Dr. Jack Hunter


Email: jack.hunter@aleftrust.org

Website: jack-hunter.yourwebsitespace.com


Jack Hunter, PhD., is an anthropologist exploring the borderlands of consciousness, religion, ecology and the paranormal. He is an Honorary Research Fellow with the Alister Hardy Religious Experience Research Centre, and a tutor with the Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture, University of Wales Trinity Saint David. He teaches on the MA in Ecology and Spirituality and the MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology. He is also a tutor with the Alef Trust on their MSc in Consciousness, Spirituality and Transpersonal Psychology, as well as an Access to Higher Education lecturer in the Humanities and Social Sciences at Newtown College. He lives in the hills of Mid-Wales with his family

Research interests

Jack’s main research interests centre on the intersections of anthropology, ecology, the paranormal and religious studies. His doctoral research with the University of Bristol took the form of an ethnographic study of contemporary trance and physical mediumship, in which Jack worked toward the development of a ‘non-reductive’ anthropology of the paranormal. He has published several books exploring extraordinary experiences from a range of different perspectives, which contribute to the emerging field of paranthropology.

Key publications

Hunter, J. (2023). Deep Weird: The Varieties of High Strangeness Experience. August Night Press.

Hunter, J. (2023). Ecology and Spirituality: A Brief Introduction. Sophia Centre Press.

Hunter, J. (2020). Manifesting Spirits: An Anthropological Study of Mediumship and the Paranormal. Aeon Books.

Hunter, J. (2019). Greening the Paranormal: Exploring the Ecology of Extraordinary Experience. August Night Press.

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