The "E4" Method: Breaking the Mold of Paranormal Investigation
The "E4" Method is a blend of traditional and non-traditional approaches toward client-centered paranormal investigation from Parapsychology, interviewing specialists, as well as the "Ghost Excavation" methodology created by John G Sabol, Jr. and is balanced by advice from professional skeptics. This blend of old and new methodology is intended to provide structure for groups who desire a new direction away from the limited concepts displayed in current ghost investigation culture.
Many ghost groups understand they are using pseudoscientific methods and are hungry for a new direction. Still, many other groups are unaware that there is any other way to investigate these claims than what they have been handed down through paranormal investigation culture. The "E4" Method is the answer to groups who desire to use a blend of approaches using realistic scientific methods in a case study setting as well as utilizing the unknown variables that have been discovered by those studying paranormal phenomenon for over 130 years.
The "E4" Method is designed as a specific series of steps that will help eliminate the subjective experience often associated with "ghost hunting" activities, establish specific controls, enlist the client as a participant who is the reason for the investigation, and engage the environment (not ghosts!) in an attempt to create repeatable and predictable spontaneous paranormal occurrences. This methodology provides a solid structure as compared to random methods used by ghost investigators and has been designed from the advice of skeptics, true scientific methods, as well as the principles behind many tests using Parapsychological methods.
Handbook for the Amateur Paranormal Investigator II: The Art and Science of Paranormal Investigation
The "Art and Science of Paranormal Investigation" picks up where "How to Become a Successful Paranormal Group", the first book in this series, left off. This book is geared toward those who know the basics beyond what is portrayed on television and the internet. This next chapter takes a step forward into the world of client centered paranormal investigations. Learn the art of the interview including basic body language that can help in interviews as well as everyday situations. Learn advanced interview techniques that are simple to use that will help your client remember the most detail and provide you with an accurate picture of your upcoming investigation of the location. Evidence review, and other topics that are rarely mentioned with investigations, are discussed tool by tool. Learn the reality behind the tools and methods used in the field of paranormal investigation that goes against the popular ways of doing things.
"In 'Handbook for the Amateur Paranormal Investigator: Part II - The Art and Science of Paranormal Investigation', Brian Parsons establishes a refreshingly grounded approach to conducting paranormal investigations including many uncommon and valuable tips that can only come from someone with many years of experience in the field. Any paranormal investigator who reads this book will undoubtedly take away a wealth of knowledge that will enhance and complement their investigations and research. I highly recommend Brian's book to both new and seasoned paranormal investigators alike. Excellent!"
-Doug Kelley, PhD, CH, CSL
Founder and Executive Director
The Institute of Metaphysical Humanistic Science