"Jack Hunter, PhD, is currently a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Chester in the UK. He is author of Engaging the Anomalous, and is editor of a new anthology titled Greening the Paranormal: Exploring the Ecology of Extraordinary Experience.
He is also coeditor, with David Luke, of Talking With The Spirits: Ethnographies From Between The Worlds.
He is also founder of the journal, Paranthropology.
Here he proposes that ecology and parapsychology have much in common -- and that the obstacles facing both fields are similar in many ways.
He notes that many ecological activists report having had both paranormal and religious conversion types of experiences.
He suggests that the complex relationships among non-human life forms uncovered in ecology provide a model for understanding the wide variety of paranormal phenomena.
He also maintains that were are learning many surprising things about how plants communicate, suggesting a hidden intelligence and, perhaps, even consciousness."Greening the Paranormal and Just in Time for Spring if You Happen to Live Down-under as I Do?