Jack Hunter is an anthropologist exploring the borderlands of consciousness, religion and the paranormal, living in the hills of Mid-Wales. His doctoral research with the University of Bristol examines the experiences of spirit mediums and their influence on the development of self-concepts and models of consciousness. He is the founder and editor of Paranthropology: Journal of Anthropological Approaches to the Paranormal (www.paranthropology.co.uk). He is the author of Why People Believe in Spirits, Gods and Magic (2012), editor of Damned Facts: Fortean Essays on Religion, Folklore and the Paranormal (2016), and co-editor with Dr. David Luke of Talking With the Spirits: Ethnographies from Between the Worlds (2014). He teaches Religious Studies and the Anthropology of Religion at local colleges and universities.