The author, Jackie Jones-Hunt lectures and writes, sharing her academic research and accounts of her years of observations and personal experiences, on a vast array of categories of psychical research topics. These include out of body and near-death experiences and mediumship.
For many years Jackie has taught highly popular psychical research/
consciousness studies classes to adults at a large number of UK universities and colleges, to name a few, Warwick University, Strathclyde University and the University of the West of Scotland (previously Paisley University).
In recent years Jackie was the Book Review Editor for the Academy for Spiritual & Consciousness Studies Inc. Writing a frequent and lengthy 2 page column named Jackie’s Perspectives for the ASCS Searchlight Journal, Jackie also wrote other book reviews for their second Journal for Spiritual and Consciousness Studies. The ASCS Mission Statement is: “…to discern, develop and disseminate knowledge of how consciousness studies and paranormal phenomena may relate to and enhance the development of the human spirit.”
Formerly, Jackie was a lecturer and counsellor of students, who taught World Religions and English. She is a long-term vegetarian who is mum to 5 Jack and Parson Jack Russell dogs!
Jackie herself, has had many and varied personal psychic and mediumistic experiences throughout her life and is able to offer predictive information. The psychical researcher in her, requests letters of feedback regarding her predictions and she has an album full, thanking her for the accuracy of her precognitive insights.
Jackie gained her BA hons Degree at Lancaster University, UK., in Arabic language, Islamic Studies and Religious Studies under the excellent guidance of her 4 eminent Professors: David Waines, Ninian Smart, John Bowker and Professor Arafat. Jackie has visited many and varied ancient sites of religious archaeological interest. After living and teaching in Amman, Jordan in the middle east for two years, Jackie gained postgraduate qualifications at Strathclyde University, Glasgow, UK.
Over 35 years ago Jackie commenced her theoretical and observational research into psychical and mediumistic phenomena beginning under the personal tuition of the acclaimed psychical researcher Archie E. Roy. Roy was awarded the Myers Memorial Medal by the Society for Psychical Research, London, UK, of which he was a former President. He was also Professor Emeritus of Glasgow University.
The two remained long-term friends until he made his transition from the material level of existence in 2012. Roy wrote the foreword for Jackie’s book, Moses & Jesus the Shamans, published by O Books in 2011. For decades Jackie has continued to compile her own theoretical, observational and personal-experiential research and in earlier days gained some financial support by editing professors’ manuscripts for books and foreign students’ MPhils and PhDs on a wide range of topics.
Striving to bring an academic and experienced eye to the world of mediumship, Jackie never took the prevalent, populated and more socially acceptable route of the parapsychologist. Parapsychologists typically offer convoluted materialistic explanations, attempting to substantiate their preconceived beliefs that all mediumistic experiences are nothing more than imagination, hoax and hallucinations. Instead, Jackie delved deeply into spiritually transformative mediumistic communications and phenomena throughout the ages and noted how these repeatedly give birth to humankind’s spiritual beliefs. For Jackie, mediumship plays a pivotal role in humankind’s spiritual history. Perceiving how the two converge, she knew she was definitely not a ‘parapsychologist.’
In the early days, Jackie spent a year writing to UK universities searching out a post-graduate supervisor in a religious studies department with an academic background researching mediumship for her anticipated MPhil and PhD on psychical research topics and mediumship.
In those days when she found a rare university postgraduate supervisor interested he or she each wished to entirely change her area of expertise and research. To give one example, the academic at the University of Exeter asked Jackie to study “the people” interested in “psychical research,” not the phenomena! Telling Jackie to study mediumship for an MPhil or PhD in a UK university was impossible. Jackie declined these offers.
|Compromising, doing a UK MPhil/PhD on near death experiences, excluded from mentioning the ‘banned’ mediumship, Jackie finally transferred from her UK university when she was introduced to the acclaimed Professor Elizabeth Fenske. Fenske was the Dean of the Dept. of Consciousness Studies & Sacred Traditions, Jackie had found the needle in a haystack for which she had searched. Fenske had an excellent, long-standing reputation in the field of psychical research, had a number of esteemed presidential titles including that of former President of the International Association for Near-Death Studies Inc., IANDS (USA) and former editor of their publication Vital Signs. Jackie’s external examiners for her MPhil and PhD were the two authors, Professor Carl Lindgren (USA) and Dr. Crawford Knox of Oxford University, UK.
This unique cutting-edge department was based in a private university, licensed to grant degrees and postgraduate degrees by Wyoming Department of Education, USA during the years Jackie was enrolled. Dianne Corcoran obtained her PhD there and became the esteemed President of IANDS, the International Association for Near Death Studies Inc. David Lingiah amongst other highly reputable individuals obtained their PhD’s with Jackie at that time. Lingiah was then invited to join The American Board of Medical Psychotherapists. However, as with many unique, ground-breaking, pioneering endeavours this private university has since closed.
Jackie brought to both of her unique 100,000 word MPhil and PhD dissertations, her accumulated years of compiled research. Her MPhil explored three classes of spiritually transformative shamanic, out of body and near-death experiences.
Her 100,000 word PhD brought together Jackie’s amassed interviews and taped sessions with mediums. She produced detailed evidence how spiritually transformative mediumistic revelatory experiences throughout the centuries and the globe lie at the birth of humankind’s spiritual beliefs. Later, many of these pure and simple unadulterated truths were contaminated with manmade rituals, dogmas and other materialistic accretions. These distortions were then incorporated into manmade religions.
Jackie’s academic research has always been combined with decades of observational research of demonstrations of mediumship including at the Arthur Findlay College, Stansted, UK. Jackie continues to be fascinated by mediums’ differing abilities, each offering different levels and types of proof of survival after physical death, and how clairvoyant and clairaudient mediums can attune to the same third-party contact.
Jackie has decades of direct voice trance mediumistic communications as highly reputable, genuine mediums during altered states of consciousness act as vessels for fascinating talks from surviving spirit personalities. Jackie has recorded and evaluated hundreds of taped interviews and sittings with clairvoyant, clairaudient, and clairsentient mediums who, individually and cumulatively, provide evidence for the continued survival after physical death, of all animals, human and non-human.
Jackie was invited to observe the acclaimed medium, Gordon Higginson, the long serving former president of the Arthur Findlay college, perform countless demonstrations of mediumship and physical manifestations. Jackie looked upon Gordon as a spiritual father, sharing a decades-long friendship, united in their passionate quest for spiritual truth, however Gordon is no longer on the material level of existence.
Jackie’s books can be found on Amazon.
Moses and Jesus the Shamans
The Proof Animals have Souls Series:
The first being: Proof Animals have Souls
The second being: 500+ Celebrities: Go Vegetarian