Psyche's Exile: an empirical odyssey in search of the soul

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Psyche’s Exile: an empirical odyssey in search 

of the soul. 

“Psyche” means “soul” in Greek, and “psychology” literally means ‘the study of the soul.’  For over a century American psychology has gone in precisely the opposite direction. Soul = mind, and mind = brain with no exceptions! This reductionist paradigm is challenged in this book as Professor Kroth reviews eight politically incorrect, ‘forbidden’ databases in his empirical pursuit of the immortal soul of the ages: near-death experiences, deathbed visions, precognitive dreams, premonitions, synchronicity, telepathy, states of possession, just to name a few. The journey leads to a fascinating rediscovery of the soul.


Psyche’s Exile . . is an absolute treasure trove of carefully collected experiential and experimental data spanning the research areas of anthropology, sociology, religion, spirituality, psychology, and physics. Although we are still some human evolutionary time away from experimentally proving the existence of the human soul, there is certainly enough good data available at present to make it a viable working hypothesis. Dr. Kroth is dedicated to his craft as a professional explorer of nature in its many forms. For myself, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this book to my scientific colleagues and my friends.”

—William A. Tiller, Ph.D., professor of physics: Stanford University;

Author of Science and Human Transformation 


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ralph greenspan
September 11, 2013
Very comprehensive and insightful presentation. Dr. Kroth makes his argument slowly building on psychic dreams, premonitions, telepathy, near death experiences, until he takes you gently to the inevitable conclusion. Masterful. Five stars! R Greenspan
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Michael Tweet
August 19, 2014
I would suggest this to ANYONE, ever, period. There may be a handful of spelling errors throughtout, but do not let that tarnish the whole of the message within and without of this ~ 400 page text.
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About the author

Jerry Kroth, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor Emeritus in the graduate counseling psychology program at Santa Clara University in California.  His academic assignments have included courses in psychotherapy and personality theory, dreamwork, and research methods.  Dr. Kroth has an abiding therapeutic interest in working with dreams, personal oracles, and the applications of dream theory to psychohistory and collective psychology.  Jerry has been a member of the International Psychohistorical Association since 1983.


Dr. Kroth’s twelve prior books were in the areas of counseling psychology, child sexual abuse, learning disorders, metapsychology, transpersonal psychology, and research methodology. In addition he has written and presented over seventy-five papers on anxiety, child development, mass psychology, synchronicity, experimental studies of the dream process, the psychology of propaganda and collective psychology. Professor Kroth lives in California with his wife and two daughters. He maintains a website:

His most recent books are listed below:

Conspiracy in Camelot: the complete history of the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy 

Psyche’s Exile: an empirical odyssey in search of the soul

Duped! Delusion, denial, and the end of the American dream 

The Lindbergh kidnapping: mobs, mass psychology, and myth

Aliens and Man: a synopsis of facts and beliefs. 

Omens and Oracles: collective psychology in the nuclear age 

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