Breakthrough : An Amazing Experiment in Electronic Communication with the Dead – Konstantin Raudive (1971-03-02)

Here’s the excerpt: “This book is the documented result of 6 years’ arduous research into an astounding scientific phenomenon, accidentally discovered in Sweden. In some ways, and for reasons not yet fully understood, voices of dead persons linked by affection or interest with the experimenter appear during playbacks of tape recordings on which no such voices were audible at the time of the original recording.”

This one is a great read but hard to find, if you’re lucky you might be able to grab a used hard cover edition from Thriftbooks or Amazon. The original version came with a vinyl that contained some of the actual recorded transcripts.

Konstantin Raudive is one of the fathers of “electronic voice phenomena” or EVP. He popularized the phrase ITC or “Instrumental Trans-Communication” to describe his method of “communications” with the spirit world. I built one of the diode detector devices that he details in his book. Check out this post for the results of my experiments.

Here’s the wordcloud of the book text:

Yes, that is Hitler in there. Raudive would like us to believe that Hitler spoke to him in Latvian. Also there are accounts of voice sessions that involve other political leaders. Personally, I’m less interested in the voice transcripts than the ideas behind his recording devices.

If you check out the book, leave a comment and let me know what you think.