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Parapsychology and Occult Science Periodicals

Parapsychology and Occult Science Periodicals

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library has numerous journals about parapsychology and the occult sciences and related topics. The journals are located in various libraries, including the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library (SSHEL) and Main Stacks. Use the Library Catalog to search by title or call number to find a specific journal’s location. The letters in parentheses indicate the publication frequency; however, many titles may be published irregularly. See the frequency key for an explanation about the letters. This is not a comprehensive list of occult science journals held by the library. To search for additional titles, see Additional Resources.

Current Periodicals  |  Historical Collections | Additional Resources | Frequency Key


Current Periodicals

American Dowser (Q)
133.32305 AM

Fate: The World’s Mysteries Explored (M)
133.05 FA

Flying Saucer Review (Q)
629.133405 FL

Fortean Times (M)
133.05 FO

Horoscope Guide Monthly (continues Astrology and American Astrology) (M)
133.5405 AME1

Journal for Spiritual & Consciousness Studies (continues Journal of Spirituality and Paranormal Studies) (Q)
133.805 JO1a

Journal of Near-Death Studies (Q)
155.93705 JO

Journal of Parapsychology (Q, S)
133.905 JO

Light (Q)
133.0705 LI

Magic, Ritual and Witchcraft (S)
133.05 MRW

MUFON UFO Journal (M)
001.94205 MU

Prediction  (M)
133.05 PRE

Preternature: Critical and Historical Studies on the Preternatural (S)
Online only

Skeptical Inquirer (Q, B)
133.0705 ZET1

SPR Newsletter (Society for Psychical Research) (S)
133.8072005 SO

Historical Collections

A.R.E. Community (Association for Research and Enlightenment) (B)
133.0705 AR2

A.R.E. Journal (Association for Research and Enlightenment) (continues as Venture Inward) (Q)
133.0705 AS

A.R.E. News (Association for Research and Enlightenment) (continues as Venture Inward) (B)
133.0805 AR

A.S.P.R. Newsletter (Y)
133.806 AS

American Astrology (continues Astrology, continues as Horoscope Guide Monthly) (M)
133.505 AME AND 133.5405 AME

Ancient Skies (BM)
629.4 An22

Anomalist (S)
001.05 AN

Astrological Magazine (M)
133.505 AS

Astrology (V)
133.505 AST

Astrology (continues as Astrology and Horoscope Guide Monthly) (M)
133.5405 AS

Borderlands (continues Journal of Borderland Research)(Q)
001.9405 JO1

Bulletin (American Federation of Astrologers Inc.) (continues as Today’s Astrologer) (M)
133.505 BU

Dell Horoscope (M)
133.5405 HO

Cerealogist (Q)

Exceptional Human Experience (continues Parapsychology Abstracts International) (S)
016.1338 P2121

Inpsider : Unlocking the human psyche (continues Theta) (M)
133.901305 IN

Journal of Borderland Research (continues as Borderlands)(Q)
001.9405 JO1a AND 001.9405 JO

Journal of Religion and Psychical Research (continues as Journal of Spirituality and Paranormal Studies) (Q)
133.805 JO1

Journal of Spirituality and Paranormal Studies (continues as Journal for Spiritual & Consciousness Studies) (Q)
133.805 JO1a

Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research (Q)
133.0705 AM

Newsletter (Illinois MUFON) (Q)
001.94205 NEW

The Occult Digest (M)
133.05 OC

Parapsychology Abstracts International (continues as Exceptional Human Experience) (S)
016.13387 P212

Psi Researcher (Q)
Q.133.805 PSI

Saucer News (Saucer and Unexplained Celestial Events Research Society) (Q)
001.94205 SA

SFF Newsletter (Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship) (M)
289.9 SP4S

Society for Psychical Research, London Journal (Q)
130.6S OJ

Spiritual Frontiers (Q)
289.905 SPI

Theta: A Bulletin for Research on the Problem of Survival After Bodily Death (continues as Inpsider) (Q)
133.07 T34

Today’s Astrologer (continues Bulletin (American Federation of Astrologers Inc.)) (M)
133.505 BU1

U.F.O. Investigator (M)
629.1334 UF7

Venture Inward (continues A.R.E. Journal and A.R.E. News) (B)
128.105 VE

Additional Resources

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library has additional journals related to the occult sciences. To find these, search the Library Catalog using subject terms. Examples of subjects terms are listed below and others can be found on the Guide to Sources in the Merten J. Mandeville Collection in Parapsychology and the Occult Sciences. 

  • Astrology – Periodicals
  • Curiosities and wonders – Periodical
  • Horoscopes – Periodicals
  • Magic – Periodicals
  • Occultism – Periodicals
  • Parapsychology – Periodicals
  • Spiritualism – Periodicals
  • Unidentified flying objects – Periodicals
  • Witchcraft – Periodicals.



B = Bimonthly

M = Monthly

Q = Quarterly

S = Semi-Annual

V = Frequency Varies

Y = Yearly