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andy-mercerAndy Mercer

Andy is a published writer, researcher and professional Psychotherapist working within the Jungian paradigm. Andy has had more than 30 years of experience in investigating both the esoteric and the paranormal. Andy approaches both subjects primarily as a ‘parapsychologist’, concentrating on how the mind and human consciousness are affected by these experiences, rather than simply believing everything wholesale.

Andy’s initial experiences with the paranormal research involved working within writer and researcher Andy Collins’ Earthquest group, which investigated both paranormal and occult based activity in the UK, back in the late 1980s and early 90s. Following a by a sojourn at university, as a mature student reading Philosophy, Andy once again became involved with the paranormal, working first with a team based in South East England before setting up The Institute of Paranormal Research. The Institute strove to uncover genuine evidence for the reality of paranormal phenomena. In addition to running the IoPR, Andy has worked with a number of other paranormal groups and special events companies. As well appearing as a guest on various Internet radio shows, Andy also co-hosted the ‘KTPF’ paranormal Internet radio show. Andy has written for a number of publications both online and in the ”Real World”. These include commissioned articles for professional psychotherapy publications and magazines. Andy has also had books published on the Germanic runes and on the ‘Enochian Magic’ of Dr. John Dee.  In more recent years Andy has dedicated his researches into folklore and ‘traditional witchcraft’, examining how such subjects connect with Jungian archetypal concepts, as well as reexamining historical cases of the paranormal attempting to uncover new ‘angles’ and aspects of interesting cases.  Andy is also a published composer of electronic music and composed The Transatlantic ParaRadio Show’s theme tune.