May 9, 2013
Robert Cracknell is a British psychic who won fame in the 1970s and 1980s as a psychic detective, and his book The Lonely Sense: The Autobiography of a Psychic Detective “makes for interesting reading” writes reviewer Robert McLuhan in the Spring 2013 issue of the Journal of Scientific Exploration. McLuhan concludes his overview of the book with these words: “…readers who acknowledge the genuineness of psychic functioning, either from experience or from responsible research, may be willing to acknowledge that Cracknell is a psychic of uncommon ability. It’s true that his descriptions show the ambiguities and complexities involved in detection work, for instance having to persuade skeptical policemen to follow up apparently nonsensical hunches and often coming up with predictions that prove to be accurate but that however do not necessarily contribute directly to a resolution. However, in these and other ways the book provides valuable insights into a psychic’s inner development and the realities of life in the public eye.”
December 29, 2011
It’s not often that a reviewer makes that kind of statement—”the book is well worth picking up, and might even change your life”—but Micah Hanks does so in the first paragraph of his review, no less, on The Gralian Report. After doing a Google search on Robert Cracknell, the author of The Lonely Sense: The Autobiography of a Psychic Detective, he concludes: “Cracknell’s record is rather inconspicuous, but highly reputable… and if the sorts of things he mentions in his autobiography are indeed true…we damn well may have to accept he’s the best [psychic detective] anywhere.” But don’t think for a minute that Hanks is a pushover: “Even the occasional skeptic (something I consider myself to be in most cases) may find themselves unable to wrestle themselves from Cracknell’s wide-open delivery, and may begin questioning whether such extraordinary feats of psychic prowess might indeed be real after all.” Hanks then says: “But perhaps the most rewarding aspect about The Lonely Sense is the fact that Cracknell manages to keep a bright, positive outlook throughout the ups and downs, and in the end, his message is clear: anyone can do this, not just those who claim to have psychic powers…The Lonely Sense is a fine read almost any way you look at it.” After reading Hank’s review of the book, Jari Mikkola, editor of the Journal of Anomalous Sciences, read the book himself and found it to be “one of the most inspiring and candid autobiographies I’d ever read. With each page I felt as you would only do with someone you knew intimately while relaxing after a nice meal in their home. The book revealed to me a man that although he had the ability to exercise a faculty we all possess, and well I might add, he never let it go to his head.” Jari subsequently featured Cracknell in a cover story for The Journal of Anomalous Sciences. Nick Refern, who reviewed the book on Reviews of the Mysterious Kind, also had good things to say about The Lonely Sense: “It’s a brutally honest, open and highly entertaining study of the author’s life, that takes the reader from its very beginnings, his time spent in the British Royal Air Force, and to a profound experience that occurred during that same time spent with the military that sent him on the road to becoming a definitive psychic detective…Not surprisingly, Cracknell reveals that coming to grips with his surfacing powers of the psychic kind was not easy…[The book is] required reading for anyone who wants a deep, revealing insight not just into the world of psychic phenomena, but into the swirling, turbulent and emotion-filled heart of the psychic individual…”
August 20, 2011
We’ve just published ebook versions of The Lonely Sense: The Autobiography of a Psychic Detective by Robert Cracknell and Spirit Voices: The First Live Conversation Between Worlds by Mark L. Cowden. The two books are available for the Kindle, the Nook, and the iPad and iPhone.
Here are the direct links for those ebooks on the various platforms:
THE LONELY SENSE
You can see all our available ebooks in the US on the three platforms by following these links. (Our ebooks in Apple’s iBookstore can also be found by entering “Anomalist Books” in the search bar of the iBooks app.)
April 12, 2011
We’ve met a few people with a genuine psychic talent, and although we have not met Robert Cracknell personally, separated as we are by a great ocean and a great sea, the details of his life story, as told in his new book, The Lonely Sense: The Autobiography of a Psychic Detective, confirm that Cracknell is indeed the real thing. Colin Wilson, in his foreword to the book, nails it when he says that Cracknell “is totally down-to-earth, blunt, aggressive and impatient; he is also intelligent, honest, and obsessively, almost self-destructively, devoted to his own vision of the truth.” Not only does all this become obvious in reading Cracknell’s story, but we find it’s all often true of so many other genuine psychics as well. There is a truth to be discovered here. A hard truth. And make no mistake about it, Cracknell has lived a hard life. As Wilson says, “To encounter Cracknell is a refreshing, or possibly a traumatic, experience…” So read all about Robert Cracknell, the man who’s been called the “UK’s Number One Psychic Detective,” and the the man who today, although retired, continues to tune into the past and the future at the request of people around the world seeking clues to what would otherwise remain unknown.