Dr. Jack Hunter

AQA AS-Level Religious Studies (North Shropshire College, 2015-2016):

RSS02 - Religion and Ethics: Kant's Theory of Ethics, Natural Law and Ethics, Religious Views of the Created World, Environmental Ethics.

RSS04 - Philosophy, Science & Religion: Mircales, Creation, The Design Argument, Quantum Mechanics and a Religious Worldview.


AQA A-Level Religious Studies (North Shropshire College, 2016-2017):


RST3B - Philosophy of Religion: The Ontological Argument and the Relationship Between Reason and Faith, Religious Language, Body, Soul and Personal Identity, The Problem of Evil.


4AIII - Religious Experience


AQA A-Level Sociology (North Shropshire College, 2016-2017):


Beliefs in Society: Theories of Religion, Religion and Social Change, Secularisation, Religion, Renewal and Choice, Religion in a Global Context, Organisations, Movements and Members, Ideology and Science.


Crime and Deviance: Functionalist, Strain and Subcultrual Theories, Interactionism and Labelling Theory, Class, Power and Crime, Realist Theories of Crime, Gender, Crime and Justice, Ethnicity, Crime and Justice, Crime and the Media, Globalisation, Green Crime, Human Rights and State Crime, Control, Punishment and Victims.


AS and A-Level

Higher Education Teaching

Department of Theology & Religious Studies, University of Chester (2015-16):

Methods and Theories in the Study of Narrative, Ritual and Folklore.

The Anthropology of Religion.

Introduction to Religious Studies.


Department of Archaeology & Anthropology, University of Bristol (2012-2013):


Introduction to Social Anthropology.

Access to Higher Education Teaching

Access to Health and Social Care (North Shropshire College, 2017-Present)


Psychology: Introduction to Psychology, Social Psychology, Abnormal Psychology.


Sociology: Sociology of the Family, Sociology of Education, Crime and Deviance.

Other Roles

Assistant Examiner, AQA - A-Level Religious Studies, RST3B: Philosophy of Religion - (2016-Present).


Private Tutor, A-Level Religious Studies, Eduqas: Christianity, Philosophy of Religion, Ethics - (2018-Present).


Assessment Specialist, OCR - GCSE Religious Studies, B601/01 Philosophy 1 (Deity, Religious and Spiritual Experience, End of Life) - (2014-2017).


Social Media Co-Ordinator, One School One Planet Project, Permaculture in Schools Project (www.llanfyllin.sector39.co.uk)

Lectures & Conference Presentations

'Use and Value Natural Resources.' Sector39 Permaculture Design Course, Chester Cathedral, 21st February 2018.


'Systems Thinking and Feedback in Nature.' Sector39 Permaculture Design Course, Chester Cathedral, 14th February 2018.


'Damned Facts.' Parapsychology Foundation Book Expo 2017. 2nd December 2017.


'Mediumship, Shamanism and Bodily Transformation.' Conference of the British Association for the Study of Religion, University of Chester, 5th September 2017.


‘Anthropology, Parapsychology and the Ontology of Non-Ordinary Realities.’ Alvarado-Zingrone ParaMOOC2017. 20th February 2017.


‘What Discernment Traditions Might Tell Us About the Nature of Consciousness.’ Presentation at Wild or Domesticated: Uncanny in Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Mind. The House of Science and Letters, Helsinki, 20th-22nd September 2016.


‘Ordinary Theology in the R.E. Classroom: How Finding out What Pupils Believe can Lead to Better R.E. Teaching.’ Presentation as part of the (Non)Religion and Education Workshop, Newman University, 8th September 2016.


‘The Anthropology of the Weird: An Introduction to Anthropology's Relationship with the Paranormal.’ At Chester Theosophical Society, Quaker Meeting House, Frodsham Road. 8th June 2016.


'A Brief History of Paranthropology.' Panel Discussion: The Emerging Field of Paranthropology, With Dr. David Luke, Dr. Serena Roney-Dougal, Prof. Patric Giesler and Prof. Stanley Krippner. 58th Annual Convention of the Parapsychological Association, University of Greenwich, 16th- 19th July 2015.


Chair: ‘Spiritual Practices and Paranthropology.’ 58th Annual Convention of the Parapsychological Association, University of Greenwich, 16th-19th July 2015.


'On the Nature of the Psilocybe Folk: Psychedelic Entity Encounters and the Problem of Spirits.' At Breaking Convention: Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Consciousness, University of Greenwich, 10th-12th July 2015.


‘Psychedelic Entity Encounters and the Problem of Spirits.' At Birmingham Psychedelic Society, June 18th 2015.


'"Spirits are the Problem": Anthropology and Conceptualising Spiritual Beings.' Presentation at Life After Death Symposium: Perspectives from Philosophy, Theology, Anthropology and Literature, University of Leeds. 20th March 2015.


'The Ontology of the Unseen: How Do We Know What is Really Real?' Presentation for Myth, Cosmology and the Sacred MA, Open Lecture Series, Canterbury Christ Church University. 7th March 2015.


‘Numinous Dimensions: Exploring Otto's Concept of the Numinous in Stoker, Machen and Lovecraft.’ Presentation at Weekend Otherworld, The Cinema Museum, London. 25th October 2014.


‘Understanding Ghosts in the Cross-Cultural Context: Ghosts, Spirits, Gods and Animism.’ Presentation at Seriously Spooked, Aston University. 27th September 2014.


‘Paranthropology, Transpersonal Anthropology and the Ontology of the Unseen: How do we know what is really real?’ Presentation at BASR 2014 Conference, as part of the panel ‘Research among spirits, ghosts and deities - How to study non-ordinary realities.’ Open University, Milton Keynes. 3rd-4th September 2014.


‘The Anthropology of Spirit Possession: An Introduction.’ Presentation for Ecology, Cosmos and Consciousness Lecture Series, The October Gallery, London. 29th July 2014.


‘Spirit Mediumship and Folk Models of Mind and Matter.’ Presentation at The Ghost Club, Victory Serviceman’s Club, London. 12th April 2014.


‘Ectoplasm, Somatization and Stigmata: Physical Mediumship as the Development of Extraordinary Mind-Body States.’ Presentation at 6th Exploring the Extraordinary Conference, Gettysburg College, PA, USA. 21st-23rd March 2014.


Co-convener: ‘The Anthropology of the Paranormal.’ At Centre for Theory and Research, Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California, USA. 13th-18th October 2013.


Panel Participation: ‘Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Seriously Strange.’ At Seriously Strange: Conference of the Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena. University of Bath, 7th-8th September 2013.


ʻMediumship and Folk Models of Mind and Matter.ʼ Panel Convener: The Extended Self: Relations Between Material and Immaterial Worlds. At 17th World Congress of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences: ʻEvolving Humanity, Emerging Worlds.ʼ University of Manchester, 5th-10th August 2013.


ʻBeyond Castaneda: A Brief History of Psychedelics in Anthropology.ʼ At Breaking Convention: Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Consciousness, University of Greenwich, 12th-14th July 2013.


ʻMediumship and Folk Models of Mind and Matter.ʼ Presentation at 18th Joint Postgraduate Religion & Theology Conference, University of Bristol, 8th-9th March 2013.


ʻExpressions of Spirithood: Performance and the Materialisation of Spirits.ʼ Presentation at 4th Exploring the Extraordinary Conference. Holiday Inn, York. 21st-23rd September 2012.


ʻExpressions of Spirithood: Performance and the Materialisation of Spirits.ʼ Presentation at GHost Hosting 7 - Presence/Manifesting Ghosts. Senate House, University of London. 14th March 2012.


ʻThe Anthropology of Spirit Mediumship: Mediumship, Animism and Altered States of Consciousness.ʼ Presentation at Seriously Strange: The 30th Anniversary Conference of the Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena, University of Bath. 10th-11th September 2011.


ʻMediumship, Trance and the Afterlife: Altered States of Consciousness in the Study of Mediumship.ʼ Presentation at Afterlife Research Centre Workshop on Ethnographic Approaches to Mediumship, University of Bristol. 4th July 2011.


ʻNuminous Conversations: Psychical and Anthropological Interpretations of Spirit Communicators.ʼ Presentation at Daimonic Imagination: Uncanny Intelligence Conference, University of Kent. 6th-7th May 2011.


ʻThe Anthropology of Spirit Mediumship.ʼ Presentation at Spooksfest, York. 11th-13th March 2011.


ʻTalking With the Spirits: An Experiential Exploration of Contemporary Trance and Physical Mediumship.ʼ Presentation at 2nd Exploring the Extraordinary Conference, Department of Sociology, York University. 24th-25th September 2010.


ʻAnthropology and the Paranormal.ʼ Presentation at the Society for Psychical Research, London. 4th March 2010.


ʻAnthropological and Ethnographic Approaches to the Supernatural.ʼ Presentation at University of Bristol. 29th January and 1st February 2010.

‘What Discernment Traditions Might Tell Us About the Nature of Consciousness.’ Presentation at Wild or Domesticated: Uncanny in Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Mind.

The House of Science and Letters, Helsinki, 20th-22nd September 2016.

'What is Climate Change?'

Llanfyllin High School, March 2017.

'On the Nature of the Psilocybe Folk: Psychedelic Entity Encounters and the Problem of Spirits.' At Breaking Convention: Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Consciousness,

University of Greenwich, 10th-12th July 2015.

ʻMediumship, Trance and the Afterlife: Altered States of Consciousness in the Study of Mediumship.ʼ Presentation at Afterlife Research Centre Workshop on Ethnographic Approaches to Mediumship, University of Bristol. 4th July 2011.

‘Ectoplasm, Somatization and Stigmata: Physical Mediumship as the Development of Extraordinary Mind-Body States.’ Presentation at 6th Exploring the Extraordinary Conference, Gettysburg College, PA, USA. 21st-23rd March 2014.

ʻExpressions of Spirithood: Performance and the Materialisation of Spirits.ʼ Presentation at GHost Hosting 7 - Presence/Manifesting Ghosts. Senate House, University of London. 14th March 2012.

‘Permaculture and Deep Ecology.' Presentation at Chester Cathedral, 21st February 2018.