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Occult Sciences
Norman: The Doll That Needed to Be Locked Away
Norman
The Doll That Needed to Be Locked Away
Paperback      ISBN: 0738755516

When the doll was handed to me, I said he looked like hell. The woman who sold him to me replied that something coming from hell was bound to look like it.

From the very first day paranormal investigator Stephen Lancaster brought him home, Norman the Doll raised hell. He caused sudden infestations of rats and spiders. He frightened dogs and put children in trances. He even moved on his own in video surveillance footage.

That was just the beginning.

Norman takes you on a chilling journey into Stephen's life with a doll that has held the spirit of an unborn child for over fifty years--a haunted doll that still lives in Stephen's house. What began as a curious find at an antique store soon escalated to a supernatural nightmare that could only be eased by locking Norman away in his own room.

Praise:
Dedicated readers of horror and internet creepypasta stories will thrill to the mounting evil and the ersatz solution Lancaster and his wife devise to appease Norman. A must-read for fans of the Chucky and Annabelle movies.--Booklist

Ancient Giants: History, Myth, and Scientific Evidence from Around the World
Ancient Giants
History, Myth, and Scientific Evidence from Around the World
Paperback      ISBN: 1591432936

Investigates physical evidence, history, and myths to reveal the lost race of giants that once dominated the world

- Reveals suppressed archaeological and scientific discoveries supporting the existence of a worldwide race of giants

- Examines giant myths and legends from ancient religious texts and literature from around the world

- Includes findings from throughout Europe (Britain, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, and Russia), the Middle East (Israel, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, and Iran), Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and the Far East (China, Japan, Malaysia, and the Philippines)

From the Nephilim and Goliath in the Bible to the Titans in Greek mythology and the Fomorians and Frost Giants in Celtic and Nordic lore, almost every culture around the world has spoken of an ancient race of giants. Giant footprints left in the geological bedrock, tens of thousands of years old, have been discovered in India, China, and the war-torn lands of Syria. Giant bones and full skeletons have been found in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australia, and Asia. Yet despite mounting evidence, mainstream science continues to consign these findings to the fringe.

Examining global myths, historical records, megalithic ruins, and archaeological findings, Xaviant Haze provides compelling evidence for a lost race of giants in Earth's prehistory. He explores myths that go back thousands of years, including those found in the world's holiest scriptures, as well as medieval and modern myths, such as Geoffrey of Monmouth's account of the first kings of Britain and the stories of giant bones unearthed by Allied soldiers during World War II. He investigates historical reports of ancient giants found in Ireland and the British Isles--the remains of which mysteriously disappeared shortly after their discovery. He explores the legends of giants in Russia and goes deep into the Far East, revealing the multitude of fascinating giant legends in China. Haze explains how giants were responsible for the megalithic wonders of Malta and how the early settlers of Australia discovered the remains of giants but these findings were suppressed by the Royal Academies. He also explores the mythic origins of the giants: Were they the hybrid results from genetic experiments of ancient aliens or from the interbreeding of the fallen angels with the daughters of man?

Covering legends and finds from throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and the Far East, Haze also presents--in its entirety--The Book of Giants, a portion of the Dead Sea Scrolls suppressed due to its overwhelming support for the existence of giants in antiquity.
Ghostly Tales: Poltergeists, Haunted Houses, and Messages from Beyond
Ghostly Tales
Poltergeists, Haunted Houses, and Messages from Beyond
Paperback      ISBN: 0738739553

A firsthand witness to an uncountable number of paranormal events, author Billy Roberts tells absolutely true stories that will leave you touched by otherworldly fear. Filled with poltergeists, murderers, and hair-raising spirits, Ghostly Tales is possibly the most frightening book you will ever read. Some of the spine-chilling stories included in this book are gruesome. Some are horrific. All of the stories will chill you to your very bones.

A dead man lurks in the land of the living, mystifying his family at his own funeral. An unassuming family, caught in the grip of a misbegotten crystal ball, becomes haunted by deplorable scenes of hellish atrocities. A cloven-hooved card shark interrupts a weekly poker game and terrorizes the players with evil foreboding. The dozens of stories in this book are absolutely true, and they all transcend the bounds of the imagination in a way that will have you afraid to turn out the lights.

Haunted World War II: Soldier Spirits, Ghost Planes & Strange Synchronicities
Haunted World War II
Soldier Spirits, Ghost Planes & Strange Synchronicities
Paperback      ISBN: 0738755796

ON HALLOWED AND HAUNTED GROUND

Discover the paranormal legacy of the Second World War. In this book, you will encounter dozens of phenomena in the European and Pacific theaters as well as historic locations in the US where the spirits of the dead are unable--or unwilling--to let the past go.

  • The ghost of an admiral gives a tour of the USS Lexington
  • Tourists at Dieppe are haunted by the terrifying sounds of battle
  • A full-body apparition appears at Schofield Barracks
  • Ghost tanks are witnessed patrolling the Russian front
  • Phantom footsteps shock the guards at Hickam Air Force Base
  • Ghostly soldiers knock on doors at Iwo Jima
  • A spirit-sailor keeps eternal watch at Pearl Harbor

This book also shares fascinating stories of supernatural warfare. Learn about wizards and witches in England casting spells to hold the Germans at bay; Dion Fortune and the Fraternity of the Inner Light working magic in support of the Allies; and Aleister Crowley waging a psychic campaign to capture high-ranking Nazi, Rudolf Hess. Haunted World War II explores the high strangeness and haunted aftermath of the most devastating clash of nations in living history.

Spirit Messages: Inspiring Stories about Mediumship and Experiences from the Other Side
Spirit Messages
Inspiring Stories about Mediumship and Experiences from the Other Side
Paperback      ISBN: 0738756199

Guidance and Healing from the Other Side

Have you ever felt the presence of a spirit subtly guiding you in life? Are you curious about how you may be able to connect more directly with the other side? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to confirm that your loved ones in spirit are at peace?

This book shares dozens of moving and thought-provoking stories that show what it's like to be a medium, with all the ups and downs that come along with these amazing gifts. Join bestselling author and certified medium Elizabeth Owens as she presents a variety of fascinating examples of how spirit communication is natural and beneficial to people from all walks of life. This book presents the most compelling and inspiring messages from Elizabeth's decades of experience as a practicing medium and Spiritualist. Exploring s ances, channeling, automatic writing, and more, Spirit Messages provides ideas and insights for how everyday people can connect to their personal guides and receive the wisdom that is waiting in the world of spirit.

Dictionary of Ancient Magic Words and Spells: From Abraxas to Zoar
Dictionary of Ancient Magic Words and Spells
From Abraxas to Zoar
Hardcover      ISBN: 1620553740

A comprehensive handbook of more than 1,000 magical words, phrases, symbols, and secret alphabets

- Explains the origins, derivatives, and practical usage of each word, phrase, and spell as well as how they can be combined for custom spells

- Based on the magical traditions of Europe, Greece, and Egypt and recently discovered one-of-a-kind grimoires from Scandinavia, France, and Germany

- Includes an in-depth exploration of secret magical alphabets, including those based on Hebrew letters, Kabbalistic symbols, astrological signs, and runes

From Abracadabra to the now famous spells of the Harry Potter series, magic words are no longer confined to the practices of pagans, alchemists, witches, and occultists. They have become part of the popular imagination of the Western world. Passed down from ancient Babylon, Egypt, and Greece, these words and the rituals surrounding them have survived through the millennia because they work. And as scholar Claude Lecouteux reveals, often the more impenetrable they seem, the more effective they are.

Analyzing more than 7,000 spells from the magical traditions of Europe as well as the magical papyri of the Greeks and recently discovered one-of-a-kind grimoires from Scandinavia, France, and Germany, Lecouteux has compiled a comprehensive dictionary of ancient magic words, phrases, and spells along with an in-depth exploration--the first in English--of secret magical alphabets, including those based on Hebrew letters, Kabbalistic symbols, astrological signs, and runes. Drawing upon thousands of medieval accounts and famous manuscripts such as the Heptameron of Peter Abano, the author examines the origins of each word or spell, offering detailed instructions on their successful use, whether for protection, love, wealth, or healing. He charts their evolution and derivations through the centuries, showing, for example, how spells that were once intended to put out fires evolved to protect people from witchcraft. He reveals the inherent versatility of magic words and how each sorcerer or witch had a set of stock phrases they would combine to build a custom spell for the magical need at hand.

Presenting a wealth of material on magical words, signs, and charms, both common and obscure, Lecouteux also explores the magical words and spells of ancient Scandinavia, the Hispano-Arabic magic of Spain before the Reconquista, the traditions passed down from ancient Egypt, and those that have stayed in use until the present day.
Aleister Crowley in America: Art, Espionage, and Sex Magick in the New World
Aleister Crowley in America
Art, Espionage, and Sex Magick in the New World
Hardcover      ISBN: 1620556308

An exploration of Crowley's relationship with the United States

- Details Crowley's travels, passions, literary and artistic endeavors, sex magick, and psychedelic experimentation

- Investigates Crowley's undercover intelligence adventures that actively promoted U.S. involvement in WWI

- Includes an abundance of previously unpublished letters and diaries

Occultist, magician, poet, painter, and writer Aleister Crowley's three sojourns in America sealed both his notoriety and his lasting influence. Using previously unpublished diaries and letters, Tobias Churton traces Crowley's extensive travels through America and his quest to implant a new magical and spiritual consciousness in the United States, while working to undermine Germany's propaganda campaign to keep the United States out of World War I.

Masterfully recreating turn-of-the-century America in all its startling strangeness, Churton explains how Crowley arrived in New York amid dramatic circumstances in 1900. After other travels, in 1914 Crowley returned to the U.S. and stayed for five years: turbulent years that changed him, the world, and the face of occultism forever. Diving deeply into Crowley's 5-year stay, we meet artists, writers, spies, and government agents as we uncover Crowley's complex work for British and U.S. intelligence agencies. Exploring Crowley's involvement with the birth of the Greenwich Village radical art scene, we discover his relations with writers Sinclair Lewis and Theodore Dreiser and artists John Butler Yeats, Leon Engers Kennedy, and Robert Winthrop Chanler while living and lecturing on now-vanished "Genius Row." We experience his love affairs and share Crowley's hard times in New Orleans and his return to health, magical dynamism, and the most colorful sex life in America. We examine his controversial political stunts, his role in the sinking of the passenger ship Lusitania, his making of the "Elixir of Life" in 1915, his psychedelic experimentation, his prolific literary achievements, and his run-in with Detroit Freemasonry. We also witness Crowley's influence on Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard and rocket fuel genius Jack Parsons. We learn why J. Edgar Hoover wouldn't let Crowley back in the country and why the FBI raided Crowley's organization in LA.

Offering a 20th-century history of the occult movement in the United States, Churton shows how Crowley's U.S. visits laid the groundwork for the establishment of his syncretic "religion" of Thelema and the now flourishing OTO, as well as how Crowley's final wish was to have his ashes scattered in the Hamptons.
Trail of Terror: The Black Monk of Pontefract, Cripple Creek Jail, Firehouse Phantom, and Other True Hauntings
Trail of Terror
The Black Monk of Pontefract, Cripple Creek Jail, Firehouse Phantom, and Other True Hauntings
Paperback      ISBN: 0738756067

An exciting journey through darkness that is filled with moments of pure light.--Jeffery Pritchett, host of ChurchOfMabusRadio.com

Follow the thrilling investigations of a man who has peered into more dark places than most and sought the answers to questions we fear to ask

From the watchful ghosts in the Denver Firehouse Museum to the dark spirit that terrorizes the London Underground, Trail of Terror invites you on a hair-raising adventure to haunted locations across the United States and England.

Discover the restless phantoms who inhabit the Hostel, one of Britain's most famous haunted houses. Explore the Cripple Creek Jail, where prisoners and jailers alike are held long after death. Enter the infamous Black Monk House of West Yorkshire, home of the king of poltergeists. Richard Estep gives you an in-depth look at these supernatural phenomena, presenting details so vivid you can almost feel each chilling presence that he encounters.

Haunted Asylums, Prisons, and Sanatoriums: Inside Abandoned Institutions for the Crazy, Criminal & Quarantined
Haunted Asylums, Prisons, and Sanatoriums
Inside Abandoned Institutions for the Crazy, Criminal & Quarantined
Paperback      ISBN: 073873750x

The Shadow Man haunts penitentiary cell blocks.
A chilling wind runs through the Death Tunnel.
The Red Eyes Apparition lurks in abandoned hallways.

Explore frightening ghost stories and true paranormal encounters at ten well-known, haunted institutions across the United States. This unique collection of investigations is filled with terrifying photos, spooky highlights from on-site tours, and historical information about each location.

Haunted Asylums, Prisons, and Sanatoriums explores the country's scariest institutions, including the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, West Virginia Penitentiary, and St. Albans Sanatorium. Discover creepy conversations between the authors and restless spirits, interviews with facility staff and knowledgeable ghost hunters, and helpful tips gathered from each investigation. You'll also enjoy an introduction to basic ghost hunting equipment and detailed information about organizing your own visits to these haunted establishments.

Strange Heavens: The Celestial Sphere and Its Influence on Mythology, Religion, and Belief in the Paranormal
Strange Heavens
The Celestial Sphere and Its Influence on Mythology, Religion, and Belief in the Paranormal
Paperback      ISBN: 0738756040

The Wonders of the Sky at Night

You'll Never Look at the Stars the Same Way Again

The infinite expanse of the night sky has long been the source of mystery and wonder. Strange Heavens explores the myths, religions, and spiritual experiences that have emerged from humanity's profound relationship with the celestial sphere. Join author Philip J. Imbrogno on a journey through time as he describes the ancient fascination with the constellations and the Milky Way, the influence of the great astronomers and explorers of the Renaissance, the evolution of science fiction, and the role of space in the popular imagination. Discover unique perspectives on the role of gods, goddesses, aliens, angels, and other supernatural beings. Learn about the role of the heavens in ancient Greek philosophy as well as fascinating insights from the early astronomers of China and India. Whether you're a serious observer of the skies or someone with a casual interest, this book shares perspectives and ideas that will change your relationship with the strange heavens forever.