The Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Spirits

By Rosemary Ellen Guiley

Comprises greater than six hundred entries approximately ghosts, hauntings, similar paranormal phenomenon, the folk who examine them, and the foremost theories approximately what reasons them. This encyclopedia compiles study at the to be had theories approximately what explanations ghosts. it is usually black-and-white pictures, and a bibliographical directory for extra analyzing.

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She ceased her missionary paintings and targeted her actions in Vancouver. Gaulton Bishop was once a talented religious healer and trance medium. From 1933 on, she used to be aided in her trance sermons by means of a spirit keep an eye on named Azra, who stated he were a Christian martyr. She additionally had a funny lady spirit, Pansy, who gave facts of survival to sitters. Cyril died without notice in December 1946. In 1947, Gaulton Bishop back to England to symbolize Canada at a world accumulating of spiritualists to reorganize the foreign SPIRITUALIST FEDERATION.

See BROWNIE. additional examining: Leach, Maria, and Jerome Fried, eds. Funk & Wagnalls average Dictionary of Folklore, Mythology, and Legend. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1979. doorways quite a few superstitions exist touching on doorways and ghosts of the useless. it's broadly believed to be unfortunate to go into a home during the again door; this maybe is one the reason is, corpses regularly are performed throughout the again. besides the fact that, in convinced parts the idea is the opposite: the corpse can be conducted front door, lest different deaths ensue within the loved ones.

Putnam’s Sons, 1930. Fodor, Nandor. An Encyclopaedia of Psychic technological know-how. Secaucus, N. J. : The fort Press, 1966. First released 1933. Higham, Charles. The Adventures of Conan Doyle: The lifetime of the writer of Sherlock Holmes. ny: W. W. Norton & Co. , Inc. , 1976. Houdini, Harry. Houdini: A Magician one of the Spirits. manhattan: Arno Press, 1972. Drake, Sir Francis (1540–1596) English navigator, who, in legend, is reputed to were a wizard. Sir Francis Drake supposedly is still in everlasting shut eye, prepared 133 Sir Francis Drake.

The sittings have been held either in Paris and within the baron’s own laboratory in Munich, with Bisson absent. SchrenckNotzing had spent 15 years learning actual mediums all through Europe, and he was once skilled in designing controls opposed to fraud. earlier than every one SEANCE, Beraud was once obliged to undergo a strip seek, then was once dressed in a tight-fitting gown. (When on my own with Bisson, she was once nude. ) She was once made to drink blueberry syrup earlier than seances, in order that if she had swallowed “ectoplasm” with a purpose to regurgitate it in the course of the sitting, it might be stained, and on the finish of a sitting, she used to be given an emetic.

4 versions seemed earlier than the 12 months was once out, and the darkly good-looking 21-year-old Davis used to be an immediate megastar. He used to be no longer immediately wealthy, even if, as he had relinquished all rights to copyright and revenues of the e-book to Lyon and Fishbough whereas in trance. The booklet ultimately went into 34 variants, yet there aren't any files of any past the thirteenth till the thirtieth. The 782 pages of advanced and rambling prose problem the fashionable reader. yet within the mid-19th century, humans have been involved to profit approximately construction, philosophy and faith in theories that supported America’s trust in positive and common growth.

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