Supernatural: Writings on an Unknown History

By Richard Smoley

This gem-like, concise anthology presents considerate individuals with either an advent to the mystical and a cause to take a clean examine it.

 Nostradamus...channeling...Atlantis...divination. such a lot severe humans ponder such issues nonsense. yet glance back. Writing with highbrow verve and a deeply serious brain, non secular philosopher Richard Smoley explores and reconsiders the supernatural in heritage and today.

We are usually conditioned to think about the Judeo-Christian culture because the in basic terms legitimate, traditionally actual, and rational religious philosophy. Occultism, magic, and the esoteric are, in contrast, thought of illegitimate, delusional, and missing in intrinsic worthy. Supernatural challenges this prejudice, revealing that Western occult traditions are richer and extra traditionally impactful than so much people think. The e-book finds hidden diamonds and overlooked principles that represent the paranormal culture within the West.

For any reader, at any point of expertise, who has ever been all for an arcane topic – from psychical powers to mystery societies – here's a ebook that offers a whole but targeted, serious, but critical, and regularly respectful account of issues from the unseen global. Supernatural is an excellent primer to the occult and magical traditions of the West.

Praise for RICHARD SMOLEY

“I have a status rule: I learn whatever Richard Smoley writes.” —Larry Dossey, M.D.

“Smoley . . . is adept at unknotting the paradoxes of religious traditions and making new connections throughout centuries and languages.” —Library Journal

“He is likely one of the liveliest, such a lot intrepid, and so much proficient explorers of the religious panorama writing today.”

—Ptolemy Tompkins, writer of Paradise Fever

 

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Valkyrie Rising

By Ingrid Paulson

Nothing ever occurs in Norway. yet no less than Ellie understands what to anticipate while she visits her grandmother: a tranquil fishing village and lengthy, sluggish summer season days. and perhaps she'll eventually get out from below the shadow of her way-too-perfect monstrous brother, Graham, whereas she's there.

What Ellie does not count on is Graham's infuriating ally, Tuck, tagging alongside for the journey. Nor did she think boys going lacking amid rumors of very unlikely kidnappings. Least of all does she anticipate that anything strong and old will wake up in her and that unusual whispers will urge Ellie to assert her position between mythological warriors. rather than peace and quiet, unexpectedly there is a lot for a lady from L.A. to deal with on a summer time sojourn in Norway! And whilst Graham vanishes, it is as much as Ellie—and the ever-sarcastic, if undeniably appealing, Tuck—to discover the reality approximately the entire disappearances and thwart the nefarious plan in the back of them.

Deadly legends, hidden identities, and tentative romance swirl jointly in a single girl's all at once epic coming-of-age.

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The Nightmare Stone

By Finian Black

The last word fortunate holiday offers John Harris and his relatives the chance to satisfy their wildest goals. yet all desires have a darker aspect, and John's prior isn't far-off, able to succeed in via to forged its shadow.

One hundred years in the past, their new domestic was once the scene for unusual occasions that can't simply be defined. As John feels his previous draw ever closer, he is familiar with that he needs to stand up to his inner most fears if he's to avoid background repeating itself.

And because the earlier and current collide, a strength past his keep an eye on or comprehension is seeking one, ultimate conflict.

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A Time of Torment: A Charlie Parker Thriller

By John Connolly

“Connolly back monitors his mastery at combining the hard-boiled with the supernatural.” —Publishers Weekly (starred and boxed review)

Dangerous and pushed deepest investigator Charlie Parker returns within the newest gripping mystery of the world over bestselling writer John Connolly’s sequence, during which ungodly fears hang-out an odd and remoted community.

Jerome Burnel was a hero. He intervened to avoid a number of killings, and in doing so destroyed himself. His lifestyles was once torn aside. He was once imprisoned, brutalized.

But in his ultimate days, with the hunters circling, he tells his tale to non-public detective Charlie Parker. He speaks of the lady who was once marked for dying, yet used to be stored; of those who tormented him, and an entity that hides in a ruined stockade.

Parker isn't really like different males. He died, and used to be reborn. he's able to salary war.

Now he'll descend upon a wierd, remoted neighborhood known as the reduce, and face down a strength of guys who rule through terror, intimidation, and murder.

All within the identify of the being they serve. All within the identify of the useless King.

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Something Old (Haunted Series Book 9)

By Alexie Aaron

During this 9th novel of the Haunted Series:

Something previous, whatever new, whatever borrowed, whatever blue, a marriage looms at the horizon. Mia and Ted have chilly toes, yet it’s no longer from marriage ceremony jitters. It’s from tramping throughout the woods looking for the nightly marauders who've been haunting the small neighborhood adjoining to the woodland. Six misplaced souls were noticed. Can Mia and the PEEPs crew aid those teenagers sooner than the ghosts develop into extra destructive?

Just while Mia and Ted imagine they're out of the woods, Sherriff Ryan pulls them again in. “Nothing strong ever got here out of Sentinel Woods.” This caution echoes in Mia’s brain as she, Ted and Murphy look for seven lacking youngsters. Their hunt takes the couple deep right into a hundred acres of sinkholes, quicksand and old timber, all ruled by means of a vengeful lethal spirit.

Meanwhile, Ralph has been making plans a “respectable spectacle” of a marriage for the younger couple. With him dependable, it’s complete steampunk ahead.

Come subscribe to the PEEPs for enjoyable, horror, and maybe a fortunately ever after…

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The Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Spirits

By Rosemary Ellen Guiley

Comprises greater than six hundred entries approximately ghosts, hauntings, comparable paranormal phenomenon, the folk who examine them, and the major theories approximately what reasons them. This encyclopedia compiles study at the to be had theories approximately what motives ghosts. it's also black-and-white photos, and a bibliographical directory for additional examining.

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A Great and Terrible Beauty (The Gemma Doyle Trilogy)

By Libba Bray

It’s 1895, and after the suicide of her mom, 16-year-old Gemma Doyle is sent off from the existence she is familiar with in India to Spence, a formal boarding university in England. Lonely, guilt-ridden, and susceptible to visions of the longer term that experience an uncomfortable behavior of coming actual, Gemma’s reception there's a cold one. To make issues worse, she’s been via a mysterious younger Indian guy, a guy despatched to observe her. yet why? what's her future? And what's going to her entanglement with Spence’s strongest girls—and their foray into the non secular world—lead to?

From the Hardcover edition.

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The Other (New York Review Books Classics)

By Thomas Tryon

Holland and Niles Perry are exact thirteen-year-old twins. they're shut, shut sufficient, nearly, to learn each one other’s suggestions, yet they couldn’t be extra diversified. Holland is daring and mischievous, a foul impact, whereas Niles is variety and desirous to please, one of these boy who makes mom and dad proud. The Perrys stay within the bucolic New England city their family members settled centuries in the past, and because it occurs, the prolonged extended family has collected at its ancestral farm this summer time to mourn the loss of life of the twins’ father in a so much unlucky twist of fate. Mrs. Perry nonetheless hasn’t recovered from the surprise of her husband’s grotesque finish and remains sequestered in her room, leaving her sons to roam unfastened. because the summer time is going on, although, and Holland’s pranks develop into more and more sinister, Niles unearths he can now not make excuses for his brother’s activities.

Thomas Tryon’s best-selling novel a couple of homegrown monster is an eerie exam of the darkness that dwells inside all people. it's a landmark of mental horror that may be a beneficial descendent of the books of James Hogg, Robert Louis Stevenson, Shirley Jackson, and Patricia Highsmith.

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Love Is Hell

By Melissa Marr

certain, love is hell. yet it,s absolutely worthy it.

In those supernatural tales through 5 of state-of-the-art most well liked writers—Melissa Marr (Wicked Lovely), Scott Westerfeld (Specials), Justine Larbalestier (Magic or Madness), Gabrielle Zevin (Elsewhere), and Laurie Faria Stolarz (Blue is for Nightmares)—love could be twisted and rotated, yet it truly is stronger than ever on its quest to beat all.

From scholars who permit the ability of charm advisor them to damage the hard-and-fast principles in their international to the lady who falls difficult for a handsome ghost with a ranking to settle, the smart, quirky characters during this fascinating assortment will holiday your center, then depart you believing in love greater than ever.

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