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Darklore Vol. 1 Paperback – October 12, 2007
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About the Author
Daniel Pinchbeck lives in New York City, where he was raised by the abstract painter Peter Pinchbeck and Beat Generation writer Joyce Johnson. His feature articles have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Esquire, and others. His books include the bestseller 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl (Tarcher, 2007) and Breaking Open the Head (Broadway, 2003). He is a monthly columnist for Conscious Choice magazine and the editorial director of Reality Sandwich (www.realitysandwich.com).
Lynn Picknett is a writer, researcher, and lecturer on the paranormal, the occult, and historical and religious mysteries. She is the bestselling co-author (with Clive Prince) of The Templar Revelation: Secret Guardians of the True Identity of Christ, Mary Magdalene, and Turin Shroud: In Whose Image? Picknett had a cameo in the film The Da Vinci Code. She lives in London, England.
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Top Customer Reviews
Darklore is an anthology compilated and edited by Greg Taylor, the creator of the news website Daily Grail ([...] In it Greg has asked the contribution of notable figures such as Daniel Pinchbeck, Michael Prescott, Loren Coleman, Nick Redfern, Robert Schoch and others; if you are a person with a deep interest in topics that are considered "heretic" by mainstream science an orthodox Academia, these names are surely familiar to you. This "forbidden" nature of the issues discussed in the essays is the very reason behind the name of the book (if you thought you will find in it magick potions or spells that your "potterian" friends are not familiar with, this is probably NOT the book for you).
Ranging from cryptozoology and the search of unknown hairy hominids, to UFOs and other more complex events, like the astounding simmilarities in the sounds described by the experimenters of different paranormal experiences --such as NDEs, OBEs, Marian apparitions and Close Encounters of the Third Kind-- Darklore will force you to stop viewing all these "weird" cases as isolated and with nothing in common; but in fact you will slowly begin to understand that deep down what we perceive and interpret as our "normal" reality, is nothing but a flimsy exterior layer that, should we dare to peel through it, reveals deeper and astounding levels, all fascinating and interconnected in ways we are just barely capable of glimpsing. Levels that are NOT absent of serious dangers, mind you, as Michael Prescott reminds to the paranormal enthusiast with his article "Hungry Ghosts".
Pick a copy of Darklore... I DARE YOU :-)
PS: And while you're at it, be sure to pay a visit to the Daily Grail website, but be cautious: exposure to its content can cause a severe level of addiction!
The selections are fairly brief but filled to the brim with interesting insights and histories generally ignored by the media.
Kudos to editor Greg Taylor for getting the best of his contributors including Pinchbeck, Tymn and Redfern. The chapter on Terrance McKenna was an eye-opener.
I think this is a promising start to a regular journal or anthology series.
Dark Lore Volume 1 is the first of a now four volume series containing articles from the leading writers of fringe science. Edited by Greg Taylor, creator of the alternative news site The Daily Grail. In Dark Lore Volume 1, Greg has enlisted some of my favorite authors: Paul Devereux, Mitch Horowitz, John Higgs, Nick Redfern, Adam Gorightly Daniel Pinchbeck, Michael Prescott and Loren Coleman. If you follow the fields of heretical thought you'll be familiar with these names.Read more ›
Eventually after the book had travelled over seas that not even I've seen yet it arrived in my mail.
I coulnd't put the book down! After my second day of reading, I finished it in a daze and scrabeled to my computer and ordered in the other three of them.
Darklore Vol. 1 is a casual read if you want it to be casual, but if you want it to be your bible, then so it is!
Darklore sets itself aside from other paranormal book because it challenges you to believe the accounts/encounters rather than persuading you do believe them.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An omnibus collection of articles re: "odd stuff": not of equivalent focus, skill, or interest. Read morePublished on May 14, 2014 by C. H. Moody
Very interesting read. Backed up by hundreds of sources. I have already finished the second volume and plan on the purchase of the next 3 volumes.Published on January 26, 2011 by Paulie
This is a collection of essays editorializing about various anomalies concerning paranormal phenomena, cryptozoology, historical enigmas, and the like. Read morePublished on April 7, 2010 by Lawrence A. Strid
I really enjoyed the good writing by the various authors in all of the Dark Lore books. The articles were well written and a pleasure to read. Read morePublished on November 15, 2009 by Luna Scorp
I didn't know what it was going to be about when i bought it. I found out about from the tool(band) website, because of the guy who runs the site wrote an essay in the book. Read morePublished on December 11, 2007 by James ConWorth