Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
The Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Spirits Paperback – September 1, 2007
Top 20 lists in Books
View the top 20 best sellers of all time, the most reviewed books of all time and some of our editors' favorite picks. Learn more
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From Library Journal
- Gordon Stein, Univ. of Rhode Island, Kingston
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
More About the Author
I undertake field investigations of ghosts, UFOs, aliens, ultraterrestrials, Shadow People, Bigfoot, mysterious creatures, Djinn, demons, angels, fairies and more. I am frequently out on the road, and I have had plenty of first-hand experiences of many of the things I document in my books. We live on an "Interdimensional Earth" that is increasingly revealing itself as our consciousness expands. My work is devoted to the how and why we have other-reality experiences, and to helping people understand their experiences and integrate the value of them into life. I also deal with problem hauntings and spirit attachments.
On the metaphysical side, my work is devoted to helping people develop their spiritual path for more enlightened and prosperous living. My areas of emphasis are angels; dreams and dreamwork; intuitive, psychic and manifestation skills; the afterlife; spirit communication; meditation and prayer; past lives; and other experiences of an intense spiritual nature. I am a certified hypnotist with the International Hypnosis Federation, and have trained in various energy healing modalities.
In addition to my research and writing, I keep a busy media and lecture schedule, publish a complimentary e-newsletter called "Strange Dimensions," and run my own publishing and productions company, Visionary Living, Inc.
Top Customer Reviews
I have searched long and hard for a book that can be used as effectively as this one can and have been unable to find it. I believe that there exists perhaps no greater reference work pertaining to the history of ghosts, hauntings and spirits and for this reason alone, Rosemary should be commended for the tremendous amount of work that has gone into this book. This is an essential guide and I encourage you to read it from cover to cover. We all have much to learn when it comes to the supernatural and if you desire information, then this book makes an excellent source!
TROY TAYLOR AUTHOR & AMERICAN GHOST SOCIETY PRESIDENT
I can't wait to own this one.
Her research into the claims of various spiritualists is often incomplete: she claims, for example, that D.D. Home was never found to be cheating even though contemporary stage magicians often reproduced his effects. She also says that Home levitated in the presence of eyewitnesses, neglecting to mention that these witnesses were blindfolded or sitting in darkened rooms.
I do find Guiley useful for her recounting of various other ghost legends (the section on the Bell Witch, for example, contains three complete legends about the haunting). But it falls short of a great reference work. Any good reference on ghosts and spirits needs more biographical information about those who have debunked spirits, more counter-checking of facts, and more willingness to disappoint the ghost groupies. Despite her efforts to appear more balanced, it is obvious that Guiley writes for the money and doesn't dare to challenge what has become, in publishing, a major source of revenue.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
this is a great book to read about ghosts and spirits all kinds of stories a very interesting book indeed.Published 8 months ago by Tala
I checked this book out in my school's library and ended up loving it so much that I bought it on amazon so I could have my own copy! Read morePublished 16 months ago by Jocelyn
This book describes the who and what of the paranormal. Some of the descriptions of paranormal activities are extremely interesting. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Amazon Customer
I am grasping all I can about the super natural world and thought this would be a good book to learn from.Published on October 20, 2013 by Joanne Brandt
just like the other encyclopedias its a good reference book but alittle more background would of been a nice touchPublished on March 31, 2013 by mad1!
I am an artist and writer and this encyclopedia is chock full of information from a lot of sources, so there is plenty of research material to get you started.Published on January 16, 2013 by Carla Salter