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The Devil and All His Works [NOOK Book]


An apology for the Devil: it must be remembered that we have heard only one side of the case. God has written all of the books. -- Samuel Butler

Satan, the Devil, Lucifer, the Evil One? Pick the name and they all refer to the same thing, or person, or being, or whatever the Devil is supposed to be. Feared, worshipped or dismissed, the Devil remains a presence in our world....
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An apology for the Devil: it must be remembered that we have heard only one side of the case. God has written all of the books. -- Samuel Butler

Satan, the Devil, Lucifer, the Evil One… Pick the name and they all refer to the same thing, or person, or being, or whatever the Devil is supposed to be. Feared, worshipped or dismissed, the Devil remains a presence in our world. But who is he? Is evil an essence, an objective reality? Does Satan rule the world? Is there an absolute evil set against absolute good, generating all other evils? Is Satan roaming the earth “seeking whom he may devour?” What is Satanism? Who are the true worshippers of Satan? Does demonic possession exist? Were the witches executed during the Middle Ages really worshippers of Satan? Have people really killed in the name of Satan?

The works of the Devil are an amazing complex and often frightening puzzle that has been worked on by theologians, philosophers, psychologists and sociologists for centuries. The puzzle has never been truly solved but in this chilling occult book by author Troy Taylor, he’ll be taking the readers on a roller coaster ride into the horror of the belief in – and works of – the Devil. From a biography of Lucifer to the history of Hell itself, the book includes black mass and devil worship, black magic, necromancy, sorcerers, witchcraft, evil spirits, demonic possession, the Nazis and the Occult, Aleister Crowley, Anton LaVey, Satanic murders and much more!

The Devil has been with us since the beginning of recorded time. Today, we believe that we have shed the superstitions of pagan times, but this book will shatter that illusion. Our rational age of science and reason is marked by a staggering number of tales of supernatural events, horrific discoveries and nameless horrors that all have their roots in antiquity – and all of which can be traced to our belief in the Devil and his evil works. You may think you’ve read frightening books by Troy Taylor before, but we promise that this will be the scariest book you’ll read this year!
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016176048
  • Publisher: Whitechapel Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 500
  • Sales rank: 1,102,893
  • File size: 501 KB

Meet the Author

Troy Taylor is an occultist, supernatural historian and the author of 86 books on ghosts, hauntings, history, crime and the unexplained in America. He is also the founder of the American Ghost Society and the owner of the Illinois and American Hauntings Tour companies.

Taylor shares a birthday with one of his favorite authors, F. Scott Fitzgerald, but instead of living in New York and Paris like Fitzgerald, Taylor grew up in Illinois. Raised on the prairies of the state, he developed an interest in "things that go bump in the night" at an early age and as a young man, developing ghost tours and writing about haunts in Chicago and Central Illinois.

He began his first book in 1989, which delved into the history and hauntings of Decatur, Illinois, and in 1994, it spawned the Haunted Decatur Tour -- and eventually led to the founding of his Illinois Hauntings Tours (with current tours in Alton, Chicago, Decatur, Lebanon & Jacksonville) and the American Hauntings Tours, which travel all over the country in search of haunted places.

In 1996, Taylor organized a group of ghost enthusiasts into an investigation team and the American Ghost Society was launched, gained over 600 members in the years that followed. The organization continues today as one of America’s largest and most honored research groups.

In 1997, Taylor launched the Haunted America Conference, regarded as "America's Original Ghost Conference" in Decatur, Illinois. After a number of years in Alton, Illinois, the conference has returned to its original site at the Lincoln Theater in Decatur. The Haunted America Conference remains the most imitated conference in the country and in 2012, held the 16th annual events in Illinois.

In addition to the tour companies and Haunted America Conference, Taylor is also the founder of Whitechapel Press, a publishing company for books about the supernatural that he started in 1993, and Dark Haven Entertainment. In 2011, he also became one of the principal owners of the haunted Avon Theater in Decatur, Illinois.
Along with writing about the unusual and hosting tours, Taylor is also a public speaker on the subject of ghosts and hauntings. He has appeared in scores of newspaper and magazine articles about the subject and in hundreds of radio and television broadcasts about the supernatural. Troy has appeared in documentary productions for TLC, The History Channel, A&E, Discovery Channel, & more!
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