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Ghosts
     

Ghosts

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by Zachary Graves
 

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Ghosts traces the cultural and literary origins of the paranormal, reveals the secrets behind many mysterious myths and legends, and analyzes our continued fascination with visitors from the other side. With chapters on the origins of ghosts, poltergeists, ghosts from around the world, exorcism, haunted houses, and more, this book will keep readers on the

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Ghosts traces the cultural and literary origins of the paranormal, reveals the secrets behind many mysterious myths and legends, and analyzes our continued fascination with visitors from the other side. With chapters on the origins of ghosts, poltergeists, ghosts from around the world, exorcism, haunted houses, and more, this book will keep readers on the edge of their seats. 

Ghosts investigates our continued obsession with visitors from the other side, and establishes once and for all where the horror begins—and ends. Belief in ghosts is nothing new. It goes back thousands of years and is a feature of many cultures around the world. Uncertainty about death is part of the human condition and the existence of an afterlife is deeply rooted in most worldwide cultures and religions. 

This hardcover, full-color book makes a wonderful addition to any paranormal enthusiast's library. It is sure to catch the interest of anyone interested in the occult or in ghost stories in literature and popular culture. Readers will be informed, entertained, and frightened by this comprehensive volume about "the other side."    

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780785827894
Publisher:
Book Sales, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/15/2011
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Zachary Graves is a writer who specializes in the occult. He grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA where he developed an early interest in voodoo, and later, as a student of cultural history, made several research trips to Haiti to further his interest. He has travelled widely, particularly in Africa and the Far East, where he lived for some time. He currently resides in New Orleans, close to the St Louis Cemetery, where Marie Lavaux, the voodoo queen of New Orleans, is buried.

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Ghosts 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Mistress_Nyte More than 1 year ago
I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking to begin delving into the paranormal possibility of ghosts.  I personally didn't get as much out of this book as I'd hoped, but I think this is because I have been reading about ghosts for a number of years already.  This book touches on where the ideas of ghosts came from, as well as delving into modern lore, and goes as far as discussing TV and movies, and how this has affected the research of the possibility of ghosts.  Again, not a book that shed much light for me, but I still enjoyed reading it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book