Supernatural: Your Guide through The Unexplained, The Unearthly and The Unknown

Supernatural: Your Guide through The Unexplained, The Unearthly and The Unknown

by Colin Wilson
     
 

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It's the hot genre of the decade so far, and now Colin Wilson lends his weight to the subject of the Supernatural, in this far-reaching encyclopedia of whole spectrum of supernatural phenomena from ghosts and poltergeists to reincarnation, and from precognition and 'psychic detection' to magic and demonic possession. In these pages we meet real-life vampires,…  See more details below

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It's the hot genre of the decade so far, and now Colin Wilson lends his weight to the subject of the Supernatural, in this far-reaching encyclopedia of whole spectrum of supernatural phenomena from ghosts and poltergeists to reincarnation, and from precognition and 'psychic detection' to magic and demonic possession. In these pages we meet real-life vampires, doppelgangers, witches and magicians; and we learn about elemental theory, Odic forces, Atlantis, ley lines, UFOs, crop circles, Velikovsky's 'worlds in collision' theory of the origins of the planet Venus - and much else besides. Anyone who loves the mystery and excitement of vampires, werewolves, psychics and other supernatural occurrences will enjoy this book. An authoritative yet entertaining author, Colin Wilson tells you everything you ever needed to know in a book that you'll love to read.

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Library Journal
This is the latest incarnation of Wilson's earlier The Mammoth Book of the Supernatural (1991, reprinted in 1997) and The Giant Book of the Supernatural (1994), and it is readily apparent that the content has been neither revised nor altered. The table of contents here, as in many 19th-century novels, includes abstracts summarizing the various sections. The index is not comprehensive; for instance, the term poltergeist appears numerous times throughout the book, including in the table of contents and the appendix, but it is not indexed. The book itself is a detailed catalog of various supernatural phenomena that have been recorded throughout history. VERDICT Wilson is very well known in this field, and readers who enjoy supernatural events will like this book, but one of its previous printings will suffice if you are interested in the topic.—Bradford Lee Eden, Univ. of California Lib., Santa Barbara

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780286952
Publisher:
Watkins Media
Publication date:
06/06/2013
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
244
Sales rank:
932,619
File size:
969 KB

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Meet the Author

Colin Wilson was born in Leicester in 1931. He left school at sixteen and spent several years working in a wool warehouse, a laboratory, a plastics factory and a coffee bar before The Outsider was published in 1956 to outstanding critical acclaim. Since then he has written many books on philosophy, the occult and crime as well as a number of successful novels. His work includes The Occult, Mysteries and Super Consciousness. He is a regular contributor to the Daily Mail.

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