The Spirit Book: The Encyclopedia of Clairvoyance, Channeling, and Spirit Communication

The Spirit Book: The Encyclopedia of Clairvoyance, Channeling, and Spirit Communication

by Raymond Buckland
     
 

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Can the living communicate with the dead? Many believe that spirits are constantly about us and that it is possible, through a variety of means, to speak to them and to have them speak to us. The Spirit Book looks at these methods of communication, their history, and the personalities involved throughout the past three hundred years of this eternal quest.

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Overview

Can the living communicate with the dead? Many believe that spirits are constantly about us and that it is possible, through a variety of means, to speak to them and to have them speak to us. The Spirit Book looks at these methods of communication, their history, and the personalities involved throughout the past three hundred years of this eternal quest.

With 500 entries and 100 illustrations rich with details that will fascinate and astonish, The Spirit Book includes accounts of ghosts and hauntings, levitation and trances, astral projection, psychic surgery, selfpainting portraits, crystal gazing, predictions, and poltergeists. Mediums, clairvoyants, telepaths, and other well-known people connected to the field worldwide are profiled, as are notorious fakes and frauds. Spirit beliefs among the famous, including Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, and Mae West, are examined.

Drawing on decades of experience in the field, the legendary Raymond Buckland presents the reader with a comprehensive view of the spirit world. Compelling and entertaining, The Spirit Book is an amazing, inspiring look at the connections between the living and the dead.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
The Spirit Book, the latest in Wicca Buckland's extensive occult oeuvre (Buckland's Book of Spirit Communications), cuts a wide swath through the history of spiritualism, its precursors, and widely related supernatural subjects. More than 500 alphabetically arranged entries cover topics (e.g., dowsing), terminology (e.g., astral body), and biographies of famous and infamous trance mediums (e.g., Edgar Cayce), occultists, and fraud chasers (e.g., Harry Houdini); there are bolded cross references to other sections, and citations-often to other Buckland titles-end each entry. Without a narrative, it is difficult to get a sense of the time frames and interconnectedness of the players. Buckland also indulges in a bit of name-dropping, and his biases regarding who is a fake and who is not are evident. Still, the format allows readers to jump to topics of their own interest, and overall Buckland does a credible job of referencing the various mediums, psychics, and channelers. Bottom Line There is nothing else quite like this resource on the market. A huge resource bibliography, great indexing, and Buckland's name recommend it for public libraries with an active parapsychology community.-Janet Tapper, Western States Chiropractic Coll. Lib., Portland, OR Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
From the Publisher

"The Spirit Book, the latest in Wicca Buckland's extensive occult oeuvre (Buckland's Book of Spirit Communications), cuts a wide swath through the history of spiritualism, its precursors, and widely related supernatural subjects…. There is nothing else quite like this resource on the market."— Library Journal

"Students of the goofily strange will go for this ‘encyclopedia of clairvoyance, channeling and spirit communication.’"— PEOPLE Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780780809222
Publisher:
Omnigraphics, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Pages:
500
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author


Raymond Buckland is the author of several titles, including "The Witch Book," "The Fortune-Telling Book," and "Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft."

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