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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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This reference explores Qabbalah, Sibyls, Fairies, Poltergeists; phenomena such as intuition and karma; objects useful in the attempt to cross the divide, including tarot cards, flower reading, and runes; and related practices such as Shamanism, transfiguration, meditation, and mesmerism. It covers the history of Spiritualism as well as offshoots such as Kardecism,

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This reference explores Qabbalah, Sibyls, Fairies, Poltergeists; phenomena such as intuition and karma; objects useful in the attempt to cross the divide, including tarot cards, flower reading, and runes; and related practices such as Shamanism, transfiguration, meditation, and mesmerism. It covers the history of Spiritualism as well as offshoots such as Kardecism, channeling, fraud, psychic research, and possession; and also reports on investigations of contemporary manifestations.

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.
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"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:
9781578593088
Publisher:
Visible Ink Press
Publication date:
09/01/2005
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
528
File size:
6 MB

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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