Ghosts: An Exploration of the Spirit World, from Apparitions to Haunted Places

Ghosts: An Exploration of the Spirit World, from Apparitions to Haunted Places

by Paul Roland

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ISBN-13: 9781848588356
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing Limited
Publication date: 09/01/2012
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 1,251,775
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Paul Roland is the author of more than thirty books, including Reincarnation, Hauntings, Crime Scenes, The Nuremberg Trials, and The Dark History of the Occult.

Table of Contents

Introduction 12

Chapter 1 Belief in the soul 19

Cults of the dead 22

Sacred spirits 26

Spirits in the Scriptures 31

Ancient apparitions 35

Restless spirits 38

Chapter 2 The night side of nature 43

Willington Mill 46

The Fox sisters 51

The birth of spiritualism 57

A surplus of spirits 60

The haunting of Charles Dickens 65

Ghost lights 68

The ghost club 71

A ghostly intruder 74

Concern from beyond the grave 76

Suicide sighting 77

Last will and testament 80

A dispiriting response 83

Time delayed proof 85

Frauds and fakes 87

Spectral soldiers 90

A 'strange meeting' 95

The conversion of Conan Doyle 98

The phantom fayre 103

Mass materializations 105

Chapter 3 Living apparitions 109

The stone tape theory 112

In two places at once 113

The absent MP 117

Phantom forerunners 117

Getting ahead of themselves 120

Thought forms 122

Crisis apparitions 125

Escaping worldly bonds 128

A ghost in the mirror 132

Projecting his own ghost 136

Inducing an out-of-body experience 138

The astral visit 141

A message from the other side 142

The psychologist and the spirit 145

Psychology and the paranormal 150

The haunted cottage 155

Out of this world 158

Crisis of faith 162

Voices from beyond 165

Recording EVP 168

The Pope's parapsychologists 169

Chapter 4 Talking to the dead 177

Science and the spirit world 179

Our sixth sense 181

Convincing evidence 185

Positive benefits 186

Betty Shine 192

The psychic cleric 196

The soul rescuer 200

John Edward 202

Interpreting the spirits 208

The Ouija board 210

Chapter 5 The uninvited: possession 215

The Vennum case 217

Soul music 222

The artist within 227

The three Claras 229

The question of reincarnation 230

Chapter 6 Haunted houses 235

The Bloody Tower 237

The ghosts of Glamis 244

Pursued by dreams 249

Thirteen guests 251

Borley Rectory 255

The ghost-hunter's book 258

Weird night in a haunted house 263

The White House 267

Alcatraz 270

The Edgar Allen Poe house 274

Toys "R" us 276

Chapter 7 Spooky sites 279

Haunted hotel 281

The town too tough to die 285

Tombstone's spooky sites 289

A glimpse into the past 291

Sense of fore boding 296

Published, and damned 300

The ghosts of Glastonbury 302

Ghosts of the London Underground 307

Ghost flight 312

Haunted Hollywood 315

Their final bow 325

Spooked celebrities 327

Life imitating art 330

Celebrity seance 333

Chapter 8 Ghost hunters 337

Harry Price - ghost hunter 339

Most haunted 346

Is your house haunted? 354

How to see a ghost 358

Speaking with spirits 363

The ghost hunter's tool kit 366

How to conduct a ghost hunt 369

Afterword 376

Bibliography 382

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