Whisperers: The Secret History of the Spirit World

Whisperers: The Secret History of the Spirit World

by J. H. Brennan

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590208625
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Publication date: 06/13/2013
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 933,801
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

J.H. Brennan is the author of more than twenty books, including the New York Times bestselling Faerie Wars series of novels and numerous books on the occult. He holds a Master’s degree from the University of Exeter.

Table of Contents

Preface 9

Introduction 11

Part I Gods and Men

1 First Contact 21

2 Communion with the Gods 33

3 The Egyptian Experience 51

4 Mysteries of Ancient Greece and Rome 67

5 Spirits of the Orient 90

6 Dark Age Conjurations 105

7 Roots of Islam 114

Part II World Changers

8 The Voices and the Maid 121

9 The Evocations of Nostradamus 130

10 The Queen's Conjurer 142

11 Enlightenment Spirits 153

12 Revolutionary Sorcerer 163

13 History Repeats 172

14 Direct Guidance 181

15 An American Experience 188

Part III Spirits in the Modern World

16 Is Everybody There? 197

17 The Spirits Go to War 202

18 The Spirits and the Führer 216

19 A Museum of Spirit Contact 222

Part IV Contact-Theoretical and Personal

20 Close Encounters of the Spirit Kind 237

21 Three Conjurations 253

22 Spirit Transfers, Spirit Powers 263

23 A Skeptical Inquiry 279

24 The Bicameral Theory 289

25 Spirits of the Deep Mind 307

26 Personal Encounters 316

27 The Geist That Polters 323

28 The Boggle Threshold 333

29 A Scientific Foundation 347

Conclusion 367

Bibliography 377

Notes 385

Index 403

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“From the hair-raising to the eyebrow-raising, this is a scintillating account of meetings with spirits throughout history. Hats off to J.H. Brennan!” —Mark Booth, author of The Secret History of the World
 
“An authoritative new study of the influence of apparent spirit contact on the course of history from ancient times to the present day.” —The Daily Beast
 
“Here is the history that you didn’t learn about in the classroom. Whisperers is a challenging and thought-provoking work.” —Christopher McIntosh, Fellow and Lecturer at the University of Exeter

“Chillingly convincing.” —Kirkus Reviews

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Whisperers: The Secret History of the Spirit World 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Pelicano More than 1 year ago
A real wow — provocative and thoughtful as well as thorough. Thank you to Brennan for a fascinating page turner that leaves the reader with a burning curiosity to investigate on their own the countless fascinating threads. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
loved this book. Excellent account of use of spirit guides through out the ages.Fascinating and intellectual without being boring or monotonous.