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Gillian Tindall – A Handbook On Witches

Posted by demonik on September 13, 2011

Gillian Tindall – A Handbook On Witches   (Panther, 1967)

Cover illustration: Michael Leonard

Blurb
WHAT WITCHES DO WHEN THEY MEET
WHAT IS THE `SHAMEFUL KISS’?
THE CONNECTION BETWEEN WITCHCRAFT AND PHALLIC WORSHIP
THE SYMBOLISM OF THE BROOMSTICK
CAULDRONS, CHARMS, SPELLS AND PROPHYLACTICS
FAMOUS WITCH TRIALS
WHAT HAPPENS AT A WITCHES SABBATH?
LIVES OF FAMOUS WITCHES… INCLUDING THE FEARFUL CASE OF ISOBEL GOWDIE
WHO PLAYED THE PART OF THE DEVIL AT WITCHES’ FEASTS … THE NOTORIOUS MAN IN BLACK?

A HANDBOOK OF WITCHES … a super cool factual look at an inflammatory subject too often shrouded in hysteria and emotion, specially written for the general reader, covering all aspects of witches and, their lore … from dill water to elf-bolts, grimoires to prickers…

`HIGHLY READABLE … THIS BOOK SHOULD GO FAR TOWARDS SATISFYING THE NATIONAL THIRST FOR THE SINISTER’— Observer
`MANY GRISLY ANECDOTES’ — Sunday Telegraph

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George Theodore Wilkinson – The Newgate Calendar

Posted by demonik on April 26, 2010

George Theodore Wilkinson – The Newgate Calendar (Panther, 1963)

Blurb

Murderers, ravishers, traitors and rogues of every description. The great chronicles of crime and the bloodiest deeds in criminal history.

Through the pages of this remarkable work we follow the careers of the great criminals of Britain’s most licentious era. We walk beside them through the vice dens of the eighteenth century’s underworld, wait with them in the ditches of the country roads to pounce on unsuspecting travellers, and stand before them as they breathe their last on the scaffolds of Tyburn and Execution Dock. Here are the stories of the infamous whose names have lived down the years: Jonathan Wild, Captain Kidd, Dick Turpin, Sawney Beane, Jack Ketch, John Sheppard, and a host of other murderers, pirates, cut-throats and traitors presented in a vivid, fascinating volume. But be warned it is not for the squeamish.

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Kurt Singer – World’s Greatest Stories Of The Occult

Posted by demonik on March 30, 2010

Kurt Singer – World’s Greatest Stories Of The Occult (Panther, May 1965: originally Kurt Singer’s Ghost Book, W. H. Allen, 1963)


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Kurt Singer – Preface

R. S. Lambert – The Shaking Tent of the Indian Medicine Man
Ina Trimmer – Nemesis
Ida Clyde Clark – Houdini’s Story of a Call from the Dead
Ida Clyde Clark – The Case of the Widow’s Mite
Ann Taylor – The Curse of Hamid
Ida Clyde Clark – Prophetic Dreams and Precognition
Kurt Singer – The Curse of King Tut
Ida Clyde Clark – White Birds Over Vienna
Clyde Clark – The Ghost of Cambridge University
Ida Clyde Clark – When Walt Whitman Walked Again
Ida Clyde Clark – The Return of Oscar Wilde
Harry Wheeler (as told to John Godwin) – Curse of the Snowlands
R. S. Lambert – The Amherst Mystery
Kurt Singer – Ghost with a Rabbit Punch
Ethel Dougan (as told to Jane Sherrod Singer) – The Bedside Vigil
Richard Dimmock (as told to John Godwin) – Death Has Yellow Tusks
George H. Wilson – Ghost Haunts General J. C. Smuts’ House
Ida Clyde Clark – Mark Twain’s Dream of Death
Lieutenant Harry E. Rieseberg – A Dream Locates a Treasure Ship
Ida Clyde Clark – The Angry Ghost of Shakespeare
Thornton Lyman – Gangway for Ghosts
Ida Clyde Clark – The Rector and the Dead Hand
Myron R. Brown (as told to Jane & Kurt Singer) – I Talked with the Dead
Jane & Kurt Singer – Voices from an Indonesian Cemetery
William Seabrook – Dead Men Working in the Cane Fields
Dirk Travers (as told to C. V. Tench) – How Ghosts Hanged Three Murderers

Blurb
A World Tour Of The Weird And Supernatural

From the most remote corners of the world Kurt Singer has unearthed ghost stories and tales of the occult that have become uneasy legends in the countries where they occurred. From Egypt, for instance, comes the story, The Curse of King Tut, of the quite inexplicable events that followed the-breaking open of the tomb of King Tutankh-Amen, while Dead Men Working In The Cane Fields will baffle and perplex the most rational reader.

As Kurt Singer says in his preface, you may not believe in the supernatural. If you don’t then read these authenticated accounts of psychic phenomena and label them delusions, tricks, products of dreams. If, on the other hand, you are among the many who have experienced inexplicable events these stories will provide many additional discomforting quest­ion marks.

” …. only notable for the historical significance of of being the first ever cover with a candle melting on a human skull” according to Justin in Paperback Fanatic #12 and, Seabrook’s possibly dubious but bloody creepy authentic zombie encounter apart, i’m willing to bet this is dreary in a way only supernatural non-fiction can be.

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