The Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained, Tom 3

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Responding to the surging interest among students for information on topics relating to magic, witchcraft, the supernatural and other mysterious phenomena, Gale presents this in-depth, comprehensive 3-vol. set. Information is arranged in an objective manner, presenting varying viewpoints when appropriate, and is written at a level that younger students and researchers can understand. Chapters offer a thorough look at the history of each topic and cover the people and practices, as well as popular literature, television programs and movies, related to the subject. Other features include: Approximately 300 photos and illustrations "Making the Connection," a detailed glossary "Delving Deeper," a helpful further readings section Cumulative index Sidebars highlighting unusual facts, features, and people, as well as related books, films, Web sites, and other sources of relevant information

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PREFACE xi
8
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8
THE Assass INs 4
9
Hinduism
10
CHAPTER
14
Egyptian Book of the Dead
16
DLAL H L MAN ExPERIENCE
22
THE LED PARD MEN
24
PALM 1st RY
147
Meditation
149
Delphic Oracles
154
Relaxation
156
Hereward Carrington
158
Mother Shipton
161
Incubus Clairvoyance
166
CHAPTER 8
169

THE RD sicRUCIANs
30
THE MYETERY SCHDDLs
31
Burial Mounds
38
CHAPTER 6
42
Hinduism
46
MAGICK
48
White Magick
56
ExPERIENTIAL Clues T s into
57
Aleister Crowley
62
Eliphas Levi
68
D F WIC CA
75
CHAPTER 2
76
Gavin Frost and Yvonne Frost
82
Dragons
87
Macha NightMare
88
Spirit Control
90
Sea Serpents
93
Familiars
95
WEE FDLK AND THEIR FRIENDs
99
France
101
John Edward
104
Phantoms Leprechauns
105
WITCH H L NTERs
109
Pope Innocent III
113
Carlos Mirabelli
117
As TRD LD GY
119
The Tedworth Drummer Nightmares
125
ALTD MATIC VVRITING
127
Witch of Endor
131
Telling Fortunes with Modern
134
CHING
140
MYSTICE
144
Succubus Precognition
174
Fairy Circles
176
Mirror
182
CHAPTER 3
187
UPERETITIDNs
189
TRIEAL ENMPDVVERNMENT
190
THE MDDERN LJ FD ERA EEGINs
195
Runes
197
ECETASY
200
Crosses
203
The Spear of Destiny
209
CHAPTER 9
216
INCJLJ1E ITIDN
217
5TRANGE CLJ ETD Ms Betty and Barney Hill
221
AVALDN
225
THE RAFTURE
231
CURSUSEE AND LEYs
232
Spiders in the Hairdo 237
237
GLASTD NE LIRY
238
RARNAK
245
MACHL PICCHL
251
EGYPTIAN NMYETERY 5 cºicº DLs
257
THE NAZCA LINEs
260
RHINX
268
Black Madonna
272
TADs PLJEBLD
275
GLDss ARY
281
Macumba
285
LJNMLLATIVE INDEX
293
Akashic Records 51
316
Santeria 286
354
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Brad Steiger was born Eugene E. Olson in Fort Dodge, Iowa on February 19, 1936. He graduated from Iowa's Luther College in 1957 and the University of Iowa in 1963. He taught high school English before teaching literature and creative writing at his former college from 1963 to 1967. His first book, Ghosts, Ghouls and Other Peculiar People, was published in 1965. He became a full-time writer in 1967. He wrote or cowrote over 150 books including The Johnny Cash Story, The Country Music Scrapbook, The Hypnotist, The Chindi, Alien Rapture: The Chosen, Atlantis Rising, and Four-Legged Miracles: Heartwarming Tales of Lost Dogs' Journeys Home written with Sherry Hansen Steiger. He wrote biographies on Greta Garbo, Judy Garland, and Rudolph Valentino. Valentino served as the basis for the 1977 motion picture Valentino and Unknown Powers was adapted into a documentary, which won the Film Advisory Board's Award of Excellence for 1979. He received several awards including The Genie for Metaphysical Writer of the Year in 1974 and the Dani for Services to Humanity in Philadelphia in 1977. He was inducted into the Hypnosis Hall of Fame in 1987 and won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the National UFO and Unexplained Phenomena Conference in Minneapolis in 1996. He died on May 6, 2018 at the age of 82.

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