The Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained, Tom 1

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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 the most objective and factual way possible to present multiple viewpoints for controversial
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CHAPTER I
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ANTDN LAVEYs FIRs T C H LJRCH
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HDw THE MAJOR RELIGIDNs VI
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Christianity
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THE Assassi Ns 4
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WEE FDLK AND THEIR FRIENDs 99
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Judaism 14
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NAKE HANDLING
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EGYPTIAN NMYSTERY SC HD D LE 257
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Delphi 265
CHAPTER 6
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Phantoms 14
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Spirits of the Dead
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ALCHEMY 42
Socorro New Mexico 265
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CHAPTER 7
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THE DECIDED D NEs D F JLJ PITER 5
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In Dividual Human ExPERIEN
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GY 119
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THE MYstERY 5 chHDDLs 31
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TRIBAL RELIGIDNs 36
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THE FREEMAs DNs 9
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Christianity 43
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ALTD MATIC VVRITING 127
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Association for Research
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THE GARDLJNA
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CHAPTER 2
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Spirit Control 90
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cFYINGL RYstal
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John Edward 104
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Hangar 18 259
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Carlos Mirabelli 117
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Witch of Endor 131
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NMYSTICs 144
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Days of the Week
Harry Houdini 163
CHAPTER 3
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Horseshoes
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Autoscopy 11
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CHAPTER 8
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Ghosts of the Living 12
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THE HDLY VEH M 15
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THE KNIGHTs TENMPLAR 19
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MAGICK 48
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Bells 170
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Rabbits Foot 198 L FD CD NTACTEEs
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Bell Witchs Cave DR BECAME Nº DNSTERs 109
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Cauldron 172
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Close Encounters of the Third Kind 282
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Courtship and Marriage
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Dionysus 266
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Epworth Rectory
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Fairy Circles 176
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unear Leaenes are BeLieFs 228 The Day the Earthstood still 284
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Valentine Andreae 43
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Horseshoes 178
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Familiars 95
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CHAPTER II
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MAGICK 48
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Manichaeism 280
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Menehune 106
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Count Allesandro Cagliostro 61
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Megaliths 195
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Maypole 181
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Sabbats 97
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Selkies 109
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Spain 106
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F SACRED FDvvER 199
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ANGKDR WAT 216
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Santeria 286
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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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