Supernatural: Your Guide Through the Unexplained, the Unearthly and the Unknown
Popular culture has created a new thirst for supernatural knowledge and this comprehensive encyclopedia covers the entire spectrum of paranormal phenomena. From precognition and psychic detection to ghosts and demonic possession, authority Colin Wilson tells us everything we ever wanted to know about vampires, doppelgängers, witches, Odic forces, Atlantis, UFOs, crop circles, and more.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
Excellent book with plenty to get your teeth into. Having read it I am baffled by those who claim there is no evidence for the paranormal. Those people need to read this book and do some of their own research. There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy. William Shakespeare The only criticism is no bibliography which hampers one, when one wants to do some cross referencing.
Supernatural: Your Guide Through the Unexplained, the Unearthly and the UnknownUser Review - Book Verdict
This is the latest incarnation of Wilson's earlier The Mammoth Book of the Supernatural (1991, reprinted in 1997) and The Giant Book of the Supernatural (1994), and it is readily apparent that the content has been neither revised nor altered. The table of contents here, as in many 19th-century novels, includes abstracts summarizing the various sections. The index is not comprehensive; for instance, the term poltergeist appears numerous times throughout the book, including in the table of contents and the appendix, but it is not indexed. The book itself is a detailed catalog of various supernatural phenomena that have been recorded throughout history. VERDICT Wilson is very well known in this field, and readers who enjoy supernatural events will like this book, but one of its previous printings will suffice if you are interested in the topic.—Bradford Lee Eden, Univ. of California Lib., Santa Barbara