The Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Spirits

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Facts on File, 1992 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 374 pages
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The Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Spirits, Third Edition includes more than 600 fascinating entries about ghosts, hauntings, related paranormal phenomenon, the people who investigate them, and the key theories about what causes them. Widely regarded as the definitive reference in the field, this encyclopedia provides comprehensive coverage written in an engaging style. Paranormal expert Rosemary Ellen Guiley has compiled extensive research on the most current theories about what causes ghosts and the many new haunting cases documented since publication of the second edition. The third edition has been substantially updated with the addition of more than 130 new entries, more than 20 new black-and-white photographs, and an updated foreword by Troy Taylor, author and founder of the American Ghost Society. Many entries include bibliographical listings for further reading.

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User Review  - joseph5 - LibraryThing

This book is the first and only book that I have aquired about the non fiction aspect of the paranormal. I thought the writing was great and it opened up so many doors to learning and identifying ... Read full review

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User Review  - Wanderlust_Lost - LibraryThing

I read this book cover to cover and found that, although it was passable, it wasn't great. The book is overly simplistic and has a definite bias. It's obvious, for example, that Ms. Guiley believes ... Read full review

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About the author (1992)

Rosemary Ellen Guiley is a best-selling author, columnist, and teacher on spirituality, metaphysics, and visionary experience. Ms. Guiley has written more than 15 books, including Atlas of the Mysterious in North America, Career Opportunities for Writers, Encyclopedia of Angels, and The Encyclopedia of Witches & Witchcraft all for Facts On File/Checkmark Books. She lives in Arnold, MD.

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