If you think ghosts are only responsible for hauntings, think again. The Demonologist reveals the grave religious process behind supernatural events and how it can happen to you. Used as a text in seminaries and classrooms, this is one book you can't put down. For over five decades Ed and Loraine Warren have been considered America's foremost experts on demonology and exorcism. With over 3,000 investigations to their credit, they reveal what actually breaks the peace in haunted houses. Expertly written by Gerald Daniel Brittle, a nonfiction writer with advanced degrees in literature and psychology specializing in mystical theology. Don't miss the Warrens in the new movie "The Conjuring."
Author: Gregory L. Reece
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date: 2012-02-28
Genre: Social Science
Vampires and werewolves; phantoms and phantasms: looming out of the fog leaps the menacing spectre of the lycanthrope, ghoul or blood-crazed zombie. Intrigued by some of the most sinister, yet at the same time most compelling, legends of western civilization, Gregory L Reece dusts down his stake and crucifix, loads his silver bullets and takes off into the wilds in search of answers and fresh adventures. Rummaging around in crumbling tombs and cobwebbed sarcophagi, his latest quest leads him into the haunted realm of the dead and the undead: of those carnivorous, nocturnal hunters that might perhaps better be left undisturbed. Why, he asks, is our culture obsessed by the eerie and the macabre? Why, despite its horrors, does the 'dark side' of the supernatural - its seances and ghost-hunting, demonic possession and the occult - call to us with such dangerous allure? Whether tracking night-stalking werewolves, chanting black magic mantras with Satanists, or interviewing a funereal modern-day Count Dracula, Reece is determined to uncover the truth. A wry exploration of a secret and secretive subculture, "Creatures of the Night" is at the same time a bold and startling journey into a wraithlike world that has so often seemed to lie beyond the limits of rational comprehension - until now.
Author: Steve A. Wiggins
Release Date: 2018-12-03
Genre: Performing Arts
What, exactly, makes us afraid? Is it monsters, gore, the unknown? Perhaps it’s a biblical sense of malice, lurking unnoticed in the corners of horror films. Holy Writ attempts to ward off aliens, ghosts, witches, psychopaths and demons, yet it often becomes a source of evil itself. Looking first at Psycho (1960) and continuing through 2017, this book analyzes the starring and supporting roles of the Good Book in horror films, monster movies and thrillers to discover why it incites such fear. In a culture with high biblical awareness and low biblical literacy, horrific portrayals can greatly influence an audience’s canonical beliefs.
Author: Kenneth G. Deel
Release Date: 2010-06
"All of the necessary information is there, Mr. Deel covers all the bases to create an up-to-date read on a very complex subject , as it reveals the 'Hows' and 'Whys' of ghost and demonic activity. Particularly useful for those who must cope with this dreadful phenomenon a professional level. The book is full of sound advice and practical detail what activity lurks behind the veil...Whether you are a Clergymen, a would-be "Ghost buster" or just merely a "Curious one" about these topics, you will find the book very informative." - Gerald Brittle, Author of "The Demonologist: The Extraordinary Careers of Ed & Lorraine Warren" and "The Devil in Connecticut"
"Shakespeare knew all about the devil, and Yolande Suzin tells you why. Using her formidable knowledge of the supernatural, she tells what the man from Stratford could never say. Fast, intelligent and challenging, this book earns the rare distinction of being nonfiction that matters." Gerald Brittle, Author, The Demonologist, The Extraordinary Career of Ed and Lorraine Warren Shakespeare's tragedies are powerful tales of the occult for sophisticated audiences. Where witchcraft is in play, the rules of interaction with the spirit world are not to be broken. Elizabethans knew infractions sanctioned evil to dispense extraordinary influence over our senses, emotions, imagination and body resulting in dementia; moderns do not. This narrative describes the conflict behind the scenes in the barter for possession of a human soul, and why spirits act as they do. What was eliminated from Shakespeare's works is skillfully illuminated in the writer's narrative to show the balance of condemnation, punishment and deliverance in the invisible world. Told from the view of hunted and hunter, this detailed exposure of a victim to the impact of witchcraft explains why for thousands of years the practice of sorcery evoked a death penalty, and rightly so.
This comprehensive comparative approach to the folklore, fantasy, and horror literature of New England stretches from the earliest European exploration to Stephen King, John Updike, and Shirley Jackson. Includes interviews with Les Daniels, Grandt, and other horror writers who reside or set their stories in New England.
Author: Reimund Kvideland
Publisher: Finnish Literature Society
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Social Science
Folklore is one of the most national of all disciplines, yet also one with a strong international and scholarly dimension. Therefore, it seems appropriate that this book should be edited by a national institution such as the Finnish Literature Society together with a cross-national institution such as the Nordic Institute of Folklore, with editorial contribution from representatives of university departments in the study of traditions in Finland. The title could have been International Studies in Folklore, for the contributions are truly international in their scope and distribution. We have, however, chosen a title which refers to Lauri Honko's recent occupation with the folklore process.
Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.