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The encyclopedia of ghosts

Daniel Cohen

The encyclopedia of ghosts

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Published by M. O"Mara in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ghosts -- Dictionaries

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 305-307.

    Statementby Daniel Cohen.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBF1444 .C64 1989
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 307 p. :
    Number of Pages307
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20575019M
    ISBN 100948397543, 0396083080

    My work cuts across the entire scope of the paranormal. As a minion of darkness trueI shall protect you. The Yoruba of Nigeria call such babies "born to die" abikuand if one comes a third time and dies it is said that "there is no hoe" to bury it with. The now-prevailing sense of "the soul of a deceased person, spoken of as appearing in a visible form" only emerges in Middle English 14th century.

    The special guardian against ghosts is the monkey god Hanuman, the "large-jawed"; his worshipers offer coconuts to him and pour oil and red lead over his images, taking some of the oil that drips off to mark their eyes as a protection. Anthropologists link this idea to early beliefs that ghosts were the person within the person the person's spiritmost noticeable in ancient cultures as a person's breath, which upon exhaling in colder climates appears visibly as a white mist. There are numerous new bios and profiles of haunted places, and new photos. Other elements are advanced. Altars may be dedicated to any spirit. The religion flourished for a half century without canonical texts or formal organization, attaining cohesion by periodicals, tours by trance lecturers, camp meetings, and the missionary activities of accomplished mediums.

    All of my encyclopedias include folklore, history, biography, cases and places, science, parapsychology and psychical research, phenomena, and, where appropriate, psychology, sociology, anthropology, religion and spirituality, philosophy and metaphysics. Altar The term derives from the Latin altare, meaning "a high place" high altitudes were a preferred location for the earliest altars. And a minister who died in in disgrace and exile was credited with a succession of natural disasters thanks to his furious ghost. Candles, incense, fragrance, flowers, gifts, food, and drink are offered to a spirit on an altar, in the process becoming part of the altar.


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The encyclopedia of ghosts book

Among Berber-speaking tribes there were said to be more traces of the belief in apparitions of the dead than among Arabic-speaking Moroccans. One of the first persons to express disbelief in ghosts was Lucian of Samosata in the 2nd century AD.

The word ghost most commonly refers to a dead person who haunts or simply appears before the living, sometimes with a message or warning. Supposedly, they can even project their wild fantasies into reality as illusions, dragging in everyone around them and putting them on the same pace as them.

According to Nickell, peripheral vision can easily mislead, especially late at night when the brain is tired and more likely to misinterpret sights and sounds.

Altars have a tendency to take on a life of their own. Notions of ghosts and spirits as restless, perhaps unburied or unavenged, beings with a message to convey or a task to fulfill abound in popular belief in many countries, although there may be little formal doctrine or orthodox teaching in the scriptures to support these ideas.

In China a ghost kuei; f. It broadly details three aspects of supernatural lore - various kinds of "ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties and things which go bump in the night"; people and movements associated with ghosts and spirituality; and historical hauntings and haunted places.

A common belief in the Ivory Coast is that the dead may return to their homes at night to steal children from their mothers' arms. Their penance was generally related to their sin. One account of five heads of a monastery who died in quick succession attributed the premature deaths to the ghost of the original incumbent, who had owned the monastery personally and died before appointing a successor.

The Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Spirits

Due to that, they can even freely manipulate the atmosphere of a situation on the spot, and men swallowed up by the atmosphere produced by them will feel that their encounter was predestined, and may even feel that marriage is an inevitability.

Permanent altars keep the presence and image of the spirit close. Year of Publication: UK. A preta "departed" is the spirit of a dead person before the obsequies are performed or an evil ghost; it also may be the spirit of a deformed person or of a child that died prematurely.

Depicting ghosts as wearing armor, to suggest a sense of antiquity, was common in Elizabethan theater. Common attributes Another widespread belief concerning ghosts is that they are composed of a misty, airy, or subtle material.

When they open their mouths, exaggerated theatrical dialogue like something an adolescent girl would come up with comes flying out, but its professional quality. Describing a teenager's room as a shrine to a pop idol accurately describes the finished effect.

The vast majority of reported sightings were male. The now-prevailing sense of "the soul of a deceased person, spoken of as appearing in a visible form" only emerges in Middle English 14th century.

The special guardian against ghosts is the monkey god Hanuman, the "large-jawed"; his worshipers offer coconuts to him and pour oil and red lead over his images, taking some of the oil that drips off to mark their eyes as a protection. If a person had been killed, the spot would be regarded as haunted, and passersby might hear him groan.Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Spirits by Rosemary Ellen Guiley (, Paperback, Revised) at the.

Benjamin Radford from the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry and author of the book Investigating Ghosts: The Scientific Search for Spirits writes that "ghost hunting is the world's most popular paranormal pursuit" yet, to date ghost hunters can't agree on what a ghost is, or offer proof that they exist "it's all speculation and guesswork.

Ghostly Activities’ Best Ghost Hunting Books List “The Other Side: A Teen’s Guide to Ghost Hunting and the Paranormal,” by Marley Gibson, Patrick Burns, and Dave Shrader. If there were a CliffsNotes version of a ghost hunting book, this would be it.

This is the definitive A-Z reference book on all things psychic, mysterious and paranormal — the marvels, secrets and mysteries of the visible and the invisible world.

This wonderful guide covers everything you could want to know including ghosts, strange phenomena, people, places, events, and.

The Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Spirits (Paperback)

May 10,  · Ghostbusting: the 'science' of investigating ghosts -- Encyclopedia of ghost reports. Ghosts and visions associated with particular places -- Ghosts of the famous -- Haunted objects -- Recordings and replays -- Fights and battles -- The wicked and the cruel -- Ghosts with a message -- Omens of death -- Ghosts at time of death -- Ghosts Pages: Ghost, soul or spectre of a dead person, usually believed to inhabit the netherworld and to be capable of returning in some form to the world of the living.

According to descriptions or depictions provided by believers, a ghost may appear as a living being or as a nebulous likeness of the deceased or, occasionally, in other forms.

The Element Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Hauntings

Belief in ghosts is based on the ancient notion that a human.