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By Stephen Kinzer. 2020
The bestselling author of All the Shah’s Men and The Brothers tells the astonishing story of the man who oversaw…the CIA’s secret drug and mind-control experiments of the 1950s and ’60s. The visionary chemist Sidney Gottlieb was the CIA’s master magician and gentlehearted torturer―the agency’s “poisoner in chief.” As head of the MK-ULTRA mind control project, he directed brutal experiments at secret prisons on three continents. He made pills, powders, and potions that could kill or maim without a trace―including some intended for Fidel Castro and other foreign leaders. He paid prostitutes to lure clients to CIA-run bordellos, where they were secretly dosed with mind-altering drugs. His experiments spread LSD across the United States, making him a hidden godfather of the 1960s counterculture. For years he was the chief supplier of spy tools used by CIA officers around the world. Stephen Kinzer, author of groundbreaking books about U.S. clandestine operations, draws on new documentary research and original interviews to bring to life one of the most powerful unknown Americans of the twentieth century. Gottlieb’s reckless experiments on “expendable” human subjects destroyed many lives, yet he considered himself deeply spiritual. He lived in a remote cabin without running water, meditated, and rose before dawn to milk his goats. During his twenty-two years at the CIA, Gottlieb worked in the deepest secrecy. Only since his death has it become possible to piece together his astonishing career at the intersection of extreme science and covert action. Poisoner in Chief reveals him as a clandestine conjurer on an epic scale.
By Michael Shermer. 1997
The author, publisher of Skeptic magazine, identifies twenty-five fallacies that lead people to believe weird things. Discusses his views on…pseudoscience and superstition, including creationism, Holocaust denial, alien encounters, and the paranormal. 1997.
La astrología es tu mejor aliada para descubrir los miedos inconscientes que bloquean tus relaciones y conseguir el amor que…mereces. Identifica tus patrones lunares, sánalos y abre las puertas al buen amor. ¿Te has preguntado por qué algunas personas encuentran pareja enseguida y otras no lo consiguen ni a tiros? Hay quien lo achaca a la mala suerte, pero la realidad es que muchos de nosotros vamos cargados de miedos inconscientes que nos bloquean y hacen que repitamos patrones hasta la saciedad y topemos siempre con el mismo tipo de personas. En astrología, la posición de la luna en nuestra carta natal, nos ayuda a entender cómo nos relacionamos, desvela las heridas infantiles que arrastramos y cómo vivimos el primer amor: el de la madre (o persona equivalente), modelo que repetiremos en todos nuestros vínculos. Existen doce posibles patrones lunares, doce miedos inconscientes que definen como nos relacionamos. Tomar consciencia de ellos, y también de los planetas con los que interactúan, es imprescindible para, si nos conviene, cambiarlos y acceder a buenas relaciones, en las que nadie sane a nadie, sino que ambos miembros de la pareja formen un equipo.
By Stuart A Vyse, Stuart A. Vyse. 1997
Vyse examines the psychology of superstition and offers ways to teach rational thinking about paranormal phenomena, astrology, and X-files. He…contends that unscientific thinking can be avoided. For senior high and older readers
By Josh Hitchens. 2022
"Show me your cemeteries, and I will tell you what kind of people you have."- Benjamin FranklinDiscover the historic haunts…and frightful specters that make the city of brotherly love a haven for unexplained phenomena. Author Josh Hitchens details the spooky stories of Philadelphia's past and present.
By Mark P. Doddington. 2022
Along Indiana's northern border, Elkhart County is a rich mixture of industry and agriculture, tradition and innovation--and it has a…reputation for paranormal activity.The Winchester Mansion is haunted by the eccentric Nellie Knickerbocker, who, rumor says, slept in her own coffin. The spirits of three former workers roam the Old Bag Factory. A scowling spirit in a nurse's uniform once stalked the Clark Street Hospital while the Wilt House is home to a ghostly girl. A basketball player and mysterious organ music both play on at the Washington Township High School, and a former stagehand stalks the Bristol Opera House.Join author Mark P. Doddington for a tour of all things spooky in Elkhart County.
By Nicole Beauchamp. 2022
This chronicle of ghastly frights from the Motor City is not for the faint of heart.Founded on the legend of…the Nain Rouge, Detroit has haunted hotspots aplenty, each with its own blood-curdling tale. Music from pianos that play by themselves and crying apparitions echo throughout The Whitney mansion. Beginning at the time of its construction, the Leland Hotel has been the site of an unusually high number of murders, suicides, and freak accidents. It has even been described as Detroit's portal to Hell. Various shadowy figures have been spotted darting throughout the former Detroit Police 6th Precinct building, including a mysterious boy. Join Michigan-based author and paranormal investigator Nicole Beauchamp as she leads you down some of Detroit's darkest corridors and into its tragic past.
By Marie Helena Cisneros. 2022
A haunted history of one of Western Michigan's oldest cities Once a booming lumber town, Muskegon today harbors not just…ghosts of long-gone industry but maybe actual ghosts, too. An apparition in Victorian clothing walks past Hackley Library patrons and disappears into a wall. Some believe him to be none other than philanthropist and lumber baron Charles Hackley. In the Hume House, the ghost of a young woman gloomily peers down at visitors from an upstairs window. Visitors to the museum on LST 393 often see a shadowy figure or hear someone walking behind them as they walk through the hallways, but when they turned around to look, no one's there.Join author Marie Helena Cisneros delves into thirteen spine-tingling supernatural tales from Muskegon's past.
By Dorothy Salvo Benson, W. C. Madden. 2022
North Central Indiana is rich in farmlands, wind turbines, and small towns. It is also thick with ghosts.Ghastly apparitions roam…the town of Battle Ground, where the infamous Battle of Tippecanoe occurred. A woman trying to put her life back together soon found herself disturbed by inexplicable events in a Fountain County apartment. Roads in Newton, Clinton, and Grant counties are but a few such roads where strange things suddenly appear--and often just as quickly disappear. The Rotary Jail Museum in Crawfordsville is said to have a pair of resident spirits. Purdue University and Indiana Beach harbor their own eerie tales.Join authors and paranormal investigators W.C. Madden and Maria Salvo Benson on a spine-tingling journey of the haunts of North Central Indiana.
Eerie Appalachia: Smiling Man Indrid Cold, the Jersey Devil, the Legend of Mothman and More (American Legends)
By Mark Muncy, Kari Schultz. 2022
Gear up for a frightful jaunt into the darkest reaches of the ancient Appalachians. Folk deep within Appalachian hollers lean…close to share stories of the inexplicable with hushed awe. Monsters rumbling in the hills. Strange lights darting through the pitch-black night sky. Horrible occurrences, almost ineffable in their bizarre tragedy. "Tall tales," you might say. But tell that to the Flatwoods monster in Braxton County, West Virginia. Or the Goat Man of Louisville--look into his humanoid eyes and let him know you don't believe. And what of those apparitions in Mammoth Cave's Corpse Rock, or the Satan-spawn known as the Jersey Devil? How do you respond when those mysteries confront? From metaphysical energy that swirls near the Serpent Mound in Ohio to Point Pleasant's Mothman legacy, Mark Muncy and Kari Schultz explore the dark history lurking in the shadows of Appalachia..
By Brandon Massullo. 2022
The dreadful howls of coyotes are common in the shadows surrounding Medina County, but perhaps something else, something entirely more…fearsome, lurks in the night. In 1906, the specter now known as the Woman in Black so terrified residents in Medina Square that a curfew was imposed. Restless spirits, rattling chains, and nefarious deeds are rumored to have occurred in a farmhouse in Sharon Township. Legend has it that about 100 years ago a witch preyed on the residents of Liverpool Township, and the ghost of a teenage boy is said to haunt the men's restroom at Plum Creek Park in Brunswick Hills.Join parapsychologist Brandon Massullo as he sheds light on the ghostly lore surrounding Medina County's restaurants, libraries, freeways, parks, and more.
• Explores Kremmerz&’s life, his teachings, his work as a hermetic physician, and the metaphysical and hermetic principles that guided…his activities • Offers a detailed account of the distance healing practices, diagnostic methods, and rituals of the Fraternity of Myriam • Includes texts written by Kremmerz on the inner workings and magical operations of the fraternity, intended for its practicing members Giuliano Kremmerz (1861-1930), born Ciro Formisano, was one of the most influential Italian occultists, alchemists, and Hermetic masters of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, though he remains almost unknown to English readers. In 1896, Kremmerz began writing about natural and divine magic, healing, and alchemy through the journal Il Mondo Secreto (The Secret World). At the same time, he founded a school known as the Schola Philosophica Hermetica Classica Italica as well as a magical group, the Therapeutic and Magical Fraternity of Myriam. Within the Myriam, he sought to use Hermetic, magical, and Pythagorean principles to harness the power of the psyche and convey collective energies for therapeutic purposes and distance healing. His initiatic order would become the principal esoteric society in Italy--comparable to its British counterpart, the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn--but forced to be a carefully guarded secret as Mussolini&’s government rose to power. In this unique compilation of essays, David Pantano presents an in-depth study of Kremmerz&’s life and work by his student and initiate, Italian esotericist Marco Daffi. Without holding back criticism, Daffi provides a detailed account of the history and practices of the Myriam as well as the metaphysical and Hermetic principles that guided their activities. Revealing Kremmerz&’s rediscovery of the occult healing of ancient mystery schools, Daffi also shows how Kremmerz laid the foundation for passing this initiatory tradition on to the new millennium. He explores the means by which Kremmerz said miracles can be performed and the way Hermetic forces affect both bodily health and mystical eroticism. Throughout this collection, David Pantano provides extensive annotations, offering the English reader essential historical and mystical context for Daffi&’s work. Connecting to untranslated Italian texts and elucidating Daffi&’s poetic style, Pantano&’s commentary reveals the particular tradition of Italian esoterism. Pantano also includes rare and unpublished texts written by Kremmerz and intended for the Myriam&’s practicing members. Combined, these papers offer a picture of the inner workings and magical operations of this fraternity, available for the first time in English.
By Jon G. Hughes. 2022
• Describes the arcane rituals, ancient beliefs, and secret rites of the Welsh Marches, including those of the Sin Eaters,…Eye Biters, and Spirit Hunters• Shares extracts from ancient texts stored in the archives of the National Museum of Wales, along with many original photographs of related artifacts• Includes a Grimoire of the Welsh Marches, a wide collection of spells and magical workings along with practical instruction on crafting and castingIn this collaboration between a Druid and a witchcraft researcher, Jon G. Hughes and Sophie Gallagher describe in intricate detail the arcane rituals, ancient beliefs, and secret rites of the Welsh Marches, the borderlands between Celtic Wales and Anglo-Saxon England--one of the oldest and most significant locations for early witchcraft and a lasting repository for ancient Druidic lore. The authors explore the repressed rituals and practices of sin eaters, those who take upon themselves the sins of a recently deceased person; eye biters, powerful Witches able to cast malevolent curses simply by looking at their victims; and spirit hunters, Witches who gain control of their victim&’s spirit. Drawing on their personal access to the archives of the National Museum Wales, as well as the local museums found within the Welsh Marches, the authors share extracts from ancient texts, along with original photographs of related artifacts, such as charm and spell bottles used to ward off evil and &“poppets,&” wax effigies crafted by Witches to inflict pain and death on a targeted subject. In the second half of the book, the authors present a Grimoire of the Welsh Marches, a wide collection of spells and magical workings along with practical instruction on crafting and casting. Offering a comprehensive look at the earth-based beliefs and practices of primal witchcraft and Druidic lore, the authors show not only how the traditions of the Welsh Marches had a profound influence on the cultural and spiritual history of the British Isles but also how their influence was exported to all corners of the world.
The Occult in National Socialism: The Symbolic, Scientific, and Magical Influences on the Third Reich
By Stephen E. Flowers. 2022
• Explores the occult influences on various Nazi figures, including Adolf Hitler, Albert Speer, Rudolf Hess, Alfred Rosenberg, and Heinrich…Himmler• Examines the foundations of the movement laid in the 19th century and continuing in the early 20th century• Explains the rites and runology of National Socialism, the occult dimensions of Nazi science, and how many of the sensationalist descriptions of Nazi &“Satanic&” practices were initiated by Church propaganda after the warIn this comprehensive examination of Nazi occultism, Stephen E. Flowers, Ph.D., offers a critical history and analysis of the occult and esoteric streams of thought active in the Third Reich and the growth of occult Nazism at work in movements today. Sharing the culmination of five decades of research into primary and secondary sources, many in the original German, Flowers looks at the symbolic, occult, scientific, and magical traditions that became the foundations from which the Nazi movement would grow. He details the influences of Theosophy, Volkism, and the work of the Brothers Grimm as well as the impact of scientific culture of the time. Looking at the early 20th century, he describes the impact of Guido von List, Lanz von Liebenfels, Rudolf von Sebottendorf, Friedrich Hielscher, and others. Examining the period after the Nazi Party was established in 1919, and more especially after it took power in 1933, Flowers explores the occult influences on key Nazi figures, including Adolf Hitler, Albert Speer, Rudolf Hess, and Heinrich Himmler. He analyzes Hitler&’s usually missed references to magical techniques in Mein Kampf, revealing his adoption of occult methods for creating a large body of supporters and shaping the thoughts of the masses. Flowers also explains the rites and runology of National Socialism, the occult dimensions of Nazi science, and the blossoming of Nazi Christianity. Concluding with a look at the modern mythology of Nazi occultism, Flowers critiques postwar Nazi-related literature and unveils the presence of esoteric Nazi myths in modern occult and political circles.
Adventures of a psychic: the fascinating and inspiring true-life story of one of America's most successful clairvoyants
By Sylvia Browne, Antoinette May. 1998
Describes how Sylvia Browne at age five learned that she, like many of her relatives, had psychic abilities. With the…help of her "spirit guide," an Aztec-Inca woman from the 1500s, Sylvia solves police cases, predicts future events, and contacts ghosts. Some strong language. 1998.
By Anna Lardinois. 2022
Wisconsin's capital city is haunted! From restless spirits roaming the University of Wisconsin to ghostly Confederate soldiers lingering at Camp…Randall Stadium, Madison is filled with otherworldly entities. Spirits do not rest in peace at Taliesin, and the tragedies that occurred on the Capitol grounds shed light on the building's numerous paranormal reports. The city's outskirts are just as eerie. From the prowling Beast of Bray Road to what is thought to be Wisconsin's most haunted bar, a spinetingling location is never far away.Join author Anna Lardinois to discover some of Madison's most macabre tales.
By Patricia Heyer. 2022
Ghostly Fun in the Sand and SunThe wide sandy beaches, colorful boardwalks and majestic lighthouses of the Jersey Shore share…supernatural secrets and unexplainable encounters...In Absecon the dead pose as guides for a unique afterhours tour of its historic lighthouse. A reformed criminal met the apparition of his victim, learning remorse is eternal, on Long Beach Island. Newly built casinos in Atlantic City have former patrons stopping by for one last goodbye, from beyond the grave. A spectral organist haunts and plays the pipe organ of Asbury Park's Convention Hall. Author Patricia Heyer uncovers the eerie mysteries that shroud many of the Shore's iconic landmarks.
By Christopher Balzano. 2022
Gear up for a frightful journey into the mysterious Ocala National Forest. Central Florida is known as the happiest place…on Earth. But an hour's drive from the amusement parks lies a forest swirling with mystery. For generations, locals have whispered about a dark energy coming from the Ocala National Forest and drifting into nearby towns. Supernatural beasts and apparitions. Ghost lights galore. From cults to monsters to the spirts of those who ventured in yet never reemerged, the woods have long been a source of rumor and tragedy. The vengeful Coyote Woman who dispatches those with evil natures. The soldier of Fort King who vanishes when addressed. The spectral monk of Astor, on the hunt for his killer. Author and folklorist Christopher Balzano takes readers among the trees and beyond to offer a glimpse into the true stories, urban legends and haunted folklore whispered among the residents of these deep woods..
By Chris Bores. 2022
Discover the ghostly lore of Glass CityThe city of Toledo is rich in tradition and history, including a lively collection…of spooky tales and odd occurrences. A murdered maid and a bashful child are but two of numerous restless spirits roaming the notoriously haunted Oliver House. The nuns of St. Ursula's Academy, now the Collingwood Arts Center, tend the campus in death as they did in life. Supernatural events at the Toledo Yacht Club may be explained by its little-known history. Employees of the Toledo Zoo have reported strange things after hours, and the Franklin Park Mall, the airport, and even a Rite-Aid have their own chilling stories.Pinpointing fifty locations across the city, paranormal expert Chris Bores uncovers Toledo's haunted history.
By Roxanne Rhoads, Joe Schipani. 2022
Ghost stories and urban legends lurk throughout Genesee and Lapeer counties.A Clio man's spirit is thought to still reside in…the junkyard office where he was murdered. For almost two centuries, the Flushing area has been fascinated by tales of the wealthy Brent family whose land is connected to numerous tales of murder, mystery, and ghosts. In Lapeer County, the Bruce Mansion's unnerving façade hints at the specters inside, and the land and buildings once belonging to the Lapeer State Home are plagued by haunting cries and ghostly activity.Join Haunted Flint authors Roxanne Rhoads and Joe Schipani as they take you on a tour of Genesee and Lapeer counties' most haunted locations.