The Encyclopedia of Vampires Werewolves and Other Monsters

Author: Rosemary Guiley
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438130015
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Monsters and shape-shifters have always held a special fascination in mythologies, legends, and folklore the world over. From ancient customs to famous cases of beasts and vampires and their reflections in popular culture, 600 entries provide definitions, explanations, and lists of suggested further reading.

The Encyclopedia of Vampires Werewolves

Author: Rosemary Ellen Guiley
Publisher: Facts on File
ISBN: 9780816081790
Format: PDF, ePub
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From ancient customs to famous cases of beasts and vampires and their reflections in popular culture, five hundred entries provide definitions, explanations, and lists of suggested further reading on the macabre.

The Encyclopedia of Magic and Alchemy

Author: Rosemary Guiley
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438130007
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A comprehensive illustrated reference guide with more than 400 entries on the subjects of magic and alchemy.

Monsters

Author: John Michael Greer
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738716006
Format: PDF
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Of course that monster hiding under your bed when you were little didn't really exist. Vampires, werewolves, zombies, demons—they're simply figments of our imagination, right? After all, their existence has never been scientifically proven. But there is one giant problem with such an easy dismissal of these creepy creatures: people keep encountering them. Join occult scholar John Michael Greer for a harrowing journey into the reality of the impossible. Combining folklore, Western magical philosophy, and actual field experience, Monsters: An Investigator's Guide to Magical Beings is required reading for both active and armchair monster hunters. Between these covers you'll find a chilling collection of fiendish facts and folklore, including: —Why true vampires are the least attractive—and most destructive—of all monsters —The five different kinds of ghosts —Magical origins of the werewolf legends —How to survive a chimera encounter (Jersey Devil, chupacabra, Mothman) —The hidden connections between faery lore and UFOs —Where dragons are found today —How to investigate a monster sighting —Natural and ritual magic techniques for dealing with hostile monsters This 10th anniversary edition of the quintessential guide to magical beings features a new preface, new chapters on chimeras and zombies, and updates on werewolves, dragons, and the fae.

The Werewolf Book

Author: Brad Steiger
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
ISBN: 157859376X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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When Darkness Reigns and the Full Moon Glows, Terror Emerges to Stalk the Unsuspecting… From lycanthropic creatures found on television and film such as Teen Wolf, Twilight, and True Blood to the earliest folklore of shape-shifting creatures, The Werewolf Book: The Encyclopedia of Shapeshifting Beings is an eye-opening, blood-pounding tour through the ages of monsters with the most amazing camouflage capabilities—they hide among us! Along the way, you’ll land at the doorstep of creatures like hirsute mass-murderer Albert Fish, and Fritz Haarman, who slaughtered and ate his victims—selling the leftovers as steaks and roasts in his butcher shop—as well as visits to mythical shamans, sirens, and skin walkers. Covering 140,000 years of legend, mythology, and fact, The Werewolf Book provides hair-raising evidence of strange and obsessional behavior through the centuries. Learn the basics of becoming a werewolf and the intricacies of slaying the beast. A true homage to werewolves and other full moon beasts, it includes topics such as … • Bear, tiger, coyote, and other shape-shifting people • Classic and modern werewolf movies • Gargoyles, totem poles, and Internet depictions • Serial killers and sadistic rulers • Sorcery, spells, and talismans • Television shows, songs, and computer games

Vampires Werewolves Zombies

Author: Suzanne Schwalb
Publisher: Peter Pauper Press, Inc.
ISBN: 1441305122
Format: PDF
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The situation is grave. Vampires are vamping. Werewolves are shape shifting. And zombies are lurching into the garden. Is this modern-day ferment of paranormal activity, ah, normal? Learn all about it in this nifty new guide to man's best fiends: VAMPIRES, WEREWOLVES, ZOMBIES: Compendium Monstrum. Fascinating facts revealed in the book include documented ''sparkling vampires'' in 19th-century folklore, why wolfsbane is sometimes known as ''Dumbledore's Delight'', and much more. Illustrated by Bruce Waldman, cartography by David Lindroth, additional historical images throughout.

The Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology

Author: Rosemary Guiley
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438131917
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Explores this dark aspect of folklore and religion and the role that demons play in the modern world. Includes numerous entries documenting beliefs about demons and demonology from ancient history to the present.

Encyclopedia of Vampire Mythology

Author: Theresa Bane
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786455810
Format: PDF, Docs
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From the earliest days of oral history to the present, the vampire myth persists among mankind's deeply-rooted fears. This encyclopedia, with entries ranging from "Abchanchu" to "Zmeus," includes nearly 600 different species of historical and mythological vampires, fully described and detailed.

The Encyclopedia of Saints

Author: Rosemary Guiley
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438130260
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"The Encyclopedia of Saints offers thorough and fascinating accounts of familiar and little-known holy men and women of the Catholic and Orthodox churches. Drawing from documented accounts and supplemented with additional extensive research