Download e-book for kindle: Lure of the Vampire: A Pop Culture Reference Book of Lists, by Bertena Varney

By Bertena Varney

entice of the Vampire is the 1st version ebook out of 3 and is a popular culture reference e-book that starts off with historical past and mythology and ends with sleek residing vampires. the writer has supplied "fun" lists just like the Powers of Dracula, actual reside Vampire Murders, tv indicates and African americans who've performed Vampires. There also are web pages in every one part that express the preferred vampire books or even kid's indicates and books. yet, there's a own twist by way of entice of the Vampire. the writer has supplied own essays from nationwide and foreign vampire authors in addition to her personal. they vary from a private examine vampires in mythology to the romantic lust crammed vampire. There also are interviews with a variety of teams and contributors enthusiastic about the vampire group. entice of the Vampire: A popular culture Reference e-book of Lists, web content, and "Very Telling" own Essays is an ideal fast to snatch reference publication for the vampire fan or writer. it really is concise adequate to help you to find hyperlinks to what you're looking for with no our being too bulky and confusing.

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Spila Cristiano's Mostri da salotto: I nani fra Medioevo e Rinascimento (Nuovo PDF

By Spila Cristiano

Il nano, con los angeles sua presenza viva ma ambigua, è un personaggio che esprime los angeles sintesi del conflitto tra Natura e Artificio. Allo stupor e alla maraviglia del mondo medievale e umanistico in keeping with questo ‘artificio d’uomo’ si associavano quesiti medici e giuridici. Nei confronti del nano los angeles produzione artistica e los angeles pubblicistica scientifica rivelano inquietudine e paura del ‘diverso’ e del ‘mostro’. Immagine complessa in line with los angeles combinazione di più motivi culturali, il nano costituisce una figura ricca di significati nella civiltà letteraria e artistica tra Medioevo e Rinascimento. Inteso come animale o buffone, accostato al mostro o al bambino, il nano ha sempre proposto alle certezze della normalità un enigma che viene da lontano, dai misteriosi cortei egizi e dalle ambiguità dei miti greci. Questo libro analizza l. a. storia e los angeles produzione artistico-letteraria sui nani, tratteggiandone determine e destini oltre l’oblio d’un personaggio così emarginato.

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Get Lake Monster Mysteries: Investigating the World's Most PDF

By Benjamin Radford,Joe Nickell

for hundreds of years, eyewitnesses round the world―from the USA to Africa, Argentina to Scotland―have stated sightings of darkish, mysterious creatures in zone lakes that floor in short, in simple terms to speedy disappear. whereas the main recognized lake monsters of Loch Ness and Lake Champlain have won overseas notoriety, hundreds of thousands of lakes worldwide are stated to take care of those shadowy creatures. Lake Monster Mysteries is the 1st booklet to check those common mysteries from a systematic viewpoint. through the use of exhaustive study and effects from firsthand investigations to aid separate fact from fantasy, the authors foster our knowing of what quite lurks within the chilly, murky depths. Benjamin Radford and Joe Nickell are thought of to be one of the most sensible lake monster specialists on the earth. the following they percentage specified insights into a few of the world's best-known lake monsters. They interview witnesses and native specialists and talk about the differing kinds of lake monster sightings, delve into attainable factors for these sightings, and consider hoaxes, proof claims, and legends surrounding the monsters. The authors have additionally carried out groundbreaking fieldwork and experiments on the lakes and feature tested contemporary photographic and sonar facts. Incorporating newly-revealed info and up to date advancements within the circumstances they current, specialist monster hunters Radford and Nickell plunge into either the cultural histories of those creatures and the clinical inquiries that can carry the main to those mysteries.

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Download e-book for kindle: The Geography of Madness: Penis Thieves, Voodoo Death, and by Frank Bures

By Frank Bures

Why do a little males turn into convinced—despite what medical professionals inform them—that their penises have, easily, disappeared. Why do humans the world over develop into confident that they're cursed to die on a specific date—and then do? Why do humans in Malaysia all of sudden “run amok”?

In The Geography of Madness, acclaimed journal author Frank Bures investigates those and different “culture-bound” syndromes, tracing every one possible baffling phenomenon to its resource. It’s a desirable, and every now and then rollicking, event that takes the reader around the globe and deep into the eccentricities of the human psyche. What Bures uncovers alongside the best way is a poignant and stirring tale of the patience of trust, worry, and hope.

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Download e-book for kindle: Tree of Souls: The Mythology of Judaism by Howard Schwartz,Caren Loebel-Fried,Elliot K. Ginsburg

By Howard Schwartz,Caren Loebel-Fried,Elliot K. Ginsburg

the 1st anthology of Jewish mythology in English, Tree of Souls finds a legendary culture as wealthy and as attention-grabbing as any on the planet. Drawing from the Bible, the Pseudepigrapha, the Talmud and Midrash, the kabbalistic literature, medieval folklore, Hasidic texts, and oral lore accumulated within the glossy period, Schwartz has accumulated jointly approximately seven-hundred of the foremost Jewish myths. The myths themselves are fabulous. We learn of Adams diamond and the Land of Eretz (where it really is continuously dark), the autumn of Lucifer and the quarrel of the sunlight and the moon, the Treasury of Souls and the Divine Chariot. we find new stories in regards to the nice figures of the Hebrew Bible, from Adam to Moses; tales approximately God's Bride, the Shekhinah, and the evil temptress, Lilith; plus many stories approximately angels and demons, spirits and vampires, substantial beasts and the Golem. both vital, Schwartz offers a wealth of extra details. for every fable, he contains vast observation, revealing the resource of the parable and explaining the way it pertains to different Jewish myths in addition to to international literature (for example, evaluating Eves free up of evil into the realm with Pandoras). For ease of use, Schwartz divides the amount into ten books, Myths of God, Myths of construction, Myths of Heaven, Myths of Hell, Myths of the Holy be aware, Myths of the Holy Time, Myths of the Holy humans, Myths of the Holy Land, Myths of Exile, and Myths of the Messiah.

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New PDF release: Mysterious New Mexico: Miracles, Magic, and Monsters in the

By Benjamin Radford

New Mexico's dual traditions of the clinical and the supernatural meet for the 1st time during this long-overdue e-book via a journalist identified for investigating the unexplained. unusual stories of ghosts, monsters, miracles, misplaced treasure, UFOs, and masses extra are available no longer faraway from the birthplace of the atomic bomb. large radio astronomy dishes seek barren region skies for alien lifestyles, and the world's first spaceport are available during this enchanted land; in lots of methods New Mexico really is a portal to different worlds.

Mysterious New Mexico is the 1st e-book to use clinical research how to clarify a few of New Mexico's so much weird and wonderful lore and legends. utilizing folklore, sociology, heritage, psychology, and forensic science--as good pretty much as good outdated detective work--Radford unearths the truths and myths in the back of New Mexico's maximum mysteries.

ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
Benjamin Radford, the deputy editor of the Skeptical Inquirer technological know-how journal, is the writer of monitoring the Chupacabra: The Vampire Beast in reality, Fiction, and Folklore (UNM Press) and different books. He lives in Corrales, New Mexico.

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"It's a deal with to have a guided travel of recent Mexico mysteries through a precise medical paranormal investigator rather than listening to a rehash of an analogous tales. this is often in-depth info that honors the folklore yet will get to the middle of the mysteries; you will not get something shut from different authors of 'mystery mongering' books. the fact is even more satisfying."--Sharon Hill, editor, uncertain News

"Radford does an admirable task. not only telling us what the 'mysteries' are, he digs for the demanding proof, and follows via to average conclusions."--Robert Sheaffer, writer of unidentified flying object Sightings: The Evidence

"Radford's study into the unexplained is usually informative, full of life, and interesting, and Mysterious New Mexico isn't any exception. . . . either skeptics and believers will locate it necessary, and that i hugely suggest it."--Patrick Burns, TruTV's Haunting Evidence

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New PDF release: The Zombie Book: The Encyclopedia of the Living Dead

By Nick Redfern,Brad Steiger

Rampaging, pushed, killing machines. Soulless and useless. contaminated and infectious. Zombies. The epidemic of the residing useless is superior than ever in today’s pop-culture, yet lengthy ahead of unique viruses, organic conflict, and sinister army experiments introduced the useless again to lifestyles in our cinemas and on our tv monitors, there have been the darkish spells and incantations of the traditional Egyptians, the Sumerians, and the Babylonians. mixing the ancient with the trendy, the biographical with the literary, the crops and animals with micro organism and viruses, the mythological with the frightening precise stories, The Zombie e-book: The Encyclopedia of the residing Dead is a complete source to figuring out, battling, and averting zombies.

More than 250 entries conceal every little thing from hit tv indicates, books, and flicks, together with The jogging Dead, World warfare Z and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, to zombies’ ignominious position in folklore and mythology, reminiscent of the Greek god Asclepius, historical Voodoo faith, and the local American Wendigo legend. The Zombie ebook: The Encyclopedia of the dwelling Dead examines mad cow sickness, the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, the facilities for disorder regulate getting ready for the tip of the realm, and lots more and plenty, a lot more.

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Mermaids, Sylphs, Gnomes, and Salamanders: Dialogues with - download pdf or read online

By William R. Mistele

even if the spirit beings of the 4 parts of nature were represented in literature, faith, and people stories, descriptions of those creatures were imprecise, and direct adventure with them is kind of infrequent. but all the 4 elemental kingdoms bargains nice presents to humanity, if we're keen to acknowledge that the mental and non secular traits they embrace are already inherent in human nature.

Mermaids reside within the oceans, lakes, and rivers. they provide love and sharing, a feeling of ask yourself, attractiveness, and innocence. Sylphs roam the sky; they signify concord, stability, and the attainment of freedom. Gnomes dwell underground. Their quiet internal knowledge banishes melancholy and sorrow. Salamanders stay in volcanoes and big caverns of magma underneath the earth. they provide the ability of severe warmth to refine, rework, and combine. who're those mysterious creatures of water, air, earth, and hearth? writer William Mistele has committed a good portion of his existence to discovering out.

Addressing the perennial questions Why are we right here? what's the inner most objective of lifestyles? What are our options?, Mermaids, Sylphs, Gnomes, and Salamanders takes the reader without delay into the geographical regions of those spirits, telling tales from their standpoint. Weaving jointly fairy stories and poems, considerate research, and meditative workouts, Mistele illuminates the characteristics those beings have mastered and humanity needs to start to include: empathy, an internal peace with the universe, a divine point of sensuality, and a love that's all over in each moment.

From the alternate Paperback edition.

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