Ghosts From Our Past

Author : Erin Gilbert
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
Publisher : Crown
ISBN : 9781101906095
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As seen in the Sony Pictures 2016 film Ghostbusters, the ultimate guide to identifying, understanding, and engaging with any paranormal activity that plagues you Years before they made headlines with the Ghostbusters, Erin Gilbert and Abby L. Yates published the groundbreaking study of the paranormal, Ghosts from Our Past. Once lost to history, this criminally underappreciated book is now updated for the new century. According to Gilbert and Yates, “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence,” and whether you’re a believer or a skeptic, you’ll find the information you’re seeking right here in this extraordinary book, including: • The childhood experiences that inspired Erin and Abby’s lifelong passion for the scientific study of the paranormal • The history of ghosts and other supernatural entities, the science that explains their existence, and profiles of the groundbreaking paranormal researchers who have investigated them • An illustrated guide to Class I through Class VII ghosts • Helpful sidebars like “A Ghost by Any Other Name” and “Ectoplasm Cleanup Tips” • Updates including “The Ghostbusters’ Arsenal” by Jillian Holtzmann and “Haunted History” by Patty Tolan • A new Ghostbusting Resources appendix, featuring the “Paranormal Quickstart Guide”, “Is It a Ghost? A Handy Quiz”, “A Supernatural Stakeout Journal”, “The Devil’s Dictionary: Paraterminology You Need to Know” With this helpful—and hilarious—official Ghostbusters guide in hand, you’ll be prepared for almost any spirit, spook, or spectre that comes your way. As for the rest, you know who to call.

Ghosts From Our Past

Author : Erin Gilbert
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Random House
ISBN : 9781473550063
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**As seen in the upcoming Sony Pictures film Ghostbusters** Years before they made headlines with the Ghostbusters, Erin Gilbert and Abby L. Yates published the ground-breaking study of the paranormal, Ghosts from Our Past - now back in print! Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. Whether you’re a believer or a sceptic, you’ll find the information you’re seeking right here in this extraordinary book, including: · The frightening childhood experiences that inspired Erin and Abby’s lifelong passion for the paranormal; · The history and science behind ghosts and other supernatural entities, with an illustrated guide to each class of spook; · Helpful sidebars like Is It a Ghost? A Handy Quiz, Ectoplasm Clean-up Tips, and more. With this official Ghostbusters guide in hand, you’ll be prepared for almost any spirit, spook, or spectre that comes your way. For the rest, you know who to call.

Nice Place Shame About The Human Race

Author : Allan Gilmour
Genre : Social Science
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
ISBN : 9781477134399
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He knew the earth experiment was still working even though the human-element component was running very much behind schedule. Tommy made a grumbling sound and slowly shook his furry head from side to side, crying, “Wars, greed, jealousy, illnesses, unhappiness, dissatisfaction, obsessions for power - It’s just not what I had expected!” “I know, but give it time. It will happen one day. The earth assignment is not as old as all the other projects we have been working upon”, Eric hastily reassured. Tommy was not about to give up on the present venture and with this thought in mind, he stared with his numerous eyes into Eric’s multiple eyes, and with many worrisome looks he mumbled, “ ..............it’s a nice place, shame about the human race!” The above is an extract taken from the final piece of my foreword for the book „Nice place, shame about the human race“ which attempts to create a better awareness of our everyday actions and elucidates the importance of discovering ones true identity for a better chance of living a happier, more balanced life. Mounting dissatisfactions and insecurities of our modern world, together with the general inquisitiveness of human nature to wish observe ones actions, are areas of modern life which have gained popularity over the last decade when searching for reasoning or answers to our everyday problems. Commencing at the aftermath of World War II and continuing to the present day, a journey is undertaken in trying to illustrate modern western society’s increased negative attitudes and behaviour and of the importance of discovering who we really are with a view to more personal happiness. This book is an entertaining, slightly ironical “check-in-the-mirror”, if you like, of modern behaviour. It observes how modern society has seemingly done away with aspiring to reach higher goals and standards, and at the same time, appears to have become content with mediocrity and of aiming towards lower levels of existence. My main justifications for writing such a book were primarily based upon the search for answers as to why society in the modern western world has reached its present state of development in the constitution of which it finds itself in the present day; if it is possible to live modern life in a more balanced, friendlier frame-of-mind which would inexorably, lead to more happiness, and as an attempt to help you, the reader, into being more aware of our daily conscious and subconscious conduct towards fellow-citizens and of the ensuing consequences of those actions. We are to journey through the many different stages of modern western life as based upon our upbringing in an industrialised society; and although you may have heard some of the themes and topics many times before, I have attempted to pick out the quintessence of noting how individuals react within the confines of our various societies and communal boundaries. What type of person is “Nice place, shame about the human race” aimed for? Well basically, anybody who is still interested about the values of our modern society, but specifically, when amid the interference and confusion of modern society, one is searching for personal direction into discovering oneself. Emphasis has been placed upon the significance of living ones own individuality, thus being aware of who one really is, and of the importance of taking more self-responsibility for ones actions. Here is a short list of reasons compiled for those who would possibly find my work of interest. 1. If feeling a little out-of-touch with our fast-paced modern society. 2. When interested in achieving more personal awareness in everyday activities. 3. When concerned about societies present course of development. 4. When trying to understand modern societies push and shove mentality. 5. When searching for more in-depth reasoning to our lives. 6. W

The Ghosts Of My Past

Author : Cecil Henland
Genre :
Publisher :
ISBN : OCLC:49373287
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Chilling With Ghosts

Author : Insha Fitzpatrick
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Publisher : Quirk Books
ISBN : 9781683693468
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Discover everything about ghosts in this fun handbook packed with spooky tales, engrossing science, and fascinating history–perfect for middle grade readers and mythology fans! Boo! Do you believe in ghosts? What’s up with haunted houses? And how exactly do you bust a ghost? Uncover the spooky and spectral world of ghosts in Chilling with Ghosts, a field guide for the curious and the adventurous. Step into the unknown—if you dare!—and discover: · Haunting history and super weird science! Meet ghosts from ancient mythology and find out what exactly ghost fungus is. · Scary ghost stories of all kinds! Meet the ghost of the renowned playwright William Shakespeare and craft your very own ghost story. · A globe-trotting tour of haunted spots! Travel all around the world, from the Catacombs of Paris to the Winchester Mystery House. Chilling with Ghosts is the second book in the Totally Factual Field Guide to the Supernatural series, a hilarious and haunting exploration of how myths and legends shape our lives. Get to know ghost lore with enchanting illustrations and hands-on activities, like brewing homemade ectoslime. It’s a spooky world out there—grab your guide, and let’s go! Look for Hanging with Vampires for another frightfully good read!

The Routledge Companion To Twenty First Century Literary Fiction

Author : Daniel O'Gorman
Genre : Literary Criticism
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN : 9781134743773
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The study of contemporary fiction is a fascinating yet challenging one. Contemporary fiction has immediate relevance to popular culture, the news, scholarly organizations, and education – where it is found on the syllabus in schools and universities – but it also offers challenges. What is ‘contemporary’? How do we track cultural shifts and changes? The Routledge Companion to Twenty-First Century Literary Fiction takes on this challenge, mapping key literary trends from the year 2000 onwards, as the landscape of our century continues to take shape around us. A significant and central intervention into contemporary literature, this Companion offers essential coverage of writers who have risen to prominence since then, such as Hari Kunzru, Jennifer Egan, David Mitchell, Jonathan Lethem, Ali Smith, A. L. Kennedy, Hilary Mantel, Marilynne Robinson, and Colson Whitehead. Thirty-eight essays by leading and emerging international scholars cover topics such as: • Identity, including race, sexuality, class, and religion in the twenty-first century; • The impact of technology, terrorism, activism, and the global economy on the modern world and modern literature; • The form and format of twenty-first century literary fiction, including analysis of established genres such as the pastoral, graphic novels, and comedic writing, and how these have been adapted in recent years. Accessible to experts, students, and general readers, The Routledge Companion to Twenty-First Century Literary Fiction provides a map of the critical issues central to the discipline, as well as uncovering new perspectives and new directions for the development of the field. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the past, present, and future of contemporary literature.

Ghosts Landscapes And Social Memory

Author : Martyn Hudson
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
ISBN : 9781315306667
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This book is a groundbreaking attempt to rethink the landscapes of the social world and historical practice by theorising ‘social haunting’: the ways in which the social forms, figures, phantasms and ghosts of the past become present to us time and time again. Examining the relationship between historical practices such as archaeology and archival work in order to think about how the social landscape is reinvented with reference to the ghosts of the past, the author explores the literary and historical status and accounts of the ghost, not for what they might tell us about these figures, but for their significance for our, constantly re-invented, re-vivified, re-ghosted social world. With chapters on haunted houses and castles, slave ghosts, the haunting airs of music, the prehistoric origin of spirits, Marxist spectres, Freudian revenants, and the ghosts in the machine, Ghosts, Landscapes and Social Memory adopts multi-disciplinary methods for understanding the past, the dead and social ghosts and the landscapes they appear in. A sociology of haunting that illustrates how social landscapes have their genesis and perpetuation in haunting and the past, this volume will appeal to sociologists and social theorists with interests in memory, haunting and culture.

Persecution Plague And Fire

Author : Ellen MacKay
Genre : Literary Criticism
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
ISBN : 9780226500218
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The theater of early modern England was a disastrous affair. The scant record of its performance demonstrates as much, for what we tend to remember today of the Shakespearean stage and its history are landmark moments of dissolution: the burning down of the Globe, the forced closure of playhouses during outbreaks of the plague, and the abolition of the theater by its Cromwellian opponents. Persecution, Plague, and Fire is a study of these catastrophes and the theory of performance they convey. Ellen MacKay argues that the various disasters that afflicted the English theater during its golden age were no accident but the promised end of a practice built on disappearance and erasure—a kind of fatal performance that left nothing behind but its self-effacing poetics. Bringing together dramatic theory, performance studies, and theatrical, religious, and cultural history, MacKay reveals the period’s radical take on the history and the future of the stage to show just how critical the relation was between early modern English theater and its public.

Ghosts Of The Southcoast

Author : Tim Weisberg
Genre : History
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
ISBN : 9781614230090
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What mournful histories and mysterious presences lurk on Massachusetts's SouthCoast? This eerie collection of tales by Spooky Southcoast radio host Tim Weisberg will send shivers down your spine with legends of Fearing Tavern in Wareham and its raucous ghouls, the Millicent Library's silent phantoms in Fairhaven and the strange happenings of the Quequechan Club in Fall River. Residents and tourists alike will be captivated by the story of infamously murderous Lizzie Borden and the paranormal activity that surrounds her home to this very day. From the ragged coast of Buzzard's Bay to the horrors of Fall River, join Weisberg as he journeys to the dark side of the SouthCoast.

Men At War What Fiction Tells Us About Conflict From The Iliad To Catch 22

Author : Christopher Coker
Genre : Literary Criticism
Publisher : Oxford University Press
ISBN : 9780190237998
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Since Achilles first stormed into our imagination, literature has introduced its readers to truly unforgettable martial characters. In Men at War, Christopher Coker discusses some of the most famous of these fictional creations and their impact on our understanding of war and masculinity. Grouped into five archetypes-warriors, heroes, villains, survivors and victims-these characters range across 3000 years of history, through epic poems, the modern novel and one of the twentieth century's most famous film scripts. Great authors like Homer and Tolstoy show us aspects of reality invisible except through a literary lens, while fictional characters such as Achilles and Falstaff, Robert Jordan and Jack Aubrey, are not just larger than life; they are life's largeness-and this is why we seek them out. Although the Greeks knew that the lovers, wives and mothers of soldiers are the chief victims of battle, for the combatants, war is a masculine pursuit. Each of Coker's chapters explores what fiction tells us about war's appeal to young men and the way it makes- and breaks-them. The existential appeal of war too is perhaps best conveyed in fictional accounts, and these too are scrutinized by the author.