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The Element Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Hauntings: The Ultimate A-Z of Spirits, Mysteries and the Paranormal

The Element Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Hauntings: The Ultimate A-Z of Spirits, Mysteries and the Paranormal

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By (author) Theresa Cheung

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  • Publisher: Harper Element
  • Format: Paperback | 576 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 210mm x 29mm | 617g
  • Publication date: 30 April 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0007299060
  • ISBN 13: 9780007299065
  • Sales rank: 151,543

Product description

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 ideas. Featuring hundreds of A to Z entries, The Element Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Hauntings is a fascinating compendium of worldwide paranormal activity, with explanations of strange phenomena from both folklore and modern scientific research. Featuring factual information on mediums and near-death experiences, ghosts, levitation, telepathy, astral travel, precognition, evidence for the afterlife, spirit guides, haunted sites, famous historical figures, documented experiments, and much more. Learn about the chilling story of Alcatraz prison and why Native Americans believed evil spirits resided there. Get the real story behind 50 Berkley Square, London's most haunted house in the 19th century. Find out if anyone truly has ESP, how to identify ectoplasm, and why you shouldn't be frightened if you see a 'knocker.' A complete reference of paranormal myth and folklore-and the myths and legends surrounding ghosts and spirits in different cultures throughout the world, from famous ghost stories to various beliefs and superstitions that have taken root in different countries.

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Theresa Cheung was born into a family of psychics and astrologers. She gave her first public psychic reading at the age of 14 and has been involved in the serious study of the psychic world ever since. In addition to being a tarot reader, she has lectured and organised workshops on numerology, tarot, dreams and other aspects of the psychic world. Theresa has contributed to women's magazines such as Red, She and Here's Health as well as MBS magazines such as Fate and Fortune. She is the author of over 25 health, popular psychology and new age books including, Amazing You: Dreams (Hodder) and Teen Psychics (Adams Media).