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Writers and topics in Volume 9 of Darklore:
Mike Jay reviews the 'hidden
history' of the 19th century Club des Hachischins; Adam Gorightly looks at the amazing, controversial life of Kerry Thornley, co-creator of Discordianism and one-time JFK assassination suspect; Paul Devereux introduces us to the shamanic plants of the Americas; Robert Schoch takes us beyond the Hollywood version of the werewolf to better understand the origins of this archetypal monster; John Reppion uses a fictional work to illustrate the origins and practice of various magical traditions; Cat Vincent looks at the origin and practice of various modern magical traditions to show how many of them come from fictional works; Blair MacKenzie Blake surveys and reinterprets the infamous grimoires of centuries past; Greg Taylor finds that the history of research into meteorites offers a valuable lesson to science on the value of listening to eye-witness reports; and Alan Moore asks if magic is in any way relevant to the modern world, advocating a scorched earth approach and new beginnings.
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Writers and topics in Volume 8 of Darklore:
Mike Jay dives into the strange history of 'sane hallucinations'; Martin Shough investigates the ball lightning enigma, and the way science has approached the mystery as compared to the UFO phenomenon; Joanne Conman discusses her revolutionary theory about ancient Egyptian astronomy; Daniel Bourke compares modern accounts of post-death consciousness with the descriptions of the world beyond found in the Tibetan Book of the Dead; Cat Vincent examines the rise of pop culture-based, hyper-real religions; Blair MacKenzie Blake revisits the strange history of the Shaver Mystery craze; Lucy Ryder explores the history of 'corpse roads' through archaeology and folklore; Ray Grasse asks the question: what does it mean when weird things happen?; Martin J. Clemens looks into reports of a 24,000-year-old pyramid in Indonesia; Robert M. Schoch explores the nature of death and consciousness; Alistair Coombs goes in search of the 'Cult of the Cosmic Bull'; Greg Taylor reports on the 'dying light' witnessed by some people at the passing of a loved one.
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Writers and topics in Volume 7 of Darklore:
Ian 'Cat' Vincent concludes his two-part series on the modern-day monster mythos of 'The Slenderman; Blair MacKenzie Blake recounts stories of what he's seen (and how he and Tool drummer Danny Carery have been arrested, and possibly drugged) at Area 51; Mark Pesce explores language as magic, and magicians as the programmers of reality; Robert Schoch examines the history of the famous Elizabethan mage, Doctor John Dee; Mike Jay goes in search of psychedelic mushrooms in Alice in Wonderland; Richard Andrews examines the the ancient mythic theme of the hunting of the White Hart; J.M.R. Higgs tells of the influence of Discordianism on the British band The KLF; Jason Colavito throws a skeptical eye over the origin of the 'space gods'/'ancient aliens' mythology; Theo Paijmans offers a little esoteric Nazi history for your enjoyment; Paolo Sammut reviews the lifelong work of the noted occultist, Kenneth Grant; Ray Grasse reveals the significance of the interplay between science and the imagination; Greg Taylor tells the strange (and somewhat chilling) tale of the great Icelandic medium Indridi Indridason.
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Writers and topics in Volume 6 of Darklore:
Ian 'Cat' Vincent explores the modern-day monster mythos of 'The Slenderman; Mark Foster puts forward his hypothesis explaining the mystery of the 'Trial Passages' beside the Great Pyramid of Giza; Robert Schoch evaluates the chances of our Sun wiping out civilisation as we know it; Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince lift the veil on the esoteric foundations of The Royal Society; Neil Arnold goes in search of sewer monsters; Mitch Horowitz uncovers the true mystical history of the United States of America; Nigel Watson investigates an alleged case of alien contact; John Reppion sheds some light on Liverpool's forgotten megalithic history; Martin Shough looks into strange cases of 'double suns'; Blair MacKenzie Blake discusses the mystery man of 20th century alchemy, Fulcanelli; Greg Taylor points out the astronomical archetype behind depictions of gods and kings in ancient cultures; Jack Hunter heads to the dark side of anthropology and finds the weirdness that doesn't often get talked about in academic circles.
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Writers and topics in Volume 5 of Darklore:
Dr David Luke explores the strange territory of the DMT trip and the beings that one encounters there; Mike Jay looks back at the forward thinking of science fiction giant H.G. Wells; Richard J. Andrews decodes a crop circle and ponders what it all means; Philip Coppens attempts to unearth the secrets of the Angelic Society; Martin Shough reclaims 'flying saucers' from the debunkers in his investigation into the true history behind Kenneth Arnold's famous 'UFO case that started it all; Nick Redfern goes in search of mammoths in the modern world; Blair MacKenzie Blake digs into the occult influences of The Sirius Mystery; Sphinx researcher Robert Schoch wonders whether the moai of Easter Island were moved with the mind; Neil Arnold uncovers the lost history of the 'Mill Race Monster'; Erik Davis investigates the magickal realism of H.P. Lovecraft and the Cthulhu mythos; Greg Taylor tells how Martin Gardner bamboozled the skeptics in the case of history's greatest spirit medium; Theo Paijmans takes you through the fairies' portal; Nigel Watson brings the cloudships of Magonia back to earth.
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Writers and topics in Volume 4 of Darklore:
Filip Coppens takes us on a tour of the jaw-dropping Gobekli Tepe, a megalithic site in Turkey which is more than 10,000 years old; Robert Bauval puts forward a ground-breaking theory about the sacred landscape upon which the monuments of Ancient Egypt were constructed; Nigel Watson compares the 'scareship' sightings of World War I with the modern UFO and Men in Black phenomena; Robert Schoch and Oana Ghiocel ponder whether psychic warfare was used to spark an East European revolution; Theo Paijmans looks back on the first instances of the legendary 'Spring-Heeled Jack' in America and investigates the 'Newhallville Terror'; Greg Taylor surveys the myths and legends which may have inspired the construction of the 'American Stonehenge', the enigmatic Georgia Guidestones; The Emperor looks at the confluence of occultists and sci-fi writers which may have given birth to the modern UFO phenomenon; Greg McQueen brushes the hype away from the 'Abydos Glyphs' which allegedly show helicopters and jets in Ancient Egypt; John Higgs offers a new, speculative theory on the rock art found at megalithic sites; Richard Freeman goes in search of Japanese monsters, the Yokai; Blair MacKenzie Blake puts forward a new, dark interpretation of the Rennes-le-Chateau mystery; Michael Tymn tells the strange afterlife tale of the 'Watseka Wonder' ; Neil Arnold traces the lineage of the blood-sucking monsters from around the world; Nick Redfern uncovers some formerly classifed documents which show the U.S. government's interest in the psi abilities of animals; John Reppion tells the strange underground tale of the 'Mole of Edge Hill'.
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Writers and topics in Volume 3 of Darklore:
Nick Redfern has some groundbreaking revelations about the Roswell mystery, which suggest that what happened in New Mexico was completely human, and rather nasty to boot; Robert Bauval investigates the missing sarcophagus of the Egyptian pharaoh Menkaure; Mike Jay takes a look at how the world's most famous fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes, had quite a raging cocaine habit; Robert Schoch finds a sacred Egyptian locale which may have provided the setting for the Biblical tale of Moses upon the mountain; Theo Paijmans examines the occult roots of Nazi technology; Greg Taylor goes in search of near-death experiences, before they were known to the general public; The Emperor looks at what may be the greatest sci-fi tale ever told: The Philadelphia Experiment; Adam Gorightly digs deep into sordid tales of sex, drugs and UFOs; Greg Bishop profiles the 'Magus of Delaware', Mario Pazzaglini; Geoff Falla finds interesting connections between earthquakes and meteor reports; Blair MacKenzie Blake opens his rare-book collection to give us all a glimpse into the strange circumstances surrounding the legendary 'Varo Edition' of UFO investigator M.K. Jessup's book The Case for the UFO; Philip Coppens traces the forgotten (or is that hidden?!) traditions surrounding the star Canopus; Michael Tymn tells a tale of archaeology from beyond the grave; Neil Arnold goes in search of Dutch monsters in his article "Neverland in the Netherlands".
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Writers and topics in Volume 2 of Darklore:
Professor Stephen Braude on the fear of psi; Nick Redfern writes about the 'other' mysteries of Loch Ness; Greg Taylor looks at the influence of the occult on modern rock music; Mac Tonnies asks whether UFOs are vanguards of a post-biological intelligence; Blair Blake considers how DMT may play an intrinsic role in magick; Michael Prescott discusses the mysterious afterlife case of the R-101 airship crash; Mike Jay looks into the origins of the Illuminati lore; Jon Downes recounts the strange history of Japanese soldiers who fought on for decades after World War II ended; Paul Devereux explains how psychedelics played an important role in European witchcraft; Regan Lee writes about Mothman and other sychronicities; Filip Coppens tells the true story of the discovery of the Mitchell-Hedges crystal skull; Michael Tymn presents a doctor's near-death experience from more than a century ago; Emperor reports on the strange fogs and mists which are commonly found in reports of paranormal experiences; Neil Arnold surveys the chilling case of the Bennington Triangle; Theo Paijmans hunts down UFO reports in newspapers of the 19th century.
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Writers and topics in Volume 1 of Darklore:
Robert Schoch on his Sphinx research; Nick Redfern writes about the Flying Triangle phenomenon; Greg Taylor presents some original research on the 'sounds of altered states of consciousness'; Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince with some new Templar revelations; Daniel Pinchbeck writes about the McKenna brothers and the 'psychedelic apocalypse'; Blair Blake reports on Roswell and its links with an obscure fiction title, The Flying Saucer; Michael Prescott discusses the dangers of the paranormal; Mike Jay looks into the link between ancient Peruvian culture and the use of psychedelics; Loren Coleman dispels one of the major Bigfoot myths; Michael Grosso investigates strange things happening at the time of death; Adam Gorightly asks if the UFO contactees were ritual magicians; Paul Devereux explains 'eye spirits'; Mitch Horowitz writes about Ouija; Filip Coppens on the occult aspects of the Hellfire Society; Michael Tymn presents the case of the multilingual medium; Emperor reports on the unbelievable strangeness of Bigfoot; John Higgs surveys the parallel lives of Timothy Leary and Aleister Crowley; Susan Martinez asks if great authors were inspired from beyond.