Total listed books on supernatural topics: 101

Discussion in 'Fan Town' started by TwoBrokenMirrors, Apr 12, 2015.

  1. TwoBrokenMirrors

    TwoBrokenMirrors Succulent Vex Belly

    I just catalogued and sorted them all into a nice list. Which I have here. Which I have put under a spoiler because there's 101 of them.

    Angels

    A Dictionary of Angels, including the fallen angels. Gustav Davidson.

    Angels A to Z. James R. Lewis and Evelyn Dorothy Oliver.

    Angels: The mythology of angels and their everyday presence among us. Charlotte Montague.



    Ghosts

    The Guinness Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Spirits. Rosemary Ellen Guiley (p. much the one that started it all)

    Ghosts, Hauntings and the Supernatural World. Roy Harley Lewis.

    A Natural History of Ghosts: 500 Years of Hunting for Proof. Roger Clarke.

    The World’s Greatest Ghosts. Nigel Blundell and Roger Boar.

    Ghosts. Edited by Morven Eldritch.

    Phantoms of the Isles: Further tales from the Haunted Realm. Simon Marsden.

    The A-Z of British Ghosts: An illustrated guide to 236 haunted sites. Peter Underwood.

    Westcountry Hauntings. Peter Underwood.

    Ghosts of Devon. Peter Underwood.

    Cornwall’s Haunted Houses. Margaret Caine & Alan Gorton.

    Classic Cornish Ghost Stories. Compiled by Paul White.

    Haunted London. James Clark.

    Haunted London. Peter Underwood.

    Paranormal London. Neil Arnold.

    Haunted St Albans. Paul Adams.

    Paranormal Hertfordshire: True Ghost Stories. Damien O’Dell.

    Ghostly Bedfordshire… Reinvestigated – A Haunted History. Damien O’Dell.

    Haunted East Anglia. Joan Forman.

    Haunted Scotland. Roddy Martine.

    Haunted Hotels of the West. Bruce A. Raisch.

    True Ghost Stories from WWI and WWII.



    ‘Mysteries’

    Modern Mysteries of the World: Strange Events of the 20th Century. Janet and Colin Bord.

    Strangest Underground Places in Britain and the best worldwide. Strangest Books.

    Hertfordshire Tales of Mystery & Murder. Betty Puttick.



    Folklore/Superstition

    Legends of Cornwall. Sally Jones.

    West Country Folklore. Roy and Ursula Radford.

    British Folklore, Myths and Legends. Marc Alexander.

    The Penguin Guide to the Superstitions of Britain and Ireland. Steve Roud.

    Superstition and Folklore. Michael Williams.

    A Dictionary of Superstitions. Edited by Iona Opie and Moira Tatem.

    The Dictionary of Omens and Superstitions. Compiled by Philippa Waring.



    Mythology

    The New Book of Goddesses and Heroines. Patricia Monaghan.

    Dictionary of World Mythology: a wide-ranging guide to myths, legends, deities and spirits. Arthur Cotterell.

    The World’s Mythology in Colour. Veronica Ions.

    Mythology: The illustrated anthology of world myth and storytelling. Edited by C. Scott Littleton.

    Mythology: An illustrated encyclopaedia of the principle myths and religions of the world. Edited by Richard Cavendish.

    World Mythology: The Illustrated Guide. Edited by Roy Willis.

    The Concise Mythological Dictionary.

    The Encyclopedia of World Mythology: Norse, Classical, Celtic. Arthur Cotterell.

    Early Greek Myth Vols 1&2. Timothy Gantz.

    The Golden Age of Myth and Legend: the classical mythology of the ancient world. Thomas Bulfinch.

    Classical Mythology (3rd edition). Mark P.O. Morford, Robert J. Lenardon.

    Myths and Legends: China and Japan. Donald A. Mackenzie.

    Myths and Legends: Germany. Lewis Spence.

    Myths and Legends: Egypt. Lewis Spence.

    A Dictionary of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses. George Hart.

    Myths and Legends of the Celts. James MacKillop.

    Hawaiian Mythology. Martha Beckwith.

    British Myths and Legends (3 volumes: Marvels and Magic, History and Romance, Heroes and Saints).



    Mythological Creatures

    Symbolic and Mythological Animals. J.C. Cooper.

    The Element Encyclopedia of Magical Creatures. John & Caitlin Matthews.

    A Dictionary of Monsters and Mysterious Beasts. Carey Miller.

    The Monster Hunter’s Handbook: the ultimate guide to saving mankind from vampires, zombies, hellhounds, and other mythical beasts. Ibrahim S. Amin.

    The Resurrectionist: The Lost Work of Dr. Spencer Black. E.B. Hudspeth.

    Dragons: The Modern Infestation. Pamela Wharton Blanpied.

    Dragonology: the complete book of dragons.

    Dragonology Field Guide to Dragons. ‘Ernest Drake’.

    The Vampire Book: the Encyclopedia of the Undead. J. Gordon Melton.

    The Vampire Hunter’s Handbook. ‘Raphael Van Helsing’.

    The Fairy Book. John Halifax, Gentleman.

    The Ultimate Fairies Handbook. Susannah Marriott.


    Religious

    Martyrs and Mystics: The extraordinary world story of Britain’s spiritual heritage. Ed Glinert.

    Chant and Be Happy: The power of manta meditation. Based on the teachings of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.



    Historical

    An Introduction to Roman Religion. John Schneid.

    Religions of Rome Vol. 2: A sourcebook. Mary Beard, John North and Simon Price.

    Greek and Roman Necromancy. Daniel Ogden.

    Magic, Witchcraft and Ghosts in the Greek and Roman Worlds: a sourcebook (1st & 2nd eds). Daniel Ogden.



    Astrology/Fortune Telling

    The Prophecies of Nostradamus. Pamela Ball.

    The Secret Language of Birthdays: Personality Profiles for Each Day of the Year. Gary Goldschneider, Joost Elffers.

    The Book of Fate and Fortune: the Fortune Tellers & The Living Zodiac.

    The Book of Fortune Telling. Agnes M. Miall.

    The Complete Book of Fortune.

    Fortune Telling by Playing Cards: A new Guide to the ancient art of cartomancy. Nerys Dee.

    The Art of Astrology: A complete course in the working techniques of natal astrology. Shiela Geddes.

    The Tarot: How to use and interpret the cards. Brian Innes.

    2 decks of tarot cards



    Witchcraft/Magic

    The Magician’s Tables: A Complete Book of Correspondences. Alan Richardson.

    Cassell’s Dictionary of Witchcraft. David Pickering.

    The Encyclopedia of Witchcraft and Demonology. Rossell Hope Robbins.

    Spell Deck: 36 good spells for every day. Witch Bree.

    Encyclopaedia of Celtic Wisdom: a celtic shaman’s sourcebook. Caitlin & John Matthews.

    Wizardology: the book of the secrets of Merlin.



    Symbology/Dreams

    The Illustrated Signs and Symbols Sourcebook. Adele Nozedar.

    A Dictionary of Symbols. Tom Chetwynd.

    The Oak King, The Holly King and the Unicorn: the Myths and Symbolism of the Unicorn Tapestries. John Williamson.

    The Giant Book of Dreams.

    Dream Magic for Teenage Dreamers. Lori Reid.

    Instant Handwriting Interpreter. Ruth Gardner.



    General Reference

    Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable Fifteenth Edition.

    Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable 1993 Wordsworth Reference Edition.

    Brewer’s Concise Dictionary of Phrase and Fable.

    Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable Millennium Edition.

    Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable Centenary Edition.

    Encyclopaedia of Things that Never Were. Michael Page, Robert Ingpen.

    The Cat in Magic, Mythology and Religion. M. Oldfield Howey.

    Breverton’s Phantasmagoria: A Compendium of monsters, myths and legends. Peter Breverton.

    Chambers Dictionary of the Unexplained: A guide to the mysterious, the paranormal and the supernatural.



    Other

    Hans Christian Andersen The Complete Fairy Tales.

    Secret Societies: Gardiner’s Forbidden Knowledge, Revelations about the Freemasons, Templars, Illuminati, Nazis and the Serpent Cults. Philip Gardiner.

    The reason I have put this here is twofold:
    1) LOOK AT MY COLLECTION LOOK AT IT I AM SO HAPPY I COULD ROLL IN IT ALL I LOVE BOOKS LIKE THIS.
    2) I am willing to, uh, hire myself out I guess? If you think a book might have something useful for you in it, or are just interested in knowing if it's any good, or anything like that, I'm quite happy to look stuff up for you. No charge obviously, unless you're going to ask me to do some kind of massive research project, pf, which is hardly likely. Though on that note I am sort of looking for an excuse to do some kind of research project with all this, so if you can think of anything I should do you should totally tell me.

    Before you ask by the way, no I have not read all of these from cover to cover, it would take me YEARS and frankly I don't have the attention span. I'm sorry. I am a poor excuse for a book hoarder.
     
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  2. albedo

    albedo metasperg

    You're probably still doing better than me. They're just... just so shiny. And they're on clearance and they look neat and what if I never find them again.

    Ahem. Yes. And that's why I have an entire wall full of books.

    So, that book about secret societies - is it any good? Those can either be super interesting or annoyingly schlocky, and it's often hard to tell which.
     
  3. TwoBrokenMirrors

    TwoBrokenMirrors Succulent Vex Belly

    -snort- That's actually one of the ones I haven't read properly. I keep meaning to, as I keep meaning to do a lot of things...
    I'll pick it up next time I have the focus for reading and give you a preliminary opinion. xP
     
  4. Emma

    Emma Your resident resident

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with having an entire wall of books. I have loads of books and I plan on acquiring more once I have more money :P
     
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  5. albedo

    albedo metasperg

    Awesome. Thank you! :D

    I love my wall of books. I have custom-built wooden bookshelves built into a whole wall and they are my favorite thing. <3

    I just feel silly for continuing to get hilarious numbers of library books when I have so many at home I haven't read yet. :T
     
  6. Starcrossedsky

    Starcrossedsky Burn and Refine

    Dude, if I manage to actually get An Apartment in the next couple months, my only furniture will be one folding chair and boxes of books.
     
  7. albedo

    albedo metasperg

    I approve of this plan.
     
  8. jpronghorn

    jpronghorn Member

    Be warned. Books are like tribbles. They flirt behind your back and multiply. You start with some brick and board bookcases and before you know it, every bit of wall space is covered, every shelf double and triple stacked, piles on the floor, all chairs, the stove, the second bed.
     
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  9. albedo

    albedo metasperg

    @jpronghorn ... You say that as if it's a BAD thing. XD
     
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  10. Elaienar

    Elaienar "sorta spooky"

    But everyone loves tribbles!
     
  11. Wiwaxia

    Wiwaxia problematic taxon

    I dunno about that. I'm honestly astounded my grandparents' house hasn't collapsed under the sheer weight of three stories of floor-to-ceiling books.
     
  12. albedo

    albedo metasperg

    Pfft, fair. I was mostly joking, but yeah, it's definitely possible to have too many. I actually only keep books that I'm planning to reread or which I haven't read yet. That just, uh... happens to be a lot of books. :T

    Mom's a hoarder, I have Issues with clutter. But the books are so lovely and tempting.
     
  13. jpronghorn

    jpronghorn Member

    Back to the topic--nice collection!

    Some related books I liked:

    Robert Graves' The White Goddess is a trip and a half as a poet's exploration of pagan religion.

    Aldous Huxley's The Perennial Philosophy is interesting on mysticism.

    Colin Wilson's The Occult: A History (1971)covers a lot of ground. Very good concise biographies of major figures, and surveys of topics, plus a lot of dish on many, many scandals. Not a skeptic overall, though acknowledges there have been many charlatans over the years. (Plus, he wrote the novel that became the movie Lifeforce, one of the greatest so bad its good movies of all time.)
     
  14. TwoBrokenMirrors

    TwoBrokenMirrors Succulent Vex Belly

    Oooh, thank you! I'll look those up, definitely, much obliged!
     
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