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Peter Kolosimo – Not Of This World

Posted by demonik on January 19, 2012

Peter Kolosimo – Not Of This World    ( Sphere, 1971, 1977: originally Sugar Editore, Milan, 1969)



Translated by A. D. Hills


The ‘astronauts’ of ancient Japan, Mexico and the Sahara … the mysterious Great Wall of Peru … the legends of Mu and Atlantis… the astronomical clock at Stonehenge … the extra-terrestrial giants described in the Popol Vuh, ancient bible of the Maya Indians.

NOT OF THIS WORLD is a revolutionary survey of the evidence that a highly advanced technological people from another solar system had contact with our planet in the prehistoric past. The author backs his argument with an impressive array of fact drawn from history, myth and archaeology, and a unique collection of drawings
and photographs.

‘Superbly written … a powerful introduction to an awesome subject’ – Newcastle Journal

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Donald McCormick – The Hellfire Club

Posted by demonik on June 19, 2011

Donald McCormick – The Hellfire Club [#26]  (Sphere, 1976)

donald mccormick the hellfire club sphere

Many myths have grown up around the activities of the Hell-Fire Club, deep in the caves at the heart of West Wycombe Hill. The mysterious rites, Satanic practices and masked orgies of some of the most elevated figures in the land – including the Prime Minister – captured the public imagination.
This book reveals the fascinating truth behind the legends of the infamous club.

The Hell-Fire Club is Volume 26 in the Dennis Wheatley Library of the Occult

grateful thanks to ‘nosferatu‘ for gifting me copies of The Hellfire Club, War In Heaven, Brood of the Witch Queen, Uncanny Tales #1, The Mighty Atom, Frankenstein and The Affair Of The Poisons. this board would be all the poorer for their omission.

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Julian Franklyn – Death By Enchantment

Posted by demonik on November 6, 2009

Julian Franklyn – Death By Enchantment [# 30] (Sphere, 1975: originally Hamish Hamilton, 1971)



An Examination of Ancient and Modern Witchcraft
Witchcraft has in recent years come back to the public consciousness with reports of graveyard desecrations, black magic rites and vandalism.
Julian Franklyn discusses such incidents as manifestations of the black art.
Touching on the infamous Salem witch trials, sorcery in Melanesia and the notorious Aleister Crowley, he reviews the whole subject in the light of modern theories of psychology, hypnotism and suggestibility.

Death by Enchantment is Volume 30 in the Dennis Wheatley Library of the Occult

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Philip Bonewits – Real Magic

Posted by demonik on August 18, 2009

Philip Bonewits – Real Magic [ #14]   (Sphere, 1974)


“I believe this book to be unique …. “

Philip Bonewits, who holds the world’s first university degree in Magic, reveals his scientific explanation of the nebulous patterns in occultism. He uses data from  many different arts and sciences to loosen the rigid boundaries of traditional thought and reports his results in plain language. And he challenges you to test his theories for yourself!

Real Magic is Volume 14 in the Dennis Wheatley Library of the Occult

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Marc Alexander – Haunted Houses You May Visit

Posted by demonik on June 15, 2009

Marc Alexander – Haunted Houses You May Visit: A Ghostly Guide To Britain’s Haunted Stately Homes (Sphere, 1982)



Spectral figures, screaming skulls, gliding monks and white ladies – phantom harbingers of doom, avengers of past misdeeds and innocent victims … the whole spectrum of supernatural phenomenon is contained within the precincts of Britain’s stately homes.

Sandford Orcas in Dorset with its fourteen ghosts, including the stinking man, the wicked priest and the screamer … Glamis Castle with its white lady and bloody history … the four Royal ghosts of Windsor …

HAUNTED HOUSES YOU MAY VISIT details the ghostly manifestations in historic houses open to the public – we can’t guarantee that you’ll see a ghost, but at least you’ll know where to look!

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