The Supernatural

Explore the Myths and (Possible) Realities of the Paranormal

The Supernatural
A Brief Guide to the Supernatural by Dr Leo Ruickbie

What is the supernatural and why is it important? From Most Haunted to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, from Underworld to Twilight, from Doom to Resident Evil, our imagination is forever drawn to this dark world – and for good reasons. A Brief Guide to the Supernatural goes in search of the unearthly with unexpected results.

Combining history, psychology and parapsychology, Dr Leo Ruickbie explores the myths and possible realities of the paranormal – ghosts, the undead, angels, demons and UFOs – as well as the many ways people have tried to contact and record the impossible from magic to spiritualism to science.

You may find the results unsettling. Included are several experiments to try at home – be warned!

What others are saying about A Brief Guide to the Supernatural:

It is a pleasure to read such a well-researched and documented guide to the major fields of interest in the paranormal, covering how we have experienced different phenomena and entity contacts, and how we have attempted to understand and explain them. Dr Leo Ruickbie has created a work of tremendous value to readers and researchers alike. – Rosemary Ellen Guiley, author of The Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Spirits

From Borley to Baal, and everything in between, Dr Leo Ruickbie’s latest work is a ghoulish glossary of facts, figures and fictions. A Brief Guide to the Supernatural is the perfect introduction to the world of all things eerie, inexplicable and otherworldly, whether you seek spirits, demons or angelic audience, this book gives an entertaining and informative overview equally suited to the experienced or amateur spook spotter.– Jason Karl, paranormal investigator for Most Haunted

I had the good fortune to read one of Dr Leo Ruickbie’s books, A Brief Guide to the Supernatural. It was a really good and succinct piece of writing and I thoroughly enjoyed his take on magic. Honestly, after more then fifty years of studying the paranormal I thought I had a decent grasp of the subject, but as Leo clearly shows there is always more to learn. – Brian Allan, Editor, Paranormal Magazine

Incredibly well-researched. Ruickbie certainly knows his stuff. – Anthony Hogg, The Vampirologist blog.

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