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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Review: The Weiser Book of Horror And The Occult

My review of "The Weiser Book of Horror and the Occult: Hidden Magic, Occult Truths, and the Stories That Started It All".



Horror Takes Its Time
Looking for a thoughtful fright? Or perhaps a frightful thought? Packed with stories selected by one of today's leading esoteric scholars, this book will do more than make your toes curl and your skin crawl. These tales reveal hidden truths, inspire forbidden pursuits, and divulge the secrets of magical initiation in the guise of fiction. Covering topics from rituals to hauntings to Satanism, this one-of-a-kind volume includes selections from:
  • Aleister Crowley
  • Ambrose Bierce
  • Arthur Machen
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • Robert W. Chambers
  • Ralph Adams Cram
  • H.P. Lovecraft
  • Dion Fortune
  • Sir Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
  • Bram Stoker
As DuQuette writes in his introduction, horror takes its time. It creeps in, seeps in, and lingers. These stories will take you hours to read, but they will stay with you, biting at your heels from the shadows, eternally. Don't say we didn't warn you...



Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Weiser Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”