Elusive and jelly-like, the 13 ghost stories in this volume conjoin two different worlds: ethereal and the real. It features female protagonists who speak of intersecting, universal women-experiences of love and rape, loneliness and betrayal, marginalization and dark dilemmas. These are the elements through which the haunting stories are told in a quintessentially Bengali idiom. The volume s stories are by writers spanning the entire twentieth century: Rabindranath Tagore, Pramatha Chaudhuri, Panchkori De, Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay, Mahasweta Devi and the like.
A colection of true ghost stories from the Hudson Valley region, by Ghost Investigator Linda Zimmermann. These are the revised and updated versions of those stories previously published in four separate books "Ghosts of Rockland County", "Haunted Hudson Valley", "More Haunted Hudson Valley" and "Haunted Hudson Valley 3."
Once again, well-known ghost story writer Docia Williams brings us an all-new book about recent ghost sightings and mysterious happenings in the Alamo City. A chilling book for those wanting a guide to places where spirits are known to rendezvous or for those who just like a good ghost story.
The Story of a Ghost on the Brazos River in Waco, Texas
Author: Barbara White
Category: Family & Relationships
This is the story of Anna and Thomas (Babe) White and their eight children, and their adventures of moving an old house to land they would soon learn was haunted. Was it really a ghost? Or simply their imaginations in an old house with its own personality? Was it a man who had perished by drowning in the nearby Brazos river? Did a Ouija board at a family gathering reveal the truth? You be the judge.
Here is a book about haunted houses written from the perspective of the ghosts themselves. In True Hauntings, psychic researcher Dr. Hazel M. Denning recounts the real-life case histories of earthbound spirits--both benevolent and malevolent--she has investigated.
Release on 2015-12-24 | by Alberto Ribas-Casasayas,Amanda L. Petersen
Ghostly Hauntings in Contemporary Transhispanic Narratives
Author: Alberto Ribas-Casasayas,Amanda L. Petersen
Pubpsher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Literary Criticism
Espectros is a compilation of original scholarly studies that presents the first volume-length exploration of the spectral in literature, film, and photography of Latin America, Spain, and the Latino diaspora. In recent decades, scholarship in deconstructionist "hauntology," trauma studies, affect in image theory, and a renewed interest in the Gothic genre, has given rise to a Spectral Studies approach to the study of narrative. Haunting, the spectral, and the effects of the unseen, carry a special weight in contemporary Latin American and Spanish cultures (referred to in the book as “Transhispanic cultures”), due to the ominous legacy of authoritarian governments and civil wars, as well as the imposition of the unseen yet tangible effects of global economics and neoliberal policies. Ribas and Petersen’s detailed introductory analysis grounds haunting as a theoretical tool for literary and cultural criticism in the Transhispanic world, with an emphasis on the contemporary period from the end of the Cold War to the present. The chapters in this volume explore haunting from a diversity of perspectives, in particular engaging haunting as a manifestation of trauma, absence, and mourning. The editors carefully distinguish the collective, cultural dimension of historical trauma from the individual, psychological experience of the aftermath of a violent history, always taking into account unresolved social justice issues. The volume also addresses the association of the spectral photographic image with the concept of haunting because of the photograph’s ability to reveal a presence that is traditionally absent or has been excluded from hegemonic representations of society. The volume concludes with a series of studies that address the unseen effects and progressive deterioration of the social fabric as a result of a globalized economy and neoliberal policies, from the modernization of the nation-state to present.
What does life ask of us, and how are we to answer that summons? Are we here just to propagate the species anew? Do any of us really believe that we are here to make money and then die? Does life matter, in the end, and if so, how, and in what fashion? What guiding intelligence weaves the threads of our individual biographies? What hauntings of the invisible world invigorate, animate, and direct the multiple narratives of daily life? In Hauntings, James Hollis considers how we are all governed by the presence of invisible forms-spirits, ghosts, ancestral and parental influences, inner voices, dreams, impulses, untold stories, complexes, synchronicities, and mysteries-which move through us, and through history. He offers a way to understand them psychologically, examining the persistence of the past in influencing our present, conscious lives and noting that engagement with mystery is what life asks of each of us. From such engagements, a deeper, more thoughtful, more considered life may come. James Hollis, PhD, is a co-founder of the C. G. Jung Institute of Philadelphia and Saybrook University's Jungian Studies program, director emeritus of the Jung Center of Houston, vice president emeritus of the Philemon Foundation, and an adjunct professor at Saybrook University and Pacifica Graduate Institute. He resides in Houston, Texas, where he conducts an analytic practice.
History and Hauntings of the Halloween Capital takes a look into why the small village of Anoka, MN, has been declared (by Congress and everything!) to be The Halloween Capital of the World. This fun look at the elements that make up this unique town, from the rivers along its borders and limestone underfoot to the historical locations and rich characters that helped put Anoka on the world mapto those characters who have seemed to stick around long after their timeHistory and Hauntings of the Halloween Capital mixes together the popular ghost stories of Anoka as well as answers to the question inhabitants are so frequently asked: "Why is Anoka the Halloween Capital?"