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The Secret History of Poltergeists and Haunted Houses: From Pagan Folklore to Modern Manifestations

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What poltergeist accounts through the ages reveal about our own worldviews

• Provides a wide array of case studies from ancient Greece and Rome to medieval Europe to the modern world

• Explores the relationship between poltergeists and troubled adolescence

• Looks beneath the Christian adulteration of pagan practices to reveal the hidden ancestra
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Paperback, 256 pages
Published April 26th 2012 by Inner Traditions
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Claudia Loureiro
An interesting, scholarly examination of the subject. The book doesn't come off as New Age gurgling, but rather a well-rounded foundation to understanding the subject of poltergeists. Very useful for anyone seeking information without the embellishment usually found in sensationalist writers seeking to cash in.
Michael Schmicker
I'm very familiar with U.S. poltergeist cases, especially the investigations of Dr. William Roll. This book primarily focuses on European cases. Suggests that poltergeist experiences are an international, trans-cultural phenomenon with many commonalities in reported cases/experiences.
Katiem
Ugh, this thing reads like a textbook...hideously dull!
Elentarri
Interesting and scholarly. :)
Dianna
Well researched and carefully footnoted, and yet very readable. The author does an excellent job demonstrating how it is that these stories's interpretations evolve over time.
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Docteur en études germaniques, docteur en lettres, est médiéviste. Il a occupé la chaire de Langues, Littératures et civilisations germaniques à l'université de Caen de 1981 à 1992 avant d'être appelé à la Sorbonne (Paris IV) pour occuper celle de Littérature et Civilisation allemande du Moyen Âge jusqu'en octobre 2007. Ses axes de recherches sont: Les êtres de la mythologie populaire, Les croyanc ...more
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