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By Bob Curran

What lurks in the market within the fog?
What used to be that eerie sound in the dark?
What flitted by means of on the finish of the road, simply past the farthest highway lamp?
From earliest instances, stories of the stressed lifeless and their fellow tourists have terrified mankind. even if round a distant campfire or in the midst of a bustling urban, the unquiet spirits and attendant creatures that experience tormented humanity because the prehistoric darkness haven’t long gone away – they nonetheless have the ability to strike worry in our hearts.
Encyclopedia of the Undead strains these shadowy entities – vampires, werewolves, ghouls and monsters – that lurk simply outdoor the diversity of human imaginative and prescient and inhabit our so much scary stories. Drawing on quite a lot of ideals and literature, it strains those horrors from their earliest recorded inceptions and charts their effect upon the human psyche. during this ebook, background and terror combine to create the issues that lurk within the darkest corners of our minds.
You’ll locate specified descriptions of terrors from worldwide – from the mist-shrouded mountains of jap Europe to the sweltering jungles of the Caribbean islands, from the darkish, stone-lined tombs of the uncoffined lifeless underneath the distant New England hills to the darkish magics that lurk underneath the thriving, colourful floor of a urban like New Orleans. as well as the extra traditional creatures, Encyclopedia of the Undead additionally info a number of the extra vague issues that gnaw on the edges of men’s minds – Incubi and Succubi, the Mara, and the darkish legends that experience stimulated writers from Sheridan Le Fanu to H.P. Lovecraft.
This is a e-book for all those who find themselves drawn to the darker facet of the human brain – the aspect that examines or even embraces these ideals and imaginings that shape the root of our so much archetypical fears. this can be the ebook for these courageous adequate to plumb the depths of our worst nightmares!
Dr. Bob Curran lives and works within the North of eire, a spot that's haunted by way of fable, legend and folktales. through the years, he has studied the darkish and sinister, either in his personal land and in locations past. A psychologist and a historian, he has written and lectured commonly at the arcane and the mysterious. he's the writer of Vampires and Celtic Lore & Legend (both from New web page Books).

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Yet all the prophecies magic big and small 56 the Young man moves aside one divides into two and the earth quakes bursts when he bursts "that which is" "shines" 57 •~ r I I, I ~ I I VOICE world put back on its wheels if at night you have ringing dark surrounding not your voice : picking up: no one yet not your very breath but your call it was when I hang up you touch and the world is touched slips oiled this empty sign you give then 59 time exists you arewhich image or pain do you read have you read?

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If standing up the m going through the door the end of - that doesn't - precisely inclined by the still reclined m the ascent of - which opens 51 "More than they were" Ah retreat Ah verdant verse re verse And- "Sooner they will be" than with Thus sooner sooner until in: "Me"! 52 The division of the end of - the beginning of - and so we pass, because they pass our paths recross Inflated below: the confirmation What? IF- - and choosing to stretch out and wait in awaiting the outcome 53 "IF YOU" returns this time absent - up above towards the - (handkerchiefs, papers, loose particles) IF YOU "Kind of joy if he wants to be able to stand the idea" 54 SHINES AND LITTLE BY LITTLE BY THE POISON OF VENETIAN CANDOR "but the pain the pain very small prick" veins, the head acquisitions On the radio the voice smothers in the current of its own existence "I want to see you" - in the canal -of morning (nothing tragic) (this or you) (and so forth) "vision of hell vision of hell vision of hell" 55 breathing down the back of my neck in the mews AND LITTL E BY LITTLE TURNS HIS MADCAP EYE - it's the old fusion, the feelings hung upon the one - who stays away Why not simply stay alone?

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