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The Sorcery Club ~ Elliott O'Donnell (The Dennis Wheatley Library of the Occult ~ Volume 6 (Sphere, 1974))

Next up in The Dennis Wheatley Library of The Occult is volume six, The Sorcery Club by Elliott O’Donnell.

I’m sure that many of us have one or two O’Donnell books kicking about on our shelves, he was relatively prolific and his books were immensely popular in their day. 1,498 more words

Dennis Wheatley

Evil Guardian Angel

This one was channelled from Ino

I don’t know what to do with my English public schoolgirl friend. She never actually wore a tie at school, but I’ve decided that the Old School Tie is something that strangles those who try to survive without being streetwise. 298 more words

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Carnacki the Ghost-Finder ~ William Hope Hodgson (The Dennis Wheatley Library of the Occult ~ Volume 5 (Sphere, 1974))

And so we’re onto number five of the Dennis Wheatley Library of The Occult series, William Hope Hodgson’s Carnacki the Ghost-Finder.

If anyone had asked me, not that anyone ever has, if I liked the Carnacki tales I would most definitely have replied in the affirmative. 1,399 more words

Dennis Wheatley

Chaos Writing Versus ‘Secular’ Writing

Sometimes I think that when I decided to be a writer I should have looked for a literary agent; it would have stopped me making so many mistakes about how the writing world works. 396 more words

Chaos Magic

An overview of Cthulhu and H.P. Lovecraft

The works of Howard Phillips Lovecraft have had a large impact on the work of many horror writers and game enthusiasts for a long time. The number of stories he has written, whether with entire books or short novellas, has given rise to the Cthulhu Mythos; a universe where madness underlies every intricate surface, and although there are entities that could be considered gods, they are horrors so unimaginable that even to look at them would break the spirit of the best of men and reduce them to a state of irreversible insanity. 1,376 more words


Book review: The Devil's Banshee, by Donna Hosie

Hosie, Donna. The Devil’s Banshee. (The Devil’s series, #3) Holiday House, 2016. 288 pgs. Ages 13 and up. ISBN 978-0823436507. P8 Q8.

In the third book of this popular series, team DEVIL finds themselves on a search for The Devil’s wife, who left him “to go find herself.” If the team cannot locate her, they face  losing Elinor, whom Alfarin has loved for centuries during their time in Hell. 129 more words

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The Weiser Book of the Fantastic and Forgotten

by Judika Illes

Fantastic tales are frequently referred to as weird tales. Techni­cally, they fall into the literary genre of weird fiction. Academia has now further classified weird fiction as a subgenre of speculative fic­tion, defined as any literary fiction containing elements, characters, plots, or settings deriving from speculative sources, as in the human imagination, as opposed to being based on everyday life or “reality.” Science fiction, horror, and fantasy are all categorized under the speculative fiction umbrella. 960 more words

Weiser Books