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Supernatural
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Something mysterious is at work. For thousands of years, Earth has been haunted by ghosts, menaced by vampires, disturbed by malevolent spirits, and graced by mystical powers. The desire to engage with the supernatural world lures many visitors to haunted castles, UFO hotspots, and sacred sites. In truth, we want to experience spine-tingling moments, feel the mystery, or find evidence of other worlds. From the barren deserts of southern Peru to the lush valleys of central Europe, the supernatural forms part of the ancient myths and legends of every culture. The much-feared and popularized vampire is found not only in Romania, but also in other countries such as Scotland, Ghana, and the Philippines. Ghosts not only haunt ruined medieval European castles, but also lurk in American cemeteries, roam the Hex River Valley of South Africa, or inhabit deserted towns, battle sites, and islands. Legendary heroes are as numerous in Burma as they are in Greece, and mystical places can be as empowering as Ayers Rock in Australia or as baffling as Aramu Muru in southern Peru. Supernatural is a comprehensive guide to exploring the Earth's supernatural heritage and where to seek out a mystical, otherworldly, or spine-chilling experience. Each entry provides an evocative insight into the mystery and story surrounding the site, why it is so fascinating, and what it is like to visit. The restless ghost of Marie Antoinette at Versailles and the sinister legend of the Flying Dutchman are both intriguing and frightful, whereas the lost city of Mycenae in Greece and the ancient Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza are awe-inspiring with their spiritual treasures. Precisely researched, the lively text details who or what each mysterious place has inspired in popular culture. Supernatural, invisible forces are all around, and there are some places where a dark presence or mystery can be sensed immediately. Whether searching for a universal mystery or hunting out a ghost, Supernatural provides a wealth of fascinating, accessible places for courageous and curious readers to investigate and explore.
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After studying for an art degree at Middlesex University, SARAH BARTLETT went on to become a consultant astrologer, acquiring the Diploma in Psychological Astrology, an in-depth three- year professional training program that cross-fertilizes the fields of astrology, mythology, and humanistic and transpersonal psychology. Author of twenty psycho-spiritual nonfiction books, including the bestselling Mythology Bible and A Brief History of Angels and Demons, she has been astrologer for the London Evening Standard as well as several women's magazines such as Cosmopolitan and Spirit and Destiny. Sarah currently contributes as astrologer to the BBC Radio 2 program, Steve Wright in the Afternoon Show, and divides her time between London and the south of France, where she teaches and practices astrology and other occult arts.

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"This book details and illustrates over 250 mystical, otherworldly and frankly scary locations." Choice

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