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The Occult: The Ultimate Guide for Those Who Would Walk with the Gods
by Colin Wilson
Colin Wilson's great classic work is a comprehensive history of mystery and "magic". His genius lies in producing a skilful synthesis of the available material; clarifying without simplifying, seeing the occult in the light of reason and reason in the light of the mystical and paranormal. It is a journey of enlightenment – a...
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The Occult
by Colin Wilson
"The author of THE OUTSIDER has written a fascinating history of magic through the centuries." —The Washington Post "This most interesting, informative and thought-provoking book on the subject I have read..." —Arthur Calder-Marshall, The Sunday Telegraph Colin Wilson’s bestselling classic is an essential guide to the...
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Supernatural: Your Guide through The Unexplained, The Unearthly and The Unknown
by Colin Wilson
It's the hot genre of the decade so far, and now Colin Wilson lends his weight to the subject of the Supernatural, in this far-reaching encyclopedia of whole spectrum of supernatural phenomena from ghosts and poltergeists to reincarnation, and from precognition and 'psychic detection' to magic and demonic possession. In these pages we...
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Super Consiousness: The Quest for the Peak Experience
by Colin Wilson
Throughout history there have been references and examples in literature, art and philosophy of an increased awareness of life while under the influence of extreme emotions - these have become known as Peak Experiences. Soon after Colin Wilson became aware of this phenomena in the 1960s he wondered about its history and how its power...
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The Outsider
by Colin Wilson
The classic study of alienation, existentialism, and how great artists have portrayed characters who exist on the margins of society.   Published to immense acclaim in the mid-1950s, The Outsider helped to make popular the literary concept of existentialism. Authors like Sartre, Kafka, Hemingway, and Dostoyevsky, as well as artists like...
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The Serial Killers: A Study in the Psychology of Violence
by Colin Wilson
As the number of serial killers worldwide has risen steadily - from the emergence of Jack the Ripper in 1888 to Harold Shipman and Ivan Milat, the backpacker killer of the Australian outback - the need to understand mass murder is becoming more urgent. Using privileged access to the world's first National Centre for the Analysis of...
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Religion and The Rebel
by Colin Wilson
Religion and the Rebel, Colin Wilson’s second volume from his internationally acclaimed Outsider Cycle, is a casebook about and for rebels. With inspirational wisdom and engaging clarity, Wilson shows us that the purpose of religion, of our personal relationship with the sacred and the all-pervading mystery of existence, is to expand...
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A Criminal History of Mankind
by Colin Wilson
"A work of massive energy, compulsively readable, splendidly informative...it establishes Wilson in a European tradition of thought that includes H.G. Wells, Sartre and Shaw." —Time Out"A tremendous resource for crime buffs as well as a challenging exposition for some of the more subtle criminological thinking of our time....
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Mysteries: An Investigation Into the Occult, the Paranormal, and the Supernatural
by Colin Wilson
The powerful sequel to the bestselling THE OCCULT "A major work...An extraordinary tour de force, [this book] will materially help to bring both sides (science and paranormal studies) together in a way which could lead to real and important advances in our view of the universe..." —New Scientist MYSTERIES is the powerful and...
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The Philosopher's Stone
by Colin Wilson
'An important literary achievement.' - Library Journal 'Colin Wilson has a narrative style that can make the pursuit of any idea seem like exciting detective work.' - The Times 'Colin Wilson's best novel to date.' - The Spectator Howard Lester, a young scientist, becomes obsessed with the problem of death and begins a series of...
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The Mind Parasites
by Colin Wilson
Wilson has blended H.P. Lovecraft's dark vision with his own revolutionary philosophy and unique narrative powers to produce a stunning, high-tension story of vaulting imagination. A professor makes a horrifying discovery while excavating a sinister archaeological site. For over 200 years, mind parasites have been lurking in the deepest...
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Categories: All Science Fiction
Poltergeist: A Classic Study in Destructive Hauntings
by Colin Wilson
Crashing noises and disembodied voices, coming from nowhere and everywhere at once. Invisible tormentors slapping and pinching and pulling hair. Fires starting spontaneously, pools of water materializing out of thin air, pots and pans and knives and knick-knacks flying through the room. These are the hallmarks of the poltergeist...
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The Mammoth Encyclopedia of the Unsolved
by Colin Wilson
Now available in one tremendous volume is a compelling and remarkable history spanning over two thousand years of the greatest unsolved mysteries known to mankind, including: Atlantis ? the Bermuda Triangle ? Bigfoot ? crop circles ? crystal skulls ? the Holy Shroud of Turin ? the Hope Diamond and other cursed jewels ? the mystery of...
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New Pathways in Psychology: Maslow and the Post-Freudian Revolution
by Colin Wilson
Written with the "active and detailed cooperation of Abraham Maslow". Maslow and Wilson were friends and correspondents during the 1960s, and Maslow worked together with Wilson to create this excellent study of Maslovian Psychology. New Pathways first reviews the history of psychology, providing a much-needed context for understanding...
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The Atlantis Blueprint: Unlocking the Ancient Mysteries of a Long-Lost Civilization
by Colin Wilson
A spellbinding blend of history and science, scholarship and speculation, this landmark work presents startling new evidence that traces archaeology's most enduring mysteries back to the lost civilization of Atlantis....The Great Pyramid. Stonehenge. Machu Picchu. For centuries, these and other sacred sites have inspired wonder among...
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Written in Blood: A History of Forensic Detection
by Colin Wilson
"Colin Wilson has made himself the Philosopher-King of forensic speculation, the Diderot of the path labs." —Times Literary Supplement "Will enthrall connoisseurs of violent crime." —Glasgow Herald This massive and compelling account of forensic crime detection recounts the sometimes unbelievable details of extraordinary cases...
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Adrift in Soho
by Colin Wilson
Harry Preston says goodbye to the provinces and comes to London looking for life and adventure. It is the mid-50s and he soon finds himself in the impoverished and slightly seedy world of the emerging Beat Generation. As he progresses through the ranks of would-be artists and deluded romantics of Soho and Notting Hill, he begins to make...
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Beyond the Occult: Twenty Years' Research into the Paranormal
by Colin Wilson
Colin Wilson has explored the paranormal universe ever since he researched his first highly successful work, The Occult: "the most interesting, informative and thought-provoking book on the subject."* Now, 20 years later, he offers an even wider examination of the mystical and paranormal. And what he has produced is amazing—a...
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The God of the Labyrinth
by Colin Wilson
'He writes a clear, light prose, and he makes his interests, however bizarre, seem important.' - Punch 'One of the more earnest and interesting writers of his generation.' - The Guardian 'He has the kind of story-telling power which could charm the birds off the trees.' - The Journal (Newcastle upon Tyne) Gerard Sorme has been hired by a...
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Alien Dawn: An Investigation into the Contact Experience
by Colin Wilson
Alien Dawn is the most comprehensive bird's eye view of the subject ever undertaken, and the conclusions Wilson draws are of overwhelming significance to us all.Here Wilson describes what he found as he set out to piece together this vast, complex jigsaw puzzle, whose components include poltergeists, lake monsters, ancient folklore, time...
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Ritual in the Dark
by Colin Wilson
'What an unforgettable, really great evocation. Terrible and tragic insight ... An important book.' - Sunday Times'Not since Dickens has a British fiction writer dealt with murder in a book of such size and seriousness.' - Sunday Express'Brilliant ... Magnificent! Murder mystery raised to major art!' - Chicago Sun-Times'[A] powerful...
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Man Without a Shadow
by Colin Wilson
'One of the more earnest and interesting writers of his generation.' - The Guardian 'Mr Wilson's vitality comes through. He writes a clear, light prose, and he makes his interests, however bizarre, seem important.' - Punch 'Compelling.' - New Statesman Gerard Sorme thinks the key to a more meaningful life lies in an expansion of...
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An Essay on the 'New' Existentialism
by Colin Wilson
Inspired by an “instinctive dislike of Sartre’s pessimism, and of the kind of gloom being purveyed by Samuel Beckett, Graham Greene, William Golding et al”, Wilson’s essay forms a refreshingly lucid, succinct and optimistic philosophical statement and produces the framework for his own ‘new’ existentialism. Employing...
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Alien Dawn: A Classic Investigation into the Contact Experience
by Colin Wilson
In this classic book on UFOs, bestselling author Colin Wilson, a renowned authority on the paranormal, examines the evidence and develops a definitive theory of the alien contact phenomenon. Alien Dawn covers Wilson's investigation into documented evidence of strange and unexplained phenomena, including UFOs, poltergeists, ancient...
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Afterlife: An Investigation
by Colin Wilson
Is the near-death experience a defense mechanism of the brain or have people actually been on the threshold of another world? Colin Wilson assesses the evidence that includies mediumship, paranormal activity, spirit sightings, and spirit communications. Above all, he includes the striking case histories of people who claim to have "died...
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The Decline and Fall of Leftism
by Colin Wilson
In a rare essay on political science, Wilson argues that most talk of social revolution is not a logical response to a perception of social injustice, but a personal sense of injury masquerading as social criticism. In part one, he outlines his own disenchantment with Socialism and, in parts two and three, studies the life and work of...
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Manhunters: Criminal Profilers and Their Search for the World's Most Wanted Serial Killers
by Colin Wilson
Author Colin Wilson opens this illuminating psychological discussion with the development of the 1977 Behavioral Science Unit, which was set up in order to answer the many questions surrounding serial killers: How does someone become a serial killer? How do they choose their victims, and why do they not feel remorse? How are they...
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The World of Violence
by Colin Wilson
'One of the more earnest and interesting writers of his generation.' - The Guardian 'Readable to an almost hypnotic degree . . . absorbing and exciting.' - Sphere 'Some really good narrative . . . impressive.' - New Statesman As a child, the brilliant mathematical prodigy Hugh Greene's two major influences were his eccentric old...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
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