Storied and Supernatural Places

Innumerable pilgrims have been drawn to holy places by miracle stories of saints and of miraculous cures to receive ... storied, turns from a passive surrounding into an active participant in creating the supernatural environment.

Author: Ülo Valk

Publisher: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura

ISBN: 9522229946

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

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This book addresses the narrative construction of places, the relationship between tradition communities and their environments, the supernatural dimensions of cultural landscapes and wilderness as they are manifested in European folklore and in early literary sources, such as the Old Norse sagas. The first section “Explorations in Place-Lore” discusses cursed and sacred places, churches, graveyards, haunted houses, cemeteries, grave mounds, hill forts, and other tradition dominants in the micro-geography of the Nordic and Baltic countries, both retrospectively and from synchronous perspectives. The supernaturalisation of places appears as a socially embedded set of practices that involves storytelling and ritual behaviour. Articles show, how places accumulate meanings as they are layered by stories and how this shared knowledge about environments can actualise in personal experiences. Articles in the second section “Regional Variation, Environment and Spatial Dimensions” address ecotypes, milieu-morphological adaptation in Nordic and Baltic-Finnic folklores, and the active role of tradition bearers in shaping beliefs about nature as well as attitudes towards the environment. The meaning of places and spatial distance as the marker of otherness and sacrality in Old Norse sagas is also discussed here. The third section of the book “Traditions and Histories Reconsidered” addresses major developments within the European social histories and mentalities. It scrutinizes the history of folkloristics, its geopolitical dimensions and its connection with nation building, as well as looking at constructions of the concepts Baltic, Nordic and Celtic. It also sheds light on the social base of folklore and examines vernacular views toward legendry and the supernatural.

Storied and Supernatural Places

This collection of articles addresses the narrative construction of places, landscapes and their supernatural dimensions, the relationship between tradition communities and their environments, and the spatial conditions for encounters with ...

Author: Ülo Valk

Publisher: BoD - Books on Demand

ISBN: 9522229172

Category: Fiction

Page: 286

View: 188

This collection of articles addresses the narrative construction of places, landscapes and their supernatural dimensions, the relationship between tradition communities and their environments, and the spatial conditions for encounters with the supernatural as they are manifested in European folklore and in early literary sources, such as the Old Norse sagas. Articles in the book discuss places cursed and sacred, churches, graveyards, haunted houses, cemeteries, grave mounds, hill forts, and other tradition dominants in the micro-geography of the Nordic, Baltic and Baltic-Finnic peoples. It emerges that places accumulate meanings as they are layered by stories and memories about personal experiences. In addition to the local dimension of place-lore, the book scrutinizes the history of folklore studies, its geopolitical dimensions and its connection with nation building. It also sheds light on the social base of folklore and examines vernacular views of legendry and the supernatural.

Haunted Places in the American South

Alan Brown gathered these stories from newspapers, magazines, museum directors, archaeologists, hotel managers, and many others who shared their disturbing experiences.

Author: Alan Brown

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 160473583X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 271

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Before Alan Brown wrote Haunted Places in the American South, only the locals knew what was lurking in these locations. Slamming doors, eerie lights, and Confederate soldiers' ghosts kept some folks too scared to talk with outsiders. Above Peavey Melody Music in Meridian, Mississippi, children may be heard giggling and running down an abandoned hallway that turns icy cold. At the Jameson Inn in Crestview, Florida, an apparition appears on surveillance tapes after filling the lobby with sweet-smelling cigar smoke. Seldom told and rarely--if ever--printed stories such as these join tales from haunted inns, mansions, forests, ravines, and prisons to create Haunted Places in the American South. The book collects ghost stories from fifty-five historically haunted sites in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Alan Brown gathered these stories from newspapers, magazines, museum directors, archaeologists, hotel managers, and many others who shared their disturbing experiences. Most of these stories have never appeared in book form, and some, such as the haunting of Peavey Melody Music, have never been published at all. Haunted Places in the American South differs from most other collections of southern ghost stories, for the featured sites include more than just haunted houses. Bridges, forts, governors' mansions, prisons, hotels, woods, theaters, cemeteries, and even a large rock are included as focal points for these tales. The book provides directions to the sites, notes, and a bibliography that will be useful to folklore scholars and to travelers seeking that cold and creepy brush with the supernatural. Alan Brown is a professor of English at the University of West Alabama. His books include Literary Levees of New Orleans, The Face in the Window and Other Alabama Ghostlore, and Shadows and Cypress: Southern Ghost Stories (University Press of Mississippi).

True Irish Ghost Stories

In True Irish Ghost Stories, he and Harry Neligan share the accounts they were sent from all corners of the Emerald Isle, tales of haunted houses and haunted places, of apparitions and harbingers, of the famous Banshee and other legendary ...

Author: St. John D. Seymour

Publisher: Factual Planet

ISBN: 9781939437556

Category:

Page: 172

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For centuries, Ireland has been a place of the uncanny, with tales and legends of magic and curses, ghosts and fantastical beings, each and every story told breathlessly and with an oath to its truth. When researcher St. John D. Seymour placed a series of ads in local Irish newspapers soliciting people¿s tales of their encounters with ghosts, he was doubtful of what results he might obtain.Within a month, he received enough ghostly narratives to fill a book¿and still more were on the way. In True Irish Ghost Stories, he and Harry Neligan share the accounts they were sent from all corners of the Emerald Isle, tales of haunted houses and haunted places, of apparitions and harbingers, of the famous Banshee and other legendary ghosts, and even a few cases that resulted in rational explanations for the apparently supernatural goings-on. But whatever the stories represent to the tellers or the listeners, one fact emerges clearly:The fantastic and the supernatural are as much a part of the present as they are the past in Ireland. The new Factual Planet edition of this seminal classic features memorable original photos of Ireland and an introduction by Patrick Dorsey, author of the bestselling true ghost stories collection Haunted Webster Groves.

Ghost Stories 25 Supernatural Tales By Real People Based On True Events In And Around The Far East

Ghostly Encounters True Ghost Stories and Hauntings Real Ghost Stories and Hauntings Ghost Stories Collection True ... Objects And Places: Supernatural Guide To Paranormal Happenings And Investigations Real Ghost Stories In The UK: True ...

Author: Granger T Barr

Publisher: Granger T Barr

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page:

View: 630

Ghost Stories: 25 Supernatural Tales By Real People Based On True Events In And Around The Far East Granger T Barr proudly presents the seventh book in his Ghostly Encounters Series. In his travels and stories from around the world, Granger has met and interviewed many people. He has found that ghost stories vary according to different cultures. Tales are from haunted hotel rooms in Asia to old railway stations, hospitals, scary bunk beds, zombies, ghouls caught on camera, cemeteries, terrifying public washrooms, and creepy apartment kitchens. There is sure to be something for you. The author documented true, real-life personal stories predominantly in the West, such as Great Britain, America, and other places in his previous six books. This book contains 25 tales of supernatural events from various locations in and around the Far East for your enjoyment. These stories are recorded as spoken in English by those telling the stories. Therefore, any broken English is grammatically correct in context and authentic. The stories are all from the Far East. Wanna to be creeped out? GET THIS BOOK NOW!

Real Ghost Stories and Hauntings

Ghostly Encounters True Ghost Stories and Hauntings Real Ghost Stories and Hauntings Ghost Stories Collection True ... Objects And Places: Supernatural Guide To Paranormal Happenings And Investigations Real Ghost Stories In The UK: True ...

Author: Granger T Barr

Publisher: Granger T Barr

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page:

View: 926

Real Ghost Stories and Hauntings Many of us think about ghosts and ghost stories happening anywhere, but particularly in and around houses, hospitals, churches, an old attic or an Inn, and many more places. Ghosts appear in all kinds of places and in different forms, and there could be reasons why they might appear. This short ghost storybook is part of a trilogy series, based on actual, real-life personal stories. We are never alone, so to speak. There is always some kind of presence around us all, whether good or bad. Sit back, relax, and enjoy these nineteen -short tales, with more true-life stories to come. READ THIS BOOK NOW.

Legendary Hawai i and the Politics of Place

Re-Cognition of Storied Places Today ''No place I have ever lived is so haunted by spirits, real or imagined, and in such a diverse array,'' Rick Carroll proclaims at the beginning of Chicken Skin: True Spooky Stories of Hawai'i (1996): ...

Author: Cristina Bacchilega

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812201175

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

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Hawaiian legends figure greatly in the image of tropical paradise that has come to represent Hawai'i in popular imagination. But what are we buying into when we read these stories as texts in English-language translations? Cristina Bacchilega poses this question in her examination of the way these stories have been adapted to produce a legendary Hawai'i primarily for non-Hawaiian readers or other audiences. With an understanding of tradition that foregrounds history and change, Bacchilega examines how, following the 1898 annexation of Hawai'i by the United States, the publication of Hawaiian legends in English delegitimized indigenous narratives and traditions and at the same time constructed them as representative of Hawaiian culture. Hawaiian mo'olelo were translated in popular and scholarly English-language publications to market a new cultural product: a space constructed primarily for Euro-Americans as something simultaneously exotic and primitive and beautiful and welcoming. To analyze this representation of Hawaiian traditions, place, and genre, Bacchilega focuses on translation across languages, cultures, and media; on photography, as the technology that contributed to the visual formation of a westernized image of Hawai'i; and on tourism as determining postannexation economic and ideological machinery. In a book with interdisciplinary appeal, Bacchilega demonstrates both how the myth of legendary Hawai'i emerged and how this vision can be unmade and reimagined.

HORROR CLASSICS Boxed Set 30 Occult Supernatural Novels and Stories

Dark Fantasy Collection, Including The Ghost Pirates, The Boats of the Glen Carrig, The House on the Borderland, The Night Land, Carnacki the Ghost Finder, Sargasso Sea Stories, Captain Gault Stories... William Hope Hodgson.

Author: William Hope Hodgson

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026879783

Category: Fiction

Page: 1254

View: 715

This great macabre collection includes the selected 4 horror & dark fantasy classics as well as 20+ chillers & ghost stories from the master of horror genre that is William Hope Hodgson. Novels: The Boats of the Glen Carrig The House on the Borderland The Ghost Pirates The Night Land Short Stories: Carnacki, the Ghost Finder The Gateway of the Monster The House Among the Laurels The Whistling Room The Horse of the Invisible The Searcher of the End House The Thing Invisible The Haunted Jarvee Sargasso Sea Stories From the Tideless Sea Part One From the Tideless Sea Part Two The Mystery of the Derelict The Thing in the Weeds The Finding of the Graiken Men of the Deep Waters On the Bridge The Sea Horses The Derilict My House Shall Be Called the House of Prayer The Captain of the Onion Boat The Voice in the Night Through the Vortex of a Cyclone The Shamraken Homeward-Bounder Captain Gault, Being the Exceedingly Private Log of a Sea-Captain The Case of the Curio Dealer The Red Herring The Drum of Saccharine Other Stories Jack Grey, Second Mate Demons of the Sea Out of the Storm A Tropical Horror The Stone Ship The Real Thing Eloi Eloi Lama Sabachthani (The Baumoff Explosive)

HORROR CLASSICS Boxed Set The Greatest Horror Novels Supernatural Stories of Bram Stoker

“Also, if there were such things, that this was the very place for them. I have tried to think over the matter since you pointed out the configuration of the ground. But it seems to me that there is a hiatus somewhere.

Author: Bram Stoker

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026864115

Category: Fiction

Page: 1404

View: 299

This grand collection contains dark gothic and occult novels and short stories from one of the masters of horror genre that is Bram Stoker: "Dracula" is the tale of Count Dracula's attempt to move from Transylvania to England so that he may find new blood and spread the undead curse, and of the battle between Dracula and a small group of men and women led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing. "The Jewel of Seven Stars" tells the tale of Malcolm Ross, a young barrister, pulled into an archaeologist's plot to revive Queen Tera, an ancient Egyptian mummy. "The Man" (The Gates of Life)" is a gothic tale of Stephen, young girl raised as tomboy, and her childhood friend Harold. As many of their close ones die in tragic accidents, through the deaths, Stephen and Harold grow closer. "The Lady of the Shroud" – Rupert Saint Leger inherits his uncle's estate on condition that he lives for a year in his uncle's castle in the Land of the Blue Mountains. One wet night, he is visited in the castle by a pale woman wearing a wet shroud, seeking warmth. He falls in love with her, despite thinking she is a vampire, and he visits the local church where he finds her in a glass-topped stone coffin in the crypt. "The Lair of the White Worm (The Garden of Evil)" – Adam Salton from Australia is contacted by his great-uncle Richard from England in order to establish a relationship. Adam travels to England and quickly finds himself at the centre of mysterious and inexplicable occurrences. "Dracula's Guest & Other Weird Stories" is a collection of nine macabre and gothic tales in which paintings come to life, rats run amok and many other twisted things occur: Dracula's Guest The Judge's House The Squaw The Secret of the Growing Gold A Gipsy Prophecy The Coming of Abel Behenna The Burial of the Rats A Dream of Red Hands Crooken Sands

Ghost Stories

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Author: Hannah Tidy

Publisher: Night Terror Publishing

ISBN: 9781950921157

Category:

Page: 190

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Have you ever experienced any of the following? Strang noises or knockings... Items moving on their own or doors slamming... Waking up at 3 a.m., with a feeling of being watched... If so, you're not alone, in your house that is... It is a well-known fact that Spirits become more active at night, due to a reduced electronic disturbance from appliances and other devices. For this reason, you're more likely to see a ghost when your house nice and quiet. In this book, Hannah J. Tidy Tells the real-life experiences of people who have faced some of the most puzzling and unexplainable, encounters with the supernatural. A completion of disturbing stories that will keep you up at night. Stories such as the real events that took place in a small town in England. During the 1980s, hikers and other wanderers were reporting bone-chilling sightings and direct encounters with odd little children who apparently stalk this small town, particularly the wooded areas surrounding the town. The children are always described in the same way, small girl in a pale dress with black eyes, or multiple children with black eyes. Encounters were also followed by different sounds, such as giggling, children asking for help, or outright screaming. Professional paranormal investigators have suggested that these sightings may be connected to a particularly dark chapter in the town's history a very disturbing history... So, if you love to be creepy true stories Get Your Copy of Ghost Stories Now Don't delay - Get your copy of Ghost Stories right away. Click the "BUY" button for instant download. Warning: Please be aware. Some of these stories maybe disturbing for some