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An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural

Introduction | "R" Reading | Curse of the Pharaoh | End-of-the-World Prophecies

Index | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z

A

Abaris
Abdelazys
Abominable Snowman
abracadabra
Abraham the Jew
Abra-Melin
Abrams, Dr. Albert
Abraxas
actorius
acupressure
acupuncture
Adalbert
Adam
Adamantius
Adamski, George
adept
Adoni
Adversary, The
Aetherius Society
aetite
afreet
Age of Aquarius
AGLA
Agpaoa, Tony
Agrippa
Akashic records
Akkadian-Chaldean inscriptions
Aksakof, Alexandre
Albertus Magnus
Alchabitius
alchemy & alchemists
Alexander
alfridarya
Alpha Project
Althotas
American Society for Psychical Research
amulet
ancient astronauts
angel
Angels of Mons
animal magnetism
anima mundi
ankh
anthropomancy
Anthroposophy
Apollonius of Tyana
applied kinesiology
apport
aquilaeus
Aquinas, St. Thomas
Arcanum, The Great
archangel
ARE
Arigó, José
Armageddon
Arnold, Kenneth
Artephius
Arthur (King)
Artorius
ascended master
asiza
Asmodeus
asport
ASPR
Association for Research and Enlightenment
astral body
astral plane
astral projection
astrological sign
astrology
astronomy
athame
Atlantis
augury
aura
aureola
automatic writing
Avenger bombers
Azoth

B

Backster, Cleve
Bacon, Roger
Bacon, Sir Francis
Balinus
band writer
banshee
barau
Barbour, Nelson H.
bat
Beelzebub
Behemoth
Belial
Beloff, Dr. John
Bender, Hans
Bermuda Triangle
Bernadette Soubirous
Besant, Annie
bezoar
Bible
Bien Boa
Bigfoot
bilocation
bilocation
Bimini road
biorhythms
Bishop, Washington (Wellington) Irving
Black Art principle
black arts
black boxes
Blackburn and Smith
black magic
Black Mass
Blackmore, Dr. Susan J.
Blavatsky, Helena Petrovna
blindfold vision
Bluebeard
Blue Book
Bohemian
Book of Coming Forth by Day, The
Book of the Dead, The
Borley Rectory
British National Association of Spiritualists
Brown, Rosemary
broxa
bunyip
Burt, Sir Cyril
Bux, Kuda

C

cabala
Cagliostro, Conte Alessandro
cambion
Cambridge investigation
Cardan, Giordano
Carrière, Eva
cat
Cayce, Edgar
Cazotte, Jacques
cereology
chakra
channeling
charms
cheating
Cheiro
chela
chimera
chiromancy
chiropractic
Christian Science/Scientists
Christopher, Milbourne
Church of Christ, Scientist
clairaudience
clairvoyance
Clever Hans phenomenon
closed medium
cold reading
Collins, Doris
Columbus poltergeist
Committee for Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal
compass trick
Compendium Maleficarum
Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur
confidence man
conjureting
conjuring/conjuror
con man
control
Cook, Florence Eliza
corn circles
Cottingley fairies
coven
Crandon, Margery
credophilic
Creery sisters
Croiset, Gerard
Crookes, Sir William
crop circles
Crowley, Aleister
crucifix
cryptomnesia
crystal ball gazing
crystal power
CSICOP
curse of Princess Amen-Ra
curse of the Pharaoh

D

dactylomancy
daemon
Davenport brothers
Davis, Andrew Jackson
Dee, Dr. John
de Freitas, José Pedro
déjà vu
De la Warr, George
Delphi
demon
demonology
dermo-optical perception
deva
Devil
Devil's mark
Devils of Loudun
Devil's Triangle
de Wohl, Louis
Diabolus
Dianetics
Dingwall, Dr. Eric J.
Discovery of Witchcraft, The
divination
divining
Dixon, Jeane
djinn
doomsday
doppelgänger
dowsing
Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan
dragon bones
drawing down the Moon
dreams
Drown, Ruth
Druids
Dunninger, Joseph

E

ectenic force
ectoplasm
Eddy, Mary Morse Baker
Edwards, Michael
Egely, György
Eglinton, William
Eisenbud, Dr. Jule
elemental/elementary spirits
elements
Elixir of Life
e-meter
end of the world
Enochian
E-rays
Erdstrahlen
ESP
ESP cards
Eva C.
evil eye
exorcism
extrasensory perception
eyeless vision
Eysenck, Dr. Hans J.

F

fairies
fairy rings
faith healing
fakir
Falkenstein, Glenn
familiar
Faustus, Dr.
Faustus, Dr. Johannes
Fay, Anna Eva
Filipino psychic surgery
finger writer
fire-eating
fire walking
Flat Earth Society
Fliess, Wilhelm
Fludd, Robert
flying
flying saucer
Ford, Arthur
Fort, Charles Hoy
fortune-telling
Fox sisters
Freitas, José Pedro de
frequency

G

ganzfeld experiment
garlic
Geley, Dr. Gustav
Geller, Uri
gematria
genii
ghost
ghost photography
ghost portraits
ghoul
glossolalia
gnome
Gnostics
Golden Dawn
Golem
Grand Catholicon
Grandier, Father Urbain
graphology
Great Arcanum, The
Great Pyramid of Giza
grimoire
Guppy, Mrs. Samuel
Gurdjieff, George Ivanovitch
guru
Gypsy

H

hag stone
hag tracks
Hahnemann, Christian Friedrich Samuel
Halloween
hand of glory
Hanussen, Erik Jan
Hare Krishna
Hecate
Hellströmism
Hermes Trismegistus
Hermetic
Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn
hexagram
Holloway, Dr. Gilbert
Hollow Earth theory
Holy Inquisition
Home, Daniel Dunglas
homeopathy
homunculus
Honorton, Dr. Charles
Hopkins, Matthew
Hörbiger, Hans
horoscope
hot foil trick
hot reading
Houdini, Harry
Hoy, David
Hubbard, Lafayette Ronald
Hume, Daniel Dunglas
Hume, David
Hurkos, Peter
hypnotism/hypnosis

I

Iambilicus
Iannes & Iambres
I Ching
Icke, David
ideomotor effect
ideoplast
Illuminati
immortality
imp
incantation
incubus
Inquisition
intuition
iridology

J

Jambilicus
Januarius, Saint
Jardinier, Martinet
Jehovah's Witnesses
JFK University
Joan of Arc
Johnson, Dr. Martin

K

ka
kabala
kachina
Kardec, Allan
karma
karrezza
Keene, H. Lamar
Kelley, Edward
khat
ki
King, George
Kirlian photography
Kiyota, Masuaki
Knight, J. Z.
knots
Koestler, Arthur
Koreshan Unity
Krafft, Karl Ernst
Kreskin
Krippner, Dr. Stanley Curtis
Krishna
Krishnamurti, Jiddu
Kulagina, Nina
Kuleshova, Rosa A.
kundalini
kundalini yoga

L

Lady Wonder
Lapis Philosophicus
Leadbeater, Charles Webster
Lemegeton
Lemuria
Leonard, Mrs. Gladys Osborne
Lévi, Éliphas
levitation
Levy, Dr. Walter
ley lines
Lilith
Lindsay, Hal
Loch Ness Monster
Lodge, Sir Oliver Joseph
Loudun, Devils of
loup-garou
Lourdes
Lucifer
lycanthropy

M

Mackay, Dr. Charles
Macumba
magic
magic ashes
magic circle
magician, mage, magi
magic square
magic wand
magnetic hills
magus
Maharaj Ji
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Mahesh Yogi, Maharishi
malicious animal magnetism
Malleus Maleficarum
M.A.M.
mandala
mandrake
Manning, Matthew
mantra
map dowsing
Marduk
Margery
Marrs, Texe
materializations
Mather, Cotton
Mather, Increase
medicine man
medium
mentalist
meridians
Merlin
Mesmer, Dr. Franz Anton
meta-analysis
metoposcopy
micro-PK
Millerites
Mirabilis, Dr.
Mirandola, Count Giovanni Pico da
Mitchell, Edgar D.
moons of Mars
Moses, Rev. William Stainton
Mu
Murphy, Bridey
muscle reading

N

native healer
necromancy
Necronomicon
Nelson, Robert
Nessie
new age
Nichol, Agnes
norns
Nostradamus
N-rays
numerology
nymph

O

OBE
obeah
obsession
Occam's razor
occult
odic force
ointment
Olcott, Henry Steel
om
omens
one-ahead method
OOBE
open medium
Order of the Golden Dawn
orgone
osteomyology
Ouija board
Ouspensky, Peter Demianovich
out-of-body experience

P

Palladino, Eusapia
palmistry
Paracelsus
paranormal
Parapsychological Association
parapsychologist
parapsychology
parsimony
pendulum
pentacle/pentagram
perpetual motion
Petrie, Sir William Matthew Flinders
phantom leaf effect
philosopher's stone
philtre
phrenology
physiognomy
Piddington, Sydney and Lesley
Pike, Bishop James A.
Pio, Padre
Piper, Leonora E.
PK
placebo effect
planchette
police dowsers
police psychics
poltergeist
poppet
possession
potion
Poughkeepsie seer
Powder of Projection
Prabhupada, Swami
prayer
precognition
prediction
Premanand
premonition
Presidential Curse
Price, Harry
Prima Materia
Project Alpha
prophecy
prophet
Prophet, Elizabeth Clare
psi
psi gap
psychic
psychic criminology
psychic portraits
psychic surgery
psychography
psychokinesis
psychokinete
psychometry/psychometrist
psychotronics
Puharich, Dr. Andrija
pyramid inch
pyramid power
Pythagoras

Q

qabala
qi
qi gong
quack

R

radionics
Rampa, Tuesday Lobsang
Ramtha
rapping
Rasputin
reflexology
Reich, Wilhelm
reincarnation
relics
remote viewing
rhabdomancy
Rhine, Dr. Joseph Banks
Rhine, Dr. Louisa Ella
Richet, Dr. Charles
Roberts, Jane
Roll, William G.
Romany
Rosicrucians
royal touch
runes
Russell, Charles Taze

S

sabbat
Sai Baba
Saint Elmo's fire
Saint Germain, Claude Louis, Compte de
Saint Joseph of Copertino
Saint Malachy's prophecies
salamander
Salem witch trials
Samhain
Sasquatch
Satan
Satanism
scapulimancy
scarab
Schmeidler, Dr. Gertrude
Schneider, Rudi
Schrenck-Notzing, Dr. Albert Freiherr Von
science
Scientology
Scot, Michael
Scot, Reginald
scrying
séance
séance room
second sight
Secret Gospel
Semothees
Serios, Ted
Seth
shaman
Shaw, Steve
SHC
shiatsu
Shipton, Mother
Showers, Mary Rosina
Shroud of Turin
shut-eye medium
siddhis
sign, astrological
Silva Mind Control
Simon Magus
sitter
Skeptics Society
Slade, Dr. Henry
slate writing
Smith, Hélène
Smith, Joseph
Smyth, Charles Piazzi
Soal, Dr. Samuel George
Society for Psychical Research
sorcery
sortilege
Soubirous, Bernadette
Southcott, Joanna
speaking in tongues
speculum
spell
spirit
spirit bell
spirit guide
spiritism
spirit medium
spirit photography
spirit portraits
spiritualism
spiritualitis
spondylotherapy
spontaneous human combustion
spoon-bending
SPR
sprite
Steiner, Rudolf
stigmata
Stokes, Doris
Subuh, Pak Muhammad
succubus
Summerland
survival-after-death
Swedenborg, Emanuel
sylph
sympathetic magic

T

tabard
table tipping
taboo
talisman
talking plants
tantra
Tarot cards
Tart, Dr. Charles
tea leaf reading
telekinesis
telepathy
teleportation
Tenhaeff, Wilhelm
testing psychic claims
Tetragrammaton
thaumaturgy
Theosophy
thoughtography
Thouless, Robert Henry
thumb writer
trance
Transcendental Meditation
transvection
trial by ordeal
trigram
try-ons
Tut, curse of King
twenty-year curse

U

UFO
Umbanda
unicorn
Universal Alkahest

V

vampire
vibration
Von Däniken, Erich
voodoo
voodoo doll
vril

W

Waldorf schools
Walpurgis Nacht (night)
warlock
Warner, William
water-witching
weeping statues
Weishaupt, Adam
werewolf
Weyer, Johannes
White, Ellen G.
wicca
Willard, Frances
witch
witchcraft
witch doctor
witches' sabbat
witch of Endor
witch's garland
witch's mark

Y

Yeti
yin and yang
yoga/yogi

Z

Zancig, Julius & Agnes
Zener, Dr. Karl
zodiac
zombie


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