Darklore Volume 8: Now Available!

Good things come to those who wait, the old saying goes. And I've definitely made you wait for this one - it's almost a year overdue - but we finally made it: I'm happy to announce the eighth instalment of our anthology series covering hidden history, fringe science and general Forteana, Darklore Volume VIII, is now available for sale! You can pick up your copy from any number of online retailers through a simple search. But for simplicity's sake, here's the links to Amazon:

Darklore Volume 8

Here's a quick listing of what you'll find within:

  • Mike Jay dives into the strange history of 'sane hallucinations'
  • Martin Shough investigates the ball lightning enigma, and the way science has approached the mystery as compared to the UFO phenomenon
  • Joanne Conman discusses her revolutionary theory about ancient Egyptian astronomy
  • Daniel Bourke compares modern accounts of post-death consciousness with the descriptions of the world beyond found in the Tibetan Book of the Dead
  • Cat Vincent examines the rise of pop culture-based, hyper-real religions
  • Blair MacKenzie Blake revisits the strange history of the Shaver Mystery craze
  • Lucy Ryder explores the history of 'corpse roads' through archaeology and folklore
  • Ray Grasse asks the question: what does it mean when weird things happen?
  • Martin J. Clemens looks into reports of a 24,000-year-old pyramid in Indonesia
  • Robert M. Schoch explores the nature of death and consciousness
  • Alistair Coombs goes in search of the 'Cult of the Cosmic Bull'
  • Greg Taylor reports on the 'dying light' witnessed by some people at the passing of a loved one

Thanks for everyone's support of the Darklore series - it helps to fund this website, and also provides financial support for contributors so that they can continue researching and writing about the stranger side of life.

I'm sure y'all will enjoy this latest instalment in the series. For those of you who remain unconvinced, I'll publish some sample articles at the Darklore website (and here at TDG as well) in the coming week.

Enjoy!!

(Note: Leaving this up on the front page for a few days, regular daily updates can still be accessed via the 'river of news' page view.)

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jeffk's picture
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I would buy every volume in the series if you could find a way to release e-reader-friendly versions. As it is, I just don't have the shelf space. Surely someone can help you prep the files and find a solution.

emlong's picture
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Whoa! This one looks particularly juicy.

I just bought one.

jupiter.enteract's picture
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I understanding others' space constraints, rest assured (I give away old books regularly to make space for the new); but for those who are able to, I'd definitely recommend this in hard copy; the design of the book is as good as the content.

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jeffk wrote:

I would buy every volume in the series if you could find a way to release e-reader-friendly versions. As it is, I just don't have the shelf space. Surely someone can help you prep the files and find a solution.

Hi,

Thanks for the comment - I am actually working on an ebook version, but time pressures are making it a slow process. Appreciate your patience!

Kind regards,
Greg
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jeffk's picture
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That's great news, Greg!

emlong's picture
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I just read the first three entries in the volume and have been very impressed. The articles catch the scientific orthodoxy of the day with their pants down - proceeding with perfect, ruthless logic to expose what goes wrong in reasoning when it is captive to culture, and it warns both the debunkers and the true believers of their deficiencies in reasoning when the areas are still gray.
I may have to buy the hardback of this issue.