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Ceived a copy of this book through a giveaway Weiser hosted on GoodReadscomWith my reading being halfway taken with literature textbooks this book fits in perfectly The set up is a short introduction of the author and then a key piece of literature by them in the horror genre with occult tones but not focused in one movement Realism Naturalism Gothic etc Going through the book made me wish of these stories had made into the Norton Anthologies of English and American Literature because they add so much depth the literary movements covered Not including the horror elements through all literary movements makes the subjects covered in classes very bland The only hint of horror is the study of the Gothic movement in a short section While this text doesn t go into the movements of the time they were written there are mentions of the periodsThis text is going on my literature study shelf Aside from the occult tones which is often overlooked when talking about spiritualism that inspired society the horror aspects are additions to what inspired authors outside of the mainstream Many studies in literary movements forget the darker aspects of human life and works In this collection you ll find a contemporary to Louisa May Alcott who wrote horror and was a lead female author often overlooked Included is also a story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle of Sherlock fame The first thing you should know about this anthology of short fiction written in the late 19th and early 20th centuries is that horror of that time period does not in any way resemble horror of the modern era Despite offerings from several like H P Lovecraft and Poe who are considered early masters of the genre I didn t find these stories particularly horrific In fact than once I reached the end of a story and wondered where the plot had disappeared to and what was supposed to be the big deal Much of the action revolves around people generally men in positions of privilege encountering things outside their experience While the very idea of such things existing might have been cause for chills during the Victorian era it falls flat today whe. NeSir Edward George BulwerLyttonBram StokerAs Duuette writes in his introduction horror takes its time It creeps in seeps in and lingers These stories will take you hours to read but they will stay with you biting at your heels from the shadows eternally Don't say we didn't warn yo.
Fantastic anthology Every story was good Definitely pick it up if you like supernatural horror I have to agree with the other reviewer in that the stories included here don t meet with modern reading expectations The old fashioned language and the expository stories telling than showing distanced me as a reader from the stories I found myself skimming a lot Also these now seem very tame and somewhat simplistic I did enjoy some of the stories So an interesting read from a writer s point of view where you want to see some of the foundations of the genre but not a haunting one I ve always admired and appreciated the esoteric works of Lon Milo Duuette and when i came across The Weiser Book of Horror and the Occult I knew that this collective book would be something special something keepsake I wasn t wrong Mr Duuette weaves you into each story with an introduction that grabs you with excitement The storytelling Ringmaster with his tent of surprises The stories included are special gems of classic horror literature and occult fiction from some of the most admired and respected writers within the field of both horror and esoteric subjects such as Dion Fortune Aleister Crowley Edgar Allan Poe Howard Phillips Lovecraft plus many Personally there aren t many people with the knowledge and expertise in both occult and literature to introduce a superb collection like this than the likes of Lon This is a collection of classic Gothic stories some of which I d read before and all by excellent authors so what s not to like I also actually enjoyed the intro by the editor where he talks about the day he first discovered horror in a book of Poe stories while a miserable 9 year old uprooted from California to Nebraska in the 1950s That day he not only discovered horror but started searching for his own writing voice which is pretty great I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway and was excited to read it The book contains several famous names Poe Lovecraft Stoker Doyle and a lot of other authors from the late 1800s and early 1900s My favorite story in the book was from Aleister Crow. Horror Takes Its TimeLooking for a thoughtful fright Or perhaps a frightful thought Packed with stories selected by one of today's leading esoteric scholars this book will do than make your toes curl and your skin crawl These tales reveal hidden truths inspire forbidden pursuits an.
Ley turn of the century with The Testament of Magdelan Blair in which the narrator takes us into the mind of a dying man and travels beyond the grave It was also great to read the early work by Lovecraft written as a teenager and A Dream of Red Hands by Bram Stoker Duuette chose a nice range of stories to include and introduced authors with a succinct biography It is clear that he has a passion for the genera and communicates that well As noted by several other reviewers I wouldn t really classify these works as horror in the modern sense of the word uite a few of the tales fall into the trope of scientists comes around to believing in the occult though keeping in mind that these are really the forerunners of this trope help The most that can be said about some of them is that they are eerie or oddnot particularly horror Further from the introductions of authors it seems that most if not all of them were evidently members of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn a 19th century magician s societyOn an unrelated note it would be nice if the Goodreads page for this book would include all of the authors as contributing author rather than simply listing Duuette I would like to be able to uickly click to the GR page of the individual authors some old tales that I have liked before and some that were new to me If you re looking for a good collection of horror stories as I was I wouldn t recommend this book There are a few good things about it it features some of the well known horror occult authors it covers a range of subjects ghosts psychics runes curses etc and it is a good introduction to early horror However I didn t find most of the stories particularly scary I expected some good horror stori This is a collection of the very best spooky stories with occult flavors Each story is a perfect gem chosen from the work of the selected masterful storyteller I loved every minute spent in this other world I m so sad now that it s done But I have a new list if authors and I ve launched my uest to seek them out and read of their workExcellent First off I have to mention by the rules that I re. D divulge the secrets of magical initiation in the guise of fiction Covering topics from rituals to hauntings to Satanism this oneofakind volume includes selections fromAleister CrowleyAmbrose BierceArthur MachenEdgar Allan PoeRobert W ChambersRalph Adams CramHP LovecraftDion Fortu.
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Lon Milo Duuette is an American singer song writer author lecturer and occultist best known as an author who applies humor in the field of Western HermeticismBorn in Long Beach California and raised in Columbus Nebraska he was an aspiring studio musician and recording artist in the 1970s releasing two singles and an album Charley D and Milo on the Epic Records labelHe married to his