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by John Michael Greer

Monsters: An Investigator's Guide to Magical Beings epub ebook

Author: John Michael Greer
Category: Occult & Paranormal
Language: English
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications; First Printing edition (September 8, 2001)
Pages: 312 pages
ISBN: 0738700509
ISBN13: 978-0738700502
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 806
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Combining folklore, Western magical philosophy, and actual field experience, Monsters: An Investigator's Guide to. .In the following excerpt, author John Michael Greer explains that monsters have something valuable to teach us about ourselves and our world

Combining folklore, Western magical philosophy, and actual field experience, Monsters: An Investigator's Guide to Magical Beings is required reading for both active and armchair monster hunters. Between these covers you'll find a chilling collection of fiendish facts and folklore. In the following excerpt, author John Michael Greer explains that monsters have something valuable to teach us about ourselves and our world. A thousand years ago, vampires and shapeshifters, spirits of the ancestors and spirits that were never human at all, intelligent beings with subtle bodies or none, were as much a matter of everyday life then as electricity is now.

Combining folklore, Western magical philosophy, and actual field experience, Monsters: An Investigator's Guide to Magical .

Combining folklore, Western magical philosophy, and actual field experience, Monsters: An Investigator's Guide to Magical Beings is required reading for both active and armchair monster hunters.

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Monsters book John Michael Greer is an author of over thirty books and the blogger behind The Archdruid Report.

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Combining folklore, Western magical philosophy, and actual field experience, Monsters: An Investigator's Guide to Magical Beings . Join occult scholar John Michael Greer for a harrowing journey into the reality of the impossible

Combining folklore, Western magical philosophy, and actual field experience, Monsters: An Investigator's Guide to Magical Beings is required reading for both active and armchair monster hunters. Join occult scholar John Michael Greer for a harrowing journey into the reality of the impossible. Combining folklore, Western magical philosophy, and actual field experience, Monsters: An Investigator's Guide to Magical Beings is required reading for both active and armchair monster hunters. Between these covers you'll find a chilling collection of fiendish facts and folklore, including: Why true vampires are the least attractive-and most destructive-of all monsters.

Join ceremonial magician John Michael Greer as he takes readers on a harrowing journey into the reality of.

Join ceremonial magician John Michael Greer as he takes readers on a harrowing journey into the reality of the impossible. The author also provides techniques of magical self-defense for those times when monsters pose a threat to human health, safety, or sanity. 4 people like this topic.

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Monsters: An Investigator's Guide to Magical Beings (Llewellyn, 2001). The New Encyclopedia of the Occult (Llewellyn, 2003)

Monsters: An Investigator's Guide to Magical Beings (Llewellyn, 2001). The New Encyclopedia of the Occult (Llewellyn, 2003). Learning Ritual Magic: Fundamental Theory and Practice for the Solitary Apprentice, co-authored with Clare Vaughn and Earl King, Jr (Weiser, 2004). Greer defines monsters as "beings that cannot exist, according to currently accepted scientific theories about the way the universe works, but which are routinely encountered by credible witnesses and described in traditional folklore". The major portion of the book extracts the common threads from world-wide folklore and modern day sightings of vampires, ghosts, werewolves, creatures of faery, mermaids, dragons, spirits

Combining folklore, Western magical philosophy, and actual field experience, Monsters: An Investigator's Guide to Magical Beings is required reading for both active and armchair monster hunters. Monsters: An Investigator's Guide to Magical Beings. By John Michael Greer.

Of course that monster hiding under your bed when you were little didn't really exist. Vampires, werewolves, zombies, demons―they're simply figments of our imagination, right? After all, their existence has never been scientifically proven. But there is one giant problem with such an easy dismissal of these creepy creatures: people keep encountering them.

Join occult scholar John Michael Greer for a harrowing journey into the reality of the impossible. Combining folklore, Western magical philosophy, and actual field experience, Monsters: An Investigator's Guide to Magical Beings is required reading for both active and armchair monster hunters. Between these covers you'll find a chilling collection of fiendish facts and folklore, including:

Why true vampires are the least attractive―and most destructive―of all monsters The five different kinds of ghosts Magical origins of the werewolf legends How to survive a chimera encounter (Jersey Devil, chupacabra, Mothman) The hidden connections between faery lore and UFOs Where dragons are found today How to investigate a monster sighting Natural and ritual magic techniques for dealing with hostile monsters

This 10th anniversary edition of the quintessential guide to magical beings features a new preface, new chapters on chimeras and zombies, and updates on werewolves, dragons, and the fae.

Reviews (7)
Prinna
I have the original Monsters book and just reread it, then spotted the 10th Anniversary Revised and Expanded edition and had to have it! I recommend having both as the info in many chapters is different, they are both worth reading. Explorations into the unseen - or more correctly the seldom-seen! - world is handled with flair and competence. I do have some slight arguments with him - I'm not sure all UFO phenomena should be completely conflated with the world of Faery - but he offers solid and well-researched arguments. The section on becoming a monster-hunter is very thorough and readable. Highly recommended!

Skunk Black
I have to begin by saying that I’m a bit bias, I love Greer’s work and I find him to be a wonderful and intelligent author that rights with honesty and obviously knows his subject matter from personal practice.
Monsters, is a good primer and look over of many of the common, creatures and things which go bump in the night that a occult practioner may have the "ill" or "good" fortune (depending on your view) of coming across. He does it in a way which as always is backed by a long list of research he has done on each of the monsters, which is matched with a great bibliography in the back.
The biggest thing I liked about this book was his approach. He does not go hyper paranoid on us and tell the reader to lock himself in a protective circle and banish three times a day. As well as he doesn’t go the other way, especially when it comes to Fae, and get all Fluffy Bunny on us, he presents the Historical writings say, first hand and others experiences, along with Occult Theories and ways Of identifying and dealing with each category of creature.
At the end he also provides some good suggestions on how to go about investigating incidents, and dealing with them. As well as some great techniques for "handling" situations.
The only thing I would like to add is I would really love to see him right a second book to this, covering intermediate and advanced topics. One can hope!
In the end, this is a good and informative read, where you will definitely leave with greater knowledge and practices to boot!

Survivors
I've been interested in the subject of ghosts, fairies, vampires, and demons, etc. most of my life but I've found all other books on the topic to be very lacking in the theory behind the how's and why's of paranormal phenomena. I'm happy to finally find a book that gives plausible explanations for all sorts of supernatural beings.

Plausible at least from the perspective of the magically minded. Based on some of the other reviews, it seems like those that are...errr...uninitiated into the world beyond the material may not understand what Greer is discussing. However, if you have an open mind about the paranormal, I'd highly recommend this book. It goes far beyond merely describing the supernatural but actually attempts to explain it and gives good tips for how to protect yourself when the supposedly impossible happens.

Coiril

Purebinder
I have always liked John Michael Greer's writing, and this did not disappoint. If you watch ghost hunter shows, or watch any of those half crazed films in which "paranormal investigations" are happening, this book allows you to hold onto the romance of Hollywood while thinking of the supernatural in reasonable, rational, realistic, (and ultimately terrifyingly true) way.

Kerahuginn
I bought this book and do like it but it more of a college professors book that dig into the myth and lore that give raise to these legends. At the end of section there is a section on ID and protecting against the creature or being.

Cordabor
This book would probably be most enjoyed by teen children of pagan and/or esoterically inclined parents, who are properly informed and respectful enough to appropriately elaborate on the creatures, concepts, and practices this book refers to. The scope of the book is rather broad, but the book itself isn't terribly long, so it's more like introductory material that in-depth information - but it is enjoyable, easy reading, and I loved this book in my early teens (I purchased it here primarily out of nostalgia).

Paranormal is practically normal these days - at least on cable TV. However, the starring entities are generally portrayed with a strange materialism which is probably more rare in real occultism than ghost hunters on the screen lead one to believe. Greer takes the viewpoint of a practicing occultist with significant experience and long study of the secret tradition of "monsters." The common mechanism of most paranormal activity, in his view, appears to be the subtle energetic-etheric (prana, chi, ki, ect) field which underlies and organizes visible forms. It's a good reminder that we are partly breathing and moving within a living atmosphere that has it's own natural dwellers. We are usually unaware of each other, but sometimes...

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