Posts tagged
‘demons’

Weekend Compendium: 20 February 2016

Weekend Compendium: 20 February 2016 brings you the week’s posts: the Witch of Leadville, eye-lash history, the ghost of a living woman, a discontented and destructive daemon, as well as creepy crawlies in hair and jungle.

Conan Doyle and Demons: A 1922 Debate

The notion that ghosts are demons is not a new one. Here a noted spiritual leader, Wilbur Glenn Voliva and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, go head-to-head about the nature of ghosts, demons, and Spiritualism.

Bitten by a Demon? A Table-Tipping Tale

Bitten by a Demon? Table tipping was a popular parlor amusement in 1850s France. But what kind of savage, invisible creature did this innocent Spiritualist amusement conjure up?

Who Hears a Horton? Froissart’s Helpful Spirit

Who Hears a Horton? Froissart’s Helpful Spirit The classic story from Froissart about “Orton” or “Orthon,” a helpful spirit or demon who brought news from afar to the Lord de Corasse.