Superstition and Ignis Fatuus

Superstition and Ignis Fatuus

These are two novellas about Hugo Barberra and his unique methods and subjects for investigation.

Author: R. D. Peters

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 144996561X

Category: True Crime

Page: 168

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These are two novellas about Hugo Barberra and his unique methods and subjects for investigation. In these segments Hugo focuses on the subjects of unexplained murders and unexplained disappearances. It makes for interesting tales. Unlike many writers seeking fans, Hugo does not blame unexplained missing persons on aliens or unexplained deaths on ghosts, but instead, finds logical reasons for deaths or people seemingly vanishing into thin air. In the first installment, "Superstition," it is the accumulation of bodies that causes Hugo to investigate Heddon House. In Ignis Fatuus, it is the lack of bodies that makes the author formulate a bizarre scientific reason bodies actually disappear from the realm of experience and evidence. While his answers cannot always be duplicated to be used in police investigation, they are sufficient enough to satisfy Hugo's own personal curiosity as a writer/television celebrity, who unravels myths and ancient mysteries for his millions of fans worldwide.
Categories: True Crime

Encyclop dia of Superstitions Folklore and the Occult Sciences of the World

Encyclop  dia of Superstitions  Folklore  and the Occult Sciences of the World

In Wales , a " will - o ' - the - wisp " is In Africa , the worst kind of an omen of death . jack - o ' - lantern is one who comes Portuguese sailors believed that out of graveyards , and , stunning to see an ignis fatuus prefigured ...

Author: Cora Linn Daniels

Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.

ISBN: 1410209156

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 668

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Originally published in 1903, this is an excellent source for an historical perspective on superstitions and folklore. Hundreds of entries are arranged alphabetically within broad subject categories. The original subtitle reads: "A comprehensive library of human belief and practice in the mysteries of life through more than six thousand years of experience and progress including the fundamental intuitions and instincts underlying the structure of civilization, theology, mythology, demonology, magic, witchcraft, esoteric philosophy, signs, omens, oracles, sorceries, auguries, divinations, prophecies, methods and means employed in revealing fortune and fate, systems and formulas for the use of psychical forces, hypnotism, clairvoyance, telepathy, spiritualism, character reading and character building with all the known powers and wonders of mind and soul, illustrated with numerous ancient and modern designs and thoroughly indexed."
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Encyclopedia of Superstitions

Encyclopedia of Superstitions

The correct designation is ignis fatuus, which means, simply, a foolish fire.” It is a flame-like phosphorescence, flitting over marshy ground, due to the spontaneous combustion of gases from decaying vegetable matter.

Author: Edwin Radford

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504055086

Category: Social Science

Page: 1248

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This classic and thoroughly delightful reference explores the origins of superstitions. You’ll discover the origins behind charms, spells, fairy lore and legend, folk remedies and customs of birth, marriage, and death. This collection will be a staple in your library for years and generations to come.
Categories: Social Science

The Metropolitan Magazine

The Metropolitan Magazine

On Superstitions connected with the History and Practice of Medicine and Surgery . ... Vague aspirations after the veritable have led men to follow every ignis fatuus that fitted across their path . Superstition is a true belief in a ...

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ISBN: NYPL:33433105613263

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The Metropolitan

The Metropolitan

On Superstitions connected with the History and Practice of Medicine and Surgery . ... Vague aspirations after the veritable have led men to follow every ignis fatuus that flitted across their path . Superstition is a true belief in a ...

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ISBN: OXFORD:555023670

Category: English literature

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Categories: English literature

The Perennial Calendar and Companion to the Almanack

The Perennial Calendar  and Companion to the Almanack

The Ignis Fatuus is said to have been observed to stand still as well as to move , and sometimes seemed fixed on the surface ... The following simile founded on the popular superstition of the Ignis Fatuus conducting its followers into ...

Author: Thomas Forster

Publisher:

ISBN: COLUMBIA:50170519

Category: Calendar

Page: 803

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Categories: Calendar

The perennial calendar and companion to the almanack revised and ed or rather written by T Forster

The perennial calendar  and companion to the almanack  revised and ed   or rather written  by T  Forster

The Ignis Fatuus is said to have been observed to stand still as well as to move , and sometimes seemed fixed on the surface ... The following simile founded on the popular superstition of the Ignis Fatuus conducting its followers into ...

Author: Thomas Ignatius M. Forster

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ISBN: OXFORD:600001668

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English Traditions and Foreign Customs

English Traditions and Foreign Customs

Superstitions , be their forms ever so varied , may generally be traced to have originated in some truth , which , at the ... I observed a very perfect ignis fatuus ( Will o ' the Wispa ) coining along the meadows toward the river .

Author: George Laurence Gomme

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:39000005790519

Category: Folklore

Page: 356

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Categories: Folklore