The sun setting , I bid my rafîk await me , and , dismounting , I lay down faintly in
the sand . He granted then that I should mount upon his thelül , but my heavy
bags must go upon my own nâga . — “ My loaded någa cannot bear a rider , but ...
Never mind , ” I said , “ I am a heretic , and the ghosts will seize me first , if they
are true orthodox ghosts . Then , Francisco , do you put spurs to your horse ' s
sides , and gallop away for your dear soul . I only hope , for your sake , the evil
The poor ghosts had small reward for all their courage and patience . ... He has
chosen this house in preference to the residence which the Pacha offered him ,
and it is pleasant to me to think how comfortable he will find himself in this kind ...
Soon the Consul left me to my enforced labor of skinning birds , and sought his
hammock in the inner room , whither I did not follow him till well past midnight ,
sitting up purposely to tempt the ghosts and note the noises of the night . They
Ghosts ! There are no ghosts here ! ' I took an engagement once ( pursued the
German courier ) with an English gentleman , elderly and a ... I ' ll go home and
put myself under the care of my old housekeeper , who understands my ways .
... me . I was very ill , and apprehensive of what the French call a coup de soleil . " Go , ' said I to the Rais , ' to Mahomet Gibberti ( who was lying just before us ) , tell
him that I am a Christian , and have no jurisdiction over ghosts in these seas .
A line of railway track, that must have fed big workshops in its time, led me
between big-roomed houses and offices ... and at last loafed back in the twilight
escorted by the small boy and an entire brigade of ghosts, not one of whom I had
Author: Rudyard Kipling
Reproduction of the original: Letters of Travel by Rudyard Kipling
A friend once wrote to me on a like occasion not to wear his out of its turn , but M .
laid no such restriction upon me . But this trifling gain did not indemnify me for the
loss of my friends . I had broken the only link that connected me with home ...
Author: Johann Wolfgang von GoethePublish On: 1842
... free activity ; instead of leaving them the poor inheritance of these our limited
and limiting privileges , to enjoy which we must ever be invoking the ghosts of our
forefathers . ... My sister bids me beg of you to go to her as soon as possible .
I soon grew so familiarised to the sight of spirits , that after the third or fourth time
they gave me no emotion at all ; or if I had any apprehensions left , my curiosity
prevailed over them . For his highness the governor ordered me to call up ...
But after he had given me , also , some of his papers , I saw that upon each was
printed a short prayer , and brief religious ... We passed by several battle - fields ,
so old , I believe , that even the ghosts and manes of the fallen heroes have ...
... enjoy which we must ever be invoking the ghosts of our forefathers . How much
happier were men and women in our rank of life , if ... My sister bids me beg of
you to go to her as soon as possible . Poor Mignon seems to be decaying more ...
Only on our side of the Rhine can such ghosts flourish, not in France. When I was travelling here, my ghosts accompanied me to the French frontier. There they
took a sad leave of me, for the sight of the tricolor scares away ghosts of every
In travel, bad spells can be broken. The trips I cherish most are the occasional
ones that went precisely as planned, allowing me to deepen my understanding of
people and places, exposing me to realities I never could have fathomed had I ...
Author: Susan Spano
Publisher: Roaring Forties Press
Category: Literary Collections
Susan Spano, America’s original Frugal Traveler, explores some of the most romantic, most exotic, and wildest corners of the world in this captivating collection of her best-loved pieces. French Ghosts, Russian Nights, and American Outlaws: Souvenirs of a Professional Vagabond takes the reader on magical trips, when everything conspired to make a place unforgettable, like a temple in Java at sunrise or an ice hotel in the Artic Circle at sunset. In some of the stories, Susan finds the kind of enlightenment that only travel can provide by following in the footsteps of luminaries such as Federico Fellini, Julia Child, and Chairman Mao. Other stories are about travel itself: how it became Susan’s passion and calling; how it fed her incurably restless spirit; how it inspired her philosophy of travel and life: Go forth and find meaning. Take a condemned cable car over the Yangtze River or a shared taxi over the Andes with a leaking gas tank and chain-smoking driver. Eat oysters and drink martinis wherever you can. And, as often as possible, come home with a tan.
What do I fear ! myself ! there ' s none else ty : Richard loves Richard ; that is , I
am I . Ghost . When I was mortal ... Think on the Tower , and me ; Despair , and
die ! ... Come , go with me : The Ghosts of the two young Princes rise . Under our
Author: Wenceslao Fernández-FlórezPublish On: 1951
You have been sentenced,” said he, “ to the department of ghosts.” Cesar said no
... Night after night you will travel along that road, with no relaxation except on
Christmas Day. ... The afflicted spirit spoke in protest: “ Allow me to go on foot.
Like one stricken blind , she is not with me . " reached her room . The little boy
was sobered . That a " And I thought he had forgottten , he great grief had come
upon his mother is so young , ” she said to herself , while he realized in his baby
Everything was vague , vague , and I kept remembering what someone had once
told me about LSD : awake , the ghosts of truth chase you , asleep , they devour
you . I sat transfixed for at least an hour and a half , searching the mirror for even
Let with the dead — she was a deeply - injured wom- knocks . the ghosts go -
justice remains . Let them dis- an , and ... Let even now we hardly ever meet
without his re There are persistent knocks close to me , " the ghosts go ! We will
He told me that spirits exist as pure energy . They travel as light in the form of an
infinitely long tube . After arrival they chose how to present themselves . They can
transform into the person they once were , as young or old as they wish .
Author: Robert Thomas Anderson
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
This ethnography, uniquely set in contemporary Iceland, takes an in-depth look at the way supernatural beliefs and practices (long an important subject of anthropology) thrive as an "unnamed, unpretentious, and quiet, nearly silent, spiritual movement that impacts most of the population either directly or indirectly in deeply personal ways." The author lived and worked in Reykjavik, where friends, acquaintances, students, colleagues and spirit mediums talked with him about their experiences of being in contact with spirits of the dead, including deceased loved ones and spirit doctors. Anderson's book is a primary example of signature anthropology methodology, i.e., ethnographic fieldwork or participant observation. He spent time with spirit mediums, joined in group sances, observed and recorded conversations between the living and the dead, arranged for spirit doctors to treat sick friends, and attended lectures at spiritist schools, and coffee klatches of the 'spirit society'.