A few words about ghosts

The following is excerpted from a book I am working on on the subject of hauntings, ritual magic, and how the marriage of these things can shed light on a haunting and even make it useful. Ghosts are defined differently throughout the world.  In a large part of the world, perhaps the larger part, they are rarely understood in the way we do in the Western world.  Here, we often hold that ghosts are particularly the spirits of deceased people or animals that somehow linger on in a place.  The idea that this is in fact a persisting soul, that…

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