Author: C W Leadbeater
Publisher: Theosophical Publishing
ISBN/UPC (if available): 817059457X
This book is a collection of weird stories, mostly about ghosts, which is both fascinating and informative, because they represent either personal experiences of the author or what he had heard directly from authentic sources. Readers will find this collection pleasurable and very entertaining.
Leadbeater himself brings to attention in his Foreword that in other more serious books he has given scientific explanations for the apparently fantastic stories about ghosts and other occult phenomena.
From Author's Foreword:
The stories told in this book happen to be true. Of course I do not for a moment expect the ordinary reader to believe that, and I shall be perfectly satisfied I succeed in whiling away for him the tedium of a railway journey, or if I can add for him a touch of pleasure to a comfortable evening before the fire on a lazy afternoon on the river.
For the few whose interests in these subjects is not merely superficial, I may add that some of the events related are personal experiences of my own, and that the others are reproduced exactly as they were told to me by persons in whose veracity I have every confidence.
I have written other and more serious books in which such things as these are scientifically explained; in this volume my only desire is to help my readers to pass pleasantly a few hours of leisure time.
The Perfumes of Egypt
The forsaken Temple
The Major's Promise
A Test of Courage
An Astral Murder
A Triple Warning
The Concealed Confession
Jagannath: A Tale of hidden India
The Baron's Room
Saved by a ghost
Attacked by the Indian
At the Camp of the Martinez