Major entries include Samhain, witches, skeletons, the Day of the Dead, the jack-o'-lantern, and trick-or-treating. Hundreds of entries cover Halloween history and mythology, fortune-telling lore, harvest legends, and 20th century additions to the holiday's rituals.
Ghosts: A Haunted History is a broad-ranging, clear-eyed survey of the ghost. Lisa Morton covers the early history of ghosts in folklore, literature and history as well as modern examples such as Ghost Hunters and The Conjuring.
What exactly is a ghost? Are poltergeists, wraiths and revenants technically ghosts? How does 'ghost' relate to 'soul'? And how many different kinds of ghost are there? Ghosts: A Supernatural History is a historical and global exploration of these mysterious apparitions.