Background photo by Jenny Butler
So thrilled to be able to publish my good friend, the very magical @spiral_eyed_grrl book of short stories available online throughout the world. Limerence for Lost Souls is Jenny Butler’s first published short story collection. In this anthology, there are some stories with themes of magic, myth, and mystery, others which are set in the dark underbelly of contemporary life, dealing with murder, addiction and spiritual crises.
Dr Jenny Butler is an academic and a creative writer from Dublin. Her academic research focuses on ethnographic inquiries into contemporary Paganism, Western esotericism and occultism, witchcraft and ritual magic practices, Goth and tattoo subcultures, as well as indigenous knowledge systems, cosmologies, and practices (mythology, folklore, customs). Her creative writing deals with a variety of themes and genres, including horror and "slice of life" fiction. You can find out more about her on her website www.drjennybutler.com
Adventures with GHOSTS! Two fascinating new books from The House of Pomegranates full of adventure, seances and ghosts! Link in Bio.
The Road to En-Dor
The incredible true story of two WWI POWs who used amateur magic to convince their captors that they were in touch with the spirit world. Captured during World War I, Lieutenant E. H. Jones, a Welsh officer in the Indian Army, and Lieutenant C. W. Hill, an Australian serving in the R.A.F., were prisoners of war at the Yozgad prison camp in Turkey. Duty-bound as officers to attempt to escape, Jones sensed that what had previously been the harmless fun of fooling around with a homemade Ouija board could be turned into something much more productive.
The Road to En-dor was scripted for film in 2008 by Neil Gaiman and Penn Jillette (of Penn and Teller). The film was never produced.
The Moberly–Jourdain incident (also the Ghosts of Petit Trianon or Versailles, French: les fantômes du Trianon / les fantômes de Versailles) is a claim of time travel and hauntings made by Charlotte Anne Moberly (1846–1937) and Eleanor Jourdain (1863–1924).
In 1911, Moberly and Jourdain published a book entitled An Adventure under the names of “Elizabeth Morison” and “Frances Lamont”. Their book describes a visit they made to the Petit Trianon, a small château in the grounds of the Palace of Versailles, where they claimed to have seen the gardens as they had been in the late eighteenth century, as well as ghosts, including Marie Antoinette and others. Their story caused a sensation and was subject to much ridicule.