Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Remember The Exorcist?

The priest approaches the bed, a smile on his face. His words are kindly as he addresses the girl bound to the bed frame...

Leo Ruickbie, 'Talk of the Devil', Paranormal, 51, September 2010.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Witchcraft Out of the Shadows 2nd Edition

A second edition of Witchcraft Out of the Shadows is now in the works. First published in hardback in 2004, the last copies of the first edition of Witchcraft Out of the Shadows left the warehouse some months ago. There are now only four copies being sold through Amazon.co.uk. There are more Stateside with ten selling on Amazon.com. But be warned, prices are going through the roof. One seller is charging as much as $160.71 for a used copy. If you can get a copy cheaper, this could be a good investment for the future, as well as a good read.

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

History of the Devil

New two-part history of the Devil to be published in Paranormal magazine.

In the first of a two-part feature Leo Ruickbie reveals the history of the force of evil known in the Western tradition as variously Satan, Lucifer, the Enemy, the Adversary, and most commonly the Devil. In part one Leo reveals the Devil's origins and traces his evolution into the Middle Ages.

Paranormal asked me to delve into the dark history of the Devil. I'll be looking at possession, The Exorcist, and how the Devil started out as God's hard man (or angel). When did he get those horns? And who gave them to him? All and more will be revealed.

The first part is out September 2010. You can get an advance glimpse of some of the graphics for the article from editor Richard Holland.

Get a copy from the publishers here.