DARK FOLKLORE Hardback
How did our ancestors use the concept of demons to explain sleep paralysis? Is that carving in the porch of your local church really what you think it is? And what’s that tapping noise on the roof of your car..?
The fields of folklore have never been more popular – the recent resurgence of interest in traditional beliefs and customs, coupled with morbid curiosities in folk horror, historic witchcraft cases and our superstitious past have led to an intersection of ideas which is driving people to seek out more information.
Tracey Norman (author of the acclaimed play WITCH) and Mark Norman (creator of The Folklore Podcast) lead you on an exploration of those more salubrious facets of our past, highlighting those aspects of our cultural beliefs and social history which are less ‘wicker basket’ and more ‘Wicker Man’.
Features chapters on Folk Ghosts, Dark Church Lore, Sleep Paralysis and the Old Hag, Urban Legends and Dark Tourism