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Ellis, Bill 1950-

Overview
Works: 16 works in 61 publications in 1 language and 3,138 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Diaries  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  History  Controversial literature  Archives 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BF1548, 914.2
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bill Ellis
Raising the devil : Satanism, new religions, and the media by Bill Ellis( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Ellis's investigation covers ouija boards, cattle mutilation, graveyard desecration, and "diabolical medicine"--The psychiatric community's version of exorcism. He offers a balanced view of contentious issues such as demonic possession, satanic ritual abuse, and the testimonies of confessing "ex-Satanists." A trained folklorist, Ellis seeks to navigate a middle road in this dialog, and his insights into informal religious traditions clarify how the image of Satanism both explained and created deviant behavior."--Jacket
Lucifer ascending : the occult in folklore and popular culture by Bill Ellis( Book )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The success of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series sparked a spirited backlash from America's Christian fundamentalists. Potter may be fiction, these commentators argued, but his occultist practices are dangerous and real - and tempting to impressionable young minds." "This controversy, says Bill Ellis, is only the most recent cases of organized religion's concern that the occult may be corrupting our youth. But Potter fans aren't sacrificing Christianity for the dark arts as some religious leaders fear. The attraction of witchcraft and magic among children is a tradition that is hundreds of years old - and not likely to disappear. In fact, the occult has always functioned to empower people in traditionally less powerful social strata: children, women, lower classes. At a time when most worshippers could not read the Bible or understand a church ceremony, paganism offered spiritual fulfillment. When women could not vote or train for a vocation, witchcraft gave them access to knowledge and medicine." "Witchcraft and magic are still very much a part of Anglo-American culture. In Lucifer Ascending, Ellis looks at modern practices that are universally defined as occult, such as carrying a rabbit's foot for good luck or using a Ouija board to contact the dead as well as more esoteric traditions such as the use of "black bibles." The function of this "vernacular occultism" in society, Ellis argues, is not based on an irrational belief in Satan, nor is witchcraft an underground religion that opposes Christianity. Lucifer Ascending examines the occult not as an alternative to religion but rather as a means for ordinary people to participate directly in the mythic realm."--Jacket
The global grapevine : why rumors of terrorism, immigration, and trade matter by Gary Alan Fine( Book )
20 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
""A flat world allows bad ideas to travel faster. Using illustrations ranging from the history of the vampire to modern rumors about terrorism, Gary Alan Fine and Bill Ellis explain what happens when cultures collide, and they make you a smarter citizen of an increasingly connected world. If you want to spot the next whopper that appears in your in-box (or springs from the mouth of a television commentator) this book is essential."--. Chip Heath, author of Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die" ""In this readable, insightful book, Fine and Ellis offer a tight analysis of loose talk. They show how seemingly unrelated rumors-9-11 conspiracy theories, warnings about dangerous imported goods, and stories about stolen body parts-reveal a common theme: many people's discomfort regarding their growing experience with and exposure to what strikes them as foreign. Other analysts may cheer that the world is shrinking and getting flatter, but the stories we tell one another suggest that globalization remains pretty scary for lots of folks."--Joel Best, author of Stat-Sporting: A Field Guide to Identifying Dubious Data" ""This is a brilliant piece of cultural criticism. Fine and Ellis rigorously scrutinize the rampant paranoid rumors of our time, explaining how and why these fantasies form, what they mean, and how we should deal with them. Everyone who listens to talk radio or uses the Internet should read this book."--Jan Harold Brunvand, author of Encyclopedia of Urban Legends"--Jacket
Aliens, ghosts, and cults : legends we live by Bill Ellis( Book )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The consular letters by Nathaniel Hawthorne( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The English notebooks by Nathaniel Hawthorne( Book )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The consular letters, 1853-1855 by Nathaniel Hawthorne( Book )
4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The consular letters, 1856-1857 by Nathaniel Hawthorne( Book )
4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The English notebooks. [ by Nathaniel Hawthorne( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The English notebooks. [ by Nathaniel Hawthorne( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The English notebooks, 1853-1860 by Nathaniel Hawthorne( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The consular letters, 1853-1857 by Nathaniel Hawthorne( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bill Ellis research collection on contemporary legends by Bill Ellis( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
There are books about Satanism, witchcraft, black magic, faith healing, and a variety of other occult phenomena including werewolves; books covering survivalism and conspiracies; booklets dealing with legendary phenomena such as Bigfoot or Sasquatch, and one concerned with schizophrenia and the spirit world that addresses the phenomenon of hearing voices from a spiritual perspective rather than a clinical one
Papers of the centenary edition of the works of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Nathaniel Hawthorne( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The collection consists of the working papers of the centenary edition of Hawthorne published by the Ohio State University Press. According to William Charvat in a document within the collection dated November 18, 1964, this centenary edition is "the first edition of a major American writer to be based on a full and rigorous use of modern textual principles ; the first for which all relevant texts are collated ... ; and the first to use the Hinman collating machine. This edition has set the standards for all other editions now in progress or planned for the future. The project was born in a conversation between William Charvat and Roy Harvey Pearce at Ohio State in 1960, when it was observed that the centenary of Hawthorne's death was to be 1964." Volume I, The Scarlet letter, was published in 1962. Volume XXIII, Miscellaneous prose and verse, was published in 1994
The centenary edition of the works of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Nathaniel Hawthorne( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Bill Ellis papers by Bill Ellis( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Collection contains printouts of emails and correspondence with Jan H. Brunvand
 
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