Natural Causes of Lycanthropy by Sabine Baring-Gould
Magical Creatures, A Weiser Books Collection

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Varla Ventura, fan favorite on Huffington Post’s Weird News, frequent guest on Coast to Coast, and bestselling author of The Book of the Bizarre and Beyond Bizarre, introduces a new Weiser Books Collection of forgotten crypto-classics. Magical Creatures is a hair-raising herd of affordable digital editions, curated with Varla’s affectionate and unerring eye for the fantastic.

We are all werewolves. Or at least, according to supernatural expert Sabine Baring-Gould, we are all capable of becoming werewolves. Written in 1868, this selection from Baring-Gould's massive tome on werewolves will have you locking the doors and looking over your shoulder. Into the mirror.


About Sabine Baring-Gould

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Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924), a scholar, Reverend, and author, produced more than 1,240 publications during his lifetime! He is perhaps best known as a hymn writer (he wrote the hymns “Onward, Christian Soldiers” and “Now the Day is Over,” among many others), but he definitely considered his crowning achievement to be his collections of folk songs from the townspeople of Cornwall and Devon. His studies of folklore and folk music actually lead to the creation of The Book of Were-Wolves (1865), the book where “The Werewolf of the North” was originally published. The Book of Were-Wolves remains an important study of lycanthropy even today. Varla Ventura is the author of The Book of the Bizarre and Beyond Bizarre, and a lover of all things strange, freaky, and terrifying. She is the curator of the Weiser Magical Creatures and Paranormal Parlor series of e-books. Visit her at
Published February 10, 2012 by Weiser Books. 18 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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