The First Annual Occult Detective Awards goes out with a bang…

Over the past two days the Occult Detective Awards have addressed the realms of dark fantasy. It is now time to pull back the veil and take a look at those, like myself, who believe that there are more things in heaven and earth than meets the eye…

Best Occult Release

The Secret Science of Masonic Initiation by Robert Lomas

Published by Weiser Books, Robert Lomas captures the poetic spirit and sublime intricacies of initiation in this marvelous work. You can read my review HERE.

Best Biography

Perdurabo, Revised & Expanded Edition: The Life of Aleister Crowley by Richard Kaczynski, PhD

Published by North Atlantic Books, this is the definitive biography on the life and work of the Great Beast, Aleister Crowley. Make no mistake, this book is impossibly thorough, brilliantly detailing the journey of the man who is unquestionably the most influential occultist of the modern age.

Best Paranormal Release

The Weiser Field Guide to Ghosts: Apparitions, Spirits, Spectral Lights and Other Hauntings of History and Legend by Raymond Buckland

Gods Bless, Ray Buckland! In this Weiser Books publication you are treated to a wealth of stories and information concerning the paranormal sciences. In my review, which can be read HERE, I stated that this was “a “must-read” for anyone with a thirst for becoming a part of the paranormal investigation community“. I stand by that assessment.

Best Ancient Mysteries Release

Twilight of the Gods by Erich von Daniken

The man needs no introduction. The author of Chariots of the Gods, von Daniken, in this New Page Books publication, addresses, as only he can, fascinating interpretation of the Mayan Calendar, the 2012 Phenomenon, and the supposed return of the gods — ancient astronauts who shepherded mankind in its infancy.

Vulgo Adeptus

Weiser Books

Originally founded as Samuel Weiser Inc. in 1956, Weiser Books has published an incredible collection of esoterica in its 54 year history. With an enviable backlist of works by magical luminaries such as Aleister Crowley, Dion Fortune, and Dr. John Dee, among others, Weiser also continues its longstanding tradition of excellence by acquiring groundbreaking occult literature that addresses not only the past but the future of the occult sciences.

The Ghostbreaker Award for Excellence in Televised Paranormal Research and Investigation

Josh Gates and the Destination Truth Crew

You know what I like most about Destination Truth? Even when they find little of nothing, they are in some far off locale that is fascinating in and of itself. Plus it is hosted by Josh Gates, an investigator that stares danger in the face with wit, charm, and self-deprecating humor. The show, unlike the majority of these reality programs, doesn’t take itself too seriously.  That is a major plus in my book.

And there you have it, folks. 2010 has been a marvelous year and to cap it off with these awards has been a lot of fun. Here’s to hoping that 2011 will be even better.


4 Responses to “The First Annual Occult Detective Awards goes out with a bang…”

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  2. Wonderfully done awards sir!
    I agree with most of your picks. The start of a consensus? Uh oh.

    The Lomas book was pretty mind blowing. Working on Perdurabo now.. the thing is huge

    Very excited to see that Weiser is republising a lot of Fortune and AC that have been out of print for a while. Gives hope…

  3. Love the awards, Bob. Very cool idea. :) Get better soon, dear sir!

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