What is a ghost path? What is its sinister association with death, and why might fairies use it? These are intriguing questions, and Paul Devereux's answers to them are even more remarkable, opening as they do the doors - quite literally, 'of perception' - onto a previously unimagined world, and one all but lost to the modern psyche. Once the reader enters this quasi 'parallel universe' - for, let's not be fooled, it is there all the time - the scenery once taken for granted on country rambles and picnics in quiet, open fields will never seem the same again. Is that path climbing up through the field to the church a death road? Very likely. The book reveals how particular paths were trodden by funeral processions bearing the coffin to the cemetery, and became used by the dead, flitting between cemeteries, and by spirits as paths. It's a riveting read that propels you from start to finish - better than a novel, and guaranteed to keep you awake at night!
Paul Devereux has written or co-written over 20 books in the last 20 years or so, and a large number of academic papers, mostly on the themes of archaeology, geophysical phenomena and consciousness studies. He is the author of Stone Age Soundtracks (184333447X) published by Vega in 2001.