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About Rosemary Ellen Guiley

Rosemary Ellen Guiley is one of the leading experts on the paranormal with more than 50 books published by major houses on a wide range of paranormal, spiritual, and mystical topics, including nine single-volume encyclopedias. Her work is translated into 15 languages. She has worked full-time in the paranormal since 1983, researching, investigating, writing, and presenting, and teaching. Her present work focuses interdimensional entity contact experiences of all kinds, technological and mediumistic spirit communications, spiritual growth and development, problem hauntings, and “portals,” or geographic areas of intense paranormal activity. She spends a great deal of her time out in the field conducting investigations and research. She has done ground-breaking research on Shadow People and the Djinn.

Rosemary has studied energy healing, and completed advanced training in bioenergy under Mietek and Margaret Wierkus, Level One Soul Healing under Francesca Szarnicki, and Therapeutic Touch under Dolores Krieger. She is an initiate in Johrei energy healing. She is a reader and teacher of the Tarot, and is co-author with Robert Michael Place of The Alchemical Tarot and The Angels Tarot. She conducts dreamwork, intuition development and past-life recall sessions.

Rosemary heads her own multi-media company, Visionary Living, Inc., through which she publishes some of her work in a variety of formats, and also an e-newsletter, Strange Dimensions. She has regular radio features on “Exploring Unexplained Phenomena” with Scott Colborn, and “The Conspiracy Show” with Richard Syrett. She is a frequent guest with George Noory on “Coast to Coast AM,” with whom she co-authored Talking to the Dead, about emerging technology for communicating with the dead and other beings. She is featured in documentaries and docu-dramas on the History, A&E, SyFy, Discovery, Animal Planet, and Travel channels. In addition, she is a popular speaker at conferences, colleges and universities.
Rosemary is a consulting editor of FATE magazine, and a board director of the National Museum of Mysteries and Research, a nonprofit educational organization in Columbia, Pennsylvania. She is a past board of director of International Association for the Study of Dreams, and a past member of the board of trustees of the Academy of Religion and Psychical Research (now the Academy for Spiritual and Consciousness Studies).  She  lives in Connecticut.

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A personal statement from Rosemary:

Like many people, my interest in the paranormal began in childhood, inspired by experiences, extraordinary dreams, an intense interest in astronomy, and a voracious reading of nonfiction and fiction related to the paranormal, occult, science fiction and fantasy.  My interests were always wide-ranging, and that continues to characterize my research and work today.   All things in the paranormal and metaphysical realms are interconnected.  My research includes history, mythology, folklore, religion, occult traditions, psychology, parapsychology, science, medicine, anthropology, and archaeology, as well as anecdotal experience.

My work is oriented around the how and why of our extraordinary experiences.  It was clear to me early in life that the paranormal and the unseen realms are real, and that human beings have encounters and experiences that have been documented since ancient times.  Our experiences form patterns throughout history that reveal our constant interaction with dimensions of the afterlife, spirit, the Divine, and a wide range of beings.

I examine both the light and dark sides of our experiences, from the mystical and angelic to the invasive and demonic.  To know one side, you must also know the other.


Angels: Good or Evil, The History Channel

The Haunted Collector, The Syfy Channel

Supernatural, WB (Season 4 DVD special features)

William Shatner’s Weird or What, The Discovery Channel

American Mysteries and Monsters, Destination America

The Lost Tapes, Animal Planet (seasons 2 and 3)

The Haunted, Animal Planet

Witchcraft in Salem, Mysterious Journeys, The Travel Channel

The Secret Life of Vampires, A&E

Children of the Grave, Spooked TV Productions, DVD and The SyFy Channel

The Possessed, Spooked TV Productions, DVD and The SyFy Channel

The Grand Midway Hotel, SCARED! Productions, DVD

The Hill View Manor Live, Para-X Vision webcast TV

Dreams and Food, The Discovery Health Channel

Divine Magic: The World of the Supernatural: The Restless Dead, Time-Life Films

Divine Magic: The World of the Supernatural: Dreams of Gold, Time-Life Films

The Quest: Lunar Mysteries, The Discovery Channel

Adventures Beyond: America’s Most Haunted, Bob Schott Productions DVD

Creepy Canada

Sightings, NBC

The Science and Power of Prayer Hartley Film Foundation DVD



The Djinn Connection: The Hidden Links Between Djinn and Shadow People, ETs, Nephilim, Archons, Reptilians and Other Entities.  Visionary Living, Inc., 2013.

The Vengeful Djinn: Unveiling the Hidden Agendas of Genies. Llewellyn, 2011.


Ouija Gone Wild.  With Rick Fisher.  Visionary Living, Inc., 2012.

Talking to the Dead. Co-authored with George Noory. Tor Books, 2011.

Spirit Communications. Part of the Mysteries, Legends and Unexplained Phenomena series. Young Adult. Chelsea House/Facts On File, 2009.


Dream Messages from the Afterlife.  Visionary Living, Inc., 2013.

Rosemary Ellen Guiley’s Pocket Dream Guide & Dictionary. Visionary Living, Inc., 2011 (e-book), 2013 (trade).

Dreams and Astral Travel. Part of the Mysteries, Legends and Unexplained Phenomena series. Young Adult. Chelsea House/Facts On File, 2009.

The Tao of Dreaming. Co-authored with Sheryl Martin, OMD. Berkley, 2005.

The Dreamer’s Way: Using Proactive Dreaming for Creativity and Healing. Berkley, 2004.

Dreamspeak: How To Understand the Messages in Your Dreams. Berkley, 2001.

Dreamwork for the Soul. Berkley, 1998.

The Encyclopedia of Dreams: Symbols and Interpretations. Crossroad, 1993; Berkley, 1995.

Breakthrough Intuition: How To Achieve A Life of Abundance by Listening to the Voice Within. Berkley, 2001.


Fairies.  Chelsea House, 2010.

Fairies. Part of the Mysteries, Legends and Unexplained Phenomena series. Chelsea House, 2010.

Fairy Magic. Thorsons/Element, 2004. (Faery Magic companion CD, Visionary Living, 2008.)

The Encyclopedia of Angels. Facts On File, 1996  Second edition 2004.

Angel Magic for Love and Romance. Galde Press, 2005.

Ask the Angels. Element/HarperCollins, 2003. Hampton Roads, 2008.

I Bring You Glad Tidings: Inspiring True Stories of Christmas Angels. Pocket Books, 1999.  Reissued as Christmas Angels: True Stories of Hope and Healing, e-book format, 2011.

An Angel in Your Pocket. Thorsons/HarperCollins, 1999.

Angels of Mercy. Pocket Books, 1994. A Waldenbooks best-seller.


Soul Journeys: Past and Future Lives, Visionary Living, Inc., 2013. (Formerly titled Soul Journeys: Past Lives & Reincarnation).

Tales of Reincarnation. Pocket Books, 1989. Revised edition Galde Press, 2008.


Develop Your Miracle Mind Consciousness, Visionary Living, Inc. e-book, 2011.

A Miracle in Your Pocket. Thorsons/HarperCollins, 2001.

Prayer Works. Unity House, 1998.

Wellness: Prayers for Comfort and Healing. Pocket Books, 1998.

Blessings: Prayers for the Home and Family. Pocket Books, 1996 and 1998.

The Miracle of Prayer: True Stories of Blessed Healings. Pocket Books, 1995.


The Mystical Tarot. New American Library, 1991; Signet, 2001.

The Angels Tarot. HarperSanFrancisco, book and deck set, 1996.

The Alchemical Tarot. Thorsons/HarperCollins, book and deck set, 1995.

The Alchemical Tarot Revisited. Hermes Publishing, 2009.


The Big Book of West Virginia Ghost Stories. Stackpole, 2014.

Haunted Salem. Stackpole Books, 2011.

Ghosthunting Pennsylvania. Clerisy Press, 2009.

The Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Spirits. Facts On File, 1992. Second ed. 2000. Third ed. 2007. Award of Excellence from the American Library Association.

Ghosts & Haunted Places. Part of the Mysteries, Legends and Unexplained Phenomena series. Young Adult. Chelsea House/Facts On File, 2008.


West Virginia Monsters. Stackpole, 2012.


Rosemary Ellen Guiley’s Guide to the Dark Side of the Paranormal.  Visionary Living, Inc. 2011 (e-book), 2012 (trade).

The Atlas of the Mysterious in North America. Facts On File, 1994.

Harper’s Encyclopedia of Mystical and Paranormal Experience. Harper San Francisco, 1991.

Moonscapes: A Celebration of Lunar Astronomy, Magic, Legend and Lore. Prentice-Hall, 1991.

The Encyclopedia of Demons. Facts On File, 2009.


The Encyclopedia of Vampires, Werewolves and Other Monsters. Facts On File, 2005. Second edition, 2011.

Vampires. Part of the Mysteries, Legends and Unexplained Phenomena series. Young Adult. Chelsea House/Facts On File, 2008.

The Complete Vampire Companion. Macmillan, 1994.

Vampires Among Us. Pocket Books, 1991. Nominated for the Horror Writers of America Bram Stoker Award for best paranormal nonfiction.

Rosemary Ellen Guiley’s Vampires Among Us Revised Edition. Visionary Living, Inc., 2011 (e-book).

The Encyclopedia of Magic and Alchemy. Facts On File, 2006.

The Encyclopedia of Witches, Witchcraft & Wicca. Facts On File, 1989. Second ed. 1999. Third edition, 2008.

Witches & Witchcraft. Part of the Mysteries, Legends and Unexplained Phenomena series. Young Adult. Chelsea House/Facts On File, 2008.

The Quotable Saint. Facts On File, 2002.

The Encyclopedia of Saints. Facts On File, 2001.