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Rosemary Ellen Guiley is a bestselling author, researcher and investigator in the paranormal, metaphysical and related fields, including hauntings, psychic skills and protection, afterlife studies and spirit communication, cryptids, alien contact, and the interdimensional aspects of our extraordinary experiences. She has more than 65 books published on a wide range of topics, including nine single-volume encyclopedias and reference works. Her work is translated into 17 languages.

Rosemary is president and owner of Visionary Living, Inc., a publishing and media productions company that includes Visionary Living Publishing and its imprints. She is Executive Editor of FATE Magazine.

Rosemary is on the board of the Paranormal Romance Guild, which serves the romance fiction industry. She has served on the boards of various organizations related to consciousness studies and alien contact, and is a founding member of the Afterlife Research and Education Institute. She has served as visiting faculty for the International Institute for Integral Human Sciences in Montreal.

Rosemary is a certified hypnotist with the International Hypnosis Federation, and is trained in bioenergy and Johrei energy healing. She is a Tarot reader, and conducts dreamwork, intuition/psychic development, and past-life recall sessions. She is a Dream Oracle consultant for the website.

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 shows on the History, A&E, Syfy, Discovery, Animal Planet, Destination America and Travel channels. She is a popular speaker at conferences, colleges, and universities.

In August 2015 Rosemary was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award for her work in the paranormal, from the Upper Peninsula Paranormal Research Society in Michigan. The award was presented at the MI Paracon VI in Sault Ste. Marie.

A Personal Statement from Rosemary

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, demonic, and problematic. 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

Buzzsaw with Sean Stone

Bigger Questions with Ron James,

Antidote with Michael Parker,

The Lost Tapes, Animal Planet

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

Major published works


Haunted Hills and Hollows: What Lurks in Greene County, Pennsylvania. With Kevin Paul. Visionary Living, 2018.

Werewolves and Dogmen. Visionary Living, 2017.

The Road to Strange: Travel Tales of the Paranormal and Beyond. With Michael Brein. Visionary Living, 2017.

Demon Haunted: True Stories from the John Zaffis Vault.  With John Zaffis. Visionary Living, 2016.

The Zozo Phenomenon. With Darren Evans. Visionary Living, 2016.

Vampires Among Us, revised edition. Visionary Living, 2016.

Haunted by the Things You Love. With John Zaffis. Visionary Living, 2014.

Ouija Gone Wild: Shocking True Stories. With Rick Fisher. Visionary Living, Inc., 2012.

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.

Guide to the Dark Side of the Paranormal. Visionary Living, 2012.

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 & Demonology. 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.

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.


UFOs and the ET Presence. Visionary Living, 2018.

The Road to Strange: UFOs, Aliens and High Strangeness. With Michael Brein. Visionary Living, 2018.


Mysteries of the Afterlife. visionary Living, 2018.

Contact with the Dead. Visionary Living, 2018.

Dream Messages from the Afterlife: Visits from the Dead. Visionary Living, 2017.

The Art of Black Mirror Scrying. Visionary Living, 2014.

Talking to the Dead. 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.


Guide to Psychic Protection. Visionary Living, 2018.

Guide to Psychic Power. Visionary Living, 2015.

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


Dreamwork for Visionary Living. Visionary Living, 2014.

Pocket Dream Guide & Dictionary. Visionary Living, 2013.

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. 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.


Calling Upon Angels: How Angels Help Us in Daily Life. Visionary Living, 2015.

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

Angel Magic for Love and Relationships. E-book. Visionary Living, 2014.

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.


The Visionary Tarot: A Universal Guide. Visionary Living, 2016.

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

The Angels Tarot. With Robert Michael Place. HarperSanFrancisco, book and deck set, 1996.

The Alchemical Tarot. With Robert  Michael Place. Thorsons/HarperCollins, book and deck set, 1995.


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

Fairy Magic. Thorsons/Element, 2004. (Fairy Magic companion audio, Visionary Living, 2018.)


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


Soul Journeys: Past Lives & Reincarnation. Visionary Living, 2017.

Tales of Reincarnation. Pocket Books, 1989.


Develop Your Miracle Mind Consciousness, Visionary Living, 2014.

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 Quotable Saint. Facts On File, 2002.

The Encyclopedia of Saints. Facts On File, 2001.

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