Rosemary Ellen Guiley

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Rosemary Ellen Guiley
BornRosemary Ellen Guiley
(1950-07-08) July 8, 1950 (age 68)
OccupationWriter, radio show host
SubjectWestern esotericism

Rosemary Ellen Guiley (born July 8, 1950) is an American writer on topics related to spirituality, the occult, and the paranormal.[1] She is also a radio show host,[2] a certified hypnotist, a board director of the "National Museum of Mysteries and Research" and the "Foundation for Research into Extraterrestrial Encounters", and a "Lifetime Achievement Award" winner from the Upper Peninsula Paranormal Research Society, Michigan.[3] She has written more than 49 books, including ten encyclopedias.


Her works include Atlas of the Mysterious in North America (1995) – a listing of places in Canada and the US associated with mysterious occurrences;[4] The Encyclopedia of Witches and Witchcraft;[4] Harper's Encyclopedia of Mystical & Paranormal Experience – a reference book on topics related to spirituality, mythology and New Age;[5] and The Encyclopedia of Angels.[6]

In 2011, Guiley published Talking to the Dead via Tor Books, co-authored with George Noory. She is currently working with Darren Evans on the book The Zozo Phenomenon which will be published by Visionary Living, Inc.[7]


Guiley is a consulting editor of Fate magazine and a regular guest on Coast to Coast AM. She has made television appearances on various networks, including A&E, The History Channel and The Discovery Channel.[8] Her work has been translated into 14 languages.[9] She takes part in conventions and events like the International U.F.O Congress and Conference,[10] Vail Symposium,[11] and Michigan Paranormal Convention.[12]


Christian evangelist John Ankerberg criticized Guiley's understanding of intuition (as she described it in Harper's Encyclopedia of Mystical and Paranormal Experience – "intuition invariably proves to be right"), saying that with beliefs like those, rational thinking and spiritual discernment are often discarded.[13] He also interprets from her book Angels of Mercy that she and other New Age writers of angel literature are unwittingly relating to fallen angels/demons.[14] In Angels of Mercy Ankerberg criticizes Guiley's assertion that "angels" should be trusted unconditionally without the fear-based belief that they might be demons, saying that it is irrational and that he believes demons are indeed impersonating angels.[15]


  • The Encyclopedia of Witches, Witchcraft & Wicca. Facts On File, 1989.
Third edition: Infobase Publishing, 2008. ISBN 0-8160-7103-9
Second edition: Castle Books, 1994. ISBN 0-7858-0202-9.
  • Vampires Among Us. Pocket Books, 1991.
Second edition: Pocket Books, 1991. ISBN 0-671-72361-8.
Rosemary Ellen Guiley’s Vampires Among Us Revised Edition. E-book, 2011.
Third edition: Facts On File, 2007. Foreword by Troy Taylor. ISBN 0-8160-6737-6
Second edition: Berkley Pub Group, 1995. ISBN 0-425-14788-6.
Second edition: Facts on File, 2004. ISBN 0-8160-5024-4. Foreword by Lisa J. Schwebel.
Second edition: Simon & Schuster, 1998. ISBN 0-671-53714-8.
Second edition: Simon & Schuster, 2010. ISBN 1-4516-0604-4.
2009 edition: HarperCollins. ISBN 0-00-732360-3.
  • The Encyclopedia of Vampires, Werewolves and Other Monsters. Infobase Publishing, 2004. ISBN 0-8160-4684-0.
Second edition: The Encyclopedia of Vampires and Werewolves. Facts On File, 2011. ISBN 0-8160-8180-8.

Documentaries and TV shows[edit]

  • Children of the Grave (2008) (writer) The Sci-Fi Channel[16]
  • The Lost Tapes (seasons 2 and 3). Animal Planet.[17]
  • The Haunted. Animal Planet.
  • Angels: Good or Evil. History Channel.[18]
  • Witchcraft in Salem, Mysterious Journeys. The Travel Channel
  • The Secret Life of Vampires, A&E
  • 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, Discovery Channel
  • Adventures Beyond: America’s Most Haunted, Bob Schott Productions
  • The Science and Power of Prayer, Hartley Film Foundation
  • The Possessed (2009)


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  2. ^ “Strange Dimensions”, “The Conspiracy Show”, “Exploring Unexplained Phenomena”
  3. ^ "About Rosemary Ellen Guiley". Visionary Living, Inc. Retrieved 26 April 2016.
  4. ^ a b Barbara Ripp Safford; Margaret Irby Nichols. Guide to Reference Materials For School Library Media Centers (Fifth ed.). Libraries Unlimited. p. 146. ISBN 1-56308-545-3.
  5. ^ "Psychology, Psychiatry, and Occult Sciences". Reference Sources For Small and Medium-Sized Libraries (Sixth ed.). ALA Editions. 1999. p. 48. ISBN 0-8389-3468-4.
  6. ^ Sagers, Aaron (June 18, 2014). "Heaven's Hellraisers: Origins of Bad Angels in Syfy's 'Dominion' and Pop Culture". Huffington Post.
  7. ^ "Paranormal Experts Team Up for The Zozo Phenomenon". Dread Central.
  8. ^ "GHOST HUNTER TO VISIT CAMPUS AS PART OF FRIGHT WEEK ACTIVITIES". Salve Regina University. 2006-10-30. Archived from the original on 2012-05-23. Retrieved 2011-12-24.
  9. ^ "Ghost Hunt Tues., Nov. 18". Pennsylvania State University. Archived from the original on June 17, 2011.
  10. ^ Nick VinZant. "UFO conference to be held in Valley". KNXV.
  11. ^ "Vail Symposium lines up summer 2014 season". The VailDaily.
  12. ^ "Explore the supernatural — Paranormal convention returns to E.U.P." Sault Ste. Marie Evening News.
  13. ^ John Ankerberg; John Weldon (1996). "New Age Intuition". Encyclopedia of New Age Beliefs. Harvest House Publishers. p. 468. ISBN 1-56507-160-3.
  14. ^ John Ankerberg; John Weldon (1996). "Angel Contact, Angel Consciousness, Angel Work". Encyclopedia of New Age Beliefs. Harvest House Publishers. p. 43. ISBN 1-56507-160-3.
  15. ^ John Ankerberg; John Weldon (1995). The Facts on Angels. Harvest House Publishers. p. 41. ISBN 1-56507-345-2.
  16. ^ "Rosemary Ellen Guiley – Filmography". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-12-24.
  17. ^ Neil Genzlinger (2010-11-05). "The Week Ahead: Nov. 7–13". The New York Times.
  18. ^ "History Alive - Season 1, Episode 46: Angels: Good or Evil -". CBS Interactive.

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