Rosemary Ellen Guiley

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Rosemary Ellen Guiley
Born(1950-07-08)July 8, 1950
DiedJuly 18, 2019(2019-07-18) (aged 69)
OccupationWriter, radio show host
SubjectWestern esotericism

Rosemary Ellen Guiley (July 8, 1950 - July 18, 2019) was an American writer on topics related to spirituality, the occult, and the paranormal.[1][2][3][4][5] She was also a radio show host,[6] 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.[7] She has written more than 49 books, including ten encyclopedias.

Guiley died suddenly on Thursday, July 18, 2019.[8][9]


Her works include Atlas of the Mysterious in North America (1995) – a listing of places in Canada and the US associated with mysterious occurrences;[10] The Encyclopedia of Witches and Witchcraft;[10] Harper's Encyclopedia of Mystical & Paranormal Experience – a reference book on topics related to spirituality, mythology and New Age;[11] and The Encyclopedia of Angels.[12]

In 2011, Guiley published Talking to the Dead via Tor Books, co-authored with George Noory. She was working with Darren Evans on the book The Zozo Phenomenon which was published by Visionary Living, Inc.[13]


Guiley was 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.[14] Her work has been translated into 14 languages.[15] She took part in conventions and events like the International U.F.O Congress and Conference,[16] Vail Symposium,[17] and Michigan Paranormal Convention.[18]


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.[19] 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.[20] 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.[21]


  • 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[22]
  • The Lost Tapes (seasons 2 and 3). Animal Planet.[23]
  • The Haunted. Animal Planet.
  • Angels: Good or Evil. History Channel.[24]
  • 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)


  1. ^ "Rosemary Ellen Guiley". Coast to Coast AM.
  2. ^ Nevill Drury (2004). The Dictionary of The Esoteric: 3000 Entries on The Mystical and Occult Traditions. Motilal Banarsidass. p. 128. ISBN 81-208-1989-6.
  3. ^ "Rosemary Ellen Guiley". Retrieved December 23, 2011.
  4. ^ "Alumnus Profile: George Noory '72". University of Detroit Mercy. Retrieved December 24, 2011. /--/ Rosemary Ellen Guiley, an expert on paranormal, mystical and supernatural topics.
  5. ^ "Hunting the ghosts of MU's past". University of Missouri. October 28, 2010.
  6. ^ “Strange Dimensions”, “The Conspiracy Show”, “Exploring Unexplained Phenomena”
  7. ^ "About Rosemary Ellen Guiley". Visionary Living, Inc. Retrieved April 26, 2016.
  8. ^ "Twilight Language: Author Rosemary Ellen Guiley, 69, Dies Suddenly". July 22, 2019.
  9. ^ "RIP Rosemary Ellen Guiley".
  10. ^ a b Barbara Ripp Safford; Margaret Irby Nichols (1998). Guide to Reference Materials For School Library Media Centers (Fifth ed.). Libraries Unlimited. p. 146. ISBN 1-56308-545-3.
  11. ^ "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.
  12. ^ Sagers, Aaron (June 18, 2014). "Heaven's Hellraisers: Origins of Bad Angels in Syfy's 'Dominion' and Pop Culture". Huffington Post.
  13. ^ "Paranormal Experts Team Up for The Zozo Phenomenon". Dread Central. February 27, 2015.
  14. ^ "GHOST HUNTER TO VISIT CAMPUS AS PART OF FRIGHT WEEK ACTIVITIES". Salve Regina University. October 30, 2006. Archived from the original on May 23, 2012. Retrieved December 24, 2011.
  15. ^ "Ghost Hunt Tues., Nov. 18". Pennsylvania State University. Archived from the original on June 17, 2011.
  16. ^ Nick VinZant. "UFO conference to be held in Valley". KNXV.
  17. ^ "Vail Symposium lines up summer 2014 season". The VailDaily.
  18. ^ "Explore the supernatural — Paranormal convention returns to E.U.P." Sault Ste. Marie Evening News.
  19. ^ John Ankerberg; John Weldon (1996). "New Age Intuition". Encyclopedia of New Age Beliefs. Harvest House Publishers. p. 468. ISBN 1-56507-160-3.
  20. ^ 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.
  21. ^ John Ankerberg; John Weldon (1995). The Facts on Angels. Harvest House Publishers. p. 41. ISBN 1-56507-345-2.
  22. ^ "Rosemary Ellen Guiley – Filmography". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Archived from the original on July 17, 2012. Retrieved December 24, 2011.
  23. ^ Neil Genzlinger (November 5, 2010). "The Week Ahead: Nov. 7–13". The New York Times.
  24. ^ "History Alive - Season 1, Episode 46: Angels: Good or Evil -". CBS Interactive.

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