Dr Leo Ruickbie

Dr Leo Ruickbie, FRHistS, FRAI, PhD (Lond), MA (Distinction), BA (Hons), Associate of King’s College, is a professional writer, editor, social scientist and historian, specializing in controversial areas of human belief and experience. He is the author of six books on the history and sociology of witchcraft, magic and the supernatural, as well as numerous articles and chapters in scholarly publications.

He is a Fellow of both the Royal Historical Society and the Royal Anthropological Institute, a Council member of the Society for Psychical Research, and a Professional Member of the Parapsychological Association.

His work has been mentioned in the media from The Guardian to Radio Jamaica, and his expertise has been sought by film companies, museums and charities, as well as being cited in the current student book for A-Level Sociology in the UK.

He is the editor of The Magazine of the Society for Psychical Research (previously called the Paranormal Review). As editor, he organized two special issues on aspects of the supernatural during the First World War: Paranormal Review, 71 (July 2014); Paranormal Review, 76 (1915).

He can be found on the internet at www.ruickbie.com. Email Dr Leo Ruickbie at [firstname]@[lastname].com, substituting the elements within square brackets for the correct terms.

Also by Dr Leo Ruickbie:
Witchcraft Out of the Shadows: A History (2004; 2nd ed., 2011)
Faustus: The Life and Times of a Renaissance Magician (History Press, 2009)
A Brief Guide to the Supernatural (Robinson, 2012)
A Brief Guide to Ghost Hunting (Robinson, 2013)
The Impossible Zoo: An Encyclopedia of Fabulous Beasts and Mythical Monsters (Robinson, 2016)

I have always admired Dr Leo Ruickbie’s comprehensive expertise in the paranormal.
– Rosemary Ellen Guiley, bestselling author

Angels in the Trenches: Spiritualism, Superstition and the Supernatural During the First World War by Dr Leo Ruickbie was published for the Centenary of the Armistice, November 2018, and is available from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.