Edited by: Jessica Burke, Anthony Burdge & Christopher Mancuso

Illustrated by Luke Spooner of Carrion House

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Tails from the Other Side Panel:
(l to r)
Jessica Burke, Anthony Burdge, Christopher Mancuso, Brian J. Cano and John Zaffis

Paranormal Investigator/Animal Rescuer/Author  Christopher Mancuso and Myth Ink Books teamed up in 2015 for a project dedicated to our animal companions, the love we have for our pets and how that relationship extends beyond the rainbow bridge.  This book highlights stories from our guest contributors and pet owners who have had paranormal experiences after their animal companion passed away.

At one time, we have all benefited from the loving nature of our animal companions. Whether cat, dog, bird or other, our pets have provided much needed love and support. However, it is a heart wrenching, devastating loss when our pet passes away. This project is dedicated to the paranormal experiences you may have had after your animal companion has crossed over to the Other Side. After our pets have passed, many of us can swear we have felt a familiar brush against a leg, heard a familiar bark or meow, or maybe we’ve been witness to another companion left behind play as she once used to with the companion who has passed on. Our animal companions also have a heightened sense of awareness and can track something which we cannot see. Sometimes we’ve been witness to a pet experiencing and reacting to the paranormal. Or sometimes the pet’s ability to sense something Other Worldly precedes our own paranormal pet experience.

This project is contains contributions from leaders in the Paranormal Field
Demonologist, Haunted Collector’s John Zaffis and Brian J. Cano, groundbreaking author/speaker & researcher Rosemary Ellen Guiley of Visionary Living, Inc. ,a leading authority on psychic and supernatural topics, author of Conspiracy of Angels, Michelle Belanger, Occult Researcher, “The Ghost Boy of Geneseo,” Chris DiCesare, Artist and Paranormal State’s Eilfie Music, Tim Shaw, Blair Murphy, Patrick Burns, and Sam Baltrusis,

Chris_KittehParanormal Investigator, Author/Editor and Filmmaker

Chris’s initial interest in the paranormal began not from an experience, but from films and pages of fiction. As a kid watching films like The Exorcist, Poltergeist and Ghostbusters was the catalyst, an adult writing his own supernatural stories and screenplays, he wondered if there was any truth to be found regarding the existence of paranormal activity.
He began actively investigating the paranormal in 2002, and with his companions Brian J Cano and Greg Cusick, they began to document their explorations and investigations, releasing a series of documentaries titled “SCARED!” It wasn’t until 2009. on an investigation at The Grand Midway Hotel in Windber, PA, that Chris found what he had been searching for. Not only did he get his paranormal experience, some impressive evidence as well. Because of his experience Chris was also compelled to reevaluate his beliefs.

In 2013 he had another life changing encounter with the spirit of a beloved pet, which caused him and his wife, Catherine, to begin volunteering with Staten Island Hope Animal Rescue.  He dedicates much of his free time continuing to save cats from euthanasia at NYC Animal Control Centers.

Contributed Chapters:
Introduction to Tails from the Other Side, The Road to Rescue, People and Pets: Past and Present

Excerpt from the Introduction:
Since I became involved in animal rescue nearly three years ago, I have been trying to come up with new, creative ways to help fund our organization that is how this book came to be.  To give credit where it’s due, my friend John (Ziggity) Zaffis actually suggested writing a book about pets and paranormal to me.  It was a brilliant idea as it incorporates my love for the animals, my passion for writing and my deep interest in the paranormal.  Rather than write the entirety of it myself, I thought it best to make this book a collection of true, other-worldly experiences from pet owners in their own words.

Revised, Corrected Edition
Edited by Jessica Burke
Index by Nicholas Birns

Print Edition: $20

Our 1st volume dedicated “To the Professor,” with 14 essays examining varying topics in Tolkien studies. A number of the essays were previously published in the Journal of the Northeast Tolkien Society and have been revised by their authors.

Forgotten Leaves showcases fans as the first scholars. We wanted to present a scholarly discussion that was open to scholars and non-scholars alike. Here we have discussions that are academic, fannish, and pleasant blend of the two.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Jessica Burke

He Who Would Be First Must Be Last:
Tolkien’s Heroism in Lord of the Rings
—by Melissa Gibson Snyder

Tolkien’s Unintentional Use of Romanticism
in The Lord of the Rings
—by Elizabeth Johnson

Goldberry: Servant or Master of Bombadil?
—by Andrea Mathwich

The Captain & the Shieldmaiden, Change &
Balance, Éowyn & Faramir in Peter
Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings
—by Clare McBride

The Trees of Middle-earth: the Myth of
Their Inherent Evil
—by Laurel Michalek

Review of Tolkien and the Modernists
—by Maria Alberto

Tolkien and Gaming: A Fan’s Perspective
—by Chris Tuthill

Lessons from the Long Road
—by Laura Kemmerer

A World Without Myth
—by Jessica Burke

Masters of Fate: The Heroism and Doom of
Men in The Silmarillion
—by Richard Rohlin

Tolkien as a Catholic Mystic
—by Anthony S. Burdge

Authorship and the Vita Contemplativa:
Tolkien’s Self-Depiction in The Lord of the
—by Nicholas Birns

The Great Geat: A Discussion of Tolkien
and Heaney’s Beowulf Translations
—by Elizabeth Reinhardt

Lords of the Unsullied Light, Defenders of
Liberty: the Ñoldorin Revolution and the
French, Through the Lens of Enlightenment
—by Tatiana Denisova

An Irish Friendship in English Lit and
More: Nevill Coghill, C.S. Lewis, “The
Cave” and What Came After
—by Jared Lobdell


Print Edition: $20.00
Paperback: 248 pages
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1484001095
ISBN-13: 978-1484001097
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
Published by Kitsune Books: May 2010
Second Printing Myth Ink Books: April 2013
Original Cover art by Andy Lambert.
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“In a television show fandom that hoards its myths and canon tight to its chest, The Mythological Dimensions of Doctor Who is a welcome inhalation of air; examining many of the very ‘set in stone’ beliefs that we hold true, while examining the etheric connections between a television series and some of the greatest mythological traditions of all time. A solid read.”
Tony Lee
Writer of IDW Publishing’s Doctor Who Ongoing
“The Mythological Dimensions of Doctor Who offers fascinating perspectives on that iconic time traveler of contemporary popular culture. The articles in this new collection successfully join Doctor Who’s fan-based cultural history to well-accepted academic scholarship on mythology. From Arthurian legend and Batman to medieval Scandinavian Valkyries and modern wartime morality, the diversity of subjects and themes explored in this collection offer compelling insights on the roles mythologies, both past and present, play in contemporary consciousness. By addressing newcomers to the Doctor Who series as well as those who have followed the Doctor’s multiple incarnations since the 1960s, this volume is likely to become one of those classic works that raises the bar for future study in this field.”
Leslie A. Donovan
Tolkien Studies Scholar and Associate Professor at the University of New Mexico
Author of “The Valkyrie Reflex in J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings: Galadriel, Shelob, Éowyn, and Arwen
“A collection of excellent essays that is engaging for the serious fan and will deepen the interest of the new viewer. Every generation has a method of storytelling to pass its collected wisdom to the next. This book helps us connect the themes of a modern television legend to the timeless myths of the past.”
Ken Deep
Co-host Doctor Who Podshock
Foreword: Dream the Myth Onwards
Simon Guerrier
Preface: The Mythology of a Legend
Barnaby Edwards
Canon, Myth and Memory in Doctor Who
C.B. Harvey

Holy Terror and Fallen Demigod: The Doctor as Myth
Neil Clarke

I Am Vengeance, I Am the Night, I Am . . . the Doctor?
Leslie McMurtry

A Professor’s lesson for the Doctor:
The Doctor’s sub-creative journey toward Middle-earth
Anthony S. Burdge

Life During Wartime:
An Analysis of Wartime Morality in Doctor Who
Melissa Beattie

“It Turns Out they Died for Nothing”:
Doctor Who and the Idea of Sacrificial Death
Melody Green

Doctor Who and the Valkyrie Tradition, Part 1:
The Valiant Child and the Bad Wolf
Kristine Larsen

Doctor Who and the Valkyrie Tradition, Part 2:
Goddesses, Battle Demons, Wives and Daughters
Jessica Burke

The Doctor or the (post) modern Prometheus (tentatively titled)
Vincent O’Brien

“Mythology makes you feel something”:
The Russell T. Davies Era as sentimental Journey
Matt Hills

Anne Petty


Print Edition: $20.00
Paperback: 292 pages
Language: English
Edition: 2nd
ISBN-10: 1482326809
ISBN-13: 978-1482326802
Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.9 inches
Original Cover Art by Catherine Sparsidis

“I have Mythological Dimensions. You cannot see them, but they are there.” —Neil Gaiman,, Dec. 16, 2010

“As the many Gaiman stories analyzed in this book attest, our entertainment and intellectual lives are never the same once we read or hear his words, and if we follow his example, we too can bring magic to our madness.”

—Lynnette Porter,Professor at Embry-Riddle University, contributing editor/columnist for PopMatters

“The Mythological Dimensions of Neil Gaiman is a must-have for anybody interested in the history and development of fantasy. Its fifteen intelligent, scholarly, and very readable essays& examine Gaiman’s work in light of the literary, mythic, and pop-cultural influences that have shaped him as a writer as well as his own on-going influence on the field of fantastic literature.”
—Delia Sherman, author of The Freedom Maze

“A marvelously erudite and impressive compendium of insightful glosses to and upon mythmaker Neil Gaiman’s splendid work.”
—Patricia Kennealy-Morrison, author of The Keltiad fantasy series and Strange Days: My Life With and Without Jim Morrison

“Neil Gaiman has clearly captured the imagination of a generation of fantasy readers, including the authors featured in this book.”
—Matthew Dow Smith is an American Comic Book Writer and Illustrator



The Muse in the Black Leather Jacket: A Kind of Introduction

by Matthew Dow Smith


Magic and Dreams and Good Madness

By Lynnette Porter


The Authors and the Critics: Gaiman, Tolkien & Beowulf

Jason Fisher

The Problem with Bod: Examining the Evolution of Neil Gaiman’s Response to C.S. Lewis’ The Last Battle in “The Problem of Susan” and The Graveyard Book

Chelsey Kendig

Ravens, Librarians and Beautiful Ladies: Bakhtinian Dialogueism in the Gothic Mythology of Neil Gaiman and George McDonald

Melody Green

What Ever Happened to the Time Lord? Mythology and Fandom in Neil Gaiman’s Contributions To Unfolding Texts

Matt Hills

So Long and Thanks for all the Dents!

A Guide for the Hitchhiker through the Worlds of Douglas Adams and Neil Gaiman

Anthony Burdge

Consorting with the Gods: Exploring Gaiman’s Pan-Pantheon

Harley J. Sims

Gaiman: The Teller of Tales and The Fairy Tale Tradition

Leslie Drury

The Best Things come in threes: The Triple Goddess in the Works of Neil Gaiman

Tony Keen

Women’s Magic: Witches and the Works of Neil Gaiman

Jessica Burke

Fables and Reflections: Doubles, Duality and Mirrors in the Fiction of Neil Gaiman

Samuel Brooker

Through a Telescope Backwards: Tripping the Light Fantastic in the Gaiman Universe

Kristine Larsen

The Eternal Carnival of the Myth: Or How to Kill Myths and Live Happy

Camillo A. Formigatti

“It Starts with Doors” Blurred Boundaries and Portals in the Worlds of Neil Gaiman

Tanya Carinae Pell Jones

The End of the World as We Know it: Neil Gaiman and the Future of Mythology

Lynn Gelfand

The Playful Palimpsest of Gaiman’s Sequential StoryTelling

Colin B. Harvey

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