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Popular Magic: Cunning-folk in English History
Owen Davies
Supernatural: Meetings with the Ancient Teachers of Mankind
Graham Hancock, Rick Strassman, Roy Watling
When Prophecy Fails: A Social and Psychological Study of a Modern Group that Predicted the Destruction of the World
Leon Festinger, Henry W. Riecken, Stanley Schachter
Madame Tussaud: and the History of Waxworks
Pamela M. Pilbeam

A real eye-opener--excuse the pun...

The Men Who Stare at Goats - Jon Ronson

"From the acclaimed author of "Them" comes a truly disturbing, often hilarious look at the U.S. military's long flirtation with the paranormal--and the psy-op soldiers who are still fighting the battle."

I don't think I've ever read a book that has made me laugh, almost cry, then feel horrified, sickened, and all in the space of one page. The Men Who Stare at Goats did all of this, a real eye-opener (excuse the pun on the various, painful usages of the Predator). 

Welcome to the psy-op soldiers, from psychedelic to psychotic. A whole new world of innovative torture. 

"'I guess if they play them Barney and Sesame Street once or twice,' I said, 'that's lightening and comforting, but if they play it, say fifty thousand times into a steel box in the desert heat, that's more...uh...torturous?'

'I'm no psychologist,' said Jim, a little sharply."

I feel older having read it (and I'm old enough already) but I'm glad I did.