Item description for Jack the Ripper's Black Magic Rituals by Ivor Edwards...
For more than a century, the horrific story of Jack the Ripper has endured. The ghastly crimes of the world's most notorious serial killer have become legend, and since they were committed, contemporary sleuths have spent many lifetimes attempting to identify their perpetrator. Jack the Ripper's Black Magic Rituals takes the reader step-by-step through the precise events at the center of the Ripper's reign of terror, uncovering a twisted mlange of murder and black magic. More importantly, author Ivor J. Edwards makes a convincing case as to Jack the Ripper's true identity. That man is Dr. Robert Donston Stephenson, an army surgeon, occultist, and magician, who may have also murdered and dismembered his own wife before his terrible spree in Whitechapel began.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.92" Width: 4.38" Height: 0.82" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2003
Publisher John Blake
ISBN 190403487X ISBN13 9781904034872
Reviews - What do customers think about Jack the Ripper's Black Magic Rituals?
One of the greats... Jun 1, 2006
I would rate this book up there with "the greats" on the Ripperology reference shelf. Mr. Edwards did an excellent job of organizing his thoughts along with the case facts, making this a very easy and pleasant read. It definitely changed my perspective on how I view certain pieces of evidence in the Ripper murders, (which I won't mention so as to not spoil this book). This is a must read for any person with a greater than normal interest in the case. While I personally don't agree with all of Mr. Edwards theories regarding the "rituals", I do feel that a strong case has been built to show that D'Onston was most likely the infamous Jack the Ripper.
Wheat from the Chaff Sep 21, 2003
This Ripper subject is a very unstable, divided, undecided subject,that of recent has become the ridicule of many a serious arguement.But what is cool about this whole thing is the Hitchcock Fans,and the Sherlock Fans get left behind.And may i say there are many books out there that will cater for those who have no real interest in who the Killer of Whitechapel in 1888 really was.But Ivor in his book shows that he clearly is a man on the right track,and i`m not sure that its anything to do with imagination. It`s about the evidence that is there. (You reading the right book mate?)
Mr Edwards clearly states his reasons for having Donston as a serious suspect and these reasons past the tests of what is known of the Ripper. Unfortunately for the sheep and the diaryists the Ripper story was not solved years ago in between the script pages of a Hitchcock or any other directors movie. Or in the pages of a Sherlock Holmes story. this was an actual event that left serious researchers like Mr Edwards with the spirit to find the answers to this whole puzzle.
And you know what ? I think Ivor Edwards has done a fantastic job. The book is written well. The illustrations are great and anyone who passes this book by, MUST be related to P Cornwell.
Roslyn Donston is a very likely suspect in the Ripper story, and if you want an accurate detailed log on the documents and findings from that period i suggest you put your hands in your pockets for those nuggets and get this excellent publication.
"A keen Ripperologist`s must have book" Tee. A keen Ripperologist. London
A Correction To My Original Post !!! Sep 21, 2003
It should be noted that Bernard O'Donnell was the original researcher into D'onston Stephenson,NOT Melvin Harris. Mr.Harris often gets the credit for O'Donnell's work........
Murder With Occult Motive Sep 21, 2003
As I read the other two reviews of the book, I can't help but add that although Melvin Harris also came upon this character ( with the invaluable aid of Andy Aliffe...), Harris was NOT the one to display the MOTIVE for these murders with the Vesica Pisces diagram (much like the Zodiac Killer with his (57 degree) radian diagram like the author,Ivor Edwards has. Edwards did an enormous amount of legwork on this great book...real legwork,actually getting out there and well....I don't want to ruin it for you ! I highly recommend this book by a world class criminologist, Ivor Edwards
The real rituals of the murders. Jul 7, 2003
The theory about occult ritual is much better then the masonic ritual theory.I will recommend this book for those who seek occult rituals.The book shows us step by step how the murders ware planned by using a map.And it all will finally come up with a occult symbol where all the victims had been killed in.The suspect in this book is Robert Donston,one who study black magic.If you want to know moore about Donston i recommend The True Face Of Jack The Ripper by Melvin Harris.