Time-Life Books “Mysteries of the Unknown”


From 1987 to 1991, Time-Life Books published a comprehensive series of books about Psuedo-science, mysticism and the occult called “Mysteries of the Unknown”. The series started with the very popular “Alien Encounters” and went on for an additional 32 volumes. After the first year of the series being published it would become the most successful series ever published by Time-Life and a must have for X-Files fans everywhere. Why did it sell so well? Check out this commercial:

Did you own any of these fun books? If not you can usually find them at a used book store or at a garage sale. I picked up a full set for only $5 at a local sale. Here is the pull listing of titles:

  • Alien Encounters
  • Ancient Wisdom and Secret Sects
  • Cosmic Connections
  • Cosmic Duality
  • Dreams and Dreaming
  • Earth Energies
  • Eastern Mysteries
  • Hauntings
  • Magical Arts
  • Master Index and Illustrated Symbols
  • Mind Over Matter
  • Mysterious Creatures
  • Mysterious Lands and Peoples
  • Mystic Places
  • Mystic Quests
  • Phantom Encounters
  • Powers of Healing
  • Psychic Powers
  • Psychic Voyages
  • Search for Immortality
  • Search for the Soul
  • Secrets of Alchemists
  • Spirit Summonings
  • The Mind and Beyond
  • The Mysterious World
  • The Mystical Year
  • The Psychics
  • The UFO Phenomenon
  • Time and Space
  • Transformations
  • Utopian Visions
  • Visions and Prophecies
  • Witches and Witchcraft

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