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Edward O'Toole

Svidnik, Slovakia

Edward O'Toole was born in the historic English city of Chester. Having moved around the United Kingdom in early childhood, living in North Wales, the Yorkshire Moors and near to the Uffington White Horse, he was educated at Isaac Newton’s old school in Grantham and later studied Culture, poetry and writing under George Szirtes at Norwich. For most of his adult life, he has lived and worked abroad in various countries, including Israel and Switzerland. Edward’s lifelong passion for the occult and paranormal has led him to study and practice a plethora of paradigms and has taken him to many sites of esoteric and anthropological interest, such as Australia and the Sahara Desert. It was his interest in vampires that led him from Bran Castle in Transylvania to his current place of residence, the Slovakian Carpathians where he lives with his wife, three children and Bullmastiff in a remote Ruthenian village. Formerly Phenomena magazine’s Esotericist-at-large, Edward continues to research and hunt empirical proof for the existence of the paranormal, tracking ghosts in ancient castles and folklore spirits and gods in fields and forests.

Interests: Art, history, anthropology, archeology, occult studies, paranormal investigation, travel

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: No


Published works:


  • Clavis
  • Nonfiction

  • Carpathian Ghost Hunter
  • Sophia Bestiae
  • Grimoire Bestiae