A Field Guide to Demons, Fairies, Fallen Angels and Other Subversive Spirits

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Macmillan, Oct 15, 1999 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 296 pages
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Watch your back! . . . How to spot and identify demons and other subversive spirits . . . And what to do next.

Demons, fairies, and fallen angels are everywhere. They lurk at crossroads, crouch behind doors, hide in trees, slip into beds, wait in caves, hover at weddings and childbirths, disguise themselves as friends, relatives-even disguise themselves as you. They are powerful; they are protean; they are enchanting. And, to the uninformed, they are often invisible. This illustrated guide-the first of its kind-reveals the remarkable permutations of the demon and fairy species worldwide. Packed with lore about each demon, detailing its origins, the culture surrounding it, and its reputed antics and exploits, A Field Guide to Demons, Fairies, Fallen Angels, and Other Subversive Spirits is a fascinating exploration of global mythologies. Perfect for the armchair traveler and the intrepid, seasoned demon-spotter alike, this complete guide to subversive spirits offers a behind-the-scenes look at the devilish mishaps, impish irritations, and demonic devastations that punctuate our lives.

 

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Review: A Field Guide to Demons, Fairies, Fallen Angels and Other Subversive Spirits

User Review  - Amanda Kearns - Goodreads

While this book is an inaccurate depiction of many of the listed folk lore entities, it also provides you with a sense of entertainment reading about the different cultural studies. I would recommend ... Read full review

Review: A Field Guide to Demons, Fairies, Fallen Angels and Other Subversive Spirits

User Review  - Tucker - Goodreads

An encyclopedic approach to a cross-cultural inventory of mythological demons. Reads like a bestiary. Despite their intent on killing humans in gruesome ways, demons turn out to be pretty funny ... Read full review

Contents

KuruPira Brazil Bori West Africa
93
Mimi Australia St Anthonys Demons Sahara Desert
137
Croucher Babylonia Asmodeus Judaism
181
Gerasene Demon Ancient Palestine Jordan
233
Acknowledgments I
273
Illustration Credits I
281
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Carol Mack is an award-winning playwright with a master's degree in religious studies. Her daughter, Dinah Mack, a writer, earned her master's degree in cultural anthropology.

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