Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses

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Harper Collins, Sep 14, 2010 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 1072 pages

Enter the World of Spirits!

The Encyclopedia of Spirits is a comprehensive and entertaining A to Z of spirits from around this world and the next. Within these pages meet love goddesses and disease demons, guardians of children and guardians of cadavers. Discover Celtic goddesses and goddesses of the Kabbalah, female Buddhas, African Powers, Dragon Ladies, White Ladies, Black Madonnas, the Green Man, the Green Fairy, lots and lots of ghosts, djinn, mermaids, fairies, and more. From the beneficent to the mischievous, working with these spirits can bring good fortune, lasting love, health, fertility, revenge, and relief. Discover:

  • The true identities of over one thousand spirits (as well as their likes and dislikes)
  • How to communicate with specific spirits for your own benefit
  • How to recognize these spirits when they manifest themselves
  • The mythological and historical events associated with specific spirits
  • The colors, days, numbers, and astrological signs associated with specific spirits

The Encyclopedia of Spirits also provides an overview of the role of spirit communication throughout history and a general guide to working with spirits. No matter what your life's problems or desires, this book can guide you to the right spirits who can help fulfill your dreams. For the spiritual adept, the amateur, or the simply curious, the Encyclopedia of Spirits will inform, inspire, and delight.


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I enjoy the wealth of information Judika has provided in regards to various deities and spirits. The format she has provided regarding, iconography, offerings, manifestations, etc. is good to look through.
She has made some errors such as I cannot find Elagabal in the book even though she says "see also" but it's not there!!
Her statement regarding the etymology of daimons is questionable, daio (to know) has been stated to be the origin of this word elsewhere. Her statement regarding Ochossi's nonexistence in Nigeria is also questionable (one can look at the Ijebu Ode festival in Nigeria).


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Judika Illes is an independent scholar, educator, and author of several books of folklore, folkways, and mythology. Judika is a graduate of Rutgers University and has a certification in therapeutic aromatherapy from the Australasian College of Herbal Studies. Her books include Encyclopedia of 5,000 Spells, Encyclopedia of Spirits, The Element Encyclopedia of Witchcraft, The Weiser Field Guide to Witches, and The Weiser Field Guide to the Paranormal (published under the name Judith Joyce).

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