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Richly illustrated with medieval, Renaissance, and contemporary paintings, prints, drawings, and photographs, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ANGELS contains the history and development of angelologies and the importance of angels to the major religions of the world. The book traces the path of angels across such diverse subjects as mysticism, mythology, folklore, magic, visions of the Vi ...more
Hardcover, Second Edition, 416 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by Facts on File (first published October 1st 1996)
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Regina Hunter
May 28, 2012 Regina Hunter rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book,but couldn't find anything on Aker, but mentioning of the name for 2 times.
Erica
Oct 14, 2013 Erica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you are looking for reference material on angels of all religious traditions, including Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Hindu, New Age, et - this is a great book to start with. The information is vast, and is very objective. I like that, rather than offering an opinion on the validity of different stories, she just lays out all of the legends and myths for the reader. It was very informative. I didn't get to finish it before I took it back to the library, but I skipped around quite a bit and enjoy ...more
Matthew Petti
Feb 28, 2012 Matthew Petti rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rosemary's dedication to exhaustive research is evident in her fabulous book of reference. If readers want to know anything about angels--myths, origins of lore and facts--they need look no further. Guiley's book is jam-packed with information that provides many key points and leads for further investigation. Her book was extremely helpful in my research. If you want to explore the realm of the mystical and paranormal, this is a great place to begin.
Nico
Feb 24, 2016 Nico rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mythology
it was really interesting and not at all what I expected.

it doesn't talk about Christian angels alone, but Jewish and Islamic ones as well. demons too. it was pretty neat.
Susan Bin
this was better than im comfortable admitting
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Rosemary Ellen Guiley is a leading expert on the paranormal, and is the author of 45+ books, including ten single-volume encyclopedias. Since 1983, she has worked full-time in the paranormal, researching, investigating and writing. She has done extensive field work investigating haunted, mysterious and sacred places, and has had numerous strange and unexplained experiences. When she is not on the ...more
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