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A Complete Guide to Faeries & Magical Beings: Explore the Mystical Realm of the Little People

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If you have ever believed in a world beyond the everyday, this is the book to help you find it. A Complete Guide to Faeries and Magical Beings is a wonderful companion for those who wish to tour an enchanted world. Cassandra Eason begins with the myths, legends, and real evidence surrounding the origins and existence of fairies and then takes us on a journey throughout the ...more
Paperback, 220 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by Weiser Books (first published April 1st 2001)
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Excellent research here. Slips in a lot of history without sounding academic. Cassandra Eason delves into devas, elementals, dark spirits, nature spirits and auras...and the most alluring of fairies....There is even an exercise in finding fairies...if you are surrounded by boring types with no imagination or nasty back-stabbing coworkers, I say escape to faery land, because those people will never find you there.
If nothing else, this book is an excellent introduction to fairies, especially Celtic legends about fairies. The author pulls from ancient myths to modern movies to discuss the world of the fey, making an entertaining and diverse read. The book is easily one of the most well organized books I've come across on the subject, and I would strongly recommend it as a jumping on point for anyone wanting to learn about fairies and their kin.

Unfortunately, the book isn't perfect. When the narrative stray
The mythology of faeries is extremely rich. So many cultures have stories and legends about faeries, little people, and other such mystical creatures. Moreover, there are probably as many differing descriptions of these beings as there are stories. Some are beautiful and genial. Others are ugly, deceptive, or downright dangerous.

A Complete Guide to Faeries & Magical Beings is a good overview of the subject. The author not only includes the information contained in a myriad of mythological s
Feb 04, 2015 Cassie rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fairy tale readers, anthology readers
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This book is a completely fascinating read for anyone who is looking for an anthology of sorts for fairy tales. It also gives a scientific background of sorts for the explanation of fairies, which really gives it an edge over its competition.
Interesting and thorough discussion of the Magical realm. Good reference if someone wants to keep track of who/what they come in contact with. Ms. Eason discusses many of the beings from personal experience.
Excellent guide on the subject. I liked that the author also delved into magical beings and how they are perceived throughout history. Great background and reference book.
Raven Seanchai
I enjoyed this book very much, it was quite informative. It seemed to be well researched as well~
An excellent reference book for those who love the realm of Fairie.
Sannie Hald
Very useful. Inspired me to some pages of writing.
A bit too far fetched...even for me
Fun to find all the hidden creatures.
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