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

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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, Bla
Hardcover, 1072 pages
Published January 27th 2009 by HarperOne (first published February 1st 2008)
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I first bought this book while looking for Spirits, Fairies, Leprechauns, and Goblins: An Encyclopedia and being unable to find it, I bought the closest thing to it. I'm glad I did, because the two books fill a very different niche.

The first half of the book is dedicated to mostly Wiccan things, so folklorists be warned. Ironically, I don't feel that the actual encyclopedia part of the book really supports the Wiccan part because summoning information and the like is only included with major god
Jun 12, 2011 R.i.p. rated it 5 of 5 stars
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These books have never let me down. The encyclopedia of 5000 spells is also an excellent resource and is written by the same author. I also highly recommend buying that book too. What I like about these volumes is the historical research that goes into them. The Encyclopedia of Spirits is a very well written, in depth resource, based on the history and lore of these entities. The part about Bloody Mary will scare the crap out of you though...just sayin'.
Lori Schiele
Over 1000 entries from Aatxe (the guardian spirit of the Pyrenees) to The Zorya (three Slavic goddess sisters of the Sun). Well put together and easily read--definitely worth reading if you have interest in many different pantheons--some forgotten, others still venerated in the present day.It took me months to read through every entry, but was definitely worth the time.
April Parr
What you can't find in "the element encyclopedia of magical creatures" you're bound to find here. Together the two books are a powerhouse. Going into details on the major spirits rather than monsters and animals, this book is a must have for writers of urban fairytale stories based on established spirits. May spirits will seem familiar, while others are bound to be new to you.
Amelia Deluna
Great collection of supernatural information. Not completely inclusive but that almost impossible with this subject. There are a couple of weird posts like Elvis but all in all a pretty good book to keep around especially if your a paranormal writer or anybody that has interest in fantasy or folklore.
Really useful for looking some up, and getting a bit of history. With all the fantasy, fiction and fairy tales I read it has really helped add depth to some of the books. Although its a shame some of the references don't have much too them.
Angela Coulter
I LOVE this resource! It has never let me down when I'm looking for information on any historical/mythological entity.

I now have this book in both the physical form and on my Nook because I find it so valuable.
THE reference book that I consult over, and over, and over again. It's fascinating. It's easy to find information. Love it.
A nice collection with references to entities not ususally found in similar books. Worth checking out.
Gypsy Rose
I love this book. It's super informative and just fun to read!
Lots of information about diverse cultures, all in one place
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Born in New York City, my metaphysical career began early: My first encounter with tarot cards at age six was also my first experience of love at first sight! That passion still burns true. Although I do practice other forms of divination, tarot remains the foundation of my practice.

A lifelong pursuit of metaphysical wisdom followed and continues: astrology, mythology, Kabbalah, the Egyptian myst
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