Field Guide to Demons, Fairies, Fallen Angels, and Other Subversive Spirits
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 po...more
Carol K. Mack
This nifty little volume is an encyclopedia of minor spirit being that live outside the realm of human life. The authors traverse through the lores of many cultures, defining the beings and then analyzing them. Often times these being are very mischievious cause trouble for the human folk. Sometimes , however these being can be quite helpful.
These demons/fairies come from 6 different realms. The domains are the : water, mountain, forests, deserts, domicile...more
Broken up into areas such as forests, deserts, domiciles and psyche, this 'guide' presents demons and the like that inhabit the world and where they live. It is also highly multicultural, with demons et al from Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, America and Australia. This wide-ranging research comes...more
The book is written in a playful manner, acknowledging at the onset that its talking about mythological creatures, but sometimes slipping into sections wherein they are treated as real.
It IS a "field guide" so each entry is rather short. 1-4 pa...more
This book serves well as a reference guide; as well it should, being that it is just that. The book is separated into 6 main sections: Water, Mountain, Forest, Desert, Domicile, and Psyche. The sections are arranged by location such as, North America, Japan and so on. Each reference tells a bit about the lore and also the dispelling and disarming techniques used to eradicate the demon.
This book is a good tool for horror writers and or fantasy writers. Any demon within th...more
That aside, I suppose this is a good starters guide (very starters, too, like if you knew nothing about anything supernatural related). The book is broken up in to categories (Water, Desert, Mountains, Psych, etc). I wouldn't say that it's a 100% accurate, either. Though, seei...more
I found this book to be interesting. The information contained in this book was stimulating. I personally found slight humor in one part of the book. There is reference to a creature known as a Bunyip in this book, and for anyone who is a fan of the TV show "Charmed", you will remember that there is a Bunyip entry in the Halliwell's Book Of Shadows, it's this part that I found slightly funny, simply because what was supposedly a made up magical creature, might really be real.
However, if demons,...more
I also like the fact that they sectioned each lot of demons with a different element so that it was clear where you were more likely to find them.
This is one of the rare books that I wo...more
Who knew that Pazzuzu was real?
Hopefully a newer version is in the wings with additions and modifications, if corrections are needed then a revised edition would be
great to explore!