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Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses Hardcover – January 27, 2009
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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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Quick: What do the following have in common?
* Lyon (city in France)
* Santa Claus
* Babalu (Desi Arnaz's trademark song)
* Maneki Neko (Japanese beckoning cat)
* Hell (Hel)
* Swan Lake
All of the above are spirits, named for a spirit, or filled with references to deities. The world of spirits--gods, goddesses, fairies, genies, ghosts, patron saints, dragons, demons, orishas, Djinn, devas, genies, and so on--permeate everything around us.
From planet names to corporate emblems, literature to all manner of song, the world of spirit (and spiritual references) are literally everywhere.
Renowned independent scholar and researcher extraordinaire, author Judika Illes has created yet another comprehensive and utterly fascinating tome with her newest book The Encyclopedia of Spirits.
At 1056 pages, the Encyclopedia of Spirits serves as menu or a roadmap, a handy reference or a creator's muse, a spiritual phone book or a recipe box for wish fulfillment. Truly, this engaging, informative compendium encompasses all these uses for those seeking to meet, converse, or collaborate with spirits, as well as individuals wanting to investigate, learn, or draw inspiration from the spirit world.Read more ›
I wouldn't recommend going no farther than this book if you are seriously looking into a God, Goddess, Faery, or any other entity, but it gives enough info that you can decide if you want to explore more. It would probably be a great gift for a trainee or someone who is just beginning to figure out what sort of pantheon or path they want to work with.
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Extremely valuable companion to working with Spirits. One if the best reference books of its kind, with an excellent introduction and information that would ordinarily take a lot... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Karen Shaw
I was a bit torn on buying this, because I thought a lot of the same information on spirits could be found with a Google search, but it has turned out to be a very helpful resource... Read morePublished 22 days ago by Nikolai H.
Concise and detailed. While I would not call this book a one-stop source encyclopedia, it does make a perfectly fine addition to any spiritual/occult library and is a good source... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Tom
Clearly haven't finished reading the book since it's over 1000 pages but so far I'm obsessed. First off I am in love with the paper they used for the pages it's like old world... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Easy.Bake
One of the best books ever written on the different spirits and how they work.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
not yet finished but really enjoying the information...not having a lot of info on the spirits it is helping outPublished 2 months ago by Sherry Underwood