Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Qty:1
  • List Price: $34.99
  • Save: $8.42 (24%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Encyclopedia of Spirits: ... has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Ships direct from Amazon! Qualifies for Prime Shipping and FREE standard shipping for orders over $25. Overnight and 2 day shipping available!
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for $7.96
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses Hardcover – January 27, 2009

4.5 out of 5 stars 117 customer reviews

See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$26.57
$19.72 $19.68

Top 20 lists in Books
Top 20 lists in Books
View the top 20 best sellers of all time, the most reviewed books of all time and some of our editors' favorite picks. Learn more
$26.57 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses
  • +
  • Encyclopedia of 5,000 Spells
  • +
  • Pure Magic: A Complete Course in Spellcasting
Total price: $65.59
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

About the Author

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).

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Image
Looking for the Audiobook Edition?
Tell us that you'd like this title to be produced as an audiobook, and we'll alert our colleagues at Audible.com. If you are the author or rights holder, let Audible help you produce the audiobook: Learn more at ACX.com.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 1072 pages
  • Publisher: HarperOne; 1St Edition edition (January 27, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061350249
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061350245
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (117 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #50,043 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

When I was six, my older sister brought home a deck of tarot cards. I took one look at them and fell in love. Around the same time, I heard (and loved) the Rolling Stones' version of Benny Spellman's song "Fortune Teller." Either or both of those experiences may have been what started my career. I have been a student of metaphysics and the magical arts ever since.



Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Hardcover
"Here's an open secret: spirits do more than pervade literature, advertising, games, myths, and movies. They also walk among us. Some may find that statement shocking or surprising, ludicrous or laughably absurd, but for many people, all over Earth, coming from all walks of life, unconventional and conventional alike, it's a statement of basic, obvious fact." - From the Encyclopedia of Spirits

Quick: What do the following have in common?

* Wednesday
* Lyon (city in France)
* Versace
* Yu-Gi-Oh!
* Santa Claus
* Babalu (Desi Arnaz's trademark song)
* Maneki Neko (Japanese beckoning cat)
* Nike
* Hell (Hel)
* Orpheus
* Swan Lake
* Jupiter
* Mermaids

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 ›
1 Comment 56 of 65 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
Once again Judika Illes has really done her homework and managed to cram a lifetime of research into easily digestible portions. This book is packed full of fascinating information on well known characters from myth and legend as well as introducing the new and not so well known. The cross references and connections made through out the book weave a tapestry that is both informative and enlightening. I would have appreciated the addition of phonetic pronunciations of these names.
Comment 26 of 30 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
...or did no one else have Ra in their encyclopedia? I looked through the "R" section several times and even went to the Horus and Sekhmet entries hoping to find a "see also" for Ra. Even under sun spirits in the back there was no mention of Ra. I had to take off a couple of stars for that. Quite disappointing. Now if I'm wrong please someone let me know. But until then, three stars.
12 Comments 19 of 22 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
I wasn't sure at first about buying this book, but it has proved itself a useful tool as a starting point for an investigation into a God, Goddess, or other kind of spirit. Of course, it doesn't cover every single one and it doesn't cover them in depth, but it paves the way for deeper and more involved research. But then, if you were going to cover all spirits around the world and throughout history in any kind of detail then this would not only be the work of a lifetime, but end up being a collection of books that would fill a very large shelf.

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.
Comment 6 of 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By jim mad!!! on February 23, 2009
Format: Hardcover
once again a good written book from ms illes...and i only gave 4 stars cause i found some mistakes at a mythological side[ex.Athena never got married to hephestus or gave birth!!thats why the greeks call her the Virgin Goddess,Aphrodite was the one that married Hephestus and Not Aris.....] that the writter should have not made..hopfully she will fix it somehow.but still i do believe that Judika makes a wonderfull job and for my pagan studies i always refer to her books.Blessings...
3 Comments 18 of 24 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
I expected much more from a book titled, "encyclopedia of spirits". There are so many entries missing! The subtitle says ultimate guide to . . . demons . . . but there is not even a listing for lucifer or many other powerful higher up demons. There is also no entry for succubi or incubi and many angels are missing as well! There isn't even an entry for Jahovah or Jesus, did the author think there was already enough information on them in the literary world? There are very few pronunciations, I have only found one name of a spirit with one so far. The entries themselves are poor, not very much detail on how to evoke and keep the spirits with you. There are no illustrations at all. I feel like the author was rushed to get the book published and could have taken a lot more time to compile a more complete and comprehensive "encyclopedia".
3 Comments 20 of 27 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By Ko on January 21, 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses is very thorough, and the author shows experience in her knowledge of the spiritual, along with her fun wit, which makes this book anything but dull. She also duly expresses that this book, thick though it may be, is only a GLIMPSE into the spiritual world, and encourages further research. Not only has it been a guiding light for my journey to acquaint myself to spirits, it has also been a fun read and keeps me preoccupied late into the night. I plan to purchase many more books from Judika Illes.
Comment 5 of 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses
This item: Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses
Price: $26.57
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com