The Book of Faeries

The Book of Faeries

A Guide to the World of Elves, Pixies, Goblins and Other Magic Spirits

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Here's a charming and inspirational guide to the history and folklore surrounding faeries, and an examination of the meanings that these mythic beings have acquired in many cultures. Tradition defines faeries according to different general categories, which include nature spirits, helpers, tricksters and seducers, and angelic faeries. The author summarizes the long history of faery lore, and explains how we can develop our intuitive powers and perceive the faery realm, which he claims truly exists in the universe. He goes on to describe more than 50 faeries, including: Nymphs, nature spirits, favored by the ancient Greeks and found in places of natural beauty, Elves, revered in Anglo-Saxon lore as guardians of woods, mountains, and wild places, Jack Frost, a playful spirit of cold regions who nips at children's fingers and toes, Brownies, worker spirits attracted to industrious households, and said to bring luck, Puck, a mischievous sprite made famous by Shakespeare in A Midsummer Night's Dream , Leprechauns, the memorable faery pranksters of Irish folklore, Genies, the celebrated wonder workers of Arabian folklore. The author also offers recipes for "faery ointments" said to help us see faeries, rituals to attract beneficial faeries to home or garden, and faery herb lore for healing and making magic charms. More than 130 enchanting, full-color illustrations.
Publisher: Hauppauge, NY : Barron's, 2002
Characteristics: 128 p. : col. ill. ; 20 cm
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0764154575 : $16.95
Call Number: 398.21 MELVILLE


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May 05, 2013

This book was a little bit weird.Some of the illustrations were good, and some were not so very well done.


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May 05, 2013

tonging thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over


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