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A Field Guide to Demons, Fairies, Fallen Angels, and Other Subversive Spirits

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ISBN13: 9780805062700
ISBN10: 080506270x
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Watch your back!
How to spot and identify demons and other subversive spirits.
...And what to do next.

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 powerful; they are protean; they are enchanting. And, to the uninformed, they are often invisible.

This illustrated guide — the first of its kind — reveals the remarkable permutations of the demon and fairy species worldwide. Packed with lore about each demon, detailing its origins, the culture surrounding it, and its reputed antics and exploits, A Field Guide to Demons, Fairies, Fallen Angels, and Other Subversive Spirits is a fascinating exploration of global mythologies. Perfect for the armchair traveler and the intrepid, seasoned demon-spotter alike, this complete guide to subversive spirits offers a behind-the-scenes look at the devilish mishaps, impish irritations, and demonic devastations that punctuate our lives.

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"A round of applause for this demonic cast of characters....They let us glimpse other people's demons, and many of our very own." Anna Deavere Smith, author of Fires in the Mirror

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"An array of the most dreaded demons mythology has to offer." Robert L. Carniero, Curator of South American Ethnology, American Museum of Natural History

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"The usual suspects are all here, but the unusual ones are more interesting....This book is an indispensable guide to creatures that fools don't think exist....Take it with you wherever you go and you will be able to identify at once that black cat that crosses your path." David Rothenberg, Parabola

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Watch your back! . . . How to spot and identify demons and other subversive spirits . . . And what to do next.

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 powerful; they are protean; they are enchanting. And, to the uninformed, they are often invisible. This illustrated guide-the first of its kind-reveals the remarkable permutations of the demon and fairy species worldwide. Packed with lore about each demon, detailing its origins, the culture surrounding it, and its reputed antics and exploits, A Field Guide to Demons, Fairies, Fallen Angels, and Other Subversive Spirits is a fascinating exploration of global mythologies. Perfect for the armchair traveler and the intrepid, seasoned demon-spotter alike, this complete guide to subversive spirits offers a behind-the-scenes look at the devilish mishaps, impish irritations, and demonic devastations that punctuate our lives.

About the Author

Carol Mack is an award-winning playwright with a master's degree in religious studies. Her daughter, Dinah Mack, a writer, earned her master's degree in cultural anthropology.

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crowyhead, August 22, 2006 (view all comments by crowyhead)
This is a totally fun, fascinating look at demons and malevolent spirits from all over the world. At times it is of necessity disappointingly brief in its descriptions, but the wide-ranging bibliography at the back of the book provides more than enough fodder for those who want to delve deeper into the subject.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780805062700
Author:
Carl Mack and Dinah Mack
Publisher:
Owl Publishing Company
Author:
Mack, Carol K.
Author:
Mack, Dinah
Author:
Mack, Carol
Location:
New York
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Cults, Demonism, the Occult
Subject:
Demonology
Subject:
Fairies
Subject:
Occultism
Subject:
Cults
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Owl Books ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
October 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.42 x 5.32 x 0.96 in

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Product details 336 pages Owl Publishing Company - English 9780805062700 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A round of applause for this demonic cast of characters....They let us glimpse other people's demons, and many of our very own."
"Review" by , "An array of the most dreaded demons mythology has to offer."
"Review" by , "The usual suspects are all here, but the unusual ones are more interesting....This book is an indispensable guide to creatures that fools don't think exist....Take it with you wherever you go and you will be able to identify at once that black cat that crosses your path."
"Synopsis" by ,
Watch your back! . . . How to spot and identify demons and other subversive spirits . . . And what to do next.

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 powerful; they are protean; they are enchanting. And, to the uninformed, they are often invisible. This illustrated guide-the first of its kind-reveals the remarkable permutations of the demon and fairy species worldwide. Packed with lore about each demon, detailing its origins, the culture surrounding it, and its reputed antics and exploits, A Field Guide to Demons, Fairies, Fallen Angels, and Other Subversive Spirits is a fascinating exploration of global mythologies. Perfect for the armchair traveler and the intrepid, seasoned demon-spotter alike, this complete guide to subversive spirits offers a behind-the-scenes look at the devilish mishaps, impish irritations, and demonic devastations that punctuate our lives.

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