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Undines: Lessons from the Realm of the Water Spiritsby William R. Mistele
Synopses & Reviews
Undines--from the Latin root unda, which means "wave"-- are water elementals, or spirits of the water world. Like their fellow elementals--salamanders (fire), sylphs(air), and gnomes (earth)--undines are united with, and personify, their element. First mentioned in the alchemical works of medieval botanist Paracelsus, undines appear throughout European folklore. Who are thesemysterious creatures of lakes, oceans, and waterfalls?
"Undines" takes readers directly into the water spirits' realm through stories, personal encounters, and interviews withsuch luminaries as Istiphul, the undine queen whose presence embodies the magical essence of the feminine. Whether seen as fact or fairy tale, "Undines" presents archetypal truths and insights into humannature. The powers and abilities that undines display are latent in us all and crucial to humanity's evolution (or mere survival): harmony with nature, empathy and compassion, a deep capacity to love, and acooperative rather than combative relationship to the world. "Undines" will appeal broadly to readers of mythology, fantasy, and fairy tales, particularly to practitioners that work with nature spirits andelemental beings--Druids, Wiccans, pagans, and those interested in magic and mysticism.
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About the Author
William R. Mistele has devoted himself to the study and practice of many of the world’s spiritual traditions. Since 1975 he has been a student of Franz Bardon’s teachings on Hermetic magic, a system of training that includes the evocation of and communication with nature spirits. He holds a BA in Philosophy from Wheaton College and an MA in Linguistics from the University of Arizona. He
lives in Honolulu.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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