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The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries (Library of the Mystic Arts)

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The writer best-known as the author/translator of "The Tibetan Book of the Dead" presents a body of tradition and testimony about an elusive order that survives in the natural setting of wild and lonely places--a classic study of the luminous reality of leprechauns, pixies, and other fairy spirits. **Lightning Print On Demand Title

Synopsis:

What are fairies, those romantic and sometimes mischievous little people-- pixies, nixies, elves, fauns, brownies, dwarfs, leprechauns, and all the other forms of the daoine sidhe (fairy people)? Are they real? Folklorists say they are fragments of ancient religious beliefs; occultists call them nature spirits; the peasant tradition says they are fallen angels who were not good enough to be saved or bad enough to be lost.

Dr. Evans-Wentz is best known as the author-translator of "The Tibetan Book of the Dead", but his first love was this book, which presents a body of tradition and testimony about an elusive order of life that survives in the natural setting of wild and lonely places. He was not satisfied with merely formal study, but collected first-hand reports of fairies in Wales, Ireland, Scotland and Brittany, and faced up to the key questions avoided by other folklorists. Dr. Evans-Wentz, whose journeys led him from the haunts of fairyland to the wilderness of Tibet, opens a path for us to the luminous reality behind the traditions of folklore.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780806511603
Author:
Evans-Wentz, W. Y.
Author:
Evanz-Wentz, W. Y.
Author:
Evans, Alfred Ed.
Author:
Evans-Wentz, W. Y.
Author:
Evans, Chris
Author:
Evans
Author:
Evans, Grubbs Ju
Author:
Evans-Wentz, Walter
Publisher:
Citadel Press
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Mythology
Subject:
Fairies
Subject:
Celts
Subject:
Celts -- Religion.
Subject:
Celts -- Folklore.
Subject:
Mythology-General
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st Carol Pub. Group ed.
Series:
Library of the Mystic Arts
Series Volume:
45
Publication Date:
19900331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
572
Dimensions:
9.04x6.14x1.38 in. 1.90 lbs.

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Product details 572 pages Citadel Press - English 9780806511603 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , What are fairies, those romantic and sometimes mischievous little people-- pixies, nixies, elves, fauns, brownies, dwarfs, leprechauns, and all the other forms of the daoine sidhe (fairy people)? Are they real? Folklorists say they are fragments of ancient religious beliefs; occultists call them nature spirits; the peasant tradition says they are fallen angels who were not good enough to be saved or bad enough to be lost.

Dr. Evans-Wentz is best known as the author-translator of "The Tibetan Book of the Dead", but his first love was this book, which presents a body of tradition and testimony about an elusive order of life that survives in the natural setting of wild and lonely places. He was not satisfied with merely formal study, but collected first-hand reports of fairies in Wales, Ireland, Scotland and Brittany, and faced up to the key questions avoided by other folklorists. Dr. Evans-Wentz, whose journeys led him from the haunts of fairyland to the wilderness of Tibet, opens a path for us to the luminous reality behind the traditions of folklore.

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