A Field Guide to Demons, Fairies, Fallen Angels and Other Subversive Spirits
Carol and Dinah Mack
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Henry Holt and Co.
On Sale: 10/15/1999
ISBN: 9780805062700336 Pages
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.
Praise for A Field Guide to Demons, Fairies, Fallen Angels and Other Subversive Spirits
“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
“An array of the most dreaded demons mythology has to offer.” —Robert L. Carniero, Curator of South American Ethnology, American Museum of Natural History