Body, Mind & Spirit

The Fairy Bible

The Definitive Guide to the World of Fairies

Author: Teresa Moorey

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781402745485

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 400

View: 8050

Fairies of the water, air, and earth, the trees and flowers, the house and hearth: all these mysterious, elusive creatures materialize on the pages of this distinctively beautiful guide to fairyland. Illustrated throughout with captivating artwork in glorious color, it examines fairy legend and lore through the ages and leads us into fairy cities, landscapes, rings, and paths. Find out what clothes they wear (fairies can be fussy about their dress), what they like to eat and drink, and what plants and animals they cherish. Discover the secrets of fairy festivals, and the various names they like to be called--including the Little Folk and Good Neighbors. Altogether, it’s a privileged glimpse into a paradise that vibrates at a different frequency than ours...and that few can ever see.
Body, Mind & Spirit

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Elves And Fairies

Author: Sirona Knight

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440696381

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 352

View: 8883

The most complete book on these powerful magical beings. Elves and fairies provide a magical mirror into the human psyche and can help people better understand themselves. In The Complete Idiots Guide to Elves and Fairies, readers encounter and learn from an array of magical creatures, and discover how they can positively influence their lives. Key topics include fairy magic in the 21st century, how to recognize an elf and what to do when you meet one, how to attract good elves and fairies, and how to protect yourself from bad ones. * The Lord of the Rings trilogy, on film and DVD, have increased people's interest in elves and their ways * Brian Froud's The Faerie Oracle, Good Fairies Bad Faeries, and Lady Cottington's Faerie Album have kept fairy lore and fairy images in the public eye for more than 25 years * This book explores fairy tales, folklore, and mythology, including modern fairy tales like the Harry Potter series
History

A History of Irish Fairies

Author: Carolyn White

Publisher: Carroll & Graf Publishers

ISBN: 9780786715398

Category: History

Page: 123

View: 3749

A rich compendium of information on Irish fairies covers a wide range of related issues, including clothes and appearance, immortality, personality, and demonic powers of cluricauns, leprechauns, Silkies, Banshees, and Pookas.
Body, Mind & Spirit

A Witch's Guide to Faery Folk

Reclaiming Our Working Relationship with Invisible Helpers

Author: Edain McCoy

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780875427331

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 369

View: 9072

Now, for the first time, a book reclaims the lost, rich heritage of working with faery folk that our pagan ancestors took as a matter of course. Learn to work with and worship with faeries in a mutually beneficial way. Practice rituals and spells in which faeries can participate, and discover tips to help facilitate faery contact. Photos and illustrations.
Fairies

A Field Guide to Fairies

Author: Susannah Marriott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780753419212

Category: Fairies

Page: 29

View: 4290

This enchanting picture book presents a series of lush full-color spreads, and each bewitching illustration is captioned with a description of a fairy's origins, legends in which the fairy appears, and its relationship to nature. Among these hauntingly beautiful images are three impressive double-page pop-up scenes.
Social Science

A field guide to the Little People

Author: Nancy Arrowsmith,George Moorse

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780965906418

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 5946

Social Science

The Faerie Handbook

An Enchanting Compendium of Literature, Lore, Art, Recipes, and Projects

Author: Editors of Faerie Magazine, The

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062668129

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 3088

In this exquisite anthology, Editor in Chief Carolyn Turgeon and the editors of Faerie Magazine welcome you into an enchanted realm rich with myth, mystery, romance, and abundant natural beauty. Organized into four sections—Flora and Fauna, Fashion and Beauty, Arts and Culture, and Home, Food, and Entertaining—this gorgeous volume offers an array of exquisite vintage4 and contemporary fine art and photography, literature, essays, do-it-yourself projects, and recipes that provide hours of reading, viewing, and dreaming pleasure, along with a multitude of ideas for modern-day living and entertaining with a distinctive fairy touch.
Fiction

How to See Faeries

Author: John Matthews

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810997509

Category: Fiction

Page: 80

View: 5366

Reveals that ways that those who are willing and able to alter the way in which they perceive the world around them may one day see fairies and other creatures of legend and lore.
Body, Mind & Spirit

A Complete Guide to Faeries & Magical Beings

Explore the Mystical Realm of the Little People

Author: Cassandra Eason

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781578632671

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 220

View: 2848

If you have ever believed in a world beyond the everyday, this is the book to help you find it. A Complete Guide to Faeries and Magical Beings is a wonderful companion for those who wish to tour an enchanted world. Cassandra Eason begins with the myths, legends, and real evidence surrounding the origins and existence of fairies and then takes us on a journey throughout the world to introduce us to the many different varieties of these mysterious beings. From fairies to viking giants, selkies to gnomes, fey beings abound. In this spritely volume, Eason shares fascinating anecdotes of people who have actually seen them. And if you'd like to meet them yourself, Eason also provides simple techniques, exercises, and rituals to attract, find, and communicate with the little people. Hang silver bells by a window. Keep potted plants in your home. Or sit quietly between two oaks at dusk or dawn. Fairyland mirrors universal human issues: fortune versus misfortune, fate versus free will, perfection and imperfection, illusion and objective reality, different time scales, the existence of parallel dimensions, and the duality of human nature. Some people even believe that fairies are becoming more visible again, as they were in pre-industrial days, to remind us of the consequences of consumer society -- the danger of being seduced by our own versions of fairy gold. "If you want to be happy, be." -- Henry David Thoreau
Art

Good Faeries Bad Faeries

Author: Brian Froud

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684847817

Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 3183

A reversible volume in which good fairies such as the green man, the wood woman, and the pixies are described on one side, and bad fairies such the gnome, Black Annis, and Morgana le Fay are described on the other
Juvenile Nonfiction

Betty Bib's Fairy Handbook

A Field Guide to Fairies and Their Habitats

Author: Betty Bib

Publisher: Duncan Baird Pub

ISBN: 9781844831944

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

View: 7390

Provides information on fairies, such as where they sleep, what kinds there are, where they live, and how to attract them.
Body, Mind & Spirit

The Mythical Creatures Bible

The Definitive Guide to Legendary Beings

Author: Brenda Rosen

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402765360

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 400

View: 4418

Presents entries on creatures and legends from around the world, featuring mythic entities including dragons, serpents, golems, banshees, nature spirits, and sacred beings.
Literary Criticism

Fairy Lore

A Handbook

Author: D. L. Ashliman

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780313333491

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 229

View: 7524

Defines and classifies types of fairies; reviews sample texts; analyzes the role of fairies in art, film, and popular culture; and includes a glossary and a bibliography.
Fairies

The Great Encyclopedia of Faeries

Author: Pierre Dubois

Publisher: Pavilion

ISBN: 9781862056596

Category: Fairies

Page: 184

View: 8287

No other book can compare or yield the detailed information that we all seek from the time we are tiny children about the habits and habitats of those shy creatures with wings that leap from the pages of our childhood reading to populate our fleeting fantasmagorical and adult consciousness. On these haunting pages you will find depictions of 150 species of what we must categorise as 'faeries'. Seven (what other number could suffice?) chapters summon forth the Faeries of the Air and the Wind, the Faeries from the Fire, Worldly Faeries, Faeries of Sea and Spring, the Maidens from Green Kingdoms and the Airy-Faeries from the land of Dreams. The secrets of their habits and habitats, their riches and rags, their appearances and disappearances are uncovered and their sizes and shapes - never before revealed - are hinted at. This is a book for all the family to relish and read, a feast for the eyes, a fund of stories, facts and fiction, myths and mythology, full of fun and puns to captivate and enchant.
Fairies

Fairies

A Magical Guide to the Enchanted Realm

Author: Alison Maloney

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781742371085

Category: Fairies

Page: 28

View: 8614

Enter a captivating world of sparkles and spells in this vibrant illustrated book. Discover house fairies, garden fairies, water fairies. Learn about famous fairies from history and fairy foes. Once you've read this book, you'll qualify as a keeper of fairy secrets and a trusted friend of the fairy folk! Long ago, Titania, queen of the fairies, ruled that the secrets of her kingdom should never be passed to the outside world. However, some children have a spinkling of stardust in their souls, and the fairy queen has agreed that those special little people might be granted a glimpse of her enchanted realm. Open the pages of this book, and step into a glittering world of fairy magic and mischief. From woodland sprites to garden pixies, and from water nymphs to house elves, here are the fairies that live all around us, if only we would look! Explore the mysterious world of Fairyland, take a peek inside the fairy queen's magnificent castle and learn about famous fairies from Tinker Bell and the Blue Fairy to the wicked fairy in Sleeping Beauty. Find out how shimmering spider silk gowns are all the rage in the world of fairy fashion, and learn about magical tools, from fairy wants to fairy dust.
Fiction

Enchantment of the Faerie Realm

Communicate with Nature Spirits & Elementals

Author: Ted Andrews

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738718101

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 9978

Have you ever taken a walk in the woods and felt like you were not alone? That’s because you weren’t! Forests, lakes, mountains, caves—even your garden—are alive with the spirits of nature. Faeries are real, and you can learn to commune with a whole world of unseen beings, including elves, devas, and nature spirits. With an open mind and a little patience, you can begin to recognize their presence all around you. This book will help you deepen your connection to the natural world as you explore the magical, mystical world of the faerie folk. —Discover hidden truths in faerie tales and use them as pathways into the faerie realm —Learn the basic habitats, powers and behaviors of faeries, elves, and other nature spirits —Read personal accounts of actual faerie encounters —Invoke fire spirits for traditional psychic readings —Share the magic and knowledge of twenty tree spirits —Find the elementals—gnomes, undines, sylphs and salamanders—with which you resonate most —Contact water sprites, mermaids and other water spirits —Find wood nymphs and the “lady of the woods” —Draw dragons into your environment with the right fragrances —Attract a faerie godmother into your life Recapture the magic and wonder of a world where trees still speak and every flower tells a story. Explore the faerie realm—a place where faerie tales can and do come true.
Body, Mind & Spirit

The Real World of Fairies

A First-Person Account

Author: Dora van Gelder Kunz

Publisher: Quest Books

ISBN: 0835630692

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 204

View: 3067

The Real World of Fairies is a privileged glimpse into a joyous, animated universe. Dora's enchanting vision of her encounters with the fairy realm delights the child in us, while it excites our grown-up imagination, rekindles our creative energy, and deepens our sense of connection with nature. This new edition features a foreword by Celtic folk expert Caitlin Matthews. Caitlin's personal experiences and deep knowledge of the fairy world resonate brilliantly with Dora's, adding a fresh perspective for contemporary readers.
Fiction

Fairies

The Myths, Legends, & Lore

Author: Skye Alexander

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440573069

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 1290

An enchanting treasury of fairy lore! Around the corner, behind the bushes, and just out of sight...fairies have spent hundreds of years weaving their way in and out of our homes and gardens to spread their magic. Featuring folklore, mythology, and poetry from around the world, this lovely collection reveals these ethereal spirits' extraordinary powers and the history behind their existence. From the case of the Cottingley fairies in the early twentieth century, whose photographs fooled thousands (including Arthur Conan Doyle), to the mischievous fairies found in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, the fascinating stories surrounding these magical sprites are sure to captivate anyone who has ever dreamed of catching one hiding deep within her flowerbed. Whether you're interested in exploring the history and culture or just want to learn more about fairies' powers and trickery, you'll love plunging into the enchanting tales that bring these whimsical creatures to life. Complete with hundreds of lovely illustrations, Fairies reveals the magnificent beauty of these mesmerizing sprites as well as their knack for causing mischief.
Body, Mind & Spirit

Fairies:

A Guide to the Celtic Fair Folk

Author: Morgan Daimler

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1782796967

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 264

View: 2459

The subject of fairies in Celtic cultures is a complex one that seems to endlessly intrigue people. What exactly are fairies? What can they do? How can we interact with them? Answering these questions becomes even harder in a world that is disconnected from the traditional folklore and flooded with modern sources that are often vastly at odds with the older beliefs. This book aims to present readers with a straightforward guide to the older fairy beliefs, covering everything from Fairyland itself to details about the beings within it. The Otherworld is full of dangers and blessings, and this guidebook will help you navigate a safe course among the Good People.