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Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries

Wentz Evans

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ISBN 10: 0391007734 / ISBN 13: 9780391007734
Published by Humanities Press International Inc, 1978
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Title: Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries

Publisher: Humanities Press International Inc

Publication Date: 1978

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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Thank you for checking out this book by Theophania Publishing. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you soon. We have thousands of titles available, and we invite you to search for us by name, contact us via our website, or download our most recent catalogues. This book depends chiefly upon the oral and written testimony so freely contributed by its many Celtic authors, The Peasant and the Scholar, the Priest and the Scientist, The Poet and the Business Man, the Seer and the Non Seer, and in honour of them I dedicate it to two of the Brethren in Ireland A.E. whose unwavering loyalty to the Fairy-Faith has inspired much that I have herein written, whose friendly guidance in my study of Irish mysticism I most gratefully acknowledge; and William Butler Yeats, who brought me at my own Alma Mater in California the first message from Fairyland, and who afterwards in his own country led me through the haunts of Fairy Kings and Queens.

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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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