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A Field Guide to Demons: Fairies, Fallen Angels, And Other Subversive Spirits

Mack, Carol; Mack, Dinah

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ISBN 10: 1559704470 / ISBN 13: 9781559704472
Published by Arcade Publishing, 1998
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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1559704470 282 pages. 5.75 inx9.5 in in 7 in dj as issued. some light rubbing on dj. clean, tight, unmarked. First Edition. Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Size: 8vo - over 7 3/4 in - 9 3/4 in Tall. Year: 1998. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-070953

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Title: A Field Guide to Demons: Fairies, Fallen ...

Publisher: Arcade Publishing

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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Demons are protean, they are enchanting, and they are as invisible as microbes. They may even be microbes. They are everywhere. They inhabit every grain of sand and molecule of water. They lurk at crossroads, crouch at the door, hide in trees, slip into beds, wait in caves, slide down chimneys, hover at weddings and childbirths, follow caravans, pretend to be friends, mates, or grandmothers -- even pretend to be you.

Demons are powerful. Watching them is a thrilling and transformative pastime. This introduction to the vibrant global species will aid the beginner in approaching the field. Learn how to recognize many demon species, where to travel to find them, and what equipment and amulets are traditionally carried along to fend them off. Illustrated throughout, this guide is indispensable for both the novice and the experienced demon spotter.


The Macks divert our gaze from our contemporary red-faced, cloven-hoofed misrepresentation of demons to remind us of the ancient roles demons were originally assigned to play. From the Tommyknockers of North American mountain mines to the South African Mbulu that waits in the river for lone travelers, A Field Guide to Demons classifies these creatures by their domains--water, mountain, forest--rather than in alphabetical or cultural order, dishing out antique and contemporary lore on these most misunderstood of spirits. A Field Guide to Demons melds folklore and mythology; maintains a surprisingly evenhanded view of demons; and reveals their role as the necessary challenger to established order, the antagonist--without which there could be no hero--and the darkness through which goodness shines brightest. --Brian Patterson

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