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Angels, Spirit Guides & Goddesses is a lavishly illustrated guide to 100 celestial helpers who are ready to provide guidanceall you need to do is ask.

Celestial helpers surround us in abundance, simply awaiting our call. Angels, Spirit Guides & Goddesses is a lively reference to who’s who in the celestial realms. Featuring 100 divinities from spiritual traditions both current and ancient, this guide shows you how to call upon divine help in all areas of your life, from relationships, to career and money, to home and family.

Angels, Spirit Guides & Goddesses offers an overview of each deity, their purpose, and how you can call upon them for assistance. Need protection? Call upon Archangel Michael. To find your true soul mate, open your heart to the Hindu god, Krishna. Want assistance with healing or communicating with animals? Invoke Saint Francis. Is your life in need of excitement? Call upon Hawaiian volcano goddess Pele to stoke your passion and inner fire!

Beautifully illustrated in full color, Angels, Spirit Guides & Goddesses helps you to easily connect with the essence of each guide and call upon them for magical help and support.
Powerful and universal retellings of seventy-eight (78) divine stories, legends, and myths from around the world, each accompanied by a gorgeous illustration from acclaimed artist Yoshi Yoshitani.

Many of the lessons we learn are shared stories passed among cultures and generations. In this riveting collection of fables and folktales from cultures across the globe, characters from beloved fairytales, cultural fables, ancient mythologies, and inspirational deities are brought to life, including Sleeping Beauty (Italy), Rapunzel (Germany), Jack and the Beanstalk (England), Our Lady of Guadalupe (Mexico), Sun God Ra (Egypt), the Crane Wife (Japan), and dozens more.

Lesser-known stories introduce characters such as the volcano goddess Pele from Hawaii; Mwindo, the wise and powerful king of the Nyanga people; and the strong and resilient Yennenga, mother of the Mossi people in Burkina Faso. The recurring themes of conquering evil, overcoming adversity, and finding love and companionship are woven throughout this collection.

Behold the Mysteries of the Faery Beasts

Beyond the faery realms, all sorts of magical creatures lurk. This book explores the most fearsome beasts that have been known to meddle in human affairs. Renowned faery expert John T. Kruse reveals the secret lives of merfolk, meremaids, river sprites, kelpies, hags, banshees, and many more. These are not the fanciful faeries and kindly beings found in light entertainment. Instead, you will discover hobs, goblins, bogies, and daemon dogs—magical creatures that are more apt to terrify than to help. Beyond Faery shares the features, habits, and history of dozens of these otherworldly beasts, since learning their ways may be just what you need to survive an encounter of your own.
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The North is simultaneously a location, a direction, and a mystical concept. Although this concept has ancient roots in mythology, folklore, and fairy tales, it continues to resonate today within modern culture. McIntosh leads readers, chapter by chapter, through the magical and spiritual history of the North, as well as its modern manifestations, as documented through physical records, such as runestones and megaliths, but also through mythology and lore.

This mythic conception of a unique, powerful, and mysterious Northern civilization was known to the Greeks as Hyberboreathe Land Beyond the North Windwhich they considered to be the true origin place of their god, Apollo, bringer of civilization. Through the Greeks, this concept of the mythic North would spread throughout Western civilization.

In addition, McIntosh discusses Russian Hyperboreanism, which he describes as among the most influential of the new religions and quasi-religious movements that have sprung up in Russia since the fall of Communism and which is currently almost unknown in the West.
Publisher Marketing: Lilith is the mythological she-demon of the night known to many cultures. It is said that Adams original consort was Lilith, and she represents the first Eve. Lilith is an archetypal part of the self, and this book helps modern men and women reconect withthis powerful energy in order to transform it and themselves.
  • Brings together numerous enthralling stories from Celtic mythology into one volume for the first time

  • Written by a leading scholar of Celtic mythology and history

  • Structured in short, accessible chapters with pronunciation guide and a brief history of the Celts, as well as a glossary for further context

  • Highlights the important role of women in Celtic mythology

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    STEP RIGHT UP and BEHOLD a stupendous COLLECTION of over 250 FEARSOME and FANTASTICAL CREATURES from Every State in the Union!

    The Black Dog of Hanging Hills, the Tommyknockers of Pennsylvania, the Banshee of the Badlandsthese beasts and hundreds more will hold you spellbound, unable to look away from their frightful features and their extraordinary stories. Come face to face with modern-day dinosaurs, extraterrestrials, dragons, lizard men, giants, and flying humanoids. This illustrated collection includes more than 250 monsters and cryptids that will make your hair stand on end when you hear something go bump in the night.

    From Alabama to Wyoming and everywhere in between, these enigmatic abominations lurk in the darkest corners and the deepest shadows. This eye-opening book details the origins, appearance, and behaviors of these bizarre creatures so that if you should come across a terrifying beast in the wild, youll know exactly what youre dealing with.
    The Complete Encyclopedia of Angels is a lively reference to whos who in the celestial realms. Featuring 200 divinities from Judeo-Christian, Buddhist, Celtic, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Asian, Tibetan, and New Age spiritual traditions, this guide offers a fascinating biography of each deity, what their purpose or area of expertise is, and how readers can call upon them for help in their everyday life. Whether readers are seeking help with their relationships, home, finances, or health theyll find the assistance they need in this lavishly illustrated guide.

    Call on St. Anthony to locate missing items Connect with St. Columba to protect against computer hackers Open your heart to the Hindu god, Krishna, to find your true soul mate
    What begins as a test of bravery or a sleepover activitychanting in front of a mirror, riding an elevator alone, taking pictures in the darkcan become something . . . dangerous. This compendium collects the most spine-chilling games based on urban legends from around the world. Centuriesold games such as Bloody Mary and Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board are detailed alongside new games from the internet age, like The Answer Man, a sinister voice that whispers secrets to whomever manages to contact him with a cellphone. With step-by-step instructions, historical context, and the stakes for each game, this black handbook is the ideal gift for anyone looking for a late-night thrillbut beware who, or what, may come out to play.
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    Jacquelyn Lane introduces us to the hierarchy of the Deva kingdom, from elementals and nature spirits to higher Deva and the levels in between. Sharing her personal experiences with Deva, she investigates our relationship with Deva and how we can communicate with the Deva of trees and plants as well as the angelic kingdom. Drawing on sources never before available outside of Eastern Europe, Claude Lecouteux reconstructs the oral traditions of the Rom to provide a comprehensive A-to-Z look at gypsy mythology, including their folktales, rites, songs, nursery rhymes, jokes, and magical traditions. He also explores the full range of supernatural beings that inhabit the gypsy world. Make no mistake, Dragons are real flesh-and-blood creatures. The facinating truth about these majestic creatures-how they evolved, what they really look like, their extraordinary impact on humankind, how to safely interact with them today, and why they're dying out-is documented in this unique, essential guide.

    From horned brow to spiky tail, you'll learn scientific facts on three major Dragon species, including size, diet, temperament, and habitat. Trace their influence on religion, art, literature, and occult studies. There's guidance on safe Dragon watching, caring for an abandoned egg, raising an orphan to maturity, and working magic with Dragons. You'll also discover how to save these intelligent beasts from extinction.
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    The Encyclopedia of Spirits is a comprehensive and entertaining A to Z of spirits from around this world and the next. Within these pages meet love goddesses and disease demons, guardians of children and guardians of cadavers. Discover Celtic goddesses and goddesses of the Kabbalah, female Buddhas, African Powers, Dragon Ladies, White Ladies, Black Madonnas, the Green Man, the Green Fairy, lots and lots of ghosts, djinn, mermaids, fairies, and more. From the beneficent to the mischievous, working with these spirits can bring good fortune, lasting love, health, fertility, revenge, and relief. Discover:

    • The true identities of over one thousand spirits (as well as their likes and dislikes)

    • How to communicate with specific spirits for your own benefit

    • How to recognize these spirits when they manifest themselves

    • The mythological and historical events associated with specific spirits

    • The colors, days, numbers, and astrological signs associated with specific spirits

    The Encyclopedia of Spirits also provides an overview of the role of spirit communication throughout history and a general guide to working with spirits. No matter what your lifes problems or desires, this book can guide you to the right spirits who can help fulfill your dreams. For the spiritual adept, the amateur, or the simply curious, the Encyclopedia of Spirits will inform, inspire, and delight.

    Explore the magical world where nature spirits dwell

    From sprites to will-o'-the-wisps, this practical beginner's guide introduces you to a wide assortment of wild and wondrous creatures. Discover how to attract faeries and elementals to your home and garden, as well as how to befriend them. Along with step-by-step instructions for safely finding and interacting with these powerful creatures, you'll also learn how to:

  • Identify faeries and elementals associated with each of the four classic elements-air, fire, water, and earth
  • Perform rituals, meditations, and exercises that help you connect with nature spirits on a personal level
  • Request help from faeries and elementals for healing, protection, getting a job, attracting love, and more
  • Determine what roles nature spirits play in folklore and magic throughout the world

  • An Introduction to the History and Mystery of Their Magical Realm

    Fairies abound in the realms of myth and folklore. They have enchanted humans for centuriesbut are these mischievous, ethereal creatures more than just myth?

    One could ask for no better guide to the fairy realm than Ralph Harvey, one of England’s foremost modern-day witches. In Fairies Plain & Simple he intersperses his own intriguing fairy encounters (among them, a mysterious musical interlude in an Irish valley) with succinct yet interesting introductions to fairy lore.

    You will learn why roses have special meaning to fairies and why elf bolts are significant as well as how fairies influenced everyone from Henry III to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Harvey even describes the best ways to seek out fairies (hint: aligning your chakras will help) and how to express gratitude for fairy favors.
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    Exploring the history and creation of a witch’s familiar, also known as a spirit double or guardian spirit, Maja D’Aoust explains how familiars are connected with shapeshifting and power animals. She examines the familiar in magical and shamanic traditions around the world and provides instructions for procuring the attention of a supernatural assistant. In The Flight of the Wild Gander, renowned mythologist Joseph Campbell explores the individual and geographical origins of myth, outlining the full range of mythology from Grimm’s fairy tales to Native American legends. Originally published in 1969, this first collection of Campbell’s essays describes the symbolic content of stories: how they are linked to human experience and how theyalong with our experienceshave changed over time. Throughout, Campbell explores the function of mythology in everyday life and the forms it may take in the future. Included are two of Campbell’s first groundbreaking essays: Bios and Mythos and Primitive Man As Metaphysician, both of which examine the biological basis and necessity for story and mythology, and establish mythology as a basic function or fact of human nature. Campbell explores how the myth was born, as well as the personal experiences of the visionary medicine man through whose memory the myth was preserved. Joseph Campbell brought mythology to a mass audience. His bestselling books, including The Power of Myth and The Hero with a Thousand Faces, are the rare blockbusters that are also scholarly classics.

    While Campbell's work reached wide and deep as he covered the world's great mythological traditions, he never wrote a book on goddesses in world mythology. He did, however, have much to say on the subject. Between 1972 and 1986 he gave over twenty lectures and workshops on goddesses, exploring the figures, functions, symbols, and themes of the feminine divine, following them through their transformations across cultures and epochs.

    In this provocative volume, editor Safron Rossi-a goddess studies scholar, professor of mythology, and curator of collections at Opus Archives, which holds the Joseph Campbell archival manuscript collection and personal library-collects these lectures for the first time. In them, Campbell traces the evolution of the feminine divine from one Great Goddess to many, from Neolithic Old Europe to the Renaissance. He sheds new light on classical motifs and reveals how the feminine divine symbolizes the archetypal energies of transformation, initiation, and inspiration.

    The first Joseph Campbell work to focus on the Goddess, edited and introduced by Safron Rossi, PhD, Curator of Collections at Opus Archives and Research Center, home to the archival collections of Joseph Campbell, Marija Gimbutas, James Hillman, and other scholars of mythology, Jungian and archetypal psychology, and the humanities.
    Tracing their history from ancient Celtic lore to the modern popularization by the Brothers Grimm and Walt Disney, Lecouteux explores the pagan roots of dwarfs and elves and their evolution in myths and literature, revealing the church’s role in changing them from fearless warriors into cheerful helpmates and cute garden gnomes. Bella Swan and Sookie Stackhouse are fortunate to have vampire boyfriends. But what the heroines of Twilight and True Blood don’t haveand could useis some advice on getting along with them. Everything they and every other red-blooded American girl wants to know about finding a dreamy blood-drinker and making him hers is within How to Catch and Keep a Vampire: A Step-by-Step Guide to Loving The Bad and the Beautiful.

    And who better to introduce readers to the desires of the 21st century vampire than a few irresistible immortals? Let author Diana Laurence introduce them: Ethan, with his aquamarine eyes and supernaturally seductive piano playing. Gunnar, with his rich, golden hair, and dastardly but delightful knack for getting his way. The experienced and fascinating Colin, with his exquisite latte-colored skin and exotic beauty. Mordred, classically cruel, dark, and handsome, with a thing for black leather gloves. His entrancingly cute carrot-topped friend Adam, as sweet as Mordred is scary. The eccentric but gorgeous Aidan, purveyor of ancient magic. And enigmatic Conner, with his deep, dark eyes and protective soul. These undead charmers will win the hearts and minds of readers everywhere, and the advice of their new-found friend Diana will be their guide.

    In addition, the book’s many features include information in the form of FAQs About the Undead everything you wanted to know about vampires, Case Studies journal notes that illustrate and support the information in each chapter, and sidebars on topics such as The Top Ten Vampire Pickup Lines.

    Packed with advice, the lively, playful chapters include: Is it Possible to Tame a Vampire?; My Top Ten Vampire Dates; Not Just Any Mortal Will Do; What’s a Vampire Got that My Boyfriend Hasn’t Got?; and If I decide to Let Him Bite Me Then What?.

    This how-to dating guide includes the following features:

  • the pros and cons of dating vampires as compared to normal boyfriends
  • how to find a vampire you have chemistry with
  • a list of items a vampire will be looking for in his mate
  • the politics of biting and how it effects the relationship
  • common pitfalls to look for when dating a vampire
  • deciding whether or not to convert

  • Immerse yourself in the dangerous, fascinating, and awesome world of Norse heroes, monsters, gods, and goddesses, from Thor and Loki to Odin, Frey, and many more!
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    Majestic, mighty, and mysterious, dragons teach us how to rise above the mundane and shine like beacons in the dark. This beautiful hardcover book provides everything you need to become a cryptoherpetologista student and researcher of these fantastic creatures.

    Discover the different dragon species and their histories. Learn about dragon life cycles and how to live harmoniously with them. Explore vacation spots for dragon watching in America and Europe. Celebrate seasonal dragon festivals and meet the most famous dragons from literature and lore. Dragon expert Shawn MacKenzie guides you on an epic journey into the world of dragonsall in this convenient hardcover book.

    Folktales, Stories, Recipes, and Crafts from the Lands of Elves and Faeries

    Stories of the elven tribes have been told throughout history, and for some people in the modern world, encounters with elves continue to this day. This book explores the magical territory of Elfland, sharing tales of elves and faeries from Old Norse sagas, Danish ballads, and Tolkiens Mirkwood. From the mound people of Lu?neburg Heath to the Elf-maids of the Black Forest, The Lore of Old Elfland brings the shrouded activities of the elves into the light. With recipes, crafts, and an elven herbal, author Linda Raedisch invites you to realize your own vision of Elflanda vision that is sure to fill your spirit with unexpected wonders and astonishing delights.

    Bestselling author Lucy Cavendish and renowned artist Jasmine Becket-Griffith have teamed up to create a gorgeous full-color illustrated book. This fabulous collection of re-imagined faerytales restores their pagan wisdom so that every story bubbles over with spells, potions, hexes, faeries, and all manner of magickal beings.

    Once upon a time, faerytales were spirit-stories, tales of mystery, initiation, and transformation, and they were not meant only for children. In addition to twelve wonderful retold stories, this beautiful hardcover book features faerytale-inspired spells, fascinating histories, and the spine-tingling secrets behind the stories. This collaboration between Lucy Cavendish and Jasmine Becket-Griffith is a thrillingly witchy twist on some of the worlds most beloved tales.
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    The Ultimate Book on Macabre Lore & Spiritual Traditions from Yesterday & Today

    Written with a mix of reverence, approachability, and deadpan wit by a funeral industry insider, Morbid Magic is the first multi-cultural guide to death spirituality and traditions from all over the world and from different historical eras. Tomas Prower presents an impressive array of topics, including each cultures views on the hereafter, mourning periods, the deceaseds legacy, handling of remains, and more.

    Discover the lore and magic of death, both on the physical and spiritual planes. Explore hands-on activities, spells, and prayers that will open your eyes to new practices. Experience personal stories and anecdotes by modern people from various regions and religions. This fascinating book makes death a more approachable topic and helps you understand and utilize the profound wisdom of cultures around the globe. From Judaism in the Middle East to shamanism in East Asia, Morbid Magic presents an amazing, in-depth look at how the world deals with death.
    Spring-Heeled Jack--a tall, thin, bounding figure with bat-like wings, clawed hands, wheels of fire for eyes --first leapt to public attention in Victorian London. Author John Matthews provides an extensive look at Spring-Heeled Jack from his ancient beginnings to the present. Greek gods, Norse heroes, Polynesian tricksters, and Native American warriorsthey all have lessons to teach us.

    Since the beginning of time, human beings have relied on myths, fairy tales, and fables to explain life’s mysteries. Bringing a fresh perspective to these age-old tales, Liz Greene and Juliet Sharman-Burke reveal how seekers today can find comfort and support in the legends and lore of the past.

    The Mythic Journey explores the psychological themes of many mythical traditions, recounting stories from Greco-Roman, Hebraic, Egyptian, Celtic, Norse, and various Eastern civilizations. More than 50 myths are beautifully retold, and each is followed by a psychological overview explaining how we can apply the story to our own lives.

    The Mythic Journey is a handbook for human life, guiding readers from the conflicts of family and childhood, through problems of love, intimacy, and ambition, and ultimately to the point when we must face our own mortality. We discover that true self knowledge comes through facing life’s challenges with courage and strength; that beauty, talent, power, and wealth bring their own forms of suffering; and that in the darkness of loneliness, failure, and loss, we have always discovered new light and new hope.
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    The Greek myths are the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney. They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West. In Stephen Frys hands the stories of the titans and gods become a brilliantly entertaining account of ribaldry and revelry, warfare and worship, debauchery, love affairs and life lessons, slayings and suicides, triumphs and tragedies. Youll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaias revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis. Thoroughly spellbinding, informative and moving, Stephen Frys Mythos perfectly captures these stories for the modern age - in all their rich and deeply human relevance. 'Tis the Season for Witches, Elves, and a Legion of Ghosts

    Not so very long ago, Yuletide was as much a chilling season of ghosts and witches as it was a festival of goodwill. In The Old Magic of Christmas, you'll rub elbows with veiled spirits, learn the true perils of elves, and discover a bestiary of enchanted creatures. Rife with the more frightful characters from folklore and the season's most petulant ghosts, this book takes you on a spooky sleigh ride from the silvered firs of a winter forest to the mirrored halls of the Snow Queen. Along the way, you'll discover how to bring the festivities into your home with cookie recipes and craft instructions, as well as tips for delving more deeply into your relationship with the unseen.
    The terrifying truth is that the Earth is one big farm.

    And to paranormal parasites . . . we are the cattle.

    Most people remain oblivious to the truththeres a monstrous menagerie of supernatural entities that feed upon human victims without our knowledge. Fueling themselves with our psychic energy, high states of emotion, and essential lifeforce, these dark entities attack as we sleep and even in our waking hours, terrifying and tormenting unsuspecting souls whenever and wherever they can.

    Join Nick Redfern as he delves deep into the long history of struggle between us and them. Learn the ways of Shadow People, supernatural seducers, poltergeists, tulpas, the Slenderman, Men in Black, and many other types of energy creatures. With this exciting books help, youll be ready to face the ancient evil that has lurked in the shadows of mankind since the beginning of time.