By Carol K. Mack, Dinah Mack
Watch your again! . . . easy methods to spot and establish demons and different subversive spirits . . . And what to do next.
Demons, fairies, and fallen angels are in all places. They lurk at crossroads, crouch in the back of doorways, conceal in bushes, slip into beds, wait in caves, hover at weddings and childbirths, hide themselves as acquaintances, relatives-even conceal themselves as you. they're robust; they're protean; they're enthralling. And, to the uninformed, they can be invisible. This illustrated guide-the first of its kind-reveals the impressive variations of the demon and fairy species world wide. jam-packed with lore approximately every one demon, detailing its origins, the tradition surrounding it, and its reputed antics and exploits, A box advisor to Demons, Fairies, Fallen Angels, and different Subversive Spirits is an engaging exploration of world mythologies. ideal for the armchair traveller and the intrepid, pro demon-spotter alike, this whole advisor to subversive spirits bargains a behind-the-scenes examine the devilish mishaps, impish irritations, and demonic devastations that punctuate our lives.
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The washing of hands and feet, the baptismal font, the sacred spring, and the holy well — all flow with myth. Human sacrifices were routinely cast into water to propitiate the spirits within, and then fortunes were told by oracles at the riverbank. Vast seas with their still uncharted depths and their mysterious hidden creatures have prompted many sailors' tales. Watch Water for its unpredictable, creative figures, its subaqueous fairy kingdoms, sunken demonic treasures, fierce guardians, and oceans of stories.
The Munuane began to feel around rather stupidly in the 2 3 / MUNUANE water with his hands while far away ashore the fisherman watched his futile search. Then, suddenly, the Munuane spotted the man, climbed from the raft, and the chase began. The man climbed up a palm tree and, using his magic powers, made it grow taller until it bent over like a bridge to the other side of the lagoon. He jumped off, and immediately the tree shrunk back to its original size, thwarting the demon's pursuit. The following day, the Munuane reached the man's village.
As a sacred element, water is believed to hold purifying and healing powers. It can relieve thirst, renew the earth, or destroy by flood. If water is withheld there will be drought and death. It is both the elixir of life and the source of the deluge. Approaching a body of water is still an occasion for prayer in many traditions. The washing of hands and feet, the baptismal font, the sacred spring, and the holy well — all flow with myth. Human sacrifices were routinely cast into water to propitiate the spirits within, and then fortunes were told by oracles at the riverbank.