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The Real World Of Fairies

Author : Dora van Gelder Kunz
ISBN : 9780835630696
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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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.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

A Most Unusual Life

Author : Kirsten van Gelder
ISBN : 9780835631785
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Born on a sugar plantation in Java at the turn of the 20th century, psychic, alternative healer, and writer Dora van Gelder Kunz was to become one of the most unique and unforgettable women of her age. This biography traces her life from her signs of clairvoyant ability in early childhood through her pioneering development, with Delores Krieger, of Therapeutic Touch; her presidency of the Theosophical Society in America; and, finally, her death at ninety-five. Among her several seminal books in the genre of modern esoteric literature are The Real World of Fairies, The Personal Aura, and Spiritual Healing. Those who knew Dora were captivated by her blunt honesty, tremendous perception, deep compassion, and infinite capacity for hilarity. As this book lovingly chronicles, hers was indeed a most unusual life.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Inside The Secret Life Of Fairies

Author : Maggie Hamilton
ISBN : 9781401958893
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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What is it about fairies that enchants us so? Where do these elusive beings live, and what do they do? Why is it some see fairies and others do not? What's the truth about glamour? And why when they promise your dreams will come true, do fairies grant threewishes? Maggie Hamilton has spent a decade exploring the rich world of the fairy. Having talked with people from all walks of life, she captures their astonishing, sometimes poignant encounters with fairies here. Read about the fairies found in people's homes and gardens, deep in nature, and in city streets and parks. On this mesmerising journey deep into this achingly beautiful otherworld, you'll discover the many exquisite possibilities present at dawn and dusk, and why the fairy kingdom has an ecology all of its own. Learn about the notes plants sound, and why some indigenous peoples no longer need to pick a plant to access its healing properties. Find out how to work with fairies to heal the earth and your own bruised spirit, and how this quest can transform you inside and out. For those with their own fairy stories to tell, and fairy lovers everywhere.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Fairy Tale Vanguard

Author : Stijn Praet
ISBN : 9781527536548
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Ever since its early modern inception as a literary genre unto its own, the fairy tale has frequently provided authors with a textual space in which to reflect on the nature, status and function of their own writing and that of literature in general. At the same time, it has served as an ideal laboratory for exploring and experimenting with the boundaries of literary convention and propriety. While scholarship pertaining to these phenomena has focused primarily on the fairy-tale adaptations and deconstructions of postmodern(ist) writers, this essay collection adopts a more diachronic approach. It offers fairy-tale scholars and students a series of theoretical and literary-historical expositions, as well as case studies on English, French, German, Swedish, Danish, and Romanian texts from the seventeenth to the twenty-first century, by authors as diverse as Marie-Catherine d’Aulnoy, Rikki Ducornet, Hans Christian Andersen and Robert Coover.
Category: Literary Criticism

Parallel Worlds The Existence Of Fairies Real Life Stories

Author : Richard Bullivant
ISBN : 1544602820
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The most amazing thing about fairies is this: They just refuse to go away. Through five centuries of advancing modern science and rigorous attempts to stamp out superstitions and the old belief systems, the fairy folk still make themselves known today. Modern science tells us confidently: Fairies do not exist. But there's a problem with this statement: People keep seeing and encountering fairies. This prompts the sceptics to trot out all the old explanations: The witness was mistaken or maybe saw something that only looked like a fairy; it's a hoax; the witness is lying or has an overactive imagination; the witness is suffering from mental illness. If multiple witnesses are involved, well, then it's time to bring out the time tested: Mass hysteria. And yet, a large number of the documented encounters with fairy entities belie all of these standard explanations. Most of the people who come face to face with fairies are completely normal people, mentally stable, not superstitious and very often not even religious. As we have seen, even men of hard science have encounters with little people at the most unexpected times and in the most unexpected situations. If fairies are real, the implications are astounding. For one thing, it means that we are not alone. That is, the human race is not the only species on the planet with higher-form, self-reflective intelligence. Indeed, it is an unnerving possibility for many people that the fairy folk may even represent a species that occupies an even higher plane of intelligence than our own. It may mean we are not the top species of earth. But others point out: If the fairy folk are superior to us in intelligence, why don't they rule and dominate the planet as does the human race? The answer is: Because they are different. The fairy population would appear to be not a technological race. They do not relate to their environment in the same way that we do. Rather than seeking to control and dominate nature, the fairy folk seem content to live in a kind of eternal harmony and balance with nature. They have ways to manipulate their environment which are so different from ours that it appears as magic to us. This difference between man and fairy has often put them at odds with each other. As the human race grows beyond seven billion people and our cities threaten to engulf every square mile of the planet, the fairy folk may cease to be the passive co-inhabitants of the earth they have always seemed to be. Will there be a limit? That is, is the day coming when those denizens of the fairy realm decide that they cannot let the human race swallow the entire planet with swarms of people that are consuming everything in sight? Or will the fairies just retreat further away into their own dimensions of existence, and leave the human race to its own fate? On the other hand, there is still hope. The human race may still find a way to live in harmony with the natural environment of the planet while, at the same time, continuing to be and do what human beings do - expand technologically and in knowledge, continue to explore and to grow the quality of our consciousness. The day may be coming when man and fairy find their mutual interests come full circle to support each other. Perhaps one day the human race and the fairy realm will come to know each other as fellow residents of the same planet, each species different and unique, but able to live together in cooperation in one world. A world where men, women and fairy folk all live in harmony on the same planet, each acknowledging the other's existence and accepting each other as natural - that would be a remarkable New World indeed.
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Acquabosco Fairies

Author : Swonild Ilenia Genovese
ISBN : 9781446778258
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The Secret World Of Fairies

Author : P. Anderson
ISBN : 9780557444014
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A magical journey with fairies and the woodland forest they live in. Stories of gentle hearts and moments that should live in every child's dreams.An ideal illustrated book of bedtime stories
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Tales From The Perilous Realm

Author : J.R.R. Tolkien
ISBN : 9780547952093
Genre : Fiction
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Never before published in a single volume, Tolkien’s four novellas (Farmer Giles of Ham, Leaf by Niggle, Smith of Wootton Major, and Roverandom) and one book of poems (The Adventures of Tom Bombadil) are gathered together for the first time. This new, definitive collection of works — which had appeared separately, in various formats, between 1949 and 1998 — comes with an illuminating introduction from esteemed author and Tolkien expert Tom Shippey as well as Tolkein’s most celebrated essay, “On Fairy-stories,” which astutely addresses the relationship between fairy tales and fantasy. The book is the perfect opportunity for fans of Middle-earth to enjoy some of Tolkien’s often overlooked yet most creative storytelling. With dragons and sand sorcerers, sea monsters and hobbits, knights and dwarves, this collection contains all the classic elements for Tolkien buffs of all ages.
Category: Fiction

The English Romance In Time

Author : Helen Cooper
ISBN : 9780191530272
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The English Romance in Time is a study of English romance across the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. It explores romance motifs - quests and fairy mistresses, passionate heroines and rudderless boats and missing heirs - from the first emergence of the genre in French and Anglo-Norman in the twelfth century down to the early seventeenth. This is a continuous story, since the same romances that constituted the largest and most sophisticated body of secular fiction in the Middle Ages went on to enjoy a new and vibrant popularity at all social levels in black-letter prints as the pulp fiction of the Tudor age. This embedded culture was reworked for political and Reformation propaganda and for the 'writing of England', as well as providing a generous reservoir of good stories and dramatic plots. The different ways in which the same texts were read over several centuries, or the same motifs shifted meaning as understanding and usage altered, provide a revealing and sensitive measure of historical and cultural change. The book accordingly looks at those processes of change as well as at how the motifs themselves work, to offer a historical semantics of the language of romance conventions. It also looks at how politics and romance intersect - the point where romance comes true. The historicizing of the study of literature is belatedly leading to a wider recognition that the early modern world is built on medieval foundations. This book explores both the foundations and the building. Similarly, generic theory, which previously tended to operate on transhistorical assumptions, is now acknowledging that genre interacts crucially with cultural context - with changing audiences and ideologies and means of dissemination. The generation into which Spenser and Shakespeare were born was the last to be brought up on a wide range of medieval romances in their original forms, and they could therefore exploit their generic codings in new texts aimed at both elite and popular audiences. Romance may since then have lost much of its cultural centrality, but the universal appeal of these same stories has continued to fuel later works from Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress to C.S. Lewis and Tolkien.
Category: Literary Criticism

Reading Harry Potter

Author : Giselle Liza Anatol
ISBN : 0313320675
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The tropes and themes of J. K. Rowling's massively popular series are interpreted within the context of its audience.
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