The Encyclopedia of Mystics, Saints, and Sages
A Guide to Asking for Protection, Wealth, Happiness, and Everything Else!
Discover the World of Mystics, Saints, and Sages . . .
Throughout history, people of all countries, cultures, and spiritual and religious traditions have looked beyond the grave for help in facing life’s problems. Here, bestselling author Judika Illes pulls together the stories, myths, and legends about the mystics, saints, and sages who people have called upon for help. Including saints from many traditions—Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, Pagan, Sufi, and more—this is the essential guide for all who are interested in folklore, mythology, and history, and will help seekers identify which holy being to approach for assistance with any situation. The Encyclopedia of Mystics, Saints, and Sages features saints deriving from every inhabited continent.
Within these pages you will find:
- How to determine your own personal saintly benefactors: your own matron and patron saints.
- Saints from a wide variety of spiritual traditions including Buddhist, Christian, Confucianist, Curanderismo, Espiritismo, Hindu, Jewish, Maria Lionza, Neo-Pagan, Santeria, Spiritualist, Sufi, and Thelemite.
- Official and unofficial Roman Catholic and Orthodox Christian saints and saints deriving from the Coptic, Ethiopian, Maronite, and other Churches.
- Folk saints from around the world including Vietnam, Argentina, Chile, and Venezuela.
- Child saints and venerable saints; archangel saints, even a dog saint and a mermaid saint.
- Spells, rituals, and suggested offerings for individual saints.
- Methods of showing your appreciation for favors granted and miracles received.
- Appendixes linking saints with patronages including professions, illnesses, situations, and locations.
- An explanation of the various traditional calendar systems used to accurately determine the feast days of saints from many spiritual traditions.