The Encyclopedia of Spirits

The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods and Goddesses

Enter the world of spirits!

The Encyclopedia of Spirits is a comprehensive and entertaining A to Z of spirits from around this world and the next. The spirits in this encyclopedia represent every inhabited continent, deriving from many cultures, eras, and spiritual traditions. Some, like the goddesses Kwan Yin and Ma Zu, currently possess millions of devotees while others are barely remembered. Within this book, you’ll find individual spirits of varying degrees of power as well as type (genres) of spirits from all over Earth.

  • Astarte, Azazel, Ba’al, Asherah and other spirits of the Bible
  • Mermaids from every corner of the Earth
  • East African Zar, Irish Sidhe, and Burmese Nats
  • Japanese Kami, Kappa, Goryo, Obake, Oni, and Onryo
  • Pomba Giras from Brazil
  • Spirits of Vodou, Santeria, Umbanda, and Candomblé

Awaiting you among these pages are spirits of fertility, birth, healing, death, and destruction; spirits of disaster relief and those of good fortune; spirits whose primary purpose is to relieve world suffering, as well as a few who really enjoy stirring up trouble!

Meet spirits of disease, cat goddesses, dog demons, vampire pumpkins, guardians of children and guardians of cadavers. Discover suppressed Celtic goddesses, secret goddesses of the Kabbalah, female Buddhas, Demeter’s other daughter, African Powers, Dragon Queens, White Ladies, Black Madonnas, the Green Man, the Peacock Angel, lots and lots of ghosts and fairies—some helpful, some not—and many, many more!

In addition to individual and detailed portraits of over one-thousand spirits and types of spirits, The Encyclopedia of Spirits is a practical guide to safely communicating and working with spirits.