Monday, August 9, 2010

Pagan Bookworm review of Secret Commonwelth

Over at the Pagan Bookworm Blog we have an interesting review of the book- The Secret Commonwealth: An Essay on the Nature and Actions of the Subterranean (and for the Most Part) Invisible People, Heretofore Going Under the Name of Elves, Fauns, and Fairies by Robert Kirk.

"The fairies covered in Robert Kirk’s manuscript are not the tiny winged garden pixies of romance and poetry, but spirits of the dead and sometimes fearsome land spirits that were propitiated to stay on their good side. If you wish to learn rural folks’ true beliefs in fairies from the early modern period, you will definitely find them in this work." ...(Cont.)...