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A Child’s Eye View of Ghosts and Hauntings By Alan Leddon
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People all over the world have long believed that the dead can come back to visit the living. Worldwide, people envision see-through, airy, frightening beings who return to point out killers,... More > complete unfinished work, visit loved ones, or seek vindication. Why does everyone imagine the same thing? Maybe it is not imagination... In this latest Child's Eye View Book, Alan Leddon presents information on 60 types of Ghosts from world mythology, as well as thirty-eight mythological figures associated with ghosts and their journeys. A long vocabulary list of terms related to ghost studies and a list of fifteen fairly well known hauntings round out the superb research of this excellent book. The author discusses why funerals are important (it is not why you think!) and explains why different cultures have a similar view of the restless dead. This is not a collection of almost spooky stories...this is a textbook of real world beliefs and practices.< Less
A Child’s Eye View of Totems and Tutelary Spirits By Alan Leddon
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Written for the 8 to 13 year old crowd, but enjoyable for all ages, this book examines teaching and protective spirits, spirit ancestors, and power animals from mythologies from all over the world.... More > Good, protective spirits and malevolent "evil spirits" from all six inhabited continents are discussed in an easy to read format. Forty three mythological types of protector spirits and twenty two individual types of evil spirits from around the world have their own separate entries. The reader is offered seven activities to better understand the mythology, many focusing on the reader's hometown and what stories may be told about spirits there. A must have for true seekers of enlightenment and students of mythology alike!< Less
A Child's Eye View of Vampires By Alan Leddon
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Alan Leddon delights readers with this collection of exhaustively researched vampires and vampire like creatures from around the world. Explore the enormous variety of mythological and real world... More > creatures that have been feared for centuries. In these pages, learn about 78 varieties of vampires, witches, and hungry ghosts from the mythology of the seven inhabited continents, alongside 50 mythological creatures that have vampire-like traits. Learn about four different diets for vampires, and why funerals are important for preventing people from becoming vampires. Most importantly, learn how people from the world over have tried to protect themselves from these parasitic creatures!< Less
A Child's Eye View of Fair Folk By Alan Leddon
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Alan Leddon once again delights and educates readers of all ages in this installment in the "A Child's Eye View" series. It features the artwork of Kidril Telrunya and scholarly research... More > along with some personal experience with the mythological Fairies of cultures from all six inhabited continents. Learn about Fae from Japan, Australia, and Native Americans alongside the many varieties of Ireland and Scotland! Over ninety forms of Fair Folk are detailed, many with regional or cultural variations. An extensive "Fairy" vocabulary list and a list of non-Fairy entities (for comparison purposes) round out the basic information. Six activities help to better understand the world of the Wee People.< Less

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