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The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries
by WY Evans-Wentz
Binding: Paperback, 500 pages
Publisher: BiblioLife
Weight: 1.15 pound
Dimension: H: 0.75 x L: 7.8 x W: 0.47 inches
ISBN 10: 1437530672
ISBN 13: 9781437530674
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: SECTION I THE LIVING FAIRY FAITH CHAPTER II THE TAKING OF EVIDENCE ' During all these centuries the Celt has kept in his heart some affinity with the mighty beings ruling in the Unseen, once so evident to the heroic races who preceded him. His legends and faery tales have connected his soul with the inner lives of air and water and earth, and they in turn have kept his heart sweet with hidden influence.' A. E. Method of presentation The logical verdict Trustworthiness of legends The Fairy Faith held by the highly educated Celt as well as by the Celtic peasant The evidence is complete and adequate Its analysis The Fairy Tribes dealt with Witnesses and their testimony: from Ireland, with introduction by Dr. Douglas Hyde ; from Scotland, with introduction by Dr. Alexander Carmichael; from the Isle of Man, with introduction by Miss Sophia Morrison ; from Wales, with introduction by the Right Hon. Sir John Rhys ; from Cornwall, with introduction by Mr. Henry Jenner; and from Brittany, with introduction by Professor Anatole Le Braz. I. GENERAL INTRODUCTION Various possible plans have presented themselves for setting forth the living Fairy Faith as I have found it during my travels in the six Celtic countries among the people who hold it. To take a bit here and a bit there from a miscellaneous group of psychological experiences, fairy legends and stories which are linked together almost inseparably in the mind of the one who tells them, does not seem at all satisfactory, nor even just, in trying to arrive at a correct result. Classification under various headings, such, for example, as Fairy Abductions, Changelings, or Appearances of Fairies, seems equally unsatisfactory ; for as soon as the details of folk lore such as I am presenting are isolated from one another eve...

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