Visions and Beliefs in the West of Ireland (Forgotten Books).
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Forgotten Books (7 Nov. 2007)
By: Lady Augusta Gregory (Author)
'Visions and Beliefs in the West of Ireland has been a classic among folklore collections since its first publication in 1920. Lady Gregory started collecting the stories from local people in Clare and West Galway in the 1890s, and in the early years was often accompanied on her trips by W.B.Yeats. Both found the tales a valuable source for their work. Originally intended as a joint project, the two volume collection (here published as a single book) finally appeared under Lady Gregory's name, but Yeats provided notes and two essays, 'Witches and Wizards and Irish Folk-Lore' and 'Swedenborg, Mediums the Desolate Places', both of which appear here.
Many aspects of the supernatural are presented, and there are stories about seers, healers, charms, banshees, fairy forts, the evil eye - this is a treasure trove of west Irish folk-beliefs from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.' (Quote from colinsmythe.co.uk)
Table of Contents:
Publisher:s Preface: Preface: Sea Stories: Seers And Healers: The Evil Eye--the Touch--the Penalty: Away: Herbs, Charms And Wise Women: Astray And Treasure: Banshees And Warnings: In The Way: The Fighting Of The Friends: The Unquiet Dead: Appearances: Butter: The Fool Of The Forth: Forths And Sheoguey Places: Blacksmiths: Monsters And Sheoguey Beasts: Friars And Priest Cures: Witches And Wizards And Irish Folk-lore (w.b. Yeats): Swedenborg, Mediums And The Desolate Places (w.b. Yeats): Endnotes
About the Publisher:
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