Kirk Is A Magnificent Dish To Set Before Any Student Of Either Folk Lore Or Folk Psychology Times Literary SupplementIn The Late Th Century, A Scottish Minister Went Looking For Supernatural Creatures Of A Middle Nature Betwixt Man And Angel Robert Kirk Roamed The Highlands, Talking To His Parishioners And Other Country Folk About Their Encounters With Fairies, Wraiths, Elves, Doppelgangers, And Other Agents Of The Spirit World Magic Was A Part Of Everyday Life For Kirk And His Fellow Highlanders, And This Remarkable Book Offers Rare Glimpses Into Their Enchanted RealmLeft In Manuscript Form Upon The Author S Death In , This Volume Was First Published In At The Behest Of Sir Walter Scott In , The Distinguished Folklorist Andrew Lang Re Edited The Work Lang S Introduction To Kirk S Extraordinary Blend Of Science, Religion, And Superstition Is Included In This Edition For Many Years, The Secret Commonwealth Was Hard To Find Available, If At All, Only In Scholarly Editions Academicians As Well As Lovers Of Myths And Legends Will Prize This Authoritative But Inexpensive Edition
Robert Kirk 9 December 1644 14 May 1692 was a minister, Gaelic scholar and folklorist, best known for The Secret Commonwealth, a treatise on fairy folklore, witchcraft, ghosts and second sight of the Scottish Highlands.
- 96 pages
- The Secret Commonwealth: An Essay of the Nature and Actions of the Subterranean (and, for the Most Part) Invisible People, Heretofioir Going under the Name of Elves, Fauns, and Fairies
- Robert Kirk
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