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Undines Lessons From the Realm of the Water Spirits by William R. Mistele, Isbn: 9781556439087


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Undines Lessons From the Realm of the Water Spirits by William R. Mistele

Undines will appeal broadly to readers of mythology, fantasy, and fairy tales, particularly to those who work with nature spirits and elemental beings, Druids, Wiccans, pagans, and those interested in magic and mysticism.

Title: Undines Lessons From the Realm of the Water Spirits
Author: William R. Mistele
Isbn: 9781556439087
Format: Paperback, 320 pages
Year: 2010
Category: Mind, Body, Spirit

Undines takes readers directly into the water spirits' realm through stories, personal encounters, and interviews with such luminaries as Istiphul, the undine queen whose presence embodies the magical essence of the feminine. Whether seen as fact or fairy tale, Undines presents archetypal truths and insights into human nature. The powers and abilities that undines display are latent in us all and crucial to humanity's evolution (or mere survival): harmony with nature, empathy and compassion, a deep capacity to love, and a cooperative rather than combative relationship to the world. Undines will appeal broadly to readers of mythology, fantasy, and fairy tales, particularly to practitioners that work with nature spirits and elemental beings, Druids, Wiccans, pagans, and those interested in magic and mysticism.

Undines, comes from the Latin root unda, which means "wave"-- are water elementals, or spirits of the water world. Like their fellow elementals--salamanders (fire), sylphs (air), and gnomes (earth)--undines are united with, and personify, their element. First mentioned in the alchemical works of medieval botanist Paracelsus, undines appear throughout European folklore. Who are these mysterious creatures of lakes, oceans, and waterfalls!
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Review by Carolyn Wild:

Building on his own personal experiences, William Mistele presents us with an enchanting and inspiring book using the undines’ empathy with the universe and humanity.
William Mistele devotes the first part of his book to Queen Istiphul, in his view the most beautiful woman ever, with whom he shares thoughts and dialogue on many occasions, offering a deep insight into her personality and character and the way it influences the forces of nature.
The traits of other undines are discussed in the second part, and the third part comprises various essays and poems on the intriguing subject of water spirits, nymphs, sylphs, nixies, naiads and more.

 


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