Carol Mack is an expansive playwright and one who is well loved. Having produced award winning plays such as Seven, The Accident, Without a Trace, and many more, she's quite influential in her artistic domain. Dinah Mack is a Master's Degree holder in cultural anthropology and was educated in religious studies prior to that.
The mother and daughter duo came together to produce one of the most intriguing and detailed books on world myths and folklore that I've ever come across and it has lasted the test of time over twenty years later.
A Field Guide is meticulously organized in how it delivers information on the entities from cultures throughout the world. Water, Mountain, Forest, Desert, Domicile, & Psyche are the domains to be explored by readers and they'll encounter everything from variations on mermaids, changelings, fallen angels, demons of yore and present, and the entities lurking within the shadowy areas of our minds. I cannot recommend this read enough to those who often wonder about the stories elders once told to children to heighten their awareness of the things that lurk beyond our fenced in lives...
Now back in print in a new gift format, the classic field guide to the demons that have never stopped inhabiting our world. If you met a werewolf on the eve of a full moon, would you know how to tell what he really was? Could you resist the dark charms of a vampire or the lure of a fallen angel? Did you know that the razor-sharp tail of the Mbulu of South Africa has a mind of its own? Or that the Kuru-Pira of Brazil has eyes that glow like embers and fangs ripping from its mouth? In this updated edition of A Field Guide to Demons, Carol and Dinah Mack bring to life some of the most horrific and fascinating creatures ever described in lore and legend. With a deft pen and global perspective,they profile more than ninety bogies including demons, fairies, ghouls, mermaids, vampires, kelpies, werewolves, and more. Readers will delight in exploring the origin, characteristics, and cultural significance of each creature. Organized by habitat, and offering helpful dispelling and disarming techniques in every instance, A Field Guide to Demons will entertain readers of all ages while shedding light on religious and cultural traditions from around the world. It is a must for students, writers, academics, aspiring demon watchers, and anyone interested in mythology or the occult. This edition has a new foreword by Stephen Jones.