Category Archives: Spirits 101

Succubi and Incubi Part 10

Female and male respectively, succubi and incubi are commonly put into the demon category of spirits.  This is true particularly true in monotheistic believe systems, but less so in polytheistic ones that don’t have the view that all things are … Continue reading

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Nymphs – Part 9

The favorite nature spirit of teen-aged boys, nymphs can be found almost everywhere in the wild, but do not like areas of “tame” nature.  They are everywhere:  They live in mountains, hills, woodlands, rivers, streams and lakes, just to name … Continue reading

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Sprites – Part 8

Elves and fairies are often lumped into this category, but sprites are more appropriately put into the category of minor elemental spirits.  Sprites can be helpful, playful, capricious, and often, unintentionally dangerous.  Tick them off and they can be intentionally … Continue reading

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Attracting Spirits to You – Part 7

Attracting spirits is both easier and harder than most people expect. All you need is energy, most spirits’ favorite meal, and you can have a spirit gathering the size of a rock concert. Fortunately, with a few exceptions, the energy … Continue reading

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Deities and Pantheons – Part 5

This is where things get complicated.  Whether monotheistic or polytheistic, spirits are placed in a complex hierarchical structure.  Polytheistic cultures have entire families of gods, demigods, semi-gods and minions all working within the structure for both the benefit and/or detriment … Continue reading

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Field and Fey/Agrarian Cultures – Part 4

Growing crops and raising livestock means a settled population and permanent communities.  Spirits it seems, at least our perception of them, settled down as well.  Individual types explode in numbers: an example is the wide variety of creatures associated with … Continue reading

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Place Spirits, Wandering Spirits and Elementals Nomadic Herders – Part 3

Place spirits include spirits that inhabit the areas passed through by nomadic peoples.  The range of a nomadic group can cover a large area. Within that area in specific locations, such as river crossings, mountain passes, and desert oases are … Continue reading

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Animism/Hunter-gatherer Societies – Part 2

Animism is the belief that all things each have their own spirit.  Every tree, every rock, every animal, every object in nature has its own spirit.  Additionally, there is an over-arcing spirit form of these spirits: the Spirit of Tree … Continue reading

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Spirits 101

The growth on cable media of television shows dedicated to spirits and hauntings is also increasing awareness of spirits.  The similarity of activity shown in the media presents a limited view of spirit entities. Interaction between humans and spirits has … Continue reading

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