The Seer: In Celtic And Other Traditions. Edinburgh, John Donald Publishers Ltd., 1989.
DAVIDSON, Hilda Ellis
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Edinburgh, John Donald Publishers Ltd., 1989. 1st Edition 8vo 240 x 160mm 146pp. Hardcover in blue cloth bindings with dust jacket. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Beginning with Scotland, this collection of essays examines various manifestations of the power to se what is normally hidden, in different periods and societies. It ranges from the seers of ancient Israel to the personal experiences of a gifted woman from Skye, and from the powers attributed to St Columba in the 6th century to a flourishing new cult in Japan which aims at healing psychosomatic illness attributed to the attacks of infant ghosts who were victims of abortion. The volume presents the results of scholarly investigation without demanding specialised knowledge from the reader. Bookseller Inventory # 001969