Gary R. Varner's third book, Water of Life--Water of Death: The Folklore and Mythology of Sacred Water will be published in the next few months. If you would like to receive an advance notice and the chance to obtain a copy at a reduced price please send your name and address to paganessays.yahoo.com. You will be placed on the publishers mailing list.
This book will continue the examination of the folklore and traditions associated with sacred water sites around the world but will focus on Native American sacred sites and how they also fit within the lore of other cultures, locations, and times. Water Monsters, Mermaids, Faeries, sunken cities, healings and ghostly presences are as common in Native American lore as they are in Ireland and Africa.
The book will contain original photographs by the author as well as an extensive bibliography and index. This book will be a must for anyone interested in folklore, ancient traditions and the unknown.