Witches, Werewolves, and Fairies: Shapeshifters and Astral Doubles in the Middle Ages

Witches, Werewolves, and Fairies: Shapeshifters and Astral Doubles in the Middle Ages - Claude Lecouteux Well written, well researched, very informative book about the origin and significance of pagan beliefs in the Double, and follows its transforming features (witches, werewolves and fairies) through the ages. The author analyses Germanic-Scandinavian and other European legends, to uncovered an almost forgotten religious concept: that every individual owns three souls and that one of these souls, the Double, can leave the physical body while in sleep or a trance, journey where it chooses, then reenter its physical body.

I wish the book was fatter. ;)