Mythology Folk Tales

Download E-books How about Demons?: Possession and Exorcism in the Modern World (Folklore Today) PDF

By Felicitas D. Goodman

"Quite an engaging book... " ―Religious reports Review

"It is via some distance stronger to anything on demons we've seen long ago few years." ―The American Rationalist

"... Goodman is to be counseled for a stimulating and wide-reaching remedy of a compelling and much-debated subject." ―Journal of Folklore Research

Rich intimately derived from the author's fieldwork and the anthropological literature, this paintings paints an image of ownership as one of many frequently optimistic and such a lot common of human non secular reviews. It additionally information the ritual of exorcism, that's utilized while issues pass wrong.

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Download E-books Folklore of Wales PDF

Wales is a Celtic kingdom and the Celts have regularly valuable oral studying and recitation. certainly they've got a fondness for committing evidence to reminiscence instead of hoping on the written notice. So it truly is no shock, as we will be able to see from Anne Ross' learn, that Welsh folklore and story-telling is so wealthy and sundry. as well as reading the half performed via the medieval church during this oral culture, person chapters disguise legends linked to place-names; calendar customs; giants and monsters; omens and moment sight; witches, ghosts and faries; supernatural birds and animals; and, folks therapeutic and natural treatments. The panorama is studded with the continues to be of historic monuments, that are visible because the construction of gods and heroes. each lake had its legend, even if it's inhabited by way of a grim, massive afanc, or through a stunning, enchanted maiden, or perhaps harbours a drowned payment the place the bell nonetheless tolls to hot of coming near near storms. Giants stalk the land, whereas faries might be harmful, opposed and significant propitiation. Omens of capability marriage companions have been avidly sought via women, whereas ghostly death-lights - corpse candles - will be obvious relocating relentlessly in the direction of the person that was once doomed to demise. a complete international of the earlier is to be present in this wealthy treasure residence of inherited lore.

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Download E-books The Politics of Myth (Suny Series, Issues in the Study of Religion): A Study of C. G. Jung, Mircea Eliade, and Joseph Campbell PDF

The Politics of fantasy examines the political opinions implicit within the mythological theories of 3 of the main largely learn popularizers of fantasy within the 20th century, C. G. Jung, Mircea Eliade, and Joseph Campbell. All 3 had highbrow roots within the anti-modern pessimism and romanticism that still helped provide upward push to ecu fascism, and all 3 were accused of fascist and anti-Semitic sentiments. even as, they themselves tended towards individualistic perspectives of the ability of fantasy, believing that the realm of historical fantasy contained assets that may be of substantial aid to humans baffled by way of the ambiguities and superficiality of recent lifestyles. Robert Ellwood info the existence and considered every one mythologist and the highbrow and non secular international during which they labored. He reports the harmful fees which were made approximately their politics, taking them heavily whereas endeavoring to place them within the context of the individual's whole profession and lifelong contribution. specifically, he seeks to extract from their released paintings the view of the political global that turns out so much congruent with it.

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Download E-books Documenting Ourselves: Film, Video, and Culture PDF

By Sharon R. Sherman

For the reason that Robert Flaherty's landmark movie Nanook of the North (1922) arguments have raged over even if movie files of individuals and traditions can ever be "authentic." And but by no means sooner than has a unmarried quantity mixed documentary, ethnographic, and folkloristic filmmaking to discover this controversy.

What occurs once we flip the digicam on ourselves? this question has lengthy plagued documentary filmmakers excited by problems with reflexivity, topic participation, and self-consciousness. Documenting Ourselves contains interviews with filmmakers Les clean, Pat Ferrero, Jorge Preloran, invoice Ferris, and others, who talk about the methods their very own productions and matters have inspired them. Sharon Sherman examines the historical past of documentary movies and discusses present theiroeis and strategies of folklore and fieldwork.

But Sharon Sherman doesn't restrict herself to the issues confronted by way of filmmakers this present day. She examines the background of documentary movies, tracing them from their origins as a method of taking pictures human movement in the course of the emergence of varied movie kinds. She additionally discusses present theories and methods of folklore and fieldwork, concluding that advances in video expertise have made the camcorder a vital software that has the capability to redefine the character of the documentary itself.

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Download E-books A Dictionary of Superstitions PDF

Is it stable or undesirable success to say a pig to a fisherman? What does it portend for those who holiday a double-yolked egg? what percentage frogs do you want to therapy whooping cough?
starting from the normal to the unusual, and together with every thing from spells and omens to rituals and taboos, this delightfully informative dictionary covers a wide range of renowned superstitions, bearing on almost each element of human tradition. They include kinfolk lifestyles and the lore of farmers, sailors, miners, and actors; supply recommendation at the symptoms to monitor while considering a trip or a wedding; display the importance of animals, crops, stones, shades, foods and drinks, the weather, and heavenly our bodies; and description the precautions to be taken after a loss of life in the home or in the course of a thunderstorm. each one access is prepared alphabetically in accordance with its imperative inspiration or item, and illustrated with a range of chronologically ordered quotations that point out the heritage and improvement of every trust.
Superstitions have by no means earlier than been handled in such intensity or on any such scale. An exciting quantity for somebody focused on the ideals of the previous, A Dictionary of Superstitions additionally makes a useful contribution to the research of folklore, supplying the 1st systematic account of ideals that shape a vital part of our social existence.

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Download E-books Riders of Rohan (Middle Earth Role Playing/MERP) PDF

By Christian Gehman

RIDERS OF ROHAN contains: * 6 FULL-COLOR PAGES: a 2 web page map of the Hornburg quarter, plus maps of Framsburg, the Drúadan wooded area, Edoras, and a nearby map of Rohan * significant LAYOUTS: of Buhr Marling (a fortified Horse-lord village), Ilanin (a wain village), The Hornburg, The Juggler's corridor, The Signal-tower, and The resort of Greys * THE RIDERS: an outline of the Northmen Horse-lords throughout the 3rd Age into the early years of the Fourth Age * different population: The Dunlendings, Half-orcs, The Servants of the White Hand, and the Drúedain

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Download E-books Drawing Stories from around the World and a Sampling of European Handkerchief Stories PDF

By Anne Pellowski

Drawing an image whereas telling a narrative is a convention that may be present in cultures round the world―perhaps courting again to early cave work. nobody is familiar with while or the place this designated type of storytelling originated, yet for generations, drawing tales have thrilled and proficient listeners―and they proceed to fascinate audiences this present day. popular storyteller Anne Pellowski has traveled the area, gathering drawing tales from such diversified nations as Indonesia, Korea, Romania, Germany, Sweden, and Japan. the following she provides greater than 30 ready-to-tell stories, in addition to step by step instructions for the inventive illustrations that accompany them, and information for enticing your viewers in extra studying. An additional characteristic is the inclusion of five pleasant handkerchief (hanky panky) tales, which originated in Europe within the nineteenth century. A necessary treasury for educators, storytellers, and folklorists.

Drawing an image whereas telling a narrative is a practice that may be present in cultures round the world―perhaps courting again to early cave work. not anyone is aware while and the place this certain kind of storytelling originated, yet for generations, drawing tales have overjoyed and knowledgeable listeners―and they proceed to fascinate audiences at the present time. popular storyteller Anne Pellowski has traveled the area, amassing drawing tales from such assorted international locations as Indonesia, Korea, Romania, Germany, Sweden and Japan. the following she offers greater than 30 ready-to-tell stories, besides step by step instructions for the creative illustrations that accompany them, and guidance for attractive your viewers in additional studying. you will discover famous stories, resembling The Black Cat, which was once made recognized by way of Lewis Carroll, in addition to many drawing tales that experience by no means earlier than seemed in print, together with a couple of jap ekaki-uta and Australian Aboriginal sand tales. An extra characteristic is the inclusion of five pleasant handkerchief (hanky panky) tales, which originated in Europe within the nineteenth century. old heritage of the stories, notes on assets, and a bibliography whole the paintings. bound to enchant listeners old and young, those uncomplicated stories in particular entice state-of-the-art visible rookies, and will simply be integrated into curriculum reports and into the storyteller's repertoire. A invaluable treasury for educators, storytellers, and folklorists.

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Download E-books Five Enchanted Roses PDF

By Kaycee Browning, Visit Amazon's Savannah Jezowski Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Savannah Jezowski, , Jenelle

Rediscover the attraction! a boat bearing the souls of sinful sailors drifts upon a ghostly sea. An abbey looms because the ultimate security among mortals and ghouls of the underworld. within the stillness of a throne room, statues stand ceaselessly frozen in a second of terror. Monsters and males stalk their prey deep within the jungle’s shadows. A rose blooms within the useless of wintry weather, sheltered within the ruins of an historic Scottish fortress. And purely real love can unfastened the Beast from his legal.

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Download E-books Of Myth, Life, and War in Plato's Republic (Studies in Continental Thought) PDF

"Baracchi has pointed out pivotal issues round which the Republic operates; this permits a examining of the total textual content to unfold.... a really fantastically written book." ―Walter Brogan

"... a piece that opens new and well timed vistas in the Republic.... Her approach... is thorough and rigorous." ―John Sallis

Although Plato’s Republic might be the main influential textual content within the historical past of Western philosophy, Claudia Baracchi reveals that the paintings continues to be vague and enigmatic. to totally comprehend and savour its that means, she argues, we needs to attend to what its unique language discloses. via a detailed examining of the Greek textual content, conscious of the pervasiveness of tale and fable, Baracchi investigates the dialogue’s significant subject matters. the 1st a part of the publication addresses problems with new release, replica, and rot as they follow to the founding of Socrates’ simply urban. the second one half takes up the relationship among battle and the cycle of existence, using a radical research of Plato’s rendition of the parable of Er. Baracchi indicates that the Republic is anxious all through with the advanced yet intertwined problems with lifestyles and warfare, finding the location of this tangled net of development and destruction within the legendary measurement of the Platonic city.

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