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Download E-books The Hour of Meeting Evil Spirits: An Encyclopedia of Mononoke and Magic (Yokai) PDF

By Matthew Meyer

In Japan, it's acknowledged that there are eight million kami. those spirits surround all kinds of supernatural creature; from malign to significant, demonic to divine, and every little thing in among. so much of them appear unusual and scary—even evil—from a human point of view. they're recognized by means of myriad names: bakemono, chimimoryo, mamono, mononoke, obake, oni, and yokai.

Yokai reside in an international that parallels our personal. Their lives resemble ours in lots of methods. they've got societies and rivalries. They devour, sing, dance, play, struggle, compete, or even salary conflict. usually, we hold to our international they usually hold to theirs. notwithstanding, there are occasions and locations the place the limits among the worlds skinny, and crossing over is feasible.

The twilight hour—the border among sunlight and darkness—is whilst the boundary among worlds is at its thinnest. Twilight is the best time for yokai to go into this global, or for people to incidentally pass into theirs. Our international remains to be conscious and lively, however the international of the supernatural is commencing to stir. Superstition tells humans to come to their villages and remain inside of whilst the sunlight units on the way to stay away from working into demons. it's because in jap the twilight hour is named omagatoki: "the hour of assembly evil spirits."

This encyclopedia comprises over a hundred twenty five illustrated entries detailing the monsters of jap folklore and the myths and magic surrounding them.

This booklet used to be first funded on Kickstarter in 2013.

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Download E-books The New Macrame: Contemporary Knotted Jewelry and Accessories PDF

By Katie DuMont

Now macramé is for making fascinating jewellery, scorching components, and different initiatives. better of all, should you can tie your sneakers, you could create any of those great-looking goods. No pricey fabric to shop for, no fancy gear wanted, and no event required. The “Knots one zero one” direction will exhibit you ways each sew is finished, so that you can start nearly immediately.

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Download E-books The Trickster of Liberty: Native Heirs to a Wild Baronage PDF

Inventive, provocative, and eventually affirmative, The Trickster of Liberty has develop into a vintage within the repertoire of celebrated writer Gerald Vizenor. a sequence of comparable tales, the unconventional follows the lives of 7 mixedblood trickster siblings who all started their lives on a reservation in northern Minnesota. Behaving in unpredictable methods, those siblings defy any try and healthy them inside of stereotypical notions of the Indian.

 


 


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Download E-books From Gods to God: How the Bible Debunked, Suppressed, or Changed Ancient Myths and Legends PDF

By Yair Zakovitch, Avigdor Shinan

The traditional Israelites believed issues that the writers of the Bible sought after them to overlook: myths and legends from a pre-biblical global that the hot monotheist order had to bury, disguise, or reinterpret. historic Israel used to be wealthy in such literary traditions prior to the Bible reached the ultimate shape that we've got this present day. those traditions weren't misplaced yet endured, handed down in the course of the a long time. Many controlled to arrive us in post-biblical assets: rabbinic literature, Jewish Hellenistic writings, the writings of the useless Sea sect, the Aramaic, Greek, Latin, and different historical translations of the Bible, or even open air the traditional Jewish global in Christian and Islamic texts. The Bible itself occasionally alludes to those traditions, usually in brilliant contexts. Written in transparent and obtainable language, this quantity offers thirty such traditions. It voyages in the back of the veil of the written Bible to reconstruct what was once advised and retold one of the historic Israelites, no matter if it truly is "not what the Bible tells us."

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Download E-books Anting-Anting Stories and Other Strange Tales of the Filipinos PDF

The Anting-Anting is either talisman and fetich: it's the Filipino model of excellent drugs. The characters and occasions in those 11 tales are from an previous, much less innovative period. those tales comprise experience, mystical parts, pirates, pearls, man-apes, towering volcanoes, unusual animals and birds, or even stranger males, pythons, bejuco ropes stained with human blood, feathering palm bushes at one second fanned through gentle tropical breezes and the following uprooted and hurled apart by means of tornadoes. Mr. Kayme tells the 11 tales, and tells them cleverly,from the purpose of a non-Filipino having a look in on Filipino lifestyles and makes no try to imitate Kipling. Kayme's "Anting-Anting" tales supply the local Filipino of unmixed blood a spot in western fiction. within the overdue nineteenth C. he was once favourably in comparison to the North American Indian of an identical period. yet that used to be over a hundred years in the past and perceptions and attitudes have replaced much for the reason that 1901. So pickup this attention-grabbing quantity, settle right into a relaxed chair and input into the vibrant global of Filipino existence, people ideals and superstitions of 100 years in the past. And in case you may still ever stopover at the Philippines, do not be shocked to discover that those superstitions are as general this present day as they have been a century in the past.

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Download E-books Storytelling Rights: The Uses of Oral and Written Texts by Urban Adolescents (Cambridge Studies in Oral and Literate Culture) PDF

By Amy Shuman

According to in depth fieldwork in an city American junior highschool, this unique examine explores the connection among oral and written texts in daily life by way of analysing tellings and retellings of neighborhood occasions, diaries, writings and discussions.

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Download E-books Blood and Iron: A Novel of the Promethean Age PDF

By Elizabeth Bear

She is called Seeker. Spellbound by means of the Faerie Queen, she has kidnapped human little ones for her mistress’s excitement for what sounds like an eternity, not able to unfastened herself from servitude and reclaim her personal humanity.

Seeker’s most modern prey is a Merlin. Named after the mythical wizard of Camelot, Merlins will not be easily those that wield magic––they are magic. Now, with the Prometheus Club’s brokers and competitors from Faerie either vying for the desire of this being of unlimited magic to tip the stability of energy, Seeker needs to convince the Merlin to hitch her cause—or else threat wasting anything much more valuable and extra vital to her than the destiny of humankind.…

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Download E-books The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1,001 Nights: Volume 1 (Penguin Classics) PDF

Each evening for 3 years the vengeful King Shahriyar sleeps with a unique virgin, executing her the subsequent morning. to finish this brutal trend and to save lots of her personal existence, the vizier's daughter, Shahrazad, starts off to inform the king tales of event, love, riches and sweetness - stories of mystical lands peopled with princes and hunchbacks, the Angel of loss of life and magical spirits, stories of the voyages of Sindbad, of Ali Baba outwitting a band of 40 thieves and of jinnis trapped in earrings and in lamps. The series of reports will final 1,001 nights.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts superior by means of introductions and notes by means of amazing students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel PDF

By Helen Oyeyemi

As visible at the disguise of the New York occasions ebook Review, the place it used to be defined as “gloriously unsettling… evoking Toni Morrison, Haruki Murakami, Angela Carter, Edgar Allan Poe, Gabriel García Márquez, Chris Abani or even Emily Dickinson,” and already one of many year’s most generally acclaimed novels:

“Helen Oyeyemi has absolutely reworked from a literary prodigy right into a robust, exact storyteller…Transfixing and surprising.”—Entertainment Weekly (Grade: A)

“I don’t care what the magic replicate says; Oyeyemi is the cleverest within the land…daring and unnerving… lower than Oyeyemi’s spell, the fairy-tale conceit makes a super atmosphere during which to discover the alchemy of racism, the unusual ways that identification could be transmuted immediately — from attractiveness to beast or vice versa.” – Ron Charles, The Washington Post

From the prizewinning writer of What isn't really Yours isn't really Yours, coming March 2016, the Snow White fairy story brilliantly recast as a narrative of kinfolk secrets and techniques, race, attractiveness, and vanity.

In the iciness of 1953, Boy Novak arrives by accident in a small city in Massachusetts having a look, she believes, for beauty—the contrary of the lifestyles she’s left in the back of in long island. She marries Arturo Whitman, an area widower, and turns into stepmother to his winsome daughter, Snow.

A depraved stepmother is a creature Boy by no means imagined she’d develop into, yet components of the standard story of aesthetic obsession start to play themselves out whilst the start of Boy’s daughter, poultry, who's dark-skinned, exposes the Whitmans as light-skinned African-Americans passing for white. And whilst Boy, Snow, and chicken are divided, their estrangement is advanced via an insistent interest approximately each other. In looking an realizing that's cut loose the picture every one provides to the realm, Boy, Snow, and chook confront the tyranny of the reflect to invite how a lot energy surfaces relatively hold. 

Dazzlingly artistic and powerfully moving, Boy, Snow, Bird is an incredible and enthralling novel. With breathtaking feats of mind's eye, Helen Oyeyemi confirms her position as probably the most unique and dynamic literary voices of our time.

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Download E-books The Wiles of Women/the Wiles of Men: Joseph and Potiphar's Wife in Ancient Near Eastern, Jewish, and Islamic Folklore PDF

By Shalom Goldman

One of many world's oldest recorded folktales tells the tale of a good-looking younger guy and the older lady in whose apartment he is living. conquer via her emotions for him, the lady makes an attempt to seduce him. while he turns her down she is enraged, and to her husband she accuses the younger guy of attacking her. The husband, doubtless confident of his wife's innocence, has the younger guy punished. however it is strictly that punishment that ends up in the hero's vindication and eventual upward thrust to energy and prominence.
In the West we all know this tale--classified in folklore because the Potiphar's spouse motif--from its shiny narration within the Hebrew Bible. yet as Shalom Goldman demonstrates during this booklet, the Bible's is just one telling of a narrative that looks within the scriptures and folklore of many peoples and cultures, in lots of varied eras, together with historic Egypt, classical Greece, and historical Mesopotamia, in addition to post-Biblical Jewish literature, the Qur'an, and Inuit tradition. Goldman compares and contrasts the remedy of this motif particularly within the literature and lore of the traditional close to East, Biblical Israel, and early Islam, while bearing on gender issues--the prestige of ladies in heart japanese societies and the various structures of male-female relationships--and the vexed query of "originality" within the narratives of the monotheistic traditions.

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