By Allen Greenfield
Having spent the day musing over the origins of the modern
witchcraft, I had a shiny dream. It looked to be a chilly January
afternoon, and Aleister Crowley used to be having Gerald Gardner over
to tea. It used to be 1945, and speak of an early finish to the conflict was
in the air. an environment of optimism prevailed within the "free
world" , however the wheezing outdated magus used to be having none of it.
"Nobody is attracted to magick any more!" Crowley ejaculated.
"My associates at the Continent are lifeless or in exile, or grown old;
the flow in the USA is in shambles. i have obvious my best
candidates flip opposed to me....Achad, Regardie -- even that
gentleman out in California, what is - his - identify, AMORC, the
one that made the entire money.."
By Michael Ford
"Heroes, Gods and Monsters in historical Greek Mythology" is a set of vintage archetypal historic Greek myths, together with the tales of Jason, Perseus, Odysseus, Heracles, Oedipus and Theseus. those tales, that have had an outstanding impression on thinkers through the centuries, tell pop culture even this present day. right here they're advised as though by way of a fireplace storyteller, detailing the awful perils those heroes confronted. An ancient advent explains who the traditional Greeks have been, describing their ideals and customs. Footnotes through the publication outline and clarify tough phrases and ideas. there's a precise index, with pronunciations of inauspicious names and areas. The textual content is enlivened with black-and-white illustrations, and a map of historical Greece.
By A. Margalit
This booklet features a selection of papers provided on the moment Jerusalem Philosophical come across and is devoted to the past due Yehoshua Bar-Hillel. the subject of the symposium was once which means and Use. For Bar-Hillel the query "meaning or use?" was once of significant value and of which the problems ruled his highbrow lifestyles. Bar-Hillel’s resolution to this query, in his later years, should be summed up by means of the identify which means and Use. Neither technique merits precedence, every one is both helpful, they usually either supplement one another. This assortment serves as an expression, of the inner most admire and love with which his reminiscence is precious through his pals, colleagues and scholars.
By Charles Gould
This ebook used to be written nearly twenty-five years after Darwin released "Origin of the Species." Gould makes an attempt to envision the relationship among animals of assorted lands, a long time and cultures, in addition to the particular facts in their lifestyles. Contents: on a few extraordinary animal kinds; extinction of species; antiquity of guy; deluge now not a delusion; at the translation of myths among the previous and New international; the dragon; chinese language dragon; jap dragon; sea serpent; unicorn; chinese language phoenix.
By Kate Bernheimer
“All nice novels are nice fairy tales,” wrote Vladimir Nabokov a long time in the past, and Fairy story Review keeps to think that each one nice literary works owe every little thing to fairy stories. during this factor you'll find paintings represented that attracts from the awesome, previous culture of fairy stories in remarkable new methods. An elevated knowing of the fitting and marvelous fairy-tale ideas, so splendidly elucidated by means of the student Max Luthi, yet elevated, within the aesthetic of Fairy story Review, to modern literature around the kinds and genres, can assist get to the bottom of the unlucky schisms that typically come up among so-called mainstream and avant-garde writers and critics. during this factor you will discover paintings throughout such a lot of such borders; a number of the writing refers to express fairy stories, yet a lot of it easily seems like a fairy story; and the way it appears like a fairy story is thru language, via shape. Please unfold the notice that fairy stories are the latest and oldest aesthetic; they usually provide our lives frightened, appealing form. shape is fairy story, fairy story is shape.
By Bettina Liebowitz Knapp
Bargains research of fourteen French fairy stories, from the medieval Romance of Melusine to Jean Cocteau;s movie model of good looks and the Beast, exploring their common and everlasting nature in addition to their relevance to fashionable readers.
By Peter Gow
Uniting the ethnographic facts gathered by way of the fieldwork tools invented by way of Malinowski with Levi-Strauss's analyses of the family among fantasy and time, this e-book analyzes a century of social transformation of the indigenous Piro humans of Peruvian Amazonia. it really is a massive contribution to anthropological debates at the nature of background and social switch, in addition to on missed components akin to fantasy, visible artwork, and the methodological matters focused on fieldwork and archival info.
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