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Magical Motifs In The Book Of Revelation

Author : Rodney Lawrence Thomas
ISBN : 9780567226860
Genre : Religion
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Rodney Thomas considers whether Revelation was written as an 'anti-magical' polemic, and explores the concept and definition of 'magic' from both modern and first-century standpoints.
Category: Religion

The Witchcraft Collection Volume Two

Author : Frank Gaynor
ISBN : 9781504060424
Genre : Social Science
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Three authoritative yet accessible reference books covering the esoteric terms, concepts, and histories of magical practices and mystical thought. Dictionary of Mysticism offers concise definitions for more than 2,200 terms used in a number of mystical traditions and fields of study, including esoteric philosophy, occultism, psychical research, spiritualism, alchemy, astrology, and demonology. It also covers the studies of Buddhism, Brahmanism, Sufism, Lamaism, Zoroastrianism, Theosophy, and Cabbalism. Encyclopedia of Superstitions is a wide-ranging and authoritative reference book that explores the origins and influences of various superstitions from a number of cultural traditions. It contains enlightening information about charms, spells, fairy lore and legend, folk remedies, and customs of birth, marriage, and death. In Dictionary of Magic, occult expert Harry E. Wedeck offers a broad understanding of witchcraft, necromancy, paganism, the occult, and many of magic’s other manifestations. This A-to-Z reference book provides in-depth information on essential concepts, practices, and vocabulary, and covers many notable wizards and demonographers.
Category: Social Science

Archetypes And Motifs In Folklore And Literature A Handbook

Author : Jane Garry
ISBN : 9781351576161
Genre : Social Science
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This is an authoritative presentation and discussion of the most basic thematic elements universally found in folklore and literature. The reference provides a detailed analysis of the most common archetypes or motifs found in the folklore of selected communities around the world. Each entry is written by a noted authority in the field, and includes accompanying reference citations. Entries are keyed to the Motif-Index of Folk Literature by Stith Thompson and grouped according to that Index's scheme. The reference also includes an introductory essay on the concepts of archetypes and motifs and the scholarship associated with them. This is the only book in English on motifs and themes that is completely folklore oriented, deals with motif numbers, and is tied to the Thompson Motif-Index. It includes in-depth examination of such motifs as: Bewitching; Chance and Fate; Choice of Roads; Death or Departure of the Gods; the Double; Ghosts and Other Revenants; the Hero Cycle; Journey to the Otherworld; Magic Invulnerability; Soothsayer; Transformation; Tricksters.
Category: Social Science

Poetry Signs And Magic

Author : Thomas M. Greene
ISBN : 0874138809
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Poetry, Signs, and Magic brings together in a single volume fourteen new and previously published essays by the eminent Renaissance scholar and literary critic Thomas M. Greene. This collection looks back toward two earlier volumes by Greene, his first essay collection The Vulnerable Text: Essays on Renaissance Literature, and Poesie et Magie, whose theme is here explored again at greater length and depth, from linguistic and literary critical perspectives. Greene argues that certain poetic gestures draw their peculiar strengths by serving as vestiges of poetry's ancestral acts - magic, prayer, and invocation. Poetry, in other words, feigns an earlier power, but in this diminishment there occurs a verbal subtlety, and figural poignancy, commonly associated with art's aesthetic pleasures. Greene employs his well-known skills as a close reader to texts by a range of writers including a variety of contemporary theorists. in diverse contexts the distinction between disjunctive and conjunctive linguistics, dual theories of sound and meaning of crucial importance to Plato and Aristotle, to Catholic and Protestant debates on the sacraments, to the more recent skeptical methodologies of Derrida and de Man. Thomas M. Greene was a Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Yale University.
Category: Literary Criticism

Magic And The Supernatural In Medieval English Romance

Author : Corinne J. Saunders
ISBN : 9781843842217
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The themes of magic and the supernatural in medieval romance are here fully explored and put into the context of thinking at the time in this first full study of the subject.
Category: Literary Criticism

Hobby Magic

Author : Morris N. Young
ISBN : UCAL:B4847154
Genre : Magic tricks
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Category: Magic tricks

American Folktales From The Collections Of The Library Of Congress

Author : Carl Lindahl
ISBN : 9781317477235
Genre : Business & Economics
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This two-volume collection of folktales represents some of the finest examples of American oral tradition. Drawn from the largest archive of American folk culture, the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, this set comprises magic tales, legends, jokes, tall tales and personal narratives, many of which have never been transcribed before, much less published, in a sweeping survey. Eminent folklorist and award-winning author Carl Lindahl selected and transcribed over 200 recording sessions - many from the 1920s and 1930s - that span the 20th century, including recent material drawn from the September 11 Project. Included in this varied collection are over 200 tales organized in chapters by storyteller, tale type or region, and representing diverse American cultures, from Appalachia and the Midwest to Native American and Latino traditions. Each chapter begins by discussing the storytellers and their oral traditions before presenting and introducing each tale, making this collection accessible to high school students, general readers or scholars.
Category: Business & Economics

The Arabian Nights In Transnational Perspective

Author : Hande A. Birkalan-Gedik
ISBN : 0814332870
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The follow-up to The Arabian Nights Reader, this volume investigates the transnational features of the Arabian Nights.
Category: Literary Criticism

Motif Index Of Folk Literature

Author : Stith Thompson
ISBN : IND:39000005917252
Genre : Folk literature
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This index is organized by motif, or subject, so related versions of particular stories are classified together, across cultures and time periods. Very detailed, with source citations, is a classic work of its type.
Category: Folk literature

Fairy Godfather

Author : Ruth B. Bottigheimer
ISBN : 9780812201390
Genre : Social Science
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In the classic rags-to-riches fairy tale a penniless heroine (or hero), with some magic help, marries a royal prince (or princess) and rises to wealth. Received opinion has long been that stories like these originated among peasants, who passed them along by word of mouth from one place to another over the course of centuries. In a bold departure from conventional fairy tale scholarship, Ruth B. Bottigheimer asserts that city life and a single individual played a central role in the creation and transmission of many of these familiar tales. According to her, a provincial boy, Zoan Francesco Straparola, went to Venice to seek his fortune and found it by inventing the modern fairy tale, including the long beloved Puss in Boots, and by selling its many versions to the hopeful inhabitants of that colorful and commercially bustling city. With innovative literary sleuthing, Bottigheimer has reconstructed the actual composition of Straparola's collection of tales. Grounding her work in social history of the Renaissance Venice, Bottigheimer has created a possible biography for Straparola, a man about whom hardly anything is known. This is the first book-length study of Straparola in any language.
Category: Social Science

Motif Index Of Folk Literature D E

Author : Stith Thompson
ISBN : IND:30000011802968
Genre : Folk literature
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This index is organized by motif, or subject, so related versions of particular stories are classified together, across cultures and time periods. Very detailed, with source citations, is a classic work of its type.
Category: Folk literature

Motif Index Of Folk Literature Volume 2

Author : Stith Thompson
ISBN : 0253338824
Genre : Reference
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Skaggs Foundation, is pleased to announce the republication of this folklore classic, in honor of the centenary of the American Folklore Society.
Category: Reference

Hopi Stories Of Witchcraft Shamanism And Magic

Author : Ekkehart Malotki
ISBN : 0803283180
Genre : Social Science
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The traditional Hopi world, as reflected in Hopi oral literature, is infused with magic?a seamless tapestry of everyday life and the supernatural. That magic and wonder are vividly depicted in this marvelous collection of authentic folktales. For the Hopis, the spoken or sung word can have a magical effect on others. Witchcraft?the wielding of magic for selfish purposes by a powaqa, or sorcerer?has long been a powerful, malevolent force. Sorcerers are said to have the ability to change into animals such as a crow, a coyote, a bat, or a skeleton fly, and hold their meetings in a two-tiered kiva to the northeast of Hopi territory. Shamanism, the more benevolent but equally powerful use of magic for healing, was once commonplace but is no longer practiced among the Hopis. Shamans, or povosyaqam, often used animal familiars and quartz crystals to help them to see, diagnose, and cure illnesses. Spun through these tales are supernatural beings, otherworldly landscapes, magical devices and medicines, and shamans and witches. One story tells about a man who follows his wife one night and discovers that she is a witch, while another relates how a jealous woman uses the guise of an owl to make a rival woman's baby sick. Other tales include the account of a boy who is killed by kachinas and then resurrected as a medicine man and the story of a huge rattlesnake, a giant bear, and a mountain lion that forever guard the entrance to Maski, the Land of the Dead.
Category: Social Science

Modernism And Magic

Author : Leigh Wilson
ISBN : 9780748672332
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Explores the interplay between modernist experiment and occult discourses in the early twentieth century
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Mythology In The Middle Ages Heroic Tales Of Monsters Magic And Might

Author : Christopher R. Fee
ISBN : 9780313027253
Genre : Social Science
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Placing heroes from a wide range of medieval traditions shoulder to shoulder, this title provides the opportunity to examine what is common across medieval mythic, legendary, and folkloric traditions, as well as what seems unique. • Each chapter begins with historical context, includes examination of key terms, and ends with suggestions for further reading • A chronology and bibliography are also included
Category: Social Science

The Magic Leaves

Author : Peter L. Macnair
ISBN : STANFORD:36105038616590
Genre : Argillite
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The Magic Lotus Lantern And Other Tales From The Han Chinese

Author : Haiwang Yuan
ISBN : 1591582946
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Focusing specifically on the stories of the Han Chinese (the largest ethnic group in China, numbering over a billion people), this collection presents more than 50 tales, both well known and obscure--from "Monkeys Fishing the Moon" and "The Butterfly Lovers" to "Painted Skin" and "Dragon Princess." These are stories that will enchant listeners of all ages, while providing a glimpse into Chinese traditions and ways of thought. To further enhance cultural understanding, the tales are supplemented with historical and cultural background, notes on storytelling, crafts and games, recipes, proverbs, color photos, a map, a glossary, and more.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines