The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion
Cosimo, Inc., 2009. jan. 1. - 732 oldal
In 1890, James George Frazer began publishing The Golden Bough, his monumental study of myth, ritual, and religion, which would, by 1936, run to 13 volumes and establish him as a pioneer in the study of religion as an aspect of culture. This abridged edition, assembled in 1922, condenses this fundamental work to one readable volume that is still a source for modern anthropology, thanks to its expansive discussions ancient cultish practices and their connections to the rites of modern Christianity. In eloquent prose, Frazer discusses legends of the woods, sympathetic magic, magicians as kings, the worship of trees, the concept of the sacred marriage, the links between priestly and royal power, ritual royal sacrifices, the concept of "eating the god," the myths of Osiris, Adonis, Isis, and other ancient deities, and much more. Lovers of mythology will be enraptured by this book, which draws all of human belief under one unifying umbrella, celebrating myth and ritual as part of the basis of all human culture. Scottish anthropologist SIR JAMES GEORGE FRAZER (1854-1941) also wrote the classic The Golden Bough (1890), *Man, God, and Immortality* (1927), and Creation and Evolution in Primitive Cosmogonies (1935).
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The scene, suffused with the golden glow of imagination in which the divine mind
of Turner steeped and transfigured even the fairest natural landscape, is a dream
-like vision of the little woodland lake of Nemi — "Diana's Mirror," as it was ...
In it the human body is merely a frail earthly vessel filled with a divine and
immortal spirit. On the other hand, a man-god of the magical sort is nothing but a
man who possesses in an unusually high degree powers which most of his
Hence the king, starting as a magician, tends gradually to exchange the practice
of magic for the priestly functions of prayer and sacrifice. And while the distinction
between the human and the divine is still imperfectly drawn, it is often imagined ...
essence, actually formed part of the Godhead, was the Son of God in the same
sense and manner with Christ himself, and enjoyed thereby a glorious immunity
from the trammels of all laws human and divine. Inwardly transported by this ...
... or two laurel-trees, when she was about to give birth to the divine twins Apollo
and Artemis, perhaps points to a similar Greek belief in the efficacy of certain
trees to facilitate delivery. CHAPTER X RELICS OF TREE-WORSHIP IN
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LibraryThing ReviewFelhasználói ismertető - DanielSTJ - LibraryThing
A massive tome that, although abridged, still packs a punch. This has all the things to like about the unabridged version. The chapters dive into the mythologies and symbology that ancient societies ... Teljes értékelés elolvasása
LibraryThing ReviewFelhasználói ismertető - fundevogel - LibraryThing
The Golden Bough is a book most often encountered in bibliographies. If you have ever read a book of comparative religion it was probably lurking quietly, or not so quietly in the works cited. If one ... Teljes értékelés elolvasása