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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A Study in Magic and Religion James George Frazer. CHAPTER I THE KING OF
THE WOOD § 1. Diana and Virbius. — Who does not know Turner's picture of the
Golden Bough ? The scene, suffused with the golden glow of imagination in ...
A Study in Magic and Religion James George Frazer. we shall visit many strange
foreign lands, with strange foreign peoples, and still stranger customs. The wind
is in the shrouds: we shake out our sails to it, and leave the coast of Italy behind ...
CHAPTER III SYMPATHETIC MAGIC § 1. The Principles of Magic. — If we
analyse the principles of thought on which magic is based, they will probably be
found to resolve themselves into two : first, that like produces like, or that an effect
magic is always an art, never a science; the very idea of science is lacking in his
undeveloped mind. It is for the philosophic student to trace the train of thought
which underlies the magician's practice; to draw out the few simple threads of ...
A Study in Magic and Religion James George Frazer. a breach of taboo, the
taboo would not be a taboo but a precept of morality or common sense. It is not a
taboo to say, "Do not put your hand in the fire"; it is a rule of common sense,
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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
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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