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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For the same principles which the magician applies in the practice of his art are
implicitly believed by him to regulate the operations of inanimate nature; in other
words, he tacitly assumes that the Laws of Similarity and Contact are of universal
But unless the belief leads to a corresponding practice, it is not a religion but
merely a theology ; in the language of St. James, "faith, if it hath not works, is
dead, being alone." In other words, no man is religious who does not govern his
Theories and speculation and all that may be very well in their way, and I have
not the least objection to your indulging in them, provided, of course, you do not
put them in practice. But give me leave to stick to facts; then I know where I am.
But the line between these two types of man-god, however sharply we may draw
it in theory, is seldom to be traced with precision in practice, and in what follows I
shall not insist on it. We have seen that in practice the magic art may be ...
At various places in France it is, or used till lately to be, the practice to dip the
image of a saint in water as a means of procuring rain. Thus, beside the old priory
of Commagny, there is a spring of St. Gervais, whither the inhabitants go 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
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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