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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He was a priest and a murderer; and the man for whom he looked was sooner or
later to murder him and hold the priesthood in his stead. Such was the rule of the
sanctuary. A candidate for the priesthood could only succeed to office by ...
CHAPTER II PRIESTLY KINGS The questions which we have set ourselves to
answer are mainly two: first, why had Diana's priest at Nemi, the King of the Wood
, to slay his predecessor? second, why before doing so had he to pluck the
Among the ignorant classes of modern Europe the same confusion of ideas, the
same mixture of religion and magic, crops up in various forms. Thus we are told
that- in France "the majority of the peasants still believe that the priest possesses
Bathing is practised as a rain-charm in some parts of Southern and Western
Russia. Sometimes after service in church the priest in his robes has been thrown
down on the ground and drenched with water by his parishioners. Sometimes it is
But in the southern islands of the Pacific the god "frequently entered the priest,
who, inflated as it were with the divinity, ceased to act or speak as a voluntary
agent, but moved and spoke as entirely under supernatural influence. In this
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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