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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According to some, the trysting-place of the lovers was not in the woods of Nemi
but in a grove outside the dripping Porta Capena at Rome, where another sacred
spring of Egeria gushed from a dark cavern. Every day the Roman Vestals ...
I should be glad to know whether, when I have put on my green robe in spring,
the trees do not afterwards do the same? These are facts patent to everybody,
and on them I take my stand. I am a plain practical man, not one of your theorists
In spring or early summer or even on Midsummer Day, it was and still is in many
parts of Europe the custom to go out to the woods, cut down a tree and bring it
into the village, where it is set up amid general rejoicings; or the people cut ...
Often the marriage of the spirit of vegetation in spring, though not directly
represented, is implied by naming the human representative of the spirit, "the
Bride," and dressing her in wedding attire. Thus in some villages of Altmark at
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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