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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But these cases are on the whole exceptional; they exhibit magic tinged and
alloyed with religion. Wherever sympathetic magic occurs in its pure
unadulterated form it assumes that in nature one event follows another
necessarily 48 ...
His whole being, body and soul, is so delicately attuned to the harmony of the
world that a touch of his hand or a turn of his head may send a thrill vibrating
through the universal framework of things; and conversely his divine organism is
... influences have retarded progress and preserved the natives on the whole in
their most primitive state, the headmen of the various totem clans are charged
with the important task of performing magical ceremonies for the multiplication of
... is still imperfectly drawn, it is often imagined that men may themselves attain to
godhead, not merely after their death, but in their lifetime, through the temporary
or permanent possession of their whole nature by a great and powerful spirit.
He claimed authority not only over Egypt, but over 'all lands and nations,' 'the
whole world in its length and its breadth, the east and the west,' 'the entire
compass of the great circuit of the sun,' 'the. sky and what is in it, the earth and all
that is ...
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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