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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Sometimes these human gods are restricted to purely supernatural or spiritual
functions. Sometimes they exercise supreme political power in addition. In the
latter case they are kings as well as gods, and the government is a theocracy.
Thus in ...
But perhaps no country in the world has been so prolific of human gods as India ;
nowhere has the divine grace been poured out in a more liberal measure on all
classes of society from kings down to milkmen. Thus amongst the Todas, ...
... from the political point of view, it has been from democracy to despotism. With
the later history of monarchy, especially with the decay of despotism and its
displacement by forms of government better adapted to the higher needs of
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
A könyvből nem nézhetsz meg több oldalt.
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