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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The elders who in aboriginal Australia thus meet and direct the affairs of their
tribe appear to be for the most part the headmen of their respective totem clans.
Now in Central Australia, where the desert nature of the country and the almost ...
But with the growth of his knowledge man learns to realise more clearly the
vastness of nature and his own littleness and feebleness in presence of it. The
recognition of his helplessness does not, however, carry with it a corresponding
CHAPTER VIII DEPARTMENTAL KINGS OF NATURE The preceding
investigation has proved that the same union of sacred functions with a royal title
which meets us in the King of the Wood at Nemi, the Sacrificial King at Rome,
and the ...
More likely he was a king of nature, and of a special side of nature, namely, the
woods from which he took his title. If we could find instances of what we may call
departmental kings of nature, that is of persons supposed to rule over particular ...
Nothing could be more natural. For at the dawn of history Europe was covered
with immense primaeval forests, in which the scattered clearings must have
appeared like islets in an ocean of green. Down to the first century before our era
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