Myths & Legends: An Illustrated Guide to Their Origins and by Philip Wilkinson

By Philip Wilkinson

Myths & Legends retells the tales valuable to each tradition which have been handed down from iteration to iteration for millions of years. assurance extends from the well known stories of the traditional Greeks, which carry the major to the foundation of such words as "Achille's heel," to the lesser-known, yet richly colourful, myths of the Americas and the East. subject spreads discover characters and tales when it comes to their cultural, mental, and spiritual meanings and exhibit their energy, objective, and impact either of their personal time and in today's international. characteristic spreads stopover at the sacred websites that could nonetheless be visible this present day, and underline the significance of subject matters that seem throughout cultures and during the centuries. In taking a look at such common topics as production, heroic trials, tricksters' classes, and loss of life and the afterlife, Myths & Legends investigates how diversified cultures have addressed questions akin to How was once the realm created? How did guy learn how to use hearth? and Why will we get older?

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By Philip Wilkinson

Myths & Legends retells the tales valuable to each tradition which have been handed down from iteration to iteration for millions of years. assurance extends from the well known stories of the traditional Greeks, which carry the major to the foundation of such words as "Achille's heel," to the lesser-known, yet richly colourful, myths of the Americas and the East. subject spreads discover characters and tales when it comes to their cultural, mental, and spiritual meanings and exhibit their energy, objective, and impact either of their personal time and in today's international. characteristic spreads stopover at the sacred websites that could nonetheless be visible this present day, and underline the significance of subject matters that seem throughout cultures and during the centuries. In taking a look at such common topics as production, heroic trials, tricksters' classes, and loss of life and the afterlife, Myths & Legends investigates how diversified cultures have addressed questions akin to How was once the realm created? How did guy learn how to use hearth? and Why will we get older?

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Implicit Meanings: Selected Essays in Anthropology by Mary Douglas

By Mary Douglas

'No extra glowing and suggestive paintings of social technological know-how is more likely to look within the close to destiny. This ebook presents a excellent resolution as to why anthropology is going on mattering and in addition to why no surgical procedure can separate it from sociology '-The Economist from the studies of the 1st variation This re-creation of a vintage paintings offers an exceptional creation to the concept of anthropologist Mary Douglas. First released to nice acclaim in 1975, Mary Douglas has now revised the textual content to incorporate extra chapters and a brand new introduction.
Implicit Meanings contains writings at the key topics that are linked to Mary Douglas's paintings and that have had a massive impact on anthropological idea, akin to: *food *pollution *risk *animals *myth. one of the new items inluded during this variation are: The Lele of the Kasai * options of Socrcery keep an eye on in crucial Africa * The Lele Revisited * Obituary of Godfrey Lienhardt * The Depolitzation of danger * Rightness of different types

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By Mary Douglas

'No extra glowing and suggestive paintings of social technological know-how is more likely to look within the close to destiny. This ebook presents a excellent resolution as to why anthropology is going on mattering and in addition to why no surgical procedure can separate it from sociology '-The Economist from the studies of the 1st variation This re-creation of a vintage paintings offers an exceptional creation to the concept of anthropologist Mary Douglas. First released to nice acclaim in 1975, Mary Douglas has now revised the textual content to incorporate extra chapters and a brand new introduction.
Implicit Meanings contains writings at the key topics that are linked to Mary Douglas's paintings and that have had a massive impact on anthropological idea, akin to: *food *pollution *risk *animals *myth. one of the new items inluded during this variation are: The Lele of the Kasai * options of Socrcery keep an eye on in crucial Africa * The Lele Revisited * Obituary of Godfrey Lienhardt * The Depolitzation of danger * Rightness of different types

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Hill by Jean Giono

By Jean Giono

An NYRB Classics Original
Deep in Provence, a century in the past, 4 stone homes perch on a hillside. Wildness presses in from either side. past a patchwork of fields, a mass of eco-friendly threatens to weigh down the village. The animal world—a miming cat, a malevolent boar—displays a brain of its own.
The 4 homes have a dozen residents—and then there's Gagou, a mute drifter. Janet, the eldest of the lads, is bedridden; he feels snakes writhing in his arms and speaks in tongues. nonetheless, all is definitely until eventually the village fountain all at once stops operating. From this element on, people and the wildlife are locked in a life-and-death fight. the entire elements—fire, water, earth, and air—come into play.
From an early age, Jean Giono roamed the hills of his local Provence. He absorbed oral traditions and, while, wolfed the Greek and Roman classics. Hill, his first novel and the 1st winner of the Prix Brentano, comes totally again to lifestyles in Paul Eprile's poetic translation.

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By Jean Giono

An NYRB Classics Original
Deep in Provence, a century in the past, 4 stone homes perch on a hillside. Wildness presses in from either side. past a patchwork of fields, a mass of eco-friendly threatens to weigh down the village. The animal world—a miming cat, a malevolent boar—displays a brain of its own.
The 4 homes have a dozen residents—and then there's Gagou, a mute drifter. Janet, the eldest of the lads, is bedridden; he feels snakes writhing in his arms and speaks in tongues. nonetheless, all is definitely until eventually the village fountain all at once stops operating. From this element on, people and the wildlife are locked in a life-and-death fight. the entire elements—fire, water, earth, and air—come into play.
From an early age, Jean Giono roamed the hills of his local Provence. He absorbed oral traditions and, while, wolfed the Greek and Roman classics. Hill, his first novel and the 1st winner of the Prix Brentano, comes totally again to lifestyles in Paul Eprile's poetic translation.

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Addiction to Perfection: The Still Unravished Bride: A by Marion Woodman

By Marion Woodman

Dependancy to Perfection
via Marion Woodman
Through case reports, goals, and myths, a Jungian analyst explores the hidden factors of compulsion within the lives of guys and ladies. on the root of consuming problems, substance abuse, and different addictive and compulsive behaviors, Woodman sees a starvation for religious success. the necessity to adventure a sacred connection to an power more than their very own drives humans to go looking for an illusory perfect of perfection. via discussions of parenthood, creativity, and physique photo, this presentation exhibits that freedom from habit are available by way of researching the knowledge and tool of the female precept. Shambhala Lion Editions

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By Marion Woodman

Dependancy to Perfection
via Marion Woodman
Through case reports, goals, and myths, a Jungian analyst explores the hidden factors of compulsion within the lives of guys and ladies. on the root of consuming problems, substance abuse, and different addictive and compulsive behaviors, Woodman sees a starvation for religious success. the necessity to adventure a sacred connection to an power more than their very own drives humans to go looking for an illusory perfect of perfection. via discussions of parenthood, creativity, and physique photo, this presentation exhibits that freedom from habit are available by way of researching the knowledge and tool of the female precept. Shambhala Lion Editions

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The Mysterium Lectures: A Journey Through C.G. Jung's by Edward F. Edinger

By Edward F. Edinger

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"Dr. Edinger is a huge to me (he cliamed that Jung used to be the large at his shoulder) . he is taking on Dr. Jung's most complex writings and brings them all the way down to earth. Which at times are in response to arcane texts.... occasionally i take advantage of varied lectures or passages to enlarge my very own desires and fantacies."

"I came across Dr. Edinger's Mysterium Lectures a useful assist in my moment studying of Mysterium Coniunctionis. His lucid type brings in a lot extra fabric and is helping make one in all Jung's top works extra obtainable to the layman."

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This e-book is a piece through part remark on Jung's Mysterium Coniunctionis. Alchemy is a complicated subject on its own. Jung's interpretation of it's hugely nuanced and will simply be complicated in addition. And so one wishes a person with the perception and data of an Edward Edinger to guide the reader throught the murky terrain of Jung's textual content. Edinger is a kind of infrequent authors who's capable of be deep and insightful but transparent and concise while. contains many useful diagrams, in addition to an outstanding index.

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By Edward F. Edinger

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"Dr. Edinger is a huge to me (he cliamed that Jung used to be the large at his shoulder) . he is taking on Dr. Jung's most complex writings and brings them all the way down to earth. Which at times are in response to arcane texts.... occasionally i take advantage of varied lectures or passages to enlarge my very own desires and fantacies."

"I came across Dr. Edinger's Mysterium Lectures a useful assist in my moment studying of Mysterium Coniunctionis. His lucid type brings in a lot extra fabric and is helping make one in all Jung's top works extra obtainable to the layman."

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This e-book is a piece through part remark on Jung's Mysterium Coniunctionis. Alchemy is a complicated subject on its own. Jung's interpretation of it's hugely nuanced and will simply be complicated in addition. And so one wishes a person with the perception and data of an Edward Edinger to guide the reader throught the murky terrain of Jung's textual content. Edinger is a kind of infrequent authors who's capable of be deep and insightful but transparent and concise while. contains many useful diagrams, in addition to an outstanding index.

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Foundation Myths in Ancient Societies: Dialogues and

During the old international, foundation tales have been informed around the old global in lots of other ways: via poetry, prose, huge and ornamental arts, and function in civic and non secular rituals. starting place myths, fairly these concerning the beginnings of towns and societies, performed an enormous function within the dynamics of id development and within the negotiation of diplomatic relationships among groups. but many historic groups had no longer one yet a number of origin myths, delivering replacement visions and interpretations in their collective origins.

Seeking to provide an explanation for this plurality, starting place Myths in historical Societies explores beginning tales from more than a few classical and historical societies, overlaying either a extensive chronological span (from Greek colonies to the excessive Roman empire) and a large geographical sector (from the vital Mediterranean to relevant Asia). participants discover the explanations numerous diverse, occasionally contradictory myths may perhaps coexist or maybe coevolve. jointly, the chapters recommend that the paradox and dissonance of a number of origin myths can occasionally be extra significant than a unmarried coherent starting place narrative. origin Myths in old Societies argues for a both/and method of origin myths, laying a framework for knowing them in discussion with one another and inside of a much wider mythic context, as a part of a much wider discourse of origins.

Contributors: Lieve Donnellan, Alfred Hirt, Naoíse Mac Sweeney, Rachel Mairs, Irad Malkin, Daniel Ogden, Robin Osborne, Michael Squire, Susanne Turner.

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During the old international, foundation tales have been informed around the old global in lots of other ways: via poetry, prose, huge and ornamental arts, and function in civic and non secular rituals. starting place myths, fairly these concerning the beginnings of towns and societies, performed an enormous function within the dynamics of id development and within the negotiation of diplomatic relationships among groups. but many historic groups had no longer one yet a number of origin myths, delivering replacement visions and interpretations in their collective origins.

Seeking to provide an explanation for this plurality, starting place Myths in historical Societies explores beginning tales from more than a few classical and historical societies, overlaying either a extensive chronological span (from Greek colonies to the excessive Roman empire) and a large geographical sector (from the vital Mediterranean to relevant Asia). participants discover the explanations numerous diverse, occasionally contradictory myths may perhaps coexist or maybe coevolve. jointly, the chapters recommend that the paradox and dissonance of a number of origin myths can occasionally be extra significant than a unmarried coherent starting place narrative. origin Myths in old Societies argues for a both/and method of origin myths, laying a framework for knowing them in discussion with one another and inside of a much wider mythic context, as a part of a much wider discourse of origins.

Contributors: Lieve Donnellan, Alfred Hirt, Naoíse Mac Sweeney, Rachel Mairs, Irad Malkin, Daniel Ogden, Robin Osborne, Michael Squire, Susanne Turner.

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Fame: What the Classics Tell Us About Our Cult of Celebrity by Tom Payne

By Tom Payne

We may perhaps regard celebrities as deities, yet that doesn't suggest we worship them with deference. From prehistory to the current, humanity has possessed a primal urge first to exalt the well-known yet then to chop them down (Michael Jackson, anyone?). Why will we deal with those we adore like burnt choices in a ritual of human sacrifice? possibly simply because that's precisely what they are.

From Greek mythology to the tales of the Christian martyrs and Dr. Faustus, Payne makes the attention-grabbing argument that our courting to superstar is perilous, and that we wouldn't have it the other manner. He additionally exhibits that the folks we elect as our heroes and villains in the course of the a long time says much approximately ourselves—and what it says is frequently particularly scary. Fame even brings new lifestyles to all of the literary figures from our highschool English periods. In those pages, the main ephemeral fact tv stars (those "famous for being famous") locate themselves within the comparable VIP living room because the characters of The Iliad. With nice wit, scholarship, and perception, Tom Payne attracts the narratives of the prior and the current into one fascinating story.

Fame is a blinding, hilarious examine the mortals, and the immortals—us and them.

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By Tom Payne

We may perhaps regard celebrities as deities, yet that doesn't suggest we worship them with deference. From prehistory to the current, humanity has possessed a primal urge first to exalt the well-known yet then to chop them down (Michael Jackson, anyone?). Why will we deal with those we adore like burnt choices in a ritual of human sacrifice? possibly simply because that's precisely what they are.

From Greek mythology to the tales of the Christian martyrs and Dr. Faustus, Payne makes the attention-grabbing argument that our courting to superstar is perilous, and that we wouldn't have it the other manner. He additionally exhibits that the folks we elect as our heroes and villains in the course of the a long time says much approximately ourselves—and what it says is frequently particularly scary. Fame even brings new lifestyles to all of the literary figures from our highschool English periods. In those pages, the main ephemeral fact tv stars (those "famous for being famous") locate themselves within the comparable VIP living room because the characters of The Iliad. With nice wit, scholarship, and perception, Tom Payne attracts the narratives of the prior and the current into one fascinating story.

Fame is a blinding, hilarious examine the mortals, and the immortals—us and them.

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Heroides (Penguin Classics) by Ovid

By Ovid

Within the twenty-one poems of the "Heroides", Ovid gave voice to the heroines and heroes of epic and fantasy. those deeply relocating literary epistles show the happiness and torment of affection, because the writers inform in their discomfort at separation, forgiveness of infidelity or anger at betrayal. The devoted Penelope wonders on the suspiciously lengthy absence of Ulysses, whereas Dido bitterly reproaches Aeneas for too eagerly leaving her mattress to keep on with his future, and Sappho the one ancient determine portrayed right here describes her ardour for the cruelly rejecting Phaon. within the poetic letters among Paris and Helen the enthusiasts appear oblivious to the tragedy prophesied for them, whereas in one other alternate the younger Leander asserts his foolhardy eagerness to possibility his existence to be along with his cherished Hero.

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By Ovid

Within the twenty-one poems of the "Heroides", Ovid gave voice to the heroines and heroes of epic and fantasy. those deeply relocating literary epistles show the happiness and torment of affection, because the writers inform in their discomfort at separation, forgiveness of infidelity or anger at betrayal. The devoted Penelope wonders on the suspiciously lengthy absence of Ulysses, whereas Dido bitterly reproaches Aeneas for too eagerly leaving her mattress to keep on with his future, and Sappho the one ancient determine portrayed right here describes her ardour for the cruelly rejecting Phaon. within the poetic letters among Paris and Helen the enthusiasts appear oblivious to the tragedy prophesied for them, whereas in one other alternate the younger Leander asserts his foolhardy eagerness to possibility his existence to be along with his cherished Hero.

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100 Months by Johnny Hicklenton

By Johnny Hicklenton

Johnny Hicklenton used to be certainly one of Britain's major comedian booklet artists, who took his personal existence in March 2010 with the help of Dignitas in Zurich. a hundred Months is an apocalyptic parable of environmental devastation written and drawn in fore wisdom of his personal approaching demise. An severe, hallucinatory tale with overtones of Dostoevsky's 'Legend of the Grand Inquisitor' and art of breathtaking depth, it's the crowning fulfillment of a super occupation, a real picture novel that engages final issues of existence, loss of life and salvation. arguable, haunting and tortured in all senses, it is going to unavoidably gasoline debate round the problems with taking one's personal lifestyles. encompasses a foreword by means of Pat Mills.x

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The ultimate paintings of a comics visionary, this excessive, hallucinatory tale with paintings of breathtaking depth is a real picture novel, enticing final issues of lifestyles, dying, and salvation.

The overdue John Hicklenton was once one in all Britain's prime comedian booklet artists, recognized for the brutal, visceral draughtsmanship he dropped at the 2000AD/Judge Dredd titles and Nemesis the Warlock. His ultimate photo novel is a parable of environmental devastation, depicting the search of Mara, Warrior and Earth Goddess, as she seeks revenge opposed to the Longpig: a Satanic personification of capitalism, crimson in the teeth and claw, whose fans, a legion of the damned, glance rather a lot like us. the area of the Longpig is wealthy in killing fields and scenes of mass crucifixion that bear in mind Goya, Blake, and Bacon, and represents a real crossover of the photo novel shape with tremendous paintings. John took his personal lifestyles with assistance from an assisted death staff, following a heroic fight with a number of sclerosis. This booklet used to be drawn and written in foreknowledge of his drawing close demise, and its perception into common topics of existence, dying, salvation, and damnation turns out to come back from a spot among worlds. Its phrases these of a prophet, its paintings transcending the comedian e-book shape, a hundred Months will redefine the grownup photograph novel.

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By Johnny Hicklenton

Johnny Hicklenton used to be certainly one of Britain's major comedian booklet artists, who took his personal existence in March 2010 with the help of Dignitas in Zurich. a hundred Months is an apocalyptic parable of environmental devastation written and drawn in fore wisdom of his personal approaching demise. An severe, hallucinatory tale with overtones of Dostoevsky's 'Legend of the Grand Inquisitor' and art of breathtaking depth, it's the crowning fulfillment of a super occupation, a real picture novel that engages final issues of existence, loss of life and salvation. arguable, haunting and tortured in all senses, it is going to unavoidably gasoline debate round the problems with taking one's personal lifestyles. encompasses a foreword by means of Pat Mills.x

----------Good reads----------
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9705871-100-months

The ultimate paintings of a comics visionary, this excessive, hallucinatory tale with paintings of breathtaking depth is a real picture novel, enticing final issues of lifestyles, dying, and salvation.

The overdue John Hicklenton was once one in all Britain's prime comedian booklet artists, recognized for the brutal, visceral draughtsmanship he dropped at the 2000AD/Judge Dredd titles and Nemesis the Warlock. His ultimate photo novel is a parable of environmental devastation, depicting the search of Mara, Warrior and Earth Goddess, as she seeks revenge opposed to the Longpig: a Satanic personification of capitalism, crimson in the teeth and claw, whose fans, a legion of the damned, glance rather a lot like us. the area of the Longpig is wealthy in killing fields and scenes of mass crucifixion that bear in mind Goya, Blake, and Bacon, and represents a real crossover of the photo novel shape with tremendous paintings. John took his personal lifestyles with assistance from an assisted death staff, following a heroic fight with a number of sclerosis. This booklet used to be drawn and written in foreknowledge of his drawing close demise, and its perception into common topics of existence, dying, salvation, and damnation turns out to come back from a spot among worlds. Its phrases these of a prophet, its paintings transcending the comedian e-book shape, a hundred Months will redefine the grownup photograph novel.

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Hammered (The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 3) by Kevin Hearne

By Kevin Hearne

BOOK three within the IRON DRUID CHRONICLES

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Thor, the Norse god of thunder, is worse than a blowhard and a bully—he’s ruined numerous lives and killed rankings of innocents. After centuries, Viking vampire Leif Helgarson is able to get his vengeance, and he’s requested his pal Atticus O’Sullivan, the final of the Druids, to assist take down this Norse nightmare.

One survival process has labored for Atticus for greater than thousand years: avoid the fellow with the lightning bolts. yet issues are heating up in Atticus’s domestic base of Tempe, Arizona. There’s a vampire turf battle brewing, and Russian demon hunters who name themselves the Hammers of God are working rampant. regardless of a number of warnings and portents of dire outcomes, Atticus and Leif trip to the Norse simple of Asgard, the place they workforce up with a werewolf, a sorcerer, and a military of frost giants for an epic showdown opposed to vicious Valkyries, indignant gods, and the hammer-wielding Thunder Thug himself.

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By Kevin Hearne

BOOK three within the IRON DRUID CHRONICLES

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Thor, the Norse god of thunder, is worse than a blowhard and a bully—he’s ruined numerous lives and killed rankings of innocents. After centuries, Viking vampire Leif Helgarson is able to get his vengeance, and he’s requested his pal Atticus O’Sullivan, the final of the Druids, to assist take down this Norse nightmare.

One survival process has labored for Atticus for greater than thousand years: avoid the fellow with the lightning bolts. yet issues are heating up in Atticus’s domestic base of Tempe, Arizona. There’s a vampire turf battle brewing, and Russian demon hunters who name themselves the Hammers of God are working rampant. regardless of a number of warnings and portents of dire outcomes, Atticus and Leif trip to the Norse simple of Asgard, the place they workforce up with a werewolf, a sorcerer, and a military of frost giants for an epic showdown opposed to vicious Valkyries, indignant gods, and the hammer-wielding Thunder Thug himself.

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