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Heroes and Hero-Worship in History

by Thomas Carlyle

<p>We have undertaken to discourse here for a little on Great Men, their manner of appearance in our world's business, how they have shaped themselves in the world's history, what ideas men formed of them, what work they did;—on Heroes, namely, ...

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How to Kill a Vampire

Fangs in Folklore, Film and Fiction

by Liisa Ladouceur

<p>Vampires exist. And in every culture with a legend about bloodsuckers that rise from the grave to prey upon the living, there are rules and rituals for how to destroy them. How to Kill a Vampire is the first book to focus specifically on all ...

ISBN: 9781770904309

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How to Read a Folktale

The 'Ibonia' Epic from Madagascar

by Lee Haring

<p>How to Read a Folktale offers the first English translation of Ibonia, a spellbinding tale of old Madagascar. Ibonia is a folktale on epic scale. Much of its plot sounds familiar: a powerful royal hero attempts to rescue his betrothed from an

ISBN: 9781909254084

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Icelandic Magic

Practical Secrets of the Northern Grimoires

by Stephen E. Flowers, Ph.D.

<p>A practical guide to the magical systems of pre-Christian Iceland</p> <p>• Reveals spells and workings drawn directly from surviving magical books from the 16th to 20th century preserved at the National Library in Reykjavík</p> <p>• ...

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Imagining the Supernatural North

by Brian Walter, Brenda Walter, Jan Leichsenring & others

“Turning to face north, face the north, we enter our own unconscious. Always, in retrospect, the journey north has the quality of dream.” Margaret Atwood, “True North” In this interdisciplinary collection, sixteen scholars from twelve countries ...

ISBN: 9781772122930

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Implied Nowhere

Absence in Folklore Studies

by Shelley Ingram, Willow G. Mullins & Todd Richardson

<p>In <em>Implied Nowhere: Absence in Folklore Studies</em>, authors Shelley Ingram, Willow G. Mullins, and Todd Richardson talk about things folklorists don’t usually talk about. They ponder the tacit aspects of folklore and folklore studies, ...

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In the Creole Twilight: Poems and Songs from Louisiana Folklore

by Caffery, Joshua Clegg

<P>Many recurring motifs found in south Louisiana's culture spring from the state's rich folklore. Influenced by settlers of European and African heritage, celebrated customs like the Courir de Mardi Gras and fabled creatures like the Loup-Garou

ISBN: 9780807161555

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Individuation in Fairy Tales

Revised Edition

by Marie-Louise von Franz

<p>With a text revised and corrected by the author, this definitive edition of *Individuation in Fairy Tales *is rich with insights from religion, literature, and myth. Dr. von Franz focuses on the symbolism of the bird motif in six fairy tales ...

ISBN: 9780834840836

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INVESTIGATING GHOSTS

The Scientific Search for Spirits

by Benjamin Radford

<p><strong>Ghosts have fascinated and haunted us for millennia</strong>. They appear in our campfire tales, films, books, and television shows as well as in our dreams and nightmares. Despite widespread belief in spirits—and the popularity of ...

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Jeffrey's Latest Thirteen

More Alabama Ghosts, Commemorative Edition

by Kathryn Tucker Windham, Dilcy Windham Hilley & Ben Windham

<p>Accompanied by her faithful companion, Jeffrey, a friendly spirit who resided in her home in Selma, Alabama, Kathryn Tucker Windham traveled the South, visiting the sites of spectral legends in Mississippi, Georgia, and Tennessee, among other

ISBN: 9780817389819

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Jewish Magic before the Rise of Kabbalah

by Yuval Harari

“Magic culture is certainly fascinating. But what is it? What, in fact, are magic writings, magic artifacts?” Originally published in Hebrew in 2010, <i>Jewish Magic Before the Rise of Kabbalah</i> is a comprehensive study of early Jewish magic ...

ISBN: 9780814336311

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Joking Asides

The Theory, Analysis, and Aesthetics of Humor

by Elliott Oring

<p>Nothing in the understanding of humor is as simple as it might seem. In <em>Joking Asides</em>, Elliott Oring confronts the problems of humor, analyzing the key contemporary approaches to its study and addressing controversial topics with new

ISBN: 9781607324928

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King Solomon and the Golden Fish

Tales from the Sephardic Tradition

by Matilda Koén-Sarano & Reginetta Haboucha

Orality has been central to the transmission of Sephardic customs, wisdom, and values for centuries. Throughout the Middle Ages, Spanish Jews were known for their linguistic skills, and as translators and storytellers they were the main ...

ISBN: 9780814341872

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Knowledge and Practice in Mayotte

Local Discourses of Islam, Sorcery and Spirit Possession

by Michael Lambek

<p>On the East African island of Mayotte, Islam co-exists with two other systems of understanding and interpreting the world around its inhabitants: cosmology and spirit-mediumship. In a witty, evocative style accessible to both the specialist ...

ISBN: 9781442638617

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Kotto

Being Japanese Curios, with Sundry Cobwebs

by Lafcadio Hearn

<p>Journalist-by-trade Lafcadio Hearn used his wanderer's eye and guileless, graceful style to provide elegant chronicles for an English-speaking world fascinated by the exotic sensibilities of Japan. He set himself apart from others who ...

ISBN: 1230003248560

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La Santa Muerte

Unearthing the Magic & Mysticism of Death

by Tomás Prower

<p>This is the first book that presents the eclectic history, modern culture, and step-by-step magick spells of La Santa Muerte’s mystery schools to the non-Spanish-speaking world. As the patron saint of lost causes, the LGBT community, addicts,

ISBN: 9780738746708

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Legend Tripping

A Contemporary Legend Casebook

by Lynne S. McNeill & Elizabeth Tucker

<p><em>Legend Tripping: A Contemporary Legend Casebook</em> explores the practice of legend tripping, wherein individuals or groups travel to a site where a legend is thought to have taken place. Legend tripping is a common informal practice ...

ISBN: 9781607328087

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Legendary Ladies

50 Goddesses to Empower and Inspire You

by Ann Shen

<h3><strong>Goddesses — Mythology — Inspiration</strong></h3> <p><strong>Readers who have enjoyed <em>Warrior Goddess Training</em> or <em>Women Who Run with the Wolves</em> will love Ann Shen’s <em>Legendary ...

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Legendary Louisiana Outlaws

The Villains and Heroes of Folk Justice

by Keagan LeJeune

<p>From the infamous pirate Jean Laffite and the storied couple Bonnie and Clyde, to less familiar bandits like train-robber Eugene Bunch and suspected murderer Leather Britches Smith, Legendary Louisiana Outlaws explores Louisiana's most ...

ISBN: 9780807162583

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Legends and Lore of the Hudson Highlands

by Jonathan Kruk

<p>The Hudson Highlands launched revolutions of independence, industry and creativity and have long enchanted artists and hikers. Mysteries still thrive in the area. Leni-Lenape legend told of an ancient giant slumbering between Storm King and ...

ISBN: 9781439664827

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