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Karlik

by Ursula Burkhard & David Heaf

Elemental beings such as gnomes and fairies exist in many folk and spiritual traditions, and Rudolf Steiner also discussed their significance to our world. Some people are able to engage and even communicate...


Cultural Discontinuity: The New Social Face of the Awajun

by Glend Seitz

Over time, indigenous groups in the Amazon region have developed subsistence strategies and cultural practices, reflecting a long process of cultural adaptation. However, the intensification of their intercultural...


Cultural Discontinuity

by Glend Seitz

Over time, indigenous groups in the Amazon region have developed subsistence strategies and cultural practices, reflecting a long process of cultural adaptation. However, the intensification of their intercultural...


The Book of the Law and The Book of Lies

by Aleister Crowley

This single-volume edition unites two centerpieces of twentieth-century occult thinking by "the wickedest man in the world." Notorious mystic and esoterist Aleister Crowley (1875–1947) remains a towering figure...


Apparitions; or, The Mystery of Ghosts, Hobgoblins, and Haunted Houses

by Joseph Taylor

"Apparitions; or, The Mystery of Ghosts, Hobgoblins, and Haunted Houses" is a collection of amusing real-life stories relating to supposed ghost encounters and supernatural experiences. It was written with the...


Inferences from Haunted Houses and Haunted Men

by John Harris

This vintage book examines a number of ghost stories and supernatural accounts in detailed, attempting to provide explanations as to their cause based on reason, logic, and contemporary scientific knowledge....


Scottish Ghost Stories

by Elliot O'Donnell

This is a collection of Scottish ghost stories personally related to the author, who dedicated his life to investigating the supernatural. Elliott O'Donnell (1872 - 1965) was an English author most famous for...


Subjugated Animals: Animals And Anthropocentrism in Early Modern European Culture

by Nathaniel Wolloch

This book is a study of attitudes toward animals in early modern Western culture. Emphasizing the influence of anthropocentrism on attitudes toward animals, historian Nathaniel Wolloch traces the various ways...


Enraged: Why Violent Times Need Ancient Greek Myths

by Emily Katz Anhalt

An examination of remedies for violent rage rediscovered in ancient Greek myths


Erasmus In Praise of Folly

by Desiderius Erasmus & Andrew Dickson White (Translator)

In Praise of Folly (Latin: Stultitiae Laus or Moriae Encomium—sometimes translated as In Praise of More; Greek title: Morias enkomion; Dutch title: Lof der Zotheid) is an essay written in Latin in 1509 by...


The Book of Ceremonial Magic

by A. E. Waite

Noted occult historian A. E. Waite created this meticulously researched survey in order to unite and interpret the scattered and often-inaccessible details of magical traditions. Part I contains essential passages...


Truth of a Hopi

by Edmund Nequatewa

In the Truth of a Hopi, Edmund Nequatewa relates the Hopis' myths, legends, belief systems, and oral history. Nequatewa's writings give us a glimpse into the psyche of the Hopi in the way that only a Hopi could....


The Feminine in Fairy Tales: Revised Edition

by Marie-Louise von Franz

In this engaging commentary, the distinguished analyst and author Marie-Louise von Franz shows how the Feminine reveals itself in fairy tales of German, Russian, Scandinavian, and Eskimo origin, including familiar...


Epic: Form, Content, and History

by Frederick Turner

Epic does many things. Among others, it defines the nature of the human storyteller; recalls the creation of the world and of the human race; describes the paradoxical role of the hero as both the Everyman and...


The Mirth of Nations

by Christie Davies

The Mirth of Nations is a social and historical study of jokes told in the principal English-speaking countries. It is based on use of archives and other primary sources, including old and rare joke books. Davies...


The Transmission of "Beowulf"

by Leonard Neidorf & Gregory Nagy

Beowulf, like The Iliad and The Odyssey, is a foundational work of Western literature that originated in mysterious circumstances. In The Transmission of "Beowulf," Leonard Neidorf addresses philological questions...


Creation Myths: Revised Edition

by Marie-Louise von Franz

Creation myths are the deepest and most important of all myths because they are concerned with both the basic patterns of existence and the ultimate meaning of life. In this book, an eminent Jungian analyst...


Programmed Capitalism: Computer-mediated Global Society: Computer-mediated Global Society

by Maurice Estabrooks

Focuses on how the computer has transformed the economy into an information processing and intelligence system. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.


The Complete King Arthur: Many Faces, One Hero

by John Matthews & Caitlin Matthews

A comprehensive examination of the historical and mythological evidence for every major theory about King Arthur

• Explores the history of every Arthur candidate and the geographical arguments that have placed...


Frankie and Johnny: Race, Gender, and the Work of African American Folklore in 1930s America

by Stacy I. Morgan

Originating in a homicide in St. Louis in 1899, the ballad of "Frankie and Johnny" became one of America's most familiar songs during the first half of the twentieth century. It crossed lines of race, class,...