Download E-books From Girl to Goddess: The Heroine's Journey through Myth and Legend PDF

By Valerie Estelle Frankel

Many are acquainted with Joseph Campbell's thought of the hero's trip, the concept each guy from Moses to Hercules grows to maturity whereas struggling with his alter-ego. This publication explores the common heroine's trip as she quests via global fable. various tales from cultures as different as Chile and Vietnam show heroines who conflict for safeguard and identification, thereby scary well known notions of the passive, mild heroine. basically after she has defeated her darkish aspect and reintegrated can the heroine turn into the bestower of knowledge, the protective queen and arch-crone.

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Download E-books Stories as Equipment for Living: Last Talks and Tales of Barbara Myerhoff PDF

By Mark Weiss

Barbara Myerhoff's groundbreaking paintings in reflexivity and narrative ethnography broke with culture by way of focusing no longer at the uncooked ethnographic information, yet on her interplay with these she studied. Myerhoff's unfinished tasks, together with her ultimate talks on storytelling, ritual, and the "culture of getting older and Yiddishkeit," provide a magisterial precis of her life's work.

"The great thing about Stories as gear for Living is the standard of being a compilation of rescued fragments, bits and items of a good master's writing and considering that have been coming in the direction of synthesis yet had by no means reached a comprehensive shape sooner than her demise. This assortment is an exam of where of narrative in human existence, the factitious nature of tradition and the consistent look for visibility really by means of these relegated for one cause or one other to the margins. A thought-provoking ebook helpful of prolonged reflection."
---Jack Kugelmass, Professor of Anthropology and Director of Jewish stories, collage of Florida

"Stories as apparatus for Living achieves a pleasant stability among holding Myerhoff's paintings in its unique shape and reconstructed contexts, yet providing it in a fashion appropriate to readers a new release after her dying. The booklet files Myerhoff's becoming involvement with Jewish tradition, the particular technique of anthropological paintings via box notes, and the image of ways she constantly was once bouncing the bits and bobs of this mixed expert and private enterprise off the 'big questions' of anthropology in its broadest sense."
---Harvey E. Goldberg, Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Hebrew collage, Israel

"These essays trap the rhythm of Barbara Myerhoff's phrases and her bright and exact educate of notion, bringing the reader into the study room of 1 of anthropology's most interesting academics. As an anthropologist with a poet's present for language, she makes use of the instruments of ethnography and outstanding powers of observation---a outstanding 'ethnographic eye'---to discover the outward expressions and internal lives of the Fairfax local of L.A. those tales should not simply excellent introductions to the learn of tradition, yet supply of their revelations a cause of learning it. they're required analyzing for an individual passionate to grasp what an anthropologist can train us approximately groups and finally approximately ourselves."
---Steve Zeitlin, Director, urban Lore: the hot York middle for city folks Culture

"Master of the 3rd voice, the voice of collaboration, Myerhoff is instantly a consummate listener and encouraged storyteller. This publication bargains a unprecedented and luminous commencing into the operating technique and knowledge of 1 of the nice anthropologists of the 20 th century."
---Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Professor of functionality reports at manhattan collage and coauthor of They referred to as Me Mayer July: Painted thoughts of a Jewish formative years in Poland ahead of the Holocaust

"Myerhoff and her collaborators have given her 'Hasidim,' her disciples previous and new, a last and useful gift."
---Jonathan Boyarin, The Robert M. Beren wonderful Professor of recent Jewish experiences on the collage of Kansas and writer of Thinking in Jewish

Barbara Myerhoff used to be a well known anthropologist who did pioneering paintings in gerontology, Jewish reports, folklore, and narrative anthropology. She is better recognized for her ethnography of and private involvement with a neighborhood of aged immigrant Jews in California. Her writings and lectures have had an incredible impression on all of those components of analysis, and her books are extensively celebrated, in particular Number Our Days, whose spouse documentary movie received an Academy Award.

Marc Kaminsky is a psychotherapist, a poet, a author, and the previous codirector of the Institute on Humanities, Arts and getting older of the Brookdale heart on Aging.

Mark Weiss is a author, an editor, a translator, and a poet; his books contain the commonly praised Across the Line/Al Otro Lado.

Deena Metzger is a novelist, a poet, and the founding codirector (with Marc Kaminsky) of the Myerhoff Center.

Thomas R. Cole is the Beth and Toby Grossman Professor and Director of the McGovern middle for well-being, Humanities, and the Human Spirit on the collage of Texas healthiness technological know-how middle in Houston, and a Professor of Humanities within the division of non secular stories at Rice collage; his services lies within the background of getting older and humanistic gerontology.

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Download E-books Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes PDF

By Edith Hamilton

In view that its unique booklet through Little, Brown and corporate in 1942, Edith Hamilton's Mythology has bought thousands of copies during the global and confirmed itself as a perennial bestseller in its quite a few on hand codecs: hardcover, alternate paperback, mass marketplace paperback, and publication. Mythology succeeds like no different ebook in bringing to lifestyles for the trendy reader the Greek, Roman, and Norse myths and legends which are the keystone of Western tradition - the tales of gods and heroes that experience encouraged human creativity from antiquity to the current.

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Download E-books The Plight of a Sorcerer PDF

This, the second one component to Mythe et epopee II, Georges Dumezil's notable paintings on Indo-European delusion and folklore, reconstructs one other prototypical determine within the gallery of epic kinds: The Sorcerer. In historic legendary societies a tradition hero wanted entry to magic, both for my part or by way of command, simply because he was once preferably anticipated to manage or banish previous age and dying.

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Download E-books Mythical Creatures (Mysteries, Legends, and Unexplained Phenomena) PDF

By Linda S Godfrey

Legends and myths are jam-packed with most unlikely creatures and weird beasts, from the half-human, half-lion sphinx of historic Egypt to fire-breathing dragons to mermaids within the oceans. This paintings describes a few of the recognized beasts of fantasy and legend and appears at their attainable origins whereas recounting the stories that experience stored them recognized for millennia.

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Download E-books Iroquoian Cosmology (Forgotten Books) PDF

It is a set of literal translations of 3 Iroquois construction myths, from the Onondaga, Seneca and Mohawk tribes respectively. The interlinear translations within the unique were passed over for technical purposes. those myths are of significant curiosity for numerous purposes. The Iroquois Confederation used to be the dominant tradition team within the northeastern quarter on the time of eu touch, and as such has maintained its traditions in a pretty intact kingdom. There are minor infiltrations of Biblical components within the narrative, that are, in spite of the fact that, effortless to recognize.

The Iroquois had a matrilinear tradition during which women and men shared strength, that's mirrored during this fable through the robust participation of lady demi-gods within the production. the interpretation is by means of an skilled anthropologist writing for a tutorial viewers and so it's virtually thoroughly freed from the sentimentality and prudishness that contaminated different modern books approximately local American mythology and folklore. (Quote from

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Charles Godfrey Leland (1824 - 1903)
Charles Godfrey Leland (August 15, 1824 - March 20, 1903) used to be an American slapstick comedian and folklorist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and trained at Princeton collage, and in Europe. Leland labored in journalism, travelled broadly, and have become drawn to folklore and people linguistics, publishing books and articles on American and ecu languages and people traditions. by way of the tip of his existence presently after the flip of the century, Leland had labored in a large choice of trades, completed acceptance as an writer of the comedic Hans Breitmann Ballads, fought in conflicts, and had written what was once to develop into a main resource textual content for Neopaganism part a century later, Aradia, or the Gospel of the Witches.

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Download E-books The Philosophy of Enchantment: Studies in Folktale, Cultural Criticism, and Anthropology PDF

By R. G. Collingwood, David Boucher, Philip Smallwood

This is often the long-awaited ebook of a suite of writings through the British thinker, historian, and archaeologist R.G. Collingwood (1889-1943) on serious, anthropological, and cultural subject matters merely hinted at in his formerly to be had paintings. on the center are six essays on folktale and magic within which Collingwood applies the rules of his philosophy of heritage to difficulties within the long term evolution of human society and tradition. the amount opens with 3 great introductory essays through the editors, gurus of their a variety of fields, who supply their explanatory and contextual notes to lead the reader in the course of the texts. The Philosophy of Enchantment highlights the wide variety of Collingwood's highbrow engagements, their integration, and their relevance to present parts of dialogue within the fields of philosophy, cultural reviews, social and literary background, and anthropology.

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Download E-books Never Marry a Woman with Big Feet PDF

By Mineke Schipper

In cultures everywhere in the globe, intercourse and gender matters were expressed in proverbs, the world's smallest literary style. This attention-grabbing publication offers revealing insights into the feminine throughout centuries and continents, as recorded in millions of brilliant and earthy proverbs approximately ladies. Mineke Schipper analyses similarities, variations, and contradictions within the cultural norms approximately gender expressed in hundreds of thousands of proverbs she has stumbled on from over a hundred and fifty nations. Grouping the sayings into such different types because the girl physique, love, intercourse, childbirth, and feminine strength, she reveals shared styles in rules approximately girls (and how males see them). half cross-cultural research, half literary feedback, and half anthology, her ebook is a distinct and exciting source to dip into repeatedly.

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Download E-books Scandinavian Folk Belief and Legend (The Nordic Series) PDF

Here's a wealthy compendium of countless numbers of legends, tales, ideals, and magic accumulated from oral assets in preindustrial Scandinavia. during this rural society, the folks lived with regards to nature and believed themselves an essential component of it. This quantity makes a speciality of ideals that illustrate the valuable facets of a conventional worldview, instead of on prose narratives thought of for his or her literary worth.

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Download E-books TYR: Myth - Culture - Tradition, Vol. 1 PDF

By Michael Moynihan

TYR is called FOR THE GERMANIC SKY GOD, THE mother or father OF TRANSCENDENT AND everlasting ORDER.

Published each year, TYR celebrates the normal myths, tradition, and social associations of pre-Christian, pre-modern Europe. It comprises in-depth, unique articles, interviews, translations of crucial works via radical traditionalist and anti-modern thinkers, in addition to broad reports of books, movies, tune, and the humanities.


It skill to reject the fashionable, materialist reign of "quantity over quality," the absence of any significant religious values, environmental devastation, the mechanization and over-specialization of city lifestyles, and the imperialism of company mono-culture, with its vulgar "values" of growth and potency. It capability to yearn for the small, homogeneous tribal societies that flourished ahead of Christianity -- societies during which each element of existence used to be built-in right into a holistic method.

WHAT WE characterize:

Resacralization of the area as opposed to materialism; folk/traditional tradition as opposed to mass tradition; traditional social order as opposed to a man-made hierarchy in response to wealth; the tribal group as opposed to the countryside; stewardship of the earth as opposed to the "maximization of resources"; a harmonious courting among women and men as opposed to the "war among the sexes"; handicrafts and artisanship as opposed to commercial mass-production.

IN THIS factor:

STEPHEN EDRED plants on "Integral Culture"; JOSCELYN GODWIN at the Italian esotericist JULIUS EVOLA; French thinker ALAIN DE BENOIST's interview with "new comparative mythologist" GEORGES DUMEZIL; NIGEL PENNICK at the "Spiritual Arts and Crafts"; STEVE POLLINGTON at the Germanic battle god Woden; MICHAEL MOYNIHAN on divine lines within the Nibelungenlied; COLLIN CLEARY at the anti-modern tv sequence The Prisoner; JOSHUA BUCKLEY'S interview with IAN learn of the English heathen song team hearth + ICE, and masses more.

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