Download E-books Collected Folk Tales PDF

By Alan Garner

The definitive selection of conventional British folks stories, chosen and retold via the well known Alan Garner.

Following on from the 50th anniversary of Alan Garner’s seminal myth vintage, THE WEIRDSTONE OF BRISINGAMEN, listed here are accumulated all of Alan’s folks stories, advised together with his specific storytelling ability and inimitably transparent voice. crucial analyzing for old and young alike.

Among the tales amassed the following are:
• Kate Crackernuts
• Gold-Tree and Silver-Tree
• Yallery Brown

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Download E-books A Treasury of Nebraska Pioneer Folklore PDF

Folklore tells us whatever approximately nearly each element of the lifetime of the folks. This wealthy and exciting choice of Nebraska pioneer folklore, taken mostly from the Nebraska Folklore Pamphlets issued by way of the Federal Writers' venture within the Thirties, is meant before everything for the final reader, for the folk whose history it is.
 
Songs of path and prairie and of the Farmers' Alliance, white man's yarns and Indian stories, pioneer Nebraska folks customs, sayings, proverbs, ideals, kid's video games, cooking, and cures—these "wondrously enjoyable kaleidoscopic reflections of the folk and atmosphere that have been inspirations of the vintage literature of Mari Sandoz and Willa Cather—to identify two—could be a version for Americana creditors in different states to emulate. . . . A treasury indeed."—King positive aspects Syndicate "Parade of Books."

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Download E-books The Magical Pantheons: A Golden Dawn Journal (Bk.4) PDF

By Sandra Tabatha Cicero

Most folk who've studied occultism for various years have heard of the airtight Order of the Golden sunrise. that isn't astonishing. many of us who have been individuals of that society wrote books that experience without delay or in some way prompted occultism for over a hundred years.

But what approximately at the present time? Are there no writers who also will impression occultism for many years to come back? There definitely are, and you may learn their phrases within the volumes of the Golden sunrise magazine, together with The Magical Pantheons. Just as many participants of the Golden sunrise long ago wrote books that experience stimulated generations, so, too, will the data during this e-book be a reference for and impact on occultists for future years.

The booklet has articles through well-known and high-powered occult authors resembling stylish and Sandra Tabatha Cicero, Kisma okay. Stepanich, Chris Zalewski, James A. Eshelman, John Michael Greer, and Donald Michael Kraig. There are different articles written through up-and-comers, too.

As the name indicates, this ebook appears to be like on the pantheons of deities utilized in magick. whether you are not excited by Golden sunrise magick, you are going to locate whatever that might fascinate you. topics comprise every little thing from an exam of the god-names at the Tree of lifestyles and lacking elements of Aleister Crowley's 777 (originally a Golden sunrise manuscript), to why we should always declare our Pagan polytheistic historical past and evidence that the gods rather do exist.

If you're one of many many folks who're looking extra in-depth occult info, this can be the publication for you. a few of your favourite authors have taken this chance to actually delve into fascinating subject matters that would have you ever pondering for years yet to come.

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Download E-books Selling Tradition: Appalachia and the Construction of an American Folk, 1930-1940 PDF

By Jane S. Becker

The 1st half the 20 th century witnessed a starting to be curiosity in America's people historical past, as american citizens started to enthusiastically acquire, current, marketplace, and eat the nation's people traditions. reading one among this century's most
prominent "folk revivals--the reemergence of Southern Appalachian handicraft traditions within the 1930s--Jane Becker unravels the cultural politics that certain jointly a fancy community of manufacturers, reformers, govt officers, industries, museums, city markets, and shoppers, all of whom helped to redefine Appalachian craft construction within the context of a countrywide cultural id.
Becker makes use of this craft revival as a fashion of exploring the development of the cultural different types "folk" and "tradition." She additionally addresses the results such labels have had at the humans to whom they've been assigned. although the revival of household arts within the Southern Appalachians mirrored an try to reduction the folk of an impoverished zone, she says, in addition to a wish to recapture an incredible a part of the nation's folks background, in truth the recent craft construction owed much less to culture than to middle-class tastes and client culture--forces that obscured the concepts utilized by mountain workers and the stipulations within which they worked.

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Download E-books In the Shadow of History PDF

A ebook of the Texas Folklore Society. Dobie examines “Rose and His tale of the Alamo.” different items at the Alamo comprise “How Jim Bowie Died” and “Inventing tales in regards to the Alamo.” “Anecdotes as part lighting fixtures to Texas historical past” explores tales of the founders of Texas. between different items integrated are: “There’s a Geography of funny Anecdotes,” “Folk Characters of the Sheep Industry,” “The Ghost Sheep Dog,” “Tortilla Making,” “Navajo Sketches,” and plenty of more.

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Download E-books Dancing the Self: Personhood and Performance in the Pandav Lila of Garhwal PDF

For ten years, William Sax studied the population of the previous state of Garhwal in northern India. Sax attended and took part in performances of the pandav lila (a ritual reenactment of scenes from the Mahabharata in a dance) and saw its context in village existence. Combining ethnographic fieldwork with subtle mirrored image at the higher meanings of those rituals and practices, this quantity offers the data in a method available to the uninitiated reader. Sax opens a window on a desirable (and threatened) point of rural Indian lifestyles and on Hinduism as a residing faith, whereas supplying an obtainable creation to the Mahabharata itself.

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Download E-books The Agaria PDF

By Verrier Elwin

This paintings experiences the Agaria tribe of iron-smelters and blacksmiths present in imperative India. Elwin exhibits that even though the Agaria percentage customs and conduct with different tribes, they've got a hugely built totemic civilization with its personal exact mythology affecting each point of lifestyles. Elwin additionally scrutinizes the heritage, demographics, magic, and economic system so as to offer an research of the richness of the craft and tradition of this slowly decaying society.

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Download E-books More Wild Camp Tales PDF

By Mike Blakely

This publication is a lighthearted examine a number of the tales Texans were enhancing on given that their first telling round the glow of a campfire. A continuation of the pleasing choice of Wild Camp stories, this quantity contains the wildest stories ever advised. detect the disadvantage of fireplace searching and browse concerning the nice Caddo Lake pearl rush, the murderous Mexican hog, and the mule artillery. in response to one recognized spinner of far-fetched windies, Texas Ranger Bigfoot Wallace, the larger the story, the extra parents are likely to are looking to think in it.

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Download E-books Lady Godiva: A Literary History of the Legend PDF

By Daniel Donoghue

This publication investigates who girl Godiva was once, how the tale of her bare horseback journey via Coventry arose, and the way the full Godiva legend has advanced from the 13th century via to the current day.

  • Traces the erotic fantasy of girl Godiva again to its medieval origins.
  • Based on scholarly examine yet written to be available to normal readers.
  • Combines historical past, literature, paintings and folklore.
  • Focuses at the dual topics of voyeurism and medievalism.
  • Contributes to our knowing of cultural background, medievalism and the heritage of sexuality.

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