The Golden Bough

The Golden Bough

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by James Frazer
     
 

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The Golden Bough attempts to define the shared elements of religious belief. Its thesis is that old religions were fertility cults that revolved around the worship of, and periodic sacrifice of, a sacred king. Published in 1890 it offered a modernist approach to discussing religion. The impact of The Golden Bough on contemporary European literature was substantial.

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The Golden Bough attempts to define the shared elements of religious belief. Its thesis is that old religions were fertility cults that revolved around the worship of, and periodic sacrifice of, a sacred king. Published in 1890 it offered a modernist approach to discussing religion. The impact of The Golden Bough on contemporary European literature was substantial.

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ISBN-13:
2940013829671
Publisher:
SMK BBBZ Books
Publication date:
12/10/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
840
File size:
191 KB

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The Golden Bough 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was unable to read this book on my nook because the pages had been scaned in and contained a slew of numbers and letters that made it look more like a computer progam than a book. It was to hard to read inbetween all of them. So if you are downloading it you may just want to buy the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Golden Bough is required reading for anyone interested in any branch of Occultism, Mysticism, and the Psychic Arts and Sciences. This is heavy duty reading but well worth the effort. It's a standard reference work but should be considered as a textbook, also. Ranks up there with Joseph Campbell, Carl G. Jung, Allen Watts, and Carlos Castanada. This book is a must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you have the appreciation and certainly the time to sit down and really become engaged in Sir James George Frazer's work, you will find the text thought provoking and deep. The poetic language Frazer uses to eloquently portray the savagery of man contrasted to that of the evil of modern man provides one with a imaginary journal led by Frazer traveling through the depths of mans darkest beliefs and actions. This classic work is merely the abridgment, and the full set runs at 12 volumes. Frazer sat down in 1890 to answer one simply question and did not find it answered until 1914. This literary class has been an inspiration to the work of Anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski, Poet T.S. Elliot, and even film director Francis Ford Copolla. Pick this up, even if you read passages from it, you will not be disappointed.
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Tristan Smith More than 1 year ago
Cant open it to read it waist of time