The Golden Bough : A Study of Magic and Religion (Illustrated)

The Golden Bough : A Study of Magic and Religion (Illustrated)

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by James George Frazer
     
 

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THE PRIMARY aim of this book is to explain the remarkable rule which regulated the succession to the priesthood of Diana at Aricia. When I first set myself to solve the problem more than thirty years ago, I thought that the solution could be propounded very briefly, but I soon found that to render it probable or even intelligible it was necessary to discuss certain…  See more details below

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THE PRIMARY aim of this book is to explain the remarkable rule which regulated the succession to the priesthood of Diana at Aricia. When I first set myself to solve the problem more than thirty years ago, I thought that the solution could be propounded very briefly, but I soon found that to render it probable or even intelligible it was necessary to discuss certain more general questions, some of which had hardly been broached before. In successive editions the discussion of these and kindred topics has occupied more and more space, the enquiry has branched out in more and more directions, until the two volumes of the original work have expanded into twelve. Meantime a wish has often been expressed that the book should be issued in a more compendious form. This abridgment is an attempt to meet the wish and thereby to bring the work within the range of a wider circle of readers.

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9781300088127
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Publication date:
09/03/2012
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Golden Bough: a study of magic and religion (abridged edition of 1922) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book contains a combination of mythology, folklore, and magic. If you are interested in magic or religion then this is a good book is for you.
Kelly1A More than 1 year ago
If your interest is in anthropology or sociology, this is a comprehensive tome that should not be missed. Mythology has always been an interest of mine since I was a child. In my adulthood, I find I am attracted more to the history of the medium and the societies behind the myths than the myths themselves. This well researched work did not disappoint, feeding my thirst and giving me a wealth of information not found in my previous reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed The Golden Bough: A Study of Magic and Religion. It’s a collection of wonderful stories involving the history of the world. The illustrations are quite beautiful. It’s filled with mythology, supernatural magic, and modern neo-pagan practices. I highly recommend and give author James Frazer five stars for the excellent content.  
LakeGirl2015 More than 1 year ago
I like history books and I like mythology and folklore. This book combines the two. I read it as the history of the world (or, specifically, northern Europe) as told in myths, cultural beliefs, and religious practices. The neo-pagan aspect is especially interesting to me. Wonderful art, too.
Judith2 More than 1 year ago
This is the epitome of a volume a lover of culture, mythology, pagan practices, magic and stories that transcend time should have in their library. . Although this volume has been around for over a hundred years, the writing it still applicable to live in the 21st century. The collection is rich in the wealth of knowledge and tales it tells. It  offers stories that are rich in description and tradition.  It is a wonderful way to spend a rainy weekend - read a little, dream a little and back and forth. You will find that you will evolve with the book.  Also, the art is lovely as well.
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She looks at cassia her dark hair blowing in the wind like her dress her beautiful body perfectly posed