The Ultimate Book on Macabre Lore & Spiritual Traditions from Yesterday & Today
Written with a mix of reverence, approachability, and deadpan wit by a funeral industry insider, Morbid Magic is the first multi-cultural guide to death spirituality and traditions from all over the world and from different historical eras. Tomás Prower presents an impressive array of topics, including each culture's views on the hereafter, mourning periods, the deceased's legacy, handling of remains, and more.
Discover the lore and magic of death, both on the physical and spiritual planes. Explore hands-on activities, spells, and prayers that will open your eyes to new practices. Experience personal stories and anecdotes by modern people from various regions and religions. This fascinating book makes death a more approachable topic and helps you understand and utilize the profound wisdom of cultures around the globe. From Judaism in the Middle East to shamanism in East Asia, Morbid Magic presents an amazing, in-depth look at how the world deals with death.
|Publisher:||Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Tomás Prower (Los Angeles, CA) is the international author of multiple books, including Queer Magic . He has lived and worked in Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, Tijuana, Reno, and Long Beach. He is fluent in English, French, and several dialects of Spanish. Tomás is a Licensed Mortuary Professional and has previously served as the cultural liaison between France, the United States, and the South American member states of Mercosur.
Table of Contents
All Aboard 1
Part 1: Greater Middle East 7 1: Cradles of Civilization 9 2: Judaism 27 3: Islam 37 4: Greater Middle Eastern Magical Community 47
Part 2: Europe 59 5: Ancient Greece & Rome 61 6: Pagan Europe 73 7: Christianity 85 8: European Magical Community 97
Part 3: Sub-Saharan Africa & Lands of the African Diaspora 107 9: Sub-Saharan Africa 109 10: Lands of the African Diaspora 119 11: Sub-Saharan & African Diasporic Magical Community 133
Part 4: India & Southeast Asia 139 12: Hinduism 141 13: Buddhism 149 14: Indian & Southeast Asian Magical Community 159
Part 5: East Asia 165 15: China 167 16: Mongolia & the Korean Peninsula 183 17: Japan 197 18: East Asian Magical Community 213
Part 6: Oceania 221 19: New Guinea & Aboriginal Australia 223 20: Polynesia 235 21: Oceanic Magical Community 247
Part 7: The Americas 253 22: Latin America 255 23: Native North America 275 24: American Magical Community 289
End of the Line 297