By Brad Steiger
From lycanthropic creatures stumbled on on tv and picture resembling Teen Wolf, Twilight, and True Blood to the earliest folklore of shape-shifting creatures, The Werewolf ebook: The Encyclopedia of Shapeshifting Beings is an eye-opening, blood-pounding travel in the course of the a long time of monsters with the main remarkable camouflage capabilitiesthey cover between us! alongside the best way, you’ll land on the doorstep of creatures like hirsute mass-murderer Albert Fish, and Fritz Haarman, who slaughtered and ate his victimsselling the leftovers as steaks and roasts in his butcher shopas good as visits to legendary shamans, sirens, and dermis walkers.
Covering 140,000 years of legend, mythology, and truth, The Werewolf Book offers hair-raising facts of odd and obsessional habit throughout the centuries. study the fundamentals of turning into a werewolf and the intricacies of slaying the beast. a real homage to werewolves and different complete moon beasts, it contains subject matters comparable to
endure, tiger, coyote, and different shape-shifting people
vintage and sleek werewolf movies
Gargoyles, totem poles, and web depictions
Serial killers and sadistic rulers
Sorcery, spells, and talismans
tv exhibits, songs, and laptop games
By Sabine Baring-Gould
Twenty-four mythical figures — between others, Saint Patrick, the Pied Piper, knights of the Holy Grail, and St. George — are rejuvenated during this assortment for a brand new viewers. as well as outlines of the myths, the writer presents an goal research in their origins, relevance, and the level in their foundation actually. attention-grabbing assets contain Christian diversifications of prehistoric legends, misinterpretations of tangible occasions, and outright fabrications. Accompanying illustrations offer a visible appreciation for those undying classics. a fabulous creation to age-old tales, this oft-cited paintings might be of worth and curiosity to scholars, students, and different readers.
By Jean La Fontaine,Norman R. Shapiro
By Claude Lecouteux
• stocks many stories of condo spirits, from cajoling the neighborhood land spirit into turning into one’s residence spirit to the great and undesirable good fortune bestowed by means of mischievous apartment elves
• Explains the which means in the back of door and window placement, condo orientation, horsehead gables, the hearth or fireplace, and the edge
• unearths the charms, chants, prayers, and construction practices utilized by our ancestors to bestow happiness and prosperity upon their houses and their occupants
Why can we hold horseshoes for sturdy success or position wreaths on our doorways? Why does the groom hold his new bride over the edge? those customs characterize the final vestiges from a protracted, wealthy heritage of honoring the spirits of our houses. They exhibit home is greater than a development: it's a dwelling being with a physique and soul.
Examining the vast traditions surrounding homes from medieval instances to the current, Claude Lecouteux unearths that, sooner than we entered the present period of common strikes and modular housing, relocating principally from the nation-state into towns, humanity had an incredibly sacred dating with their houses and all of the spirits who lived there along them--from the spirit of the home itself to the mischievous elves, fairies, and imps who visited, invited or now not. He exhibits how each element of creating and protecting a home concerned rites, rite, customs, and taboos to soothe the spirits, together with the alternative of a development lot and the very fabrics with which it was once outfitted. Uncovering the misplaced that means at the back of door and window placement, the fireplace, and the brink, Lecouteux stocks many stories of residence spirits, from the choices used to persuade the neighborhood land spirit into turning into the family condo spirit to the nice and undesirable success bestowed upon those that search the aid of the “Little cash Man.” He attracts on reports and vintage literature from previous Europe--from Celtic lands and Scandinavia to France and Germany to the a long way jap borders of Europe and into Russia--to clarify the pagan roots at the back of lots of those traditions.
Revealing our ancestors’ charms, prayers, and practices to bestow happiness and prosperity upon their houses, Lecouteux exhibits that we will invite the spirits again into our homes, outdated or new, and restoration the sacred bond among domestic and inhabitant.
By Stephen E. Flowers
• offers an entire curriculum of magical learn and initiation founded on routines keyed to the sacred Zoroastrian calendar
• info complicated magical rituals and practices in keeping with archaic Persian formulation, together with hearth rituals and divine invocations
• Explores the background and lore of Persian magic, explaining how the writer reconstructed the unique Mazdan method of magic
Stephen flora explores the historical past, thought, perform, rituals, and initiations of the Mazdan magical method practiced through the Magi of old Persia, who have been so expert and famed for his or her effectiveness that their identify got here to intend what we this day name “magic.” The status and popularity of the Magian monks of Mazda could be so much iconically recorded within the Christian tale of the 3 clever males who visited child Jesus.
The writer explains how the non secular department of the Mazdan magical procedure, based through the Prophet Zarathustra, is understood within the West below the identify Zoroastrianism. He unearths how the Zoroastrian faith, which acts as a matrix for the symbols and formulation of the unique kind of magic, has existed for nearly 4 thousand years with roots going again even deeper into the Indo-European earlier. the writer finds how all different recognized structures of magic have borrowed from this practice, offering the clues that enabled him to reformulate the unique Mazdan method. He studies what the Greeks, Romans, Hebrews, Christians, and chinese language stated in regards to the Iranian-Persian culture of the Mazdans and their invention of a paranormal expertise. He explains how the last word goal of the unique type of magic was once not just person knowledge, self-development, and empowerment, but additionally the final betterment of the area.
Outlining the theoretical rules of this system, that are utilized in useful how you can deepen the effectiveness of those magical operations, the writer info an entire curriculum of magical research and initiation in accordance with a chain of graded workouts keyed to the sacred Zoroastrian calendar. He then deals a chain of extra complicated magical rituals and practices according to archaic Persian formulation, together with fireplace rituals and divine invocations. supplying a handbook for the unique magical approach utilized by the individuals of the good Fellowship, this publication publications you towards the excellent perform of the Mazdan philosophy, the final word end result of that is ushta: Happiness.
By Matthew Beresford
How do Iron Age lavatory our bodies, Roman gods, Joan of Arc, Adolf Hitler, and Sigmund Freud all function within the tale of the werewolf fable? Matthew Beresford solutions those questions and extra in contemplating early loss of life and burial rites, mythology, folklore, archaeological proof and native superstitions via to Medieval literary choices, werewolf trials, scientific factors, alleged sightings, and cinema.
The White satan attracts on a wide selection of assets which will comprehend why the werewolf has been a part of the ideals and mythology throughout Europe, tracing mankind’s fascination with the beast over the years. It explores the early Wolf Cults of Prehistory, Roman mythology, Anglo-Saxon legal punishments, Medieval werewolf executions, folkloric stories of noble werewolves, in addition to mental reasons, and provides a brand new figuring out of ways the werewolf has survived inside ecu tradition for hundreds of thousands of years.
By Harold Bayley
By Patrick Harpur
By John Steckley
In this vigorous ebook, designed in particular for introductory scholars, Steckley unpacks 3 "White Lies"—the fantasy that there are fifty-two phrases for snow, that there are blond, blue-eyed Inuit descended from the Vikings, and that the Inuit ship off their elders to die on ice floes. Debunking those well known myths permits him to demonstrate how wisdom is formed by means of Western social technology, relatively the anthropology of the "Other," and that it may be unsuitable. within the approach, scholars examine not just approximately Inuit tradition, yet concerning the distinction among well known and scholarly research.
By Otto Rank,Robert A. Segal,Gregory C Richter,E. James Lieberman
First released in German in 1909, Otto Rank's unique The fantasy of the delivery of the Hero provided psychoanalytical interpretations of mythological tales as a method of realizing the human psyche. Like his mentor Sigmund Freud, Rank in comparison the myths of such figures as Oedipus, Moses, and Sargon with universal desires, seeing in either a symbolic achievement of repressed hope. In a brand new version released 13 years after the unique, Rank doubled the scale of his seminal paintings, incorporating new discoveries in psychoanalysis, mythology, and ethnology.
This extended and up-to-date variation has been eloquently translated through Gregory C. Richter and E. James Lieberman and contains an introductory essay by means of Robert A. Segal in addition to Otto Rank's 1914 essay "The Play in Hamlet."