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Folk beliefs, superstitions, etc. (General)

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  • Curiosities of Superstitionby W. H. Davenport Adams

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    Interested in learning more about the religious rites, beliefs and practices of different cultures around the world? Check out W. H. Davenport Adams' Curiosities of Superstition. This important early work of comparative religious study highlights similarities and differences of sacred practices throughout history and around the globe. more...

  • Encyclopedia of Fairies in World Folklore and Mythologyby Theresa Bane

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 75.00

    Fairies have been revered and feared, sometimes simultaneously, throughout recorded history. This encyclopedia of concise entries, from the Greek nymph Aba to the shy Zips of Central America and Mexico, includes more than 2,500 individual beings and species of fairy and nature spirits from a wide range of mythologies and religions from all over the... more...

  • Death Loreby Kenneth L. Untiedt

    University of North Texas Press 2010; US$ 29.56

    Examines the lore of death and whatever happens afterward. This work looks at places where people are buried, either permanently or temporarily. It also explores some of the stranger stories about what happens after we're gone, and offers some philosophical musings about death in general, as well as our connection to those who have gone before. more...

  • The Power of Goldby Peter L. Bernstein

    Wiley 2005; US$ 38.00

    Incorporating myth, history and contemporary investigation, Bernstein tells the story of how human beings have become intoxicated, obsessed, enriched, impoverished, humbled and proud for the sake of gold. From the past to the future, Bernstein's portrayal of gold is intimately linked to the character of humankind. more...

  • Out Of The Ordinaryby Barbara Walker

    Utah State University Press 1995; US$ 19.95

    This contributed volume explores the functions of belief and supernatural experience within an array of cultures, as well as the stance of academe toward the study of belief and the supernatural. The essays in this volume call into question the idea that supernatural experience is extraordinary. Among the contributors are Shelley Adler, David... more...

  • A to Z World Superstitions & Folkloreby Sibylla Putzi

    World Trade Press 2008; US$ 38.00

    A to Z World Superstitions & Folklore is an encyclopedia featuring myths, legends and irrational beliefs passed down through generations in 175 countries worldwide. Detailed entries on spirit worship, curses, mystical characters, folk tales, burial and th more...

  • In the Company of Demonsby Armando Maggi

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 27.50

    Who are the familiar spirits of classical culture and what is their relationship to Christian demons? In its interpretation of Latin and Greek culture, Christianity contends that Satan is behind all classical deities, semi-gods, and spiritual creatures, including the gods of the household, the lares and penates. But with In the Company of Demons,... more...

  • Enchanted Europeby Euan Cameron

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 38.99

    Since the dawn of history people have used charms and spells to try to control their environment, and forms of divination to try to foresee the otherwise unpredictable chances of life. Many of these techniques were called 'superstitious' by educated elites. For centuries religious believers used 'superstition' as a term of abuse to... more...

  • El libro de las supersticionesby Massimo Centini

    De Vecchi Ediciones 1753; US$ 3.98

    Para el hombre del siglo xxi, la superstición sigue ocupando un espacio importante en su tiempo, y sigue teniendo un significado. En este libro se analiza todo lo relacionado con las supersticiones mediante los instrumentos del psicoanálisis, la antropología, la sociología y la historia de las religiones. El complejo simbólico, misterioso y fascinante... more...

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