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Mysticism

  • Birds: Myth, Lore and Legendby Rachel Warren Chadd; Marianne Taylor

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 19.99

    Why are owls regarded either as wise or as harbingers of doom? What gave rise to the fanciful belief that storks bring babies? Why is the eagle associated with victory or the hummingbird with paradise? The answers are here in this new and engaging book. By re-telling the many legends, beliefs, proverbs and predictions associated with more than 80... more...

  • Puffin Book Of World Myths And Legendsby Anita Nair

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 14.00

    Timeless stories told anewFind out how the world was created, why the sun and moon never meet eachother though they live in the same sky, how clouds appear to save mankind fromthe sun's scorching rays, and why living creatures shed tears when they are inpain.Retold by bestselling author Anita Nair, these ageless tales come alive with afreshness and... more...

  • Indian Folktales and Legendsby Pratibha Nath

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 14.00

    Stories of wonder and wit, from far and nearEveryone will find a favourite story in this collection of folktales and legends.There is the story of Jumman the labourer, who thinks the Qazi of Jaunpur isactually his donkey! And the strange adventure of Dhania who, stealing out for amidnight snack, gets stuck in honey. Or the account of how a lowly weasel... more...

  • Tales of the Nartsby John Colarusso; Tamirlan Salbiev; Walter May

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 39.50 US$ 31.60

    The Nart sagas are to the Caucasus what Greek mythology is to Western civilization. Tales of the Narts presents a wide selection of fascinating tales preserved as a living tradition among the peoples of Ossetia in southern Russia, a region where ethnic identities have been maintained for thousands of years in the face of major cultural upheavals.... more...

  • Sacréby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 4.99

    Tout discours sur la catégorie de sacré pose un problème de méthode, car celle-ci se présente d'emblée sous une double face. Pour l'homme de science, elle constitue un concept analytique qu'il applique, avec plus ou moins de bonheur, à l'étude des faits religieux. L'homme de foi, pour sa part, y voit un mystère qu'il approche en tremblant et en fonction... more...

  • Akbar and Birbalby Amita Sarin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 12.00

    Mango trees are court witnessesMagical sticks identify thievesBirbal must take a trip to heavenThe friendship between Emperor Akbar and his minister Birbal created history?and some delightful stories! The tales of Akbar and Birbal have been passed on from generation to generation, enthralling young and old listeners alike. This book brings together... more...

  • Sea Spellby Jennifer Donnelly

    Hachette Children's Group 2016; US$ 15.99

    Six mermaids battle to save their hidden world. Serafina and the other mer have discovered that Orfeo, one of the six founders of Atlantis, is trying to unleash an ancient monster from its icy prison. Astrid, his descendent is summoned to Orfeo's stronghold where she must attempt to take his black pearl talisman. Meanwhile, Ava tracks another talisman... more...

  • Nart Sagasby John Colarusso; John Colarusso; Adrienne Mayor

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 22.95 US$ 18.36

    The sagas of the ancient Narts are to the Caucasus what Greek mythology is to Western civilization. This book presents, for the first time in the West, a wide selection of these fascinating myths preserved among four related peoples whose ancient cultures today survive by a thread. In ninety-two straightforward tales populated by extraordinary characters... more...

  • Le secret des menhirsby Jean Danzé

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 5.99

    Suivez les pas de Jean Danzé sur les traces des mystérieux menhirs de Bretagne... Voici plus de 6 000 ans, les habitants de la Bretagne et d'autres régions d'Europe érigeaient des dolmens, tumulus, cairns et allées couvertes destinés au repos de leurs morts. À la même époque, ils extrayaient d'énormes blocs de pierre, qu'ils taillaient, transportaient,... more...

  • Enkindling Loveby Gillian T. W. Ahlgren

    Fortress Press 2016; US$ 38.99

    The theme of Enkindling Love is God?s desire for partnership with us. Excerpts from the seven moradas (dwelling places) of Teresa of Avila?s Interior Castle are interspersed with brief selections from John of the Cross?s mystical trilogy, The Dark Night of the Soul, Spiritual Canticle, and The Living Flame of Love, in order to show the seven stages... more...