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  • Fractal Timeby Gregg Braden

    Hay House 2009; US$ 6.99

    In his latest book, former senior computer systems designer and bestselling author Gregg Braden merges these ancient and modern world views into a powerful new model of time. Marrying the modern laws of fractal patterns to the ancient concept of cycles, he demonstrates how everything from the war and peace between nations to our most joyous relationships... more...

  • Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimmby Jacob Grimm; Wilhelm Grimm; Edgar Taylor

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.95

    The Brothers Grimm, Jacob (1785-1863) and Wilhelm (1786-1859), were born in Hanau, near Frankfurt, in the German state of Hesse. Throughout their lives they remained close friends, and both studied law at Marburg University. Jacob was a pioneer in the study of German philology, and although Wilhelm's work was hampered by poor health the brothers... more...

  • The Mammoth Book of Celtic Myths and Legendsby Peter Berresford Ellis

    Constable & Robinson 2011; US$ 5.82

    Developed from an early oral storytelling tradition dating back to the dawn of European culture, this is one of the oldest and most vibrant of Europe's mythologies. From all six Celtic cultures -- Irish, Scots, Welsh, Cornish, Manx and Breton -- Peter Berresford Ellishas included popular myths and legends, as well as bringing to light exciting new... more...

  • The Mayan Ouroborosby Drunvalo Melchizedek

    Red Wheel Weiser 2012; US$ 18.95

    There have been many interpretations and predictions about the year 2012, known as the Mayan End Time?touted in everything from books to television commercials. But what do the Mayans themselves have to say about these prophecies? In The Mayan Ouroboros , the much-anticipated follow-up to his bestselling Serpent of Light , spiritual researcher... more...

  • The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm All-New Third Editionby Jack Zipes

    Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 22.00

    The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm Perhaps no other stories possess as much power to enchant, delight, and surprise as those penned by the immortal Brothers Grimm. Now, in the new, expanded third edition, renowned scholar and folklorist Jack Zipes has translated all 250 tales collected and published by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, plus twenty-nine... more...

  • Unsolved Mysteries of the Seaby Lionel & Patricia Fanthorpe

    Dundurn 2004; US$ 11.99

    Explores the intriguing mysteries of the sea: How were the seas formed? What gave rise to stories of mermaids, sirens, and sea monsters? more...

  • The Legend of Spring-Heeled Jackby Karl Bell

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2013; US$ 36.46

    This book uses the nineteenth-century legend of Spring-Heeled Jack to analyse and challenge current notions of Victorian popular cultures. Starting as oral rumours, this supposedly supernatural entity moved from rural folklore to metropolitan press sensation, co-existing in literary and theatrical forms before finally degenerating into a nursery lore... more...

  • Love and the Soulby James Gollnick

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 32.95

    The Eros and Psyche myth has, over the course of the twentieth century, received nearly as much attention from depth psychologists as has the Oedipus story. In their attempt to better understand this popular story, scholars have proposed various interpretations, which have generally followed eithether Freudian or Jungian theories about the nature... more...

  • Curious Myths of the Middle Agesby Sabine Baring-Gould

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    Step back into the romance and primal conflict of the medieval period with this collection of fairy tales and folklore from the era. Equal parts charmingly quaint and bracingly brutal, this carefully curated volume is sure to engage and enthrall readers who are curious about the myth and folklore of the Middle Ages. more...

  • Shetland Folk Talesby Lawrence Tulloch

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    As a child, Lawrence learned many folk tales from his father, Tom Tulloch. Tom was a tradition bearer, and his folklore was collected by the School of Scottish Studies. As a travelling storyteller, Lawrence has collected many more tales. This book contains many favourite stories - some you many recognise, but given a Shetland twist. From selkies to... more...