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Folklore & Mythology

  • Shadow and Evil in Fairy Talesby Marie-Louise von Franz

    Shambhala 2017; US$ 29.95

    Fairy tales seem to be innocent stories, yet they contain profound lessons for those who would dive deep into their waters of meaning. In this book, Marie-Louise von Franz uncovers some of the important lessons concealed in tales from around the world, drawing on the wealth of her knowledge of folklore, her experience as a psychoanalyst and a collaborator... more...

  • Ballad Talesby Kevan Manwaring; Candia McKormack

    The History Press 2017; US$ 5.31

    An innovative collection of folk ballads re-told by professional storytellers. In association with the Society for Storytelling more...

  • Vengeance in Reverseby Mark R. Anspach

    Michigan State University Press 2017; US$ 19.95

    How do humans stop fighting? Where do the gods of myth come from? What does it mean to go mad? Mark R. Anspach tackles these and other conundrums as he draws on ethnography, literature, psychotherapy, and the theory of René Girard to explore some of the fundamental mechanisms of human interaction. Likening gift exchange to vengeance in reverse, the... more...

  • Truth of a Hopiby Edmund Nequatewa

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 1.99

    In the Truth of a Hopi, Edmund Nequatewa relates the Hopis' myths, legends, belief systems, and oral history. Nequatewa's writings give us a glimpse into the psyche of the Hopi in the way that only a Hopi could. Here you will find not only the traditional oral histories, but stories of how the Hopi resisted sending their children away to enforced boarding... more...

  • The Feminine in Fairy Talesby Marie-Louise von Franz

    Shambhala 2017; US$ 24.95

    In this engaging commentary, the distinguished analyst and author Marie-Louise von Franz shows how the Feminine reveals itself in fairy tales of German, Russian, Scandinavian, and Eskimo origin, including familiar stories such as "Sleeping Beauty," "Snow White and Rose Red," and "Rumpelstiltskin." Some tales, she points out, offer insights into the... more...

  • Creation Mythsby Marie-Louise von Franz

    Shambhala 2017; US$ 34.95

    Creation myths are the deepest and most important of all myths because they are concerned with both the basic patterns of existence and the ultimate meaning of life. In this book, an eminent Jungian analyst examines the recurring motifs that appear in creation myths from around the world and shows what they teach us about the mysteries of creativity,... more...

  • The Legend of Seleucusby Daniel Ogden

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 96.00

    The first full reconstruction of and investigation into the vibrant and fascinating legend of King Seleucus, successor to Alexander the Great. more...

  • You Win or You Dieby Ayelet Haimson Lushkov

    I.B.Tauris 2017; US$ 14.95

    If the Middle Ages form the present-day backdrop to the continents of Westeros and Essos, then antiquity is their resonant past. The Known World is haunted by the remnants of distant and powerful civilizations, without whose presence the novels of George R R Martin and the ever popular HBO show would lose much of their meaning and appeal. In this essential... more...

  • The Complete King Arthurby John Matthews; Caitlín Matthews

    Inner Traditions/Bear & Company 2017; US$ 24.95

    A comprehensive examination of the historical and mythological evidence for every major theory about King Arthur • Explores the history of every Arthur candidate and the geographical arguments that have placed him in different locations • Examines 1,800 years of evidence for Arthur’s life and the famous series of 12 battles fought against the Saxons... more...

  • The Golden Fleeceby Dr Padraic Colum

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 1.99

    In Greek mythology, the Golden Fleece is the fleece of the gold-haired winged ram, which can be procured in Colchis. It figures in the tale of Jason and his band of Argonauts, who set out on a quest by order of King Pelias for the fleece in order to place Jason rightfully on the throne of Iolcus in Thessaly. The story is of great antiquity - it was... more...