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Folklore & Mythology

  • On the Nature of Manby Dagobert D. Runes

    Philosophical Library 2015; US$ 9.99

    This insightful work, from the pen of the well-known philosopher, is offered as an attempt to define the borderlines of human thinking and human morality. Dr. Runes, in his search for verities and true humanity, takes the reader on an arduous voyage through the depths of the mind. This type of soul-searching philosophy, unburdened by traditional manner... more...

  • Old Ways, Old Secretsby Jo Kerrigan; Richard Mills

    The O'Brien Press 2015; US$ 17.49

    In a land like ours, the old beliefs bring pleasure and wisdom… Exploring the legends, special places and treasured practices of old, Jo Kerrigan reveals a rich world beneath Ireland?s modern layers. So many of today?s Irish traditions reach back to our ancient past, to the natural world: climbing to the summit of a mountain at harvest time;... more...

  • The Meaning of Herbsby Ann Field; Gretchen Scoble

    Chronicle Books LLC 2015; US$ 12.99

    "Take borage for courage. Send a bouquet of yarrow to declare war. Hang a sprig of rue at the door to keep witches at bay." Like flowers, herbs are steeped in myth and magic, secrets and lore. For centuries, their powers have been called upon to seduce lovers and dispel witches, send hidden messages and brew potent elixirs, entice the palate and... more...

  • The Great Mother: An Analysis of the Archetypeby Erich Neumann; Ralph Manheim; Martin Liebscher

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    This landmark book explores the Great Mother as a primordial image of the human psyche. Here the renowned analytical psychologist Erich Neumann draws on ritual, mythology, art, and records of dreams and fantasies to examine how this archetype has been outwardly expressed in many cultures and periods since prehistory. He shows how the feminine has... more...

  • Celtic Mythologyby Ward Rutherford; John Matthews

    Red Wheel Weiser 2015; US$ 14.95

    Ward Rutherford  was a well-known author of many books on historical subjects including  The Druids and their Heritage and Pythagoras: Lover of Wisdom . He lived in England. more...

  • Transforming the Faiths of Our Fathersby Ann Braude

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 8.99

    Ann Braude is Director of the Women's Studies in Religion Program and Senior Lecturer on American Religious History at Harvard Divinity School. She is also the author of Radical Spirits: Spiritualism and Women's Rights in Nineteenth-Century America , and Women and American Religion , and co-editor of Root of Bitterness: Documents of the Social... more...

  • Louth Folk Talesby Doreen McBride

    The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    Take a walk through the heart of Ireland in the entertaining company of professional storyteller Doreen McBride as she recounts local tales, ancient and modern, of County Louth. You will hear of the doomed love of Lassara and her harpist who haunt the waters of Carlingford Lough, of the origin of the River Boyne and of the jumping church at Kildemock.... more...

  • East Yorkshire Folk Talesby Ingrid Barton

    The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    East Yorkshire is ripe with tales of fairy gold and illusive characters. The county's folklore is engrained in every port, cliff and bridge, passed on through whispered accounts of witches long dead, legends of strange creatures or the bawdy tales of adventuring heroes. Filey Brigg was once a dragon, the people of Skinningrove held a merman captive,... more...

  • Bulfinch's Mythologyby Thomas Bulfinch

    McClelland & Stewart 2015; US$ 1.99

    Bulfinch?s Mythology is a thorough overview of three major groups of mythology, and has long been cited as one of its definitive reference texts.   It is broken up into three sections, covering classical mythology (primarily Greek and Roman, though Bulfinch also touches on eastern, Norse, and druidic myth), the legends of King Arthur, and the romances... more...

  • Classical Myth on Screenby Monica S. Cyrino; Meredith E. Safran

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    An examination of how screen texts embrace, refute, and reinvent the cultural heritage of antiquity, this volume looks at specific story-patterns and archetypes from Greco-Roman culture. The contributors offer a variety of perspectives, highlighting key cultural relay points at which a myth is received and reformulated for a particular audience. more...