Encyclopedia of World Mythology
The myriad rituals used by medicine men, shamans and elders to call upon the spirits, the customary beliefs in the powers of the gods, and the social and cultural influences behind these beliefs are all explained within this volume.
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He also managed to take down some of Oisin's stories of the old days when the
Fianna ruled the land. But soon the warrior-poet, and the world he had known,
passed away for ever. EARLY WELSH MYTHS THE MASTERWORK of medieval
THE LIVES OF BUDDHA THE JATAKA STORIES recount the many previous
births of the Buddha in human and animal lives. In all there are 547 stories,
originally told by the Buddha to his disciples. They were written down in the Pali
'Stories are what happened in the long-ago time. My stories are like the stars that
never fade.' When the stone had finished one story, it began another. All the ...
Come again tomorrow and bring the people of your camp to listen to my stories.
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This is an old book (1970s) I inherited from my father. It's rather intense so I only refer to it when one of my 'newer' books can't answer one of my questions. My favourite sections would be the one ... Read full review