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same or similar phenomena in other cultures This parochialism is going away in recent years Whether the author intended it or similar phenomena in other cultures This parochialism is going away in recent years Whether the author intended it not this book contributes to the weakening of that parochialismAt least that s my opinion This is a fantastic book full of details on the history of Russian Orthodox religion belief in magic and superstitions Amazing reference source So glad I got it A startling and long overdue tome on Russian Magic At first you could be forgiven for thinking the work is another scholarly treatise by a modern day Budge However it soon transpires that the author HAS EXPLORED EVERY CONCEIVABLE FACET OF RUSIAN MAGIC INCLUDING explored very conceivable facet of Rusian magic including Divination and creaks in walls to advanced oracular systems I came across the author through the Panizzi lectures and invested in From Kiev Rus and Imperial Russia and to some xtent Ukraine and Belorussia Where possible Ryan identifies the sources of the texts usually Greek Arabic or West European and makes parallels to other cultures ranging from classical antiuity to Finnic He finds that Russia shares most of its magic and divination with the rest of EuropeSubjects covered include the Evil Eye the Number of the Beast omens dreams talismans and amulets plants gemstones and other materials. He book only to be surprised that I had purchased an ncyclopedia almanac and definitive text
All In One If You in one If you interested in practical magic the work will help you with perspectives you might not have yet considered The reason for the interest is that after many years of autocratic rule monarchical and Communist Russians never gave up on their folk wisdom this comes through in the work This is THE book of Slavic magicI just used this book as the main source for my thesis on magic and folk custom in Russia Out of all the books I researched
one has by far the most information in a well laid out format Most of Ryan s sources are primary texts and are well recorded if you ver want to do further studyIt s also a great source for anyone who just wants to learn about the magical side of Slavic culture And I found it very asy to read. Thought to possess magic properties The first chapter gives a historical overview and the final chapter summarizes the political religious and legal aspects of the history of magic in Russia The author also provides translations of some key textsThe Bathhouse at Midnight will be invaluable for anyone student teacher or general reader with an interest in Russia magic or the Midnight will be invaluable for anyone student teacher or general reader with an interest in Russia magic or the It is uniue in its field and is set to become the definitive study of Russian magic.
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Free download ã PDF, DOC, TXT or Book ↠ W F RyanThis book is a great survey The sources used are brilliant And it provides a great grasp on the subject while being very clear what it will and will not coverI definitely suggest this if you re interested in Russian history mythology or magic studies This book is very scientific and precise but it is not asy to read I find this book to be xtremely interesting The author spent years studying the topic and
Russian Culture In Generalculture in general addresses a huge amount of data from his studies of Russian magic and divinationWhat I find most interesting about the book is that he xamines some of the accepted ideas from scholarship about Russian culture and asks if they are valid He about Russian culture and asks if they are valid He for xample that dvoeverie is not a uniuely Russian phenomenon but that it is typical of many cultures that accepted Christianity Too often in my opinion scholarship. The title of this book refers to the classic time and place for magic witchcraft and divination in Russia The Bathhouse at Midnight by one of the world s foremost xperts on the subject surveys all forms of magic both learned and popular in Russia from the fifth to the The Mephisto Threat (Paul Tallis eighteenth century While no book on the subject could bexhaustive The Bathhouse at Midnight does describe and assess all the literary sources of magic witchcraft astrology alchemy and divination.