Folklore
The Lost Tomb of King Arthur: The Search for Camelot and the Isle of Avalon
The Lost Tomb of King Arthur
The Search for Camelot and the Isle of Avalon
Paperback      ISBN: 1591431816
One man’s journey to uncover the final resting place of the historical King Arthur • Pinpoints the exact locations of Arthur’s tomb, the ruins of Camelot, and the sword Excalibur using literary research and the latest geophysics equipment • Examines previously unknown ancient manuscripts preserved in the vaults of the British Library--including one written within the living memory of Arthur’s time • Reveals the mythic king as the real-life leader Owain Ddantgwyn, who united the British to repel invasion from Germany around 500 AD One of the most enigmatic figures in world history, King Arthur has been the subject of many fantastical tales over the past 1500 years, leading many scholars to regard him and his fabled city of Camelot simply as myth. But, as Graham Phillips shows through a wealth of literary and scientific evidence, King Arthur was a real man, Camelot a real place, and the legendary Excalibur a real sword--and Phillips has located them all. Phillips examines the earliest stories of Arthur as well as previously unknown ancient manuscripts preserved in the vaults of the British Library in London, such as the work of the 9th-century monk Nennius, to pinpoint the exact locations of Arthur’s tomb, the ruins of Camelot, and the sword Excalibur. He reveals the mythic king as the real-life leader Owain Ddantgwyn, who united the British to repel invasion from Germany around 500 AD. Moving his quest from library vaults to the real sites of Arthur’s life, the author confirms his research through a Dark Age monument, hidden away in the mountains of western Britain, that bears an inscription about a powerful warlord who went by the battle title “Arthur.
Wise Women of the Dreamtime: Aboriginal Tales of the Ancestral Powers
Wise Women of the Dreamtime
Aboriginal Tales of the Ancestral Powers
Paperback      ISBN: 0892814772
Extending deep into the caverns of humanity's oldest memories, beyond 60,000 years of history and into the Dreamtime, this collection of Australian Aboriginal myths has been passed down through the generations by tribal storytellers. The myths were compiled at the turn of the century by K. Langloh Parker, one of the first Europeans to realize their significance and spiritual sophistication. Saved from drowning by Aboriginal friends when she was just a child, Parker subsequently gained unique access to Aboriginal women and to stories that had previously eluded anthropologists. In the stories, women tell of their own initiations and ceremonies, the origins and destiny of humanity, and the behavioral codes for society. Included are stories of child-rearing practices, young love in adversity, the dangers of invoking the spiritual powers, the importance of social sharing, the role of women in male conflicts, the dark feminine, and the transformational power of language. Wise Women of the Dreamtime allows us to participate in the world's oldest stories and to begin a new dream of harmony between human society and nature.
Stories from Spain / Historias de Espana
Stories from Spain / Historias de Espana
Paperback      ISBN: 0071702660
Side-by-side bilingual texts . . .now with free audio downloads of selected passages! By having Spanish texts and their English translations on facing pages, you will no longer be intimidated by unfamiliar words or expressions. You can find their translations right across the page. You can also use the English text to check your comprehension. New to these editions is access to free audio downloads from mhprofessional.com. Voiced by native Spanish speakers, each download includes 15 to 20 minutes of audio and covers six to eight reading passages. As an intermediate to early-advanced student of Spanish, you will improve your Spanish reading comprehension--as well as gain an insight into the Spanishculture--with this engaging book.
Tales of Japan: Traditional Stories of Monsters and Magic
Tales of Japan
Traditional Stories of Monsters and Magic
Hardcover      ISBN: 1452174466
A goblin with no body and a monster with no face. A resourceful samurai and a faithful daughter. A spirit of the moon and a dragon king. This collection of 15 traditional Japanese folktales transports readers to a time of adventure and enchantment. Drawn from the works of folklorists Lafcadio Hearn and Yei Theodora Ozaki, these tales are by turns terrifying, exhilarating, and poetic. Each story is brought to life with a striking illustration by contemporary Japanese artist Kotaro Chiba, and this special gift edition features an embossed, textured case with metallic gold ink, and a satin ribbon page marker. It will delight fans of fairytales and ghost stories, and captivate those interested in Japan's rich history and culture.
The Fairy Tales and Stories of Hans Christian Andersen
The Fairy Tales and Stories of Hans Christian Andersen
Hardcover      ISBN: 1631062050
Let your imagination soar with this stunning gift edition of Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy tales! The Fairy Tales and Stories of Hans Christian Andersen is the next edition in the Knickerbocker Classic series, featuring works from the famous Danish poet. His classic works include fairy-tale favorites such as, "The Little Mermaid", "The Ugly Duckling", "The Princess and the Pea", "Thumbelina", and "The Emperor's New Clothes". Perfect for adults and children alike, The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen includes a ribbon marker to insure you'll never lose your place at bedtime. This stunning gift edition also has a full cloth binding, foil blocking on the spine, and is packaged neatly in an elegant slipcase.
The Annotated Brothers Grimm
The Annotated Brothers Grimm
Hardcover      ISBN: 0393058484
Presents new translations of forty fairy tale classics including "Little Red Riding Hood," "Snow White," and "Rapunzel," in a volume that includes previously omitted tales and is complemented by hundreds of annotations that explore the historical origins, cultural complexities, and psychological effects of the stories. 40,000 first printing.
Beowulf's Ecstatic Trance Magic: Accessing the Archaic Powers of the Universal Mind
Beowulf's Ecstatic Trance Magic
Accessing the Archaic Powers of the Universal Mind
Paperback      ISBN: 1591432170
"Use ecstatic trance to journey to the time of Beowulf and learn first hand the ancient magic of the early Nordic people"--
The Book of the Toad: A Natural and Magical History of Toad-Human Relations
The Book of the Toad
A Natural and Magical History of Toad-Human Relations
Paperback      ISBN: 0892812613
Surveys the history of toads as biological entity, literary and artistic subject, mythological symbol, and threatened species
The Chalice of Magdalene: The Search for the Cup That Held the Blood of Christ
The Chalice of Magdalene
The Search for the Cup That Held the Blood of Christ
Paperback      ISBN: 1591430380
Popular Arthurian stories of the Middle Ages depict the Holy Grail as Christ's cup from the Last Supper, believed to have been endowed with miraculous powers. Graham Phillips offers an astonishing adventure that reveals the historical King Arthur, the secret legacy of an ancient noble family, and a trail of clues hidden in the English countryside that lead to a mysterious grotto, a forgotten attic and the lost chalice.
Correspondence: 1927-1987
Correspondence
1927-1987
Hardcover      ISBN: 1608683257
The Joseph Campbell Foundation was founded in 1990 to preserve, protect, and perpetuate the work of popular mythology scholar Campbell (1904-87); it has undertaken to create a digital archive of his papers and recordings, and produces in print The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell. This volume in the series contains his correspondence during the periods wandering--Paris to Pacific Grove: 1927-39, decade mirabilis: the 1940s, the banquet years: the 1950s, The Masks of God: 1959-68, political matters from Thomas Mann to the Vietnam War: 1939-70, The Mythic Image: the 1970s, and the last decade: the 1980s. Annotation