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Satanism and Witchcraft
Jules Michelet translated by A.R. AllinsonBook nonFiction- see Amazon detail page
The Library of Greek Mythology
ApollodorusA new translation of an important text for Greek mythology used as a source book by classicists from antiquity to Robert Graves, The Library of Greek Mythology is a complete summary of early Greek myth, telling the story of each of the great families of heroic mythology, and the various adventures associated with the main heroes and heroines, from Jason and Perseus to Heracles and Helen of Troy. Using the ancient system of detailed histories of the great families, it contains invaluable genealogical diagrams for maximum clarity.
The Feminine
Miriam Arguelles, Jose A. Arguellesthis book transcends the psycholoical and social views that previously have been voiced...
Balanchine's Complete Stories of the Great Ballets, Revised and Enlarged
George Balanchine, Francis MasonBalanchine's Complete Stories of the Great Ballets, by Balanchine, George and Francis Mason
The Hills: More Tales from the Blue Stacks, Stories of Ireland
Robert Bernen
Perseverance, How to Develop it: Mental Efficiency Series
H.; Medhurst, Francis (translator) BesserThe Mental Efficiency Series Comprises Ten Titles Including: Personality, How To Build It; Common Sense, How To Exercise It; Practicality, How To Acquire It; Timidity, How To Overcome It; Poise, How To Attain It; Character, How To Strengthen It; Opportunities, How To Make The Most Of Them; Influence, How To Exert It; Speech, How To Use It Effectively; And Perseverance, How To Develop It.
The Mythology of North America
John BierhorstDescribes the background of the myths of the Indian cultures of the North American continent, some of which have the same themes as myths of other world cultures.
The Prague Golem: Jewish Stories of the Ghetto
Chajim Bloch
The Wind Eagle and Other Abenaki Stories
Joseph BruchacFiction. Native American Studies. This is a compilation of Native American stories from the Abenaki tribe retold by Joseph Bruchac. In this book he captures the mysticism and adventure that these previous oral stories had. The illustrations by Kahionhes brilliantly depict some scenes in the stories and add to the experience of reading the book. Joseph Bruchac lives with his wife, Carol, in the Adirondack foothills town of Greenfield Center, New York in the same house he was raised by his grandparents. Much of his writing draws on that region of his Abenki ancestry. Kahionhes, or John Fadden, is an artist, art teacher, and the illustrator of more than twenty books dealing with Native Americans. He lives with his wife, Eva Thompson Fadden, and their three sons in the Adirondacks.
Faiths, Fairs and Festivals of India
C.H. BuckIndia is a country known for its religious diversity-a fact that this book celebrates. Faiths, Fairs and Festivals describes the principal features of most Indian religions. There is extensive information on Hindu gods and goddesses, supplemented by well-known myths and comparisons with deities in the Roman and Greek pantheons, on pilgrimages, domestic ceremonies, sects and societies, and on festivals across the length and breadth of the country. The book also deals at length with Buddhism, Islam and Zoroastrianism. Informative, detailed, and with an old-world charm, this book will be a valuable addition to any reader's library.
The Egyptian Book of the Dead: The Papyrus of Ani in the British Museum
E. A. Wallis BudgeThe sacred wisdom of the priests of ancient Egypt and the experiences of the soul after death: one of the most important books in Egyptian history. Includes full hieroglyphic text along with a transliteration of sounds, word-for-word translation, and a separate smooth translation.
Egyptian Magic
E. A. Wallis BudgeSums up all that is known about magic in Ancient Egypt: the role of magic in controlling the gods, powerful amulets that warded off evil spirits, scarabs of immortality, use of wax images, formulas and spells, the secret name, much more.
The Rosetta Stone
E. A. Wallis BudgeGreat Egyptologist's fascinating account of the discovery of the linguistic keystone that enabled scholars to decipher ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics. Work of Young, Champollion, other scholars; implications for biblical scholarship, history of ancient Near East, much more. Clear, concise, accessible to layman. 23 photographs. Bibliography.
Osiris and the Egyptian Resurrection, Vol. 1
Sir Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis Budge, E. A. Wallis BudgeVolume 1 of the most comprehensive, scholarly work on Osiris. Includes translations of numerous texts and reproductions of classical Egyptian art.
The age of chivalry and legends of Charlemagne ;: Or Romance of the Middle Ages / Thomas Bulfinch ; with a foreword by Palmer Bovie
Thomas Bulfinch
Bulfinch's Mythology: The Age of Fable
Thomas Bulfinch
Bulfinch's Mythology: The Age of Fable / The Legends of Charlemagne / The Age of Chivalry
Thomas Bulfinch, Edmund FullerThe justly famous Mythology by Thomas Bulfinch contains three volumes the major contents of which are retained in this abridgment for the student and general reader. The Age Of Fable — The gods and goddesses of Greece and Rome, as well as the mythology of the Germanic tribes, England and the Near East. The Legend Of Charlemange — Accounts of the reign of the first great French Emperor, his wars and conquests. The Age Of Chivalry — King Arthur and his court, Lancelot and Guenever, and the death of Arthur.
Tales from the Arabian Nights
Richard BurtonHardBack NODustJacket Issued, 1980, 1st Edition THUS, Gilt pages edges and Gilt design on burgandy LEATHER boards with Burgandy silk bookmark
The Flight of the Wild Gander: Explorations in the Mythological Dimensions of Fairy Tales, Legends, and Symbols
Joseph CampbellIn these essays, Joseph Campbell explores the origins of myth and their role in everyday life — from Grimm fairy tales to Native American legends. He explains how the symbolic content of myth is linked to universal human experience and how myths and experiences change over time. Included is his acclaimed essay “Mythogenesis,” which examines the rise and fall of a Native American legend. “Campbell has become one of the rarest of intellectuals ... a serious thinker who has been embraced by the popular culture.” — Newsweek
The Hero with a Thousand Faces
Joseph CampbellJoseph Campbell's classic cross-cultural study of the hero's journey has inspired millions and opened up new areas of research and exploration. Originally published in 1949, the book hit the New York Times best-seller list in 1988 when it became the subject of The Power of Myth, a PBS television special.

The first popular work to combine the spiritual and psychological insights of modern psychoanalysis with the archetypes of world mythology, the book creates a roadmap for navigating the frustrating path of contemporary life. Examining heroic myths in the light of modern psychology, it considers not only the patterns and stages of mythology but also its relevance to our lives today—and to the life of any person seeking a fully realized existence.

Myth, according to Campbell, is the projection of a culture's dreams onto a large screen; Campbell's book, like Star Wars, the film it helped inspire, is an exploration of the big-picture moments from the stage that is our world. It is a must-have resource for both experienced students of mythology and the explorer just beginning to approach myth as a source of knowledge.
The Masks of God : Primitive Mythology
Joseph CampbellThe author of such acclaimed books as Hero With a Thousand Faces and The Power of Myth discusses the primitive roots of mythology, examining them in light of the most recent discoveries in archaeology, anthropology, and psychology
Myths to Live By
Joseph CampbellWhat is a properly functioning mythology and what are its functions? Can we use myths to help relieve our modern anxiety, or do they help foster it? In Myths to Live by, Joseph Campbell explores the enduring power of the universal myths that influence our lives daily and examines the myth-making process from the primitive past to the immediate present, retuning always to the source from which all mythology springs: the creative imagination.

Campbell stresses that the borders dividing the Earth have been shattered; that myths and religions have always followed the certain basic archetypes and are no longer exclusive to a single people, region, or religion. He shows how we must recognize their common denominators and allow this knowledge to be of use in fulfilling human potential everywhere.
Eshu-ellegua Elegbarra: Santeria and the Orisha of the Crossroads
Raul CañizaresYoruba theology teaches that there are 401 powers of the "angels" called Orisha whose role is to act as protectors and facilitators of humankind; there are also 201 powers of the left called Ajogun "demons" whose role is to present humans with challenges and obstacles. Eshu's place is unique because he is both an Orisha and the leader of the Ajogun! He is the one in four-hundred-and-one and the one in two-hundred-and-one.
The Virago Book of Fairy Tales
Angela Carter
The Jack Tales
Richard ChaseA collection of folk tales from the southern Appalachians that center on a single character, the irrepressible Jack.
Nordic Gods and Heroes
Padraic ColumRich selection of age-old legends concerning the gods and goddesses who dwell in Asgard, their problems with the mischievous Loki, the exploits of Odin and Thor, the story of Sigurd, the winning of Brynhild, the twilight of the gods and more. Enhanced with over 40 atmospheric illustrations by Willy Pogany.
The Dark is Rising
Susan CooperOn the Midwinter Day that is his eleventh birthday, Will Stanton discovers a special gift — that he is the last of the Old Ones, immortals dedicated to keeping the world from domination by the forces of evil, the Dark. At once, he is plunged into a quest for the six magical Signs that will one day aid the Old Ones in the final battle between the Dark and the Light. And for the twelve days of Christmas, while the Dark is rising, life for Will is full of wonder, terror, and delight.
Occult London
Merlin CoverleyMore than any other city London has a secret history concealed from view. Unearthing the secret city and its forgotten inhabitants, this rediscovery encompasses a historical panorama from the Elizabethan age to the present day, introducing the magic of Dr. Dee and Simon Forman, the rise of the Kabbalah, and the occult designs of Wren and Hawksmoor. Elsewhere figures such as Spring-Heeled Jack and the Highgate Vampyre, and occult organizations from the Invisible College to the Golden Dawn are explained and explored. Also included are instructions for a series of four walks covering features of occult significance for the Elizabethan, 18th-century, Fin de Siécle, and contemporary periods; as well as an A-to-Z geographic dictionary of London's most resonant occult locations.
Are You Superstitous?
Lore Cowan
The Book of Thoth: A Short Essay on the Tarot of the Egyptians, Being the Equinox Volume III No. V
Aleister Crowley, The Master TherionBased on medieval symbolism and ancient Kabbalistic tradition. Min: 1.
The Migration of Symbols
Count Goblet D'Alviella
The Coyote Road
Ellen Datlow, Terri WindlingCoyote. Anansi. Brer Rabbit. Trickster characters have long been a staple of folk literature—and are a natural choice for the overarching subject of acclaimed editors Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling’s third "mythic" anthology. The Coyote Road features a remarkable range of authors, each with his or her fictional look at a trickster character. These authors include Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles), Charles de Lint (The Blue Girl), Ellen Klages (The Green Glass Sea), Kelly Link (Magic for Beginners), Patricia A. McKillip (Old Magic), and Jane Yolen. Terri Windling provides a comprehensive introduction to the trickster myths of the world, and the entire book is highlighted by the remarkable decorations of Charles Vess. The Coyote Road is essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary fantastic fiction.
The Deptford Trilogy
Robertson Davies
Legends of the Celts
Frank DelaneyThe Celtic peoples fed on a rich mixture of legend and myth which, in many versions and derivations, were told at the firesides of Europe since before literacy. The Celts' ancestors had come from the foothills of the Himalayas, through the Middle East into Europe, and consequently many of the mythologies of the world connect with Celtic motifs. The most powerfully intact of the Celtic myths and legends are to be found in the Irish, Welsh and Breton tradition. Frank Delaney has been reading the Celtic legends since childhood and in this volume draws together their main strands, in a retelling of many of the most important mythologies. This book brings up-to-date the story-telling powers of the Celts.
Parabola, the Magazine of Myth and Tradition: THE FOOL - Vol 26, No. 3, Fall, 2001
D. M. (founder) Dooling
WITCHCRAFT TODAY: A Survey; Britain's Witchcraft Scene; America's Leading Witches: Sybil Leek vs Louise Heubner; New York's Witch Explosion; The Witchcraft Boom in Canada; I Was Born a Witch; Black Magic Against White; The Original Black Mass
Martin EbonWITCHCRAFT TODAY: A Survey; Britain's Witchcraft Scene; America's Leading Witches: Sybil Leek vs Louise Heubner; New York's Witch Explosion; The Witchcraft Boom in Canada; I Was Born a Witch; Black Magic Against White; The Original Black Mass
The Universal Myths: Heroes, Gods, Tricksters, and Others
Alexander Eliot, Joseph CampbellThis is a survey of the common myths that connect all cultures, Eastern and Western, from ancient times to the present day. They cross boundaries of time, geography and culture - laying a foundation for the religious, social and political heritage of nations and peoples.
American Indian Myths and Legends
Richard Erdoes, Alfonso OrtizGathering 160 tales from 80 tribal groups to offer a rich and lively panarama of the Native American mythic heritage. 100 drawings.
Iwa-Pele: Ifa Quest: The Search for the Source of Santeria and Lucumi
Awo Fa'lokun FatunmbiIwa-Pele blends and skepticism, intellect and emotion to give us the beauty of African mysticism and the power of western thought.
The Storytelling Stone
Susan FeldmannCreation and death, the wily trickster, wolves,  magic, and passion — these are part of a rich  heritage of Native American mythology and folktales.  From tribes that vanished long ago, as well as  from great tribes like the Ojibwa and Zuni that  proudly remain, here are the powerful ancient beliefs  with which North American tribal societies bring  order to the universe and understanding to the  heart.

Editor Susan Feldmann has  assembled this introductory anthology of oral  literature around themes that allow comparison of the many  ways different tribes explained similar concepts.  The result is a magnificent journey into the  Native American cosmos and a chance for us to  experience everything from the beginning of time to the  passage through death with the first people of our  land.
Anansi Boys
Neil GaimanFat Charlie Nancy's normal life ended the moment his father dropped dead on a Florida karaoke stage. Charlie didn't know his dad was a god. And he never knew he had a brother.

Now brother Spider's on his doorstep&#8212about to make Fat Charlie's life more interesting . . . and a lot more dangerous.
The Living Talmud
Judah Goldin
Ancient Myths 1960
Norma Lorre Goodrich
The Fantod Pack by Edward Gorey
Edward GoreyEdward Gorey's trademark sense of impending doom is nowhere more darkly humorous than in this, his version of a tarot card deck. Each of the 20 cards forecasts a list of outcomes for the user ranging from the merely unpleasant (loss of hair, breakage, thwarted ambitions) to the downright horrible (catarrh, spasms, shriveling). The 32-page booklet provides interpretation of the cards courtesy of one Madame Groeda Weyrd, who Gorey tells us 'is of mixed Finnish and Egyptian extraction, has devoted her life to divination, and is the author of, among a shelf of other works, Floating Tambourines, a collection of esoteric verse, and The Future Speaks Through Entrails.' Who but Gorey to make mirth from a kaleidoscope of catastrophe?

Twenty (2 1/2 x 4 3/4 inch) cards and a 32-page interpretive booklet in a decorative box. Box size is 3 1/16 x 5 5/16 x 3/4 inches.
The Tsaddik of the seven wonders
Isidore Haiblum
Riddley Walker, Expanded Edition
Russell Hoban"A hero with Huck Finn’s heart and charm, lighting by El Greco and jokes by Punch and Judy.... Riddley Walker is haunting and fiercely imagined and—this matters most—intensely ponderable." —Benjamin DeMott, The New York Times Book Review

"This is what literature is meant to be." —Anthony Burgess

"Russell Hoban has brought off an extraordinary feat of imagination and style.... The conviction and consistency are total. Funny, terrible, haunting and unsettling, this book is a masterpiece." —Anthony Thwaite, Observer

"Extraordinary... Suffused with melancholy and wonder, beautifully written, Riddley Walker is a novel that people will be reading for a long, long time." —Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book World

"Stunning, delicious, designed to prevent the modern reader from becoming stupid." —John Leonard, The New York Times

"Highly enjoyable... An intriguing plot... Ferociously inventive." —Walter Clemons, Newsweek

"Astounding... Hoban’s soaring flight of imagination is that golden rarity, a dazzlingly realized work of genius." —Jane Clapperton, Cosmopolitan

"An imaginative intensity that is rare in contemporary fiction.’ —Paul Gray, Time

Riddley Walker is a brilliant, unique, completely realized work of fiction. One reads it again and again, discovering new wonders every time through. Set in a remote future in a post-nuclear holocaust England (Inland), Hoban has imagined a humanity regressed to an iron-age, semi-literate state—and invented a language to represent it. Riddley is at once the Huck Finn and the Stephen Dedalus of his culture—rebel, change agent, and artist. Read again or for the first time this masterpiece of 20th-century literature with new material by the author.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Peter JacksonThe adventure follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain, first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever Gollum. Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of ingenuity and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum's "precious" ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.

©2013 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY and THE HOBBIT, names of the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises under license to New Line Productions, Inc. All rights reserved.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Peter JacksonNot seen in theaters, this unique version of the epic adventure features over 30 minutes of new and extended scenes integrated into the film by the director.
The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy
Peter JacksonThis critically acclaimed epic trilogy follows the quest undertaken by the hobbit, Frodo Baggins, and his fellowship of companions to save Middle-earth by destroying the One Ring and defeating the evil forces of the Dark Lord Sauron. With new and extended scenes carefully added back into the film, the 12-disc set also includes hours of bonus features.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Peter JacksonThe WINNER of 11 Academy Awards* including BEST PICTURE is now 50 minutes longer! This extended version of the epic conclusion of The Lord of the Rings trilogy includes new score by Howard Shore and over 350 new digital effects shots.
Essays on a Science of Mythology
Carl G. Jung, Carl KerenyiEssays on a Science of Mythology is a cooperative work between C. Kerényi, who has been called "the most psychological of mythologists," and C. G. Jung, who has been called "the most mythological of psychologists." Kerényi contributes an essay on the Divine Child and one on the Kore (the Maiden), together with a substantial introduction and conclusion. Jung contributes a psychological commentary on each essay. Both men hoped, through their collaboration, to elevate the study of mythology to the status of a science.

In "The Primordial Child in Primordial Times" Kerényi treats the child-God as an enduring and significant figure in Greek, Norse, Finnish, Etruscan, and Judeo-Christian mythology. He discusses the Kore as Athena, Artemis, Hecate, and Demeter-Persephone, the mother-daughter of the Eleusinian mysteries. Jung speaks of the Divine Child and the Maiden as living psychological realities that provide continuing meaning in people's lives.

The investigations of C. Kerényi are continued in a later study, Eleusis: Archetypal Image of Mother and Daughter (Princeton).
Hermes, Guide of Souls: The Mythologem of the Masculine Source of Life
Karl Kerenyi
The Go-Getter: A Story That Tells You How to Be One
Peter B Kyne
The Kalevala: Or Poems of the Kaleva District
Elias LonnrotThe national folk epic of Finland is here presented in an English translation that is both scholarly and eminently readable. To avoid the imprecision and metrical monotony of earlier verse translations, Magoun has used prose, printed line for line as in the original so that repetitions, parallelisms, and variations are readily apparent. The lyrical passages and poetic images, the wry humor, the tall-tale extravagance, and the homely realism of the Kalevala come through with extraordinary effectiveness.
The Death of King Arthur
Thomas MaloryOne of 60 low-priced classic texts published to celebrate Penguin's 60th anniversary. All the titles are extracts from "Penguin Classics" titles.
The Compact Homer, The Iliad & the Odyssey
Homer (Greek Poet) (Intro by Mildred Marchett)Abridged with summaries of the omitted books.
Mysterious Marie Laveau: Voodoo Queen and Folk Tales Along the Mississippi
Raymond Martinez
The Drinking Gourd
Vincent L. Medeiros, Delores Rodriguez
Who's Who in Egyptian Mythology
Anthony S. MercatanteWho is Osiris? Which god was invoked by common folk to bring good luck? Who is the patron of childbirth? Such questions are answered in this updated and comprehensive dictionary of Egyptian mythology. This fascinating volume has alphabetically arranged entries on all the major gods, goddesses, myths, and themes of Egyptian mythology. In addition, there are entries on such topics as amulets, mummies, and pyramids; a chronology of Egyptian dynasties; a detailed introduction; and a complete annotated bibliography. Fifty pen-and-ink drawings by the author capture the spirit of ancient Egyptian art.

In reworking this edition, Bianchi has attempted to retain Anthony Mercatante's sensitive approach to the religion of ancient Egypt, but has modified his treatment to bring it into conformity with more recent academic opinion. In addition, the annotated bibliography has been completely revised to eliminate outdated works and incorporate recent scholarship. The result should be useful to student and amateur alike.
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Baron Munchausen
Classic Folk Tales from Around the World
Robert Nye
Other Peoples' Myths: The Cave of Echoes
Wendy Doniger O'FlahertyOther People's Myths celebrates the universal art of storytelling, and the rich diversity of stories that people live by. Drawing on Biblical parables, Greek myths, Hindu epics, and the modern mythologies of Woody Allen and soap operas, Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty encourages us to feel anew the force of myth and tradition in our lives, and in the lives of other cultures. She shows how the stories of mythology—whether of Greek gods, Chinese sages, or Polish rabbis—enable all cultures to define themselves. She raises critical questions about the way we interpret mythical stories, especially the way different cultures make use of central texts and traditions. And she offers a sophisticated way of looking at the roles myths play in all cultures.
Book of Jewish Legends: Gates to the Old City
Patai
The Little Book of Hindu Deities: From the Goddess of Wealth to the Sacred Cow
Sanjay PatelIn The Little Book of Hindu Deities, Pixar animator Sanjay Patel brings to life Hinduism’s most important gods and goddesses in fun, full-color illustrations, each accompanied by a short, lively profile. The stories of Hindu mythology cover everything from love and jealousy to petty grievances and epic battles, with characters ranging from monsters and demons to noble warriors and divine divas. Find out why Ganesha has an elephant’s head (his father cut it off!) and why Kali, the Goddess of Time, is known as “The Black One” (she’s a bit goth).
PERRAULT'S COMPLETE FAIRY TALES Translated from the French by A. E. Johnson and Others
Charles Perrault
Blue Roots: African-American Folk Magic of the Gullah People
Roger PinckneyOn the coast of South Carolina, descendants of former slaves still live in communities that retain the language and beliefs of the slave days. The Gullah culture has a strong belief in herbalism, spiritualism and a brand of magic they call "the root." Raised in the heart of Gullah country, author Roger Pinckney provides an inside look at the history, practices and people that make up this colorful American subculture.
The Drawing of the Dark
Tim PowersWhat does the famous Herzwesten beer have to do with saving the entire western world from the invading Turkish armies? Brian Duffy, aging soldier of fortune, is the only man who can rescue the world from evil—if only he can figure out why the beer was so important to a mysterious old man called the Fisher King, and why his dreams are plagued with images of a sword and an arm rising from a lake . . .
Last Call
Tim PowersEnchantingly dark and compellingly real, the World Fantasy Award-winning novel Last Call is a masterpiece of magic realism from critically acclaimed author Tim Powers.

Set in the gritty, dazzling underworld known as Las Vegas, Last Call tells the story of a one-eyed professional gambler who discovers that he was not the big winner in a long-ago poker game . . . and now must play for the highest stakes ever as he searches for a way to win back his soul.
The Anubis Gates
Tim PowersA best-selling novel of time travel by a two-time winner of the Philip K. Dick Award combines action and adventure with the surreal and bizarre. By the author of Dinner at Deviant's Palace. Reprint.
Rotting Goddess: The Origins of the Witch in Classical Antiquity
Jacob RabinowitzWitchcraft in antiquity, and particularly the Goddess Hekate, has never been seriously studied, but sidelined as an variety of magic, or as a purely literary phenomenon, or as identical to the much-later Salemists. Here, then, is the first complete and comprehensive study of the topic from the time of Homer to the Greek Magical Papyri (800 bc–400 ad), examining the slow stages by which Hekate was demonized and the mythology of the evil witch arose, and how it was not until hundreds of years later that the actual practice of witchcraft developed.
Ozark Magic and Folklore
Vance RandolphThis basic study by a renowned folklorist includes eye-opening information on yarb doctors, charms, spells, witches, ghosts, weather magic, crops and livestock, courtship and marriage, pregnancy and childbirth, animals and plants, death and burial, household superstitions, and much more.
Myths & Legends of All Nations
Herber Spencer Robinson, Knox Wilson, Herbert Robinson
Book of Good Love
Juan RuizLove is the life-giving spirit, the axle on which the world turns, the infinite tenderness of God for His creation. It is also the love between women and men. Desires ethereal, ardent, even animalistic, "The Book of Good Love" honours them all. This study edition contains commentary on the text.
Grimm's Grimmest
Tracy Arah Dockray and Maria TatarMurder, kidnapping, cruel punishment, and violent revenge — these are not the bedtime stories mummy used to read. Grimm's Grimmest presents nineteen of the original, unsanitized, unholy tales as they were first collected by the Brothers Grimm — all fiendishly illustrated in full color. Grimm's Grimmest has the irresistible look and feel of a creaky old leatherbound volume, perhaps discovered in a forgotten trunk or dusty attic. With aged paper and a leathery stamped case, this delightfully shocking collection harkens back to a time when travelers risked roasting or worse and bad manners could yield frightful consequences. From the true horror of Aschenputtel (the original Cinderella story) to Rapunzel's dark secret, here are the authentic stories born long ago in the land of the Black Forest, at a time when fairy tales were not necessarily for children.
Witches' Almanac, The: Issue 30: Spring 2011Spring 2012, Stones and the Powers of Earth
TheiticIf it's the world of witchcraft or the craft of witches that interests you or you have a hankering for some great folklore or mythology, find a dose a day in this popular and indispensible reference guide of notable celebrations, astrological forecasts, and other lesser known but interesting facts. For example, did you know:

* A single magpie is especially associated with bad luck. Only one bird croaking persistently around a house sounds the death knell of the occupant while two magpies foretell good fortune.

* All hail garlic! During WWII, British doctors used garlic as a remedy for gangrene and mixed the herb's juice with peat moss to bandage wounds. Funny that when Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip visited Rome a few years ago, the chefs were told to leave the menu garlic free!

* The black cat may be the best known Halloween feline, but orange-black-and-white calico cats have long enjoyed a connection with ill omens and the weird, too. That's because this cat's crazily mixed colors seem to mirror a chaotic inner personality.

* Dubbed by Eric Clapton "the most important blues musician that ever lived," bluesman Robert Johnson is said to have sold his soul to the devil. The story has it that at a crossroads outside Robinsonville, Mississippi, Johnson met a large black man who took Johnson's guitar and tuned it for him in exchange for his soul. Now there's a case of sold-soul music!

* The ash tree is well named, since it is one of the few trees that will burn easily and steadily when still green. Encased in winged pods that resemble the keys that were used in medieval locks, this tree's seeds are known as ash keys. In Northern Europe, the ash tree is thought to connect the underworld, earth, and heaven.

The Witches' Almanac contains herbal secrets, advice about animals, mystical incantations, sacred rituals and many a curious tale of good and evil — just what every adept, occultist, witch and mortal alike should turn to every day for tips and tricks and thrills!
The Hobbit: Or, There and Back Again: An Illustrated Edition
J. R. R. TolkienThe adventures of the well-to-do hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, who lived happily in his comfortable home until a wandering wizard granted his wish.
The Hobbit
J.R.R. TolkienThe first new illustrated edition of The Hobbit for more than 15 years contains 150 brand new colour illustrations. Artist Jemima Catlin's charming and lively interpretation brings Tolkien's beloved characters to life in a way that will entice and entertain a new generation of readers. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable and quiet life. His contentment is disturbed one day when the wizard, Gandalf, and the dwarves arrive to take him away on an adventure. Smaug certainly looked fast asleep, when Bilbo peeped once more from the entrance. He was just about to step out on to the floor when he caught a sudden thin ray of red from under the drooping lid of Smaug's left eye. He was only pretending to sleep! He was watching the tunnel entrance! Whisked from his comfortable hobbit-hole by Gandalf the wizard and a band of dwarves. Bilbo Baggins finds himself caught up in a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon...
The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy (Omnibus): The Fellowship Of The Ring, The Two Towers, The Return Of The King
J.R.R. TolkienBrand new hardcover copy with glossy dust jacket Houghton Mifflin Co., Gift Quality Book. Science Fiction.
Morgoth's Ring: The Later Silmarillion, Part One: The Legends of Aman
J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher TolkienIn Morgoth's Ring, the tenth volume of The History of Middle-earth and the first of two companion volumes, Christopher Tolkien describes and documents the legends of the Elder Days, as they were evolved and transformed by his father in the years before he completed The Lord of the Rings. The text of the Annals of Aman, the "Blessed Land" in the far West, is given in full. And in writings never before published, we can see the nature of the problems that J.R.R. Tolkien explored in his later years as new and radical ideas, portending upheaval in the heart of the mythology. At this time Tokien sought to redefine the old legends, and wrote of the nature and destiny of Elves, the idea of Elvish rebirth, the origins of the Orcs, and the Fall of Men. His meditation of mortality and immortality as represented in the lives of Men and Elves led to another major writing at this time, the "Debate of Finrod and Andreth," which is reproduced here in full. "Above all," Christopher Tolkien writes in his foreward, "the power and significance of Melkor-Morgoth...was enlarged to become the ground and source of the corruption of Arda." This book indeed is all about Morgoth. Incomparably greater than the power of Sauron, concentrated in the One Ring, Morgoth's power (Tolkien wrote) was dispersed into the very matter of Arda: "The whole of Middle-earth was Morgoth's Ring."
The Silmarillion
J.R.R. Tolkien"Majestic!...readers of THE HOBBIT and THE LORD OF THE RINGS...will find THE SILMARILLION a cosmology to call their own...medieval romances, fierce fairy tales and fiercer wars that ring with heraldic fury...it overwhelms the reader."
TIME
Those interested in J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth should not be without this grand volume that tells the tragic tale of the struggle for control of the Silmarils, a struggle that would determine the history of the world long before the War of the Ring.
Smith of Wootton Major / Farmer Giles of Ham
J.R.R. TolkienTwo of Tolkien's most popular and charming stories, full of wit and humour, available together for the first time on CD. Smith of Wooton Major tells of the preparation of the Great Cake to mark the Feast of Good Children and the magical events which follow. Leaf by Niggle recounts the strange adventures of the painter, Niggle.
The Smith of Wootton Major & Farmer Giles of Ham
J.R.R. Tolkien
The Importance of Pot Liquor
Jackie TorrenceA nationally renowned, award-winning African-American storyteller tells stories of her African-American ancestry and her childhood in North Carolina, mixing old-fashioned wisdom, wit, and warmth with black spiritualism. Reprint.
The Crone: Women of Age, Wisdom and Power
Barbara G. WalkerA probing account of the honored place of older women in ancient matriarchal societies restores to contemporary women an energizing symbol of self-value, power, and respect.
The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets
Barbara G. WalkerDo You Know...

where the legend of a cat's nine lives comes from?

why "mama" is a word understood in nearly all languages?

how the custom of kissing began?

whether there really was a female pope?

why Cinderella's glass slipper was so important to the Prince?

The answers to these and countless other intriguing questions are given in this compulsively readable, feminist encyclopedia. Twenty-five years in preparation, this unique, comprehensive sourcebook focuses on mythology anthropology, religion, and sexuality to uncover precisely what other encyclopedias leave out or misrepresent. The Woman's Encyclopedia presents the fascinating stories behind word origins, legends, superstitions, and customs. A browser's delight and an indispensable resource, it offers 1,350 entries on magic, witchcraft, fairies, elves, giants, goddesses, gods, and psychological anomalies such as demonic possession; the mystical meanings of sun, moon, earth, sea, time, and space; ideas of the soul, reincarnation, creation and doomsday; ancient and modern attitudes toward sex, prostitution, romance, rape, warfare, death and sin, and more.

Tracing these concepts to their prepatriarchal origins, Barbara G. Walker explores a "thousand hidden pockets of history and custom in addition to the valuable material recovered by archaeologists, orientalists, and other scholars."

Not only a compendium of fascinating lore and scholarship, The Woman's Encyclopedia is a revolutionary book that offers a rare opportunity for both women and men to see our cultural heritage in a fresh light, and draw upon the past for a more humane future.
In Search of Myths and Heroes: Exploring Four Epic Legends of the World
Michæl WoodIn this compelling new book, accompanying the PBS television series of the same name, historian Michael Wood, whose renowned adventures have taken him to many remote and exciting places around the globe, now goes in search of four powerful legends: Shangri-La, the Golden Fleece, the Queen of Sheba, and the Holy Grail. Gorgeously illustrated by Steve Razzetti, with full-color photographs of some of the most beautiful landscapes and cities on earth, In Search of Myths and Heroes is a series of real journeys to real places and an encounter with the living descendants of the ancient cultures that produced the four legends. From the mountains of Tibet to the coasts of Ethiopia and Yemen to the city of Jerusalem and the far west of Ireland, Wood brings us along as he separates fact from fiction and discovers why these famous stories still captivate us.

Michael Wood’s In Search of Myths & Heroes explores four remarkable legends that have endured from ancient eras to modern times.

Shangri-la: The Paradise Myth

From Babylonia to ancient Tibet to Frank Capra’s movie Lost Horizon—the story of an earthly paradise has been immortalized through the ages. But was there a real Shangri-la?

Jason & the Golden Fleece: The Hero’s Quest

Possibly the oldest story in world literature and one still told today—from Gilgamesh to Star Wars—Jason’s quest is that of a young man who must venture into the unknown to complete an impossible task. It is a story of bravery, treachery, and love, but what price must our hero pay for achieving his “mission impossible”?

The Queen of Sheba: The Woman of Power

The tale of Sheba, told for more than two and half millennia in Arabia, the Near East, Africa, and Europe, is the story of a woman who is a founder of nations, a fantasy lover, the personification of wisdom, adored and demonized in equal measure. Is this the fate of powerful women even today?

Arthur: The Once & Future King

Arthur, said to have ruled in a golden age, had his power broken by human weakness and greed. His story, the myth of the king who will one day return, is echoed in nearly every culture in the world. But who was Arthur and why do we need to believe in him and his future reign?

Copub: BBC
Lord of Light 1st Edition
Roger ZelaznyFrom Wikipedia: "Lord of Light (1967) is a science fiction/fantasy novel by American author Roger Zelazny. It was awarded the 1968 Hugo Award for Best Novel,[1] and nominated for a Nebula Award in the same category.[2] Two chapters from the novel were published as novelettes in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in 1967. Zelazny's close friend (and fellow science fiction/fantasy author) George R. R. Martin describes in his afterword to Lord of Light how Zelazny once told him that the entire novel sprang from a single pun: the fit hit the Shan. The context of the novel - modern western characters in a Hindu-Buddhist-infused world - is reflected in the book's opening lines: His followers called him Mahasamatman and said he was a god. He preferred to drop the Maha- and the -atman, however, and called himself Sam. He never claimed to be a god, but then he never claimed not to be a god." 1^ "1968 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-09-27. 2^ "1967 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-09-26.
The Mask of Loki
Roger Zelazny, Thomas T. ThomasNobody wrote like Zelazny, whether in Sci-Fi or Fantasy. This exciting adventure is a great example of his skill.