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Golden Bough

A Study in Magic and Religion

by James George Frazer

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Published by Kessinger Publishing .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Magic & alchemy,
  • Mind, Body, Spirit,
  • Comparative Religion,
  • Magick Studies,
  • Religion - World Religions

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages732
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8059907M
    ISBN 100766158128
    ISBN 109780766158122

    All of these editions are now in the public domain in the US, and are available online. However, anyone who can read this book and not be moved by the common humanity Golden Bough book pages reveal is either a pseudo-radical poseur or a jaded cynic. I kind of wish I had read this first, as it would have helped me understand the context of The White Goddess a bit better. This concept had a profound impact on modern literature, influencing artists as diverse as T. Some modern critics have faulted Frazer for what they perceive as his unscientific methods and Victorian biases. Festivals like Christmas, Easter, and Halloween have a heritage going back at least 5, years, and probably a lot longer; they were co-opted by various religions in order to try and gain legitimacy by associating their mythology with well-established, common practices.

    Frazer also wrote a supplementary volume to the third edition, titled Aftermathwhich was published inand may still be under Golden Bough book. Within the sanctuary at Nemi grew a certain tree of which no branch might be broken. Over time, the book's reputation has changed. Aftermath, p. This abridgment is an attempt to meet the wish and thereby to bring the work within the range of a wider circle of readers. There is indeed little danger at present of undervaluing the contributions which modern times and even classical antiquity have made to the general advancement of our race.

    Over time, the book's reputation has changed. Religion, Primitive. For when all is said and done our resemblances to the savage are still far more numerous than our differences from Golden Bough book and what we have in common with him, and deliberately retain as true and useful, we owe to our savage forefathers who slowly acquired by experience and transmitted to us by inheritance those seemingly fundamental ideas which we are apt to regard as original and intuitive. Until then, no one had attempted so vast a comparison of human beliefs.


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Golden Bough by James George Frazer Download PDF Ebook

In The Golden BoughFrazer explores a multitude of myths and folktales that Golden Bough book across cultures and Golden Bough book, and he points to the striking similarities among them.

This edition of The Golden Bough -- which is a reprint of the text of the two-volume first edition ofunabridged and with Frazer's original notes -- features numerous Golden Bough book, many from sources contemporary with the author. In The Golden Bough, Frazer makes a cross-cultural study of religious customs, undertaking a systematic analysis of innumerable cultural references in different eras and regions for the purpose of finding commonality in behaviors and customs of extremely disparate people.

The work was aimed at a wide literate audience raised on tales as told in such publications as Thomas Bulfinch's The Age of Fable, or Stories of Gods and Heroes Eliot acknowledged indebtedness to Frazer in his first note to his Golden Bough book The Waste Land.

Originally published: London: Macmillan, Festivals like Christmas, Easter, and Halloween have a heritage going back at least 5, years, and probably a lot longer; they were co-opted by various religions in order to try and gain legitimacy by associating their mythology with well-established, common practices.

In order to keep as much of the text as possible I have sacrificed all the notes, and with them all exact references to my authorities. In the abridgment I have neither added new matter nor altered the views expressed in the last edition; for the evidence which has come to my knowledge in the meantime has on the whole served either to confirm my former conclusions or to furnish fresh illustrations of old principles.

Our gratitude is due to the nameless and forgotten toilers, whose patient thought and active exertions have largely made us what we are. Over there were those who would be the descendants of Aeneas, and those who would live in the future Roman Empiresuch as RomulusCamillusMarcellusand the Caesars.

If in the present work I have dwelt at some length on the worship of trees, it is not, I trust, because I exaggerate its importance in the history of religion, still less because I would deduce from it a whole system of mythology; it is simply because I could not ignore the subject in attempting to explain the significance of a priest who bore the title of King of the Wood, and one of whose titles to office was the plucking of a bough--the Golden Bough--from a tree in the sacred grove.

One of the best services Frazer does here is how he documents pagan festivals which were widely practised around the world, and shows how they have been subsumed into common religious festivals and other events that persist to this day.

Introduction & Overview of The Golden Bough

Frazer based his thesis on the pre-Roman priest-king at the fane of Nemi Golden Bough book, who was ritually murdered by his successor: When I first put pen to paper to write The Golden Bough I had no conception of the magnitude of the voyage on which I was embarking; I thought only to explain a single rule of an ancient Italian priesthood.

Frazer Golden Bough book wrote a supplementary volume to the third edition, titled Golden Bough bookwhich was published inand may still be under copyright. I shall always be ready to abandon it if a better can be suggested. There is indeed little danger at present of undervaluing the contributions which modern times and even classical antiquity have made to the Golden Bough book advancement of our race.

In the woods, Aeneas's mother, the goddess Venussent two doves to aid him in this difficult task, and these helped him to find the tree. The evidence for the systematic killing of the Khazar kings, drawn from the accounts of old Arab travellers, has been collected by me elsewhere.

I can only trust to the candour and intelligence of my readers to rectify this serious misconception of my views by a comparison with my own express declaration. A striking instance of a limited monarchy of this sort is furnished by the powerful mediaeval kingdom of the Khazars in Southern Russia, where the kings were liable to be put to death either on the expiry of a set term or whenever some public calamity, such as drought, dearth, or defeat in war, seemed to indicate a failure of their natural powers.

Regarded as a monumental and seminal work on comparative religion, The Golden Bough was an attempt at objective discussion of mythology and religion, not from a theological viewpoint but from the perspective of a cultural experience.

Meantime a wish has often been expressed that the book should be issued in a more compendious form. Only a runaway slave was allowed to break off, if he could, one of its boughs.

In successive editions the discussion of these and kindred topics has occupied more and more space, the enquiry has branched out in more and more directions, until the two volumes of the original work have expanded into twelve.

Religion, Primitive. Its second edition came out in in three volumes and the third edition with 12 volumes was published over The poet Robert Graves adapted Frazer's concept of the dying king sacrificed for the good of the kingdom to the romantic idea of the poet's suffering for the sake of his Muse-Goddess, as reflected in his book on poetry, rituals, and myths, The White Goddess Aeneas attempted three times to hug his father, but had no success as his father's shade was like thin air, or empty dreams.

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Disproving the popular thought that primitive life was simple, this monumental survey shows that savage man was enmeshed in a tangle of magic, taboos, and superstitions.

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