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Sinopsis: Bringing together a medley of stories, myths, and folklore Gary Varner shares a fascination and respect for humankind's early and contemporary cultures and wonders at similarities across the board. Here, he focuses on "Little People" and giants, animals and were-creatures, and the odd, helpful or threatening ways imputed to our earthly companions including dogs and cats, bats and spiders, and the stories people have told each other about them since time immemorial. Gary Varner has performed a valuable service in these books. [Presenting] lore from about the world, a collector's hoard of traditions rich and strange, ... Varner shows there really are obvious and puzzling similarities between widely separated cultures. Gary Varner has pointed the way to some important cross-cultural readings in the ageless themes of stone and water. - Jeremy Harte, Curator of the Bourne Hall Museum, Surrey, England, in Northern Earth magazine, #103, 2005 Menhirs, Dolmen and Circles of Stone is an excellent guide to large-scale magical stones and stone magic. This book is a must for anyone interested in megalithic sites. Most highly recommended. -PanGaia Magazine, United States As with other books by the same author, this is a book based upon broad research into the subject, stretching across the world. What results is a fascinating weave of stories and images, descriptions of sites and associated tales, that leaves a sense of a thousand deities whispering in the air. Because it is so broad a sweep, the positive outcome is an overreaching perspective of the patterns and commonalities held between human communities - our ancestors - all around the world. The book is a sound overview and provocation to research more deeply ourselves, to find alternative visions, tales and interpretations, to find out more about the sacred currents, their depths and importance - both to our ancestors and to ourselves. The author's notations are comprehensive, allowing us easily to follow the clues. A valuable piece of work. -The Druid Network, England * Gary R. Varner is a lecturer and writer on folklore and early religions. He is author of several popular books comparing legends and beliefs around the world, including The Mythic Forest, the Green Man & the Spirit of Nature (Algora 2006); Menhirs, Dolmen and Circles of Stone: The Folklore and Magic of Sacred Stone (Algora 2005); and Sacred Wells: A Study in the History, Meaning, and Mythology of Holy Wells. His approach incorporates details from ancient cultures and from Native American, UK and European, Asian, South Pacific and African folklore. Varner is a member of the American Folklore Society.
Review: Eons before corporations began globalizing and quasi-visible people began slipping across national borders following survival, there seem to have been nations and races spanning the earth that shared characteristics too closely not to have been related to one another. At least that is one way of reading the evidence, says Varner, an American specialist in folklore and early religion. He presents accounts from native America, Europe, Africa, and Asia, and invites readers to have their own go at a theory. --BOOK NEWS, Inc.
Título: Creatures in the Mist: Little People, Wild ...
Editorial: Algora Pub
Año de publicación: 2006
Condición del libro: Brand New
Descripción Algora Publishing, 2007. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Nº de ref. de la librería P020875865461
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Descripción Algora Publishing, 2007. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110875865461
Descripción Algora Publishing, 2007. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Hard Cover, No Dust Jacket, Very Good Condition. Bringing Together A Medley Of Stories, Myths, And Folklore Gary Varner Shares A Fascination And Respect For Humankind's Early And Contemporary Cultures And Wonders At Similarities Across The Board. Here, He Focuses On "Little People" And Giants, Animals And Were-Creatures, And The Odd, Helpful Or Threatening Ways Imputed To Our Earthly Companions Including Dogs And Cats, Bats And Spiders, And The Stories People Have Told Each Other About Them Since Time Immemorial. Gary Varner Has Performed A Valuable Service In These Books. [Presenting] Lore From About The World, A Collector's Hoard Of Traditions Rich And Strange, . Varner Shows There Really Are Obvious And Puzzling Similarities Between Widely Separated Cultures. Gary Varner Has Pointed The Way To Some Important Cross-Cultural Readings In The Ageless Themes Of Stone And Water. - Jeremy Harte, Curator Of The Bourne Hall Museum, Surrey, England, In Northern Earth Magazine, #103, 2005 Menhirs, Dolmen And Circles Of Stone Is An Excellent Guide To Large-Scale Magical Stones And Stone Magic. This Book Is A Must For Anyone Interested In Megalithic Sites. Most Highly Recommended. -Pangaia Magazine, United States As With Other Books By The Same Author, This Is A Book Based Upon Broad Research Into The Subject, Stretching Across The World. What Results Is A Fascinating Weave Of Stories And Images, Descriptions Of Sites And Associated Tales, That Leaves A Sense Of A Thousand Deities Whispering In The Air. Because It Is So Broad A Sweep, The Positive Outcome Is An Overreaching Perspective Of The Patterns And Commonalities Held Between Human Communities - Our Ancestors - All Around The World. The Book Is A Sound Overview And Provocation To Research More Deeply Ourselves, To Find Alternative Visions, Tales And Interpretations, To Find Out More About The Sacred Currents, Their Depths And Importance - Both To Our Ancestors And To Ourselves. The Author's Notations Are Comprehensive, Allowing Us Easily To Follow The Clues. A Valuable Piece Of Work. -The Druid Network, England * Gary R. Varner Is A Lecturer And Writer On Folklore And Early Religions. He Is Author Of Several Popular Books Comparing Legends And Beliefs Around The World, Including The Mythic Forest, The Green Man & The Spirit Of Nature (Algora 2006); Menhirs, Dolmen And Circles Of Stone: The Folklore And Magic Of Sacred Stone (Algora 2005); And Sacred Wells: A Study In The History, Meaning, And Mythology Of Holy Wells. His Approach Incorporates Details From Ancient Cultures And From Native American, Uk And European, Asian, South Pacific And African Folklore. Varner Is A Member Of The American Folklore Society. Book. Nº de ref. de la librería 114236
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