Haunted Portland: From Pirates to Ghost Brides (Haunted by Roxie J. Zwicker

By Roxie J. Zwicker

stick with Zwicker, writer of Haunted Portsmouth and Haunted Pubs of recent England, as she expertly navigates via this storied Yankee seaport's number of creepy graveyards, tragic shipwrecks, eerie lighthouses and extra. You?ll detect such haunting yarns because the tale of Lydia Carver-the ?ghost bride? who drowned simply offshore at the eve of her marriage- in addition to the story of the British captain and the yankee commander whose ghosts sq. off at the hours of darkness in a recognized neighborhood cemetery, a chilling reenactment in their deadly conflict of 1812 naval engagement. learn Haunted Portland and realize the darkish aspect lurking underneath Portland's photo postcard exterior.

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Tree of Souls: The Mythology of Judaism by Howard Schwartz,Caren Loebel-Fried,Elliot K. Ginsburg

By Howard Schwartz,Caren Loebel-Fried,Elliot K. Ginsburg

the 1st anthology of Jewish mythology in English, Tree of Souls unearths a legendary culture as wealthy and as attention-grabbing as any on this planet. Drawing from the Bible, the Pseudepigrapha, the Talmud and Midrash, the kabbalistic literature, medieval folklore, Hasidic texts, and oral lore accrued within the sleek period, Schwartz has accumulated jointly approximately seven-hundred of the most important Jewish myths. The myths themselves are tremendous. We learn of Adams diamond and the Land of Eretz (where it's constantly dark), the autumn of Lucifer and the quarrel of the sunlight and the moon, the Treasury of Souls and the Divine Chariot. we find new stories in regards to the nice figures of the Hebrew Bible, from Adam to Moses; tales approximately God's Bride, the Shekhinah, and the evil temptress, Lilith; plus many stories approximately angels and demons, spirits and vampires, titanic beasts and the Golem. both vital, Schwartz presents a wealth of extra details. for every delusion, he contains large observation, revealing the resource of the parable and explaining the way it pertains to different Jewish myths in addition to to international literature (for example, evaluating Eves unlock of evil into the area with Pandoras). For ease of use, Schwartz divides the amount into ten books, Myths of God, Myths of construction, Myths of Heaven, Myths of Hell, Myths of the Holy be aware, Myths of the Holy Time, Myths of the Holy humans, Myths of the Holy Land, Myths of Exile, and Myths of the Messiah.

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Storytelling and Theatre: Contemporary Professional by Michael Wilson,Jack Zipes

By Michael Wilson,Jack Zipes

this can be of specific curiosity to undergraduates of appearing arts and the great neighborhood of these engaged in storytelling, filling a seen void in an rising box of scholarship. Michael Wilson addresses the hot upward thrust of storytelling as a qualified functionality artwork by means of offering a severe survey of present perform and a serious framework for these debates presently occurring, and people debates so that it will absolutely emerge in destiny. The textual content contains serious research of quite a number practices along interviews with key modern practitioners approximately their work.

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Trickster and Hero: Two Characters in the Oral and Written by Harold Scheub

By Harold Scheub

The trickster and the hero, present in such a lot of of the world’s oral traditions, are doubtless antagonistic yet usually united in a single personality. Trickster and Hero presents a comparative examine a wealthy array of global oral traditions, folktales, mythologies, and literatures—from The Odyssey, The Epic of Gilgamesh, and Beowulf to local American and African stories. Award-winning folklorist Harold Scheub explores the “Trickster moment,” the instant within the tale whilst the story, the teller, and the listener are remodeled: we're either guy and girl, god and human, hero and villain.

    Scheub delves into the significance of trickster mythologies and the moving relationships among tricksters and heroes. He examines protagonists that determine centrally in a variety of oral narrative traditions, displaying that the genuine hero is usually to some degree a trickster besides. The trickster and hero, Scheub contends, are on the center of storytelling, and all of the probabilities of existence are there: we're taken aside and rebuilt, dismembered and reborn, defeated and renewed.

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Searching for the Sealskin by Kathleen Keating

By Kathleen Keating

I got here to Northern eire as a part of the reconciliation flow in 1996, and used to be in Belfast until eventually 2001 as a voluntary employee in numerous peace corporations; then I got here to Gweedore, within the middle of the Gaeltacht sector of Donegal.

On a regular foundation, i've been requested why I got here to eire and this memoir is a solution to that question. it really is approximately usual humans and daily lives in impressive instances. The adventure of either Catholic and Protestant groups is informed with humor, and the transitiion from Belfast to Donegal is proven with the persective of an intruder to both!

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Tales from the Basotho (American Folklore Society Memoir) by Minnie Postma,Susie McDermid

By Minnie Postma,Susie McDermid

"They say that the eldest of the chief's daughters..." So starts off a story from the Basotho, spread out by way of the meager gentle of a dung hearth that burns smokily in the back of the reed reveal sheltering the doorway of the hut. The outdated ones of the tribe wait until eventually darkish earlier than telling their tales, for everybody understands horns will develop from the pinnacle of 1 who tells a narrative in the course of daytime. Tales from the Basotho abounds with parts typical to folks narrative. The heroes and heroines are the chiefs and their better halves, their sons and their daughters. really good creatures widespread the narratives. showing their lousy powers.

Rustic peace and wonder pervade the tales, as Minnie Postma amply demonstrates in her types of the stories. anything nervous might be occurring—the dreaded Koeoko pulling the one son of the executive lower than water—but, while, women with infants tied to their backs are seeking for fit to be eaten bulbs within the veld, and an previous lady goals within the light sun in entrance of the huts.

These stories from the Basotho are for leisure purely. there's a tabu opposed to telling stories whereas the sunlight shines, simply because sunlight hours has to be kept for paintings. The telling itself is the· cause the tale exists, for the viewers is already conscious of the end result of every story. As Wm. Hugh Jansen emphasizes in his foreword, "text" and "context" are frequently simply interpreted and made obtainable in a translation, yet Tales from the Basotho is eventually winning for its rendering of "texture." And texture is doubly not easy to exhibit whilst the telling itself is of fundamental significance. Minnie Postma and Susie McDermid have transferred the artwork of the Basotho raconteur onto the broadcast web page. all of the basic, comprehensible formulation, exclamations, and repetitions used so skillfully via the local storyteller are current. Rhythm is a vital point within the stories, and a be aware, a word, even a complete paragraph could be repeated until eventually the rhythm satisfies the storyteller, in tum expanding the appreciation of the listeners.

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Ghosts and Legends of the Merrimack Valley (Haunted America) by CC Carole

By CC Carole

C.C. Carole has visited one of the most ancient locations within the Merrimack Valley and has came across them humming with the ghostly power and presence of these who got here ahead of. subscribe to C.C. as she recounts her adventures and paints a historic backdrop of the region's haunts. notice the legend of the Pennacook leader Passaconaway, stated to be over 100 years previous and possessed of magic that can make water burn and bushes dance. examine the eerie sounds and shadowy figures pronounced within the previous secure homes and tunnels of the Underground Railroad. stopover at the Rosewood nation resort in Bradford and its lingering spirits of glamorous Hollywood stars, and pay attention for the echoes of toe-tapping performers at Canobie Lake Park's Dancehall Theatre. As C.C. treks throughout New Hampshire and Massachusetts, the region's ancient spirits display themselves in magnificent ways.

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The Blind Man and the Loon: The Story of a Tale by Craig Mishler

By Craig Mishler

The tale of the Blind guy and the Loon is a dwelling local folktale a couple of blind guy who's betrayed by means of his mom or spouse yet whose imaginative and prescient is magically restored by way of a sort loon. diversifications of this story are instructed via local storytellers all throughout Alaska, arctic Canada, Greenland, the Northwest Coast, or even into the nice Basin and the good Plains. because the tale has traveled via cultures and ecosystems over many centuries, person storytellers have further cultural and native ecological information to the story, developing numerous variations.

In The Blind guy and the Loon: the tale of a Tale, folklorist Craig Mishler is going again to 1827, tracing the story’s emergence throughout Greenland and North the United States in manuscripts, books, and within the visible arts and different media comparable to movie, tune, and dance theater. reading and evaluating the story’s versions and variations throughout cultures intimately, Mishler brings the person storyteller into his research of the way the story replaced through the years, contemplating how storytellers and the oral culture functionality inside of numerous societies. maps unequivocally show the routes the tale has traveled. the result's a masterful compilation and research of local oral traditions that sheds gentle on how folktales unfold and are tailored by means of greatly diversified cultures.

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Haunted Hills: Ghosts and Legends of Highlands and Cashiers, by Stephanie Burt Williams

By Stephanie Burt Williams

while the sunlight slips at the back of the bushes and shadows delay close to nightfall, the mountains and valleys of Highlands and Cashiers whisper with o of misplaced loves, bargains long past undesirable, and ghosts who stroll the night.
Learn the tales and firsthand debts of hauntings and the demanding to provide an explanation for. Is whisper winding in the course of the hemlocks, or is it simply the wind?

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The Genesis and Geometry of the Labyrinth: Architecture, by Patrick Conty

By Patrick Conty

A groundbreaking examine the phenomenon of the labyrinth, connecting this old image to fashionable medical ideas.

• Illustrated with labyrinths from around the globe and all through heritage.

• Demonstrates how the labyrinth differs from a maze and the way it's a software for analyzing historic myths and spiritual ideals.

• attracts parallels among the labyrinth and quantum physics, displaying how throughout the secrets and techniques of the labyrinth we will be able to free up the secret of existence itself.

The strong image of the labyrinth exists in numerous cultures spanning the globe from Africa and historic Greece to India, China, and pre-Colombian North and South the United States. for hundreds of years they've been used for spiritual rituals, meditation, and non secular and actual therapeutic. within the labyrinth humanity unearths a version of the indispensable sacred house that depicts the main profound degrees of awareness. Its heart is appeared in lots of cultures as a door among worlds, therefore supplying people with the perfect position for self wondering and meditation.

In a complete exploration of this wide-spread image, Patrick Conty indicates how the geometrical development of the traditional labyrinth corresponds precisely with ultra-modern sleek geometry, illustrating that contemporary advancements in math and physics parallel the technology of historic civilizations. by means of the best way the 2 structures supplement one another, Conty attracts new conclusions in regards to the old global and the way that international can profit us instantaneously. Conty explores not just actual labyrinths but additionally finds how a similar transcendent rules are at paintings in Celtic knot paintings; the designs of historical chinese language cauldrons; the tattoos and tracings of primitive paintings; the textiles of Africa, Peru, and significant the US; and the geometric styles in Islamic art.

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