The Bathhouse at Midnight: An Historical Survey of Magic and Divination in Russia (READ)
At after many ears of autocratic rule monarchical and Communist Russians never gave up on their folk wisdom this comes through in the work If ou re looking for information on Slavic witchcraft this is THE book Its full of awesome information It s not a How To guide but it ll give ou a good idea of how magic it ll give ou a good idea of how magic done
Take the information in this book and do further research with the citations because this book has a tonthe information in this book and do further research with the citations because this book has a ton is a fantastic book full of details on the history of Russian Orthodox religion belief in magic and superstitions Amazing reference source So glad I got it Would ou eat potatoes if ou believed that they grow out of the anus and genitals of a dead oriental magician Do ou want to know what anyone is thinking There is a way by using peas and snakes If a madman is touched by a diamond he will be cured of his malady good to cure our mad relatives although perhaps out or reach for much of the common folk Do ou laugh at it Russian have believed that way for centuries and similar beliefs have been shared do not use the past tense by the other European and American people tooAll this and is compiled in a very orderly way by the author in a masterful work that can be savoured by the professional historian and educated layperson alike Besides the book is not a difficult reading content 5 starts pleasure of reading 4 to 3 I find this book to be extremely interesting The author spent ears studying the topic and Russian culture in general He addresses a huge amount of data from his studies of Russian magic and divinationWhat I find most interesting abou. From Kiev Rus and Imperial Russia and to some extent Ukraine and Belorussia Where possible Ryan identifies the sources of the texts usually Greek Arabic or West European and makes parallels to other cultures ranging from classical antiuity to Finnic He finds that Russia shares most of its magic and divination with the rest of EuropeSubjects covered include the Evil Eye the Number of the Beast omens dreams talismans and amulets plants gemstones and other material.
Free read Ð PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free î W. F. RyanThis book is a great survey The sources used are brilliant And it provides a great grasp on the subject while being very clear what it will and will not coverI definitely This is the definitive source for Russian magic and folk beliefs It will be a great addition to any occult library It s not the type of book one would sit down and read cover to cover but ou will find ourself consulting it or just FLIPPING THROUGH IT AND READING WHATEVER CATCHES YOUR EYE through it and reading whatever catches our eye writing style itself is approachable and easy to follow and the table of contents is very helpful The book is organized well so ou shouldn
t have to dig through it trying to track down whatever ou arehave to dig through it trying to track down whatever Tales from a Pilots Logbook you are up it all should be in one placeThe subject matter is of course fascinating It covers magic across all Russian and even surrounding countries Belorussia Ukraine etc make freuent appearances Ifou have an interest in Russian pagan beliefs this is the book for في الانفصال you A startling and long overdue tome on Russian Magic At firstou could be forgiven for thinking the work is another scholarly treatise by a modern day Budge However it soon transpires that the author has explored every conceivable facet of Rusian magic including Binary Divination and creaks in walls to advanced oracular systems I came across the author through the Panizzi lectures and invested in the book only to be surprised that I had purchased an encyclopedia almanac and definitive text all in one If Natural Cat Care you are interested in practical magic the work will helpou with perspectives And the Ass Saw the Angel you might not haveet considered The reason for the interest is th. The title of this book refers to the classic time and place for magic witchcraft and divination in Russia The Bathhouse at Midnight by one of the worlds foremost experts on the subject surveys all forms of magic both learned and popular in Russia from the fifth to the eighteenth century While no book on the subject could be exhaustive The Bathhouse at Midnight does describe and assess all the literary sources of magic witchcraft astrology alchemy and divination. .
W. F. Ryan