The Bathhouse at Midnight: An Historical Survey of Magic and Divination in Russia [Pdf/E–pub]

 The Bathhouse at Midnight: An Historical Survey of Magic and Divination in Russia

W. F. Ryan ç 4 Summary

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accepted Christianity often in my opinion scholarship about Russia created concepts about Russian culture without addressing the same or similar phenomena in other cultures This parochialism is going away in recent years Whether the author intended it or not this book contributes to the weakening of that parochialismAt least that s my opinion This is THE book of Slavic magicI just used this book as the main source or my thesis on magic and olk custom in Russia Out of all the books I researched this one has by Heroes Adrift (Hero, far the most information in a very well laid outormat Most of Ryan s sources are primary texts and are well recorded if you ever want to do Chuck and Danielle further studyIt s also a great sourceor anyone who just wants to learn about the magical side of Slavic culture And I Escaping the Endless Adolescence: How We Can Help Our Teenagers Grow Up Before They Grow Old found it very easy to read Reading Russian noniction hasn t been this entertaining This book by WF Ryan is ultimate choice or learning about Slavic magic It has almost everything origin of magic Western European influence both in and out photos of Slavic ornaments descriptions of divinatory ways of life and cited sources The only "flaws I can ind are repeated words throughout Examples sleeping like like a lion or there would would have "I can Gray Bishop find are repeated words throughout Examples sleeping like like a lion or there would would have though many are not really distractive All in all this is the ultimate noniction book about Slavic mainly Russian magic S thought to possess magic properties The irst chapter gives a historical overview and the inal chapter summarizes the political religious and legal aspects of the history of magic in Russia The author also provides translations of some key texts The Bathhouse at Midnight will be invaluable or anyonestudent teacher or general readerwith an interest in Russia magic or the occult It is uniue in its ield and is set to become the definitive study of Russian magi. Earch with the citations because this book has a ton This is Liar fantastic bookull details on the history of Russian Orthodox #fantastic book ull of details on the history of Russian Orthodox belief in magic and superstitions Amazing reference source So glad I got it Would you eat potatoes if you believed that they grow out of the anus and genitals of a dead oriental magician Do you 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 your mad relatives although perhaps out or reach or much of the common Renovate: Changing Who You Are by Loving Where You Are folk Do you laugh at it Russian have believed that wayor 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 Gaffer find this book to be extremely interesting The author spent years studying the topic and Russian culture in general He addresses a huge amount of datarom his studies of Russian magic and divinationWhat I ind most interesting about the book is that he examines some of "The Accepted Ideas From "accepted ideas rom about Russian culture and asks if they are valid He argues Lone Star Justice: The First Century of the Texas Rangers for example that dvoeverie is not a uniuely Russian 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 rangingrom classical antiuity to Finnic He inds 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. ,
This book is a great survey The sources used are brilliant and it provides a great are brilliant And it provides a great on the subject while being very clear what it will and will not coverI definitely suggest this if you re interested in Russian history mythology or magic studies This is the definitive source or Russian magic and olk 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 you will ind yourself consulting it "cover to cover but you will Island of the Lost Horses (Dora and Friends) find yourself consulting it justlipping through it and reading whatever catches your eye The writing style itself is approachable and easy to Summer Meditations follow and the table of contents is very helpful The book is organized well so you shouldn t have to dig through it trying to track down whatever you are looking up it all should be in one placeThe subject matter is of courseascinating It covers magic across all Russian and even surrounding countries Belorussia Ukraine etc make God Said, Ha!: A Memoir freuent appearances If you have an interest in Russian pagan beliefs this is the bookor you A startling and long overdue tome on Russian Magic At irst you could be orgiven On the Right Side of a Dream for thinking the work is another scholarly treatise by a modern day Bu If you re lookingor information on Slavic witchcraft #this is THE book Its ull of awesome information It s not a How To guide but #is THE book Its ull of awesome information It s not a How To guide but ll give you a good idea of how magic was done Take the information in this book and do urther res. The title of this book refers to the classic time and place or magic witchcraft and divination in Russia The Bathhouse at Midnight by one of the worlds Arrows of the Night: Ahmad Chalabi's Long Journey to Triumph in Iraq foremost experts on the subject surveys allorms of magic both learned and popular in Russia Michelin Green Guide Normandy from theifth 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.

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