Mysteries and Lore of Western Maryland: Snallygasters, by Susan Fair

By Susan Fair

within the shadows of the quiet mountain cities of Western Maryland, unfamiliar beings are stated to lurk within the woods whereas phantoms wander the foothills. The Hagerstown clock tower is reportedly haunted by means of the ghost of a tender artist killed in the course of the Civil struggle, whereas the low summit of South Mountain used to be host to a mysterious spell-caster, the Wizard Zittle. Farther west, stories of mythical hunter Meshach Browning echo one of the Allegany Mountains whereas viewers to Deep Creek Lake may possibly suppose the chilling presence of priests who by no means left their former monastery. From the 1909 hoax of the tremendous Snallygaster that terrorized the Middletown Valley to the doglike Dwayyo that was once noticed close to Frederick in 1965, neighborhood historian Susan reasonable rounds up the weird beasts, extraordinary characters and unsolved mysteries that colour the legends and lore of Western Maryland.

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Il Graal custodito dai Templari: La Luce del cielo notturno by Maria Grazia Lopardi

By Maria Grazia Lopardi

Un percorso sulle molteplici vie della Tradizione, un saggio su temi affascinanti che non passano mai di moda. Quello della Lopardi è un viaggio non affidato alla mente razionale, perciò non si sviluppa secondo logica, seguendo il filo di un ragionamento verso los angeles conclusione, ma piuttosto procede in modo non lineare, guidato dall’intuizione, da una guida interiore. Il lettore è invitato a compiere, insieme all’Autrice, delle esplorazioni alla ricerca di una verità che avrà valore solo quando interiormente diverrà l. a. Verità. Maria Grazia Lopardi, infatti, non cerca di ricondurre il tutto a una costruzione organica e compatta, ma lascia tracciato il percorso delle sue intuizioni, tra una ricerca e l’altra, delle svolte che coincidenze straordinarie hanno dato alla sua vita. A volte si è trattato di piccole, ripetute banalità che sono assurte al ruolo di coincidenze significative, suggerimenti di una sorgente interiore di conoscenza, come quando le è sembrato palese cosa sia il Graal e da dove derivi questa parola che nei secoli ha indicato l’irraggiungibile meta di ogni cercatore del divino. Scrive l’Autrice: “Credo di aver compreso cosa sia il Graal, cosa si celi dietro il mito della cerca, senza con questo avere los angeles presunzione di averlo conquistato! Gaal, enigmatica parola, simbolo della perfezione, dominio del mito, tesoro da conquistare entrato nel linguaggio silenzioso della dottrina esoterica che, secondo los angeles definizione di Aristotele, viene appresa molto prima di essere capita perché è comunicazione autentica che non necessita di comprensione. Una nuova intuizione mi si sta palesando e ne cerco los angeles verifica nella Tradizione iniziatica, nella conoscenza appannaggio di popoli e tradition varied, unificante come lo è los angeles Verità. È possibile scrivere qualcosa di nuovo sul Graal? Forse sì se quella che stiamo vivendo è l’epoca in cui tutto sarà svelato. E, in fondo, del Graal non sappiamo nulla”.

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Many Lands, Many Stories: Asian Folktales for Children by David Conger,Ruth Ra

By David Conger,Ruth Ra

This choice of multicultural kid's fairy stories from Asia provides 15 vintage tales that children and fogeys will love.

Each kingdom has its personal set of fascinating tales, and it truly is specially stress-free to find stories that one won't have heard prior to. The fifteen folktales amassed during this publication, representing 5 nations of Asia, are tales that the writer has heard at once from neighbors and associates from these lands, or which are present in the vintage literature of the countries.

From India we learn of snakes and mongooses, and of lions and rabbits which can speak. From Japan comes The Crane's Gratitude, probably the most liked tales of that land. The stories from China are really good yarns of magic approximately those who paint images that come to existence, or who fly away into the sky and stay fortunately ever after. a few tales let us know how issues got here to be (like How the ocean turned Salty, from Japan) and why issues are the way in which they're (such as Why Cats and canine do not get Along, from Korea). Others train a lesson, as within the story from Thailand within which a jeweler learns the significance of now not being greedy.

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Haunted Aurora (Haunted America) by Diane A. Ladley

By Diane A. Ladley

Aurora was once the 1st Illinois urban to have electrical streetlights, yet a dismal heritage has resisted illumination as stubbornly because the cold nook of the outdated roundhouse repels the summer season warmth. research why Aurora counts "City of Cemeteries" between its nicknames as Diane Ladley, "America's Ghost Storyteller," describes the nineteenth-century medical professional suspected of buying and selling our bodies among his melanoma middle and a neighboring graveyard. different eerie legends and weird tales printed during this e-book contain the marauding courageous dropped at justice within the Devil's Cave through his personal tribe, the candy legacy of NFL nice Walter Payton and the elephants that kept a circus from a tornado.

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The Legacy of Dell Hymes: Ethnopoetics, Narrative by Paul V. Kroskrity,Anthony K. Webster

By Paul V. Kroskrity,Anthony K. Webster

The accomplishments and enduring impression of popular anthropologist Dell Hymes are showcased in those essays by means of best practitioners within the box. Hymes (1927–2009) is arguably top recognized for his pioneering paintings in ethnopoetics, a studied method of local verbal artwork that elucidates cultural value and aesthetic shape. As those essays amply show, approximately six many years later ethnopoetics and Hymes’s concentrate on narrative inequality and voice supply a nonetheless necessary severe lens for present study in anthropology and folklore. via ethnopoetics, a lot may be understood in various cultural settings and events: gleaning the voices of person Koryak storytellers and aesthetic sensibilities from century-old wax cylinder recordings; figuring out the similarities and changes among Apache existence tales instructed fifty eight years aside; how Navajo punning and an expressive equipment light up the paintings of a Navajo poet; decolonizing Western Mono and Yokuts tales through bringing to the outside the performances in the back of the texts written down by means of students in the past; and keenly appreciating the efficiency of language revitalization initiatives between First international locations groups within the Yukon and northwestern California. interesting and topical, those essays not just honor a legacy but in addition aspect the best way forward.

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Northern Magic: Rune Mysteries and Shamanism: Mysteries of by Edred Thorsson

By Edred Thorsson

This in-depth primer of the magic of the Northern method introduces the main innovations and practices of Gothic or Germanic magic. English, German, Dutch, Icelandic, Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish peoples are all without delay descended from this historical Germanic cultural inventory. in response to writer Edred Thorsson, when you are attracted to residing a holistic existence with harmony of body-mind-spirit, a key to understanding your non secular historical past is located within the history of your body-in the typical positive aspects that you have inherited out of your far-off ancestors. such a lot readers of this publication already "speak the language" of the Teutonic tradition.

Northern Magic comprises fabric that hasn't ever sooner than been mentioned in a pragmatic manner. This booklet outlines the methods of Northern magic and the nature of the Northern magician. It explores the theories of conventional Northern psychology (or the lore of the soul) in a few intensity, in addition to the non secular culture of the Troth and the entire Germanic theology. the rest chapters make up a sequence of "mini-grimoires" on 4 easy magical ideas within the Northern means: more youthful Futhark rune magic, Icelandic galdor staves, Pennsylvania hex indicators, and "seith" (or shamanism). this is often an exceptional evaluate of the Teutonic culture that might curiosity neophytes in addition to long-time tourists alongside the Northern Way.

―Contains 4 whole handbooks of magical perform in a single
―Gives useful directions on the way to carve runes and make hex-signs
―Provides the heritage of the Northern Renaissance
―Outlines the Germanic Gods and Goddesses


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A Guide to Haunted New England: Tales from Mount Washington by Thomas D'Agostino

By Thomas D'Agostino

viewers and New England natives alike will see a brand new part of the area via Thomas D'Agostino's street journey guidebook. He captures the reader's mind's eye with folklore and anecdotes, plus innovations helpful for any vacationer. This consultant uncovers lingering spirits throughout all six states within the area, from the sufferers of alchemy long past awry within the White Mountains, to wraiths within the Berkshires, to the ghosts of drowned sailors in Mystic, Connecticut. take pleasure in those retellings of vintage New England ghost tales and detect vague ones, after which pass stopover at the spooky points of interest for yourself.

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Asian American Folktales (Stories from the American Mosaic) by Thomas A. Green

By Thomas A. Green

Drawing upon the traditions in their local lands, Asian americans have built an in depth cultural culture. on the center of that culture are many of the world's such a lot colourful folktales. those replicate the conventional ideals of the East, as they've been handed down between generations of Asian americans. yet additionally they replicate the struggles, successes, and reviews of Asian immigrants within the New global. Written expressly for college students and normal readers, this publication is an interesting advent to Asian American folktales.This ebook gathers jointly a range of greater than 30 Asian American folktales and teams them in thematic sections on origins; heroes, heroines, villains, and fools; society and clash; and the supernatural. those stories mirror the normal ideals of the East in addition to the hot reports of Asians in the USA.

each one story is followed through a headnote, and the ebook closes with a particular, basic bibliography. scholars learning literature and language will research a lot approximately those stories, whereas scholars in social stories and historical past classes will achieve higher perception into the stories and conventional ideals of Asian american citizens. the quantity contains a fit sampling of stories grouped in topical sections on origins; heroes, heroines, villains, and fools; society and clash; and the supernatural.

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La Dona, La Llorona by Paul Adkins

By Paul Adkins

los angeles Dona, los angeles Llorona is a poetry e-book approximately alienation and inclusion. With imperviousness and ferocity, this well-known Mexican ghost crisscrosses the northern border and makes either countries her personal. l. a. Llorona isn't a sympathetic determine; she preys on childrens and drowns them in rivers. The tales spotlight her delight, good looks, and self-esteem. In los angeles Doña, l. a. Llorona, the ghost is a girl with a previous, a narrative universal to American mythology. She is Mexican, American, a lady unafraid, the main terrifying of specters. In a country the place immigrants face deportation, even dying, los angeles Doña, l. a. Llorona is a powerful voice of victory. the last word American, she crushes those that bind her. Undefeated. Indefatigable. a hearth at the prairie. Rolling in, the blood of the tide.

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Bronx River in History & Folklore, The by Stephen Paul DeVillo

By Stephen Paul DeVillo

The Bronx River flows for twenty-three miles via Westchester County and the center of the Bronx. it truly is big apple City�s basically freshwater river, and it's enormously wealthy in heritage, folklore and environmental ask yourself. From innovative battle battlefields to local forests and misplaced villages, its lore and memorable historical past are peopled with an array of mythical characters like Aaron Burr and the redoubtable Aunt Sarah Titus. this day, the once-polluted river is revitalized by way of a long time of citizen activism, and it once more performs a special function within the different groups alongside its size. Stephen DeVillo strains the river�s lengthy and colourful tale from the glaciers to the current day, combining human historical past, neighborhood legends and normal background right into a distinct portrait of a distinct a part of New York.

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