Download E-books Lavondyss: Journey to an Unknown Region (A Novel of the Mythago Cycle) PDF

By Robert Holdstock

A haunting access on the earth fable Award-winning Mythago Cycle

In Mythago Wood, Robert Holdstock gave us an problematic international spun from the tales of Irish and English mythology, a superb wooded area steeped in secret and legend, whose middle includes secrets and techniques that may switch all who behold them.

Young Tallis is one such seeker. whilst she used to be simply an little one, she misplaced her brother Harry to Ryhope wooden. Her adolescent fancies now reason her to suspect that he's nonetheless alive---and in grave hazard. Tallis follows Harry into the primal Otherworld armed in simple terms with magic, mask, and clues left through her grandfather. finally the primitive woodland provides method to Lavondyss itself, a desirable and poor realm the place she is pressured to confront the mythagos, actual manifestations of the legends of humanity's collective unconscious.

Join Tallis on her quest into the final word unknown, and be invited into one of many most interesting and such a lot compelling mythologies you are going to ever come upon.

"A stunningly reliable e-book . . . conveys the haunting strength of outdated heroes and misplaced gods."
--Locus

"Magical . . . it's infrequent to discover a sequel which measures as much as its unique; yet Lavondyss surpasses it."
--Times Literary Supplement

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Download E-books Shadows Fall PDF

By Simon R. Green

Considered by way of the writer to be his most interesting paintings but, this can be a novel of reasonable aspect, heartfelt emotion, and remarkable mind's eye that builds an international readers will not are looking to go away and spins a story they might not are looking to finish. In a city of fantastic magicks, the place the true and the imagined reside facet through part and the Faerie of legend recognize the automatons of the longer term, Time sees all—but even he can't break out the prophecy of James Hart's go back, which could in basic terms suggest the dying of Shadows Fall.

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Download E-books The Saga of King Hrolf Kraki (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Jesse L. Byock

Composed in medieval Iceland, Hrolf's Saga is without doubt one of the maximum of all mythic-legendary sagas, bearing on half-fantastical occasions that have been stated to have happened in fifth-century Denmark. It tells of the exploits of King Hrolf and of his recognized champions, together with Bodvar Bjarki, the 'bear-warrior': a robust determine whose may and bear-like nature are encouraged through a similar mythical background as Beowulf. Depicting an international of wizards, sorceresses and 'berserker' opponents - initially participants of a cult of Odin - it is a compelling story of old magic. a piece of undying energy and wonder, it deals either a treasury of Icelandic prose and a masterful accumulating of epic, cultic reminiscence, conventional folks story and myths from the Viking age and much earlier.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more desirable through introductions and notes through uncommon students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Selected Tales of the Brothers Grimm PDF

By Peter Wortsman

This new version of the loved stories of the Brothers Grimm – chosen, translated and edited by means of Peter Wortsman - is drawn from the 1857 variation of the German unique, the final variation reviewed and authorized by means of the Brothers of their lifetime. through the years, The Brothers¢ enigmatic narratives were sanitized by way of Disney and children¢s ebook editors for contemporary intake; this necessary version restores their sting and vigour og the unique prose. In Wortsman’s phrases, his translation is a go back to "a tincture of targeted man-eating ogre and flooring hag the teeth, diluted in blood, sweat and tears, as a powerful vaccine opposed to the crippling results of worry and fury." those fortifying innovative vaccines are followed by means of twenty-four full-color illustrations via Haitian artists, together with Edouard Duval-Carrié, Pascale Monnin, and Frankétienne. Edwidge Danticat observes that many Haitian painters deliver "forth one other canvas underneath the only we see." those works’ creative scope, energy, and evocation of the subconscious open deep channels among the 2 traditions, laying off new mild and shadow at the vintage stories.

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Download E-books The Mysterium Lectures: A Journey Through C.G. Jung's Mysterium Conjunctions (Studies in Jungian Psychology By Jungian Analysts) PDF

By Edward F. Edinger

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"Dr. Edinger is a huge to me (he cliamed that Jung was once the large at his shoulder) . he's taking on Dr. Jung's most intricate writings and brings them all the way down to earth. Which in certain cases are in accordance with arcane texts.... occasionally i take advantage of diverse lectures or passages to magnify my very own goals and fantacies."

"I came across Dr. Edinger's Mysterium Lectures a useful assist in my moment analyzing of Mysterium Coniunctionis. His lucid kind brings in a lot extra fabric and is helping make certainly one of Jung's most sensible works extra obtainable to the layman."

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This booklet is a piece via part remark on Jung's Mysterium Coniunctionis. Alchemy is a complicated subject on its own. Jung's interpretation of it truly is hugely nuanced and will simply be complicated in addition. And so one wishes a person with the perception and data of an Edward Edinger to steer the reader throught the murky terrain of Jung's textual content. Edinger is a kind of infrequent authors who's in a position to be deep and insightful but transparent and concise while. contains many useful diagrams, in addition to an exceptional index.

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Download E-books xo Orpheus: Fifty New Myths PDF

By Kate Bernheimer

Fifty best writers retell myths from world wide during this magnificent follow-up to the bestselling My mom She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me.

Icarus flies once again. Aztec jaguar gods back stalk the earth. An American soldier designs a brand new type of Trojan horse—his cremains in a bullet. right here, in beguiling guise, are your favourite mythological figures along characters from Indian, Punjabi, Inuit, and different traditions.
 
Aimee Bender retells the parable of the Titans.

Elizabeth McCracken retells the parable of Lamia, the child-eating mistress of Zeus.

Madeline Miller retells the parable of Galatea.
 
Kevin Wilson retells the parable of Phaeton, from Ovid’s Metamorphoses.
 
Emma Straub and Peter Straub retell the parable of Persephone.
 
Heidi Julavits retells the parable of Orpheus and Euridice.
 
Ron Currie, Jr. retells the parable of Dedalus.
 
Maile Meloy retells the parable of Demeter.
 
Zachary Mason retells the parable of Narcissus.
 
Joy Williams retells the parable of Argos, Odysseus’ dog.
 
If “xo” signs a so long, then xo Orpheus is a see you later to an previous means of mythmaking. that includes talkative goats, a cat girl, a chicken lady, a beer-drinking ogre, a squid who falls in love with the sunlight, and a lady who provides start to cubs, listed below are extravagantly imagined, bracingly modern tales, heralding a brand new starting for one of many world’s oldest literary traditions.

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Download E-books Odyssey of the Gods: The History of Extraterrestrial Contact in Ancient Greece PDF

Mythical unidentified flying object specialist Erich von Daniken stirs up one other controversy with an imaginitive supposition: What if the myths of historical Greece have been makes an attempt to explain occasions that actually occurred? What if old peoples have been visited, now not via imaginary gods and goddesses, yet by way of aliens who arrived on the earth hundreds of thousands of years in the past? The author's examine into either historical mythology and present archaeological discoveries leads him to a couple explosive hypotheses. He means that the easiest rationalization of such creatures as centaurs and Cyclops, in addition to tales concerning the misplaced continent of Atlantis and wars one of the deities, might be efforts via artists of the days to checklist never-before-seen phenomena. Dozens of historical sculptures and temple undefined, von Daniken issues out, glance unusually just like apparatus utilized by modern astronauts. may those be long-lost secrets and techniques, being rediscovered by means of scientists at the present time?

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Download E-books The Firebrand PDF

By Marion Zimmer Bradley

Mixing archaeological truth and legend, the myths of the gods and the feats of heroes, Marion Zimmer Bradley breathes new existence into the vintage story of the Trojan War-reinventing larger-than-life figures as dwelling humans engaged in a determined fight that dooms either the victors and the vanquished, their destiny obvious throughout the eyes of Kassandra-priestess, princess, and passionate lady with the spirit of a warrior.

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Download E-books Children into Swans: Fairy Tales and the Pagan Imagination PDF

Fairy stories are alive with the supernatural - elves, dwarfs, fairies, giants, and trolls, in addition to witches with magic wands and sorcerers who forged spells and enchantments. teenagers into Swans examines those motifs in quite a number old tales. relocating from the wealthy interval of nineteenth-century fairy stories again so far as the earliest people literature of northern Europe, Jan Beveridge exhibits how lengthy those supernatural gains were part of storytelling, with old stories, many from Celtic and Norse mythology, that provide glimpses right into a distant period and a pre-Christian sensibility. The earliest tales usually express major alterations from what we would anticipate. Elves mingle with Norse gods, dwarfs belong to a proud extended family of magician-smiths, and fairies are shape-shifters rising from the hills and the ocean mist. In tale traditions with roots in a pre-Christian mind's eye, an invisible different global exists along our personal. From the misplaced cultures of one thousand years in the past, teenagers into Swans opens the door on one of the most outstanding worlds ever portrayed in literature - worlds which are either starkly attractive and entire of horrors.

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