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  • The Witch by Ronald Hutton
    The Witch (English, Hardback) Ronald Hutton

    Why have societies all across the world feared witchcraft? This book delves deeply into its context, beliefs, and origins in Europe's history

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  • Maps of Meaning by Jordan B. Peterson
    Maps of Meaning (English, Paperback) Jordan B. Peterson

    Connecting neuropsychology and cognitive science with Freudian theory and Jungian approaches to mythology and narrative, this text aims to show that there is an empirical connection between what neuroscience tells us about the brain/behaviour, and what rituals and myths have long narrated.

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  • Monsters: A Bestiary of the Bizarre by Christopher Dell
    Monsters: A Bestiary of the Bizarre (Paperback) Christopher Dell

    Monsters have preoccupied mankind from the earliest times: even cave art includes animal-human monsters. This book explores monsters down the ages and throughout the world. It provides a dark yet engrossing visual history of the human mind, lit up by flashes of wild and unearthly inspiration.

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  • Once Upon a Time by Marina Warner
    Once Upon a Time (English, Paperback) Marina Warner

    In ten succinct chapters, Marina Warner guides us through the rich world of fairy tale, from Cinderella and Hansel and Gretel to Snow White and Pan's Labyrinth. Exploring pervasive themes of folklore, myth, the supernatural, imagination, and fantasy, Warner highlights the impact of the genre on human understanding, history, and culture.

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  • Mermaids by Skye Alexander
    Mermaids (English, Hardback) Skye Alexander

    For centuries, people have been fascinated and enchanted by tales of mermaids. These watery temptresses can be found in folklore and mythology from every tradition in the world. This title delves into the myths surrounding these enigmatic beings, explores the common symbols associated with them, and presents tales of merfolk from around the world.

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  • A Human Love Story by Matt Hopwood
    A Human Love Story (English, Paperback) Matt Hopwood

    In this unique book Matt Hopwood sets out to walk the length and breadth of Scotland, asking people he meets along the way a very simple question: `will you share your love story with me? What is your love story?'

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  • My Granny Went to Market by Stella Blackstone
    My Granny Went to Market (English, Paperback) Stella Blackstone

    Young readers can join Granny as she journeys around the world on a magic carpet, shopping for amazing treasures in all of the places she visits, and taking readers on a counting adventure through the different countries of the world. Full color.

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  • The Book of Yokai by Michael Dylan Foster
    The Book of Yokai (English, Paperback) Michael Dylan Foster, Shinonome Kijin

    Monsters, ghosts, fantastic beings, and supernatural phenomena of all sorts haunt the folklore and popular culture of Japan. Drawing on years of research in Japan, this book unpacks the history and cultural context of yokai, tracing their roots, interpreting their meanings, and introducing people who have hunted them through the ages.

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  • The Land of the Green Man by Carolyne Larrington
    The Land of the Green Man (English, Paperback) Carolyne Larrington

    Beyond its housing estates and identikit high streets there is another Britain.

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  • The Hero's Journey by Joseph Campbell
    The Hero's Journey (English, Paperback) Joseph Campbell

    In what amounts to Campbell's only spiritual autobiography, this beautifully crafted collection of conversations, interviews, and outtakes from the The Hero's Journey documentary reveals and illuminates Campbell's personal and intellectual journey. Warm and relaxed, Campbell is first seen sipping Glenlivet and encouraging his mentee, Cousineau. Then, as described by Publishers Weekly, ?the book ranges widely, from Cro-Magnon art to Arthurian legend?as it follows Campbell from his Catholic boyhood and early interest in American Indians to his years in Paris and Munich.? Readers listen in as he meets Jung (who discusses the meaning of the Hindu syllable, ?Om?); hear Campbell quip, ?if marriage isn't a first priority in your life, you're not married?; and learn the genesis of Campbell's trademark, ?follow your bliss.? As Richard Adams wrote, it reveals ?at every turn fresh aspects of his genius, wisdom, and understanding.?

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  • Botanical Folk Tales of Britain and Ireland by Lisa Schneidau
    Botanical Folk Tales of Britain and Ireland (English, Paperback) Lisa Schneidau

    A new collection of botanical British folk tales about plants and wild flowers, journeying through the seasons of the year

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  • Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt by Richard H. Wilkinson
    Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt (English, Paperback) Richard H. Wilkinson

    The gods and goddesses of ancient Egypt, worshipped for over half of recorded history, are among the most fascinating and complex of any civilization. This is a guide to the deities that lay at the heart of Egyptian religion and society. It examines the evolution, worship and eventual decline of the numerous gods and goddesses.

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  • The Poetic Edda by Carolyne Larrington
    The Poetic Edda (English, Paperback) Carolyne Larrington

    A fully revised translation of the great collection of Norse-Icelandic mythological and heroic poetry known as the Poetic Edda, containing the narratives of the creation of the world and the coming of Ragnarok, the Doom of the Gods. Gods, giants, and human heroes populate the poems. This edition includes three new poems.

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  • The Odyssey by Gareth Hinds
    The Odyssey (English, Paperback) Gareth Hinds

    A vivid graphic novel reinterpretation of Homer's epic poem finds the King of Ithaca cursed by the sea god Poseidon to years of shipwreck and battles against fantastical creatures. By the graphic artist of Beowulf. Simultaneous.

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  • Ancient Aliens (R)
    Ancient Aliens (R) (English, Hardback)

    The first official companion book to HISTORY (R) network's hit series Ancient Aliens (R): a powerful journey through human history that explores fascinating unanswered questions about the origins of our civilizations.

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  • Revealing the Green Man by Mark Olly
    Revealing the Green Man (English, Paperback) Mark Olly

    A full history of the physical and spiritual development of the Green Man from Prehistoric origins to modern-day archaeological discoveries.

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  • By Time is Everything Revealed by Fiann O Nuallain
    By Time is Everything Revealed (Hardback) Fiann O Nuallain

    Fiann O Nuallain brings old Irish proverbs to life for the present generation. Each proverb is carefully chosen to speak directly to the worries and stresses that have become part of modern life. Combined with mindfulness exercises the author offers a new set of tools for mindful living, psychological wellbeing and spiritual awareness.

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  • The Secret Commonwealth of Elves, Fauns and Fairies by Robert Rev. Kirk
    The Secret Commonwealth of Elves, Fauns and Fairies (English, Paperback) Robert Rev. Kirk

    A 17th-century Scottish minister roamed the Highlands, talking to country folk about their encounters with supernatural creatures. This remarkable work offers rare glimpses into their world of everyday enchantment.

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  • Tree Wisdom by Jacqueline Memory Paterson
    Tree Wisdom (English, Paperback) Jacqueline Memory Paterson

    This beautiful illustrated book is the result of eight years exhaustive research into the myths, magic and healing power of trees.

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  • The Grail Legend by Emma Jung
    The Grail Legend (English, Paperback) Emma Jung, Marie-Louise V. Von Franz

    The Holy Grail and its quest is a legend that has had a powerful impact on our civilization. The Grail is an ancient Celtic symbol of plenty, and a Christian symbol of redemption and eternal life, the chalice that caught the blood of the crucified Christ. This book presents this legend as a living myth that is profoundly relevant to modern life.

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