This book first published in 1879 presents folk lore and superstitious beliefs peculiar to western Scotland. Also there's given an appendix showing the possible relation of the modern festivals of Christmas, May Day, St. John's Day and Halloween to ancient sun and fire worship. In the book author tells about birth and childhood; marriage; death; witchcraft, second sight, and the black art; charms and counter charms; divining; superstitions relating to animals and plants; miscellaneous superstitions.
COSMIC CONSCIOUSNESSThe Man-God Whom We AwaitbyALI NOMAD1915CONTENTSCHAPTER ITHE NEW BIRTH; WHAT IT IS; INSTANCES DESCRIBEDThe religions and philosophies of the Orient and the Occident compared;their chief difference; The mistaken idea of death. Cosmic Consciousnessnot common in the Orient. Why? What the earnest disciple strives for. TheReal and the unreal. Buddha's agonized yearnings; why he was moved by themwith such irresistible power; the ultimate victory. The identity of TheAbsolute; The Oriental teachings; "The Spiritual Maxims of BrotherLawrence;" The seemingly miraculous power of the Oriental initiate; doeshe really "talk" to birds and animals? How they learn to know and read "theheart of the world." The inner temples throughout Japan. The strangeexperience of a Zen (a Holy Order of Japan), student-priest in attaining_mukti_. The key to Realization. An address by Manikyavasayar, one of thegreat Tamil saints of Southern India. The Hindu conception of CosmicConsciousness. The Japanese idea of the state. The Buddhist "Life-saving"monasteries; how the priests extend their consciousness to immeasurabledistances at will. The last incarnation of God in India. His marvelousinsight. The urge of the spiritual yearning for the "Voice of the Mother."His twelve years of struggle. His final illumination. The unutterable blisspictured in his own words. What the Persian mystics allusion to "union withthe Beloved" signifies; its exoteric and its esoteric meaning. The "Way ofthe Gods." The chief difference between the message of Jesus and that ofother holy men. The famous "Song of Solomon" and the differentinterpretations; a new version. A French writer's evident glimpses of thenew birth. Man's relation to the universe.CHAPTER II.MAN'S RELATION TO GOD AND TO HIS FELLOW-MEN....
"Eskimos or esquimaux are indigenous peoples who have traditionally inhabited the circumpolar region from eastern Siberia, across Alaska and Canada, and all of Greenland." (Quote from wikipedia.org)About the Author "Knud Johan Victor Rasmussen (June 7, 1879-December 21, 1933) was a Greenlandic polar explorer and anthropologist. He has been called the "father of Eskimology" and was the first to cross the Northwest Passage via dog sled. He remains well known in Greenland, Denmark and among Canadian Inuit.Rasmussen was born in Jakobshavn, Greenland, the son of a Danish missionary, the vicar Charles V. Rasmussen, and an Inuit mother, Sofie Rasmussen (nee Fleicher). He had two siblings, including a brother, Peter Lim. Rasmussen spent his early years in Greenland among the Kalaallit (Inuit) where he learned from an early age to speak the language (Kalaallisut), hunt, drive dog sleds and live in harsh Arctic conditions. "My playmates were native Greenlanders; from the earliest boyhood I played and worked with the hunters, so even the hardships of the most strenuous sledge-trips became pleasant routine for me." He was later educated in Lynge, North Zealand, Denmark. Between 1898 and 1900 he pursued an unsuccessful career as an actor and opera singer." (Quote from wikipedia.org)About the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion and Mythology. http://www.forgottenbooks.orgForgotten Books is about sharing knowledge, not about making money. Our books are priced at wholesale prices. We print in large sans-serif font, which is proven to make the text easier to read and put less strain on your eyes. Happy reading!
Second volume to Celtic Fairy Tales. A definitive set collected by Jacobs and illustrated by Batten. Printed in London on Japanese vellum and limited to 125 copies, 115 of which were offered for sale.
The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians
A 1856 work by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, an American geographer, geologist, and ethnologist, noted for his early studies of Native American cultures. “Hitherto, Indian opinion, on abstract subjects, has been a sealed book. It has been impossible to extract the truth from his evasive replies. If asked his opinion of religion in the abstract, he knows not the true meaning of the term. His ideas of the existence of a Deity are vague, at best; and the lines of separation between it and necromancy, medical magic, and demonology are too faintly separated to allow him to speak with discrimination. The best reply, as to his religious views, his mythology, his cosmogony, and his general views as to the mode and manifestations of the government and providences of God, are to be found in his myths and legends.”