Erested in Russian history mythology or magic studies A startling and long overdue "Tome On Russian Magic "on Russian Magic first you could be forgiven for thinking the work is another scholarly treatise by a modern day Budge However it soon transpires that the author has xplored Black Heart, Red Ruby every conceivable facet of Rusian magic including Binary Divination and creaks in walls to advanced oracular systems I came across the author through the Panizzi lectures and invested in the book only to be surprised that I had purchased anncyclopedia almanac and definitive text all in one If you are interested in practical magic the work will help you with perspectives you might not have yet considered The reason for the interest is that after many years of autocratic rule monarchical and Communist Russians never gave up on their folk wisdom this comes through in the work. Thought to possess magic properties The first chapter gives a historical overview and the final chapter summarizes the political religious and legal aspects of the history of magic in Russia The author also provides translations of some key textsThe Bathhouse at Midnight will be invaluable for anyone student teacher or general reader with an interest in Russia magic or the occult It is uniue in its field and is set to become the definitive study of Russian magic.
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Not Easy To Read This Is THE Book Of Slaviceasy to read This is THE book of Slavic just used this book as the main source for my thesis on magic and folk custom in Russia Out of all the books I researched this one has by far the most information in a very well laid out format Most of Ryan s sources are primary texts and are well recorded if you ver want to do further studyIt s also a great source for anyone who just wants to learn about the magical side of Slavic culture And I found I find this book to be xtremely interesting The author spent years studying the topic and Russian culture in general He addresses a huge amount of data from his studies of Russian magic and divinationWhat I find most interesting about the book is that
#He Examines Some Of The #examines some of the ideas from scholarship about Russian culture and as. The title of this book refers to the classic time and place for magic witchcraft and divination in Russia The Bathhouse at Midnight by one of the world s foremost xperts on the subject surveys all forms of magic both learned and popular in Russia from the fifth to "the Dreaming Me: An African-American Woman's Buddhist Journey eighteenth century While no book on the subject could bexhaustive The Bathhouse at Midnight does describe and assess all "eighteenth century While no book on the subject could be xhaustive The Bathhouse at Midnight does describe and assess all literary sources of magic witchcraft astrology alchemy and divination. Ks if they are "valid He argues for xample that dvoeverie is not a uniuely Russian phenomenon but that it is typical of many "He argues for xample that dvoeverie is not a uniuely Russian phenomenon but that it is typical of many that accepted Christianity Too 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 #of that parochialismAt least s my opinion This is a fantastic book full of details on the history of Russian Orthodox religion belief in magic and superstitions Amazing reference source So glad I got it This book is a great survey The sources used are brilliant And it provides a great grasp on the subject while being very clear what it will and will not coverI definitely suggest this if you re int. From Kiev Rus and Imperial Russia and to some xtent Ukraine and Belorussia Where possible Ryan identifies the sources of the texts usually Greek Arabic or West European and makes parallels to other cultures ranging from classical antiuity to Finnic He finds 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 materials.