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The origins of religion and other essays / by Andrew Lang
Bib ID 4768823
Format BookBook
Author
Lang, Andrew, 1844-1912
 
Description London : Watts & Co., 1908 
128 p. ; 22 cm. 
Series

R.P.A. cheap reprints ; no. 34.

Summary

Essays mainly on pseudo-religious topics (spiritualism, mythical lore, art, origins of religion), partly taken from authors Custom and myth; includes p. 15-21; the bullroarer; p. 36-45; star myths; p. 62-75; the art of savages; pl 107-128; theories of the origins of religion; astronomy.

Full contents
  • From "Custom and myth": The method of folk lore. The bull-roarer. A far-travelled tale. Apollo and the mouse. Star myths. The "Kalevala". The divining rod. The art of savages.
  • From "Cock lane and common sense": Savage spiritualism. Ancient spiritualism.
  • From "The making of religion": Crystal-gazing.
  • A new essay: Theories of the origins of religion.
 
Notes

"No. 34 -- R.P.A. cheap reprints"--Cover.

"Issued for the Rationalist Press Association, Limited."

Subjects Folklore.  |  Mythology.  |  Religion.  |  Art.  |  Yuwaalaraay / Euahlayi / Yuwaaliyaay people (D27) (NSW SH55-07)  |  Luritja / Loritja people (C7.1) (NT SG52-04)  |  Narangga / Narrunga people (L1) (SA SI53-12)  |  Ngarrindjeri / Narrinjeri people (S69) (SA SI54-13)  |  Religion - Rites - Ceremonial objects - Bullroarers.  |  Arabana / Arabunna people (L13) (SA SH53-03)  |  Yuin people (S67) (NSW SI56-13)  |  Indigenous knowledge - Astronomy.  |  Wirangu people (C1) (SA SH53-14)  |  Mara / Marra people (N112) (NT SD53-11)  |  Wadi Wadi / Wathi Wathi people (D4) (Vic SI54-16)  |  Parnkalla / Barngarla / Bungala / Banggarla people (L6) (SA SI53-04)  |  Stories and motifs - Stars.  |  Weapons - Shields.  |  Muruwari / Murrawarri people (D32) (NSW SH55-06)  |  Kaytetye / Kaytej people (C13) (NT SF53-06)  |  Yuwibara / Yuwiburra / Yuibera people (E54) (Qld SF55-08)  |  Diyari / Dieri people (L17) (SA SH54-01)  |  Kurnai / Gunai people (S68) (Vic SJ55)  |  Djabwurrung / Dyabwurung people (S26) (Vic SJ54-08)  |  Arrernte / Aranda people (C8) (NT SG53-02)  |  South West Queensland (SW Qld SG54, SG55, SH54, SH55)  |  South Australia (SA)  |  Torres Strait Islands (Qld TSI SC54, SC55-05)  |  Northern New South Wales (N NSW SH55, SH56)  |  Western Victoria (W Vic)  |  Northern Territory - North NT.  |  Northern Territory - Central NT.  |  North West New South Wales (NW NSW SH54, SH55, SI54)  |  East Queensland (E Qld SF55, SF56)
Other authors/contributors Rationalist Press Association (London, England)

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