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The Golden Bough

By Frazer, James George

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Title: The Golden Bough  
Author: Frazer, James George
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Preface: The PRIMARY aim of this book is to explain the remarkable rule which regulated the succession to the priesthood of Diana at Aricia. When I first set myself to solve the problem more than thirty years ago, I thought that the solution could be propounded very briefly, but I soon found that to render it probable or even intelligible it was necessary to discuss certain more general questions, some of which had hardly been broached before. In successive editions the discussion of these and kindred topics has occupied more and more space, the enquiry has branched out in more and more directions, until the two volumes of the original work have expanded into twelve. Meantime a wish has often been expressed that the book should be issued in a more compendious form. This abridgment is an attempt to meet the wish and thereby to bring the work within the range of a wider circle of readers. While the bulk of the book has been greatly reduced, I have endeavoured to retain its leading principles, together with an amount of evidence sufficient to illustrate them clearly. The language of the original has also for the most part been preserved, though here and there the exposition has been somewhat condensed. In order to keep as much of the text as possible I have sacrificed all the notes, and with them all exact references to my authorities. Readers who desire to ascertain the source of any particular statement must therefore consult the larger work, which is fully documented and provided with a complete bibliography.

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Table of Contents: The Golden Bough, 1 -- James George Frazer, 1 -- Preface, 6 -- Chapter 1. The King of the Wood, 8 -- 1. Diana and Virbius, 8 -- 2. Artemis and Hippolytus, 11 -- 3. Recapitulation, 12 -- Chapter 2. Priestly Kings, 13 -- Chapter 3. Sympathetic Magic, 14 -- 1. The Principles of Magic, 14 -- 2. Homoeopathic or Imitative Magic, 15 -- 3. Contagious Magic, 31 -- 4. The Magician's Progress, 36 -- Chapter 4. Magic and Religion, 38 -- Chapter V. The Magical Control of the Weather, 45 -- 1. The Public Magician, 45 -- 2. The Magical Control ofRain, 47 -- 1888 the mandarins of Canton prayed to the god Lung?wong to stop the, 54 -- 3. The Magical Control of the Sun, 56 -- 4. The Magical Control of the Wind, 58 -- Chapter 6. Magicians as Kings, 60 -- Chapter 7. Incarnate Human Gods, 65 -- Chapter 8. Departmental Kings of Nature, 75 -- Chapter 9. The Worship of Trees, 77 -- 1. Tree?spirits, 77 -- 2. Beneficent Powers of Tree?Spirits, 82 -- Chapter 10. Relics of Tree Worship in Modern Europe, 84 -- Chapter 11. The Influence of the Sexes on Vegetation, 93 -- Chapter 12. The Sacred Marriage, 96 -- 1. Diana as a Goddess of Fertility, 96 -- Chapter of this book we found reason to believe that the priest who bore the, 97 -- 2. The Marriage of the Gods, 98 -- Chapter 13. The Kings of Rome and Alba, 101 -- 1. Numa and Egeria, 101 -- 2. The King as Jupiter, 102 -- Chapter 14. The Succession to the Kingdom in Ancient Latium, 104 -- Chapter 15. The Worship of the Oak, 109 -- Chapter 16. Dianus and Diana, 110 -- Chapter 17. The Burden of Royalty, 114 -- 1. Royal and Priestly Taboos, 114 -- 2. Divorce of the Spiritual from the Temporal Power, 119 -- Chapter 18. The Perils of the Soul, 121 -- 1. The Soul as a Mannikin, 121 -- 2. Absence and Recall of the Soul, 122 -- 3. The Soul as a Shadow and a Reflection, 128 -- Chapter 19. Tabooed Acts, 131 -- 1. Taboos on Intercourse with Strangers, 131 -- 2. Taboos on Eating and Drinking, 134


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