The Golden Bough
A world classic.
The Golden Bough describes our ancestors' primitive methods of worship, sex practices, strange rituals and festivals. Disproving the popular thought that primitive life was simple, this monumental survey shows that savage man was enmeshed in a tangle of magic, taboos, and superstitions. Revealed here is the evolution of man from savagery to civilization, from the modification of his weird and often bloodthirsty customs to the entry of lasting moral, ethical, and spiritual values.
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Review: The Golden BoughUser Review - Chelsea - Goodreads
I was torn when rating this book. On one hand this is a great book if you want to have at hand a resource for descriptions of rituals. In one volume you have a collection of rituals across cultures ... Read full review
Review: The Golden BoughUser Review - Joshua Daniel Cochran - Goodreads
My friend Andy gave me this book and it sat (quite fatly) on my shelf for six years. Andy gave it to me because it's in Apocalypse Now, the topmost book on Kurtz's shelf toward the end. Let me just ... Read full review