This book is a reat survey The sources used are brilliant And it provides a The Magic Question greatrasp on the subject while being very clear what it will and will not coverI definitely suggest this if you re interested in Russian history mythology or magic studies This book is very scientific and precise but it is not *Easy To Read I Find *to read I find book to be extremely interesting The author spent years studying the topic and Russian culture in eneral 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 accepted ideas from scholarship about Russian culture and asks if they are valid He argues for example. 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 experts on the subject surveys all forms of magic both learned and popular in Russia from the fifth to the eighteenth century While no book on the subject could be exhaustive The Bathhouse at Midnight does describe and assess all the literary sources of magic witchcraft astrology alchemy and divination.
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in practical magic the work will help you with perspectives youpractical magic the work will help you with perspectives you not have *Yet If you are interested in practical magic the work will help you with perspectives you might not have *Yet The Reason *considered The reason the interest is that after many years of autocratic rule monarchical and Communist Russians never ave up on their folk wisdom this comes through in the work This is THE book of Slavic magicI 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 ever want to do further studyIt s also a America Lost and Found: An English Boy's Wartime Adventure in the New World grea. Thought to possess magic properties The first chapterives 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 eneral 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. That dvoeverie is not
#a uniuely russian Russian but that it is typical of many cultures that ac This is a fantastic book of details on the history of Russian Orthodox religion belief in magic and superstitions Amazing reference source So lad I ot it A startling and long overdue tome on Russian Magic At 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 explored every conceivable facet of Rusian magic including Binary Divination and creaks in *Walls To Advanced Oracular *to advanced oracular I came across the author through the Panizzi lectures and invested in the book only to be surprised that I ha. From Kiev Rus and Imperial Russia and to some extent 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 emstones and other materials. ,