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Vampire Forensics
Vampire Forensics
Written by Mark Collins Jenkins
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426206078
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Vampire Forensics
Uncovering the Origins of an Enduring Legend
Written by Mark Collins Jenkins


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
On Sale: February 16, 2010
Price: $25.00

Mark Jenkins’s engrossing history draws on the latest science, anthropological and archaeological research to explore the origins of vampire stories, providing gripping historic and folkloric context for the concept of immortal beings who defy death by feeding on the lifeblood of others. From the earliest whispers of eternal evil in ancient... Read more >
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Healing Pandora
Healing Pandora
Written by Gail Thomas, Foreword by Robert Sardello
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781556438394
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Healing Pandora
The Restoration of Hope and Abundance
Written by Gail Thomas
Foreword by Robert Sardello


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: September 29, 2009
Price: $16.95

The story of Pandora is one of the most resonant in Greek mythology. As Healing Pandora shows, it’s also one of the most relevant. Psychologist Gail Thomas has used Pandora in her practice for two decades, often with profound results. Cast in popular accounts as the evil bringer of doom to... Read more >
How to Read a Myth
How to Read a Myth
Written by William Marderness
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781591026402
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How to Read a Myth

Written by William Marderness


Format: Hardcover, 152 pages
On Sale: April 10, 2009
Price: $26.99

Confusion surrounds the idea of myth. In common parlance, the term myth often means falsehood, as in the sentence The administration's claim that inflation is under control is a myth. Scholars understand myth in a deeper sense, as an important expression of a society's values. Scholars study myths of the past... Read more >
The Other Within
The Other Within
Written by Daniel Deardorff
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781556437601
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The Other Within
The Genius of Deformity in Myth, Culture, and Psyche
Written by Daniel Deardorff


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
On Sale: December 16, 2008
Price: $16.95

Daniel Deardorff knows otherness firsthand. This highly regarded “singer” in the old sense of that word—musician, storyteller, maker of ritual—had polio as an infant and has used a wheelchair most of his life, giving him a lived perspective that deeply informs his views on this subject. In The Other Within, Deardorff... Read more >
National Geographic Essential Visual History of World Mythology
National Geographic Essential Visual History of World Mythology
Written by National Geographic
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426203732
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National Geographic Essential Visual History of World Mythology

Written by National Geographic


Format: Hardcover, 480 pages
On Sale: November 4, 2008
Price: $16.95

Complementing our enormously successful offerings on the bible and history, National Geographic Essential Visual History of World Mythology encompasses myths and creation stories from around the globe. It presents a palm-size overview of culture-defining myths, from ancient Egyptian deities to the Vedic gods of India...from Maya, Inca, and Aztec legends to... Read more >
Field Guide to Luck
Field Guide to Luck
Written by Alys R. Yablon
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781594742170
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Field Guide to Luck
How to Use and Interpret Charms, Signs, and Superstitions
Written by Alys R. Yablon


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: February 1, 2008
Price: $15.95

Take Control of Your Destiny!
 
From the good luck provided by shamrocks, rabbits’s feet, and horseshoes to the misfortune caused by broken mirrors, black cats, and umbrellas opened indoors, our lives are filled with signs and superstitions that guide our destiny and influence our fate.
 
Fortunately, Field Guide... Read more >
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Latin American Folktales
Latin American Folktales
Written by John Bierhorst
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307426581
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Latin American Folktales
Stories from Hispanic and Indian Traditions
Written by John Bierhorst


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $14.99

The wisdom and artistry of Latin America's storytellers preserve one of the world's richest folktale traditions--combining the lore of medieval Europe, the ancient Near East, and pre-Columbian America. Among the essential characters are the quiet man's wife who knew the Devil's secrets, the tree daughters who robbed their father's grave, and... Read more >
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The Unending Mystery
The Unending Mystery
Written by David W. McCullough
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ISBN: 9780307429513
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The Unending Mystery
A Journey Through Labyrinths ansd Mazes
Written by David W. McCullough


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $9.99

According to legend, anyone who wandered into the labyrinth in Ancient Crete never came out again. Some labyrinths may have offered patterns for an erotic spring dance. Those on the floors of Medieval cathedrals represent mathematical perfection–and walking their paths was a symbolic approach to the divine. From ancient Mediterranean coin... Read more >
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Don't Know Much About Mythology
Don't Know Much About Mythology
Written by Kenneth C. Davis, Read by John Lee and Lorna Raver
Format: Abridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780739317464
Our Price: $14.98

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Don't Know Much About Mythology

Written by Kenneth C. Davis
Read by John Lee and Lorna Raver


Format: Abridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: November 8, 2005
Price: $14.98

Employing the popular Don't Know Much About® style, with its familiar question-and-answer format, DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT MYTHOLOGY will explore the myths of the world, their impact on history, and their continuing role in our lives. It will offer listeners a wide-ranging, comprehensive, entertaining and listenable survey of the great myths... Read more >
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Don't Know Much About Mythology
Don't Know Much About Mythology
Written by Kenneth C. Davis, Read by John Lee
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780739317488
Our Price: $22.48

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Don't Know Much About Mythology

Written by Kenneth C. Davis
Read by John Lee


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: November 8, 2005
Price: $22.48

Employing the popular Don't Know Much About® style, with its familiar question-and-answer format, DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT MYTHOLOGY will explore the myths of the world, their impact on history, and their continuing role in our lives. It will offer listeners a wide-ranging, comprehensive, entertaining and listenable survey of the great myths... Read more >
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The Unending Mystery
The Unending Mystery
Written by David W. McCullough
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781400031641
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The Unending Mystery
A Journey Through Labyrinths ansd Mazes
Written by David W. McCullough


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: November 8, 2005
Price: $14.00

According to legend, anyone who wandered into the labyrinth in Ancient Crete never came out again. Some labyrinths may have offered patterns for an erotic spring dance. Those on the floors of Medieval cathedrals represent mathematical perfection–and walking their paths was a symbolic approach to the divine. From ancient Mediterranean coin... Read more >
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