✓ Russian Magic: Living Folk Traditions of an Enchanted Landscape ↠ Cherry Gilchrist ✓ Russian Magic: Living Folk Traditions of an Enchanted Landscape ↠ Cherry Gilchrist - Russian Magic: Living Folk Traditions of an Enchanted Landscape, Russian Magic Living Folk Traditions of an Enchanted Landscape In the heart of Russia old ways of perceiving the spirits of home and nature still prevail Fairy stories folk art and calendar customs carry hints of the old gods and offer a now rare way of linkin

  • Title: Russian Magic: Living Folk Traditions of an Enchanted Landscape
  • Author: Cherry Gilchrist
  • ISBN: 9780835608749
  • Page: 346
  • Format: Paperback

✓ Russian Magic: Living Folk Traditions of an Enchanted Landscape ↠ Cherry Gilchrist, Russian Magic: Living Folk Traditions of an Enchanted Landscape, Cherry Gilchrist, Russian Magic Living Folk Traditions of an Enchanted Landscape In the heart of Russia old ways of perceiving the spirits of home and nature still prevail Fairy stories folk art and calendar customs carry hints of the old gods and offer a now rare way of linking human life to the landscape This is as true for city dwellers and villagers for the Russian soul is open to the power of myth and the

Russian Magic: Living Folk Traditions of an Enchanted Landscape

✓ Russian Magic: Living Folk Traditions of an Enchanted Landscape ↠ Cherry Gilchrist ✓ Russian Magic: Living Folk Traditions of an Enchanted Landscape ↠ Cherry Gilchrist - Russian Magic: Living Folk Traditions of an Enchanted Landscape, Russian Magic Living Folk Traditions of an Enchanted Landscape In the heart of Russia old ways of perceiving the spirits of home and nature still prevail Fairy stories folk art and calendar customs carry hints of the old gods and offer a now rare way of linkin Russian Magic: Living Folk Traditions of an Enchanted Landscape

  • ✓ Russian Magic: Living Folk Traditions of an Enchanted Landscape ↠ Cherry Gilchrist
    346Cherry Gilchrist
Russian Magic: Living Folk Traditions of an Enchanted Landscape



964 thought on “Russian Magic: Living Folk Traditions of an Enchanted Landscape

  1. Welcome to the enchannted landscape of Russia, locked away for almopst seventy years is a land now open to every one revealing a land of deep oppulent treasure What follows is an interesting book that delves into the sould of the Russian psyche While the title may say Russian Magic in this book you will find no spells or theory Instead you will find an analysis of Russian mytgh and lore Cherry Gilchrist herself is an alchemist who has written several other books After reading thsi one I am sure [...]


  2. I purchased Russian Magic when I was doing research for my novel, hoping it would provide additional background on Russian folklore and culture, which it certainly did But I was pleasantly surprised to find that Russian Magic was also an absolute joy to read Ms Gilchrist provided so much information that I had to eventually stop underlining items, because I found myself underlining just about everything From beautiful imagery like the shamanic World Tree where human souls may hang like leaves, w [...]


  3. As with England, Russia has many folk customs that can be traced to her pagan past Traces can be found in all sorts of crafts and folkways details of home design, altar decoration, fairy stories, holiday celebrations With centuries of dilution, imported along with Christianity and communism, many of these traditions seem to have come to nothing than an excuse to go out into the forest and kick back a lot of vodka Still, it s moderately interesting to read about these traditions, however little [...]


  4. Interesting summary of author s personal experiences plus knowledge of contemporary Russian folk beliefs and associated traditions She observes that unlike most Western countries, Russia really industrialized in the 20th century This coupled with the vast land mass meant that ancient traditions are still practiced, often in tandem with organized religion At the same time, the fall of the Soviet system opens the way for resurgence of pagan observances She has a business importing Russian painted [...]


  5. I really enjoyed this book In addition to the usual tales of a witch living in a hut on chicken legs, talking bears, wish granting fish, a firebird, and Ivan the underdog , Gilchrist looks at the Slavic heritage with trees and Moist Earth Mother There are many similarities to the Celtic tradition Some rituals and charms, such as leaving a bowl of porridge out for the mischievous house spirit s birthday, were also very interesting.


  6. Full of bits and bobs of myth and folklore, the author has clearly researched Russian esotericism The book s main flaw lies in Ms Gilchrist s attempts at universalizing a flaw with a lot of esoteric academia which grates and breaks up the flow of what would otherwise be an enjoyable and informative introduction to Russian folk magic.


  7. A very helpful, relatable, and interesting account of Russian folklore I feel that reading this book has not only given me a taste of Russian culture, it has also given me new tools with which to interpret and study fairy tales If this is the type of thing you re looking for, I d highly recommend it.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *