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Why Do They Dress That Way?

by Stephen Scott Good Books (September 01, 2008)

          This unique book, by a man who has chosen to "dress plain," describes the history and use of hats, bonnets, dresses, overcoats, and other articles of clothing used by the various religious...

Corsets and Codpieces

by Karen Bowman Skyhorse (October 04, 2016)

Have you ever wondered why we wear the type of clothes we do? Packed with outlandish outfits, this exciting history of fashion trends reveals the flamboyant fashions adopted (and discarded) by our ancestors....

Flight of the Reindeer

by Robert Sullivan & Glenn Wolff Skyhorse (November 08, 2010)

Children have believed the legend forever: On one evening each year a jolly old elf and eight reindeer fly all night long to deliver gifts around the world. The fact is, solid evidence abounds. Robert Sullivan,...

Revolt Against the Modern World

by Julius Evola Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (July 13, 2018)

With unflinching gaze and uncompromising intensity Julius Evola analyzes the spiritual and cultural malaise at the heart of Western civilization and all that passes for progress in the modern world. As a gadfly,...

Men Among the Ruins

by Julius Evola Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (July 13, 2018)

Julius Evola's masterful overview of the political and social manifestations of our time, the "age of decline" known to the Hindus as the Kali Yuga.

• Reveals the occult war that underlies the crises that have...

Eden in the Altai

by Geoffrey Ashe Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (December 11, 2018)

Reveals how humanity’s first advanced culture originated in the Altai-Baikal region of southern Siberia

• Explores how this prehistoric culture is the source of the pervasive mythic symbolism of the number...

The Hidden History of Elves and Dwarfs

by Claude Lecouteux & Régis Boyer Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (October 22, 2018)

A comprehensive examination of the intertwined mythology, folklore, and literary history of the little people

• Explores the pagan roots of dwarfs and elves and their evolution in myth and literature

• Reveals...

Stories We Need to Know

by Allan G. Hunter Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (January 01, 2008)

A combination of therapy and expertise in literature, this book explains the six archetypes derived from 4,000 years of literature and how they may guide unhappy people seeking meaning in their lives. Holding...

The Wonder of Unicorns

by Diana Cooper Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (June 01, 2012)

Ancient myths and legends are explained from a higher spiritual perspective in this guide to the amazing energetic beings known as unicorns. Whether aspiring to help the world at large or simply improve a small...

Dictionary of Gypsy Mythology

by Claude Lecouteux Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (July 10, 2018)

A comprehensive A-to-Z reconstruction of the oral tradition of the Rom--gypsies--based on sources never before available in English

• Presents the origin myths and magical traditions of the gypsies, including...

Primal Nutrition

by Ron Schmid, Nora Gedgaudas & Sally Fallon Morell Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (September 17, 2015)

Explores how the traditional foods of ancient cultures can naturally help prevent and treat degenerative disease and chronic conditions

• Examines the protective nutrients inherent in primal foods, such as...


by Ocha'ni Lele Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (March 21, 2014)

By understanding osogbo, the spirits of misfortune, we can better overcome them and return to health and balance in our lives

• Explains how misfortune works in this world as living spirits that plague humanity...

Teachings of the Santería Gods

by Ocha'ni Lele Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (June 24, 2010)

The first book to explore the sacred myths of Santería

• Includes more than 100 myths, stories, and histories about the odu and the orishas

• Reassembles the oral fragments from the African diaspora into...

Sacrificial Ceremonies of Santería

by Ocha'ni Lele Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (August 22, 2012)

The first book to explore the history, methods, and thinking behind sacrifice in the growing Santería faith

• Explains the animal sacrifice ceremony in step-by-step detail

• Shares the ancient African sacred...

The Mystery of Spring-Heeled Jack

by John Matthews Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (October 14, 2016)

An extensive investigation of the origins and numerous sightings of the mysterious and terrifying figure known as Spring-Heeled Jack

• Shares original 19th-century newspaper accounts of Spring-Heeled Jack...

The Diloggún

by Ocha'ni Lele Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (July 28, 2003)

The first book on Santería’s holiest divination system to thoroughly explore each family of odu and how their actions and reactions affect the spiritual development of the client.

• Includes the major considerations...

Gods of the Runes

by Frank Joseph & Ian Daniels Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (November 11, 2010)

The ancient origins and divinatory power of the runes

• Uncovers the original divinatory meaning of each rune through the myths of its corresponding Norse god or goddess

• Includes beautiful full-color illustrations...

Merlin and the Discovery of Avalon in the New World

by Graham Phillips Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (October 12, 2005)

The first book to present the true identity of the mythic figure Merlin

• Uncovers historical evidence that the legend of Merlin was based on the life of a real man

• Reveals that Avalon, Merlin’s final...

Encyclopedia of Norse and Germanic Folklore, Mythology, and Magic

by Claude Lecouteux Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (June 16, 2016)

A thorough reference to the many deities, magical beings, mythical places, and ancient customs of the Norse and Germanic regions of Europe

• Explores the legends and origins of well-known gods and figures...

Sacred Geometry of the Earth

by Catherine Young, Mark Vidler & Rand Flem-Ath Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (January 22, 2016)

Identifies the patterns of our planet’s design within the natural landscape

• Explains the geometry inherent in the mountains and coasts on all continents

• Reveals how ancient monuments were built to...

The Genesis and Geometry of the Labyrinth

by Patrick Conty Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (December 01, 2002)

A groundbreaking look at the phenomenon of the labyrinth, connecting this ancient symbol to modern scientific principles.

• Illustrated with labyrinths from around the world and throughout history.

• Demonstrates...

The Complete King Arthur

by John Matthews & Caitlin Matthews Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (April 24, 2017)

A comprehensive examination of the historical and mythological evidence for every major theory about King Arthur

• Explores the history of every Arthur candidate and the geographical arguments that have placed...

The Return of the Dead

by Claude Lecouteux Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (July 24, 2009)

How the ghost stories of pagan times reveal the seamless union existing between the world of the living and the afterlife

• Demonstrates how Medieval Christianity transformed the more corporeal ghost encountered...

Phantom Armies of the Night

by Claude Lecouteux Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (August 16, 2011)

An exploration of the many forms of the ancient myth of the Wild Hunt and its influence in pagan and early Christian Europe

• Recounts the myriad variations of this legend, from the Cursed Huntsman and King...

The Cry of the Huna

by Moke Kupihea Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (May 10, 2005)

Explores the breakdown in the chain of cultural transmission that has led to the decimation of Hawaiian spirituality, and how it can be restored

• Shows how reconnection to the ancestral ways can be achieved...

The Science of the Dogon

by Laird Scranton & John Anthony West Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (September 22, 2006)

A look at the close resemblance between the creation and structure of matter in both Dogon mythology and modern science

• Reveals striking similarities between Dogon symbols and those used in both the Egyptian...

Icelandic Magic

by Stephen E. Flowers Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (January 22, 2016)

A practical guide to the magical systems of pre-Christian Iceland

• Reveals spells and workings drawn directly from surviving magical books from the 16th to 20th century preserved at the National Library in...

The Spiritual Science of the Stars

by Pete Stewart Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (November 30, 2007)

The profound influence of ancient cosmologies on our ideas about the human spirit

• Shows how ancient myths contain a sophisticated understanding of our relationship to the cosmos, derived from thousands of...

Indian Mythology

by Devdutt Pattanaik Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (April 24, 2003)

An exploration of 99 classic myths of India from an entirely non-Western paradigm that provides a fresh understanding of the Hindu spiritual landscape

• Compares and contrasts Indian mythology with the stories...

Sir Gawain

by John Matthews Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (March 25, 2003)

Restores Gawain of Camelot to his true role as the foremost representative and servant of the Goddess.

• The full story of Gawain of Camelot that restores a lost piece of the great Arthurian tapestry.

• Traces...

The Secret History of Vampires

by Claude Lecouteux Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (February 01, 2010)

A look at the forgotten ancestors of the modern-day vampire, many of which have very different characteristics

• Looks at the many ancestoral forms of the modern vampire, including shroud eaters, appesarts,...

A Lapidary of Sacred Stones

by Claude Lecouteux Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (December 04, 2012)

A comprehensive dictionary of sacred and magical gem lore that draws on the rarest source texts of Antiquity and the Middle Ages

• Reveals the healing and magical virtues of familiar gemstones, such as amethyst,...

Tibetan Sacred Dance

by Ellen Pearlman Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (December 01, 2002)

The first book to explore the significance and symbolism of the sacred and secular ritual dances of Tibetan Buddhism.

• Lavishly illustrated with color and rare historic photographs depicting the dances, costumes,...

Classic Christmas

by Helen Szymanski Adams Media (August 28, 2006)

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

Monster Spotter's Guide to North America

by Scott Francis Adams Media (July 11, 2007)

Like a bird-watching guideà only for monsters

Monsters represent the dark side of humanity–the primal, animal impulses that reside in every single one of us. They have preyed upon our imaginations and our fears...

Legends of Babylon and Egypt in Relation to Hebrew Tradition

by Leonard W. King Start Classics (May 22, 2014)

The interconnected influences of different traditions of ancient mythology on one another consumed the archaeological efforts of the late 19th and early 20th century, though much work in Britain and Europe was...

The Legends of the Jews

by Louis Ginzberg Start Classics (May 22, 2014)

To this day Legends of the Jews remains a most remarkable and comprehensive compilation of stories connected to the Hebrew Bible. It is an indispensable reference on that body of literature known as Midrash,...

Bulfinch's Mythology

by Thomas Bulfinch Start Classics (May 22, 2014)

Here are the world's most-loved stories, in a dynamic visual tour de force for today's readers. Each timeless myth is superbly presented in story form and enhanced with original art work by world-renowned artist...

The Edda

by Winifred Faraday Start Classics (May 22, 2014)

The term Edda (Old Norse Edda, plural Eddur) applies to the Old Norse Poetic Edda and Prose Edda, both of which were written down in Iceland during the 13th century in Icelandic, although they contain material...

The Edda

by Winifred Faraday Start Classics (May 22, 2014)

The term Edda (Old Norse Edda, plural Eddur) applies to the Old Norse Poetic Edda and Prose Edda, both of which were written down in Iceland during the 13th century in Icelandic, although they contain material...

Representation of Deities of the Maya Manuscript

by Paul Schellhas Start Classics (May 22, 2014)

The three manuscripts which we possess of the ancient Maya peoples of Central America, the Dresden (Dr.), the Madrid (Tro.-Cort.) and the Paris (Per.) manuscripts, all contain a series of pictorial representations...

Myths and Legends of China

by E.T.C. Werner Start Classics (May 22, 2014)

In this fascinating and comprehensive collection of Chinese myths and legends, E. T. C. Werner drew upon material readily available to him as a member of the Chinese government's' Historiographical Bureau in...

Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome

by E. M. Berens Start Classics (May 22, 2014)

The author sets before the reader a lifelike picture of the deities of classical times as they were conceived and worshipped by the ancients themselves, and thereby to awaken in the minds of young students a...

The Babylonian Legends of the Creatio

by Anonymous Start Classics (May 22, 2014)

The Babylonian Legends of the Creation and the Fight Between Bel and the Dragon as Told by Assyrian Tablets From Nineveh contianing the following: "The Discovery of the Tablets" "Publication of the Creation...

Amish Confidential

by "Lebanon" Levi Stoltzfus & Ellis Henican Gallery Books (March 31, 2015)

Go behind the beards in this daring insider’s look at the curious Amish subculture of Pennsylvania Dutch Country!

Is the “plain and simple” life really so plain and simple? How do the Amish live without...


by Joseph Christy-Vitale Pocket Books (September 05, 2008)


Twelve thousand years ago, the human race barely escaped annihilation when a piece of exploded star passed through our solar system, unleashing an apocalypse. Great fires raged, mountains...

How to Be Danish

by Patrick Kingsley Atria Books/Marble Arch Press (February 04, 2014)

Part reportage, part travelogue, this is a fascinating introduction to contemporary Danish culture for anyone who wants to know more about the world’s happiest nation.

Denmark is the country of the moment....

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Zombies

by Matt Mogk Gallery Books (September 13, 2011)

The most comprehensive zombie handbook ever published—with a foreword by Max Brooks! In one indispensable volume, Matt Mogk busts popular myths and answers all your raging questions about the living dead.*...

Oh My Gods

by Philip Freeman Simon & Schuster (January 03, 2012)

From acclaimed writer and scholar Philip Freeman, a contemporary retelling of classic Greek and Roman mythology.

The Greek and Roman myths have never died out; in fact they are as relevant today as ever in their...

The Science of Monsters: The Origins of the Creatures We Love to Fear

by Matt Kaplan Scribner (October 23, 2012)

We all know “there’s no such thing as monsters,” but our imaginations tell us otherwise. From the mythical beasts of ancient Greece to the hormonal vampires of the Twilight saga, monsters have captivated...