Dreamtime, Used


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Dreamtime: Concerning the Boundary between Wilderness and Civilization

By Hans Peter Duerr

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In the tradition of The Golden Bough, Dreamtime is a groundbreaking ethnographic study that draws from a massive geographical, cultural and historical range. An instant bestseller when first published in German, it is an extraordinary work combining painstaking scholarship with a vivid and witty style.

Moving with ease from a discussion of ancient Nordic mythis, intiation rites among Australian aborigines, and witch trials in medieval Europe, to an examination of the life of Jesus, tales of such night creatures as werewolves, and fertility cults throughout the five continenets, Hans Peter Duerr displays an impressive understanding of the characteristics that underlie all human cultures. And what makes his work such compelling reading is his ability to link these diverse phenomena together in a unified theory of humanity and culture.

Contents:
Preface to the English Edition
Preface to the First Edition
A Warning to the Reader

  1. Witches Salves for Flying to the Sabbat or into the trap of the Demon
  2. From the Lioness of Women to the Night Travellers
  3. The Vagina of the Earth and Venus Mountain
  4. Wild Women and Werewolves
  5. The Bedevilling of the Senses, especially those of Women
  6. Wolves, Death and the Island of Ethnographers
  7. The Upside-down World or 'Pot in Every Chicken'
  8. A Midsummernight's Dream
  9. Fear of Flying
  10. The Half-truths of the Coyote or Castaneda and the Altered States of America
  11. Dreamtime and Dream Journey
  12. Road Bilong Science

462 Pages | 6 x 9 inches | Hard Cover with slip cover which shows wear.

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