THE GOLDEN BOUGH. A STUDY IN MAGIC AND RELIGION. Part 5. Spirits Of The Corn An…


Read by Leon Harvey

The eighth volume in The Golden Bough collection, and second volume of The Spirits of the Corn and of the Wild. The investigations into the superstitions and rituals to propitiate fertility in primitive agriculture are expanded further to cover the link between the belief in the dying and reviving gods to the transmutation of the souls of animals into crops. Frazer discusses his speculation of the evolution belief systems depending on the level of agricultural development between hunting, grazing, and farming, and the relics of totemism and taboo. Divine animals, Gods portrayed as and replenished from totem animals, rituals of hunting, gathering, harvesting, eating, and sacrifice, and special attention to man's relations with his favoured animals are addressed in depth. - Summary by Leon Harvey (11 hr 14 min)

Chapters

IX. Ancient Deities Of Vegetation As Animals. Part 1. 45:51 Read by Leon Harvey
IX. Ancient Deities Of Vegetation As Animals. Part 2. 47:55 Read by Leon Harvey
X. Eating The God. Part 1. 44:09 Read by Leon Harvey
X. Eating The God. Part 2. 37:10 Read by Leon Harvey
X. Eating The God. Part 3. 46:59 Read by Leon Harvey
XI. Sacrifice Of First Fruits. 1:00:57 Read by Leon Harvey
XII. Homoeopathic Magic Of A Flesh Diet. 56:55 Read by Leon Harvey
XIII. Killing The Devine Animal. 1:09:48 Read by Leon Harvey
XIV. Propitation Of Wild Animals By Hunters. Part 1. 1:09:16 Read by Leon Harvey
XIV. Propitation Of Wild Animals By Hunters. Part 2. 1:07:27 Read by Leon Harvey
XV. The Propitation Of Vermin By Farmers. 20:50 Read by Leon Harvey
XVI. The Transmigration Of Human Souls Into Animals. 48:54 Read by Leon Harvey
XVII. Types Of Animal Sacrament. 51:48 Read by Leon Harvey
NOTE. The Ceremony of the Horse at Rice-harvest among the Garos. 6:51 Read by Leon Harvey