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The Pagan Book of the Dead: Ancestral Visions of the Afterlife and Other Worlds

作者 Claude Lecouteux
出版社 Ingram International Inc
商品描述 The Pagan Book of the Dead: Ancestral Visions of the Afterlife and Other Worlds:,Anextensivelookatthecartographyandfolkloreoftheafterlifeworldsasseenbyourance

內容簡介

內容簡介 An extensive look at the cartography and folklore of the afterlife worlds as seen by our ancestors - Examines how ancient European cultures viewed the beyond, including the Blessed Isles of early Greek and Celtic faith, the Hebrew Sheol, Hades from Homer's Odyssey, Hel and Valhalla of the Norse, and the Aralu of Babylon - Shows how medieval accounts of journeys into the Other World represent the first recorded near-death experiences - Connects medieval afterlife beliefs and NDE narratives with shamanism, looking in particular at psychopomps, power animals, the double, the fetch, and what people bring back from their journeys to the spirit realms Charting the evolution of afterlife beliefs in both pagan and medieval Christian times, Claude Lecouteux offers an extensive look at the cartography and folklore of the afterlife worlds as seen by our ancestors. Exploring the locations and topographies of the various forms taken by Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven, he examines how ancient European cultures viewed the beyond, including the Blessed Isles of early Greek and Celtic faith, the Hebrew Sheol, the pale world of Hades from Homer's Odyssey, Hel and Valhalla of the Norse, and the Aralu of Babylon, the land where nothing can be seen. The author also explores beliefs in Other Worlds, lands different from our own that are not the afterlife but places where time flows differently and which are inhabited by fantastic or supernatural beings such as fairies or dwarfs. Sharing medieval tales of journeys into the beyond, Lecouteux shows how these accounts represent the first recorded near-death experiences (NDEs) and examines how they compare with modern NDE narratives as well as the work of NDE researchers like Raymond Moody. In addition, he also explores tales of out-of-body experiences, dream journeys, and travels made by a double or fetch and connects these narratives with shamanism, looking in particular at psychopomps, power animals, and what people bring back from their journeys to the spirit realms. Analyzing the afterlife beliefs of the Middle Ages as a whole, Lecouteux concludes with a collection of medieval afterlife-related traditions, such as placing polished stones in the coffin so the departed soul can find its way back to friends and family at those times of the year when the veil between the worlds grows thin.

作者介紹

作者介紹 Claude Lecouteux is a professor emeritus of medieval literature and civilization at the Sorbonne. He is the author of numerous books on medieval and pagan afterlife beliefs and magic, including The Book of Grimoires, Dictionary of Ancient Magic Words and Spells, and The Tradition of Household Spirits. He lives in Paris.

商品規格

書名 / The Pagan Book of the Dead: Ancestral Visions of the Afterlife and Other Worlds
作者 / Claude Lecouteux
簡介 / The Pagan Book of the Dead: Ancestral Visions of the Afterlife and Other Worlds:,Anextensivelookatthecartographyandfolkloreoftheafterlifeworldsasseenbyourance
出版社 / Ingram International Inc
ISBN13 / 9781644110478
ISBN10 /
EAN / 9781644110478
誠品26碼 /
尺寸 / 22.6X14.7X2.0CM
重量(g) / 521.6
語言 / 3:英文
尺寸 / 22.6X14.7X2.0CM
頁數 / 320
裝訂 / P:平裝
級別 / N:無

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