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Library (c) 2003 J.B. Hare Miscellaneous

This page indexes etexts which don't currently have a category at this site, are just plain uncategorizable, or deal with a wide range of religions, mythologies or folklore.

Several of these have been contributed by Eliza at at http://www.sacredspiral.com/ [External Site]. These are marked [EY].


The Varieties of Religious Experience
by William James [1902]
A comprehensive study of the psychology of conversion, saintliness, and mysticism.

The Grateful Dead, the History of a Folk Story
by Gordon Hall Gerould [1908]
A pioneering study of a single folklore motif.

Tower Legends
by Bertha Palmer Lane [1932]

The Wandering Host
by David Starr Jordan [1904]

Manners, Customs, and Observances: Their Origin and Significance
by Leopold Wagner [1894] [EY]

Mazes and Labyrinths
by W.H. Matthews [1922]
A classic study of mazes and their symbolism, with dozens of illustrations.

Folk-lore of Shakespeare
by T.F. Thiselton Dyer
[1883]
A comprehensive reference to Elizabethan folklore and cultural references in Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

Lore of the Unicorn
by Odell Shepard [1930] [EY]
What is the reality of the myth of the unicorn?

The Unicorn: A Mythological Investigation
by Robert Brown [1881]
Explore the deep mythological significance of the unicorn.

Orpheus, Myths of the World
by Padraic Colum [1930]
A gorgeously illustrated retelling of highlights of world mythology, by a master of the genre.

Worship of the Serpent
by John Bathurst Deane [1833]
A very detailed but dated study of serpent-worship, particularly relating it to the Biblical story of the Garden of Eden.

Ophiolatreia
Anonymous [1889]
A short, but much cited, bok on serpent-worship through the ages.
Contributed by Northvegr.org [External Site].

Bygone Beliefs
By Herbert Stanley Redgrove [1921] [EY]

The Book of Noodles
By W. A. Clouston [1888]
'Noodle' is obsolete slang for a fool (or silly person in general). This wonderful little book relates traditional stories about simpletons, fools, and idiots from many cultures. Contributed by 'Some Dude'.

The Book of Nature Myths
By Florence Holbrook [1904] [EY]
A collection of 'Just So' tales from many lands.

Funeral Customs
By Bertram S. Puckle [1904] [EY]

The Magic of Horse-Shoes, with other Folk-Lore Notes
By Florence Holbrook [1904] [EY]
Not just about horse-shoes, this also covers other aspects of folklore about luck, including salt, sneezing, good and bad days, and odd numbers.

A Study of Fairy Tales
By Laura F. Kready [1916] [EY]

Dragons and Dragon Lore
By Ernest Ingersoll [1928] [EY]

Forty Modern Fables
By George Ade [1901] [EY]

The New Word
By Allen Upward [1910]
The first known citation of the word 'Scientology' occurs in this book.

Famous Men of the Middle Ages
By John Henry Haaren [1910] [EY]
Brush up on your mediaeval history.

Festivals of Western Europe
by Dorothy Gladys Spicer [1958] [EY]


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