Contemporary folk-Celtic band Golden Bough
will perform at Tsunami Books on Friday.
In April, 1959, Marjorie appeared on Desert Island Discs with Roy Plomley, where her favourite piece of music was Mozart's Cosi Fan Tuti (Act 1 Trio) and her book was James Frazer's The Golden Bough
The Golden Bough
, captained by Henry 'Hal' Courtney, is running south from Ethiopia to Zanzibar.
Of particular interest is whether that opposition went beyond The Golden Bough
and perhaps anthropology itself to have implications for religion.
Frazer's analysis in The Golden Bough
led him to the conclusion that human cultures move sequentially from magic to religion and finally to the scientific rationality of Victorian England.
One of the strengths of Pollen's book is that it looks for the first time in detail at Hargrave's mysticism as detailed in his Lodge of Instruction, derived from an eclectic mix of sources including Theosophy, Aleister Crowley, Bergson's vitalism, the rituals of rebirth in The Golden Bough
, and English folklore.
Next is James Frazer, the author of the popular classic in comparative religions, The Golden Bough
The book's title, The Slain God, refers to Frazer's The Golden Bough
(1890 with multiple later expanded editions), in which Frazer critiques the religious faith of "savages" who believe in a God slain and reborn.
Taiwan by Golden Bough
Theatre turned this ruined winery into the doomed locus of the Trojan War in Greek mythology.
Sir James Frazer, in his classic The Golden Bough
, writes at some length of the sexual practices of pre-Christian churches.
Frazer in The Golden Bough
, (1) a work Eliot cites in his essay (Brooker 111).
Thus, in contrast with earlier nineteenth-century idealizations of ancient Greeks as "cool and refined" bearers of "symmetry and grace" (48), Cole suggests that James Frazer's seminal Golden Bough
proposes "murder as the primary cultural deed" (47).