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  • Ghosts of the Carolinas

    by Nancy Roberts ...
    North and South Carolina are steeped in history—some of it supernatural. The “custodian of the twilight zone” shares their spookiest tales (Southern Living).Nancy Roberts, known as the “First Lady of American Folklore,” is a topnotch storyteller and one of the few who both write and tell their own stories. For more than two decades, Ms. Roberts has documented ghost stories and interviewed hundreds ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Orpheus

    The Song of Life

    by Ann Wroe ...
    “[A] startlingly original history that traces the obscure origins and tangled relationships of the Orpheus myth from ancient times through today” (Library Journal).For at least two and a half millennia, the figure of Orpheus has haunted humanity. Half-man, half-god, musician, magician, theologian, poet, and lover, his story never leaves us. He may be myth, but his lyre still sounds, entrancing ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $2.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

    A Harry Potter Hogwarts Library Book

    Series Book 1 - Hogwarts Library book
    An approved textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry since its first publication, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an indispensable guide to the magical beasts of the wizarding world. It showcases a menagerie of magical creatures, explained enchantingly by noted magizoologist, Newt Scamander, who you may remember from the film series of the same name.The shelves of the ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • Mythology (75th Anniversary Illustrated Edition)

    Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes

    This deluxe edition of the world's most beloved, bestselling classic on Greek, Roman, and Norse mythology is stunningly illustrated with specially commissioned full-color plates and a beautiful gold-bordered pages.Since its original publication in 1942, Edith Hamilton's Mythology has sold millions of copies throughout the world and established itself as a perennial bestseller. For nearly 80 years, ... Read more

    $15.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • Women Who Run With the Wolves

    Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype

    "Within every woman there is a wild and natural creature, a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing. Her name is Wild Woman, but she is an endangered species. Though the gifts of wildish nature come to us at birth, society's attempt to 'civilize' us into rigid roles has plundered this treasure, and muffled deep, life-giving messages of our own souls. ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Shamanism in Siberia

    Shamanism in Siberiafrom Aboriginal Siberia, by M. A. CzaplickaA comprehensive review of the ethographic literature concerning Shamanism in Sibera."Siberia is regarded as the locus classicus of shamanism. It is inhabited by many different ethnic groups. Many of its Uralic, Altaic, and Paleosiberian peoples observe shamanistic practices even in modern times. Many classical ethnographic sources of ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • The Way of Fire and Ice

    The Living Tradition of Norse Paganism

    by Ryan Smith ...
    A Radical New Take On Norse PaganismThe Way of Fire and Ice reimagines Norse Paganism with mystical practices and rituals for today's world as well as tips for building community and resisting fascism. This approach to working with Norse deities and beliefs is a living, adaptable tradition, representing a strong alternative to the reconstructionist perspectives of Asatru and Heathenry.In these ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Faery

    A Guide to the Lore, Magic & World of the Good Folk

    CONNECT WITH THE GOOD FOLK AND OPEN YOURSELF TO AMAZING POSSIBILITIESThis impressive book is both a folkloric resource and guide to living and working with your magical neighbors. Featuring an expansive look at the world of Faery and the history, behavior, and appearance of the Good Folk, Faery provides detailed and practical advice based on local legends and real encounters.John T. Kruse dives ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Yamamba

    In Search of the Japanese Mountain Witch

    Alluring, nurturing, dangerous, and vulnerable the yamamba, or Japanese mountain witch, has intrigued audiences for centuries. What is it about the fusion of mountains with the solitary old woman that produces such an enigmatic figure? And why does she still call to us in this modern, scientific era?Co-editors Rebecca Copeland and Linda C. Ehrlich first met the yamamba in the powerful short story ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • The Woman Warrior

    Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts

    Series series Vintage International
    **NATIONAL BESTSELLER • An exhilarating blend of autobiography and mythology, of world and self, of hot rage and cool analysis. First published in 1976, it has become a classic in its innovative portrayal of multiple and intersecting identities—immigrant, female, Chinese, American. • NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER“A classic, for a reason.” —Celeste Ng, bestselling author of Little Fires ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Long Journey Home

    Revisioning the Myth of Demeter and Persephone for Our Time

    The story of the mother-and-daughter goddesses Demeter and Persephone has seized the imagination of people in every age, from ancient times to the present. Considered today by many to be the archetypal myth for women, it touches on timeless themes in every life, such as the male-female relationship, love between women, initiations into puberty and old age, the mother-daughter bond, death, and ... Read more

    $21.99 USD

  • Hell's Angels

    A Strange and Terrible Saga

    Gonzo journalist and literary roustabout Hunter S. Thompson flies with the angels—Hell’s Angels, that is—in this short work of nonfiction.“California, Labor Day weekend . . . early, with ocean fog still in the streets, outlaw motorcyclists wearing chains, shades and greasy Levis roll out from damp garages, all-night diners and cast-off one-night pads in Frisco, Hollywood, Berdoo and East Oakland, ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Cherokee Clans: An Informal History

    Series Book 2 - Cherokee Chapbooks
    The seven Cherokee clans are found in no other American Indian tribe. They are Wolf (Ani-Wahiya), Bird (Ani-Tsiskwa), Deer (Ani-Kawi), Twister (Ani-Gilohi), Wild Potato (Ani-Gotegewi), Panther (Ani-Sahoni) and Paint (Ani-Wodi). If you are of Cherokee descent you belong to a clan whether you know which one it is or not. Find out about an ancient kinship system that survives to the present day in ... Read more

    $3.95 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Orkney Folk Tales

    by Tom Muir ...
    Series series Folk Tales: United Kingdom
    The Orkney Islands are a place of mystery and magic, where the past and the present meet, ancient standing stones walk and burial mounds are the home of the trows. Orkney Folk Tales walks the reader across invisible islands that are home to fin folk and mermaids, and seals that are often far more than they appear to be. Here Orkney witches raise storms and predict the outcome of battles, ghosts ... Read more

    $9.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Hoodoo Your Love

    Conjure the Love You Want (and Keep It)

    by Starr Casas ...
    Spells and rituals for conjuring romantic love, self-love, and healthy relationships from “Conjure Queen” Mama Starr Casas.Although love magic is among Starr Casas’s specialties, she has never written about it extensively before. In Hoodoo Your Love, Starr shares her professional knowledge and also reveals her never before published family secrets to help readers obtain the love they seek.Hoodoo ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Unruly Audience

    Folk Interventions in Popular Media

    by Greg Kelley ...
    Unruly Audience explores grassroots appropriations of familiar media texts from film, television, stand-up comedy, popular music, advertising, and tourism. Case studies probe the complex relationship between folklore and media, with particular attention to the dynamics of production and reception.Greg Kelley examines how “folk interventions” challenge institutional media with active—often public ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • The Secret History of Bigfoot

    Field Notes on a North American Monster

    "A winning portrait of America at its weirdest." — Publishers Weekly STARRED ReviewFrom the shrouded forests of the Pacific Northwest to off-the-wall cryptozoological conventions, one man searches high and low for the answer to the question: real or not, why do we want to believe?Bigfoot is an instantly recognizable figure. Through the decades, this elusive primate has been featured in movies and ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Albion's Seed:Four British Folkways in America

    Four British Folkways in America

    Series series America: a cultural history
    This fascinating book is the first volume in a projected cultural history of the United States, from the earliest English settlements to our own time. It is a history of American folkways as they have changed through time, and it argues a thesis about the importance for the United States of having been British in its cultural origins. While most people in the United States today have no British ... Read more

    $24.99 USD $14.99 USD

  • 100 Places to See After You Die

    A Travel Guide to the Afterlife

    by Ken Jennings ...
    From New York Times bestselling author and legendary Jeopardy! host and champion Ken Jennings comes a hilarious travel guide to the afterlife, exploring to die for destinations from literature, mythology, and pop culture.Ever wonder which circles of Dante’s Inferno have the nicest accommodations? Where’s the best place to grab a bite to eat in the ancient Egyptian underworld? How does one dress ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Mitos y leyendas de El Salvador

    Mitología pipil

    by Omar Nipolan ...
    El Salvador, hermosa tierra, llena de magia y misterios, guarda un tesoro de mitos y leyendas que enriquecen el patrimonio cultural de la pequeña, (en territorio), nación, pero que la hacen grande en tradición.La siguanaba, El Cipitío, La Carreta Chillona, El Justo Juez de la noche, Los Cadejos, Negro y Blanco, todos ellos personajes entrañables de nuestra mitología popular, desfilan en estas ... Read more

    $2.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Chinese Folklore Tales

    A fantastic collection of eleven traditional folklore tales from ancient China. ... Read more

    $2.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Storyland: A New Mythology of Britain

    by Amy Jeffs ...
    A TIMES BESTSELLER, January 2022A TIMES HISTORICAL FICTION BOOK OF THE YEARSHORTLISTED FOR WATERSTONES BOOK OF THE YEARA BBC HISTORY MAG BOOK OF THE YEARA DAILY EXPRESS BOOK OF THE YEAR'Expressive, bold and quite beautiful' The Lady'[a] delight of a book' Antonia Senior, The Times'ravishingly lovely' The Times Ireland'[a] lively retelling of British myths... ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • The Meaning of Flowers

    Myth, Language & Lore

    A colorful primer to the symbolism and lore from around the world for over sixty flowers to help you add meaning to any floral gift.Should you send a rose of crimson or of white to the one you love? What gift of flowers best expresses thanks to a dear friend? From ancient days, long before words complicated what we say to one another, flowers have been our messengers, invested with our most ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Myths and Legends of China

    Study of Chinese Folklore

    Myths and Legends of China present a detailed and thorough study of China and its history through folklore tales and mythology. It contains numerous myths, folk tales and legends about gods, animals, dragons, from the Fox legends to the Monkey tales, including some obscure folklore. Written from a sociological point of view it reveals a western look at Chinese history and their myths and legends. ... Read more

    $1.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus