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Haunted Greece : Nymphs, Vampires and Other Exotica

By Tomkinson, John L

Athens: Anagnosis Books, 2003. (NEW : Book will be sent direct from the publisher in Greece) "The landscape of Greece is full of ghosts. Like the broken fragments of marble or the shards of pottery which turn up in the soil almost everywhere, the shades of the past have lingered long in this enchanted land. Almost every well, spring, cave, ravine, or mountain-top has its own story to tell. Many concern the strange creatures known in Greek as exotika.In Haunted Greece John L. Tomkinson takes a journey into the dark regions of the Hellenic folk memory. Here you will meet the fearful stringles who murder infants in their cots; beautiful nymphs who entice young men into insanity; the dead who climb out of their graves to prey upon friends and relatives; the mischievous demons who emerge from the Underworld during the twelve nights of Christmas; ox-headed serpents which haunt churches and foretell death; the rainbow-plumaged bird whose flight signals imminent catastrophe; and many even more terrible creatures. Some of them may have haunted the imagination of this most inventive people for more than three millennia. " 176p. illus. . 1st Greek Ed.. Soft Cover. New Book from Greece.

$30.00

Haunted Greece : Nymphs, Vampires and Other Exotica

By Tomkinson, John L

Athens: Anagnosis Books, 2003. (NEW : Book will be sent direct from the publisher in Greece) "The landscape of Greece is full of ghosts. Like the broken fragments of marble or the shards of pottery which turn up in the soil almost everywhere, the shades of the past have lingered long in this enchanted land. Almost every well, spring, cave, ravine, or mountain-top has its own story to tell. Many concern the strange creatures known in Greek as exotika.In Haunted Greece John L. Tomkinson takes a journey into the dark regions of the Hellenic folk memory. Here you will meet the fearful stringles who murder infants in their cots; beautiful nymphs who entice young men into insanity; the dead who climb out of their graves to prey upon friends and relatives; the mischievous demons who emerge from the Underworld during the twelve nights of Christmas; ox-headed serpents which haunt churches and foretell death; the rainbow-plumaged bird whose flight signals imminent catastrophe; and many even more terrible creatures. Some of them may have haunted the imagination of this most inventive people for more than three millennia. " 176p. illus. . 1st Greek Ed.. Soft Cover. New Book from Greece.

$30.00

Hungry Ghosts : An Investigation into Channelling and the Spirit World

By Fisher, Joe

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1991. "Fisher, a skeptical journalist, attended a seance in 1984 at which he heard the channelled voice of an eighteenth-century Greek woman who said she had loved him in his prevoius lives. Enchanted, Fisher allowed the intrusion of this "guide" to endanger his real-life love interest. But when he embarked on a five-year investigation of the claims of his "guide" and her fellow spirits, what he discovered shook and shocked him." 280p. Illus Bibliography & Index.. First Pbk.Ed.. Pbk. Very Good.

$10.00

The Dangerous Hour : The Lore and Culture of Crisis and Mystery in Rural Greece

By Blum, Richard and Eva

New York: Charles Scribner, 1970. "The crisis of sickness and pain, the wonders of healing and of birth, the mysteries of supernatural danger and death - for the Greeks these are the moments of the bad or dangerous hour " A comprehensive survey of village beliefs and attitudes based on meticulous field work. Assissted by Anna Ammeera and Sophie Kallifatidou. 410p. bibliography.index. 1st.US Ed.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good, Slight Chips & Tear.

$40.00

Health and Healing in Rural Greece

By Blum, Richard and Eva

Stanford CA: Stanford U.Press, 1965. A comprehensive survey of village beliefs and attitudes about health and healing, and the folklore associated with sickness and recovery, based on meticulous field work. Assissted by Anna Ammeera and Sophie Kallifatidou. 269p. bibliography.index. 1st.US Ed.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

$35.00

Demons and the Devil : Moral Imagination in Modern Greek Culture
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Demons and the Devil : Moral Imagination in Modern Greek Culture

By Stewart, Charles

Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1991. Challenging the conventional notion that these often malevolent demons belong exclusively to a realm of folklore or superstition separate from Christianity, the author looks at beliefs about the exotica and the Orthodox Devil to demonstrate the interdependency of doctrinal and local religion.. First Pbk.Ed.. Soft Cover. New.

$40.00