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Myths and folk tales

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    Pinkola Estés, Clarissa
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    First published three years before the print edition of Women Who Run With the Wolves made publishing history, this original audio edition quickly became an underground bestseller. For its insights into the inner life of women, it established Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés as one of the most important voices of our time in the fields of Jungian psychology, myth, and women's mysteries. Drawing from her work as a psychoanalyst and cantadora ("keeper of the old stories"), Dr. Estés uses myths and folktales to illustrate how societies systematically strip away the feminine spirit. Through an exploration into the nature of the wild woman archetype, Dr. Estés helps listeners rediscover and free their own wild nature. The magical storytelling, myths, and commentary on Women Who Run With the Wolves continue to inspire a new level of self-knowledge among listeners young and old. Note: These CD-ROM-format enhanced CDs contain audio, music, and video clips and are meant to be played on your computer, using an Internet connection, speakers, and Real Player programs, which are free for download.

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    This is Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (Inuit traditional knowledge) in the flesh, co-editor and translator Jaypeetee Arnakak writes in his introduction to this volume of traditional Inuit stories. The underlying events of a story are perfect spots to encode advice, explanations, and landmarks: the medium is the message. Inuit legends and stories are not mere superstitious musings. What they contain is far richer and more profound than what a superficial glance can grasp. This rich volume contains thirty-three versions of traditional stories, transcribed and edited from oral recordings of ten Inuit elders from two High Arctic communities, Arctic Bay and Igloolik.

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    Qamaniq, Uvinik, Widermann, Eva, Christopher, Neil
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    Experience the exciting world of arctic giants through traditional tales from around Nunavut. Based on elder interviews from more than one hundred years ago, these stories reveal the fearsome giants that once stalked the arctic. From enormous beings strong enough to pick up a walrus with one hand, to massive creatures that towered over mountains and could carry humans on the lace of one boot, these Inuktitut language stories will introduce readers to a vast array of arctic giants.

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    Bar-el, Dan
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    Libby Gaborchik, a highly unusual fairy, helps Marvin, a poor peasant, win the hand of the beautiful but love-starved Princess Vera.

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    Campbell, Maria, Farrell Racette, Sherry
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    Stories of the road allowance people are old men's stories, translated by Maria Campbell and given to you in the dialect and rhythm of her village and her father's generation. In the M¿Æis oral tradition, these stories must be said aloud to give life to the voices in village English.

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    Whitmont, Edward C.
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    At the low point of a cultural development that has led us into the deadlock of scientific materialism, technological destructiveness, religious nihilism and spiritual impoverishment, a most astounding phenomenon has occurred. A new mythologem is arising in our midst and asks to be integrated into our modern frame of reference. It is the myth of the ancient goddess who once ruled earth and heaven before the advent of the patriarchy and the patriarchal religious.

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    Yoon, KyungAh
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    "Korean Through Folktales consists of four chapters and each centers on a famous Korean folktale. The lessons and values that famous folktales teach are embedded and permeated in various aspects of the Koran culture. Using folktales in the curriculum will provide an engaging way to expose students to a slice of the target culture that native Koreans are naturally exposed to at an early age. Through the selected folktales and various activities offered in the book, students can gain cultural knowledge and insights into traditional and cultural values while they are given linguistic lessons to reinforce their acquired skills and to apply the learned materials in an integrated approach. Korean Through Folktales is designed to accompany 1st-year, 2nd-year, and 3rd-year Korean courses"--BCcampus website.

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    Isluanik, Henry
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    Henry Isluanik retells the Kiviuq legend, a version passed on to him by his mother, of a courageous hunter who was swept out to sea during a storm and who spent many years trying to find his way back home.

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    Lewis, Marion
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    The legend of Kaugjagjuk--a mistreated orphan who gains the strength to stand up for himself with a little help from the Man of the Moon--is a traditional Inuit tale told throughout the Arctic.

    Re-imagined for modern audiences by emerging Inuit writer Marion Lewis, and brought to life by Kim Smith's beautiful illustrations, this version of the Kaugjagjuk story gives young readers a chance to experience this traditional tale that has been carefully passed from storyteller to storyteller for generations.

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    Christopher, Neil
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    Each volume in the Kappianaqtut series provides readers with an in-depth academic examination of two mythological creatures from Inuit mythology. The series examines Inuit myths from an ethnographic perspective and fosters discussion on the variations and multiple representations of the myths and creatures in question. This volume, which explores the giants of the North and the mother of the sea mammals, has been fully revised and updated.

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    Girard, René
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    René Girard holds up the gospels as mirrors that reveal our broken humanity, and shows that they also reflect a new reality that can make us whole. Like Simone Weil, Girard looks at the Bible as a map of human behavior, and sees Jesus Christ as the turning point leading to new life. The title echoes Jesus' words: "I saw Satan falling like lightning from heaven." Girard persuades us that even as our world grows increasingly violent the power of the Christ-event is so great that the evils of scapegoating and sacrifice are being defeated even now. A new community, God's nonviolent kingdom, is being realized - even now.

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    Croft, Clary
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    Helen Creighton was born at the turn of the nineteenth century and until her death in 1989, she made a remarkable contribution towards retrieving the stories, songs, and legends that have shaped the culture and the people of the Maritimes. Written by her protégé and fellow folklorist, Clary Croft, this intimate biography offers both an intriguing portrait of a woman whose life was destined to become woven into the fabric of Canadian folklore, and a fascinating glimpse into the social mores of her time.

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    Yahgulanaas, Michael Nicoll
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    Hummingbirds symbolize wisdom and courage. The determined hummingbird challenges a raging fire that threatens the forest. The story reminds us all that power is not always about size. It is always about commitment. This tale has origins with the Quechan people of South America and the Haida of the North Pacific.

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    Yee, Paul
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    In this enchanting collection of fairy tales, including original stories and interpretations of Chinese folklore by master storyteller Paul Yee, a glorious procession of characters - peasants, ghosts, merchants, demons, villagers and kings - make their appearance. The stories presented here all feature food prominently; and each tale is followed by a simple recipe for a classic Chinese dish relevant to the story. Yee also offers scholarly anecdotes on Chinese culture and culinary history, whilst the dazzling drawings give a wealth of cultural details.

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    Christopher, Neil
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    Arctic Little Folk introduces young readers to the fascinating, strange, and amusing world of Arctic dwarves, fairies, elves, and gnomes. These tiniest inhabitants of the Arctic tundra are told about in folklore across the Arctic.

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    Smith, Barbara
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    Known for her series of true ghost stories, Barbara Smith is back, this time with a collection of fictional ghostly tales set in real Alberta locations. So light the fire and prepare to be spooked by these delightfully eerie stories, including: * A young man trying to get home to Edmonton from Fort McMurray has a brush with death when he takes a ride in a phantom van * Three friends having brunch in Red Deer are joined by the ghost of a woman from a time gone by * The angry spirit of a woman killed on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River gets vengeance on the Edmonton man who caused her death * Kindly spirits give two lonely young people in Lethbridge a nudge in the right direction, forever changing their lives for the better * A well-meaning constable in Lloydminster inadvertently tries to help the ghost of a local hermit in his search for the money he was forced to leave behind when he died * Two soulmates, separated at birth, are reunited in death at the Okotoks Erratic * And more.

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