Folklore, Volume 11
Most vols. for 1890- contain list of members of the Folk-lore Society.
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Page 41 - IN THE CHAIR. THE minutes of the last Annual Meeting were read and confirmed. The...
Page 162 - ... might be termed specifically "religious"? Let us begin by asking ourselves what was the precise ground originally covered by animistic belief. The answer, if purely tentative, is soon made. The savage as we know him to-day believes in an infinitely miscellaneous collection of spiritual entities. " To whom are you praying? " asked Hale of a Sakai chief at one of those fruit festivals so characteristic of the Malay peninsula.
Page 465 - Many of the societies in union with the Society of Antiquaries take a sufficient number of copies of the yearly Index to issue with their transactions to each of their members. The more this plan is extended the less will be the cost of the Index to each society.
Page 23 - The gold is swung, the silver is swung, and swung, too, is my love with the golden hair; 'to which the maiden replies, ' Who is it that swings me that I may gild him with my favour, that I may work him a fez all covered with pearls?
Page 164 - Wonder, and the like, wherein feeling would seem for the time being to have outstripped the power of " natural," that is reasonable, explanation, there arises in the region of human thought a powerful impulse to objectify and even personify the mysterious or " supernatural " something felt, and in the region of will a corresponding impulse to render it innocuous, or better still propitious, by force of constraint, communion, or conciliation.
Page 465 - If for any reason the papers of a society are not indexed in the year to which they properly belong the plan is to include them in the following year ; and whenever the papers of societies are brought into the Index for the first time they are then indexed from the year 1891. By this means it will be seen that the year 1891 is treated as the commencing year for the annual Index, and that all transactions published in and since that year will find their place in the series.
Page 165 - seems marvellously vague. I was Ngai. My lamp was Ngai. Ngai was in the steaming holes. His house was in the eternal snows of Kilimanjaro. In fact, whatever struck them as strange or incomprehensible,, that they at...
Page 465 - Index, and that all transactions published in and since that year will find their place in the series. To make this work complete an index of the transactions from the beginning of archaeological societies down to the year 1890 needs to be published. This Index is already completed in MS. form, and the first part will be ready by March next.
Page 372 - ... were led thereto, unto a place where lay before her an uprooted tree, as big as a man might bear on his shoulder. She looked at the tree and bade them turn it over before her eyes, and on one side it was as if singed and rubbed; so there whereas it was rubbed she let cut a little flat space; and then she took her knife and cut runes on the root, and made them red with her blood, and sang witchwords over them; then she went backwards and widdershins round about the tree, and cast over it many...
Page 161 - This theory asserts that the prototype of soul and spirit is to be sought especially in the dream-image and trance-image — that vision of the night or day that comes to a man clothed distinctively in what Dr. Tylor describes as