Imagining the Supernatural North

Imagining the Supernatural North

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a€œTurning to face north, face the north, we enter our own unconscious. Always, in retrospect, the journey north has the quality of dream.a€ Margaret Atwood, a€œTrue Northa€ In this interdisciplinary collection, sixteen scholars from twelve countries explore the notion of the North as a realm of the supernatural. This region has long been associated with sorcerous inhabitants, mythical tribes, metaphysical forces of good and evil, and a range of supernatural qualities. It was both the sacred abode of the gods and a feared source of menacing invaders and otherworldly beings. Whether from the perspective of traditional Jewish lore or of contemporary black metal music, few motifs in European cultural history show such longevity and broad appeal. Contributors: Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough, Angela Byrne, Danielle Marie Cudmore, Stefan Donecker, Brenda S. Gardenour Walter, Silvije Habulinec, Erica Hill, Jay Johnston, Maria Kasyanova, Jan Leichsenring, Shane McCorristine, Jennifer E. Michaels, Yaa€™acov Sarig, Rudolf Simek, Athanasios Votsis, Brian Walter... may see something during the show that brings up a memory or a feeling that is upsetting or a question that needs an answer. ... Actor B: When youa#39;re learning to drive you take lessons and Drivera#39;s Ed, you write a test, get your learners, and finally, you take your road test. Even with a licence you might not drive for years.

Title:Imagining the Supernatural North
Author: Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough, Danielle Marie Cudmore, Stefan Donecker
Publisher:University of Alberta - 2017-01-03

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