From the Stone Age to today, humans have erected stones, shaped stones, and attributed special powers to stones large and small. Gary Varner presents a sweeping historical and cultural overview of the symbolic significance of stones over the ages. This is an excellent reference for anyone interested in folklore, history, and the development of religion.
About the Author
Gary R. Varner is a lecturer and writer on folklore and early religions. He is author of several popular books comparing legends and beliefs around the world, three published by Algora. His approach incorporates details from ancient cultures and from Native American, UK and European, Asian, South Pacific and African folklore.
Varner has traveled extensively to research his projects, most notably to England, Wales, Ireland, Canada, Mexico and the American West and Southwest.
He is a member of the American Folklore Society and writes about ancient traditions and how those traditions, along with their folklore and mythology, continue to play an important part in contemporary society. He is listed in successive editions of Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World reference works.
Varner lives in northern California. His website is popular with those interested in pre-Christian religions, traditional beliefs, myths, legends and superstitions.
About the Book
Why are some rocks simply tossed out of the way while others, regardless of their size, are held as sacred, mysterious and imbued with power?
Humans since the dawn of civilization have used stone to represent the holy, both by...
The author shares his love of nature lore, oral traditions, folklore and religious structures and provides a sound resource for the adventurer seeking spiritual, mythological and historical inspiration, whether around Britain, the USA or Europe.
LC Classification: BL457.S7.V37
Dewey code: 203'.7dc22
Price: USD 21.95
Price: USD 27.95
Price: USD 21.95
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