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Morbid Magic: Death Spirituality and Culture from Around the World

Morbid Magic: Death Spirituality and Culture from Around the World
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Morbid Magic: Death Spirituality and Culture from Around the World

Written with a mix of reverence, approachability, and deadpan wit by a funeral industry insider, Morbid Magic is the first multi-cultural guide to death spirituality and traditions from all over the world and from different historical eras. Tomás Prower presents an impressive array of topics, including each culture's views on the hereafter, mourning periods, the deceased's legacy, handling of remains, and more.

Discover the lore and magic of death, both on the physical and spiritual planes. Explore hands-on activities, spells, and prayers that will open your eyes to new practices. Experience personal stories and anecdotes by modern people from various regions and religions. This fascinating book makes death a more approachable topic and helps you understand and utilize the profound wisdom of cultures around the globe. From Judaism in the Middle East to shamanism in East Asia, Morbid Magic presents an amazing, in-depth look at how the world deals with death.

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CONTENTS

All Aboard 1

Part 1: Greater Middle East 7
1: Cradles of Civilization 9
2: Judaism 27
3: Islam 37
4: Greater Middle Eastern Magical Community 47

Part 2: Europe 59
5: Ancient Greece & Rome 61
6: Pagan Europe 73
7: Christianity 85
8: European Magical Community 97

Part 3: Sub-Saharan Africa & Lands of the African Diaspora 107
9: Sub-Saharan Africa 109
10: Lands of the African Diaspora 119
11: Sub-Saharan & African Diasporic Magical Community 133

Part 4: India & Southeast Asia 139
12: Hinduism 141
13: Buddhism 149
14: Indian & Southeast Asian Magical Community 159

Part 5: East Asia 165
15: China 167
16: Mongolia & the Korean Peninsula 183
17: Japan 197
18: East Asian Magical Community 213

Part 6: Oceania 221
19: New Guinea & Aboriginal Australia 223
20: Polynesia 235
21: Oceanic Magical Community 247

Part 7: The Americas 253
22: Latin America 255
23: Native North America 275
24: American Magical Community 289

End of the Line 297

Bibliography 301

Index 335

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