Plants of Life, Plants of Death

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Univ of Wisconsin Press, 1998 - 568 pàgines
This study examines plants associated with ritual purity, fertility, prosperity and life, and plants associated with ritual impurity, sickness, ill fate and death. It provides detail from history, ethnography, religious studies, classics, folklore, ethnobotany and medicine.
 

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Tulsi among the Sacred Plants of Hinduism
7
General Sketch 9 Tulsi Beads Symbolic
14
SACRED FIGTREES OF INDIA
41
MANDRAKE A ROOT HUMAN IN FORM WITH NOTES
101
Mandrake in Matters of Love and Fertility
107
A QUESTION OF ODOR? GARLIC AND ITS RELATIVES
136
RITUAL USE AND AVOIDANCE OF THE URD BEAN
158
The Urd Bean
170
Other Evidence of the Avoidance of Beans in Ancient
202
Conclusions
211
FavismThe Disease and the Hypothesis
217
Other Evidence Bearing on the Likelihood That
230
PARALLELS AND SURVIVALS
250
Beans as Symbolic of Sex and as Containing the Spirit
262
Relationships between People and Their
296
Concerns of Ancient Peoples in Their Dealings with Ritual
302

Meat
180
Salt
186
THE COLOR BLACK IN THE PYTHAGOREAN BAN
192

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