By Royal Skousen
A stray ink drop and a quirk of nineteenth-century script make the variation among "retain that incorrect" and "repair that wrong". greater than a decade of meticulous learn printed such insights as Royal Skousen ready transcripts of the unique and printer's manuscripts of the booklet of Mormon for publication.
Now released for the 1st time ever, the manuscripts assist you become aware of the unique phraseology of the booklet of Mormon (including Hebrew-like expressions), offer superb proof at the technique during which Joseph Smith translated, and express how editors and printers have transformed the wording to make it comply with the expectancies of up to date English readers.
By Frater Albertus
Why no longer five stars?
1) Alchemy (The Weiser Concise consultant sequence) through Brian Cotnoir is a greater advent, even supposing, properly, it comprises little concerning the "Great Work".
2) the writer, Frater Albertus, contains theosophistic (source: Mme H. P. Blavatsky et al) confusion just like the proposal of literal "re-incarnation", whatever of a "New Age" dogma yet, lamentably, an faulty nineteenth century amalgamation of the 2 conventional doctrines of metemphychosis and transmigration.
The final sections of the e-book, starting with bankruptcy VII, "Wisdom of the Sages", should not superfluous yet to the contrary include a number of powerful tricks and priceless warnings approximately sure fabrics and methods of the nice Work.
The part "Alchemy and Philosophy" within the end is really remarkable, exhibiting how a few of the theories of recent chemistry will be usefully, harmoniously and seamlessly built-in into the normal framework of airtight philosophy and alchemy.
By W. D. Westervelt
"Out of this wealthy fabric Mr. Westervelt makes an engaging e-book. such a lot individuals by no means outgrow fairy tales, and those have novelty and the glamor that we go along with distant tropical Polynesia." -Boston Transcript
"Mr. W. D. Westervelt has lived for a few years within the Hawaiian Islands, and this interpretation of Hawaiian mythology exhibits a intensity of sympathy commensurable with that of Lafcadio Hearn for the japanese. the various tales, as for instance the final within the quantity, 'The bride from the under-world,' are advised with spirit and charm." -The Dial
"Not simply to the anthropologist yet to the overall reader to boot those myths have their attraction, and the debt to the Mr. Westervelt for amassing and translating them is way from small." -Springfield Republican
"These legends show astonishing number of subject material and remedy, from natural nature delusion with delicacy of coloring and vividness of mind's eye, to grotesque stories of cannibal canine and cannibal ghosts, of shark-gods and dragon-goddesses. This attention-grabbing and worthy assortment varieties a continuation of a prior quantity, 'Legends of outdated Honolulu.'" -The Sewanee overview
"The mythology of Hawaii follows the legislation upon which all myths are built. The islanders have constructed a few appealing nature myths. convinced phenomena were saw and the mind's eye has geared up the tale to the fascinating item which has attracted attention." -Boston Transcript
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I. The Ghost of Wahaula Temple
II. Maluae and the Under-world
III. A Giant's Rock-throwing
IV. Kalo-eke-eke, the Timid Taro
V. mythical Canoe-making
VII. Kauhuhu, the Shark God of Molokai
VIII. The Shark-man of Waipio Valley
IX. The unusual Banana dermis
X. The previous guy of the Mountain
XI. Hawaiian Ghost checking out
XII. How Milu turned the King of Ghosts
XIII. a trip to the King of Ghosts
XIV. Kalai-pahoa, the Poison-god
XV. Ke-ao-mele-mele, the Maid of the Golden Cloud
XVI. Puna and the Dragon
XVIII. The Bride from the Under-world
The Deceiving of Kewa
Homeless and Desolate Ghosts
Aumakuas, or Ancestor-ghosts 8
The Dragon Ghost-gods 5
Chas. R. Bishop