Forgotten Gods, Primitive Mind From a Traveller's Point of View. K. Herman BOUMAN, G. Van Der Leeuw.

Forgotten Gods, Primitive Mind From a Traveller's Point of View.

Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1949. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Small quarto. xii + 98pp. Blue publisher's cloth gilt titling to upper board, and spine, b&w frontisportrait and twenty-nine illustrations, short bibliographical note. A collection of essays by Dutch psychiatrist & neurologist, K. Herman Bouman as he uses his knowledge of human psychology to explore the possible origins of various "primitive" ancient customs and practices which survive into the modern day, from bull-fighting to fire-walking. Contents: I). Bull-fights. 1). The Spectacle. 2). The Cult. 3). The Slaying of the Man-God. II). On Sanctuaries. III). The Lonely Shrine. 1). Buried Past. 2). 'Madonna near'. 3). The Ancient Mother. IV). The Cave Demon. 1). The World of Magic. 2). The Home of the Sorcerer. V). The Celestial Clock. 1). Custom. 2). Tradition. 3). Necessity. 4). Ex Oriente Lux. VI). How the Rains Came. 1). The Dance. 2). The Axe. VII). 'Little brother'. VIII). The Miracle of the Fire-walk. IX). The Mystical Marriage of the Serpent and the Bird. A bit of light shelfwear, spine ends and corners lightly chafed, pages lightly toned but clean and unmarked. Overall a tight VG+ copy (Tattered remains of dust jacket tucked at rear). Item #68768