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Mandaeans of Iraq and Iran: Their Cults, Customs, Magic Legends, and Folklore (New)

by Drower, E S

Publisher: Gorgias Press

Binding: Paperback

Book ID: 9781931956499, 1931956499

Price: $85.00


"Older Mandaeans still remember Lady Drower with fondness, and for many scholars, students, and aficionados, her book The Mandaeans of Iraq and Iran remains the work that brings the people alive. No anthropologist has conducted fieldwork among the Mandaeans, not even in recent decades and therefore Drower remains a singular figure. To those who eagerly and hopefully ask, 'Can I become a Mandaean? Is it possible to become a convert to the religion?' - the answer remains: no. But one may certainly study the religion, and this book offers the first step."
- From the New Introduction by Jorunn Jacobsen Buckley

Table of Contents

    Introduction by Jorunn Jacobsen Buckley The Mandaeans (or Subba) of Iraq and Iran Mandaean Religious Literature Ritual Dress and Insignia Lay Life Marriage Cosmogony, Astrology, and Holy-days Baptism The Manda or Cult-hut The Priesthood: Consecration of the Priest, or Tarmida The Priesthood (cont.): The High Priest or Ganzibra Death and Rites for the souls of the dead Eating for the Dead The Parsi Ritual Meals The Mandaean Alphabet Legend of Creation, The Flood, etc Of Abraham and Yurba How Hibil Ziwa Fetched Ruha from the Darkness The Story of Qiqel and the Death of Yahya Nebuchadnezzar's Daughter Sun Stories The Bride at Shuster The Fire-worshipper and Adam Bul Faraj How Dana Nuk visited the seventh Heaven The Millennium Concerning the Mountain of the Maddai and how the Turks came to take it How the Maddai and their Ganzibra left the Mountain for a better country The child conceived on the 29th night of the moon The Kanshi Uzahla The Hauntings The Plague in Shuster The Stone-throwing The Kaftar Bibi's sons and their strange Adventure Shaikh Zibid Of Beholding events in Trance How Evil Spirits abuse the dead, etc Men who have returned from the Death, etc Of the Power to see Spirits The Simurgh: The true History of Rustam and his son Hirmiz Shah The Man who sought to see sin, the moon The Simurgh and Hirmiz Shah

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