Miracle-working plants: Slavic parallels
This article presents an ethnolinguistic study. The magic properties of certain herbs – as seen in the cultural traditions of South, East, and West Slavs – are described in a comparative aspect. The author also examines different herbs that exhibit similar features. It is concluded that the magic properties ...
Linguistic criteria for the differentiation between signs and superstitions
Signs and superstitions currently make a promising object of research in cognitive linguistics. However, they are often confused with constructs of a different nature— usually with folk magic prophecies. The article presents a set of criteria that clearly distinguish between the two. The most important criterion is the focus on action (or rejection thereof) in magical prophecies and the principled external eventfulness in signs. A sharp ...
The Masonic Word: Types and Functions
... following. Firstly, the the authors established the typology of the word: the Word of God, the Lost Word, the Master’s Word, the Mason’s Word, the Poetic Word Secondly, the functions of the Word were determined: identifying, conspiratorial, magical, creative, enlightening. Thirdly, it was stated that the Word in the perception of the Freemasons became an ideal, an object and a tool. At the same time, the instrumental function, that is, one’s own practice in the framework of the real world,...
Anagrams in the discourse of baroque ‘tacit theology’: The case of the Königsberg poetic circle of the 17th century
... Ronsard P. de: Abrege de l’art poetique franqois. Paris, 1565.
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baroque poetry, anagram, theology, Königsberg, magic, semiotics, philosophy, eschatology.
The image of a doll in Latvian and Russian traditional folklore texts: the aspect of ritual practices
... features. The major difference in representing the image of a doll in the aspect of Russian-Latvian connections is that, in Russian texts, a doll is traditionally presented as a living object, whereas, in Latvian ones, it belongs to the area of imitative magic.
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2. Афанасьев А. Н. Русские ...
The image of the mirror as the semantic centre of Neil Gaiman’s collection Smoke and Mirrors
... describe the system of parallel images associated with the mirror and the reflection. The study concludes that the image of the mirror runs through the collection of stories, whereas its symbolism ranges from an object used in creating illusions to a magical artefact helping to see the truth. The images that accompany the mirror are linked to the motifs of silver and silverware.
1. Бахтин М. М. Человек у зеркала // Бахтин М. М. Автор и герой. К философским ...
Schliesslich will man ja Kunst schaffen. Daniel Kehlmanns humoristische Poetik («Finally, there is a need to create art»: Daniel Kehlmann’s humoristic poetics)
Kehlmann’s world-famous novel Measuring the World should be con-sidered not as a veracious historical document, but rather as a free play with the biographies of Alexander von Humboldt and Karl Friedrich Gauss. Kehlmann focuses on the ‘magic realism’ characteristic of the 20th century South American authors (for instance, Gabriel García Márquez).
1. Ahrend Th. No more dogs! Erfahrungen mit Daniel Kehlmann // Arnold H. L. (Hrsg.). Text + Kritik 177: Daniel Kehlmann. München, ...
Between mysticism and technique: anagram the European Baroque culture
... Language, Self, and Society. A Social History of Language / ed. P. Burke, R. Porter. Cambridge, 1991. P. 51—71.
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anagram, Baroque, European culture
Dementyev I. O.