The Soul of Russia
Magical Traditions in an Enchanted Landscape
By (author) Cherry Gilchrist
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Soul of Russia by Cherry Gilchrist
Book DescriptionIn the heart of Russia, fairy stories, folk art and customs still carry hints of the old ways of perceiving the gods and spirits of home and nature. The Russian soul, whether in the city or the country, remains open to the Slavic way of life and its ancient beliefs. Such traditions link human life to the landscape and rhythms of nature in ways that have been lost elsewhere. 'Soul', dusha, is of prime importance to Russians, and not only reigns supreme in their art and culture, but is essential to understanding the Russian outlook on the world.Many Russians, even those trained in modern schools, such as archaeologists, scientists and doctors, are open to embracing this heritage of myth and the mysteries of the universe, and include it in their everyday outlook. Cherry Gilchrist has visited Russia over fifty times, and researched its traditional lore, arts and crafts, often staying deep in the Russian countryside. Weaving her firsthand experience with a thorough knowledge of history and culture, she invites us to enter the world of the Russian soul and discover its magic.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780863156311
(234mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Floris Books
Publisher: Floris Books
Publish Date: 27-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Cherry Gilchrist
Alchemy: the Great Work, Paperback (June 2015)
This is a concise history of the philosophy and practice of alchemy from its beginnings to the twentieth century.
Growing Your Family Tree, Paperback (September 2011)» View all books by Cherry Gilchrist
A practical and useful guide to researching your family history with a strong personal development angle. This is the first book to address the need for a holistic and personal approach to research. It will appeal to fans of Who Do You Think You Are?
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Author Biography - Cherry Gilchrist
Cherry Gilchrist is the author of over twenty books on mythology, alchemy, art and social history, including Elements of Alchemy, Stories from the Silk Road, and Russian Lacquer Miniatures. She lectures widely and runs courses on Russian culture, inner traditions and writing life stories. She lives in Stroud, England, and she has visited Russia over fifty times.
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