Leaves from the Golden Bough

  title={Leaves from the Golden Bough},
  author={Maz{\"y}ck P. Ravenel},
IT was a happy idea of Lady Frazer's to transform by a few magical touches the learned treatise of anthropology into a fascinating book of stories for children. It is remarkable how readily young folk will respond to good literature, to true talent and to real wisdom. Any one who wishes can convince himself by experiment of this fact by observing how children of four years onwards will listen with delight to properly chosen passages from Homer, Shakespeare, and Cervantes. Frazer's “Golden Bough… 
Magic in the ancient Near East with special reference to ancient Israel
In this investigation an anthropological and comparative approach was employed in the study of magic in the ancient Near East. Firstly, a survey was presented with regard to anthropological theories