I have wanted to read this book for nearly twenty years, but I was intimidated. Only after exploring the world of folklore and mythology have I been able to fully absorb what Mr. Frazer is writing about. One of my goals is purchasing the full twelve volume set of The Golden Bough for my own personal library. For many people who benefit from keeping masses of us ignorant and devout, this book is still very dangerous. It challenges their right to lord their beliefs over us, and to force us to comply. There is so much insight and information in The Golden Bough that I know I will enjoy revisiting this book in the future. Sometimes supposedly seminal works are disappointing, but not this time. What an amazing piece of intellectual work this is.
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