The Theosophical Order of Service (TOS) has reviewed Russian Magic:Living Folk Traditions of an Enchanted by Cherry Gilchrist!

 Cherrry Gilchrist has written a useful book on the structure of Russian folklore, its main characters such as the Firebird and the Snowmaiden, and its impact on folk crafts, mainly rural house building, painted lacquer boxes and Matrioshka dolls. There are hints of broader issues such as the use of folklore in high culture, by composers such as Rimsky-Korsakov and Stravinski and writers like Pushkin. —Rene Wadlow, TOS

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