Saturday, March 10, 2012

Human Animals by Frank Hamel

From the abundant records and traditions dealing with the curious belief that certain men and women can transform themselves into animals, Mr. Hamel collected a number of instances and examples which throw fresh light on the subject both from the point of view of folk lore and occultism. The causes of transformation are various: contact with a wer-animal, touching what he has touched, wearing an animal skin, rubbing the body with ointment, slipping on a girdle, buckling on a strap, and many other expedients, magical and otherwise, may bring about the metamorphosis. This book is intended to provide a comprehensive view of the subject and to familiarize the reader with the nature of the phenomena.


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