Vietnam has an extrordinary number of different religious influences, including Animism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism, Christianity and several indigenous belief systems such as Cao Dai. This guidebook, published by the US military, is a reference about this subject, compiled on the cusp of the Vietnam war. It includes quite a bit of cultural and background information about Vietnam…
Mabel Cook Cole was an anthropologist and author. Her collection Philippine Folk Tales, published in 1916, was Cole’s attempt to make a thorough compilation of folktales from the nation. The stories are divided into five groups. Tinguian, Ingorot, the Wild Tribes of Mindanao, Moro and Christian.
Chapters include: The Bagobo pantheon; Myth-gods of the nine heavens; Left hand soul or Gimokud Tebang; Fundamental elements of ceremonial; The souls of man and life after death; Bamboo prayer stands called tambara; Festival of drinking called Ginum; Ceremony of Lulub or washing of water flasks; Charms and magical rites; Methods of healing sickness; Disease and healing in their supernatural aspects, and more.
This is a collection of 14 folk-tales from the Philippines, including: The Tobacco Of Harisaboqued; The Pericos; Quicoy And The Ongloc; The Passing Of Loku; The Light Of The Fly; Mangita And Larina; How The World Was Made; The Silver Shower; The Faithlessness Of Sinogo; Catalina Of Dumaguete; The Fall Of Polobulac; The Escape Of Juanita; The Anting-Anting Of Manuelito; and, When The Lilies Return.
This book deals with the magic of the Muslim Malays of the Crown Colony of the Straits Settlements, comprising Singapore, Penang and Malacca; of the Federated Malay States, Perak, Selangor, Negri Sembilan and Pahang; of the Unfederated Malay States, Johore, Kedah, Kelantan and Trengganu; and of Patani, a northern Malay State belonging to Siam.