An enchanting and intricately designed interpretation of the story of Hasib Karim ad-Dim, through which fragment of the giant tale David Beauchard opens us the gates of the Thousand and One Nights.
Author: David B.
Publisher: Nantier Beall Minoustchine Publishing
Heir to the wise Daniel, Hasib is a young woodcutter promised to a great future. When his greedy companions abandon him in the middle of the forest, he meets the Queen of the serpents. She then tells her story, a fabulous adventure filled with gods and demons, princes and prophets. We find Prince Janshah madly in love with Shamsa, the bird woman of King Solomon. Love and perjury, epic battles and giant spiders ensue... From Kabul to Cairo, journeys intertwine with intrigues and spiritual quests while the fabulous nights follow one another. An enchanting and intricately designed interpretation of the story of Hasib Karim ad-Dim, through which fragment of the giant tale David Beauchard opens us the gates of the Thousand and One Nights.
One giant snake carries a golden tray on which a serpent with the face of a
woman is seated. She introduces herself as the queen of the serpents. Hâsib tells
her his story, and the serpent queen reciprocates by telling her story (The ...
Author: Ulrich Marzolph
The most comprehensive treatment of the Arabian Nights ever published, with more than 800 detailed encyclopedic entries and a wealth of authoritative essays and resources. * Includes 800+ encyclopedic entries covering all aspects of the Arabian Nights * Begins with a fascinating introduction and a variety of essays by renowned scholars, presenting areas of pivotal interest and concern * Includes a concordance of tales in different editions and translations * Provides an extensive bibliography, featuring reference works published in English and other languages
When YamliNha saw Hasib among the invaders, she said, IWhat happened to
the covenant you made with me?" Hasib wept until he nearly passed out.
YamliNha, the Queen of Serpents, wept with him. Then she said, II forgive you,
Author: Jim Kline
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
This volume explores a dimension of reality usually scoffed at by rational-thinking individuals living in modern industrialized societies, but still experienced by these same individuals when they are in a stage of sleep known as rapid eye movement (REM) sleep; this is the stage in which vivid and bizarre dreams are a person’s living reality. While in this stage, we believe what we experience is real, but then deny its reality upon awakening as we go about our daily routines. Yet, in many cases, a dream with vivid imagery and bizarre goings on is communicating with the dreamer in an archaic language directly associated with an “Otherworld” reality. This reality exists within us and expresses concepts and ideas about our realm of existence that pertain to our waking lives, as well as to an alternate, archaic life with its own language and ideas transcending physical reality. By studying various myths and folk tales, along with cinematic portrayals of otherworldly experiences, commentary from modern individuals, and reports from traditional shamans who are experts at traversing the Otherworld reality, this text discerns the features and characteristics of this supernatural realm. Contemporary research into the Otherworld marks this realm as corresponding to the unconscious substratum of the human psyche, what C.G. Jung referred to as the collective unconscious. Certain scientists have found evidence of its connection with various aspects of brain functioning, suggesting that the brain in many ways encourages a belief in the Otherworld. However, it would be a mistake to call the Otherworld a figment of the human imagination, since this realm seems to have a type of physical existence. The book considers the Otherworld to exist and provides reasons why rational-thinking individuals are hesitant to accept its existence even when their brains are telling them: the Otherworld is real, and you have just experienced it.
Author: David B.
Heir to the wise Daniel, Hâsib is a young woodcutter promised to a great future. When his greedy companions abandon him in the middle of the forest, he meets the Queen of Serpents. She then tells her story, a fabulous adventure filled with gods and demons, princes and prophets. From Kabul to Cairo, journeys intertwine with intrigues and spiritual quests while the fabulous nights follow one another. An enchanting and intricately designed interpretation of the story of Hâsib Karîm ad-Dîm, through which David B. opens for us the gates of the Thousand and One Nights. For mature readers.
One of the serpents approached him, bearing on its back a tray of gold holding a
serpent that shone like crystal. Her face was human, and she spoke with
eloquent tongue. She informed Hasib that she was the queen of the serpents and
Author: Salman H. Bashier
Publisher: SUNY Press
Offers a new interpretation of medieval Islamic philosophy, one informed by Platonic mysticism.
To Ḥāsib's dismay, the vizier of the king summonsthe serpent queen to the
surface ofthewell, bya magic ritual. ... This ratherlong summary shows that the
storyof the Queenof the serpents is a complex narrative, which isto alarge extent
Author: Richard van Leeuwen
This volume discusses The Thousand and One Nights' themes of space and travel showing how they are used not only as a setting in which the story unfolds, but also as the dynamic force which propels the heroes and the story to the final dénouement. These events often symbolize a process of transformation, in which the hero has to search for his destined role or strive to attain the object of his desire. In this way, themes of travel are the narrative backbone of stories of various genres including love, religion, magic and adventure. This book not only gives a fresh approach to many stories of the collection, but also proposes new insights in the nature of The Thousand and one Nights as a self-reflexive narrative and is essential reading for scholars of Arabic literature.