The Dream-Hunters of Corsica

Author(s): Dorothy Carrington


The dream-hunters, or mazzeri, are unknown outside Corsica and probably date from pre-historic times. At night they go hunting - or dream they do so - and kill an animal, in whom they recognise a human face.The next day they announce the death, which always takes place within a year. Where the mazzeri are harbingers of death, the signadori are guardians of life - they practise folk medicine, but more importantly, they secure release from the curse of the Evil Eye. With characteristic elegance and clarity, Dorothy Carrington investigates these extraordinary phenomena, relics of past times peculiar to this wild, inhospitable land

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781857994247
  • : Orion Publishing Group, Limited
  • : Phoenix
  • : April 1996
  • : 1.7 Centimeters X 12.9 Centimeters X 19.6 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Dorothy Carrington
  • : Paperback
  • : very good
  • : 224