The Shadow of the Gloomy East

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THE SHADOW OF
THE GLOOMY EAST

 

BY

FERDINAND OSSENDOWSKI

Author of
"Beasts, Men and Gods," "Man and Mystery in Asia," etc.

 

TRANSLATED BY

F. B. CZARNOMSKI

 
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NEW YORK

E. P. DUTTON & COMPANY

681 Fifth Avenue

Copyright, 1925
E. P. DUTTON & COMPANY


All Rights Reserved

 

First published in 1925

 

Printed in the United States of America

CONTENTS

page
Introduction v
chapter
I. The Masks 1
II. The Face Laid Bare 11
III. The Shadows of the Village 19
IV. The Treasure Hunters 44
V. The Poisoners 47
VI. Heatenism 51
VII. Witchcraft 55
VIII. The Echo of the Dim Past 59
IX. The Bold Industry 66
X. The Lords of the Sea 69
XI. In the Dusk of the Palaces 74
XII. Black Shadows 83
XIII. Phantoms of the Apocalypse 90
XIV. Ascetics versus Antichrist 103
XV. Factories of Immorality 106
XVI. Woman and the Child 116
XVII. Death of the Romanovs and the Mystical Movement 123
XVIII. Black Ravens 130
XIX. Old Gods in Christian Worship 136
XX. The Simplest of All Gods 144
XXI. The Devil's Feast 148
XXII. Witte, Stolypin, and Goremykin 160
XXIII. The Last of the Mohicans 178
XXIV. Fetishism of the Word 187
XXV. Chaos 191
Conclusion 195
Index 199