Blood-Brotherhood And Other Rites of Male Alliance
by Jack Donovan, Nathan F. Miller
284 pages, 6″ x 9″, perfect binding, black and white interior ink
Blood-brotherhoods and similar rites have been employed by men to mark friendships and alliances for thousands of years. Evidence of the practice can be found in the lore, literature and recorded history of most cultures—from Norse and Celtic mythologies to the tribes of Africa, Australia and the South Pacific, to the fiction of Jack London and Mark Twain. “Blood-Brotherhood” is a toolbox for the imagination, containing a wealth of research about blood-brotherhood myths and practices from a wide variety of cultures and time periods, including excerpted texts and original translations by Nathan F. Miller. This follow-up to “Androphilia: A Manifesto” also documents a unique, modern adaptation of this ancient ritual, performed to bond author Jack Donovan and his long time compadre.