An Illustrated Encyclopaedia Of Traditional Symbols

Author : J. C. Cooper
ISBN : 9780500770917
Genre : Design
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In nearly 1500 entries, many of them strikingly and often surprisingly illustrated, J. C. Cooper has documented the history and evolution of symbols from prehistory to our own day. With over 200 illustrations and lively, informative and often ironic texts, she discusses and explains an enormous variety of symbols extending from the Arctic to Dahomey, from the Iroquois to Oceana, and coming from systems as diverse as Tao, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, Tantra, the cult of Cybele and the Great Goddess, the Pre-Columbian religions of the Western Hemisphere and the Voodoo cults of Brazil and West Africa.
Category: Design


Author : Claudia Müller-Ebeling
ISBN : 3855026017
Genre : Europa - Heilpflanzen - Hexerei - Geschichte
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Category: Europa - Heilpflanzen - Hexerei - Geschichte

Holy Bingo The Lingo Of Eden Jumpin Jehosophat And The Land Of Nod

Author : Les Harding
ISBN : 9781476608389
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Christianity abounds with fascinating, little-known trivia. Gas station attendants, for example, enjoy their own patron saint. So do stamp collectors, truss makers and sailors in the Bolivian navy. Jesus and Judas were common names in the biblical period, and Jesus of Nazareth had a brother named Judas. The forbidden fruit was more likely an apricot than an apple, and Delilah hired a barber to cut Sampson's hair. This dictionary of miscellany combs the annals of Christian esoterica, offering the most intriguing facts that are often forgotten, overlooked or ignored. Departing from the standard subject matter, this work serves as an unruly companion to the typical Bible dictionary. Nearly 1500 entries range from Aaron's beard (a popular name for Saint John's wort) to zounds (an antiquated Christian swear word). Information is cross-referenced and includes numerous quotations.
Category: Literary Criticism

Deutsche Mythologie

Author : Jacob Grimm
ISBN : 9783846012208
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1854 Excerpt: ...Hyrrokin rtzen; na w0jf den sie mit einer schl nge z umte, auf einem rfem nachen und ber hrte ihn;ten; haum go funr feuer aus den Stangen und das i, u, seb, jn einer norweg. volkssage (bei Faye ) finde ich, dafs eine nesin (djurre) mit dem blofsen ihres fufses ans ufer ein schif in die heftigste berne brachte. I Rabelais) und Fischart haben die fabel von Garmtua verherlicht. urspr nglich war es eine alte, etwa ebon celtische, riesensage, deren echte, einfache gestalt ich vielleicht jetzt noch aus haftenden volk berlieferunen gewinnen liefse). Gargantua, ein ungeheurer fresund s ufer, dem, wie dem heil. Christoph, schon zehn en gegeben werden muslen, steht mit jedem fufs auf hohen berg und trinkt, sich niederbeugend, den daen herlaufenden flu/s aus. Das weifs wieder auch une westf lische Wesersage: am Solling, unweit dem iberstein liegt der H nenbrink, ein freier kegelf rmiger kerg. wenn der h ne, der hier vorzeiten hauste sich orgens das gesicht waschen wollte, blieb er mit einem ) Tgl. die age riesen A udsrh in Hammers roseu l I, f f 4 ) Rabelais entnahm seinen slof aus einem lteren buch da schon im 15 jb. gedruckt und im 16 fter aufgelegt wurde les chro Biques admirables du puissant roi Gargantua s. 1. et a. (golhioue) R Lyon 1532. 4; la plaisante et joyeuse histoire du grand Gargantua V.' le'nce 1547. 8. xuletit als olksbuch: la Tie du fameux Gargantua I plus terrible g ant, qui ait amais paru sur la terre, vgl notice sur 1 chroniques de Gargantua par l'auteur des nouv. rech. bibl. Paris 1834--) eiu anfang gemacht ist in den traditions de l'ancien rfi.rU de Ret sur Gargantua (m m. de l'acad. celt. 5. 392--95) unrf" ol...


Author : Shirley See Yan Ma
ISBN : 9781135190064
Genre : Psychology
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In this book Shirley See Yan Ma provides a Jungian perspective on the Chinese tradition of footbinding and considers how it can be used as a metaphor for the suffering of women and the repression of the feminine, as well as a symbol for hope, creativity and spiritual transformation. Drawing on personal history, popular myths, literature, and work with clients, Footbinding discusses how modern women still symbolically find their feet bound through this ancient practice. Detailed case studies from Western and Asian women demonstrate how Jungian analysis can loosen these psychological bindings allowing the client to reconnect with the feminine archetype, discover their own identity and take control of their own destiny. This original book will be of great interest to Jungian analysts looking for a new perspective. It will also be of interest to anyone studying Chinese culture and psychology.
Category: Psychology

Angels A To Z

Author : Evelyn Dorothy Oliver
ISBN : 9781578592579
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Written by two recognized authorities on nontraditional religious movements, this resource is one of the most comprehensive books on angels and related topics currently available. More than 300 entries are included and drawn from multiple religions, such as Christianity, Islam, and Hindu traditions, as well as from pop culture. A variety of angel topics are discussed, including celebrity angels, classifications of angels, obscure angels still waiting for their big break, guardian angels, fallen angels, Anaheim angels, biblical figures associated with angels, angels in art and architecture, and angels in the media and literature. Angels are also discussed in terms of the occult and metaphysics, with entries on UFOs, fairies, and witches. A comprehensive resource section lists movies, books, magazines, and organizations related to angels.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Dendrites The

Author : Constantine P. Charalampidis
ISBN : 8870628671
Genre : Art
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Translation of a work originally published in Greek in 1986.
Category: Art