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The Herder Dictionary Of Symbols

Author : Boris Matthews
ISBN : 0933029845
Genre : Reference
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This new edition of Chiron's popular guide to the meaning of symbols in religion, archaeology, mythology, art, dreams, fairy tales, and literature contains more than 1,000 entries from all over the world, revealing an abundance of the types of human symbolic thinking. Formerly titled The Herder Symbol Dictionary. Over 450 illustrations.
Category: Reference

Evil Children In Religion Literature And Art

Author : E. Ziolkowski
ISBN : 9780230599758
Genre : Fiction
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Evil Children in Religion, Literature and Art explores the genesis, development, and religious significance of a literary and iconographic motif, involving a gang of urchins, usually male, who mock or assault a holy or eccentric person, typically an adult. Originating in the biblical tale of Elisha's mockery (2 Kings 2.23-24), this motif recurs in literature, hagiography, and art, from antiquity up to our own time, strikingly defying the conventional Judeo-Christian and Romantic image of the child as a symbol of innocence.
Category: Fiction

Fallen Animals

Author : Zohar Hadromi-Allouche
ISBN : 9781498543972
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The premise of Fallen Animals is that some how and in some way The Fall of Adam and Eve as related in the Bible has affected all living beings from the largest to the smallest, from the oldest to the youngest, regardless of gender and geography. The movement from the blissful arena of the Garden of Eden to the uncertain reality of exile altered in an overt or nuanced fashion the attitudes, perceptions, and consciousness of animals and humanity alike. Interpretations of these reformulations as well as the original story of the Paradise Garden have been told and retold for millennia in a variety of cultural contexts, languages, societies, and religious environments. Throughout all those retellings, animals have been a constant presence positively and negatively, actively and passively, from the creation of birds, fish, and mammals to the agency of the serpent in the Fall narrative. The serpent in the Garden of Eden is but one example of the ambivalence which has characterized the human-animal relationship over the centuries, both across, and within, cultures, societies and traditions. The book examines the interpretations, functions and interactions of the Fall — physical, moral, artistic and otherwise — as represented through animals, or through human-animal interactions.
Category: Literary Criticism

Artistic Individuality A Study Of Selected 20th Century Artist S Novels

Author : Zivile Gimbutas
ISBN : 1479711128
Genre : Education
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In this study of a series of artist novels, individuality is elucidated by childhood experiences, sensuality and receptivity, the urge for self-expression, relation to nature, and creative work. Individuality is essentially the recognition of one’s self as a unique part of a whole, which is apt to be discovered in kinship with nature and expressed in aesthetics that stem from an appreciation of nature. The featured novels are Willa Cather’s The Song of the Lark, M. Allen Cunningham’s Lost Son, James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, W. Somerset Maugham’s The Moon and Sixpence, Dodie Smith’s I Capture the Castle, John Updike’s Seek My Face, and Virginia Woolf ’s To the Lighthouse.
Category: Education

Works Of Love

Author : Robert L. Perkins
ISBN : 0865546851
Genre : Philosophy
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For the first time in English the world community of scholars is systematically assembling and presenting the results of recent research in the vast literature of Soren Kierkegaard. Based on the definitive English edition of Kierkegaard's works by Princeton University Press, this series of commentaries addresses all the published texts of the influential Danish philosopher and theologian.
Category: Philosophy

Exploring Color Photography

Author : Robert Hirsch
ISBN : 9781317911159
Genre : Photography
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Robert Hirsch’s Exploring Color Photography is the thinking photographer’s guide to color imagemaking. Now in its sixth edition, this pioneering text clearly and concisely instructs students and intermediate photographers in the fundamental aesthetic and technical building blocks needed to create thought-provoking digital and analog color photographs. Taking both a conceptual and pragmatic approach, the book avoids getting bogged down in complex, ever-changing technological matters, allowing it to stay fresh and engaging. Known as the Bible of Color Photography, its stimulating assignments encourage students to be adventurous and to take responsibility for learning and working independently. The emphasis on design and postmodern theoretical concepts stresses the thought process behind the creation of intriguing images. It’s extensive and inspiring collection of images and accompanying captions allow makers to provide insight into how photographic methodology was utilized to visualize and communicate their objectives. The text continues to deliver inspiring leadership in the field of color photography with the latest accurate information, ideas, commentary, history, a diverse collection of contemporary images, and expanded cellphone photography coverage. A "Problem Solving and Writing" chapter offers methods and exercises that help one learn to be a visual problem solver and to discuss and write succinctly about the concepts at the foundation of one’s work., the companion website, has been revamped and updated to feature more student and teacher resources, including a new web-based timeline: As It Happened: A Chronological History of Color Photography.
Category: Photography

Natural Spirituality

Author : Joyce Rockwood Hudson
ISBN : 9781630513948
Genre : Religion
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In this revised edition of Natural Spirituality: A Handbook for Jungian Inner Work in Spiritual Community, Joyce Rockwood Hudson moves Jungian dream work from the professional world of the analyst’s office into the everyday world of spiritual seekers in local community, both inside and outside the institutions of traditional religion. For those willing to meet the divine in the natural flow of life, this book offers an opportunity to embark upon the spiritual path of individuation, whether traveling alone or with the support of a group. With clarity and simplicity Joyce Hudson puts into her reader’s hands the tools for inner work that Carl Jung offered to spiritual seekers everywhere. JOYCE ROCKWOOD HUDSON Joyce Rockwood Hudson has taught the principles of Jungian inner work to church and community dream groups for almost three decades. Since its original publication, her book Natural Spirituality has been a handbook for dream groups across the U.S. and abroad. She is on the faculty of the Haden Institute, where she teaches in the Dream Leader Training Program and helps oversee the annual Summer Dream and Spirituality Conference. The author of seven books, her literary prizes include Holland’s prestigious Silver Pencil award, an American Library Association Notable Book award, and Georgia Writer of the Year in Fiction.
Category: Religion

Temple Reflections

Author : Alonzo L. Gaskill
ISBN : 9781462126811
Genre : Religion
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Understanding the temple is a lifetime pursuit. To help you on this journey, bestselling author Alonzo L. Gaskill has compiled this collection of temple insights. With inspired thoughts on - The role of women in temple ceremonies - The holy garment, ancient and modern - The veil and finding hope in images of Judgment Day - The meaning of becoming God’s covenant people This enlightening book will help you see the temple in a new light and open your heart and mind to its divine messages.
Category: Religion