THE WOMANS DICTIONARY OF SYMBOLS AND SACRED OBJECTS

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The Woman S Dictionary Of Symbols And Sacred Objects

Author : Barbara G. Walker
ISBN : 9780062288875
Genre : Reference
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This fascinating guide to the history and mythology of woman-related symbols features: Unique organization by shape of symbol or type of sacred object 21 different sections including Round and Oval Motifs, Sacred Objects, Secular-Sacred Objects, Rituals, Deities' Signs, Supernaturals, Body Parts, Nature, Birds, Plants, Minerals, Stones and Shells, and more Introductory essays for each section 753 entries and 636 illustrations Alphabetical index for easy reference Three-Rayed Sun The sun suspended in heaven by three powers, perhaps the Triple Goddess who gave birth to it (see Three-Way Motifs). Corn Dolly An embodiment of the harvest to be set in the center of the harvest dance, or fed to the cattle to `make them thrive year round' (see Secular-Sacred Objects). Tongue In Asia, the extended tongue was a sign of life-force as the tongue between the lips imitated the sacred lingam-yoni: male within female genital. Sticking out the tongue is still a polite sign of greeting in northern India and Tibet (see Body Parts). Cosmic Egg In ancient times the primeval universe-or the Great Mother-took the form of an egg. It carried all numbers and letters within an ellipse, to show that everything is contained within one form at the beginning (see Round and Oval Motifs).
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The Woman S Dictionary Of Symbols And Sacred Objects

Author : Barbara G. Walker
ISBN : 9780062509239
Genre : Reference
File Size : 67.32 MB
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This fascinating guide to the history and mythology of woman-related symbols features: Unique organization by shape of symbol or type of sacred object 21 different sections including Round and Oval Motifs, Sacred Objects, Secular-Sacred Objects, Rituals, Deities' Signs, Supernaturals, Body Parts, Nature, Birds, Plants, Minerals, Stones and Shells, and more Introductory essays for each section 753 entries and 636 illustrations Alphabetical index for easy reference Three-Rayed Sun The sun suspended in heaven by three powers, perhaps the Triple Goddess who gave birth to it (see Three-Way Motifs). Corn Dolly An embodiment of the harvest to be set in the center of the harvest dance, or fed to the cattle to `make them thrive year round' (see Secular-Sacred Objects). Tongue In Asia, the extended tongue was a sign of life-force as the tongue between the lips imitated the sacred lingam-yoni: male within female genital. Sticking out the tongue is still a polite sign of greeting in northern India and Tibet (see Body Parts). Cosmic Egg In ancient times the primeval universe-or the Great Mother-took the form of an egg. It carried all numbers and letters within an ellipse, to show that everything is contained within one form at the beginning (see Round and Oval Motifs).
Category: Reference

The Crone

Author : Barbara G. Walker
ISBN : 9780062288882
Genre : Social Science
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A probing account of the honored place of older women in ancient matriarchal societies restores to contemporary women an energizing symbol of self-value, power, and respect.
Category: Social Science

Feminist Fairy Tales

Author : Barbara G. Walker
ISBN : 9780062288356
Genre : Social Science
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Prominent feminist author Barbara Walker has revamped, retold, and infused with life some of your favorite classic fairy tales. No longer are women submissive, helpless creatures in need of redemption through the princely male! Instead they are vibrantly alive, strong women who take fate into their own hands.
Category: Social Science

The Woman S Encyclopedia Of Myths And Secrets

Author : Barbara G. Walker
ISBN : 0044409540
Genre : Folklore
File Size : 22.90 MB
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A feminist encyclopaedia focusing on mythology, anthropology, religion and sexuality. Discover where the legend of a cat's nine lives comes from, why mama is a word understood in nearly all languages and whether there really was a female Pope.
Category: Folklore

Women S Rituals

Author : Barbara G. Walker
ISBN : 006250939X
Genre : Religion
File Size : 48.75 MB
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Discusses women's spirituality, and provides information on holidays, herbs, chants, robes, altars, mandalas, crystals, the laws of the Goddess, and rites of passage
Category: Religion

Man Made God

Author : Barbara G. Walker
ISBN : 9780979963148
Genre : Religion
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Extraordinary independent scholar of comparative religion and mythology Walker examines a time when the Goddess and her consort/son ruled supreme and forward into the era when the patriarchy usurped Her worship.
Category: Religion

The Essential Handbook Of Women S Spirituality Ritual

Author : Barbara G. Walker
ISBN : 1931412642
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 24.6 MB
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Since the 1983 publication of The Women's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets, Barbara Walker has been widely regarded as one of the most important feminist writers of the past twenty-five years. This sold handbook, originally published as Women's Rituals, is re-packaged in a fresh format with a new introduction and bibliography from the author for a new generation. This is a core text for every woman interested in feminist spirituality and ritual. It is all here---from techniques, procedures, and rituals for individuals and groups. Among the many topics covered are: holidays, chants, making mandalas, rites of passage, the laws of the goddess, tools and rituals for invocations.
Category: Health & Fitness

The Love Ceiling

Author : Jean Davies Okimoto
ISBN : 9780982316733
Genre : Fiction
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SUPERANNO After the death of her Japanese American mother, 64-year-old Anne Kuroda Duppstaad finds the courage to confront the toxic legacy of her father, a famous artist and cruel narcissist. Encouraged by a former art professor, she pursues her lifelong dream to become an artist in her own right, but faces daunting obstacles at home, leading Annie to conclude: "There is a glass ceiling for women…and it's made out of the people we love." Original.
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Dictionary Of Symbolism

Author : Hans Biedermann
ISBN : 0816025932
Genre : Fiction
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Includes the meanings and origins of over 2000 symbols.
Category: Fiction