Traditional Cosmology (3); The Global Mythology of Cosmic Creation and Destruction; volume: Differentiation (paperback)

Author: Marinus Anthony van der Sluijs

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0955665558

Category: Cosmology, Ancient

Page: N.A

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The present work, in 4 volumes, is a compendium of traditional cosmologies worldwide. The material includes the global mythology of creation and destruction, but also comprises information drawn from other areas of traditional knowledge, ritual, iconography, shamanism, costume, and dance.

Modern Psychology and Ancient Wisdom

Psychological Healing Practices from the World's Religious Traditions

Author: Sharon G. Mijares

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317505824

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 244

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Modern Psychology and Ancient Wisdom, 2nd edition, brings together experts who explore the use of ancient healing techniques from Buddhism, Christianity, Goddess, Shamanism, Taoism, and Yogic traditions as well as the mystical practices of Judaism and Islam and their application to modern counseling and therapy professions. Each chapter lays out time-tested techniques used by teachers, guides, and practitioners to facilitate psychological healing, embraces a wide variety of cultural perspectives, and offers a large, varied, and meaningful view of the world. This new edition includes added material on Islam, indigenous, and shamanic healing perspectives and practices, as well as new findings in the fields of neuropsychology and epigenetics. With its vast offerings of new treatment methods from a variety of perspectives—from therapeutic metaphors and breathing exercises to meditation and yoga techniques—this book will be of use to mental health professionals, social workers, and pastoral caregivers.

Parallels

Mesoamerican and Ancient Middle Eastern Traditions

Author: N.A

Publisher: Stonecliff Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 211

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The Interpretation of Cultures

Author: Clifford Geertz

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465093566

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 550

In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.

Art Books

Author: R. R. Bowker,R.R. Bowker Company

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 780

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Including an international directory of museum permanent collection catalogs.

An archaeology of the soul

North American Indian belief and ritual

Author: Robert L. Hall

Publisher: Univ of Illinois Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 222

View: 4607

Guide to Reprints

Author: Albert James Diaz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Out-of-print books

Page: N.A

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The Cult of the Serpent

An Interdisciplinary Survey of Its Manifestations and Origins

Author: Balaji Mundkur

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780873956314

Category: Religion

Page: 363

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Issues and Concepts in Historical Ecology

The Past and Future of Landscapes and Regions

Author: Carole L. Crumley,Tommy Lennartsson,Anna Westin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108420982

Category: Nature

Page: N.A

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This book presents a practical, holistic research framework to help us both understand our past and build an appealing human future.

Precolumbian Water Management

Ideology, Ritual, and Power

Author: Lisa Joyce Lucero,Barbara W. Fash

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816523146

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Among ancient Mesoamerican and Southwestern peoples, water was as essential as maize for sustenance and was a driving force in the development of complex society. Control of water shaped the political, economic, and religious landscape of the ancient Americas, yet it is often overlooked in Precolumbian studies. Now one volume offers the latest thinking on water systems and their place within the ancient physical and mental language of the region. Precolumbian Water Management examines water management from both economic and symbolic perspectives. Water management facilities, settlement patterns, shrines, and water-related imagery associated with civic-ceremonial and residential architecture provide evidence that water systems pervade all aspects of ancient society. Through analysis of such data, the contributors seek to combine an understanding of imagery and the religious aspects of water with its functional components, thereby presenting a unified perspective of how water was conceived, used, and represented in ancient greater Mesoamerica. The collection boasts broad chronological and geographical coverageÑfrom the irrigation networks of Teotihuacan to the use of ritual water technology at Casas GrandesÑthat shows how procurement and storage systems were adapted to local conditions. The articles consider the mechanisms that were used to build upon the sacredness of water to enhance political authority through time and space and show that water was not merely an essential natural resource but an important spiritual one as well, and that its manipulation was socially far more complex than might appear at first glance. As these papers reveal, an understanding of materials associated with water can contribute much to the ways that archaeologists study ancient cultural systems. Precolumbian Water Management underscores the importance of water management research and the need to include it in archaeological projects of all types.

Habits of the Heart

Individualism and Commitment in American Life

Author: Robert N. Bellah,Richard Madsen,William M. Sullivan,Ann Swidler,Steven M. Tipton

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520934535

Category: Social Science

Page: 410

View: 9752

First published in 1985, Habits of the Heart continues to be one of the most discussed interpretations of modern American society, a quest for a democratic community that draws on our diverse civic and religious traditions. In a new preface the authors relate the arguments of the book both to the current realities of American society and to the growing debate about the country's future. With this new edition one of the most influential books of recent times takes on a new immediacy.