Symbols from Art, Archaeology, Mythology, Literature, and Religion
Author: Boris Matthews
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.
"To claim that Works of Love is an important philosophical essay is to assume hazardous burden of proof. The book's title is an allusion to the Bible's injunction that we should love our neighbor as we love ourselves, a far cry, far instance, from Diotoma's ladder of erotic desire up which we climb from the love of bodies until we catch a vision of that "single sea of beauty," beauty itself (Plato, Symposium). This contrast, given that some of some of our neighbors may not be particularly likable or one may even be a determined enemy, suggests immediately to some that a book with such an obviously religious title must be excessively moralistic and, at best, full of sermon helps for the harried clergy or, at worst, laden with rules for the unlearned laity. A casual perusal of a few paragraphs, however, shows these "put-down" views of the book to be unfounded"--
How They Help Us Heal After the Death of a Loved One
Author: T. J. Wray
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A program for using dreams as a tool for healing loss The universal experience of grief dreams can help us heal afterthe death of a loved one. T.J. Wray and Ann Back Price show howdreams can be uplifting, affirming, consoling, and inspiring. Theauthors guide readers in ways to understand and value their dreams,how to keep a grief dream journal, and how to use dreams as toolsfor healing and consolation. This book is designed to help mournersreclaim some measure of power in navigating the most difficultjourney of their lives. And, because it is helpful for any type ofloss, Grief Dreams is an ideal condolence gift.
The classic book on color photography is back in print and completely revamped for a digital photography audience! Learn from step-by-step instruction, illustrative charts, and unbelievably inspirational imagery in this guide meant just for color photographers. World renowned artists give you insight as to "how they did that" and the author provides challenging assignments to help you take photography to a new level. With aesthetic and technical instruction like no other, this book truly is the bible for color photographers. Be sure to visit the companion website, featuring portfolios and commentary by contemporary artists: www.exploringcolorphotography.com