The Woman's Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects

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Harper Collins, 2 lis 1988 - 576
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).


Spis treści

SUPERNATURALS 229 Position Mouth Navel Palm Phallus
INSECTS 413 Hawthorn Hazel Holly Laurel Linden
Alpha Double Triangle Dragons Eye 5 MULTIPOINTED MOTIFS
Fate Furka Love Charm Mannaz Cinquefoil Double Furka Double
Alphabet Ashes Athanor Balances Ishtar IsisHathor Janus Juno Jupiter
Alchemical Rose Amaranth Anemone 20 FRUIT AND FOODSTUFFS
Aspen Birch Cedar Christmas Tree BIBLIOGRAPHY
Cypress Elder Elm Fir Grove
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Barbara G. Walker, author of The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets, The Woman's Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects, and many other books, is a member of the Morris Museum Mineralogical Society and the Trailside Mineral Club of the New Jersey Earth Science Association.

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