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Gardens Of The Gods

Autor: Christopher McIntosh
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781860647406
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An exciting revelation of the mystical codes written in the astonishing realms of gardens worldwide

True Gardens Of The Gods

Autor: Ian R. Tyrrell
Publisher: Taylor & Francis US
ISBN: 9780520213463
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This book is an exploration of environmental exchanges between California and Australia from 1860 to 1930, and combines comparative and transnational perspectives on environmental and cultural history.

Gardens Of The Elder Gods

Autor: M. Don Schorn
Publisher: Ozark Mountain Publishing
ISBN: 1886940126
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The third book of a series based on the elder gods theory of a revised account of human history.

Sacred Gardens And Landscapes

Autor: Michel Conan
Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks
ISBN: 9780884023050
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Studies of rituals in sacred gardens and landscapes offer tantalizing insights into the significance of gardens and landscapes in the societies of India, ancient Greece, Pre-Columbian Mexico, medieval Japan, post-Renaissance Europe, and America. Sacred gardens and landscapes engaged their visitors into three specific modes of agency: as anterooms spurring encounters with the netherworld; as journeys through mystical lands; and as a means of establishing a sense of locality, metaphorically rooting the dweller's own identity in a well-defined part of the material world. Each section of this book is devoted to one of these forms of agency. Together the essays reveal a profound cultural significance of gardens previously overlooked by studies of garden styles.

The Gardens Of Adonis

Autor: Marcel Detienne
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691001043
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Rich with implications for the history of sexuality, gender issues, and patterns of Hellenic literary imagining, Marcel Detienne's landmark book recasts long-standing ideas about the fertility myth of Adonis. The author challenges Sir James Frazer's thesis that the vegetation god Adonis-- whose premature death was mourned by women and whose resurrection marked a joyous occasion--represented the annual cycle of growth and decay in agriculture. Using the analytic tools of structuralism, Detienne shows instead that the festivals of Adonis depict a seductive but impotent and fruitless deity--whose physical ineptitude led to his death in a boar hunt, after which his body was found in a lettuce patch. Contrasting the festivals of Adonis with the solemn ones dedicated to Demeter, the goddess of grain, he reveals the former as a parody and negation of the institution of marriage. Detienne considers the short-lived gardens that Athenian women planted in mockery for Adonis's festival, and explores the function of such vegetal matter as spices, mint, myrrh, cereal, and wet plants in religious practice and in a wide selection of myths. His inquiry exposes, among many things, attitudes toward sexual activities ranging from "perverse" acts to marital relations.

Ancient Herbs In The J Paul Getty Museum Gardens

Autor: Jeanne D'Andrea
Publisher: Getty Publications
ISBN: 0892360356
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The Getty Museum building recreates an ancient Roman villa on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, where guests can feel that they are visiting the Villa dei Papiri before it was buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. The climate of southern California has made it possible to plant the gardens with dozens of herbs, flowers, and fruit trees known to the Greeks and Romans. In classical times they were practical as well as beautiful, providing color, perfume, home medicines, and flavorings for food and drink. Martha Breen Bredemeyer, a San Francisco Bay area artist, was inspired to paint two dozen of the garden's herbs. Her watercolor gouaches combine vibrant color with the fragile delicacy of these short-lived plants while her pen-and-ink drawings share their wiry grace. Jeanne D'Andrea discusses twenty-one of the herbs in detail after presenting their place in myth, medicine, and home in the introduction.

The Axe Was God

Autor: Henry B. Stein
Publisher: Health Research Books
ISBN: 9780787311254
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1959 the jackal occupies the center of the zodiac. the author goes back beyond ancient history to give facts seldom found by the student of comparative religion. the Axe was one symbol of God used by the ancients and carried on into Roman paintings and.

Beyond Buildings

Autor: J. D. Ragsdale
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443858382
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Beyond Buildings: Designed Spaces as Visual Persuasion is an assessment of the visual persuasiveness of designed spaces. It demonstrates that these spaces are as socially influential as speeches or advertisements are, and that an awareness of this influence provides an insight into the cultural roles of designed spaces. The book considers a diverse array of spaces ranging from pleasure gardens and parks to city parks and cities themselves, and includes assessments of the visual impact of national parks, zoological gardens, amusement parks, battlefields and monuments, and the interior spaces of buildings. Beyond Buildings is an extension of theories of persuasion and visual communication to landscape architecture and interior design. The book bases its assessments on the elements of visual literacy, as well as the elements of landscape and interior design to show that such designed spaces as gardens, parks, battlefields, and cities affect the viewer in such a way as to have social impact.

The Garden Of Eden Myth

Autor: Walter Mattfeld
ISBN: 0557885302
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Scholarly proposals are presented for the pre-biblical origin in Mesopotamian myths of the Garden of Eden story. Some Liberal PhD scholars (1854-2010) embracing an Anthropological viewpoint have proposed that the Hebrews have recast earlier motifs appearing in Mesopotamian myths. Eden's garden is understood to be a recast of the gods' city-gardens in the Sumerian Edin, the floodplain of Lower Mesopotamia. It is understood that the Hebrews in the book of Genesis are refuting the Mesopotamian account of why Man was created and his relationship with his Creators (the gods and goddesses). They deny that Man is a sinner and rebel because he was made in the image of gods and goddesses who were themselves sinners and rebels, who made man to be their agricultural slave to grow and harvest their food and feed it to them in temple sacrifices thereby ending the need of the gods to toil for their food in the city-gardens of Edin in ancient Sumer.

The Poetics Of Eros In Ancient Greece

Autor: Claude Calame
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691043418
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The Poetics of Eros in Ancient Greece offers the first comprehensive inquiry into the deity of sexual love, a power that permeated daily Greek life. Claude Calame uses an anthropological and linguistic approach to re-create indigenous categories of erotic love. He maintains that Eros, the joyful companion of Aphrodite, was a divine figure around which poets constructed a physiology of desire that functioned in specific ways within a network of social relations. Calame begins by showing how poetry and iconography gave a rich variety of expression to the concept of Eros, then delivers a history of the deity's roles within social and political institutions, and concludes with a discussion of an Eros-centered metaphysics.

Gardening Philosophy For Everyone

Autor: Dan O'Brien
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444341423
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Philosophy and gardens have been closely connected from the dawn of philosophy, with many drawing on their beauty and peace for philosophical inspiration. Gardens in turn give rise to a broad spectrum of philosophical questions. For the green-fingered thinker, this book reflects on a whole host of fascinating philosophical themes. Gardens and philosophy present a fascinating combination of subjects, historically important, and yet scarcely covered within the realms of philosophy Contributions come from a wide range of authors, ranging from garden writers and gardeners, to those working in architecture, archaeology, archival studies, art history, anthropology, classics and philosophy Essays cover a broad spectrum of topics, ranging from Epicurus and Confucius to the aesthetics and philosophy of Central Park Offers new perspectives on the experience and evaluation of gardens

Encyclopfdia Of Superstitions Folklore And The Occult Sciences Of The World

Autor: Cora Linn Daniels
Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.
ISBN: 9781410209153
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Originally published in 1903, this is an excellent source for an historical perspective on superstitions and folklore. Hundreds of entries are arranged alphabetically within broad subject categories. The original subtitle reads: "A comprehensive library of human belief and practice in the mysteries of life through more than six thousand years of experience and progress including the fundamental intuitions and instincts underlying the structure of civilization, theology, mythology, demonology, magic, witchcraft, esoteric philosophy, signs, omens, oracles, sorceries, auguries, divinations, prophecies, methods and means employed in revealing fortune and fate, systems and formulas for the use of psychical forces, hypnotism, clairvoyance, telepathy, spiritualism, character reading and character building with all the known powers and wonders of mind and soul, illustrated with numerous ancient and modern designs and thoroughly indexed."

Sister Rain

Autor: Vickie Lockard
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781456870263
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The Warrior S Tale

Autor: Allan Cole
Publisher: Allan Cole
ISBN: 0843959444
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A sequel to the popular fantasy novel, The Far Kingdoms, follows Captain Rali Emilie Antero, descendent of magicians, soldiers, and adventurers, on an odyssey over the sea in search of an evil wizard. Reprint.

Council Of The Gods Rizal S El Consejo De Los Dioses

Autor: Jose Fadul
ISBN: 0557504244
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The paperback edition of J.Fadul's English translation of Jose Rizal's prize-winning play, El Consejo de los Dioses. The annotations and accompanying figures and pictures reveal the showy side of Rizal in his most sensuous of his early works, where he brought to remembrance the gods of the Greek and Roman mythologies along with the lives and works of Homer, Virgil, and Cervantes.Included are short but insightful, multidisciplinary biographies of Cervantes and Rizal.

The War Of The Augur

Autor: Ana Finnegan
ISBN: 1430326247
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Welcome to Amanar! As you enter Amanar during a time of upheaval you'll meet The Augur and learn of their secret allegiances with the giants, centaurs, healers and the race of men. Difficult times lie ahead for the Arcadians as they fight to restore the peace in Amanar which has been threatened by the Abaddonians. Will the clash among the Augur take this epic to the ultimate battle of good vs. evil?

Gardens Of The World

Autor: Penelope Hobhouse
Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company
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This authoritative overview contains color photographs and 30 full-garden plans covering a wide range of climates and styles for an almost unlimited palette of plants