11 edition of The woman"s dictionary of symbols and sacred objects found in the catalog.
|Statement||Barbara G. Walker.|
|LC Classifications||CB475 .W35 1988|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xi, 563 p. :|
|Number of Pages||563|
|ISBN 10||0062509225, 0062509233|
|LC Control Number||88045158|
Walker wrote this book to make us understand how the symbols that surround us are often related to women. Publisher Description 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 entries and 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. The lotus is a water lily which rises from the sludge of muddy waters. The color of some varieties can in fact be changed by environmental factors such as heat, light, oil, perspiration, or dryness. Use as a reminder that "this, too, shall pass.
Similarly in India, Mother Kali continually ruled the Wheel of Time Kalacakrawhere all the life-breath of the world was fixed "even as the spokes of a wheel are held fast in the hub. It talks about nature and objects that come from it like stones, plants, shells. There are many line drawings to illustrate what many of the symbols look like. Altars and tombstones were decorated with wheels.
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I have never had any contact with anyone associated with this book. In Arabia it was believed that the stone would warn of approaching danger by changing its color. 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.
The Universal Flower of Life - The most important and sacred pattern in the universe. While serving on a local hotline helping battered women and pregnant teens in the mids, she became interested in feminism.
The Etruscans called the Wheel-goddess Vortumna, She Who Turns the Year, and the Romans altered The womans dictionary of symbols and sacred objects book name to Fortuna, the Goddess whose constantly turning heavenly wheel marked all the seasons and the fates of men.
The color of some varieties can in fact be changed by environmental factors such as heat, light, oil, perspiration, or dryness. This is the source of all that exists. Tongue In Asia, the extended tongue was a sign of The womans dictionary of symbols and sacred objects book as the tongue between the lips imitated the sacred lingam-yoni: male within female genital.
Altars and tombstones were decorated with wheels. New York: Penguin Books,p. Hebrew scriptures called the angels of the galaxy gel or "wheels," whose revolutions meant revelations: a concept not unrelated to the Hindu idea of the universe as a gigantic chariot carrying all gods and creatures on its wheels through an eternal round.
His mythical twelve labors represented the slow progress of the sun through the twelve zodiacal houses. Wheels were used as magical protective emblems on helmets, shields, weapons, and houses. Academic papers for school purposes may use information from this site only if the paper properly identifies the original article on Shira.
However, she believes that people, and women in particular, can use the image of the goddess in their day-to-day lives. European writers insisted that turquoise would at least soften the effects of a fall: "Whoever owns the true turquoise set in gold will not injure any of his limbs when he falls, whether he be riding or walking, so long as he has the stone with him.
This book is one of the works that was published in that genre of feminist spirituality. Use as a reminder that "this, too, shall pass. You're looking for a book that's easy to pick up for just a few minutes then put down, as when waiting at a doctor's office.
Small wheels, as models of the cosmos, accompanied the dead into their graves. Walker wrote this book to make us understand how the symbols that surround us are often related to women. I enjoy thumbing through it and reading segments, but I'd want to fact-check the information I find in it with information from other, better-documented sources before relying on it as a source of knowledge.
Turks greatly prized it as an amulet, calling it Fayruz, the lucky stone. She is the keep of wisdom and all magical powers on earth with deep connection to the moon, tides, and waters.
Carolyn Boyd's story, Womens' First Prayer to Goddessis a delightful expression of what feminist spirituality is all about.
Fortune's wheel, which remains popular to this day, sometimes had six spokes, sometimes eight, the latter apparently modeled on the Hindu dharma wheel. 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.
I learned a great deal about ancient myths and legends simply by thumbing through this book and reading entries at random.
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All rights reserved.Woman's Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects, Paperback by Walker, Barbara G., ISBNISBNBrand New, Free shipping in the US Identifies symbolic motifs, sacred objects, rituals, and deities' signs, and explains the symbolic meaning of animals, birds, insects, flowers, plants, trees, and minerals/5(3).
Aug 28, · The best book is Barbara G Walker's "Woman's Dictionary of Symbols & Sacred Objects" - even though she is rabidly anti male and anti Christian! Next best is Carl G Liungman's "Dictionary of Symbols" though he has an elaborate 'group' system that is confusing.
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Walker, which is a reference book that describes the origins and uses of certain images as symbols.