Sacred Signs & Symbols

Author: Sherrie Dillard

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738752143

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 264

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Improve your life by embracing the guidance that Spirit sends you each day. Everyone receives sacred signs, messages, and synchronicities, but we don't always notice or know how to interpret them. With Sacred Signs & Symbols, you'll develop the ability to recognize, understand, and be guided by the signs all around you. Featuring a glossary of hundreds of signs and their meanings, this comprehensive guide helps you build a personal oracle system for invoking messages in your daily life. Explore a variety of methods for increasing your awareness, including exercises and divination techniques that you can personalize to your needs. You'll also discover ways to connect with loved ones in the spirit realm and expand your perception of the world. No matter where you are or what you're doing, a loving, wise, spiritual presence is offering you advice and comfort through divine messages. Praise: "Sacred Signs & Symbols is a wonderfully grounded and inspiring guide to connecting with the divine in your daily life. With helpful background information, numerous examples, an extensive signs glossary, and Sherrie's beautiful personal insights, this book is a true treasure for your spiritual journey."—Laurie Bonser, author of The Law of Attraction Meets Financial Stewardship "Sherrie Dillard has managed to translate the language of the Universe to everyone in such a simple yet powerful way, so that we can all understand it...[Sacred Signs & Symbols is] an amazing translation of the vibrational language of the Universe."—Nianell, multi-award winning singer-songwriter and author of Knowing Who I Am
Symbols of the Sacred

Author: Louis K. Dupré

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 080284748X

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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Symbols of the Sacred gathers four classic essays by Louis Dupr on the role of symbols in our understanding of the sacred and on their fundamental importance to religious consciousness. A leading philosopher of religion, Dupr here discusses the nature of religious symbols, the importance of language for capturing symbolic meaning, the ancient link between art and expressions of the sacred, and the vital relationship between religious symbol and myth. The volume concludes with a powerful reflection on the innate capacity of human minds to grasp the transcendent. Elegantly expressed, conversant with a wide range of thinkers, and marked by a lifetime of reflection on the subject, Symbols of the Sacred offers profound insights into the religious dimension of human life.
Symbols of Sacred Science

Author: René Guénon

Publisher: Sophia Perennis

ISBN: 0900588772

Category: Religion

Page: 478

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In Symbols of Sacred Science, Guénon, a master of precise, even 'mathematical' metaphysical exposition, reveals himself as a consummate exegete of myth and symbolism as well, superior in many ways to Mircea Eliade, and comparable perhaps only to his respected friend Ananda K. Coomaraswamy. This extraordinary text unveils the cosmological meanings of root symbols organized under such general headings as: The Center of the World, Cyclic Manifestation, Symboic Weapons, Axial Symbolism and the Symbolsim of Passage, The Symbolism of Building, and The Symbolism of the Heart. Far more than a simple catalogue of myths and symbols from many traditions, Symbols of the Sacred Science lays the foundation for a universal esoteric symbology. In this work, Guénon demonstrates the fundamental unity-across all cultures and ages-of the images with which the Absolute clothes itself in its cosmic self-revelation.
The Woman's Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects

Author: Barbara G. Walker

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062288875

Category: Reference

Page: 576

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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).
Sacred Symbol Magic

Author: Sarah Bartlett

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 9781578637386

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 67

View: 298

"Since the dawn of humanity, all cultures have created sacred symbols drawn from nature, geometry, and mythology. These symbols are part of a secret lannguage that not only gives us meaning but also connects us to the divine nature of the universe. Using symbols in our daily lives can empower and improve all aspects of our well-being. Here is an exquisitely illustrated guide to 50 magical and spiritual symbols from a variety of cultures and spiritual traditions. Sacred Symbol Magic includes a concise description of each symbol's meaning, practical advice on working with each one, plus guidance on harnessing their power for your spiritual needs."--Back cover
Signs and Symbols of Primordial Man

Author: Albert Churchward

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 9781602067127

Category: Religion

Page: 568

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African people developed signs and symbols as a way of communicating and delivering messages. It is most unfortunate that most people who today are members of secret societies have no in-depth knowledge of the history of the society and the unifying role it played in the early intellectual life of the Nile Valley. It is through Churchward's examination of most of the known cultures of the people of his day that the signs and symbols of primodial man is revealed. At this juncture we need to be reminded that Nile Valley stretches over 4,000 miles into the body of Africa and that the creations of Nile Valley civilizations cannot be attributed only to that portion of North Africa that the Greeks called, "Egypt." The Nile river was the world's first great cultural highway, bringing people and cultures out of the body of inner Africa. This great cultural migration led to the peopling of Egypt. Making Egypt and composite civilization compromised of different African people who dwelled along the banks of the Nile river. The civilization that developed in Egypt was the culmination of civilization.
Sacred Hindu Symbols

Author: Gautam Chatterjee

Publisher: Abhinav Publications

ISBN: 8170173973

Category: Hindu symbolism

Page: 166

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Hinduism Is Not Merely A Religion But A Way Of Life. Hinduism, In Its Traverse Of Four Thousand Years, Has Accumulated Many A Belief And Practice, Which Encompass The Whole Socio-Religio-Cultural Life Of A Devout. Since The Mythological Past, Hinduism Is Studded With Varied Signs And Symptoms, Which Are Mystic In Character And Symbolic In Nature, And Are Also Sacred Symbols Of Spiritualism As Well. These Symbols Are The Sacred Rivers; Mystic Mantras Like Om And Gayatri; The Auspicious Symbol Of Swastika; The Shivalinga, Salagram Shila Or Sacred Stone Objects; Tripundra Tilaks Or Urdhapundra Tilaks- The Process Of Besmearing The Body With Different Marks Of Sandal Pastes; The Sacred Conch Or Sankha And Venerated Trees Which Have Medicinal Value And Spiritual Ethos Like Tulsi, Vata, Rudraksha, Etc. All These Are Part Of Modern Hinduism But To Many Devouts And Observers These Symbols Stand Enigmatic! Thus This Book Attempts To Explore And Unearth The Hidden Philosophy Of These Signs And Gauge The Socio-Scientific Base And Tries To Find Out The Real Meaning Of Ritualistic Methodologies Of These Symbols, Which Are The Great Objects Of Veneration Of The Hindus Down The Ages.
Sacred Symbols

Author: Robert Adkinson


ISBN: 0500514550

Category: Signs and symbols

Page: 792

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Throughout history, symbols have formed and shaped our mental and emotional statesand influenced our behavior. Robert Adkinson's compendium of religious, philosophical, and cultural emblems from a variety of contexts reveals the universal power of these elemental images, bridging the gap between languages and civilizations all over the world. With illuminating commentary, Adkinson positions each image within its cultural context, from the early societies of the Egyptians, the Celts, the Maya, who used visual metaphors to explain natural phenomena and illustrate concepts of good and evil, to the iconography of Buddhism, Taoism, and Christianity as found in art and architecture, concluding with the complexspiritual puzzles of the mandala, sacred sex, and the Tarot.
Principles of Sacred Liturgy

Author: Christopher Carstens

Publisher: LiturgyTrainingPublications

ISBN: 9781595250445

Category: Religion

Page: 370

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Jesus’ saving Paschal work continues today in the liturgy and sacraments. They have the power to sanctify and beatify those who engage the liturgy with proper minds and hearts. In this comprehensive and accessible book, Christopher Carstens opens up the ritual elements mystagogically: that is, he leads participants from what they can sense—a calendar day, a musical instrument, and word—to what is otherwise undetectable: Jesus Christ. He examines the core meaning of each liturgical element in creation, in the culture, in the Old Testament, in Christ, and in heaven. This book is an excellent resource for pastors, seminarians, permanent deacons and deacon candidates, lay ministers, and parish liturgy coordinators.