The Woman's Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects
Barbara G. Walker
This interesting consultant to the historical past and mythology of woman-related symbols features:
- distinctive association by means of form of image or kind of sacred item
- 21 assorted sections together with around and Oval Motifs, Sacred gadgets, Secular-Sacred items, Rituals, Deities' indicators, Supernaturals, physique elements, Nature, Birds, vegetation, Minerals, Stones and Shells, and extra
- Introductory essays for every part
- 753 entries and 636 illustrations
- Alphabetical index for simple reference
Three-Rayed sunlight The sunlight suspended in heaven via 3 powers, maybe the Triple Goddess who gave beginning to it (see Three-Way Motifs).
Corn Dolly An embodiment of the harvest to be set within the middle of the harvest dance, or fed to the livestock to `make them thrive yr around' (see Secular-Sacred Objects).
Tongue In Asia, the prolonged tongue used to be an indication of life-force because the tongue among the lips imitated the sacred lingam-yoni: male inside girl genital. protruding the tongue remains to be a well mannered signal of greeting in northern India and Tibet (see physique Parts).
Cosmic Egg In precedent days the primeval universe-or the nice Mother-took the shape of an egg. It carried all numbers and letters inside an ellipse, to teach that every little thing is contained inside of one shape at first (see around and Oval Motifs).
Mysterious incident happened in 415 B.C.-at the peak of a truly patriar- guy should still flavor human flesh and drink · the blood of guys of his personal genus chal period-in Athens, the place public and species, and by means of so doing must have thoroughfares have been secure via thousands everlasting life." however, this symbolism of herms. The evening earlier than the Athenians have been to release an day trip opposed to Sicily used to be what got here to be often called the ninety two SACRED gadgets IDOL of Quetzalcoatl as "Lord of existence" was once.
Of the basic team spirit of all peoples, creatures, and nature in this earth. we have to fix the belief of the good around, earlier than our linear, "power~over" attitude destroys not just the idea that of lifestyles all jointly, yet even the actual fact of existence altogether. we haven't many locations left from which to start. the traditional symbolism of roundness might b~one of them. 2 around AND OVAL MOTIFS AUREOLE Buddhist, 2nd-3rd century A.D. . - BLACK solar · airy gentle because the stars, which got here Aureole (Aura).
Away, to go away, to provide in, to desist, to take flight, to get out (twice), to retire (twice), to move out (four times), to go away (six times), to offer means (seven times), to be uprooted and expelled, and to be positioned to 178 flight now. but these kind of dismissals are interspersed with rhetorical questions exhibiting that the creature isn't pushed aside: Why do you remain? Why do you face up to? Why dare refuse? the entire foregoing instructions are reinforced up via the Mysteries of the Incarnation; the soreness, Death,.
Women's saliva "a nice or making a song was once the standard demeanour of casting medicine," besides the opposite divine spells and calling spirits up from the yin juices, breast milk and menstrual underworld or down from heaven, as prac- .. blood.! The healing strength of girl saticed by means of the Roman priestesses known as !iva used to be stated on an Assyrian clay carmentes, the singers of carmen (holy pill: ailments of the attention might be cured songs). that they had their very own Goddess, through the saliva and milk of a temple.
Claimed that males might impregnate cantations and enchantments have been regularly linked to girls as former holders of the ''words of power." L Potter & Sargent, forty nine. RITUALS 2. Trachtenberg, one hundred fifteen. 185 / each other (spiritually) through kissing: "For it truly is through a kiss that the ideal conceive and provides start . . . we obtain perception from the grace that's in every one other." three I. Rawson, E.A.E., 2341 2. Gifford, sixty three, a hundred and twenty. three. Robinson, one hundred thirty five. . used to be born in August was once no longer a connection with a true birthday,.