Download E-books Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization PDF

By Heinrich Robert Zimmer

This e-book translates for the Western brain the main motifs of India's legend, fantasy, and folklore, taken at once from the Sanskrit, and illustrated with seventy plates of Indian artwork. it truly is essentially an advent to image-thinking and picture-reading in Indian artwork and suggestion, and it seeks to make the profound Hindu and Buddhist intuitions of the riddles of existence and demise recognizable no longer only as Oriental yet as common elements.

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Download E-books Grimms' Tales for Young and Old: The Complete Stories PDF

By Ralph Manheim

Ralph Manheim, the hugely acclaimed and  prize-winning translator, has rediscovered within the original  German variations of the Grimms' works the  unadorned, direct rhythm of the oral shape during which they  were first recorded.

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Download E-books The Element Encyclopedia of Magical Creatures: The Ultimate A-Z of Fantastic Beings From Myth and Magic PDF

By John Matthews, Caitlin Matthews

The latest access within the renowned Element Encyclopedia sequence spans the globe and the a long time to offer a banquet of magical beasts, either general and infrequent. Populating this final reference is a number of exceptional creatures, lots of that have stirred our mind's eye for the reason that early life; they arrive from fairytales and myths, and from liked writers equivalent to the Brothers Grimm, Lewis Carroll, J.R.R. Tolkien, and J.K Rowling. each one access delves into folklore and historical past to bare such secrets and techniques as why dragons shield the elements, tips to make mermen chortle, and the way a gradual lizard fee people the present of everlasting existence. From chinese language dragons to Norwegian sea monsters, banshees to griffins, cherufes to lampaluguas, each incredible determine will get its due.

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Download E-books Sweet Shadows (Sweet Venom) PDF

By Tera Lynn Childs

The action-packed moment booklet of Tera Lynn Childs's Greek mythology–based candy Venom trilogy is ideal for teenager enthusiasts of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series.

Three teenage descendants of Medusa needs to determine the place their destiny will take them. The warring factions one of the gods of Olympus are coming for them, the creatures of the abyss are pushing into San Francisco, and the lads of their lives are hiding risky secrets.

Gretchen has fought the monsters the longest, yet instructing the ladies the ropes is tough. Can she depend on Grace and Greer, or perhaps belief herself to maintain them secure? Greer has urgent social commitments and little time to coach her newfound powers. yet her moment sight will not depart her on my own. Grace is anxious approximately her brother, Thane, who has disappeared. His secrets and techniques may have to do with the history the triplets share.

How can the women include the shadows in their legacy?

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Download E-books Vasi??ha's Yoga PDF

By Venkatesananda

Containing the directions of the sage Vasistha to Lord Rama, this scripture is stuffed with intricately woven stories, the sort an excellent instructor may perhaps inform to carry the curiosity of a student.

Yoga Vasistha (Sanskrit: योग-वासिष्ठ) (also often called Vasistha's Yoga) is a Hindu religious textual content often attributed to Valmiki. It recounts a discourse of the sage Vasistha to a tender Prince Rama, in the course of a interval whilst the latter is in a dejected nation. The contents of Vasistha's educating to Rama is linked to Advaita Vedanta, the illusory nature of the occur international and the primary of non-duality. The publication has been dated among the eleventh and 14th century advert) and is usually considered as one of many longest texts in Sanskrit (after the Mahabharata) and an incredible textual content of Yoga. The e-book includes approximately 32,000 shlokas (lines), together with quite a few brief tales and anecdotes used to assist illustrate its content material. when it comes to Hindu mythology, the dialog within the Yoga Vasishta occurs chronologically sooner than the Ramayana.

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Download E-books The Epic of the Kings: Shah-Nama, the national epic of Persia PDF

By Ferdowsi

Translated via Reuben Levy

‘Among the numerous nationwide poets of historic Persia, Ferdowsi may be the greatest...In this brilliant translation of the epic, the Western reader wouldn't fail to figure transparent equivalents of chapters in Genesis, The Odyssey, Paradise misplaced or the Canterbury Tales.’ Islamic Review
The Shah-nama is the nationwide epic poem of Persia. Written within the 10th century it comprises the country’s myths, legends and old memories. This version makes to be had a helpful prose translation identifying the main consultant components of the unique together with the tales of Rustum, the large hero and his son Sohrab.

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Download E-books The Mystery of the Coniunctio: Alchemical Image of Individuation (Studies in Jungian Psychology By Jungian Analysts) PDF

By Edward F. Edinger

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"I notion the Rosarium essay specifically was once very sincerely written and lots more and plenty more uncomplicated to appreciate than analyzing from Jung's exposition. I'm speedy changing into an Edinger fan."

"If you will have a short, transparent and concise rationalization of a few important options in Jung's writings on alchemy you actually can't beat this book."

The coniunctio is the outcome of the alchemical technique while eventually the opposites are effectively united. The mental parallel, the construction of conscious-ness that is going hand in hand with the method of individuation, is the topic of Jung's final significant paintings, Mysterium Coniunctionis. the following Dr. Edward Edinger demystifies either the coniunctio and Jung's writings approximately it, in lectures: "An advent to Jung's Mysterium Coniunctionis" and "A mental Interpretation of the Rosarium Pictures" - the interesting sequence of ten alchemical drawings on which Jung established his vital paintings. -- Midwest publication evaluation

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Download E-books A Commentary on Herodotus Books I-IV PDF

By David Asheri

Herodotus, one of many earliest and maximum of Western prose authors, set out within the past due 5th century BC to explain the area as he knew it - its peoples and their achievements, including the motives and process the nice wars that introduced the Greek towns into clash with the empires of the close to East. each one next iteration of historians has sought to exploit his textual content and to degree their wisdom of those cultures opposed to his phrases.

This remark by means of top students, initially released in Italian, has been totally revised by means of the unique authors and has now been edited for English-speaking readers via O. Murray and A. Moreno. it's designed to be used along the Oxford Classical textual content of Herodotus, and should substitute the century-old ancient observation of ways and Wells (1912) because the so much authoritative account of recent scholarship on Herodotus.

Books I-IV conceal the background and cultures of Lydia, Egypt, Persia, and the nomads of Scythia and North Africa, of their contacts with the Greeks from legendary instances to the beginning of the 5th century BC; those subject matters, with many digressions, are woven into an account of the growth of the Persian Empire and its family members with the Greeks.

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Download E-books Bloodtide PDF

London is in ruins, within the fingers of 2 warring households of ganglords, the Volsons and the Conors. To cement a truce among the 2 households Val Volson deals Conor the hand of his 14 yr outdated daughter Signy. the marriage ceremonial dinner is disrupted by means of the dramatic coming to lifetime of a mysterious one eyed prisoner. the folk are in doubtless that it's the god Odin, come to play a component within the affairs of fellows.

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Download E-books Myths and legends explained: the world's most enduring myths and legends explored and explained PDF

By Neil Philip

Taking an unique photographic method of glance intimately at sure issues, those 4 attention-grabbing books supply deeper realizing and richer delight in the worlds of structure, paintings, recognized artists, and myths and legends.
Looks into myths and legends of cultures from historical Greece to Aboriginal Australia
Clear, informative textual content is helping readers comprehend and enjoy the area of mythology
Features gloriously reproduced artistic endeavors and artifacts
One of the world's prime specialists on mythology and folklore, Neil Philip, Ph.D. has written greater than 30 books, together with DK's The Illustrated booklet of Myths

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