Ladders to Heaven

Author: Rachel Reuben

Publisher: Bttw Press

ISBN: 9780988598942

Category: Crown Heights (New York, N.Y.)

Page: 494

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"Five compelling coming-of-age characters live out this edgy, push-pull story that juxtaposes ultra-orthodox Judaism with the modern, secular world--a story that explores the boundaries of love, sexual identity, gender, faith, racism and violence."--Publisher description.

Ladders to Heaven

Author: Mike Shanahan

Publisher: Unbound Publishing

ISBN: 1783522372

Category: Nature

Page: 224

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"Irresistible" - Literary Review Fig trees have affected humanity in profound but little-known ways: they are wish-fulfillers, rainforest royalty, more precious than gold. Ladders to Heaven tells their incredible story. They fed our pre-human ancestors, influenced diverse cultures and played a key role in the birth of civilisation. More recently, they helped restore life after Krakatoa's catastrophic eruption and proved instrumental in Kenya's struggle for independence. Figs now sustain more species of bird and mammal than any other fruit – in a time of falling trees and rising temperatures, they offer hope. Theirs is a story about humanity's relationship with nature, as relevant to our past as it is to our future.

Northrop Frye on Religion

Excluding The Great Code and Words with Power

Author: Northrop Frye

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802079206

Category: Philosophy

Page: 432

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An annotated edition of Frye's writings on the Bible and religion over a period of57 years between 1933-1990. The overall variety of writings is wide, including major essays, addresses, sermons, editorials, and representative prayers and benedictions.

The Eternal Act of Creation

Essays, 1979-1990

Author: Northrop Frye

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253325167

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 188

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"... twelve essays in which this visionary literary critic speaks specifically to the eternal act of creation, addressing the incessant need for literary revisioning." --Studies in Religion These essays, four of which are published here for the first time, reveal one of the most extraordinary minds of our time engaging a wide range of literary, cultural, and religious issues. Frye gave these addresses during the last decade of his life, and they reveal this distinguished critic speaking with wit and wisdom about the permanent forms of human civilization and engaging in the eternal act of creation.

The Woman's Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects

Author: Barbara G. Walker

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062288873

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).

Shamanism

An Introduction

Author: Margaret Stutley

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415273183

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 134

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Unravelling the history, ideologies and rites of shamanism, Margaret Stutley provides an authoritative guide to one of the world's most ancient, notorious and frequently misrepresented spiritual traditions.

Mapping Medieval Geographies

Geographical Encounters in the Latin West and Beyond, 300–1600

Author: Keith D. Lilley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107783003

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Mapping Medieval Geographies explores the ways in which geographical knowledge, ideas and traditions were formed in Europe during the Middle Ages. Leading scholars reveal the connections between Islamic, Christian, Biblical and Classical geographical traditions from Antiquity to the later Middle Ages and Renaissance. The book is divided into two parts: Part I focuses on the notion of geographical tradition and charts the evolution of celestial and earthly geography in terms of its intellectual, visual and textual representations; whilst Part II explores geographical imaginations; that is to say, those 'imagined geographies' that came into being as a result of everyday spatial and spiritual experience. Bringing together approaches from art, literary studies, intellectual history and historical geography, this pioneering volume will be essential reading for scholars concerned with visual and textual modes of geographical representation and transmission, as well as the spaces and places of knowledge creation and consumption.

Women Writing Latin

Women Writing Latin in Roman Antiquity, Late Antiquity, and the Early Christian Era

Author: Laurie J. Churchill,Phyllis R. Brown,Jane E. Jeffrey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136742913

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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This book is part of a 3-volume anthology of women's writing in Latin from antiquity to the early modern era. Each volume provides texts, contexts, and translations of a wide variety of works produced by women, including dramatic, poetic, and devotional writing. Volume One covers the age of Roman Antiquity and early Christianity.