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The Woman's Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects Paperback – 11 Dec 1995

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  • Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Pandora; New edition edition (11 Dec. 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0044409532
  • ISBN-13: 978-0044409533
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.4 x 4.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 283,505 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This fascinating guide to the history and mythology of female-related symbols features

• Unique organisation 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
• An 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).

BARBARA G. WALKER is a professional researcher and the author of numerous books, including 'The Women's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets'.

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The thing I love about this book is, no matter how many times you read it, you can pick it up and find something new every time it's opened. Along with the book by the same author, Myths and Secrets.
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This arrived in beautiful condition and I am so pleased to have it. We lost a couple hundred books in a house fire, and this is the only one I have replaced. It is a treasure-trove of information for the serious student of Women's ancient spiritual paths.
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