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Traditional Cosmology (4); The Global Mythology of Cosmic Creation and Destruction; volume: Disintegration (paperback) By Marinus Anthony van der Sluijs
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The present work, in 4 volumes, is a compendium of traditional cosmologies worldwide. The material includes the global mythology of creation and destruction, but also comprises information drawn from... More > other areas of traditional knowledge, ritual, iconography, shamanism, costume, and dance. Relying on original sources, universal points of agreement are identified, often on counter-intuitive ideas. These suggest a single template, a blueprint for a universal mythology of origins. In volume 4, the cosmos is seen to disintegrate through a number of catastrophic events. The cosmic axis is disrupted. The regions of the cosmos are freshly populated. Mythical beings depart from the earth and the mythical era is ended. The future is expected to bring a repetition of the past events of creation and destruction.< Less
Traditional Cosmology (1); The Global Mythology of Cosmic Creation and Destruction; volume: Preliminaries; Formation (paperback) By Marinus Anthony van der Sluijs
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The present work, in 4 volumes, is a compendium of traditional cosmologies worldwide. The material includes the global mythology of creation and destruction, but also comprises information drawn from... More > other areas of traditional knowledge, ritual, iconography, shamanism, costume, and dance. Relying on original sources, universal points of agreement are identified, often on counter-intuitive ideas. These suggest a single template, a blueprint for a universal mythology of origins. In volume 1, the cosmos is seen to develop from an original state of chaos, via the transitory stage of a fundamental enclosing particle, into a ‘sheet system’ of sky, atmosphere, earth and underworld, joined by the cosmic axis.< Less
Traditional Cosmology (2); The Global Mythology of Cosmic Creation and Destruction; volume: Functions (paperback) By Marinus Anthony van der Sluijs
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The present work, in 4 volumes, is a compendium of traditional cosmologies worldwide. The material includes the global mythology of creation and destruction, but also comprises information drawn from... More > other areas of traditional knowledge, ritual, iconography, shamanism, costume, and dance. Relying on original sources, universal points of agreement are identified, often on counter-intuitive ideas. These suggest a single template, a blueprint for a universal mythology of origins. Volume 2 offers an analysis of the basic properties of the cosmic axis. These include its role in cosmic stability, support and traffic; descriptions of the sky and the underworld at its extremities; its encompassing, peripheral or central geometry; its association with life; and its luminosity.< Less
Traditional Cosmology (3); The Global Mythology of Cosmic Creation and Destruction; volume: Differentiation (paperback) By Marinus Anthony van der Sluijs
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The present work, in 4 volumes, is a compendium of traditional cosmologies worldwide. The material includes the global mythology of creation and destruction, but also comprises information drawn from... More > other areas of traditional knowledge, ritual, iconography, shamanism, costume, and dance. Relying on original sources, universal points of agreement are identified, often on counter-intuitive ideas. These suggest a single template, a blueprint for a universal mythology of origins. In volume 3, the nascent cosmos is seen to fragment in a variety of ways. Concentric rings or windings, cardinal directions, and layered heavens and underworlds develop around the cosmic axis. The column or its extremities split into two or three. And holes are formed at the intersection of the column and the framework of the cosmos.< Less
Traditional Cosmology (4); The Global Mythology of Cosmic Creation and Destruction; volume: Disintegration (hardback) By Marinus Anthony van der Sluijs
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The present work, in 4 volumes, is a compendium of traditional cosmologies worldwide. The material includes the global mythology of creation and destruction, but also comprises information drawn from... More > other areas of traditional knowledge, ritual, iconography, shamanism, costume, and dance. Relying on original sources, universal points of agreement are identified, often on counter-intuitive ideas. These suggest a single template, a blueprint for a universal mythology of origins. In volume 4, the cosmos is seen to disintegrate through a number of catastrophic events. The cosmic axis is disrupted. The regions of the cosmos are freshly populated. Mythical beings depart from the earth and the mythical era is ended. The future is expected to bring a repetition of the past events of creation and destruction.< Less
Traditional Cosmology (3); The Global Mythology of Cosmic Creation and Destruction; volume: Differentiation (hardback) By Marinus Anthony van der Sluijs
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The present work, in 4 volumes, is a compendium of traditional cosmologies worldwide. The material includes the global mythology of creation and destruction, but also comprises information drawn from... More > other areas of traditional knowledge, ritual, iconography, shamanism, costume, and dance. Relying on original sources, universal points of agreement are identified, often on counter-intuitive ideas. These suggest a single template, a blueprint for a universal mythology of origins. In volume 3, the nascent cosmos is seen to fragment in a variety of ways. Concentric rings or windings, cardinal directions, and layered heavens and underworlds develop around the cosmic axis. The column or its extremities split into two or three. And holes are formed at the intersection of the column and the framework of the cosmos.< Less
Traditional Cosmology (2); The Global Mythology of Cosmic Creation and Destruction; volume: Functions (hardback) By Marinus Anthony van der Sluijs
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The present work, in 4 volumes, is a compendium of traditional cosmologies worldwide. The material includes the global mythology of creation and destruction, but also comprises information drawn from... More > other areas of traditional knowledge, ritual, iconography, shamanism, costume, and dance. Relying on original sources, universal points of agreement are identified, often on counter-intuitive ideas. These suggest a single template, a blueprint for a universal mythology of origins. Volume 2 offers an analysis of the basic properties of the cosmic axis. These include its role in cosmic stability, support and traffic; descriptions of the sky and the underworld at its extremities; its encompassing, peripheral or central geometry; its association with life; and its luminosity.< Less
Traditional Cosmology (1); The Global Mythology of Cosmic Creation and Destruction; volume: Preliminaries; Formation (hardback) By Marinus Anthony van der Sluijs
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The present work, in 4 volumes, is a compendium of traditional cosmologies worldwide. The material includes the global mythology of creation and destruction, but also comprises information drawn from... More > other areas of traditional knowledge, ritual, iconography, shamanism, costume, and dance. Relying on original sources, universal points of agreement are identified, often on counter-intuitive ideas. These suggest a single template, a blueprint for a universal mythology of origins. In volume 1, the cosmos is seen to develop from an original state of chaos, via the transitory stage of a fundamental enclosing particle, into a ‘sheet system’ of sky, atmosphere, earth and underworld, joined by the cosmic axis.< Less