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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 (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 (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
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 (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 (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 (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 (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
The Word at Face Value - An abridged account of Dogon cosmology By Chukwunyere Kamalu
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This is an abridgement, with commentary, of an original account of the beginnings of the Universe, by an African people, specifically, the Dogon sages of Mali, in West Africa, first titled "The... More > Pale Fox" and written by the French anthropologists, Marcel Griaule and Germaine Dieterlen. The Dogon account is special, not only because of the sheer elegance of the Dogon worldview, but also because of its echoes of biblical theology, and (given that it comes out of a 700 year old tradition) its remarkable predictions of modern scientific knowledge. Take for instance their knowledge of Sirius B, not discovered by Western scientists until 1862; and Sirius C, indicated to exist by perturbations in the orbit of Sirius B around Sirius A discovered in 1995. How the Dogon without telescopes and other modern technology could have amassed such knowledge so long ago is still a mystery fervently debated today.< Less
Guiguzi 鬼谷子: On the Cosmological Axes of Chinese Persuasion [Hardcover Dissertation Reprint] By Daniel Coyle
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This dissertation consists of a philological and philosophical exploration of the Guiguzi 鬼谷子. It establishes the sinological background of the text through a detailed contextual... More > study and locates Guiguzi in the Chinese intellectual tradition. The research reveals that the Book of Master Guigu conceives a comprehensive “art of persuasion” by promoting an unassuaging efficacy within an early Daoist cosmological framework. [Hardcover reprint from the 2000 edition]< Less