Encyclopedia of Earth Myths

Encyclopedia of Earth Myths

Author: Richard Leviton

Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing

ISBN: 1612832989

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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Richard Leviton has become the pre-eminent authority on sacred sites and visionary geography. Through books such as Signs on the Earth, The Emerald Modem, and The Galaxy on Earth he has explored both the personal and universal aspects of our connection to the planet. Now he shows in Encyclopedia of Earth Myths how many of the oldest and most evocative of the world's myths contain a secret about the Earth. They tell something vital about its make-up and history and our long-standing human relation to it. Encyclopedia of Earth Myths offers a unique blueprint for understanding world mythology. Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell tutored us in the psychological relevance of myths and the universality of their themes. Now Richard Leviton shows us how they reveal hidden clues about the Earth's spiritual landscape. Using clairvoyance and scholarship, Leviton examines 153 mythic topics in A-Z fashion drawn from 21 cultures to tease out their information about Earth's secret landscape. Each entry shows how something considered merely mythic--dragons, giants, the Minotaur, Holy Grail, Fountain of Youth, Golden Apples--actually decodes and illuminates the planet's esoteric make-up. Whether it's African, Tibetan, Native American, Hindu, Peruvian, Egyptian, Greek, or one of 14 other cultures, myths of many cultures all point to the planet. It's as if clues about the Earth's visionary geography have been scattered in all cultures, awaiting our retrieval and decoding. Encyclopedia of Earth Myths is also a practical tutorial for a new subject: our Earth. But this is virtually a new planet we're being introduced to here. The result is an essential reference for anyone interested in world mythology who wants to look beyond the cloak of mythic symbolism and see the world anew.
Encyclopedia of Earth Myths
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Richard Leviton
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-10-14 - Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing

Richard Leviton has become the pre-eminent authority on sacred sites and visionary geography. Through books such as Signs on the Earth, The Emerald Modem, and The Galaxy on Earth he has explored both the personal and universal aspects of our connection to the planet. Now he shows in Encyclopedia of
Dictionary of Nature Myths
Language: en
Pages: 284
Authors: Tamra Andrews
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

Comprehensive and cross-referenced, this informative volume is a rich introduction to the world of nature as experienced by ancient peoples around the globe. 51 halftones.
Encyclopedia of Creation Myths
Language: en
Pages: 330
Authors: David Adams Leeming, Professor of English & Comparative Literature David A Leeming, Margaret Adams Leeming
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994 - Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated

In encyclopedic format, this book presents creations myths, beliefs of ancient civilizations around the world, including Greeks, Romans, and others.
Encyclopedia of Giants and Humanoids in Myth, Legend and Folklore
Language: en
Pages: 212
Authors: Theresa Bane
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-12 - Publisher: McFarland

Every culture has in its folklore and mythology beings of immense size and strength, as well as other preternatural humanoids great or small who walk among us, serving the divine or fulfilling their own agendas. This book catalogs the lore and legends of more than 1,000 different humanoid species and
Encyclopedia of Beasts and Monsters in Myth, Legend and Folklore
Language: en
Pages: 428
Authors: Theresa Bane
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-25 - Publisher: McFarland

Here there be dragons--this notation was often made on ancient maps to indicate the edges of the known world and what lay beyond. Heroes who ventured there were only as great as the beasts they encountered. This encyclopedia contains more than 2,200 monsters of myth and folklore, who both made