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The Mythology of the Night Sky

By David E. Falkner
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Isbn : 9781461401377
  • Pages : 238
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 498
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The Mythology of the Night Sky is intended primarily for amateur astronomers who would like to know the mythology behind the names of constellations and planets. It deals with the 48 constellations identified by the ancient Greek astronomer Ptolemy, as well as all the planets of our solar system and their moons, which are named after Roman gods. To assist practical observers the book gives the location and description of each constellation, including named stars and deep-sky objects. Readers are encouraged to observe and image the constellations for themselves, and there is a lot of practical information in this book to help them along the way. In addition to providing a detailed (and mostly Greek) mythology of the constellations and the vast soap opera that was part of the Ancient Greek pantheon, this book also addresses the planets of the Solar System, which are named after the Roman - not Greek - gods.

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  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reads : 199
  • File Pdf: the-spiritual-science-of-the-stars.pdf

Book Summary:

The profound influence of ancient cosmologies on our ideas about the human spirit • Shows how ancient myths contain a sophisticated understanding of our relationship to the cosmos, derived from thousands of years of observation of the night sky • Explains how ideas of the mind and spirit are still entwined with these ancient cosmologies despite the disruptive effects of modern astronomy • Reveals how ancient ideas and contemporary cosmology might be combined into a new model for spiritual meaning Thousands of years before the first written records, humans were turning to the night sky as a source of meaning for existence and their place within it. The conclusions drawn from these observations are embodied in stories from across the world known as Creation Myths. Contrary to the popular belief that these myths were meant to explain the origins of the universe, Pete Stewart shows that they were actually designed to create a harmony and order in the lives of humans that reflected, in their society and architecture, the ordered patterns they saw evidenced in the sky. These ancient myths also record, in the story of “the separation of Heaven and Earth,” the discovery of a disastrous discord in this ancient harmony, which the mythmakers overcame by imagining a vastly expanded architecture, one in which the individual soul had a role to play in the evolution of the cosmos. Today science presents a similar challenge to our sense of meaning. Stewart explores how, by reexamining the myths of creation in this light, we can learn how contemporary cosmology might yield a new architecture for the spirit and how the ancient sense of being in the cosmos might be reconstructed for our age.

Myths and Folk-tales of the Russians, Western Slavs, and Magyars

By Jeremiah Curtin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Isbn : EAN:8596547025344
  • Pages : 330
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 559
  • File Pdf: myths-and-folk-tales-of-the-russians-western-slavs-and-magyars.pdf

Book Summary:

The book presents 32 tales are derived from sources in Russia and nearby regions. Here, you will find fascinating characters like talking animals, adventurous young men and maidens, wicked witches, spirits, and other magical creatures. The book starts with an informative introduction by an expert in Slavic cultures who highlights the anthropological significance of these enchanting tales.

The Soul of the Night

By Chet Raymo
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cowley Publications
  • Isbn : 1461660750
  • Pages : 209
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 649
  • File Pdf: the-soul-of-the-night.pdf

Book Summary:

Probing the depths of science and faith, scientist Chet Raymo investigates the mysteries of human spirituality and meaning contained in astronomy. Ranging through the stars and the myths humans have told about them for millennia, Raymo delves into “a pilgrimage in quest of the soul of the night.” Chet Raymo's elegant essays link the mysterious phenomena of the night sky with the human mind and spirit, as he ranges through the realms of mythology, literature, religion, history, and anthropology. Originally published two decades ago, The Soul of the Night is a classic work that is a must for those interested in the relationship between science and faith.

The Poetics of Myth

By Eleazar M. Meletinsky
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1136749284
  • Pages : 516
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 288
  • File Pdf: the-poetics-of-myth.pdf

Book Summary:

'Serious students will savor Meletinsky's rich and complex book. The opening section alone is valuable for its erudite examination of modern theory about myth, with special attention to Levi-Strauss and the structuralists. Meletinsky grasps the essentials of theories he discusses and makes clear distinctions between them Highly recommended for upper division undergraduates, graduate students and teachers/scholars of myth.' - Choice

Encyclopedia of Fairies in World Folklore and Mythology

By Theresa Bane
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 1476612420
  • Pages : 428
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 966
  • File Pdf: encyclopedia-of-fairies-in-world-folklore-and-mythology.pdf

Book Summary:

Fairies have been revered and feared, sometimes simultaneously, throughout recorded history. This encyclopedia of concise entries, from the A-senee-ki-waku of northeastern North America to the Zips of Central America and Mexico, includes more than 2,500 individual beings and species of fairy and nature spirits from a wide range of mythologies and religions from all over the globe.

Myths and Dreams

By Edward Clodd
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Isbn : EAN:8596547063223
  • Pages : 167
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 264
  • File Pdf: myths-and-dreams.pdf

Book Summary:

Myths and Dreams is a work by Edward Clodd. It showcases how dreams and mythologies informed young civilization's understanding of the physical realm as well as society's faith in the mystical over a longer time.

Curious Myths of the Middle Ages

By Sabine Baring-Gould
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Isbn : 0486123529
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 487
  • File Pdf: curious-myths-of-the-middle-ages.pdf

Book Summary:

Compilation of tales surrounding such legendary figures as William Tell and the Man in the Moon, plus essays on their mythological, historical origins. 5 plates of illustrations; 11 line drawings.

The Atum-Re Revival

By Melusine Draco
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
  • Isbn : 1780994389
  • Pages : 281
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reads : 558
  • File Pdf: the-atum-re-revival.pdf

Book Summary:

An interest in the magic, religion and spirituality of the ancient Egyptians continues to increase steadily as people begin to realise that it is possible to follow this ancient tradition in the 21st century. The Egyptian religion is the oldest recorded belief system in the world, having just entered its sixth millennium - and it still can still teach us how to live today in both earthly and cosmic harmony.