The Mirror of Dharma

How to Find the Real Meaning of Human Life

Author: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Publisher: Tharpa Publications Us

ISBN: 9781910368800

Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

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This book gives practical advice on how we can solve our daily problems of uncontrolled desire, anger and ignorance, and how to make our human life meaningful.

The Book of Symbols

Author: Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism

Publisher: Taschen America Llc

ISBN: 9783836514484

Category: Art

Page: 807

View: 8037


Offers photograph illustrations and essays on numerous symbols and symbolic imagery, exploring their archetypal meanings as well as cultural and historical context for how different groups have interpreted them.

The Vigilant Citizen 2018 Volume 3: Movies and TV

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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In-depth analysis of popular movies, highlighting their agenda and occult symbolism. Contents: 1. The Occult Roots of The Wizard of Oz 2. The Esoteric Interpretation of Pinocchio 3. The Occult Symbolism of Movie “Metropolis” and its Importance in Pop Culture 4. “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” and Heath Ledger’s Sacrifice 5. The Esoteric Interpretation of “Pan’s Labyrinth” 6. How the Animated Series G.I. Joe Predicted Today’s Illuminati Agenda 7. Josie and the Pussycats: Blueprint of the Mind Control Music Industry 8. The Occult Interpretation of the Movie “Black Swan” and Its Message on Show Business 9. Roman Polanski’s “Rosemary’s Baby” and the Dark Side of Hollywood 10. The Occult Symbolism of the 2012 Olympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies 11. “Sucker Punch” or How to Make Monarch Mind Control Sexy 12. “Labyrinth” Starring David Bowie: A Blueprint to Mind Control 13. ‘Contagion’ or How Disaster Movies “Educate” the Masses 14. “They Live”, the Weird Movie With a Powerful Message 15. The Hidden Symbolic Meaning of the Movie “2012” 16. The Movie “Videodrome” and The Horror of Mass Media 17. The Hidden Meaning of the Movie “Coraline” 18. The Esoteric Meaning of the Movie “Prisoners” 19. The Deeper Meaning of “True Detective” – Season One 20. The Hidden Symbolism of “Stranger Things” 21. “Noah”: A Biblical Tale Rewritten to Push an Agenda 22. The Esoteric Symbolism of the Viral Video “I, Pet Goat II” 23. “The Neon Demon” Reveals The True Face of the Occult Elite 24. “Return to Oz” : A Creepy Disney Movie That is Clearly About Mind Control 25. “Prometheus”: A Movie About Alien Nephilim and Esoteric Enlightenment 26. The Opening Ceremony of the World’s Largest Tunnel Was a Bizarre Occult Ritual 27. “Starry Eyes” : A Movie About the Occult Hollywood Elite – and How it Truly Works 28. “Hide and Seek”: The Most Blatant Movie About Monarch Mind Control Ever? 29. “Kingsman: The Secret Service” or How to Sell the Occult Elite to the Youth 30. The Hidden (And Not So Hidden) Messages in Stanley Kubrick’s “Eyes Wide Shut” (pt. I) 31. The Hidden (And Not So Hidden) Messages in Stanley Kubrick’s “Eyes Wide Shut” (pt. II) 32. The Hidden (And Not So Hidden) Messages in Stanley Kubrick’s “Eyes Wide Shut” (pt. III) 33. “American Ultra”: Another Attempt at Making MKULTRA Cool 34. “Spectre” is About James Bond Being a Tool of the Occult Elite 35. The Esoteric Interpretation of the Movie “9”: Heralding the Age of Horus 36. “The Cabin in the Woods”: A Movie Celebrating the Elite’s Ritual Sacrifices 37. The Sinister Meaning of “Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared” 38. “That Poppy” : The YouTube Star Under Illuminati Mind Control 39. Something is Terribly Wrong With Many “Kids” Videos on YouTube

Japanese Gardens

Symbolism and Design

Author: Seiko Goto,Takahiro Naka

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317411641

Category: Gardening

Page: 194

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The unique beauty of the Japanese garden stems from its spirituality and rich symbolism, yet most discussions on this kind of garden rarely provide more than a superficial overview. This book takes a thorough look at the process of designing a Japanese garden, placing it in a historical and philosophical context. Goto and Naka, both academic experts in Japanese garden history and design, explore: The themes and usage of the Japanese garden Common garden types such as tea and Zen gardens Key maintenance techniques and issues. Featuring beautiful, full-colour images and a glossary of essential Japanese terms, this book will dramatically transform your understanding of the Japanese garden as a cultural treasure.

Gleaming Coffins. Iconography and Symbolism in Theban Coffin Decoration (21st Dynasty)

Vol. I: the sheltering sky

Author: Rogério Sousa

Publisher: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra / Coimbra University Press

ISBN: 9892615883

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 304

View: 3619


Egyptian coffin decoration is a complex and multidimensional phenomenon with its own history and evolution. ‘Yellow’ coffins were crafted in Thebes during a particular critical period in the Egyptian History, witnessing to a situation of political unrest and severe economic scarcity affecting Egypt, the Near East and the Mediterranean. And yet, there is no evidence for a decline in the production of these outstanding funerary artefacts. On the contrary, the corpus of ‘yellow’ coffins outnumbers the previous types of Egyptian anthropoid containers and stands out among the most complex and sophisticated objects ever crafted in the Ancient World. Besides this historical paradox, the ‘yellow’ corpus presents important epistemological challenges for our understanding of Egyptian material culture: what kind of space is created within the walls and forms of an anthropoid coffin? What role plays variability and change in this process? Last but not the least, can we understand the meaning behind the multiple shapes and endless variations adopted in coffin decoration during this period? This book addresses these questions presenting the results of a comparative study on coffin decoration involving an extensive sample of objects from the ‘yellow’ corpus dispersed in museums around the world. The results of this study reveal the principles of composition that ruled the work of the ancient Theban craftsmen and show how important coffin decoration was for the Theban priesthood of Amun to convey their own corporative values.

The Dream Bird

Author: Aleesah Darlison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781925563337


Page: N.A

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Once upon a time in a faraway land there lived the rarest of rare birds. The Dream Bird.George is a day child. He rollicks and romps in the light. But at night, George just can¿t seem to get to sleep. That is, until Gran tells him a bedtime story about a magical bird who sings children to sleep.Will the Dream Bird's magic work on George? A stunning bedtime book that will enchant readers young and old.


Author: Günter Berghaus,Domenico Pietropaolo,Beatrice Sica

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110575361

Category: Art

Page: 550

View: 454


The eighth volume of the International Yearbook of Futurism Studies is again an open issue and presents in its first section new research into the international impact of Futurism on artists and artistic movements in France, Great Britain, Hungary and Sweden. This is followed by a study that investigates a variety of Futurist inspired developments in architecture, and an essay that demonstrates that the Futurist heritage was far from forgotten after the Second World War. These papers show how a wealth of connections linked Futurism with Archigram, Metabolism, Archizoom and Deconstructivism, as well as the Nuclear Art movement, Spatialism, Environmental Art, Neon Art, Kinetic Art and many other trends of the 1960s and 70s. The second section focuses on Futurism and Science and contains a number of papers that were first presented atthe fifth bi-annual conference of the European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies (EAM), held on 1–3 June 2016 in Rennes. They investigate the impact of science on Futurist aesthetics and the Futurist quest for a new perception and rational understanding of the world, as well as the movement’s connection with the esoteric domain, especially in the field of theosophy, the Hermetic tradition, Gnostic mysticism and a whole phalanx of Spiritualist beliefs. The Archive section offers a survey of collections and archives in Northern Italy that are concerned with Futurist ceramics, and a report on the Fondazione Primo Conti in Fiesole, established in April 1980 as a museum, library and archive devoted to the documentation of the international avant-garde, and to Italian Futurism in particular. A review section dedicated to exhibitions, conferences and publications is followed by an annual bibliography of international Futurism studies, exhibition catalogues, special issues of periodicals and new editions.

On Symbolism and Symbolisation

The Work of Freud, Durkheim and Mauss

Author: ric Smadja

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780815357209

Category: Signs and symbols

Page: 128

View: 1978


In On Symbolism and Symbolisation: The Work of Freud, Durkheim and Mauss, Éric Smadja returns to the end of the 19th century and explores how the concepts of symbolism and symbolisation have been discussed among theorists, and how this discussion has developed and revolutionised the human sciences as we know them today. Uniquely, he connects three key thinkers of psychoanalysis, sociology and ethnology - Freud, Durkheim and Mauss - and discusses how their diverse epistemological paths blend and have consequently shaped our representation of humanity, society and culture in the 20th and 21st centuries. In this innovative work, Smadja provides a complete biographical journey of these three influential founders, beginning with a dedicated chapter on Freud, followed by Durkheim and then Mauss. He explains each of their revolutionary creations - Freud's psychoanalysis, Durkheim's French school of sociology and Mauss's modern French ethnology - before exploring their ground-breaking, yet differing, conceptions of symbolism and symbolisation, offering a discussion of specific and common aspects detected between these conceptions. In his conclusions, Smadja focusses on France to examine what became of their thoughts after the second half of the 20th century. He inspects the fields of French anthropology, sociology and psychoanalysis: Lévi-Strauss and his structuralist revolution, his colleagues Françoise Héritier and Maurice Godelier, Pierre Bourdieu, who was an ethnologist before becoming a sociologist, and, of course, Lacan. On Symbolism and Symbolisation: The Work of Freud, Durkheim and Mauss is a pioneering work that will appeal to psychoanalysts in practice and in training, and to academics and students of psychology, anthropology, sociology, philosophy and the history of ideas. It will also be of interest to anyone wanting to learn more about the life and work of these three major theorists and the connections between the human and social sciences.

ECEL 2018 17th European Conference on e-Learning

Author: N.A

Publisher: Academic Conferences and publishing limited

ISBN: 1912764083


Page: N.A

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The European Conference on e-Learning was established 17 years ago. It has been held in France, Portugal, England, The Netherlands, Greece and Denmark to mention only a few of the countries who have hosted it. ECEL is generally attended by participants from more than 40 countries and attracts an interesting combination of academic scholars, practitioners and individuals who are engaged in various aspects of e-Learning. Among other journals, the Electronic Journal of e-Learning publishes a special edition of the best papers presented at this conference.

New York City SHSAT Prep 2017-2018

400+ Practice Questions

Author: Kaplan Test Prep

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1506221432

Category: Study Aids

Page: 588

View: 7790


Kaplan's New York City SHSAT Prep 2017-2018 provides the most up-to-date content to help you succeed on the new Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT). The exam is changing for the first time in 20 years, and Kaplan's realistic practice, answer explanations, and expert review will help you face the SHSAT with confidence when the new test takes effect in October. Kaplan is so certain that New York City SHSAT Prep 2017-2018 offers all the guidance you need to excel on the test that we guarantee it: After studying with our book, you'll score higher on the new SHSAT—or you'll get your money back. The Best Review The most up-to-date information about the content, format, and timing of the new SHSAT Two full-length practice tests with detailed answer explanations for each question More than 400 realistic practice questions that cover every concept tested Proven score-raising strategies with emphasis on improving math and verbal skills Expert Guidance Kaplan's expert psychometricians make sure our practice questions and study materials are true to the test. We invented test prep—Kaplan ( has been helping students for almost 80 years, and more than 95% of our students get into their top-choice schools. Our proven strategies have helped legions of students achieve their dreams. Our guide to the redesigned SHSAT can help eighth- and ninth-grade NYC students gain admission to a specialized high school such as Stuyvesant High School; Bronx High School of Science; Brooklyn Technical High School; Brooklyn Latin School; High School for Math, Science, and Engineering at City College; High School of American Studies at Lehman College; Queens High School for the Sciences at York College; or Staten Island Technical High School. The previous edition of this book was titled New York City SHSAT 2017.

The Vigilant Citizen 2018 Volume 4: Sinister Sites

Author: N.A

Publisher: The Vigilant Citizen



Page: N.A

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Discover the profound symbolism embedded in famous monument across the world. Understand how those in power communicate their true philosophy through symbols that are hidden in plain sight. Contents: 1. Sinister Sites – The Denver International Airport 2. Sinister Sites – The EU Parliament 3. Sinister Sites – St. John The Divine Cathedral 4. Sinister Sites – Rockefeller Center 5. Sinister Sites – Astana, Khazakhstan 6. Sinister Sites – Temple Square, Utah 7. Sinister Sites – Israel Supreme Court 8. Sinister Sites – Illuminati Pyramid in Blagnac, France 9. Sinister Sites: The Georgia Guidestones 10. Analysis of the Occult Symbols Found on the Bank of America Murals 11. The Occult Symbolism of the Los Angeles Central Library 12. Sinister Sites: IRS Headquarters, Maryland 13. Sinister Sites: The Sansevero Chapel.

A Wrinkle in Time

Author: Madeleine L'Engle

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 9781429915649

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 216

View: 1869


Madeleine L'Engle's ground-breaking science fiction and fantasy classic, soon to be a major motion picture. It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger. "Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I'll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract." A tesseract (in case the reader doesn't know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L'Engle's unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg's father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem. A Wrinkle in Time is the winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal. It is the first book in The Time Quintet, which consists of A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, and An Acceptable Time. A Wrinkle in Time is soon to be a movie from Disney, directed by Ava DuVernay, starring Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling. This title has Common Core connections. Books by Madeleine L'Engle A Wrinkle in Time Quintet A Wrinkle in Time A Wind in the Door A Swiftly Tilting Planet Many Waters An Acceptable Time A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Madeleine L'Engle; adapted & illustrated by Hope Larson Intergalactic P.S. 3 by Madeleine L'Engle; illustrated by Hope Larson: A standalone story set in the world of A Wrinkle in Time. The Austin Family Chronicles Meet the Austins (Volume 1) The Moon by Night (Volume 2) The Young Unicorns (Volume 3) A Ring of Endless Light (Volume 4) A Newbery Honor book! Troubling a Star (Volume 5) The Polly O'Keefe books The Arm of the Starfish Dragons in the Waters A House Like a Lotus And Both Were Young Camilla The Joys of Love

There There

A novel

Author: Tommy Orange

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

ISBN: 077107302X

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 5006


Here is a voice we have never heard--a voice full of poetry and rage, exploding onto the page with stunning urgency and force. Here is a story of several people, each of whom has private reasons for travelling to the Big Oakland Powwow. Jacquie Red Feather is newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind in shame. Dene Oxendene is pulling his life together after his uncle's death and has come to work at the powwow to honour his uncle's memory. Opal Viola Victoria Bear Shield has come to watch her nephew Orvil Red Feather, who has taught himself traditional Indian dance through YouTube videos and has come to the powwow to dance in public for the very first time. There will be glorious communion, and a spectacle of sacred tradition and pageantry. And there will be sacrifice, and heroism, and unspeakable loss. Fierce, angry, funny, heartbreaking, There There is a relentlessly paced multi-generational story about violence and recovery, memory and identity, and the beauty and despair woven into the history of a nation and its people. A glorious, unforgettable debut.

Mystical Symbolism

The Salon de la Rose Croix in Paris, 1892/1897

Author: Vivien Greene

Publisher: Guggenheim Museum

ISBN: 9780892075270

Category: Art

Page: 112

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Accompanies the first-ever museum presentation examining the Salon de la Rose+Croix (R+C), a series of annual exhibitions established by eccentric French author, critic and Rosicrucian Jos�phin P�ladan. Mystical Symbolism: The Salon de la Rose+Croix in Paris, 1892-1897 accompanies the first-ever museum presentation examining the Salon de la Rose+Croix (R+C), a series of annual exhibitions established by eccentric French author, critic, and Rosicrucian Jos�phin P�ladan. The R+C convened an international group of Symbolist artists around a shared refutation of Realist aesthetics and philosophy, frequently in favour of the Ideal. Among the participants were Pierre Am�d�e Marcel-B�ronneau, Jean Delville, Fernand Khnopff, Charles Maurin, Armand Point, Alexandre S�on and F�lix Vallotton. Bound in red velvet with gold stamped lettering to conjure the sensorially evocative atmosphere of the Salons, the catalogue features essays about the history, themes and often transcendent aims of the R+C (Greene), its reception by the press and the public in the 1890s (Jumeau-Lafond), and the importance of spiritualism to early 20th-century abstraction (Silver). This richly illustrated volume also contains 46 colour plates, entries on each exhibited artist, and a bibliography of contemporary sources on Symbolist art.

The Symbolism of the Stupa

Author: Adrian Snodgrass

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe

ISBN: 9788120807815

Category: Architecture

Page: 469

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In his preface to The Symbolism of the Stupa Prof. Craig Reynolds writes The stupa is a symbolic form that pullulates throghout South Southeast and East Asia. In its Indian manifestations it is an extreme case in terms of architectural function: it has no usablehas a basic simplicity. In this state of the art` studt Adrian Snodrass reads the stupa as a cultural artifact. The mounment concretizes metaphyswical principles and generates multivalent meanings in ways that can be articulated with literary texts and other architectural forms. This study analyses a pattern of interrelated meanings generated by the form of the stupa. It does so by reference to myth, to ritual and to doctrine, viewing the architectural form from within the conceptual framework of the tradition to which it belongs. This approach involves questions of aim and methodology. A deeper understanding of a symbol is gained by studying the grid or net formed by its symbolic homologues. The pattern of meaning that emerges from the juxtaposition of cognate symbols does not exhaust the significance of the symbol, which is ultimately beyond worlds, but it reinforces its intimations, indicating a logical cohesion and integrity which in itself is an intimation of the all-pervasiveness of Principle. It is precisely this pattern of inter-reflection or symbols that this study attempts to delineate. By bringing together cognate symbols in apposition, it attempts to mark out the field of symbolic interactions which the stupa generates.


Author: 弗·斯格特·菲茨杰拉德 著

Publisher: 崧博出版事業有限公司

ISBN: 9864928481

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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A Handbook for Seeing

Author: Mark Fox,Angie Wang

Publisher: The Monacelli Press, LLC

ISBN: 1580934722

Category: Design

Page: 255

View: 7156


Symbols- A Handbook for Seeingadopts an entirely new approach to the familiar symbols resource. Eschewing the traditional approach to the symbols compendium, which favors classical examples and psychological interpretations, Symbolsdraws on traditions both historical and contemporary, sacred and profane. The sources for these visual manifestations range from Greco-Roman art, fine art photography, ceramics, modern architecture, ancient coins, Soviet propaganda, textiles, and much, much more. The thematic sections-Natural, Animate, Human, Built, and Abstract-include dozens of entries packed with well over 700 witty and surprising visual examples by well-known artists and vernacular makers alike. A book that informs, but also inspires, Symbolsis a new kind of symbols resource for today's artists and designers.


Author: Robert Goldwater

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 042997664X

Category: Art

Page: 299

View: 8535


This encyclopedic guide explores the rich and varied meanings of more than 2,000 symbols?from amethyst to Zodiac.