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The Encyclopedia of Japanese Pop Culture
The Encyclopedia of Japanese Pop Culture
Paperback      ISBN: 0834803801
In the West, Japanese culture comes in the form of Power Rangers, Godzilla movies, and Sanrio products, but of course the indigenous pop culture is much richer. Rather than focus on what the rest of the world has already encountered, Mark Schilling provides an encyclopedic compendium of books, movies, music, comedians, and cultural scandals that have had the greatest impact in Japan. Thus, for the outsider, The Encyclopedia of Japanese Pop Culture is an insider's guide to post-war Japan. Not content to simply catalog his entries, Schilling provides real depth and analysis in his articles, opening up Japan's rich pop heritage to the world at large.
The Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages
The Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages
Hardcover      ISBN: 0670100110
An encyclopedic resource features full-color illustrations and maps covering all aspects of the Middle Ages, from Europe to the Far East and exploring the lives of the great people of the age, including Dante and Chaucer. BOMC.
Native American History: A Chronology of the Vast Achievements of a Culture and Their Links to World Events
Native American History
A Chronology of the Vast Achievements of a Culture and Their Links to World Events
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0345393503
Presented in an illuminating time-line format, this breakthrough resource offers information on events from the construction of the Mississippi pyramids to the contributions of Native Americans to the Allied victory in World War II and beyond. Original.
Dictionary of Symbolism: Cultural Icons and the Meanings Behind Them
Dictionary of Symbolism
Cultural Icons and the Meanings Behind Them
Paperback      ISBN: 0452011183
Explains the meanings for more than two thousand symbols from mythology, fairy tales, religion, literature, history, and archaeology
The Western Mysteries: An Encyclopedic Guide to the Sacred Languages & Magickal Systems of the World : The Key of It All, Book II
The Western Mysteries
An Encyclopedic Guide to the Sacred Languages & Magickal Systems of the World : The Key of It All, Book II
Paperback      ISBN: 1567184294
The Western Mysteries (previously published as The Key of It All, Book II: The Western Mysteries), by David Allen Hulse, is perhaps the most comprehensive, in-depth description of various aspects of the Western magickal tradition ever published. The uniting factor of this book is language. It begins with a discussion of the mysteries of the Greek alphabet, followed by the different forms of the Runes, and goes on to describe the mystical secrets of Latin. and then Enochian, where you will discover, for the first time ever, the correctly constructed Watchtower system. The book also includes the mysteries of the Tarot, a pictorial language, and it describes the development of the esoteric Tarot, how to do readings, and the significance of the symbolism on the Tarot cards. It concludes with the English language and its relationship to the Tarot, Enochian, and more. The introduction to The Western Mysteries serves as a complete introduction to the magickal tradition of the West. You will learn about the evolution of thought concerning the Elements, astrology, magick squares, geomancy, words of power, and more. You will find that each section of this book is a key that unlocks the meaning behind another of the magickal languages that you can relate to your own spiritual system. It is ideal for a beginning student to explore the mysteries of Western magick. It is a necessary tool for more advanced students, as it has collected hundreds of charts and lists which clarify and identify the similarities and differences between various systems. This is a reference book you will study over and over. The volume of information revealed makes The Western Mysteries an instant classic and a necessity for any spiritual practitioner.
Catworld: A Feline Encyclopedia
Catworld
A Feline Encyclopedia
Hardcover      ISBN: 0670100064
A comprehensive reference to cats includes entries on every feline subject, from all the breeds of cats, to feline behavior, to noted cat owners, authors, and artists
The Encyclopedia of Sacred Sexuality: From Aphrodisiacs and Ecstasy to Yoni Worship and Zap-Lam Yoga
The Encyclopedia of Sacred Sexuality
From Aphrodisiacs and Ecstasy to Yoni Worship and Zap-Lam Yoga
Paperback      ISBN: 0892817194
Revised and Expanded Edition of The Encyclopedia of Erotic Wisdom This comprehensive reference book, lavishly illustrated and extensively cross-referenced, encompasses all eras and cultures in exploring the meaning of sexuality • Updated and expanded with over 150 new or revised entries, along with a vast array of new color illustrations • Contains the most recent scientific knowledge of the brain, mind, and body as it relates to the erotic and sexual • An exceptional reference--including Internet resources--that explores the farthest reaches of this fascinating subject • Over 25,000 copies of the first edition sold This fully updated and expanded edition of The Encyclopedia of Erotic Wisdom contains more than 1,200 entries--150 of which are either new additions or were extensively revised for this edition--and a vast array of new illustrations, many in full color, from the author's recent travels to the Far East. The encyclopedia explains how to integrate body and mind, love and sexuality, and spiritual exercise and inner alchemical techniques in the practice of sacred sexuality. It also contains the most recent scientific knowledge of the brain, mind, and body as it relates to the erotic and sexual. Extensive cross references, quotations from sacred erotic scriptures, Internet resources, and 28 indexes to related topics within the book take the reader on an odyssey from almost any point of departure to the farthest reaches of this fascinating subject.
Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets
Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 006250925x
Alphabetically arranged entries offer a feminist perspective on mythology, anthropology, sexuality, and religion and trace major figures, myths, concepts, and symbols back to their pre-patriarchal origins
Fishing Flies: A World Encyclopedia of Every Type of Fly
Fishing Flies
A World Encyclopedia of Every Type of Fly
Paperback      ISBN: 1770851321
Including more than 1,300 entries, a guide to freshwater and saltwater fishing flies discusses their history and special features, along with detailed tying instructions where needed.
How to Buy the Right Plants, Tools & Garden Supplies
How to Buy the Right Plants, Tools & Garden Supplies
Paperback      ISBN: 1604692146
A nursery specialist explains to beginning gardeners how to shop for plants at the local garden center, choose the healthiest specimen and read their tags as well as how to know what tools are needed to plant and maintain a successful home garden. Original.