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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.
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.
Women's Studies Encyclopedia
Women's Studies Encyclopedia
Hardcover      ISBN: 0313296200
Tierney's highly acclaimed Women's Studies Encyclopedia has become the standard in the field, but research on women has proceeded rapidly since its publication. Feminist thought has grown and branched out, and women's conditions have changed markedly in some areas. This revised and expanded edition will meet the continuing need for a multidisciplinary reference tool on all facets of the female condition. With close to 400 contributors, it expands coverage of such areas as violence against women, women in public life, and women in specific countries and regions. Many of the articles are new or completely rewritten, while others have been updated or expanded.
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.
Carnal Knowledge: Baxter's Concise Encyclopedia of Modern Sex
Carnal Knowledge
Baxter's Concise Encyclopedia of Modern Sex
Paperback      ISBN: 0060874341
A comprehensive A-to-Z resource on all things erotic furnishes more than five hundred entries and 150 photographs that cover the full spectrum of modern sexual culture, including such topics and terms as bondage, Deep Throat, going commando, swingers, and more. Original. 30,000 first printing.
Hemingway Didn't Say That: The Truth Behind Familiar Quotations
Hemingway Didn't Say That
The Truth Behind Familiar Quotations
Hardcover      ISBN: 1503933415
“Extensive and brilliant investigations…a tour de force of detective work…Mr. O’Toole is a beacon of accuracy who should inspire all readers who prefer their facts real rather than phony.” —Wall Street Journal Everywhere you look, you’ll find viral quotable wisdom attributed to icons ranging from Abraham Lincoln to Mark Twain, from Cicero to Woody Allen. But more often than not, these attributions are false. Garson O’Toole—the Internet’s foremost investigator into the dubious origins of our most repeated quotations, aphorisms, and everyday sayings—collects his efforts into a first-ever encyclopedia of corrective popular history. Containing an enormous amount of original research, this delightful compendium presents information previously unavailable to readers, writers, and scholars. It also serves as the first careful examination of what causes misquotations and how they spread across the globe. Using the massive expansion in online databases as well as old-fashioned gumshoe archival digging, O’Toole provides a fascinating study of our modern abilities to find and correct misinformation. As Carl Sagan did not say, “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.”
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.
Ripley's Believe It or Not: Expect the Unexpected
Ripley's Believe It or Not
Expect the Unexpected
Hardcover      ISBN: 189395112x
An encyclopedia of oddities features unexpected and unimaginable people, places, and creatures from around the world.
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
Benet's Reader's Encyclopedia
Benet's Reader's Encyclopedia
Hardcover      ISBN: 006270110x
Features over 10,000 entries comprising biographies, plot summaries, original and familiar titles, character sketches, historical literary personages, movements, and literary terms