Folklore and Symbolism of Flowers, Plants and Trees

Author: Ernst Lehner,Johanna Lehner

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486429784

Category: Design

Page: 128

View: 1605

This profusely illustrated archive of more than 200 flowers, plants and trees was compiled by two of the world's foremost collectors of pictorial symbols — who also happen to be devoted flower enthusiasts. Their comprehensive collection, rendered from rare illustrations, extends from ancient Chinese lotus buds to a basket of flowers in a 19th-century Valentine silhouette. Bouquets, wreaths, flowers of the months, and other floral designs are also included. In addition to providing a table summarizing the symbolic meanings of every known species — from absinth to zinnia — the authors explain the religious, magical and legendary significance of such flora as the mandrake, resurrection flower and mistletoe, and trace the development of many horticultural images in heraldic devices, emblems, and symbols. A visual treat for flower lovers, this essential sourcebook for artists, designers, and folklore enthusiasts will also be of value to botanical and gardening specialists.

Astrology and Astronomy

A Pictorial Archive of Signs and Symbols

Author: Ernst Lehner,Johanna Lehner

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048643981X

Category: Design

Page: 192

View: 1366

More than 300 rare engravings and woodcut illustrations of astrological and astronomical subjects from around the world. Striking depictions of planets, the Milky Way, signs of the zodiac, comets, meteors, and other phenomena accompany a treasure trove of stories, lore, and mythical explanations of the nature and origin of astronomical phenomena.

Spiritual Concepts for a New Age

Psychic Serenity in the Human Experience

Author: Connie Johnson

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 9781452546308

Category: Religion

Page: 294

View: 4678

We are spiritual beings living in a human experience. Our souls are energy, but each time we incarnate we take on a human body. We have relationships with other embodied beings; we must concern ourselves with the issues, situations, and circumstances of life here on Earth. Spiritual Concepts for a New Age is an easy-to-read, comprehensive guide to living a spiritually significant life. With the assistance of our spiritual guardians, we can learn to live lives that are in balance with our souls desire for harmony and peace. We can unlock our personal truths and begin to experience psychic serenity. How do the laws of abundance and attraction interact with the laws of reincarnation and karma? What role do spiritual guardians play? Learn how universal l aw operates in our daily lives and in our relationships with others. Explore soul ages and stages. Discover the Akashic Record and learn how our past lives influence our current existence. Learn the difference between meditation and channeling. Determine how messages, signs, and information can be obtained. Use the easy reference guides for sign interpretation. Determine your own metaphysical blueprint and those of friends and family. Connie Johnson has had a lifetime career as a social worker. She earned her social welfare degree at the University of Minnesota during a time when community activism and personal empowerment were emphasized. She has had extensive experience working with those who are mentally, emotionally, and behaviorally challenged. Connie has a co-history in metaphysics. When she was in Washington DC to attend a gender equality conference, she was introduced to spiritual concepts that embraced philosophies outside of the conventional Judeo-Christian expressions. Within the Judeo-Christian tradition, less customary or accepted perceptions of God and the Universe were examined, as well. Connie has had a lifetime interest in human behavior, in the metaphysical world, and in the interaction between spirituality, and feelings, thoughts, and actions. She has a special interest in reincarnation, soul ages, karma, and past life issues. She is a numerologist, a reader of the tarot, and a practicing psychic. Connie lives in St Paul, Minnesota, where she is happily surrounded by family and friends.

A Christian's Treasury of Trees & Plants

Author: Hilary Giner-Sorolla

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449707114

Category: Nature

Page: 144

View: 3496

Whether you believe in them or not, the legends surrounding tress and plants contain powerful images which appeal to us because of their humanity and sheer simplicity. God employed a burning bush as a medium of revelation when He spoke to Moses, and every tree or plant on this planet is afire with His presence. for example, in the plant realm, the cornflower has ultraviolet pigments in its blue petals, which are invisible to the human eye, but irresistible to a pollinating bee. In the realm of trees, the seed of the maple is equipped with a neat pair of wings, which enables it to sail away from the parent on a current of air. Jesus used trees and plants as metaphors, and early monks and missionaries took up the torch, relabeling a number of trees and plants with holy names as an educational tool. In this book, I have sought to rescue some of these legends from obscurity, concentrating on those within the Judeo-Christian tradition: in a few instances I have taken the liberty of linking biblical references to botanical names. It is my hope that this collection, with its beautiful photographs and simple text, will reach a wide readership, to inform, inspire, and entertain.

Ein Garten Eden

Meisterwerke der botanischen Illustration

Author: H. Walter Lack

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783822857274

Category: Botanical illustration

Page: 576

View: 949

Ikonographische Quelle/Quellen - Botanik - Pflanzenkunde.

Jardin de la Malmaison

ein Garten für Kaiserin Josephine

Author: Hans Walter Lack,Marina Heilmeyer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783791330501

Category: Botanical illustration

Page: 327

View: 9774

Erstmals ist es gelungen, Kunstschätze aus 30 adligen Häusern in einer außergewöhnlichen Ausstellung zu vereinen: Hauptwerke europäischer Malerei, u.a. von Rembrandt, Rubens, Cranach und Holbein, Altmeisterzeichnungen, Kupferstiche, Gold- und Silberschätze, prachtvolles Mobiliar, Porzellan und Juwelen. Der Band zeigt einen Großteil dieser Werke in ganzseitigen Tafeln. Darüber hinaus stellt er die einzelnen Häuser in Text und vielen Bildern vor. So wird die Publikation zu einem grundlegenden Werk über adlige Sammlungen in Deutschland - zum ersten Mal veröffentlicht und reich bebildert.

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 1798


Die sprechende Maske

Author: Tony Hillerman

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 368810143X

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 5260

Eine Leiche wird im Gebüsch an der Eisenbahnlinie gefunden, draußen in der Wüste von Arizona, in der Reservation der Navajo-Indianer. Das FBI und Lieutenant Leaphorn von der Indianerpolizei stehen vor einem Rätsel: Wie konnte der Tote hier in diese Einöde gelangen, an diesen menschenleeren Fleck? Der einzige Hinweis ist eine Notiz in der Tasche des Opfers. Aus ihr geht hervor, daß das Opfer auf dem Weg zu einem «Yeibichai» war, einer nur noch selten abgehaltenen Heilungszeremonie der Navajos ...

Pia desideria

libri III

Author: Hermann Hugo,Ernst Benz

Publisher: Georg Olms Verlag

ISBN: 9783487401959

Category: Christian life

Page: 442

View: 3023


Wald- und Feldkulte

Author: Wilhelm Mannhardt

Publisher: N.A


Category: Agriculture

Page: 1005

View: 4155


Der letzte Mohikaner

Vollständige Ausgabe

Author: James Fenimore Cooper

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3843027293

Category: Fiction

Page: 388

View: 5775

James Fenimore Cooper: Der letzte Mohikaner. Vollständige Ausgabe The Last of the Mohicans. Erstdruck in drei Bänden, John Miller, London 1826. Deutsche Übersetzung von Johann Friedrich Karl Leonhard Tafel, Verlag S. G. Liesching 1841. Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Thomas Cole, Die letzten Mohikaner, 1827. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Nach der Natur

das Artensterben und die moderne Kultur

Author: Ursula K. Heise

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518260340

Category: Extinction (Biology)

Page: 189

View: 9726


Das Buch der Symbole

Author: Ami Ronnberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783836525725

Category: Archetype (Psychology)

Page: 807

View: 785


Die Kunst Sibiriens

Author: Valentina Gorbatcheva,Marina Federova

Publisher: Parkstone International

ISBN: 1780428197

Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 3260

Die Kunst Sibiriens ist ein faszinierendes Studienobjekt und die Artefakte, die in den Archiven des Russischen Museums für Ethnografie in Sankt Petersburg entdeckt wurden, sind nicht weniger als atemberaubend. Kunst, Gegenstände des Alltags und Fotografien, die um die vorletzte Jahrhundertwende datieren, bezeugen die reiche Kultur eines Volkes, das sich seine Traditionen gegen alle Widerstände der modernen Welt bis heute bewahrt hat.