S - 1791 August 4th- The Egyptian Period and the Present Time - ML , Stuttgart . Lecture 1 of 11 lectures on Universe , Earth and Man In their Relationship to Egyptian Myths and Modern Civilization ( Cycle 4 ) , London , 1941 , p . 17.
S - 3493 ANCIENT EGYPT AND EGYPTIAN MYSTERIES : Universe , Earth and Man in their Relationship to Egyptian Myths and Modern Civilization , Cycle 4. 11 lectures given in Stuttgart , August , 1908. Published London , 1941.
Author: T. Walter Wallbank, Alastair M. TaylorPublish On: 1960
A fascinating account of archaeological discoveries in Egypt . Ceram , C . W . , Gods , Graves and Scholars ; The Story of Archaeology ( trans . by E . B . Garsidel , Knopf , 1951 . Explains how Egyptian hieroglyphics were deciphered ...
Yet as our continuing exploitation of earth's resources and species demonstrates, we remain wedded to the theological assumption that these are there for our sole use and benefit.
Author: Anne Primavesi
Publisher: Psychology Press
Gaia's Gift, the second of Anne Primavesi's explorations of human relationships with the earth, asks that we complete the ideological revolution set in motion by Copernicus and Darwin concerning human importancene. They challenged the notion of our God-given centrality within the universe and within earth's evolutionary history. Yet as our continuing exploitation of earth's resources and species demonstrates, we remain wedded to the theological assumption that these are there for our sole use and benefit. Now James Lovelock's scientific understanding of the existential reality of Gaia's gift of life again raises the question of our proper place within the universe. It turns us decisively towards an understanding of ourselves as dependent on, rather than in control of, the whole earth community.
After carefully analyzing the myths of Vamana and Narasimha, Deborah Soifer grounds her study in the textual history of each avatar and its myth, in their religious contexts, and in the intricate cosmology of the classical period of ...
Author: Deborah A. Soifer
Publisher: SUNY Press
The Sanskrit Puranas and epics are replete with stories of the avatars, incarnations of the god Visnu in various forms to rid the universe of malevolent forces and to restore the proper cosmic balance. As Narasimha, half-man half-lion, Visnu finds a loophole in the pact of invulnerability the demon Hiranaipu has received from god Brahma, and rends the demon apart with his claws. As the brahmin dwarf, Vamana, Visnu deceives the demon Bali with his diminutive appearance and thwarts Bali's attempt to gain universal sovereignty. After carefully analyzing the myths of Vamana and Narasimha, Deborah Soifer grounds her study in the textual history of each avatar and its myth, in their religious contexts, and in the intricate cosmology of the classical period of Hinduism. Contrasting the bestial persona of Narasimha with Vamana's priestly appearance and his associations with early cosmologic themes, she finds complementarity and significance in this pair as they are viewed in the larger context of periodic cosmic destructions and recreations. While focusing primarily on these two mythological figures, Soifer's work explores the relationship between dharma and the 'devious' acts of gods; the interplay between cosmic and 'sociocosmic' levels of reality; and the relationship between cosmology, theology, and soteriology in a religious worldview.
The complete version of the unforgettable masterpiece that went from Nebula Award-winner to a timeless classic.
Author: Gregory Benford
Category: Science fiction
The complete version of the unforgettable masterpiece that went from Nebula Award-winner to a timeless classic. Aliens have come to Earth in search of a man who knows the stars, and that man is Bradley Reynolds. They want to know whether the sun loves us. And what Reynolds finds in the end is a transformation so glorious as to be far beyond his capacity to dream--a universe where beings are collected like songs.