Folklore and Symbolism of Flowers, Plants and Trees

Folklore and Symbolism of Flowers Plants and Trees

Folklore and Symbolism of Flowers  Plants and Trees
Author : Ernst Lehner
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Total Pages : 128
Release : 2003-10-23
ISBN 10 : 9780486429786
ISBN 13 : 0486429784
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Folklore and Symbolism of Flowers Plants and Trees Book Description:

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.

Folklore and Symbolism of Flowers Plants and Trees

Folklore and Symbolism of Flowers  Plants and Trees
Author : Ernst Lehner
Publisher : Digireads.com
Total Pages : 130
Release : 2020-09-20
ISBN 10 : 1420971042
ISBN 13 : 9781420971040
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Folklore and Symbolism of Flowers Plants and Trees Book Description:

"Folklore and Symbolism of Flowers, Plants and Trees" by Ernst and Johanna Lehner is an illustrated archive of the symbolic meaning of over 200 flowers, plants, and trees by two of the world's foremost experts on pictorial symbols. The Lehners demonstrate their substantial knowledge and research skills on symbolism and plants in this comprehensive collection. The religious, magical, legendary, and historical significance of many plants, such as mandrake, lotus, mistletoe, dragon tree, and sunflower are described in detail. The authors also discuss the meaning of different floral arrangements, such as bouquets and wreaths, and explain the flowers of the month traditions in China and Japan. The Lehners draw on many rare sources and explore the changing meanings of flowers and plants throughout human history, including ancient traditions, medieval times, and the more recent practices of the nineteenth and twentieth-centuries. The book concludes with an index summarizing the symbolic meaning of every known species of plant in alphabetical order. This well-researched, detailed, and easy to read guide is useful for students of history and botany as well as being an invaluable resource for artists and authors who wish to understand the historical meaning and significance of the plants included in their work. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper.

Encyclopedia of Wicca Witchcraft

Encyclopedia of Wicca   Witchcraft
Author : Raven Grimassi
Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
Total Pages : 470
Release : 2000
ISBN 10 : 1567182577
ISBN 13 : 9781567182576
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Wicca Witchcraft Book Description:

Grimassi has written extensively about Wicca, and Llewellyn specializes in books sympathetic to occult ways, so the combination is pretty predictable. He describes not only the usual magic practices, but also the religious and spiritual aspects of what believers say is inherited ancient European wisdom and scoffers say is made-up, new-age nonsense. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Spirit Almanac

The Spirit Almanac
Author : Emma Loewe
Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 288
Release : 2018-10-16
ISBN 10 : 9780525504641
ISBN 13 : 0525504648
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Spirit Almanac Book Description:

From two of mindbodygreen's top editors comes an essential companion for anyone seeking a deeper spiritual life. Taking time to nourish yourself and connect to the rhythms of the Earth can feel like a tall order when your days are packed to the brim but this beautifully illustrated handbook can make it a whole lot easier. The Spirt Almanac provides readers with potent, accessible rituals they will want to call on again and again throughout the year to feel more grounded, aligned with their purpose, and in touch with their own innate sense of knowing. Readers will be invited to practice and personalize dozens of routines incorporating science-backed techniques like breathwork, meditation, and aromatherapy, as well as more esoteric offerings like astrology, crystals, and tarot. Along the way, they will learn the fascinating history of ritual and trace these ancient spiritual practices through the ages to modern day applications from several true masters—from reiki healers to psychologists to sound therapists—who live and breathe this work. Divided by the four seasons, this book features dozens of ideas for spirit and soul enriching rituals including: · Honor the quiet of winter and the start of the year by setting new intentions with a seed planting ritual · Come spring, try a breathwork ritual to release blocks and move forward · Celebrate summer with a forest bathing ritual to clear your mind or a crystal ritual for an open, receptive heart · Wind down in fall with a self-soothing full moon ceremony to reflect on the year The Spirit Almanac will infuse your life with more joy, gratitude, and a deeper connection to yourself and our Mother Earth.

Symbols in Arts Religion and Culture

Symbols in Arts  Religion and Culture
Author : Farrin Chwalkowski
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages : 620
Release : 2016-12-14
ISBN 10 : 9781443857284
ISBN 13 : 1443857289
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Symbols in Arts Religion and Culture Book Description:

We are a product of nature. Every single cell of our body is made of, and depends, on nature. Our inner soul is heavily influenced by nature. We feel sad if the sun is not shining for a few days, and feel pleasure when drawn to the wonder of flowers and uplifted by the song of birds. We came from nature; we are part of nature. In short, we are nature. Nature has been an intimate part of the human experience from the earliest times. Different religions and cultures, from all corners of the world, have honoured and worshipped nature in art, ritual and literature in their own unique ways. This book shows how we learn about our own human nature, our own sense of identity and how we fit into the larger scheme of life and spirit when we come to better understand how our human ancestors, through art, symbol and myth, expressed their relationship with the natural world.

Hearts Cupids and Red Roses

Hearts  Cupids  and Red Roses
Author : Edna Barth
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages : 64
Release : 2001
ISBN 10 : 0618067914
ISBN 13 : 9780618067916
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hearts Cupids and Red Roses Book Description:

Traces the history of Valentine's Day and the little-known stories behind its symbols.

Rays and Ways of Indian Culture

Rays and Ways of Indian Culture
Author : D. P. Dubey
Publisher : M.D. Publications Pvt. Ltd.
Total Pages : 273
Release : 1996
ISBN 10 : 8185880980
ISBN 13 : 9788185880983
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rays and Ways of Indian Culture Book Description:

Centred around culture this book deals with a diversity of subjects related to religion, social and economic history, epigraphy, art, architecture, plants and herbs, Roman, coins and Greek Myths, questions of national integration, social justice, untouchability and orthodoxy and the heated issue of Ayodhya.

A Dictionary of Flowers and Gems

A Dictionary of Flowers and Gems
Author : Skye Kingsbury
Publisher : Bill Peschel (pub-9236556122599907)
Total Pages :
Release :
ISBN 10 :
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Dictionary of Flowers and Gems Book Description:

A Dictionary of Flowers and Gems (Say What You Mean—Even Say It Mean—the Victorian Way)

Plants of Life Plants of Death

Plants of Life  Plants of Death
Author : Frederick J. Simoons
Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
Total Pages : 568
Release : 1998
ISBN 10 : 0299159043
ISBN 13 : 9780299159047
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plants of Life Plants of Death Book Description:

This study examines plants associated with ritual purity, fertility, prosperity and life, and plants associated with ritual impurity, sickness, ill fate and death. It provides detail from history, ethnography, religious studies, classics, folklore, ethnobotany and medicine.