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  • The Reluctant Pilgrimby Roger L. Welsch

    UNP - Bison Books 2015; US$ 19.95

    Forty years ago, while paging through a book sent as an unexpected gift from a friend, Roger Welsch came across a curious reference to stones that were round, ?like the sun and moon.? According to Tatonka-ohitka, Brave Buffalo (Sioux), these stones were sacred. ?I make my request of the stones and they are my intercessors,? Brave Buffalo explained.... more...

  • The Buddha and the Babyby Maria Pozzi Monzo

    Karnac Books 2014; US$ 29.95

    These dialogues with child, adolescent and adult psychotherapists and child psychiatrists focus on their personal as well as professional experiences. All the contributors have a long-standing practice of Buddhism or other forms of meditation. The relevance of this to their clinical work with infants, children, adolescents, families and adults is described.... more...

  • Classical Mythologyby Helen Morales

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 7.99

    From Zeus and Europa, to Diana, Pan, and Prometheus, the myths of ancient Greece and Rome seem to exert a timeless power over us. But what do those myths represent, and why are they so enduringly fascinating? This imaginative and stimulating Very Short Introduction goes beyond a simple retelling of the stories to explore the rich history and diverse... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Greco-Roman Mythologyby Mike Dixon-Kennedy

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 65.00

    This easy-to-use guide presents the myths and legends in A-Z format, complete with a "topic finder" that enables the reader to locate specific entries quickly and efficiently. Cross-references appear with each entry, and an extensive bibliography is provided. more...

  • Greek and Roman Mythology A to Zby Kathleen N. Daly; Marian Rengel

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 54.00

    According to many scholars, ancient Greece and Rome provided the foundations of Western culture. More than two millennia later, myths of both civilizations are still being studied for their rich storytelling and insight into the cultures that spawned them. This title illuminates the mythology at the core of those civilizations' beliefs. more...

  • Handbook of Classical Mythologyby William F. Hansen

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 75.00

    This volume provides an introduction to the mythological world of the Greeks and Romans, combined with a chronology of myths and a dictionary of key characters, objects and events. more...

  • How Philosophers Saved Mythsby Luc Brisson; Catherine Tihanyi

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 21.00

    This study explains how the myths of Greece and Rome were transmitted from antiquity to the Renaissance. Luc Brisson argues that philosophy was ironically responsible for saving myth from historical annihilation. Although philosophy was initially critical of myth because it could not be declared true or false and because it was inferior to argumentation,... more...

  • Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Romeby E.M. Berens

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    The want of an interesting work on Greek and Roman mythology, suitable for the requirements of both boys and girls, has long been recognized by the principals of our advanced schools. The study of the classics themselves, even where the attainments of the pupil have rendered this feasible, has not been found altogether successful in giving to the student... more...

  • Religion and Biography in China and Tibetby Benjamin Penny

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    The Chinese and Tibetan traditions value biography as a primary historiographical and literary genre. This volume analyses biographies as texts, taking seriously the literary turn in historical and religious studies and applying some of its insights to an understudied but central corpus of material in Chinese and Tibetan religion. more...

  • Spiritual Geniusby Winifred Gallagher

    Random House Publishing Group 2002; US$ 19.00

    In Spiritual Genius , journalist Winifred Gallagher, the acclaimed author of Working on Go d, asks Rabbi Lawrence Kushner to define holiness. "Standing in the presence of God," he says. "Everyone has it, but some people seem to have more of a knack for accessing it." Like holiness, the gift that Gallagher calls "spiritual genius"--which she defines... more...