The Tao of Symbols
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Explores the domain where words cease and spirit begins in Hindu, Taoist, Christian and Buddhist psychology and philosophy of language.
Paperback, 255 pages
Published October 1st 1982 by Harper Perennial
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Tj
Highly recommended ! Very Interesting and Mind Expanding and ahead of it's time. The history about the Hopi Indians inspires me to learn more about their culture.
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a Secret making circles
hidden and revealed
hidden and revealed

formlessness becoming form becoming formlessness
ever and always becoming, becoming, becoming

no-time ago, I felt a Oneness moving apart
becoming
aware of Itself, knowing Itself
loving Itself in its abundant splitting off
its abundant splitting off then forgetting
manifesting longing
desire to see itself
to re-member itself
its Self beyond form

then ‘hello, remember me?’
a part of, not apart from?
a confused gaze
a knowing smile
and a Seeker m...more
Chris
Beautiful and expansive look at the resonance and limits of symbolism in the traditions of Buddhism, Taoism, indigenous folk religions and many others.
ジェイムズ・n. パウエル
"Oaks abide. And abiding they are revered, for they reveal that which abides within us.

What frequenter of oak groves at dusk has not felt the abysmal power of their stillness and borne it secretly away into the night?

Oaks abide, and oaks are prayers—their dark hearts leafing outward into the light as surely as human hearts flower inward, following the grain of an even fuller illumination."
Ali
It is highly recommwended to readers. Liked the book!
John Fredrickson
This is an awesome book. It is hard to know where to start, but it covers an immense amount of ground on the use of words to describe (and limit our perception of) the Word. Ranging from Sanskrit and Hinduism to St John of the Cross, and a myriad of other traditions, the author has produced a book that I look forward to reading again.
James
Jan 29, 2014 James rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
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"Oaks abide. And abiding they are revered, for they reveal that which abides within us.

What frequenter of oak groves at dusk has not felt the abysmal power of their stillness and borne it secretly away into the night?

Oaks abide, and oaks are prayers—their dark hearts leafing outward into the light as surely as human hearts flower inward, following the grain of an even fuller illumination."
Joan
Not quite what I expected. It's a overview of various mystical traditions, and some of the overlapping symbols that belong to them.
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