From a Philosopher's Scrapbook

By: Hall, Manly P. (Palmer)

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Out of print for over forty this collection years, of brief essays of philosophical and mystical interest first appeared in 1929. The seven chapters include:
-- The Sand Magic of the Navahos -Explores these pictures as instruments of shamanism used for historical, ceremonial, or medical purposes.
-- The Mystery of the Thunderbird -Presents the history and symbolism of the secret wisdom perpetuated by the Indian nations.
-- Ju-Jutsu, A Secret of the Samurai -Talks of the "gentler art" learned from the willow tree known as the doctrine of nonresistance.
-- The Whirling Dervishes -- Looks beyond the visible structure of Dervish mysticism.
-- Java's Dancing Shadows -- Examines the pageantry of shadow forms.
-- The Temple of Heaven -- Sketches the Confucian theory of cosmogony as a backdrop for a discussion of the Altar of Heaven in Peking.
-- The Seven Days of Creation -- Reveals the meaning of the Creation myth in the light of the Qabbalistic teachings of the Hebrews and the secret doctrine of the Brahmans and the Greeks.

Product Name: From a Philosopher's Scrapbook

Author Name: Hall, Manly P. (Palmer)

Categories: Philosophy, New Age,

Edition: Revised

Publisher: Philosophical Research Society: 1989

ISBN Number: 0893148318

ISBN Number 13: 9780893148317

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Trade Paper

Seller ID: 045582

Description: 65pp.