The mystic spiral; journey of the soul
- Reprinted 1980
- New York Thames and Hudson c1974
- 128p.; illus.; notes
- (Art and Imagination Series) .
Dancing (In Religion, Folklore, etc.) : Labyrinth and dance, p28-31.. Mind and Body : Expanding and contracting spirals in the body, p24-31.. Consciousness, Development of : Illustrations of the symbolism of the development of consciousness, p114-122.. Evolution (Biology) : The evolutionary spiral, p9-10.. Space and Time : p30.. Symbolism of Labyrinth : Labyrinth and dance, p28-31.. Tree of Life : The vortex sphere and the Tree of Life, p22-24.. Cosmology : Microcosmic imitations of cosmic rythms, p20-22. Originally published in 1974 in the Art and Cosmos series by Avon Books, New York.
'...Purce traces the significance of one of man's central symbols from the double spirals of Stone Age art and the interlocking spirals of the Chinese Yin Yang symbol to the whorls of Celtic crosses, Maori tattoos and the Islamic arabesque.'
Symbolism of Spiral Dance--Religious aspects Mind and Body Consciousness Evolution (Biology) Space and Time Symbolism of Labyrinth Tree of Life Cosmology
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