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Books of the dead : manuals for living and dying

By: Grof, Stanislav
Material type: TextTextSeries: (Art and imagination)London Thames and Hudson c1994Description: 96p.; ill. (some col.); bibliogContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volume ISBN: 0500810419Subject(s): Death | Death in artLOC classification: BL504 .G75 1994
Contents:
Part 1 - The ancient books of the dead. Manifestation in the light: The Egyptian Book of the Dead. Liberation through hearing: The Tibetan Book of the Dead. The ballgame in the underworld: The Maya Book of the Dead. The mystery of the plumed serpent: The Nahuatl Book of the Dead. The art of dying: the Christian book of the dead. The posthumous journey of the soul. Myth and science. Part 2 - Themes. Egyptian deities of the 'First Time'. The sun's underworld voyage. Visions of the Bardo Thodol. The six realms of existence. Death, rebirth and the Maya underworld. The ballgame of the gods. Quetzalcoatl: the redemption of spirit from matter. Death and the strategy of life. The visionary quest. Attitudes to the human body. The scenery and inhabitants of the Netherworld. Animals of the beyond. Deities as models. Transcendence and the emergence into light
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Part 1 - The ancient books of the dead. Manifestation in the light: The Egyptian Book of the Dead. Liberation through hearing: The Tibetan Book of the Dead. The ballgame in the underworld: The Maya Book of the Dead. The mystery of the plumed serpent: The Nahuatl Book of the Dead. The art of dying: the Christian book of the dead. The posthumous journey of the soul. Myth and science. Part 2 - Themes. Egyptian deities of the 'First Time'. The sun's underworld voyage. Visions of the Bardo Thodol. The six realms of existence. Death, rebirth and the Maya underworld. The ballgame of the gods. Quetzalcoatl: the redemption of spirit from matter. Death and the strategy of life. The visionary quest. Attitudes to the human body. The scenery and inhabitants of the Netherworld. Animals of the beyond. Deities as models. Transcendence and the emergence into light

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