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The mystic spiral; journey of the soul

By: Purce, Jill
Material type: TextTextSeries: (Art and Imagination Series)New York Thames and Hudson c1974Edition: Reprinted 1980Description: 128p.; illus.; notesContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volume ISBN: 0-500-81005-2Subject(s): Symbolism of Spiral | Dance--Religious aspects | Mind and Body | Consciousness | Evolution (Biology) | Space and Time | Symbolism of Labyrinth | Tree of Life | CosmologyAbstract: '...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.'
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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.'

Paperback (Katerbound)

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