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Woman's Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects, The

Product no.: 0-06-250923-3
This fascinating guide to the history and mythology of female-related symbols features 753 entries and 636 illustrations.

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Publisher's Synopsis
On the language of symbols, many of which, the author maintains, were stolen from ancient women-centered systems and reinterpreted from a male standpoint.

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"This guide is organized by shape of symbol or type of sacred object and includes 21 different sections, introductory essays for each section, 753 entries and 636 illustrations, and an alphabetical index for cross-reference purposes."      ~Book News, Inc.

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Full of misinformation, feminist Walker tells us to stick out our tongue when visiting Tibet - where it's actually used to ward off demons, like this angry author.

Tongue

"In Asia, the extended tongue was a sign of life-force as the tongue between the lips imitated the sacred lingam-yoni: male within female genital. Sticking out the tongue is still a polite sign of greeting in northern India and Tibet (see Body Parts)."

Author Walker, Barbara
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 576 pp.
Publisher HarperCollins 1988
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