Moon: Myth and Image (Hardback)Jules Cashford (author)
Hardback Published: 01/12/2002
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This book explores the myths, symbols and poetic images, which have been, inspired by the Moon, from the earliest Palaeolithic markings on horn and bone, down to the crafted poems of the present. As a study in the history of ideas, the aim is firstly to discover the ways in which stories of the Moon have contributed to the way we think. But, perhaps more importantly, the book also asks what these myths and images disclose about human consciousness. The second aim of the book is to point to the symbols, customs and so-called superstitions that still persist, which have an unrecognised source in the Moon, of earlier times. If we can trace a custom back to its lunar source, which would be tracing a now secular event back to its sacred original, we might gain a perspective on how we have come to think in some of the ways that we do.
Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group
Dimensions: 264 x 196 mm
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