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Myths and symbols in Indian art and civilization / Heinrich Robert Zimmer; edited by Joseph Campbell.

By: Contributor(s): Material type: TextTextSeries: Bollingen series ; No VIPublication details: New Jersey, USA : Princeton University Press, 1992.ISBN:
  • 0691017786
DDC classification:
  • 294.513 20
Contents:
I. Eternity and Time. 1. The Parade of Ants. 2. The Wheel of Rebirth. 3. The Wisdom of Life -- II. The Mythology of Vishnu. 1. Vishnu's Maya. 2. The Waters of Existence. 3. The Waters of Non-Existence. 4. Maya in Indian Art -- III. The Guardians of Life. 1. The Serpent, Supporter of Vishnu and the Buddha. 2. Divinities and their Vehicles. 3. The Serpent and the Bird. 4. Vishnu as Conqueror of the Serpent. 5. The Lotus. 6. The Elephant. 7. The Sacred Rivers -- IV. The Cosmic Delight of Shiva. 1. The "Fundamental Form" and the "Playful Manifestations" 2. The Phenomenon of Expanding Form. 3. Shiva-Shakti. 4. The Great Lord. 5. The Dance of Shiva. 6. The Face of Glory. 7. The Destroyer of the Three Towns -- V. The Goddess. 1. The Origin of The Goddess. 2. The Island of Jewels. VI. Conclusion -- Plates.
Summary: This study interprets for the Western mind the key motifs of India's legend, myth and folklore, taken directly from the Sanskrit. It seeks to make the profound Hindu and Buddhist intuitions on the riddles of life and death recognizable not merely as Oriental but as universal elements.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

I. Eternity and Time. 1. The Parade of Ants. 2. The Wheel of Rebirth. 3. The Wisdom of Life -- II. The Mythology of Vishnu. 1. Vishnu's Maya. 2. The Waters of Existence. 3. The Waters of Non-Existence. 4. Maya in Indian Art -- III. The Guardians of Life. 1. The Serpent, Supporter of Vishnu and the Buddha. 2. Divinities and their Vehicles. 3. The Serpent and the Bird. 4. Vishnu as Conqueror of the Serpent. 5. The Lotus. 6. The Elephant. 7. The Sacred Rivers -- IV. The Cosmic Delight of Shiva. 1. The "Fundamental Form" and the "Playful Manifestations" 2. The Phenomenon of Expanding Form. 3. Shiva-Shakti. 4. The Great Lord. 5. The Dance of Shiva. 6. The Face of Glory. 7. The Destroyer of the Three Towns -- V. The Goddess. 1. The Origin of The Goddess. 2. The Island of Jewels. VI. Conclusion -- Plates.

This study interprets for the Western mind the key motifs of India's legend, myth and folklore, taken directly from the Sanskrit. It seeks to make the profound Hindu and Buddhist intuitions on the riddles of life and death recognizable not merely as Oriental but as universal elements.

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