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Mystic Spiral: Journey of the Soul by Jill Purce

Mystic Spiral: Journey of the Soul


Mystic Spiral: Journey of the Soul by Jill Purce

As the inward-winding labyrinth, it constitutes the hero s journey to the still center where the secret of life is found. As the spherical vortex, spiraling through its own center, it combines the inward and outward directions of movement. In this original and engrossing book, Jill Purce traces the significance of one 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. Many of the superb images here were intended as objects of contemplation; for the spiral is a cosmic symbol. Art and Imagination series These large-format, gloriously-illustrated paperbacks cover Eastern and Western religion and philosophy, including myth and magic, alchemy and astrology. The distinguished authors bring a wealth of knowledge, visionary thinking and accessible writing to each intriguing subject.

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Publication date

24th June 1974


Jill Purce

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Thames & Hudson Ltd


128 pages


Mind, Body, Spirit: thought & practice
The arts



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