Rufus C. Camphausen
The Encyclopedia of Sacred Sexuality : From Aphrodisiacs and Exstasy to Yoni Worship and Zap-Lam Yoga
Revised and Expanded Edition of The Encyclopedia of Erotic Wisdom
This comprehensive reference book, lavishly illustrated and extensively cross-referenced, encompasses all eras and cultures in exploring the meaning of sexuality
• Updated and expanded with over 150 new or revised entries, along with a vast array of new color illustrations
• Contains the most recent scientific knowledge of the brain, mind, and body as it relates to the erotic and sexual
• An exceptional reference–including Internet resources–that explores the farthest reaches of this fascinating subject
• Over 25,000 copies of the first edition sold
This fully updated and expanded edition of The Encyclopedia of Erotic Wisdom contains more than 1,200 entries–150 of which are either new additions or were extensively revised for this edition–and a vast array of new illustrations, many in full color, from the author’s recent travels to the Far East. The encyclopedia explains how to integrate body and mind, love and sexuality, and spiritual exercise and inner alchemical techniques in the practice of sacred sexuality. It also contains the most recent scientific knowledge of the brain, mind, and body as it relates to the erotic and sexual. Extensive cross references, quotations from sacred erotic scriptures, Internet resources, and 28 indexes to related topics within the book take the reader on an odyssey from almost any point of departure to the farthest reaches of this fascinating subject.
Charles Phillips, Alan Axelrod
Encyclopedia of Wars
Places wars in their historical context. The first reference work of its kind, “Encyclopedia of Wars” describes not only the military aspect of wars – the causes of conflict, an enumeration of battles, and a summary of the outcome(s) – but also the social and political context in which the wars occurred. This provides readers and researchers with the important facts as well as the historical background for each war. From the Crusades to the Revolutionary War to the Persian Gulf War, this three-volume encyclopedia covers every major war, rebellion, and revolution from 3,500 BCE to the present. Its valuable content is in an accessible format. In three comprehensive volumes and approximately 2,000 A-to-Z entries, this definitive resource provides more thorough, complete coverage than any other encyclopedia. Each entry provides an at-a-glance look at the war in question and a narrative discussion of the war, examining its social context, major battles and events, and broader significance in cultural and historical terms. Suggestions for further reading follow each entry, and a general bibliography of major texts on war is included in the final volume.
Brill’s New Pauly, Classical Tradition
The encyclopaedic coverage and high academic standard of the work, the interdisciplinary and contemporary approach and clear and accessible presentation have made the “New Pauly” the unrivalled modern reference work for the ancient world.
Charles Russell Coulter, Patricia Turner
Encyclopedia of Ancient Deities
The history of the divine is the history of human thought. For as long as men and women have pondered the mysteries of their existence, they have answered their own questions with stories of gods and goddesses. Belief in these deities shaped whole civilizations, yet today many of their names and images lie buried.
The Encyclopedia of Ancient Deities makes those names available to the general reader as well as the scholar. This reference work lists all the known gods through recorded history. Alphabetically arranged entries provide the name of each deity (with alternate spellings), as well as notes on names that may be linguistically or functionally related. The tribe or culture that worshiped the deity is identified, and the god’s origins and functions are explained.
An extensive bibliography provides opportunities for further research and an exhaustive index provides access to the entries through virtually all names, forms and kinds of deities.
The Encyclopedia of Crystals, Herbs, and New Age Elements: An A to Z Guide to New Age Elements and How to Use Them
Your essential guide to the power of New Age elements!
From crystals and herbs to flowers and essential oils, this comprehensive guide shows you how to use a variety of New Age elements to enhance your life. Each page includes information on their attributes, healing properties, and how they can be applied in any situation. With detailed descriptions and an informative glossary, you can quickly discover the New Age element that best serves your purpose, whether it’s promoting healing, activating creativity, or bringing about good fortune.
Complete with beautiful, full-color photographs, this book teaches you everything you ever wanted to know about crystals, herbs, and other popular New Age elements.