Out of print for over forty years, this collection of brief essays of philosophical and mystical interest first appeared in 1929. The seven chapters include:
* The Sand Magic of the Navahos-Explores these pictures as instruments of shamanism used for historical, ceremonial, or medical purposes.
* The Mystery of the Thunderbird-Presents the history and symbolism of the secret wisdom perpetuated by the Indian nations.
* Ju-Jutsu, A Secret of the Samurai-Talks of the "gentler art" learned from the willow tree known as the doctrine of nonresistance.
* The Whirling Dervishes-Looks beyond the visible structure of Dervish mysticism.
* Java's Dancing Shadows-Examines the pageantry of shadow forms.
* The Temple of Heaven-Sketches the Confucian theory of cosmogony as a backdrop for a discussion of the Altar of Heaven in Peking.
* The Seven Days of Creation-Reveals the meaning of the Creation myth in the light of the Qabbalistic teachings of the Hebrews and the secret doctrine of the Brahmans and the Greeks.
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Book Description Philosophical Research Society, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0893148318