Retrieving Tribal Memory
Mantids, Ungulates as Symbols of Death and Resurrection, Shamanism, and DNA relies on the oral traditions and ceremonialism of primitive peoples studied by ethnographers, “natural histories”written by early historians, and evidence of archaeologists and archeo-astronomers to demonstrate that all those universal themes belong to an epic creation cycle whose origin can be traced to our common Paleolithic Out-of-Africa ancestors. $39.95
Abodes for the Gods. The Symbolism of Sacred Architecture in the Indo-Pacific continues the story of its companion volume Abodes for the God. The Symbolism of Ancient Sacred Architecture in Eurasia in interpreting the diverse forms of sacred architecture by examining the world-views, religious beliefs, and rituals of the cultures that built them.
The Empire Builders. A Socio-Economic History of Architects and Building Artisans from the Neolithic to the Renaissance is a comparative study of the men who literally built the monumental architecture of Eurasia’s diverse civilizations up until modern times. Synthesizing data from many disciplines (ancient history and law, hieroglyphic and cuneiform texts, mythology, archaeology, guild records, literature, geophysics, and climatology) the building craftsmen are identified; their training, guild organizations, and construction rites described; and their status and life style examined. $39.95
The New Plein Air by Phil Dynan describes the artist's development & interpretation of "plein air" painting. Dynan takes the style back to its roots in "Impressionism". Originally, the term "impressionist painting" was a term of ridicule, but the artists using the new technique quickly adopted the title. Dynan continues where those artists left off - rejecting the current flood of unimaginatve & muddy "plein air" paintings. $29.95
Abodes for the Gods. The Symbolism of Ancient Sacred Architecture in Eurasia interprets the diverse forms of sacred architecture by examining the world-views, religious beliefs, and rituals of the cultures that built them. The study employs a multi-disciplinary approach: historical records, religious texts, archaeological findings, linguistic data, works of art, archaeo-astronomy, mathematical development, biology, and ancient sailing records. $30.95