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Værker af Michael Jordan

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Dictionary of Gods And Goddesses (2004) 83 eksemplarer
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Nostradamus and the New Millennium (1998) 37 eksemplarer
Buddha (2003) 24 eksemplarer
Plants of Mystery and Magic (1997) 22 eksemplarer
An Illustrated History of Islam (2002) 22 eksemplarer
The Beauty of Trees (2012) 22 eksemplarer
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Výkladový slovník jmen antických, keltských, aztéckých, čínských, japonských, indických a slovanských božstev. U některých bohů jsou uvedeny i literární prameny, umělecké zobrazení, místo a období uctívání. Kniha je doplněna seznamem použité literatury, který česká redakce slovníku rozšířila o odkazy na české knihy
Hanita73 | 3 andre anmeldelser | Feb 27, 2022 |
Spirit of the East provides an illustrated, in-depth but accessible introduction to the major faiths and philosophies of India, China and Japan. The book focuses not only on the inner spirit of the East, that is the religious teachings, scriptures, lives of teachers, ethics and morals but also on its outer manifestation in the world of affairs through rituals, myths, architecture, holy places and symbols. Further the interplay between the historical, cultural and religious beliefs of each of the Eastern traditions is explored and illustrated.… (mere)
Langri_Tangpa_Centre | Feb 7, 2022 |
Urban Arboreal by Michael Jordan
A Modern Glossary of City Trees

Sept 2018
Quarto Publishing

I received a digital arc of this book for an unbiased review from NetGalley and Quarto Publishing.

A beautifully illustrated book of city trees around the world. It is organized in alphabetical order explaining the history along with descriptive information regarding the species.

It makes you understand the beauty and significance of trees. Most of these trees inhabit other countries where one would never encounter.… (mere)
marquis784 | 1 anden anmeldelse | Feb 15, 2020 |
Can the whole of Eastern thought fit between these covers? Hardly.
Still, this book is an intricately woven and delightfully readable quest through Eastern thought. This is not a dry, scholarly recitation. Instead, like the philosophy he writes about, author Michael Jordan takes the middle ground. He manages to touch on the breadth of Eastern thinking while taking occasional plunges to its depths for a story or quote from the sacred texts.

Jordan begins at the beginning revealing the cacophony of gods and goddesses whose mercurial qualities make up the religion and rituals of India, Japan and China. He even touches art, architecture and skills of various sects. Jordan covers modern Eastern communities, but there is a strange bent towards Britain and no mention of the huge Buddhist and Zen groups in the United States.

There is an excellent section on Jainism, a short, light chapter on Confucius and even several references to Zen. Jordan really shines when he writes about myths and gods, both of which he has written about before.

There is a breadth to what is missing as well. There exists a massive array of delightful Hindu myths that barely get mentioned. There is a rich vein of Zen koans and stories that are bypassed, and there is little exploration of the connections between East and West.

This breadth comes with a cost. It is like trying to train a chef merely by handing him recipes. There needs to be more substance, more depth. Reading this book is as disappointing as finding that the Mona Lisa had only been painted on a postage stamp. Readers are left to wonder if there should be more or is this truly the gist of Eastern wisdom?
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PSZC | Apr 12, 2019 |


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