Fishes, Insects, Animals, Reptiles and Birds by Manly P. Hall

Fishes, Insects, Animals, Reptiles and Birds

byManly P. Hall

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As appropriate emblems of various human and divine attributes birds were included in religious and philosophic symbolism that of pagans and of Christians alike.

Cruelty was signified by the buzzard; courage by the eagle; self-sacrifice by the pelican; and pride by the peacock. The ability of birds to leave the earth and fly aloft toward the source of light has resulted in their being associated with aspiration, purity, and beauty. Wings were therefore often added to various terrene creatures in an effort to suggest transcendency.

Because their habitat was among the branches of the sacred trees in the hearts of ancient forests, birds were also regarded as the appointed messengers of the tree spirits and Nature gods dwelling in these consecrated groves, and through their clear notes the gods themselves were said to speak...

Title:Fishes, Insects, Animals, Reptiles and BirdsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 11, 2015Publisher:Edition du Phoenix d'OrLanguage:English

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