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The Golden Germ: An introduction to Indian Symbolism

By: F.D.K. Bosch

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 1994

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 028925

ISBN: 8121506336

Condition: New


By many scholars, not least in the field of Oriental studies, the existence of symbolism in general and of Indian symbolism in particular is cast in doubt or simply denied. Although there is too much dilettantism in this field, the author of this important study requests for the conviction that symbolism must be taken seriously as a subject of inquiry. The author has taken as point of departure the mokara, the well-known Indian water-monster. He traces the connections between monster-head and other motifs, and then, clinging to this thread, penetrates to the core of Indian symbolism: the golde... View more info

Il Germe d’oro: Un’introduzione al simbolismo Indiano

By: F.D.K. Bosch

Price: $65.21

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Adelphi Edizioni/Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2017

Seller ID: 112370

ISBN: 8845931528

Condition: New


Muovendo dallo studio dei rilievi del prodigioso tempio giavanese di Barabu?ur (IX secolo), Bosch ci accompagna, attraverso una lussureggiante selva di richiami simbolici, fino al cuore della concezione indiana del mondo: Hira?yagarbha, il Germe d’oro del ?gveda, il principio unico della vita. Emerso dalle acque primordiali come pianta di loto, partecipe delle essenze opposte di Soma e di Agni, Hira?yagarbha diviene l’albero cosmico rovesciato, asse dell’universo, nel quale scorre il rasa, l’Acqua della Vita che anima e accomuna tutti gli esseri – animali, uomini e dèi. Così, i mot... View more info