Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Language and Literature > Immortal Wisdom from Ancient Times in Myths, Tales and Legends
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Immortal Wisdom from Ancient Times in Myths, Tales and Legends
Immortal Wisdom from Ancient Times in Myths, Tales and Legends
Description
Back of the Book

This book contains a collection of famous myths, legends and fairy tales of different ancient cultures interpreted by Medhananda. He gives us a new key to perceive the hidden messages of wisdom; wisdom in the sense of self-knowledge, an awareness of our different soul forces and their play and movements in us.

We recognise that wisdom is as old as mankind and has expressed itself in an early age through symbols, images, myths, dreams, fairy tales. Medhananda leads us to the psychological truth that all the different persons in the tales are parts of ourselves. When the myths speak of gods or creators, kings, princesses, animals or castles, fire and snow crystals, we have to perceive them as different force fields, functions, potentialities and archetypes in us. Instead of taking the stories literally, as fancy imaginations or tales of the past, we learn to understand them as mirrors and expressions of our own multi-faceted consciousness - a consciousness that is based on the oneness of being.

So the potter’s wheel on which the gods fabricate man out of clay can be seen as an image that shows us how self-awareness creates itself on the wheel of life, of death and birth. This new psychological understanding of the ancient texts helps us to deepen our self-awareness, to learn about the possibilities of our consciousness; it helps us to grow and to transform our little ego-formation into a greater self.

In India there is this tale: “The pupil observes that his Guru perceives things and events in a different way. So he asks his teacher: ‘Do we live in the same world’? The teacher answers: ‘Yes, but the difference is, that you see yourself as a part of the world and I see the whole world in myself’.”

Introduction

This book contains a collection of famous myths, legends and fairy tales of different ancient cultures interpreted by Medhananda.

He gives us a new key to perceive the hidden messages of wisdom; wisdom in the sense of self-knowledge, an awareness of our different soul forces and their play and movements in us. We recognise that wisdom is as old as mankind and has expressed itself in an early age through symbols, images, myths, dreams, fancy tales. Medhananda leads us to the psychological truth that all the different persons in the tales are parts of ourselves. When the myths speak of gods or creators, kings, princesses, animals or castles, fire and snow crystals, we have to perceive them as different force fields, functions, potentialities and archetypes in us. Instead of taking the stories literally, as fancy imaginations or tales of the past, we learn to understand them as mirrors and expressions of our own multifaceted consciousness - a consciousness that is based on the oneness of being. So the potter’s wheel on which the gods fabricate man out of clay can be seen as an image that shows us how self-awareness creates itself on the wheel of life, of death and birth.

This new psychological understanding of the ancient texts helps us to deepen our self-awareness, to learn about the possibilities of our consciousness; it helps us to grow and to transform our little ego-formation into a greater self.

In India there is this tale: The pupil observes that his Guru perceives things and events in a different way. So he asks his teacher: ‘Do we live in the same world’? The teacher answers: ‘Yes, but the difference is, that you see yourself as a part of that world and I see the whole world in myself’.”

The articles were first edited by Medhananda in the journal ‘Equals One: ‘The Gospel of Herakles’, ‘The Birth of the Golden Child’, ‘The Iron Man’, ‘Ganesh, the Elephant God’ under the title ‘Eternal Religion’ (in 1975), ‘What is Wisdom’, ‘The Gospel of Thomas’ and ‘Briar Rose’ under the title ‘Wisdom’ (in 1968) and The Book of Gates’ under the title ‘Optimism’ (in 1968).

Contents

Introduction 9
What is Wisdom 11
Religere v/s Negligere 15
The Gospel of Heracles a Mediterranean myth 19
Stone Age Wisdom in fairy-tales 53
Briar Rose a Grimm’s fairy-tale 57
The Iron Man a Grimm’s fairy-tale 73
The Gospel according to Thomas that was buried in the sand 93
The Birth of the Golden Child an Egyptian picture-strip from the Temple of Deir-el-Bahri 125
The Book of Gates a Egyptian papyrus from the Tomb of Her Uben 153
Ganesh, the Elephant God an old South-Indian parable 171
Appendix 175

Immortal Wisdom from Ancient Times in Myths, Tales and Legends

Item Code:
NAC282
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2006
ISBN:
8186413324
Size:
8.5 Inch X 5.5 Inch
Pages:
180 (Illustrated In B/W)
Other Details:
Weight of the Book: 245 gms
Price:
$22.50   Shipping Free
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Immortal Wisdom from Ancient Times in Myths, Tales and Legends

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 5573 times since 12th Jul, 2011
Back of the Book

This book contains a collection of famous myths, legends and fairy tales of different ancient cultures interpreted by Medhananda. He gives us a new key to perceive the hidden messages of wisdom; wisdom in the sense of self-knowledge, an awareness of our different soul forces and their play and movements in us.

We recognise that wisdom is as old as mankind and has expressed itself in an early age through symbols, images, myths, dreams, fairy tales. Medhananda leads us to the psychological truth that all the different persons in the tales are parts of ourselves. When the myths speak of gods or creators, kings, princesses, animals or castles, fire and snow crystals, we have to perceive them as different force fields, functions, potentialities and archetypes in us. Instead of taking the stories literally, as fancy imaginations or tales of the past, we learn to understand them as mirrors and expressions of our own multi-faceted consciousness - a consciousness that is based on the oneness of being.

So the potter’s wheel on which the gods fabricate man out of clay can be seen as an image that shows us how self-awareness creates itself on the wheel of life, of death and birth. This new psychological understanding of the ancient texts helps us to deepen our self-awareness, to learn about the possibilities of our consciousness; it helps us to grow and to transform our little ego-formation into a greater self.

In India there is this tale: “The pupil observes that his Guru perceives things and events in a different way. So he asks his teacher: ‘Do we live in the same world’? The teacher answers: ‘Yes, but the difference is, that you see yourself as a part of the world and I see the whole world in myself’.”

Introduction

This book contains a collection of famous myths, legends and fairy tales of different ancient cultures interpreted by Medhananda.

He gives us a new key to perceive the hidden messages of wisdom; wisdom in the sense of self-knowledge, an awareness of our different soul forces and their play and movements in us. We recognise that wisdom is as old as mankind and has expressed itself in an early age through symbols, images, myths, dreams, fancy tales. Medhananda leads us to the psychological truth that all the different persons in the tales are parts of ourselves. When the myths speak of gods or creators, kings, princesses, animals or castles, fire and snow crystals, we have to perceive them as different force fields, functions, potentialities and archetypes in us. Instead of taking the stories literally, as fancy imaginations or tales of the past, we learn to understand them as mirrors and expressions of our own multifaceted consciousness - a consciousness that is based on the oneness of being. So the potter’s wheel on which the gods fabricate man out of clay can be seen as an image that shows us how self-awareness creates itself on the wheel of life, of death and birth.

This new psychological understanding of the ancient texts helps us to deepen our self-awareness, to learn about the possibilities of our consciousness; it helps us to grow and to transform our little ego-formation into a greater self.

In India there is this tale: The pupil observes that his Guru perceives things and events in a different way. So he asks his teacher: ‘Do we live in the same world’? The teacher answers: ‘Yes, but the difference is, that you see yourself as a part of that world and I see the whole world in myself’.”

The articles were first edited by Medhananda in the journal ‘Equals One: ‘The Gospel of Herakles’, ‘The Birth of the Golden Child’, ‘The Iron Man’, ‘Ganesh, the Elephant God’ under the title ‘Eternal Religion’ (in 1975), ‘What is Wisdom’, ‘The Gospel of Thomas’ and ‘Briar Rose’ under the title ‘Wisdom’ (in 1968) and The Book of Gates’ under the title ‘Optimism’ (in 1968).

Contents

Introduction 9
What is Wisdom 11
Religere v/s Negligere 15
The Gospel of Heracles a Mediterranean myth 19
Stone Age Wisdom in fairy-tales 53
Briar Rose a Grimm’s fairy-tale 57
The Iron Man a Grimm’s fairy-tale 73
The Gospel according to Thomas that was buried in the sand 93
The Birth of the Golden Child an Egyptian picture-strip from the Temple of Deir-el-Bahri 125
The Book of Gates a Egyptian papyrus from the Tomb of Her Uben 153
Ganesh, the Elephant God an old South-Indian parable 171
Appendix 175
Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to Immortal Wisdom from Ancient Times in Myths, Tales and Legends (Language and Literature | Books)

The Immortals of the Bhagavat
by Dilip Kumar Roy
Paperback (Edition: 2011)
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
Item Code: NAC538
$15.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Immortal Tales
by A.D. Bhattacharya
Paperback (Edition: 2010)
Srikunj Sadbhavana Manch
Item Code: IHL412
$10.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Drops of Nectar (Timeless Wisdom For Everyday Living)
by Swami Chidanand Saraswati
Paperback (Edition: 2006)
Wisdom Tree
Item Code: IHK053
$22.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Book of Wisdom: The Heart of Tibetan Buddhism
by Osho
Paperback (Edition: 2005)
Osho Media International
Item Code: IDH509
$55.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Seeds of Wisdom: 120 Letters
by Osho
Hardcover (Edition: 2008)
A Rebel Book
Item Code: IHL143
$25.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Wisdom Sparks
by Sri Swami Sivananda
Paperback (Edition: 2007)
The Divine Life Society
Item Code: IDK475
$13.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
That Thou Art: The Wisdom of the Upanisads
Item Code: NAC635
$15.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
A Treasury of Indian Wisdom
by Karan Singh
Hardcover (Edition: 2010)
Penguin Group
Item Code: NAB911
$35.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
Dear friends, I just placed my order for one Radhe-Shyam copper bangle and I am looking forward to seeing the quality of your products. I have been searching for years for this price range of bangle with 'Radhe Radhe' or 'Radhe-Shyam'. I may add more items as I was not through shopping when I clicked on PayPal. Thanks sooo much for providing such hard-to-find and fair-priced items! Sincerely, David Briscoe
David, USA
I got my two dupattas today and I'm SO HAPPY! Thank you so much. Such amazing quality and the pictures totally do it justice They are beautiful!!! Thank you
Nony, USA
I received my Ganesha Purana order today Books received in good condition and delivery was very fast. Thank you very much..:)) Very good customer service.
Lukesh sithambaram
I'm happy to order from you and not the global monopoly that is Amazon. ;)
Tom, USA
A great 'Dorje' has arrived. Thank you for your sincerity.
Hideo, Japan
Thank you for your amazing customer service! I ordered Liberating Isolation Sunday, March 24 and received it Friday, March 29! Much sooner than expected:) The book was packaged nicely and is in great shape! Thank you again!
James, USA
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti !!! Exotic India Thank You Thank You Thank You !!!
Fotis Kosmidis
Hi, I would like to thankyou for your excellent service. Postage was quick. Books were packaged well and all in good condition.
Pauline, Australia
Thank you very much. Your sale prices are wonderful.
Michael, USA
Kailash Raj’s art, as always, is marvelous. We are so grateful to you for allowing your team to do these special canvases for us. Rarely do we see this caliber of art in modern times. Kailash Ji has taken the Swaminaryan monks’ suggestions to heart and executed each one with accuracy and a spiritual touch.
Sadasivanathaswami, Hawaii
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2019 © Exotic India