The Temple

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With more than two million copies sold in more than a dozen languages, the Art & Imagination series provides illustrated introductions by distinguished writers and scholars to the worlds of mythology, symbols, and sacred traditions. This classic series has now been redesigned and reformatted for a new generation of readers, and it launches with the following four titles.
This cross-cultural compendium shows how the holy meeting place is ...

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Overview

With more than two million copies sold in more than a dozen languages, the Art & Imagination series provides illustrated introductions by distinguished writers and scholars to the worlds of mythology, symbols, and sacred traditions. This classic series has now been redesigned and reformatted for a new generation of readers, and it launches with the following four titles.
This cross-cultural compendium shows how the holy meeting place is common to faiths and sites from Greece to Mexico, from Jerusalem to Cambodia and beyond.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780500810507
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • Publication date: 11/19/2012
  • Series: Art and Imagination Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

John Lundquist is former Curator of Asian and Middle Eastern Collections at the New
York Public Library.

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Table of Contents

Meeting place of heaven and earth 6

The temple's many names 10

The mountain 14

The heavenly prototype 30

Sacred geometry 36

The mandala 48

Ritual 58

Ritual drama in the temple 68

The House of Life 74

Secrecy 80

The temple as a place of burial 88

Themes 98

The temple's many forms 100

The primordial mound 102

The path inward 104

The heavenly presence 106

Sacred geometry 108

Mandalas 110

Borobudur 112

The Temple of the Lord 114

The way of the pilgrim 116

The Tree of Life 118

The living water 120

The temple at work 122

Life after death 124

Further reading 126

Acknowledgments 127

Index 128

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