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  • One of the fourteen sections of the Satapathabrahmana, the tenth, called Agni-rahasya or "the mystery of Agni (the god and altar)," is entirely devoted to this feature of the sacrificial symbolism.

  • It does not appear, however, that a regularly organized or numerous Orphic sect ever existed, nor that Orphism ever became popular; it was too abstract, too full of symbolism.

  • Creuzer's first and most famous work was his Symbolik and Mythologie der alten V dlker, besonders der Griechen (1810-1812), in which he maintained that the mythology of Homer and Hesiod came from an Eastern source through the Pelasgians, and was the remains of the symbolism of an ancient revelation.

  • In some measure we find this practice adopted by more than one of the Fathers, but it was the Alexandrian school, with its pronounced taste for symbolism, that made the most of it.

  • Mysticism differs, therefore, from ordinary pantheism in that its inmost motive is religious; but, whereas religion is ordinarily occupied with a practical problem and develops its theory in an ethical reference, mysticism displays a predominatingly speculative bent, starting from the divine nature rather than from man and his surroundings, taking the symbolism of religious feeling as literally or metaphysically true, and straining after the present realization of an ineffable union.

  • We may here notice the important chemical symbolism or notation introduced by Berzelius, which greatly contributed to the definite and convenient representation of chemical composition and the tracing of chemical reactions.

  • mercury calx was LJ .3 Bergman's symbolism was obviously cumbrous, and the system used in 1782 by Lavoisier was equally abstruse, since the forms gave no clue as to composition; for instance water, oxygen, and nitric acid werev 4), and e-f.

  • Muller, it had its origin in the worship of Zeus Laphystius; the fleece is the pledge of reconciliation; Jason is a propitiating god of health, Medea a goddess akin to Hera; Aeetes is connected with the Colchian sun-worship. Forchhammer saw in it an old nature symbolism; Jason, the god of healing and fruitfulness, brought the fleece - the fertilizing rain-cloud - to the western land that was parched by the heat of the sun.

  • The pastoral staff, as its name implies, symbolizes the pastoral office and authority, a symbolism already known to Isidore of Seville (De ecclesiast.

  • This symbolism is expressed in the words used, at least since the 10th century, by the consecrator in delivering the pastoral staff at the consecration of a bishop and the benediction of an abbot.

  • Nor is the argument that they are a visible manifestation of the continuity of the Church anything but a doubleedged weapon; for, as Father Braun pertinently asks, if these be their symbolism, of what was their disuse in the Church of England for nigh on 3 00 years a symbol?

  • In this he criticizes the bishops' Report in a sympathetic spirit, but points out how intimately the symbolism of the vestments had become associated with the doctrine of the Sacrifice of the Mass, and how logical was the action of the Reformers in rejecting certain of these vestments.

  • We write;L 22 = a 1 a 2 .b 1 n-2 b2s 3 n - 3 3 n-3 3 n-3 3 a 3 = a 1 a 2 .b 1 b 2 .c 1 c2, and so on whenever we require to represent a product of real coefficients symbolically; we then have a one-to-one correspondence between the products of real coefficients and their symbolic forms. If we have a function of degree s in the coefficients, we may select any s sets of umbrae for use, and having made a selection we may when only one quantic is under consideration at any time permute the sets of umbrae in any manner without altering the real significance of the symbolism.

  • But the structure of the book, the symbolism and the connexion of the prophet's thoughts have given rise to much controversy.

  • Cumont's interpretation of the main relief and its smaller companions involves the reconstruction of a Mithraic theology, a Mithraic legend, and a Mithraic symbolism.

  • Owing to Semitic influence every Persian god had in Roman times come to possess a twofold significance - astrological and natural, Semitic and Iranian - the earlier and deeper Iranian significance being imparted by the clergy to the few intelligent elect, the more attractive and :superficial Chaldaean symbolism being presented to the multitude.

  • Michael Stifel and Johann Scheubelius (Scheybl) (1494-1570) flourished in Germany, and although unacquainted with the work of Cardan and Tartalea, their writings are noteworthy for their perspicuity and the introduction of a more complete symbolism for quantities and operations.

  • Its great merit consists in the complete notation and symbolism, which avoided the cumbersome expressions of the earlier algebraists, and reduced the art to a form closely resembling that of to-day.

  • A fantastic and elaborate doctrine of symbolism existed which comprised all nature; witchcraft, alchemy and medicine were its practical expressions.

  • The lofty symbolism of his prose is frequently obscure, but his lyrical verses are distinguished for their rapturous ecstasy and beauty of expression.

  • "In a language which is singularly poor in mystical works it stands with the Divina Commedia as one cf the two supreme attempts to express the eternal in the symbolism of a day, to paint the union of the soul with the supra-sensible while still imprisoned in the flesh."

  • He held that the Hebrew must be read without points, and his interpretation rested largely on fanciful symbolism.

  • It was represented in zodiacal symbolism by the god Ramman, crowned with a tiara and pouring water from a vase, or more generally by the vase and water without the god.

  • The Egyptians adopted from the Greeks, with considerable modifications of its attendant symbolism, the twelve-fold division of the zodiac. Aries became the Fleece; two Sprouting Plants, typifying equality or resemblance, stood for Gemini; Cancer was re-named Scarabaeus; Leo was converted, from the axe-like configuration of its chief stars, into the Knife: Libra into the Mountain of the Sun, a reminiscence, apparently, of the Euphratean association of the seventh month with a " holy mound," designating the biblical tower of Babel.

  • His prophecies (which are regularly dated) are assigned to various years from 592 to 570 B.C. The theme of the first twenty-four chapters of his book is the impending fall of Jerusalem, which took place actually in 586, and which Ezekiel foretells in a series of prophecies, distinguished by great variety of symbolism and imagery.

  • Prudentius shows Ambrose as his master here, but gives to Ambrose's mystic symbolism much clearer expression.

  • 160, we have this symbolism enshrined in a literary form: " In company with Paul I followed, while everywhere Faith led the way, and set before me the fish from the fountain, mighty and stainless, whom a pure virgin grasped, and gave this to friends to eat always, having good wine and giving the mixt cup with bread."

  • There were, however, further changes, the result partly of doctrinal developments, partly of that passion for symbolism which by the 13th century had completed the evolution of the Catholic ritual.

  • The Romanesque churches, still reminiscent of antique models, had preserved all the simplicity of the ancient basilicas with much more than their grandeur; but the taste for religious symbolism which culminated in the 13th century, and the imaginative genius of the northern peoples, transformed them into the marvellous dreams in stone of the " Gothic " period.

  • The Anglican Church retains only the Biblical symbolism of " the blessing of the hand."

  • The amice, whatever its origin or symbolism, became specifically a vestment associated with the sacrifice of the Mass, and as such it was rejected with the other "Mass vestments" in England at the Reformation.

  • As a typical embodiment for all time of the conflict between superstition and true religion, it is lifted out of the range of mere individual biography into that of spiritual symbolism, and it has accordingly furnished at once a fruitful theme for the religious teacher and 1 The text is uncertain.

  • 2t), a design for its own sake without the tie of symbolism or history.

  • (X.) Ancient History and Religious Symbolism.

  • But even in the Talmud the reign of Alexandra is described in apocalyptic language such as is commonly applied to the future age, and if allowance be made for the symbolism proper to revelations it is clear that essentially the scribe and the seer have the same purpose and even the same doctrines.

  • The future of symbolic logic as coherent with the rest of logic, in the sense which the word has borne throughout its history seems to be bound up with the question of the nature of the analysis that lies behind the symbolism, and of the way in which this is justified in the setting of a doctrine of validity.

  • It is useless to follow Boehme further, for his cosmogony is disfigured by a wild Paracelsian symbolism, and his constructive efforts in general are full of the uncouth straining of an untrained writer.

  • Moehler, Symbolism (trans.

  • Some critics, however, think that the key of symbolism needs to be supplemented by that of mythology.

  • That this is the case at Chidambaram is known to every Hindu, for if he ever asks the priests to show him the God in the temple he is pointed to an empty space in the holy of holies, which has been termed the Akasa, or ether-linga."But, however congenial this refined symbolism may be to the worshipper of a speculative turn of mind, it is difficult to see how it could ever satisfy the religious wants of the common man little given to abstract conceptions of this kind.

  • LIGHTS The ceremonial use of lights in the Christian Church, with which this article is mainly concerned, probably has a double origin: in a very natural symbolism, and in the adaptation of certain and Jewish rites and customs of which the paganJ symbolic meaning was Christianized.

  • 1 This symbolism - whatever it was - was not pagan, i.e.

  • To trace the gradual elaboration of the symbolism and use of ceremonial lights in the Church, until its full development and systematization in the middle ages, would be impossible here.

  • A later development, however, by which certain lights themselves came to be regarded as objects of worship and to have other lights burned before them, was condemned as idolatrous by the synod of Noyon in 1344.10 The passion for symbolism extracted ever new meanings out of the candles and their use.

  • The same symbolism is intended by the lighted tapers which must accompany the Host whenever it is carried in procession, or to the sick and dying.

  • As symbols of light and joy a candle is held on each side of the deacon when reading the Gospel at Mass; and the same symbolism underlies the multiplication of lights on festivals, their number varying with the importance of the occasion.

  • 1901); the article " Licht " in Wetzer and Welte's Kirchenlexikon (Freiburg-i.-B., 1882-1901), an excellent exposition of the symbolism from the Catholic point of view, also " Kerze " and " Lichter ", W.

  • In1862-1867he lectured on church history at Andover, and after 1869 taught at the Union Theological Seminary - as instructor in church history in 1869-1870, and professor of theological cyclopaedia and Christian symbolism in 1870-1873, of Hebrew and cognate languages in 1873-1874, of sacred literature in 1874-1887, and of church history in 1887-1893.

  • He is at his best in the adaptation of the symbolism of old legend to modern uses.

  • This church, decorated with elaborate symbolism, was styled the "Ark of the Covenant," and in it the elect were to await the coming of the Lord.

  • Sympathy and symbolism, association of ideas and analogy, together with a certain amount of observation, are the explanation of the great mass of heteroscopic divinatory formulae.

  • His susceptibility to new ideas is illustrated in such pieces as Mariana (1892), Mancha que limpia (1895), El Hijo de Don Juan (1892), and El Loco Dios (1900) these indicate a close study of Ibsen, and El Loco Dios more especially might be taken for an unintentional parody of Ibsen's symbolism.

  • 57, where, upon a symbolical description of the Church as a sheepfold, he has superimposed the further symbolism of a ship).

  • But before his time and within a hundred years of Tertullian this symbolism in its original significance had become heretical, and the orthodox were thrown back on another explanation of it.

  • It was characterized by the grossest symbolism, in honour of the fertility of nature.

  • In Judaism, as in other, especially Oriental, religions, the natural dislike of material defilement has been elevated into a religious sentiment, and made to support a complicated system of quasi-sanitary abstinences and ceremonial purifications; then, as the ethical element predominated in the Jewish religion, a moral symbolism was felt to reside in the ceremonial code, and thus aversion to impurity came to be a common form of the ethico-religious sentiment.

  • He further attempted to build up a symbolism of numbers with the view of elaborating the doctrine of the Trinity, and explaining the meaning of unity, plurality and likeness.

  • This vein of symbolism is so easy to work that it must be regarded with distrust.

  • 5a gods, not to symbolism (Zeus was a cuckoo), but to survivals from that quality of early thought which draws no line between man and god and beast and bird and fish.

  • All the mystic symbolism of the morning sun, especially in connexion with the doctrine of the future life, could thus be transferred to the benu, and the language of the hymns in which the Egyptians praised the luminary of dawn as he drew near 2 Some other ancient accounts may be here referred to.

  • Braun (Liturgische Gewandung, p. 513) thinks that the symbolism of the cross may have had some influence in fixing and propagating the square shape, and he quotes a decree of the synod of Aix (1585) ordering the J g h clergy to wear a biretta sewn in the form of a cross (biretum in modum crucis consuturn, ut ecclesiasticos homines decet).

  • The symbolism of his death made people aware that their society had become callous, irresponsible and selfish.

  • bestiaryan>medieval bestiaries, exotic creatures had fabulous legends attached to them, which gave them a theological symbolism.

  • The evidence is that the phonetic symbolism is not based on similarity of initial consonants.

  • Its symbolism is partly derived from the fact that a square aspect is a division of the whole chart into four.

  • emblem for the figure 8, which holds a lot of power in Feng Shui and Chinese Symbolism.

  • enwrapped in the symbolism of sailing on the raft of Buddha to the shores of Nirvana.

  • Language goes no further in this direction, but the mathematical symbolism of the differential calculus allows of an indefinite extension of this procedure.

  • Many of these symbolism of the Chinese Pakua thus find close kinship with the Middle East, specially Hebrew culture.

  • knotting techniques and the symbolism of designs.

  • A chance to learn about the symbolism behind the hand mudra, Tibetan chanting of the mandala offering and using a mandala set.

  • Masonic symbolism?

  • Scottish Freemasonry did not exist at the time this gable was built and so Masonic symbolism likewise did not then exist.

  • The use of twin minarets at Erzurum and at Sivas indicates the importance of Imperial symbolism in medrese design.

  • obtuse lyrics and intricate symbolism.

  • occult symbolism, designed to link Christ with Pagan astronomical symbols?

  • phallic symbolism.

  • phonetic symbolism has to be modified.

  • Readers of my third book ' When The Gods Came Down ' should understand the profundity of this symbolism.

  • Like astrology, the symbolism of alchemy has in modern times been scrutinized in the light of Jungian psychology.

  • redolent with symbolism [see right hand column] .

  • Some enjoy making elaborate wands full of symbolism, maybe even including precious gems, others prefer simplicity.

  • subculture of jargon and symbolism that provides me with no point of reference.

  • sumo (wrestling) into shinto, you will have great difficulty understading all of the symbolism etc. in a sumo tournament.

  • symbolism of events gives them an importance out of all proportion to the numbers of people directly involved in them.

  • symbolism of the cards.

  • The text provides a lively survey, puts pieces into context and explains the symbolism behind the designs.

  • They could not be expected necessarily to understand common scriptural symbolism let alone the arcane speeches of the Nazarene.

  • They made photographs that explored the darker symbolism of the place.

  • Each is presented with a discussion of the associated symbolism.

  • The altar is to be a table to carry forward the meal symbolism of the eucharist.

  • symbolism in art.

  • Does the American $ 1 bill contain Masonic symbolism?

  • The concept of phonetic symbolism has to be modified.

  • Is the astrological symbolism in J K Rowling's Harry Potter books, conscious, unconscious or random?

  • Dürer's Melencolia is replete with alchemical symbolism related directly to much of the symbolism in the 1934 drawing.

  • What conclusions in relation to Japanese are justified by the long series of experiments on cross-linguistic sound symbolism?

  • The cosmic symbolism involved will be explained in full on the trip.

  • His passage about the cross-shaped hieroglyphics found in the temple gives some idea of how Christianity turned pagan symbolism to its advantage.

  • The issue was whether the constant repetition of messages about marriage symbolism would lead the laity to internalize the values in question.

  • A map view of a geographic sub-set will use the full range of color symbolism for the selected region.

  • This instruction serves to reinforce the number symbolism & association with harmony.

  • The pack is... £ 18.20 Qty Wheel Of Life Poster This poster contains a wealth of information, rich in Buddhist symbolism.

  • vodou altar contains much complicated and changing imagery and symbolism.

  • Whilst forming the central feature of the ritualistic symbolism, this triad - Prajapati, sacrifice (oblation, victim), sacrificer - is extended in various ways.

  • One of the fourteen sections of the Satapathabrahmana, the tenth, called Agni-rahasya or "the mystery of Agni (the god and altar)," is entirely devoted to this feature of the sacrificial symbolism.

  • It does not appear, however, that a regularly organized or numerous Orphic sect ever existed, nor that Orphism ever became popular; it was too abstract, too full of symbolism.

  • Mohler, Symbolism (E.

  • Creuzer's first and most famous work was his Symbolik and Mythologie der alten V dlker, besonders der Griechen (1810-1812), in which he maintained that the mythology of Homer and Hesiod came from an Eastern source through the Pelasgians, and was the remains of the symbolism of an ancient revelation.

  • In some measure we find this practice adopted by more than one of the Fathers, but it was the Alexandrian school, with its pronounced taste for symbolism, that made the most of it.

  • Mysticism differs, therefore, from ordinary pantheism in that its inmost motive is religious; but, whereas religion is ordinarily occupied with a practical problem and develops its theory in an ethical reference, mysticism displays a predominatingly speculative bent, starting from the divine nature rather than from man and his surroundings, taking the symbolism of religious feeling as literally or metaphysically true, and straining after the present realization of an ineffable union.

  • We may here notice the important chemical symbolism or notation introduced by Berzelius, which greatly contributed to the definite and convenient representation of chemical composition and the tracing of chemical reactions.

  • mercury calx was LJ .3 Bergman's symbolism was obviously cumbrous, and the system used in 1782 by Lavoisier was equally abstruse, since the forms gave no clue as to composition; for instance water, oxygen, and nitric acid werev 4), and e-f.

  • Muller, it had its origin in the worship of Zeus Laphystius; the fleece is the pledge of reconciliation; Jason is a propitiating god of health, Medea a goddess akin to Hera; Aeetes is connected with the Colchian sun-worship. Forchhammer saw in it an old nature symbolism; Jason, the god of healing and fruitfulness, brought the fleece - the fertilizing rain-cloud - to the western land that was parched by the heat of the sun.

  • The pastoral staff, as its name implies, symbolizes the pastoral office and authority, a symbolism already known to Isidore of Seville (De ecclesiast.

  • This symbolism is expressed in the words used, at least since the 10th century, by the consecrator in delivering the pastoral staff at the consecration of a bishop and the benediction of an abbot.

  • With this process, which in all its essential features was completed in the 11th century, doctrinal developments had little or nothing to do, though from the 9th century onwards liturgiologists were busy expounding the mystic symbolism of garments which, until their imagination set to work, had for the most part no symbolism whatever (see below).

  • The earliest record of any attempt to interpret this symbolism that we possess is, so far as the West is concerned, the short exposition in the Explicatio Missae of Germanus, bishop of Paris (d.

  • Nor is the argument that they are a visible manifestation of the continuity of the Church anything but a doubleedged weapon; for, as Father Braun pertinently asks, if these be their symbolism, of what was their disuse in the Church of England for nigh on 3 00 years a symbol?

  • In this he criticizes the bishops' Report in a sympathetic spirit, but points out how intimately the symbolism of the vestments had become associated with the doctrine of the Sacrifice of the Mass, and how logical was the action of the Reformers in rejecting certain of these vestments.

  • We write;L 22 = a 1 a 2 .b 1 n-2 b2s 3 n - 3 3 n-3 3 n-3 3 a 3 = a 1 a 2 .b 1 b 2 .c 1 c2, and so on whenever we require to represent a product of real coefficients symbolically; we then have a one-to-one correspondence between the products of real coefficients and their symbolic forms. If we have a function of degree s in the coefficients, we may select any s sets of umbrae for use, and having made a selection we may when only one quantic is under consideration at any time permute the sets of umbrae in any manner without altering the real significance of the symbolism.

  • But the structure of the book, the symbolism and the connexion of the prophet's thoughts have given rise to much controversy.

  • Cumont's interpretation of the main relief and its smaller companions involves the reconstruction of a Mithraic theology, a Mithraic legend, and a Mithraic symbolism.

  • Owing to Semitic influence every Persian god had in Roman times come to possess a twofold significance - astrological and natural, Semitic and Iranian - the earlier and deeper Iranian significance being imparted by the clergy to the few intelligent elect, the more attractive and :superficial Chaldaean symbolism being presented to the multitude.

  • The symbolism employed by Mithraism finds its best illustration in the large central relief, which represents Mithras in the act of slaying the bull as a sacrifice to bring about terrestrial life, and thus portrays the concluding scenes in the legend of the sacred animal.

  • There was also an astrological symbolism, but it was superficial, and of secondary importance.

  • The deficiencies of the Greek symbolism were partially remedied; subtraction was denoted by placing a dot over the subtrahend; multiplication, by placing bha (an abbreviation of bhavita, the product ") after the factors; division, by placing the divisor under the dividend; and square root, by inserting ka (an abbreviation of karana, irrational) before the quantity.

  • Michael Stifel and Johann Scheubelius (Scheybl) (1494-1570) flourished in Germany, and although unacquainted with the work of Cardan and Tartalea, their writings are noteworthy for their perspicuity and the introduction of a more complete symbolism for quantities and operations.

  • Its great merit consists in the complete notation and symbolism, which avoided the cumbersome expressions of the earlier algebraists, and reduced the art to a form closely resembling that of to-day.

  • A fantastic and elaborate doctrine of symbolism existed which comprised all nature; witchcraft, alchemy and medicine were its practical expressions.

  • The lofty symbolism of his prose is frequently obscure, but his lyrical verses are distinguished for their rapturous ecstasy and beauty of expression.

  • "In a language which is singularly poor in mystical works it stands with the Divina Commedia as one cf the two supreme attempts to express the eternal in the symbolism of a day, to paint the union of the soul with the supra-sensible while still imprisoned in the flesh."

  • He held that the Hebrew must be read without points, and his interpretation rested largely on fanciful symbolism.

  • But in John this symbolism figures a great historic fact, the joyous freshness of Jesus' ministerial beginnings, as indicated in the sayings of the Bridegroom and of the new wine, a freshness typical of Jesus' ceaseless renovation of souls.

  • It was represented in zodiacal symbolism by the god Ramman, crowned with a tiara and pouring water from a vase, or more generally by the vase and water without the god.

  • The Egyptians adopted from the Greeks, with considerable modifications of its attendant symbolism, the twelve-fold division of the zodiac. Aries became the Fleece; two Sprouting Plants, typifying equality or resemblance, stood for Gemini; Cancer was re-named Scarabaeus; Leo was converted, from the axe-like configuration of its chief stars, into the Knife: Libra into the Mountain of the Sun, a reminiscence, apparently, of the Euphratean association of the seventh month with a " holy mound," designating the biblical tower of Babel.

  • A zodiac on the " astrological altar of Gabies " in the Louvre illustrates the apportionment of the signs among the inmates of the Roman Pantheon; 3 and they occur as a classical reminiscence in the mosaic pavements of San Miniato and the baptistery at Florence the cathedral of Lyons, and the crypt of San Savino at Piacenza.4 Zodiacal symbolism became conspicuous in medieval art.

  • His prophecies (which are regularly dated) are assigned to various years from 592 to 570 B.C. The theme of the first twenty-four chapters of his book is the impending fall of Jerusalem, which took place actually in 586, and which Ezekiel foretells in a series of prophecies, distinguished by great variety of symbolism and imagery.

  • The priestly apparatus of the post-exilic age retains several traces of old mythological symbolism and earlier cult, the meaning of which had not altogether been forgotten.

  • Prudentius shows Ambrose as his master here, but gives to Ambrose's mystic symbolism much clearer expression.

  • 160, we have this symbolism enshrined in a literary form: " In company with Paul I followed, while everywhere Faith led the way, and set before me the fish from the fountain, mighty and stainless, whom a pure virgin grasped, and gave this to friends to eat always, having good wine and giving the mixt cup with bread."

  • There were, however, further changes, the result partly of doctrinal developments, partly of that passion for symbolism which by the 13th century had completed the evolution of the Catholic ritual.

  • The Romanesque churches, still reminiscent of antique models, had preserved all the simplicity of the ancient basilicas with much more than their grandeur; but the taste for religious symbolism which culminated in the 13th century, and the imaginative genius of the northern peoples, transformed them into the marvellous dreams in stone of the " Gothic " period.

  • The Anglican Church retains only the Biblical symbolism of " the blessing of the hand."

  • The amice, whatever its origin or symbolism, became specifically a vestment associated with the sacrifice of the Mass, and as such it was rejected with the other "Mass vestments" in England at the Reformation.

  • As a typical embodiment for all time of the conflict between superstition and true religion, it is lifted out of the range of mere individual biography into that of spiritual symbolism, and it has accordingly furnished at once a fruitful theme for the religious teacher and 1 The text is uncertain.

  • 2t), a design for its own sake without the tie of symbolism or history.

  • (X.) Ancient History and Religious Symbolism.

  • But even in the Talmud the reign of Alexandra is described in apocalyptic language such as is commonly applied to the future age, and if allowance be made for the symbolism proper to revelations it is clear that essentially the scribe and the seer have the same purpose and even the same doctrines.

  • The future of symbolic logic as coherent with the rest of logic, in the sense which the word has borne throughout its history seems to be bound up with the question of the nature of the analysis that lies behind the symbolism, and of the way in which this is justified in the setting of a doctrine of validity.

  • It is useless to follow Boehme further, for his cosmogony is disfigured by a wild Paracelsian symbolism, and his constructive efforts in general are full of the uncouth straining of an untrained writer.

  • In general, works which endeavour to reduce the evidence for this fascinating subject to clearcut systems are more useful for the data they provide than for their conclusions, and it is not unnecessary to warn readers against the unscientific studies of " ophiolatry " and especially against " that portentous nonsense called the ` arkite symbolism ' " (see E.

  • Moehler, Symbolism (trans.

  • Some critics, however, think that the key of symbolism needs to be supplemented by that of mythology.

  • That this is the case at Chidambaram is known to every Hindu, for if he ever asks the priests to show him the God in the temple he is pointed to an empty space in the holy of holies, which has been termed the Akasa, or ether-linga."But, however congenial this refined symbolism may be to the worshipper of a speculative turn of mind, it is difficult to see how it could ever satisfy the religious wants of the common man little given to abstract conceptions of this kind.

  • LIGHTS The ceremonial use of lights in the Christian Church, with which this article is mainly concerned, probably has a double origin: in a very natural symbolism, and in the adaptation of certain and Jewish rites and customs of which the paganJ symbolic meaning was Christianized.

  • 1 This symbolism - whatever it was - was not pagan, i.e.

  • To trace the gradual elaboration of the symbolism and use of ceremonial lights in the Church, until its full development and systematization in the middle ages, would be impossible here.

  • A later development, however, by which certain lights themselves came to be regarded as objects of worship and to have other lights burned before them, was condemned as idolatrous by the synod of Noyon in 1344.10 The passion for symbolism extracted ever new meanings out of the candles and their use.

  • The same symbolism is intended by the lighted tapers which must accompany the Host whenever it is carried in procession, or to the sick and dying.

  • As symbols of light and joy a candle is held on each side of the deacon when reading the Gospel at Mass; and the same symbolism underlies the multiplication of lights on festivals, their number varying with the importance of the occasion.

  • 1901); the article " Licht " in Wetzer and Welte's Kirchenlexikon (Freiburg-i.-B., 1882-1901), an excellent exposition of the symbolism from the Catholic point of view, also " Kerze " and " Lichter ", W.

  • In1862-1867he lectured on church history at Andover, and after 1869 taught at the Union Theological Seminary - as instructor in church history in 1869-1870, and professor of theological cyclopaedia and Christian symbolism in 1870-1873, of Hebrew and cognate languages in 1873-1874, of sacred literature in 1874-1887, and of church history in 1887-1893.

  • He is at his best in the adaptation of the symbolism of old legend to modern uses.

  • This church, decorated with elaborate symbolism, was styled the "Ark of the Covenant," and in it the elect were to await the coming of the Lord.

  • Sympathy and symbolism, association of ideas and analogy, together with a certain amount of observation, are the explanation of the great mass of heteroscopic divinatory formulae.

  • His susceptibility to new ideas is illustrated in such pieces as Mariana (1892), Mancha que limpia (1895), El Hijo de Don Juan (1892), and El Loco Dios (1900) these indicate a close study of Ibsen, and El Loco Dios more especially might be taken for an unintentional parody of Ibsen's symbolism.

  • 57, where, upon a symbolical description of the Church as a sheepfold, he has superimposed the further symbolism of a ship).

  • But before his time and within a hundred years of Tertullian this symbolism in its original significance had become heretical, and the orthodox were thrown back on another explanation of it.

  • It was characterized by the grossest symbolism, in honour of the fertility of nature.

  • In Judaism, as in other, especially Oriental, religions, the natural dislike of material defilement has been elevated into a religious sentiment, and made to support a complicated system of quasi-sanitary abstinences and ceremonial purifications; then, as the ethical element predominated in the Jewish religion, a moral symbolism was felt to reside in the ceremonial code, and thus aversion to impurity came to be a common form of the ethico-religious sentiment.

  • He further attempted to build up a symbolism of numbers with the view of elaborating the doctrine of the Trinity, and explaining the meaning of unity, plurality and likeness.

  • This vein of symbolism is so easy to work that it must be regarded with distrust.

  • 5a gods, not to symbolism (Zeus was a cuckoo), but to survivals from that quality of early thought which draws no line between man and god and beast and bird and fish.

  • All the mystic symbolism of the morning sun, especially in connexion with the doctrine of the future life, could thus be transferred to the benu, and the language of the hymns in which the Egyptians praised the luminary of dawn as he drew near 2 Some other ancient accounts may be here referred to.

  • Braun (Liturgische Gewandung, p. 513) thinks that the symbolism of the cross may have had some influence in fixing and propagating the square shape, and he quotes a decree of the synod of Aix (1585) ordering the J g h clergy to wear a biretta sewn in the form of a cross (biretum in modum crucis consuturn, ut ecclesiasticos homines decet).

  • The whole event is redolent with symbolism [see right hand column ].

  • Its symbolism is partly derived from the fact that a sextile aspect is a division of the whole chart into six.

  • Some enjoy making elaborate wands full of symbolism, maybe even including precious gems, others prefer simplicity.

  • There is an entire subculture of jargon and symbolism that provides me with no point of reference.

  • Unless you are into shinto, you will have great difficulty understading all of the symbolism etc. in a sumo tournament.

  • Sometimes the symbolism of events gives them an importance out of all proportion to the numbers of people directly involved in them.

  • Gail Fairfield focuses on the psychological meanings that can be found in the symbolism of the cards.

  • The text provides a lively survey, puts pieces into context and explains the symbolism behind the designs.

  • Perhaps it should, particularly given the unusual celestial symbolism employed in the Christian Nativity.

  • They could not be expected necessarily to understand common scriptural symbolism let alone the arcane speeches of the Nazarene.

  • They made photographs that explored the darker symbolism of the place.

  • Each is presented with a discussion of the associated symbolism.

  • The altar is to be a table to carry forward the meal symbolism of the eucharist.

  • Ruskin followed this book with a second volume, developing his ideas about symbolism in art.

  • Is the astrological symbolism in J K Rowling 's Harry Potter books, conscious, unconscious or random?

  • Dürer 's Melencolia is replete with alchemical symbolism related directly to much of the symbolism in the 1934 drawing.

  • What conclusions in relation to Japanese are justified by the long series of experiments on cross-linguistic sound symbolism?

  • The cosmic symbolism involved will be explained in full on the trip.

  • His passage about the cross-shaped hieroglyphics found in the temple gives some idea of how Christianity turned pagan symbolism to its advantage.

  • The issue was whether the constant repetition of messages about marriage symbolism would lead the laity to internalize the values in question.

  • A map view of a geographic sub-set will use the full range of color symbolism for the selected region.

  • This instruction serves to reinforce the number symbolism & association with harmony.

  • The pack is... £ 18.20 Qty Wheel Of Life Poster This poster contains a wealth of information, rich in Buddhist symbolism.

  • Its symbolism is partly derived from the fact that a trine aspect is a division of the whole chart into three.

  • A vodou altar contains much complicated and changing imagery and symbolism.

  • Analyzing the symbolism in this novel has given me a new appreciation for English literature.

  • The Ankh looks similar to a cross, and is sometimes called the cross with a handle, but has a different symbolism.

  • Parents are often more inclined to pay attention to the meaning of middle names, as this part of a child's moniker often leaves room for the use of symbolism or at least sentimentalism.

  • What is the purpose behind the symbolism of baptism?

  • If you are working with older children, discuss literary terms, such as setting, plot, climax, genres, symbolism, and themes in relation to the text and the pictures.

  • Art Deco interior design projects are fun and full of nostalgic symbolism of the international Art Deco movement from the early 1920s through the late 1930s.

  • For example, let's say I am looking to buy a gift for my friend in homeroom who wears a lot of band t-shirts and reads books about Irish symbolism.

  • Although many brides do choose their flowers on the basis of looks alone, considering the symbolism of each flower when building your bridal bouquet can add a special touch to your celebration.

  • Butterflies have a great deal of symbolism that appeals to many couples.

  • Lucky bamboo plant wedding favors are a popular and beautiful option rich in symbolism.

  • Bells have strong traditional ties to wedding ceremonies because they are packed with symbolism.

  • Symbolism, tradition, and beauty are qualities of wedding bells.

  • Whatever the symbolism, a favorite spot on the beach will provide you with special memories and great shots for the photo album that you'll cherish for a lifetime.

  • Japanese gardens are typically formal gardens that focus on symmetry and symbolism.

  • For over 15 years, Me and Ro Jewelry has offered stunning jewelry rich with symbolism.

  • They can also last for years as individuals' wrist sizes change, ensuring that the friendship and the symbolism of the bracelet is not limited to one size.

  • The delicate, intricate symbolism of Celtic knots and patterns is made even lovelier by using beautiful gems as the focus of gem Celtic earrings.

  • Claddagh icons combined with other Celtic knots such as trinity or infinity designs for added symbolism.

  • Pendants, brooches, cuff links, anklets, and earrings are also available, integrating the symbolism of the claddagh into anyone's jewelry preferences.

  • A pendant or necklace is a universal gift, and can be treasured as a mother necklace because of its rich symbolism.

  • With its solemnity and symbolism, a high cross necklace is a beautiful and meaningful piece of jewelry.

  • Any of these pieces can blend Celtic symbolism with the classic beauty of gemstones, but it can be difficult to find suitable pieces at most jewelry stores.

  • By understanding how male and female pieces differ, however, and which gems are best for men's designs, it is possible to find stunning men's Celtic jewelry that is rich in symbolism as well as sparkle.

  • From playful poses to Chinese zodiac symbolism, when it comes to a monkey pendant necklace, white gold is a spectacular choice.

  • In the Eastern culture the symbolism of monkeys is extensive.

  • While Soo Chow jade is not true jade, it shares many of many of jade's characteristics and symbolism.

  • Soo Chow jade is associated with the symbolism for serpentine and jade.

  • Since Soo Chow jade is a type of serpentine, the association with serpentine symbolism is stronger.

  • People who buy Soo Chow jade for metaphysical reasons are usually interested in the serpentine symbolism.

  • Since many people buy Soo Chow jade, confusing it with jade, they often attribute jade symbolism to the jewelry.

  • The similarity in appearance and symbolism between the gem stones give shoppers many more jewelry choices.

  • Many triple moon goddess jewelry incorporates moonstone and amethyst because of the gem stones' symbolism and metaphysical properties.

  • First gold Claddagh ring: If your family enjoys Irish traditions or simply likes the symbolism of the Claddagh ring, consider getting your daughter her first gold Claddagh ring.

  • The symbolism has been borrowed to be used in many pendants as a symbol of friendship and love.

  • The symbolism here is of the beginning of a friendship and how it grows.

  • Although the box is too small to hold anything, the act of opening the box, placing the prayer inside, and locking it away may appeal to children who like activity and symbolism in prayer.

  • The symbolism of pearls is still factored into metaphysical jewelry.

  • Claddagh Ring: You've probably seen this ring and may even know a little about the symbolism behind the design.

  • Now that you know a little about the symbolism of both Celtic designs and rubies, you can approach your search for the perfect Celtic ruby ring armed with an understanding of the designs you find.

  • You come away with a greater appreciation for the craftsmanship and symbolism of your purchase.

  • Today the opal is still prized as one of the most beautiful and versatile gemstones and is worn for both fashion and symbolism.

  • Brides can opt for warmer tones rather than stark white without worry about outdated symbolism associated with the tradition of wearing white during the wedding ceremony.

  • This book offers principals of dream interpretation as well as symbolism that can be translated to help you achieve wholeness.

  • Catholic missionaries would not have used any Aztec symbolism in their architecture, decorations or on their furniture pieces.

  • Many tattoo enthusiasts consider Chinese symbolism as mysterious and exotic.

  • An ancient symbol that is known throughout the world, each of the parts of the yin yang sign is rich with symbolism.

  • Rich with symbolism, yin and yang are deeply rooted in the Tao and Taoist thought.

  • This type of symbolism conveys the concept of yin yang energy.

  • People thought of the royal couple as the luckiest, happiest and of course, the wealthiest couple, the Chinese quickly incorporated the symbolism into their culture.

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