FINCH COLLEGE 1965
A strange a mysterious document of seniors [?], graduates [?] - it is not explicitly stated - of Manhattan's all-female Finch College. Black and white images throughout, with only a brief introduction by Dr. John H.B. Knowlton, thus: "While the visual aspect of our world still matters -- the sudden regard of a face, the apprehension of some everyday object, or simply the conflict or consonance of two colors -- while these things hold the impossibility of drama, that drama will demand its stage and its actors...the traffic that crosses this stage has its own life and volition whether it bears human faces or only the diagrams of anxiety or rapture." We suppose the young women featured here are the "traffic' to which he refers. 84 pages. Cloth quarto with wear to edges. Scarce. Further images available upon request.
ATOMS / THE CORE OF ALL MATTER
Golden Press / 1961
GOOD in illustrated boards. 8vo. Color and B & W ills. Laminate peeling a bit along spine with some moderate shelf wear overall.
A FAIRY TALE CASTLE / HALLMARK / VIVIAN TAYLOR
Hallmark / No date / Illustrated by Vivian Taylor
VG in spiral-bound wraps that unfold into paper-engineered castle. 8vo. Color ills. Light shelf wear with a few faint creases and a partial tear to one of the front castle tops.
THE WAY OF THE TAROT / THE SPIRITUAL TEACHER IN THE CARDS / ALEJANDRO JODOROWSKY
Destiny Books / 2009 / 1594772630
Alejandro Jodorowsky’s profound study of the Tarot, which began in the early 1950s, reveals it to be far more than a simple divination device. The Tarot is first and foremost a powerful instrument of self-knowledge and a representation of the structure of the soul.
The Way of Tarot shows that the entire deck is structured like a temple, or a mandala, which is both an image of the world and a representation of the divine. The authors use the sacred art of the original Marseille Tarot--created during a time of religious tolerance in the 11th century--to reconnect with the roots of the Tarot’s Western esoteric wisdom. They explain that the Tarot is a “nomadic cathedral” whose parts--the 78 cards or “arcana”--should always be viewed with an awareness of the whole structure. This understanding is essential to fully grasp the Tarot’s hermetic symbolism.
OF WALKING ON ICE / WERNER HERZOG
University Of Minnesota Press / 2015 / 0816697329
In late November 1974, filmmaker Werner Herzog received a phone call from Paris delivering some terrible news. German film historian, mentor, and close friend Lotte Eisner was seriously ill and dying. Herzog was determined to prevent this and believed that an act of walking would keep Eisner from death. He took a jacket, a compass, and a duffel bag of the barest essentials, and wearing a pair of new boots, set off on a three-week pilgrimage from Munich to Paris through the deep chill and snowstorms of winter.
Of Walking in Ice is Herzog’s beautifully written, much-admired, yet often-overlooked diary account of that journey. Herzog documents everything he saw and felt on his quest to his friend’s bedside, from poetic descriptions of the frozen landscape and harsh weather conditions to the necessity of finding shelter in vacant or abandoned houses and the intense loneliness of his solo excursion.
Includes, for the first time, Werner Herzog’s 1982 “Tribute to Lotte Eisner” upon her receipt of the Helmut Käutner Prize.
PSYCHOMAGIC : THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF SHAMANIC PSYCHOTHERAPY / ALEJANDRO JODOROWSKY
Inner Traditions / 2010 / 159477336X
While living in Mexico, Alejandro Jodorowsky became familiar with the colorful and effective cures provided by folk healers. He realized that it is easier for the unconscious to understand the language of dreams than that of rationality. Illness can even be seen as a physical dream that reveals unresolved emotional and psychological problems.
Psychomagic presents the shamanic and genealogical principles Jodorowsky discovered to create a healing therapy that could use the powers of dreams, art, and theater to empower individuals to heal wounds that in some cases had traveled through generations. The concrete and often surreal poetic actions Jodorowsky employs are part of an elaborate strategy intended to break apart the dysfunctional persona with whom the patient identifies in order to connect with a deeper self. That is when true transformation can manifest.
SPIRITUAL MIDWIFERY / INA MAY GASKIN
Book Pub Co / 4th edition / 2002 / 1570671044
Here is the 4th edition of the classic book on home birth that introduced a whole generation of women to the concept of natural childbirth. Back again are even more amazing birthing tales, including those from women who were babies in earlier editions and stories about Old Order Amish women attended by the Farm midwives.Also new is information about the safety of techniques routinely used in hospitals during and after birth, information on postpartum depression and maternal death, and recent statistics on births managed by The Farm Midwives.
From the amazing birthing tales to care of the newborn, Spiritual Midwifery is still one of the best books an expectant mother could own. Includes resources for doulas, childbirth educators, birth centers, and other organizations and alliances dedicated to improving maternity care at home and in hospitals.
THE MOON / ISAAC ASIMOV
VG in VG- d.j. 8vo. Color ills. Light shelf wear to d.j. overall with slight chipping to crown and foot of spine.