25 Books to Read Before You Die
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | August 20, 2014

Julie Schumacher: IMG Dear Professor Fitger



Saint Paul, August 2014 Dear Professor Fitger, I've been asked to say a few words about you for Powells.com. Having dreamed you up with a ball-point... Continue »
  1. $16.07 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Dear Committee Members

    Julie Schumacher 9780385538138

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$19.95
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
2 Remote Warehouse Metaphysics- Divination
1 Remote Warehouse Metaphysics- Divination

Oracles of the Dead: Ancient Techniques for Predicting the Future

by

Oracles of the Dead: Ancient Techniques for Predicting the Future Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

NEW AGE / DIVINATION

“Oracles once ruled the secret life of humanity. This is the best book I have ever read on those mysterious temples and techniques that preserved age-old traditions of seeking knowledge of the future.”
MICHAEL BAIGENT, author of Holy Blood, Holy Grail

“A unique journey of discovery, an adventure beyond most people’s wildest dreams. Only someone with Robert Temple’s originality, persistence, and courage could have undertaken it. This book enables us to accompany him to places where mythology, archaeology, ritual, and spiritual vision meet.”
RUPERT SHELDRAKE, author of The Presence of the Pastand A New Science of Life

Many methods for predicting the future, such as tarot, runes, the I Ching, and other divinatory oracles, can be traced back to ancient cultures. In Oracles of the Dead Robert Temple examines the Greek and Roman traditions and techniques of divination and compares them to those of ancient China. He reveals the real physical location of the “hell”of the ancient Greeks--known in antiquity as the Oracle of the Dead and used for séances intended to contact the spirits of the dead--and provides photographs from his explorations there.

Relating them to the ancient belief in the Oracle of the Dead, Temple examines the various mysteries associated with Delphi and the other oracles of the ancient world and explains how they were used to allow visitors to experience contact with the divine. Furthermore, his examination of the Chinese oracular system shows how the latest developments in science are validating the system of the I Ching.

ROBERT TEMPLE is visiting professor of the history and philosophy of science at Tsinghua University in Beijing; fellow of the Royal Astro-nomical Society; member of the Egypt Exploration Society, Royal Historical Society, Institute of Classical Studies, and the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies; and visiting research fellow of the University of the Aegean in Greece. He is the author of ten books, including The Sirius Mysteryand The Genius of China. His translation of the Epic of Gilgamesh was staged at the Royal National Theatre in London in 1993 and, together with his wife, Olivia, he is the translator of Aesop: The Complete Fables. He also wrote, produced, and presented the documentary film Descent into Hell, based upon this book, for the National Geographic Channel. He resides in England.

Synopsis:

In Oracles of the Dead--published internationally as Netherworld--Robert Temple examines the Greek and Roman traditions and techniques of divination and compares them to those of ancient China. Temple investigates the various mysteries associated with Delphi and the other oracles of the ancient world and explains how they were used to allow visitors to experience contact with the divine.

Synopsis:

An examination of the shadow side of prophecy in human history and our attitudes toward fate and predicting the futureandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226;and#160;and#160; Explores the divinatory techniques and traditions of classical Greece and Rome as compared with ancient Chinaandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226;and#160;and#160; Contains new information concerning the location of the Greek Oracle of the Dead at Baiaandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226;and#160;and#160; Shows how the latest discoveries in science may validate the system of the I Chingandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226;and#160;and#160; First U.S. Edition of andlt;iandgt;Netherworldandlt;/iandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Many methods for predicting the future, such as tarot, runes, the I Ching, and other divinatory oracles, can be traced back to ancient cultures. In andlt;Iandgt;Oracles of the Deadandlt;/Iandgt; Robert Temple examines the Greek and Roman traditions and techniques of divination and compares them to those of ancient China. He reveals the real physical location of the andquot;hellandquot; of the ancient Greeks--known in antiquity as the Oracle of the Dead and used for sand#39022;ces intended to contact the spirits of the dead--and provides photographs from his explorations there.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Relating them to the ancient belief in the Oracle of the Dead, Temple examines the various mysteries associated with Delphi and the other oracles of the ancient world and explains how they were used to allow visitors to experience contact with the divine. Furthermore, his examination of the Chinese oracular system shows how the latest developments in science are validating the system of the I Ching.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;/i /andgt;

About the Author

Robert Temple is visiting professor of the history and philosophy of science at Tsinghua University in Beijing; fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society; member of the Egypt Exploration Society, Royal Historical Society, Institute of Classical Studies, and the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies; and visiting research fellow of the University of the Aegean in Greece. He is the author of 12 books, including andlt;Iandgt;The Sphinx Mysteryandlt;/Iandgt;, andlt;Iandgt;The Sirius Mysteryandlt;/Iandgt;, andlt;Iandgt;Oracles of the Deadandlt;/Iandgt;, and andlt;Iandgt;The Genius of China.andlt;/Iandgt; He wrote, produced, and presented the documentary film andlt;Iandgt;Descent into Hell,andlt;/Iandgt; based upon his book, andlt;Iandgt;Oracles of the Deadandlt;/Iandgt;, for National Geographic Channel. His translation of the Epic of Gilgamesh was staged at the Royal National Theatre in London in 1993. He resides in England with his wife, Olivia. They are joint translators of andlt;Iandgt;Aesop: The Complete Fablesandlt;/Iandgt;.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

PART ONE

THE WESTERN TRADITION

 

1   Discovery of the Underworld

2   The Descent into Hell

3   The Oracular Establishments

4   Signs

5   Portents

6   Divination by Entrails

PART TWO

THE CHINESE TRADITION

7   The Book of Change

8   The Oracle Bones

9   The Oracular Hexagonal Lattice

10  Higher-Order Events

Appendix 1: A Hitherto Unpublished Seventeenth-Century Account of the Area of the Baian Oracle

Appendix 2: Fables, Riddles, and Mysteries of Delphi

Appendix 3: An Anatomical Verification of the Reading of a Term in Extispicy

Appendix 4: A Table of Binary Numbers Converted into Decimal Numbers

Notes

Selected Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781594770852
Author:
Temple, Robert
Publisher:
Destiny Books
Author:
Temple, Robert K. G.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Divination
Subject:
I Ching
Subject:
Divination - General
Subject:
Divination -- History.
Subject:
Oracles -- History.
Subject:
Metaphysics-Divination
Subject:
DIVINATION;NEW AGE;NETHERWORLD
Edition Description:
First U.S. Edition of andlt;iandgt;Netherworldandlt;/iandgt;
Publication Date:
20050931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes two 8-page color inserts and 76
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.4 in 21.42 oz

Other books you might like

  1. The Dream Culture of the... New Trade Paper $16.25
  2. Conscious Healing: Book One on the... Used Trade Paper $8.95
  3. Eye of the I Used Trade Paper $10.95
  4. The Emerald Modem: A User's Guide to... New Trade Paper $18.95
  5. Pyramid Quest: Secrets of the Great... Used Hardcover $7.50
  6. Invisible Reality New Trade Paper $21.50

Related Subjects


Metaphysics » Astrology
Metaphysics » Astrology » General
Metaphysics » Divination
Religion » Eastern Religions » I Ching

Oracles of the Dead: Ancient Techniques for Predicting the Future New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$19.95 In Stock
Product details 480 pages Destiny Books - English 9781594770852 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In Oracles of the Dead--published internationally as Netherworld--Robert Temple examines the Greek and Roman traditions and techniques of divination and compares them to those of ancient China. Temple investigates the various mysteries associated with Delphi and the other oracles of the ancient world and explains how they were used to allow visitors to experience contact with the divine.
"Synopsis" by , An examination of the shadow side of prophecy in human history and our attitudes toward fate and predicting the futureandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226;and#160;and#160; Explores the divinatory techniques and traditions of classical Greece and Rome as compared with ancient Chinaandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226;and#160;and#160; Contains new information concerning the location of the Greek Oracle of the Dead at Baiaandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226;and#160;and#160; Shows how the latest discoveries in science may validate the system of the I Chingandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226;and#160;and#160; First U.S. Edition of andlt;iandgt;Netherworldandlt;/iandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Many methods for predicting the future, such as tarot, runes, the I Ching, and other divinatory oracles, can be traced back to ancient cultures. In andlt;Iandgt;Oracles of the Deadandlt;/Iandgt; Robert Temple examines the Greek and Roman traditions and techniques of divination and compares them to those of ancient China. He reveals the real physical location of the andquot;hellandquot; of the ancient Greeks--known in antiquity as the Oracle of the Dead and used for sand#39022;ces intended to contact the spirits of the dead--and provides photographs from his explorations there.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Relating them to the ancient belief in the Oracle of the Dead, Temple examines the various mysteries associated with Delphi and the other oracles of the ancient world and explains how they were used to allow visitors to experience contact with the divine. Furthermore, his examination of the Chinese oracular system shows how the latest developments in science are validating the system of the I Ching.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;/i /andgt;
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.