Bibliography: J


James, John
Chartres: The Masons Who Built a Legend
Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1985
ISBN 0-7100-0886-4 (c), 0-7102-0549-x (p)

Keywords:
geometry in art-music-architecture, houses of worship, astro-calendrical devices, labyrinths, religion, religious iconography, number symbolism, sacred site tourism, medieval, Europe


Jennings, Hargrave
Phallicism, Celestial and Terrestrial, Heathen and Christian

George Redway, 1884; reprinted by Health Research, 1982

Keywords:
natural sacred sites, megaliths, mounds, houses of worship, funerary-cemetery-burial sites, vernacular architecture, archaeoastronomical observatories, astro-calendrical devices, labyrinths, symbolic landscaping, religion, myth, folklore, cosmology, religious iconography, freemasonic symbolism, prehistoric, ancient, medieval, Asia, Crete, Egypt, Europe, Greece, Middle East, Rome

Comment:
An important work in its time; a survey of sex worship and its impact on sacred architecture around the world. For companion volumes of the same era see Clifford Howard and Sha Rocco -- and see also the several books on Phallism, Phallicism, Nature Worship, Temple Architecture, and Sex Worship by "Anonymous" which were privately printed in London from 1880-1891 and which some bibliographers have attributed to Jennings. For a modern book with a similar premise, see George T. Meaden. CY


Joseph, Frank [ed.]
Sacred Sites: A Guidebook to Sacred Centers and Mysterious Places In the United States

Llewellyn Publications, 1992
ISBN 0-87542-348-5
438 pp., illustrated

Keywords:
natural sacred sites, mounds, petroglyphs, houses of worship, funerary-cemetery-burial sites, vernacular architecture, archaeoastronomical observatories, astro-calendrical devices, labyrinths, symbolic landscaping, religion, myth, folklore, cosmology, religious iconography, occultism, sacred site tourism, prehistoric, ancient, modern, North America

Comment:
This is a tour-guide to selected natural, ancient, and modern “holy sites” in the U.S.A. The authors chronicle every type of sacred site imaginable: geological wonders like Enchanted Rock in Texas, ancient Indian ceremonial sites like The Great Serpent Mound in Ohio, political and military memorials like Arlington Cemetery in Washington, D.C. and vernacular novelty structures like the Gold Pyramid House in Illinois. The app.roach is too eclectic to allow for more than a random and arbitrary selection of sites. One wonders, for instance, why The Lincoln Memorial made the cut but the Texas School Book Depository did not, or why the New Harmony Labyrinth in Indiana was included but the Garden of Eden in Kansas was not. This book points out the need for a far better book on the subject! CY

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