Bibliography: W


Walters, Derek
The Feng Shui Handbook: A Practical Guide to Chinese Geomancy and Environmental Harmony
The Aquarian Press (HarperCollins), 1991
ISBN 0-85030-959-X

Keywords:
feng shui, Asia


Walters, Derek
Feng Shui: The Chinese Art of Designing a Harmonious Environment
Simon and Schuster, 1988
ISBN 0-671-66790-4

Keywords:
feng shui, Asia

Comment:
This is a how-to book written for popular consumption. TL


Wampler, Jan
All Their Own: People and the Places They Build
Schenkman Publishing Company, 1977; Oxford University Press, 1978
ISBN 0-19-520028-4

Keywords:
houses of worship, funerary-cemetery-burial sites, vernacular architecture, symbolic landscaping, religious iconography, freemasonic symbolism, sacred site tourism, modern, North America

Comment:
Primarily a survey of oddball or novelty domestic architecture of the United States (e.g. bottle houses and castle-homes), this well-illustrated book also contains valuable photo reference on symbolic landscaping such as the underground Forestiere Gardens and vernacular American religious and freeasonic sites such as the Dickeyville Grotto and the Garden of Eden. CY


Ward, Anne G.; Conner, W. R.; Edwards, Ruth B.; Tidworth, Simon; Higgins, Reynold
The Quest for Theseus
Praeger, 1970
LC 78-110285

Keywords:
archaeoastronomical observatories, houses of worship, funerary-cemetery-burial sites, religious iconography, labyrinths, myth, prehistoric, ancient, medieval, renaissance, modern, Crete, Greece, Rome, Europe

Comment:
An examination of the hero Theseus and his archaeological, mythological, anthropological, and cultural place in the bronze age and in subsequent art history. Contains material on the Cretan labyrinth, both as architecture and design, but does not deal with it from the viewpoint of sacred geometry. CY


Waring, Philippa
The Way of Feng Shui
ISBN 0-285-63124-1

Keywords:
feng shui, Asia


Watkins, Alfred
The Old Straight Track
[-], 1925; reprint: Abacus 1975

Keywords:
natural sacred sites, megaliths, mounds, houses of worship, funerary-cemetery-burial sites, vernacular architecture, archaeoastronomical observatories, symbolic landscaping, ley linesprehistoric, ancient, medieval, Europe

Comment:
This is the seminal book on the ley lines of Britain and had a profound influence on the work of John Michell. CY


West, John Anthony
Serpent in the Sky: The High Wisdom of Ancient Egypt
Harper and Row, 1979

Keywords:
houses of worship, funerary-cemetery-burial sites, archaeoastronomical observatories, symbolic landscaping, religion, myth, cosmology, metrology, religious iconography, ancient, Egypt

Comment:
Controversial hypotheses regarding the archaeoastronomical intent and age of the Great Pyramid and the Sphinx at Giza. CY

Comment:
Based on the theories of R. A. Schwaller DeLubicz. JCP

Comment:
And an influence on the theories of Graham Hancock. CY


West, John Anthony
A Traveler's Key to Ancient Egypt
Alfred A. Knopf, 1985
ISBM 0-394-51441-6

Keywords:
houses of worship, funerary-cemetery-burial sites, archaeoastronomical observatories, symbolic landscaping, religion, myth, cosmology, metrology, religious iconography, ancient, Egypt


Westcott, W. Wynn
Numbers: Their Occult Power and Mystic Virtues
(3rd edition), Allied Publications, 1911

Keywords:
Pythagoras, links between geometry-music-architecture, religion, myth, folklore, cosmology, number symbolism, occultism, ancient, medieval, renaissance, modern, Asia, Egypt, Europe, Greece, Middle East, Rome

Comment:
Scholarly overview of numerology through the ages, with particular emphasis on Pythagorean and Cabalistic views of numbers. Details properties of numbers according to the Bible, the Talmud, the Romans, Chaldeans, Egyptians, Hindus, medieval musicians, Hermetic students, and Rosicrucians. MZ


Whishaw, Elena Maria
Atlantis in Spain
Rider & Co. 1928; facsimile reprint: Adventures Unlimited, 1994
ISBN 0-932813-22-4
NOTE: Despite the fact that the author spells her own name "Whishaw" in the body of the text, the facsimile publishers have corrupted this on the cover and their new title page to "Whitshaw."

Keywords:
megaliths, petroglyphs, houses of worship, funerary-cemetery-burial sites, vernacular architecture, religion, myth, folklore, cosmology, religious iconography, Atlantis, prehistoric, ancient, medieval, renaissance, Europe

Comment:
Slightly flakey, due to the author's "Atlantean" theories, but provides good photos of neolithic Spanish sites. CY


Whitfield, Peter
The Image of the World
Pomegranate Artbooks/The British Library, 1994
144 pp., profusely illustrated with colour photos
ISBN 0-87654-080-9

Keywords: ancient, medieval, renaissance, modern, Greece, Egypt, Middle East, Europe, Meso-America, world survey, religion, myth, folklore, cosmology, religious iconography

Comment:
An interpretive survey of the cultural significance of world maps from various historic periods and geographical regions, beautifully illustrated with colour photos of rare original source material. Useful for those interested in issues of pre-Columbian cultural diffusion. Written in a popularly accessible style from a background of deep scholarly erudition. A companion to the below book by the same author. CY


Whitfield, Peter
The Mapping of the Heavens
Pomegranate Artbooks/The British Library, 1995
134 pp., profusely illustrated with colour photos
ISBN 0-87654-475-3

Keywords: astro-calendrical devices, ancient, medieval, renaissance, modern, Greece, Egypt, Middle East, Europe, Meso-America, world survey, religion, myth, folklore, cosmology, religious iconography

Comment:
A fine history of the development of star maps from Babylon to the present time, exquisitely illustrated with colour photos of original material. Useful for those interested in issues relating to the cultural diffusion of astronomical and zodiacal concepts. Written in a popularly accessible style from a background of deep scholarly erudition. A companion to the above book by the same author. CY


Wood, David
Genisis: The First Book of Revelations
The Baton Press, 1985
ISBN 0-85936-180-2

Keywords:
natural sacred sites, houses of worship, religion, myth, folklore, cosmology, religious iconography, number symbolism, occultism, UFOs, Atlantis, ancient, medieval, renaissance, Egypt, Europe, Greece

Comment:
Knights Templar, Rennes-le-Chateau, ark of the covenant, temple of Solomon, Set, Isis, Osiris, Nephthys, Priory of Sion, Cathars, Albigensians, sacred numerology, the sacred geometry of Isis in France. Fascinating. TL

Comment:
Beware the circling loons. BC


Wood, David and Ian Campbell
Geneset: Target Earth
[-], 1995

Keywords:
natural sacred sites, houses of worship, religion, myth, folklore, cosmology, religious iconography, number symbolism, occultism, UFOs, Atlantis, ancient, medieval, renaissance, Egypt, Europe, Greece

Comment:
More Knights Templar, Rennes-le-Chateau, ark of the covenant, temple of Solomon, Set, Isis, Osiris, Nephthys, Priory of Sion, Cathars, Albigensians, sacred numerology, the sacred geometry of Isis in France. TL

Comment:
Return of the circling loons. BC


Wood, John Edwin
Sun, Moon and Standing Stones
Oxford University Pres, 1978

Keywords:
megaliths, petroglyphs, religion, myth, folklore, cosmology, prehistoric, Europe

Comment:
Wood, the Deputy Director of the Admiralty Surface Weapons Establishment, gives an excellent summary of Alexander Thom's work on measuring megalithic monuments and reviews the several types of stone rings that have been discovered -- circles, flattened circles, ellipses and eggs. DW


Wood, Michael
Legacy: The Search for Ancient Cultures
Sterling Publishing Co., 1992
ISBN 0-8069-0862-9

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