Riding on Horses' Wings: Reimagining Today's Horse for Tomorrow's World (New edition)

Riding on Horses' Wings: Reimagining Today's Horse for Tomorrow's World (New edition)

By: Janet Bubar Rich (author)Hardback

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The bond between humans and horses is deep. For humans, horses provide freedom. Riding on horses and horse-drawn chariots or carts has allowed humans to go farther and faster than they could on their own. Horses (now high-horsepower cars) are our wings. As a result, their images show up in our dreams and our personal and cultural stories as symbols not only of freedom, but of power, swiftness, nobility, and beauty. Equine images empower us to ride on inner journeys, explore the mysteries of the soul, and carry the human spirit forward. In bringing to life the horse tales of many cultures throughout the ages, Riding on Horses' Wings is as whimsical and magical as it is inspiring. From the white-winged Pegasus and part-human Centaurs in ancient Greek myths, Epona in ancient Celtic lore, the eight-legged Sleipnir in Nordic tales, and Kanthaka in Buddhist lore, to the many horses in Native American mythologies and today's literary and fine arts, movies, YouTube videos, and beyond, horses touch our hearts and elevate our imaginations. In this book, Janet Bubar Rich taps into our love of horses and horse tales, inspiring us all to take life by the reins, make the changes needed to improve our lives, and create sustainable futures for horses, humans, and other species on earth, our home.

About Author

Janet Bubar Rich is the recipient of a BA in English from UC Berkeley and a PhD in mythology, with an emphasis in depth psychology, from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Dr. Rich's research explores mythic figures with a focus on the contemporary concerns of our world. She is the author of Exploring Guinevere's Search for Authenticity in the Arthurian Romances (2012) and Hestia - The Goddess of the Hearth (2014).


Contents: Mythological Horses - Myths Nourish Imaginations - Horses in Ancient Greek and Celtic Mythologies - Horses of Norse Mythology - Mythological Horse Tales from Asia - Horse Mythologies in Monotheistic Cultures - Native American Horse Tales - Saddling Up With Horse Tales - Contemporary Horse Tales - Horsepower vs. Horse Survival.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781433132841
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 111
  • ID: 9781433132841
  • weight: 300
  • ISBN10: 1433132842
  • edition: New edition

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