Liberating Symbols Publishing (LSP)
Liberating-Symbols-Publishing (LSP) is a non-profit centre in Switzerland, responsible for the publication of Medhananda’s and Yvonne Artaud’s works (see: www.medhananda.com) and also responsible for their translation into other languages.
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e-mail: symbols [at] bluewin.ch
If you would like to translate a book of Medhananda and Yvonne Artaud (originally written inEnglish) into another language, we will be pleased to hear from you. Some books are already translated into German, French and Spanish. See Overview of the books on: www.medhananda.com/books.
If you would like to publish Medhananda’s and Yvonne Artaud’s books or their symbol game ‘The Eternity Game’ in Europe or America or other countries, we will be pleased to hear from you. The books are digitally made ready for print (InDesign), with the final layout, illustrations, bibliography, notes, list of references, index etc. So no further editorial work is needed for publication/printing. The English books are published so far in India only, sold at Sabda (see www.sabda.in). See Overview of the books ready for publication in English, German, French and Spanish on: www.medhananda.com (presentation in four languages).
Major works of Medhananda and Yvonne Artaud are the 5 books on ancient Egyptian symbols: they contain numerous pictures (drawings of Egyptian originals in black and white) that are perceived as expressions for soul powers, as movements of self-awareness, inner experiences. The authors comment their insights in a delightful, clear, well understandable way and in a poetic style, with many cross references to other cultures, sages, ancient tales.
What is new?
Medhananda perceives behind the so-called Egyptian Gods and strange figures symbolic expressions of archetypes, inner movements of awareness, soul forces, aspects of ourselves. We gain new insights into the self-awareness of the ancient Egyptians. The author’s comments help us to understand the ancient symbolic ‘messages’ of a psychological teaching and thus to better understand ourselves, our complex being. The books address themselves to everybody interested in these topics.
On the book market there are a lot of books on Egyptian mythology, religion, art, philosophy, but none (as far as we know) that examine the self-awareness and psychology of the ancient Egyptians. Medhananda’s books contain new discoveries of a rich self-knowledge hidden in symbols.
Where to catalogue these books?
The books intersect or unite or integrate the following subjects:
psychology as well as ancient Egypt,
human consciousness as well as spirituality,
personal growth as well as ancient wisdom.
Further information you will find on www.medhananda.com. We can send you also more excerpts from the books and will be pleased to hear from you. Contact:e-mail: symbols [at] bluewin.ch
Some more information on what is new in the books:
From a letter of the authors: “…We try to let them [the Egyptian images, the symbols] express themselves in their own symbolic way, as psychological ‘koans’, as messengers of an ancient gnosis, which seem to address themselves more directly to our depth and height and breadth and wholeness (where resides their healing power) than to our intellectual intelligence. Therefore, our interpretation had to be based directly on the symbols and the movements of self-awareness they represent, and not exclusively on Greco-Egyptian dictionaries which have too often replaced the contents of the Egyptian image by notions of Greek philosophy and mythology. We are plunged into a virgin paleography, and are thrilled by our discoveries…”
In the Preface of the first book ‘The Way of Horus’ we read: “…Isis – the empty seat, Atum – the sledge, Re – the circle, Hathor – the house of Horus have to teach us a lot, not asobjects or geometrical figures, but as ideograms, teaching pictures and movements of self-awareness.Symbols in general and hieroglyphs in particular are in their function contrary to verbal communication. Words separate things and insist on their differences, while symbols emphasize what they have in common. This is why their translation into words does not convey their innermost significance. And for the same reason,the study of symbols cannot be an analytical science. This is where our research work differs from the generaltrend of Egyptology, which has not yet liberated itself from the so-called interpretatio graeca. The learned Egyptian dictionaries with their immense harvest of phonetic translations will remain an indispensable tool forresearch. Yet we believe that the psychological content of the ancient Egyptian images has escaped its grammatical-philological investigation. Hieroglyphs and the Egyptian teaching images were the invention of a holistic thinking. So they can be approached only by a holistic mind asking the right question: ‘Who am I and what is my relationship with the whole?’…”
In the foreword of ‘Archetypes of Liberation’ we read: “The intent of this book (and of the Egyptian pictures in it) is to make us aware of our greater self, and of its eternal principles as parts of ourselves as the threads in the carpet we are. What is called in different cultural environments our true self or our soul—that which remains when we pass from one life to another—is not a simple single entity. It is like a giant ‘molecule’ built around a centre and made up of many psychological aspectsor archetypes which connect, each in its own invisible way, the one with the many, involution with evolution, eternity with time. Called in Egypt ‘neteru’ and later in religions ‘angels’ or ‘gods’ and imagined outside of ourselvesthey are possibilities, capacities, and potentialities which man must discover and develop if he wants to be really himself and live in peace with himself…Sleep and death, our soul ship, our vibratory snake nature, our capacity to flower, our vast emptiness, our plenitude, are all psychological archetypes, ways of being and transformation processes, teachers of liberation, powers of self-creation…What was apparently standing outside and above man reveals itself in ourselves as an intimate possibility that we can cherish and aspire to become…”