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The secret language of symbols : a visual key to symbols and their meanings

Author: David Fontana
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Chronicle Books, 2003.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Fontana
ISBN: 0811838218 9780811838214 1904292259 9781904292258
OCLC Number: 1107759844
Description: 320 p. : ill.
Contents: The Jungian View --
The Archetypes --
Cultural Perspectives --
The Power of Symbols --
Symbols in Prehistory --
Gods and Myths --
Ritual, Magic and Prayer --
Male and Female --
Opposition and Unity --
Cross-currents --
The Uses of Symbols --
Symbols in Art --
The Search for Inner Wisdom --
Dream Symbols --
The World of Symbols --
Shapes and Colours --
Sacred Geometry --
Mandalas and Yantras --
Mazes and Labyrinths --
Numbers and Sounds --
Colours --
Objects --
Royalty, Office and Consecration --
War and Peace --
Musical Instruments --
Knots, Cords and Rings --
Buildings and Monuments --
Animals --
Dragons and Serpents --
Heraldic Beasts --
Dogs, Foxes and Wolves --
Cats --
Birds and Flight --
Fishes and Shells --
Monkeys and Elephants --
Sheep and Goats --
Bulls, Stags and Bears --
Swine --
Lesser Creatures --
Hybrid Creatures --
The Natural World --
Trees --
Flowers and Plants --
Food and Drink --
The Elements --
Rainbows --
Thunder and Lightning --
Day and Night --
Jewels and Precious Metals --
Sun, Moon and Stars --
Human and Spiritual Symbols --
Sex and Fertility --
Body, Youth and Age --
Good and Evil --
Haloes, Masks and Shadows --
Gods and Goddesses --
Witches, Priests and Wizards --
Heaven and Hell --
Symbol Systems --
Occult Systems --
Alchemy --
The Kabbalah --
Astrology --
The Tarot --
Tantra --
The Yijing.
Responsibility: David Fontana ; illustrations by Hannah Firmin.

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