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

Author: David Fontana; Hannah Firmin
Publisher: London : Piatkus, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Fontana; Hannah Firmin
ISBN: 0749917563 9780749917562
OCLC Number: 222150981
Description: 192 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 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: A Visual Directory. 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 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. Air. Fire. Water. Earth. Rainbows. Thunder and Lightning. Day and Night. Jewels and Precious Metals. Sun, Moon and Starts. 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. Chakras. I Ching.
Responsibility: by David Fontana ; illustrations by Hannah Firmin.


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