A Dictionary of Symbols

Author: J. E. Cirlot
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486132668
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A valuable reference, this informative and entertaining volume presents a key to elucidating the symbolic worlds encountered in both the arts and the history of ideas. 32 black-and-white illustrations.

A Dictionary of Literary Symbols

Author: Michael Ferber
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 131678097X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This is an expansion of the first dictionary of symbols to be based on literature, rather than on 'universal' psychological archetypes or myths. It explains and illustrates the literary symbols that we frequently encounter (such as swan, rose, moon, gold) and gives thousands of cross-references and quotations. The dictionary concentrates on English literature, but its entries range widely from the Bible and classical authors to the twentieth century, taking in American and European literatures. For this third edition, Michael Ferber has included some twenty completely new entries (such as birch, childbirth, grove, mill and railroad) and has added to many of the existing entries. Its rich references make this book an essential tool not only for literary and classical scholars but also for all students of literature.

Masonic and Occult Symbols Illustrated

Author: Cathy Burns
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781891117121
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Discover the most fascinating and in-depth meanings behind the symbols used by the Masons, occultists, witches, New Agers, Satanists, and others. This book uncovers the hidden meanings behind the symbols that we see around us every day. In this well-documented book you will see hundreds of illustrations along with their explanations. You will find many organizational logos, hand signals, tarot cards, zodiac signs, talismans, amulets, and humanist symbols, as well as the meaning of the peace symbol, hexagram, pentagram, yin/yang, circle, all-seeing eye, caduceus, oroborus, ankh, triskele, and the triangle. Also revealed in this book are numerous Masonic and Eastern Star symbols such as the clasped hands, point within a circle, broken column, gavel, obelisk, pomegranate, and the cornucopia. Jeremiah 10:2-3 warns: "Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven;...for the customs of the people are vain."

Medieval Number Symbolism

Author: Vincent Foster Hopper
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486414300
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In this classic study, a noted scholar reveals "how deeply rooted in medieval thought was the consciousness of numbers, not as mathematical tools, nor yet as the counters in a game, but as fundamental realities, alive with memories and eloquent with meaning."

Dictionary of Symbols

Author: Jack Tresidder
Publisher: Chronicle Books (CA)
ISBN: 9780811818889
Format: PDF, ePub
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Presents historical information and cultural definitions of signs and symbols from mythology, folklore, and religion

An Encyclopedia of Archetypal Symbolism

Author: Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9781570622502
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This encyclopedia presents 120 full-page color photographs of art works and artifacts of the sacred traditions of the world, from ancient times to the present. The images are grouped into archetypal themes such as Cosmos and Creation, Sacred Animals, Goddesses, Gods, The Divine Child, Heroes and Heroines, Revelation, and Transformation. Accompanying pictures are brief essays on historical and cultural context, cross-cultural symbolism, and the psychological meaning of the archetypes, as well as bibliographies, glossaries, and a comprehensive descriptive index. The source of the images is the Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism (ARAS), a unique collection of more than 13,000 pictures and scholarly materials prepared by analytical psychologists, art historians, and scholars of religion. The Archive is housed at three locations: the C. G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology in New York and the C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Dictionary of Symbols

Author: Carl G. Liungman
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9780393312362
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Describes the functions, meanings, and history of nearly fifteen hundred symbols, including those from religion, science, and alchemy