A Dictionary of Symbols

Author: J. E. Cirlot
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486132668
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

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."

An Encyclopedia of Archetypal Symbolism

Author: Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9781570622502
Format: PDF
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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.

Witchcraft Magic Alchemy

Author: Grillot de Givry
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486224930
Format: PDF
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Prints, drawings, documents, and text illuminate the development of the occult sciences to the nineteenth century

Dictionary of Symbols

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

The Herder Dictionary of Symbols

Author: Boris Matthews
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780933029842
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This new edition of Chiron's popular guide to the meaning of symbols in religion, archaeology, mythology, art, dreams, fairy tales, and literature contains more than 1,000 entries from all over the world, revealing an abundance of the types of human symbolic thinking. Formerly titled The Herder Symbol Dictionary. Over 450 illustrations.

An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols

Author: J. C. Cooper
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 0500770913
Format: PDF
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In nearly 1500 entries, many of them strikingly and often surprisingly illustrated, J. C. Cooper has documented the history and evolution of symbols from prehistory to our own day. With over 200 illustrations and lively, informative and often ironic texts, she discusses and explains an enormous variety of symbols extending from the Arctic to Dahomey, from the Iroquois to Oceana, and coming from systems as diverse as Tao, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, Tantra, the cult of Cybele and the Great Goddess, the Pre-Columbian religions of the Western Hemisphere and the Voodoo cults of Brazil and West Africa.