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An Illustrated Encyclopaedia Of Traditional Symbols

Author : J. C. Cooper
ISBN : 9780500770917
Genre : Design
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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.
Category: Design

The Continuum Encyclopedia Of Symbols

Author : Udo Becker
ISBN : 0826412211
Genre : Reference
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An alphabetical reference with more than 1,500 entries that trace symbols to their cultural, religious, or mythological origins, and explain the hidden or encoded meaning that lies concealed beneath objects' and concepts' ordinary, outward appearance.
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A Dictionary Of Symbols

Author : J. E. Cirlot
ISBN : 9780486132662
Genre : Social Science
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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.
Category: Social Science

Symbolic And Mythological Animals

Author : J. C. Cooper
ISBN : 1855381184
Genre : Animals
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This A-Z of symbolic and mythological animals concentrates specifically on the stories associated with birds and beasts from around the world. Entries vary in length depending on the importance of the animal, fowl, insect or fish, with practically every creature having some symbolic or mythological significance. In addition the book examines the fabulous monsters of legend, and there are more general entries such as totems, fetishes, animal guardians and animal worship. The guide concludes with a bibliography.
Category: Animals


Author : Joseph Piercy
ISBN : 9781782430735
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Symbols: A Universal Language looks at the story behind the world's most famous symbols, from the peace sign to the smiley. It shows just how much importance has been attached to the smallest and simplest of ideas and features over 40 of the most significant symbols from religion, politics and popular culture down the centuries. Did you know that 15% of all tweets on twitter contain the hash tag symbol? That's over 41 million uses of # each day. Or that the 'smiley face' originated in Massachusetts in the 1960s? This fascinating book highlights the roles symbols have played throughout history and how they have shaped our understanding of the world.

Dictionary Of Symbols

Author : Jack Tresidder
ISBN : 081181470X
Genre : Reference
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The crow spelled death for medieval Europeans, but for Native Americans it represents a guide from the spirit world. Dictionary of Symbols explores 1,000 symbols from across the world's cultures and throughout the ages. Unlike other books on the subject, it is truly comprehensive, including entries, arranged alphabetically, for everything from amaranth (a Greek symbol of immortality) to ziggurat (a temple-shaped Mesopotamian icon). Indexed, cross-referenced, and packed with over 100 drawings, this is an indispensable reference for writers, artists, and anyone intrigued by the power of primal metaphors.
Category: Reference

Scrying For Beginners

Author : Donald Tyson
ISBN : 1567187463
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Explains how to "see" with the mind's eye using scrying, teaches different techniques using water, crystals, mirrors, and oil, and exposes the scrying secrets of Nostradamus and Dr. John Dee
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Signs Symbols

Author : Kim Dennis-Bryan
ISBN : 0756633931
Genre : Design
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From simple shapes and colors to gods, mythical beasts, sacred rituals, and global branding, over 2,000 signs and symbols are explained through text, illustrations, and photography. Grouped thematically and comprehensively cross-referenced. Includes the physical world, animals, plants, humans, colors, shapes, patterns, numbers, picture writing, alphabets, international signs, professional signs, brands and logos, heraldic emblems, national flags, sign languages and signals, and symbolic gestures.
Category: Design