The Language of Symbols: A Visual Key to Symbols and Their Meanings

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Discover the truth behind every symbol with this stunning anthology of imagery. The Language of Symbols offers a pictorial compendium of symbols and symbol systems, and reveals how much can be understood from symbols. At the heart of the book is The World of Symbols, a section that covers all types of meaningful images - mandalas and mazes, creatures of land, sea and air, fabulous dragons, symbols of sex and fertility, mythical gods and heroes, architecture sacred and secular, heaven and hell, flowers and gemstones, heavenly bodies and many more. The author also looks in detail at symbol systems and shows how even people sceptical of the claims of astrology and fortune-telling can use them creatively as aids to self-discovery.

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David Fontana, Ph.D. , is a professor of psychology and the author of the best-selling Learn to Meditate (0-8118-2250-8), Teach Yourself to Dream (0-8118-1628-1), and numerous other books. He lives in Wales.

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Since Jung's Man and His Symbols , several visual glossaries, from Eva Hangen's Symbols , Our Universal Language , to full-text studies by Joseph Campbell, have appeared. Drawing not only from nature, or objects, but sounds, odors, metaphors, gestures, myths, hybrid creatures, mazes, mystical gardens, mandalas, and celestial bodies Fontana (Univ. of Wales) offers the most comprehensive array yet. In this work, enhanced by over 300 color illustrations, he aims to stimulate interest and access to the symbolic world. The work is more than a simple reference tool; opening chapters reflect a Jungian slant that archetypes from the collective unconscious project the power of symbols found in art, meditation, and dreaming. Final chapters describe occult symbolic systems such as Kabbalah, alchemy, tarot, tantra, astrology, and I Ching. Highly recommended.
- Dara Eklund, Los Angeles P.L.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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