The Book of Symbols

The Book of Symbols
Author: Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism
Release: 2010
Editor: Taschen America Llc
Pages: 807
ISBN: 3836514486
Language: en
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Offers photograph illustrations and essays on numerous symbols and symbolic imagery, exploring their archetypal meanings as well as cultural and historical context for how different groups have interpreted them.

The Book of Primal Signs

The Book of Primal Signs
Author: Nigel Pennick
Release: 2014-06-16
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781620553169
Language: en
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An in-depth study of the sacred meanings behind ancient and enduring symbols • Explains the multiple forms and uses of symbols from ancient times to the present day, reflecting their roots in folk magic and the Western Mystery tradition • Examines more than 40 glyphs, such as the cross, fleur de lis, and pentagram, as well as several families of symbols, such as craftsmen’s marks and runes • Includes more than 300 unique woodcuts, drawings, calligraphy, and photographs--many never before reproduced From ancient rock and cave art to the contemporary brand logos of politics and business, human beings have always created symbols to denote specific ideas, groups, or important objects as well as to convey deeper information than can be communicated in words. Many glyphs have retained their meanings over millennia whereas some have modern meanings vastly different from the original connotation. In this study of symbols, Nigel Pennick explores glyphs as agents of higher consciousness and ports of access to the collective unconscious, acknowledging the continuity of tradition, both deliberate and not, as well as how interpretations of some symbols, such as the swastika, have changed dramatically. With more than 300 unique woodcuts, drawings, calligraphy, and photographs--many never before reproduced--Pennick examines ancient and enduring glyphs in detail, such as the circle, cross, eye, pentagram, fleur de lis, tree of life, and horseshoe, as well as several families of symbols, such as craftsmen’s marks, runes, symbolic beasts, human heads and skulls, and the sigils of Mammon. The author explains the multiple forms and uses of each from ancient times to the present day, reflecting their roots in the Western Mystery tradition. He explores the symbols of high magic such as the glyph of John Dee’s monad, those of folk magic such as the traditional cock on the weather vane, and the creation of modern glyphs such as the peace sign and the anarchy symbol. Contrasting the hi-jacked use of power symbols in modern advertising with the vital role of symbols in traditional arts and crafts, Pennick reveals how symbols link the cosmic with the terrestrial and allow us to infuse the mundane with the numinous.

The Book of Celtic Symbols

The Book of Celtic Symbols
Author: Joules Taylor
Release: 2020-03-10
Editor: CICO Books
Pages: 160
ISBN: 1782498249
Language: en
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Learn more than 50 sacred symbols and deities that express the ethos of the ancient Celts. In ancient times, Druids read the future through the movement of the stars and planets, in dreams, in the flights of birds, in the running of hares. Today, we too look for signs and symbols in the skies, and increasingly, seek a connection with the natural world as we journey through life. The Book of Celtic Symbols reveals more than 50 sacred symbols and deities that express the ethos of the ancient Celts. From celebrating the rites of spring to invoking the mother-goddess Briggida with her symbol, the triskele, this evocative guide unlocks ancient lore and explains how to communicate with the spirit of the land. The knowledge within these pages is sure to provide you with the necessary tools to bring wisdom into your life.

The Continuum Encyclopedia of Symbols

The Continuum Encyclopedia of Symbols
Author: Udo Becker
Release: 2000-01-01
Editor: A&C Black
Pages: 372
ISBN: 0826412211
Language: en
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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.

Signs Symbols of the World

Signs   Symbols of the World
Author: D.R. McElroy
Release: 2019-10-01
Editor: Wellfleet Press
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9780760365786
Language: en
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This informative and engaging illustrated reference provides the stories behind 1,001 signs and symbols, from ancient hieroglyphs to modern-day political and subculture symbols. What in the world does Ω mean? And what about its meaning might have led my coffee date to tattoo it on his entire forearm? Where did the symbol ∞ originate, and what was its first meaning? How did the ampersand symbol & come about and how was it applied daily in book publishing? And what is the full story behind that staring eye on top of the pyramid on our American dollar bill? This comprehensive guide to signs and symbols explains. Find within: More than 1,000 illustrations An extensive collection of written and cultural symbols, including animals, instruments, stones, shapes, numbers, colors, plants, food, parts of the body, religious and astrological symbols, emojis, and gestures Historical facts culled from a wide variety of sources Learn all about the signs and symbols that surround us and their part in our rich world history. Elegantly designed and beautifully illustrated, the Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia series offers comprehensive, display-worthy references on a range of intriguing topics, including birthday astrology, dream interpretation, techniques for harnessing the power of dreams, and flower meanings. Elegantly designed and beautifully illustrated, the Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia series offers comprehensive, display-worthy references on a range of intriguing topics, including dream interpretation, techniques for harnessing the power of dreams, flower meanings, and the stories behind signs and symbols. Also available in the series: Complete Book of Birthdays, Complete Language of Flowers, Complete Book of Dreams, and Complete Guide to Astrological Self-Care.

A Forest of Symbols

A Forest of Symbols
Author: Andrei Pop
Release: 2019-10-22
Editor: Zone Books
Pages: 321
ISBN: 9781935408369
Language: en
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A groundbreaking reassessment of Symbolist artists and writers that investigates the concerns they shared with scientists of the period—the problem of subjectivity in particular. In A Forest of Symbols, Andrei Pop presents a groundbreaking reassessment of those writers and artists in the late nineteenth century associated with the Symbolist movement. For Pop, “symbolist” denotes an art that is self-conscious about its modes of making meaning, and he argues that these symbolist practices, which sought to provide more direct access to viewers and readers by constant revision of its material means of meaning-making (brushstrokes on a canvas, words on a page), are crucial to understanding the genesis of modern art. The symbolists saw art not as a social revolution, but as a revolution in sense and how to conceptualize the world. The concerns of symbolist painters and poets were shared to a remarkable degree by theoretical scientists of the period, who were dissatisfied with the strict empiricism dominant in their disciplines, which made shared knowledge seem unattainable. The problem of subjectivity in particular, of what in one's experience can and cannot be shared, was crucial to the possibility of collaboration within science and to the communication of artistic innovation. Pop offers close readings of the literary and visual practices of Manet and Mallarmé, of drawings by Ernst Mach, William James and Wittgenstein, of experiments with color by Bracquemond and Van Gogh, and of the philosophical systems of Frege and Russell—filling in a startling but coherent picture of the symbolist heritage of modernity and its consequences.

The Book of Symbols

The Book of Symbols
Author: Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism
Release: 2017-07-26
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 452
ISBN: 1973928906
Language: en
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The Book Of Symbols: Reflections On Archetypal Images By Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism

A Dictionary of Symbols

A Dictionary of Symbols
Author: Juan Eduardo Cirlot
Release: 2020-09-22
Editor: New York Review of Books
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9781681371986
Language: en
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A classic encyclopedia of symbols by Catalan polymath Joan Cirlot that illuminates the symbolic underpinnings of myth, modern psychology, literature, and art. Juan Eduardo Cirlot’s A Dictionary of Symbols is a feat of scholarship, an act of the imagination, and a tool for contemplation, as well as a work of literature, a reference book that is as indispensable as it is brilliant and learned. Cirlot was a composer, a poet, an art critic, and a champion of modern art whose interest in surrealism helped to bring him to the study of symbolism. Carl Jung, Mircea Eliade, René Guénon, Erich Fromm, and Gaston Bachelard also helped to shape his thinking in a book that explores the space between the world at large and the world within, where, as Cirlot sees it, nothing is meaningless, everything is significant, and everything is in some way related to something else. Running from “abandonment” to “zone” by way of “flute” and “whip,” spanning the cultures of the world, and including a wealth of visual images to further bring the reality of the symbol home, A Dictionary of Symbols, here published for the first time in English in its original, significantly enlarged form, is a luminous and illuminating investigation of the works of eternity in time.

The Book of Signs

The Book of Signs
Author: Rudolf Koch
Release: 2013-12-31
Editor: Courier Corporation
Pages: 104
ISBN: 9780486153902
Language: en
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Famed German type designer renders 493 classified and documented illustrations divided into 14 categories, including general signs, Christian signs, astronomical signs, the four elements, house and holding marks, runes, and more.

The Book of Psychic Symbols

The Book of Psychic Symbols
Author: Melanie Barnum
Release: 2012-06-08
Editor: Llewellyn Worldwide
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780738733807
Language: en
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A strong feeling, a remarkable coincidence, a strange dream . . . What may seem ordinary could actually be an important message from a deceased loved one, spirit guide, or your higher self. Open to a wealth of guidance and opportunities by learning how to recognize and interpret the signs and synchronicities all around us. Expand your awareness of the symbols in your life, strengthen your intuition, overcome challenges, and manifest your desires. This experiential guide includes: A dictionary of more than 500 traditional symbols Practical exercises to develop your intuitive abilities Guidance in defining your own personal symbols Explanation of how to use chakras and auras Stories and true-life psychic experiences Praise: "Melanie Barnum offers a vast array of traditional interpretations sprinkled with her own insightful experiences, making The Book of Psychic Symbols an invaluable contribution to every psychic's library."—Elizabeth Harper, author of Wishing: How to Fulfill Your Heart's Desires

An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols

An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols
Author: J. C. Cooper
Release: 1987-03-17
Editor: Thames & Hudson
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780500770917
Language: en
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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.

The Little Book of Symbols

The Little Book of Symbols
Author: Christine Barrely
Release: 2020-10
Editor: E/P/A Editions
Pages: 176
ISBN: 2379641064
Language: en
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- A wide variety of subjects related to each symbol are covered through 78 thematic spreads - A great mix between historical facts and popular myths surrounding a variety of symbols - Richly Illustrated with beautiful lithographs - Beautifully packaged - hardback, foam filled, with gilt edging Why is the bee a symbol of immortality? How did a lamb come to symbolize Jesus? What does a snail shell mean? And a hand? What's the sacred meaning of mistletoe? What is the significance of the sapphire? And the ruby? This book explains 80 esoterical, magical or mystical symbols, alongside beautiful illustrations. Also available in the series: The Little Book of Cats ISBN 9782812317408 The Little Book of Dogs ISBN 9782812318580 The Little Book of New York ISBN 9782812315329 The Little Book of Paris ISBN 9782812313318 The Little Book of Birds ISBN 9782812316364 The Little Book of Versailles ISBN 9782812317804 The Little Book of Roses ISBN 9782379640810 The Little Book of Medicinal Plants ISBN 9782812319815 The Little Book of The Language of Flowers ISBN 9782812318924 The Little Book of The Moon ISBN 9782379641046 The Little Book of Trees ISBN 9782379641039

Fierce

Fierce
Author: Jo Weldon
Release: 2018-06-26
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9780062692962
Language: en
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In this lush compendium illustrated with full-color images, the author of The Burlesque Handbook chronicles the history of one of the world’s most beloved fashion patterns—leopard print—celebrating its beauty and place in couture, and the women who have dared to wear it. In nature, the distinctive markings on big cats served as camouflage, helping them to blend into their surroundings when hunting prey. Unlike these magnificent predators, humans have donned this distinctive animal pattern to be noticed; leopard print demands an audience. Jo Weldon, an expert in the world of burlesque, reveals how this sexy, playful, decadent, and vibrant pattern once reserved for royalty came into vogue and became a staple of fashion. With the revolution in technology and the rise of mass production in the early 1900s, textiles could be produced quickly and inexpensively, transforming every industry. Couture experienced a creative awakening: colors, prints, and patterns never seen before became ubiquitous. A greater freedom of choice in ready-to-wear clothing gave women the opportunity to express themselves in new styles. From its inception in textile, leopard print—long used as a symbol of a warrior’s power or a ruler’s wealth—became a sensation, adopted by daring trendsetters and members of the avant-garde, including film stars and celebrities such as Carole Lombard and Josephine Baker, who walked her pet Cheetah, Chiquita, on a diamond-encrusted leash. The desire for leopard print continues today as Nicki Minaj, Rihanna and other stars flaunt their feline-inspired spots on film and stage, the catwalk and the red carpet. With a lively narrative, informative sidebars, and stunning images, Fierce is a must have collection for designers and fashionistas of all kinds.

The Woman s Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects

The Woman s Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects
Author: Barbara G. Walker
Release: 2013-05-07
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9780062288875
Language: en
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This fascinating guide to the history and mythology of woman-related symbols features: Unique organization by shape of symbol or type of sacred object 21 different sections including Round and Oval Motifs, Sacred Objects, Secular-Sacred Objects, Rituals, Deities' Signs, Supernaturals, Body Parts, Nature, Birds, Plants, Minerals, Stones and Shells, and more Introductory essays for each section 753 entries and 636 illustrations Alphabetical index for easy reference Three-Rayed Sun The sun suspended in heaven by three powers, perhaps the Triple Goddess who gave birth to it (see Three-Way Motifs). Corn Dolly An embodiment of the harvest to be set in the center of the harvest dance, or fed to the cattle to `make them thrive year round' (see Secular-Sacred Objects). Tongue In Asia, the extended tongue was a sign of life-force as the tongue between the lips imitated the sacred lingam-yoni: male within female genital. Sticking out the tongue is still a polite sign of greeting in northern India and Tibet (see Body Parts). Cosmic Egg In ancient times the primeval universe-or the Great Mother-took the form of an egg. It carried all numbers and letters within an ellipse, to show that everything is contained within one form at the beginning (see Round and Oval Motifs).

The Book Thief

The Book Thief
Author: Markus Zusak
Release: 2007-12-18
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 578
ISBN: 9780307433848
Language: en
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME The extraordinary, beloved novel about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.

The Picture Book of Symbols

The Picture Book of Symbols
Author: Ernst 1895- Lehner
Release: 2021-09-09
Editor: Hassell Street Press
Pages: 100
ISBN: 1014133491
Language: en
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Signs Symbols

Signs   Symbols
Author: Clare Gibson
Release: 2001
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 168
ISBN: 0760702179
Language: en
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This wide-ranging compendium traces symbolism to its ancient roots, examining a vast variety of symbolic images.

Signs Symbols in Christian Art

Signs   Symbols in Christian Art
Author: George Ferguson,George Wells Ferguson
Release: 1961
Editor: Galaxy Books
Pages: 308
ISBN: 0195014324
Language: en
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Examines the use and meaning of Christian symbols found in Renaissance art

The Dream Book

The Dream Book
Author: Betty Bethards
Release: 2011-02-12
Editor: SCB Distributors
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9780967979069
Language: en
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What does it mean if you dream you're being chased by someone in a dream night after night? What if you're flying, or falling, or spitting out teeth? Should you be embarrassed if you happen to be walking through Grand Central Station in the nude? You dream every night, even if you don't remember your dreams. Dreams are an important key to self-discovery, offering insight, guidance, and inspirations. All dreams--even nightmares--contain positive messages. The trick is learning to decipher the symbolism so you can understand what your dreams are trying to tell you. The Dream Book: includes interpretation of 1,650 dream symbols, along with explanations of recurring dreams, prophetic dreams, violent dreams, dreams about snakes, aboutsex, money, death, and more. You'll also learn to remember your dreams more clearly and discover ways to use them to solve problems in waking hours.

Symbols in Art

Symbols in Art
Author: Matthew Wilson
Release: 2020-10-13
Editor: National Geographic Books
Pages: 0
ISBN: 9780500295748
Language: en
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Thoroughly user-friendly and covering a broad historical sweep, this book is a reference guide to fifty of the most frequently occurring symbols in global art history. Iconography, or the study of symbols—be they animals, artifacts, plants, geometric shapes, or gestures—is an essential aspect of interpreting art. One of the most consistent features of human society throughout time has been the use of visual symbols, which often act as substitutions for the written word, crossing dialects and borders and uniting understandings of the world through a shared language. Incorporating and analyzing a wealth of cultures, Symbols in Art serves as a reference guide to fifty of the most frequently occurring symbols in global art history from 2300 BCE to the present day, exploring their subtle implications and covert meanings. Entries devoted to specific symbols expose nuances of meaning and historical use, from easily identifiable symbols across the globe to those used to speak to specific cultural groups. This book exposes such intriguing correspondences as the symbolism of grapevines in a fifteenth-century painting by Giovanni Bellini compared to the images in Yinka Shonibare’s Last Supper. Complete with a user-friendly glossary of symbols and a well-selected array of illustrations, this book illuminates common and thought-provoking symbols in art across history and the globe, functioning as an indispensable tool for interpretation.