Symbolism
The Book of Symbols: Reflections on Archetypal Images
The Book of Symbols
Reflections on Archetypal Images
Hardcover      ISBN: 3836514486
Reflections on symbols and symbolic imagery The Book of Symbols combines original and incisive essays about particular symbols with representative images from all parts of the world and all eras of history.The Book of Symbols combines original and incisive essays about particular symbols with representative images from all parts of the world and all eras of history. The highly readable texts and almost 800 beautiful full-color images come together in a unique way to convey hidden dimensions of meaning. Each of the c. 350 essays examines a given symbol's psychic background, and how it evokes psychic processes and dynamics. Etymological roots, the play of opposites, paradox and shadow, the ways in which diverse cultures have engaged a symbolic imageā€”all these factors are taken into consideration. Authored by writers from the fields of psychology, religion, art, literature and comparative myth, the essays flow into each other in ways that mirror the psyche's unexpected convergences. There are no pat definitions of the kind that tend to collapse a symbol; a still vital symbol remains partially unknown, compels our attention and unfolds in new meanings and manifestations over time. Rather than merely categorize, The Book of Symbols illuminates how to move from the visual experience of a symbolic image in art, religion, life, or dreams, to directly experiencing its personal and psychological resonance. The Book of Symbols sets new standards for thoughtful exploration of symbols and their meanings, and will appeal to a wide range of readers: artists, designers, dreamers and dream interpreters, psychotherapists, self-helpers, gamers, comic book readers, religious and spiritual searchers, writers, students, and anyone curious about the power of archetypal images.
Dictionary of Symbolism: Cultural Icons and the Meanings Behind Them
Dictionary of Symbolism
Cultural Icons and the Meanings Behind Them
Paperback      ISBN: 0452011183
Explains the meanings for more than two thousand symbols from mythology, fairy tales, religion, literature, history, and archaeology
A Dictionary of Symbols
A Dictionary of Symbols
Paperback      ISBN: 0140512543
Discusses symbolism in folklore, art, and literature
Dictionary of Symbols
Dictionary of Symbols
Hardcover      ISBN: 0802220835
A Dictionary of Symbols
A Dictionary of Symbols
2nd Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0880297026
A Dictionary of Symbols
A Dictionary of Symbols
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0486425231
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. Alphabetical entries clarify essential meanings of each symbol, as drawn from religion, astrology, alchemy, numerology, other sources. 32 black-and-white illustrations.
Dictionary of Symbols
Dictionary of Symbols
Paperback      ISBN: 0393312364
Describes the functions, meanings, and history of nearly fifteen hundred symbols, including those from religion, science, and alchemy
Dictionary of Symbols: An Illustrated Guide to Traditional Images, Icons, and Emblems
Dictionary of Symbols
An Illustrated Guide to Traditional Images, Icons, and Emblems
Paperback      ISBN: 081181470x
Presents historical information and cultural definitions of signs and symbols from mythology, folklore, and religion
Dictionary of Symbols, Myths & Legends
Dictionary of Symbols, Myths & Legends
Hardcover      ISBN: 1844300250
The Herder Dictionary of Symbols: Symbols from Art, Archaeology, Mythology, Literature, and Religion
The Herder Dictionary of Symbols
Symbols from Art, Archaeology, Mythology, Literature, and Religion
Paperback      ISBN: 0933029845