The Secret Language of Symbols
A Visual Key to Symbols and Their Meanings
ISBN10: 0811804623 ISBN13: 9780811804622 Publisher: Chronicle Books Llc Published: Mar 1 1994 Weight: 1.50lbs. Height: 9.25" Width: 8.50" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
This credible, highly readable, and vividly illustrated encyclopedic volume traces the origins and evolution of hundreds of symbols and symbol systems that have impacted human culture, history, art, and psychology since the dawn of time. From the I Ching and the Chakras to the Tarot and the Zodiac; from mythical beasts and magical numbers to heraldic shields and geometric shapes, author and psychologist David Fontana identifies symbols from around the world and draws upon his experience with dream workshops and meditation to help readers deepen their understanding and appreciation of these intriguing icons. Relevant, compelling, and visually appealing, The Secret Language of Symbols is a unique and practical reference tool, as well as an inspiring guide to the images that give meaning to our everyday lives.