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.
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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 traditional symbols of the Usui System of Reiki take a key position in this unique tradition. Without them and their mantra's, Reiki is not possible. The dedication rituals necessary for the practice of Reiki as well as the complex healings can only be accomplished on the foundation of Usui symbols with the certainty and effectiveness one expects from Reiki. Written in a remarkably precise and lucid style by two foremost authors on Reiki, this compendium reveals indispensable information of tremendous spiritual value.
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
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.
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Through magic forces of two worlds an earth boy will be born in the passageway of dreams. He is the son of the Philosophers. Dark forces will gather and great battles will be waged, the fate of Libras rests on the courage and intelligence of this boy. Read on ...
- Author : Charlotte V. Gulick
- Publisher : Forgotten Books
- Release Date : 2018-01-18
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 96
- ISBN : 0483377457
Excerpt from A Book of Symbols for Camp Fire Girls This little book of symbols has been in process of making for five or six years. For the most part the symbols have been drawn by Lydia bush-brown, jessie Shaw and Clara Hallard, and are described by Margaret Bradshaw. We have all had happy times together in working and thinking them out, and hope that the Camp Fire Girls will get inspiration from them in creating their own individual symbols. It is not easy for many grown people to think out a form to stand for an idea and then arrange it artistically in some craft work. It takes a cer tain elemental feeling and simplicity that many of us lose by too much referring to what others have done before us. But girls can do it and they love it. For five years I have seen it done every summer. The deeper one goes into it the more one loves it. It is very well worth while thus to try to put into words or drawings the things we cherish and love most, for when it is done it helps us to hold to those things which are best in us. I. In the Guardian's pin the sun emblem stands for an undying fire, its twelve rays meaning the twelve months of the year. The symbol is an Indian one. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
- 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
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.
Examines the meanings of various symbols of interest to modern Witches, covering such topics as astrology, alchemy, tarot, vessels, dragons, and maypoles
This is a compendium of symbols in human psychology and civilization. With over 1500 entries and illustrations, the book explores a wealth of objects and concepts and the hidden or encoded meaning concealed behind their ordinary, outer appearance. Entries range from examples of metaphor and allegory to the symbolic meanings of numbers, letters, astrological signs, the four elements, plants and animals, literary or mythological figures, and a rich array of abstract concepts that find their tangible expression in the world of symbols and symbolism.
Presents three hundred symbols important to Native American tribes and used on everyday and ornamental articles, and describes their origins and meanings.
The book of symbols or A series of essays illustrative and explanatory of ancient moral precepts by R Mushet
- Author : Robert Mushet
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1844
- Genre : Ethics, Ancient
- Pages : 506
- ISBN : OCLC:1008153162