1001 Symbols: An Illustrated Guide to Symbols and Their Meanings

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Learn the amazing language of symbols and discover the hidden meanings of symbols from East and West throughout the ages

1001 Symbols A unique illustrated thesaurus of the world's traditional symbols - fully indexed and cross-referenced

Casts fascinating light on the whole world of symbols, from East and West, and their significance in the complex psychology of humankind ...

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Overview

Learn the amazing language of symbols and discover the hidden meanings of symbols from East and West throughout the ages

1001 Symbols A unique illustrated thesaurus of the world's traditional symbols - fully indexed and cross-referenced

Casts fascinating light on the whole world of symbols, from East and West, and their significance in the complex psychology of humankind through the ages

Organized thematically to show how different cultures have used different symbols to convey the same message

Draws on research by specialists in many fields to provide a rich resource for students of art, architecture, literature, folklore, rituals, religions, magic and mysticism

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  • ISBN-13: 9781907486814
  • Publisher: Baird, Duncan Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/28/2011

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Blessings and Hardships 18

Protection 20

Mortality and Transience 35

Longevity 40

Fertility 43

Fecundity and Plenty 56

Wealth and Prosperity 64

Fame and Fortune 70

Bad Luck 76

Health 80

Human Qualities and Powers 86

Power 88

Authority 96

Sovereignty 102

Strength and Stability 108

Masculinity and Virility 114

Femininity and Maternity 122

Beauty and Grace 130

Knowledge and Learning 134

Vigilance and Guardianship 138

Virtues and Vices 142

Goodness and Benevolent Power 144

Evil 152

Innocence 164

Truth and Deceit 166

Charity, Care and Compassion 171

Faith and Hope 174

Justice 180

Fortitude and Courage 182

Temperance and Humility 187

Gluttony, Sloth, Avarice and Pride 192

Chastity and Virginity 196

Prudence and Wisdom 205

Fidelity and Loyalty 212

Purity and Incorruptibility 216

Emotions and Instincts 222

Love 224

Lust 240

Envy and Jealousy 244

Anger and Cruelty 247

Happiness and Joy 250

Grief, Mourning and Melancholia 254

Instinct, Intuition and the Unconscious 260

States and Conditions 264

Peace and Freedom 266

War and Victory 272

Defeat, Cowardice and Betrayal 280

Duality and Union 282

Harmony and Meditation 290

Death 294

Spiritual Life 302

Divinity and Sanctity 304

Salvation and Redemption 316

Images of the Soul 322

Immortality and Eternity 325

Rebirth and Resurrection 330

Enlightenment and Transformation 340

Ascension and Axial Interchange 348

Purification, Atonement and Propitiation 358

Divination 368

Index 374

Acknowledgments 384

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