The Element Encyclopedia of Secret Signs and Symbols: The Ultimate A-Z Guide from Alchemy to the Zodiac [NOOK Book]

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Unlock the lost and hidden meanings of the world's ancient and modern signs and symbols with the latest in the hugely popular series of 'Element Encyclopedias'. This is the biggest A-Z reference book on symbolic objects you'll ever find.From the popular series of 'Element Encyclopedias', this is the largest, most definitive guide to the secret and ancient knowledge of signs and symbols, some of which has been lost over thousands of years.• Why is the eye believed to be a powerful symbol of protection by ...
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The Element Encyclopedia of Secret Signs and Symbols: The Ultimate A-Z Guide from Alchemy to the Zodiac

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Overview

Unlock the lost and hidden meanings of the world's ancient and modern signs and symbols with the latest in the hugely popular series of 'Element Encyclopedias'. This is the biggest A-Z reference book on symbolic objects you'll ever find.From the popular series of 'Element Encyclopedias', this is the largest, most definitive guide to the secret and ancient knowledge of signs and symbols, some of which has been lost over thousands of years.• Why is the eye believed to be a powerful symbol of protection by fishermen?• Why do Masonic Temples have a black and white chequered floor covering?• Why do Hindus use coloured rice powder to draw elaborate symbols in front of their homes, only to have these patterns destroyed every day by footprints?• What are the hidden meanings behind the symbols on the American dollar?• What is the most important symbol in the World?Divided into easy-to-follow A-Z themed sections, the book answers all these questions and more, from sections on Magic and Mystery, Deities and Rituals, the Animal and Plant Kingdom, Landscape and the Elements, to Food and Sacred Geometry.Find out about the secret Demonic alphabet and Script of the Magi, the Glastonbury Zodiac, the Masonic Compass, the Eye of Horus, Native American hunting symbols, the Caduceus and the Indian Diwali ritual.Element Encyclopedia of Secret Signs and Symbols is a fascinating compendium of the hidden meanings behind the most important visual symbols in the world.

Adele Nozedar has long been fascinated by the power of symbols and visual signs, which led her to the formal study of alchemy. Her interest in psychology and how the unconscious mind works led her to the study of ancient myths, art, film and the esoteric in all forms. (She was also born into a long line of psychics.) Adele's other passion is music – she is founder and owner of a music studio in the Brecon Beacons, Twin Peaks, and formerly was one of the few women in the music industry to run a record label.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780007283965
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/21/2010
  • Sold by: Harper Collins UK
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: ePub edition
  • Pages: 704
  • Sales rank: 563,692
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

Adele Nozedar has long been fascinated by the spiritual significance and healing power of birds. She is founder and owner of a music studio in the Brecon Beacons and formerly was one of the few women in the music industry to run a record label. Her own healing journey with birds began when a merlin sat on her window ledge when she was recovering from an operation. It allowed her to stroke it and was there every day of her convalescence. Only when she was better did the bird fly away.

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  • Posted March 9, 2009

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    Slightly Useful

    I bought this book for research purposes. I am writing a fantasy novel, and I thought it would be helpful. It has some good information in it, but the organization is a bit lacking. I would much rather it have been in Dictionary format. There is no real way to look something up. You just have to keep flipping through until you find what you are looking for.

    Also, the information is a bit limited. I was hoping there would be more symbols. I didn't find as much of a need for this book as I would have liked.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 12, 2009

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    Just one in the long line of amazing Elements of Encyclopedias!

    Secret Signs and Symbols is another great collection of information about mythology and imagery. Information that has taken me years of personal research to find, you can find here. I use it as a regular reference guide for increasing my general knowledge and looking up important facts. Any of the Elements of Encyclopedia series are a must have. They are all very well researched and written in clear and concise formats.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 23, 2009

    Symbols and Signs

    It's easy to search on words and find resources that educate you about language, but images present a problem. I picked this book up on a whim and find it useful and interesting. Images/signs are arranged by themes so its a bit difficult to look up a picture if you have no background info at all. Perusing the book, however, never fails to be interesting.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2009

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    Outstanding

    This is an wonderful book to keep in the private library. It is well organize in the defenitions of each simbol given. A must for those intrested in the occult as those in historical symbols.

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  • Posted May 2, 2009

    Simple reference book

    Basic reference book for kids to adults. Nice design and layout could be more indepth. If looking to add a little book to your reference library then go ahead and buy it.

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  • Posted February 10, 2009

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    The Element Encyclopedia of Secret Signts and Symbols.

    Excellent book, I afraid however since 1 February, I have become a Books A Million Patron...The hours of our local bookstore have been cut back 2 hours 5 nights a week and 1 Hour 2 nights a week. We have complained to Customer Service reps and Managers, I have e-mailed Barnes Nobel with no response.<BR/><BR/>Books a million is across the Street in Merritt Island, FL and they are actively cutting costs and taking on things like their own custodial duties to keep serving the community. They are doing the job Starbucks/Barnes and Nobel should be doing and I expect. I understand having to cut costs, these bad economic times and afraid we are to share the poverty as a community for years to come. Books A Million is doing the job with a lot less resources at hand. If the local employees do not wish to work till 11, they should be relocated to a 9:00 close Starbucks...not cut hours a customer expense. I have worked this industry before there plenty to keep employees busy..projects still need to be done. Cutting Hours back at Tax Refund Time is not the smartes move, I do expect IQ from my local Barnes and Nobel.<BR/><BR/>The managers of our local store should be looking for ways to increase revenue and cut costs not at the expense of loyal customers.<BR/><BR/>I will try to visit the Corporate offices as the e-mail is not working and local contacts are unappropriately responsive.<BR/><BR/>Regards and Bright Blessings, Fellow Bookloving Aficionados.

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