Magic and Mystical Symbols


Superb collection of signs and symbols associated with the supernatural traces man's evolution as an artist and designer. Includes 171 black-and-white images ranging from Egyptian representations of life, earth, and fertility to early-17th-century characterizations of the devil. Symbols from Roman, Greek, Chinese, Nordic, and Germanic civilizations are featured.
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Superb collection of signs and symbols associated with the supernatural traces man's evolution as an artist and designer. Includes 171 black-and-white images ranging from Egyptian representations of life, earth, and fertility to early-17th-century characterizations of the devil. Symbols from Roman, Greek, Chinese, Nordic, and Germanic civilizations are featured.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486996134
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 5/25/2004
  • Series: Dover Electronic Clip Art Series
  • Edition description: CD-ROM and Book
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 704,685
  • Product dimensions: 8.28 (w) x 10.92 (h) x 0.15 (d)

Table of Contents

Symbolic representation of man as Microcosmos--(Agrippa)
Symbolic representation of man as Universe (Chinese)
Utchat--The Sacred Eye (Egyptian)
Scarab--Good Luck (Assyrian)
Symbolic tree--Life and Knowledge (Babylonian)
Pine cone--Life and Fertility (Semitic)
Egyptian Symbols
  Sun dial
  Lotus flower--The Earth
  The buckle of Isis--Protection
  Tet of Osiris--Stability
  Vultures--The funeral birds
Babylonian--Assyrian Symbols
  Cylinder seals (Babylonian--Assyrian)
  Devils trap (Assyrian--Semitic)
Mythological Symbols
  The bull Mneuas, the dove and the sun dial--Providence (Egyptian)
  The moon god--Providence (Mesopotamian)
  The sacred shield of Mars (Roman)
  The egg and the serpent--Providence (Greek)
  The owl of wisdom (Greek)
  Caduceus--The Lifegiving Wand (Roman)
  The laurel of victory (Greek)
  Zeus and the giants (Roman)
  Python--The Serpent of the Deluge (Greek)
  Medusa--The Terror (Greek)
  Triskelion--Victory and Progress (Greek)
  Comedy (Greek)
  Cornucopia--The Horn of Plenty (Roman)
  Tragedy (Greek)
Gnostic gems from Charles W. King's "The Gnostics and Their Remains"
  The mithraic bull
  Phoebus in his Quadriga
  The delphic E
  Seraphis--The Solar God
  The angel of death
Gnostic gems from Jacob Bryant's "Analysis of Antient Mythology"
  Aurelia the butterfly--Resurrection (Egyptian)
  Semiramis and the doves--Providence (Babylonian)
  The sky serpent--Providence (Egyptian)
  The sea bird and the ark--Resurrection (Egyptian)
  Janus--The Beginning and the End (Roman)
  Scarabaeus charm against annihilation (Egyptian)
  Helios on the lotus flower--Preservation (Egyptian)
  Dove and olive branch--The Rescue (Greek)
  Dove and laurel branch--Peace (Greek)
  Dove and cornucopia--Good Fortune (Roman)
  Luna regia--The Moon Goddess--Preservation (Roman)
  Leo and Scorpio
  Amor, the bee and the dove--Love, Prosperity and Peace (Greek)
Chinese Symbols
  Pah-kwa and the great Monade--Charm against Evil Forces
  Pa-Pao The Eight Precious Things
  The dragon pearl
  The golden coin
  The lozenge
  The mirror
  The stone chime
  The books
  The rhinoceros horns
  The artemisia leaf
The Eight Buddhist Symbols of Happy Omen
  The conch shell
  The jar
  The umbrella
  The canopy
  The lotus flower
  The wheel of fire
  The fishes
  The mystic knot
  Shui (water)--Taoist Charm against Fire
  The five great blessings--happiness, health, virtue, peace and long life
The Eight Emblems of the Taoist Immortals
  The fan
  The flute
  The castanets
  The lotus flower
  The bamboo tubes
  The gourd
  The sword
  The basket of flowers
Chinese Flower Symbols
  Peony-Spring--Love and Affection
  Plum--Winter--Long Life
  Narcissus--Good Fortune
  Shou--Long Life
The Four Accomplishments
  The harp--Music
  The chessboard--Sport
  The books--Scholarship
  The paintings--Art
  Kwei Sing--God of Literature
Oriental Symbols
  Noshi--Humility in Gifts (Japanese)
  Amulet for protection (Japanese)
  Crescent and Star--Divinity and Sovereignty (Mohammedan)
  Longevity (Chinese)
  The holy ax (Chinese)
  Good luck charm (Mameluk)
  Tsuchi--The Mallet of Luck (Japanese)
  The dice of good luck (Japanese)
  Swastika--good luck (Persian--Indian)
  Karma--The Wheel of Law (Buddhist)
  Chakra-vartta--The Wheel of Law (Hindu)
  Horin-rimbo--The Wheel of Law (Japanese)
  Shou--Longevity (Chinese)
  Nade-takara-nusubi--Longevity (Japanese)
  Ho-tu--Charm against Evil Spirits (Chinese)
  Shri-yantra--Cosmic Diagram (Hindu--Vedic)
  Longevity (Chinese)
  Crosses with the divine face--Good Luck Charms (Ethiopian)
Brahmanic Symbols
  Trimurti symbol
  Lingam symbol--Propagation
  Lotus flower--Trimurti Symbol
  Trimurti symbol
Nordic Runes
  Witches foot (Celtic)
  Induces madness (Nordic)
  Against witchcraft (Nordic)
  Heavenly power (Nordic)
  Protects against poison (Nordic)
  Angurgapi--Uncertainty (Old Icelandic)
  Ginfaxi--Victory (Old Icelandic)
  Ginnir--Divine, Demonical (Old Icelandic)
  Aegish jalmur--Irresistibility (Old Icelandic)
  Cross of wotan (Germanic)
  Symbol of the Vehmic courts (Germanic)
  Achtwan (Germanic)
  Wolf's hook (Germanic)
  Fire eye (Germanic)
  Dragon's eye (Germanic)
  Wolf's cross (Germanic)
  Magic circles and wand of Doctor Faustus from J. Scheible's "Das Kloster"
  Doctor Johannes Faust and Mephistopheles from Christopher Marlowe's "Tragic Historie of D. Faust" (1631)
Magic Circles
  The holy magic circle
  Indian--Mohammedan Magic Circle
  Schemhamphoras--Magic Circle to Discover Buried Treasures
  The witch by Hans Weiditz from Petrarca's "Von der Artzney Beider Gluck" (1532)
  The magic seals of the seven angels of the seven days of the week
The Magic Seals of the Three Princes of the World of Spirits
  Prince Almishak
  Prince Ahirikas
  Prince Amabosar
  The signatures of the seven demons from a pact drawn up in 1616 between Lucifer and Urbain Grandier, minister of St. Peter in Loudon, France (Bibliotheque Nationale)
Magic Amulets
  Makes garments auspicious
  Brings success, wealth, long life
  Secures the help of good spirits
  Makes business successful
  Makes traveling safe
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