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The Signs and Symbols Bible: The Definitive Guide to Mysterious Markings
     

The Signs and Symbols Bible: The Definitive Guide to Mysterious Markings

by Madonna Gauding
 
Symbols speak in layers of meaning, and provide a shorthand for different ideas; they challenge us to go beyond the surface and discover rich layers of significance. This handsomely illustrated volume examines the many interpretations behind symbols from diverse cultures and eras, including natural objects, such as animals and stones; man-made things (temples, houses,

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Symbols speak in layers of meaning, and provide a shorthand for different ideas; they challenge us to go beyond the surface and discover rich layers of significance. This handsomely illustrated volume examines the many interpretations behind symbols from diverse cultures and eras, including natural objects, such as animals and stones; man-made things (temples, houses, tools, ritual items), and abstract forms, including alphabets, amulets, numbers, and colors. A vast directory explores symbolism from ancient civilizations, Western and Middle Eastern religions, power and heraldry, magical and esoteric traditions, and much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402770043
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
10/06/2009
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.10(d)

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