The Ultimate Illustrated Guide to Dreams Signs & Symbols: Identification and analysis of the visual vocabulary and secret language that shapes our thoughts and dreams and dictates our reactions to the world

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Identification and Analysis of the Visual Vocabulary and Secret Language that Shape Our Thoughts and Dreams and Dictate Our Reactions to the World

An unparalleled illustrated exploration of humanity's universal visual vocabulary, through history and around the world, with expert commentary and definitions

Explores the spiritual, otherworldly, literary and artistic significance of our ancient mythologies, ...

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Overview

Identification and Analysis of the Visual Vocabulary and Secret Language that Shape Our Thoughts and Dreams and Dictate Our Reactions to the World

An unparalleled illustrated exploration of humanity's universal visual vocabulary, through history and around the world, with expert commentary and definitions

Explores the spiritual, otherworldly, literary and artistic significance of our ancient mythologies, religions, scientific developments and popular culture

A rich resource of iconographic images and thematic symbolism, including such ancient signs as the circle, the cross, the heart and the star as well as complex abstracts such as the Mother, the Cave, the Dragon and the Holy Grail

Learn how to unlock the secret language of your personal dream world: a profound exploration of the world of dreaming, revealing the importance dreams have for understanding the self and the world in which we live

Over 2200 visual depictions, including photographs, fine art paintings, illustrations and line artworks

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780190709
  • Publisher: Southwater
  • Publication date: 1/16/2012
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 904,227
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Part 1 Signs of Life 8

Ancient Symbols 10

Symbols of Spirituality 38

Symbols in Society 54

Part 2 Symbols we Live By 80

Everyday Living 82

Patterns and Graphics 106

Myth and the Cosmos 120

Connecting With Spirit 148

The Cycle of Life 162

Flora and Fauna 180

The Living Planet 200

Part 3 All About Dreaming 218

Dreaming Through History 220

The Nature of Dreams 244

The Sense and Substance of Dreams 262

Working with Dreams 280

Part 4 The Dream Lexicons 304

Abstract Qualities 306

Nature Dreams 324

The Cycle of Life 344

Mind, Body and Spirit 358

Engaging with People 378

Living in the World 402

Movement, Machines and Structures 424

Magic and Fantasy 444

Part 5 Directory of Signs 458

Acknowledgements 504

Index 506

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