Ancient Pagan Symbols

Ancient Pagan Symbols

by Elizabeth E. Goldsmith

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Ancient Pagan Symbols by Elizabeth E. Goldsmith

Elisabeth Goldsmith begins Ancient Pagan Symbols with a poetic description of the creative forces of life and the metaphysical love affair between men and women, lingham and yoni, sun and moon-sex. When first published in the 1920s, this book was thought scandalous, but it has endured generations to become one of the most important references for Pagan spiritualists.

Goldsmith examines symbols found in the art and artifacts from across cultures and throughout history. Explanations reveal the symbolism of the elements, the lotus, the Tree of Life, the cross, the swastika, the trisula, and many more, fully illustrated and indexed for easy referral.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780892540723
Publisher: Nicolas-Hays, Inc
Publication date: 06/01/2003
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 4.50(w) x 6.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexi
Introductionxiii
I.The Elements3
II.The Lotus6
III.The Tree of Life13
IV.The Dual Principles27
V.The Cross39
VI.The Serpent44
VII.The Chinese Trigrams48
VIII.The Four Supernatural Creatures of the Chinese56
IX.Animal Symbolism in Chinese Art66
X.The Sun77
XI.The Moon87
XII.The Wheel92
XIII.The Swastika95
XIV.The Trisula100
XV.Sacred Birds107
XVI.Sacred Animals117
XVII.Ancient Gods and Goddesses130
XVIII.The Twice-Born Gods139
XIX.Triads and the Triangle144
XX.Some General Symbols and Symbolic Figures Found in Early Art155
Index213

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