An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols

An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols

by J. C. Cooper
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An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols by J. C. Cooper

In nearly 1500 entries, many of them strikingly and often surprisingly illustrated, J. C. Cooper has documented the history and evolution of symbols from prehistory to our own day.

With over 200 illustrations and lively, informative and often ironic texts, she discusses and explains an enormous variety of symbols extending from the Arctic to Dahomey, from the Iroquois to Oceana, and coming from systems as diverse as Tao, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, Tantra, the cult of Cybele and the Great Goddess, the Pre-Columbian religions of the Western Hemisphere and the Voodoo cults of Brazil and West Africa.

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ISBN-13: 9780500770917
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication date: 03/15/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,181,650
File size: 75 MB
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About the Author

Jean C. Cooper (1905-1999) was born in China where she spent much of her childhood. Informed by the perspective of the Perennial Philosophy, she wrote and lectured extensively on the subjects of philosophy, comparative religion, and symbolism. He other books include Taoism, the Way of the Mystic, Yin and Yang, Chinese Alchemy, Fairy Tales: Allegories of the Inner Life, Symbolism, the Universal Language, and Symbolic and Mythological Animals.

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WindOwl More than 1 year ago
This has been my go-to book for years. This book is a serious, scholarly encyclopedia of symbols. It offers in-depth information from different cultural perspectives not usually found in these sorts of books. Well written with easy to use format. Nice illustrations. I've looked at other books on Symbols and nothing else comes close.