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Illustrated Encyclopedia of Traditional Symbols

Illustrated Encyclopedia of Traditional Symbols - 78 edition

Illustrated Encyclopedia of Traditional Symbols - 78 edition

ISBN13: 9780500271254

ISBN10: 0500271259

Illustrated Encyclopedia of Traditional Symbols by J.C. Cooper - ISBN 9780500271254
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 78
Copyright: 1978
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Published: 1978
International: No
Illustrated Encyclopedia of Traditional Symbols by J.C. Cooper - ISBN 9780500271254

ISBN13: 9780500271254

ISBN10: 0500271259

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 78

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Summary

People all over the world have always used symbols to express and communicate the things that mean most to them. From a country's flag, which can signify more than patriotism, to a charm bracelet, with its ''portable memories,'' symbolism takes various forms. Familiarity with symbolism opens up levels of understanding most of us have probably never been aware of. Why, for instance, do we share a secret with the words ''a little bird told me?'' What is it about a horseshoe that, in the right circumstances, brings luck? Why a horse's shoe? How old is the swastika, and where has it been used as a symbol (and what was Jung getting at when he said the Nazis used it ''backwards'')?