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Illustrated Encyclopedia of Traditional Symbols - 78 edition

Illustrated Encyclopedia of Traditional Symbols (ISBN10: 0500271259; ISBN13: 9780500271254)
ISBN13: 978-0500271254
ISBN10: 0500271259

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 th
e 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'')?
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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'')? ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 78
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Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Year Published: 1978
International: No



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