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New Secret Language of Symbols David Fontana

New Secret Language of Symbols By David Fontana

New Secret Language of Symbols by David Fontana


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Offers a look at the cultural and psychological explanations of symbols. This book presents and explains hundreds of symbols, theme by theme. It helps you learn about the various forms of dragon in myth, the attributes of different gods, angels and mythic heroes, and the array of meanings ascribed to human body parts.

New Secret Language of Symbols Summary

New Secret Language of Symbols by David Fontana

The New Secret Language of Symbols takes a fresh look at the subject, satisfying today's appetite for interpreting the layers of meaning that exist below the surface of many works of art or architecture. The introduction looks at the cultural and psychological explanations of symbols, including the Jungian idea of the collective unconscious. The heart of the book is 'The World of Symbols', in which hundreds of symbols are presented and explained, theme by theme. We learn, for example, about the various forms of dragon in myth, the symbolism of sacred geometry, the attributes of different gods, angels and mythic heroes, and the array of meanings ascribed to human body parts. Collective subjects such as Fruits, Weapons and Insects are supplemented by mini-directory listings. The last major section, 'Symbols in Context', gives an overview of the most symbol-rich cultures, religions, esoteric groups or symbol systems, ranging from ancient Egypt and Hinduism to the Freemasons and the Tarot, with each topic structured around a multi-layered artefact or image that is analysed and decoded to highlight the important meanings embodied within it. David Fontana unpeels layers of profound historical and psychological significance, probes the ancient roots of a vast range of symbols, and in the process - like a gifted archaeologist who knows exactly where to look and how to interpret what he finds - he unearths boundless treasures.

About David Fontana

Professor David Fontana's many books, including The Secret Language of Symbols and The Secret Language of Dreams, have been translated into more than 25 languages. He holds a professorship at Liverpool John Moores University and is a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Cardiff University.

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GOR010076249
9781844838899
1844838897
New Secret Language of Symbols by David Fontana
Used - Like New
Hardback
Watkins Media Limited
20100429
192
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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