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The Complete Encyclopedia of Signs and Symbols

Author : Mark O'Connell
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Symbols can be as graphic as a cross, square or circle, or they can be conceptual representations of themes such as the soul, resurrection, love or desire. The meaning of these signs and symbols, whether simple icon or abstract concept, is complex and diverse, and depends on many variables. Over 1600 symbols and signs are covered in this comprehensive volume, analysing the definitions and interpretations that have been made across the boundaries of time, culture and tradition. The book discusses how signs and symbols have been interpreted and represented by humanity through thousands of years of art, mythology and religion: from cave paintings and Aboriginal dreamtime to computer iconography; from the Sumerians to the Rosicrucians; and from the alchemists' Philosopher's Stone to the archetypes of Freud and Jung. With a broad perspective the text brings together psychological, mythological, religious, literary and artistic insights to explore how these concepts can summarize or explain our common and yet diverse human experience. The structure of the book is thematic, so that related symbols are complemented and contrasted, giving a unique guide to their cross-cultural aspects. There are also in-depth features on some of the most important symbols of all, including the wheel, the labyrinth, the cross, the gateway, the snake and the tree of life. Lavishly illustrated with artworks, fine art paintings and contemporary photography, this fascinating book contains a vast source of images and an erudite and informative text that will inform any scholar, seeker, dream-reader, alchemist, magician, psychological historian, astrologer or pyschotherapist.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Signs Symbols

Author : Mark O'Connell
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Contains definitions and interpretations of over 1,600 signs and symbols and discusses the cross-cultural, sociological, and psychological uses, meaning, and development of signs and symbols as a whole.

Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Symbols Signs Dream Interpretation

Author : Mark O'Connell
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This is an exploration of humanity's universal visual vocabulary, a resource of iconographic images and thematic symbolism. It includes such ancient signs as the circle, the cross, the heart and the star as well as complex abstracts such as the mother, the cave, the dragon, the Holy Grail.

The Encyclopedia of Signs and Symbols

Author : John Laing
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"From cave paintings in Africa, Asia and Oceania, to the emergence of sophisticated graphic styles in Europe at the turn of the century, these images stimulate curiosity and wonder at the enormous breadth of human creativity."--BOOK JACKET.

Symbols

Author : Carl G. Liungman
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Contains more than 2,500 Western signs, arranged into 54 groups according to their graphic characteristics. In 1,600 articles their histories, uses, and meanings are thoroughly discussed. The signs range from ideograms carved in mammoth teeth by Cro-Magnon men, to hobo signs and subway graffiti.

The Guinness Encyclopedia of Signs Symbols

Author : John Foley
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The Element Encyclopedia of Symbols

Author : Udo Becker
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This is a compendium of symbols in human psychology and civilization. With over 1500 entries and illustrations, the book explores a wealth of objects and concepts and the hidden or encoded meaning concealed behind their ordinary, outer appearance. Entries range from examples of metaphor and allegory to the symbolic meanings of numbers, letters, astrological signs, the four elements, plants and animals, literary or mythological figures, and a rich array of abstract concepts that find their tangible expression in the world of symbols and symbolism.

The Element Encyclopedia of Secret Signs and Symbols The Ultimate A Z Guide from Alchemy to the Zodiac

Author : Adele Nozedar
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Unlock the lost and hidden meanings of the world's ancient and modern signs and symbols with the latest in the hugely popular series of 'Element Encyclopedias'. This is the biggest A-Z reference book on symbolic objects you'll ever find.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Symbols Signs Dream Interpretation

Author : Mark O'Connell (Psychologist)
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Encyclopedia of Engineering Signs and Symbols

Author : David D. Polon
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SIGNS SYMBOLS DREAM INTERPRETATION THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF

Author : MARK. O'CONNELL
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The popular encyclopedia or Conversations Lexicon ed by A Whitelaw from the Encyclopedia Americana

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The Popular Encyclopedia

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The Continuum Encyclopedia of Symbols

Author : Udo Becker
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An alphabetical reference with more than 1,500 entries that trace symbols to their cultural, religious, or mythological origins, and explain the hidden or encoded meaning that lies concealed beneath objects' and concepts' ordinary, outward appearance.

Signs Symbols of the World

Author : D.R. McElroy
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This informative and engaging illustrated reference provides the stories behind 1,001 signs and symbols, from ancient hieroglyphs to modern-day political and subculture symbols. What in the world does Ω mean? And what about its meaning might have led my coffee date to tattoo it on his entire forearm? Where did the symbol ∞ originate, and what was its first meaning? How did the ampersand symbol & come about and how was it applied daily in book publishing? And what is the full story behind that staring eye on top of the pyramid on our American dollar bill? This comprehensive guide to signs and symbols explains. Find within: More than 1,000 illustrations An extensive collection of written and cultural symbols, including animals, instruments, stones, shapes, numbers, colors, plants, food, parts of the body, religious and astrological symbols, emojis, and gestures Historical facts culled from a wide variety of sources Learn all about the signs and symbols that surround us and their part in our rich world history.

Signs Symbols

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From ancient hieroglyphs to modern-day graffiti, discover the secrets, origins and meanings of over 2,000 signs and symbols The world around us is filled with signs and symbols. Modern signs like alphabets and flags are universally recognisable, whereas many symbols of ancient derivation are hard to decipher. Explore the fascinating origins and meanings of the signs and symbols people have used over the centuries and discover how they have been interpreted in myth, religion, folklore, art and contemporary culture. Find out why a flag at half-mast is a symbol of mourning, why a heart pierced by an arrow is a symbol of love and the ancient roots of fertility symbols.

The Handbook of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols

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Based on the author's previous publication The Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs, this handbook contains an array of symbols and motifs, accompanied by succinct explanations. It provides treatment of the essential Tibetan religious figures, themes and motifs, both secular and religious.

The Encyclopedia Britannica A Dictionary of Arts Sciences and General Literature

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The Illustrated Sourcebook of Signs and Symbols

Author : Mark O'Connell
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Signs and symbols are a fundamental part of the way we communicate. This book explores the iconography and symbolism that connect them all, including cave paintings of the circle and the square, the signs of the zodiac and modern computer iconography. It has an extensive directory of hundreds of individual graphics, from astrological signs to symbols from around the world, such as a pentagram, a dove and the Chinese sign of yin yang.

An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Traditional Symbols

Author : J. C. Cooper
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