The Signs and Symbols Bible: The Definitive Guide to Mysterious Markings

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., Oct 1, 2009 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 400 pages
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Symbols speak in layers of meaning, and provide a shorthand for different ideas; they challenge us to go beyond the surface and discover rich layers of significance. This handsomely illustrated volume examines the many interpretations behind symbols from diverse cultures and eras, including natural objects, such as animals and stones; man-made things (temples, houses, tools, ritual items), and abstract forms, including alphabets, amulets, numbers, and colors. A vast directory explores symbolism from ancient civilizations, Western and Middle Eastern religions, power and heraldry, magical and esoteric traditions, and much more.

 

  

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Contents

About this book
16
Power
160
Esoteric and magical traditions
188
Minerals crystals and gemstones
311
Amulets charms and talismans
333
Alphabets and letters
351
Time shape number and color
367
Index
392
Acknowledgments
400
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About the author (2009)

Madonna Gauding is a writer and editor, and a student of Tibetan Buddhism for more than twelve years.

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