Symbol & archetype: a study of the meaning of existence

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Quinta Essentia, 1991 - Religion - 141 pages
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With reference to the great religions of the world, particularly to Christianity and Islam, symbolism is defined in a renewed consciousness that everything—numbers, elements, senses, and colors—has a vertical dimension that gives it a divine significance.

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two The Decisive Boundary
f1ve The Archetypes of Devotional
s1x The Language of the Gods

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Martin Lings (1909-2005) was a renowned British scholar who taught at several European universities and the University of Cairo. He was the keeper of Oriental manuscripts in the British Museum and the British Library and the author of numerous books on religion and spirituality, including The Book of Certainty, What is Sufism?, Ancient Beliefs and Modern Superstitions, and the internationally acclaimed Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources.

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