Signs, Symbols & Omens: An Illustrated Guide to Magical & Spiritual Symbolism

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Llewellyn Worldwide, 2003 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 244 pages
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As human beings, we live in a world of symbols. From traffic signs to the very letters that comprise these words, symbols are woven into every aspect of daily life. Since prehistoric times humans have used symbolic representation to communicate with each other and with the divine.

In Signs, Symbols & Omens, leading occult authority Ray Buckland describes the form and meaning of over 800 symbols from ancient and modern religions, magical traditions, and indigenous cultures around the world:

• Alchemy
• Ancient Egypt
• Astrology
• Australian Aborigines
• Aztec and Mayan
• Buddhist
• Celtic
• Ceremonial Magic
• Chinese
• Christian
• Freemasonry
• Gnostic
• Greek and Roman
• Hindu
• Islam
• Judaic
• Magical Alphabets
• Native American
• Norse
• Rosicrucian
• Runic
• Shinto
• Sikh
• Travelers
• Voudoun
• Witchcraft
• Omens

Understand the symbols used throughout human history and gain a deeper appreciation for the depth of the human experience and the vast uncharted realm of the collective unconscious.

 

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Contents

Ancient Egypt
19
Astrology
31
Australian Aborigines
39
Buddhist
61
Celtic
67
Ceremonial Magic
73
Chinese
101
Christian
107
Native American 15 7
158
Norse
173
Rosicrucian
177
Runic
183
Shinto
191
Sikh
195
Travelers
197
Voudoun
205

Freemasonry
115
Gnostic
125
Hindu
137
Judaic
143
Witchcraft
213
Omens
227
Bibliography
235
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About the author (2003)

Raymond Buckland has been actively involved in metaphysics and the occult for fifty years and has writing about it for nearly thirty.

He is the author of more than sixty books, including such best-selling titles as Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft, Gypsy Dream Dictionary, Practical Candleburning Rituals, and Witchcraft from the Inside. Ray has lectured and presented workshops across the United States, and has appeared on major television and radio shows nationally and internationally. He has also written screen plays, been a technical advisor for films, and appeared in films and videos.

Ray comes from an English Romany (Gypsy) family and presently resides, with his wife Tara, on a small farm in central Ohio. Beyond writing, Ray's other passion is homebuilt airplanes.

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