Download e-book for iPad: A Dictionary of Symbols (Dover Occult) by J. E. Cirlot

By J. E. Cirlot

ISBN-10: 0486425231

ISBN-13: 9780486425238

ISBN-10: 0880297026

ISBN-13: 9780880297028

Humans, it truly is stated, are symbolizing animals. At each degree of civilization, humans have trusted symbolic expression, and advances in technological know-how and know-how have in simple terms elevated our dependence on symbols. The language of symbols is taken into account a technology, and this informative quantity bargains an fundamental device within the examine of symbology. it may be used as a reference or just browsed for excitement. lots of its entries — these on structure, mandala, numbers, serpent, water, and zodiac, for instance — should be learn as self sustaining essays. The energy of symbology hasn't ever been larger: a vital a part of the traditional arts of the Orient and of the Western medieval traditions, symbolism underwent a 20th-century revival with the research of the subconscious, either without delay within the box of goals, visions, and psychoanalysis, and not directly in artwork and poetry. a large viewers awaits the help of this dictionary in elucidating the symbolic worlds encountered in either the humanities and the historical past of ideas.

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