A Dictionary of Symbols (Dover Occult) by J. E. Cirlot PDF

By J. E. Cirlot

Humans, it is acknowledged, are symbolizing animals. At each degree of civilization, humans have trusted symbolic expression, and advances in technology and expertise have simply elevated our dependence on symbols. The language of symbols is taken into account a technology, and this informative quantity deals an quintessential device within the examine of symbology. it may be used as a reference or just browsed for excitement. a lot of its entries — these on structure, mandala, numbers, serpent, water, and zodiac, for instance — might be learn as self sustaining essays. The energy of symbology hasn't ever been larger: a necessary a part of the traditional arts of the Orient and of the Western medieval traditions, symbolism underwent a 20th-century revival with the examine of the subconscious, either at once within the box of desires, visions, and psychoanalysis, and in some way 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 heritage of ideas.

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