Humans, it's said, are symbolizing animals. At every stage of civilization, people have relied on symbolic expression, and advances in science and technology have only increased our dependence on symbols. The language of symbols is considered a science, and this informative volume offers an indispens... read more
Esoteric and Occult Art by Alan Weller Two hundred examples of this rare and unusual art are drawn from manuscripts and early printed books by practitioners of various traditions: Hermetic, Gnostic, Alchemical, Arthurian, Rosicrucian, Qabbalistic, Masonic, and 19th-century occultism.
The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy A user's guide to the mind, this volume explains the techniques of autosuggestion and visualization. Its simple mental exercises can help readers acquire better health, professional and financial success, and other life-enhancing benefits.
The Book of Jubilees by Anonymous, R. H. Charles Chiefly reflecting the content of Genesis and Exodus, this apocryphal work offers material not found in the Bible concerning the Fall, angels, the Flood, the Tower of Babel, and many other fascinating subjects.
The Lost Keys of Freemasonry by Manly P. Hall A high-ranking Mason offers a fascinating glimpse into the secretive society. Manly P. Hall describes the ethical training of a Mason and the character traits he must "build" within himself.
Sexual Symbolism: A History of Phallic Worship by Richard Payne Knight, Thomas Wright Comprising two works, this is a pioneering volume on a taboo subject. Characterized by a systematic approach, it has served as a foundation for subsequent studies.
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The Cross: Its History and Symbolism by George Willard Benson Facts, legends, customs, and superstitions related to Christianity's most prominent symbol appear in this unique book. In simple, direct language, the author describes the cross's many forms and uses. 27 black-and-white illustrations.
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Humans, it's said, are symbolizing animals. At every stage of civilization, people have relied on symbolic expression, and advances in science and technology have only increased our dependence on symbols. The language of symbols is considered a science, and this informative volume offers an indispensable tool in the study of symbology. It can be used as a reference or simply browsed for pleasure. Many of its entries — those on architecture, mandala, numbers, serpent, water, and zodiac, for example — can be read as independent essays. The vitality of symbology has never been greater: An essential part of the ancient arts of the Orient and of the Western medieval traditions, symbolism underwent a 20th-century revival with the study of the unconscious, both directly in the field of dreams, visions, and psychoanalysis, and indirectly in art and poetry. A wide audience awaits the assistance of this dictionary in elucidating the symbolic worlds encountered in both the arts and the history of ideas.
Reprint of the Philosophical Library, New York, 1971 edition.
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