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

By J. E. Cirlot

Humans, it 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 purely elevated our dependence on symbols. The language of symbols is taken into account a technology, and this informative quantity deals an fundamental device within the learn 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 — will be learn as autonomous essays. The power of symbology hasn't ever been better: an important 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 at once within the box of goals, visions, and psychoanalysis, and ultimately in paintings 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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