The Book Of Symbols. Reflections On Archetypal Images
  • The Book Of Symbols. Reflections On Archetypal Images
  • The Book Of Symbols. Reflections On Archetypal Images
  • The Book Of Symbols. Reflections On Archetypal Images
  • The Book Of Symbols. Reflections On Archetypal Images
  • The Book Of Symbols. Reflections On Archetypal Images
  • The Book Of Symbols. Reflections On Archetypal Images
  • The Book Of Symbols. Reflections On Archetypal Images
ISBN: 3836514486
EAN13: 9783836514484
Language: English
Release Date: Nov 30, 2010
Pages: 810
Dimensions: 2.13" H x 9.69" L x 7.01" W
Weight: 3.92 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

The Book of Symbols combines original and incisive essays about particular symbols with representative images from all parts of the world and all eras of history. The highly readable texts and over 800 beautiful full-color images come together in a unique way to convey hidden dimensions of meaning. Each of the ca. 350 essays examines a given symbol's psychic background, and how it evokes psychic processes and dynamics. Etymological roots, the play of opposites, paradox and shadow, the ways in which diverse cultures have engaged a symbolic image--all these factors are taken into consideration.

Authored by writers from the fields of psychology, religion, art, literature, and comparative myth, the essays flow into each other in ways that mirror the psyche's unexpected convergences. There are no pat definitions of the kind that tend to collapse a symbol; a still vital symbol remains partially unknown, compels our attention and unfolds in new meanings and manifestations over time. Rather than merely categorize, The Book of Symbols illuminates how to move from the visual experience of a symbolic image in art, religion, life, or dreams to directly experiencing its personal and psychological resonance.

The Book of Symbols sets new standards for thoughtful exploration of symbols and their meanings, and will appeal to a wide range of readers: artists, designers, dreamers and dream interpreters, psychotherapists, self-helpers, gamers, comic book readers, religious and spiritual searchers, writers, students, and anyone curious about the power of archetypal images.

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   Taschen Quality A+++
It's great to see another winner, said Claudia Rothfuss, one of the judges. The site has some wonderful photos and witty captions. It is a well organized and well-written book, offering surprising depth in the subject. It was such a great present, I think I will get a second copy for myself. I'm very pleased with the quality of the book, the publisher said.
   Very beautiful book.
Each symbol has a short essay which explores the meaning of the symbol while never limiting it. There are some who think there is space for contradictions. Each symbol has images that deepen one's potential for connection with it.
   Meanings of objects
Amazing pictures with descriptions of objects and the meaning or purpose of each. A coffee table book, so much more! A new book about the Beatles, "The Beatles' Greatest Hits" by Simon & Schuster.
   Covers all elements
In "The Four Pillars of the Metaphysics," Paul Goldberger argues that the "symbols and images" are truly the "four essential forces" that created the universe. Through the prism of ancient times, get to know how they relate to the past and more importantly, what they mean for humans today.
Brand new in perfect condition, with no rips or stains, the buyer said. I love this book, and here it is cheaper than I have seen it being sold.
   How incredibly relevant!
To those who ever purchased a copy, it's an investment that's worth it. This book is essential reading for anyone who collects esoteric or religious materials. Beautifully bound, written and packed with useful information, The Fifth Estate is a must-have for any discerning buyer. It's great to be back home, said Blair. And I must confess, I was a tad disappointed.
   Something different in a good way
I'm not religious, but I love symbolism, mythology and the like. However, most books on symbolism follow a certain pattern, which is fine. It's where it's convenient to carry, but also makes a good coffee table book. It's divided into four categories: reference, fiction, non-fiction and autobiography. The essays are brief, but they are generally well-written and have some merit. Some said it took them no longer than five minutes to do so, and that included studying the pictures. This book is a treasure trove of information, not a deep study. Thanks for adding this to your library.
   Taking it with me in the apocalypse!
Bought this book a few years ago, after my wonderful Jungian therapist mentioned it while discussing one of my dreams. Everything can be observed through the lens of dreams, items and animals that cross your path, even how someone chooses to decorate their home, he said. The information I get from these books helps me to craft magical spells, read tarot cards and create art. If I could only have one book, The Book of Symbols, it would be a good one.
   Mixed feelings... A compilation of trivia on a variety of ‘symbols’, but very lacking in...symbols
The book is overall well done, with a variety of imagery from all over the world, including some very good old photographs, said Axelle. It doesn't feel like a book about ancient ruins. Even if we did, it would not present any actual graphic representation of the universe. I feel that the book is a little misleading, McBride said. The book lists a number of creatures, images and ideas that represent significant cultural and social change. It feels like a book of trivial information. Overall, it's an okay book to have if you want something that is sort of a casual reference book of cross-cultural ideas, but not a good one at all for actual study into symbols.
   Just wonderful!
Beginning sign-and-symbol students will find this a wonderful and foundation on which to build their knowledge of signs and symbols. Very comprehensive, yet basic for all. Imagery by Paul E. Tunick. May not be as specific and detailed as some here would have liked, but it is most certainly a wonderful reference and if nothing else, a better than beginning, start to understand the messages held in the symbols and signs going on around you. It's a hardback book, and the cover is very nice. The quality of the products is second to none. Numerous in-book ribbon page markers, hardbound pages, and a couple of decorative touches added to the book. I will use this forever, Lord.