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This credible, highly readable, and vividly illustrated encyclopedic volume traces the origins and evolution of hundreds of symbols and symbol systems that have impacted human culture, history, art, and psychology since the dawn of time. From the I Ching and the Chakras to the Tarot and the Zodiac; from mythical beasts and magical numbers to heraldic shields and geometric shapes, author and psychologist David Fontana identifies symbols from around the world and draws upon his experience with dream workshops and meditation to help readers deepen their understanding and appreciation of these intriguing icons. Relevant, compelling, and visually appealing, The Secret Language of Symbols is a unique and practical reference tool, as well as an inspiring guide to the images that give meaning to our everyday lives.

Synopsis:

From the I Ching and the Chakras to the Tarot and the Zodiac, this credible, highly readable, and vividily illustrated encyclopedic volume traces the origins and evolution of hundreds of symbols and symbol systems that have impacted human culture, history, art, and psychology since the dawn of time. 450 full-color illustrations.

About the Author

David Fontana David Fontana holds a Ph.D.in psychology and is a fellow of the British Psychological Society. The author of The Secret Language of Symbols (Chronicle Books, Spring 1994) and many successful books on educational psychology, psychotherapy, and meditation, he lives in Cardiff, Wales.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811804622
Subtitle:
A Visual Key to Symbols Their Meanings
Author:
Fontana, David
Author:
Chronicle Books
Publisher:
Chronicle Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Social Psychology
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Symbolism
Copyright:
Publication Date:
19940201
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
1 x 1 x 1 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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"Synopsis" by , From the I Ching and the Chakras to the Tarot and the Zodiac, this credible, highly readable, and vividily illustrated encyclopedic volume traces the origins and evolution of hundreds of symbols and symbol systems that have impacted human culture, history, art, and psychology since the dawn of time. 450 full-color illustrations.
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