The Complete Dictionary of Symbols is an engaging and accessible guide to more than 2,000 major themes, figures, and symbols that are commonly found in myth, art, and literature. Drawing on classical mythologies, Biblical themes, and traditional symbols from cultures worldwide, this user-friendly, attractively priced reference has comprehensive entries on everything from individual animals, plants, and objects to gods, goddesses, supernatural creatures, heroes, heroines, mythical episodes, prophets, saints, miracles, and myriad other subjects. Whether the topic at hand is Mercury or Merlin, the Egyptian ankh or the humble ant, engaging text reveals the origins and meaning of each symbol. Interspersed with the main entries are short articles on themes of special interest, such as the Sun, Moon, and stars, or common vices. Three hundred illustrations, an intuitive system of cross-referencing, and authoritative research make The Complete Dictionary of Symbols a reliable resource for school, home, or library.
Covering classical and other mythologies, biblical themes and the world of traditional symbols from cultures worldwide, this is a guide to more than 2000 major themes, figures and symbols that have been most commonly encountered from ancient times to the present day.
Describes the origins, history, and meaning of a variety of signs and symbols that appear in art, literature, mythology, and religion, covering more than two thousand symbols, figures, and themes and drawing from classical myth, biblical text, and other t
Over 1,000 Dream Symbols and Their Universal Meanings
Author: Michael Lennox
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Dreams have an intelligence and purpose of their own, allowing your soul to reveal itself. By listening to the wisdom of your dreams, you can increase the satisfaction and success you experience in your waking life, make positive changes for a better future, and find a profound connection to your Higher Self. Llewellyn's Complete Dictionary of Dreams presents more than 1,000 cross-referenced dream symbols and their universal meanings to assist you in analyzing your unconscious mind. Join Dr. Michael Lennox as he explores the basics of interpretation and shows you how to integrate the subtle messages that arise while you sleep. The insights related to the specific symbols in this extensive guide are the keys to creativity, growth, and understanding.
A valuable reference, this informative and entertaining volume presents a key to elucidating the symbolic worlds encountered in both the arts and the history of ideas. Alphabetical entries clarify essential meanings of each symbol, as drawn from religion, astrology, alchemy, numerology, other sources. 32 black-and-white illustrations.
This remarkable and wide-ranging book is an inventory of symbols and the symbolic imagination. The editors and their fifteen contributors are drawn from a variety of scholarly backgrounds - including anthropology, ethnology, psychotherapy and art history. This diversity of approach is responsible for the book's unique character, a reflection of the multiplicity of symbols and signs and the phenomenal range of possible interpretations they offer. This book draws together folklore, literary and artistic sources, and focuses on the symbolic dimension of every colour, number, sound, gesture, expression or character trait that has benefitted from symbolic interpretation. The conscious and unconscious minds are explored, desire and dreams are treated alongside the known and the chronicled. Extraordinary in its range and eclecticism, this dictionary was originally published in French as the Dictionnaire des Symboles, and it is regarded as the standard work on the subject.
These two volumes offer an unprecedented collection of flags, seals, and symbols used every day around the world. • Entries are organized by region and then alphabetically by country • An extensive print and nonprint bibliography directs students to sources for further research
This unique and authoritative guide describes more than 400 important Chinese symbols, explaining their esoteric meanings and connections. Their use and development in Chinese literature and in Chinese custom and attitudes to life are traced lucidly and precisely.
This third volume of the groundbreaking writing series prepares students for advanced work in rhetoric and composition. Straightforward, detailed instructions lead students through brainstorming, researching, and constructing original compositions. Building on the first two levels of Writing With Skill, Level 3 reinforces skills in original composition and introduces new skills in researching, organizing, and writing expository essays. Models from great writers provide inspiration; assignments in history, science, biography and literature expand the student’s horizons. This third level is marked by a focus on writing about cause and effect, as well as more advanced instruction in literary criticism, science writing, descriptions, and paragraph construction. Time-tested classical techniques--the imitation and analysis of great writers--combine with original essay assignments. Along with the accompanying Instructor Guide, this Level Three Student Workbook provides a complete year of advanced middle-grade writing instruction.