An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols Paperback
Edited by J. C. Cooper
In nearly 1500 entries, many of them strickingly and often surprisingly illustrated, J.C.
Cooper has documented the history and evolution of symbols from pre-history to our own day.
Lively, informative and often ironic, she discusses and explains an enormous variety of symbols extending from the Artic to Dahomey, from the Iroquois to Oceania, and coming from systems as diverse as Tao, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, Tantra, the ancient cult of Cybele and the great Goddess, the Pre-Columbian religions of the Western Hemisphere and the Voodoo cults of Brazil and West Africa.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 208 pages, 210 illustrations
- Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
- Publication Date: 03/09/1979
- Category: History of art & design styles: c 1800 to c 1900
- ISBN: 9780500271254
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Review by gibbon
With a glossary, extensive bibliography and 210 illustrations, some small, it covers many cultures, religions and esoteric doctrines with a fine impartiality.
Review by ChrisWildman
This is the only "dream" reference book I have ever found useful because you can discover the diiferences between say Celtic, Christian, Judaic. Buddhist meanings and allow your unconscious to pick up on these. Also some facinating, if small, illustraions. A reference must.