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An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols

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People all over the world have always used symbols to express and communicate the things that mean most to them. From a countrys flag, which can signify more than patriotism, to a charm bracelet, with its portable memories, symbolism takes various forms. Familiarity with symbolism opens up levels of understanding most of us have probably never been aware of. Why, for instance, do we share a secret with the words a little bird told me? What is it about a horseshoe that, in the right circumstances, brings luck? Why a horses shoe? How old is the swastika, and where has it been used as a symbol (and what was Jung getting at when he said the Nazis used it backwards      

Author: J. C. Cooper

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Publication Date: 1987-03-17

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J. C. Cooper  Paperback