Symbols of the Soul: Sacred Beasts (Paperback)Susan Skinner (author)
Paperback 84 Pages / Published: 29/06/2012
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This beautifully produced book gives us insight into the history of Sacred Beasts and the origin of their symbolic power. It also gives us a means to make these symbols relevant to our daily life, by amplifying their meaning in poems stories quotations and comments.If we had lived a long time ago, when life was simpler, we would have understood our place in the universe by relating it to the natural world. Earth and sky would have embodied different aspects of divine energy and would have played a big part in our vision. For instance a tree may have represented a blessed haven, without ceasing to be a tree. In the words of three scholars: In the symbol, the particular represents the general, not as a dream, not as a shadow, but as a living and momentary revelation of the inscrutable. Goethe. The true basis of symbolism is the correspondence linking together all orders of reality, binding one to the other,extending from the natural order to the supernatural order. Rene Guenon Symbols are the synthesizing expression of a marvellous science, now forgotten by men. Marc Saunier. The aim of this book is to bring back that understanding to the reader.
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
Number of pages: 84
Weight: 99 g
Dimensions: 215 x 136 x 5 mm
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