By J. C. Cooper
In approximately 1500 entries, lots of them strikingly and infrequently strangely illustrated, J. C. Cooper has documented the historical past and evolution of symbols from prehistory to our personal day.With over 2 hundred illustrations and energetic, informative and sometimes ironic texts, she discusses and explains an important number of symbols extending from the Arctic to Dahomey, from the Iroquois to Oceana, and coming from platforms as various as Tao, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, Tantra, the cult of Cybele and the nice Goddess, the Pre-Columbian religions of the Western Hemisphere and the Voodoo cults of Brazil and West Africa.
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An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols by J. C. Cooper