An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols

An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols

In nearly 1500 entries, many of them strikingly and often surprisingly illustrated, J. C. Cooper has documented the history and evolution of symbols from prehistory to our own day.

Author: J. C. Cooper

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500770917

Category: Design

Page: 208

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In nearly 1500 entries, many of them strikingly and often surprisingly illustrated, J. C. Cooper has documented the history and evolution of symbols from prehistory to our own day. With over 200 illustrations and lively, informative and often ironic texts, she discusses and explains an enormous variety of symbols extending from the Arctic to Dahomey, from the Iroquois to Oceana, and coming from systems as diverse as Tao, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, Tantra, the cult of Cybele and the Great Goddess, the Pre-Columbian religions of the Western Hemisphere and the Voodoo cults of Brazil and West Africa.
Categories: Design

An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols

An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols

The pattern adopted in this Encyclopaedia is first to present the generalized or universal acceptance of the interpretation of a symbol, then to particularize its diverse applications in varying traditions, cultural and geographic.

Author: J. C. Cooper

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500770900

Category: Reference

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In nearly 1500 entries, many of them strikingly and often surprisingly illustrated, J.C. Cooper has documented the history and evolution of symbols from prehistory to our own day. With lively, informative and often ironic texts, she discusses and explains an enormous variety of symbols extending from the Arctic to Dahomey, from the Iroquois to Oceana, and coming from systems as diverse as Tao, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, Tantra, the cult of Cybele and the Great Goddess, the Pre-Columbian religions of the Western Hemisphere and the Voodoo cults of Brazil and West Africa.
Categories: Reference

Mythical Journeys Legendary Quests

Mythical Journeys  Legendary Quests

43: J. C. Cooper, An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols, 1978,p.119. 44: T. W. Rolleston, Myths and Legends of the Celtic Race, 1911,p.314. 45: J. C. Cooper, An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols, 1978,p.188.

Author: Moyra Caldecott

Publisher: Bladud Books

ISBN: 9781843195238

Category: Fiction

Page: 196

View: 510

Get ready for adventure! From great literary masterpieces to those anonymous stories passed down by word of mouth during generations of tribal gatherings, here are some of the greatest stories ever told. Now you can stir your imagination with legends and myths from across the world. From old favorites like the Grecian Jason and the Quest for the Golden Fleece to those sure to be new favorites, like the Vietnamese Journey to the Dragon Emperor's Palace, these tales and the gorgeous color paintings that accompany them are sure to send you on a flight of fancy. 176 pages (16 in color), 20 b/w illus., 7 1/2 x 9 3/4.
Categories: Fiction

Plane Image

Plane Image

Entry for “ spectrum , ” The Concise Columbia Encyclopedia ( New York : Columbia University Press , 1983 ) , pp . 799–800 . ... J. C. Cooper , “ Numbers , ” in An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols , 1978 ( reprint ed .

Author: Gary Garrels

Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art

ISBN: 087070446X

Category: Art

Page: 330

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Brice Marden: A Retrospective ISBN 0-87070-446-X / 978-0-87070-446-8 Hardcover, 11.5 x 9.5 in. / 240 pgs / 248 color. / U.S. $60.00 CDN $72.00 October / Art
Categories: Art

The History Use of Amulets Charms and Talismans

The History   Use of Amulets  Charms and Talismans

In Greek myth, coral is grown from the blood of Medusa. 341 In Spain, amulets of coral. 340 Mackenzie, Donald A. Ancient Man in Britain. London: Senate 1996, 164. 341 Cooper, J.C. An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols.

Author: Gary R. Varner

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781435719880

Category: History

Page: 192

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Amulets and charms have been used since mankind evolved from its distant origins millions of years ago. They have been used to protect and to harm, and in both the practice and avoidance of witchcraft and sorcery. They are made of wood and stone, clay, metal, plants and dead animals. They are carved into crude shapes and in the most exquisite forms. They may also be composed entirely of words, which are believed to have great power and magical properties. Used by pagans, Christians, Jews and followers of every faith and tradition known across the world, they are considered direct links to the gods and local spirits. All are links to the supernatural. Regardless if they are called amulets, charms or talismans, these objects are credited with providing cures, causing evil, and bringing health and prosperity. This book, using ethnographic studies, ancient records and folklore, will explore the history and use of amulets and will show that they continue to be an important part of our modern culture.
Categories: History

Temple Reflections

Temple Reflections

See also Steven Olderr, Symbolism: A Comprehensive Dictionary (Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 1986), 47. [return] See Cooper, An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols, 64. See also G. A. Gaskell, ...

Author: Alonzo L. Gaskill

Publisher: Cedar Fort

ISBN: 9781462126811

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 617

Understanding the temple is a lifetime pursuit. To help you on this journey, bestselling author Alonzo L. Gaskill has compiled this collection of temple insights. With inspired thoughts on - The role of women in temple ceremonies - The holy garment, ancient and modern - The veil and finding hope in images of Judgment Day - The meaning of becoming God’s covenant people This enlightening book will help you see the temple in a new light and open your heart and mind to its divine messages.
Categories: Religion

Black Magick 15

Black Magick  15

An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols , by J.C. Cooper I mine this volume extensively when I'm creating some of the photo AN ILLUSTRATED “ artifacts ” that have occasionally cropped up in the pages of Black Magick .

Author: Greg Rucka

Publisher: Image Comics

ISBN: PKEY:AUG200332

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 32

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"ASCENSION I," Part Four Dissent among the forces of Hell, and a revolt within the order of witch-hunters, deepen the peril surrounding Rowan Black and the people she loves. Wild-card assassins and renegade demons enter the field, and a centuries-old conflict threatens to become a free-for-all melee.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

The Seven Sisters of the Pleiades

The Seven Sisters of the Pleiades

Cooper , An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols , p . 84 . 204. Ibid . 205. Ibid . 206. Ibid . 207. Walker , The Woman's Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects , p . 488 . 208. Cooper , An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of ...

Author: Munya Andrews

Publisher: Spinifex Press

ISBN: 1876756454

Category: Science

Page: 368

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The legends of the Seven Sisters of the Pleiades that poets, priests, prophets, shamans, storytellers, artists, singers, and historians have told throughout time are retold in this compilation of the stories that have found their inspiration in nine beautiful stars clustered together in the night sky. While particular attention in this cross-cultural study is paid to the influence of the Pleiades cluster on the living traditions of indigenous people in North America, Australia, Japan, and the Pacific, much ancient mythology passed down through written and visual sources from ancient Egypt, India, Greece, and South America is also explored. Appearances of the myths in the modern world are also mentioned, including American presidential elections, Halloween, Atlantis, the Titanic, and Subaru automobiles. Serious astronomical research complements the variety of mythological explanations for the stars' existence by providing the modern world's scientific understanding of them.
Categories: Science