Introduction. The spirit incarnate. Soul, mind and the supernatural. The animal world. The plant kingdom. Spirits of the cosmos. Arts and artefacts. Patterns and graphics. Symbol systems
'Every traditional symbol bears an elemental power that transcends boundaries and holds significance for many cultures. But the ways in which we interpret such power have varied tremendously around the world and through the ages. In Symbols and their Meanings, author and art historian Jack Tresidder explores core symbols from across global cultures, through themes common to the world's spiritual imagination.'