DICTIONNAIRE DES SYMBOLES DE JEAN CHEVALIER ET ALAIN GHEERBRANT PDF

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Shelves: mythology , religious This book is absolutely phenomenal. It brings together meanings of symbols from most of the major religious traditions and philosophies Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hindu, Buddhism, etc.

It provides comparison and contrast between meanings of the symbols. It makes a great supplement for scripture study, and also helps with a lot of other symbolic literature. For example, the entry on "garden" mentions that in the Christian tradition, the beginning of the world Paradise was in a garden state, while the eventual, Heavenly Jerusalem will be a city.

The entry on names highlights a number of implications of the tradition that naming a thing gives one power over it. For example, when Adam was in the garden, the Lord had him name all the animals and birds, and thus he gained power over them "dominion", it says in the Bible. The usage of the phrase "his name shall be blotted out" becomes a lot more meaningful and painful to the one for whom it is exercised: when his name no longer exists, neither does he.

I gave this to Kim as a birthday gift early in our marriage, and we both love it. I fear that in our practical, scientific world, we are losing some of the powers of symbols to help us understand our past. Many simple statements in historical records become all but incomprehensible without a basic understanding of what things stand for. This book helps to bridge that gap. Of course, even if our scientific world we have an obsession with naming.

And having a name to give something helps to reduce the fear.

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