Title: Symbol & Archetype: A Study of the Meaning of Existence (Quinta Essentia series)
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Fons Vitae April 2006
188775279X / 9781887752794
Seller ID: 13763
Every religious tradition or metaphysical worldview involves a system of powerful symbols, most of which bear common meanings across cultures, continents, and time. This volume, complete with a 9th century Quranic manuscript, explores the significance of the most recurrent symbols and archetypes in human history and elaborates""a compelling theory for why symbolism plays such an essential role in human life. The work explores certain basic aspects of symbolism in relation to the Divinity, the hierarchy of the universe, the function of human faculties and qualities, the human condition, natural objects, works of art, and the final end--all with reference to the great living religions of the world, and in particular to Christianity and Islam.