Images and Symbols: Studies in Religious Symbolism

Images and Symbols: Studies in Religious Symbolism

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Overview

Mircea Eliade--one of the most renowned expositors of the psychology of religion, mythology, and magic--shows that myth and symbol constitute a mode of thought that not only came before that of discursive and logical reasoning, but is still an essential function of human consciousness. He describes and analyzes some of the most powerful and ubiquitous symbols that have ruled the mythological thinking of East and West in many times and at many levels of cultural development.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691020686
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 06/25/1991
Series: Mythos: The Princeton/Bollingen Series in World Mythology , #42
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 871,746
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

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