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Explore  The Secrets of the Universe in 100 Symbols with this beautifully illustrated compendium of 100 diverse arcane tools and writings said to hold the key to the mysteries of the universe From the Aztec Calendar Stone and the Spear of Destiny to magic circles and Navaho sand paintings each relic symbol and depiction is presented and analysed in detail to reveal the beliefs and practices of past civilizations from all around the globe Philosophers astrologers prophets poets and artists from every age and culture have whispered secrets to pharaohs statesmen kings and ueens In Renaissance Europe two powerful women   Catherine of Medici and later Elizabeth I of England   patronized the most important magi of the time John Dee's obsidian mirror revealed the future of the nation to Elizabeth while Nostradamus divulged spiritually inspired prophecies to Catherine at the Musée du Louvre in Paris Organized into three chapters The Art of Divination; Enchantments Symbols and Talismans; and In Search of Secret Knowledge the book's engaging and informative text brings to light the secrets and intrigues that surround each mysterious object and the obscure arts of the people who used them and highlights how to decode their signs and symbols

10 thoughts on “Secrets of the Universe in 100 Symbols

  1. says:

    This book covers a lot of territory in 251 pages The major entries cover 2 pages though some of these have a subsidiary topic on those 2 pages There are also about 15 2 page spreads of a dozen smaller entries such as Greek deities ancient Egyptian symbols serpents mythological beasts crosses zodiac signs tarot cards etc There are a lot of familiar symbols such as the ankh lotus medicine wheel crescent moon halo hieroglyphs and many others There are also a lot that I've never heard of Algol or demon star; Intihuatana stone Phaistos disk Petelia tablet Book of Raziel the Angel and many othersThey are divided into chapters The Natural World The Divine World Signs Symbols The Mystic WorldThere's a 4 page index so you can search for specific items There are lots of interesting images and a list at the back as to who owns the images though no other information is given thereThere are probably mistakes things left out that should have been covered or at least touched on Certainly the format can't allow for really extensive coverage of anything but it's a startI really liked the book and will probably read it again sometime

  2. says:

    There is some truth in this book but it completely leaves out African origins Actually predating AFRICA but on the continent we know as Africa It places the beginnings of symbols in places that came after Africa In some cases this may be true but there is evidence of symbols being in Africa traditions before they appeared elsewhere There is significant research that can lead you to the truth I didn’t find it here Maybe 50% truth but no not in this book I’d use caution before accepting this as truth most of the books we read don’t have evidence Most of the opinions we form from books with no evidence lead to dead end made up make believe fantasy Hmmmm

  3. says:

    Includes than symbols with ritual objects godsgoddesses and myths included One to two page descriptions so very brief for some Also it creates as many uestions as answers For example in the description of A'a it states that a hollow statue had a cavity that contained 24 small figures originally but in 1882 the figures were destroyed It doesn't say who destroyed the figures or why they were destroyed

  4. says:

    I generally enjoyed this book It is a good collections and explanation of various symbols found in various cultures beliefs religions and The book could have gone into detail and explored a greater variety of symbols

  5. says:

    This was a really fun read for an impulse buy basically a crash course in historical symbology split up into 100 two page spreads I didn’t really know much about the subject starting off so I actually learned a lot interesting stuff

  6. says:

    I got this as a reference book brief fast overview of all kinds of symbols from labyrinths to the Golden Ratio Good colour illustrations A jumping off point for further research

  7. says:

    Good good

  8. says:

    Studying tarot has awakened my interest in symbolism This is a good place to start Wonderful images and plenty of information to whet the appetite

  9. says:

    Very basic introduction to some of the world's most historical symbols Obviously to cover 100 of them means you aren't really able to delve too deeply into any of them Interesting overview and good pictures but not much data than a Google search

  10. says:

    informative book about signs symbols of the humanity across the time length and culture from Nordic mythology Greek mythology Native Aboriginal USA animal symbols Chinese I Ching and Egyptian symbols One interesting thing is Nazi NSDAP or Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei Party symbol is actually representing good origins of the universe Public has distorted the sign as evil but it is not Let the truth be spoken