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Sacred Symbols

Peoples, Religions, Mysteries

Robert Adkinson

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An exploration of the signs and symbols of a wealth of global cultures, from ancient times to the present day, bringing together some of the world’s most potent sacred images


This bumper book of Thames & Hudson’s successful Sacred Symbols series brings together some of the world’s most potent sacred images under three categories – peoples, religions and mysteries.

Through an incredibly rich array of fascinating images drawn from ritual, myth and the natural world, Sacred Symbols reveals the quintessence of a multiplicity of beliefs and experiences. It is the perfect introduction to the timeless wisdoms of humankind.

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Book Details

Format: PLC (no jacket)

Size: 17.8 x 16.1 cm

Extent: 792 pp

Illustrations: 770

Publication date: 23 February 2009

ISBN: 9780500514559

Contents List

Introduction Peoples: Ancient Egypt • The Celts • The Native Americans • The Maya Religions: The Buddha • The Tao Christianity Mysteries: The Mandala • Sacred Sex • The Tarot

About the Author

Robert Adkinson was highly respected editor at Thames & Hudson for many years.

List of Contributors

Robert Adkinson

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