Ariadne's Clue: A Guide to the Symbols of Humankind PDF
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Ariadne's Clue: A Guide To The Symbols Of Humankind

Symbolism is the most powerful and ancient means of communication available to humankind. For centuries people have expressed their preoccupations and concerns through symbolism in the form of myths, stories, religions, and dreams. The meaning of symbols has long been debated among philosophers, antiquarians, theologians, and, more recently, anthropologists and psychologists. In Ariadne's Clue, di...

Hardcover: 480 pages
Publisher: Princeton University Press; F First Edition Used edition (February 8, 1999)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0691004595
ISBN-13: 978-0691004594
Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.5 x 9.8 inches
Amazon Rank: 1473604
Format: PDF ePub djvu book

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“I was seduced by the cool title and a positive review, but now I find myself questioning the wisdom of this purchase. The entries and content seem to be little more than a distillation of the more thorough Penguin Dictionary of Symbols. The bibliog...”

tinguished analyst and psychiatrist Anthony Stevens explores the nature of symbols and explains how and why we create the symbols we do.The book is divided into two parts: an interpretive section that concerns symbols in general and a "dictionary" that lists hundreds of symbols and explains their origins, their resemblances to other symbols, and the belief systems behind them. In the first section, Stevens takes the ideas of C. G. Jung a stage further, asserting not only that we possess an innate symbol-forming propensity that exists as a creative and integral part of our psychic make-up, but also that the human mind evolved this capacity as a result of selection pressures encountered by our species in the course of its evolutionary history. Stevens argues that symbol formation has an adaptive function: it promotes our grasp on reality and in dreams often corrects deficient modes of psychological functioning. In the second section, Stevens examines symbols under four headings: "The Physical Environment," "Culture and Psyche," "People, Animals, and Plants," and "The Body." Many of the symbols are illustrated in the book's rich variety of woodcuts. From the ancient symbol of the serpent to the archetypal masculine and feminine, from the earth to the stars, from the primordial landscape of the savannah to the mysterious depths of the sea, Stevens traces a host of common symbols back through time to reveal their psychodynamic functioning and looks at their deep-rooted effects on the lives of modern men, women, and children.