The book of symbols examines 350 symbols illustrated with almost 800 stunning colour images originating from all over the world and all eras. These symbols are grouped into five categories: creation and cosmos, the plant world, animal world, human world and spiritual world. Each symbol is introduced with an article exploring its different facets. The same archetype can in fact give rise to entirely different archetypal images. Written by authors specialising in psychology, religion, art, literature and comparative mythology, the rich interplay between these thrilling texts creates a diverse and varied vision of the multiple levels of interpretation. A captivating book through which to explore the richness of the human psyche.