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9780785841425

The Secrets of the Universe in 100 Symbols

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  • ISBN13:

    9780785841425

  • ISBN10:

    0785841423

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2022-08-23
  • Publisher: Chartwell Books

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With this beautifully illustrated compendium, explore 100 diverse arcane tools and writings said to hold the key to the mysteries of the universe.

Symbols carry weight and significance. Over time, they grow as different cultures attribute new meanings to old signs. Did you know that the swastika, widely known now to be the key symbol for Hitler’s Nazi party, used to be a Buddhist symbol for success? 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 analyzed 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 queens. 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, highlighting how to decode their signs and symbols.

Author Biography

Sarah Bartlett (D.Psych Astrol) is the author of international best-selling books such as The Tarot BibleThe Little Book of Practical Magic, The Witch’s Spellbook, and National Geographic’s Guide to Supernatural Places. She is a contributing astrologer to media outlets such as Cosmopolitan, She, Spirit & Destiny,the London Evening Standard, and BBC Radio 2. Sarah practices tarot, natural magic, astrology, and other esoteric arts.

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