After studying for an art degree at Middlesex University, Sarah Bartlett went on to become a consultant astrologer, acquiring the Diploma in Psychological Astrology, an in-depth three-year professional training program that cross-fertilizes the fields of astrology, mythology, and humanistic and transpersonal psychology. She is the author of twenty nonfiction books, including the best-selling Mythology Bible and A Brief History of Angels and Demons.
The Secrets of the Universe in 100 Symbols
From 17,000-year-old shamanic cave paintings at Lascaux, France, to the ancient Egyptian mysteries of Isis and the strange runic inscriptions of the Vikings, the desire to harness these unseen magical powers has inspired, baffled, and seduced people everywhere. The Secrets of the Universe in 100 Symbols brings to light the secrets and intrigues that surround each mysterious object and the beliefs of the people who used them, and highlights how to decode their signs and symbols.
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 242 x 182 mm | 256 Pages |
Since the dawn of civilization, humans have felt compelled to engage with, understand, and control the universe. From 17,000-year-old shamanic cave paintings at Lascaux, France, to the ancient Egyptian mysteries of Isis and the strange runic inscriptions of the Vikings, the desire to harness these unseen magical powers has inspired, baffled, and seduced people everywhere.
Organized thematically into four chapters—The Natural World, The Divine World, Signs and Systems, and The Mystic World—The Secrets of the Universe in 100 Symbols is a beautifully illustrated compendium of 100 diverse arcane objects, emblems, and icons that provide insight into and understanding of the mysteries of the universe. From the Aztec Calendar Stone and the Spear of Destiny to magic circles and Navaho sand paintings, each relic, representation, and code is presented and analyzed in detail to reveal the beliefs and practices of past civilizations. Astrologist Sarah Bartlett also explores what signs and symbols disclose about the deities worshipped by our ancestors, from creator gods and mother goddesses to Norse, Inca, and Hindu gods. Engaging and informative text brings to light the secrets and intrigues that surround each mysterious object and the beliefs of the people who used them, and highlights how to decode their signs and symbols.
Healthy and Heartwise, October 2015
“From the evil eye, swastikas and dragons to the Fibonacci fractals, the author decodes what each means, and their intriguing potential to help make sense of our own lives”
The West Australian, July 2015
“a rich anthropological smorgasbord. As much as it is informative”
Cosmopolitan, July 2015
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Wellbeing Review, June 2015
“A wonderful, engaging read for the curious”
Good Reading, May 2015
“a fascinating tour of how humans have expressed themselves”
Weekend Australian, May 2015
”Uniquely conceived and well-illustrated”
The Daily Telegraph, May 2015
“This beautifully illustrated book introduces the reader to many of the most commonly used symbols across different cultures”
Ladies in Racing, May 2015
“Clearly explains the language and meaning of all the symbols that have mattered to us over time”
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