Symbols of the Soul
A collection of historic facts, myths, illustrations, poems and stories that strike the heart.
Symbols of the Soul gives insight into the history of Sacred Beasts and the origin of their symbolic power. It also gives us a means to make these symbols relevant to our daily life, by amplifying their meaning in poems, stories quotations and comments. If we had lived a long time ago, we would have understood our place in the universe by relating it to the natural world. Earth and sky would have embodied different aspects of divine energy and would have played a big part in our vision. The aim of this book is to bring back that understanding to the reader.
We are surrounded by symbols, they belong with the elements, are rooted in the memories of man. This inspiring book reminds us of that, deepening our awareness of what is essential Mandy Pannett, Author, Bee Purple, Frost Hollow, and Allotments on the Orbital
Susan Skinner is an author, artist and ecumenical Christian living in the south of England. She belongs to the Association of Christian Writers and the Catholic Guild of Artists
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What makes this book stand out for me is the poetry from the author which informs each sacred animal. The animal symbols are very well described and enhanced by the addition of a set of postcards of original paintings of the sacred beasts by the author. Perhaps one to dip into when one of these animals crosses your path, for reflection, enlightenment and wisdom or simply for the sheer pleasure of its poetry. This is a book for learning, absorbing and understanding symbolic power and how it can improve all our lives. ~ Rosemary Hudson, The Woman Writer
We are surrounded by symbols, they belong with the elements, are rooted in the memories of man. This inspiring book reminds us of that, deepening our awareness of what is essential - the role and value of symbolism in our minds, our spirits and in our everyday lives. Through beautiful art work, poetry, fiction, and a wealth of fascinating references, Susan Skinner guides us into an exploration of our world and our own deep selves. ~ Mandy Pannett, Author