The Symbols of Life As human beings, we live in a world of symbols. From traffic signs to the very letters that comprise these words, symbols are woven into every aspect of daily life. Since prehistoric times humans have used symbolic representation to communicate with each other and with the divine. In Signs, Symbols and Omens, leading occult authority Raymond Buckland describes the form and meaning of over 800 symbols from ancient and modern religions, magical traditions, and indigenous cultures around the world. Understand the symbols used throughout human history and gain a deeper appreciation for the depth of the human experience and the vast uncharted realm of the collective unconscious. * Alchemy * Ancient Egypt * Astrology * Australian Aborigines * Aztec and Mayan * Buddhist * Celtic * Ceremonial Magic * Chinese * Christian * Freemasonry * Gnostic * Greek and Roman * Hindu * Islam * Judaic * Magical Alphabets * Native American * Norse * Rosicrucian * Runic * Shinto * Sikh * Travelers * Voudoun * Witchcraft * Omens.Buckland, Raymond is the author of 'Signs, Symbols & Omens An Illustrated Guide to Magical & Spiritual Symbolism', published 2003 under ISBN 9780738702346 and ISBN 073870234X.