The Symbolism of the Tarot by P.D. Ouspensky

The Symbolism of the Tarot: Philosophy of Occultism in Pictures and Numbers by P.D. Ouspensky
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Overview: No study of occult philosophy is possible without an acquaintance with symbolism, for if the words occultism and symbolism are correctly used, they mean almost one and the same thing. Symbolism cannot be learned as one learns to build bridges or speak a foreign language, and for the interpretation of symbols a special cast of mind is necessary; in addition to knowledge, special faculties, the power of creative thought and a developed imagination are required. One who understands the use of symbolism in the arts, knows, in a general way, what is meant by occult symbolism. But even then a special training of the mind is necessary, in order to comprehend the "language of the Initiates", and to express in this language the intuitions as they arise. There are many methods for developing the "sense of symbols" in those who are striving to understand the hidden forces of Nature and Man, and for teaching the fundamental principles as well as the elements of the esoteric language. The most synthetic, and one of the most interesting
of these methods, is the Tarot.
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Freud, Psychoanalysis and Symbolism by Agnes Petocz

Freud, Psychoanalysis and Symbolism by Agnes Petocz
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Overview: Freud, Psychoanalysis and Symbolism offers an innovative general theory of symbolism, derived from Freud’s psychoanalytic theory and relocated within mainstream scientific psychology. This is a systematic investigation of the development of Freud’s treatment of symbolism throughout his published works, and it discovers in those writings a broad theory that is far superior to the narrow but widely accepted "official" view. Agnes Petocz argues that the treatment of symbolism must begin with the identification and clarification of a set of logical constraints and psychological requirements that any general theory of symbolism must respect, and that these requirements have been neglected. Her newly proposed "Freudian broad" theory of symbolism, by contrast, does meet these requirements.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Psychoanalysis

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