David Fontana, the author of many books on psychological and spiritual topics, is convinced that symbols and the systems that have grown up around them give expression to our deepest intuitive wisdom. Probing the meaning of them is the adventure at the heart of this enchanting paperback. Symbols abound in myths, stories about gods, rituals, images of humans, art, dreams, alchemy, the kabbalah, astrology, tantra, the tarot, and occult systems. They enhance our lives by showing us all the different ways we can understand ourselves and our world. Fontana's wide-ranging survey of symbols includes colorful illustrations of mandalas, animals, jewels, heaven and hell, and much more. Anyone who was first introduced to this subject by Joseph Campbell will appreciate this fascinating volume.