• The Worlds Eye

The Worlds Eye

The Worlds Eye

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  • Author
    Albert M Potts
  • Publisher
    University Press Of Kentucky
  • Publication date
    21 October 2021

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Book Detail

  • Book Title

    The Worlds Eye

  • Author

    Albert M Potts

  • Date Published

    21 October 2021

  • Publisher

    University Press Of Kentucky

  • Pages

    104 pages

  • ISBN

    9780813184982

Book Description

Greek vases and Peruvian bottles, Chinese bronzes and African masks, Tel Brak idols and Egyptian tomb paintings—artifacts ancient and modern reveal man's universal fascination with the eye and his awe before its mysterious powers. In this wide-ranging and richly illustrated essay Albert M. Potts considers the special properties the human mind has ascribed to the eye over the millenia and seeks out its peculiar significance as symbol.

Amulets against the Evil Eye persist today in nearly every part of the world. Almost as pervasive is the conception of the Good Eye, itself used as a protective amulet. The Eye of Horus, for example, was one of the holiest symbols of the ancient Egyptian religion, and its descendants can still be found in the Mediterranean basin. Using artifacts and texts, the folklore of our own times, and aspects of the unconscious revealed by Jungian psychology, Potts reveals the diverse forms and meanings of this powerful symbol.

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