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Every winged being is symbolic of spiritualization. Birds are very frequently used to symbolize human souls, some of the earliest examples being found in the art of ancient Egypt. The bird, according to Jung, is a beneficent animal representing spirits or angels, supernatural aid, thoughts and flights of fancy. Hindu tradition has it that birds represent the higher states of...

“The Goose Girl or die Gänsemagd" In variations, this story can be found in nearly all European countries, as well as on other continents. Mysteries are conveyed in symbols as in Maier files there are plenty. Symbols can be decoded only by those initiated into the state of mind whereby their content becomes obvious, their intentions clear to the enlightened intuition....

The classic symbol of death in western culture, a skull on two crossed thighbones appears on countless tombs and other carvings from the early Middle Ages onward, and became very common after the Black Death of the mid-fourteenth century gave death imagery a prominent place in European culture. Like many elements of medieval symbolism, it survived into modern times, and...