Introduction by Ann Bedford Ulanov
This book, in the style of a symbol dictionary, is beautifully presented with 101 color photographs of the animals. Each animal is discussed from the point of view of its actual behavior in nature; the animal’s role in mythology and fairy tale is then considered, and, drawing upon this material, each animal’s possible symbolic meanings in dreams are related in a very readable manner. In drawing upon these areas, this book is not only important for specialists such as psychotherapists, but also for the general public in that it crystallizes the value and meaning animals have for human life and psyche.
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