Celestial Symbols: Symbolism in Doctrine, Religious Traditions and Temple Architecture.
Bountiful, Utah: Horizon Publishers 1990. 2nd Printing, Revised Edition. Hardbound 8vo (9.25 inches tall) 206 pages. Bibliography, index. Description: A few black and white illustrations. The publisher's blurb reads: ''Part One deals with the purpose and nature of symbols. It explains what a symbol is, relates ancient uses of symbols, and gives guidance for recognizing and understanding true symbols. Part Two deals with symbols relating to the eternal nature of the universe and God's creations. Part Three deals with symbols concerning man's lifespan on earth, the plan of salvation, and the priesthood on earth and in heaven. Part Four deals with the House of the Lord. Symbols relating to the ceremonies and ordinances of the temple are explained, including the endowment and the manner in which it is used to teach the gospel. The symbols on the exterior walls of the Salt Lake temple are explained. They include the sun, moon, star stones, cornerstones, circles, squares, clasped hands, all-seeing eyes, curtains, clouds, spires, finials, scrolls etc. The whole structure of the temple is designed to symbolize some of the great architectural work above. BINDING/CONDITION: pictorial boards; the first (blank) page is only partially attached, otherwise a Very Good book, with a Good dust jacket. ISBN: 0882903446
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