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Publisher:  OakChylde Books/Lulu Press ISBN-10:  1105355608 Type: 
Pages: 

88

Copyright:  Jan 1, 2012 ISBN-13:  9781105355608
Non-Fiction

A visitors guide to the ancient symbols and images which adorn the buildings of California's capital, Sacramento. (For residents too!)Available in paperback and in Kindle editions on Amazon.com.

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Sacramento. Capital of California and home to a half million people and hundreds of symbols and images from an ancient past. These are the same symbols that have been part of the framework of the human psyche for thousands of years. While contemporary man of the 21st century may think that they are simply decorative manifestations of a by-gone era, they represent so much more. They represent the fears, dreams, ideas, beliefs and struggles that humankind has endured since we began to walk upright. This book will survey many of the icons that still reside alongside modern man in Sacramento and will present them in a broader context both in the context of ancient history and folklore as well as a meaning that is suitable for our contemporary times. The locations of these images are also given so that the reader may seek them out at leisure. Gary R. Varner has authored numerous books on symbolism, folklore, mythology and Native American culture.     





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Reader Reviews for "Hidden in Plain Sight - Sacramento"

Reviewed by Patricia Della-Piana 1/5/2012
Very Nice! I hope to see sequels covering other cities, done in the same way. :)


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