Course 9—Lecture

LitCourse 9
How to Read: Symbol
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Symbols—conventional

Notice how flower symbolism alters with context. Symbols are fluid, not static: their meanings may change with time, situation, culture or geography.

Serpent wisdom in ancient cultures
sin in Judeo-Christian culture
White purity in Western cultures
purity in Eastern cultures
Dragon evil in medieval Europe
good luck in China

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