A symbol of the camel and the egg

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A symbol of the camel and the egg

Postby Jakob » Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:23 pm

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Re: A symbol of the camel and the egg

Postby MagsJ » Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:50 pm

...and what does it represent/stand for, pray tell?
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Re: A symbol of the camel and the egg

Postby Jakob » Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:51 am

coberst wrote:"Quickie from Wiki: “The psychologist, Carl Jung, who studied archetypes, proposed an alternative definition of symbol, distinguishing it from the term "sign". In Jung's view, a sign stands for something known, as a word stands for its referent. He contrasted this with symbol, which he used to stand for something that is unknown and that cannot be made clear or precise.”

That's why I posted this: A friend of mine long ago drew this symbol - it is by the above definition a symbol and not a sign, because it does not refer to something specific and explicit, but stands for something which cannot be made clear.
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