By J. E. Cirlot
People, it's stated, are symbolizing animals. At each degree of civilization, humans have trusted symbolic expression, and advances in technological know-how and expertise have merely elevated our dependence on symbols. The language of symbols is taken into account a technology, and this informative quantity bargains an critical software within the research of symbology. it may be used as a reference or just browsed for excitement. lots of its entries — these on structure, mandala, numbers, serpent, water, and zodiac, for instance — will be learn as self reliant essays. The power of symbology hasn't ever been higher: a vital a part of the traditional arts of the Orient and of the Western medieval traditions, symbolism underwent a 20th-century revival with the examine of the subconscious, either without delay within the box of goals, visions, and psychoanalysis, and ultimately in artwork and poetry. a large viewers awaits the help of this dictionary in elucidating the symbolic worlds encountered in either the humanities and the background of rules.
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But every once in a while after that, someone would tell me that the bed had lifted off the ground. I never believed it, until an older couple from Texas stayed with us for three nights. They didn’t know anything about the ghosts, and we didn’t tell them. He was a diabetic, so they kept his insulin in our refrigerator, and we got to know them. The third morning, she came down and told us that the bed lifted up off the floor in the middle of the night. “*^$,” I thought to myself. It was probably my last year at the plantation when it finally happened to me.
Several years later, a new family bought the house. Robert had a new playmate! Their ten-year-old daughter became Robert’s next target. She claims that Robert tortured her. Even today, in her forties, she is tormented by memories of Robert and his sadistic powers. She refuses to talk about the unspeakable horrors she was forced to endure. Eventually the satanic doll was removed and placed in the East Martello Museum. But the attic of Artist House was not freed of its ghostly presence. Soon after the doll’s departure, the ghost of Gene’s wife, Anne, took up residence, standing guard against the return of Robert’s evil spirit!
The doll was made by a servant girl who had been abused by the Otto family. It’s said that she put a curse on the doll, 36 G H O S T LY ENCOUNTERS invoking a series of rituals as she created him. She dressed him in a child’s crisp white sailor’s suit and gave him to Gene, who named the doll Robert. From the moment he received the doll, Gene’s life began to change—and not for the better. He began to experience a never-ending series of misfortunes. Robert was always to blame, and many people who knew the family agreed that the malicious doll was indeed responsible for a host of evil deeds.