The Mystic Masseur Symbols & Objects

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Books

Books symbolize knowledge and worldliness. As Ganesh makes a new life for himself in Fuente Grove, he buys and reads many books so as to increase his own knowledge and sense of mastery.

Writing

Writing symbolizes wisdom and power. As Ganesh begins writing his own books, he and others gain a higher regard and respect for Ganesh, elevating him to a higher social status.

Massage

Massage symbolizes healing. Ganesh first becomes interested in massage because he believes he has innate powers to heal people. This eventually translates into his spiritual healing endeavors.

Teaching

Teaching symbolizes failed endeavors. In college, Ganesh studies to be a teacher, but once he enters the field professionally, he quickly becomes disinterested in the profession and quits his position.

101 Questions and Answers on the Hindu Religion

Ganesh’s first book, 101 Questions and Answers on the Hindu Religion, symbolizes the value of perseverance...

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