This archetype was described as Carl Jung as a person with great judgment and wisdom. The wise old man is sometimes referred to as the Sage. This archetype is characterized by being old, bearded, father-figure type who uses his great personal knowledge of the world and offer guidance through stories and may impress upon his [...]
Asian Culture Beliefs
Dreams and the meaning of dreams have been debated about for centuries. Some say that dreams are merely a replay of our experiences during the day. While others insist that dreams have hidden meanings that need to be interpreted.
All of us experience dreams. These occur during the R.E.M (rapid eye movement) part of our sleep. These last for a few seconds wherein our brains are awake and not really awake. Because of this, there are some parts that we can vividly recall and some we forget.
The meanings behind dreams vary from culture to culture. In the Philippines for example, it is considered unlucky when you dream about your teeth falling off. This is said to be a sign that some one close to you will die. When your dreams feature snakes or a snake striking you, they say that someone is jealous of you. And when you dream about dead ancestors warning you, you should heed these as omens of impending disasters.
An American dream dictionary on the other hand states that a snake striking means someone is plotting against you, and that killing it means victory. The Chinese on the other hand, see the snake as a sign of good luck and good fortune.
Whatever the meaning of dreams are, it should be noted that most of us dream about things that we think about often or those that bother us. They may have meanings or they may simply symbolize thing we long for or want. So maybe we should pay attention to our dreams because they may tell us how we truly feel about something or someone.