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dialogue of the psyche
DREAMS: sequence images, sounds and feelings experienced when sleeping
SEMANTICS: linguistics. the study of meaning.

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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 [...]

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Archive for February, 2009

Innocence

Posted By admin on February 28th, 2009

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Cars honking, people chattering, busy streets for as miles as he can see. He stands, stunned with what is before his very eyes. “Where am I? What am I doing here?” He pondered and felt as though as he is lost in an unfamiliar place. He walks into an extremely tall building afraid and feels like he has just vanished from the very bed he slept in. As he approached a tall dark desk, which sat a man whom had brown and blondish hair, dressed in uniform, and greeted the young boy with a crooked smile this unknown man said, “Are you lost kiddo?” The child seemed speechless, still confused at where he is, and how he arrived in this strange place. The boy then answered and said “Yes sir, I am lost…where am I”. The tall gentlemen beyond the desk immediately answered with a bright smile saying, “You are in New York City within the South Tower World Trade Center, this majestic piece of art has 110 floors, and is one of the tallest buildings known to man”.

The boy wondered how he became to be in the lobby of a building in New York City. As he glanced at the clock which read 8:30 a.m. the man behind the desk said, “Do you need help with anything?” The boy appeared speechless, confused, and held back his tears of fear, the child then stuttered an answer saying, “Where is the restroom?” The man then replied back saying “up stairs to left”. The young child walked to what he saw as moving stairs, which seemed to confuse him even more. As he got on the moving stairs arriving to the top, he walked to men’s restroom, went into a stall, sat in the corner and cried.

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What is Mysticism?

Posted By admin on February 24th, 2009

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Mysticism comes from the Greek word “mystikos” meaning to conceal.  Mysticism is the pursuit of a higher level of devotion or meaning to the ordinary allegorical interpretations of religious practices.  Mysticism can be found not only in a lot of religions but also in psychic activities or paranormal activities.  “Mystikos” is the origin of the word mystery or mysterious.

The term mysticism is used to denote beliefs or practices which go beyond the mainstream by seeking inner esoteric means of the conventional.  Kabbalah for example is a mystic form of Judaism which seeks to amplify and seek the hidden meaning of the scriptures in the Torah.

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Freud’s Levels of Consciousness

Posted By admin on February 24th, 2009

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Austrian Psychiatrist Sigmund Freud had earlier developed the three levels of consciousness.  These are the conscious, pre-conscious and the unconscious.  He used this levels to better explain a person’s psyche or that which influences the way a person thinks, behaves and personality.

The conscious deals with everyday functions like our feelings, memories or fantasies at any particular moment.  The conscious is what we use when we are fully alert and aware of everything that is around us.

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Freud’s Division of the Psyche

Posted By admin on February 24th, 2009

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Freud had initially divided our psyche into the conscious, pre-conscious and unconscious.  And although this division had helped explain a lot of psychological behavior, he abandoned the old topographical model and developed a new one: the id, ego and super-ego.

Freud still maintained that the different levels of the mind operated at the different consciousness levels, he found that the new division better explained how the mind works.

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Dogs in dreams. What is man’s best friend symbolizing in your dreams.

Posted By admin on February 24th, 2009

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There are several interpretations as to having dogs in our dreams.  However, there seems to be a common theme and that is: loyalty.

Dogs are man’s best friend.  They are companions, usually friendly and fiercely loyal to their masters.  Having a dog in your dreams generally mean your friends.

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Mystified

Posted By admin on February 23rd, 2009

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He sits on the edge of his bed, looking outside the window; puzzled at what he sees. The moon appeared so close, like a person in the room. It was a beautiful bright color of white and gray, rounded in perfection. He grew shocked to discover there is a person standing upon the moon.

After minutes of passing time goes by, this figure standing on the moon speaks and says “Billy”. The young man then becomes aware of the familiar voice. It was his father! Billy then asked, “Why are you on the moon dad? Will you be home from work soon?” Billy’s father stood heartbroken at those very words. He didn’t know what words to say to his young child, eyes filled with such innocence sitting upon his bed awaiting an answer.

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The Hero

Posted By admin on February 23rd, 2009

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The hero is an archetype of a person who despite trials and tribulations perseveres and triumph through them.  They display courage and self-sacrifice for a greater good.  In Greek Mythology, heroes like Heracles, Achilles and Perseus played an important part of Greek religion.

The hero symbolizes in us the need for triumph and glory in the face of life’s challenges and difficulties.  Most often, these trials and difficulties are problems which seem insurmountable or too overwhelming.  This archetype inspires us to continue and to persist.

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The Trickster or Fox

Posted By admin on February 23rd, 2009

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The trickster is an example of a Jungian archetype.  This archetype is characterized by his wit and charm as his main defense in getting out of situations.  The trickster in mythology, religion and folklore can be a god, animal, human who plays tricks and ignores rules.

The trickster breaks the rules, sometimes unconsciously but with ultimately positive effects.  When they break the rules it is usually in the form of tricks or thievery.  They are cunning or foolish and sometimes both.

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The Wise Old Man

Posted By admin on February 23rd, 2009

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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 “student” who he could become, thereby taking the role of “mentor”.

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The Great Mother

Posted By admin on February 23rd, 2009

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Carl Jung defines the Great Mother as a significant archetype of an energy-laden image we hold in our psyche, as our mother being our first experience in this world when we were in her womb.  It was through her that we experienced or first sounds, it was her breasts where we first got nourishment, her arms that first held us, and her voice that sung us to sleep.

Jung said our experiences with our mothers are our first formative ones.  Later on these experiences will manifest itself on how we treat other women, other people in general, life as a whole and to some extent, our own bodies.

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