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DREAMS: sequence images, sounds and feelings experienced when sleeping
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http://www.dreamsemantics.com/2009/02/the-wise-old-man/

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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Eros


http://www.dreamsemantics.com/2009/02/eros/

Eros in Greek mythology is Venus’ son and Psyche’s husband.  Eros and Psyche’s story is an age old tale of love overcoming differences.

It can be remembered that Venus was a vain God.  Psyche had a lot of admirers and so her jealousy of Psyche led her to order her own son to shoot an arrow into Psyche so that she would fall in love with “the ugliest, vilest creature”.  However, even Eros was no match for Psyche’s beauty, because when he leaned forward to look at her, one of his arrows pricked him on his chest and instantly fell in love.

Because Psyche was human and Eros a god, their love had to go through a lot of trials.  However, the both of them were able to overcome their differences.  The tale of Eros and Psyche came to symbolize love’s triumph over all things and Psyche became associated with what our soul desires.

Eros is synonymous to desire, a wanting.  His name is the origin of words like erotic and  erogenous.  And this is no wonder since Eros was also the god of Fertility.  Sigmund Freud said that humans have two instincts, death also called thantos and life, eros.  What better example of life than sex?

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