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

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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Psyche- Goddess of the Soul


http://www.dreamsemantics.com/2009/02/psyche-goddess-of-the-soul/

Psyche in ancient Greek mythology was Cupid’s (Eros) wife. She was the youngest daughter of the King of Sicily and was the most beautiful woman on the island. Men flocked to her side asking for her hand in marriage. Venus got jealous of her beauty and commanded her son Cupid to make Eros fall in love with the ugliest creature he could find. But even Cupid succumbed to Psyche’s beauty and fell in love with her and married her.

Psyche’s story is the personification of the passion of love. The Greeks believed that the soul or psyche was responsible for behavior. In psychology, the psyche is one’s conception of the self. It encompasses the modern idea of the soul, self and the mind and how these affect the way we think and behave.

Psychologists liken our psyche to Psyche’s tale because like the woman in the story, she desired to be one with the divine (Cupid was a God and she was a mortal). In turn, human beings desire to “harmonize the soul, self and mind”. A troubled psyche may lead to irrational or violent behavior, while a calm mind and self leads to clearer thinking and good behavior.

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