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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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Archive for April, 2009

Hades- God of the Underworld

Posted By admin on April 30th, 2009

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In some instances, Hades is the name given for the Underworld and the God himself.  He and his siblings, Zeus and Poseidon defeated the Titans and were given the Underworld, Earth and the Sea to rule respectively.

His Roman equivalent is Pluto.  Cerberus, the three headed dog who guards the entrance to his domain and the Helm of Darkness-a helmet which renders the wearer invisible-are most often associated with Hades.  As ruler of the Underworld, Hades is most often depicted as grim and humorless.

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The River Styx

Posted By admin on April 29th, 2009

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In Greek mythology, the River Styx is one of the six rivers that form the boundary between the land of the living and the land of the dead.  The other rivers are called Phlegethon, Acheron, Cocytus, Lethe and Eridanos.  The Styx was guarded by Phlegyas who passed the souls from one side of the river to the other.  Phlegyas is also known as Charon who uses a boat to ferry souls to the Underworld.

Styx is a very popular representation of the Underworld and the afterlife and is usually likened to Christianity’s Hell.  In Dante’s Divine Comedy, Charon plied the river Acheron while Phlegyas skimmed the Styx where it was known as the fifth circle of hell and where sullen and wrathful souls were drowned in a muddy pool of water as punishment for all eternity.

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Aphrodite the Greek Godess of Love and Beauty

Posted By admin on April 28th, 2009

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Aphrodite, or Venus in Roman mythology, was a Greek goddess often associated with love, sex and beauty.  Legends say that she was borne out of the sea when Cronus castrated his father Uranus and threw his genitals to the sea.  And from the aphros (sea foam) rose Aphrodite.  The island where Aphrodite was born was Cyprus.  When she stepped into the shores of the island, flowers and grass began to grow about her.

Aphrodite was said to be the most beautiful of all goddesses.  She is often depicted as young, beautiful and with a perfect body.  Because of her beauty, the gods feared that war would break out between them and so Zeus married her to the smith god Hephaestus.  Aphrodite however was unhappy in her marriage and cheated on her husband with Ares, the Greek god of war and Adonis, who viewed her as a surrogate mother and lover at the same time.

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Dream Interpretation- Sex

Posted By admin on April 23rd, 2009

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Men and women both dream about sex.  Sexual dreams have fascinated psychologists for centuries.  Sigmund Freud, a very well known proponent of Dream Psychology, sees our dreams not only as a road map as to how we really feel but as a symbol of our repressed sexual feelings.

Freud sees containers as representation of the vagina.  A jar, a box or even a room may come to connote the vagina.  A stick on the other hand is an example of a phallic symbol.  Knives, pencils or nail files are representations of the penis.

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Dream Interpretation- Flowers

Posted By admin on April 22nd, 2009

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Flowers are symbols of our spiritual and emotional health.  When dreaming about flowers, pay close attention to what the flower looks like.  Is it healthy and blooming, faded, wilted, does it need water?  Bright and healthy looking flowers mean that our spiritual and emotional needs are met and are being satisfied.  Wilted or faded flowers mean that our soul is thirsting for attention or maybe we need to pay attention to our spiritual or emotional side.

A healthy bunch of flowers mean that there is an abundance in our life.  This abundance may be in our professional, personal or spiritual side.  Dreams about a lot of flowers also connote creativity.  It may mean that you are about to enter a period of creative thoughts and ideas or physical fertility.

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Dream Interpretation- Shoes

Posted By admin on April 21st, 2009

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Dream interpreters have different interpretations when shoes are present in our dreams.  Some interpreters suggest that shoes in dreams mean that we are thinking about our love life.  When dreaming about trying on different pairs of shoes then this probably means that we are unsure bout our partners or the direction our love life is headed.

Did you dream about yourself wearing a weird pair of shoes? This suggest that our inner self is in conflict about the direction of our lives.  Shoes are seen as our means of going from point A to point B so weird pairs of shoes mean that there are unresolved issues regarding where you want your life to lead you.

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Astrology

Posted By admin on April 10th, 2009

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Astrology by definition is the study of positions and movements of astronomical bodies in relation to how it affects all events on Earth; past, present and future. Astrologers believe that celestial bodies directly influence all natural occurrences we experience on Earth, either individually or collectively. Studies are made to help us predict future events that may affect how we conduct our daily living thus we come fully prepared for it.

Someone who practices the art of astrology is then called an astrologist or astrologer. He or she is consulted for forecasts, predictions, birth charts, compatibility and for better understanding of one’s self. An astrologist will derive his readings through time of events such as date and time of birth.

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Talisman

Posted By admin on April 10th, 2009

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The word talisman is derived from the Arabic word talism which means “to initiate into the mysteries”. Talismans are closely related to amulet which is derived from the Latin word amuletum or “an object that protects a person from trouble”. These words are so close– they are synonymous from each other.

Talismans are objects believed to repel bad vibes. It can also protect the person wearing amulets against diseases and evil. Talismans can be in forms of gems, stones, pendants, jewelries, statuettes, and trinkets but mostly, they are necklaces hung around the neck close to the core center of one’s body which in fact, many believe that this is where the powerful natural energy of the human body comes from.

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