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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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Posts Tagged ‘asian culture’

How Dreams Are Used In Chinese Medicine

Posted By admin on November 11th, 2009

We know that somewhere in between dreaming and reality, there’s bound to be a connection somewhere, although all points seem to be leading to dead-ends. To date, there is no existing, hard evidence or explanation on how dreams really work but indeed different cultures got their own views and beliefs on why they exist and how they can help the dreamer improve their way of living.

That’s one thing I like about dreaming. If you take a look and study how experts conclude the dreaming process, it’s always on the bright and positive side of things. If it is viewed as an omen or portent of bad things to come, it is deemed to be taken as a warning so that the dreamer can prepare for it, if not avoid the threatening danger. Because of these, dreams eventually are valued and appreciated, never shunned.

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Ghosts

Posted By admin on August 16th, 2009

http://www.dreamsemantics.com/2009/08/ghosts/

Ghosts are believed to be spirits or souls of dead people who are yet to experience heaven or hell. For reasons unknown, experts believe that these souls stayed behind long after the body is laid to rest and they are unable to move forward to where they must belong now. Experts believed that some of the reasons why lost souls stayed behind are:

·    The dead person might not be aware of his current situation and has been living his life still by doing his everyday routine without interference. This usually happens when the person experienced sudden death for which he was not fully aware. An example of sudden death is when a person died while asleep.
·    Unfinished business can also be a reason why a ghost preferred to stay behind. It was believed that every person has his own mission to do in his lifetime. Not finishing it will only make the soul restless and unable to move on.
·    Strong association to the place or things will hinder a ghost’s ability to move on especially if these are their priceless possessions or if the place played a significant role in their once-lived lives. This explains why ghosts manifest in their old houses or even in places of their deaths.
·    Others believed that some ghosts even refuse to move on since they fear they will meet hell due to wrongdoings they committed while alive.
·    Asian cultures have it that ghosts of loved-ones will manifest if a person is nearing death himself. This belief happens when a dying person is supposedly fetched by his loved-one so the dying person’s soul won’t have to be alone during his journey to after life.

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Horoscope

Posted By admin on June 30th, 2009

http://www.dreamsemantics.com/2009/06/horoscope/

Horoscopes are predictions of our future based on the positions of planets in relation to other astrological manifestations. It is a Greek word meaning “a look at the hours” while in Latin, it means “observer of the hour”. When used in astrology, it pertains to the chart or diagram which represents the position of astrological bodies. On the other hand, due to the nature of which it is used, the term horoscope now refers to as the astrologers’ prediction itself.

The most common form of horoscope we know today is the one which relies on the sun’s placement in accordance to one’s birthdate. Through which, the astrologer’s predictions are generally based on “star signs” for a certain group of people, or at least the closest estimation of which. In general, there are twelve sets which people are grouped together according to their birthdates. These twelve sets correspond to the twelve Zodiac signs we’re all familiar of. Naturally, every person belongs to one sign but there are some who were born in between signs hence they are considered in cusp. When you’re in a cusp, you enjoy a little bit of both signs or so it seems.

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Dream Interpretation- Animals in Dreams

Posted By admin on June 24th, 2009

http://www.dreamsemantics.com/2009/06/dream-interpretation-animals-in-dreams/

When we have animals in our dreams it’s usually about our pets.  However it is not uncommon to dream about an animal that is not your pet or may not even be a pet.  Here are some interpretations for some of the not so common animals we may have seen in our dreams.

Alligator- alligators are said to be symbols of treachery, deceit and hidden instincts.  However alligators can also mean healing powers and qualities.

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Feng Shui

Posted By admin on May 24th, 2009

http://www.dreamsemantics.com/2009/05/feng-shui/

Feng Shui is a traditional Chinese practice prevalent in Asian countries then and now. This Chinese custom is well respected and has followers especially around Chinese communities worldwide. In a person’s point of view, this is creating an arrangement, in and out of the home to make way for good luck and prevent bad luck from coming in. Good qi or good energy flow is encouraged believing that in doing so, it will improve the lives of the dwellers.

Feng Shui is heavily dependent on the Chinese compass for proper placement of your furniture, objects and rooms in the house. The Chinese compass is more or less, similar to a regular compass which directs the person using it to locate North, East, South and West respectively except that, a traditional Chinese compass or a luopan is embedded with formulas needed to conduct Feng Shui. That, aside from other functionalities a loupan has. Feng Shui’s number one goal is to invite good vibes and drive away the bad ones.

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Asian Culture Beliefs

Posted By admin on January 13th, 2009

http://www.dreamsemantics.com/2009/01/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.

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