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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 ‘Christianity’

Venomous Wisdom: Snakes in Dream Psychology

Posted By admin on March 19th, 2010

In most cultures, a snake is one of the most dreaded creatures in both waking life and in dreams. However, in some traditions, like Hinduism, it is considered divine and is worshiped. Yet other cultures, like the Chinese, associate snakes with wisdom and transformation. Dream psychology, accordingly, interprets the appearance of snakes in dreams differently, according to the culture, traditions, and/or symbolic meanings of subconscious forces.

In western (Judeo-Christian-Islamic) traditions, snake is generally a symbol of evil or Satan – an enemy of mankind. This also holds for dreaming of a snake, though dream interpretations vary according to the actual dreaming sequence or the dreamer’s role in relation to the snake. Watching a snake chasing you would mean an enemy machinating against you, in real life, possibly for inflicting bodily harm. Many snakes together, in a group or pit, indicate bad luck in professional and/or personal life. Similarly, if a dreamer sees him/herself killing a threatening snake, it points to victory or dominance over the enemy or adversary in real life.

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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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Angel Therapy

Posted By admin on August 4th, 2009

http://www.dreamsemantics.com/2009/08/angel-therapy/

Angels are believed to be messengers of God. Time and again they’re sent to Earth when God needs something to be done by a mortal. They also come when they need to rely messages from God and guide that person to stay on the right path as well. They are God’s right hand, His bodyguard and His overall assistant.

According to the Holy Bible, an angel manifested before Mary, the mother of God’s Son Jesus, to notify her of an anticipated pregnancy even if she’s a virgin. All throughout the history, angels are known to exist in various religions from Islam to Hinduism. Of course, each religion has their own views regarding the existence and value of an angel and how they affect our lives. On the other hand, old wives’ tale has it that angels are assigned each time a baby is born. They’re sent to keep the baby safe and secure until he can fully do things on his own. These angels are then called as our guardian angels.

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Demons

Posted By admin on June 8th, 2009

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

Demons are the exact opposite of angels and they are usually present in religion, folklore and mythology. They are supernatural beings and they are generally described as deceiving, malevolent spirits.

In Greek mythology, demons are used and applied referring to a God or Goddess but generally, it was referred to as a force or spirit that comes between gods and human. Overtime, it gathered negative connotations and therefore settled to becoming associated with devils and the likes. Both demons and devils are considered as evil spirits and fallen angels of God and they are usually mistaken for one another although they are quite different in meaning and definition.

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Prophetic Dreams

Posted By admin on February 12th, 2009

http://www.dreamsemantics.com/2009/02/prophetic-dreams/

Prophetic Dreams are dreams which are said to foretell the future.  Dream Psychologists say that all of us have an “antenna” which warns us about future events.  We can either “tune out” this antenna or listen to it.

There are countless accounts of people who have had prophetic dreams.  Indeed even during early Christian times, God communicated to His people by ways of dreams.  These prophesies are well documented in the bible.  Both Queen Maya dreamed that she would become the mother of Buddha and Mary dreamed that she would become the mother of Christ.

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I Believe In Angels

Posted By admin on February 10th, 2009

http://www.dreamsemantics.com/2009/02/i-believe-in-angels/

Do you believe in angels? I do. Angels have very powerful impact on us humans. Different religions may have their own beliefs and gods but they all believe that angels do exist. With Christianity, Judaism and Islam, angels are considered messengers of God and they are highly regarded. Other cultures believe that angels are God’s warrior and for kids, they are simply “guardian angels”, their best friend.

The simplest, most sensible explanation for angels is that they are spiritual beings created by God to serve Him. They deliver His messages and watch over us round the clock. They don’t interfere with our free will, they just let us be. In times when we are straying from our Earth’s purpose, they will call on us and will get us back on track. This is because one wrong action from us will greatly affect other people’s lives, no matter how small it seemed.

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