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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 ‘Hinduism’

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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Knowing Your Chakras

Posted By admin on November 1st, 2009

Experts say that when your body’s chakras are well-balanced, you are leading a healthy life. In India, chakras are believed to be your body’s energy centers in which all seven should be properly nourished to attain higher level of consciousness. These seven chakras encompass the whole spine in which each chakra is the focal point that transmits, influence and govern energy to various parts of the body. Primarily, chakras are used in traditional Indian medicine but it was also believed to be a contributing factor when dreaming.

When imbalances occur between chakras, the feeling of discomfort and discontentment are instantly present within the person. It was said that when the chakra governing your heart is weak, the person may feel alone and heartbroken without any apparent reason. The same way as it can manifest in his or her dreams in which the chakra is conveying what should be done immediately. In New Age practices, colors represent each of the seven chakras.

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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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Reincarnation

Posted By admin on August 1st, 2009

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

Reincarnation is a popular belief that when the physical body of the person dies, its soul will still stay the same but would be reborn to another physical body to live yet another lifetime. This cycle just goes on and on as one lifetime expires and another one begins. Reincarnation has been prevalent among Indian or Hindu culture then and now. Since it was adapted by various sectors and branches of religion, it also underwent slight variations from one another. Fortunately, the essence of reincarnation stayed pretty much the same as the original form.

The idea of reincarnation has been around for quite some time now. Its presence can be traced as far as ancient times when beliefs were just forming and people were seeking for something to believe in. Even the concept of rebirth is acknowledged by Buddhists although not reincarnation as a whole.

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Healing Dreams

Posted By admin on February 12th, 2009

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

Healing Dreams are just what the phrase connotes.  Dream Psychologists say that these types of dreams are the mind’s way of communicating to the body that it needs healing.  The origin of this type of dream dates back to Ancient Greece when sick persons spent the night in the temple of Aeslepius, the healing God.  If the Gods chose to intercede, dreams were sent to the patient via the God Hypnos (God of Sleep).  The dreams are then interpreted by a therapute (where the word therapist came from) and then a diagnosis is made.

The practice of interpreting healing dreams is not limited to the Ancient Greeks.  The Chinese and the Hindus also believe that dreams contain messages regarding our health.  The Chinese have identified certain symbols in dreams which they say identify which part of the body needs healing.   A bad dream generally means serious diseases or illnesses and normal dreams connote good health or recovery.

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