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DREAMS: sequence images, sounds and feelings experienced when sleeping
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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 ‘literature’

Dreams and Literature

Posted By admin on November 13th, 2009

It was said that great compositions come from great, imaginative minds. True enough, poets, story tellers and even musicians almost always pick up an idea or two to create magnificent compositions in their dreams. In fact, some claim to have written a whole masterpiece just by vivid dreaming.

It’s a known fact that the imaginative ability of one’s mind comes from the subconscious side of the brain. It’s the side where everyday important and trivial activities are conceived and catalogued accordingly. Your deepest desires are locked and guarded in the subconscious mind as well while the conscious mind holds the key. Meanwhile, dreaming gives the opportunity for the subconscious mind to unleash and reveal itself to heart’s content. This must be the reason why imagination flies high while in dreaming state.

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The Trickster or Fox

Posted By admin on February 23rd, 2009

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The trickster is an example of a Jungian archetype.  This archetype is characterized by his wit and charm as his main defense in getting out of situations.  The trickster in mythology, religion and folklore can be a god, animal, human who plays tricks and ignores rules.

The trickster breaks the rules, sometimes unconsciously but with ultimately positive effects.  When they break the rules it is usually in the form of tricks or thievery.  They are cunning or foolish and sometimes both.

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The Wise Old Man

Posted By admin on February 23rd, 2009

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 “student” who he could become, thereby taking the role of “mentor”.

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