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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 ‘parapsychology’

Shakespeare and Dreams

Posted By admin on September 6th, 2009

http://www.dreamsemantics.com/2009/09/shakespeare-and-dreams/

Upon closer look to his very wide collection of literary works, it is easy to see how Shakespeare was drawn to dreams and supernatural occurrences, enough to influence his masterpieces. It is common for a Shakespeare character to dream of an impending doom or for it to adapt an archetype even if the word itself wasn’t even born yet. Many scholars who studied his literary works even thought that Shakespeare’s characters may even be the basis of all psychoanalytic studies later on—particularly that of Freud’s.

Critics believed that Shakespeare had unwittingly introduced the concept of dream theories most psychoanalysts use today and eventually, changed the way we see dreams in general. Shakespeare had been vocal eversince about his belief that dreams are portent of the future as evident in his dream quotes as well. Some of his most popular pieces are marked by dreams prior to major turn of events but what really embodied his belief are the dream-like settings he so fondly used for most of his masterpieces, one of which being the play “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” where the absurd, magical world of faeries was brought to life. Moreover, dreams and visions played a big part in the play Macbeth as almost every action made by its characters was based on their perception while asleep.

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Out-of-body Experience

Posted By admin on July 22nd, 2009

http://www.dreamsemantics.com/2009/07/out-of-body-experience/

Out-of-Body experience or OBE is best described as a sensation in which a person most likely feels going out of his own physical body and observing it from afar. This experience is also referred to as astral projection wherein it was said that one could travel from one place to another without moving the physical body. To better understand out-of-body experience, it is when the soul leaves the body for some time, intentionally and otherwise.

Out-of-body experiences can occur under many different circumstances. Some reported cases were brought forward claiming that OBE can be achieved during deep sleep or in altered state of mind such as under the influence of a drug. Furthermore, cases of OBE were reported alongside NDE or near-death experiences which often go hand-in-hand. Others have already mastered the ability to induce OBE when they want to.

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Near-Death Experience

Posted By admin on July 4th, 2009

http://www.dreamsemantics.com/2009/07/near-death-experience/

There is no proven scientific basis for NDE or near-death experience; in fact, the term was even included in most skeptic dictionaries in and out of the internet but still many people swear by it, insisting that NDE is true and they did experience it first-hand.

People who claim to have experienced this phenomenon vary widely in recollection. Some may even recall seeing a bright light that’s very far from where they stood while some saw their whole life being replayed before them–right from the day they were born up to the last scene they saw prior to NDE. Almost half of those who experienced NDE also went through OBE or out-of-body experience wherein they saw their own bodies being operated on or surrounded by doctors in attempt to revive their consciousness. These experiences were reported by those who have nearly died or actually stopped breathing for some time only to come back to life afterwards.

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