Archetypes in Mythology: Cadmus And Harmonia Part 2
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Archetypes in Mythology: Cadmus And Harmonia Part 2

The Symbolic Meaning of the Dragon Slayer in Cadmus and Harmonia In part one of the mythology of Cadmus and Harmonia, I explained the psychological goal of our hero is to overcome the father complex.  His visit to the Oracle of Delphi at the Temple of Apollo revealed to us the Creator archetype. In Greek…

How To Use Esoteric Symbolism For Self-Development
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How To Use Esoteric Symbolism For Self-Development

What is your feeling towards ancient myth and esoteric symbolism? Are you curious about the deeper meaning of the symbolism or do you dismiss these ancient stories as fantasy? The truth is that myths can be used to teach us valuable life lessons. When you learn to understand the rich layers of esoteric symbolism, myths…

Is Mindfulness Meditation Dangerous?
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Is Mindfulness Meditation Dangerous?

I recently read an article in Psychology Today in which the mental health professional, Jason N. Linder, PsyD warns about ‘The Danger of Mindfulness.’  Blimey, I didn’t realise things had gotten this bad.  In all fairness to Dr Linder, he is not criticising the practice of mindfulness meditation itself. Nor are his comments sensationalism.  As a matter…

How Does Guilt Become Repressed?
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How Does Guilt Become Repressed?

“The price we pay for our advance in civilization is a loss of happiness through the heightening of the sense of guilt.” ~ Sigmund Freud, Civilization and Its Discontents   A few weeks ago, I documented a true self-development story about healing guilt. As it turns out, I’d not completely healed my subconscious guilt, I’d merely started the…

Superiority Complex: My Ego’s Better Than Your Ego
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Superiority Complex: My Ego’s Better Than Your Ego

A superiority complex is a psychological disorder that bloats your ego. Individuals that display symptoms of a superiority complex have a delusional belief they are better than other people – and have a tendency to think they are more capable of doing something they can’t back up in real life. It’s fair to say that…

Negative Thinking Can Ruin Your Life
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Negative Thinking Can Ruin Your Life

Whilst most people have heard of the placebo effect, its lesser-known opposite, the nocebo effect, or negative thinking, can have damaging effects on your health. Negative thinking is not a sign of depression – it is a natural thought process indoctrinated into our habitual way of thinking. However, negative thinking can drag you into depression….

Psychology’s Shadow Archetypes: Grandstander Bully
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Psychology’s Shadow Archetypes: Grandstander Bully

The Grandstander Bully is a shadow aspect of the Hero archetype initially promulgated by Carl Jung. The eminent psychologist was among the first psychoanalysts to draw comparisons between ancient mythology and the human psyche. Modern psychology has furthered Jung’s initial inquiry and categorised aspects of human nature that relate to the 12 main archetypes and…