Artemis and Apollo Slay The Children Of Niobe
Archetypes | Greek Mythology | Self-Development

Artemis and Apollo Slay The Children Of Niobe

The myth in which Artemis and Apollo slay the children of Niobe is told in various sources of Greco-Roman mythology. It’s a story of how the unconscious rears up to deflate an over-inflated ego and replace self-defeating subconscious programs with self-knowledge. Sometimes self-knowledge is devastating. “The ego must avoid destruction and overcome —and even redeem…

The Symbolic Meaning of Demeter in Greek Mythology
Archetypes | Greek Mythology

The Symbolic Meaning of Demeter in Greek Mythology

To the ancient Greeks, Demeter was associated with agriculture, a symbol of nurturing, regeneration and fertility. She was subsequently given the title of ‘goddess of the grain’. The symbolic meaning of Demeter aligns with the planting and cultivation of seeds needed to nourish the body, mind and ‘soul’. Seeds and grains are symbols that relate…

How To Develop The Caregiver Archetype
Archetypes | Psychology | Self-Development

How To Develop The Caregiver Archetype

Archetypes represent certain personality types of qualities that need to be developed to become whole. Psychologists recognise 12 main archetypes.  The caregiver archetype is one of the most important archetypes to develop. It should also be one of the first, but sadly, is often neglected through social conditioning.  People that have a dominant caregiver archetype…

The Role of Archetypes and Complexes
Anxiety | Archetypes | Mental Health | Psychology | Self-Development

The Role of Archetypes and Complexes

Archetypes and complexes sit at the core of Jungian psychology. To truly understand yourself, it is my opinion, that you need to know how to recognise archetypal energies and determine their role in the emergence of complexes.  No one has done more for the development of archetypes as a psychological tool than Carl Jung. The…

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…

Archetypes in Mythology: Cadmus And Harmonia Part 1
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Archetypes in Mythology: Cadmus And Harmonia Part 1

Understanding how archetypes in mythology relate to human behaviour is a valuable resource for self-development. Esoteric symbolism reveals how the body-mind connection works. Yet, for the most part, the psychological and biological components of ancient mythology are overlooked. As a matter of fact, had it not been for psychologists such as Herbert Silberer, James Hillman,…

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…

Healing Guilt: True Self-Development Story 
Archetypes | Self-Development

Healing Guilt: True Self-Development Story 

Repressed emotions can be highly destructive. Among the most potent is guilt. Guilt is typically thought to surface when you feel shame for something you have done. Shame and guilt are two different emotions but often go hand-in-hand.  You may also feel guilty for:  things outside of your control that were not your fault something…