Archetypes in Mythology: Cadmus And Harmonia Part 2
Archetypes | Greek Mythology | Psychology | Self-Development

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
Archetypes | Greek Mythology | Psychology | Self-Development

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…

Woof or Wolf? The Esoteric Meaning of Dog Symbolism
Celtic Symbolism | Egyptian Mythology | Greek Mythology | Self-Development | Shamanic Symbolism

Woof or Wolf? The Esoteric Meaning of Dog Symbolism

Esoteric symbolism can be used as self-healing psychology. In this article, I am going to show you how by explaining the esoteric meaning of dog symbolism. In exoteric accounts – information intended for “the masses” (them asses), you will read “the dog spirit totem” represents alertness, loyalty, companionship and protection. As pets, well-trained dogs are…

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…

What is God? A Definition of “The Creator” In Man
Christian Symbolism | Greek Mythology | Miscellaneous Symbolism

What is God? A Definition of “The Creator” In Man

Are You Living In Heaven Or Hell? The Greek playwright, Euripides wrote: “the mind in each of us is a God.” Buddha said pretty much the same thing in his famous quote, “each of us is a God.” And there are literally hundreds of commentators throughout history that deliver the same message. The French mathematician,…