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What keeps you in the cave? Archetype of the Zombie

What keeps you in the cave? Archetype of the Zombie | Archetypes-Dreamwork-Spirituality | Scoop.it

The Zombie, which is only increasing its popularity in films, comic books, and classic novel mash-ups, is an image that hardly needs an introduction.  They are dead people returned from the grave, wandering around the land, and groaning after the living.  Side-stepping the gory details, the classic Zombie is easy to recognize:   Insatiable hunger, a monotonously numbing routine, and a lack of individual choice are three primary characteristics of this pattern.  Any act, from voracious spending to pursuing increasing amounts of attention, qualifies as long as what you gain is never enough.

 

This is not consuming for sustenance, but as a temporary fulfillment, stilling any discontent and numbing you to the... (click title for more)


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I have experienced zombies in my dreams. They often represent that part of me that is related to how I avoid feeling, how I avoid being in relationship. Mindless, numb, insatiable hunger for <insert your favorite flavor of human flesh>. It can represent a type of dissociation that maybe be prevalent as a version of bardo that keeps us from our higher selves and our connection to the Divine.

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Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams

Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams | Archetypes-Dreamwork-Spirituality | Scoop.it
Unfolding in a series of mythic vignettes, this late work by Akira Kurosawa brings eight of the beloved director’s own nighttime visions, informed by tales from Japanese folklore, to cinematic life.
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Oneiromancy and Dream Predictions from Ancient Mesopotamia

Oneiromancy and Dream Predictions from Ancient Mesopotamia | Archetypes-Dreamwork-Spirituality | Scoop.it
Oneiromancy is a form of divination in which dreams are interpreted in order to predict the future. This form of divination was practiced in many parts of the world, including the ancient civilizations that were based in the region of Mesopotamia, and
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7 Steps To Understanding What Your Dreams Reveal About Your Deep Psyche

7 Steps To Understanding What Your Dreams Reveal About Your Deep Psyche | Archetypes-Dreamwork-Spirituality | Scoop.it
Jungian Analysis is far more than dream interpretation. Many people believe that dreams offer insight into our inner selves that we may otherwise be unaware
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The Unique Worldview and Dream Life of the Amazon’s Achuar People

The Unique Worldview and Dream Life of the Amazon’s Achuar People | Archetypes-Dreamwork-Spirituality | Scoop.it
On a nightly basis during dreaming, and also during visions, the soul departs the body and enters a multiverse where anything is possible and anything can be learned.
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Each day the Achuar rise somewhere between 3 and 4 a.m., gathering in family units around a communal fire. There they consume a special wayús tea, guzzling three or four gourds’ worth of the warm liquid and then promptly vomiting it up. This is done as a kind of purge intended to cleanse a person of any negative energy. It also provides focus for the critical interpretation phase of the ritual, which comes as they take turns telling each other what they remember of their dreams. The Achuar believe that dreams contain fragments of important messages from spirit elders or the powerful spirit of the rainforest known as the “Arutam” that sometimes manifests as a panther or boa.
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The power of dreams

The power of dreams | Archetypes-Dreamwork-Spirituality | Scoop.it
The modern West tends to dismiss them, perhaps missing a lesson from the ancients | Professor Kimberley C. Patton suggests dreams are “a language of enigmatic parable” that Western culture generally prefers to dismiss. “There’s a devaluation of dreams in the West,” said Patton, something the ancients would have found incomprehensible.
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Call of The Wild in Dream by Laura M. Smith - The Global Question

Call of The Wild in Dream by Laura M. Smith - The Global Question | Archetypes-Dreamwork-Spirituality | Scoop.it
Attend to your dreams! Consort with them! The archetypal energy carried by wild animals in dreams, shamanic journeys, and other forms of vision work carry specific knowledge designed to bring us back into relationship with the primalcy lost to our worldly outer life. This call of the wild speaks our longing to return to the simple truth of the soul and our wild heart selves.
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Thrilled and honored to have some of my dream inspired paintings featured on the The Global Question...an amazing venture into understanding our existential dilemmas through depth psychology and elements of mythic imagination.
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Are You in Despair? That’s Good

Are You in Despair? That’s Good | Archetypes-Dreamwork-Spirituality | Scoop.it
People who have more nuanced views of their emotions — indignation versus general misery, say — are healthier, studies find.
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Great article delving into the concept of "emotional granularity". Dreams can open us to a larger spectrum of feelings and emotions through the images, symbols and the felt experiences bound in dream moments. There is a richness and nuance of feelings that may be explored within the rich dreamscape of our psyche. www.archetypaldreamworks.com
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The Dreaming | australia.gov.au

The Dreaming | australia.gov.au | Archetypes-Dreamwork-Spirituality | Scoop.it
Entry point for all Australian Commonwealth Government authorised information and services.
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Depth Psychology of Art

Depth Psychology of Art | Archetypes-Dreamwork-Spirituality | Scoop.it
The transformative powers of artistic expression are found in diving into the depths as well as the reflections of its surfaces. 

In this time of activity-driven approaches, interventions and evidence-based protocols, how do we help individuals not only find reparation, but also find wellness through exploring the deeper terrain within the human experience? 

According to Shaun McNiff, the arts are one pathway and the media of depth psychology. His seminal book, Depth Psychology of Art, written nearly thirty years ago, reminds us that art making is not only a manifestation of the psyche, it is also "a deep and psychologically intelligent process" that occurs with spontaneity and surprisingly transformative outcomes. 

And paradoxically, as McNiff notes, depth is also on the surface of creation, a more immediate reflection of what is... (Click title for more)

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When I began painting images that came from my dreams, I experience a kind of solitude that I hadn't known and deep gratitude and joy in the creative adventure that had previously been unexplored. I encourage dreamers I work with, if they feel called to do so, to work with dream images in this way...to open them more fully, to be with themselves and the image, to explore the feelings, colors, textures of the dream...to let the dream work its alchemy as we bring the depths of ourselves to the surface.
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The Trippy State Between Wakefulness and Sleep

The Trippy State Between Wakefulness and Sleep | Archetypes-Dreamwork-Spirituality | Scoop.it
And how it can help solve the mystery of human consciousness.
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"...when we enter sleep, the brain steadily dismantles the models and concepts we use to interpret the world, leading to moments of experience unconstrained by our usual mental filters."
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The Day Dostoyevsky Discovered the Meaning of Life in a Dream

The Day Dostoyevsky Discovered the Meaning of Life in a Dream | Archetypes-Dreamwork-Spirituality | Scoop.it
"And it is so simple... You will instantly find how to live."
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Why Psychotherapists, Coaches, Counselors, and Healers of All Kinds Need Depth

Why Psychotherapists, Coaches, Counselors, and Healers of All Kinds Need Depth | Archetypes-Dreamwork-Spirituality | Scoop.it

“So much of human suffering is very intimately tied up with non-conscious levels that it’s hard to imagine we could ameliorate symptoms without a depth perspective.” We tend to live in a split world, where we keep a part of ourselves hidden from view."

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Great article on the importance of "depth" work. Working with your dreams falls squarely with the boundaries of depth work and is perhaps the most potent kind as dreams offer us a a way into the unconscious, archetypal realm in the most un-ego-diluted way. www.archetypaldreamworks.com
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Spiritual Bypassing, Relationships and The Shadow

Spiritual Bypassing, Relationships and The Shadow | Archetypes-Dreamwork-Spirituality | Scoop.it
Bernhard Guenther examines the concept of spiritual bypassing and explains how shadow work can help to heal past traumas, easing the body-mind connection.
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Great article. I would add that couples who work together with their dreams and with a skilled therapist/dreamworker have much to learn about each other, shared wounds and trauma bonds, and about how to support and transform difficult relationship dynamics.
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Eva Rider's curator insight, March 16, 8:36 PM
Great article. I would add that couples who work together with their dreams and with a skilled therapist/dreamworker have much to learn about each other, shared wounds and trauma bonds, and about how to support and transform difficult relationship dynamics.
Eva Rider's curator insight, March 22, 10:51 PM
Great article. I would add that couples who work together with their dreams and with a skilled therapist/dreamworker have much to learn about each other, shared wounds and trauma bonds, and about how to support and transform difficult relationship dynamics.
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Dreamsmithing

Dreamsmithing | Archetypes-Dreamwork-Spirituality | Scoop.it
Smithing, in its most limited sense, is the art of working metals into useful objects or forms with aesthetic value. This sense of the artful use of something…
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I do so consider myself a Dreamsmith!
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Carl Jung Depth Psychology: Miss Wharton: Would you call those prophetic dreams?

Carl Jung Depth Psychology: Miss Wharton: Would you call those prophetic dreams? | Archetypes-Dreamwork-Spirituality | Scoop.it
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The Tricky Science of Remembering Dreams

The Tricky Science of Remembering Dreams | Archetypes-Dreamwork-Spirituality | Scoop.it
Personality, neurobiological factors and other such elements all come into play.

Via bobbie_pimm@bobbieann.net, Eva Rider
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For those of us who work with dreamers and their dreams, probably one of the most asked questions is "how do I remember my dreams"!
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MIND over MATTER: 10 Ancient legends about dreams

MIND over MATTER: 10 Ancient legends about dreams | Archetypes-Dreamwork-Spirituality | Scoop.it
Dreams have always been one of the prevailing enigmas of humanity. As early as 5,000 B.C., Mesopotamians made a habit of recording their dreams on clay tablets, and every culture in the world has their own interpretation of the realm that lies between wakefulness and sleep. In some legends, dreams are sent from the gods; in others, terrifying monsters lurk at the fringes of consciousness, waiting for their chance to creep into the shadows of our minds. These 10 legends encompass the dreams and nightmares of various cultures scattered across 7,000 years of human history.
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Divining from our dreams fell out of favor in modern times, but they are a natural part of the fabric of the cosmos, weaving the stories that carry a wisdom for our souls.
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Telling Dreams

Video for projection. Michelle MacNeil and Liam Dunaway First City Arts Center Pensacola, Florida Participants: Elise Dabezies, Sarah Sust, Margaret Warren
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Artistic and cool video from my friend Michelle MacNiel and Liam Dunaway.
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Dream Me a River

Dream Me a River | Archetypes-Dreamwork-Spirituality | Scoop.it
A nocturnal vision revealed what led me into psychiatry in the first place.
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This article touches on two topics near and dear to me: recovery and dreams. Dreams can also offer us guidance in our recovery, but in order to access this deep material, we must obtain some physical recovery first. Then the more difficult emotional recovery work can begin. Dreams can be invaluable in helping with this work, by helping get to a deeper understanding of our powerlessness, our Higher Power, our "character defects", emotional blocks, what amends are truly ours to make and when/how to make them.
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Dreams of Dalí: 360º Video

Go inside and beyond Dalí’s painting Archeological Reminiscence of Millet’s Angelus and explore the world of the surrealist master like never before
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Cool 360º surreal video, Dalí. Dreams of Dalí...
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Dream Animals

Dream Animals | Archetypes-Dreamwork-Spirituality | Scoop.it
“Animals wake up the imagination….I’ve found that animal dreams can do this too. They really wake people up. 
Animal dreams provoke their feelings, get them thinking, interested, and curious. 
As we get more into imagining, we become more animal-like…more instinctually alive.” 


—James Hillman, Dream Animals, p. 2

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Working with dream animals is an important part of the work we do with dreams. We all dream and we all have animals which come to us in our dreams. These animals often carry deeply repressed parts of ourselves...parts of ourselves that can experience the world in a way that is not mitigated by mind. If you have an animal dream you would like to explore, please send it to me! Check out my submit a dream link on my website for a free dream reading. www.archetypaldreamworks.com
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How Dreams Can Enhance Your Creative Abilities

How Dreams Can Enhance Your Creative Abilities | Archetypes-Dreamwork-Spirituality | Scoop.it
Dreams can bring new creative ideas into one's conscious awareness and working with dreams as part one's daily mindfulness practice also expands one's thinking to allow greater creativity overall. This story tells of one specific dream experienc
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Looking for creative inspiration? Look no further than last night's dream... www.archetypaldreamworks.com
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The Fool's Journey Archetypal Patterns in Tarot on the Road to Individuation with Eva Rider M.A.

2016-04-01
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From Eva Rider...check it out!
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Thank you for sharing this Laura!
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How Dreams Helped Human Spirituality And Religion Evolve

How Dreams Helped Human Spirituality And Religion Evolve | Archetypes-Dreamwork-Spirituality | Scoop.it
A scientist and theologian finds that vivid, memorable “big dreams” are universally human.

Via bobbie_pimm@bobbieann.net, Eva Rider
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"Dreaming in some ways is what helps humans be humans, in terms of being creative, flexible, adaptive problem-solvers." www.archetypaldreamworks.com
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The Deeper Meaning of Dreams, According to Carl Jung.

The Deeper Meaning of Dreams, According to Carl Jung. | Archetypes-Dreamwork-Spirituality | Scoop.it
Jung explained that dreams reveal vital information that exposes our authentic emotions and feelings that are often concealed from our conscious mind. Although
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