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DSM-5 List of Mental Disorders | psychologycharts.com

DSM-5 List of Mental Disorders | psychologycharts.com | Thoughts Create Reality | Scoop.it
View a chart explaining the most common mental disorders arranged according to DSM V code

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Steve Whitmore's curator insight, September 20, 2015 9:39 PM

A great chart to keep on hand when you need to reference the DSM.

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Trying to get to chart but being sent thru crazy maze

Aleks's curator insight, October 6, 2015 9:35 PM

follow this up with the "Ethics of Diagnosis"

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10 Ways to Help Understand your Dreams—and Why Its Important

10 Ways to Help Understand your Dreams—and Why Its Important | Thoughts Create Reality | Scoop.it

Jungian Analysis is about much more than just dream interpretation. Yet dreams can be a useful way to gain understanding about what is going on in our lives.  Dreams offer insight into ourselves that we may otherwise be unaware of, or not have in a clear or correct perspective.

Dreams typically are expressed in the mytho-poetic language of the psyche. We can say that dreams are symbolic expressions of the deep meaning, needs, and desires of the Self.

 

These 10 steps provide a framework that will allow you to better understand your dreams and thereby, better interpret the meaning of your dreams... (Click here for full article)


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Depth Insights » Symbolism and Synchronicity: The Art of the Tarot   ~ by Suzanne Cremen Davidson

Depth Insights » Symbolism and Synchronicity: The Art of the Tarot   ~ by Suzanne Cremen Davidson | Thoughts Create Reality | Scoop.it

‘Archetype’ refers to a principle or agency which organizes and structures psychic imagery into specific patterns or motifs (mythologemes) and constellations of persons in action (mythemes).

 

Our conscious images are archetypal when they possess an archaic content or when they are primarily derived from mythological motifs. Archetypes can also be described as ‘partial personalities’ appearing in myth, art, literature, and religion the world over, as well as in dreams, family roles, personal emotions and pathologies….In Jungian psychology archetypes are arranged under such names as shadow, persona, ego (hero), anima, animus, puer (eternal youth), senex (Old Wise Man), trickster, Great Mother, healer, Self. (Avens, 1980, p. 42)

We intuitively experience the presence of these archetypes in the image of each card in the Major Arcana: the Magician, the High Priestess, the Emperor, the Hierophant, the Lovers, Strength... (Click title for more)


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Symbols and Signs: Tree of Life and its Meaning

Symbols and Signs: Tree of Life and its Meaning | Thoughts Create Reality | Scoop.it
Symbolism of Tree of Life across different cultures, discovering a magical key to how life manifests itself, a complex formula of existence, the flow of creation from Divine to Earth and back to Divine.

 

The Mayan believed heaven to be a wonderful, magical place on Earth hidden by a mystical mountain.  They called this place Tamoanchan.  Heaven, Earth, and Underworld (Xibalba) were connected by the ‘world tree’.  The world tree grew at the locus of creation, all things flowing out from that spot into four directions.  These were: East associated with red, Northrepresented by white, West that is black and South that is yellow.  The Mayan tree of life is a cross with its centre... (Click title for more)


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Susan Scott's curator insight, May 13, 2015 4:29 AM

a wonderful exposition from many traditions revealing its manifold meanings..

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Attachment Theory

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Psychologist John Bowlby was the first to coin the term. His work in the late 60s established the precedent that childhood development depended heavily upon a child's ability to form a strong relationship with "at least one primary caregiver". Generally speaking, this is one of the parents.

Bowlby's studies in childhood development and "temperament" led him to the conclusion that a strong attachment to a caregiver provides a necessary sense of security and foundation.

 

Without such a relationship in place, Bowlby found that a great deal of developmental energy is expended in the search for stability and security. In general, those without such attachments are fearful and are less willing to seek out and learn from new experiences. By contrast, a child with a strong attachment to a parent knows that they have "back-up" so to speak, and thusly tend to be more adventurous and eager to have new experiences... (CLICK TITLE for more)


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The Epoch of Soul Revisited

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I was beginning to become aware of a movement in the collective psyche that would bring about what I called the Epoch of Soul, but I was still seeing imperfectly. The vision is still not entirely clear, but it is coming into sharper focus. The Epoch of Soul is nearing, but it has not yet arrived, as much as wishful thinking would desire it. Humanity is still somewhat within the confines of what Jean Gebser calls the “mental-rational” mode of consciousness. It is deteriorating, and has been since the rise of perspective during the Renaissance. It would seem that we are in the last throes of the overemphasis on the mental-rational, if events of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries are reliable indicators...(Click title for more)


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Pluto's Time to Shine Just Hours Away – A Guide and Timetable - Universe Today

Pluto's Time to Shine Just Hours Away – A Guide and Timetable - Universe Today | Thoughts Create Reality | Scoop.it
Countdown to discovery! Not since Voyager 2's flyby of Neptune in 1989 have we flung a probe into the frozen outskirts of the Solar System. Speeding along at 30,800 miles per hour New Horizons will...
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Meaning of Synchronicity

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Synchronicity, or meaningful coincidence may occur as a single event, or a chain of related events. It often elicits humor; the distorted sense of reality caused from events that seem beyond all probability. The term synchronicity was coined by famous psychiatrist Carl Jung, who had experienced the phenomenon many times.


The concept of miraculous coincidences is not at all new. The phenomenon has been recognized by many cultures, and in the distant past, was attributed to the acts of the Gods. In Greek mythology, the God Hermes, was represented as a playful "trickster" who was manifested in unexpected and...


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Working with our Inner Parts

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Following my training as a Jungian analyst I became interested in two similar styles of therapy–that is “Voice Dialogue” and “Internal Family Systems” (IFS)–both of which expand upon Jung’s understanding of the complexity of the psyche.

 

These are similar models of psychotherapy. What they share is an understanding of the healthy personality as being made up of many subpersonalities, or parts. In the course of a day, many of us may think, for example, ‘a part of me wants to do this and yet, at the same time, another part of me wants just the opposite’. Sometimes, this is felt as an inner conflict or stuckness. Usually, we simply notice this conflict and override one of the arguments. In a healthy personality, there is a...


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Astra Niedra's curator insight, January 10, 2016 8:04 PM

An explanation of Internal Family Systems (IFS) approach to working with selves.

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Poetry Education as "Soul-Making" Method

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When I tell people that I am a poet and poetry teacher with a depth psychological perspective, someone inevitably asks, “Did you say depth? What is depth psychology?” Without getting into a lengthy academic discussion about the theories of Freud, Jung, and Hillman, this isn’t an easy question to answer.

 

Yet, like everyone who practices in this rewarding field, I try, usually by offering the following: “Depth psychology is the study of the unconscious, the world of dreams, archetypes, complexes, and imagination that exists below the surface of our lives, and which informs and influences our surface experiences.

 

Through my work over the last two years as a teacher and facilitator of poetry discussion groups, however, I’ve come to understand that depth psychology isn’t only about depth--the mostly unseen and mysterious realms of psyche. Rather, depth psychological... (click title to continue reading)


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Shape-Shifting Through Darkness

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Three separate clients came to me recently in very dark places. One had just lost her job and felt trapped--she described herself as being in a “coffin.” The second one was a single mother with a 2-month old baby who was living in a foreign country with no support system. I saw her life as she had known it disintegrating and an image appeared of her “melting” into the earth. And the image that showed up with the third client’s story was of being caught inside a black bag, desperately trying to get out. For all of them of course, the rational choice would be to get the heck out of that dark place, clawing oneself--by whatever means available--back into the “light.”

 

As humans, our normal mode is to be in the light--working, connecting, building things, and busily interacting with other humans. When life as we know it disintegrates, we may find ourselves being... (Click title to continue reading)


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Carl Jung: The Main Differences between Freud and Jung

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Our way of looking at things is conditioned by what we are. And since other people are differently constituted, they see things differently and express themselves differently. Adler, one of Freud's earliest pupils, is a case in point. Working with the same empirical material as Freud, he approached it from a totally different standpoint. His way of looking at things is at least as convincing as Freud's, because he also represents a well-known type. I know that the followers of both schools flatly assert that I am in the wrong, but I may hope that history and all fair-minded persons will bear me out.

 

Both schools, to my way of thinking, deserve reproach for over-emphasizing the pathological aspect of life and for interpreting man too exclusively in the light of his defects. A convincing example of this in Freud's case is his inability...(click title to continue)


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Joseph Campbell on love among the wreckage

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“Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.”

- Joseph Campbell

 

On Joseph Campbell’s birthday, I want to recall one of the rules for living that he understood well:  for every setback, look for the opportunity. Its close companion is: for every wound, look for the gift.

 

These can be tough rules to follow when you feel that you have been knocked down unfairly, when you have lost your home or your job, when your partner has betrayed you or your best friend has turned against you.

 

Yet it is in the times of greatest adversity that we most need to...(click title for more)

 


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"Soul on deck shines like gold in dark times"~Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes

"Soul on deck shines like gold in dark times"~Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes | Thoughts Create Reality | Scoop.it

"In any Dark time, there is a tendency to veer toward fainting over how much is wrong or un-mended in the World. Do not focus on that. There is a tendency, too, to fall into being weakened by dwelling on what is Outside your Reach, by what cannot yet be. Do not focus there. That is spending the wind without raising the sails....

 

Ours is not the task of fixing the entire World all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach. Any small, calm thing that one soul can do to help another soul, to assist some portion of this poor suffering world, will help immensely. It is not given to us to know which acts or by whom, will cause the critical mass to tip toward an enduring good.....

 

What is needed for dramatic change is an accumulation of acts, adding, adding to, adding more, continuing. We know that it does not take everyone on Earth to bring justice and peace, but only a small, determined group who will not give up during the first, second, or hundredth gale. One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul.

 

Soul on deck shines like gold in dark times. The light of the soul throws sparks, can send up flares, builds signal fires, causes proper matters to catch fire. To display the lantern of soul in shadowy times like these – to be fierce and to show mercy toward others; both are acts of immense bravery and greatest necessity ....there can be no despair when you remember why you came to Earth, who you serve, and who sent you here.

 

The good words we say and the good deeds we do are not ours. They are the words and deeds of the One who brought us here. In that spirit, I hope you will write this on your wall: When a great ship is in harbor and moored, it is safe, there can be no doubt. But that is not what great ships are built for."

...Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes


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Eva Rider's curator insight, January 6, 2015 3:04 AM

Beauty and Wisdom from Clarissa Pinkola Estes.

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'When a great ship is in harbor and moored it is safe, there can be no doubt. But that is not what ships are built for'. Clarissa Pinkola Estes

 

She is one of the great teachers of our time.

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» Chaos and Creative Expression - The Creative Mind

» Chaos and Creative Expression - The Creative Mind | Thoughts Create Reality | Scoop.it

Creative people and writers about the creative process often say creative work is a way to release or make use of inner chaos; what is this turmoil?

 

"The very impulse to write, I think, springs from an inner chaos crying for order, for meaning, and that meaning must be discovered in the process of writing or the work lies dead as it is finished." Arthur Miller


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maria taveras's curator insight, March 4, 2015 6:26 PM

"...or the work lies dead as if it is finished."  As far as I understand the creative process phenomenon, the work does go back into the depths of the unconscious, until it resurfaces once more in a different form. For the unconscious keeps on trying to get the "ego" attention for a specific reason.

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Who is Carl Jung and What is Jungian Psychology?

Who is Carl Jung and What is Jungian Psychology? | Thoughts Create Reality | Scoop.it

Carl Jung is widely recognized as one of the greatest thinkers of the last century and is one the founding fathers of psychoanalyses and dream work. His psychology emphasizes the value of one’s creative forces and one’s development toward wholeness.


Jung’s contributions include: A theory of the structure and dynamics of the psyche, personal unconscious and collective unconscious; Dream work; A theory of personality types (introvert/extrovert); The process of psychological development or “individuation,” which has terms that have become part of our language as complexes and archetypes.
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Carl Jung and James Hillman: The Tree of Life and the Tree of Knowing Good and Evil

Carl Jung and James Hillman: The Tree of Life and the Tree of Knowing Good and Evil | Thoughts Create Reality | Scoop.it

I found this great quote from Tom Cheetham (in his works on Henry Corbin). I think only true Hillmaniacs can understand it, especially when we are trying to reconcile the drive toward integrative wholeness while recognizing the necessity of falling apart: 

"To compare Hillman and Jung in any detail is far beyond the scope of these remarks...Hillman is "a Jungian" by any standard, but rather a wayward one. Any simple contrast will be inadequate and perhaps misleading; but if Jung is the Wise Old man, Hillman is the Trickster, or pretends to be. Years ago when I was immersed in reading them both rather obsessively in the midst of the beginnings of my own psychic crisis, the difference was quite a practical one about which I thought very little. If I were feeling threatened by fragmentation, I would read Jung. If I were in terror of being bound and stifled, I would read Hillman. I still think  that says a lot about their differences."... (Click title for more)


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Eva Rider's curator insight, May 15, 2015 3:55 AM

A novel and intriguing examination of Jung, Hillman and the two trees in the Garden of Eden.

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Depth Insights » A Soul Unleashed: The Archetype of Partnership, Dangerous Beauty and the Art of Relationship

Depth Insights » A Soul Unleashed: The Archetype of Partnership, Dangerous Beauty and the Art of Relationship | Thoughts Create Reality | Scoop.it

Toni Wolff, Carl Jung’s colleague, wrote about the need to add the fourfold structure of the feminine psyche to Jung’s theories of introversion/extraversion and the four functions. A woman’s psyche, as we all know, is different from a man’s, even when it is shaped by patriarchial tools like competition and ambition. Women, when free, are shaped to constantly reach deeper, for soulful love and wholeness, because soul is where we give birth to Spirit.

 

 "A woman…is by nature conditioned by the soul and she is more consistent in that her spirit and her sexuality are coloured by the psyche. Thus her consciousness is more comprehensive but less defined. . ." (Click title for more)


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What About the Feminine? How Patriarchal Value Systems Affect Consciousness

What About the Feminine? How Patriarchal Value Systems Affect Consciousness | Thoughts Create Reality | Scoop.it

None of the countless issues we face on this planet today can be resolved by our current way of thinking and being, based on our established, mainly masculine, value systems. So far as our current state of consciousness is concerned, there can be no paradigm shift without honouring and implementing the feminine principle equally on all levels of society.

 

This gradual implementation of a patriarchal, masculine (value) system, which is too complex in its many strands to describe in one article, has brought us much by way of material, scientific and cultural riches, but has now reached a point where the destructive outweighs the benefits, where it cannot serve us any longer. Basic attributes of the feminine principle, the life-giving, life-sustaining, the nurturing, the emotional, the intuitive, the inclusive and connective... (Click title for full article)


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Christiane Windhausen's curator insight, September 15, 2015 4:06 AM

Es ist unglaublich, wie tief die Werte der patriarchalen Ära im Bewusstsein verankert sind - auch bei uns Frauen. Für mich zeigt sich das vor allem an der inneren Rangordnung der Werte: Erst Denken, dann Fühlen. Erst Wollen, dann Dienen. Erst Fakten, und dann Intuition. Wir wissen längst um den Wert des Weiblichen. Aber die Rangodnung zu ändern (im Bewusstsein, in der Gesellschaft, im Miteinander) braucht unsere bewusste Wahl - und immer wieder mutige Entscheidungen.

Laura M. Smith's curator insight, September 29, 2015 7:28 AM

Those who work with dreams will discover that deep within lies this feminine consciousness. She often comes in the dreams as a young girl. She is all of what is described in this article and more. She represents vulnerability and innocence in relationship to Other and yet her vulnerability is held in the fierceness and passion of the masculine. We need both and yet she is lost to so many.  She is so buried in the unconscious that many, both men and women, do not remember her. How can we come back to all she has to offer? The dreams can help guide us to her. She is the whale rider, the Hush Puppy girl who lives in each of us. Vulnerable and innocent is not what we think. We project our ideas of vulnerability and innocence onto the feminine, but her innocence puts her outside constructs of human morality. It is She before the fall. Read my blog post to discover more about The Girl as she appears in dreams. http://www.insearchofpuella.blogspot.com/2015/05/who-is-puella.html

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Samantha Crain Gives The People Back Their Voice :: Music :: Features :: Paste - Paste Magazine

Samantha Crain Gives The People Back Their Voice :: Music :: Features :: Paste - Paste Magazine | Thoughts Create Reality | Scoop.it
Samantha Crain's fourth LP _Under Branch & Thorn & Tree_ gives voice back to the marginalized.
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The Stages of the Alchemical Opus

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To gain an understanding of the meaning of its many images and symbols one would have to enter the imaginative world in which many alchemists lived and worked. It was a world in which mystery and spirituality took precedence over problem solving. In the alchemical imagination, for instance, the opposites unite, being linked together by hidden connections and identities, sometimes creating a magical third, which transcends ordinary consciousness.

 

Discovering alchemy to be the historical counterpart to his own psychology of the unconscious, the famous Swiss psychologist Carl Jung (1875-1961) saw in its operations a metaphor for realisation of the Self, the outcome of what Jung called the process of individuation. Furthermore, Jung was convinced that alchemy provided...

 


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Needing The Door To Be There For The Experience To Show Up~Kim Hermanson, PhD

Needing The Door To Be There For The Experience To Show Up~Kim Hermanson, PhD | Thoughts Create Reality | Scoop.it

A new client whom I’ll call Alice came to me recently in a desperate financial situation. The work she'd been doing as a book editor had dried up over the past year, and she needed to find some other work quickly. She had decided to apply for a position as Project Manager at a non-profit. Her decision made rational sense--as a book editor she was already doing project management work, and the non-profit happened to be in the same field as the books she had edited. Rationally, it was a good way to transfer her skills and content expertise into a paid position.

The rational mind acts like an efficient computer--it gathers all the facts and information that are in sight, piles them all together, and construes a solution from this information. Our rational minds make “binary” decisions. At a surface level they are logical and make sense. They are also simple--we can explain our reasoning to someone else or program into a computer. Ninety-five percent of career counselors would tell Alice she was making... (Click title to continue reading)


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Bonnie Bright's curator insight, December 13, 2012 2:04 PM

Excellent example of how depth psychology works...

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Addictive Disorders and Contemplative Practice

It would be appropriate to begin in the customary manner by presenting the statistics that define the extent and cost of addictive disorders – the percentage of population addicted to alcohol and drugs and the related economic burden to society. Wherever one draws the line in defining addiction the numbers are staggering. Let us leave it there.

 

Why, because it is not my intent to define addiction in the usual way as an involuntary, repetitive, compulsive behavior that is dysfunctional to the individual and others. Rather, I shall define it here as a disturbance of consciousness. From this viewpoint, the problem of addiction is the result of an undeveloped consciousness – a problem whose scope extends to and includes what culture considers normal behavior.

The modern day perspective asserts that addiction is primarily a psychological and physiological disorder. There are psychological triggers, circumstances, and patterns of behavior that initiate and re-enforce addictive behavior as well as physiological correlates of addiction that further ... (Click title to continue)


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Hillman: Wounds and the Wounded Healer

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“Building the psychic vessel of containment, which is another way of speaking of soul-making, seems to require bleeding and leaking as its precondition. Why else go through that work unless we are driven by the despair of our unstoppered condition?

 

The shift  from anima-mess to anima-vessel shows in various ways: as a shift from weakness and suffering to humility and sensitivity; from bitterness and complaint to a tastefor salt and blood; from focus upon the emotional pain of the wound – its causes, perimeters, cures – to its imaginal depths; from displacements of the womb onto women and “femininity” to its locus in ones own bodily rhythm…

 

We have said that each symptom brings the archetypal condition of woundedness. Although the wound may be experienced through a symptom, they are not the same. A symptom belongs to diagnosis, pointing to something else underlying. But the wound, as we have (Click title to keep reading)


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Carl Jung: Khidr as symbol of the self

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Over the last couple of days we have been discussing images of the self. I would like to continue exploring this idea. Carl Jung says that Khidr may be an image of the self. Khidr is the 'green one."

 

He is the angel to the mystics. Here is more on Khidr from Carl Jung:

 

“Khidr may well be a symbol of the self. His qualities signalize him as such: he is said to have been born in a cave, ie., in darkness. He is the “Long-lived One,” who continually renews himself, like Elijah. Like Osiris, he is dismembered at the end of time, by Antichrist, but is able to restore himself to life. He is analogous to the... Click title for more)


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