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Find Your Jungian Archetype - Plus Free Personality Test

The term "archetype" has its origins in ancient Greek. The root words are archein, which means "original or old"; and typos, which means "pattern, model or type". The combined meaning is an "original pattern" of which all other similar persons, objects, or concepts are derived, copied, modeled, or emulated.

The psychologist, Carl Gustav Jung, used the concept of archetype in his theory of the human psyche. He believed that universal, mythic characters—archetypes—reside within the collective unconscious of people the world over. Archetypes represent fundamental human motifs of our experience as we evolved;...

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Common Dreams And Their Meanings

You Are Being Chased

You are being chased by a large animal, monster, generic bad guy, shadowy figure, or some other equally scary attacker.

What It Means:
If Freddy Kruger is after you, you’re watching too many horror movies. More likely though, you are avoiding something, often your own emotions! If you are ignoring feelings of anger or hate, your subconscious is telling you that it’s time to confront those feelings, and say goodbye to them...

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The Occult Origins of The Leprechaun

Those little men all dressed in green, obsessed with rainbows and treasure, trickery, and of course shoe-making. These are all common perceptions today regarding the famous characters from Irish folklore: Leprechauns. The characteristics of these mythical creatures has transformed over the years and much of what made the little people special in the original tales has been forgotten.

Etymology for the Word Leprechaun

Many scholars believe that the origin of the word leprechaun is the old Irish Lú Chorpain meaning small body. Another definition has linked...

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The Amazing Long List of Confirmed Conspiracies

 

What is more occult than conspiracy?

People often use the word "conspiracy" as a synonym for "bullshit". They say things like "thats just conspiracy", as if conspiracies dont exist, as if the word was created for nothing. Next time someone tries to dismiss something you introduce with this weak response, show them this list of confirmed conspiracies.

You'll notice many are prefaced by the word, 'Project', typically by the CIA or other international intelligence agency. This may give you the idea that these are just 'typical operations' of our government. After all, "the world is always...

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18 Dark and Disturbing Origins Of Our Favorite Fairytales

 

 

The following 18 original tales are far from the Disney cartoons we all grew up on, some of which, if were true to their origins should have a strict R rating. These are certainly not tales for children.

 

Sleeping Beauty

In one of the very earliest versions of this classic story, published in 1634 by Giambattista Basile as Sun, Moon, and Talia, the princess does not prick her finger on a spindle, but rather gets a sliver of flax stuck under her fingernail. She falls down,...

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