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Dream #4: Sigmund Freud ~ Dreams As A Road To The Unconscious Mind

In his book “The Interpretation of Dreams,” Sigmund Freud suggested that the content of dreams is related to wish fulfillment. Freud believed that the manifest content of a dream, or the actual imagery and events of the dream, served to disguise the latent content or the unconscious wishes of the dreamer. Freud also described four elements of this process that he referred to as “dream work”:

Condensation: Many different ideas and concepts are represented within the span of a single dream. Information is condensed into a single thought or image.

Displacement: This element of dream work disguises the emotional meaning of the latent content by confusing the important and insignificant parts of the dream.

Symbolization: This operation also censors the repressed ideas contained in the dream by including objects that are meant to symbolize the latent content of the dream.

Secondary revision: During this final stage of the dreaming process, Freud suggested that the bizarre elements of the dream are reorganized in order to make the dream comprehensible, thus generating the manifest content of the dream.

Tribes #6: The Karo

“Located in Southern Ethiopia, the Karo or Kara ethnic group reside along the east banks of the Omo River.

The estimated population is about 2,000 people and what you will find is they are a fascinating culture famous for their body painting.

Tribe members are known to paint their bodies with a combination of white chalk, yellow, mineral rock, iron ore, and charcoal. In addition, they often practice ritual scarification, choosing scars as an easy way to identify themselves.

The scarification of the man’s chest indicates that he has killed enemies from other tribes, and he is highly respected within his community, according to Atlas of Humanity.

The Karo women are considered particularly sensual and attractive if cuts are made deep into their chests and torsos and ash is rubbed in, creating a raised effect over time and thereby enhancing sexual beauty.”

Source: https://travelnoire.com/here-are-the-most-popular-tribes-in-africa

Symbols #52: Fire

As a crucial element in the development of civilization in the history of mankind, fire is widely seen as a symbol with multiple meanings: a flame can signify wisdom and knowledge, while a raging fire is often used to symbolize fear, pain, anger, punishment, destruction and even death. Such associations likely hearken back to earliest days of mankind.

After all, before humans found ways to properly harness this element, fire was a force that quickly could demolish early settlements. Therefore, fire commanded fear. Still today, drought-ridden regions are consumed by fires that can’t be adequately controlled. Even now, we witness the struggle in the Western United States.

On the other hand, fire can also represent rebirth and renewal, as in the example of the phoenix, a mythical bird that ignites itself and emerges from its own ashes. It can also symbolize passion combusting from within.

Dream #1: What Is The Scientific Study Of Dreams Called?

Oneirology (/ɒnɪˈrɒlədʒi/; from Greek ὄνειρον, oneiron, “dream”; and -λογία, -logia, “the study of”) is the scientific study of dreams. The study of oneirology can be distinguished from dream interpretation in that the aim is to quantitatively study the process of dreams instead of analyzing the meaning behind them.

Symbols #50: The Rose

Associated with love and romance, after all, it is widely used in film, art and literature as representations of these concepts. And nothing says, “I love you,” like a gift of a single red rose. The connection is nothing new, either. Romans venerated the flower as the symbol of their love goddess, Venus, and Greeks associated the symbol with the goddess of love, Aphrodite.

Roses can also signify other things, depending on the context. To Catholics, the rose represents the Virgin Mary and the rosary.

A Story Of Life, Death & Reincarnation

Welcome fellow souls to « The Human Family Crash Course Series,» a new project collaborated together by empress2inspire.blog and diosraw.com. Together we will be working on a different topic for each crash course; our second topic is focused on «Western Esotericism.» Each topic will have eight posts with posts on Mondays and Thursdays. We hope you enjoy our series and we look forward to knowing how our posts have inspired you!

Have you heard of the Greek mythological story of Hades and Persephone? I’m sure you have at some point in your life as it’s one of the well known Greek myths. Hades was the brother of Zeus and the god of the underworld. Persephone was the daughter of Demeter, the Goddess of nature.

Persephone Taken To The Underworld
Hades was love stricken by Persephone and kidnapped her, he traveled above ground to pursue her, while she was gathering flowers in a field. Hades confided his secret to his brother Zeus, asking for help; the two of them concocted a plan to trap her. As Persephone played with her companions, both Gods caused the ground to split underneath her. Persephone fell beneath the Earth and Hades stole her to the Underworld where he made her his wife. Persephone was very unhappy, but after some time, she came to love the cold-blooded Hades and lived happily with him.

Demeter Searches For Persephone
Demeter hurried back to where she had left her daughter, horrified to find her missing, she asked all as to the whereabouts of her beloved daughter. No one could tell her anything at all and the furious Goddess said that they couldn’t protect her child. Demeter cursed all the nymphs into becoming women with plumed bodies and scaly feet, called the sirens. The river Cyane was the only one who helped Diameter by washing over the belt of Persephone, indicating that something very suspicious had happened. Demeter went absolutely mad and hunted for her daughter everywhere. The Goddess even disguised herself as an old lady with a lighted torch in her hands roaming the Earth for nine long days and nine long nights. Finally, she met Hekate, the deity of magic, witchcraft, spirits and crossroads, at the dawn of the 10th day who had sorrow at her dismal condition and asked her to seek help from the all seeing Helios, the sun god. Helios told Demeter how Hades had dragged her daughter, Persephone, into the underworld.

Persephone In The Underworld
Demeter, Persephone’s mother, begged her brother Hades to let Persephone back to live above the underworld, denoting that the young Persephone was not supposed to live in the underworld. Hades conversed with Zeus and they both decided to allow Persephone to live on earth for six months each year and the other half of her time would be in the Underworld.

Before Persephone left the underworld, she was persuaded to eat four seeds of a pomegranate. Ancient mythology says, to eat the fruit of one’s captor meant that one would have to return to that captor or country, so Persephone was doomed to return to the underworld for four months of the year. But she was allowed to spend the remaining two-thirds of the year with her Earth Mother, Demeter.

The myth of Hades and Persephone is associated with the arriving of Spring and Winter, when Persephone comes to the earth, it’s springtime and when she descends to Hades, it is winter. This symbolises the changing of the seasons and cyclical everlasting time.

The disappearance and the return of the goddess Persephone were the occasions of grand festivals in ancient Greece, among them the Elefsinian rites, whose secrets were very closely guarded and little is known about them today. Some experts in this field believe the rites or mysteries gave birth to the idea of a more perfect life after death, and thus helped lay the foundation for the coming of Christianity, which upholds the idea of everlasting life.

The basic tenet of this story is that energy never dies, even when we pass on, we are always forevermore. We are eternal beings.

Let us know your take on this mythological tale below.

~Ten Spiritual Truths That Are Not Taught In Schools~

“What would be our world today if the 10 spiritual truths in this article were taught in our schools, as well as in our official media?

How could we change the system by introducing these subjects for future generations? What would the world be like if these spiritual truths were officially recognized?

1. We humans are spiritual beings on a journey. Before we were born into this physical body, we planned a moment in time, in which we will start waking up and know how to answer the questions: ′′ Who are we and what are we doing here?” Our mother’s womb was for we as a tunnel of forgetting and we knew in advance what is the biggest risk: to never remember again, in this life. We were never disconnected from our source of Light; our challenge is to help our inner pillar of Light grow, in remembrance of who we truly are.

2. Our souls never die; we will only change the vehicle. When it’s time to disconnect the cord of life from our physical body, our soul rises outside the physical body. We take with us the experience of our lives, but our focus changes to a slightly different level of vibrations. We will no longer have the same physical form in a future life – and that’s because our soul has no shape. Every life brings us more experience and wisdom.

3. Everything is energy vibrating at a certain frequency. All living things on Earth have consciousness – even stones and trees. Everything is connected to the ′′ tree of life ′′ or an infinite energy source. We can connect to the consciousness of trees and stones and we can even initiate conversations with them, on their private vibration frequencies. Our bodies are 90 % water and can be programmed and modeled towards a certain vibration frequency, through thoughts, sound, color, and love. The moment we understood the vibrations, then we can cure any disease or indisposition in our body by changing the vibration.

4. Our thoughts create our reality. All thoughts are energy that manifests in what we see as reality. Always, being aware of our thoughts is one of the first steps in taking responsibility for co-creating your own reality. It is a simple concept, but it requires awareness and work. If every person on Earth directed their thoughts towards peace and love, then there would be no war and no tyranny in the world. By focusing on negative thoughts, we will create a lower vibration frequency; if we focus on positive thoughts, we can increase the vibration frequency. Our reality is a manifestation of what we create through our thinking patterns.

5. We are here because we were expected here. There are several races and dimensions of beings on this planet: angels, cherubim, archangels, those from Sirius, etc. We volunteered to be here, at this point – answering the call of planet Earth, which cried for help. I came here from other galaxies, universes, and cosmos. Many came here every time there was a chance to get a ′′ golden age “, after ′′ fall “.

6. Most of us have incarnated here before, several times, in order to prepare for this life. There are souls who are here to be leaders or spiritual path guidance, but there are also souls who wished to be here, just to help raise the vibration of the human race. Many of us have more ′′ classes ′′ to graduate, to become our own masters, in the process of reincarnation.

7. We are never alone. We couldn’t exist here without the help of our spiritual guides, high vibrational beings, of Light, who made pacts with us to help us in the path to ascension. These spiritual guides exist on a vibrational or dimensional level other than ours and therefore most of us cannot see them. They are always with us and waiting patiently for us to ask for their help. They respect our free will and cannot intervene if we do not ask them to. Most guidance comes from within, as an intuition, through a telepathy process; messages can also come from other people, who are a kind of ′′ intermediaries ′′ of our spiritual guides.

8. Time is an illusion. We have a past and we have already been in the future. Most of our energy particles (our souls) exist in a place without time. Time is created in order to experiment and is part of a controlled experiment. Meditation is the key to returning to the place without time, where you can find all the answers.

9. Ascension does not mean going somewhere. Is a state of being, a focus towards awareness and consciousness in a higher vibrational frequency. We don’t go anywhere, but simply rediscover the place we thought we were gone from. We are already what we want to be; we just need to be conscious again.

10. Love is everything. Finding and reconnecting to the feeling of love is the most important thing we as humans can do. Unconditional love is the key to returning to the Source. Without love, nothing is.

If these 10 truths were known and put into practice by everyone, then all humanity could change enormously. Envy, war, enemy, hatred, selfishness… all these things could disappear in a flash, and all that would remain would be just love, peace, and spiritual peace. Wouldn’t it be wonderful?”

Source: https://thegalacticfederation.com/02-024?utm_content=12310282&utm_medium=Email&utm_name=Id&utm_source=Actionetics&utm_term=Email

Tribes #2: The Zulu

The largest tribe in South Africa is the Zulu, but this has not always been the case.

The Zulu originate from eastern Africa, but migrated to South Africa hundreds of years ago.

The Zulu belong to the group of tribes that speak Bantu. Bantu-speaking tribes have a tradition in which the groom’s family negotiates the wedding in a house with the family of the bride. This tradition is known as lobola.

Some key characteristics of the Zulu are: colourful beads, carvings and baskets. But they only wear their traditional clothing for special life events such as weddings and funerals.

Astrology #7: Saturn – The Planet Of Karma

“Saturn doesn’t make things easy. That’s the role of the taskmaster of the zodiac. Saturn commands us to get to work and to work hard. Discipline and responsibility are important to this planet, yet if we’re eager to conquer the world, that’s okay, too.

Much like Father Time, Saturn implores us to look at the clock (its glyph, after all, is the sickle of Chronos, the God of Time). Is there time for everything we want to do, or are there limits? Those limitations are important to Saturn, and we must learn to manage them. Restrictions are the province of this planet, as is any form of discipline or delay.

In keeping with the passage of time, Saturn governs old age along with the lessons it teaches us. Learning life’s lessons is key to this planet, in keeping with its role as teacher. The majesty of older age also brings with it a certain sense of tradition, conventionality (our learned patterns of behavior) and wisdom, and Saturn is mindful of these characteristics. This planet applauds our perseverance and the fact that we’ve withstood the test of time (yes, time comes up once again). This senior status further brings with it a measure of authority, and Saturn lords over that as well.

Structure, order and the way in which we conduct our affairs are all ruled by this ringed planet. Contraction and the reining in of assets are also important here. Lastly, Saturn, again in its role as teacher, concerns itself with karma and the lessons which past experiences might bring.

It takes Saturn 28-30 years to complete its orbit of the zodiac. It is masculine energy and rules both Capricorn and Aquarius, and the Tenth and Eleventh Houses.”

Source: https://www.astrology.com/astrology-101/planets/saturn

Astrology #3: Mercury – The Planet Of Communication

“Mercury, much like the winged messenger of the gods, comes in on feather-light wings and commands us to speak. Communication, intellect and awareness are all within Mercury’s domain, as are logic and reasoning, our manner of thinking, and how we create and express our thought processes.

A mercurial nature brings to mind restlessness and motion. Rat-a-tat-tat — things happen fast here. Mercury is about a quick wit, quick thinking, possibilities, opinions, reasoning and the ability to rationalize things. Mercurial energy can be good or bad, but it will certainly be energizing! This planet also prompts us to move from one thing to the next and to get answers on both a physical and psychological level. Further, Mercury’s energy is both dexterous and perceptive.

Mercury is about short trips: a visit to a neighbor or a friend across town, the workaday commute, a weekend getaway. Siblings, and transportation in general, are also within Mercury’s realm.

Speaking, writing, books, online communications and learning are all within Mercury’s domain. This planet implores us to express ourselves often — and well. When Mercury goes retrograde (the appearance of traveling backward), however, our communications will be challenged.

Mercury is never more than 28 degrees from the Sun; it takes about 88 days to complete its orbit of the Sun. It is neither masculine nor feminine energy and assumes the gender of the sign it is in. It rules both Gemini and Virgo, and the Third and Sixth Houses.”

Source: https://www.astrology.com/astrology-101/planets/mercury

Numerology #7: Your Soul Urge Number

“Your soul urge number is often referred to as the Heart’s Desire number in numerology. This can symbolize a reflection of your inner, or true, self. The most interesting thing about the soul urge number is that it often reveals truths in people that they only recognize once a reading is completed.

For example, your heart’s desire number may show that you actually crave power. Or, that you are much deeper and require a higher level of fulfillment. Alternatively, you may have a need to feel valued or cared for… All of these qualities can often sit beneath the surface and in revelation can be quite enlightening. Even changing the entire direction of a person’s life to find true happiness.

The calculation is similar to others using your full birth name. However, you only calculate the value of the vowels to reveal your inner urges or desires.”

Source: https://www.thelawofattraction.com/what-is-numerology/

Astronomy #4: Studying The Universe

“As you can see, astronomy turns out to be a complex subject and it requires several other scientific disciplines to help solve the mysteries of the cosmos.To do a proper study of astronomy topics, astronomers combine aspects of mathematics, chemistry, geology, biology, and physics.

The science of astronomy is broken into separate sub-disciplines. For example, planetary scientists study worlds (planets, moons, rings, asteroids, and comets) within our own solar system as well as those orbiting distant stars. Solar physicists focus on the Sun and its effects on the solar system. Their work also helps forecast solar activity such as flares, mass ejections, and sunspots.

Astrophysicists apply physics to the studies of stars and galaxies to explain exactly how they work. Radio astronomers use radio telescopes to study the radio frequencies given off by objects and processes in the universe. Ultraviolet, x-ray, gamma-ray, and infrared astronomy reveals the cosmos in other wavelengths of light. Astrometry is the science of measuring distances in space between objects. There are also mathematical astronomers who use numbers, calculations, computers, and statistics to explain what others observe in the cosmos. Finally, cosmologists study the universe as a whole to help explain its origin and evolution across nearly 14 billion years of time.”

Source: https://www.thoughtco.com/astronomy-101-3071080

Chakras #9: Other Chakras

“8th chakra – Located slightly above the crown chakra, about 1 inch above it. With the 8th chakra, we enter realms transcending space and time. This energy center is said to open access to parallel universes and lives; it gives access to the realm of the Akashic records and the sphere of potentialities in the making. It is a useful center for shamanic healing and communication with spirit guides.

9th chakra – Located further above the crown chakra, the 9th chakra is said to be the “seat of the soul.” It allows access to your soul’s code or higher purpose. It can be seen as the door to archetypal energies or patterns that play an important role in shaping our destiny.

10th chakra – Located about a foot and a half below the surface of the ground. It ensures our connection with the earth. Because it works primarily with the energies of the earth, it is very physical in nature. It participates to our physical well-being and connects us to the grounding energies of the earth and our environment. Just like the first (or root) chakra, it is useful to heal any bone and bone marrow-related issues. It can also play a role in any DNA-reltated or hereditary issues.

11th chakra – Located outside of the human body, it is said to be accessible through the hands and feet. It makes up and energy field that connects of human sphere of influence to the supernatural. Shamans can use this chakra’s dimension to produce magic and influence the physical with supernatural powers. The 11th chakra emphasizes the mind as a powerful tool to shape matter.

12th chakra – Located on the outskirts of the 12-chakra system, it allows us to stretch beyond our common sphere of understanding into universal unity with all that is. It is said that it’s the chakra of mastery of the soul’s purpose through our human existence.”

Source: https://www.chakras.info/12-chakras/