The Living Symbol and OniroTarology

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The living symbol of Adler in a reading of Onirotarology. I started reading a wonderful book: “The living symbol”, written by Gerhard Adler. Adler is one of the leading figure of analytical psychology founded by Carl Gustav Jung. It is a precious work, as it describes the therapeutic process of a patient suffering from claustrophobia … Read more

Dreams about feces and Tarot symbolism

Dreams about feces Dreams about feces or defecating dreams express as we will see multiple symbologies, even of an alchemical nature. In an OniroTarology exercise carried out together with the Forum “Il Vascello delle Stelle Stelle” I proposed to work on dreams about feces and dreams of defecating, or more down to earth, to dream … Read more

Dreams about fish and fish symbolism

Dreams about fish The meaning of dreams about fish may be unveiled by analyzing the fish symbolism. What lies behind the symbol of the fish in dreams? As I have already described in a previous article “Animals in dreams“, when we happen to dream of an animal (including insects), we must investigate its elementary characteristics. … Read more

Animals in dreams and dreaming animals

Animals in dreams: an example In this article I quote the excerpt from a dream of a young lady, to focus in particular on the motif of animals in dreams. Here is the dream as described by the dreamer: “I’m in a garden. I stare at it with a trusted person by my side. In … Read more

Dreams about drowning and water symbolism

Dreams about drowning and water symbolism Here is another of those very intense and unpleasant recurring dreams: dreams about drowning, dreaming of floods and “tsunamis”, dreaming of sinking into the sea. First of all, water in dreams represents emotions, something we cannot contain and control. Dreaming of drowning generally means that we tend to exclude … Read more

The feminine in the Tarot and the Virgin Mary

The feminine in the Tarot I would like to share with you some considerations about the feminine in the Tarot. In the OniroTarology method the term “feminine” does not necessarily coincide with “woman”. We’d better call it “feminine energy”, which exists in every man as well. It is what Carl Gustav Jung named “Anima”, defined … Read more

The Star of the Tarot and its alchemical symbolism

The symbolism of the tree I recently published a post about some symbolic themes underlying the Star of the Tarot. The Tarot Star can be defined as a “parturient” woman. I would now like to discuss a symbolic theme that is very dear to alchemists. A theme that we find on Arcanum XVII, the Star. … Read more

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