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 The Living Symbol and OniroTarology

Dreams about arrows and Tarot symbolism

Dreams about arrows Dreams about arrows belongs to the category of weapons-related dreams. A more modern version of dreams about arrows is about dreaming of shooting with a gun or a rifle. The symbolism behind these dreams, albeit with due differences, is similar. Another type of dreams concerns dreams with sharp weapons (read here!). Tarot … Read more Dreams about arrows and Tarot symbolism

The dream of Gilgamesh interpreted with Tarot

La Torre dei Tarocchi

The dream of Gilgamesh The famous dreams of literature can offer the inspiration for interesting exercises of OniroTarology, trying to find out the meaning of a dream with the symbolism of the Tarot. In this exercise we address the “Dream of Gilgamesh”, narrated in the ancient “Epic of Gilgamesh“. I also use this example to … Read more The dream of Gilgamesh interpreted with Tarot

Dreams about snakes and snake symbolism in Tarot

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Dreams about snakes Dreams about snakes are probably one of the most ancestral recurring dreams. I draw inspiration from a dream of a ten-year-old girl commented by Carl Gustav Jung and described in the book “Children’s dreams” to talk about the symbol of the snake in the Tarot. Here is the description of the dream: … Read more Dreams about snakes and snake symbolism in Tarot

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 Animals in dreams and dreaming animals

Psychological Types and Tarot: a Jungian perspective

The 4 suits of the Tarot and the jungian psychological types Jungian psychological types and Tarot suits seem to be symbolically connected. The characteristics of the four psychological types are summarized briefly in a sublime way by Jung himself: Sensation is that psychological function which, through the senses, tells us that something exists; the Thinking … Read more Psychological Types and Tarot: a Jungian perspective

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 feminine in the Tarot and the Virgin Mary

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