The subject of archetypes is vast and a powerful subject for people in many cultures and time. The next group of Jungian archetypes are sometimes called the Soul types whereas the previous archetypes we explored are often known as the Ego types.
Welcome to Synchronicity Publishing LLC ’s blog. This is a special blog to me because we are starting a series exploring archetypes. The term “archetype” came from ancient Greek. The root words are archein, which means “original or old” and typos which means “patterns, model or type.” Combining these means “original pattern” of all similar persons, objects or concepts that are copied or modeled in some form.
Mandalas have been deeply healing important in my life. Recently I realized that it is time for me to write a series of blogs on this vast subject. Humans have been hard wired to symbols throughout time. So let’s start by talking about the importance of some of the basic mandalas and colors in helping us balance and heal ourselves in today’s hectic world. Continue reading “The Power of the Mandala”
Over five years ago I was in Trinidad to visit my daughter and her family. On that trip I had an experience I will never forget. We went to the North part of Trinidad and saw large sea turtles come ashore, lay their eggs, cover them up with sand and then go back into the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean. It was late in the season so we were also treated to the sight of hundreds of baby sea turtles hatching out of their shells and scurrying down to the sea bravely. Turtles have always been important to me. Continue reading “TURTLE the Symbol for Mother Earth, Longevity & Awakening to Opportunities”
Growing up my grandmother and I would go to the Pt. Loma Lighthouse to watch the whale migration every year. They send chills up and down my spine, especially when they jump out of the water splash back down as they dive deeply into the ocean. Years later I went on an Alaskan cruise, and saw both Killer Whales and a huge pod of Humpback Whales close up. It was amazing. Seeing whales is a tremendous blessing I will always treasure. Continue reading “The Awe Inspiring Whale”
Part of the joy of living in the Rocky Mountains for me is the incredible variety of animals I get to see often. Hawks, eagles, coyotes, fox, deer, birds of all types, squirrels, moose and elk are all part of my environment. I so love seeing herds of elk on my road, behind my home or on the hillside while I drive to town. Continue reading “The Power of the Elk”
I adore hummingbirds. The thrill of watching them return every spring fills me with boundless joy and happiness. When I travel I am so pleased to see hummingbirds in so many different parts of the world. There are over 300 species of hummingbirds. They can fly forward and backward, up and down with such great speed while swiftly beating their little wings; they can even hover in the air. Continue reading “The Power of Hummingbirds”
This June I will be part of a wonderful educational cruise to Alaska.
As I think about that cruise I remember all the amazing creatures that were there when I went years ago with a friend. In the Pacific Northwest, the Raven was believed to have brought forth life and order to earth. The Native Americans of the area believed the Raven stole the sunlight from one who would keep the world in darkness. Raven is honored in art and on totem poles throughout Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. Continue reading “The Magical Raven”
The natural essence of the Universe is perfect harmony. Just because we don’t always see it that way, doesn’t mean anything is really out of balance. Spirals, labyrinths, numbers, and other symbols create a myriad of intersecting landscapes for us to investigate. Our lives are intimately connected to everything. Continue reading “Healing, Happiness and Harmony”
Most of us have either done dot to dots as children or watched kids do them. If not we have some experience with dot to dots as a concept or game. I have had many realizations that different aspects or conditions or situations actually form patterns and stories in my life that are beyond my comprehension. Continue reading “Life As a Dot to Dot”