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Chimney Sweeping…

Posted in Theresa Duncan with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 17, 2015 by Mj Rains

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The symptoms of Bertha Pappenheim and the explication of memories or “the talking cure” in psychology…

via: The Wit of the Staircase

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A woman needs to be put in the mood…

Posted in The Deep with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 5, 2014 by Mj Rains

Back Seat RomanceHere is a short piece of advice to all men, lovers, friends, boyfriends and husbands of women out there from The Female Brain by Louann Brizendine, M.D. (make yourself get a copy and read it instead of blaming us for your pitiful lack of understanding…)…

“A woman need to be put in the mood. Before sex, there has to be a soothing and smoothing of the relationship, and she has to be able to stop being annoyed with him. Anger at one’s partner is one of the most common reasons for sexual problems. Many sex therapists say that, for women, foreplay is everything that happens in the twenty-four hours preceding penile insertion. For men, it’s everything that happens three minutes before. Since many parts of a woman’s brain are active at once, she must get into the mood by first relaxing and reconnecting positively with her partner. This is why she needs a good twenty-four hours to get in the mood, and why going on vacation is such an intense aphrodisiac. It allows her to unplug from daily life stress. So men, yes, bring out the flowers, chocolates, and sweet words–they work.  A woman can’t be angry at her man and want to have sex with him at the same time.  And women, tell your men that if they plan on criticizing you or starting a fight on the day they are hoping to get lucky, they should think again.  They will have to wait for the twenty-four hour clock to reset before you’ll be ready.”

Check out this website! 1000 Fights

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Esoteric Quote

Posted in "Wit"icisms" with tags , , , , , , , on August 15, 2013 by Mj Rains

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I think, perhaps, since I’ve been reading psychology books, that I might be going crazy…or that maybe I’m not ‘going’ anywhere…but am already there.

Since the stars have fallen…

Posted in The Deep with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 23, 2013 by Mj Rains

Stars_by_DerTyrannSince the stars have fallen from heaven and our highest symbols have pales, a secret life holds sway in the unconscious.  That is why we have psychology today, and why we speak of the unconscious. All this would be quite superfluous in an age or culture that possessed symbols. Symbols are spirit from above, and under those conditions the spirit is above too.  Therefore it would be a foolish and senseless undertaking for such people to wish to experience or investigate an unconscious that contains nothing but silent, undisturbed sway of nature.  Our unconscious, on the other hand, hides living water, spirit that has become nature, and that is why it is disturbed.  Heaven has become for us the cosmic space of the physicians, and the divine empyrean a fair memory of things that once were.  But “the heart glows,” and a secret unrest gnaws at the roots of our being.

~from The Nature and Activity of the Psyche, by C.G. Jung

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A dream is a little hidden door…

Posted in The Deep with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 16, 2013 by Mj Rains

battle of the light“The dream is a little hidden door in the innermost and most secret recesses of the soul, opening into that cosmic night…”

“…in dreams we put on the likeness of that more universal, truer, more eternal man dwelling in the darkness of primordial night.”

In_Dream_by_Virus69“The dream is often occupied with apparently very silly details, thus producing an impression of absurdity, or else it is on the surface so unintelligible as to leave us thoroughly bewildered.”

“Dreams are impartial, spontaneous products of the unconscious psyche, outside the control of the will.”

_heart_s_chakra__by_janek_sedlar-d5rlc4y“One would do well to treat every dream as though it were a totally unknown object. Look at it from all sides, take it in your hand, carry it about with you, let you imagination play round it, and talk about it with other people.”

Dream words source: Psychological Reflections, C.G. Jung

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