Celtic Symbolism | Egyptian Mythology | Greek Mythology | Self-Development | Shamanic Symbolism

Woof or Wolf? The Esoteric Meaning of Dog Symbolism

Esoteric symbolism can be used as self-healing psychology. In this article, I am going to show you how by explaining the esoteric meaning of dog symbolism. In exoteric accounts – information intended for “the masses” (them asses), you will read “the dog spirit totem” represents alertness, loyalty, companionship and protection. As pets, well-trained dogs are…

Mental Health | Psychology | Self-Development

The Adonis Complex: Body Dysmorphia Disorder in Men

There’s nothing wrong with wanting to look your best – at least not until your physiological appearance becomes an obsession. But when worry about your body image starts to drive self-destructive behaviour you have an Adonis complex. The Adonis complex is a label that is typically associated with men because its primary focus is building…

Health | Meditation | Neuroscience | Self-Development

Neuroplasticity: Superpowers of Self-Development

Did you know it’s possible to change your mind?  You’re probably thinking, “Yes, my girlfriend does it all the time just to confuse me.” Haha, yes, but that’s not what I mean. I am talking about changing habitual patterns of thinking so that you react differently to situations.  Also known as brain plasticity, neuroplasticity is…

Archetypes | Greek Mythology | Psychology | Self-Development

Psychology’s Shadow Archetypes: Grandstander Bully

The Grandstander Bully is a shadow aspect of the Hero archetype initially promulgated by Carl Jung. The eminent psychologist was among the first psychoanalysts to draw comparisons between ancient mythology and the human psyche. Modern psychology has furthered Jung’s initial inquiry and categorised aspects of human nature that relate to the 12 main archetypes and…

Buddhist Symbolism | Celtic Symbolism | Self-Development | Shamanic Symbolism

The Symbolic Meaning Of Stag and Deer

In the mainstream – or exoteric circle – the stag/deer is recognised as a symbol of spiritual authority. More precisely, the symbolic meaning of the stag is given as regeneration, intuition and gentleness. These interpretations of the symbolism are not entirely wrong. However, they only give you a small piece of the jigsaw. Subsequently, the…