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Carla Huffman, MFT
Denver, CO
Always interested in the meaning of people, places, and things.
Interests: the psyche, good books, gardening, quirky movies, good conversation, music
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Summer time is the perfect time for my whole house, garage, and garden declutter project. I am concentrating on editing everything. Have been busy going through every closet, box, nook, cranny, and square foot of my garden. Getting it all ready to sell, donate, and pass along to others to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2022 at myths symbols sandplay
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"The journey of the hero is about the courage to seek the depths; the image of creative rebirth; the eternal cycle of change within us; the uncanny discovery that the seeker is the mystery which the seeker seeks to know." ~ Joseph Campbell The Hero's Journey Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2022 at myths symbols sandplay
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SOLD Unique handmade clay figures. Can be used as sandplay miniatures or as a gift for yourself or someone special. Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2022 at myths symbols sandplay
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SOLD As I add sandplay miniatures to my Etsy shop, you will see new items in the Etsy photos at the upper right section of the blog home page. Vintage hand carved Nazca Lines stones available in my Etsy Shop RememberThat1. Link to shop at top right of opening blog... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2022 at myths symbols sandplay
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Stretching across nearly 200 square miles, the Nazca lines are legendary. Hundreds of figures include giant spiders, monkeys, humming birds, fish, sharks, llamas, lizards, and more. The glyphs have lasted for over 1,500 years due to the dryness of the region. Spider The glyphs were made by the Nazca people... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2022 at myths symbols sandplay
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Zodiac literally means animal circle and is the symbol of celestial glory, the complete circuit dome of light, firmament, halo, lofty sentiments, pathway of fate, and time. The zodiac is also the field of sun hero epics. The lunar zodiac is a circle of twenty-eight star groups associated with the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2022 at myths symbols sandplay
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In Roman mythology, seahorses were the steeds of Neptune, deity of the Upper Waters. As attributes of Neptune, they represented cosmic forces and the rhythm of the waves. They were also the steeds of Poseidon, a Greek sea god. Daily, Poseidon rode through the ocean on a chariot pulled by... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2022 at myths symbols sandplay
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The owl has both positive and negative symbolism. The wise owl is associated with many forms of the Crone goddess who embodied wisdom and morality. Women associated with the wise owl are Lilith, Athena, Minerva, Blodeuwedd, Anath, and Mari. The negative aspect of the owl as a death bird appears... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2022 at myths symbols sandplay
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Hello readers, I will be taking some time for myself and family until after the new year. Sending you all the best for happy holidays and a healthy and adventurous New Year! Carla Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2022 at myths symbols sandplay
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Available online at my Etsy shop RememberThat?. The link is on the blog homepage. Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2021 at myths symbols sandplay
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Available online at my Etsy shop RememberThat?. The link is on the blog homepage. Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2021 at myths symbols sandplay
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New miniatures posted at my online Etsy shop: RememberThat? Link available at top right of blog’s homepage. Vintage Lakeshore Learning children. Great for sandplay or play therapy. Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2021 at myths symbols sandplay
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New miniatures posted at my online Etsy shop: RememberThat? Link available at top right of blog’s homepage. Vintage Lakeshore Learning female teens. Great for sandplay or play therapy. Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2021 at myths symbols sandplay
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Everything comes to you at the right time. Be patient. Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2021 at myths symbols sandplay
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J.C. Cooper, in An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Traditional Symbols, offers the following information regarding gestures of the hand: On the breast – submission, the attitude of a servant or slave Clasping – union, mystic marriage, friendship, allegiance Folded – repose, immobility Covering the eyes – shame or horror Crossed at... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2021 at myths symbols sandplay
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In Sumerian myth, Nammu is the Great Serpent Goddess. She represents the dynamic power of waters beyond, beneath, and around the earth. Legend tells of her regenerative and creative powers. As goddess of the abyss, she gave birth to earth and heaven. Nammu brought forth the cosmic mountain An-Ki, Heaven,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2021 at myths symbols sandplay
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The Upanishads, sacred texts that form the basis for Hindu philosophy and doctrine, were composed from 600 to 300 B.C. A collection of stories, hymns, metaphors, and dialogs, the focus or lessons of the Hindu texts are the concept of: an interior place, which is the source of being; enlightenment;... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2021 at myths symbols sandplay
Believe you can and you're halfway there. Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2021 at myths symbols sandplay
Future blog posts will include: Gestures Three-Way Motifs Great Fulcrum of the Cosmos Great Serpent Goddess Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2021 at myths symbols sandplay
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Bark painting: female and male mimi Most Australian tricksters are benign but there are those who create chaos and sickness. The Ngangjala-Ngangjala and the Wurulu-Wurulu often disrupt or subvert the ancestral order. The Argula are tricksters related to sorcery. The tricksters known as the mimi can inflict sickness, while the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2021 at myths symbols sandplay
Hello Erica, Please see the "Bibliography" category on the right side of the home page for resources used in my research for my blog posts. I do not have a specific reference for this Water Symbolism post. A variety of books/articles on water symbolism would be helpful for your thesis. A lot would depend on your specific topic related to water symbolism. Keep in mind that symbolism can vary by region and culture. Carla
Toggle Commented Jun 22, 2021 on Water Symbolism at myths symbols sandplay
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Jai Johnson, Art Collections I once had the pleasure of traveling in the state of Idaho. I took the scenic route (how could any part of Idaho not be a scenic route?). I drove 1,250 miles in three days. From Boise, I drove northeast on the Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2021 at myths symbols sandplay
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Designed by Julie Thompson Spanaway, United States Raven appears in Northwest Coast and Arctic story cycles as a trickster who is responsible for assisting humankind. He is responsible for bringing light to the dark world, creating and transforming of parts of the earth, naming plants, and teaching animals. Raven is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2021 at myths symbols sandplay
A trickster is a character in a story who exhibits a great degree of intellect or secret knowledge and uses it to play tricks or otherwise disobey normal rules and defy conventional behavior. In researching the topic of tricksters, I found it most interesting that the majority of stories involving... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2021 at myths symbols sandplay