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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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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
Idaho, the Coeur d'Alene Indians, and Coyote Tricksters Raven As Trickster Australian Tricksters: Disrupting the Ancestral Order Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2021 at myths symbols sandplay
Let go of the things you like to make room for the things you love. Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2021 at myths symbols sandplay
Thank you, Adeline
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The seed represents potentiality, latent power, and the male principal. As a feminine symbol, the seed is fertility, life to be, and growth. Symbol of the Center, from which the Cosmic Tree of Life grows. In Hinduism, the seed is the Divine Spirit, Atman (the Sanskrit spirit of the highest... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2021 at myths symbols sandplay
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As the days lengthen, the temperature begins to rise. The trees begin to leaf out. I hope you are finding a renewal of spirit along with the spring season. Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2021 at myths symbols sandplay
For World Mythography Part I see February 21, 2021 post Using a regional paradigm, myths can be examined as they relate to geography and culture. Following is World Mythography: Part II Northern Europe – myths are from medieval literature of the Scandinavian northlands and Germanic legends; recorded by Christian monks,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2021 at myths symbols sandplay
Mandy, Thank you for your comments and for your info about more rabbit deities. I am always open to more information. Check out the list on the blog home page - Category: Hare/Rabbit for 8 posts about rabbits.
One way to understand and classify myths is through a regional paradigm; which views myths in a cultural and geographical framework. Following is a brief summary of world mythography, Part I. (Part II posted March 11, 2021) Egypt – myths are dominated by gods, kings, and priests; the cult of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2021 at myths symbols sandplay
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Sun & Moon lizard by Jose Calvo & Magaly Fuentes In general, lizards represent good will, health, and regeneration. As a lunar creature, the lizard was believed to be tongueless and to have subsisted on dew, therefore a symbol of silence. Lizards that warm themselves in the sun were associated... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2021 at myths symbols sandplay
World Mythography Part I World Mythography Part II Lizard Symbolism Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2021 at myths symbols sandplay