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Sigmund Freud shaped our understanding of the unconscious like no other psychoanalyst. At this non-place within each human being he localized the instinctive, the repressed and the suppressing as well as the various ego instances beyond the conscious ego....

The author reveals how an inner instance within us communicates with us through the sometimes surreal and provocative images of our dreams and wants to show us a way by on the one hand living out our inherent desires and on the other hand leading a life in harmony with life itself....

In the Middle Ages there existed female Christian religious communities called Beguines, in which women led a relatively self-determined life beyond marriage, motherhood and membership to a nunnery....

Man has always sought techniques and methods to approach the unconscious and interpret its images and archetypes. A technique to illuminate the unconscious is that of klecksography. In modern psychology, the well-known and controversial Rorschach test follows the tradition of mystical ink blotches....

It is not easy to choose a meditation. The meditation “market” offers an overwhelmingly vast array of techniques. Yet surely, many of them are not necessarily suitable for us - though who could tell what “suitable” exactly means? Would “suitable” imply a technique that feels effortless, natural and in line with our character and inclination? Or would “suitable” be a meditation that goes against our character and compels us to transcend ourselves and overcome our automatic patterns and therefore, feels...