from Webster's 7th New Collegiate unless noted
archetype - the original
pattern or model of which all things of the same type are representations
consciousness - awareness,
especially of something within oneself...
dream - a series of
thoughts, images, or emotions occurring during sleep.
ego - the conscious part of the personality that is derived from the id through contacts with reality and that mediates the demands of the id, superego, and external reality.
id - the undifferentiated source of the organism's energy from which both ego and libido are derived.
instinct - a complex
and specific response by an organism to an environmental stimuli that
is largely hereditary and unalterable, does not involve reason, and
has as its goal the removal of a "somatic" (inst.
note: physical, relating to the body) tension.
intuition - immediate
apprehension or cognition;
mandala - a /Hindu
or Buddhist graphic symbol of the universe; specifically, a circle enclosing
a square with a deity on each side.
menhir - a single upright rude monolith usually of prehistoric origin.
myth - usually a traditional
story of ostensibly historical events that serves to unfold part of
the world view of a people or explain a practice, belief or natural
neurosis - a functional
nervous disorder without demonstrable physical lesion.
pathology - the anatomic
and physiologic deviations from the normal that constitute or characterize
disease (Instructor's note: by implication, here, mental disease,
primeval - of or relating to the earliest ages
primitive - not derived;
psyche - (A beautiful
woman of ancient mythology loved by Cupid).
psychic - of or relating
to the psyche.
psychology - the science
of mind and behavior.
shaman - a priest
who uses magic to cure the sick, to divine the hidden, and to control
subconscious - existing
in the mind but not immediately available to consciousness.
superego - a major sector of the psyche that is only partly conscious and that aids in character formation by reflecting parental conscience and the rules of society.
symbol - something
that stands for or suggests something else by reason of relationship,
association, convention, or accidental resemblance, especially
a visible sign of something invisible.
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