SIGN AND SYMBOL IN THE INTERPRETATION OF THE DREAM

Posted On Dec 11 2017 by

My paper approaches Carl Gustav Jung’s psychoanalytical perspective on the phenomenon of dreaming and on dream’s interpretation. Preparing the theoretical context, we will first identify the main criteria to distinguish between sign and symbol, as well as the limits of other approaches of the topic. My goal is to discover the most fruitful perspective on studying the dream, in order to highlight more elements belonging to human unconscious, as this enterprise could help us know ourselves better as human beings. Afterwards, we will present some considerations about the cultural correspondences that the interpretation of this phenomenon of dreaming could help …


IMAGES ARCHETYPALES ET SYMBOLES DU PRIMORDIUM DANS LES PROSES DE MICHEL TOURNIER

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Our work aims to analyse several archetypal images and symbols specific to primordiality, as they are updated in the mythological inspirational prose of Michel Tournier. In our analytical approach, we will use the instruments of mitocracy and myth analysis. Starting from Tournier’s texts and the myths of Paradise and the Golden Age, we identified these archetypes and archetypal images related to Primordium: Chaos, Transcendence, Paradise, Androgynous, primordial couple. The number of symbols that updates these invariants is impressive but our analysis focuses on the following elements: forest, darkness, night, primordial waters, fire, island, rain, bird, butterfly, mountain.


PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION IN PAUL RICOEUR’S WRITINGS

Posted On Nov 11 2015 by

My article’s topic regards the role of Paul Ricoeur’s philosophy in the theoretical clarification of symbol and symbolic function, and also his contribution to the psychology of religion. This contribution is made possible by the author’s extensive theoretical considerations about interpretation, hermeneutics and the phenomenology of religion. My approach here aims at underlining also the author’s unity of thinking through time, in all the connected issues, in his various writings.


IMAGE BEFORE HISTORY: A COMMUNICATIONAL APPROACH

Posted On Jul 27 2012 by

Communication and image are phenomena conditioned by society and culture and they define the human being. Apart from the space of interaction and interpretation, image and communication could not exist. The latter provides the spread of images, while the first gives sense to communication. This paper aims to investigate the pre-logical elements of image, by analyzing the ancestral structures – archetypes – and their way of expressing human feelings – myths and symbols – in order to reach the historical forms of image and to reveal the key role that communication plays in the way that images are constructed. I …