Wednesday, October 17, 2012


This video uses winter to symbolize death and depression. The river also is an example of life as it moves from a slow pace to a faster pace. The leaf that is traveling is an orange leaf which means that it has fallen from the tree. The leaf that has fallen gives us the idea that it has died. As the leaf travels through the river the scenery changes from fall to spring which gives us the idea of life and death. The leaf eventually walks to the leafless tree and dawn approaches which means the tree is back to life full of leafs.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


The origin of my name Guadalupe) is from Mexico. In Mexican history this if the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary.  In the 16th century the Virgin Mary or Nuestra SeƱora de Guadalupe supposedly appeared in a vision to a native Mexican man.
My parents decided to name me Guadalupe because of my grandmother, her name was also Guadalupe.
One of my sacred centers would have to be my home. This is because I feel love, comfort, and support when I am there.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

In the song “A Fish on Land,” Lhasa De Sela uses the symbols and archetypes of water, fish, and breathing to express the theme of life struggle. According to Anthony Stevens, “fish are water creatures, they are gifts of the Great Mother as well as a symbolic content of the collective unconscious” (337). A fish gasping for air suggests struggling to live: “And he could breathe again and then he grew and he became a man” (Sela, par.3).  A fish on land can die but if “dropped him in water and he could breathe again” (Sela, par. 3).   

Sunday, September 23, 2012


One quote I find confusing is, “the best possible formulation of a relatively unknown thing, which cannot for that reason be more clearly or characteristically represented”.

Here are the three quotes I found interesting.

“Human dreams are spontaneous, involuntary events which generate symbols every night of our lives”.

“A good therapeutic rationale exists, therefore, for working analytically with dreams, for it is a process which can open up the personality to new symbolic meanings rich in implications for the life of the dreamer and possessing potentially enormous transformative power”.

“Symbols tolerate paradox and can combine contradictory ideas; words are about one thing or another”.