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What's your sign? Discover the world of signs and symbolic meanings.

What's your sign? Discover the world of signs and symbolic meanings.
Signs and symbols run like rivers through our lives. Because they are constant, we owe it to ourselves to closely investigate their meanings. In short, understanding symbolism can equip us for a better life. Adopting the power of symbolism helps us learn more about ourselves and our world. Incorporating our own personal emblems into our lives serves us in areas of self-discovery and self-expression. Moreover, understanding symbol meanings allows us to learn more about our past, present, and future, and leads us to broader awareness on many levels.

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Thematic Apperception Test The Thematic Apperception Test, or TAT, is a projective psychological test. Proponents of this technique assert that a person's responses reveal underlying motives, concerns, and the way they see the social world through the stories they make up about ambiguous pictures of people.[1] Historically, it has been among the most widely researched, taught, and used of such tests.[citation needed] History[edit] The TAT was developed during the 1930s by the American psychologist Henry A.

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Is the Universe Conscious? -This post is excerpted, with changes, from the book Darwin, God and the Meaning of Life by Steve Stewart-Williams - available now from , , and . Take out a piece of paper and draw a vertical line right down the middle. On one side of the page, make a list everything in the world that you're sure is conscious; on the other, make a list everything that you're sure is not. Unless you're one of those people who pretends that consciousness doesn't exist, it's a safe bet that you'll have human beings on the conscious side; probably you'll have at least some other animals there to keep them company too. Unless you're a New Ager or mentally unbalanced, it's a safe bet that you'll have things like rocks and potato peelers on the other side, the unconscious side.

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