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Little Prince on Children Dreams

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Little Prince on Children Dreams

Wisdom of the Little Prince (2)

The book starts with Antoine telling us that he was highly impressed, when he was six years old, by a picture of a boa constrictor preparing to eat its prey.

Dreams from early childhood may carry important hints about the future life of the dreamer. In this case, it was not a dream, but a vision an intuition is a king of a vision)  that can be seen as a dream. And we detect a problem in the making.

Life is a journey, a hero’s journey. In mythology or in fairy tales, when the hero faces a dragon, he generally kills it. If he is swallowed by a monster, he fights his way out of its belly. But in Antoine’s vision, nothing happens. The story has no happy-end. This is an ill omen for Antoine’s life journey.

The book follows with the story of his first drawing, a hat that he claims to be a boa constrictor digesting an elephant. When Antoine shows it to grownups, they don’t recognize it. Apparently, at least for grownups, it was a hat. He showed it to some adults, and that was the answer he received: a hat.

He was disappointed. His intention was shown in a second drawing – an elephant inside the boa. Only after this second drawing could grownups understand him. This discouraged him from a career as a painter and was his first disappointment with grownups.

If you want more of the wisdom of the Little Prince, please click on:

  1. Little Prince on Creativity
  2. Little Prince on Children Dreams
  3. Little Prince on Depression
  4. Little Prince on Giving up
  5. Little Prince on Puer Neurosis
  6. Little Prince on Judging Oneself
  7. Little Prince on Flattery

I’m Roberto Lima Netto, a Jungian. I write Jungian books –  The Jungian Bible,  The Little Prince for Grownups — and Psychological thrillers – The Amazon Shaman, – In Search of Happiness.

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Pequeno Príncipe sobre Sonhos de Criança

Sabedoria do Pequeno Príncipe (2)

O livro começa com Antoine se dizendo impressionado, quando tinha seis anos, por uma imagem de jiboia preparando para engolir a sua presa.

Sonhos de infância podem trazer dicas importantes sobre o desenrolar da vida futura do sonhador. Neste caso, não era um sonho, mas uma visão ou uma intuição, que pode ter o mesmo significado de um sonho. Já podemos detectar um problema de Antoine.

A vida é uma jornada, a jornada do herói. Na mitologia ou nos contos de fadas, quando o herói enfrenta um dragão, ele geralmente o mata. Se é engolido por um monstro, ele luta e encontra seu caminho para fora de sua barriga. Mas, na visão de Antoine, nada acontece. A história não traz final feliz. Este é um mau presságio para a jornada de vida de Antoine.

O livro segue com a história de seu primeiro desenho, um chapéu que ele afirma ser uma jiboia digerindo um elefante. Quando Antoine o mostra para adultos, eles não reconhecem sua intenção. Veem somente um chapéu.

Antoine fica desapontado. Sua intenção é mostrada em um segundo desenho – um elefante dentro da jiboia. Somente após este segundo desenho on adultos puderam entendê-lo. Isto o desencorajou a prosseguir emuma carreira como pintor, e foi sua primeira decepção com os adultos.

Você está convidado a conhecer outras pérolas da Sabedoria do Pequeno Príncipe, clicando em:

  1. Pequeno Príncipe sobre Criatividade
  2. Pequeno Príncipe sobre Sonhos de Criança
  3. Pequeno Príncipe sobre Depressão
  4. Pequeno Príncipe sobre Desistência
  5. Pequeno Príncipe sobre a Puer Neurose
  6. Pequeno Príncipe sobre o Julgamento Próprio
  7. Pequeno Príncipe sobre Adulação

I was involved in the business world, as an executive of large companies and university professor since recently. I was the president CSN, the largest steel-mill of Latin America and was responsible for its turn-around. My first encounter with the teachings of the Swiss psychologist C. G. Jung, one of the greatest geniuses of the 20th Century, was during my midlife crisis. Reading "Man and his Symbols" at that time, inspired me to go into Jungian analysis and to begin devouring the writings of Jung and his disciples. Since then, I've been studying psychology, especially Jungian psychology and, after reaching my seventies, I decided to become a full time writer, specializing on books on Jungian psychology and psychological thrillers. Every masterpiece of literature can be absorbed through multiple interpretations, and yield powerful insights for our daily lives. My first Jungian book, “The Little Prince for Grown-ups“, in its fourth edition in Brazil, was based on the famous book of Saint-Exupéry. The second, - “The Jungian Bible” - interprets some stories of the Old Testament and world myths. As I get older and, with a bit of luck, wiser, I want to pass on to the younger generations the lessons life has taught me. Jesus Christ taught that it was easier to sell ideas with stories. Following the Master, I published in English "The Amazon Shaman" and "In Search of Happiness", two psychological thrillers around the theme of happiness.

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