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Metaphor

Metaphor & Project Sanctuary

Contrary to public opinion, metaphor is not a form of linear language, just using "funny words" instead of "real words".

Neither is metaphor the "language of the unconscious mind".

Metaphor is the place where the conscious mind meets the data stream of the energy mind, and where both may communicate in a fashion.

Metaphors arise from the internal representations we make naturally because we are human beings, and we think in terms of rivers and mountains, wolves and tigers, trees and flowers. We don't "think" the word m-o-u-n-t-a-i-n, we see/hear/feel/sense/scent/touch/experience the reality of being somewhere and experiencing being in the presence of a mountain, when we "think" or "talk" of a mountain.

Metaphor arises naturally when we seek to describe experience and internal representations, and the only way to understand metaphor is to turn the w-o-r-d-s BACK into internal experiences, then we understand them.

Understanding the language of metaphor is THE one single human skill which, if mastered, will absolutely guarantee that you get to understand people, societies, structures, symbols, systems and eventually, even yourself.

Metaphor Story Raise The Titanic by Silvia Hartmann

Metaphor teaching story about Raising The Titanic by Silvia Hartmann

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The Wishing Elf

The Wishing Elf

Do you remember when you were small, perhaps you made a wishlist at some time. Perhaps you wrote to Father Christmas, or perhaps you just made one on a scrap of paper just for yourself one day.

Perhaps you stood in front of an ancient wishing well and closed your eyes and threw your coin, and then another, and then another?

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The Ocean Creature

The Ocean Creature

Shovelling the ocean with a teaspoon.

So, that's how it is.

A weary drop at a time ...

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Hatching Money

Hatching Money

I wrote the story "Witch Proud" this afternoon and a little while later, went to bed, still in that state the story does describe, evoke, whatever one might call it.

Hypnotically suggest, at that.

Either way, I got to thinking about many things and their energies and how they might benefit from being awoken in that manner.

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In The Demon Bar

In The Demon Bar

I was standing in the demon bar, when this lapsed catholic came sidling over.

As they tend to be, he was pallid under his sweat. He tugged at his shirt collar and said nervously, "Hot here, isn't it."

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Effortless Goal Setting Through Clever Use of Metaphor

Effortless Goal Setting Through Clever Use of Metaphor

An automatic goal generating process based on the metaphor work of brilliant UK trainer/researcher Silvia Hartmann - Project Sanctuary.

Contributed by Christine Sutherland.

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In Sanctuary

In Sanctuary

In Sanctuary is a powerful, short metasong story from the book of fairy tales, The Golden Horse.

This story concerns a little girl who demanded far more from the world around her than was seemly ...

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City In The Sky

City In The Sky

City in the sky is a classic metasong - a description of a Project Sanctuary habitat in the form of what one might call a metaphor poem.

The original vision/experience also inspired a painting.

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The Golden Horse

The Golden Horse

This is a beautiful PS story in classic fairy tale format for those who may need a time of healing, a spark of healing creativity and a little magic ...

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Metaphor - What's That?!

Metaphor - What's That?!

Would you like to know what metaphors really are, and how to work with metaphors most powerfully, regardless of whether you want to do this for therapy, for art, for creativity or simply because you know there's something incredibly magical about metaphors?

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The Red Stilettos Game

The Red Stilettos Game

This is a very, very neat Project Sanctuary game that, if played correctly, will help "align the planes and the totality".

Its name comes from the observation that many women wear red stilettos on the outside, which are the sign of sexual availability, or the metaphor thereof, but "on the inside", they are really a librarian who wants to be admired for their book learning. Or vice versa!

This sort of thing is a form of massive incongruency which causes - well, catastrophes, really, from their love life to their "self concept", What it does to their energy systems, I can't begin to imagine, only that it can't be good, whatever that is ...

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Metaphors, Poems, Language & Life - 12 Top Tips

Metaphors, Poems, Language & Life - 12 Top Tips

Confused or mystified about metaphor, simile, poetry and language? Need homework help on poems and metaphors? Is it all too much like standing in the middle of an enchanted realm but someone's tied your eyes shut and you just can't find the knot? Don't despair! Here's a really short, easy and simple 12 point mini-course on all things metaphorical!

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Reliable Creativity Part 1

Reliable Creativity Part 1

Must creativity be spontaneous to be real?

Can creativity and creative states be manufactured? Is creativity and accessing creative processes an accident, a gift from the muses or can it be ...

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Metaphor Poem, Examples of Metaphor Poems by Silvia Hartmann

Metaphor Poem, Examples of Metaphor Poems by Silvia Hartmann

Metaphor Poem, Examples of Metaphor Poems joy, creativity, tranquility, shakespeare, by Silvia Hartmann

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Metaphor Story about Change The Egg by Silvia Hartmann

Metaphor Story about Change The Egg by Silvia Hartmann

NLP style metaphor teaching story for change and not giving up hope by Silvia Hartmann

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Metaphor Story Teaching Story   The Masterpiece   by Silvia Hartmann

Metaphor Story Teaching Story   The Masterpiece   by Silvia Hartmann

Do you know what a masterpiece is? Let yourself adjust with this metaphor teaching story by Silvia Hartmann

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Metaphor Magic - Snow Globes VS Thought Balls

Metaphor Magic - Snow Globes VS Thought Balls

Think metaphor is random silly stuff done by people who aren't clever enough to think clearly? Limited to religious or hippie types? Not real hard information? Well, then think again..

Metaphor is an information transmission device which is exponentially more *information dense* than linear thought expression and indeed, one cannot actually get by in the n-complex systemics of the human mind or energy system without speaking this information rich super-language. Here is a teaching example as to what happens when someone takes a metaphor, namely the "Snow Globe" from the EMO technique of the same nature, and translates it into the "more sensible sounding" format of linear thought and calls them a "Thought Ball" - and just HOW MUCH would be lost in doing so.

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Metaphor Article Metaphor Magic - Thought Balls VS Snow Globes

Be careful before you mess with metaphor!

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Metaphor Article Why Metaphor Silvia Hartmann

Why metaphor is the one and only true language of all humankind Silvia Hartmann

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Christine & Wealth

You're welcome to share my sanctuary story.  In short, I asked for a representation of abundance in all things material (and specifically money).  Up came a vast field of buttercups, golden in the sun.

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Metaphor Story Teaching Story Paper Ball by Silvia Hartmann

Metaphor Story Teaching Story Paper Ball by Silvia Hartmann

NLP style metaphor teaching story about getting things done for real by Silvia Hartmann

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Fairy Tale - The Golden Horse by Silvia Hartmann

Fairy Tale - The Golden Horse by Silvia Hartmann

A Story for all ages in classic fairy tale format about freedom and redemption

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