hp mythology — draco malfoy and hermione granger as cupid and psyche

they say his father didn’t speak to him for a week when he found about the two of them. he’d denied the feelings for so long, and she’d never said a word of tenderness to him before, but that moment in the manor broke something inside of him. his heart. he had not know he owned one.

it took her a long time to see beyond the shell of a monster he war, but once she glimpsed his beauty, shined a light to the darkness, there was no turning back.

There is, however, a strong empirical reason why we should cultivate thoughts that can never be proved. It is that they are known to be useful. Man positively needs general ideas and convictions that will give a meaning to his life and enable him to find a place for himself in the universe. He can stand the most incredible hardships when he is convinced that they make sense; he is crushed when, on top of all his misfortunes, he has to admit that he is taking part in a ‘tale told by an idiot.’
—  Carl Jung, Man and His Symbols
Take a Test

Read the following questions, imagining the scenes in your mind, and write down the FIRST thing that you visualize. Do not think about the questions excessively.

1. You are walking in the woods. Who are you walking with?

2. You are walking in the woods. You see an animal. What kind of animal is it?

3. What interaction takes place between you and the animal?

4. You walk deeper into the woods. You enter a clearing and before you is your dream house. Describe its size.

5. Is your dream house open, or surrounded by a fence?

6. You enter the house. You walk to the dining area and see the dining room table. Describe what you see on and around the table.

7. You exit the house through the back door. Lying in the grass is a cup. What material is the cup made of (ceramic, glass, paper, etc.)?

8. What do you do with the cup?

9. You walk to the edge of the property, where you find yourself standing at the edge of a body of water. What type of body of water is it ?

10. How will you cross the water?

This has been a relational psychology test. The answers given to the questions have been shown to have a relevance to values and ideals that we hold in our personal lives. The analysis follows.

1. The person who you are walking with is the most important person in your life.

2. The size of the animal is representative of your perception of the size of your problems.

3. The severity of the interaction you have with the animal is representative of how you deal with your problems (passive, aggressive).

4. The size of your dream home is representative of the size of your ambition to resolve your problems.

5. No fence is indicative of an open personality. People are welcome at all times. The presence of a fence is more indicative of a closed personality. You’d prefer people to not drop by unannounced.

6. If your answer did not include food, people, or flowers then you are generally unhappy.

7. The durability of the material with which the cup is made is representative of the perceived durability of your relationship with the person from number 1. For example, Styrofoam, plastic, and paper are disposable; Styrofoam, paper, and glass (ceramics) are not durable; and metal and plastic are durable.

8. Your disposition of the cup is representative of your attitude toward the person in number 1.

9. The size of the body of water is representative of the size of your sexual desire.

10. How wet you get in crossing the water is indicative of the relative importance of your sex life.

cassandra, the king’s loveliest daughter
ariadne, the king’s loveliest daughter
psyche, the king’s loveliest daughter

cassandra, who spat in the face of a god
ariadne, who solved the unsolvable
psyche, who lit the candle in the dark

cassandra, who warned them
ariadne, who only tried to help
psyche, who just wanted to know

cassandra, who was dragged from the temple
ariadne, who was abandoned in the moment of victory
psyche, who was sent into the underworld

cassandra, who was killed
ariadne, who was found
psyche, who was reborn

cassandra, who rejected a man
ariadne, who aided a man
psyche, who braved death for a man

princess turned madwoman
princess turned wife
princess turned goddess

—  a.f. - can you see the pattern?

William Newell Hull - Diagram showing the Senses and Mind Functions, “New Light on Psychology”, 1905.

1. The Door of Attention
2. Consciousness
3. The Eye Road to Consciousness
4. The Sense of Smell Road
5. The Sense of Taste Road
6. The Hearing Road
7. The Sense of Touch Road
8. Memory
9. Recollection
10. Phantasy
11. Imagination
12. The Reflective Powers
13. The Will
14. The Spirit

Ever Dream This Man?

In January 2006 in New York, the patient of a well-known psychiatrist draws the face of a man that has been repeatedly appearing in her dreams. In more than one occasion that man has given her advice on her private life. The woman swears she has never met the man in her life. That portrait lies forgotten on the psychiatrist’s desk for a few days until one day another patient recognizes that face and says that the man has often visited him in his dreams. He also claims he has never seen that man in his waking life.The psychiatrist decides to send the portrait to some of his colleagues that have patients with recurrent dreams. Within a few months, four patients recognize the man as a frequent presence in their own dreams. All the patients refer to him as THIS MAN. From January 2006 until today, at least 2000 people have claimed they have seen this man in their dreams, in many cities all over the world. At the moment there is no ascertained relation or common trait among the people that have dreamed of seeing this man. Moreover, no living man has ever been recognized as resembling the man of the portrait by the people who have seen this man in their dreams.

Several theories have been developed to explain the mysteriously recurring presence of this man:
According to Jung’s psychoanalytic theory, this man is an archetypal image belonging to the collective unconscious that can surface in times of hardship (emotional development, dramatic changes in our lives, stressful circumstances etc.) in particularly sensitive subjects.
According to this theory this man is the image of the Creator, that is to say one of the forms in which God manifests himself today. 
It is the most interesting theory and the one that has the greatest implications, but it has also the lowest scientific credibility. According to this theory this man is a real person, who can enter people’s dreams by means of specific psychological skills.
This is a scientific psycho-sociological theory which claims that this phenomenon has arisen casually and has progressively developed by imitation. Basically when people are exposed to this phenomenon they become so deeply impressed that they start seeing this man in their dreams.