talinghaga


Talinghaga is a process of reflection, contemplation… it is thinking and seeing in metaphors, and it entails a matter of inner sight. As per Sikolohiyang Pilipino studies, talinghaga is one construct of Filipino values and personhood. Can you, a modern day Pilipino, develop talinghaga? I know you can! It’s already there within you. Talinghaga is part of Filipino holistic thinking. De Guia writes in Kapwa that its “a...

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Carl Jung, founder of analytical psychology, saw dreams as images wrought with symbolism generated by the psyche. Jung and his followers brought together their findings of world mystical and mythological symbolism through the ages to use them as guides to bring about psychological breakthroughs and spiritual transformation. Jungian therapists use the deeper, ancient meanings of symbolism in order to help...

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To come to know the baybayin symbols’ deeper meanings, we will need to be aware of our tacit knowing. …a corporeal or postural schema gives us a practical and implicit notion of the relation between our body and things. In this way we experience presence which, in the pre-verbal period of early childhood is a situation seemingly without distance, one of immediacy. It is this aspect of perception, of presence in a world...

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For us western and westernized/colonized people, the concept that a symbol within an alphabet as having a deeper meaning may be beyond our usual understanding of what we considered to be the alphabet’s only purpose—to convey various sounds of language. In order to recognize that the Philippine baybayin symbols may in fact contain deeper meanings we have to become aware of how our Westernized thinking gets in the way of...

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