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What does it mean when you dream about dismemberment?

Dismemberment is a very ancient and widespread motif in initiation, especially in shamanistic initiation, in which one is taken apart and put back together in a renewed, improved form. If the experience does not feel unpleasant during a dream, dismemberment may well indicate the closing of one phase of life and rebirth into a new phase. If accompanied by strong emotions of fear and anxiety, dismemberment may simply reflect a feeling of “coming apart.”

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The media coverage of laws to ban the dismemberment of living unborn babies could have been written by Planned Parenthood and NARAL.
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