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Elysium Psychology Pty Ltd chose the dragonfly as our logo as it represents the attributes of an individual that we value and wish to develop.

Maturity and a depth of character

  • The dragonfly symbolizes change in perspective through self development; the kind of change that has its source in mental and emotional maturity.

  • Traditionally Dragonflies are associated with water. The Dragonfly’s scurrying flight across water represents an act of going beyond what is conscious and looking into the deeper implications and aspects of life.

 Power and poise

  • The dragonfly’s agile flight and its ability to move in all six directions exude a sense of power and poise – something that comes only with age and maturity.

  • The dragonfly can move at an amazing 70 kms an hour,  hover like a helicopter, fly backwards like a hummingbird, fly straight up, down and on either side. What is extraordinary about this is  it can do this while flapping its wings a mere 30 times a minute while mosquitoes and houseflies need to flap their wings 600 and 1000 times a minute respectively.

  • An awe inspiring aspect of the dragonfly is how it accomplishes its objectives with utmost simplicity, effectiveness and power.

 Defeat of self created illusions

  • The dragonfly exhibits iridescence both on its wings as well as on its body. Iridescence is the property of an object to show itself in different colors depending on the angle and polarization of light falling on it.

  • This property is seen and believed as the end of one’s self created illusions and a clear vision into the realities of life. The magical property of iridescence is also associated with the discovery of one’s own abilities by unmasking the real self and removing the doubts one casts on his/her own sense of identity. This again indirectly means self discovery and removal of inhibitions.

 Focus on living ‘IN’ the moment

  • A dragonfly normally lives most of its life as a nymph or an immature. It flies only for a fraction of its life and usually not more than a few months. This adult dragonfly does it all in these few months and leaves nothing to be desired. This style of life symbolizes and exemplifies the virtue of living IN the moment and living life to the fullest. By living in the moment you are aware of who you are, where you are, what you are doing, what you want, what you don’t and make informed choices on a moment-to-moment basis.

 The opening of one’s eyes

  • The eyes of the dragonfly are one of the most amazing features. Given almost 80% of the insect’s brain power is dedicated to its sight and the fact that it can see in all 360 degrees around it, it symbolizes the uninhibited vision of the mind and the ability to see beyond the limitations of the human self.