Kokology is the study of kokoro (Japanese: 心) which in the aforementioned language means “mind” or “spirit”. The Kokology book series was created by Tadahiko Nagao and Isamu Saito, a professor at Rissho and Waseda Universities in Japan and an author of a number of bestselling books regarding psychology and relationships. The main focus is the analysis of the deep psyche using theories from Freud and Jung. Kokology Questions typically are “guided” Day Dreams or Submodalities.
When you look up into a star-filled sky at night, sometimes it’s possible to lose yourself in the infinite depths of space. We may be aware of their vast distances from the earth, yet the stars still look like friendly messengers and granters of dreams when we see them twinkling in the dark. As the hours grow late, it’s a comfort to look up and have their distant power to draw upon.
For this game, you’ll need paper and a pencil.
- First, draw three stars of different sizes.
- Next, draw a comet’s tail on one (and only one) of your stars.
Written in the stars: Kokology key
The stars combine a glittering image of the power to grant wishes and make dreams come true with a sense of distance and unattainability. Stars determine our present and give a hint of things to come. Your drawing illuminates your work life in general and your current career path in particular.
The largest star you drew represents the job you hold now, its potential, and its disappointments. If the difference in size between that star and the other two is not very great, it signifies dissatisfaction or at least disinterest in your career, a willingness to shop around and keep your options open. Watch for an unexpected call from headhunter. They have ways of finding these things out.
On the other hand, if your job star is much larger than the others, it indicates you’re deeply absorbed and committed to your current path. Your concern should be not to fall into the trap of workaholism. All work and no play is no way to live.
In cultures throughout history and around the world, comets have been seen as harbingers of disaster and cataclysmic change. The star you gave a comet’s tail to represents trouble looming on the horizon. If it’s on one of the smaller stars, you’re in luck; the heavens have overlooked for you now. But if your largest star is a comet, it might be a good time for you to bring your resume up-to-date. The stars never lie.