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Dreams are a succession of images, actions and sensations that occur involuntarily in the mind primarily during the REM stage of sleep. Dreams are unbiased, spontaneous products of the unconscious, outside the control of conscious will. The act of dreaming is physical but the contents of dreams is psychological. They are NATURAL expressions of the dreamer's emotional/personal life illustrating experiences that possess strong emotional energies. Although there are literal applications in dreams the primarily language is symbolic, metaphorical of the dreamer's emotional energies.
  • 1. Dreams are about the emotions, emotional energies of the person who is dreaming. They offer advice and a deeper understanding of our waking life as well as the foundations for the emotional energies of the dreamer.

  • 2. The language of dreams is symbolic, but also with literal applications {literal waking experinces}. The symbolic images and actions are metaphors for the patterns or motifs for the dreamer's emotional/psychological/physical life. Every character in a dream is a different aspect of an unacknowledged aspect of the dreamer and/or a prevalent situation in the person's life involving actual persons/experiences {dreams will address both aspects}.

  • 3. The purpose and function of dreams is to guide the conscious self to achieve wholeness and offer a solution to the problems in waking life. Solutions to problems and conflicts from everyday life, as well as the deeper underlying issues, 'emotional injuries' that stem from the foundations of the dreamer {early life experiences and trama experiences in life}.
    ---Dreams reveal vital information that expose the authentic emotions and feelings that are often concealed from the conscious mind.
    ---Dreams compensate for conscious attitudes and personality traits that are out of balance.

  • 4. Dreams are intentional. Nature provides us with dreams to understand and help heal emotional conflicts/issues. Just as the body has the immune system to heal and protect, the psych{ology} has the dream.

  • 5. Dreams possess 'Archteypal' representations. Archetypes are universal, original patterns and images that derive from the collective unconscious and are the psychic counterpart of instinct. An archetype is an inherited tendency of the human mind to form representations of mythological motifs-representations of the symbolic images/actions without losing their basic emotional pattern. Dreams and mythology share the same archetypal images, myths as illustrations of the universal patterns and dreams as illustrations of personal patterns.

  • 6. All dreams have at least two meanings or applications. One is the symbolic representation metaphorical of the emotional energies and the second being a literal application where a person, place or experience is addressing a real life experience. More about this in the Basics of Dream Analysis section

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    snakes

    Had this dream last night. My previous snake dreams have been very frightening, but this one was different so i thought i would share!I am in my house where i now live and notice that there are big yellow and black snakes with diamond patterns, slithering out of a rat hole and back into another rat hole in the same wall, underneath my table. i am not afraid, but amazed and intriged and curious. I am watching them coming in all different directions and increasing in number and size. I can't remember if they were hunting the rats or if they were turning into the rats! As the dream progresses, i am outside and there are snakes everywhere in the grass, all different sizes and colours.There are also several two-headed snakes. I have to watch where i step because i have no shoes on, this is risky but not terrifying! In another part of the dream, i am picking up these small grey snakes that are in a circle, head to tail, and i bite one behind the head, taking out a chunk of flesh, then i do the same near the tail. I throw this one out and then get another one and start doing the same! The snakes are alive but seem indifferent to me eating them!

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    Re: snakes

    I think the dream has to do with a hidden sexual desire, as well as being careful of betrayal (snake in the grass).

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    Re: snakes

    Thanks for your reply carlos. I think you are right about the sexual element to the dream. I dont quite understand the two headed snakes, or the ones in a circle that i was eating. I also think or hope there are other aspects to the snakes, like transformation, even a sign that something powerfull is moving!

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    Re: snakes

    Edwina,
    The dream seems to be addressing current attitudes you hold '{I am in my house where i now live}' as opposed to past actions or experiences {even though the past experiences could be the same today}. One aspect of the dream that strikes me is a possible warning '{I can't remember if they were hunting the rats or if they were turning into the rats}'. Perhaps there are aspects of your life, including sexual desires, that you are engaging in that may be dangerous. Or better yet a rational fear you are turning into something other possess that you do not feel is right. By hunting 'rats' you may addressing guilt feelings and doing so those feelings of guilt only manifest themselves even more. You may be turning into that thing you feel is wrong but because of desires you can not resist. The snakes are everywhere, they have taken over. And with real snakes there may be danger in trying to corral too many, the risk rises with each encounter.

    As for snakes symbolizing transformation. The dream could be addressing that also. Perhaps the transformation is the realization that desires can often be negatives in your life is left uncontrolled. Biting the head of the snake may be your own head biting at you. Biting the tail could be, well let's say 69 is a convenient way of addressing those sexual aspects.

    Are there any other changes taking place in your life that would fit a 'transformation? If so then where would the rats fit in with that? Look at the dream dictionaries to see what other possible meanings rats would fit with in your life beyond the sex thing. The dream may use random symbolic gestures in describing your emotional state but in the end the dream is addressing your emotional self in a fashion that is not random but fits neatly with your true waking life.

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    Re: snakes

    usually 2 headed snakes have a dominant head and the other head is just there surviving. there ia power struggle there. YOu may have 2 primal urges, one being sex, and something else just following along surviving.

    It may be that you feel that if you give in to a primal sexual need your other primal urges, like survival will become secondary to this.

    THe transformation that is clear could be that that having these hidden urges flowing freely through you will lead to something negative. The snakes that might be converting have a yellow and black pattern. those are danger signs in any place you go to in the world. They are sharply contrasting colors meant to get your attention. They are under the table meaning that they are hidden, not out in the open. You may be creating a place or tim e for yourself where this situation can roam freely and are not concerned about it, otr doing anything to protect yourself from this.

    The 2 headed snakes reinforce this idea as you are in danger of being led by a primal urge that will consume you and lead to negative feelings within you.


    Ironically you literally are consuming the snakes too. THe snakes don't mind, so I think this can mean that you are not effectively addressing this issue.
    the snakes in a circle make a structure that has no begining and no end, yet you consuming the snake from its begining and its end. I am not sure of this but I think you may think that there is a begining and an end to this, but your sub is telling you otherwise, or vice versa - you may think there s no begining or end to this but there is a begining and an end to it.

    I am not to sure on this point. YOu can figure it out. think about it.

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    Re: snakes

    Thankyou both for your insights. I am aware of the sexual symbology of snakes, but i really am not sure if it fits with this dream. The two headed theory, seems to ring true. These snakes were not moving, although both heads seemed to be equal, so i think these represent a kind of "stuck" feeling i have. As for eating the snakes in a circle, my friend helped me out on this one, sugesting it represents the biggining and end (or not) of life. The cycle of life. I am working on reviewing my life at this moment, and so i think this represents me trying to 'digest' chunks of my life without necessarily taking in the whole picture. Thanks again for your responses, you have given me much to think about!

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