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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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    Power of Myth Video Now at Myths-Dreams-Symbols

    Great news! I have discovered at Google Video and I have created pages for the first two, original, video programs'The Power of Myth' with Joseph Campbell {interviewed by Bill Moyers}. There are 6 one hour programs {they were first televised on PBS in 1988}, most of which was filmed at George Lucas Luke Skywalker Ranch in California.

    If you aspire to truly understand Jungian psyche, his dream psychology {how to interpret dreams} a course in Campbell is the best way to begin. Campbell was a Jungian {although many of
    those personally close to him don't like that description
    }. But his ability to articulate thought and wisdom is opposite the most difficult language Jung often used.

    Campbell was a great storyteller. He would site a myth, a story or a fairytale and you realize so much you never had never thought of, insights, wisdoms, and sometimes grand realizations. Many subscribe to Campbell's work with probably the best known being George Lucas. Lucas based his Star Wars trilogies on Campbell mythology {The Power of Myth Intro 3:30 minutes}. There are many blockbuster movies that are based on the patterns introduced by Campbell The Hero's Journey in Film. These are some of the videos I feature at Myths-Dreams-Symbols.

    Here are the videos. Enjoy!

    The Power of Myth Part 1 Time 56:49 minutes

    The Power of Myth Part 2 Time 56 minutes

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    Re: Power of Myth Video Now at Myths-Dreams-Symbols

    Hi Gerard

    these are fantastic - thanks: I have sent the links to a number of friends - such 'easy' access to Campbell etc

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