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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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    A Tony Soprano Dream

    Tony Soprano has a dream in which he rides in the back of his father's old Cadillac: Carmela {his wife} drives and Ralphie {not familiar with this character} sits in front of him with a caterpillar on his bald head that changes into a butterfly or moth. The person next to Tony is Gloria Trillo {Tony's mistress} at first, but changes to Svetlana Kirilenko {nurse & cousin to Irian, another of Tony's mistress}. Tony discusses the dream in therapy and Dr. Melfi {his therapist} suggests that it means that Carmela is in control and Tony wants to square the changes in the lives of the others in the car with her.

    Very simple interpretation of the obvious in the dream; Carmela driving the car, she is in control

    changes the caterpillar turning into a moth/butterfly
    Gloria changing into Svetlana

    But can one leave it to the simple and ignore the deeper possibilities? Change or a needed transformation? Besides himself, four of the five characters in his dream are female. And of course we know Tony is following in the footsteps of his father, where he also played second fiddle {back of his father's old Cadillac}.
    Oh, what lies beneath the surface of Tony Soprano? With Jung there is that deeper look into the psyche, via the dream. Tony is a fictional TV character {I've only seen a couple of episodes}. But real life motivations can be understood if there is a deeper look into the psyche, learning to recognize the reasons for behaviors, which can be accomplished by delving into the person's deepest psyche. The dream is a direct connection to the psyche. Interpreting a dream is searching the deepest psyche.

    I believe there is enough evidence recorded here at the Forum {from the posted dreams and the interpretations} that will verify the truth of these statements. If Tony Soprano can have his dreams analyzed, why not everyone else?
    Understanding the simple isn't always easy. Understanding the deeper stuff, that can be frightening. But it needs to be done to find that balance in life. The Dream Forum has become a learning place for many of us and it gives us the opportunity to help others understand their dreams.
    If we can provide others with direction, by understanding themself through their dreams, we're doing a good thing, and that motivates me. There is a spiritual aspect within the psyche. A truth, often vertified at the Forum.
    As Jung said, those who discover their spiritual Self, discovers their true self.

    We all must experience the hero adventure!

    Jung also said those of his patients who found a spiritual identity were cured of their illness, psychological, and often physical. And many became Jungian therapists.

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    Re: A Tony Soprano Dream

    Thanks for MDS and the Forum Gerard. And thanks to all those who contribute by seeking dream interpretation and/or offering their valuable insights.

    Exploring the deep Psyche with Jung and Campbell, and the assistance of many wonderfully gifted guides on this Forum IS a trip worth taking...

    the Dream Forum

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