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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 the myth

    gerard,
    just wanted to say how happy i am that you have incorperated the power of the myth series onto mds,
    it is one thing to read the words in the book,
    but to hear the words spoken with such authority and wisdom from the great man himself is another,
    i am always moved by his absolute passion and sincerity,
    the power of the myth is a must for all,
    steve

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    Re: power of the myth

    Steve,
    I am grateful that they have become available via Youtube. It was these videos that changed my life, and many thousands of other lives over the past 20 years. As you said, it is one thing to read the words but to hear them provides a deeper perspective of what Campbell was trying to communicate. I hope everyone will take time to watch them in their entirety. So much 'gnosis' to be gained, secrets of the psyche one could say. On the surface it mayt be inetersting stuff. But a deeper examination, watching and listening, can provide insights that one normally gloss over. It either 'catches' you, or you miss out. I believe if one is prepared, ready for the adventure, the catching is synchronistic. with that readiness. It happens just when it is supposed to.

    At least that is my thinking. And experience.

    Gerard

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