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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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    Life, and Death as an Experience for the Soul

    It is prerequisite in the study of Jungian psyche to make an in-depth inquiry into the issue of a soul. The soul as a part of who we are as much as is the mind and the body. So what is the soul?

    What makes Jung different is his fundamental ideology/concepts include a 'metaphysical self', a part of our being that is beyond the physical. The metaphysical aspect that incorporates the soul. The soul is a functional complex in the psyche which powers our whole being, mind, body, soul {in Greek psyche/psychí means soul}. Jungian psychology is basically the study of the soul {psyche/psychology}.

    The Soul as Energy
    We all are human animals with conscious abilities and awareness with a core energy that powers the source of our being. That core energy is the soul. But you can't find the 'magical power source' on an operating table, under a microscope, it is to the eye and mind invisible. Much like the nano microchips that power complicated electronic devices, the soul a similar source of powering energy. Except it is smaller than the smallest possible size for anything in the universe {which is equivalent to around a millionth of a billionth of a billionth of a billionth of a cm across, a decimal point followed by thirty four zeroes and a one}. For most that is illogical or not practical. Consider the falling.

    If the universe started with a big bang and derived from a nothingness source of energy to what we experience today as real, why not a bit of that energy within every thing that requires a 'source' for life energy? We can explain life through science but science outside the chemical energies can not explain the source of the energy for life. How and why does that energy translate into the biology of life? We have an established theory of how it all began {big bang} and by those standards why not the soul as the source energy for all earthly life?

    Death and the Soul-A Theory
    My theory as laid out provides an explanation for the soul as the source energy for life. But what happens to the soul at death? If it is an energy is it extinguished upon death? Fire is an energy, a mixture of gases as its vaporized fuel. Pour water on a fire and the energy is snuffed out. But the soul is different. It is the body that dies but the soul survives. The energy that is equivalent to around a millionth of a billionth of a billionth of a billionth of a cm across is a permanent entity just as is the source for the big bang. The ultimate source for both is unknown and probably unknowable. Any hypothesis is suspect so what can be best explained outside scientific discovery is called philosophy which employs the rational tools of logical analysis and conceptual clarification in lieu of empirical measurement. Under this premise the source for the soul is as explainable as is the big bang.

    My thesis on the soul upon death is it goes back into the universe seeking a new experience. An experience not of conscious awareness beyond than just 'experiencing. Something like a jellyfish without physical characteristics. A jellyfish can turn back time by reverting to an earlier stage of their life cycle. The same applies to the soul.

    Life is an experience for the soul. Immortality is not possible for the physical body but the soul energy is forever. Identify with the energy and live life in that and death becomes but one stage of the soul's journey. As Mark Twain stated:


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    Re: Life, and Death as an Experience for the Soul

    The jellyfish I referred to in my above post is the Torritopsis dohrnii also Known as the immortal jellyfish. It turns out that once the adult form of the 4.5 mm-wide species Turritopsis dohrnii have reproduced, they don’t die but transform themselves back into their juvenile polyp state. Their tentacles retract, their bodies shrink, and they sink to the ocean floor and start the cycle all over again. Among laboratory samples, all the adult Turritopsis observed regularly undergo this change. And not just once: they can do it over and over again. Of course with the human {animal} soul would lose its physical body and only the soul energy would survive.

    It’s not just the immortal jellyfish that can rise from its own ashes. In 2011, a marine biology student in China kept a moon jellyfish (aurelia aurita) in a tank. When it died, he kept the body in another tank. Three months later, a new tiny polyp was growing out the top of the moon jellyfish. This regeneration process has now been found in around five species of jellyfish.

    Of course for human {animals} it is the soul that survives and the body dies permanently. I use the jellyfish to illustrate that nature does support immortal energy sources and that the 'soul' energy survives despite the demise of the physical properties of a living thing. The energy is immortal, the physical properties of the body is not.

    Read more about the Immortal Jellyfish at BBC Earth: The jellyfish that never dies.

    Torritopsis dohrnii


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