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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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    Re: A Chat With Jordan Peterson

    TBH,
    It will be later in the week before I will be able to provide a full analysis of your dream. In the meanwhile if the type of book in your dream was mentioned that would be helpful. Also, is there anything you have in common with Jordan Peterson {besides reading his books}? He has health issues including severe depression. In your dream it is getting dark and starting to rain which can point to the similar issues. Bumping into Jordan Peterson {a clinical psychologist who is very familiar with Jungian psyche} may be relevant to your own psychology.

    As for the meaning of the quote. Peterson said, "if you want to win, you'd really want to win it". 'Win it' may be something to ponder. What could 'it' be? "you don't get it" could point to something in your unconscious {dreams are about unconscious energies} you don't understand. Psychology attempts to get to things you don't understand.

    As for the quote, "if you sort of give in (the vibe I'm getting here is 'to fate / outcomes / circumstances'), you will still win but on the losing end". What is it in your life you could or need to give in to? You may be on the losing end of something in the short term but in the long run you will win. Psychologically speaking how would that fit in your life?

    A full analysis will help in understanding the dream. If the questions I present have relevance knowing how they fit will be most helpful.

    Jerry

    Age & Gender & Location {Required}: 70 Altoona, Fl

    Re: A Chat With Jordan Peterson

    Gerald M Gifford
    TBH,
    It will be later in the week before I will be able to provide a full analysis of your dream. In the meanwhile if the type of book in your dream was mentioned that would be helpful. Also, is there anything you have in common with Jordan Peterson {besides reading his books}? He has health issues including severe depression. In your dream it is getting dark and starting to rain which can point to the similar issues. Bumping into Jordan Peterson {a clinical psychologist who is very familiar with Jungian psyche} may be relevant to your own psychology.

    As for the meaning of the quote. Peterson said, "if you want to win, you'd really want to win it". 'Win it' may be something to ponder. What could 'it' be? "you don't get it" could point to something in your unconscious {dreams are about unconscious energies} you don't understand. Psychology attempts to get to things you don't understand.

    As for the quote, "if you sort of give in (the vibe I'm getting here is 'to fate / outcomes / circumstances'), you will still win but on the losing end". What is it in your life you could or need to give in to? You may be on the losing end of something in the short term but in the long run you will win. Psychologically speaking how would that fit in your life?

    A full analysis will help in understanding the dream. If the questions I present have relevance knowing how they fit will be most helpful.

    Jerry
    Hi Jerry,

    Thanks for the response. I'll try my best to address the things you've pointed out.

    "In the meanwhile if the type of book in your dream was mentioned that would be helpful."
    The book that I saw in my dream was a (maybe a cloth over) hardcover type of book in black/dark brown colour. Not awfully big, just a regular sized book. I remember flipping through the pages when I was asked to see what's in the book. It was full of words, and I saw the page number that it was over 230 something pages. Strange to see such small detail. Jordan had the same copy of book too.

    "Also, is there anything you have in common with Jordan Peterson {besides reading his books}? He has health issues including severe depression. In your dream it is getting dark and starting to rain which can point to the similar issues."
    Now, this is a bit tough. Obviously I do not know the man personally, and if there's anything, I think he's a man in his own league. So it never occur to me to attempt to compare myself with him. Haha. I wouldn't say that I have any serious health issues, but I do have allergic issues that causes sensative skin, itchiness, scars of that sort. Something that I just have to live with it. As for depression, I wouldn't want to throw around with that term lightly but I've been dealing with a couple of things in the past years (incidents and mistakes) that has made me unhappy, feeling useless like a piece of s***, aimless, maybe even mood killer or sometimes in a state of limbo and I would just want to disappear. These feelings do occur every now and then when those thoughts of what happened in the past comes up in my mind. Whether if that is depression or not, is something I wouldn't want to come to a quick conclusion. If there is anything in common with Jordan Peterson that would be our high regard of the bible.

    "Bumping into Jordan Peterson {a clinical psychologist who is very familiar with Jungian psyche} may be relevant to your own psychology"
    Perhaps you mind expanding on that, like in what sense?

    "Peterson said, "if you want to win, you'd really want to win it". 'Win it' may be something to ponder. What could 'it' be? "you don't get it" could point to something in your unconscious {dreams are about unconscious energies} you don't understand. Psychology attempts to get to things you don't understand."
    That is something that I would have to ponder.. There are things that I don't understand. Those things that has happened in the past that I've mentioned in the previous point.

    "What is it in your life you could or need to give in to? You may be on the losing end of something in the short term but in the long run you will win. Psychologically speaking how would that fit in your life?"
    Interesting that you see it in that way. I thought "if you sort of give in" would imply that I've been letting things slip out (to give in) to chance or outcomes with inaction. And if I were to follow that train of thought, then the second part of the quote becomes sort of a mystery to me. Almost like an unknown warning.

    "You may be on the losing end of something in the short term but in the long run you will win."
    The difficult part to grasp that sentence is that both elements of winning and losing happen at the same time in the outcome, "you will still win but on the losing end". Instead it's not losing something now and winning later in the long run. And the question is how does the second part of the quote connects with the first part of the quote and how does the second quote presents itself as an explanation to the first quote to form a coherent sense.

    Other additional info that might be of help is I'm an infp person. Maybe that could influence my perception or attitude towards how I view things of things.

    Thanks.

    Age & Gender & Location {Required}: 35, male, Malaysia

    Re: A Chat With Jordan Peterson

    TBH,
    I appreciate the added info. The more I know about your personal life {you feel comfortable in sharing} helps with my analysis. It will be tomorrow before I am able to analyze the dream {I do so in detail, interpreting by sentence and the individual images, actions and symbols}. It can take several hours to do this.

    Jerry

    Age & Gender & Location {Required}: 70 Altoona, Fl

    Re: A Chat With Jordan Peterson

    Hi Jerry,

    Sure, do take your time.

    Thanks!

    Age & Gender & Location {Required}: 35, male, Malaysia


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