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Dreams - What They Are and Their Function
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 attempt to reveal 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 at Power of Dreams

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    Classic Interpretation of Two Dreams Posted by Kim

    When you become adapt at using Jung's method of interpreting dreams, and have consciously expanded upon your intuitive skills, the dream opens up and the symbolism becomes understandable. Not that you can say, 'this is the meaning of your dream', but instead 'this is what the dream points to'. Jung provides us with the tools to understand the dream process and our intuitive skills let's us see more clearly the possibilities within the dream.

    Kim has posted two dreams that illustrate my point. She in fact had the first dream interpreted by others who used techniques other than Jung. But not until I gave my interpretation using Jung did she see what the dream was really addressing. She knew then what the dream message was. It fit.

    I want all to take a look at these two dreams and the process I used and the results from my conclusions. It verifies once again that Jung is right is about his assumptions of how dreams function. I will take some credit for the intuitive part but it is Jung's philosophy of the psyche that provide the true insigts to understanding our dreams.

    The dreams are:
    {1}friend and a headstone

    {2}Pass the Paper

    I want to thank Kim for responding to my interpretations. She has provided new insights into how the dream functions.
    Gerard

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