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dialogue of the psyche
DREAMS: sequence images, sounds and feelings experienced when sleeping
SEMANTICS: linguistics. the study of meaning.

http://www.dreamsemantics.com/2009/02/the-wise-old-man/

This archetype was described as Carl Jung as a person with great judgment and wisdom.  The wise old man is sometimes referred to as the Sage. This archetype is characterized by being old, bearded, father-figure type who uses his great personal knowledge of the world and offer guidance through stories and may impress upon his [...]

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Archive for September, 2009

Night terrors in children

Posted By admin on September 22nd, 2009

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Night terrors are quite common in children aged 2-6 but can occur at any age.  Statistics show that as many as 15% of young children have experienced night terrors.

Children who have had night terrors usually wake up screaming and sweaty.  Parents usually describe their kids as suddenly bolting upright in bed shaking with fear.  Children will usually have wide open eyes, will almost usually scream and cold sweat, erratic breathing and shaking are also common.

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Kabbalah and Dreams

Posted By admin on September 7th, 2009

http://www.dreamsemantics.com/2009/09/kabbalah-and-dreams/

Kabbalah has a very interesting interpretation of dreams but one that can also be deemed true by most. According to Kabbalah, our physical life is just a borrowed time. During our waking moments, we function as regular people and do what others can also do in the physical world but when we sleep, we ascend to a higher place where we are properly nourished and guided. This higher level of existence is free from any bonds that hold us down and it can only be achieved when we sleep. Furthermore, it was said that the reason why we need to sleep is for the soul to have time to renew and cleanse itself of the day’s accumulated dirt.

Further explained is how dream works. According to Kabbalah, there are two types of dreams. One is conceived by the subconscious mind while we’re awake. These are physical experiences we had which the mind remembers and carries as we sleep. These can also be sensations, desires, emotions, and just about everything that occupies the mind at the moment. In this kind of dream, one can determine and understand his reactions, habits and traits since it exists in a world that is nonjudgmental. In other words, what you see in this dream is the real you. However, if one has no desire of improving his being, most of your dreams are blocked or blurred because the mind has no intention of recognizing it.

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Shakespeare and Dreams

Posted By admin on September 6th, 2009

http://www.dreamsemantics.com/2009/09/shakespeare-and-dreams/

Upon closer look to his very wide collection of literary works, it is easy to see how Shakespeare was drawn to dreams and supernatural occurrences, enough to influence his masterpieces. It is common for a Shakespeare character to dream of an impending doom or for it to adapt an archetype even if the word itself wasn’t even born yet. Many scholars who studied his literary works even thought that Shakespeare’s characters may even be the basis of all psychoanalytic studies later on—particularly that of Freud’s.

Critics believed that Shakespeare had unwittingly introduced the concept of dream theories most psychoanalysts use today and eventually, changed the way we see dreams in general. Shakespeare had been vocal eversince about his belief that dreams are portent of the future as evident in his dream quotes as well. Some of his most popular pieces are marked by dreams prior to major turn of events but what really embodied his belief are the dream-like settings he so fondly used for most of his masterpieces, one of which being the play “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” where the absurd, magical world of faeries was brought to life. Moreover, dreams and visions played a big part in the play Macbeth as almost every action made by its characters was based on their perception while asleep.

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