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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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Dreams and Literature

It was said that great compositions come from great, imaginative minds. True enough, poets, story tellers and even musicians almost always pick up an idea or two to create magnificent compositions in their dreams. In fact, some claim to have written a whole masterpiece just by vivid dreaming.

It’s a known fact that the imaginative ability of one’s mind comes from the subconscious side of the brain. It’s the side where everyday important and trivial activities are conceived and catalogued accordingly. Your deepest desires are locked and guarded in the subconscious mind as well while the conscious mind holds the key. Meanwhile, dreaming gives the opportunity for the subconscious mind to unleash and reveal itself to heart’s content. This must be the reason why imagination flies high while in dreaming state.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge claimed that his famous Kubla Khan was conceived after a dream while Giuseppe Tartini had gone as far as exchanging his soul to the devil for The Devil’s Sonata, all occurred while dreaming. Novelist Robert Louis Stevenson, claimed that he got ideas for his short story Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in his dreams. They’re just some of the many great compositors who owed their masterpieces to their dreams.

Although there were criticisms toward these claims such as drug addiction and personality or mental illnesses, the power of dreams cannot be denied. Scenarios are best played without inhibitions, even detectives who are fully consumed with their cases see evidences that are otherwise overlooked as dreams have no boundaries and it can go as far as it can reach.

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