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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 December, 2009

Why Dreams Deserve Our Attention

Posted By admin on December 31st, 2009

Dreams are occurrences which present a very special meaning to a person. Although the reason behind dreaming stays unclear, it clearly deserves our attention. They occur every night to almost all of us leaving feelings and emotions that seem too surreal to believe. Due to their very common nature paired with our own objective minds, it’s fairly easy for dreams to obscure their true meaning from seekers like us.

History has it that dreams are to be used for guidance and enlightenment, depending on one’s belief, culture and tradition. Due to this, dreams are deemed important in every aspect of one’s life particularly in their psychological, emotional and spiritual states. It was said that with every action comes a seed to be planted in your subconscious mind. This seed has an effect that is instantaneous and can even grow overtime, affecting even the decisions you make during your waking hours. With that said, it is safe to say that the subconscious mind is a roomful of accumulated perceptions, bound to affect a person psychologically. Dreams, on the other hand, provide the easiest way to reach your subconscious mind.

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Dreams and Their Interpretations in Psychology

Posted By admin on December 30th, 2009

Dreams have indeed baffled us since the beginning of time hence the many—and sometimes conflicting—interpretations to it. People whose dreams stirred enough interest in them started studying dream patterns in relation to human behavior and even fate. Some of the prominent figures in dream psychology are Alfred Adler, Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. Their interpretations garnered followers and believers the world over since theirs are, more or less, hitting the spot just right. They, too, were not spared from critics who have developed their own interpretation of dreaming but failed to withstand the test of time.

Modern science believes that there is something behind dreaming and that it will greatly benefit mankind if it can be figured. Freud, Jung and Adler, due to the extensiveness of their research, studies and tests made in the name of dream psychology stay, up to this day, as champions in the field. Their influence can still be felt and their studies are most sought after. Freud and Jung both believed that dreams have meaning. Freud strongly stood behind his findings that dreams are the road to one’s unconscious mind while Jung used symbols and archetypes which he later termed as collective unconscious. On the other hand, Adler raised the greatest contradiction for both Freud and Jung’s theories. Adler stated that dreams are generated by both the conscious and unconscious mind. Adler’s theory concluded that dreams are mere manifestations of our waking lives and can be used as a tool to detect problems, existing and potential ones, and ultimately arrive to a beneficial solution.

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Dreaming About Fireworks

Posted By admin on December 22nd, 2009

The New Year is almost here and fireworks will soon light up the sky to herald the start of another year.  This is probably one of the most festive holidays that mankind celebrates, what with family, friends and relatives visiting each other, and of course the fireworks display that has become more and more popular over the years.
And because New Year’s is a sign of new hope and another chance, fireworks are also associated with renewal and good luck.  To dream looking up at fireworks mean that there is good fortune ahead, most especially in the love life department.  Roman candles also signal wealth and good fortune.  They can also mean a more active social life to come.  It can also mean that you love being the center of attention.

Huge fireworks displays can also mean that a momentous change is about to happen.  Other interpreters feel that a person who dreams about fireworks or firecrackers is a happy and enthusiastic person.  However, be wary of firecrackers hitting you or being thrown at you, this can denote backstabbing friends who are going to hurt you in a bad way.

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Dreaming About Cats

Posted By admin on December 21st, 2009

Pet owners and in this instance cat owners probably dream about their favorite pets most often than not.  Pets are a part of life and most of us will probably have some sort of pet during our lifetime.  For the cat lover, you might be wondering why your favorite feline features in your dreams from time to time, so here are some dream interpretations of cats in dreams.

Some interpreters see cats in dreams as omens of bad luck.  Cats that attack you mean that there are enemies who are plotting your downfall.  Cats are also seen as omens for property loss.  Thin, dirty cats mean that there is fore coming bad news from absent family or friends.  Angry, hissing cats mean that friends are backstabbing you or are no longer loyal to you.

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Dreaming About Ice

Posted By admin on December 21st, 2009

People who dream about ice are usually repressed or need psychological help.  According to dream interpreters, these people have lots of locked up emotions inside. Dreaming about ice is the unconscious’ signal that there is too much emotion stored that needs to be released.  Interpreters say that this repression can be unintentional on the part of the dreamer or that the dreamer has denied these feelings for a long time.  In a way it is the unconscious’ way of expressing itself.

Standing on cracking ice is an omen telling the dreamer not to get ahead at the expense of others.  Ice also means that you do not care about others as much as they care for you.

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Improving Your Dream Recall

Posted By admin on December 1st, 2009

Now that we have explored the many possibilities of dreams, the only thing left for us to do is actually recalling our dreams! This proves to be a difficult task though especially when half the time, we totally forgot about our dreams. Good news is, our ability to recall dreams can be improved, if we really put some effort into it!

As theorized by dream experts, our “dream memory” is different from our “waking memory”. Must be the reason why we find it hard to remember our dreams by the time we’re fully awake. This can also be associated to how our subconscious and conscious mind operates. Aside from that, dreams usually manifest in fast sequences that maybe the mind finds it hard to keep up with, much less process it to bits.

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