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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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Dreaming in color

Do people dream in black and white or in color?  This is probably one of the most often asked questions when talking about dreams.  Some people say that they dream in color, while other say that their dreams are in black and white.

The answer is that people dream in black and white and in color.  The problem is that when we wake up, the dream is sometimes forgotten; therefore when we start to recall the dream it is in black and white because some of the essential elements tend to be missing.

Picture this.  You dream about being visited by The President of the United States and some aliens.  You will probably worry whether they came in a UFO or if you have something good to serve them rather than wonder what color tie the president is wearing or why the president has come to call on you with some aliens in tow in the first place!

When dreaming there are some elements that are amiss, this is why people automatically say that they dream in black and white.  However dreams that focus on color find that dreamers can recall that color vividly.  This is because this was the central theme of the dream.

Studies have also shown that people like artists who are more exposed to color can recall more accurately the colors in their dreams compared to people who are not.

As an exercise before you go to sleep, try to focus on a single color and remember it.  Try to see if you can recall seeing that color when you dream.

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