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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 March, 2010

Healing with Dreams in Psychodramatic Therapy

Posted By admin on March 22nd, 2010

Dreams are part of our life in a way that mirrors are part of the vehicles you are driving – they tell you where you are and where you ought to go. In psychotherapy, dreams have always held the center stage, especially with psychodynamic approaches and traditional wisdom. In group therapies too, dreams are semantically important. In fact, in therapies like psychodrama, dreams are one of the important therapeutic tools used by the therapist to help the patient get over his anxiety/fears.

Recently, in an interview with psychotherapist and psychodrama trainer Daniel J. Tomasulo’s, author of Confessions of a Former Child (Graywolf Press, 2008), Dr. Tomasulo told that dreams give us a clue about how the unconscious part of our mind has come to understand information in our lives. It will often give a clue about our current struggle, and perhaps a way to perceive it in a helpful way. When dreams are repetitive, we should give them our attention. They indicate that our psyche is desperately trying to tell us something.

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Dreaming about drowning

Posted By admin on March 21st, 2010

To say that one dreams about drowning may be an understatement.  It would should probably mean a nightmare! To dream about drowning is never pleasant but dream interpreters see drowning as a sign from the subconscious that one is feeling overwhelmed in the waking world.

Drowning generally means that there is just too much of something in someone’s life.  Maybe the dreamer is overworked?  stressed?  or maybe tired?  It is the subconscious way of asking the dreamer to slow down, take stock and reevaluate perspectives.

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Dreaming about the cold

Posted By admin on March 21st, 2010

Nobody likes being cold.  A warm safe blanket is always a welcome cocoon especially on cold winter nights.  But some of us have dreamt of being cold.  We generally wake up feeling depressed, very cold and curled up in a ball.  So what do “cold” dreams mean?

Interpreters see dreams of being cold as the subconscious’ signal that one is too isolated from everybody else.  It is a signal that contact is needed from the constant isolation.  It can also mean that you are isolating yourself too much from your peers.

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Dreaming about flying

Posted By admin on March 20th, 2010

Most people like to dream about flying.  The feeling of weightlessness along with the sensation of being free is a good feeling to dream about.  But what are some of the meanings behind dreams about flying?

Flying over a landscape or above something means that you have overcome some sort of trial and are now enjoying the feeling of flying free.  Most interpreters see flying dreams as conquering dreams or gaining new perspectives.   Generally flying dreams mean you are on top of everything.

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Venomous Wisdom: Snakes in Dream Psychology

Posted By admin on March 19th, 2010

In most cultures, a snake is one of the most dreaded creatures in both waking life and in dreams. However, in some traditions, like Hinduism, it is considered divine and is worshiped. Yet other cultures, like the Chinese, associate snakes with wisdom and transformation. Dream psychology, accordingly, interprets the appearance of snakes in dreams differently, according to the culture, traditions, and/or symbolic meanings of subconscious forces.

In western (Judeo-Christian-Islamic) traditions, snake is generally a symbol of evil or Satan – an enemy of mankind. This also holds for dreaming of a snake, though dream interpretations vary according to the actual dreaming sequence or the dreamer’s role in relation to the snake. Watching a snake chasing you would mean an enemy machinating against you, in real life, possibly for inflicting bodily harm. Many snakes together, in a group or pit, indicate bad luck in professional and/or personal life. Similarly, if a dreamer sees him/herself killing a threatening snake, it points to victory or dominance over the enemy or adversary in real life.

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