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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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Posts Tagged ‘Dream Interpretation’

Throwing a ball in a dream

Posted By admin on September 10th, 2012

The shape of the object in this type of dream is symbolic of completeness.
A ball, a circle, a ring all signify completion. Repetition or “going in circles” should be regarded as the flip side to this.

To the conscious mind throwing a ball is part of a game. We either win or lose. Pitching motion would indicate a person in control. If throwing the ball to another person this may signify an open or unsettled dialogue. An un-pitched idea or conversation not had, may be troubling the mind.

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The Psychology of Nightmares

Posted By admin on July 22nd, 2010

A nightmare is surrounded by hidden dream meanings that cause strong, negative feelings and responses. Typically, nightmares instantly bring a feeling of fear because of the danger and discomfort that it brings to the dreamer. Certain dream symbols direct people to see and associate negative feelings that provides a clinging feeling that inhibits a person to return to sleep. But what do these nightmares really imply?

Nightmares definitely contain unpleasant dream symbols that people would wish to avoid. There are many suppositions that aim to keep a person away from nightmares and the horrid dream interpretations that cultivate fearful thoughts and feelings. Although nightmares bring negative feelings, its appearance in one’s dreams is an important indication to maintain a person’s security and safety.

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The Science of Dream Interpretation

Posted By admin on July 21st, 2010

Recurring dreams show that the unconscious mind is working hard to let you know what it wants. There are specific dream symbols that you can relate with how you deal with real life. Learning dream psychology will certainly help you discover and interpret unconscious dream meanings to help keep you secured.

Dream meanings have been continuously interpreted through the years. Many have developed false beliefs and distorted the truth behind our dream interpretations. You might even think dream meanings are complete hoax, but dream psychology proposes the most accurately way to explain how and why dreams occur.

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Understanding the conscious and unconscious

Posted By admin on July 21st, 2010

The complex study of dream psychology has developed a set of methodology to discover and give dream interpretations. The analysis of dream symbols was developed by Sigmund Freud while dwelling and observing the dreams of his patients. Dream psychology has also brought about the battle between the conscious and unconscious mind of the human person.

Whenever complicated problems arise, we try to decide by choosing the best and the more important choice. In considering all necessary options, some people even experience difficulty in sleep and rest. During these times, the conscious mind has been working double time to address the problem, but we would later on discover that the unconscious could also help solve the problem for us.

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Dream theories of Sigmund Freud

Posted By admin on July 12th, 2010

Sigmund Freud introduced his radical ideals as he presented the themes of the unconscious, which further evolved as part of dream interpretation. In 1865, Freud revolutionized psychiatry by analyzing the dream symbols of his patients to diagnose their illness. Dream interpretations were also used to determine personalities that might further lead to psychological disorders.

The Freudian dream psychology searched the unconscious of a person where fears and desires dwell. These emotions were camouflaged in the form of dream symbols. Dream meanings communicate to our conscious mind the desires that it tries to suppress.

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Istikhara: Dreaming the Divine Will

Posted By admin on April 16th, 2010

In Islamic traditions, dreams have been, and continue to be, regarded as a conduit for accessing the divine will. Since the origin of Islam, 1400 years ago, Muslims have used the ritualized form of dreaming called Istikhara to get some indication on whether or not a particular choice in life is worth making. Even today, many people count on Istikhara while taking a decision relating their career, marriage, business, travel, or any other important matter in their life.

Literally, “Istikhara” can be translated variously as “awareness” or “seeking peace”. Religious scholars in Islamic traditions trace its origin back to Hadith, i.e. teachings of Prophet Mohammad. According to these, the process of dreaming for learning the divine will can be performed by any grownup Muslim man or woman, though the dream of pious people will be more reliable a clue to the proper course in one’s life. The process itself consists of offering a particular number/units of prayer in the evening, usually a while before going to bed, followed by recital of certain verses a specified number of times, and then thinking of a question in one’s mind – something for which one is asking the God’s will to guide him/her. With this in mind, the person performing Istikhara goes to bed (alone of course).

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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 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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Enemies in Your Dreams

Posted By admin on October 31st, 2009

When we dream, we find ourselves feeling strong emotions—even stronger than when we’re wide awake—that often times, these feelings last longer than the dream itself. The emotions we felt when dreaming are those we choose to suppress during our waking moments, only in dreams, they are uninhibited and without boundaries. Here, man-rules don’t apply and seldom affect one’s judgment.

With these things said, you would understand what you might be feeling when you finally meet your enemy in your dreams. Although the desire to kill, torture or harm the other person is there, sometimes it will amaze you to see how things will turn out. It could be a preposterous exchange of words, only yours are much edgier than normal or end up losing a battle of wits. Whatever the situation might be, here are some interpretations when having your enemies in your dreams:

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Here and Now

Posted By admin on October 27th, 2009

http://www.dreamsemantics.com/2009/10/here-and-now/

There are dreams that fade within the depth of the sleeping consciousness. There are also dreams that seem to open doors to a sub reality that in actuality is the reality we can not recognize with our eyes open. It’s as if eyes wide shut can see beyond the simple clarity of light.

I am standing on the platform of the elevated train station.  My cousin has arrived to pick me up. I tell him I have lost my cell phone.  He gives me a watch and tells me I can reach him using the watch. I look at the watch, the hands are standing still.  I don’t believe I will be able to call him with it.  Suddenly it starts pouring.  He shelters me and gives me a pair of galoshes.  I put the boots on and we head out into the pouring rain. We are in the park now. The rain has stopped and the sun is shining bright. We start chasing colorful balloons across the park.  I feel happy and we are laughing. We embrace and kiss gently.  I feel safe.

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