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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 Interpretations’

Analyzing dreams for beginners

Posted By admin on November 2nd, 2010

Being able to analyze and understand the dream meanings and dream symbols that one encounters during sleep is an ability that people would wish to have. With literal dream interpretations, people are usually left with the concern of the feelings that it causes. Usually, dream symbols would leave the feelings of fear, sadness, joy, anxiety, or even a mix of all these. There are also instances when people have dreams that are cut short upon suddenly waking up in the middle of the night or early in the morning. Due to these instances, people would surely wish they could be able to continue their dreams to figure out the missing attributes and identify the various dream meanings presented during their sleep.

Some people would surely jump at any conclusion upon waking up with the ideas formed through what they have dreamed of. However, there are some dream symbols that seem to be irrational or incomplete due to the possibility of these being forgotten when one has already awakened. To avoid these concerns, people should be able to follow some very easy techniques in order to analyze their dreams even as beginners in the field of dream psychology. In the studies of Freud and Jung, the dream meanings have been found to come from the unconscious mind telling the person of certain warnings and fulfillment of goals. These can be done through these simple steps upon waking up, either in the morning or in the middle of the night.

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Carl Jung’s Dream Theories

Posted By admin on July 12th, 2010

Although Carl Jung is not the first to study dream psychology, he serves as one of the pioneers in the field. He is a Swiss psychiatrist and the founder of analytical psychology. Similar to Freud, Jung believed that the human psyche is made up of the conscious and unconscious. However, Carl Jung considered the Self as the center of the human psyche, containing the conscious decisions, actions, and thoughts.

The unconscious mind contains the two distinctions, namely the personal and collective. The personal distinction holds the individual experiences of a person, while the collective distinction grasps the dream symbols that appear, having the same sequences in all human beings.

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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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Dreams and Cultures

Posted By admin on February 21st, 2010

Did you know that ancient cultures have been fascinated about dreams even before dream interpretation had been popularized by Sigmund Freud?  It seems that even during the ancient civilizations dreams have had a high reverence in the different cultures all over the world.  Some cultures regarded dreams as messages from the gods while some saw dreams as warnings and omens, and even one culture used dreams in order to cure illnesses and disease.

The Babylonians had a simple take on dreams.  When dreams were good, they were from the gods.  However when one had nightmares or bad dreams then these were generally interpreted as demonic.

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Rats in Dreams

Posted By admin on January 26th, 2010

Rats are vermin that can infest our homes and sometimes infiltrate our dreams.  Rats in the real world are hated and despised because they destroy crops and bring diseases.  They have started plagues and brought death.  Aside from maybe Mickey Mouse the site of a rat will make your squirm with disgust.

Like most other animals in dreams, how an animal is thought of is generally a representation of the people that are in our lives. For example, do you have a friend who acts like a rat?  Are they persistent, annoying and destructives like the rats in the real world?  Then this may be our subconscious telling us to be wary of this friend.

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Dreams of Flying

Posted By admin on January 12th, 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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How the Subconscious Mind Uses Archetypes in Dreams

Posted By admin on January 8th, 2010

The subconscious mind indeed works in mysterious ways. Sometimes it expresses itself by creating images possible only in dreams. It may pick up things from your waking hours, things that are easy enough to recognize, but there are also times when it only uses symbols and archetypal imagery to convey or form a statement. With that said, it’s only normal for us to be interested with archetypes and how the subconscious mind uses them in our dreams.

Dream interpretation has been an important factor in getting to know ourselves better. In psychology, patients who seek help are encouraged to slip in a sleep-like state to bring out what the subconscious mind holds. Dreams, as well as the subconscious mind, have always been the “keepers” of one’s uninhibited desires and emotions that are best kept hidden.

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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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Dream Manifest/Dream Interpretation

Posted By admin on October 4th, 2009

http://www.dreamsemantics.com/2009/10/dream-manifestdream-interpretation/

Psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud always thought that dream content had a relevant meaning to our everyday lives.  Freud theorized that the content of our dreams are a form of wish fulfillment wherein our dreams are also equivalent to our hopes and are subconscious manifestations of what we want in life.  In his book “Interpretation of Dreams” he suggests that the content of dreams and wishes are in fact related.

The process of assigning meanings to dreams has been around even during Ancient times.  During the Greek and Roman civilizations, dreams of the senators were often discussed during sessions as these could have meanings and consequences on society.   The Egyptians on the other hand believed that dreams are ways of communication between the gods and men.  In modern times, dreams are usually the subject of dram analysis and various schools of psychology are studying the underlying meaning behind dreams.

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Dream Interpretation – Finding Meaning Within Our Dreams

Posted By admin on August 6th, 2009

http://www.dreamsemantics.com/2009/08/dream-interpretation-finding-meaning-within-our-dreams/

By Janice Hunter

Your dreams are reflections of your inner being. Through dreams, we are brought back to our primal selves where fears are real and desires are possible. Most of the time, dreams are not controllable, they just manifest the way your mind directs them to be. This is because your subconscious mind is in charge now while your conscious mind takes its much needed rest.

There are many ways to interpret your dreams, from one belief to another. Some see dreams as warnings of illnesses and bad luck while others search for symbols to foresee their future. While this may hold true for some, most of us ordinary beings use dreams as outlet of our suppressed reality.

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