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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 meanings’

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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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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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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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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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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Dreaming about Baby or Pregnancy

Posted By admin on January 27th, 2010

Lots of women have probably dreamed about getting pregnant or babies.  What does this mean?

A baby means a positive growth in your life.  Most people like dreaming about babies and usually good feelings come after waking up.  A pregnancy means a growing creativity.  As the baby grows inside this means that you are getting more creative and that you are growing with you creativity.  This creates symbolizes a new opportunity or even a new adventure that you are about to embark on.

A pregnancy can also symbolize a rebirth.  If you are the one who is pregnant in the dream then there is a possibility that the rebirth is for you.   A false labor can signify that you are unready for the change about to happen.

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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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Dreaming in color

Posted By admin on January 25th, 2010

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.

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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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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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