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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 ‘lucid dreaming’

Visions of the Future

Posted By admin on August 23rd, 2009

http://www.dreamsemantics.com/2009/08/visions-of-the-future/

When I was a child, I dreamed a lot. Some I never got the chance to retell because they were blurry while others were too vivid that I can still remember them today. When my dreams became too scary and frightening for me, I just ran to my mommy and would tell her my dreams with it’s  every detail. She, on the other hand, would patiently listen to my ramblings no matter how outrageous it may be. There were also times I would wake her up in the middle of the night just to tell my dreams. They seemed endless, like a river steadily streaming down to nowhere and I was compelled to tell for no particular reason. The weird part was, my nanny would scribble away in her diary afterwards. I never asked why.

Few years forward, I remember this one sunny afternoon when I felt so dizzy I need to sleep it off. I was about to see my friends so I tried to shake it off but to no avail. I ended up snoozing on the sofa. As usual, I dreamed. I dreamed of being in a car with my dad. I was talking incessantly and he was so intent on driving, like he never heard me. Everything seemed fine until an old man suddenly appeared in front of the car and my dad swerved sharply to avoid the old man. Unfortunately, we went off the road and down the cliff. I remembered meeting my dad’s sad eyes before my nanny woke me up after hearing me scream nonstop. She quickly brought me water to drink while I burst out the dream like a mad girl. As I calmed down, she told me never to tell anyone about this dream. My friends came and soon I forgot all about the dream I had. Only, when I got home, my nanny was sitting in the front porch waiting for me to come home and told me the news:  that my father died in a car accident.

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Nightmares

Posted By admin on February 23rd, 2009

http://www.dreamsemantics.com/2009/02/nightmares/

A nightmare is a dream that causes strong emotions like horror, despair and terror.  Most often people experiencing nightmares are in some form of life threatening ‘situations” like drowning or dying.  Nightmares are usually caused by psychological trauma or stress.  When a person experiences horrible ordeals like being kidnapped, the events sometimes come to haunt them as nightmares.  Nightmares are common enough but recurring nightmares sometimes need the attention of professionals as they hinder the ability to sleep after the nightmare.

Nightmares are symptoms of Acute Stress Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  Another definition of nightmare is to wake up from a normal dream cycle and experience negative emotion like fear.  Young children under the age of 5 rarely experience nightmares.  Adolescents have the most frequent occurrence of once per week.  Adults usually have nightmares once a month.  As we get older, nightmares lessen in frequency.  This probably co-relates with the ability to deal or cope with stress and other emotional problems.

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Lucid Dreams

Posted By admin on February 23rd, 2009

http://www.dreamsemantics.com/2009/02/lucid-dreams/

Most often in Lucid Dreams, the person knows that he or she is dreaming and controls the dream.  This is also called conscious dream.  Dreamers often manipulate their experience while dreaming and actively take part in the dream.  These dreams can be vivid and seem very real, depending on the self-awareness level of the dreamer.

There are two kinds of lucid dreams.  The first kind starts off as a normal dream, and then the dreamer becomes aware that he is in a dream.  This is called DILD or Dream Induced Lucid Dream.  The second kind is called WILD or Wake Initiated Lucid Dream.  In wild, the dreamer goes from a fully awake state to a lucid dream without an apparent lapse in consciousness.

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Feelings of lucid dreaming

Posted By admin on February 15th, 2009

http://www.dreamsemantics.com/2009/02/lucid-dreaming/

Cars honking, people chattering, sky scrappers blooming, just some things outside the apartment window. The majestic city of New York lies on the threshold of this window. A tranquil sleep under your warm sheets that enclose you from the chilly air outside the window, whilst awaking to the birds chirping and sun was rising.

Music playing to the strike of your excitement, and coffee dripping to the beat of your heart equals perfection. Layering up for the infamous wintry NY weather, on the verge of heading to the streets just outside your door, you take a deep breathe. As you walk the busy streets of this beautiful lighted city that frames your individuality, this moment feels so blissful.

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What is Lucid Dreaming?

Posted By admin on February 12th, 2009

http://www.dreamsemantics.com/2009/02/what-is-lucid-dreaming/

Lucid dreaming in simple layman’s term is being totally aware while dreaming. When we enter dream state, we usually cannot control the things that are happening in our dreams. We just let it happen.

On the other hand, lucid dreaming is when the dreamer can participate and manipulate his dreams to whatever he desires to do so. These dreams are very vivid and real to the dreamer’s point of view. It is also called a conscious dream.

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