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dialogue of the psyche
DREAMS: sequence images, sounds and feelings experienced when sleeping
SEMANTICS: linguistics. the study of meaning.

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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 ‘prophetic dreams’

Dream Incubation

Posted By admin on November 30th, 2009

Dream incubation is a ritual wherein a person is to sleep in a sacred place in hopes of cultivating a prophetic dream that should be shared with his or her people. This religious practice is usually done when someone seeks messages from higher beings. Dream incubation was popular long ago and nowadays, only a few groups of people are known to do it once in a while such as Greeks.

These days, dream incubation adapts a different meaning. Today, the technique is no longer used for contacting the gods but accessing your inner self, particularly your hidden creativeness. It was believed that due to the stressful lifestyle we are currently living in, our creativeness gets the backseat and eventually gets buried deep. In order to access this once-glowing creativeness, we now need to undergo dream incubation and see it using our dreams while sleeping. Some describes dream incubation as a period when you plant a seed to be harvested during sleep. It is most effective if you only think of one subject at a time during dream incubation. For experienced dream incubators, dreams can now be controlled according to their wants and needs invoking feelings of satisfaction and happiness.

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Kabbalah and Dreams

Posted By admin on September 7th, 2009

http://www.dreamsemantics.com/2009/09/kabbalah-and-dreams/

Kabbalah has a very interesting interpretation of dreams but one that can also be deemed true by most. According to Kabbalah, our physical life is just a borrowed time. During our waking moments, we function as regular people and do what others can also do in the physical world but when we sleep, we ascend to a higher place where we are properly nourished and guided. This higher level of existence is free from any bonds that hold us down and it can only be achieved when we sleep. Furthermore, it was said that the reason why we need to sleep is for the soul to have time to renew and cleanse itself of the day’s accumulated dirt.

Further explained is how dream works. According to Kabbalah, there are two types of dreams. One is conceived by the subconscious mind while we’re awake. These are physical experiences we had which the mind remembers and carries as we sleep. These can also be sensations, desires, emotions, and just about everything that occupies the mind at the moment. In this kind of dream, one can determine and understand his reactions, habits and traits since it exists in a world that is nonjudgmental. In other words, what you see in this dream is the real you. However, if one has no desire of improving his being, most of your dreams are blocked or blurred because the mind has no intention of recognizing it.

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Shakespeare and Dreams

Posted By admin on September 6th, 2009

http://www.dreamsemantics.com/2009/09/shakespeare-and-dreams/

Upon closer look to his very wide collection of literary works, it is easy to see how Shakespeare was drawn to dreams and supernatural occurrences, enough to influence his masterpieces. It is common for a Shakespeare character to dream of an impending doom or for it to adapt an archetype even if the word itself wasn’t even born yet. Many scholars who studied his literary works even thought that Shakespeare’s characters may even be the basis of all psychoanalytic studies later on—particularly that of Freud’s.

Critics believed that Shakespeare had unwittingly introduced the concept of dream theories most psychoanalysts use today and eventually, changed the way we see dreams in general. Shakespeare had been vocal eversince about his belief that dreams are portent of the future as evident in his dream quotes as well. Some of his most popular pieces are marked by dreams prior to major turn of events but what really embodied his belief are the dream-like settings he so fondly used for most of his masterpieces, one of which being the play “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” where the absurd, magical world of faeries was brought to life. Moreover, dreams and visions played a big part in the play Macbeth as almost every action made by its characters was based on their perception while asleep.

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Innocence

Posted By admin on February 28th, 2009

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

Cars honking, people chattering, busy streets for as miles as he can see. He stands, stunned with what is before his very eyes. “Where am I? What am I doing here?” He pondered and felt as though as he is lost in an unfamiliar place. He walks into an extremely tall building afraid and feels like he has just vanished from the very bed he slept in. As he approached a tall dark desk, which sat a man whom had brown and blondish hair, dressed in uniform, and greeted the young boy with a crooked smile this unknown man said, “Are you lost kiddo?” The child seemed speechless, still confused at where he is, and how he arrived in this strange place. The boy then answered and said “Yes sir, I am lost…where am I”. The tall gentlemen beyond the desk immediately answered with a bright smile saying, “You are in New York City within the South Tower World Trade Center, this majestic piece of art has 110 floors, and is one of the tallest buildings known to man”.

The boy wondered how he became to be in the lobby of a building in New York City. As he glanced at the clock which read 8:30 a.m. the man behind the desk said, “Do you need help with anything?” The boy appeared speechless, confused, and held back his tears of fear, the child then stuttered an answer saying, “Where is the restroom?” The man then replied back saying “up stairs to left”. The young child walked to what he saw as moving stairs, which seemed to confuse him even more. As he got on the moving stairs arriving to the top, he walked to men’s restroom, went into a stall, sat in the corner and cried.

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Edgar Cayce

Posted By admin on February 18th, 2009

http://www.dreamsemantics.com/2009/02/edgar-cayce/

Edgar Cayce was an American Psychic.  He was born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky in 1877 to a farming couple.  When he was about to enter the 9th grade his education had to be stopped because his family could not afford to send him to school anymore.  Cayce considered himself to be a devout Christian and was a member of the Followers of Christ.  He read the bible everyday, taught Sunday school and recruited missionaries for the organization.

Cayce discovered his gift when he was struck by laryngitis while selling insurance.  His inability to speak resulted in him having to live with his parents for over a year.  During this time, he decided to study photography as this occupation allowed him to conserve his voice.

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Epic Dreams

Posted By admin on February 12th, 2009

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

Epic dreams are vivid dreams which sometimes recur.  These dreams are said to be “breakthrough” or “inspirational” dreams which compel the dreamer.  These are also called Cosmic Dreams.

There have been accounts of people who have had Epic dreams.  They say that when they experienced this dream it was just too “psychedelic for words”.  Indeed epic dreams are hard to define but dream psychologists advice the dreamer to take note of the elements of these dreams as they can have hidden meanings which can be interpreted.

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