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Dreams and Dreamers

March 22, 2013 , ,

Your dreams are personal and they arise from the collective unconscious as well as your own. We all share a foundation of unknown mythology that our ancestors built into our beliefs. We share, and sometimes rebel against, cultural practices and teachings.  To deeply analyze our own psychological types dream work is necessary. The setting and the characters portrayed in dreams are metaphorical players in our spiritual lives.  Deeper understanding of our own unconscious leads to better understanding and appreciation for all of life.

There has been an attempt to hijack the word dream and turn it into a house or a car, or that illusive American Dream.  The big consumer consciousness promotes purchases of certain items in order to fulfill a dream.  It also spotlights outer image as the key to dreaminess.  I think it is important to note that marketing experts use the personality types to design ad campaigns and sales persons use them to craft the appropriate pitch for the prospect.  The archetype technique is being used strategically to manipulate you and your dreams.  If you submit willingly you will buy a lot of stuff with dubious dream fulfillment.  Take the reigns, gentle reader.  Design your own dreamscapes and accept no substitutes.

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dreams are very interesting. I love how this is discussed.. but I have dreams that work out problems.. dreams that seem so real.. (alternate reality.)

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Stevie Wilson (@LAStory)

March 23, 2013

This is very interesting material here. Carl Jung’s theory is much more appealing than Freud’s “base drives” ideas. Maybe its because I prefer the notion that human beings are so much more than that.
I think dreams are actually pretty random. It’s only when we try to analize, and organize them do we see any deep, underlying meaning. But is there? When I am in a lucid state, I can direct my dreams to just about anywhere I want. I most often look at my dreams a being a movie of my own making and I’m the lead.
It’s so very worthwhile that you mentioned the artifical, consumer driven dream creation that we all should avoid. “Design your own dreamscapes and accept no substitutes”……Great words.

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Rick

March 28, 2013

Thanks again, gentle reader. I am making an attempt to record my dreams in order to see patterns. It is not natural, but when I keep the book next to me and do not move before I write something, I make progress.

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mermaidcamp

March 28, 2013

That’s a good idea to keep a dream journal to try to make connections. I used to do that but I didn’t look for any patterns. It was just for fun and to help recall the memories of them.

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Rick

March 29, 2013

I fall easily out of the habit… if the book moves only a few inches, and is not right at the side of the bed….I skip it..then see the book later.

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March 30, 2013

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