Carl Jung on Dreams & Symbols

Dreams are the guiding words of the soul. Why should I henceforth not love my dreams and not make their riddling images into objects of my daily consideration?’

~ Carl Jung, The Red Book

 I’d spoken recently with a friend whose friend had recently crossed to the other side after a lengthy bout with cancer.  She’d had a dream of her, a beautiful dream.  Thinking of the Jungian dream workshops I’d attended, I reminded my friend that Jung’s premise was that everyone and everything in the dream is you, meaning every image in the dream is acting as a symbol of you, as an aspect of you.

Heavy, yes?  But as we kicked it around in those terms, I’d seen it even more beautiful still, in that she was projecting her own absence of fear of death.

We’d also been given a used copy of Man and His Symbols as a wedding gift.  A Jungian who taught at the healing institute I’d gone to long ago had us draw our own Archetypal figures and name them.

Upon further online exploration over the past week I’d discovered that Jung had also proposed that it was possible to actively engage characters in dream in conversation…in order to change a recurring dream, which process I’d learned as Lucid Dreaming, which try as I have…I’ve never achieved.  A mere 10 mins:

 “The dream is a little hidden door in the innermost and most secret recesses of the soul.”

“Dreams show us the unvarnished, natural truth, and are therefore fitted, as nothing else is, to give us back an attitude that accords with our basic human nature when our consciousness has strayed too far from its foundations and run into an impasse.”


The whole of your Self is certainly an irrational entity, but this is just precisely yourself, which is meant to live as a unique and unrepeatable experience. Thus, whatever you find in your given disposition is a factor of life which must be taken into careful consideration.”

~ Carl Jung

FWIW: Carl Jung’s 9 Rules of Dream Interpretation, 43 mins, as I’m unable watch.

‘Carl Jung: An Introduction To Dream Analysis’, jungiantherapist.net

Carl Jung on Living an Authentic Life

“The dream is a little hidden door in the innermost and most secret recesses of the soul.”

Dreams show us the unvarnished, natural truth, and are therefore fitted, as nothing else is, to give us back an attitude that accords with our basic human nature when our consciousness has strayed too far from its foundations and run into an impasse.”

 Now consider our Imperial  rulers and owners (plus allies & ‘friends’), whose masked adaptive rational beings project their shadows onto others.

Current themes afoot:

~ No JCPOA or rewrite it, as Iran wants a nuclear bomb to nuke Israel
(which nation has ever dropped nuclear bombs?)

~ Russia is on the verge of invading Crimea again

~ Elections in ‘Our Backyard’ were deemed illegal before the voting, and therefore void

~ Sunni Muslims are Good; Shi’a Muslims are Evil

~ Nicolas Maduro is a dictator, as is ___ (fill in the blank)

~ The US supports the TPLF government over elected PM Aiby Ahmed

~ USian killings w/ impunity in the race/class wars

~ the coming war on China over the Uighurs and Taiwan

~ Palestinians get what they deserve

~ Assad gassed his people, so bomb Syria

~ Saudi Arabia and Israel bomb Yemen with impunity

 …you get the gist; add your own if you’d like.

(cross-posted at caucus99percent.com)

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