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its not supernatural, clairvoyance, occult or psychic....its science....the psychology of dreams

i can competently interpret dreams using the science/psychology of Carl Jung

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About Jerry {Gifford}
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In the Beginning, A Transformation
In 1992 at the age of 42 I began my journey of self discovery with an introduction to American Mythologist Joseph Campbell in the popular PBS series program The Power of Myth {with Bill Moyers}. That experience led me to Carl Jung and his his philosophy and concepts on dreams. In a single night I began a transformation from being guided by social and unconscious energies to the true person I was meant to be. I discovered I possessed an intuitive 'knowledge' of the concepts Jung expound and beagn to use those skills to help others understand their dreams and themselves. After 25 years of study and personal search I am now in retirement, working with dreams, designing/maintaining my websites and, a task that was cast upon me, working with the rescue of homeless animals in Brevard County, Fl. My Kitty Fund.
Campbell is best known for his work in comparative mythology and religion and his exploration of the many facets of the human experience. Among his admirers was George Lucas whose Star War trilogies was based on Campbell's Monomyth, the basic patterns of the mythological hero/heroine. The phrase 'follow your bliss' is largely attributed to Campbell in teaching his students at Sarah Lawrence College, his idea of bliss involves finding that thing in life you love doing most and make that your profession, your life.

Creativity
In 1998 I began a self taught education into web design and later that year began the construction of my first and most comprehensive website Myths-Dreams-Symbols. That website became my tool of expression which has helped me to develop personally, psychologically and spiritually. In Jungian psyche creative is an inherent and intregal aspect of a balanced life. I designed and established the Dream Forum in 2005 and built a condensed version of MDS in 2012 with the Power of Dreams.

Dreams
I first began analyzing/interpreting dreams in the mid 1990s at various dream websites when the internet was still in its infancy. There were many and varied methods of dream interpretation but I discovered by using Jungian concepts I was able to provide sound interpretations. The more I applied Jungian concepts the greater success I had. As a lay person working in a field that is very much academia I felt I had gained insights into the dream world that would normally require many years of deep study in an university environment. As the years passed and with my practical work with dreams I gained greater insights to the natural processes of dreams {which fit with Jung's basic concepts}. I now feel/know with from the years of experience I can confidently and compentently analysis any dream.

Dream Forum
In 2005 I designed and placed on line my Dream Forum. The forum allows visitors to post their dreams for analysis and interpretation {my interpretations have always been free}. I have interpreted more than 4,500 dreams with the follow-up responses from the dreamer and other comments totaling more than 15,000 posts. From this experience I have gained insights to dream structure as well as the many applications within a dream. My success in analyzing dreams has led me to the strong belief that all dreams can be interpreted by an experienced dream analyst {using Jungian concepts}. Contrary to popular thought I have found dreams are no longer a great mystery. Their language of symbol and metaphor {with a focus on emotional energies and patterns} allows true insights to what lies within the dreamer's unconscious. My Dream Forum is a catalog of my work and a verification of Jungian concepts. There are many like myself who have found great sucess in properly/scuccessfully analyzing and interpreting dreams using Jungian concepts. When I began interpreting dreams in the mid 1990s there were few who used Jung. Today his concepts and philosophy on dreams are the prevailing theory. Most pages on the internet today are either Jungian or basic on his principles of the psyche

Life Today
Today I am retired and living in Cocoa, Florida. I continue to work part time with the family fence business that my son owns in Orlando. But my passion is in working with dreams and my websites. I became involved with
homeless and sheltered animals when I moved to Florida in 2012 and now care for domestic cats and a community of feral cats. Physical fitness continues to be a vital part of my lifestyle {a routine I began in the late 1970s} and is a vital part of maintaining a balance, psychologically, physically and spiritually. My religion is of the spirit of soul and nature.
Read: Interpreting Dreams and the Intuitive Psyche
Interpreting Dreams is using a Natural Intuitive Process and basic Jungian concepts

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