Exploring the Unconscious World of Dreams Using the Concepts of Carl Jung
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Dream Psychology

of Carl Jung

Dreams are a succession of images, actions and sensations that occur involuntarily in the mind primarily during the REM stage of sleep. Dreams are unbiased, spontaneous products of the unconscious, outside the control of conscious will. The act of dreaming is physical but the contents of dreams are psychological. They are NATURAL expressions of the dreamer's emotiomal/personal life illustrating experiences that possess strong emotional energies. Although there are literal applications in dreams the primarily language is symbolic, metaphorical of the dreamer's emotional energies....more

the dream is a little hidden door in the innermost and most secret recesses of the soul....Carl Jung
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Common Dream Themes
Alphabet Animals Birds Body Parts Bugs/Insects
Characters Clothing Common Themes Death Disasters Feelings
Houses Places Pregnancy Relationships School
Vanity Wedding

Common Dreams
Chase Dreams Cheating Dreams Death Dreams Falling Dreams Flying Dreams Naked Dreams Snake Dreams Teeth Dreams Test Dreams

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Collective UnconsciousThe Shadow Anima/Animus Synchronicity The Persona Memories, Dreams, Reflections Man and His Symbols

Why Interpret Your Dreams
Dreams are Unbiased Messages From the Unconscious Reflecting Emotional Energies

What Is Jungian Dream Psychology?
The Royal Road to the Unconscious

Basics of Dream Analysis/Interpretation
An Explicit Process Based On Emotional Patterns & Unconscious Energies

Amplification of Symbols/Images and Actions in a Dream
Expanding the Associations of the Dream Images to Derive Their Meaning

Interpreting A Dream
Instructions On How to Interpret Your Own Dreams {with Sample Dream}

Two Layers of the Human Unconscious Mind
The Collective Unconscious and the Personal Unconscious
******These aspects reveal themselves in our dreams******

Collective Unconscious
The part of the mind containing memories and impulses of which the individual is not aware common to mankind as a whole and originating in the inherited structure of the brain.

primary psychological types that represent the range of basic human motivations

the animus represents the masculine aspecst in women while the anima represents the feminine aspects in men

persona is the social face the individual presents to the world

The shadow exists as part of the unconscious mind and is composed of repressed ideas, weaknesses, desires, instincts, and shortcomings

the Self represents the unified unconsciousness and consciousness of an individual

Personal Unconscious
The personal unconscious refers to all information that is present within an individual's mind and personal experiences, but not always readily available to conscious recall, i.e. memories that have been forgotten or repressed. These can include childhood memories that are forgotten, or traumatic memories that the mind has blocked from conscious memory. The personal unconscious also contains complexes based on the individual's personal experiences. A complex is a collection of thoughts, feelings, attitudes, and memories that focus on a single concept.

For example, imagine a person who went through a traumatic experience in his or her childhood. After the passing of many years, the person may have completely recovered. His emotional torments of the experience, unpleasant and painful memories may have been shaded. This is because the individual has repressed these emotions and memories. However, this repression does not denote that they are lost. On the contrary, these emotions are stored in the personal unconscious. Even though he is unable to recall them, they can manifest in the form of dreams and unusual reactions to daily events. This emphasizes that the personal unconscious is unique to the individual depending on his experiences of life {Citation:differencebetween.com/}

What is the difference between Personal Unconscious and Collective Unconscious?
Definitions Personal Unconscious and Collective Unconscious:
* Personal unconscious consists of things that have been repressed from the consciousness of the individual. These can be a variety of memories and emotions that the individual has repressed or rejected.
* Collective unconscious consists of the 'whole spiritual heritage of mankind's evolution born anew in the brain structure of every individual.'
* Nature:
* Personal unconscious is unique to each; it is made up of the experiences from the life of the individual.
* Collective unconscious goes beyond the experiences of a single individual and captures the entity of mankind.
* Age:
* Collective unconscious is believed to be much older than the personal unconscious since it contains the evolutionary changes of each.
* Depth:
* Collective unconscious is usually believed as a much deeper layer than the personal unconscious, which can be accessed through various psychological techniques.
* Method of Acquiring:
* Personal unconscious is developed by the individual.
* The collective unconscious is inherited.
  • 1. Dreams are about the emotions, emotional energies of the person who is dreaming. An emotional energy is a conscious mental reaction (such as anger or fear) subjectively experienced as strong feeling usually directed toward a specific object and typically accompanied by physiological and behavioral changes in the body. There is a greater tendency for negative emotions experienced during waking hours to manifest within dreams. The brain naturally tries to work out emotions. When you refuse to acknowledge these negative emotions, the brain is forced to process them alone, in your unconscious dreaming state.
    Link: How Emotions Enter Our Dreams and Impact Our Health

  • 2. The language of dreams is symbolic, but with literal applications. The symbolic images and actions are metaphors for the patterns or motifs for the dreamer's life. It was discovered in the late 1970s that the mind contains an enormous system of general conceptual metaphors-ways of understanding relatively abstract concepts in terms of those that are more concrete. A conceptual metaphor refers to the understanding of one idea, or conceptual domain, in terms of another {symbolic metaphor in dreams}
    Link: Why We Dream In Metaphor

  • 3. The purpose and function of dreams is to guide the conscious self to achieve wholeness and offer a solution to the problems in waking life including the deeper underlying issues, 'emotional injuries' that stem from the foundations of the dreamer. Childhood experiences and later life traumatic experiences are often the foundations for these emotional injuries.
    Link: Jung's Dream Theory and Modern Neuroscience:

  • 4. Dreams are nature's tool to help resolve emotional injuries and bring about balance to the individual life. Just as the body has the immune system to heal and protect, the psych{ology} has the dream.
    Link: How Your Dreams Help You Process Stress

  • 5. Dreams possess 'Archteypal' representations, the universal, original patterns and images that derive from the collective unconscious and are the psychic counterpart of instinct. Archetypes are inherent, we are born with these 'energies'.
    Link: Carl Jung: The Archetype in Dream Symbolism

  • 6. Dreams have at least two meanings or applications. The symbolic representations are metaphorical of the emotional energies as well as a literal application where a person, place or experience is addressing a current life experience. At the same time they are addressing underlying energies from earlier life that hold strong emotional 'strengths' {as in early childhood experiences}.
    Link: We've started to uncover the true purpose of dreams

  • Common Dream Themes
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  • Being Chased
  • Death or Dying
  • Being Naked in Public
  • Houses
  • Teeth
  • Flying
  • Falling
  • Cheating
  • Clothing
  • Traveling

  • The Science Behind Dreams and Dreaming

  • The Science of Dreaming: 9 Key Points
  • Science, Language and the Dreaming Brain
  • Scientific America The Science Behind Dreaming
  • The Science Behind Sleep and Dreams
  • The Sleep Doctor

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