How to analyze your dreams and why is it crucial for self-development

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Hermes in the unconscious realms

[ Creating the perfect conditions for the dream ]

If you follow some basic rules it is almost guaranteed you will dream every day and remember it too.

[ Capturing the dream ]

How often did you wake up from a dream in the middle of the night, then went back to sleep and when you woke up with your alarm clock, you had no idea what you dreamt about?

[ Analyzing the dream ]

So now you have written about your dream and it sounds like a bunch of nonsense that will not help you in any way?

Dreams are always connected to your psychological state and your current life circumstances.

I find the best way to demonstrate how dream analysis works is by examples.

Dream 1

I am on a boat on the sea. I am not in control of the boat and I feel I don’t want to be there. There is a captain and a manager.

Dream 2

Walking around the mall I meet especially attractive witch/nymph. She had slightly green makeup. I have a short conversation with her and she tells me “You never know who you will meet. Good things sometimes just happen, like right now”. I could not resist her. We ended up at her place.

  • Forest — unconsciousness
  • House —consciousness
  • Shooting someone or something — finishing a task
  • Killing someone — becoming individual, independent of that person
  • Burning — renewal, starting anew
  • Wolves — animal self, Shadow side
  • Rain — emotions
  • Raincoat — being immune to emotions
  • Police, agents — authority, school/work, manipulative partner

Written by

INTP, Master’s degree in comp-sci, Creator, indie game developer, director, writer, photographer. I like BJJ, Jungian psychology, mythology and memes.

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