Dream interpretation of Jung: description and particularities of interpretation
The human brain is a unique organ that is not fully understood. He works tirelessly from the moment of our birth, and “turns off” only after death.
During sleep, hidden areas of the brain are activated, thanks to which we receive information in the form of images, only it will be difficult to decipher without the necessary knowledge. I have always believed that dreams are not just a plot line that the brain projects on the basis of the events experienced, but the subconscious mind transmits important signals.
The dream of Jung fully confirmed my theory and taught me how to correctly decipher the information received.
The history of the creation of the interpreter
Carl Gustav Jung was born in Switzerland in 1875, in the family of a pastor of the Reformed Church. Growing up, he did not want to follow in his father’s footsteps, but decided to inherit his grandfather and great-grandfather, who were doctors. Jung entered the university in Basel and successfully graduated from the Faculty of Medicine.
Then, in 1900, he went to Zurich, got a job at a psychiatric clinic, where he worked for 6 years as an assistant to a respected psychiatrist E. Blair.
During his practice, Gustav developed a method of free association, on the basis of which analytical psychology was created. This direction in depth psychology contributed to its development as a science.
In addition, the discovery of Jung influenced a number of other scientific fields, for example, cultural studies, ethnology, and pedagogy.
The turning point in Gustav’s life was an acquaintance with Freud, with whom he had collaborated for 5 years. The young psychiatrist in his works often relied on the knowledge and experience of his more competent colleague, but over time his opinion began to change.
After numerous studies, Jung discovered shortcomings and inconsistencies in Zygmund’s statements, so he began to work in a completely different direction to prove his own theories and assumptions.
Over the years of his life, Gustav wrote many books, reviews and dissertations, but one of his most popular publications was the interpreter of dreams. It was based on the theory of the existence in the human psyche of an individual and collective unconscious. Moreover, the first is a reflection of the personal qualities and characteristics of each individual, and in the second — the experience and knowledge of previous generations.
In other words, dreams contain important symbols, called archetypes, which conceal important information transmitted by the subconscious to the human mind.
For ordinary people, the meaning of archetypes is incomprehensible, since they are usually associated with mythology and ancient history. That is why during sleep you can see absolutely absurd things that are actually full of meaning.
The correct decoding of characters and plots can prompt a person out of the current life situation, as well as tell about the near future.
Dream Book Description
According to Jung, dreams are an important component of our life, because they help restore emotional balance and develop mental functions. But, in addition, they can help find answers to important questions, and even warn about any event that will occur in the near future.
The main thing is to learn how to correctly recognize the characters seen in dreams, which, according to Gustav, have exclusively individual meaning for each person.
Jung studied dreams and archetypes for more than 50 years, and came to the conclusion that the seen pictures are usually mythical images relating to a certain ancient people. Naturally, if a person is far from history and mythology, then he cannot understand the information that the subconscious mind is trying to convey.
The Swiss psychologist divides dreams into 2 types:
- Objective. The plot relates directly to the person and reflects the real characters. For example, a father is a father, a sister is a sister.
- Subjective. It embodies one of the aspects of the dreamer himself, his character traits, or previously unknown aspects of the personality.
If the interpretation of the first type of dreams is extremely understandable, then with the second one difficulties may arise. Moreover, Jung argues that not everyone is ready to accept what he sees, because some scenes can be frightening. For example, a dreaming crazy killer who attacks people points to the sadistic tendencies and murderous impulses of the dreamer.
In addition, gestalt therapists believe that such hidden aspects of the personality are indicated not only by individuals, but also by inanimate objects.
Gustav gave the following examples of archetypes of subjective dreams that reflect a certain side of the personality:
- A person is an image that the dreamer shows to others, but he is not his real «I.»
- Shadow — the weak part of nature, provoking negative aspects of nature, such as anger or envy.
- A child or an angel is the true “I” of a person, vulnerable and spontaneous. Not rarely indicates a high hidden potential of the individual.
- Sage — it can be a priest, a wanderer or a father. Such an archetype symbolizes wisdom and fortitude.
- The great mother — is in dreams in the form of a mother, a witch, a queen or a princess, and indicates fertility, development and growth, both personal and career.
Knowing what a particular archetype means, a person will learn to recognize the hidden attitudes of his subconscious, as well as activate previously disabled aspects of his personality. Thus, he will achieve a holistic understanding of his own «I» and will gain complete control over his subconscious and life in general.
Despite the fact that Gustav in his dream book assigned the universal meaning to some symbols, he believed that when interpreting dreams it is necessary to take into account the entire seen plot and the personal situation of the dreamer. In this case, the person will be able to find answers to his troubling questions, and understand how to improve his current situation.
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