"The dream is the small hidden door in the deepest and most intimate
sanctum of the soul, which opens to that primeval cosmic night that
was soul long before there was conscious ego and will be soul far beyond
what a conscious ego could ever reach."
The Meaning of Psychology for Modern Man. Collected
Works of C. G. Jung, Vol. 10. 2nd ed., Princeton University Press, 1970.
609 p. (p. 134-156).
are you don't remember all your dreams?
You might even believe you don't dream at all?
do dream each and every night! During
the typical night with 8 hours of sleep time - we each average around
2 ½ hours in the state of dreaming. And
this dreaming sleep state most generally (but not always) occurs during
the early hours of the morning, the hours just prior to our waking up.
(very generally speaking) our first 5 ½ hours of sleep are spent
in deep, dreamless sleep...
Ancient mystic tradition tells us the first 5 ½ hours spent
in the dreamless state are when we journey home each night to a deep,
timeless place that lies beyond all images and where all images cease...
a place called
dreams originate from the "unconscious," and they have important stories
to share with us.
according to mystic tradition, each night we journey home to that place
beyond all images (Unus Mundus).
in the early morning hours we return from Unus Mundus carrying the gift
of our nightly dreams.
There are several different "schools of thought" concerning dream
images and their interpretation. However,
one huge split is between those who interpret dream images as "signs"
and those who interpret dream images as "living symbols."
hath its own world,
A boundary between the things misnamed
Death and existence: Sleep hath its own world,
And a wide realm of wild reality,
And dreams in their development have breath,
And tears, and tortures, and the touch of joy;
They leave a weight upon our waking thoughts,
They take a weight from off waking toils,
They do divide our being;..."
Byron - The Dream
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