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Skyfyre
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0 posted 01-14-2005 06:51 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

Speaking of dreams ...

Anyone ever have a series of "themed" dreams?  Especially ones that don't seem to have any basis in your daily life - as in, they weren't inspired by some TV show you watched, book you read, etc?

Native Americans have been a reoccurring theme in my dreams of late (when I'm not dreaming about high school chums that is).  Don't really know where it came from, and it's not the same one/ones every time, or even the same situation (sometimes I am talking to one, sometimes I *am* one).  I like to think that persistent dreams have purpose, although I am lost as to just what this might mean to me.

Anyone else?
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Yep.  Those that stick around in my memory long enough for me to write about em eventually get posted here. (shameless plug)

Since I usually discuss them, in part, with Serenity, you could prolly ask her for some examples.  Once themed dreams end, I generally forget them within the week unless they are particularly potent.
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Absolutely!  I have to be honest too here, I had to "see someone" the first run of them to get them to stop as they were getting so horrific that they invaded my waking space.

Another time, someone here actually, advised me to tell someone else, (preferably someone I did't care for,) about the nightmares.  Her theory was that they would stop and transfer to that person.  Well, I told someone and the bad dreams left me.   What was scary though was that they actually started that person having nightmares too, coincidence?  So what do you say, "Sorry about that?" I kept very quiet about what I had planned and still feel badly about it.

I have them ALL the time, some good, some bad, but when they start, they are like a t.v. show, and I pick up where I left off the night before.  I have tried all the suggestions to stop them, so now I just "watch the show!"  After all, it's just a dream - we hope?
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3 posted 01-15-2005 06:57 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

*chuckle*

It's true, Alicat and I have shared some "doozy" dreamtime stories--and although we rarely agree on interpretation, the conversation is always fine. (I think m'bro has Freudian leanings, while I definitely prefer a more spiritual, Jungian slant.)

While I do believe that many dreams are a simple daily back-up of data, I tend to think there are others that lend some subtle, often amusing insight to the more insistant annoyances that plague us over the course of time. Recurring dreams (or themes) seem to follow that course, as I have found in personal experience, it's as though my mind is saying "Y'just don't get it" and tends to replay the situation, sometimes with varying degrees of intensity and detail until the proverbial lightbulb goes off.

I don't tend to adhere to those drugstore dream dictionary's either, and yep, I'll bet I get at least one dream dictionary as a Christmas gift a year. I find them amusing but of little use to me in my deciphering.

I tend to believe (yes, Ali, as Jung did,) that we have a subconscious language all our own, and the dream interpretation is a personal thang, although having someone who knows you very well to listen as you recite just the particulars is very helpful. That should be someone who will tell you what they think is the truth as to the meaning (kinda like Alicat, laughing) no matter how embarrassed or ticked off you might become.

For dream study, I tend to recommend the old-fashioned journal, (mine's a marble notebook) in which you form your own dream dictionary, because the ideal or symbol of "native american" may have (well, does) have an entirely different imprint of meaning on me than it would on you. As would clowns, escalators, and old ladies wearing spandex. (Don't ask. )

And I'm sorry if I strayed off topic in your other thread, too. I'm not sure if my dream states of late (very cinematic) have anything to do with aging, but to concede one to the grand vizar of astute, our own brother Alicat, I can understand now how my repetitive dreams of angelic assassins could be repressed sexuality.

Smart ass. <--that was for Ali, Linda.  

The native american slant is pretty interesting though, as I seem to recall (I forget which tribe) that adhered to the belief that we are destined to repeat our dreams until we actually live them out.

Hmmm.

Let me know how things turn out, k?

Enjoyed the conversation.

 
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