The little dream that doesn’t mean anything (Part 4 of 4)

Part 4 – Conclusion Is it possible that a dream has no meaning? I heard a story recently that made me a little sad. Years ago a student was asked in an exam if “all dreams mean something?” She said yes, she believed they did. The examiner shook her head slowly and with a pained and patronizing countenance said, “Oh… (more…)

The little dream that doesn’t mean anything (part 3 of 4)

Part 3  “My Teeth Are Falling Out, The Bathroom is Filthy and I Cannot Find My Class!” There are a number of dreams that fall into the category of collective dreams. Here are only a few examples: Appearing in public naked Having to eliminate in a filthy public restroom Teeth falling out.   If one searches on the Internet, the… (more…)

The little dream that doesn’t mean anything (part 2 of 4)

Part 2  “My Teeth Are Falling Out, The Bathroom is Filthy and I Cannot Find My Class!” Then there were dreams that seemed to be dismissed entirely.  “Oh, that is just an anxiety dream.  That didn’t mean anything because I was thinking about my traveling yesterday so that is why I dreamed I was at the airport.”  End of dream… (more…)

The little dream that doesn’t mean anything (part 1 of 4)

The Little Dream That Doesn’t Mean Anything (Part 1 of 4) During my early days of training to become a Jungian analyst, I was taken by research I did surrounding the process certain indigenous cultures used to understand dreams. The Lakota, a tribe from North America was particularly interesting since they used dreams and visions to speak to the entire… (more…)