This Jungian Life Blog of Dreams
Here is our Dream Blog — a place to learn more about understanding dreams. You can read a transcript of the dream portion of our episodes, along with a brief discussion about the main themes.
Snakes in Cages
Dream from Episode 229 -- Hatred: A Way to Hide our Secrets Snakes show up all the time in dreams. Full of rich, symbolic significance, their meaning in a dream often touches upon the deep secrets of the body and of life and death. In this dream, the snake seems to be...
Eating the Lion
Animals appear in all kinds of guises in dreams. When we have dreams about animals, we know we have had an archetypal encounter -- but of what kind? This dream lends itself to a consideration of two very different ways we might understand the image of eating a lion....
Dreams of Destruction
Dream from Episode 226 Images of great destruction are common in dreams. These scenes often recall the tarot card of "The Tower." What once stood tall and sturdy is laid waste in a scene of destruction and chaos. Dreams such as these can be tremendously frightening....
In the Bath with Putin
Dream from episode 224 Have you ever had a dream about a political figure? Maybe someone you admire and revere, or possibly someone you find odious and detestable. Political figures can carry powerful suggestions of split off or denied parts of ourselves. Sometimes we...
The North Pole
Images of snow and ice abound in dreams, sometimes speaking to us of emotional coldness or frozen feelings. In this dream, the inhospitable blizzard raging outside contrasts with the warm, safe space of the cabin.
My Parents, the Sea Monsters
From around the cliff, two sea monsters appear swimming, nearing my house on the water. I wasn’t afraid of them, but watched them calmly. As they approach, they begin to rock the walls of the house, and I continue to watch powerlessly as they wrest it from its dock and tear it out to sea.
Dreams of God
Dream from Episode 221 Religious themes are common in dreams. This dream shows a kind of epic spiritual battle. Dreams featuring images of God or Jesus are tapping into deep, transpersonal themes. Something of supreme value is at stake. Following is the transcript of...
The Wedding and the Rabbi
Dreams that feature images of weddings are common. They allude to the potential for the joining of opposites — what the alchemists referred to as the coniunctio oppositorum. Therefore, they whisper to us of our capacity for wholeness.