Something about the word “shithole” evokes strong reactions which tells us an unconscious complex has been triggered.
People frequently dream of shit as their psyche’s sort out unconscious material. It’s often a symbol of the prima materia to be transformed by analysis.
Freud speculated that potty training was pivotal because it’s our first conscious attempt to control instinctive behavior.
We discuss the symbolic meaning of shit, and shithole, and wonder about shadow projection. What does Trump’s use of this term have to tell us about his psyche – and ours?
HERE’S THE DREAM WE ANALYZE:
“I was in a flooded house. The house had two living rooms. Both were flooded. In one room was a television set with empty birdcages. The water short-circuited the television set and afterward, the birdcages came alive with birds, including a dead bird my mom once had. Also, a cat that ran away was on my lap. In the other room were two other birdcages, one with a stick standing straight up and a baby crow in the other. When I opened the cage with the stick the crow flew away and an open vista with a straight road opened up in front of me.”
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