The Shape of Water recently won the Academy Award for best film, captivating audiences with its dream-like images of an other-worldly love. Using a Jungian approach to fairytales, we may find some universal truths.
Fairytales are passed through cultural filters over generations leaving fragments of psychic wisdom. We can use them as metaphors to clarify personal challenges, but they also point to changes in the collective.
Is The Shape of Water a tale of psychotic escape from hopelessness or a spiritual intervention from the collective? Join us as we wrestle with its meaning.
Here’s the dream we analyze:
“I was in a large, dark room. About twenty feet away was a door opening toward me with very bright light. A tall man with dark hair was looking at me. The dream happened again the next night. Same room, I was five feet away, still bright light and the man was opening the door about one-third of the way as if he was curious why I was there.”
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