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    I have yet to see any forum's on dreams... which is slightly disappointing, as it's a big interest of mine. I don't really have any particular thing's I'd like to discuss on it... but I feel as though dreams have meanings. They're quite fascinating! Every little detail of a dream is symbolic of either something you need to face or something you are going through. For example: Roads, trails, etc. are symbolic of your path in life. The vehicle you are in along that path are symbolic, as well as whether you're the driver, passenger or in the backseat. Do you drive your own life? Or are you being taken along for a ride? A recent theme for me has been loss of control. In one of my dreams I was on a waterslide... and obviously when you're on a waterslide you have no control of which way you are going. In a dream of mine from a few days ago, the floor beneath me began to shake and rattle and threw me up in the air. The stability of the ground beneath my feet was gone, and I had no control over the situation. However, my dream last night... I was driving up-hill. My car had a difficult time for the first half of this difficult mountain of a hill... but half way up, my car began to breeze through and I steadily climbed it without difficulty. I took this as a sign that I'm moving into a more positive direction again. I've always been a Carl Jung fan, and find his thoughts about dreams and the unconscious fascinating. It's amazing to me how one's mind is capable of juggling around completely abstract symbols or normal day to day objects and things, and turning them into deep, meaningful segments. It's a part of our own brain that we're incapable of fully understanding and that almost seems to run itself, as we're often completely blinded of it's own existence, and we certainly don't formulate these thoughts and connections in our waking states.
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    Dimethyltryptamine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    those speculations make perfect sense if you understand how psychedelics effect you consciousness and unconsciousness. carl jung used psychedelics to explore his unconsciousness and im sure his theories about dreams are heavily inspired by psychedelics.
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    I tend to have the same recurring dreams with the same theme.

    In one dream I’ll be fighting people that are trying to break into my house and kill me.

    The other one is people trying to break into my house and I start killing them.

    Another one will be me being chased by people trying to kill me and no matter where I turn or how fast I run… they seem to just walk and somehow be at every corner I turn.

    Then I had one in where I was actually stabbed to death and I felt myself die. I seem to be able to feel pain in my dreams sometimes… not sure why… But I died in my dream and then my spirit floated out of my body and I felt myself floating in the air… Once I floated in the air for a little bit I woke up.

    I'm basically either fighting, killing, being chased, or being killed.

    So what does this mean Dr. Joan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juice View Post
    I tend to have the same recurring dreams with the same theme.

    In one dream I’ll be fighting people that are trying to break into my house and kill me.

    The other one is people trying to break into my house and I start killing them.

    Another one will be me being chased by people trying to kill me and no matter where I turn or how fast I run… they seem to just walk and somehow be at every corner I turn.

    Then I had one in where I was actually stabbed to death and I felt myself die. I seem to be able to feel pain in my dreams sometimes… not sure why… But I died in my dream and then my spirit floated out of my body and I felt myself floating in the air… Once I floated in the air for a little bit I woke up.

    I'm basically either fighting, killing, being chased, or being killed.

    So what does this mean Dr. Joan?
    hahaha. i have this pretty good source on dreams and meanings.... An Online Guide To Dream Interpretation. i use this to help me understand my dreams pretty regularly. since i know only tidbits of what you're going through at the moment, i'll just copy/paste, and let you make your own interpretation.

    "To dream that you have been killed, suggests that your actions are disconnected from your emotions and conscience. The dream refers to drastic changes that you are trying to make. There is a characteristic that you want to get rid of or a habit that you want to end within yourself. Killing represents the killing off of the old parts and old habits. Alternatively, the dream represents feelings of being let down or betrayed by someone in your waking life. You are feeling overwhelmed, shocked and disappointed."

    "To dream that you have been stabbed, signifies your struggle with power. You are experiencing feelings of inadequacy and defensiveness."

    "To see a killer in your dream, suggests that an essential aspect of your emotions have been cut off. You feel that you are losing your identity and your individuality. Alternatively, this dream may represent purification and the healing process. You are standing up for yourself and putting a dramatic end to something."

    "To dream that you kill someone, indicates that you are on the verge of losing your temper and self-control. Consider the person you have killed and ask yourself if you feel any rage towards him or her in your waking life. Your dream may be expressing some hidden anger. Alternatively, you may be trying to kill an aspect of yourself that is represented by the person killed. Identify the characteristics of this person and ask yourself which of these qualities you are trying to put an end to."

    "To dream that you are being chased, signifies that you are avoiding a situation that you do not think is conquerable. It is a metaphor for some form of insecurity."

    "To dream that you are in a fight, indicates inner turmoil. Some aspect of yourself is in conflict with another aspect of yourself. Perhaps an unresolved or unacknowledged part is fighting for its right to be heard. It may also parallel a fight or struggle that you are going through in your waking life. If you are fighting to the death, then it refers to your refusal to acknowledge some waking conflict or inner turmoil. You are unwilling to change your old attitudes and habits."
    "To dream that you are chasing someone, signifies that you are attempting to overcome a difficult goal or task."
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    how about dreams where you're just watching what's going on... you have no body or anything... you're just watching, like a movie

    when not dreaming that I'm being chased, I dream impersonally like that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by INTP View Post
    Dimethyltryptamine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    those speculations make perfect sense if you understand how psychedelics effect you consciousness and unconsciousness. carl jung used psychedelics to explore his unconsciousness and im sure his theories about dreams are heavily inspired by psychedelics.
    i was not aware that carl jung used psychedelics. awesome! haha.

    what do you mean by this statement: "those speculations make perfect sense if you understand how psychedelics effect your consciousness and unconsciousness."?? i read your link, and it said that trace amounts of dmt are released during birth and during dream time. i don't think it makes it any less real, symbolic, or meaningful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    how about dreams where you're just watching what's going on... you have no body or anything... you're just watching, like a movie

    when not dreaming that I'm being chased, I dream impersonally like that!
    perhaps you feel like you're just a spectator in your waking life? i'd say this might be the case if it's a very regular theme. i know i've had a few like this, and some where i'll switch from spectating to being the main actor of my dream.
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    (A quick suggestion. Your first post will be much easier to read if you paragraph it.)

    Thanks for making this thread. This is a subject I'd been intending to sit down and think about for a while, and this has given me a reason to do so.

    My dreams have always been an interesting experience, quite unlike anyone else I know, and I've asked quite a few. If anyone here can make any sense of what I'm about to discuss, I'd love to hear your thoughts.

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    I rarely ever dream. I can go weeks or months without doing so, once almost a year. I have found this disconcerting at times, and this has been the case as far back as I can remember, all the way back to my childhood.

    I've never had "weird" dreams. No people talking backwards, no upside down checked walls and riddled messages from talking sheep and dogs, or anything as psychedelic and strange as that. No abstract symbols or object metaphors.

    The one exception to this is flying. In many dreams I have been able to lift myself off the ground in a sort of... floating state, and fly. Purely through thought. Sometimes it feels like lucid dreaming, because while I'm doing it in my dreams I can feel myself conciously thinking "This is outside the realm of possibility, but I'm making myself do it." Other than this, my dreams are always firmly set in reality.

    There's one other defining quality I noticed in my dreams. They are always stories. They are almost never short, random dreams. They have characters, sometimes people I know, sometimes characters of my own creation, involved in complex, drawn out emotional situations. They don't always have an ending, but they always have a "plot", so to speak.

    I've never been able to make sense of why I dream like this, nor why I dream so little.

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    I'm always either being chased (usually by Hitler) or just observing... that may be saying something about my passivity in real life

    I usually tend to be rather passive and avoidant unless I feel that my action is necissary and then I unleash it full force... otherwise I"m content just enjoying myself- and I've been told many times by people I know who write that I just wouldn't be a beleivable main character... a much better sidekick- even in a story of my life
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    Quote Originally Posted by Words of Ivory View Post
    (A quick suggestion. Your first post will be much easier to read if you paragraph it.)

    Thanks for making this thread. This is a subject I'd been intending to sit down and think about for a while, and this has given me a reason to do so.

    My dreams have always been an interesting experiences, quite unlike anyone else I know yet. If anyone here can make any sense of what I'm about to discuss, I'd love to hear your thoughts.

    I rarely ever dream. I can go weeks or months without doing so, once almost a year. I have found this disconcerting at times, and this has been the case as far back as I can remember, all the way back to my childhood.

    I've never had "weird" dreams. No people talking backwards, no upside down checked walls and riddled messages from talking sheep and dogs, or anything as psychedelic and strange as that. No abstract symbols or object metaphors.

    The one exception to this is flying. In many dreams I have been able to lift myself off the ground in a sort of... floating state, and fly. Purely through thought. Sometimes it feels like lucid dreaming, because while I'm doing it in my dreams I can feel myself conciously thinking "This is outside the realm of possibility, but I'm making myself do it." Other than this, my dreams are always firmly set in reality.

    There's one other defining quality I noticed in my dreams. They are always stories. They are almost never short, random dreams. They have characters, sometimes people I know, sometimes characters of my own creation, involved in complex, drawn out emotional situations. They don't always have an ending, but they always have a "plot", so to speak.

    I've never been able to make sense of why I dream like this, nor why I dream so little.
    sorry about that... i tend to just try and get my thoughts out while they are there... and just avoid form.

    everyone dreams! it's just a matter and really a practice of remembering. i've been one of those rare few that always paid close attention to my dreams. first thing upon waking up, before any other thoughts come and force my previous dream out of mind... i just lay or sit and ponder on them. constantly going over and over the different details, trying to come up with some sort of explanation for them. because i make this a normal part of my wake up routine, i remember my dreams nearly consistently. there are many tips you could find online on helping you remember your dreams.

    flying dreams are a common one for me as well. and same with me, flying would always be the ticker, letting me know, "hey! you're dreaming right now!" it's always great when that happens, because then you start to gain a little bit of control over your dream. i'm not an "expert" lucid dreamer, but it's something i'd like to work on. it usually happens purely accidentally for me.

    even the most commonplace of objects or seemingly normal things that occur in dreams still carry some symbolic weight. i gave a couple of examples in my original post, about the meanings of transportation and roads. but also, houses, floors, cats, doors... they all carry some meaningful weight. none of these objects are wild or strange in nature, but interpreted with whatever else may be occurring in your dream (as well as your waking life), they could hold a new world of meaning.
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