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Dreams:


Jung believed that the beginning of this own intellectual life was through a dream he had as a child. (Age 3). In the dream he descended into the earth and saw a giant phallic symbol sitting in a throne. In the dream his mother tells him that it is “the man-eater”. Eventually Jung began to associate the phallic symbol as Jesus Christ. He made this association due to the name Jesus Christ being evoked every time a new body was put to rest. The two elements of this dream were aspects of the dark and primordial forces that he studied the rest of his life.
Jung and Freud disagreed early on about the fundamentals of the unconscious mind. Jung believed that spirituality was the key to understanding the unconscious mind, whereas Freud remained firm on his theories of sexuality and infantile sexuality. Jung strongly believed that the satisfaction a child took from its mother’s breast was just satisfaction at the food it was receiving and the comfort it gained from the act.
According to Jung, dreams were just the way you communicated and acquainted yourself with your unconscious. He believed that dreams were not attempts to conceal your true feelings but instead, they were a window into your unconscious. He considered dreams to be a guide to the waking self to help achieve wholeness and to offer solutions to any problems you may be facing.
Jung believed that a person’s dreams revealed things about themselves and their relationships with others. Jung also believed that the dreams manifest content was just as significant and revealing as the latent content. He felt that by discussion what is currently going on in your life he could interpret the images in your dreams. Jung’s method of dream interpretation placed more confidence on the dreamer. He thought that we all possess the needed tools to interpret out own dreams. He considered personal judgement to be more significant in dream interpretation. He believed that whatever interpretation felt right to person was the more correct interpretation.

In 1913, Jung had a vision of a ‘monstrous flood’, engulfing most of Europe and lapping at the mountains of Switzerland. He saw thousands of people drowning and civilization crumbling. Then the waters turned into blood. This vision paved the way for many dreams to come; dreams that featured eternal winters and rivers of blood. Jung thought he was becoming psychotic. However, on August 1st of that year, World War 1 began. Jung felt that there was a connection between himself as an individual and humanity in general that could not be explained away.

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