Exploring the Sleeping Mind

Month: November 2017

The Princess and the Tree

The Princess and the Tree

The Dream: “There was a princess walking around in a giant tree. I was watching this in the third person but somehow knew the princess was me. The princess kept loosing her footing on the large and sturdy branches, and I slowly realized it was… Read More

How to Remember Your Dreams

How to Remember Your Dreams

Many people believe they don’t dream when in fact it’s much more likely that they simply forget them. Within seconds of waking up, our dreams evaporate from our consciousness. Here are a few tips to grasp onto those insightful memories before they are lost. Keep… Read More

Library of the Dead

Library of the Dead

The Dream: “I was driving when I realized I had forgotten to print out a paper at the student library, so I turned around. When I got to the library, I went to the computer room and began working. The room was buzzing with students.… Read More

Limitless Power

Limitless Power

The Dream: while still asleep, the dreamer felt that she had woken up, in her bed, everything as it should be. It was completely dark so she reached for the lamp, but it wouldn’t turn on. She got up quickly to cross the room and… Read More

A Polar Bear’s Advances

A Polar Bear’s Advances

The Dream: “A big, fluffy polar bear was walking toward me, apparently wanting to give me a hug. I felt confused and just stood there.” The Background: the dreamer’s connotations with a polar bear are slight amusement, but also confusion and fear. Are polar bears… Read More

The Basic Steps of Dream Analysis, Part 1

The Basic Steps of Dream Analysis, Part 1

The ID dream analysis method uses the following steps to record, analyze, and learn from our dreams. The moment you wake up, write down a quick overview of the dream in one to three sentences. This must be done immediately, before you forget. As soon… Read More

The Basic Steps of Dream Analysis, Part 2

The Basic Steps of Dream Analysis, Part 2

Now that you have a full inventory of your dream as outlined in Part 1, look for connections between the details of the dream and the details of your waking life. In our brief and simple example, we have the following elements: childhood, melancholy, solemnity,… Read More

The Limitations of Dream Dictionaries

The Limitations of Dream Dictionaries

There are many resources available offering quick, straightforward interpretations of dreams in a simple format such as a dream dictionary. Some resources draw from common imagery; for example seeing a dog in a dream would generally be interpreted to represent friendship or loyalty – “a… Read More