The assignment is to recall a dream and analyze it from one or
two theoretical perspectives we've learned thus far in dream analysis. Dreams
have been a vehicle to express emotions, thoughts and feelings. Sometimes they
pose questions which have been rooted in our conscious. Dreams are personalized
works which we have consciously directed and created in our minds and no one
interpretation is right or wrong. Weeks later upon receiving this assignment I
had an incredible dream of my mother of which I will never forget.
It was a beautiful sunny day, not one cloud to blemish the sky.
I remember this particular afternoon being warm and bright. The scenery seemed
to depict a post card perfect summer's day. My mother and I were walking in a
park, a park I've never visited or seen. I felt as if anyone were to stare at
us they could see the contentment and harmony radiating from myself. I was
watching myself lay down on very soft green grass, but before I did I turned
around to see if my mother was still near. I saw myself lay down under a tree.
This tree was uniquely beautiful because of its thin twisting, almost fragile
looking branches. The tree was unusual for it was bare, there were no leaves,
nor was it green. The tree just stood by itself colored naked and bare for all
to witness. The birds of summer seemed to favor this unique looking tree by
gathering and sitting on its thin but strong branches. I laid under this tree
looking up towards the birds feeling happy. I heard myself laughing and
listening to these birds singing. Where after I walked towards a pond, a man
made pond of gray marble brick. An immense wall lining a narrow stairwell was
to its left. My mother was kneeling by the pond wading her hand just above the
water, touching it very delicately. This was her pond and her pond had the most
incredibly beautiful bright fish. They consisted of aqua blue, yellow and green
colored fish with fins that seemed to be as fine as hair as it floated towheads
my mother's hands. I watched myself watching her, feeling as if I was invading
a private moment and in awe of the spectacle I was witnessing.
We left the park and her pond and were on our way home. As we
walked arm in arm the weather seemed to be getting darker and c...
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...; Sexuality is a recurring them in the works of Freud and it is
believed to be the root problem or feeling in our dreams. Nakedness and
sexuality also play a major role in my dream which display symbolic meaning,
psychoanalytic importance (latent content). Freud generalized the manifest
content to always relate to conscious and preconscious material from the day
Freud believed that dreams were wish-fulfillment's, of course
this is not the case with my dream of my mother falling. He perceived many of
our wishes in dreams as originating during our early childhood experiences.
This resulted from the suppression of infantile sexual behaviour which recur
many years later in our dreams. He distinguished that not all dreams originate
in childhood experiences, but result from adult wishes. Freud contributed to
the works of dream interpretation and his is just one of many insights to the
mystical world of dreams. Everyone has their interpretative analysis and no one
answer is right, but we may come closer to a simplistic generalization, maybe
even produce a dictionary on how to read your dream.
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