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Alas no dream

I didn't have the dream last night, for the first time in three days.

I'm living at Sigmund Freud's house (except it's my dad's house), and someone knocks on the door. I answer it, and it's a client to see Dr. Freud, who isn't home at the moment. Both times, the client has had a dog.

First time-Woman, mid-sized dog
Second time-Man(very good looking), huge black dog. The weirdest part was that he and the dog were in Black & White while the rest of the dream was in color. Weird.

Any theories? I'm thinking it's some cross between my Theories of Counseling lectures and reading Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs, but am always open to opinions. This is only the second time in my life that I have had a dream more than once.

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gmpathfinder
Oct. 7th, 2002 05:28 am (UTC)
Freud Was Grossly OverCredited
Damn you clinical students and your love of that crack snorting psychoanalyst who made shit up off the top of his head and fixated his entire life toward his lack of getting tang. LOL. Woman are messed up because they have an inverted penis and all they want is penis and if they could get all the penis they wanted then the wouldn't dream about falling or being naked or eating pizza because it's all about the cock. Freud and his 'contributions' to psychology can kiss my left nut. He took a discipline that could have been treated as a SCIENCE and made it into a freakin' joke- we Experimentalists have worked very hard to take psychology back to it's roots as being something respectable and we often are embarrassed by the way the world veiws our field. And often, clinical students don't help... but there are exceptions. Please be an exception. Down with Freud.

(no offense)
hapgood
Oct. 7th, 2002 05:48 am (UTC)
Re: Freud Was Grossly OverCredited
wow, bitterness. I wasn't saying I was a freudian therapist, I was just relating a dream.

He may have been a crackpot, but he did good things for us, too. He brought attention to the idea of therapy, and for that I respect him. At least he is a good role model for discarding a theory when it becomes obviously ludicrous.

You critical "science" types, sigh.
ombraorsa
Oct. 8th, 2002 09:09 am (UTC)
Taken from yahoo.com's dream dictionary

Dogs in dreams could symbolize a large variety of ideas and concepts, but mostly they are symbolic of the dreamer's defensive structure and may represent personal boundary issues. Carefully consider all of the details and the mood in your dream. First, if you have a dog, it may be natural to dream about him. We become emotionally attached to our dogs and we dream about them just as we dream about anything else that is important to us. Otherwise, dogs could symbolize loyalty and hard work. If someone calls you a dog, it is a negative reflection on your personality. If you are being treated like a dog, you are most likely being abused in some way. On the metaphysical level, dogs are consider to be the guardians of the underworld. Finally, dogs could represent the more basic or "animal" parts of our nature and some think that they specifically represent male energy.

Dreaming about a doctor may represent a need for physical, emotional, or spiritual healing. Doctors are respected authority figures and we usually follow their advice and guidance in regard to our well being. Depending on your belief system, the doctor in your dream could also represent your higher self or inner guidance. If you are currently experiencing a health problem and doctors are a part of your daily/weekly life, this dream may be symbolic of real life difficulties. However, the dream is most likely based on a past event, a memory, or refers to a current need for healing, rather than a prediction of the future.

(cont.)
ombraorsa
Oct. 8th, 2002 09:09 am (UTC)
(cont.)

All different kinds of people clutter our dream landscape. The men in your dream may include family members or total strangers. You may dream about your father, son, husband, or friend and should interpret the dream according to its details. A man, particularly the father figure, may represent collective consciousness and the traditional human spirit. He is the Yang and his energy, when mobilized, creates the earthly realities. Depending on the details of the dream, the masculine figure could be interpreted as the Creator or Destroyer. At times, women dream about men that are strangers to them. These men may represent the women's unconscious psychic energy. Carl Jung called the stranger in a woman's dream the "animus." He represents autonomous, unconscious energy and he plays a vital role in obtaining a deeper understanding of self. At times, a strange and ominous man in men's dreams could represent their "shadow" or their negativity and darker sides of personality.

A woman or women generally represent intuition, creativity, nurturing, and love. At times they can also represent the negative attributes which are given to women and include physical and emotional weakness, gossip, martyrdom, passivity, moodiness, temptation, and guilt. The content of the dream is to be considered, as well as the emotional tone. If the dream is sexual in nature, look up sex. If the woman in your dream was a stranger and you are a man, she could be symbolic of your feminine side or your attitude about women. If you are a woman, this stranger may be symbolic of different parts of your character or personality. Carl Jung believed that the unknown woman in a man's dream is the Anima. It is the "personification of the animated psychic atmosphere; the autonomous activity of the unconscious." Thus, when you meet an unknown woman in your dreams, pay close attention to what she is saying and doing. It is Carl Jung who suggested that women in dreams represent our collective unconscious and men collective consciousness. Thus, the woman is that force or current inside of you that nudges you on and inspires you. It is your intuition and the knowledge that in not necessarily attached to words. Men, on the other hand, represent the active part that uses the information received to create the physical reality of our lives. When the two are working together well we have balance and experience awareness that leads to peace and productivity.

Most people dream in colors, but at times some stand out more than others. Colors are symbolic and their symbolism is part of culture. We communicate with color and relate ideas with them. For example, a bride wears white and black is worn at funerals. Colors also represent energy. The meaning that you give to the colors in your dreams depends on the meaning that you give to those colors in daily life. If you "see red" when you are angry, then red symbolizes anger and not passion for you. Some generalizations have been made as to the meaning of colors in dreams. They are as follows Black: depression, sadness, despair. Some believe it symbolizes hidden sexual desires. Blue: spirituality, optimism, positive thoughts, and communication. Some believe that when you see it in your dreams you may be in the presence of your spiritual guide. Green: money, jealousy, health concerns, and love. Red: passion, sexuality, anger, warning. White: purity, transformation, cleanliness, and dignity.

Hope this helps!
hapgood
Oct. 9th, 2002 10:55 am (UTC)
Thank you for posting this for me. I read it quickly the other day, and am now just sitting down to really spend some time with it.
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