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Yours, Nina Ross www.ninarossphd.com
I'm writing a dissertation on First Dreams/Initiatory Dreams. The first dream a dreamer brings to therapy ( assuming he or she has one). I suppose it could be the night before a seminar or significant event ( haven't sussed that out completely). How do therapists and clients view this dream? The mood or tone. Is it a beginning or entry point? It's use in working with a series or sequence. So much has been written on interpretation. Now days ( to a large degree) it just turns me off. I believe the alchemists warmed against reductive analysis ( code for perfectionism or getting control). On the other hand a dream can fade into abstraction with over reliance on metaphor or symbolism: "'A roll of the dice will never abolish chance" Mallarme. Keep my question straight forward ( I tell myself) understanding dreams like physics (psyche) are alive/moving. I think Bosnak calls it dream interpreter anxiety or some such nonsense. Which is actually pretty wise.
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lol, to be Depth "pc" I should change "cowpies" to golden treasures, but I hope the feeling aspect of living with such treasures is fairly named!
once I developed a plan to get new ones and stopped looking... my keys turned up! I know, cliche, but in this case, true!