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The Trouble with Dream Interpretation

Updated on October 18, 2011

Dream Interpretation

Dreams are one of the more mystifying aspects of human existence and a necessary aspect of development. Scientifically we all dream but not all of us remember our dreams. The one thing we all have to remember is that we live in this world subjectively. We experience the world around us subjectively and so our dreams are subjective as well. This makes dream interpretation very difficult.

I have seen and read many dream dictionaries and universal interpretations or attempts at trying to unravel the mystery of dreams so that we all can understand them but the truth is only you can make sense of your dreams.

For example, if a person dreams about spiders and happens to be in a profession where they interact with spiders every day or have a love for spiders their meaning would be different from someone who has a fear of spiders.

Some symbols can be considered universal in part to society, culture and religious beliefs. One prominent example would be that of snakes. The most popular belief is that snakes are evil and represent an evil presence. When a vast majority of people believe this then there is a greater possibility that the snake may indeed represent something evil or something not so good in your life or perhaps a warning.

The best way to interpret dreams is by analyzing the meanings we ourselves give to items, objects, people, ect. We have to create our own dream dictionary based upon the meanings we have created for things. There is one other aspectto remember and that is as we grow and learn so to do our meanings for things and our dreams will reflect those changes.

Types of Dreams

Another problem with dream interpretation is that there are a great many different types of dreams. It will take practice but eventually you will be able to tell the difference between all of them or at least the ones you typically have. In future posts I will go into more detail of the following:

´╗┐Like with most of the information out there on dreams the best way to get to the meaning of them is to keep a journal of them. It is one of the best ways to make note of any recurring symbols. It provides a great foundation for analysis of not only your dreams but also of yourself.


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    • jawwadsaif profile image


      7 years ago

      You have chosen a unique topic. It might raise a good and informative debate. I would like to see your subsequent hubs. Marking it interesting and voting an up. Cheers...

    • jadeddragon profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Arizona

      I think you are right that in such a very busy world our subconscious mind may take some alternative approaches to getting our attention or making a point.

      Thank you for commenting.


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