One of the best of things is good breakfast conversation and after long deep sleep what better to discuss than the dreams of the night before? Dreams are both mysterious and revealing and the many different systems of interpretation can each throw some light or trigger us into reminiscences or sharing of hopes, fears and experiences. Eleusis is an excellent place for dream work as the closeness to nature induces good sleep and the magical atmosphere inspires imagery.

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Comment by David Brazier on July 11, 2017 at 14:51

In one of his essays - can't remember which - Freud suggests that we dream because we do not want to wake up. The dream extends sleep and is a kind of prevarication - a bit like watching a movie rather than doing one's homework. Elsewhere he talks about them being either "wish fulfilment" or, on the other hand, the attempt to master things that overwhelm us. I can see some sense in all three ideas, though they point in different directions, suggesting that not all dreams are doing the same thing.

Comment by Dayamay Dunsby on July 10, 2017 at 11:53

My dreams were very powerful last night. Very emotional but unfortunately as incoherent as ever, leaving me feeling dark but none the wiser as to meaning. All goes towards healing though i think!!?

Namo Amida Bu( :

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Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on March 14, 2018 at 10:31 0 Comments

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