January 14, 2014 · 7:00 PM
Dale Miesen's house
Dr. Gary Malone, Psychiatrist and dream analyst will speak on the similarity and contrasts of Jung and Freud methods of dream analysis. -He is a Distinguished Fellow in the APA, Board Certified in General and Addiction Psychiatry, A Teaching Analyst in the Dallas Psychoanalytic Association, Associate, Clinical Professor UT Southwestern med school, 30+years in private practice.
The basic function of dreams is to express the unconscious mind... and everyone dreams, even if you don't recall them. Most dreams are largely symbolic and metaphorical. Freud and Jung established time tested methods and means to recall and interpret dreams still widely used. We will explore the "collective unconscious" of humankind and "archetypes" as well as personal symbolic meanings to help you decode the inner meaning of your dreams. -I will also provide materials on the use of crystals and gemstones to induce dreams and astral travel experiences. *Bring a favorite crystal or share a dream if you like.
If you have had a lucid dream or astral experience that you would like to share and/or have some help to analyze, please bring a written account of the details or email it to me in advance. (Write down what you feel it means and keep that to yourself for now.) If you use crystals by your bedside or under your pillow, bring them for show and tell! "Lucid dreams" are when the clarity is exceptional and/or you know during the dream that it is a dream. Some are actually "astral experiences" that can be very insightful. "Active Imagination" is a conscious process to help understand the unconscious while conscious.
-If you want to dream more often and recall them better, try these steps at night. 1. Try to go to bed about the same time each night and keep a tablet and pen at your bedside. 2. Set your intention when you get into bed by reading aloud a statement you have written out about your desire to have dreams, and to realize you are dreaming during the dream. 3. If you realize that you are dreaming, try to awaken as it comes to an end, and to recall a few key things about it before you open your eyes. If you simply realize you had a dream, review it quickly before you open your eyes. 4. As you begin to wake up, recall any key details and write them down as soon as possible. 5. Do not try to make sense of it or spell check it, just get it down. Writing even one detail will bring more details to mind. 6. You can fill in the details once the key points or strongest impressions are written done. It may take a few days to piece the whole dream together and come to a good understanding of it, or it could be very clear as you are waking up and recording it.