a look into my psychology project on dreams.
this is what i’ve been reading…interesting perspective.
“Are people who are mysteries to others, mysteries to themselves?”
“There is more–always more. Birth is not limited by anything you can think of. If my grandmother is pregnant with death, it is death pregnant with life. She comes to show me that life goes on, and I can not understand it, and neither can she. The dream figure is sheer presencing with a taste of incredible persistence and a taste of incredibly sweet joy.”
and my personal favorite…
“They evade space-time categories, not simply to shake things up, but to inject something new. They intervene in habitual routine and make one re-visualize events of the day. They stop the world for a moment, make you wonder. You have to appreciate the fact that there is more to life than you dream, as your dreams make you notice. They are part of the strange, the unanticipated. They make you stare dumbly at the dream scene as prelude to opening you up a little. Surprise, startle and shock is part of their method…They slip in between the cracks of personality, tickle a raw nerve, and won’t let you get away with dosing off on your life forever. To some extent, they reverse the order of time, not simply to fulfill wishes (to evade death, live forever) but to keep you in tune with what you value most, freshness of being, the taste of experience, the shock of aliveness.”
[all excerpts taken from Michael Eigen’s article “Dream Images”]