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Things to remember when writing to us with your dream:
- Write down anything that you think might have triggered the dream or links with it in some way.
- Write down the whole dream; do not leave out parts because you consider them not important.
- Put in any insights you have about people or animals in your dream – it has to be the character of them as they appear in the dream. See Characters and People in Dreams and Being the Person or Thing
- Please let us know your age and gender.
- Describe any emotions expressed or indicated in the dream.
The following example of a dream record shows two possibilities of recording the same dream:
‘I dreamt that a short slightly glowing bolt had entered into my side, and I knew in that moment I had become pregnant with my child. I turned and told my husband, but as he did not seem to hear I did not repeat it. It seemed only to matter to myself.
’If we analyse the feelings in the dream closely, however, the description of the dream might be enlarged as follows: ‘I dreamt that a short, slightly glowing bolt had entered my side. I felt great excitement at this, as if I had long awaited it, and was now fulfilled in my waiting. In the dream I knew that the bolt was something divine that had now entered my being. I also knew in that moment that I had become pregnant with my child, and it would change my life. I told my husband about this, but it was as if he couldn’t hear because I was speaking on a different wavelength or something. Then I realised that this should be kept to myself. That I was to give myself over to the child within, that it would grow strong.’
Here is an example of how to write your dream:
I am in a large house. It is very pleasant and interesting, being like an old “folly”. It has passages leading off all over the place that one could explore. I am being led up the stairs by a very wilful child. It wants to explore the house and is dragging me with it. As we go up the stairs, a man comes out of a door and walks down past us. He looks at me as if to say, “Don’t go up”; or, “if you go up, be prepared.” He looks like a caretaker, but is very indistinct and shadowy.
The child leads me up however into what is like a loft where I have never been before. It is attachted to, yet somehow distinct from the rest of the house. Also it is very light and filled with ancient books and objects. I look at them and feel that there is something oriental and mysterious about them. Somehow they seem like a treasure, all dusty but full of wisdom about life.
Then the child goes to a door that is split in halves, a higher and lower. It can not get through the lower, but goes out the top half.
For how the dream was looked at see Interpretation