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Hiding from feeling; avoiding awareness of something we don’t want to see; being protective – hiding how we really feel about someone, or our sexual feelings about someone; not knowing.
Hiding a body or object: Not facing difficult feelings connected with the body or thing. See: dead people dreams.
Hiding from something dangerous, or dangerous thing hidden: Feeling threatened either by unconscious contents or exterior situation.
The example below illustrates how we may use one emotion or situation to hide what is really important.
Hiding place: Usually it represent a feeling that you can hide from or not be noticed by people or things you wish to avoid.
It can also be a place you can or hope to keep objects hidden.
Example: ‘I was in my bedroom, I looked up and saw the top of some long curtains were on fire. I thought ‘My God, now my sister is setting fire to the house to hide the evidence’.’ Ms A. T.
Example: About fifteen minutes after having taken the drug, this dream which had been incomprehensible, spontaneously revealed its meaning – The underground shelter was obviously meant to be a symbol for my unconscious mind which existed below the surface and had been so well camouflaged that it could survive indefinitely without being discovered. My friends and relatives in the shelter were symbols too – of my symptoms and neuroses which could have survived the duration comfortably had not those barbarian shock troops discovered the underground hiding place. Those barbarian shock troops, I quickly realized, were symbols again – and very apt symbols – for Doctors E and M who were using the barbarian (experimental) shock therapy of LSD. They had already forced my unconscious above ground, and were now asking me to round up those friends and relatives (symptoms and neuroses) that had escaped. As soon as I did round them up, we were to be destroyed. As this interpretation unfolded, the nightmare lost its terror and became instead an encouragement: unconsciously I might be frightened at losing my neuroses but consciously I was delighted.
This was quoted from Myself and I by Constance Newland.