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Do Dreams really have a Meaning?
« on: September 10, 2009, 10:08:12 AM »
I have met a lot of people over the years who do believe that their dreams, in fact all dreams, have a deeper meaning. I have read books devoted to the subject but I confess I am very sceptical (skeptical for any Yanks reading this) about that theory. Certainly some psychiatrists believe that they can determine your mental health (or lack of it) through discussion of your dreams. I was asked to keep a diary of my dreams by one psychologist when I was in counselling following the implantation of the ICD and apparently I was not alone in needing this help to deal with the situation.

Anywhoo, as posted elsewhere, last night I had a dream that left the word Jaunty in my head.

The dream itself involved me working in a large department store where we (the staff) were preparing for Christmas and I was one of several people involved in setting up the Nativity themed display. Various fabrics and items of clothing were being dragged out of a store cupboard and we were assigning them to "dress" the various characters. A pink and mauve "candy striped" piece of fabric was drawn out of a box and the suggestion made that it would be ideal for one of the shepherds. Someone else said "surely that's too jaunty for a shepherd" and I said "Who the f*ck ever heard of a jaunty shepherd?"

Then I woke up busting for a pee.

So any amateur psychologists want to have a go at that one?

I cannot remember ever using the word jaunty before, certainly it is not in my regular lexicon. I have worked in a department store but that was back in 1969 and only for a very short period.

I am not currently taking any prescription drugs that are known to induce dreams although I have in the past but that is a tale for another post.
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Re: Do Dreams really have a Meaning?
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2009, 10:09:41 AM »
I like dreams and since they must originate in our own sleepy heads they must relate to us in some way.

I wonder how blind people dream  rubschin:
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Re: Do Dreams really have a Meaning?
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2009, 10:14:29 AM »
I can actually not determine if I dream in colour or black or white.... rubschin:

As for meanings...I know I dream a lot more when I am anxious , excited, and sleep deprived.

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Re: Do Dreams really have a Meaning?
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2009, 10:17:38 AM »
I do colour. BM does Blu-ray  noooo:
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Re: Do Dreams really have a Meaning?
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2009, 05:33:08 PM »
I do colour. BM does Blu-ray  noooo:

I'm not sure if I do colour or not - maybe BM only dreamed his Blu-Ray  eeek:

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Re: Do Dreams really have a Meaning?
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2009, 07:34:00 PM »
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Re: Do Dreams really have a Meaning?
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2009, 07:38:44 PM »
The last words in a dream I woke from this morning were:

"And don't forget Polly's birthday, will you?"  I spent the first hour awake trying to figure out who it might be  redface:
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Re: Do Dreams really have a Meaning?
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2009, 07:40:31 PM »
Polly perhaps  rubschin:
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Re: Do Dreams really have a Meaning?
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2009, 07:54:04 PM »
Polly perhaps  rubschin:

 doh:  I don't err, know a Polly!
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Re: Do Dreams really have a Meaning?
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2009, 07:54:50 PM »
Do you know a parrot then  rubschin:
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Re: Do Dreams really have a Meaning?
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2009, 07:58:27 PM »
Come to think of it, I did once. Her name wasn't Polly though  rubschin:
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Re: Do Dreams really have a Meaning?
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2009, 08:02:41 PM »
Word association tho my dear man  whistle:
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Re: Do Dreams really have a Meaning?
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2009, 09:30:30 PM »
The last words in a dream I woke from this morning were:

"And don't forget Polly's birthday, will you?"  I spent the first hour awake trying to figure out who it might be  redface:

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Re: Do Dreams really have a Meaning?
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2009, 10:08:20 AM »
I dreamt that I was dreaming last night  whacky115
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Re: Do Dreams really have a Meaning?
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2009, 10:10:47 AM »
I dreamt that I was dreaming last night  whacky115
What makes you think you are awake now...?  rubschin:
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