The Space-Psyche Bond (Continues)
Some theories examine the bond existing between space and psyche. Thus, they serve to explain how our dreaming mind builds dream landscapes. These theories are: Psychogeography, Place Attachment Theory, Spiritual Geography and Energy Geography.
According to Kathleen Norris’s book Dakota: A Spiritual Geography Spiritual Geography is the experience of nature, landscape or one’s surroundings as a experience of the holy, and the way in which one’s physical geography intersects with an internal or spiritual geography. Besides, Spiritual Geography describes the way a place shapes people’s attitudes, beliefs and myths.
Disclaimer: This article and the accompanying artwork are subject to copyrights. This is a long version of my article ‘Dreams as Articulation of Space” published in the 2019 Winter edition of DreamTime. I have removed footnotes and other references and divided the article in four different entries. If you want to reproduce this article in full, please contact me first.
We build cities without bricks every night. Or countryside areas. Or planets. How does the dream master decide on the spatial surroundings that appear in our dreams? Why does the unconscious build specific dreamscapes the way it does?
Hello dreamers. I hope you are well and healthy.
People are dreaming more these days, the newspapers say. The presence of a novel virus, coronavirus or COVID-19, and the social restrictions and lockdown measures adopted at a global scale are affecting our dreams.
Why are we Having more dreams?
We are not. It is just that some people, especially those who usually don’t remember them, that they don’t pay attention to them, are remembering them. On the one hand, people who usually have a good dream recall and work with their dreams have seen an increase in COVID-19-themed dreams. Most dreams are vivid when we experience them, it is just that we don’t realise that unless we remember them. The reasons why we are having a higher number of dreams remembered are, among others:
My lovely dreams. I hope you are staying home and paying attention to your dreams, now that you have extra time.
Please remember these easy things that you can do to prevent infection, yours and anyone’s else. As the knowledge of the virus behaviour and spread improves, there will certainly be some additions and adjustments. However, the seven items listed here are good to limit the spread of Coronavirus and of most respiratory infectious diseases. If you learn the lesson know, you will be know it for the next.
I advise the use of protective masks and disposable gloves in your outings. If you don’t find gloves, use sanitizer after anything you touch. Like doctors do.
In this entry, I offer an example of how I work with dreams and how it differs from dream interpretation. This is an hypothetical dream snippet based on a real person’s dream.
Mary and her boyfriend Peter are having a chat together. Peter is wearing a pink suit that she has chosen for him. In the dreams, Peter asks, “Why do you want me to wear pink?” Mary replies, “Because I like it for us as a couple.” Peter adds, “I put it on because you said so.”
I had read many books on dreamwork before I came to read this, enticed by a talk given by Bosnak. The book, as some others of his, is a mix of personal working diary on dreams, with reflections and advice to the reader and to himself. This is a little wonder of a book, little as in introductory, not as in simple. Bosnak is a Jungian analyst so you can’t get the Jungian out of him, nor would want to). This is, precisely, what makes his approach to dreams so profound.
The new issue of DreamTime for year 2020 has just been published. It contains a very interesting, eclectic and enjoyable issue of DreamTime with articles from different dream experts, researchers and artists. I’m one of the contributors, with an article on dreamscapes, which also includes some of my digital artwork. My name is not on the cover but I am in.
Contact the IASD office (firstname.lastname@example.org) on how to purchase the paper copy or PDF copy. Prices are very cheap, and you will be supporting a wonderful organisation that invest every penny on supporting dream research, and has scholarships and grants for young researchers and artists working on dreams.
If you become a member of the IASD, the copies of the IASD’s DreamTime and Dreaming magazines for the year you are subscribing to will be offered to you on digital format for free.
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