STEP 7 – Exploring Principles and Attitudes as They Show Up in Dreams and Life

“Please look to a dream or emotionally intense life situation and find the principles and attitudes that are most relevant to your subject. Note that we are working with your ego function, the basis on which you make choices in life. Once you know the underlying attitudes you can often change them to principles for living an effective and fulfilling life.”

An Introduction to Dreamwork Psychology

Historically there has been a big tendency to impose on dreams to get meaning a Symbol System. In psychology it is their personality theory, like the Jungian anima-animus or shadow-persona. Such imposing of a symbol system onto dreams to produce dreamwork is likely to be highly distracting, taking people away from direct re-experiencing of the dream and not towards it.

Dream Ego Profile – 20 Primary Drego Characteristics

These are the outstanding characteristics of the dream ego, the dreamer in the dream. When you analyze your dream for these characteristics, much will be revealed to you. Further, when you keep working with your dreams in functional dreamwork rather than interpretive dreamwork, you will see that you are becoming more active and effective in your dreams and thus start achieving plus scores.

The Ego Profile – 255 Ego Self Statements (pdf)

These are self-statements that you feel may fit you or not fit you. But we are asking you to make a forced choice, one in which you have to choose, one way or another, if thee statement is about you or not. We usually take action in everyday life based on these self-statements and the attitudes behind them. So try and be honest with yourself in making your decision for or against here. Answer Yes or No according to how the self-statement pretty much applies to you or doesn’t. There are no right answers of course.

About Post-Jungian Dreamwork Methodology

In the Jungian-Senoi dreamwork approach the ultimate focus is on the dream, always the dream, and not on a personality theory evolved in some psychologies that also work with dreams. When applying Jungian personality dynamics, such as anima-animus, to dreams, the Jungian model weakens so much that it does not always apply and is not found useful. One example is… does a woman have an anima as well as an animus or just an animus? And when applied to dreams, is it really true that all masculine figures in dreams represent her animus, her inner masculine?

Key-words in Dreamwork

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The Dream Ego – Glossary of Key Terms

Dream – A dream is an experience in image, action and feeling when the ego is without conscious choice-making and awareness in terms of acting in outer life. The dreamer dreams the dream and awakes remembering the dream and writing it down. Thus we have the original dream experience when the dreamer is asleep, or not aware and active in the outer world. Then we have the remembered dream written down, the dream report.