Disclaimer: I don't interpret other people's dreams, but some dream motifs and characters are dreamt by many, many people, and I sometimes
recognize those motifs and characters. I can tell you what several of the people who have dreamt dreams like yours have thought about their dreams,
but only you can decide whether that has anything to do with your personal dream.
Everything else in this post in italics is a searchable term.
Greetings, Mr Bacon.
A body of water is a favorite image of the source of dreams for itself. And one of the points the source of dreams likes to make about itself is
illustrated right here:
... she sinks to the floor of the pool. I then hold her under the water, her large breasts float in front of my face. She starts to struggle
but I keep her under the water and she starts drowning. At the moment she dies I see ...
You're holding her underwater long enough for her to drown, but you don't drown. Even after she's dead, you're still there, taking in the scenery.
OK, that's part of the message: "Some people swim in the same water where other people drown." Although the unconscious is a dangerous place, you, the
waking you, might survive your exploration of it.
Although not the very cheeriest of thoughts, that is an invitation. A lot of dreams like this, Jung's big dreams
, are invitations to the waking
conscious to encounter the contents of the unconscious. This dream is courteous enough to remind you of the dangers, even as it provides reassurance
about your ability to deal with them.
Now, that other dream character. She's really very good. Party line is that an opposite sex stranger with whom you have that much involvement is an
instance of the Anima
archetype. The unattractive same sex stranger she is-or-becomes is an instance of the Shadow
... I see her face change to that of a man with a very large, hook shaped nose. I am left with the feeling that she was really a man trapped
in a woman’s body, and this is why she wanted me to help her die.
So, she seems to be both Anima
. That is maybe a somewhat rare report, but it describes Jung's personal unconscious
Typically, there are both positive ("anima
") and negative ("shadow
") aspects to the personal unconscious
. This image, which
combines both aspects into one character, draws a nice parallel to the overall balance of positive and negative aspects which the "other people drown
here, but not you" theme has.
Since to all appearances, the personal unconscious is the subject, that is as far as I am going to go. I have no idea what the contents of your
personal unconscious might be. For general advice, you might want to look into what's called shadow work
, and see if anything you find appeals
Apart from the meaning of the dream, please consider writing down, in as much detail as you can, everything you remember about the dream. If you draw,
then illustrate your report. If you feel like making some artistic expression "based on" the dream, then by all means do so.
It is very likely that you will still be thinking about this dream years from now, and you will then be glad to have any records or impressions that
were made fresh at the time you dreamt.
Your waking description of this dream reads almost as if it were a nightmare. Nevertheless, it is a very positive dream. You are very fortunate. It is
also an especially nicely composed dream, a gem of its kind.
Well dreamt. Don't be disturbed by it, and please do consider following up on the invitation that you have received.
edit on 19-1-2011 by eight bits because: errant keystrokes