Hearing about other people’s dreams can be one of the most annoying things you have to sit through. It may be incredibly interesting to them that they battled Sharon Osborne while riding an emu and texting the Dalia Lama, but no one else cares. However, many people think that dreams do contain encoded messages and ideas, which our unconscious mind is somehow trying to communicate with us. The famous psychotherapists, Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud, were fascinated by the subject of dreams. They built a lot of analysis around them to try to gain an insight into their patients’ inner thoughts. A lot of us forget our dreams immediately, or within a few moments of waking up. So, if you want to keep a record, it’s best to have a dream diary right beside your bed.
Today we look at dream symbolism from around the world and throughout human history. A lot of these are common to most people and you may have had dreams containing these ideas once or even many times. We’ll cover the classics like flying, falling and teeth falling out, as well as some less common symbols.