Dreams and Astrological PsychologyDreams and Astrological Psychology



Dreams and Astrological Psychology presents his reconciliation of these driving forces in his life. John highlights the profound predicament we in the Western world are in, reflecting the unbalanced state of our own egos.

Author: John D. Grove

Publisher: Hopewell

ISBN: 095583399X

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John D. Grove has spent many years in two worlds - the practical world of professional psychotherapy based on Jungian theory, contrasted with his ongoing more private interest in the world of astrological psychology. Dreams and Astrological Psychology presents his reconciliation of these driving forces in his life. John highlights the profound predicament we in the Western world are in, reflecting the unbalanced state of our own egos. Jungian understanding of the psyche points the way forward, and John suggests that we can each become our own psychologist to begin to understand the puzzle of our own psychic existence. Our dreams and our astrological chart provide keys that help us to unlock this puzzle and realize our true potential as psychologically healthy and balanced individuals, thus raising the level of our collective experience.

DreamsDreams



This is the idea that we can explore the unconscious substratum of our mentality, the storehouse of our memories, by means of dreams, for these memories are by no means inert, but have, as it were, a life and purpose of their own, and ...

Author: Henri Bergson

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ISBN: 1502784726

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Page: 52

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Before the dawn of history mankind was engaged in the study of dreaming. The wise man among the ancients was preëminently the interpreter of dreams. The ability to interpret successfully or plausibly was the quickest road to royal favor, as Joseph and Daniel found it to be; failure to give satisfaction in this respect led to banishment from court or death. When a scholar laboriously translates a cuneiform tablet dug up from a Babylonian mound where it has lain buried for five thousand years or more, the chances are that it will turn out either an astrological treatise or a dream book. If the former, we look upon it with some indulgence; if the latter with pure contempt. For we know that the study of the stars, though undertaken for selfish reasons and pursued in the spirit of charlatanry, led at length to physical science, while the study of dreams has proved as unprofitable as the dreaming of them. Out of astrology grew astronomy. Out of oneiromancy has grown—nothing. That at least was substantially true up to the beginning of the present century. Dream books in all languages continued to sell in cheap editions and the interpreters of dreams made a decent or, at any rate, a comfortable living out of the poorer classes. But the psychologist rarely paid attention to dreams except incidentally in his study of imagery, association and the speed of thought. But now a change has come over the spirit of the times. The subject of the significance of dreams, so long ignored, has suddenly become a matter of energetic study and of fiery controversy the world over. The cause of this revival of interest is the new point of view brought forward by Professor Bergson in the paper which is here made accessible to the English-reading public. This is the idea that we can explore the unconscious substratum of our mentality, the storehouse of our memories, by means of dreams, for these memories are by no means inert, but have, as it were, a life and purpose of their own, and strive to rise into consciousness whenever they get a chance, even into the semi-consciousness of a dream. To use Professor Bergson's striking metaphor, our memories are packed away under pressure like steam in a boiler and the dream is their escape valve. That this is more than a mere metaphor has been proved by Professor Freud and others of the Vienna school, who cure cases of hysteria by inducing the patient to give expression to the secret anxieties and emotions which, unknown to him, have been preying upon his mind. The clue to these disturbing thoughts is generally obtained in dreams or similar states of relaxed consciousness. According to the Freudians a dream always means something, but never what it appears to mean. It is symbolic and expresses desires or fears which we refuse ordinarily to admit to consciousness, either because they are painful or because they are repugnant to our moral nature. A watchman is stationed at the gate of consciousness to keep them back, but sometimes these unwelcome intruders slip past him in disguise. In the hands of fanatical Freudians this theory has developed the wildest extravagancies, and the voluminous literature of psycho-analysis contains much that seems to the layman quite as absurd as the stuff which fills the twenty-five cent dream book. It is impossible to believe that the subconsciousness of every one of us contains nothing but the foul and monstrous specimens which they dredge up from the mental depths of their neuropathic patients and exhibit with such pride. Bergson's view seems to me truer as it is certainly more agreeable, that we keep stored away somewhere all our memories, the good as well as the evil, the pleasant together with the unpleasant. There may be nightmares down cellar, as we thought as a child, but even in those days we knew how to dodge them when we went after apples; that is, take down a light and slam the door quickly on coming up. Edwin E. Slosson.

The Complete Book of DreamsThe Complete Book of Dreams



The Complete Book of Dreams engages the main body, mind, and spirit sub-practices in achieving better sleep, and with it, better physical and emotional health.

Author: Stephanie Gailing

Publisher: Wellfleet

ISBN: 9781577152132

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Page: 228

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The Complete Book of Dreams engages the main body, mind, and spirit sub-practices in achieving better sleep, and with it, better physical and emotional health.

Astrology s Higher OctavesAstrology s Higher Octaves



This book illustrates the power of astrology to facilitate emotional healing, aid the lives of couples and families, guide career development, and promote focus and purpose in daily life.

Author: Greg Bogart

Publisher: Nicolas-Hays, Inc.

ISBN: 9780892546794

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Page: 232

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This book illustrates the power of astrology to facilitate emotional healing, aid the lives of couples and families, guide career development, and promote focus and purpose in daily life. Astrology’s Higher Octaves combines therapeutic astrology, the astrological study of relationships, vocational astrology, archetypal psychology, dreamwork, and the synthesis of astrology and music. Through detailed examples, readers learn to refine their interpretive skills and to practice astrology as a vital catalyst for both inner and outer works, a way to achieve integration. Influenced by Jung’s interest in astrology and dream analysis, Greg Bogart, PhD, presents a potent technique for combining astrology and dreams, where parallels and synchronicities between dream imagery and planetary symbolism amplify the truthful messages both convey, showing clear steps forward for transformation at crucial transitions. He illustrates how vocational astrology, informed by career counseling theory, helps us choose optimal occupational paths and fosters strategic timing and steady accomplishment in the realm of work. Readers also learn about diurnal astrology, which enhances the enjoyment of daily tasks and activities, sharpening our sense of purpose and time management skills. The book concludes with the spiritual value of astrology, a practice that refines us vibrationally in a manner analogous to music so that over the course of life we can discover and express distinctive tones. Recognition of the potentials shown in the birth chart prepares us for gradual sculpting of the life until it becomes a reflection of our celestial ideal. By unifying astrology with psychotherapy, vocational counseling, and dream interpretation, Astrology’s Higher Octaves expands the celestial art’s range of social influence and teaches us to extend the ray of consciousness in many directions simultaneously.

Crossing the ThresholdCrossing the Threshold



Striving to the interpret the meaning of our dreams can be a fascinating and enlightening process. In this groundbreaking work, a practiced astrologer explains the significance of dreams with relation to the astrological chart.

Author: Linda Reid

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

ISBN: 0140195289

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Page: 185

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An examination of horary astrology which displays the correlation between dreams and existence, and shows how the link between our dream chart and our natural chart can be used to explain the link between conscious feelings and conscious lives.

Jung and the Making of Modern PsychologyJung and the Making of Modern Psychology



( 1886 , 109 ) The symbolism they used often drew upon astrological , numerological , and Kabbalistic traditions . 13 In the dream keys , images were seen as revelatory of the personality . The dream was attributed a moral and ...

Author: Sonu Shamdasani

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521539099

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Page: 387

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Dream Analysis Volume IDream Analysis Volume I



One might say that Nietzsche had a psychological approach to his material But inasmuch as the human soul has ... The author was practically the last of the official professors of astrology , which was a sort of psychology but with the ...

Author: William McGuire

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691230184

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While the basis of these seminars is a series of 30 dreams of a male patient of Jung's, the commentary ranges associatively over a broad expanse of Jung's learning and experience. A special value of the seminar is the close view it gives of Jung's method of dream analysis through amplification. The editorial aim has been to preserve the integrity of Jung's text.

The Astrology BookThe Astrology Book



A proponent of the transpersonal perspective, Clement has focused her research and writing on dreams, planet-centered astrology and on psychological and spiritual topics related to astrology. She has lectured widely throughout the ...

Author: James R Lewis

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 9781578592463

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Page: 928

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The scientific, historic, and popular basis behind the ancient art of astrology is explored in this comprehensive reference. The guide also includes a table of astrological glyphs and abbreviations, a section on casting a chart, and a chapter that explains and interprets every planet in every house and sign.

Philosophy of Science and the OccultPhilosophy of Science and the Occult



( 1977 ) Recent Advances in Natal Astrology : A Critical Review 1900-1976 . Rockport , Mass . ... Personal perspective ( on astrology ) Astro - Psychological Problems , 4 ( 3 ) , 43-45 . ... Dreams and Illusions of Astrology .

Author: Patrick Grim

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438404980

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This book both introduces the philosophy of science through examination of the occult and examines the occult rigorously enough to raise central issues in the philosophy of science. Placed in the context of the occult, philosophy of science issues become immediately understandable and forcefully compelling. Divergent views on astrology, parapsychology, and quantum mechanics mysticism emphasize topics standard to the philosophy of science. Such issues as confirmation and selection for testing, causality and time, explanation and the nature of scientific laws, the status of theoretical entities, the problem of demarcation, theory and observation, and science and values are discussed. Significantly revised, this second edition presents an entirely new section of quantum mechanics and mysticism including instructions from N. David Mermin for constructing a device which dramatically illustrates the genuinely puzzling phenomena of quantum mechanics. A more complete and current review of research on astrology has been included in this new edition, and the section on the problem of demarcation has been broadened. Patrick Grim is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He has coedited eleven volumes of The Philosopher’s Annual and has published a number of articles on logic and contemporary metaphysics, philosophy of religion, and ethics.