The Introduction of the movie, "The Way of the Dream."
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Marie-Louise von Franz, explains and demonstrates the scientific theory of dream analysis. Based on her research of over sixty-five thousand dreams,Dr. von Franz concludes that the healthiest thing human beings can do is pay attention to their dreams. "Dreams show us how to find a meaning in our lives, how to fulfill our own destiny, how to realize the greater potential of life within us."
Dreams generally point to our blind spot. They never tell us what we already know, They tell us what we don't know. But when people interpret their own dreams they tend to say, "Yes, I know what that means." And then they project what they already know into the dream. "Oh, that's my problem such-and-such," and so on and so on. ...
And then I say, "Wait, wait, wait, let's take the dream as it is, slowly, from beginning to end." And it comes out quite differently and surprisingly.
A man who had trouble finishing his thesis in psychology had MANY dreams that powerful animals pursued him, which I interpreted as his creativity wanting to reach him. But he didn't accept it. He always said it was his sexuality that he wasn't facing. Finally a dream came in which the animal's sexual organ was a ball point pen and he finally accepted the dream and ... lo and behold, HE FINISHED HIS THESIS.