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wrestling with conflict

A dream of professional wrestling has me pondering the Eastern concept of maya… In the dream: I’m in a large room filled with professional wrestlers.  I’m trying to cross to the other side of the room, where two friends wait … Continue reading

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the shadows of Halloween

On Halloween, we become walking metaphors… We’re quite aware of what we’re doing: by putting on a mask, we reveal some hidden aspect of ourselves. We display our inner pirate, our inner goblin, our inner Dracula… …while with our smiles … Continue reading

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there in spirit

  “I know he’s looking down on us from above.” I’m sympathetic when I hear anyone utter such a statement, though it does sound a little hokey to me… I’m sympathetic because I know this belief helps ease the pain. … Continue reading

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Private Dream, Public Myth

  Joseph Campbell said that myth is the public dream, while dreams are our private myths… But I believe our dreams can occasionally serve as public myths. Consider this incredible dream scenario, told by a dying mother to her adult … Continue reading

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Pyramid Scheme

  To those who say: dreams have no meaning… …I reply: “In that case, life has no meaning.” Consider this dream, told to me by a friend: I’m climbing the steps of a tall pyramid. There’s so many steps and … Continue reading

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Full Employment

  The woman feared that her dream—a quiet nightmare—foretold a difficult future… In the dream… She’s arrived in North Carolina and can’t find a job. Because the woman—a co-worker of mine—was actually preparing to move to North Carolina, she wondered … Continue reading

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I’d Better Believe It!

  The cartoon above is based on a dream… …a sleeping dream from a few years ago. In the dream… I’m climbing up a set of stairs. I come to a place where two steps are far apart—one stair looms … Continue reading

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