NOTES CONCERNING DREAMS, DREAMING & DREAMWORK
A. T. Funkhouser, Bern, Switzerland
Jung had this to say about dreamwork: An arbitrary translation of the dreams is absolutely inadvisable. That would be a superstitious practice based on the acceptance of well established symbolic meanings. But there are no fixed symbolic meanings (C. W. 4: 539).
And in another place: I said, Look here, the best way to deal with a dream is to think of yourself as a sort of ignorant child or ignorant youth
(C. W. 18: 200 The Tavistock lectures, no. 3).
And further: I want to emphasize that it is not safe to interpret a dream without going into careful detail as to the context. Never apply any theory but ask the patient what his [or her] dream images mean to him [or her] (C. W. 18: 248).
List of chapters
A brief historical survey
Dreaming and sleep
Special Forms of Dreaming
Communications from the unconscious
The purposes of dreams
Various levels of dream meaning
Jung's scheme of inner figures
Four basic "tools" for working on dreams
Appendix A: Groupwork guidelines
Appendix B: Dreamwork philosophy and Jeremy Taylor's Basic Dream Work TOOL KIT
Appendix C: A format for a dream group session
Appendix D: Your dream cow is not like I imagined it to be