Understanding dreams is an art practiced since immemorial time. Egyptian initiates, politicians, inventors, psychoanalysts, writers and artists, many historical figures are known to have cultivated this link between the inside and outside of their lives. The dream opens doors to self-knowledge, a “royal road” to our unconscious and to our true self.
- “All of us dream, and probably four to five times a night. But a dream that vanishes is like a fruit that is not picked. A dream not interpreted is like a letter which has not been read. ” Tobie Nathan.
- “Make your dream swallows your life so that life does not swallow your dream.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery.
- “Man will never stop dreaming. Dreams are the food of the soul as food is food for the body”. Paulo Coelho.
- “We must dream: to make things become possible, they must first be dreamed.” Madeleine Chapsal.
- “They have failed because they did not start with a dream.” William Shakespeare.
- “Happiness is a childhood dream realized by the adult.” Sigmund Freud.
Dream in Oedipus
When the young Oedipus was living with Pelops and Merop, King and Queen of Corinth, he suffered nightmares. As it was customary, he decided to consult the oracle to find out about the true meaning of theses symptoms. But the oracle did not clearly answers. As it is usually the case, one should furthermore be able to interpret correctly the oracle's pronouncement (like one has to interpret a psychoanalyst's interpretation in it's symbolic level). Find out the oracle's way to express some timeless truth that will set Oedipus on his way to self-knowledge.