An approach suggested by Carl Jung. In essence it is to honour what the dream states. In the dream quoted above under amnesia, David is sleeping on a mattress, but it could have been a bed or a hammock, or even a sleeping bag. So why a mattress and why in the garden, and why not alone? Having noted the specifics of our dream, we then amplify what we know about them. We ask ourself such questions as ‘What does sleeping on a mattress on the floor mean? Have I ever done it? When? Why? Where? In what circumstances? Does it represent some condition?’ In other words we bring out as much information as we can about each dream specific; this includes memories, associated ideas, anything relevant. In the case of David, he was sleeping on a mattress on the floor in his present relationship. But he had slipped back into attitudes which damaged this old relationship. P.W. Martin emphasises it is amplification not free association which is sought. Free association may lead to an interesting ‘interpretation’ which may not be connected to the dream specifics. See dream processing; postures, movement and body language; word analysis of dreams; settings. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
(Carbonize; Charcoal; Fuel) Burning coal in a dream means immediate earnings or a ready to fill order for one’s merchandise.
If one can benefit from it in his dream, it means easy benefits or receiving jewelry as a gift, or having a type of work in which one needs to use coal. Seeing burning coal in a dream also means seeking knowledge and wisdom. Coal in a dream also represents an evil and a dangerous person, or it could mean tainted money, unlawful earnings or receiving a grant from someone in the government. Burning coal in a dream also denotes someone who is unjustly suffering from hardships and trials or someone who’s property is unjustly confiscated. Consumed or burned up coal in a dream means the same thing as ashes and signifies falsehood. Having large cuts of coal when one needs small pieces in a dream means worries, distress and concerns, while having fine crushed coal when one needs chunks to light a fire in a dream means diminishingof one’s wealth. Seeingcoal or charcoal in a dream also could mean increase or rejuvenation of one’s sexual desires. Seeing coal in the winter in a dream means money. Fuel for the fire in a dream means corruption. (Also see Ashes)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Energy that rises from the unconscious. As fuel, it points to passion.
A well-known symbol for Money.
According to Freud, the symbol of libido. According to Jung and the alchemists, a symbol for transformation, since, in the process of burning, coal is transformed into warmth and ashes.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Vision: Handling coals is a good sign: you will be prosperous. Sitting on coals: you are waiting impatiently for something. Red-hot coals (in a fire): if the rest of the dream is positive, expect a happy event; if the dream is negative: you will feel deeply ashamed about something you did. See Fire.
Depth Psychology: Coals in a dream are a sign that you are using your experiences to gam insight and wisdom. See Diamonds, Jewelry. Coals may also stand for a desire for material things.... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams of coal symbolize fuel, energy, and your connection to an outdated power source. Your subconscious mind is giving you the message to seek a more efficient use of your energy and that there is a more graceful, joyful way for you to have what you need in life.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream of being in the bottom of coalpits signifies matching with a widow; for he that marries her must be a continual drudge, and yet shall never sound the depth of her policies.... The Complete Dream Book
A dream of trouble, loss, hunger (Raphael) ; secret love is the interpretation attached to this dream by Freud. “With coal no fire so hotly glows as secret love, which no one knows.”—Freud, Interpretation of Dreams, p. 316.... The Fabric of Dream
To dream of being in a coal-mine or colliery and seeing miners, denotes that some evil will assert its power for your downfall; but if you dream of holding a share in a coal-mine, it denotes your safe investment in some deal.
For a young woman to dream of mining coal, foreshows she will become the wife of a real-estate dealer or dentist. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To dream that you visit the orthodondist suggests that you are doubting the sincerity and honor of some person. This dream can also mean that you have some fear about a painful situation, but in the long run it will be for your own good. Also see “Braces”... My Dream Interpretation
In psychodrama there is no interpretation’ of a dream.
The dreamer unravels the meaning of the dream by acting it out with the help of others.
The dreamer acts the main role of him or herself, and directs the helpers in the other roles. In dramatising and exploring the dream in this way, the obvious as well as the hidden meaning, associations and emotions are made clear.
To finish, the dreamer is encouraged to take the dream forward, altering it to what feels more adequate and satisfying. This gives the person opportunity to express and enact what was absent in the dream, and provides release from recurring dreams, and catharsis where necessary. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences