odyssey

The wanderings of Odysseus or Sinbad represent the very fundamental desire of human beings to search, learn, and grow. Jung talks about the “hero’s midnight travel at sea.” Such a dream is often an indication that the dreamer has no clear direction and no concrete goal. Also, such dreaming could pose the question of how well you control your feelings or how much you are being driven by them, and particularly by your fears. Usually this is a matter of finding the right balance between chaos and order, and remaining true to yourself.

Getting to one’s goal is going to be difficult and lengthy.



Odyssey | Dream Meanings

Keywords of this dream: Odyssey

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dreams give us a doorway into a strange and wonderful world. Although it appears to have many of the features of our waking world, such as peo­ple, animals, objects and places, it is nevertheless full of sub­tle surprises and differences.

To enter this world while asleep leaves us largely unaware of its possibilities.

To take waking awareness into our entrance, as happens when we explore a dream through dream processing, unfolds the magic impact of what we meet.

When we open the door of dreams in this way we begin a journey. It has stages, problems to surmount and things to learn, just like any journey. Many people have already trav­elled before us, and there are books such as Alice in Wonder­land, The Odyssey, Exploring Inner Space, and Altered States oj Consciousness which describe journeys and the terrain.

Although we might meet the heights of religious experi­ence as well as the depths of human despair on the journey, in simple terms it is primarily a journey into a confrontation with our own potential, our own fear, our own prison bars of thought and habit, our own ability to lift perception beyond what we have known before and look at the world, and our life in it, from new perspectives. It is a journey towards greater maturity in which we face the humbling vision of our own littleness, the moving encounter with the vulnerable child we once were, the cleaning out of the store cupboards of resent­ment, hurt and anger, the D1Y of conscious renewal of our identity, and the meeting with Love as we experience ourself as a living participator in the wonder of life. We look at birth, we meet death, we gaze into the vast depths of space out of which our being has arisen. Then we find ourselves seeing the faces of the other human beings we live with, and recognising we are all on the journey, and we only have each other. Real­ising we are all waves on a shoreless sea—from no port we move to no destination—we understand our self responsibil­ity, and consider what we will to do with the momentum of our life. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

When we will to speak or move, uncon­scious physical and psychological impulses and processes oc­cur to produce the response. These deeply unconscious pro­cesses are often depicted by fish. Also the attitudes and urges we have in common with humanity—the collective uncon­scious, and the impulses or insights arising therefrom—can therefore represent the Self or Christ; sexual drive in connec­tion with reproduction, the many little fishes being sperm. In this sense we are the fish which swam the incredible journey and grew into a human, but is still on the odyssey of life and death.

The fish may be the wisdom we have not yet brought to consciousness, regarding our personal journey in time and eternity. Fishing: creating a receptive state of consciousness which allows the deep insights or processes to become known; trying to find spintual nourishment. Eating fish: inte­grating our inner realisations; partaking of Christ. Eaten by fish: feeling threatened by the unconscious; threat of losing conscious or rational direction of life. Dead fish: non-expres­sion of basic urges. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Refers to the search for a proper solution in situations that are causing you great confusion. See Odyssey, Detour.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Little Giant Encyclopedia

See Greed. Sexuality demanding to he set free, but also rejection of physical sexuality. Symbol of luck, natural sexuality, intellectual power. Fertility. According to Moses and the Koran, pork is considered a forbidden food. It is the symbol of something low and primitive— “casting pearls before swine”—laziness, wallowing in dirt; but also comfort.

According to Freud, a sexual symbol (in the Odyssey, Circe transforms men into swine; she frees their animal side in order to bind them to her).

In the East, a symbol of the unconscious.... Little Giant Encyclopedia