In a world which increasingly pulls us towards an external collectivized existence away from our authentic being, our dreams offer us a way back to the sacred, restoring our sense of reverence in the midst of banality, channeling our instincts, revealing layer upon layer of our souls, helping us to make friends with ourselves and the world in which we live.
Dreams and Mental Health: Dreams close the gap between our conscious and unconscious drives, so that instead of the neuroses caused by inner division, we can function as wholes, balancing our outer and inner needs, and also ensuring harmony between ourselves and our environment.
Types of Dreams: Personal, Collective and Archetypal. Some dreams make us aware of our personal needs and the complexes that inhibit us from living fully. Others reveal our entanglement with social and collective values that might have become meaningless for us but which still hold us prisoner in the prejudices of our times and tribes. When our personal and collective resources fail us, archetypal dreams come to our aid with a renewed weltanschauung which gives our life new meaning.