A Jungian Approach to the Interpretation of Dreams

In this single lecture I review the core issues involved in dream interpretation and link it to the semester lecture material on the ongoing course on the neurobiology of sleep that the University of Victoria class has already been provided by the Department of Psychology’s Dr. Kenneth Leslie. Critical in this lecture is the notion that we dream in an attempt to work through the conscious attitudes that we derive from our involvement in the intrapsychic and interpsychic worlds. The dream offers a commentary to our conscious attitude and is one of the primary pathways for the Self to direct the individuation process, the others being the expression of distress/disease through the body (somatic expression of anxiety and depression for example), and the object relationships we are involved in with external people.

University of Victoria

Neurobiology of Sleep semester course

March, 2010