Dreamtime: Enter the Dream World

By Machiel Klerk

by Machiel Klerk

The first of a series of Jungian-oriented recipes for dreamwork.

dreamsYou find yourself naked, stepping onto the bus, and it dawns on you that the people in the bus are appropriately dressed and staring at you. You are being chased by a monster; you lose all the strength in your legs, and can’t run away. These are common experiences in dreamtime. While dreaming, it is difficult to distinguish dreamtime from waking consciousness. Usually, you only know you were dreaming once you wake up. The recently released movie Inception builds on this notion. Throughout the ages and in various cultures, dreams have been experienced as enigmatic and important.

This article was originally published on August 30, 2010.