Imagine getting Freud, Jung, and Hippocrates (a dream healer from around 2,300 years ago who became immortalized as the Father of Modern Medicine) into a room together to interpret a dream.
They’d all have different views. Where would they agree, where would they disagree?
In today’s show, I meet these dream pioneers and ask them to interpret a simple dream I had about a skateboard. It’s an imaginary meeting, of course, but a genuine dream.
“Hippocrates, this is Freud; Freud, Hippocrates,” and so we begin.
The two grand old men eye each other tentatively as they reach across two millennia to shake hands. Hippocrates leafs through Freud’s weighty book, The Interpretation of Dreams, published in 1900, while Freud runs his hands over the stone snake-adorned walls of the 2,300 year old Aesclepian Healing Temple where Hippocrates works.
“Hmmm snakes,” Freud murmurs.
Splashes echo from the depths of an inner chamber where Jung dives back into the pool of the collective unconscious and taps me on the shoulder, “Okay, Jane. They’re ready for you now,” he winks.
I have decided to bridge millennial gaps and bring my dream, wide awake, for these dream grandfathers to consider. I have chosen the ancient Greek Healing Temple where Hippocrates worked as the venue.
We keep it light and playful, and I’m sure you’ll enjoy the fun and smile at their different perspectives.
Listen here (Episode 115).
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