The science of dream interpretation

Your Story - Episode 59, Jane Teresa. Science and Dream Interpretation“You’re an interesting contradiction, a scientist who interprets dreams,” said Ian Kath, host of the podcast chat show Your Story – How others play the game of life. “I’d love to interview you and throw you some curly questions.”

Of course I agreed, and Ian released our interview this week as episode 59, Jane Teresa. Science and Dream Interpretation.

Ian, who also operates Create Your Life Story, a web resource designed to help people interested in producing their own audio oral history, set the scene:

“She comes to dream interpretation, not from the esoteric fields of connecting with your hidden spirit guide, while dancing amongst the flowers, where everything is touchy-feely but from the world of hard core science.

Trained in the UK with a Honours Degree in Zoology, specialising in developmental biology with some neurophysiological research, Jane Teresa had taken her analytical scientific approach into the world of understanding dreams, their meanings and how they influence our lives.”

Along the way, I interpret the dream Ian had that morning.

Along the way, I interpret the dream Ian had that morning.

Along the way, Ian tells me about a very short dream he had during the early hours of the morning before our interview, which I interpret for him. Naturally this leads to quite a discussion! (Yes, it hits home.)

On his blog, Ian concludes:

“Dream interpretation is a real diagnostic tool to better live our lives and help us understand how we are evolving in our personal life towards achieving what we want for ourselves.”  Listen to the podcast.

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2 Responses to The science of dream interpretation

  1. sharon says:

    Dreams and science are not in opposition to one another. Dreams do not simply contain repressed wishes or remnants from the day before, but much, much more. In fact, they may even contain precise and literal pieces of experience yet to be experienced the following day. This may cause you to wonder about what moves you to make the decisions you make. Are we all pre-programmed the night before? Is there any such thing as free will?

    All you have to do is observe your own dreams over a period of time, including the thoughts, feelings and/or actions which precede you remembering a dream, and you will see there is more to life than meets the (conscious) eye.

    Dream interpretation can be an incredibly important diagnostic tool and it can also be incredibly important in determining the way forward in crises.

  2. Jane Teresa Anderson says:

    Hi Sharon,

    Beautifully expressed, and I totally agree. You might be interested in my 1998 book, The Shape of Things to Come, (published by Random House). Here it is: http://www.dream.net.au/shop/shape.cfm

    Jane Teresa

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