An Open Window: Dream As Everyman'S Guide To The Spirit
An Open Window: Dream As Everyman'S Guide To The Spirit

An Open Window: Dream As Everyman'S Guide To The Spirit

  • Publish Date: 2014-02-05
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Sri Madhava Ashish
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Movement on the spiritual path necessarily involves taking light into the dark corners of our psyche, and it is there that dreams provide an open window into the inner reality. In the early years of the twentieth century, Sigmund Freud and Carl Gustav Jung proposed that, more often than not, dreams represent those thoughts and memories which are unbearably painful and have been relegated to the realm of the unconscious. Unlocking the meanings in these dreams can help people free their mind and feelings from irrational desires, fears and insecurities. This brief but profound book assails the 'conventional' understanding of dreams and their interpretation, drawing attention to a much-neglected aspect of dreams as a source of guidance to the spiritual aspirant. It uses the insights of psychology, but transcends it, to confront the inescapable questions most people should be driven by: What is the purpose of life, and does it all end with death? Laying bare dreams of childhood anxiety, traumas and sexuality'cleaning the windows' to uncover the deeply buried material that blocks our efforts on the inner pathit then invites contention from 'materialists' in its discussion of subjects beyond psychology such as precognitive dreams, reincarnation, out-of-the-body experiences, death dreams, and numinous or 'big dreams -'an open window' through which deeper, non-physical levels of reality can shine. Drawing on examples from real life, Sri Madhava Ashish teaches the 'language of dreams', ensuring a better understanding and awareness of the unconscious self, guiding the reader on the path to mental and spiritual freedom.

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