Dream Symbols - Powerful and Ancient
Of course, the essence of all dream books is the numbers associated with the words describing the dreams. In Dr. Gopala's system, these words and numbers are called dream symbols. Most of the dream symbols are related to one or more archetypes. According to Dictionary.com, archetypes are a collectively inherited unconscious idea, pattern of thought, or image universally present in individual psyches. The archetypes in Dream a Lottery Win Tonight were collected from many older dream books as well as from psychologists and other scholars that study archetypes by examining their presence in art, literature, myth, and dream. A smaller number are from archetypical images that kept recurring in Carl Jung's patient's dreams.
These archetypes have been with us since the dawn of time. We see them reflected in recurring images in art and religion. We know these dream images are archetypical because they are found everywhere, in and all places, from stories in the ancient books to modern books and movies like Harry Potter and the Twilight Saga. Many other examples in our culture abound. Any story in which love is lost only to be found again is bound to be full of archetypical themes. Another common archetype is that in which a journey is undertaken resulting in a slain dragon and a saved heroine. Star Wars comes to mind. Also, one of my favorites, the king is wounded and the land becomes a wasteland, the king regains his strength through believing in his higher Self and the kingdom is restored. Many more examples could be given. These stories are timeless and retold by many authors generation after generation. They are derivatives, templates on which are psyches are built upon.
Do not confuse archetypes with the Source of Thought. The Source of Thought is beyond the ego; it is transcendent to the ego. Archetypes are the ego. Think of them as residing as subtle energy within the unconscious mind of all people everywhere. We find them by going inward to our own dreams and fantasies. Thus, they provide images that we have termed dream symbols.
Much like the Zodiac, they are a grouping of twelve types. They are the Innocent, the the Orphan, the Warrior, the Caregiver, the Seeker, the Destroyer, the Lover, the Creator, the Ruler, the Magician, the Sage, and the Fool. Each represents a basic human instinct or way of thinking and acting. We each experience the archetypes according to our own perspective. Throughout our lives each archetype play a role in establishing who we are at that particular moment in time.
Some spiritual scholars think of archetypes as aspects of gods and goddesses that have been encoded into our unconscious minds over time.
Academics who are suspicious of anything that sounds mystic or magical think of archetypes as controlling paradigms or metaphors, the invisible patterns in the mind that control how we experience the world around us.
Physicists learn about the smallest subatomic particles by studying the traces they leave in cloud chambers; psychologists learn about archetypes by studying the traces they leave in art, literature, myth, and dream in ancient people as well as modern. We know they are archetypes because they leave the same traces over time and space.
Finally, scholars who are interested in human growth and development see the archetypes as guides on our journey through life. They believe that as each archetype comes into our lives, it brings with it a task, a lesson, or some would say a gift. Together the archetypes teach us how to live a harmonious life.
At the Ninth Siddhi, we like to think that the archetypes help us connect with the eternal. They make the mysteries more accessible by providing multiple images for our minds to dream about. It is, after all, these archetypical dreams delivered to us by the Source of Thought that we use to predict the lottery.
Carol S. Pearson in her wonderful book on archetypes titled Awaking the Hero Within has noted the goals, fears, and gifts of each archetype.
See the graphic titled The Twelve Archetypes.
DRAMA, DREAMS, AND THE ARCHETYPES
Many of our dreams are archetypical because our mind tries to work out our daily problems, emotional needs, and physical trauma through dreams. When we set an energized intention to win the lottery using dream symbols close to the Source of Thought, we encourage our higher Self to fulfill our desires.
The following archetypical dramas are typical of human experience and encompass life as a struggle:
The Innocent – Paradise is lost through no fault of your own, but eventually faith is retained and paradise is reached.
The Orphan – Paradise is lost resulting in horrible despair, alienation, and hopelessness. Eventually, one finds a way to work with others creating better conditions in the world.
The Warrior – The warrior goes on a journey, confronts, and slays the dragon and rescues the victim.
Caregiver – The caregiver sacrifices and does what others ask, but in doing so feels victimized and psychologically maimed. May become manipulative of others, but eventually gains the capacity to live an enriching life.
The Seeker – The seeker feels alienated by peer pressure to conform. So, she goes off on her life journey alone eventually finding the treasure of true autonomy and vocation as well as family and community.
The Lover - Really yearns to love but is separated from love and either loses this love in tragedy or is reunited with a loved one.
The Destroyer - The Destroyer always experiences great loss and human suffering. Eventually, loses his fear of death and learns to make death an ally.
The Creator – The Creator discovers her true Self and explores ways of creating a life that facilitates the expression of that higher Self.
The Ruler – The Ruler is wounded and the family or kingdom turns into a wasteland. Eventually, the Ruler takes responsibility for the kingdom and her own woundedness and restores the kingdom to fertility, harmony, and peace.
The Magician – Overcomes a debilitating illness (sometimes psychological) through healing and self transformation. This leads to learning how to heal and transform others. Eventually, the Magician aligns herself with the forces of creation.
The Sage – The Sage seeks truth about life through losing the ego self and bathing in the Bliss of Transcendental Awareness.
The Fool – The Fool lives for pleasure without being rooted in the higher Self or community. Eventually, he learns to commit and bond with people and community and is able to live in harmony with creation finding joy in all things.
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