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Notes on the Subconscious Mind: Metaphors and Dreams . by Alice B. Clagett

Written on 10 June 2003; published on 27 July 2019

Dear Ones,

I wrote this back when I was doing dream journalling, in the early 2000s. That was when I first began to realize how dreams are visions that reveal the metaphoric language of the subconscious mind …

As we dream, and the subconscious mind takes over, we are no longer capable of abstract thought.  The subconscious part of our mind nevertheless strives to express abstract concepts through the use of metaphors found in daily speech. The more trite the metaphor, the better, as far as the subconscious mind is concerned. Here is an example …

This morning I woke up with a wild dream about a truckload of candy I had bought wholesale. I had brought it to a store in hopes of realizing a profit. Some strange little boy was giving it away for less than the price at which I bought it, and I was trying to stop him … to no avail.

I had a hard time figuring out this dream. What could it have been about?

Then I realized: Don’t give away the candy! … My subconscious mind is clearly not in favor of free love.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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‘Image Words’: The Vocabulary of the Subconscious Mind . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 25 May 2019

Image: “A Cat Caught by Surprise,” by TOBERTZ CHAVEZ – Flickr, 9 November 2006, from Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2935248 … CC BY 2.0

Image: “A Cat Caught by Surprise,” by TOBERTZ CHAVEZ – Flickr, 9 November 2006, from Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2935248 … CC BY 2.0 

Dear Ones,

The language of the subconscious mind is very physical. The way that it conceives things is like the way that an infant perceives the world. The imagery of the subconscious mind reflects primal joys, joys of the senses, primal fears related to the sensation of physical pain, and strong emotions.

Subconscious words convey an emotion; jubilation or dismay to do with the sensory perceptions of taste, touch, temperature, kinesthesia, sight, and the senses of smell and sound, and the instinct to flee from pain.

The subconscious translates the words that our conscious minds concoct into its own terms, according to its own way of perceiving the world around it. It has no means of grasping abstract concepts, except through visual imagery and sensation.

In my experience, without exception, the sounds that the conscious mind uses as nouns (often words or sets of homonyms that convey both abstract and concrete meanings) are morphed by the subconscious mind into ‘image words’. These are still images (or else ultra-short videoclips) to which is attached high emotional affect.

It is image words that constitute the vocabulary of the subconscious mind. It might be an image of a person falling, along with a feeling of dismay. It might be a picture of a house with windows closed and a scent of mildew, as the subconscious often portrays the human body as a house. It might be an image of a physical injury being inflicted, along with a feeling of agony. It might be an image of a sexual organ, along with a very good or a very bad emotion. It might be a vision of a woman’s breast, and a feeling of fullness in the stomach.

As well, the subconscious mind may use ‘image words’ to represent complex conscious concepts absorbed through rote learning of metaphors and proverbs during the early childhood socialization process. It is the imaginal, emotive nature of metaphors and proverbs that makes them such facile aids in bridging the gap between the subconscious mind of the infant and the various stages of conscious mind development that occur from the end of infancy through puberty.

Other devices that bridge this gap are story, song, and rhyme. Thus, a subconscious ‘image word’ may represent the title of a story or song, or it may represent a character in a song or story that carries one kernel of meaning together with strong emotive content. Or it might represent one image in a rhyme that carries a certain meaning and emotion.

Our dreams are stories told by the subconscious mind using subconscious ‘image words’ representing homonyms, metaphors, proverbs, story, song, and rhyme. If we understand the rules by which the subconscious translates these devices of the conscious mind to subconscious ‘image words’, then it becomes quite easy, just after waking up each morning, to dream journal, and then render a ‘reverse translation’ … from the lingo of the subconscious mind, to the parlance of the conscious mind.

In that way we can discover the hidden tangles in our subconscious minds, the repressed memories and repressed emotions stored here and there in our bodies … in this muscle, or that layer of fascia, or over there, in a nerve ending.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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MORE INFORMATION

Link: “Unified Mind: Integrating the Lower Mental Body into the Higher Mental Body,” by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 6 September 2016; published on 7 September 2016 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-64E ..

Link: “Subconscious Symbolism: ‘Sucker’ Operation. Also: M2M Leader of Hetero Group,” by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 13 February 2016; published on 20 February 2016 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-4Wc ..

For examples of ‘image words’ and see my blog categories:  Subconscious and unconscious symbolism  …  and …  Archetypal images

See also my blog category: Inner child – lost children of the Soul – repressed memories – repressed emotions

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Dream Interpretation: Moving from 4D to 5D Interpretation . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 16 February 2017; published on 3 March 2017

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • Postlude: Ravens Gliding and the Music of Chris Zabriskie

Dear Ones,

Here is a story about a dream I had, and about how to move from causal to synchronous interpretation of dreams and visions. Also, a little about changes in metabolism of cells that may now be underway. The Postlude features the music of Chris Zabriskie and video clips of ravens.

There is an edited Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice. I Am of the Stars.

I am here to report a dream that I had a couple of days ago. The day before that I had had a very slight fever to do with a flu shot that I took, so I was resting. In the middle of the night I woke up. I had a vision or dream at that moment: There was a tiny slit, maybe three or four inches long, in the top of my head. And there was a piece of paper, slightly yellow or beige, with writing on it, disappearing inside my head like a fax machine would take a piece of paper.

Then I heard a voice like that of a man who was a spiritual counselor. He said: These are your new dietary requirements that you will need. We are inputting them to your computer. 

Just at that very moment, fine sweat broke out and my fever broke just like that, all of a sudden. I knew that what this person said (which had a tinge of patriarchal domination in it) was not precisely the truth. So I thought about it for a day or two. Then I looked back, and asked what the meaning of that paper was.

It was after I had done one of the activations of Light at Judy Satori’s website … https://judysatori.com/ … And so the Light was coming in that night. The change that happened, I think, was not so much instructions about what I should eat, but changes in the nutrients required by my cells. So there was an upgrade in the manner of metabolism required by my cells, about which I have yet to learn more.

I thought you might like to know, in case you have some kind of similar symbolism in your dreams. I will talk to you later.

Postlude: Ravens Gliding and the Music of Chris Zabriskie

[Video clips of ravens gliding on the breeze, along with this beautiful music: “A New Day in a New Sector,” from the album “Music from Neptune Flux” by Chris Zabriskie, CC BY 4.0]

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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Symbolic Thought in the Dream World . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 11 May 2015

Dear Ones,

There is a passage in the book “The Astral Body and Other Astral Phenomena,” compiled by Arthur E. Powell, which supports my notion that the sleeping mind (as I term it elsewhere, the subconscious or unconscious mind) thinks in symbols. Because of copyright restrictions, I refer you to the original …

Citation: “The Astral Body and Other Astral Phenomena,” compiled by Arthur E. Powell, published 1927, Quest Book edition 1973, copyright The Theosophical Publishing House, London, Ltd. 1965 … “Chapter X: Dreams,” page 102, first paragraph (beginning “(4) The Ego, …”)

Dreams also express, in an unconscious way, emotional thought forms via audiovisual (AV) clips of metaphors and proverbs. We can consciously use this meaning-packed, condensed language in our 5D light sculpting work, so as to uplift the symbolic content of the astral plane (the dreamtime realm).

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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