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Mark Atwood
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Strange Dream
I'm told that there is a standard interpretation for dreams where you find yourself living in a new house, or find hidden rooms in your existing one.

I used to often have "hidden rooms dreams" when I lived in my parents' home, and still had them on and off after I moved out, but always of that house.

I had one of my own place the other night, which was a really impressive warping of topography, even for the dream world, given the size of my apartment.

It eventually morphed into an entirely new home, which was very very nice. High ceilings, lovely decor. And I recall it had a huge bathtub slash hottub ajoining an atrium with a little entertainment kitchen attached.

However, I was annoyed that I had to share the space with my neighbors, especially since their space was interconnected and intertwined with mine, and yet there were no doors, anywhere.

Very strange. I can't imagine what recent (or even not-so-recent) memories the dream-process was processing, so I have no idea where it came from or what it means.
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tonyawinter From: tonyawinter Date: July 25th, 2004 07:55 am (UTC) (Link)

Dreams,

When I was young I was into the dream interpretation thing for a while. I found it amusing in the same way I find astrology amusing.

Some interpretations of the finding a new room in your house dream. (A common one, as are flying and falling, growing up I was regularly flying.)

'Discovering a new room is an indication of the state of your whole personality. Your dream might imply that you are ready for new experiences and should accept new challenges.'

another source

'Finding a new room in a house: discovering an aspect of yourself you weren't aware of.'

yet another

'1.Discovering a new room in one's own house:
This dream is typically the metaphor of the growing cracks in our well established certitudes, that brings us back to our philosophical phobias. Throughout life, we build up our consciences in the same way as we build our own house. A well defined territory protecting us from our fears and doubts. A virtual fortress shielding us from any alien conceptual challenge. The discovery of a new room therefore tells us that our quest for the unveiling of our spiritual self is far from over and thereby cruelly warns us of the limits of dangerous conceptual over-simplification. This dream is just a positive shattering of our self confidence and should therefore be considered as a catalyst that keeps us from falling into a complacent mental sclerosis.'

Ultimately I think what you think it means is what is important.
juuro From: juuro Date: July 25th, 2004 05:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hate standard interpretations of dreams.

Oh, there are some shared archetypes. And people who share a common belief system tend to share a bit more of symbology. But much, if not most, of the dreams is very personal. To gain meaningful interpretive abilities one needs to examine a large number of dreams from the same person. Most helpful it is if the person doing the interpretation is the dreamer themself.

I used to keep a dream log. It was fairly entertaining. Perhaps I should take the practice up again.
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