As Occultists and Spiritual practitioners Dreams are an invaluable tool in Path work.
Thoroughly processing our Dreams can be the key to unlocking personal Gnosis and understanding ourselves in a way that our Conscious mind may be blind to.
While there are many methods of processing, my preferred system is the SPJ (Soul Path Journey) Crosbie Process, Misha Crosbie is a phenomenal Counsellor who has decades of research and clinical practice behind her. Misha is a member of the International Association of the Study of Dreams (IASD).
Standard Dream interpretation can view Dreams simply as a window to process our inner thoughts. When using reference resources to find a ‘set’ meaning in dream symbolism, we limit our potential for understanding and integration. In the SPJ Crosbie Process, we refer to analysis as Dream Processing, this allows the space for subjective meaning unique to the individual.
But here we are Occultists and Spiritualists. What value does the language of Dreams have?
Firstly, many people who have some form of Spiritual practice will be able to lucidly dream. This is the state of knowing that you are dreaming. While you are aware of the Dream consciousness you can shift and change the direction of the narrative. This can, on a practical level, be a powerful way to re-write our internal ‘stories’ and is an effective way to alter personal perception.
Broadly, I break dreaming into 5 different categories:
Premonition: This Dream often feels like you, as the dreamer, are the observer. Similar to sitting in a theatre the events unfold around you. As the dreamer you can only observe and are unable to alter the events that occur.
Communication: This Dream is very clearly discernible from the others as you will be engaging in full conversations with another party/ies. This Dream is the space in which we are subconsciously talking with Spirits. When we are awake our Conscious minds find ways to rationalise away the Spirit conversations we have. Dreaming is free from rationalisation and allows open communication.
Lucid: This Dream is subject to the will of the dreamer. In this space you can radically alter and change the Dreamscape. You are in the Lucid state whenever your thought manifests immediately in the Dream while Dreaming.
Explorative: This Dream is what is possibly the most classical. You are present within the Dream space and observe the events as they unfold to you. Here is typically where we can use Dream Processing.
Scattered Processing: This Dream is exactly that. Not all Dreams will have meaning. In some cases our brains just need to regurgitate the stimuli that we put in. When the Dream is scattered, disjointed and it can be directly correlated to the ‘media’ you consume. There is very little to no significance to this dream, other than a possible reminder to take a break from screen time.
Part of Dream processing is figuring out what kind of dream you are having.
It can be very helpful to keep a Dream journal next to your bed and upon waking write down everything that you do remember. As you go through this writing process you will remember more aspects in greater detail.
For Explorative Dreaming., break the Dream into key components ie, Dog, Car, Tree, Flying.
For each component write down the first two words that you associate with it.
Building from that process you can start to see how these words create a language and discussion of what you may not be processing consciously.
As with any skill, this will take time and practice to learn and develop. Each person’s Dream Language is unique to them as an individual.
You may find it helpful to have a Dream processing consultation with a practitioner to help you get started and assist with adaptive thinking.
Explore your Dreamscape and Know your True Voice.
You can connect directly with Misha via email at, firstname.lastname@example.org
Love and Manyfold Blessings