A new division / classification / categorization / codification / systematization / conceptualization of dreams!
A new way to chop / split / slice / dissect / divide / the dreams!
Hundreds after hundreds of ways to kill / weaken / impoverish / interpret the dreams!
All these ways leading to blind alleys, to more and more split, devitalized truths about dreams!
How strange a man's not quitted of all hope,
Who on and on to shallow stuff adheres,
Whose greedy hands for hidden treasure grope,
And who is glad when any worm appears!
The quest for solving the riddle of dreams continues through the unending flow of dream interpretations, leading us; the dreamers, more and more away from the real vivacity of dreams, leaving behind only variations of interpretations; those lifeless shadows of dreams.
Dreams dwell on the opposite side of the mental universe. The don't come to us. We must go to them.
Some lucky ones arrive to dreamland through spontaneous intuitive or religious experiences. But this way does not work for public at large. What do we have to offer to them, who can so easily be led astray by dream authorities, interpretations, divisions, classifications?
We can divide dream techniques and theories into two main directions.
The majority of them try to define dreams in advance, to catch them into an in advance compartmentalized mesh of some dream theory. The more we think we know what dreams are, the more we find only things we anticipate to meet. The deepest core of dreams are beyond any anticipations.
Only a very small minority of dream theories understand the essence of dreams being beyond any theories. They do not try to define what dreams are, but try to keep open the gateway to dreams as open as possible, without blocking it with any preconceived ideas. They are more interested to define the structure of the way to dreams than dreams themselves. They create practical techniques which aim to protect dreams against any preconceived opinions about them, trying to create a way which could lead the dream explorers so near to dreams that they at last could arrive within earshot, in order to hear what dreams themselves have to say.
This is the way of unlearning.
The most advanced example of the latter kind of dream techniques is Montague Ullman's experiential dream group process, where we have an opportunity to meet dreams here and now, devoid of everything we have possibly learned about dreams. It is the same way along which creative arts and religions have travelled through thousands and thousands of years.