Bei Erwachen aus dem Traum mit Herzklopfen: Rhus-t.
Schweißgebadet aufwachen: Hyos.
Schläfrig am Tag, bei Nacht schlaflos: Phos.
Träume von Ereignissen des Tages: Bry.
Malaria nosode. for Nightmares
Träume werden definitiv von Miasmen beeinflusst. Ayurveda sagt, dass Menschen unterschiedlich träumen, je nachdem ob sie eine Kapha-, Pitta- oder Vata-Konstitution
haben. Genauso verhält es sich mit Menschen, die zu einem bestimmten homöopathischen Konstitutionstypus neigen (psorisch, tuberkulinisch, sykotisch oder syphilitisch) .
Im Folgenden werde ich die Besonderheiten der Miasmen in Bezug auf das Träumen erörtern:
Träume der Psora
Die Träume der Psora drehen sich um Erwartungsspannung begleitet von einer hyperaktiven Psyche. In den Träumen können
Ideen oder unerfüllte Wünsche wellenartig zum Ausdruck kommen. Psorische Träume legen Traurigkeit, Liebe, Eifersucht, Angst oder Schreck offen.
Psychosomatische Beschwerden können als Folge von Tagträumen mit veränderter Wahrnehmung und starken Verlangen in Verbindung mit Schreck auftreten.
Träume der Sykose
Sykotische Träume gehen einher mit einer gewissen Überempfindlichkeit. Es können Reibungen vorliegen, die durch ein negatives
Umfeld bedingt sind. Hier kann sich auch eine Müdigkeit zeigen,
die zu Verlangsamung und Trägheit mit schlechtem Gedächtnis
Diese Patienten können sich oft nur mit Mühe an ihre Träume erinnern oder diese nur unzureichend erklären, was letztlich in einen
paranoiden Geisteszustand oder eine hypochondrische Konstitution übergehen kann.
Träume von Versagen,
Mangel an Selbstvertrauen und Unsicherheit sowie Träume vom Tod gehören ebenfalls zu diesem Miasma.
Träume der Tuberkulinie
Das tuberkulinische Miasma hat eine gesteigerte Aktivität, aber diese ist gekoppelt mit mangelhaften Ressourcen, was zu Schwäche führt.
Auch liegen Wechselhaftigkeit und Stimmungsschwankungen vor. Diese Gemütslage verursacht wechselhafte Träume.
Der Verstand ist aktiv, aber der Körper schwach, was Enttäuschung und Frust hervorruft.
Es können auch sexuelle oder erotische Träume auftreten. Diese Träume sind sehr lebhaft und führen unter Umständen zu Masturbation oder Nymphomanie.
Das Verlangen nach Veränderung kann sich in Träumen vom Reisen ausdrücken.
Träume der Syphilis
Es liegt ein Gefühl der Erschöpfung in Verbindung mit irrationalen Reaktionen vor, was zu einem Werteverlust in Bezug auf das Leben führt.
Hier finden wir auch Schuldgefühle, aus denen eine Selbstmordneigung hervorgehen kann.
Syphilitische Träume sind suizidal, mörderisch oder destruktiv.
Art-v. = mugwort fördert Träume
Cael. = Dreamherb/= Bitteres Gras/= Blatt Gottes
Entada rheedii = african dreamherb Fabales.x
Nightmare = Alptraum
Perchta (Frau Holle) bestraft Faulheit und Neugier mit Albträumen bis Bauch aufschlitzen (Rotkäppchen)/Brunnen/belohnt Fleiß und Hilfsbereitschaft.
Dreaming potency = Ubulawu (= Kräutermischung gebraucht in Heilritualen in S. Afrika/wird mit Gabel geschlagen bis Schaum. entsteht)
Aq-mar. (= Meerwasser)
Mondstein. (= Kalium-Aluminium-Silikat)/= Traumstein (I)
Amethyst. wa + Hypericum Auro cultum w Aurum/Apis regina comp. (= goldene Kette: Gold - Johanniskraut - Bienenkönigin) wa.
Jug-r. Walnussbaumblätter für sanfte, angenehme Träume
Laurus nobilis = Lorbeer Laurales.
Melis. bei unruhigen Träumen/Tee trinken o. reiben Sie Schläfen und Herz mit dem Tee, der Tinktur oder Melissengeist ein.
Myos-a. wertvollste Traumförderer aus dem Pflanzenreich und ein idealer Katalysator für Silber.
Blau. vermittelt Tiefe und Weite. Die Seelenwirkung der Farben nutzen Hersteller von Kräuterteemischungen: Ein Schlaftee wird aus psychologischen Gründen
immer sichtbar viel Blau enthalten. Stärkt das Erinnerungsvermögen. (Träume/Studium).
Valer. [Margret Madejsky] kann erweckte Nachtgespenster wieder besänftigen. Baldrian war die heilige Blume des germanischen Lichtgottes Baldur. Im Mittelalter
hat man psychisch Kranken Schutzamulette mit Baldrianwurzel um den Hals gehängt. Wie so viele stark duftende Pflanzen, galt der Baldrian als Dämonen abwehrend.
Heute noch schützen die Zubereitungen der Wurzel Tausende von Menschen vor dem "Dämon der Schlaflosigkeit". In psychiatrischen Einrichtungen werden die Wurzelextrakte literweise verbraucht; Baldrian ist der erklärte Lieblingsgeruch Manisch-Depressive.
Wenn in der Nacht alte Wunden der Seele aufbrechen, dann wird die "Mondwurz" wie ein Lichtblick sein. Einer der Wirkstoffe, die Isovaleriansäure, ist auch Bestandteil
von menschlichen Hautausdünstungen. Der schweißähnliche Geruch kann in schwierigen Lebenssituationen gewissermaßen menschliche Nähe ersetzten und wie eine
Umarmung wirken. (Traumwandeln).
Morpheus: Gott des Traumes (Hellas)/= Sohn von Hypnos (= Gott des Schlafes). Sein Bett besteht aus Elfenbein und steht in einer dunklen Höhle/als Gott des Todes verehrt
(nicht zu verwechseln mit dem Gott der Unterwelt Hades/Pluto)/Symbol ist die Kapsel des Schlafmohnes (Op.).
Träume sind der Königsweg ins Unterbewusste.
Zur Traumdeutungen gehören: Assoziationen des Träumenden
Einen Zensor steht der innerliche Traumwahrnehmer gegenüber
Verschiebung im Traum: Einen bestimmte Person o. Idee steht als Symbol vor eine andere Person o. Idee.
Verdichtung im Traum: Ein Symbol hat mehrere Bedeutungen
Tagessediment sind Resten des Tagesgeschehens.
wächst in den Mittelmeerländern auf kargem Boden/wird als „Strohblume“ o. „Sonnengold“ bezeichnet. Ihr Duft, als Trockenstrauß im Zimmer o. als
Duftsäckchen unter dem Kopfkissen, verstärkt die Traumfähigkeit. Die Botschaften werden klarer/die Erinnerung an Träume verbessert. Sie hilft, über die Träume innere
Verspannungen zu lösen.
So viel Wasser trinken, dass Toilettegang zum Aufwachen zwingt
Traumfänger von vertrauenswürdige Hersteller(in) aus neue Materialien
Sich vor dem Einschlafen in dem Traum auf die Hände zu schauen.
Visc. Schutz vor Feuer/Krankheit/Alpträume
The influence of Homœopathic remedies on dreams. [Dr Devrient/presented by Sylvain Cazalet]
I. Dreams of Fortune: Sulph. Anh. Op.
In some instances these symptoms may become so overwhelming that they must be looked upon as pathological.
Sulph. The dilapidated, untidy philosopher, in whom vision takes the place of reality, whose rags he considers the finest raiments, and to whom real life is strange. Of course,
we do not want to rob him of his pleasant dreams, but when they, in connection with other somatic symptoms demand Sulph. we must not remain inactive: patient become
the worry of their families/a menace to society.
Anh. used by Mexican Indians to produce pleasurable dreams. Should be indicated in varicolored dreams, constantly changing and picturesque. Such dreams are like
kaleidoscopic visions, which change quickly, are spun in sequences and are always pleasant. Sometimes we find real hallucinations and wonderfully fantastic pictures.
Reversely we find capricious forms of grotesque monsters. In such patients often an auditory condition, which, when a note is struck on the piano, can visualize an entire melody +
a wonderfully colored harmony and musical rhythm. At the same time there may be a weakened heart action, diminished motor action even leading to paraplegia; increase of reflexes.
Op. indicated in fantastic visions and pleasant dreams if other symptoms point to it
II. Dreams which Exhaust. Physical exhaustion and work often subject of dreams.
Found in Bry. Nux-v. Puls.
Rhus-t. dreams of all kinds of gymnastics (riding/rowing/sawing) + during the dream a feeling, of physical exhaustion.
Sel. Psychical exhaustion dreams of little things forgotten during the day. Nervous depression and deals with the manifold happenings and small particulars of the patient's daily life.
That, which he forgot in his daily routine, pops up in his dreams, disturbs him terribly and causes insomnia and tires his soul.
Pysical and psychical exhaustion and lost strength: Arn. Ars. Cimic. Gels. Nux-v. Phos.
Exhausting dreams + sensation of surging ideas constantly crashing upon the brain: Coff. Chin. Cocc. Hyos. Lach. These dreams are very torturing and reducing.
Dreams persist even after awakening, and tire the patient out: Calc. Chin. Lach. Nat-m.
III. Related to these symptom pictures are the so-called wake-up-dreams = Dreams of Emotion.
Dreams of being thirsty so he must drink constantly: Ars. Med. Nat-m. Phos.
[Roger van Zandvoort] Dreams of being thirsty: Nat-m. Viol-o. Aids. Dros. Lamp-c.
Dreams of hunger and eating: Abies-n. Chin. Psor. Psorinum patient is much weakened/the sensation of hunger awakens him from sleep.
Dreams of flying: The patient is floating over houses and towers, and is gliding slowly and gracefully up and down: Rhus-g. Apis. Stict.
Voluptuous dreams: Cann-i. Phos. Staph. Dios. Hyos. Canth. Op. Ph-ac. Thuj.
Cann-i. deserves special mention. From reading about the action Hashish one can readily understand why the Orient clings to this drug in spite of prohibiting laws. Fantastic
pictures of voluptiousness and sensualities are prominent symptoms. The Historical fact is interesting, that young Islam warriors during the eighth century' were supplied with
Hashish in order to give them a view of their paradise, thus to spar on their love of combat to highest extreme. According to Mohammed's promise, the fallen hero would find
everlasting pleasures of love in paradise. To give the sons of the desert a foretaste, notorious "Old Man of the Mountain" in change of the young troops, dispensed to them
carefully weighed doses of Hashish. Thus transported to paradise, they became confirmed in the existence of the houri; they awoke with unquenchable desire to seek death
as a real hero. Dreams of rape: Sep. These patients experience rape in their dreams.
Other remedies in excessive impressions from dreams of rape. For hypersensitive sensorium in general consult: Bell. Coff. Op. Cham. Nux-v. Cocc. Tarent. Zinc-met.
IV. Dreams with anxious nightmare:
Generally: Acon. Aur-met. Arg-n. Apis. Cham. Chin. Colch. Hyos. Lil-t. Merc-c. Rhus-t. Sil. Sulph. Zinc-met.
Dreams of accidents, falling, crashing (heart diseases): Dig. Arn. Bell. Lyc. Verat-a. Sil. Calc. Nit-ac.
Dream of thieves: Bell. Psor. Verat-a.
Fear of dogs/black animals (cats).: Op.
Fear concerning animals (snakes): Arg-n. Lac-c. Op. Daph. Ran-s.
Fear before falling asleep: Nat-m. Cannot go to sleep because they fear burglars (move furniture against the doors).
Dreams of death and dead persons: Ars. Lach. Arn. Calc. Cann-i. Crot-h.
Dreams of sickness and patients: Ars. Lach.: his own death and fears it/lying in bed in his shroud, or in the grave itself/lead him to his own funeral, or he dreams of secrets
which takes place on the cemetery.
Dreams of fire and flames: Bell. Phos. Lach. Euphr.
Dreams of hæmorrhages (hæmoptysis): Phos. (value in bleeding).
V. Dreams of Different Ages.
Rapturous dreams of older people: Acon. Phos. Apis. Op. Passi.
Anxious dreams of children: Abs. Acon. Bell. Cham. Chin. Cypr. Passi.
Also: Ars. Calc-br. Hyos. Kali-br. Phos. Puls. Sulph.
[J.H.Clarke/R. Murphy ]
Common Dreams of Well Known Remedies
Ars.: Anxious, frightful, full of cares, danger, accidents, dead people, exertion, unable to scream, thunder storms, water, embarassment, sad dreams.
Bell.: Battles, fire, quarrels, running, pursued by giants, monsters, gymnastics, flying, water.
Bry.: Business, excelling, busy, exertion, persistent dreams, unimportant dreams, vivid dreams of the transactions of the day.
Calc.: business, death, disease, household affairs, amorous, pleasant, unsuccessful efforts to do something.
Iod.: Eating, hunger, that he didn’t get anything to eat, all the food had been eaten before he arrived, misfortune, danger.
Kali-s.: Ghosts, death, misfortune, robbers, murder
Lach.: Snakes, death, vengeance, being murdered, accusations, knives, exertion, journey, remorse.
Lyc.: Flying, giants, drowning, misfortune, hiding from danger, being murdered, amorous, exhausting, of an accident and a boat is foundering.
Nat-m.: Robbers, grief, remorse, humiliation, anger, reproaching herself, murder, being thirsty, confused.
Nux-v.: Excelling, great exertion, visionary dreams, quarrels, business, accidents, mutiliation, teeth falling out, amorous.
Phos.: Bleeding, blood, lightning, persistent dreams, fire, vivid dreams, stinging insects, historic, money, anxious, can’t accomplish business.
Puls.: Animals, black beasts, disgusting, voluptuous, confused, amorous, anxious, pleasant, sad.
Staph.: Humiliation, anger, exasperation, fights, quarrels, murder, vexations, rape, amorous.
Thuj.: Falling from grace or from a high place, teeth breaking off, misfortune, dying, dead people, conscience acquits him of a crime.
A dream is an intermediary product of the thinking process.
It is a phenomenon occurring at the threshold of the conciousness in the process of awakening or falling asleep. It appears when the light of consciousness is dimmed or when it is in the process of
flickering up and it is characteristic of this state of mind.
Sources of dream: "When certain sentiments or impressions apprehended by the organs agitate the conscious mind or when sensual or material thoughts get vehemently awakened in the conscious mind,
the crude receptacle of the mind becomes unsteady and restless leaving an impression of that restlessness on the nerve cell. That impression remains short lived or lasting as per degrees of its intensity. Sometimes even a significant impression being compelled to make room for a newer one under the impact of some other counter agitation or restlessness, loses its previously acquired permanence.
In the sleeping stage, if ever a man's nerve tissues get agitated due to some physical cause, oftener than not, either as a result of this or on account of cerebral heat, caused by some vehement drinking, the nerve cells also get stirred and disturbed. Such agitations give rise, in the mental sphere, to desires similar to those impressions, accumulated in
the nerve cells. This the agitated Chitta (sub-conscious mind) accepts as real the stream of thoughts arising from one or more such impressions. The crude organs having struck work, the identical disires, do not then seem to be imaginary but they appear to be real. Such dreams often do not come true as these are actually pure imaginations or a more stringing together of different, disjoined thoughts, e.g., what we may call it as a confused or inconsistent dream.
Only those whose nerve tissues have become weak due to some ailments of the brain or head or to some protracted illness, or those whose digestive system has gone out of gear, generally see such erotic dreams. We may call such a one passionate or sensual dream. These dreams are the true reproduction of the pre-imagined objects or the
scattered expressions of previous thoughts.
Excessive eating also gives rise to such a dream in man. Those who have purity of thoughts and also have restrain over their 2 diet, are generally less susceptible to such dreams. Such dreams never come in deep sleep.
In another type of dream when a man is in deep slumber, there arises in his sub-conscious mind, through his dream a prognosis of a sizable calamity or some good news or bad news. The all knowing causal or unconscious mind can not give expression to its all knowingness due to the fickleness of the conscious and sub-conscious minds as well as
due to its own expressional inability, but it can just as well awaken in the calm conscious and sub-conscious minds of a man in deep slumber those visions and prognosis of
past present or things to come, with which he may get particularly enlarged or overwhelmed. The surging vibrational flow, coming out of the fountain head of the unconscious mind that vibrates the sub-conscious mind, is also a part of dream and that dream is not devoid of significance, for its cause is all knowing causal mind.
This we may call supramental vision.
Sometimes, even in the wakeful state too the congestive flow of the unconscious mind makes its way into the subtle mind, as a result of which a man even in his wakeful state can grasp and guess
events concerning his near and dear ones abroad with a little concentration. This we may call as telepathic vision."
—Shri Anandamurti ji
Experience confirms that we dream most frequently of the things on which our warmest passions are centred. The ambitious man dreams of the laurels he has won or of those he has still to win;
while the lover is busied in his dreams with the object of his hopes-.
-AH the sensual desires and repulsion that slumber in the heart can, if anything sets them in motion, cause a dream to arise from the ideas that are associated with them or cause those ideas to intervene
in a dream that is already present.
Dream may also come of the subject which we in waking state do not recognise as forming a part of knowledge or experience.
We remember, of course, having dreamt the things in quastion, but we do not remember whether or when we experienced it in real life.
While passing through a lane, road, etc., we notice many things with which we are not concerned or which we do not consider to be
important enough but such things connecting the events of one place with the other do form part of our dreams.
Role and Utility of Dream Interpretation in Homoeopathic Practice: A Study
Dr. Nikunj Jani shares a research project on the role and utility of dream interpretation in homoeopathic practice. Dreams reveal the suppressed desires and emotions and provide relevant rubrics for repertorisation.
Abstract: Dreams have a great importance?? in Homoeopathic Prescribing. This paper presents the observations of a study done on 30 cases. The study adequately demonstrates the utility of dreams and their interpretation in homoeopathic practice.
“A dream that is not understood remains a mere occurrence; understood, it becomes a living experience.”
Carl Gustav Jung
Everybody dreams. A normal night’s sleep always includes not one but several periods of dreaming. A few people entirely forget every dream they have, and claim they don’t dream at all; some have almost a complete record of their dreams; most of us remember a few elements of our dreams, and occasionally recall in great detail a dream that seems, for some reason, to be especially impressive and important.
What are Dreams?
The dictionary definition of “dream” is, “A series of images, ideas, and emotions occurring in certain stages of sleep” (American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 1969). In dream interpretation, the dream images are accepted as facts presented by the dreamer’s unconscious psyche; the interpreter seeks the meaning of facts to make a psychological statement that is relevant to the dreamer. The work of Freud, Jung and others made dream analysis an important feature of our understanding of the unconscious mind and for psychotherapy.
Dreams reflect the unconscious mind; hence in homoeopathy they are very important. They reflect the hidden desires and aversions and the innermost turmoil, thereby acquiring a lot of importance in Homoeopathic prescribing.
Major Theories of Dream Interpretation:
Most current theories of dream interpretation are historically rooted in, or in general accord with one of three schools: Freudian, Jungian, or Existentialist. Freud was the first person to undertake the development of a scientific method for dream interpretation. Jung, on the other hand, adhered to the interpretation of the manifest content, – the images themselves-, because he insisted the dream is not a disguise.
Significance of dreams in Homoeopathy:
Whenever the prover reported dreams, these were included in the Materia Medica. We have thus a whole chapter on dreams (drawn of course from Materia Medica) right
from the first repertory, the Therapeutic Pocketbook of Boenninghausen, through Knerr’s repertory (from Hering’s Guiding symptoms), Kent’s Repertory and the most recent Repertories.
Role of dreams in understanding the mental state:
Affects or the bodily reactions occurring within the dream, as well as affects or bodily reactions occurring while talking about the dream are a part of an entire image. They often lead directly to the emotions underlying the dreams. Thus, they give a glimpse of the real mental state of the individual.
Not all dreams of the subject can be subjected to a detailed analysis. Then the question arises, which dreams are to be considered to be subjected for analysis.
Dreams that are recurrent, persisting over a period of time.
Dreams that are vivid elaborate and etched in the memory.
Dreams that leave a powerful emotional impact on the person either during or after their occurrence.
The question which then arises is, which other dreams are to be taken in the formation of the repertorial totality? Dreams which cannot be interpreted but are very striking,
and have an impact on the individual should be an essential part of the repertorial totality.
How do we analyze?
Before we proceed on to the do’s, we ought to clarify the don’ts. These are:
Avoid all fixed interpretations for symbols e.g. sex for snake.
Avoid interpretation where the dreams are incompletely remembered and rendered.
Avoid instant interpretation without reference to context.
It is useful to look at dreams in two ways:
The content of the dreams
The context in which they occur
It must be remembered that the dream analysis is not mandatory. Reference to the repertory in the large proportion of the cases should do the job especially when the nature
of the dream is a characteristic one. Analysis is only for the imaginative, sensitive physician who would like to know more in depth and breadth. This desire should be accompanied by a corresponding discipline of a high order.6
Dreams play a twofold part in homoeopathic case-taking:
To reveal the suppressed desires and emotions.
To provide relevant rubrics for repertorisation. 11
A retrospective case series study of 30 cases was done to study the dreams and co-relate them with the expressions of the underlying mental state as a part of dissertation, submitted to the University of Mumbai for MD degree by the author in the 2007.
Conclusions obtained at the End of the Study:
The conclusions of the study are as follows:
Dream interpretation was possible in 83% of cases (In 25 cases out of 30, it was possible).
Dream interpretation was not possible in 17% of cases (5 cases), as no co-relation with the life situation could be established.
Out of the 83% of the cases where interpretation was done, dreams played a key role in understanding the real mental state in 72% of the cases (18 cases); and in the remaining 28% of cases (7 cases) the mental state could be well understood through the life situation of the patient’s dreams and their dreams enhanced the understanding
of the mental state.
Dreams have a good role in treatment of chronic as well as acute illness.
In the study, dreams served as an eliminating symptom in 6.67% cases (2 cases).
Dreams have been used as characteristic symptoms in 93.33% of cases (28 cases).
This study highlights the importance of dreams as an important criteria in the assessment of regular follow-ups. There is a considerable alteration in the dream sequence post-treatment, enabling us to understand the remedy response in a better way.
On Repertorization, not all dreams seen by the patients get covered in the repertory. We have to take the dreams with similar themes for repertorization in such cases.
A variety of dreams have been seen in the 30 cases taken in this study. The highest incidence is of Dreams of Water in 9.32% cases (11 cases), this is followed by Dreams of Dead People and Dreams of Mutilations and Blood which are seen in 5.93% of cases (7 cases).
Types of Dreams Frequency of occurrences in cases Percentage
Water 11 9.32%
Dead people 7 5.93%
Mutilation and blood 7 5.93%
Snakes 7 5.93%
Exams 6 5.08%
Failures 6 5.08%
Amorous 5 4.24%
Drowning 5 4.24%
Falling 5 4.24%
Frightful 5 4.24%
Death 4 3.39%
God 4 3.39%
Murder 4 3.39%
Prophetic and clairvoyant 4 3.39%
Animals 3 2.54%
Embarrassment and humiliation 3 2.54%
Fire 3 2.54%
Marriages 3 2.54%
Rape 3 2.54%
Anxiety 2 1.69%
Children 2 1.69%
Disease 2 1.69%
Ghosts 2 1.69%
Past events 2 1.69%
Accidents 1 0.85%
Being naked 1 0.85%
Coloured 1 0.85%
Crowds 1 0.85%
Fights 1 0.85%
Fish 1 0.85%
Food 1 0.85%
Graves 1 0.85%
Landscapes 1 0.85%
Pursuit 1 0.85%
Relatives 1 0.85%
Teeth 1 0.85%
Travelling 1 0.85%
The following histograms show the occurrence of the various dreams in the 30 cases:
Fig 4 : Frequency of occurrences of dreams in cases
Fig 5: Frequency of occurrences of dreams in cases
Fig 6: Frequency of occurrences of dreams in cases
Fig 7: Frequency of occurrences of dreams in cases
Fig 8: Frequency of occurrences of dreams in cases
On interpretation of dreams, various themes were reflected, out of the 25 cases which are interpreted; the underlying theme of Anxiety and Sexuality was observed in 22.03% of cases (13 cases); this was followed by themes of Suppressed and Repressed emotions in 18.64% of cases (11 cases). Themes of Violence and Aggression in 56% of cases (8 cases), Fear in 6.78% of cases (4 cases), Loneliness and Forsaken Feeling in 6.78% of cases (4 cases) , Unfulfilled desires in 6.78% of cases (4 cases), Clairvoyance and Humiliation were also noted in this study.
Fig 9: Frequency of occurrences of dreams in cases
Dream themes or solitary dreams are more useful in construction of repertorial totality, and dream sequences have a limited role in repertorization but are very useful for understanding the mental state of the person.
Total 28 cases in this study received a constitutional remedy. 9 cases received Magnesium in combination with some anion out of which 4 cases were of Mag Mur and 4 cases received Mag Carb. 3 cases received Kali Carb; the other 2 cases each received Lac Can, Lycopodium and Lachesis respectively.
The other 12 cases received different remedies and we can say that the spread and depth of Materia Medica by using dreams was wide.
Remedy Total cases Percentage
Mag Mur 4 13.33%
Mag Carb 4 13.33%
Mag Sulph 1 3.33%
Magnesium group 9
Kali Carb 3 10%
Lac Can 2 6.66%
Lachesis 2 6.66%
Cencheris 1 3.33%
Naja 1 3.33%
Ophidia Group 4
Lycopodium 2 6.66%
Merc Sol 1 3.33%
Lyssin 1 3.33%
Hurra 1 3.33%
Calcerea Silicata 1 3.33%
Zinc Picricum 1 3.33%
Sepia 1 3.33%
Rhus Tox 1 3.33%
Plumbum 1 3.33%
Platina 1 3.33%
Nat Mur 1 3.33%
Fig 10: Frequency of Remedies used in cases
In this study only 2 cases received acute remedies, and those had excellent results. Remedies like Plumbum and Rhus Tox were used exclusively on the basis of their dreams.
The defense mechanism Suppression was seen highest in 13 cases, followed by Repression in 11 cases. The other defense mechanisms like Communication Block, Projection, Introjection, Escapism, and Channelization were also found in this study.
In all the 25 cases which were interpreted on the basis of Jung’s and Freud’s theory of Dream Analysis, the mechanism Ego Displacement was seen being used in 8 cases. The other mechanisms like Symbolism, Allegory, Archetypes and Rebus were also seen in this study.
Repressed and Suppressed feelings formed the major core emotions of the Magnesium group. Suppressed violence and aggression was also seen in the Magnesium Group.
The theme of Sexuality was prominent in the Ophidia group and in remedies like Lyssin and Calc Sil.
A detailed case taking is essential to study the dreams by co-relating them with the life situation of the patient.
Steps of symptom classification, analysis, and evaluation of symptoms form a very important role in selecting the simillimum.
By using a psychodynamic study of the person, it is possible to derive the materia medica portraits of the various remedies.
Materia Medica representation is not adequate in rubrics like Dreams of Examination and Dreams of Failures listed in the Synthesis Repertory. Here only rare remedies are present, and well proved remedies are not adequately mentioned in the repertory under such rubrics.
The majority of the cases have been approached using Kent’s Totality which indicates the availability of qualified Mentals, Cravings, Aversions, and Thermal states with differential thermal modalities. Physical generals all have their valuable place in building the totality. They communicate to the homoeopathic physician the level and degree of susceptibility.
Interpretation of the dreams can mislead the physician if they are not interpreted in the right way. Dream interpretation requires discipline of the highest order. Fanciful interpretations have no role in understanding the real mental state and they can prove hazardous.
To understand the utility of dreams and their interpretations from the life space and behavioral patterns, it is essential to undertake a detailed interview focusing upon childhood, upbringing, schooling, work, and family with respect to various expressions from time to time.
Along with the remedial measures, in which a constitutional remedy was the main-stay, ancillary measures also helped. Active interactions with the patient and in some cases with their relatives, at some stage of the treatment helped in the curative processes. It helped the patient to be aware of their problems, identify the specific problem areas, and deal with these problems as per guidance or suggestions of the treating physician. In some cases, these interactions gave new perspectives to the patient or a gave chance of retrospection.
Trick: Beim Erwachen sind Träume ausschließlich im Arbeitsgedächtnis memoriert (hat geringe Kapazität, dessen Inhalte sehr schnell überschrieben werden). Morgens gegen neue Sinneseindrücke abschirmen: Augen vorerst geschlossen halten und nicht bewegen. Dann versuchen, was man gerade geträumt hat, noch einmal Revue passieren zu lassen - den Traum zu fangen. Sonst ist er weg.
„Wer unsere Träume stiehlt, gibt uns den Tod.“
„Träume sind Schäume“