a part of life. Everyone dreams. They dream for as long as they
live. "That can't be true," some will say. " People who say this
just don't remember having dreamed once they have woken up. Even
unborn babies dream in their mother's womb.
Dreams are the gateway to
an inner world, a world just as real as the one outside. What
is outside is also inside; what is inside is also outside. Dreams
inform us in a visual language about repressed experiences and
other process of the unconscious. Dream images and activities,
however strange and even meaningless they may seem, show symbolic
structures. Scientific research into dreams, compared dream material
with its symbolic content. Dreams became psychotherapy's
most important aid in exploration of the unconscious. A knowledge
of the meaning of these symbols is of great assistance in the
interpretation of dreams.