Step 1 – Write The Dream Down
A group of geese are eating triangle-shaped potato chips. One of the geese stops and comes back loyally to the center, where the man who is throwing the chips is standing.
Step 2 – Identify the Key Symbols and Provide Spontaneous Associations
potato chips ~ chips are addictive and unhealthy
goose < (amplification) the goose is the representation of an instinct which has the eros quality of focusing on the self, in opposition to an egocentric attitude.
triangle-shaped < trinity; Three is the number for egohood, for the rhythm of individuation as experienced by the ego.
the man who is throwing the chips < Christ at the Last Supper; an image of the self
Step 3 – Provide the Personal Context
I was reading Jung’s essay on sacrifice (see previous video).
Step 4 – Feel into the Inner Dynamics of a Dream
Step 5 – Find the Right Interpretation
Subjective interpretation: “Beautiful image of the ego-self axis. Describes the attitude that one should have: yes, there is food outside (it is addictive and unhealthy!) but the right attitude is to come back to the center, to the man throwing the chips.”
Objective interpretation: The man throwing chips to the geese is an image of the self establishing a transpersonal connection with the ego. The triangle-shaped potato chips are the food, the numinous content that helps to develop the ego. Their addictive and unhealthy nature implies that, like the prima materia, they must be transformed. The goose that comes back to the center is the eros instinct that comes back to the self.
Step 6 – Make the Dream Concrete With a Symbolic Act