Universal Language of the Mindfrom The Dreamer's Dictionary
Two thousand years transpired before an Austrian named Sigmund Freud, the father of modern psychoanalysis, determined that dreams were about the dreamer. He called dreams “the royal road to Self knowledge.” Maligned by his contemporaries, and too often by modern fame filled with clichés, Freud’s revelations are often misconstrued and falsely conveyed. Society’s current fascination with external blame is a prime example. In reality, a study of his discoveries reveals that individual accountability and understanding became cornerstones of Freud’s later research. Freud’s life was dedicated to the constant pursuit of answering the question “Why?” and many of the answers he discovered elevated mankind’s awareness of personal responsibility originating with and emanating from Self.
Freud’s insight into man’s capabilities and Self determination caused his contemporaries to consider that man was more than a plaything of God or of physical science. His significant advances in moving the control of consciousness from external people or factors to the internal motivations and desires of the individual were outstanding and laid the foundation for Self autonomy. Freud realized that dreams were an important part of unlocking the considerable potential of each individual. He realized that dreams held symbolic keys to the nature of the dreamer’s consciousness. What Freud did not live long enough to discover was the Rosetta stone for understanding the language the inner mind speaks — the Universal Language of Mind.
Decades of research conducted by faculty at the School of Metaphysics in this century confirms and advances the realizations of history’s great thinkers. It reveals bold and innovative insights into the nature and usefulness of this communication. Our studies show that dreams are dual in nature, being both universally understandable and personally relevant to the dreamer. Investigations reveal two principles which universally hold true in understanding dreams:
1 The first principle, recalling the theories of Aristotle and Freud, is that every dream is about the dreamer for it originates in the inner subconscious part of man. In spiritual literature, this inner, subconscious mind is referred to as the soul.
2 The second principle also builds upon previous observations by recognizing that everyone and everything in the dream is the dreamer. The dream’s theme, characters, and action comprise a message for and about the dreamer when interpreted in the native language of the soul, what we have termed the Universal Language of Mind.
The discovery of this language is the most profound revelation of our research. It is innovative because it differs from what is commonly accepted about dreams and therefore in the awareness of the average person.
Dreams are communicated by using a language beyond the languages of our physical life; beyond English or Chinese or Latin. This language is a universal language of images or pictures, distinctly separate from man-made representations of thoughts known as words. Images in the Universal Language of Mind symbolize specific functions of mind and qualities of consciousness. All classical and spiritual literature of the world is penned, at least in part, by drawing upon this universal language.