Jeremy Taylor’s Ten Basic Assumptions of Dreams
1. All dreams come in the service of health and wholeness, even those that take a dramatically negative form.
2. No dreams come just to tell you what you already know. All dreams break new ground and invite new insights.
3. Only the dreamer can say with any certainty what meanings his or her dream may have.
4. The dreamer’s "aha!" of recognition is the only reliable touchstone of dream work.
5. There is no such thing as a dream with only one meaning. All dreams and dream images have multiple meanings and layers of significance.
6. All dreams speak a universal language of symbol and metaphor.
7. All dream reflect inborn creativity and ability to face and solve life’s problems.
8. All dreams reflect society as a whole, as well as the dreamer’s relationship to it.
9. Working with dreams regularly improves relationships with friends, family and others.
10. Working with dreams in groups builds community, intimacy, and support and begins to impact on society as a whole.