The first image through which an act, a behavior or an object is negatively branded in the psyche of a child is precisely that referred to I did: how many times have we heard a mother tell her son “leaves! this is poop … “; it therefore appears a logical consequence that this organic element is often interpreted, in the imaginative and therefore dreamlike life of an adult, as a negative factor at least from a superficial point of view, not to mention the fact that the same nouns, with which often we mark this biological phenomenon, they are often thought of as veritable linguistic taboos, and many of us would most likely encounter no less than a problem in uttering them.
“Feci, urine, poop, poo, excrement “: they are all terms that indicate one expulsion of organic material object of contempt and disgust for ours bon ton of civilized beings, but it has not always been this way and the dream associations that follow go much further: it is an image that, in addition to synthesizing the need to expel and eliminate the superfluous, it must also necessarily be associated with regenerative and vitalistic possibilities that bring with them the excrement.
THE EXCREMENTS IN DREAMS
Most symbolic images, that is, those which have a certain importance in the mythological apparatus of a certain population and which condense within them stratifications of meaning, sedimented in the course of the history and development of anthropomorphic cultures, they possess by nature an intrinsic duplicity, often contradictory that must be calibrated together with the other elements that can appear in the dream setting, and that often are fundamental in the interpretation of the dream; in this specific case, the image of feces, of the excrement, on the one hand it reconnects to theirs ability to act as a vitalistic principle in some biological cycles (think for example of the practice of fertilization, or of their use as an anti-parasite in organic cultivation, thus able to preserve the vitality of the plantations), thus relating to similar ideas such as fertility, nourishment, sustenance, the eternal cyclical nature of the natural course; on the other hand this image hides its purely mechanistic component relegated to the idea of repulsion e ofexpulsion, thus representing all the psychic material considered by the dreamer to be a toxic “waste”, malodorous from a metaphorical point of view and which one would like to get rid of (thoughts, obsessions, mental short-circuits). From a purely psycho-analytical point of view, the image dates back to the anal phase of the development of the human being, that age in which, together with cognitive development, a sketch of our sense of personal modesty and confidentiality would also emerge, from which it derives the historical contrast between public and private in human experiences.
It is certainly not one of the most frequent dreams ever and perhaps for this reason the emotions-reactions aroused are among the most varied; in most cases, the dreamer brought into contact with such an image cannot fail to feel a certain sense of disgust and revulsion, often accompanied by Fr.aura of having been contaminated by it and, in a sense, dirty. Precisely this component, when present, could reveal essential details about our interpretation. Indeed, the fear of having been contaminated / soiled would refer to the personal perception that the dreamer has in relation to his moral conduct: getting dirty with feces, waste material, is certainly not a good experience (beyond those who believe that the droppings of a bird on the jacket can bend fate from ours) and would mark everything that is considered, by the Super- ego, an attack on his patronage.
It is the unconscious that is electing something like “not good”; as a metaphor for moral filth, dishonesty and corruption, feces are the request, in this specific case, of our psyche for order and cleanliness. In general, feeling dirty in dreams is always connected to the possibility of a repressed sense of guilt, or in any case not appropriately present on a conscious level, or it could be caused by some situation that one has been forced to live and face in a way that does not we judge among the best.
DREAMING OF POOP
The archetype called into question is that of death-rebirth; it is life that is renewed through what dies, that ends. The resulting lightening would be the symbol of a spiritual regeneration, a change that from the past absorbs only what is most suited to its objective, leaving out the rest that is expelled.
DREAMING OF NOT BEING ABLE TO POOP
It is generally a warning to a personality with great social and interpersonal difficulties, especially as regards the actual manifestation of one’s needs; there are probably recent situations that are experienced by the dreamer as inhibiting his own expressive possibilities.
DREAMING OF EATING YOUR OWN STOOL
Reconnecting to the symbology of the vital principle, this variant would suggest the dreamer’s need to draw on his own inner resources, to find his own driving force in himself able to pull him forward in the biographical experience; the fact of eating one’s scraps would be a clear symbolism of recycling: one is afraid of running out of energy, poor.
LOTTERY, CABALA, NUMEROLOGY
The number associated with such an eloquent image is the86.