Charlie Blackmon’s Dream, Interpreted via Science

“Via science” is probably an optimistic description of how the author proposes to interpret Charlie Blackmon‘s dream with a turtle in it. “Interpret,” itself, is also not quite accurate.

“By copying down entries from The Little Giant Encyclopedia of Dream Symbols (ed. Klaus Vollmar) that belongs to the author’s wife — and then allowing the reader to reach his or her own conclusions”: indeed, this is much more precise.

Here, for the benefit of the readership, are five entries relevant to Charlie Blackmon’s dream of late — reproduced in the exact order in which they were referenced by the present author.

Turtle/Tortoise: Hiding behind a character trait (according to Wilhelm Reich). Patience, wisdom; or hiding something essential.

Bite: Aggression (“sharp tongue”), chopping up. Often points to the animal side in humans. Vicious personality, social inhibition, in many ways related to the acceptance/rejection of one’s own “animalistic” side. Also, on another plane, reference to eating habits, with the ability to chew. See: Eating, Teeth. Who is biting whom? Being bitten by an animal: contact with one’s own drive. See: Animal, Vampire, Bite.

Finger: Manual dexterity. According to conventional psychoanalytic theory, a phallic symbol. Folklore: Suggests that looking at your own fingers, in a dream, means you want to fight.

Animal: The animal, compulsive nature of human beings. Instincts, according to Freud and most other dream interpreters, removed from awareness (animus); or awareness removed from instinct (anima) in human beings. The image of the suppressed or of the shadow, suggesting a chance for integration.

The type of animal in the dream is important. Jung suggested that we find out more about the innate character of the animal we have dreamed about. According to Freud, small animals always symbolize children and siblings, while wild animals are a symbol for sexually excited or exciting people, evil urges, or passions.

Charlie Blackmon: [No entry.]




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syh
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syh
3 years 5 months ago

What kind of bullshit book is this Klaus Vollmar putting out if it doesn’t include an entry on Charlie Blackmon?

freud by numbers
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freud by numbers
3 years 5 months ago

may i disagree?

the finger is the tumescent phallus. turtle bite relates to fear of rough felattio from a transexual you’ve accidentally taken home but are, you know, kind of horny still and he/she is there and it’s like, ok i’ll try anything once.

REAL freud
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REAL freud
3 years 5 months ago

Lo siento, par no cigaro.

Blackmon’s cock is indeed the finger. Better still, the finger is his id–his cock out sowing wild oats. The turtle is his superego, keeping his cock in check by reminding him that there are consequences to too much fun. Chlamydia will make it burrrn. Pregnancy leads to support payments. The sea/ocean is the ego, the battleground between the two–giving him just enough rope to explore but likewise providing a consequence for exploring too much.

Blackmon then is right to read this as a fortuitous dream. It’s his psyche developing an appropriate response to a future threat by reminding him that loose, hysterical women are to be avoided.

AC of DC
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AC of DC
3 years 5 months ago

Going to eschew psychoanalysis and go a little more traditional on this one: Young Charlie has had an encounter with a Spirit Animal (possibly a Guide) which has offered him caution. The extended finger, the sea turtle: Charlie has sought secret knowledge — truths hidden in the depths, the wisdom of ages — which would in revelation prove too much for him to bear, and thus like the Kabbalah is kept from the unripe mind. “Someday, Charlie Blackmon,” says the Spirit, “But not yet.”

“Not yet.”

Or, y’know, fear of sex, which could be seen to be increase luck. Let’s remember the audience.

scout1222
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scout1222
3 years 5 months ago

Charlie Blackmon’s twitter handle is Chuck Nazty? That seems…not what I expected.

jcxy
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jcxy
3 years 5 months ago

yeah, i would have guessed charles nagy would have taken that handle already.

ettin
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ettin
3 years 5 months ago

You missed one Carson! What does “sea” say?

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