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What do mazes and other people in a maze represent in a dream?

Dream Image 420: Life is a maze

The maze is a compelling metaphor for life in dreams. We all have to make decisions and avoid dead-ends and seek to find our way out in the sense of letting different aspects of ourselves out into the world. There are many parts of your personality that want to survive and be recognized in the world. They are in competition with one another because there’s only so much you can do in a lifetime.

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What does a maze mean in a dream? What does a Samarai warrior mean in a dream?

Finding his way to an honorable Center
Finding his way to an honorable Center

Dream 328: Going in circles

A 28 year old man dreamt of seeing a circular maze where he had to find his way to the center of the maze. When he got closer, at each level, there was a heavy door that he could push open to get to the next concentric circle that was closer to the center. When he finally got to the final door, there was a Samurai warrior quietly sitting near the entrance who bowed to him.

Interpretation

This was a beginning of therapy dream. He had this dream during the second session when I asked him to keep track of his dreams. I believe his subconscious was giving us an idea of what therapy would be like for him.

So the dream showed that it would be an inner journey to deeper levels of himself with each level guarded by heavy defenses which were represented by the doors. The doors could be opened which indicated that he could work through his defenses to get to deeper levels. The last and final door was guarded by a Samurai warrior because the dream wanted to assure him that he would still have sufficient defenses even if he went to the very core of himself.

This inner core has a very honorable, respectful, and capable man of action who would remain at his core and would continue to serve him as it had in the past. The Samurai is a variant of the warrior archetype with an emphasis on honor. I believe the dream was trying to prepare him for his inward journey which would be a lot of work in overcoming his resistance and defenses, but would ultimately be successful. The importance of the dream was shown by the fact that the best symbol we have for the soul is a circle because it has no beginning and it has no end.

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