Two new chapters are available from the 45 Dreams Project:


Chapter 2 – Dreams of Hubris and Inflation.

“The purpose of this chapter is not to diagnose, but to examine the themes of grandiosity and inflation – as demonstrated by approximately twenty-three dreams in this collection- which are focused on the current president as a titular manifestation of our national hubris…”


Chapter 3: Dreams of Humiliation and Hair 

“Nature corrects our course and sets limits on our accomplishments and our failures just as the sea and atmosphere and the sun do. If our conscious ego becomes expanded and moves toward inflated imbalance, the pendulum of the unconscious swings toward deflation and humiliation. This chapter examines the themes that emerge in approximately fifty-seven dreams of humiliation and debasement.”

For those who would like to start at the beginning:

Chapter One: Understanding This Project

As far back as 1918 I published a paper in which I called the attention of my contemporaries to astounding development in the German edition of the collective unconscious. I had caught hold of certain collective dreams of Germans which convinced me that they portrayed the beginning of a national regression analogous to the regression of a frightened and helpless individual, becoming first infantile and then primitive or archaic. I saw Nietzsche’s “blond beast” looming up with all that it implies” ~ C.G. Jung, Psychology and National Problems, CW, loc 250564


I will be posting one chapter each month at which you may follow directly and I will post occasional updates here at What a Shrink Thinks as well.

“Let’s listen in and see if we can hear the wisdom of the collective unconscious… “