Authentic Dreams of Peter Blobbs
Dear [email protected],
I doubt that I have anything of much use to you; dates of publication of Dr. H's other books and a memoir by Joan Evans-Time and Chance- with information on Market Bosworth in the 19th century.
I have been interested in Dr. Hubbard's personality, the most difficult thing to ferret out in a lifetime, let alone a couple of generations later.
Why my interest? Dreams seem to be of three types:
Interpreting dreams of those who are dead and gone is often seen to be a quixotic attempt at coherence at best and rank stupidity at worst. I press on nevertheless.
Something like 80-85% of all dreams are personal and of interest only to the dreamer. The rest reflect themes that are touched on in symbols and imagery-religious, literary, scientific-and evoke topics that are common to all of humanity. They may show that the unconscious of a whole society is about to change, has changed, or needs changing in some way not at all obvious to a waking consciousness. The Peter Blobbs dreams are in this category.
The only material that you are very
unlikely to have is a commentary on Peter Blobbs by Jung in a later
seminar. This is published as an appendix to his work on children's
dreams, which is, alas, available only in German. If you are interested in
what Jung had to say I will translate it for you. Please let me know. It
is about twenty pages and will take some time.
"Talented dreamers" I think is a bit optimistic.
One only has to have access to today's teenagers to realise a possible reality: as a GP, my grandfather would have had access to interesting drugs.
Any family trait that does exist is a more worldly: "Give anything a go!"