Dreams: their significance and trimiasmatic evaluation

Dr Keerthana

Individuals frequently refer to their dreams as wishes. Dreams frequently contain repressed fantasy and compensatory mechanisms for what the conscious person is unable to express. In some cases, a dream is the only guide to an individual’s inner turmoil. The interpretation of dreams to determine their underlying meanings is known as dream analysis. Dreams enable one to evaluate deeply hidden information that can aid in the discovery of the similimum in complex and suppressed cases.


A dream is a series of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations that occur involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep.

Humans dream for about two hours per night, with each dream lasting 5 to 20 minutes.

Among the possible explanations for dreams are:

  • representing unconscious desires and wishes.
  • interpreting random brain and body signals during sleep.
  • consolidating and processing information gathered throughout the day.
  • working as a form of psychotherapy.

For the solution of behavioural problems, Sigmund Freud proposed an unusual method known as psychoanalytic method. The psychoanalytic method involves the procedure of analysing unconscious behaviour, with dream analysis being one of the techniques.

Dream analysis: Dream analysis is a therapeutic technique that is best known for its application in psychoanalysis. According to Sigmund Freud, a dream is essentially a disguised fulfilment of desires that have been repressed during waking life. In dreams, repressed desires or experiences are symbolically released. Analysing these dreams can reveal the unconscious mind and thus get to the bottom of the abnormalities.

Dreams contain content that is both manifest and latent. Manifest content includes details from the dream as remembered by the dreamer. Latent content is the dream’s repressed, symbolic meaning. During dream analysis, the person in therapy shares the manifest content of the dream with the therapist. Following the extraction of specific symbols from manifest content, the therapist utilises free association to facilitate the exploration of repressed material.1

The homoeopathic system is a holistic medical system that is based on the individualization of the patient, taking into account both the mind and the body in the selection of similimum based on the Law of similia.

Kent has prioritised general symptoms because they always rule out disagreeing particulars.

Dreams are so closely related to mental state that a patient may say, “I dreamed last night;” this is a general state. Because the patient is predicating something about himself, it is general. According to Kent, “all sleep symptoms are important because they are closely related to the mind.” The mind merely dreamed, but the mind is man, and thus we see how important sleep and dreams become in the case of anamnesis.2

Dreams, according to Dr. M. L. Dhawale, are a highly charged emotional material. As a result, if we interpret dreams correctly, they should come after emotions in the classification of symptoms.

The study of dreams often reveals a hidden key to the remedy, because while sleeping, man is off guard, and his subconscious self can assert itself, and under such circumstances, the veil is often lifted a little, allowing us to comprehend the deep and hidden mysteries of the disordered life known as disease. Such dreams must be consistent and persistent in order to be valuable, and great care must be taken to eliminate the influence of all external influences.

To use dreams in analysis and evaluation, we must first investigate the patient’s life. Dreams of everyday events have little or no value because such dreams are common from childhood to old age.

Doctors have observed cases where a mental disease began with a dream and a delusion that began in a dream that has persisted.3

In footnote 10 under the aphorism 17 of 6th edition of Organon of Medicine, Hahnemann stated that “a warning dream, a superstitious fancy, or a solemn prediction that death would occur at a certain day, or at a certain hour, has not infrequently produced all the signs of beginning and increasing disease, of approaching death, and death itself at the hour announced, which could not happen without simultaneous production of the inward change.” 4

Hahnemann in Theory of Chronic Diseases, states that the fundamental causes of all the disease are chronic miasms. Psora, sycosis and syphilis are the three chronic miasms.

The miasmatic consideration is crucial for effective Homoeopathic remedy and potency selection in a given case. The similimum should be similar to the patient’s miasmatic state. The construction of the totality is the construction of the patient’s miasmatic state.

AIM: To assess the significance of dreams based on miasms.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: Reverse repertorization of dreams of 14 polycrest remedies (Merc, phos, naja, lach, verat, plat, ars, nux vom, petr, nat mur, aur, calc, sulph, syph) using Complete Repertory by Roger van Zandvoort (CARA software) and classifying them into three miasms- Psora, sycosis and syphilis.5

DREAMS as if in a

DREAMS accusations

DREAMS adventurous

DREAMS amorous

DREAMS amorous leucorrhoea with

DREAMS amorous pollutions with

DREAMS amorous pollutions with every second or third night

DREAMS animals of

DREAMS animals of anxious

DREAMS animals of cats

DREAMS animals of dogs

DREAMS animals of lice

DREAMS animals of vermin

DREAMS anxious midnight after

DREAMS anxious anxiety amelioration on waking

DREAMS anxious menses during

DREAMS anxious sleep falling asleep on

DREAMS anxious sleep siesta during

DREAMS anxious weeping during sleep with

DREAMS business of day of

DREAMS busy being

DREAMS cares full of

DREAMS child children about

DREAMS connected

DREAMS curious

DREAMS disease

DREAMS emotional causes from

DREAMS events previous day of

DREAMS excelling in mental work

DREAMS exciting

DREAMS exertion from

DREAMS exhausting

DREAMS frightful

DREAMS frightful waking him

DREAMS heard read talked or thought about


DREAMS hunger

DREAMS hurried

DREAMS impressive

DREAMS invention full of

DREAMS joyous


DREAMS mental exertion from

DREAMS pain about

DREAMS people of

DREAMS pleasant

DREAMS restless

DREAMS rousing the patient


DREAMS sensible

DREAMS thirsty being

DREAMS unimportant

DREAMS weeping

DREAMS women

DREAMS accidents of

DREAMS amorous erections with

DREAMS anger

DREAMS animals of biting him

DREAMS animals of cats pursuing him

DREAMS animals of dogs pursued by

DREAMS animals of pursued by

DREAMS animals of wild

DREAMS animals of worms creeping

DREAMS awake while

DREAMS battles

DREAMS body, body parts abdomen constricted as if

DREAMS business of

DREAMS business of absorbing

DREAMS business of accomplish cannot

DREAMS business of difficulties in

DREAMS calling out help for

DREAMS child children about beaten had been

DREAMS cities

DREAMS coition of

DREAMS coloured

DREAMS comical

DREAMS confused

DREAMS continued waking after

Dreams continued going to sleep the former dream is

DREAMS crimes

DREAMS crimes committed that he had

DREAMS danger

DREAMS difficulties of

DREAMS drowning

DREAMS falling

DREAMS falling high places from

DREAMS fantastic

DREAMS fights


DREAMS flood

DREAMS ghost spectres

DREAMS haemorrhage

DREAMS historic

DREAMS hunting

DREAMS journey

DREAMS knives

DREAMS lewd, lascivious voluptuous

DREAMS lightening


DREAMS long object of same

DREAMS ludicrous

DREAMS lying in bed with another person

DREAMS misfortune of

DREAMS money

DREAMS morose

DREAMS music

DREAMS nightmare people of crowd

DREAMS plans

DREAMS poetical

DREAMS proving remedy

DREAMS quarrels strife

DREAMS religious

DREAMS remembered long while for a

DREAMS repeating

DREAMS repentance

DREAMS revolution

DREAMS robbers

DREAMS rousing the patient frequently

DREAMS stabbed fear dread of being

DREAMS sick people

DREAMS storm thunderstorm

DREAMS strange

DREAMS theft accused of being

DREAMS things fixed upon the same things dreams

DREAMS threats

DREAMS varied

DREAMS true seem on waking

DREAMS unpleasant

DREAMS unremembered

DREAMS urinating of

DREAMS urinating sits on a chamber wets the bed

DREAMS vengeance of taking

DREAMS vexatious

DREAMS visionary

DREAMS vivid

DREAMS vivid images life like

DREAMS water

DREAMS water danger from

DREAMS water sailing

DREAMS water sailing dangerous sailing in a small boat

DREAMS accidents of fatal

DREAMS animals of pursued by wild

DREAMS animals of snake

DREAMS animals of pursued by

DREAMS another person lying with him

DEAMS beaten being

DREAMS body, body parts teeth falling out

DREAMS body, body parts teeth filling is falling out

DREAMS body, body parts teeth pulled out being

DREAMS casualties of

DREAMS confused place where he had been and people

DREAMS clairvoyant

DREAMS clairvoyant drunkenness during

DREAMS cruelty

DREAMS cutting seeing a person cut up

DREAMS dead bodies smell of

DREAMS dead people of

DREAMS death of

DREAMS death of relatives

DREAMS death of that he is to die

DREAMS disgusting

DREAMS embarrassment

DREAMS fire blow on head after

DREAMS future events prophetic

DREAMS hideous

DREAMS misfortune of impending

DREAMS meditation with

DREAMS murder

DREAMS murdered of being

DREAMS mutilation

DREAMS piercing bodies of her children together

DREAMS periodical second night every

DREAMS persistent

DREAMS poisoned of being

DREAMS pursued of being


DREAMS rape that he has committed

DREAMS remorse of

DREAMS remorse of past mistakes for

DREAMS reproaches himself

DREAMS riots

DREAMS stab others will

DREAMS swallowing pins

DREAMS unfortunate events

DREAMS violence





According to the above study, dreams were produced in provers during drug proving. Dreams provide insight into one’s mental state because they reflect unconscious drives and aspirations. The deranged vital principle disrupts the patient’s will and causes him to have troublesome dreams that are actually mental states. The perverted deranged vital principle is caused by the action of miasms on the organism, and it can only be removed by a power similar to it, which is the medicinal force, and this will be true healing.


  1. Mangal SK. General Psychology. Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd; 2013.
  2. Kent J.T. Lectures on homoeopathic philosophy. 18th impression. Noida: B. Jain Publishers (P) Ltd; 2018.
  3. Patel RP. The art of case taking and practical repertorization in Homoeopathy. 6th ed. 1998.
  4. Hahnemann S. Organon of medicine. 6th ed. New Delhi: B Jain Publishers; 2012.
  5. Complete Repertory by Roger van Zandvoort (CARA software).

Dr. Keerthana
PG Scholar,Department of Organon of Medicine with Homeopathic Philosophy,
Government Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital, Bengaluru.

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