Ernest Hemingway, War Hero


I am Ernest Hemingway and I have just returned from the war, victorious. I and my fellow soldiers are welcomed home as returning heroes.. The government offers my fellow soldiers a grant of land to establish a farm. I am given a large piece of wild desolate land. I feel very much at home there. I cannot bring myself to build a home here and I live on the land totally outdoors. Occasionally I do return to civilisation to do a book tour.

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Dream notes and associations

SBS recently screened a 4 part biography on the life of Ernest Hemingway. He was equally at home in the wild outdoors and in the elegant salons in Europe and America. He was very much a man's man; hunter, big game fisherman. As a war correspondent he thrived on being in the thick of the action. He loved watching bullfighting. At high school I think we read: 'The Sun Also Rises' his novel on bullfighting. I am pretty sure I read 'A Farewell to Arms' as a teenager.
I would feel at home in a piece of wild desolate land as depicted in my dream. When I am living on the land, I cannot recall whether I am naked or not but I can remember getting dressed to go on a book tour
Since the last dream we worked on I have loads of dreams but cannot recall the content when I wake up next morning.
Reminded me of my Two Sisters dream and my Nudist and the Hippopotamus dream.

My feelings throughout the dream and on awakening

It felt very spiritual


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Dream Therapist
2 years ago

Hi Lindsay, Hemingway was a real character from what I’ve read. I think my favourite novel is ‘A Moveable Feast’. What was it like to experience such an archetype of masculinity in your dream?