David is a writer for OM-Times Magazine, an online periodical dealing with metaphysical topics. This week OM-Times published an article of his about the meaning of feminine and masculine symbols in dreams. In the article David works to dispel some of the misunderstandings that people have about these two concepts when they appear as symbols. “Most people think of them as polar opposites,” he says, “but they’re not.”
The OM-Times article, which begins on page 96, can be read at the following link:
In the article David points out that masculine and feminine energies are qualities that exist within every human regardless of their gender. “There is little correlation between a person’s sex and how much of these energies they rely on,” he says. "The main thing is to understand that the two energies need to work as a team, and do so when they are functioning at their best."
He explains, “Although they are not opposites, they do have a vital symbiotic relationship that helps us be creative, whether we are designing an artistic masterpiece or simply cooking a meal.” Feminine energy is the primordial dreamer in us all. Feminine gives birth to our ideas through intuition. Masculine energy is the primordial craftsman. Its job is to build or “bring into being” the idea that feminine has dreamed. “It’s as if feminine comes up with an idea and makes a blueprint,” he says. “It hands the blueprint to masculine, and then masculine becomes a contractor, making feminine’s idea a reality.”
David says that, in dreams, how well these two energies are working as a team says a lot about how well the dreamer is functioning. In the OM-Times article, he uses the example of an artist who had repeated dreams of males in his life who were dying of brain tumors. This artist had lots of good ideas, but seemed incapable of bringing them to completion. “In other words, his feminine was working fine, having lots of visions of artistic projects, but his masculine ‘was dying of brain tumors’ and wasn’t able to bring the ideas into reality. The whole problem was being played out graphically in his dreams.”
You can read the whole article and others that David has written in the past by following the above link, or clicking on the "interviews and articles" page.