Porcelain Doll -or- Valley of the Dolls

A Dolls House -or- Gender Ideology in the Mirror

The psychological theme of the marital roles of men and women in Western society was taken up by the Norwegian playwright Henrick Ibsen in "A Doll's House". The poetic idea of a woman as a doll, also finds expression in dreams sent to the International Institute for Dream Research (IIDR), like in the dream interpretation "Dreaming in Norway". The dream interpretation "Gender Ideology in the Mirror" speaks about the psychological schism that is produced by Western visual culture industries. From a somewhat different perspective, Jacqueline Susann's "Valley of the Dolls" is a thinly veiled fiction, which presents a narrative of the real life of rich and famous women, whose careers take them to the iconic heights of fame and a tragic fall from grace to self destruction.  Many dreams sent to the IIDR speak about the "Boulevard of Broken Dreams". Below is a dream that gives a popular cultural voice to the "porcelain doll". Here's the dream;

Ester, 18 American

So i have had this one dream that is very reoccurring. I probably have it around once a month and it has happened for a few years. It starts off me walking into this room that is completely blank white...nothing on it at all. Then there is this like porcelain doll looking woman that is sitting at a big black piano. There is then no way out and she looks at me the entire time with this really creepy smile as if she's hiding something. While doing this she plays this song, which i do not recall what it is, very softly and slowly then she starts playing it really fast and so loud that it hurts and her face gets really scary looking and all crazy. She then goes back to playing it so so so quite and repeats itself over and over again. It's really crazy and I don't know what it means...??????

Mr Hagen's Reply: Recurring and Repeating Song -or- The Broken Record of My Dreams

Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out. Oliver Wendell Holmes 

Megan McCauley's song "Porcelain Doll" seems as a good candidate as any for the song that you hear. The music video at the beginning shows a doll like woman in a white room playing a black piano. Sound familiar? The meaning of your song provides a clue to the meaning of the dreams. Another song can perhaps provide contextual meaning, listen to Tanya Tucker's "Delta Dawn". In this sense the dream will repeat until you discover its meaning. Once the meaning dawns on you, the dream will stop, signifying that you have consciously understood the message of your unconscious dreaming mind. Yours is another "Groundhog Day" dream (read interpretation), seen from a musical perspective. The real life picture and the porcelain dolls in the theatre above are all Marilyn Monroe who reportedly died of a drug overdose.

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