The Dream Book of Self-Knowledge


  • if the person lives a normal human life that oscillates between the instinctual and emotional levels, then a chimney-sweep is a positive symbol for him – a symbol that guarantees him at least temporary happiness in the human world.
  • sticking a sphere or brush into a chimney: a clear allegory of intercourse, but even this activity protects the dreamer's consciousness from excessive pressure of inner instinctual tensions.
  • an active agent that ensures the proper ventilation of fumes from inner instinctual conflicts outside, beyond the dreamer's mind.