The Dream Book of Self-Knowledge


  • any structure corresponding to relations that the dreamer has built and is currently maintaining; it is therefore very positive if dream structures are stable, made of quality materials, if the dreamer understands them and if he is able to effortlessly move through them.
  • roof: a structure of the conscious mind.
  • wooden or paper: unstable relations of an erotic nature; other sexual symbols are often included with this symbol.
  • bearing electrical wires or equipment: emphasize the erotic and sexual nature of relations.
  • bridge structure: see Bridge.
  • people in the same structure or threatened by the structure will bear the same fate at least for the time being.
  • other people linked to the structures: dream personifications represent traits that enter into the dreamer's life.
  • unstable structure: can be synonymous with a moving birth canal through which the fetus moves toward freedom accompanied by other allegorical images of destruction (see Basic Perinatal Matrix archetype).
  • harmful: synonymous with the dangerous and painful path of the fetus through birth canals (see Basic Perinatal Matrix archetype).
  • threatening: problematic relations or less frequently a subconscious reminder of being in the mother's womb when the first contractions began to threaten the existence of the fetus (see Basic Perinatal Matrix archetype).
  • climbing a structure: represents a unique path to higher levels of experience (usually the path to the emotional level); like all higher paths it bears the risk of falling when the dreamer cannot take the euphoria of ascent and falls into a sensuality that is immediately accompanied by erotic and sexual images since the dreamer sees in them the highest quality experiences.
  • a structure from whose heights we see the landscape, buildings, people and objects: we can recognize traits or events taking place on the lower level of experience (usually on the instinctual level) from the higher plane of experience in a depersonalized perspective.