The Dream Book of Self-Knowledge


  • sorcery has power over the instinctual, but has no power over emotions; emotions can even destroy sorcery, since sorcery and the ability of the active imagination belongs to the spiritual level, and in descending to the emotional level we lose the ability to perform magical acts that now lie on a higher level; the similarity with many fairy tales is no coincidence (more on the role of sorcery in the unconscious and a person's magical abilities in the Active Imagination archetype).
  • magical skills: results from restraint that extends to the very emanation of a being; use of these skills is a serious impediment on the spiritual journey.