The Dream Book of Self-Knowledge


  • synonymous with thoughts that crawl out of the subconscious (underground) and hinder the dreamer's life.
  • stinging: intrusive thoughts of an instinctual nature.
  • killing, exterminating: the liquidation of thoughts of an instinctual nature and the relaxation of the mind through more meaningful activity (often profit).
  • queen ant: symbolizes the central idea of the "self," from which all other ideas evolve.
  • anthill: from a certain perspective the order of an anthill can be synonymous with human society.
  • the unconscious uses examples of social insects to show the dreamer that the individual is nothing and can only exist in a society; such dreams of ants, termites, bees and other social insects should be one of the aspects that suppress egotistical views.