The Dream Book of Self-Knowledge

Mussel (shell)

  • usually holds a secret.
  • can be a place, ritual object or magical symbol during the transformations of emotional into spiritual content.
  • a shell opening: symbolizes birth, but the opening must never be forced since the contents within, which the dreamer still isn't able to understand and consciously process, would flood him.
  • usually a place of the birth of spiritual personifications (spiritual anima emerge from the shell to men, spiritual animus to women).