The Dream Book of Self-Knowledge
- mouse climbing in or out of a hole: subconscious urge for sexual acts.
- dead: very positive since the dreamer has rid himself of primitive urges for sexual acts and these thoughts are replaced by higher symbols (usually emotional but sometimes even instinctual).
- once the dreamer begins to transform subconscious sexual urges, it appears in dreams in various transformations of the symbol of the mouse (usually in another animal).
- seeing many mice: a warning of loss of vitality.
- mousetrap: symbolize the dreamer's active behavior aimed against increasing loss of vitality.
- computer mouse: symbolizes the dreamer's ability to actively control through his will.
- a cat catching a mouse: elimination of earthly, primitive thoughts in favor of the instinctual symbol of the cat.