The Dream Book of Self-Knowledge
- theater: opens to the dreamer a view of the drama of life; often encourages the dreamer to resolve sensitive matters that he refuses to deal with in waking consciousness; see Theater.
- behind the parted curtain there appears, instead of a stage, a dark corridor that leads to a cave or oval room (the scene may be dramatized with flowing water, treacherous holes or manholes, blood or urine): clearly a memory of the birth drama with which everyone's consciousness is psychologically imprinted; the only question is when this content will emerge from within; the Basic Perinatal Matrix archetype describes the entire process.
- opening the curtain: the shift from one time to another can be perceived in the dream; the fantastic effect of time in the "time vortex" can even be seen.
- drawn: from the inside view it shifts the experience to the dreamer's outer world; from an outside view it prevents the dreamer from seeing within; if during the dreamer's stay inside the drawn curtain falls from the window, then the dreamer has changed his emotional or spiritual insight and fallen to an instinctual experience (these images are the result of moral failings).
- fluttering: temptation of the external world from an outer view, but from an inner view invites the dreamer to introspection.
- washing, wringing out, drying, ironing, pressing: an important dream that directs the dreamer's experience towards the emotional level.
- pulled back: enables the dreamer an undistorted view outside (to the world) and inside (to his own soul).
- a window with a curtain (usually at the front of the house): synonymous with female genitalia and the hymen; pulling it down or damaging it is then synonymous with deflowering.
- a corridor with a curtain: clearly a memory of the birth drama with which everyone's consciousness is psychologically imprinted; the only question is when this content will emerge from within; the Basic Perinatal Matrix archetype describes the entire process.