The Dream Book of Self-Knowledge


  • symbolizes crying, which is not necessarily only an expression of sorrow and pain, but also of alleviation.
  • throwing away, losing: attempt to get rid of painful life experiences and tears.
  • growing, cleaning, slicing: the dreamer is not scared of going through painful experiences to knowledge.
  • cooking, frying, preparing food from it: the desire to absorb even painful experiences for future growth; just as heat, pressure and blows from a blacksmith's hammer refines iron into steel, so do tears and pain enable a person's growth.
  • rotting, full of worms: degradation of the symbol since worms represent the change of one thing (decomposition) into another (humus), which guarantees the birth of something else.