The Dream Book of Self-Knowledge

Male, female

  • clear sexual symbols that are gradually changed into instinctual personifications on the path to self-knowledge (animals changing into people).
  • distinguishing a male from a female: symbolizes the ability to distinguish antithetical aspects of primitive erotic or sexual symbols, which is a prerequisite for successful work with instinctual contents of the psyche.
  • the mutual relationship of the male and female (mating): the lowest level of the unification of antitheses of sexual symbols; this image is a warning of one's instinctual substance.