The Dream Book of Self-Knowledge

Seeing yourself

  • symbolizes the ability to become aware of the other self and thus the schizophrenia that conceals in itself a massive psychic healing potential; this is most frequent in conflictual situations and danger; therefore it is a very frequent image of the Attentiveness archetype and I recommend immediately reading about this archetype.
  • seeing yourself as a corpse: a very positive dream that prepares the dreamer for the future death of the ego; it has one more important dimension which is the splitting of the personality when one part linked to instinctual inclinations is definitively deadened; and the other, usually the spiritual part, observes the result of the deadening of instinctual dependencies; see Attentiveness archetype.
  • during an execution: see Execution.