The Dream Book of Self-Knowledge


  • exercises: appears in dreams if the dreamer is practicing in waking consciousness meditation and spiritual exercises, then the acquired habits gradually (after 3 or 4 years) pass into dreams; then in dreams the dreamer can conduct mental and spiritual exercises with a much stronger effect than exercises in waking consciousness (according to Tibetan sources spiritual exercising in dreams is nine times more effective than the same practice during waking consciousness); spiritual exercises in dreams allow the dreamer to more clearly recognize how the slightest sexual arousal nullifies the higher states of consciousness.
  • journey: in the dreamer's spiritual journey dreams take on greater and deeper meaning, since the goal of the spiritual person is, unlike earthly goals, freed from ownership relations; a very important period is approaching when the dreamer realizes in the dream itself that the journey is knowledge itself or that the journey is an allegory of the spiritual journey.
  • any spiritual person in a dream is the wise old man archetype, all that remains is to recognize a truly spiritual person and not a spiritual fake (see Wise Old Man archetype).
  • Christian spiritual: partially relates to the Father archetype in which the dreamer seeks a new paternal authority; the father is then replaced by the generally acknowledged authority of the Christian spiritual world.
  • books: confirm the direction to spiritual life and the growth of a spiritual attribute in dreams attests to the same.
  • school: teaches the dreamer spiritual principles and the spiritual approach to everyday life, teachers at this school are personifications of the Wise Old Man archetype; the image is common with people who direct their experiences to the spiritual level of consciousness; see School.
  • heart: in addition to the clear content, we can even locate it in a body and sense it during internalization, recognize its rapid beat; the spiritual heart is located in the place where we instinctively point our finger when we say "I"; the important development that we can easily follow in dreams can be stimulated by meditative concentration on this spot in waking consciousness (see Self archetype).