The Dream Book of Self-Knowledge


  • holds great importance in dreams as one of the antitheses (old – new).
  • the unconscious must constantly zigzag between the antitheses that we have bound our personal existence to, and thus the unconscious leads the dreamer through dreams to an awareness of the antitheses so that the ensuing questioning of the individual antitheses leads the dreamer to an awareness of the state of unity in which antitheses don't exist; this process leads to the future unification of antitheses in the Anima – Animus, Coniunctio, UFO – Initiation Ceremonies and Attentiveness archetypes; the Puer – Kora archetype speaks of antitheses and their influence on children.
  • exchanging the new for the old: represents a major strengthening of the symbol's influence on the dreamer's consciousness.