The Dream Book of Self-Knowledge


  • a conscious numinous symbol; see Numinosum archetype.
  • much more frequent in dreams than in waking consciousness since it reflects the consciousness turning away from the world and an identification with Christ's suffering on the cross (mystical death*79).
  • with Christian mystics an initial dream stigma can inconspicuously cross over into waking consciousness as a temporary pain in a certain area of the body.