The Dream Book of Self-Knowledge


  • Buddhists believe that true, absolute reality lies outside the material world in a formless and timeless state; both aspects, i.e. the Buddhist Absolute (formless void*31 and timelessness) and materialist reality of the physical world inherently affect human existence and obviously also dreams.
  • absurd: see Absurdity, absurd.
  • ideal: see Ideal.
  • clinging to the old known world: this is the most painful obstacle to progress in the Apocalypse Archetype.
  • completely destroyed (contaminated land and rivers, poisoned air), end of the world: the dreamer with a spiritual consciousness is fading away from the world which no longer has any temptations that would pull him back into its arms (see Apocalypse archetype).
  • of the dead: can help explain to the dreamer some of the confusion of life, but in the interest of both sides it is not appropriate to prolong this contact (see Apocalypse archetype).
  • unknown world: see Unknown.
  • causes: if a person completely eliminates the engrained pattern of egotistical behavior, he finds wisdom and later even an understanding of the creation of causes of future events (the world of causes), he then sees the horrifying causes that, as in a futuristic play, await their painful performance in the material world.
  • primordial: is linked to God the Creator, who is the initial cause of the manifested universe.
  • forgetting about the external world (usually during work): one of the important stages on the path to knowledge since only in hard work accompanied by necessary prayers*80 does the dreamer, like the ancient alchemist, forget about his ego and is able to proceed toward knowledge (the treatises of their age advised alchemists to tear up the books*72).