The Dream Book of Self-Knowledge
- in the shallows: stagnation that results from idleness and laziness.
- in an elevator, corridor, canal or other narrow space: this image can be a memory of the birth drama, of the moment in which the fetus goes through the birth canal; the Basic Perinatal Matrix archetype describes the entire process.
- in traffic, in a crowd of people: see Crowd.
- fish getting stuck in the shallows: the dreamer is threatened by the loss of spiritual content of his own psyche; it is therefore good if in the same dream he helps the fish reach safe waters.