The Dream Book of Self-Knowledge


  • inability to be gallant, or resenting or rejecting gallantry: the dreamer is tragically fixated on one of the antitheses (male or female) and is unable to come to terms with the existence of qualities of the opposite sex within; on the unconscious level this state is very similar to a maturing child and ensuing puberty in everyday life.
  • for men: gallantry toward a woman on the unconscious level and in dreams indicates a positive relationship to one's female part (to the anima) and gradual preparation for unification on the emotional level.
  • a woman feels gallantry: the pleasant establishment of a relationship with her own male part within is the preparation for unification on the emotional level (the Anima – Animus and Coniunctio archetypes explore this unification).