The Dream Book of Self-Knowledge


  • A golem*46 represents the lower instinctual nature and dark past that binds a person to the earth.
  • creating a golem: symbolizes the division of a lower instinctual nature from the being of the novice (alchemist) so that the novice rises from the dust of earthly life to the divine experience; see Alchemist archetype.
  • once the symbol of Rabbi Löw's clay giant appears in dreams, the dreamer has the chance to definitively stop his own instinctual nature on his destructive path through the world; for more on this theme and how to stop the monstrosity of the instinctual nature (stop the Golem) see the Alchemist archetype.