Dreams may contain ineluctable truths…

The view that dreams are merely the imaginary fulfillments of repressed wishes is hopelessly out of date. There are, it is true, dreams which manifestly represent wishes or fears, but what about all the other things? Dreams may contain ineluctable truths, philosophical pronouncements, illusions, wild fantasies, memories, plans, anticipations, irrational experiences, even telepathic visions, and heaven knows what besides.

The Practical Use of Dream Analysis ” (1934). In CW 16: The Practice of Psychotherapy. pg. 317

Jung is, of course, talking about the limits of Freud’s view that dreams are all “wish fulfillment.” Note that this quotation is a much broader view of dreams than than in the quotation in the following post, when Jung suggests that dreams are always about compensation to a conscious attitude.

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