C.G. Jung: On the Nature of Dreams
Dreams are impartial, spontaneous products of the unconscious psyche, outside the control of the will.
They are pure nature; they show us the unvarnished, natural truth, and are therefore fitted, as nothing else is, to give us back an attitude that accords with our basic human nature when our consciousness has strayed too far from its foundations and run into an impasse.
To concern ourselves with dreams is a way of reflecting on ourselves — a way of self-reflection.
It is not our ego-consciousness reflecting on itself; rather it turns its attention to the objective actuality of the dream as a communication or message from the unconscious, unitary soul of humanity.
The Meaning of Psychology for Modern Man (1933).
CW 10: Civilization in Transition.