C.G. Jung  “Fishing is an intuitive attempt to “catch” unconscious contents (fishes).”

C.G. Jung “Fishing is an intuitive attempt to “catch” unconscious contents (fishes).”

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C.G. Jung Interprets a Dream of Fishing

[A young woman dreams]: “I came to the bank of broad, flowing river. I couldn’t see much at first, only water, earth and rock. I threw the pages with my notes into the water, with the feeling that I was giving something back to the river. Immediately afterwards I had a fishing rod in my hand. I sat down on a rock and started fishing… Suddenly a big fish bit. He had a golden belly and silver back…”

This dream has all the marks of a “big” dream, and it also has the quality of thought, which is characteristic of the intuitive type. Event though the dreamer had acquired some knowledge of psychology b this time, she had no knowledge whatever of the historical fish symbol.

The details of the dream may be commented on as follows: The bank of the river represents the threshold, so to speak, to the unconscious.  Fishing is an intuitive attempt to “catch” unconscious contents (fishes).

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One Response to C.G. Jung “Fishing is an intuitive attempt to “catch” unconscious contents (fishes).”

  1. It is so beautiful and soothing to me ….just to read these words….thank you …and of course to catch unconscious contents….it is what my life is about….

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