“…the dream is just what it pretends to be…”


Nature is often obscure or impenetrable, but she is not, like man, deceitful. We must therefore take it that the dream is just what it pretends to be, neither more nor less. If it shows something in a negative light, there is no reason for assuming that it is meant positively.

“On the Psychology of the Unconscious” (1953). In CW 7: Two Essays on Analytical Psychology. pg. 162

One Response to “…the dream is just what it pretends to be…”

  1. thanks Selma… hope to spotlight Hillman at some point…

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