A Little About Jung, Dreams and Other Inner Workings.
From A Dictionary of Dream Symbols by E. Ackroyd:
Broadly speaking, one might say there are two kinds of people in this world. The first is the ‘self-made’ type of person, or those who want to be self-made, whose sole and consuming ambition is directed towards worldly success. The second kind is those who want, not to make themselves, but to find themselves. Dream interpretation is probably going to appeal more to the second type of person than to the first. But dream interpretation is important for everyone….
The second broad category of persons….are the people who are ready for what Jung calls the ‘individualization’ process, the journey into themselves that will lead them to a wealth or wisdom and joy, and eventually to the core of themselves which some people call God, a realization of their oneness with Life or Nature, or the Transcendent.
(What you call this ultimate thing-how you name it- doesn’t much matter. In fact, insistence on this or that name is sheer dogmatism, the same sort of dogmatism that has at times poisoned any number of organized religions. Interestingly, Jung rejected all forms of institutionalized religions because – he said – they took the symbolic poetry of myths and hardened it into intellectual dogma, which then became a substitute for the actual experiences of reality that were the starting point of religion and its raison d’etre….)
They say dreams are the windows of the soul--take a peek and you can see the inner workings, the nuts and bolts.
Henry Bromel, Northern Exposure, The Big Kiss, 1991