Jungian dreams

Changing Paths challenge day 19 — dreams.

Once I dreamed that I was walking across a rocky sandy landscape (the bedrock was reddish sandstone) and saw an old church.

A monastery in Crete

It was very like the one in the picture above, or the one in the painting Rivières Tièdes by Ithell Colquhoun. I remember thinking it was like the one in Colquhoun’s painting when I woke up.

Rivières Tièdes by Ithell Colquhoun

In the dream, I entered the church and saw the Christian imagery, and then went down to the crypt (basement) and it was full of white marble statues of Pagan gods.

Modern versions of Greek statues
Actually a Roman statue

I thought this was a very Jungian dream about layers of consciousness and culture. Jung had a similar dream where he was in a house and went down to the basement and it was the Stone Age (recounted in his book Memories, Dreams, Reflections).

Changing Paths is published by 1000Volt Press and is available from all the usual online stores. Ask your local bookseller or library to stock it!

The goal of the book is to help you decide your own path by guiding you through the perils and pitfalls of the terrain, and asking questions to help you deepen your understanding of the reasons for your desire to change paths.

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