Dreams must be thought of as an internal drama. They don’t relate to the outer world, but picture states and conditions of your inner world, using images from the outer world because they are fresh in the mind… We may understand our resistance to dreaming as a resistance in our “natural” state to Hades. We “can’t remember,” go vague, forget to jot it down, or scribble it beyond deciphering, and excuse ourselves by pointing to the obvious slipperiness of dreams. Yet if each dream is a step into the underworld, then remembering a dream is a recollection of death and opens a frightening crevice under our foot.

–James Hillman

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