If we can look at a picture of the god long enough, he nods.
When I was a child it was my Sunday treat to go and visit an aunt and watch a picture of hers, a clergyman, in the act of walking down some steps, until he moved and walked down the flight.
For many years I regarded this incident as childish, but primitives do exactly the same thing, they know the magic effect of the eye.
It seems that our life can stream out of our eyes and enter the object which will then move towards us.
The real object of the dreamer in the Betrachtung of the dead monster was to bring it to life again, but he. was not aware of this.
The dream gives us his whole life and I could give you many more examples of even simpler dreams which contain the dreamer’s whole life and situation. ~Carl Jung, ETH Lecture 13 July 1934.
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