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Day: August 17, 2010

Dreams and Literalism

Dreams and Literalism

Taking images literally, with the same kind of realism as the ego uses in the daylight world–this is the heroic error, a mistake of Herculean proportion, given further Judeo-Christian blessing through warnings against demons, dreams, ikons, and all forms of the soul’s imaginings (Dream And The Underword, by James Hillman, page 116). The literal mindset has wreaked incredible havoc in Western civilization. The tendency to literalize images has been a problem in human history ever since the advent of ego…

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