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The Book of Symbols: Reflections on Archetypal Images

From the Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism

I read a lot, and this used to be a popular topic from one of my earlier blogs. I plan to keep you updated some of my more interesting reading choices.

I recently acquired a book that several Jungian psychotherapists recommend as a way to understand the symbols that can appear in our dreams, or via synchronicity (meaningful coincidence) in our lives.

Of course, the ultimate authority on your dreams is yourself, and the best dream dictionary you can write is one that you write yourself. However, I have found the following book to be a useful source of inspiration and information on the topic of symbols as they appear in diverse cultures.

The Book of Symbols: Reflections on Archetypal Images is from the Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism, edited by Ami Ronnberg and Kathleen Martin, published by Tashan. It sources several contributors. Drawing upon Carl Gustav Jung‘s works on archetypes and the collective unconscious, the Archive is full of mythological, ritualistic, and symbolic images from all over the world and from all epochs of human experience.

I use it for inspiration, not for interpretation of dreams.

If you’d like to discuss a symbol in your dreams, email me to make an appointment.

I recently started my own book label, Wish Books, where I intend to show case my novels and books. Check it out at

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