“The dream is a little hidden door in the innermost secret recesses of the soul, opening into that cosmic night which was psyche long before there was any ego-consciousness, and which will remain psyche no matter how far our ego-consciousness may extend.
For all ego-consciousness is isolated: because it separates and discriminates, it knows only particulars, and it sees only what can be related to the ego. Its essence is limitation, even though it reach to the farthest nebulae among the stars.
All consciousness separates; but in dreams we put on the likeness of that more universal, truer, more eternal man dwelling in the darkness of primordial night. There he is still the whole, and the whole is in him, indistinguishable from nature and bare of all.
It is from these all-uniting depths that the dream arises, be it never so childish, grotesque, or immoral. So flower-like is it in its candor and veracity that it makes us blush for the deceitfulness of our lives.”
~ C. G. Jung, from “The Meaning of Psychology for Modern Man,” Civilization in Transition, in The Collected Works of C. G. Jung (Bollingen Foundation, 1964)