#CarlJung #Quotes #Dreams
I leave theory aside as much as possible when analyzing dreams–not entirely, of course, for we always need some theory to make things intelligible. It is on the basis of theory, for instance, that I expect dreams to have a meaning. I cannot prove every case that this is so, for there are dreams which the doctor and the patient simply do not understand. But I have to make such an hypothesis in order to find courage to deal with dreams at all.
Carl Jung (“The Practical Use of Dream Analysis,” CW 16: The Practice of Psychotherapy, 318)