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Soon after he began keeping his dream journal, Jung recognized that his dreams corresponded to the great mythic themes that he had been studying and working on Symbols of Transformation. Mandalas began coming–Jung was the first to become interested in mandalas as a psychological vehicle of self-discovery.
Jung had two friends who contributed to the development of his insights: Heinrich Zimmer, a great Indologist, who became my own friend and mentor, and Richard Wilhelm, a great Sinologist. These two men had a great knowledge of the mythic lore of India and China, respectively, and they helped Jung to recognize relationships between the symbolic doodles he was putting down from his dreams and Oriental mandalas, the Chinese meditation on the Golden flower. With a newly activated imagination, Jung came to the realization that dreams are of two orders: little dreams and big dreams.
Joseph Campbell (Pathways to Bliss, 96)