I have spent more than half a century in investigating natural symbols, and I have come to the conclusion that dreams and their symbols are not stupid or meaningless. On the contrary, dreams provide the most interesting information for those who take the trouble to understand their symbols. The results, it is true, have little to do with such worldly concerns as buying and selling. But the meaning of life is not exhaustively explained by one’s business life, nor is the deep desire of the human heart answered by a bank account.

Carl G. Jung, Man and his Symbols