Dreamtime: Nighttime Imaginings

By Machiel Klerk

by Machiel Klerk

In dreams, we mythologize the day.

klerkOne of the oldest stories known among men tells of the soul coming into this world with a specific purpose and destiny. The soul is given a particular guide who communicates via images and dreams.
The Greeks called this guide the daimon. For the Romans it was the genius. Some societies saw the guide as a protective spirit. Only in Western culture is there a debate as to whether dreams are actually important.


This article was originally published on September 30, 2010.