Dreamtime: Nighttime Imaginings
by Machiel Klerk
In dreams, we mythologize the day.
One 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.