In Carl Jung’s Man and His Symbols, the first chapter deals with dream analysis and the function of dreams.
I can write a coherent story that will make sense to a general audience. This story is told from my conscious mind.
But what about our dreams?
Often they don’t seem to make any logical sense. This is how the unconscious mind tells stories. There’s no sense of logic or time yet they are riddled with symbolism. Jung saw dreams as the psyche’s attempt to communicate important things to the individial.
Our dreams act as a gateway to the unconscious mind and they tell us more about ourselves than we think.