Faculty of memory or contact with universal mind. The creative or linking process of your mind. It can link with research, finding answers to questions you have.

A library has films and tapes, so it might suggest ways you either entertain yourself, or are finding ways to block out feelings that trouble. So a librarian could be the guiding, knowledgeable or parental influence in your life.

Example: Someone I know is raped and sodomized by someone I know. I am a policeman and I don’t know what to do. I am the one who commits the rape and sodomizes Wandee, a librarian at our school. When someone – the police, her mother? – comes to investigate, I see there is a pictorial illustration /representation of what I did (the writing is on the wall, so to speak). I try to cover up so they don’t see it – it is a poster on the wall, about top of the bed level opposite the bed in the bedroom.

Although I don’t want to admit it to myself I know that I am guilty. I just couldn’t/wouldn’t or didn’t control myself. Like not being able to control myself trying to see my wife’s customers undress in the bedroom.

Example: I go to the library, walking through the streets thinking, “I can write a story about a country I’ve never been in! I can do it.” I go in the library to reserve a room to do my research. The librarian leaves, is busy. I call up and reserve a room for Sunday, very pleased with myself because the librarian said there weren’t any available. I start to write it into her reservation book and realize I’ll get in trouble, so I wait until she returns and fess up to using her phone, etc.

Example: Mary who is also a member of Alcoholics Anonymous, had come to him with a disturbing dream in which she’d had sex with a man who, she said, she heartily disliked because he was such a terrible liar.  Mary  then  confessed  that  she’d recently been guilty of lying herself. She’d borrowed the tape of a lecture from her local library in order to duplicate it, but had wiped it instead. and then handed it back without admitting what had happened. Her dream had highlighted the fact that she too, was a liar.


Useful Questions and Hints:

What was my relationship with the librarian?

Did I find what I was looking for?

What sort of figure was the librarian – stern, helpful, etc?

See Characters and People in DreamsBeing the Person or ThingMartial Art of the Mind

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