Spiritual wisdom. Desires to leave the world. Influences of religious teachings in the unconscious. Some people may have been taught a dread of hell and perpetual burning, and similar terrors. So the monk or priest may therefore represent the influences of the church’s teachings. The monk may then depict the struggles you have with your sexual drive, feelings of guilt, and your personal wants in life. If so, recognise this as something you have been trained to feel, and not what your potential or personal truth is. 

The monk or Priestess might express your own inner wisdom summarised from your life experience, but it could also be your desires to escape the stress you feel in dealing with everyday relationships. But it can often appear in a dream representing the best mentor or wise counsellor you could have – in other words advice from your core self. See core selfArchetype of the Monk



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