Sperm, fruition, fertility as from new ideas. Plants and fishes cascade pollen and are fertilised. For pollen is the sperm of a plant. Bees collect it because it is rich in protein and vitamins and minerals.

The Navaho have a wonderful image of what they call the Pollen Path. Pollen is the life source; the pollen path is the way to the center of that life source. The Navaho say,

“Oh, beauty before me, beauty behind me, beauty to the right of me, beauty to the left of me, beauty above me, beauty below me, I am on the pollen path.


The picture is of the Pollen Path, and shows, similar to the Ox Herding Pictures a path of transformation. Joseph Campbell wrote, that in terms if the aims of the deceased in life were no higher than those of the animal instincts, the Swallower claims the soul.

The implication is that if one has not reached the heart level of love and compassion during a lifetime, the person must be reborn, that is, reincarnated back on earth, in order to try again. Otherwise, the soul is free to move on to higher planes of existence.


 Example: A rather shadowy man gave me a leather pull-string purse or pouch. In the pouch was powder that the man suggested I pour onto my rather stained trousers. Immediately the powder started working like yeast, cleansing and purifying my trousers in a spreading action. I knew that this yeast, or pollen, had also penetrated my body, and was gradually working through me, purifying and healing. – Adrian.


Useful Questions and Hints:

What was my relationship with the pollen in the dream?

Was it in any fertilising, healing or transforming?

What did I sense or feel in the dream?

Was anything planted?

See Working with associationsBeing the Person or ThingMagical Dream Machine

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