Symbol FAQs:


Q: Is symbol a mark?

A: Yes, and sign, or word that indicates, signifies, or is understood as representing an idea, object, or relationship.

Q: Are symbols not just relevant to the theory of dreams but also to "normal symbol systems"?

A: Yes, He says they are related through "substitution", where one word, phrase, or symbol is substituted for another in order to change the meaning.

Q: Are symbols the basis of all human understanding and serve as vehicles of conception for all human knowledge?

A: Yes.

Q: Is symbol that it gives access to deeper layers of reality which are otherwise inaccessible?

A: Yes.

Q: Is symbol an energy evoking?

A: Yes, and directing, agent.

Q: Is symbol not inherent in the symbol itself but is culturally learned?

A: Yes.

Q: Are symbols a means of complex communication that often can have multiple levels of meaning?

A: Yes.

Q: Is symbol the story of a man who?

A: Yes, when told that a particular food item was whale blubber, could barely keep from throwing it up.

Q: Is symbol taken for reality?

A: Yes.

Q: Are symbols born and die?

A: Yes.

Q: Is symbol one of many factors in determining a particular symbol's apparent meaning?

A: Yes.

Q: Are symbols complex?

A: Yes, and their meanings can evolve as the individual or culture evolves.