In 1985 I had a dream in which I saw an unlit lighthouse, built on a solid rock foundation. Above this somewhat sombre image, I saw the name ‘C. G. Jung’. At the time this name meant nothing to me! I had heard of Freud but not of Jung, so it was a pleasant surprise to find a book at my local library, written by C.G. Jung and of course it was ‘Man and his Symbols’. I was excited and anxious to read it; find out what connection there was, between C. G. Jung and me. However, I was puzzled as to why the dream imagery was so sombre; like a black and white etching.
To my amazement there was without doubt a very strong connection, not only with the dream but also, with the process of self-realisation that Carl Jung named, the process of Individuation. I recognised this process because I had been undergoing a similar development; one that I refer to as ‘self-realisation’, since 1976. However there were and are differences!