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In this dream

In this dream - Inthisdream,' .,she...

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In this dream, Sinclair is entering his father's house beneath the heraldic hawk on the escutcheon.  His mother is walking toward him with outstretched arms. As they are about to embrace, she  suddenly changes. She now resembles Demian or, more accurately, Emil's portrait. Sinclair is taken,  enveloped in a passionate embrace which leaves him with feelings of both ecstasy and horror. He  sees the embrace as both a crime and an act of worship. Utterly confused, he awakens, sometimes  elated, sometimes guilt ridden. Here the motif of incest is clearly presented. One of the strongest  taboos of every human society has been touched upon. It should be pointed out, however, that the  dream is not of actual incest. Later, it will become more clear that the female figure is not Sinclair's  mother but, rather, Demian. Jung, in discussing the sun myth, which can be related to the Gnostic god Abraxas, explains that the 
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