Symbols act as mediators between the conscious and the unconscious minds. Indeed, as seen in analytical psychology, the symbol enables the unification of the two poles (conscious – subconscious) by producing images that can be assimilated by the psyche.
For example human beings have five senses which transmit messages or symbols such as dreams. The symbol can be considered as a key by which intuition opens doors enabling our understanding of reality.
Examples of symbols:
Object – icon – image – photo – geometry shape – song – smell – texture, and so on.
A symbol is generated by one of the 5 senses …
A person imagining or visualizing a lined notebook can make a connection with childhood memories in elementary school… Or another person remembers a specific feeling or time in life while listening to an old song.