What do symbols represent?

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.