The ‘noises’ around us, sensory impressions, other people’s expressed feelings and actions are building bricks for our sense of self. In a real sense we create each other by believing in each other. With prolonged absence of other people and events, and especially if we lose our ‘noises’ and body awareness, we feel we – our sense of identity – is dying. Bodilessness may therefore show us feeling unrecognised, unnoticed. May also be: Feelings of loneliness; being cut off from sexuality and body drives. In its positive side it is exploration of the unconscious and void. As such, bodilessnes is a great realisation of freedom. Often a sense of survival of bodily death. See: identity and dreams; second example in death and rebirth under archetypes.
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