"This is important!" I said. "If we don't explain about its archetypal nature, people will blame the frequency of the Pancake dream on us mucking around with the dream-control machine!"
"Promise you won't go into any digressions about Freud or Jung?"
"As long as I can steal an idea from Substance instead."
"You are still loonies," said Evangaline Van Holsteren, head barmaid.
Pancake symbolism often appears in nightmares:
R. D. Laing wrote about the Pancake dream in The Voice of Experience:
Thousands of stories of the vivid recollection, reliving, and re-enacting of real pancake experiences circulate from Brazil to New Zealand, from Los Angeles to Rome, among people who have been through some version of the many versions of what in the broadest terms might be called existential therapy. These people are as often as not professionals as patients.According to the dream-control instruction manual, umbrellas and parachutes in dreams invariably symbolise a pancake.*
In another dream she was inside a dark house looking out of a doorway across which was laid a black umbrella. In the dream she felt that inside was unreality and outside was reality, but she was barred from getting outside because of the umbrella.If Orly Taitz were aware of pancake-centred psychology* she could stop worrying that
In a third dream, she was floating down by parachute from a plane.
the painting titled Orly Taitz, Pancake Birther actually portrays her holding a placenta rather than a pancake. "This is really despicable,” she says, theorizing that one of her many political enemies put Lacey up to the work.* According to Freud (speculating in a 1911 letter to Jung), whenever there is a legendary or literary pair of brothers such as Castor and Pollux, one mortal and one immortal, the one who is "weaker than the other and dies sooner" is yet another pancake symbol.
"You promised there wouldn't be any Freud-said / Jung-said digressions," said Another Kiwi.
"That was a footnote, not a digression," I explained. "Did you see that I left out the stuff about pancakes in Gnostic cosmogony, and the references to Philip K. Dick and Dogon creation myth?"