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A method of dream interpretation developed by Jung in which a dream image or motif is enlarged, clarified and given a meaningful context by comparing it with similar images from mythology, folklore and comparative religion. Amplification establishes the collective context of a dream, enabling it to be seen not only in its personal aspect, but also in general archetypal terms which are common to all humanity.


Definition copyright © Daryl Sharp, condensed from: C. G. Jung Lexicon: A Primer of Terms and Concepts (Studies in Jungian Psychology by Jungian Analysts)