When you face the abyss, it means you are at a point where the next step is personal darkness or tragedy. You are at a momentous point in
To dream of looking into an abyss, means that you will be confronted by threats of seizure of property, and that there will be quarrels and reproaches of a personal nature which will unfit you to meet the problems of life.
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The abyss in any form
has a fascinating dual significance. On the one hand
, it is a symbol
of depth in general; on the other, a symbol of inferiority. The attraction of the abyss lies in the fact that these two aspects are inextricably linked together. Most ancient
or primitive peoples have at one time
or another identified certain breaks in the earth
’s surface or marine depths with the abyss.
Among the Celts and other peoples, the abyss was inside mountains; in Ireland, Japan and the South Sea islands, it was at the bottom of seas and lakes; among Mediterranean peoples it was just beyond the horizon; for the Australian aborigines, the Milky Way is the abyss par excellence.
The abyss is usually identified with the ‘land of the dead’, the underworld, and is hence, though not always, associated with the Great Mother and earth-god cults.