In Jung's view, typical dreams do exist, although he maintains that Freudian dream analysis falls into the trap of interpreting the symbols within them as fixed.

Jung places more importance on the existence of typical motifs in dreams, and their similarity to mythological motifs present across cultures.

These similarities support the idea that dreams are a phylogenetically older mode of thought, a surviving trace of the mental processes of more primitive humans. Jung draws the comparison between the figurative, non-linear way that dreams express themselves, and the "flowery turns of phrase" characteristic of many ancient languages.

(from Jung's essay, "General Aspects of Dream Psychology")