|Old Man, old wise man
The dream image of a strange old man is,
according to Jung, the archetypal figure of the sage. Here we have
a timeless symbol of order. Dreams in which this symbol appears
tell us that it is inadvisable simply to reject the acquired knowledge
of generations as out-of-date and old-fashioned. The image of an
old man can also be symbolic expression of inflexibility and incompatibility.