In the early days of their investigations analytical therapists concentrated on recording the behaviour of patients. Carl Jung always considered that analytical psychology and psychoanalysis were related disciplines and he persistently paid tribute to the importance of Sigmund Freud's work in the scientific and therapeutic fields. Jung's initial interpretations had been made on the basis of the patient's reaction to real people in the past and so were defined as being on the 'objective plane'. In C.A. Meier's small erudite volume he constructs a web of cult practices and myths and into this he inserts a number of dreams produced by his patients to show that the material from antiquity is relevant to modern man. It is clear that Meier seeks to underpin Jung's thesis about the importance of the patient discovering his myth as an expression of what is controlling his life, his illness and his health.