The language of the soul or psyche is symbolism. Jungian Analyst, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California San Francisco, and author of Close to the Bone, Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen explains how she uses myth and metaphor in her practice. For example, we have symbolic experience when we dream. Our dream life is in a sense a personal myth. We also have collective mythology in groups that is informed by shared cultural experience or other shared symbolism.