Imagination is the outreaching of mind ... the bombardment of the conscious mind with ideas, impulses, images and every sort of psychic phenomena welling up from the preconscious. It is the capacity to "dream dreams and see visions..."
When one analyzes the pre-conscious step to concepts, one always finds ideas which consist of "symbolic images." The first step to thinking is a painted vision of these inner pictures whose origin cannot be reduced only and firstly to the sensual perception but which are produced by an 'instinct to imagining' and which are re-produced by different individuals independently, i.e. collectively... But the archaic image is also the necessary predisposition and the source of a scientific attitude. To a total recognition belong also those images out of which have grown the rational concepts.wolfgang pauli
By one track, which I have named the internal soliloquy, is oriented towards itself (listening to oneself, being attuned to oneself). In the internal soliloquy, analysis aim toward being open to try associations that the patients verbalization ’s bring to mind –letting all kinds of thoughts , and memories “bubble up” to their own consciousness as they may emerge from their own preconscious , and some times, their unconscious .