The split of self from environment, and of self into both self and environment, is also the split of self or soul from body. The essence of dreaming is duplication, division; as in schizophrenia. The dreamer sees himself, a double of himself; “The moment of falling asleep is the moment in which the soul is born, that phallic personification of the body.” “The formation of a double in the dream is the moment when animism originates.” Primitive animism says that in dreaming the soul leaves the body[.]

Norman O. Brown, Love’s Body