Carl Jung analyzed 1,300 of Wolfgang Pauli’s dreams and visions. In 1934, Pauli described one of the most significant recurring dream that he had. It was a dream of a surreal object in motion that he called the “World Clock.”

The clock consists of four basic components:

  1. A horizontal dial upon which four sections are marked with human-like figures holding pendulums.
  2. A vertical dial sharing the same central axis. It has a large rotating pointer and is divided into 32 sections.
  3. A horizontal golden ring surrounding the entire apparatus.
  4. A large black bird physically supporting the apparatus.

The horizontal dial, vertical pointer and golden ring are all rotating at different speeds, calculated as derivatives of the base number 32, the number of segments on the vertical dial.