It is said that men may not be the dreams of the gods, but rather that the gods are the dreams of men.
– Carl Sagan in Cosmos, The Edge of Forever
Both may be true.
Men are the dream of gods. This human self, and all human selves, appear within and as awareness, within and as capacity for all there is.
Am I within content of experience, or is experience within me?
Gods are the dreams of men. Our images of gods – of anything – are images only. They are our dream.
When we take them as true, they seem real. When we see them as images only, they are just that – images.