It is the symbol of what lies buried in humans that is numinous.
It is a small and glowing facsimile of the original Self.
Superficially, it is just a doll.
it represents a little piece of soul that carries
all the knowledge of the larger soul-Self.
In the doll is the voice, in diminutive, of old La Que Sabe, The One Who Knows...
the psyche works even when we sleep,
most especially when we sleep,
even when we are not fully conscious of what we are enacting.
In this way the doll represents the inner spirit of us as women;
the voice of inner reason, inner knowing,
and inner consciousness"
Clarissa Pinkola Estés