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A dream in which an abbey is depicted reveals your overall state of happiness and complacency. It represents the spiritual, serenity, freedom from stress and worries and the certainty of assistance. If, however, the abbey is depicted as shattered or destroyed, this insinuates the distortion and collapse of your aspirations and dreams.
Looking upon this type of structure clearly and in broad daylight, generally you can consider this a good omen. Being a very good sign you can expect peace of mind and substantial freedom from anxiety.
If you see in Abbey in gloom or fog at night it indicates sadness, but it should only the temporary in nature.
See Cloister. Even though the abbey or cloister has no real meaning in today’s world, in a dream it points to the fact that the person is looking for something.
The Latin word monasterium points to “mon aster”—your own star, your own self (that Jung compares to God). Peace, spiritualization, meditation, and quietness lead you to self, but so does discipline. You have discovered your path and must follow it.
Anything connected with a church shows peace of mind and freedom from anxiety.
The more important the structure, the better the prospect.
Dreams of an abbey symbolize your own inner sanctuary and connection to your spiritual path. Because abbeys are exclusively for men, this dream can also represent fraternity, suppressed sexuality or homosexuality. See Brotherhood.
To see an abbey in ruins, foretells that your hopes and schemes will fall into ignoble incompletion.
To dream that a priest bars your entrance into an abbey, denotes that you will be saved from a ruinous state by enemies mistaking your embarrassment for progress.
For a young woman to get into an abbey, foretells her violent illness.
If she converses with a priest in an abbey, she will incur the censure of true friends for indiscretion.
To dream that a priest prevents your entering an abbey is a prediction that your enemies will be powerless to effect your ruin.
Not mentioned by Artemidorus. Dream-books define this dream as one of comfort, peace of mind, etc.
The symbolism of sanctuary is obvious.