catholicism

Piety and religious ritual

Dreams of Catholicism represent that you are connecting to your spiritual roots, devotion, suppression of your natural urges, conformity, rules and piety. Perhaps you are realizing strength in tradition and the value in ceremony. Alternatively, this dream might also represent rigid ideas and issues of integrity. Consider the feeling tone. See Pope and Sacrament.



Catholicism | Dream Meanings

Keywords of this dream: Catholicism

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of this Catholic training ground for children represent spiritual inquiry, foundations of spirituality, and ritualistic repetition. Consider the feeling tone of this dream and your associations with the Catholic Religion. See School and Catholicism.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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According to the feeling tone, dreams of a convent can symbolize a profound commitment to your spiritual life. This dream could be also be showing you where you deprive yourself, cut yourself off sexually, and keep passion at arms length under the guise of being morally superior. See Catholicism and Monastery.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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Dreams of Mexico or of a Mexican represent passion, music, devotion to family values and Catholicism, and an easy, relaxed lifestyle that includes a daily “siesta”. Your dream may be giving you the message to live for today, and to stop putting quality time with friends and family on the lay-away plan.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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Dreams of the pope are prophetic dreams helping you to enlighten your consciousness and to recognize a higher level of awareness. Consider the spiritual message he is trying to impart to you via the feeling of the dream. See Prophetic Dreams and Catholicism.... Strangest Dream Explanations

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

As a species, humans have cer­tain norms of behaviour, many of which we share with other animals. We tend to find a partner of the opposite sex and produce children. We care for our children. We have strong feelings about territory. In groups this becomes nationalism and, like ants or some group animals, we fight to defend our territory. We elect leaders, and have complicated rituals re­garding group status or personal ‘face*. We seek outward signs of our status, and wherever possible show them.

Talking to individuals, these drives are often hardly recog­nised. Yet they are powerful enough when manipulated to gather huge armies of people who then march to their death. They are behind enormous hostility between neighbours and nations. Although irrational, and not in our best interest to be influenced by, millions of us are moved by them as if we had little will of our own.

The feelings behind them, although seldom acknowledged directly by our conscious self, are often raised to religious status.

The procreative drive, the election of leaders, the parental and child raising urges, are all to be seen in the Christian religion as the bones behind the robes and rituals. Why does Catholicism ban the condom and divorce, make a giant figure out of the Pope, worship a woman with a baby in her arms, if it is not based on these mighty urges and biological drives?

Dreams reveal that much of human life arises out of these patterns.

The patterns are in us unconsciously. We often ven­erate the norm’ of these patterns and raise them, religiously or politically, to a level of tremendous importance.

The prob­lem is that many of these patterns are no longer serving us well. They are habits developed through thousands or mil­lions of years of repetition. While they remain unconscious we find it difficult to redirect them or even admit to their influence in our life.

Thereare, of course, many other aspects of the uncon­scious, such as memories of childhood trauma, the dream process, the image formation process and sensory apparatus. It is enough to begin with if we recognise that a lot of ourself and our potential remains unknown to us because it remains unconscious, or a pan of our unconscious processes. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Three is tense, dynamic, rhythmic, and complete (the Holy Trinity). Three is a symbol of the spirit, since it is assigned to the third stage of human consciousness (after the physical and emotional). In the Middle East, three is considered a holy number. It is always connected to time: past, present, future. In ancient Rome the Fates almost always appear as three goddesses. Since ancient times femininity has been seen in three aspects: the virgin (Artemis), the woman (Hera), and the old woman (Hekate). Faust calls out three times until Mephisto appears. Peter denies Christ three times. Doing the same thing three times has magical effects— it represents the connection to reality.

According to Freud, refers to male genitalia. Jung considers three a mystical number; the three servants of the Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute; the three witches in Macbeth; the three wishes that are free. All this relates back, as do many god-trinities, to the original trinity: father-mother-son. It is the male child, since the number three, according to Western tradition, is uneven and, as a prime number, a genuine male number. In this tradition, the male child is seen first in terms of male fertility.

According to Jung, the number three is connected to the diabolical.

The den of craving in alchemy is depicted by a three-headed snake.

The three-headed snake in mythology is always Satan. Also, according to Jung, three belongs to the young; and in ancient China and the Greek patriarchy, it points to masculine attributes and their function.

On the other hand, Three as a feminine number is part of the tradition in the area of the Mediterranean, through the veneration of Mary in Catholicism and the rediscovery of the matriarchy. Also, Goethe’s play Faust, Part II, ends with a prayer to the great goddess appearing threefold: “Virgin, Mother, Queen.”... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Dreams of this beautiful and grandiose church represent your feelings and opinions about the Catholic Faith.

The Vatican also symbolizes your body temple, a sanctuary where the human and the divine intersect. This dream may be a message to uplevel your spiritual practice and make it more of a central theme of your life. See Church, Catholicism, and Pope.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Consistency and perfection. It is the symbol of the search for transcendency (violet is the color on the edge of the invisible, the ultraviolet light). It represents the highest, almost delicate vibration of the spectrum, similar to inspiration and spirituality.

The color violet is very soothing. It depends on light, and under different light can take on very different shades.

Also, but rarely, violet is the color of passion. Red, as the color of the body, and Blue, as the color of the soul, combine to make purple—the body and the soul united. It is the most important color for the magic of love. As the witches’ color, violet became the color of feminists. In Byzantium, violet was the color of power. Up to the 19th century in some parts of Europe, it was considered a color of grief and sorrow. In Roman Catholicism, it is the color of the robes of bishops. Violet is also used to stand in for black, the symbol of humility and repentance in the Catholic Church. See Violet (flower), Lilac.... Little Giant Encyclopedia