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If a woman has this dream, she will fail to hold her husband’s affections, letting her temper and spite overwhelm her at the least provocation.
If it is with her husband’s friend, she will be unjustly ignored by her husband. Her rights will be cruelly trampled upon by him.
If she thinks she is enticing a youth into this act, she will be in danger of desertion and divorced for her open intriguing.
For a young woman this implies abasement and low desires, in which she will find strange adventures afford her pleasure. It is always good to dream that you have successfully resisted any temptation.
To yield, is bad.
If a man chooses low ideals, vampirish influences will swarm around him ready to help him in his nefarious designs. Such dreams may only be the result of depraved elementary influences.
If a man chooses high ideals, he will be illuminated by the deific principle within him, and will be exempt from lascivious dreams.
The man who denies the existence and power of evil spirits has no arcana or occult knowledge. Did not the black magicians of Pharaoh’s time, and Simon Magnus, the Sorcerer, rival the men of God? The dreamer of amorous sweets is warned to beware of scandal. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If the person so dreaming be at law, it shows he shall overthrow his adversary; and if he designs a voyage or journey, it shows he shall be successful therein. And, in short, all good things are denoted by a clear and serene Air. But to dream the Air is cloudy, dark, and troubled, denotes to the dreamer sadness, grief, sickness, melancholy, loss of goods, hindrance of business, and is in all things the reverse of dreaming what we have before mentioned of a clear and serene air. But for a man to dream that the air is very calm, and without winds and storms, denotes his life to be peaceable, and his maimers good, and that he shall be acceptable to all company; and that whatever business, journeys by land, or voyages by sea, he undertakes shall prosper and succeed according to his wishes. And yet there are some authors who are of opinion that a serene air betokens great pain, and that to dream the air is cloudy, shows dispatch of business.
To dream of being raised from the earth and flying in the air, shows a person shall obtain praise and honor, according to the height that he dreams he flies above the earth: if high? the more praise; if low, the less.... The Complete Dream Book
For a young woman to glide in a canoe across a canal, denotes a chaste life and an adoring husband.
If she crossed the canal on a bridge over clear water and gathers ferns and other greens on the banks, she will enjoy a life of ceaseless rounds of pleasure and attain to high social distinction. But if the water be turbid she will often find herself tangled in meshes of perplexity and will be the victim of nervous troubles. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To see chains, brings calumny and treacherous designs of the envious. Seeing others in chains, denotes bad fortunes for them. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
The more heads a dragon has in a dream, the greater is his danger.
If a sick person sees a dragon in his dream, it means his death.
If a pregnant woman sees herself delivering a dragon in a dream, it means that she will give birth to a child who will be chronically ill. Giving birth to a dragon in a dream also represents a child who will be a great speaker or who will be known by two different names, or that he might become a fortuneteller, a monk, an evil person, a bandit or an insolent person who will be killed later.
A dragon in a dream also connotes the stretch of time.
If one sees a dragon coming his way without causing fear, and if the dragon talks to him with clear expressions, or if the dragon gives him something, it mean glad tidings or good news.
If a giant dragon is transformed into a man or a woman in a dream, it represents an army of male or femalejinn (see alphabetically), and a marching army offemalejinns in a dream means an enemy who conceals his true purpose or-identity. Such an enemy has many heads and ways in the arts of ugly actions and evil thinking. Each head from one to seven represents an adversity of a different magnitude or an art of evildoing. Ifthe dragon in one’s dream has seven heads, it represents an enemy that cannot be equalled and whose evil designs cannot be paralleled. Ifone sees himselfowning and controlling a dragon in a dream, it means taking advantage of a person who is mentally ill. (Also see Jinn)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
For a woman this is a dark foreboding; by her wilful indiscretion she will lose her position among honorable people.
To see a dungeon lighted up, portends that you are threatened with entanglements of which your better judgment warns you. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If we take away the images and events occurring in a dream and simply look to see what feelings or emotions are evident, the dream is often more understandable than if we try to interpret the symbols. Feelings in dreams are nearly always undistoned. We therefore do not need to interpret them, simply to acknowledge them and see if we can recognise where they occur in waking life.
The images in a dream may be the way we unconsciously pictorialise our flux of feelings and the play of internal energy flows.
For instance love or sexual drive can give rise to physical movement—as in sexual intercourse. Repression of sex or love also represses such physical movements, leading to tension and conflict, which might be presented in the drama of a dream.
Example: ‘I was with my wife, walking along a street, on holiday with her. But I felt awful tension. It was the son of stress I feel when I have turned off my sexual flow—as I have at the moment’ (Brian V). Brian can easily see the connection between the dream feelings and his everyday life, although sometimes we need to practise this. But the situation could as easily be expressed as a dream image of a blocked river.
The underlying feelings would then be less easy to grasp.
Example: ‘I was in a very ancient crumbling building, confronted by a large stone door, deeply engraved with many designs and creatures. I began to open the door and felt high feelings of anxiety. I realised this was an initiation and I must calm my feelings in order to pass beyond the door, i.e. if I were controlled by my feelings I would run away’ (Derek F). How we meet the emotions in our dreams illustrates our habitual method of dealing with them.
The feelings of anxiety in Derek’s dream were met and moved beyond, but this is unusual. This is because most of us change our direction as soon as there is a hint of fear.
The amount of nicotine and alcohol human beings consume suggests how poorly we meet anxiety. Going beyond fear or pain is an initiation which opens doors for us. We might now apply for the job, ask for the date, raise the issue, express the creativity, make the journey abroad, which anxiety previously kept us from. We see this in the next example: I had a ring on my marriage finger. It was a thin band of gold. I woke up frightened’ (Angela). Angela is not married and feels anxiety about the commitment.
Dreams give us a safe area to express emotions which might be difficult or dangerous to release socially. Anger in a dream may be expressing what we failed to express in a waking encounter, or it might be our habitual response. It may also be directed against ourself. Dreams also contain many positive emotions. Sometimes they present a new aspect of feeling which is life enhancing.
A person who habitually felt at odds with her father and relatives experienced a dream in which she felt forgiveness for the first time. This was entirely new for her and led to a reconciliation with her family.
Some feeling states in a dream are subtle, and may be more evident in terms of the symbols than the feelings.
A grey drear environment suggests depression and lack of pleasure.
A sunny light environment with flowers and colour shows pleasure and good feelings.
A country landscape depicts quite a different feeling state to a smoky busy city street. We can define these for ourself using the techniques described under dream processing.
Whatever feelings or emotions we meet in our dreams, many of them are bound to be habitual responses we have to life. Where these habits are negative we can begin to change them by working with the dream images as described in the last question under dream processing. See love; hostility. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
To cross a ferry while the water is calm and clear, you will be very lucky in carrying out your plans, and fortune will crown you. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
For a woman, this dream signifies a blackened reputation.
To dream of a fiend, warns you of attacks to be made on you by false friends.
If you overcome one, you will be able to intercept the evil designs of enemies. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
For a young woman to dream of seeing fish, portends that she will have a handsome and talented lover.
To dream of catching a catfish, denotes that you will be embarrassed by evil designs of enemies, but your luck and presence of mind will tide you safely over the trouble.
To wade in water, catching fish, denotes that you will possess wealth acquired by your own ability and enterprise.
To dream of fishing, denotes energy and economy; but if you do not succeed in catching any, your efforts to obtain honors and wealth will be futile. Eating fish, denotes warm and lasting attachments.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To see your friends in idleness, you will hear of some trouble affecting them.
For a young woman to dream that she is leading an idle existence, she will fall into bad habits, and is likely to marry a shiftless man. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To dream that you are inventing something, or feel interested in some invention, denotes you will aspire to fortune and will be successful in your designs. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If it settles on one pleasing picture your future is assured or your new lover will be true.
If the picture is not pleasing and you turn it again you can expect some disappointments.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
A light in the hands of another foretells the discovery of mischief and the punishment of the offender (Old Dream Book). The symbolism is easily followed.... The Fabric of Dream
To dream you see a burning light in the hands of another, signifies that the mischief done will be discovered, and the party punished.... The Complete Dream Book
Because the unconscious produces dreams, and because dreams are imagery which give form to the otherwise abstract elements of internal human nature, there anse in some dreams shapes or patterns which depict an overall view of one s own inner condition. Carl Jung drew attention to the circle and square designs in some dreams, calling them man- dalas, and seeing them as representing the nucleus of the human identity. Although we are, in our everyday life, the magical and mysterious process of life, it is difficult for us actually to answer the question ‘Who am I?’ or ‘What am I?’ with any lasting conviction.
The mysterious essence of ourself is met in dreams as a circular or square object or design, as the sun, a flower, a square garden with a round pond in the middle, or a circle with a square or quartered design within it, a circle with a cross within, a revolving or flying cross-shaped object. Classical symbols from all nations use this theme; and we can find it in the round table of King Arthur, in the centre of which the Holy Grail appeared; the healing sand paintings of the Na- vaho Indians, the zodiac; circle dances; stone circles; the Buddhist wheel of birth and death; and so on.
The circle usually symbolises a natural wholeness, our inner life as nature has shaped it.
The square shows wholeness we have helped shape by conscious cooperation with our m- neT world. There are two main reasons why one produces this theme in one’s dreams. It occurs in children or people meeting internal or external shocks, and produces a strengthening of the vulnerable identity in meeting the vaned influences they face. It arises in people who are meeting and integrating the wider life of their being existing beyond the boundaries of their usual interests, or what they allow themselves to experience.
The contact with the self is then pan of an extending of awareness into what was dark or unknown, not only in our own unconscious, but in external life. In touching the nucleus of one’s being in this way, one becomes aware in some measure of the infinite potential of one’s life. There is often an accompanying sense of existence in eternity and the many different mansions’ or dimensions of experience one has within the eternal. See the self under archetypes; shapes. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
To see it full of mice, you will likely fall into the hands of enemies.
To set a trap, you will artfully devise means to overcome your opponents. See Mice. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To dream of soiled napkins being placed on the dining table show that you have some major marital problems that may be ‘soiling’ your home life. Beautiful, intricate, designs on the napkins show that your marriage has a beautiful, spiritual, undercurrent which makes it very strong.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
To dream of soiled napkins being placed on the dining table show that you have some major marital problems that may be ‘soiling’ your home life. Beautiful, intricate, designs on the napkins show that your marriage has a beautiful, spiritual, undercurrent which makes it very strong.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
To lose an oar, denotes vain efforts to carry out designs satisfactorily.
A broken oar represents interruption in some anticipated pleasure.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
The sailor will have a pleasant and profitable voyage.
The business man will enjoy a season of remuneration, and the young man will revel in his sweetheart’s charms.
To be far out on the ocean, and hear the waves lash the ship, forebodes disaster in business life, and quarrels and stormy periods in the household.
To be on shore and see the waves of the ocean foaming against each other, foretells your narrow escape from injury and the designs of enemies.
To dream of seeing the ocean so shallow as to allow wading, or a view of the bottom, signifies prosperity and pleasure with a commingling of sorrow and hardships.
To sail on the ocean when it is calm, is always propitious. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If the orchard is filled with ripening fruit, it denotes recompense for faithful service to those under masters, and full fruition of designs for the leaders of enterprises. Happy homes, with loyal husbands and obedient children, for wives.
If you are in an orchard and see hogs eating the fallen fruit, it is a sign that you will lose property in trying to claim what are not really your own belongings.
To gather the ripe fruit, is a happy omen of plenty to all classes. Orchards infested with blight, denotes a miserable existence, amid joy and wealth.
To be caught in brambles, while passing through an orchard, warns you of a jealous rival, or, if married, a private but large row with your partner.
If you dream of seeing a barren orchard, opportunities to rise to higher stations in life will be ignored.
If you see one robbed of its verdure by seeming winter, it denotes that you have been careless of the future in the enjoyment of the present.
To see a storm-swept orchard, brings an unwelcome guest, or duties. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To dream that you are a pirate, denotes that you will fall beneath the society of friends and former equals.
For a young woman to dream that her lover is a pirate, is a sign of his unworthiness and deceitfulness.
If she is captured by pirates, she will be induced to leave her home under false pretenses.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If a woman dreams that her husband is a publisher, she will be jealous of more than one woman of his acquaintance, and spicy scenes will ensue.
For a publisher to reject your manuscript, denotes that you will suffer disappointment at the miscarriage of cherished designs.
If he accepts it, you will rejoice in the full fruition of your hopes.
If he loses it, you will suffer evil at the hands of strangers. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If the rain descends from murky clouds, you will feel alarmed over the graveness of your undertakings.
To see and hear rain approaching, and you escape being wet, you will succeed in your plans, and your designs will mature rapidly.
To be sitting in the house and see through the window a downpour of rain, denotes that you will possess fortune, and passionate love will be requited.
To hear the patter of rain on the roof, denotes a realization of domestic bliss and joy. Fortune will come in a small way.
To dream that your house is leaking during a rain, if the water is clear, foretells that illicit pleasure will come to you rather unexpectedly; but if filthy or muddy, you may expect the reverse, and also exposure.
To find yourself regretting some duty unperformed while listening to the rain, denotes that you will seek pleasure at the expense of another’s sense of propriety and justice.
To see it rain on others, foretells that you will exclude friends from your confidence.
For a young woman to dream of getting her clothes wet and soiled while out in a rain, denotes that she will entertain some person indiscreetly, and will suffer the suspicions of friends for the unwise yielding to foolish enjoyments.
To see it raining on farm stock, foretells disappointment in business, and unpleasantness in social circles. Stormy rains are always unfortunate. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To see an empty one, foretells the absence of slander or competition.
A broken one, denotes that you will be rid of unpleasant associations.
To set one, you will be made aware of the designs of enemies, but the warning will enable you to outwit them. See Mouse-trap.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
A rosary consists of pearls or beads linked together by a thread.
The Hindu rosary has 50 beads, Buddhist rosary 108 beads, and the Muslim rosary 99 beads and in Africa some groups have a rosary made out of human teeth. Prayers and specific meditations of each religion are different and there are theological reasons for the number of beads. Rosaries may come in different colors, sizes and designs. However, the central purpose, which is to pray repetitively and to meditate, is the same across all religions that use them as a prayer tool.
If you are seeing rosary beads in your dream it suggests that prayer and meditation is needed in your daily life.
The unconscious generally provides us with helpful images that are not always difficult to understand. Thus, if you are not a prayerful person, the rosary in your dreams may be encouraging you to begin a more introspective and meditative life. Think about the rosary in your dream and try to decipher what it means to you and how you may incorporate meditation and peaceful reflection into your conscious life.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
To see others with it on their faces, warns you that you are being artfully used to further the designs of some deceitful persons.
If you see it on your hands, or clothing, you will be detected in some scheme.
If it comes off of your face, you will be humiliated before some rival, and lose your lover by assuming unnatural manners. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
For an artist to see his soul in another, foretells he will gain distinction if he applies himself to his work and leaves off sentimental ro^les.
To imagine another’s soul is in you, denotes you will derive solace and benefit from some stranger who is yet to come into your life.
For a young woman musician to dream that she sees another young woman on the stage clothed in sheer robes, and imagining it is her own soul in the other person, denotes she will be outrivaled in some great undertaking.
To dream that you are discussing the immortality of your soul, denotes you will improve opportunities which will aid you in gaining desired knowledge and pleasure of intercourse with intellectual people. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If you catch game in a trap, you will flourish in whatever vocation you may choose.
To see an empty trap, there will be misfortune in the immediate future.
An old or broken trap, denotes failure in business, and sickness in your family may follow. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To a man of commerce it portends dishonest servants, and a robbery or some sad convulsion.
To lovers it is a sign that all deceit, intrigue, base designs, on one side or the other will be exploded, and the designer will be branded with the contempt and execration so justly deserved.... Mystic Dream Book