Displacement of aggression from a threaten­ing target to a less threatening one is a common human and animal practice.

If we are angry at our partner we may kick the cat or nag at the children instead of confronting the real target. Freud stated that in dreams we express what we usually censor, or would be censored socially, in terms of behaviour or sexuality, but often in a displaced way. What appears to be most important and full of emotion in the dream may, accord­ing to this statement, be really of least significance.



Displacement | The Dream Meanings

Keywords of this dream: Displacement

The Language of Dreams

An alternative type of forced desertion or judgment dream.

Ridding yourself of an unwanted or undesirable characteristic, situation, or person.

Feelings of loneliness, displacement, or fatality that stem from others’ disapproval of your lifestyle or ideas.... The Language of Dreams

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of riding in a chariot, foretells that favorable opportunities will present themselves resulting in your good if rightly used by you.

To fall or see others fall from one, denotes displacement from high positions. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: ‘She continues to attack him and, to my horror and feeling of helplessness, his head comes off. But the neck is made of some son of material with a string hanging off it, and I realise it is a doll’s head* (Mr RH). Many ‘doll’ dreams are, as the example, using the doll as a target for violence. This may refer to how the dreamer felt as a child when smacked or attacked emotionally—like a helpless doll. Also, in general, childhood states of feeling about ourself, a means of displacement for anger or feelings the dreamer would like to discharge on another, a feeling of wanting to be a precious ‘doll’ to someone, wanting to be loved. See also toy. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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To dream of a donkey braying in your face, denotes that you are about to be publicly insulted by a lewd and unscrupulous person.

To hear the distant braying filling space with melancholy, you will receive wealth and release from unpleasant bonds by the death of some person close to you.

If you see yourself riding on a donkey, you will visit foreign lands and make many explorations into places difficult of passage.

To see others riding donkeys, denotes a meagre inheritance for them and a toiling life.

To dream of seeing many of the old patriarchs traveling on donkeys, shows that the influence of Christians will be thrown against you in your selfish wantonness, causing you to ponder over the rights and duties of man to man.

To drive a donkey, signifies that all your energies and pluck will be brought into play against a desperate effort on the part of enemies to overthrow you.

If you are in love, evil women will cause you trouble.

If you are kicked by this little animal, it shows that you are carrying on illicit connections, from which you will suffer much anxiety from fear of betrayal.

If you lead one by a halter, you will be master of every situation, and lead women into your way of seeing things by flattery.

To see children riding and driving donkeys, signifies health and obedience for them.

To fall or be thrown from one, denotes ill luck and disappointment in secular affairs. Lovers will quarrel and separate.

To see one dead, denotes satiated appetites, resulting from licentious excesses.

To dream of drinking the milk of a donkey, denotes that whimsical desires will be gratified, even to the displacement of important duties.

If you see in your dreams a strange donkey among your stock, or on your premises, you will inherit some valuable effects.

To dream of coming into the possession of a donkey by present, or buying, you will attain to enviable heights in the business or social world, and if single, will contract a congenial marriage.

To dream of a white donkey, denotes an assured and lasting fortune, which will enable you to pursue the pleasures or studies that lie nearest your heart.

For a woman, it signals entrance into that society for which she has long entertained the most ardent desire. Woman has in her composition those qualities, docility and stubbornness, which tallies with the same qualities in the donkey; both being supplied from the same storehouse, mother Nature; and consequently, they would naturally maintain an affinity, and the ugliest phase of the donkey in her dreams are nothing but woman’s nature being sounded for her warning, or _vice versa_ when pleasure is just before her. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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To dream of seeing wild ducks on a clear stream of water, signifies fortunate journeys, perhaps across the sea. White ducks around a farm, indicate thrift and a fine harvest.

To hunt ducks, denotes displacement in employment in the carrying out of plans.

To see them shot, signifies that enemies are meddling with your private affairs.

To see them flying, foretells a brighter future for you. It also denotes marriage, and children in the new home. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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To dream of a fork, denotes that enemies are working for your displacement.

For a woman, this dream denotes unhappy domestic relations, and separation for lovers. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

When Freud, as a qualified doctor and neurologist, became interested in psychology, it was still a branch of philosophy. He gave to it a geography of the human mind, showed the influence the unconscious has upon waking personality, and brought dreams to the attention of the scientific community. His book The Interpretation of Dreams was a turning point in bringing concepts on dreaming from a primitive level to alignment with modem thought. With enormous courage, and against much opposition, he showed the place sexuality has in the development of con­scious self awareness. Freud defined dreams as being:

1- Thoughts in pictures’—a process of thinking while asleep.

2-‘Ego alien’. They have a life and will which often appears to be other than our conscious will. This led older cultures to believe that dreams were sent by spirits or God.

3-‘Hallucinatory’. We believe the reality of the dream while in it.

4-‘Drama’. Dreams are not random images. They are ‘stage managed’ into very definite, sometimes recurring, themes and plots.

5-‘Moral standards’. Dreams have very different moral stan­dards than our waking personality.

6-‘Association of ideas’. In dreaming we have access to in­fant or other memories or experience we would find very difficult to recall while awake.

Freud originally said that one of the main functions of a dream was wish fulfilment, and an expression of the ‘primary process of human thinking’ unaffected by space, time and logic. Later, in considering recurring dreams which re-enact a recent traumatic incident, he agreed that dreams were not only an expression of the ‘pleasure principle’. W.H.R. Rivers, studying dreams connected with war neuroses, saw such dreams as attempts to resolve current emotional problems.

Although there is still controversy regarding whether there can be a valid ‘dream dictionary’, Freud himself saw dream symbols as having consistent meaning so frequently that one could attribute an interpretation to them independently of the dreamer’s associations. See abreaction; Adler, Alfred; birds; dream analysis; displacement; door; Fromm, Erich; halluci­nations and hallucinogens; hypnosis and dreams; Jung, Carl; lucidity; plot of dreams; wordplay and puns; secret of universe dreams; dream as therapist; unconscious. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of attending a picnic, foreshadows success and real enjoyment. Dreams of picnics, bring undivided happiness to the young. Storms, or any interfering elements at a picnic, implies the temporary displacement of assured profit and pleasure in love or business. See Kindred Words.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: In more mundane terms only those who have been refugees themselves can know what it truly feels like, so any dream of being a refugee is going to be a dramatization of our circumstances. We need to identify the feeling and deal with it. Being in a refugee camp in dreams will highlight our feelings of displacement.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Sex

1- Sadism often arises because of anger still held but suppressed from childhood hurts. It is the wish to hurt or provoke a reaction often in someone we love. In waking life most of us are not capable of being sadistic, but in dreams we can do what we like, so sadism becomes acceptable.

2- It will obviously depend on whether we are being sadistic or if someone is being sadistic towards us as to the interpretation. We know that in dreams other people can represent parts of ourselves, so we need to consider whether we are causing ourselves harm deliberately or inadvertently.

We may feel that we wish to punish ourselves for some supposed misdemeanour and, as a displacement activity, we dream of sadistic behaviour.

The very fact that it is sadistic may also mean that it is masochistic - that is, self-involved.

3- Punishment can be the other side of compassion if we do not have the correct motivation: ‘It’s for your own good’.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: It will obviously depend on whether we are being sadistic or if someone is being sadistic towards us as to the interpretation. We know that in dreams other people can represent parts of ourselves, so we need to consider whether we are causing ourselves harm deliberately or inadvertently. We may feel that we wish to punish ourselves for some supposed misdemeanour and, as a displacement activity, we dream of sadistic behaviour.

The very fact that it is sadistic may also mean that it is masochistic – that is, self-involved.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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