Highest authority, esteemed one
Because of its red color, this is an alternative blood emblem.
Among Moslems, a symbol of perfect happiness, effective speech and depression’s abatement.
In ancient Greece, this represented having one’s wishes satisfied. Arabian: Take care, someone is trying to trick or deceive you.
In dream oracles, this stone warns of forthcoming misfortunes for which you should begin to prepare.... The Language of Dreams
A variety of chalcedony; Crystalline mineral; Gem; Jewelry; Precious stone; Stone) Seeing a Carnelian-red stone in a dream means dispelling poverty. At the beginning of the creation, of all stones, the Carnelianred was the first stone that testified to God’s Oneness.
If one sees himself in a dream concluding his ablution or ritual bath with the essence of a Carnelianred, it means that he owns something blessed. Such blessings will manifest in one’s work and success in his material as well as spiritual life.
A Carnelian-red stone in a dream also represents one’s progeny, good religious conduct, good character, while seeing the white variety of this stone has a stronger meaning 70 and a better attribute than the red. (Also see Aqiq canyons; Aqiqah rites)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To see a broken or ill-kept one, denotes that unfortunate speculation will depress your seemingly substantial fortune.
To see the light in one go out, foretells that sickness and distress will cloud a promising future. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
The counselor may represent your Higher Self, the subconscious, or some other type of guide who can offer you insight in this situation (see Conversation).... The Language of Dreams
Folkjoric: Hospitality. It was once believed that rubbing your body with the. juice of a dandelion would ensure your welcome anywhere.
Victorian: In the language of flowers, this blossom represents ancient oracles and messages. Review the missives you’ve received lately. They may have greater meaning than you suspected.
Male fertility. Tlie white juice of this plant was often used to represent abundant semen.
The amazing potential in simplicity. This pesky weed has a variety of uses, including salads from the leaves, coffee from the roots, and wine from the flowers!... The Language of Dreams
To dream about eating dandelions indicates that you should tend to your own fitness better or you will have to deal with the negative aspects in the future.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
A great selection of money-making ideas may be about to become available and ready to put into action.
To dream of owning a deli ensures success.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
For lovers to be delighted with the conduct of their sweethearts, denotes pleasant greetings.
To feel delight when looking on beautiful landscapes, prognosticates to the dreamer very great success and congenial associations. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To feel overjoyed or raptured in a dream also suggests diligence, a quick mind, intelligence or awareness of someone who is known to be leaden, or it could mean a sudden change in the attitude of a stingy person as he turns to spending his money with generosity.
The feeling of rapture or emotional ecstasy in a dream also means indulging in sin, becoming alcoholic, committing adultery, or it could mean love for God Almighty, turning toward Him in truth and with sincerity.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you know what item was delivered, look up the meaning of that particular thing for added significance.
For the delivery of a baby, look under “Birth”... My Dream Interpretation
Breast Feeding : If a person sees himself breast feeding or being breast fed, he will soon be imprisoned and the prison doors will be closed on him for a long time.
And Allah knows best.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If one’s eyelids have little skin, or if they are bleared, or if they develop sores in the dream, they represent difficulties, agony, anger, sickness or distress. Eyelids in a dream also represent one’s defenses and protection. They also represent one’s teacher, brothers, sisters, family, wife, children, coffer, veil, guards, confidant or trustees. Eyelids in a dream also mean something to be overlooked. Having bleared eyelids in a dream means being in love. Ifone’s eyes are interpreted to represent his wealth, then they mean protection, or paying alms tax.
If the outer edge of the eyelid turns white in a dream, it means an illness affecting one’s head, eyes or ears. (Also see Body’)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you dream of riding in a helicopter, this might mean you need to slow down and stop trying to please everyone. On the other hand, it could symbolize that you are experiencing greater self-awareness.... My Dream Interpretation
If the partner in your dream was a total stranger then the dream may be much more personal and profound. It could be telling you something about the relationship that you have with yourself by giving you clues about the nature of your unconscious.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
If you are the cheater in your dream, you may have a guilty conscious about cheating that has nothing to do with love.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If an actual lover is the one being unfaithful, then this indicates the dreamer’s insecurities over the relationship.
The partner may or may not actually be unfaithful, but either way the dreamer needs to deal with her feelings.
If an unknown figure is the one being unfaithful, then the dreamer needs to be more discriminating with regard to who she calls friend. Astrological parallel: Mars/Pluto combinations Tarot parallel: The Devil... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
A gathering of irreligious people in a dream represents one’s children in their infancy.
An irreligious person in a dream also represents a farmer who plants a seed, then when it becomes a seedling, he covers it with earth again. (Also see Disbelief)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you are pierced by a javelin, enemies will succeed in giving you trouble.
To see others carrying javelins, your interests are threatened. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If a poor person sees himself carrying a javelin in a dream, it means earnings.
If a rich man sees himself carrying a javelin in a dream, it means increase in his wealth and power, or expansion of his control. (Also see Lance; Lancet)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you are stabbed by the javelin then will your enemies discover things about you that could threaten your safety or even your freedom.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If you dream of getting hit or stabbed by a javelin, there may be some threat to your safety and freedom.... My Dream Interpretation
Seeing an injured knee: things will take a turn for the worse.
If the knee is swollen: vou don ‘t know what to do next. Seeing someone else kneeling: you have wronged someone and now feel guilty.
Depth Psychology: The knee represents erotic desires, cravings, and passion. It may also be a sign of humility or even a humble attitude (particularly if you are the one kneeling). Sometimes it represents guilt for having harmed someone.
If that is the case, make amends now. See Legs.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream that you are a model yourself, symbolizes that you will be involved in a messy love affair. Also see “Modeling Agency” below... My Dream Interpretation
The simpler it is, the more room we have for improvement; the more ornate it is, the more successful we are at using our creative energy.
2- An obelisk often represents a marker outlining a particular area such as a sacred space. It can also represent old instinctive knowledge.
3- An obelisk is often representative of a Sacred Stone, and therefore the dreamer needs to be dear regarding his spiritual beliefs.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
An obelisk is also a phallic symbol and must be interpreted in the entire dream content.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
The simpler it is, the more room we have for improvement; the more ornate it is, the more successful we are at using our creative energy.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To catch one, you will be able to overcome disappointing influences.
To kill one, denotes that you will cruelly set aside the rights of others.
To see them flying, you are threatened with changes, which will impress you with ideas of uncertainty as to good.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Rising above circumstances, or staying afloat when a sea of emotion threatens to overcome you. Despite their large, awkward size, pelicans are actually very buoyant.
Wise frugality, even during periods of apparent abundance. Pelicans do not immediately eat their catch, but save it in their bills.
Folkloric: Self-sacrifice for something you love, or a greater good.
The red streak on the pelican’s chest supposedly occurred when it opened itself to feed its starving young.... The Language of Dreams
If a young woman imagines that she is over religious, she will disgust her lover with her efforts to act ingenuous innocence and goodness.
If she is irreligious and not a transgressor, it foretells that she will have that independent frankness and kind consideration for others, which wins for women profound respect, and love from the opposite sex as well as her own; but if she is a transgressor in the eyes of religion, she will find that there are moral laws, which, if disregarded, will place her outside the pale of honest recognition. She should look well after her conduct.
If she weeps over religion, she will be disappointed in the desires of her heart.
If she is defiant, but innocent of offence, she will shoulder burdens bravely, and stand firm against deceitful admonitions.
If you are self-reproached in the midst of a religious excitement, you will find that you will be almost induced to give up your own personality to please some one whom you hold in reverent esteem.
To see religion declining in power, denotes that your life will be more in harmony with creation than formerly. Your prejudices will not be so aggressive.
To dream that a minister in a social way tells you that he has given up his work, foretells that you will be the recipient of unexpected tidings of a favorable nature, but if in a professional and warning way, it foretells that you will be overtaken in your deceitful intriguing, or other disappointments will follow. (These dreams are sometimes fulfilled literally in actual life. When this is so, they may have no symbolical meaning. Religion is thrown around men to protect them from vice, so when they propose secretly in their minds to ignore its teachings, they are likely to see a minister or some place of church worship in a dream as a warning against their contemplated action.
If they live pure and correct lives as indicated by the church, they will see little of the solemnity of the church or preachers.) ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Social control, restraint.
3. Contentment and serenity.
4. A message is being conveyed from one level of consciousness to another (note type of religion and its tenets). ... New American Dream Dictionary
To dream that you are questioning your religious beliefs, suggests that you are a deeply spiritual person.... My Dream Interpretation
At its most fundamental, the human religious sense emerges out of several factors. One is the awareness of existing amidst external and internal forces of nature which cause us to feel vulnerable and perhaps powerless. Such natural processes as illness, death, growth and decay, earthquakes, the seasons, confront us with things which are often beyond our ability to control. Considenng the information and resources of the times, one of religion’s main functions in the past was the attempted control of the ‘uncertain’ factors in human life, and help towards psychological adjustment to valine rability. Religions were the first social programmes aiding the human need for help and support towards emotional, mental, physical and social health and maturity. Even if primitive, such programmes helped groups of people to gain a common identity and live in reasonable harmony together. Like a computer program which is specific to a particular business, such programmes were specific to a particular group, and so are outdated in today’s need for greater integration with other races. Religions also offered some sort of concept of and connection with the roots of being.
Example: ‘For two nights running I have dreamt the same nightmare. I am in a chapel walking down the first flight of several flights of steps when I hear loud noises behind me. I am told to run, being warned of the soldiers who ride the cavalry horses nght down the steps, and who run you over if you are in their way.
The horses are fierce and they absolutely race down the steps at the same time every day, and you literally have to lock yourself away in a nearby room which is a long way down the chapel. I ran into the room hearing the pounding of the horses’ hooves. It was a terrible pandemonium in that chapel. In the room were school children the same age as me and some perhaps younger’ (Maria H). Maria, who is 16, in describing her dream says she had recently been confronted with whether to have a sexual relationship with her boyfriend. Religion, represented by the chapel, is Maria’s way of locking out her powerful sexual urges. Many dreams show that religion, as a set of beliefs, is used as a way of avoiding anxiety in the face of life’s uncertainties.
For many people, the rigid belief system helps them to avoid uncertainty in making decisions.
Dreams also portray and define the aspect of human experience in which we sense a kinship with all life forms. This is the side of spiritual expenence through which we find a connection with the roots of our being. While awake we might see the birth of a colt and feel the wonder of emergence and newness; the struggle to stand up and survive, the miracle of physical and sexual power which can be accepted or feared. In looking in the faces of fellow men and women we see something of what they have done in this strange and painful wonder we call life. We see whether they have been crushed by the forces confronting them; whether they have become ngid; or whether, through some common miracle, they have been able to carry into their mature years the laughter, the crying, the joy, the ability to feel pain, that are the very signs of life within the human soul. These things are sensed by us all, but seldom organised into a comprehensive view of life, and an extraction of meaning. Often it is only in our dreams, through the ability the unconscious has to draw out the significance of such widely divergent expenences, that we glimpse the unity behind phenomena which is an essential of spiritual life, i.e. we all have a life, we breathe, we have come from a mother, so share a universal experience.
Example: To quote J.B. Priestley from his book Rain Upon Godshill: ‘Just before I went to Amenca, dunng the exhausting weeks when I was busy with my Time Plays, I had such a dream, and I think it left a greater impression on my mind than any experience I had ever known before, awake or in dreams, and said more to me about this life than any book I have ever read.
The setting of the dream was quite simple, and owed something to the fact that not long before my wife had visiied the lighthouse here at St Catherine’s to do some bird ringing. I dreamt I was standing at the top of a very high tower, alone, looking down upon myriads of birds all flying in one direction; every kind of bird was there, all the birds in the world. It was a noble sight, this vast aerial river of birds. But now in some mysterious fashion the gear was changed, and time speeded up, so that I saw generations of birds, watched them break their shells, flutter into life, mate, weaken, falter and die. Wings grew only to crumble; bodies were sleek, and then, in a flash bled and shrivelled; and death struck everywhere at every second. What was the use of all this blind struggle towards life, this eager trying of wings, this hurried mating, this flight and surge, all this gigantic meaningless effort? As I stared down, seeming to see every creature’s ignoble little history almost at a glance, I felt sick at heart. It would be better if not one of them, if not one of us, had been bom, if the struggle ceased for ever. I stood on my tower, still alone, desperately unhappy. But now the gear was changed again, and the time went faster still, and it was rushing by at such a rate, that the birds could not show any movement, but were like an enormous plain sown with feathers. But along this plain, flickering through the bodies themselves, there now passed a sort of white flame, trembling, dancing, then hurrying on; and as soon as I saw it I knew that this white flame was life itself, the very quintessence of being; and then it came to me, in a rocket burst of ecstasy, that nothing mattered, nothing could ever matter, because nothing else was real but this quivering and hurrying lambency of being. Birds, men and creatures not yet shaped and coloured, all were of no account except so far as this flame of life travelled through them. It left nothing to mourn over behind it, what I had thought was tragedy was mere emptiness or a shadow show; for now all real feeling was caught and purified and danced on ecstatically with the white flame of life. I had never before felt such deep happiness as I knew at the end of my dream of the tower and the birds.’
Some Nonh American Indians developed the totem out of similar processes. In one generation a person might learn to plant a seed and eat the results. Later someone might see that through fertilisation more food was produced. Still later someone found that by irrigating, still more improvement was made. No one individual was responsible for such vital cultural information, and the collective information is bigger than any one person, yet individuals can partake of it and add to it.
The totem represented such subtle realities, as it might in a modem dream; as Christ might in today’s unconscious. That older cultures venerated their collective information, and that modem humans seem largely apathetic to it, shows how our ‘religion’ has degenerated. Yet utilising the power of the unconscious to portray the subtle influences which impinge upon us, and building the information gained into our response to life, is deeply important.
With the growth of authoritarian structures in western religion, and the dominance of the rational mind over feeling values, dreams have been pushed into the background. With this change has developed the sense that visionary dreams were something which ‘superstitious* cultural groups had in the past. Yet thoroughly modem men and women still meet Christ powerfully in dreams and visions. Christ still appears to them as a living being.
The transcendental, the collective or universal enters their life just as frequently as ever before. Sometimes it enters with insistence and power, because a too rational mind has led to an unbalance in the psyche—a balance in which the waking and rational individuality is one pole, and the feeling, connective awareness of the unconscious is the other.
Although it is tempting to think of the transcendent as ethereal or unreal, the religious in dreams is nearly always a symbol for the major processes of maturing in human life. We are the hero/ine who meets the dangers of life outside the womb, who faces growth, ageing and death.
The awe and deep emotions we unconsciously feel about such heroic deeds are depicted by religious emotion.
See angel; Christ, rebirth and Devil under archetypes; church; evil; fish, sea creatures; example in whale under fish, sea creatures; heaven, hell; sweets under food; dream as spiritual guide. See also hero/ine; mass; masturbation; old; paralysis; colours; sheep under animals. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If the religion depicted is the one you currently practice, this dream reveals your feelings toward that faith, its tenets, and your activities within that organization.
The subconscious or Higher Self expressing a need to reconnect with sacred powers and spiritual ideals.
Different religions appearing in dreams may stem from your exposure to recent articles or documentaries on the subject.
If this is the case, consider this part of the dream situational.
Each faith has a slightly different focus, which may reflect heavily on your current situation.
For example, Buddhism is highly introspective and philosophical, which might reflect too much brooding on your part, or perhaps not enough, depending on the other dream images.... The Language of Dreams
For example, if the saint was St. Christopher, then you may be on your way to taking a long journey.
If the saint was St. Jude, something wonderful and totally unexpected will happen.
If the portrait was of the Virgin Mary, someone will intercede for you in a disagreement and put it to an end.
Icons in general seem to bring a message that coming changes in your life, however stressful they may be, are beneficial and can be dealt with fairly easily.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
If spirituality is taken to be an inner truth, and religion as that which links us back to source, then it must be the case that religious imagery partly assists in that function of recognition. Using images that cannot be interpreted successfully in any other way reinforces the idea of spirituality being something separate in us. Because the images are so specific they may be startling.
2- When the individual, through deliberate or spontaneous neglect, denies himself access to the store of religious imagery in waking life, dreams will often react to this lack and try to compensate by jolting the dreamer back into an awareness of his inner spirit. In today’s society it is very easy to fasten on the hypocritical aspects of religion and to acccpt that hypocrisy. It is also easy to make the assumption that the outward forms of religion often deny the existence of a true inner reality. This rejection can be valid, since it is not until the individual accepts responsibility for his own existence that true spirituality emerges.
If spirituality the inner truth that we all hold is neglected, it will not go away: it will simply reappear in its negative and terrifying form. In waking life the closest image we have to that is the Devil (see Devil), or the more vengeful Indian gods. Our own personalised demons can be more frightening than those.
3- If we are prepared to accept that each truth will have its own personal slant, and that we must get back to the basic truth, all dreams can be interpreted from a spiritual point of view. This is especially true of religious imagery. Most interpretations have had to be stated in general terms and are given here only as guidelines. When the reader can throw away the book and say that the interpretations are not valid, then he will have taken on personal responsibility.
Angel In spiritual terms the angel symbolises pure being and freedom from earthly matters.
Angels tend to be androgynous, and arc not recognised either as male or female. There is a hierarchy of angels; 1) Angels (the realm closest to the physical), 2) Cherubim and 3) Seraphim. As more people are seeking spirituality; there are those who have become more aware of the angel form, particularly in dreams. It is vital that the dreamer is able to differentiate between the personalised aspect of the Higher Self, and the angelic form, since they arc similar but different. Dark angels are reputed to be those angelic beings who have not yet totally rejected the ego or earthly passions. When this image appears in a dream, we are being alerted to a spiritual transgression, which often has already happened. Warning angels usually symbolise what should not be clone. Buddha (also see individual entry) The figure of Buddha appearing in dreams highlights the necessity to be aware of the Qualities of Being which Buddha taught. It links us to the power of renunciation and of suffering, but in the sense that experience of suffering is valid. Ceremony/Ritual (also see individual entries) Ceremony and ritual are all part of the heightening of awareness which occurs on the path to spirituality. In dream ceremony the images are even more vivid.
Christ appearing in dreams epitomises the recognition of the ability to reconcile the physical and the spiritual, God and Man. He personifies Perfect Man, a state to which we all aspire. Appearing on the cross he signifies redemption through suffering. We do not need to be crucified physically to suffer.
The ideal Christ is that part of ourselves which is prepared to take on our portion of the sufferings in the world by- working within the world.
The anarchic Christ is the part of us whose love and lust for life permit us to break through all known barriers.
The Cosmic Christ is the part that is prepared to take on Cosmic Responsibility that is, to be connected with the Universal Truth. While these aspects have been spoken of in Christian terms, obviously they- are also present in all religious figures. Church, chapel, temple (also see Church Buildings) We all are aware of our need for sanctuary from the batterings of the everyday world. Within the church we / are free to form a relationship with our own personal God. In dreams we may also have the realisation that our body is our temple. Church or Religious Music These sounds, dedicated to the perception of God that one has. are sacred sounds and are a way of expanding the spirit. Crucifixion images in a dream link with the human being’s need to sacrifice himself through passion and through pain. Devil (also see individual entry) In dreams the Devil represents temptation. This often arises from the repressed sexual drives which demand attention. It may also signify the Shadow (see Introduction). Ghosts (also see individual entry) Independent forces within, which arc separate from the individual’s will. It will depend on the dreamer’s belief as to whether lie accepts the appearance of ghosts as psychological or spiritual apparitions. Gods/Goddesses (also see individual entries) We are each given the opportunity to make real our fullest potential. In doing so, we must undertake an exploration and possibly a confrontation of our perception of gods and goddesses.
Hell is a state of being where nothing is ever as it seems and could be thought of as continually existing in a state of negative illusion. Reputedly it is a state of Spiritual Agony where one’s worst dreams are fulfilled. Heaven is a state of being where the energy is of such a high frequency that there is no suffering. In dreams it appears when the individual is transmuting his awareness into dimensions other than the physical. It is reputedly a placc where bliss exists. It is also known as Nirvana and Samadhi. Holy Communion The belief that Christ’s body was transmuted into heavenly food symbolised by the Last Supper appears in dreams as the intake of spiritual food. Holy Communion represents a sacred sharing. Icon (also see individual entry) An icon is a representation of a religious figure or concept. It can, through usage, become revered as a holy object in its own right. Incense (also see individual entry) Incense is an offering to the gods and a physical form of prayer through perfume and smoke. Initiation takes place when some barrier is transcended to enable us to have access to other ways of being.
Mary, the Mother of God/Virgin Mother flic symbolism of Mary, both as the maiden and as the mother, is a potent one. She epitomises all that is woman, and all that is holy Moses often appears in dreams as the holy figure who will lead us out of difficulty.
Old and New Testaments or all religious books A resource and a repository for knowledge is available in dream imagary this will often appear as books. Priest/Prophet A conflict between the present and the future.
A Religious Service is the act of worship which is used to bring people together. It is recognised in dreams, perhaps as an act of integration of the whole self, and as an illustration that the whole is greater than the parts. Third Eye This is the developed clairvoyant perceptiveness that comes with spiritual development. It is the Third Eye of Buddha and symbolises unity and balance. In no case does it represent a physical quality, though it is thought to link with the pineal gland.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The shore is sometimes the image of the outside reality, while water represents the emotional reality. What condition is the shoreline in? Reaching a new shore often represents new insights.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If you can’t see ahead of you while you are snorkeling, you will suffer anxiety from an unsatisfying friendship.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream of traveling through rough unknown places, portends dangerous enemies, and perhaps sickness. Over bare or rocky steeps, signifies apparent gain, but loss and disappointment will swiftly follow.
If the hills or mountains are fertile and green, you will be eminently prosperous and happy.
To dream you travel alone in a car, denotes you may possibly make an eventful journey, and affairs will be worrying.
To travel in a crowded car, foretells fortunate adventures, and new and entertaining companions. See Journey. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
For them to dream of traveling, in whatever form, is a natural progression of life; advancement, goals attained, new friends, and situations.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
To dream that you are traveling through an unknown area represents your rivals who are lurking around you.
To dream that you are traveling in a car filled with people suggests that you will make new and fun friends and have many exciting adventures.
To dream that you are traveling in a car by yourself signifies troubling matters ahead for you. Also see “Time Travel.”... My Dream Interpretation
If the zeppelin is crashing: beware, your livelihood is in danger! See Blimp, Flying.
Depth Psychology: Transforming sexual needs into spiritual energy increases creativity and allows you to rise above everyday monotony and achieve something special.... Dreamers Dictionary