The meaning of ghosts in dream | Dream Interpretation
Memories, experiences, emotions and patterns from the past, which haunt the dreamer. It may represent attitudes or patterns of behavior which were once alive, but now suppressed.
To see another person as a ghost or spirit relates to the dreamer’s reaction and thoughts about that person’s influence on the dreamer. Some believe that the ghosts in their dreams are real representations of the dead. This is an unlikely explanation of this dream. More likely the ghost is representing a part of you that is unclear and that you do not understand. At times, ghosts represent those things that unattainable or fleeting. Demonic type of ghost images may represent your negative tendencies, unpleasant parts of personality or your “shadow.” Old superstition based dream interpretations say that dreaming of friendly ghosts is a lucky omen, and that you should be receiving unexpected good luck. On the other hand, if you were very frightened by the ghost in your dream, then others will try to impose their will on you and you must be vigilant in order to stand up to it.
The ghost in your dream represents a part of yourself that is unclear to you, and that you do not understand. At times, ghosts represent those things that we can no longer obtain and that are fleeting. Traditionally, dreaming of friendly ghosts is a lucky omen, and that you should be receiving unexpected good luck. On the other hand if you were very frightened by the ghost in your dream, then others will try to impose their will on you and you must be vigilant in order to stand up to it.
One feels burned out, with no interests (depression, as in Abyss and Murder). Insults, disappointments, Illness, and the Death of a loved one can create such dreams. Guilt, blame, and atonement for transgressions (Ash Wednesday, the mark on the forehead). Glowing ashes point to self-reflection and purification.
According to C. G. Jung, ashes were in the olden days seen as protection from demons, particularly against the ghosts of death. In addition, ashes are the product of cremation.
The physical shell must be completely destroyed before the soul can become free.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Alternative type of cage dream.
Rattling: Ghosts of a figurative nature. What are you trying to hide or avoid?
Security. Chains can be protective, keeping safe something or someone you perceive as being in peril.
Restrictive relationships (e.g., “the old ball ‘n’ chain”).... The Language of Dreams
A symbol of wholeness, a magic defense against danger: whatever takes place within the circle has special meaning. Ghosts and demons always move in a straight line, meaning that the circle and everything that is round provides protection.
The saying is that the devil sits in the corners and cant stay in round places. Circles and everything round always means wholeness.
In ancient Greece, the circle symbolized immortality with no beginning or end, as in Ring. In alchemy, the stone of wisdom (lapis) is always depicted as being round.
According to Jung, the circle (archetype of the man- dala) is pointing out that you are on the path of being initiated into yourself. Jung considered the circle to be the primary vision, the oldest symbol of mankind, and also the wheel of the sun.
In a few rare cases, the circle also has negative meaning: the endlessness of the circle can indicate monotony and constant repetition. Freud properly characterized neurosis as a need to perform a certain behavior again and again. This going-around-in-circles may be addressed here and he a hint that the “vicious circle” must he broken for the sake of happiness.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The following are some colors and their associations: Black-Shadow, fear, unintegrated energy, power, lack of understanding, secrecy, death, transition, transformation, sexuality. Blue-Ocean, water, melancholy, calm. Brown-Earth, elimination, grounding, dullness, excrement. Gold-Royalty, significance, wealth, and being number ‘one’. Grey-Dull, bland, indecision. Green-Nature, health, healing, potential for growth, Indigo-Higher consciousness, intuition, awareness, being religious, spirituality. Orange-Creativity, power, connection with the sun, bright, energized. Pink-Girlishness, femininity, friendliness, softness. Red-Love, passion, sexuality, stop, blood, fear, intense emotion, fertility, richness; red carpet-prestige, royalty, honor. Silver-Higher power, good luck, award. Violet-Spirituality, higher self. White-Innocence, spirituality, purity, heroic, having a peaceful intent, surrender, ghosts. Yellow-Personal power, sun energy, -esteem, empowerment.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The place where fear and temptation and ghosts reside. See T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land. Withdrawal and asceticism. Symbol of the peak experiences that will lead toward self-realization. But the dreamer has to get all the insights and power from himself; there are no teachers.
An illustration of the new and unknown.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If these images appear continually and are frightening, seek professional advice.
The task connected with these dream images is often to find a better understanding and a more creative use of your intellectual powers.
According to Freud, they appear most often as women (in a white nightgown).
Folklore: Times of troubles are ahead.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Depth Psychology: The ghost in a dream may sometimes warn us about our fantasies. It may also indicate that spiritual/emotional development is in progress, though we are unaware of it.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you were frightened by the ghost or it spoke to you, this is a warning that some powerful pressure will be put on you to join in a scheme or activity which is against your principles. Resist the temptation with all your strength, and if necessary get help from a trusted friend or adviser.
If you dreamed of being a ghost, this symbolizes a feeling of disconnection from life and society. This dream may be a calling for you to move on and abandon your outdated modes of thinking and behavior, and make a positive change in attitude.... My Dream Interpretation
Since meteorites often supply one of the few sources of pure iron, this is sometimes called the sky stone and can herald a reconnection with more “cosmic” awareness.
Everyday life, and how effectively you use the simple tools you have available. In ancient times, iron was rarely used magically or religiously. People believed the metal would hinder metaphysical energy. Instead, iron became a favored metal in hand tools.
Because of its metaphysical neutrality, iron did find its way into amulets and talismans to protect people against fairies, jinni, ghosts, and dragons (China). Consequently, dreaming of it may portend a visitation from or the need to safeguard oneself from the Devic realms.
Roman: Strength and health. Athletes carried iron for endurance, and if worn as a ring or bracelet, they believed it could draw out maladies (see Jewelry).
Have you been daydreaming a lot, or are your goals too lofty? Iron reminds us to keep at least one foot in reality.... The Language of Dreams
What did you dream of last night?
What did you see and whathappened in those dreams?
Convert your dreams into Lucky Numbers to take on this weeks draws, they could help you get lucky!
1. King, Human blood, White man, Left eye
2. Monkey, Native, A Spirit Chief, Copper, Money, Jockey
3. Sea Water, Accident Frog, Sailor, Sex
4. Dead man, Turkey, Small fortune, Bed
5. Tiger, Fight, Strong man
6. Ox Blood, Gentleman, Milk
7. Lion, ‘Thief, Big stick, Chickens
8. Pig, Drunken man, Loafer Fat man, Chinese king
9. Moon, Baby, Hole, Owl, Devil, Pumpkin, Anything round
10. Eggs, Train, Boat Grave, Anything oval
11. Carriage, Wood, Tree, Furniture, Bicycle, Flowers
12. Dead woman, Ducks, Small fire, Chinese Queen
13. Big fish, Ghosts, Spirits
14. Old woman, Fox, Detective, Nurse, Native woman
15. Bad woman, Prostitute, Canary, White horse, Small knife
16. Small house, Coffin, Pigeon, Young woman, Paper money, Letter
17. Diamond woman, Queen. Pearls, Diamond, Stars, White woman;
18. Silver money, Servant girl, Right eye, Butterfly, Hook, Rain
19. Little girl, Smoke, Bread, Big bird, Left hand
20. Cat Sky, Handkerchief, Body, Music, Minister, Naked woman
21. Old man, Stranger, Fisherman, Elephant, Knife, Nose, Teeth
22. Rats, Motor car Big ship, Left foot, Shoes
23. Horse, Doctor, Head, Hair, Crown
24. Mouth, Wild cat, Vixen, Lioness, Hole, Purse
25. Big house, Church, Boxer, Hospital
26. Bees, Crown, Bad man, Bush, General, Funeral, Madman
27. Dog, Policeman, Newborn baby, Medicine, Sad news 28 Sardines, Small fish, Thief, Right foot Surprise, Small child
29. Small water, Coffin, Rain, Tears, Big knife, Right hand
30. Fowl, Graveyard, Sun, Throat, Indian, Forest
31. Big fire, Bishop, Big spirit Feathers, Fight Woman
32. Gold money, Dirty woman, Snake
33. Lithe boy, Spider
34. Meat, Human dung, Anything dirty, Cripple, Tramp
35. Clothes, Sheep, Big hole, Big grave
36. Shrimp, Stick, Admiral, Cigars, Gum
37. Arrow, Lawyer, Treasure, Cooking, Stream
38. Crocodile, Balloons, Sjhambok, Fireworks, Stadium
39. Sangoma, Soccer team, Tattoos, Bloodshed, Teacher
40. Birth, Clock, Snail, Dwarf, River Traditional healer
41. Cattle, Planets, Cave, Desert, Monster.
42. Tornado, Spear Umbrella, Camel, Door
43. Army, Thunder Astronaut Rabbit Turtle
44. Shark, Stud farm, Body builder, Injury, Mud
45. Football, Computers, Jewellery, Wrestler, Storm
46. Ambulance, Beard, Sea sand, Scissors, Key
47. Stallion, Kite, TV, Lightening, Carnival, Hut
48. Clown, Rainbow, Nightmare, Whale, Wealth
49. Shebeen. Circus, Chocolate, Space ship
The “small” or unimportant things can also mean those that are invisible.
Mice are often “signs of death” (Death is meant in the sense of completion). They are symbols of nagging thoughts and a nagging conscience. When they become a plague, they are a bad omen. In Goethe’s Faust, mice appear in the form of ghosts that nibble at the Pentagram that is supposed to ban the devil. Gray and black mice in a dream point to bad luck.
The gray and the black mouse may also be a symbol of the shadow, since gray and black are shadow colors.
The positive meaning of this symbol lies in the fact that parents sometimes call their children “little mouse.” It is also the language of lovers who use such endearments.”
According to Mohammed, the mouse represents the “little sinner,” the adulteress. When Faust dances with a witch, a mouse jumps out of her mouth. White mice are believed to be the souls of children and of the poor, and also fever demons.
According to Jung, the mouse is the animal of the soul, the image of a difficult-to-understand reality, the relationship of the dreamer to sexuality, fertility, and the devil or witch.
Folklore: Always has an erotic meaning.
The mouse is the penis escaping into the hole.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If you are the puppet, you see yourself as without a soul, as only a pretty plaything.
Until the late Middle Ages, the puppet was considered a defense against evil ghosts or as possessing magical powers. Such beliefs are still mirrored in the practice of having mascots.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
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
A symbol of the dark feminine and deception, it also represents wisdom and cunning. Almost every woman dreams about serpents at least once in her life, which could mean fear of a rival or of the male gender.
The serpent stands for physical drives.
If something is not right in that area, snake dreams appear.
The image of the serpent may also refer to the “water of life,” since it comes from inside the earth where the healing springs originate.
The Caduceus, the staff of Aesculapius, a symbol of the healing arts, shows two serpents winding around it. In the sacred temple of Aesculapius, serpents crawled on the floor of the sleeping halls. They were said to induce healing dreams.
According to 2nd century dream interpreter Arte- midorus, dreaming about serpents indicates healing and the return to vitality. It is also a symbol of immortality (shedding of the skin—rebirth).
The “Midgard-serpent” and the “Ferris wolf’ in Norse mythology threaten the gods as the world comes to an end.
The serpent is also the symbol for secret wisdom and the revelation of the hidden. Snakes are quick, attracted by fire and the birth of energy.
A snake steals from Gilgamesh (hero of the Sumerian epic) the herb of immortality, while he is taking a bath in a pond. In Greece, Gaia, the goddess of the earth, produces two half-serpents called Titans, who do battle with Zeus.
For the Gnostics of late antiquity, the serpent symbolized the dark, deep, and unfathomable side of God.
The serpent is also a symbol of Kundalini (the yogic life force). In ancient Greece, serpents were even honored publicly, because they were believed to be ghosts of the dead.
Snakes appear suddenly, out of the unknown, creating fear. It is impossible to have a meaningful communication with them; they are secretive and fear-inducing, as is the unconscious. Their poison is sin, their wisdom transformation and deliverance. According to Early Christian imagination, when a snake was attacked, it would only protect its head.
According to Freud, a phallic symbol. According to Jung, the image of the snake means that something important is taking place in our unconscious; it may be dangerous or healing. See Eel.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The suggestion here is to “let go.”
From time immemorial, the toilet has been seen as a dark and scary place—in dreams, all places connected to natural functions are demonized. It is the place of forbidden sexuality—self-gratification and homosexuality—a place full of danger and frightening activities. It is a place where ghosts and devils do their bad deeds, and the reason why toilets in the past were always outside. It is a place of taboos, of secrets and forbidden things, a place where budding sexuality and puberty fantasies run amuck.
This dream image also expresses the finality of nature. On one hand, it addresses everything that is transitory and points out that everything material will pass on and has no value. On the other hand, it addresses the meaning of accomplishment, completion. It is, again, an example of the alchemistic idea that gold can be made out of feces. In one sense, the toilet is the place where products are transformed. Such dream images almost always point to a necessary change: you must let go of something, while, at the same time, you must produce something positive. In Norse fables, King Olaf warns his guests not to go to the toilet alone during the night, because they might end up in a dangerous adventure with the Devil.
The toilet has also been considered the place of ghosts.
According to Jung, it is the place of the highest creativity.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Passion: This flower is astrologically ruled by Venus.
In the Vctorian language of flowers, this represents enchantment or being charmed, for boon or bane.
The color of this flower directly relates to the spiritual condition. So, how does the flower appear? Is it healthy, wilted, uprooted, surrounded by weeds}
Among the ancient Greeks, violets represented undisturbed rest and safety from ghosts.... The Language of Dreams
A desire to go through life undefiled.
The color white in a dream points to purity—the dreamer is either living a pure life or is longing for it. One is seeking cleansing, and probably is already cleansed in a certain sense, simply by having a dream about the color white. But it could also suggest exaggerated cleanliness, an addiction to washing and cleaning, etc.
On the other hand, white can also be an expression of fear, such as the white whale in Moby Dick and the great white shark. Here the reference is to a blinding white color. Ghosts, like those appearing as mice during delusional episodes (delirium tremens), are always white.
The archetype of the wise man is usually clad in white (the guru, and also the physician). White is also the fundamental symbol for the animus; it addresses the male intellect and also male aggression (when white is experienced as blinding and gleaming).
The union of Red and white is that of contradiction: it is the symbol of the mystical marriage and Tantric sexuality (white semen and red menstrual blood). Here is where innocence meets the physical body and where heaven meets hell. Red and white are the colors of alchemy as well as the colors in the coats-of-arms of England and Switzerland.
Mabinogion, the ancient Welsh epic poem, refers to the white dogs of the underworld, except they have red noses and red eyes.
According to Freud, white always points to the feminine.... Little Giant Encyclopedia