To have a sense of personal existence distinct from others may be unique to human beings, and in large measure due to the learning of language. Jung and Neumann’s studies of the historical development of identity suggest, in an evolutionary sense, that having an T is still a very newly acquired function. This makes it vulnerable. It is also noticeably something which develops during childhood and reaches different levels of maturity during adulthood. Al­though it is our central experience, it remains an enigma—a will o’ the wisp, which loses itself in dreams and sleep, yet is so dominant and sure in waking.

In dreams, our sense of self—our ego, personality or iden­tity—is depicted by our own body, or sometimes simply by the sense of our own existence as an observer. In most dreams our T goes through a series of experiences, just as we do in waking life, seeing things through our physical eyes, touching with our hands, and so on. But occasionally we watch our own body and other people as if from a detached point of bodiless awareness.

If we accept that dreams portray in im­ages our conception of self, then dreams suggest that our identity largely depends upon having a body, its gender, health, quality, the social position we are bom into, and our relationship with others. In fact we know that if a person loses their legs, becomes paralysed, loses childbearing ability or is made redundant, they face an identity crisis. But the bodiless experience of self shows the human possibility of sensing self as having separate existence from the biological processes, one’s state of health and social standing. In its most naked form, the T may be simply a sense of its own existence, without body awareness.

Dreams also show our sense of self, either in the body or naked of it, as surrounded by a community of beings and objects separate from the dreamer, and frequently with a will of their own.

If we place the dreamer in the centre of a circle and put all their dream characters, animals and objects around them; and if we transformed these objects and beings into the things they depicted, such as sexuality, thinking, will emotions, intuition, social pressure, etc., we would see what a diverse mass of influences the ego stands in the middle of. It also becomes obvious that our T sees these things as outside itself in nearly all dreams. Even its own internal urges to love or make love may be shown as external creatures with which it has a multitude of ways to relate.

If we take the word psyche to mean our sense of self, then in our dreams we often see our psyche at war with the sources of its own existence, and trying to find its way through a most extraordinary adventure—the adventure of consciousness. One of the functions of dreams can therefore be thought to be that of aiding the survival of the psyche in facing the multitude of influences in life—and even in death.

See Individuation; dreamer.



Keywords of this dream: Identity

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of certain brands/brand names indicates your needs and desires.

If the brands in your dream were luxury or designer ones, they could represent your hidden attempt to buy the attention of others. This dream can also suggest you are feeling envious of something in your waking life.... My Dream Interpretation

Islamic Dream Interpretation

In a dream, clapping hands represents pagan customs.

If one hears hands clapping, or if he claps his hands in a dream, it may indicate an illness or it could represent a vacant house or a ghost town.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(See Conformance)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Revealed to prepare one to meet or delete the demanding situation... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To go on errands in your dreams, means congenial associations and mutual agreement in the home circle.

For a young woman to send some person on an errand, denotes she will lose her lover by her indifference to meet his wishes. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Willingness to help others.

2. If the dreamer is running the errands, a good marriage. ... New American Dream Dictionary

The Complete Dream Book

A maid who sends someone on an errand in a dream may regard this as an omen that through her indifference she will lose her lover.... The Complete Dream Book

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams about running errands, either those you’ve completed or those you actually need to do, reflect that you are processing the data of the day. This dream reflects your desire to get it all in, to catch up, and keep your head above water. See Processing Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are running errands signifies happiness and understanding from your family.

If you dream about sending someone on an errand, it is a warning not to neglect someone you love, or you will surely lose them.... My Dream Interpretation

The Complete Dream Book

To dream you hold firebrands and torches by night is good, especially to young folk.

To whom it often signifieth love with pleasure and effect. But to see another hold a firebrand, is ill to those that would be secret.... The Complete Dream Book

Christian Dream Symbols

Symbolic of inaction or sluggishness, Prov. 6:10... Christian Dream Symbols

The Fabric of Dream

A dream of triumph (Gypsy). ... The Fabric of Dream

New American Dream Dictionary

Get a better view of something. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream that your hands are covered with hair like that of a beast, signifies you will intrigue against innocent people, and will find that you have alert enemies who are working to forestall your designs. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Encyclopedia of Dreams

If you see yourself with hairy hands this denotes that you will bear false witness against someone who is guiltless.

The longer the hair the worse the lie.

To see the hair fading away shows there are those who will block you from harming this person.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

We express ourselves with our hands, and appropriate reading of body language is a valuable source of information. Likewise, in the dream state the hands may reveal information about emotions, intentions, and overt behaviors.

For example, if in you dream you see clenched fists you may have much repressed anger. Sometimes extended hands suggest a need to develop close friendships.

If the hands in your dreams are stroking you, may be feeling sexy.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

If you dream your fists are clenched, you may have a lot of repressed anger. Extended hands indicate that you are need and willing to develop close friendships.

If the hands in your dreams are stroking, you may be feeling sexy.

If you dream you see blood on your hands this denotes you will feel guilty if you do not aid a person for whom you could help better their life.

If you have an injury to your hand it shows that someone else will garner the rewards that are rightfully yours. Large hands show that you will go far in life towards achieving your goals.

If you see a detached hand then you are destined for a solitary life if you do not change your ways.

If you dream your hands are tied you will have difficulty in completing something that you have begun.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Attention to the hands in a dream may comment that help is on the way.

The nght hand represents giving and the left receiving.

A cutoff hand may mcnticn the inability to give or receive, or to work.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

The Complete Dream Book

If a woman admires her own hands tn a dream, it is an omen that she will win the love of the man she admires more than any other.

Admiration of another’s hands mean that a woman will be subject to jealousy of the man she loves.

If she dreams of having a man hold her hands she should regard it as a warning against indiscretions.

If she allows a man to kiss her hands she will be gossiped about by those she considered her friends.... The Complete Dream Book

The Complete Dream Book

If the hands are clean, weil-kept and capable looking, the augury is of happiness and easy living.

It is good luck to dream of shaking hands, especially with someone of a higher station in life. Holding hands with one of the opposite sex foretells financial stability.... The Complete Dream Book

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The hands are one of the most expressive parts of the body and signify power and creativity.

The right hand is the ‘power’ hand, while the left is passive and receptive. Sometimes in dreams the left hand can represent cheating.

If the hands are contrasted with each other and / or have a different object in each, it indicates there may be some conflict in us between our beliefs and feelings.

A hand on the breast signifies submission. Clasped hands indicate union or friendship, while clenched hands suggest a threat. Folded hands suggest deep repose or a state of rest.

The hands covering the eyes generally represent shame or horror, while hands crossed at the wrists suggest that we are being bound, perhaps by our own actions.

The open hand represents justice whilst the laying on of hands signifies healing and blessing, particularly if the hand is placed on the neck. Hands placed together give an indication of defencelessness; if they are placed in someone else’s it suggests a pledge of service or commitment. When the hands are raised this can indicate either adoration, prayer or surrender; if the palms are turned outwards a blessing is being given; when they are raised to the head we should give a great deal of thought and care to our current situation. Washing the hands suggests innocenceor rejection of guilt, while wringing the hands signifies grief.

A huge hand, particularly from the sky, suggests that we have been ‘specially chosen’.

For this reason, advertising that contains such an image has a profound effect.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psycho Dream Interpretation

Beautiful hands promise great distinction to dreamer.

A hand detached from the body, misunderstandings with your own people. Hairy hands, sordid imaginings. Hands that are soiled or blood-stained, envy, jealousy. Holding hands, emotional strain. Hands that are tied, too much restraint.... Psycho Dream Interpretation

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(See Clapping hands)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(See Saw)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Completion and renewal, beginnings and endings— often in relationships, sometimes in situations.

2. Having a good reputation, a high social position. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Shaking hands with someone in a dream means signing an agreement, receiving benefits, a pledge of allegiance, honoring one’s promise, making a commitment, good intention, signing a contract, or cherishing a friendship. Shaking hands with someone then embracing him in a dream means glad tidings, good news, good words to which one’s reply will be the same, or it could represent a knowledge he teaches to others. (Also see Greetings)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Traditionally a handshake symbolizes a welcome into heaven and a farewell to earthly existence. Our spiritual journey contains many welcomes and goodbyes, and today the handshake symbolizes the transitions we make. Equally the handshake can suggest the touch of healers and is also a sign of good faith.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: A handshake is a mark of appreciation and of acknowledgement. In dreams it suggests that an emotional bond has been forged, which cannot easily be broken.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Agreements are often sealed by a handshake, the idea being that we are not going to attack our opposite number if we have shaken hands. In dreams, shaking hands will represent at least a partial bond with the other person since, from the times of chivalry, we remove our gloves in order to do so.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: If the sleeves of the two hands are masculine and feminine in the dream, or the hands are bound by cords, the handshake may symbolize matrimony, the latter by pagan rites. You might like to consult the entries for bonds, cord, gloves and wedding / wedding dress / wedding ring for further information.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

My Dream Interpretation

Shaking hands in a dream is a sign of reconciliation or renewed friendship.... My Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To see yourself handsome-looking in your dreams, you will prove yourself an ingenious flatterer.

To see others appearing handsome, denotes that you will enjoy the confidence of fast people. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

At it’s best; pleasing... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of someone who is handsome represents attraction, appeal and that you are receiving an intuitive “yes” to move forward toward the person or situation. This dream is also reflecting that you are connecting with your own inner beauty.

If you see it, you be it.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(See Elegance)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Christian Dream Symbols

This is a symbol of God’s faithfulness, protection, and love, Ps. 37:24. Holding hands with someone in a dream means being in agreement with them... Christian Dream Symbols

My Dream Interpretation

A dream about holding hands with someone means that you are needing and willing to develop close friendships. It may also mean you are feeling sexy, or want some physical affection. Your dream may also reflect anxieties about losing touch or drifting apart from that person.... My Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

To have a sense of personal existence distinct from others may be unique to human beings, and in large measure due to the learning of language. Jung and Neumann’s studies of the historical development of identity suggest, in an evolutionary sense, that having an T is still a very newly acquired function. This makes it vulnerable. It is also noticeably something which develops during childhood and reaches different levels of maturity during adulthood. Al­though it is our central experience, it remains an enigma—a will o’ the wisp, which loses itself in dreams and sleep, yet is so dominant and sure in waking.

In dreams, our sense of self—our ego, personality or iden­tity—is depicted by our own body, or sometimes simply by the sense of our own existence as an observer. In most dreams our T goes through a series of experiences, just as we do in waking life, seeing things through our physical eyes, touching with our hands, and so on. But occasionally we watch our own body and other people as if from a detached point of bodiless awareness.

If we accept that dreams portray in im­ages our conception of self, then dreams suggest that our identity largely depends upon having a body, its gender, health, quality, the social position we are bom into, and our relationship with others. In fact we know that if a person loses their legs, becomes paralysed, loses childbearing ability or is made redundant, they face an identity crisis. But the bodiless experience of self shows the human possibility of sensing self as having separate existence from the biological processes, one’s state of health and social standing. In its most naked form, the T may be simply a sense of its own existence, without body awareness.

Dreams also show our sense of self, either in the body or naked of it, as surrounded by a community of beings and objects separate from the dreamer, and frequently with a will of their own.

If we place the dreamer in the centre of a circle and put all their dream characters, animals and objects around them; and if we transformed these objects and beings into the things they depicted, such as sexuality, thinking, will emotions, intuition, social pressure, etc., we would see what a diverse mass of influences the ego stands in the middle of. It also becomes obvious that our T sees these things as outside itself in nearly all dreams. Even its own internal urges to love or make love may be shown as external creatures with which it has a multitude of ways to relate.

If we take the word psyche to mean our sense of self, then in our dreams we often see our psyche at war with the sources of its own existence, and trying to find its way through a most extraordinary adventure—the adventure of consciousness. One of the functions of dreams can therefore be thought to be that of aiding the survival of the psyche in facing the multitude of influences in life—and even in death.

See Individuation; dreamer. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Intertwine) In a dream, interlocking one’s hands means a partnership, a contract, marriage, stagnation, stillness of business, 226 delinquency in one’s prayers, negligence of one’s duties, difficulties with one’s family, or a meeting that purports evil.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Freud saw this image as a symbol for the human body.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of various landscapes symbolizes your current standing in life or relationships. This provides appreciation and recognition for the vital role you play in the community. According to Sigmund Freud, the landscape represents the human body.

To dream of seeing ever-changing landscapes represents psychological transitions or emotional advancement. It stands for different phases in your life. Then again, your dream may be a reminder for you to consider other points of view. Recall the important elements in the landscape and consider their corresponding symbolism and representations.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Mystic Dream Book

This dream depends upon the circumstances.

If the Landscape is a fine open one, that gives you pleasure, then it is a most fortunate dream. But if the view is shut out or obscured by hills or forests, then you will have to face many troubles and obstacles.... Mystic Dream Book

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Our moods and attitudes, but particularly the set of habitual feelings we meet life with. As we create our surroundings in dreams, landscapes depict what feelings we ourself generate and live in. Gloomy: pessimism; self doubt; depression; a gloomy view of life. Sunny: hopeful; optimistic;

something to look forward to. Recurring scenes: habitual atti­tudes with which you approach situations. Recurring scenes of past residence: a stance you developed from that penod of your life. See countryside. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

The landscape in a dream can be an integral part of the interpretation. It usually mirrors feelings and concepts that we have and therefore reflects our personality.

A rocky landscape would suggest problems, whereas a gloomy landscape might suggest pessimism and self-doubt.

A recurring scene may be one where in childhood we felt safe, or may reflect a feeling or difficulty with which we have not been able to come to terms. Landscapes do tend to reflect habitual feelings rather than momcntarv moods.

Dream landscapes can have a bizarre quality about them in order to highlight a particular message.

For instance, there may be trees made of ice, or rocks made of sugar.

The plot of the dream may be important in arriving at the correct interpretation of these symbols (see Introduction).

The landscape in a dream can also indicate how we relate to other people.

To be in a desert might represent loneliness, whereas to be in a jungle might represent a very fertile imagination.

3- Spiritually, the landscape in a dream can suggest improvements which we can make in handling our own moods and attitudes.

If the landscape changes between the beginning and end of the dream, we perhaps need to make corresponding changes in everyday life.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Spiritually, the landscape in a dream can suggest improvements that we can make in handling our own moods and attitudes.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Dream landscapes can have a bizarre quality about them in order to highlight a particular message.

For instance, there may be trees made of ice, or rocks made of sugar.

The plot of the dream may be important in arriving at the correct interpretation of these symbols.

The landscape in a dream can also indicate how we relate to other people.

To be in a desert might represent loneliness, whereas to be in a jungle might represent a very fertile imagination.

If the landscape changes between the beginning and end of the dream, we perhaps need to make corresponding changes in everyday life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: The landscape in a dream can be an integral part of the interpretation. It usually mirrors feelings and concepts that we have and, therefore, reflects our personality.

A rocky landscape would suggest problems, whereas a gloomy landscape might suggest pessimism and self-doubt.

A recurring scene may be one where in childhood we felt safe, or may reflect a feeling or difficulty with which we have not been able to come to terms. Landscapes do tend to reflect habitual feelings rather than momentary moods.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(See Earth)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Warning that one’s livelihood is threatened; see “foundation”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Emotional fortitude and stability give way under pres­sure.

2. Fear of being overwhelmed by change. ... New American Dream Dictionary

The Language of Dreams

(see Disasters, Earth)... The Language of Dreams

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of a landslide symbolizes emotions you have been pushing back for a while. These emotions continue to build up and may soon manifest in an emotional overload. Your pent-up emotions might take the form of a violent outburst.

The landslide in your dream may also represent the anxieties, worries, and responsibilities you carry in life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Strangest Dream Explanations

See Mudslide, Breakdown/Breakthrough Dreams and Earthquake.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Explanations of Astro Center

If the dreamer is witnessing the landslide as it happens, then sudden and unexpected events, which he really should be prepared for, will take him totally by surprise.

The dream is warning him to be prepared. Other symbols in the dream may reveal exactly what the events will entail, and what he should do about it.

If the landslide has already taken place and the rocks are lying in the middle of the road, then the dreamer faces obstacles ahead that will need to be removed before he or she can move on and accomplish whatever it is that needs to be done.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

Mystic Dream Book

A short and pleasant visit payed to places once well-known to you. ... Mystic Dream Book

Christian Dream Symbols

Powerlessness, Jer. 50:43 ... Christian Dream Symbols

Expansions Dream Dictionary

In current life.... Expansions Dream Dictionary

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Powerful hands symbolise the wielding of great power.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

The Fabric of Dream

A dream warning you of temptations, dangers and weaknesses of which you are unaware (Raphael). ... The Fabric of Dream

Mystic Dream Book

This dream denotes that you are surrounded with many temptations. Do not be imprudent. ... Mystic Dream Book

Christian Dream Symbols

Symbolic of troubles or trials in life, Ps. 83:13-15... Christian Dream Symbols

Dream Symbols and Analysis

A sandstorm in a dream symbolizes overwhelming confusion. You may feel lost in a sea of responsibilities and needs.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Dreaming about a sunny landscape or beautiful scenery: many of your wishes will come true; you can look forward to happy times.

If the scenery is dark and cloudy: conflicts with the world around you. What else do you see— Meadows, Mountains, \ alley, Water?... Dreamers Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

For a young woman to dream that she shakes hands with some prominent ruler, foretells she will be surrounded with pleasures and distinction from strangers.

If she avails herself of the opportunity, she will stand in high favor with friends.

If she finds she must reach up to shake hands, she will find rivalry and opposition.

If she has on gloves, she will overcome these obstacles.

To shake hands with those beneath you, denotes you will be loved and honored for your kindness and benevolence.

If you think you or they have soiled hands, you will find enemies among seeming friends.

For a young woman to dream of shaking hands with a decrepit old man, foretells she will find trouble where amusement was sought. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Christian Dream Symbols

Symbolic of agreement ... Christian Dream Symbols

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Shaking hands may predict a successful contract in business. It may also welcome an important individual who may soon appear in your life. It is a sign of commitment.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

The Complete Dream Book

(See Hands).

If you dream of shaking hands with persons whose social station is beneath yours, it is an indication that your lover will honor you for your kindness and straightforwardness.... The Complete Dream Book

The Complete Dream Book

To shake hands in a dream is a lucky sign if the person with whom you shake hands is better dressed than you are.... The Complete Dream Book

Strangest Dream Explanations

As in real life, dreams of shaking hands with someone symbolize that you are uniting, making an agreement, declaring truce or aligning on a promise.... Strangest Dream Explanations

My Dream Interpretation

Shaking hands in a dream is a sign of reconciliation or renewed friendship.... My Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Being at a standstill or blocked in some way indicates we are being prevented, or are preventing ourselves, from moving forward. This needs handling with care, since to stop may be appropriate. Frequently finding ourselves stopping and starting suggests there is conflict between laziness and drive or ambition.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Fabric of Dream

To see them denotes idleness; to eat, sickness (Gypsy). ... The Fabric of Dream