influence

If you dream of seeking rank or advancement through the influence of others, your desires will fail to materialize; but if you are in an influential position, your prospects will assume a bright form.

To see friends in high positions, your companions will be congenial, and you will be free from vexations.



Influence | The Dream Meanings

Keywords of this dream: Influence

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of abduction symbolize a fear of being carried away and influenced in a way that could be harmful to you. Perhaps you are processing through feelings of overwhelm or of being over-powered by someone in your life.

If you dream that you are the abductor, then this dream reflects your desire to control a person or situation in your life. See Kidnap.... Strangest Dream Explanations

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: ‘Was looking at my knuckle and saw that I had a nasty boil which had come away as I did the washing up and all that was left was a big hole, pink and healthy looking skin around. It felt very close to my knuckle bone. (My lover had told me he was leaving me for good, and going back to his children. That evening, I cried most of the night.)’ (Hilary K). In Hilary’s case the abscess has released its pus, or painful feelings, perhaps through her prolonged crying. Ab­scess still swollen and unrelieved: emotions still repressed and may be causing psychological infection, influencing views and decisions negatively.

The emotions are, with Hilary, af­fecting her grasp’. She also uses other imaged word play in ‘near the knuckle’. Washed up shows her clearing away the influence of her ‘evening meal’ of experience.

The dream ab­scess may also represent a site of physical illness which may or may not be obvious while awake. See individuation. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To come under the influence of absinthe in dreams, denotes that you will lead a merry and foolish pace with innocent companions, and waste your inheritance in prodigal lavishness on the siren, selfish fancy.

For a young woman to dream that she drinks absinthe with her lover warns her to resist his persuasions to illicit consummation of their love.

If she dreams she is drunk, she will yield up her favors without strong persuasion. (This dream typifies that you are likely to waste your energies in pleasure.) ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

For a business man to dream that his proposition has been accepted, foretells that he will succeed in making a trade, which heretofore looked as if it would prove a failure.

For a lover to dream that he has been accepted by his sweetheart, denotes that he will happily wed the object of his own and others’ admiration.

If this dream has been occasioned by overanxiety and weakness, the contrary may be expected.

The elementary influences often play pranks upon weak and credulous minds by lying, and deceptive utterances. Therefore the dreamer should live a pure life, fortified by a strong will, thus controlling his destiny by expelling from it involuntary intrusions. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- There is a corrosive influence in the dreamer’s life which is usually bad but may be cleansing. There could be the feeling that the dreamer is being eaten away by- some action or concept.

The necessity is to become aware of something which must be used with caution, depending how, and on whom, it is being used.

Psychologically, there is an awareness that self-confidence and the dreamer’s usual sense of well-being is being eroded by outside influences.

An act of corruption and evil eats away at our integrity.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Psychologically there is an awareness that self-confidence and our usual sense of well-being is being eroded by outside influences.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: A corrosive influence in our lives may be bad but the eventual outcome can be cleansing or healing. There could be the feeling that we are being ‘eaten away’ by some action or concept. We should become aware of something – perhaps words or actions – that must be used with caution, depending how and on whom they are being used.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To see in your dreams an actress, denotes that your present state will be one of unbroken pleasure and favor.

To see one in distress, you will gladly contribute your means and influence to raise a friend from misfortune and indebtedness.

If you think yourself one, you will have to work for subsistence, but your labors will be pleasantly attended.

If you dream of being in love with one, your inclination and talent will be allied with pleasure and opposed to downright toil.

To see a dead actor, or actress, your good luck will be overwhelmed in violent and insubordinate misery.

To see them wandering and penniless, foretells that your affairs will undergo a change from promise to threatenings of failure.

To those enjoying domestic comforts, it is a warning of revolution and faithless vows.

For a young woman to dream that she is engaged to an actor, or about to marry one, foretells that her fancy will bring remorse after the glamor of pleasure has vanished.

If a man dreams that he is sporting with an actress, it foretells that private broils with his wife, or sweetheart, will make him more misery than enjoyment. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Depth Psychology: A dream about addiction is a symbol of your fears, emotions, and dependence on other people. Your life and your actions are influenced by external events and not freely chosen by you. You would do well to free yourself from your addictive behavior.... Dreamers Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of an address represent your place in life, your influence on others, your career, status, your self concept and identity.

If you dream of a former address, then you are releasing past identities or you may be processing moments from the past when you lived at this address. Consider what the numbers add up to. See Number.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Often appears in a dream when you are suffering from lack of self-worth. Also addressed here is the dreamer’s “responsibility to govern,” which means facing the problems and developing the capabilities to manage his own issues. In that sense, it addresses self-determination. Such concerns are surely influenced by the dreamer’s attitude toward power and acceptance. Freud is said to have dreamed as a young man that he was a public servant, which might help explain his ambitions.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

love Growing sense of recognising needs of partner. Ability to be something for the partner’s sake without losing one’s own independence or will. Becoming aware of the is­sues which colour or influence relationship, and meeting them as partners. Independence and closeness together. Car­ing sexual partners through discovering each other’s needs and vulnerability. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream that you commit adultery, foretells that you will be arrainged{sic} for some illegal action.

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

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are in the clutches of adversity, denotes that you will have failures and continued bad prospects.

To see others in adversity, portends gloomy surroundings, and the illness of some one will produce grave fears of the successful working of plans.

The old dream books give this as a sign of coming prosperity. This definition is untrue. There are two forces at work in man, one from within and the other from without. They are from two distinct spheres; the animal mind influenced by the personal world of carnal appetites, and the spiritual mind from the realm of universal Brotherhood, present antagonistic motives on the dream consciousness.

If these two forces were in harmony, the spirit or mental picture from the dream mind would find a literal fulfilment in the life of the dreamer.

The pleasurable sensations of the body cause the spirit anguish.

The selfish enrichment of the body impoverishes the spirit influence upon the Soul.

The trials of adversity often cause the spirit to rejoice and the flesh to weep.

If the cry of the grieved spirit is left on the dream mind it may indicate to the dreamer worldly advancement, but it is hardly the theory of the occult forces, which have contributed to the contents of this book. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

The interpretation here depends on the degree of affection in the dream. Any signs of reasonable good taste indicate a happy family life and/or personal relationships. However, any such demonstration of an embarrassing or abnormal nature suggests you may be influenced by ulterior motives in some current plans. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

A sickly condition of the dreamer is sometimes implied by this dream.

To dream that you are shaking with an ague, signifies that you will suffer from some physical disorder, and that fluctuating opinions of your own affairs may bring you to the borders of prostration.

To see others thus affected, denotes that you will offend people by your supreme indifference to the influences of others. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

This dream denotes a withering state of things, and bodes no good to the dreamer.

To dream of breathing hot air suggests that you will be influenced to evil by oppression.

To feel cold air, denotes discrepancies in your business, and incompatibility in domestic relations.

To feel oppressed with humidity, some curse will fall on you that will prostrate and close down on your optimistical views of the future. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

The Language of Dreams

(see Flying)

Movement and transition, similar to other vehicles (see Car, Hone, Spaceship). Where the plane goes, its logo, or the other passengers on board (if any) may give you more clues here.

If you’re in the plane, enroute, this can be considered a type of flying or ascent dream.

Higher ideals, due to this vehicle’s movement toward the heavens. Also the courage to achieve a goal (e.g., “reach new heights”).

A plane that sits endlessly on a runway indicates a life that has somehow become stagnant, or one that is being held back by outside influences. Check to see who, or what, resides in the control towerl

Being lost at the airport, or looking for someone there, characterizes confusion caused by getting one’s signals crossed, or through poor planning. Make sure you have your information straight, get organized, then readdress this situation.

Waiting at the airport, surrounded by strangers, and never being met by the anticipated party is a type of desertion dream.... The Language of Dreams

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

An influence which changes the way we feel, mov­ing us towards negative or positive feelings; prelude to friend­liness or intimacy, an allowing into our life of another influ­ence we do not immediately feel is our own conscious will; in a religious sense the wine represents a life-changing influ­ence. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Drunk and Intoxication and I ‘Vine

1- When alcohol appears in a dream we may need or require a largely pleasurable experience or influence. We have available means of changing perception. We can afford to let go and go ‘with the flow’ of what is happening to us.

2- There is the recognition of the potential for emotional confusion out of which can come clarity.

When the normal constraints we put on ourselves in waking life arc removed, we can often reach our own truth.

The svmbol of alcohol can give us permission to do this.

3- Alcohol as ‘spirit’ is the conjunction of oppositcs, and a means of changing consciousness.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: When alcohol appears in a dream it suggests that in a mundane sense we may need or require a largely pleasurable experience or influence. We have available means of changing perception. We can afford to let go and ‘go with the flow’ of what is happening to us.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To see amber in your dream represents an aspect of your life that you are unwilling or unable to change.

A matter that once caused you great excitement and interest is no longer present. It may also mean that an item or person from your childhood or youth may influence your new life. In addition, amber symbolizes ancient perceptions and beliefs.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Is the healing gem. Connecting us with the spiritual, it represents the influence of dreams and also humility, peace of mind, faith, self-restraint and acceptance.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of angels is prophetic of disturbing influences in the soul. It brings a changed condition of the person’s lot.

If the dream is unusually pleasing, you will hear of the health of friends, and receive a legacy from unknown relatives.

If the dream comes as a token of warning, the dreamer may expect threats of scandal about love or money matters.

To wicked people, it is a demand to repent; to good people it should be a consolation. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream that you are experiencing anxiety indicates similar emotions in your waking life. Perhaps your dream is being influenced by certain negative feelings and emotions arising from some situation or matter in your waking life. This dream also serves as a warning not to mix your personal life with your working life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream that you are apologizing to someone represents the different relationships that have influenced you throughout your life. It also symbolizes honesty and absolution. You should dissolve feelings of resentment towards others.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Dreams of apparel, denote that enterprises will be successes or failures, as the apparel seems to be whole and clean, or soiled and threadbare.

To see fine apparel, but out of date, foretells that you will have fortune, but you will scorn progressive ideas.

If you reject out-of-date apparel, you will outgrow present environments and enter into new relations, new enterprises and new loves, which will transform you into a different person.

To see yourself or others appareled in white, denotes eventful changes, and you will nearly always find the change bearing sadness.

To walk with a person wearing white, proclaims that person’s illness or distress, unless it be a young woman or child, then you will have pleasing surroundings for a season at least.

To see yourself, or others, dressed in black, portends quarrels, disappointments, and disagreeable companions; or, if it refers to business, the business will fall short of expectations.

To see yellow apparel, foretells approaching gaieties and financial progress. Seen as a flitting spectre, in an unnatural light, the reverse may be expected. You will be fortunate if you dream of yellow cloth.

To dream of blue apparel, signifies carrying forward to victory your aspirations, through energetic, insistent efforts. Friends will loyally support you.

To dream of crimson apparel, foretells that you will escape formidable enemies by a timely change in your expressed intention.

To see green apparel, is a hopeful sign of prosperity and happiness.

To see many colored apparel, foretells swift changes, and intermingling of good and bad influences in your future.

To dream of misfitting apparel, intimates crosses in your affections, and that you are likely to make a mistake in some enterprise.

To see old or young in appropriate apparel, denotes that you will undertake some engagement for which you will have no liking, and which will give rise to many cares.

For a woman to dream that she is displeased with her apparel, foretells that she will find many vexatious rivalries in her quest for social distinction.

To admire the apparel of others, denotes that she will have jealous fears of her friends.

To dream of the loss of any article of apparel, denotes disturbances in your business and love affairs.

For a young woman to dream of being attired in a guazy black costume, foretells she will undergo chastening sorrow and disappointment.

For a young woman to dream that she meets another attired in a crimson dress with a crepe mourning veil over her face, foretells she will be outrivaled by one she hardly considers her equal, and bitter disappointment will sour her against women generally.

The dreamer interpreting the dream of apparel should be careful to note whether the objects are looking natural.

If the faces are distorted and the light unearthly, though the colors are bright, beware; the miscarriage of some worthy plan will work you harm. There are few dreams in which the element of evil is wanting, as there are few enterprises in waking life from which the element of chance is obviated. See Clothes and Coat. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

The Fabric of Dream

Ripe apples augur success in trade, love, etc.; green apples, the contrary.

The gypsy influence is distinctly traceable in the folk-lore of the apple as coloring the dream. It confers immortal youth in the fairy-tale, golden apples, love apples, etc., while in Christian symbolism it represents the fall from Eden, the sin that made Christ’s coming necessary. Freud makes this a sexual dream, and Inman gives the apple as a symbol of sexual love.... The Fabric of Dream

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Dreams of seeing apricots growing, denote that the future, though seemingly rosy hued, holds masked bitterness and sorrow for you.

To eat them signifies the near approach of calamitous influences.

If others eat them, your surroundings will be unpleasant and disagreeable to your fancies.

A friend says: ``Apricots denote that you have been wasting time over trifles or small things of no value.’’ ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Although the word archetype has a long history, Carl Jung used it to express something he observed in human dreams. He said the archetypes are a tendency or instinctive trend in the human unconscious to represent certain motifs or themes. As our instinctive urge to reproduce may show itself in consciousness as sexual fantasies, so archetypes show themselves as cenain dream, fantasy, or story themes. Just as each individual animal does not create its own instincts, we do not create our own collective thought pattern.

The influ­ence these archetypes have upon our conscious self is varied. Panly they are supportive, as instincts are to an animal.

Some ancient cultures erected a pantheon of gods and god­desses. Many of these gods were expressions of archetypal themes, such as death, rebirth and womanhood.

A sheepdog has in itself, unconsciously, a propensity to herd animals un­der direction. Through the worship of gods, perhaps ancient people touched similar reservoirs of strength and healing. Without such, the individual might find it mcre difficult to face the fact that death waits at the end of their life, or to allow sexuality to emerge into their life at pube ty.

The dream of a girl suffering from anorexia shows her cutting off her own breasts with scissors. Here her developing sexual traits and urges are unacceptable to her. Perhaps she ‘cuts them off’ by not eating, thus preventing her body and psyche from matur­ing. In the past it would have been recommended that she give offerings to a goddess, thus aligning her with an uncon­scious power to adapt and mature.

Some of these archetypal patterns of behaviour, such as territorialism and group identity, are only too obviously be­hind much that occurs in war, and their influence needs to be brought more fully into awareness. But we must be careful in accepting Jung s descnption of the archetypes. In more recent years, through the tremendously amplified access to the un­conscious made possible in psychiatry through such drugs as LSD, a lot more information about unconscious imagery has been made available. It is possible thai certain synthesising aspects of the mind produce images to represent huge areas of collected experience, i.e. the Mystic Mother or Madonna rep­resenting our collected experience of our mother.

Whatever may be the explanation of these archetypal themes, they are imponant because they illustrate how we as individuals, and as human beings collectively, have been able to develop^ur sense of conscious identity amidst enormous forces of unconsciousness, collectivity and external stresses. Below are some common archetypal symbols and their associ­ated images. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Dreaming about armor: you want protection or to be shielded from strange influences. Are you looking for a “thick skin” to protect you from aggressive or nasty people? Wearing armor: you are afraid that others will attack vdu—you feel stifled by negative feelings. Has fear driven you to put on “armor”—hoping for protection from the influence of a parent or a “significant other”? Maybe you have protected yourself so much that others can’t get close to you? Whichever applies to you, make changes, because walking in heavy armor makes moving through life difficult.... Dreamers Dictionary

Christian Dream Symbols

Symbolic of Eastern philosophy and religious influences, Acts 19:27 ... Christian Dream Symbols

Christian Dream Symbols

Symbolic of pagan customs and influences, Jer. 10:2-3 ... Christian Dream Symbols

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Fortune telling by celestial influences of supernatural powers; see “witchcraft”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Bomb, Explosion. Worry about humankind or at least about the immediate surroundings. Fear of death and war as in Shot. Recommends taking greater responsibility for the larger questions of life and asserting greater influence upon things affecting society and the community.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of discussing any subject relating to aura, denotes that you will reach states of mental unrest, and work to discover the power which influences you from within. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

The Way of Dreams and Visions

General Meaning: These are those people who are senior to you and have authority over you.

• They may be represented by your parents, boss, pastor or any other figure who is set over you in an administrative or spiritual position.

Dreams Positive:

If you dream of an authority in a positive light, then it could indicate that your leadership is being accepted and that you are growing in that area.

• It could mean that you are attaining to that level of leadership and authority in your spiritual walk.

• If they are authorities from worldly circles, they could speak of archetypes and mindsets that control your thinking.

Negative:

Dreaming of being in bondage to an authority would mean that you are under some form of oppression or attack.

• Perhaps you are being controlled by influences not of God and been brought under the domination of something that is against the Word. It may also indicate that you are trying to dominate and impose your own will on others.

Visions Positive:

Romans 13:1 Let every person be subject to higher authorities.

For there is no authority except from God: those that exist are ordained by God.

• The highest authority is naturally the Lord Himself.

• I will often see this depicted as an umbrella in the spirit. I will see someone with an umbrella above them with holes in it. Or I will perhaps see that they are not standing under the umbrella away from the storm.

• When I see this I know that the Lord is saying that this person’s authority is not covering them correctly. Secondly they are not under cover at all and are under attack.

• As the Scripture says, all authority ultimately comes from the Lord. Negative: To rebel against an authority that you personally know God has told you to be under, is tantamount to rebelling against the Lord Himself.

See also:

Father • ... The Way of Dreams and Visions

Mystic Dream Book

There are unfortunate and hostile influences around you. Walk warily and you may avoid them. ... Mystic Dream Book

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The axe may appear in dreams as a weapon as well as a tool and it usually means reckless action.

Vision: The axe is a sign of misfortune, usually a fight or a quarrel with people in your environment. You are not always the innocent bystander—particularly when you are the one using the axe. Splitting wood: a separation from your love partner is imminent. Picking up an axe: bad luck. Looking at a very sharp axe: terror and conflict.

Depth Psychology: The axe as a symbol of battle: quarrels or aggression are imminent: or you are not dealing adequately with your own Aggression or Anger. .An axe-dream is often a sign that your influence and authority is only a show and not based on the strength of your character. Working with an axe: you are successful at your job, but you have no consideration for colleagues or other people (you are the perpetrator).

If someone else is working with an axe: you are suffering because of the inconsiderate actions of another person and you need to defend yourself.... Dreamers Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

If you see a person only from the back, in addition to lack of knowledge of him, it also may express opposition and distance. Rarely will you see yourself from the back, but if that should happen, it is an indication that you have become aware of your shadow.

A dream about a back is a symbol that we are searching for our own hidden energies and weak points.

According to Jung, the unconscious begins at the back; every magical influence or cruel attack comes from behind. This was the original reason that people every- where wore amulets around their neck, hanging down at their backs. (Today they hang down at the front.)... Little Giant Encyclopedia

My Dream Interpretation

Dreaming of a green, grassy backyard is a forecast of personal happiness.

If the yard was messy, weedy or you felt scared, this means that there are hostile influences around you at the moment and you should avoid any changes for the time being.... My Dream Interpretation

Christian Dream Symbols

Symbolic of a person’s sphere of influence, 1 Cor. 10:13 ... Christian Dream Symbols

Mystic Dream Book

Fresh influences will surround you.... Mystic Dream Book

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

It is good to dream of a banquet. Friends will wait to do you favors.

To dream of yourself, together with many gaily-attired guests, eating from costly plate and drinking wine of fabulous price and age, foretells enormous gain in enterprises of every nature, and happiness among friends.

To see inharmonious influences, strange and grotesque faces or empty tables, is ominous of grave misunderstandings or disappointments. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- To dream of being baptised indicates a new influence entering the dreamer’s life, cleansing away old attitudes and opening up to one’s inner possibilities.

To dream of baptising someone means the dreamer is ready to pass on knowledge to other people.

2- There is the possibility that the dreamer may be having religious beliefs forced on him in some way, often for the greater good.

3- Baptism is symbolic of many things initiation, death and rebirth, regeneration, renewal.

The basic link of all these is the feeling of optimism that it brings.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: To dream of being baptised indicates a new influence entering our lives, cleansing away old attitudes and opening up to many inner possibilities.

To dream of baptising someone means you are ready to pass on knowledge to other people.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Change of attitudes, thoughts or opinions about ourself. Because we can change our social appearance by a haircut or style, it depicts changes of mind, change of image. Also being in someone else’s hands or influence. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- When we dream of visiting a barber we are considering a change of attitude, thought or opinion about ourselves.

2- An influence is becoming apparent in our lives which indicates a need for change. That change needs to be dictated by the way we perceive ourselves to be.

3- The old idea that one’s spiritual power was held in the head gives rise to the idea that a barber signifies control of spiritual strength.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: An influence is becoming more apparent in our lives which indicates a need for change. That change needs to be dictated by the way we perceive ourselves, rather than dictated by an outsider.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To wander in the night barefoot with torn garments, denotes that you will be crushed in expectation, and evil influences will surround your every effort. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Thoughts or influences emerging from the unconscious; fear of the unconscious. Cricket or baseball bat: male sexual­ity; aggression, defensiveness. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

For a young person to dream of taking a bath, means much solicitude for one of the opposite sex, fearing to lose his good opinion through the influence of others.

For a pregnant woman to dream this, denotes miscarriage or accident.

For a man, adultery. Dealings of all kinds should be carried on with discretion after this dream.

To go in bathing with others, evil companions should be avoided. Defamation of character is likely to follow.

If the water is muddy, evil, indeed death, and enemies are near you.

For a widow to dream of her bath, she has forgotten her former ties, and is hurrying on to earthly loves. Girls should shun male companions. Men will engage in intrigues of salacious character.

A warm bath is generally significant of evil.

A cold, clear bath is the fore-runner of joyful tidings and a long period of excellent health. Bathing in a clear sea, denotes expansion of business and satisfying research after knowledge. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision + Depth Psychology: Either a project is not going well or you would like to have more influence over it.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To see bats in your dream represents filth, dishonesty, and inner turmoil. It may also mean that you should turn your back on previous beliefs and attitudes, as they are no longer relevant to the direction your life is heading. It may imply a new beginning. It may also indicate that you need to thoroughly assess an issue before you decide to tackle it.

The dream may also be a play on the word ‘batty,’ which means that you are feeling unstable and unable to control emotions or influences in your life.

To dream of a white bat indicates the pending doom of a loved one.

To dream of a black bat represents a tragic occurrence that will affect you directly.

To see a vampire bat in your dream is a symbol of someone you associate with who is influencing you negatively.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

A bear in a dream is a very rich and complicated dream symbol. In order to understand it, objective association need to be made. Bears are solitary animals and the females are solitary mothers. They hibernate in a cave and they are generally not predatory animals.

A bear is only aggressive when provoked, and as such times he is dangerous and deadly. Bears in dreams may represent a period of introspection and depression. However, this may be a part of a healing cycle, where the dreamer has retreated into himself in order to regenerate and in order to create something new and valuable in his life. Bears are highly regarded symbols in a variety of cultures and traditions, including the Native American tradition. Carl Jung said that all wild animals represent latent affects (feelings and emotions).

The interpretation of the bear in a dream may be influenced by your perception of it and by the events in the dream.

The bear may represent qualities in your character or specific aspects of your personality. Bears are usually associated with danger and aggression, but this is a very narrow view of this powerful dream symbol. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

To see a beetle in your dream, indicates that some destructive influences may be at work in your waking life. You may also feel that your values and beliefs are being compromised. Also see “Scarab”... My Dream Interpretation

Little Giant Encyclopedia

The belt indicates the place where love and beauty (and the fascination with it) reside.

The belt (waist), as a physical expression of the connection between the conscious and unconscious, asks us to decide if we want to walk the path of physical urges and drives or the path of the spiritual. Ideally, both paths lead to harmony and balance between body and soul. This image also asks how we deal with sensuousness and the pleasures of life.

The image, however, usually appears when we feel restricted and bothered by something.

If that were not the case, our unconscious would see no reason to produce such an image.

For that reason, the belt usually points to restrictions imposed by the spouse (often the wife).

The belt is a symbol of power, strength, and the influence of the woman (as in the Nibelungen Ring—the belt of Kriemhilde—or the belt of the Queen of the Amazons in Greek mythology). In today’s terms, the belt is clearly a sign of repressed emotions, particularly sexual repression, for men as well as for women.

If the belt appears in the dream of a woman, it is usually a symbol of virtue and purity; in the dream of a man, it is energy and fertility.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: A belt is a symbol of fairness, energy, faith, and truth. Vision: Finding a belt: you are gaining the trust of another person. Losing a belt: misery in matters of love. Seeing an old belt: all efforts and struggles are for naught.

Depth Psychology: The belt is a symbol of erotic needs for power and influence over other people (particularly in a man’s dream). Do you want to tie somebody to you? Or punish a person physically with a belt?... Dreamers Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of bending can represent that you are testing the flexibility of your boundaries. This dream can also be showing you where you are being coerced, seduced, or are using your will in an attempt to influence others.

The bend of a bow represents the inhale before the exhale, the necessary withdrawal of energy in order to reemerge more powerful than before. See People Pleaser.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Little Giant Encyclopedia

See Hat. Finding your spiritual identity. Protect yourself from intellectual influences and mental manipulation.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of something big symbolize power and influence.

If you are small in comparison to something big, this represents intimidation and inadequacy. However, if you are big in comparison to the size of your challenge and/or people you are dealing with, this represents that you feel capable, superior, powerful and possibly overly qualified. See Super-Size.... Strangest Dream Explanations

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: ‘I was standing outside the house of my teens, with my mother. She had a very young bird on a long ribbon and the bird was flying very high in the sky’ (Pauline).

The life cycle of a bird has so many similarities with impor­tant human stages of maturity we frequently use it to represent oneself, as in the example. Pauline uses the bird to depict her own urge to be independent of her mother’s influence, opin­ions, likes, dislikes and decisions. Later in the dream her mother hands Pauline the ribbon to hold, suggesting an offer of independence. As soon as she lets go of the ribbon, a huge black bird attacks the ribboned one.

The ribbons are a refer­ence to Pauline’s own girlhood. When she lets go of her girl­hood, moving towards independent womanhood, she feels threatened by the internalised negative side of her mother, such as her possessiveness—the black bird. Internalised means all the standards, self controls she learned from her life with her mother, which she now carries within her even if absent from her mother.

General: Imagination; intuition, the mind; thoughts, our spiritual longings; expanded awareness—in this form, per­haps a large bird which can fly high. Because wider—or spiri­tual—awareness means looking beyond the usual boundaries of what we see, this may be painful. Hatching from the egg; our birth and infancy.

The nest: home; family environment; security, even the womb. Leaving the nest: gaining indepen­dence. Making a nest: home building; parental urges. Flying: rising above something; independence; freedom; self expres­sion.

Freud said the bird represents the male phallus, and flying means the sexual act. Many languages use the word bird’ to mean woman. In Italy it alludes to penis.

The bird is also used to denote the sense of death and survival. Bluebird: especially represents the spint or soul after death. Baby bird: our own childhood, as in the following example.

The old lady is once more reference to the mother, to whom the bird is first con­nected before moving on to the difficulty of independence. Example: An old lady made room for me to sit at the end of one of the three seats of a bus. As we drove away a very large chicken-size baby bird flew in. It had short stubby wings and yellow down, but flew expenly. I believe it first landed on the lady and chirped squeakily. But in its squeaks it actually spoke, saying it had lost its mother. It sounded as if it were crying (Andrew). Idioms: charm the birds from the trees; a bird told me; bird has flown; bird in the hand, bird of ill omen; free as a bird, odd bird. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Strangest Dream Explanations

To dream of biting someone or being bitten is about your desire to leave your mark; to ingest life and to experience life fully.

If you dream of a poisonous creature biting you, then this represents your awareness that you are being influenced in a non-supportive way. However, if you enjoy the sensation of being bit, you may be in the process of being influenced in a beneficial way. See Teeth.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a black board signify a profound message for you. Consider the message written on the board.

If it is a clean slate, then this represents that you have an open mind.

If you are writing on the black board, then you have a message that you want to share.

If someone else is writing on the black board, then you are allowing another to influence you. See Power Point.... Strangest Dream Explanations

My Dream Interpretation

If you dream about a black hole, it is a warning about getting pulled into undesirable situations by people who have a bad influence on you. Rethink your relationships and how much power you give others over yourself. This dream can also indicate that something or someone in your life has just came out of nowhere.... My Dream Interpretation

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of blueberries indicates that you wish to revert back to the innocence of your childhood. It represents hope and positive influences. It could also reflect your current mood of anguish and sorrow.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

It refers to oneself, as in the word sorcxehxty. Al­though it includes the totality of our expenence, it seems to be most pointedly referring to our sense of identity. From this sense of ourself we project meaning on to the rest of the world in some degree. Thus many symbols are stylised body forms.

The cross is a standing figure with arms outstretched, a church’s structure a representation of the body, and the mira­cle of sexual reproduction—the mystery enacted within it; a maypole, the penis. Therefore various things can represent our body or aspects of ourself. Seeds, swallowed teeth can be sperm, anything long and pointed, even a linger, can be the penis; anything hairy, a male; anything receptive like a bottle, bowl or cave, a woman or vagina.

A body, or our body, also represents physical life; material existence; the process which causes growth and aging. This includes all the processes of nature in us.

A dead body: our skin or shape is felt as our boundary, the edge of our universe.

The dead body depicts a whole set of personality traits or attitudes, very often potentials, which have been denied life by us. We have not allowed them expression.

A person hun in love might kill out any feelings towards the opposite sex. This ‘dead pan of them can be shown as a body. May also be the way we meet feelings about death. Sickness in body: can refer to an awareness of illness in pan of body shown. Most often depicts psychological problem symbolised by pan of body— see body pans below. Maggots in body: possible need to cleanse body of toxins or infection, sense of dis-ease emotion­ally in that area of self. Iniunes: huns or events that may lead to emotional scars—see body areas below. See dead people dreams; hiding.

Bodiless: Example: lI felt as if I was going very deep inside myself. It was dark but at first there were noises of the world around me. I seemed to go in much deeper and it was very dark, but with the feeling of great space. Everything was all right until I didn’t hear any noise at all, all that space and no noise was too much and my whole body freaked out and then pulled out very fast before I could stop it’ (Kate P).

The ‘noises’ around us, sensory impressions, other people s ex­pressed feelings and actions, are building bricks for our sense of self. In a real sense we create each other by believing in each other. With prolonged absence of other people and events, and especially if we lose our noises’ and body aware­ness, we feel we—our sense of identity—is dying. Bodiless- ness may therefore show us feeling unrecognised, unnoticed. May also be feelings of loneliness; being cut off from sexuality and body drives. In its positive side it is exploration of the unconscious and void. See identity and dreams.

If you are right handed, the left of the body: represents inner feelings which support outer action, such as confidence, our less used or supportive functions.

If we are an intellectual, the left might depict one’s feelings, and vice versa.

The left may represent our mother’s influence in our life and body.

The right of the body: our outer activity and dominant func­tions; expressed abilities; our father’s influence in life and body.

If father is an anxious man there might be a lot more signs of stress on this side of the body. Top half of body: thinking, feeling. Bottom half: sexuality and instincts. Half a body: if top missing, lack of thinking and higher emotion; if bottom, trauma to, loss or denial of, sexuality and sensuality. Old head on baby body: immature sexuality and emotions; vice versa: immature personality. Dismembered body: emo­tional or mental stress and breakdown; may be followed by emergence of new self.

The areas of our body are sometimes thought of as sense organs. This may seem strange but is very simple. Without language, communication would be difficult. So language en­ables us to sense what another being is communicating.

If we had been castrated or had a hysterectomy prior to adoles­cence, we would never develop sexually. Without that devel­opment we would not understand two kissing people; or what a mother was feeling when she held her baby. Out of the sex drive develops a whole world of feelings and tenderness which enables us to understand many things we see in the world. It is therefore important when reading the particular de­scriptions below to remember that each psychological area of our body gives us some insight into ourself and life around us, which is missing if the area is injured or traumatised. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To see your bones protruding from the flesh, denotes that treachery is working to ensnare you.

To see a pile of bones, famine and contaminating influences surround you.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

For a young woman to dream that her bosom is wounded, foretells that some affliction is threatening her.

To see it soiled or shrunken, she will have a great disappointment in love and many rivals will vex her.

If it is white and full she is soon to be possessed of fortune.

If her lover is slyly observing it through her sheer corsage, she is about to come under the soft persuasive influence of a too ardent wooer. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To see your boss in your dream may symbolize the controlling part of your character. Your boss may reflect your own aggressiveness and dominance. This dream is suggesting that you may have problems handling the influences that a person in a superior position holds over you. It may also imply that you are too immersed in your career and you need to focus more on your home life. Dreaming about your boss can also represent your feelings of constraint and inability to express your individuality.

To dream that you are afraid of your boss represents your apprehension and anxiety regarding those in power. You are not in control of your own destiny and you feel unable to change the course of your life. Perhaps this dream is mirroring the association that you have with your boss. This may suggest certain conflicts or matters that must be addressed in your place of employment.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

The Language of Dreams

(see Abyss, Basket, Cauldron, Chalice)

Womanhood. In ancient Egypt, a symbol of the divine feminine principle and womb of origination.

Generative force and creativity. Babylonians regarded the cosmos as the mixing bowl of the Areat Goddess.

Cosmic powers and influences. Native Americans use an inverted bowl to represent the heavens, which are indirectly linked to the ancestors (see Space, Stars).

Consider the type of bowl for more meaning.

For example, a mixing bowl might represent your need to better blend the various components of your life into balance.... The Language of Dreams

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are being bribed suggests you are easily influenced. Perhaps you are letting others persuade you into doing something you don’t really want to. You need to be strong and stand up for yourself.

To dream that you are bribing someone, or witness a bribe taking place, indicates that you expect too much of others.

If the dream is about bribing the police, this means you believe that you are above the law or rules and get away with being dishonest.... My Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- To dream of a bud is to recognise the unfolding of a new way of life, new experiences or new emotions.

To dream of a bud dying or shrivelling up indicates the failure of a project.

2- A new idea or way of thinking holds a great deal of potential, as yet untapped.

3- How the world unfolds before us and how we can influence that is symbolised here.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

How the world unfolds before us – and how we can influence that – is symbolized in spiritual terms. Unfolding gently and without force is one way of developing spiritual awareness.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Christian Dream Symbols

To see Buddha in a dream is symbolic of someone who is filled with Buddhist religious influences ... Christian Dream Symbols

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing a Buddha or a statue of a Buddha means you are afraid of the influence someone has over you, but you are unable to escape it.

A Buddha talking to you means an unexpected joyful event. Praying to a Buddha: you want to tell another person what is in your heart but lack the courage (make sure to do it first thing in the morning!).

Depth Psychology: The image of a Buddha in a dream means you are afraid of how the influence another person has over you affects you. It may also be that you are searching for spiritual or intellectual guidance. See Guru.... Dreamers Dictionary

Mystic Dream Book

A warning to act cautiously as there are unfortunate influences around you.... Mystic Dream Book

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of a butterfly indicates that you are ready to devote your time to family and your home life. Butterflies also represent imagination, love, pleasure, and inner essence and personality. It is possible that you are changing your attitude or beliefs towards a certain issue.

To see a beautiful colorful butterfly in your dream implies that you will have a constructive influence on others at an upcoming event. .... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of buying symbolize that you are taking responsibility for your life. Also, to dream of buying something can be suggesting that you have bought into an idea and are allowing yourself to be influenced. Consider what you are buying. See Shop and Retail Therapy.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of being a passenger in a cab represent that you are allowing other people to influence your direction in life.

If you are driving the cab, then this represents that you are influencing the direction of other people’s lives. See Car.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Encyclopedia of Dreams

Cackling hens show there has been a disaster involving someone in your sphere of influence, possibly a death.

A sound of cackling also presages illness and loss.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Fear of this illness, a part of our personality or being which is out of harmony with our wholeness; expression of how we feel about other people’s—especially our mother’s— emotional influence. This influence might be eating away at our own sense of well-being. Occasionally awareness of ill­ness in part of body suggested. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

This dream denotes that one’s home and country are in danger of foreign intrusion, from which our youth will suffer from the perils of war.

For a young woman to hear or see cannons, denotes she will be a soldier’s wife and will have to bid him godspeed as he marches in defense of her and honor.

The reader will have to interpret dreams of this character by the influences surrounding him, and by the experiences stored away in his subjective mind.

If you have thought about cannons a great deal and you dream of them when there is no war, they are most likely to warn you against struggle and probable defeat. Or if business is manipulated by yourself successful engagements after much worry and ill luck may ensue. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Psycho Dream Interpretation

Wearing a cape signifies that the dreamer takes on a semblance of authority.

If someone else wears the cape, the dreamer must submit to the will of another.

A girl would have the protective influence of an older person.... Psycho Dream Interpretation

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

To be captain of a ship is to be in command, so to dream of being a captain means that you will have major decision(s) to make, which could affect many people.

To meet with a ship’s captain means that you will be able to influence whomever is in the position to make a decision.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Our motivating drives—sex drive, ambition, sense of failure, whatever is driving us in life; desire to get somewhere’ in life; independence; feelings about the particular car in dream.

If dreamer driving: being independent; self confi­dence; being responsible for one’s own life direction. With one other person: relationship with that person. Alone in ve­hicle: independence; making decisions alone; feeling alone. Crashing vehicle: self-desired failure, perhaps to avoid stress of responsibility and change; fear of failure; failure in relation­ship; argument—you may be on collision course with boss or panner, occasionally psychological breakdown threatened. Another driver: being passive; being influenced by the opin­ions or emotions of someone else, or one’s own secondary characteristics, i.e. anxiety or emotional pain may lead us to make many decisions and so may be the dnving force in our life, rather than what might be more satisfying. Driving care­lessly: lack of responsibility, socially or sexually, need for more awareness. Reversing: sense of not getting anywhere; feeling that one is slipping backward; reversing a decision; change of direction. Overtaking: getting ahead. Overtaken: feeling of being left behind or not competing. Car body: dreamer’s body. Car torn apart, dismantled: stress; failure to care for one’s body; self destructive attitudes. Fuel: feeling drives, motivation; whatever has ‘fuelled one’s drive’. Old car, scrapped car: sense of old age, feelings about death. Car en­gine: energy; heart; central drive. Running over someone: killing’ some part of self through misplaced drive or ambi­tion; aggression. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are driving a car, symbolizes your ambition and your ability to navigate from one stage of your life to another. Consider how smooth or rough the car ride is - that suggests how easy or hard your path will be to your goals. Also consider whether you are driving the car or a passenger, because it represents whether you take an active or passive role in your life.

If you are a passenger, it can also mean your knowledge will earn you good fortune, especially if the car is expensive. Some more car dream meanings...

If you are in the backseat of the car, your dream indicates that you let others tell you what to do, possibly due to low self-confidence.

To dream that you are almost hit by a car, suggests that your lifestyle, beliefs or goals may be in conflict with another’s.

If the car hits you, you are in serious conflict with a rival who you should try to avoid.

If you dream of being in a car that breaks down, you won’t get as much pleasure out of something as you expect.

To dream of buying and/or driving a brand new car means that your happiness is on the rise. You are getting better at dealing with new things that life throws at you.

If you dream of a flying car, you will rise above your current troubles and achieve your goals.

To dream that your brakes failed, forewarns that you are lacking stability in your life. Things in your life are out of control. Also, be careful - any agreements or contracts that you involve yourself in at this time will prove risky.

To hear a car horn is a warning against taking risks.

A dream about a remote control car suggests you feel like the events of your life are out of your control.

To dream that your car is stolen, means that you are experiencing an identity crisis or you are suffering some sort of loss in your life. Alternatively, you may feel that someone has stolen your success or has taken credit for something you did.

To dream of a car going in reverse suggests that you are feeling stuck. You’re having trouble growing up, or moving on to the next stage of your life. You may feel like you’re repeating old habits or mistakes.

To dream of jumping out of a moving car may symbolize your fear of not being able to complete or succeed in a task. It may also represent your instinct to leave a relationship or situation that is taking you in the wrong direction.

To see or dream that you are in a convertible, refers to your glamorous attitude. You are showing off your power and influence.

To dream of a rental car is very positive. You are trying out a new way of dealing with issues in your life, instead of falling into the same old patterns. Also see “Car Crash”, “Car Wash”, “Car Mechanic”, “Chauffeur”, “Driving”, “Driving Lessons”, “Headlights”, “License Plate”, “Parking Lot”, “Road Trip” and “Window Wipers”.... My Dream Interpretation

The Way of Dreams and Visions

General Meaning: A representation of your ministry. Positive: Cars are by far the most common vehicle seen in dreams. In an internal dream, you might dream of an old car you once owned, or even of a car you desire to own.

• A car from the past could represent the circumstances surrounding that time of your life. It could also refer to the old ministry functions’ that you flowed in during that time of your life.

• I remember a lady who shared once how she dreamed that she was trying to drive the car she had when she first got saved.

The car was old and broken, but she was being pressured into driving it.

• The interpretation was clear. She was being pressured to function in a ministry and spiritual capacity she had functioned in, in the past. But she had moved on since then and it was no longer appropriate. It was time for her to move on.

• Dreaming of cars is common. You might dream that you receive a fast sports or racing car.

• This means that the Lord is going to lead you into a different type of ministry that has a bigger realm of influence. It also indicates that this will be a fast move for you.

• If you dream that someone else is driving your car, depending on the character driving your car, the interpretation could vary.

• Your father or husband driving your car could mean that the Lord Jesus is in control of your ministry (depending on your relationship with your father or husband). This would have a good connotation.

• Driving the car yourself could be good. It speaks of being in control and going in the right direction.

Negative:

Someone driving your car that represents the flesh, pride or the world system would have a negative connotation. This would mean that something other than the Lord is in control of your ministry and spiritual life! • Different cars in your dream could represent different ministries.

• Having your car stolen, taken over or stopped, speaks of your ministry being taken from you. This does not have a good connotation.

• Now that you have a general idea, allow the Holy Spirit to define your dream or vision for you.

See also:

Vehicles.... The Way of Dreams and Visions

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To see one filled, denotes prosperous times and feastings.

If empty, your life will be void of any joy or consolation from outward influences. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Cassette tapes are the voices from the past, which may have influenced you and contributed to your psychological makeup.

A cassette player may reflect those old beliefs or “tapes” that you are holding on to from the past.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

A stumbling block causing an inability to perceive the truth, i.E.

A bad influence; doubt and unbelief... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of a cat, denotes ill luck, if you do not succeed in killing it or driving it from your sight.

If the cat attacks you, you will have enemies who will go to any extreme to blacken your reputation and to cause you loss of property. But if you succeed in banishing it, you will overcome great obstacles and rise in fortune and fame.

If you meet a thin, mean and dirty-looking cat, you will have bad news from the absent. Some friend lies at death’s door; but if you chase it out of sight, your friend will recover after a long and lingering sickness.

To hear the scream or the mewing of a cat, some false friend is using all the words and work at his command to do you harm.

To dream that a cat scratches you, an enemy will succeed in wrenching from you the profits of a deal that you have spent many days making.

If a young woman dreams that she is holding a cat, or kitten, she will be influenced into some impropriety through the treachery of others.

To dream of a clean white cat, denotes entanglements which, while seemingly harmless, will prove a source of sorrow and loss of wealth. When a merchant dreams of a cat, he should put his best energies to work, as his competitors are about to succeed in demolishing his standard of dealing, and he will be forced to other measures if he undersells others and still succeeds.

To dream of seeing a cat and snake on friendly terms signifies the beginning of an angry struggle. It denotes that an enemy is being entertained by you with the intention of using him to find out some secret which you believe concerns yourself; uneasy of his confidences given, you will endeavor to disclaim all knowledge of his actions, as you are fearful that things divulged, concerning your private life, may become public. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a celebrity symbolize power, influence, glamour and strolling down the red carpet as your greatest, most celebrated self. Because every character in your dream is you, consider that the qualities of the celebrity and the role they play in your dream are revealing an aspect of yourself.

The following is a partial list of celebrities and the archetype they typically represent.

If the celebrity of your dream does not appear in this list, consider the qualities you ascribe to them. Celebrity Jennifer Aniston George Clooney Katie Couric Simon Cowell Clint Eastwood Terry Hatcher Paris Hilton J-LO Sarah Jessica Parker Dr. Phil Alan Rickman Archetype Girl Next Door/Best Friend Dream Man-Ideal Hunk Good Mother Critic Hero Desperate Housewife/Cinderella Heiress Sex Pot Single 30-Something Woman Father Figure Villain Julia Roberts Chris Rock Howard Stern Sharon Stone Donald Trump Renee Zellweger Robin Williams Oprah Winfrey Heroine Shock-Shadow Chauvinist Femme-Fatale Billionaire/ Businessman Victim Clown Humanitarian... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreamers Dictionary

Depth Psychology: The cellar represents the place where all our memories, experiences, and our emotional garbage are stored. Dreaming about a cellar is a sign that we want to forget it, not think about any of it. However, our behavior and actions are still influenced by those energies. This “cellar” can be the source of strength as well as anguish. It is the depository of such emotions as hate, anger, fear, cravings, etc.

The dream is challenging you to “clean out your basement”—to look at issues from the past that interfere with your life. This dream symbol appears frequently and taking the advice it gives is not easy—after all “cleaning the basement” is a dirty job! See Basement, Cave, Grotto, Tomb.... Dreamers Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of chasing or of being chased signifies that you believe that what you need is out of reach, you are being seduced by the thrill of the hunt, or that you are running from an undesirable aspect of your self or from an adverse influence. Keep in mind that what you resist, persists.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of playing chess, denotes stagnation of business, dull companions, and poor health.

To dream that you lose at chess, worries from mean sources will ensue; but if you win, disagreeable influences may be surmounted.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

The Complete Dream Book

Those who see chickens in their dreams will have to fight the influence of someone they have suspected.

Eating chicken is a prediction that someone’s ¡selfishness will bring unpleasantness into your love affair.... The Complete Dream Book

Ariadne's Book of Dream

The newest heavenly body, Chiron is the sign of the wounded healer It may announce someone who has coped with a great deal of emotional pain and thus learned compassion toward others. Chiron’s appearance may call you to a healing profession It may also represent the influence of karma in your life brought up from previous incarnations or any other transgressions of your soul.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of cider, denotes fortune may be won by you if your time is not squandered upon material pleasure.

To see people drinking it, you will be under the influence of unfaithful friends.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

The Language of Dreams

(see Abyss, Balloon, Basket, Bowl, Cauldron, Chalice, Coins, Satellite Dish, Zero)

Wholeness, totality, centering. Halos, for example, symbolize spiritual wholeness and focus (see Light).

Freudian: A vaginal emblem or symbol of femininity due to its shape.

Equality and unity.

The round table of King Arthur’s court gave everyone an equal voice and symbolized the solidarity of Britain.

Protected or sacred space. In the first century B.C.E., magicians were sometimes called “circle drawers” because ritual magic uses this emblem to contain power. Similarly, % fairy ring safeguards its residents from mortals.

Going around in circles: Being trapped in progressively worse cycles, outmoded ideas, or a static lifestyle with little achievement.

A circle with a point in the center is a type of mandala emblem representing personal wholeness, order, harmony, and healing.

God or divine influences and protection. There is a Hindu saying that God is an unbroken circle without a circumference, being nowhere and everywhere.... The Language of Dreams

The Complete Dream Book

Whoever dreams of a circle should carefully avoid committing any indiscretion that might possibly influence their marital happiness.... The Complete Dream Book

Christian Dream Symbols

(dark) symbolizes Satan’s influence over a person or an area in which they live, Ps. 74:20 ... Christian Dream Symbols

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of drinking claret, denotes you will come under the influence of ennobling association.

To dream of seeing broken bottles of claret, portends you will be induced to commit immoralities by the false persuasions of deceitful persons. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream that you are in a classroom indicates that you will experience a significant event or occurrance that will have a huge influence on your future decisions.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of seeing or working with clay implies that you are a very imaginative and inventive person. It can also indicate your ability to influence or sway the opinions of others in your favor. This dream may mean that you haven’t given yourself adequate objectives to strive for. It is time to organize your life and target your priorities. In another view, clay can represent excrement or waste.

To see a clay pot in your dream is an indication of innocence, loyalty, and integrity.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of clay represent creativity, suggestibility and a vulnerability to outside influence. Consider if you are being molded or are the one doing the shaping.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream that you send for a clergyman to preach a funeral sermon, denotes that you will vainly strive against sickness and to ward off evil influences, but they will prevail in spite of your earnest endeavors.

If a young woman marries a clergyman in her dream, she will be the object of much mental distress, and the wayward hand of fortune will lead her into the morass of adversity. See Minister. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Encyclopedia of Dreams

To dream of a cloak, not a cape, pulled closely around you to keep out the weather, denotes that you will have protecting influences surrounding you for the next few days.

If you dream you have torn the garment this shows a rift in a relationship with a person who is important to you.

If you lose the cloak, then you will have a falling out with the one who loves and protects you.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

The Complete Dream Book

Black, threatening clouds foretell a new disturbing influence in your life.

To dream of seeing clouds at night is a forerunner of unpleasant discovery about one of your friends.... The Complete Dream Book

Mystic Dream Book

You will meet with people whom you have not seen for a long time. Do not let them influence you.... Mystic Dream Book

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of receiving commands, foretells you will be unwisely influenced by persons of stronger will than your own.

To read or hear the Ten Commandments read, denotes you will fall into errors from which you will hardly escape, even with the counsels of friends of wise and unerring judgment. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

The Language of Dreams

(see Compute?; Music)

Because of its shape, a compact disc may be interpreted as an alternative circle emblem.

Information crunching. Perhaps you’ve been studying too much, or trying to integrate too much data too quickly.

Technological advances and their influence in your life.

Having a lot of talents or knowledge right at your fingertips—all you need do is access it!... The Language of Dreams

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are in a hypnotic state or under the power of others, portends disastrous results, for your enemies will enthrall you; but if you hold others under a spell you will assert decided will power in governing your surroundings.

For a young woman to dream that she is under strange influences, denotes her immediate exposure to danger, and she should beware.

To dream of seeing hypnotic and slight-of-hand performances, signifies worries and perplexities in business and domestic circles, and unhealthy conditions of state. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

To see or dream that you are in a convertible, refers to your glamorous attitude. You are showing off your power and influence.... My Dream Interpretation

The Complete Dream Book

Recorking a bottle of half-used liquid points toward a love affair that will not last long but will be intense.

Trying to insert too large a cork in a bottle indicate« that ¿he enterprise you may be considering will prove to be beyond your powers of accomplishment.

Breaking a cork while withdrawing it means disappointment in love.

Pushing a cork inside a bottle foreshadows a divorce in your immediate circle of friends.

Removing the cork from a champagne bottle is an indication that you will come under the influence of acquaintances who are light-hearted and untrustworthy.... The Complete Dream Book

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Corruption denotes a tainting or spoiling, particularly of our integrity, so any such image signifies something which is imperfect or has been made so by a negative influence.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Represents a christian influence, because it has no leaven, a symbol of sin; see “baking powder”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of seeing bodies cremated, denotes enemies will reduce your influence in business circles.

To think you are being cremated, portends distinct failure in enterprises, if you mind any but your own judgment in conducting them. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Encyclopedia of Dreams

Just to see a crocodile in your dream doing nothing much but lazing around is a warning that someone is trying to adversely influence you about a matter closely related to your happiness or your income.

If the Crocodile chases you it means success magnified in your affairs.

If he catches and bites you then you are slated for disappointments in love and business but if you see the crocodile dead then your success’ will be many, and beyond your wildest hopes.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

Christian Dream Symbols

Dresser-to see a man wearing women’s clothes or a woman wearing men’s clothing during a dream is symbolic of someone who is oppressed and influenced by a demonic spirit of perversion, Deut. 22:5 ... Christian Dream Symbols

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of cross-bones, foretells you will be troubled by the evil influence of others, and prosperity will assume other than promising aspects.

To see cross-bones as a monogram on an invitation to a funeral, which was sent out by a secret order, denotes that unnecessary fears will be entertained for some person, and events will transpire seemingly harsh, but of good import to the dreamer. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of seeing a crow, betokens misfortune and grief.

To hear crows cawing, you will be influenced by others to make a bad disposal of property.

To a young man, it is indicative of his succumbing to the wiles of designing women. See Raven. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Hat. Symbolizes power, fame, and influence. Points to a high level of awareness that is related in yoga to the Crown chakra (Sahasrara). See Head, King.

Since the Middle Ages, a crown made of straw has symbolized impermanence, which still is part of today’s dream interpretation. This crown of straw also points to Harvest, meaning that experiences from the past can now become useful.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Wearing a crown in a dream means increase in money and children.

For a woman, wearing a crown means marriage to a foreigner.

For a man, wearing a crown in a dream implies overcoming false allegations.

If a merchant sees himself wearing a crown in a dream, it means loss of business and influence.

If a ruler sees himself wearing a crown in a dream, it means failure in his religious commitment.

If a king sees his crown being taken away from him in a dream, it means that he may be killed or lose his kingdom.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of crying, is a forerunner of illusory pleasures, which will subside into gloom, and distressing influences affecting for evil business engagements and domestic affairs.

To see others crying, forbodes unexpected calls for aid from you.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

To see/notice an ocean or river current in your dream, represents the direction of your life and the decisions you have made along the way. It also represents the influences in your life and how they work in guiding you through your life’s path.

If you dream of being pulled by a strong current, this may be a metaphor for something that is going on in your life at the moment. Someone or something may be exerting a strong influence on you - it is up to you whether to follow or stand your ground. Also see “Undertow.”... My Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

If seen in a dream, denotes threatening enemies.

If you wrench the dagger from the hand of another, it denotes that you will be able to counteract the influence of your enemies and overcome misfortune. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

The Language of Dreams

(see Drum, Foot, Music)

A type of passionate, sexual dream, like the Dance of the Veils in Arabia.

The act of courtship.

Joining a dance equates to integrating with a new group or situation. Watch to see how smoothly this dance progresses.

The dance of life. Consider if you are standing at the sidelines here, being a wallflower, or if you participate fully in what the music offers.

Ecstatic dance: In places like Africa and .Arabia, this type of dancing reflects religious zeal and acts as a vehicle for divine possession. So, ask yourself how much you wish to be controlled by faith, lead by convictions, and influenced by creeds.

Dancing without a partner: Either reveling in self-fulfillment, or wishing for someone with whom to share the dance floor of your life.

A representation of the universal feminine aspect through movement. In many ancient cultures, dance was part of fertility rites. In Asia, specifically, the art of belly dancing developed from this idea.

Each form of dance has specific implied or symbolic interpretive value.

For example, tap dancing can equate to side stepping the issues, whereas ballet reflects either a graceful demeanor in difficult situations or walking on tiptoe around people.... The Language of Dreams

Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dreaming of a daredevil implies that you may be allowing yourself to be unduly influenced and ultimately suppressed by another’s views.

To dream of yourself as the daredevil may be showing you that you are leaping into a situation before you have thought it through. Speaking to a daredevil within a dream suggests that heightened awareness is called for to keep you in balance.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of the dead, is usually a dream of warning.

If you see and talk with your father, some unlucky transaction is about to be made by you. Be careful how you enter into contracts, enemies are around you. Men and women are warned to look to their reputations after this dream.

To see your mother, warns you to control your inclination to cultivate morbidness and ill will towards your fellow creatures.

A brother, or other relatives or friends, denotes that you may be called on for charity or aid within a short time.

To dream of seeing the dead, living and happy, signifies you are letting wrong influences into your life, which will bring material loss if not corrected by the assumption of your own will force.

To dream that you are conversing with a dead relative, and that relative endeavors to extract a promise from you, warns you of coming distress, unless you follow the advice given you. Disastrous consequences could often be averted if minds could grasp the inner workings and sight of the higher or spiritual self.

The voice of relatives is only that higher self taking form to approach more distinctly the mind that lives near the material plane. There is so little congeniality between common or material natures that persons should depend upon their own subjectivity for true contentment and pleasure. Paracelsus says on this subject: ``It may happen that the soul of persons who have died perhaps fifty years ago may appear to us in a dream, and if it speaks to us we should pay special attention to what it says, for such a vision is not an illusion or delusion, and it is possible that a man is as much able to use his reason during the sleep of his body as when the latter is awake; and if in such a case such a soul appears to him and he asks questions, he will then hear that which is true. Through these solicitous souls we may obtain a great deal of knowledge to good or to evil things if we ask them to reveal them to us. Many persons have had such prayers granted to them. Some people that were sick have been informed during their sleep what remedies they should use, and after using the remedies, they became cured, and such things have happened not only to Christians, but also to Jews, Persians, and heathens, to good and to bad persons.’’ The writer does not hold that such knowledge is obtained from external or excarnate spirits, but rather through the personal _Spirit Glimpses_ that is in man.--AUTHOR. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

If you dreamed that you were dead, this is actually a positive omen. It symbolizes renewal and letting go of an old stage of life. This is also a common dream when you are getting over an illness, and are getting better. However, if you dreamed of dying slowly, you need to drastically change your routine and reenergize your life.

To dream that someone you care about is dead, suggests that you are lacking a certain quality that the loved one represents. Ask yourself what makes this person special or what do you like about them. It is that very quality that you are lacking in your own relationship or circumstances.

To see dead people in your dream who you do not know in real life, forewarns that you are being influenced by negative people and are hanging around the wrong crowd. This dream may also be a way for you to resolve your feelings with those who have passed on. However, if you spoke with someone who is dead, you may soon hear very good news.

To dream of someone dead coming to life again suggests that you miss them and are trying to relive your old experiences you had with them. Also look up “Zombie”... My Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Many dreams of dead people come from women who have lost their husband. It is common to have disturbing dreams for some period afterwards; or not be able to dream about the husband (or wife) at all; or to see the partner in the distance but not get near. In accepting the death, meeting any feelings of loss, grief, anger and continu­ing love, the dream may become as below.

The example both shows the resolution of the loss, but also the paradox felt at realising the meeting was an inner reality. Example: ‘A couple of months ago as I was waking I felt my husband’s arm across me and most realistically experienced my hand wrapping around his arm and turning towards him (which I had done so often in his lifetime) and saying “1 thought you had died. Thank God you have not.” Then I awoke alone and terribly shaken’ (Mrs I).

A critic might say this is only a dream in which a lonely woman is replaying memories of her dead husband’s presence for her own comfort—thus her disap­pointment on being disillusioned. Whatever our opinion, the woman has within her such memories to replay. These are reality.

The inner reality is of what experience was left within her from the relationship. Her challenge is whether she can meet this treasure with its share of pain, and draw out of it the essence which enriches her own being. That is the spiritual life of her husband.

The aliveness’ of her husband in that sense is also social, because many other people share memo­ries of him. What arises in their own lives from such memo­ries is the observable influence of the now dead person.

But the dead also touch us more mysteriously, as in the next example. Example: In a recent news programme on tele­vision, a man who survived a Japanese prisoner of war camp in Singapore had been given a photograph of children by a dying soldier he did not know.

The man had asked him to tell his family of his death, but did not give his name.

The photo­graph was kept for 40 odd years, the man still wanting to complete his promise but not knowing how. One night he dreamt he was told the man’s name. Enquiries soon found the family of the man, who had an identical photograph. See husband under family. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

My Dream Interpretation

To see dead people in your dream, forewarns that you are being influenced by negative people and are hanging around the wrong crowd. This dream may also be a way for you to resolve your feelings with those who have passed on.

If you spoke with someone who is dead, you will soon hear very good news.... My Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of seeing any of your people dead, warns you of coming dissolution or sorrow. Disappointments always follow dreams of this nature.

To hear of any friend or relative being dead, you will soon have bad news from some of them. Dreams relating to death or dying, unless they are due to spiritual causes, are misleading and very confusing to the novice in dream lore when he attempts to interpret them.

A man who thinks intensely fills his aura with thought or subjective images active with the passions that gave them birth; by thinking and acting on other lines, he may supplant these images with others possessed of a different form and nature. In his dreams he may see these images dying, dead or their burial, and mistake them for friends or enemies. In this way he may, while asleep, see himself or a relative die, when in reality he has been warned that some good thought or deed is to be supplanted by an evil one.

To illustrate: If it is a dear friend or relative whom he sees in the agony of death, he is warned against immoral or other improper thought and action, but if it is an enemy or some repulsive object dismantled in death, he may overcome his evil ways and thus give himself or friends cause for joy. Often the end or beginning of suspense or trials are foretold by dreams of this nature. They also frequently occur when the dreamer is controlled by imaginary states of evil or good.

A man in that state is not himself, but is what the dominating influences make him. He may be warned of approaching conditions or his extrication from the same. In our dreams we are closer to our real self than in waking life.

The hideous or pleasing incidents seen and heard about us in our dreams are all of our own making, they reflect the true state of our soul and body, and we cannot flee from them unless we drive them out of our being by the use of good thoughts and deeds, by the power of the spirit within us. See Corpse. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Death in the dream symbolises corruption of a person’s Deen while there will be glory, rank and honour for him in the world if such death is not accompanied by mourning, weeping, the carrying of a bier or corpse or the act of burying.

If the corpse is seen as buried, it means there is no more hope for the improvement of his Deeni matters: the devil will take charge of his life and he will be overwhelmed by the quest of material wealth. Also the same number of people will be influence by the dreamer who number he had seen following his bier. He will dominated and subjugates them.

On the contrary, if death is not accompanied by anything that suggest burial, mourning, weeping, giving of ghusl, takfeen, the carrying of the bier or corpse, it may mean that a portion of his house will be destroyed, or its wall or its timber will fall down. Some interpreters have said that perhaps he will weaken in the matter of his Deen and he will lose his insight and prudence.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Christian Dream Symbols

To dream of someone dying may be a warning of impending physical death. Death may also symbolize a person’s need for a spiritual awakening, Eph. 2:5. Dreaming of death may also be caused by demonic influences ... Christian Dream Symbols

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

The symbols of death or the fear of death can be: sunset; evening; a crossed river or falling in a river, a skeleton; snarling dogs; sleep; anaesthetic; gravestones; ceme­tery; blackness, or something black; ace of spades; a fallen mirror; stopped clock; a pulled tooth; an empty abyss, the chill wind; falling leaves; a withering plant; an empty house; a lightning-struck tree; coffin; struggling breaths; the dead ani­mal in the gutter; the rotting carcass, underground; the depths of the sea; the Void.

What lies beyond death is conjecture, but the archetype of death we are considering is not completely about physical death. It is about our observation of it in others; our concep­tions of it gained from our culture and our impressions; the feelings which generate around our experiences and thoughts; our attempts to deal with our own aging and approach to death, plus what material the deeper strata of our unconscious release regarding it. It is about how our sense of conscious personal existence meets the prospect of its disintegration.

Unless we can come to terms with what is behind the haunting images of death we meet in our dreams, we fail to live fully and daringly, we are too haunted by death lurking in the shadows of injury and the unknown. Images of death and the associated emotions, carried within for years, can have a negative influence on our health. Coming to terms means the courage to feel the emotions of fear or chill and discover them for what they are—emotions. They are certainly not death, only our feelings about it.

The differences shown in the two following examples illustrate the avoiding and the meeting. Example: 4So to get to the bedroom I had to jump across this gap. I tried to jump but missed and I fell and hit the bottom.

The next thing I remember was I was floating up. I looked down and saw myself lying face down with arms spread out and I suddenly realised I was dead. I was so frightened that I woke up. I had the feelings of fear of dying, but I felt no pain’ (Cath). Example: “Suddenly I was in a huge underground cav­ern. It was hundreds of feet high and as wide. It had two great statues in it, both to do with death.

The whole place overpow­ered me with a sense of decay and skeletal death, darkness, underground, earth, the end. I cried out in the dismal cave, “Death, where is your sting! Grave, where is your victory!” I immediately had the sense of being a bodiless awareness. I knew this was what occurred at death. Fear and the sense of decay left me’ (Andrew).

Summarising these and many other dreams, it is not only the accumulated images of death, but also bodilessness and loss of power and identity which bring so much fear. There are two antipodes of human experience. At the tip of one is focused self-determining self consciousness. At the tip of the other is unfocused void without identity. Strangely enough we experience both each day in some degree—the first while awake, the second when we sleep. Yet to face the second with consciousness feels like all the horrors of death and loss. Yet facing it is important, especially to the second half of life.

The symbols of rebirth are: the cave; an egg; spring; the tree; the cross; dawn; emerging out of the sea; the snake; the bird; a seed; arising from the earth or faeces; green shoot from a dead branch; phoenix; flame; a pearl; the womb. Rebirth is as difficult to face as death. It holds within it not just the memones of the struggles and difficulties of our own physical birth and growth, but also the challenge of becoming the un­known future, the dark possibility, the new.

The dream of Andrew in the underground cavern is an example of positive rebirth. After realising himself as bodiless awareness he emerges from the cave and finds himself near a tree. Example: ‘A tremendous jolt of power poured into me from the tree. I saw that we had arrived at a place where a line of trees, about a 100 yards in length, stood very close together in a slight semicircle on the top of a bank.

The trees had great spiritual power and the place was a holy temple. Two spiritual beings were there—an ancient Earth Being, and Christ’ (Andrew).

The next example is of a dream typical of meeting memo­ries of physical birth. As can be seen, the experience is pow­erful enough to cause physical shaking. Example: All I can see of what I enter is a very narrow space with a light showing through. But immediately I enter I realise I have made a mis­take for I am being forced swiftly through a dark, very narrow tunnel. I feel pain as I am dragged along and I hear loud banging noises which frighten me, but although they are loud they seem to come from inside my head. I feel terrified and breathless and very relieved when I wake before reaching the end of the tunnel. In fact as I write this account I am shiver­ing” (female, anon). ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Encyclopedia of Dreams

If you should dream of a deceased person and this person speaks only to you, pay close attention to what the spirit is telling you as it could be very important to you.

To dream of seeing a deceased person is normally a dream of warning, and it tells you that the influences around you at this time does not bode well for your affairs, and you should not enter into any binding contracts or verbal agreements until this phase passes.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Usually we live on the surface of our mind. In sleep we dive down deeper but lose our sense of self.

If we maintain some awareness in these deeps of the mind, it is somewhat like snorkelling in deep sea; we realise what immense and unbelievable depths lie beneath us. Dreams often portray this as depth—a hole, deep water, a chasm; space; our non-verbal life in the womb, or early childhood, which is remembered as patterns of feeling reaction rather than verbal utterance. In the depths we may find gems, skeletons, archaeological objects, and these relate to the memory of our evolutionary past, fam­ily influences we carry within us unknown. Deep cuts: sug­gests a hurt which penetrates us; or emotions which affect us powerfully. Idioms: in deep water, in the deep end; deeply troubled; deeply hurt. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Position

1- When we dream of the deep we are usually considering past family influences of which we mav not be consciously mindful.

2- We may be trying to understand archetypal patterns which have not been recognisable in the past.

There may be information available to us which we can only understand through being able to appreciate our own emotions.

3- The Unknown, and therefore the unfathomable, is often symbolised by depth in some way - deep water, deep underground etc.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: When we dream of the deep we are usually considering past family influences of which we may not be consciously aware. Patterns of behaviour are often repeated in families and it takes some dredging through family stories and myths to have us recognize such patterns.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Trying to throw one off track; a bad influence... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Dreamers Dictionary

Depth Psychology: Dreaming about destruction reflects dashed hopes, withered emotions, or loss of convictions. Sometimes the dream refers to negative influences (from people , work, or home) that could destroy you.

For more information take a good look at the rest of the dream symbols.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The devil is a symbol of confusion, darkness, and death. Vision: Seeing the devil: you are either too preoccupied with negative thoughts or someone around you has a diabolical influence on you that is threatening your serenity. You are faced with temptations that could have serious consequences. Don’t give in—even if your own weaknesses make it hard for you to resist.

Depth Psychology: Satan is a symbol of a purely egotistical side of your unconscious, or of your fears, passions, rages, or hates. These energies always lead to internal and/or external conflicts and need to be redirected—the sooner the better.

If Satan appears in your dreams: while you reject some of these feelings, they are, nevertheless, reflected in what you do and how you behave (which you usually regret afterward). See Demon.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Has a number of influences: light, life, the sun, durability, incorruptibility, loyalty, sincerity and innocence.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Dinosaurs take you into prehistoric experiences and reflect the imprint of your history on the psyche.

The dinosaurs’ power lingers even after they have become extinct. In other words, a dinosaur may come to represent an old idea, belief, or pattern that still hugely influences you. Even though it may be outmoded or archaic, you may still be clinging to that which thwarts your evolution and growth.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

To remove one’s controlling power or influence... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a disease symbolize that you’ve been going against your grain, ignoring your instincts and indulging in fearful thoughts. You are venting out a negative influence that someone or something has had on you as you realize that your thoughts have a viral effect on everyone around you. This dream may be a message for you to take care of your health in order to avoid challenges that could arise from an imbalance.

If you are dealing with an actual disease, this dream could be helping you to heal or gain an insight into its remedy. See Disease, Sick and Venting Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations

About Dream Interpretation

The Scientific Literature of Dream-Problems I shall begin by giving a short account of the views of earlier writers on this subject and of the status of the dream-problem in contemporary science; since in the course of this treatise, I shall not often have occasion to refer to either. In spite of thousands of years of endeavour, little progress has been made in the scientific understanding of dreams. This fact has been so universally acknowledged by previous writers on the subject that it seems hardly necessary to quote individual opinions.

The reader will find, in many stimulating observations, and plenty of interesting material relating to our subject, but little or nothing that concerns the true nature of the dream, or that solves definitely any of its enigmas.

The educated layman, of course, knows even less of the matter. The conception of the dream that was held in prehistoric ages by primitive peoples, and the influence which it may have exerted on the formation of their conceptions of the universe, and of the soul, is a theme of such great interest that it is only with reluctance that I refrain from dealing with it in these pages. I will refer the reader to the well-known works of Sir John Lubbock (Lord Avebury), Herbert Spencer, E. B. Tylor and other writers; I will only add that we shall not realise the importance of these problems and speculations until we have completed the task of dream interpretation that lies before us. A reminiscence of the concept of the dream that was held in primitive times seems to underlie the evaluation of the dream which was current among the peoples of classical antiquity.[1] They took it for granted that dreams were related to the world of the supernatural beings in whom they believed, and that they brought inspirations from the gods and demons. Moreover, it appeared to them that dreams must serve a special purpose in respect of the dreamer; that, as a rule, they predicted the future.

The extraordinary variations in the content of dreams, and in the impressions which they produced on the dreamer, made it, of course, very difficult to formulate a coherent conception of them, and necessitated manifold differentiations and group-formations, according to their value and reliability.

The valuation of dreams by the individual philosophers of antiquity naturally depended on the importance which they were prepared to attribute to manticism in general. In the two works of Aristotle in which there is mention of dreams, they are already regarded as constituting a problem of psychology. We are told that the dream is not god-sent, that it is not of divine but of daimonic origin.

For nature is really daimonic, not divine; that is to say, the dream is not a supernatural revelation, but is subject to the laws of the human spirit, which has, of course, a kinship with the divine.

The dream is defined as the psychic activity of the sleeper, inasmuch as he is asleep. Aristotle was acquainted with some of the characteristics of the dream-life; for example, he knew that a dream converts the slight sensations perceived in sleep into intense sensations (‘one imagines that one is walking through fire, and feels hot, if this or that part of the body becomes only quite slightly warm’), which led him to conclude that dreams might easily betray to the physician the first indications of an incipient physical change which escaped observation during the day.[2] As has been said, those writers of antiquity who preceded Aristotle did not regard the dream as a product of the dreaming psyche, but as an inspiration of divine origin, and in ancient times, the two opposing tendencies which we shall find throughout the ages in respect of the evaluation of the dream-life, were already perceptible.

The ancients distinguished between the true and valuable dreams which were sent to the dreamer as warnings, or to foretell future events, and the vain, fraudulent and empty dreams, whose object was to misguide him or lead him to destruction. The pre-scientific conception of the dream which obtained among the ancients was, of course, in perfect keeping with their general conception of the universe, which was accustomed to project as an external reality that which possessed reality only in the life of the psyche. Further, it accounted for the main impression made upon the waking life by the morning memory of the dream; for in this memory the dream, as compared with the rest of the psychic content, seems to be something alien, coming, as it were, from another world. It would be an error to suppose that the theory of the supernatural origin of dreams lacks followers even in our own times; for quite apart from pietistic and mystical writers -- who cling, as they are perfectly justified in doing, to the remnants of the once predominant realm of the supernatural until these remnants have been swept away by scientific explanation -- we not infrequently find that quite intelligent persons, who in other respects are averse to anything of a romantic nature, go so far as to base their religious belief in the existence and co-operation of superhuman spiritual powers on the inexplicable nature of the phenomena of dreams (Haffner).

The validity ascribed to the dream life by certain schools of philosophy -- for example, by the school of Schelling -- is a distinct reminiscence of the undisputed belief in the divinity of dreams which prevailed in antiquity; and for some thinkers, the mantic or prophetic power of dreams is still a subject of debate. This is due to the fact that the explanations attempted by psychology are too inadequate to cope with the accumulated material, however strongly the scientific thinker may feel that such superstitious doctrines should be repudiated. To write a history of our scientific knowledge of the dream problem is extremely difficult, because, valuable though this knowledge may be in certain respects, no real progress in a definite direction is as yet discernible. No real foundation of verified results has hitherto been established on which future investigators might continue to build. Every new author approaches the same problems afresh, and from the very beginning.

If I were to enumerate such authors in chronological order, giving a survey of the opinions which each has held concerning the problems of the dream, I should be quite unable to draw a clear and complete picture of the present state of our knowledge on the subject. I have therefore preferred to base my method of treatment on themes rather than on authors, and in attempting the solution of each problem of the dream, I shall cite the material found in the literature of the subject. But as I have not succeeded in mastering the whole of this literature -- for it is widely dispersed and interwoven with the literature of other subjects -- I must ask my readers to rest content with my survey as it stands, provided that no fundamental fact or important point of view has been overlooked. In a supplement to a later German edition, the author adds: I shall have to justify myself for not extending my summary of the literature of dream problems to cover the period between first appearance of this book and the publication of the second edition. This justification may not seem very satisfactory to the reader; none the less, to me it was decisive.

The motives which induced me to summarise the treatment of dreams in the literature of the subject have been exhausted by the foregoing introduction; to have continued this would have cost me a great deal of effort and would not have been particularly useful or instructive.

For the interval in question -- a period of nine years -- has yielded nothing new or valuable as regards the conception of dreams, either in actual material or in novel points of view. In most of the literature which has appeared since the publication of my own work, the latter has not been mentioned or discussed; it has, of course, received the least attention from the so-called ‘research workers on dreams’, who have thus afforded a brilliant example of the aversion to learning anything new so characteristic of the scientist. ‘Les savants ne sont pas curieux’, said the scoffer, Anatole France.

If there were such a thing in science as the right of revenge, I, in my turn, should be justified in ignoring the literature which has appeared since the publication of this book.

The few reviews which have appeared in the scientific journals are so full of misconceptions and lack of comprehension that my only possible answer to my critics would be a request that they should read this book over again -- or perhaps merely that they should read it! And in a supplement to the fourth German edition which appeared in 1914, a year after I published the first English translation of this work, he writes: Since then, the state of affairs has certainly undergone a change; my contribution to the ‘interpretation of dreams’ is no longer ignored in the literature of the subject. But the new situation makes it even more impossible to continue the foregoing summary.

The Interpretation of Dreams has evoked a whole series of new contentions and problems, which have been expounded by the authors in the most varied fashions. But I cannot discuss these works until I have developed the theories to which their authors have referred. Whatever has appeared to me as valuable in this recent literature, I have accordingly reviewed in the course of the following exposition.... About Dream Interpretation

About Dream Interpretation

The Scientific Literature of Dream-Problems

I shall begin by giving a short account of the views of earlier writers on this subject and of the status of the dream-problem in contemporary science; since in the course of this treatise, I shall not often have occasion to refer to either. In spite of thousands of years of endeavour, little progress has been made in the scientific understanding of dreams. This fact has been so universally acknowledged by previous writers on the subject that it seems hardly necessary to quote individual opinions.

The reader will find, in many stimulating observations, and plenty of interesting material relating to our subject, but little or nothing that concerns the true nature of the dream, or that solves definitely any of its enigmas.

The educated layman, of course, knows even less of the matter. The conception of the dream that was held in prehistoric ages by primitive peoples, and the influence which it may have exerted on the formation of their conceptions of the universe, and of the soul, is a theme of such great interest that it is only with reluctance that I refrain from dealing with it in these pages. I will refer the reader to the well-known works of Sir John Lubbock (Lord Avebury), Herbert Spencer, E. B. Tylor and other writers; I will only add that we shall not realise the importance of these problems and speculations until we have completed the task of dream interpretation that lies before us. A reminiscence of the concept of the dream that was held in primitive times seems to underlie the evaluation of the dream which was current among the peoples of classical antiquity.[1] They took it for granted that dreams were related to the world of the supernatural beings in whom they believed, and that they brought inspirations from the gods and demons. Moreover, it appeared to them that dreams must serve a special purpose in respect of the dreamer; that, as a rule, they predicted the future.

The extraordinary variations in the content of dreams, and in the impressions which they produced on the dreamer, made it, of course, very difficult to formulate a coherent conception of them, and necessitated manifold differentiations and group-formations, according to their value and reliability.

The valuation of dreams by the individual philosophers of antiquity naturally depended on the importance which they were prepared to attribute to manticism in general. In the two works of Aristotle in which there is mention of dreams, they are already regarded as constituting a problem of psychology. We are told that the dream is not god-sent, that it is not of divine but of daimonic origin.

For nature is really daimonic, not divine; that is to say, the dream is not a supernatural revelation, but is subject to the laws of the human spirit, which has, of course, a kinship with the divine.

The dream is defined as the psychic activity of the sleeper, inasmuch as he is asleep. Aristotle was acquainted with some of the characteristics of the dream-life; for example, he knew that a dream converts the slight sensations perceived in sleep into intense sensations (‰_÷one imagines that one is walking through fire, and feels hot, if this or that part of the body becomes only quite slightly warm‰_ª), which led him to conclude that dreams might easily betray to the physician the first indications of an incipient physical change which escaped observation during the day.[2] As has been said, those writers of antiquity who preceded Aristotle did not regard the dream as a product of the dreaming psyche, but as an inspiration of divine origin, and in ancient times, the two opposing tendencies which we shall find throughout the ages in respect of the evaluation of the dream-life, were already perceptible.

The ancients distinguished between the true and valuable dreams which were sent to the dreamer as warnings, or to foretell future events, and the vain, fraudulent and empty dreams, whose object was to misguide him or lead him to destruction. The pre-scientific conception of the dream which obtained among the ancients was, of course, in perfect keeping with their general conception of the universe, which was accustomed to project as an external reality that which possessed reality only in the life of the psyche. Further, it accounted for the main impression made upon the waking life by the morning memory of the dream; for in this memory the dream, as compared with the rest of the psychic content, seems to be something alien, coming, as it were, from another world. It would be an error to suppose that the theory of the supernatural origin of dreams lacks followers even in our own times; for quite apart from pietistic and mystical writers -- who cling, as they are perfectly justified in doing, to the remnants of the once predominant realm of the supernatural until these remnants have been swept away by scientific explanation -- we not infrequently find that quite intelligent persons, who in other respects are averse to anything of a romantic nature, go so far as to base their religious belief in the existence and co-operation of superhuman spiritual powers on the inexplicable nature of the phenomena of dreams (Haffner).

The validity ascribed to the dream life by certain schools of philosophy -- for example, by the school of Schelling -- is a distinct reminiscence of the undisputed belief in the divinity of dreams which prevailed in antiquity; and for some thinkers, the mantic or prophetic power of dreams is still a subject of debate. This is due to the fact that the explanations attempted by psychology are too inadequate to cope with the accumulated material, however strongly the scientific thinker may feel that such superstitious doctrines should be repudiated. To write a history of our scientific knowledge of the dream problem is extremely difficult, because, valuable though this knowledge may be in certain respects, no real progress in a definite direction is as yet discernible. No real foundation of verified results has hitherto been established on which future investigators might continue to build. Every new author approaches the same problems afresh, and from the very beginning.

If I were to enumerate such authors in chronological order, giving a survey of the opinions which each has held concerning the problems of the dream, I should be quite unable to draw a clear and complete picture of the present state of our knowledge on the subject. I have therefore preferred to base my method of treatment on themes rather than on authors, and in attempting the solution of each problem of the dream, I shall cite the material found in the literature of the subject. But as I have not succeeded in mastering the whole of this literature -- for it is widely dispersed and interwoven with the literature of other subjects -- I must ask my readers to rest content with my survey as it stands, provided that no fundamental fact or important point of view has been overlooked. In a supplement to a later German edition, the author adds: I shall have to justify myself for not extending my summary of the literature of dream problems to cover the period between first appearance of this book and the publication of the second edition. This justification may not seem very satisfactory to the reader; none the less, to me it was decisive.

The motives which induced me to summarise the treatment of dreams in the literature of the subject have been exhausted by the foregoing introduction; to have continued this would have cost me a great deal of effort and would not have been particularly useful or instructive.

For the interval in question -- a period of nine years -- has yielded nothing new or valuable as regards the conception of dreams, either in actual material or in novel points of view. In most of the literature which has appeared since the publication of my own work, the latter has not been mentioned or discussed; it has, of course, received the least attention from the so-called ‰_÷research workers on dreams‰_ª, who have thus afforded a brilliant example of the aversion to learning anything new so characteristic of the scientist. ‰_÷Les savants ne sont pas curieux‰_ª, said the scoffer, Anatole France.

If there were such a thing in science as the right of revenge, I, in my turn, should be justified in ignoring the literature which has appeared since the publication of this book.

The few reviews which have appeared in the scientific journals are so full of misconceptions and lack of comprehension that my only possible answer to my critics would be a request that they should read this book over again -- or perhaps merely that they should read it! And in a supplement to the fourth German edition which appeared in 1914, a year after I published the first English translation of this work, he writes: Since then, the state of affairs has certainly undergone a change; my contribution to the ‰_÷interpretation of dreams‰_ª is no longer ignored in the literature of the subject. But the new situation makes it even more impossible to continue the foregoing summary.

The Interpretation of Dreams has evoked a whole series of new contentions and problems, which have been expounded by the authors in the most varied fashions. But I cannot discuss these works until I have developed the theories to which their authors have referred. Whatever has appeared to me as valuable in this recent literature, I have accordingly reviewed in the course of the following exposition.... About Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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

Little Giant Encyclopedia

The animal without trickery. As with all Birds, a symbol of sexuality as well as intellectual euphoria and ecstasy.

A symbol of peace and creative thoughts. Doves can also be experienced as spirits or demons that one is unable to shed. In that sense, the dove is also a symbol of fear and disgust.

In the Christian Church the white dove is the symbol for the Holy Ghost and is usually female. According to Early Christian understanding, the dove is also the opposite of the Snake. According to Jewish tradition, the dove is the messenger of God. Today the “Christian- influenced” image of the dove of peace is a particularly favorite notion, as described in the best-selling book Jonathan Livingston Seagull.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are dragging something, indicates your struggles with getting things accomplished. It may represent your responsibilities, relationships, or situations which you should unload or let go. There may be a clue in what or who you are dragging in the dream.

If you dream of someone else dragging you, you are resisiting the influence of another. You may feel stressed out by other people’s expectations of you, or want to avoid getting involved in a particular situation.... My Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Sigmund Freud was the founder of modern therapeutic analysis of dreams. Freud encouraged clients to relax on a couch and allow free associations to arise in con­nection with aspects of their dream. In this way he helped the person move from the surface images (manifest content) of the dream to the underlying emotions, fantasies and wishes (latent content), often connected with early childhood. Be­cause dreams use condensation—a mass of different ideas or experiences all represented by one dream image or event— Freud stated that the manifest content was meagre’ compared with the ‘richness and variety’ of latent content.

If one suc­ceeds in touching the feelings and memories usually con­nected with a dream image, this becomes apparent because of the depth of insight and experience which arises. Although ideally the Freudian analyst helps the client discover their own experience of their dream, it can occur that the analyst puts to the client readymade views of the dream. Out of this has occurred the idea of someone else ‘analysing or telling us about our dream.

Carl Jung used a different approach. He applied amplifica­tion (see entry), helped the client explore their associations, used active imagination (see entry) and stuck to the structure of the dream. Because amplification also put to the client the information and experience of the therapist, again the dreamwork can be largely verbal and intellectual, rather than experiential.

In the approach of Fritz Perls (gestalt therapy) and Moreno (psychodrama), dream analysis is almost entirely experiential.

The person exploring the dream acts out or verbalises each role or aspect of the dream.

If one dreamt of a house, in gestalt one might stan by saying I am a house’ and then go on to describe oneself just as one is as the particular house in the dream. It is important, even if the house were one existing externally, not to attempt a description of the external house, but to stay with the house as it was in the dream. This is like amplification, except the client gives all the information. This can be a very dramatic and emotional experience because we begin consciously to touch the immense realms of experience usually hidden behind the image. When successful this leads to personal insights into behaviour and creativity. See dream processing; amplification; gestalt dream work.

dream as a meeting place Any two people, or group of people who share their dreams, particularly if they explore the associated feelings and thoughts connected with the dream images, achieve social intimacy quickly. Whether it is a family sharing their dreams, or two fnends, an environment can be created in which the most profound feelings, painful and wonderful, can be allowed. Such exposure of the usually pri­vate areas of one s feelings and fears often presents new infor­mation to the dreamer, and also allows ventilation of what may never have been consciously expressed before. In doing so a healing release is reached, but also greater self under­standing and the opportunity to think over or reconsider what is discovered.

Herbert Reed, editor of the dream magazine Sundance, and resident in Virginia Beach, Va., initiated group dreaming ex­periments. It started because Reed noticed that in the dream groups he was running, when one of the group aired a prob­lem, other members would subsequently dream about that person’s problem. He went on to suggest the group should attempt this purposely and the resulting dreams shared to see if they helped the person with the problem.

The reported dreams often formed a more detailed view of the person’s situation. In one instance the group experienced many dream images of water. It aided the woman who was seeking help to admit she had a phobia of water and to begin thinking about learning to swim. In another experiment, a woman presented the problem of indecision about what college to transfer to and what to study. Her group subsequently said they were confused because they had not dreamt about school. Several had dreams about illicit sex. though, which led the woman to admit she was having an affair with a married man. She went on to realise that it was the affair which was underlying her indecision. She chose to end the affair and further her career.

Whatever may be underlying the results of Reed’s expen- ments, it is noticeably helpful to use the basic principles he is working with. They can be used by two people equally as well as a group—by a parent and child, wife and husband, busi­nessman and employee. One sets out to dream about each other through mutual agreement. Like any undertaking, the involvement, and therefore the results, are much more pro­nounced if there is an issue of reasonable importance behind the experiment. It helps if one imagines that during sleep you are going to meet each other to consider what is happening between you. Then sleep, and on waking take time to recall any dream. Note it down, even if it seems far removed from what you expected. Then explore its content using the tech­niques in dream processing.

Example: My wife and I decided to attempt to meet in our dreams. I dreamt I was in a room similar to the back bedroom of my previous marnage. My present wife was with me. She asked me to help her move the wardrobe. It reminded me of, but did not look like, the one which had been in that bed­room. I stood with my back to it, and reached my hands up to press on the top, inside. In this way I carried it to another wall. As I put it down the wood broke. I felt it ought to be thrown away’ (Thomas B). Thomas explored the dream and found he connected feelings about his first marriage with the wardrobe and bedroom. In fact the shabby wardrobe was Tom’s feelings of shabbiness at having divorced his first wife. In his first marriage, represented by the bedroom, he always felt he was married for life. In divorcing, he had done some­thing he didn’t like and was carrying it about with him. He says ‘1 am carrying this feeling of shabbiness and second best into my present relationship, and I need to get rid of it.’

dream as a spiritual guide Dreams have always been con­nected with the spiritual side of human experience, even though today many spiritual leaders disagree with consider­ation of dreams. Because dreams put the dreamer in touch with the source of their own internal wisdom and certainty, some conflict has existed between authoritative priesthood and public dreaming.

A lay person finding their own ap­proach to God in a dream might question the authority of the priests. No doubt people frequently made up dreams about God in order to be listened to. Nevertheless, despite opposi­tion, Matthew still dreamt of an angel appearing to him, Jo­seph was still warned by God to move Jesus; Peter still dreamt his dream of the unclean animals.

The modern scientific approach has placed large question marks against the concept of the human spirit. Study of the brain’s functions and biochemical activities have led to a sense of human personality being wholly a series of biological and biochemical events.

The results of this in the relationship between doctor and patient, psychiatrist and client, some­times results in the communication of human personality be­ing of little consequence. It may not be put into words, but the intimation is that if one is depressed it is a biochemical prob­lem or a brain malfunction.

If one is withdrawn or autistic, it is not that there is a vital centre of personality which has for some reason chosen to avoid contact, but that a biochemical or physiological problem is the cause—it’s nothing personal, take this pill (to change the biochemistry, because you are not really a person). Of course we have to accept that human personality must sometimes face the tragedy of biochemical malfunction, but we also need to accept that biochemical and physiological process can be changed by human will and courage.

In attempting to find what the human spirit is by looking at dreams, creativity stands out.

The spiritual nature may not be what we have traditionally considered it to be.

An overview of dreams and how dreamers relate to them suggests one amaz­ing fact. Let us call it the ‘seashell effect’. When we hear sounds in a shell that we hold to our ear, the noises heard seem exterior to oneself, yet they are most likely amplification of sounds created in our own ear, perhaps by the passage of blood. Imagine an electronic arcade machine which the player could sit in and, when running, the player could be engulfed in images, sounds, smell and sensation. At first there is shim­mering darkness, then a sound, and lights move. Is it a face seen, or a creature. Like Rorschach’s ink blots, the person creates figures and scenes out of the shapeless light and sound.

A devil appears which terrifies the player. People, de­mons, animals, God and angels appear and fade. Scenes are clearcut or a maelstrom of movement and ill-defined activity. Events arise showing every and any aspect of human experi­ence. Nothing is impossible.

If, on stepping out, we told the player that what occurred was all their own creation due to unconscious feelings, fears, habits, thoughts and physiological processes occurring within them, like the seashell effect, they might say ‘Good God, is that all it was, and I thought it was real. What a waste of time.’

Whether we can accept it or not, as a species we have created out of our own longings, fears, pain and perhaps vi­sion, God, with many different names—politics, money, dev­ils, nationalism, angels, an, and so on and on. All of it has flowed out of us. Perhaps we even deny we are the authors of the Bible, wars, social environments. Responsibility is diffi­cult. It is easier to believe the source is outside oneself. And if we do take responsibility for our amazing creativity, we may feel ‘is that all it is—me?’ Yet out of such things, such fears, such drives, such unconscious patterns as we shape our dreams with, we shape our life and fonune, we shape our children, we shape the world and our future.

The shadow of fear we create in our dream, the situation of aloneness and anger, becomes a pattern of feelings, real in its world of mind. We create a monster, a Djinn, a devil, which then haunts and influences us. Or with feelings of hope, of purposiveness and love, create other forces in us and the world. But we are the creator. We are in no way separate from the forces which create our existence. We are those creative forces. In the deep­est sense, not just as an ego, we create ourselves, and we go on creating ourselves. We are the God humanity has looked so long for.

The second aspect of the human spirit demonstrated by dreams is consciousness.

The unconscious mind, if its func­tion is not clogged with a backlog of undealt with painful childhood experience and nonfunctional premises, has a pro­pensity to form gestalts. It takes pieces of experience and fits them together to form a whole. This is illustrated by how we form gestalts when viewing newsprint photographs, which are made up of many small dots. Our mind fits them together and sees them as a whole, giving meaning where there are only dots. When the human mind is working well, when the indi­vidual can face a wide range of emotions, from fear and pain to ecstasy, this process of forming gestalts can operate very creatively. This is because it needs conscious involvement, and if the personality is frightened of deep feeling, the uniting of deeply infantile and often disturbing cxpcrience is cut out. Yet these areas are very rich mines of information, containing our most fundamental learning.

If the process is working well, then one’s expenence is gradually transformed into insights which transcend and thereby transform one s personal life.

For instance, we have witnessed our own binh in some manner, we also see many others appeanng as babies. We see people ageing, dying. We see millions of events in our life and in others.

The uncon­scious, deeply versed in imagery, ritual and body language, out of which it creates its dreams, picks up information from music, architecture, traditional rituals, people walking in the street, the unspoken world of parental influence.

The sources are massive, unbelievable. And out of it all our mind creates meaning. Like a process of placing face over face over face until a composite face is formed, a synthesis of all the faces; so the unconscious scans all this information and creates a world view, a concept of life and death.

The archetypes Jung talks of are perhaps the resulting synthesis of our own expenence, reaching points others have met also.

If so, then Chnst might be our impression of humanity as a whole.

If we dare to touch such a synthesis of experience it may be seanng, breathtaking.

It breaks the boundaries of our present personality and con­cepts because it transcends. It shatters us to let the new vision emerge. It reaches, it soars, like an eagle flying above the single events of life. Perhaps because of this the great hawk of ancient Egypt represented the human spirit.

Lastly, humans have always been faced by the impossible.

To a baby, walking and not wetting its pants is impossible, but with many a fall and accident it does the impossible. It is a god in its achievement.

To talk, to fly heavier-than-air planes, to walk on the Moon, were all impossible. Humans challenge the impossible every day. Over and over they fall, back into defeat. Many lie there broken. Yet with the next moment along come youngsters with no more sense than grasshoppers, and because they don’t know what the differ­ence is between right and left, do the impossible. Out of the infinite potential, the great unknown, they draw something new. With hope, with folly, with a wisdom they gain from who knows where, they demand more. And it’s a common everyday son of miracle. Mothers do it constantly for their children—transcending themselves. Lovers go through hell and heaven for each other and flower beyond who they were. You and I grow old on it as our daily bread, yet fail to see how holy it is. And if we turn away from it, it is because it offers no certainties, gives no authority, claims no reward. It is the spir­itual life of people on the street. And our dreams remember, even if we fail.

For this is the body and blood of the human spirit.

dream as a therapist and healer There is a long tradition of using dreams as a base for both physical and psychological healing. One of the earliest recorded incidents of such healing is when Pharaoh’s ‘spirit was troubled, and he sent for all the magicians of Egypt and all its wise men; and Pharaoh told them his dream, but there was none who could interpret it’. Then Joseph revealed the meaning of the dream and so the healing of Pharaoh’s troubled mind took place (Genesis 41).

The Greek Temples of Asclepius were devoted to using dreams as a base for healing of body and mind (see dreams and ancient Greece).

The Iroquois Amerindians used a social form of dream therapy also (see Iroquoian dream cult).

The dream process was used much more widely throughout his­tory in such practices as Pentecostal Christianity, shaktipat yoga in India, and Anton Mesmer’s groups (see sleep move­ments).

Sigmund Freud pioneered the modern approach to the use of dreams in therapy, but many different approaches have developed since his work. Examples of the therapeutic action of gaining insight into dreams are to be found in the entnes on abreaction, recurring dreams, reptiles.

The entry on dream processing gives information about using a dream to gain insight and healing. See also dream as meeting place.

A feature which people who use their dreams as a thera­peutic tool mention again and again is how dreams empower them. Many of us have an unconscious feeling that any impor­tant healing work regarding our body and mind can only be undertaken and directed by an expert, the expert might be a doctor, a psychiatrist, psychotherapist, or osteopath. Witness­ing the result of their own dream process, even if helped by an expert, people feel in touch with a wonderful internal process which is working actively for their own good. One woman, who had worked on her dream with the help of a fnend (non expert), said It gave me great confidence in my own internal process. I realised there was something powerful in myself working for my own good. It was a feeling of cooperating with life.’ One is frequently amazed by one’s own resources of wisdom, penetrating insight and sense of connection with life, as met in dreamwork. This is how dreams play a pan in helping one towards wholeness and balance.

The growing awareness of one’s central view of things, which is so wide, piercing and often humorous, brings developing self respect as the saga of one’s dreams unfolds.

There may be no hint of this, however, if a person simply records their dreams without attempting to find a deeply felt contact with their contents. It is in the searching for associ­ated feelings and ideas that the work of integrating the many strands of one’s life begins. Gradually one weaves, through a co-operative action with the dream process, a greater unifica­tion of the dark and the light, the painful and transcendent in one’s nature.

The result is an extraordinary process of educa­tion. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

DreamPedia

Dream Interpretation / Dream Dictionary / Dream Meanings Knowledge is power, so learn to understand the mysteries that are hidden in your dreams. Our dreams contain the messages we need to solve. Dreams come in many shapes and sizes, some vague, some detailed, some frightening, some inspiring. They all contain encoded messages aimed at improving your life. Once we uncover the mysterious symbols and images of our unconscious, we discover the secrets to a happier life. The dream interpretation world has its own language; a visual and symbolic language, filled with obscure clues and hidden meanings. Learn how to accurately decipher your dream experiences, using centuries-old folk wisdom.
Dreams really are, in the truest sense, a doorway: to greater self-awareness, knowledge, success, and the possibility of a rich, full life. Sounds great, but how do you open and walk through that door? You’ll see that there is an actual pathway, with clearly delineated steps, that can take you from wishful thinking about dreams to a reliable dream habit. You’ll find your previously mysterious, invisible inner life can be revealed on a regular basis to assist you in many useful ways. You’ll discover some specific benefits of an active dream life, familiarize yourself with the steps in the dream process, and fine tune your understanding of sleep and dream dynamics. This way, you can build motivation and enthusiasm, be aligned with the natural flow of dreams, and get out of your own way by becoming aware of what inhibits dreaming.
Symbols are the language of dreams, an intuitive shortcut your soul uses to talk to you. They convey a vast amount of encoded information that always pertains to your own process of living and evolving. Every symbol is somehow about you. In a typical dream scene composed of a group of symbols you can find clues to how you’re developing, what you want to create, how you need to heal, or how to make correct choices.
To truly understand what a symbol represents, you must feel into or merge into the symbol, pretend to be the thing, and speak from its point of view about what it knows. This way, you enter the direct experience of what it is to be a daisy, a polar bear, a set of lost keys, or a school bus. And the symbol comes alive. Once you become the symbol, it’s easier to see how the image is a part of you and your life process.
They have become the “interpreters supreme” when it comes to dreams.
It seems that most people remember their dreams. Not all, certainly, but the majority And, whether we realize it or not, dreams have a profound influence on our well-being. Scientists have proven that dreams are necessary; without them we would probably go insane! By examining our dreams, we are able to establish physical and mental needs to bring balance to our lives.
Modern science says that we spend between 25 percent and 50 percent of our sleeping time in the dream state. We have an average of six dream periods every night and each dream lasts anywhere up to forty minutes. Apparently if we didn’t have these dreams we would go crazy Most of them are from our unconscious mind, trying to get a message across to us for our own well-being. Who is to say they are wrong? That may be exactly what our unconscious mind is—proddings from the spirits.

The point is that if we are being given these messages for our own well-being, it would behoove us to try to understand them, to listen to the spirits.

The uncon¬scious, or the spirits, employ symbols with which we are familiar. They present the message using objects that per¬tain to our everyday life, the better that we may under¬stand what is being communicated. Sigmund Freud believed that the unconscious mind contains repressed material—wishes, thoughts, experi-ences—that the individual will not accept into the con¬scious mind. These things are therefore repressed and often disguised. Carl Jung called this repressed material the “Personal Unconscious.” He believed that there was also the “Collective Unconscious,” which contained elements from racial memories and experiences. Discover how to:

  • Recognize your dream cycles, Increase your ability to remember your dreams, Keep and use a dream diary, Notice your waking dreams, Uncover hidden messages in your dreams, Focus your dreams to solve problems or make decisions, Form a dream support group.

Dream Interpretation & an A to Z dictionary of symbols and their meanings helps you make sense of your dreams and harness them to increase your creativity, solve problems, find life purpose, and obtain accurate personal guidance.

A to Z Dream Dictionary and Dream Interpretation will help you become an expert dream interpreter. ... DreamPedia

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Below are described simple techniques which make it possible to gain information quickly from dreams. They have been put as a series of questions.

What is the background to the dream? The most imponant aspects of your everyday life may have influenced the dream or feature in it. Briefly consider any aspects of your life which connect with what appears in the dream. Example: ‘1 have a plane to catch. I get to the plane but the suitcase is never big enough for my clothing which I have left behind. I am always anxious about stuff left behind. I wake still with the feeling of anxiety’ (Jane). When asked, Jane said plane flights had been a big feature of her life. She had moved home often, travelling to different pans of the world, leaving friends and loved ones behind.

What is the main action in the dream? There is often an over­all activity such as walking, looking, worrying, building some­thing, or trying to escape. Define what it is and consider if it is expressive of something you are doing in waking life. Activi­ties such as walking or building a house need to be seen as generalisations; walking can simply represent taking a direc­tion in life. When you have defined the action, look for fur­ther information under the other headings in this book, such as swimming or sitting.

What is your role in the dream? Are you a friend, lover, sol­dier, dictator, watcher or participant in the dream? Consider this in relationship with your everyday life, especially in con­nection with how the dream presents it. Where possible, look for the entry on the role in this book. See dreamer.

Are you active or passive in the dream? By passive is meant not taking the leading role, being only an observer, being directed by other people and events, If you are passive, consider if you live in a similar attitude in your life. See active/passive.

What do you feel in the dream? Define what is felt emotionally and physically. In the physical sense are you tired, cold, re­laxed or hungry? In the emotional sense do you feel sad, angry, lost, tender or frightened anywhere in the dream? This helps clarify what feeling area the dream is dealing with. It is important also to define whether the feelings in the dream were satisfyingly expressed or whether held back.

If held back they need fuller expression. See emotions and mood.

Is there a because’ factor in the dream? In many dreams something happens, fails to happen, or appears . . . be­cause! For instance, trapped in a room you find a door to escape through. All is dark beyond and you do not go through the door ‘because’ you are frightened of the dark. In this case the ‘because’ factor is fear.

The dream also suggests you are trapped in an unsatisfying life through fear of opportunity or the unknown.

Am I meeting the things I fear in my dream? Because a dream is an entirely inward thing, we create it completely out of our own internal feelings, images, creativity, habits and insights. So even the monsters of our dream are a pan of ourself.

If we run from them it is only aspects of ourself we are avoiding. Through defining what feelings occur in the dream you may be able to clarify what it is you are avoiding. See nightmares; dream as spiritual guide.

What does the dream mean? We alone create the dream while asleep. Therefore, by looking at each symbol or aspect of the dream, we can discover from what feelings, thoughts or expe­rience, what drive or what insight we have created the drama of the dream. In a playful relaxed way, express whatever you think, feel, remember or fantasise when you hold each symbol in mind. Say or write it all, even the seemingly trivial or dan­gerous’ bits. It helps to act the pan of each thing if you can; for instance as a house you might describe yourself as ‘a bit old, but with open doors for family and friends to come in and out. I feel solid and dependable, but I sense there is something hidden in my cellar’. Such statements portray one­self graphically. Consider whatever information you gather as descriptive of your waking life. Try to summarise it, as this will aid the gaining of insight.

Try amplifying your dream You will need the help of one or two friends to use this method.

The basis is to take the role of each part of the dream, as described above. This may seem strange at first, but persist. Supposing your name is Julia and you dreamt you were carrying an umbrella, but failed to use it even though it was raining, you would talk in the first person present—I am an umbrella. Julia is carrying me but for some reason doesn’t use me.’ Having finished saying what you could about yourself, your friend(s) then ask you questions about yourself as the dream figure or object. These questions need to be simple and directly about the dream symbol. So they could ask Are you an old umbrella?’ Does Julia know she is canying you?’ ‘What is your function as an umbrella? ‘Are you big enough to shelter Julia and someone else?’ And so on.

The aim of the questions is to draw out information about the symbol being explored.

If it is a known person or object you are in the role of—your father for instance—the replies to the questions need to be answered from the point of view of what happened in the dream, rather than as in real life. Listen to what you are saying about yourself as the dream symbol, and when your questioneKs) has finished, review your statements to see if you can see how they refer to your life and yourself.

If you are asking the questions, even if you have ideas regarding the dream, do not attempt to interpret. Put your ideas into simple questions the dreamer can respond to. Maintain a sense of curiosity and attempt to understand, to make the dream plain in an everyday language sense. Lead the dreamer towards seeing what the dream means through the questions. When you have exhausted your questions ask the dreamer to summarise what they have gathered from their replies. See postures, movements and body language for an example of how to work with body movement to explore a dream meaning.

Can / alter the dream to find greater satisfaction? Imagine yourself in the dream and continue it as a fantasy or day­dream. Alter the dream in any way that satisfies. Experiment with it, play with it, until you find a fuller sense of self expres­sion. It is very imponant to note whether any anger or hostil­ity is in the dream but not fully expressed.

If so, let yourself imagine a full expression of the anger. It may be that as this is practised more anger is openly expressed in subsequent dreams. This is healthy, allowing such feelings to be vented and redirected into satisfying ways, individually and socially. In doing this do not ignore any feelings of resistance, pleasure or anxiety. Satisfaction occurs only as we leam to acknowl­edge and integrate resistances and anxieties into what we ex­press. This is a very important step. It gradually changes those of our habits which trap us in lack of satisfaction, poor cre­ativity or inability to resolve problems.

Summary To summarise effectively gather the essence of what you have said about each symbol and the dream as a whole and express it in everyday language. Imagine you are explaining to someone who knows nothing about yourself or the dream. Bnng the dream out of its symbols into everyday comments about yourself.

A man dreamt about a grey, dull office. When he looked at what he said about the office he realised he was talking about the grey, unimaginative world he grew up in after the Second World War, and how it shaped him.

Further information on using these techniques can be found in Tony Crisp s work The Instant Dream Book, published by C.W. Daniel. See amplification; plot of dream; adventure of the dream world; dreamer; postures, movement and body language; settings; symbols and dreaming; word analysis of dreams; wordplay and puns. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Greece Antiphon, a Greek living in the fourth century bc. wrote the first known descriptive book of dreams. It was designed to be used for practical and profes­sional interpretations. He maintained that dreams are not cre­ated by supernatural powers but natural conditions. In the second century ad a similar book was written by Anemidorus, a Greek physician who lived in Rome. He claimed to have gathered his infonnation from ancient sources, possibly from the Egyptian dream book dating from the second millennium bc. He may have used works from the Assurbanipal library, later destroyed, which held one of the most complete collec­tions of dream literature. Anemidorus classified dreams into dreams, visions, oracles, fantasies and apparitions. He identi­fied two classes of dreams: the somnium, which forecast events; and the insomnium, which are concerned with present matters.

For the somnium dreams Anemidorus gave a dream dictionary.

For example, he said abyss meant an impending danger, a dream of warning, and to see a candle being lighted forecasts a binh, to exhibit a lighted candle augers content­ment and prosperity, a dimly burning candle shows sickness, sadness and delay. This last interpretation is taken from folk­lore of the times and, because dreams tend to use commonly used verbal images, was probably true. He maintained that a person’s name—that is their identity, and the family, national and social background from which they arose—has a bearing on what their dream means.

Plato (429-347 bc) said that even good men dream of un­controlled and violent actions, including sexual aggression. These actions are not committed by good men while awake, but criminals act them out without guilt. Democritus said that dreams are not products of an ethereal soul, but of visual impressions which influence our imagination. Aristotle (383— 322 bc) stated that dreams can predict future events. Earlier Hippocrates, the ‘father of medicine’, discovered that dreams can reveal the onset of organic illness. Such dreams, he said, can be seen as illogically representing external reality.

Hippocrates was born on the island of Kos. On the island was the famous temple dedicated to Aesculapius, the god of medicine. There were about 300 such temples in Greece alone, dedicated to healing through the use of dreams. Hip­pocrates was an Aesculapian, and learnt his form of dream interpretation from them. In such temples the patient would ritually have to cleanse themselves by washing, and abstain from sex, alcohol and even food. They would then be led into what was sometimes a subterranean room with harmless snakes in—these were the symbol of the god. In the morning the patients were asked their dream, and it was expected they would dream an answer to their illness or problem. There are many attestations to the efficacy of this technique from pa­tients. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

My Dream Interpretation

If you dream of using drugs, it suggests you have feelings of insecurity and regret. You worry that people will discover who you really are.

If you dream of hiding your drug-taking from someone, especially a parent, you have been keeping a secret that will hurt you if you don’t let it out.

If you dream that someone pressures you to take drugs, beware of that person in real life because they are a bad influence.

The same as the above is true if you dream that someone gave you drugs without your knowledge. This dream may also suggest that you are stubbornly ignoring facts that are staring you right in the face.

If you dreamed of being drugged to the extent that it interfered with, or altered, your normal movements and/or behavior, it is a warning that there is active jealousy around you from someone who would not only be ready and willing to take advantage of any mistake you might make but might even try to mislead you into making one. Be extra careful of your actions following this dream.

A dream of giving or selling drugs suggests that you have some dishonesty around you - rethink who your current friends are.

If your dream featured someone else who possessed drugs or took drugs, it is telling you to stop drifting and take a more positive role in your life.

If you dreamed of you or someone else overdosing on drugs, it is a serious warning that your behavior has become self-destructive. You need to take a more positive approach to dealing with your problems and set your eyes on your future, or you will end up sabotaging yourself and not getting what you want. Also see “Drug Dealer”, “Drugstore” and “Drug Test”, below.... My Dream Interpretation

The Complete Dream Book

Seeing other people under the influence of liquor is a forerunner of accident through carelessness.

To dream of being drunk is a distinct warning against taking chances in investing your money.... The Complete Dream Book

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

At times people will see dwarfs, midgets, or very small people in their dreams. These images seem to represent, or allude to, the childlike creative powers in the unconscious. You can think of the dwarf as a “worker” in your unconscious. He could represent some childlike condition which has the potential and power to influence your life. Consider the details and the emotional tone in the dream and make an attempt to connect it to a situation in your daily life.

The dwarf suggests possibilities for learning and brings to the conscious mind messages from the unconscious.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of dying, foretells that you are threatened with evil from a source that has contributed to your former advancement and enjoyment.

To see others dying, forebodes general ill luck to you and to your friends.

To dream that you are going to die, denotes that unfortunate inattention to your affairs will depreciate their value. Illness threatens to damage you also.

To see animals in the throes of death, denotes escape from evil influences if the animal be wild or savage. It is an unlucky dream to see domestic animals dying or in agony. [As these events of good or ill approach you they naturally assume these forms of agonizing death, to impress you more fully with the joyfulness or the gravity of the situation you are about to enter on awakening to material responsibilities, to aid you in the mastery of self which is essential to meeting all conditions with calmness and determination.] See Death. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Encyclopedia of Dreams

To see young eagles in their nest shows you are advancing up the social ladder to the ‘top’. It also denotes inheritances and wise counseling.

A soaring eagle tells you that you will realize your highest ambitions and desires. Kill an eagle in your dream and this shows you are ruthless and will let nothing stand in your way.

To eat the flesh of an eagle shows that you will have great wealth and influence.

If you see an eagle killed by someone else your fame, fortune and power will be taken from you.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

Mystic Dream Book

This friendly beast denotes assistance from friends or outside influences. ... Mystic Dream Book

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of engineering indicates your talents to build and design things that influence the world around you. You feel powerful and capable.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Engineering suggests the ability, through techniques and mechanical means, to use forces that are not normally available to us.

To dream of engineering in this way highlights our ability to take control of power that is external to us. We are able to manipulate (influence) events in order to achieve our goals.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: Wearing glasses is a symbol of virtue, moderation, and balance.

Vision: Losing glasses: you will find intrigue and lies in your immediate surroundings. Somebody putting glasses on you is a suggestion to think honestly about whether you are too easily influenced by others; you are putty in their hands. Wearing glasses: you want to get a better understanding of your life and are doing just that. Someone else wearing dark glasses: someone in your immediate surroundings wants to hide his/her true intentions—be careful. See Eyes.

Depth Psychology: A pair of glasses is often a symbol of a distorted view of the world.

The unconscious is making itself known: a matter or a person needs to be reexamined; it may also mean that you see the world through “rose-colored glasses.” See Blindness.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Spiritual fear or forgetfulness is symbolized here, particularly the fall from grace, from a state of innocent bliss to a state of sinful understanding, with its attendant consequences we may feel we are slipping away from a situation, essentially we are losing our place. This can be because of others’ negative influence.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- To dream of falling shows a lack of confidence in our own ability. We may feel threatened by a lack of security, whether real or imagined. We fear being chopped by friends or colleagues.

2- Falling has come to be interpreted as surrender (particularly sexual) and with moral failure, of not being as one should.

3- We may feci we are slipping away from a situation, essentially we are losing our place. This can be because of others’ negative influence.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- “flic family is the first basic security image that a child has. Often, through circumstances not within that child’s control, that image becomes distorted, and dreams will either attempt to put this image right or will confirm the distortion. Thus we may dream of an argument with a family member, but the interpretation will depend on both the circumstances of the dream and our everyday relationship with that person. All future relationships are influenced by the ones we first develop within the family.

Psychologically the struggle for individuality should take place within the safety of the family unit. This, however, docs not always happen. In dreams we are able to ‘manipulate’ the images of our family members, so that we can work through our difficulties without harming anyone else (It is interesting to note that one person working on his own dreams can have a profound noticeable cffcct on the interactions and unconscious bondings between other members of his family). Almost all of the problems we encounter in life are reflected within the family, so in times of sUess we will dream of previous problems and difficulties that the family has experienced.

The Spiritual Triangle.

A group in which we feel safe.

Since relationships in the family- are so important, dreams containing family members can have extra significance. Some typical dreams are:

A man’s mother being transformed into another woman

A man’s first closc relationship with a woman is with his mother. Depending on the circumstances of the dream, such a transformation can be either positive or negative. It can be a sign of growth for him to realise, through dream, that he can let mother go. This transformation indicates some change in his perception of women (sec Airima).

A woman’s father, brother or lover turning into someone else Similarly, a woman’s first relationship with the male is usually with her father. She must learn to walk away from that relationship in order to progress onto fuller relationships. When she can handle her Animus (See Introduction), she is ready for that transformation.

A man’s brother or a woman’s sister appearing in a dream often represents the Shadow (See Introduction). Often it is easier to project the negative side of our personalities onto members of the family.

If this projection is allowed to continue, it can cause difficulty with family relationships in later life. Often the solution will present itself in dreams to enable us to come to terms with our own projections. “fhe pattern of aggressions between familv members is fairly typical, but oddly is often easier to work through in dreams than in everyday life.

Dreams about the family figure so prominently because most of the conflicts and problems in life are experienced first within that environment. It is as though a pattern is laid down which, until it is broken willingly, will continue to appear.

Confusion of family members e.g. mother’s face on father’s body suggests that we may be having problems in deciding which parent is most important to us. Family members suffering from injury or trauma or appearing to be distorted in some way may reflect the dreamer’s fear for, or about, that person.

A family member continually appearing in dreams or, conversely, not appearing when expected The relationship with that person (or the dreamer’s concept of that person) needs to be better understood. Dreaming of an incestuous relationship may indicate that the dreamer has become obsessed in some way with the other person.

The dream has occurred in order to highlight either the importance or the potential danger - of such a relationship.

Dreamer’s parents crushing the dreamer and thus forcing rebellion. This suggests that the dreamer needs to break away from learnt childhood behaviour and develop as an individual. Dreaming of a parent’s death can also have the same significance. When a parent appears in our own environment, we will have learnt to change roles within the parent/child relationship and perhaps will accept our parents as friends. Parents behaving inappropriately can indicate our need to recognise that they are only human, and not as perfcct as we had first perceived. Dreaming of rivalry with one parent When a child is first born, it moves through extreme self- involvement to an exclusive relationship, usually with mother. Onlv later docs he or she becomc aware of the need for a different relationship with a third person. Often this relationship causes the child to question his or her own validity as a person. When this question is not resolved successfully it may persist in the dream image of conflict with a parent. Dreaming of conflict between a loved one and a member of one’s family The dreamer has not fully differentiated between his needs and desire for each person. Learning how to love outside the family is a sign of maturity.

The figure of a family member intruding in dreams suggests that family loyalties can get in the way within the dreamer’s everyday life. Rivalry between siblings in dreams usually harks back to a feeling of insecurity and doubt, possibly as to whether we are loved enough within the family framework.

Individual members and then- position within the family can symbolise the various archetypes. Thus, father can represent the masculine principle and authority; whereas mother represents the nurturing, protective principle. Brother As already stated, a brother can represent both feelings of kinship and of rivalry. In a man’s dream an older brother can represent experience and authority, while a younger brother suggests vulnerability and possibly lack of maturity. In a woman’s dream, a younger brother can represent a sense of rivalry, but also of vulnerability; whether her own or her brother’s.

An older brother can signify her extrovert self.

Daughter When the relationship with a daughter is highlighted in dreams, it often represents the outcome of the relationship between husband and wife. In a woman’s dream, the relationship with the daughter usually suggests a mutually supportive one although rivalry and jealousy can arise and needs to be dealt with. Sometimes this can safely be done in dreams. In a man’s dream his daughter may represent his fears and doubts about his own ability to handle his vulnerability.

Extended family (such as cousins, aunts, uncles)

Members of the extended family usually appear in dreams either as themselves, or as typifying various parts of ourselves which arc recognisible.

Father If the relationship with father has been successful in waking life, the image of father in dreams will be a positive one. Father represents authority and the conventional forms of law and order. In a man’s life father becomes a role model, whether appropriate or not. It is often only when the individual realises that he is not being true to his own nature that dreams can point the way to a more successful life. In a woman’s life, father is the ‘pattern’ on whom she bases all later relationships. When she appreciates that she longer need use this pattern. she is often able to work out in dreams a more appropriate way to have a mature relationship.

If the relationship with father has been a difficult or negative one, there mav be some resistance to resolving the various conflicts which will have arisen. Often this can be accomplished in dreams. Grandparents Grandparents appearing in dreams can highlight our attitude to them, but also to the traditions and beliefs handed down by them. It could be said that grandparents do not know whether they have clone a good job of raising their children until their sins and daughters have children of their own.

Husband/Live in partner

Crucial within the husband/wife relationship are the wife’s feelings about her own sexuality and intimacy of body, mind and spirit. Her view of herself will have been formed by her connection with her father, and any subsequent partnering will be coloured by that attachment.

If her doubts and fears about validity are not properly expressed, they will surface in dreams about the loss, or death, of her husband. They may also be projected onto other women’s husbands.

Mother A child’s relationship with mother is pivotal in its development. Largely it is the first relationship which the child develops, and should be perceived by the child as a nurturing, caring one.

If this does not happen, fears and doubts may arise. In a man’s life this may result in continually developing dependent relationships with older women, or denying his right to a relationship completely. In a woman’s life, her relationship with her mother will colour all other relationships. She may find herself pushed into nurturing the needy male, or in forming relationships with both men and women which do not satisfv her basic needs. There arc many ways through dreams of working through relationships with mother, and much can be gained by daring to take this step. Provided one has come to terms with this relationship, much material and spiritual success can be achieved.

Sister The sister in dreams usually represents the feeling side of ourselves. VVe have the ability to make links with that side of ourselves through being able to understand our sister’s personality. In a man’s dream if she is older, the sister can represent the potential for persecution, but also of caring.

If she is younger then she can epitomise the more vulnerable side of him. In a woman’s dream if the sister is younger, she can represent rivalry.

If older she stands for capability. Son The son in dreams can signify the dreamer’s need for self- expression and for extroversion. He can also signify parental responsibility. In a mother’s dream he may represent one’s ambitions, hope and potential. In a father’s dream he can highlight unfulfilled hopes and dreams. Wife/Live in partner The wife/husband relationship is based on how the man perceives himself to be.

If he has previously formed a good, if not successful relationship with his mother, he will attempt to prove himself a good husband through his dreams. He will experience potential loss and death of his partner in the same way as he experienced the ‘loss’ of his mother.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: The family is the first basic security image that we have. Often, through circumstances not within our control, that image becomes distorted, and dreams will either attempt to put this image right or will confirm the distortion. Thus we may dream of an argument with a family member, but the interpretation will depend on both the circumstances of the dream and our everyday relationship with that person. All future relationships are influenced by the ones we first develop within the family. Since relationships in the family are so important, dreams containing family members can have extra significance. Some typical dreams are: a man’s mother being transformed into another woman a man’s first close relationship with a woman is with his mother or mother figure. This transformation indicates some change in his perception of women. Depending on the circumstances of the dream, such a transformation can be either positive or negative.

For instance he may dream of his mother turning into his boss. This suggests he may have certain expectations as to how he should be treated. It can be a sign of growth for him to realize, through dreams, that he can let mother go.

A woman’s father, brother or lover turning into someone else similarly, a woman’s first relationship with the male is usually with her father or father figure. She must learn to walk away from that relationship in order to progress onto fuller relationships. When she can handle her animus she is ready for that transformation.

A man’s brother or a woman’s sister appearing in a dream this often represents the shadow. Often it is easier to project the negative side of our personalities onto members of the family.

If this projection is allowed to continue, and not understood, it can cause difficulty with family relationships. Often the solution will present itself in dreams to enable us to come to terms with our own projections.

The pattern of aggressions between family members is fairly typical, but oddly is often easier to work through in dreams than in everyday life. Confusion of family members (e.G. Mother’s face on father’s body) this suggests that we may be having problems in deciding which parent or person is most important to us. Family members suffering from injury or trauma or appearing to be distorted in some way may reflect our fear for, or about, that person.

A family member continually appearing in dreams or, conversely, not appearing when expected shows that the relationship with that person (or our concept of them) needs to be better understood. Dreaming of an incestuous relationship may indicate that we have become obsessed in some way with the other person. We are searching for integration of their qualities within ourselves. Parents crushing us and thus forcing rebellion this suggests that we need to break away from learnt childhood behaviour and develop as an individual. Dreaming of a parent’s death can also have the same significance. When a parent appears in our own environment, we will have learnt to change roles within the parent / child relationship and perhaps will accept our parents as friends. Parents behaving inappropriately in dreams can indicate our need to recognize that they are only human, and not as perfect as we had first perceived. In tribal societies the rite of passage between childhood and adulthood is clearly marked, by initiation. Rivalry with one or both parents is highlighted in dreams when such a transformation is not properly handled and our feelings and emotions have not been given due validity. Dreaming of conflict between a loved one and a member of our family this shows we have not fully differentiated between our needs and desire for each person. Learning how to love outside the family is a sign of maturity.

The figure of a family member intruding in dreams suggests that family loyalties can get in the way within our everyday life. Rivalry between siblings in dreams usually harks back to a feeling of insecurity and doubt, possibly as to whether we are loved enough within the family framework. Dreaming of being adopted suggests that we feel out of place and in some way different to other members of the family. This dream often occurs as teenagers are growing towards maturity. Dreaming of having any family member e.G.

A brother – when we do not have one in waking life denotes our search for completion and ‘missing’ parts of our personality.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Language of Dreams

(see Body, Hand, Rings)

Pointing at someone or something represents an accusation. Alternatively, in a magical setting this may symbolize directing power toward an intended goal.

A finger to the lips indicates silence as the best course of action right now. Hold your words and use this time to think things through.

Raising the two central fingers is a protective emblem from classical times, averting the influence of the “evil eye.” Consider from what or whom you feel the need to protect yourself and why.

Clenched fingers reflect tension or anger that has not been directed constructively.

The central finger of the hand is an emblem of the phallus, which actually dates back to Rome when prostitutes used it to beckon their customers. This usage slowly changed to our modern insult. Tlie question here is to whom is the insult directed and why?

Crossed fingers symbolize your wishes and hopes.

Fingernails have several implications. First, they were a common component for magical spells to gain power over another. Second, depending on how they’re used in the dream, these can be a kind of weapon. In addition, fingernails over a blackboard reveal irritations.... The Language of Dreams

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of an internet firewall represent boundaries to protect people and information that is valuable to you. You are feeling on the defensive, afraid of being harmed or corrupted by a negative influence or virus.

A ring of fire in sacred ceremony creates a safe space that deflects and dissolves any unwelcome energy.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream that you see fish in clear water streams indicates that you will find approval from the wealthy and the distinguished.

For young women to dream of fish suggests that she will find a charming, good-looking mate.

If the fish is swimming, then this could indicate conception. Some women will dream of fish swimming when they become pregnant.

The fish is also an old symbol of Christianity.

To dream about eating fish represents your faith, fortune, spirituality, stamina, kindness, and lasting relationships.

To dream about wading into water to catch fish suggests that you will find fortune through your talents and efforts.

To dream about dead fish represents that you may lose money or influence through a difficult circumstance.

To dream about cooking fish suggests that you are combining new beliefs with your faith and wisdom.

If you are cleaning fish then you are changing your outward expressions so they will be more satisfying to others. You are purging ill intent and being cautious of how you present your feelings.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: If someone is flattering you, it is a warning about negative influences around you.... Dreamers Dictionary

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Inundation; Torrent) Flood in a dream represents enemy attack, harm, destruction, sickness, a toilingjourney or the inundation of a town. Ifthe water flows toward a river in a dream, it means that he will escape from a dangerous enemy. Fighting a flood or trying to prevent it from entering one’s house in a dream means fighting with one’s enemy to protect one’s family and property. However, if people still benefit from its waters for their wells or farms in the dream, then it represents a prosperous year and a good harvest, or it could represent good irrigations and strong dams. In a dream, a flood also represents lies, hypocrisy, wasting one’s speech, or it could mean falsehood.

If one sees his town flooded with blood in a dream, then it represents God’s wrath and punishment for people’s sins. Inundations in a dream also could represent a rainfall, one’s tongue or a sharp spoken woman.

If one’s house is flooded in a dream, it represent past deeds that will bring later benefits. Flood in a dream also represents liquid nourishment such as honey, milk, or oil.

If one sees himself collecting the waters of a flood in jars and people seem happy about it in the dream, it means the availability offood products in abundance and falling or stabilization of prices.

A flood in a dream also means blocking the roads to extremism or isolating a danger. When one sees a flood in his dream but outside of its season, it means that he is following some psychic influences or pursuing religious innovations. It also means wrath, destruction, impeachment, penalties or a plague, unless if it is falling from the skies, then it means rains and blessings. Ifone sees himselfcoming out of his home to swim into an inundated town in the dream, it means that he will escape from a ruthless tyrant. Should one fail to cross, and if he is rather forced to return to his house in the dream, it means that he shouldbe careful about staying in that town or about disobeying his boss. Stopping the flood from reaching or entering one’s home in a dream also means reconciliation with one’s enemy.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: ‘The group I followed on the underground got off. I followed them.

An elderly woman friend told me they were going home, not to my destination’ (Debbie T).

To follow is to be influenced by, have an attraction to; pursue, seek something; look for. Debbie processed her dream and realised she was following old habits—the friend—which weren’t taking her where she wanted. Nearly always suggests we are being led by an attitude, hope or habit, and not con­sciously assessing present needs. Following animal: led by basic drives, intuition or instinct. Following opposite sex: led by desire for satisfaction in love. Being followed: taking the initiative; a continued sense of hope; doom, hunch, instinct; pursued by memory, pain, guilt, ambition. Followed by oppo­site sex, memories of old love. Followed by animal: see chased. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- If we are following someone or something in a dream we may need a cause or crusade to help give us a a sense of identity. We are looking for leadership or are aware that we can be influenced by other people. It also indicates that, particularly in a work situation, we are perhaps more comfortable in a secondary position rather than out in front.

2- When we dream of being followed we need to identify if what is following us is negative or positive.

If it is negative, we need to deal with past fears, doubts or memories.

If positive, we must recognise our need to take the initiative, or to identify what drives us.

3- The dreamer is aware of either the need for, or the recognition of. ‘discipleship’ in his life.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of following are a sign that you are being influenced, perhaps giving up your personal power.

If you dream of being followed, then this may signify that you are coming into your power. See Victim and Cult.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: If we are following someone or something in a dream we may need a cause or crusade to help give us a sense of identity. We are looking for leadership or are aware that we can be influenced by other people. It also indicates that, particularly in a work situation, we are perhaps more comfortable in a secondary position rather than out in front.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of food represent nourishment and influence.

If you are cooking, you’re you the one giving the nourishment.

If you are eating the food, you are receiving the nourishment, energy, stimulation, praise, acknowledgment, and influence. Every type of food represents a specific type of support for your body, mind and soul. See Cook, Chef, Vegetables, Meat, Potato, Starches, Dessert Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Bread.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream that you find yourself in a dense forest, denotes loss in trade, unhappy home influences and quarrels among families.

If you are cold and feel hungry, you will be forced to make a long journey to settle some unpleasant affair.

To see a forest of stately trees in foliage, denotes prosperity and pleasures.

To literary people, this dream foretells fame and much appreciation from the public.

A young lady relates the following dream and its fulfilment: ``I was in a strange forest of what appeared to be cocoanut trees, with red and yellow berries growing on them.

The ground was covered with blasted leaves, and I could hear them crackle under my feet as I wandered about lost.

The next afternoon I received a telegram announcing the death of a dear cousin.’’ ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Christian Dream Symbols

A symbol of a person with Satanic influence in your life or a demonic entity wanting to plant a false word in your life, Deut. 18:10 ... Christian Dream Symbols

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

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Over the years many theories to ex­plain the ‘why’ of dreams have been put forward. These range from dreams being messages from spirits; being results of food eaten prior to sleep; the mind freewheeling nonsensi­cally; the garbage disposal system of the mind; suggestions from waking experience; a computer reprogramming for the brain; to Freud’s wish fulfilment and Jung’s compensation theory.

If we do not argue any particular theory, however, then perhaps we see dreams as having a much wider function.

The most primal drives observable are survival, growth and repro­duction. Other urges, such as eating, social position, curiosity, are secondary.

The human animal appears to have survived and reproduced more capably after the development of self awareness, language and reasoning. With or without these, we remain an animal with a psychobiological nature. All ani­mals are known to dream. All animals share a certain situa­tion. They have an internal world out of which arises im­pulses (to eat, to mate, to avoid danger) and feeling reactions (anger, fear, anticipation). And they have an external world which confronts them with real survival dangers, sources of food, a mate, changes in environmental conditions.

A dream lies somewhere between these two worlds.

We can think of the human personality as being like a special son of cavity into which all these influences are dropped or are thrown. Physical sensations, internal drives and emotions, language, social rules, religious ideas; prompts to make decisions; news of war, massive media and advertis­ing information, are all dropped in.

The cavity has to deal with it, but as it is a mixture of things, many of which are in opposition, some sort of balance has to be kept. But how? And it cannot be simply a matter of throwing out all of one sort or aspect of things. Eradicating the memory of criticism might make us more calm, but it would limit the process of psychological growth, which has survival value.

Dreams can be seen to be connected with our survival and self regulating process. Because this involves all aspects of oneself and one’s experience, one cannot give dreams a single definition. They probably have many secondary functions, such as an interface to balance the internal and external influ­ences, to compensate between the inner needs and outer real­ity—a baby may miss its feed so, to cope with this primal need, it may dream of being fed. Traumatic or exterior danger­ous events, which cannot be processed immediately, can be stored and dealt with (experimented with or abreacted) while asleep. In higher mammals, infant traumas can be stored and dealt with in sleep when, or if, a stronger ego develops.

To meet the loneliness and isolation of consciousness’ or fears of death, the dream can link the waking self with its unconscious sense of unity or God.

To meet survival needs of primitive human beings prior to rational thought, the dream probably acted as a computer, synthesising experience and information, giving rise to creative solutions to hunting or social situations, presented as sleeping or waking imagery. This may explain why many pnmitive people say skills such as farming, weav­ing, writing, were told them by a vision of a god or goddess.

If we realise that the dream is an end product of a process which produces it, it enables us to see that the process’ (the survival function which regulates, compensates, links, prob­lem solves) can be accessed without meeting the dream. See sleep movements; dream process as computer; Adler; Freud; Jung. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dream Explanations of Astro Center

A dream of contrary, usually a positive omen. Taking out the garbage symbolizes jettisoning all the “garbage” in your life that is holding you back from success. Walking through or past garbage indicates passing by or over negative influences and thus heading for happiness and good fortune.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of the Garden of Eden may indicate an important choice that may have far-reaching consequences. Sitting alone in the Garden of Eden suggests that it may be necessary to retreat and contemplate your decision.

To dream of speaking to someone in the Garden could mean you are being unduly influenced in an important decision. This may be a decision that only you are able to make and the Garden of Eden in a dream suggests you follow your heart.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Islamic Dream Interpretation

These symbolise superiority, Strength, influence and the acquiring of unlawful wealth.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Influences that are trying to poison you. Something obscure (invisible) that creates fear. But there is a positive side to this dream image: you are becoming conscious of something you have been unaware of until now. What could it be.7... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of being dressed in gauze, denotes uncertain fortune.

For a lover to see his sweetheart clothed in filmy material, suggests his ability to influence her for good. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

The Complete Dream Book

For a man to sec his lady love wearing a dress made of gauze or other very light material is a sign that he will be able to influence her in most of their plans.... The Complete Dream Book

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Jewels appearing in dreams almost invariably symbolize those things that we value. These may be personal qualities, our sense of integrity, our ability to be ourselves, or even our very essential being. When we feel we know what we are looking for, we are aware on some level of its value to us or others. When we simply register that we are looking for jewels, sometimes up a mountain, otherwise in a cave, we are attempting to find those parts of ourselves that we know will be of value in the future. Counting or in some way assessing them would suggest a time of reflection is needed. One system of belief suggests the following practical meanings: amethyst promotes healing and influences dreams. Diamond signifies human greed, hardness of nature and what we value from a cosmic perspective. Emerald highlights personal growth. Opal suggests the inner world of fantasies, dreams and psychic awareness. Pearl signifies inner beauty and value. Ruby informs on emotions, passion and sympathies. Sapphire highlights religious feelings.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a germ represent adversarial energy. You may be feeling defensive and protective about getting sick or being adversely affected by someone’s negative or pessimistic influence.... Strangest Dream Explanations

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Memories, feelings, guilt, which haunt us, parts of the wider awareness of the unconscious which attempt to communicate; the husks or influences from past traumas or events, which have been emptied of hurt and real influence, but still affect us; fantasies, hopes, longings we have given time to, and so filled with our life and sexual energy, and which now influence us. Ghost of living person: a sense of their thoughts or presence influencing one; haunted by desire for them, or a resentment or feeling about them.

A ghost which feels solid: the dreamer is ‘touching’ aspects of their own mind or awareness existing beyond preconceived ideas and beliefs.

Example: ‘So frequently do I dream of the house and the town I lived in as a child, I wonder if I do indeed haunt the house by dreaming of it. I must tell you I believe that a trau­matic incident, which happened when I was 20, is involved. I was playing the piano downstairs when I heard a gun fired. On searching I found my father lying dead upstairs in an attic. He had shot his brains out. I took the scene in, never to be forgotten, in one horrified moment’ (Barbara T). Some people believe that, because of such incidents as described, in their dreams the living haunt a place. Seeing a ghost while awake can still be considered as connected with the dream process. See third example under husband. See also hallucination. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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 Bedside Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of wearing a girdle, and it presses you, denotes that you will be influenced by designing people.

To see others wearing velvet, or jeweled girdles, foretells that you will strive for wealth more than honor.

For a woman to receive one, signifies that honors will be conferred upon her.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Like a belt, in dreams a girdle can represent an insignia of honour or of power, but perhaps of a more intuitive feminine kind. Mythologically, the magical girdle of aphrodite had the power to influence desire.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Owning gold is a sign of building too many casdes in the air and of trying to get ahead financially by sheer force. Giving away gold to others: try to be more discreet—don’t talk so much. Dancing around the “golden calF: you are too superficial—develop your inner qualities. Stealing gold: you have absolutely no luck at games. Everything you try is doomed to failure. See Money.

Depth Psychology: Gold treasure is a symbol of your present or future level of energy. Gold is a sign that you have (or wish you had) influence, power, and wealth—and in a more stable form than money. Sometimes, gold may also be a symbol of your intellectual knowledge and talents; particularly when it appears in the form of a golden disk.... Dreamers Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of graffiti means that it is time for you to face an unpleasant truth that you have been avoiding. This dream may also suggest that you can be your own best friend by not letting others influence your judgment - don’t be tempted to act contrary to your principles.... My Dream Interpretation

Ariadne's Book of Dream

A grandfather clock nckmg in the hallway may point to traditional patriarchal influences. It may reflect a passage of time. It may also suggest that you look back into your history to discover the paternal legacy and the generic influences that relate to your relationship with male authority.

A grandfather clock in your dream can also mention that you are dnven or dominated by patriarchal values, which may be constnctive and outdated.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of feeling grief, or grieving someone who is lost,, refers to your inability to let go of the past. You need to clear away your feelings about those old experiences and make way for the new.

To dream that you are wearing black clothing for mourning, symbolizes grief, bad luck, and unhappiness.

To see others wearing mourning clothes in your dream, signifies disturbing influences and misunderstandings among your friends. Also see “Death.”... My Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Hail in a dream, because it is frozen water (see Ice), signifies the freezing of our emotions. It would appear that the clanger and damage created by these frozen emotions comes from outside influences rather than internal feelings.

2- Hail has a particular part to play in the cycle of nature. We need to appreciate that there are times when numbing our emotions may be appropriate. It does not, however, need to be a permanent state of affairs.

3- Emotions connected with spirituality sometimes have to be held in check, and this can be symbolised for us in dreams by hail.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a hairdresser symbolize that you are being nurtured and taken care of.

If your hair is being cut, this symbolizes that you are being supported in your transformation. Because a hairdresser is altering and cleaning up your hair, which is associated with the 7th Chakra, a hairdresser can also symbolize one who influences your higher thoughts and opens you up to spiritual insights and ideas. See Hair and Haircut.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: If a hairdresser is cutting your hair: don’t let odiers influence you—it would cause harm. In the case of a young woman or young man, the dream means an engagement or a wedding; for older people it means material good fortune. Women dreaming about getting their hair cut very short: they are keeping their feelings under control.

Depth Psychology: Dreams about hairdressers and barbers mean you want to look good, are a bit vain, and hope to have sex appeal. Don’t be so concerned about your appearance that your love life becomes superficial.... Dreamers Dictionary

Christian Dream Symbols

Man-half-animal-to see or speak with a half-man-half-animal creature in a dream is symbolic of a demonic entity attempting to influence your life ... Christian Dream Symbols

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Claw hammer; Mallet; Sledge; Stone hammer) A hammer in a dream represents the one who has the upper hand, advantage, or influence. Holding a hammer in a dream means receiving honor and great benefits.

A hammer in a dream also represents one’s helper and it could mean money for one who uses it to earn a living.

A hammer in a dream also connotes evildoing, or expressing oneself loud with clamor.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The hammer indicates trying to accomplish something by force. With more sensitivity you would have reached your goal long ago—and done so without difficulty (that is particularly true for men!).

Vision: Somebody showing you a hammer: you are absolutely correct, but are forced to defend your position. Working furiously with a hammer: you are very angry right now, but you can manage the present situation.

Depth Psychology: The hammer is a symbol of power and influence. In a man’s dream it is often a sign of thoughtless insistence on having sexual needs met.

The dream is always a warning to curb negative attitudes.... Dreamers Dictionary

The Language of Dreams

(see Body, Fingers, Gloves)

Healing (e.g., the “laying on of hands”). In many cultures, hands are a predominant tool as a healer’s conduit for divine energy.

A token of friendship, especially if extended toward you.

Good intentions. In some tribal societies, people greeted each other with upheld hands to indicate the lack of -weapons and a mutual wish for peaceful discourse.

Help or service (e.g., “many hands make light work” or “lend a helping hand”).

Surrender. Two hands held high in the air indicate giving yourself over to some authority figure or letter of the law.

Tied: A situation over which you have no direct influence or control (see Knots, Ties / Tying).

Clenched hands reveal a lot of tension and anxiety- present in the dreamer.

Upturned hands are a sign that some comprehension is lacking. Alternatively, you are constantly asking for help, like a beggar, but not necessarily helping yourself.

Missing: To dream of not having any hands means that you probably feel helpless or ineffective in your current situation. You need to find an alternative tool or approach that’s productive.

The palm of the hand represents life’s road map—the directions one has taken or is soon to take (note that the divinatory art of palmistry is based on the secrets that lie literally in the palm of your hand).

Callused or chapped hands equate to hard work that has questionable rewards.... The Language of Dreams

Strangest Dream Explanations

The hand represents the ability to get a handle on life and take control. Also the hand represents applause, assistance as in giving someone a hand, or being handy, as in capable, knowledgeable, and useful. Your left hand is receiving and connected to your mother. Your right hand is demonstrative, influenced by and connected to your father or the right hand of God, helpful, active. Consider the feeling tone of this dream to discern its significance.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a hat symbolize the way you want others to see you. Also a hat represents your egoic thoughts, opinions, judgments, and ideas.

If the hat has a logo or a picture this could be about your affiliation or job (as in a fireman’s hat, a fez or baseball cap).

A hat can also be a disguise, a distraction, or an extension of your beliefs.

A hat can also symbolize that you feel the need to protect yourself from the influence of those around you. See Chakra-Crown, Crown and Yamaka.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Christian Dream Symbols

This can be symbolic of a demonic influence in someone’s life if the bird is black or grey ... Christian Dream Symbols

Mystic Dream Book

A new influence is about to enter your life ; be reserved with present associates.... Mystic Dream Book

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To see a person’s head in your dream, and it is well-shaped and prominent, you will meet persons of power and vast influence who will lend you aid in enterprises of importance.

If you dream of your own head, you are threatened with nervous or brain trouble.

To see a head severed from its trunk, and bloody, you will meet sickening disappointments, and the overthrow of your dearest hopes and anticipations.

To see yourself with two or more heads, foretells phenomenal and rapid rise in life, but the probabilities are that the rise will not be stable.

To dream that your head aches, denotes that you will be oppressed with worry.

To dream of a swollen head, you will have more good than bad in your life.

To dream of a child’s head, there will be much pleasure ill store for you and signal financial success.

To dream of the head of a beast, denotes that the nature of your desires will run on a low plane, and only material pleasures will concern you.

To wash your head, you will be sought after by prominent people for your judgment and good counsel. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Archetypal symbol for sin, pangs of conscience, and guilt feelings that influence humans to this day. However, today the image of hell is connected to separation from self, a confrontation with the shadow or unacceptable living conditions. Fundamental changes in situations—particularly improvement of financial situations—are predicted. And there is a warning not to sell your soul.

The positive aspect of the image of hell is connected to an image of fire inside the earth; this fire is the light that is born out of darkness.

If the shadow is experienced in all its power and is endured, it turns to light and to truly mature experiences that can be integrated into your life, leading to a feeling of wholeness.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: To hex someone is to unduly influence a person or result. Usually this has negative connotations so to dream of having a hex put on us will signify an instinctive dislike of someone, which may or may not be reciprocated.

If we are performing such an action in dreams we probably need to take a long hard look at our motivation.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Technically, according to the chinese system of i-ching, the hexagram is a figure of six lines on top of one another. Broadly, the three at the top represent the spiritual world and the three at the bottom the physical. These two forces unite together and seem to exert a profound influence in the ordinary world. In dreams the hexagram provides a diagram of how the two forces come together and with study can help us to live our lives successfully.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

In daily life we hide from things that we don’t want to deal with or we hide from danger. As children we played the game of “hide and go seek,” while as adults we enjoy “chase and discovery.” The emotional tone of your dream will reveal its meaning.

If you are hiding out of danger, then you should consider those things in your life that propose a threat to you. They could be internal forces or environmental conditions. Generally, we attempt to hide our own negativity and mistakes. This dream may call for an honest reflection on personal characteristics and an evaluation of how much fear influences our lives and decision-making. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Christian Dream Symbols

To see a Hindu god in your dream is symbolic of someone who is filled with influences from the East, Isa. 2:6 ... Christian Dream Symbols

Little Giant Encyclopedia

These dreams may be hidden messages and experiences that are influenced by the culture in which the person lived.

According to Freud, the personage is almost always the symbol for a father or mother. According to Jung, if the name of such a person is mentioned in your dream, you should find out about that person—who he was, who was around during his time, and what he did.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Your home may contain the concerns about family affairs. Since “home is where the heart is,” being in your home in a dream reflects a sense of secunty and comfort. Wandering through the rooms of the home where you grew up may signify the need to explore the patterns of belief that influenced your personality in order to heal old wounds.

• First floor: The first floor of your home as a setting in your dream may reflect pnmary concerns that are essential to your happiness: your family, your social relationships, your safety.

If the first floor is a mess, there may be a messy situation within your family that is troubling you.

If you are remodeling the first floor, this may reflect change’s you are making in your attitude and behavior toward family and friends. In terms of your physical body, the first floor may reflect a concern lor your overall physical well-being.

• Second floor: Often the bedrooms are on the second floor of a home, and the appearance of a bedroom may reflect your concerns about intimate relationships and sexual fulfillment. Finding yourself on the second floor of someone else’s house may suggest that you are snooping into his or her personal business.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of home schooling may be assisting you to process your feelings and associations with the concept or the reality of home school. This dream also reflects your awareness that the greatest learning takes place within the home. Perhaps you are reviewing what you learned from your parents as a child.

If you dream of teaching home school, then you are taking a proactive approach to the information you are receiving, as well as taking responsibility for what you teach and how you influence those around you. See Home and School.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(zool.) In a dream, a hoopoe represents a truthful messenger, an intimate person, a spy, an arguing scholar, escape from adversities and sufferings, or leveling a building.

A hoopoe in a dream also represents one who knows GQd Almighty and understands the value of the Divine Laws. Ifa thirsty person sees a hoopoe in his dream, it means that he will find water. Ahoopoe in a dream also represents a great scholar who is constantly barraged with accusations and blame because of the bird’s offensive smell. Seeing a hoopoe in a dream also means profits, honor and wealth. Eating a hoopoe in a dream means receiving news from the governor, or hosting a traveller.

A hoopoe in a dream also represents the kings advisor, the court’s seer, an astrologer, a writer, a scribe, or a critic. Holding a hoopoe in one’s hand in a dream means glad tidings, or profits from a business in another market or town. Owning a hoopoe in a dream means having influence over someone in authority, or it could represent a writer, or a perspicacious person but who has no religious commitment. Slaughtering a hoopoe in a dream means getting hold of such person. Owning a female hoopoe in a dream means getting married. Slaughtering a female hoopoe in a dream means deflowering a young girl.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

The Fabric of Dream

A dream of peace and plenty (Gypsy) ; the soothing influence of hops is well known.... The Fabric of Dream

Mystic Dream Book

To dream of a chart of your starry influences is a sign thot a stronger mind than yours will dominate you, unless you resist with all your might.... Mystic Dream Book

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Vitality, energy, mobility, and honor. It may mean speed, power, potency, and drive. Dynamism. According to 2nd century dream interpreter Artemidorus, luck in love. Other classical authors see in the horse a symbol for the woman the dreamer would love to possess physically. In late medieval books on dreams, hitching horses to a carriage meant that one had many love affairs.

According to Freud, a life as well as a death wish.

Folklore: Horses can be messengers of death. This shows the influence of Christianity, which stated that, in Celtic religion, God was the “Horse Goddess Epona.”... Little Giant Encyclopedia

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

If the house is one we know, live in now or in the past, what is said about home applies.

If it is a house created by the dream: one’s body and personality in all its aspects.

Inside the house: within oneself. Outside the house and garden: extroversion or the relationship with environment. Ground floor: practical everyday life; sexuality, hips and legs. Basement : unconscious: see basement, cellar. First, other middle floors: internal needs, rest, sleep, hungers; the trunk. Top floor, attic: thinking, the conscious mind, memory, the head: see attic above in this entry. Front of house: our persona, facade; social self; face. Things in house: aspects of one’s feelings and makeup. Other people in^ house: different facets of dreamer. Windows : one’s outlook! on life; how you see others: see larger entry on window below in this entry. People, things coming from downstairs: influences, fears, impressions from unconscious or passions, or from everyday worries. Peo­ple, things from upstairs: influence of rational self. Attackers, intruders from outside: social pressures or response to criti­cisms. Repairs, enlargement, renovation: reassessment or change of attitudes or character; personal growth. Damage, structural faults: faults in character structure; hurts such as broken relationship; bodily illness. House falling down, burn­ing: big changes in attitudes; leaving old standards or depen­dencies behind; sickness: see last example in falling. Cramped house: feeling of need for personal change; feeling restricted in home environment or in present personal atti­tudes. Kitchen: creativity; nourishing oneself; mother role; diet: see cooking. Living room, personal leisure; space’ to be oneself, everyday life. Dining room: appetites, social or family contact; mental or psychological diet. Bedroom: pnvacy, sex; intimacy, rest: see bed under furniture. Study, library: mental growth, mind. Larder: hungers, sensual satisfaction. Toilet: privacy, release of tension; letting go of emotions, fantasies or desire which we need to discharge: see toilet. Nursery, child’s bedroom: feelings about your children; one’s own childhood feelings and memories. Floor: basic attitudes and confidence; what supports you, such as health and good will of others. Ceiling: boundary of ideas or awareness. Row of houses: other people. See room; stairs; wall; attic in this entry. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: If you are hypnotizing another person in a dream: be careful, you are trying to influence others in real life, to get somebody over to your side.

If you are hypnotized: be very careful here too; others are trying to influence you. Are you already being controlled by another person? Being hypnotized: right now you are not sure what to do or what not to do. You are unsure about the consequences of your actions.

Depth Psychology: A dream about hypnosis is a warning: you are about to give up on yourself and are too much influenced by others. Hypnotizing someone else: you want to have more influence over others and events. Have you already too much influence in real life? If so, this dream is a warning. At present you seem confused! Where is your will power? What happened while you were “in a trance”? Other dream symbols are very important here!... Dreamers Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of hypnosis signify that you are feeling suggestible to someone else’s influence and perhaps you are afraid of losing control.

If you dream of being in hypnosis and you are receiving empowering suggestions, then you are deepening your ability to access your greatest potential.

If you are not feeling empowered by the suggestions you receive, then this dream is giving you the message to set energetic boundaries. See Boundary.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Strangest Dream Explanations

Because music represents a medium that greatly influences feelings, moods, attitudes and thoughts, dreams of an I-pod represent that your ability to have mastery and control of your emotions, moods and thoughts is in the palm of your hand. See Music.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Taking precautionary measures to prevent interaction of contaminating influence... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of an implant represent that you are additionalizing, maximizing, and embellishing yourself for a desired effect.

For example, if you dream of breast implants, you have a desire to uplevel your femininity, sexiness or attractiveness.

If you dream of receiving an alien implant, then you are venting your feelings of being violated and influenced in non-supportive ways. See Venting Dreams and Cosmetic Surgery..... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Dreaming about impotence reveals the dreamers fear of being sexually inadequate or losing his masculinity or her femininity. Are you feeling particularly weak right now? Do you have little influence over others? Are you feeling inferior? Try to find the reason for your anxieties or seek professional advice!... Dreamers Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Prison

1- Being imprisoned in a dream usually means that we are trapped by circumstances, often those we have created through our own fear or ignorance. We feel that other people are creating circumstances around us which will not allow us to move forward. We will often need to negotiate our freedom.

2- When we experience imprisonment in a dream, we are usually becoming conscious of old attitudes and beliefs which arc imprisoning us.

3- Spiritual imprisonment can suggest that we are too introverted or self-involved. We need to ‘open ourselves up’ to new influences. We may need assistance in doing this - and have to look to an outside influence lo release us.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Imprisonment can suggest that we are spiritually too introverted or self-involved. We need to ‘open ourselves up’ to new influences. We may need assistance in doing this – and have to look to an outside influence to release us.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Symbols and Analysis

A dream about an in-law represents scrutiny and insecurity in regards to new responsibilities. You may have recently experienced a promotion but be having conflict with your boss. This person has strong influence upon your life and you may feel the problems someone is causing you for an unexpected downside of a greater reward. Alternatively, to dream of your in-law symbolizes an evolving working relationship.

The dream may also be a hint to strictly adhere to the rules and be mindful of your actions.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Christian Dream Symbols

To dream of an incestuous relationship is indicative of an influence from a spirit of perversion or being around a person who is perverse ... Christian Dream Symbols

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

As can be seen from the entry on hypnosis, the dream process is quite amenable to suggestion and conscious influence. It is probably most helpful to think of this action as similar to the process of memory. In seeking information from memory we hold a question or idea in consciousness, the resulting associated memories or information being largely spontaneous.

The question held directs what information is taken from the enormous pool of memory.

A question might even call together scattered pieces of information which are then put together into a new composite, a new realisation. So the process is not only recall of existing memory, but also creative. It may also access skills, such as the ability to sub­tract one number from another. Because of these factors our conscious queries can influence the process of dreaming, causing them to respond. As dreams have access to our full memory, our creative potential as well as learnt skills, such response to concerns or queries are often of great value.

To make use of this, first consider the query as fully as possible while awake. Look at it from as many viewpoints as possible, talk it over with others. Make note of the areas that are already clear, and what still remains to be clarified. Just before going to sleep, use imagery to put your question to your unconscious resources. Imagine standing before a circle of gentle light—a symbol of one’s total self—and ask it for the information sought. Then, as if you have asked a question of a wise friend, create a relaxed state as if listening for the consid­ered reply. In most cases, dreams which follow will in some way be a response to what is sought, though not necessarily in the way imagined. See dream process as computer; creativity and problem solving in dreams. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

One of Carl Jung s most interesting areas of thought is that of individuation. In a nutshell the word refers to the processes involved in becoming a self-aware human being.

The area of our being we refer to when we say T, ‘me’ or ‘myself’ is our conscious self awareness, our sense of self, which Jung calls the ego.

The autobiography of Helen Keller has helped in understanding what may be the difference be­tween an animal and a human being with self awareness. Helen, made blind and deaf through illness before learning to speak, lived in a dark unconscious world lacking any self awareness until the age of seven, when she was taught the deaf and dumb language. At first her teacher’s fingers touch­ing hers were simply a tactile but meaningless experience. Then, perhaps because she had leamt one word prior to her illness, meaning flooded her darkness. She tells us that ‘noth­ingness was blotted out’. Through language she became a person and developed a sense of self, whereas before there had been nothing.

The journey of individuation is not only that of becoming a person, but also expanding the boundaries of what we can allow ourselves to experience as an ego. As we can see from an observation of our dreams, but mostly from an extensive exploration of their feeling content, our ego is conscious of only a small area of experience.

The fundamental life pro­cesses in one’s being may be barely felt. In many contempo­rary women the reproductive drive is talked about as some­thing which has few connections with their personality. Few people have a living, feeling contact with their early child­hood, in fact many people doubt that such can exist. Because of these factors the ego can be said to exist as an encapsulated small area of consciousness, surrounded by huge areas of ex­perience it is unaware of.

In a different degree, there exists in each of us a drive towards the growth of our personal awareness, towards greater power, greater inclusion of the areas of our being which remain unconscious.

A paradox exists here, because the urge is towards integration, yet individuation is also the process of a greater self differentiation. This is a spontaneous process, just as is the growth of a tree from a seed (the tree in dreams often represents this process of self becoming), but our personal responsibility for our process of growth is neces­sary at a certain point, to make conscious what is uncon­scious.

Because dreams are constantly expressing aspects of indi­viduation it is wonh knowing the main areas of the process. Without sticking rigidly to Jungian concepts—which see indi­viduation as occurring from mid-life onwards in a few individuals—aspects of some of the main stages are as fol­lows. Early babyhood—the emergence of self consciousness through the deeply biological, sensual and gestural levels of experience, all deeply felt; the felt responses to emerging from a non-changing world in the womb to the need to reach out for food and make other needs known. Learning how to deal with a changing environment, and otherness in terms of rela­tionship.

Childhood—learning the basics of motor, verbal and social skills, the very basics of physical and emotional indepen­dence. One faces here the finding of strength to escape the domination of mother—difficult, because one is dependent upon the parent in a very real way—and develop in the psyche a satisfying sexual connection. In dream imagery this means, for the male, an easy sexual relationship with female dream figures, and a means of dealing with male figures in competition (father); see sex in dreams.

The dream of the mystic beautiful woman precedes this, a female figure one blends with in an idealistic sense, but who is never sexual.

The conflict with father—really the internal struggle with one’s image of father as more potent than self—when re­solved becomes an acceptance of the power of one’s own manhood. Women face a slightly different situation.

The woman’s first deeply sensual and sexual love object—in a bonded parent-child relationship—was her mother. So be­neath any love she may develop for a man lies the love for a woman. Whereas a man, in sexual love which takes him deeply into his psyche, may realise he is making love to his mother, a woman in the same situation may find her father or her mother as the love object. In the unconscious motivations which lead one to choose a mate, a man is influenced by the relationship he developed with his mother, a woman is influ­enced by both mother and father in her choice. Example: ‘I went across the road to where my mother’s sister lived. I wanted to cuddle her and touch her bare breasts, but we never seemed to manage this. There were always interruptions or blocks.’ (Sid L).

At these deep levels of fantasy and desire, one has to recog­nise that the first sexual experience is—hopefully—at the mother’s breast. This can be transformed into later fantasies/ dreams/desires of penis in the mouth, or penis in the vagina, or penis as breast, mouth as vagina.

For most of us, however, growth towards maturity does not present itself in such primi­tively sexual ways, simply because we are largely unconscious of such factors. In general we face the task of building a self image out of the influences, rich or traumatic, of our experi­ence. We leam to stand, as well as we may, amidst the welter of impressions, ideas, influences and urges, which constitute our life and body. What we inherit, what we experience, and what we do with these creates who we are.

One of the major themes of individuation is the journey from attachment and dependence towards independence and involved detachment. This is an overall theme we mature in all our life. In its widest sense, it pertains to the fact that the origins of our consciousness lie in a non-differentiated state of being in which no sense of T exists. Out of this womb condi­tion we gradually develop an ego and personal choice. In fact we may swing to an extreme of egotism and materialistic feel­ings of independence from others and nature.

The observable beginnings of this move to independence are seen as our at­tempt to become independent of mother and father. But de­pendence has many faces: we may have a dependent relation­ship with husband or wife; we may depend upon our work or social status for our self confidence; our youth and good looks may be the things we depend upon for our sense of who we are, our self image. With the approach of middle and old age we will then face a crisis in which an independence from these factors is necessary for our psychological equilibnum.

The Hindu practice of becoming a sanyassin, leaving behind family, name, social standing, possessions, is one way of meeting the need for inner independence from these in order to meet old age and death in a positive manner. Most people face it in a quieter, less demonstrative way. Indeed, death might be thought of as the greatest challenge to our identifica­tion with body, family, worldly status and the external world as a means to identity. We leave this world naked except for the quality of our own being.

Meeting oneself, and self responsibility, are further themes of individuation.

The fact that our waking self is a small spot­light of awareness amidst a huge ocean of unconscious life processes creates a situation of tension, certainly a threshold or ‘iron curtain’, between the known and unknown.

If one imagines the spotlighted area of self as a place one is standing in, then individuation is the process of extending the bound­ary of awareness, or even turning the spotlight occasionally into the surrounding gloom. In this way one places together impressions of what the light had revealed of the landscape in which we stand, clues to how we got to be where we are, and how we relate to these. But one may remain, or choose to remain, largely unconscious of self.

The iron curtain may be defended with our desire not to know what really motivates us, what past hurts and angers we hide. It may be easier for us to live with an exterior God or authority than to recognise the ultimate need for self responsibility and self cultivation.

To hide from this, humanity has developed innumerable escape routes—extenonsed religious practice, making scapegoats of other minority groups or individuals, rigid belief in a political system or philosophy, search for samadhi or God as a final solution, suicide. This aspect of our matunng process shows itself as a paradox (common to maturity) of becoming more sceptical, and yet finding a deeper sense of self in its connec­tions with the cosmos. We lose God and the beliefs of humanity’s childhood, yet realise we are the God we searched for. This meeting with self, in all its deep feeling of connec­tion, its uncertainty, its vulnerable power, is not without pain and joy. Example: ‘On the railway platform milled hundreds of people, all men I think. They were all ragged, thin, dirty and unshaven. I knew I was among them. I looked up at the mountainside and there was a guard watching us. He was cruel looking, oriental, in green fatigues. On his peaked cap was a red star. He carried a machine gun. Then I looked at the men around me and I realised they were all me. Each one had my face. I was looking at myself. Then I felt fear and terror’ (Anon).

The last of the great themes of individuation is summed up in William Blake’s words ‘1 must Create a System, or be en- slav’d by another Man’s; I will not Reason and Compare: my business is to Create.’ A function observable in dreams is that of scanning our massive life experience (even a child’s life experience has millions of bits of information) to see what it says of life and survival. Out of this we unconsciously create a working philosophy of what life means to us. It is made up not only of what we have experienced and learnt in the gen­eral sense, but also from the hidden information in the cul­tural riches we have inherited from literature, music, art, the­atre and architecture.

The word hidden” is used because the unconscious ‘reads’ the symbolised information in these sources. It is, after all, the master of imagery in dreams. But unless we expand the boundaries of our awareness we may not know this inner philosopher.

If we do get to know it through dreams, we will be amazed by the beauty of its in­sight into everyday human life.

In connection with this there is an urge to be, and perhaps to procreate oneself in the world. Sometimes this is experi­enced as a sense of frustration—that there is more of us than we have been able to express, or to make real. While physical procreation can be seen as a physical survival urge, this drive to create in other spheres may be an urge to survive death as an identity. Dreams frequently present the idea that our sur­vival of death only comes about from what we have given of ourself to others. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Dreaming of having an infection suggests that there is the possibility of us having internalised negative attitudes from other people. Depending on where in the body the infection appears, there is information as to the type of ‘infection’.

For example, an infection in the leg may indicate that we feel we are being prevented from moving forward quickly enough in waking life.

2- When we arc made uncomfortable by external circumstances in waking life, this may appear as an infection in a dream.

3- In spiritual development, and particularly when dealing with outside influences, we can become contaminated or infected by- ideology and spurious beliefs. We need to be aware of the possibility that we can be ‘taken over’ bv wrong thought and negativity.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

In spiritual development, and particularly when dealing with outside influences, we can become contaminated – or infected – by ideology and spurious beliefs. We need to be aware of the possibility that we can be ‘taken over’ by wrong thought and negativity.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

According to modem theory, the amount of information the human brain can hold is more than is held in all the books in the Library of the British Museum. Gradually it is becoming recognised that informa­tion gathered is not simply what we ‘learn’ from vocal com­munication, or read, or set out to leam. In fact an unimagin­able amount of information gathering has gone on prior to speech, and goes on at an unimaginable speed prior to school years. Consider a small preschool child walking into the gar­den It has learnt gradually to relate to muscular movement, balance and its own motivations and feeling reactions in a way enabling it to walk. It has already grasped thousands of bits of ‘information’ about such things as plants in the garden, the neighbour’s cat, the road outside, possible dangers, safe areas. Stupendous amounts have already been absorbed about interrelationships.

An idea of ‘reality’ in the sense of what is probable, and what would be dangerously out of norm, has been formed. We gather information in ways little recognised. How our parents relate to their environment and to other people is all recorded and leamt from, bringing about enor­mous ‘programming’ affecting how we act in similar circum­stances.

As explained in the entry on the dream as spiritual guide, we have great ability in ‘reading’ symbols, ritual, an, music, body language, architecture, drama, and extracting ‘meaning’ from them. So we have immense stores of information from these sources. Work done with people exploring their dreams over a long period suggests that some of these information resources are never focused on enough to make conscious what we have actually learnt. Sometimes it is enough simply to ask oneself a question to begin to focus some of these resources. Such questions as what social attitude and response to authority did I learn at school? What feeling reaction do I get when I am in the presence of someone I know well? These may help to bring to awareness aspects of information gath­ered but remaining unconscious. These unfocused, or uncon­scious, areas of information can explain why we have appar­ently irrational feeling responses to some people or situations.

the body A lot of what we call the unconscious are basic physiological and psychological functions.

For instance in a modern house, when we flush the toilet, we do not have to bring a bucket of water and fill the cistern again.

A self regu­lating mechanism allows water to flow in and switches it off when full. This is a clever built-in function that had to be done manually at one time. Nowadays we have built into some dwellings fire sprinklers or burglar alarms. Through re­peated actions over thousands or millions of years, many ba­sic functions, or functions only switched on in emergencies, have been built into our being. We do not need to think about them, just as we do not have to give awareness to the fire sprinkling system or toilet each time we walk through a room or flush the toilet. They are therefore unconscious.

Research with animals in connection with rewards and conditioned reflexes has shown that by gradually leading an animal towards a certain performance by rewarding it each time it gets nearer to the goal, it can do the most amazing things. It can increase the circulation of blood to its ear, slow its heart, and in fact influence body functions which were thought to be completely involuntary. Where human beings have learnt to use some of these techniques—such as raising the temperature of an arm at will, or helping to increase the efficiency of the immune system—the actual processes still remain unconscious. In general, however, the body’s func­tions are thought to be outside our awareness, and so are one of the areas of the unconscious. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Emotionally, our inheritance consists of the influences from the past from members of our family as to how we think and feel. Unless we understand those influences we cannot break free of them.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Feeling other people’s opinions or will forced on and influencing one; internal influence of something exterior, social pressure to conform or be obedient; sexual intercourse.

If a sedative is given: return to non-responsibility, as in in­fancy. See syringe. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are being injected for health reasons, suggests you need to heal your unhealthy behavior, ideas or attitudes. This is a strong sign that you need to develop yourself on a mental and spiritual level.

To dream that someone is forcibly injecting you with a needle, represents your negative attitudes about a particular situation orperson. It also indicates the influence of peer pressure working against you. You are recognizing that someone is forcing their negative and unwelcome views or values on you.... My Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: With relevance to working life, making an insertion suggests that we are wishing to influence an outcome.

For someone else to be doing so suggests that there is an influence we have not considered.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Mediation) Interceding on behalfof someone in a dream represents honor, a seat of authority, or influence. Intercession in a dream also means cheating, or earning a wage for one’s work without humiliation.

If one sees the Day of Reckoning in a dream and people searching for an intercessor among the prophets, upon all of them be peace, it means social unrest and privation ofthe poor and needy from one’s assistance.

If one’s neighbor intercedes for him on such a day in a dream, it means that one will benefit from his neighbor, or receive his help, or find a helper in a friend in times of difficulty. Ifone sees his own son interceding on his behalf in a dream, it means that he will benefit from him or through his business connections, and the same is true if one intercedes on behalf of someone else in a dream. (Also see Day of Reckoning)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Although mind and body may be a total unity, and the separation in language merely a conve­nience, despite its unity our being has a number of interacting systems.

The action of the hean on the other systems is obvi­ous, and the influence of emotions on the organs is also be­coming obvious. What is not so well established is the impor­tance of the feedback occurring when we gain insight into our own functioning through understanding a dream. Although our being is already a self regulating system, the ability to turn consciousness inwards to make clear aspects of unconscious function appears to increase the efficiency of self regulation. This is shown in the first example of reptiles, lizards, snakes, where David finds a long-standing neck pain and goes through insight into its cause. In this way wc might be seen as a conscious organism which not only reprogrammes mental patterns or habits, but to some extent can renovate or change body efficiency as well. See dream analysis; dream process­ing; the Introduction. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

DreamPedia

There are thousands of symbols, and it depends upon the context of one's own personal dream as to what they all mean for him / her. Look at it this way...a dream is like a puzzle, and although there are several pieces that are quickly pieced together because they are so obvious, the puzzle isn't complete until all the pieces are placed together bit by bit. Then you have the complete picture...until then, you-ll only have disjointed images that don't add up to anything coherent, and you'll still be confused..

Symbols in dream interpretation are just one piece of the puzzle. Each piece / symbol fits together and makes a complete picture. The entire dream tells the story, not just 1 or 2 symbols picked out of it, and each individual will have different nuances affecting the dream...such as daily influences perhaps integrating into the dream. For example: let's say you saw a movie yesterday about a vicious grizzly bear and it was frighteningly graphic, and then later that night you dreamt about a bear. This would be less meaningful than if you suddenly had a dream about a bear one night, without prior influences. That could be entirely different.

When interpreting dreams, the first thing everyone should consider is the typical universal meaning of the symbol / dream image. For instance, death symbolizes the end of something that's ready for change, and a new beginning. Most people start out highly resistive to changes of any sort, and see any upcoming change in their life as something foreboding and scary. Death dreams are usually about change.

... DreamPedia

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

A sign that a stranger from a far distance will be visiting you and will have a great influence in your life. See also Wedding.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Becoming invisible or appearing out of nowhere suggests something emerging from or relating to the uncon­scious, being forgotten; hidden influences, as when touching dimensions of experience (states of consciousness) usually unknown. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Carving pumpkins at Halloween began as a Celtic tradition on All Souls’ Day to ward off evil spirits.

The appearance of a jack-o’-lantern in a dream may suggest a need to scare away those ghostly past relationships that arc still haunting you. It may symbolize the need for protecting your harvest from evil influences that could steal your prosperity, or it may welcome little visitors who want a treat.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of a jackal is a symbol of influence and control. You have a habit of using others for your own benefit without any thought of their welfare.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are jealous of your wife, denotes the influence of enemies and narrow-minded persons.

If jealous of your sweetheart, you will seek to displace a rival.

If a woman dreams that she is jealous of her husband, she will find many shocking incidents to vex and make her happiness a travesty.

If a young woman is jealous of her lover, she will find that he is more favorably impressed with the charms of some other woman than herself.

If men and women are jealous over common affairs, they will meet many unpleasant worries in the discharge of every-day business. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Jewels appearing in dreams almost invariably symbolise those things which we value. These may be personal qualities, our sense of integrity, our ability to be ourselves, or even our very essential being. When we feel we know what we arc looking for, we are aware on some level of its value to us or others. When we simply register that we are looking for jewels, sometimes up a mountain, otherwise in a cave, we are attempting to find those parts of ourselves that we know will be of value in the future. Counting or in some way assessing them would suggest a time of reflection is needed.

2- If the jewels are set made up into wearable articles we are aware of some of the uses of whatever the jewel signifies.

For instance, to find an emerald ring might suggest that we have completed a stage of growth towards immortality ‘There are different interpretations for each gemstone, and opinions do vary as to the correct ones.

A little consideration will usually tell the dreamer what each stone means for him. One system suggests: Amethyst promotes healing and influences dreams; Diamond signifies human greed, hardness of nature and what one values in a cosmic sense; Emerald highlights personal growth; Opal suggests the inner world of fantasies and dreams; psychic impressions; Pearl signifies inner beauty and value; Ruby informs on emotions, passion and sympathies; Sapphire highlights religious feelings.

Other meanings of some well known jewels and gems are: Agate (black) symbolises wealth, courage, assurance and vigour; (red) peace, spiritual love of good, health, prosperity and longevity. Amber represents crystallised light and magnetism. Amethyst is the healing gem. Connecting the dreamer with the spiritual, it represents the influence of dreams. Also humility, peace of mind, faith, self-restraint and resignation. Aquamarine embodies the qualities of hope, youth and health. Beryl is believed to hold within it happiness, hope and eternal youthfulness. Bloodstone holds the qualities of peace and understanding. It is also reputed to grant all wishes. Carbuncle holds determination, success and self-assurance . Carnelian highlights friendship, courage, sclf- confidence, health. Cat’s eye influences longevity, the ability to sustain and the waning moon. Chrysolite represents wisdom, discretion, tact, prudence. Chrysoprase symbolises gaiety, unconditional happiness, the symbol of joy. Corundum influences and helps crcate a stability of mind. Crystal symbolises purity, simplicity, and various magical elements. Diamond has a number of influences: light, life, the sun, durability, incorruptibility, invincible constancy, sincerity, innocence. Emerald embraces immortality; hope, youth, faithfulness, and also the beauty of Spring. Garnet can help energy levels and indicates devotion, lovally and grace. Hyacinth symbolises fidelity and the truth within, but also the gift of second sight. Jacinth holds within it humble qualities, verging on modesty. Jade ‘All that is supremely excellent’, the yang power of the heavens, and all its accompanying delights. Jasper holds the qualities of joy and happiness. Jet Although usually associated with darker emotions such as grief and mourning, jet also controls safety within a journey. Lapis Lazuli A favourable stone said to evoke divine favour, success and the ability to show perseverance. Lodestone holds within it the qualities of integrity and honesty; also said to influence virility. Moonstone/Selenite The moon and its magical qualities, tenderness and the romantic lovers. Olivine influences simplicity, modesty and happiness within a humble framework. Onyx represents degrees of perspicacity; sincerity, spiritual strength, and conjugal happiness. Opal not only represents fidelity; but also religious fervour, prayers and assurance of spiritual beliefs. Pearl symbolises the feminine principles of chastity and purity; and also the moon, and waters. Peridot represents consolidation of friendships. Also, so to speak, the thunderbolt, with which we mav be ‘hit’ at unlikely times.

Ruby represents all that is traditionally associated with Royalty; dignity, zeal, power, love, passion, beauty, longevity and invulnerability. However, some people may consider these interpretations to be slightly ironic. Sapphire holds within it worldly truth, heavenly virtues, celestial contemplation and the feminine side of chastity. Sardonyx represents codes of honour, renown, brightness, vivacity; and aspects of self-control. Topaz holds the beauty of the Divine; goodness, faithfulness, friendship, love, sagacity.

A topaz also symbolises the sun.

Tourmaline inspiration and imagination are represented by the tourmaline. Friendship also comes under the same influence. Turquoise symbolises courage physical and spiritual - fulfilment, and also success. Zircon Much worldly wisdom is held within zircon, as well as the virtues of honour, and the glories (or otherwise) of riches.

3- From a spiritual point of view, jewels and their understanding can enhance personal development. In most dreams it is the better-known stones which appear, but when the lesser-known ones are seen, there is much benefit to be gained by learning more on a conscious level.

Many stones have healing properties, and this is a whole subject in itself.

The reader is referred to the many good books on this subject.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- The image of a journey is a very- potent one in dream work. Anytime the idea of a journey becomes apparent, it is to do with the way that we carry on our everyday lives and how we move forward. Every step that we take towards understanding ourselves and the world we live in can be pictured in terms of a journey; and the dreams that a person has reflect that movement. In our ordinary everyday- speech we use idioms to suggest our understanding. We speak of the ups and downs of life, of being at a standstill and so on. Each moment is totally unique, and thai uniqueness is reflected in our dreams. Mostly dreams arc about the here and now and give a snapshot picture as to what is happening at this particular moment.

The images will reflect how we are feeling, what obstacles there are, possible courses of action and what our ultimate goal should or mav be.

The dream will bring in images from the past or recognisable scenes to help us interpret what is going on and move forward to meet our destiny.

Any sense of having completed a journey - arriving home, touching down and so on indicates the successful completion of our aims. Collisions represent arguments and conflicts which arc often caused by our own aggression.

A difficult journey now behind us means we have come through the difficulties and setbacks of the past.

The obstacles ahead indicates we are aware of the difficulties which may occur.

We do need to be aware that we ourselves create the problems. Our own attitude to life is perhaps responsible. Turning a corner shows we have accepted the need for a change of direction. We may have made a major decision. Avoiding an accident means we are able to control our impulses. Stopping and starting suggests there is conflict between laziness and drive. At a standstill/in a traffic jam indicates we arc being prevented, or are preventing ourselves, from moving forward. This needs handling with care, since to stop may be appropriate. Departing (departures from airports, stations, etc.) Formerly all departures were interpreted as death. Nowadays the symbolism is much more of a new- beginning. We are leaving the old life in order to undertake something new. When someone in outlives leaves us, wc may dream of departures and the grief’ that parting causes. In certain circumstances, to dream of wanting to leave but not being able to suggests that there is still further work to be done.

To be conscious of the time of departure might suggest that we are aware of a time limit within an area of our lives.

The destination, when it becomes apparent, will give some ideas about the aims and objectives we have. Our declared hopes and ideals may not correspond with those we subconsciously have our inner motivation may be totally- different to our outer behaviour and dreams will highlight this discrepancy.

The exact nature of our objective is often not known to us until after we have confronted the obstacles and challenges along the way. It is often enough just to have an aim for that particular section of the journey.

Driving The whole of the symbolism of driving in dreams is particularly obvious. It represents our basic urges, wants and needs.

If we are driving we arc in control.

If we are not happy when someone else is driving we may not trust that person and may not wish to be dependent on them. When someone else takes over, we are becoming passive.

If we are overtaking the car in front, we are achieving success, but perhaps in a competitive manner. When we are overtaken, we may feel someone else has got the better of us. Once again the way we are in everyday life is reflected in the dream. Our drives, aggressions, fears and doubts arc all reflected in our driving.

Engine This represents the sexual impulse or instinctive drives, one’s basic motivation.

Passenger It will depend if we are a passenger in a vehicle or are carrying passengers.

If the former, we may feel that we are being carried along by circumstances, and have not really thought out our own way forward.

If the latter, we may have know- ingly or inadvertently made ourselves responsible for other people. Travelling with one other passenger suggests we may be considering our relationship with that person.

Road The road in a dream suggests our own individual way forward. Just as each individual vehicle demonstrates the dreamer’s body and external way of being, so the road reflects the way of doing. Any obstacle in the road will reflect difficulties on the chosen path. Any turns in the road will suggest changes of direction. Crossroads will offer choices, while a cul-de-sac would signify a dead end.

If a particular stretch of road is highlighted il may be a period of lime, or may mean an efTort. Going uphill will suggest extra effort while going downhill will suggest lack of conlrol. Traffic accidents and offences These may all be to do with sexuality or self image; perhaps we are not being careful to ensure that our conduct is good.

A collision might suggest a conflict with someone. Road rage would signify not being in control of our emolions and so on.

2- The type of transport may- suggest how we are moving through this particular stage of our lives. Previously the horse was used as an image to depict how we dealt with life. Nowadays the car, the aeroplane and so on have been substituted.

The vehicle which appears in our dreams often conforms with the view we hold of ourselves.

For instance, we may be driving a very basic type of car or a Rolls Roycc (One dreamer described an image he had as a Rolls Rovce that thinks it’s a Mini’). Such an image may represent either our physical body or our personality.

If the dreamer is driving he perhaps feels more in control of his own destinv.

If he is a passenger he may feel others are trying to control his life.

If he is with friends he may be aware of a group goal.

If he does not know the other people he may need to explore his ability to make social relationships. Aeroplane (also see individual entry) An aeroplane suggests a swift easy journey with some attention to detail. We may be embarking on a new sexual relationship.

An airman or pilot This is a romanticised picturc of either the Animus or of the Self (see Inhvdiu tion). Bicycling This suggests youth and freedom, and perhaps the first stirrings of sexual awareness. Boats (and sea voyages) It will depend on what kind of boat is in the dream.

A small rowing boat would suggest an emotional journey but one done alone.

A yacht might suggest a similar journey clone with style, whereas a large ship would suggest creating new- horizons but in the company of others. What the boat does in the dream will have relevance as a reflection of our waking life, e.g. running aground, pulling into harbour etc. Making a long journey This suggests leaving friends and family as would running away to sea.

Disembarking The end of a project, successful or otherwise. Missing the boat We have not paid enough attention to detail in a project in our waking lives. Any narrow waterway or river suggests the birth experience. Ship A ship is usually taken as feminine because of its capricious- ness. Ferry, rowboat This holds all the symbolism of the journey across the River Styx after death. It is the giving up of selfish desires.

After this we may be ‘reborn’ into a better life, or way of life. Bus (also see individual entry) A bus journey is that part of our lives where we are conscious of the need to travel and to be with other people. We perhaps have a common aim with them. Trouble with timetables, missing the bus, arriving too early, missing a connection We arc not in control of our lives and perhaps should sit down and replan how we wish to continue our lives. Getting on the wrong bus, going the wrong way There are conflicting desires and we need to listen to our own intuition. This is usually a warning of a wrong action. Not being able to pay the fare We do not have enough resources to set out on a particular course of action. It may be that we have not paid attention to detail.

Car (carriage, cart, chariot) (also see individual entries) The car is a reflection of the dreamer and how he or she handles life. It reflects the physical body, so anything wrong with the car will alert us to a problem.

For instance if the engine is not working properly we are not able to get up enough energy to go 011. If the starting motor was not working this would suggest that we need help to start a project. It is for us to be able to translate the symbolism into our own lives. Even in everyday life it can be seen that a car is a reflection of a person’s self image and possibly sexuality. Any part of the car will have significance.

The back tyres might suggest the dreamer’s support system, the steering wheel the way we control our lives and so on.

If the brakes are not working we are not exercising proper control over our lives. Too many people in the car would suggest that we feel overloaded by responsibility. Lorry A lorry in a dream will have the same significance as a car. except that the drives and ambitions will be connected more with our work and how we relate on a business basis to the world in general.

Motorbike, motorcycle The motorbike is a symbol of masculine youth and daring. In dreams it is an image of independent behaviour, and is often a symbol for the sexual act. It can also be a symbol of freedom.

A Hell’s Angel would suggest some kind of anarchical behaviour. Trains A train will often highlight the dreamer’s attitude to social behaviour and relationships with other people. It will also clarify his attitude to himself.

A steam train would suggest that we feel ourselves to be outdated and obsolete, whereas an up-to-date electric turbo might suggest speed and efficiency. Catching the train shows we have successfully been able to have outside circumstances co-operate with us in achieving a particular goal. Missing the train We do not have the resources to enable us to succeed in an appropriate way either bccause we have forgotten something, or because we have not been sufficiently careful. We fear that we will miss an opportunity. Equally, we may feel that external circumstances are imposing an element of control over us. Often dreams of missing a train and then catching either it or a later one, suggest that we are managing our inner resources better. Dreams of missing a train alternating with those of catching one shows we are trying to sort out our motivation. Getting off the train before its destination We are afraid of succeeding at a particular project. This can also signify premature ejaculation. We do not appear to be in control. Getting off the train before it starts The dreamer has changed his mind about a situation in waking life. Railway lines and tracks will have significance as ways of getting us to our destination. Being conscious of the way the track runs ahead may give us an inkling as to what direction we arc going. Recognising the signals up ahead would have the same significance. Coming off the rails might suggest doing something inappropriate or of not being in control. Not wanting to be on the train might indicate we feel we are being unduly influenced by outside circumstances. Arriving at a station indicates we have completed a stage of our life journey. We may be ready for a new relationship with the world in general.

The carriages on a train suggest the various compartments or sections of our lives and the way we feel about them.

For example, if a carriage is untidy or dirty, we are aware that we need to ‘clean up’ an aspect of our lives.

Walk If in our dreams we are aware of having to walk, it usually suggests that we are capable of making a part of our life journey by ourselves without any help. Going for a walk We can enjoy the process of recharging our batteries and clearing our minds.

3- The image of a journey becomes more apparent as time goes on and death approaches. We become more aware of reaching our final destination.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Son of a pastor, his paternal grandfather and great grandfather were physicians. He took a degree in medicine at the University of Basle, then specialised in psychiatry. In early papers he pioneered the use of word- association, and influenced research into the toxin hypothesis regarding schizophrenia. Jung’s addition to modern therapeu­tic attitudes to dream work arose out of his difference of view with Freud regarding human life. Jung felt life is a meaningful experience, with spiritual roots. His interest in alchemy, myths and legends added to the wealth of ideas he brought to his concept of the collective unconscious.

The subject of sym­bols fascinated him and he devoted more work to this than any other psychologist. He saw dream symbols, not as an attempt to veil or hide inner content, but an attempt to eluci­date and express it. It is a way of transformation where what was formless, non-verbal and unconscious moves towards form and becoming known. In this way dreams ‘show us the unvarnished natural truth’. By giving attention to our dreams we are throwing light/upon who and what we really are—not simply who we ait/as a personality, but who we are as a phenomenon of cosmic interactions.

Jung recommended looking at a series of one’s dreams in order to develop a fuller insight into self. In this way one would see cenain themes arising again and again. Out of these we can begin to see where we are not balancing the different aspects of ourself. See abreaction; active imagination; ampli­fication; archetypes; black person; collective unconscious; compensatory theory; creativity and problem solving in dreams; dream analysis; Fromm, Erich; identity and dreams; individuation; lucidity; mandala; dream as spiritual guide; unconscious. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ariadne's Book of Dream

As a thick tropical forest, a jungle may signify density and mystery that you must penetrate in order to liberate yourself finally from an overgrowth of influences in your life. It may represent a wild environment with prowling animals or threats at every turn.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Expansion of the spiritual side of life is the message of Jupiter, the planet of spintual attainment and rewards. Jupiter’s influence brings about potent energy within a dream that may catalyze spiritual growth. It offers liberation from the limitations of life and announces a time when any idea may come into manifestation. It is a sign of financial good fortune.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of Jupiter, the second largest planet next to Venus, are about your judgments, opinions, abundance, power and influence.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a jury symbolize that you are putting your power outside yourself; allowing your -perception to be influenced by the opinions of others.

A jury can also represent the many voices of your own sub-personalities. See Integration Dreams and Judge. Justice- If you dream about wanting justice, then you are concerned with fairness, balance and equality. Perhaps you are venting out and processing through a situation in your life that felt unfair. You are realizing that there is a cosmic balancing act and an ultimate justice system in the higher order of the universe. See Karma.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- If we find ourselves being kidnapped within a dream, we are conscious of the fact that our own fears and doubts can make us victims. We are being overcome by our own “demons’, which have ganged up on us and caused us to become insecure.

2- In dreams we mav find ourselves trying to kidnap someone else and this would indicate, at its simplest level, that we are trying to influence someone else. It may also suggest that we are trying to absorb some quality from the other person which is not freely available.

3- Some sort of psychic theft may be symbolised here, or on a darker level a thread of spiritual vampirism may be running through the dreamer’s subconscious. It is up to the dreamer thoroughly to define this image.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of being kidnapped or abducted reflect control issues and your fears of being negatively influenced or overpowered by an external force. This dream is also about transformation and metamorphosis from victimhood to empowerment.

If you are the one doing the kidnapping, you may be forcing your will onto someone else, or forcing yourself to do something that you know deep down is not good for you. See Goddess Persephone.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: In dreams, we may find ourselves trying to kidnap someone, suggesting that we are trying to influence someone else, perhaps trying to absorb some quality that is not freely available, or making demands that they are not prepared to meet.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- To dream of being killed represents the dreamer coming under an influence usually external which is making him, or an aspect of his personality ineffective in everyday life. Killing someone in a dream is attempting to be rid of the influence thev have over the dreamer.

2- Killing is an extreme answer to a problem. It is such a final act that in dreams it can often represent the dreamer’s perception of the need for violence, particularly against himself. Perhaps the only way a solution to a problem can be reached is by ‘killing off’ part of himself. There is no denying in this ease the potential for violence, although ultimately the impulse may not be correct.

3- A spiritual slaying and therefore sacrifice is represented here.

The dreamer will need to be aware that what he considers worthy may need further nurturing, lest it be relinquished.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: ‘When inside the house I dream of recur­rently, I am terrified of someone, a man who is trying to find and kill me’ (Barbara T). As a young woman Barbara discov­ered the dead body of her father (he had shot himself) in the house of her dream. Being killed shows Barbara feeling over­whelmed by the feelings about her father—the man. Being killed: an interior or exterior influence which you feel is ‘kill­ing’—undermining, making ineffective, strangling, choking— one’s self confidence or sense of identity. Killing: repressing or stopping some aspect of oneself, as when we kill our love for someone. Killing parents, animals: see family; animals.

Example: ‘Some two weeks before my dear wife died of cancer of the oesophagus, at about three a.m. in the morning, she shot up in bed screaming “No. No! No!” On questioning her she said her mother, who had died in November 1981, was trying to kill her’ (Gerry B). In this unusual dream the wife feels the approach of death, depicted by her mother. As dreams suggest, death is as much a new area of experience as adolescence was, it would have helped the dreamer if she had taken time to develop a more positive relationship with her mother as described in dream processing. See death. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: To dream of being killed suggests we are under an influence – usually external – which is making us, or an aspect of our personality, ineffective in everyday life. Killing someone in a dream is attempting to be rid of the influence they have over us.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psycho Dream Interpretation

A king is a symbol of authority, waking or dreaming.

To dream of being a king is a desire to rule others.

To see or talk to a king indicates that the dreamer needs the direction and guiding influence of someone powerful as a king. This is usually interpreted as the father of the dreamer. With elderly people it would mean a consultant or adviser.... Psycho Dream Interpretation

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of your knees represents a form of assistance and guidance that will be bestowed on you. It also refers to any emotional feeling you may have, as well as feelings of incompetence and issues of influence and control. It further suggests you may be overwhelmed with your daily responsibilities and obligations.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Used to cut, slice, chop, or stab, a knife may represent a tool for cutting away or disconnecting from negative influences. It may also represent a weapon, which may pose a threat. It may comment that you feel wounded.

The shadow villain who appears with a knife in a dream may direct you to explore some early betrayal that threatened your emotional well-being.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a knife represent the use of force or violence to end a destructive pattern, or to eliminate a person from your sphere of influence.

If a knife is being used against you, beware of non-supportive energy in your life. Knives can also symbolize the male genitalia—powerful, strong, and erect.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

As a coat is worn for protection from the cold, it is a spiritual protection from outside influences... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of lambs frolicing{sic} in green pastures, betokens chaste friendships and joys. Bounteous and profitable crops to the farmers, and increase of possessions for others.

To see a dead lamb, signifies sadness and desolation. Blood showing on the white fleece of a lamb, denotes that innocent ones will suffer from betrayal through the wrong doing of others.

A lost lamb, denotes that wayward people will be under your influence, and you should be careful of your conduct.

To see lamb skins, denotes comfort and pleasure usurped from others.

To slaughter a lamb for domestic uses, prosperity will be gained through the sacrifice of pleasure and contentment.

To eat lamb chops, denotes illness, and much anxiety over the welfare of children.

To see lambs taking nourishment from their mothers, denotes happiness through pleasant and intelligent home companions, and many lovable and beautiful children.

To dream that dogs, or wolves devour lambs, innocent people will suffer at the hands of insinuating and designing villains.

To hear the bleating of lambs, your generosity will be appealed to.

To see them in a winter storm, or rain, denotes disappointment in expected enjoyment and betterment of fortune.

To own lambs in your dreams, signifies that your environments will be pleasant and profitable.

If you carry lambs in your arms, you will be encumbered with happy cares upon which you will lavish a wealth of devotion, and no expense will be regretted in responding to appeals from the objects of your affection.

To shear lambs, shows that you will be cold and mercenary. You will be honest, but inhumane.

For a woman to dream that she is peeling the skin from a lamb, and while doing so, she discovers that it is her child, denotes that she will cause others sorrow which will also rebound to her grief and loss. ``Fair prototype of innocence, Sleep upon thy emerald bed, No coming evil vents A shade above thy head.’’ 0 See Sheep. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

The Language of Dreams

A memory resurfacing of a place or location that you visited before. Ask yourself if there was something about that region or experience that pertains to your present situation.

If you have never traveled to this place before, consider its name, location, and the landmark itself for more interpretive value.

For example, seeing “Old Faithful” might speak of your own timeliness or dedication (see Water).

Possibly the manifestation of a memory from a past life experience. Even so, there is something important about this experience that directly relates to your circumstances now.

Monuments appearing at the landmark show your loyalties to someone, something, or a situation. Such loyalties can be good or bad influences, so check the condition of the monument for further insight here.... The Language of Dreams

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream that you take laudanum, signifies weakness of your own; and that you will have a tendency to be unduly influenced by others. You should cultivate determination.

To prevent others from taking this drug, indicates that you will be the means of conveying great joy and good to people.

To see your lover taking laudanum through disappointment, signifies unhappy affairs and the loss of a friend.

To give it, slight ailments will attack some member of your domestic circle. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

If you dream of mowing a lawn, it suggests that you will have great luck and happiness in life once you get rid of people or old habits that no longer are positive influences. It also suggests that once you get organized and bypass obstacles, you will have good luck in finances and in academic pursuits.... My Dream Interpretation

Ariadne's Book of Dream

This heavy metal can come to suggest that you have become le§d-footed, commenting on your tendency to procrastinate. It may signify carrying a heavy burden. Lead may also suggest that you have been poisoned by another’s influence or that you have poisoned your own mind by pressunng yourself too much.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a leader reflect confidence, boldness, that you are taking responsibility for your actions, manage your power, and hold a position of influence in your life.

If you are following a leader, then this is about your issues with authority figures. You are becoming aware of what part of you is leading the show. You are standing up and taking center stage of your life and are coming into your power.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Dreaming about a white, empty piece of paper means new possibilities and new opportunities; an empty piece of paper promises future possibilities already in the making. Receiving an empty piece of paper from another person: you are under the influence of somebody else (whether negative or positive depends on the rest of the dream images).

If you are looking at pages in a book, it means you are thirsty for knowledge, This is good for studying, and also for finalizing contracts. See Paper and the chapter on “Letters in Dreams.” Looking at many green leaves: expect a happy event; you are entertaining new ideas and establishing interesting goals. Wdted leaves: worries and defeat. Watching falling leaves: misfortune or loss in your family. See Branch, Leaves, Tree.

Depth Psychology: Green leaves symbolize emotional and intellectual growth; wilted leaves stand for what has passed. Vou have lost your footing and feel tossed about like “a leaf in the wind.”... Dreamers Dictionary

Indian Interpretation of Dreams

You will attain influence and respect. Good omen to dream that you are learning and acquiring knowledge. ... Indian Interpretation of Dreams

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

If you dream of admiring well-shaped feminine legs, you will lose your judgment, and act very silly over some fair charmer.

To see misshapen legs, denotes unprofitable occupations and ill-tempered comrades.

A wounded leg, foretells losses and agonizing attacks of malaria.

To dream that you have a wooden leg, denotes that you will bemean yourself in a false way to your friends.

If ulcers are on your legs, it signifies a drain on your income to aid others.

To dream that you have three, or more, legs, indicates that more enterprises are planned in your imagination than will ever benefit you.

If you can’t use your legs, it portends poverty.

To have a leg amputated, you will lose valued friends, and the home influence will render life unbearable.

For a young woman to admire her own legs, denotes vanity, and she will be repulsed by the man she admires.

If she has hairy legs, she will dominate her husband.

If your own legs are clean and well shaped, it denotes a happy future and devoted friends.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are lending money, foretells difficulties in meeting payments of debts and unpleasant influence in private.

To lend other articles, denotes impoverishment through generosity.

To refuse to lend things, you will be awake to your interests and keep the respect of friends.

For others to offer to lend you articles, or money, denotes prosperity and close friendships.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Mood shifts or movement of attention, as when we move from being involved in physical sensation and shift to think­ing; rise or drop in status or work; our emotional highs and lows—the lift going out through the roof could show tendency towards being manic, going underground meeting influences from the unconscious; being ‘uplifted* or feeling down’. Ex­ample: I was in a lift with a young woman. She intimated there was some difficulty about getting the lift to work. I felt this was not so and pushed the button.

The doors closed and the lift began to ascend. As it did we moved close together and kissed. But the main feeling was of being accepted and liked. This moved my feelings so much I felt a great melting feeling in my abdomen, and a lot of body sensation against her body’ (Anthony F). Here the lift shows Anthony ‘being moved’ emotionally and sexually—the lift can depict sex and the energy flowing up the trunk in love or meditation. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Every limb of the horse represents a person’s power and influence according to the importance of that limb.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of a lion symbolizes power, physical strength, and aggressive behavior. This indicates that you are able to control and manage your emotions with ease. Often referred to as the ‘King of the Jungle,’ lions represent royalty, influence, and dominion over everyone. You must exercise self-control in all aspects of your life.

To dream that you are attacked by a lion means that you have many problems to solve. Defy negative emotions that will cause your downfall.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Because feelings arc often felt to flow within us, as when we listen to rousing music, or notice a feeling in the chest which moves to the throat, then may become crying or other expressed emotion, they may be shown in a dream as fluid. Liquid in bottle: a change of feelings, as when we dnnk wine or medicine; influenced by exterior emotions. White liq­uid: milk of kindness, self-giving or sperm, the magic fluid out of which life emerges. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Holds within it the qualities of integrity and honesty; and is also said to influence virility.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Similar to car—drives such as ambition, what moti­vates one—but usually connected with work or our more commercial relationship with people.

For instance, one s per­sonal motivations meeting the influence of big unified groups such as the police or large businesses.

Example: ‘I was a passenger in a very large eight-wheeled lorry, my husband being the driver. We stopped at a pedes­trian crossing in our town and my husband got out of the driving seat and went into the local town hall near a crossing. I waited in the lorry for what in my dream seemed hours.

The next thing I remember is that I was then riding a bicycle on the other side of the crossing and cycled away up the road’ (Diann R). Her husband’s involvement with social and work activities—the lorry and hall—make Diann decide to become more independent rather than wait for her husband to be ‘with her’. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Mystic Dream Book

Feeling alone in a dream is a favourable omen, but it shows that you must depend on your own exertions, not on the influence or help of friends of strangers. ... Mystic Dream Book

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Being lost depicts confusion, loss of motivation or abil­ity to make clear decisions. Sometimes suggests issues in your life have arisen and not been noticed and you are being nega­tively influenced, in which case consider the environment in which you are lost. Lost in unknown place: it suggests you are in a new area of experience, a new situation or period of your life. You need to take stock calmly and get your bearings. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Any destructive influence, i.E.

The “wolf” of chronic stress; see “diagnosis”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Magic and the use of powers beyond ourselves has always had an appeal. Classified as any extraordinary or mystical (beyond oneself ) influence, charm, or power, in dreams this power can seem more easily accessible than at other times.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of a magnet, denotes that evil influences will draw you from the path of honor.

A woman is probably luring you to ruin.

To a woman, this dream foretells that protection and wealth will be showered upon her.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

To dream of a magnet means you will have the power to draw many things into your life according to your wishes.

A woman may have much wealth and love showered on her as a result of this dream.

A magnet dream is usually a good one but again you need to place it within the framework of the whole dream to learn it’s true meaning, as it could also mean that you are capable of drawing evil influences into your life unless you heed the overall warning of your dream.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

The influence—to attract or repel—we have on others or they have on us. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- We all have within us the ability to attract or repel others, and often a magnet appearing in a dream will highlight that ability. Since of itself the magnet is inert, it is the power it has that is important. We often need to realise the influence that we have over other people comes not only from ourselves, but also from our interaction with them.

2- The magnet has the ability to create a ‘field’ round itself, a field of magnetic energy. Often the magnet appearing in a dream alerts us to the intrinsic power that we have, which is inert until such times as it is activated bv situations around us.

3- A magnet will suggest a degree of charisma within the dreamer which can be used in various wavs. depending upon the dreamer’s inclinations.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Encyclopedia of Dreams

To dream of a magnet means you will have the power to draw many things into your life according to your wishes.

A woman may have much wealth and love showered on her as a result of this dream.

A magnet dream is usually a good one but again you need to place it within the framework of the whole dream to learn it’s true meaning, as it could also mean that you are capable of drawing evil influences into your life unless you heed the overall warning of your dream.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a magnet represent attraction, seduction, influence, and an ability to draw people, places and opportunities to you. Or this dream may be showing you where you’ve been magnetized by someone’s charm.... Strangest Dream Explanations

My Dream Interpretation

To see a magnet in your dream symbolizes negative forces that are drawing you towards a path of scandal and ruin. Be careful of letting others influence you.... My Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: The postman in a dream usually has pleasant information.

A postman bringing money: you are spending money on useless things. Seeing a package: you are about to receive a gift. Writing a postcard: you need to take care of an unpleasant matter.

Receiving a postcard: in a certain situation you are guided more by false hopes than reality. See Package.

Depth Psychology: Mail represents your attitudes, opinions, and thoughts that can influence others. See Letter.

A postcard can also refer to an irritating obligation that should be fulfilled as soon as possible.... Dreamers Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

If one could produce a graphic image of the whole of human nature, many different forms might be integrated within an overall shape, perhaps a circle or square. Also, if it were possible to have a visual presentation of a person’s inner world of mind, weaknesses, strengths, order, confusion and quality, each person would appear differently. Some would be internally jumbled, divided and ugly, others symmetrical, inte­grated and beautiful.

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

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

In some ways our personality or identity is like a plant which feeds from the most unlikely material to produce beautiful leaves and flowers.

The plant can transform manure into living leaves and petals. Our identity feeds on experience and information, some of which may appear uninviting, pain­ful or unwholesome. In fact our experience may be all of these, and be depicted in dreams as manure, and if not put to our roots—our process of becoming aware of things in an intensely felt manner which links feelings with intellectual insight—remain a disintegrating influence. Learning pro­cesses which pile intellectual information on children or adults without helping them to allow their deep feeling re­sponses, are piling manure on the psyche while cutting off its roots. Personal disintegration is the result. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Mystic Dream Book

See under COLOUR. Most flowers owe their power in a dream to their colour. But as a rule, they are fortunate, and will to some extent counteract any bad influences at work against you.... Mystic Dream Book

My Dream Interpretation

If you dream of using marijuana, it suggests you have feelings of insecurity and regret. You worry that people will discover who you really are.

If you dreamed of being drugged to the extent that it interfered with, or altered, your normal movements and/or behavior, it is a warning that there is active jealousy around you from someone who would not only be ready and willing to take advantage of any mistake you might make but might even try to mislead you into making one. Be extra careful of your actions following this dream.

If you dream of hiding your drug-taking from someone, especially a parent, you have been keeping a secret that will hurt you if you don’t let it out.

If you dream that someone pressures you to do marijuana, beware of that person in real life because they are a bad influence.

The same is true if you dream that someone gave you drugs without your knowledge. This dream may also suggest that you are stubbornly ignoring facts that are staring you right in the face.

To dream about a drug dealer, or to dream you were dealing marijuana, means you need to stop drifting and take a more positive role in your life.

If you dreamed of you or someone else overdosing on drugs, it is a serious warning that your behavior has become self-destructive. You need to take a more positive approach to dealing with your problems and set your eyes on your future, or you will end up sabotaging yourself and not getting what you want.... My Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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1- Dreaming that we are in a market indicates our ability to cope with everyday life, of being able to relate to people, but particularly to relate to crowds. It is also the place of buying and selling and therefore often gives us some sort of indication as to how we value our various attributes, whether we have something to sell or whether we arc buying.

2- A market is a bustling, happy place and to dream of one may indicate that we need to look after ourselves more and to spend time with more people. It could also suggest that we need to become more commercial in the work that we are doing, or perhaps to be more creatively influenced, rather than doing something purely and simply because it is commercial thus it has quite an ambivalent meaning.

3- A marketplace can be viewed as a place of spiritual exchange in dreams. We can establish a balance between our everyday reality and our spiritual or inner world.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: A market is a bustling, happy place and to dream of one may indicate that we need to look after ourselves more and to spend time with more people.

An open air or farmers market suggests that we should pay more attention to the good things in life. It could also suggest that we need to become more commercial in the work that we are doing, or perhaps to be more creatively influenced, rather than doing something purely and simply because it is commercial – thus it has quite an ambivalent meaning.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of a marriage represents change, harmony, and obligations. You are facing a significant stage in your life where you will begin a new journey. It may also symbolize the joining of your various attributes and characteristics, especially the male and female attributes.

To dream of a marriage proposal indicates that some issue will influence you negatively.

To dream that you are getting married to your ex implies that you have come to terms with lessons and errors that you made in that relationship. You have been able to grow and discover new truths about yourself. It may also suggest that if you are in a relationship now, there are similar aspects as your previous relationship. You will not commit similar errors though. You have learned how to make changes. *See Wedding.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Made of fire and gas, Mars is the passionate flame bearer that may signal a time for aggressive action. It is characterized by masculine ideas and ideals. It carries a great deal of new vital energy for accomplishing your goals.

The appearance of Mars in the dream of a woman may signal a new male influence in a partnership or a romantic relationship.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a master represent that you’ve been cultivating your natural genius and are coming into your power and influence. This dream can also help you to vent out power struggles you have within yourself, in your relationships or with someone at work. Consider the possibility that you are dealing with issues of having “power over” someone, or perhaps someone is lording their power over you.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Many mayans today believe, as the original mayans did, in the influence of the cosmos and the need to pay homage to the gods through rituals of many types. It is this element of ritual that will often surface in dreams today.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The spiritual need for a healing influence in our lives is indicated by medicine appearing. It may be symbolic of spiritual healing or of the need to potentize (make more powerful) any medicine we have to take so that it can work to our best advantage.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Healing influence; meeting experiences we might not like but need in order to change a negative situation. Idioms: taste of one’s own medicine; take one’s medicine. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- To be taking medicine in a dream suggests that on some level we arc aware of part of ourselves which needs healing. Often we arc aware of what the medicine is for and arc thus alerted either to a health problem, or to a situation which can be changed from the negative to the positive.

2- Sometimes an experience which we have in waking life can be unpleasant in the immediate moment, but ultimately is good for us. In dreams, medicine can stand as such a symbol.

3- The spiritual need for a healing influence in our lives is indicated by medicine appearing.

The dreamer can look at what his own requirements are in this domain.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of seeing a minister, denotes unfortunate changes and unpleasant journeys.

To hear a minister exhort, foretells that some designing person will influence you to evil.

To dream that you are a minister, denotes that you will usurp another’s rights. See Preacher and Priest.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

V:. Money has erotic meanings and stands for a woman’s “stockpile of feminine, erotic power and attraction.” In a man’s dream, money is a symbol for vigor and sexual performance. Looking at a lot of money: you want to improve your station in life. Finding money on the street: you have too many debts and it’s bothering your conscience.

The postman is bringing you money: don’t always rely on others and don’t wait for help from your relatives or friends.

Depth Psychology: Money is the measure of the actual or hoped for strength you need. Dreams about money are about your energy reserves, possible accomplishments, and personal worth. Money is also a symbol of sexual energy, influence, power—and last but not least—financial security. Do you dream about money often? Giving so much weight to material things may be robbing you of happiness. See Bank, Wealth.... Dreamers Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Influence of religious teachings; difficulty in meeting sexuality and emotional and financial independence; aware­ness of spiritual. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dreamers Dictionary

Depth Psychology: Monsters appearing in a dream reflect a fear of dying or hate directed toward oneself. Unresolved events or emotional experiences hiding beneath the surface have too much influence over you. Failing to learn how to control these energies may lead to serious problems. Seek professional help if monsters appear in your dreams frequently. See Demons, Mysterious Creatures.... Dreamers Dictionary

The Language of Dreams

The lunar, feminine, water aspect of the Universe.

An influence that causes odd behavior, such as the full moon or a blue moon are purported to do.

If being covered by a cloud, a type of eclipse dream.

Each phase of the moon has slightly different associations.

The waxing crescent symbolizes new beginnings and growth.

A full moon indicates maturity, especially of a more maternal disposition, and a waning moon is the emblem of decline and old age. Note, however, that your ways of thinking can be metaphorically old without physical age.

Howling at the moon: A release of animal instincts and energies. Also possibly a sign of a superstitious person.

Something that is rare, and should be enjoyed while it lasts (e.g., “once in a blue moon”).... The Language of Dreams

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Mosquitoes attacking your body might arrive in a dream as a response to negative influences in your environment. They may point out that someone is feeding on your life force and leaving a swelling imtation.

A mosquito may appear to advise that you stop letting others suck your blood. (See Insect.)... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream that you wear mourning, omens ill luck and unhappiness.

If others wear it, there will be disturbing influences among your friends causing you unexpected dissatisfaction and loss.

To lovers, this dream foretells misunderstanding and probable separation. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are in mourning, refers to your inability to let go of the past. You need to clear away your feelings about those old experiences and make way for the new.

To dream that you are wearing black clothing for mourning, symbolizes grief, bad luck, and unhappiness.

To see others wearing mourning clothes in your dream, signifies disturbing influences and misunderstandings among your friends. Also see “Death.”... My Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

If you dream of mowing a lawn, it suggests that you will have great luck and happiness in life once you get rid of people or old habits that no longer are positive influences. It also suggests that once you get organized and bypass obstacles, you will have good luck in finances and in academic pursuits.... My Dream Interpretation

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Contamination of negative influence and attitude that hinders one’s discernment; see “smell”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Wading through mud: things will move painfully slowly in the next few days, the mood is bleak and troubles abound. Getting stuck in mud: you are in a difficult situation and need some peace and quiet to figure out how to get things moving again. Most of all, you need to stand on solid ground again. Looking at mud: you are in the company of questionable people. See Manure, Quagmire, Swamp.

Depth Psychology: Manv treasures could be hidden in the “mud of the unconscious.” Dig them up, even if it means getting your hands dirt)’. Mud points to negative things from the past which—if you dig them up—could provide insight and wisdom. Maybe you are afraid of fears and cravings you think are “dirty”? Beware, though, that the more you repress these emotions, the more power and influence they have over you. Taking a mud bath: healing from emotional illness. Mud dreams are very important. Pay close attention to other symbols in the dream. Do you feel “dirty”? Are you and your partner “slinging mud” at each other? Or are you “stuck in the mud”? Since mud consist of part Water and part Earth, make sure you explore both of these topics as well. See Dirt.... Dreamers Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

If such symbols appear frequently in your dreams, like a street full of water puddles, for instance, or a sky filled with birds of the same kind, it is thought to be a sign of extreme distractions and psychological splitting.

If such dreams are common, it would be a good idea to see a psychologist.

Multiplicity is the essential characteristic of all life events that register in the unconscious—the deeper in the unconscious, the more pronounced the multiplicity.

It is connected to the sympathetic nervous system, where whatever is happening is telegraphed to every cell in the body. Multiplicity has a destructive connotation, because it dissolves the unity of consciousness, occurring often where there is a conflict between the ego, the many different Ts, and influences in the environment. This dream may also point to conflicts and prejudices that are a hindrance.

According to the theorist Gurdjieff, the person who is not free always depends on many egos, and they make themselves known through such dreams. Other people suggest that the many egos of a person are what bring out his or her creative potential.

This dream often occurs during illnesses that are part physical and part psychological—delirium tremens, for example, where hallucinations involving many Mice are not uncommon.

However, multiplicity might also point to an early stage of a new awareness.

According to Freud, the frequency, or the accumulation, of symbols or facts in a dream indicates that they are real and will also appear during waking hours.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Little Giant Encyclopedia

A long life. You want immortality and have a tendency toward grandiosity.

The mummy may also indicate an age-old burden, something that died long ago but still influences and fascinates you.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

The play of subtle feelings and forces in our being; realisations difficult to define; the influence of wider aware­ness in our life. Playing music: self expression; expressing our essential self which might be overlooked in general activities. Idioms: music to one’s ears; face the music. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Often one’s sexual organs; one’s skills in self expression. Large complex instrument: the mind and its influence in the rest of our being. See organ. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Looking at a pink or red necklace (coral, ruby, rose- quartz, etc.): a very happy love-relationship, or you will fall in love.

A pearl necklace or a necklace with dark precious stones: tears and grief, but also an emotional cleansing. Wearing a very expensive necklace with precious stones indicates an inheritance from a distant relative, or a financial reward.

Depth Psychology: A necklace, as an erotic symbol, indicates unmet sexual needs. It may also indicate your desire for more power, property, authority (more influence on others). Or is there simply too much “hanging around your neck” (too many responsibilities, chores, worries, obligations). See Jewelry, Precious Stones.... Dreamers Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of a necromancer and his arts, denotes that you are threatened with strange acquaintances who will influence you for evil. See Hypnotist.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Encyclopedia of Dreams

Dreaming of a necromancer is a very bad dream and should be meditated on along with the whole dream. Dreaming of this necromancer practicing his black arts denotes there are evil people around you that will try to influence your life and spoil your domestic bliss.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Many dreams lead us to feel an intensity of emotion we may seldom if ever feel in waking life.

If the emotions felt are frightening or disgusting we call the dream a nightmare. One of the common features of a nightmare is that we are desperately trying to get away from the situation; feel stuck in a terrible condition; or on waking feel enormous relief that it was just a dream. Because of the intensity of a nightmare we remember it long after other dreams; even if we seldom ever recall other dreams, even worry about what it means.

As so many dreams have been investigated in depth, using such varied approaches as hypnosis, exploration of associa­tions and emotional content, and LSD psychotherapy, in which the person can explore usually unconscious memories, imagery and feelings, we can be certain we know what night­mares are. They arise from six main causes.

Unconscious memories of intense emotions, such as those arising in a child being left in a hospital without its mother. Example: see second example in dark.

Intense anxiety produced—but not fully released at the time—by external situations such as involvement in war scenes, sexual assault (this applies to males as well as females, as they are frequently assaulted). Example: ‘A THING is marauding around the rather bleak, dark house I am in with a small boy.

To avoid it I lock myself in a room with the boy.

The THING finds the room and tries to break the door down. I frantically try to hold it closed with my hands and one foot pressed against it, my back against a wall for leverage. It was a terrible struggle and I woke myself by screaming’ (Terry F). When Terry allowed the sense of fear to arise in him while awake, he felt as he did when a child—the boy in the dream—during the bombing of the Second World War. His sense of insecurity dating from that time had emerged when he left a secure job, and had arisen in the images of the nightmare. Un­derstanding his fears, he was able to avoid their usual paralysing influence.

Childhood fears, such as loss of parent, being lost or abandoned, fear of attack by stranger or parent, anxiety about own internal drives.

Many nightmares in adults have a similar source, namely fear connected with internal drives such as aggression, sexuality and the process of growth and change, such as encounter with adolescence, loss of sexual characteristics, old age and death. Example: see third example in doors under house, buildings.

Serious illness. Example: ‘I dream night after night that a cat is gnawing at my throat’ (male from Landscapes of the Night).

The dreamer had developing cancer of the throat. These physical illness dreams are not as common as the other classes of nightmare.

Precognition of fateful events. Example: My husband, a pilot in the RAF, had recently lost a friend in an air crash. He woke one morning very troubled—he is usually a very positive person. He told me he had dreamt his friend was flying a black jet, and wanted my husband to fly with him.

Although a simple dream, my husband could not shake off the dark feelings. Shortly afterwards his own jet went down and he was killed in the crash’ (Anon.).

Understanding the causes of nightmares enables us to deal with them.

The things we run from in the nightmare need to be met while we are awake. We can do this by sitting and imagining ourselves back in the dream and facing or meeting what we were frightened of. Terry imagined himself opening the door he was fighting to keep closed. In doing this and remaining quiet he could feel the childhood feelings arising. Once he recognised them for what they were, the terror went out of them.

A young woman told me she had experienced a recurring nightmare of a piece of cloth touching her face. She would scream and scream and wake her family. One night her brother sat with her and made her meet those feelings de­picted by the cloth. When she did so she realised it was her grandmother’s funeral shroud. She cried about the loss of her grandmother, felt her feelings about death, and was never troubled again by the nightmare.

The techniques given in dream processing will help in meeting such feelings. Even the simple act of imagining ourselves back in the nightmare and facing the frightening thing will begin the process of changing our relationship with our internal fears. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Hen numbers are drawn to our attention in dreams they can have either a personal or a symbolic significance. Often a number will appear that has personal meaning, such as a particular date, or the number of a house we have lived in. Our minds will often retain the significance of the number even though we do not necessarily consciously remember it ourselves. Spiritually, as we progress we put ourselves in a position to make the best use of the vibratory effect of numbers. It has long been accepted that by combining numbers in certain ways, influence can be brought to bear on our environment.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

The life-giving influence of emotions and life pro­cesses within the ‘desert’ of intellectualism or matenalism. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Pertaining to evil, supernatural influences; a warning to prevent association; see “witchcraft”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Christian Dream Symbols

Symbolic of demonic influences, 2 Kings 9:22... Christian Dream Symbols

Encyclopedia of Dreams

If you dream that you listen to, and are influenced by, an occultist teacher then you will seek the betterment of others under your care.

To become enthralled in belief of the teachings then you will forebear to accept the crass material gain you are offered.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of the Olympics shows that you are viewing an aspect of your waking life as a competition. Your whole life may be influenced by an underlying urge to make everything you attempt a competition. Your unconscious may be telling you that it is time to relieve yourself of this emotional attachment to competition, as this isn’t making you very happy.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of an orang-utang, denotes that some person is falsely using your influence to further selfish schemes.

For a young woman, it portends an unfaithful lover. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Christian Dream Symbols

To dream of an orgy is indicative of an influence from a demonic spirit of perversion, Rom. 13:13 NLT... Christian Dream Symbols

Christian Dream Symbols

Symbolic of demonic influence, Ezek. 21:21 ... Christian Dream Symbols

Mystic Dream Book

This means advancement in position and the good influence of one whom you have known on or by the sea.... Mystic Dream Book

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Packing your belongings: expect life-changing events with worries, a shift in attitude, or possibly a separation. Watching a stranger packing: expect a visit.

Depth Psychology: Internal and external influences are about to change your daily routine. Whether these influences are from your surroundings or self-initiated can be determined by the rest of the dream symbols.... Dreamers Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To see a panther and experience fright, denotes that contracts in love or business may be canceled unexpectedly, owing to adverse influences working against your honor. But killing, or over-powering it, you will experience joy and be successful in your undertakings. Your surroundings will take on fair prospects.

If one menaces you by its presence, you will have disappointments in business. Other people will likely recede from their promises to you.

If you hear the voice of a panther, and experience terror or fright, you will have unfavorable news, coming in the way of reducing profit or gain, and you may have social discord; no fright forebodes less evil.

A panther, like the cat, seen in a dream, portends evil to the dreamer, unless he kills it. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

For persons dreaming of peacocks, there lies below the brilliant and flashing ebb and flow of the stream of pleasure and riches, the slums of sorrow and failure, which threaten to mix with its clearness at the least disturbing influence.

For a woman to dream that she owns peacocks, denotes that she will be deceived in her estimate of man’s honor.

To hear their harsh voices while looking upon their proudly spread plumage, denotes that some beautiful and well-appearing person will work you discomfort and uneasiness of mind. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of a pelican, denotes a mingling of disappointments with successes.

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

Mystic Dream Book

Be reserved with strangers; a dangerous influence is near you when travelling.... Mystic Dream Book

Christian Dream Symbols

Symbolic of Occult influences ... Christian Dream Symbols

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Using perfume on yourself: you are trying to deceive others. Giving perfume as a gift: your attempts to find favor with another person are going to be successful. In a mans dream, smelling perfume: you are influenced by a female whose thoughts and actions will have negative effects on you. See Makeup.

Depth Psychology: Perfume is a symbol of your attempts to gloss over your mistakes and failures (selling something negative by making it fragrant). People around you will soon smell a rat. See Smell.... Dreamers Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of smelling perfume, generally represents good fortune and happiness.

If you dream of being overwhelmed by unpleasant perfume, too much self-indulgence will have a bad influence on your ability to think clearly.... My Dream Interpretation

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream that you are a pharaoh represents self-realization of your power and influence. It likewise implies your link to the spiritual and divine.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

In attempting to put together the information gathered from viewing thousands of dreams—not simply at face value, but explored in depth through the emo­tions and direct associations of the dreamer—a philosophy or view of life arises. It suggests that our birth as a physical and psychological being is a paradox. We are unique, and at the same time a common undifferentiated person. Psychologically we have our identity out of the lives of thousands of humans who preceded us and left the gift of language, of music, an, of concepts and information. Our mental life, our consciousness, is in some very real way formed out of what they left from their life. Our consciousness has been hewn out of the rock of possibilities by the love, the struggle and pain, the endeavour and wit of their lives. Particularly our psyche has been shaped by or modelled on our parents, and the traces in their life, unknown though they may be, of their parents, backwards for many generations.

Our identity is given to us by the humans who raise us. This sense of self arises because we are treated as if we were a self. This, with language, is the creative matrix of our self awareness.

The giving of a name is therefore a miracle which acts as a nucleus around which the many mental connections can be made which form our self image. Perhaps this is why giving the name in baptism is seen as a holy rite in Chris­tianity.

Our conscious personality can live without ever becoming aware of its connections with other lives except as it meets them in everyday affairs. That its existence has depended upon what was given by countless other lives—that humans constantly create each other, consciously and unconsciously, through the dynamic flux of communication—might never be realised. That one’s own life is also a part of this creative process, this sea of living consciousness, might never be known. Nevertheless, each individual life constantly takes pan in the collective, negatively or positively. This is not a mystical thing, but is plainly observable. From the point of view of dreams, if our life has given nothing in deed, in love, in rearing of children, in ideas or art, or in common human­ity, we are dead—during life and afterwards. Giving and re­ceiving, kinship and symbiosis, growth and decay are the fun­damentals of the living process according to dreams.

At death, we face a very real end, a real death. There is no magical escape from this. All that we have been, all we have become, all we gathered and won is lost—finished. But the paradox occurs again. Dreams suggest that out of all we gave of ourself, out of all we received from the being of others, we are recreated in a realm of consciousness. This may mean that we continue as living influences in the lives of those who still live. But the suggestion is that something more than this oc­curs. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

The infectious infiltration of harmful outside influences foreign to one’s nature, affecting their ability to perform... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Memories; wanting to be remembered or noticed; looking at some aspect of oneself. Looking at family photos: realisation of past influences in one’s life; family environment, mentally and emotionally. Taking photos : capturing a realisa­tion; taking notice of something; remembering. Photo of one­self: one’s self image; need to look at oneself or get an objec­tive view. Photos which come to life: the living influence of past experience; our continuing involvement in what the pic­ture depicts; something which we held as a thought, which is taking shape and becoming real. Developing photos: bringing to consciousness what was latent or unrealised before. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a pickle denote that you are in a bind, in trouble, in a pickle. This dream may be bringing your awareness to the fact that you have been inundated with information and other people’s influence, and you need a break to get back to your own conditioning field.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Boring) Piercing a hole in a dream means deception. Piercing a hole in a stone in a dream means investigating someone in authority. Piercing a hole in the wall of a citadel in a dream means being obsessed with virgin girls and desiring to deflower them. Piercing in a dream also means spying, pursuing someone’s tracks, desecrating one’s earnings by bringing unlawful money into them, or it could mean deterioration in the conduct of one’s children. Digging an underground tunnel in a city in a dream means searching for someone. Digging an underground tunnel to reach the inside of a house in a dream means trying to court a woman, exerting an irresistible influence on her, then luring her to deceive her. (Also see Tunnel)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Ruled by the emotions and intuition, this is the astrological sign of the mystic. It may influence dreams by making them more vivid and magnifying what is in the subconscious. Pisces may point to a very sensitive individual.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Plaited hair: girlhood. See hair under body. Plaiting rope, etc.: weaving together different influences in one’s life; uniting conflicting feelings or people; a triangle of people. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- In olden times, a plait using three strands indicated the interweaving of body, mind and spirit. It also represented the influences which were assimilated by a growing girl and taken into her understanding of herself as a woman. In dreams it therefore represents womanhood. In the present day, as men become more sensitive, the more creative will often plait longer hair.

2- Plaited hair was formerly a means of creating order and cleanliness. Often in dreams to see a plait reminds us of the talisman or favour belonging to his lady which a knight of old would carry into battle. Nowadays it is more of a lucky charm.

To be plaiting string, rope, hair etc. highlights our ability to weave the different influences of our, or someone else’s, life into a coherent whole.

3- Very subtle influences come into play when we begin to develop spiritually. Hair plaited into the shape of a crown - or wound round the head indicates spiritual attainment.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Very subtle influences come into play when we begin to develop spiritually. Hair plaited into the shape of a crown – or wound round the head – indicates spiritual attainment. Hair is often used as a representation of the individual in magical spells.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Plaited hair was formerly a means of creating order and cleanliness. Often in dreams to see a plait reminds us of the talisman – or favour belonging to his lady – that a knight of old would carry into battle. Nowadays it is more of a lucky charm.

To be plaiting string, rope, hair etc. Highlights our ability to weave the different influences of our, or someone else’s, life into a coherent whole.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: In olden times, a plait using three strands indicated the interweaving of body, mind and spirit. It also represented the influences that were assimilated by a growing girl and taken into her understanding of herself as a woman.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

The influence of the abstract or subtle in one’s life; desire for the strange or alien.

If dreamer has any inkling of astrology, the planet can depict the traditional planetary’ qualities. Sun: vital energy, the self; consciousness or aware­ness. Moon: see moon. Mercury: intuition and the mind. V^ nus: love, motherhood and femininity; receptivity. Mars: ener­getic activity; aggressive action or fire in one’s life and feelings; masculinity ruled by passions. Jupiter, growth; ex­pansion in self and activities; preservation; freedom from limi­tations. Saturn: fate; the past catching up with us; retarding influence, emotional coldness; lessons of life which shape our growth; time. Uranus: sudden changes, fluctuation. Neptune: the unconscious influence in daily life; psychic impressions, awareness of death. Pluto: the deep unconscious and death; beyond the ego. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Dreaming of planets is to be linking with very subtle energies which surround us and have an effect on our lives, even though we may not be consciously aware of it.

2- The interpretations of the planetary significances are; Jupiter suggests growth and expansion, and also freedom from limitation. Mars indicates activity and war but also drive. Mercury signifies communication, intuition and mental powers. Moon represents our emotions and our links with our mother. Neptune works with illusion but also with inspiration. Pluto has charge ol” the unconscious and transformation. Saturn is a restraining influence and rules the past. Sun usually symbolises the Self and the energy that we have. Uranus governs sudden changes. Venus highlights love and beautv.

3- Spiritually, once we become aware of how the subtle energies can help us live our lives successfully, we can learn to make use of planetary energy.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Ariadne's Book of Dream

The planets represent powerful archetypal energies that may influence your personality and your life. As heightened power, they bnng their individual attributes to you to strengthen your character.

For instance, Venus offers the qualities of love and beauty and Mars the initiative to move forward.

The planets may also signify bodies of knowledge, each offering different lessons to your life.

For instance, Saturn teaches you about materializing your goals and offers lessons about structure, rules, and regulations. (See entries for individual planets.)... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: The interpretations of the planetary significances are: jupiter suggests growth and expansion, and also freedom from limitation. Mars indicates activity and war but also drive. Mercury signifies communication, intuition and mental powers.

The moon represents our emotions and our links with our mother. Neptune works with illusion – but also with inspiration. Pluto has charge of the unconscious and transformation. Saturn is a restraining influence and rules the past.

The sun usually symbolizes the self and the energy that we have. Uranus governs sudden changes. Venus highlights love and beauty.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Dreaming of planets is to be linking with very subtle energies, which surround us and have an effect on our lives, even though we may not be consciously aware of them. Often as we begin to study the esoteric arts we become more aware of these influences.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To fed that you are poisoned in a dream, denotes that some painful influence will immediately reach you.

If you seek to use poison on others, you will be guilty of base thoughts, or the world will go wrong for you.

For a young woman to dream that she endeavors to rid herself of a rival in this way, she will be likely to have a deal of trouble in securing a lover.

To throw the poison away, denotes that by sheer force you will overcome unsatisfactory conditions.

To handle poison, or see others with it, signifies that unpleasantness will surround you.

To dream that your relatives or children are poisoned, you will receive injury from unsuspected sources.

If an enemy or rival is poisoned, you will overcome obstacles.

To recover from the effects of poison, indicates that you will succeed after worry.

To take strychnine or other poisonous medicine under the advice of a physician, denotes that you will undertake some affair fraught with danger. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: You are taking poison: you are forced to admit your participation in an unpleasant incident, a mistake, or a weakness. Poisoning someone else: you are about to lie to another person. Being poisoned: don’t aggravate other people—you will make enemies that way. Seeing several poisonous plants: dishonest people bother you.

Depth Psychology: Poison in a dream is cither a warning about your own deception, or you are suffering from the misdeeds of others. It could be that negative thoughts and influences are “poisoning” your life. Is your environment poisonous? Do you want to solve your problems by force? Do you hate others—or the way your life is going? Both hates will make you miserable and “poison” your life.... Dreamers Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Poppies seen in dreams, represents a season of seductive pleasures and flattering business, but they all occupy unstable foundations.

If you inhale the odor of one, you will be the victim of artful persuasions and flattery. (The mesmeric influence of the poppy inducts one into strange atmospheres, leaving materiality behind while the subjective self explores these realms as in natural sleep; yet these dreams do not bear truthful warnings to the material man. Being, in a manner, enforced.) ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The porcupine is a symbol of miserliness and food cravings; also—because of its quills—it represents wrath.

Vision: The porcupine serves as a warning: don’t be so naive. It could also mean that you either planned to do a good deed for another person and were rebuffed, or you have painted yourself into a corner. Killing a porcupine: you got rid of a “prickly” person. Watching a porcupine catch a mouse: a very materialistic or sting)’ person is taking advantage of you. Getting pricked by a quill: someone is trying to ruin your reputation or harm vou.

Depth Psychology: The porcupine reflects your need for safety and security. It could also indicate actual mistrust on your part, which could influence your relationships. Have you “painted yourself into a corner”? Are you “being prickly”?... Dreamers Dictionary

Christian Dream Symbols

Dreaming of pornographic material can symbolize being influenced by a spirit of perversion or coming into contact with someone who is sexually perverse ... Christian Dream Symbols

Christian Dream Symbols

The sensation of spiritual possession in a dream is symbolic of demonic influences in your life, Mk. 3:11 ... Christian Dream Symbols

My Dream Interpretation

If you dream of smoking pot, it suggests you have feelings of insecurity and regret. You worry that people will discover who you really are.

If you dream of hiding your pot smoking from someone, especially a parent, you have been keeping a secret that will hurt you if you don’t let it out.

If you dream that someone pressures you to smoke pot, beware of that person in real life because they are a bad influence.

If you dreamed of being dstoned to the extent that it interfered with, or altered, your normal movements and/or behavior, it is a warning that there is active jealousy around you from someone who would not only be ready and willing to take advantage of any mistake you might make but might even try to mislead you into making one. Be extra careful of your actions following this dream.

A dream of giving or selling pot to others suggests that you have some dishonesty around you. Rethink who your current friends are.

If your dream featured someone else who had, smoked, or was dealing pot, it is telling you to stop drifting and take a more positive role in your life.... My Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

A new area of one’s potential or personality developing; a deepening relationship with one’s unconscious is producing a new area of experience—still unexpressed, but developing. In a woman’s dream: may refer to desire for a child.

If pregnant at the time of dream: anxieties, feelings or intu­ition regarding pregnancy and birth. Carolyn Winget and Fre­deric Kapp researched on the dreams of 70 pregnant women.

Those women whose dreams included a high percentage of anxiety themes were the ones who delivered their babies in the shortest time—less than ten hours.

The conclusion was that by allowing feelings of anxiety in our dreams we are less influenced by anxiety in waking, and we can deal with situa­tions more confidently.

Someone else pregnant in dream: an aspect of oneself about to bring forth new characteristics; an intuition about that person. See example under girl; cave; third example un­der penis in body; second example under baby. See also birth. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Islamic Dream Interpretation

In a dream, a prison guard represents repercussions that could influence the veiling or unveiling of secrets.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The prophet is the instrument, voice, and interpreter of divine revelation.

Vision: Seeing a prophet: he/she may reveal a secret; or you will soon find out what you want to know.

The prophet’s pronouncements or predictions are very important, because they convey valuable information that could influence future life- changing decisions. See Astrology, Fortune-teller.

Depth Psychology: If you get negative information, it may indicate your fears and lack of self worth. Should this dream recur frequently, psychotherapy might be in order. Positive prophecies could become reality. It is not clear if the prophet has clairvoyant qualities, or if the dream-behavior is programmed by hidden expectations. Whatever the case, keeping these prophecies in mind makes it even more likely diat they will come true.... Dreamers Dictionary

Christian Dream Symbols

Dreaming of a psychic giving you information is symbolic of demonic influences trying to direct your life, Lev. 20:6 ... Christian Dream Symbols

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of publishing denote influence, change, transformation, and mutation of human consciousness. You desire to make your mark on the world. See Wright and Printing Press.... Strangest Dream Explanations

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are pulling something, indicates your struggles with getting things accomplished. It may represent your responsibilities, relationships, or situations which you should unload or let go. There may be a clue in what or who you are pulling in the dream.

If you dream of someone else pulling you, you are resisiting the influence of another. You may feel stressed out by other people’s expectations of you, or want to avoid getting involved in a particular situation.... My Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Doing something about a situation; positive action or expression of will. Being pulled: being influenced by some­one or something else; being influenced by aspects of your nature which you feel at odds with; being pulled by your emotions—perhaps attracted to someone. Idioms: have pull; pull one’s socks up; pull out; pull through; pull something off; pull strings; pull the women; pull together, pull up one’s roots; pull rank. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The pulpit is a preacher s special place.

Vision: Seeing a pulpit or standing in one: you will appear in public and give a speech, or people are attacking you and you have to defend yourself. Standing in a pulpit also means that you want to influence and instruct others.

Depth Psychology: You are either prone to be a know-it-all who, with your “teachings,” gains power over others, or you are suffering because of a person with these character traits. Your motto should be: “Everybody is entitled to his own opinions—no matter how wrong they are.” Follow that advice or face lots of conflict.... Dreamers Dictionary

Christian Dream Symbols

Symbolic of someone who is controlled by other people or by demonic influences, Jer. 2:8 ... Christian Dream Symbols

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Manipulation or feeling manipulated; feeling pow­erless against what feels like an external influence—the power of alcohol and drugs. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dreamers Dictionary

Depth Psychology: Puppets usually represent dependence—on other people, substances, sex, etc. Sometimes they indicate the negative influences and control that you feel others have over you. Do you feel like a marionette? Are you known to pull “strings” to manipulate others? In either case, you need to make some changes! See Thread.... Dreamers Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

If you dream of puppets, you are worried about being controlled by outside influences - or repressed fears - which are preventing your progress or enjoyment in life.... My Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Deep internal process, such as those shaping the body—consciousness can influence these, so the dream may show what relationship exists; the self. See jewels. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of being sucked into quicksand indicates you may be in an emotional bind in your waking life.

An activity you are participating in is producing a feeling of judgment, whether of another person or yourself. This may be draining you of important life energy. There is courage needed to pull yourself free from the influences that are keeping you in this negative vortex of attraction.

To dream of pulling another person or yourself from quicksand is alerting you that you can turn around your situation now.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: A warm rain shower is a symbol of fertility, success at work, and happy relationships.

A cold rain means others are going to treat you badly- Getting soaked in a rain shower: you won’t find your luck where you think. Watching a rain shower with the sun already shining: while you are still in tears. Lady Luck is already smiling on you. In a man’s dream, rain is a sign of his unmet need for relaxation.

Depth Psychology: Rain is a sign of an emotional release you should not try to prevent—don’t be afraid, you won’t lose control. See Water.

The raincoat means you are letting negative influences uroll off your back.” Maybe you will experience a “cloudburst” of good fortune soon. See Cloudburst.... Dreamers Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

To see a ram in your dream, signifies aggression, energy and impulsiveness. You may be pursuing a decision that should be approached with more care and consideration. It may also symbolize strong and powerful friends who will use their influence and best efforts for your benefit.... My Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Looking at red raspberries is a good omen: your present social and family situation will remain stable. White raspberries are also a good sign; you will either be very lucky in love or receive satisfaction from something else. Black raspberries might mean a broken heart, because your partner or husband is unfaithful. Looking at raspberries on the bush: you will meet good-hearted people. Drinking raspberry juice: you want diversions that make you feel good.

Vision: Seeing a rat means unpleasant experiences with other people. Being bitten by a rat warns you about a “friend” who is determined to wreck your reputation. Seeing a caged rat: your friend is very dishonest. Catching or killing a rat: trouble in your love relationship or in a friendship. Rats leaving a sinking ship: you are about to find out that you have miscalculated a situation at your job. See Animals, Mouse.

Depth Psychology: A rat is a sign that negative influences are undermining your vitality. Dreams about rats and mice always mean that grief and worries are “gnawing” on you. Are you sometimes repulsed or sickened by other people or yourself?... Dreamers Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

If you dream about a rastafarian, it is an omen that you should stay true to positive values and not let others influence you from following the right path.... My Dream Interpretation

Strangest Dream Explanations

If you dream of registering to vote or of signing up for something, then this represents a willingness to allow that, which you’ve signed up for, to influence your life. Consider what you are registering for so that you can understand what you are subconsciously saying “Yes” to.

If you dream of a cash register, see Cashier.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Ariadne's Book of Dream

The reindeer’s sensitivity, poise, and nobility are attributes that may influence your character.

A team of reindeer can represent a team of leaders delivering products or gifts to the world. Its mystical association with Saint Nicholas or Santa Clause associates reindeer with one who bnngs gifts and fulfillment of the deepest wishes.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

In most ancient cultures, consider­ation and even veneration of dreams played a great pan. Some groups felt that dream life was more real and imponant than waking life. Not only were dreams looked to for information about hunting (Eskimo groups), but also for ways of healing physical and psychological ills (Greek dream temples) and insights into the medicinal properties of herbs, barks and clays (African tribal witchdoctors). Common to most of these groups, and evident in the Old Testament, was also the sense that through dreams one had awareness of the transcendental or supersensible. St Peter’s dream of the sheet and unclean animals was a turning point in the history of western socicty —as was Constantine’s dream of his victory if he used the symbol of Christianity.

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

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a remote control represent your desire to control and have power over people or situations.

If you dream of looking for a remote control, this represents your struggle to get control over your life and influence of people.

If you already have the remote control in your possession, then it is time for you to recognize the power you’ve already attained.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Revealing the consequences is to influence the decision... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To attend a riding school, foretells some friend will act falsely by you, but you will throw off the vexing influence occasioned by it.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

One’s wholeness; one’s essential self. Wedding, en­gagement ring: the state of the relationship, as in example below, where Mary is ‘choking’ on or ‘can’t swallow’ her rela­tionship. Example: ‘If I swallow I am going to swallow and choke on my engagement ring. I seem to be trying to stop a ring going down my throat’ (Mary S). Heirloom, parents’ ring: psychological influence of the family or parent, even if dead. Idioms: have a hollow ring, have a true ring; run rings round someone. See shapes, symbols. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

The images used in drama of rivers helps us under­stand their symbolism.

The river can be calm, in flood, or even dried up, representing our state of feeling about our en­ergy, sexuality and emotions—the energy which as anxiety can cause illness, or as pleasure sustain health. Similarly we can drown in the river (drown in despair), float on it, be carried along by prevailing feelings, or cross over, suggesting change or even death. Generally, then, it depicts the feelings which flow through us or we are immersed in; the process of life in our body, connecting with emotions, sexuality and changes of mood, the flow and events of our life or destiny. Being in river: being influenced by or immersed in one’s inter­nal flow of feelings and energies. Crossing river: making great changes.

If one is in the water to cross, it means meeting a lot of emotions in the process of change. Seeing someone cross river feelings about death; same as falling in river. Going against current: resisting one’s own feelings, going against prevailing influences or attitudes; going back to the womb.

Directing a river: channelling one’s emotional or sexual en­ergy. Stagnant river: restrained feelings or sexuality; holding oneself back. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

One’s prevailing direction in or approach to life. This direction/approach can be either self created out of one’s own actions or decisions or arise out of other people’s or social influence; one’s predispositions; any direction you are taking, such as a love affair, a business, a new attitude; one’s public activities.

Example: My dream is of an eternal journey, which takes a road that turns into a circle or maze that is endless. Behind me is a large fat young man with blond hair. I can’t get along and he catches up with me, I say “We can’t go back we must struggle on.” He takes my wrist. I am trying to hide my fear of him and the pathway, when I wake up’ (JP). JP feels her life is something she must ‘struggle on’ with, but it is an endless circle of confusion in which she gets nowhere. This illustrates the road as a symbol of one’s approach to life. Perhaps it is her fear which creates this sense of life for her.

Example: ‘Janet my wife was cycling beside me. We came to the end of a short road. I said we should turn left, but Janet thought we ought to turn right. We got out into the middle of the road without turning either way’ (Arthur P). Crossroads, deciding which road to take: Arthur’s dream shows crossroads as depicting our many choices. Arthur’s choice involves his attempt to include his wife’s needs.

The size, richness, clean­liness, amount of people, situation of the road shows how you inwardly see either the direction chosen, or the choices con­fronting you. See crossroads.

Example: ‘Walking alone along a road through a small town. I was heading for a place that a group of people, in a street parallel to mine, were also heading for.

A person from the group tried to persuade me that the right way to get to the place was along the street the group was walking. I knew the street did not matter, only the general direction.

The person was quite disturbed by my independence. It made him or her feel uncertain to have their leader apparently questioned. I felt uncertain too for a moment. Then I walked on and came to an open stretch of ground’ (Tony C). Tony’s dream shows how roads can represent different sorts of social behaviour.

To choose one’s individual ‘road’ may be difficult, because others are so sure they know best. Patterns of behaviour such as needing an authority figure to follow are also here depicted as a road.

Road behind: the past; what you have already achieved or done. Road ahead: the future; aspects of self not yet expressed; new areas of endeavour. Fork in road: something to decide; parting from accustomed way or relationship. Unpaved road, track off to one side: going off the beaten track or being side­tracked. Lane: individual direction. Known road: one’s associ­ated feelings with that road. Running out into road: danger. Going wrong way up one way street: going against prevailing attitudes. Going out from house into road: how others see you; being in public view. Idioms: on the road to recovery, road hog; end of the road; take to the road, middle of the road; the high road to. See track. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Little Giant Encyclopedia

A symbol of Venus—love and devotion.

The contradiction of blossom and thorn.

The rose plays the same role in the West that the lotus plays in the Orient. Both blossom, producing many thousands of petals, and represent the highest stage of consciousness.

The rose is often a symbol of the self. As a well-known symbol of love, it points to the dreamer’s feeling of security and suggests that he should be more open to love.

The Greek word rodor for rose came from the ancient Greek word for “flowing,” which may have been coined to convey the flow of fragrance from this flower. But this never-ending flow of fragrance from the rose also shortens its life, causing it to wilt rapidly. Because this magnificently flowering, fragrant blossom wilts so fast, it is also considered a symbol of death.

The rose also points to the world beyond, which is the reason that the Catacombs in Rome are decorated with garlands of roses.

The rose also is the harbinger of death in the Oraclesy and it is reported that a few days before their death, bishops would find a white rose on their chair.

The belief in the death-announcing rose has influenced customs in England and Germany, where people have been reluctant to bring roses to a sick person. And if a rose bush produced a green rose—that is, when the petals turned green—as English folklore had it, a family member would die.

It is not only in England that the rose is connected with death. As far back as ancient Rome, every year a festival of the roses was celebrated where the dead were honored. Graves were decorated with wreaths made from roses.

Since time immemorial, what happens in the presence of the rose is not talked about. In antiquity, when a rose was suspended above the table, the meal was taken “sub rosa,” as it was called then, which means that absolutely nothing from the conversation was repeated after the meal.

The early Christians took up this symbolic tradition: the presence of a rose indicated that silence was to be observed when heathens were among them.

The rose as the symbol for silence continued into the 18th century, when, for instance, wooden roses were carved into the woodwork of the confessional and roses were also included in the stucco of the halls of the court.

The rose, like the lotus, is considered the perfect flower, which is one of the reasons why the Christian Church declared it to be the image of wisdom. This was instrumental in the rose becoming a symbol of Christ. Mary is also depicted as a rose, but a rose without thorns, because in Christian symbolism the thorns of the rose indicate sin, and Mary was free of sin.

The rose has something very mystical about it. Praying the rosary is considered meditation.

The Sufis pray with a drop of rose fragrance dabbed on the area of the “third eye,” because it is said that the rose cleanses and strengthens the spirit. In ancient Greece a wreath of roses was already thought to strengthen the mind.

The Roman Emperor wore a wreath of roses for the same reason. Romans wore wreaths made from roses during decadent outdoor feasts, because they hoped the roses would minimize the effects of too much drinking.

The rose as the image of a clear mind was also known to the alchemists, who connected the rose to the idea of deliverance. In Dante’s Paradiso the small group of saved sinners is pictured in the form of a white rose above which angels circle like bees. That the way to salvation is possible only through love is perhaps the most important lesson of the rose, the flower originally dedicated to Aphrodite, goddess of love. But that the rose also symbolizes flesh and blood is seen in the fact that Dionysus also claimed the rose to be his.

Time and again we hear about a rose bush that never stops blooming; about rose branches in a vase that for 70 years produced white blossoms; and about how the food for the poor that, in the basket of saints, is transformed into roses.

For those interested in the magic of the rose, we might also mention the Pentagram of the Rose.

If you connect the center of each petal with the center of the petal that comes after the next, you will form a pentagram, the foot of the Druids, the old magic figure that Faust wanted to use to overcome Satan.

The Greeks considered the long-lived, five-leaved rose bush, with the imprint of a pentagram, to be the symbol of the cycle of the Cosmos, which, according to Aristotle, is determined by the five elements (fire, water, earth, air, and ether). Also, the Rosicrucians see the rose as a symbol of hidden wisdom, using it as a symbol in their cross.

The color of the rose is also important.

A wilted rose is a sign of a relationship gone bad. According to Jung, the rose is always the symbol for wholeness, representing, in the form of the mandala, a symbol for the order of the world.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing a rusted object: you are not active enough on the job and don’t pay enough attention to the importance of human contact; it could also mean you are a clumsy lover. Seeing rusted iron: make every effort to keep your reputation intact.

Depth Psychology: Rust symbolizes aging, but also illustrates the destructive influence of bad experiences.

The dream might also be a reference to the transitory nature of life. Or is it perhaps about a blemish on your character?... Dreamers Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a saddle represent control, mastery or influence.

If you are seated in a saddle, then you are using your will and are in the seat of your power.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Encyclopedia of Dreams

Saffron as used in cooking is a good omen meaning several different things such as; a tense situation being cleared up.

A lessening of quarrels or combativeness in your life, making up after a spat, etc..

To see Saffron growing means you may have a false lover. Safforn in your dreams can also show that a calming influence is entering your life now and to drink a tea of it shows you should beware of false friends that could wreck your peace of mind.

To dream on a pillow of saffron indicates a calm happy time is coming.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

How we are handling or feeling about our life.

The images in sailing lend themselves to depict human endeavours to work with the tides and influences of life. Dealing well with wind, waves: suggests being able to meet internal and external pressures, emotions and drives, and using them to advantage. Being overwhelmed, sinking: finding emotional, sexual drives and anxieties too much to cope with. See boat, ship. Idioms: plain sailing; sail against the wind; sail close to the wind; sail into something; sail under false colours; set sail; trim one’s sails; take the wind out of someone’s sails. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream that you are eating a salad signifies that in order to elevate your inner harmony, you must be willing to be influenced only by positive experiences rather than negative. It can also mean that you possess the desire to live a healthier life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

My Dream Interpretation

To see or eat a salad in your dream, suggests that you need to express your feelings and take in the positive influences in your life in order to create personal growth. Alternatively, it indicates that you are longing for nature and good heath.... My Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Someone seeking to influence you; opportunity; one’s business sense. In woman’s dream: perhaps a hint of things you want—a lover, a new romance—that you are not admitting to yourself. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

A christian influence... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of Satan, foretells that you will have some dangerous adventures, and you will be forced to use strategy to keep up honorable appearances.

To dream that you kill him, foretells that you will desert wicked or immoral companions to live upon a higher plane.

If he comes to you under the guise of literature, it should be heeded as a warning against promiscuous friendships, and especially flatterers.

If he comes in the shape of wealth or power, you will fail to use your influence for harmony, or the elevation of others.

If he takes the form of music, you are likely to go down before his wiles.

If in the form of a fair woman, you will probably crush every kindly feeling you may have for the caresses of this moral monstrosity.

To feel that you are trying to shield yourself from satan, denotes that you will endeavor to throw off the bondage of selfish pleasure, and seek to give others their best deserts. See Devil.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

The things in self, or in the world, which we feel frightened of, or feel we cannot control; the influence of dry intellectualism or materialism. See devil under archetypes. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

The Language of Dreams

(see Radio, Telephone, TV)

Communication.

The way you receive other peoples signals. How effectively docs the satellite dish work? Is it properly aligned?

Representative of the media’s growing influence on contemporary lire Tuning into a specific “wavelength” in a situation to improve your understanding.

An alternative circle symbol.

Remaining open and receptive to external ideas and input.... The Language of Dreams

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Saturn is a Roman deity representing the Golden Age. He is associated with the Greek god Cronos. Cronos was a Titan, the son of Uranus and the father of Zeus (Jupiter). Cronos dethroned his father and was later dethroned by Zeus. Thus, from a psychoanalytic point of view, dreaming about Saturn may be symbolic of some aspects of the Oedipus complex. It may bring up the desire to challenge authority and gain personal power and identity. Astrologically, Saturn represents a wide range of positive and negative attributes. He represents barriers, misfortune, fixation and impotence, as well as loyalty, righteousness, consistency, knowledge and self-denial. Saturn symbolizes man’s ability to recognize the difficulties of life and to confront the impulsive and passion motivated lifestyle. Dreaming about Saturn, may be an unconscious message regarding self-restrain and a need for a more intellectual, moral and spiritual life. Also, Saturn’s influence has a way of amplifying reality.

If there is melancholy or despair, it remains fixed. Thus, dreaming of Saturn might call your attention to unpleasant aspects of life or to self-negating emotions. However, the psyche may be providing you with knowledge that can be used to motivate and transform current reality through hard work and self-discipline. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

To dream about a scab means you are thinking of something that has hurt you in the past.

If the scab was healing or dry, you are moving on from your past hurts. However, if the scab was sore or otherwise bothering you, this suggests that your past still has some influence on your life.... My Dream Interpretation

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Power of judgment.

The dreamer’s weight in terms of personal influence and significance. Assessment, judgment, balance, and order. Where is the center of your life? What is important? Vocal complaint about life’s ambiguity and what is unknown and unclear.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of this cover for your crown signifies protection for your deepest, innermost thoughts; your connection with spirit, highest wisdom.

If you are in fear of being scalped, you are afraid of loosing your mind or of being negatively influenced. Be mindful of who and where you share your insights. See Head.... Strangest Dream Explanations

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Influences still remaining from past hurt. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

My Dream Interpretation

To see a scar in your dream, symbolizes struggles and/or painful memories which may have never entirely healed in your mind. It suggests that your past still has some influence on your life.... My Dream Interpretation

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a scarecrow symbolize animosity at people that have trespassed over your emotional boundaries, or anger at yourself for having allowed this. Your dream is giving you the message to protect what is most sacred and precious to feel reassured that it is ok to fend off unwanted influence. See Boundary.... Strangest Dream Explanations

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

The learning process; what we leamt at school—not lessons but interrelationships, class structure, competitive­ness, authority, mortification, group preferences, etc.; habits of behaviour or feeling reactions developed during those years— puberty occurs at this time, and confronts us with many new feelings, choices and drives. Schoolfriend: your own attitudes developed in school, as you are meeting’ them in the present. School clothes: social attitudes or moral rules leamt at school.

Example: ‘1 am back at school on the first day of the new school year. At this point it can vary slightly, but I always feel out of place, usually because I am older than the other girls now or—most common—because my uniform is incorrect and it is time for assembly—I went to a very strict convent school. There is always some feeling of panic and quite often loneliness’ (PH). PH is still uncomfortable about who she is as a person.

The influence of the school years still nags at her, that she ought to be other than she is. Not having a nature that easily conformed, she was led to feel isolated and an alien.

Places in school: particular abilities we have. Library, our knowledge and learning ability; stored information. Gymna­sium: taking risks in learning something new; daring; physical health. Classroom: study, relationship with authority.

Example: ‘In the bathroom area, a school class was being held, so I had to wait for my bath, steam would be bad for the books. I didn’t have any soap with me but I was going to wash my hair and could use the shampoo’ (Leonie K). Leonie is getting rid of attitudes or a self image developed at school, shown as shampooing her hair.

The new attitudes of letting off steam would not have been acceptable at school.

Idioms: of the old school; tell tales out of school, old school tie; well schooled. See schoolteacher under roles. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The scorpion is a mortal enemy of people; it is a symbol of demonic, life-, and health-threatening powers.

Vision: Seeing a scorpion: you have secret enemies—try to confront them. Getting bitten by a scorpion: one of your enemies is giving you a great deal of trouble.

Depth Psychology: This animal represents biting sarcasm, cynicism, aggression, and bitterness. Either you are the perpetrator or the victim.

If you are the victim, someone or something will negatively influence your life.... Dreamers Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

Bleeding scratches are a warning against hidden hostility that someone has for you. Non-bleeding scratches suggest that you have protective influences around you.

If you dream of scratching yourself, this foretells a sudden windfall of money.

If you dream that someone else scratches you, this symbolizes a minor irritation or frustration. Perhaps a situation that was once acceptable has gotten worse or annoying.

To see a scratch on something in your dream, suggests that you are feeling anxiety about having to start over in some way - or begin something “from scratch”.... My Dream Interpretation

Christian Dream Symbols

If you are participating in a séance during a dream it is a warning that you have become involved with the Occult.

If you see other people conducting a séance during a dream it symbolizes people with ties to the Occult attempting to influence your life ... Christian Dream Symbols

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of being seated represent that you are in the seat of your power, owning your energy and influence; sitting back to glimpse perspective about your life. This dream can be showing you where you have become complacent and sedentary, or that you are waiting or taking a pause before engaging more actively in your life. Consider the feeling tone. See Sit and Throne.... Strangest Dream Explanations

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of swimming amidst tangled seaweed is a warning that you must resist against being influenced to act against your personal values and principles.

A firm stand will pay off. Other dreams about seaweed are suggestions that you need to rely on your intuition and trust your own instincts.... My Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

of the universe dreams Writers commonly quote the experience of William James who, while under anaesthetic, dreamt he found the secret of the universe. What he was left with was the doggerel ‘Higamus Hogumus women are mo­nogamous—Hogumus Higamus, men are polygamous’ The conclusion is that dreams cannot be truly revelatory. While it may be true to say that some such dreams contain little which adds to the dreamer’s understanding, some dreams give in­sights which profoundly alter the dreamer’s future attitudes or actions.

Revelatory dreams are more common to men than women. This may be because more men concern themselves with questions of what the universe is.

If the dreamer creates a mental or emotional tension in themselves through the inten­sity with which they pursue such questions—and we need to accept that often such intensity anses out of anxiety regarding death and one’s identity—then the self-regulatory process of dreaming might well produce an apparent revelation to ease the tension. On the opposite tack, research into mental func­tioning during dreaming, or in a dreamlike state as in research using LSD, shows that there is an enormously increased abil­ity to access associated ideas, allow feeling responses and achieve novel viewpoints. Freud pointed out that dreams have access to greater memory resources and associated ideas. P H. Stafford and B.H. Golightly, in their book dealing with LSD as an aid to problem solving, say that this dreamlike state en­ables subjects to ‘form and keep in mind a much broader picture . . . imagine what is needed—for the problem—or not possible . . . diminish fear of making mistakes*. One subject says ‘1 had almost total recall of a course I did in thermodynamics; something I had not given any thought to in years.’

Although humans have such power to scan enormous blocks of information or experience, look at it from new an­gles, sift it with particular questions in mind and so discover new connections in old information, there are problems, oth­erwise we would all be doing it.

The nature of dream con­sciousness, and the faculties described, is fundamentally dif­ferent to waking awareness, which limits, edits, looks for specifics, avoids views conflicting with its accepted norm, and uses verbalisation.

A nonverbal, symbolic scan of massive in­formation is largely lost when translated to waking conscious­ness.

My experience is that the content of revelatory dreams is almost wholly lost on waking.

If the individual explores the dream while awake, however, and dares to take consciousness into the realm of the dream, then the enormous waves of emotional impact, the massive collection of details, the per­sonality changing influence of major new insights, can be met.

The reason most of us do not touch this creative process is in fact the same reason most of us do not attempt other daring activities—it takes guts. See creativity and problem solving in dreams. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of seducing or being seduced by someone, is a warning to avoid careless behavior that could seriously damage your reputation by giving a false impression to those whose opinions count. Don’t be led astray by wild friends who are bad influences.... My Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

For a young woman to dream of being seduced, foretells that she will be easily influenced by showy persons.

For a man to dream that he has seduced a girl, is a warning for him to be on his guard, as there are those who will falsely accuse him.

If his sweetheart appears shocked or angry under these proposals, he will find that the woman he loves is above reproach.

If she consents, he is being used for her pecuniary pleasures. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The serpent is a symbol of self-renewal and profound wisdom, and also of the dragon.

Vision: Seeing a serpent: be careful dealing with other people— somebody has it in for you—a healthy mistrust would be prudent.

If you are bitten by a serpent: avoid disagreements and don’t get involved in the affairs of others—both could have potentially harmful consequences. Are you trapped in an unhappy relationship? In a young girl’s dream, serpents frequently indicate a rear of the power of male sexuality. In the dream of a mature woman, the dream might indicate fear of a rival. In a man’s dream, seeing a serpent could mean that a woman wants to seduce him. It could also be a warning that a conniving woman is after him, or about false friends or deceitful people. In general, however, the serpent is a phallic symbol and being bitten by a serpent indicates repressed desires for sex and erotic pleasures, which will soon be more powerful than ever. Seeing a white serpent: you will receive either a wise or a secret message.

If a serpent is shedding its skin: you have grown beyond your limitations, because you have shed your timeworn existence and personality. Looking at the serpent of the caduceus (the symbol of physicians): your emotional conflicts will be healed. See Viper.

Depth Psychology: The serpent symbolizes psychic energy.

For women, it is a symbol of a fear of, as well as a desire for, male sexuality, though it can also be used as a weapon against the opposite sex. As a phallic symbol, the serpent might refer to temptation, seduction, and unbridled urges.

A white, yellow, or golden serpent means spiritual insight and experience; a red serpent stands for strong sexual needs; an orange-colored serpent refers to a combination of idealism, emotions, and sexuality; a blue serpent stands for religiosity; a violet serpent is a symbol of intellectual power; a green serpent promises emotional energies and budding hopes. In any case, the serpent awakens unconscious energies that influence your feelings, urges, and instincts, bringing them into awareness where they will shape your personality.

The serpent can and will greatly increase your self-knowledge. It is a very important dream symbol!... Dreamers Dictionary

Christian Dream Symbols

To dream of sexual intercourse may be the result of having contact with a person influenced by a spirit of perversion. Sexual content in a dream may also result from being in a relationship with someone past or present... Christian Dream Symbols

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Shampoo in dreams has an obvious connection with cleansing and washing. On a practical level, we are trying to ‘clear our heads’ in order to think or sec clearly. In the words of the popular song we may be trying to ‘wash that man right out of my hair’.

2- Because shampooing is connected with the head which of itself represents intellect there is a connection psychologically with needing to have clarity of thought. We may feel that our thought processes have been slowed down, or dirtied, by outside influences.

3- Spiritually shampoo like soap would suggest an attempt to get back to basics, to clear our wants, needs and requirements and to make a new connection with the Spiritual Self.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing one or more sheep means difficult times are on the way. Shearing a sheep: you are taking advantage of other people and you will have to account for your actions some day. Seeing a flock of sheep: you will be able to generate a good income, because you work diligendy and are humble. See Lamb.

Depth Psychology: A sheep may reflect your easygoing nature, but also that you are easily influenced and let people take advantage of you. You are often too “soft” and can t say no when dealing with strong personalities. Do you feel like a “dumb” sheep? Do others call or treat you as if you were? Why? On the other hand, are you “a wolf in sheep’s clothing”?... Dreamers Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of sheep signify that you are following a leader, and being influenced. Your dream may be telling you to think for yourself and stop being so sheepish. See Lamb.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a shepherd symbolize leadership and responsibility for your flock, for your energy, for your projects, and/or for the people whom you influence. You are becoming aware of your benevolent power and influence.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

To lessen in influence, power, etc.; Research whatever is shrinking... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: If something is shrinking: some personality traits are losing their influence over you, because you have changed your attitude. Sometimes this dream may suggest that you pay less attention to appearances; “shrink your need for them down to size.” See Small, Low.... Dreamers Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Silence in a dream can suggest uneasiness and expectancy. There is a waiting for something to happen (or not happen).

If someone else is silent when we expect them to speak, we arc unsure as to how that part of ourselves which is represented by the other person will react in waking life.

2- When we are silent, wc are unable to voice our feelings or opinions. We are either inhibited by our own selves or bv outside influences.

3- Spiritually, silence is a space where there is no need for sound. Many religious orders are silent on the basis that there is then closer communication with God. In dreams it may be suggested that silence and withdrawal from the world is necessary.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: When we are silent in dreams we are unable to voice our feelings or opinions. We are either inhibited by our own selves or by outside influences. Conversely in silence we have no need to express ourselves.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

One’s spiritual presence or influence... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Ariadne's Book of Dream

A symbol of poison, a skull and cross- bones may come to reflect the poisoned ideals or negative influences that present a clear danger in your life. It may also indicate that you have been poisoned by the influence of another.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The sky is the seat of heavenly beings who are greater than humans; it is the manifestation of transcendence, a symbol for the sacred order of the universe.

Vision: Looking at a cloudless, blue sky: your plans will be successful; it also means great joy in the near future.

A cloudy sky: worries, obstacles, or an uncertain future.

If you are looking at Stars: a great desire is being fulfilled.

Depth Psychology: The sky stands for the emotional strength that influences your life, though you may not be aware of it. Dreaming about “being in heaven,” or “seeing heaven” means you have either reached this state or are striving to get there. Do you feel like being in “seventh heaven” right now? Sec the chapter “Colors in Dreams—Blue.”... Dreamers Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a slave signify that you are grappling with your power, abdicating your authority, and venting out victim/perpetrator master/servant karma. You have a desire for freedom from negative influence, including your own thoughts, habits and addictions.

If you dream of treating someone like a slave, then this represents you own disrespect of self. Keep in mind that you can only truly be enslaved by your own thoughts and that your freedom lies in your spiritual connection.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Christian Dream Symbols

To dream of someone slithering is symbolic of demonic influences in that person’s life ... Christian Dream Symbols

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

For a woman to dream that a dead snake is biting her, foretells she will suffer from malice of a pretended friend.

To dream of snakes, is a foreboding of evil in its various forms and stages.

To see them wriggling and falling over others, foretells struggles with fortune and remorse.

To kill them, you will feel that you have used every opportunity of advancing your own interests, or respecting that of others. You will enjoy victory over enemies.

To walk over them, you will live in constant fear of sickness, and selfish persons will seek to usurp your place in your companion’s life.

If they bite you, you will succumb to evil influences, and enemies will injure your business.

To dream that a common spotted snake approaches you from green herbs, and you quickly step aside as it passes you, and after you had forgotten the incident to again see it approaching and growing in dimensions as it nears you, finally taking on the form of an enormous serpent; if you then, after frantic efforts, succeed in escaping its attack, and altogether lose sight of it, it foretells that you will soon imagine you are being disobeyed and slighted, and things will go on from bad to worse. Sickness, uneasiness and unkindness will increase to frightful proportions in your mind; but they will adjust themselves to a normal basis, and by the putting aside of imaginary trouble, and masterfully shouldering duties, you will be contented and repaid.

To dream that a snake coils itself around you and darts its tongue out at you, is a sign that you will be placed in a position where you will be powerless in the hands of enemies, and you will be attacked with sickness.

To handle them, you will use strategy to aid in overthrowing opposition.

To see hairs turn into snakes, foretells that seeming insignificant incidents will make distressing cares for you.

If snakes turn into unnatural shapes, you will have troubles which will be dispelled if treated with indifference, calmness and will power.

To see or step on snakes while wading or bathing, denotes that there will be trouble where unalloyed pleasure was anticipated.

To see them bite others, foretells that some friend will be injured and criticised by you.

To see little snakes, denotes you will entertain persons with friendly hospitality who will secretly defame you and work to overthrow your growing prospects.

To see children playing with them, is a sign that you will be nonplussed to distinguish your friends from your enemies.

For a woman to think a child places one on the back of her head, and she hears the snake’s hisses, foretells that she will be persuaded to yield up some possession seemingly for her good, but she will find out later that she has been inveigled into an intrigue in which enemies will tantalize her.

To see snakes raising up their heads in a path just behind your friend, denotes that you will discover a conspiracy which has been formed to injure your friend and also yourself.

To think your friend has them under control, denotes that some powerful agency will be employed in your favor to ward off evil influences.

For a woman to hypnotize a snake, denotes your rights will be assailed, but you will be protected by law and influential friends. See Serpents and Reptiles. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Unaware of present circumstances, but not without influence... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Psychologically soap can indicate a need to clean up our act. We may feel a sense of having been contaminated by an experience and situation and our dream mind is alerting us to the fact that we need to deal with it. Because shampooing is connected with the head – which of itself represents intellect – there is a connection psychologically with needing to have clarity of thought. We may feel that our thought processes have been slowed down, or dirtied, by outside influences.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Christian Dream Symbols

Symbolic of demonic influences, Ex. 7:11 ... Christian Dream Symbols

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Sorting objects may comment on needing to sort out a problem at hand. Sorting through things in the closet might mention that you are involved in sorting out the past and the attitudes and beliefs that have influenced you.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Whatever you have cooked up you must and should be allowed to eat. This is a reference to consequences. What we have “cooked up” is composed of what we have created through our actions, influenced by emotions.

Soup is also a symbol of strength and nutrition.

The soup pot is a symbol of fusion and integration. See Kitchen.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

Depth Psychology: This “corner of the compass” is a symbol of consciousness that is primarily formed by spiritual experiences and insights.

The South is the land of warmth and will powerfully influence your life. Sec Four Corners of the Compass.... Dreamers Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

As a species, humans have cer­tain norms of behaviour, many of which we share with other animals. We tend to find a partner of the opposite sex and produce children. We care for our children. We have strong feelings about territory. In groups this becomes nationalism and, like ants or some group animals, we fight to defend our territory. We elect leaders, and have complicated rituals re­garding group status or personal ‘face*. We seek outward signs of our status, and wherever possible show them.

Talking to individuals, these drives are often hardly recog­nised. Yet they are powerful enough when manipulated to gather huge armies of people who then march to their death. They are behind enormous hostility between neighbours and nations. Although irrational, and not in our best interest to be influenced by, millions of us are moved by them as if we had little will of our own.

The feelings behind them, although seldom acknowledged directly by our conscious self, are often raised to religious status.

The procreative drive, the election of leaders, the parental and child raising urges, are all to be seen in the Christian religion as the bones behind the robes and rituals. Why does Catholicism ban the condom and divorce, make a giant figure out of the Pope, worship a woman with a baby in her arms, if it is not based on these mighty urges and biological drives?

Dreams reveal that much of human life arises out of these patterns.

The patterns are in us unconsciously. We often ven­erate the norm’ of these patterns and raise them, religiously or politically, to a level of tremendous importance.

The prob­lem is that many of these patterns are no longer serving us well. They are habits developed through thousands or mil­lions of years of repetition. While they remain unconscious we find it difficult to redirect them or even admit to their influence in our life.

Thereare, of course, many other aspects of the uncon­scious, such as memories of childhood trauma, the dream process, the image formation process and sensory apparatus. It is enough to begin with if we recognise that a lot of ourself and our potential remains unknown to us because it remains unconscious, or a pan of our unconscious processes. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Christian Dream Symbols

Symbolic of a person’s area of influence.

2. Cor. 10:13.

The color of the sphere may give you added insight into the meaning of the dream... Christian Dream Symbols

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of a spider denotes that you are being ignored and overlooked by others. Perhaps you feel that it is best to avoid someone or something that will only influence you negatively.

The spider also represents female strengths and intensity. It may be implying that there is some entity trying to keep you safe from your own actions.

If you kill a spider, it indicates that you will soon face hardships and obstacles.

To see a spider spinning a web implies that your energies and exertions will result in great gifts. This can be in the form of career advancement, elevation in social status, or prosperity. Spiders represent imagination and artistic nature. On a negative note, spiders may suggest that you feel stuck in a negative relationship. Perhaps your significant other is being too dependent on you. It can indicate that you are being influenced by someone or something that is detrimental to your happiness or safety.

To see a spider climbing up a wall in your dream implies that you will achieve your goals in the near future.

To dream that you are bitten by a spider symbolizes an issue between you and a female associate. You may be feeling entangled in a relationship that you no longer want to be a part of.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

An immaterial being created by god, subject to divine and evil influence; if unholy, see “witchcraft”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Dreamers Dictionary

Depth Psychology: The sprout stands for your potential. Sprouting represents the “inner seed,” which will grow because of your efforts or external influences. See Seed.... Dreamers Dictionary

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Diver) In a dream, a spy representsjinn (See Jinn) or an evil influence. (Also see Diver)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Christian Dream Symbols

A spy can be symbolic of an enemy of the righteous, Ps. 37:32. Spies are also symbolic of people who influence the opinions of other Christians over issues of church direction and ministry, Num. 13:32... Christian Dream Symbols

Mystic Dream Book

Adventure will come your way, but you have a protective influence near you and will meet with no harm.... Mystic Dream Book

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of a squid implies that something or someone is causing you anxiety. Perhaps you are faced with a dangerous situation, or you may not be able to see the truth of a matter clearly. Your perception may be influenced or manipulated by someone else. It may represent self-indulgence and gluttony. Everything must be your way and you are unwilling to bend to the needs of others.

To dream that you are eating squid means that you are concerned about what other people think of you. You distance yourself from others so that they cannot form negative opinions of you. This indicates that you are feeling self-conscious and worried how others perceive you.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream that you are on a stage symbolizes how you influence others through your actions and performances. This is how you relate to other people. Perhaps you require being the focus of everyone’s consideration. Pay attention to your actions on the stage. This can also have significant meaning.

To dream that you are on a side stage implies that you are a passive person. You should be more assertive and outgoing.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Climbing stairs: you are on a spiritual journey that will lift you above the common confusions of everyday life, but here, too, you will have to deal with obstacles. Walking down a flight of stairs: after much effort, relief is in sight; you are getting back on solid ground. Falling down a flight of stairs: you are either waking up from a dream or will receive painful, sobering news. See Ladder, Steps, Spiral Staircase.

Depth Psychology: Stairs are either a sign of your desire for ecstatic sex or for more influence, power, and authority. Do you want to get to the top? If your climh up the stairs is easy, you will gain new insights.... Dreamers Dictionary

The Language of Dreams

(see Darkness, Sky, Space)

Your unrealized wishes.

The tradition of wishing on stars is very ancient, going back to Northern peoples who wished on the first star (Venus) as a type of supplication to that goddess. This custom also tied into astrology and the belief that the heavens influence life on earth (see Zodiac Signs).

Being overly romantic or idealistic (e.g., “starry eyed”).

WTiat constellation or portrait do the stars form? Draw the pattern that you saw in the dream, then play connect the dots and see what appears. Use this image to help interpret the dream further.

Dreams, hopes, and goals (e.g., “reaching for the stars”).

Deliverance or help in a time of great need.

A star heralded Christ’s birth, and the Good Fairy of fables carries a powerful magic wand topped with a star.

Falling stars and comets are usually some type of warning or announcement (see Meteorite). Historicallv people believed thev presaged important events or disasters.

The direction the star is moving, if or where it lands, and other scenery in this dream may qualify it more for you.

Sxaxfish dramatically reflect the New Age precept of “as above, so below.” Nothing exists in the heavens that is not likewise on the Earth or within you. They are also an alternative pentode emblem.

Your soul, or matters of spirit. In ancient times, people often believed that their soul was tied to a specific star, and when that star was low in the sky it represented peril to their life.... The Language of Dreams

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a star signify divine direction, and that you are on track with your life, connecting with your soul and the light of your intuition. Also, dreams of a star signify leadership, luminosity, and that you are being guided toward success, power, and influence. ; feeling guided. See North Star or Movie Star.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Staring at someone: you want to influence that person’s opinion and behavior to your advantage. Staring into space: a sign of the dreamer concentrating. See Hypnosis, Stiff.... Dreamers Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Dreaming of stone can suggest stability and durability, but also a loss of feeling.

To be carving stone is to be attempting to create a lasting monument.

2- Stone has many connotations on an emotional level.

For stone to be broken up signifies being badly- hurt. Being turned to stone would suggest that we have had to harden up our attitudes. Being stoned could have two meanings. One is being punished for misdemeanours; the other is being under the influence of drugs.

3- Stone signifies the imperishability and the indestructibility of Supreme Reality.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Dreaming about stuttering is a sign of feelings of inferiority that influence your relationships in a negative way. Maybe you find it difficult—or you lack the courage—to explain yourself to others or voice your opinion. Speak freely and from your heart—it’s easier than you think. See Speaking.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The sun is the symbol of prophecy, revelation, and infinity. As the source of light, it gives warmth and makes things visible.

Vision: The sun is probably the most enduring dream symbol of human beings. It is a symbol of vitality, strength, and optimism. Seeing a sunrise: your future is filled with promises. Seeing a sunset: a certain matter needs to be brought to its conclusion; or you can look forward to a quiet, happy old age. Reflection, peacefulness, and contemplation will enrich you on your journey through life.

A “golden” sun is a promise of happiness and good fortune.

A red sun means conflicts ahead.

The sun shining through a window: your happiness resides within your own four walls.

The sun hiding behind clouds: emotional upset and sorrow.

Depth Psychology: The sun is the brightest and most powerful dream symbol and often points to outside influences that affect your life. It is a promise of happiness, success, and joy.

A sunset might indicate a serious impending crisis, or that a phase in your life is coming to an end. See Light.

An eclipse of the sun means you feel temporarily depleted (you are either uncertain or just tired).... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of the sun indicates that you will experience positive influences and temporarily not be confronted with hardships or obstacles. Your spirit is in a state of peace and serenity. It is considered a positive sign to see the sun shining.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream that you or someone else is undergoing surgery suggests that some aspect of your life - a person, issue, or situation - needs to be removed. It is influencing you negatively. Perhaps someone in power is trying to persuade you to do something you are uncomfortable with. Alternatively, you are feeling the influence of some authority figure. This dream may also be incorporating your anxieties regarding a scheduled operation or your general well-being.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of a swamp represents negative qualities that you possess. You are feeling vulnerable and apprehensive.

The dream may also be a play on the word ‘swamped.’ Perhaps some aspect in your life has you feeling overwhelmed and pressured.

To dream that you are walking through a swampy area warns of an upcoming hardship or obstacle. Unfavorable developments may occur in a relationship. Others will influence you negatively with their actions and words. On a less negative note, walking through a swamp implies that you will encounter wealth and happiness via risky and mysterious methods.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: ‘I looked at a large pool where a river surfaced.

A woman swam in it and was going to enter tunnels leading away from it. As I watched I saw some huge croco­diles swim towards her. With great speed and confidence she swam away, obviously being able to match the threat’ (Laurie V). Laurie explored the dream and found the swimming ex­pressed his growing confidence in meeting feelings which in past years had led to depression.

Generally, swimming shows confidence in dealing with the son of impacts, anxieties or emotions which cause some peo­ple to go under’, either in relationships, running a family or business, being able to meet the many influences, urges and thoughts in which we exist; expressive motivation, trusting oneself, life, and our sexuality. Swimming against cunent, tide: meeting opposition, either from within or others; moving against general opinions; feeling difficulties. Swimming un­derwater: taking awareness into what was unconscious. Swimming with other people: sharing common feelings, goals, etc.; connections with others. Diving in: taking the plunge in a new activity, relationship or way of life. Hanging about, not getting in: hesitation about a change or something new in life. Idioms: in the swim; swim against the tide; sink or swim. See pool. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Sitting or swinging on a swing: you are too easily influenced by others, have a hard time making decisions and, generally speaking, may be fickle and sometimes downright unreliable. Looking at a swing: it is time to look at your inconsistency. Rocking on a rocking horse: you are frittering away your time; also, what you call love is really infatuation.

Depth Psychology: A swing means your moods are constantly “swinging back and forth.” In a man’s dream, it also might imply that—if married and having an affair—he can’t decide between his wife and his lover.

The dream is a warning: make a decision now and be more assertive.... Dreamers Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Intercourse, a sense of what influence other peo­ple’s opinions or criticism is having on us; for some, drug dependence. See injection. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Injection

1 In dreams the syringe suggests an awareness of the influence that other people can have over us. It will depend on whether the syringe is being used to take something out or put something in as to the particular significance.

A garden syringe (as in a fly spray) in dreams can suggest either masculine energy or decontamination.

2- Dreaming of a syringe can indicate that when we are attempting to influence other people, we need to be conscious of the way we do it. We can be very specific and hit the right spot, or we can have a more ‘scatter-gun’ approach. We need to be careful that we do not inflict hurt more than is necessary on others.

3- Penetrative awareness can suggest a particular way of approaching our own spiritual selves.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Dreaming of a syringe can indicate that we need to be conscious of the way we influence other people. We can be very specific and hit the right spot, or we can have a more ‘scatter gun’ approach. Those who use syringes regularly may well dream of contamination or associated problems.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: In dreams the syringe suggests an awareness of the influence that other people can have over us. It will depend on whether the syringe is being used to take something out or put something in as to the particular significance.

A garden syringe (as in a fly spray) in dreams can suggest either masculine energy or decontamination.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a tail signify that you are following the leader, allowing someone else to guide you, influence you, or take precedence over your needs. Consider what kind of tail this is as well as the feeling tone of this dream.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

One whose instructive advice and care influences the molding of others... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream that you pay your taxes, foretells you will succeed in destroying evil influences rising around you.

If others pay them, you will be forced to ask aid of friends.

If you are unable to pay them, you will be unfortunate in experiments you are making. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are paying taxes suggests you will succeed in overcoming your enemies and destroying the evil influences in your life.

If you dream that you are unable to pay taxes, you may be involved in shady or ill-conceived activities. Change your actions or suffer a run of bad luck.... My Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Sociability; uplift or energising influence; allowing one­self time to ‘drink in’ one’s surroundings or experiences. See drink. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Being in front of a classroom in a dream may indicate your desire to teach others or to share what you know. Teaching in a dream may compensate for feelings that you are unable to influence others in the way you would like Standing in front of an empty classroom may signify feelings of frustration that no one seeks your knowledge or advice.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of a telephone, foretells you will meet strangers who will harass and bewilder you in your affairs.

For a woman to dream of talking over one, denotes she will have much jealous rivalry, but will overcome all evil influences.

If she cannot hear well in conversing over one, she is threatened with evil gossip, and the loss of a lover. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

The symbols are Virgin Mary, sometimes one’s own mother, a divine female, an old or ageless woman, the Earth, a blue grotto, the sea, a whale, a cave. Whatever the image, it often contains great religious feeling or spiritual up­lift. After all, our mother was the most powerful being in our early world. Did she admire hunters? Then we would kill dragons and cleanse the world. Did she feel the weight of the world? Then we would be the peacemaker and bring her joy.

The symbols of mother represent not simply our relation­ship with her, but also how it influences our own growth towards independence. As a baby our consciousness of self does not feel separate from mother.

The gradual separation of the sense of self is difficult. In some people it is never man­aged, even though they separate physically. Their mother, or their sense of their mother within them, still directs their deci­sions.

The old joke about My mother wouldn’t like this’ is true. In many older cultures this break was worked out in ritual tribal custom. Today we have to manage these subtleties of our psyche alone.

A woman must find a way of transform­ing the pleasure—or absence of it—of her mother’s breast into a love for a male.

If she cannot she may wish to return to the breast of another female, or be the man her father never was for her.

A man must find a way of transforming his un­conscious desire for his mother into love of a woman which is more than a dependent or demanding baby or youth.

If he cannot he may seek his mother in a likely woman, ignoring who that woman is as a real person. And the acceptance of our mother as she really is—a human being—precedes the acceptance of ourself as we really are.

The symbols of the Great Mother hold in them our aware­ness, unconscious as it may be, of the forces of nature active in us. These forces, in the guise often of a beautiful woman dancing or beckoning, are both wonderful and dangerous.

The dance of nature is unconscious.

If we get in its way we will be ground under its heel as it dances on its beautiful way.

To meet this aspect of ourself we must be both admiring and resourceful.

The danger for a man might be that he loses himself in desire for all women or one woman, for a woman, that she becomes a spiritual whore, thinking she can uplift all through her womb. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik

interpreted upon 5 sides: punishment & wisdom & comfort & assault / influence & anger of the sovereign / king.... Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik

Ariadne's Book of Dream

The ebb and flow of the tides, which are influenced by the lunar cycles, expresses the arrival of your wishes over time.

The tides may comment on your readiness to expenence the emotional qualities of life.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Feelings or insights about death; fears we face when beginning the meeting with contents of our own unconscious, unconscious family influences. Bodies in tomb: our own po­tential; aspects of self which died’ in the past, or were buried, perhaps by the immediate needs of bringing up children, or some other aspect of outer life. Trapped in tomb: illustrates a withdrawn or autistic aspect of self—a part trapped by fears or pain; how we bury our living potential by withdrawing from difficulty, pain, or life. See grave; cemetery. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dream Meanings of Versatile

A train will often highlight our attitude to social behaviour and relationships with other people. It will also clarify our attitude to ourselves.

A steam train would suggest that we feel ourselves to be somewhat outdated and old-fashioned but still viable, whereas an up-to-date electric turbo might suggest speed and efficiency. Catching the train shows we have been successful in having outside circumstances co-operate with us in achieving a particular goal, whereas missing the train indicates we do not have the resources to enable us to succeed in an appropriate way, either because we have forgotten something or because we have not been sufficiently careful. We fear that we will miss an opportunity. Equally, we may feel that external circumstances are imposing an element of control over us. Often dreams of missing a train and then catching either it or a later one, suggest that we are managing our inner resources better. Dreams of missing a train, alternating with those of catching one, show we are trying to sort out our motivations. Getting off the train before its destination or it has reached a station implies we are afraid of succeeding at a particular project. We do not appear to be in control. Getting off the train before it starts suggests that we have changed our mind about a situation in waking life. Railway lines and tracks will have significance as ways of getting us to our destination. Being conscious of the way the track runs ahead may give us an inkling as to what direction we are going. Recognizing the signals up ahead would have the same significance. Coming off the rails might suggest doing something inappropriate or of not being in control. Not wanting to be on the train might indicate we feel we are being unduly influenced by outside circumstances. Arriving at a station indicates we have completed a stage of our life journey. We may be ready for a new relationship with the world in general.

The carriages on a train suggest the various compartments or sections of our lives and the way we feel about them.

For example, if a carriage is untidy or dirty, we are aware that we need to ‘clean up’ an aspect of our lives.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

What you are doing with your life. Thus your destiny or direction in life; the direction or function of your personal growth at time of dream; the movement of life through the aging process. Travelling without goal: having no aim in life; confused about direction; taking life as it comes. Going on holiday: moving towards giving yourself more free time; growth towards allowing yourself to fulfil your needs instead of always considering other people. Travelling to an island: becoming more independent; isolating oneself. Travel­ling alone: independence; loneliness. Travelling with others: one’s social relationships; how you compare yourself with others; what feelings and attitudes influence you. See railway; boat; road; airplane. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Mystic Dream Book

Financial affairs will prosper for you, owing to the good influence of one much above you.... Mystic Dream Book

Mystic Dream Book

An evil influence is near you; do not be entrapped.... Mystic Dream Book

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of an umbrella reflect your coping strategies, the way you handle challenges, confrontations, change, or unpredictable circumstances. This dream can also represent the real or perceived need to protect your thoughts from negative influence.... Strangest Dream Explanations

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

As dreams apparently emerge from what has been named the unconscious, it is helpful to understand ideas regarding it, and something of its nature.

In ancient cultures we occasionally find hints regarding the unconscious, but not definite statements as were presented by Freud. In the dream theories worked out by the Iroquois American Indians, they believed that through dreams the hid­den or unconscious area of the psyche makes its desires known (see Iroquoian dream cult).

The Greek stories of the Underworld also clearly depict common unconscious activi­ties.

In general, however, many ancient peoples developed con­cepts of exterior agents such as devils, angels, spirits and God to account for phenomena which today we connect with the unconscious.

The first philosopher to talk clearly of an aspect of the mind being unconscious was Leibnitz. He observed that one often recalled at a later date some detail of experience which at the time one was unaware of. One must therefore have observed it unconsciously. So in general the word means anything we are not generally aware of in our being.

Freud’s concept of an unconscious element of human na­ture which influenced conscious behavior was strongly re­sisted. It was disturbing to many people and questioned the idea of humans being the ‘captain of their soul’.

The Freudian slip has become one of the popular examples of the influence of the unconscious. Saying to guests arriving at one’s house, Tm so sorry—I mean glad—you could come’ suggests one’s real feeling was sorrow at their arrival, not gladness. There is a story of a faculty member of Oxford University who asked the guests at a function to toast the queen, but his actual words were ‘Let us toast our queer dean.’ However such slips might be seen as attempts to conceal our real feelings, rather than evidence of unconscious motivations.

Taking into account not only Freudian and Jungian ap­proaches to the unconscious, but something of more recent research, the term unconscious must be taken to represent many functions and aspects of self, rather than something we can neatly define. Therefore, we might think of the term as being like the word ‘body’, which means a whole spectrum of organs, functions, chemical processes, neurological events, systems, cell activities, as well as one’s experience of these. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

The person we are beneath our social mask; the feelings and urges we have but may not admit to others or even ourself; the less expressed or capable side of our nature; something we hide.

If dreamer is under some­thing, someone: feeling suppressed, feeling weighed down or worried about something; feeling the underdog.

If dreamer sees something under them: feeling the top dog; seeing one s inferior (not as capable) functions or self; looking down on others; having a wider view. Idioms: come under, down un­der, under one’s wing; under the weather, under the thumb; under one’s hat, under a cloud; under one’s nose; under the counter, under the influence. See above. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of an undertow in the water symbolizes a strong influence that is working on you in your present life. You may feel “pulled down” by your current pressures, or by a particular problem or bad influence. You must use your self-control and willpower to assert yourself and regain control of your situation.... My Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing yourself or others in uniform: don’t be deceived by appearances and try to be less arrogant and shallow. In a man’s dream, a uniform indicates a lack of order and being uncomfortable in a chaotic situation.

Depth Psychology: Are you conforming too easily to conventional standards? The uniform may be a sign of intolerance and rigidity.

Do you want more influence and power? See General, Military, Officer.... Dreamers Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ideas or feelings received from someone else— depending upon how you feel in the dream, what has been received can aid in meeting negative influences in life; influ­ence of other people in your life; may be similar to injection and suggest sexual intercourse. See injection. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- In normal everyday life, vaccination is an action which initially hurts but is ultimately good for us.

To dream that we are being vaccinated therefore suggests we are likely to be hurt by someone (perhaps emotionally). What they are trying to do to us will in the end, however, be helpful.

2- It is very easy for us to be influenced by other people. Vaccination indicates that we can be affected by other people’s ideas and feelings.

3- Vaccination in dreams suggests Spiritual indoctrination.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

The Complete Dream Book

A man dreaming of being vaccinated is likely to be unduly influenced by feminine charmers.... The Complete Dream Book

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a vaccination reflect a desire for protection and boundaries against undesirable influence and negativity.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Vaccination indicates that we can easily be affected and influenced by other people’s ideas and feelings.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Christian Dream Symbols

This is symbolic of a person who sucks the life out of you, a bad influence in your life... Christian Dream Symbols

Christian Dream Symbols

Symbolic of Christ, Jn. 15:1. An outstretched vine can also symbolize great influence, Jer. 48:32 ... Christian Dream Symbols

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a viper signify that you are releasing your fear of being attacked, hurt, or poisoned by the influence of an unsavory character. Or perhaps you have slithered off your path in which case, your dream is guiding you back to your intuitive awareness and higher knowing. Consider the feeling tone.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: A virgin in a man’s dream may refer to a project he has in mind at work; or it might mean that he would like to get to know a specific woman. Insulting a virgin with suggestive remarks: you will be punished soon for something you did.

A woman dreaming about a virgin: she would like to have more self-restraint and moderation in her life.

Depth Psychology: A virgin dream suggests that you have already taken the first step in your determination to change. Sometimes the virgin is a sign that you have remained true to yourself in love relationships. In spite of the influences around you, your soul remained unmarred. Your very essence remained healthy in spite of die troubles in youi life.... Dreamers Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

If you dream that you or your computer have a virus, then this reflects betrayal, violation, and your fear of being invaded by a negative influence. This dream is telling you to set clear boundaries with people in your life that are not watching out for your highest good and to take precautions to defend what is precious to you. This dream may be a warning to take precautions to protect your assets in a more secure way. See Firewall and Sick.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Christian Dream Symbols

Someone vomiting in a dream is symbolic of being mentally, physically, or spiritually poisoned by an environment or an ungodly influence. Eating vomit is symbolic of repeating bad behavior, Prov. 26:11... Christian Dream Symbols

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of voting signify that you are using your personal power and influence in a responsible way. You are realizing that your feelings, thoughts and actions make a difference and that you have the ability have a say in the matters of your life. Consider what you are voting on and whether you give it a thumbs up or down.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Riding in a wagon: chances for quick advancement at the job are good. Losing a wheel: you will be faced with an embarrassing situation—someone’s thickheadedness makes you mad. Falling out of a wagon: you are very clumsy and are not doing well; you could lose your job.

A mule is pulling the wagon: you are influenced by people who are dangerous or stupid.

If people are pulling the wagon (a rickshaw): you want to influence other people or take advantage of them.

Depth Psychology: See Auto, and, in the case of a horse-drawn wagon, see Horse.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The wallet is a symbol of Greed. Vision: Being given a wallet as a gift promises a pleasant surprise. Looking at an empty wallet: expect financial losses. Finding an empty wallet: disappointed hopes. Suddenly finding a wallet full of money: gd luck or even a win.

A wallet full of money is also a symbol of powerful sexuality. Men dreaming about losing their wallet face problems with impotence. In women’s dreams, it means don’t speculate in the near future.

Depth Psychology: The wallet is a symbol of worries about property and the desire for financial security. Maybe the dream is a warning not to let material considerations run your life.

The wallet is always a warning to be careful of losses to come. While the waller is a sign of influence, power (and potency), hut the dream is warning you not to squander its contents. ... Dreamers Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream that you find a wall obstructing your progress, you will surely succumb to ill-favored influences and lose important victories in your affairs.

To jump over it, you will overcome obstacles and win your desires.

To force a breach in a wall, you will succeed in the attainment of your wishes by sheer tenacity of purpose.

To demolish one, you will overthrow your enemies.

To build one, foretells that you will carefully lay plans and will solidify your fortune to the exclusion of failure, or designing enemies.

For a young woman to walk on top of a wall, shows that her future happiness will soon be made secure.

For her to hide behind a wall, denotes that she will form connections that she will be ashamed to acknowledge.

If she walks beside a base wall. she will soon have run the gamut of her attractions, and will likely be deserted at a precarious time. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

personal influence over others; power of suggestion; spell we cast over another’s feelings or decisions; male sexual­ity. Idioms: wave one’s magic wand. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- When we dream of using a wand we are aware of our influence over others. Conversely, if someone else uses a wand we are aware of the power of suggestion, either for negative or for positive within the situation.

2- Conventionally the wand is an instrument of supernatural forces, and it is often this image which is the most important. We are aware of some force external to ourselves which needs harnessing.

3- Obviously a wand works in tandem with magic, so to dream of a wand can symbolise ‘magical’ powers which may influence us.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Obviously a wand works in andem with magic, so to dream of a wand can symbolize ‘magical’ powers that may influence us or that we are capable of using. It is only when we fully understand these powers that we can use them effectively.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: When we dream of using a wand we are aware of our influence over others. Conversely, if someone else uses a wand we are aware of the power of suggestion, either for negative or for positive within the situation.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- A warden in a dream is often a manifestation of the guardian or the keeper. We may have a part of our personality which acts as monitor or attempts to suppress other parts of our personality, and this appears as a warden.

2- In working with dream images we will often recognise aspects of the Spiritual Self which protcct us from outside influence and this also can appear as a warden.

3- The Guardian of the Threshold’ between the physical and the spiritual is represented by the warden.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Christian Dream Symbols

If you dream of a warlock it is a sign that people influenced by Satanic religious practices have been recruited to influence a person or event, Num. 22:7 ... Christian Dream Symbols

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of clear water, foretells that you will joyfully realize prosperity and pleasure.

If the water is muddy, you will be in danger and gloom will occupy Pleasure’s seat.

If you see it rise up in your house, denotes that you will struggle to resist evil, but unless you see it subside, you will succumb to dangerous influences.

If you find yourself baling it out, but with feet growing wet, foreshadows trouble, sickness, and misery will work you a hard task, but you will forestall them by your watchfulness.

The same may be applied to muddy water rising in vessels.

To fall into muddy water, is a sign that you will make many bitter mistakes, and will suffer poignant grief therefrom.

To drink muddy water, portends sickness, but drinking it clear and refreshing brings favorable consummation of fair hopes.

To sport with water, denotes a sudden awakening to love and passion.

To have it sprayed on your head, denotes that your passionate awakening to love will meet reciprocal consummation.

The following dream and its allegorical occurrence in actual life is related by a young woman student of dreams: ``Without knowing how, I was (in my dream) on a boat, I waded through clear blue water to a wharfboat, which I found to be snow white, but rough and splintry.

The next evening I had a delightful male caller, but he remained beyond the time prescribed by mothers and I was severely censured for it.’’ The blue water and fairy white boat were the disappointing prospects in the symbol. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: If you are working with putty: you would like to win others over to your side, but you are not firm enough in your approach.

A burning candle: a solemn occasion is observed; listen more to your inner voice and “find yourself.”

Depth Psychology: Putt\’ stands for your soft, impressionable side that is easily influenced. You are controlled by outer forces and inner ones from your unconscious. Are you “putty” in die hands of others? Would you like to “reshape” someone’s attitude in accordance with your own? Figure which of the two applies here. See Candle, Clay.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Depth Psychology: Dreaming about being wealthy means you are looking for more material possessions; it is also a sign that you want more power and influence over others. See Bank, Million.... Dreamers Dictionary

The Language of Dreams

(See Knots, Rope, Spider, Spinning)

In the immortal words of Shakespeare, “Oh, what a tangled web we weave.” This dream may represent the web of deception or some other trap of which you need to be aware.

The web of life that interconnects all things, from the smallest grain at sand to the stars. In this case, your subconscious is trying to remind you of your importance in this scheme, and how your life touches everything directly or indirectly.

Attachments and associations. Nets participated in ancient Russian “wedding ceremonies to indicate the unity of the couple and ensure fertility (“a teeming catch”).

Being caught in a net can be an alternative type of cage dream, with slightly looser constraints indicated (rope is easier to get out of than steel). Alternatively, in China this is a symbol of protection. Pregnant women were sometimes surrounded by fishing nets to safeguard die baby from any evil influences.... The Language of Dreams

Ariadne's Book of Dream

A tool used to pull weeds, a weeder may indicate the need to pull out the negative influences that strangle either new psychological growth or your creative expression.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of your wife, denotes unsettled affairs and discord in the home.

To dream that your wife is unusually affable, denotes that you will receive profit from some important venture in trade.

For a wife to dream her husband whips her, foretells unlucky influences will cause harsh criticism in the home and a general turmoil will ensue. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

The movement of consciousness or mind; the hidden influences in our life; ideas and conceptions which move us. Flying with the wind: uplift of sexual energies into the mind to become a wider view or an integration of experience; uplift - ment. See tornado. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Feeling a warm, soft wind: let go of the daily grind for now and indulge in the softer side of life.

A sharp, strong wind: find strength within you and the hurdles can be taken! Pieces of paper twirling in the wind: expect to receive news soon. See Paper. Having the wind at your back: projects at work are going well. Looking at a windmill: don’t be selfish—only hard work and patience will get you through.

Depth Psychology: The wind is a symbol of spiritual energies that unconsciously influence your life. Wind blowing in your lace means problems ahead. See Air.... Dreamers Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: I was looking at a little matchbox shaped thing and one looked into it like a window. I looked at my arm through the window, then my vision was full of patterns of my energy going up and down my arm. It was very beauti­ful, leaflike shapes with glass-like balls and clear liquid but even the liquid making patterns on the move up and down’ (Wendy O). In general one is either looking out of, looking into, or going through a window. This makes them largely connected with what we see in the sense of perception or being aware of things, either within ourself, as in the example, or in regard to other people. So they can depict our eyes or awareness also.

Looking out of a window: your ‘view’ of or feelings about what you perceive in your environment or life; looking for a way out of a situation. Looking into a window: what you feel or ‘see’ in regard to someone else if you see another person; what you are aware of when ‘looking’ at or giving awareness to yourself. Climbing out of window: possibly your way of avoiding difficult feelings, i.e. by giving attention to exterior things—television, a book—rather than what we feel. Climb­ing in window: looking within oneself or seeing what makes someone else ‘tick’. Opening window: letting others see your feelings or opinions; allowing other people’s influence on yourself. No windows: not seeing what is going on around you; introversion, attention held by internal feelings, thoughts or concerns. Height of windows, such as first floor suggest what area of your experience you are looking at the world through. You might only look at life through a basement win­dow, which suggests being influenced by one’s sexuality or unconscious feelings; see levels of house within entry above. Example: ‘Presently I come to another domed window and stand looking at sea and sky. I am filled with serenity and peace’ (JD). Domed window, window in roof: depicts our head or mind. We each have a cosmic sense—a synthesis of experience in which we develop a personal view of what life is about in the largest sense; looking through the domed or roof window depicts this cosmic sense. Idioms: window dressing; window on the world; a room with a view. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Alcohol

1- In dreams, wine can suggest a happy occasion. As a substance it has an influence on our awareness and appreciation of our environment.

A wine cellar, therefore, can represent the sum of our past experiences, both good and bad.

A wine bottle, as a source of enjoyment, is taken by some to indicate the penis and masculinity.

2- As a symbol of ‘the liquid of life’, wine highlights our ability to draw the best out of our experiences and to make use of what is gleaned to provide fun and happiness.

The wine glass can have two meanings. Firstly, it stands for the container of our happiness and secondly it can stand for pregnancy.

A broken wine glass can depict sorrow, or in a woman’s dream, miscarriage.

3- Wine can represent potential spiritual abundance (as in the parable of turning water into wine). It can also signify the taking in of spiritual power.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: In dreams, wine can suggest a happy occasion. As a substance it has an influence on our awareness and appreciation of our environment.

A wine cellar, therefore, can represent the sum of our past experiences, both good and bad.

A wine bottle, as a source of enjoyment, is taken by some to indicate masculinity.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Dreaming about a witch: plans you have made are proceeding well.

Depth Psychology: The witch represents people with ill intentions—and perhaps also your own nastiness. It is a sign of your fear of the irrational, and suspicion of the unconscious forces that often influence your actions. Was the witch in the dream good or evil? Is there a witch inside of you? If so, what part of you does she represent? The witch might also stand for certain, strictly sexual emotions.... Dreamers Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

If you feel empowered by this dream, then a witch signifies your irreverent power and ability to create magic in your life.

If you feel weakened or scared by this dream, then you are running from your power, and are afraid of the negative influence it could have. Keep in mind that the shadow aspect of you is only a shadow until it is embraced by the light of your being. See Crone.... Strangest Dream Explanations

My Dream Interpretation

Wolves in dreams represent teachers, guides and the male influence.

If you dream of taming a wolf, or being a wolf yourself, good physical health and new adventures are in your future.

If you are chased by a wolf, you may be uncomfortable around a male in your life, or it may be your own, highly feminine side that you are not at ease with.... My Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

Wolves in dreams represent teachers, guides and the male influence.

If you dream of taming a wolf, or being a wolf yourself, good physical health and new adventures are in your future.

If you are chased by a wolf, you may be uncomfortable around a male in your life, or it may be your own, highly feminine side that you are not at ease with.

To dream of hearing a wolf howling, symbolizes feelings of loneliness or solitude.... My Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: If you are a woman dreaming about a female sex-symbol; you are unsure of your partner and questioning your own femininity.

If you dream about a “motherly” type of person, you are anxious for more emotional security. Seeing a woman you know: good news. Seeing a strange woman: quarrels, envy, and frustration.

If you are a man flirting with a woman: be careful with your spending habits.

A woman with a child warns of worries to come.

A pregnant woman means unexpected pleasure.

If a woman is flirting with you: you have acted foolishly and your finances are tight—nothing will save you except being more frugal. Meeting a strange woman: you are meeting a new friend.

If you see several women together: people are gossiping about you. Hugging a woman: avoid a superficial love affair.

A woman with black hair: you are envious and don’t know it.

A woman with red hair: somebody is setting a trap for you.

A woman with long hair: a relationship will intensify.

A naked woman: you are unconsciously passionate about somebody; it might also be a sign that you have acted foolishly.

A woman laughing: worry and despair about your love relationship is draining your strength.

Depth Psychology: Dreams about old women or old men are regarded as memories of vour mother whom vou have idealized. Women (particularly in mens dreams) could be a symbol of erotic needs, expectations, and desires, or may represent emotions or the irrational in the man’s personality. Dreams about women who are pleasant and peaceful are a sign of devotion to other people and objects, and sensitivity to external impressions and influences. See Old Man.... Dreamers Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are hard at work, denotes that you will win well-earned success by concentrating your energy. It can also signify a creative breakthrough.

If unusual characters appear in the workplace, such as members of your family, try and bring their influence into your work life. Also see “Coworkers”, “Fired” and “Quit.”... My Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Globe

1- The world represents the area of experience in which one lives, and our everyday activities. Often to dream of a world bevond our sphere of influence suggests the necessity to take a wider viewpoint in a situation around us.

2- To dream of other worlds and dimensions suggests different ways of experiencing our own lives. We perhaps need to be less rigid in our opinions.

3- As we progress spiritually we bccome conscious that, just as on an individual level we belong to the family, so the world belongs to the Cosmos. Being aware of the world in this sense means we must take responsibility for the way the world functions.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of the world or the globe symbolize your universal awareness, feelings of unification, global concern and compassion for people outside your day-to-day life. Perhaps you are expanding the sphere of your influence, awareness, mission and/or vision. See People and Earth.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: The world represents the area of experience in which one lives, and our everyday activities. Often to dream of a world beyond our sphere of influence suggests the necessity to take a wider viewpoint in a situation around us. Consult the entry for globe for additional information.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Worshipping: opening oneself to the influence of what is being worshipped—an idea, a person, an object. Wor­shipped: inflated sense of self. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Religious Imagery

1- Dreaming of being in a situation where we arc worshipping something such as an idea, a person, a concept or an object is to be opening ourselves up to its influence.

If we are not particularly religious but find ourselves in the middle of an act of worship we mav need to look at how we deal with a common belief svstem or set of principles.

2- Sometimes, as we move towards a greater sense of Self, dream images materialise which indicate that we arc in a position to be worshipped. This may mean we need to take a careful look at whether we are developing an inflated idea of our own importance, or whether we are actually learning to accept that part of ourselves which is of value to other people.

To be worshipping an object which is not a religious image may suggest that we are paying too much attention to whatever that object represents.

For instance, we may be too materialistic, be paying too much attention to sex and so on.

3- An Act of Worship is an acknowledgement of the power that belief has.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Dreaming that your face is wrinkled: not to panic, you are going to be young all the way into a ripe old age, even if something painful makes you doubt it. Looking at wrinkled- faced people: try not to be so arrogant.

The dream might also indicate that one of your projects will “stretch out” longer than you thought.

Depth Psychology: The wrinkles in your face are a testament to all your experiences and disappointments. What you do today (negative or positive) is influenced by the past.

The rest of the dream images would be important here.... Dreamers Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Thinking about something; soning out one’s ideas and decisions; leaving one’s mark in life; expressing one’s inner feelings and ideas; one’s personal history. What some­one you know has written: what you feel about them, their influence in your life and mind. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Can signify invisible influences on the life of the dreamer.

A closer look. Secrets revealed... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

Dreaming of a green, grassy yard is a forecast of personal happiness.

If the yard was messy, weedy or you felt scared, this means that there are hostile influences around you at the moment and you should avoid any changes for the time being.... My Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ideas or intangible influences which can yet change one’s life or situation. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Yeast is accepted as a substance which both lightens food and makes it palatable. At the same time it changes the substance and texture. In dreams it represents ideas or influences which can irrevocably change our lives or situations, often for the better.

2- Yeast ferments and thus it becomes one of the symbols of growth and unconditional love.

3- Yeast can be symbolic of the steady growth towards the realisation and beauty of natural love.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Whenever we say yes to a person or situation in a dream, we are opening to the influence of that aspect of our­self. It is important to define what leads us to agreement in the dream. Is it that one says yes because of feelings that one ought, one should, or it was expected? Was the yes out of anxiety? Was it said because that was what you agreed with, or was it the most useful response? See no. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of saying, “Yes,” signify a willing spirit, courageous heart, and a trusting soul. You are receptive and open to the influence of the person or thing you are saying yes to. Identify if your “Yes” comes from a true place with you, or an obligatory social nicety. Keep in mind that you have to be able to say, “No” in order to give a true “Yes”.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

If you dream that you yield to another in your decision making then this denotes that you are willing to sacrifice your own authority to secure peace in the family.

If others yield to you then all your business affairs will increase and you’ll gain in respect and influence in your business life.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

Christian Dream Symbols

Symbolic of someone who is influenced by Asian philosophy, Isa. 2:6 ... Christian Dream Symbols

Mystic Dream Book

You are too much under the influence of an older person. Try to develop your own personality.... Mystic Dream Book

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Everyone has a fascination for horoscopes, without necessarily understanding the significance of the zodiac wheel. It is often only when we begin the journey of self- discovery that images and symbols from the zodiac will appear in dreams. Frequently, the animal or creature associated with our own star sign will appear, almost as a reminder of basic principles.

The way we deal with that image will give us insight into how we really feel about ourselves.

2- The zodiac wheel is symbolic of our relationship with the universe. Sometimes the signs of the zodiac arc used in dreams to demonstrate time or time passing, and also suggest courses of action we might take.

For instance, if we dreamt of a girl riding a goat we might have to seek perfection (Virgo) through tenacity (Capricorn). Each sign also rules a particular part of the body; and often a dream alerts us to a possible imbalance.

3- The spheres of influence as described below are;

Aries

The symbol is the Ram and it governs the head.

The colour associated with the sign is red; its specific gemstones are amethyst and diamond.

Taurus

The symbol is the Bull and it governs the throat.

The colours associated with the sign are blue and pink; its specific gem- stones are moss agate and emerald. Gemini The symbol is the Twins (often shown as masculine and feminine) and it governs the shoulders, arms and hands.

The colour associated with the sign is yellow; its specific gemstones are agate and beryl.

Cancer

The symbol is the Crab and it governs the stomach and higher organs of digestion.

The colours associated with the sign are either violet or emerald green: its specific gemstones are moonstones and pearls. Leo The symbol is the Lion and it governs the heart, lungs and liver.

The colours associated with the sign are gold and orange; its specific gemstones are topaz and tourmaline.

Virgo

The symbol is the Virgin and it governs the abdomen and intestines.

The colours associated with the sign are grey and navy blue; its specific gemstones arc pink jasper and jade.

Libra

The symbol is the Scales and it governs the lumbar region, kidneys and skin.

The colours associated with the sign arc blue and violet; its specific gemstones are opal and lapis lazuli. Scorpio “I’he symbol is the Scorpion and it governs the genitals.

The colours associated with the sign are deep red and purple; its specific gemstones are turquoise and ruby.

Sagittarius

I’he symbol is the Archer and it governs the hips, thighs and nervous system.

The colours associated with the sign are light blue and orange; its specific gemstones are carbuncle and amethyst.

Capricorn

I’he symbol is the Goat and it governs the knees.

The colours associated with the sign are violet and green: its specific gemstones are jet and black onyx.

Aquarius

The symbol is the Water-Bearer and it governs the circulation and ankles.

The colour associated with the sign is clcctric blue; its specific gemstones are garnet and zircon.

Pisces

‘I’he symbol is The Fishes and it governs the feet and toes. I’he colour associated with the sign arc sea-green and mauve; its specific gemstones are coral and chrysolite.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Hidden information often comes to us through dreams. As we become more knowledgeable these symbols tap into arcane wisdom which allows us to live our lives in tune with the universe.

The spheres of influence of the planets were first described by plato and modern astrology stills tend to follow his teachings. By then using the correspondences we can harness the energy of the zodiac in everyday life – its colours and gemstones. Below are some of the most important correspondences:... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Strolling through a zoo in a dream may indicate pent- up emotions or primal power. It may also humorously symbolize that you are living in a “zoo”—an overwhelming place where a variety of influences are demanding your attention.... Ariadne's Book of Dream