If a person sees a dead person giving him something of this world it mean he will acquire livelihood from an unimaginable source. And if he sees himself giving a dead person clothes normally worn by living persons and he accepts such clothes and wears them it means he (the giver) has a short life span.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
When we are an inactive observer in our dream, are all the time on the receiving end of dream action, or as in the example make no effon to move from discomfort, we are in a passive role.
If this occurs frequently in our dreams, we are probably passive in our waking life. This can gradually be changed by such techniques as active imagination. It is our own emotions, fears and sexuality we are meeting in our dreams, so it is wise to take charge of our being rather than be a victim.
The following dream illustrates an active dreamer: ‘As I walked toward a house a number of demons or devils came at me menacingly, trying to stop me getting near the house. Although they made all the ghostly noises, I wasn’t at all afraid of them. I felt they were a damned nuisance, and to show them I meant business I grabbed one and with my right hand I gripped its flesh and squeezed. It started to squeak in pain and I squeezed harder’ (Clive J). ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
A way to learn the technique is to take a dream in which a fairly defined person appears. It can be a child or adult. One then sits in a quiet situation alone, or with a sympathetic listener, and imagines or feels oneself back in the dream. One does not need to develop clear images unless these come easily. Just holding the idea of the dream is often sufficient. Then in a playful way develop a conversation with the dream person. Ask them what they are doing; why they appear in your dream; what do they represent of yourself? With a little practice the dream characters can come to life for you if you can let yourself play or free-wheel a little.
As we learn active imagination, it can give us other ways of entering into the life of our dreams. We can imagine ourself as the dream character, or even as the objects or animals, and allow ourself to experience and speak from their viewpoint. We can enter the dream and carry it forward from where it slopped, imagining what would satisfy us, thus becoming more active in dealing with our own inner and outer life. See dream processing. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
The brain’s activity was found to be a better indicator of dreaming in animals than REM because some creatures, such as owls, do not move their eyes. In this way, all mammals were seen to exhibit active sleep or dreaming. Birds also dream, and, measured in this way, so do many types of fish, reptiles and some amphibians. See science, sleep and dreams. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If one finds himself depressed and annoyed with the arrival of the traveller in the dream, then his dream may signify having to ask for something from someone, or needing others, or confronting the unavoidable.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream of tending a beehive alerts us to the need for good management of our resources.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To be stung by a bee is a warning of the possibility of hurt. Being attacked by a swarm indicates that we are creating a situation which may become uncontrollable.
The beehive is said to represent an ordered community and, therefore, the ability to absorb chaos. You might also like to consult the entry for hive.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If the bee hive is turned upside down, then this represents anger, frustration and the fear of being ganged up on by an angry mob.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The bees represent her progeny, and the honeycomb represents her money.
A beehive in a dream also means a castle or citadel.
The bees represent its dwellers, and its honeycombs represent their property or belongings.
A beehive in a dream also could mean distress, sadness, or the outcome of patience, or the consequences of abstaining from offering devotion or any serious input. (Also see Bees; Beekeeper)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The beehive is said to represent an ordered community and therefore the ability to absorb chaos.
2- To dream of tending a beehive alerts us to the need for good management of our resources.
3- Eloquence and direct speech.
Possibly a connection with the Great Mother (See Introduction).... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If the hive is empty this forecasts sorrow over love affairs and a loss in income.
If you, or someone else in your dream, should be seen destroying the hive then you will have many losses and suffer poverty for a time.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If you are rescued from the grave, your struggle will eventually correct your misadventure. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To dream that you are a bus driver implies that you have chosen the correct path to achieve your goals, and you are reaching them fairly rapidly. Try to slow down a little and don’t be too aggressive. In particular, if you are a school bus driver in the dream, this could mean that you will reach your objectives faster if you use experience and wisdom to guide you. Perhaps you have achieved a higher level of self-discovery.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream that you are a bus driver, suggests that you will advance rapidly in life through learning and gaining knowledge.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream of taking any one captive, you will join yourself to pursuits and persons of lowest status.
For a young woman to dream that she is a captive, denotes that she will have a husband who will be jealous of her confidence in others; or she may be censured for her indiscretion. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Are you driving yourself or is somebody else driving you? What kind of an auto is it? For example, a sports car relates to virility, a utility vehicle to control. What color is the car? Are you fixing it up or Driving it?
According to Freud, in psychoanalysis a car is often the symbol for treatment. As Freud sees it, a slow car is making an ironic statement about the slowness of the analytical process.
According to Jung, it is a symbol for moving away. See Wagon.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
A carnival when masks are used, or when incongruous or clownish figures are seen, implies discord in the home; business will be unsatisfactory and love unrequited. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Beware, what looks worthwhile and solid may be a come-on.
3. If one has the opportunity to go to a carnival and misses it, one may be avoiding an opportunity that only comes along every so often. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A dream about carnival points either to the need to stop pretense, to take off your mask (the persona, and show the true Self). Or it could be a message to be more outgoing and have more fun.
The image of the carnival often appears when you feel rigid and cut off from life. Particularly, when, in the dream, you are rejecting the carnival, you are denying your own wild and carefree side. Furthermore, carnival is also always connected to the Fool, a symbol that combines the absurd and the wise, and represents freedom. On the other hand, the fool is also somebody who, in a conventional sense, is unable to organize his everyday activities.
Folklore: Advancement.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
A carnival may dircct you to look back at an event within the last few days that brought you fulfillment, or point to a colorful and magical experience that you enjoyed immensely... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If you are watching ‘freak shows’ then you have a lack of peace and fulfillment within your home life. Sadness will be coming to parts of your life that were once happy and content.
To dream about being on a carnival ride indicates that you are traveling in loops. It could also represent simple enjoyment; the kind that leave no lasting impression.
To dream that you have run away with a carnival represents that you will have close ties or will be involved with the entertainment industry in some manner.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To join in a carnival and enjoy yourself shows that you will be treated to some unusual entertainment in the near future.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If you observe freakish sights, there is a lack of harmony in your family life.
To dream that you are on a carnival ride, suggests that you are going in circles in your life. It may also symbolize cheap thrills.
If you dream that you run away with the carnival, you will be involved the entertainment field one day.... My Dream Interpretation
If one prepares the civet on fire in the dream, it means that he is preparing amber perfume, musk or aloe perfume that is extracted from an aromatic heartwood of the mezereum tree family.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Jung tried to explain his observation of a strata of being in which individual minds have their collective origin in a genetic way. This seems unlikely, and Rupert Sheldrake sees it as a mental phenomena. Dr Maurice Bucke called it cosmic consciousness. J.B. Priestley saw it as ‘the flame of life’ which synthesised the experience of all living things and held within itself the essentials of all lives.
If we think of it as a vast collective memory of all that has existed, then we can say the life of Edgar Cayce exhibited a working relationship with it.
Such a collective level of mind would explain many things, such as telepathy, out of body experiences, life after death, which have always been puzzling because they are difficult to explain using presently known principles. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
The dream fades as he is trying to put one on’ (Julia). Julia, a teenager, is obviously approaching her readiness for lovemaking. She has accepted the sexual standards of her parents—their bed.
The contraceptive represents anxiety about pregnancy; sexual responsibility; sexual standards, sexually transmitted diseases. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
The few exceptions are usually very clear. Example: ‘My mother-in-law died of cancer. I had watched the whole progression of her illness, and was very upset by her death. Shortly after she died the relatives gathered and began to sort through her belongings to share them out. That was the climax of my upset and distress, and I didn’t want any part of this sorting and taking her things. That night I dreamt I was in a room with all the relatives. They were sorting her things, and I felt my waking distress. Then my mother-in-law came into the room. She was very real and seemed happy. She said for me not to be upset as she didn’t at all mind her relatives taking her things. When I woke from the dream all the anxiety and upset had disappeared. It never returned (told to author dunng a talk given to the Housewives Register in Ilfracombe).
Although in any collection of dreams such clearcut problem solving is fairly rare, nevertheless the basic function in dreams appears to be problem solving.
The proof of this lies in research done in dream withdrawal. As explained in the entry science, sleep and dreams, subjects are woken up as they begin to dream, therefore denying them dreams. This quickly leads to disorientation and breakdown of normal functioning, showing that a lot of problem solving occurs in dreams, even though it may not be as obvious as in the example. This feature of dreaming can be enhanced to a marked degree by processing dreams and arriving at insights into the information they contain. This enables old problems to be cleared up and new information and attitudes to be brought into use more quickly. Through such active work one becomes aware of the self, which Carl Jung describes as a centre, but which we might think of as a synthesis of all our experience and being. Gaining insight and allowing the self entrance into our waking affairs, as M L. Von Franz says in Man and His Symbols, gradually produces a wider and more mature personality’ which emerges, and by degrees becomes effective and even visible to others’.
The function of dreams may well be described as an effort on the part of our life process to support, augment and help mature waking consciousness.
A study of dreams suggests that the creative forces which are behind the growth of our body are also inextricably connected with psychological development. In fact, when the process of physical growth stops, the psychological growth continues.
If this is thwarted in any way, it leads to frustration, physical tension and psychosomatic and eventually physical illness.
The integration of experience.
which dreams are always attempting, if successful cannot help but lead to personal growth. But it is often frozen by the individual avoiding the growing pains’, or the discomfon of breaking through old concepts and beliefs.
Where there is any attempt on the pan of our conscious personality to co-operate with this, the creative aspect of dreaming emerges. In fact anything we are deeply involved in, challenged by or attempting, we will dream about in a creative way. Not only have communities like the American Indians used dreams in this manner—to find better hunting, solve community problems, find a sense of personal life direction— but scientists, writers, designers and thousands of lay people have found very real information in dreams After all, through dreams we have personal use of the greatest computer ever produced in the history of the world—the human brain.
1- In Genesis 41, the story of Pharaoh’s dream is told—the seven fat cows and the seven thin cows. This dream was creative in that, with Joseph’s interpretation, it resolved a national problem where famine followed years of plenty. It may very well be an example of gathered information on the history of Egypt being in the mind of Pharaoh, and the dream putting it together in a problem solving way. See dream process as computer.
2- William Blake dreamt his dead brother showed him a new way of engraving copper. Blake used the method successfully.
3- Otto Leowi dreamt of how to prove that nervous impulses were chemical rather than electncal. This led to his Nobel prize.
4- Friedrich Kekule tned for years to define the structure of benzene. He dreamt of a snake with its tail in its mouth, and woke to realise this explained the molecular formation of the benzene ring. He was so impressed he urged colleagues, ‘Gentlemen, leam to dream.’
5- Hilprecht had an amazing dream of the connection between two pieces of agate which enabled him to translate an ancient Babylonian inscription.
6- Elias Howe faced the problem of how to produce an effective sewing machine.
The major difficulty was the needle. He dreamt of natives shaking spears with holes in their points. This led to the invention of the Singer sewing machine.
7- Robert Louis Stevenson claims to have dreamt the plot of many of his stories.
8- Albert Einstein said that during adolescence he dreamt he was riding a sledge. It went faster and faster until it reached the speed of light.
The stars began to change into amazing patterns and colours, dazzling and beautiful. His meditation on that dream throughout the years led to the theory of relativity.
To approach our dreams in order to discover their creativity, first decide what problematic or creative aspect of your life needs ‘dream power’. Define what you have already leamt or know about the problem. Write it down, and from this clarify what it is you want more insight into.
If this breaks down into several issues, choose one at a time. Think about the issue and pursue it as much as you can while awake. Read about it, ask people’s opinions, gather information. This is all data for the dream process.
If the question still needs further insight, before going to sleep imagine you are putting the question to your internal store of wisdom, computer, power centre, or whatever image feels right.
For some people an old being who is neither exclusively man nor woman is a working image.
In the morning note down whatever dream you remember. It does not matter if the dream does not appear to deal with the question; Elias Howe’s native spears were an outlandish image, but nevertheless contained the information he needed. Investigate the dream using the techniques given in the entry dream processing. Some problems take time to define, so use the process until there is a resolution.
If it is a major problem, it may take a year or so; after all, some resolutions need restructuring of the personality, because the problem cannot disappear while we still have the same attitudes and fears. See secret of the universe dreams; dream processing. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
To dream of cultivating is a symbol for weeding out ‘bad grass,’ which may stand for an uprooting of dire habits and bad intentions. This will allow you to grow as a person.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
A personal belief system plays a large role when obtaining a satisfying interpretation for dreams in which the dead talk to the living.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
If you know what item was delivered, look up the meaning of that particular thing for added significance.
For the delivery of a baby, look under “Birth”... My Dream Interpretation
Breast Feeding : If a person sees himself breast feeding or being breast fed, he will soon be imprisoned and the prison doors will be closed on him for a long time.
And Allah knows best.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
For a young woman, this is not a fortunate dream. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To dream that you are a detective suggests that you are seeking out innate talents that you have yet to discover. You may also be attempting to take care of a situation and find verity about an issue that is bothering you.
To dream that you are being followed by a detective suggests a sense of culpability. Your reputation will be placed under a microscope and doubted.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you are followed by a detective in your dream, you will have fortune and honor. But if you feel you’ve done something bad, then your reputation will be in jeopardy and your friends will turn away from you.... My Dream Interpretation
The diver may come as a guide into the ocean of the.subconscious to retrieve some treasure of wisdom for you to bringiout into your life. It may point to a professional shaman or hypnotherapist1 who assists you to enter the labyrinth of your soul.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
To dream of fortune-telling indicates a dependence on the opinions or ideas of others when making decisions, especiallv those of a spiritual nature.
The reading received in such a dream may be a prognostication of forthcoming developments in your current situation.
Each type of divination system has a specific theme that can add dimension to your interpretation of this dream.
For example, Tarot entails dispensing cards and accepting or rejecting the hand fate deals. Dice speak of taking risks, and aystal balls rely on vision, thereby putting the dreamer on notice to open her or his eyes fullv!
Divinatory abilities and interests developing, or latent talents coming to the forefront.... The Language of Dreams
If one sees the Divine Throne missing one of its attributes in a dream, it means heedlessness and innovation. Seeing the Glorious Throne of God Almighty in a dream may entail whatever good or evil destiny one may go through. Seeing the Divine Throne in a dream also means receiving a high ranking position or assuming a noble function, if one qualifies, or it could represent one’s wife, house, vehicle, victory over his enemy, writing poems, or doing good deeds for the one who sees it in its perfect, radiant and glorious manifestation. Ifone sees the Divine Throne, and ifhe sees God Almighty sitting on it in a dream, it denotes his faith, certitude, determination and correct religious adherence.
If one sees himself sitting upon the Divine Throne and his Lord sitting under it in a dream, and ifone qualifies for governing, then it means that he will oppress the religious scholars, show arrogance and spread evil on earth.
If one does not qualify for governing, then it means that he will become a disobedient son to his parents, oppose his teacher, rebel against his superior, issue a verdict without knowledge, commit aggression against others, or if he is ajudge, he will be an unjust one. (Also see Allah; Carriers ofthe Divine Throne; Chair)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the water is muddy, you will suffer anxiety at the turn your affairs seem to be taking.
To see others diving, indicates pleasant companions.
For lovers to dream of diving, denotes the consummation of happy dreams and passionate love. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If one brings a pearl out of the water in a dream, it means marriage or acquiring knowledge or discovering a treasure. Ifone dives into a river and finds it difficult to come out of the waters in the dream, it means that he will suffer from burdens he cannot carry, or bear patience with adversities. Diving into the ocean to extract pearls from oysters in a dream also means seeking knowledge or wealth. (Also see Pearl diver)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2- We need to be extremely foe used and attentive to dive successfully and must bring these qualities into play in a situation we are in.
3- Diving suggests the taking of spiritual risk.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you yourself are diving without great effort, the prediction is of an achievement that will gain you many friends.... The Complete Dream Book
Depth Psychology: Do you want to “dive” into something unknown? Or should you “dive” into your unconscious—exploring the deeper layers of your soul?... Dreamers Dictionary
If you were unable to jump, you are not yet ready to deal with your feelings about a situation. You are repressing strong emotions.... My Dream Interpretation
For women to dream of divorce, denotes that a single life may be theirs through the infidelity of lovers. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If an unmarried person sees himself divorcing someone in a dream, it means reaching a conclusion to whatever good or bad he is experiencing. As for the divorce of a married person in a dream, it means closing of his business or his death if he is bed stricken.
If one sees himself divorcing his wife in a dream, it means that he will become rich, or that his life will run smoother. Ifone divorces his wife with the intention of returning to her in a dream, it means that he will change his trade for a short time, then engages back in it.
If the divorce is irrevocable, then it could mean that he will permanently close his business. Divorcing one’s wife in a dream also means disregarding a treasure, renouncing an inheritance, abdicating one’s throne, or impeachment from one’s office. Divorce in a dream also denotes poverty. Divorcing one’s sick wife in a dream means that she may die of her illness. However, if one divorces his sick wife with the intention of returning to her again in the dream, in that case, it means that she will recover from her illness. (Also see Pencil sharpener; Repudiation)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A single life of frustration is that of a woman who dreams of a divorce because of cheating lovers.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
2- We are becoming conscious of the need to express emotion if we are to maintain our own integrity. We are moving into a new way of life, perhaps without the old support systems we have used.
3- To dream of divorce would suggest a potential difficulty in understanding a loss of integration in our personality.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Potentially a dream that considers this option in your current relationship.
Separation from distinct elements of self that you perceive as holding you back, or with which you’ve been unhappy.... The Language of Dreams
Depth Psychology: Is this dream a sign that you are really in danger of losing someone, or is your unconscious warning you that an affair will endanger your present relationship? Only you can answer these questions!... Dreamers Dictionary
If you dream that you are getting a divorce, you are not satisfied with your present relationship and you should get out of the situation or you will be unhappy.
If you dream that your parents are getting divorced, you may be expressing your real life concerns and worries about your folks.... My Dream Interpretation
A single life of frustration is that of a woman who dreams of a divorce because of cheating lovers.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If you lose your driver’s license in your dream, you have lost your true identity. Perhaps you have lost the independence or will to pursue your goals. Also see “Driving Test”, below.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream of driving a public cab, denotes menial labor, with little chance for advancement.
If it is a wagon, you will remain in poverty and unfortunate circumstances for some time.
If you are driven in these conveyances by others, you will profit by superior knowledge of the world, and will always find some path through difficulties.
If you are a man, you will, in affairs with women, drive your wishes to a speedy consummation.
If a woman, you will hold men’s hearts at low value after succeeding in getting a hold on them. See Cab or Carriage. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If someone else is doing the driving you will find yourself in luck, money wise.
To dream of driving in the driving rain must be interpreted by using the condition of the rain, either murky or clear, to get a better meaning.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
According to Freud, a symbol for intercourse.
According to analytical therapy, the analytical process itself.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If someone else is doing the driving you will find yourself in luck, money wise.
To dream of driving in the driving rain must be interpreted by using the condition of the rain, either murky or clear, to get a better meaning.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
The feeling of having no choice as to how to proceed in a given situation - in short, of being “driven.” If the dreamer is not the drive, he should consider who is doing it. Astrological parallels: Aries, Capricorn Tarot parallel: The Chariot... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
The dream is telling of how you are moving and navigating through life.
If you are driving and cannot see the road ahead of you, then it indicates that you do n... My Dream Interpretation
If someone else is driving, you, the dreamer, place confidence in that person and are willing to cooperate.
If you are speeding away from something, emotional impulses overwhelm you so that you are seeking release in your dream state.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
The dream is showing how you move and present yourself to others in daily life, and what the possibilities, problems, and tasks are.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The dream may also reflect a desire to change your status or take more control over your own life path. Also see “”Driving Test”, below.... My Dream Interpretation
If you dream of failing your driving test, you are not yet emotionally ready to handle something that you are planning to do (or have already done) in real life.... My Dream Interpretation
If you or others got arrested for driving drunk in your dream, you are feeling guilty about something. Also see “Breathalyzer Test”... My Dream Interpretation
If you were eaten by an animal in your dream, also look up that animal in this Dream Dictionary for further meaning.
If you were eaten by humans, look up “Cannibals”.... My Dream Interpretation
The same is the interpretation if – instead of eating them-he sees himself or another picking them up or carrying them.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
One of the most common dreams is failing an exam. In the dream one is not prepared for the exam. In a variation, one is onstage and doesn’t know the lines. Both situations refer to a fear of failing in public.
The dreamer should examine his self-esteem. In the exam situation, usually the subject—or question one doesn’t know how to answer—gives an indication of the field in which one feels insecure. Onstage, the play or scene is sometimes a key to the field of fear.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The same interpretation goes for all fishing tools and equipment. It is better to see oneself in a dream holding it, than seeing others fishing with it or carrying it. 164... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A fishing pole is also a symbol of the penis, a desire for sex, intimacy, and/or fertility. Or perhaps you are fishing for clues or answers to the issues and challenges you are dealing with.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Emotional, mental, spiritual, or physical transitions.
Protection and safety.
The pentacle of the Knights Templar is illustrated as a five-pointed star. This was used regularly to shield people from the evil eye or malicious magic.
Ancient Roman: An emblem of love and commitment.
The Roman marriage rituals featured five burning candles throughout the ceremony.
Islamic: The number of sacred tasks: regular cleansing, offerings, fasting, prayers, and taking a pilgrimage.
In some dream oracles, this number portends the restlessness that accompanies change. Listen to your inner voice, and let it steer you in the right direction.... The Language of Dreams
If it appears in a dream, the dreamer’s spirit will choose a life that is soodi- ing, active, and bright.
The Five in China is an undisputedly luck)’ number.
A Five-person is impulsive, quick, and has business intelligence. Lacking perseverance and easily annoyed or angered, Five-people need to learn to be more selective in their choice of friends. Symbolically, the Five stands for Mercury.
The Five in people points to drives and lusts. It is the sum of all kinds of qualities—packaged in a restless, nervous, and unpredictable mold.
In general, it can be said that a variety of things is behind the Five, the results of a combination of different character traits. Five represents the human body: the head, two arms, and two legs. Sometimes the Five is seen as a symbol for marriage or for the desire to have children. See Mercury.
Five-people have birthdays on the 5th, 14th, or 23rd day of the month.... Dreamers Dictionary
The thumb represents the pre-dawn prayer, the index represents the midday prayer, the middle finger represents the mid-afternoon prayer, the ring finger represents the sunset prayer, and the little finger represents the eveningprayer. As for the fingers of the left hand in a dream, they are interpreted to represent one’s nephews.
To cross or intertwine one’s fingers in a dream means difficulties and poverty. (Also see Body’; Fingers; Thimble)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If one leads the prayers in his dream, it means that he will guarantee something to someone, or it could means that he will borrow money for a term. Ifone prays behind an Imam in the dream, it means that he will become a burden to others.
The midday prayers known in Arabic as Zuhur signify a manifestation, a proclamation or exposing what is hidden. Praying Zuhur in a dream means attaining one’s goal, satisfying every need, obtaining everything one has asked for from earthly gains in this world, or it could mean spiritual benefits in the hereafter and particularly if one sees himself completing his prayers in the dream. Completing one’s prayers means achieving one’s goal.
If one is incarcerated because of a debt and sees himself completing his Z,uhur prayers in a dream, it means that someone will pay his debt for him and gets him released from prison and he will then prosper.
If one sees himself performing his Z,uhur prayers in a clear day and feels happy about it in his dream, it means that he will engage in some work that will make him famous and that he will enjoy the fruits of his work as much as he did in that clear and beautiful day in his dream. Ifone performs his midday Zuhur prayers in a cloudy day in a dream, it means that his work will be distressful. As for the mid-afternoon prayers, known in Arabic as ‘Agr, performingit in a dream means taking a vow or making a promise. This prayer in a dream also represents one’s liability.
If one sees himself performing the ‘A§.r prayers in a dream, it means that what he is asking for will materialize, though after some hardships and adversities.
If one does not complete his ‘A§r prayers in a dream, it means that what he is asking for may not take place.
If one sees himself performing the sunset prayers, known in Arabic as Maghrib in a dream, it means that what he is seeking has reachd its term.
If one completes his Maghrib prayers in the dream, it means that he will get what his heart desires. As for the night prayer, known in Arabic as ‘Isha.
If one sees himself performing his ‘Isha prayers in a dream, it means that he will complete his work and get what he wants, or it could mean the end ofhis life, following which, one usu ally attends to his resting time, which is similar to death.
If one sees himself performing the daybreak prayers before dawn in a dream, it means that the morning has come and it will be soon before he hears either good or bad news. On another level, if one sees himself praying the evening ‘I.§ha prayers in a dream, it means that he is committed to attend to his family’s needs as commanded by God Almighty, such as providing for their food, clothing, shelter and teachings. Ifone sees himself praying in the middle of the night (arb. Witter) in a dream, it means that he does attend to his family’s needs and perhaps they feel comfort in his presence. Ifone sees himself performing the dawn Fajr prayers in a dream, it means that he will start with the inevitable, such as working to provide for his family.
If one sees himself performing the midday Zuhur prayers at the time of the mid-afternoon prayers in a dream, it means that he will repay his debts. Ifone’s midday Zuhur prayers or his mid-afternoon ‘A§.rprayers are interrupted in the dream, it means that he will pay half of what he owes.
If one sees himself performing the midafternoon prayers in a dream, it means that hisjob will shortly be completed and only little work is left for him to finish. Praying the sunset Maghrib prayers in a dream means finishing one’s duties and it is time for him to take a rest.
The night ‘Isha prayers in a dream means veiling things or entering the privacy of one’s home. On a third level, the midday Zuhur prayers mean repentance, dismissal or abrogation of laws.
The midday Zuhur prayers also could mean struggling against Satan and one’s enemies, which struggle takes place usually at the time of one’s midday nap.
The mid-afternoon ‘A§.r prayers in a dream also represents victory in one’s life, or it could mean guidance, blessings and observing God’s laws.
The sunset Maghrib prayers in a dream means losing a parent, the passing away of one’s guardian, the death of a close friend or the impeachment ofthe person the dream indicate. Seeing oneselfpraying the night ‘Isha prayers in a dream means preparing for a journey, or it could mean marriage, moving from one place into another, or it could mean suffering from cataract, weakness of one’s vision, or it could denote the vastness of what is to come, for ‘Isha prayers are distant from the dawn Fajr prayers. Performing the dawn Fajr prayers in a dream indicates a vow one pledges. Praying the midafternoon ‘A§r prayers in a dream means attaining ease after suffering from hardships. Performing the sunset Maghrib prayers in a dream means having crossed somethingthat will come back later, andperformingthe night ‘Ishaprayers in a dream means deception and a tricks.
If one sees himself performing the Friday congregational prayers in a dream, it means that he will attain what he is hoping for.
If one sees himself praying inside a garden in a dream, it means that he is beseeching God Almighty for His forgiveness.
If one sees himself praying in a farmland in a dream, it means repayment of his debts. Ifhe prays inside a slaughter house in a dream, it means that he will commit the loathsome act of sodomy. Ifone sees himselfpraying seated without an excuse in a dream, it means that he will perform a deed which is not acceptable by his Lord.
If he prays lying on his side in bed in a dream, it means that he will be bed stricken.
If one performs his prayers in a mosque, then leaves it to attend to other duties in a dream, it means that whatever he attends to will be blessed, and he will profit from it.
If one sees himselfpraying while riding in a dream, it means that he is struck with fear, or that he may face a fight. Ifone sees himself performing the obligatory (arb. FarQh) prayers shortened to two groupings of prostrations (arb. Rak’at) in a dream, it means travels.
If one sees himself praying while eating honey in a dream, it means that he may engage in sexual intercourse with his wife during the fasting hours.
If a woman sees herself performing the obligatory (arb. Far!lli) prayers shortened to two grouping of prostrations in a dream, it means that she will have her monthly menstrual period on that day.
If one discovers that he has missed the time of the prescribed prayer and could not find a place or time to perform it in his dream, it means that he will face difficulties finishing something or paying a debt or satisfy a worldly goal.
If one intentionally neglects to do an obligatory prayer, or ifhe plans to do them later 166 (arb. Qada’) in the dream, it means that he takes his religious commitment lightly and hopes to correct his attitude at a later time. Performing the Friday congregational prayers in a dream is a sign of happiness, joy, festivities, celebrations, the pilgrimage season, abstaining from borrowing money for one’s accessories or luxuries. Performing the festival prayers (arb. Eid) at the end of the month of Ramadan in a dream means paying one’s debts, recovering from an illness, dispelling difficulties and dissipating one’s worries. Performing the prayers ofthe festival ofsacrifice (arb. Eid-ul Adjja. See Immolation; Manumission) in a dream means controlling one’s business, respecting one’s promises or fulfilling one’s vows. Performing the mid-morning prayers (arb. Dhuhii) in a dream means amnesty, innocence, makinga true oath, happiness and beingfree from polytheism. Ifone performs the prayer of a sick person in a dream, it means lack of luck and doubt about one’s faith. Grouping two prayers at one time or shortening them in a dream, means travels or temptation. Performing one’s prayers directly on a filthy, wet and impure ground without a prayer mat means poverty, humiliation and needs.
If one sees himself praying without properly covering his or her modesty as required in a dream, it means committing wrong while fasting or giving charity from unlawful earnings, following innovation, falling victim to passions or professing that one is right however he does his prayers. Ifone performs the prayers of fearing something in a dream, it means creating a business partnership, business activities or suffering the pangs of death. Talking during prayers in a dream means asking to get back a gift one has offered, or failure to focus one’s intention, or talking about one’s charities in public. In a dream, when performing one’s prayers, if one reads loud when he should read inwardly, or ifhe reads inwardly when he is supposed to invoke outwardly, and if he is called upon to judge between people, it means that his judgment will be wrong or that he may follow his own mind, or it could mean affectation, falsehood, hypocrisy, hiding the truth or unjustly confiscating someone’s money.
If one changes the order of the ritual prayers in a dream, it means that he disobeys his parents or objects to someone he is supposed to hear and obey, or perhaps he will be afflicted with forgetfulness or staying-up sleepless nights, or it could mean that he lacks intelligence, or that he is unable to memorise or remember things. Performing the late night prayers, (arb. Tari’iwi’h) in a dream means toiling, exhaustion, repayment of one’s debts and receiving guidance. Performing a special prayer for rain (arb. Istisqa) in a dream denotes fears, languid, rising prices, dullness of the market, trouble, unhappiness, attachment and stagnation of the construction business. Performing the solar or the lunar eclipse prayers in a dream means striving to deliver comfort or to appease someone or perhaps it could denote repentance of a sinner, returning to the path of God Almighty, fearing the authorities, difficulties, or manifestation of major signs of the fast approaching Hour of Reckoning. Performing a special prayer of fear (arb. Khawf) in a dream represents unity, concord, commonconsent, peace and tranquility. Performingthe funeral prayers (arb. -Ianaza) in a dream means interceding on behalf of the deceased.
If the deceased is unknown, then performing the funeral prayers means giving employment to a jobless person, profits from a partnership, or it could denote failure to adequately perform one’s regular obligatory prayers, or being forgetful or oft-distracted during prayers. Ifone sees himself leading the funeral prayers in a dream, and then after completinghis prayers intercedes exaggeratedly with special invocations on behalf of the deceased in a dream, it means that he will be appointed by a ruler who is a hypocrite to manage a sector of his business.
If one sees himself then invoking blessings upon the deceased in the dream, it means that God Almighty has forgiven him his sins. Ifone sees himself sitting in a gathering of people praying for departed souls in a dream, it means that he will pray in a funeral. Seeing oneself in a dream performing a funeral prayer, means that one will intercede on behalf of a sinner.
If one sees himself performingthe Friday congregational prayers (arb. Jumu’a) in a dream, itmeans that relief is coming his way, or it could mean a reunion with a beloved, or satisfying a need one is asking for it to be fulfilled.
If one sees himself praying the Friday prayers alone in the dream, it means that such help is exclusive to him.
If one loses something and sees himself in a dream celebrating one of the two Islamic festivals, itmeans that he will find his lost object. Ifone sees himself performing the festival prayers (arb. ‘Eid) of the end of the month of Ramadan in the dream, it means perosperity, and if it is the festival of sacrifice in the dream, it means repayment of his debts, dispelling stress, advancement in one’s life or job or release from prison. Performing either the solar or the lunar eclipse prayers (arb. Kusiif or Kl!ustif) in a dream means that a calamity will befall the leaders of the country or its renowned people, or it could mean the death of a great person of knowledge, whereby everyone will attend his funeral. As for the special prayer for rain (arb. Istisqa), performing it in a dream may represent an accident, or it could mean political unrest.
If the people offer this prayer from its inception to its completion in the dream, it means that their adversity will be lifted. Praying any supererogatory prayers (arb. Nafl) in a dream represents piety and devotion to the leading example (arb. Sunnah) practiced by God’s Messenger, upon whom be peace.
If a woman sees herselfleading men in prayers in the dream, it means that she will shortly die. Performing supplementary prayers (arb. Sunnah) following the leading example of God’s messenger, upon whom be peace, in a dream means serving one’s community wit sincerity, purity and good qualities. Ifone sees himselfperforming extra supererogatory prayers in a dream, it means that he cares about the success of his life in the hereafter, and that he shall enjoy the fruit of his devotion both in this world and in the hereafter. Performing one’s obligatory prayers (arb. FarQh) in a dream means providingthe necessary care for one’s family, while performing the supplementary prayers (arb. Sunnah) means working to provide extra comforts for one’s family.
The same interpretation is provided for performing the congregational night prayers of the month of Ramadan known in Arabic as Tarawlh. Seeing that in a dream means taking care of the family needs and bringing comfort to their hearts. During a congregational prayer, if the rows are straight in the dream, it means that such people are in a constant state of celebrating God’s praises. Supererogatory prayers in a dream also mean striving for unity with one’s community, love for one’s brethren and constantly trying to serve and please them with deeds, money, moral and financial support.
If the person seeing the dream is unmarried, it means that he will get married.lfhe is married, it means that he will beget two children.
If a poor person sees himself performing voluntary prayers in a dream, it means that he will earn enough to satisfy his needs.
If one performs the middle of the night prayers known in Arabic as Tahajjud in a dream, it means that he will rise in station. Performing special prayers for the fulfillment of certain wishes in a dream means attending official ceremonies, or being punctual at one’s appointments.
To perform one’s prayers after the due time (arb. Qada’) in a dream means paying one’s debts, repentance from sins or fulfilling one’s vows. Performing one’s prayers sitting in a dream means an illness, failures, contentment, or a warning about an affliction that will befall one’s father, teacher, or a beloved. Performing a special prayer for forgiveness (arb. Istighfar) in a dream means forgiveness for one’s sins and acceptance ofhis repentance. Ifthis prayer is performed in congregation in one’s dream, it means rain, prosperity, begetting children for a barren person, a good harvest, or the purchase of a new property. Performing the special prayers of celebrating God’s praises, known in Arabic as Tasablh in a dream means a receiving a gift, an endowment of divine grace, blessings and prosperity. Performing a special prayer of soliciting guidance for a specific need or cir168 cumstance in a dream (arb. Istikh.arah) means dispelling doubt or confusion, receiving guidance for one’s problem, or it could denote the success of a project.
If the one performing such a special prayer is known to follow the guidance of a spiritual teacher or shaikh, then his dream means lowering of his spiritual status, for a true seeker has no questions. Performing a special prayer for the safe return of a traveller in a dream (arb. Qha’ib) means asking for suitable weather conditions for one’s own needs or for people’s needs. Performing a special prayer over the grave of a deceased in a dream means offering special gifts that warrant no reward, or it could mean distributing charity to needy people. Performing a special prayer of greeting the mosque in a dream means spending one’s money to help his relatives and the needy people among his friends. Performing a sudden and an unexpected prayer in a dream means givingcharities in secret, or askingfor employment from unjust people. Performing any supererogatory prayer, whether during the day or the night in a dream means performing a good deed that brings someone closer to his Lord, or reconciling adversaries, or fostering love between people.
If one sees himself laughing during his prayers in a dream, it means that he oft-forgets his prayers and that he is delinquent about performing them properly and on time.
If one sees himself praying while drunk in a dream, it means that he will give a false testimony in court. Ifone sees himself praying without the required ablution in a dream, it means that his religious performance is worthless and that his adherence is despicable.
If one sees himself standing in prayers toward the wrong direction in a dream, it means that he does the opposite of what he is required to do, or that he acts the opposite of what God Almighty has ordained.
If one sees himself turning his back toward God’s House in a dream, it means that he is an apostate who rejects God’s religion or that he does not care about it.
If one sees the people in the mosque facing another direction in his dream, it means that their leader or judge will be dismissed from his office, or that he neglects to follow the prescribed rules of his religion, or that he follows his own mind and desire in making religious interpretations. However, performingone’s prayers and turning with helplessness toward any direction and crying for help in a dream means seeking God’s nearness, or asking to be accepted by other believers for an unacceptable indulgence or a non-permissible opinion, or it could mean travelling in the direction he faced in his dream. Ifone sees himself praying eastward or westward and beyond the point of God’s House in Mecca in a dream, it means that he is a despicable person who is full of arrogance, who backbites and slanders others and who is daring to indulge in sin and disobedience to his Lord. Ifone could not find the direction ofthe Ka’aba in his dream, it means that he has doubt about his faith. However, if one sees himself facing the holy Ka’aba in the dream, it means that he is walking on the straight path. Hone sees himselfwearing a white garb and reading the Qur’an in the dream, it means that he will join the caravan of pilgrims to Mecca. God knows best. (Also see Death; Imam; Pharaoh)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If one confronts the necessity of asking for forgiveness, then ifhe disdains from doing so in the dream, it means that he is a hypocrite.
If a person is asked to repent and to ask for forgiveness in a dream, it means that he or she will commit adultery.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you assisted or sheltered the fugitive, you are feeling guilty about something.
If you were the fugitive in your dream, this refers to some unpleasantness in your social life. You need to face something that you’ve been avoiding. It’s also possible that you are feeling suffocated in a relationship or situation.... My Dream Interpretation
To receive a gift within a dream is to recognize our talents and abilities. You might also like to consult the entries for present / presents for further information.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If one gives his workers or a needy person little money when they merit more, it denotes his disobedience to the commands of God Almighty, or straying away from the prophetic traditions.
If one is denied what he is asking for in a dream, it means failure in his religious practices, suffering from the consequences of challenging others and arguing about religious laws, or it could represent one’s perilous pursuit of heedless thoughts.
If a sick person sees himself paying his debts in a dream, it means his death or the spoiling of his wealth.
If he is healthy, then it denotes a case of mental derangement, anger, lack of self-control or raising one’s voice unnecessarily.
If a poor person sees himself paying someone’s debt in a dream, it means that he will receive benefits. Receiving monetary compensation by a court order in a dream denotes lawful earnings.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The idioms show the many ways this action can be used: don’t give me that, give and take; give as good as one gets; give away or give-away; give oneself away, give somebody away; don’t give a brass farthing; give place; give a piece of one’s mind, give them enough rope; give someone the evil or glad eye; give someone the elbow; give one’s notice. See gift. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
2- It is one of the fundamental needs of the human being to be able to share with other people. Psychologically this represents our ability to belong to others, to have others belong within our lives and to assume responsibility for other people. So to dream of giving in this wav indicates our own innate abilities.
3- The dreamer should acknowledge the gifts he has and use them appropriately, lest they be taken away.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A difficult birth may represent problems in delivering a product to the marketplace.
A premature birth may remark that you are way ahead of yourself and others and, as a result, your ideas may not have been cultivated long enough in order to be realized.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If your hard drive has crashed in your dreams, it may point to a significant loss of information, which may create lasting problems and great emotional pain.
If the hard dnvc is full, it may reflect feelings of being oversaturat- ed by information or processing all you can handle. It may also point to the need to dnve hard to pursue a goal.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If you dream of someone giving you a “high-five”, this signifies your need to develop deeper and closer friendship ties.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream of being near a hive can represent the effort that is needed to be made to crcate fertility - or fertile situations for ourselves.
The hive can also represent protective motherhood.
2- The old belief that one told one’s sorrows to the bees (see Bee) still manifests in dreams.
The hive may represent the activity that is needed to get ourselves out of a situation.
3- The feminine power in Nature is represented by the hive.
The symbol of a hollow vessel holding nurture or sustenance links with Mother Earth (See Introduction).... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To dream of being near a hive can represent the effort that is needed to be made to create fertility – or fertile situations – for ourselves.
The hive can also represent protective motherhood within the everyday world. Consult the entry for bee / beehive to enhance your understanding of your dream.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If her doubts and fears about validity are not properly expressed, they will surface in dreams about the loss, or death, of her husband. Such fears may also be projected onto other women’s husbands, almost as though her own husband is too close to her.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
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
2- Psychologically, the ivory tower symbolises the fact thai woman is not easily accessible, unless she herself gives permission.
To dream of an ivory tower can signify the way we shut ourselves off from communication.
3- Ivorv can symbolise the feminine principle. This is in many ways odd, since the most recognisable form of ivory tusks - are, because of their shape, penetrative in character.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To a young woman, it augurs many prized distinctions.
If she sees ivy clinging to the wall in the moonlight, she will have clandestine meetings with young men. Withered ivy, denotes broken engagements and sadness. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Because ivy has the symbolism of constant affection, we can recognise that, psychologically; we are in need of love and affection.
Spiritually, ivy symbolises immortality and eternal life.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Ivy is an emblem of striving for notoriety and honor, such as the “ivy leagues.”
Among Druids and the ancient Greeks, this symbolized blessings for a union, specifically used during weddings.
The evergreen nature of ivy implies that your efforts will be long lasting.... The Language of Dreams
If this dream is of a moonlight scene, it augurs a clandestine meeting with a man of unsavory reputation.
If the ivy is withered, it points to a broken engagement.... The Complete Dream Book
Depth Psychology: This climbing plant is a sign that you are looking for good, solid friendships, or a love that is based on faithfulness.... Dreamers Dictionary
To see withered ivy in your dream, means sorrow and plans that will never come to pass.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream of a dead relative as being alive suggests either their existence in memory or within the spiritual dimension, depending on our beliefs.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of eating liver, indicates that some deceitful person has installed himself in the affection of your sweetheart. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If you don’t, this symbol refers to restlessness and irritability—something is galling you. Also, it is a symbol of vitality and productivity.
Folklore: Eating liver leads to good health.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Depth Psychology: The liver is often a sign of impending illness; sometimes it is a warning of physical, emotional, or mental “poison” you have either inflicted on yourself or others have inflicted on you. You are weak right now. In case of emotional poison, get rid of the “garbage,” and do a thorough cleansing!... Dreamers Dictionary
If you dreamed of eating, cooking or serving liver, your health is going to improve.... My Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: An animal represents instinctive urges.
The livestock dealer and the auction point to sly and foxy people. Either someone wants to “put something over” on you or vice versa.
The other symbols in the dream are important. See .Animals.... Dreamers Dictionary
The dream may also represent the unification of formerly separate or opposite aspects of yourself, such as the masculine and feminine sides of your personality.... My Dream Interpretation
If it is disabled, then many vexations will interfere with business affairs, and anticipated journeys will be laid aside through the want of means.
To see one completely demolished, signifies great distress and loss of property.
To hear one coming, denotes news of a foreign nature. Business will assume changes that will mean success to all classes.
To hear it whistle, you will be pleased and surprised at the appearance of a friend who has been absent, or an unexpected offer, which means preferment to you. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
The locomotive releasing steam suggests that you are doing the same right now. In women’s dreams, the locomotive indicates a great trip in the making. Seeing a locomotive under steam: you are making too much of something; you are overly ambitious.
Depth Psychology: The locomotive in a dream stands for die emotional energy that is driving you forward in life. See Train.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you find yourself burdened with luggage, it becomes an obstacle dream ; if your baggage is light and easy to handle, then your difficulties will be overcome easily. See also LUGGAGE.... Mystic Dream Book
2- Psychologically, festivals, celebrations and occasions for ceremony arc necessary for the human being to be at ease with himself. Often, the maypole maybe one such symbol of celebration, of new life. It may also represent time in a dream, and the way in which a dream indicates the type of timing that is necessary within certain situations.
3- The maypole in a spiritual sense is a representation of the phallic, of masculine spirituality and of life-giving energy.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
2. A desire or need to remove some of the restraints of society or ways of thinking.
3. A need for greater community or family bonds. ... New American Dream Dictionary
2- Within man, however civilised he may be, there is a part which holds to a basic simplicity. Native culture is perhaps in some ways more free and less restricted than Western culture. It therefore allows for not only an easier expression of emotions on a personal level, but also a structured management of power both in a tribal and spiritual sense. It is understood, for instance, that only those who have been trained can become witch-doctors and can deal with the spirits. Everyone is aware of his or her task. It is this aspect which may be relevant in dreams about natives.
3- In the spiritual sense, natives represent a closeness to the earth and to nature something we need if we are to understand our own spirituality.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
2. A new level of spirituality is achieved, likely regarding the ability to forgive or redeem the self.
3. A signal or message is moving from one level of consciousness to another. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The olive and the olive branch (and the dove) are symbols of peace.
Vision: Looking at olives: a present conflict is coming to a peaceful conclusion. Eating an olive: a personal or love relationship will collide with “reality” and might end in a separation and/or divorce.
Depth Psychology: While olives may also represent erotic desires, they usually stand for the need for peace, kindness, and love for others. See Oil.... Dreamers Dictionary
• The most famous olive grove mentioned in the Word is Gethsemane, which translated means ‘oil press’. Before an olive tree died, new branches sprouted from its roots.
• Visions Positive Olive Oil • Oil has always been a lovely picture of the anointing. It also speaks of the healing anointing, as olive oil was often used as a source of medication.
• Olive Crushed • Apostle Les speaks in The Prophetic Training book about how the prophet goes through a time of testing during his training. He relates it to being ‘squeezed’.
• His question is, “When you get squeezed, what comes out of you?” • The olive oil being squeezed and letting out its oil is a lovely image of this. It means that when pressures come on you to change, what comes out is the anointing.
• It is also an indication that the Lord is about to put pressure on you, or perhaps even take you through a phase of ministry training.
• Olive Tree • The Lord promised the Israelites their own olive trees as a blessing. It is a picture of abundance and the blessing of the Lord.
• The olive tree is also a good picture of a reproducing asset. It is not a blessing that comes once, but one that keeps producing further blessing.
• Psalms 128:3 Your wife [will be] as a fruitful vine by the sides of your house: your children like olive plants around about your table.
Branch Being Severed • Apostle Paul shares how those who refused to accept Christ were cut off from the olive tree, and a new branch was grafted in (speaking of the Church).
• Romans 11:17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and with them partake of the root and fatness of the olive tree.
• Often in the spirit we have seen the Lord cut a branch off a tree and graft a new one in its place. This has referred to the Lord removing a person from our lives or ministry and putting in someone new.
• In a situation where a marriage has ended and you see this, it is an indication that the old marriage partner is being removed and that the Lord will bring a new one, so that they can become one.
• To see an olive tree bearing fruit other than olives is a picture of things not being what they seem. While the person pretends to be one thing, on the inside they are something completely different.
• James 3:12 Can the fig tree, my brothers, bear olive berries? Or a vine, figs? So no fountain [can] yield both salt water and fresh.
Branch, Tree.... The Way of Dreams and Visions
To dream you beat olives down is good for all but servants.... The Complete Dream Book
If you take them from bottles, it foretells conviviality To break a bottle of olives, indicates disappointments on the eve of pleasure.
To eat them, signifies contentment and faithful friends. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
An olive tree in a dream represents a blessed man who benefits his family, a chaste woman, or it could mean a son who may become a governor.
A yellow olive in a dream represents heavy concerns about one’s religious life. Ifone presses olives for oil in a dream, it means that he will earn blessings and benefits.
If one sees himself watering an olive tree with olive oil in a dream, it means that he sleeps with his mother.
The same interpretation applies if one sees himself watering a garden with vinegar.
If one buys an olive tree, or eats from one, or drinks from its oil in a dream, it means blessings, or that he will marry a noble and a chaste woman. Seeing the leaves of an olive tree in a dream means following the straight path, or fulfilling one’s spiritual obligations, guidance, light, reading the Qur’an, comforting someone’s heart, making money for a poor person, except if one eats the olive raw in the dream, then it means the opposite, or it implies poverty, indebtedness, or it could denote the place, or the direction it comes from.
The leaves of an olive tree represent righteous people or spiritual leaders.
The fruit of an olive tree represents easy money, or living a rich and a happy life. Selecting olives or pressing them for oil in a dream means toiling, or hardships. As for a sick person, olives in a dream mean regaining strength and recovering from his illness.
The fruit itself and the leaves also denote assiduousness and resoluteness, however, olives in a dream also denote slow growing. (Also see Oil)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you dreamed of meeting your parallel self, this means that you are coming into contact with some aspect of your psyche or unconscious. You are recognizing a part of yourself that was previously repressed or undeveloped.
If you dream of searching for your parallel self but never finding her/him, you could be feeling insecure about the path you are taking in life, or trying to adjust to a new situation in which the rules and conditions are ever changing.
If it’s somebody else who you’re searching for without success, you have unresolved feelings about that person.... My Dream Interpretation
A pearl diver in a dream also represents someone who knows the inside secrets of things, or he could be a scholar, a gnostic, a seeker on the path, or an interpreter of the true meanings of the early prophetic teachings. (Also see Diving)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2- In former times a pole was a measurement, so in dreams it can still be a measurement of standards. There may also be a play on words here, in that a Pole can be someone from Poland.fSpiritual or heroic standards of behaviour need to be instigated.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To inhale the odor of a pole-cat on your clothes, or otherwise smell one, you will find that your conduct will be considered rude, and your affairs will prove unsatisfactory.
To kill one, denotes that you will overcome formidable obstacles. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If you have problems or troubles, don’t delay in seeing your physician. Sometimes the polecat is also a warning about a dishonest person who wants to steal something from you (but you would have to literally “smell” the deceit!).... Dreamers Dictionary
For a woman, this dream warns her to look carefully after private affairs.
If she intrudes on the privacy of her husband or lover, she will disabuse some one’s confidence, if not careful of her conversation. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If you are currently a private school student, then this dream may just be a reflection of your current surroundings and emotions.... My Dream Interpretation
For instance, an extreme fear reaction may be the residue of something that has happened to us previously and can only be dealt with in waking life.
2- A physiological reaction can be translated into dreams as an action.
To be quivering in a dream may simply be the effect of feeling cold.
3- As with shivering, a state of ecstasy can be induced, which is accompanied by quivering. This was initially how the Quakers got their name, as did the Shakers.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A quiver in the sense of an arrow holder may be a symbol of words being used as weapons.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
For instance, an extreme fear reaction may be the residue of something that has happened to us previously and can only be dealt with in waking life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Regarding the above dream only Imaam Kirmani (RA) says that a son or brother will be born in the home of the dreamer.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: This dream often reflects the actual feelings you have for your relatives. Sometimes the dream points to your own character traits that are not totally integrated yet See Aunt, Uncle,... Dreamers Dictionary
If you dream of having a large family (not your real family), this means that your fortunes in life are looking up. But if the family is unhappy or fighting in your dream, it means a run of bad luck may be in store for you.
If you dream of dead relatives, it could simply be a reflection that you miss people who have passed on.
If they are not dead in real life (but they are in your dream), then your dream could represent angry or anxious feelings towards them.
If you dream of a family member trying to hurt or kill you, this reflects your anxiety over your real-life relationship with this person. They may have been behaving in an embarrassing or emotionally hurtful way toward you. Also see “Family.”... My Dream Interpretation
For a young woman, this dream is a warning to cherish the love she already holds, as she might unfortunately make a mistake in seeking other bonds.
If you find that a rival has outwitted you, it signifies that you will be negligent in your business, and that you love personal ease to your detriment.
If you imagine that you are the successful rival, it is good for your advancement, and you will find congeniality in your choice of a companion. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To dream of being outwitted by a rival means you have neglected your responsibilities for the pursuit of leisure and ease.
If you dreamed of outwitting your rival, this is a lucky omen meaning you will soon experience a rise in social status, or meet a love match.... My Dream Interpretation
If the waters are muddy or tumultuous, there will be disagreeable and jealous contentions in your life.
If you are water-bound by the overflowing of a river, there will be temporary embarrassments in your business, or you will suffer uneasiness lest some private escapade will reach public notice and cause your reputation harsh criticisms.
If while sailing upon a clear river you see corpses in the bottom, you will find that trouble and gloom will follow swiftly upon present pleasures and fortune.
To see empty rivers, denotes sickness and unusual ill-luck. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If the river runs through the streets and markets, and if one sees people bathing in it or taking their ritual ablution in it in one way or another it in a dream, such a river then represents the justice of a ruler.
If the river floods the streets, or runs through people’s homes and damages their properties and personal belongings in the dream, then the river represents an unjust ruler, or it could represent an invading army.
If a river flows from one’s house and causes no harm to anyone in a dream, it represents one’s good intentions or deeds.
If one becomes a river in a dream, it means his death. Murky waters in a dream signify worries and fearing a great man. Crossing from one side of a river into another in a dream means dispelling one’s fears or worries. It also could mean severing one’s association with such a man only to meet with another one. Jumping from the middle of a river to the riverbank in a dream means escaping from the wrath of a ruler. Losing something in a river means suffering harm and damages from a ruler.
A river flowing inside one’s house in a dream means prosperity. Ifone sees people drinking from it in the dream, it denotes his generosity and sharing of his wealth with needy people, or it could mean imparting knowledge to others.
If a poor person sees a river flowing inside his house in a dream, it means that he will drive a member of his household out of his house because of an abominable and a sinful act, or adultery.
A river in a dream also means a good deed or a regular income.
A river with murky and putrid waters in a dream represents hell-fire. Seeing one of the heavenly rivers of paradise in a dream means prosperity.
The heavenly river of milk in a dream represents God’s gift of the innate knowledge and criterion which is given to His creation, and it represents submission to His sovereignty and obedience to His commands. Seeing the heavenly river of non-intoxicating wine in a dream meanselation and intoxication from one’s love for God Almighty. Seeing the heavenly river of honey in a dream means knowledge or the Holy Qur’an. Drinking from Egypt’s Nile in a dream means receiving a great wealth, gold and power. (Also see Euphrates; Kawthar; Walking on water; Water)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the river is raging it symbolizes turmoil and distress.
If the river is peaceful it symbolizes God’s blessing, Deut. 8:7.
A dry river can symbolize disappointment, Job 6:15-20.
A river can also symbolize the Holy Spirit, Jn. 7:38-39 ... Christian Dream Symbols
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 trip on a river often symbolizes your life journey.
A raging river predicts difficult obstacles connected to physical urges and bothersome emotions. Pay attention to how the water is moving!... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If the waters of the river are rough and muddy you will be taking a journey that could lead to an increase in your fortunes, though there are certain risks attached.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
Free-flowing thoughts and actions.
The beginning of the river is the past, and where it goes represents the future. This is especially true if you dream of yourself traveling on the river.
If you see yourself in the water, being conveyed by an overwhelming current, this reflects either relinquishing yourself to your instinctive, emotional nature or having your individuality washed away by circumstances.
Traversing a river in a small water craft is an alternative type of path dream in which the current reflects your direction of personal growth.
Healing. Rivers figure heavily into folk medicine in which healers used the water’s movement to convey sickness visually away from a patient.
If this is the case, what is the water taking away? This item will give more meaning to the dream.... The Language of Dreams
Vision: Dreaming about a big river where the water is very clear: a good sign, everything in your life is moving along without interference.
If the water in the river is murky: people around you are hostile and you may need to fight back.
If the river is flowing over its banks: others are gossiping about you—your plans are going to “drown.” Falling into the river: bad luck. Swimming in the river: you may have to deal with a dangerous adversary, but you will succeed. Swimming against the current is a symbol of internal contradictions that need attention and resolution. Swimming across the river means you are leaving the past behind—positive changes are beginning to take place. See Brook.
Depth Psychology: The river is considered the energy reservoir of your soul. You are not making enough use of these energies—or you may not even be aware of them (see Stream).
The condition of the river represents your emotional energy and strength. These energies may carry you where you have no intention of going and they can also destroy! See Water.... Dreamers Dictionary
If there are signs of storm, then be very cautious in your plans, for trouble lies ahead.
To fall or jump in, shows domestic worries.... Mystic Dream Book
If you dream that the river is flowing gracefully, then you are in sync with your emotions and instincts.
If you dream that you are going against the current, then you are resisting your instincts, intuition and deeper feelings.
If the river is raging, then you are having an emotional catharsis, dealing with strong emotional currents.
If you dream that you are crossing the river, then you are taking great risks and making courageous changes in your life. See Ocean or Water.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If the screwdriver was held by a person you know in real life, you may feel like they are “all screwed up” or “screwing with you” (deceiving you in some way).... My Dream Interpretation
If you can’t see ahead of you while you are diving, you will suffer anxiety from an unsatisfying friendship.... My Dream Interpretation
2- When we shiver in a dream we may be getting near to releasing unconscious behaviour.
3- The ecstatic experience results in a shiver as the energy on the physical level builds into an almost orgiastic expericncc. This can sometimes he experienced in dreams.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you feel excited, then you have a positive expectation about falling in love and taking risks in your business.
If you are terrified, then you are venting out your fear of coming down to earth, and losing your sense of self. Alternatively, this dream could reflect that you are bringing your spiritual awareness down to earth. Consider the feeling tone of this dream. See Fly and Fall.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you dream that your parachute doesn’t open, or if you are scared in the dream, this represents your feeling that you’ve been deserted by someone who was supposed to stand by you.... My Dream Interpretation
Wanting to arrive and be liked (see Applause, Approval).
If a politician is giving the speech, it— almost without fail—has something to do with lying and egotism.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
2- In a woman’s dream tadpoles may represent either her wish, or her ability, to become pregnant.
3- Spiritually, the tadpole represents the Germ of Life.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If the tadpoles are already growing legs we should look at which options in waking life have the best chance of survival.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The dream is a reflection on your life and the connections that you have made. Alternatively, this dream may be a metaphor indicating that you need to thank somebody. Consider also your own personal associations and memories related to Thanksgiving.... My Dream Interpretation
2- When an objcct revered as a sacred article is given enough power by a joint belief, the thing itself is perceived as taking on a power of its own. One such object is the totem pole. When it appears in dreams we need to be looking at those parts of our lives which arc based around our belief system to discover whether we are really living according to those beliefs.
3- Both in its symbolic meaning of a protector and as a representative of spiritual matters, the totem pole suggests strength and power.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A totem pole can also represent rank, status, and power. Consider whether you are the high or low man on the totem pole. Also, a totem pole is a phallic symbol, perhaps representing your desire for sacred sexuality. See Tantra.... Strangest Dream Explanations
2- Since a university is a place of ‘higher’ learning, we are being made aware of the breadth of experience and increase in knowledge available to us. We need to move away from the mundane and ordinary into specific areas of knowledge and awareness.
3- Spiritual Knowledge and the ability to use it can only be achieved in ‘The University of Life’.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A man will often attempt to prove himself a good husband through his dreams. He may experience in dreams the potential loss and death of his partner with the same intensity as he experienced the first ‘loss’ of his mother.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Depth Psychology: The world represents the thoughts and ideals that guide your everyday life—your existence. What does your world look like? The rest of the images, the condition, and the color of this world or universe is important here. See Earth.... Dreamers Dictionary