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To eat rancid butter, denotes a competency acquired through struggles of manual labor.
To sell butter, denotes small gain. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To ride in a cab at night, with others, indicates that you will have a secret that you will endeavor to keep from your friends.
To ride in a cab with a woman, scandal will couple your name with others of bad repute.
To dream of driving a public cab, denotes manual labor, with little chance of advancement. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
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
To be writing in such a book suggests that we may need to monitor what we are doing more carefully.
A journalist or newspaper reporter in such a dream suggests that care needs to be taken in putting across the right information and ensuring that detail is not lost.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
2. A measure of progress; busy workers mean good progress, idle workers mean inertia.
3. Great success will come after hard work (labor pains). ... New American Dream Dictionary
The page being missing suggests we have not been given the correct information in the first place. Such dreams can be categorized as anxiety dreams.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
2. A need or desire for physical work, manual labor, as a catharsis.
3. A difﬁcult period may be about to pass, a restoration of reputation. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A manual of instruction in dreams suggests we need to take particular care over our actions.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Reverberations or waves of emotion, especially ire, that goes much further than expected or intended.
Some type of omen. In the 14th century, an entire manual detailing the interpretation of thunder portents was written.
Inner altercations with yourself, or heated disagreements with other people, like the thunder caused in Greek legend by Zeus and Hera’s arguments.
Similar to lightning in indicating divine displeasure. Here, however, the chastisement may be coming from your own conscience.... The Language of Dreams
A freight train is indicative of manual labor, while a passenger train points to mental work. See also Engine.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary