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Modern, Dream Interpretation


Not tempered by time and experience; compare to “antique”



Modern | Dream Interpretation

Keywords of this dream: Modern

The Premier in Dream Dictionary

Celebrities are our modern equivalent of the heroes of old. Meeting famous people in your dreams can be a wish fulfilment dream - do you long to be rich and famous? • It also suggests you are seeking recognition for your own efforts in life. What qualities does the famous person of your dream have that you could adopt for yourself that would be helpful to you right now?... The Premier in Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Pregnancy is a time of waiting and an abortion is an enforced ending of that time.

The modern phrase ‘termination of pregnancy’ is much closer to the spiritual implications of a dream about an abortion. Generally we must give up a cherished project or idea that has not yet come to full maturity in favour of something else, which ultimately is more important.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Little Giant Encyclopedia

The desire for, or fear of, risky endeavors. It is the image of modern man’s fight for survival.

The dreamer is looking for validation, Applause.

According to Freud, this dream image appears to those who, as children, have witnessed sexual inter- course among adults. Even if it does not necessarily always address a question of sexuality, it clearly refers to the body and physicality. How are you treating your own body.7 How agile do you feel. This image can appear when you are not physically active enough.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Christian Dream Symbols

Conditioning-symbolic of a luxury, modern comforts ... Christian Dream Symbols

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

In general, transportation symbolizes spiritual advancement. Examine the rest of the dream and see if it does, indeed, tie-in with that interpretation.

If so, this modern, rapid form of transportation needs to be handled carefully lest it crash.

If not, then it may simply indicate rapid advancement with opportunity for self- expression, especially if you are the pilot of the plane.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

In old dream dictionaries, dreaming about an ambulance could be labeled as a dream of warning. In more modern terms, your unconscious mind may by attempting to convey information that you have been unwilling to deal with consciously. Pay attention to your physical body and see if your health is an issue. Otherwise, this dream may be pointing to some urgent situation in your life. Consider all of the details in your dream. Examine your daily life and make an attempt to see if there is something that requires your immediate attention.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- When animals appear in a dream they usually represent an aspect of the personality which cannot be properly understood except on an instinctive level.

Animal with a cub

This will represent motherly qualities and therefore the mother.

Baby animals

The dreamer will be dealing with the child-like side of his or her personality, or possibly children known to him.

The hurt young animal

The dreamer may perceive a difficulty in becoming mature or facing life.

Eating the animal

The dream could be about the ‘demons’ one creates which can only be overcome by assimilating them in a constructive way. Pagan belief thought that one took up certain aspects of the animal that were superior in certain respects to ordinary’ human attitudes.

Godlike, talking awe-inspir- ing or wise animals, or those with human characteristics

Animals have not vet become conscious of, or pitted themselves against, the power from which they came so the wisdom they show is innocent and simple. It is always important to pay attention to this aspect of animal life in fairy tales and dreams, since we need to be in touch with that part of ourselves.

Helpful animals

The subconscious is producing helpful images from its depths.

The figures of animals arc an easy way for the dreamer to accept that help.

Killing the animal may destroy the energy derived from the instincts. Taming or harnessing the animal shows the efforts made to control the dreamer’s instincts and, if possible, make them productive and useful.

To dream of trying to find some refuge from animals whether by building defences - or perhaps by running away - is indicative of the dreamer’s struggle with his animal instincts, and whether the action being taken is adequate. Such instincts may be threatening or damaging to aspects of the dreamer’s life.

2- When we need some sort of understanding of our own psychological urges, animals will appear which symbolise those qualities. These are:

Bear

The mother (see Family) appears in dreams in many forms, the bear being one of them.

The image may be of the possessive, devouring mother or of the all- caring mother.

If it is recognised in the dream that the bear is masculine the image may then be of an overbearing person, or possibly the father.

Bull

Usually the bull in a dream denotes the negative side of behaviour, such as dcstructivcness, fear or anger (for example a bull in a china shop). However, more positively, the bull is recognised as sexual passion or creative power.

Slaying the bull

indicates initiation into the world of the mature adult who succeeds in mastering his instincts and can also represent the sign of Taurus in the Zodiac.

Cat

To dream of cats is to link with the feline, sensuous side in human beings, usually in women. Goddesses such as Bast the Egyptian cat goddess arc usually represented as having two sides to their natures, one devious and one helpful, so the cat often denotes the capricious side of the feminine.

The elegant but also the powerful, yet overly self-sufficient aspect of woman, may also be perceived as the cat. Chameleon The dreamer is recognising either in himself or others the ability to adapt and to change according to surrounding circumstances.

Cold-blooded animals or reptiles

The unfeeling, inhuman aspect of the instincts is often portrayed by reptiles and other cold-blooded animals. They are usually recognised as being destructive and alien.

Composite animals

To dream of composite animals could indicate some confusion in sorting out what qualities are needed.

The various qualities of the different animals of which they are made up need to be assimilated and integrated. There are two potentials of development in one figure.

Half-animal, half-man

The dreamer’s animal instincts arc beginning to be recognised and humanised.

Cow

The eternal feminine, especially the mother (see Family) or mother figure (see Archetypes) is often depictcd by the cow. This is partly because it provides milk and nourishment.

Deer/Reindeer

The deer and the reindeer herd have a strict hierarchical structure.

The dreamer recognises his place in the world.

The deer symbolises pride/nobility

Deformed animals

The dreamer realises that some of his impulses are offensive, or revolting.

Dog

also see individual entry The dreamer may recognise a faithful and constant companion, a protector or more negatively, somebody the dreamer can’t shake off and who might make trouble.

A dog that the dreamer owned or knew at some period of his life There may be memories asso- ciated with that period of his life, which hold clues to present behaviour.

A huntress with dogs The dreamer is making a connection with one of the feminine archetypes, that of the Amazon (see Archetypes).

A dog guarding gates, being near a cemetery In dreams this indicates the guardian of the threshold, and creatures which must be put to sleep or tamed before there can be an initiation into the underworld Domesticated (tame) animals When we dream of domesticated animals we arc aware of those parts of ourselves with which we have come to terms. There are passions which arc being used in a controlled way although there is the suggestion that those passions were never very formidable. Elephant To see an elephant in a dream is to recognise the qualities of patience, long memory, strength and fidelitv. In the more esoteric sense it signifies radiant and glowing wisdom.

Fox

A fox in a dream tells of hypocrisy, cunning and slyness.

Frog

A period or act of transformation (a frog transforms from a tadpole and moves on to the land). There is something repugnant which is turning into something of value (i.e. a frog into a prince). Also see Snake as all reptiles have the same significance.

Goat

To dream of a goat is to recognise creative energy and masculine vitality. It may also represent the dark side of human nature, promiscuousness and sexuality.

To be riding a goat is to be trying to come to terms with the dreamer’s relationship with the dark side of his nature.

The goat may also represent the Devil or Satan. It is also the symbol for Capricorn.

Hare

The hare highlights intuition, spiritual insight and intuitive ‘leaps’. Intuition may be debased into madness by fear or ignorance. Because of its association with the moon, the hare can, in its negative aspect, signify the Priestess/Witch aspect of femininity or the Priest/Sorcerer of the masculine (see Archetypes). In its positive imagery however it is the radiant hare (often holding its baby in a cave) and thus the Mother of God.

Hedgehog

The hedgehog can represent evil and bad manners, or literallv our inability to handle a ‘prickly’ situation.

Horse

The horse in a dream represents the energy at the dreamer’s disposal.

A white horse depicts the spiritual awareness of the dreamer; a brown one the more pragmatic and down-to-earth side, while a black horse is the passionate side of the dreamer’s nature.

A pale horse is taken to indicate death, and a winged horse depicts the soul’s ability to transcend the earthly- plane.

If the horse is under strain or dying there is a severe weakening of the dynamic power that carries the dreamer forward. Ibo much pressure may be being experienced in our lives.

If the horse is being harnessed to a cart the dreamer may be concentrating too hard on thoroughly- utilitarian objectives.

In a man’s dream, a mare will denote the Anima, a woman; or the realm of the feminine (see Archetypes).

In a woman’s dream, being kicked by a horse may indicate the Animus or her relationship with a man.

A horse that can get through any door and batter down all obstacles is the collective Shadow (see Introduction) those aspects of the personality which most people attempt to suppress.

The horse as a beast of burden is often the Great Mother (See Introduction). or mother archetype (see Archetypes). In modern dreams the car has largely taken over from the horse as a symbol with many of the same associations (see Car and Journey Sections).

Hyena

The hyena is generally taken in dreams to signify impurity, instability and deviousness.

Jackal

The jackal is associated with the graveyard, and therefore with Death. As a scavenger it is also a cleanser. Esoterically, it is the servant of the transformer, guiding souls from the earth plane into the light.

Jaguar

The jaguar’s main qualities are its speed and balance. It stands for the balance of power between the dark and light forces. Kangaroo This somewhat exotic animal often stands for motherhood. and also strength. Lamb The lamb is the innocent side of man’s nature. It is said that evil cannot withstand such innocence.

Leopard

The leopard represents cruelty and aggression, and traditionally the deviousness of wrongly used power. Lion The lion stands for majesty, strength and courage. It can also represent the ego and the passions associated with it.

If the dreamer is struggling with the lion there should be a succcssful development as long as the dreamer is not overpowered, or the lion killed.

A man-eating lion shows that an aspect of the personality- has slipped out of alignment, putting both the dreamer and his surroundings at risk.

A lion lying with a lamb There is a union, or compatibility of oppositcs; instinct and spirit going hand in hand. Lizard also see Reptiles The lizard appearing in a dream represents instinctive action or ‘one-track’ thinking.

Lynx

The main quality associated with the lynx is its keen eyesight, thus in a dream it can often portray objectivity. Monkey The monkey characterises the infantile, childish and arrested side of the dreamer’s character.

The qualities of mischief, impudence and inquisi- tiveness all belong to the monkey. While these are often seen as regressive tendencies, that of lively- curiosity maintains a necessary lightness of spirit.

Mare

see Horse

Mole

The mole is often taken to represent the powers of darkness, but can often signify the blind persistence and determination which enables the dreamer to succeed. Monster/Dragon also see Dragon in D Section A fear which is beyond understanding, usually welling up from within rather than from the outside world, is often represented in dreams by monsters and dragons.

The devouring monster The dream may deal with a recognition that ultimately we arc all absorbed back into a greater whole.

If the dreamer gets the better of the monster he will have mastery over his own fear of death, and may be able to harness this forcc for his own use. Cutting out the monster’s heart or other vital organ, or lighting a fire inside it, depicts the struggle against the dark forces of the underworld.

Mouse

also see Vermin The mouse’s quality of timidity can often be addressed in the dreamer, if it is recognised that this can arise from turbulence and lack of understanding.

Otter

The otter is uniquely equipped to exist within its chosen element of water and to be able to gain subsistence from its environment, all things the dreamer may- need to develop.

Ox

The ox depicts the ability to be patient, and to make sacrifices for others.

Parts of animals

{the limbs, eyes, mouth, etc.) These have the same significance as parts of the human body (see Body).

If the four legs are particularly emphasised possibly in contrast with a three-legged animal the whole rounded personality with all four functions of the mind fully developed is being highlighted. Pig or Wild Boar The pig is taken in Western belief to indicate ignorance, stupidity, selfishness, and gluttony.

The dreamer’s better self may be beginning to recognise these unattractive qualities in himself. Without such recognition there can be no transformation or mastcry of them. Pigs and jewels There is a conflict between the lower urges and spiritual values. Perhaps there is a failure to appreciate spiritual values. Big litters of piglets can represent fruitful- ness, although sometimes without result, since the sow can depict the Destructive Mother (see Archetypes). Wild Boar The wild boar depicts the archetypal masculine principal, and therefore the negative Animus in a woman’s dream. (See Introduction).

The dreamer may be evading an issue that should be challenged and dealt with more daringly.

Prehistoric animals

A trauma from the past, or from childhood, may be causing difficulty. Rabbit Rabbits appearing in a dream can mean one of two things.

The obvious connection with fertility could be important or it could be that the trickster aspect of the personality could be coming to the fore (see Hare).

A white rabbit may show the dreamer the way to the inner spiritual world and, as such, act as a guide.

Ram

The ram is a svmbol of masculine virility and power, and by association has those qualities of the sign of Aries in the Zodiac.

Rat

also see Vermin ‘flic rat signifies the diseased and devious part of the dreamer or of his situation. It can also represent something which is repulsive in some way.

The dreamer may be experiencing disloyalty from a friend or colleague.

Reptiles

To dream of reptiles indicates that we are looking at the more frightening lower aspects of the personality. We may have no control over these, and could therefore be easily devoured by them. We are afraid of Death or the death process, but must go through a process of change in order to be reborn.

Seal

Dreaming of a seal suggests that we are at one with the clement in which we live.

Serpent

also see Snake The serpent is a universal symbol which can be male or female or it can be self-created. It can signify death or destruction or conversely life and also rejuvenation. It is the instinctive nature and is also potential energy. When the power of the instinctive nature is understood and harnessed, the dreamer comes to terms with his or her own sexuality and sensuality and is able to make use of the higher and more spiritual energies which become available. In a man’s dream a snake may appear if he has not understood the feminine or intuitive part of himself, or when he doubts his own masculinitv. In a woman’s dream the snake may manifest if she is afraid of sex, or sometimes of her own ability to seduce others. Because of its connection with the Garden of Eden, the serpent is the symbol of duplicity and trickery; and also of temptation. Sheep The sheep is renowned for its flock instinct, and it is this interpretation which is most usually accepted in dreams.

The helplessness of the sheep when off balance is also another aspect which is recognisable, as is the apparent lack of intelligence.

The god-fearing, ‘good sheep’ and also the passive and ‘sheepish’ may have relevance within the context of the dream.

To dream of sheep and wolves or of sheep and goats is to register the conflict between good and evil.

Sinister Animals Any threat from animals indicates the fears and doubts the dreamer has over his ability to cope with the stirrings of the unconscious. Snake - also see Serpent. Snake dreams occur like serpent dreams - when the dreamer is attempting to come to terms with his or her more instinctive self.

Inevitably, this has to do with the recognition and harnessing of energies which have been suppressed and thwarted. Since the most primeval urge is sexuality, the image of the snake is the most primitive one available.

A snake twined around the body or limb

This indicates some form of bondage, possibly being enslaved to the passions.

A snake, or worm, leaving a corpse by its mouth

This can sometimes represent the sexual act (the little death), but can also signify the dreamer’s control of his or her libido.

A snake in the grass This image denotes disloyalty, trickerv and evil. With its tail in its mouth This image is one of the oldest available to man and signifies completion and the union of the spiritual and physical (see Shapes, Circle). Being swallowed by a snake This shows the need and ability to return to the ultimate, and lose our sense of space and time (see Eating). Because snakes are such a low form of life, while also being in some cases poisonous, they have become associated with death, and all that man fears. Snake twined around a staff or similar (see Caduceiis) The unconscious forces that are released once the dreamer reconciles the opposing sides of himself create healing, rebirth and renewal, and this is universally represented as two snakes entwined round a central staff. It is a symbolic representation of the basic form of DXA, the ‘building blocks’ of life.

The colours of the snake may give additional insight into the meaning of the dream (see Colours). Squirrel The squirrel represents the hoarding aspcct of our personalities.

Tiger

The tiger signifies royalty, dignity and power and is both a creator and a dcstrover

Toad

To dream of toads is lo connect with whatever the dreamer may consider ugly in life, or in his behaviour. However, implicit in that ugliness is the power of transformation and growth into something beautiful.

For a toad and an eagle to appear is to note the difference between earthly and spiritual values.

Transformation of animals In dreams, the metamorphosis of the dreamer or other people into animals and vice versa shows the potential for change within any situation.

Unicorn

The unicorn is a symbol of purity and traditionally could only be owned and perceived by virgins. It is a return to, and a resurgence of, an innocence necessary in self-understanding, and it often suggests the control of the ego and selfishness.

Vermin

In dreams vermin may represent the enforced contemplation of something that is unnecessary or that has invaded one’s spacc.

Vertebrates

Animals with backbones often give an understanding of the qualities associated with that animal.

The smaller and lower orders of animal signify the unconscious, the higher orders the emotions.

Whale

The whale, because it is a mammal which lives within water, indicates the power of resurrection and rebirth man’s abilitv to come back from the dead.

Weasel

The weasel traditionally highlights the devious, more criminally oriented side of ourselves.

Werewolf

see Sinister Animals

Wild animals

Usually wild animals stand for danger, dangerous passions, or dangerous people. There is a destructive force arising from the unconscious, threatening the safety of the individual. Such a dream may be a way of understanding anxiety.

Domesticating wild animals The dreamer may- have come to terms with his or her wilder side.

Wolf

Dreaming of wolves may- indicate that we are being threatened by others, whether singly or by the pack.

The dreamer may- have cruel sadistic fantasies without taking responsibility for them.

The She-wolf The hussy; but also the carer for orphans and rejected young.

Wounded animals

The dreamer may be suffering either emotional or spiritual wounds.

Zebra

This animal has the same significance as the horse, but with the additional meaning of balancing the negative and the positive in a very dynamic way.

3- By understanding animals and their symbolism we approach life in a more simplistic and natural way.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

The Fabric of Dream

A dream of deceit, treacherous friends and associates (Artemidorus) ; Plato taught that the soul of a bad jester would return as an ape; it is a modern symbol of unclean- ness, lust, cunning, and malice. It was, however, an emblem of wisdom in Egypt and of the god Thoth, patron of the art of writing.... The Fabric of Dream

Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

Dreaming of a modern day bakery with all the good smells and smiling people denotes much richness and success for you.

To dream you are making the bread shows you will be making more money in your endeavors.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

Encyclopedia of Dreams

Dreaming of a modern day bakery with all the good smells and smiling people denotes much richness and success for you.

To dream you are making the bread shows you will be making more money in your endeavors.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Modern ballet is a powerful medium with which to signify emotion, so in a man’s dream a male ballet dancer will represent his more powerful emotions, whereas a ballerina is more likely to suggest his anima. In a woman’s dream, however, the male dancer might suggest the animus, while the ballerina suggests the more elusive side of her personality.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Fabric of Dream

To dream of being in battle implies trouble of a serious nature with friends; to overcome indicates triumph (Gypsy). Evidently the realities of warfare were too grim and too close to admit the rule of contraries to apply to this dream, to which modern interpreters, however, attach an erotic meaning.... The Fabric of Dream

The Fabric of Dream

The dream of a rich powerful enemy; to overcome a bear in your dream is a favorable sign (Artemidorus). Although the cult of Artemis worshiped the she-bear, in Christian thought the ferocious animals are usually suspect. Modern symbol of ferocity and surliness. Freudian sex dream.... The Fabric of Dream

The Fabric of Dream

”A dream both good and bad. Good if the bees sting not, bad if they sting. Bees flying about the ears signify harassment by enemies, but to beat them off without being stung signifies victory over foes. Seeing bees profit to country people and trouble to the rich.

To dream that they make their honey in the house signifies dignity, eloquence and success to the occupants.

To be stung by a bee denotes vexation and trouble.

To take bees augurs profit.

A dream of bees is auspicious to plowmen and to thosei profiting from this industry, to others this dream signifies trouble by reason of the noise bees make, wounds by reason of their sting, and sickness by reason of their honey and wax. Jupiter is said to have been nourished by bees, and in his infancy Pindar was supposedly fed on honey instead of milk. They were sacred to Artemis and they appear on her statues and on her coins; Mahomet admits bees to Paradise. In modern Christian art they symbolize industry.... The Fabric of Dream

The Fabric of Dream

This dream signifies that some slander is circulated concerning you; to kill the beetle is to overcome it (Raphael). The beetle was held as sacred by the Egyptians, a symbol of virility, new life and of eternity (Budge). According to Brewer, it is the modern Christian symbol of blindness.... The Fabric of Dream

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Depends which skin colour one has.

If white: one’s natural drives, feelings about coloured people; or if per­son is known, what you feel about them.

If black or brown: one’s own cultural feelings; same as any person’ dream.

Example: \ was in a cubicle or small toilet with a very black coloured woman. She told me there was something wrong with her vagina. She was undressed. I rubbed her va­gina and we both felt enormous passion. I then awoke but couldn’t at first remember the dream. I have refrained from sexual intercourse for some weeks, as I always feel shattered/ tired afterwards. Anyway I woke very wet, yet couldn’t re­member any orgasm. I could remember some question of sex as I awoke. Then I remembered the dream and continued it in fantasy. I experienced powerful urges to find a woman to have a non-committed sexual relationship with. But in the end I wanted to share my feelings with my wife, but she seemed deep asleep and unresponsive. When I slept again I dreamt I was in London, had got off one bus, but was not at any desti­nation. I was standing about not making a move to find my direction. Then I began to look’ (Alfred C).

To understand this dream in some depth it is helpful to think of a sexual drive as a flow, like a river. As such it can be blocked, in which case it will seek an alternative route. Sexual energy or flow is not simply a mechanical thing, ihough; it is also deeply feeling in its connection with the most profound sides of hu­man life such as parenthood and the canng and providing for young. In the history of white people a great deal of sexual frustration has arisen out of the ideas of sin and guilt in their religion.

A view arose for the white race that the black races had an easier and less frustrating relationship with the natural —which includes not only sexuality but the body as a whole, and nature also. So when Alfred dreams of the black woman, he is meeting what is natural and flowing in himself, but which he has blocked by his will because he felt shattered after sex.

The pan about the bus shows him trying to find a direction in which his sexual feelings could move satisfyingly in connection with other people.

Unfonunately, as Jung points out in Man and His Symbols, people in modern society, whether black, yellow, brown or white, have lost their sense of nature and the cosmos as being anything other than processes without consciousness or living feeling. Jung says. No river contains a spirit, no tree is the life principle of a man. no snake the embodiment of wisdom. No voice now speaks to man from stones, plants, and animals, nor does he speak to them believing they can hear.’ The im­portance of such dreams as Arthur’s is that it shows the pas­sionate relationship between our personality and the pnmitive and natural.

A black person, born and bred in a modern setting, would most likely dream of a black bushman to depict their own natural drives. See identity and dreams; Africa; sex in dreams. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

The Fabric of Dream

To dream that your body is robust denotes authority, that it is weak denotes failing or infirmity of the part in question (Artemidorus) ; here the ancients and moderns meet undoubtedly the dream of any part of the body, whether of one’s own or that of another, is resultant upon physical stimulus.... The Fabric of Dream

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Mountain. Intellectual, physical, and / or emotional strength. Hardy. Something is in your way.

According to ancient Egyptian interpretation: if you climb a rock, you will be confronted with obstacles. According to Freud, a phallic symbol. Modern interpretation: You are striving for something higher, but it is not going to be easy.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

The Fabric of Dream

A dream of desire in love, a wish for the unattainable (Artemidorus) ; Freud and modern symbolism alike corroborate this interpretation.... The Fabric of Dream

The Fabric of Dream

Erotic dreams, all of them, announce the moderns. Dreams denoting grief and disappointment, declares Raphael, who invariably places an unfortunate construction upon all dreams of an erotic nature.... The Fabric of Dream

The Fabric of Dream

Violent enemies and slander are forecast by this dream (Artemidorus) ; an erotic dream (Freud and Jung) ; the Assyrian symbol of royal authority and of the sun, sacred also to the Egyptians and the Romans; its modern symbolism is strength, yet throughout the whole of. the gypsy dream interpretation it bears an evil meaning, due either to the legend of the golden calf, or to the apparently evil construction of all erotic and phallic symbols.... The Fabric of Dream

The Fabric of Dream

Lack of fixed purpose, restlessness, inconstancy (Gypsy). It was the Greek symbol for the psyche or soul, and the Christians also employed it as a symbol of the resurrection; the significance of its bursting from its chrysalis into glory, was, however, lost during the middle ages, when men ceased to observe nature, and the shallow symbolism became established and continues to the present day; modern symbolism, sportiveness, living in pleasure.... The Fabric of Dream

Dream Meanings of Versatile

As a modern day counting device the calculator can signify the complexities of the choices we make as we undertake spiritual development.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Fabric of Dream

A dream of many burdens patiently borne (Artemi- dorus) ; modern symbol of patience and submission.... The Fabric of Dream

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Any wheeled vehicle is by tradition a reflection of us and how we handle life. Carts, chariots and carriages tend to have a more old-fashioned resonance, whereas a car is more up to date and in keeping with modern thinking. All such vehicles reflect the physical body, so anything wrong with the vehicle may alert us to a problem.

A car in particular is a reflection of a person’s self-image and possibly sexuality and indeed any part of a car has significance.

The back tyres might suggest our support system, the steering wheel the way we control our lives and so on.

If the brakes are not working we are not exercising proper control over our lives. Too many people in the car would suggest that we feel overloaded by responsibility. Also consult the entries for car, carriage / cart / chariot, passenger and wheel for additional information.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Little Giant Encyclopedia

One of the most frequently occurring symbols of modern times. It points to the transformation into something new. Individual means of transportation, status symbol, motorized energy—it is also a sexual symbol. In a modern sense, usually a symbol for being on the go every day, and of psychological strength and mobility. As with the “Chariot” in the Tarot, it always presents a question about our road in life and how we are charting our course. As a symbol of environmental pollution, it often points to the need for inner growth.

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

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Journey

1- Dreaming of a carriage, such as a horse-drawn one, could be suggestive of old-fashioned attitudes to modern thinking.

A train carriage would indicate that we arc taking a journey that is slightly more public in character than a car journey.

2- Any symbol which signifies our being moved in some way draws attention to our ability to make progressive changes in our lives.

3- ‘fhe carriage is a symbol of majesty and power.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: In modern times most people will dream about the car or other similar forms of transport. Dreaming of a carriage, such as a horse-drawn one, could be suggestive of old-fashioned attitudes to modern thinking, and a chariot means we have to accept a very basic kind of control.

A train carriage would indicate that we are taking a ‘journey’ that is slightly more public than a car journey.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Chairs may represent ideas that you hold in your mind or that you are sitting on. Moving chairs around in a dream may signify playing with ideas.

A wing-back example, may reflect traditional ideas, and modern style might point to simpler ideas that lot of detail.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see journey

1- In modern times most people will dream about the car or other forms of transport.

To dream of a chariot would possibly imply the nccessitv for old-fashioned methods of control within the situations surrounding the dreamer.

2- On a psychological level we may have to explore archetypal images (see Archetypes) for an understanding of our own motivations.

The chariot may represent basic urges before they have been altered by conditioning.

3- The Sun and the Divine are represented by the chariot in dreams.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In modern times the use of tools is not so gender specific as it used to be so in both men and women’s dreams using a chisel suggests properly applied energy.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Fabric of Dream

A dream denoting pride, success and power, combined with watchfulness (Gypsy) ; modern symbol of vigilance, formerly held sacred to the sun; the herald of Apollo.... The Fabric of Dream

The Language of Dreams

(see Bank / Banking, Circle, Gold, Silver)

In the Tarot, the emblem of earthly concerns—e.g., money, jobs, possessions.

An alternative circle symbol due to their shape.

Improved luck or finances. Found pennies, and coins with the date of your birth are tokens of good fortune. Similarly, in Old Europe turning a pocketed coin by the light of a crescent moon or burying a silver coin beneath your doorstep encourages fortuity and prosperity.

A positive change in the weather (literal or figurative). When sailing ships were a predominant mode of transportation, found coins would be tossed on deck or imbedded in the masthead to ensure fair weather and good winds.

Spiritual protection and well-being. Ancient Egyptians placed coins on a mummy’s eyes so that the deceased could pay the ferryman and move safely into the next life.

Each coin may have more than one connotation.

For example, pennies are luck)’, but in modern society they are also regarded as somewhat worthless. So, a dirty old penny bearing the year of your birth being passed by in your dream could expose poor self- images, for example.

Flipping coins: Choices to make, or the interaction of fate and “chance” in your life. ... The Language of Dreams

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Psychological experience. It points out specific colors—see Red, Yellow, and Blue. Colors are very important if they are a function of a symbol. According to some modern dream research, people who dream in color are particularly temperamental.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Communication occurs on so many levels that images of modern technology can now accurately mimic in dreams the way we communicate.

A stored document suggests that we are making a link with past memories or stored information which we may need to access in order to progress.

The computer and other high technology images are now such a part of people’s lives that it very much depends on other circumstances in the dream as to the correct interpretation of the image.

A computer crashing, for instance, suggests that there is a problem with the means of communication rather than communication itself. As modern day technology spreads, such an image may simply be a means of conveying a message from the unconscious to the conscious mind, whereas in other cases it will be a reminder of personal potential or abilities.

A keyboard, requiring a certain degree of skill, can suggest the stages of proficiency we need to acquire in order to communicate our ideas efficiently.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: In modern-day life commuting has turned into a time of transition, a way of covering distance and a time for planning. Dreaming of such an occurrence can highlight any of these activities.

For further clarity see journey and transport.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ariadne's Book of Dream

This athlenc wear, whose trademark is the five-pointed star, bnngs ancient wisdom into modern dress. It may appear as a sign to focus on the power of your own creativity. It may humorously ask you to “converse” with someone who is standing beside you.

The five-pointed star as the insignia of the feminine principle may point out the need to honor women’s wisdom.

The five points of the star also signify the five elements in the cycle of creativity, and such a star is the insignia of magic.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

The Fabric of Dream

The dream of a ruinous lawsuit (Gypsy) ; a modern expression for an ill-tempered person; the tenacity of the crab has become symbolic.... The Fabric of Dream

Psycho Dream Interpretation

Old, traditional interpretations of dreams of dancing portend happiness and conviviality.

For young dreamers, many pleasures.

For adults and the very old, bright vistas in store. Modern interpretations add sexual desires to any dance dream. It is sometimes masked as exhibitionism.... Psycho Dream Interpretation

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

As like with most other animals, the deer in your dream may represent some aspect of your intuition or it may be a message from your unconscious. In some parts of Asia, deer are considered to be conductors of soul and thus the robes of shamans are usually made out of deerskin.

The Indians of North and South America also gave deer a spiritually important role. They believed that the souls of men passed into deer at the time of death. They also believed that a dying deer was a negative omen, which usually represented droughts that in turn foretold of very difficult times ahead. In the modern world, we generally see deer as gentle forest animals. Deer are characters in children’s stories and Santa Clause uses them to bring gifts to all. Thus, the deer in your dream may be a symbol of gentle and helpful parts of your psyche. In order to understand the message of the dream, think about what situation in your life would benefit from gentleness and soul fullness?... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Originally ‘to defy’ meant to renounce our faith, but its more modern day meaning is to challenge belief or given wisdom.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Although the word ‘demon’ originally came from the greek word for ‘deity’, for many hundreds of years it was taken simply to mean spirit. In the modern day it is taken to be an evil spirit, one at odds with god, and has this meaning in dreams.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- This symbol will largely have been replaced in dreams by modern technological symbols, but usually represents the feminine attributes and may also represent the passage of time.

2- Most symbols dealing with thread or weaving and spinning are to do with the creation of an intuitive pattern within our lives.

3- l ime, creation and fate have always been symbolised by the distaff.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

The Fabric of Dream

A fortunate dream on the whole, denoting faithful friends (Gypsy). Modern symbol of fidelity, anciently held sacred to the Lares, i. e., the home.... The Fabric of Dream

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lastly, humans have always been faced by the impossible.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

Generally speaking, arms, firearms, ammunition and all other weapons-primitive or modern-symbolise power, strength, honour, superiority, vicotyr and grandeur for the persons who sees them in his dream.. He will acquire these according to his intellect and popularity. Any modifications and improvements in them denote added honour, power and strength.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

The Language of Dreams

(see Animals)

Elephants exhibit many positive attributes, including affection and loyalty. Consider how much of both you have given to yourself, or to those around you, and vice versa.

These creatures also have a strong sense of smell that affords discernment. How does your present situation smell? Is something amiss?

An affinity for nature worship. According to Pliny, this creature worships the sun and stars, and invokes the heavens.

In ancient Rome, this image appeared on coins representing the power of charity. Does someone around you have a need that you’ve overlooked?

Among Hindus, the elephant symbolizes wisdom. Ganesha, the god of sagacity, is an elephant, often portrayed dancing.

Buddhists regard the white elephant as emblematic of compassion, love, kindness, self- restraint, and patient endurance, revealing the emergence of such positive traits within you. Note, however, that Western society transforms this image’s meaning to that of useless decoration (e.g., a “white elephant sale”), which might reflect a lack of self-worth or feeling ineffectual in a specific situation.

Chinese: Prudence and independent authority over self, others, or a situation. Don’t be afraid to take charge!

In modern aphorisms, a pink elephant represents being deluded by your own senses. Such delusion usually comes by your own hand (as happens when one drinks too much alcohol).... The Language of Dreams

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- In modern times to dream of files or filing and thus to put order into our lives, is to make sense of what we are doing and how we arc doing it. lo be filing things away would perhaps indicate that we no longer need to be aware of a particular situation but need to retain the knowledge that an experience has given us.

2- Dreaming of an abrasive file such as a metal file - would indicate that we need to be aware that we can make mistakes in being too harsh with other people.

3- A chaotic situation in our lives can now be dealt with in an orderly manner.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- To dream of being at a film as in the cinema indicates we are viewing an aspect of our own past or character which needs to be acknowledged in a different way. We are attempting lo view ourselves objectively or perhaps we may be escaping from reality.

2- Film as recording images is an important part of modern man’s make up and to be put in a position of viewing film within a dream is to be creating a different reality from the one we presently have. This usually applies to the waking self, rather than to the sleeping self.

If we are making a film, when this is not our normal occupation, we may need to question the reality we are creating, but may also be being warned not to try to crcate too many realities.

The Akashic Records, the past.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Film as recording images is an important part of modern man’s make up and to be viewing film within a dream is to be creating a different reality from the one we presently have. This usually applies to the waking self, rather than to the sleeping self.

If we are making a film, when this is not our normal occupation, we may need to question the reality we are creating, but may also be being warned not to try to create too many realities.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Language of Dreams

(see Body, Hand, Rings)

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

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

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

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

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

Crossed fingers symbolize your wishes and hopes.

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

The Fabric of Dream

To dream of a fleet of vessels promises fulfillment of hopes (Gypsy). Ships symbolize hopes both in ancient and modern symbolism.... The Fabric of Dream

The Fabric of Dream

Invariably a happy dream, auguring beautiful things to come. Modern dream interpreters, however, classify it as a typical dream induced by vertigo, etc.... The Fabric of Dream

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Overdramatization or fleeing from a problematic situation. Looking for clarification in difficult situations. Flying and Falling appear in Abyss, Elevator, and Trap, usually in nightmares; or as in: Brook, Leaf, and in part Parachute, during very pleasurable liberation dreams. In case of teenagers: often a sign that too much is being asked of them and that they are being pressured to succeed. These dreams are often like being intoxicated, having a sense of being elevated, and a lightness: like being in love. Many ancient myths show the connection between flying and sexuality, and while flying today has become a commonplace activity, the old interpretations are still true (see Fear of Flying by Erica Jong). Now modern symbolic interpretations of flying include the image of worldliness, expansive ideas, and communications. Flying is also seen as a symbol of creative ideas. This image may also be a warning not to become too aloof and removed from reality through fantasizing.

The dream may also be a challenge for either being too earthbound or taking flight into a greater dimension.

In Egypt, dreams of flying were interpreted as fleeing from difficulties. In ancient Greece and Rome, dreams of flying were seen as passionate love.

According to Freud, they were dreams of sexual desire and erection (Freud dealt with this extensively). He saw dreams of flying exclusively as desire for sex. Some modern dream experts interpret flying dreams exclusively as a desire to get away from problematic sit- uations, or to cross one’s own boundaries. Some researchers believe that in our dreams we go back to preborn states, make contact with the state of birds, and realize our innate ability to fly. Another contemporary dream researcher, Jack Maguire, believes that most dreams about flying are just a sign that we want to recuperate and refresh ourselves.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Mystic Dream Book

Another obstacle dream, the meaning of which depends on the result. But aviation is of such modern growth, that such a dream must indicate ambitious plans, possibly beyond your real power of accomplishing.... Mystic Dream Book

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Old dream interpretation books say that frogs are a good omens and represent happiness and great friendships. From a more modern point of view, frogs may be considered symbols of the unconscious because they live in the water. Frogs also represent transformation of the positive kind.

A visitor and intended caretaker of your emotions.The frog, unless deformed negatively, removes the little irritations that interfere with your intuition and responses or reactions.Is the frog doing his job properly and acting in accordance with his duties?Are the patterns overcoming the frog? ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

Traditionally, frogs are a good omens and represent happiness and great friendships. From a more modern point of view, frogs may be considered symbols of the unconscious, as they live in the water. Frogs also represent transformation of the positive kind.

If you dream of eating frogs then you will find very little to gain in current relationships and losses associated with love affairs.

If you dream of catching a frog then the carelessness you exhibit concerning your health and well being will greatly distress those who care for you.

If you see frogs in a low marshy area this is a sign of ill luck and losses. Seeing frogs in clean, green grass denotes the making of an even tempered friend and confidant.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Furniture in the rooms of your house ideas and values you live with that may be moved around or rearranged. Furniture may relate to a style of thinking you have adopted. Whether modern or traditional, furniture may reflect a lot about your personality.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Dreaming about furniture: a sign of prosperity. However, your materialistic tendencies are blocking your path— like bulky pieces of furniture.

Depth Psychology: What kind of attitudes and convictions have vou used to furnish your emotional house? Is the furniture heavy or light, old or modern, bright and beautiful, or damaged?... Dreamers Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- In modern times the gig, concert or rave has taken the place of the dance or tea party In dreams, therefore it can represent a social occasion or a gathering of like- minded people.

2- A gig offers us an opportunity for freedom and movement, so to be at one in a dream represents a need in us to ict go’.

3- Spiritually, a gig can symbolise our need for abandonment in the form of ecstatic liberation from the norm, if only for a short time.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

The Fabric of Dream

A bad dream for a single man auguring a silly and incompetent wife (Raphael). Modern nursery lore represents the goose as an emblem of silliness, despite that fowl’s illustrious reputation in both Rome and Egypt.... The Fabric of Dream

The Language of Dreams

(see Birds, Swan)

The creative principle. In Egypt, a goose laid the cosmic egg from which the Universe sprang.

India: Representative of freedom, eloquence, and learning.

Easter: A bringer of good news, especially for lovers. Geese mate for life.

An alternative wind emblem, having associations with Boreas in Greek mythology, the god of the north wind.

In the form of Mother Goose, an alternative goddess symbol, or reminder of youthful imagination and fancy.

Modernly, a symbol of foolish behavior (e.g., someone acting like a “silly goose”).... The Language of Dreams

The Language of Dreams

(see Calendar)

Each holiday has a unique ambience that depends on your family’s culture and religion. Consequently, any holiday celebration that appears in your dream must be considered with that background in mind.

For example, Christians celebrate Easter as the resurrection of Christ, and might therefore interpret this holiday in a dream as significant to personal restoration.

To a modern pagan, however, this date honors the spring, fertility, and earth’s renewal, the implied symbolism being productivity, hope, or healthful rejuvenation.

Consider the name of the holiday in a metaphorical context.

For example, dreaming of April Fool’s might reflect feelings of foolishness that stem from ill-considered actions, words, or pranks.

The need to honor and remember one’s family traditions.

A memory from previous holidays that somehow reflects, or affects, current situations.... The Language of Dreams

Little Giant Encyclopedia

An ancient symbol for rebirth. Wealth, food, and, from antiquity to modern times, it has had a special sexual implication. (Mick Jagger’s “I Am a Honey Bee,” for example. Honey stands for the term “loved one.”) This symbol represents, in addition to sensuality, pleasure, luxury, well-being, and a general feeling of satisfaction. But it may also point to much work (“busy as a bee,” needed to collect honey). It may also be a sign of wellness, particularly in connection with milk, as in paradise, the land of milk and honey.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

The Language of Dreams

(see Animals, Farm)

In earlier times, horses equated to movement and transition much as modern vehicles (see Airplane, Bus, Car, Spaceship) do now.

Burdens that come from labors. Horses were often work animals on farms, and were highlv valued. In what condition does the horse appear? If run-down and abused, this represents feeling unappreciated no matter how much you do. On the other hand, if the horse is well fed and groomed, it symbolizes a kind “task master” who really values your efforts.

Ancient Greeks revered the horse as a sacred creature to Artemis, the goddess of the moon and forests. Consequently, this may also be an alternative earth or tree dream.

Spiritual sojourns. Mohammed rode a horse on his mystical journey from Mecca to Jerusalem and then on to heaven.

A stallion: Male virility.

Galloping: Ecstasy, ambition, and the emotional self. Conversely, a tethered horse reveals one of these things being restrained.

Look to see who’s got the reins in this dream—the creature or its rider.

If the creature, it’s time to reclaim your control!

Finding a horseshoe: A nearly universal emblem of good luck.

White horse: In German and English traditions, this is a harbinger of death.

If the horse is happily cavorting, this may be a visual pun for horseplay. Take care that no one accidentally gets hurt by your current jovial outlook.

Psychic powers emerging. Folklorically, horses are said to sense or see spirits and have foreknowledge, similar to dogs.

Seahorses represent being transported into the waters of intuition or the subconscious with significant insight resulting.

Winged horses symbolize fame, eloquence, poetry, and the muse. Let your imagination fly on its wings.... The Language of Dreams

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Usually icons are representations of a belief system and, therefore, portray the way we feel about a number of other issues. In a dream, when an icon appears to have a religious picture but in actual fact it contains pictures of our own family, it indicates the ability to idolize the family. Modern day celebrities are often thought of as icons, people who are to be respected for their positions, perhaps with a power they do not have.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

According to modem theory, the amount of information the human brain can hold is more than is held in all the books in the Library of the British Museum. Gradually it is becoming recognised that informa­tion gathered is not simply what we ‘learn’ from vocal com­munication, or read, or set out to leam. In fact an unimagin­able amount of information gathering has gone on prior to speech, and goes on at an unimaginable speed prior to school years. Consider a small preschool child walking into the gar­den It has learnt gradually to relate to muscular movement, balance and its own motivations and feeling reactions in a way enabling it to walk. It has already grasped thousands of bits of ‘information’ about such things as plants in the garden, the neighbour’s cat, the road outside, possible dangers, safe areas. Stupendous amounts have already been absorbed about interrelationships.

An idea of ‘reality’ in the sense of what is probable, and what would be dangerously out of norm, has been formed. We gather information in ways little recognised. How our parents relate to their environment and to other people is all recorded and leamt from, bringing about enor­mous ‘programming’ affecting how we act in similar circum­stances.

As explained in the entry on the dream as spiritual guide, we have great ability in ‘reading’ symbols, ritual, an, music, body language, architecture, drama, and extracting ‘meaning’ from them. So we have immense stores of information from these sources. Work done with people exploring their dreams over a long period suggests that some of these information resources are never focused on enough to make conscious what we have actually learnt. Sometimes it is enough simply to ask oneself a question to begin to focus some of these resources. Such questions as what social attitude and response to authority did I learn at school? What feeling reaction do I get when I am in the presence of someone I know well? These may help to bring to awareness aspects of information gath­ered but remaining unconscious. These unfocused, or uncon­scious, areas of information can explain why we have appar­ently irrational feeling responses to some people or situations.

the body A lot of what we call the unconscious are basic physiological and psychological functions.

For instance in a modern house, when we flush the toilet, we do not have to bring a bucket of water and fill the cistern again.

A self regu­lating mechanism allows water to flow in and switches it off when full. This is a clever built-in function that had to be done manually at one time. Nowadays we have built into some dwellings fire sprinklers or burglar alarms. Through re­peated actions over thousands or millions of years, many ba­sic functions, or functions only switched on in emergencies, have been built into our being. We do not need to think about them, just as we do not have to give awareness to the fire sprinkling system or toilet each time we walk through a room or flush the toilet. They are therefore unconscious.

Research with animals in connection with rewards and conditioned reflexes has shown that by gradually leading an animal towards a certain performance by rewarding it each time it gets nearer to the goal, it can do the most amazing things. It can increase the circulation of blood to its ear, slow its heart, and in fact influence body functions which were thought to be completely involuntary. Where human beings have learnt to use some of these techniques—such as raising the temperature of an arm at will, or helping to increase the efficiency of the immune system—the actual processes still remain unconscious. In general, however, the body’s func­tions are thought to be outside our awareness, and so are one of the areas of the unconscious. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Belief in modern technology; new ideas.

2. Desire to be “up to date.” 3. Need to make oneself heard by more peo­ple.

4. Need for knowledge and ideas.

5. Curiosity about the world. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Mystic Dream Book

To dream of Jacobean furnishings presages a quiet time with elderly people whose ways are not so modern as yours, but you will gain by the experience.... Mystic Dream Book

The Language of Dreams

The original clown, the jester represents the important things that get overlooked or ignored while absorbed in silliness.

Speaking or acting in “jest,” but not necessarily having people interpret this correctly.

In the Middle Ages, jesters relieved people from their worries for a while, and often kept royalty’ happy so that less severe judgments got handed out. In a modern

setting, this reflects taking much needed time to relax and enjoy life, and stop being such a difficult task master to yourself.

(see Cijstals, Stones, Gems)... The Language of Dreams

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Son of a pastor, his paternal grandfather and great grandfather were physicians. He took a degree in medicine at the University of Basle, then specialised in psychiatry. In early papers he pioneered the use of word- association, and influenced research into the toxin hypothesis regarding schizophrenia. Jung’s addition to modern therapeu­tic attitudes to dream work arose out of his difference of view with Freud regarding human life. Jung felt life is a meaningful experience, with spiritual roots. His interest in alchemy, myths and legends added to the wealth of ideas he brought to his concept of the collective unconscious.

The subject of sym­bols fascinated him and he devoted more work to this than any other psychologist. He saw dream symbols, not as an attempt to veil or hide inner content, but an attempt to eluci­date and express it. It is a way of transformation where what was formless, non-verbal and unconscious moves towards form and becoming known. In this way dreams ‘show us the unvarnished natural truth’. By giving attention to our dreams we are throwing light/upon who and what we really are—not simply who we ait/as a personality, but who we are as a phenomenon of cosmic interactions.

Jung recommended looking at a series of one’s dreams in order to develop a fuller insight into self. In this way one would see cenain themes arising again and again. Out of these we can begin to see where we are not balancing the different aspects of ourself. See abreaction; active imagination; ampli­fication; archetypes; black person; collective unconscious; compensatory theory; creativity and problem solving in dreams; dream analysis; Fromm, Erich; identity and dreams; individuation; lucidity; mandala; dream as spiritual guide; unconscious. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Islamic Dream Interpretation

If a person sees himself delivering the khutbah from the member it means he will attain respectability and a vast kingdom on condition that he is worthy of such a position (i.e. if he is an Imaamor a Khateeb). But if he is not worthy of such a position it means he will be crucified. In modern times when kingship and crucifixion are hardly in vogue, the same dream could perhaps be interpreted as the bestowment of abundant wealth if he is worthy of such bestowment.

If not, he will be condemned to death and perhaps be hanged... Islamic Dream Interpretation

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Control, Law, Authority Figure. Special someone in your life. In African folklore, the King is said to be “the one who holds all life, human and cosmic, in his hands; the keystone of society and the universe.” In the modern world, we may not associate the King with ultimate power, knowledge or wisdom. However, historically the mythical King was highly spiritual, was the center of the wheel of life and was said to have a regulatory function in the cosmos. Psychologically, the king and the queen are said to be the “archetypes of human perfection.” As a dream symbol, you can understand the king or queen in your dream by realizing that they represent your ability for independence, self-understanding and self-determination. They also represent inner wealth that will enable you to be your best and help you to achieve your goals. Consciously, you may never have the desire to be a king or queen, but psychologically, these figures are symbolic of our highest potential and our desire to be the “king or queen” of our own world and our own lives. On rare occasions and depending on the details of the dream, the king and queen may represent a powerful force that is unkind and tyrannical.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: In pragmatic terms, a project or task may require dedication and focus. Since a knight is expected to show loyalty he may appear signifying this in dreams. Being made a knight in the modern day is still considered to be something of an honour and may have this meaning in dreams.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Fabric of Dream

To dream of carrying one on a dark night foretells riches; to stumble denotes trouble; for the light to be darkened or extinguished, poverty (Artemidorus). Modern symbol of lanterns, leadership; Christian symbol, piety and truth; the tarot gives it as a symbol of wisdom.... The Fabric of Dream

The Language of Dreams

(see Crystals, Ge?ns, Jewelry, Stones)

Divine favor, and the God-self within. Kings and queens regularly wore lapis to encourage blessings and as a mark of divine right.

Asserting your independence. In Sumer and other parts of the ancient world, lapis was used as a signature stone not unlike hei’aldic emblems were later, or our modern seals.

The color of lapis makes it a symbol of the psychic nature, peace, and uplifting emotions.

If worn by lovers in a dream, this portends devotion and fidelity.... The Language of Dreams

The Fabric of Dream

A dream of a strong, powerful, but unknown, friend; to be bitten by one, injury from a friend (Gypsy). Jung and Freud classify all dreams of animals or of being bitten by animals as erotic, or sex dreams.

The mastiff is the modern symbol of loyalty, gentleness and fidelity.... The Fabric of Dream

Little Giant Encyclopedia

From a mythological point of view, the image of the maze is closely tied to the Greek hero Theseus and to Ariadne, who loves him. As legend has it, in order to slay the virgin-devouring monster in the center of the maze of Crete, Ariadne gives to Theseus a magical red thread that will help him find his way out of the maze after he has slain the monster.

The maze symbolizes the womb of the Earth Mother and the cosmic order, which each of us has to create within ourself. And that is your task! The path is like a maze; after many twists and turns you finally reach your goal, where you can fulfill your obligations and responsibilities, find your shadow, and come to terms with it. Every time you dream about a maze you are challenged to come to terms with the monster within yourself.

On the other hand, the image of the maze points to a mother complex: if you cannot let go of the feminine, you are lost in it, which means the masculine in you loses its identity. And if this masculine identity is devoured by the feminine, the feminine cannot find its own identity because it doesn’t have access to it, and you cannot find your way out of the maze.

The symbol of the maze probably goes back to observations made about how the sun or the moon is traveling across the sky. In the center of the maze resides death, where the sun and the moon are at their lowest point. After we have met death, we leave the maze in the same way as Theseus. Our modern world, the metropolitan big city, the asphalt jungle, where people are easily getting lost and feeling trapped, is often compared with the maze. What is addressed here is the idea that our lives have become so complex that it is difficult for us to find our way. See Food (stored), Thread, Dragon.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

To be helped be an Indian medicine man is the best kind of good luck in business omen as this shows that you can expect to receive the backing of powerful friends are backers that will assure your success and your fortune. Unfortunately if you are beyond help, this shows that your destiny is to fail unless you change into more modern ways of doing things.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

Encyclopedia of Dreams

To be helped be an Indian medicine man is the best kind of good luck in business omen as this shows that you can expect to receive the backing of powerful friends are backers that will assure your success and your fortune. Unfortunately if you are beyond help, this shows that your destiny is to fail unless you change into more modern ways of doing things.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

Ariadne's Book of Dream

As Mickey’s sweetheart. Minnie is a modern feminine archetype. Demure and sweet, she stereo- typically expresses the receptive side of the female gender. She may come to characterize a cooperative complement to the masculine aspect, Mickey. When paired together they may represent the balance and harmony of feminine intuition with masculine will.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Rarely connected to financial problems. Dreaming about money points to your behavior in matters of love. It is probably the most frequent symbol of sexuality and power.

A coin generally points to success and security. Are you always weighing every situation and thinking through a plan for every situation? Are you afraid of losing control over yourself or over a situation? Often such a dream is telling you to open yourself up to life and allow your wild side to surface. Passion for life is suggested here instead of control.

According to Freud and Jung, money is a symbol for the libido—silver coins indicate an attraction toward women; gold coins, an attraction toward men.

For some modern psychoanalysts, it is a symbol of creative power.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Sacred music – such as chanting, drumming and pipe playing – has often been used to soothe emotions and induce an altered state of consciousness. In dreams hearing such music offers the opportunity to make such a shift in awareness. Listening to music before sleep can also heighten dream imagery. Modern day ambient music is particularly effective.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Fabric of Dream

A dream of sickness, poverty, affront, fatigue. Invariably ominous according to older interpreters. Modern students, however, attribute to it a-totally different significance; holding it in some instances as a wish dream, in others as an erotic dream and again as a dream symbolizing freedom from social restraint.

The theory of the subconscious and its warnings, etc., is, however, in accord with the older school, for the dream of nakedness might readily originate in fear, especially with women who habitually devote a large amount of thought to clothes.... The Fabric of Dream

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Women are often more able to create a network of ‘sisters’ through the use of intuition, and often will symbolize this in their dreams as a tangible bonding. In modern day technological parlance a network – particularly the internet – suggests a number of people working or playing together with a common aim | a net in dreams usually indicates that we are feeling trapped and entangled in a scheme or situation.

A network, on the other hand, may be more supportive.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: If we are performing an operation we are recognizing our own level of skill within a situation in waking life.

If the operation is being performed on us we are attempting to access some inner knowledge but are possibly fearful of the outcome. Modern surgical methods are less invasive than early surgery and when these appear in dreams will suggest more subtle ways of managing distress.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Fabric of Dream

To see one spreading its tail denotes wealth and a handsome wife; for a woman this is a dream forecasting the promotion of her husband to popular favor.

To a young woman it symbolizes vanity and the attempted seduction by a coxcomb (Gypsy). The early Christians held it as the symbol of immortality. It was also the bird of Juno, who cursed whosoever should pluck its feathers; their children should never be well, nor should men come for their daughters ; hence the superstition attached to these feathers.

The modern symbol of pomp and vanity.... The Fabric of Dream

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: We all have an ability to learn but need to have some way of transmitting our learning to other people.

A pen would suggest the learning would be more permanent than a pencil. Learning through dreams is an increasing part of modern day understanding of the psyche.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Pictures appearing before you in dreams, prognosticate deception and the ill will of contemporaries.

To make a picture, denotes that you will engage in some unremunerative enterprise.

To destroy pictures, means that you will be pardoned for using strenuous means to establish your rights.

To buy them, foretells worthless speculation.

To dream of seeing your likeness in a living tree, appearing and disappearing, denotes that you will be prosperous and seemingly contented, but there will be disappointments in reaching out for companionship and reciprocal understanding of ideas and plans.

To dream of being surrounded with the best efforts of the old and modern masters, denotes that you will have insatiable longings and desires for higher attainments, compared to which present success will seem poverty-stricken and miserable. See Painting and Photographs. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of watercolors, drawings, or modern pictures, predicts minor changes.

If you were impressed by an oil painting in your dream, it is a warning that social snobbery will result in lost opportunities.

To dream of looking at photographs or slides forecasts the pleasant renewal of an old friendship.

If your dream concerned having your portrait painted, or having a portrait photograph taken, it foretells disenchantment in love.

To give or receive a portrait in your dream is a warning of deceptive flattery around you.

A dream of seeing someone else sitting for a portrait signifies a rise in your status.

If you dreamed of a landscape picture, the meaning depends on your reaction to the picture.

If it seemed beautiful or pleasing, you will have bright future prospects. But if it was ugly or unpleasant, be prepared for a period of dissatisfaction. Also see “Photograph” and “Photo Album”, above.... My Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Old fashioned patchwork quilts often told a story, both in their materials and the way they were constructed. They therefore became heirlooms and treasured objects. Modern day quilts tend to be more functional and, therefore, the colour and patterns will have less significance.

The colour, material and pattern of a quilt in a dream, however, may have more significance than the quilt itself.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Fabric of Dream

A change in the dreamer’s present condition; a rainbow in the East denotes benefits to the poor and the sick; in the West good for the rich but not for the poor. Overhead, a change in fortune; sometimes ruin and death to the dreamer and his family. On the right it is good, at the left ill, judging right and left according to the sun, but wherever it appears it brings good to poverty and affliction by changing the air (Artemidorus). Modern oneirocritics regard the rainbow as an invariable sign of failure.... The Fabric of Dream

The Fabric of Dream

A bad dream, trouble and mischief brewing (Raphael). Conjugal infidelity (Gypsy). A symbol of knowledge (Hartmann) ; the raven was once dedicated to Apollo; modern symbolism, however, regards this bird as an omen of misfortune (Hulme). ... The Fabric of Dream

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Our basic spinal and lower brain reactions, such as fight or flight, reproduction, attraction or repulsion, sex drive, need for food and reaction to pain. This includes the fundamental evolutionary ability to change and the urge to survive—very powerful and ancient processes. Our relationship with the reptile in our dreams depicts our relat- edness to such forces in us, and how we deal with the im­pulses from the ancient pan of our brain.

Modern humans face the difficulty of developing an inde­pendent identity and yet keeping a working relationship with the primitive, thus maturing/bringing the primitive into an efficiently functioning connection with the present social world.

The survival urge at base might be kill or run, but it can be transformed into the ambition which helps, say, an opera singer meet difficulties in her career. Also the very primitive has in itself the promise of the future, of new aspects of human consciousness. This is because many extraordinary human functions take place unconsciously, in the realm of the reptile/spine/lower brain/right brain/autonomic nervous sys­tem. Being unconscious they are less amenable to our waking will. They function fully only in some fight or flight, survive or die, situations.

If we begin to touch these with consciousness, as we do in dreams, new functions are added to conscious­ness. See The dream as extended perception under ESP and dreams.

frog

Unconscious life or growth processes which can lead to transformation (the frog/prince story); the growth from child­hood vulnerability—tadpole to frog—therefore the process of life in general and its wisdom. Frogspawn: sperm, ovum and reproduction.

lizard

Example: ‘My wife and I saw a large lizard on the wall near a banana. It was there to catch the flies.

The lizard turned so it was facing away from us—head up the wall. We then were able to see it had large wing-like flaps which spread from its head in an invened V. With amazement we saw on these flaps wonderful pictures, in full colour, of birds. In fleet­ing thoughts I wondered if the bird “paintings” were to attract birds, or were some form of camouflage. But I felt cenain the lizard had “painted” these wonderful pictures with its uncon­scious an’ (David T). Generally, a lizard is very much the same as a snake, except it lacks the poisonous aspect; aware­ness of unconscious or instinctive drives, functions and pro­cesses. In the above dream, the banana is both David’s plea­sure and sexuality, while the lizard is the creativity emerging from his unconscious through the attention he is giving it—he is looking at the lizard. Chameleon: either one’s desire to fade into the background, or adaptability.

snake

Example: A small snake about a foot long had dropped down my shirt neck. I could feel it on the left side of my neck Fearing it was poisonous and might bite me, I moved very slowly. At one point I put my head on the ground, hoping the snake would wish to crawl away. It did not. Then I was near an elephant I loved, and hoped it would remove the snake. It did not. Even as I slept I felt the snake was an expression of the attitude of not shanng myself with anybody except family’ (David T).

For months prior to the above dream David had experienced a great deal of neck pain. After dis­cussing the dream with his wife, and realising much of his thinking and feeling was intumed, the pain disappeared. So the snake was both poisoner’ and ‘healer’. This may be why snakes are used as a symbol of the medical profession.

The Hebrew word for the serpent in the Garden of Eden is Nahash, which can be translated as blind impulsive urges, such as our instinctive drives.

So, generally, snakes depict many different things, but usu­ally the life process.

If we think of a person’s life from con­ception to death, we see a flowing moving event, similar in many ways to the speeded up films of a seed growing into a plant, flowering and dying.

The snake depicts the force or energy behind that movement and purposiveness—the force of life which leads us both to growth and death. That energy —like electricity in a house, which can be heat, power, sound and vision—lies behind all our functions. So in some dreams the snake expresses our sexuality, in others the rising of that energy up our body to express itself as digestion—the intesti­nal snake; as the healing or poisonous energy of our emotions and thoughts.

Example: ‘I was in a huge cathedral, the mother church. I wanted to go to the toilet/gents. As I held my penis to urinate it became a snake and reached down to the urinal to drink. It was thirsty. I struggled with it, pulling it away from the un­clean liquid. Still holding it I walked to a basin and gave it pure water to drink’ (Bill A). Here the connection between snake and sexuality is obvious. But the snake is not just Bill’s penis. It is the direction his sexual urges take him he is strug­gling with. Out of his sense of love and connection with life— the cathedral—he wants to lift his drive towards something which will not leave him with a sense of uncleanness. Snake in connection with any hole: sexual relatedness.

A snake biting us: unconscious worries about our health, frustrated sexual impulse, our emotions turned against our­selves as internalised aggression, can poison us and cause very real illness, so may be shown as the biting snake. Snake biting others: biting remarks, a poisonous tongue.

A crowned or light-encircled snake: when our ‘blind impulses’ or instinctive or unconscious urges and functions are in some measure inte­grated with our conscious will and insight, this is seen as the crowned snake or even winged snake. It shows real self awareness and maturity. In coils of snake: feeling bound in the ‘blind impulses’ or habitual drives and feeling responses. Instincts and habits can be redirected, as illustrated by Hercu­les’ labours. Snake with tail in mouth: sense of the circle of life—binh, growth, reproduction, aging, death, rebirth; the eternal. Snake coiling up tree, pole, cross: the blind instinctive forces of life emerging into conscious experience—in other words the essence of human expenence with its involvement in pain, pleasure, time and eternity; the process of personal growth or evolution; healing because personal growth often moves us beyond old attitudes or situations which led to inner tension or even sickness. Snake in grass: sense or intuition of talk behind your back; danger, sneakiness. Colours: green, our internal life process directed, perhaps through satisfied feelings, love and creativity, into a healing process or one which leads to our personal growth and positive change; white, eternal aspect of our life process, or becoming con­scious of it; blue, religious feelings or coldness in relations. See colours; anxiety dreams; death and rebirth, the self under archetypes; dreams and Ancient Greece; cellar under house, buildings; hypnosis and dreams; jungle; paralysis. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Mystic Dream Book

It is a fortunate omen to dream that you are wandering amid the Ruins of some fine old building.

If it is merely a modern house that has tumbled down, that is a bad sign. Beware of speculation.... Mystic Dream Book

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Sails suggest the idea of making use of available power. Often the type of sail will be relevant. Old-fashioned sails would suggest out-of-date methods, whereas racing sails might suggest the use of modern technology.

The colour of the sails may also be important. When we dream of sailing, we are highlighting how we feel we are handling our lives. We can either work with the currents or against them.

If we are sailing in a yacht there is more of a sense of immediacy than if we were sailing in a liner.

The former is more to do with one-to-one relationships, while the latter suggests a group effort.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Most people have a rather antiquated idea of the sailor. It is this image that usually appears in dreams. He represents freedom, both of movement and of spirit, and is a representation of the Tramp (see Archetypes). He suggests someone who is totally in control of his own destiny.

A modern- day sailor would have the added benefit of being in control of his own environment.

2- If a sailor does appear in a dream, particularly in a woman’s, he is usually a somewhat romanticised figure and can represent the Hero (see Archetypes). In a man’s dream he represents the part of himself which seeks freedom, but that needs to be given permission or authority to take that freedom.

3- Spiritually; the sailor can signify communication.

The aspect of freedom links with a quality of Mercury who, having been given a task, then forgets what it is.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: The sailor suggests someone who is totally in control of his own destiny, who ‘sails with the tide’.

A modern-day sailor in waking life would have the added benefit of being in control of his own environment and it is this image that is likely to surface in the dreams of the modern entrepreneur.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Sailing and Wind

1- Sails suggest the idea of making use of available power. Often the type of sail will be relevant. Old-fashioned sails would suggest out-of-date methods, whereas racing sails might suggest the use of modern technology.

The colour of the sails may also be important (see Colour).

2- Because a boat or ship is usually thought of as feminine, the sails in dreams can represent pregnancy and fertility. By association, they can also signify how a woman will use her intellect.

3- Sails represent the Spirit as in a force that moves us.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: In modern medicine the omega 3 oil that is in salmon is a powerful brain food. When the salmon appears in dreams we may need such a substance or be being warned that we need to pay attention to our intellectual pursuits.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Fabric of Dream

A dream of temptation and of evil (Gypsy). Obviously the dream interpreters of modern times have accepted the Christian and Jewish symbolism, rather than that of more remote antiquity. Freud and Jung, however, revert to more primitive times and interpret this as an erotic dream. Raphael interprets the serpent dream as one of “a deadly enemy bent on your ruin; to kill one denotes success over your enemy.” The serpent was the ancient Egyptian symbol of wisdom and of the sun; curled in a circle it represented time without end; twisted around a staff, it denoted health. “More subtle thou art than any beast of the field” (Bible). ... The Fabric of Dream

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

The interpretation of seeing and interacting with a stranger, or strangers, in your dream depends on the details of your dream and on your personal belief system. Some Eastern cultures believe that the strangers in your dreams are spirits from another dimension. These spirits may be teaching you lessons or giving you specific messages.

The more modern approach to interpreting a dream with strangers in it is that they represent different sides or unfamiliar aspects of our personality.

The best way to tell is to “check inside” of yourself and simply try to understand the message of this dream. Whether the message is coming from your unconscious or from a different reality might be irrelevant.

The lessons gained through a dream are far more important then where they came from. Just remember: The mind that dreamt the dream also knows its source and meaning (and that is YOUR own mind). See also: People... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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Characteristic of one’s spiritual status, i.E. Old-fashioned purist, worldly, modern, etc.; Research accordingly... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Comic book characters and those from science fiction and Westerns are modern symbols for the Hero. They often, however, also express immature masculinity, delusions of grandeur, and being all-powerful in situations where they are surely powerless. This dream image is about the antiquated ideals and unfulfilled goals of the dreamer.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- To dream of sweeping suggests being able to clear away outmoded attitudes and emotions.

To be sweeping up suggests putting tilings in order.

2- Sweeping is an old image which harks back to good management and clearing of the environment. In psychological terms it suggests an attention to detail and correctness, as much as to cleanliness. In modern day technological symbolism it could suggest searching for viruses.

3- The dreamer may have attained much spiritual knowledge on which he is now reflecting. There may be certain elements of confusion which he can take time to clear away.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Sweeping is a traditional image that symbolizes good management and clearing of our environment. In psychological terms it suggests an attention to detail and correctness, as much as to cleanliness. In modern-day technological symbolism it could suggest searching for viruses.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: When we are aware of the telephone number we are ringing, it may be the numbers that are important. We also may be aware of the need to contact a specific person who we can help, or who can help us.

If we are searching for a telephone number we are having difficulty in co-ordinating our thoughts about our future actions. Using the telephone suggests a direct one-to-one relationship.

The type of phone will also have relevance; an old-fashioned one suggests ancient ideas or concepts.

A modern up-to-date digital or mobile phone indicates we are easily able to make ourselves understood in various situations.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Fabric of Dream

To quench with clear water, sound sleep, contentment; to drink tepid or foul water, discomfort lasting through the night (Gypsy). A gypsy interpretation coinciding with the ultra-modern school.... The Fabric of Dream

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: The type of transport used in dreams may suggest how we are moving through this particular stage of our lives. Previously the horse was used as an image to depict how we dealt with life, although nowadays the car, the aeroplane and other more modern forms of transport have been substituted.

A vehicle that appears in our dreams often conforms with the view we hold of ourselves.

For instance, we may be driving a very basic type of car or a rolls-royce. In today’s modern world there are so many diverse means of transport that each has developed its own symbolism. Some of these are given below.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ariadne's Book of Dream

As a modern appliance that cleans the carpets, a vacuum may mention the need to clean your thoughts of dust and dirt. Rugs and carpets relate to the second or sexual chakra and. thus, their cleaning may represent the restoration of your creative power and flourishing sexuality freed from shame.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

The Fabric of Dream

To dream of walking in a pleasant valley denotes sickness (Raphael). An interpretation in conformity with the modern theory of physical stimuli, and attributing hills, valleys, mountains, etc., to sensations in various parts of the body.... The Fabric of Dream

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

It is usuallv the texture and quality that is relevant when a material appears in a dream. It is the sensuousness and softness of velvet which is significant.

In old-style dream interpretation. to dream of velvet was to dream of discord. In modern day interpretation it is more likely to mean the opposite.

Spiritually velvet can dcpict richness and giftedness.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Particularly in women’s dreams, fear of sexuality. In the case of men, it is partly an expression of fear of the weapons of women. Fear of war.

A weapon in a dream also symbolizes internal poison or corrosion. According to Freud and most of depth psychology, it is a symbol of masculine sexuality, since bullets penetrate the body. Today, this dream image is less relevant, because weapons so often totally destroy the body. This expands on Freud’s interpretation, which sees it as an interesting tension between creating a body (sexuality) and destroying a body (modern weaponry).... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Encyclopedia of Dreams

If you dream of women in a group talking you will soon hear some good news and if you dream of them going through a store shopping you will soon see an increase in your spending power.

A dream of pregnant women is a sign that you will be blessed with abundant wealth.

An old time interpretation of seeing women in a crowd was that you would soon be met with treachery and deceit, so take your choice, either you are modern, or not.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Symbol for mobility, warmth, and naturalness. Important is the condition and type of wood; for example, Firewood and Ebony.

In the I Ching, wood means gentleness, that which penetrates, like the wind, and it is related to the first daughter.

According to Freud, wood is a symbol for femininity. However, in the Tarot, wood corresponds to the wand which—according to traditional as well as modern interpretation—is connected to masculinity. This is an example of how contradictory meanings can be in the symbolism of depth psychology. At a certain level of consciousness, the difference between masculinity and femininity loses its importance. This higher level of consciousness is mirrored in everyday life where some symbols can be seen as typically feminine as well as masculine, in accordance with the present state of consciousness of the dreamer.

Folklore: Bad omen.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

The Fabric of Dream

A dream denoting affliction of the wounded parts (Gypsy). Interpretation coincides with that of modern writers.... The Fabric of Dream

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: In modern times, the yule log is often symbolized by a celebration cake. Decorated in a traditional fashion with greenery and candles, it honours the holly king, who dies at this time, giving way to the oak king who brings light. Therefore it tends to suggest the new year and new beginnings in dream language.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Fire

1- In Pagan times a log was decoratcd and burnt in order to clear away the Old Year. In dreams it will be seen as a symbol of light and new life.

2- In modern times, the Yule log is symbolised as a celebration cake.

Therefore it tends to suggest the New Year and new beginnings in dream language.

3- A Yule log represents a spiritual offering or sacrifice, particularly at the time of a spiritual or religious celebration when we pay homage to the gods.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Hidden information often comes to us through dreams. As we become more knowledgeable these symbols tap into arcane wisdom which allows us to live our lives in tune with the universe.

The spheres of influence of the planets were first described by plato and modern astrology stills tend to follow his teachings. By then using the correspondences we can harness the energy of the zodiac in everyday life – its colours and gemstones. Below are some of the most important correspondences:... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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