operation

Memories regarding actual operation; a sick in­ner attitude which needs attention; fear of illness; physical fitness.

See “surgery”

An operation is a carefully planned procedure, whether that is a military or surgical one. Spiritually, therefore, it represents incisive healing, or the restoration of equilibrium.

An operation in dreams can, therefore, highlight the need for healing of the spirit, the eradication of ‘dis-ease’.

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.

Material aspects: An operation in hospital is usually frightening and invasive. In dreams it can signify our awareness of our own fears of illness and pain, but also a recognition of our need to be healed on some level.

A military operation signifies the need for careful planning and management and the establishing of order.

Dreams of this type will be fairly common among the medical practitioners, but among the rest of us undergoing such an operation can be a harbinger of a drastic lifestyle change, whether good or bad will be determined by the rest of the dream.

To watch an operation you will soon hear some news from a family member or a friend, if the operation was a success it will be good news, but, if not it will be bad news.

Emotional problems and their elimination.

The type of operation is important. It will show what is disturbed and how it can be remedied.

A dream about having or performing an operation is very lucky. It means that old wounds and difficult emotions in the dreamer are being healed. Also see “Cosmetic Surgery” and “Lobotomy”

It is an obstacle dream if you imagine that you are undergoing an Operation. Success will come to you if no trouble comes in the dream. It is, however, considered a sign of unexpected news if you watch an Operation performed on someone else. Neither of these meanings would apply in the case of a nurse or a medical man.

Dreams of an operation signify that you are undergoing major healing, transformation and repair, healing emotional wounds, and mending deep emotional/relationship issues. Consider on which part of the body is being operated. See Body and Breakdown/Breakthrough Dreams.

also see Hospital and Surgery

1- An operation in hospital is frightening and invasive. In dreams it can signify our awareness of our own fears of illness and pain, but also a recognition of our need to be healed.

2- If we are performing an operation we are recognising 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.

3- Incisive Healing.

Having an operation in a dream is a sign that radical treatment of your business problems will bring ultimate success.

(see Healing, Medicine, Physician)

The radical need to change something that threatens your wholeness, happiness, or growth.

Destroying specific negative aspects of the self for renewal, like bad habits, bitterness, anger, etc.

Feeling fearful or helpless in connection with the health and welfare of someone close to you.

Dreams of this type will be fairly common among the medical practitioners, but among the rest of us undergoing such an operation can be a harbinger of a drastic lifestyle change, whether good or bad will be determined by the rest of the dream.

To watch an operation you will soon hear some news from a family member or a friend, if the operation was a success it will be good news, but, if not it will be bad news.



Operation | Dream Meanings

Keywords of this dream: Operation

The Complete Dream Book

If you dream of using an adding machine, you will meet someone who will prove his or ber friendship by substantial co-operation.... The Complete Dream Book

Christian Dream Symbols

Symbolic of support during a spiritual battle or a base of operations ... Christian Dream Symbols

My Dream Interpretation

To see ants in your dream symbolizes your general dissatisfaction in your daily life. You are feeling neglected and insignificant. Petty things will annoy you throughout the following day. You will learn that cooperation will be the only way to achieve your desires. These dreams may also indicate that you are frustrated with social conformity. You could feel that your life is too structured and orderly.... My Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings of Versatile

See operation... Dream Meanings of Versatile

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are watching a ballet, symbolizes balance, cooperation and harmony.

If you see or wear ballet slippers in your dream, you carry yourself with poise and get along well with others.... My Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are playing basketball indicates that you will need the cooperation of others to achieve your goals.

To see a basketball in your dream suggests that you need to make the first move in a situation.... My Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of giving birth can represent the beginning of a new project or stage of life. More obviously, it can also represent anxiety about being pregnant.

If you dream that you are giving birth to a monster (or anything non-human), this suggests that you are holding back from expressing your inner creativity and “real” self, because you fear that others will judge your or that they will not accept your ideals. This dream is also very common among pregnant women and represents anxieties over the health of their baby.

To dream of a stillborn baby, or giving birth to a stillborn, symbolizes your loss of trust in someone or something. It may also represent lost innocence.

To dream that you help to deliver a baby means that you will soon undergo an important life change. You may be making life changes or getting rid of your old habits and ways.

The change will begin within you, but will probably require the cooperation of others to be completed.

If the mother dies during the birth, the transformation in your life will be very significant.... My Dream Interpretation

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Circumcision in a dream means purification, cleanliness, discarding impurity, celebrations or happy reunions. Ifone sees himself being circumcised in a dream, it means that he did something good which God Almighty has accepted, and by its virtue, God Almighty has forgiven him his sins, or it may mean that he will undergo an operation to open his veins or to bleed them.

If a young virgin girl sees herself being circumcised in a dream, it means either marriage, or encountering her first experience with her monthly period. CirDICTIONARY OF DREAMS 83 cumcision in a dream also means undergoing an operation of removing one’s testicles, undergoing a prostate operation, or it may mean clearing one’s name from slander and accusations, or it may mean separation between husband, wife and children, or children leaving their parent’s home, If one discovers that he is circumcised in a dream, it means that he will become an apostate and forsake his religion for monetary gains.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are playing curling represents the learning of rules, talents and the achieving of your goals. It also highlights the importance of cooperation, harmony, and teamwork.

To dream that you are watching a curling competition, represents two opposing viewpoints or conflicting opinions.... My Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings of Versatile

See knife, operation and wound... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: ‘1 ran down very dark streets, like a maze, and could not find a way out of them’ (Mrs N). Darkness has many meanings, depending on what else appears in the dream. In the example the feeling is of being lost and trapped in depressing feelings.

What is unknown; not defined by the intellect or conscious self; unconscious; depression; confusing, terrifying; secrets we hide from self or others; things we do under cover of dark­ness’; age; the womb, death.

The following dream depicts particular aspects of darkness. Example: ‘It was a festival in this strange world, in which everything had a rather dark, dilapidated look’ (Tom). Dark here is ancient, things dating from times past. This may refer to our sense of our own child­hood which feels like the ancient past, or to our unconscious knowledge of family and cultural attitudes and experience. In general the ‘strange’ world of the unconscious or sleep.

Example: ‘I was overwhelmed by terror, as if the very dark­ness of the tunnel was a living force of fear which entered and consumed me. I screamed and screamed, writhing in uncon­trollable fit-like contractions. Nevertheless a part of me was observing what was happening and was amazed, realising I had found something of great importance’ (Andrew P). Be­cause the dreamer explored this dream with me, I know the darkness was depicting fear Andrew experienced while a nine year old in hospital. He was given a rectal anaesthetic because he was about to have a nose operation. He fought and begged for the nurses to stop, but to no avail. This led to a very real feeling that humans were terrifyingly dangerous animals who would not respond even if you were on your knees begging. So trauma was the fear in the darkness. Darkness here is the unconscious area of experience.

Example: ‘I am back in time looking at an old cottage. I see the windows, walls and doors, everything about the place. It is dark and old and warm. I see the curtains and bedrooms, all the ornaments and I feel safe and comfortable’ (Mrs R). Here dark is comfortable, perhaps because it is undemanding, one is not in any glare of attention or activity. It is the relaxed quiet of evening. This woman has a relaxed relationship with her unconscious.

Example: ‘I met a woman I know in a long, dark under­ground tunnel. She was waiting for me. We had sexual inter­course. She had a very formed vagina mouth, and a very large clitoris, like a small penis. I masturbated this’ (Norman). Nor­man has no fear of the tunnel. It is his secret desire and pleasure which he admits to no one, often not even to himself. Dark here is one’s secret self.

Dark water: emotions which are felt and powerful but have not been defined or their source understood. Dark colours: feelings emanating from unconscious sources; depressed or unhappy feelings. Idioms: a dark horse; in the dark; keep it dark. See night under day and night. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

About Dream Interpretation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Dream Interpretation

The Scientific Literature of Dream-Problems

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Language of Dreams

(see Insects)

If hovering near water, this represents the cooperation between your mental / conscious self and your emotional nature.

Dragonflies are very adaptable, but also territorial. Have you been hovering around your domain too much? Or perhaps you’ve been too flexible in a specific situation.

Dragonflies need warmth and sunlight. On the dream plane, this may represent a similar physical need that manifests as depression or restlessness. Alternatively, it may symbolize the need to be more aware of the conscious, masculine, solar self.

In Japan, these are emblems of happiness and good fortune.

Among Native Americans, the souls of the departed may reside in these creatures. As such, they may be messengers from other realms communicating through your dream (see Ghost).... The Language of Dreams

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example:41 dreamt my sister was attacking me with a pair of scissors. She backed me against a wall and stabbed me. During the day after the dream my sister phoned me at work and said she’d had an awful dream in which she stabbed me with scissors’ (D).

The Poseidia Institute of Vir­ginia Beach, Va., have run a number of group ‘mutual dream­ing’ experiments. Although the Institute suggests very positive results, a critical survey of the dreams and reports reveals a lack of hard evidence. Like other areas of ESP dreaming, it can seldom ever be willed. But the dreams did show themes related to problems regarding intimate meeting. Also, some of the dreams were directly about the goal of dream meeting, as in the following example.

Example: ‘I find the group of people I am looking for. There were maybe six or more people. They were asleep on mattresses except for two or three. These were awake and waiting for me, and wearing small pointed hats such as Ti­betan Lamas wear. In the dream I realised this meant they had achieved sufficient inner growth to remain awake in sleep. We started to communicate and were going to wake the others’ (Tom C). See dream as a meeting place.

the dream as extended perception Even everyday mental func­tions such as thought and memory occur largely uncon­sciously. During sleep, perhaps because we surrender our vo­lition, what is left of self awareness enters the realm where the nine-tenths of the iceberg of our mind is active. In this realm faculties can function which on waking seem unobtainable.

For example:

1- Extending awareness to a point distant from the body, to witness events confirmed by other people. This is often called out of body experience (OBE), but some of these experiences suggest the nature of consciousness and time may not be dualistic (having to be either here or there). See out of body experience.

2-Being aware of the death or danger of a member of family. Kinship and love seem to be major factors in the way the unconscious functions. See dead people dreams.

3-Seeing into the workings of the body and diagnosing an illness before it becomes apparent to waking observation. Dr Vasali Kasatkin and Professor Medard Boss have specialised in the study of such dreams. In a recent dream told to me, a man looked back into a bedroom and saw a piece of the wall fall away. Waves of water gushed from a main pipe.

The dreamer struggled to hold back the piece of broken pipe. Within two weeks his colon burst and he had to have a major operation. See meditation.

4-Access to a computer-like ability to son through a massive store of information and experience to solve problems. These dreams are often confused with precognitive ability. Prediction does occur from these dreams, but it arises, as with weather prediction, from a massive gathering of in­formation, most of which we have forgotten consciously. Monon Schatzman, in a New Scientist anicle, showed how subjects can produce answers to complex mathematical problems in their dreams. See dream process as com­puter; creativity and problem solving in dreams.

5-Tapping a collective mind which stores all experience, and is sensed as godlike or holy. See dream as spiritual guide.

It seems likely that before the development of speech the human animal communicated largely through body lan­guage. Some dreams suggest we still have this ability to read a person’s health, sexual situation, intentions and even their past, through body shape, posture and tiny movements. See postures, movement and body language.

See Cayce, Edgar; collective unconscious; wife under family. See also hallucinations. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of an extraction symbolize that you are removing an undesirable habit, relationship or aspect of your life. This dream reflects that you are in the midst of major change and transformation. You are learning to saying, “No” to what is undesirable and non-supportive in order to bring in to your life that which is desirable and supportive. See Operation.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Community spirit, team, collective action, integrating well, and, in addition to all this, a symbol for the different parts of your personality working together cooperatively. But also: slaving away, hard work, and being taken advantage of (as in Charlie Chaplin s film Modem Times). Also, becoming impoverished, social demotion, isolation, lifelessness. Loss of wholeness, being cut apart. In case of conflicts between people in the factory: poor cooperation.

Folklore: Unexpected events.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

The Complete Dream Book

A factory in operation portends great activity in business with an excellent chance of making money.

To dream of working in a factory is an omen that faithfulness in your chosen work will be rewarded.... The Complete Dream Book

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are watching or playing football menas you will have great satisfaction in your work and your goals will be achieved as you progress through life.

To dream that you are standing or walking on a football field represents competition and showing off. There is a lack of cooperation in some area of your life. Also see “Tackle.”... My Dream Interpretation

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a fuse represent synergy, cooperation, and working together. Separate aspects of yourself that may have been confused are now coming together and fusing.

A fuse also denotes that you are connecting with ideas, insights and inspirations that feel electrifying. You may be in a position to have to reject or refuse something or someone. See Energy.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- To dream of being galled in a dream means to connect with feelings of bitterness that we may have about something that is happening in our life. Bringing that feeling to the surface and allowing it to come through in dreams gives us the opportunity to express it and to work it through.

2- l”o dream of a gall bladder, or of a gall bladder operation, often represents the need to give up some activity that is not doing us any good at all. We arc assimilating the wrong information, which is causing us problems and we need to get rid of bitterness, difficulty or even .guilt.

3- To find aspccts of a dream galling is symbolic of a form of evil. We may want to turn away in disgust, but eventually we must face up to the effects and deal with it appropriately.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

To dream about gears symbolizes new beginnings and improved cooperation with others.

To dream that you are putting your car in gear, suggests that you are ready to move forward with a new project in your life.... My Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Operation

1- Depending on our attitude to hospitals, when one appears in a dream it can cither represent a place of safety, or a place where ones very being is threatened and we become vulnerable. Taken as a place of healing, it represents that aspect within ourselves that knows when respite is necessary from cares and troubles when we can allow ourselves to be cared for and nurtured and put back into one piece.

If we find hospitals threatening, it may be that we are conscious of the fact that we have to ‘let go’, to put ourselves at the mercy of others and allow things to happen for us, in order that a situation can be improved.

2- Dreaming of being in a hospital may be mentally creating a transition period between something that has not gone well, and an improved attitude where things can get better. ‘I’o be visiting someone in hospital indicates that we are aware that a part of ourselves is perhaps not well, is ‘dis-cased’ and needs attending to in order to give us clarity.

3- A healing environment where things can be brought into a state of balance is signified by a hospital.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: An injection may be an attempt to heal, or to make us better. We may feel that we need external help in order to function more successfully. It will depend on our attitude to conventional medicine whether this is seen as co-operation or resistance.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing an injury: a warning to be careful when dealing with people or instruments/tools. Here it is important which part of the body has been injured. See Body, Operation.

Depth Psychology: Somebody has hurt you (through an insult, unfairness, or disappointment), and you need to come to terms with it. Or was it you who injured someone? See Bandage, Pain, Wound.... Dreamers Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

A symbol of ability and cooperation of diverse interests, which points to intellectual energies.

To agree with others or with the different sides within yourself. Herd instincts, as in Uniform.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

My Dream Interpretation

If you dream of being pregnant and going into labor, this means that you will soon undergo an important life change.

The change will begin within you, but will probably require the cooperation of others to be completed. You may also be in the process of getting rid of your old habits and ways.... My Dream Interpretation

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Penis) To look at one’s sexual organs in a dream means profits, children, fame, carnal desires, want, family, strength, virility, conduct, or longevity.

If a man sees himself without a male organ in a dream, it means that he will lose a son who will either die or travel away from his father, and who will leave no tracks of his whereabouts. It also could mean that he will have no more children.

If a sick person sees himself without a male organ in a dream, it means that he will die from his illness. Ifhe is a king or a governor, it means that he will be deposed. Having two male organs in a dream means that one will beget two sons. Castration in a dream means that one will bear no more daughters.

If a pregnant woman sees herself having a male organ in a dream, it means that she will beget a son. Ifshe never had children before, it means that she is barren.

If one is circumcised in a dream, it means that he will fulfil his religious covenant, or pay a debt.

A pubic area which is excessively hairy in a dream represents an insolent person. Feeding one’s sexual organ in a dream means dying an ugly death.

If one’s male organ turns into a female organ in a dream, it means that he has lost his virility, or that he will become submissive. Ifone sees himselftouching his wife’s sexual organ which then turns into a male organ in a dream, it means that she may undergo an operation in relation to abnormal sexual trend.

A male organ in a dream also represents a craftsman’s tools. Playing with one’s male organ in a dream means that one does not shy from God’s presence and that of His angels, or that he has forgotten about proper conduct or common moral standards, or ifhe is a learned person, it means that he will forget what he has learned.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

If one could produce a graphic image of the whole of human nature, many different forms might be integrated within an overall shape, perhaps a circle or square. Also, if it were possible to have a visual presentation of a person’s inner world of mind, weaknesses, strengths, order, confusion and quality, each person would appear differently. Some would be internally jumbled, divided and ugly, others symmetrical, inte­grated and beautiful.

Because the unconscious produces dreams, and because dreams are imagery which give form to the otherwise abstract elements of internal human nature, there anse in some dreams shapes or patterns which depict an overall view of one s own inner condition. Carl Jung drew attention to the circle and square designs in some dreams, calling them man- dalas, and seeing them as representing the nucleus of the human identity. Although we are, in our everyday life, the magical and mysterious process of life, it is difficult for us actually to answer the question ‘Who am I?’ or ‘What am I?’ with any lasting conviction.

The mysterious essence of ourself is met in dreams as a circular or square object or design, as the sun, a flower, a square garden with a round pond in the middle, or a circle with a square or quartered design within it, a circle with a cross within, a revolving or flying cross-shaped object. Classi­cal symbols from all nations use this theme; and we can find it in the round table of King Arthur, in the centre of which the Holy Grail appeared; the healing sand paintings of the Na- vaho Indians, the zodiac; circle dances; stone circles; the Bud­dhist wheel of birth and death; and so on.

The circle usually symbolises a natural wholeness, our in­ner life as nature has shaped it.

The square shows wholeness we have helped shape by conscious cooperation with our m- neT world. There are two main reasons why one produces this theme in one’s dreams. It occurs in children or people meet­ing internal or external shocks, and produces a strengthening of the vulnerable identity in meeting the vaned influences they face. It arises in people who are meeting and integrating the wider life of their being existing beyond the boundaries of their usual interests, or what they allow themselves to experi­ence.

The contact with the self is then pan of an extending of awareness into what was dark or unknown, not only in our own unconscious, but in external life. In touching the nucleus of one’s being in this way, one becomes aware in some mea­sure of the infinite potential of one’s life. There is often an accompanying sense of existence in eternity and the many different mansions’ or dimensions of experience one has within the eternal. See the self under archetypes; shapes. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Being self responsible for state of mind; listen­ing to intuition and unconscious.

For people involved in any form of personal growth, they occasionally have a dream in which some form of instruction is given as an aid to their unfolding. Such dreams are worth following as the uncon­scious has the ability to sift and consider our collective experi­ence, and present what applies to our need.

Example: ‘While recovering from a major operation and experiencing enormous pain I dreamt my father—dead—ap­peared standing at the end of the bed, and he said in a very matter of fact voice, “Think of five pink bouquets.” My father would never have used those words, so the scene impressed itself on me. I therefore woke and tried to visualise the five bouquets. I managed to get three in a row, four, but I could not manage five until I had formed them into a diamond with one in the middle. When I achieved that my pain subsided, and did so each time I used the image—why I do not know’ (Ken S). Ken’s experience suggests a psychosomatic effect from his dream-proposed meditation. Such meditations often show ways to alter character attitudes or help find strength to make necessary changes in life. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreaming of holding an important position expresses the desire for achievement. Are you too ambitious—or should you be more ambitious? Rigidity, stubbornness, and social protocol. Cooperation, need to be more factual.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

The working relationship between the different aspects of oneself—mind, body, spirit; one’s sense of social cooperation or harmony in the cosmos. Conductor: the self; whatever is directing one s life. See music; musical instru­ments. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

The Language of Dreams

(see Authority Figures, Healing, Medicine, Operation)

If you have a tendency to always help others while neglecting your own needs, the physician in your dreams is the Super Ego counseling that to be a healer, you must first heal yourself.

A gentle nudge to seek medical evaluation or treatments for something you have either ignored or overlooked up until now.

The patient in this dream can represent a person or group with whom you need to patch things up. It may also be situational.... The Language of Dreams

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Depending upon feelings in dream, looking for cer­tainty in face of anxieties; seeking approval or authority for one’s desires; expression of pleasure and thanks; seeking co­operation of unconscious faculties to aid one’s everyday activi­ties; attempt to channel the forces of the unconscious. See dream as a spiritual guide. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Overcoat; Trench coat) In a dream, a raincoat means comfort, superiority, backing, cooperation and strength. As for a merchant, wearing a raincoat in a dream means prominence, distinction and fame in his field. Wearing a heavy raincoat in a dream means profits in one’s material and spiritual life. Wearing a cotton overcoat in a dream means lesser benefits. Wearing silk brocaded overcoat in a dream signifies attachment to one’s worldly gains and disregard for one’s religious and spiritual benefits. Being the only person who is wearing an overcoat or a raincoat in a dream means becoming poor and mixing with good people by displaying praiseworthy qualities. (See Overcoat)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

The word scapegoat actually comes from the sacrificing of a goat to appease the gods, and in dreams this symbol can be highly relevant.

If in our dream we are the scapegoat for someone else’s action then we are being turned into a victim. Other people maybe trying to make us pay for their misdcmcanours.

If we are making another person a scapegoat then this indicates a blame shift, and that we are not taking responsibility for our own actions.

Often in families and teams one member takes the brunt of all the projections from the rest of the family or group. He (or she) is continually belittled or laughed at. and can be blamed for all sorts of things which are not their fault. They become the scapegoat. In dreams, however, there is recognition that there is an aspect of cooperation and collaboration in the dreamer. We need to do something to redress the balance, and often the solution can only come from us.

3- This represents the sacrificial victim, dying that others might live.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

The Complete Dream Book

Your lover will fear you if you dream of watching the operations in a slaughterhouse. This is a warning to those who are Inclined to be overbearing.... The Complete Dream Book

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are playing a sport, represents the learning of rules, talents and the achieving of your goals. It also highlights the importance of cooperation, harmony, and teamwork.

To dream that you are watching a sports competition, represents two opposing viewpoints or conflicting opinions. Also see “Athlete”.... My Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Our involvement in the exterior world of change, opposites, and needs which require expenditure of effort, our ‘standing’ in society, what one ‘stands1 for, being active, con­frontation; cooperation with others. Idioms: know where one stands; left standing, make a stand against; stand alone; stand aside; stand by, stand conected; stand down; stand firm, stand in someone’s way; stand up for, stand up to; stand one’s ground; stand on ceremony or dignity. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

To dream of sterilising something suggests a need for cleansing at a deep level. We wish to get rid of hurts or traumas and are prepared to put in the efTort to do so. ‘Sterilising’ a situation maybe taking the emotion out of it.

For a woman to dream of being sterilised, either by an operation or otherwise, may be connecting with her feeling of powcrlessness as a woman. In a man’s dream sterilisation may- suggest sexual dissatisfactions or doubts about his self-image.

3- Sterilisation in a spiritual sense is ambivalent. It can either suggest cleanliness of spirit, or an aspect of the Self which is unable to grow.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: For a woman to dream of being sterilized, either by an operation or otherwise, may be connecting with her feeling of powerlessness. In a man’s dream sterilization may suggest sexual dissatisfactions or doubts about his self-image. You might also like to consult the entries for abduct, alien / alienated and operation.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a bee or insect sting signify that you are processing hurt feelings made by an injurious comment, remark or criticism. Also, dreams of a bee sting can represent pregnancy and fertility.

If you dream of a sting operation, then you are venting out your fear of having your secret discovered. See Splinter.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Surgery in a dream represents the real limb which is operated on in one’s dream.

If a young man or a young woman see themselves having an operation where their chest is opened, or having an open heart surgery for example in a dream, it means that they are in love. As for elderly people, it means distress. Having a minor surgery on the thumb in a dream means signing a loan. (Also see Body’; Chest)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Operation

1- To find ourselves in a surgery in dreams would indicate that we should be looking at our health and health matters.

2- Surgery indicates a fairly violent intrusion in our lives which may be necessary. Dreaming of having surgery performed on us shows we need to accustom ourselves to changes which may initially be difficult, but ultimately arc healing.

3- Spiritually, the dreamer may feci that he has too much to deal with or that something needs altering.

A dream about surgery can often indicate this.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream that you or someone else is undergoing surgery suggests that some aspect of your life - a person, issue, or situation - needs to be removed. It is influencing you negatively. Perhaps someone in power is trying to persuade you to do something you are uncomfortable with. Alternatively, you are feeling the influence of some authority figure. This dream may also be incorporating your anxieties regarding a scheduled operation or your general well-being.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Strangest Dream Explanations

See Operation and Breakdown/Breakthrough Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations

My Dream Interpretation

Watching traffic in a dream suggests that you are trying to solve a problem alone - but you should request help or cooperation from others.

If you dream of driving through traffic successfully, this forecasts an easing of family difficulties. Dreaming of a traffic jam predicts obstacles that will require long and patient effort to overcome. Also see “Traffic Light”, below.... My Dream Interpretation

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of underground signify your awareness of your deeper feelings, creativity, and intuition. This dream can also reveal your need to take a break, hide out, and heal.

If something takes place underground, such as an ‘underground operation’ then this signifies secretive feelings and motives that you are ashamed of, or that have yet to be embraced by the light of your being. See Goddess Persephone and Subway.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Mystic Dream Book

Successful business operations and affection rewarded.... Mystic Dream Book

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: When we become aware that something is expected from us, and other people are waiting for appropriate action, we may need to consider our own leadership qualities in waking life. When we dream of waiting lists such as that for operations we become aware that we must wait our turn, though not necessarily over a health issue. We perhaps feel that we are not sufficiently important.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Manager; Rich man; Treasurer) A water mill in a dream represents a person who handles large amounts of cash, or who is an extremely wealthy person. Ifone seeks him, his needs will be satisfied and he will not return empty handed. Ifone sees a water mill in operation in a dream, it means coming profits, or benefits for one’s life and his family through the person operating it.

A water mill in a dream also represents one’s helpers, clan, easing of one’s difficulties, 470 or it could mean rain. (Also see Hand mill)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To see a windmill in operation in your dreams, foretells abundant accumulation of fortune and marked contentment To see one broken or idle, signifies adversity coming unawares. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

The Complete Dream Book

If the mill is in operation you will make a small profit from your next business venture.... The Complete Dream Book