opium

See “drugs”

Vision: Smoking opium: your ideas about life are quite unrealistic; such self-deception has dangerous consequences. Watching others smoke opium: you are hanging out with dubious, reckless characters. Walking into an opium den: you will become involved in a very risk)’ project or adventure.

Depth Psychology: The use of opium always indicates a “flight from reality.” Or it might be that you’re trying to hide your mistakes and weaknesses behind unrealistic ideals. Neither possibility will get you very far; they will only weaken your character. See Smoking.

(See Intoxicants)

Worries, bad news from the sea or serious illness of someone dear to you is portended by this dream.

1. Recognition of bad habits blocking the way to progress and success.

2. Need to escape from problems and reality.

To dream of opium, signifies strangers will obstruct your chances of improving your fortune, by sly and seductive means.

You are likely to get into shameful difficulties with a member of the opposite sex if you dream of smoking opium.



Opium | Dream Meanings

Keywords of this dream: Opium

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Opium. Murky, foggy; a message to be more awake, more clear, and more focused.

ASTROLOGY: Symbol for Neptune.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: ‘1 dream insects are dropping either on me from the ceiling of our bedroom, or crawling over my pillow. My long-suffering husband is always woken when I sit bolt upright in bed, my eyes wide open and my arm pointing at the ceiling. I try to brush them off. I can still see them—spiders or woodlice. I am now well aware it is a dream. But no matter how hard I stare the insects are there in perfect detail. I am not frightened, but wish it would go away’ (Sue D). Sue’s dream only became a hallucination when she opened her eyes and continued to see the insects in per­fect clarity.

A hallucination can be experienced through any of the senses singly, or all of them together. So one might have a hallucinatory smell or sound.

To understand hallucinations, which are quite common without any use of drugs such as alcohol, LSD or cannabis, one must remember that everyone has the natural ability to produce such images. One of the definitions of a dream according to Freud is its hallucinatory quality. While asleep we can create full sensory, vocal, motor and emotional expenence in our dream. While dreaming we usually accept what we experience as real.

A hallucination is an experience of the function which produces dreams’ occur­ring while we have our eyes open.

The voices heard, people seen, smells smelt, although appearing to be outside us, are no more exterior than the things and images of our dreams. With this information one can understand that much classed as psychic phenomena and religious experience is an encoun­ter with the dream process. That does not, of course, deny its imponance.

There are probably many reasons why Sue should experi­ence a hallucination and her husband not. One might be that powerful drives and emotions might be pushing for attention in her life. Some of the primary drives are the reproductive drive, urge towards independence, pressure to meet uncon­scious emotions and past trauma and fears, any of which, in order to achieve their ends, can produce hallucinations.

A hallucination is therefore not an ‘illusion’ but a means of giving information from deeper levels of self. Given such names as mediumship or mystical insight, in some cultures or individuals the ability to hallucinate is often rewarded so­cially.

Drugs such as LSD, cannabis, psilocybin, mescaline, pey- ote and opium can produce hallucinations. This is sometimes because they allow the dream process to break through into consciousness with less intervention.

If this occurs without warning it can be very disturbing.

The very real dangers are that unconscious content, which in ordinary dreaming breaks through a threshold in a regu­lated way, emerges with little regulation. Fears, paranoid feel­ings, past traumas, can emerge into the consciousness of an individual who has no skill in handling such dangerous forces. Because the propensity of the unconscious is to create images, an area of emotion might emerge in an image such as the devil. Such images, and the power they contain, not being integrated in a proper therapeutic setting, may haunt the indi­vidual, perhaps for years. Even at a much milder level, ele­ments of the unconscious will emerge and disrupt the person’s ability to appraise reality and make judgments. Un­acknowledged fears may lead the drug user to rationalise their reasons for avoiding social activity or the world of work. See ESP and dreams; dead lover in husband under family. See also out of body experience.... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Alcohol;Beer; Brewery; Cocaine; Drugs; Hashish; Injection; Inebriant; Marijuana; Opium; Sedatives; Spirits; Wine) In a dream, all intoxicants signify suspicions, apprehension and doubt about one’s resources, or the lawfulness of his earnings, the legitimacy of his children, or the religious legality of his marriage. Drinking alcohol in a dream means losing a fight. Using drugs or intoxicants in a contemptible way in a dream signifies apostasy, loss of honor, negation of the truth, corruption of one’s wife, or it could mean profanity. This is because the raw material and herbs used in the preparation of such drugs and herbs are sacred in their intrinsic state. Once mixed and taken to induce inebriety in a dream, they will produce the reverse effects. (Also see Drunkenness; Marijuana)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

The Fabric of Dream

A dream denoting illness to the sleeper or tidings of illness to loved ones (Gypsy). An interpretation evidently derived from the use of the poppy in the manufacture of opium, rather than from the symbolism of the blossoms.... The Fabric of Dream

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Flowers

1- flic poppy can appear in dreams as either a symbol of sacrilice - the remembrance poppy or as one of idleness and oblivion - the opium poppy.

2- On a psychological level both significances can be united. We need to ‘remember to forget.’ By learning to forget past difficulties we give ourselves the opportunity to move on with clarity.

3- The poppy symbolises forgetful- ness. In spiritual terms the soul must forget all it knows in order to reincarnate and rediscover its own awareness.

The Great Mother as the Goddess was, and is, responsible for that forgetting hence the poppy signifies the Great Mother.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary