Intuition; unconscious hopes or desires; attempt to manipulate. See ESP in dreams.
An oracle is a divine pronouncement and, therefore, suggests hidden knowledge. Prediction and foretelling both work on the assumption that the person concerned has received knowledge prior to the event.
Psychological / emotional perspective: The need to know is very strong and the assumption is that an oracle – in this case an actual person – has more information than we do. Often that information has to be unscrambled, since particularly in dreams, it is presented in odd ways. Sometimes it cannot be made sense of until such time as we have considered it in waking life, taking into consideration our own personal circumstances.
Material aspects: Most of us like to know what is going to happen to us and also like to be told what to do, so dreaming of an oracle links us with that part of ourselves that knows what our next moves are. Often an oracle can appear as a person, for instance as a goddess or wise old man, or we can dream that we are using one of the many systems of prediction that are available in everyday life.
To dream of an oracle is cause for celebration and/or relief as you may be about to experience the answer to a long-held question. Someone may be about to enter your life with some important and sought-after information. Keep your eyes and ears open as this could be a very exciting moment in your life.
I Most of us like to know what is going to happen to us and also like to be told what to do, so dreaming of an oracle links us with that part of ourselves which knows what our next moves are. Often an oracle can appear as a person, for instance as a goddess or wise old man, or we can dream that we are using one of the many systems of prediction which are available in everyday life.
2- The need to know is very strong and the assumption is that an oracle has more information than we do. Often that information has to be unscrambled, since it is presented in odd ways and sometimes it cannot be made sense of until such time as we have considered it in waking life.
3- Prediction and Hidden Knowledge.
Initials for peoples’ names with whom you’ve had recent important
According to ancient dream oracles, a portent of the initials for future friends, lovers, or meaningful acquaintances. Look to the rest of the dream for more clarification on which outcome best applies.
Abbreviations for a well-known, easily recognized organization that has some symbolic import to your current situation.
For example, the AMA (American Medical Association) might relate directly to your health, and possibly the need to seek a physician’s advice.
A series of letters that acronymically relate to a well-known phrase or aphorism. While instances of this experience are less common, the subconscious sometimes reduces information into brief formats, akin to a mental shorthand. Even in this format, however, the dreamer usually recognizes the symbolic phrase quickly. One good example here would be the well-known “TGIF” as an abbreviation of “Thank God It’s Friday,” symbolizing some type of relief or jubilation.... The Language of Dreams
Irritating situations in which the tension is nearly audible. Amber has a natural ability to pick up static when rubbed.
Health concerns. Because of its capacity to trap insects and plant life, the ancients believed this stone could likewise entrap sickness. Look to see what the amber contains for more symbolism.
An alternative solar emblem, believed by the Greeks to have been formed in the setting sun’s tears.
An alternative fire emblem. Germans called this a burning stone because it catches fire (like any resin).
In dream oracles, an omen of forthcoming voyages.
Feeling cornered or captured by circumstances over which you have no control, like the insect in amber resin.... The Language of Dreams
Maintaining control over yourself and your situation. In the Middle Ages, this stone got the reputation of keeping people from getting drunk because whole goblets were formed from it. When filled with any substance, the effect was like looking at wine.
Religious authority in a specific area of belief. This stone appears in both bishops’ and cardinals’ rings.
Psychic energy and prophetic dreams. Pay particular attention to anything “futuristic” about this dream’s story line.
In dream oracles, an emblem that assures safety from harm, or possibly a turn of events for the better.... The Language of Dreams
Meats, in general, indicate prosperity. In earlier times, meat was an expensive commodity, so anyone who ate it regularly was believed to be wealthy.
Possibly providing for one’s family and needs (e.g., “bringing home the bacon”). Along the same lines, dreaming of curing bacon may represent carefully saving for the proverbial rainy day
Rancid bacon is considered a negative omen in dream oracles, foretelling ill motivations, bad luck, or financial problems.... The Language of Dreams
Depending on your feelings during this dream, standing alone on a balcony can be an alternative type of desertion dream.
Because of the height and perspective offered, potentially a type of ascension, moan- tain, or stair dream in which you have already reached the precipice.
Due to its location, this may be an emblem of the mind or head, so check the balcony’s condition for more meaning.... The Language of Dreams
If one is in business, there is information in one’s own memory, along with considered projects, questions about problem areas, which have never been put on an electronic computer. And there is no computer program outside our own mind which can handle and manipulate all the variables, the integrating of different information sources—written words, feeling hunches, spoken information, personal observation and experience—and then sift, explore different combinations, and reach into pure creativity by leaping into the new.
Dreams should not be seen as oracles, but if we take their information into account along with our other sources, we find them a real addition to our business equipment. See creativity and problem solving in dreams. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Because of its red color, this is an alternative blood emblem.
Among Moslems, a symbol of perfect happiness, effective speech and depression’s abatement.
In ancient Greece, this represented having one’s wishes satisfied. Arabian: Take care, someone is trying to trick or deceive you.
In dream oracles, this stone warns of forthcoming misfortunes for which you should begin to prepare.... The Language of Dreams
Mediterranean: Safeguarding your children. Note that this “baby” can be anything to which you creatively give birth, like a piece of art.
If washed to shore in the dream, this represents a treasure from the Mother Goddess of the sea. Look at its color and shape and other elements in the dream for more insight as to Her message.
In dream oracles, coral predicts recovery from sickness or a loss.... The Language of Dreams
Folkjoric: Hospitality. It was once believed that rubbing your body with the. juice of a dandelion would ensure your welcome anywhere.
Victorian: In the language of flowers, this blossom represents ancient oracles and messages. Review the missives you’ve received lately. They may have greater meaning than you suspected.
Male fertility. Tlie white juice of this plant was often used to represent abundant semen.
The amazing potential in simplicity. This pesky weed has a variety of uses, including salads from the leaves, coffee from the roots, and wine from the flowers!... The Language of Dreams
For the somnium dreams Anemidorus gave a dream dictionary.
For example, he said abyss meant an impending danger, a dream of warning, and to see a candle being lighted forecasts a binh, to exhibit a lighted candle augers contentment and prosperity, a dimly burning candle shows sickness, sadness and delay. This last interpretation is taken from folklore of the times and, because dreams tend to use commonly used verbal images, was probably true. He maintained that a person’s name—that is their identity, and the family, national and social background from which they arose—has a bearing on what their dream means.
Plato (429-347 bc) said that even good men dream of uncontrolled and violent actions, including sexual aggression. These actions are not committed by good men while awake, but criminals act them out without guilt. Democritus said that dreams are not products of an ethereal soul, but of visual impressions which influence our imagination. Aristotle (383— 322 bc) stated that dreams can predict future events. Earlier Hippocrates, the ‘father of medicine’, discovered that dreams can reveal the onset of organic illness. Such dreams, he said, can be seen as illogically representing external reality.
Hippocrates was born on the island of Kos. On the island was the famous temple dedicated to Aesculapius, the god of medicine. There were about 300 such temples in Greece alone, dedicated to healing through the use of dreams. Hippocrates was an Aesculapian, and learnt his form of dream interpretation from them. In such temples the patient would ritually have to cleanse themselves by washing, and abstain from sex, alcohol and even food. They would then be led into what was sometimes a subterranean room with harmless snakes in—these were the symbol of the god. In the morning the patients were asked their dream, and it was expected they would dream an answer to their illness or problem. There are many attestations to the efficacy of this technique from patients. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Emotional, mental, spiritual, or physical transitions.
Protection and safety.
The pentacle of the Knights Templar is illustrated as a five-pointed star. This was used regularly to shield people from the evil eye or malicious magic.
Ancient Roman: An emblem of love and commitment.
The Roman marriage rituals featured five burning candles throughout the ceremony.
Islamic: The number of sacred tasks: regular cleansing, offerings, fasting, prayers, and taking a pilgrimage.
In some dream oracles, this number portends the restlessness that accompanies change. Listen to your inner voice, and let it steer you in the right direction.... The Language of Dreams
The key also represents the penis and sexual intercourse. Consider the purpose of this key.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The Maya also represents this world we live in as a vast dream, even when we are awake, we are continuously dreaming. Dreaming of the Maya represents your desire to awaken from the mass hypnotism of this world to the truth of oneness and heaven on earth.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The contradiction of blossom and thorn.
The rose plays the same role in the West that the lotus plays in the Orient. Both blossom, producing many thousands of petals, and represent the highest stage of consciousness.
The rose is often a symbol of the self. As a well-known symbol of love, it points to the dreamer’s feeling of security and suggests that he should be more open to love.
The Greek word rodor for rose came from the ancient Greek word for “flowing,” which may have been coined to convey the flow of fragrance from this flower. But this never-ending flow of fragrance from the rose also shortens its life, causing it to wilt rapidly. Because this magnificently flowering, fragrant blossom wilts so fast, it is also considered a symbol of death.
The rose also points to the world beyond, which is the reason that the Catacombs in Rome are decorated with garlands of roses.
The rose also is the harbinger of death in the Oraclesy and it is reported that a few days before their death, bishops would find a white rose on their chair.
The belief in the death-announcing rose has influenced customs in England and Germany, where people have been reluctant to bring roses to a sick person. And if a rose bush produced a green rose—that is, when the petals turned green—as English folklore had it, a family member would die.
It is not only in England that the rose is connected with death. As far back as ancient Rome, every year a festival of the roses was celebrated where the dead were honored. Graves were decorated with wreaths made from roses.
Since time immemorial, what happens in the presence of the rose is not talked about. In antiquity, when a rose was suspended above the table, the meal was taken “sub rosa,” as it was called then, which means that absolutely nothing from the conversation was repeated after the meal.
The early Christians took up this symbolic tradition: the presence of a rose indicated that silence was to be observed when heathens were among them.
The rose as the symbol for silence continued into the 18th century, when, for instance, wooden roses were carved into the woodwork of the confessional and roses were also included in the stucco of the halls of the court.
The rose, like the lotus, is considered the perfect flower, which is one of the reasons why the Christian Church declared it to be the image of wisdom. This was instrumental in the rose becoming a symbol of Christ. Mary is also depicted as a rose, but a rose without thorns, because in Christian symbolism the thorns of the rose indicate sin, and Mary was free of sin.
The rose has something very mystical about it. Praying the rosary is considered meditation.
The Sufis pray with a drop of rose fragrance dabbed on the area of the “third eye,” because it is said that the rose cleanses and strengthens the spirit. In ancient Greece a wreath of roses was already thought to strengthen the mind.
The Roman Emperor wore a wreath of roses for the same reason. Romans wore wreaths made from roses during decadent outdoor feasts, because they hoped the roses would minimize the effects of too much drinking.
The rose as the image of a clear mind was also known to the alchemists, who connected the rose to the idea of deliverance. In Dante’s Paradiso the small group of saved sinners is pictured in the form of a white rose above which angels circle like bees. That the way to salvation is possible only through love is perhaps the most important lesson of the rose, the flower originally dedicated to Aphrodite, goddess of love. But that the rose also symbolizes flesh and blood is seen in the fact that Dionysus also claimed the rose to be his.
Time and again we hear about a rose bush that never stops blooming; about rose branches in a vase that for 70 years produced white blossoms; and about how the food for the poor that, in the basket of saints, is transformed into roses.
For those interested in the magic of the rose, we might also mention the Pentagram of the Rose.
If you connect the center of each petal with the center of the petal that comes after the next, you will form a pentagram, the foot of the Druids, the old magic figure that Faust wanted to use to overcome Satan.
The Greeks considered the long-lived, five-leaved rose bush, with the imprint of a pentagram, to be the symbol of the cycle of the Cosmos, which, according to Aristotle, is determined by the five elements (fire, water, earth, air, and ether). Also, the Rosicrucians see the rose as a symbol of hidden wisdom, using it as a symbol in their cross.
The color of the rose is also important.
A wilted rose is a sign of a relationship gone bad. According to Jung, the rose is always the symbol for wholeness, representing, in the form of the mandala, a symbol for the order of the world.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Not being completely truthful with yourself or others (e.g., “putting up a smoke screen”) in order to avoid an issue.
If you see yourself or someone else smoking a cigarette, this may be an oral fixation, or a symbolic substitution for other desires.
What feelings are you allowing to fester inside? Where there’s smoke, there’s fire, and something is definitely burning!
A type of message or oracle.
The Native Americans sent smoke signals to communicate with one another, and many ancient civilizations used the smoke from sacrificial fires for divination. In this case, see if images appear in the smoke, and watch its direction of movement for more interpretive material.
Smoking a pipe is indicative of peace, and the sealing of a bond, especially if the pipe is offered to someone else, or shared around a group.... The Language of Dreams