Quite | Dream Interpretation

Keywords of this dream: Quite

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TEETH

My most popular requests for dream interpretation are by far, dreams about teeth falling out. Apparently this is quite disturbing to people who have this dream...they simply MUST know what it means! In my experience, a dream about one’s teeth falling out usually symbolizes that the dreamer is having a challenge getting their voice heard, or feelings acknowledged. This may be referring to their conversations with a particular person such as their significant other, boss or friend; or can be generalized for people who are shy; to include almost everyone they come in contact with. The dreamer needs to brush up on conversational skills, believe in the value of their own opinion, learn how to be less intimidated by aggressive people, and become more assertive in making their voice heard. Once they do that, this dream (which is a common recurring dream) should evolve, show improvement or disappear altogether.


PEOPLE

Every person that appears in a dream is supposed to represent an aspect of One’s Self, and not actually be about that other person at all. Rather, it is a quality or characteristic about that person that your dream is focusing on, and how it applies to YOU.

Try to think about what aspect(s) this could be. It can be something you admire and wish to follow or incorporate into your own personality. It could be a more negative characteristic that you may dislike intensely in your waking life, but which is telling you something about yourself and your beliefs, judgments or attitude. It could be a call to alter your thinking in some manner, in order to be more open-minded and accepting of this aspect in others and your own personality, because it is hampering your spiritual growth & making life harder for yourself. The other person in your dream is always mirroring something back to you about YOURSELF.

Try to discover what that something is, and go from there. Once you get it through your head that the other person’s appearance in your dream is NOT about them, but really about YOU, then you will be much more successful interpreting your own dreams. This takes constant reinforcing - I still find myself wanting to think it’s about that other person instead of me.

FLYING

usually represents freedom from the physical body, as we experience in sleep & while dreaming where we don’t use our physical bodies but instead use our mental & spiritual bodies to experience our dreams. Everybody seems to have a natural inclination to want to fly, unless that is changed by a fear of flying due to a frightening incident in his or her waking lives. Flying = freedom. This could mean a desire for freedom, an “escape” from restraints in your physical life (like a mini-vacation for the mind) or any number of possibilities. Tie it in with the context of your dream...what were you doing in your dream besides flying? How did it make you feel? Also, the type of flying I’m referring to here is the person flying on their own without an airplane or any aircraft at all. Airplanes & other aircraft are different symbols dealing with spiritual awareness, among other things.


SCHOOL

This type of dream relates to your current “lesson in life,” and if you learn how to interpret it, you’ll find out how you are progressing...yes, folks, you’re still taking tests and getting graded! Our “true selves” are our souls, and not our physical bodies. You are a spirit / soul having a physical dream, not the other way around. Ever feel like your life is like a play, and you are acting out some role that you don’t even understand, even surprising yourself with your actions sometimes? Bingo! When we sleep, that proverbial “Veil of Forgetfulness” that prevents us from “cheating on the test” is lifted, and we are shown what type of progress we are making (or, GULP, not making) and given guidance on what to do next. We always have free will in our waking physical lives, though. If we stubbornly refuse to finish our tests, then we have that right - but we are doomed to repeat it until we pass it. And each time we turn away from the test, the next time it will be more unpleasant until finally we are forced to acknowledge it’s importance for our growth. The things we consider vitally important in our waking physical lives are not nearly as important as the TRUE reason we are here, which is to overcome our shortcomings so that we may get closer to our Source / God / Higher Power. To avoid learning the lesson is like forcing your soul to a fate similar to the mythical Greek god named Sisyphus who was doomed to keep rolling a boulder uphill for eternity, only to watch it roll back down & have to repeat the same tedious hard chore again & again. That sounds like school to me! So pay attention to the messages in dreams about schools, and you may advance faster. Do you really want to repeat kindergarten again?


CAR or VEHICLE

This is supposed to symbolize you in your waking life, in your physical body. Your physical body is used by the soul pretty much like we use a car...it’s driven for awhile and we give it gas / nourishment & repairs as needed until it stops running, and then we go back home. Pay attention to your car, which symbolizes your physical body. Are you behind the wheel, or is someone else in control? You want to be in charge of your life, naturally. What is the color & condition of this vehicle? Do you seem to be driving it the right way, on a safe road in good condition, or is the road rocky, winding, or suddenly ends at a cliff? That would signal that you need redirection. The bigger the vehicle, the more energy you may be successfully using for your daily lessons, depending on the context of your dream. Note all clues as to how you are faring, and make adjustments accordingly.


HOUSE

You drive a car, but typically you LIVE in a house/apartment. Dreams about a house symbolize a larger aspect of your Self, and the aspects of self, which make us whole. Each room is said to symbolize a different aspect of your Self, for example:

An Attic symbolizes your Higher Self, and your spiritual development & progress. Look at other symbols in the attic of your dream, and try to evaluate what they mean. Also pay attention to the feeling(s) you experience in your dream...is it serious, enlightening or what, exactly? All these things are clues for you.

A Bathroom would symbolize the need for cleansing / purging / elimination of something in your life that isn’t quite working, or that has served it’s purpose and now it’s time to move on.


A Kitchen would symbolize the need or act of supplying nourishment or food for the body / mind / soul...whatever is currently “cooking” or developing in your life. If the food is plentiful, you have what you need. If the cupboard is bare, time to go shopping for new nourishment, and you need to figure out what is needed for that “shopping list.”

A Dining Room is similar to the kitchen, but has more to do with immediate needs for supplying & utilizing nourishment, and less with the preparation or taking stock of those needs.

The Main Room or Living Room symbolizes your daily interactions with others, and often you will have other people appearing in your dreams in this room. Remember, they represent aspects of YOUR Self, and not themselves.

(See PEOPLE, above)

Bedrooms symbolize the unconscious mind aspect of your self, rest, dreams, sometimes and sexuality issues in your life.

The Upstairs symbolizes your spiritual awareness aspect of self, or the Higher Self that holds all the keys or knowledge to this life’s role you are acting out, and always has your higher good looked after, no matter how it might seem otherwise.

The Downstairs / Basement symbolizes your subconscious mind / aspect of self, which deals with habits, old coping skills, self-regulation, ego.

That’s usually the part of our Selves that makes us feel “torn” between knowing we should do one thing, and inexplicably ending up doing the opposite. (Don’t you HATE that?)

Old belief patterns & fears have to be corrected, if that is the case. Tackle & overcome it, and you will feel much more peaceful about your life.

The Ground Floor of a house represents your daily agenda; what’s currently going on in your life.

Revisiting Old Houses from Childhood or Earlier Times: this points to issues that probably are resurfacing in your current life, and need to be looked at, analyzed, and healed so you can move forward and not backward.

If you find yourself repeating the same old tired mistakes, or dealing with the same old tired fears, chances are you will have this dream.

A Hallway symbolizes that you have reached an area that is necessary to journey through in order to get to the other side, and it may be a narrow path that has to be traversed with care and awareness.

If you have that “closed in, claustrophobic feeling” then you need to expand your awareness/open your mind to more possibilities for completing this phase of your journey.

TORNADO

This symbol points to emotional turmoil, as in a “whirlwind of emotions”; and / or rapid or sudden changes in your life. It is a sign to “get a grip” on what is possibly spinning out of control & deal more effectively with your emotions. Meditation and finding some private “thinking time” for yourself might be a good idea.


COLORS

Pink:

the color of love in all its forms. Often used to show healing through love.

Red:

passion or anger.

Black:

the unconscious mind; void; death of the old.

Grey:

fear or confusion. White: truth, “coming clean,” purity; can also be symbolic of death & new beginnings.

Green:

healing, growth, newness.

Blue:

spirituality; could be a metaphor for “being blue” (look at context of dream).

Yellow:

peacefulness, hope (as in “sunny disposition”); could be a cowardice metaphor.


NUMBERS

I am not a numerologist, but I will put a few basic numbers here

One:

unity, completeness.

Two:

balance of yin-yang principles, or male / female energies-either it’s needed or it’s achieved.

Three:

(common dream symbol) the trinity of the Father, Son & Holy Spirit, and the 3 principles uniting in harmony, as in body-mind-spirit harmony. This dream has an important spiritual message for you - pay attention!

Five:

changes!


BABY or PREGNANCY

Newness or creation in your life, a new aspect of self is being formed and coming into being!... DreamPedia

DreamPedia

Partial excerpt from “Dream Language” by Jim & Michal Ann Goll Various ministries and organizations have logged literally thousands of dreams and therefore have been able to decipher the most common dreams that people have.

The following is not a comprehensive list and they are not listed in any particular order, but they are 20 of the most common dreams that people experience.


Dreams of Your House

This one would easily rank in the top five most common dreams. The house normally represents your life, and the circumstances taking place in the house reflect the specific activities in your life. These dreams may also reflect the church as well.

Individual rooms of the house may represent specific things. For instance, if the bedroom appears, the dream may have something to do with issues of intimacy.

The bathroom may represent a need for cleansing. The family room may be a clue that God wants to work on family relationships and so on.


Dreams of Going to School

These dreams often center on taking of tests. The tests may be for the purpose of promotion. Or you might find yourself searching for your next class-an indication that guidance is needed or a graduation has just occurred. You might be repeating a class you took before, possibly meaning that you have an opportunity to learn from past failures. High School dreams may be a sign that you are enrolled in the School of the Holy Spirit (H.S. = High School = Holy Spirit). There are limitless possibilities.

These are just a few examples. Interesting enough, the Teacher is always silent when giving a test!


Dreams of Various Vehicles

These may indicate the calling you have on your life, the vehicle of purpose that will carry you from one point to another. Cars, planes, buses, etc., may be symbols of the type or even the size of the ministry you are or will be engaged in. That’s why there are different kinds of vehicles. Note the color of the vehicle. If it is a car, what is the make and model? Observe who is driving it. Are you driving or is someone else driving? If someone else is driving, who is it? Do you know the person? Is it a person from your past? If the driver is faceless, this may refer to a person who will appear sometime in your future or that the Holy Spirit Himself is your driving guide.


Dreams Concerning Storms

Storm dreams tend to be intercessory, spiritual warfare-type dreams. They are particularly common for people who have a calling or gift in the area of discerning of spirits. These dreams often hint of things that are on the horizon –both dark, negative storms of demonic attack for the purpose of prayer, intercession, and spiritual warfare, as well as showers of blessing that are imminent. What kind of storm is it? Are there tornadoes involved? What color are they. Tornadoes can indicate change that is coming good or bad. Also tornadoes can indicate great destruction.


Dreams of Flying or Soaring

Flying dreams deal with your spiritual capacity to rise above problems and difficulties and to soar into the heavenlies. These are some of the most inspirational and encouraging in tone of all dreams. When awakening from a dram where you fly or soar, you often wake up feeling exhilarated –even inebriated- in the Spirit.

Ascending-type dreams are more unusual yet edifying. Remember, we are seated with Christ Jesus in heavenly places far above all principalities and powers.


Dreams of Being Naked or Exposed

These dreams indicate that you will be or are becoming transparent and vulnerable.

Depending on your particular situation, this may be exhilarating or fearful and could reveal feelings of shame. Note: these dreams are not meant to produce embarrassment but rather draw you into greater intimacy with the Lord and indicate places where greater transparency is required. These types of dreams often appear during times of transition where you are being dismantled in order to be re-mantled.


Dreams of Condition of Your Teeth

Often, these dreams reveal the need for wisdom. Are your teeth loose, rotten, falling out, or are they bright and shiny? Do you have a good bite? Are you able to chew your cud? Teeth represent wisdom, and often teeth appear to loose in a dream.

What does that mean? It may mean that you need a wisdom application for something you are about to bit off. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.


Dreams of Past Relationships

This kind of dream may indicate that you are being tempted to fall back into old patterns and ways of thinking. Depending upon who the person is in the dream, and what this person represents to you, these dreams might also be an indication of your need to renew your former desires and godly passions for good things in life.

Seeing a person from your past does not usually mean that you will literally renew your old relationship with that individual. Look more for what that person represents in your life – for good or bad. A person who was bad in your life may represent God’s warning to you not to relapse into old habits and mind-sets that were not profitable. On the other hand, a person who was good in your life may represent God’s desire or intention to restore good times that you thought were gone.


Dreams of Dying

These dreams are not normally about the person seen in the dream in a literal sense, but are symbolic about something that is passing away or departing from your life. The type of death may be important to note. Watch, though, to see if resurrection is on the other side.


Dreams of Birth

Normally these dreams are not about an actual childbirth but rather about new seasons of purpose and destiny coming forth into your life. If a name is given to the child, pay close attention because that usually indicates that a new season in the purposes of God is being birthed. There are, of course, exceptions to this where an actual pregnancy and birth is going to take place.


Dreams of Taking a Shower

These are cleansing-type dreams (toilets, showers, bathtubs, etc) revealing things that are in the process of being flushed out of your life, cleansed and flushed away. These are good dreams by the way. Enjoy the showers of God’s love and mercy and get cleansed from the dirt of the world and its ways. Apply the blood of Jesus and get ready for a new day!


Dreams of Falling

These dreams may reveal a fear you have of losing control of some area of your life or, on the positive side, that you are actually becoming free of directing your own life.

What a substance you fall into in the dream is a major key to proper understanding. The outstanding primary emotions in these dreams will indicate which way to interpret them. Falling can be fearful, but it can also represent falling into the ocean of God’s love.


Dreams of Chasing and Being Chased

Chasing dreams often reveal enemies that are at work, coming against your life and purpose. On the opposite side, they may indicate the passionate pursuit of God in your life, and you towards Him. Are you being chased? By whom? What emotions do you feel? Are you afraid of being caught? Or maybe you are the one doing the chasing. Who are you chasing? Why? Again, what emotions do you feel during the chase? The answers to these questions and, particularly, the dominant emotions in the dream, will often help determine the direction of its interpretation. Often the Lord appears in various forms, motioning to us, saying, “Catch Me if you can!”


Dreams of Relatives, Alive and Dead

Most likely, these dreams indicate generational issues at work in your life –both blessings and curses. You will need discernment as to whether to accept the blessing or cut off the darkness. This is particularly true if grandparents appear in your dreams, as they will typically indicate generational issues.


Dreams Called Nightmares

Nightmares tend to be more frequent with children and new believers in Christ, just as calling dreams do. They may reveal generational enemies at work that need to be cut off. Stand against the enemies of fear. Call forth the opposite presence of the amazing love of God, which casts out fear, the fear has torment!


Dreams of Snakes

The snake dream is probably one of the most common of all the categories of animal dreams. These dreams reveal the serpent – the devil with his demonic hosts- at work through accusation, lying, attacks, etc. Other common dreams of this nature include dreams of spiders, bears, and even alligators. Spiders and bears are two other major animals that appear in dreams that show fear. The spider in particular, releasing its deadly poison, is often a symbol of witchcraft and the occult.


Dreams of Dogs and Cats

After snakes, the most common animal to appear in dreams is the dog. A dog in your dream usually indicates friendship, loyalty, protection, and good feelings. On the other hand, dog dreams may also reveal the dark side, including growling, attacking, biting, ect. Sometimes these dreams reveal a friend who is about to betray you.


Dreams of Going Through Doors

These dreams generally reveal change that is coming. New ways, new opportunities, and new advancements are on the way. Similar to dreams of doors are dreams including elevators or escalators, which indicate that you are rising higher into your purpose and your calling.


Dreams of Clocks and Watches

Clocks or watches in a dream reveal what time it is in your life, or the need for a wake-up call in the Body of Christ or in a nation. It is time to be alert and watchful.


These dreams may indicate a Scripture verse as well, giving a deeper message. Are you a watchman on the walls? If so, what watch are you on?


Dreams with Scripture Verses

Sometimes you may have a dream in which Bible passages appear, indicating a message from God. This phenomenon may occur in a number of ways: verbal quotes where you are actually hear a voice quoting a passage, digital clock-type readouts, and dramatizations of a scene from a Bible, just to name a few. Quite often these are watchmen-type dreams, dreams of instructions filled with ways of wisdom.... DreamPedia

Encyclopedia of Dreams

If you abandon something bad in your dream you could quite possibly receive some favorable financial news. But if someone abandons you, close to you in your dreams it may mean trouble, don’t worry you can over come it by acknowledging the warning sign.

If you dreamed you saw some sort of abandonment, it indicates you will hear some news or information that you will feel is very important to you.

To dream that you yourself have been abandoned is a dream of contradiction and means you will have a reconciliation or a quick turn around from the trouble or problem.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Desire to travel brings new and exciting avenues opening in your life soon.

The type of adventure governs the interpretation of this dream, and while its meaning is quite straightforward, you must bear in mind that in this exceptional case the prediction pertains only to your feeling about the adventure, rather than the details of it (i.e., pleased, amused, distressed, excited, ashamed, etc.), and you can expect an experience of a similar character shortly. So if your dream adventure left you feeling guilty--put up your guard! If the dream concerned an adventurer, or adventuress, you are probably in for a surprising change of environment. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Mystic Dream Book

To dream that there is great Affection shown between you and some other person is a dream of contrary. It shows that you are not quite straight in some of your plans.... Mystic Dream Book

Encyclopedia of Dreams

To dream of drinking to intoxication is an inner need to escape reality or your life situation. Same is true to dream of doing drugs. This also indicates a feeling of alienation and quite possibly guilt. Watching someone else get drunk is ussually a negative expression of your inner feeling toward the person or personality trait exibited by the person who is drunk.

To be sober in a crowd of drunks indicates feelings of being left out, or being superior.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

Dreamers Dictionary

Depth Psychology: Seeing or entering an alcove: you are not quite honest in your love relationship or in an important friendship. Secrets are sabotaging the relationship.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Antlers—particular in men’s dreams—mean a painful disappointment in a love relationship. Several antlers stand tor unrequited love or being dropped.

Depth Psychology: Antlers are often a sign of marital or partner conflicts. In a man’s dream it usually indicates that he is afraid his partner is having an affair.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Dreaming of an apocalypse is quite simply marking a transition period, moving away from a former course of action or way of being. Instinctively you may feel that the risks you must take are too great, or that you can only effect change by a massive shift in circumstances.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Mystic Dream Book

To dream of a foreign person concerns your love affairs, or some important transaction, with someone quite outside your family and usual business circle.... Mystic Dream Book

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Body and Weapons

1- We use our arms in all sorts of different ways, and in dreams it is often significant to note what is actually taking place. We may be defending ourselves, fighting, being held or acknowledging.

2- Arms in the sense of weapons are used to protect and defend. In olden times, there were quite a series of rituals to do with the Page becoming the Knight and making the transit from the arms-bearer to the user.

3- The arm signifies surrender, wisdom, or action.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Arms – in the sense of weapons – are used to protect and defend. In olden times there were quite a series of rituals and stages of initiation with the page becoming the knight and making the transition from the arms bearer to the user of weapons. Dreams can mirror these initiatory rituals.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Many of the characters or elements of our dreams act quite contrary to what we wish ourself. This is why we often find it so difficult to believe all aspects of a dream are pan of our own psyche. Some drives or areas of self do act or express, despite our attempts 10 contain them. These are named autonomous complexes. Recent research into brain activity shows that in fact the brain has different layers or strata of activity. These strata often act independently of each other or of conscious will. Sensing them, as one might in a dream, might feel like meeting an opposing will. Integration with these aspects of self can be gained. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of crying babies, is indicative of ill health and disappointments.

A bright, clean baby, denotes love requited, and many warm friends. Walking alone, it is a sure sign of independence and a total ignoring of smaller spirits.

If a woman dream she is nursing a baby, she will be deceived by the one she trusts most. It is a bad sign to dream that you take your baby if sick with fever. You will have many sorrows of mind. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream about seeing or feeding baby food means that nourishment and compassion are needed in some situation. It can also be a more literal message - that you should be consuming less food.

To dream that you are eating baby food means that you are being required to review some item that you’re already quite familiar with.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dreaming of a backseat suggests that you could be feeling that you are not quite in control of an aspect of your life. Being stuck in the backseat of a vehicle and unable to change your position indicates that it may be time for some internal inquiry. You may have eagerly handed over control of your life to somebody else, but are now resenting them for it.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Encyclopedia of Dreams

A badger is a fierce little animal and to see this fellow in a dream will show that you have put up quite a fight and won out over your opponents.

An injured Badger tells you to fight another day.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of a ballot suggests uncertainty around a very specific issue in your waking life. Possibly you are putting too much investment into other’s opinion of your idea. Dreaming of a ballot paper is helping you become aware that you are responsible for your own decisions and not only is it unfair to rely on someone else to make your decisions for you, it is also the less personally fulfilling way to go. Weighing up the pro’s and con’s may be quite helpful but following your heart is quite likely the best way to go.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of a bass fish is a call to patience. Biding your time and facing up to something with renewed clarity is appropriate at this time.

To dream that you are swimming with bass indicates that you are being quite clear and patient at this time so not to get frustrated and simply keep on with the current approach.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

The Language of Dreams

(see Herbs)

Victory, recognition, and success. Bay crowns were used in Greece to honor kings, priests, poets, and heroes.

Unrequited love. Daphne was changed to a bay laurel tree to keep her safe from Apollo’s pursuit.

Averting emotional storms. Anciently this herb was considered a good amulet to protect the home against damage from thunder and lightning.... The Language of Dreams

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The bear is seen as an animal of strength, but in a much calmer sense than other wild animals. In a man’s dream, the bear usually represents a controlling, overbearing mother, because the bear stands for the feminine power of nature. Vision: Seeing a bear: a sign of insecure feelings in interpersonal relationships, sometimes also gossip. Seeing a dead bear: uncertainties felt for some time are cleared up.

Depth Psychology: A bear often indicates deception and disappointment. Maybe somebody—perhaps a woman—is trying to deceive you. You are also not quite certain about a particular woman. See Animals.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In everyday life control of the bladder during sleep can occur quite late – often later in boys than girls – so dreaming of bed wetting may arise from traumatic experiences, or from issues of self-esteem, which take the dreamer back to childhood.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- To be behind someone in a dream indicates that on a subconscious level we may consider ourselves to be inferior in some way.

2- We may find we have a fear of being left behind.

3- We should look at our spiritual standing as we may, quite literally; be behind in our search for wholeness.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Often before she knows she is pregnant, a woman may become conscious of her belly in dreams. Body dysmorphia, such as dreaming of becoming fat, is quite common at this time.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Birds in dreams usually represent freedom, imagination, thoughts and ideas which, by nature, need freedom to be able to become evident. As far back as Pagan times, man has been fascinated by birds and by flight. Birds were believed to be vehicles for the soul and to have the ability to carry the soul to heaven. As a result, birds were very often invested with magical and mystical powers.

2- Psychologically man often needs to project human qualities onto objects outside himself, and because birds’ conduct is entirely instinctive, they can be used in dreams to understand man’s behaviour.

3- Birds have come to represent the Soul both its dark and its enlightened side.

A caged bird can indicate restraint or entrapment.

A bird flying freely represents aspirations and desires and possibly the spirit soaring towards the Divine.

A display of plumage indicates the dreamer’s facade the way the individual sees him- or herself.

A flock of birds containing both winged and plucked birds indicates confusion over bodilv or material considerations as opposed to Spiritual aspirations. Birds can sometimes denote the feminine, free side of the being.

The golden-winged bird has the same significance as fire and therefore indicates spiritual aspirations.

A high-flying bird Spiritual awareness or that part in us which seeks knowledge. In a man’s dream, a bird can represent the Anima (see Introduction). In a woman’s dream, it suggests the Self, in the sense of the Spiritual Self (see Introduction).

White/Black birds The two aspects of the Anima or Self (see Introduction) may be represented as two opposites.

The black bird signifies the dark, neglected or shadowy side, the white the open, clear, free side.

A pet bird Personal circumstances and emotions can have a profound effect on our self- management, and remembered happiness can be experienced in dreams about pet birds. Chicken The imagination is being used to serve a practical function. There is potential for growth, though this may also come about through belonging to a group.

The chicken can also represent stupidity and cowardice. Cock The cock is the symbol of a new day and of vigilance or watchfulness. It represents the masculine principle and thus the need to be more upfront and courageous.

Crow Dreaming of a crow can have two meanings. Traditionally the crow warns of death but may also represent wisdom and deviousness.

Cuckoo The meaning of the cuckoo is ambivalent, since it can represent deviousness or unrequited love. As the herald of spring it indicates a change from old, stale energy to newness and freshness.

Dove The Anima (see Introduction).

The bringer of calm after the storm, the Soul, the peaceful side of man’s nature appears in dreams as the dove.

Duck In a dream this can often denote some kind of superficiality or childishness.

Eagle Because the eagle is known to be a bird of prey; in dreams it signifies domination and supremacy. It can equally also mean perccptiveness and awareness as well as farsightedness and objectivity.

If the dreamer identifies with the eagle, his own wish to dominate is becoming apparent though there may be some difficulty in reconciling other parts of the dreamer’s nature.

If the dreamer feels threatened, somebody else may be threatening the status quo.

Falcon The falcon shares the symbolism of the eagle. As a bird of prey, it typifies freedom and hope for those who are being restricted in any way. It can represent victory over lust. Goose/Geese The goose is said to represent watchfulness and love. Like the swan it can represent the dawn or new life.

A flock of geese is often taken to represent the powers of intuition and to give warning of disaster. Wild goose The wild goose can represent the soul and often dcpicts the Pagan side of our nature. Geese, in common with cats, are considered to be witches’ familiars. Hen The hen denotes providence, maternal care and procreation. When a hen crows in a dream it is taken to represent feminine domination.

Ibis The ibis, sometimes taken to be the stork, is the symbol of perseverance and of aspiration. Jackdaw - see Magpie. Kingfisher To dream of a king- lishcr is to dream of dignity and calmness.

Lark A lark is traditionally supposed to represent the transcendence of the mundane. Magpie/Jackdaw Because of the belief that magpies and jackdaws are thieves, to dream of one may indicate that an associate is attempting to take away something that the dreamer values. Also the magpie can signify good news. Ostrich The ostrich denotes that one is attempting to run away from responsibility. Owl The owl is sacrcd to Athena, goddess of strategy and wisdom, therefore in a dream the owl can describe those qualities. Because it is also associated with the night-time, it can sometimes represent death.

Peacock To see a peacock in a dream indicates a growth of understanding from the plain and unadorned to the beauty of the fully plumed bird. Like the phoenix, it represents rebirth and resurrection.

Pelican There are two meanings to the symbolism of the pelican. One is sacrifice and devotion and the other is careful and maternal love.

Penguin The penguin is thought to represent adaptability but also possibly stupidity. Pheasant To dream of pheasants generally foretells prosperity and good fortune to come. Phoenix The phoenix is a universal symbol of rebirth, resurrection and immortality (dying in order to live). Quail The quail represents amorousness, sometimes courage and often good luck. In its negative form it can also represent witchcraft and sorcery.

Raven The raven can be a symbol of sin, but if it is seen to be talking it often represents prophecy. Its meaning can be ambivalent since it can represent evil, but also wisdom. Seagull flic seagull is a symbol of freedom and power. Sparrow “flic sparrow represents business and industrv.

Stork

The stork is a symbol of new life and new beginnings.

Swallow

The swallow seen in a dream represents hope and the coming of Spring. Swan The swan is the soul of man and is often taken to be the divine bird. It can sometimes denote a peaceful death. Turkey The turkey is traditionally a food for celebrations and festivals.

To dream of it can therefore denote that there may be good times ahead. Vulture/Buzzard The vulture is a scavenger and therefore has an association with the feminine aspect in its destructive persona. Woodpecker The woodpcckcr is a guardian of both kings and trees in mythology. It is also reputed to have magical powers.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

The Language of Dreams

(see Arithmetic, Books)

The tallying of your life or actions against a prespecified guideline.

For example, many religions speak of a divine book wherein deeds are recorded to determine the soul’s fate after death.

A type of money dream

If the numbers in the dream won’t add up, then there is something in your life that likewise doesn’t quite make sense...all the pieces don’t reckon.... The Language of Dreams

My Dream Interpretation

If you dream of waiting at a bus stop, you will run into minor difficulties but they will be quite temporary.... My Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Dreaming about a canal: a business affair that is not quite above board might cause problems. Participating in the construction of a canal: the chances for your future are very good. Seeing ships moving in the canal: you might make new contacts or take a trip abroad.

Depth Psychology: The canal is a sign of your ability to consciously manage your cravings and passions, transforming them into intellectual or material goals.... Dreamers Dictionary

The Language of Dreams

(see Eating, Food)

If you’ve been dieting lately, this is likely a circumstantial dream that requires no further examination.

Tilings in life perceived as sweet to obtain, even though not necessarily good for you.

For example, success can be quite sweet, but at what cost?

Because candy is strongly connected with dental work, this may be an indicator that your words are either too sugary, or not amiable enough, depending on what’s happening to the candy in the dream (see Teeth).

A happy portent of social pleasures on the horizon.... The Language of Dreams

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Greeting cards are quite literally an acknowledgement of a special occasion. In a dream, playing cards highlight our ability to be open to opportunity or to take chances.

The cards that one deals, or is dealt, in a dream may have significance as to number or suit: hearts indicate emotion and relationship. Diamonds represent material wealth. Spades represent conflict, difficulties and obstacles. Clubs represent action, work and intelligence.

The king portrays human success and mastery.

The queen indicates emotional depth, sensitivity and understanding whereas the jack represents impetuosity, creativity or an adolescent energy.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are participating in a carnival, portends that you are soon to enjoy some unusual pleasure or recreation.

A carnival when masks are used, or when incongruous or clownish figures are seen, implies discord in the home; business will be unsatisfactory and love unrequited. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

The Language of Dreams

(see Burial, Death, Holy Ground, Tomb) Death, endings or conclusions, in literal or figurative terms.

If any of the headstones had writing, what did they say? Any messages here could prove quite helpful with your interpretation.

Being lost in, or terrified by: The fear of death, or the unknown.

Being buried in: Symbolic opportunity in disguise for resurrection and a new beginning. Burying in soil or mud was used in folk medicine as a sympathetic cure that fooled the spirits of sickness and death into believing they’d won.

Dreaming of a tomb represents a metaphorical opportunity for rebirth and a fresh start.

The word tomb actually means “tummy,” being the womb of the earth from which we are all born and return. Alternatively, a well-kept, elaborate tomb may reflect achievements and honors accumulated during your life.... The Language of Dreams

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Property and prosperity. Or something is not quite right, or something is going to waste. See Milk, Butter.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

The Language of Dreams

(see Eating, Milk)

Matters of love and commitment. In ancient Greece, cheese was used as part of traditional ivedding cakes.

As a visual pun, this may reflect a “cheesy” attitude or outlook.

Consider the type of cheese for more potential symbolism. Swiss cheese represents plans that have lots of holes in them, whereas Roquefort stands for something not smelling quite right (see Smells).

In Switzerland, a cheese fondue portends unexpected guests, because the food is so tasty that it inspires visits!

Longevity of your achievements or ideas. According to Pliny, Zoroaster lived for 30 years on cheese alone.... The Language of Dreams

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The circle is a symbol of completeness and symmetry. Vision: Looking at a circle is a warning: “don’t go around in circles” (you are only “chasing your own tail”). Standing inside a circle: your emotional energy’ is balanced and congruent; you could now reach a higher state of consciousness. Drawing a circle: you are involved in a situation that is going in circles and don’t quite know how to extricate yourself.

Depth Psychology: Your personality is rounded and complete, but your thoughts are still going in circles, and that you can’t see your way out of an actual problem. See Cross, Crossroads, Ring.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: The cobweb, because it is easily damaged, signifies indecision, perhaps an idea that has not quite crystallized yet.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing bright colors (particularly in women’s dreams): emotions are churning. Colorful dreams are a promise of long life. Painting an object in bright colors: you are not quite honest with a friend. Coloring your face: others think your actions are foolish. Coloring a wagon: expect a surprise—pay attention to the colors (See the chapter on “Colors in Dreams”). Buying paint: you want more diversion in your life. Preparing the colors for a watercolor painting: you are facing an uncertain situation. Using oil paint: your life is going in the right direction.

Depth Psychology: The meaning of different colors in dreams is discussed in the chapter on “Colors in Dreams.” Colors are an indication of mental attitude, inner voice, and depth of emotion.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: The computer can symbolize spiritual records and the past, present and future.

A database would, for instance, suggest the ordering of information. Text messaging might suggest brief but necessary information, whereas a fax, being slightly outdated, requires us to bring what we know up to date.

The telephone signifies communication with unseen people and might therefore highlight communication with the spirit world.

The television is, quite literally, a medium through which information is passed.

The internet will tend to signify wider, more global, communication and available information.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

My Dream Interpretation

A dream of being at a cottage suggests that you don’t require material things to be happy. You also may need to relax and not push yourself so hard.

If the cottage in your dream is very luxurious, this is lucky and means fortune will be kind to you. if the cottage is quite old or run down, you could have trouble succeeding in a current project.... My Dream Interpretation

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

To dream of a cottage or house means that you will live a sedate life; quite happy but with no great excitement in it.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dishonesty and pretense. Your values are too materialistic. Fear of poverty, similar to Charity, Asylum, and Beggar, however not as intense. Here, it is rather a case of not quite trusting your assets.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The meaning of the cuckoo is rather ambivalent. It can represent deviousness or unrequited love, yet as the herald of spring it indicates a change from old, stale energy to newness and freshness.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of receiving a “D” as a grade symbolizes that you are barely sliding by. Though, not quite an “F”, this is your subconscious message to you that you are performing below average and not applying yourself in life. Reevaluate where you put your energy and discover the areas in which you do excel so that you can experience the thrill of victory doing what you were born to do.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Dreaming about being “in the dark” is a sign that you feel insecure at work and m life m general. You can’t quite figure something out, can’t understand it.

If you are in a totally dark night, you are afraid of dying—and living—and you need advice from an objective person. Seeing a small light: you are distressed, but help is on the way. Being in a cave: you are unconsciously afraid of being attacked. Being in a dark closet: you recognize somebody’s hidden intentions just in time to prevent the person from carrying them out. See Night.

Depth Psychology: Dreaming about darkness always refers to an emotionally dangerous situation or one that is unresolved. This may have to do with a specific experience widi other people or yourself. Try to shed some light on the situation. Being in a dark passage: you are feeling unprotected from the intensity of others and yourself. It is a test: you need to prove yourself in order to come back into the light. Sometimes such a dream also suggests that you seek expert advice.... Dreamers Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

A new beginning, energy, and youth. Postponing something until tomorrow. You are either waiting to see, or you are simply too lazy to do what you feel you need to do, but this can sometimes be quite proper and healing.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- To dream of a dawn or a new day represents a new beginning or a new awareness in circumstances around us. We are looking for different ways of dealing with old situations.

2- Psychologically we are aware of the passage of time, and perhaps the need to mark or celebrate this in some way.

3- A new dawn can bring a great sense of hope. As the new dawn fades that sense of hope grows stronger.

A form of spiritual illumination is quite often felt within this type of dream.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

A form of spiritual illumination is quite often felt within this type of dream. There is a gradual awareness rather than a blinding flash of illumination.

A new dawn can bring a great sense of hope. Day and night can represent opposites, as in black and white, boy and girl etc. Indeed, any two opposites may have relevance, and it is up to us to decide what opposition there is in our lives.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dreaming of a dead end that is marked by a wall is showing that it may be time to re-evaluate a situation in your waking life.

A dead end can indicate that a current situation is not working out quite as you may have expected and a feeling of disappointment is likely if you are to continue.

To dream of a dead end that is marked by trees or an open space implies that there is another way to go that will produce a fruitful outcome.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: As debt becomes more prevalent in everyday life, the anxieties associated with it will reflect in dreams as being chased or hounded. Figures of authority will also figure quite prominently. Dreaming of lost credit cards or cash can also symbolize debt.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream about being at a dentist’s office suggests that there is occasional concern about the honesty of someone close to you. You may sense that something’s not quite right with them, but in the long term, this concern will benefit you.

To dream that someone else is being worked on by a dentist indicates that impropriety will surprise you, especially when it strikes close to home.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

The Complete Dream Book

To dream that one has seen the devil, and thai he is tormented, or otherwise much terrified, signifies that the dreamer is in danger of being checked and punished by his sovereign prince, or some magistrate. And quite contrarily, ii he dreams he strikes the devil, or some person he believes to be possessed, and fancies he overcomes him, it is a sign he that dreams thus shall overcome his enemies with glory and satisfaction.

If any dream that he sees the devil, it is a very bad sign, for such a vision cannot bring along with it any good tidings to the sick it foretells death, and to the healthful it signifies melancholy, anger, tumults and violent sickness.

If any dream the devil speaks to H^n, it signifies temptation, deceit, treachery, despair, and sometimes the ruin and death of him that dreams.

To dream that one is carried away by the devil, is a worse dream; and yet no dream delights the dreamer so much as this, for being awakened he is ravished with joy that he is freed from so great an evil; for which he ought to return thanks to God, and beg of him that he would be pleased to send him his good angel to guard him, and fight against that wicked spirit which stands always sentinel to surprise us.

To dream you see the devil as he is drawn by painters! and poets, viz. black and hideous, with homsT claws, and a great tail, signifies torment and despair- To dream you see yourself with the devil, signifies gain.... The Complete Dream Book

The Language of Dreams

The laws of probability, or the powers of chance and fate.

The numbers shown on a roll of the dice may prove more significant than the dice themselves. Check the resulting numbers herein. Also consider common gambler’s symbols.

For example, snake eyes can be considered an ill omen of trouble or loss ahead.

Taking a risk or a gamble where the stakes may be quite high.... The Language of Dreams

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing dice: you are quite irresponsible and—with your eyes wide open—have taken risks that could result in losses and conflicts. See Square.

Depth Psychology: Playing a game of dice and winning: your chances for success are good.

If you lose: your hopes will be dashed.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Explanations of Astro Center

1.Dirt in a garden is a symbol for growth, abundance, and beauty.

If you dream of planting a garden, something you’re working on now could blossom into something more successful than you’re even thinking of now.

Dirty clothes hint that your body isn’t quite what it should be, and a medical checkup is advised.

If someone you know is throwing dirt at you, this person is not to be trusted. Do NOT confide in him or her!... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you have a disability suggests that you are going through a period of low self-confidence. You may feel like you have lost your power or direction in life. It’s quite possible that you are not making the most of your potential and skills. Consider the symbolism of the part of your body that is disabled. Also look up “Blind”, “Can’t Hear”, “Can’t Talk” and “Wheelchair”... My 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’), 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

Ariadne's Book of Dream

• Bulldog: A bulldog may symbolize a bull-headed individual who looks tough on the outside but is actually quite lovable.

• Chihuahua: A Chihuahua may arrive to remind you of a fnend or associate with a small ego and a nervous disposition.

• Dalmatians: In that the Dalmatian is often a companion to firefighters, the appearance of Dalmatians in a dream may point to a tendency to want to rescue others or to put out their emotional fires for them.

The appearance of those charming spotted pups from the Disney animated movie may also comment on your need to be everything to everyone. As the carriage dogs for royalty, the Dalmatian may indicate that you have elevated your friends to regal status. Thus the overall message may be that although your friends deserve to be honored, you may need to consider honoring yourself.

• German shepherd: A German shepherd may appear to let you know that you are on guard or that you may need some real protection from a special friend.

Golden retriever: Dreaming of a golden retriever may indicate that you need to retrieve an old friendship or other relationship.

• Newfoundland: Newfoundlands are renowned as rescue dogs.

A Newfoundland may symbolize that you are in need of rescue in a business deal or partnership or in a personal relationship.

• Poodle: A poodle may arrive to remind you of someone who is well groomed or someone who is just pnssy.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Strangest Dream Explanations

To dream of dreaming is quite common and it represents your subconscious becoming aware of itself. Becoming lucid during your unconscious sleep state is the beginning stages of -mastery as you learn to bridge your conscious mind with your subconscious mind.... Strangest Dream Explanations

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are dreaming, signifies your anxious emotional state. You are quite worried and fearful about a situation that you are going through currently.... My Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

This is a dream of sadness; it portends an early decline and unrequited hopes. Dark outlook for trade and pursuits of any nature is prolonged by this dream. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

The Language of Dreams

(see Clay, Globe)

Being grounded or having solid foundations (e.g., being “down to earth”). Earthly or mundane matters.

The physical plane.

Plowing and planting: Efforts toward acquiring or accentuating positive attributes (see Garden, Farm).

A place of emergence, especially for magical power. In the Middle Ages, it was widely believed that witches gained energy from the earth, and could disappear if they touched soil. Alternatively, this can imply positive energy directed toward developing personal traits and characteristics.

A period of peacefulness. Teutonic tribes would often put down their weapons of war during the season of the Earth Goddess.

Groveling in earth: Debased morals or ideals, or possibly begging for forgiveness.

Mud: Ambiguous circumstances; things getting botched (see Dirt). Alternatively, malicious gossip meant specifically to make a perceived opponent look bad (e.g., “mud slinging).

Among Native Americans, the earth element represents the physical nature, so if the land in your dreams is rich and fruitful, you are likely quite healthy, as is any effort that requires “hands-on” attention.... The Language of Dreams

The Language of Dreams

(See Basket, Chicken, Eating)

Cracking open: Coming out of a shell and enjoying a more social existence. Alternatively, the hirth of new ideals or abilities.

Potential and fertility just waiting to be liberated from within.

Rotten: Something about this predicament “smells” bad, even though it mav outwardly appear quite good.

A fragile or delicate situation requiring diplomacy (e.g., “walking on egg shells”).

The creative force of the Universe becoming actively expressed in and through your life. In several mythological cycles including those of Egypt and Greece, the primordial cosmic matter is represented by an egg.

Folk medicine: If placed in the ground or broken into soil, this represents the waning of sickness.... The Language of Dreams

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Sex

1- The dreamer’s attitude to sex often becomes apparent in dreams through the sexual act, and to ejaculate in a dream may be an effort to understand negative feelings. It could also simply be indicative of the need for release, and the satisfaction of sexual needs.

2- The act of ejaculation may be the giving up of old fears and doubts about oneself and one’s sexual prowess.

3- Ejaculation, quite literally, may- signify a loss of power or ‘the little death’.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

There is a level of human experience which is typified by intense emotional and physical response to life. Such emotions and bodily drives may remain almost entirely unconscious until touched by exploring our dream content in the right setting. When such feelings and bodily movements arise, as they do in dreams, we may be amazed at their power and clarity. See dream processing; sleep move­ments.

If we take away the images and events occurring in a dream and simply look to see what feelings or emotions are evident, the dream is often more understandable than if we try to interpret the symbols. Feelings in dreams are nearly always undistoned. We therefore do not need to interpret them, sim­ply to acknowledge them and see if we can recognise where they occur in waking life.

The images in a dream may be the way we unconsciously pictorialise our flux of feelings and the play of internal energy flows.

For instance love or sexual drive can give rise to physical movement—as in sexual intercourse. Repression of sex or love also represses such physical move­ments, leading to tension and conflict, which might be pre­sented in the drama of a dream.

Example: ‘I was with my wife, walking along a street, on holiday with her. But I felt awful tension. It was the son of stress I feel when I have turned off my sexual flow—as I have at the moment’ (Brian V). Brian can easily see the connection between the dream feelings and his everyday life, although sometimes we need to practise this. But the situation could as easily be expressed as a dream image of a blocked river.

The underlying feelings would then be less easy to grasp.

Example: ‘I was in a very ancient crumbling building, con­fronted by a large stone door, deeply engraved with many designs and creatures. I began to open the door and felt high feelings of anxiety. I realised this was an initiation and I must calm my feelings in order to pass beyond the door, i.e. if I were controlled by my feelings I would run away’ (Derek F). How we meet the emotions in our dreams illustrates our ha­bitual method of dealing with them.

The feelings of anxiety in Derek’s dream were met and moved beyond, but this is un­usual. This is because most of us change our direction as soon as there is a hint of fear.

The amount of nicotine and alcohol human beings consume suggests how poorly we meet anxiety. Going beyond fear or pain is an initiation which opens doors for us. We might now apply for the job, ask for the date, raise the issue, express the creativity, make the journey abroad, which anxiety previously kept us from. We see this in the next example: I had a ring on my marriage finger. It was a thin band of gold. I woke up frightened’ (Angela). Angela is not married and feels anxiety about the commitment.

Dreams give us a safe area to express emotions which might be difficult or dangerous to release socially. Anger in a dream may be expressing what we failed to express in a wak­ing encounter, or it might be our habitual response. It may also be directed against ourself. Dreams also contain many positive emotions. Sometimes they present a new aspect of feeling which is life enhancing.

A person who habitually felt at odds with her father and relatives experienced a dream in which she felt forgiveness for the first time. This was entirely new for her and led to a reconciliation with her family.

Some feeling states in a dream are subtle, and may be more evident in terms of the symbols than the feelings.

A grey drear environment suggests depression and lack of pleasure.

A sunny light environment with flowers and colour shows plea­sure and good feelings.

A country landscape depicts quite a different feeling state to a smoky busy city street. We can define these for ourself using the techniques described under dream processing.

Whatever feelings or emotions we meet in our dreams, many of them are bound to be habitual responses we have to life. Where these habits are negative we can begin to change them by working with the dream images as described in the last question under dream processing. See love; hostility. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream that you come into the ownership of a vast estate, denotes that you will receive a legacy at some distant day, but quite different to your expectations.

For a young woman, this dream portends that her inheritance will be of a disappointing nature. She will have to live quite frugally, as her inheritance will be a poor man and a house full of children. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

The Language of Dreams

The unseen world, our imagination, and the spirit of the inner child that awaits acknowledgment or expression (see Fables).

Brownies: Tiny, ragged men who symbolize matters of hearth and home, especially keeping things orderly and well run.

Elves: Thin, fair-skinned, pointed-eared, forest-dwelling Devas, these represent your magical or mischievous side.

Gnomes: As squat earth-dwellers, these creatures symbolize earth-related concerns.

Goblins: Green-skinned impish creatures that usually equate to our fears, malevolent prankishness, and, potentially, thievery.

Leprechauns: Shoe makers and the eternal gypsies of the fairy folk, these represent good luck, improved wealth, and a rogue-like personality.

Pixies: Being lead astray by something that looks quite innocent.

Salamander: A spirit who embodies a single flame, this Being knows how to live life to its fullest, and suggests you do the same (see Fire).

Sylph: Joy, laughter, carefree existence. Possibly a type of flying dream, as these fairies have gossamer wings (see Air).

Troll: Something or someone that prohibits a change or movement that you’re trying to make (see Bridge), at least not without exacting a price.

Undines (Merpeople): Essential emotions, and things you regard as wholly lovely (see Water). Alternatively, your idealized image of masculinity or femininity, depending on the sex of the creature (see Men, Women).... The Language of Dreams

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- If we dream that we arc in a fight, it usually indicates that we are confronting our need for independence. We may also need to express our anger and frustration and the subconscious desire to hurt a part of ourselves. We also may wish to hurt someone else, although this would be unacceptable in the waking state

2- To fight back is a natural defence mechanism, so when we are feeling threatened in our everyday lives, we will often dream of taking that situation one stage further and fighting it out.

3- Quite literally a spiritual conflict.

The dreamer should try to work out where, and why, there is a conflict and perhaps deal with it in a more subtle way than with ‘all guns blazing’.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

A fight in dreams is quite literally a spiritual conflict. We need to work out where and why there is a conflict and perhaps deal with it in a subtle way.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a fighter pilot symbolize that you are on the defensive as you observe your life from above. Keep in mind that when you are on the defensive, you are never quite “in” your life, but are hovering above awaiting attack.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of seeing your fingers soiled or scratched, with the blood exuding, denotes much trouble and suffering. You will despair of making your way through life.

To see beautiful hands, with white fingers, denotes that your love will be requited and that you will become renowned for your benevolence.

To dream that your fingers are cut clean off, you will lose wealth and a legacy by the intervention of enemies. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

The Complete Dream Book

To dream of beautiful hands with white-tipped fingers and well-shaped but uncolored nails is a portent of requited love and many beautiful children.... The Complete Dream Book

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Passion; sexuality, anger, desire; burning feelings such as resentment or frustration; our desire to destroy. Also our life process, often described as a flame which burns forever through different generations but leaves only ash behind, our vital energy; occasionally refers to physical illness.

Example: T was in a small terraced house with a friend I had known years earlier. It was her house, there were two or three children in it. Suddenly it caught fire, I wanted to stay and put the fire out but she did not. She dragged me outside and down the street. We saw the house burn down. I had this dream the day I got home from hospital, after undergoing a hysterectomy’ (Mrs G). Here the fire depicts the consuming feelings of loss regarding Mrs G’s childbearing function. Also the loss of an area or era of life. Underground flames: uncon­scious emotions or desires which one may need to face for real growth. Fire in the sky: great changes in viewpoint; meet­ing the next step in maturity.

Example: ‘I found quite a large old fireplace. I asked my husband if he would like a fire. I thought it would be cosy if we both enjoyed the fire together. Woke up with a warm feeling towards my husband; he reached out to me’ (Dinah Y). Here fire is not only homemaking and human warmth, but also sexuality. Fireplace: homeliness; the womb. Idioms: bap­tism of fire; between two fires; fire up; go through fire and water; play with fire; under fire; the old illness/love flared up. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Fireworks are generally accepted as belonging to a happy occasion or celebration, though they may also be frightening. When we dream of fireworks we are hoping to be able to celebrate good fortune, although there may be a secondary emotion associated with that celebration.

2- Fireworks can have the same significance as an explosion.

A release of energy or emotion can have quite a spectacular effect on us, or on people around us.

3- There is an excess of spiritual emotion which needs to be channelled properly in order to prevent it shooting off in all directions.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Fireworks can have the same significance as an explosion. Such a release of energy or emotion can have quite a spectacular effect on us, or on people around us.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- To dream of a flock for instance of birds or sheep is to recognise the need to belong to a group, to have a common aim or way of being.

2- When we dream of belonging to a group, our personal behaviour can quite often be different from that of others, and we may be alerted to this by dreaming of a flock.

3- A flock can be symbolic of our spiritual beliefs, and our faith in that what we are following is the correct path.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of flowers represents beauty and that you are accentuating the positive, and ceremonializing or ritualizing life’s passages.

If you are gathering flowers, then this is an indication of prosperity. Consider the metaphor of the process of a seed being planted, taking root beneath the soil, shooting up through the ground and blossoming into a flower is quite a symbolic journey and expression of life. Each flower has a specific significance. ... Strangest Dream Explanations

My Dream Interpretation

To see footprints in your dream, symbolize pride and family heritage. This dream may also suggest that you are following someone else’s footsteps because you lack originality and initiative. Alternatively, footprints could indicate something or someone you have missed. Perhaps someone is never quite there for you.... My Dream Interpretation

The Way of Dreams and Visions

General Meaning: A fountain is a picture of the things that come out of your spirit. You release what is inside of your spirit through words or actions. Depending on what comes out is a picture of what is really in your heart.

• Positive: A fountain that is clean and pure means that you are full of the life of Christ. You are a blessing to God’s people and the Lord can use you to minister.

• Proverbs 18:4 The words of a man’s mouth [are like] deep waters, a fountain of wisdom that gushes forth like a brook.

• If you have a dream or vision of drinking from a clean fountain, it is a picture that wherever you are receiving your ministry from at the moment is where God wants you to be. You are receiving life and good teaching.

Negative:

On the other side though, if the water is dirty, then the Lord is warning you that the teaching and impartation you are receiving is contaminated.

• If the fountain is dirty or bitter, it is a picture that there is something wrong in your life. Your spirit is contaminated with bitterness, and bad teaching and spiritual impartations.

• If you tend to travel around just receiving from anyone, it is quite possible that you have received a curse along the way.

• If you still hold bitterness in your heart towards anyone, this is contaminating your spirit! Not only is it holding you back from entering into an intimate relationship with the Lord, but it will contaminate others you try to minister to.

• Dreaming or seeing a vision of a dirty foundation is a warning to you. You need to deal with the things that are contaminating your spirit.

See also:

River, Water.... The Way of Dreams and Visions

Mystic Dream Book

Excessive merriment is a bad sign in a dream, and foretells difficulties in business affairs.

The more boisterous your amusement, the more serious matters will be. Quite homely happiness is a different matter.... Mystic Dream Book

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Generally, the inner life of the dreamer, the area of growth or change in your life; what you are trying to cultivate in yourself; feelings of peace; being near to one’s natural self, meditative attitude. See also second example in wife under family.

Example: ‘I was working in quite a large garden by my house.

A pan of the garden was like a little alcove by other buildings.

The garden was kidney shaped. I had dug this small plot and was considering how I might relax and sun­bathe there. My daughter said I should have worked harder on it—dug it better. I felt intense emotions of resentment and anger at her criticism. I staned telling her what a bad time I had in the past. How difficult it was even to work, let alone work hard’ (Beatrice G). This shows the garden as depicting what one has ‘worked on’ or produced in life. This could mean externally, or one’s own nature.

The daughter is Bea­trice’s own self criticism, which pushes her on, though she has a tendency to want to relax ‘in the sun*. This aspect of garden suggests how ‘fruitful’ one’s life has been socially and spiritually.

Beautiful garden: suggests satisfaction at time of dream. Overgrown, weeds in garden: awareness of particular parts of your personality which need working on. Perhaps negative habits need weeding out’. Square, circular garden: holds a lot of your gathered wisdom and insights which would be useful if made conscious. Garden pool: childhood, or early stage in the evolution of one’s self consciousness, during which there was a sense of communal awareness; sense of unity with life. See dream processing; the self under archetypes. Idioms: bear garden, up the garden path. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

The Way of Dreams and Visions

General Meaning: A new season that is either spiritual or relating to business. Spiritual: • Isaiah 45:1 ...and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates will not be shut; • Business: • Proverbs 31:23 Her husband is known in the gates, where he sits among the elders of the land.

• Positive: To see a new gate in a dream or vision is a picture of a new season in your life. Depending on the kind of gate, you will have a clearer picture on the kind of season that the Lord is taking you into.

• It represents the start of something new, but also the end of something as well.

To go through a gate means to leave the old behind. (Much like the picture of a door) With a gate though, the picture speaks more of not just a single opportunity but a change in your life as a whole.

• I see gates often in the spirit and will share a bit of my own experience to help you identify what God is showing you.

• Golden Gate • I often see the gates as golden in my visions and they are a picture of a new season in my ministry.

A clear ministry road. Usually the gate or road ahead is bigger or quite different to the one before.

• Gold is a picture of the deity of God and a good picture of ministry. This speaks of a new focus and season in ministry.

The birth of a new ministry vision.

• Silver Gate • Silver is a picture of our redemption in Christ as well as a good symbol for money.

A silver gate represents a new season in your business and work place.

• Double Door Gate • I have seen this often relating to couples. How each are going through the same gate but each have their own aspect to add to the vision that God is giving them.

• Garden Gate • This speaks of a season of joy and rest. I have seen the Lord lead someone through a garden gate into a garden to tend. This speaks of a season of training but in a secure and pleasant environment.

• Desert Gate • There are times that I have seen the Lord lead someone to a gate where there is a desert or wilderness on the other side. When this happens, I know that he is leading this person into a season of ministry training.

• Jesus Himself was led to the wilderness before his ministry took off and this is valid for us still today.

Negative:

Gate of the City • When the gate is from the enemy to lock us in, then it is not positive. However as in the case with Samson, he simply picked the city gate up and carried it up the hill! • In the same way if you see a gate that is locking you in, it is for you to stand in the name of the Lord Jesus and to come against it!

See also:

Door, Road.... The Way of Dreams and Visions

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- In dreams the goblet has similar significance to the chalice (See Chalice). It represents the feminine, receptive principal and our ability to achieve enjoyment in different ways. We may be able to make a celebration out of something that is quite ordinary.

To be drinking from a goblet indicates allowing ourselves the freedom to enjoy life to the full.

2- To dream of a set of goblets as in wine glasses indicates several different ways in which we can make our lives enjoyable and fun.

3- “flic feminine principal.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: We may be able to make a celebration out of something that is quite ordinary.

To be drinking from a goblet indicates allowing ourselves the freedom to enjoy life to the full.

If the goblet is decorated we may find that it signifies a particular skill or ability.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Way of Dreams and Visions

General Meaning: A picture of prosperity and abundance. Positive: Grapes were always used in scripture as a picture of God’s prosperity. When • the spies went into the Promised Land, they brought back a huge bunch of grapes to show the fertility of the land and its treasures. (Num 13:24) • Grapes are only as good as the soil they are grown in.

If the soil is good, then the fruit will be good as well.

• To dream of ripe grapes means that your spiritual life is in order and that the fruit of your spirit is good.

• It also means that your feet are planted in the right place now and that the Lord is going to bless you in this land that He has given you. This can speak of your ministry or of your business and financial land.

Negative:

On the other hand, sour grapes have a number of meanings. Firstly it means that what is coming out of you is not pleasant.

• It means that the land that you are in right now (be it spiritual or natural) is not right and it is producing sour grapes.

• Jeremiah 31:30 But every one will die for his own iniquity: every man that eats the sour grape, his teeth will be set on edge.

• Although you were expecting prosperity or blessing, you are getting quite the opposite.

• This is a warning dream or vision and the Lord is telling you that where you are right now in your spiritual life is not good. There is contamination present through sin.

• Deuteronomy 32:32 For their vine [is] of the vine of Sodom, and of the fields of Gomorrah: their grapes [are] grapes of gall, their clusters [are] bitter:

See also:

Fruit, Vine, Wine.... The Way of Dreams and Visions

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Death

1- Dreaming of a grave is an indication that we must have regard for our feelings about, or our concept of, death. Such a dream may also be attempting to deal with our feelings about someone who has died.

2- Part of our personality may, quite literally, have been killed ofT, or is dead and buried to the outside world.

3- Spiritually, we may fear not just physical death but also its consequences.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: If you are being buried: don’t worry, the dream is dealing with your spiritual growth, not telling you your life is in danger.

The dream might also indicate changes, and sometimes may be a message of an impending death.

If you are digging a grave: what you are doing right now could destroy a lifelong friendship.

If you are standing in front of an open grave: you need to let go of something or admit your part in a certain matter—it could finally free you from guilt and worry.

Depth Psychology: A grave indicates your desire to solve a problem, but you are still uncertain and quite helpless. You want to let go of a past issue and you are looking for a way. See Cemetery, Death.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: A grave may signify the loss of emotion or of feeling. Part of our personality may, quite literally, have been killed off, or is dead and buried to the outside world.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of hair covering your face suggests an emotional anxiety in the company of others and particularly in intimate relationships. Looking out from behind a veil of hair in a dream shows that you may be keeping your true feelings hidden as you have a deep fear of rejection in close relationships.

To dream of hair falling out indicates extreme fears may be running unchecked in your emotional body. There is a strong message here to examine your inner world before stress manifests itself from uneasiness.

If the loss of hair in a dream is random and in clumps, a fear of death is lurking and needs to be addressed so as to improve your general demeanor. Dreaming of watching someone else lose their hair may be a reminder to forgive a member of your immediate family and attempt to build bridges instead of waiting for the other party to make the first move.

To dream of waking up covered in hair suggests a need to come to terms with your body and begin to appreciate all it does for you. This is a message of self-love and that you can find the courage needed to make an all important connection with yourself. Dreaming of hair in your mouth implies confusion related to responsibility. It is possible that you may be abdicating responsibility, but more likely you are receiving mixed messages and consequently taking on responsibility that doesn’t belong to you. Seeing hair before you in a dream indicates an embarrassing moment best forgotten. Noticing hair in your food suggests you may have been dwelling on a humiliating moment from your past. This is something that cannot be changed and needs to be released.

To dream of hair tied in a sleek knot is an indication of special person in your waking life.

The knot is to remind you of the special gift you have received through having known that person. Dreaming of hair in tangles or messy knots implies a messy waking life that needs some tidying up. Tangled hair is a reminder to examine your life for opportunities to simplify and organize. Braided hair in your dream is the unconscious recognition of childlike innocence and successful organization skills.

A rational mind and a playful heart may be the ticket to great success for you at this time.

To dream of a radical hairstyle change, indicates a potential holiday or change of scene in coming days. Some time away may broaden your perspective on a current idea and bring about an exciting outcome. Cutting somebody’s hair in a dream suggests a wish for control in a relationship, quite likely with a work colleague.

If your hair is being cut in a dream it is possible that you believe an idea of yours has been stolen and resentment is consequently building within you.

To be styling, combing or grooming your own hair or a loved one’s hair, implies special care is being given or needs to be given to an important undertaking in your waking life. Smelling hair in a dream is a message of secrets.

To be enjoying the aroma of hair may mean exciting and happy secrets that you will derive pleasure from.

To be dreaming of foul-smelling hair implies secrets you would rather not hear and that you are not obligated to keep. It is also a subtle reminder to refuse to keep secrets when you know it is not healthy for you to do so.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Mystic Dream Book

A visit to a place of amusement of a novel kind, or to see something which is quite new to you, is indicated.... Mystic Dream Book

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

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of more than one hamster indicates a time of bustling activity, family outings and/or small celebrations.

To dream of a hamster running on an exercise wheel implies that you may, quite literally, need to go for a regular walk or run.

To dream of a singular hamster may be suggesting that a gift of food or a parcel of groceries could mean a lot to someone you know.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of your hands says a lot about your current mood and emotion, but in particular it shows how you are connected with others and how you impact the world.

The right hand represents strength and activity; it shows the human masculine side.

The left hand represents the gentle side with generosity and femininity. In a dream you might see yourself holding hands with someone - this reflects your attachment to that person and the will to keep them close to you at all times. Dreaming of bleeding or injured hands represents a blow to your pride. Alternatively, if you dream of clasped or closed hands, it shows unity and acceptance of the current situation. It may also mean stubbornness and unwillingness to help.

To dream of having oversized hands shows success and ability to reach goals.

To dream of having hairy and rough hands shows aggressiveness and lack of tenderness.

To dream of a bloody hand implies guilty feelings over a wrong doing, which may haunt you for quite a while.

To dream of cleaning your hands in flowing water indicates worries that you wish to wash away. This is a desire to cleanse yourself from your responsibility for a given issue.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of hate denote judgment, hurt and unprocessed pain. Often hate stems from unrequited love, betrayal or a deep soul-mate connection that did not meet your needs.

The ability to hate someone is either an extreme repulsion/judgements to a person’s behavior or lifestyle. This just maybe an aspect of yourself that you have rejected. See Integration Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The hedgehog can represent nastiness and bad manners, or quite literally our inability to handle a prickly situation.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: From an emotional perspective a hinge signifies our primary emotions upon which everything hang.

A broken hinge in dreams suggests that we are quite literally ‘unhinged’ – not able to function properly emotionally.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- To be on holiday in a dream indicates a sense of relaxation and of satisfying ones own needs without having to take care of others.

2- Our need to be independent and to be responsible often comes across in dreams as a holiday Quite literally, the word means holy-dav a day set apart and we may need to heed the warning that we need time off to create space for ourselves.

3- Spiritual replenishment, rest and relaxation arc all part of a holiday.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that it is humid, suggests that you may be lacking some understanding in a situation.

The result of this is that you are feeling quite anxious about it.... My Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Depicts how you see the relationship with your husband; your relationship with your sexuality; sexual and emotional desire and pleasure; how you relate to intimacy in body, mind and spirit; habits of relationship developed with one’s father.

Example: ‘My recurring dream—some disaster is happen­ing. I try to contact the police or my husband. Can never contact either. I try ringing 999 again and again and can feel terror, and sometimes dreadful anger or complete panic. I cry, I scream and shout and never get through! Recently I have stopped trying to contact my husband. I managed once to reach him but he said he was too busy and I would have to deal with it myself. I woke in a furious temper with him and kicked him while he was still asleep’ (Mrs GS).

The husband here depicts Mrs S’s feelings of not being able to get through’ to her man. This is a common female dream theme, possibly arising from the husband not daring to express emotion or meet his panner with his own feelings.

For Mrs S this is an emergency. Although the dream dramatises it, there is still real frustration, anger, and a break in marital communica­tions.

Example: There were three of us. My husband, a male friend and 1, all nding small white enamel bikes. My husband proceeded slowly, first, with his back to us. Then my friend followed. Suddenly my friend ahead of me turned and gazed fully at me. He gave a glonous smile which lit up the whole of his face. I felt a great sense of well-being surge through me’ (Joan B).

The triangle: the example shows typical (low of feeling towards another male.

The other male here depicts

Joan’s desire to be attractive to other men. This is a danger signal unless one fully acknowledges ihe impulse.

Example: ‘I was with my husband and our three children. About 2 or 3 yards to our right stood my husband’s first wife —she died about a year before I first met him. I remember feeling she no longer minded me being with him, so I put my arms around him from the back, and felt more secure and comfortable with him’ (Mrs NS).

The first wife: the dreamer is now feeling easier about her husband’s first relationship.

The first wife represents her sense of competing for her husband’s affections, even though his ‘first woman’ was dead.

Example: ‘My dead husband came into my bedroom and got into bed with me to make love to me. I was not afraid. But owing to his sexual appetites during my married life with him I was horrified, and resisted him with all my might. On wak­ing I felt weak and exhausted.

The last time he came to me I responded to him and he never came back again. This hap­pened three times.

The last time I don’t think it was a dream. I was not asleep. I think it was his ghost’ (GL). Dead hus­band: in any experience of an apparently psychic nature, we must always remember the unconscious is a great dramatist. It can create the drama of a dream in moments. In doing so it makes our inner feelings into apparently real people and ob­jects outside us. While asleep we lightly dismiss this amazing process as a dream’. When it happens while our eyes are open or we are near waking, for some reason we call it a ghost or psychic event. Yet the dream process is obviously capable of creating total body sensations, emotions, full visual impres­sions, vocalisation—what else is a dream? On the other hand, the dream process is not dealing in pointless imaginations. Many women tend to believe they have little sexual drive, so it is easier for GL to see her drive in the form of her husband. But of course, her husband may also depict how she felt about sex in connection with his ‘sexual appetites’. It is a general rule, however, that our dream process will dramatise into a past life, or a psychic’ experience, emotions linked with trauma or sexual drive which we find difficult to meet in the present.

Example: ‘I dreamt many times I lost my husband, such as not being able to find the car park where he was waiting, and seeing him go off in the distance. I wake in a panic to find him next to me in bed. These dreams persisted, and then he died quite suddenly. He was perfectly healthy at the time of the dreams and I wonder if it was a premonition of me really losing him’ (Mrs AD). Cannot find husband: many middle aged women dream of ‘losing’ their husband while out with him, perhaps shopping, or walking in a town somewhere. Sometimes the dream ponrays him actually killed. Mrs AD wonders if her dream was a premonition. It is more likely a form of practising the loss, so it does not come as such a shock.

The greatest shocks occur when we have never even considered the event—such as a young child losing its mother, an event it has never practised, not even in fantasy, so has no inbuilt shock absorbers. As most of us know, men tend to die before women, and this information is in the mind of middle-aged married women. Mrs AD may have uncon­sciously observed slight changes in her husband’s body and behaviour, and therefore readied herself.

Other woman’s husband: one’s own husband, feelings about that man, desire for a non-committed relationship with less responsibility. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

If one has painful memories which are never cleared, or feelings of anger or resentment which are held within, these will often be shown in a dream as an illness or infection; a collapse of one’s confidence, or the uprising of fears and depression can also be shown as illness. Also occa­sionally depicts the way we attempt to get love or attention, by being ill; sometimes relates to our actual physical body, but quite rarely; also may show our intuitions about the physical condition of someone else. See infection; body. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Mystic Dream Book

Great good fortune.

To a lover, it is quite exceptionally fortunate.... Mystic Dream Book

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Paralysis

1- Immobility in a dream can be extremely frightening. This feeling very often occurs as the dreamer is beginning to learn more about themselves.

A feeling of oppression and of not being able to move usually indicates that the dreamer needs to, quite literally; sit still and be immobile within their ordinary everyday lives. They need to achieve a kind of stillness which is foreign to most people, and therefore initially- frightening. while later on it can be a state of peace and tranquillity.

2- To be immobilised in a dream usually indicates that we have created circumstances around us which are now beginning to trap us. We need to remain absolutely still until we have decided what the appropriate action needs to be, and then we can move forward in an appropriate way. Often such a dream comes when we arc facing the darker side of ourselves that which could be called evil.

A superhuman effort needs to be made to overcome what is holding us down.

3- The Unconditioned State, the Liberated Self. Immobility in this sense is dynamic stillness.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

If your dream relates to real-life experiences with incest, you need to seek professional counseling.

If you have not experienced incest but dream about it, you are probably in a phase in your life where you are not quite a child and not quite an adult, and thus the dream may be symbolic of the merging of the childlike and mature qualities within yourself.... My Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

As can be seen from the entry on hypnosis, the dream process is quite amenable to suggestion and conscious influence. It is probably most helpful to think of this action as similar to the process of memory. In seeking information from memory we hold a question or idea in consciousness, the resulting associated memories or information being largely spontaneous.

The question held directs what information is taken from the enormous pool of memory.

A question might even call together scattered pieces of information which are then put together into a new composite, a new realisation. So the process is not only recall of existing memory, but also creative. It may also access skills, such as the ability to sub­tract one number from another. Because of these factors our conscious queries can influence the process of dreaming, causing them to respond. As dreams have access to our full memory, our creative potential as well as learnt skills, such response to concerns or queries are often of great value.

To make use of this, first consider the query as fully as possible while awake. Look at it from as many viewpoints as possible, talk it over with others. Make note of the areas that are already clear, and what still remains to be clarified. Just before going to sleep, use imagery to put your question to your unconscious resources. Imagine standing before a circle of gentle light—a symbol of one’s total self—and ask it for the information sought. Then, as if you have asked a question of a wise friend, create a relaxed state as if listening for the consid­ered reply. In most cases, dreams which follow will in some way be a response to what is sought, though not necessarily in the way imagined. See dream process as computer; creativity and problem solving in dreams. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Pen

1- Since very few people now use fountain pens, the significance of ink on a physical level is no longer quite so valid. Formerly in dreams it suggested the ability to communicate in a lucid fashion. Il was also an instrument of ‘torture’ for children and would often appear in dreams in later life.

2- On a more intellectual level, ink signifies the ability to transcribe and understand knowledge in a more sophisticated way.

3- More spiritually, ink has significance, particularly in magical practices, when it was used to reflect powers which were outside the norm. In written magical spells it was necessary to use particular inks in order to achieve the required results.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Since very few people now use fountain pens, the significance of ink on a physical level is no longer quite so valid. As a child, learning the art of handwriting could be difficult and pen and ink thus became ‘instruments of torture’ and can often appear as such in difficult dreams in later life. Formerly in dreams, ink also suggested the ability to communicate in a lucid fashion.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Little Giant Encyclopedia

A joke works because it shows situations in a new perspective. Perhaps you should re-examine your rigid perspective. Don’t take life quite so seriously, and let the soul be a source of joy.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: When a woman dreams of a keyhole without the key she will be conscious of her own vulnerability. In a man’s dream he will need to look at the sensitivities of people around him. Not being able to find the keyhole suggests he has not yet quite understood those sensitivities either in personal or work relationships.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Mystic Dream Book

Should you dream you knock with your Knuckles, unrequited affections.... Mystic Dream Book

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of a ladder being raised for you to ascend to some height, your energetic and nervy qualifications will raise you into prominence in business affairs.

To ascend a ladder, means prosperity and unstinted happiness.

To fall from one, denotes despondency and unsuccessful transactions to the tradesman, and blasted crops to the farmer.

To see a broken ladder, betokens failure in every instance.

To descend a ladder, is disappointment in business, and unrequited desires.

To escape from captivity, or confinement, by means of a ladder, you will be successful, though many perilous paths may intervene.

To grow dizzy as you ascend a ladder, denotes that you will not wear new honors serenely. You are likely to become haughty and domineering in your newly acquired position. See Hill, Ascend, or Fall.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

The Way of Dreams and Visions

General Meaning: Your ability to sustain and strengthen yourself through your own will. Positive: Before the days of airplanes and cars, your best bet was to find yourself a healthy horse or if you could not afford it, your legs just had to do! • Your legs speak of your ability to get yourself from one place to another. Your very will to push ahead. As humans we continually strive forward.

• This scripture could not said it any better: • Psalms 147:10 He delights not in the strength of the horse: he takes not pleasure in the legs of a man.

• When this ability is submitted to the Lord, we are able to run the race (Heb 12:1) that He has set before us. However when you leave the Lord out of it, you will find yourself becoming tripped up.

• If you dream of your legs being strengthened, it means that the Lord is going to strengthen your ability to get the job done! He has set a race before you and He intends for you to win it, but with His help!

Negative:

Only those that have been through it understand the concept of a “leg- breaking” experience. In training the prophets, we try to familiarize them with it as soon as possible. It is a process where the Lord continually tries to bring a certain area to death in you.

• The Leg-Breaking Experience • However as you continue to push through on your own and try to do things your own way, you end up like these two poor fellows: • John 19:32 Then the soldiers came, and broke the legs of the first, and of the other one who was crucified with him.

• You will note that Jesus legs were not broken. He knew when to yield and He gave up His spirit willingly.

If you dream that your legs are being broken, it means that the Lord is going to bring your will to complete death • The pressure will come from circumstances and the world, just as the Roman soldiers were the olds to break the legs of the thieves.

• Lame Legs • To be lame means that your will has been taken away from you. You have given up on life and you do not try to push forward any longer. This is quite negative and is a very good picture of someone who has fallen into depression.

• Proverbs 26:7 The legs of the lame are of no use: so [is] a parable in the mouth of fools.

• Jesus took time during His ministry to heal the lame and is still doing it today. No matter how weak you feel or how much has been taken from you, the Lord is here to restore you to full strength!

See also:

Ankle, Back, Feet.... The Way of Dreams and Visions

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- To dream of a leper suggests that we are aware of some aspcct of ourselves that we feel to be unclean. We feci that we have been rejected by society without quite knowing why. We may also feci that we have been contaminated in some wav.

2- If we are caring for a leper we need to attend to those parts of ourselves we consider unclean, rather than trying to dispose of them.

If the leper is offering us something, it may be that we have a lesson to learn about humility.

3- Spiritually; a leper in a dream can suggest that we are having to deal with a moral dilemma which takes us away from compassion and caring.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: To dream of a leper suggests that we are aware of some aspect of ourselves that we feel to be unclean. We feel that we have been rejected by society without quite knowing why. We may also feel that we have been contaminated in some way.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Shop

1- Dreaming that we are in a market indicates our ability to cope with everyday life, of being able to relate to people, but particularly to relate to crowds. It is also the place of buying and selling and therefore often gives us some sort of indication as to how we value our various attributes, whether we have something to sell or whether we arc buying.

2- A market is a bustling, happy place and to dream of one may indicate that we need to look after ourselves more and to spend time with more people. It could also suggest that we need to become more commercial in the work that we are doing, or perhaps to be more creatively influenced, rather than doing something purely and simply because it is commercial thus it has quite an ambivalent meaning.

3- A marketplace can be viewed as a place of spiritual exchange in dreams. We can establish a balance between our everyday reality and our spiritual or inner world.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: A market is a bustling, happy place and to dream of one may indicate that we need to look after ourselves more and to spend time with more people.

An open air or farmers market suggests that we should pay more attention to the good things in life. It could also suggest that we need to become more commercial in the work that we are doing, or perhaps to be more creatively influenced, rather than doing something purely and simply because it is commercial – thus it has quite an ambivalent meaning.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

My Dream Interpretation

If you dream about drinking milk, true love is coming into your life. It may also imply your need to strengthen your ties and relationships with others.

To dream that you are choking on milk, indicates that you are being overprotected.

If you dreamed of sour milk, you will be tormented by small problems and annoyances.

To dream of warm or hot milk means you will have to struggle for quite a while before accomplishing your rise to fame and/or fortune.

To dream that you are bathing in milk is a positive omen, symbolizing a stable circle of loyal and caring friends.... My Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Reflection

1- Dreaming of a mirror suggests concern over one’s self-image. We are worried as to what others think of us, and need self-examination in order to function correctly.

There may be some anxiety over ageing or health.

2- To be looking in a mirror can signify trying to look behind us without letting others know what we are doing. We may have a concern over past behaviour. We mav also need to ‘reflect’ on something we have done or said. When the image in the mirror is distorted we are having a problem in understanding ourselves. When the mirror image speaks to us we should be listening more closely to our inner selves.

3- The mirror suggests self- realisation which reflects wisdom. As a means of understanding oneself on a deeper level, we can set up a dialogue in real life between one’s mirror image and oneself. Many of the insights gained can be quite startling.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The mirror in dreams suggests self-realization, which reflects spiritual wisdom. As a means of understanding ourselves on a deeper level, we can set up a dialogue in real life between our mirror image and ourselves. Many of the insights gained can be quite startling. As a symbol in dreams it allows us to search our self-image and make whatever changes are necessary.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Having frequent dreams about a monk might be a sign that someone will help you deal with the troubles in your life. From a spiritual point of view, a monk might represent your inner guide.

If a man dreams about a monk: don’t take sexual energies quite so seriously; use them instead to mobilize your intellectual power.

Depth Psychology: Worldly matters no longer interest you; you are striving for wisdom and faith or are in search of a spiritual guide. See Cloister, Gum, Nun.... Dreamers Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

For a young woman to dream of crossing a mountain in company with her cousin and dead brother, who was smiling, denotes she will have a distinctive change in her life for the better, but there are warnings against allurements and deceitfulness of friends.

If she becomes exhausted and refuses to go further, she will be slightly disappointed in not gaining quite so exalted a position as was hoped for by her.

If you ascend a mountain in your dreams, and the way is pleasant and verdant, you will rise swiftly to wealth and prominence.

If the mountain is rugged, and you fail to reach the top, you may expect reverses in your life, and should strive to overcome all weakness in your nature.

To awaken when you are at a dangerous point in ascending, denotes that you will find affairs taking a flattering turn when they appear gloomy. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- We may be denying, or trying to control, a part of our own nature that we do not trust. We may also have feelings about other people which can only be safely expressed in dreams.

If we ourselves are being murdered a part of our lives is completely out of balance and we are being destroyed by external circumstances.

2- To be angry enough to kill suggests that we arc still holding some kind of childhood anger, since it is quite natural for a child to wish somebody dead.

If we are trying to murder somebody else in a dream, we first need to understand what that person represents to us before recognising the violence of our own feelings.

3- Wilful destruction is the relevant symbol here. Spiritually we need to take a look at what is in our path.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: To be angry enough to kill suggests that we are still holding some kind of childhood anger, since it is quite natural for a child to wish somebody dead.

If we are trying to murder somebody else in a dream, we first need to understand what that person represents to us before recognizing the violence of our own feelings.

To dream of a murderer suggests that we are conscious of violence around us.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Language of Dreams

(see Hammer, Tools)

Someone who is being, or trying to be, impenetrable and rugged (e.g., “tough as nails”).

The ability and wherewithal to hold things together. What objects get nailed together in this case is quite significant.

Being unjustly accused and sentenced (as Christ) by those around you, often a peer group. Alternatively, being caught in an untruth or illegal activity (e.g., “getting nailed”).

Discovering an underlying, fundamental truth or reality (e.g., “nailing it down”).

Correctly interpreting something that your Higher Self, others, or the Universe has been trying to communicate (e.g., “hitting the nail on the head”).

Nails have a piercing quality that can be useful or harmful. Is there a relationship in your life right now that seems painfully binding?

Nails that are not flush with the woodwork represent those unseen snags in life. These can delay progress until you free yourself.... The Language of Dreams

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Circular connection, often spiritual (as in rosary or prayer beads).

2. Social or official status, influence.

3. Attaining requited love. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: From a purely mundane perspective a nomination is quite literally a naming, so a dream where this occurs may have a great deal to do with who we think we are.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreamers Dictionary

(as in suckling)

Depth Psychology: If you are being suckled at your mothers breast: you arc either undergoing quite immature emotions, or an old memory is surfacing. In addition, this dream could be a sign of dependence (on your mother or others), which is becoming an issue. See Baby.... Dreamers Dictionary

New American Dream Dictionary

Odd shape signifies something is not quite right in what the dreamer is observing. ... New American Dream Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

We are each obsessed in some degree. Few of us could walk down our road nude, or maybe even without shoes and socks. We take such obsessions for granted and accept them as norms, so we do not feel mentally unbalanced. When a similar power of feeling leads us to behaviour outside the norm we face our own doubts about ourself. Obsession in dreams may illustrate some anxiety, drive or desire which is leading us beyond our accepted norm, or the obsession may be used to escape the real feelings, such as childhood pain, or adult conflict and entrapment.

In past cultures the ideas or fears which obsess us would have been described as an evil spirit or ghost taking over the person. This is because the irrational obsession takes hold of us against our will, so this is quite an accurate image.

The obsessing factor may still appear in present day dreams in the form of a spirit or demon. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

The Language of Dreams

(see Animals)

Being entangled by a very possessive personality.

Many hands make light work. Have you sought out assistance from those you know are capable of helping you right now?

An alternative figure for the number eight, a wheel, and a circle.

Inconsistency of words or actions, especially when you feel pressured.

The octopus, like the chameleon, changes color under stress.

Deceiving others through appearance. Both Pliny and Aristotle hypothesized that the octopus changed its colors to fool its prey.

Creativity gone awry. In oceanic cultures, the octopus holds a place in creation myths, but often those that don’t come out quite right.... The Language of Dreams

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

The past; the different lives we have lived—baby, youth, lover, parent, provider, what is es­tablished and well worn; tradition and wisdom of folklore.

Example: I am standing in a bookshop. It is a long estab­lished business. As I look at the books I find two which are about the life of Christ. They are leather bound and handwnt- ten—quite ancient. Both seem to me to be about the author’s own inner life. I believe one is written from a religious view­point and the other from a more occult one. I am not attracted to either’ (Bill O). Bill is looking back on past attitudes, one religious, one occult, which had been big parts of his life. Old people: wisdom, mother or father, past experience; traditions; old age, death. Old building: past way of life; former life with family or another person. Old things, furniture: past or out­worn ways of life or activities. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Chopping onions can signify an attempt to increase the energy available to us in some way. We quite literally want to ensure that we have allowed the essence of our being to permeate throughout our lives. As a reflection of the various levels of understanding we explore as we mature, the onion provides an apt symbol.

If the onion is dried or dried up we have to make more emotional effort to understand.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreamers Dictionary

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.... Dreamers Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- An orgy relates to a tremendous release of energy which can take place when we give ourselves permission to access our own sexuality.

This permission will often be given subconsciously first, and can be expressed in dreams more fully than we would allow ourselves lo do in everyday life.

To dream of an orgy can also highlight the way we relate to other people.

The need for other people lo love and understand us is quite strong and, when seen as an orgy, can perhaps indicate that we are afraid of loss of control.

2- Often our dreams will express a difficulty or blockage we may have in any one area of our lives. Since most people’s self-image is very- much connected with their sexuality, dreaming of an orgy can indicate the way in which we can release the blocked energy. Behaviour which would not necessarily be appropriate in ordinary everyday life can be used in dreams to balance the difficulty.

3- Spiritual excess.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: An orgy relates to a tremendous release of energy, which can take place when we give ourselves permission to access our own basic passion. This permission will often be given subconsciously first, and can be expressed in dreams more fully than we would allow ourselves to do in everyday life.

To dream of an orgy can also highlight the way we relate to other people.

The need for other people to love and understand us is quite strong and, when seen as an orgy, can perhaps indicate that we are afraid of loss of control.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

For many people the Oriental or Eastern way of life is seen as being very exotic. Dreaming of this may- give us access to that part of us which becomes suppressed by the demands of everyday life.

The Oriental way of life appears to be more gentle and perhaps more intuitive than the Western. In dreams we tend to link with that side of ourselves which has access to wisdom and clarity. This tends to be quite a feminine way of working, so the figure often appears as an oriental woman (also see Woman in People).

3- Transcendental wisdom.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Depth Psychology: Dreaming about being an orphan: you feel unloved, rejected, and lonely. You don’t quite know where you belong or whom to trust. You are looking for safety and security.

The rest of the dream is important; you might find a solution.

See Abandonment, Child, Loneliness, Parents. Outer Office

Vision: Sitting in an outer office: whatever you have planned, have courage and keep on going—don’t second-guess yourself.

Depth Psychology: Providing you haven’t set your goals too high, you will succeed. See Secretary.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

We are preserving or, quite literally, locking up our spiritual integrity sometimes for future use.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: It is quite natural for us to seek partnership, and in dreams both men and women will dream of duality as a way of sorting out emotional and spiritual complementary aspects. You might like to consult the entries for numbers and partner / partnerships for further clarification.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: When we receive a parcel in a dream, we are being made aware of something we have experienced but not explored. At this stage, we do not quite know what the potential of the ‘gift’ is, but by exploration can find this out.

If the address is wrong or we discover that the parcel is not for us we have probably some doubts about our own abilities. When we are sending a parcel or package we are sending our energy out into the world.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Address

1- When we receive a parcel in a dream, we are being made aware of something we have experienced but not explored. At this stage, we do not quite know what the potential of the gift is, but by exploration can find this out. When we are sending a parcel or package we arc sending our energy out into the world.

2- Parcels and packages in dreams can also represent the gifts that one receives from others. It can often be important to note who is actually giving us the gift, whether it is being directly received from the person concerned or whether we are simply aware who the donor is and that it is something that we can receive with joy.

3- Parcels and packages can suggest latent potential and gifts or skills.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Encyclopedia of Dreams

To dream of your parents could be quite an involved thing and must be sorted out by consulting the rest of your dream. By and large the dream of a father is a dream symbol of authority which this parent has held over you, it could also represent power, or strength, or discipline.

A dream of a mother is usually a dream that foretells a happy conclusion concerning a love interest as a mother represents love, protection, and nourishment of the body or the spirit.

If a deceased parent speaks to you in a dream you will have some very good luck. Unfortunately to dream of parents in law you will soon become involved in an embarrassing situation.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

Dream Explanations of Astro Center

The “City of Lights.” If you, in fact, live in Paris, the location of the dream has little meaning, but if you don’t, it’s quite significant.

Paris has for two millennia been considered a major center of culture and enlightenment for the entire Western world.

To dream of being in Paris, strolling through the Louvre or the Musee d’Orsay or attending the Opera, therefore, indicates a time of learning, cultural appreciation. Visiting the great Cathedrals such as Notre Dame or Sacre Coeur implies spiritual progress.

Paris is also considered one of the happiest cities in the world. Dreaming of visiting the clubs or artistes of Montmartre or the Latin Quarter indicates an increased social life and happy times ahead.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

For a man the penis represents more than simply his sexual appetite. It depicts the whole drive of life through his glandular system which develops the body type he has, pre­disposes his body towards male sexual characteristics; brings a cenain creative explosiveness to his personality, creates urges towards fatherhood and loving his woman, with con­nected desires to supply the needs of family if he is emotion­ally healthy.

The positive aspect of the penis/masculinity is for him to demand his woman meets his maleness, his canng aggression, his sexual desire, with her own fiery energy and strength. In general, direct reference to sexual feelings, fears, or problems. As these can be quite complex several examples are given below.

Example: ‘So for the third time I held the woman and made love.

The woman’s vagina was like a (lower, I don’t mean to look at, but in physical sensation. My penis felt like it was penetrating petals of flesh and touching with great plea­sure a central receptive area I was left with the feeling of being able to make love again and again without any negative effects. It was a very positive and healthy feeling’ (John T). John is feeling confident about his sexual drive. Although a powerful drive, subtle feelings and fears have an intense influ­ence not only on the pleasure of sex, but also the response of the physical organs.

The relationship with the penis and sex act in one s dream shows what fears, hurts or attitudes are influencing the sexual flow. See castration.

In a woman’s dream, one’s relationship with, desire for, a mate; relationship with one’s own male self—ambition, work capability, aggression, intellect; depicts the relationship with, genital sexuality with, one’s panner. As with Sally in the next example, the events in the dream define the problem or rela­tionship. Example: ‘My lover Terry, myself and another woman are all on our bed.

The other woman seemed very sure of herself and kissed Terry in a very intimate way, he doing the same to her as I lay very near to both of them. Then Terry stuck his bottom in the air and staned to lick my chest and breast. I found myself licking around the penis, felt I was under some kind of pressure from both the other two to do so but didn’t feel too shattered as I did it with love for Terry, but I had a bitter taste in my mouth’ (Sally P). In talking about this dream Sally said she often struggled with what she wanted and what her panner wanted in sex. She might go along with his needs, but not find it palatable. Even if she did do it with some love, it might have a bad taste in her mouth*.

Example: T felt as if I were as one with Terry and I realised he was trying to make a journey into his mother s vagina, as his penis. Her vagina looked like a long dark tunnel and was threatening to him. I said, “You haven’t given your mother satisfaction and you say you will not.” Then he was really smashed up in body. Withdrawing into a garden with a high green hedge. I took a leaf from the hedge and began to pull it apan with my hands. Terry said, “Look what you are doing, teasing me.” I felt withdrawal wasn’t the way and staned to follow him, walking alongside the hedge. I said, “It feels like you are strangling me, so why don’t you do it and kill me?” (We have been going through a lot of sexual withdrawal, Terry saying his sexuality was his to do with as he wanted.)’ (Sally P). This second dream of Sally’s is a shrewd summing up of Terry’s sexual fears. In fact Terry suffered a great deal of anxi­ety about sex, and later uncovered the son of fear and desire to avoid giving his mother satisfaction in becoming a full blooded man shown in the dream. Our unconscious is a very capable psychologist, and while Terry in Sally’s dream repre­sents her insights regarding him—and must not be seen as a statement of fact about Terry—such insights are often enor­mously useful in dealing with relationship difficulties.

Example: ‘Was in a house with my wife. Outside the door was something which wanted to come into her—an invisible being. We were frightened and it said “Do not be afraid, I want you to put your penis in your wife and wait for me to activate you. In that way you will form a body for me.” I woke and realised the dream was moving me to parenthood. Al­ready having three children I realised this would mean an­other 20 years of responsibility. Nevertheless my wife and I made love. Two weeks later I dreamt my wife was pregnant with a son. In fact nine months later she bore a son’ (Nigel I). In this interesting dream sequence the penis is Nigel’s drive to be a father. See castrate; bed; knob; pole; reptiles; sausage; examples in flower and tunnel. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Several people in dream: not feeling lonely; involve­ment of many aspects of oneself in what is being dreamt about; social ability. Large crowds: enormous involvement of self in issue, one’s relationship or feelings about the social environment one lives in; in groups we have a feeling of being looked at or on view—how we relate to that may be depicted by what we are doing in the dream group. See party; roles.

Example: ‘I was outdoors with a group of people acting as leader. We were in the middle of a war situation with bullets playing around us. Maybe aeroplanes were also attacking. I was leading the group from cover to cover, avoiding the bul­lets’ (Paul W). Despite feeling attacked, either by external events, or from inner conflicts, Paul is using leadership skills to deal with his own fears and tendencies.

If a friend told us he had just had an argument with his wife and was going to leave her, we might sit down and counsel them by listening and helping them to son out the hun feelings from their long- term wishes. We might point out they had felt this way before, but it passed—in other words give feedback they had missed. In a similar way, our various emotions and drives often need this son of skill employed by ourself. This unifies us, leading to coping skills as in Paul’s dream.

Example: Walking alone through a small town. I was heading for a place that a group of people, in a street parallel to mine, were also heading for.

A person from the group tried to persuade me that the right way to get to the place was along the street the group was walking. I knew the street did not matter, only the general direction.

The person was quite dis­turbed by my independence. It made him or her feel uncenain co have their leader apparently questioned. I felt uncenain too for a moment’ (Ivor S).

A group of people, as in Ivor’s dream, can also depict how one meets the pressure of social norms. As social relationship is one of the most imponant factors outside personal survival—and survival depends upon it— such dreams help us to clarify our individual contact with society. Human beings have an unconscious but highly devel­oped sense of the psychological social environment. Ivor’s dream shows something we are all involved in—how we are relating to humans collectively. Are we in conflict with group behaviour and direction? Do we conform, but perhaps have conflict with our individual drives? Do we find a way between the opposites? Much of our response is laid down in child­hood and remains unconscious unless we review it.

In some dreams, a group of people represent what is meant by the word God. This may sound unlikely, but the uncon­scious, because it is highly capable of synthesis, often looks at humanity as a whole. Collectively humanity has vast creative and destructive powers which intimately affect us as individu­als. Collectively it has performed miracles which, looked at as an individual, appear impossible. How could a little human being build the Great Pyramid, or a space shuttle? The Bible echoes this concept in such phrases as Whatever you do to the least of one of these, you do to me. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing other people committing perjury-: through no fault of your own you are dealing with a disaster and looking for help. You are committing perjury: the dilemma you are facing is of your own making. See Oath.

Depth Psychology: Your present difficulty can be remedied easily if you are completely open. Committing perjury: you would like to solve a problem, but by not quite legal means.... Dreamers Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- It depends whether the pin is holding something together or is being used to pierce us, or an object, in our dreams.

If it is holding something together it indicates the emotional connections or bonds we use.

If it is piercing an object a trauma is suggested, although it may be quite small.

2- Occasionally in a dream we are reminded of a feeling we have in everyday life.

To experience a feeling of pins and needles in our dream suggests that we are not ensuring an adequate How of energy in a situation around us.

3- We may not be able to solve a spiritual difficulty immediately.

A temporary solution may be necessary and this can be symbolised by the use of a pin.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: It depends whether the pin is holding something together or is being used to pierce us, or an object, in our dreams.

If it is holding something together it indicates the emotional connections or bonds we use.

If it is piercing an object a trauma is suggested, although it may be quite small.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Language of Dreams

(see Forest, Trees)

The scent of pine in a dream reflects either a need for cleansing and purification of some type, or refreshment for one’s energy.

The scent of pine was regularly used in sick rooms for both purposes.

Long lasting results from your labors. Pine trees stay green through the winter, implying immortality.

Sticky situations, clingy emotions, or barbed conversations: Pine needles are quite sharp and often bear tack}’ sap that seems to get on everything with which they come in contact. Are you being likewise prickly or stick)’ in the way you deal with people or a particular circumstance?... The Language of Dreams

Ariadne's Book of Dream

The intriguing detective who originated in the Peter Sellers’ movie and later was develops d as a cartoon character represents the act of stumbling upon the truth quite accidentally. He may point to a snoop who is digging around in your personal business.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: As planning is such an integral part of business life today, the image or idea will surface in dreams quite frequently. When a plan or plans are dropped in a dream the significance is obvious.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

My Dream Interpretation

If you dream of being in an old-fashioned theater, you will have pleasure in the company of new friends. You will probably find that things in your life run quite smoothly shortly after this dream.

If you dream of watching a play in a theatre, one of your male friends is interested in a more romantic relationship with you. You may date him for social reasons, even if you don’t like him that way.

If you dream that you are acting in a play, these happy times will be interrupted by something annoying.

If you applaud and laugh at a theatre, you will avoid responsibility to chase after your whims. Dreaming of being an actor/actress can also mean that you have been dishonest, with others or yourself.

If it’s a pleasant dream, lying has worked in your favor, but it could have bad consequences. Watching actors in a dream means you feel out of control. Meeting an actor warns of a false friend coming into your life.

If you have trouble getting to or from a play in your dream, or if there are upsetting or weird scenes in the play, you will be confronted with unpleasant surprises.

If you have to escape from a theater in your dream, because of a fire or another danger, it is a signal that you will engage in a risky enterprise in real life.... My Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To find a pocketbook filled with bills and money in your dreams, you will be quite lucky, gaining in nearly every instance your desire.

If empty, you will be disappointed in some big hope.

If you lose your pocketbook, you will unfortunately disagree with your best friend, and thereby lose much comfort and real gain. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Swimming in a pond: stay away from mysterious com- panv; people may not be quite what they seem. Seeing a pond with clear water: you will find a new friend.

Depth Psychology: The pond is a place where secret hopes and passions reside. You are not yet ready to admit diem to yourself because they are like “forbidden fruit”! Look at the rest of the symbols in the dream. See Lake, Water.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Using face powder: your conscience is not quite clear. Spilling powder: you want to make up for something but without success. See .Makeup. Depth Psychology: See Face.... Dreamers Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To be out in a clear shower of rain, denotes that pleasure will be enjoyed with the zest of youth, and prosperity will come to you.

If the rain descends from murky clouds, you will feel alarmed over the graveness of your undertakings.

To see and hear rain approaching, and you escape being wet, you will succeed in your plans, and your designs will mature rapidly.

To be sitting in the house and see through the window a downpour of rain, denotes that you will possess fortune, and passionate love will be requited.

To hear the patter of rain on the roof, denotes a realization of domestic bliss and joy. Fortune will come in a small way.

To dream that your house is leaking during a rain, if the water is clear, foretells that illicit pleasure will come to you rather unexpectedly; but if filthy or muddy, you may expect the reverse, and also exposure.

To find yourself regretting some duty unperformed while listening to the rain, denotes that you will seek pleasure at the expense of another’s sense of propriety and justice.

To see it rain on others, foretells that you will exclude friends from your confidence.

For a young woman to dream of getting her clothes wet and soiled while out in a rain, denotes that she will entertain some person indiscreetly, and will suffer the suspicions of friends for the unwise yielding to foolish enjoyments.

To see it raining on farm stock, foretells disappointment in business, and unpleasantness in social circles. Stormy rains are always unfortunate. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

The Complete Dream Book

If you dream of sitting indoors and watching a violent rain storm outside, it is a sign that your love will be requited.... The Complete Dream Book

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The idea of keeping spiritual records is quite a powerful one. These may range from the akashic records, an accounting of our personal thoughts words and actions in a cosmic sense, through to keeping notes of our own progress as we travel the spiritual path.

The first is an idea that exists in most religions in one form or another and the latter allows us to take full responsibility for who we are and also to chart our progress.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: ‘An old woman with a very pink, lined face, and wearing a clashing red hat, knelt close to my face.

The woman leaned forward to poke my hand, and I recoiled, screaming myself awake (Joy S). Even where red appears quite casually in a dream, as with the hat in the example, there is frequently fear, screaming, horror or a sense of danger in the same dream. Less frequently, red represents blood, menstruation; the biological life force; conception; death. Red face: anger; high emotion. Red bnck building : homeliness, warmth. Red furniture or decor plush; richness. Red flowers: love, passion, dangers of passion. Red clothes or motif: sexu­ality, passion; strong emotions. Red and grey together : emo­tions connected with depression. Rose pink, love. Pale pink: baby feelings; weakness. Idioms: see red; in the red; red car­pet; red light district; red faced. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

In most ancient cultures, consider­ation and even veneration of dreams played a great pan. Some groups felt that dream life was more real and imponant than waking life. Not only were dreams looked to for information about hunting (Eskimo groups), but also for ways of healing physical and psychological ills (Greek dream temples) and insights into the medicinal properties of herbs, barks and clays (African tribal witchdoctors). Common to most of these groups, and evident in the Old Testament, was also the sense that through dreams one had awareness of the transcendental or supersensible. St Peter’s dream of the sheet and unclean animals was a turning point in the history of western socicty —as was Constantine’s dream of his victory if he used the symbol of Christianity.

At its most fundamental, the human religious sense emerges out of several factors. One is the awareness of ex­isting amidst external and internal forces of nature which cause us to feel vulnerable and perhaps powerless. Such natu­ral processes as illness, death, growth and decay, earthquakes, the seasons, confront us with things which are often beyond our ability to control. Considenng the information and re­sources of the times, one of religion’s main functions in the past was the attempted control of the ‘uncertain’ factors in human life, and help towards psychological adjustment to vali­ne rability. Religions were the first social programmes aiding the human need for help and support towards emotional, mental, physical and social health and maturity. Even if prim­itive, such programmes helped groups of people to gain a common identity and live in reasonable harmony together. Like a computer program which is specific to a particular business, such programmes were specific to a particular group, and so are outdated in today’s need for greater integra­tion with other races. Religions also offered some sort of con­cept of and connection with the roots of being.

Example: ‘For two nights running I have dreamt the same nightmare. I am in a chapel walking down the first flight of several flights of steps when I hear loud noises behind me. I am told to run, being warned of the soldiers who ride the cavalry horses nght down the steps, and who run you over if you are in their way.

The horses are fierce and they absolutely race down the steps at the same time every day, and you literally have to lock yourself away in a nearby room which is a long way down the chapel. I ran into the room hearing the pounding of the horses’ hooves. It was a terrible pandemo­nium in that chapel. In the room were school children the same age as me and some perhaps younger’ (Maria H). Maria, who is 16, in describing her dream says she had recently been confronted with whether to have a sexual relationship with her boyfriend. Religion, represented by the chapel, is Maria’s way of locking out her powerful sexual urges. Many dreams show that religion, as a set of beliefs, is used as a way of avoiding anxiety in the face of life’s uncertainties.

For many people, the rigid belief system helps them to avoid uncertainty in making decisions.

Dreams also portray and define the aspect of human expe­rience in which we sense a kinship with all life forms. This is the side of spiritual expenence through which we find a con­nection with the roots of our being. While awake we might see the birth of a colt and feel the wonder of emergence and newness; the struggle to stand up and survive, the miracle of physical and sexual power which can be accepted or feared. In looking in the faces of fellow men and women we see something of what they have done in this strange and painful wonder we call life. We see whether they have been crushed by the forces confronting them; whether they have become ngid; or whether, through some common miracle, they have been able to carry into their mature years the laughter, the crying, the joy, the ability to feel pain, that are the very signs of life within the human soul. These things are sensed by us all, but seldom organised into a comprehensive view of life, and an extraction of meaning. Often it is only in our dreams, through the ability the unconscious has to draw out the signif­icance of such widely divergent expenences, that we glimpse the unity behind phenomena which is an essential of spiritual life, i.e. we all have a life, we breathe, we have come from a mother, so share a universal experience.

Example: To quote J.B. Priestley from his book Rain Upon Godshill: ‘Just before I went to Amenca, dunng the exhausting weeks when I was busy with my Time Plays, I had such a dream, and I think it left a greater impression on my mind than any experience I had ever known before, awake or in dreams, and said more to me about this life than any book I have ever read.

The setting of the dream was quite simple, and owed something to the fact that not long before my wife had visiied the lighthouse here at St Catherine’s to do some bird ringing. I dreamt I was standing at the top of a very high tower, alone, looking down upon myriads of birds all flying in one direction; every kind of bird was there, all the birds in the world. It was a noble sight, this vast aerial river of birds. But now in some mysterious fashion the gear was changed, and time speeded up, so that I saw generations of birds, watched them break their shells, flutter into life, mate, weaken, falter and die. Wings grew only to crumble; bodies were sleek, and then, in a flash bled and shrivelled; and death struck every­where at every second. What was the use of all this blind struggle towards life, this eager trying of wings, this hurried mating, this flight and surge, all this gigantic meaningless ef­fort? As I stared down, seeming to see every creature’s ignoble little history almost at a glance, I felt sick at heart. It would be better if not one of them, if not one of us, had been bom, if the struggle ceased for ever. I stood on my tower, still alone, desperately unhappy. But now the gear was changed again, and the time went faster still, and it was rushing by at such a rate, that the birds could not show any movement, but were like an enormous plain sown with feathers. But along this plain, flickering through the bodies themselves, there now passed a sort of white flame, trembling, dancing, then hurry­ing on; and as soon as I saw it I knew that this white flame was life itself, the very quintessence of being; and then it came to me, in a rocket burst of ecstasy, that nothing mattered, nothing could ever matter, because nothing else was real but this quivering and hurrying lambency of being. Birds, men and creatures not yet shaped and coloured, all were of no account except so far as this flame of life travelled through them. It left nothing to mourn over behind it, what I had thought was tragedy was mere emptiness or a shadow show; for now all real feeling was caught and purified and danced on ecstatically with the white flame of life. I had never before felt such deep happiness as I knew at the end of my dream of the tower and the birds.’

Some Nonh American Indians developed the totem out of similar processes. In one generation a person might learn to plant a seed and eat the results. Later someone might see that through fertilisation more food was produced. Still later some­one found that by irrigating, still more improvement was made. No one individual was responsible for such vital cul­tural information, and the collective information is bigger than any one person, yet individuals can partake of it and add to it.

The totem represented such subtle realities, as it might in a modem dream; as Christ might in today’s unconscious. That older cultures venerated their collective information, and that modem humans seem largely apathetic to it, shows how our ‘religion’ has degenerated. Yet utilising the power of the unconscious to portray the subtle influences which impinge upon us, and building the information gained into our re­sponse to life, is deeply important.

With the growth of authoritarian structures in western reli­gion, and the dominance of the rational mind over feeling values, dreams have been pushed into the background. With this change has developed the sense that visionary dreams were something which ‘superstitious* cultural groups had in the past. Yet thoroughly modem men and women still meet Christ powerfully in dreams and visions. Christ still appears to them as a living being.

The transcendental, the collective or universal enters their life just as frequently as ever before. Sometimes it enters with insistence and power, because a too rational mind has led to an unbalance in the psyche—a bal­ance in which the waking and rational individuality is one pole, and the feeling, connective awareness of the uncon­scious is the other.

Although it is tempting to think of the transcendent as ethereal or unreal, the religious in dreams is nearly always a symbol for the major processes of maturing in human life. We are the hero/ine who meets the dangers of life outside the womb, who faces growth, ageing and death.

The awe and deep emotions we unconsciously feel about such heroic deeds are depicted by religious emotion.

See angel; Christ, rebirth and Devil under archetypes; church; evil; fish, sea creatures; example in whale under fish, sea creatures; heaven, hell; sweets under food; dream as spiritual guide. See also hero/ine; mass; masturbation; old; paralysis; colours; sheep under animals. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Riding on a Horse: you are too vain and ambitious. Riding a Donkey: yon are making fim of others unfairly. Riding on a Camel: you are pursuing your goals with patience and poise. Riding on an Elephant: you can look forward to a pleasant adventure. Riding on a Cow: you don’t quite know where you want to go or what you want to do.

Depth Psychology: Riding might indicate your sexual desires, or a conscious effort to guide and control those desires.... Dreamers Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

One’s prevailing direction in or approach to life. This direction/approach can be either self created out of one’s own actions or decisions or arise out of other people’s or social influence; one’s predispositions; any direction you are taking, such as a love affair, a business, a new attitude; one’s public activities.

Example: My dream is of an eternal journey, which takes a road that turns into a circle or maze that is endless. Behind me is a large fat young man with blond hair. I can’t get along and he catches up with me, I say “We can’t go back we must struggle on.” He takes my wrist. I am trying to hide my fear of him and the pathway, when I wake up’ (JP). JP feels her life is something she must ‘struggle on’ with, but it is an endless circle of confusion in which she gets nowhere. This illustrates the road as a symbol of one’s approach to life. Perhaps it is her fear which creates this sense of life for her.

Example: ‘Janet my wife was cycling beside me. We came to the end of a short road. I said we should turn left, but Janet thought we ought to turn right. We got out into the middle of the road without turning either way’ (Arthur P). Crossroads, deciding which road to take: Arthur’s dream shows crossroads as depicting our many choices. Arthur’s choice involves his attempt to include his wife’s needs.

The size, richness, clean­liness, amount of people, situation of the road shows how you inwardly see either the direction chosen, or the choices con­fronting you. See crossroads.

Example: ‘Walking alone along a road through a small town. I was heading for a place that a group of people, in a street parallel to mine, were also heading for.

A person from the group tried to persuade me that the right way to get to the place was along the street the group was walking. I knew the street did not matter, only the general direction.

The person was quite disturbed by my independence. It made him or her feel uncertain to have their leader apparently questioned. I felt uncertain too for a moment. Then I walked on and came to an open stretch of ground’ (Tony C). Tony’s dream shows how roads can represent different sorts of social behaviour.

To choose one’s individual ‘road’ may be difficult, because others are so sure they know best. Patterns of behaviour such as needing an authority figure to follow are also here depicted as a road.

Road behind: the past; what you have already achieved or done. Road ahead: the future; aspects of self not yet expressed; new areas of endeavour. Fork in road: something to decide; parting from accustomed way or relationship. Unpaved road, track off to one side: going off the beaten track or being side­tracked. Lane: individual direction. Known road: one’s associ­ated feelings with that road. Running out into road: danger. Going wrong way up one way street: going against prevailing attitudes. Going out from house into road: how others see you; being in public view. Idioms: on the road to recovery, road hog; end of the road; take to the road, middle of the road; the high road to. See track. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

The learning process; what we leamt at school—not lessons but interrelationships, class structure, competitive­ness, authority, mortification, group preferences, etc.; habits of behaviour or feeling reactions developed during those years— puberty occurs at this time, and confronts us with many new feelings, choices and drives. Schoolfriend: your own attitudes developed in school, as you are meeting’ them in the present. School clothes: social attitudes or moral rules leamt at school.

Example: ‘1 am back at school on the first day of the new school year. At this point it can vary slightly, but I always feel out of place, usually because I am older than the other girls now or—most common—because my uniform is incorrect and it is time for assembly—I went to a very strict convent school. There is always some feeling of panic and quite often loneliness’ (PH). PH is still uncomfortable about who she is as a person.

The influence of the school years still nags at her, that she ought to be other than she is. Not having a nature that easily conformed, she was led to feel isolated and an alien.

Places in school: particular abilities we have. Library, our knowledge and learning ability; stored information. Gymna­sium: taking risks in learning something new; daring; physical health. Classroom: study, relationship with authority.

Example: ‘In the bathroom area, a school class was being held, so I had to wait for my bath, steam would be bad for the books. I didn’t have any soap with me but I was going to wash my hair and could use the shampoo’ (Leonie K). Leonie is getting rid of attitudes or a self image developed at school, shown as shampooing her hair.

The new attitudes of letting off steam would not have been acceptable at school.

Idioms: of the old school; tell tales out of school, old school tie; well schooled. See schoolteacher under roles. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of hearing the lonely sighing of the sea, foretells that you will be fated to spend a weary and unfruitful life devoid of love and comradeship. Dreams of the sea, prognosticate unfulfilled anticipations, while pleasures of a material form are enjoyed, there is an inward craving for pleasure that flesh cannot requite.

For a young woman to dream that she glides swiftly over the sea with her lover, there will come to her sweet fruition of maidenly hopes, and joy will stand guard at the door of the consummation of changeless vows. See Ocean. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Psycho Dream Interpretation

Any dream of searching or looking for someday or someone is an indication of personal loss or a fear of a possible loss at some future time. These dreams recur frequently, especially when “searching” for a loved one who is dead. So often the dreamer never quite sees or reaches the dream figure.... Psycho Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Any shelter signifies protection.

The human is aware of the need for a safe space, and this symbolism comes across in dreams quite strongly.

The images used could be anything from a snail shell to an umbrella. Usually dreams about shelter highlight our needs or insecurities.

2- The other image of shelter is protcctiveness that is, a more active participation in giving shelter or sanctuary.

If we are giving shelter to someone in dreams, we may be protecting a part of ourselves from hurt or difficulty.

If we arc being given shelter we are conscious of the fact that there is protective power in our lives.

3- Shelter in the spiritual sense suggests sanctuary a space wherein we will not be harmed but can be ourselves.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Any shelter signifies protection. We are all aware of the need for a safe space, and this symbolism comes across in dreams quite strongly.

The images used could be anything from a snail shell to an umbrella. Usually dreams about shelter highlight our needs or insecurities. You might also like to consult the entries for shells and umbrella.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing your sister in your dream: you are in the best of health.

If you dream that your sister has died: your life will take a turn for the worse. Saying goodbye to your sister: you will be on your own in the near future. Seeing a nun: you will receive help in a dire situation.

A woman dreaming about a nun: be more helpful to others. See Nun.

Depth Psychology: If you have a sister, the dream will reveal the real relationship you have with her. Sometimes the dream may refer to character traits that, while similar, do not quite match those of your sister. See Siblings.... Dreamers Dictionary

Mystic Dream Book

This betokens a plan which will almost succeed but not quite.... Mystic Dream Book

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Dreaming about sneezing means that you are correct in your assumption that something is not quite right after all.

Depth Psychology: Sneezing is a sign of a sudden self-cleansing process that you have initiated. Suddenly everything becomes clear, your head is clear. You have new insights or a new idea is going to solve a problem. See Nose.... Dreamers Dictionary

The Complete Dream Book

True love will be requited if you dream, of seeing a snowstorm from inside of a warm house.

If the flakes are large, your mate will be a wealthy and generous person.

If the flakes are small and powdery, it is a sign of a struggle of some kind before you will achieve happiness.... The Complete Dream Book

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing snow: some of your desires are not being fulfilled. Seeing thick snowflakes: you have to solve quite a few problems in your private life. Melting snow: you will solve a crucial problem; the whole matter is disappearing. Seeing a snowman: a warning about being indifferent and “frosty” to the people around you, or your partner may be emotionally cold.

A snowstorm; difficult times are ahead, but don’t worry—you’ll get through. See Storm.

Depth Psychology: Sleeping in the snow: things from your unconscious will be known as soon as the “snow has melted.” People who are emotionally cold often dream of snow. Seeing a snowman may symbolize aging, or cold, frozen emotions.

A snowstorm: a warning of dangers and conflicts to come, which are made worse by your emotional coldness.... Dreamers Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of spider-webs is lucky, as they foretell pleasant friendships and successful projects in your future.

If you dream of seeing the spider build its web, you will be quite happy.... My Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Stairs in Buildings

1- Steps in dreams almost invariably suggest an effort made to succeed. Going up steps suggests trying to make things better and improve them, whereas going down means going either into the past or the subconscious.

2- Steps represent changes in awareness within a project, quite literally the steps necessary. Steps also represent communication of a progressive kind.

3- There is still perceived to be a hierarchical structure in spiritual progression. We can achieve certain things at a certain level. We must extensively refine each level before moving on to the next.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Steps represent changes in awareness within a project, quite literally the steps necessary. Steps also represent communication of a progressive kind.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of strawberries, is favorable to advancement and pleasure. You will obtain some long wished-for object.

To eat them, denotes requited love.

To deal in them, denotes abundant harvest and happiness.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Dream Explanations of Astro Center

Dreaming of a familiar street, particularly if it’s one you haven’t been to for a long time, implies feelings of nostalgia, of wanting to return to scenes from your past, perhaps to regather your resources.

If you’re not consciously aware of the reason for this, look to other symbols in the dream.

A dream of unfamiliar streets indicates that travel is ahead, either actual physical travel or exploring new fields of endeavor.

Curving streets indicate happy surprises right around the corner.

Dark streets indicate that you are uncertain of what lies ahead for you, and that you’re very insecure about the outcome of certain situations. Other symbols in the dream, however, may shed light on what you need to know.

Walking down a very long street is an admonition to be patient. You’ll attain whatever goals you’re currently working toward, but not for quite some time... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: If we are to be comfortable with ourselves, we need to understand our unconscious urges. Since there can be some fear with this – and perhaps a need for protection – the submarine becomes quite a potent image.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Not being quite inside and not quite outside. Boredom.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: ‘In last night’s dream the baby I dream about incessantly had been locked in a suitcase but was quite unscathed when taken out, except that it was very dirty, but still not crying. I do not have any memories in connection with these babies and the only feelings I have are those of remorse that I have neglected the baby. I have had four chil­dren of my own, none of whom were ever neglected in this way’ (Mrs C). Mrs C uses the suitcase in at least two ways. One is her womb, or reproductive ability. Although she has had four children, this does not stop her unconsciously desir­ing more.

The second is what ‘luggage’—emotional feelings, urges, thoughts—she carries.

Generally, it depicts the womb, what one carries inside oneself, such as longings, attitudes, fears; how we see ourself socially—the luggage might be a sign of status, how we rate ourself; also a symbol of independence or going somewhere.

See bag. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are taking part in a talent show, indicates some feelings of insecurity or trouble with expressing yourself in real life.

The attitude and behavior of the audience will also guide you in how you think others perceive you. (If they act rowdy and boo, you are quite insecure; if they cheer for you, your self-esteem is improving). This dream also reflects your need to be the centre of attention and win approval from others. Also see “Beauty Pageant” and “Karaoke.”... My Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Spiritual energy is quite powerful and as part of our discipline we must learn self-control, to tame it.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Our conscious self or ego is only a tiny pan of our totality, as is obvious when we consider how much of our memory or experience we can hold in mind at any one time.

The self, as defined by Jung, is both what we are consciously aware of, and the massive potential remaining unconscious.

The self has no known boundaries, for we do not yet know the end of what the mind is capable of, or what consciousness touches out of sight of waking.

The mass of experience and awareness which lies in the background of our waking aware­ness is like an inner guiding factor which, apart from express­ing precise pieces in the form of remembered facts and events, guides us, if we listen, through intuition, feeling states, dreams or illumination. Its symbols are: a ring, a square area, a great tree, Christ, a shining being or animal, a talking animal, a strange stone or rock, symbols like the cross or mandala, a round table, God, a guru, an elephant, a crowned or shining snake. Here are some examples of the self in dreams.

Example: ‘1 am climbing a tree to get a stone. This stone has special powers that flower. I’m nearly there when I look down and notice that there aren’t any branches on the left side of the tree. This causes me to consider the possibility of falling and that in turn leads to a fear of climbing any higher. I wake with my heart beating strongly, but little feeling of fear.’ Example: 41 lopk into the third square, it was filled with an iridescent blue colour, shining and beautiful to look at, a beautiful substance. I felt it had to do with religion, but I couldn’t quite grasp it.1 Example: ‘I was in a small town with a group of men. We were standing in a small square praying. As I prayed I realised I could fly.’

Awareness of what the self holds is important. It contains what is our own personal wisdom and insight regarding life in general and particular. It is not full of creeds and dogmas and conflict as are organised attempts to express the spiritual. But it does have its dark side.

To grasp the stone with special powers, understand the significance of the iridescent blue square, or find real uplift in prayer as these dreams depict, we need a clear rational mind which allows intuition and feeling but is not relinquished or lost in the immensity of the self. Touching the vastness of our being we may feel ourself to be vast, all knowing, a guru. In this state, Jung says, a person loses all sense of humour and drops ordinary human contacts. Functionally what happens is that as a defence against meet­ing our pain and childhood trauma as we enter this vast store­house of our being, as a way of escaping the self responsibility for our condition, one might fly off into feelings of loving all things, of knowing the mystery of it all, of being the Buddha.

The problem is that while it might be true we are in essence the Christ, or have wisdom, these realisations are distorted by the undealt-with childhood traumas and longings. See aura; mandala. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

My Dream Interpretation

If you dream of being in an old-fashioned theater, you will have pleasure in the company of new friends. You will probably find that things in your life run quite smoothly shortly after this dream.

If you dream of watching a play in a theatre, one of your male friends is interested in a more romantic relationship with you. You may date him for social reasons, even if you don’t like him that way.

If you dream that you are acting in a play, these happy times will be interrupted by something annoying.

If you applaud and laugh at a theatre, you will avoid responsibility to chase after your whims. Dreaming of being an actor/actress can also mean that you have been dishonest, with others or yourself.

If it’s a pleasant dream, lying has worked in your favor, but it could have bad consequences. Watching actors in a dream means you feel out of control. Meeting an actor warns of a false friend coming into your life.

If you have trouble getting to or from a play in your dream, or if there are upsetting or weird scenes in the play, you will be confronted with unpleasant surprises.

If you have to escape from a theater in your dream, because of a fire or another danger, it is a signal that you will engage in a risky enterprise in real life.... My Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The throne is a symbol of authority. Vision: Sitting on a throne: you are quite arrogant and would like to be “above” other people and give orders. Reassess your own conduct. Standing in front of a throne: you have set your goal too high.

Depth Psychology: The throne is a symbol of a hidden craving for power and acceptance. See Castle, Emperor, King, Palace, Prince.... Dreamers Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Romance, a transitional period. One is standing between two worlds and is not quite sure. Twilight indicates a moment of transition, in which everything seems undefined and undecided. Dusk is connected to fears, but in part it is also a symbol for new beginnings, curiosity (what does the new day have in store?) and openness. Morning sunrise and evening sunset are times of pleasure. See Red.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of your unconscious mind signify that you are dealing with an issue that is in your blind spot, something that you can’t quite put your finger on. Or perhaps you are bringing awareness to the places in your life in which you are sleepwalking and were unaware.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of undressing signify a desire for intimacy, sexuality, and exposure. Consider the feeling tone of this dream.

If you feel good, then you are enjoying being honest, truthful and naked.

If you are uncomfortable, then you may not be quite ready for intimacy and the revealing of your true feelings. Also, if you are uncomfortable, this dream can be helping you to vent and release shame and negativity about your body and sexualikty. See Naked.... Strangest Dream Explanations

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

The vagina refers to much more than a woman’s sex­ual feelings and drives. It depicts the urges and processes of her being which are the foundations of her waking personal­ity.

The ability to procreate; the glandular bias which connects with what the conscious personality faces in emotional, mental and physical disposition; the caring, nurturing feelings which emerge out of sexual mating when healthy; the desire for a mate; the sense of connection and identity with other women, other female creatures and female aspects of nature. In its positive aspect it may represent the sure confidence with which a woman may demand from her man that he treat her womanhood with the respect it deserves. This means meeting the full flood of her sexual need with its desire for a child, a caring and supportive nest to rear that child in, and her fe­male creativity which may rise from ihat basic reproductive drive into other social creativity and personal demand for re­spect.

Example: He was very brown, could have been a native but he didn’t feel strange to me. We were making love, I was very aware of the pleasure in my lower body. It was very slippy slidy and wet, there was enjoyment for both of us. Very intense body feelings with a childlike quality, not passion— but pleasure and joy in my vagina’ (Susy I). Susy is feeling happy and joyful about her ‘native’ or natural sexual feelings —particularly the sensual side of sex. Sensual pleasure, as with emotional pleasure, is as much a food for our physical and emotional self as bread is for our physical body.

In a woman’s dream, generally how one feels about one’s own sexual needs, but this includes procreation as well; the health or feeling state of the sexual self and physical vagina; her central femininity; sexual urge; ability to have a child; concept of her physical attraction; temple or church of life, one’s experience of motherhood or experience of the procrea- tive relationship with one’s mother. Example: ‘I had very little pubic hair and thought it must be because I had just had a shower, but, no, on looking again I had very little hair. I was hugging Mary (a friend), my arms around her back and one hand holding her vagina. It was then I noticed she was the shape of a man there. I drew away for a second at the discov­ery then felt OK as it meant I was hugging a male/female person. We were very warm together. (Two days before this dream my husband had said his mother called a vagina a Mary.)’ (Lucy R). Lucy is ‘touching’ or becoming aware of what could be seen as her own wholeness, which includes her male nature.

In male dreams: the vagina represents one’s feelings or fears about meeting a woman’s full sexuality, the deep experi­ence of the relationship with one’s mother, binh and how mother met one’s emerging male sexuality; one’s desire for sexual expression. Bleeding vagina: his trauma, fears about a woman and sex. Example: ‘She was now quite naked, dead and stiff, but still bleeding from the vagina. I walked along, the dead body walked like a clockwork soldier. It was quite hornble to see its semblance to life’ (Derek A). Derek’s rela­tionship with a woman, and with his own emotions and sexu­ality, is dead’ and deeply hun—the blood. He can mechani­cally have sex—the clockwork soldier—but not with deep feeling bonds or satisfaction. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: When we dream of the vine we are often referring to the various members of our family, including our ancestors. Quite literally we are making a link with our family tree and all that has gone before.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- To dream of weapons usually suggests our desire to hurt someone or something. We have internalised our aggression and it is marginally more acceptable to dream of wreapons and of using them against people, than actually having to deal with such circumstances in everyday life. Depending on the weapon that we use we may get a fairly good idea of what the real problem is in the waking self.

An arrow indicates being pierced by some kind of powerful emotion, of being hurt by someone else through words or actions. We need to turn our attention inwards in order to make ourselves feci better, flic gun or pistol traditionally represents male sexuality and for a woman to dream of being shot often indicates her wish for, or fear of, sexual aggression.

If we are shooting the gun ourselves we may be using our masculine abilities in quite an aggressive way; in order to defend ourselves.

A knife represents the ability to cut through debris, to ‘cut into’ whatever is bothering us and to cut out the hypocrisy that perhaps is prevailing in a situation.

The sword has more than one meaning. Because of its hilt — which is a cross shape it often represents a system of belief which is used in a powerful way. Equally it can be used to suggest spiritual strength, creating an abilitv to cut awav the unneccssary more powerfully than the knife.

The sword when sheathed is the soul or the Self in the bodv.

2- To have a weapon used against us means that we have to look at how we are party to people being aggressive around us. It maybe that we have done something to upset the other person which results in aggression, or it may be that we have put ourselves in a position of becoming the victim of circumstance.

3- Various weapons can suggest varying degrees of spiritual power.

The dreamer should use this power with relevant caution.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: To have a weapon used against us means that we have to look at how we are party to people being aggressive around us. It may be that we have done something to upset the other person, which results in aggression, or it may be that we have put ourselves in a position of becoming the victim of circumstance. Different weapons have various meanings: an arrow indicates being pierced by some kind of powerful emotion, of being hurt by someone else through words or actions. In order to make ourselves feel better we must turn our attention inwards.

The gun or pistol traditionally represents male sexuality and for a woman to dream of being shot often indicates her thoughts about sexual aggression.

If we are shooting the gun ourselves we may be using our masculine abilities in quite an aggressive way, in order to defend ourselves.

A knife represents the ability to cut through debris, to ‘cut into’ whatever is bothering us and to cut out the hypocrisy that perhaps is prevailing in a situation.

The sword has more than one meaning. Because of its hilt – which is a cross shape – it often represents a system of belief that is used in a powerful way. Equally it can be used to suggest spiritual strength, creating an ability to cut away the unnecessary more powerfully than the knife.

The sword when sheathed is the soul or the self in the body.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- In everyday life, we may well be caught up in a situation that could trap us. We could be in a ‘sticky’ situation and not quite know which direction to move. This can result in the symbol of a web appearing in the dream. We are ‘caught in the middle’ or we are trapped. Because the situation is extremely complex we have no idea which way is going to be most advantageous for us.

2- When we dream of a web we arc linking into one of the most basic of spiritual symbols. It is within the ‘web of life’ that the divine powers have interwoven fate and time in order to create a reality in which we can exist. We are the spiritual entrapped within the physical and not able to escapc back to our own spiritual realm.

3- The spider’s web is the Cosmic Plan.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: In everyday life we may well be caught up in a situation that could trap us. We could be in a ‘sticky’ situation and not quite know which direction to move. This can result in the symbol of a web appearing in the dream. We are ‘caught in the middle’ or we are trapped. Because the situation is extremely complex we have no idea which way is going to be most advantageous for us. Consult the entry for communication for further clarification.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

My Dream Interpretation

To see a wedding dress in your dream, signifies new friends and pleasurable activities.

If the dress is dirty or torn, it predicts that you will have a disagreement with someone you should respect.

If you dream of a black wedding dress, something that you thought was a good and positive thing is in reality quite bad or negative. Think carefully before taking any risks, especially with your heart.... My Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Mourning

1- Weeping suggests uncontrollable emotion or grief, so to experience either ourselves or someone else weeping is to show that there needs to be a discharge of such emotion. We may be sad over past events or fearful of moving into the future. It is worthwhile exploring the quality of weeping. Are we sobbing and therefore not able to express ourselves fully? We may simply Ixr creating difficulty within ourselves which enables us to express the feelings we have bottled up.

2- Something exuding moisture so that it seems to be weeping is often deemed to be miraculous, and this dream can appear quite often in stages of transition as we are moving from one state of awareness to another.

The excess energy- can be shown as a weeping plant, tree or some such image.

3- Weeping suggests mourning for some spiritual quality we have lost.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Weeping suggests mourning for some spiritual quality we have lost. Something exuding moisture so that it seems to be weeping is often deemed to be miraculous, and this dream can appear quite often in stages of transition as we are moving from one state of awareness to another.

The excess energy can be shown as a weeping plant, tree or some such image.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of a white moth, foretells unavoidable sickness, though you will be tempted to accuse yourself or some other with wrong-doing, which you think causes the complaint.

For a woman to see one flying around in the room at night, forebodes unrequited wishes and disposition which will effect the enjoyment of other people.

To see a moth flying and finally settling upon something, or disappearing totally, foreshadows death of friends or relatives. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The relationship between husband and wife is often based on how the man perceives himself to be, and can be enhanced through his dreams. Dreaming of a partner sometimes signifies the part of our personality that we cannot quite make full use of without help.

A man will often attempt to prove himself a good husband through his dreams. He may experience in dreams the potential loss and death of his partner with the same intensity as he experienced the first ‘loss’ of his mother.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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