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.
Symbolic of a time of learning in life, Acts 19:9.
A school is a common dream setting for past or present important events in a person’s life
Wherever one learns a lesson, and not always an academic one
Spiritually it is often considered that life itself is a school. It is an arena for learning and experiencing so that we can maximize our best potential; life is a testing-ground for the reality that comes afterwards.
Psychological / emotional perspective: The school or classroom will often appear in dreams when we are relearning how to deal with our own personalities idiosyncrasies. Such images will often appear at times when we are attempting to get rid of old outmoded ideas and concepts. Also, when we are learning different ways of dealing with authority and with feelings of inadequacy, our feelings about school will surface.
Material aspects: School is an important part of everyone’s life. In situations where we are learning new abilities or skills, the image of a school will often surface in dreams. It is also the place where we experience associations that do not belong to the family, and can in dreams, therefore, suggest new ways of learning about relationships. School may also be indicative of how we learn about competitiveness and belonging to groups. Consult the entries for education, teacher and university for further information.
To dream that you are in school indicates that you sill harbor unsettled feelings and emotions about your youth. You may feel insufficient and unable to perform a task to the best of your ability. You may be experiencing some sort of divine revelation.
If you are still in school and you dream about school, then this can simply be a reflection of your experiences. In addition, a dream that takes place in school may represent morals that you have been taught throughout your life. *See Teacher
(Institute; Learning; Tutoring) In a dream, a school represents its teachers, scholars, a gnostic, a school of thought, or its founder. Seeing a school in a dream also could mean divorcing one’s wife then returning her to wedlock. It also means righteousness, establishingthe divine laws, promotinga business, or inviting trouble. (Also see Institute)
Learning, as in School Work and Tests.
Dreams about being at school often mean you are feeling inescure about your social status, your abilities or your performance in a situation.
A dream that takes place in school may also be a metaphor for the lessons you are learning in your life.
To dream of ditching/skipping school may indicate that you have skipped something important or avoided your responsibilities - have you done the right thing in a situation? If you dream about the first day of school, you could simply be nervous about returning to school in real life. Or, this dream may also be a warning to pay closer attention to your responsibilities.
A dream about the last day of school can be a straight-forward reflection of reality, meaning you are looking forward to school being over! This dream may also represent how much you have learned from your experiences, and your readiness to go forward with a new phase of your life.
If you dream of visiting an old school, your unconscious mind is telling you that you have come a long way. Try to consider the lessons you learned in the past, and apply them to your current challenges. Your mind could also be trying to teach you what worked or didn’t in the past, so you can change your behavior and be happier in the present. Also see “Boarding School”, “Expelled”, “Principal”, “School Bus”, “School Trip”, “Suspended” and “Teacher”
To dream you begin again to go to School, and cannot say your lessons right, shows you are about to undertake something you do not understand.
1. Learning experience.
2. Childhood memories.
3. Performance anxiety.
To dream that you are attending school indicates tension over something that requires an examination or a test.
If you dream that you are a youngster at school, it is a wish to avoid present duties.
To revisit your childhood school indicates frustration.
Dreams of school are symbolic of your life lessons. This dream may be helping you to see that every challenge you face helps you to become more resourceful and solution oriented than before. This dream could also denote a hunger for knowledge, or a thirst to share your wisdom. This dream is a reflection of your learning process and it may be revealing the way that you deal with issues of authority, rebellion, heartaches and victories from your school-age years. See Student, Teacher and Home School.
also see Education and Teacher
1- School is an important part of everyone’s life. In situations where we are learning new abilities or skills, the image of a school will often come up in dreams. It is also the place where we experience associations which do not belong to the family, and can therefore suggest new ways of learning about relationships. School may also be the place where we learn about competitiveness and how to belong to groups.
2- When we are relearning how to deal with our own personalities, the school or classroom will often appear in dreams. They will often appear at times when we are attempting to get rid of old. outmoded ideas and concepts. Also, when we are learning different ways of dealing with authority and with feelings of inadequacy, our feelings about school will surface.
3- Spiritually it is often considered that life itself is a school. Life is an arena for learning and experiencing so that we can maximise our best potential. It is believed that life is a testing-ground for the reality which comes afterwards.
To dream of attending school, indicates distinction in literary work.
If you think you are young and at school as in your youth, you will find that sorrow and reverses will make you sincerely long for the simple trusts and pleasures of days of yore.
To dream of teaching a school, foretells that you will strive for literary attainments, but the bare necessities of life must first be forthcoming.
To visit the schoolhouse of your childhood days, portends that discontent and discouraging incidents overshadows the present.
This dream may be interpreted on several different levels.
If you are the student you may be feeling inadequate or lack self confidence. Either way, going to school or attending class in a dream is your unconscious reminder that there is a need for new learning and that you may have not learned an important lesson. School may not always be a positive experience, but it is always necessary. Ask yourself what do you need to learn more about? If you were a teacher in your dream, you may be dealing with issues of authority. From a spiritual point of view, some believe that in the dream state an individual may travel to an inner plane or the spiritual realm, where they can attend classes which assist in spiritual growth and development.
To dream you begin to go to school again, and you cannot say your lessons right, shows that you are about to undertake something which you do not well understand.
Distinction will come to you if you dream of attending schooL It is an augury of progress in many lines.
To dream of attending school and being unable to learn shows an undertaking that the dreamer does not understand (Artemidorus).
(see Blackboard, Professor)
The classroom of life itself. WTiat are you learning in this dream, and how can you apply it to your present situation?
Matters of education and training. What level of schooling is shown in the dream? Elemental-}’ school reflects the need to get back to basics, whereas college symbolizes preparation and learning as a key to success in our endeavors.
An unvoiced desire to return to school and achieve a specific personal goal, manifesting through the dream.
If this is the case, check with your local institutions and see if you can’t make this dream a realitv!
Dreaming of school reflects your personal sense of competence and how you feel others perceive your abilities.
• It can also indicate your relationship to authority. Not being able to find the classroom is reflecting your concerns around social acceptability and acceptance by your peers.
• Dreaming of a first day at school may signify the same insecurities and fears of fitting in you felt back, then but triggered by a new job or new situation in your life now.
General Meaning: The meaning for dreaming of a school, college and University is twofold: • 1. A picture of gaining knowledge and qualifying in a particular realm of your life.
• 2. A picture of the education system in the world.
Depending on your personal view of school, you will have a different interpretation.
The most universal of course is a place of learning, and it speaks of the knowledge you have attained over the years.
• If you dream that you pass a test or go up a grade in school, it means that you have passed a spiritual test and that you are ready to move forward.
• It is an indication that you qualified in the task that the Lord gave you to do and now you are ready to be promoted to a new level.
• Of course with that new level will come more testing and learning.
• Matthew 25:21 His lord said to him, Well done, [you] good • and faithful servant: you have been faithful over a few things, I will • make you ruler over many things: enter into the joy of your lord.
• This may speak of spiritual maturity or of a ministry office.
• If you dream of going to a school or University, it means that there is some knowledge that you lack and the Lord wants you to receive it.
• If you dream of a school you attended in the past and your emotions are intense, then what you are looking at is a good example of a healing or a purging dream relates to that era in your life.
If you dream that you have to write the same test repeatedly or repeat a grade, it means that you have not learned the lesson that you needed to learn in life.
• If you keep dreaming of a school you attended in the past, it could mean that there are still hurts from this area that are troubling you.
If you dream you are the student, you may be feeling inadequate or lacking in self-confidence.
If you were a teacher in the dream, it may point to problems dealing with the authority in general, or from one specific individual. From a spiritual point of view, some believe that we travel to the inner planes (the spiritual realm) in the dream state and there we may attend classes which assist us in our spiritual growth and development.