Seem Grandnut In Dream Means | The Dream Meanings

Keywords of this dream: Seem Grandnut

The Premier in Dream Dictionary

Dreams of disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis can be very distressing as they are often intense and seem very real.

• They are rarely prophetic though. More often they are an outlet for your hidden fears and anxieties about events that you feel are beyond your control.

• They signify fear of the future or being overwhelmed by events and doing too much for too many people.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary

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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

Goode's Universal Dream Book

ACORNS

To dream of acorns, and that you eat one, denotes you will rise gradually to riches and honour. If you do not eat, and throw one on the ground, you will quickly get rich, but another will enjoy your property.


ADULTERY

To dream that you have committed it shows great contentions and debates; but to dream you have resisted the temptation, shows victories over your enemies.


ADVERSARIES

To dream you meet with an adversary, denotes that you will overcome some obstacle to your happiness—if you are a lover, you will conqu er some powerful rival, and be happy.


ASSES

To dream you ride an ass, that bears your blows, and the more you beat, the slower his pace, denotes that you will be married to a virtuous industrious wife, but your passion will ruin her. If the ass mends his pace under your blows, and throws you she will prove incontinent.


ALIAR

To dream you are at the altar, and receive the holy sacrament. is a very unfavourable omen, and denotes many heavy and severe afflictions.


AIR

To dream that you see it cloudy, and afterwards clear and serene, denotes one part of your lifetime will prove unhappy, the latter part the reverse.


ANGLING

To dream you are angling, betokens loose desires in the m ale; such as seeking opportunities of inveigling some innocent female.


ANGER

To dream that you are in a passion and angry with any one, denotes you have many enemies ! if you are in love, be sure that some rival is slandering you to your sweetheart. If you dream you see another in a passion with you; it is more favourable, if you are in love, your sweetheart will fall sick, and you will experience some weighty loss.


ANGELS

To dream you see angels, is a sure sign that some one is near you—if a woman with child dreams of them, she will have a good time, perhaps twins.


APPLES

To dream of seeing apples, and they eat sweet and ripe, is a sure sign of prosperity, especially to virgins; if they should eat sour, it signifies much sorrow and unhappiness.


APPAREL

To dream that your apparel is proper and suited to the season of the year, denotes prosperity and happiness. To dream you are dressed in new clothes, is a favourable sign, and portends honour and succsss in your undertakings.


APPARITION

So dream you see a ghost, is very unfortunate: If it is of a comely aspect, and dressed in white, it shews deceit and temptation to sin; if you are in love, it is a sign of your not being beloved in turn, and that you are in the habits of friendship with one who is your most inveterate enemy.


ARMS

To dream that your arms are withered and decayed, shows that the person will decline in health or fortune; if they appear to be more plump and grow strong, you will meet with unexpected prosperity; if your arms are broken, you will lose some dear friend by removing to a great distance, if your right arm is cut off, you will loose a near male relation, if the left, a female.


AUTHORITY

It is good always for a rich man to think or dream he is in authority.


BACON

To dream of bacon, denotes the death of some friend or relation, and that enemies will endeavour to do you a mischief; in love, it denotes disappointment and discontent.


BARLEY - BEEAD

To dream of eating barley-bread, betokens health and great comfort to the dreamer.


BOAT

To dream you are in a boat on clear water, is very good, and indicates joy and prosperity.


BULLOCK

To dream a bullock pursues you, beware of some powerful enemy, particular if the dreamer is a female: It a cow, a female is an enemy.


BATHING

To dream you bathe, and the water seems clear, you are sure to prosper, everything will be well with you; but if the sorw. water appears muddy, you will be apt to meet with shame and sorrow.


BED

To dream that you are in bed, implies that he or she will be married at the end of the month.


BREAD

To dream you see a great quantity of loaves, denotes success in life. To dream that you are eating good bread, denotes many friends.


BEES

To dream they sting you, denotes loss of good character, and if you are in love, of your sweetheart.


BALL

To dream of dancing at a ball denotes that you will be addressed by a lover; the prospect will be a momentary pleasure he will become your husband to a certainty


BURIED

To dream yourself or friend is buried, fortells a serious fit of illness.


CHURCH

To dream that you are in church, and that the parson and pulpit are in white, and that he preaches a sermon to your taste, you will soon be married. If the parson is in black, and the congregation sing a hymn, it denotes grief.


CATS

If a man dreams of a cat, and he caress her, and she scratches him, his sweetheart is a spiteful termagant. If a female dreams of a cat that acts similarly, she may rest assured that she has a rival.


CLOCK

If you dream the clock falls or breaks, it denotes danger, especially to the sick. It is always better to dream of counting the hours of the forenoon than the afternoon.


CHEESE

To dream you eat cheese denotes profit.


CAKE

To dream that you make a cake signifies joy and prosperity.


COALS

To dream of clear burning coals, denotes prosperity, especially in love; coals in their natural state indicate trouble and discontent; extinguished coals, announce the fall of fortune, or the death of some near friend.


CLIMBING

To dream you are climbing a tree, and gain the top, you will rise to preferment, or your love will succeed; or if you dream you climb a very steep hill, foretells many difficulties in life.


CANDLE

To dream a candle burns bright and clear denotes a pleasing letter from your sweetheart; but if the candle’s blaze gets cull, you will be disappointed.


CROWNS

To dream of crowns denotes riches and honour.


CARDS

To dream you are playing at cards, it denotes that you will soon be in love. If you hold a great many court cards, if you are single, you will soon be married and happy.


CORN

To dream you are gathering ripe corn, promises you success in your enterprise, but if it is blighted or mildewed, you will be a great loser.


CARROTS

To dream of them denotes prosperity in life; if you have children they will all thrive, if you are in love your suit will be successful.


DAIRY

To dream you are in a dairy, skimming the cream off the milk, and that your sweetheart partakes of the cream, denotes him inclined to luxury. But if he drinks the milk, it is a sign of frugality.


DARKNESS

To think yourself in the dark, is a token of affliction, and loss in trade; to get out of darkness, into sudden light, is a sign of rising to eminence, or of escaping out of prison.


DEATH

To dream of death, denotes happiness and long life. To see him sink into the ground, is a certain death. The married to dream of death, implies a loss or second union.


D OGS

If they fawn and fondle upon you, it is a lucky omen: if they are barking and snarling at you, then depend that enemies are secretly endeavouring to destroy your reputation; if you are in love be careful of your present sweetheart.


DEVIL

To dream of the devil denotes many troubles. If he appears in fire immediate misfortunes will befall yau. A widow to dream of the devil, after she has buried a bad husband, is sure to have another—so widows, beware.


DANCING

To dream you are dancing at a ball, or entertainment, fortells you will shortly receive some joyful news from a long absent friend : to the sailor, a pleasant and successful voyage, increase of children to married persons; and to those in trade, much business, and happy in marriage.


DROWNING

To dream you are drowning, or see another so situated, is good to the dreamer, and denotes that he will be preserved through many strange difficulties.


DEBT

To dream you are in debt, and pursued by bailiffs, indicates that you will fall into some unexpected difficulties, or great danger.


ELEPHANT

To dream of an elephant, is a very fortunate dream it denotes an acquirement of riches, and happy wedlock.


EAGLES

To dream you see an eagle or a hawk perched, and they suffer you to caress them, you will be married to a military man, either a officer, serjeant, or private.


EATING

To dream you see others eating, is a bad omen. But if you dream you are asked to eat, and partake of those things you like best, some relief, perhaps will follow.


EGGS

To dream of eggs, is honourable. whatever you are then about will succeed. To dream of broken eggs, if married, you will have no children. But to dream of eating them, you will have many.


EVIL SPIRITS

If you see evil spirits in your dream, it is a sign of sickness, if you seem to exercise them, and they vanish, you will get over your difficulties.


EARTHQUAKE

To dream of an earthquake, warns y ou to be cautious and careful. If you see houses tumble, your friend s will feel a shock, public confidence is lost, or some dire calamity will defall them.


FLIES

To dream of flies or other vermin, denotes enemies of all sorts. To dream of killing them is a very good omen.


FOX

To dream of a fox is the forerunner of much difficulties, beware of some designing adversaries.


FALL

To dream you fall into the mire, and you are covered with filth, if a servant, you will lose your character through pilfering; if the dirt gets into your eyes, you will experience confinement, most likely be imprisoned; if you see clouds rapidly moving beware of transportation. To run and fall, then rise, and run again, is a sign that you have a litigious temper that will ruin you. But to dream you run without interruption, is a sign of indifference, and that you will accomplish your design.


FIRE

To dream of fire, denotes happiness, health and marriage, and many children. To dream you see burning lights descending, as it were from heaven, is a very bad sign; it portends Some dreadful accident to the dreamer, such as being hanged, loosing your head, having your brains dashed out, breaking a leg, or other strange accidents—to the lover, it also denotes the loss of the affections of your sweetheart.—to the tradesman, bad success in business. To dream that you are burnt by fire, denotes great danger, and that enemies will injure you, to the sailor, storm and ship wreck.


FORTUNE

To dream you make a sudden fort une, is a very bad omen.


FIELDS

If in your dream you are crossing newly ploughed fields, promises some unexpected misfortune from a person who has no children, if the fields are covered with corn, it denotes having children.


FINGER

If you cut your finger and the blood runs, you will get money where you least expect it; if you do not see any blood you will have a quarrel or law suit for money which you paid before.


GIFTS

To dream you have any thing given to you is a sign that some good is about to happen to you; it also denotes that speedy marriage will take place between you and your sweetheart.


GEESE

To dream of geese is the forerunner of good, they denote success and riches, also faithful sweethearts.


GARDEN

If you are walking in a beautiful garden, you will soon be advanced in fortune, if you are gathering the fruits of it, you will be happy in marriage, and have many children.


GALLOWS

To dream of the gallows, is a most fortunate omen, it shows that the dreamer will become rich, and arrive at great honours.


GRAVE

To dream you see a grave, fortells sickness and disappointment, if you are in love, depend you will marry your present sweetheart.


GIANTS

To dream of seeing giants is ominous of good if you are in trade, you will have a great increase of business.


HAIL

Dreaming o f hail, denotes grief and much sorrow.


HATRED

To dream o f being hated, by friends or enemies, is an ill omen.


HILLS

T o dream of travelling over steep hills, shows that you will encounter many difficulties. and enter upon some arduous undertakings; if you descend the hill easily, you will get the better of all your difficulties.


HOUSE

To dream of building a house is a very favourable omen; if you are in trade it denotes success, in love, that your sweetheart is good tempered and faithful, and will make you very happy.


H UNTING

To dream that you are hunting a fox, and that he is killed, shows much trouble through the pretensions of false friends, but that you will discover them, and overcome all their machinations.


INFANTS

To dream of infants shows trouble, and in health, except you see them playing, you may then expect to receive great satisfaction from a distant part.


ICE

Dreaming of ice is a very favourable omen; to the lover it shows your sweetheart is of an amiable temper, and faithful; to the tradesman, it denotes success and riches, to the farmer a plentiful harvest.


IRON

For one to dream he hurt with iron, shows he will receive damage.


KEYS

To dream of keys is favourable, to a person in trade and to a sailor—they denote some gift, and that the dreamer will become rich.


KNIFE

To dream you give a knife, indicates you will have much contention; to give one to your intended, shows he will loose her; she will cut your acquaintance.


LETTER

If you receive a letter in your dream, it betokens a legacy or presents; if you send a letter, you will shortly relieve a person who is in distress.


LADDER

To dream you climb a ladder, denotes a happy marriage with the object of your affections, and that you will become by industry, rich, and settle your children happily.


LINEN

To dream you are dressed in clean linen, denotes that you will shortly receive some glad tidings— if it is dirty, then poverty, a prison and disappointment in love, with the loss of something valuable


LION

To dream of seeing a lion, denotes that you will appear before your betters, accumulate riches, and marry a woman of great spirit.


MEAT

To dream you are buying meat, signifies that friends will step forward, and be of great assistance to you, and that you will overcome difficulties, and acquire great riches


MONEY

To dream of paying money denotes success in you afairs, the birth of a child, or the gain of a law suit; if received, you will thrive.


MOTHER

To dream of seeing your mother, is a certain paognostic of some agreeable adventure being about to happen to you, and that you will hear from a friend at a distance.


NUSIC

To dream you hear delicious music, is a very favourable omen; it denotes joyful news from a long absent friend.


MOON

To dream of the moon is a very favourable omen, it denotes sudden and unexpected joy, great success in love, and that the dreamer is tenderly beloved. To dream of seeing the new moon is good for tradsmen, farmers, and lovers; it is the forerunner of success snd happiness. To handsome women it is a good sign to see a full moon, but not to ugly ones.


M ONKIES

To dream of monkies is ominous ef evil, they announce deceit in love, unfaithfulness in the married state, undutiful children, malibious enemies, and an attack by thieves.


NAKEDNESS

To dream of nakedness, denotes scandal of character, to dream you see a naked woman is lucky; it fortels that some unexpected honours await you.


NIGHTMARE

To dream of being ridden by the nightmare, is a sign of sudden marriage, or to be domineered over by a fool.


OYSTERS

To dream of eating oysters, indicates a coming of much w an t; to open oysters shews we stand in need of assiduity in our business.


ORANGES

To dream you are eating oranges, implies grief and wounds.


OXEN

To dream of seeing fair and white cattle, shows virtuous inclination; to see fat or lean oxen, signifies present gain or mis­fortune.


ORCHARD

To dream you are in an orchard, denotes that you will become rich by the inheritance of a good legacy— that you will marry much to your advantage.


OAK

To dream of seeing the stately oak, is a sign of long life riches, and great gain.


PAPER

To dream you write on paper, signifies an accusation will be made against you.


PICTURES

To dream you are looking at any beautiful pictures, denotes that you will be allured by false appearances into some very disagreeable situation; if you are mrrried, be sure your partn e r deceives you, and prefers another; and that the person who estranged her affections is your most intimate friend.


PIT

To dream of falling into a deep pit, shows that some very heavy misfortune is about to attend you—that your sweetheart is false and prefers another—to a sailor, it forbodes some sad disaster at the next port you touch a t.


PLAYS

Dreaming of seeing a comedy, or farce, indicates sucmuch god, cess in business; to dream of acting in a play, seldom indicates much good.


PURSE

To dream of loosing a purse, signifies good, if it be full; but bad. if it be emty. To dream of finding a purse, is a very favourable omen.


QUARRELLING

To dream you are quarrelling denotes that some unexpected news will reach you. and that your sweetheart is about to marry another.


RAIN

To dream of being in a shower of rain, denotes great success in your undertakings, it is particularly favourable to lovers it denotes costancy, affection and a sweet temper.


RIVER

To dream of seeing river water clear, indicates good but to dream of swimning in the sea signifies great peril and danger.


RATS

To dream of rats, is a sign of many enemies and that you are exposed to many dangers from pretended friends.


READING

To dream you are reading scientific books shows approaching wisdom.


SHEEP

To dream you see a flock of sheep feeding, denotes success in life.


SNOW

To dream you see the ground all covered with snow, is a favourable dream; to a young man; shows he will marry a virgin and have children.x


SHOES

To dream you have a new pair denotes triumph over enemies


SWIMMING

To dream you are swimming with your head under water shows that you will experience some great trouble, and hear some very unpleasant news from a person you thought dear. To dream you are swimming with your head above the water denotes great success in your undertakings, whether they be love, sea farming.


TEETH

To dream you loose your teeth denotes the loss of some friend by death; and that troubles and misfortunes are about to attend you.


TAVERN

To dream you are in a tavern, feasting with friends, signifies joy and comfort


TREASURE

To dream you find a treasure, shows you will be betrayed by your bosom friends.


THIEVES

To dream you fall into the hands of thieves, shows loss and trouble.


THUNDER

Dreamimg of thunder signifies affliction to the rich; but to the poor repose.


TREES

To dream you are cutting down trees, forbodes heavy losses in business; to climb them, denotes advancement in dignity.


VAULTS

To dream o f being in hollow vaults, deep cellars, or at the bottom of coal-pits, signifies that you will match with a widow.


VINEGAR

To dream you drink vinegar, indicates sickness.


VICTUALS

To dream of eating victuals, signifies loss of money V ERMIM. To dream of being covered with vermin, such as lice, betokens long sickness, if the lice remain; bnt if you cast them off yon will be delivered of troubles.


WALKING

To dream you are walking in a dirty muddy place, fortels sickness and vexation; to a lover, it denotes his sweetheart to be bad tempered and unfaithful; to the tradesman, it fortels dishonest servants and loss of goods by fire.


WHEAT

To dream you see or are walking in a field of wheat, denotes great prosperity and riches—in love, a completion of your most sanguine, wishes, and fortels much happiness, with fine children when you marry.


WOLF

To dream of a wolf, signifies an avaricious, cruel, and despotic person; if you dream you conquer a wolf, you will conquer a designing enemy, who has long endeavoured to prey on you—to dream you are bitten by one, shows you will receive some injury from a pretended friend.


WOOD

To dream you are cutting or chopping of wood, shows that you will be happy in your family, and become rich and respectable in life.


WEDDINGS

For a man while sick, to dream of wedding a maid, denotes death; if to a deformed woman, it signifies discontent; to a handsome person much joy.


WINE

To dream of drinking wine with absent friend, signifies a speedy meeting; but to be drinking it by yourself, indicates you will became a great drunkard; and if you do, you may depend on it, it will speedily prove your ruin.


WAR

To dream of war, denotes trouble and danger to all.


WATER

To dream you are drinking water, denotes great trouble and adversity in trade, loss of business and arrest.


WASPS

To dream you are stung by wasps, signifies vexation and trouble by envious persons.


WATER - MILL

To dream of being at one is a favorable omen.


WOOL

To dream you are buying or selling of wool, denoted prosperity and great affluence, by means of industry and trade; to the lover it is a favorable omen; your sweetheart is thereby shown to be of an amiable disposition, very constant, and deeply in love with you.


WIFE

A man to dream that h e sees his wife married to another, it betokeus some change of affairs.


WINDS

To dream of high winds, storms and showers of rain, shows you will be crossed in love.


YELLOW

To dream of yellow colour, denotes to the married women, great trouble from a female friend, and the loss of her husband’s affections. To the lover it signifies he will marry a virgin, who will give herself up to the first man she likes.


YOUNG

To dream you are young, fortels peace, delight, and fruition of your desire.


YOKE

To dream of having to bear the yoke, denotes danger, if it be a woman, she will be ready and willing to obey her husband, and careful to govern her family.


YEW TREE

An indication of the funeral of a very aged person, by whose death the dreamer will derive some benefit, or a protecting hand among the relations of the deceased person.


ZONE

When you dream of zones, fortels much trouble and vexation; to the tradesman, imprisonment, and loss of goods; to the lover, unfaithfulness in his sweetheart, and disappointments in his undertakings.


... Goode's Universal Dream Book

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: For some considerable time I have been troubled by a nightmarish dream which is so realistic sometimes I think I am going to die. In my dream I have swallowed something which is literally choking me or is going to poison me. I wake up and rush down the stairs to the kitchen, spitting and choking, holding my throat and making all sorts of disturbing noises which frighten my wife. I have had this dream as many as five or six times a night. My doctor says it could be to do with the last war. I was a child then and my dad constantly had to wake me up to take us down to the shelter, sometimes as many as four times a night, and we were bombed out twice. I cannot recall having any fears about this at the time’ (Mr KT).

Abreaction is a re-experiencing of painful or traumatic events or situations. In many dreams it is obvious that the process underlying dreams is attempting to trigger an abreac­tion. This suggests the dream process, as Jung and Hadfield say, is a self-regulatory one in our psyche. In many cases where a person explores the feeling content of their dreams in a confident way, abreaction occurs. Although it has been given different names in recent years, such as primal therapy, rolfing, discharge, catharsis, abreaction is still a basic psycho­logical healing process. Pans of our experience become re­pressed because there is an automatic reaction in us to avoid pain. Therefore painful experience may never be fully felt or understood at the time. Reliving them allows us to review and integrate vital information about ourselves. Frequently all the analysis in the world cannot relieve a neurotic pattern until the repressed emotion holding it in place is released and un­derstood.

The strength with which we hold out against allowing our being to abreact spontaneously is seen in the above example. Mr KT is brought to the brink of reliving his very stressful childhood again and again. Yet he manages to avoid actual memory and, in particular, the experiencing of any childhood emotions and fears.

The opposite is shown in this account by Clive, who explored with me a dream about being shot in the arm in his father s shop. ‘For several hours I could find noth­ing about the dream. My mind simply wandered. But with help I persisted. Suddenly I seemed to break through, first to seeing how the shop was a place in which I have uncon­sciously experienced great emotional pain. My father was al­ways criticising. Never a word of encouragement. Then I burst into powerful sobbing as I felt the pain of wanting my father to love me, instead of cnticising all the time, and help me grow into somebody capable of meeting life. And then, some­thing I just had not wanted to see, the 30 years of my life I had wasted by avoiding any contact with authority. My father was the original authority in my life. I had cut off from him be­cause of the lack of support, and I had done the same with school and other authority situations. But what a relief to un­derstand myself, and to meet that young vulnerable boy I used to be. How I loved him and understood him/myself.’ abroad General: your feelings about that country.

If you have lived in that country: overall experience of that place. Were you happy there, lonely? What characteristics of the people did you take in?... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream that you have an abscess which seems to have reached a chronic stage, you will be overwhelmed with misfortune of your own; at the same time your deepest sympathies will be enlisted for the sorrows of others. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Encyclopedia of Dreams

Another contradictory dream which may seem the exact opposite.

To dream that you practice abstinence from drinking or any other sort of sensual temptation can be and should be considered a warning against being over confidant. But to dream that you have to show abstinence out of necessity indicates that great rewards are on their way.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

The Language of Dreams

(see Alley, Bridge, Cauldron, Chalice, Cliff, Hole, Sky, Space)

Standing at the edge of: Your own subconscious, things you’ve long buried, hidden talents, or other matters that often get overlooked.

The abyss goes on seeminglv forever into darkness, and can be very frightening, even as discovering your own true nature can be frightening until you take the first step.

Experiencing spontaneous inspiration for a new project, as if it comes out of nowhere. Alternatively, a limitation to be overcome.

Ancient meaning: Tlie primordial womb; a deep cavern of fertility and the gate of life through which we all pass.

Real or perceived dangers.

The size of the abyss indicates how “big” you believe the hazard to be. Alternatively, following a route that goes nowhere, or one that may eventually prove self-destructive.

A bridge appearing across: Personal, dramatic changes in lifestyle or beliefs that imply some risk.

For example, if you’re thinking of getting married, the risk might be vulnerability- or failure.

Unseen or unrealized potential. In Greek mythology, the black abyss gave birth to all cosmic matter. Similarly, in the Tarot, the Fool stands near the edge of a huge cliff before starting on his path toward enlightenment.... The Language of Dreams

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

For some reason this seems to work with opposite meaning. Slow and laborious progress before final acceptance (in a dream) indicates quick success to come, while easy acceptance indicates trouble ahead. Acceptance can be shown in many ways. Perhaps, in your dream, you propose to a young lady and she accepts.

An easy, almost immediate acceptance would forebode trouble ahead. Gypsies say that for a young woman to dream that she has accepted her lover’s marriage proposal is a sign that there will be an unexpected delay in their wedding plans.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

The Language of Dreams

Causing an accident: Guilt surrounding a situation for which you feel directly responsible, even if that feeling is unwarranted. Alternatively, working out hostility toward a person or situation through dream imagery.

Becoming seemingly helpless due to: This expresses feelings of defenselessness—as if one is totally at the whims of fate (see Lameness, Numbness, Paralyzation).

Being too trusting of others, or inattentive to potential dangers, causes painful results (see Blindness).... The Language of Dreams

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Dreams of being injured, murdered or killed occur relatively frequently and seem to be a response to threat. Attention, therefore, needs to be paid to the specific circumstances of the dream. We are usually receiving a warning to be careful or to be aware of hidden aggression, either our own or others’.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Complete Dream Book

Hearing dance music from this instrument means that you will be happy with the man or woman you love.

Playing sweet music indicates that your loving embraces will be returned with sincerity; but if the instrument seems to be out of tune, there will be either a quarrel or unfaithfulness.... The Complete Dream Book

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To see acorns in your dream represents intensity and endurance. It suggests the possibility of a relatively trivial ambition developing into something of more significance.

To dream that you are picking acorns from the ground indicates that your efforts will earn you the desired reward.

To dream that you are eating an acorn implies that these efforts will be rewarded somewhere down the road, and your life will seem much more enjoyable and much less complicated.

To dream that you are shaking acorns from a tree symbolizes your power to persuade others, whether positive or negative.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To meet an acquaintance, and converse pleasantly with him, foretells that your business will run smoothly, and there will be but little discord in your domestic affairs.

If you seem to be disputing, or engaged in loud talk, humiliations and embarrassments will whirl seethingly around you.

If you feel ashamed of meeting an acquaintance, or meet him at an inopportune time, it denotes that you will be guilty of illicitly conducting yourself, and other parties will let the secret out.

For a young woman to think that she has an extensive acquaintance, signifies that she will be the possessor of vast interests, and her love will be worthy the winning.

If her circle of acquaintances is small, she will be unlucky in gaining social favors. After dreaming of acquaintances, you may see or hear from them. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

The Language of Dreams

(see Acceptance, Judgment)

Forgiveness toward self or others for behavior that’s considered socially, legally, or religiously unseemly.

Discovering information about a person or situation that erased any question of liability.

If given by a judge, jury, or clergyperson, this can indicate forgiveness from others, including authority figures, or even the Divine regarding actions for which you are penitent.... The Language of Dreams

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

During experiments to monitor the brain activ­ity of animals and humans while asleep, it was noted that the brain seemed to move through a series of levels of activity. In deep sleep there are slow rhythmic brainwaves. These at times would give way to faster rhythms of a more dynamic nature. This was at first called desynchronised’ sleep because during it the muscular system relaxed deeply, even though the brain was active. It was also known as paradoxical sleep, but more recently has become internationally known as ‘active sleep’. During active sleep the rapid eye movements (REM) characteristic of dreaming occur.

The brain’s activity was found to be a better indicator of dreaming in animals than REM because some creatures, such as owls, do not move their eyes. In this way, all mammals were seen to exhibit active sleep or dreaming. Birds also dream, and, measured in this way, so do many types of fish, reptiles and some amphibians. See science, sleep and dreams. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of seeing an adder strike, and a friend, who is dead but seems to be lying down and breathing, rises partly to a sitting position when the adder strikes at him, and then both disappearing into some bushes nearby, denotes that you will be greatly distressed over the ill luck of friends, and a loss threatened to yourself.

For a young woman to see an adder, foretells a deceitful person is going to cause her trouble.

If it runs from her, she will be able to defend her character in attacks made on her. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

The Complete Dream Book

Business success is foretold by a dream of adding up figures correctly, but if it seems impossible to get the right total, the augury is one of disappointment.... The Complete Dream Book

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Many people seem to have dreams about committing adultery or about their spouse committing adultery (cheating or being cheated on). In this dictionary there is a definition for cheating and here I will add a few more thoughts about this dream topic. Many dreams come from the private unconscious and are a reflection on thoughts, fears, desires, issues or are a response to stressful or anxiety provoking situations.

The details of the dream need to be considered before attempting an interpretation. Details such as who is cheating on whom and what are the circumstances surrounding this dream event, need to be established. At times people have dreams about cheating on their spouses as a response to a long and monogamous relationship.

The dream may be a compensation for boredom, monotony or unhappiness. On the other hand, the dream could be about you connecting to deeper parts of self, which is represented by a desirable person of the opposite sex. On rare occasions a person may suspect, or feel on some level, that their mate is not faithful but is not willing to admit this consciously. Thus, in the dream state the individual confronts his fears and from there may begin to deal with the situation on a conscious level. “The dream reveals the reality which conception lags behind.” Franz Kafka... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Self-imposed guilt and/or shame. Are you getting what you want at the expense of others? Dissatisfaction.The desire to change. Guilt. Being part of / performing; You will be faced with taking responsibility for a situation that you were part of. Spouse or partner performing; Affection is a concern.

If you committed it, be on guard against giving your confidence to new friends; if you resisted it, you will have some disappointing setbacks, but they will be temporary. Many people seem to have dreams about committing adultery or about their spouse committing adultery (cheating or being cheated on). In this dictionary there is a definition for cheating and here I will add a few more thoughts about this dream topic. Many dreams come from the private unconscious and are a reflection on thoughts, fears, desires or issues are a response to stressful or anxiety provoking situations.

The details of the dream need to be considered before attempting an interpretation. Details such as who is cheating on whom and what are the circumstances surrounding this dream event, need to be established. At times people have dreams about cheating on their spouses as a response to a long and monogamous relationship.

The dream may be a compensation for boredom, monotony or unhappiness. On the other hand, the dream could be about you connecting to deeper parts of self, which is represented by a desirable person of the opposite sex. On rare occasions a person may suspect, or feel on some level, that their mate is not faithful but is not willing to admit this consciously. Thus, in the dream state the individual confronts his fears and from there may begin to deal with the situation on a conscious level. “The dream reveals the reality which conception lags behind.” Franz Kafka ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

A dream that features air freshener is sending a clear warning from your conscience. Do not allow yourself to be drawn into any bad or immoral behavior, no matter how fun or tempting it may seem.... My Dream Interpretation

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Something in one’s life needs changing from poor to good, base metal to gold.

2. One has hope for change, even though it seems impossible. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Circumstances around us are not what they seem and we can expect the unexpected. Whether we can deal with what happens depends on our strength of character and ability to handle crises.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Complete Dream Book

To dream you see an angel or angels is very good, and to dream that you yourself are one is much better. But to speak with or call upon them is of evil signification» Yet if in secret they seem to declare something unknown, and which you do not understand or know, it denotes your becoming acquainted with persons of the first quality. And to dream that you see an angel fly over you or your house, signifies joy, consolation, benediction, and good news, and shows increase of honor and authority.... The Complete Dream Book

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Army) In a dream, ants represent weak and covetous people, an army, a family, or longevity. Seeing a colony of ants entering a city in a dream means that an army will occupy that city.

A colony of ants in a dream also represents a heavy populated area. Seeing ants over one’s bed in a dream means having many children.

If ants leave one’s house in a dream, it means that someone in the family will leave that house. Ifthere is a sick person in a house and one sees ants flying in a dream, it means the death of such a person. Ants leaving their colony in a dream means dying away of the population in that area, or that such a town may become a ghost town. Seeing ants leaving their nest in a dream also means adversities or distress. Though in this case, they represent the small and hard working people.

If a sick person sees ants walking over his body in a dream, it means his death. Flying ants in a dream also mean hardships during a journey. Seeing winged ants in a dream means a war and destruction of a large army. Ants in a dream also may signify prosperity. They also represent the person seeing the dream or members of his family or relatives. Understanding the language of ants in a dream means sovereignty, leadership and prosperity.

If one sees ants entering his house and carrying food in a dream, it means prosperity in that family.

If one sees ants leaving his house and carrying food with them in a dream, it means poverty. Seeing ants coming out of one’s nostrils, ears, mouth or any part of his body and rejoicing at that sight in the dream means martyrdom. However, if one seems unhappy to see that in his dream, it means dying in sin. Flying ants in a dream also represent a robbery. Killing ants in a dream means cruelty against weak people.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Encyclopedia of Dreams

An apostle dream is much like that of an angel dream but more men then women seem to have these. Usually when an apostle speaks to you in a dream it is a spiritual message for you and deserves the utmost attention you can give it. See Angel.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Dreams of apparel, denote that enterprises will be successes or failures, as the apparel seems to be whole and clean, or soiled and threadbare.

To see fine apparel, but out of date, foretells that you will have fortune, but you will scorn progressive ideas.

If you reject out-of-date apparel, you will outgrow present environments and enter into new relations, new enterprises and new loves, which will transform you into a different person.

To see yourself or others appareled in white, denotes eventful changes, and you will nearly always find the change bearing sadness.

To walk with a person wearing white, proclaims that person’s illness or distress, unless it be a young woman or child, then you will have pleasing surroundings for a season at least.

To see yourself, or others, dressed in black, portends quarrels, disappointments, and disagreeable companions; or, if it refers to business, the business will fall short of expectations.

To see yellow apparel, foretells approaching gaieties and financial progress. Seen as a flitting spectre, in an unnatural light, the reverse may be expected. You will be fortunate if you dream of yellow cloth.

To dream of blue apparel, signifies carrying forward to victory your aspirations, through energetic, insistent efforts. Friends will loyally support you.

To dream of crimson apparel, foretells that you will escape formidable enemies by a timely change in your expressed intention.

To see green apparel, is a hopeful sign of prosperity and happiness.

To see many colored apparel, foretells swift changes, and intermingling of good and bad influences in your future.

To dream of misfitting apparel, intimates crosses in your affections, and that you are likely to make a mistake in some enterprise.

To see old or young in appropriate apparel, denotes that you will undertake some engagement for which you will have no liking, and which will give rise to many cares.

For a woman to dream that she is displeased with her apparel, foretells that she will find many vexatious rivalries in her quest for social distinction.

To admire the apparel of others, denotes that she will have jealous fears of her friends.

To dream of the loss of any article of apparel, denotes disturbances in your business and love affairs.

For a young woman to dream of being attired in a guazy black costume, foretells she will undergo chastening sorrow and disappointment.

For a young woman to dream that she meets another attired in a crimson dress with a crepe mourning veil over her face, foretells she will be outrivaled by one she hardly considers her equal, and bitter disappointment will sour her against women generally.

The dreamer interpreting the dream of apparel should be careful to note whether the objects are looking natural.

If the faces are distorted and the light unearthly, though the colors are bright, beware; the miscarriage of some worthy plan will work you harm. There are few dreams in which the element of evil is wanting, as there are few enterprises in waking life from which the element of chance is obviated. See Clothes and Coat. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Dreams of seeing apricots growing, denote that the future, though seemingly rosy hued, holds masked bitterness and sorrow for you.

To eat them signifies the near approach of calamitous influences.

If others eat them, your surroundings will be unpleasant and disagreeable to your fancies.

A friend says: ``Apricots denote that you have been wasting time over trifles or small things of no value.’’ ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Psycho Dream Interpretation

Festivity and pleasure are the traditional explanations of this dream. Psychoanalytical interpretations make the arrow the symbol of the male sexual organ, the means of fertility when combined with the female organ.

The physical seems to permeate the dream world whether or not the dreamer wants it.... Psycho Dream Interpretation

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of being assassinated indicates a situation that has no optimism or chance of success and requires your instant consideration and effort.

To dream that you’ve witnessed an assassination means that you must pay closer attention to small details.

The seemingly inconsequential things are typically important.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: As babies are learning to speak, they tend to babble as first experiments, as though trying out language. Babbling in dreams has this same connotation. We perhaps need to speak out more clearly. Talking in your sleep seems to be the mind’s way of expressing suppressed material, or concerns that you have not been able to deal with properly.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

General: one s own feelings and urges at that level of development—such as possessiveness, joy, curiosity, innocent love, infant trauma; feelings of helplessness; vulnerability, lack of responsibility; being cared for. Also a new phase of life; a new idea; new activity—as when we say someone has a new baby, meaning a new project or business. When with a couple: the marriage—what is created in a relationship; the life process in us, based on reproduction. In a woman’s dream: desire for baby; responsibility of caring for baby; wor­ries about having healthy baby. In a man’s dream: desire for parenthood; weight of responsibility; fear of inability to pro­duce. In child’s dream: themselves at that age; feelings about a baby sibling.

Example: ‘I have my own baby who is lying in a cot in a bedroom looking very weak and pathetic with eyes closed. I know that he or she is getting weaker and weaker through lack of food and care. In fact the baby seems to be dying.

The feelings of guilt are terrible because I know it is my responsi­bility to do something to make it well. I keep saying to myself I must go and feed that baby—but I don’t. I just keep worry­ing and feeling guilty’ (JC). Because of circumstances we may not have been able to satisfy all our babyhood needs—we may have been weaned earlier than we wanted, our need for attention may have been unsatisfied—and these are shown as a baby in our dreams, as with JC. Dreams such as the above show how we sense the need of this pan of us to be cared for and nourished.

If some of these earliest needs are not met in some way, the development of our enthusiasm, our pleasure and ability to be involved and self-giving, may be cunailed.

Example: ‘I am 48, have two children in their late teens and definitely DO NOT want another baby. Nevertheless I have a recurring dream in which I am always in labour, expe­riencing no pain, and although there are nursing staff I am in some sort of laboratory, although everything is very pleasant. I never actually give birth and when I wake I always have a vague feeling of disappointment’ (VI). This dreamer’s con­scious decision to have no more children is in conflict with her biological urge for another baby.

Example: My mouth was full of what looked like liver. It was also coming out of my left ear. When I turned away from the mirror I saw medical people in caps and gowns who kept telling me to bear down. I then gave birth to a baby out of my mouth. I am an invalid and very sick at present’ (Mr MS). This man’s dream is about preparation for death.

The baby is the extraction of all that can live on after his present life is left behind in death. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Strength, but particularly moral fibre.

A psychiatrist once told me that many men in a tramp s home were diag­nosed CWB; it meant ‘congenitally without backbone’. Exam­ple. ‘I was looking across a hedge at a bull. I seemed to be just looking at its back’ (Andy). Andy was a teenager, uncertain of himself. In this dream he was looking at his strength.

Someone on one’s back: feeling dominated by someone else; carrying one’s parents’ wants and decisions instead of one’s own. Idioms: backbreaking; back to the wall, behind one’s back; get off my back; put somebody’s back up; rod for one’s back, pat on the back; stab in the back; turn one’s back on; scratch my back. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

New American Dream Dictionary

1. A release, letting go of trapped feelings.

2. Use extreme caution when entering into new partnerships; warning.

3. To abandon a situation or project that seems shady or somehow dishonest (to “bail out”). ... New American Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Our creative ability may need to be enhanced or lightened in order for us to achieve success.

If the ingredients we use seem strange or bizarre, we may need to transform our mindset vis-à-vis what we are doing in ordinary life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream about baking suggests that you possess talents for success and inventiveness.

If you are combining different elements that normally don’t blend, this indicates that you should search for the relationship between two independent objects or events. Sometimes these seemingly non-complementary items could show beneficial results.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

My Dream Interpretation

To see or dream that you are on a balcony, refers to your desire to be seen and noticed. It may also mean that you are on your way up the social ladder.

If the balcony collapsed or seemed dangerous, you may hear sad news about, or from, distant friends.... My Dream Interpretation

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

It seems solid but, in reality, it is just full of air! Don’t be distracted by bright colors. Examine any personal or business offers you receive to make sure they are sound.

A hot air balloon, however, whether you are ascending in one or just watching one go up, is always indicative of financial gain.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

The Language of Dreams

(see Ascent, Circle)

A reason for celebration.

In a bundle: An image of childhood joys and blessings.

Being lifted away by: Detachment; a type of ascent dream. Alternatively, burdens easing or an improved perspective that makes problems seem smaller.

Inflating a balloon represents situations that have been likewise inflated by a lot of hot air and heated words.... The Language of Dreams

My Dream Interpretation

If you dream of entering a ballroom where people seem happy and the music is pleasant, your attempts to achieve happiness will be successful. Be sure that you keep an open mind about what life has to offer. However, if the ballroom was empty, or unpleasant and dirty, or you were upset by the music or the people there, then your dream signifies financial troubles and/or arguments with authority figures.

If everyone in the ballroom was waltzing in unison, you need to get in touch with your inner spirit.... My Dream Interpretation

The Language of Dreams

(see Clothing, Foot, Nakedness, Shoes)

Consider the context of the dream first.

For example, there is nothing unusual about walking barefoot on the beach, but walking barefoot on a roadway might indicate exposing oneself to harm.

Sensitivity. Feeling the grass between your toes, and really experiencing life to the fullest.

Freedom and liberation. Tossing oft’your shoes is like being released from a cage or other material bonds.

Among ascetics, the ability to walk your path confidently and safely because you know it so intimately.

Fire-walking barefoot reveals an ability within to accomplish any task to which you set your mind, no matter how impossible it may initially seem.... The Language of Dreams

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of vomiting means either that you are getting sick, or that you will be connected with a scandalous rumor or situation.

To see others vomiting, symbolizes that you will realize someone who seemed nice is actually lying to you.... My Dream Interpretation

Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dreaming of a bartender suggests that you may find yourself in a confusing situation due to relying too heavily on another’s unfounded opinion. There is a message here to beware of people who ‘sure talk’ and seem as though they know more than they actually do.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

The house generally represents your psychological and emotional self. Each part of the house may deal with a different part of you.

The basement is built first. It is often below ground (or at least some parts of it), and is essentially the foundation of the house. Dreaming about a basement and understanding the dream, may provide you with valuable information which may lead to greater self-awareness.

A recurring dream about basements (i.e. being in a basement, cleaning a basement, furnishing a basement, etc.) should not be ignored. These dreams may be symbolic of your unconscious, instincts and intuition, and degree of awareness of a current situation or a problem.

The look of the basement may provide you with clues about your current feelings and state of contentment.

If the basement is a mess, and you see great disorder and clutter, it suggests that you may be experiencing confusion and that it is a very good time to sort things out emotionally and psychologically. At times, the activities which are going on in the basement of your dream may be based on past experiences or childhood memories. As with all dreams, their main purpose seems to be to bring the dreamer to higher consciousness so that he may deal with his current issues more effectively, rather than to dwell on the past. See also: House.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of an empty basket symbolize either receptivity or feelings of emptiness.

If the basket is filled, then whatever the basket is filled with represents the type of abundance you are experiencing in your life. Also, if you dream of weaving a basket, then this symbolizes your ability to weave together seeming random and misplaced aspects of yourself together into a unified, wholesome container. Consider the feeling tone. See Goddess Athena, Integration Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

A bat flying around means that all your small problems will be cleared up very quickly and easily.

If the bat is at rest, hanging upside down, then what seem like small problems now may later develop into big ones.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Judging by all of the e-mail that I receive, dreaming about bathrooms seems to be common. They are most valuable in our daily life. In our dreams bathrooms may be equally valuable symbols. They suggest that there is a need for emotional and psychological cleansing. You may need to get rid of emotional and psychological baggage. It is difficult to be carefree and happy when old issues keep bringing you down.

The bathroom is a good dream symbol. Consider all of the details in your dream. Make an effort to cleanse mind and spirit by putting useless thoughts and feeling behind you! See also: House... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

Great hidden strength.

If you kill a bear, you will overcome seemingly insurmountable odds.

If you are chased by a bear, you will have many business problems and will have to deal with unpleasant people.

If you track or hunt a bear, you will gain in stature and be greatly respected.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

Islamic Dream Interpretation

For a man, a beard in a dream signifies wealth, honor and dignity.

If it is moderately long or well trimmed in the dream, it means earning respect, rising in rank, prosperity, beauty and sovereignty.

If only the sides of one’s beard are long and not the middle section in the dream, it means that one will work to save money for someone else.

If one’s beard is too long and lacks proper trimming in a dream, it means indebtedness, distress and suffering from depression.

If it becomes long to the extent of reaching the floor in the dream, it means death.

If one’s beard grows long and thick in a dream, it means longevity or increase in one’s wealth.

If it reaches his belly in the dream, it means that he does not obey God’s commands.

If it grows longer than one’s grip in the dream, it means that one lives from the interest he earns from usury.

If the hair of one’s beard is black in the dream, it means prosperity and satisfaction in one’s life. Ifits color is greenish-black in the dream, it means extended wealth, power and rulership, unless if one is a tyrant, for the color of Pharaoh’s beard was greenish-black.

If the color of one’s beard yields to yellow in the dream, it means poverty and illness.

If its color is blondish in the dream, it means a scare.

If one grabs his own beard in the dream and ifits hair falls into his hand, and ifhe keeps holding to the hair, it means incurring financial losses then recovering them, unless one discards the hair in the dream. Pulling someone’s from his beard in the dream means inheriting him.

If one sees a young boy who has not reached the age of puberty having a beard in a dream, it means the child’s death. Ifthe child’s beard is just starting to grow in the dream, it means that he will grow to lead and command people.

If one’s beard is shallow and if it makes him look fatuous in a dream, it means payment of one’s debts or easing of his trouble or dispelling of his distress.

If one’s beard looks childish or completely immature in the dream, it means losing people’s respect. Ifthe color of one’s beard is gold in the dream, it means that he will lose some respect and perhaps half of his wealth. Seeing one-halfof one’s beard shaved in a dream means poverty. Ifan unknown young person shaves one’s beard in a dream, it means loss of dignity and injury caused by one’s enemy or competitor or someone who carries the same name.

If an old man shaves his beard in a dream, it means that he will lose his good reputation at the hand of a profiteer and an overpowering enemy. Ifone’s beard is cut off in a dream, it means financial losses valued at how far it is trimmed. Clipping what is longer than man’s grip of one’s beard in a dream means paying the due alms tax. Cutting off someone’s beard in a dream means swindling his inheritance.

A white beard in a dream means honor, dignity and good fame.

If one’s beard turns gray, leaving few black hairs in the dream, it means earning respect.

If all its hair becomes gray in the dream, it means poverty and loss of integrity. Seeing one’s wife having a beard in a dream means increase in one’s wealth or growth ofthe son’s business, or sickness of one’s wife, or it could mean that she will no longer be able to conceive children, though if she had a son, it means that he will control the entire family.

If a woman sees herself having a beard in a dream, it means losing her husband and if she is a widow, it means that she will marry a hard-working man who is compatible with her.

If a pregnant woman sees that in a dream, it means that she will beget a son, and ifshe has a quarrel with someone, it means that she will win the battle and stand for herself with dignity and courage. Plucking one’s facial hair or beard in a dream means wasting money.

If one’s beard and head is shaved in a dream, it means recovering from an illness, satisfying one’s debts or dispelling sorrow and distress. Having an extraordinarily long beard that one can spin and weave as a cloth, then sells it in his dream means that he will forge a testimony. Clipping one’s beard in a dream also means losing money. One’s beard in a dream also represents his job, business, clothing, gains and losses. Cutting off the hair of one’s beard with one’s own teeth in a dream means sufferings, distress and trouble. Swearingby the honor of one’s beard in a dream may denote either one’s truthfulness or lies, his stinginess or generosity. One’s beard in a dream also could represent his wife.

If a farmer finds the hair ofhis beard black in a dream, it means that he should start harvesting his crop.

A white beard could denote illness or frailty. Ifone’s beard in wakefulness is gray and he sees its color black in a dream, it means strength, determination, firmness, certainty, having great energy and exuberance. Ifone’s beard in his dream seems longer than the usual, it means being a spendthrift, wasting money, engaging in gambling and sportinggames, or suffering from depression, or beingtroubled by circumstances.

If a subversive and a sinful person sees himself having a beard in a dream, it means that he will repent of his sins.

If a misguided person sees himself having a beard in his dream, it means that he will receive guidance.

If a woman grows a beard in her dream, it means that she is trying to be a man, or it could mean insolence or engaging in wrongdoing.

If a child sees himself having a beard in a dream, it means longevity. Loving a beard and kissing it in a dream means lacking determination or will, regardless ifit is his own beard or ifit is someone else’s beard.

If a straw or anything sticks to one’s beard in a dream, it means hearing bad words. Shaving half of one’s beard in a dream means losing one’s source of income or loss of one’s dignity. Holding the beard of one’s uncle in a dream means unjustly inheriting him.

If a woman sees herself having a beard like a man in a dream, it means that she will never beget children, unless if she has a reddish beard as the natural color ofher hair. However, for a man, to have a reddish beard in a dream means trials and temptation and particularly if some gray hair is also mixed with it. (Also see Face; Scissors; Shaving; Twisting a rope)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Dream Explanations of Astro Center

Dreaming of a full, luxuriant beard on the face of a friendly man can indicate luck ahead.

A beard on a woman, however, is an attention-getter, indicating that this dream is an important one and close attention should be paid to the other symbols in the dream.

If a man wearing a beard seems unfriendly and ominous, or if the man is also wearing glasses, then someone important to you is hiding something.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

Little Giant Encyclopedia

See Raven, Owl, Dove. Spiritual content.

An attempt to get a better perspective. This symbol also has an erotic meaning. In addition, it may imply that you want to be different, as in the myth of Icarus.

A flock of birds has a special meaning, since they seem to represent the intelligence of nature in their movement, an intelligence that is completely different from humans’. They express group will, in contrast to the will of the individual. In the ancient Welsh epic poem Mabinogion, the goddess Rhiannon is described as a flock of birds, since she symbolizes female wisdom in nature. However, a flock of birds, like a colony of insects, may also appear dangerous, as in Hitchcock’s film The Birds.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

Birds, in general, mean success. Flying birds indicate a coming journey.

To have a bird land on your hand, arm, or head means an unexpected love is coming into your life.

To kill a bird, or find a dead bird, is an ill omen. Gypsies in different parts of England have different ideas about dreams concerning specific birds. Following are a few of those ideas:

Blackbird: A need for caution. Examine all business matters carefully.

Canary: Death of a friend.

A sudden departure.

A flying canary means temporary sickness.

Crow: You will be disappointed in an expectation and will have to make do with what you have.

Dove: Fidelity in love; happiness at home.

A flock of doves means an abundance of love and happiness. Two doves together mean reconciliation.

Eagle: A soaring eagle indicates great business success.

Falcon / Hawk: A soaring falcon or hawk, as with an eagle, means business success.

A swooping falcon or hawk means success in a legal matter.

To carry the bird on your arm and / or release it means to branch out, embracing new associates in your business or personal life.

Lark: A short vacation, with fun and relaxation.

Nightingale: To hear or see a nightingale is the forerunner of joyful news, great success in business, joy in love.

To hear a nightingale sing is to be assured of happiness.

Owl: You must give great thought to a coming problem, rather than making a snap decision.

If the owl flies away, you will find the problem is not as big as it seems.

To hear an owl hoot is to be warned of coming problems.

Parrot: Beware of slander. Don’t listen to gossip.

Peacock: To dream of a peacock is a sign of popularity, but beware of pride and vanity If it is a peacock which suddenly spreads its tail, beware of ostentation.

To hear a peacock scream means there is an approaching storm that will do you some damage. This could be a domestic or business “storm.”

Pigeon: To dream of a flying pigeon, according to Gypsies in Yorkshire, is to expect news in the form of a letter.

If you don’t see the pigeon land, it could be good or bad news.

If you see the bird land, then it is definitely good news.

Raven: A favorite bird of the Gypsies. Many dream books call this a bird of ill omen, but Romanis say that to dream of it signifies a family reunion with much happiness and joy to come.

If it is flying, the reunion will be unexpected; if at rest, it will be something you organize.

Swallow: Flying swallows mean happiness and good fortune. Nesting swallows mean close friendship.

Swan: You will have a happy and contented family life.

If there are young signets with the swan(s), then you will have children.

Vulture: Represents a bitter enemy.

To kill a vulture is to triumph over your enemy To see one devouring its prey is a warning about a lawsuit.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Aggression; the desire to suckle the breast hidden un- der aggression—this applies to women as equally as men.

The following example shows another aspect of bite: I had to get a large spider into a small dwelling. At one point it was like trying to get the spider into a narrow necked bottle, the spider was unwilling, and bit my finger. I was worried the bite might be poisonous, but it seemed all right’ (Alan P).

The large spider, small dwelling and finger refer to sexual inter­course. Alan feels fear of introducing his finger into the bottle because he might be bitten. So here the bite refers to the injection of fearful emotions, unwillingness, into his sexual impulse.

The spider often refers to the mother, and in fact Alan’s mother made him fearful of sex. So the bite is clearly to do with feeling attacked by anxieties or one’s urges. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Depends which skin colour one has.

If white: one’s natural drives, feelings about coloured people; or if per­son is known, what you feel about them.

If black or brown: one’s own cultural feelings; same as any person’ dream.

Example: \ was in a cubicle or small toilet with a very black coloured woman. She told me there was something wrong with her vagina. She was undressed. I rubbed her va­gina and we both felt enormous passion. I then awoke but couldn’t at first remember the dream. I have refrained from sexual intercourse for some weeks, as I always feel shattered/ tired afterwards. Anyway I woke very wet, yet couldn’t re­member any orgasm. I could remember some question of sex as I awoke. Then I remembered the dream and continued it in fantasy. I experienced powerful urges to find a woman to have a non-committed sexual relationship with. But in the end I wanted to share my feelings with my wife, but she seemed deep asleep and unresponsive. When I slept again I dreamt I was in London, had got off one bus, but was not at any desti­nation. I was standing about not making a move to find my direction. Then I began to look’ (Alfred C).

To understand this dream in some depth it is helpful to think of a sexual drive as a flow, like a river. As such it can be blocked, in which case it will seek an alternative route. Sexual energy or flow is not simply a mechanical thing, ihough; it is also deeply feeling in its connection with the most profound sides of hu­man life such as parenthood and the canng and providing for young. In the history of white people a great deal of sexual frustration has arisen out of the ideas of sin and guilt in their religion.

A view arose for the white race that the black races had an easier and less frustrating relationship with the natural —which includes not only sexuality but the body as a whole, and nature also. So when Alfred dreams of the black woman, he is meeting what is natural and flowing in himself, but which he has blocked by his will because he felt shattered after sex.

The pan about the bus shows him trying to find a direction in which his sexual feelings could move satisfyingly in connection with other people.

Unfonunately, as Jung points out in Man and His Symbols, people in modern society, whether black, yellow, brown or white, have lost their sense of nature and the cosmos as being anything other than processes without consciousness or living feeling. Jung says. No river contains a spirit, no tree is the life principle of a man. no snake the embodiment of wisdom. No voice now speaks to man from stones, plants, and animals, nor does he speak to them believing they can hear.’ The im­portance of such dreams as Arthur’s is that it shows the pas­sionate relationship between our personality and the pnmitive and natural.

A black person, born and bred in a modern setting, would most likely dream of a black bushman to depict their own natural drives. See identity and dreams; Africa; sex in dreams. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Strangest Dream Explanations

A dream of these short and seemingly random cacophonous video images is your subconscious deprogramming, cleansing and releasing the data it received during the day. Consider the content and feeling tone to discern the message. See Processing Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

It refers to oneself, as in the word sorcxehxty. Al­though it includes the totality of our expenence, it seems to be most pointedly referring to our sense of identity. From this sense of ourself we project meaning on to the rest of the world in some degree. Thus many symbols are stylised body forms.

The cross is a standing figure with arms outstretched, a church’s structure a representation of the body, and the mira­cle of sexual reproduction—the mystery enacted within it; a maypole, the penis. Therefore various things can represent our body or aspects of ourself. Seeds, swallowed teeth can be sperm, anything long and pointed, even a linger, can be the penis; anything hairy, a male; anything receptive like a bottle, bowl or cave, a woman or vagina.

A body, or our body, also represents physical life; material existence; the process which causes growth and aging. This includes all the processes of nature in us.

A dead body: our skin or shape is felt as our boundary, the edge of our universe.

The dead body depicts a whole set of personality traits or attitudes, very often potentials, which have been denied life by us. We have not allowed them expression.

A person hun in love might kill out any feelings towards the opposite sex. This ‘dead pan of them can be shown as a body. May also be the way we meet feelings about death. Sickness in body: can refer to an awareness of illness in pan of body shown. Most often depicts psychological problem symbolised by pan of body— see body pans below. Maggots in body: possible need to cleanse body of toxins or infection, sense of dis-ease emotion­ally in that area of self. Iniunes: huns or events that may lead to emotional scars—see body areas below. See dead people dreams; hiding.

Bodiless: Example: lI felt as if I was going very deep inside myself. It was dark but at first there were noises of the world around me. I seemed to go in much deeper and it was very dark, but with the feeling of great space. Everything was all right until I didn’t hear any noise at all, all that space and no noise was too much and my whole body freaked out and then pulled out very fast before I could stop it’ (Kate P).

The ‘noises’ around us, sensory impressions, other people s ex­pressed feelings and actions, are building bricks for our sense of self. In a real sense we create each other by believing in each other. With prolonged absence of other people and events, and especially if we lose our noises’ and body aware­ness, we feel we—our sense of identity—is dying. Bodiless- ness may therefore show us feeling unrecognised, unnoticed. May also be feelings of loneliness; being cut off from sexuality and body drives. In its positive side it is exploration of the unconscious and void. See identity and dreams.

If you are right handed, the left of the body: represents inner feelings which support outer action, such as confidence, our less used or supportive functions.

If we are an intellectual, the left might depict one’s feelings, and vice versa.

The left may represent our mother’s influence in our life and body.

The right of the body: our outer activity and dominant func­tions; expressed abilities; our father’s influence in life and body.

If father is an anxious man there might be a lot more signs of stress on this side of the body. Top half of body: thinking, feeling. Bottom half: sexuality and instincts. Half a body: if top missing, lack of thinking and higher emotion; if bottom, trauma to, loss or denial of, sexuality and sensuality. Old head on baby body: immature sexuality and emotions; vice versa: immature personality. Dismembered body: emo­tional or mental stress and breakdown; may be followed by emergence of new self.

The areas of our body are sometimes thought of as sense organs. This may seem strange but is very simple. Without language, communication would be difficult. So language en­ables us to sense what another being is communicating.

If we had been castrated or had a hysterectomy prior to adoles­cence, we would never develop sexually. Without that devel­opment we would not understand two kissing people; or what a mother was feeling when she held her baby. Out of the sex drive develops a whole world of feelings and tenderness which enables us to understand many things we see in the world. It is therefore important when reading the particular de­scriptions below to remember that each psychological area of our body gives us some insight into ourself and life around us, which is missing if the area is injured or traumatised. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

My Dream Interpretation

Dreams that seem to focus strongly on your body are hints about your state of health. Dreaming of finding a dead body means you have been careless in a recent endeavor.

To dream about detached or dismembered body parts, suggests that some situation is falling apart in your waking life. You are experiencing loss.

If you dreamed of your body changing into something else, please see “Shapeshifting” in this dictionary.

If you dreamed of switching bodies with somebody else, look under “Body Swapping” below.... My Dream Interpretation

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Strength and power.

2. Obstacles.

3. Severe, seemingly insurmountable difficulties are in the offing. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To come close to a person in your dreaming with a pure and sweet breath, commendable will be your conduct, and a profitable consummation of business deals will follow. Breath if fetid, indicates sickness and snares. Losing one’s breath, denotes signal failure where success seemed assured. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are panting or breathing rapidly suggests that you are experiencing some anxiety, tension, or fear concerning a new situation in your life.

To dream that you are breathing underwater, represents a retreat back into the womb. You want to return to a state where you were dependent and free from responsibilities. Perhaps you are feeling helpless, or caught up in intense emotions.

A dream of holding your breath represents your stubborn state of mind. You need to be more open to the opinions of others.

If you are unable to breathe in your dream, you may have failure where success seemed sure.

If you dream of someone breathing fire at you, this indicates an attack on your character and the need to defend yourself. You are feeling stressed, vulnerable and mistreated.... My Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To see a long bridge dilapidated, and mysteriously winding into darkness, profound melancholy over the loss of dearest possessions and dismal situations will fall upon you.

To the young and those in love, disappointment in the heart’s fondest hopes, as the loved one will fall below your ideal.

To cross a bridge safely, a final surmounting of difficulties, though the means seem hardly safe to use. Any obstacle or delay denotes disaster.

To see a bridge give way before you, beware of treachery and false admirers. Affluence comes with clear waters. Sorrowful returns of best efforts are experienced after looking upon or coming in contact with muddy or turbid water in dreams. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Psycho Dream Interpretation

Crossing a bridge, overcoming difficulties.

A long bridge that seems to vanish in the distance, loss of possessions Or disappointment in love. Passing under a bridge, weighty problems that require time to solve. See Plank.... Psycho Dream Interpretation

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Used to sweep a floor clean, a broom may suggest the need to clean up some dirt or negativity in your life.

Associated with witches, a broom appearing in a dream may point out that someone is acting like a witch or seems to have supernatural powers over you.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Little Giant Encyclopedia

How you view the bug depends on your personal relation to it. As a germ or virus, it does not seem to offer any great threat. As a slang expression—”to bugger someone”—it has a sexual connotation.

In Egypt, the scarab (black dung beetle) symbolizes rebirth; later it became a symbol of luck. In our culture today the June bug is generally a symbol of luck.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

In order to interpret the dream with a bus ride in it, the dreamer should make associations in regard to buses.

The dream has very specific meaning depending on the individual’s experiences on school buses, public transportation vehicles, special family trips, etc. At times the content of the dream may be more important than the actual setting.

If the setting is secondary, then examine the other details of the dream more closely. However, if the bus and/or the bus ride was a focal point of the dream consider the value that it holds for you. Does this dream say something about your ability to fit in and join a group effort, project, or trip? Do you function well in group settings? Are you a leader or a follower in such situations, and what is your comfort level? This dream could also reflect a part of your life (or the journey of your life) which involved many other people who seemed to be on a same path. It could be your family, friends, schoolmates or co-workers. See also: Car... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of seeing a bus driver represents your ability to take control yet work together with others as a team. It could also mean that you are confused as to which path to take in order to reach your goals. You cannot seem to get ahead in life.

To dream that you are a bus driver implies that you have chosen the correct path to achieve your goals, and you are reaching them fairly rapidly. Try to slow down a little and don’t be too aggressive. In particular, if you are a school bus driver in the dream, this could mean that you will reach your objectives faster if you use experience and wisdom to guide you. Perhaps you have achieved a higher level of self-discovery.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Little Giant Encyclopedia

These are usually a sign of much activity during the day (less often, a suggestion to be more active). In contrast, being an observer in the dream means to be less passive. These dreams may also point to too much stress, indicating that your life has become too frantic. Try to determine whether you see yourself as being very active in the dream or if you seem to be disappearing from view.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

The Fabric of Dream

To dream that he cuts up meat denotes trouble and sickness (Gypsy) ; probably a dream of physical stimuli originating in the organ that the butcher seems to be cutting.... The Fabric of Dream

The Language of Dreams

(see Bread, Eating)

A favorable sign of accomplishing your goals and having continued good health. Selling butter portends small gains in business (e.g., making your “bread and butter”).

Spreading butter may indicate that you are somehow trying to “butter someone up” instead of taking a more direct tact.

Worship and sacrifice given to the Divine. In Mesopotamia, Tibet, and India, butter is considered a seemly offering.

Among Tibetans, also an emblem of prosperity soon to follow.... The Language of Dreams

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Moth; Silkworm) In a dream, a butterfly signifies ignorance, lack of experience with people, or inexperience with the proper protocol.

A butterfly in a dream also could signify love and sacrificing one’s life for others.

A butterfly in a dream also represents fire worshipers, fear, or a weak enemy who speaks big words.

If a farmer sees butterflies in his dream, it means hardships and lack of work, or consenting to evil by associating with evil companions, or befriending vile women.

A silkworm in a dream represents the best of people who spend in charity from their best and who curtail their evil, or it could represent children who live a short life in this world, or people who leave a sizeable estate for their posterity.

A silkworm, or a butterfly in a dream also could signify a short life, the nearend of one’s life, a miller, or it could represent a painter. (Also seeMagician)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

The Language of Dreams

(see Birds)

A very negative emblem, being that this is a scavenger bird. Often it reveals gossip or scandal afoot.

If the bird is sitting nearby, it portends some type of loss caused by an opportunist.

If the buzzard flies away from you, then you will be able to avoid reproach in the matter lying heavily on your mind.

A buzzard picking at a carcass reveals incessant needling from those around you, to the point where the sacredness of self seems lost. Alternatively, some type of violation of your body (see Abuse, Sexual Encounters).

Among certain Arizonian, Mexican, and Californian Indian tribes, the, feathers from this bird create the clothing for their medicine man. In this setting, consider if you are being called to a healing vocation, or perhaps are yourself in need of seeing a “medicine man.”... The Language of Dreams

Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dreaming of a cabbage speaks of treasure about to be uncovered. There may be an important piece of news coming your way. Dreaming of a cabbage patch is a reminder that things are not always as they seem, be aware that the ordinary can disguise the extraordinary and open your eyes for unexpected opportunity. Cabbages are also indicative of a need to be more attentive when listening to a child or children in your life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Little Giant Encyclopedia

A symbol for narrowness and being deprived of freedom, as in Elevator, Village. Restrictions, however, are felt more strongly, similar to Sewer, Amber, Trap. On the other hand, this dream symbol can have positive meanings, particularly when the cage is seen from the outside. Then it usually is a symbol of protection and taming (of wild urges). In addition, the cage can also seem like fencing, because fences create protection, giving you the peace you are seeking.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Fairy tales and myths often seem to have arisen from dreams and vice versa, so the stereotypical vision of a place such as camelot highlights the qualities of spirituality, chivalry and adventure inherent in each of us.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To see this beast of burden, signifies that you will entertain great patience and fortitude in time of almost unbearable anguish and failures that will seemingly sweep every vestige of hope from you.

To own a camel, is a sign that you will possess rich mining property.

To see a herd of camels on the desert, denotes assistance when all human aid seems at a low ebb, and of sickness from which you will arise, contrary to all expectations. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

Dreaming of a camera may indicate that some of your friends aren’t as true as they seem to be. Therefore, you should keep your secrets to yourself. It may also mean that you’re feeling a lot of stress and pressure in one aspect of your life.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Eating canned food: you seemed to be satisfied keeping mediocre company or sticking with a stale love affair, because you don’t think you’ll find anything better.

Depth Psychology: Canned food is a symbol of laziness or timidity that makes you hold onto old habits or relationships, which in reality are only holding you back. You are living “out of a can”!... Dreamers Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

If you are unable to breathe in your dream, you may have failure where success seemed sure.... My Dream Interpretation

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Hat. Consciousness and thinking. Are you living too much in your head? It also addresses the fact that you keep something hidden or that something seems to be hidden.

The verb “to cap” also points to completion, the end of a situation. In fables and fairy tales, the cap often plays a significant role as a magical covering for the head, allowing the person to become invisible. It also points to the fact that you may be too visible. Or that you might pay more attention to yourself and be more outgoing. See Shadow.

Folklore: Unhappy love.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

The Language of Dreams

(see Altar, Bones, Animals, Death)

Appearing on an altar: The hope of blessings from a “higher” power, including authority figures.

The Mesopotamians, Babylonians, and Hebrews all had religious sects that offered animals to their gods and goddesses to gain favor. Alternatively, guilt feelings related to something perceived as a sin, for which you wish to atone through an offering.

Partially eaten flesh: Exposure; feeling like you’re at the whims of some predator in your “territory.” Also a painfully blunt reminder of mortal limitations. Likely, your emotional state is jagged, torn, and overly agitated by these sensations. You need to regain some stability.

If more than one animal devours the carcass, this signifies someone being pulled in two distinct directions, both of which seem unhealthy. Two or more forces are fighting for dominion in your life, and none has your best interests at heart.

For people considering becoming vegetarian, a disgusting carcass may signal your readiness to start heading in that direction.

Turning away from a carcass signals a change from mundane outlooks to an increased focus on metaphysical or religious matters.... The Language of Dreams

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of a carrot represents wealth and prosperity. It can also be a play on the phrase ‘dangle a carrot.’ Be wary about entering into a relationship or endeavor that seems too good to be true. Thoroughly research before you commit.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

The Language of Dreams

(see Apartment, Buildings by type, Cave)

Physical matters, as with any structure. Note the condition of each portion of the castle and its relationship to your body (see Body, Car).

According to Henry David Thoreau, the image of our highest hopes and aspirations that may or may not have any foundation to uphold them (e.g., building “castles in the air”).

Matters of honor or chivalry, going back to medieval tradition.

A place or situation that seems safe and secure, as if surrounded by an impenetrable mote.

The mote, however, may also represent obstacles or ai~mor that you place between yourself and others.

Being locked in the tower or dungeon of a castle: A type of cage dream.

An old, vine-covered castle represents romantic idealism that may not have any footing in reality. Take care not to get locked into this vision without being aware that the “here and now” cannot always meet up to lofty expectations.... The Language of Dreams

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

A castle in a dream may be symbolic of the “cavern of the heart.” It represents the home of the human spirit (yours) and the natural self. Dreams with castles in them may come from deeper levels of the unconscious, or the collective unconscious. They may represent spiritual transcendence and the mysterious and intangible force that seems to quietly, but firmly, direct our lives.

A castle in a dream may also represent feelings of security, protection, isolation or remoteness. You may have a castle dream when you have realized a desire or accomplished a goal. Darkened castles may be symbolic of unconscious or unfocused desires, at times, black castles represent our failures and white, or lighted castles, symbolize achievement and awareness. Home and ruling authorities within.Contained life.Group consciousness. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of castoria, denotes that you will fail to discharge some important duty, and your fortune will seemingly decline to low stages. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Ariadne's Book of Dream

The tall, lanky Cat in the Hat, created by Dr. Seuss, brings the message that reading is fundamental. He may suggest that it is nme to crack open the books, dc one’s homework, or read for enjoyment.

The Cat in the Hat may come to trick and coax you into having fun even with seemingly unpleasant circumstances of life. He may also represent cleverness.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Mystic Dream Book

The important nature of this building has led to many contrary definitions. It seems best to treat the outside view of a Cathedral as showing good fortune, while if you dream of the interior, you should take care, or trouble may befall you.... Mystic Dream Book

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of a cat, denotes ill luck, if you do not succeed in killing it or driving it from your sight.

If the cat attacks you, you will have enemies who will go to any extreme to blacken your reputation and to cause you loss of property. But if you succeed in banishing it, you will overcome great obstacles and rise in fortune and fame.

If you meet a thin, mean and dirty-looking cat, you will have bad news from the absent. Some friend lies at death’s door; but if you chase it out of sight, your friend will recover after a long and lingering sickness.

To hear the scream or the mewing of a cat, some false friend is using all the words and work at his command to do you harm.

To dream that a cat scratches you, an enemy will succeed in wrenching from you the profits of a deal that you have spent many days making.

If a young woman dreams that she is holding a cat, or kitten, she will be influenced into some impropriety through the treachery of others.

To dream of a clean white cat, denotes entanglements which, while seemingly harmless, will prove a source of sorrow and loss of wealth. When a merchant dreams of a cat, he should put his best energies to work, as his competitors are about to succeed in demolishing his standard of dealing, and he will be forced to other measures if he undersells others and still succeeds.

To dream of seeing a cat and snake on friendly terms signifies the beginning of an angry struggle. It denotes that an enemy is being entertained by you with the intention of using him to find out some secret which you believe concerns yourself; uneasy of his confidences given, you will endeavor to disclaim all knowledge of his actions, as you are fearful that things divulged, concerning your private life, may become public. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

The Way of Dreams and Visions

General Meaning: A season of obscurity but also of intimacy with the Lord. In a negative sense, a cave is a picture of trying to escape the pressures of life.

• Positive: Although it might not seem that a cave can be a positive place, it does speak of a place of being protected and hidden away. I remember the Lord giving me a vision once where he drew me to a cave.

• The cave was empty except for me and Him. He said that here He would teach me everything that I needed for the next phase of my spiritual walk.

For a season things would quiet down and I would not be involved with a lot of people, but that this was of Him.

• It was indeed one of the most precious times of my life where I came to know the Lord Jesus face to face at a new level. It was a time where He brought the Scriptures to life for me and gave me a new impartation of his love.

• So if you have a vision or dream of the Lord drawing you aside, this is a good thing. It speaks of a time of seclusion that is temporary. However it will be a time of much growth for you. Even Elijah experienced the still voice of the Lord in the cave.

• 1 Kings 19:9 And he came there to a cave, and lodged there; and, behold, the word of the LORD [Yahweh] [came] to him, and he said to him, What are you doing here, Elijah?

Negative:

It has been our experience in personal ministry to often see someone we pray for tied to a cave wall. This indicates that they have hidden themselves away from the real world, usually because of hurts in the past. I speak more of this under the symbol “Bars” • It also speaks of a place of hiding away from the stress and the pressures that are surrounding you.

The only way to overcome is to step out in the name of Jesus and to overcome..... The Way of Dreams and Visions

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- In dreams the chalice represents the feminine. Because of its religious significance, the chalice usually represents something that may seem to be unattainable except without a great deal of effort. It can also represent an important event or ceremony (see Cup).

2- The chalice is associated with the symbolism of the heart, containing the lifcblood. In the chalice this is represented by wine wine and blood having the same meaning.

3- The source of inexhaustible sustenance, abundance, the Holy Grail.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The chalice is symbolic of the source of inexhaustible sustenance, abundance and the holy grail. Because of this religious significance, the chalice usually represents something that may seem to be unattainable except without a great deal of effort.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of a chandelier, portends that unhoped-for success will make it possible for you to enjoy pleasure and luxury at your caprice.

To see a broken or ill-kept one, denotes that unfortunate speculation will depress your seemingly substantial fortune.

To see the light in one go out, foretells that sickness and distress will cloud a promising future. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

The Complete Dream Book

Dreaming of your own cheeks, especially if they seem to be without blemish, points toward a happy outcome of a disagreement.... The Complete Dream Book

Islamic Dream Interpretation

In a dream, cheese represents a marriage contract if one is unmarried, a child to a pregnant woman or prosperity and longevity.

If an opponent sees cheese in his dream, it means cowardice and disdain to face his adversary. It is also said that cheese suggests a period of humiliation or misery.

If a pregnant woman sees any by-product of milk in her dream, it suggests the nearing delivery of her child. Yogurt in a dream represents blessings in one’s earnings, though it also indicates that a portion of one’s earnings may include forbidden interest made from usury. Cheese in a dream also represents easy profits. However, soft cheese in a dream seems to have a more beneficial interpretation than hardened cheese. Such profits entail current financial success. Hardened cheese in a dream however may mean a journey. Eating bread with cheese in a dream represents miserliness. Mixing bread, cheese and walnuts in a dream means becoming afflicted with a sudden illness. Dry cheese for a traveller means profits while green cheese means profits for a resident.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Dream of children sweet and fair.

To you will come suave debonair, Fortune robed in shining dress, Bearing wealth and happiness.

To dream of seeing many beautiful children is portentous of great prosperity and blessings.

For a mother to dream of seeing her child sick from slight cause, she may see it enjoying robust health, but trifles of another nature may harass her.

To see children working or studying, denotes peaceful times and general prosperity.

To dream of seeing your child desperately ill or dead, you have much to fear, for its welfare is sadly threatened.

To dream of your dead child, denotes worry and disappointment in the near future.

To dream of seeing disappointed children, denotes trouble from enemies, and anxious forebodings from underhanded work of seemingly friendly people.

To romp and play with children, denotes that all your speculating and love enterprises will prevail. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: A matter that seemed boring and unimportant is gaining in significance and beginning to look rather attractive. You are developing a taste for something. See Herbs.... Dreamers Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: ‘It was like an English church with several great spires.

The whole building seemed to be built in a white and gold design.

The gold pans shim­mered in the sun. I gazed at this wonderful sight for some time and felt such a wonderful feeling of upliftment, my tired­ness gone’ (Johan E). As in the example, the powerfully re­generative side of our inner life or feelings; the world of expe­rience we have created inwardly by our thoughts, meditation, actions; our sense of contact with life itself. Also the moral rules we make decisions from (such rules may not be ‘Chris­tian’ if they kill much of our inner life); moral authority, our relationship with the community. Occasionally baptism, mar­riage, death, the mother or refuge.

Walking past church: not entering into contact with the best in us—or our anger towards dogma. Example: The priest was going to question and assault my friend in connection with some opinion he had offended the church with. I went to stand near him to give him moral suppon, and physical help if necessary. I hated seeing anybody degraded.

The priest saw my move and sent three thug type men to shoulder me out. They surrounded me to knock me down. I went beserk and knocked them all over the place with kicks and punches’ (John P). In the example John sees the dogmas of the Church as an assault and degradation of human qualities of love and moral suppon. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

The interpretation of this symbol, as with all others, depends on your relationship with cigarettes.

If you are a smoker or are surrounded by smokers, cigarettes may be a regular part of your daily life which has been brought into your dream state. Cigarettes could represent anything from phallic symbols and symbols of pleasure to tools of destruction. Generally, the cigarette is an object which carries social and emotional significance. When we are teenagers, we associate them with being “cool,” daring, and defiant.

For some adults they become a way of life where all emotions seem to be punctuated with cigarettes. Finally, as adults come into touch with their own physical mortality, cigarettes become dreadful objects, and smoking becomes a terrible burden and curse. When interpreting the dream with cigarettes in it, ask yourself what cigarettes mean to you. See also: Smoking ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: 4I was standing on a clifftop overlooking the ocean. By my side was a man. He had short cropped silver hair, gleaming, and piercing blue eyes. He seemed old, but was broad, muscular and gave me the impression of having lived many lifetimes, or being very wise. He indicated the sea and I understood I should plunge into it. I did so, leaving my body behind, and became a part of the sea. At the same time it seemed I could at any time stand beside the man on the cliff again’ (Debbie). On edge; danger, decision, taking a risk; a barrier, or the unknown, depending on dream content. In the example we see the cliff presented as a wider view of life, one which includes death. It is shown as the uphill struggle in life, looking back or down from which one has wisdom. It is also the test of self trust, facing fear. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: As the world is seen to undergo climate change through human intervention, dreams can take on a more apocalyptic feel. We seem to be less in touch with the effect we have on the world we live in.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: We climbed this tree, the baby as well, to see what was at the top.

The baby fell out of the tree. We climbed down and took the baby to a room and lay it on a bed. It seemed to be asleep and didn’t wake up. Later we went back to the room to see the baby but it had gone. In its place was a bluebird. As we looked the bluebird (lew away’ (dream of a nine-year-old girl).

The example shows a com­mon use of climb—to see what is there, beyond, above, out of sight.

The child is exploring growth, to see what maturity and death have in store. We also climb to avoid something; to get away, to climb out of some mess we are in, in which case it expressed effort on our pan, we climb to get something, to reach it, so this can be ambition or motivation. Climbing has risks though. Attaining new heights in work or a relationship we reach the new and face anxiety, so may have a fear of failing/falling. Climbing may also depict the first half of life, and going downhill middle or old age. Idioms: climb down; social climber. See hill; mountain. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dream Explanations of Astro Center

Bright, fluffy clouds in a clear sky indicate aspirations that you can attain if you work at them.

A lot of such clouds imply success and happiness in romance.

Dark, stormy clouds indicate trouble ahead.

If the storm ends and you’re still safe, then you’ll get past the trouble with few if any complications. But if the storm gets out of control, action must be taken immediately in order to prevent misfortune.

Clouds obscuring the sun indicate circumstances in your life that you either don’t know how to deal with or that seem worse than they are. Either way, this symbol is an augur of everything coming out right in the end.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Walking through fields of fragrant clover is a propitious dream. It brings all objects desired into the reach of the dreamer. Fine crops is portended for the farmer and wealth for the young. Blasted fields of clover brings harrowing and regretful sighs.

To dream of clover, foretells prosperity will soon enfold you.

For a young woman to dream of seeing a snake crawling through blossoming clover, foretells she will be early disappointed in love, and her surroundings will be gloomy and discouraging, though to her friends she seems peculiarly fortunate. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Ariadne's Book of Dream

This seemingly indestructible and crafty creature lives in the dark and may represent unconscious, dark belief patterns that steal, rob, and multiply easily, spreading diseased thoughts They scatter when they come in contact with the light, and thus defy consciousness.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Dream Explanations of Astro Center

“Wake up and smell the coffee!” A relationship or some other sort of situation is not what it seems. Try to see it as it really is. Other symbols in the dream may reveal the truth and/or shed light on what you should do.

Hot, delicious coffee implies surprising good news on the way, but if the coffee was bitter, it symbolizes disappointment in a friendship.

If you were grinding the coffee, success in love and domestic happiness are on the way. Spilt coffee implies setbacks.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

The Complete Dream Book

A dead person seen in a coffin is a dream that presages an accident.

If the person in the coffin seems to be alive, it is a portent that you will be slandered.... The Complete Dream Book

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Jung describes this as the inherited potentialities of human imagination. It is the all controlling deposit of ancestral experiences from untold millions of years, the echo of prehistoric world events to which each century adds an infinitesimal small amount of variation and differenti­ation. These primordial images are the most ancient, univer­sal, and deep thoughts of mankind.’

Jung tried to explain his observation of a strata of being in which individual minds have their collective origin in a ge­netic way. This seems unlikely, and Rupert Sheldrake sees it as a mental phenomena. Dr Maurice Bucke called it cosmic consciousness. J.B. Priestley saw it as ‘the flame of life’ which synthesised the experience of all living things and held within itself the essentials of all lives.

If we think of it as a vast collective memory of all that has existed, then we can say the life of Edgar Cayce exhibited a working relationship with it.

Such a collective level of mind would explain many things, such as telepathy, out of body experiences, life after death, which have always been puzzling because they are difficult to explain using presently known principles. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: ‘I was standing in a very beautifully carved chapel or religious place. There seemed to be shadowy nun or monk-like figures around. But it was the exquisite colouring of the place which filled me with a son of ecstasy. Everything was in the most delicate shell pink1 (SO. In many dreams where colour predominates there are usually strong feelings, as in the example. This suggests colours depict our emotions and feeling tones. Where a dreamer is largely intel­lectual or out of touch with their feelings, the colour would stand in the place of the emotion instead of alongside it, as with SC.

White is the most frequently mentioned colour in the col­lection of dreams used for this book, black next, then blue. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing a comet is a warning: uncertain and difficult times are ahead. You will need to overcome poverty and danger.

Depth Psychology: A comet is a sign that a far-reaching change in your personality is about to take place, which is not due to external but rather to internal circumstances. This “new personality” in the form of a comet can seem eidier brilliant or dangerous— depending on the rest of the dream. See Planets, Star.... Dreamers Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

To dream about a large, luxurious condo indicates you will receive a large increase to your income or there will be an improvement to your family life.

To dream of a shabby and dark condominium, or one that seems spooky, indicates misfortune and possible loss of a boyfriend or loss of money. Also see “Penthouse”... My Dream Interpretation

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

You will have an exciting experience with someone who seems very glamorous to you.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a connection symbolize that you are in resonance with your purpose for being alive, your soul mate, or your higher power. You know that things are beginning to come together for you and that what used to seem fragmented is now coming into alignment.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To see corn in your dream represents prosperity, development, and productivity. It may be a play on the word ‘corny.’ Perhaps some experience or matter in your life seems silly or doesn’t make sense.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- To turn a corner in a dream indicates that we have succeeded in moving forward into new experiences, despite what may have seemed to be obstacles in front of us. Turning a right- handed corner indicates a logical course of action, to turn a left-handed one indicates a more intuitive approach.

2- We are making available a hidden or little admitted aspect of ourselves. We no longer need to feel trapped or restricted. We can handle the unexpected or the new experience.

3- To turn the corner spiritually is to gain a new perspective on our own spiritual indecision.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: To turn a corner in a dream indicates that we have succeeded in moving forward into new experiences, despite what may have seemed to be obstacles in front of us. Turning a right-handed corner indicates a logical course of action, to turn a left-handed one indicates a more intuitive approach.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream that you are walking through a long corridor indicates that you find yourself in a stagnant position. You can’t seem to break free from an uncomfortable routine. This corridor is the path you must follow in order to leave the past and move onto a new stage or new direction.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

The Language of Dreams

(see Clothes, Masks)

A facade or charade. Tilings are not as they seem.

Various roles we play in life.

For example, someone who is an authority figure may be seen in a costume depicting a famous leader like Julius Caesar (see Icons).

Mimicry of various real-life scenarios as if in a play. This provides a safe medium for the expression of your perceptions.

Sustenance and support. Among ancient tribal cultures, costumes and masks served as a vehicle for sympathetic magic.

For example, if they needed crops to grow, they might dress as vegetation and perform a jumping dance to encourage that growth. So, what facet of your life does this costume represent, and how does it accent that facet?... The Language of Dreams

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream that you are in court because of charges brought against you implies that you feel regret or shame for some action or deed. Something is causing you anguish and anxiety. Perhaps it seems that others are criticizing or condemning you for some mistake or transgression.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of gathering cowslips, portends unhappy ending of seemingly close and warm friendships; but seeing them growing, denotes a limited competency for lovers. This is a sinister dream.

To see them in full bloom, denotes a crisis in your affairs.

The breaking up of happy homes may follow this dream. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

At first glance a crab seems to be a very negative dream symbol. It could represent a “crabby” or unpleasant personality.

The claws could be symbolic of a clinging and hurtful person, or a side of your own personality. There may be too much dependence, clinging and forcefulness in your life.

The crab may also symbolize your inability to effectively move forward and address your own difficulties. (Remember the crab often moves sideways or backwards.) Some folklore interpretations say that the crab is an omen of poor health. However, there is a more positive interpretation for the crab in your dream. In some areas of metaphysics, the crab is a representative of the sea and the sky. It represents physical nourishment which can be obtained from the sea and also intellectual nourishment. As with all water dwelling animals, the crab could also represent something in the unconscious and the emotions. See also: Animals, Cancer ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Few dreams are, by themselves, problem solving or creative.

The few excep­tions are usually very clear. Example: ‘My mother-in-law died of cancer. I had watched the whole progression of her illness, and was very upset by her death. Shortly after she died the relatives gathered and began to sort through her belongings to share them out. That was the climax of my upset and distress, and I didn’t want any part of this sorting and taking her things. That night I dreamt I was in a room with all the relatives. They were sorting her things, and I felt my waking distress. Then my mother-in-law came into the room. She was very real and seemed happy. She said for me not to be upset as she didn’t at all mind her relatives taking her things. When I woke from the dream all the anxiety and upset had disap­peared. It never returned (told to author dunng a talk given to the Housewives Register in Ilfracombe).

Although in any collection of dreams such clearcut prob­lem solving is fairly rare, nevertheless the basic function in dreams appears to be problem solving.

The proof of this lies in research done in dream withdrawal. As explained in the entry science, sleep and dreams, subjects are woken up as they begin to dream, therefore denying them dreams. This quickly leads to disorientation and breakdown of normal functioning, showing that a lot of problem solving occurs in dreams, even though it may not be as obvious as in the exam­ple. This feature of dreaming can be enhanced to a marked degree by processing dreams and arriving at insights into the information they contain. This enables old problems to be cleared up and new information and attitudes to be brought into use more quickly. Through such active work one be­comes aware of the self, which Carl Jung describes as a cen­tre, but which we might think of as a synthesis of all our experience and being. Gaining insight and allowing the self entrance into our waking affairs, as M L. Von Franz says in Man and His Symbols, gradually produces a wider and more mature personality’ which emerges, and by degrees becomes effective and even visible to others’.

The function of dreams may well be described as an effort on the part of our life process to support, augment and help mature waking consciousness.

A study of dreams suggests that the creative forces which are behind the growth of our body are also inextricably connected with psychological develop­ment. In fact, when the process of physical growth stops, the psychological growth continues.

If this is thwarted in any way, it leads to frustration, physical tension and psychosomatic and eventually physical illness.

The integration of experience.

which dreams are always attempting, if successful cannot help but lead to personal growth. But it is often frozen by the individual avoiding the growing pains’, or the discomfon of breaking through old concepts and beliefs.

Where there is any attempt on the pan of our conscious personality to co-operate with this, the creative aspect of dreaming emerges. In fact anything we are deeply involved in, challenged by or attempting, we will dream about in a creative way. Not only have communities like the American Indians used dreams in this manner—to find better hunting, solve community problems, find a sense of personal life direction— but scientists, writers, designers and thousands of lay people have found very real information in dreams After all, through dreams we have personal use of the greatest computer ever produced in the history of the world—the human brain.

1- In Genesis 41, the story of Pharaoh’s dream is told—the seven fat cows and the seven thin cows. This dream was creative in that, with Joseph’s interpretation, it resolved a national problem where famine followed years of plenty. It may very well be an example of gathered information on the history of Egypt being in the mind of Pharaoh, and the dream putting it together in a problem solving way. See dream process as computer.

2- William Blake dreamt his dead brother showed him a new way of engraving copper. Blake used the method success­fully.

3- Otto Leowi dreamt of how to prove that nervous impulses were chemical rather than electncal. This led to his Nobel prize.

4- Friedrich Kekule tned for years to define the structure of benzene. He dreamt of a snake with its tail in its mouth, and woke to realise this explained the molecular forma­tion of the benzene ring. He was so impressed he urged colleagues, ‘Gentlemen, leam to dream.’

5- Hilprecht had an amazing dream of the connection be­tween two pieces of agate which enabled him to translate an ancient Babylonian inscription.

6- Elias Howe faced the problem of how to produce an effec­tive sewing machine.

The major difficulty was the needle. He dreamt of natives shaking spears with holes in their points. This led to the invention of the Singer sewing ma­chine.

7- Robert Louis Stevenson claims to have dreamt the plot of many of his stories.

8- Albert Einstein said that during adolescence he dreamt he was riding a sledge. It went faster and faster until it reached the speed of light.

The stars began to change into amazing patterns and colours, dazzling and beautiful. His meditation on that dream throughout the years led to the theory of relativity.

To approach our dreams in order to discover their creativity, first decide what problematic or creative aspect of your life needs ‘dream power’. Define what you have already leamt or know about the problem. Write it down, and from this clarify what it is you want more insight into.

If this breaks down into several issues, choose one at a time. Think about the issue and pursue it as much as you can while awake. Read about it, ask people’s opinions, gather information. This is all data for the dream process.

If the question still needs further insight, be­fore going to sleep imagine you are putting the question to your internal store of wisdom, computer, power centre, or whatever image feels right.

For some people an old being who is neither exclusively man nor woman is a working image.

In the morning note down whatever dream you remember. It does not matter if the dream does not appear to deal with the question; Elias Howe’s native spears were an outlandish image, but nevertheless contained the information he needed. Investigate the dream using the techniques given in the entry dream processing. Some problems take time to define, so use the process until there is a resolution.

If it is a major problem, it may take a year or so; after all, some resolutions need re­structuring of the personality, because the problem cannot disappear while we still have the same attitudes and fears. See secret of the universe dreams; dream processing. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of cross-bones, foretells you will be troubled by the evil influence of others, and prosperity will assume other than promising aspects.

To see cross-bones as a monogram on an invitation to a funeral, which was sent out by a secret order, denotes that unnecessary fears will be entertained for some person, and events will transpire seemingly harsh, but of good import to the dreamer. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Dreaming of cross-roads indicates that we are going to have to make choices in our lives, often to do with career or life changes. We perhaps need to be aware of where we have conic from in order to make intelligent decisions. Often, to turn left at crossroads can indicate taking the wrong route, though it can indicate the more intuitive path.

To turn right can obviously mean taking the correct path, but can also mean making logical decisions.

2- We are in a situation where two opposing forces are coming together, not in conflict but in harmony.

3- A magical but dangerous space, since we can go in any direction which seems appropriate.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

A crossroads is a magical but dangerous space, full of spiritual potential, since we can go in any direction which seems appropriate. In times gone by shrines were erected at crossroads.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

A cross can have several seemingly varying connotations, or the interpretation may be multifaceted. It may represent your spirituality and the coming together of all different parts of your personality. It is a Christian symbol and you can think about what it means to you.

The other interpretation may be less spiritual and more of a reflection of how you are feeling.

A cross is a symbol of pain and suffering. Think if you are feeling as though you are being “crucified” by something that is going on in your life.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: In terms of everyday life, if an article seems crude in a dream, a plan or idea has not yet reached fruition or been properly considered.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of being in a perilous situation, and death seems iminent,{sic} denotes that you will emerge from obscurity into places of distinction and honor; but if you should not escape the impending danger, and suffer death or a wound, you will lose in business and be annoyed in your home, and by others.

If you are in love, your prospects will grow discouraging.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To watch the day break in a dream, omens successful undertakings, unless the scene is indistinct and weird; then it may imply disappointment when success in business or love seems assured. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: My son comes in and I see he is unwashed and seems preoccupied and as if he has not cared for himself for some days. I ask him what is wrong. He tells me his mother is dead. I then seem to know she has been dead for days, and my two sons have not told anyone. In fact my other son has not even accepted the fact’ (Anthony). Anthony is a divorcee. Processing the dream he realised the two sons are ways he is relating to the death of his marriage to the chil­dren’s mother.

A dead body, death of someone we know: very often, as in the example, the death of some aspect of our outer or inner life. Our drive to achieve something might die, and be shown as a death in our dreams. Lost opportunities or unexpressed potentials in ourselves are frequently shown as dead bodies. All of us unconsciously leam attitudes or survival skills from parents and others. Often these are unrecognised and may be shown as dead.

Example: ‘During my teens I was engaged to be married, when I found a more attractive panner and was in consider­able conflict. Consistently I dreamt I was at my fiance’s fu­neral until it dawned on me the dream was telling me I wanted to be free of him. When I gave him up the dreams ceased1 (Mrs D).

If the death is of someone we know: fre­quently, as in the example, desire to be free of the person, or unexpressed aggression; perhaps one’s love for that person has ‘died’. We often ‘kill’ our partners in dreams as we move towards independence. Or we may want someone ‘out of the way so we do not have to compete for attention and love.

Death of oneself: exploration of feelings about death; re­treat from the challenge of life; split between mind and body.

The experience of leaving the body is frequently an expression of this schism between the ego and life processes. Also death of old patterns of living—one’s ‘old self.

The walking dead, rigor mortis: aspects of the dreamer which are denied, per­haps through fear. Dancing with, meeting death or dark fig­ure: facing up to death.

Example: ‘I dream I have a weak heart which will be fatal.

It is the practice of doctors in such cases to administer a tablet causing one painlessly to go to sleep—die. I am completely calm and accepting of my fate. I suddenly realise I must leave notes for my parents and children. I must let them know how much I love them, must do this quickly before my time runs out’ (Mrs M). This is a frequent type of ‘death* dream. It is a way of reminding ourselves to do now what we want to, espe­cially regarding love. Although the unconscious has a very real sense of its eternal nature and continuance after physical death, the ego seldom shares this. We have an unconscious realisation that collective humanity carries the living experi­ence from the life of the dead.

The farmer roday uncon­sciously uses the collective experience of humanity in farming. What innovation he does today his children or others will learn and carry into the future. Idioms: dead and buried, dead from the neck up/down; dead to the world, play dead. See death and rebirth under archetypes. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

The symbols of death or the fear of death can be: sunset; evening; a crossed river or falling in a river, a skeleton; snarling dogs; sleep; anaesthetic; gravestones; ceme­tery; blackness, or something black; ace of spades; a fallen mirror; stopped clock; a pulled tooth; an empty abyss, the chill wind; falling leaves; a withering plant; an empty house; a lightning-struck tree; coffin; struggling breaths; the dead ani­mal in the gutter; the rotting carcass, underground; the depths of the sea; the Void.

What lies beyond death is conjecture, but the archetype of death we are considering is not completely about physical death. It is about our observation of it in others; our concep­tions of it gained from our culture and our impressions; the feelings which generate around our experiences and thoughts; our attempts to deal with our own aging and approach to death, plus what material the deeper strata of our unconscious release regarding it. It is about how our sense of conscious personal existence meets the prospect of its disintegration.

Unless we can come to terms with what is behind the haunting images of death we meet in our dreams, we fail to live fully and daringly, we are too haunted by death lurking in the shadows of injury and the unknown. Images of death and the associated emotions, carried within for years, can have a negative influence on our health. Coming to terms means the courage to feel the emotions of fear or chill and discover them for what they are—emotions. They are certainly not death, only our feelings about it.

The differences shown in the two following examples illustrate the avoiding and the meeting. Example: 4So to get to the bedroom I had to jump across this gap. I tried to jump but missed and I fell and hit the bottom.

The next thing I remember was I was floating up. I looked down and saw myself lying face down with arms spread out and I suddenly realised I was dead. I was so frightened that I woke up. I had the feelings of fear of dying, but I felt no pain’ (Cath). Example: “Suddenly I was in a huge underground cav­ern. It was hundreds of feet high and as wide. It had two great statues in it, both to do with death.

The whole place overpow­ered me with a sense of decay and skeletal death, darkness, underground, earth, the end. I cried out in the dismal cave, “Death, where is your sting! Grave, where is your victory!” I immediately had the sense of being a bodiless awareness. I knew this was what occurred at death. Fear and the sense of decay left me’ (Andrew).

Summarising these and many other dreams, it is not only the accumulated images of death, but also bodilessness and loss of power and identity which bring so much fear. There are two antipodes of human experience. At the tip of one is focused self-determining self consciousness. At the tip of the other is unfocused void without identity. Strangely enough we experience both each day in some degree—the first while awake, the second when we sleep. Yet to face the second with consciousness feels like all the horrors of death and loss. Yet facing it is important, especially to the second half of life.

The symbols of rebirth are: the cave; an egg; spring; the tree; the cross; dawn; emerging out of the sea; the snake; the bird; a seed; arising from the earth or faeces; green shoot from a dead branch; phoenix; flame; a pearl; the womb. Rebirth is as difficult to face as death. It holds within it not just the memones of the struggles and difficulties of our own physical birth and growth, but also the challenge of becoming the un­known future, the dark possibility, the new.

The dream of Andrew in the underground cavern is an example of positive rebirth. After realising himself as bodiless awareness he emerges from the cave and finds himself near a tree. Example: ‘A tremendous jolt of power poured into me from the tree. I saw that we had arrived at a place where a line of trees, about a 100 yards in length, stood very close together in a slight semicircle on the top of a bank.

The trees had great spiritual power and the place was a holy temple. Two spiritual beings were there—an ancient Earth Being, and Christ’ (Andrew).

The next example is of a dream typical of meeting memo­ries of physical birth. As can be seen, the experience is pow­erful enough to cause physical shaking. Example: All I can see of what I enter is a very narrow space with a light showing through. But immediately I enter I realise I have made a mis­take for I am being forced swiftly through a dark, very narrow tunnel. I feel pain as I am dragged along and I hear loud banging noises which frighten me, but although they are loud they seem to come from inside my head. I feel terrified and breathless and very relieved when I wake before reaching the end of the tunnel. In fact as I write this account I am shiver­ing” (female, anon). ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Men’s and women’s dreams may be very different in terms of the way they adorn their rooms. Traditionally it was thought that women were more drawn to frills and men to sleeker lines.

If the decoration seems out of character we probably need to develop some aspect of creativity.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

vu Many dreamers say they find a connection between a place they dream of—especially a house—and a place they later see while awake. Most of these descriptions appear to be attempts to find connections obvious to no one but the dreamer.

A strong desire to have the inner world connect with the real world seems to be the motivation. This may be through a need for human life to have meaning and connec­tion with a wider, invisible, life.

The evidence of thousands of dreams suggests that searching for meaning in this direction is misplaced. Meaning arises from a love or acceptance of the many aspects of oneself, and thus the expansion of awareness into what was unconscious. While there may be valid cases of dcjd vu, they are rare. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

When there seems to be a long delay in your dream, with you waiting for something to happen, it means that you will receive a surprise that could be pleasant or unpleasant.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Waterless plain) Seeing a desert in a dream means escaping from difficulty to ease, or bidding farewell to adversities to meet with opportunities, or it could mean repenting from sin, reversing the course of one’s business from loss to profits, or it could mean recovering from an illness.

If one sees himself poor and walking into a desert land or a ruin in a dream, it means his death. Walking through a barren land in a dream means engaging in a futile business or a benign affair. Walking in a plain in a dream means reaching ease in one’s life, receiving honor or engaging in good deeds depending on how far one walks in that plain during his dream.

A desert in a dream represents joy and happiness, depending on how vast it seems and how green are its plants in one’s dream.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

For farmers to dream of the devil, denotes blasted crops and death among stock, also family sickness. Sporting people should heed this dream as a warning to be careful of their affairs, as they are likely to venture beyond the laws of their State.

For a preacher, this dream is undeniable proof that he is over-zealous, and should forebear worshiping God by tongue-lashing his neighbor.

To dream of the devil as being a large, imposingly dressed person, wearing many sparkling jewels on his body and hands, trying to persuade you to enter his abode, warns you that unscrupulous persons are seeking your ruin by the most ingenious flattery. Young and innocent women, should seek the stronghold of friends after this dream, and avoid strange attentions, especially from married men. Women of low character, are likely to be robbed of jewels and money by seeming strangers. Beware of associating with the devil, even in dreams. He is always the forerunner of despair.

If you dream of being pursued by his majesty, you will fall into snares set for you by enemies in the guise of friends.

To a lover, this denotes that he will be won away from his allegiance by a wanton. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Dream Explanations of Astro Center

The circumstances in the dream are very important.

If you see the Devil in his usual context - in a pit full of fire, surrounded by demons - then you’d better ask yourself what guilty secret you’re hiding and how it applies to your present circumstances.

If the Devil speaks to you and seems friendly, then you’re going to be faced with a temptation that will prove difficult to resist.

If you fight him, you’ll resist that temptation.

If you see the Devil with someone you know, that person may be trying to manipulate you to serve his own ends.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Abundance and plenty (to show spiritual devotion).

2. A need or desire for spiritual enhancement, activities.

3. Content­ment, joy (to show devotion in a relationship).

4. Caution in business matters as if something is not what it seems. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Frequently the “great” parent or parents, ancestors, etc. Memories from childhood situations, because, from the perspective of small children, their parents seem very large.

The image points to inherited or early childhood experiences. In the end it is also a fascination with all that is huge and monumental; you either desire to be in command, or you’re in love with your own status.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

The Complete Dream Book

This dream portends that you will overcome the obstacles that seem to be hindering your progress.... The Complete Dream Book

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of diving in clear water, denotes a favorable termination of some embarrassment.

If the water is muddy, you will suffer anxiety at the turn your affairs seem to be taking.

To see others diving, indicates pleasant companions.

For lovers to dream of diving, denotes the consummation of happy dreams and passionate love. ... Ten Thousand 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

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of a vicious dog, denotes enemies and unalterable misfortune.

To dream that a dog fondles you, indicates great gain and constant friends.

To dream of owning a dog with fine qualities, denotes that you will be possessed of solid wealth.

To dream that a blood-hound is tracking you, you are likely to fall into some temptation, in which there is much danger of your downfall.

To dream of small dogs, indicates that your thoughts and chief pleasures are of a frivolous order.

To dream of dogs biting you, foretells for you a quarrelsome companion either in marriage or business. Lean, filthy dogs, indicate failure in business, also sickness among children.

To dream of a dog-show, is indicative of many and varied favors from fortune.

To hear the barking of dogs, foretells news of a depressing nature. Difficulties are more than likely to follow.

To see dogs on the chase of foxes, and other large game, denotes an unusual briskness in all affairs.

To see fancy pet dogs, signifies a love of show, and that the owner is selfish and narrow.

For a young woman, this dream foretells a fop for a sweetheart.

To feel much fright upon seeing a large mastiff, denotes that you will experience inconvenience because of efforts to rise above mediocrity.

If a woman dreams this, she will marry a wise and humane man.

To hear the growling and snarling of dogs, indicates that you are at the mercy of designing people, and you will be afflicted with unpleasant home surroundings.

To hear the lonely baying of a dog, foretells a death or a long separation from friends.

To hear dogs growling and fighting, portends that you will be overcome by your enemies, and your life will be filled with depression.

To see dogs and cats seemingly on friendly terms, and suddenly turning on each other, showing their teeth and a general fight ensuing, you will meet with disaster in love and worldly pursuits, unless you succeed in quelling the row.

If you dream of a friendly white dog approaching you, it portends for you a victorious engagement whether in business or love.

For a woman, this is an omen of an early marriage.

To dream of a many-headed dog, you are trying to maintain too many branches of business at one time. Success always comes with concentration of energies.

A man who wishes to succeed in anything should be warned by this dream.

To dream of a mad dog, your most strenuous efforts will not bring desired results, and fatal disease may be clutching at your vitals.

If a mad dog succeeds in biting you, it is a sign that you or some loved one is on the verge of insanity, and a deplorable tragedy may occur.

To dream of traveling alone, with a dog following you, foretells stanch friends and successful undertakings.

To dream of dogs swimming, indicates for you an easy stretch to happiness and fortune.

To dream that a dog kills a cat in your presence, is significant of profitable dealings and some unexpected pleasure.

For a dog to kill a snake in your presence, is an omen of good luck ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Little Giant Encyclopedia

You are feeling inferior or stepped on. Everything dirty seems to be unloaded on you.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Dreaming of doves mating and building their nests, indicates peacefulness of the world and joyous homes where children render obedience, and mercy is extended to all.

To hear the lonely, mournful voice of a dove, portends sorrow and disappointment through the death of one to whom you looked for aid. Often it portends the death of a father.

To see a dead dove, is ominous of a separation of husband and wife, either through death or infidelity.

To see white doves, denotes bountiful harvests and the utmost confidence in the loyalty of friends.

To dream of seeing a flock of white doves, denotes peaceful, innocent pleasures, and fortunate developments in the future.

If one brings you a letter, tidings of a pleasant nature from absent friends is intimated, also a lovers’ reconciliation is denoted.

If the dove seems exhausted, a note of sadness will pervade the reconciliation, or a sad touch may be given the pleasant tidings by mention of an invalid friend; if of business, a slight drop may follow.

If the letter bears the message that you are doomed, it foretells that a desperate illness, either your own or of a relative, may cause you financial misfortune. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

To see a dragonfly in your dream foretells changes coming. It may also mean something in your life is not as it seems.

If the dragonfly lands on your body, this is a lucky omen that you will hear some good news from a distant friend or relative.

To see a dead dragonfly signifies bad news.... My Dream Interpretation

The Complete Dream Book

An open drawer is a good sign. It is better if it seems to be hill of clean clothing.... The Complete Dream Book

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Sigmund Freud was the founder of modern therapeutic analysis of dreams. Freud encouraged clients to relax on a couch and allow free associations to arise in con­nection with aspects of their dream. In this way he helped the person move from the surface images (manifest content) of the dream to the underlying emotions, fantasies and wishes (latent content), often connected with early childhood. Be­cause dreams use condensation—a mass of different ideas or experiences all represented by one dream image or event— Freud stated that the manifest content was meagre’ compared with the ‘richness and variety’ of latent content.

If one suc­ceeds in touching the feelings and memories usually con­nected with a dream image, this becomes apparent because of the depth of insight and experience which arises. Although ideally the Freudian analyst helps the client discover their own experience of their dream, it can occur that the analyst puts to the client readymade views of the dream. Out of this has occurred the idea of someone else ‘analysing or telling us about our dream.

Carl Jung used a different approach. He applied amplifica­tion (see entry), helped the client explore their associations, used active imagination (see entry) and stuck to the structure of the dream. Because amplification also put to the client the information and experience of the therapist, again the dreamwork can be largely verbal and intellectual, rather than experiential.

In the approach of Fritz Perls (gestalt therapy) and Moreno (psychodrama), dream analysis is almost entirely experiential.

The person exploring the dream acts out or verbalises each role or aspect of the dream.

If one dreamt of a house, in gestalt one might stan by saying I am a house’ and then go on to describe oneself just as one is as the particular house in the dream. It is important, even if the house were one existing externally, not to attempt a description of the external house, but to stay with the house as it was in the dream. This is like amplification, except the client gives all the information. This can be a very dramatic and emotional experience because we begin consciously to touch the immense realms of experience usually hidden behind the image. When successful this leads to personal insights into behaviour and creativity. See dream processing; amplification; gestalt dream work.

dream as a meeting place Any two people, or group of people who share their dreams, particularly if they explore the associated feelings and thoughts connected with the dream images, achieve social intimacy quickly. Whether it is a family sharing their dreams, or two fnends, an environment can be created in which the most profound feelings, painful and wonderful, can be allowed. Such exposure of the usually pri­vate areas of one s feelings and fears often presents new infor­mation to the dreamer, and also allows ventilation of what may never have been consciously expressed before. In doing so a healing release is reached, but also greater self under­standing and the opportunity to think over or reconsider what is discovered.

Herbert Reed, editor of the dream magazine Sundance, and resident in Virginia Beach, Va., initiated group dreaming ex­periments. It started because Reed noticed that in the dream groups he was running, when one of the group aired a prob­lem, other members would subsequently dream about that person’s problem. He went on to suggest the group should attempt this purposely and the resulting dreams shared to see if they helped the person with the problem.

The reported dreams often formed a more detailed view of the person’s situation. In one instance the group experienced many dream images of water. It aided the woman who was seeking help to admit she had a phobia of water and to begin thinking about learning to swim. In another experiment, a woman presented the problem of indecision about what college to transfer to and what to study. Her group subsequently said they were confused because they had not dreamt about school. Several had dreams about illicit sex. though, which led the woman to admit she was having an affair with a married man. She went on to realise that it was the affair which was underlying her indecision. She chose to end the affair and further her career.

Whatever may be underlying the results of Reed’s expen- ments, it is noticeably helpful to use the basic principles he is working with. They can be used by two people equally as well as a group—by a parent and child, wife and husband, busi­nessman and employee. One sets out to dream about each other through mutual agreement. Like any undertaking, the involvement, and therefore the results, are much more pro­nounced if there is an issue of reasonable importance behind the experiment. It helps if one imagines that during sleep you are going to meet each other to consider what is happening between you. Then sleep, and on waking take time to recall any dream. Note it down, even if it seems far removed from what you expected. Then explore its content using the tech­niques in dream processing.

Example: My wife and I decided to attempt to meet in our dreams. I dreamt I was in a room similar to the back bedroom of my previous marnage. My present wife was with me. She asked me to help her move the wardrobe. It reminded me of, but did not look like, the one which had been in that bed­room. I stood with my back to it, and reached my hands up to press on the top, inside. In this way I carried it to another wall. As I put it down the wood broke. I felt it ought to be thrown away’ (Thomas B). Thomas explored the dream and found he connected feelings about his first marriage with the wardrobe and bedroom. In fact the shabby wardrobe was Tom’s feelings of shabbiness at having divorced his first wife. In his first marriage, represented by the bedroom, he always felt he was married for life. In divorcing, he had done some­thing he didn’t like and was carrying it about with him. He says ‘1 am carrying this feeling of shabbiness and second best into my present relationship, and I need to get rid of it.’

dream as a spiritual guide Dreams have always been con­nected with the spiritual side of human experience, even though today many spiritual leaders disagree with consider­ation of dreams. Because dreams put the dreamer in touch with the source of their own internal wisdom and certainty, some conflict has existed between authoritative priesthood and public dreaming.

A lay person finding their own ap­proach to God in a dream might question the authority of the priests. No doubt people frequently made up dreams about God in order to be listened to. Nevertheless, despite opposi­tion, Matthew still dreamt of an angel appearing to him, Jo­seph was still warned by God to move Jesus; Peter still dreamt his dream of the unclean animals.

The modern scientific approach has placed large question marks against the concept of the human spirit. Study of the brain’s functions and biochemical activities have led to a sense of human personality being wholly a series of biological and biochemical events.

The results of this in the relationship between doctor and patient, psychiatrist and client, some­times results in the communication of human personality be­ing of little consequence. It may not be put into words, but the intimation is that if one is depressed it is a biochemical prob­lem or a brain malfunction.

If one is withdrawn or autistic, it is not that there is a vital centre of personality which has for some reason chosen to avoid contact, but that a biochemical or physiological problem is the cause—it’s nothing personal, take this pill (to change the biochemistry, because you are not really a person). Of course we have to accept that human personality must sometimes face the tragedy of biochemical malfunction, but we also need to accept that biochemical and physiological process can be changed by human will and courage.

In attempting to find what the human spirit is by looking at dreams, creativity stands out.

The spiritual nature may not be what we have traditionally considered it to be.

An overview of dreams and how dreamers relate to them suggests one amaz­ing fact. Let us call it the ‘seashell effect’. When we hear sounds in a shell that we hold to our ear, the noises heard seem exterior to oneself, yet they are most likely amplification of sounds created in our own ear, perhaps by the passage of blood. Imagine an electronic arcade machine which the player could sit in and, when running, the player could be engulfed in images, sounds, smell and sensation. At first there is shim­mering darkness, then a sound, and lights move. Is it a face seen, or a creature. Like Rorschach’s ink blots, the person creates figures and scenes out of the shapeless light and sound.

A devil appears which terrifies the player. People, de­mons, animals, God and angels appear and fade. Scenes are clearcut or a maelstrom of movement and ill-defined activity. Events arise showing every and any aspect of human experi­ence. Nothing is impossible.

If, on stepping out, we told the player that what occurred was all their own creation due to unconscious feelings, fears, habits, thoughts and physiological processes occurring within them, like the seashell effect, they might say ‘Good God, is that all it was, and I thought it was real. What a waste of time.’

Whether we can accept it or not, as a species we have created out of our own longings, fears, pain and perhaps vi­sion, God, with many different names—politics, money, dev­ils, nationalism, angels, an, and so on and on. All of it has flowed out of us. Perhaps we even deny we are the authors of the Bible, wars, social environments. Responsibility is diffi­cult. It is easier to believe the source is outside oneself. And if we do take responsibility for our amazing creativity, we may feel ‘is that all it is—me?’ Yet out of such things, such fears, such drives, such unconscious patterns as we shape our dreams with, we shape our life and fonune, we shape our children, we shape the world and our future.

The shadow of fear we create in our dream, the situation of aloneness and anger, becomes a pattern of feelings, real in its world of mind. We create a monster, a Djinn, a devil, which then haunts and influences us. Or with feelings of hope, of purposiveness and love, create other forces in us and the world. But we are the creator. We are in no way separate from the forces which create our existence. We are those creative forces. In the deep­est sense, not just as an ego, we create ourselves, and we go on creating ourselves. We are the God humanity has looked so long for.

The second aspect of the human spirit demonstrated by dreams is consciousness.

The unconscious mind, if its func­tion is not clogged with a backlog of undealt with painful childhood experience and nonfunctional premises, has a pro­pensity to form gestalts. It takes pieces of experience and fits them together to form a whole. This is illustrated by how we form gestalts when viewing newsprint photographs, which are made up of many small dots. Our mind fits them together and sees them as a whole, giving meaning where there are only dots. When the human mind is working well, when the indi­vidual can face a wide range of emotions, from fear and pain to ecstasy, this process of forming gestalts can operate very creatively. This is because it needs conscious involvement, and if the personality is frightened of deep feeling, the uniting of deeply infantile and often disturbing cxpcrience is cut out. Yet these areas are very rich mines of information, containing our most fundamental learning.

If the process is working well, then one’s expenence is gradually transformed into insights which transcend and thereby transform one s personal life.

For instance, we have witnessed our own binh in some manner, we also see many others appeanng as babies. We see people ageing, dying. We see millions of events in our life and in others.

The uncon­scious, deeply versed in imagery, ritual and body language, out of which it creates its dreams, picks up information from music, architecture, traditional rituals, people walking in the street, the unspoken world of parental influence.

The sources are massive, unbelievable. And out of it all our mind creates meaning. Like a process of placing face over face over face until a composite face is formed, a synthesis of all the faces; so the unconscious scans all this information and creates a world view, a concept of life and death.

The archetypes Jung talks of are perhaps the resulting synthesis of our own expenence, reaching points others have met also.

If so, then Chnst might be our impression of humanity as a whole.

If we dare to touch such a synthesis of experience it may be seanng, breathtaking.

It breaks the boundaries of our present personality and con­cepts because it transcends. It shatters us to let the new vision emerge. It reaches, it soars, like an eagle flying above the single events of life. Perhaps because of this the great hawk of ancient Egypt represented the human spirit.

Lastly, humans have always been faced by the impossible.

To a baby, walking and not wetting its pants is impossible, but with many a fall and accident it does the impossible. It is a god in its achievement.

To talk, to fly heavier-than-air planes, to walk on the Moon, were all impossible. Humans challenge the impossible every day. Over and over they fall, back into defeat. Many lie there broken. Yet with the next moment along come youngsters with no more sense than grasshoppers, and because they don’t know what the differ­ence is between right and left, do the impossible. Out of the infinite potential, the great unknown, they draw something new. With hope, with folly, with a wisdom they gain from who knows where, they demand more. And it’s a common everyday son of miracle. Mothers do it constantly for their children—transcending themselves. Lovers go through hell and heaven for each other and flower beyond who they were. You and I grow old on it as our daily bread, yet fail to see how holy it is. And if we turn away from it, it is because it offers no certainties, gives no authority, claims no reward. It is the spir­itual life of people on the street. And our dreams remember, even if we fail.

For this is the body and blood of the human spirit.

dream as a therapist and healer There is a long tradition of using dreams as a base for both physical and psychological healing. One of the earliest recorded incidents of such healing is when Pharaoh’s ‘spirit was troubled, and he sent for all the magicians of Egypt and all its wise men; and Pharaoh told them his dream, but there was none who could interpret it’. Then Joseph revealed the meaning of the dream and so the healing of Pharaoh’s troubled mind took place (Genesis 41).

The Greek Temples of Asclepius were devoted to using dreams as a base for healing of body and mind (see dreams and ancient Greece).

The Iroquois Amerindians used a social form of dream therapy also (see Iroquoian dream cult).

The dream process was used much more widely throughout his­tory in such practices as Pentecostal Christianity, shaktipat yoga in India, and Anton Mesmer’s groups (see sleep move­ments).

Sigmund Freud pioneered the modern approach to the use of dreams in therapy, but many different approaches have developed since his work. Examples of the therapeutic action of gaining insight into dreams are to be found in the entnes on abreaction, recurring dreams, reptiles.

The entry on dream processing gives information about using a dream to gain insight and healing. See also dream as meeting place.

A feature which people who use their dreams as a thera­peutic tool mention again and again is how dreams empower them. Many of us have an unconscious feeling that any impor­tant healing work regarding our body and mind can only be undertaken and directed by an expert, the expert might be a doctor, a psychiatrist, psychotherapist, or osteopath. Witness­ing the result of their own dream process, even if helped by an expert, people feel in touch with a wonderful internal process which is working actively for their own good. One woman, who had worked on her dream with the help of a fnend (non expert), said It gave me great confidence in my own internal process. I realised there was something powerful in myself working for my own good. It was a feeling of cooperating with life.’ One is frequently amazed by one’s own resources of wisdom, penetrating insight and sense of connection with life, as met in dreamwork. This is how dreams play a pan in helping one towards wholeness and balance.

The growing awareness of one’s central view of things, which is so wide, piercing and often humorous, brings developing self respect as the saga of one’s dreams unfolds.

There may be no hint of this, however, if a person simply records their dreams without attempting to find a deeply felt contact with their contents. It is in the searching for associ­ated feelings and ideas that the work of integrating the many strands of one’s life begins. Gradually one weaves, through a co-operative action with the dream process, a greater unifica­tion of the dark and the light, the painful and transcendent in one’s nature.

The result is an extraordinary process of educa­tion. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

DreamPedia

Dream Interpretation / Dream Dictionary / Dream Meanings Knowledge is power, so learn to understand the mysteries that are hidden in your dreams. Our dreams contain the messages we need to solve. Dreams come in many shapes and sizes, some vague, some detailed, some frightening, some inspiring. They all contain encoded messages aimed at improving your life. Once we uncover the mysterious symbols and images of our unconscious, we discover the secrets to a happier life. The dream interpretation world has its own language; a visual and symbolic language, filled with obscure clues and hidden meanings. Learn how to accurately decipher your dream experiences, using centuries-old folk wisdom.
Dreams really are, in the truest sense, a doorway: to greater self-awareness, knowledge, success, and the possibility of a rich, full life. Sounds great, but how do you open and walk through that door? You’ll see that there is an actual pathway, with clearly delineated steps, that can take you from wishful thinking about dreams to a reliable dream habit. You’ll find your previously mysterious, invisible inner life can be revealed on a regular basis to assist you in many useful ways. You’ll discover some specific benefits of an active dream life, familiarize yourself with the steps in the dream process, and fine tune your understanding of sleep and dream dynamics. This way, you can build motivation and enthusiasm, be aligned with the natural flow of dreams, and get out of your own way by becoming aware of what inhibits dreaming.
Symbols are the language of dreams, an intuitive shortcut your soul uses to talk to you. They convey a vast amount of encoded information that always pertains to your own process of living and evolving. Every symbol is somehow about you. In a typical dream scene composed of a group of symbols you can find clues to how you’re developing, what you want to create, how you need to heal, or how to make correct choices.
To truly understand what a symbol represents, you must feel into or merge into the symbol, pretend to be the thing, and speak from its point of view about what it knows. This way, you enter the direct experience of what it is to be a daisy, a polar bear, a set of lost keys, or a school bus. And the symbol comes alive. Once you become the symbol, it’s easier to see how the image is a part of you and your life process.
They have become the “interpreters supreme” when it comes to dreams.
It seems that most people remember their dreams. Not all, certainly, but the majority And, whether we realize it or not, dreams have a profound influence on our well-being. Scientists have proven that dreams are necessary; without them we would probably go insane! By examining our dreams, we are able to establish physical and mental needs to bring balance to our lives.
Modern science says that we spend between 25 percent and 50 percent of our sleeping time in the dream state. We have an average of six dream periods every night and each dream lasts anywhere up to forty minutes. Apparently if we didn’t have these dreams we would go crazy Most of them are from our unconscious mind, trying to get a message across to us for our own well-being. Who is to say they are wrong? That may be exactly what our unconscious mind is—proddings from the spirits.

The point is that if we are being given these messages for our own well-being, it would behoove us to try to understand them, to listen to the spirits.

The uncon¬scious, or the spirits, employ symbols with which we are familiar. They present the message using objects that per¬tain to our everyday life, the better that we may under¬stand what is being communicated. Sigmund Freud believed that the unconscious mind contains repressed material—wishes, thoughts, experi-ences—that the individual will not accept into the con¬scious mind. These things are therefore repressed and often disguised. Carl Jung called this repressed material the “Personal Unconscious.” He believed that there was also the “Collective Unconscious,” which contained elements from racial memories and experiences. Discover how to:

  • Recognize your dream cycles, Increase your ability to remember your dreams, Keep and use a dream diary, Notice your waking dreams, Uncover hidden messages in your dreams, Focus your dreams to solve problems or make decisions, Form a dream support group.

Dream Interpretation & an A to Z dictionary of symbols and their meanings helps you make sense of your dreams and harness them to increase your creativity, solve problems, find life purpose, and obtain accurate personal guidance.

A to Z Dream Dictionary and Dream Interpretation will help you become an expert dream interpreter. ... DreamPedia

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Below are described simple techniques which make it possible to gain information quickly from dreams. They have been put as a series of questions.

What is the background to the dream? The most imponant aspects of your everyday life may have influenced the dream or feature in it. Briefly consider any aspects of your life which connect with what appears in the dream. Example: ‘1 have a plane to catch. I get to the plane but the suitcase is never big enough for my clothing which I have left behind. I am always anxious about stuff left behind. I wake still with the feeling of anxiety’ (Jane). When asked, Jane said plane flights had been a big feature of her life. She had moved home often, travelling to different pans of the world, leaving friends and loved ones behind.

What is the main action in the dream? There is often an over­all activity such as walking, looking, worrying, building some­thing, or trying to escape. Define what it is and consider if it is expressive of something you are doing in waking life. Activi­ties such as walking or building a house need to be seen as generalisations; walking can simply represent taking a direc­tion in life. When you have defined the action, look for fur­ther information under the other headings in this book, such as swimming or sitting.

What is your role in the dream? Are you a friend, lover, sol­dier, dictator, watcher or participant in the dream? Consider this in relationship with your everyday life, especially in con­nection with how the dream presents it. Where possible, look for the entry on the role in this book. See dreamer.

Are you active or passive in the dream? By passive is meant not taking the leading role, being only an observer, being directed by other people and events, If you are passive, consider if you live in a similar attitude in your life. See active/passive.

What do you feel in the dream? Define what is felt emotionally and physically. In the physical sense are you tired, cold, re­laxed or hungry? In the emotional sense do you feel sad, angry, lost, tender or frightened anywhere in the dream? This helps clarify what feeling area the dream is dealing with. It is important also to define whether the feelings in the dream were satisfyingly expressed or whether held back.

If held back they need fuller expression. See emotions and mood.

Is there a because’ factor in the dream? In many dreams something happens, fails to happen, or appears . . . be­cause! For instance, trapped in a room you find a door to escape through. All is dark beyond and you do not go through the door ‘because’ you are frightened of the dark. In this case the ‘because’ factor is fear.

The dream also suggests you are trapped in an unsatisfying life through fear of opportunity or the unknown.

Am I meeting the things I fear in my dream? Because a dream is an entirely inward thing, we create it completely out of our own internal feelings, images, creativity, habits and insights. So even the monsters of our dream are a pan of ourself.

If we run from them it is only aspects of ourself we are avoiding. Through defining what feelings occur in the dream you may be able to clarify what it is you are avoiding. See nightmares; dream as spiritual guide.

What does the dream mean? We alone create the dream while asleep. Therefore, by looking at each symbol or aspect of the dream, we can discover from what feelings, thoughts or expe­rience, what drive or what insight we have created the drama of the dream. In a playful relaxed way, express whatever you think, feel, remember or fantasise when you hold each symbol in mind. Say or write it all, even the seemingly trivial or dan­gerous’ bits. It helps to act the pan of each thing if you can; for instance as a house you might describe yourself as ‘a bit old, but with open doors for family and friends to come in and out. I feel solid and dependable, but I sense there is something hidden in my cellar’. Such statements portray one­self graphically. Consider whatever information you gather as descriptive of your waking life. Try to summarise it, as this will aid the gaining of insight.

Try amplifying your dream You will need the help of one or two friends to use this method.

The basis is to take the role of each part of the dream, as described above. This may seem strange at first, but persist. Supposing your name is Julia and you dreamt you were carrying an umbrella, but failed to use it even though it was raining, you would talk in the first person present—I am an umbrella. Julia is carrying me but for some reason doesn’t use me.’ Having finished saying what you could about yourself, your friend(s) then ask you questions about yourself as the dream figure or object. These questions need to be simple and directly about the dream symbol. So they could ask Are you an old umbrella?’ Does Julia know she is canying you?’ ‘What is your function as an umbrella? ‘Are you big enough to shelter Julia and someone else?’ And so on.

The aim of the questions is to draw out information about the symbol being explored.

If it is a known person or object you are in the role of—your father for instance—the replies to the questions need to be answered from the point of view of what happened in the dream, rather than as in real life. Listen to what you are saying about yourself as the dream symbol, and when your questioneKs) has finished, review your statements to see if you can see how they refer to your life and yourself.

If you are asking the questions, even if you have ideas regarding the dream, do not attempt to interpret. Put your ideas into simple questions the dreamer can respond to. Maintain a sense of curiosity and attempt to understand, to make the dream plain in an everyday language sense. Lead the dreamer towards seeing what the dream means through the questions. When you have exhausted your questions ask the dreamer to summarise what they have gathered from their replies. See postures, movements and body language for an example of how to work with body movement to explore a dream meaning.

Can / alter the dream to find greater satisfaction? Imagine yourself in the dream and continue it as a fantasy or day­dream. Alter the dream in any way that satisfies. Experiment with it, play with it, until you find a fuller sense of self expres­sion. It is very imponant to note whether any anger or hostil­ity is in the dream but not fully expressed.

If so, let yourself imagine a full expression of the anger. It may be that as this is practised more anger is openly expressed in subsequent dreams. This is healthy, allowing such feelings to be vented and redirected into satisfying ways, individually and socially. In doing this do not ignore any feelings of resistance, pleasure or anxiety. Satisfaction occurs only as we leam to acknowl­edge and integrate resistances and anxieties into what we ex­press. This is a very important step. It gradually changes those of our habits which trap us in lack of satisfaction, poor cre­ativity or inability to resolve problems.

Summary To summarise effectively gather the essence of what you have said about each symbol and the dream as a whole and express it in everyday language. Imagine you are explaining to someone who knows nothing about yourself or the dream. Bnng the dream out of its symbols into everyday comments about yourself.

A man dreamt about a grey, dull office. When he looked at what he said about the office he realised he was talking about the grey, unimaginative world he grew up in after the Second World War, and how it shaped him.

Further information on using these techniques can be found in Tony Crisp s work The Instant Dream Book, published by C.W. Daniel. See amplification; plot of dream; adventure of the dream world; dreamer; postures, movement and body language; settings; symbols and dreaming; word analysis of dreams; wordplay and puns. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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Understand the meaning of dreams. Great dictionary of dream interpretation. Dreams Interpreted, the most compelling and thorough study of all the symbols that appear in our dreams. By reading the dictionary definitions, you'll be gin to understand symbology in a much deeper way. You’ll learn how to synchronize your body, emotions, mind, and soul to experience the full meaning of your dreams and, in some cases, make them your reality.

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Difficulty in taking emotions seriously.

2. Urge to con­trol the unconscious mind (as in “setting the stage” where the dreamer creates the dream).

3. Express a desire to obtain seem­ingly impossible things.

4. Worries and sorrow. ... New American Dream Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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

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

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

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

For example:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of driving a carriage, signifies unjust criticism of your seeming extravagance. You will be compelled to do things which appear undignified.

To dream of driving a public cab, denotes menial labor, with little chance for advancement.

If it is a wagon, you will remain in poverty and unfortunate circumstances for some time.

If you are driven in these conveyances by others, you will profit by superior knowledge of the world, and will always find some path through difficulties.

If you are a man, you will, in affairs with women, drive your wishes to a speedy consummation.

If a woman, you will hold men’s hearts at low value after succeeding in getting a hold on them. See Cab or Carriage. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Drowning symbolizes an immersion in the sea of life, and therefore a loss of ego. We seem to have nothing to support our efforts.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Inebriety) Drunkenness in a dream represents unhappiness, stress, depression, worries, vanity, arrogance, wantonness and abuse of riches. Wine in a dream represents the king of drinks. Ifone gets drunk from wine, then tears off his shirt in the dream, it means that he has put his life in order and has it harmoniously organized. It also means that he has abused his privileges by indulging in vain pleasures of living to such a degree that he could not bear to live with such comfort or control his passions and wants.

If one is seen drinking wine to inebriety in a dream, it means that he earns unlawful money. It also means that such earnings will seem to have power over him in the way of spending them.

To become drunk in a dream without drinking alcohol means feeblemindedness or childishness of an old man. Drunkenness in a dream is a bad sign for both men and women for it denotes ignorance and complication in one’s life. However, if a scared person sees himself drunk in a dream, it means that he will overcome his fears. Pretending to be drunk in a dream means a false claim. Such a person also may be inflicted with an untrue accusation in wakefulness as a lesson, so perhaps he may refrain from false claims and he will come out of such false adversity as though he is drunk without drinking.

If a pious person sees himself drunk in a dream, it could represent his love for God Almighty. (Also see Intoxicants)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

At times people will see dwarfs, midgets, or very small people in their dreams. These images seem to represent, or allude to, the childlike creative powers in the unconscious. You can think of the dwarf as a “worker” in your unconscious. He could represent some childlike condition which has the potential and power to influence your life. Consider the details and the emotional tone in the dream and make an attempt to connect it to a situation in your daily life.

The dwarf suggests possibilities for learning and brings to the conscious mind messages from the unconscious.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Insecurity; the breakdown of opinions, atti­tudes or relationships which seemed so dependable. May also show great inner change and growth which makes us feel uncertain of our ground’.

The growth from youth to puberty may be felt as an earthquake, as also maturity to middle age. See earth. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Moon and Planets

1- Dreaming of an eclipse signifies our fears and doubts about our own success. Others around us seem to be more important or able than we are, which does not allow us to shine or exccl at what we arc doing.

2- We are about to go through a period of difficulty when we could find ourselves unable to maintain our usual cheerfulness.

3- On a spiritual level, an eclipse can represent a loss of faith. By covering up a source of illumination and enlightenment, it can also represent a darkening of the light through external circumstances.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

The Language of Dreams

(see Moon, Sun)

Being in between two phases; a momentary limbo. Temporary concealment of the truth.

Lunar eclipse: Hiding from, or trying to ignore, the feminine aspect of self (see Women).

Solar eclipse: Hiding from, or trying to ignore, the masculine aspect of self (see Men).

Being devoured or obscured by something or someone that seems larger than life. Several myths from various lands tell of great creatures, like dragons, who eat the sun or moon, thereby causing its disappearance.... The Language of Dreams

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Dreaming of an eclipse signifies our fears and doubts about our own success. Others around us seem to be more important or able than we are, which does not allow us to shine or excel at what we are doing.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: An edge signifies a lip or rim that may seem like an obstacle or difficulty initially.

The kerb on a pavement marks its edge, but can also be a hazard.

To be on edge in a dream suggests we are under some emotional pressure that may not yet have surfaced in waking life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of anicent Egypt represents the core of your own emotions and spirituality. You may be nostalgic for a time in your life when things seemed simpler. Also see “Cleopatra”, “Pharoah” and “Sphinx”.... My Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Eight is always connected with Four—since it is the “double” of Four, and also seems to be a lucky number. Eight is the symbol of Saturn and is always connected with “Karma.” Fight-people are often misunderstood, but tend to be loners widi a tendency to fanaticism. They are often unfairly seen as emotionally cold and unapproachable, because the Eight does not like to show emotions. Eight-people are achievers, industrious, and dynamic, keeping an eye on success in every situation.

The sheer amount of energy they invest in their goals can turn into ruthlessness and combativeness.

In general, behind the number Eight might be elements of death and rebirth, the moving downward of the lower part so that the upper part can move upward. But the Eight may also be a symbol of the highest point of development from which something new can be created—because after reaching the summit, the old can’t develop any furdier.

The number Eight often stands for decay and procreation. See Saturn.

Eight-people have birthdays on the 8th, 17th, and 26th of the month.... Dreamers Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: I was in a cubicle or small toilet with a very black coloured woman. She told me there was something wrong with her vagina. She was undressed. I rubbed her vagina and we both felt enormous passion. I then woke but couldn’t at first remember the dream. I have re­frained from sexual intercourse for some weeks, as I always feel shattered/tired afterwards. Anyway I awoke very wet, yet couldn’t remember any ejaculation. Then I remembered the dream and continued it in fantasy. I experienced powerful urges to find a woman to have a non-committed sexual rela­tionship with. But in the end I wanted to share my feelings with my wife, but she seemed deep asleep’ (Alan P).

The example shows how our sexual needs attempt to satisfy them­selves even though we may make a conscious attempt to deny them.

The ejaculation, male or female, shows the sexual na­ture of one’s dream, even if the symbols seem to have no obvious connection.

The attitudes in one’s dream also show something of our relationship to sex. This may be mechanical, fearful, loving, etc. Alan sees sex as a problem to be solved, and has difficulties around commitment. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

You have choices ahead of you. Although you may think that what you decide will make no difference, in fact it will. Look at any and all decisions that have to be made and choose carefully. However insignificant a decision may seem, it can have far-reaching effects.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: If in a dream we receive what seems to be an electric shock it shows we are not protecting ourselves from danger and need to be more aware of external events.

A sudden jolt can either be destructive or bring us back in line.

The muscle jerk as we fall asleep might be interpreted by the dreaming mind as an electric shock.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: What seems like an emergency to one person may not be so to another. Anxiety dreams often contain some element of the necessity for immediate action.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Within the framework of a dream our emotions can seem very different to those we have in everyday life. They may be more extreme, for instance, almost as though we have given ourselves freedom of expression, or we may be able to notice that there are strange swings of mood. Thus joy is extreme pleasure and despair a lack of hope. Negative emotions such as the latter are often easier to acknowledge within dreams rather than in real life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Car and Piston

1- The motivating drive or energy that we need within a situation can be perceived in dreams as an engine (see Car). When the dream seems to concentrate on the mechanical action of the engine, we may need to be looking at the more dynamic pragmatic ways of dealing with our lives.

To be removing the engine could indicate a serious health problem.

2- Depending on the type, the engine can represent the sexual act.

To perceive a diesel or railway engine may be putting us in touch with our own inner power or principles.

3- An engine is symbolic of our own Spiritual inner motivations and drives.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: The motivating drive or energy that we need within a situation can be perceived in dreams as an engine. When the dream seems to concentrate on the mechanical action of the engine, we may need to be looking at the more dynamic pragmatic ways of dealing with our lives.

To be removing the engine could indicate a health problem, perhaps putting our health at risk by overdoing it. You might also wish to consult the entries for car, engine, piston and transport.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Openness. Sexual meaning seems apparent.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

The Language of Dreams

Hunting for something that seems elusive or hidden from direct view. Due to the soil involved, this may have something to do with personal foundations.

Metaphorically digging up the dirt on someone or a situation.

Uncovering treasures that are just waiting for your persistent efforts to discover them.

Digging through your own past to discover the worth of experiences, and how they have made you what and who you are today.... The Language of Dreams

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: If an exit is barred, there is little that we can do except find another way out.

If in dreams we seem to have a choice of exits then we have a number of possibilities that will move us into a different space.

If we cannot see the exit, we need to consider our options in a workaday situation.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Complete Dream Book

A person dreaming of an ugly face will have a quarrel with his or her best beloved.

A lover who dreams of seeing his sweetheart’s face ten, twenty, or thirty years hence foretells a separation.

Unhappiness is foretold by a dream of seemg one’s own face.

If the dreamer is married there is a great possibility of divorce.... The Complete Dream Book

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: We learn most about people from their faces, so to be particularly conscious of faces in dreams suggests that we may be seeking knowledge or information not otherwise available to us.

If any part of the face seems particularly prominent or outstanding that should be interpreted separately.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Depending on what seems to be happening in a dream a factory can actually represent the workplace and our attitude to our employment.

An assembly line might suggest a sense of boredom for instance.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Complete Dream Book

Success in spite of all that may seem against it is prophesied by a dream of the fairies that Peter Pan believed in.... The Complete Dream Book

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Reverse: what seems faithless is in fact worthy of faith.

2. Unhappiness in love relationships (faithless spouse). ... New American Dream Dictionary

New American Dream Dictionary

1. A strong sense that something is not what it seems—often regarding business affairs, sometimes relationships.

2. Reverse: a sense or measure of sincerity, truth. ... New American Dream Dictionary

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Beating self up.Repatterning is needed. This is a common dream which usually represents underlying fears and feelings of inadequacy and helplessness. Interpret your dream by considering your primary fears, current difficulties, and situations in your life that seem to be on a downward spiral, especially those situations that seem outside of your control (financial, romantic,etc.). Some people believe that if you keep falling in your dream and don’t wake up that you will die at the point of impact. This is absolutely not true. In a falling dream you wake up out of fear and not because of danger of dying. Superstition based dream interpretations say that if you fall a long distance in your dream and get hurt, be prepared for really hard times ahead; but if you fall and are not injured your upsets will be minor and temporary.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Dreaming of being famous, or of achieving fame within a chosen field, signifies that we ourselves need to recognize and give ourselves credit for our own abilities. In waking life we may be relatively shy, but in dreams we can often achieve things we would not believe we were capable of. Often such a dream gives us the courage to attempt what seems impossible.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

From our family we leam most of the positive and negative patterns of relationship and attitudes towards living, which we carry into daily events. Father’s uncertainty in deal­ing with people, or his anxiety in meeting change, may be the roots of our own difficulties in those areas.

If our mother is unable to develop a feeling contact with us, we may lack the confidence to meet our emotions.

Our maturation as a man or woman calls us in some way to meet and integrate our childhood desire, which includes sexual desire for our parent of the opposite sex, and rivalry with, mingled with dependence on, the parent of the same sex. Even a missing parent, the mother or father who died or left, is a potent figure internally.

An absence of a father’s or mother’s love or presence can be as traumatic as any power­fully injuring event. Our parents in our dreams are the image (full of power and feeling) of the formative forces and experi­ences of our identity. They are the ground, the soil, the bloody carnage, out of which our sense of self emerged. But our iden­tity cannot gain any real independence while still dominated by these internal forces of our creation. Heraclitus said we cannot swim in the same river twice; attempting to repeat or compete with the vinues of a parent is a misapprehension of the true nature of our own personality. Sec individuation.

Family group: The whole background of experience which makes up our values and views. This background is made up of thousands of different obvious and subtle things such as social status; amount of books in the home; how parents feel about themselves; how they relate to life outside the family; whether dominant roles are encouraged; what nationality par­ents are; what unconscious social attitudes surround the fam­ily (i.e. the master and servant, or dominating employer and subservient employee, roles which typified England at the turn of the century still colour many attitudes in the UK). Simply put, it is our internal ‘family’ of urges and values; the overall feeling tone of our family life—security, domination, whatever it was, the unconscious coping patterns of the fam­ily.

Parents together in dream: our general wisdom, back­ground of information and experience from which we make important decisions or gain intuitive insights. Parents also de­pict the rules and often irrational disciplinary codes we learnt as a child which still speak to us from within, and perhaps pass on to our own children without reassessment. These in­clude everything from ‘Don’t speak with your mouth full’ to the unspoken Masturbation is unholy/

Dead parent in dream: the beginning of independence from parent; repression of the emotions they engendered in us, our emotions regarding our parent’s death; feelings about death. See dead people dreams.

Example: ‘My father was giving me and another woman some medicine. Something was being forced on us. I started to hit and punch him in the genitals and, when he was facing the other way, in the backside. I seemed to be just the right height to do this and I had a very angry feeling that I wanted to hurt him as he had hurt me’ (Audrey V). Hurting, burying , killing parent: in the example Audrey’s height shows her as a child. She is releasing anger about the attitudes and situations her father forced down her throat’.

To be free of the intro­verted restraints and ready made values gathered from our parents, at some time in our growth we may kill or bury them. Although some people arc shocked by such dreams, they are healthy signs of emerging independence. Old myths of killing the chief so the tribe can have a new leader depict this pro­cess. When father or mother are dead’ in our dream, we can inherit all the power gained from whatever was positive in the relationship. Seeing parent drunk, incapable, foolish: another means of gaining independence from internalised values or stultifying drives to ‘honour’ or admire father or mother.

father

Generally positive: authority; ability in the external world; family or social conventions, how we relate to the ‘doer’ in us; physical strength and protectiveness; the will to be. Generally negative: introvened aggression; dominance by fear of other people’s authority, uncaring sexual drive; feelings of not being loved. See father under archetypes; man.

mother

Generally positive: feelings; ability in relationships; uniting spirit of family; how we relate to feelings in a relation­ship; strength to give of self and nunure; intuition. Generally negative: will based on irrational likes and dislikes; opinion generated by anxiety or jealousy; domination by emotions; lack of bonding. See Great Mother under archetypes; woman.

siblings and children

Whether brother, sister, daughter or son (see below in this entry), the most general use in our dreams is to depict an aspect of ourself. However it is almost universal to believe with great conviction that our dream is about the person in our dream.

A mother seeing a son die in her dream often goes through great anxiety because there lurks in her a sense of it being a precognitive dream. Vinually everyone at some time dreams about members of their close family dying or being killed—lots of mothers dream this, and their chil­dren live till 80. But occasionally children do die. Is the dream then precognitive, or is it coincidental?

Example: ‘I was walking along a rather dusty track carrying my younger son who would be around 10 months old and I was feeling rather tired. Suddenly I met a man who stopped to talk to me and commented I looked rather weary carrying the baby. He said, come with me and look over this wall and you will see such a sight that will gladden your hean. By standing on tiptoe I could just see over the wall and the sight I beheld took my breath away, it was so beautiful’ (Johan E). Here Johan’s son depicts the weight of responsibility she feels.

The beauty is her own resources of strength in motherhood.

Example: ‘I have just given binh to twins and they lay on the floor. We started to care for them. My mother took them to the doctor for his advice while I went to see my married sister who has two children. I met them there with the twins so that my sister could give her opinion on the babies. She had recent experience of childbirth and could tell us if the babies were good specimens’ (Miss E). Miss E has no children of her own, so she is uncertain of her own capacity to have and raise them.

The mother depicts her own mothering abilities, which seek confidence from an authority figure. Her sister is her own nearest experience of childbirth. So out of what she has leamt from observing her sister, she is assessing her own qualities.

Most often the family member depicts the qualities in our­self which we feel are part of the character of the person dreamt of. So the passionate one in the family would depict our passions; the intellectual one our own mind, the anxious one our hesitations. Use the questions in dream processing to define this. Having done this, can you observe what the dream depicts? For Miss E it would be questions regarding mother­hood.

Example: ‘My daughter told me the only positive part of my work in a helping profession was with a woman who had turned from it to religion. There followed a long and powerful interchange in which I said she had as yet no mind of her own. She was dominated by her mother’s anxiety, and the medical rationalism of her training. When she had dared to step beyond her own anxieties to integrate the lessons of her own life, then I would listen again’ (Desmond S). Desmond was divorced and struggling with his own pain and guilt about leaving his daughter while still a teenager. His daughter de­picts this conflict between his feelings and his rational self.

brother

Oneself, or the denied pan of self, meeting whatever is met in the dream; feelings of kinship; sense of rivalry, feel­ings about a brother. Woman’s dream, younger brother: out­going but vulnerable self; rivalry. Woman’s dream, older brother, authority, one’s capable outgoing self. Man’s dream, younger brother: vulnerable feelings; oneself at that age. Man’s dream, older brother: experience; authority, feelings of persecution. See boy; man. Idioms: big brother, brothers in arms; blood brother.

sister

Feeling self, or the lesser expressed pan of self; rival; feelings about a sister. Man s dream, younger sister: vulnera­ble emotions; rival for love of parents. Man’s dream, older sister: capable feeling self; feelings of persecution. Woman’s dream , younger sister: one’s experiences at that age; vulnera­ble feelings, rival for parents’ love. Woman’s dream, older sister: capable feeling self. See girl; woman. Idioms: sisters under the skin.

daughter

One’s relationship with the daughter, the daughter, or son, can represent what happens in a marnage between husband and wife.

The child is what has arisen from the bonding, however momentary, of two people. In dreams the child therefore is sometimes used to depict how the relation­ship is faring. So a sick daughter might show the feelings in the relationship being ‘ill’.

In a mother’s dream: often feelings of suppon or compan­ionship; feelings of not being alone in the area of emotional bonds; or one’s feeling area; responsibility; the ties of parent­hood; oneself at that age; one’s own urges, difficulties, hurts, which may still be operative. Also a comparison; the mother might see the daughter’s youth, opportunity, and have feelings about that. So the daughter may represent her sense of lost opportunity and youth—even envy, competition in getting the desire of a man.

In a father’s dream: one’s feeling self, the feelings or diffi­culties about the relationship with daughter; the struggles one’s own feeling self goes through to mature, how the sexual feelings are dealt with in a family—occurs especially when she starts courting; sister, parental responsibility; one’s wife when younger. Someone else’s daughter: feelings about one’s own daughter, feelings about younger women.

Example: 1 am standing outside a supermarket with heavy bags wearing my mac, though the sun is warm. My daughter and two friends are playing music and everyone stops to lis­ten. I start to wnte a song for them, but they pack up and go on a bus whilst I am still writing. I am left alone at the bus stop with my heavy burden of shopping, feeling incredibly unwanted’ (Mrs F). Such dreams of the daughter becoming independent can occur as soon as the child starts school, per­sisting until the mother finds a new attitude. See child; woman.

son

Extroverted self; desires connected with self expression; feelings connected with son; parental responsibility. Mother’s dream: one’s ambitions; potential, hopes; your marriage—see example.

Example: ‘My wife and I were walking out in the country­side. I looked around suddenly and saw my four-year-old son near a hole. He fell in and I raced back.

The hole was narrow but very deep. I could see water at the bottom but no sign of my son. I didn’t know whether I could leap down and save him or whether it was too narrow. Then somehow he was out. His heart was just beating’ (Richard H). Richard had argued with his wife in such a way he feared the stability of their marriage.

The son represents what they had created together —a child, a marriage.

The marriage survived, as his dream self-assessed it would. Death of son: a mother often kills off her son in her dreams as she sees him make moves towards independence. This can happen from the first day of school on. Example: T am on a very high bridge over an extremely wide and deep river with steep banks. My son does a double somersault over the railing, falls into the water. I think he is showing off. I am unable to save him. My son is 18 and has staned a structural engineering course at university’ (Joyce H).

The showing-off suggests Joyce feels her son is doing daring things with his life, and the relationship in its old form dies.

Father’s dream: yourself at that age; what qualities you see in your son; your own possibilities, envy of youth and oppor­tunities; nvalry. Someone else’s son: feelings about one’s own son; feelings about younger men. Dead son: see dead people dreams. Sec boy. See also man; first example in falling.

wife

Depicts how you see the relationship with your wife; your relationship with your sexuality; sexual and emotional desire and pleasure; how you relate to intimacy in body, mind and spirit; your feeling, intuitive nature; habits of relationship developed with one’s mother. Example: ‘My wife was trying to get me out of her life, and out of the house. It was as if she were attempting to push me into a feeling of tension and rejection which would make me leave’ (David P). Out of childhood experience, in which his mother repeatedly threat­ened to give him away, David was finding it difficult to com­mit himself emotionally to his wife. In the dream his wife represents these feelings, so he sees her—his anxiety and pain —pushing him to break up the marriage.

Example: I was standing with my wife at the end of the garden of the house I lived in as a child. We were looking over the fence to the rising meadow beyond. She said, “Look at that bird in the tree there.” On our right, in a small ash tree, an enormous owl perched. It was at least 4 feet high, the biggest bird I have ever seen. I recognised it in the dream as a greater hooded owl, which was not native to our country. I was so excited I ran into the house to telephone someone— zoo, police, newspapers?—to tell them about the bird. I can­not remember contacting anyone, but felt the bird was there in some way to meet me. Also it was hungry and looking at next door’s bantams. So I wondered what I could give it to eat’ (David P). This shows the positive side of David’s rela­tionship with his wife.

The garden is the boundanes which arose from his childhood. But he is growing—the garden— and looking beyond them in connection with his marnage.

The amazing bird is the deep feelings he touches because he has a mate, like any other natural creature. Out of his mating he becomes aware of drives to build a home—nest—and give himself to his mate. These are natural and are a pan of his unconscious or spiritual nature.

The bird is a hooded owl which can see in the dark—the unconscious—because David is realising things he had never seen’ before.

The bird is masked, meaning putting the ego aside, which is a necessity for touching the wider dimension of life or the unconscious.

The hunger of the bird shows an intimate detail of what David has learnt from his wife. She had been working as a waitress and bringing home pieces of chicken for him, saved from her own meal.

The spiritual side of David wants to develop this quality of selfgiving, which his wife’s love had helped him see.

Example: ‘1 have been a widower since January 1979, hav­ing married in October 1941. I continually dream I am in London where my business was. I am walking the streets with my wife and suddenly I see her ahead of me in a yellow raincoat and hat. I call her and try to catch up, but suddenly she vanishes. In spite of calling and searching I cannot find her’ (Douglas G). This is a common theme dreamt by widow­ers or widows, disappearance of spouse. Douglas has ‘lost’ his wife. His dream shows the paradox of love after death of panner. His love is still there, years after her death. He is possibly still trying to love his wife as an externally real per­son. so his feelings can make no connection.

To meet what actually remains of his wife, within himself, he would need to face his own internal grieving, emotions, and all the feelings, memories, angers and beauty which make up the living re­mains of his wife within him. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Famine from an emotional perspective signifies a lack of love or appreciation. In waking life those in authority may seem to withhold approval or approbation.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Complete Dream Book

Suspicion is indicated by a dream in which a fan dancer performs. Either a man or a woman having this dream should beware of unseemly couduct that may lead to criticism from jealous people.... The Complete Dream Book

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

If you are experiencing great fear in your dreams, you are having nightmares. These types of dreams are positive because your unconscious mind is trying to tell you something.

If you have repressed issues, they may be coming to the surface. Think about the fear in your dreams and try to be honest with yourself. Face your fears and as a great American president once said “There is nothing to fear, but fear itself.” Having fearful dreams seems to be relatively common. Most dreams are unpleasant and that is the nature of our private unconscious. Issues and concerns, repressed emotions, and daily stress all contribute to an uneasy sleep and to fear filled dreams.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Dream Explanations of Astro Center

An obstacle dream.

The nature of the obstacle depends on the dreamer’s circumstances, as well as on other symbols in the dream.

If the scene on the other side of the fence is beautiful and peaceful, hope lies ahead, and if the dreamer gets over the fence, what he wants will indeed manifest in spite of obstacles.

If the land on the other side of the fence is barren and rocky, and/or the dreamer is having trouble climbing the fence, what you’re seeking may not be what it seems and it might be best to turn back. Sitting on a fence indicates a major decision to be made.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

My Dream Interpretation

Dreams of ferris wheels foretells an approaching change of conditions which may not seem pleasant at first, but will be positive in the long run.... My Dream Interpretation

New American Dream Dictionary

1. An indicator of social standing, appearances; social disgrace or respect and esteem.

2. Intellectual gifts, ability to learn and acquire new skills (well-groomed nails).

3. A difficult, seemingly impossible situation (to bite nails).

4. Deceptive or false appearances (fake or polished nails). ... New American Dream Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

Fish are lucky in dreams, representing spiritual growth and transformation. Some specific fish dream meanings: To see fish swimming in your dream, signifies insights from your unconscious mind.

To dream of catching a fish represents important insights about yourself and your life which have been brought to the surface.

To dream about eating fish symbolizes your beliefs, spirituality, luck and energy. Think about the phrase, “Food for the soul.” To see a dead or dying fish, signifies disappointment and loss of power or money.

To dream of cooking fish indicates that you are incorporating your new realizations with your spiritual feelings and knowledge.

To dream that you are cleaning fish suggests that you are changing your emotional expression in a way that you think makes you seem better or more acceptable to others. You are not expressing how you completely feel.

To dream of catching a fish predicts personal success.

The bigger the fish, the bigger your success will be.

A dream of trying to hold a fish which wriggles out of your grasp, means a relationship isn’t satisfying you, or you are having trouble hooking up with someone you care about. You must be prepared to lower your sights or find a new match.

If you dream of being a fish, it could be an expression of your spiritual desires, or your romantic longings.

If you were caught in the dream (in a net, or on a hook), you might find yourself “caught” in a complicated life situation. Look to your values for the answer, or imagine how the person you want to be in 5 years would deal with all of this.... My Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of floating, denotes that you will victoriously overcome obstacles which are seemingly overwhelming you.

If the water is muddy your victories will not be gratifying. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Inundation; Torrent) Flood in a dream represents enemy attack, harm, destruction, sickness, a toilingjourney or the inundation of a town. Ifthe water flows toward a river in a dream, it means that he will escape from a dangerous enemy. Fighting a flood or trying to prevent it from entering one’s house in a dream means fighting with one’s enemy to protect one’s family and property. However, if people still benefit from its waters for their wells or farms in the dream, then it represents a prosperous year and a good harvest, or it could represent good irrigations and strong dams. In a dream, a flood also represents lies, hypocrisy, wasting one’s speech, or it could mean falsehood.

If one sees his town flooded with blood in a dream, then it represents God’s wrath and punishment for people’s sins. Inundations in a dream also could represent a rainfall, one’s tongue or a sharp spoken woman.

If one’s house is flooded in a dream, it represent past deeds that will bring later benefits. Flood in a dream also represents liquid nourishment such as honey, milk, or oil.

If one sees himself collecting the waters of a flood in jars and people seem happy about it in the dream, it means the availability offood products in abundance and falling or stabilization of prices.

A flood in a dream also means blocking the roads to extremism or isolating a danger. When one sees a flood in his dream but outside of its season, it means that he is following some psychic influences or pursuing religious innovations. It also means wrath, destruction, impeachment, penalties or a plague, unless if it is falling from the skies, then it means rains and blessings. Ifone sees himselfcoming out of his home to swim into an inundated town in the dream, it means that he will escape from a ruthless tyrant. Should one fail to cross, and if he is rather forced to return to his house in the dream, it means that he shouldbe careful about staying in that town or about disobeying his boss. Stopping the flood from reaching or entering one’s home in a dream also means reconciliation with one’s enemy.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Being overwhelmed; an enemy is about to attack. Fear of drowning in emotions; being thrown back into the world of animals; being thrown back into the world of physical urges.

The female archetype.

The powers of the intellect and reason standing against the assault of nature on the conscious, civilized life. You need to learn how to “swim,” which means being ready to swim in the water like a Fish. Both meanings are included here: to swim, and to give in and flow with the river of life, staying flexible.

A sign of being very emotional. You are overwhelmed and swept away and, in the dream, you are afraid of this, even if you would really like to give in. Incoming and outgoing tide: the rhythm of tension and relaxation in everyday life.

Feelings seem to be taking over.

A feeling of being imprisoned because of physical drives and unconscious needs. Warning of psychotic behavior.

If this dream image is accompanied by fear and appears often, psychotherapy is indicated.

Seething emotions.

A frequent dream symbol when fearful of ones own emotions.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Unhealthy conditions in the environment, possible health risk.

2. Feelings of unseemliness; feeling soiled, usually emotionally, and sometimes with feelings of guilt.

3. Stuck or trapped in a situation. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

Uncertainty.

To dream that you are in a ihick mist or fog means that your way in life will often seem dark and perplexing. But, by perseverance and by applying yourself to your own self-development, you will come out of the dark into the light.

To be completely lost in a fog means you are frustrated, not knowing what decision to make.

To hear a foghorn means that there are troubled times coming.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: To see footprints in a dream indicates that we need to follow someone or their way of being.

If those footprints are stretching in front of us, there is help available to us in the future, in the sense that someone has experienced similar circumstances.

If the footsteps are behind us or seem to be our own then perhaps we need to look at the way we have acted in the past, who we have affected and what we still need to be responsible for.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Often in dreams we become aware of energies and forces that seem to be beyond our control. These may often be potentials that we can understand and manage with greater understanding.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

New American Dream Dictionary

1. A fox possesses cleverness, discretion and cunning and is therefore the intellect and quick wits.

2. Use caution; deceitful rivals or even friends involved in a seemingly threatening situ­ation.

3. Problems and obstacles may be overcome with careful thought. ... New American Dream Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

To see or eat French fries in your dream, suggests that you should not overlook the seemingly trivial or small things in life. Everything counts!... My Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of friends being well and happy, denotes pleasant tidings of them, or you will soon see them or some of their relatives.

To see your friend troubled and haggard, sickness or distress is upon them.

To see your friends dark-colored, denotes unusual sickness or trouble to you or to them.

To see them take the form of animals, signifies that enemies will separate you from your closest relations.

To see your friend who dresses in somber colors in flaming red, foretells that unpleasant things will transpire, causing you anxiety if not loss, and that friends will be implicated.

To dream you see a friend standing like a statue on a hill, denotes you will advance beyond present pursuits, but will retain former impressions of justice and knowledge, seeking these through every change.

If the figure below be low, you will ignore your friends of former days in your future advancement.

If it is on a plane or level with you, you will fail in your ambition to reach other spheres.

If you seem to be going from it, you will force yourself to seek a change in spite of friendly ties or self-admonition.

To dream you see a friend with a white cloth tied over his face, denotes that you will be injured by some person who will endeavor to keep up friendly relations with you.

To dream that you are shaking hands with a person who has wronged you, and he is taking his departure and looks sad, foretells you will have differences with a close friend and alienation will perhaps follow. You are most assuredly nearing loss of some character. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

The Language of Dreams

The shape of the tadpole looks similar to a young fetus, thereby symbolizing fertility- and fecundity.

Egyptian: Rebirth or figurative renewal in some area of your life.

Shamanic: A messenger regarding matters of health. Alternatively, a charm against any figurative bad weather coming your way.

Transformation and perspective.

The frog prince of fairy tales reminds us that things are not always as they seem.

In China, frogs represent the ultimate Yin principle, healing, and business prosperity.

Ancient Greece: A portent of harmony between lovers.... The Language of Dreams

The Way of Dreams and Visions

General Meaning: Ripe fruit is a picture of maturity.

• Fruit also speaks of prosperity and nourishment. It is a lovely picture of partaking of the blessings of the Lord.

• In addition it is a picture of the fruition of the things that you have worked so hard at. This fruit can be both good or bad, depending on the work.

• Positive: Spiritual Maturity • Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the spirit is [agape] love, joy, peace, patient endurance, kindness, goodness, faith, • Seeing tasty fruit speaks of spiritual maturity and the final stage of a good season.

• Reward of Your Hard Work • Seeing fruit on a tree is a picture of your reward for all your labor. As you have worked hard and pushed through the winter and storms, you are now at a place where you are ready to reap the fruit of all your work.

• Seeing whole fruit is an indication that you have reached your destination and completed your task.

• I have often seen fruit on trees where the Lord has told me to enjoy the fruits of my labor.

• Proverbs 31:31 Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

• The Condition of Your Spirit • What you put into your spirit will always bear fruit.

If that fruit is good, it is a reflection of walking in the spirit and doing things God’s way.

• What comes out of your mouth is what you have put in.

• Proverbs 12:14 A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of [his] mouth: and the reward of a man’s hands will be rendered to him.

• Your Disciples and Children • Psalms 127:3 Lo, children [are] a heritage of the LORD [Yahweh]: [and] the fruit of the womb [is his] reward.

• If ever you want to know what is inside a person, simply take a look at their kids and disciples. What they try to hide, those that received from them will not.

• Our children and disciples are a picture of the ‘fruit that remains’ that John speaks about in John 15:16

Negative:

Rotten fruit speaks of a curse in your life. Even though you worked hard, now when it comes to reaping, it seems as though everything is stolen from you.

• This is a very good picture of a spirit of theft manifesting in your life. There is good news though! You can overcome this work of the enemy. And the Lord will restore to you all that the locust has stolen.

• Luke 6:44 For every tree is known by his own fruit.

For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes.

• If you see a picture of rotten fruit with regards to others, it means that there is a contamination in their spirits and to be wary of receiving from them.

See also:

Apple, Basket, Bud, Trees, Vine.... The Way of Dreams and Visions

The Complete Dream Book

If a gale seems to be blowing in a dream, it is an indication that the portent of the rest of the dream will be increased in its good lock features.... The Complete Dream Book

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of a gall bladder in a specimen jar suggests an emotional situation that you have had difficulty processing.

A gall bladder is a reminder that although this situation is small and you could ignore it, there are benefits in resolving it.

An increase in daily energy may be the result of dealing with a seemingly insignificant emotional situation in your waking life.

To dream of gall bladder pain indicates a long held emotional issue that requires cleansing.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

The Language of Dreams

A strong indication of your energy level. Are you filling up the tank regularly? If not, consider taking some time to rest and recoup your inner resources.

If the vehicle at the gas station has its gas gauge on empty, you’ve probably felt unproductive lately due to overexpending yourself. Conversely, an overfilled tank can reveal a hyperactive personality who never seems to run out of energy (see Bits, Car).... The Language of Dreams

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Dreaming about giants may mean we are coming to terms with some of the repressed feelings we had about adults when we were children. They may have seemed larger than life or frightening in some wav.

/2- Giants and ogres often represent the emotion of anger, particularly masculine anger. This can be confronted in dreams where perhaps we cannot do this in waking life.

3- Primordial power.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Dreaming about giants may mean we are coming to terms with some of the repressed feelings we had about adults when we were children. They may have seemed larger than life or frightening in some way. You might also like to consult the entries for anger, monster and size.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream that you see a newly made grave, you will have to suffer for the wrongdoings of others.

If you visit a newly made grave, dangers of a serious nature is hanging over you. Grave is an unfortunate dream. Ill luck in business transactions will follow, also sickness is threatened.

To dream of walking on graves, predicts an early death or an unfortunate marriage.

If you look into an empty grave, it denotes disappointment and loss of friends.

If you see a person in a grave with the earth covering him, except the head, some distressing situation will take hold of that person and loss of property is indicated to the dreamer.

To see your own grave, foretells that enemies are warily seeking to engulf you in disaster, and if you fail to be watchful they will succeed.

To dream of digging a grave, denotes some uneasiness over some undertaking, as enemies will seek to thwart you, but if you finish the grave you will overcome opposition.

If the sun is shining, good will come out of seeming embarrassments.

If you return for a corpse, to bury it, and it has disappeared, trouble will come to you from obscure quarters.

For a woman to dream that night overtakes her in a graveyard, and she can find no place to sleep but in an open grave, foreshows she will have much sorrow and disappointment through death or false friends. She may lose in love, and many things seek to work her harm.

To see a graveyard barren, except on top of the graves, signifies much sorrow and despondency for a time, but greater benefits and pleasure await you if you properly shoulder your burden.

To see your own corpse in a grave, foreshadows hopeless and despairing oppression.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Emotionally, gravity symbolizes a lowering of emotion in dreams towards the more negative feelings of fear and depression. In such dreams there can seem to be an actual physical force present.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Complete Dream Book

This animal portends that you will achieve your aim in competition with others who may seem to have superior qualifications.... The Complete Dream Book

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: In dreams, when we become conscious of someone standing guard or guarding an object we perhaps need to be careful of our actions.

If it seems that we are being guarded, then we are being protected from harm.

If we are the guardian then we should consider our responsibilities.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

A character that offers you advice or who appears to be an authority figure or just someone with a smile that may not particularly fit into dream is most likely one of your guides.

For instance you dream of coming out of an undesirable house where there are shadowy people cooking raw stakes that remain raw even after cooked and are intended for you to eat, and you are a vegetarian. Suddenly and out of context to the rest of the dream you find yourself in the outside of the house and getting onto a bus with your best friend, the bus is not moving, but you feel relieved not to be around the cooks. You specifically notice and remember the bus driver, but he/she does not seem to be playing a part of your dream subject – which is you and your friend on a bus that is not moving.

The driver is your guide here. You were taken from an unpleasant dream that you got involved with in the psychic plain by your guide and put in a protected area, the bus.

The guide realizes that things experienced in the psychic realm can be designed to cause you problems in the awaken state and even cause unpleasant physical manifestations to occur. Most likely your guide will also take an opportunity such as this to give you a message.

A guide will always be kind and loving to you or sometimes just silent but always positive.

A guide can be just a voice you hear.

The voice will be a pleasant rather than an unpleasant or frightening one. This is not to say it can’t be a stern and authoritive voice if that is what you need to get the message being given. Government-Control, internal and external law making and enforcing.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Drain pipe; Gutter of Mercy; Roof gutter) In a dream, a gutter represents someone who is gracious from time to time. Seeing water flowing through gutters without a rainfall in a dream means corruption, or people who are spreading evil in that locality. Each gutter in such a dream also represents the loss of one life. Gutters in a dream also represent servants and housekeepers who faithfully manage their duties, or they could mean relief from distress or pressures.

A gutter in a dream also may represent a trustworthy emissary or a reliable letter carrier.

If blood flows through a gutter in a dream, then it represents a tyrant and bloodshed that will take place in that locality.

If fresh water flows through it, and if people seem to benefit from it in the dream, then it represents economic growth, peace, safety and tranquility. Ifmurky water or odorous and filthy water flows through it in a dream, it means plagues that include ulcers, tumors and smallpox. (Also see Gutter ofMercy; Roof) H... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

If a woman dreams that she has beautiful hair and combs it, she will be careless in her personal affairs, and will lose advancement by neglecting mental application.

For a man to dream that he is thinning his hair, foreshadows that he will become poor by his generosity, and suffer illness through mental worry.

To see your hair turning gray, foretells death and contagion in the family of some relative or some friend.

To see yourself covered with hair, omens indulgence in vices to such an extent as will debar you from the society of refined people.

If a woman, she will resolve herself into a world of her own, claiming the right to act for her own pleasure regardless of moral codes If a man dreams that he has black, curling hair, he will deceive people through his pleasing address. He will very likely deceive the women who trust him.

If a woman’s hair seems black and curly, she will be threatened with seduction.

If you dream of seeing a woman with golden hair, you will prove a fearless lover and be woman’s true friend.

To dream that your sweetheart has red hair, you will be denounced by the woman you love for unfaithfulness. Red hair usually suggests changes If you see brown hair, you will be unfortunate in choosing a career.

If you see well kept and neatly combed hair, your fortune will improve.

To dream you cut your hair close to the scalp, denotes that you will be generous to lavishness towards a friend. Frugality will be the fruits growing out therefrom.

To see the hair growing out soft and luxuriant, signifies happiness and luxury.

For a woman to compare a white hair with a black one, which she takes from her head, foretells that she will be likely to hesitate between two offers of seeming fortune, and unless she uses great care, will choose the one that will afford her loss or distress instead of pleasant fortune.

To see tangled and unkempt hair, life will be a veritable burden, business will fall off, and the marriage yoke will be troublesome to carry.

If a woman is unsuccessful in combing her hair, she will lose a worthy man’s name by needless show of temper and disdain.

For a young woman to dream of women with gray hair, denotes that they will come into her life as rivals in the affection of a male relative, or displace the love of her affianced.

To dream of having your hair cut, denotes serious disappointments.

For a woman to dream that her hair is falling out, and baldness is apparent, she will have to earn her own livelihood, as fortune has passed her by.

For man or woman to dream that they have hair of snowy whiteness, denotes that they will enjoy a pleasing and fortunate journey through life.

For a man to caress the hair of a woman, shows he will enjoy the love and confidence of some worthy woman who will trust him despite the world’s condemnation.

To see flowers in your hair, foretells troubles approaching which, when they come, will give you less fear than when viewed from a distance.

For a woman to dream that her hair turns to white flowers, augurs that troubles of a various nature will confront her, and she does well if she strengthens her soul with patience, and endeavors to bear her trials with fortitude.

To dream that a lock of your hair turns gray and falls out, is a sign of trouble and disappointment in your affairs. Sickness will cast gloom over bright expectations.

To see one’s hair turn perfectly white in one night, and the face seemingly young, foretells sudden calamity and deep grief.

For a young woman to have this dream, signifies that she will lose her lover by a sudden sickness or accident. She will likely come to grief from some indiscretion on her part. She should be careful of her associates. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Baldness, Beard.

A symbol of wealth and fertility. In mythology, cutting off the hair is the equivalent of castration. Samson was robbed of his strength when Delilah cut off his locks. Hair for men is a sign of freedom; for women, long hair is a sign of femininity. According to Robert Bly, wild men and wild women are always covered with hair. Those who dream about “hairy” beings are on the way to satisfying their own nature, longing for vitality. This longing for “the wild energies” to be set free is clearly expressed in the musical Hair, which depicts the mythology of the sixties generation.

Today, hair often appears in dreams in connection with wanting to create a certain image, one that we would like to present to the outside world. It also may refer to “splitting hairs.”

According to an ancient Indian interpretation, hair that has been cut off means grief and sorrow.

Also, hair-dreams are thought to be about close relatives. And, in addition, they may mean spiritual and intellectual property.

According to Freud, hair, as a secondary sexual characteristic, has phallic meaning. Also, according to Freud and Steckel in The Language of Dreams, dreaming of hair means castration.

In mythology, hair and beards play an important role.

The chiefs of the Masai were afraid they would lose their supernatural powers when their hair or beards were cut.

For many primitive tribes, hair was considered taboo.

To be protected from danger means never getting your hair cut. Kings in Franconia (Germany) would lose their throne if they had their hair cut. Young warriors of Teutonic tribes could cut their hair and beard only after they had killed their first enemy. Hair, therefore, seems to mean power, strength, and magical vitality.

Folklore: Abundant hair means wealth; little or gray hair, troubles.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

New American Dream Dictionary

1. The animal or “beastly” side of self.

2. Annoyances or diffi­culties that just do not seem to go away.

3. A particularly fright­ening event or situation (as in a “hairy situation” or a “close shave”).

4. Intrigue and manipulation. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

A warning that things are not as they seem to be... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- When dreaming, there is an hallucinatory quality about everything that we see. We usually accept what we experience as real and in the actual dream state do not question. Scenes can change as quickly as the blink of an eye, faces can change, we can be looking at one thing then a few seconds later realise we are looking at something completely different. This is totally acceptable within the dream reality. It is only when we consider the dream afterwards that we realise how odd this may be. During dreams, things can take on qualities of other objects and of other feelings. Dreams can crcate a reality of their own, they do the unexpected - which in normal waking life would be totally illogical and surreal. Within this dream world we need to take a note of what is happening. We do not watch these with amusement, it seems simply that we observe what is going on. Even our own actions can take on an oddness. We may be doing things in a dream which in waking life we would never expect ourselves to do. Freed from the logical quality that mentors our ordinary everyday life, we can be liberated to create a totally different awareness of our own abilities, of our thought patterns and even our own past. We can often dream that we have done things in the past which we have never done, or we can prepare ourselves to do things in the future which again we would never expect to do.

2- Psychologically freeing the mind so it can ‘roam’ under its own speed allows hidden memories, images and thoughts to surface in such a way that we can handle the input when perhaps in real life we may not have been able to do so. We create a reality which suits an action, rather than creating an action which suits the reality.

For instance, an abused child may displace the activity into some kind of response that would be acceptable, not allowing the reality of the abuse to come through until such times as he or she was able to come to terms with it.

3- The hallucination that we experience in dreams can also be direct messages from the unconscious.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The force field – or electro-magnetic energy – that emanates from each of us has a particular quality in those who have undertaken to develop themselves spiritually.

To the clairvoyant eye it can appear as a type of mother-of-pearl radiance, which seems to be brightest around the head and forms a halo.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Disapproval of one’s own actions; self-scorn.

2. Recent pursuits may seem unwise, unsafe.

3. Possible loss of reputa­tion. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To hear the sad sweet strains of a harp, denotes the sad ending to what seems a pleasing and profitable enterprise.

To see a broken harp, betokens illness, or broken troth between lovers.

To play a harp yourself, signifies that your nature is too trusting, and you should be more careful in placing your confidence as well as love matters.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Dream Explanations of Astro Center

In Native American mythology, the hawk is the messenger. Therefore, if the hawk seems to be friendly, an important and probably positive message will come your way. Other symbols in the dream can reveal what that message concerns. Hawk can also indicate an important opportunity coming your way.

If the hawk seems forbidding, however, this is a warning to take care of your emotional baggage before seizing whatever new opportunity comes your way.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Emotional hurt can often be healed through dreams when it seems that another part of our being takes over to bring us understanding.

If we ourselves are giving healing and easement to someone else in dreams we perhaps need to explore such abilities in waking life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Complete Dream Book

Strolling along a hedgerow with a person of the opposite sex is an indication of a happy outcome of a problem that may be vexing you, especially in love affairs.

If the hedge seems to be an obstruction of progress, lovers may expect quarrels or other events that will stand in the way of their marriage.... The Complete Dream Book

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Change of circumstance.

2. Seemingly inescapable situation.

3. Repressed feelings of guilt, punishment. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Technically, according to the chinese system of i-ching, the hexagram is a figure of six lines on top of one another. Broadly, the three at the top represent the spiritual world and the three at the bottom the physical. These two forces unite together and seem to exert a profound influence in the ordinary world. In dreams the hexagram provides a diagram of how the two forces come together and with study can help us to live our lives successfully.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Language of Dreams

Being in a bumpy situation, or a circumstance that gets disrupted with petty annoyances.

Minor technical troubles that seem to keep popping up. Interrupted communications that will eventually abate.... The Language of Dreams

My Dream Interpretation

If you climb a hill in your dream, you will succeed in a social situation.

If you are unable to climb a hill, someone expects you to do something you’re not ready for.

To dream of rolling down a hill suggests that if you maintain your sense of optimism in the face of difficulties, you will find a creative way to succeed, even if failure seems certain.... My Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: ‘I am a prisoner in a room with three boys aged three, five and fourteen. They seem to be my chil­dren. There are two prison warders, a man, a woman.

The man was subservient to the woman who holds the keys and keeps control’ (Carol J). There are five aspects to holding.

To control, as in controlling or holding one’s breath’; to be able to manipulate, kill or do something with what is held; this includes holding on to something for support or protection.

Ownership—this is mine, to share or not.

In touch with, knowing; having a grasp’ of.

Responsibility, left ‘holding the baby’; one’s situation.

Intimacy, taking to oneself, taking hold of oneself, as in masturbation; as in the following example: ‘I was in a large removal van with a woman sac on my lap. I held her breasts with pleasure1 (Tony C).

Idioms: Get hold of; have a hold over someone; hold back; hold in. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dream Symbols and Analysis

Home often refers to security, basic needs, and strong rooted values. It is a very special and private place.

To dream of your childhood home and its memories indicates a desire to build a family. It may also reveal some aspects of your personality which were developed while you lived there. Going back to your old home or even visiting it in your dream can bring back old feelings that seem to be buried in the past. Dreams about being unable to find your home reflects a loss of faith and can point to a huge transition taking place in your present life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dream Explanations of Astro Center

A symbol of total powerlessness.

If the dreamer is the homeless one, then he or she is facing an unpleasant situation, which seems to have no solution. But if, in the dream, the weather is good, the dreamer has more strength than he or she thinks.

If the weather is bad, however, there is little or no hope, and it might be best if the dreamer just cuts the losses and moves on.

If the dreamer sees a band of homeless people, then this is a dream of contrary.

The dreamer may not be aware of it, but there are people around who care for him and are willing to help him out of his difficulties.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of having your horoscope drawn by an astrologist, foretells unexpected changes in affairs and a long journey; associations with a stranger will probably happen.

If the dreamer has the stars pointed out to him, as his fate is being read, he will find disappointments where fortune and pleasure seem to await him. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

If you dream of seeing or riding a white horse, the indications are favorable for prosperity and pleasurable commingling with congenial friends and fair women.

If the white horse is soiled and lean, your confidence will be betrayed by a jealous friend or a woman.

If the horse is black, you will be successful in your fortune, but you will practice deception, and will be guilty of assignations.

To a woman, this dream denotes that her husband is unfaithful.

To dream of dark horses, signifies prosperous conditions, but a large amount of discontent. Fleeting pleasures usually follow this dream.

To see yourself riding a fine bay horse, denotes a rise in fortune and gratification of passion.

For a woman, it foretells a yielding to importunate advances. She will enjoy material things.

To ride or see passing horses, denotes ease and comfort.

To ride a runaway horse, your interests will be injured by the folly of a friend or employer.

To see a horse running away with others, denotes that you will hear of the illness of friends.

To see fine stallions, is a sign of success and high living, and undue passion will master you.

To see brood mares, denotes congeniality and absence of jealousy between the married and sweethearts.

To ride a horse to ford a stream, you will soon experience some good fortune and will enjoy rich pleasures.

If the stream is unsettled or murky, anticipated joys will be somewhat disappointing.

To swim on a horse’s back through a clear and beautiful stream of water, your conception of passionate bliss will be swiftly realized.

To a business man, this dream portends great gain.

To see a wounded horse, foretells the trouble of friends.

To dream of a dead horse, signifies disappointments of various kinds.

To dream of riding a horse that bucks, denotes that your desires will be difficult of consummation.

To dream that he throws you, you will have a strong rival, and your business will suffer slightly through competition.

To dream that a horse kicks you, you will be repulsed by one you love. Your fortune will be embarrassed by ill health.

To dream of catching a horse to bridle and saddle, or harness it, you will see a great improvement in business of all kinds, and people of all callings will prosper.

If you fail to catch it, fortune will play you false.

To see spotted horses, foretells that various enterprises will bring you profit.

To dream of having a horse shod, your success is assured.

For a woman, this dream omens a good and faithful husband.

To dream that you shoe a horse, denotes that you will endeavor to and perhaps make doubtful property your own.

To dream of race horses, denotes that you will be surfeited with fast living, but to the farmer this dream denotes prosperity.

To dream that you ride a horse in a race, you will be prosperous and enjoy life.

To dream of killing a horse, you will injure your friends through selfishness.

To mount a horse bareback, you will gain wealth and ease by hard struggles.

To ride bareback in company with men, you will have honest people to aid you, and your success will be merited.

If in company with women, your desires will be loose, and your prosperity will not be so abundant as might be if women did not fill your heart.

To curry a horse, your business interests will not be neglected for frivolous pleasures.

To dream of trimming a horse’s mane, or tail, denotes that you will be a good financier or farmer. Literary people will be painstaking in their work and others will look after their interest with solicitude.

To dream of horses, you will amass wealth and enjoy life to its fullest extent.

To see horses pulling vehicles, denotes wealth with some incumbrance, and love will find obstacles.

If you are riding up a hill and the horse falls but you gain the top, you will win fortune, though you will have to struggle against enemies and jealousy.

If both the horse and you get to the top, your rise will be phenomenal, but substantial.

For a young girl to dream that she rides a black horse, denotes that she should be dealt with by wise authority. Some wishes will be gratified at an unexpected time. Black in horses, signifies postponements in anticipations.

To see a horse with a tender foot, denotes that some unexpected unpleasantness will insinuate itself into your otherwise propitious state.

If you attempt to fit a broken shoe which is too small for the horse’s foot, you will be charged with making fraudulent deals with unsuspecting parties.

To ride a horse down hill, your affairs will undoubtedly disappoint you.

For a young woman to dream that a friend rides behind her on a horse, denotes that she will be foremost in the favors of many prominent and successful men.

If she was frightened, she is likely to stir up jealous sensations.

If after she alights from the horse it turns into a pig, she will carelessly pass by honorable offers of marriage, preferring freedom until her chances of a desirable marriage are lost.

If afterward she sees the pig sliding gracefully along the telegraph wire, she will by intriguing advance her position, For a young woman to dream that she is riding a white horse up and down hill, often looking back and seeing some one on a black horse, pursuing her, denotes she will have a mixed season of success and sorow,{sic} but through it all a relentless enemy is working to overshadow her with gloom and disappointment.

To see a horse in human flesh, descending on a hammock through the air, and as it nears your house is metamorphosed into a man, and he approaches your door and throws something at you which seems to be rubber but turns into great bees, denotes miscarriage of hopes and useless endeavors to regain lost valuables.

To see animals in human flesh, signifies great advancement to the dreamer, and new friends will be made by modest wearing of well-earned honors.

If the human flesh appears diseased or freckled, the miscarriage of well-laid plans is denoted. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Most people who do dream work have found it helpful to establish a system that allows them to jot down the initial interpretation of the dream quickly. Such a system makes it easy to refer back to their dreams.

The system should include the following:

1. Which persons in the dream could represent the animus (the masculine side—primarily in women but also in men) and / or the anima (the female side, primarily in men but also in women) ?

2. Are there people in the dream whom you reject, whom you fight against or hate? Particularly when they are of the same gender, they are likely to represent your own dark and rejected side, the shadow.

3. What is the main symbol, and what is your attitude toward it? It is possible that there is more than one “main” symbol. Access to a clear understanding of the symbol is possible when you characterize it in one sentence.

4. Which objects are important in the dream? What is their objective function in your daily life? What is their subjective function?

5. Try to determine what, in yourself, each symbol refers to.

6. Go over the sequence of actions or situations in your dream once more and ask yourself: Where in my everyday life have such behaviors or situations occurred?

Only after going through these steps, should you attempt to interpret your dream in its entirety. Summarize each interpretation in two or three clear-cut sentences.

This type of system is for those who have very little time in the morning for any extensive and detailed dream work. It could well be called a system for the stressed-out city dweller, which however doesn’t mean that it cannot be an effective and precise way for dealing with your dreams.

For those with more time, here are a few additional suggestions:

1. Before each interpretation, ask yourself: Where have I come from and where am I going? Examine your dream in that connection.

2. Look closely at each detail of your dream.

The small things give important suggestions that are easily overlooked.

3. Look very closely to see if there are objects that appear in an unusual combination. Look for magical and fairy-tale elements: for instance, transformations, breaks in time, or other unusual incidents. This is often the case in short dreams that sometimes seem composed like a still life and where natural objects combine unnaturally to create a certain atmosphere. Arbitrary combinations of familiar things always create unusual images or special atmosphere, and that is significant here. Begin your interpretation with this atmosphere.

4. At the end of each interpretation, ask yourself: Can I transfer what I have learned in the dream to my everyday life? It is best to have a plan on how to immediately integrate these “lessons” into your life.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

My Dream Interpretation

The sound of humming in a dream signifies news from a distance.

If the humming seemed to stop for no particular reason, the news will be startling.

To dream of humming yourself foretells a social uplift.... My Dream Interpretation

The Language of Dreams

(see Birds, Feathers, Wings)

The energy of pure joy to keep you aloft thefloiver of the world, extracting the nectar of life wherever you go.

This is the only bird in nature that can fly backwards. As such, consider what part of the past you’re retrieving for productive review.

Love. In folk ?nagic, hummingbird feathers were a common component in love charms. Just take care that this is not forced or manipulated. Such a relationship will not last.

Among the Native Americans and Basque people, this represents total honest}’. They believe that hummingbirds cannot tell a he.

Reveling in freedom and playfulness. Scientists have shown that these birds seem to enjoy both tremendously. How much free time or play time have you had lately?... The Language of Dreams

The Language of Dreams

(see Animals, Weapons)

A desire for conquest.

For what are you currently hunting, and is it truly something over which you should try 7 to take dominion?

Is the creature used as food, or is it being hunted in sport? If for food, this may be a type of hunger dream, or representative of your need for fulfillment.

If being hunted in sport, the animal may symbolize a coveted object or person that remains elusive.

(see Snow)

A potentially hazardous situation. Watch your footing.

The cooling of emotions or a relationship. Frigidity. Halted movement, feeling frozen and unable to act. Being frozen in ice: A type of death or cage dream.

An icicle: The masculine nature.

Making an ice carving: Chipping away at the walls that disguise the true self. Alternatively, a subliminal wish that the object portrayed (or its symbolic meaning) would either manifest or halt completely.

Hail: This ice falls from the sky and barrages the dreamers landscape, symbolizing a torrent of personal, social, political, or religious dogma that seems to overshadow simple, straightforward faith.... The Language of Dreams

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: If you are hypnotizing another person in a dream: be careful, you are trying to influence others in real life, to get somebody over to your side.

If you are hypnotized: be very careful here too; others are trying to influence you. Are you already being controlled by another person? Being hypnotized: right now you are not sure what to do or what not to do. You are unsure about the consequences of your actions.

Depth Psychology: A dream about hypnosis is a warning: you are about to give up on yourself and are too much influenced by others. Hypnotizing someone else: you want to have more influence over others and events. Have you already too much influence in real life? If so, this dream is a warning. At present you seem confused! Where is your will power? What happened while you were “in a trance”? Other dream symbols are very important here!... Dreamers Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

If you see strange and weird illuminations in your dreams, you will meet with disappointments and failures on every hand. Illuminated faces, indicate unsettled business, both private and official.

To see the heavens illuminated, with the moon in all her weirdness, unnatural stars and a red sun, or a golden one, you may look for distress in its worst form. Death, family troubles, and national upheavals will occur.

To see children in the lighted heavens, warns you to control your feelings, as irrevocable wrong may be done in a frenzy of feeling arising over seeming neglect by your dear ones.

To see illuminated human figures or animals in the heavens, denotes failure and trouble; dark clouds overshadow fortune.

To see them fall to the earth and men shoot them with guns, many troubles and obstacles will go to nought before your energy and determination to rise.

To see illuminated snakes, or any other creeping thing, enemies will surround you, and use hellish means to overthrow you. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To see imps in your dream, signifies trouble from what seems a passing pleasure.

To dream that you are an imp, denotes that folly and vice will bring you to poverty.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Islamic Dream Interpretation

A man once came to Sa’eed Ibne Musayyib (RA) and said : “ I have seen ( in my dream) that I am performing Salaah on top of the Ka’bah”. He replied: “Fear Allah! For it seems to me you have forsaken Islam”.

The man said : “Your Excellency! I hereby offer my repentance in your presence for I have been advocating the beliefs of the Qadriyyah sect since two months.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

One of Carl Jung s most interesting areas of thought is that of individuation. In a nutshell the word refers to the processes involved in becoming a self-aware human being.

The area of our being we refer to when we say T, ‘me’ or ‘myself’ is our conscious self awareness, our sense of self, which Jung calls the ego.

The autobiography of Helen Keller has helped in understanding what may be the difference be­tween an animal and a human being with self awareness. Helen, made blind and deaf through illness before learning to speak, lived in a dark unconscious world lacking any self awareness until the age of seven, when she was taught the deaf and dumb language. At first her teacher’s fingers touch­ing hers were simply a tactile but meaningless experience. Then, perhaps because she had leamt one word prior to her illness, meaning flooded her darkness. She tells us that ‘noth­ingness was blotted out’. Through language she became a person and developed a sense of self, whereas before there had been nothing.

The journey of individuation is not only that of becoming a person, but also expanding the boundaries of what we can allow ourselves to experience as an ego. As we can see from an observation of our dreams, but mostly from an extensive exploration of their feeling content, our ego is conscious of only a small area of experience.

The fundamental life pro­cesses in one’s being may be barely felt. In many contempo­rary women the reproductive drive is talked about as some­thing which has few connections with their personality. Few people have a living, feeling contact with their early child­hood, in fact many people doubt that such can exist. Because of these factors the ego can be said to exist as an encapsulated small area of consciousness, surrounded by huge areas of ex­perience it is unaware of.

In a different degree, there exists in each of us a drive towards the growth of our personal awareness, towards greater power, greater inclusion of the areas of our being which remain unconscious.

A paradox exists here, because the urge is towards integration, yet individuation is also the process of a greater self differentiation. This is a spontaneous process, just as is the growth of a tree from a seed (the tree in dreams often represents this process of self becoming), but our personal responsibility for our process of growth is neces­sary at a certain point, to make conscious what is uncon­scious.

Because dreams are constantly expressing aspects of indi­viduation it is wonh knowing the main areas of the process. Without sticking rigidly to Jungian concepts—which see indi­viduation as occurring from mid-life onwards in a few individuals—aspects of some of the main stages are as fol­lows. Early babyhood—the emergence of self consciousness through the deeply biological, sensual and gestural levels of experience, all deeply felt; the felt responses to emerging from a non-changing world in the womb to the need to reach out for food and make other needs known. Learning how to deal with a changing environment, and otherness in terms of rela­tionship.

Childhood—learning the basics of motor, verbal and social skills, the very basics of physical and emotional indepen­dence. One faces here the finding of strength to escape the domination of mother—difficult, because one is dependent upon the parent in a very real way—and develop in the psyche a satisfying sexual connection. In dream imagery this means, for the male, an easy sexual relationship with female dream figures, and a means of dealing with male figures in competition (father); see sex in dreams.

The dream of the mystic beautiful woman precedes this, a female figure one blends with in an idealistic sense, but who is never sexual.

The conflict with father—really the internal struggle with one’s image of father as more potent than self—when re­solved becomes an acceptance of the power of one’s own manhood. Women face a slightly different situation.

The woman’s first deeply sensual and sexual love object—in a bonded parent-child relationship—was her mother. So be­neath any love she may develop for a man lies the love for a woman. Whereas a man, in sexual love which takes him deeply into his psyche, may realise he is making love to his mother, a woman in the same situation may find her father or her mother as the love object. In the unconscious motivations which lead one to choose a mate, a man is influenced by the relationship he developed with his mother, a woman is influ­enced by both mother and father in her choice. Example: ‘I went across the road to where my mother’s sister lived. I wanted to cuddle her and touch her bare breasts, but we never seemed to manage this. There were always interruptions or blocks.’ (Sid L).

At these deep levels of fantasy and desire, one has to recog­nise that the first sexual experience is—hopefully—at the mother’s breast. This can be transformed into later fantasies/ dreams/desires of penis in the mouth, or penis in the vagina, or penis as breast, mouth as vagina.

For most of us, however, growth towards maturity does not present itself in such primi­tively sexual ways, simply because we are largely unconscious of such factors. In general we face the task of building a self image out of the influences, rich or traumatic, of our experi­ence. We leam to stand, as well as we may, amidst the welter of impressions, ideas, influences and urges, which constitute our life and body. What we inherit, what we experience, and what we do with these creates who we are.

One of the major themes of individuation is the journey from attachment and dependence towards independence and involved detachment. This is an overall theme we mature in all our life. In its widest sense, it pertains to the fact that the origins of our consciousness lie in a non-differentiated state of being in which no sense of T exists. Out of this womb condi­tion we gradually develop an ego and personal choice. In fact we may swing to an extreme of egotism and materialistic feel­ings of independence from others and nature.

The observable beginnings of this move to independence are seen as our at­tempt to become independent of mother and father. But de­pendence has many faces: we may have a dependent relation­ship with husband or wife; we may depend upon our work or social status for our self confidence; our youth and good looks may be the things we depend upon for our sense of who we are, our self image. With the approach of middle and old age we will then face a crisis in which an independence from these factors is necessary for our psychological equilibnum.

The Hindu practice of becoming a sanyassin, leaving behind family, name, social standing, possessions, is one way of meeting the need for inner independence from these in order to meet old age and death in a positive manner. Most people face it in a quieter, less demonstrative way. Indeed, death might be thought of as the greatest challenge to our identifica­tion with body, family, worldly status and the external world as a means to identity. We leave this world naked except for the quality of our own being.

Meeting oneself, and self responsibility, are further themes of individuation.

The fact that our waking self is a small spot­light of awareness amidst a huge ocean of unconscious life processes creates a situation of tension, certainly a threshold or ‘iron curtain’, between the known and unknown.

If one imagines the spotlighted area of self as a place one is standing in, then individuation is the process of extending the bound­ary of awareness, or even turning the spotlight occasionally into the surrounding gloom. In this way one places together impressions of what the light had revealed of the landscape in which we stand, clues to how we got to be where we are, and how we relate to these. But one may remain, or choose to remain, largely unconscious of self.

The iron curtain may be defended with our desire not to know what really motivates us, what past hurts and angers we hide. It may be easier for us to live with an exterior God or authority than to recognise the ultimate need for self responsibility and self cultivation.

To hide from this, humanity has developed innumerable escape routes—extenonsed religious practice, making scapegoats of other minority groups or individuals, rigid belief in a political system or philosophy, search for samadhi or God as a final solution, suicide. This aspect of our matunng process shows itself as a paradox (common to maturity) of becoming more sceptical, and yet finding a deeper sense of self in its connec­tions with the cosmos. We lose God and the beliefs of humanity’s childhood, yet realise we are the God we searched for. This meeting with self, in all its deep feeling of connec­tion, its uncertainty, its vulnerable power, is not without pain and joy. Example: ‘On the railway platform milled hundreds of people, all men I think. They were all ragged, thin, dirty and unshaven. I knew I was among them. I looked up at the mountainside and there was a guard watching us. He was cruel looking, oriental, in green fatigues. On his peaked cap was a red star. He carried a machine gun. Then I looked at the men around me and I realised they were all me. Each one had my face. I was looking at myself. Then I felt fear and terror’ (Anon).

The last of the great themes of individuation is summed up in William Blake’s words ‘1 must Create a System, or be en- slav’d by another Man’s; I will not Reason and Compare: my business is to Create.’ A function observable in dreams is that of scanning our massive life experience (even a child’s life experience has millions of bits of information) to see what it says of life and survival. Out of this we unconsciously create a working philosophy of what life means to us. It is made up not only of what we have experienced and learnt in the gen­eral sense, but also from the hidden information in the cul­tural riches we have inherited from literature, music, art, the­atre and architecture.

The word hidden” is used because the unconscious ‘reads’ the symbolised information in these sources. It is, after all, the master of imagery in dreams. But unless we expand the boundaries of our awareness we may not know this inner philosopher.

If we do get to know it through dreams, we will be amazed by the beauty of its in­sight into everyday human life.

In connection with this there is an urge to be, and perhaps to procreate oneself in the world. Sometimes this is experi­enced as a sense of frustration—that there is more of us than we have been able to express, or to make real. While physical procreation can be seen as a physical survival urge, this drive to create in other spheres may be an urge to survive death as an identity. Dreams frequently present the idea that our sur­vival of death only comes about from what we have given of ourself to others. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Dreaming about being unfaithful suggests that you take a better look at your current relationship. What was the person in your dream giving you (emotionally or otherwise) that your real life partner does not? Communicate effectively and begin to develop those areas of your relationship that need most improvement. Understanding this dream may assist you in understanding your relationship and the level of attachment to your partner. Many people write about “dreams of cheating.” Either they are cheating, or they believe that their boyfriends/girlfriends are cheating on them. In either case, they are upset and outraged by such dreams. It seems logical that these types of dreams are connected to feelings of inadequacy or dissatisfaction.

If the partner in your dream was a total stranger then the dream may be much more personal and profound. It could be telling you something about the relationship that you have with yourself by giving you clues about the nature of your unconscious.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Being surrounded by insects means unpleasant and irritating people or events ahead. Are there spiders among the insects you see? Be very, very careful: somebody is spying on you from a distance. Looking at insects: some annoying person is bothering you with empty gossip. Being bitten by a large insect: you need to deal with a loss; or your soul— because of either future or past experiences—is reacting by bringing on an illness.

Depth Psychology: Seemingly insignificant events turn out to be more important than you thought. Guilt feelings or a bad conscience is bothering you. See Bee, Fly, Spider.

The insect represents instinctive actions and conduct. Whether your actions are beneficial or harmful can be determined bv look- ing at the rest of the dream images.... Dreamers Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of seeing cities or country submerged in dark, seething waters, denotes great misfortune and loss of life through some dreadful calamity.

To see human beings swept away in an inundation, portends bereavements and despair, making life gloomy and unprofitable.

To see a large area inundated with clear water, denotes profit and ease after seemingly hopeless struggles with fortune. See Food.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Actually becoming invisible in a dream disappearing - would indicate cither that we are not ready to face the knowledge that understanding would bring us, or that there is something we would rather forget.

2- When we are conscious that something is invisible in a dream, it indicates that we simply need to be aware of the image’s presence, without necessarily having lo interpret it immediately. Sometimes a figure (either a man or woman) seeming to be invisible can represent the Shadow (see Introduction).

3- Spiritually, the invisible is the Undefined. Often described as God Unmanifest, it is invisible because it is not experienced by sight alone.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Sometimes a figure (either a man or woman), though seeming to be invisible, can represent the shadow. In both men’s and women’s dreams it will have the same gender as the dreamer.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of ironing, denotes domestic comforts and orderly business.

If a woman dreams that she burns her hands while ironing, it foretells she will have illness or jealousy to disturb her peace.

If she scorches the clothes, she will have a rival who will cause her much displeasure and suspicions.

If the irons seem too cold, she will lack affection in her home. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of an island are symbolic of being in your own little world, reclusive, distant, lonely, protected, aloof and independent. Because islands are formed from centuries of volcanic eruptions, this dream symbolizes a beauty created by apparent disaster, and it is symbolic of how growth can seem to be slow and arduous, but if you stick with it, it will eventually pay off. See Hermit.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Islamic Dream Interpretation

In a dream, itching means poverty and suffering from the pressures of a demanding wife and children.

If one’s itching results in bleeding or puss in the dream, it means that they will get what they want. Otherwise, one’s toiling for his livelihood will prolong. Ifone sees himself itching in a dream, it also means that he will investigate the conditions of his relatives and suffer from their state.

If one’s itching seems to last with no solution in sight in the dream, it means that he will suffer from a condition he cannot bear in wakefulness.

If one sees people on the road afflicted with itching in a dream, it means that he will earn moneybut with a headache. Astate he will become known by it. (Also seeMangy; Plague; Scratching)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: To be in a traffic jam suggests that other people’s concerns may be, or seem to be, more important than our own.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of being a janitor predicts new responsibilities which may seem like a drag at first, but will end up being beneficial to you.

If you dream about an idle janitor, you will have setbacks in a current endeavor. However, if the janitor is busy cleaning, you will soon get some good news.... My Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: When we do not seem to be experiencing success in waking life that part of our personality which inhibits that success may appear in dreams to jeer at us.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: When ‘mental’ junk accumulates we are not able to think clearly and dreams have the facility of enabling us to create order so that we can sort out our lives. Being able to categorize what seems to be rubbish in dreams means we can plan or decide on a course of action. You might like to consult the entries for baggage, boat / ship and rubbish.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Authority Figures in People

Section and Jury

1- Very often in a dream we do not seem to be capable of expressing our right to be heard, to articulatc those things we believe are correct. Therefore, to dream of either justice or injustice can indicate that the unconscious mind is trying to sort out right from wrong. This is usually 011 a personal level, although it can have a wider implication as to what is morally right and the norm within society.

2- Often when we arc attempting to balance two different states or ways of being, the figure of justice can appear within a dream. This is to alert us to the fact that we may- need to use both sides of ourselves successfully.

To be brought to justice can signify that we must pay attention to our actions or to our attitude to authority.

3- In spiritual progression there needs to be a balance between our more spiritual selves what might be called ideal behaviour - and the physical. This balance can be difficult to both attain and maintain.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Very often in a dream we do not seem to be capable of expressing our right to be heard, to articulate those things we believe are correct. Therefore, to dream of either justice or injustice can indicate that the unconscious mind is trying to sort out right from wrong. This is usually on a personal level, although it can have a wider implication as to what is morally right and the norm within society. You might like to consult the entries for authority figures in people, balance, juror / jury and verdict.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Complete Dream Book

Bright kettles presage a rosy fortune while dark kettles are an omen of unhappiness.

A copper kettle is an augury of quiet domestic bliss.

An aluminum kettle foretells a love affair which will move so smoothly that it will seem too good to be true.

An iron kettle denotes happiness through health and love but without more than enough money to supply the necessities of life.

A tin kettle foretells a change in matrimonial affairs either for better or for worse.

A kettle that sings as it boils is a sign of happiness with your mate.

A kettle that boils dry is a portent of disaster In relation to your sweetheart.... The Complete Dream Book

The Language of Dreams

(see Locks)

Solutions to problems, especially ones that seem puzzling (e.g., “the key to the matter”). Opportunity unfolding.

Lost keys: Losing your way, or feeling unable to find the right resolution to a situation.

Using the wrong key in a dream signifies approaching a problem in the wrong way, with a solution that doesn’t really fit the situation.

Breaking a key means that a good idea got bungled somehow, probably by someone becoming too enthusiastic or pushy.

If this is the case, just start again with a calmer, paced approach.... The Language of Dreams

Mystic Dream Book

To dream of the flash of a blue bird across water signifies a change of luck.

If fate has seemed against you, good fortune will befall.... Mystic Dream Book

The Language of Dreams

(see Air, Wind)

A kite that cannot get off the ground represents a project that seems doomed to stagnate or fail. Wait for a better wind and try again.

A kite soaring high in the sky reflects ambitions and lofty goals. Take care, however. From this height the wind can easily snag the kite out of your hands, and all control may be lost.

A kite that is flying firmly controlled from the ground symbolizes goals that have good foundations. With continued management, this effort should prove successful.... The Language of Dreams

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The knife is an instrument of sacrifice and also of execution. See Court, Death. Revenge.

Vision: Looking at a large knife: an unpleasant situation is ahead—a situation to which you have contributed. Seemg a sharp knife: a difficult decision or separation. Looking at a knife and fork: expect a friendly invitation. In a woman’s dream, the knife is either a phallic symbol or represents hidden aggression. What did you do with the knife? Did someone threaten you with the knife? See Cutting, Pocketknife.

Depth Psychology: The knife is a symbol of primitive but dangerous eruptions of violence.

Are you finding yourself on the edge? Who is attacking you with “cutting words”? See Dagger, Weapon.... Dreamers Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

If you dream of a labyrinth, you will find yourself entangled in intricate and perplexing business conditions, and your wife will make the home environment intolerable; children and sweethearts will prove ill-tempered and unattractive.

If you are in a labyrinth of night or darkness, it foretells passing, but agonizing sickness and trouble.

A labyrinth of green vines and timbers, denotes unexpected happiness from what was seemingly a cause for loss and despair. In a network, or labyrinth of railroads, assures you of long and tedious journeys. Interesting people will be met, but no financial success will aid you on these journeys. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

The Complete Dream Book

If the lace seen or worn in a dream seems to be handmade or of fine quaJUy, the augufy is such that you may look forward to an easy life.... The Complete Dream Book

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The lamb is the symbol of humility; innocence, and sacrifice.

Vision: Seeing a lamb: you are much too good-natured—be more assertive. Shearing lambs: beware, you are taking advantage of people! Watching a lamb being slaughtered or slaugh- tcring it yourself: your reaction to a certain matter is not as heartless as it seems. See Sheep.

Depth Psychology: The lamb usually represents tenderness, innocence, and purity, but are you perhaps the “sacrificial lamb”? Don’t wait. Expose the “guilty party”!... Dreamers Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of a lance, denotes formidable enemies and injurious experiments.

To be wounded by a lance, error of judgment will cause you annoyance.

To break a lance, denotes seeming impossibilities will be overcome and your desires will be fulfilled.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Menstruating) Uncontrollable mirth in a dream means a misdeed that one desires to eliminate but to no avail.

If one does control his hilarity, or even ifhe repents, he will fall again into the same misdeed. (Also seeMenstrual period)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Thigh; Limb) In a dream, one’s legs represent longevity, old age, or his source of income. Ifone sees his legs turned into iron in a dream, it means that he will live a long life.

If they turn into glass in the dream, it means that he will die shortly.

If he sees his legs crossed in a dream, it means that he has neared the term of his live, or that he is going to face a major challenge in his life, or that 252 he is a liar. Ifone sees the thighs ofawoman he recognizes in the dream, it means that he will marry that woman or a friend of hers. Hairy legs in a dream mean debts, or that one may die in a prison.

If one sees his leg twisted in a dream, it means that he will commit adultery. Legs in a dream also represent man’s wealth or his livelihood. In that sense, if one’s legs turn into iron in a dream, it represents a lasting prosperity. Ifhis legs turn into wood in a dream, it means that he will grow weaker and unable to earn for himself.

If one’s legs become glass or pottery in a dream, it means that he may die shortly, and that his property and wealth will be distributed to his heirs.

If one finds his leg shorter than usual in a dream, it means that he will lose some of his money.

If one walks on one foot in a dream, it means that he will lose half of his wealth. Ifboth legs are amputated in a dream, it means that he will lose everything he has.

If one’s leg seems fat in the dream, it denotes a good financial standing, or it could mean buying a good car, or receiving a pleasing gift.

If a woman sees herself having hairy legs in a dream, it means humiliation or a trick that she will play before her husband, or that her private life will become public knowledge, or that she will receive spiritual guidance after that she lived in heedlessness.

A leg in a dream also denotes hardships.

If one sees his legs banded or tide together in a dream, it means fear, poverty and adversities. Exposing one’s legs in a dream means abandoning prayers, and it could mean humiliation. Legs in a dream also signify writing, admonition, advice, reading a book, wisdom, one’s rank, pleasure, pitfalls, fault in advising, or wrong interpretation of religious matters. (Also see Foot; Thigh)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of a leopard attacking you, denotes that while the future seemingly promises fair, success holds many difficulties through misplaced confidence.

To kill one, intimates victory in your affairs.

To see one caged, denotes that enemies will surround but fail to injure you.

To see leopards in their native place trying to escape from you, denotes that you will be embarrassed in business or love, but by persistent efforts you will overcome difficulties.

To dream of a leopard’s skin, denotes that your interests will be endangered by a dishonest person who will win your esteem. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing a leper means worries, resdessness, or danger in the near future. Becoming a leper: you are unable to see your true self. You feel separated from the people around you or not accepted by them; everything in life seems negative.

Depth Psychology: “Emotional garbage” is pushing up from the unconscious and is symbolized in the face of the dreamer. Lepers have always been shunned by society and forced to live in isolation. Seeing yourself as a leper: the harmony in your life, your spirit, is broken. Pay attention to other images in the dream.... Dreamers Dictionary

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Lice in a dream mean worldly success and prosperity.

If one finds lice in his shirt in a dream, they mean receiving an endowment, or renewal of a leadership position. In a dream, lice in one’s shirt also may represent something one does not care forit to last.lfone’s shirt is made of a rag, or ifit is tattered in the dream, it means indebtedness. Lice on the floor in a dream represent weak people.

If they surround the person in his dream, it mean that he mixes with such people.

If he hates them in the dream, then they represent his enemies, though they cannot cause him any harm. Ifthey bite him in the dream, then they represent people who slander him.

If a louse flies away from one’s chest in a dream, it means that one’s son or an employee has run away from his house or place of business. Ifa large louse comes out of one’s skin in a dream, it means losing one’s life.

A louse in a dream also represents a woman, a housekeeper, a son, an illness, an invading army, soldiers, depression, or distress.

For a ruler or a policeman, lice represent his helpers. As for a teacher, lice in a dream represent his students, and for merchants, they represent his envious competition, while for a craftsperson or tradesmen they mean taxes. As for sick people, lice in a dream represent what seems to be a lasting illness. Cutting a louse in half in a dream means being good toward one’s children. Eating a louse in a dream means backbiting someone.

A colony of lice in a dream represent punishment. Lice in a dream also represent one’s dependents or relatives who backbite, slander and divide the family.

An invasion oflice in a dream means blessings, wealth, relieffrom difficulties, dispelling all worries and sorrows. Killing a louse in a dream means the same in wakefulness.

If one wakes up from a dream in which lice were attacking him, it means that he will not escape from depression, difficulties or adversities. Picking up a louse from one’s shirt or garment in a dream means hearing lies.

If one becomes allergic to lice and starts itching in a dream, it means debts. Plant lice in a dream represent wrath, a calamity or a punishment. (Also see Nit)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Lightning in a dream denotes unexpected changes, which arc taking place or are about to take place. These may come about through some type of realisation or revelation. Often such a revelation has the effect of knocking down the structures we have built in as safeguards in our lives. Altcrnativelv. we may have to make changes in the way we think while leaving our everyday structure and relationships in placc. Lightning can also indicate strong passion such as love which may strike suddenly but be devastating in its effect.

2- When we dream of lightning we are marking a discharge of tension in some way. There may be a situation in our everyday lives which actually has to be blasted in order for something to happen which will change the circumstances. This may seem like a destructive act 011 our part, but is nevertheless necessary If we take all the known facts into account, our intuition will make us aware of the correct action.

3- Spiritually, lightning denotes some form of spiritual enlighten- merit. This may be the sudden realisation of a personal truth, or of a more universal awareness. Literally something which had not ‘struck us’ before. In dreams a lightning flash can also represent the Holy Spirit.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Similar to car—drives such as ambition, what moti­vates one—but usually connected with work or our more commercial relationship with people.

For instance, one s per­sonal motivations meeting the influence of big unified groups such as the police or large businesses.

Example: ‘I was a passenger in a very large eight-wheeled lorry, my husband being the driver. We stopped at a pedes­trian crossing in our town and my husband got out of the driving seat and went into the local town hall near a crossing. I waited in the lorry for what in my dream seemed hours.

The next thing I remember is that I was then riding a bicycle on the other side of the crossing and cycled away up the road’ (Diann R). Her husband’s involvement with social and work activities—the lorry and hall—make Diann decide to become more independent rather than wait for her husband to be ‘with her’. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Spiritually, a lottery represents our ability to take chances, to rely on fate rather than good judgement.

The ‘lottery of life’ has the same basic meaning as the luck of the draw, in that certain conditions seem to be predestined through our genetics, our way of life or our intrinsic decisions. We appear not to be in control.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To see a lynx in your dream indicates concealment. There seem to be vast information and facts that needs to surface at this point in time. You have to come out in the open with these truths and learn from them.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- When a machine of any sort appears in a dream, it is often highlighting the body’s automatic functions such as breathing, heart beating, elimination - those mechanical drives towards life that help us to survive. It is usually to do with some kind of mechanical, habitual form that is, the ordinary everyday things that take place.

The ‘mechanics’ of the body are an important part of our well-being and often when we perceive a machine breaking down in dreams, it warns us that we need to take care, that perhaps we are over-stressing a particular part of our being.

2- The machine is very often to do with the brain and the thinking processes, so psychologically it is the process of thinking that is important.

If a machine seems large and overpowering, we perhaps need to reassess what we are doing to ourselves.

3- A machine may well represent the machinations of life, which would be interpreted as The Life Process.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: In dreams, machines represent the brain and the logical thinking processes, so psychologically it is the actual process of thinking that is important in this context, rather than what we are thinking about.

If a machine seems large and overpowering, we perhaps need to reassess the effect our actions are having, both on us and those around us.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Desire to return to the happy-go-lucky times of child­hood.

2. Impressed with the skill of someone else.

3. A solution to a problem that in reality seems insoluble. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

In the past (but still relevant today), the image of supernatural power that you wish you had. This dream symbol frequently appears when one is feeling worthless. Today, it refers more to the dreamer himself and his magical qualities.

A magician represents the integrated whole and the individuality of the dreamer— that’s the reason why the magician in the Tarot was assigned the number One. This integration and uniqueness is what makes him magical.

The message here might be that the dreamer ought to concentrate on his “magical powers” and know that they contribute to success on his life path. But no personal magic will make itself known unless the dreamer chooses to pursue his own path.

If he doesn’t do that, everything will seem jinxed. He will not get ahead and a multitude of obstacles will get in his way. On the other hand, this dream symbol may also point out that too much emphasis is being put on the individual at the expense of the collective. See Witch.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Magic and the use of powers beyond ourselves has always had an appeal. Classified as any extraordinary or mystical (beyond oneself ) influence, charm, or power, in dreams this power can seem more easily accessible than at other times.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing makeup: don’t try to make something negative look better than it is or hush it up. Also, don’t be impressed by appearances—they are deceptive. Seeing people wearing makeup: beware of false friends.

If you are wearing makeup: you want people to think you are better than you really arc, but you are only deceiving yourself. See Powder, Wig.

Depth Psychology: The best motto always is to live the “unvarnished truth.” Do you want to hide something? Are you easily deceived by what people “seem” to be, by people whose intentions are not honest? These are questions that only you can answer. See Mask.... Dreamers Dictionary

The Language of Dreams

(see Olympics, Running)

A physically trying situation that has gone on seemingly forever.

Finishing a marathon reflects your ability to endure physical stress as long as you prepare yourself properly.

Handing off to someone in a marathon symbolizes placing your goal or responsibilities in someone else’s care or trust, hoping they can complete something which you could not.... The Language of Dreams

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Because it is a fine substance, marble appearing in a dream often indicates age or perhaps permanence. We all need some quality of permanence within our lives and marble can symbolise this.

2- When we are in trouble, it can often seem that we are ‘between a rock and a hard place’. Marble in a dream because it is a beautiful substance can reconcile us to the fact that we must move forward in an appropriate way.

3- Marble can represent spiritual firmness.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Working on a piece of marble: you are wasting your time—and energy—on a hopeless matter; people around you are “cold.” Looking at a marble sculpture: your property seems secure and your friendships solid. Looking at a marble pillar: in some areas you are too rigid and insist on holding to a point of view even when you know you are wrong.

Depth Psychology: Marble represents hopeless ideas and fantasies that have no chance of being realized! It is also a sign of your own “coldness.” Try to have a softer heart!... Dreamers Dictionary

The Language of Dreams

(see Clothes, Costmnes)

Facades. Tilings not being what they seem. Or, the image you present to the world being only a partial truth.

Adapting to difficult circumstances: Ancient people wore masks to help them commune with specific energies. Today, we don figurative masks and temporary per-sonas when faced with new, unfamiliar, or demanding situations. This results in stressing particular characteristics that help us cope in these new settings.

The element of surprise and mystery, like at a costumed dance where you wonder what’s behind the mask.

Emotions or ideas that abide in your subconscious may manifest through a dream mask’s color, shape, or depiction.

For example, a red mask that looks angry can reveal your own outrage that was either subdued or silenced.

Jungian: The dreamer’s connection to the archetypes in the Collective Unconscious, mediating therein between two distinct factions, such as the mundane and the supernatural aspects of self.... The Language of Dreams

The Complete Dream Book

A young woman, who dreams of being at a party where masks are worn should beware of unseemly behavior in public.

If she unmasks, it is a sign that through her honesty she will find herself in difficulties through no fault of her own but, nevertheless, her trials will seem serious until they are finally overcome.... The Complete Dream Book

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Sado-masochism in dreams, while seemingly sexual in nature, may well show a propensity to tolerate an extreme attitude within a relationship, for both men and women. You might like to consult the entry for martyr for further clarification.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of being entangled in the meshes of a net, or other like constructions, denotes that enemies will oppress you in time of seeming prosperity.

To a young woman, this dream foretells that her environments will bring her into evil and consequent abandonment.

If she succeeds in disengaging herself from the meshes, she will narrowly escape slander. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

To see a microscope in your dream suggests that you need to take a closer look at some situation. Something that may seemingly be insignificant may actually be a problem.... My Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing a midget: develop more confidence—there is no reason to diminish yourself. Have you met a person who— compared to you—seems to be a Giant? See Small.

Depth Psychology: Are you suffering from feelings of inferiority or have others not satisfied your ego?... Dreamers Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of seeing yourself in a mirror, denotes that you will meet many discouraging issues, and sickness will cause you distress and loss in fortune.

To see a broken mirror, foretells the sudden or violent death of some one related to you.

To see others in a mirror, denotes that others will act unfairly towards you to promote their own interests.

To see animals in a mirror, denotes disappointment and loss in fortune.

For a young woman to break a mirror, foretells unfortunate friendships and an unhappy marriage.

To see her lover in a mirror looking pale and careworn, denotes death or a broken engagement.

If he seems happy, a slight estrangement will arise, but it will be of short duration. See Glass. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Magic, another world, self, reflection. It is a symbol of vanity and superficiality. You may be concerned about your image and the way you present yourself to the world. Some say that if you see a clear image, you may be getting a glimpse of your true self. Broken mirrors always seem to be a sign of bad luck, or, at least, represent some distortions. On a deeper level the mirror can be considered to be a representation of the intellect.

The intellect is an instrument of navigation and is constantly persuading us to identify ourselves. When we think about this, it makes a lot of sense. Our self-identity is very much connected to the way we look (not only superficially but also characteristically as man - woman, young - old, etc). We use this self-identity, which is greatly a production of our intellect, to navigate through life. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

The Complete Dream Book

One who dreams of a miser counting his money will be disappointed in someone who seemed to be a true- friend or lover.

A maiden who dreams thai a miser has settled a sum of money on her will have reason to loot forward to a whirlwind courtship by a wealthy and handsome young maa.... The Complete Dream Book

The Fabric of Dream

An unfortunate dream (Gypsy), The general superstition attached to a dream of darkness or black objects seems to apply here.... The Fabric of Dream

The Complete Dream Book

It is a portent of excellent prospects in love to dream of reading a mortgage» particularly if it seems to be a document in your favor.... The Complete Dream Book

The Complete Dream Book

To dream of riding along a fine highway in a luxurious motor car indicates that you will make a large amount of money through a business deal or invention that at first seemed unimportant.... The Complete Dream Book

The Way of Dreams and Visions

General Meaning: A mountain in any context speaks of a new journey and obtaining new heights. It can also be an obstacle in your way that you need to conquer.

• Dreams • Positive: If you are someone that enjoys mountain climbing, then your dream would speak of your hobbies and interests.

• However, for most people, a mountain will speak of a new goal or level for you to attain. It is a promise of a promotion and seeing a new perspective on things.

Negative:

A mountain in a negative light speaks of an obstacle that is preventing you from reaching your personal goals.

• It could be that you are struggling to complete a project or go in a certain direction. Dreaming of a mountain in your road is a confirmation of the blockage.

• You will need wisdom to discern if this is a mountain you must tackle or one you need to walk around and avoid.

• Of course as believers, when the enemy puts a mountain in our way, we have the authority to pluck it up and cast it into the sea!

Visions Positive:

For both visions and prophetic dreams, the mountain is a very positive picture! It speaks of an opportunity for you to receive a promotion in the realm of the spirit.

• However it is not going to come without effort. Climbing a mountain is hard work and it will require a lot from you.

• It will mean leaving some things behind that you have relied on before. It will mean leaving behind everything you were and possessed, so that you can take hold of the new thing.

• In The Moses Mandate I share how the Moses Apostle is called to the mountain top many times. It is here that He will come into that face-to-face relationship with Jesus and also get his mandate.

• A mountain in the Scriptures is often a picture of the presence of God. It is an apt image as it comes with a price. It means leaving behind your own ideas and everything that weighs you down, to come into His presence.

• Moses had to obey some strict conditions before climbing the mountain into the Lord’s presence. However the journey was worth it, because there he experienced the glory of God! • Have you been asking the Lord to experience Him in a greater way? If so, then seeing a mountain is a call from the Lord to take the first step; to submit to going through the death and letting go of the old, so that you can take on the new.

• Just like in real life, it will be a hard climb. However just as Moses discovered, it will be well worth it when you get to experience God in a new and powerful way.

• Exodus 24:17 And the sight of the glory of the LORD [Yahweh] [was] like devouring fire on the top of the mountain in the eyes of the children of Israel.

Negative:

When praying for someone or for personal needs, I have often seen a mountain in my path.

• This is a negative picture and speaks of an obstacle that the enemy has put there.

• It is also a good picture of how you feel when you come to the Lord with a big prayer request. It seems to loom over you, making you feel small and insignificant.

• However, you can overcome it! If you see a mountain across your path and you feel that it is something that the enemy has put there, then it is something for you to remove in the name of Jesus.

• This is a call to spiritual warfare. I suggest that you get your hands on The Way to Effective Prayer by Apostle Daphne Crause for some very practical teaching on this subject.

• Mark 11:23 For assuredly I say to you, That whoever will say to this mountain, Be removed, and be cast into the sea; and will not doubt in his heart, but will believe that those things that he says will come to pass; he will have whatever he says.

• If you are facing a mountain in your life right now, take this passage, memorize and confess it until it is deep in your spirit. Then stand against that mountain and it will give way!.... The Way of Dreams and Visions

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

See also Television / Video.

To be watching a movie is to yearn for glamour in your life. You have been living too sheltered an existence and need to let down your hair a little more. Sometimes the type of movie you are watching can be pertinent:

Comedy: Don’t take life too seriously. When you get uptight, examine the situation and try to find a humorous side to it.

Musical: Don’t let your love of the music of life cause you to ignore your responsibilities.

Mystery: Something is not as it should be. Don’t get complacent, but be always on the alert. Simple, seemingly innocent words and actions can be signs of coming intrigue and complications.

Romance: This could be a good time for romance. Keep your ears and eyes open.

Tragedy: Be aware of tragedies and of impending drama, but always look for the silver lining that will be there somewhere.

War Movie: You are building up to a battle within yourself. Bring your problems out into the open and examine them. Face up to problems and work out solutions.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Looking at a mummy: a long-forgotten event from the past is coming up again.

Depth Psychology: You need to change some of your personal habits, bringing them more in line with your new life. But it seems you would rather “preserve” (mummify) them—which will make life more difficult for you or lead to conflicts with others. Facc the changes in your life head-on, and do it as soon as possible. See Cadaver, Canned Food, Cans, Skeleton.... Dreamers Dictionary

Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

If you dream of seeing an ugly, mutated person or animal which frightens you, then you will soon hear some bad news concerning the family.

If you see the type of mutation called morphing, when one things flows into being another thing, this is a warning that a person, or situation, is not what they seem to be; ‘a wolf in sheep’s clothing’.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

Encyclopedia of Dreams

If you dream of seeing an ugly, mutated person or animal which frightens you, then you will soon hear some bad news concerning the family.

If you see the type of mutation called morphing, when one things flows into being another thing, this is a warning that a person, or situation is not what they seem to be, ‘a wolf in sheep’s clothing’.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

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

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of the navy, denotes victorious struggles with unsightly obstacles, and the promise of voyages and tours of recreation.

If in your dream you seem frightened or disconcerted, you will have strange obstacles to overcome before you reach fortune.

A dilapidated navy is an indication of unfortunate friendships in business or love. See Gunboat. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of seeing a negro standing on your green lawn, is a sign that while your immediate future seems filled with prosperity and sweetest joys, there will creep into it unavoidable discord, which will veil all brightness in gloom for a season.

To dream of seeing a burly negro, denotes formidable rivals in affection and business.

To see a mulatto, constant worries and friction with hirelings is foretold.

To dream of a difficulty with a negro, signifies your inability to overcome disagreeable surroundings. It also denotes disappointments and ill fortune.

For a young woman to dream of a negro, she will be constrained to work for her own support, or be disappointed in her lover.

To dream of negro children, denotes many little anxieties and crosses.

For a young woman to dream of being held by a negro, portends for her many disagreeable duties. She is likely to meet with and give displeasure. She will quarrel with her dearest friends. Sickness sometimes follows dreams of old negroes.

To see one nude, abject despair, and failure to cope with treachery may follow. Enemies will work you signal harm, and bad news from the absent may be expected.

To meet with a trusty negro in a place where he ought not to be, foretells you will be deceived by some person in whom you placed great confidence. You are likely to be much exasperated over the conduct of a servant or some person under your orders. Delays and vexations may follow.

To think that you are preaching to negroes is a warning to protect your interest, as false friends are dealing surreptitiously with you.

To hear a negro preaching denotes you will be greatly worried over material matters and servants are giving cause for uneasiness. See Mulatto. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

The Way of Dreams and Visions

General Meaning: If positive a net represents mass evangelism or connecting with others.

To be part of a group.

• Negatively it speaks of the snare of the enemy.

• Positive: Depending on the context of your dream, a net could be positive or negative.

• Negatively speaking a net represents being bound, restricted and being under bondage.

• Positively speaking, it could represent evangelism (in the case of catching fish), prosperity and provision.

Visions Positive:

One of our students shared once how the Lord kept showing them a vision of a net over their bed. They searched and searched but could not find the interpretation to this vision.

• It did not seem negative, yet still there was no interpretation. Then one day as he browsed the Internet, the Lord led him to AMI Network. All along the Lord was indicating that he was to become part of a network of believers and ministry leaders.

• So in this case the net spoke of linking up with other believers around the world.

• Seeing a net in a fishing picture speaks of evangelism, the Lord bringing provision and blessing.

• Speaking of Provision and Blessing • John 21:11 Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great fishes, a hundred and fifty three: and even though there were so many, yet the net was not broken.

Negative:

In vision I have often seen the enemy using a net to snare and to steal.

• Often when we have been trusting the Lord for provision, I have seen the enemy having horded all our provision into his net. I would then speak forth and demand that he let go of that provision! • When giving personal ministry, I have also seen people bound up in nets. Usually the nets speak of negative words and curses spoken over the person.

• It could also be because of personal sin and getting involved in things they should not have. And so they have given Satan license to bind them and bring a curse into their lives.

• Referring to a net laid by those who speak negative words and a curse over someone: • Psalms 35:7 For without cause have they hidden for me their net [in] a pit, [which] without cause they have dug for my soul.

See also:

Fish, Trap.... The Way of Dreams and Visions

Dream Meanings of Versatile

What seems to be new to us may be information that comes to us at the right time to enable us to progress spiritually. It has impact because we have not previously been aware of it.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

If you are surrounded by night in your dreams, you may expect unusual oppression and hardships in business.

If the night seems to be vanishing, conditions which hitherto seemed unfavorable will now grow bright, and affairs will assume prosperous phases. See Darkness. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Encyclopedia of Dreams

An obelisk that is very tall and cold as it stands stately in your vision denotes that you need to soften your nature so you will not seem so cold and distant to those you love.

An obelisk is also a phallic symbol and must be interpreted in the entire dream content.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Depicts something which causes uncertainty or withdrawal of enthusiasm, creativity or love. Such might be produced by someone’s criticism which evokes our own self doubts; indecision; our own inhibitions or anxieties; maybe even a hidden form of not wanting to succeed because it would confront us with the new—we might fail.

Example: ‘I have this recurring nightmare. I see my mother standing by my bedroom door, blocking it as if I am being trapped and stopped from getting out. I often call to her “Let me out Mum” but she just stands there staring with no ex­pression on her face at all. I end up getting out of bed and switching my bedroom light on and then she disappears. Sometimes I will see her standing by my wardrobe. It seems as if she is always standing by a door and trying to trap me’ (Natalie S). Natalie is 14 and the obstacle she faces in choos­ing her own clothes—the wardrobe—and making her own decisions—her mother—is her own dependence upon her mother, and the need to develop a new relationship with her.

Example: ‘As I was driving along I turned my car over. I wasn’t hurt but could not now get to my destination. I didn’t feel at all upset about the car being damaged’ (Tim K).

The example shows a subtle and self-made obstacle, the damaged car. In fact Tim admitted ruining his own work opportunities —the car—because he was frightened of failure.

The obstacle, obstruction, barner or interference can be a person, wall, river, animal—or it might be an internal thing like paralysis or a lump in the throat. Refer to the entry on the appropriate subject to define what it is acting as an obstacle. See first example in failure; fence; wall. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: At times, our own inhibitions and anxieties cannot be faced unless they are first given tangible forms in dreams. In allowing ourselves a visual representation, these anxieties can become more manageable. What has seemed to be a huge obstacle in dreams can be consciously made smaller until we feel capable of dealing with it.

For example, a patch of weeds in dreams might be cut back until we can continue on our way.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Way of Dreams and Visions

General Meaning: Also referring to the sea.

The ocean is a picture of mystery and untapped blessing.

Dreams Positive:

If you have good childhood memories of the ocean, then it would represent pleasure and joy for you. It would speak of just letting go and floating, letting the tides carry you.

• If you dream of floating or swimming in the ocean, then the Lord is saying that you can trust in Him and enjoy His presence. You do not need to be afraid, but can just jump in! • If you dream of a large wave that you surf or that you have control of, it speaks of the blessing of the Lord that is coming your way.

Negative:

If you dream of large waves engulfing you, this speaks of circumstances that are overwhelming you. It can also speak of the attack of the enemy that is coming in like a flood.

• Also if you have a fear of the ocean, then dreaming of being in the ocean speaks of being surrounded by your fears or having to confront your fear.

• Sometimes you might dream of a wave that washes everything away. Although it might seem negative at first, this could be of the Lord. Perhaps it is time for you to start afresh. This is a good picture of a death of a vision.

• Positive: A large wave although it can be negative, is also a good picture of the abundance of the Lord.

The Word says that if you cast your bread on the waters, that it will return to you.

• This is a picture of investing financially and spiritually into the Kingdom of God. As you keep giving out, you will reap the reward! • Ecclesiastes 11:1 cast your bread upon the waters: for you will find it after many days.

• The Red Sea Situation • If you see the Red Sea in the spirit, then the Lord has led you to face an impossible direction.

• You know that you cannot go back where you have come from, but it seems that the Lord is not talking either. You are unsure which way to go. We call this the ‘Red Sea Situation’.

• What the Lord is telling you to do is to make the first move. Moses cried out to the Lord about what to do and the Lord said to him, “Why are you crying to me? Speak to the Children of Israel, that they go forward!” (Exodus 14:15) • God was waiting for Moses to do something! He had brought them so far, but now it was their turn. As they took that step though, then God moved once again and parted the waters.

• If God has given you a direction and a promise and you see the Red Sea in front of you, you have a choice to make. Once you step out with that decision, God will back you up.

• Psalms 106:9 He rebuked the Red sea also, and it was dried up: so he led them through the depths, as through the wilderness.

Negative:

To be tossed around in the ocean speaks of not having a firm conviction of your own. It means that you do not have a secure footing in the Word, and you are allowing the enemy to throw you around.

• James 1:6 But let him ask in faith, nothing doubting.

For he that doubts is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed [about].

• The book of Hebrews also tells us that we should not be tossed around by every wind of doctrine.

• The meaning is the same.

If you dream of being tossed around, you do not have a firm understanding of doctrine, and the Lord is telling you to get your feet grounded!

See also:

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

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Old people in dreams tend to suggest traditional thought or wisdom arising from experience. We may also need to consider our attitude to death. Old buildings can signify a past way of life, which we thought we had left behind. Antiques will often represent elements of our past experience, which might be worth keeping.

If something seems particularly ancient, the meaning may be ambiguous; either it has outlived its usefulness or has been imbued with special significance because of its antiquity.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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

The Way of Dreams and Visions

General Meaning: Olives in many forms are mentioned in Scripture. They had many uses - from being used for oil to light lamps, to being pickled and eaten.

• The most famous olive grove mentioned in the Word is Gethsemane, which translated means ‘oil press’. Before an olive tree died, new branches sprouted from its roots.

• Visions Positive Olive Oil • Oil has always been a lovely picture of the anointing. It also speaks of the healing anointing, as olive oil was often used as a source of medication.

• Olive Crushed • Apostle Les speaks in The Prophetic Training book about how the prophet goes through a time of testing during his training. He relates it to being ‘squeezed’.

• His question is, “When you get squeezed, what comes out of you?” • The olive oil being squeezed and letting out its oil is a lovely image of this. It means that when pressures come on you to change, what comes out is the anointing.

• It is also an indication that the Lord is about to put pressure on you, or perhaps even take you through a phase of ministry training.

• Olive Tree • The Lord promised the Israelites their own olive trees as a blessing. It is a picture of abundance and the blessing of the Lord.

• The olive tree is also a good picture of a reproducing asset. It is not a blessing that comes once, but one that keeps producing further blessing.

• Psalms 128:3 Your wife [will be] as a fruitful vine by the sides of your house: your children like olive plants around about your table.

Negative:

Branch Being Severed • Apostle Paul shares how those who refused to accept Christ were cut off from the olive tree, and a new branch was grafted in (speaking of the Church).

• Romans 11:17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and with them partake of the root and fatness of the olive tree.

• Often in the spirit we have seen the Lord cut a branch off a tree and graft a new one in its place. This has referred to the Lord removing a person from our lives or ministry and putting in someone new.

• In a situation where a marriage has ended and you see this, it is an indication that the old marriage partner is being removed and that the Lord will bring a new one, so that they can become one.

• To see an olive tree bearing fruit other than olives is a picture of things not being what they seem. While the person pretends to be one thing, on the inside they are something completely different.

• James 3:12 Can the fig tree, my brothers, bear olive berries? Or a vine, figs? So no fountain [can] yield both salt water and fresh.

See also:

Branch, Tree.... The Way of Dreams and Visions

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To see omelet being served in your dream, warns you of flattery and deceit, which is about to be used against you.

To eat it, shows that you will be imposed upon by some one seemingly worthy of your confidence. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of an onion symbolize your spiral journey of awakening, growth, development and unfolding. Like pealing layers of an onion, your growth may seem slow, painstaking, tearful, and repetitive, but you are getting closer and closer to the center, and progress is being made.

If you dream of eating onions, then you are wanting to be left alone.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

For a young woman to dream that she lives in fairy like opulence, denotes that she will be deceived, and will live for a time in luxurious ease and splendor, to find later that she is mated with shame and poverty. When young women dream that they are enjoying solid and real wealth and comforts, they will always wake to find some real pleasure, but when abnormal or fairy-like dreams of luxury and joy seem to encompass them, their waking moments will be filled with disappointments; as the dreams are warnings, superinduced by their practicality being supplanted by their excitable imagination and lazy desires, which should be overcome with energy, and the replacing of practicality on her base. No young woman should fill her mind with idle day dreams, but energetically strive to carry forward noble ideals and thoughts, and promising and helpful dreams will come to her while she restores physical energies in sleep. See Wealth. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Dreaming of passing through leaving and blossoming orchards with your sweetheart, omens a delightful consummation of a long courtship.

If the orchard is filled with ripening fruit, it denotes recompense for faithful service to those under masters, and full fruition of designs for the leaders of enterprises. Happy homes, with loyal husbands and obedient children, for wives.

If you are in an orchard and see hogs eating the fallen fruit, it is a sign that you will lose property in trying to claim what are not really your own belongings.

To gather the ripe fruit, is a happy omen of plenty to all classes. Orchards infested with blight, denotes a miserable existence, amid joy and wealth.

To be caught in brambles, while passing through an orchard, warns you of a jealous rival, or, if married, a private but large row with your partner.

If you dream of seeing a barren orchard, opportunities to rise to higher stations in life will be ignored.

If you see one robbed of its verdure by seeming winter, it denotes that you have been careless of the future in the enjoyment of the present.

To see a storm-swept orchard, brings an unwelcome guest, or duties. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- The use of the ouija board holds within it certain inherent dangers. Dreaming of one may simply be a way that the psyche has of alerting us to further exploration of those things we do not understand.

To be playing with the ouija board in dreams - as well as in waking life denotes being prepared to take certain risks, particularly with our own peace of mind. When the ouija board seems frightening we are touching in on our deep fear of the unknown.

2- Psychologically, we all need some way of making contact with the unconscious side of ourselves.

To dream of the ouija board alerts us to different ways of accessing the unconscious. It may be a symbol for all we have suppressed and refused to recognise.

3- Spiritually, the ouija board was and indeed still is - a rather crude way of communicating with the spirit world. In dreams, it shows we may be aware of the need to communicate with spirit, rather than have the spirit world communicate with us.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: The use of the ouija board holds within it certain inherent dangers. Dreaming of one may simply be a way that the psyche has of alerting us to further exploration of those things we do not understand.

To be playing with the ouija board in dreams – as well as in waking life – denotes being prepared to take certain risks, particularly with our own peace of mind. When the ouija board seems frightening we are touching in on our deep fear of the unknown.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: ‘At about two or three in the morning my wife Brenda and I were suddenly awoken from sleep by a noise. As we lifted our heads to listen we identified it as the handle on our children’s bedroom door being turned.

The house only had two bedrooms, and the children’s room was directly opposite ours. Both of us had had the same thought—”Oh no, it’s the children again.” Much to our annoyance they had been waking in the middle of the night claiming it was morning and time to play. We had tried to suppress it, but here it was again.

As these thoughts went through our minds we heard the sound of feet clomping down the stairs. This was strange as the children usually stayed in their room. Brenda got up, de­termined to get whoever it was back into bed. I heard her switch the light on, go down the stairs, switch the sitting room light on, and I followed her via the sounds of her movement as she looked in the kitchen and even toilet—we didn’t have a bathroom. Then up she came again and opened the children’s door—strange because we had assumed it had been opened. When she came back into our room she looked puzzled and a little scared. “They’re all asleep and in bed ‘ she said. ‘We talked over the mystery for some time, trying to under­stand just how we had heard the door handle rattle then foot­steps going down the stairs, yet the door wasn’t open. Also, the door handles on our doors were too high for the children to reach without standing on a chair. There was a stool in the children’s bedroom they used for that, yet it wasn’t even near the door when Brenda opened it.

Having no answer to the puzzle we stopped talking and settled to wait for sleep again. Suddenly a noise came from the children’s bedroom. It sounded like the stool being dragged and then the door handle turning again but the door not opening. “You go this time” Brenda said, obviously disturbed.

‘I opened our door quickly just in time to see the opposite door handle turn again. Still the door didn’t open. I reached across, turned the handle and slowly opened the door. It stopped as something was blocking it. Just then my daughter Helen’s small face peered around the door—high because she was standing on the stool. Puzzled by what had happened, I was careful what I said to her. “What do you want love?” I asked.

‘Unperturbed she replied, “I want to go to the toilet.” The toilet was downstairs, through the sitting room, and through the kitchen.

‘Now I had a clue so asked, “Did you go downstairs be­fore?”

“Yes,” she said, “but Mummy sent me back to bed.” * (Tony C).

This is an unusual example of an out of body experience (OBE). Mostly they are described from the point of view of the person projecting, and are therefore difficult to corroborate. Here, three people experience the OBE in their own way. From Tony and Brenda’s point of view what happened caused sensory stimuli, but only auditory. Helen’s statement says that she was sure she had physically walked down the stairs and been sent back to bed by her mother. Tony and Brenda felt there was a direct connection between what they were think­ing and feeling—get the children back to bed—and what Helen experienced as an objective reality.

OBEs have been reported in thousands in every culture and in every period of history.

A more general experience of OBE than the above might include a feeling of rushing along a tunnel or release from a tight place prior to the awareness of independence from the body. In this first stage some people experience a sense of physical paralysis which may be fright­ening (see paralysis). Their awareness then seems to become an observing point outside the body, as well as the sense of paralysis. Then there is usually an intense awareness of one­self and surroundings, unlike dreaming or even lucidity. Some projectors feel they are even more vitally aware and rational than during the waking state. Looking back on one’s body may occur here. Once the awareness is independent of the body, the boundaries of time and space as they are known in the body do not exist. One can easily pass through walls, fly, travel to or immediately be in a far distant place, witnessing what may be, or appears to be, physically real there.

Sir Auckland Geddes, an eminent British anatomist, de­scribes his own OBE, which contains many of these features. Example: Becoming suddenly and violently ill with gas­troenteritis he quickly became unable to move or phone for help. As this was occurring he noticed he had an A and a B consciousness.

The A was his normal awareness, and the B was external to his body, watching. From the B self he could see not only his body, but also the house, garden and sur­rounds. He need only think of a friend or place and immedi­ately he was there and was later able to find confirmation for his observations. In looking at his body, he noticed that the brain was only an end organ, like a condensing plate, upon which memory and awareness played.

The mind, he said, was not in the brain, the brain was in the mind, like a radio in the play of signals. He then observed his daughter come in and discover his condition, saw her telephone a doctor friend, and saw him also at the same time.

Many cases of OBE occur near death, where a person has died* of a hean attack for instance, and is later revived. Be­cause of this there are attempts to consider the possibility of survival of death through study of these cases. In fact many people experiencing an OBE have a very different view of death than prior to their experience.

Early attempts to explain OBEs suggested a subtle or astral body, which is a double of our physical and mental self, but able to pass through walls. It was said to be connected to the physical body during an OBE by a silver cord—a son of life­line which kept the physical body alive. This is like the con­cept that the people we dream about are not creations of our own psyche, but real in their own right. Whatever one may believe an OBE to be, it can be observed that many people in this condition have no silver cord, and have no body at all, but are simply a bodiless observer, or are an animal, a geo­metric shape, a colour or sound (see identity and dreams).

The person’s own unconscious concepts of self seem to be the factor which shapes the form of the OBE. If, therefore, one feels sure one must travel to a distant point, then in the OBE one travels.

If one believes one is immediately there by the power of thought, one is there.

If one cannot conceive of existing without a body, then one has a body, and so on.

This approach explains many aspects of the OBE, but there is still not a clear concept of what the relationship with the physical world is.

The many cases of OBE which occur during a near-death experience also suggest it may be connected with a survival response to death; not necessarily as a way of trying to transcend death, but perhaps as a primeval form of warning relatives of death.

If there is survival of death, then the OBE may be an anticipatory form, or a preparatory condition lead­ing to the new form. See hallucinations, hallucinogens. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Because the owl sees in the dark, it represents our intu­itive sense which ‘sees’ into our unconscious. This sense ‘feeds’ by watching (or acting as an integrating function for) the many dark or hidden aspects of our experience and be­haviour. Because this pan of our mental process is aware of the hidden activities in the depths of our body and mind, it can initiate our conscious self into the mysteries of life and death.

If one can imagine having a council of all living things, we would all have in common the drive to reproduce, and there would be huge links of understanding regarding care and rearing of young and perhaps of mate.

The unconscious seems to have a sense of this synthesis of all life, and the owl, representing it, speaks with this son of collective wisdom. See second example in wife under family; aura; dream as spiri­tual guide. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The owl seems to be serious, thoughtful, and wise— plus it can see in the dark.

Vision: Dreaming about an owl often indicates that your judgment of a personal situation was correct. It is also a sign that a rather murky matter can be seen more clearly.

If you see an owl, do not dismiss well-meaning advice from others—you will learn a valuable lesson from it.

If the owl is making sounds: bad luck and frustration. Listening to an owl screeching means sadness and grief—less often it is a message that someone is going to die. Catching or seeing an owl in a cage: be wary of weird people and bad (scary) company. See Bird, Eagle-Owl.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Putting on a pair of pants: you would like to be in charge of your family and your surroundings (this is the case for men’s and women’s dreams). It may also indicate that you resent the power others have over you. Taking off a pair of pants: you seem to be leading a very superficial life.

Losing your pants: other people are mocking you. See Clothes.

Depth Psychology: Pants in a dream are a sign of your need for protection; or are you afraid that others will expose you? See Shirt. Are you paying too much attention to your appearance? Have you been “caught with your pants down”? Are you afraid of getting caught without your pants on? and if so, why?... Dreamers Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are endeavoring to gain pardon for an offense which you never committed, denotes that you will be troubled, and seemingly with cause, over your affairs, but it will finally appear that it was for your advancement.

If offense was committed, you will realize embarrassment in affairs.

To receive pardon, you will prosper after a series of misfortunes. See kindred words. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To see your parents looking cheerful while dreaming, denotes harmony and pleasant associates.

If they appear to you after they are dead, it is a warning of approaching trouble, and you should be particular of your dealings.

To see them while they are living, and they seem to be in your home and happy, denotes pleasant changes for you.

To a young woman, this usually brings marriage and prosperity.

If pale and attired in black, grave disappointments will harass you.

To dream of seeing your parents looking robust and contented, denotes you are under fortunate environments; your business and love interests will flourish.

If they appear indisposed or sad, you will find life’s favors passing you by without recognition. See Father and Mother.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

The Language of Dreams

(see Fruit, Trees)

Generally an emblem of wisdom, except in the East where peaches are given the additional attributes of a happy marriage and long life.

In China, the flowers that bear peaches are used within the home to avert negativity.

If tensions have been high with your family lately, now’s the time to begin the healing process.

Among Taoists, a source that offers productive energy, especially in a sexual sense. This idea seemed to hold true in other cultures too, as the Greeks attributed this fruit to the rule of Venus, and Albertus Magnus recommended eating peaches as an aphrodisiac.

A sarcastic visual pun that indicates a situation or person you find less than “peachy.” ... The Language of Dreams

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Avoidable little annoyances seem to go on forever; use cau­tion against undermining one’s own activities.

2. Health, espe­cially against communicable diseases. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of eating this appetizing nut, you will see one of your dearest plans come to full fruition, and seeming failure prove a prosperous source of gain.

To see them growing among leaves, signifies a long, peaceful existence. Failure in love or business will follow in proportion as the pecan is decayed.

If they are difficult to crack and the fruit is small, you will succeed after much trouble and expense, but returns will be meagre.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

New American Dream Dictionary

1. A sense that situations are not as dire as they initially seemed.

2. Feelings of being drawn unwillingly toward the neg­ative side of things, usually in situations.

3. Working together for a common goal, the betterment of all, usually regarding a family or community. ... New American Dream Dictionary

The Language of Dreams

(see Birds, Feathers, Wings)

If swimming in water, this represents free movement through your dreams. Anticipate more frequent dreams, as well as those with increased detail.

A penguin has wings, but does not fly. These actually help them steer through the water. So, if you’ve been trying to “fly” in a specific situation that seems to be going nowhere, consider an alternative tact, using your given talents and insight as a guide.... The Language of Dreams

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of a penguin represents your magnification of a seemingly petty concern. This is a prompt for you to keep your composure and guard your objectivity. On the other hand, a penguin implies that you feel let down by your feelings. You need to bring equilibrium and peace to your life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

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

My Dream Interpretation

To see your pet or someone else’s pet in your dream, may represent your talent for self-control and holding your temper. Alternatively, this dream can also represent a need for more love and acceptance from others. It is common when a person is infatuated with someone.

If you dreamed about a pet who has died, this is your subconscious mind’s way of mourning the loss.

If the pet died a very long time ago, part of you may be wishing to go back to that time, when things may have seemed simpler.

To dream of eating your pet suggests that you are scared by your own animal feelings and desires. It may also represent your wish to have certain animal qualities - such as gracefulness, boldness, and so on.

For more meanings, see “Pet Food” and “Pet Store”... My Dream Interpretation

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Troubles seem to take on a life of their own (to see a phantom).

2. A past experience causes regret, pain, in spite of its absence (as in phantom pain).

3. Emotionally overwhelmed.

4. Disappointment in the offing. ... New American Dream Dictionary

The Language of Dreams

By definition, pictographs are picture-like symbols used to communicate specific concepts. On the dream plane, these can be very potent keys for unlocking deeper meanings.

A comprehensive listing of pictographs is a subject worthy of a complete book, but for the purpose of illustration, here are a few examples:

Pictograph Name Meaning(s)

= Equal sign The need for symmetry and equity.

O Circle An alternative lunar or solar emblem.

Completeness and cycles. Enclosure and protection.

Square The four elements in balance.

A pictorial pun

for someone who is socially awkward. Truthfulness (e.g., a “square deal”).

Pictograph Name Meaning(s)

Plat Feeling as if life has lost its flavor.

A project

that fizzled out. Something that has gotten slightly off-key and needs tuning for harmonious interaction.

Male

An emphasis on the masculine nature and associated characteristics.

The rune of the warrior showing strong convictions and the willingness to fight for a just cause.

Triangle Tlie triune nature, balance, and an alternative fire emblem.

Circle / wheel The winds, the four directions, and a type of cross emblem. Infinity Something that has longevity, or that goes on seemingly forever. Heart

Matters of love or emotions.

Check mark Correctness or incorrectness, red check marks denoting the latter.... The Language of Dreams

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Pictures appearing before you in dreams, prognosticate deception and the ill will of contemporaries.

To make a picture, denotes that you will engage in some unremunerative enterprise.

To destroy pictures, means that you will be pardoned for using strenuous means to establish your rights.

To buy them, foretells worthless speculation.

To dream of seeing your likeness in a living tree, appearing and disappearing, denotes that you will be prosperous and seemingly contented, but there will be disappointments in reaching out for companionship and reciprocal understanding of ideas and plans.

To dream of being surrounded with the best efforts of the old and modern masters, denotes that you will have insatiable longings and desires for higher attainments, compared to which present success will seem poverty-stricken and miserable. See Painting and Photographs. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of watercolors, drawings, or modern pictures, predicts minor changes.

If you were impressed by an oil painting in your dream, it is a warning that social snobbery will result in lost opportunities.

To dream of looking at photographs or slides forecasts the pleasant renewal of an old friendship.

If your dream concerned having your portrait painted, or having a portrait photograph taken, it foretells disenchantment in love.

To give or receive a portrait in your dream is a warning of deceptive flattery around you.

A dream of seeing someone else sitting for a portrait signifies a rise in your status.

If you dreamed of a landscape picture, the meaning depends on your reaction to the picture.

If it seemed beautiful or pleasing, you will have bright future prospects. But if it was ugly or unpleasant, be prepared for a period of dissatisfaction. Also see “Photograph” and “Photo Album”, above.... My Dream Interpretation

The Language of Dreams

(see Eating, Fruit or Nuts by type) An alternative circle emblem.

A sliced pie reflects your ability to judge things fairly and equitably. How even are the slices? Is someone getting the lion’s share?

Dreaming of mince pies foretells the fulfillment of wishes and improved luck.

Birds or other unexpected items coming out of a pie symbolize the need to look at a person or situation more closely. Something here is not what it seems, and will surprise you.... The Language of Dreams

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a pig signify that you’ve been greedy, selfish, slothful and are realizing your seemingly insatiable appetite for love, success, attention, or food. Perhaps you’ve been taking too much credit or taking more than your share. Your dream may be giving you the message that the only way you will ever be satiated is if you give yourself the love you have been craving.... Strangest Dream Explanations

The Language of Dreams

(see Birds, Feathers, Wings)

The ability to maintain your roots and find your way back home, even when circumstances try to steer you off course. Pigeons are excellent navigators.

Fertility or productivity. Pigeons are close to rabbits in their ability to breed rapidly.

A pictorial play on words representing someone who seems gullible (e.g., having a “pigeon” on the line).... The Language of Dreams

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

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Rescuing others from a pit, particularly if they are members of our own family, suggests that we have information which may be of use to them to enable them to overcome their problems. We may also be showing our concern over certain actions, which seem irrevocable. Pushing someone into a pit indicates that we are trying to suppress a part of our personality.

To be conscious that the pit is bottomless signifies that we do not have the resources to recover a previous situation.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

When the environment or setting of a dream is particularly noticeable there is usually some kind of message or information being given. Sometimes the place reflects our inner state of mind or mood. It can be a reminder of a particular place which had meaning at a specific time in the dreamer’s life, and sometimes a reminder of particular people.

Interpreting the symbolism of certain places gives us an insight into our own ‘inner landscape’.

A place which becomes fertile or lighter in the course of the dream indicates that an aspect that the dreamer has not previously appreciated - or has found unpleasant - is now developing possibilities and potentials, possibly for spiritual development. Dreary, unfriendly places, or tranquil favourable landscapes may well refer to the dreamer’s subjective view of the world.

The country where the dream takes place may have certain resonances for the dreamer.

For example; America for most people will signify a rather brash, commercially oriented culture, England tends to be seen as inhibited and dutiful, while France will represent the temperamental masculine, and so on. Countryside The countryside can suggest a particular mood or feeling, especially of freedom. Composite scenes consisting of many images recognisable to the dreamer are usually drawing attention to particular qualities, ideals and moods which all enhance the information content of the dream, may have particular associations for the dreamer, or have been included because of frequently encountered associations.

The dreamer’s birthplace represents a secure space.

A bright and sunny place suggests fun and liveliness, whereas a dark, shadowy, murky scene signifies despondency and gloom. Darkened places can represent the unconscious.

A familiar place will often take us back to childhood or a time of learning and a particularly beautiful place may allow us to fantasise so that we can make more use of creative visualisation. Jungles connect with the labyrinth and ways of understanding our sexuality.

A placc which feels oppressive has been a sanctuary, but is no longer.

A sheltered place offers pcace and security. Unknown places indicate aspects of ourselves of which we are not aware. This can lead to a place that seems familiar and yet we do not know which signifies a situation we arc continually re-running in our lives. Wide-open spaces offer us freedom of movement.

An unfamiliar place will signify new aspects of the personality which have not yet become fully conscious.

3- In the sense that a place suggests a ‘spot’, places appearing in dreams allow us to orientate ourselves in order to make the best use of information we arc given.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: The country where the dream takes place may have certain resonances for the dreamer.

For example, america for most people will signify a rather brash, commercially oriented culture, england tends to be seen as inhibited and dutiful, while france will represent the temperamental masculine, and so on. Other places that offer information for consideration are as follows: our birthplace represents a secure space where we feel at ease.

A bright and sunny place suggests fun and liveliness, whereas a dark, shadowy, murky scene signifies despondency and gloom. Darkened places can also represent the unconscious. Countryside can suggest a particular mood or feeling, especially of freedom. Composite scenes consisting of many images recognizable to us are usually drawing attention to particular qualities, ideals and moods. These all enhance the information content of the dream, may have particular associations for us or have been included because of frequently encountered associations.

A familiar place will often take us back to childhood or a time of learning and a particularly beautiful place may allow us to fantasize so that we can make more use of creative visualization. Jungles connect with the labyrinth and ways of understanding our sexuality, whereas a place that feels oppressive has formerly been a sanctuary, but is no longer.

A sheltered place offers peace and security. Also see the individual entry. Unknown places indicate aspects of ourselves of which we are not yet aware. Such places can lead to an environment that seems familiar and yet we do not know it. This signifies a situation we are continually re-running in our lives. Wide-open spaces offer us freedom of movement.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Many dreams will hold images of climbing and of reaching a plateau we reach a place after a hard climb which Ls even and not difficult to cross. Sometimes it can represent a period of peace and quiet, sometimes stasis where there is no energy left for change.

2- If the plateau is barren, we may need some further stimulus to help us move on.

If it seems to be a place of safety, we may not wish to move on and perhaps need to take time out to recuperate.

3- Spiritually a plateau offers choices. We can rest on our laurels and take time out to assess our progress, or we can use the plateau for calm and pcace.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: If the plateau is barren, we may need some further stimulus to help us move on.

If it seems to be a place of safety, we may not wish to move on and perhaps need to take time out to recuperate.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Pluto or Hades are synonymous with hell. Pluto is the brother of Zeus and Poseidon and the ruler of the underworld, or the land of the dead.

The kingdom of the dead is located underneath the surface of the earth. It is not only the holding place for the eternally damned, but is symbolic of metamorphoses, mineral wealth, germination and the transition from death to life. From a psychoanalytic point of view, Pluto may represent the deepest and the oldest part of the psyche. It may be the holding place of the darkest and most negative and disturbing elements of the individual.

The most destructive emotions and the greatest fears may be hidden there. However, this dark part of the psyche may also hold the greatest amount of transformative energy and power. As the unconscious demons begin to surface and are processed and then assimilated by the conscious mind, the individual begins to develop and experience feelings of completeness and wholeness. Astrologically, Pluto is symbolic of radical reconstruction that rejects harmful elements and is built on a solid foundation. Seeing Pluto in dreams seems to be an extremely valuable message from the unconscious. It suggests that the dreamer needs to contemplate and to explore his inner world; to face his fears and negative traits, to travel inward and then to emerge stronger and more alive than before the psychic or soulful journey began.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Polar bears in dreams, are prognostic of deceit, as misfortune will approach you in a seeming fair aspect. Your bitterest enemies will wear the garb of friendship. Rivals will try to supersede you.

To see the skin of one, denotes that you will successfully overcome any opposition. See Bear.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

New American Dream Dictionary

1. A feeling that the truth is being manipulated, things are not what they seem.

2. Keeping bad company; use caution in choosing friends.

3. Arguments, to take sides or demonstrate loyalty. ... New American Dream Dictionary

The Complete Dream Book

Only a man’s strength of character will save him from being lured into unseemly conduct by a woman’s wiles if he dreams that his sweetheart gives him a pomegranate.

A woman who eats a pomegranate is in grave danger of losing her head to some unworthy, though picturesque man.... The Complete Dream Book

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

Psycho Dream Interpretation

To see a porter signifies a desire to travel.

If the porter has your luggage, a change seems inevitable but not always travel.... Psycho Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Even in everyday life, the way we hold and position our body, the inclination of chest and head, the movement of hands, are a means of com­munication.

The apparently intuitive information in some dreams, when investigated, can be traced to an unconscious insight into the language of the living body. We all have this ability to understand body language, but it seems to be some­thing which is inherited from past times before verbal lan­guage. It therefore remains a largely unconscious ability. In our dreams, however, it is a major factor in how the dream is structured.

If you cannot find a satisfying description below, imagine yourself making the movement or posture in the dream to see if you can define what the feeling quality is, or what you are saying non-verbally. It can often be of value to make the movement or take up the posture physically instead of in the imagination. By comparing the movement/posture with an­other one, it can help to clarify its quality.

Example: Marilyn was expenencing emotional pain con­nected with her impending divorce. Marilyn had dreamt of seeing a dinosaur standing in her path, devounng all who approached it. We explored it by having Marilyn find a body posture and movements which for her expressed the feeling of the dinosaur. In doing so Marilyn did not sense anger or aggression, but she did feel like a predator which always had to take to gain her own needs. This feeling immediately re­minded her of her family life as a child. She remembered when she was sent shopping as a very young child of three or four; as well as buying what she had been asked, she pur­chased some sweets for herself. When she arrived home she was treated as if she had done a terrible thing, and that was where she began to feel like a predator. It seemed to her as if her own needs were always gained at the expense of someone else.

‘With this awareness, she could now see that the dinosaur standing iti her path clearly related to her present situation. Bargaining to gain a realistic share of the house and property jointly owned by her husband and herself, felt to her as if she were gaining her needs at his expense, like a predator. That made her feel so awful, she was almost ready to allow her husband to take all, leaving her without house or money to start again. Her awareness of where the feelings arose from, and the unrealistic pan they played in her life, allowed her to relate to the situation with less pain and more wisdom’ (from Mind and Movement, Tony Crisp). ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

My Dream Interpretation

A dream that features potpourri is sending a clear warning from your conscience. Do not allow yourself to be drawn into any bad or immoral behavior, no matter how fun or tempting it may seem.... My Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

As a pan of the human survival ability, the capacity to predict the future is a well-developed everyday pan of life—so much so we often fail to notice it. When crossing a road we quickly take in factors related to sounds, car speeds and our own physical condition, and predict the likelihood of being able to cross the road without injury. Based on informa­tion gathered, often unconsciously, we also attempt to assess or predict the outcome of relationships, job interviews, busi­ness ventures, and any course of action imponant to us.

If detailed observations were made of the habits of ten people, one could predict fairly accurately what they would be doing for the next week, perhaps even pinpointing the time and place.

For instance some would never visit a pub, while others would be frequently there.

Because the unconscious is the storehouse of millions of bits of observed information, and because it has a well-devel­oped function enabling us to scan information and predict from it, some dreams forecast the future. Such predictions may occur more frequently in a dream rather than as waking insight, because few people can put aside their likes and dis­likes, prejudices and hopes sufficiently to allow such informa­tion into the consciousness. While asleep some of these barri­ers drop and allow information to be presented.

Ed Butler’s dream is about his work scene. Each detail was real and horrifying. Shonly afterwards, Rita was burnt just as in the dream. Example: ‘I was stanled by the muffled but unmistakable sound of a nearby explosion. While unex­pected, it wasn’t entirely unusual—the high energy propel- lants and oxidisers being synthesised and tested in the chem­istry wing were hazardously unstable. When I heard the screams I froze for an instant, recognising that they could only be coming from Rita, the one woman chemist in the all male department. I rushed to the doorway of her laboratory. Peer­ing through the smoke and fumes I saw a foot sticking out of the surrounding flames. I was only in my shirt sleeves, unpro­tected, not even wearing my lab coat, but I had to go into the flames. I grabbed Rita by the foot and noticed with horror that her stockings were melting from the heat. I pulled her back into the doorway and tugged at a chain which released gallons of water on her flaming body. When satisfied the fire was quenched, even though my own clothes still smouldered, I ran for the emergency phone’ (from Dream Network Bulletin, June 1985).

Some precognitive dreams appear to go beyond this ability to predict from information already held. So far there is no theory which is commonly accepted which explains this.

A not too bizarre one, however, is thai our unconscious has access to a collective mind. With so much more information available, it can transcend the usual limitations when predict­ing from personal information.

The next examples are all from Shirley G. Because of space, only three of the dreams are quoted. Nevertheless, they are typical of dreams which do not seem to fall into the category of precognitive dreams arising from unconscious scanning or information already known. Example: ‘1 set out to dream the winner of a horse race each day for a week. I was driving down a country road and sud­denly saw a glimpse of Emmerdale Farm down a side road. Following day: chosen horse Emmerdale Farm came in first. 2 Was working in a room when a man popped his head around the door and shouted excitedly “John, John, your uncle’s here” and disappeared. I carried on working. Chosen horse: Uncle John. Came in first. 3 Was walking down a road, called into a house by a friend to have a chat. On the way out she opened the door and I saw a completely empty room except for a huge black fireplace. Door closed and I left the house. Chosen horse Black Fire—which I insisted would only be placed due to a fireplace. Came in 2nd.* See ESP in dreams. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

My Dream Interpretation

A price tag in your dream may represent your self-confidence and/or values.

If the price of an item was very high, you have a strong belief in yourself and you hold to your strong values.

If something seemed too cheap, you may be doubting your self-worth, or not valuing yourself highly enough in your relationships.

If you remember the specific price of an item, look for additional meaning under “Numbers”.... My Dream Interpretation

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Relationships will grow in quality and strength.

2. The ability to learn new skills.

3. A loss of control, seemingly inno­cent carelessness.

4. Feelings of joy, a new beginning. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a puzzle represent your attempts at solving life’s mystery. You are recognizing the order in the midst of the seeming randomness of the people, places and events of your life. Things are beginning to make sense to you. See Processing Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

This ancient and powerful symbol has general meaning for all and specific meaning for the dreamer. It represents the coming together of the world of man with that of God; the material with the spiritual.

The purpose of the pyramids was to bury the dead and to assist them into reaching eternity. In this way, the pyramids were holy places and their architecture and mysticism continues to amaze and to intrigue us. In order to understand its symbolism; consider your current accomplishments and breakthroughs.

If you accomplished a personal goal and feel a sense of wholeness, this dream symbol may be an affirmation of those feelings.

The pyramid could also represent larger goals and deepest strivings. Whether they represent fulfilled or incomplete goals, a pyramid seems to be a very positive dream symbol. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Dreaming of having to put an animal into quarantine signifies our inability lo look after a vulnerable part of ourselves or others. It may also indicate our awareness of having to cut off the lower, more animal side of ourselves.

2- When in waking life we feel isolated, this may translate itself in dream language into being in quarantine. It would seem that ‘authority’ has taken over to manage this isolation.

3- Quarantine in a spiritual sense means isolation, in the sense of retreating from the world for a time.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: When in waking life we feel isolated, this may translate itself in dream language into being in quarantine. We are aware that we have been cut off from normal contact with others. It would seem that some internal ‘authority’ has taken over to give us a breathing space or time to consider our actions. While frightening, this can be a time of rest and replenishment.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Is your rigid attitude crumbling? Is your heart—that seems to be made of stone—softening?... Little Giant Encyclopedia

The Language of Dreams

(see Crystals)

A cold, distant person who never seems to let the walls down. In Greece, people believed that quartz was actually petrified ice that never thawed.

Pure, flowing inspiration and energy, especially in a religious context. Tlie priestess of Vesta gathered fire from heaven using a quartz crystal for the sacred flame: of the altar.

The ability to gain energy’ or power from your present situation. Note that quartz crystal holds a natural “charge,” which is why it’s used in watches.... The Language of Dreams

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Appearances may be deceptive; who or what seems at­tractive may be harmful.

2. New adventures or skills prove prof­itable (raccoon fur).

3. A feeling that thievery is afoot. ... New American Dream Dictionary

The Language of Dreams

(see Clouds, Fog, Snow, Sun, Water)

Fruitfulness. Spring showers nourish the earth, bringing forth flowers and fruits. What positive attributes have you been watering lately?

Possibly symbolic of sadness and grief where you are personified in the clouds. Mist: Being melancholy or gloomy (e.g., “misty eyed”).

Rain or storm clouds gathering: Increasing troubles, concerns, or despondency that seem to overwhelm all the bright moments.... The Language of Dreams

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of eating raisins, implies that discouragements will darken your hopes when they seem about to be realized. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Feelings of discouragement, loss; prospects seem to “dry” up.

2. A measure of prosperity, wealth and fortune. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Mystic Dream Book

To dream that you are riding a horse that Rears and plunges betokens success in plans that have long seemed impossible to carry out.... Mystic Dream Book

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

Dream Explanations of Astro Center

If the icon featured a portrait of a saint or other religious figure, find out what tradition is associated with that person.

For example, if the saint was St. Christopher, then you may be on your way to taking a long journey.

If the saint was St. Jude, something wonderful and totally unexpected will happen.

If the portrait was of the Virgin Mary, someone will intercede for you in a disagreement and put it to an end.

Icons in general seem to bring a message that coming changes in your life, however stressful they may be, are beneficial and can be dealt with fairly easily.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Dreams have a way of introducing or rather reintroducing us to truths which we have long known to be.

If spirituality is taken to be an inner truth, and religion as that which links us back to source, then it must be the case that religious imagery partly assists in that function of recognition. Using images that cannot be interpreted successfully in any other way reinforces the idea of spirituality being something separate in us. Because the images are so specific they may be startling.

2- When the individual, through deliberate or spontaneous neglect, denies himself access to the store of religious imagery in waking life, dreams will often react to this lack and try to compensate by jolting the dreamer back into an awareness of his inner spirit. In today’s society it is very easy to fasten on the hypocritical aspects of religion and to acccpt that hypocrisy. It is also easy to make the assumption that the outward forms of religion often deny the existence of a true inner reality. This rejection can be valid, since it is not until the individual accepts responsibility for his own existence that true spirituality emerges.

If spirituality the inner truth that we all hold is neglected, it will not go away: it will simply reappear in its negative and terrifying form. In waking life the closest image we have to that is the Devil (see Devil), or the more vengeful Indian gods. Our own personalised demons can be more frightening than those.

3- If we are prepared to accept that each truth will have its own personal slant, and that we must get back to the basic truth, all dreams can be interpreted from a spiritual point of view. This is especially true of religious imagery. Most interpretations have had to be stated in general terms and are given here only as guidelines. When the reader can throw away the book and say that the interpretations are not valid, then he will have taken on personal responsibility.

Angel In spiritual terms the angel symbolises pure being and freedom from earthly matters.

Angels tend to be androgynous, and arc not recognised either as male or female. There is a hierarchy of angels; 1) Angels (the realm closest to the physical), 2) Cherubim and 3) Seraphim. As more people are seeking spirituality; there are those who have become more aware of the angel form, particularly in dreams. It is vital that the dreamer is able to differentiate between the personalised aspect of the Higher Self, and the angelic form, since they arc similar but different. Dark angels are reputed to be those angelic beings who have not yet totally rejected the ego or earthly passions. When this image appears in a dream, we are being alerted to a spiritual transgression, which often has already happened. Warning angels usually symbolise what should not be clone. Buddha (also see individual entry) The figure of Buddha appearing in dreams highlights the necessity to be aware of the Qualities of Being which Buddha taught. It links us to the power of renunciation and of suffering, but in the sense that experience of suffering is valid. Ceremony/Ritual (also see individual entries) Ceremony and ritual are all part of the heightening of awareness which occurs on the path to spirituality. In dream ceremony the images are even more vivid.

Christ appearing in dreams epitomises the recognition of the ability to reconcile the physical and the spiritual, God and Man. He personifies Perfect Man, a state to which we all aspire. Appearing on the cross he signifies redemption through suffering. We do not need to be crucified physically to suffer.

The ideal Christ is that part of ourselves which is prepared to take on our portion of the sufferings in the world by- working within the world.

The anarchic Christ is the part of us whose love and lust for life permit us to break through all known barriers.

The Cosmic Christ is the part that is prepared to take on Cosmic Responsibility that is, to be connected with the Universal Truth. While these aspects have been spoken of in Christian terms, obviously they- are also present in all religious figures. Church, chapel, temple (also see Church Buildings) We all are aware of our need for sanctuary from the batterings of the everyday world. Within the church we / are free to form a relationship with our own personal God. In dreams we may also have the realisation that our body is our temple. Church or Religious Music These sounds, dedicated to the perception of God that one has. are sacred sounds and are a way of expanding the spirit. Crucifixion images in a dream link with the human being’s need to sacrifice himself through passion and through pain. Devil (also see individual entry) In dreams the Devil represents temptation. This often arises from the repressed sexual drives which demand attention. It may also signify the Shadow (see Introduction). Ghosts (also see individual entry) Independent forces within, which arc separate from the individual’s will. It will depend on the dreamer’s belief as to whether lie accepts the appearance of ghosts as psychological or spiritual apparitions. Gods/Goddesses (also see individual entries) We are each given the opportunity to make real our fullest potential. In doing so, we must undertake an exploration and possibly a confrontation of our perception of gods and goddesses.

Hell is a state of being where nothing is ever as it seems and could be thought of as continually existing in a state of negative illusion. Reputedly it is a state of Spiritual Agony where one’s worst dreams are fulfilled. Heaven is a state of being where the energy is of such a high frequency that there is no suffering. In dreams it appears when the individual is transmuting his awareness into dimensions other than the physical. It is reputedly a placc where bliss exists. It is also known as Nirvana and Samadhi. Holy Communion The belief that Christ’s body was transmuted into heavenly food symbolised by the Last Supper appears in dreams as the intake of spiritual food. Holy Communion represents a sacred sharing. Icon (also see individual entry) An icon is a representation of a religious figure or concept. It can, through usage, become revered as a holy object in its own right. Incense (also see individual entry) Incense is an offering to the gods and a physical form of prayer through perfume and smoke. Initiation takes place when some barrier is transcended to enable us to have access to other ways of being.

Mary, the Mother of God/Virgin Mother flic symbolism of Mary, both as the maiden and as the mother, is a potent one. She epitomises all that is woman, and all that is holy Moses often appears in dreams as the holy figure who will lead us out of difficulty.

Old and New Testaments or all religious books A resource and a repository for knowledge is available in dream imagary this will often appear as books. Priest/Prophet A conflict between the present and the future.

A Religious Service is the act of worship which is used to bring people together. It is recognised in dreams, perhaps as an act of integration of the whole self, and as an illustration that the whole is greater than the parts. Third Eye This is the developed clairvoyant perceptiveness that comes with spiritual development. It is the Third Eye of Buddha and symbolises unity and balance. In no case does it represent a physical quality, though it is thought to link with the pineal gland.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: It will depend on whether a dream object seems to have disappeared or has been deliberately removed.

The interpretation if it is deliberate will suggest that we are rejecting some aspect of our waking life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

New American Dream Dictionary

1. A very healthy, positive outlook on a seemingly diffi­cult situation.

2. Passion and excitement should be controlled. ... New American Dream Dictionary

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Business matters and activities.

2. An aggressive personality, highly focused, straightforward and seemingly impenetrable.

3. Sexual energy, prowess, usually male. ... New American Dream Dictionary

The Language of Dreams

(see Conversations, Riddles, Writing)

Something that seems, on the surface, nonsensical or baffling (e.g., “not having any rhyme or reason”).

A mnemonic device that the subconscious or Higher Self uses to help you retain a dream key upon awakening. In this case, consider either the whole rhyme or each phrase for more meaning.

For example, the children’s rhyme of “thirty days has September, April, June, and November” might have numerical significance, or may equate to the symbolism of the months mentioned.

In poetry, rhyme helps establish a meter to the words, and carries ideas from one line into the next. So, consider how well you have paced yourself lately, or if your line of reasoning has been flowing in the right direction.... The Language of Dreams

The Language of Dreams

(see Puzzles, Rhyme)

Some type of complexity that requires sound, creative thinking to solve. Unless time is of the essence, don’t rush this answer.

Lacking clarity in the way you present something, or purposefully hiding your true motivations and feelings in a matter (e.g., “talking in riddles”).

A lesson in disguise. In many fables, riddles are used to teach the main characters something specific about themselves or life. Similarly in ancient Japan, priests used riddles as a way of teaching seekers spiritual truths.

Something or someone who tries your patience by presenting everything in seemingly incongruous or incomprehensible terms.... The Language of Dreams

Islamic Dream Interpretation

In a dream, a ring represents peace, tranquility, authority, a wife, a child, or ajob, the reward of which will equal the value and size of the gemstone which is placed on it.

If one’s wife is pregnant, and ifhe sees himself wearing a golden ring in a dream, it means that she will give birth to a son.

The king’s ring in a dream represents his kingdom. Cutting off a tight ring with a pair of pliers in a dream means the end to one’s authority. Any incrustations on one’s ring in a dream represent his goals. Ifthe gemstone of one’s ring falls in a dream, it may mean the death of his child, or the loss of his business.

A broken ring in a dream means divorce. Wearing a ring made of iron in a dream means that one will receive benefits though with great strain on him. Wearing a golden ring carrying a precious stone in a dream means that such benefits will come with ease.

If it is a plain ring or a band with no stone, it means engaging in a strenuous project and getting nothing out of it. Rings made of ivory or from an animal’s horn in a dream represent glad tidings for a woman. Seeing someone in authority stamping a document with his ring as a seal in a dream means that one will receive an important political appointment. Ifone who is accustomed to wearing a silver ring sees himself offering it as a gift to whoever he wishes in a dream, it means that he will preside over an honorable post. Wearing the governor’s ring in a dream means an appointment as a dignitary, or inheriting such a rank from one’s father. Ifone’s father does not hold such a position, then it means the opposite of one’s wishes. Finding a lost ring in a dream means earning money from a foreign land, or having a new born son, or it could mean a marriage to a righteous woman.

If the stone of one’s ring seems unstable in the dream, it means that one will be fired form his job. Removing one’s ring in a dream means that one maybe removed from his job.

If a woman sees herself removing her wedding ring in a dream, it means the death of either her husband or of a close relative.

A ring in a dream also connotes a band, an encumbrance. or a shackle.

If one’s ring disappears and only the stone remains in the dream, it means that once the responsibilities are gone, good memories of the person will remain.

A man wearing a golden ring in a dream represents innovation, and the results will bring about afflictions, betrayal, or a revolt. Wearing a tight ring in the dream means that one will be let off from a vicious woman, or that he will be spared from a wicked duty.

A borrowed wedding ring in a dream represents an ownership that will not last.

If one buys an engraved ring in a dream, it means that he will own something he never owned before, such as a house, a vehicle, or perhaps he may get married, or bear a child.

If one sees rings being sold in the open market in a dream, it means that the estates of the high society are for sale or it could represent foreclosure.

If one sees the skies raining rings in a dream, it means that he will conceive a child during that year.lfhe is unwed, it means that he will marry a rich and a virgin young woman during that same year.

If they are gold rings in the dream, it means that such a woman has lost her wealth.

If one places a ring in his little finger then removes it to place it on his ring finger, then removes it again to place it on his middle finger in the dream, it means that he solicits customers for a prostituteoIfone notices his ring sometime in his little finger, then in his middle finger, then in his ring finger without his doing in the dream, it means that his wife will betray him with another man. Ifhe sells his ring for pennies or a handful of sesame, or for little flour in a dream, it means that he will separate from his wife, though they will have respect for one another, or it could mean that he will offer her a good financial arrangement. Receiving a ring that is inlaid with a precious stone from one’s son in a dream represents the good character and qualities of such a son.

A stone which is made from worthless glass beads in the dream denotes a weak authority.

A ring that is inlaid with a green sapphire in the dream means begetting an intelligent son who will become a great man of knowledge.

A wooden ring in a dream represents a hypocritical woman.

If a woman is offered a ring in a dream, it means that she will get married, and for a married woman, it means that she will give birth to a son. Ifthe ring in one’s dream is interpreted to mean money or clothing, then it represents one’s status and high esteem his field. Receiving a ring as a gift in a dream also means happy news, or a marriage to a beautiful woman. Seeingan atheist who publicly brags about his actions and thoughts wearing a ring and turning its stone toward the palm of his hand in a dream, it means that he engages in sodomy. Ifa believer turns his ring inside during prayers in a dream, then it represents his modesty. Wearing a ring that carries two gemstones, one to the outside and the other to the inside in a dream means that one may chair two important appointments, material and a spiritual ones, or inner and outer ones. Wearing a ring with a carnelian-red stone in a dream means an end to one’s poverty.

If a pious person, a religious person or an ascetic receives a silver ring from God Almighty in a dream, it means his salvation on the Day of Judgment.

If he receives a silver ring from God’s Messenger (uwbp) in a dream, it represents a gift of a greater knowledge.

If it is gold, iron, or copper, then it has negative consequences, because iron rings represent the chains ofthe dwellers of hell-fire. Somehow, to wear a simple band in one’s dream is better than wearing a heavy ring. Heavy rings in a dream also may connote an assassination or deceit. On the other hand, large rings in a dream also can be interpreted to mean something great, or something which entails sizable benefits. Lead rings in a dream mean weak authority.

If one sends his ring to some people who returns it to him in the dream, it means that he is asking to betroth someone from such a family, but his request will be declined.

If one sees his ring being forcefully pulled out from his finger in a dream, it means that he will lose his rank or whatever the ring represents to him. Ifone loses his ring in a dream, it means that he will experience something he hates to see it happening to him. (Also see Games; Solomon’s ring)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

One’s wholeness; one’s essential self. Wedding, en­gagement ring: the state of the relationship, as in example below, where Mary is ‘choking’ on or ‘can’t swallow’ her rela­tionship. Example: ‘If I swallow I am going to swallow and choke on my engagement ring. I seem to be trying to stop a ring going down my throat’ (Mary S). Heirloom, parents’ ring: psychological influence of the family or parent, even if dead. Idioms: have a hollow ring, have a true ring; run rings round someone. See shapes, symbols. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of seeing or participating in a riot embodies an undefined personality. You seem to be busying yourself with matters and concerns that may cause you harm. It is the right time to assert your rights and opinions on issues.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Turbulent situation is becoming drawn out, ab­surd.

2. Life’s journey seems out of control.

3. Modes of behavior are growing erratic. ... New American Dream Dictionary

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Dreaming about a roller coaster ride seems to symbolize the emotional ups and downs that a person is experiencing. Although, this ride can be fun, it can also seem out-of-control and even be a frightening experience. As a dream symbols it suggests that the dreamer may need to achieve greater emotional balance.

The sever changes in mood and temperament are draining and unproductive and maybe highlighted by the roller coaster dream.

If the dream is feeling emotionally flat and apathetic, then this dream may be a form of compensation.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

New American Dream Dictionary

1. A good omen regarding domestic affairs.

2. Reverse: an underlying sadness at home where things seem fine.

3. Memory and nostalgia. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Psycho Dream Interpretation

To dream of sailing on clear blue water warns the dreamer to be alert even though everything seems to be under control. See Ocean.... Psycho Dream Interpretation

The Complete Dream Book

A woman who dreams of seeing Satan should be warned against unseemly behavior with the opposite sex. It is a sign that one’s present sweetheart will prove to be unworthy of trust.... The Complete Dream Book

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of a savanna indicates that change is inevitable and you must accept it even if it seems out of the ordinary to you. Circumstances are constantly being altered.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

The Complete Dream Book

(See also Weighing), It is fortunate for a young woman to dream of weighing her lover, and the heavier he seems to be in the dream the greater are the indications that he will be a man of solid worth, both in his personality and income.... The Complete Dream Book

Strangest Dream Explanations

This integration dream is showing you aspects of yourself with which you’ve denied association. This dream is giving you an opportunity to integrate your polarities, shadow/light, masculine/feminine, and seeming conflicting needs.

The message of this dream is to release judgements, shame and blame about any aspect of yourself, as you embrace your self in the light of the divine. See Integration Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a seam signify that you are holding random pieces of your life together, and are making connections between the seemingly unrelated aspects of yourself. See Integration Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations

The Language of Dreams

(see Death, Divination. Ghost)

Missing someone who has passed over, and wishing that person was nearby to provide advice or companionship.

Getting in touch with vour own feelings regarding death and the afterlife.

Potential missives from beyond.

The subconscious may choose this type of dream to convey ghostly messages because it is a familiar, less frightening apparition.

Matters of communication between yourself and the realms of spirit, including the Divine. How well does the seance progress? Does there seem to be an obstacle to effective mediumship? If so, consider what that obstacle is within your own life that likewise hinders vour ability- to accept or commune with the sacred.... The Language of Dreams

The Complete Dream Book

To dream that you see the face of God, such as He reveals Himself to man, and that He seems to stretch forth His arms while we humbly invoke Him, signifies joy, comfort, grace, the blessing of God, and good success in business.... The Complete Dream Book

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

This is one of the major aspects of dreaming. Unless we are born blind, virtually every dream shows us looking at, seeing or viewing the events, objects, environment and people of the dream. In a word count from a sample of 1,000 dreams, the words see, saw, look, looking occurred 1,077 times. This is the highest occurrence of any words in the sample. Next were feel, feelings, felt with a score of 855, and house, houses with 412.

This suggests that dreams are almost entirely about giving attention to, being aware of, being confronted by, considering or realising some aspect of the enormously wide range of experience which human consciousness meets. Therefore, whatever appears in the dream shows we are giving some thought to, feeling or confronting what is depicted. During each day we meet, in sensory impressions, in memory, in emotion, in thought, a huge variety of things. It is therefore of great interest what comparatively few subjects our spontane­ous dream response chooses to give attention to out of all the range. It seems likely these chosen areas are important to us.

Looking at something implies our attitudes or response to what is seen. Being looked at by someone else in the dream suggests seeing oneself from a viewpoint which is not our norm. By actually attempting to stand in the role of the other person, as described in dream processing, we can become conscious of this different viewpoint. By standing in our own role in the dream, and actually taking time to consider what it is we are ‘seeing, and the impressions involved, we can ‘see’ or become aware of what the dream is getting us to look at regarding ourself. Idioms: from the look of things; look after, look askance at; look at; look before you leap; look blue, look down on; look for, look forward to; look into; look out, look over something; look small; look the other way; look up to; look for a fight; not like the look of; as far as I can see; as I see it; do you see what I mean; I’ll see about that; I see, see over something; overseer; see eye to eye; see life; see red; see which way the wind blows; catch sight of; get out of my sight, in sight of; lose sight of; out of sight, out of mind, second sight; at first sight. See searching. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

My Dream Interpretation

A dream that features sequins is a reminder that “all that glitters is not gold.” In other words, don’t put too much confidence in smooth-talking new acquaintances, or any product or deal that promises instant results or fast cash.

If it seems too good to be true - it probably is. Be careful!... My Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

The environment in which the action of the dream takes place signifies the background of expenence which sup­ports the situation dealt with in the foreground.

Example: ‘I was in a crowd around a church’ (Efrosyni G).

If we looked at the rest of Efrosyni’s dream we might lose the impact of this very first ‘scene setting’ statement.

If we look up crowd, we find under. Talking to, leading, or part of crowd at a central event, ‘an impulse or idea which unifies many parts of one’s own nature’. So here is something which Efrosyni is deeply interested in. Many of her feelings are involved in it. Looking up church we find ‘religious feeling or beliefs, in- eluding moral code, or our feelings about organised religion*. So it is against Efrosyni’s religious beliefs that the rest of the dream drama unfolds.

Example: I was in a house with old clothes and was wash­ing up* (Mrs PR).

The entry on house says it is P’s everyday feeling state, her general image of herself.

The old clothes are a sense of being old or unattractive. Washing up suggests she feels there are things to clear up concerning what is happen­ing in her life. But it also suggests she sees herself as unexcit­ing. Having clarified that—she feels old and uninteresting, and this needs to be cleaned up or dealt with—the very next pan of the dream explodes into view with meaning. My daughter’s husband to be came in. I admired the way he dressed and he turned his back on me.’ At the end of her dream P feels ‘lost and rejected’. By clarifying the opening scene, it seems likely P looks at her daughter in her new romance (P being 50, a divorcee, and at the tail end of a whirlwind romance’) and feels jealous. Maybe she even hopes to attract her daughter’s man away from her, but he indicates there is no hope. Basically, after her romance, P feels unwanted and rejected.

The helpfulness of the dream, how­ever, is that the first scene shows P the son of feelings about herself that she is living with daily—feelings of being old and uninteresting. Shifting those feelings can change the way oth­ers react to her. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

Strong shadows in your dreams indicate pessimism and the possibility of failure. However bright your prospects seem, you will still be conscious of the fact that things could go terribly wrong.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

For a young woman to dream that she shakes hands with some prominent ruler, foretells she will be surrounded with pleasures and distinction from strangers.

If she avails herself of the opportunity, she will stand in high favor with friends.

If she finds she must reach up to shake hands, she will find rivalry and opposition.

If she has on gloves, she will overcome these obstacles.

To shake hands with those beneath you, denotes you will be loved and honored for your kindness and benevolence.

If you think you or they have soiled hands, you will find enemies among seeming friends.

For a young woman to dream of shaking hands with a decrepit old man, foretells she will find trouble where amusement was sought. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are being shaved, portends that you will let imposters defraud you.

To shave yourself, foretells that you will govern your own business and dictate to your household, notwithstanding that the presence of a shrew may cause you quarrels.

If your face appears smooth, you will enjoy quiet, and your conduct will hot be questioned by your companions.

If old and rough, there will be many squalls or, the matrimonial sea.

If your razor is dull and pulls your face, you will give your friends cause to criticize your private life.

If your beard seems gray, you will be absolutely devoid of any sense of justice to those having claims upon you.

For a woman to see men shaving, foretells that her nature will become sullied by indulgence in gross pleasures.

If she dreams of being shaved, she will assume so much masculinity that men will turn from her in disgust. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing a shoemaker: you will have to spend more money. Also, update the information you already have so that you can advance in your career.

A shoemaker is repairing your shoes: a friend is helping you and a project that seemed hopeless is going to turn out okay after all.

Depth Psychology: With help from others you have a changed attitude and correcting a mistake gives you new insight.... Dreamers Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of shuffling your feet denote resistance to your circumstances, and a fear of moving forward.

If you dream of shuffling a deck of cards or of putting your I-pod on shuffle, then you are wanting to mix things up and are trusting the seeming randomness of life.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

For a young woman to dream that she is in a siege, and sees cavalry around her, denotes that she will have serious drawbacks to enjoyments, but will surmount them finally, and receive much pleasure and profit from seeming disappointments. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Psychologically, we sometimes need to be aware of our feelings about death.

The obvious image of the skeleton appearing in our dreams forces us to be aware of this. It can also suggest feelings or talents that we have forgotten and that, therefore, seem to have died.

To be conscious of our own skull in dreams is to appreciate the intellectual structure that we have given our lives.

To perceive a skull where there should be a head suggests that we are not using our intellectual abilities as well we might. When a skull is talking to us, a part of us that we have rejected or denied is beginning to ‘come back to life’.

To be talking to a skull is recognizing the need to communicate with those who are lost to us in any way; if we believe in life after death, we may feel that spirit is talking through the skull.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that someone or something is smaller than usual, represents the dreamer’s feelings of unworthiness or helplessness.

If it’s a person who seems smaller than in life, you believe that person is too full of themselves. Unless it is you - then you are feeling unworthy.... My Dream Interpretation

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

You seem to be making slow and steady progress, but if you stop to examine things, you will find you are going in the wrong direction.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of a snail implies that you are easily riled up or upset. You shouldn’t allow yourself to get annoyed so easily. You want to express your individuality, but something seems to be holding you back. It may also indicate that you are slowly reaching your objectives. Travel at a speed that feels comfortable for you.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

In some cultures snakes are highly regarded and symbolize the ability to transcend into higher levels of consciousness or into areas of knowledge that exist outside perceived time and space. In the pre-Christian days, snakes were considered symbols of fertility, healing, and nurturing (the healing serpent representing a god). Post Adam and Eve, snakes are often considered symbols of temptation and evil, anger, and envy. Snakes emerging out of the ground may represent your unconscious or repressed materials coming to your conscious mind. Freud thought that the snake was a phallic symbol. It is amazing how many people have snake dreams! Most snake dreams seem to be disturbing and they leave the dreamer feeling anxious and afraid. There are no simple interpretations to the snake dreams. Each dreamer must consider their own situation and all of the details of the dream. Sometimes snakes may be phallic symbols and other times they represent negativity in our lives that hampers our progress and constantly threatens us. In the long run the snake may be a positive symbol; it may represent difficulties that lead us to the center of personality and result in feelings of completeness.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

The Language of Dreams

(see Animals, Dragon, Lizard)

In the Old Testament, the emblem of temptation and evil.

Greco-Roman: A symbol of renewed health and well-being. Note that the caduceus, a symbol of physicians, appears as two snakes entwined on a staff.

Transformation and development.

The snake sheds its old skin to make room to grow.

Being bitten by a snake is not a bad omen, as it might seem initially. Instead, because of the snake’s regenerative power, it represents a new awareness developing within.

A phallic symbol that sometimes comes to women upon conception, or when the dreamer is figuratively pregnant with creative ideas and psychic impressions.... The Language of Dreams

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

For a woman to dream that a dead snake is biting her, foretells she will suffer from malice of a pretended friend.

To dream of snakes, is a foreboding of evil in its various forms and stages.

To see them wriggling and falling over others, foretells struggles with fortune and remorse.

To kill them, you will feel that you have used every opportunity of advancing your own interests, or respecting that of others. You will enjoy victory over enemies.

To walk over them, you will live in constant fear of sickness, and selfish persons will seek to usurp your place in your companion’s life.

If they bite you, you will succumb to evil influences, and enemies will injure your business.

To dream that a common spotted snake approaches you from green herbs, and you quickly step aside as it passes you, and after you had forgotten the incident to again see it approaching and growing in dimensions as it nears you, finally taking on the form of an enormous serpent; if you then, after frantic efforts, succeed in escaping its attack, and altogether lose sight of it, it foretells that you will soon imagine you are being disobeyed and slighted, and things will go on from bad to worse. Sickness, uneasiness and unkindness will increase to frightful proportions in your mind; but they will adjust themselves to a normal basis, and by the putting aside of imaginary trouble, and masterfully shouldering duties, you will be contented and repaid.

To dream that a snake coils itself around you and darts its tongue out at you, is a sign that you will be placed in a position where you will be powerless in the hands of enemies, and you will be attacked with sickness.

To handle them, you will use strategy to aid in overthrowing opposition.

To see hairs turn into snakes, foretells that seeming insignificant incidents will make distressing cares for you.

If snakes turn into unnatural shapes, you will have troubles which will be dispelled if treated with indifference, calmness and will power.

To see or step on snakes while wading or bathing, denotes that there will be trouble where unalloyed pleasure was anticipated.

To see them bite others, foretells that some friend will be injured and criticised by you.

To see little snakes, denotes you will entertain persons with friendly hospitality who will secretly defame you and work to overthrow your growing prospects.

To see children playing with them, is a sign that you will be nonplussed to distinguish your friends from your enemies.

For a woman to think a child places one on the back of her head, and she hears the snake’s hisses, foretells that she will be persuaded to yield up some possession seemingly for her good, but she will find out later that she has been inveigled into an intrigue in which enemies will tantalize her.

To see snakes raising up their heads in a path just behind your friend, denotes that you will discover a conspiracy which has been formed to injure your friend and also yourself.

To think your friend has them under control, denotes that some powerful agency will be employed in your favor to ward off evil influences.

For a woman to hypnotize a snake, denotes your rights will be assailed, but you will be protected by law and influential friends. See Serpents and Reptiles. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Some dream symbols are more difficult to interpret than others. Using soap in a dream seems to have obvious connotations, a need for cleansing and purification. Consider all of the details of your dream and think about what needs to be cleaned or refreshed. Washing with soap in your dream could refer to the cleaning up of your physical environment, your thoughts and feelings, or the resolution of a particular situation in life.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

The Language of Dreams

(see Astronaut, Meteorite, Planets, Sky, Stars, UFO)

An abyss that seems vast and untouchable, but one that the wonders of human technology are slowly making accessible. What new parts of yourself lie just beyond your reach that might likewise soon open up?

A more universal mind-set that ponders many potentialities and dimensions to any situation before making a decision or drawing a conclusion.

If you are moving toward, or flying in, space, likely a type of ascension dream.

Metaphorically representative of the immense potential of the mind.... The Language of Dreams

Dream Explanations of Astro Center

If someone is speaking to you, make sure you write down what he or she is saying immediately upon awakening. Even if what’s being said is cryptic, or seems to make no sense, it is a message from your Higher Self and needs to be heeded.

If the message is in fact rather mysterious, look to other symbols in the dream to see what it actually means.

If the speaker is male, then the message from your Higher Self is being filtered through your intellect, and if female, through your supportive mind (emotions and intuition).

If someone is speaking to you and yet you don’t hear what he or she is saying, then there is some sort of situation in your life that you don’t understand, and which you need to understand. Again, for the actual message, look to other symbols in the dream.

If you are the one doing the speaking, this is a dream of contrary. Again, it’s a message from your Higher Self that you need to understand.

If you are giving the message to others, the message is designed not only for you, but for those close to you as well. See

and

above.

If you dream that you or someone else is giving a speech, this is a harbinger of increased social and professional status.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

Little Giant Encyclopedia

A typical symbol of stress. Take more time, or move faster in order to take advantage of your chance. However, it seems that stress can also be overcome with speed.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Speed in dreams identifies an intensity of feelings that is not usually available in waking life. Because everything is happening too quickly, it engenders anxiety in us, which creates problems. In dreams, when everything slows down or seems to be going in slow motion, we need to consider very carefully each aspect of our lives at that particular moment.

To be moving slowly suggests taking greater care.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Explanations of Astro Center

An ancient symbol for weaving, and thus for creativity.

The dreamer may be going through a rough time in life, and need to find a creative solution to resolve the situation. Dreaming of a spider can be reassuring: You have it in you to find the solution.

If the spider seems threatening, or the web too intricate, the message is that you are complicating things unnecessarily and need to simplify your life.

If you are an artist of any kind, Spider heralds a rush of creative activity that could point you in a new career direction.

A sign of strength and resiliency. Whatever hard times the dreamer is going through now, she has what it takes to get through them. Astrological parallels: Venus, Pluto Tarot parallels: The Magician, Strength... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

The Language of Dreams

(see Fabric, Needle, Saving, Web)

The passage of time.

A creative process that sometimes seems as long and arduous as spinning gold into straw.... The Language of Dreams

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Hoping for a religious solution to one’s problems.

2. Belief in spirit equals belief in an afterlife.

3. Someone is not who he/she seems to be.

4. Drinking too much. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of spitting, denotes unhappy terminations of seemingly auspicious undertakings.

For some one to spit on you, foretells disagreements and alienation of affections. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Saliva or spittle in a dream represents the element of one’s strength.

If in a dream one seems to have a dry mouth, it represent his inability to do what his competition can do. Spitting against a wall in a dream means spending one’s money in a good cause, or engaging in a profitable business. Spitting on the floor in a dream means purchasing land. Spitting against a tree in a dream means to recant one’s promise. Spitting at another person in a dream means despising him. Warm saliva in a dream means long life, while cold saliva represents a short life.

The color of one’s saliva in a dream shows the state of one’s spirit. Spiting blood or phlegm in a dream means speaking ill of others.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

The Language of Dreams

(see Acrobatics, Jumping, Marathon, Olympics, Running)

Each sport depicted in a dream reveals different dynamic emotions or actions on your part.

For example, seeing an acrobat is far different from dreaming of a football player.

The first likely symbolizes a recognized need for flexibility in your current situation, whereas the second might reveal aggressive action needed to achieve your goals. Consider each vision separately, as well as how the athlete(s) performs, for more insight.

Team sports speak of the ability to act in concert with others. How well does the team play together? Does one person seem to dominate the field, or is it a cooperative effort?

Extreme sports like windsurfing and skateboarding reflect the need to push yourself to the limits of excellence, hut sometimes with tremendous risks involved. Start considering the price you may pay for trying to obtain that proverbial brass ring.... The Language of Dreams

The Complete Dream Book

For a person off either sex to dream of walking down stairs is an indication that he or she should be prepared for an unhappy climax to what seemed to be a ¡ove affair of great moment.... The Complete Dream Book

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Old dream interpretation books say that seeing stars in your dream means that your wishes are going to be fulfilled. Even from a more pragmatic point of view, stars seem to be positive dream symbols. They could represent insight, luck, fortune and the mysteries of the universe. Stars represent those wonderful things that we aspire to but have difficulty obtaining.

To follow a star is to follow a dream, an insight, or your intuition to a more desirable location or position in life. Thus, stars in your dreams could also symbolize internal or external guidance and truth.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Dream Explanations of Astro Center

Like The Star card in the Tarot deck, dreaming of a single bright, shining star is a sign that even if things seem bad, there is still hope, and that your desires and destiny will be fulfilled, possibly through the efforts of a friend.

If the dream displays a clear sky full of many bright stars, great success lies ahead, but if the stars are pale or obscured by clouds, there will be a period of poverty before you finally attain your goals.

A star between the horns of the New Moon indicates that an influential person, probably a woman, will appear on the scene and assist you in attaining your dearest dream.

A shooting or falling star implies success after a period of great effort.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

Dream Explanations of Astro Center

(see Robbery)

1.If the dreamer is the one doing the stealing, this is a warning of financial troubles ahead and a need to be frugal, no matter how well you seem to be doing now. Dreaming of getting caught stealing, however, is a dream of contrary and implies good luck.

If someone steals from you, then someone is trying to encroach on your territory in some way, and perhaps to take full credit for something you’ve accomplished. See “Robber”.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

The Complete Dream Book

(See Socks).

To dream of si!k stockings bodes no good to either man or maid. It is an indication of coming pleasures through dissolute companionship with members of the opposite sex.

If a woman finds a hole in her stocking she should think twice before throwing herself too heartily into a love affair that may leave an unforgettable impression upon her.

Cotton stockings seen in a dream are a forerunner oi some untoward event that wfll seem to prove the reality of life.

Net stockings are a precursor of the revelation of some secret that you would wish to keep hidden.

Wool stockings presage a message from someone of the opposite sex who wishes you well. Half-length stockings (See Socks).... The Complete Dream Book

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Straw in dreams highlights weakness and emptiness. Unless the image of straw appears in a countryside scene, we arc probably aware of a passing phase which has little meaning.

A straw house being a temporary structure would suggest a state of impermanence is present in our lives.

2- When we say something is built on straw, we are aware that it does not have a proper foundation. We need to look at what we feel is impermanent in our lives and build on it.

3- Straw appearing in a dream can often reveal that we feel there is a lack of support or that the support we do have seems to be rather dry and brittle when undertaking our Spiritual journey.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream that you are under stress may refer to pressures you are facing in your life. You cannot seem to escape these emotions, even in your sleep.

The dream may be represent hardship, disapproval, or condemnation that you are receiving from others. Perhaps you should take a break and relax. Try to get away from the pressures of life and cleanse yourself spiritually.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of sugar, denotes that you will be hard to please in your domestic life, and will entertain jealousy while seeing no cause for aught but satisfaction and secure joys. There may be worries, and your strength and temper taxed after this dream.

To eat sugar in your dreams, you will have unpleasant matters to contend with for a while, but they will result better than expected.

To price sugar, denotes that you are menaced by enemies.

To deal in sugar and see large quantities of it being delivered to you, you will barely escape a serious loss.

To see a cask of sugar burst and the sugar spilling out, foretells a slight loss.

To hear a negro singing while unloading sugar, some seemingly insignificant affair will bring you great benefit, either in business or social states. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

At a first glance this dream seems to be all negative. One would think that it connotes self hatred, deep depression, “giving up,” and other such negative thoughts and feelings. At times this may be the interpretation and if this is so for you please confined in a friend or a loved one and seek professional help. However, there is a lighter and much more positive interpretation of this dream. It could suggest that the dreamer is making progress and is becoming a more “integrated” person. All of us have many aspects to our personality and our character. Dreaming that you are committing suicide may be symbolic of you “killing” of one aspect of your self. Possibly an aspect of self that is hurtful.

For example if you were a smoker and you stopped smoking in your dream you may need to “kill” the smoker in yourself.

If you see a stranger committing suicide that may represent another part of you. You may be getting rid of an unnecessary and useless part of self, and you may be starting a new and a better way of doing things.

If you see someone that you know committing suicide, the dream may be symbolic of your perceptions and concerns about that individual. Either way, the dreamer may be experiencing stress, anxiety, and doubt, so lighten up and try to have more positive thoughts during the day.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of a sunflower represents wealth, fortune, and good luck.

The sunflower may be guiding you towards a certain path of self-discovery. You will manage to overcome obstacles no matter how impossible they may seem.

The sunflower may also represent arrogance and conceit. Some people may be presenting a dishonest facade.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

The Language of Dreams

(see Sinking, Water)

The current situation you’re encountering has a weak foundation that simply won’t endure over time. Rethink your approach here, and rebuild on sturdier ground.

The situation around you is murky and confusing, and there seems to be little if any insight on which to draw. In this instance, taking yourself away to fresher water is recommended.

Memories that are either being dredged up, or those you would prefer to bury. Look to see what else is in and around the swamp for more interpretive insight here.... The Language of Dreams

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of seeing only the tail of a beast, unusual annoyance is indicated where pleasures seemed assured.

To cut off the tail of an animal, denotes that you will suffer misfortune by your own carelessness.

To dream that you have the tail of a beast grown on you, denotes that your evil ways will cause you untold distress, and strange events will cause you perplexity. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Tattoos may represent those things in our lives that seem only “skin deep” but may be interesting and fun. They could represent our thinking, our playful ways, and our seemingly unimportant habits. As time progresses, we may realize that our passing fads have become permanent. Thus, a tattoo may be symbolic of something that we inflict on ourselves, is permanent if not deep, and generally carries with it some negativity.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

The Language of Dreams

(see Answering Machine, Conversations)

Matters of communication and effective speech.

News or messages from your Higher Self, others, or the Universe.

Endlessly ringing: Overlooking or misconstruing the signals you’re receiving.

Out of order: Closing yourself off from communication or socialization with a large group of people. This situation may have been by personal choice, or something that was caused circumstantially.

A telephone left off its hook indicates not wishing to listen, often to a specific person.

The question here is whether or not turning a deaf ear is the right solution to your problem.

Dialing a phone in your dream and always getting a busy signal implies that other people always seem too busy to listen to your ideas or problems.

Being put on hold represents people or situations inhibiting free discourse in some way, including the constraints caused by propriety and societal expectations.... The Language of Dreams

Christian Dream Symbols

Tiny nuisances, things that bother you that you can’t seem to fix or get rid of ... Christian Dream Symbols

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of looking at a thermometer, denotes unsatisfactory business, and disagreements in the home.

To see a broken one, foreshadows illness.

If the mercury seems to be falling, your affairs will assume a distressing shape.

If it is rising, you will be able to throw off bad conditions in your business. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of throwing up means either that you are getting sick, or that you will be connected with a scandalous rumor or situation.

To see others throwing up, symbolizes that you will realize someone who seemed nice is actually lying to you.... My Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of seeing a thumb, foretells that you will be the favorite of artful persons and uncertain fortune.

If you are suffering from a sore thumb, you will lose in business, and your companions will prove disagreeable.

To dream that you have no thumb, implies destitution and loneliness.

If it seems unnaturally small, you will enjoy pleasure for a time.

If abnormally large, your success will be rapid and brilliant.

A soiled thumb indicates gratification of loose desires.

If the thumb has a very long nail, you are liable to fall into evil through seeking strange pleasures. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Mystic Dream Book

Almost all herbs are a sign of good fortune, especially if they seem to be growing strongly or are in flower.... Mystic Dream Book

Mystic Dream Book

To fell Timber is a presage of a long engage- went ending in a happy marriage, unless the Timber seem to be old and rotten, in which case the engagement will be broken.... Mystic Dream Book

Little Giant Encyclopedia

How you use your time is a hint of your stage of development and your personality. It symbolizes how you organize and plan your life. It is meaningful to know what time period your dream represents—noon or night.7 Summer or winter? Also the century could be important.

As happens in many dreams, time sometimes seems to stand still (stagnation) or is passing quickly (stress).

If time is standing still, it could mean it’s time to slow down, to look at something more closely. Time speeding up—as in a time-lapse photo—often symbolizes expanded awareness.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: In ordinary everyday terms, a totem pole in dreams will signify a standard or representation of ethics. It suggests a hierarchy of importance that may or may not have seemed significant to us thus far.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

New American Dream Dictionary

1. The ability to cope in the face of change and adver­sity (as in “bounce back”).

2. A feeling of a lack of forward movement, exerting energy without seeming to get anywhere. ... New American Dream Dictionary

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Many people dream of traveling in planes, cars, trains, or motor bikes. Traveling seems to be one of the most common dream themes. It is representative of our journey through life. These dreams could represent your current movement toward goals or passage through life. Difficult traveling conditions such as a dark road, a bad storm, or an accident in a car, or other vehicle may be symbolic of the difficulties that we experience in our daily journey through life. Other times dreaming about traveling to a fun place and having a great time could be a form of compensation or wish-fulfillment. This type of a dream can be an escape from our daily life and form of transcendence into a beautiful dream world.

If you are constantly having dreams about traveling, take a closer look at the current situations in your life. Are things going well, or are they more difficult than you would like them to be? Are your dreams a form of escapism and entertainment or are they reassuring you that life is an adventure and to keep moving forward? See also: Journey , Car , Road , Train , Airplane... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To see trays in your dream, denotes your wealth will be foolishly wasted, and surprises of unpleasant nature will shock you.

If the trays seem to be filled with valuables, surprises will come in the shape of good fortune. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

The tree depicts the living structure of our inner self. Its roots show our connection with our physical body and the earth, its trunk the way we direct the energies of our being— growth, sex, thought, emotion.

The branches are the abilities, directions and many facets we develop in life—varied and yet all connected in the common life process of our being.

The tree can also symbolise new growth, stages of life and death, with its spring leaves and blossom, then the falling leaves.

The top of the tree, or the ends of the branches, are our aspirations, the growing vulnerable tip of our personal growth and spiritual realisation.

The leaves may represent our per­sonal life which may fall off the tree of life (die) but what gave it life continues to exist.

The tree is our whole life, the evolu­tionary urge which pushes us into being and growth. It de­picts the force or process which is behind all other life forms —but seen as it expresses in our personal existence.

In some old manuscripts pictures show a man lying on the ground and his penis growing into a tree, with fruits, birds, and perhaps people in its protective shade. This illustrates how one’s personal life energy can branch out from its source in the basic drives, and become creativity, fruitfulness, some- thing given to others.

The tree can also represent the spine, and the different levels of human experience—physical, sen­sual, sexual, hungers, emotions, relatedness, communication, thought, awareness.

Example: ‘I was about eight years old when I had this dream. In it I was sitting in a large garden. I believe there was a big house nearby which was our family house—not our real house. With me were other members of my family, and there was a baby boy too. Nearby was a laige tree. We climbed this tree, the baby as well, to see what was at the top.

The baby fell out of the tree. We climbed down and took the baby to a room and lay it on a bed. It seemed to be asleep and didn’t wake up. Later we went back to the room to see the baby but it had gone. In its place was a bluebird. As we looked the bluebird flew away’ (told to author on LBC radio programme).

The tree in this dream depicts the child’s sense of her life as it might develop or grow in the future. Climbing it shows her exploring what it might be like to grow up. At about eight most children unconsciously develop a philosophy which en­ables them to meet the difficulties of meeting the growth of self awareness, which includes the knowledge of death at the end of life.

The dreamer looks at this by having the baby fall out of the tree. Death is seen as the bluebird which flies away.

Example: ‘I flew low over small trees which were just com­ing into leaf. They had beautiful soft green leaves. I knew it was autumn and the leaves were only just coming out because it had been a cloudy, overcast summer. I felt the leaves would have time to mature because the sun would be out in the autumn, and the trees would not die’ (Colin C). Colin dreamt this in his early 50s, at a time when he felt frustrated by not being able to achieve a regular source of income or, more important, feel satisfied with what he had achieved in life.

The flying shows him taking an overview of his situation.

The poor summer is his feelings that the years of his life which should have been most productive had been poor—literally, the sun had not shone on his endeavours. But he feels encouraged because he senses that his personal ‘summer’ is still to come, and his many endeavours—the trees—would not prove un­productive.

A wood, collection of trees: the natural forces in one’s own being, therefore one’s connection with or awareness of the unconscious, other people’s personal growth and connection with self. Dead tree: past way of life; something which was full of life for you in the past, but is now dead; dead relative. Falling tree: sense of threat to one’s identity, loss of relative. Christmas tree, other evergreen: the eternal aspect of our tran­sitory experience. Human, animal hung on tree: personal sac­rifice; the death of some part of self so further growth can occur—death of dependence so independence can arise; the pains and struggles, the sense of crucifixion occurring in the maturing process. Oak: strength, masculinity. Flowering tree: fertility, femininity. Idioms: top of the tree; family tree; bark up the wrong tree. See death and rebirth and the self under archetypes; second example in wife under family; fifth exam­ple in flying. See also individuation. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

New American Dream Dictionary

1. A feeling that rewards are unjustified.

2. Feelings of inse­curity, self-doubt regarding relationships; attraction may seem superficial (as in “trophy wife”).

3. A measure of feelings of pleasure. ... New American Dream 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 an UFO reflect your attitudes, feelings and opinions about people, ethnicities, customs and traditions that are foreign to you. Because of the changes in your life, this dream may be helping you to process the fact that everything seems different, and strange to you. This dream may be a message for you to connect to the vastness of life, to expand your consciousness to behold greater understanding and intelligence beyond your normal scope. See Alien and Integration Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations

New American Dream Dictionary

1. If an ugly face, someone is hostile toward the dreamer.

2. If home or property is ugly, prospects for the future seem dim. ... New American Dream Dictionary

The Language of Dreams

(see Body, Medicine, Physician)

Something that gnaws away at you, often causing distraction and irritability.

An indicator that there is an excessive amount of stress in your life that could eventually cause this malady. Take a break!

An open sore that seems difficult to heal because of inaccessibility or complications. ... The Language of Dreams

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a string or fabric unraveling signify that the fabric of your relationship, ideas and foundational beliefs about life are falling apart at the seems. This dream is revealing your attitudes and opinions about death, life after death, and attachments. Keep in mind the paradox that when things are falling apart is often when things actually coming together.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

All Gypsies seem to agree that to be walking in a valley is a sign of contentment and tranquility, and a knowledge of protection.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

A vase as a dream symbol usually represents something personal that has value and beauty. It is a holding vessel for water and flowers, which are both deep and meaningful dream symbols.

If you are dreaming about a broken vase, you need to consider the areas of life that seem to be falling apart and need mending. It may be your love life, family relationships, career, or any other highly valuable area of life. See also: Water, Flowers... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Dreaming about a large variety of foods seems to be typical. Food represents nourishment and pleasure. Interpreting the symbolism of vegetables in your dream depends on how you feel about them in daily life: whether you like them for their taste and nutritional value, or find them dull and boring. You may be projecting a need to feed your body or soul or reflecting on a dull and not very satisfying part of life.

The shape and type of vegetable and the overall content of the dream need be considered when making interpretation. See also: Food... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

The Language of Dreams

(see Eating)

Making the best of a bad situation. Vinegar is actually wine or cider that has turned, but still gets effectively applied. What situation seems negative right now, and how can you mix things up so that they turn in your favor?

Placing objects into vinegar: Safeguarding or saving things for when they are most needed. Vinegar has a natural preservative quality that allows it to last for up to a year along with any herbs placed therein.

Drinking vinegar: Being a sourpuss, as if you’ve just swallowed vinegar along with your words (e.g., someone who is full of “piss and vinegar”).... The Language of Dreams

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream that you have a strange vision, denotes that you will be unfortunate in your dealings and sickness will unfit you for pleasant duties.

If persons appear to you in visions, it foretells uprising and strife of families or state.

If your friend is near dissolution and you are warned in a vision, he will appear suddenly before you, usually in white garments. Visions of death and trouble have such close resemblance, that they are sometimes mistaken one for the other.

To see visions of any order in your dreams, you may look for unusual developments in your business, and a different atmosphere and surroundings in private life. Things will be reversed for a while with you. You will have changes in your business and private life seemingly bad, but eventually good for all concerned.

The Supreme Will is always directed toward the ultimate good of the race. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

If the visitor is dressed in black and appears mournful, then beware of accidents that might befall you or someone you know.

If the visitor is tired and worn out from traveling, then you will feel displeasure at someone’s actions and this is a warning not to get upset over it.

If a friend visits you and everything seems normal, then you will soon hear some good news.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

Encyclopedia of Dreams

To have a visitor is a warning dream and should be taken as such from the actions and appearance of the visitors clothing and demeanor.

If the visitor is dressed in black and appears mournful then beware of accidents that might befall you or someone you know.

If the visitor is tired and worn out from traveling then you will feel a bit of displeasure at someone’s actions and this is a warning not to get upset over it.

If a friend visits you and everything seems normal, then you will soon hear some good news.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

A vixen is a symbol for a mixture of beauty and cunning. Beware of any especially beautiful, self- assured woman who seems to attract you.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

The Complete Dream Book

The omen connected with dreaming of voices is good or bad according to whether the voices are pleasant or otherwise. Voices raised in an altercation are sometimes prophetic of profit if one of them seems to favor a just cause.... The Complete Dream Book

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: An erupting volcano usually signifies that we are not in control of a situation or of our emotions – of which there may be a hurtful release.

If the lava is more noticeable, feelings will run very deep.

If the lava has cooled there has been a deep passion that has now cooled off.

If the explosiveness is more noticeable, and seems more recent, anger may be more prominent.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

My Dream Interpretation

To dream of vomiting means either that you are getting sick, or that you will be connected with a scandalous rumor or situation.

To see others vomiting, symbolizes that you will realize someone who seemed nice is actually lying to you.... My Dream Interpretation

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of a wafer is an indication of affairs of the heart.

A girl who is eating wafers has too many qualifications for love. She is looking for too much, and will settle for nothing less than the unobtainable ‘perfect’ man.

A girl who is cooking wafers signifies homemaking. She will find the man she is seeking and he will accept her. Their life together will be long and prosperous. When a male dreams of wafers, he can rest easy. His life will seem blessed by good luck and easy fortunes.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: In most religions, there is a period around a death when it is appropriate to express our feelings. Sometimes it is easier to do this in company and with the support of other people.

A wake such as this in a dream indicates we may need support to overcome a disappointment.

To seem to wake up in a dream can indicate that we have become more aware of our selves and have come out of a period of emotional withdrawal.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Walls as dream images are generally considered obstacles and sources of isolation or confinement. Some people are emotionally guarded and feel unable to express themselves freely.

If you are such a person, this dream symbol might be pointing to the walls that you have built around yourself. Additionally, if you are experiencing challenges and seemingly impenetrable difficulties in daily life, the wall in your dream may be a reflection of those factors. Consider your current situation and attempt to identify the source of the walls in your dream. Climbing the wall suggests that you are becoming prepared or are able to overcome difficulties and/or challenges. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To see a weasel bent on a marauding expedition in your dreams, warns you to beware of the friendships of former enemies, as they will devour you at an unseemly time.

If you destroy them, you will succeed in foiling deep schemes laid for your defeat. ... Ten Thousand 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

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

A werewolf is a creature that does not exist in the physical world. He is symbolic of a man that turns into a monster, a normal person that transforms into a bloodthirsty animal.

The werewolf may represents something in your life or in your own personality. When interpreting this dream, consider internal and external factors that generally seem normal but have a tendency to transform into undesirable, hurtful, or dangerous concerns in your life.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

To see a werewolf in your dream, indicates that something in your life is not what it seems.

If you dream that you are a werewolf, it suggests that some aspects of your personality are hurtful to your own well-being. You may be headed down an undesirable path.... My Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are wet, denotes that a possible pleasure may involve you in loss and disease. You are warned to avoid the blandishments of seemingly well-meaning people.

For a young woman to dream that she is soaking wet, portends that she will be disgracefully implicated in some affair with a married man. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Beware of danger from seemingly nowhere.

2. One is very fast and efficient. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To see windows in your dreams, is an augury of fateful culmination to bright hopes. You will see your fairest wish go down in despair. Fruitless endeavors will be your portion.

To see closed windows is a representation of desertion.

If they are broken, you will be hounded by miserable suspicions of disloyalty from those you love.

To sit in a window, denotes that you will be the victim of folly.

To enter a house through a window, denotes that you will be found out while using dishonorable means to consummate a seemingly honorable purpose.

To escape by one, indicates that you will fall into a trouble whose toils will hold you unmercifully close.

To look through a window when passing and strange objects appear, foretells that you will fail in your chosen avocation and lose the respect for which you risked health and contentment. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

In the United States (and maybe all around the world), there is a renewed interest in angels. People are thinking about them and surrounding themselves with images of them. Angels seem to have gained respect and appreciation and their wings are their most famous and valuable characteristic. Wings are associated with flying, which in turn is associated with freedom and the heavenly domain. Dreaming about wings suggests that you may have a desire to be “angelic,” have a need for angelic protection, or want to transcend any current difficulties and problems. Consider the mood of your dream and what type of wings you were seeing.

If they were animal wings, look up birds. Superstition based dream interpretation books say that if you hear gentle flopping of wings you will hear good news. However, loud and powerful flapping of wings is said to be a warning against illegal or immoral activities, specifically those in which money is involved. See also: Flying... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Wings can be protective, and this symbolism often appears in dreams. Folded wings can suggest sorrow, whereas open wings would seem to signify unconditional love.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Someone who is evil, heartless.

2. A person with seemingly magical powers. ... New American Dream Dictionary

The Language of Dreams

Three appearing together: During the 1100s and before, writings from Norway, Sweden, and Iceland tell of the Vanir Cult. This was a group of Germanic people who followed fertility goddesses. From writings entitled Flateyjarbok, it seems the manifestation for these goddesses often came through dreams. Specifically, the women would appear as protectors, luck-bringers, and counselors. They were also associated with the ancestors and the Three Fates of Greek mythology.

Mother figures: The maternal aspect, and attachments to same. Feeling toward the feminine side of self. Alternatively, the spirit of earth (earth as our mother).

Wife: The literal wish for a wife, or someone in your life who would act as a companion and helpmate (see Bride).

The archetypal Goddess who is maiden, mother, and crone combined (see Icons).

An old woman: An emblem of folksy, time-honored wisdom, especially in matters of love and health (this may also be true of an old man). Alternatively, an emblem of the ancestors who act as guides in important life decisions.

Maids represent neatness and an attention to appearances either for yourself, in a situation, or in your home.

Nuns reflect religious dedication and lifelong devotion to an ideal.

For those who attended Catholic school, a nun may also be an authority figure stressing the need for discipline.

Waitresses symbolize service to others (see Servant). Do you feel as if people appreciate your time and efforts (for example, does the waitress in the dream receive an acceptable tip)? Are you giving too much of yourself?... The Language of Dreams

New American Dream Dictionary

1. If the world is going to end, this refers to one’s own world.

2. A task seems much too great.

3. One thinks of oneself as minuscule. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: A wrestling match symbolizes the fight you have with yourself—even if it seems that you are just bothered by others. Losing the fight: a peaceful conclusion to a bitter argument. Winning the match: you are having an important argument with someone and a separation is the result.

Depth Psychology: You are looking for a confrontation with another person. Winning the match: you are going to prevail in an argument, but the result will be a separation. Losing the match: you will find a compromise and remain friends. Pay attention to the rest of the dream images. See Fight.... Dreamers Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Feelings in dreams arc often heightened in intensity.

A need which may be perfectly manageable in ordinary everyday life becomes a yearning and seeking in dreams. Such a dream would highlight an emotion which we may need to look at in order to understand.

2- If we have suppressed our needs through long habit or self-denial, an urgency may emerge in dreams for the very thing we have consciously denied.

3- The dreamer may have become somewhat impatient in his seemingly never-ending search for his spiritual self. This is often symbolised by a yearning feeling in a dream.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

To yearn is to long for. One stage of spiritual development is a yearning to free yourself from mundane matters. You may have become impatient in a seemingly never-ending search for your spiritual self. This feeling is often heightened in a dream.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Refers to intuition and intellect (also in the sense of awareness). Symbol for the color of the sun.

Yellow also stands for irritable feelings. It may also be a sign of mental illness that may be expressed, for instance, in the choice of yellow as a dominating color in paintings, such as those of Van Gogh.

The term “Yellow Peril” warns of mental and physical illness. This is a classic example of how a political term with an archetypal meaning has over time led to new associations, regardless of whether others share the same political opinion. Advertising works in a similar way.

If the yellow seems to have a golden tint to it— abundant harvest, intellectual activities. Dark or muddy / dirty yellow, on the other hand, means envy, greed, jealousy, and betrayal.

In Hinduism, yellow symbolizes the light of life; in Buddhism humility and freedom.

Goethe wrote “[Yellow] is a happy, alive, gentle color, but it can easily become uncomfortable and with the addition of even the slightest amount of another color, it becomes devalued, ugly, and dirty.”... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of seeing young people, is a prognostication of reconciliation of family disagreements and favorable times for planning new enterprises.

To dream that you are young again, foretells that you will make mighty efforts to recall lost opportunities, but will nevertheless fail.

For a mother to see her son an infant or small child again, foretells that old wounds will be healed and she will take on her youthful hopes and cheerfulness.

If the child seems to be dying, she will fall into ill fortune and misery will attend her.

To see the young in school, foretells that prosperity and usefulness will envelope you with favors.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of visiting zoological gardens, denotes that you will have a varied fortune. Sometimes it seems that enemies will overpower you and again you stand in the front rank of success. You will also gain knowledge by travel and sojourn in foreign countries.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
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