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Shadow, Dream Interpretation


Symbolic of being in the presence of God, Ps. 36:7.

A shadow can symbolize a demonic presence or death depending on the emotion associated with the dream, Ps. 44:19, Ps. 23:4

See “shade”

See archetypes in the introduction

(Under the sun, in the dark, or otherwise.) In a dream, a shadow represents changes affectingone’s life in the world and his elevation or abasement.

A shadow in a dream also means guidance, repentance, true monotheism and contemplating the Maker and His creation.

If one moves but does not see his shadow moving in a dream, it means abrogating the laws, discarding what is permissible, adopting what is unlawful, death, becoming motionless, or losing one’s senses.

The same interpretation applies if one’s shadow disappears under the sunlight, or under the moonlight, or in the night lights, or if his reflection disappears from the water surface, or from any shiny surface.

If one sees his shadow dancing in a dream, it means falsehood, lies, stealing people’s money, shifting one’s faith according to one’s personal interests, or that he criticize the conduct of God’s Prophet, upon whom be peace. Dancing one’s shadow over a carpet in a dream means invoking evil spirits, speaking their words after being possessed by them, and it means trials, temptations and evil. (Also see Shade)

The shadow is, first of all, that which is invisible.

If it becomes visible in your dream, a very important step toward increasing awareness has been taken.

You are beginning to become consciously aware of your “dark side.” The reason for the shadow in a dream is a sign that you are in the process of becoming aware of your Self. So, there is no reason to fear your shadow or try to avoid it.

The shadow is usually connected to the past or the future: old injuries are casting their shadow onto today’s behavior and emotions, and creating fear for the yet unborn reality of the future. Coming to terms with the shadow is necessary in order to understand life here and now. It brings intensity, wealth, and imagination to life.

If you are standing in somebody’s shadow, or are put into a shadow by somebody, this refers to low self- esteem. You have an inferiority complex—want to appear to be more than you are, want to be more accepted.

The shadow follows us but is not easily seen; it also provides protection.

Jung sees the shadow as an underdeveloped structure in people.

The shadow is one of the original definitions of the soul.

The chieftain of some Polynesian tribes loses his mana (power), if somebody steps on his shadow. In southern European countries midday was considered the ghost hour, because the shadow would then be its smallest and retreat. Behind this superstition was the fear that the shadow would disappear altogether and with it the soul and its relationship to the earth.

If you dream that your shadow acts differently than you do, you are not letting others see all parts of your personality.

If the shadows in your dream were not your own, this suggests that there is an aspect of yourself that you are rejecting or want to keep hidden.

Money gained through legal affairs.

1. Someone may be following one.

2. Commitment of rela­tionship one is reluctant to make.

3. Rejection of one or more as­pects of one’s personality.

4. One’s real self is being hidden or repressed.

Dreams of a shadow symbolize your dark side; that which you fear or resist, and that which is unintegrated, rejected, or perceived as unaccepted and suppressed. Keep in mind that it is only in the shadow until you’ve embraced it in the light of your awareness. See Integration Dreams.

see Introduction

The Subconscious; insubstantiality.Hidden or covert patterns attempting to surface or cause problems.

(see Black, Darkness)

Dark forces that threaten to undermine your spiritual quest. Note that these forces can also come from within.

Your own shadow or alternate persona.

For the goodness to mean something quantifiable we must all overcome this darker side of the soul.

Shadow boxing represents an internal argument you’re having with your sense of morality.

Not having a shadow equates to someone with a soulless character, without depth or passion. In earlier times, anyone who did not bear a shadow was considered cursed, like vampires.



Shadow | Dream Interpretation

Keywords of this dream: Shadow

Christian Dream Symbols

Symbolic of arousal and sexuality, Jer. 4:30 ... Christian Dream Symbols

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Putting on eye shadow accentuates the eyes with color. Eye shadow may mention that you would like to be noticed. Specifically, it may suggest that you wish your eyes were more inspiring or noticed more. On a darker note, it may remark on the shadow of unconscious conflicts about your psychic abilities.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of eye shadow or any eye make up symbolize your desire to see and be seen, to be recognized and noticed. See Eye and Cosmetics.... Strangest Dream Explanations

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Feeling ‘put in the shade’; feelings still overshadowing one from past experiences or relationships; feeling inferior, protection; occasionally a sense of the dead or fear of the unknown. Idioms: afraid of one’s shadow; shades of; shadow of one’s former self; worn to a shadow. See shad­owy figure. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing your own shadow: detach from negative friends—troubles and grief are at your door. Sitting in the shade: be careful—someone is about to cheat you. Seeing the shadows of objects: you are worrying for no reason—the danger you see exists onlyr in your imagination!

Depth Psychology: The shadcjw represents your present uncertain situation. You are ambivalent. But the shadow is also a svmbol of your unconscious. Seeing a shadow ahead or in front of you: you are “projecting” into the future. Seeing a shadow behind you: you are holding on to old fears and feelings of guilt. Or do you believe that you are standing in someone’s shadow? Other dream images might tell the tale.... Dreamers Dictionary

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

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: A shadow thing came very quickly up the stairs, along our corridor and into the bed­room, over to the bed to bend over me. I felt fear as I never felt it before and I started to make a noise. It was also the shadow making the noise and it was frightened, and moved towards the window. I felt sorry it was frightened too, but then it was too late as it had gone. I woke up making a howling noise, my husband said, he felt the fear in the room strongly too’ (Gloria F). In the example, Gloria is meeting her own feeling of fear. This is obvious because the shadowy thing felt the fear also. In fact it is the feeling of fear. Such shadowy figures are our own rejected emotions or potentials. See the Shadow under archetypes. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Depicted as: a shadowy figure, often the same sex as the dreamer, a zombie or walking dead; a dark shape; an unseen ‘Thing’; someone or something we feel uneasy about or in some measure repelled by; what is behind one in a dream, anything dark or threatening.

The Shadow is any pan of ourself which we reject, and so do not allow expression in our life. We may so dislike aspects of our nature we fail to see them altogether and instead see them in other people and criticise them. Nations as well as individuals do this.

The Nazis projected all problems on to the Jews; the Americans have not wished to see their own social sickness, and have looked instead at the Russians, no doubt the Irish blame the English, and the English use the class system, with its projections between employee and employer. It is easier than looking at one’s own Shadow.

If you can think of the characteristics you loathe in others, that is a fair picture of what you repress in yourself.

The great ‘ladies’ man’ may hide a Shadow which feels inadequate sexu­ally; the loving Christian mother might meet a Shadow full of resentment and anger at how she has been taken for granted. Meeting the Shadow through our dreams is a meeting with our own reality, which in turn enables us to look at the world realistically.

The Shadow can be met. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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