J.A. Hadfield, in his book Dreams and Nightmares (Pelican 1954), puts forward what he calls a biological theory of dreams. He says the function of dreams is that, by reproducing difficult or unsolved situations or experiences, the dream aids a solving or resolution of the problems. He gives the example of a man climbing a cliff who slips fractionally. He then may dream of actually falling and waking terrified. Subsequently the dream recurs, but in each he tries out a different behaviour, such as clasping for a branch, until he manages to act appropriately to avert the disaster. He sums up by saying dreams stand in the place of experience. They make us relive areas of anxious or difficult experience. They thus help problem solving. But they not only look back at past behaviour, they act just like thinking in considering future plans and needs. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Feeling captivated by something in a dream represents one’s love for money and wanting to amass the wealth of the entire world if he could.
If one is fond of his own hair or ties, or ifhe sees himself as a collector of fine ties in the dream, it means that he is a professional business person who amasses large sums of money. (Also see Band; Tie)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Numbers and computations in dreams present esoteric solutions to problems Phone numbers or numbers on checks, for example, may be added and their sums used to decipher a message.
For instance, M333” may represent the power of the trinity, and its sum, nine, represents completion. Therefore, the meaning may be deciphered as the completion of psychological issues in relationship to your spiritual power. Numbers may also point to the ages of the dreamer that point to subconscious secrets.... Ariadne's Book of Dream