The meaning of Amnesia in dream | Dream interpretation


1- To suffer from amnesia in a dream indicates our attempts to blot out the disliked. It also indicates a fear of change. Losing one’s memory in real life can be traumatic, but in dreams it can be even more of a problem since we do not know how much we actually should remember. VVe do not know- how much is viable, and how- much is presented for the purposes of that dream onlv.

2- Psychologically we fear losing access to knowledge, of knowing how to behave. Often we wake up feeling we have dreamt, but cannot remember the dream. This can be because it is too painful to deal with the trauma that lies behind the images created. We are consciously able to forget until such times as we are courageous enough to deal with those images.

3- Amnesia in dreams can suggest death, either past or present. This may not be a physical death, but a time of great change in the dreamer’s life.

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary | Pamela Ball

To dream that you or someone else has amnesia, is your subconscious sending you a reminder. You may have forgotten an appointment or date.

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To dream that you suffer from amnesia signals that you are attempting to ignore some flaw in yourself and that you fear moving in a new direction.

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Example: ‘I am sleeping rough in a garden with a woman I do not love. I think I should try to make the best of the situation, but my feelings against it are too strong. Then I decide I don’t ever want to live like that again and tear up the mattress we slept on. As I do this I realise, as if waking from amnesia, that Pat lives just across the road. She has specially moved there because of our love. I realise with horror I had forgotten and may have lost her’ (David H).

The dream says only too clearly how we often forget things that are so impor­tant to us, and fall into old habits.

The woman David was sleeping with was someone from his past he was unhappy with.

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences | Tony Crisp


Seeing Amnesia | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Amnesia


AMPLIFICATION METHOD

An approach suggested by Carl Jung. In essence it is to honour what the dream states. In the dream quoted above under amnesia, David is sleeping on a mattress, but it could have been a bed or a hammock, or even a sleeping bag. So why a mattress and why in the garden, and why not alone? Having noted the specifics of our dream, we then amplify what we know about them. We ask ourself such questions as ‘What does sleeping on a mattress on the floor mean? Have I ever done it? When? Why? Where? In what circumstances? Does it represent some condition?’ In other words we bring out as much information as we can about each dream specific; this includes memories, associated ideas, anything relevant. In the case of David, he was sleeping on a mattress on the floor in his present relationship. But he had slipped back into attitudes which damaged this old relation­ship. P.W. Martin emphasises it is amplification not free as­sociation which is sought. Free association may lead to an interesting ‘interpretation’ which may not be connected to the dream specifics. See dream processing; postures, movement and body language; word analysis of dreams; settings. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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PHOBIAS / FEARS

Phobias and fears in dreams tend to signify feelings of inadequacy, uncertainty and lack of self-confidence in waking life. Every person will have their own unique fears but the list below contains the dream meanings of some common fears:

Accidents: Inability to focus on the here and now.

Aging: Lack of appreciation for the natural stages of life.

Alcohol: Doubts regarding your self-control.

Aloneness: Low self-esteem and the need for others to validate you.

Amnesia: Insecurity about your identity.

Animals: Basic instincts that are threatening to spill over into your waking life.

Ants: Inability to cooperate with others.

Bacteria: fear of being affected by others.

Baldness: fear of losing the ability to think clearly.

Beards: Suspicion over what someone is hiding.

Bedtime: Fear of dying before certain goals are accomplished.

Beggars: Fear of appearing helpless or difficult feelings when faced with another person’s neediness.

Birds: Fear of freedom or success.

Black/dark: Fear of what you do not understand.

Blindness: Dread of losing your perceptive skills.

Blood: Dread of losing your inner strength.

Blushing: Fear of embarrassment.

Body odor: Dread of offending others.

Books: Fear of the opinions or criticism of others.

Brain disease: Fear of losing your reason.

Buildings, high: Fear of being forced into a situation in which you feel you have no control.

Bullets: Fear of loss of self-control.

Burglars: Sense of vulnerability.

Buried alive: Fear that a pending plan will not have a chance to prove itself.

Cancer: Fear of negativity, poor health.

Cats: Fear of loss of independence.

Childbirth: Fear of change or new beginnings.

Children: Fear of the child within.

Clocks: Fear of falling behind in your schedule or commitments.

Clowns: Fear of letting your guard down.

Coitus/sex: Fear of getting close to another person.

Cold: Fear of becoming lazy or apathetic.

Color: Fear of standing out.

Computers: Fear of learning new things.

Confined spaces: Fear of getting into situations in which you feel trapped.

Constipation: Feeling unable to express yourself.

Cooking: Aversion to planning things.

Cross: Fear of being reminded of sacrifices you need to make or have made.

Dancing: Dislike of showing emotion.

Daylight: Fear of exposure.

Death/corpses: Refusal to accept reality.

Decisions: Fear of taking responsibility.

Demon/goblin: Fear of life’s negatives.

Dentists: Fear of someone changing your mind.

Disease: Fear of problems.

Doctor: Aversion to the opinions of others.

Dolls: Tendency to look at the motives of others with suspicion.

Electricity: Dislike of control from anyone but yourself.

Empty rooms: Suggests lack of vision.

Fat/gaining weight: Fear of loss of self-control.

Fire: Fear of emotional outbursts.

Fish: Revulsion towards anything associated with religion or spiritual growth.

Floods: Fear of being emotionally overwhelmed.

Flowers: Denial of your talents.

Flying: Fear of expressing your opinions.

Food: Fear of nourishing an aspect of yourself.

Gay/lesbian: Fear of human diversity or traits different to yourself.

Ghosts: Fear of your past returning to haunt you.

Gold: Inability to handle money.

Hallowe’en: Dread of discovering hidden aspects of another person’s character.

Heat: This suggests procrastination and the avoidance of challenge.

Heights: Reluctance to advance due to fear of failure.

Hell: Fear of depression.

Horses: Fear of others seeing your own wild nature.

Hospitals: Fear of change.

Houses: Fears about personal security.

Hurricanes/tornados: Aversion to fanaticism.

Injections: Fear of the new and different invading your personal space.

Insanity: Fear of losing grip on reality.

Insects: Inability to deal with life’s irritations.

Jumping: Fear of becoming impatient.

Lightning/thunder: Reluctance to experience new insights.

Machinery: desire to avoid assistance.

Medicine: Lack of trust.

Men: Distrust of men or problems accepting masculine traits within yourself.

Mice: Worry over something invading or upsetting your routine.

Mirrors: Apprehension over facing yourself or knowing yourself.

Money: Avoidance of responsibility.

Myths: Fear of hearing the truth about a situation.

Night: This implies someone with an overactive imagination.

Noise: Someone who is easily distracted.

Old people: Fear of aging or mortality.

Open spaces: Fear of exposure.

Opposite sex: Being out of touch with your opposite gender characteristics.

Outer space: Feeling helpless and weightless.

Pain: Fear of being hurt in waking life.

Performing: Panic about being watched or judged.

Plant: Fear of not using your natural talents and not measuring up to expectations.

Railways/trains: Fear of not being able to change direction.

Relatives: Fear of others knowing things about you.

Reptiles: Fear of what you do not understand.

Ridicule: Fear of being criticized.

School: Fear of the inability to reach your potential.

Shadows: Suspicions about all sorts of things.

Snakes: Fear of what you do not understand.

Speaking aloud: Fear of being criticized for speaking your mind.

Speed: The need to take things slower.

Spiders: Fear of being manipulated by others.

Stairs: Fear of moving forward.

Stuttering: Fear of not being able to express yourself.

Swallowing: Fear of being gullible.

Technology: Distrust over advancements.

Telephones: Aversion to communication without being able to read the other’s body language.

Tests: Trepidation about your ability or competence; fear of failure.

Tombstones: Fear of facing your mortality.

Ugliness: Inability to face reality.

Walking: Fear of being independent.

Wind: Fear of showing emotion.

Women: Fear of not being accepted by others or inability to accept feminine traits within yourself.... The Element Encyclopedia

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ANAESTHETIC

1- To be anaesthetised in a dream highlights the fact that we are trying to avoid painful emotions, and feeling overpowered by- external circumstances. It also indicates that we are trying, or being forced, to avoid something.

2- We arc numbing - or avoiding something we don’t want to face. We may be creating a situation which requires external management. We perhaps need to be quiescent and let events unfold around us.

3- As with amnesia, an anaesthetic can be a possible indication of death, but usually of part of ourselves.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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