A dream is an event transpiring in that world belonging to the mind when the objective senses have withdrawn into rest or oblivion. Then the spiritual man is living alone in the future or ahead of objective life and consequently lives man’s future first, developing conditions in a way that enables waking man to shape his actions by warnings, so as to make life a perfect existence.
What relationship is sustained between the average man and his dreams?
A dream to the average or sensual person, bears the same relation to his objective life that it maintained in the case of the ideal dreamer, but it means pleasures, sufferings and advancements on a lower or material plane.
Then why is man not always able to correctly interpret his dreams?
Just as words fail sometimes to express ideas, so dreams fail sometimes in their mind pictures to portray coming events.
If they relate to the future, why is it we so often dream of the past?
When a person dreams of past events, those events are warnings of evil or good; sometimes they are stamped so indelibly upon the subjective mind that the least tendency of the waking mind to the past throws these pictures in relief on the dream consciousness.
Why is it that present environments often influence our dreams?
Because the future of man is usually affected by the present, so if he mars the present by wilful wrongs, or makes it bright by right living it will necessarily have influence on his dreams, as they are fore castings of the future.
What is an apparition?
It is the subjective mind stored with the wisdom gained from futurity, and in its strenuous efforts to warn its present habitation-- the corporal body--of dangers just ahead, takes on the shape of a dear one as the most effective method of imparting this knowledge.
How does subjectivity deal with time?
There is no past and future to subjectivity. It is all one living present.
If that is so, why can’t you tell us accurately of our future as you do of our past?
Because events are like a procession; they pass a few at a time and cast a shadow on subjective minds, and
This could be hidden aggression towards that particular person or an aspect of yourself that person represents that you recognize in yourself. It could also suggest anxiety about the welfare of the person in your dream.... The Element Encyclopedia
In a dream, an adobe maker represents someone who earns his money from his own sweat and saves his earnings. Molding these bricks and drying them in the sun in a dream means prosperity. Handling wet adobes or stampeding a wet adobe mix and smoothing it in a dream means distress, toiling, sorrow or corruption. Half-dried molds of adobes placed under the sun in a dream represent workers or servants.
(Also see Adobe; Bricks)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If someone sees Allah occupying his bed, congratulating him, then this is a glad tiding that Allah will grant him piety and sainthood and that Allah’s blessings will descend upon him. For, a dream such as this is not viewed but by pious and righteous persons.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Problems in retrieving messages from your answenng machine may point to frustration in understanding a communication from someone you care about. It may be an indication that you arc not listening.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If someone sees himself or another basking before a fire it means he will pursue and thus magnify a certain matter to such an extent that he will profit from it. Consequently, his poverty will come to an end. For, cold symbolizes poverty while heat symbolizes wealth.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Shouting) If one is called by name from a short distance in a dream, it means that he will befriend lowly street people. Ifone’s name is called from the horizon or from the furthest end of a valley in a dream, it means that he will attain an honorable status and rank. Ifone’s name is called from a great distance in a dream, it means that he has disobeyed God’s commands and is suffering by being distanced from his Lord.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the weight is heavy on the carrier, it means trouble or harm caused by one’s neighbor.
If a woman sees herself carrying a heavy load, such a load could represent her gluttonous husband. Carrying a load over one’s shoulders in a dream also represents one’s sins.
A pregnancy in a dream means comfort for the baby but discomfort for the mother. Seeing oneself carrying bushes from the woods means backbiting, slandering and reporting lies.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
the person with whom the cat is fighting will become ill in the very near future.
If the cat is overpowered, he will recover quickly. But if the cat bites him he will remain ill for a lengthy period. According to Imaam Muhammad bin Sireen his illness will span for one whole year. And a wild cat bespeaks of more serious illness and for a greater period.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To see a coffee maker in your dream represents hospitality and sharing of knowledge, hopes, concerns and/or ideas. It may also represent friendliness to new people (in the neighborhood or at school), comfort, and companionship.... My Dream Interpretation
(Felt) In a dream, a feltmaker represents patience, endurance, or a most needed tradesman. Seeing a feltmaker in a dream represents one’s livelihood, earnings and profits.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Some believe that the ghosts in their dreams are real representations of the dead. This is an unlikely explanation of such dreams. More likely, to dream of the ghost of someone who is departed represents a part of you that is unclear and that you do not understand. Ghosts can also be all that you have left of loved ones who are no longer alive, so they can offer you comfort by appearing in your dreams, representing a welcome opportunity to speak once again to that special person and to come to terms with the fact that they are gone. To dream of the ghost of someone who has died might also represent something that you wanted that is no longer in your reach. This dream is telling you to move on. Another explanation is that your unconscious was pointing out an uncomfortable truth that your conscious mind is working hard to repress, just as the ghost of his father appeared to Shakespeare’s Hamlet to tell him something that he may already have known—that his father was murdered by Hamlet’s new stepfather.
To dream of touching a ghost and having it disappear indicates that you are trying to confront and come to terms with painful memories. Demonic ghost images with no face or dark shadows (’dementors’, if you are a Harry Potter fan) may represent your negative tendencies, unpleasant parts of personality or your ’shadow’. Old superstition-based dream interpretations say that dreaming of friendly ghosts is a lucky omen, and that you should be receiving unexpected good luck. On the other hand, if you were very frightened by the ghost in your dream, then others will try to impose their will on you and you must be vigilant in order to stand up to it.... The Element Encyclopedia
Committing an injustice in dreams is evidence of certain tendency toward abuse that, in the long term, could result in grave consequences for the dreamer. To suffer one, on the other hand, signals a delay in the completion of plans, as well as all types of losses.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
To dream that you demand justice from a person, denotes that you are threatened with embarrassments through the false statements of people who are eager for your downfall.
If some one demands the same of you, you will find that your conduct and reputation are being assailed, and it will be extremely doubtful if you refute the charges satisfactorily. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
(Abstention; Decency; Fairness; Honesty; Impartiality; Resignation) Witnessing injustice practiced by the authority in a dream represents the opposite. In fact, seeing an unjust ruler in a dream could signify comfort, peace, tranquility, protection of the society, or it could mean urban developments. Beingjust in a dream may imply the necessity to do justice regarding members of one’s family. Ifa heedless person, or a sinner, or a tyrant, or an oppressor sees himselfbeingjust in a dream, it means that he will repent to God Almighty from his sins.
(Also see Injustice; Judge; Unjust ruler)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
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
In spiritual progression there needs to be a balance between our more spiritual selves – what might be called ideal behaviour – and the physical or material realm. This balance can be difficult to both attain and maintain. Such a difficulty can be symbolized by the figure of justice.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: Often when we are attempting to balance two different states or ways of being, justice – complete with scales – can appear within a dream. This shows that we 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. It may be that we are offending against some aspect of society.... 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
You may, from time to time, have to suffer some injustice in the form of undue criticism, but a successful future will surely be yours if you dreamed of the lady with the scales.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Its presence in your dreams signifies anxiety and worry about a situation you are experiencing. The appearance of this idea can derive from the fact that you feel treated unjustly in your waking life. You may also have the feeling that you are the one being unjust to others.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
To dream of a key maker is a fortunate omen in regards to your reservoir of personal innovation and imagination. Speaking to a key maker in a dream indicates that you have the power to uncover the solution to any problem you may be currently experiencing in your waking life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
1- Make-up normally indicates our ability to change the impression we make on others.
If we are making ourselves up it can very often indicate a happy occasion. We need to put on a facade for people we may even need to put on a facade for ourselves - so that we feel better about our own self- image.
If we are making someone else up, then often we arc helping them to create a false or perhaps better impression.
2- To be dealing with make-up means that we have a choice as to the sort of person we want to be. We can choose our outward appearance and can create an impression that perhaps is different from the one we naturally make use of.
3- Spiritually we must be aware of the way we arc ‘made-up’ (constructed) and must be conscious of the facade we present to other people and whether it differs greatly from the person we feel ourselves to be.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Spiritually, we must be aware of the way we are ‘made-up’ (constructed) and must be conscious of the facade we present to other people. In dreams we can become conscious of that facade and whether it differs greatly from the person we feel ourselves to be.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: To be dealing with make-up means that we have a choice as to the sort of person we want to be. We can choose our outward appearance and can create an impression that perhaps is different from the one we naturally make use of.
To make-up, in the sense of bringing about a reconciliation, in our dreams suggests that we need to allow positive emotion to flow more fully.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Make-up indicates our ability to change the impression we make on others.
If we are making ourselves up it can very often indicate a happy occasion. We need to put on a facade for people – we may even need to put on a facade for ourselves – so that we feel better about our own self-image.
If we are making someone else up, then often we are helping them to create a false – or perhaps better – impression.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
General Meaning: The image that you intentionally present to the world.
• Positive: As a woman, dreaming of wearing beautiful make-up speaks of reflecting the beauty on the outside that you already have on the inside.
• Make-up is also clearly a feminine thing and if you are not one to wear makeup and dream that you are, the Lord is trying to tell you that it is time to let out some of your femininity.
• If you dream that you are wearing make-up that you do not usually wear, then the Lord is saying that it is time to change the way that you present yourself to the world.
Negative: Stripped • If you dream that your make-up has been removed, it means that you have lost your self-confidence and have given up trying to present yourself correctly.
• It means that you, as a woman are feeling stripped and bare.
• As a Man • If you are a man and dream you are putting on make-up then clearly the Lord is saying that you are trying to be something that you are not! That your representation of yourself is too feminine.
• It could also be a warning dream to say that you have rejected your masculinity and that it is time to embrace it again.
• Fussing Over Make-up • If you dream that you keep trying to apply your make-up correctly but that you cannot this is also negative.
If you are getting stressed in the dream and • running out of time, the Lord is telling you that you are too worried with externals.
• He is saying that you are making too much of a fuss with what people see on the outside and about ‘getting things right’ than simply shining out from the beauty within.
See also: Dress, Hair.... The Way of Dreams and Visions
Make-up in dreams signifies the appearance we present to others, as well as the ability to change the impression we make on others.
If you are a woman and you were pleased with your make-up in your dream, your unconscious may be signaling your waking confidence about your appearance. The opposite is true if you disliked your dream make-up. We wear make-up for many reasons to enhance our appearance, to disguise spots and to attract other people.
If you are applying make-up in your dream, what are you trying to hide from others or yourself? If you are painting yourself with body paint in your dream, this is more intimate than wearing a disguise and may relate to your most intimate feelings; the color you are using will be significant.
Your dream may also have focused on one aspect of your face—your lips, for instance.
If so, what are you trying to say in waking life? In Freudian terms, lipstick suggests passionate sexuality, particularly if the dream features a long stick of lipstick caressing lips that represent female genitalia. A woman dreaming of using lipstick signals a desire to attract the attention of a potential lover, but for a man to dream of using lipstick indicates that he might adopt a more feminine approach to a problem in his waking life, perhaps by trusting his instincts more.
If the lipstick appears to be smearing, this may suggest a fear of sexuality or sexual violence. Whether you are a man or woman, if the dream scenario portrayed you as anxiously trying to cover spots and blemishes, are you trying to present a different face to others in waking life?
If you have a suntan in your dream, or are applying suntan cream, your dream may be warning you that you are at risk of getting burned in waking life, or that you are paying too much attention to your appearance. Decorating your body with a tattoo has a similar meaning to body paint, but the important difference is whether or not the tattoo is permanent or temporary.
If the tattoo was temporary, do you need to pay more attention to your image? If the tattoo was a name or a symbol, the reference may not be to the image but to your desire to create a permanent memory in waking life.
If you are having a tattoo removed in your dream, you need to accept that some things in life are difficult and painful to move away from. And what motif is your tattoo in the dream and for which part of the body was it destined? The symbolism of both motif and body part will be significant.... The Element Encyclopedia
Actors use make-up to help convince their audience that they are not themselves, but someone else. In waking life, are you—for good or bad reasons—involved in some kind of deception?... The Element Encyclopedia
Dreams of a makeover represents transformation; an opportunity to begin anew. You desire to be better and stronger. This dream displays your willingness to put your best foot forward and the make the most of what you’ve been given.... Strangest Dream Explanations
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
Dreams in which you are applying makeup indicate that you do not feel comfortable with your personality and, therefore, you need to change your ways in order to become successful. Putting on mask can be useful to protect yourself from others, but this attitude often hides your true personality.
If the makeup is very exaggerated (garish and artificial colors), the dream also indicates that you try to draw attention ostentatiously, and may be living beyond your means. (See MASK) ... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Makeup is associated with the public persona and creating the illusion of more beauty than you actually possess. There is an element of inauthenticity being expressed through this as a dream image and a desire to present a face to the world that may conceal the truth beneath the surface. What is happening with the makeup within the context of the dream should enhance your interpretation. Putting on makeup is to cover up something true with a false presentation. Taking makeup off is to desire a more authentic way of being seen in the world.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Makeup in a dream can imply a cover-up to conceal one’s inner self, indicating discomfort about revealing oneself to the world.
At the opposite extreme, the dreamer may feel that putting on makeup is putting on one’s best face, presenting oneself in all one’s glory and accomplishments.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If you dream of you, or someone else, opening and looking through a makeup bag, it is a lucky omen foretelling the opening of new doors in your life. Other dreams about a makeup bag, including buying a new one, symbolize basic good luck in your near future.
If the makeup bag was full of junk or yucky old products in your dream, you need to stop worrying so much. As soon as you learn to reduce your anxiety, good things will come into your life.... My Dream Interpretation
In this dream, you and your lover undertake a fruitless search for privacy and are constantly frustrated. This isn’t so much a dream about sex but about the difficult forces or obstacles in your life which are preventing you from feeling intimate with someone close to you. Such dreams may occur after a relationship breaks up or when communication has broken down between yourself and your partner.... The Element Encyclopedia
(Beautician; Broker; Woman) A shoemaker in a dream represents someone who brings peace and unity between adversaries, a lawyer, a peacemaker, a scholar or a shaikh who specializes in jurisprudence relating to inheritance laws.Ashoemaker in a dream has manymeanings. Some shoemakers specialize in repairing women’s shoes. In that case, in a dream, he represents a pimp or a brothel owner. As for those specializing in men’s shoes, seeing him in a dream means travel, or employing people to work in one’s business.
A tile maker in a dream represents distress, adversities, trouble, hoarding money for the benefit of others, or he could represent anyone who has no descendents or posterity. In a dream, a tile maker also represents wealth, a palace, the high society, beauty, unity and love. Laying tiles in a dream means preparingoneselffor something important, or building a corridor or a pathway.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The interpretation of this dream can lead the dreamer to realize that there are issues or persons demanding his attention. On the other hand, it also indicates his desire to be cared for and needed by others. Almost always, it is associated with a need for affection.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
When injustice is practiced by a ruler in a dream, it means the opposite. In fact, seeing an unjust ruler in a dream could signify comfort, peace, safety, tranquility, protection of the society, or urban developments.
(Also see Injustice; Justice)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Dreams about the want ads reveal that you are unfulfilled in your current work, relationship or life situation, and that you are willing to expand your horizons and explore other opportunities. Your dream may be helping you to realize the plethora of options available to you. Alternatively, this dream may be revealing your insatiability, and that you have the “grass is greener” syndrome, in which case, you are realizing that you can run but you can’t hide from yourself. See Craig’s List and Job.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you dream of someone in a wanted poster, consider that they represent something or someone in whom you are being seduced. Perhaps the love you feel for the person with whom you want to be in relationship is criminal, or maybe you are venting out and exposing your guilty feelings about them... Strangest Dream Explanations
Wanting is a primal drive which, through socialisation, we may crush and thereby lose contact with what we want from our own feelings and needs. In doing so we may also lose much of our decisiveness and creativity.
Example: ‘1 still want him all to myself. We never touch or kiss or anything in the dreams, and I want him to, but would never let on I wanted this. I am a bit coy in my dreams’ (Pauline B). Pauline is dreaming about a past lover whom she has tried to forget, but when we pick out the wants’ we see how strong her feelings are. Looking at dreams in this way helps us define what our desires are.
Example: The older man still wanted something from me. I didn’t want to be involved with him at all and yet had to be polite, etc., so he wouldn’t hit out at me/us. We needed some kind of contact with this man, I lent forward and kissed him on his face and drew back quickly as I didn’t want to give any more than that, I had a fear that he would want more’ (Sandra O). Sandra had divorced an older husband, and was living with a younger man.
The complication of her wants’ is shown in the dream. When it is a ‘don’t want’ in the dream, it is helpful to change it to a positive. ‘I didn’t want to go with my mother’ could become ‘I wanted to do my own thing.’
Because what we want is complex and often in conflict, our dream characters may want something which we oppose, as in the following example. Example: To escape from a man chasing me, I decided I must get a taxi home. Got in one driven by a woman who wanted to take me to the man who was chasing me. Woke up sweating’ (Ann G).
The urge to integrate the male pan of herself, seen as the taxi driver, is in conflict with Ann’s fear of it. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Lots of wanting occurs in dreams. As well as identifying what you want, you should distinguish between desire relating to a basic human need, the fulfilment of which will contribute to your personal enrichment or fulfilment, and mere wanting, which may actually distract you from your real needs.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols