2. If the abbey is damaged, something is intruding on one’s ability to achieve peacefulness.
3. If the structure is seen in clear weather, a hint good things are on their way, which will result in a diminution of anxiety.
4. If the abbey is seen in fog or bad weather, then bad news is on the way which may result in sadness, but this will fade. ... New American Dream DictionaryNew American Dream Dictionary
The significance of this dream is evidently due to the regard in which the clergy of past ages held their gypsy brethren.... The Fabric of DreamThe Fabric of Dream
To enter one wrapt in gloom, you will participate in a funeral. Dull prospects of better times are portended. ... Ten Thousand Dream InterpretationTen Thousand Dream Interpretation
A church in a dream also could mean distress, trouble, slander, innovation, injustice, a business club, a meeting house, bingo, wine, alcoholic consumption, communion, weddings or a wife. In a dream, a church also can represent its parish, diocese, ministry, clergyman or a chaplain.
If one sees a church turned into a synagogue, or a synagogue turned into a church in a dream, it means mistrust, an argument, or a scheme for tax evasion. Seeing oneself in a synagogue in a dream means that one may become a Jew.
If one’s house turns into a church in a dream, it means that he will bring its business to his house, or it may mean a fight with one’s boss. Seeing a church in a dream also denotes a cemetery, confession, a prostitute, a music house or a place of confinement. Ifa woman sees herself attending a wedding or a funeral service at a church in a dream, it may mean the same in wakefulness.
(Also see Cincture; Temple)... Islamic Dream InterpretationIslamic Dream Interpretation
A church may depict this sense and what we do with it; our sense of what is holy or fundamental to all life, and therefore eternal, such as the urge to exist; the cycles of life and growth; reproduction and interdependence. See Christ and archetypes; religion and dreams. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep ExperiencesA Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
A debate about the meaning of life. Contemplation is asked of you. According to Freud, it is a symbol for woman.... Little Giant EncyclopediaLittle Giant Encyclopedia
If you are inside the church, you are going to become very- depressed and very pessimistic.... Gypsy Dream DictionaryGypsy Dream Dictionary
Sanctuary, safety, privacy.
A place within which secrets remain concealed except to the Divine.
If you entered the church and sat down, this shows a personal need for seclusion or security. Alternatively, perhaps you feel as if someone has betrayed a trust, and seek alternative sources in which to place your faith (see Religions).
Your health. We often hear the aphorism that the “Wy is the temple of the soul.” In what condition do you find your temple} If the church appears run-down, get some rest and take better care of yourself.
Seeking the sacred powers or a desire to give that portion of your life more attention. It may also mark the beginning of a spiritual ideology unfolding, especially if the church is of a specific tradition with which you feel affinity.... The Language of DreamsThe Language of Dreams
It is a sign that you will encounter some distressing times.... The Complete Dream BookThe Complete Dream Book
Vision: Walking into a church: do you have to make amends to someone? Watching a church cave in: you have lost your faith in God. Looking at a church: you will be kept from “going down die wrong padi” or doing die wrong tiling. Praying in Church: you will receive help from above, or a very important wish will be realized. See Chapel, God.
Depth Psychology: Dreaming about a church can be a sign that you are already emotionally mature or that maturity is still missing. It often indicates strong faith and, sometimes, your connection to others.
The altar either expresses your spiritual strength or is a sign to make “higher spiritual aspirations” a greater part of your life. See Altar.... Dreamers DictionaryDreamers Dictionary
The inside of a church shows that you will have a few small problems that could turn out to be a blessing in disguise. Of course, you must study the dream as a whole, for other activities may change the interpretation so that the church itself has no meaning other then that of location.... Encyclopedia of DreamsEncyclopedia of Dreams
Dreaming of being alone in an empty church, however, indicates rough times ahead that will nonetheless be resolved.
A church full of people singing or praying, or observing a wedding or christening, is an omen of happiness and spiritual progress.
Dreaming of a funeral, however, means the death of a longtime dream. See “Altar”.... Dream Explanations of Astro CenterDream Explanations of Astro Center
If the church is far away in the dream locale, disappointment is in store.
To be entering the church, thoughts of marriage vows and wedded unanimity are portended.
A church is also a symbol of a woman, often meaning the mother or protector.... Psycho Dream InterpretationPsycho Dream Interpretation
A dream of a churchyard is a promise of better things to come.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your DreamsThe Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(1) A church may symbolize the self, the totally integrated psyche, with all its elements organized as a harmonious whole centred on whatever, in terms of your individual personality and ‘destiny5.
constitutes the supreme value of truth. (For self)
The image may therefore be taken as a sign that your unconscious is urging you to ‘centre” yourself, to put an end to the fragmentation which results in your going off in opposite directions; to ‘pull yourself together” in the almost literal sense of unifying all the currently conflicting parts of you into a creative and fulfilling collaboration or commingling.
Other buildings - a house, or just a room - may represent your psyche. The fact that your dream presents the psyche in the image of a church means that you are being invited to perceive the self as something sacred - that is, something of supreme value and perhaps in some way transcendent.
(2) The church may symbolize, not the total psyche, but some most valuable (‘sacred”) part of it which holds the meaning of your life - the key to your true destiny.
(3) In primitive times a sacred place was regarded as the birthplace of the tribe’s original - divine - ancestor(s). In the same way, your dream image of a sacred place may be a reminder that you are not a worthless creature living a meaningless life; that vour self is a divine reality’, something of supreme value and to be taken with the utmost seriousness; that you are not only to love yourself but also to revere yourself.
(4) The church - or what is going on inside it, or how you in the dream are reacting - may represent your feelings about religion or about some institutionalized form of religion.
(5) For church crypt see Cave, Cellar.
(6) Is there someone in the church - a priest or (other) holy person, or someone you love dearly and respect deeply (father or elder brother, for instance)? If so, the figure may represent the self, the part of you that transcends the ego (for self). See also Wise Old Man / Woman.... A Dictionary of Dream SymbolsA Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If the church is large and full of people, the dream encourages you to trust more in others, in what society offers you.
The dream is very positive if the protagonist becomes aware of his potential and decides to seek new projects to change his future. The purpose of the architecture of sacred buildings is to symbolize the unity of the soul with God. In psychological terms, these buildings represent the human mind at its peak. (See ABBEY)
Praying in a church promises joy.... The Big Dictionary of DreamsThe Big Dictionary of Dreams
Dreaming of a grave or graveyard is an indication that you must resolve or deal with your feelings concerning the inevitability of death. It may be that you are trying to deal with feelings concerning someone who has died. Alternatively, part of your personality may have been killed off or is buried—or cut off—from the outside world. To dream that you are in a graveyard signifies sadness, unresolved grief or ambivalent feelings about death. It can also represent those parts of yourself that you have killed off or have stopped using. From a spiritual perspective, a graveyard is not only a place of death but also a place of spiritual regeneration and rebirth. To see a mausoleum in your dream signifies possible health issues or anxiety about your health.... The Element EncyclopediaThe Element Encyclopedia
If you are not a Christian, the sound of bells underlines feelings of happiness or sadness that are present right now in your waking life.... The Element EncyclopediaThe Element Encyclopedia
If you are ringing a bell: you will make someone very happy (without knowing it). See Signal, Whistle.
Depth Psychology: A bell always announces something—whether positive or negative depends on the rest of the images in the dream. Was it a happy or distressed sound?... Dreamers DictionaryDreamers Dictionary
1- A church represents our feelings about organised religion. In dreams it can be a placc of sanctuary, particularly in the sense that we can have a shared belief with other people. This may be as much to do with a shared moral code as with a code of personal behaviour.
2- A church building may or may not be considered to be beautiful, but its image links with our appreciation of beautiful objects which mark and enhance our sense of worship. We link with the forces of life within us which enable us to live life more fully.
3- A church becomes a ‘world centre’ since it marks all that is holy and essential in our lives.... Ten Thousand Dream DictionaryTen Thousand Dream Dictionary
To dream of church buildings can imply we are formulating a new set of values or morals. It may also mean we are abandoning old, outdated beliefs.... Dream Meanings and Dream InterpretationDream Meanings and Dream Interpretation
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 ExperiencesA Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
For lovers to dream of being in a churchyard means they will never marry each other, but will see others fill their places. ... Ten Thousand Dream InterpretationTen Thousand Dream Interpretation
The church could represent a need for greater spirituality in the dreamer’s life. It may express religious beliefs, everyday occurrences, issues of safety, security and strength through community and religious expression. None of us can escape the age-old questions, “Who am I?” and, “What is the meaning of life?”. Coping with our own physical mortality is a very big deal. Both our conscious, and unconscious minds are continually working and bringing issues of relevance and concern into our awareness. Think about the details of your dream and make an attempt to honestly understand its meaning.... The Bedside Dream DictionaryThe Bedside Dream Dictionary
The 64-million dollar question: “How do you feel about religion?”
In addition, important here is the dual nature of bread and wine, which mirror a duality: the material versus the spiritual world.... Little Giant EncyclopediaLittle Giant Encyclopedia
If he is in the pulpit, it denotes sickness and trouble for the dreamer.
If a woman dreams that she is in love with a priest, it warns her of deceptions and an unscrupulous lover.
If the priest makes love to her, she will be reproached for her love of gaiety and practical joking.
To confess to a priest, denotes that you will be subjected to humiliation and sorrow. These dreams imply that you have done, or will do, something which will bring discomfort to yourself or relatives.
The priest or preacher is your spiritual adviser, and any dream of his professional presence is a warning against your own imperfections. Seen in social circles, unless they rise before you as spectres, the same rules will apply as to other friends. See Preacher. ... Ten Thousand Dream InterpretationTen Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. A need to curb indulgence, excess.
3. A need for counsel, guidance over conduct, possibly business related.
4. A challenge or change in moral code; a test of principles. ... New American Dream DictionaryNew American Dream Dictionary
A priest in a dream also could represent someone who follows conjecture, or someone who does not see his own faults.
If a regular person sees himself as a priest in a dream, it means benefits for others, rising in station and fame.
If a layman sees himself speaking like a preacher, a soothsayer, a fortuneteller, an astrologer or a priest in a dream, it means that he lies and engages in falsehood.... Islamic Dream InterpretationIslamic Dream Interpretation
The spiritual forces represented in this dream could be intrinsic, revealing your own spiritual qualities, strengths, and abilities, or they could represent the spiritual forces around you. ... The Bedside Dream DictionaryThe Bedside Dream Dictionary
If his back is turned to you, a priest may indicate the turning away from the world in favor of a spiritual purpose.... Ariadne's Book of DreamAriadne's Book of Dream
Depth Psychology: See Pastor, Preacher.... Dreamers DictionaryDreamers Dictionary
If the priest in your dream is angry or disapproving, you feel like you are being over-protected or treated unfairly by authority figures.
If the priest is skinny, this represents your guilt over being mean to others.
If the priest was fat, this signifies your greed or laziness. Seeing a priest in your dream can also symbolize chastity and abstinence, a sign that you are embarrassed or ashamed about sexual issues or feelings.... My Dream InterpretationMy Dream Interpretation
Any dream depicting a priest has advantageous omens. It usually signifies the end of a dispute that has been concerning you for a while.... The Big Dictionary of DreamsThe Big Dictionary of Dreams
The proliferation of this image in the media makes it a universal symbol for spiritual devotion. Also because of the media, this symbol carries with it a great number of potential shades of meaning, from an intense level of respect to humorous irreverence or even intense antipathy. Your personal associations with priests will therefore play a prominent role in how you interpret a dream with a priest in it. On the serious end of the spectrum, the priest is the symbolic representation of Christ on Earth and signifies a level of dedication that is unparalleled in our modern culture. In this light, the character aspect of a priest in a dream connects to a deeply committed spiritual side of your nature that is willing to sacrifice much for the sake of your beliefs. There is no getting around the current perception that the institution of the priesthood is also embroiled in deep controversy over sexual improprieties.
The enforced role of celibacy also plays an important role in interpreting this symbol.
If a priest should play a prominent role in a dream, issues of sexuality and sexual expression / freedom may be present.... Complete Dictionary of DreamsComplete Dictionary of Dreams
A spiritual authority figure may symbolize the dreamer’s spiritual needs. In interpreting such a dream, one should note whether the figure was loving and caring, or dictatorial and condemning, as the character of an overbearing parent may be associated with a negative religious figure.... Dream Symbols in The Dream EncyclopediaDream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
A priest may represent traditional religion with its spiritual rules and regulations. Are you making moral judgments? Alternatively, the priest could represent your own spiritual wisdom. The shadow side of this archetype manifests in lapses of personal morality.... The Element EncyclopediaThe Element Encyclopedia
An emblem of religious law, prohibitions, or taboos. In this case, the priest’s or priestess’s attitude in the dream will be very revealing (see Religions).
The Higher Self or a spiritual guide who may convey a message of a moral nature, or act as the voice of your conscience (see Angel, Icons).
What ritual or service is the priest or priestess performing? This might prove even more important to the dream’s meaning.
For example, if this person is setting up the altar, you may likewise be starting to settle on specific spiritual precepts.
If the priest or priestess is performing a baptism, this might reflect a new beginning for you, in which your slate is wiped clean for a fresh start.... The Language of DreamsThe Language of Dreams