Example: ‘It was like an English church with several great spires.
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 Experiences
If you dream of seeing a dense smoke ascending from a pile of fagots, it denotes that enemies are bearing down upon you, but if the fagots are burning brightly, you will escape from all unpleasant complications and enjoy great prosperity.
If you walk on burning fagots, you will be injured by the unwise actions of friends.
If you succeed in walking on them without being burned, you will have a miraculous rise in prospects.
To dream of seeing fagots piled up to burn you at the stake, signifies that you are threatened with loss, but if you escape, you will enjoy a long and prosperous life. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
A brightly burning pile of fagots show you will win out over all those who oppose you.
If you dream of the fagots giving off a thick smoke then will your enemies get the better of you. Anothers actions will bring harm to you if you dream of walking on them, but if they do not burn you the harm will be negligible.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If you dream of being goth (and you aren’t in real life), you are going through anxiety and emotional conflict. You are experiencing a period of trying to match your outer self with your inner feelings.
The same meaning applies to a dream involving a gothic atmosphere, or gothic architecture.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream of maggots implies that you harbor fears regarding your own demise. It may also symbolize some situation that you have been ignoring and is causing you great anxiety. You must overcome this obstacle in order to achieve spiritual peace. In particular, to dream that you are stepping on maggots implies that you are carrying feelings of regret and uncleanliness. You are concealing negative emotions and actions. On a positive note, this can represent your determination and drive to face hardship and emerge victorious.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
A maggot is a filthy, loathsome, little thing that turns into a filthy, annoying fly, and as such it is representative of someone in your life, or someone you know well, who is lazy and good for nothing, and who may be leeching off your generosity. Search the rest of your dream and you will be able to pinpoint the whole warning.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
To see maggots in your dream represents your anxieties about death. It may also be indicative of some issue or problem that you have been rejecting and that is now‘eating away’ at you.... The Element Encyclopedia
1- Maggots appearing in dreams in their correct context can represent the feelings we have about death.
If a fisherman was using maggots we would be referring to power and energy, but if someone else was using maggots, their use of nastiness might be in question.
2- Maggots can represent impurities in the bodv and the sense of being eaten up by something of having something within our body- such as an idea or feeling - that is alien to us and can therefore overtake and overcome us.
3- Maggots in dreams may reflect our own fears about death and illness.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Maggots in dreams may reflect our own fears about death and illness. No-one likes the idea of the physical body being consumed by maggots, although, in fact, the spiritual does remain whole.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: Though the old use of maggots to cleanse wounds is receiving attention today, maggots can represent impurities in the body. They also link with the sense of being eaten up from the inside by something – such as an idea, feeling or emotion – that is alien to us and can, therefore, overtake and overcome us.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Maggots appearing in dreams in their correct context can represent the feelings we have about death.
If a fisherman was using maggots we would be referring to power and energy, but if someone else was using maggots, their use of nastiness might be in question. Consult the entry for death, dead people and ill / illness for further clarification.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To see maggots in your dream, represents your anxieties about death. It may also represent some issue or problem that you have been rejecting, and it is now “eating away” at you . You need to confront it because it is destroying your sense of harmony and balance. In particular, to dream that you are stepping on maggots, indicates guilt and impurity. You are trying to repress your “immoral” thoughts or behavior.... My Dream Interpretation
Maggots are flies in the larval stage that feed on decomposing flesh and therefore have a connection to disgust and decay. This is a classic example of a symbol that has a disgusting image but a numinous meaning. There are some implications to the presence of maggots, and the first is that something has recently died. Death is a symbol for transformation and change, so maggots imply that a change has recently taken place. Maggots are instrumental in the process of turning flesh into the nutrients to support future life.
If you dream of maggots, you are in the process of coming out of a change that has taken place in the past.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Maggots are associated with death and decay. Maggots in a dream can thus represent anxiety about our own mortality. We also commonly refer to certain despicable people as maggots. (See also Decay).... Dream Symbols in The Dream 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 Interpretation
(Clergyman; Conjecture; Monk; Prognosticator) A priest in a dream connotes faith, renouncing the world, staying away from suspicion, or he could represent an Imam, a guide, an example to be followed, or a wise man whose instructions people respect and obey.
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 Interpretation
The priest in your dream could represent spiritual needs, your conscience, a desire to be virtuous, inner guidance, or your higher self. This dream could be comforting if it reassures you that there is safety and strength in spiritual forces. Please remember that dream interpretation is very, very personal. Some people may have had negative experiences with clergy, and in that case the dream may have an entirely different tone.
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 Dictionary
Dreams of a priest signify spiritual authority, devotion, dedication, and sacrifice. Perhaps this dream reflects that you are putting your spiritual growth ahead of your material goals. Alternatively, this might be a message to find a healthy expression for your sexual feelings or any desire you have that you deem less than holy. See Integration Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To see a priest in your dream, signifies spiritual needs, rules, religious beliefs and moral guidance.
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 Interpretation
A priest may symbolize your own inner wisdom; or, alternatively, externally imposed commands and prohibitions. Which of these alternatives applies will be suggested by your feeling-response to the priest in the dream, and by the character of the priest himself: for example, does he speak with authority, or only authoritatively? Is he loving or aggressive and punitive?... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
A priest could represent religion and its traditional norms. You may be in a period of moral self-judgement. On the other hand, the priest could be a manifestation of your own spiritual wisdom. In this sense, dreaming that a priest hears your confession is an invitation to bring yourself closer to more transcendental truths, to connect with your true essence. Only in this way will you be able to find the way to reveal to yourself what it is that you want to do with your life.
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 Dreams
This is an archetypal character aspect that represents extreme devotion to spiritual principles.
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 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 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 Encyclopedia
These figures all hold a special place in the dream hierarchy. Sometimes intermediaries between an ultimate power and man, and sometimes authority figures, their power comes from beyond themselves. There is, therefore, a sense of ‘otherness’ about them, and in dreams it is usually the former function that they perform. Also consult the entries for archetypes in the introduction and authority figures above.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
You see or enter a grand temple: your life is to be blessed with healing, joy and renewal; • A statue moves when you enter a temple: heavenly blessings are bestowed on you... Chine Dream Interpretation
1- Often in dreams a temple can signify our own body.
It is something to be treated with reverence and care. It has the same significance as a church since it is an object built to honour and pay respect to a god or gods.
2- Psychologically, wherever there is a temple there is a sense of awe associated with creativity. Perhaps the biggest significance in dreams is the fact that it takes many to build one temple. This links with our awareness of Lhe many facets of our personality which go to make a coherent whole.
3- Both as a sanctuary for human beings and as a place where the Divine resides, a temple reflects the bcautv of Heaven.
It is a microcosm (small picture) of what is, after all, infinite.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Temples have connections with ancient ideas, history, sacred beliefs, and rituals. While similar in meaning to a church, the theme indicated by a temple is not one linked to Christian ideals. What type of temple appears in your dream? A Japanese shrine, for example, has strong ties with Buddhist teachings regarding proper speech and action.
A Grecian temple, on the other hand, might relate to the development of oracular senses.
According to both Edgar Cayce and Carl Jung, this building, like other structures, may be an emblem for your body. Take special notice of the condition of each portion of the building for more interpretive information on your physical condition.
Esoterically, this edifice represents a personal astral temple, a place of safety, and learning on a higher plane.
The Templars, older Masonic mysteries, and other similar teachings tell of developing or finding such a place through meditation.... The Language of Dreams
The appearance of a temple may reflect concerns about worshiping God.
A temple is a sacred spiritual space where you may receive spiritual insights and revelations and solidify your spiritual connection. It may refer to the need to pray or the desire to be close to God.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Dreams of a temple represent that you are connecting with the place within you where heaven and earth align. You are recognizing the inherent sacredness of your body and your body of affairs. See Church.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Psychological / emotional perspective: Psychologically, wherever there is a temple there is a sense of awe associated with creativity. Perhaps the biggest significance in dreams is the fact that it takes many to build one temple. This links with our awareness of the many facets of our personality that go to make a coherent whole.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Often in dreams a temple can signify our own body.
It is something to be treated with reverence and care. It has the same significance as a church since it is an object built to honour and pay respect to a god or gods. Also consult the information for religious buildings in buildings and in spiritual imagery in the introduction.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The temple symbolizes the sacred, everything that is out of your power, and generally, seeing a temple in dreams foretells tragedies in the short term. For people in love, it is a sign that if you marry, your marriage will be short and miserable.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
You are dreaming of connecting to your spiritual nature in a more conventional way. Churches, temples, and mosques are the center of spiritual life for any community. Just like a house in a dream, any building can be interpreted as representing one’s current sense of self. In this way, any place of worship ultimately points to your relationship with spirituality and religion. Because this element of life can be particularly controversial, it is very important that you make a clear distinction between the universal meaning of a temple as connecting to matters of spirituality and whatever personal feelings you harbor about organized religion.
If a temple is not your typical house of worship, your dream may be asking you to consider the similarities and not the differences between different sets of religious dogma.
(See Church, Mosque.)... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
(anat.) In a dream, one’s temples represent two noble and blessed sons. Anything that affects them in the dream will affect one’s sons. Temples in a dream also could mean recovering from an illness.
If one is suffering from a migraine headache sees his temples turn into iron in a dream, it means that he will find a cure for his illness. One’s temples in a dream also may be interpreted as money. Plucking out the facial hair from someone’s temples in a dream means borrowing moneyfrom him, and the lender will take pride in lendinghim money.
If a rich person sees himself plucking out his facial hair in a dream, it means that he may lose his wealth.
If a poor person sees that dream, it means that he will repay his debts.