It is shown as the uphill struggle in life, looking back or down from which one has wisdom.
It is also the test of self trust, facing fear. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
You want to get some perspective on your life. It may also mean that you have difficulty in advancing socially, as in Climbing, Obstacle, Exam / Test, Summit.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
2- There may be a step we need to take which will psychologically put us either on edge or on the edge in such a wav that we must overcome our own fears in order to proceed through our own limitations.
3- The cliff edge denotes a step off into the Unknown.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A crucial turning point in life that requires a decision, especially one pertaining to polarities, such as “good” versus “evil” or action versus waiting.
Real or perceived danger that exists in your current situation. Are you about to dive into something without really looking first?
Falling off of: A type of falling dream in which it’s important to figure out exactly what the cliff represents.... The Language of Dreams
A cliff equally can suggest an obstacle to be scaled.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you reach the top, you’ll succeed.
Standing on the edge of a cliff indicates obstacles ahead that can only be averted by taking risks.
If you jump off the cliff, you’ll choose to take those risks - and if you land safely, all will be will. But if you fall off, you’ll feel you have no choice.
Diving off a cliff, or seeing someone else dive off a cliff, indicates welcoming a challenge.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
(1) What is symbolized may be a critical point in vour life, a time for decision.
(2) The decision may be one concerning the polarity of male and female, the masculine and feminine components in your psyche.
If you are a woman, it may be that a decision has to be made concerning the conflicting worlds of career and domesticity. (Sky would then symbolize masculine assertiveness and active participation in the world; sea, feminine attributes such as motherhood and nurturing.)
(3) The cliff edge may be ‘the end of the road’, signifying that you have come as far as you can in a particular endeavour of lifestyle, and that something radically new is called for. Perhaps this new approach to living means entering into a close relationship with Nature (represented by sea and sky) or bringing together the conscious and unconscious parts of your psyche (sky representing consciousness, sea the unconscious).
It may be a question of whether you can find within yourself enough strength and faith to step out into the unknown future; or throw yourself off the cliff - that is, withdraw from life’s challenge.
(4) The horizon may be the significant thing in the dream. This may mean you are being challenged to take a bigger view of things, to see life and / or yourself on a grander scale, in order to find a new and more satisfying motivation for your life.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If you are pushed off or jump off a cliff, you are being instructed to make a decision, move ahead, and venture into unexplored territory. Falling off a cliff may also suggest being out of control; do not get yourself into something you cannot get out of.... The Dream Books Symbols
If you dream that you get to climb a cliff it is an omen of good fortune for all projects you want to start.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you dream about being on a cliff, it may relate to an important decision or a difficult situation. You may need to take a risk by overcoming fears and stepping into the unknown.... The Element Encyclopedia
Avoid any speculation or risks for the next few months unless you were successfully scaling the cliff, in which case the augury is reversed and indicates satisfactory rewards for your efforts.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
An increase in the level of consciousness may have occurred. Through hard work and perseverance, the dreamer may have reached a vantage or plateau of understanding.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
2. Heroic character.
3. If in a cage, the dreamer believes he or she has eaglelike qualities but is being suppressed.
4. If in a nest of eagles high on a mountain, a dreamer sees him/ herself as part of an elite group.
5. If the dreamer kills an eagle, it is a measure of his/her ruthlessness.
6. Supernatural ability and power. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The scratch of an eagle in a dream means a sickness. Akilled eagle in a dream means the death of a ruler.
If a pregnant woman sees an eagle in her dream, it means seeing a midwife or a nurse. In a dream, an eagle also may be interpreted to represent a great ruler, a prophet or a righteous person. Hearing the cry of an eagle in a dream means a fight. Eating the flesh of an eagle or getting hold of some of its feathers in a dream means receiving money from a ruler. Ifan eagle catches someone and soars away with him horizontally in a dream, it means travels.
If he flies away with him vertically in the dream, it means death. In a dream, an eagle also means longevity, prosperity, innovation or heedlessness.
(Also see Vulture)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
An eagle can also be symbolic of an evil spirit depending on the context of the dream, Hosea 8:1 ... Christian Dream Symbols
An eagle is a powerful bird and the unconscious message may be prosperity, success, and liberation from tedium.
The eagle is also a bird of prey and some negative connotations can be made.
If the eagle is on the attack or the dream is frightening, reflect on your own aggressive and predatory thoughts and tendencies.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
A soaring eagle tells you that you will realize your highest ambitions and desires. Kill an eagle in your dream and this shows you are ruthless and will let nothing stand in your way.
If you see an eagle killed by someone else your fame, fortune and power will be taken from you.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
The eagle can, like the phoenix, rejuvenate himself and thereby become immortal.
The eagle possesses superior viewing power, but there is also a warning connected to the symbol—bold plans and actions can turn dangerous.
The eagle is an ancient symbol of freedom. As an endangered species, it symbolizes a rare but also most powerful animal. Like all Birds, it points to the connection between heaven (spirit) and earth.
A white eagle is a symbol of happiness and spirituality. With a lame wing, the eagle points to constriction and restrictions, similar to the symbols of Amputation and Cage.
Freud saw in the eagle a distinctive and powerful sexual symbol.
For C. G. Jung, it was a symbol of transformation.
For William Blake, it was the marriage between Heaven and Hell.
The eagle is also viewed as the symbol of the (high-flying) genius.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
1- An eagle appearing in a dream signifies inspiration and strength.
It mav also indicate our need to ascend, in order to release ourselves from old ideas or attitudes. As a bird of prey, the eagle is capablc of making use of all the opportunities available to it.
Dreaming of one shows we can do likewise.
2- From a psychological point of view, we have the ability to use our intellect to succeed. We can take authority for our own lives. We may need to become objective and to take a wider viewpoint than we have done previously.
3- T he eagle also represents a form of Spiritual victory.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
American: Freedoms and liberties in which everyone deserves to share Soaring with an eagle: A type of flying dream.
Many solar gods are equated with this symbol (see Sim), giving the eagle associations with the lifting ot depression or a more conscious awareness.
Lofty ambitions that require great skill to achieve.
Jungian: Your father or another masculine authority figure.
Leadership skills. Among the Romans, this bird became a kind of totem for the emperor, who was thought to reincarnate as an eagle. Alternatively, this may also symbolize traditionally masculine characteristics like pride and fierceness developing.
An alternative lightning emblem. In ancient Greece, people placed eagles on temple rooftops to protect the building from lightning, as they felt this creature controlled the fire from the sky.
Riding on the back of an eagle represents a spiritual voyage, possibly an astral journey or OBE.... The Language of Dreams
An eagle appearing in a dream may express the need to look at your life from a heightened perspective in order to get the overview of a situation or a problem you may be facing. Eagle feathers bring spiritual power to the individual who acquires them.
(See Birds.)... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If one dream that an eagle Lights upon his head, it signifies death to the dreamer; and the same if he dreams that he is carried into the air by an eagle.
If a woman dreams that she brings forth an eagle, it portends that the child she goes withal will be a great person, and have many persons under his command.
If one dreams that he sees a dead eagle, it signifies death to great peers and profit to the poor.
To see an eagle flying over a stone or a tree, or in a high place, is good for those which would undertake business; but to those who are in fear, it is evil; also it signifies the return of him that is in a far country. And if his flight be far, and at ease and pleasure, it is good and signifieth that the business shall have an end, but not so sootl An eagle flying strongly, and failing upon the head of him that dreameth, certainly signifies to kings, princes, and mighty and rich personages, death; but to the poor it is good, for they shall be welcome and received of all rich men, from whom they shall receive great profit Oftentimes it causeth changing one’s country, and going to another nation.
The eagle threatening, signifieth the threatening of some great personage. But to dream of his being gentJe, or giving anything, or to dream that he spake, hath been found a good dream by experience.
To see an eagle that is dead is good for a servant and him that is in feart for it denotes the death of the master and threatener; and unto others it shows that a stop shall be put to their affairs, for a dead eagle can do nothing.... The Complete Dream Book
To see one soaring above a lonely place js a sign of pleasantly and honestly acquired wealth.
Nesting eagles are a portent of appointment to a position of trust that you will fill with admirable success.
Fighting eagles arc an omen that you will be able to clear yourself of an accusation of wrong doing.
To hear an eagle scream augurs wel! for the success of a musician or other artist Such will achieve distinction in their profession.
It is also a good sign for those active in politics.... The Complete Dream Book
Vision: Dreaming about an eagle means that you are yearning— unconsciously—for freedom.
An eagle flying high in the sky: you have ambitious plans, and with courage and vision you will increase your independence.
The eagle catching prey: you feel physically inferior in the presence of a stronger person. Seeing an eagle in a cage: you are feeling restricted by friends or by your environment. Being attacked by an eagle: either you are in considerable danger or you are interfering with someone’s plans. Seeing an eagle land close to you: the impending death of a good friend.
If the eagle is sitting on top of your head, you can’t solve a current problem “in your head.”
Depth Psychology: The eagle is a symbol of freedom and always points to a tendency toward intellectual “flights of fancy.” If the eagle is flying high in the air: you want extraordinary intellectual powers; also far-reaching decisions are possible. See Bird.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you are a golfer, then you may be dreaming of two strokes under par, symbolizing focus, drive and desire to succeed in the pursuit of your goals.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you can identify with or have sympathy for the eagle, your own wish to dominate is becoming apparent, though there may be some difficulty in reconciling other parts of your nature.
If you feel threatened, somebody around you may be threatening the status quo.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If the eagle is perched on a tree or in a nest, someone close to the dreamer is looking out for her.
If the eagle is caged, the dreamer feels that her spirit, her true self, is trapped in some way. Astrological parallel: Scorpio Tarot parallel: The Hanged Man... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
To dream of an eagle fighting with a land animal means you are torn between your ideals and your desires.
The eagle often also represents the dreamer’s father.... My Dream Interpretation
If the dreamer kills eagle, frustration and failure may be the result.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
There are so many positive connotations for the eagle, that you might have many of your own in addition to this book.
• My favorite is a personal revelation the Holy Spirit gave me concerning hiding in the shadow of His wings.
• I saw myself standing alone, facing the many attacks and pressures that I am used to facing daily. Then I saw a huge eagle come and stand behind me and extend its wings. As it stood behind me, I was covered by its shadow.
• When I stood alone, I looked very small when others looked at me. But when that eagle was behind me, the size of His very shadow made them stop dead in their tracks! • Alone I was helpless, but as I stood in His shadow, they saw His magnificence, and so I was protected! • Psalms 63:7 Because you have been my help, therefore in the shadow of your wings I will rejoice.
• Here is another passage that describes the Lord as an eagle: • Deuteronomy 32:11 As an eagle stirs up her nest, flutters over her young, spreads abroad her wings, takes them, bears them on her wings:
In a negative light, an eagle can also speak of destruction.
The eagle is a bird of prey, and it tears that prey apart with its powerful beak and claws.
• Here is a passage that indicates that an eagle in a vision or external dream, can indicate destruction and an attack from the enemy: • Habakkuk 1:8 ...and their horsemen shall come from far; they shall fly as the eagle [that] has to eat.
See also: Birds, Dove.... The Way of Dreams and Visions
And should this noble bird happen to be perched in a high place, you will have fame as well as fortune.
If you see it on a mountain- top, you will achieve beyond your highest ambitions.
However, should the eagle attack or frighten you, you will have to overcome some difficult obstacles before reaching your goaL... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(2) Eagles live in high places and have been associated in primitive societies with the Sun God. An eagle may therefore appear in a dream as a messenger from a helpful source in your unconscious. Does it ‘say5 anything to you? If so, take it seriously and act accordingly. (Sun may symbolize your true self.) See also Sun.
(3) An eagle has strong wings and may, therefore, symbolize something within you that can lift you - perhaps out of depression, towards the ‘light’.
(4) The sun may be a symbol of consciousness, and so the eagle may signify a need to extend your conscious awareness. Perhaps you need to get better acquainted with the contents of your unconscious and integrate them into your conscious active life. See also Sun.
(5) Eagles have sometimes been associated with fertility. Psychologically speaking, fertility means bringing to life latent powers in the psyche.
(6) Is the eagle paired in some way with a snake - holding a snake in its talons, for example? In mythology, eagle and snake represent the conflict of opposites. In psychological terms the opposites may be conscious / unconscious; thought / instinct; ‘spiritualYanimaP; masculine / feminine. The dream may be pointing out an area of inner conflict that needs your conscious attention.
If so, bear in mind that a lasting resolution of conflict is never achieved by denying the right of one of the conflicting parties. Some balance of forces in the psyche is called for, so that every psychic component gets its proper share of attention and expression without threatening the rights of other components.
Eagle and lion (or some other animal) may have the same symbolism.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
It is a strong animal that portrays our strength on the intellectual or spiritual field. This bird indicates that we have high aspirations, usually of conquest, power, and command. The dream will be positive if you identify with the animal, and negative if it transmits fear or pain.
If you have the impression of being an eagle and contemplating everything from above, your oneiric thoughts are denoting feelings of liberation.
If you see an eagle’s solemn flight high on the sky, it means that in real life you are about to give everything up for the sake of a goal or an ideal. Now, if you imagine an eagle flying while holding its prey, it is warning you that a relationship is about to turn to enmity.
If the eagle attacks you, there is a chance you will suffer a misfortune. The altitude of the bird’s flight is proportional to the importance of the events that are being planned. Similarly, the speed of such flight indicates the pace of those same events. Finally, if an eagle appears before a teenager attacking her in a dream, it could symbolize the emotional problems she is facing, as well as her inability to take on the responsibilities of mature love.
Formerly, it was believed that eagles were the messenger of the sun god. In this sense, your oneiric eagle may be the messenger of your unconscious. On the other hand, many mythological stories refer to this animal (the eagle and the lion, the eagle and the snake). It regards opposing psychologies: the spiritual against the animal; masculine against feminine; the conscious against the unconscious; reasoning against instinct...
It is also said that dreaming of an eagle portends fame and fortune. To see a calm eagle and to hear it speak is a favorable dream. A dead one is a sign of difficulty. Shooting it always signals loss. To lock it up in a cage: a great family shame. To take it off the nest: danger or threat. A white eagle promises a sizable inheritance.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The eagle, however, is perhaps the most majestic of these air creatures and their medicine is very powerful.
It is one of the largest birds and its size and power have led many aboriginal cultures to consider it an earthly incarnation of a godlike presence.
The eagle as a symbol embodies strength, courage, and the ability to soar above any difficulty.
The vantage point of such heights is a part of what the eagle brings when it appears in a dream.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A common mythological motif is an eagle in combat with an earthbound animal, which symbolizes the spirit or the mind (the eagle) struggling with more mundane needs or desires. Eagles are also traditionally associated with nobility (especially with kings) and authority, which in dreams can be a symbol for the father or for the animus. Other traits commonly associated with eagles include pride, fierceness, and courage.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If you are the eagle in your dream, or associate yourself with it, this represents your wish to dominate.
If you feel threatened, someone may be trying to dominate you.
Eagles symbolize nobility, pride, fierceness, freedom, courage, and powerful intellectual ability. Eagles also indicate persistence, and the desire to realize your highest ambitions and greatest desires.
If the eagle is chained or has its wings clipped, this suggests that you may be feeling trapped in a desperate situation where you feel you can’t express yourself. To discover what is holding you back, consider what the eagle is chained to. To see a nest of young eagles in your dream signifies social advancement.
If you kill an eagle, this suggests your ruthless determination to succeed: nothing is going to stand in your way even it if means upsetting people around you.
If someone else kills the eagle, then your power may be taken away from you.
If you eat an eagle in your dream, this shows that your strong and powerful character will lead you to success.... The Element Encyclopedia
The eagle-owl is a symbol of your cumulative experiences from which you could gain wisdom.... Dreamers Dictionary
To see one perched on distant heights, denotes that you will possess fame, wealth and the highest position attainable in your country.
To see young eagles in their eyrie, signifies your association with people of high standing, and that you will profit from wise counsel from them. You will in time come into a rich legacy.
To dream that you kill an eagle, portends that no obstacles whatever would be allowed to stand before you and the utmost heights of your ambition. You will overcome your enemies and be possessed of untold wealth. Eating the flesh of one, denotes the possession of a powerful will that would not turn aside in ambitious struggles even for death. You will come immediately into rich possessions.
To see a dead eagle killed by others than yourself, signifies high rank and fortune will be wrested from you ruthlessly.
To ride on an eagle’s back, denotes that you will make a long voyage into almost unexplored countries in your search for knowledge and wealth which you will eventually gain. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
A soaring eagle tells you that you will realize your highest ambitions and desires. Kill an eagle in your dream and this shows you are ruthless and will let nothing stand in your way.
To eat the flesh of an eagle shows that you will have great wealth and influence.
If you see an eagle killed by someone else your fame, fortune and power will be taken from you.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
1- Conventionally to dream of flying is lo do with sex and sexuality, but it would probably be more accurate to look at it in terms of lack of inhibition and freedom. We are releasing ourselves from limitations which we may impose on ourselves.
2- To be flying upwards is to be moving towards a more spiritual appreciation of our lives, while to be flying downwards is to be making an attempt lo understand the subconscious and all that entails.
3- Spiritual Freedom.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To fly low, almost to the ground, indicates sickness and uneasy states from which the dreamer will recover.
To fly over muddy water, warns you to keep close with your private affairs, as enemies are watching to enthrall you.
To fly over broken places, signifies ill luck and gloomy surroundings.
If you notice green trees and vegetation below you in flying, you will suffer temporary embarrassment, but will have a flood of prosperity upon you.
To dream of seeing the sun while flying, signifies useless worries, as your affairs will succeed despite your fears of evil.
To dream of flying through the firmament passing the moon and other planets; foretells famine, wars, and troubles of all kinds.
To dream that you fly with black wings, portends bitter disappointments.
To fall while flying, signifies your downfall.
If you wake while falling, you will succeed in reinstating yourself.
For a young man to dream that he is flying with white wings above green foliage, foretells advancement in business, and he will also be successful in love.
If he dreams this often it is a sign of increasing prosperity and the fulfilment of desires.
If the trees appear barren or dead, there will be obstacles to combat in obtaining desires. He will get along, but his work will bring small results.
For a woman to dream of flying from one city to another, and alighting on church spires, foretells she will have much to contend against in the way of false persuasions and declarations of love. She will be threatened with a disastrous season of ill health, and the death of some one near to her may follow.
For a young woman to dream that she is shot at while flying, denotes enemies will endeavor to restrain her advancement into higher spheres of usefulness and prosperity. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Desire for freedom, no restrictions.
3. Desire for dominance.
4. Good news is on the way. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If one sees himself flying lying on his back, then it means comfort. Flying for other than a traveller meansjoblessness. Flying from one roof into another in a dream means changing from a man of dignity into a man who has no moral standards. In a dream, a roof also represents a woman or a wife. In this sense, flying between two roofs could mean having a mistress beside one’s wife.
If a woman sees herself flying from her house into the house of a man she knows in the dream, it means that she will marry him. Flying from a known abode into a distant and unknown abode in a dream means death.
If a prisoner sees himself flying in a dream, it means that he will be released fromjail. Flying with wings in a dream also means travels, and flying without wings means changes in one’s status or conditions.
If a foreigner sees himself flying in a dream, it means that he will return to his homeland, or it could mean that he travels excessively. Ifone who has pride and exaggerated hopes sees himself flying in a dream, then his dream represents mere hallucination. Ifone sees himselfin a dream flying in a race with someone else, and ifhe wins the race, it means that he will conquer his opponent and rise above him in station. Flying over a mountain in a dream means power and sovereignty.
If one who qualifies for leadership sees himself flying in a dream, it means that he will attain a leadership position.
If he falls over something in the dream, it means that he will own or control whatever he falls into. Ifone does not qualify for leadership and sees himself flying in a dream, it represents pitfalls in his religious performances, or it could mean falling sick.
If one does attain his intended destination in the dream, then his dream connotes a successful journey.
If one flies in his dream and disappears beyond sight, it means his death.
If one flies from his own house into an unknown house in the dream, the latter house represents his grave. Flying in a dream also represent a sickness that could lead a person near his death before he could recover from it.
If one flies from a low elevation into a higher one and without wings in his dream, it means fulfillment of his aspirations. Ifone soars in the air like a pigeon in a dream and sees people below him, whereby he can benefit or harm whomever he wants, it means that he will preside over people and reach a rank of honor and dignity.
If one becomes tired during his flight between tow cities or places and finds himself incapable of benefiting or harming anyone, and ifhe seeks nothing from his flight but is still happy about flying in the dream, it means that he is trying to find money for his personal needs or business. Ifone sees himselfflying from one land into another in a dream, it means that he will attain honor, power, comfort and satisfaction.
If one sees himself flying horizontally in the dream, it means that his wife will straighten her act and without much effort on his part. Ifone sees himselfflying vertically with his head up and his feet pointing to the ground in the dream, it means that he will receive benefits.
The more he rises, the greater are his benefits.
If rich people or craftsmen see that dream, it represents a leadership position they could occupy.
If a foreigner sees that in a dream, it means that he will return to his mother land, or it could mean that he will never return to his homeland again. Flying with wings in a dream means benefits in general. Soaring high in the air and without wings in a dream means fears and hardships. Flying over people’s homes and over the streets in a dream means difficulties and disturbances. Flying near a flock of birds in a dream means associating, living or working with unknown people.
If an evil person sees that, it means a bad omen, and for a fisherman it means sufferings or death. Flying in the air at a low altitude in a dream means taking a short trip.
If one sees himself flying at will and ceasing to fly at will in a dream, it means easing of his burdens and expectation of great benefits to come his way. Seeing oneself in a dream flying upside-down means evil happening. Ifa sick person sees himselfflying in the air in a dream, it means that he will die from his illness. Ifone sees himself laying over his bed and flying with it in a dream, it means a severe illness or an ailment that will strike at his legs. Enjoying flying between the sky and the earth in a dream means having exaggerated hopes. Flying in a dream also means seeking a destructive knowledge, or pursuing an evil idea, or associating with villainous and notorious people, or it could mean being in a hurry, or that one takes lightly a serious project, then fails to accomplish it because of his angry character. Flying in a dream also denotes extreme happiness, or it could mean superstition. Ifone flies from a bad place into a good place such as a farm or a mosque in his dream, it means benefits and growth.
(Also see Air; Wadi)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you fly high with black wings you are warned that you are headed for a let down. Flying dreams are normally a good omen and if the flight is pleasant, with no worries and anxieties, you can look for happiness and plenty to follow.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
The next stage though was to extend my height, and this took enormous effort of will and body. I made active swimming motions and climbed, but only held altitude with great and constant concentration. With further practice still, this clumsy mode of flying was left behind as I leamt to use pure motivation or will to lift me into the air and carry me easily and gracefully wherever I wished. At this stage my flying was swift, mobile and without struggle’ (Jason V).
The example illustrates how much will, effort and learning can be involved in flying in dreams. This aspect of flying connects with the gaining of independence and the expression of one’s potential. We are all born into a certain paradigm or ‘reality’. At one time, part of the ‘reality’ for most Britons was that anyone without a white skin was a heathen or savage. At other times the reality’ has been that anything heavier than air could not fly. Meteors did not exist because theory discounted them. And so on.
To break free of such paradigms and from the gravity’ or hold our parental and social authority has on us to find a measure of emotional and intellectual freedom, takes the son of will, effort and learning depicted.
Flying expresses also the dealing with our internal influences which hold us down, such as self doubt, anxiety, depression.
Example: ‘I was flying. I felt nervous at first that I would fall down, but not afraid. I soon became confident and felt very happy and wanted the sensation to continue. I was lying over a building, could have been a small church, crematorium or graveyard but did not feel afraid or upset. When I woke I lay in bed and tried very hard to keep the feelings with me and, for reasons unknown, I do not wish to forget it’ (Mrs SM). In flying, Mrs SM is finding a way to look at death—the graveyard—which gives her a different viewpoint, a different feeling reaction to it, and she doesn’t want to lose that precious newly learnt view. In their maturing process some peo- pie learn to see their thoughts and emotions as things they expenence rather than things they are, and this brings the sort of new viewpoint seen in the example.
Example: ‘I was in a building with a group of people. I was being chased and suddenly flew up in the air to escape my pursuers’ (Michael O). Learning independence, and the ability to make decisions despite what others feel, may be done by ignoring our own feelings. This may be achieved by always keeping busy; never having quiet moments alone; filling empty periods with entertainment or company; smoking, drinking alcohol, taking sedatives or tranquillisers; ngid positive thinking. Then, as Michael does in his dream, we fly from issues we are pursued by instead of resolving them. This may lead us to the extremes of being either rigidly materialistic, or as rigidly ethereal. In either case we lose contact with everyday human issues, and may begin to have the escape-type flying dream, or an out of body experience.
Example: 41 knew I could fly. I picked up one of the young women I felt love for and flew with her.’ Laughingly I felt like superman, and flew easily’ (Simon W). Flying alone occurs most frequently, showing the independent aspect of flying. But because it often involves our positive feelings of pleasure, flying may depict our sexuality, as above, especially aspects of it expressing freedom from social norms and restraints.
Example: ‘I was floating atop a tree near houses and a rising walkway. I was saying to people around the tree that I had found something wonderful. Reaching out my hand I told them they could join me if they accepted this possibility in themselves. Some thought it was a publicity campaign, but were enjoying the spectacle.
A few reached out and were immediately with me, until there were about six of us, men and women. We joined hands, experiencing a most amazing sense of well-being. Then we slowly and effortlessly flew to a great height, leaving a trail of coloured smoke which could be seen for miles. It was to demonstrate the triumph of the human spirit. We then descended and were going somewhere else to show others’ (Margareta H). Transcendence is also depicted by flying.
The tree is Margareta’s personal life. She is at the growing tip, transcending, leaving behind her past. Being high in flight, on a hill or mountain also represents the action of seeing our life as a whole, having a sense of our overall direction and destiny, our essential self. This frequently gives rise to the drive to give of one’s best to others, as Margareta does in leaving behind a sign—the spire of colour.
Some researchers believe flying dreams often precede lucid dreams. See lucid dreams; out of body experience. See also Hill; mountain. Idioms: fly by night, flying high; send flying.... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
The dream may also be a challenge for either being too earthbound or taking flight into a greater dimension.
In Egypt, dreams of flying were interpreted as fleeing from difficulties. In ancient Greece and Rome, dreams of flying were seen as passionate love.
According to Freud, they were dreams of sexual desire and erection (Freud dealt with this extensively). He saw dreams of flying exclusively as desire for sex. Some modern dream experts interpret flying dreams exclusively as a desire to get away from problematic sit- uations, or to cross one’s own boundaries. Some researchers believe that in our dreams we go back to preborn states, make contact with the state of birds, and realize our innate ability to fly. Another contemporary dream researcher, Jack Maguire, believes that most dreams about flying are just a sign that we want to recuperate and refresh ourselves.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The Gypsies say this is often tied in with sexual frustration.
To dream of flying in an airplane is slightly different, indicating that you want to hurry things along; you are anxious to get somewhere much faster than you are going.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
Liberation or freedom. Overcoming a difficult situation and transcending limitations.
If you fly alone, this represents a personal journey filled with positive realizations.
If flying with others, this indicates the support of family, friends, or acquaintances, especially for a new endeavor.
An Out of Body Experience (OBE): Esoterically, flying through the air is sometimes interpreted as an OBE. Christian figures like Elisha and St. Anthony were believed to have this ability.
The ancient Egyptians called the astral body the ba, and in Germany the astral figure was sometimes likened to a doppelganger. No
matter the name, the purpose of such travel is to edify and educate the spirit, or potentially aid someone that you could not reach by normal means (see Bed).
With wings: If you have the wings of a bird when flying, check mythical or folkloric information on that bird for possible clues to your dream’s meaning.
For example, having the wings of a dove reveals nonviolent intentions or resolutions.
Wishful thinking (e.g., “flights of fancy”).... The Language of Dreams
To dream of flying over desert land, or to fly with difficulty, is a sign that the dreamer will have many obstacles to overcome although he or she will eventually be successful.... The Complete Dream Book
Vision: Enjoying the flight means past events or situations have been successfully dealt with. Feeling anxious or pursued by something or someone could be a sign of physical illness (have your heart and circulatory system checked!). Flying high above other people: you have “high-flying” plans that you cannot always carry out. Flying low above the ground means playing it safe in life. Flying over land and oceans means you want total freedom.
If you are married, it may mean you want a divorce.
Depth Psychology: Flying has many different meanings: sexual cravings, a better understanding about the past and insight into the future, or a wish to be lifted above the “demeaning” aspects of everyday life. Flying always is an uncertain undertaking because you are leaving the “ground” of reality. Hopefully, you will not fall back down to earth too harshly!... Dreamers Dictionary
If you fly high with black wings you are warned that you are headed for a let down of magnitude. Flying dreams are normally a good omen and if the flight is pleasant, with no worries and anxieties, you can look for happiness and plenty to follow.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If the dreamer is flying like a bird, then he can accomplish his goals almost on his own.
If the dreamer is flying in an airplane, or other sort of airship, he will need assistance.
If the weather around him is turbulent, the path to success will be rocky and strewn with obstacles.
If it is clear, the path ahead should be straightforward and easily traveled.
If others are flying with him, he needs to gather the support of others in order to attain his goal. Astrological parallel: Uranus Tarot parallel: The World
A harbinger of a happy time in the dreamer’s life - as if she is “flying high.” Astrological/Tarot parallel: The Sun... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
If you dream that you have trouble staying in flight, you are feeling a lack of power in controlling your own circumstances.
If you run into power lines, trees, mountains and other obstructions you run into while in flight, they stand for a particular obstacle or person who is standing in your way in your waking life.
If you are feeling fear when you are flying or that you feel that you are flying too high, then it suggests that you are afraid of challenges and of success. Also see “Broom/Broomstick” and “Airplane.”... My Dream Interpretation
The dreamer is ambitious. Flying low presents problems. Flying with black wings, disappointments. Flying with white wings, excellent business prospects and a successful marriage. These dreams are also classified as mating dreams, the meeting of the sexes.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
• You need a new perspective. Ask yourself; what do you want to escape from? Why are you not feeling free? Where are you losing perspective? Where do you need to look at things differently?”... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
If you successfully maintained your flight at a low to medium height, you can expect to achieve your goal without much difficulty.
If you were trying (or straining) to reach a high altitude, the dream is telling you that your grasp is greater than your reach and you would be wise to alter your course.
See also Water, Mountain, Airplane, Balloon, Clouds, Sky, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(2) Flying may symbolize liberation — for example, getting rid of (self- imposed) shackles or irrational taboos stemming from childhood experiences.
(3) Flying may symbolize over-reaching yourself. In this case, your dream is probably warning you against projects that are too grandiose or not in accord with your fundamental constitution. This may mean that, in entertaining wild fantasies, you have actually overlooked your real capacities and gifts (remember Icarus!). See also Falling, section (1).
(4) Sky may symbolize consciousness, intellect, spirituality. A dream of flying may therefore mean cither that you should extend the range of your consciousness (e.g. by bringing up unconscious contents into your conscious mind, or taking a less wordly view of life) or that you should give your previously neglected instinctual, intuitional or feeling functions a fuller role in your conscious life. The latter would be more likely to apply if you are an intellectual and if the dream includes some fear of falling.
(5) Are you looking at the world below in a detached, uninvolved, unemotional way, so that your problems dissolve, or your values undergo radical transformation? If so, the message is clear.
(6) Since sky is an age-old symbol of God or transcendence, flying may be a symbol of coming closer to your authentic or true self, or to the meaning of (vour) life. See also God(dess).
(7) If you dream of flying fish, or a dolphin shooting out of the water, the meaning is probably that something in your unconscious wants to penetrate your conscious mind and / or to be allowed its proper place in your conscious life.
If you dream of a pig (or an elephant, say) flying, this may mean some despised and rejected ‘animal’ part of you is now - or, much more likely, needs to be - integrated into your conscious life.
(8) For flying saucers, see UFOs; or, if the saucers are flying in the kitchen, see Fight(ing).... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If you can gain conscious control of the dream, you may direct your movement and traveling to different locations in time-space. The waking state is really the illusion. Ask any question you want and the answer will be given to you.... The Dream Books Symbols
It is a dream from which you leave with optimism and renewed strength, with a stimulating sensation of liberty. It also indicated the need to discover, to invent, and to do new things. This type of image foretells success, the completion of objections and overcoming difficulties, and encourages the dreamer to action (it is the time to fly by one’s self). However, you should not forget the Greek myth from Icarus; he who tried to go too high, his ambition brought him to a fatal destination. Further, if the protagonist is a young woman, it announces the break from relations in her couple.
In antiquity, if a person dreamt of flying, it was considered that he had entered into the sphere of the immortal gods. The Native Americans, the Babylonians, the Hindus, the Tibetan Buddhists, and many other peoples believed that the world had the ability to abandon the physical body during sleep. During these astral voyages, the psychic body could fly to other dimensions, communicate with people of a certain spiritual belief or learn of the souls that once were angels and divinities. Some scientists believe that these voyages are factual and that there exists the possibility to verify them empirically.
analysis of a dream
Montse dreamed: “I discovered with astonishment that I could fly. I just had
Montse dreamed: “I discovered with astonishment that I could fly. I just had to move three steps ahead and push myself a little forward; I didn’t even have to swing my arms. The wind marked my direction and I was able to feel the incredible sensation, I felt happy, free, powerful... Around me there were no birds, nor sounds; I was on my own in the immensity of the blue sky, flying over a sea in calm blue, yet brighter. Suddenly, I saw a group of dolphins jumping joyfully over silver waves. I awoke smiling, with a very pleasant sensation.”
Dreaming that you are flying is associated with liberty, the desire to elevate yourself from the earthly bindings and conquer the heaviness of reality.
It is a dream of evolution, which reveals you need to freely express yourself, to create... Montse, by profession a designer, had this dream a few days before completing a design for an important magazine, very artistic and vanguardist, renowned with many awards... A few days before she had felt very pressured and tired; however, her dream calmed her and revealed her creative capacity and her strength of expression. Dolphins are a symbol of intelligence that s related to clarity and purity of thought. The face that there were jumping through the water (entering and leaving) indicated the level of connection Montse had established between her conscious and subconscious.
Dreams of flights also match an interest in spiritual evolution. Curiously, through this period, Montse had given some tries in this direction, with courses on growth and personal overcoming, in which she learned much about herself.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A flying dream could indicate strong feelings of freedom and bliss, which can represent moving toward a higher state of awareness or connection with spirit. It can also provide a broader perspective on your life by virtue of giving you a higher vantage point. However, it should not be overlooked that this very experience can be used as a defense by the unconscious.
When this dream appears, it begs the following question:
Is there anything that is being avoided or overlooked by rising above the conflict or simply not being grounded in reality?... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Flying dreams and the ability to control your flight can be representative of your own personal sense of power.
If you are flying with ease, and enjoying the scene and landscape below, then it suggests that you are on top of a situation.
You have risen above something. It may also mean that you have gained a different perspective on things. Having difficulties staying in flight indicates a lack of power in controlling your own circumstances. You may be struggling to stay aloft, and stay on course. Things like birds, trees or telephone poles may further obstruct your flight. These obstructions represent a particular obstacle or person standing in your way in your waking life. You need to identify who, or what, is preventing you from moving forward.
If you are feeling fear when you are flying or feel that you are flying too high, then it suggests that you are afraid of challenges and of success. Are you trying to rise above something in waking life? Are you developing an idea? Are you flying in the face of fortune? Flying into a rage? Flying off the handle? Flying high?... The Element Encyclopedia
To be flying upwards is to be moving towards a more spiritual appreciation of our lives, while to be flying downwards is to be making an attempt to understand the subconscious and all that entails.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To see one failing to work, foretells gloomy returns for much disturbing and worrisome planning. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
But if the vulture flies with him vertically towards the heavens, he will die while on a journey. For, such a vulture would then represent the angel of death.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The same interpretation is given if mist or fog is seen.... Islamic Dream Interpretation