(Also see Stew)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A bear trainer in a dream represents a teacher who teaches good conduct to ignorant people, or a coach of a woman singer. He also represents people who illicit unlawful or tainted money from drugs or prostitution.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
It is an indication of stable relationships and firm commitments.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The Poseidia Institute of Virginia Beach, Va., have run a number of group ‘mutual dreaming’ experiments. Although the Institute suggests very positive results, a critical survey of the dreams and reports reveals a lack of hard evidence. Like other areas of ESP dreaming, it can seldom ever be willed. But the dreams did show themes related to problems regarding intimate meeting. Also, some of the dreams were directly about the goal of dream meeting, as in the following example.
Example: ‘I find the group of people I am looking for. There were maybe six or more people. They were asleep on mattresses except for two or three. These were awake and waiting for me, and wearing small pointed hats such as Tibetan Lamas wear. In the dream I realised this meant they had achieved sufficient inner growth to remain awake in sleep. We started to communicate and were going to wake the others’ (Tom C). See dream as a meeting place.
the dream as extended perception Even everyday mental functions such as thought and memory occur largely unconsciously. During sleep, perhaps because we surrender our volition, what is left of self awareness enters the realm where the nine-tenths of the iceberg of our mind is active. In this realm faculties can function which on waking seem unobtainable.
1- Extending awareness to a point distant from the body, to witness events confirmed by other people. This is often called out of body experience (OBE), but some of these experiences suggest the nature of consciousness and time may not be dualistic (having to be either here or there). See out of body experience.
2-Being aware of the death or danger of a member of family. Kinship and love seem to be major factors in the way the unconscious functions. See dead people dreams.
3-Seeing into the workings of the body and diagnosing an illness before it becomes apparent to waking observation. Dr Vasali Kasatkin and Professor Medard Boss have specialised in the study of such dreams. In a recent dream told to me, a man looked back into a bedroom and saw a piece of the wall fall away. Waves of water gushed from a main pipe.
The dreamer struggled to hold back the piece of broken pipe. Within two weeks his colon burst and he had to have a major operation. See meditation.
4-Access to a computer-like ability to son through a massive store of information and experience to solve problems. These dreams are often confused with precognitive ability. Prediction does occur from these dreams, but it arises, as with weather prediction, from a massive gathering of information, most of which we have forgotten consciously. Monon Schatzman, in a New Scientist anicle, showed how subjects can produce answers to complex mathematical problems in their dreams. See dream process as computer; creativity and problem solving in dreams.
5-Tapping a collective mind which stores all experience, and is sensed as godlike or holy. See dream as spiritual guide.
It seems likely that before the development of speech the human animal communicated largely through body language. Some dreams suggest we still have this ability to read a person’s health, sexual situation, intentions and even their past, through body shape, posture and tiny movements. See postures, movement and body language.
See Cayce, Edgar; collective unconscious; wife under family. See also hallucinations. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
(Also see Elephant)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: This little flower is reminding you of an emotional relationship from the past; or you feel terribly neglected by someone you like very much.... Dreamers Dictionary
See also Flowers.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
• Your sense of responsibility is overwhelmed and you feel you’re in danger of forgetting something important in your waking life. You may feel you’re not up to the job you’ve been given to do.
• It can also symbolise an unconscious desire to leave something behind e.g. you forget where you live because you don’t want to go home.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
Depth Psychology: You have maneuvered yourself into a difficult situation because you are on the wrong track or were led astray. Find a solution—quickly!... Dreamers Dictionary
• Sometimes dreams of being lost can relate to changes in your life that you’ve not yet adjusted to or acknowledged to yourself e.g. an unwanted divorce.
• Have you lost your way? Are you lacking in purpose and direction? Facing the confusion and getting help to clarify your options should get you back on track.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
The dream may also mean getting out of an unpleasant situation in good shape, but don’t “run over” other people and expect that they will accept your plan or idea. Running over somebody with your car: your carelessness will cost you money.
Depth Psychology: Dreaming about being run over by a train, ear, or machine: you have maneuvered yourself into a situation that vou can’t handle.... Dreamers Dictionary
It reveals your desire to get moving after a state of rest. The intention of activity, the start of projects with renewed vigor. To get up after a fall signifies the strength to want to move forward despite difficulties.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If your dreams often feature themes of illness or loss of strength and you are concerned by these, see your doctor by all means; the chances are, however, that you feel unable to meet some internal or external commands in waking life. In your dreams, your unmet goals and high standards are making you ill. But dreams in which you have boundless energy and physical power seem to be telling you that you are capable of far more than you realize. In some cases, as with people who are seriously ill or disabled, dreams of extraordinary energy and good health are compensatory or wish- fulfillment dreams.
If, in your dream, you are weak because you have lost weight, this can suggest concern about body image but it can also indicate possessive, demanding behavior from the people in your life. Conversely, gaining weight and strength may show an excessive need for their approval and a childish need for instant gratification. Finally, if other people are watching either your feats of strength or growing weakness in your dream, this suggests that you are preoccupied with themes of competition. Who or what are you trying to compete with, surpass or vanquish?... The Element Encyclopedia
The vegetable in dreams has a positive meaning, since it announces success in negotiations and satisfaction in love. It also provides the accomplishment of the most hidden desires, in general, the end of some type of badness.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The dream may also represent the unification of formerly separate or opposite aspects of yourself, such as the masculine and feminine sides of your personality.... My Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: Are you suffering from feelings of inferiority or have others not satisfied your ego?... Dreamers Dictionary
If the dwarf is pleasant in personality and appearance, it means you will be popular and rise to the top in life.
It is also an omen of excellent physical health and good finances in your future.
If you dream of someone you know becoming a midget, their friendship is positive and will bring you many pleasures.
If you dream of ugly or mean midgets, a real-life situation is currently making you feel confused or distressed.... My Dream Interpretation
2- Precious metals are usually found in nuggets in a raw state. Often gold will represent the masculine, and silver the feminine. So, to find either in a dream signifies finding a part of ourselves that we did not know existed. It may be in a rough state, but with work can be made into something beautiful.
3- Spiritually a nugget will represent knowledge, power and psychic ability.
It is the kernel of an idea or concept.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The symbol for taking a trip and for waiting. Also, meeting other people.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
2. Situation or person is out of control and in need of guidance.
3. Illness. ... New American Dream Dictionary
your attention from egotistic pursuits to things that matter more: for instance, loss of intellectual sharpness does not disqualify you from gaining self-knowledge; and the latter may be helped by the collapse of egotism. However, if you judge that the restrictions are purely negative, take steps to remove them or to find alternative supplies of satisfaction.
If neither of these options seems to avail and the only remaining option is to accept the inevitable, this may well be life’s way of reminding you of what is important in life.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
(Also see Sieve)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
For a young woman to think she is a target, denotes her reputation is in danger through the envy of friendly associates. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. A feeling of being a “target” or the object of gossip and unfriendly attention.
3. Aspect of life is being neglected. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Folklore: Hitting the center of the target means good luck; missing it, bad luck.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To be shooting at a bull’s-eye could be interpreted as a search for perfection. I’o be aiming at a person could suggest either hatred or sexual desire.
2- Most of us need some kind of motivation in life, and a target as a symbol of our intellectual aspirations may not make much sense until we studv the context of the dream. In a work sense a sales target might suggest our goals arc imposed on us by others. On a more personal note if we were setting someone else a target in dreams, we would need to understand that the other person in the dream is a reflection of part of ourselves.
3- Spiritually a target can have the same significance as the mandala (see .Mandala) and represent the Self.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A change of residence.... Mystic Dream Book
If you dream of hitting the target, then this is an affirmation that you are right where you are supposed to be, prepared and on track.
If you stray far from your target, then you have allowed yourself to be distracted and this is a sign that it is time to get back on track with your goals, life visions and aspirations.
If you dream of Target, the store, then you are focused on what beliefs you are buying into and looking for a good deal. See Goddess Artemis.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The soul is in the middle, surrounded by spirit, mind, body and finally environment.
To be shooting at a bull’s-eye could be interpreted as a search for perfection. You might also like to consult the entries for arrow, goal and shot / shooting.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To be aiming at a person could suggest ‘targeting’ them on an emotional level for our own gratification.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If we were setting someone else a target in dreams, we would need to understand that the other person in the dream is a reflection of part of ourselves.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To be on a train and it appears to move smoothly along, though there is no track, denotes that you will be much worried over some affair which will eventually prove a source of profit to you.
To see freight trains in your dreams, is an omen of changes which will tend to your elevation.
To find yourself, in a dream, on top of a sleeping car, denotes you will make a journey with an unpleasant companion, with whom you will spend money and time that could be used in a more profitable and congenial way, and whom you will seek to avoid. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Progress of the dreamer’s life.
3. Progress of business deals. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you normally take the train to work and it is a part of your daily experience, closer attention should be paid to the other details of the dream. Going on a train ride may be symbolic of your life’s journey.
If you are the engineer, you may be reassuring yourself in the dream state that you are in control of a specific situation or life in general.
The train could also be symbolic of your need to move on and to do things in an orderly and sequential manner. Freud said that the train is usually a phallic symbol and that a train going through a tunnel represents intercourse. Freud also said that there are other possibilities to this symbol.
For example if you missed the train in your dream, you may be fearful of missing important opportunities. Jung thought that the train ride represented the way a person moves and behaves just like everyone else and that you the dreamer may be striving for wholeness.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
If you are the engineer, you may be reassuring yourself in the dream state that you are in control of a specific situation, or your life in general. Freud said that the train is usually a phallic symbol, and that a train going through a tunnel represents intercourse. Freud also said that there are other possibilities to this symbol.
For example if you missed the train in your dream, you may be fearful of missing important opportunities.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
Are you observing the train or are you traveling on the train (you are either wanting to move or you are part of the movement). What is happening on the train and how would you characterize the action?
According to Freud, leaving on a train and traveling on a train means death. However, Freud suffered from a phobia about trains.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
A freight train is indicative of manual labor, while a passenger train points to mental work. See also Engine.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
Freudian: An emblem of the male penis, primarily when combined with tunnel imagery.
Similar to other vehicles in terms of movement and transitions (see Bus, Car, Horse).
Each car of the train may represent aspects of yourself, including hidden talents, knowledge, fears, hopes, and memories. So, exploring the train symbolizes introspection and integration of some of these portions.
For example, searching the caboose may symbolize routing out your feelings about death or endings.... The Language of Dreams
The train you have missed in the dream is the equivalent of a missed opportunity in real life. Traveling in a train: you are advancing quickly in life. Watching a train leaving the station: a separation is unavoidable. Seeing a train: you will have to say goodbye to someone. Being on a train that goes through a tunnel: you are giving away one of your secrets. In a woman’s dream, a train is a sexual symbol, particularly if it is driving into a tunnel.
Depth Psychology: Riding in a train is symbolic of your life’s journey. You are changing your emotional bearings—don’t miss your connections! The lead engine symbolizes your vitality; the railroad cars your experiences and adventures: the tracks the values that guide you and give you direction.
The trip itself is a symbol of how your life will unfold. See Train Station.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you dream of riding on top of a train, you will be or have been wasting time with an unpleasant companion, who you will eventually seek to avoid.
If you dream of missing a train, you may have missed an opportunity recently in real life.
Dreaming of driving a train is a good omen, meaning you are on the right course in your life.
To dream about people getting killed by a train, or of being in a train wreck, suggests that progress towards your goals is not going according to plans. This may be because you lack the self-confidence to pursue them whole-heartedly.... My Dream Interpretation
If a passenger train you are carrying many people, pulling them along, which may be an unnecessary weight.
If freight train, you are moving with a heavy load. See Passenger.... The Dream Books Symbols
If you miss a train, it indicates the frustrated hope for change or the desire to leave a real situation, but without a clear sense of direction. For Jung, the figure of public vehicles expresses that the dreamer has not found her own way yet, and that her behavior is the same as everyone else’s. According to Freud, dreams that imply movement represent sexual relations. In fact, Freud believed the train to be a phallic symbol.
In antiquity, dreaming of voyages presaged a change in fortune. This would be better if the destination were at the top of a hill or of a mountain. And if the voyage continued at large in a straight line, the good luck would appear very soon in your life.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A train is much faster than a car but slower than a plane. In this way, being on a train in your dream means that there is a medium amount of transformation going on in your life.
A train is a type of public transportation, so the changes that are taking place are more likely to relate to your public rather than your private life.
The state of the train, such as its age and the shape it is in, will offer you more distinctions to add to your interpretation.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
As with all such symbols, the dreamer’s prior associations with trains determines their meaning in a particular dream.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If the train is stuck on a platform, this may suggest a problem that needs ironing out before any further progress can be made in waking life.
If the train makes an emergency stop, this warns against moving too fast and if the train stops at a crossing, this suggests the need for patience.... The Element Encyclopedia
To take somebody in tow. But also dignity, splendor, and worship. Often this image refers to Bride. Sometimes it may suggest time is “dragging,” addressing the subject of patience.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The conductor may represent the guide of the soul (travel guide and signpost). You know where your travel will take you.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Vision: Arriving at a train station: a decision made previously was correct.
If you want to go to the train station but the road is blocked: a few hurdles have to be overcome l>efore change is possible. Leaving a train station: try to determine if you have postponed an important decision for too long; it is time to make that decision now! If you are looking at a train station: a change in your life is imminent. Missing your train: you have also missed an opportunity in your life.
Depth Psychology: Train stations are important dream images. They show us a starting point for examining different goals we have set ourselves in life. Usually a train station means a new phase in your lite is about to start.
If the train station is under renovation or it is difficult to find the train you want: things you have planned might be in question. See Train.... Dreamers Dictionary
The station is the waiting spot that implies that such a change either has just been completed or is just about to begin.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To walk along the rails, suggests you will gain much happiness by the skillful handling of your social affairs.... My Dream Interpretation
If the train represents change itself, then the tracks connect to the possibility of shift and change that could be occurring but at present is not yet happening. Train tracks have a measure of danger connected to them because a train could come along at any moment, putting you in peril. In this way, a dream that takes place on train tracks could be pointing to the possibility that some dramatic change is on its way and, when it arrives, has the potential for causing fear or destruction.
The tracks that carry a train indicate all the places a train might go. One interpretation relates to the potential for movement and travel. There is a very powerful association with train tracks as a dividing line between classes, as in the “other side of the tracks.” Which side of the tracks are you on in your dream?... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A steam train would suggest that we feel ourselves to be somewhat outdated and old-fashioned but still viable, whereas an up-to-date electric turbo might suggest speed and efficiency. Catching the train shows we have been successful in having outside circumstances co-operate with us in achieving a particular goal, whereas missing the train indicates we do not have the resources to enable us to succeed in an appropriate way, either because we have forgotten something or because we have not been sufficiently careful. We fear that we will miss an opportunity. Equally, we may feel that external circumstances are imposing an element of control over us. Often dreams of missing a train and then catching either it or a later one, suggest that we are managing our inner resources better. Dreams of missing a train, alternating with those of catching one, show we are trying to sort out our motivations. Getting off the train before its destination or it has reached a station implies we are afraid of succeeding at a particular project. We do not appear to be in control. Getting off the train before it starts suggests that we have changed our mind about a situation in waking life. Railway lines and tracks will have significance as ways of getting us to our destination. Being conscious of the way the track runs ahead may give us an inkling as to what direction we are going. Recognizing the signals up ahead would have the same significance. Coming off the rails might suggest doing something inappropriate or of not being in control. Not wanting to be on the train might indicate we feel we are being unduly influenced by outside circumstances. Arriving at a station indicates we have completed a stage of our life journey. We may be ready for a new relationship with the world in general.
The carriages on a train suggest the various compartments or sections of our lives and the way we feel about them.
For example, if a carriage is untidy or dirty, we are aware that we need to ‘clean up’ an aspect of our lives.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
• Has your job taken over your life or the needs of a partner or parent? Are you going off the rails or are you on track for success? • Missing a train signifies missed opportunities.
A stuck train suggests a problem needs to be sorted before further progress can be made.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
The same is the interpretation of coconut, onion, leek, garlic, ginger, carrots, radish etc.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
According to Jung, usually a reference to eroticism.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
For a young woman to dream that she is preparing vegetables for dinner, foretells that she will lose the man she desired through pique, but she will win a well-meaning and faithful husband. Her engagements will be somewhat disappointing. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Nourishment—usually physical, often spiritual.
3. Modest ﬁnancial rewards. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The shape and type of vegetable and the overall content of the dream need be considered when making interpretation. See also: Food... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Dreaming of fruit is a complimentary dream to dreaming of vegetables.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
If long as carrot, male sexuality: if a woman’s dream, feelings about sex with male; if male dream, his own sexuality. Onion: something to cry about; also the different layers of oneself—inner self, outer self. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If this is a play on words, your subconscious is saying that for some reason you have begun to feel as productive as an inanimate, uprooted vegetable. Get up and become an active participant in life again!
Each vegetable in a dream has a different interpretive value.
For example, a carrot is a masculine emblem that also represents vision and luck. Additionally, as an omen, carrots symbolize forthcoming wealth, health, and happy marriages.
Dreaming of eating celery is an omen of love and affection. Cauliflower growing in a garden foretells increased business prospects, corn might depict a “corny” personality or the promise of improved finances, and beans carry a magical overtone thanks to the story of “Jack and the Beanstalk.”
Root vegetables denote grounding, a connection to your family, and the staples of both spiritual and mundane life.
Jungian: Because vegetables get nourished by all the elements, they represent the depths of the subconscious, the deepest roots, and the fundamental self.
Societal, cultural, or religious limitations. Many vegetables have been shunned because of one of these contexts, such as tomatoes being thought poisonous, or potatoes not being eaten by Puritans because they are not in the Bible.
Eating vegetables in a dream is a portent of odd luck and coincidence on the horizon.... The Language of Dreams
Depth Psychology: Particularly in women’s dreams, vegetables are a symbol of erotic needs and desires. As a man, do you prefer a young and fresh “thing”?... Dreamers Dictionary
To see vegetables that have withered or aged is an indication that you are sad.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
The colour may also be important.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you are a vegetarian in your dream, this represents a separate opinion or attitude. A vegetable steamer denotes the preserving of important elements. See also VEGETABLES AND FRUIT.... The Element Encyclopedia
In general, fertility and readiness are associated with ripe and succulent fruit. To see fruit in your dream may therefore signify a period of growth, abundance, sweet reward and financial gain. However, if you dream of fruit that is past its ripeness, it is said to represent a missed opportunity or a loss of fertility. You are thought to be concerned with nourishment, fullness or abundance if you dream of vegetables; or feel you are lacking these things if the vegetables are spoiled or of poor quality. According to Freud, dreams that feature vegetables and fruits may be of a sexual nature, depending on the shape of the vegetable and your feelings in the dream. For Jungians, vegetables are symbols of personal growth indicating the need for spiritual nourishment.
Interpreting the symbolism of fruits and vegetables in your dream depends on how you feel about them in daily life; whether you like them for their taste and nutritional value, or find them dull and boring. You may be projecting a need to feed your body or soul, or reflecting on a dull and not very satisfying part of life. The number, shape, color, taste and type of vegetable or fruit and the overall content and feeling of your dream also need be considered. See also FOOD AND DRINK.... The Element Encyclopedia
In dreams, vegetables can symbolize the most basic human emotions. There may also be an allusion to your diet; in waking life you may not be getting enough fiber, cereals and vegetables. Bear in mind, too, that your own personal associations and preferences concerning specific vegetables will influence your interpretation; for example, if you were forced to eat spinach as a child, you may associate it with punishment. If, however, you have taken personal associations into consideration and they still can’t help you interpret your dream, it may be that your unconscious was drawing from a wider source of symbolism.
For example, if you dreamed of a long, rigid vegetable such as a leek, carrot or cucumber, this could be a phallic symbol referring to intimacy issues in waking life. Also consider the words associated with vegetables such as ’cool as a cucumber’, ’mushrooming’, ’dangling a carrot’, ’peas in a pod’ and ’hot potato’. Because many vegetables grow in the soil, they also have numerous associations with death and rebirth, often being considered as a powerful symbol of spiritual growth. In the broadest sense, vegetables are a connection to your family and community, and represent the goodness you can take from earth.
Vegetables force you down to the depths of your unconscious.
Eating vegetables signifies the taking in of fundamental spiritual nourishment, and in this sense, cooking vegetables can be seen as an alchemical process.
If the vegetables in your dream are overcooked, this could suggest that you are concentrating too long and too hard on a particular problem, or ’overcooking’ a relationship by allowing it to become claustrophobic. On the other hand, cooked or prepared vegetables could refer to ideas which are developing or simply offering themselves to you, ready for growth and nurture. Growing vegetables indicates fertility and renewal. Rotting vegetables are a symbol of death and endings but they are also the precursor to renewal and growth. Seeing rows of neatly planted vegetables in a dream could mean the loss of freewill or the imposition of too rigid a sense of order in your life. Wild vegetables, by the same token, symbolize disorganization. Frozen vegetables show a state of suspended emotional animation, whilst processed vegetables have had some, or all, of their nutrients removed and suggest the dominance of style over substance in waking life.
The color of the vegetable will also be significant. A common dream image presents a variety of vegetables in great abundance for the dreamer to feast on suggesting a desire to enjoy the goodness of nature. However, such dreams may also reflect concerns about your lack of money or abundance. As with fruits, don’t forget that the color, shape, number and condition of the vegetables in your dream will all be significant. See also COLORS; NUMBERS; SHAPES.
If a vegetable, or group of vegetables, featured strongly in your dream and you’d like to know more about the symbolism of vegetables, it might be worth doing some research on the historical, cultural, religious and medicinal significance of specific vegetables to enrich your interpretation. The list on pages 646-48 of specific vegetables and their meanings in dreams is by no means comprehensive.... The Element Encyclopedia
For instance, a patch of brambles can suggest irritating snags to our movement forwards, whereas nettles might represent people actually trying to prevent progress.
The image of vegetation also links with the forest (See Forest).
2- While the obstacles we create may cause difficulty, there is also an underlying abundance and fertility that is available to us. In dreams, a pictorial image can help us to understand this.
To be clearing vegetation, for instance in a vegetable garden, can suggest clearing away that which is no longer of use to us.
3- Vegetation in a dream symbolises abundance and the capacity for growth on a spiritual level.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Depth Psychology: The dream indicates your hope that your efforts and hard work will “flourish,” and that you will receive just rewards for your labor.... Dreamers Dictionary
To be clearing vegetation, for instance in a vegetable garden, can suggest clearing away that which is no longer of use to us.
If vegetation is sparse enough in dreams for this to be noticeable there is a lack of emotion or passion in us.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
For instance, a patch of brambles can suggest irritating snags to our movement forwards, whereas nettles might represent people actually trying to prevent progress.
The image of vegetation also links with the forest and with the archetypal image of the jungle.... Dream Meanings of Versatile