labyrinth

The meaning of Labyrinth in dream | Dream interpretation


If you dream of a labyrinth it denotes you have many perplexing problems that keep you from making a success of either business or marriage.

If the labyrinth is filled with green plants and trees then you will find happiness and love in the midst of despair.

Tryskelion Dream Interpretation | Pagan - Anonymous

Obviously another obstacle dream.

If you found your way out or were not worried by the maze in your dream you can expect to solve your problems with a minimum of effort; however, if you were lost or frightened in your dream, you can expect to je frustrated by some puzzling opposition and a change of direction might be advisable.

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams | Stearn Robinson - Tom Corbett

A place of winding and intricate passages or a garden labyrinth in which you are lost is an omen of home conditions which are distressing and shameful.

An engaged person should take warning From such a dream, for lovers will be shown up as irritable and without consideration.

The Complete Dream Book | Gillian Holloway

The labyrinth represents obsessions without solution and vicious circles that often weigh us down.

If you dream of this figure, it means that you have doubts and indecision. It could be a reference to lack of experience or immaturity.

If you manage to escape the labyrinth, maybe you will resolve your problems. In the case that someone accompanies you in searching for the exit, the dream warns that you must be careful of your alliances.

If you rescue others from the labyrinth, the dream is positive and means you are in control of your life.

In mythology the labyrinth is a place of transformation where destructive tendencies of nature are overcome. A classic example of this is the myth in which Theseus and Ariadne emerge victorious from the labyrinth of the minotaur.

The Big Dictionary of Dreams | Martha Clarke

If you dream of a labyrinth, you will find yourself entangled in intricate and perplexing business conditions, and your wife will make the home environment intolerable; children and sweethearts will prove ill-tempered and unattractive.

If you are in a labyrinth of night or darkness, it foretells passing, but agonizing sickness and trouble.

A labyrinth of green vines and timbers, denotes unexpected happiness from what was seemingly a cause for loss and despair. In a network, or labyrinth of railroads, assures you of long and tedious journeys. Interesting people will be met, but no financial success will aid you on these journeys.

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation | Gustavus Hindman Miller

also see Maze

1- On a purely practical level, the labyrinth appearing in dreams signifies the need to explore the hidden side of our own personality. With its many twists, turns and potential blind alleys it is a very potent representation of the human being. Within the labyrinth one meets and overcomes the difficulties in life which could impede progress.

2- Psychologically; in undertaking our own heroic journey, we must at some point go through some kind of labyrinth experience.

It is undertaken at a point when we must travel into the differing areas of our subconscious and come to terms with our fears and doubts, before confronting our own Shadow (See Introduction). In dreams the labyrinth can be suggested by any dream which has us exploring a scries of underground passages.

It is held by some to be an exploration of the hidden feminine.

3- Spiritually the labyrinth experience marks a watershed.

It is a symbol for the transition stage between the physical and practical world and a deeper understanding of all mankind.

The route in one type of Labyrinth is ‘unicursal’ that is, it goes by a straightforward route which covers maximum ground straight to the centre and out again.

The second type is designed with the intention to confuse, and has many blind alleys and unexpected twists. This represents spiritual progress, through having to work out the key or code. Many trials and tribulations arc met and overcome or negotiated on the path to attainment. Each individual will undertake his or her own route to the centre of his existence.

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary | Pamela Ball

Dreams of a labyrinth indicate an initiation, test or challenge.

A significant aspect of this dream is the way you feel as you make your way through this maze or rite of passage.

Strangest Dream Explanations | Dream Explanations - Anonymous

1. A mystery to be addressed.

2. Searching for goals, con­fusion.

3. Complications in waking life, especially domestic.

New American Dream Dictionary | Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin

You will unravel some mystery.

Mystic Dream Book | Internet Archive - Anonymous

To see a labyrinth in your dream signifies complicated situations with family members. It’s time to face your feelings about something to do with your living situation.

If you dream of being in a hedge maze (a labyrinth made of trees or bushes), you will have unexpected happiness where you were expecting disappointment.

My Dream Interpretation | myjellybean

If you dream of a labyrinth it denotes you have many perplexing problems that keep you from making a success of either business or marriage.

If the labyrinth is fresg, with green plants and trees then you will find happiness and love in the midst of dispair.

Encyclopedia of Dreams | Michael and Elizabeth Thiessen

Symbol: The labyrinth is a symbol of human life in general: its challenges, delays, and complications.

Vision: Looking at a labyrinth: you are in over your head! You have been sidetracked and have lost perspective. Stumbling around in a labyrinth: you are looking for the security of your childhood; you would do better to search for an exit from your current behavior.

Depth Psychology: In the search for self-knowledge, you have met the chaos inside you (maybe in your unconscious?). It confuses and frightens you. Look for the exit!

Dreamers Dictionary | Garuda

Spiritually the labyrinth experience marks a watershed.

It is a symbol for the transition stage between the physical, practical world and a deeper understanding of all mankind.

The route in one type of labyrinth is ‘unicursal’ – that is, it goes by a straightforward route, which covers maximum ground straight to the centre and out again.

The second type is designed with the intention to confuse, and has many blind alleys and unexpected twists. This can represent spiritual progress in dreams, through having to work out the key or code. Many trials and tribulations are met and overcome or negotiated on the path to attainment and the labyrinth may be a recurring image. Each individual will undertake his or her own route to the centre of his existence.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

Psychological / emotional perspective: Psychologically, in undertaking our own life journey, we must at some point go through a form of labyrinth experience.

It is undertaken at a point when we must travel into the differing areas of our subconscious and come to terms with our fears and doubts, before confronting our own shadow.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

Material aspects: On a purely practical level, the labyrinth appearing in dreams signifies the need to explore the hidden side of our own personality. With its many twists, turns and potential blind alleys when it is not unicursal, it is a very potent representation of the human being.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

Gives gender - specific: In dreams the labyrinth can be suggested by any dream that has us exploring a series of underground passages.

It is held by some to be an exploration of the hidden feminine, whether in the sense of sophia (eternal wisdom) or the anima in men. Also consult the entries for maze and minotaur.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

In its essence, a labyrinth is a confusing and mazelike structure found in the underbelly of a building. As a symbol, it represents a journey to the very center of something in which the journeyer can get quite lost and turned around.

A labyrinth can be found as a symbol in many spiritual and religious settings as a pattern imbedded into a floor where an individual goes on a symbolic hero’s journey. In a dream, the interpretation is the same, whether it is a freeform hidden and shadowed labyrinth or a beautiful symbol of such an inward journey. You are engaged in a deep exploration of the inner self where confusion can occur and changes of direction are imminent.

Complete Dictionary of Dreams | Dr. Mıchael Lennox

This is symbolic of feeling lost or trapped in life

Christian Dream Symbols | Tyler Wolfe

(1) A labyrinth is a symbol of the unconscious. Is there a frightening monster guarding something valuable at the centre of the labyrinth? You must come to terms with the frightening contents of your unconscious if you are to uncover your true self.

(2) It may be a symbol of mother. Getting out of the labyrinth means liberation from a smothering mother-attachment.

(3) Jung described the ‘individuation’ process as a ‘labyrinth’ path, meaning that progress towards self-discovery and self-fulfilment does not follow a straight line, but involves periodic returns to earlier starting-points (for individuation).

A Dictionary of Dream Symbols | Eric Ackroyd


Labyrinth | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Labyrinth


LABYRINTH AND MAZE

A labyrinth is a complex system of paths and tunnels in which it is easy to get lost. On one level, the appearance of a labyrinth in your dream suggests the need to explore the hidden side of your nature; the twists, turns, trials and tribulations of the labyrinth are a powerful symbol of the life journey towards the center of your existence. Within the labyrinth you can meet and overcome challenges and obstacles in life that prevent you from moving forward. From a psychological point of view, we must all take the heroic journey through the labyrinth of experience and come to terms with our fears and anxieties before confronting our shadow. Any dream image that has underground passages suggests a labyrinth. Some believe it represents an exploration of the feminine principle.

Jung saw the dark, enclosed labyrinth as a symbol of the tortuous depths of the unconscious and a dream of entering it as a voyage of self-discovery or an attempt to locate a deeply buried emotion. The void at the center of the labyrinth may suggest despair but it can also symbolize serenity and calm. A labyrinth is an archetype with which you can have direct experience. It is a metaphor for your life’s journey. As in the Greek myth of Theseus who entered King Minos’ labyrinth in Crete to slay the Minotaur, your descent into the unconscious, hidden aspects of your nature may involve confronting impulses that threaten your personal security and well-being.

Mazes are often confused with labyrinths but they are quite different. Labyrinths tend to symbolize the quest for knowledge and freedom, whereas mazes mirror the general confusion that may be fogging your sense of purpose in waking life. A maze is first of all open to the light, whereas a labyrinth is in the dark; furthermore, a maze has numerous entry points whereas a labyrinth only has one. A maze is like a puzzle to be solved, possessing twists, turns and blind alleys. It is a task that requires logical, sequential, analytical activity to find the correct path into the maze and out. A labyrinth, on the other hand, involves intuition and creativity. With a labyrinth there is only one choice to be made. The choice is to enter or not to enter. With mazes there are many choices to be made, with many entrances and exits.

Dead ends and cul-de-sacs present riddles to be solved. Mazes challenge the choice-making part of yourself.

In dreams, a maze can therefore reflect the difficulty in finding a direction to follow in life. No one can predict what is right or wrong, so you may have to rely on your instincts. If, in your dream, you have a map, chart or password to help you navigate your maze, this may reassure you that you are on the right path. Mazes can also often portray a confusion of ideas and feelings, the difficulty in finding your way through the mass of apparently irrational emotions and images arising from within, or the variety of opinions and seemingly authoritative sources of information with which the modern world bombards you. You may dream of a maze of corridors, for example, during periods in which your life seems particularly complicated and you are faced with choices and decisions. In this sense, the maze represents an attempt to find your way through conscious thoughts, opinions and doubts, to an opinion or mindset that is yours alone.

If you enlisted the aid of a ladder to help you get out of your maze, your dreaming mind may have been suggesting that you take a more logical, rational overview of your situation.

If you found a way out of your maze, this suggests that you will find a way to break free; but if you found yourself ending up in the same place whatever path you took, this could be reflecting your sense in waking life of going round in circles, covering the same ground or not being able to make a breakthrough. Bear in mind that tunnels and paths in dreams represent transitions, and entrances represent new directions; perhaps you have been so overwhelmed with emotion and confusion that you have not seen the opportunities already being presented to you. ... The Element Encyclopedia

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LABYRINTH MAZE

According to Jung, the enclosed labyrinth is a symbol of the unconscious, and a dream of entering a labyrinth represents rapid change and a journey towards self-discovery. As in the Greek myth of Theseus, who entered King Minos’ labyrinth in Knossos to kill the Minotaur, descent into the unconscious may sometimes involve confronting impulses we would rather ignore because they challenge or threaten us.

If you see a maze in your dream, it may also indicate the need to find direction in life and the skills needed to negotiate change.

If a map or chart of a maze appears in your dream, this may be a reassuring sign that you are on the right path.... The Element Encyclopedia

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MAZE / LABYRINTH

A portent of uncertain times ahead, when you literally won’t know if you’re coming or going.

If the dreamer found his or her way out and wasn’t particularly concerned about it, then whatever problems you face will be set right and you can get on with your life. But if the dreamer was frightened, panicked, and kept running into dead ends, then the dream is telling him or her that it’s vital to calm down, try to relax, and face whatever appears to be stopping him from doing what he wants.

A change of direction is likely to be necessary.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

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