To dream of accomplishing any design by magic, indicates pleasant surprises.
To see others practising this art, denotes profitable changes to all who have this dream.
To dream of seeing a magician, denotes much interesting travel to those concerned in the advancement of higher education, and profitable returns to the mercenary. Magic here should not be confounded with sorcery or spiritism.
If the reader so interprets, he may expect the opposite to what is here forecast to follow. True magic is the study of the higher truths of Nature. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Might be the wish to accomplish something without effort or difficulty; desire to control situations, without knowing the underlying processes, our mind and emotions do things which appear as magic.
To the child mind in us all, growth from a cellular speck to becoming a person is pure magic. Magic also represents the power of unconscious sexuality and how it can be hurt, bewitched, or controlled. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- When we are using magic in a dream, we are using our energy to accomplish something without effort or difficulty. We are capable of controlling the situation that we are in, to have things happen for us and to create from our own needs and wants.
2- Psychologically, when there is magic in a dream it is to do with our ability to link with our deepest powers. They can be the powers of sexuality or the powers of control, or of power over our surroundings.
3- Magic has always had an appeal. This may well be due to the mystery that surrounds it, and the idea of something which is beyond our own understanding.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To dream of things happening by supernatural or unknown means is a sign that changes are coming in your affairs, through some unexpected source.
The ultimate result, fortunate or otherwise, will depend upon the details of your dream, but as a rule, the result will be beneficial. But the unexpected happening may mean the loss of a friend, or some event that appears at the time to be unfortunate.... Mystic Dream Book
To visualize that you are performing a magic trick is a sign that you have reached the limit of rational possibilities and you don’t know how to face the difficult circumstances around you. The “enhancement” of the magic makes you believe you can solve your problems easily.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
You are relying on distraction and manipulation to get your needs met. This may or may not be a positive use of your energy; only you can decide that. At the heart of magic tricks is the power to distract and hide the true intentions of the person performing the magic trick or illusion. This has the benefit of getting a need met, but by means that are ultimately inauthentic.
The person performing a magic trick in your dream will yield some important distinctions for your interpretation.
If it is you, there may be a need to hide your true motivations.
If it is someone else, you may be being deceived by a particular choice you are making in your life.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Magic has both positive and negative connotations. Positively, magic may represent a creative mind that will “magically” achieve just what the dreamer is hoping for. Alternatively, black magic is a symbol for evil, and for getting what one wishes through underhanded “tricks.”... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If magic featured in your dream, you need to bear in mind the nature of your attitude towards the mysterious arts in waking life. Do you regard anything magical as evil and dangerous, or do you believe that the powers of witchcraft can be used as a force for good? Alternatively, have you been influenced by reading or watching The Lord of the Rings or the Harry Potter books, in which magic can be used for both good and evil purposes? Whatever your attitude towards the magical arts in waking life, you need to bear in mind that it will influence the meaning of your dream. Whether you actually believe in magic or not, you were probably first introduced to the magical arts in childhood fairy tales; vestiges of your childhood belief will linger in your unconscious mind, surfacing now and again in dreams in which you are exposed to things you can neither understand nor explain.
For example, you may sense that someone doesn’t like you or wishes you harm; in your dreams, this person may appear as a witch or evil sorcerer.
If you are using magic in your dream to make something happen, this is pure wish- fulfillment. On the other hand, depending on whether or not you feel empowered or afraid in the dream, it can suggest that you are capable of controlling the situation you are in by utilizing your intuition.
If you had a dream in which you were standing in a magic circle, this is a symbol of protection against evil forces.
If you are using a wand or watching a witch or wizard use a wand, it is probable that the wand is a phallic symbol and conductor of energy.
Pentagrams and hexagrams are symbols of defense against outside forces and a broomstick’s significance may lie in its phallic shape, as well as in its ability to help a rider take flight. Cauldrons can denote both the womb and the mystical powers of regeneration. A hex wards off evil and spells symbolize your deepest desires or fears, depending on the nature of the spell being cast. See also SPIRITS AND GHOSTS.... The Element Encyclopedia
In the past (but still relevant today), the image of supernatural power that you wish you had. This dream symbol frequently appears when one is feeling worthless. Today, it refers more to the dreamer himself and his magical qualities.
A magician represents the integrated whole and the individuality of the dreamer— that’s the reason why the magician in the Tarot was assigned the number One. This integration and uniqueness is what makes him magical.
The message here might be that the dreamer ought to concentrate on his “magical powers” and know that they contribute to success on his life path. But no personal magic will make itself known unless the dreamer chooses to pursue his own path.
If he doesn’t do that, everything will seem jinxed. He will not get ahead and a multitude of obstacles will get in his way. On the other hand, this dream symbol may also point out that too much emphasis is being put on the individual at the expense of the collective. See Witch.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Magic and the use of powers beyond ourselves has always had an appeal. Classified as any extraordinary or mystical (beyond oneself ) influence, charm, or power, in dreams this power can seem more easily accessible than at other times.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: Psychologically, when there is magic in a dream it indicates our ability to link with our own deepest powers. Initially, they can be the powers of sexuality, the powers of control, or of power over our surroundings. By learning, often through dreams, to control our emotions and channel them properly we are able to access energy beyond our own little world and use it to improve our own, or others’, lives.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: When we are using magic both in dreams and in everyday life, we are using our energy to accomplish something without effort or difficulty. We are capable of controlling the situation that we are in, to have things happen for us and to create from our own needs and wants.
The figure of a magician appearing in a dream signifies the arrival of a wise guardian and counsellor, whether that is from an internal perspective or in everyday life. You might also like to consult the entries for mystic, witch and wizard.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
In past centuries, because of their supposed malignant influence, witches were often made a scapegoat for the calamities that affected society. It is little surprise, therefore, that in dreams they are regarded as harbingers of evil. To dream that you fall under the influence of a witch may suggest that you are surrendering to your baser instincts in waking life to your own personal detriment. Wizards have a less negative connotation in dreams and are usually concerned with ritualistic magic, control over natural forces and raising the consciousness of the divine. The wisdom of the wizard is born of age and experience, so if a wizard appears in your dreams, this is symbolic of a desire to reach a higher plane of consciousness. On the other hand, an occult male figure in your dream may represent an alchemist. Alchemists believe that a human is a microcosm of the universe and all things in the universe exist within humanity. The alchemist dedicates his life both to the search for the elixir of life and to the transmutation of base metal into gold. Because of these associations, his presence in a dream is considered empowering. See also SPIRITS AND GHOSTS.... The Element Encyclopedia
A staple of the genie, the magic carpet is about the power of magic, of course, but consider that anything that flies through the air is also working in the realm of the intellect and the mind. Magical thinking can be an uplifting boon or a defense against life’s more practical and difficult circumstances. Consider that a magic carpet in a dream could be an invitation either to put a little uplifting spiritual faith into your thinking, or to look to where you may be avoiding something that is on the ground that needs your attention.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
As a basketball All-Star, Magic may come to announce the magic of success that is attained by playing the game of life by the rules. He may point out that by developing your true skills, you may look like a magician to others who may want ro emulate you. He may also comment on the power that magic plays in slam-dunking the opportunities of life.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Vision: Watching a magician at work means an unexpected event ahead. But don’t believe everything that you are told! You are the magician—even if in real life you can’t “cast a spell” or reach your goal by “magic.”
Depth Psychology: Either you overestimate your skills, believing you can perform magic, or you are hoping that magically you will get out of a difficult situation. Are you trying a bit of trickery?... Dreamers Dictionary
Sometimes the self—the magical abilities the unconscious has which are seldom tapped, one’s potential. Black magician: the negative or selfish ways we might use our power or internal insights and wisdom. See conjurer. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Dreams of a magician represents that you are becoming aware of your mystical potential and your ability to manifest results out of thin air. This dream is about out of the box thinking, and your untapped potential to create the circumstances in your life that you desire. See Miracle.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Trying to fool oneself or another; living in a fantasy world, trapped in illusions, playing games. Or, may represent the Tarot magician, with ability to transmute energy, being equally at home and in control of inner and outer universes.
If pulling a rabbit out of a hat, you will need an ingenious idea to get yourself out of a situation, but you can do it.... The Dream Books Symbols
You are connecting to your own power to manifest the unexplained or unexpected.
The magician is one of the primary archetypes that make up the human condition. Magicians represent the part of us that can use magic, divine power, and the forces of will to create anything we desire. However, there is a large distinction between this as an archetypal figure and the popularized image of a stage magician engaged in the act of entertainment.
The modern-day entertainer in the world of magic is an illusionist who presents us with the impossible. We know that there is a trick to what he or she is doing, yet we find ourselves awestruck nonetheless. This type of magician relates to the concept of manipulation.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Dreaming of a magician doing tricks may indicate that an issue the dreamer is dealing with may be trickier than realized. Magicians can also be symbols of creativity or of evil.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If someone transforms into a sinister magician or evil sorcerer in your dream, it is likely that your dreaming mind has identified someone you know in waking life with the archetypal black magician, a selfobsessed, power-hungry person who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. On the other hand if the person in dream materialized as a witch doctor, shaman, white magician, guru or high priest, this suggests that you are in urgent need of advice and inspiration in waking life. Perhaps there is an older person in your life whom you regard as a mentor and whose advice you should follow. However, if your dreaming mind conjured up an image of a conjurer, hypnotist or stage magician whose success owes little to magic and everything to sleight of hand, this image may be warning you of someone or something in your life that is not trustworthy or is manipulating you in some way.... The Element Encyclopedia
A dream in which someone casts a spell on you or uses magic, voodoo or witch-craft either to help or hinder you may refer to someone in your waking life who is seeking to influence you, or people or events around you. The dream may also be commenting on the validity or success of your reactions. The success or failure of the spell will be important; if it is successful, the witch or wizard may be offering you valuable advice and you should pay attention.
Whenever magic features in a dream, it suggests that you are using your energy to accomplish something but are not controlling that energy and using it effectively. It does, however, indicate that you are capable of controlling a situation that you are in and making things happen. Psychologically, when magic appears in a dream, it links in with your deepest powers. These can be powers of self-control or sexuality, or power over your surroundings.
If your dream features the occult and you have little or no knowledge of the subject, this usually suggests a need to come to terms with your hidden fears.
If you think of the occult in the negative sense, as in Satanism or black magic, the dream may have a negative significance or link in with the egotistical side of your nature. But if you think of the occult in more positive terms, as in Wicca and shamanism, the dream may have a positive spin or link in with the giving, nature-loving side of your character.
If you do possess occult knowledge, your dreaming mind may be urging you to apply that awareness and sense of the mystery and wonder of life to your everyday situation. The rule for both should always be, ‘do no harm or harm no one’. Finally, due to its complex and mysterious nature in dreams, the occult may be alerting you to your hidden potential. See also MIND, BODY, SPIRIT.... The Element Encyclopedia