Meaningful | Dream Interpretation

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PENNY

(Cent; Money) For a pregnant woman, pennies in a dream represent a son, or a sign of gratitude, prayers and remembrance of God, or they could mean assaulting someone, or beating him.

If one receives pennies in a stack in a dream, it means that someone will place a trust with him. Pennies in a dream also mean talking.

If they look new, the conversation will be meaningful. Pennies in a dream also mean solving someone’s problem, or performing one’s prayers. Counting pennies in a dream means valuing one’s deeds. Nickels, dimes, quarters, halves, or other coins or tokens in a dream represent worldly gains and prosperity.lfpennies are tied to one’s wrist in a dream, they represent his livelihood. Owing money in a dream means that one will be summoned to testify in a court of justice.

If his pennies are old, chipped, or broken in the dream, they denote a faltering faith. Losing a penny in a dream means wasting time and money, or wasting one’s words, or advisingan ignorant person who will not heed his advice.

If one’s pennies carry the picture of a person in a dream, it means that both the carrier and the one who mints these pennies are innovators. Broken pennies in half in a dream represent an enmity that cannot be healed. Receiving money in a dream is better than giving it.

If one’s actual liquid asset turns into pennies in a dream, it means insolvency or bankruptcy. Ifone’s little money grow in a dream, it means prosperity.

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AQUARIUM

Water in all forms is a very meaningful symbol. It may represent emotions, the unconscious, sexuality, and, at times, life itself. Before interpreting this symbol first consider the other details in the dream and the overall quality of the dream experience.

The aquarium could represent a portion of your life or a “slice of life.” Aquariums are generally balanced and fully contained ecosystems. People enjoy aquariums because they find them soothing and relaxing. Thus, this dream’s message may be a call for contemplation and relaxation. It may represent life in a small setting as a compensation to the stress and, at times, overwhelming complexity of daily experiences. See also: Water, Ocean, and River... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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BAR / PUB

When I was in college, I read in a theology book that a monk on a mountain top and a man with his bottle of wine are really trying to get to the same place. That place translates to peace and a genuine feeling of being connected to the rest of the universe. Dreaming about being in bars and drinking may symbolize a need that you have for some type of a meaningful transformation. On the other hand, this dream may be a form of wish fulfillment, and you are escaping into a pleasurable environment where daily cares and concerns are meaningless.

If you rarely allow yourself to relax and socialize, this dream may be compensatory in nature.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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CLOCK 

Time element. Allotted time.Check conditions surrounding the clock and the appearance of the clock.It is talking to you about time, a cycle, age or duration of something. Carl Jung called all circular images a “mandala.” It is one of the most important dream symbols which represent the psychic center of personality.

It is symbolic of wholeness, completeness, and unity of the self.

The clock is a mandala that revolves and it may represent immortality. On the lighter side, when you are dreaming about a clock, time is an obvious issue. You may be currently experiencing anxiety in regard to a time-sensitive situation.

For example, people worry about their “biological clock” running out, or they are concerned about not being “on top of things.” In general, however, this dream may be a reminder that you need to speed up your actions and that time is an important factor. Old dream interpretations say that if you hear a clock strike, (or alarm go off), positive things will happen to you, and if you are winding a clock, you will fall in love! When interpreting this dream, try to remember the time and then attempt to understand how those numbers are meaningful to you.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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HOMOSEXUALITY

Sex in many different forms is frequently the topic of dreams. Sexual dreams don’t always have sexual meaning. They are at times about power, control, identity and other non-sexual issues of life.

If you are homosexual, dreams regarding this particular sexual orientation are not atypical. They are simply the extension of your thoughts and feelings in the form that is the most familiar and meaningful to you.

If a heterosexual person is having a homosexual dream, it may have a variety of connotations.

The interpretation of this dream, as with all others, is very personal and generalizations are difficult to make. This dream may be about loving yourself, especially if the other individual in your dream is a stranger.

The dream may be about integrating ideas and attitudes, and in a few, rare cases may be about sexual orientation. Sexual dreams are either wish-fulfilling, compensatory, or non-sexual, but rather are about issues mentioned above. See also: Sex, Intercourse... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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SAINT

Dreaming about saints usually has spiritual implications. You may have traveled to another plain and are having a wonderful, very meaningful spiritual experience.

For those that can not accept this possibility, your unconscious may be relaying some feelings of pressure or possibly the need to sacrifice on some level in your daily life. See also: Priest, God.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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VASE

A vase as a dream symbol usually represents something personal that has value and beauty.

It is a holding vessel for water and flowers, which are both deep and meaningful dream symbols.

If you are dreaming about a broken vase, you need to consider the areas of life that seem to be falling apart and need mending. It may be your love life, family relationships, career, or any other highly valuable area of life. See also: Water, Flowers... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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JUNG, CARL (1875-1961)

Son of a pastor, his paternal grandfather and great grandfather were physicians. He took a degree in medicine at the University of Basle, then specialised in psychiatry. In early papers he pioneered the use of word- association, and influenced research into the toxin hypothesis regarding schizophrenia. Jung’s addition to modern therapeu­tic attitudes to dream work arose out of his difference of view with Freud regarding human life. Jung felt life is a meaningful experience, with spiritual roots. His interest in alchemy, myths and legends added to the wealth of ideas he brought to his concept of the collective unconscious.

The subject of sym­bols fascinated him and he devoted more work to this than any other psychologist. He saw dream symbols, not as an attempt to veil or hide inner content, but an attempt to eluci­date and express it.

It is a way of transformation where what was formless, non-verbal and unconscious moves towards form and becoming known. In this way dreams ‘show us the unvarnished natural truth’. By giving attention to our dreams we are throwing light/upon who and what we really are—not simply who we ait/as a personality, but who we are as a phenomenon of cosmic interactions.

Jung recommended looking at a series of one’s dreams in order to develop a fuller insight into self. In this way one would see cenain themes arising again and again. Out of these we can begin to see where we are not balancing the different aspects of ourself. See abreaction; active imagination; ampli­fication; archetypes; black person; collective unconscious; compensatory theory; creativity and problem solving in dreams; dream analysis; Fromm, Erich; identity and dreams; individuation; lucidity; mandala; dream as spiritual guide; unconscious. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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CONCERT / ORCHESTRA

A desire for harmony, because in a concert many voices create a harmonic whole. In that same sense, out of many experiences, one may create a life of harmony. When dreaming about an orchestra, it usually indicates a longing for a richer, more meaningful life. Are you part of the orchestra, or are you directing it?... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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NET

You want to catch somebody or understand something. Loss of independence, temptation, and possibly something threatening about sexuality. Also, systematic entanglement of emotions and needs, thoughts, and insights. Points clearly to networking and, in that sense, a meaningful connection to others.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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NUMBERS

When dreaming about numbers, pay attention to their symbolic meaning—often the sum of the digits is meaningful. Numbers always represent an ordering principle in the world of the dream. Jung suggests that when dreaming about numbers that have no noticeable meaning, you think about whether they might refer to a year or any other time or date.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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RITUAL

On the surface, it points to habitual behavior, even though rituals are important and bring deeper meaning to life. This symbol can be pointing to something that has become rigid, as well as to something lively and meaningful. See Rule, Wealth.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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SEXUALITY

Often unfulfilled desires. Generally, a symbol of meaningful contact and development of Self.

The male animus and the female anima are what the dreamer needs or wants to be connected with. Sexuality in dreams often refers to the secrets of life, such as birth, marriage, death (also life and the Devil). One of the strongest symbols of creativity.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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SNAKE / SERPENT

See Poisonous Snake. More than anything else, this is a symbol of fear.

It is also often a sexual symbol, and a symbol of wholeness, transformation, and rebirth, as in Ouroboros.

A symbol of the dark feminine and deception, it also represents wisdom and cunning. Almost every woman dreams about serpents at least once in her life, which could mean fear of a rival or of the male gender.

The serpent stands for physical drives.

If something is not right in that area, snake dreams appear.

The image of the serpent may also refer to the “water of life,” since it comes from inside the earth where the healing springs originate.

The Caduceus, the staff of Aesculapius, a symbol of the healing arts, shows two serpents winding around it. In the sacred temple of Aesculapius, serpents crawled on the floor of the sleeping halls. They were said to induce healing dreams.

According to 2nd century dream interpreter Arte- midorus, dreaming about serpents indicates healing and the return to vitality.

It is also a symbol of immortality (shedding of the skin—rebirth).

The “Midgard-serpent” and the “Ferris wolf’ in Norse mythology threaten the gods as the world comes to an end.

The serpent is also the symbol for secret wisdom and the revelation of the hidden. Snakes are quick, attracted by fire and the birth of energy.

A snake steals from Gilgamesh (hero of the Sumerian epic) the herb of immortality, while he is taking a bath in a pond. In Greece, Gaia, the goddess of the earth, produces two half-serpents called Titans, who do battle with Zeus.

For the Gnostics of late antiquity, the serpent symbolized the dark, deep, and unfathomable side of God.

The serpent is also a symbol of Kundalini (the yogic life force). In ancient Greece, serpents were even honored publicly, because they were believed to be ghosts of the dead.

Snakes appear suddenly, out of the unknown, creating fear.

It is impossible to have a meaningful communication with them; they are secretive and fear-inducing, as is the unconscious. Their poison is sin, their wisdom transformation and deliverance. According to Early Christian imagination, when a snake was attacked, it would only protect its head.

According to Freud, a phallic symbol. According to Jung, the image of the snake means that something important is taking place in our unconscious; it may be dangerous or healing. See Eel.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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THREAD

Fleeting ideas, spontaneous thoughts, or making meaningful connections.

The red thread of Ariadne (in the Labyrinth) symbolizes life’s journey and life itself.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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TIME

How you use your time is a hint of your stage of development and your personality. It symbolizes how you organize and plan your life.

It is meaningful to know what time period your dream represents—noon or night.7 Summer or winter? Also the century could be important.

As happens in many dreams, time sometimes seems to stand still (stagnation) or is passing quickly (stress).

If time is standing still, it could mean it’s time to slow down, to look at something more closely. Time speeding up—as in a time-lapse photo—often symbolizes expanded awareness.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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BREEZE

1- To dream of a breeze being meaningful indicates a contented state of mind. Wind is usuallv considercd to belong to the intellect, so by association a gentle breeze indicates love, while a stiff breeze indicates a degree of abrasiveness.

2- Psychologically for most people a breeze indicates happy times.

3- The old saying ‘she’s like a warm breeze’ goes some way to explaining the symbolism of virginity; unconditional love and the Spirit.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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INCOME

1- The income we earn is an important part of our support structure, so any dream connected with this will tend to signify our attitude towards our wants and needs.

To dream of an increased income shows we feel we have overcome an obstacle in ourselves and can accept that we have value.

A drop in income signifies our neediness. and perhaps our attitude to poverty.

2- In trying to look after ourselves we are aware of what people have to offer us, and also what we have to do in order to be rewarded for our efforts.

Dreaming of receiving a private income - such as a trust fund suggests we perhaps need to look at our relationships with other people.

3- The giving of alms is the belief that what one has one shares, and is a meaningful part of income. It does not matter whether this is in the material sense, or in the giving of time and effort.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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LEAF / LEAVES

1- A leaf very often represents a period of growth and can also indicate time. Green leaves can suggest hope and new opportunities, or the Springtime. Dead leaves signify a period of sadness, barrenness or Autumn (see Autumn).

2- When looking at our lives as a whole, leaves can give some indication of a particular period of our lives - perhaps a period that has been meaningful and creative. Following a dream about leaves we may need to assess how to go forward in order to avail ourselves of the opportunities offered.

3- Leaves signify fertility and growth. Since each leaf is completely unique, we may be being alerted to the beauty of crcation.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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PEOPLE

1- The people who appear in dreams are the characters with which we write our ‘play’. Often they appear simply as themselves, particularly if they are people we know or have a relationship with in the here and now. We may introduce them in order to highlight a specific quality or characteristic. We may also permit them into our dream scenario as projections of our inner life or stale of being. Finally, they may signify someone who is more important than the dreamer.

2- In order to disentangle the various types of ‘information’ which each character brings to the dreamer, it is often necessary to decide what or who each one makes us think of. That way we will reveal the deeper meanings and connections.

An individual from the past could link us with that period of our lives and with specific memories which may, or may not, be painful.

A neighbour or close associate usually appears in a dream to highlight a particular quality in that person. Somebody else’s mother, father, brother etc. may suggest our own family members or possibly jealousy. Sometimes, rather than trying to decipher the meaning of the dream it is enough to look at what bearing the dream character’s actions have on the dreamer’s everyday life.

To interpret why the dreamer has adopted a particular role we would need to know a little bit more about his lifestyle. When there is some conflict within the dreamer between love and aversion for a particular person, we are more likely to dream about them.

Often in dreams there may be a noted difference between two of the participants to illustrate two sides of the dreamer’s thoughts and feelings. Similarly; there maybe a marked contrast in the way the dreamer handles a situation with two of his dream characters.

It is as though two options are being practised. Composite characters As with composite animals, the composite character will emphasise one characteristic or quality in order to draw the dreamer’s attention to it.

The fact that it is not just one person emphasises the many-faceted human being. Every- character who appears in our dreams is a reflection of a facet or part of our own personality and can often be better understood if we put ourselves in the position of that person. Adolescent To dream of oneself as adolescent focuses on our undeveloped side.

Dreaming of an adolescent of the opposite sex usually means dealing with a suppressed part of our development.

The emotions associated with adolescence are very raw and clear and such emotions arc accessible often only through dreams. There may be conflict over freedom. Ancestors Our customs, ways of behaving, morality and our religious feelings are all handed down from generation to generation. When we become conscious of our ancestors in a dream we are focusing on our roots. We may- understand ourselves through our relationship with the past. Authority Figures (such as magistrates, teachers etc. also see individual entries) Our concept of authority is first developed through our relationship with our father or father figure. Depending on how we were treated as children, our view of authority will be anything from a benign helper to an exploitative disciplinarian. Most authority figures will ultimately lead us back to what is right for us, although not necessarily what we might consider good for us. Authority figures in dreams initially appear to have power over us, though if worked with properly will generate the power to succeed. Dreaming particularly of police can indicate a kind of social control and a protective element for us as members of society. Often a policeman will appear in dreams as one’s conscience. We may feel that our wilder, more renegade side needs controlling.

Baby To dream about a baby which is our own indicates that we need to recognise those vulnerable feelings over which we have no control. We may be attempting something new.

If the baby is someone else’s in the dream, we need to be aware of that person’s ability to be hurt, or that they may be innocent of something. Psychologically we are in touch with the innocent, curious side of ourselves, with the part which neither wants nor needs responsibility.

Dreaming of a baby can indicate that, on a spiritual level, the dreamer has a need for a feeling of purity.

Boy To have a dream about a boy- shows the potential for growth and new experience.

If the boy is known he reflects recognised qualities in the dreamer. Psychologically, we may need to be in touch with ourselves at that age and with the innocent youthfulness and enthusiasm that a boy has. We are contacting our natural drives and ability to face difficulties.

Boyfriend To dream of a boyfriend, whether present or former, connects with the feelings, attachments and sexuality- connected with him.

To dream of having as a boyfriend someone whom you would not anticipate, indicates the need to have a greater understanding of the way you relate to men. Consideration may need to be given to the loving, nurturing side of masculinity. We are still searching for the ideal lover.

Carers such as nurses, nuns etc. This suggests the more compassionate, nurturing side of ourselves. Often it is that side of us which has been ‘called’ or has a vocation. Usually there is, for men, a non-sexual relationship. Child (who could be one of the dreamer’s own children) Dreaming of a child gives us access to our own inner child. We all have parts of ourselves which are still child-like and curious. When we are able to get in touch with that side of ourselves we give ourselves permission to clarify a potential for wholeness which we may not previously have recognised. Crowd Crowds in dreams can indicate how we relate to other people, particularly in a social sense. They may indicate how we can hide ourselves, or indeed how we hide aspects of ourselves and do not single out any one attribute. We may also be attempting to avoid responsibility.

A huge crowd suggests information which we may not be able to handle. Dictators (Hitler, Stalin etc.) If the dreamer has had an overbearing father, a known dictator may appear in dreams as representing that relationship. Emperor or Empress - see

Authority Figures and also King and Queen Ethnic minority Any aspect within ourselves which is out of the ordinary or different can manifest in dreams as a member of another race.

Girl When a girl of any age appears in our dreams we are usually attempting to make contact with the more sensitive, innocent side of ourselves. Those qualities of intuition and perception may be somewhat undeveloped but can be made available.

If the girl is known to us we probably are aware of those qualities, but need to explore them as though we were approaching them from the girl’s point of view.

If she is unknown, we can acknowledge that a fresh approach would be useful.

Girlfriend When a girlfriend or ex-girlfriend appears in a man’s dream there arc usually issues to do with masculinity and femininity involved. There may be fears to do with sexuality.

If a girlfriend appears in a woman’s dream, there can either be a concern about her in the dreamer’s mind, or she (the dreamer) needs to search for and find qualities belonging to the friend in her. Hero or any heroic figure falso see Archetypes) In a man’s dream the figure of the hero can represent all that is good in him, the Higher Self. In a woman’s dream he will suggest the Animus (see Introduction). When the hero is on a quest We are struggling to find a part of ourselves which is at this time unconscious (also see Quest).

It is important that the darker forces are vanquished but not killed since they cannot be totally annihilated without harming the Wise Old Man (see Introduction). In other words, our eventual integration still needs the challenge of the negative.

The hero’s failure may be brought about inadvertently We all have a weak point through which we can be attacked.

To have such a dream indicates that we are not paying attention to the details in our lives or to that part of ourselves we tend not to have developed. We may be being warned of an element of self-neglect.

The death of the hero can often suggest the need to develop the more intuitive side of ourselves, to be born again to something new.

A conflict between the hero and any other dream character suggests a basic disharmony between two facets of our own character.

The hero often appears in dreams as an antidote to some hated external figure within the dreamer’s everyday life. High Priest, Astrologer, or anyone with similar esoteric knowledge (also see Archetypes and Authority Figures in this section) Any character within our dreams who appears to have knowledge of magical practices or similar types of knowledge is usually first introduction to the Higher Self.

It is as though we can only become privy to this deeper knowledge by meeting our teacher first. Inadequate Person It is a lot easier to confront our own inadequacies in the dream state where we are safe. Often this is the first opportunity we have to meet the Shadow (See Introduction). We ignore this aspect of ourselves at our peril and cannot afford to dismiss such an image when it appears. We must acknowledge this dream figure as a reflection of ourselves in order to deal with a learnt sense of inferiority.

If we do not. we are continually faced in life by our own sense of inferiority.

Intruder (also see individual entry and Burglar) The intruder in a woman’s dream is often a personification of her own Animus (see Introduction). In a man’s dream it characterises his Shadow (see Introduction). In either case it suggests the need for a change in attitude in order for the dreamer to be able to have a full and meaningful relationship with himself. King Almost invariably a king appearing in a dream represents the father or father figure.

A personality such as an emperor may- indicate that some of the father’s attitudes arc alien to the dreamer, but should perhaps be accepted. When the king is old or on the point of dying the dreamer will be able to reject outworn or old-fashioned family values. Ministers of all Religions (also see Authority Figures in this section and Archetypes) Ministers of all religions hold a special placc in the dream hierarchy; since their authority is given to them not by man alone, but to all intents and purposes by God or an ultimate power. There is therefore an ‘otherness’ about them. Man Any man appearing in a dream shows an aspcct or facet of the dreamer’s character in a recognisable form. Each of us has a repertoire or portfolio of behaviours, some of which are acceptable and some of which arc not. In dreams those behaviours and characteristics can be magnified so that thev are easily identified, often as personalities. By working with the characteristic, more energy and power becomes av ailable. Even when we are threatened by a negative character trait, we can still access room for improvement.

A man in a dream can identify the Shadow for a man, and the Animus for a woman (see Introduction).

An older man (if the man is white-haired or holy) can represent the innate wisdom we all have. Such a person can also signify the father in dreams. When a large man appears in our dreams we arc usually appreciating the strengths, certainties and protection which our basic beliefs give us.

A man in a woman’s dream signifies the more logical side of her nature. She has, or can develop, all the aspects of the masculine which enable her to function with success in the external world.

If the man is one she knows or loves she may be trying to understand her relationship with him.

An unknown man is generally that part of the dreamer’s personality which is not recognised. In a woman’s dream it is the masculine side of herself, and in a man’s dream it is the Self (see Introduction). Old People (also see Man and Woman) In dreams, old people can represent either our ancestors or grandparents, hence wisdom accrued from experience.

If the old person is male depending on the gender of the dreamer he will stand for either the Self or the Animus (see Introduction).

If female then she will signify the Great Mother or the Anima (see Introduction). .’Ml father figures, or representations of the father, will often appear old as if to highlight their remoteness.

A group of old people often appears in dreams. Usually this signifies the traditions and wisdom of the past - things sacred to the ‘tribe’ or family. Older people usually stand for our parents even though the dream figures may bear no relationship to them. Pirate Dreaming of a pirate suggests there is an aspcct of our personality which destroys our emotional connection with the soul.

Prince (Hero) and Princess (also see Archetypes) These figures represent those parts of ourselves, or others, who exist by right; that is, those aspects which have been brought into conscious awareness and authority. As the hero has taken responsibility for his own journey, so the prince and princess take responsibility for the lives they live.

Queen (Not only the present queen, but a historical one such as Victoria) This usually represents the dreamer’s relationship with his mother, and thus with women in authority generally. Stranger (also see Shadow in Introduction) The stranger in a dream represents that part of ourselves which we do not vet know. There may be a feeling of awe or of conflict with which we need to deal before we can progress. Twins (including the mirror- image of a figure in the dream) (also see individual entry) Twins in a dream can suggest two sides of our personality.

If they arc identical we may be recognising our ambiguous feelings about ourselves.

If not identical they suggest the inner self and the outer reality. Twins may also signify our projections into the world of our own personalities. Woman In a woman’s dream a woman, such as a family member or friend is often representative of an aspect of her own personality, but often one she has not yet fully understood. In a man’s dream such a figure denotes his relationship with his own feelings and with his intuitive side. It mav also show how he relates lo his female partner.

A goddess or holy woman signifies the highest potential for working with the Greater Good that the dreamer has. Oriental women appearing in dreams usually suggest the mysterious side of the feminine. In a man’s dream such a figure will often reveal his attitude to sexuality; while in a woman’s dream it will reveal more about her own intuitive transcendent jx)wers.

An older woman mostly represents the dreamer’s mother and her sense of inherited wisdom.

An unknown woman in dreams will represent either the Anima (see Introduction) in a man’s dream, or the Shadow (see Introduction) in a woman’s.

It is the qualities of surprise and intrigue which allow us to explore further the relevance of that figure. We can gain a great deal of information bccausc the figure is unknown.

3- When we begin to work spiritually with ourselves, there is a gargantuan store of knowledge which can be worked on, and with, to enhance our lives.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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RAFT

1- A raft is a place of safety; often amid turbulcnce. While it mav not be overly secure, it has the ability to support us. This is the kind of dream which occurs when we are dealing with emotional difficulties.

2- It can sometimes be meaningful to find out what the raft is made of. It can often appear in dreams as a symbol of transition, so the material can give the dreamer some idea of how to act.

3- The raft is an image connected with the spiritual transitions one must make in life.

It is less secure than the idea of a boat, but more secure than doing it alone.

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TIME

1- For time to be significant in a dream there is usuallv the necessity to measure it in some way, or to use a period of time as a measurement. Usuallv the dreamer is only aware of the passage of time, or that a particular time is meaningful in the dream - it Ls part of the dream scenario. On consideration, the time in the dream may symbolise a particular time in one’s life.

The daylight hours will thus suggest our conscious waking life. Wliere several days (or other long periods) pass Some other activity which is not relevant to uus has been going on.

The hours of the day These could refer lo a time of the dreamer’s life or it may simply be the number which is important (see Numbers). Afternoon This is a time of life when we can put our experience to good use. Evening The end of life highlights our ability to be more relaxed about our lives and activities. Mid-day When mid-day is suggested we are fully conscious and aware of our activities. Morning The first part of our life or our early experience is being highlighted. Night maybe a period of depression or secrecy. We may be introspective or simply at rest. Twilight can indicate in dreams a period of uncertainty and possible ambivalence insofar as our direction in life is concerned. It may also suggest a period of transition such as death.

2- To be early for an appointment in a dream suggests having to wait for something to happen before we can carry on our lives. Being late shows the dreamer’s lack of attention to detail or the feeling that time is running out. Watching the clock indicates the necessity to make time work for us.

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TOBACCO

1- Tobacco appearing in dreams will have different meanings depending on whether the dreamer is a smoker or not.

If he or she is a smoker, then tobacco, in the dream, is probably a comfort tool.

If not, then the symbolism is probably more to do with the idea of using tobacco to achieve a particular state of mind.

If the dreamer is smoking a pipe, there may be issues of masculinity to deal with.

2- It is said that Red Indians use tobacco to drive away bad spirits, and it is true that initially tobacco will give the person a mood lift. In dreams it is this symbolism of change which is the meaningful one.

3- Tobacco as a giver of visions mav be the symbolism here. ‘The dreamer may be interested in the idea of spirituality, but as yet has not found the right stimulation.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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WISDOM

1- Wisdom is a quality that is developed, often by being able to interpret our own and others dreams.

To dream that we arc wise indicates the potential we have to inn our lives successfully and to relate meaningfully to other people.

2- Any figure of wisdom appearing in dreams usually refers to the Self (see Introduction).

3- Confirmation of the dreamer’s spiritual integrity is represented by the presence of wisdom in a dream. It may often appear in the guise of a Wise Old Man (see Introduction).... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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WRITING

1- To dream of writing is an attempt to communicate information that one has. Sometimes the instrument we are writing with is important.

For instance, a pencil would suggest that the information is less permanent than with a pen, whereas a typewriter or word processor would tend to suggest business communication rather than personal.

2- Writing as a creative art is meaningful, and as a form of self- expression it perhaps allows us to communicate when spoken words are inadequate. In dreams we may learn how to communicate with ourselves in differing ways.

3- The dreamer may not be consciously aware of his spiritual progression.

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ABBREVIATIONS

(see Punctuation, Writing)

Initials for peoples’ names with whom you’ve had recent important

According to ancient dream oracles, a portent of the initials for future friends, lovers, or meaningful acquaintances. Look to the rest of the dream for more clarification on which outcome best applies.

Abbreviations for a well-known, easily recognized organization that has some symbolic import to your current situation.

For example, the AMA (American Medical Association) might relate directly to your health, and possibly the need to seek a physician’s advice.

A series of letters that acronymically relate to a well-known phrase or aphorism. While instances of this experience are less common, the subconscious sometimes reduces information into brief formats, akin to a mental shorthand. Even in this format, however, the dreamer usually recognizes the symbolic phrase quickly. One good example here would be the well-known “TGIF” as an abbreviation of “Thank God It’s Friday,” symbolizing some type of relief or jubilation.... The Language of Dreams

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FASTING

A dream that sometimes marks the heginning of a vision quest or other important religious sojourn. Moslems, Christians, Native Americans, and Jews alike use fasting as expressions of faith, or in the hopes of receiving divine missives.

An unsatisfied hunger within. Tlie question then becomes for what are you hungering?

A temporary abstinence from something meaningful in order to obtain something even more precious.... The Language of Dreams

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BARBECUE

Turning meat on a barbecue may represent creating a meaty or meaningful experience for friends. It may also indicate a transformational experience or may mean that you arc now “cooking.” metaphorically speaking. In other words, you are on the right track.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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SPARROW

Sparrow comes to deliver the message “look to the ordinary events of life as meaningful and special.” It can signify the practice of contemplation. Sparrow’s message is that what is most common can be good, or that the road most traveled is the one to takS.

(See Birds.)... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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BOOK, BOOK TITLE

Symbol: A book in a dream could be the “book of your life.”

Vision: Sitting in the middle of a lot of books or being in a huge library indicates the fear of being stretched too thin intellectually, or living with too much stress. Buying a book means interesting news is on the way that will serve you and others well. Reading a book: you are creating something new from your experiences, memories, and insights. Reading a serious book: you are gaining wisdom. Writing a book: you are dissatisfied with your present professional situation; you would like to rewrite “the script of your life.” See Library’.

Depth Psychology: Books and book titles are metaphors for what is happening inside you. Main motifs or tides usually mirror your emotional situation. Or the book itself may hold many of your life’s experiences, memories, and insights. Dreams about book titles contain messages that are particularly meaningful (analyze the title).... Dreamers Dictionary

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SIGNS OF THE ZODIAC. SINGING

Vision: Singing a song: right now you are at peace and happy. Hearing a choir: many meaningful hours ahead. Hearing or singing a happy song: expect good news. Hearing a sad song: bad news. Singing a sad song: you’re melancholy and you worry too much.

Depth Psychology: Singing means that you are at peace with yourself and the world around you.

A song in a dream: you are remembering past experiences and emotions. Was the song sad or happy? See Music, Song, Yodeling.... Dreamers Dictionary

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MAN

To dream of a man represents male attributes that you may possess – particularly the side that is hostile, pushy, logical, and spirited.

If the man is known to you, then this dream may be focusing on how you perceive the particular man.

If you are a woman and dream that you are in the arms of a man, this implies that you are acknowledging your masculine traits. Perhaps you are longing to have a meaningful partnership and this is the type of man you desire.

To see an old man in your dream symbolizes intelligence and the ability to offer absolution to those you have transgressed.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

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BREEZE

Material aspects: To dream of a breeze being meaningful indicates a contented state of mind. Wind and anything to do with air is usually considered to belong to the intellect, so by association a gentle breeze indicates love, while a stiff breeze indicates a degree of abrasiveness.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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GLASS

Material aspects: Dreaming of glass indicates the invisible but very tangible barriers we may erect around ourselves in order to protect ourselves from meaningful relationship with other people. They may also represent the barriers that other people put up and also be those aspects of ourselves that we have built up in our own defence.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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HORSESHOE

Material aspects: The horseshoe is also connected as a lucky symbol to weddings. Traditionally, dreaming of a horseshoe indicated there would shortly be a wedding in your family or peer group. Nowadays it is more likely to signify the commitment of a meaningful relationship.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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INTRUDER

The intruder in a woman’s dream is often a personification of her own animus. In a man’s dream it characterizes his shadow. In either case it suggests the need for a change in attitude in order for the dreamer to be able to have a full and meaningful relationship with himself. You may like to consult the entry for burglar as well as the individual entry.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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LEAF / LEAVES

Psychological / emotional perspective: When looking at our lives as a whole, leaves can signify a particular period of our lives – perhaps a period that has been meaningful and creative, a period of growth. Following a dream about leaves we may need to assess how to go forward in order to avail ourselves of the opportunities offered.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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RAFT

Psychological / emotional perspective: It can sometimes be meaningful to find out what the raft is made of. It can often appear in dreams as a symbol of transition, so the material can give us some idea of how to act.

If it were made of wood, for instance, it would suggest a readily available rigidity; if of car tyres or other waste material we need to recycle, or reuse the information we already know.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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TIME

Psychological / emotional perspective: For time to be significant in a dream there is usually the necessity to measure it in some way, or to use a period of time as a measurement. Usually we are only aware of the passage of time – often symbolized by a clock or watch – or that a particular time is meaningful in the dream, it is part of the dream scenario.

The time in the dream may symbolize a particular period in our life as follows: the daylight hours will thus suggest our conscious waking life. Where several days (or other long periods) appear to have passed we are conscious that some other activity, which is not particularly relevant to us, has been going on in the dream.

If we think of our lives as being a day long, the hours of the day will refer to a specific time in our lives. Thus, afternoon is a time of life when we can put our experience to good use; evening shows a more relaxed time; mid-day indicates we are fully conscious and aware of our activities. In the morning the first part of our life or our early experience is being highlighted, whereas night may be a period of depression or secrecy. We may be introspective or simply at rest. Twilight can indicate a period of uncertainty and possible ambivalence insofar as our direction in life is concerned.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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TOBACCO

Psychological / emotional perspective: Native americans are reputed to use tobacco to drive away bad spirits, and it is true that initially tobacco will give the person a mood lift. In dreams it is this symbolism of impending change that is meaningful. Trying to give up smoking in dreams suggests that we are attempting to live without false stimulation. Tobacco appearing in dreams will have different meanings depending on whether we smoke in waking life or not.

If we do, then tobacco, in the dream, is probably a comfort tool, though nowadays something of a guilty pleasure.

If not, then the symbolism is probably more to do with the idea of using tobacco to achieve a particular state of mind.

If the dreamer is smoking a pipe, there may be issues of masculinity to deal with.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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WRITING

Psychological / emotional perspective: Writing as a creative art is meaningful, and as a form of self-expression it perhaps allows us to communicate when spoken words are inadequate. In dreams we may learn how to communicate with ourselves in differing ways. Computers are a way of writing just as much as pens. Transcribing information in a dream signifies committing it to memory. At those times when we are arranging legal matters or agreements, but are actually not sure if we are doing the right thing, our signature can appear in dreams as obliterated or illegible.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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STRAWS (DRINKING STRAWS)

To see or use a drinking straw in your dream suggests that you have been taking some things for granted. Pay more attention to the people around you. You will find that you will build stronger and more meaningful bonds with them.

To dream that you are buying drinking straws indicates that you are trying to buy your way into a situation or relationship.... My Dream Interpretation

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ISLAMIC DREAM

Islamic Dream Interpretation - The extensive indexes and well organized layout of this valuable site make it a useful dream dictionary of types of dreams and their meaning. It is, moreover, the first Islamic guide in English to authentic dream interpretation.

It is hoped that this dictionary of dream interpretation will prove useful to students of culture and spirituality, but above all to seekers after truth. This is the most comprehensive report on islamic dream interpretation that you will ever read! Not only does it include timely tips and advice understanding how and why you dream, but also clues to help you zero in on and understand common symbols in dreams.


Dreams are messenger to us from the unknown. They are voices from our collective sub-conscious, warners of deep inner disturbance in the individual psyche, bearer of glad tidings of good things to come, or echoes of happy or sad and long hidden memories. As messenger from the unknown, dreams are often prophetic voices of the future. Hence, they have at times directed the course of the history of nations.

The dream of the prophet Abraham to sacrifice his son, his obedience to the Divine will and his willingness to submit in absolute faith to God made him the first true Muslim and the father of prophets.

The true interpretation of the dreams of the king of Egypt by the prophet Joseph saved both the Egyptians and the children of Israel from famine and death.

The dreams of the Prophet Muhammad, upon him and all the prophets of God be peace and blessings, marked the beginning of his revelation, the noble Qur’fm which changed the face of human history and civilization. Although dreams belong to the domain of personal experience, they are a universal phenomenon, and thus have played a crucial role in the formation of human culture. Throughout recorded human history, dreams and the interpre­tation of dreams have inspired sages and prophets, poets and kings, as well as the most creative psychologist/philosophers of our day.

The science of psycho­analysis of Carl Jung and his school rests on the fact that dreams form the inner diary of every human individual, and hence the need to read and interpret them correctly. This fact has for long been recognized by the sages and prophets of traditional cultures and religions. Not all dreams, however are either true or authentic. Those of the prophets and friends (awliya’s) of God are Divine revelations, true and sacred.

The dreams of pious men and women are almost always true and meaningful. Some dreams come from Satan, and are thus misleading. Others may be caused by physical or psychological problems such as stomach discomfort or emotional disturbance.

It is therefore important to distinguish true dreams from empty fantasies, and inspired dreams from satanic insinuations. This is a Divine gift to inspired prophets, holy persons and insightful sages. ... Dreampedia

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INTERPRETATION OF DREAMS

There are thousands of symbols, and it depends upon the context of one's own personal dream as to what they all mean for him / her. Look at it this way...a dream is like a puzzle, and although there are several pieces that are quickly pieced together because they are so obvious, the puzzle isn't complete until all the pieces are placed together bit by bit. Then you have the complete picture...until then, you-ll only have disjointed images that don't add up to anything coherent, and you'll still be confused..

Symbols in dream interpretation are just one piece of the puzzle. Each piece / symbol fits together and makes a complete picture. The entire dream tells the story, not just 1 or 2 symbols picked out of it, and each individual will have different nuances affecting the dream...such as daily influences perhaps integrating into the dream. For example: let's say you saw a movie yesterday about a vicious grizzly bear and it was frighteningly graphic, and then later that night you dreamt about a bear. This would be less meaningful than if you suddenly had a dream about a bear one night, without prior influences. That could be entirely different.

When interpreting dreams, the first thing everyone should consider is the typical universal meaning of the symbol / dream image. For instance, death symbolizes the end of something that's ready for change, and a new beginning. Most people start out highly resistive to changes of any sort, and see any upcoming change in their life as something foreboding and scary. Death dreams are usually about change.

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CYPRESS

(1) A cypress tree symbolizes death and mourning. See also Dead / Death.

(2) Being evergreen, however, it also symbolizes immortality; the hope of new life on the other side of death. See also Dead / Death.

(3) Of course, a cypress may have special significance for you: perhaps, for instance, you associate it with a Mediterranean holiday in which you experienced something meaningful.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

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SCISSORS

Cut out or get rid of what is no longer beneficial to growth. Fear of being cut by scissors means we are afraid of cutting ourselves off from part of the self. Cutting a picture or message out of a book or magazine means wanting to keep something that is meaningful to us, whether idea or ideal, and make it part of the reality of our lives.... The Dream Books Symbols

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CAFETERIA

Food in varieties and in abundance such as in a cafeteria or an “all one can eat” environment may suggest ideas that need to be digested.

The statement “food for thought” may be a meaningful way of understanding this dream. Too much may mean one is fed up with a condition or relationship.

If fear surrounds the selection of food, the dream may be indicating the basic fight or flight response to something threatening to eat you, or that a lot has been “eating at” the dreamer lately.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

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SPIRITUAL OR MYSTICAL DREAMS

Tibetan Buddhists call these‘dreams of clarity’ because such dreams go beyond everyday situations and concerns into a space of‘the divine’. You may wake up from such a dream with a feeling of awe and unreality, knowing that something special and mystical has transpired.

The more you focus on the spiritual aspects of your waking life, the more likely it is that you will have a mystical, visionary or spiritual dream. The Tibetan dream yoga tradition, in common with other Eastern practices, encourages daily meditation and other self- awareness rituals to help clear the mind so that you may be open to receiving spiritual dreams during sleep.

Spiritual dreams are often categorized in several ways: Numinous dreams are dreams in which you can achieve practically anything, since you possess‘numen’, or divine power. Transpersonal dreams are those in which you go beyond personal concerns into a concern for the needs of all humanity. Transcendent and spiritual dreams are those in which you make contact with higher or divine knowledge; in such dreams, you might interact with angels, spirits, gurus or other divine messengers and learn profound lessons about ultimate human values, such as compassion, courage and selfdiscipline.

Scrooge’s dream in A Christmas Carol is a classic example of a spiritual dream. As was the case with Scrooge, a spiritual dream leaves you feeling inspired, motivated, filled with hope and at peace. Many dream experts believe that these special dreams have the ability to give your life new meaning and offer a higher perspective on life in general. Spiritual dreams stand out and are rarely forgotten. It is not uncommon to glean incredible insight from this type of dream, information that assists you in various areas throughout the rest of your life. Spiritual dreams are most likely to occur during the following periods in your life:

1. Before a significant change.

2. Before or during a shift in your perception about yourself and your life.

3. After a commitment to something meaningful has been expressed and is genuinely being pursued.

4. Following a major loss or change.

5. When becoming more aware of yourself, your circumstances, your life.

6. During emotional and spiritual breakthroughs, such as taking a class, attending therapy, practicing yoga or meditation.

7. During a recovery process.... The Element Encyclopedia

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PLACES

Whatever happens in your dream, the landscape or setting in which the action takes place will be extremely significant to the interpretation.

When interpreting your dreamscape, bear in mind that the setting is often a vivid clue about the topic of your dream and a metaphor for a real-life situation you may be dealing with, whether external, such as relationship demands or internal, such as an inner conflict. Jung paid close attention to the details of landscape and setting in his work on dream analysis, looking for clues to the emotional condition of his patients. For example, a sunny scene might indicate optimism and a gray landscape a gloomy view on life. He believed that the purpose of dreamscapes is to mirror feelings and concepts concerning inner development.

In short, landscapes and settings in dreams refer to the feelings you have about yourself and your life, and however meaningful the other symbols in your dream may be, they only really make sense if interpreted within their context. It would be impossible to list all the possible settings here as every dream can have its own unique dreamscape. Listed below are just some of the limitless possibilities that your dreaming mind might conjure up.

If you can’t find your specific landscape, setting or symbol here, try looking for it under the relevant entry in the index. See also BUILDINGS; HOME; NATURE AND THE SEASONS; WEATHER.... The Element Encyclopedia

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FICTIONAL CHARACTER

In dreams, fictional characters that do not exist in everyday life may appear.

For example, you may dream of sharing a birthday party with a twin sister you don’t have in waking life; perhaps a character from your favorite TV show, movie or novel appears in your dreams. All your dreams are connected in some way with your life, so just because these people don’t exist in real life doesn’t mean they are less meaningful in dreamland or have any less resemblance to your waking life. In general, fictional characters exaggerate the qualities found in someone close to you so you can better understand the dynamics of the relationship or situation; one might say that the characters are often one dimensional so that their message is more easily understood. For example, Darth Vader from the Star Wars movies may represent, or highlight, a mean streak that your boss is displaying. And fictional characters can also reflect an aspect of yourself that has relevance to your waking life.

If this is the case, they usually do so to let you know the source of your current problem or to remind you of qualities you didn’t know you had. For example, dreaming about Scarlet O’Hara from Gone with the Wind may remind you that you are tougher and more resilient than you think you are.... The Element Encyclopedia

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