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10 COMMON DREAMS

TEETH

My most popular requests for dream interpretation are by far, dreams about teeth falling out. Apparently this is quite disturbing to people who have this dream...they simply MUST know what it means! In my experience, a dream about one’s teeth falling out usually symbolizes that the dreamer is having a challenge getting their voice heard, or feelings acknowledged. This may be referring to their conversations with a particular person such as their significant other, boss or friend; or can be generalized for people who are shy; to include almost everyone they come in contact with. The dreamer needs to brush up on conversational skills, believe in the value of their own opinion, learn how to be less intimidated by aggressive people, and become more assertive in making their voice heard. Once they do that, this dream (which is a common recurring dream) should evolve, show improvement or disappear altogether.


PEOPLE

Every person that appears in a dream is supposed to represent an aspect of One’s Self, and not actually be about that other person at all. Rather, it is a quality or characteristic about that person that your dream is focusing on, and how it applies to YOU.

Try to think about what aspect(s) this could be. It can be something you admire and wish to follow or incorporate into your own personality. It could be a more negative characteristic that you may dislike intensely in your waking life, but which is telling you something about yourself and your beliefs, judgments or attitude. It could be a call to alter your thinking in some manner, in order to be more open-minded and accepting of this aspect in others and your own personality, because it is hampering your spiritual growth & making life harder for yourself. The other person in your dream is always mirroring something back to you about YOURSELF.

Try to discover what that something is, and go from there. Once you get it through your head that the other person’s appearance in your dream is NOT about them, but really about YOU, then you will be much more successful interpreting your own dreams. This takes constant reinforcing - I still find myself wanting to think it’s about that other person instead of me.

FLYING

usually represents freedom from the physical body, as we experience in sleep & while dreaming where we don’t use our physical bodies but instead use our mental & spiritual bodies to experience our dreams. Everybody seems to have a natural inclination to want to fly, unless that is changed by a fear of flying due to a frightening incident in his or her waking lives. Flying = freedom. This could mean a desire for freedom, an “escape” from restraints in your physical life (like a mini-vacation for the mind) or any number of possibilities. Tie it in with the context of your dream...what were you doing in your dream besides flying? How did it make you feel? Also, the type of flying I’m referring to here is the person flying on their own without an airplane or any aircraft at all. Airplanes & other aircraft are different symbols dealing with spiritual awareness, among other things.


SCHOOL

This type of dream relates to your current “lesson in life,” and if you learn how to interpret it, you’ll find out how you are progressing...yes, folks, you’re still taking tests and getting graded! Our “true selves” are our souls, and not our physical bodies. You are a spirit / soul having a physical dream, not the other way around. Ever feel like your life is like a play, and you are acting out some role that you don’t even understand, even surprising yourself with your actions sometimes? Bingo! When we sleep, that proverbial “Veil of Forgetfulness” that prevents us from “cheating on the test” is lifted, and we are shown what type of progress we are making (or, GULP, not making) and given guidance on what to do next. We always have free will in our waking physical lives, though.

If we stubbornly refuse to finish our tests, then we have that right - but we are doomed to repeat it until we pass it. And each time we turn away from the test, the next time it will be more unpleasant until finally we are forced to acknowledge it’s importance for our growth. The things we consider vitally important in our waking physical lives are not nearly as important as the TRUE reason we are here, which is to overcome our shortcomings so that we may get closer to our Source / God / Higher Power. To avoid learning the lesson is like forcing your soul to a fate similar to the mythical Greek god named Sisyphus who was doomed to keep rolling a boulder uphill for eternity, only to watch it roll back down & have to repeat the same tedious hard chore again & again. That sounds like school to me! So pay attention to the messages in dreams about schools, and you may advance faster. Do you really want to repeat kindergarten again?


CAR or VEHICLE

This is supposed to symbolize you in your waking life, in your physical body. Your physical body is used by the soul pretty much like we use a car...it’s driven for awhile and we give it gas / nourishment & repairs as needed until it stops running, and then we go back home. Pay attention to your car, which symbolizes your physical body. Are you behind the wheel, or is someone else in control? You want to be in charge of your life, naturally. What is the color & condition of this vehicle? Do you seem to be driving it the right way, on a safe road in good condition, or is the road rocky, winding, or suddenly ends at a cliff? That would signal that you need redirection. The bigger the vehicle, the more energy you may be successfully using for your daily lessons, depending on the context of your dream. Note all clues as to how you are faring, and make adjustments accordingly.


HOUSE

You drive a car, but typically you LIVE in a house/apartment. Dreams about a house symbolize a larger aspect of your Self, and the aspects of self, which make us whole. Each room is said to symbolize a different aspect of your Self, for example:

An Attic symbolizes your Higher Self, and your spiritual development & progress. Look at other symbols in the attic of your dream, and try to evaluate what they mean. Also pay attention to the feeling(s) you experience in your dream...is it serious, enlightening or what, exactly? All these things are clues for you.

A Bathroom would symbolize the need for cleansing / purging / elimination of something in your life that isn’t quite working, or that has served it’s purpose and now it’s time to move on.


A Kitchen would symbolize the need or act of supplying nourishment or food for the body / mind / soul...whatever is currently “cooking” or developing in your life.

If the food is plentiful, you have what you need.

If the cupboard is bare, time to go shopping for new nourishment, and you need to figure out what is needed for that “shopping list.”

A Dining Room is similar to the kitchen, but has more to do with immediate needs for supplying & utilizing nourishment, and less with the preparation or taking stock of those needs.

The Main Room or Living Room symbolizes your daily interactions with others, and often you will have other people appearing in your dreams in this room. Remember, they represent aspects of YOUR Self, and not themselves.

(See PEOPLE, above)

Bedrooms symbolize the unconscious mind aspect of your self, rest, dreams, sometimes and sexuality issues in your life.

The Upstairs symbolizes your spiritual awareness aspect of self, or the Higher Self that holds all the keys or knowledge to this life’s role you are acting out, and always has your higher good looked after, no matter how it might seem otherwise.

The Downstairs / Basement symbolizes your subconscious mind / aspect of self, which deals with habits, old coping skills, self-regulation, ego.

That’s usually the part of our Selves that makes us feel “torn” between knowing we should do one thing, and inexplicably ending up doing the opposite.

(Don’t you HATE that?)

Old belief patterns & fears have to be corrected, if that is the case. Tackle & overcome it, and you will feel much more peaceful about your life.

The Ground Floor of a house represents your daily agenda; what’s currently going on in your life.

Revisiting Old Houses from Childhood or Earlier Times: this points to issues that probably are resurfacing in your current life, and need to be looked at, analyzed, and healed so you can move forward and not backward.

If you find yourself repeating the same old tired mistakes, or dealing with the same old tired fears, chances are you will have this dream.

A Hallway symbolizes that you have reached an area that is necessary to journey through in order to get to the other side, and it may be a narrow path that has to be traversed with care and awareness.

If you have that “closed in, claustrophobic feeling” then you need to expand your awareness/open your mind to more possibilities for completing this phase of your journey.

TORNADO

This symbol points to emotional turmoil, as in a “whirlwind of emotions”; and / or rapid or sudden changes in your life.

It is a sign to “get a grip” on what is possibly spinning out of control & deal more effectively with your emotions. Meditation and finding some private “thinking time” for yourself might be a good idea.


COLORS

Pink: the color of love in all its forms. Often used to show healing through love.

Red: passion or anger.

Black: the unconscious mind; void; death of the old.

Grey: fear or confusion. White: truth, “coming clean,” purity; can also be symbolic of death & new beginnings.

Green: healing, growth, newness.

Blue: spirituality; could be a metaphor for “being blue” (look at context of dream).

Yellow: peacefulness, hope (as in “sunny disposition”); could be a cowardice metaphor.


NUMBERS

I am not a numerologist, but I will put a few basic numbers here

One: unity, completeness.

Two: balance of yin-yang principles, or male / female energies-either it’s needed or it’s achieved.

Three: (common dream symbol) the trinity of the Father, Son & Holy Spirit, and the 3 principles uniting in harmony, as in body-mind-spirit harmony. This dream has an important spiritual message for you - pay attention!

Five: changes!


BABY or PREGNANCY

Newness or creation in your life, a new aspect of self is being formed and coming into being!... Common Dreams

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132 COMMON DREAMS

ACORNS

To dream of acorns, and that you eat one, denotes you will rise gradually to riches and honour.

If you do not eat, and throw one on the ground, you will quickly get rich, but another will enjoy your property.


ADULTERY

To dream that you have committed it shows great contentions and debates; but to dream you have resisted the temptation, shows victories over your enemies.


ADVERSARIES

To dream you meet with an adversary, denotes that you will overcome some obstacle to your happiness—if you are a lover, you will conqu er some powerful rival, and be happy.


ASSES

To dream you ride an ass, that bears your blows, and the more you beat, the slower his pace, denotes that you will be married to a virtuous industrious wife, but your passion will ruin her.

If the ass mends his pace under your blows, and throws you she will prove incontinent.


ALIAR

To dream you are at the altar, and receive the holy sacrament. is a very unfavourable omen, and denotes many heavy and severe afflictions.


AIR

To dream that you see it cloudy, and afterwards clear and serene, denotes one part of your lifetime will prove unhappy, the latter part the reverse.


ANGLING

To dream you are angling, betokens loose desires in the m ale; such as seeking opportunities of inveigling some innocent female.


ANGER

To dream that you are in a passion and angry with any one, denotes you have many enemies ! if you are in love, be sure that some rival is slandering you to your sweetheart.

If you dream you see another in a passion with you; it is more favourable, if you are in love, your sweetheart will fall sick, and you will experience some weighty loss.


ANGELS

To dream you see angels, is a sure sign that some one is near you—if a woman with child dreams of them, she will have a good time, perhaps twins.


APPLES

To dream of seeing apples, and they eat sweet and ripe, is a sure sign of prosperity, especially to virgins; if they should eat sour, it signifies much sorrow and unhappiness.


APPAREL

To dream that your apparel is proper and suited to the season of the year, denotes prosperity and happiness. To dream you are dressed in new clothes, is a favourable sign, and portends honour and succsss in your undertakings.


APPARITION

So dream you see a ghost, is very unfortunate: If it is of a comely aspect, and dressed in white, it shews deceit and temptation to sin; if you are in love, it is a sign of your not being beloved in turn, and that you are in the habits of friendship with one who is your most inveterate enemy.


ARMS

To dream that your arms are withered and decayed, shows that the person will decline in health or fortune; if they appear to be more plump and grow strong, you will meet with unexpected prosperity; if your arms are broken, you will lose some dear friend by removing to a great distance, if your right arm is cut off, you will loose a near male relation, if the left, a female.


AUTHORITY

It is good always for a rich man to think or dream he is in authority.


BACON

To dream of bacon, denotes the death of some friend or relation, and that enemies will endeavour to do you a mischief; in love, it denotes disappointment and discontent.


BARLEY - BEEAD

To dream of eating barley-bread, betokens health and great comfort to the dreamer.


BOAT

To dream you are in a boat on clear water, is very good, and indicates joy and prosperity.


BULLOCK

To dream a bullock pursues you, beware of some powerful enemy, particular if the dreamer is a female: It a cow, a female is an enemy.


BATHING

To dream you bathe, and the water seems clear, you are sure to prosper, everything will be well with you; but if the sorw. water appears muddy, you will be apt to meet with shame and sorrow.


BED

To dream that you are in bed, implies that he or she will be married at the end of the month.


BREAD

To dream you see a great quantity of loaves, denotes success in life. To dream that you are eating good bread, denotes many friends.


BEES

To dream they sting you, denotes loss of good character, and if you are in love, of your sweetheart.


BALL

To dream of dancing at a ball denotes that you will be addressed by a lover; the prospect will be a momentary pleasure he will become your husband to a certainty


BURIED

To dream yourself or friend is buried, fortells a serious fit of illness.


CHURCH

To dream that you are in church, and that the parson and pulpit are in white, and that he preaches a sermon to your taste, you will soon be married.

If the parson is in black, and the congregation sing a hymn, it denotes grief.


CATS

If a man dreams of a cat, and he caress her, and she scratches him, his sweetheart is a spiteful termagant.

If a female dreams of a cat that acts similarly, she may rest assured that she has a rival.


CLOCK

If you dream the clock falls or breaks, it denotes danger, especially to the sick.

It is always better to dream of counting the hours of the forenoon than the afternoon.


CHEESE

To dream you eat cheese denotes profit.


CAKE

To dream that you make a cake signifies joy and prosperity.


COALS

To dream of clear burning coals, denotes prosperity, especially in love; coals in their natural state indicate trouble and discontent; extinguished coals, announce the fall of fortune, or the death of some near friend.


CLIMBING

To dream you are climbing a tree, and gain the top, you will rise to preferment, or your love will succeed; or if you dream you climb a very steep hill, foretells many difficulties in life.


CANDLE

To dream a candle burns bright and clear denotes a pleasing letter from your sweetheart; but if the candle’s blaze gets cull, you will be disappointed.


CROWNS

To dream of crowns denotes riches and honour.


CARDS

To dream you are playing at cards, it denotes that you will soon be in love.

If you hold a great many court cards, if you are single, you will soon be married and happy.


CORN

To dream you are gathering ripe corn, promises you success in your enterprise, but if it is blighted or mildewed, you will be a great loser.


CARROTS

To dream of them denotes prosperity in life; if you have children they will all thrive, if you are in love your suit will be successful.


DAIRY

To dream you are in a dairy, skimming the cream off the milk, and that your sweetheart partakes of the cream, denotes him inclined to luxury. But if he drinks the milk, it is a sign of frugality.


DARKNESS

To think yourself in the dark, is a token of affliction, and loss in trade; to get out of darkness, into sudden light, is a sign of rising to eminence, or of escaping out of prison.


DEATH

To dream of death, denotes happiness and long life. To see him sink into the ground, is a certain death. The married to dream of death, implies a loss or second union.


D OGS

If they fawn and fondle upon you, it is a lucky omen: if they are barking and snarling at you, then depend that enemies are secretly endeavouring to destroy your reputation; if you are in love be careful of your present sweetheart.


DEVIL

To dream of the devil denotes many troubles.

If he appears in fire immediate misfortunes will befall yau. A widow to dream of the devil, after she has buried a bad husband, is sure to have another—so widows, beware.


DANCING

To dream you are dancing at a ball, or entertainment, fortells you will shortly receive some joyful news from a long absent friend : to the sailor, a pleasant and successful voyage, increase of children to married persons; and to those in trade, much business, and happy in marriage.


DROWNING

To dream you are drowning, or see another so situated, is good to the dreamer, and denotes that he will be preserved through many strange difficulties.


DEBT

To dream you are in debt, and pursued by bailiffs, indicates that you will fall into some unexpected difficulties, or great danger.


ELEPHANT

To dream of an elephant, is a very fortunate dream it denotes an acquirement of riches, and happy wedlock.


EAGLES

To dream you see an eagle or a hawk perched, and they suffer you to caress them, you will be married to a military man, either a officer, serjeant, or private.


EATING

To dream you see others eating, is a bad omen. But if you dream you are asked to eat, and partake of those things you like best, some relief, perhaps will follow.


EGGS

To dream of eggs, is honourable. whatever you are then about will succeed. To dream of broken eggs, if married, you will have no children. But to dream of eating them, you will have many.


EVIL SPIRITS

If you see evil spirits in your dream, it is a sign of sickness, if you seem to exercise them, and they vanish, you will get over your difficulties.


EARTHQUAKE

To dream of an earthquake, warns y ou to be cautious and careful.

If you see houses tumble, your friend s will feel a shock, public confidence is lost, or some dire calamity will defall them.


FLIES

To dream of flies or other vermin, denotes enemies of all sorts. To dream of killing them is a very good omen.


FOX

To dream of a fox is the forerunner of much difficulties, beware of some designing adversaries.


FALL

To dream you fall into the mire, and you are covered with filth, if a servant, you will lose your character through pilfering; if the dirt gets into your eyes, you will experience confinement, most likely be imprisoned; if you see clouds rapidly moving beware of transportation. To run and fall, then rise, and run again, is a sign that you have a litigious temper that will ruin you. But to dream you run without interruption, is a sign of indifference, and that you will accomplish your design.


FIRE

To dream of fire, denotes happiness, health and marriage, and many children. To dream you see burning lights descending, as it were from heaven, is a very bad sign; it portends Some dreadful accident to the dreamer, such as being hanged, loosing your head, having your brains dashed out, breaking a leg, or other strange accidents—to the lover, it also denotes the loss of the affections of your sweetheart.—to the tradesman, bad success in business. To dream that you are burnt by fire, denotes great danger, and that enemies will injure you, to the sailor, storm and ship wreck.


FORTUNE

To dream you make a sudden fort une, is a very bad omen.


FIELDS

If in your dream you are crossing newly ploughed fields, promises some unexpected misfortune from a person who has no children, if the fields are covered with corn, it denotes having children.


FINGER

If you cut your finger and the blood runs, you will get money where you least expect it; if you do not see any blood you will have a quarrel or law suit for money which you paid before.


GIFTS

To dream you have any thing given to you is a sign that some good is about to happen to you; it also denotes that speedy marriage will take place between you and your sweetheart.


GEESE

To dream of geese is the forerunner of good, they denote success and riches, also faithful sweethearts.


GARDEN

If you are walking in a beautiful garden, you will soon be advanced in fortune, if you are gathering the fruits of it, you will be happy in marriage, and have many children.


GALLOWS

To dream of the gallows, is a most fortunate omen, it shows that the dreamer will become rich, and arrive at great honours.


GRAVE

To dream you see a grave, fortells sickness and disappointment, if you are in love, depend you will marry your present sweetheart.


GIANTS

To dream of seeing giants is ominous of good if you are in trade, you will have a great increase of business.


HAIL

Dreaming o f hail, denotes grief and much sorrow.


HATRED

To dream o f being hated, by friends or enemies, is an ill omen.


HILLS

T o dream of travelling over steep hills, shows that you will encounter many difficulties. and enter upon some arduous undertakings; if you descend the hill easily, you will get the better of all your difficulties.


HOUSE

To dream of building a house is a very favourable omen; if you are in trade it denotes success, in love, that your sweetheart is good tempered and faithful, and will make you very happy.


H UNTING

To dream that you are hunting a fox, and that he is killed, shows much trouble through the pretensions of false friends, but that you will discover them, and overcome all their machinations.


INFANTS

To dream of infants shows trouble, and in health, except you see them playing, you may then expect to receive great satisfaction from a distant part.


ICE

Dreaming of ice is a very favourable omen; to the lover it shows your sweetheart is of an amiable temper, and faithful; to the tradesman, it denotes success and riches, to the farmer a plentiful harvest.


IRON

For one to dream he hurt with iron, shows he will receive damage.


KEYS

To dream of keys is favourable, to a person in trade and to a sailor—they denote some gift, and that the dreamer will become rich.


KNIFE

To dream you give a knife, indicates you will have much contention; to give one to your intended, shows he will loose her; she will cut your acquaintance.


LETTER

If you receive a letter in your dream, it betokens a legacy or presents; if you send a letter, you will shortly relieve a person who is in distress.


LADDER

To dream you climb a ladder, denotes a happy marriage with the object of your affections, and that you will become by industry, rich, and settle your children happily.


LINEN

To dream you are dressed in clean linen, denotes that you will shortly receive some glad tidings— if it is dirty, then poverty, a prison and disappointment in love, with the loss of something valuable


LION

To dream of seeing a lion, denotes that you will appear before your betters, accumulate riches, and marry a woman of great spirit.


MEAT

To dream you are buying meat, signifies that friends will step forward, and be of great assistance to you, and that you will overcome difficulties, and acquire great riches


MONEY

To dream of paying money denotes success in you afairs, the birth of a child, or the gain of a law suit; if received, you will thrive.


MOTHER

To dream of seeing your mother, is a certain paognostic of some agreeable adventure being about to happen to you, and that you will hear from a friend at a distance.


NUSIC

To dream you hear delicious music, is a very favourable omen; it denotes joyful news from a long absent friend.


MOON

To dream of the moon is a very favourable omen, it denotes sudden and unexpected joy, great success in love, and that the dreamer is tenderly beloved. To dream of seeing the new moon is good for tradsmen, farmers, and lovers; it is the forerunner of success snd happiness. To handsome women it is a good sign to see a full moon, but not to ugly ones.


M ONKIES

To dream of monkies is ominous ef evil, they announce deceit in love, unfaithfulness in the married state, undutiful children, malibious enemies, and an attack by thieves.


NAKEDNESS

To dream of nakedness, denotes scandal of character, to dream you see a naked woman is lucky; it fortels that some unexpected honours await you.


NIGHTMARE

To dream of being ridden by the nightmare, is a sign of sudden marriage, or to be domineered over by a fool.


OYSTERS

To dream of eating oysters, indicates a coming of much w an t; to open oysters shews we stand in need of assiduity in our business.


ORANGES

To dream you are eating oranges, implies grief and wounds.


OXEN

To dream of seeing fair and white cattle, shows virtuous inclination; to see fat or lean oxen, signifies present gain or mis­fortune.


ORCHARD

To dream you are in an orchard, denotes that you will become rich by the inheritance of a good legacy— that you will marry much to your advantage.


OAK

To dream of seeing the stately oak, is a sign of long life riches, and great gain.


PAPER

To dream you write on paper, signifies an accusation will be made against you.


PICTURES

To dream you are looking at any beautiful pictures, denotes that you will be allured by false appearances into some very disagreeable situation; if you are mrrried, be sure your partn e r deceives you, and prefers another; and that the person who estranged her affections is your most intimate friend.


PIT

To dream of falling into a deep pit, shows that some very heavy misfortune is about to attend you—that your sweetheart is false and prefers another—to a sailor, it forbodes some sad disaster at the next port you touch a t.


PLAYS

Dreaming of seeing a comedy, or farce, indicates sucmuch god, cess in business; to dream of acting in a play, seldom indicates much good.


PURSE

To dream of loosing a purse, signifies good, if it be full; but bad. if it be emty. To dream of finding a purse, is a very favourable omen.


QUARRELLING

To dream you are quarrelling denotes that some unexpected news will reach you. and that your sweetheart is about to marry another.


RAIN

To dream of being in a shower of rain, denotes great success in your undertakings, it is particularly favourable to lovers it denotes costancy, affection and a sweet temper.


RIVER

To dream of seeing river water clear, indicates good but to dream of swimning in the sea signifies great peril and danger.


RATS

To dream of rats, is a sign of many enemies and that you are exposed to many dangers from pretended friends.


READING

To dream you are reading scientific books shows approaching wisdom.


SHEEP

To dream you see a flock of sheep feeding, denotes success in life.


SNOW

To dream you see the ground all covered with snow, is a favourable dream; to a young man; shows he will marry a virgin and have children.x


SHOES

To dream you have a new pair denotes triumph over enemies


SWIMMING

To dream you are swimming with your head under water shows that you will experience some great trouble, and hear some very unpleasant news from a person you thought dear. To dream you are swimming with your head above the water denotes great success in your undertakings, whether they be love, sea farming.


TEETH

To dream you loose your teeth denotes the loss of some friend by death; and that troubles and misfortunes are about to attend you.


TAVERN

To dream you are in a tavern, feasting with friends, signifies joy and comfort


TREASURE

To dream you find a treasure, shows you will be betrayed by your bosom friends.


THIEVES

To dream you fall into the hands of thieves, shows loss and trouble.


THUNDER

Dreamimg of thunder signifies affliction to the rich; but to the poor repose.


TREES

To dream you are cutting down trees, forbodes heavy losses in business; to climb them, denotes advancement in dignity.


VAULTS

To dream o f being in hollow vaults, deep cellars, or at the bottom of coal-pits, signifies that you will match with a widow.


VINEGAR

To dream you drink vinegar, indicates sickness.


VICTUALS

To dream of eating victuals, signifies loss of money V ERMIM. To dream of being covered with vermin, such as lice, betokens long sickness, if the lice remain; bnt if you cast them off yon will be delivered of troubles.


WALKING

To dream you are walking in a dirty muddy place, fortels sickness and vexation; to a lover, it denotes his sweetheart to be bad tempered and unfaithful; to the tradesman, it fortels dishonest servants and loss of goods by fire.


WHEAT

To dream you see or are walking in a field of wheat, denotes great prosperity and riches—in love, a completion of your most sanguine, wishes, and fortels much happiness, with fine children when you marry.


WOLF

To dream of a wolf, signifies an avaricious, cruel, and despotic person; if you dream you conquer a wolf, you will conquer a designing enemy, who has long endeavoured to prey on you—to dream you are bitten by one, shows you will receive some injury from a pretended friend.


WOOD

To dream you are cutting or chopping of wood, shows that you will be happy in your family, and become rich and respectable in life.


WEDDINGS

For a man while sick, to dream of wedding a maid, denotes death; if to a deformed woman, it signifies discontent; to a handsome person much joy.


WINE

To dream of drinking wine with absent friend, signifies a speedy meeting; but to be drinking it by yourself, indicates you will became a great drunkard; and if you do, you may depend on it, it will speedily prove your ruin.


WAR

To dream of war, denotes trouble and danger to all.


WATER

To dream you are drinking water, denotes great trouble and adversity in trade, loss of business and arrest.


WASPS

To dream you are stung by wasps, signifies vexation and trouble by envious persons.


WATER - MILL

To dream of being at one is a favorable omen.


WOOL

To dream you are buying or selling of wool, denoted prosperity and great affluence, by means of industry and trade; to the lover it is a favorable omen; your sweetheart is thereby shown to be of an amiable disposition, very constant, and deeply in love with you.


WIFE

A man to dream that h e sees his wife married to another, it betokeus some change of affairs.


WINDS

To dream of high winds, storms and showers of rain, shows you will be crossed in love.


YELLOW

To dream of yellow colour, denotes to the married women, great trouble from a female friend, and the loss of her husband’s affections. To the lover it signifies he will marry a virgin, who will give herself up to the first man she likes.


YOUNG

To dream you are young, fortels peace, delight, and fruition of your desire.


YOKE

To dream of having to bear the yoke, denotes danger, if it be a woman, she will be ready and willing to obey her husband, and careful to govern her family.


YEW TREE

An indication of the funeral of a very aged person, by whose death the dreamer will derive some benefit, or a protecting hand among the relations of the deceased person.


ZONE

When you dream of zones, fortels much trouble and vexation; to the tradesman, imprisonment, and loss of goods; to the lover, unfaithfulness in his sweetheart, and disappointments in his undertakings.


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20 COMMON DREAMS

Partial excerpt from “Dream Language” by Jim & Michal Ann Goll Various ministries and organizations have logged literally thousands of dreams and therefore have been able to decipher the most common dreams that people have.

The following is not a comprehensive list and they are not listed in any particular order, but they are 20 of the most common dreams that people experience.


Dreams of Your House

This one would easily rank in the top five most common dreams. The house normally represents your life, and the circumstances taking place in the house reflect the specific activities in your life. These dreams may also reflect the church as well.

Individual rooms of the house may represent specific things. For instance, if the bedroom appears, the dream may have something to do with issues of intimacy.

The bathroom may represent a need for cleansing. The family room may be a clue that God wants to work on family relationships and so on.


Dreams of Going to School

These dreams often center on taking of tests. The tests may be for the purpose of promotion. Or you might find yourself searching for your next class-an indication that guidance is needed or a graduation has just occurred. You might be repeating a class you took before, possibly meaning that you have an opportunity to learn from past failures. High School dreams may be a sign that you are enrolled in the School of the Holy Spirit (H.S. = High School = Holy Spirit). There are limitless possibilities.

These are just a few examples. Interesting enough, the Teacher is always silent when giving a test!


Dreams of Various Vehicles

These may indicate the calling you have on your life, the vehicle of purpose that will carry you from one point to another. Cars, planes, buses, etc., may be symbols of the type or even the size of the ministry you are or will be engaged in. That’s why there are different kinds of vehicles. Note the color of the vehicle.

If it is a car, what is the make and model? Observe who is driving it. Are you driving or is someone else driving? If someone else is driving, who is it? Do you know the person? Is it a person from your past? If the driver is faceless, this may refer to a person who will appear sometime in your future or that the Holy Spirit Himself is your driving guide.


Dreams Concerning Storms

Storm dreams tend to be intercessory, spiritual warfare-type dreams. They are particularly common for people who have a calling or gift in the area of discerning of spirits. These dreams often hint of things that are on the horizon –both dark, negative storms of demonic attack for the purpose of prayer, intercession, and spiritual warfare, as well as showers of blessing that are imminent. What kind of storm is it? Are there tornadoes involved? What color are they. Tornadoes can indicate change that is coming good or bad. Also tornadoes can indicate great destruction.


Dreams of Flying or Soaring

Flying dreams deal with your spiritual capacity to rise above problems and difficulties and to soar into the heavenlies. These are some of the most inspirational and encouraging in tone of all dreams. When awakening from a dram where you fly or soar, you often wake up feeling exhilarated –even inebriated- in the Spirit.

Ascending-type dreams are more unusual yet edifying. Remember, we are seated with Christ Jesus in heavenly places far above all principalities and powers.


Dreams of Being Naked or Exposed

These dreams indicate that you will be or are becoming transparent and vulnerable.

Depending on your particular situation, this may be exhilarating or fearful and could reveal feelings of shame. Note: these dreams are not meant to produce embarrassment but rather draw you into greater intimacy with the Lord and indicate places where greater transparency is required. These types of dreams often appear during times of transition where you are being dismantled in order to be re-mantled.


Dreams of Condition of Your Teeth

Often, these dreams reveal the need for wisdom. Are your teeth loose, rotten, falling out, or are they bright and shiny? Do you have a good bite? Are you able to chew your cud? Teeth represent wisdom, and often teeth appear to loose in a dream.

What does that mean? It may mean that you need a wisdom application for something you are about to bit off. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.


Dreams of Past Relationships

This kind of dream may indicate that you are being tempted to fall back into old patterns and ways of thinking. Depending upon who the person is in the dream, and what this person represents to you, these dreams might also be an indication of your need to renew your former desires and godly passions for good things in life.

Seeing a person from your past does not usually mean that you will literally renew your old relationship with that individual. Look more for what that person represents in your life – for good or bad. A person who was bad in your life may represent God’s warning to you not to relapse into old habits and mind-sets that were not profitable. On the other hand, a person who was good in your life may represent God’s desire or intention to restore good times that you thought were gone.


Dreams of Dying

These dreams are not normally about the person seen in the dream in a literal sense, but are symbolic about something that is passing away or departing from your life. The type of death may be important to note. Watch, though, to see if resurrection is on the other side.


Dreams of Birth

Normally these dreams are not about an actual childbirth but rather about new seasons of purpose and destiny coming forth into your life.

If a name is given to the child, pay close attention because that usually indicates that a new season in the purposes of God is being birthed. There are, of course, exceptions to this where an actual pregnancy and birth is going to take place.


Dreams of Taking a Shower

These are cleansing-type dreams (toilets, showers, bathtubs, etc) revealing things that are in the process of being flushed out of your life, cleansed and flushed away. These are good dreams by the way. Enjoy the showers of God’s love and mercy and get cleansed from the dirt of the world and its ways. Apply the blood of Jesus and get ready for a new day!


Dreams of Falling

These dreams may reveal a fear you have of losing control of some area of your life or, on the positive side, that you are actually becoming free of directing your own life.

What a substance you fall into in the dream is a major key to proper understanding. The outstanding primary emotions in these dreams will indicate which way to interpret them. Falling can be fearful, but it can also represent falling into the ocean of God’s love.


Dreams of Chasing and Being Chased

Chasing dreams often reveal enemies that are at work, coming against your life and purpose. On the opposite side, they may indicate the passionate pursuit of God in your life, and you towards Him. Are you being chased? By whom? What emotions do you feel? Are you afraid of being caught? Or maybe you are the one doing the chasing. Who are you chasing? Why? Again, what emotions do you feel during the chase? The answers to these questions and, particularly, the dominant emotions in the dream, will often help determine the direction of its interpretation. Often the Lord appears in various forms, motioning to us, saying, “Catch Me if you can!”


Dreams of Relatives, Alive and Dead

Most likely, these dreams indicate generational issues at work in your life –both blessings and curses. You will need discernment as to whether to accept the blessing or cut off the darkness. This is particularly true if grandparents appear in your dreams, as they will typically indicate generational issues.


Dreams Called Nightmares

Nightmares tend to be more frequent with children and new believers in Christ, just as calling dreams do. They may reveal generational enemies at work that need to be cut off. Stand against the enemies of fear. Call forth the opposite presence of the amazing love of God, which casts out fear, the fear has torment!


Dreams of Snakes

The snake dream is probably one of the most common of all the categories of animal dreams. These dreams reveal the serpent – the devil with his demonic hosts- at work through accusation, lying, attacks, etc. Other common dreams of this nature include dreams of spiders, bears, and even alligators. Spiders and bears are two other major animals that appear in dreams that show fear. The spider in particular, releasing its deadly poison, is often a symbol of witchcraft and the occult.


Dreams of Dogs and Cats

After snakes, the most common animal to appear in dreams is the dog. A dog in your dream usually indicates friendship, loyalty, protection, and good feelings. On the other hand, dog dreams may also reveal the dark side, including growling, attacking, biting, ect. Sometimes these dreams reveal a friend who is about to betray you.


Dreams of Going Through Doors

These dreams generally reveal change that is coming. New ways, new opportunities, and new advancements are on the way. Similar to dreams of doors are dreams including elevators or escalators, which indicate that you are rising higher into your purpose and your calling.


Dreams of Clocks and Watches

Clocks or watches in a dream reveal what time it is in your life, or the need for a wake-up call in the Body of Christ or in a nation.

It is time to be alert and watchful.


These dreams may indicate a Scripture verse as well, giving a deeper message. Are you a watchman on the walls? If so, what watch are you on?


Dreams with Scripture Verses

Sometimes you may have a dream in which Bible passages appear, indicating a message from God. This phenomenon may occur in a number of ways: verbal quotes where you are actually hear a voice quoting a passage, digital clock-type readouts, and dramatizations of a scene from a Bible, just to name a few. Quite often these are watchmen-type dreams, dreams of instructions filled with ways of wisdom.... Common Dreams

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30 COMMON DREAM SYMBOLS

Here are 30 different dream symbol that appear most common in the world and these dreams meanings.
Animals
Animals can usually be linked to survival or the instinct to keep going no matter how difficult things are. It can mean you’re holding things back that you should express. Dreams of an animal symbolize that you are connecting with your wild side, basic instincts and survival needs. Consider the type of animal. Babies
Babies most times just mean that you want to continue your life and family, and want to share your knowledge with your next of kin. They might also mean you’re holding something back. Something new comes into your life. A new idea or a new creative project at work. Symbol of new possibilities and potential for growth in multiple areas of your life. Lost
Being lost in your dreams may signify that you have lost your true purpose in life. It may point to soul loss or your disas- sociation from an important aspect of your personality. If the theme of being lost recurs, it may point to a need to seek guidance spiritually or psychologically. Naked
Dreams of being naked or seeing someone naked represent a desire for honesty and intimacy. It can also represent the fear of others knowing your private thoughts and feelings. If you are comfortable being naked, then you feel you have nothing to hide in intimacy. If you are uncomfortable, ashamed, or embarrassed, then this dream is telling you to do some ego-integration work, and begin the process of releasing your own judgments and criticisms. Trapped
If you dream of being trapped, it means that you feel confined and restricted in a friendship, career or romantic relationship. You may be feeling bad physically because of your emotional worries. This dream can also mean that your rivals will get the best of you if you are not careful. If you successfully escape the trap in your dream, you will triumph over your rivals and your relationships will improve in real life. Buildings and Houses
Building a house may signify construction of a new project in your business or building a totally new life. Building with Legos or building blocks may comment on needing to play with your ideas before putting them into action. Clothing
Clothing in general reveals the image that you want to project to the world. Each article of clothing reveals different concerns, qualities, beliefs, attitudes, and expressions Even the color and conditions of the clothing may reveal significant information.

For example, clothing that is tattered or torn may signify that you feel emotionally shredded by an experience. You may also be expressing a "poor me" attitude.

Cry
Dreams of crying symbolize that you are healing, grieving, cleansing, and releasing that which no longer supports you, as you make room for that which does support you. Consider that this might be a cry for help and that you would be wise to seek support to help you through this challenge you are going through. Keep in mind that you can’t heal what you can’t feel. Death
Dreams of death are very common in that it is the job of our subconscious mind to keep us alive, so your dreams are assisting you to process your fears of death and dying. If you dream of your own death, then you are contemplating the value and impact of your life. Dreaming of someone else dying is about transformation and change in your relationship with then, not necessarily a forecast of a literal death (though sometimes it does). You might also be venting out your fears of losing someone that you love. Often the dream of death represents the ending of chapter in a person’s life, and that a new cycle is about to begin. Keep in mind that the Native Americans believe that the most powerful way to live is as if death were always just over your shoulder. This dream is suggesting that you consider what aspect of your life is ending, how can you harmoniously participate in completing this cycle, and what new beginning is wanting to come into your life. Demons
To see demons in your dream, represents negativity and distress. It also forewarns of overindulgence. If you dream of being possessed by demons, you are feeling helpless about something. Dogs
Dogs are man’s companions and loyal " friends and thus can come in a dream to represent a real friendship, fteca dog’s extreme loyalty to its owner, the appearance of a dog can represent a tendency toward being too loyal to-your friends and thus sacrificing yourself and your needs. A dead dog can come to represent the death of a fnendship, and the birth of a puppy can come to signify the amval of a new friendship. A bite from a dog can be a response to an argument with a fnend. Dogs as guardians can signify the need for personal protection, or they may comment that you feel watched, as by a watchdog. Drowning
Sinking into the unconscious, helplessness, lack of planning in your life. Being washed away by the flow of emotions. Fear of being swallowed up by the unconscious. As in Suffocating, where the issue is to get more air, here it is a matter of being safe in the Water, about feelings and (emotional) needs that bring more energy and inner strength. Falling
Falling in your dream may come as a response to some failure. It may comment on feelings of loss of control. It may also be a response to falling from grace or falling from your stature in life. Falling dreams may recur when you have lost a significant relationship, or have faced a personal disaster in your career, or have been diagnosed with a particular illness. Fire
Fire is a punfying element that is destruc tive yet transforms everything eventually. Setting fire to your emotions may act as the cleansing agent of the soul. It can represent the passion that fuels the heart and the sacred ember of your sexuality. A fire in your house may relate to some anger that is destroying the peace at home. Fire may also signify destructive behavior on your part or that of another family member. Flying
If you dream you are flying so high that you can actually touch the moon and stars this portends many different types of global disaster that you may soon hear of. If you fly high with black wings you are warned that you are headed for a let down of magnitude. Flying dreams are normally a good omen and if the flight is pleasant, with no worries and anxieties, you can look for happiness and plenty to follow. Food
People often dream about food. All types of food are a consistent part of a dream life. Anything from meat to elbow macaroni comes up through our unconscious and leaves vivid memories upon awakening. Food is symbolic of a large variety of things. It could symbolize pleasure and indulgence. To the perpetual dieter, the dream could have a "compensatory" function where the food that is denied to the individual during the day shows up in the dream state. Dreams could additionally symbolize physical, mental, spiritual and emotional nourishment. Chased
Being chased by shadows shows the need to escape from something previously repressed, such as past childhood trauma or difficulty. To be chased by an animal generally indicates we have not come to terms with our own passion. Horses
A horse may offer its power to the dreamer as a vehicle for moving forward in life. Horse brings the attnbute of strength to deliver you to your destination.

For the hero, the horse cames him to his mission, perhaps over long distances, and thus it may signify the need to travel. A wild horse can represent unleashed and untamed power. Horses may also trot into your dream to indicate the need to stand your ground in a power struggle.

Jumping
  • The act of jumping can be somewhat ambiguous in a dream. It can indicate either jumping up attempting to attain something better for ourselves or jumping down, which can mean going down into the unconscious and those parts of ourselves where we may feel we are in danger. Jumping on the spot can indicate joy and has the same significance as dance (See Dance).
  • Repetitive movement of any sort in a dream usually indicates the need to reconsider our actions, to look at what we arc doing and perhaps to express ourselves in a different way. On a psychological level, jumping up and down in a dream may indicate being caught up in a situation without having the power to move either forwards or backwards.
  • In certain religions, spiritual ecstasy is induced by jumping. This is a way of employing the physical in order to reach the spiritual.
  • Also See: Jumping
Kiss - Kissing
Affection. In this dream you may be expressing feelings that are difficult to express during the day. Kissing is usually an indication of warmth, affection, and happiness. If you don’t receive enough love and affection in your daily life, then this could be a compensatory dream, where the dreamer is comforting himself. If you are kissing the object of your affection, the dream could be a form of wish fulfillment. Superstition based interpretations say that if you are kissing strangers, you may have a need to conquer. If the kissing is insincere, you are pretentious while if you see your partner kissing someone else, you may be afraid of infidelity. Money
Money in dreams does not necessarily represent hard currency, but more the way in which we value ourselves. This symbol appearing in dreams would suggest that we need to assess that value more carefully, and equally to be aware of what we ‘pay’ for our actions and desires. If there is a feeling of self-denial in our making savings, particularly to the point of miserliness, we may not have managed our resources properly in the past and are having to suffer for it now. We may also fear the future. If someone else gives us their savings, we are able to use their knowledge and expertise. Paralysis
  • When paralysis is felt in a dream we are probably experiencing great fear or suppression. Feelings that are emotionally based are experienced as paralysis in order to highlight the physical effect those feelings can have.
  • Imagination can often play tricks on us, and we experience as real some kind of reaction we would not normally allow ourselves. Paralysis is one such reaction.
  • Paralysis can signify spiritual inadequacy, inability to create movement, and inertia. There is a condition which sometimes occurs during development when we are forced into facing our own fears, and this can be experienced as paralysis.
Pregnancy / Pregnant
To dream you are pregnant signifies growth and development in your personal life. You may find that you are unprepared to act on it or to even discuss the matter with other people. It may also symbolize the birth of new ideas, projects, directions, or goals. To dream of being pregnant with a dying baby suggests an undertaking you worked hard for is suddenly doomed to fail. It denotes anxiety over things that are unfolding in ways you never expected. A pregnant woman having dreams of her pregnancy usually conveys her worries in various stages of her pregnancy. First trimester dreams are usually consists of small creatures, furry animals, flowers, fruits, and water. Second trimester dreams usually cover birth complications and self-doubt about motherhood. You may also dream of giving birth to a non-human baby. Finally, in the third trimester, you tend to dream of your own mother. When a man dreams of getting a girl pregnant, it is a warning that serious consequences may result from his sexual activities. Prison
Being in a prison may comment on feelings of being persecuted or punished for doing something wrong. A prison may also mention that you are imprisoned by your own thoughts or beliefs. Since a prison represents lack of personal freedom, it may point to a relationship that restricts your freedom, such as a bad marnage. Sexuality - Sex
Dreams of a sexual nature are very common and act both as an emotional release and a reassurance that everything is in order with your sexuality. Being intimate with a stranger is a fantasy that many people enjoy and this type of dream may indicate a wish for new experiences or experimentation. Intimacy with your partner in a dream acts as a reassurance of your love, and serves to strengthen your bond in your own mind. Snakes
The snake is a powerful dream symbol, associated with the feminine, healing and spirituality. Being bitten by a snake in a dream is actually positive, meaning you are accepting all parts of your nature as you grow into a stronger person. If you dream about you or an animal attacking, wrestling with or trying to kill a snake, you will have to defend your reputation against nasty gossip. If the attempt to kill the snake was successful in your dream, you will succeed against all hostilities. Spiders
In a dream, a spider represents a malicious woman, or a weak, perfidious and a distant man. A spider in a dream also represents a weaver, an ascetic or a monk. Ifone sees a spider in his dream, it may mean that he will meet a pious and a religious man. Weaving a web in a dream means becoming weak. A spider in a dream also could represent a pleasing wife. If one sees a spider hanging down from the ceiling in a dream, it indicates a severe winter in that area. Teeth
Hostility or an attack, such as when dream figures deliver "biting words" or "bare their teeth. " Losing teeth in a dream may reflect words said in haste, or losing the ability to speak candidly. Because this bony part of the body endures long after death, it has some associations with the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth. In this context, losing teeth might equate to losing the will to live or having your personal power taken away. Rotten teeth equate either to the fear of old age, or someone whose words are filled with so much insincere sweetness that decay in that relationship is inevitable. Having teeth pulled out represents an end to suffering that is aided by an external force. Vehicle - Vehicles
If you dream of riding in a vehicle and someone else is driving, you will soon take a business trip at your bosses convenience. If you are riding in a vehicle where you or a member of your family are driving, then your trip will be for pleasure or personal business. Walking or Running
A running dream is basically a dream of escaping a certain situation, person, or thing. If you succeed in running away from, or elude a pursuer, then you will be able to change those things in your life that has you ‘on the run’. If you dream of the desire to run but cannot get your feet to obey it shows a lack of self confidence and perseverance on your part. Try sticking to your guns and see how much your life will change. Water
It is a mirror of your subconscious mind.

The quality of water often describes the situation of your emotions. Crystal clear, clean, adulterated, calm mostly provides strong insights about the state of your feelings.

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A BRIEF DICTIONARY OF DREAMS FROM THE KABBALAH

ABYSS
Danger related to an intense emotional situation. You should be cautious when interacting with others in very emotional circumstances.

ACADEMY
Denotes knowledge, especially of a philosophical and metaphysical nature. Intensive study will favor the dreamer.

ANGEL
An elevated characteristic, like friendliness, compassion, or An elevated characteristic, like friendliness, compassion, or healing, is found in the dreamer’s life. A direct encounter with an angel indicates that you should strengthen said quality.

ARM
Strength and great achievement. The dreamer has power in a particular situation. If the arm appears wounded, it symbolizes that this power grows weaker.

BABY
Something is born, possibly a relationship.

BRIDGE
Transition from one situation or point of view to another. The dreamer is experiencing a positive change in his life and attitude.

BRIGHT STAR
Divinity. Proximity of favorable events and good luck.

BLINDNESS
The dreamer cannot, or does not want to, see the truth about a part of their life. Dreams in which you are surrounded by darkness have the same meaning.

BOOK OR PARCHMENT
Knowledge is near.

CANDLE
It is the human soul. A candle that burns represents a strong soul; one that is dying little by little indicates a weakness of character.

CAVE
A place to take refuge from a threatening or stressful situation.

CHILD
Represents innocence and ingenuity, the desire to learn which benefits intellectual development. Sign of the importance the dreamer places on this virtue.

COFFIN, TOMB, OR CEMETERY
Something has died in the dreamer’s life. Everything will be fine if you accept it and move forward strongly.

COMET
A great change is coming in the life of the dreamer. It will be beneficial, but could bring a sudden loss of something, a disruption, or an unexpected turn.

CORPSE
Something has died and is rotting in your life. You should determine what it is and act immediately to “bury” it.

CLIMBING
The dreamer is searching for greater satisfaction from life. This image is very positive and signifies inner growth and advancement.

CRUISE
Higher spiritual growth and transformation. If the ship moves quietly over calm waters, the dreamer will find little stress in their life. If the waves are rough, on the other hand, it foretells tensions.

CUP or CHALICE
Divine blessing; very positive if it is gold or silver. If it is broken, it means the blessing will be rejected.

DANCING
Happiness and fun in the dreamer’s life.

DAGGER or WEAPON
Personal violence. Denotes that the dreamer is furious and holds feelings of aggressiveness inside.

DAWN, SUNRISE
A new start, either in a relationship or a job.

DAWN, SUNRISE
A new start, either in a relationship or a job.

DEAFNESS
The dreamer is ignoring the good advice of a friend or loved one. Indicates that you don’t want to hear a truth you are being told in real life.

DEMON
Symbolizes the lower passions such as jealousy, resentment, or vengeance. The dreamer should remove these from their life as soon as possible.

DESERT
Spiritual aridity in some aspect of the dreamer’s life. A way of avoiding it is to find a manner of achieving more productivity and spiritual wealth.

DARKNESS
Absence of divinity and saintliness. Ignorance. The more darkness that appears in the dream, the less spiritual illumination the dreamer will have.

DOOR
A barrier that can be overcome with willpower. Closed doors symbolize a lack of the right attitude when approaching a certain situation.

DOVE
Peace in general; pacific resolution of a particular situation. DUST. Humility before the greatness of God. Associated with destiny. It reminds you that you should cultivate qualities of deference and submission.

DRAGON OR MONSTER
Demonic or spiritually negative forces, such as black magic or malevolence. The dreamer should avoid any matter in life related to such aspects.

EAGLE
Imagination and creativity. If it flies very high it represents a greater emergence of these qualities; an eagle nest is safe place to strengthen them.

EARTH
The world is means of life, where all creatures must fight for their existence. Indicates that the dreamer has too many mundane worries.

ECHO
Everything you do echoes and has repercussions in the hidden worlds. Dreams of this kind remind you of said spiritual truth.

ELDER
Eternal wisdom, especially religious. The dreamer should seek this quality in their life.

EYE
A human eye represents that the dreamer has a correct judgment about some matter or situation. If the eye is wounded or blind, it means the opposite.

FALLING
The dreamer is falling in a lower level of consciousness and feels negative emotions such as rage, pride, or fear. Without exception, it is a negative symbol.

FISH
Abundance and material blessing in the dreamer’s life. Money,

FISH
Abundance and material blessing in the dreamer’s life. Money, properties, and other possessions will increase.

FIRE
Divine judgment of the imperfections and bad acts of the dreamer. Fire also indicates a need for exhaustive moral cleansing and self purification.

FIRMAMENT
Divine order in the universe that translates to the dreamer’s life.

FLYING
Freedom from mundane worries. Also means that you should use your imagination to experience a greater sensation of freedom when facing trivial problems.

FOUNTAIN
A good emotional state, vitality. The more water that flows, the greater capacity you have to express positive emotions, such as gratitude and compassion.

FUNERAL
Something has died in the dreamer’s life; a job, a relationship, or even an important belief.

GAZELLE
Precise and elegant decision that the dreamer should make. A very positive symbol.

GARDEN
Liveliness in attitude and beliefs. Reveals an excellent perspective and spiritual growth.

GENITALS
Generative capacity, the dreamer’s potent creativity.

GETTING LOST
The dreamer has gone astray, has diverted from the soul’s mission and his purpose in life. You must regain your spiritual orientation, above all.

GIANT
Egomania, pride, and arrogance. The dreamer or someone close to them is behaving ungenerously.

GOAT
Great ability to overcome and resist. The dreamer needs to develop other elevated qualities such as imagination or esthetic sense.

GREEN FIELDS
The dreamer’s life is full of vitality and good intentions.

HAIR
Virility and sexuality. If it is thick and voluptuous, it denotes sensuality; the opposite if you lose it. Brushing your hair is a sign of vanity.

HEBREW ALPHABET
Each of the twenty-two letters has a specific meaning. In dreams, they indicate elevated communication.

HIGHWAY
Symbolizes the road or life journey. If it is well traveled, it means the dreamer enjoys a close relationship with others. If the opposite, it denotes loneliness.

HORIZON
The near future. A clear horizon represents good luck; a hard one, on the other hand, indicates problems.

HUNGER
Physical or emotional deprivation. The dreamer feels some

HUNGER
Physical or emotional deprivation. The dreamer feels some bodily or personal need unsatisfied.

ILLNESS
The dreamer lacks balance in their life and soon could experience physical or emotional disorder.

JEWEL
Divine illumination. The more beautiful or brilliant it is, the greater the spirituality that will shine in your life.

JOURNEY
The present path of the dreamer. If the setting of the dream seems strange, it indicates a new situation or challenges. The presence of companion is a good sign; their absence denotes isolation.

KING
Power and divine judgment. Emphasizes the importance of these qualities in the dreamer’s life.

KISS
The taste of the transcendental soul. Whether consciously or not, we experience said condition in some aspect of life.

LAMB
Submission and sweetness. A shepherd directing his flock signifies that you are taking special care with a certain situation.

LAMP
Spiritual knowledge and wisdom. The Zohar speaks of a lamb of darkness, which is associated with evil and discord.

LEG
Resistance, especially in journeys by foot. Signifies that the dreamer has the strength necessary to successfully resolve a problematic situation.

LIGHT
Divinity, saintliness, and wisdom. This is a superior symbol.

LIMP
Inability to resolve a certain situation, caused by yourself or by external circumstances.

LION
Courage and spiritual strength. Traditionally, the lion also represents the Jewish community. The image of a lion nuzzling its cubs indicates that you give courage to others.

MARKET
Sustenance of human existence. Indicates your worries about how to earn a living.

MAKING LOVE
Ecstasy of the soul when it refers to a union with God.

MOON
Fantasy, intuition, and receptiveness in the soul of the dreamer. Traditionally, it is related to other hidden aspects of the soul, like imagination and creativity. Equally, it is associated with femininity. MIDNIGHT, however, represents a time of mystic study and contemplation.

MORNING
State of spiritual satisfaction and happiness. Also associated with physical pleasure, well-being, or healing.

MOUNTAIN
Place of divine inspiration and revelation. Indicates that the dreamer needs to find this place in real life.

MOUTH
Human speech and the capacity to create harmony or conflict. The dreamer should pay attention to the effect their words cause. The dreamer should pay attention to the effect their words cause. A wounded mouth symbolizes a lack of communicative skills.

NIGHT
Judgment and dark qualities. Night is usually associated with demonic forces and emotional negativity.

OASIS
A place of rejuvenation and replenishment. Indicates the end of the feeling of spiritual sterility in the dreamer’s life. It is a positive symbol.

PALACE
Dwelling of the divine. The dreamer should seek more consciously the sacred side of daily life.

PLANETS
Subtle, hidden forces in the life of the dreamer. Traditionally, the vision of this symbol was astrological and it was believed that it exercised a concrete influence on our daily experiences.

PLAYING AN INSTRUMENT
Exaltation and spiritual pleasure; also, experiencing the sacred through an esthetic activity.

QUEEN
Divine love and compassion. Her oneiric presence confirms the importance of these characteristics in the dreamer’s life.

RAINBOW
Protection and divine security. A hopeful and encouraging symbol for the life of the dreamer.

RIVER, STREAM
The vital spirituality is flowing correctly. Soon a positive change or great experience will arrive.

SNAKE
Deception and malevolence, disguised as sincerity and attention. Warns that there is someone or something in your life that may be dangerous.

SINGING
Gratitude. The act of singing, whether it is the dreamer or other people, means that you will soon have something to be grateful for and to celebrate.

SKY
The spiritual world; the intangible, pure, subtle, and mystic part of life. A cloudless sky signifies clarity; if it is clouded, it means there is confusion.

SLEEPING
Ignorance, passivity, and withdrawal. In its most positive interpretation, it represents waiting without hurry. Falling asleep symbolizes loss of consciousness and acuity.

STAIR
Character development and personal growth.

STAGNANT WATER
Blockage in the life energy, especially in the spiritual sense.

STRONG WIND
The force of change. To dream of this element means your life will undergo a complete metamorphosis. Hurricanes indicate that said change will be very violent.

STUDY
Acquisition of knowledge, above all spiritual. It is a positive dream that indicates the dreamer is above all spiritual. It is a positive dream that indicates the dreamer is developing internally.

SUN
Will and intention. The sunrise represents the birth of something new in your life. The sunset indicates that some matter is ending. Traditionally it is also associated with masculinity and it’s most characteristic traits such as stubbornness—in a positive sense as well as negative.

TEETH
Physical vitality. Losing teeth is a warning to the dreamer about their health.

THIRST
Spiritual desire. Represents that the dreamer is not receiving the spiritual satisfaction they desire.

THRONE
Physical manifestation of the divine. Indicates that the dreamer must be more conscious of the sacred side of their body.

TREE
Life and spiritual knowledge. A flowering tree also represents deserved success; a bare tree denotes a lack of achievement.

TRIPPING
Impatience and too much hurry in daily matters. You need calm and balance to avoid the possibility of a serious fall.

TURTLE
Good luck in life.

UNOPENED LETTER
The dreamer did not heed a very important message. It is necessary to pay attention immediately to any communication received in real life.

WAKING UP
The dreamer is recovering clarity, acuity, and personal energy to complete some personal matter.

WAVY OCEAN
Pride and arrogance. This dream indicates that the dreamer must cultivate humility.

WEDDING
Spiritual compromise, possibly related to a field of study, training, or an effort in the long term.

WILD
The absence of civilization. A place of power and potential danger.... Dreampedia

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF DREAM INTERPRETATION

‘Now Allah has created the dream not only as a means of guidance and instruction, I refer to the dream, but he has made it a window on the World of the Unseen.’
Mohammed, the Prophet

Ancient art and literature are crowded with references to dreams. For thousands of years dreams have been credited with supernatural or prophetic significance by the majority of the world’s spiritual traditions. The Bible, for instance, makes it clear that dreams are divine messages and this explanation for dreams was shared by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans, all of whom also believed that dreams had healing powers.

Certain cultures, such as the Australian Aborigines and many African and Native American tribes, have always believed dreaming to be a way in which an individual can enter into the collective spirit memory. To this day, dream pooling plays an important role in those societies where tribal members gather together for the purpose of interpreting dreams. Another view is held by the Inuit of Hudson Bay in Canada, who believe that when a person falls asleep and dreams, their soul goes wandering.

The Egyptians are thought to have been the first to develop a system of contrary dream interpretation; a positive dream, for example, predicts misfortune and a nightmare predicts an improvement in waking fortunes. They produced the earliest known dream dictionary, written approximately 4,000 years ago. Now called the Chester Beatty Papyrus, it came from Thebes in Egypt and is kept in the British Museum.

It was the ancient Greeks, however, who first proposed the theory that dreams were not from some external, divine source but internal communications, or the divine spark within. Plato (427-347 BC) suggested that dreams were expressions of a person’s hidden desires, whilst his pupil Aristotle (384-322 BC) speculated that dreams shared similar themes and were not divine oracles but coincidences. It was the ‘father of medicine’ Hippocrates (460-377 BC) who proposed that dream symbols reflect the state of the dreamer’s body—for example, fire denoted indigestion—and should be regarded as valuable diagnostic tools.

The first fully-fledged dream researcher to focus on dream symbols and dream themes was a Roman living in Greek Asia Minor called Artemidorus (AD 138-180), who wrote a book about dream interpretation that is still in print. As far as Artemidorus was concerned, dream symbols had certain meanings but the most important aspect of dream interpretation was the symbols’ personal significance to the dreamer, along with the dreamer’s personal circumstances.

In much of Europe, even though the early Christians respected dreams for their spiritual significance, the repressive control of the Roman Catholic Church put a stop to any attempts at dream interpretation. By the fifteenth century, dreams were regarded as no longer significant or important. Even a century or so later, Shakespeare called them ‘children of the idle brain’. This school of thought persisted into the eighteenth century, when dreams were still thought to be meaningless.

In the early nineteenth century, when the restrictive influence of the Church began to wane and members of the German Romantic movement—in their quest for spontaneous expression—rediscovered the potential of dreams, a revival of interest in dream interpretation began to trickle into the mainstream with the publication of popular dream dictionaries such as Raphael’s Royal Book of Dreams (1830). The stage was now set for Freud and Jung; two men who continue to have the greatest impact on the way we interpret dreams today.... Dreampedia

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A FEW QUESTIONS AND SUBJECTIVE ANSWERS REGARDING DREAMS

What is a dream?
  • A dream is an event transpiring in that world belonging to the mind when the objective senses have withdrawn into rest or oblivion. Then the spiritual man is living alone in the future or ahead of objective life and consequently lives man’s future first, developing conditions in a way that enables waking man to shape his actions by warnings, so as to make life a perfect existence.

What relationship is sustained between the average man and his dreams?

  • A dream to the average or sensual person, bears the same relation to his objective life that it maintained in the case of the ideal dreamer, but it means pleasures, sufferings and advancements on a lower or material plane.

Then why is man not always able to correctly interpret his dreams?

  • Just as words fail sometimes to express ideas, so dreams fail sometimes in their mind pictures to portray coming events.

If they relate to the future, why is it we so often dream of the past?

  • When a person dreams of past events, those events are warnings of evil or good; sometimes they are stamped so indelibly upon the subjective mind that the least tendency of the waking mind to the past throws these pictures in relief on the dream consciousness.

Why is it that present environments often influence our dreams?

  • Because the future of man is usually affected by the present, so if he mars the present by wilful wrongs, or makes it bright by right living it will necessarily have influence on his dreams, as they are fore castings of the future.

What is an apparition?

  • It is the subjective mind stored with the wisdom gained from futurity, and in its strenuous efforts to warn its present habitation-- the corporal body--of dangers just ahead, takes on the shape of a dear one as the most effective method of imparting this knowledge.

How does subjectivity deal with time?

  • There is no past and future to subjectivity. It is all one living present.

If that is so, why can’t you tell us accurately of our future as you do of our past?

  • Because events are like a procession; they pass a few at a time and cast a shadow on subjective minds, and
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A SHORT HISTORY OF DREAMING

Dreams, it seems, have fascinated the entire human race from earliest times. And until quite recently, most cultures have set great store by dreams. For example, in ancient Egypt the high priests used dreams for prophecies. There still exists a papyrus book of dreams dating back approximately 3,500 years in which dream symbols are interpreted, proving that the Egyptians took their dreams seriously.

In ancient Greece, people believed that dreams were a direct contact with the gods. One of the principal uses of dreams was for healing. Sick people went to special temples that were dedicated to dreaming as a curative method. There, a physician would help to induce a dream, which the physician would then interpret as a guide to the treatment of the ailment, and its cause as well. In modern times, the father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, drew upon the writings of Artemidorus, a Greek who lived in the second century B.C.E. whom Freud much admired. Artemidorus’s books have been preserved for over two thousand years and were in constant use as references before the scientific revolution put dreams into the category of “unimportant nonsense.”

At the time of the Italian Renaissance, when rational thinking was beginning to come to the fore, dreams began to be dismissed as trivial by-products of sleep. William Shakespeare denounced dreams as “the children of an idle brain.” (On the other hand, he wrote eloquently on the nature of dreams in his play Hamlet!) John Dryden, an English philosopher, dismissed dreams as the result of indigestion or infection. The bias against dreams continued through the nineteenth century, when most people thought that dreams were caused by some external stimulus—such as a knock on the door making a person dream the house was being burglarized. Aside from such shallow interpretation, most ordinary people, doctors and philosophers, church fathers and professors, believed that dreams had no meaning and saw no need to heed them.

In his autobiography, Memories, Dreams, Reflections, Dr. Jung tells of a dream in which he was a guest at a garden party. Another guest was a woman from the town of Basel, a good friend of both Jung and his sister. In the dream, Jung says, he instinctively knew the woman from Basel would die. However, when he woke up he had no idea who the woman was in real life, though the dream was exceptionally vivid. He writes, “A few weeks later, I received news that a friend of mine had a fatal accident. I knew at once that she was the person I had seen in the dream but had been unable to identify.”

It took the work of Sigmund Freud to open people’s eyes once more to the possibility of dreams being important and useful. Though Freud was obsessed with sexual meanings in dreams to the exclusion of all else, he performed a useful service with the publication of his book on dream interpretation. However, his narrow view held that dreams were mere “wish fulfillment” and a substitute for sexual satisfaction. Fortunately, one of his student colleagues, Carl Gustav Jung of Switzerland, disagreed with Freud and formulated a more comprehensive theory of dream analysis.

Jung researched the previously unstudied territory of the unconscious and came up with the idea of a collective unconscious, through which all people were connected by a common store of knowledge and experience that often revealed itself in dreams.... Dreampedia

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A STATE OF UNDRESS

If you have a dream in which nakedness features strongly, or if you dream of appearing underdressed in public, ask yourself if you want others to see you as you really are in waking life. Examine how other people respond to you in the dream, as their reaction and behavior may be holding you back. Often these dreams reveal a fear of exposure, so ask yourself if you feel guilty about something. Have you recently been pretending, or even lying, about something you don’t want others to discover? Also ask yourself if you fear that a plan or a concept you are offering to others will be met with disapproval. You should also pay attention to your feelings in the dream about being naked or underdressed. Do you feel pleasure at being free of inhibitions, or do you feel anxious and vulnerable?... The Element Encyclopedia

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ACCIDENT TO THE DREAMER

If you dream that you have an accident yourself, you should take note of the details, especially if it was caused by something you use every day, such as a bicycle, a car or a lawn mower, and check that it is in good working order before you use it the next day. On the other hand, an accident dream could also be warning you of potential danger or loss of control if you continue a particular course of action. For example, you may dream that you are hit by a car as you run across the road to talk to a married colleague you’ve been thinking of having an affair with. An obvious interpretation of this dream is that the accident signifies pent-up guilt for something you have thought, said or done, and that you are sub-consciously punishing yourself over it. You could also be harboring deep anxiety over being found out. Dreams of car accidents might be urging you to slow down before you hit disaster, or telling you that you are ‘driving’ yourself too hard. You need to rethink, or re-plan, your course of actions and set yourself on a better path. Your accident dream may also represent your straightforward fears of being involved in an actual, physical accident. You may just be nervous about getting behind the wheel, or going on a train, boat or plane trip.

Whatever happened in your dreams, notice how you emerge. Did you manage to rescue something or someone? If you did, this could suggest someone who needs your help or protection. It could also suggest an aspect of yourself that is worth saving. Were you hurt, or did you come out of it unscathed? If you weren’t injured, this could suggest that you have the strength to overcome what fate throws at you, but if you were wounded, you need to take better care of yourself and ‘toughen up’.... The Element Encyclopedia

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ACTIVATION-SYNTHESIS MODEL OF DREAMING

The activation-synthesis model of dreaming was proposed in 1977 by Robert McCarley and J. Allan Hobson of Harvard Medical School. Examining the purely physiological correlates of dreaming, Hobson and McCarley believed they had put forward a hypothesis that refuted the notion that dreams are meaningful, especially as this notion was formulated by Sigmund Freud and promulgated in the tradition of dream interpretation he initiated.

During rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, the stage of sleep most closely connected with dreaming, a portion of the brain called the pons (located in the primitive hindbrain) generates electrical signals that go to many different brain areas, including those associated with motor activities, sensory activities, and conscious thought. Hobson and McCarley hypothesized that one of the effects of this electrical activity is to send a series of essentially random images, feelings, and so forth to the higher mental centers of the forebrain. This is the “activation” stage of the theory.

In normal waking consciousness, the fore- brain sorts through various kinds of internal and external sensory input to create a meaningful experience of the world. Faced with a barrage of disconnected inputs during REM sleep, the higher mental centers attempt to impose order on the incoming messages, creating whatever narrative structure dreams have. This is the “synthesis” stage of the theory. Many dreams are just masses of incoherent images representing incoming groups of signals that the brain was simply not able to synthesize.

For anyone who has been exasperated by the convolutions of Freudian or other schools of dream interpretation, the activation-synthesis theory has a certain iconoclastic appeal because it dismisses dreams as just so much nonsense. How- ever, because almost everyone has had at least a few truly insightful dreams, the theory is ultimately unsatisfying. Also, on a purely physiological level, it is an incomplete theory because it does not offer an explanation for the dreams that occur during non-REM sleep.... Dreampedia

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ADDRESS

Name and\or number is descriptive of the status of one’s present situation; research accordingly... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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ADDRESS

To write a personal address is a warning against gambling of any kind, but if you wrote or saw in writing a business address, you will be fortunate in a speculation.

To hear about, or discuss an address is a warning to be more discreet in confiding you personal affairs. Also, to write out an address is confirmation that you are on the right path in life or a specific matter. You know the right way for you. Your direction is right and you will be able to reach your goal.

If you see someone throwing these directions away, it may be saying your way will not work for someone else, but they do work for you. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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ADDRESS

Writing a personal address in a dream means you should not gamble. Hearing or talking about an address in a dream is a warning to be more discreet about your personal affairs.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

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ADDRESS

Oneself, way one lives, one’s present style of life.

To forget or lose your address: to lose sight of your goals or standards in life. Past address: the person you were, the traits you developed, what you faced in life at that time. Another person’s address: contact with that person. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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ADDRESS

It is important whether it is your own or somebody else’s. Your own address may point to the fact that you are too self-absorbed; some other person’s address, that you should become more aware of others.

A “good” address means social advancement, a “bad” address social demotion.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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ADDRESS

also see Utter and Parcel

1- There is a situation in the present which needs consideration, perhaps one’s current lifestyle.

To address something, such as a letter or a parcel, can represent the need to explore possible courses of action.

To be addressing a group of people is to be aware of the need to share our knowledge with others.

2- A known address may represent a place of safety, while a previous address indicates the dreamer needs to look back to old behaviour or attitudes.

To dream of a new address suggests the need for change and challenge.

3- One’s spiritual Home has been given an identity.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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ADDRESS

To write out an address on a letter indicates that you have found direction; you now know where you are going. You have set your goals and can move forward.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

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ADDRESS

If you dream of writing the address, be careful of your financial affairs, and do not enter into risky speculations.... Mystic Dream Book

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ADDRESS

Dreams of an address represent your place in life, your influence on others, your career, status, your self concept and identity.

If you dream of a former address, then you are releasing past identities or you may be processing moments from the past when you lived at this address. Consider what the numbers add up to. See Number.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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ADDRESS

See email, letter and parcel... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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ADDRESS

In dreams, your address represents your present life style or status, whilst another person’s address suggests some kind of contact with that person. Past addresses indicate the person you once were.

If you forget or lose your address in your dream, this suggests a loss of connection or understanding. Your dream is reflecting your real life confusion about who you are, where you are going and how you connect and communicate with others.

If you had a dream in which you were going through your address book and deleting or checking names, your unconscious was probably sorting the people in your life into those with whom you wish to remain in contact and those whom you want to leave behind. Were there any surprise messages from your unconscious about any particular perople if you had this dream?... The Element Encyclopedia

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ADDRESS BOOK

If you see or use an address book in your dream, this is a lucky time for flirting with someone who catches your eye! To see a specific phone number in your dream may suggest that you need to make contact with someone and reach out for help.

If you couldn’t find something in your address book, you need to start being more independent and responsible.

If you wrote a new address or phone number in it, be careful with money - you will be prone to losing it on bad investments and unsatisfying purchases for the next little while.

If the address book in your dream belonged to somebody else, this is a warning to be more discreet in confiding your personal affairs to others.... My Dream Interpretation

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ADRIA

Filled with a love for life... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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ADRIAN

Courageous... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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ADRIENNE

Brave confidence... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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ADRIFT

This is indicative of a problem you have been unable to solve, or unwilling to face up to, and is a straightforward obstacle dream.

If you reached land safely, you will overcome your dilemma, but if you fell out of the boat or were upset by rough weather, it is a warning of serious difficulty due to indecision.

If you were rescued in your dream, or managed to swim to safety, success will follow hardship. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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ADRIFT

To dream that you are Adrift in a boac is a warning of difficulty ahead—it is an obstacle dream.

If you reach land safely, you will overcome your troubles, but if you fall out of the boat, or if the boat should be upset by rough waves, then expect very serious difficulties. Even then you may swim to land, or be rescued, which would indicate ultimate success. ... Mystic Dream Book

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ADRIFT

Lack of goals, direction, purpose. Emotional self needs anchoring, loving and setting on course. Meditate to build energy, determine direction and accept self-responsibility.... The Dream Books Symbols

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ADVENTURE OF THE DREAMWORLD

Dreams give us a doorway into a strange and wonderful world. Although it appears to have many of the features of our waking world, such as peo­ple, animals, objects and places, it is nevertheless full of sub­tle surprises and differences.

To enter this world while asleep leaves us largely unaware of its possibilities.

To take waking awareness into our entrance, as happens when we explore a dream through dream processing, unfolds the magic impact of what we meet.

When we open the door of dreams in this way we begin a journey. It has stages, problems to surmount and things to learn, just like any journey. Many people have already trav­elled before us, and there are books such as Alice in Wonder­land, The Odyssey, Exploring Inner Space, and Altered States oj Consciousness which describe journeys and the terrain.

Although we might meet the heights of religious experi­ence as well as the depths of human despair on the journey, in simple terms it is primarily a journey into a confrontation with our own potential, our own fear, our own prison bars of thought and habit, our own ability to lift perception beyond what we have known before and look at the world, and our life in it, from new perspectives.

It is a journey towards greater maturity in which we face the humbling vision of our own littleness, the moving encounter with the vulnerable child we once were, the cleaning out of the store cupboards of resent­ment, hurt and anger, the D1Y of conscious renewal of our identity, and the meeting with Love as we experience ourself as a living participator in the wonder of life. We look at birth, we meet death, we gaze into the vast depths of space out of which our being has arisen. Then we find ourselves seeing the faces of the other human beings we live with, and recognising we are all on the journey, and we only have each other. Real­ising we are all waves on a shoreless sea—from no port we move to no destination—we understand our self responsibil­ity, and consider what we will to do with the momentum of our life. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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AFFRIGHTED

To dream that you are affrighted, foretells that you will sustain an injury through an accident. See Agony. {unable to tie this note to the text???} To see others affrighted, brings you close to misery and distressing scenes. Dreams of this nature are frequently caused by nervous and feverish conditions, either from malaria or excitement. When such is the case, the dreamer is warned to take immediate steps to remove the cause. Such dreams or reveries only occur when sleep is disturbed. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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AFFRIGHTED

To dream that you are affrighted, be prepared that you may suffer injury due to an accident.

To witness others affrighted within your dream, a miserable and frightening situation will present itself to you.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

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AGE AND DREAMS

Sleep patterns vary markedly across different age groups, with people sleeping progressively less soundly in later life. Stage 4, or deep sleep, in particular, practically disappears among the elderly. Studies of dreams through the life cycle have shown less dramatic patterns. For instance, in one study that subdivided subjects into four age groups—21–34, 35–49, 50–64, and 65 and over subjects in the 21–34 and 50–64 groups reported having more dreams than the other two groups.

Content-wise, the most dramatic finding was a direct correlation between age and frequency of dreams about death and dying. Dream content also changes among the retired (especially the institutionalized) elderly, who often experience dreams about lack of resources.

Finally, dreams among those who are dying often include the theme of life after death.... Dreampedia

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AGING AND DREAMING

As you age, your sleep patterns change; so too will the time you spend dreaming and the subjects of your dreams. By their mid-forties, many people begin to go to bed a bit earlier than they used to and sleep becomes more fragmented due to naturally occurring biological changes. However, contrary to popular opinion, the need for sleep doesn’t decrease with age; the pattern of sleep may change but the need for it does not. Brain waves both in sleep and whilst awake change as you get older. The older you are, the more time you spend in the first two stages of sleep and the less time you spend in stages three and four. This means less REM sleep, and less REM sleep means that not only is your sleep less restorative but you have less time in which to dream. Because deep sleep decreases with age, it might be tempting to turn to over-the-counter sleep medications, but they can have undesired side effects.

If you are having serious problems sleeping, consult your doctor; but if you are simply more wakeful and restless in the night, the DIY perfect sleep and dreaming remedies on page xxiv of the Introduction should help you sleep and dream better.... The Element Encyclopedia

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ALDRICH

Wise, prosperous leader... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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ALDROMEDA

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ANALYSIS, DREAM

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ANDREA

Beloved one of grace... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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ANDREW

Enduring braveness... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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ANDROGEN

1- If we dream of someone and cannot decide if they are male or female, we are making an attempt to reconcile the opposite sides of ourselves. We are searching for completion and wholeness.

2- We need the understanding of how our emotional selves can balance our personalities. We often need to reconcile opposing thoughts and feelings within ourselves to achieve a balanced progression.

3- flic androgen can indicate a perfect spiritual balance, a state of autonomy and primordial perfection.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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ANDROGEN / ANDROGENY

From the very earliest times the idea of two polarities being able to unite in perfect harmony has been inherent in all spiritual belief.

The union of the masculine and feminine principle into one perfect being is a principle presented in various forms in art and literature.

The androgen in dreams, at a certain stage of development, can indicate a perfect spiritual balance, a state of autonomy and primordial perfection.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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ANDROGEN / ANDROGENY

Psychological / emotional perspective: We need an understanding of how our emotional selves can balance our personalities.

The presence of an androgen in dreams suggests that we need to reconcile opposing thoughts and feelings within ourselves to achieve a balanced progression.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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ANDROGEN / ANDROGENY

Material aspects: If we dream of someone and cannot decide if they are male or female we are making an attempt to reconcile the opposite sides of ourselves. We are searching for completion and wholeness.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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ANDROGEN / ANDROGENY

Gives gender - specific: In both a woman’s dream and a man’s dream androgeny represents a coming to terms with the dynamic that can be created when we have an understanding of all aspects of our personality. We have, on some level, succeeded in what psychologists term ‘integration’.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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ANDROGYNOUS

To see an androgynous person indicates your need to research contradictory opinions and beliefs. Certain matters in your life must be amalgamated.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

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ANDROGYNOUS BEING

[DREAM IMAGES: HALF MAN-HALF WOMAN; HERMAPHRODITE; TRANSVESTITE]

The symbol of a person who has attained the perfect balance of male and female characteristics, an androgynous being represents the union of opposites, an important idea in Jung’s theory. In dreams, this archetype is not so much referring to your sexual nature, but more to the union of your inner and outer world. Your interpretation will depend on how this dream image made you feel; were you relaxed and natural, or did you feel repulsed or confused? The latter suggests disharmony, whilst the former suggests harmony.... The Element Encyclopedia

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ANDROID

To dream of an android suggests that you are going about life in a mechanical and rigid way. You have lost the ability to express your feelings. Alternatively, the android may symbolize the way you view your school or working life, as boring and routine.... My Dream Interpretation

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ANIMAL DREAMS

Humans have been dreaming about animals for ages. It has been speculated that some of the ancient cave paintings of animals may perhaps be dream images from cave dwellers whose lives were mostly spent chasing, hunting, and taming animals. In ancient Egypt, human-figured deities with animal heads suggest dreams images.

A study carried out by Robert L. Van de Castle found a larger number of animal dreams in children than in adults. Dreams of a group of 741 children (383 girls and 358 boys) aged four to six- teen were examined for the presence of animal figures. The frequency for each animal figure at each age level was tabulated for girls and boys. Animal figures were present in 39.4 percent of dreams from the four- and five-year-old children. The percentage steadily dropped for each subsequent age grouping (six- and seven-year-olds, 35.5 percent; eight- and nine-year-olds, 33.6 percent; ten- and eleven-year-olds, 29.8 percent; twelve- and thirteen-year-olds, 21.9 percent; and fourteen- through sixteen-year-olds, 13.7 percent).

Boys had higher animal percentage figures at ages four through six (44 percent, versus 34 per- cent for girls), while girls had higher animal dreams at ages nine through eleven (36 percent, versus 26 percent for boys). Overall, animal figures appeared in 29 percent of the combined girls’ dreams and 29.6 percent of the combined boys’ dreams. There were more than three times as many animal figures in the dreams of children as there were in the dreams of adults. The seven most frequent animal figures for children were dogs (30), horses (28), cats (15), snakes (15), bears (14), lions (13), and monsters (e.g., wolfman) (13).

If the frequencies for all animal figures are considered, it is clear that children dream more frequently of large and threatening wild animals, while college students dream more often of pets and domesticated animals. Bears, lions, tigers, gorillas, elephants, bulls, dinosaurs, dragons, and monsters accounted for twenty-seven percent of the animal figures in children’s dreams but only seven percent of the animal figures in adult dreams. This collection of wild animals appeared more frequently (forty-four times) in boys’ dreams than in girls’ dreams (twenty-seven times). Several theorists have suggested that these large, threatening animals may represent parental figures in the dreams of children.

An interesting gender difference was found in the types of animal figures. Women and girls reported significantly more mammals, while men and boys reported significantly more nonmammals. This may indicate females identify at some level with other forms of life that nurse their young with mammary glands, and this identification is reflected in the type of animals that appear in their dreams.

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ANTHROPOLOGY OF DREAMS

Anthropology has contributed considerably to the cross-cultural understanding of dreams. The earliest anthropological research on dreams, which dates back to the end of the nineteenth century, considered the dream beliefs and practices of other cultures as evidence of their savagery, in contrast to modern Western civilization’s relative disinterest in dreams. The only area of investigation where dreams played a significant role was psychoanalysis, and psychoanalysis had a tendency to portray dreams as primitive and childish, thus reinforcing the dominant negative image of dreams. With the spread of psychoanalytic theories, various anthropologists tried to prove the accuracy of Sigmund Freud’s ideas about dreams by analyzing of dream experiences of non-Western people.

Some anthropologists, such as Kilton Stew- art, provided romantic idealizations of dream practices in non-Western cultures. According to Stewart, the Senoi of Malaysia reportedly lived a trouble-free life based on their reverence for dreams. Stewart, who lived with the Senoi in 1935, wrote that “the absence of violent crime, armed conflict, and mental and physical diseases ... can only be explained on the basis of institutions which produce a high state of psychological integration and emotional maturity, along with social skills and attitudes that promote creative rather than destructive interpersonal relations” (Stewart, p. 160—see Sources). According to Stewart’s study, the collective life of the Senoi centered around a complex dream psychology that served to integrate the community. However, his theory was soon seriously challenged, and anthropological research on dreams lost credibility.

Anthropologists have long been interested in cross-cultural experiences of dreaming and interpretations of dreams, concentrating especially on the latter interest, rather than focusing on the dream as an experience. With the publication of Dreaming: Anthropological and Psychological Interpretations (1987), edited by Barbara Ted- lock, anthropology emerged as a major field of dream research with important insights to con- tribute to the modern study of dreams.

According to the authors of Dreaming, which is a collection of essays based on fieldwork con- ducted among various peoples of Central and South America, the culture to which the individual belongs largely determines the social context in which the dream is narrated and how it is interpreted. Dreaming experience also reflects important beliefs about reality, death, the soul, and the boundaries between self and others. Thus, to achieve a good understanding of dream experiences of other groups, it is fundamental to fully understand their culture through the study of their language, their social institutions, and their psychological, philosophical, and religious beliefs.

Tedlock’s anthropological research indicates that many other cultures draw lines between more and less meaningful dreams. Also, as one might anticipate, in many non-Western cultures dream- ing has religious meaning, in that dreams reflect a culture’s spiritual beliefs, and may even create new religious imagery that can influence the individual’s as well as the whole society’s religious orientation.

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ANXIETY DREAMS

One of the most frequent dream themes is that of anxiety in some form. This may not be because most dreams are about things we fear, but simply because we re­member those dreams more than a bland dream. In our dreams the things we fear are only our own feelings. Of course, the dream may be about a snake, or car accident—things we fear which are not inside us. Even so, it is our feeling about the snake or situation which disturbs us, and these can change, even though the snake remains just what it is.

If we cannot meet our feelings of fear or emotional pain we are controlled or trapped by them. Sometimes we need the help of a professional therapist to meet what we fear, but many fears can be met by using simple techniques. See woljunder animal, dream processing, premenstrual tension. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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ANXIETY DREAMS

Some researchers believe that anxiety dreams reflect a time when our ancestors were constantly threatened by danger from predators and other environmental factors. You will never be attacked by a sabre-toothed tiger, but if you are the object of savage criticism by your boss those ancient feelings of fear for your survival may be triggered deep within your unconscious mind and be reflected in your dreams.

Many anxiety dreams carry a message that your attitude to someone or something is unrealistic, or that you are heading in the wrong direction. If the dream keeps recurring, it’s a sure sign that you have unfinished ‘emotional business’ to resolve.

Here are some of the most common anxiety dreams, each of which has several potential meanings. The correct interpretation is the one that most accurately mirrors your inmost feelings about yourself and your situation.... Dreampedia

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ARCHETYPAL HEALING DREAMS

Jung thought that dreams tell us things about ourselves that we might not already know, giving us information that contrasts with our conscious understanding of our feelings, thoughts and desires. Jung also believed that dreams can help us find our true vocation and life purpose. Those who listen to this inner guidance often find new directions in life that set them on a course of great fulfillment and happiness. In other words, dreams can have a healing function.

Archetypal symbols in our dreams, Jung taught, are especially important as they carry potent healing energy, enabling us to change on inner levels that bypass pure intellect. The unconscious mind actually‘speaks’ in symbols—symbols are its language—so we accomplish change most powerfully when we communicate with the inner self using archetypal symbols instead of words. Let us say, for example, that you have an exceptionally clear and vivid dream about a robed, bearded figure—a typical image of the wise old man—and he is floating outside the windows of your home. Since the home often represents yourself, the dream might make you aware that you are seeing wisdom outside of yourself instead of within. But the presence of the archetypal symbol also tells us that our higher self seeks to intervene!

Or let’s say you dreamed of a valiant hero or heroine rescuing you from extreme danger. You may be hoping to be rescued by someone in your waking life. Your dreaming mind is urging you to accept assistance if it is given to you; it may also be urging you to find the hero or heroine, in other words courage, within yourself. Or you might have an archetypal dream of a mother bear. In the dream, this archetype of the great mother might be cuffing her young or refusing to feed them. Such a scene would give you important information about how you are nurturing others or yourself. Perhaps you neglected your basic needs. In some way, you are not ‘mothering yourself’ in a healthy and beneficial manner; your higher self seeks to call this to your attention.

On the other hand, in a time of loneliness in your life, you might dream of being held and comforted by a great mother figure—and wake up from the dream feeling energized and ready to go on. The great mother in your dream, in a very real way,‘kissed it and made it better’. In looking at these two views of the mother, you can see the opposite sides that Jung pointed out were an essential aspect of all archetypes. It is through integrating this duality that you can become whole and at peace.... The Element Encyclopedia

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ARCHETYPES (ARCHETYPAL DREAM IMAGES)

While the notion of archetypes is at least as old as Plato, it is most familiar to the modern world through the work of Carl Jung, the prominent Swiss psychotherapist. In contrast to his mentor Sigmund Freud, Jung divided the unconscious mind into two subdivisions, the personal unconscious and the collective unconscious (which he also referred to as the objective psyche). The personal unconscious is shaped by our personal experiences, whereas the collective unconscious represents our inheritance of the collective experience of humankind. This storehouse of humanity’s experiences exists in the form of archetypes (or prototypes).

The archetypes predispose us to subconsciously organize our personal experiences in certain ways. We are, for instance, predisposed to perceive someone in our early environment as a father because of the father archetype. If a person’s biological father is absent during childhood, someone else (e.g., an older brother) is assimilated into this archetype, providing concrete images for the father complex (the reflection of the father archetype in the personal unconscious).

Archetypes are not specific images or symbols. They are more like invisible magnetic fields that cause iron filings to arrange themselves according to certain patterns. For example, Jung postulated the existence of a self archetype, which constitutes the unconscious basis for our ego—our conscious self-image or self-concept. In dreams, this self is represented in a variety of ways, often in the form of a circle or mandala (a circular diagram used as an aid to meditation in Hinduism and Buddhism). The self can also be represented by surrogate symbols, such as four of almost anything (according to Jung, four is the number of whole- ness and hence a symbol of the self), a pattern Jung referred to as a quaternity. These concrete manifestations of elusive archetypes are referred to as archetypal images or, when they appear in dreams, as archetypal dream images.

Jung asserted that much of world mythology and folklore represents manifestations of the collective unconscious. He based this assertion on his discovery that the dreams of his patients frequently contained images with which they were completely unfamiliar, but which seemed to reflect symbols that could be found somewhere in the mythological systems of world culture. Jung further found that if he could discover the specific meaning of such images in their native culture, he could better understand the dreams in which they occurred. The process of seeking such meanings is referred to as amplification.... Dreampedia

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AUDREY

Noble strength to overcome difficulties... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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AUSPICIOUS DREAM

In China and Tibet, dreams that are a sign of good fortune are called‘auspicious dreams’. These may include dreams of holy or famous people, a clear lake, a spotlessly white cloth, climbing a mountain or fruit-laden tree, or receiving good food and gifts. Tibetans believe that dreams occurring before midnight are benign and usually forgotten.

If a dream comes just before dawn between about three or four o’clock in the morning—when the mind is vivid and clear—it is especially important. Always bear in mind when trying to pinpoint auspicious symbols in dreams for the purposes of interpretation that the meaning of symbols can vary from culture to culture; what is auspicious in one country might be considered to be a sign of misfortune in another. See alsoSYMBOLS.... The Element Encyclopedia

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BANK DRAFT

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BARBER / HAIRDRESSER

The way you care for your hair shows your attitude toward your own sexuality. Vanity, as in the case of all jewelry.

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BARBER / HAIRDRESSER

To be shaved by a barber is a bad omen.

To have your hair cut means you should beware of gossip.

To have your hair styled means you should pay more attention to your appearance.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

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BARBER / HAIRDRESSER / BEAUTICIAN

For men, a visit to the barber may be a classic Freudian symbol of castration anxiety. Going to a dream hairdresser, however, suggests improvements to your image.

If you were the hairdresser you have more power over others than you realize. Dreaming of being pampered by a beautician may suggest a need for relaxation or that you need to improve your image and self-confidence.... The Element Encyclopedia

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BE A DREAM EXPLORER

From time immemorial, people have used dreams in ways that benefited their waking lives. The more you learn to interact with your dream world, the more you integrate your total personality. Truly, this is a realm of magic and mystery, but one well worth exploring. Those who go fearlessly into the caverns of the night can return with untold treasure—and, intrepid explorers all, discover new territory in the vast, as-yet-unexplored continent of the human mind.... Dreampedia

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BEAUTY PARLOR / HAIRDRESSERS

New ideas, thoughts are cleansed, created and rearranged.... The Element Encyclopedia

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BED / BEDROOM

Since sleep is a way of leaving the busy world behind, a bed can represent a form of spiritual sanctuary and a sense of purity.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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BED / BEDROOM

Psychological / emotional perspective: To be going to bed with someone can variously represent either our sexual attraction to that person or indicate that we need have no fear of them – depending on other circumstances within the dream. Such an act may suggest our search for companionship and love.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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BED / BEDROOM

Material aspects: To be going to bed alone in a dream can indicate a desire for a return to the safety and security of the womb.

To dream of a bed made up with fresh linen indicates the need for a fresh approach to those thoughts and ideas that really matter to us.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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BED / BEDROOM

Gives gender - specific: For most people, the bed and bedroom signify a private place, though sometimes from different perspectives.

For both men and women, dreams about beds can give an insight into our attitude to relationships, not necessarily with the opposite sex.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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BED / BEDROOM

To dream that you are in the bedroom signifies aspects of yourself that you keep private. It also represents feelings and behavior regarding your intimate relationships.

A neatly-made bed means you feel in control.

A messy bed represents a difficult relationship.

To dream of shopping for a bed, or buying a bed, represents your longing to find happiness in a love relationship.

To dream of going to bed with a stranger suggests that you are making friends too fast. You need to be more cautious.

A dream of being in the bedroom with someone you know indicates they are important to you in some way, or possibly that you are developing romantic feelings for them.

Dreaming of something under the bed means someone in your life is being untruthful. Also see “Bunk Beds”, “Sheets” and “Sex”... My Dream Interpretation

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BED / BEDROOM

Beds and bedrooms have a range of different meanings, from rest and sleep to sex and marriage. In dreams of marriage or romance, the state of a bed, whether neat or disordered, can be interpreted as a symbolic comment on the state of a relationship. Also, something underneath a bed may show that something about a relationship is not out in the open. (See also Mattress).... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

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BEDROOM

(Bedchamber; Chamber) In a dream, one’s bedroom signifies trickery or speaking soft words in fear of retribution, retaliation or rejection. One’s bedroom in a dream also represents his inner thoughts.

The good and the bad ones. Seeing a new bedroom in one’s house, means renewing one’s hopes, or affirming a good intention between the one seeing the dream and his Lord.

A beautiful looking bedroom in a dream represents one’s good qualities, while a bad looking bedroom in a dream represents one’s bad character.

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BEDROOM

Symbolic of a private area, 2 Kings 6:12 ... Christian Dream Symbols

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BEDROOM

A place of relationships, their problems, and their beautiful moments.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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BEDROOM

Being in a bedroom may reveal a great deal about your attitudes about sexuality and other areas of your personal life that are more private.

A starkly neat bedroom may reflect your ngid views about sexuality.

A messy child’s bedroom may signify unruly behavior.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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BEDROOM

An ultra-luxurious, highly sceuted bedchamber foretells very unusual changes in the mode of life, and indicates that both young men and young women should guard their actions with the utmost circumspection.

To diream of being In such a room with one of the opposite sex is direct warning against promiscuous friendships, especially if an amorous situation between unmarried people should develop.... The Complete Dream Book

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BEDROOM

To dream about being in a bedroom symbolizes things that you keep from others. It also is representative of your carnal desires and romantic dealings.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

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BEDROOM

If the Bedroom in your dream is more sumptuous than your own, it shows a change in your circumstances that will eventually prove favourable for you. But you must be prepared for some delay if your dream concerns the earlier hours of the night; whereas the change will come soon, if your dream is of the dawn, or of the early morning hours.... Mystic Dream Book

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BEDROOM

Dreams of a bedroom symbolize a need for recharging your batteries, or perhaps a desire for sex, privacy and/or intimacy. See Room.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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BEDROOM

The bedroom portrays a place of safety where we can relax and be as sensual as we wish.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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BEDROOM

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BEDROOM

Journeys or some happy change of events lie ahead, especially if the room and furnishings are new. Also implies that sensual impulses are uppermost to the dreamer.... Psycho Dream Interpretation

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BEDROOM

A strange bedroom, pleasantly furnished, indicates a change for the better; your own bedroom signifies harmony in current affairs.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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BEDROOM

A home represents the consciousness of your sense of self and the bedroom relates to privacy and intimacy, as it’s usually the most private room in one’s home, where intimate acts occur. Because of its association with nakedness, sex, and the vulnerability that comes with being asleep, the bedroom represents the parts of ourselves that we are aware of but generally keep hidden and separate from our social and public life. On a primal level, the bedroom is the one room in a home where an individual’s scent is most prevalent. We humans are the only animals that compulsively remove our own scent. This deepens the personal nature of this symbol.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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BEDROOM

To dream that you are in the bedroom signifies aspects of yourself that you keep private. This room is where you rest, where you retreat, and where you sleep and become unconscious. You may even be dreaming in the same bedroom as the one that appears in your dream. The bedroom is also suggestive of sex, love and romance, but just as often reflects aspects of your life that are particularly private to you alone.... The Element Encyclopedia

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BEDROOM, FATHER’S OLD

Spiritual idea not used.... Expansions Dream Dictionary

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BIOLOGICAL DREAM THEORY

J.A. Hadfield, in his book Dreams and Nightmares (Pelican 1954), puts forward what he calls a biological theory of dreams. He says the function of dreams is that, by reproducing difficult or unsolved situations or experi­ences, the dream aids a solving or resolution of the problems. He gives the example of a man climbing a cliff who slips fractionally. He then may dream of actually falling and waking terrified. Subsequently the dream recurs, but in each he tries out a different behaviour, such as clasping for a branch, until he manages to act appropriately to avert the disaster. He sums up by saying dreams stand in the place of experience. They make us relive areas of anxious or difficult experience. They thus help problem solving. But they not only look back at past behaviour, they act just like thinking in considering future plans and needs. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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BIRTH DREAMS DURING PREGNANCY

Pregnancy is one of the most life-changing, and physically and emotionally demanding challenges a woman can face in her lifetime. Research shows that the dreams of pregnant women can comment on the physical, psychological and emotional issues she has to deal with. The most common dream themes at this time concern animals and water. In the early stages of the pregnancy, these dreams may be gentle and calming, but towards the end of the pregnancy they can be traumatic or even become nightmares. Such alarming dreams are considered a normal reaction to the anxiety every woman unconsciously feels about her unborn baby and about giving birth.

It is also very common for pregnant women to dream about having the baby and these dreams are again often bizarre and disturbing; for example, dreaming about a baby that is born dead, malformed or with a monster’s head. It has been suggested that such anxiety dreams serve a purpose: they release a lot of unconscious tension and fear, allowing the mother to be more relaxed at birth.... The Element Encyclopedia

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BLACK AND WHITE DREAMS

To dream in black and white suggests that you need to be more objective in formulating your decisions. You may be a little too unyielding in your thought processes, and thus need to find some sort of balance between two opposing views. Consider the views and opinions of others. Alternatively, black and white dreams may be a sign of depression or sadness. You may feel that there is not enough excitement in your life.

It is a quite commonly held belief that we only dream in black and white, but many people are able to identify tones of color in their dreams.

If this is the case, why is it believed that we only dream in black and white? It may be because dreams that appear to be black and white only appear so because the color is not relevant. This doesn’t necessarily mean, however, that such dreams are in black and white. Black and white is a function of television when the color information is removed, but the same is not true of the mind. For example, grass might not be green in a dream, but it’s not gray as it is in a black and white movie; the color simply is not relevant and your unconscious isn’t highlighting it. This non-relevance fools the conscious mind on waking up into concluding that, by implication, the dream must have been in black and white.

A black funeral may suggest difficulties in, or the need for a new approach to, a relationship or work issue, as the current approach is doomed. Or are you grieving for a phase or aspect of your life that has recently come to an end? As stated above, black often represents the death of new ideas, so could your dream be telling you to prepare for the transition? Black animals that appear in dreams are usually associated with notions of temptation, unconscious drives and urges, whilst black clothes and underwear are a symbol of hidden or unconscious feelings, or sexuality. A night dream scene shrouded in darkness may relate to a certain lack of direction in your waking life. According to traditional symbolism, black is also associated with wickedness, so if you are menaced by a person wearing black in your dream, could the dream be a depiction of your darkest fears. Do you worry that someone is a threat to you or are you your own worst enemy?

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BLIND PEOPLE AND DREAMS

People who are blind do dream. The dreams of people who have been blind from a very early age (called ’congenital blindness’) tend to be different to those who are blind now but who had sight before. Those who are congenitally blind often have dreams that include more instances of sounds. Both groups experience dreams as imaginatively rich as those of sighted people.

Dreams are a universal feature of the human mind. Carl Jung even believed that visions in our dreams offer glimpses into universal archetypes, instinctive primordial images derived from a collective unconscious built into the very structure of the human brain. You might think, then, that even blind people could tap into this instinctive pool of primordial images and see them in their dreams.

There have been studies into whether or not congenitally blind people dream in visual images, but the findings have been mixed— some studies conclude that congenitally blind people do not dream in visual images, whilst other reports conclude that may do. The general consensus is that although people who are blind certainly do dream, their dreams are believed to be visual only to the extent that they can see, or could see before their blindness, in their waking life. People who are blind from birth are believed to have dreams that are primarily auditory, with their other intact senses participating to about the same degree that they do in a sighted person’s dreams. Such people are not thought to dream in visual images. People who are legally blind but are able to see blurs of movement, light and color would have a visual dimension to their dreams matching what they see when they are awake.... The Element Encyclopedia

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BLOW DRYER

To dream of using a hair dryer symbolzies emotional affairs and promises either an improvement in your current relationship or a new romance.

To dream of having your hair blown dry by a hairdresser is a warning against repeating gossip.... My Dream Interpretation

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BOSOMLBREAST(S)

(1) Possibly the symbolism is straightforward, pointing to a desire for love or sex.

(2) It or they may symbolize your mother, who gave you birth and nourishment. But are you too attached to her; does your attachment prevent you from achieving a properly independent individuality?

(3) The bosom or breasts may be those of Mother Earth, that is, the source of (new) life. In this case the dream is probably beckoning vou to look inside for sources of renewal and growth. Mother Nature dw ells within us: not in our consciousness, perhaps, but in our unconscious depths - the source of life, growth and healing.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

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BREAKDOWN / BREAKTHROUGH DREAMS

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BREAST

Symbol of nurturing others; see “bra” and “milk”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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BREAST

(Woman’s milk-producingglands)Awoman’s breast in a dream represent’s one’s wife, progeny and a large property. They also represent honor and prosperity. Their beauty is her beauty, and their ailment is her illness.

If one sees a woman hanging down from her breast in a dream, it means that she has committed adultery and that she will give birth to a bastard son.

If a man sees milk coming from his breast, and ifhe is poor, it means that his poverty will end, his life will be a long one, and he will even carry the financial responsibility of caring for two of his brothers. Ifhe is unmarried, it means that he argues about his fertility and doubts his own ability to conceive children.

If a young woman sees her breasts in a dream, it means that she will bear a child. Otherwise, if a single young girl sees her own breasts in a dream, it means that she will get married.

If a female child sees herself having matured breasts in a dream, it means her death.

If a man sees himselfsuckling milk from a woman he does not recognize in a dream, it means a long sickness. Otherwise, ifhis wife is pregnant, it means kissing his wife’s breasts. Suckling milk from a woman’s breast also means imprisonment and deprivation, stress and sadness.

If an old man sees the breast of a woman in his dream, it means that he will hear bad news.

If a teenager sees that, it means that he is in love.

If a man sees himself having a female milk suckling breast in a dream, it means friends, children, or a wife who are of no benefit to him. Ifsuch breasts look hanging tall in the dream, it means either death of one’s child, or it could mean that one will commit a sin.

If one’s breasts are dripping milk in a dream, they represent a woman who cares about her home duty, or it could mean falling into debts.

If one’s breasts are transformed into iron or copper in the dream, it means loss of a child.

A growth in children’s bosom or breasts in a dream means an illness, festering wounds, or it could mean an ulcer.

The nipple of the female breast in a dream represents one’s personal wardrobe. Woman’s breasts in a dream also may be interpreted to mean one’s father and mother.

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BREAST

Longing for connectedness, tenderness, rest. Those you take to your bosom become related. According to ancient Germanic law, families gave their members names of body parts in order to indicate how closely they were related. Somebody with the name “bosom” was a close blood relative.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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BREAST

If you dream that you are resting on the Breast of some person, it is a sign of true and loyal friendship.... Mystic Dream Book

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BREAST

Dreams of breasts represent nurturing, sexuality, femininity and mothering. Full, ripe breasts represent abundance, prosperity and seduction. Small breasts symbolize ripening femininity or perhaps a lack of nurturing in your life. See Boob Job.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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BREAST

Breast (s) interpreted upon 5 sides: small children, girls, [male] servants & companions, brothers.... Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik

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BREAST

You will soon make a new, valuable, and lasting friend if your dream involved resting your head on someone’s breast See Bust.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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BREAST

Heart chakra, God or love center within. Nurturing, comfort, unconditional love.... The Dream Books Symbols

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BREAST

Usually, to be aware of breasts in a dream indicates your connection with the mother figure, and your need to be nursed and cared for. Does a part of you long to again be an infant without responsibilities? Alternatively, breasts represent sexual arousal and raw energy. Seeing naked breasts can also denote a feeling of exposure and invasion of privacy. In particular, for a woman, the dream may indicate anxieties about becoming a woman / mother.

If a chest appears in a dream, this indicates a sense of social confidence or good feelings about yourself. Alternatively, it represents feelings of being overwhelmed and being dangerously confronted by something. Consider also if the dream is telling you that there is something that you need to ‘get off your chest’.

If nipples appear in your dream, this signifies dependency.

If you squeeze pus out of your nipples you may be feeling inadequate sexually.... The Element Encyclopedia

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BREAST FEED

Feeding emotional support to yourself or others. Protect your own energy and watch that you give to others only what you can afford to give away. See Nursing.... The Dream Books Symbols

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BREAST FEEDING

To dream of breast feeding symbolizes your primal need to care for others, and be cared for in return.

If you dream of having trouble breast feeding a starving baby, this represents your dependence on others. You are experiencing some deficiency in your life that needs immediate attention and gratification.... My Dream Interpretation

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BREAST FILLING WITH MILK

If a woman sees here breasts filling with milk or milk flowing from her breasts, it is interpreted as prosperity and wealth in abundance coming her way.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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BREAST PUMP

To dream of a breast pump suggests you are feeling starved for love and affection. You may have to change your current situation to get the care you are seeking.... My Dream Interpretation

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BREAST(S)

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BREAST, BUTTOCK AND GENITAL INJURIES

Dreams about breasts are likely to be sexual. Swollen breasts may be connected with the desire to have children, although you need to consider who or what the baby you’d like to have represents. A dream of being kicked or hit on the buttocks is a clear symbol of some kind of disapproval in waking life—perhaps self-disapproval. Dreams in which you are beaten or whipped may have a straightforward sexual meaning, but they could also refer to an overambitious friend or colleague.

If you are the person doing the beating, is the dream referring to your ambition? If a man dreams of injury to his genitals, it may be highlighting his fear of impotence; for a woman, such dreams may highlight her anxiety about reproduction or sexuality. A dream of castration can be terrifying for a man as it alludes to his whole sense of power and virility.... The Element Encyclopedia

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BREAST, CHEST

Symbol: In a man s dream, a breast is an erotic symbol, but it also shows a strong need for tenderness and being connected.

Vision: Looking at the beautiful breast of a woman: good luck and a joyful love life.

An emaciated breast: poverty and misery. I laving hair on your chest: a positive sign—soon your financial situation will improve. Holding a Baby to your breast: a sure sign of homesickness; or simply that you have much empathy for another person. Watching a baby nursing on its mother’s breast: much good luck in all your personal affairs. Having a large breast: prosperity is on the rise.

Depth Psychology: The breast usually expresses sexual desires, but also a need for love, safety, and security.

If you frequendy dream of cuddling against somebody’s breast, you may be afraid of taking life into your own hands and seek to escape back to that protected state.... Dreamers Dictionary

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BREAST-FEEDING

(Imprisonment; Suckling; Nursing) In a dream, it means being in need, becoming an orphan, business losses, being emotional or having a temper.

If a woman sees herself breast-feeding a man in a dream, it means tightness of worldly means or imprisonment for both of them. Breast-feeding a child after weaning him in a dream means a sickness or imprisonment. Though, if a pregnant woman sees herself breast-feeding a child in a dream, it means that she will have a safe delivery. Ifone sees himselfbreast-feeding a hunted animal, or a domesticated one, or if one sees himself suckling their milk in a dream, it means that an affliction, or a calamity will strike at that person, then it will secede.

If a man sees himself having milk in his breast in a dream, it means material success and prosperity. Should he breast-feed someone in that dream, it denotes ill consequences for both people. Ifa woman sees a man suckling milk from her breast in a dream, it means that he uses force with her to give him her money.

If a woman sees herself moving between other women and breastfeeding them in a dream, it means that she will never yield milk. Ifa sick person sees himself suckling milk in a dream, it means that he will recover from his illness.

(Also see Milk)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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BREAST-FEEDING

To dream that you are breast-feeding symbolizes tenderness, love, nurturing and motherly love. It indicates your unconscious connection with the nurturing principle. To see someone nursing or dream that you are nursing suggests that you are nurturing, or need to nurture, aspects of yourself.... The Element Encyclopedia

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BREASTBONE

See Wishbone, Bone, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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BREASTFEED

Dreams of breast-feeding symbolize being cared for and nurtured. This dream reflects your desire to connect with the Goddess and to be mothered or to mother someone else. This dream can also be calling attention to an aspect of you that is in extreme need of support.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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BREASTFEEDING

Breastfeeding a baby or to see someone else doing so predicts material prosperity. In the case such images are produced by a woman, it may reveal pregnancy.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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BREASTPLATE

Protection; righteousness is a breastplate of protection against the unrighteous acts of others... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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Dream Dictionary Unlimited

BREASTPLATE

Symbolic of the righteousness of Christ, faith, and love, Eph. 6:1, 1 Thess. 5:8... Christian Dream Symbols

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BREASTPLATE

1- In mythology, the breastplate was always considered to protect the knight. When we experience ourselves as wearing some form of protection around the heart, we arc usually protecting our right to love unconditionallv.

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2- Psychologically we arc at our most vulnerable where matters of the heart are concerned, and most often need protection in that area.

To dream of someone else wearing a breastplate indicates their capacity to be hurl emotionally.

3- Our need to protect ourselves spiritually.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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BREASTPLATE

See ARMOR... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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BREASTS

These symbolise a person’s daughters.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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BREASTS

also see Body

1- Considered to be one of the most often dreamed about parts of the bodv. it is the svmbolism of the nourishment and love belonging to motherhood that is most often understood.

For a man to dream of breasts usually indicates his unconscious connection with his mother or the nurturing principle.

2- While intellectually we deny the need for mothering or ‘smother- love’, psychologically this need surfaces when we are under stress and usually comes up as the dream image of breasts.

3- Motherhood, protection and love.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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BREASTS

For a man. a big-breasted woman may express the desire for maternal nurtunng.

For a woman, having larger breasts in a dream may remark on her desire to give more. Breast disease may be a response to feeling that you have given too much to others. Sore nipples in a dream also suggests that others have been sucking your energy and that you feel depleted.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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BREASTS

If of the opposite sex, breasts signify gain, but it may be financial or spiritual.... The Complete Dream Book

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BREASTS

To dream of breasts signifies your primordial desires to be nourished and tended to. This dream represents a maternal quality of nurturing, and a reliance on the mother. Breasts also signify arousal and pure animalistic desires. Witnessing bare breasts may also represent a loss of privacy.

For women, this dream may be indicative of a concern about becoming a mother.

For girls, they may be concerned about becoming a woman.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

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BREASTS

To be conscious of breasts in dreams indicates our connection with the mother figure and our need for nurturing. Such a dream can also indicate a wish to return to being an infant without responsibilities. Also consult the individual entry for breasts.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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BREASTS

Almost inevitably from a spiritual perspective breasts represent motherhood, protection and love. Considered to be one of the most often dreamed about parts of the body, it is the symbolism of the nourishment and love belonging to motherhood that is most often understood.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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BREASTS

Psychological / emotional perspective: While intellectually we may deny the need for mothering or ‘smother­love’, this need surfaces when we are under stress. It often appears as the dream image of breasts.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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BREASTS

Material aspects: Representing femininity, breasts are an important part of the anatomy.

Dreaming of losing a breast may alert us to health matters, or indicate that we are withholding love and affection from someone.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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BREASTS

Gives gender - specific: For a man to dream of breasts usually indicates his unconscious connection with his mother or the nurturing principle.

For a woman, changes in size may suggest that she uses her feminine attributes in a different way.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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BREASTS

Breasts in dreams symbolize nurturing.

To dream of being topless in public means you feel anxious and out of control about something.

If you dream of getting breast implants, someone is taking advantage of your loving nature - be very careful with giving your affections. Also see “Breast Feeding” and “Breast Pump” below.... My Dream Interpretation

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BREASTS

Breasts represent maternity, sweetness, and safety. The dream reveals the emotional need and desire to return to the safety of childhood. For a woman, the image could signify pregnancy; for a child, protection; for a man, satisfactory sexual relations. Due to their nutritive purpose, breasts can also reference ideas and plans that will nourish your interior. According to Freud’s vision, this dream alerts to the possibility that the dreamer depends too much on a maternal figure. (See BABY, MOTHER, WOMAN, and CHEST)

To see breasts full of milk or to suckle from them reflects a desire to return to infancy. This dream could have various origins. Probably it is due to a feeling of insecurity or loneliness, or the need for affection and cover. It could be that the problems is an excessive load of responsibilities or a state of high stress or anxiety.

If a woman dreams that her breasts are droopy and look bad, it means that she will experience heartbreak.

If they are white and big, she will be rich.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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BREASTS

You need to find a deeper connection to the feminine resources inside of you and your ability to nurture. This can relate to self-care or to taking care of something in your outside world. Breasts are also a powerful erogenous zone and are therefore part of sexual expression and physical pleasure.

Dreaming of breasts often connects to the level of self-care of the dreamer, whether the person is male or female. Even erotic dreams involving this symbol should be viewed through this concept. Breasts that are not real might indicate that the nurturing you are giving yourself as an adult is somehow false and not truly nutritious. Older or sagging breasts would indicate a resource that is no longer full. Breasts on a man could indicate a need to cultivate more sensitive and nurturing qualities.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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Complete Dictionary of Dreams

BREASTS

In a dream, women’s breasts may simply indicate sex and sexual desire. Breasts may also symbolize nurturing, whether physical or emotional, as well as the mother principle. Further, naked breasts may represent a feeling of exposure.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

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Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

BREASTS / BREAST FEEDING

Dreaming about breasts can have obvious sexual meaning. However, consider all of the details in your dream in order to obtain the most appropriate meaning. Breasts also represent tenderness, love, and other matters of the heart. Breastfeeding is symbolic of giving or receiving, nurturing, and sustenance. It represents motherly love as well as physical and emotional support and well being. Old dream interpretation books say that breastfeeding is a symbol of great things to come following an extended period of hard work.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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The Bedside Dream Dictionary

BRIGHT

Enlightenment... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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BRIGHT

1- To experience brightness in a dream means that some part of our life needs illuminating, often bv an external source.

2- We have the ability to use the brighter side of our personalities.

3- Dreaming of brightness symbolises the dreamer’s move towards spiritual illumination.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

BRIGHT

See light... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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BUS DRIVER

To dream of seeing a bus driver represents your ability to take control yet work together with others as a team. It could also mean that you are confused as to which path to take in order to reach your goals. You cannot seem to get ahead in life.

To dream that you are a bus driver implies that you have chosen the correct path to achieve your goals, and you are reaching them fairly rapidly. Try to slow down a little and don’t be too aggressive. In particular, if you are a school bus driver in the dream, this could mean that you will reach your objectives faster if you use experience and wisdom to guide you. Perhaps you have achieved a higher level of self-discovery.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

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BUS DRIVER

To see a bus driver in your dream, indicates leadership in some group idea or plan. Things will go well if everyone cooperates. Alternatively, this dream may suggest that you are going around in circles.

To dream that you are a bus driver, suggests that you will advance rapidly in life through learning and gaining knowledge.... My Dream Interpretation

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BUS DRIVER

Dreams of bus drivers or fare collectors symbolize the part of yourself that is concerned with paying your way or how you give authority in a group situation.... The Element Encyclopedia

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BUSINESS AND DREAMING

Although the world of business and the world of dreams are often considered to be incompat­ible, this is not so. Once one realises that dreams may be the ‘printout’ of the most shrewd and capable computer we have access to, we can see them as a source of useful information.

If one is in business, there is information in one’s own mem­ory, along with considered projects, questions about problem areas, which have never been put on an electronic computer. And there is no computer program outside our own mind which can handle and manipulate all the variables, the inte­grating of different information sources—written words, feel­ing hunches, spoken information, personal observation and experience—and then sift, explore different combinations, and reach into pure creativity by leaping into the new.

Dreams should not be seen as oracles, but if we take their information into account along with our other sources, we find them a real addition to our business equipment. See cre­ativity and problem solving in dreams. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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BUSY DREAMS

These are usually a sign of much activity during the day (less often, a suggestion to be more active). In contrast, being an observer in the dream means to be less passive. These dreams may also point to too much stress, indicating that your life has become too frantic. Try to determine whether you see yourself as being very active in the dream or if you seem to be disappearing from view.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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CABINET OR WARDROBE

Beware of treachery among those you trust.... Mystic Dream Book

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Mystic Dream Book

CALDRON

(Kettle) In a dream, a caldron represents a practical method through which things can develop properly. It also represents a mediator, a go-between or a friend with important connections.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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CAMEL DRIVER

In a dream, a camel driver represents a manager, a guide, a sailor, the captain of the ship, travels, or death of a sick person.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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CAN DREAMS COME TRUE?

In 1953, in order to test the possibility of ESP through dreaming—that is, dreams that predict the future or contact others telepathically—a New York psychiatrist named Montague Ulman designed an experiment that involved using a “sender” and a “receiver.”

In this experiment, Ulman attached electrodes of an electroencephalograph (a machine that records brain waves) to the person acting as the receiver. This person would then go to sleep in one room. The “sender” was placed in a different room. When the machine indicated the brain wave pattern that showed the receiver had fallen asleep, the sender opened a sealed envelope that contained a “target” image and concentrated fully on the picture in an attempt to influence the receiver’s dream.

Once, when Ulman himself was acting as the sender, his thoughts strayed from the target image and he began to think about the book Spartacus, which had been made into a movie. The person acting as the receiver dreamed about the movie! Although his results were not all this successful, experiences such as this convinced Ulman that dream ESP was deserving of more research. So in 1962, with Stanley Krippner, he opened a dream laboratory in Brooklyn at Maimonides Medical Center. Although the two men’s experiments continued to produce mixed results, Ulman felt the experiments proved at least the existence of dream telepathy, though not its reliability.

Having experienced instances of ESP in my own dreams, I must concur with the doctors about its reality. Here is an example of a precognitive dream from my own files:

  • The Dream: I am taken to a place where seminars are being held. Someone tells me that this is the same place that B. (a psychic healer friend of mine) studied. I peek around the corner and hear a man say, “Abadie is doing rocks.”
  • I woke up feeling there was significance for me in “rocks,” but at the time I couldn’t figure out what it might be. Still, the word hung in my mind. A year later, I began working with crystals both for healing and telepathy.
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CAPTURING YOUR DREAMS: HOW TO RECALL AND RECORD

“Dreams are illustrations...from the book your soul is writing about you.”
Marsha Norman

We all dream several dreams a night and it’s been suggested that we each have 100,000 dreams over the course of our lives. So you might be wondering why you can’t remember a single one. Medications, alcohol, too little sleep and anxiety about the content of our dreams can all block dream recall.

We’re most likely to remember the dreams closest to awakening, but with a little effort you can boost your dream recall. In fact the more attention you pay to your dreams, by thinking about them, writing them down, working with them, the more likely you are to remember them. Keeping a note pad and a pen beside your bed and recording your dreams immediately on waking is one of the best ways to help your dream recall.

Some dreams fade quickly from memory, so it is crucial you capture them as soon as you can. Immediately on waking, write down your dream or dreams —even if this is in the middle of the night; don’t brush your teeth first or leave it until your alarm clock goes off. If you do that, you’ll probably forget all about it and will lose a valuable dream. If you record your dreams in words, you create permanent reminders that you can use to help you figure out what they are trying to tell you.

Later in the day, transfer the information to a dream diary, specifically set aside for your dreams. In this diary include: the date of your dream, any people involved, the moods and feelings expressed, prominent colors, numbers, or shapes, the problems and conflicts encountered, prominent symbols or stories, information about the dream landscape, whether it was past, present or future and, finally, how the dream ended.

With practice, you will soon get the hang of remembering and writing down your dreams. Use this encyclopedia to help you unlock the meaning of your dream themes and symbols, but never forget that the best book you will ever read about dreams is the one you write yourself: your dream journal.


Programing your mind for dream recall

Some dreams are so vivid you can’t forget them but many are so fleeting they can vanish without a trace. One way to make sure you remember them is to talk to yourself in a positive way. Before going to sleep tell yourself that you will remember your dreams on waking. Try this visualization technique.

When you feel sleepy, turn off the lights and settle down in your favorite sleeping position. In a relaxed way, think about your dreams. Breathe in for a count of five, and out for a count of ten. Repeat this, and then breathe normally. Now imagine you have just woken in the morning and, as you slowly move back into consciousness, you reach for your pen and write down your dream. Bring your attention to the present again, and feel comfortable, warm and sleepy. Tell yourself that in the morning you will remember your dreams.... Dreampedia

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CAR / DRIVING

One of the most frequently occurring symbols of modern times. It points to the transformation into something new. Individual means of transportation, status symbol, motorized energy—it is also a sexual symbol. In a modern sense, usually a symbol for being on the go every day, and of psychological strength and mobility. As with the “Chariot” in the Tarot, it always presents a question about our road in life and how we are charting our course. As a symbol of environmental pollution, it often points to the need for inner growth.

Are you driving yourself or is somebody else driving you? What kind of an auto is it? For example, a sports car relates to virility, a utility vehicle to control. What color is the car? Are you fixing it up or Driving it?

According to Freud, in psychoanalysis a car is often the symbol for treatment. As Freud sees it, a slow car is making an ironic statement about the slowness of the analytical process.

According to Jung, it is a symbol for moving away. See Wagon.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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CARL JUNG ON DREAMS

Jung studied under the tutelage of Sigmund Freud. Their differing views on dreams and dream interpretations led to a permanent rift that led them to go their separate ways.

Like Freud, Jung believed in the existence of the unconscious. However, he didn’t see the unconscious as animalistic, instinctual, and sexual; he saw it as

more spiritual. Dreams were a way of communicating and acquainting ourselves with the unconscious. Dreams were not attempts to conceal our true feelings from the waking mind, but rather they were a window to our unconscious. They served to guide the waking self to achieve

wholeness. Dreams offered a solution to a problem we are facing in our waking life.

Jung viewed the ego as one’s sense of self and how we portray ourselves to the world. Part of Jung’s theory was that all things can be viewed as paired opposites (i.e. good/evil, male/female, or love/hate). And thus working in opposition to the ego, is the “counter-ego” or what he referred to as the shadow. The shadow represents rejected aspects of yourself that you do not wish to acknowledge. It is considered an aspect of yourself which is somewhat more primitive, uncultured, and awkward.”

He said, “Dreams are the main source of all of our knowledge about symbolism.” This means that the messages you receive from your dreams are expressed symbolically and must be interpreted to find their true meanings.

Jung says that rarely do the symbols in dreams have just one meaning. And when interpreting the messages in your dreams, he suggests going with your first hunch, relying on your intuitive abilities, before applying morerational methods of dream interpretation.

Perhaps one of the most fascinating dream theorists might be Edgar Cayce. Today, we would call him a psychic. When he was alive, he was a fascinating individual who, it appeared, could speak with the dead, make predictions about the future, and provide insight into areas where the normal person couldn’t go.... Dreampedia

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CASSANDRA

Wise helper... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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CATEGORIES OF DREAMS

Gnffith, Miyago and Tago give 34 types of dream themes, from falling to being hung by the neck.

For the lay dreamer it is more useful to put dreams into much broader categories such as psychological. ESP, body, sexual, spiritual and problem solving. In researching the data for this book, some special cluster of dream themes were no­ticed.

For instance a cluster was noted in women past middle age, they dreamt of walking in a town and losing their hus­band. Description of these clusters can be seen in son and husband under family; losing teeth under body; flying; secret room under house; dead people; individuation. See also dream as meeting place; dream as spiritual guide; dream as therapist and healer; sex in dreams; ESP in dreams. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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CATHEDRAL

To dream of a wast cathedral with its domes rising into space, denotes that you will be possessed with an envious nature and unhappy longings for the unattainable, both mental and physical; but if you enter you will be elevated in life, having for your companions the learned and wise. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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CATHEDRAL

Symbolic of old religion ... Christian Dream Symbols

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CATHEDRAL

(Dome, as in “House of God”):

Holy place, self-contemplation, quietness in times of unrest, as in Chapel and Church, only stronger because of its size and more intense. Nostalgic, remembering old times. Structuring one’s own life, great works, correlating many different strengths, fulfilling one’s calling.

Security and a place of quiet. It often suggests the need to take time out for contemplation.

Folklore: Viewing a cathedral from the outside is positive; from the inside, negative.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Little Giant Encyclopedia

CATHEDRAL

*Please see Church... Dream Symbols and Analysis

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CATHEDRAL

The important nature of this building has led to many contrary definitions. It seems best to treat the outside view of a Cathedral as showing good fortune, while if you dream of the interior, you should take care, or trouble may befall you.... Mystic Dream Book

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CATHEDRAL

Dreams of a cathedral symbolize elaborate spirituality and outward devotion to your religious or spiritual path. This dream could also represent your attachment to the outer accoutrements of your spirituality. This dream is asking you to make sure that your spiritual walk matches your talk. See Church.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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CATHEDRAL

Seen from the outside this building presages attainment of your highest aspiration; the inside predicts failure to reach your ultimate goal, but some satisfying rewards during your struggle to get there.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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CATHEDRAL

See Church.... The Dream Books Symbols

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The Dream Books Symbols

CATHEDRAL

See ABBEY and CASTLE... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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CAULDRON

also see Kettle

1- Almost universally the cauldron represents abundance, sustenance and nourishment. By association, the magic cauldron suggests fertility and the feminine power of transformation.

To dream of a cauldron, therefore, reconnects us with our basic principles.

2- Psychologically, when a cauldron appears in a dream we may need to take note of our intuitive abilities, or of our ability to create new things from simple ingredients.

3- Spiritually the cauldron symbolises renewal and rebirth.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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CAULDRON

(see Abyss, Basket, Bowl, Chalice, Circle, Forge, Water)

The symbol of the triune, primordial Goddess and birth giver (because of its shape and having three legs).

Fertility, femininity, and procreativity.

Magical power. In Indian mythos, Indra drank from three cauldrons to empower himself with mystical energy.

Wisdom, insight, and knowledge. According to Teutonic stories, there are three great cauldrons in the earth’s center containing beverages that impart these beneficial characteristics. Odin, the ruler of the gods, was believed to have drunk from all three.

Creativity. Among the Celts, the Cauldron of Cerridwen dispensed the muse to any who partook of it.... The Language of Dreams

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CAULDRON

Universally, a cauldron signifies abundance, sustenance and nourishment.

The magic cauldron points to the womb and therefore suggests fertility and the feminine power of transformation.... Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation

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CAULDRON

Spiritually the cauldron symbolizes renewal and rebirth. Many folk tales use the symbolism of cooking to represent the making of mankind.

A cauldron can also represent the womb.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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CAULDRON

Psychological / emotional perspective: Psychologically, when a cauldron appears in a dream we may need to take note of our intuitive abilities, or of our ability to create new things from simple ingredients.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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CAULDRON

Material aspects: Almost universally the cauldron represents abundance, sustenance and nourishment. By association, the magic cauldron suggests fertility and the feminine power of transformation.

To dream of a cauldron, therefore, reconnects us with our basic principles.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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CAULDRON

Gives gender - specific: Originally the cauldron was round-bottomed, thus reinforcing the symbolism of the womb. In a woman’s dream it therefore suggests transformation often brought about by her own power. In a man’s dream he is more likely to use power beyond himself.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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CEDRIC

Courageous in battle... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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CHESS AND DRAUGHTS

To dream that you are playing one of these games shows difficulties in your path.

The issue will depend upon the result of the game.... Mystic Dream Book

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CHILD / CHILDREN

see People... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

CHILD / CHILDREN

see Dream Dictionary: People

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CHILD / CHILDREN

See people... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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CHILDHOOD DREAMS

The following dreams are typical of childhood and mirror the stresses, experiences and questions associated with this stage in life. It is possible, however, to have one of these dreams at any stage in your life. See also STAGES OF LIFE.... The Element Encyclopedia

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CHILDHOOD DREAMS

Research has shown that sensitive or gifted children tend to be more prone to dreams and nightmares. Dreams in childhood often mirror the stress and confusion that is associated with the early years of our lives. Frightening dreams or nightmares are common to children up to the age of around eight.

If you are a concerned parent, simply talking about the dream with your child can help dissipate the tension around them. Avoid the instinct to tell the child that it was just a dream and that dreams aren’t real, as this may discourage your child from confiding in you, or simply frustrate them because you don’t take it seriously. You may also have a child who dreams with their eyes open for a few seconds after the dream is over and they are awake. In general, such experiences are not signs of a disorder, but if you are concerned, talk to your doctor or a pediatrician.... The Element Encyclopedia

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CHILDREN

Dream of children sweet and fair.

To you will come suave debonair, Fortune robed in shining dress, Bearing wealth and happiness.

To dream of seeing many beautiful children is portentous of great prosperity and blessings.

For a mother to dream of seeing her child sick from slight cause, she may see it enjoying robust health, but trifles of another nature may harass her.

To see children working or studying, denotes peaceful times and general prosperity.

To dream of seeing your child desperately ill or dead, you have much to fear, for its welfare is sadly threatened.

To dream of your dead child, denotes worry and disappointment in the near future.

To dream of seeing disappointed children, denotes trouble from enemies, and anxious forebodings from underhanded work of seemingly friendly people.

To romp and play with children, denotes that all your speculating and love enterprises will prevail. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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CHILDREN

(See Dependents)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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CHILDREN

Symbolic of God’s blessing, joy, and peace, Zech. 8:5... Christian Dream Symbols

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CHILDREN

To dream of children betokens success (Artemidorus). Children symbolize Christ’s love and beneficence (Clement). ... The Fabric of Dream

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CHILDREN

A dream of lovely children could foretell only great blessings and a happy home.

For a married woman to dream of giving birth to a child is an augury of domestic bliss and freedom from worry.... The Complete Dream Book

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CHILDREN

The significance of this dream depends on the state of the children.

If they are well and happy; the portent couid not be better. Otherwise, the dream is an omen of sickness.... The Complete Dream Book

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The Complete Dream Book

CHILDREN

A lucky dream, showing success in business.... Mystic Dream Book

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CHILDREN

See Birth. ... Indian Interpretation of Dreams

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Indian Interpretation of Dreams

CHILDREN

To dream of seeing happy or beautiful children in your dream is lucky. You will have great happiness and blessings.

If you see kids working or studying, peaceful times are ahead.

To dream of a sick or unhappy child symbolizes trouble from your enemies.

If you dream of playing with children, your love hopes will come true.

If you dream of being a mother (and you don’t have children in real life), this foretells a surprising turn of events concerning a cause you believed to be lost.... My Dream Interpretation

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CHILDREN

Many children, playing and laughing, signify great happiness for the dreamer.

If the children are unhappy, vexations may be caused by the double-crossing of a friend.

If a child is very ill, the dream indicates monetary reverses.... Psycho Dream Interpretation

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CHILDREN

If your dream featured children (of walking age upward), its augury is one of happiness in domestic affairs and/or business interests, whichever concerns you most.

See also Baby.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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CHILDREN

Aspects of yourself, such as vulnerability, innocence, openness, flexibility, playfulness. Your own children mirror your attitudes and beliefs. Often suggests you have forgotten the child part of self.... The Dream Books Symbols

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The Dream Books Symbols

CHILDREN

All people in your dreams are reflections of your personality. At the heart of this symbol, children represent innocence. However, the behavior and actions of the children may affect how you interpret their presence in your dream. Also consider the age of the child or children in the landscape of the dream. They may represent new ideas, patterns, and expressions of consciousness that emerged in your waking life at the time of their birth. For example, a seven-year-old child may connect to some element of your life that began seven years prior to having the dream. You can also look at the age of a child in a dream as relating to a pattern that emerged in your consciousness at that age. From this perspective, the seven-year-old dream child relates to something that happened to you when you were seven.

If the children in your dream are your own, the dream is likely reflecting issues that are more literal and about your home life.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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Complete Dictionary of Dreams

CHILDREN

Dreaming of children may symbolize the inner emotional needs of the dreamer. Returning to a less complicated state and way of life may be indicated.

Dreaming of children frequently symbolizes a longing for the past, for another chance to satisfy repressed desires and unfulfilled hopes.

Therapists engaged in trauma work have reported that parents who grieve the loss of a child will dream of that child until they have accepted their loss.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

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Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

CHILDREN

Children in a dream are symbols of joy and warmth, or of your desire for joy and warmth in waking life.

If children are giving flowers, fruits or sweets, this suggests unexpected success or happiness. If, however, the children are quarrelling, this indicates domestic problems. Children in dreams can also represent feelings about your childhood, or current feelings of dependency or vulnerability. What is happening to the child in the dream will help you determine the interpretation.

If the children in your dream are boys, they symbolize high energy levels and new beginnings.

If the boys are playing, this suggests the resolution of domestic or financial problems. If, however, the boys are quarrelling, this dream may be a warning to listen to the advice of people around you, especially if they are older than you. Perhaps you have been acting rashly.

If one or more of the boys are injured, it is a serious warning to take a sober look at how you run your day-to-day life.

If the children in your dreams are girls you know and they are smiling, friendly or affectionate, this suggests that your general attitude of honesty will be much appreciated by those around you.

If you don’t know the girls, this can suggest the beginnings of a new relationship.

If the girls are untidy, disruptive, crying, angry or abusive, this could be a warning to show more understanding to your partner and those around you to avoid arguments and unnecessary misunderstandings.... The Element Encyclopedia

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The Element Encyclopedia

CHILDREN, FEW

Some new ideas.... Expansions Dream Dictionary

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CHILDREN, GROWN

Ideas that are no longer present or useful.... Expansions Dream Dictionary

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Expansions Dream Dictionary

CHILDREN 

The child within, days gone by and memories.Children are under the care of an adult.Generally you are both child and adult, but not always.When shown a particular adult with a child, take note of how the adult treats the child.Could this be the way you are treating the child within you? ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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The Bedside Dream Dictionary

COLD DRINK

Refreshing, good news, Prov. 25:25... Christian Dream Symbols

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Christian Dream Symbols

COLOR, BRIGHT

Problems becoming evident or exposed. ... Expansions Dream Dictionary

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Expansions Dream Dictionary

COMMON TRAVELING DREAMS

Traveling dreams can be incredibly insightful because they show you what is keeping you from getting what you want in life. Always take note of the mode of transportation used and whether the vehicle is designed for one person or many as these will say something about the approach you are using to handle a certain situation.

Perhaps the most common of all traveling dream is the one in which you miss your plane, boat or train. No matter how frustrating this dream is, it is actually trying to help you get what you want. Look closely at what you should have done in the dream to make your connection; if there is clearly something you could have done differently to ensure you were on time, your dream is encouraging a shift of emphasis, understanding or action in waking life.

Another common dream is taking the wrong bus, train or plane.

This dream is particularly common to people who have problems making decisions in life because they are worried about what other people think. Your dreaming mind is urging you to correct this tendency by focusing on what you think is right. Yet another common dream involves being on board a boat, ship or plane and the person in charge becomes unable to pilot or steer. You are suddenly called upon to steer. This dream suggests that you are about to be thrust into a position of authority and that others are relying on you. For dreams of crashes or disasters whilst traveling, see also DISASTERS.

Dreams of traveling to a safe harbor or haven highlight the need for comfort and security in waking life. Remember that the trials, frustrations and challenges that you face in the dream symbolize real- life impediments and emotions that are slowing you down or helping you along your way. When interpreting traveling dreams, always consider the reactions and solutions that the dream calls upon you to make to improve your dream journey. The necessary ingredient to encourage your progress is often a symbolic representation for the action or position in waking life that will be most beneficial to you.... Common Dreams

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Common Dreams

COMPENSATORY WISH-FULFILLMENT DREAMS

If your life is particularly difficult, you may have a dream in which you feel blissfully carefree and happy.

If you are feeling lonely and unloved, you may have a dream in which you are making love. Many dream analysts describe these night-time idylls as wish-fulfillment compensatory dreams. In classic Freudian theory, dreams are thought to be vehicles for wish-fulfillment. In dreams, the dreamer can develop and satisfy complex wishes and desires that would not be allowed to seep through to consciousness in waking life. Although this theory can be quite complicated, put simply it suggests that dreams reflect your unconscious desires. For example, if you are having financial problems, you may dream of winning the lottery.

If you are worn out after weeks of hard work, you may dream of sunning yourself on a beach without a care in the world.

If you are worried about the way you look, you may dream of being a supermodel.

Bear in mind, though, that compensatory wish-fulfillment is just one explanation for uplifting dreams; the meaning of your dream will always remain personal to you. However much a dream may appear to be wish-fulfillment, it is still important to consider its many layers of meaning. Jung’s theories about alchemy may also help you understand feelings of both intense joy and of sadness in your dreams.

In his classic 1944 text Psychology and Alchemy, Jung concluded that the ancient tradition of alchemy could help us make sense of a universally valid truth—that one becomes aware of new meanings within the unconscious by seeing them mirrored in the world around us. This is the psychological phenomenon of projection—the placing of unknown and unfulfilled desires onto other people and things—a process Jung believed was often at work in dreams.... The Element Encyclopedia

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COMPUTERS AND DREAMS

Because of the ease with which computers can file, son, cross reference and present informa­tion, a great deal of work has been done in analysing the content of thousands of dreams (The Content Analysis oj Dreams, Hall and Van De Castle). As computers are an every­day pan of many homes, we can easily use them to gain insight into our own dreams. Two areas of help are as follows.

We can enter many dreams, then with a program such as Seeker or Masterfile, easily scan through them to see the fre­quency of dream themes. This approach to dreams—self in­sight through a series of dreams—is explained by Hall in The Meaning of Dreams. Important issues in our life and develop­ment occur as frequent dream themes, and are easily seen using a computer.

The program Brainstonn (Brainstorm Software Ltd) makes cross referencing dream symbols and associated comments easy. Using this program, if one dreamt of a tree and wrote one s associations, then six months later dreamt of a tree and entered this, the program instantly reminds you of the past reference to tree and can display it. Gradually a reference base of your own dreams and comments can be built up and quickly scanned. Such comparisons help to form a personality profile of yourself or others. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

CONQUERING OR DROPPING A MOUNTAIN

If a person sees himself conquering or defeating a mountain (as in a fight), it means he will commit murder.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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CONSIDER COMMON DREAM SYMBOLISM FIRST

If there’s any such thing as a shortcut to finding dream meaning, this is it. The majority of dreams convey meaning using one of just a few forms of symbolism. So, chances are that your dream symbol represents something in your life or mind in one of the following ways, which you’ll begin to recognize as you interpret more dreams. When searching for a symbol’s meaning, always consider these most common forms of symbolism first.

Literal Translation
If the dream symbol (person, event, object, action, setting, etc.) exists in your real life, it might represent that actual element of your waking life. For example, your mother who was hugging you might represent a particular time she hugged you, or her affection toward you in general. Consider whether the dream symbol might represent the same thing in your current life, past, or imagined future, and whether your feelings about the dream symbol remind you of feelings you felt about something in your real life (perhaps recently).

Emotions
The emotions you feel regarding the dream symbol are probably the same as the emotions you feel about whatever the symbol represents in your real life. For example, if you feel overwhelmed by a swarm of insects in a dream, the swarm might represent your to-do list that feels overwhelming in real life. (See more about emotions in the Emotions symbol category.)

Abundance or Lack
A dream symbol can represent something that you feel you have too much of, do too much of, or want less of in your real life. Alternatively, your dream symbol could represent something that you feel you lack, do too little of, or want more of. If your dream contained a pleasant experience (such as relaxing on a beach), your subconscious mind could be pointing to your desire for more relaxation in your life. If your dream was unpleasant (such as someone judging you), your subconscious mind may have been focused on trying to avoid that kind of experience in real life.

Personal Symbolism
A dream symbol may convey meaning that you personally associate with it based on your experiences, feelings, and other influences (as described in Subconscious Influences on Dream Symbolism). For example, one person might associate a baby with vulnerability and someone else might associate it with growth.

A particular dream symbol may bring more than one meaning to mind for you. For example, money might bring to mind how fun it is to spend, but you might also think of money as power or a solution to financial problems. If the first meaning that comes to mind doesn’t seem to relate to anything in your real life and doesn’t resonate intuitively, explore additional meanings (TOOL: Caveman Explanation is helpful for this).

Importance
The symbols you tend to notice in a dream are often the most important ones. So a good place to start when exploring your dream is with the symbols that stood out. Symbols may stand out because they’re so huge you can’t miss them (like a boulder falling on your house) or they could be small details that happen to stand out in your mind (like the chipped rim of a teacup). Sometimes an important symbol is highlighted in the dream with a bright color, illuminated with light, pointed to with an arrow, or emphasized in some other way.

Urgency
If there’s a sense of urgency involved in the dream, the dream might represent an urgent matter that you feel needs attention in your real life (or one that you fear or imagine needing attention). For example, a dream about trying to put out a fire at work could point to a real-life problem that arose suddenly at work that you feel requires quick action to avoid catastrophe.

Subject Context
A dream might be about you or it could represent your perception of a friend or a recent situation—even in the media, on TV, or in a movie. For example, in a dream about a girl wearing a cheerful flowered dress, the girl could represent a happier version of yourself or your desire to feel more cheerful. Alternatively, she might represent a friend who was in a happy mood when you saw her yesterday, an upbeat song you just heard, or an optimistic character you saw in a TV show last night.

Time Context
A dream symbol could represent something in your past, present, or imagined future. Look for elements that bring to mind a particular time frame, either in the characteristics of the symbol itself or in the other things associated with it in the dream (people, activities, clothes, places, music, books, etc.). Time-related cues could include things like hair or clothing styles, a person appearing younger or older than their current age in real life, technologies of a different era, or personal cues such as the cowboy boots you wore at age seven.

Emotional Exaggeration
When a dream portrays a real-life situation that’s particularly emotional for the dreamer, sometimes the situation shows up as exaggerated in the dream. In other words, the subconscious mind may amplify the real-life situation, “making a mountain out of a molehill,” expressing how strongly you feel about the dream’s subject matter. For example, if in real life you saw a baby snake in your yard, and you’re very afraid of snakes, the snake might show up in a dream as a huge serpent attacking you. So, consider whether a particular dream symbol could represent a similar but less extreme situation in your waking life, about which you feel strong emotion.... Common Dreams

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CONTROL DREAMS

To dream that you are able to control the action in your dreams, indicates your growing confidence, high self-esteem and increasing skills. Alternatively, this type of dream may be a way of compensating for a waking situation in which you felt powerless.... My Dream Interpretation

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COSMIC DREAMS

When people of antiquity had dreams of strange cosmic events, like fire raining down from heaven, comets, etc., they would report them to the Areopagus in Athens or to the Senate in Rome. According to Jung, such dreams meant that the dreamer was being prepared for a position in government.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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COUGH DROP

Gives relief from words that were painful to swallow... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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CREATIVITY AND PROBLEM SOLVING IN DREAMS

Few dreams are, by themselves, problem solving or creative.

The few excep­tions are usually very clear. Example: ‘My mother-in-law died of cancer. I had watched the whole progression of her illness, and was very upset by her death. Shortly after she died the relatives gathered and began to sort through her belongings to share them out. That was the climax of my upset and distress, and I didn’t want any part of this sorting and taking her things. That night I dreamt I was in a room with all the relatives. They were sorting her things, and I felt my waking distress. Then my mother-in-law came into the room. She was very real and seemed happy. She said for me not to be upset as she didn’t at all mind her relatives taking her things. When I woke from the dream all the anxiety and upset had disap­peared. It never returned (told to author dunng a talk given to the Housewives Register in Ilfracombe).

Although in any collection of dreams such clearcut prob­lem solving is fairly rare, nevertheless the basic function in dreams appears to be problem solving.

The proof of this lies in research done in dream withdrawal. As explained in the entry science, sleep and dreams, subjects are woken up as they begin to dream, therefore denying them dreams. This quickly leads to disorientation and breakdown of normal functioning, showing that a lot of problem solving occurs in dreams, even though it may not be as obvious as in the exam­ple. This feature of dreaming can be enhanced to a marked degree by processing dreams and arriving at insights into the information they contain. This enables old problems to be cleared up and new information and attitudes to be brought into use more quickly. Through such active work one be­comes aware of the self, which Carl Jung describes as a cen­tre, but which we might think of as a synthesis of all our experience and being. Gaining insight and allowing the self entrance into our waking affairs, as M L. Von Franz says in Man and His Symbols, gradually produces a wider and more mature personality’ which emerges, and by degrees becomes effective and even visible to others’.

The function of dreams may well be described as an effort on the part of our life process to support, augment and help mature waking consciousness.

A study of dreams suggests that the creative forces which are behind the growth of our body are also inextricably connected with psychological develop­ment. In fact, when the process of physical growth stops, the psychological growth continues.

If this is thwarted in any way, it leads to frustration, physical tension and psychosomatic and eventually physical illness.

The integration of experience.

which dreams are always attempting, if successful cannot help but lead to personal growth. But it is often frozen by the individual avoiding the growing pains’, or the discomfon of breaking through old concepts and beliefs.

Where there is any attempt on the pan of our conscious personality to co-operate with this, the creative aspect of dreaming emerges. In fact anything we are deeply involved in, challenged by or attempting, we will dream about in a creative way. Not only have communities like the American Indians used dreams in this manner—to find better hunting, solve community problems, find a sense of personal life direction— but scientists, writers, designers and thousands of lay people have found very real information in dreams After all, through dreams we have personal use of the greatest computer ever produced in the history of the world—the human brain.

1- In Genesis 41, the story of Pharaoh’s dream is told—the seven fat cows and the seven thin cows. This dream was creative in that, with Joseph’s interpretation, it resolved a national problem where famine followed years of plenty. It may very well be an example of gathered information on the history of Egypt being in the mind of Pharaoh, and the dream putting it together in a problem solving way. See dream process as computer.

2- William Blake dreamt his dead brother showed him a new way of engraving copper. Blake used the method success­fully.

3- Otto Leowi dreamt of how to prove that nervous impulses were chemical rather than electncal. This led to his Nobel prize.

4- Friedrich Kekule tned for years to define the structure of benzene. He dreamt of a snake with its tail in its mouth, and woke to realise this explained the molecular forma­tion of the benzene ring. He was so impressed he urged colleagues, ‘Gentlemen, leam to dream.’

5- Hilprecht had an amazing dream of the connection be­tween two pieces of agate which enabled him to translate an ancient Babylonian inscription.

6- Elias Howe faced the problem of how to produce an effec­tive sewing machine.

The major difficulty was the needle. He dreamt of natives shaking spears with holes in their points. This led to the invention of the Singer sewing ma­chine.

7- Robert Louis Stevenson claims to have dreamt the plot of many of his stories.

8- Albert Einstein said that during adolescence he dreamt he was riding a sledge. It went faster and faster until it reached the speed of light.

The stars began to change into amazing patterns and colours, dazzling and beautiful. His meditation on that dream throughout the years led to the theory of relativity.

To approach our dreams in order to discover their creativity, first decide what problematic or creative aspect of your life needs ‘dream power’. Define what you have already leamt or know about the problem. Write it down, and from this clarify what it is you want more insight into.

If this breaks down into several issues, choose one at a time. Think about the issue and pursue it as much as you can while awake. Read about it, ask people’s opinions, gather information. This is all data for the dream process.

If the question still needs further insight, be­fore going to sleep imagine you are putting the question to your internal store of wisdom, computer, power centre, or whatever image feels right.

For some people an old being who is neither exclusively man nor woman is a working image.

In the morning note down whatever dream you remember. It does not matter if the dream does not appear to deal with the question; Elias Howe’s native spears were an outlandish image, but nevertheless contained the information he needed. Investigate the dream using the techniques given in the entry dream processing. Some problems take time to define, so use the process until there is a resolution.

If it is a major problem, it may take a year or so; after all, some resolutions need re­structuring of the personality, because the problem cannot disappear while we still have the same attitudes and fears. See secret of the universe dreams; dream processing. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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CROSS DRESSER

See Transsexual.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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CROSS DRESSING

If you dream about a man dressed like a woman, or a woman dressed like a man (or if you cross-dressed in the dream), this signifies that you are uncomfortable in some way with the more feminine side of your personality.... My Dream Interpretation

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CROSS-DRESSING

Clothes relate to our persona and the choices we make about how we want the world to see us. When gender lines are being crossed in a dream, the main theme of your interpretation will be the integration of either the masculine principle or the feminine principle, depending upon the direction of the switch. Taking on the garb of the opposite sex could mean a desire to incorporate more of those traits into the way people see you.

A woman in drag could be expressing a desire to be seen as more aggressive or powerful.

A man in drag might be considering what it would be like to be more receptive in the world and be perceived as more sensitive.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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Complete Dictionary of Dreams

CUPBOARD / CLOSET / WARDROBE

If you dreamed of opening a cupboard door to find that it opened into an empty room or a room you hadn’t seen before, your dreaming mind is telling you that you are ready for new challenges in life. The time is right to begin a new project or make a change. The dream can also suggest hidden memories and emotions, suggestive of the ‘skeleton in the cupboard’.

If the cupboard is open, closed or you are trapped in it, this indicates how open or closed you are to other people and the possibility of change. To see a closet in your dream symbolizes something in your life that you have kept hidden. It may also signify an unveiling of previously hidden aspects of yourself as in ‘coming out of the closet’. Storing clothes in the wardrobe or dressing room may express the image you want to present to the outside world—or in Jungian terminology, the persona. A locked wardrobe indicates a desire for privacy, whereas a wardrobe overflowing with clothes suggests extravagance.... The Element Encyclopedia

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CUPBOARD\WARDROBE

Memory, resources; different roles you play or attitudes and emotions expressed if wardrobe, hidden memories and emotions, such as skeleton in the cupboard, womb. Open, closed or trapped in cupboard: whether we are ‘open or closed’ to other people; trapped in old feelings, sense of isolation. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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DANDRUFF

Figurative of a dry, close minded attitude... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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DANDRUFF

1. Nerves and nervous habits; expresses a need to relax.

2. Tension is in need of healthy release.

3. A feeling that one is losing one’s mind. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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DANDRUFF

To dream of having dandruff in your hair suggests that you are extremely tense. Put more care into your daily habits, cut down on caffeine and get more regular exercise.

If you dreamed of pulling large sheets of dead white skin from your scalp, you are, surprisingly, starting to feel less anxiety.

If your head itched uncontrollably in the dream, your manic behavior has probably been a topic of discussion among friends.... My Dream Interpretation

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DANDRUFF

Negative thoughts are creating mild but noticeable fallout. There may be some doubts about self-worth and attractiveness at the core of the issues at hand.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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Complete Dictionary of Dreams

DAY-DREAM

Revealing the substance of hope and faith that sustains one’s spirit until fulfillment; see “dreaming”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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DAYDREAMING

(See Dream interpreter; Moon. Also see Introduction)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DAYDREAMING

There is a big difference between daydreaming and dreams when you are sleeping, even though the physical state we enter when we daydream has much in common with the relaxed state we assume during sleep. However, when you are daydreaming, you are not actually asleep.

When you are asleep, your defense mechanisms are down and you are psychologically more vulnerable. In other words, we shed the masks we wear in public.

Therefore what is expressed in night dreaming is probably a better representation of whom we are, not just our waking hopes and fears. Feelings and thoughts we might be unwilling to acknowledge in waking life often surface boldly in dreams.

Night dreams also speak to us in the powerful language of symbols, whereas the language of daydreams tends to be more tangible, reflecting events that have a clearer reality to them.... Dreampedia

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DEAD LETTER DROP

A message that falls on dead ears... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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DEAD PEOPLE DREAMS

Example: ‘My husband’s mother, no longer alive, came and slid her arms carefully under me and lifted me up. I shouted “Put me down! Put me down! I don’t want to go yet.” She carefully lowered me on to the bed and disappeared’ (EH). Most dreams in which dead people appear are expressive of our attempts to deal with our feelings, guilt or anger in connection with the person who died, or our own feelings about death. In the example the dreamer is feeling fear about being carried off by death.

When someone close to us dies we go through a period of change from relating to them as an external reality, to meeting and accepting them as alive in our memories and inner life. In the next example the man has not only come to terms with his mother’s and his own death, but also found this inner reality. Example: A dark grey sugar loaf form materialised. This pillar lightened in shade as I watched. It didn’t move. I began to think it was Mrs Molten who died in 1956.

The feeling grew stronger but still the colour lightened. Then it bent over and kissed my head. In that instant I knew it was my mother.

An ecstatic joy and happiness such as I have never known on earth suffused me. That happiness remained constantly in mind for the next few days’ (Mr M). ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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DECEASED (DREAMING ABOUT)

If you should dream of a deceased person and this person speaks only to you, pay close attention to what the spirit is telling you as it could be very important to you.

To dream of seeing a deceased person is normally a dream of warning, and it tells you that the influences around you at this time does not bode well for your affairs, and you should not enter into any binding contracts or verbal agreements until this phase passes.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

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DEHYDRATED

Revealing a need for spiritual help; see “water”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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DEIRDRE

Seeker of wisdom and truth... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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DEPRESSION AND DREAMS

One hundred and forty dreams were collected from a group of patients suffering depression.

The same number of dreams were collected from people simi­lar in age and social background, but not suffering depression.

The dreams were given code numbers, mixed and given to an independent judge. He was asked to look for any evident themes of self punishment, such as ‘I was waiting for my friends all night but they never turned up’, ‘my fiance married somebody else’. Such self punishing themes were found to occur with greater frequency in the depressives’ dreams. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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DEW (DROPS)

Almost without exception a symbol of liberated sexuality.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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DID WE ALWAYS DREAM?

That may seem like a silly question, but think about early man. Have people always dreamt even when the world around them was quite simple and mundane? The answer is yes. While we cannot have definitive proof of paleo-man, we can know that back in the Roman Era, striking and significant dreams were submitted to the Senate for analysis and interpretation.

What did man do with these odd images that appeared during their sleep? Well, they did what we do today – tried to interpret them!

Dream interpretations date back to 3000-4000 B.C. where they were documented on clay tablets. For as long as we have been able to communicate our dreams, we have been fascinated with them and strive to understand them.

People in primal societies were unable to distinguish between the dream world and reality. They not only saw the dream world as an extension of reality, but that the dream realm was a more powerful world.

Back in the Greek and Roman era, dreams were often seen in a religious context and messages from the gods. Temples, called Asclepieions were built around the power of dreams. It was believed that sick people who slept in these temples would be sent cures through their dreams.

In Egypt, priests also acted as dream interpreters. The Egyptians recorded their dreams in hieroglyphics. People with particular vivid and significant dreams were believed to be blessed and were considered special. People who had the power to interpret dreams were looked up to and seen as divinely gifted. In the bible, there are over seven hundred mentions of dreams. Tracing back to these ancient cultures, people had always had an inclination to interpret dreams

Dreams were also seen as prophetic and an omen from outside spirits. People often looked to their dreams for signs of warning and advice from a deity, from the dead or even the works of a demon. Sometimes they look to their dreams for what to do or what course of action to take.

Dreams often dictated the actions of political and military leaders. In fact, in the Green and Roman era, dream interpreters even accompanied military leaders into battle to help. Some interpreters aided the medicine men in a diagnosis. Dreams offered a vital clue for healers in finding what was wrong with the dreamer.

Dreaming can be seen as an actual place that your spirit and soul leaves every night to go and visit. The Chinese believed that the soul leaves the body to go into this world. However, if they should be suddenly awakened, their soul may fail to return to the body. For this reason, some Chinese today, are wary of alarm clocks.

Some Native American tribes and Mexican civilizations share this same notion of a distinct dream dimension. They believed that their ancestors lived in their dreams and take on non-human forms like plants. They see that dreams as a way of visiting and having contact with their ancestors. Dreams also helped to point their mission or role in life.

During the Middle Ages, dreams were seen as evil and its images were temptations from the devil. In the vulnerable sleep state, the devil was believed to fill the mind of humans with poisonous thoughts. He did his dirty work though dreams attempting to mislead humans down a wrong path.

In the early 19th century, dreams were dismissed as stemming from anxiety, a household noise or even indigestion. Hence there was really no meaning to it. Later on in the 19th century, Sigmund Freud revived the importance of dreams and its significance and need for interpretation. He revolutionized the study of dreams.... Dreampedia

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DIFFERENT TYPES OF DREAMS

“The interpretation of dreams is the real path to knowing the soul.”
SIGMUND FREUD

Clear and personalized messages Before jumping in to discover the hidden messages that filter into our dreams and appear in the dictionary in the second part, it’s best to keep in mind that not all oneiric thoughts can be analyzed with the same pattern. Therefore, psychologists and analysts distinguish between three classes of dreams:

  • Readjustment dreams
  • Satisfaction dreams
  • Premonitory dreams
In the interpretation of dreams, we work from the base knowledge that the same subject can have very different meanings depending on the circumstances and personal situation of the dreamer. Because of this, this dictionary offers abundant explanations (psychological and esoteric) from very distinct viewpoints, although the boundary is often blurred. This is meant to show the melting pot of possibilities for discovery and prediction if one atunes their sensitivity and perceptiveness in each interpretation. But back to this chapter, where we have compiled a series of recurring themes as examples, and touch on erotic dreams, another way in which the subconscious offers information to be analyzed. Although these belong in the group of satisfaction dreams, their details warrant a separate explanation. Readjustment dreams In this type of dream, the oneiric images are provoked by merely physical causes. Readjustment dreams can be of internal origins—that is, generated by the body due to factors such as indigestion or a headache—or of external origin—heat, noises, the feel of sheets on the body, etc. A typical example of a readjustment dream with external origin would be that of a person who, due to the weight of the blankets, dreams of carrying a heavy load. Where do these types of images come from? It’s simple: when we close our eyes, we have the sensation of being isolated from the world because our consciousness of the exterior world is so linked to visual perception. However, the other senses remain in contact with the world. Therefore, even though when we sleep we appear to lose consciousness, this information continues to be collected in the brain (this is why loud noises wake us up). This is why we prefer darkness and quiet to sleep. However, we can’t always control our surroundings. When situations arise out of our control (the sound of a siren, a change in temperature, etc.), these sensory impressions become integrated in our dreams and can take surprising forms. Abraham Lincoln, president of the United States, dreamt of his own death by assassination. Premonitory dreams
These oneiric episodes dream of something that will become reality in the future. In the majority of cases, these are negative dreams that tend to warn of a coming danger. As a paradigmatic example of premonition, take that of Abraham Lincoln, president of the United States, in 1865. A few days before being assassinated, Lincoln saw his own death in one of his dreams. Even though this mythical case of the US president indicates the opposite, let us be clear that dreaming of a death does not necessarily imply that a tragic event is imminent.

In these dreams, death can mean many different things; for example, some psychologists interpret it as marking the end of a life cycle. This is why we insist on the importance of personalizing the dream interpretation.

Be that as it may, premonitions tend to be hidden in a symbolism that is difficult to decode, since it does not refer to past experiences. They are messages that try to warn us of dangers that face us on the physical or emotional plane. For this reason, eastern cultures have always valued them highly, as we will see later on. Satisfaction dreams Satisfaction dreams constitute the basis for the main theories of oneiric interpretation. They deal with those images in which we fulfill the desires that we cannot satisfy while awake. Therefore, this huge category includes everything from erotic dreams to the worst nightmares. In some cases, a certain satisfaction dream may repeat for years. This means that the person’s subconscious is warning them of the importance of something they may be trying to ignore. The part of this book dedicated to interpretation refers to this type of dreams.

Sexual dreams are not necessarily the result of accumulated sexual tension that needs to be released, but rather they usually refer to inner conflicts and hidden needs, or a desire to enjoy sex more freely.
Sexual dreams There are dreams that have the capacity to excite us, intrigue us, make us tremble, embarrass us . . . These are the ones that we never, or almost never, share with others. These are erotic dreams that, generally speaking, have nothing to do with the social or sexual conduct of our waking lives.

“Dreams manifest the desires that our consciousness does not express.” Sigmund Freud

Erotic dreams join other sensations that, in waking life, we probably wouldn’t relate immediately with sex. Therefore, these dreams, which could be violent, passionate, perverse, romantic, etc., tend to refer to inner conflicts and hidden emotional needs. Therefore they belong to the classification of satisfaction dreams.

On some occasions, they reveal a fear of intimacy or warn against certain relationships. In others, they illustrate situations and behaviors that we cannot normally exhibit. The dream represents everything through symbols or a strong sexual connotation. Its themes and languages, often dark, can confuse us or make us doubt because each individual has their personal symbols (just like with other types of dreams). It’s interpretation, therefore, should be performed according to the situation of the individual.

Dreams are escape routes for sexual impulses that social conventions repress; in erotic dreams everything seems permissible, so they are the best way to bring our most secret emotional desires to light. For Sigmund Freud, dreams manifested the desires that our consciousness does not express, and that was all.

Dreams contain valuable information about ourselves. But their meaning is often far from what it seems.

On occasion, erotic dreams illustrate situations and behaviors that we can’t experience in real life, whether it is due to social convention or our own beliefs. These sexual dreams act as an escape route for repressed impulses.
Therefore, it’s important to pay attention to them because they contain valuable information about ourselves. However, their meaning is often far from what it seems. They may just as well symbolize tension in our daily lives as the desire to have a good time. Erotic dreams and fantasies Erotic dreams are also related to a person’s physical and emotional development. During puberty, for example, these kinds of dreams are very common. Others that are more unpleasant are related to episodes of abuse or sexual assault. In some form or another, almost everyone has had some type of erotic dreams because at the end of the day, they are natural occurrences that are part of our lives.

They deserve our time and attention. For example, it’s important to discover when they refer to sexual issues and when they refer to other aspects, because erotic dreams often bring us valuable clues about intimacy with a partner. If something is not right in the relationship, they probably indicate the path to resolution. There should not be any difference between the erotic dreams of men and women, just between different people. However, various studies done in the United States have demonstrated the opposite. While women usually have erotic dreams with someone they know and go all the way from flirting to coitus, men dream of anonymous kinky women that succumb to their fantasies. Obviously this is not always the case, but it is undeniable that a personal relationship is highly valued in the feminine psyche. The masculine, on the other hand, opts for pleasure and domination.

The education one has received, the latent sexism of the collective subconscious, and that of the media are all factors that dreams cannot bypass. These dreams can provoke even decisive, strong women to feel more vulnerable during dreams. Fortunately, as our customs are changing, the dissimilarities between masculine and feminine erotic dreams are gradually shrinking.

Finally, erotic dreams, like all dreams, can hide fears, anxieties, and needs that you repress due to inhibitive situations or a lack of time to face the problem. With the interpretation of erotic dreams, we can find many clues to understand our emotions better.

While men dream of anonymous kinky women succumbing to their fantasies, women usually dream of erotic encounters with men they know.
Dreams of duality: masculine-feminine
Dreams of duality are those that refer to our double identity: masculine and feminine. These dreams translate the union of our two elements: animus and anima, two notions defined by Jung that appear constantly in dreams. The majority of these oneiric episodes are characterized by the denial or rejection of one of the two parts of our being—and what each one represents—creating a tension or internal conflict that can even show through in our personality. In order to help us regain balance, the dream tries to make us understand how and why we’ve forgotten the other side of ourselves.

In this way, when a man dreams that he is a woman, the message is not necessarily about a conflict of identity or sexuality; more likely it refers to a lack of attention to the more sensitive, intuitive side of his personality. Equally, when a woman sees herself as a man in her dreams, her subconscious may be appealing to her more energetic and rational side.

Dreams in which the left (feminine) or right (masculine) side of our bodies are hurt or immobilized (for example, an arm or leg) warn us that we are repressing or denying our masculine or feminine development. It is difficult for us to accept our duality and we reject this aspect that we don’t know how to express. Dreams of houses
The great oneirologist of ancient times, Artemidorus of Ephesus (second century BC) said: “The home is us”; and the most recent research on oneiric content confirms it. Buildings in our dreams are a reflection of our personality. Therefore you must pay attention to all the details that appear, which give you reliable hints about your desires, fears, worries . . . Each place and element of the house refers to a personal aspect of the self; the kitchen represents our spiritual or intellectual appetite; the oven is the alchemic place of transformation; the basement represents the accumulation of riches; the bedroom, conjugal difficulties, etc.

However, dreams in which different rooms appear can also refer to different areas of real life. If, for example, you find yourself cooking in a kitchen, it may be a reference to a plan that you are “cooking up” in real life. If you find yourself locked in a dark basement, perhaps you feel guilty about something and think you deserve a punishment. Lying in a bed or on a sofa can be a sign that you need a break from your exhausting daily routine.

When the doors of the dream house are shut tight or covered with brick, or there are signs on doors to the rooms prohibiting entry, you should ask yourself what is blocking your evolution in real life. It may be part of your own personality or some basic inhibition.

The buildings in our dreams are a reflection of our personality. “The Splash” (David Hockney, 1966).
Many people dream that they discover new rooms in houses that they know well. In general, this points to unknown aspects of their personality that are about to come out; but it can also indicate that they are ready for a new intellectual challenge.

The feelings that emerge when we find ourselves inside an oneiric building are very significant. If you feel brave and curious while exploring every nook and cranny of the house, it means that you are not afraid of what you may discover about yourself, you act assuredly, and face your problems with confidence. On the other hand, if you feel afraid it is a sign of inhibition and insecurity.

A pleasant, organized room reflects mental order and spiritual serenity. If it doesn’t have windows, it is a sign of isolation, fear, and insecurity. “La habitacion” (“The Room”) (Van Gogh, 1889).
Nightmares and anxious dreams Nightmares are terrifying dreams that usually stay in our minds when we wake up. They usually occur during the REM phase and, on occasion, are so distressing that they wake you up and torment you for a few minutes. The fear is often accompanied by cold sweats, dry mouth, heart palpitations . . . and the sensation of having lived a terrible moment.

Sometimes, traumatic events that happen to us in waking life (an accident, a robbery, a sexual assault) revisit us in dreams. Our mind needs to free the tension caused by the event and it does it while our consciousness rests.

Worry dreams reflect subconscious doubts and fears about events in our lives that have been saved in our minds but not our conscious memory.
These dreams typically disappear with time. If they persist, it may be a major trauma that requires professional help or, at least, and understanding friend to listen; talking about it is the first step to overcoming it.

Many cultures share the belief that nightmares are nothing more than malignant spirits that attack their victims in their sleep with terrifying thoughts. Some research on oneiric content concludes that these scary dreams are more common in childhood, and if they persist into adulthood it usually indicates a deeply rooted problem.

Research in sleep laboratories has demonstrated that often nightmares are triggered by a sudden noise, which detonates a distressing oneiric image. Therefore, for people who suffer from frequent nightmares, it is advisable to wear earplugs. Worry dreams
Dreams in which we feel worried about something are more frequent than nightmares, and sometimes the pressure we feel to resolve a problem in the dream wakes us up. Once awake, the oneiric worry may seem trivial compared to our real problems, however we should not ignore the importance of these dreams; their analysis will reveal areas of our lives that require attention or make us insecure.

Worry dreams reflect subconscious doubts and fears about events in our lives that have been saved in our minds but not our conscious memory. They deal with minor preoccupations that we haven’t consciously given attention to, but our subconscious has recognized.

According to Freud, dreams that generate anxiety or worry are the result of trying to repress an emotion or desire, usually sexual. Freud also highlighted the importance of finding the source of that worry in waking life, since these worries left unattended can degenerate into worse traumas.

To analyze this type of dream you must pay attention to all the elements that appear in the episode, since it is symbolically giving you hints about what worries us.

Dreams about angels are usually messages of inner exploration. In some oneiric episodes they appear as spiritual guides and protectors that try to show us a path.
Dreams of inner exploration: forgotten babies and angels
Dreams in which forgotten babies or angels appear are very common, and meaningful for our personal and spiritual evolution. But what is the meaning of this baby that screams to be held and fed? It represents, symbolically, the spiritual seed inside of us that has been left to languish without nourishment. This sacred seed, the divine Self, the “philosophical child,” as the alchemists said. It has trusted us and we must help it grow.

Dreams about angels or spiritual entities tend to be messages of inner exploration. We see various examples collected in an “office of dreams.”

“I am in utter darkness. I am surrounded by silence and emptiness. Suddenly, a shape appears, white and slender, pure, almost surreal. The features of the face are erased. A pure oval, the svelte body, without a definable sex. There is only the impression of extreme sweetness and deep harmony; but this character causes me such an impression of abandonment that it seems like a cry for help. I wrap it in my arms and want to save it at all costs.”

This is a dream of protections, of contact with the invisible world. In this oneiric episode, the androgynous character is recognized as angelic. This fabulous vision is none other than the person’s angel showing him his ailment, found in the darkness.

In other dreams, angels appear as spiritual guides or personal guardians:

The cartoons of “Little Nemo” (Winsor McCay, 1905) always ended with the images of Nemo falling out of bed. His incredible stories revolved around his fascinating dreams.

“I had died on a golden carriage decorated with blue velvet; to my right, a feminine angel, all white, smiled at me . . . she held before me the reins of two white horses, while ahead of us, an unending path bathed in sunlight opened to us.” Travel dreams
One of the most pleasant and stimulating oneiric experiences is traveling to a far-off place and waking up with the sensation of having returned from a great vacation. Without a doubt, this often means a deep desire to travel that you have not been able to satisfy; but it can also hold other interesting readings.

On occasion, you remember precise details about places and settings you have never been to. This could be due to photographs, movies, or television reports that you’ve seen and that your subconscious has saved for some special reason.

These journeys coincide, sometimes, with moment in real life when we are about to begin something new (a change of job or location . . .). Just as the landscape and feelings of the dream can indicate our real emotions about this change, the circumstances of the trip are also revealing. If it is a bumpy trip in which it is difficult to get to your destination (because you lost the tickets or bags, or crashed the car . . .), the dream may be encouraging you to weigh the pros and cons of the situation, and warning you about obstacles ahead. Perhaps you are not mentally prepared for the change.

On the other hand, dreams about remote and exotic places are warning you that your lifestyle is claustrophobic and repressed, and that you need a change or to broaden your horizons.

The mode of transportation that you use to travel in the dream is very significant. If you travel in plane, for example, you should ask yourself if you have your feet firmly on the ground or, on the contrary, if you feel more comfortable “in the clouds.” Escapism in real life tends to appear symbolically in travel dreams. Trains are symbols of new and exciting opportunities; missing the train or letting it leave is a clear symbol of a fear of change—and the insecurity that goes along with this. The station, or point of departure, is a symbolic place of transformation. The predicament of not having a ticket or money to buy one is related to some type of deficiency. However, if you manage to arrive at the destination despite it all, the dream is reflecting a certain amount of self satisfaction.

Surrealism was a revolution. The world of the oneiric, the subconscious, the paranoid . . . become a new way of seeing and exploring life. Its influence is still seen today.... Dreampedia

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DISH / DRINK / FOOD / GLASS

In dreams, a dish usually represents food that needs to be eaten now, and thus represents ideas or projects that should be tackled immediately. Jungians often see a drinking glass or wineglass as a symbol of the mythical Holy Grail, offering the dreamer spiritual sustenance. For Freudians, to dream of drinking from a glass expresses sexual desire, as like other receptacles, the glass symbolizes the female genitals. A broken drinking glass can represent loss of virginity. Food and drink are everyday items that regularly feature in dreams. In general, they are regarded as positive signs, but there are so many possible interpretations when food or drink—or eating and drinking—feature in a dream that a whole chapter has been devoted to the subject later on. See FOOD AND DRINK.... The Element Encyclopedia

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DISTURBING DREAMS

Disturbing dreams aren’t quite nightmares. They may cause you to wonder what exactly your sub-conscious is trying to tell you. First, the dreams could be unconscious advice. Maybe in some way you are betraying yourself, forgetting something, or not fulfilling a potential. For example, persons on the edge of a midlife career change may have dreams about being in school and searching for a missing classroom, or they may find themselves in a class about to take a final exam while realizing that they completely forgot to attend the class all year. Thus the feeling of panic in the dream points to the real feeling of panic in their current life about the failure of their present career. Second, the dreams could be an admonition, based in guilt. Imagine, for example, that you are embezzling the bank for which you work. Then you start having dreams about burglars breaking into your home. Well, the dreams are simply a depiction of something happening to you that is similar to the hurt or moral injury you are inflicting on someone else. This same dynamic often occurs in children’s nightmares: in waking life, children often experience angry feelings toward their parents and yet lack the cognitive capacity to express these feelings openly; so, in unconscious guilt, the anger becomes turned against themselves as threatening nightmare images. Third, the dreams could be hints of a repressed trauma. As I say above, nightmares often accompany the emotional pain of a traumatic event experienced in adulthood. But if a trauma in childhood is repressed, dreams reflecting the emotional intensity of the trauma can persist throughout life—as a repetition compulsion—until the trauma is eventually brought to conscious awareness and healed. Finally, the dreams could be psychic premonitions. This is a rare phenomenon, but it does happen to some persons. The best advice we’ve found about disturbing dreams is to just ignore them. You can try to analyze the images you find, but that is most likely not going to give you the answers you need.... Dreampedia

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DIVING / DROWNING / FLOATING / SWIMMING

Dreams of diving, floating and swimming usually hint at your current emotional state or the need to tap into the resources of your unconscious mind.

If you are diving into water in your dream, this represents trying to find parts of yourself that have been repressed.

Dreams in which you are floating in warm water safely and calmly are amongst the most comforting and secure you can have. They may reflect a longing to be able to coast effortlessly through life, letting worries wash over you. But if you felt uneasy, such dreams may be mirroring your concern that you lack direction and power in waking life, and are just treading water as opportunities fly past you.

If you have a dream in which you are swimming calmly and happily through calm waters, this suggests a positive attitude to your waking life, as things are going well, or ‘swimmingly’, for you, and you feel in your element, be it at school, work or home. If, however, you dream that you are struggling against a current, it suggests inner conflict and the force of opinion against you in the waking world. In your dream, did you swim with the tide or continue with your struggle? If you found yourself out of your depth when you went swimming, this may mirror a sense of being out of your emotional depth. Drowning suggests that your emotions are overwhelming and engulfing you.

If a lifeboat appears, you believe your unconscious can throw you an emotional lifeline.

Where water is contained in a space, such as a bath or swimming pool, it signifies controlled emotion and restraint. A dream shower or bath in which you wash yourself may refer to a need to cleanse your emotions of negative influences, whilst a Jacuzzi may have sexual connotations. Being in a swimming pool may remind you of the importance of relaxation. A surreal underwater scene, in which you meet and interact with family and friends, may suggest that you have been too busy to take the time to connect emotionally with loved ones. It might be wise to slow down and devote more quality time to them in the real world.... The Element Encyclopedia

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DO ANIMALS DREAM?

It seems that they do, although we can’t know for sure. All we can measure is whether or not they have REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, which is more or less associated with dreams. All mammals have REM sleep, and that increases the likelihood that they do dream.

Because REM sleep is recognizable in mammals and birds, but not in snakes and other reptiles, scientists think that most warm- blooded animals dream. Studies have monitored the sleep of goats, sheep, cats, dogs, rats, mice, monkeys and apes, and all had dream periods and symptoms; all except the spiny anteater, which seems to be a dream-free mammal.

Watch a sleeping dog or cat sometime, and you can tell if it is dreaming of running after something. Its eyes twitch, sometimes it moves its paws—something could be happening in its dreams.... The Element Encyclopedia

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DO YOUR DREAMS HAVE A MEANING?

The Scientific Literature of Dream-Problems I shall begin by giving a short account of the views of earlier writers on this subject and of the status of the dream-problem in contemporary science; since in the course of this treatise, I shall not often have occasion to refer to either. In spite of thousands of years of endeavour, little progress has been made in the scientific understanding of dreams. This fact has been so universally acknowledged by previous writers on the subject that it seems hardly necessary to quote individual opinions.

The reader will find, in many stimulating observations, and plenty of interesting material relating to our subject, but little or nothing that concerns the true nature of the dream, or that solves definitely any of its enigmas.

The educated layman, of course, knows even less of the matter. The conception of the dream that was held in prehistoric ages by primitive peoples, and the influence which it may have exerted on the formation of their conceptions of the universe, and of the soul, is a theme of such great interest that it is only with reluctance that I refrain from dealing with it in these pages. I will refer the reader to the well-known works of Sir John Lubbock (Lord Avebury), Herbert Spencer, E. B. Tylor and other writers; I will only add that we shall not realise the importance of these problems and speculations until we have completed the task of dream interpretation that lies before us. A reminiscence of the concept of the dream that was held in primitive times seems to underlie the evaluation of the dream which was current among the peoples of classical antiquity.[1] They took it for granted that dreams were related to the world of the supernatural beings in whom they believed, and that they brought inspirations from the gods and demons. Moreover, it appeared to them that dreams must serve a special purpose in respect of the dreamer; that, as a rule, they predicted the future.

The extraordinary variations in the content of dreams, and in the impressions which they produced on the dreamer, made it, of course, very difficult to formulate a coherent conception of them, and necessitated manifold differentiations and group-formations, according to their value and reliability.

The valuation of dreams by the individual philosophers of antiquity naturally depended on the importance which they were prepared to attribute to manticism in general. In the two works of Aristotle in which there is mention of dreams, they are already regarded as constituting a problem of psychology. We are told that the dream is not god-sent, that it is not of divine but of daimonic origin.

For nature is really daimonic, not divine; that is to say, the dream is not a supernatural revelation, but is subject to the laws of the human spirit, which has, of course, a kinship with the divine.

The dream is defined as the psychic activity of the sleeper, inasmuch as he is asleep. Aristotle was acquainted with some of the characteristics of the dream-life; for example, he knew that a dream converts the slight sensations perceived in sleep into intense sensations (‘one imagines that one is walking through fire, and feels hot, if this or that part of the body becomes only quite slightly warm’), which led him to conclude that dreams might easily betray to the physician the first indications of an incipient physical change which escaped observation during the day.[2] As has been said, those writers of antiquity who preceded Aristotle did not regard the dream as a product of the dreaming psyche, but as an inspiration of divine origin, and in ancient times, the two opposing tendencies which we shall find throughout the ages in respect of the evaluation of the dream-life, were already perceptible.

The ancients distinguished between the true and valuable dreams which were sent to the dreamer as warnings, or to foretell future events, and the vain, fraudulent and empty dreams, whose object was to misguide him or lead him to destruction. The pre-scientific conception of the dream which obtained among the ancients was, of course, in perfect keeping with their general conception of the universe, which was accustomed to project as an external reality that which possessed reality only in the life of the psyche. Further, it accounted for the main impression made upon the waking life by the morning memory of the dream; for in this memory the dream, as compared with the rest of the psychic content, seems to be something alien, coming, as it were, from another world. It would be an error to suppose that the theory of the supernatural origin of dreams lacks followers even in our own times; for quite apart from pietistic and mystical writers -- who cling, as they are perfectly justified in doing, to the remnants of the once predominant realm of the supernatural until these remnants have been swept away by scientific explanation -- we not infrequently find that quite intelligent persons, who in other respects are averse to anything of a romantic nature, go so far as to base their religious belief in the existence and co-operation of superhuman spiritual powers on the inexplicable nature of the phenomena of dreams (Haffner).

The validity ascribed to the dream life by certain schools of philosophy -- for example, by the school of Schelling -- is a distinct reminiscence of the undisputed belief in the divinity of dreams which prevailed in antiquity; and for some thinkers, the mantic or prophetic power of dreams is still a subject of debate. This is due to the fact that the explanations attempted by psychology are too inadequate to cope with the accumulated material, however strongly the scientific thinker may feel that such superstitious doctrines should be repudiated. To write a history of our scientific knowledge of the dream problem is extremely difficult, because, valuable though this knowledge may be in certain respects, no real progress in a definite direction is as yet discernible. No real foundation of verified results has hitherto been established on which future investigators might continue to build. Every new author approaches the same problems afresh, and from the very beginning.

If I were to enumerate such authors in chronological order, giving a survey of the opinions which each has held concerning the problems of the dream, I should be quite unable to draw a clear and complete picture of the present state of our knowledge on the subject. I have therefore preferred to base my method of treatment on themes rather than on authors, and in attempting the solution of each problem of the dream, I shall cite the material found in the literature of the subject. But as I have not succeeded in mastering the whole of this literature -- for it is widely dispersed and interwoven with the literature of other subjects -- I must ask my readers to rest content with my survey as it stands, provided that no fundamental fact or important point of view has been overlooked. In a supplement to a later German edition, the author adds: I shall have to justify myself for not extending my summary of the literature of dream problems to cover the period between first appearance of this book and the publication of the second edition. This justification may not seem very satisfactory to the reader; none the less, to me it was decisive.

The motives which induced me to summarise the treatment of dreams in the literature of the subject have been exhausted by the foregoing introduction; to have continued this would have cost me a great deal of effort and would not have been particularly useful or instructive.

For the interval in question -- a period of nine years -- has yielded nothing new or valuable as regards the conception of dreams, either in actual material or in novel points of view. In most of the literature which has appeared since the publication of my own work, the latter has not been mentioned or discussed; it has, of course, received the least attention from the so-called ‘research workers on dreams’, who have thus afforded a brilliant example of the aversion to learning anything new so characteristic of the scientist. ‘Les savants ne sont pas curieux’, said the scoffer, Anatole France.

If there were such a thing in science as the right of revenge, I, in my turn, should be justified in ignoring the literature which has appeared since the publication of this book.

The few reviews which have appeared in the scientific journals are so full of misconceptions and lack of comprehension that my only possible answer to my critics would be a request that they should read this book over again -- or perhaps merely that they should read it! And in a supplement to the fourth German edition which appeared in 1914, a year after I published the first English translation of this work, he writes: Since then, the state of affairs has certainly undergone a change; my contribution to the ‘interpretation of dreams’ is no longer ignored in the literature of the subject. But the new situation makes it even more impossible to continue the foregoing summary.

The Interpretation of Dreams has evoked a whole series of new contentions and problems, which have been expounded by the authors in the most varied fashions. But I cannot discuss these works until I have developed the theories to which their authors have referred. Whatever has appeared to me as valuable in this recent literature, I have accordingly reviewed in the course of the following exposition.... About Dream Interpretation

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DO YOUR DREAMS MEAN ANYTHING?

The Scientific Literature of Dream-Problems

I shall begin by giving a short account of the views of earlier writers on this subject and of the status of the dream-problem in contemporary science; since in the course of this treatise, I shall not often have occasion to refer to either. In spite of thousands of years of endeavour, little progress has been made in the scientific understanding of dreams. This fact has been so universally acknowledged by previous writers on the subject that it seems hardly necessary to quote individual opinions.

The reader will find, in many stimulating observations, and plenty of interesting material relating to our subject, but little or nothing that concerns the true nature of the dream, or that solves definitely any of its enigmas.

The educated layman, of course, knows even less of the matter.

The conception of the dream that was held in prehistoric ages by primitive peoples, and the influence which it may have exerted on the formation of their conceptions of the universe, and of the soul, is a theme of such great interest that it is only with reluctance that I refrain from dealing with it in these pages. I will refer the reader to the well-known works of Sir John Lubbock (Lord Avebury), Herbert Spencer, E. B. Tylor and other writers; I will only add that we shall not realise the importance of these problems and speculations until we have completed the task of dream interpretation that lies before us.

A reminiscence of the concept of the dream that was held in primitive times seems to underlie the evaluation of the dream which was current among the peoples of classical antiquity.[1] They took it for granted that dreams were related to the world of the supernatural beings in whom they believed, and that they brought inspirations from the gods and demons. Moreover, it appeared to them that dreams must serve a special purpose in respect of the dreamer; that, as a rule, they predicted the future.

The extraordinary variations in the content of dreams, and in the impressions which they produced on the dreamer, made it, of course, very difficult to formulate a coherent conception of them, and necessitated manifold differentiations and group-formations, according to their value and reliability.

The valuation of dreams by the individual philosophers of antiquity naturally depended on the importance which they were prepared to attribute to manticism in general.

In the two works of Aristotle in which there is mention of dreams, they are already regarded as constituting a problem of psychology. We are told that the dream is not god-sent, that it is not of divine but of daimonic origin.

For nature is really daimonic, not divine; that is to say, the dream is not a supernatural revelation, but is subject to the laws of the human spirit, which has, of course, a kinship with the divine.

The dream is defined as the psychic activity of the sleeper, inasmuch as he is asleep. Aristotle was acquainted with some of the characteristics of the dream-life; for example, he knew that a dream converts the slight sensations perceived in sleep into intense sensations (‰_÷one imagines that one is walking through fire, and feels hot, if this or that part of the body becomes only quite slightly warm‰_ª), which led him to conclude that dreams might easily betray to the physician the first indications of an incipient physical change which escaped observation during the day.[2]

As has been said, those writers of antiquity who preceded Aristotle did not regard the dream as a product of the dreaming psyche, but as an inspiration of divine origin, and in ancient times, the two opposing tendencies which we shall find throughout the ages in respect of the evaluation of the dream-life, were already perceptible.

The ancients distinguished between the true and valuable dreams which were sent to the dreamer as warnings, or to foretell future events, and the vain, fraudulent and empty dreams, whose object was to misguide him or lead him to destruction.

The pre-scientific conception of the dream which obtained among the ancients was, of course, in perfect keeping with their general conception of the universe, which was accustomed to project as an external reality that which possessed reality only in the life of the psyche. Further, it accounted for the main impression made upon the waking life by the morning memory of the dream; for in this memory the dream, as compared with the rest of the psychic content, seems to be something alien, coming, as it were, from another world. It would be an error to suppose that the theory of the supernatural origin of dreams lacks followers even in our own times; for quite apart from pietistic and mystical writers -- who cling, as they are perfectly justified in doing, to the remnants of the once predominant realm of the supernatural until these remnants have been swept away by scientific explanation -- we not infrequently find that quite intelligent persons, who in other respects are averse to anything of a romantic nature, go so far as to base their religious belief in the existence and co-operation of superhuman spiritual powers on the inexplicable nature of the phenomena of dreams (Haffner).

The validity ascribed to the dream life by certain schools of philosophy -- for example, by the school of Schelling -- is a distinct reminiscence of the undisputed belief in the divinity of dreams which prevailed in antiquity; and for some thinkers, the mantic or prophetic power of dreams is still a subject of debate. This is due to the fact that the explanations attempted by psychology are too inadequate to cope with the accumulated material, however strongly the scientific thinker may feel that such superstitious doctrines should be repudiated.

To write a history of our scientific knowledge of the dream problem is extremely difficult, because, valuable though this knowledge may be in certain respects, no real progress in a definite direction is as yet discernible. No real foundation of verified results has hitherto been established on which future investigators might continue to build. Every new author approaches the same problems afresh, and from the very beginning.

If I were to enumerate such authors in chronological order, giving a survey of the opinions which each has held concerning the problems of the dream, I should be quite unable to draw a clear and complete picture of the present state of our knowledge on the subject. I have therefore preferred to base my method of treatment on themes rather than on authors, and in attempting the solution of each problem of the dream, I shall cite the material found in the literature of the subject.

But as I have not succeeded in mastering the whole of this literature - for it is widely dispersed and interwoven with the literature of other subjects -- I must ask my readers to rest content with my survey as it stands, provided that no fundamental fact or important point of view has been overlooked.

In a supplement to a later German edition, the author adds:

I shall have to justify myself for not extending my summary of the literature of dream problems to cover the period between first appearance of this book and the publication of the second edition. This justification may not seem very satisfactory to the reader; none the less, to me it was decisive.

The motives which induced me to summarise the treatment of dreams in the literature of the subject have been exhausted by the foregoing introduction; to have continued this would have cost me a great deal of effort and would not have been particularly useful or instructive.

For the interval in question -- a period of nine years -- has yielded nothing new or valuable as regards the conception of dreams, either in actual material or in novel points of view. In most of the literature which has appeared since the publication of my own work, the latter has not been mentioned or discussed; it has, of course, received the least attention from the so-called ‰_÷research workers on dreams‰_ª, who have thus afforded a brilliant example of the aversion to learning anything new so characteristic of the scientist. ‰_÷Les savants ne sont pas curieux‰_ª, said the scoffer, Anatole France.

If there were such a thing in science as the right of revenge, I, in my turn, should be justified in ignoring the literature which has appeared since the publication of this book.

The few reviews which have appeared in the scientific journals are so full of misconceptions and lack of comprehension that my only possible answer to my critics would be a request that they should read this book over again -- or perhaps merely that they should read it!

And in a supplement to the fourth German edition which appeared in 1914, a year after I published the first English translation of this work, he writes:

Since then, the state of affairs has certainly undergone a change; my contribution to the ‰_÷interpretation of dreams‰_ª is no longer ignored in the literature of the subject. But the new situation makes it even more impossible to continue the foregoing summary.

The Interpretation of Dreams has evoked a whole series of new contentions and problems, which have been expounded by the authors in the most varied fashions. But I cannot discuss these works until I have developed the theories to which their authors have referred. Whatever has appeared to me as valuable in this recent literature, I have accordingly reviewed in the course of the following exposition.... About Dream Interpretation

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DOWN SYNDROME

This genetic disorder is expressed as limited development both physical and mentally. Therefore, as a symbol in a dream, it may be pointing to some area of your life in which you are not expressing your full potential. Use the context of the dream to see what may need development.

If there is someone in your life with Down syndrome, the dream may be interpreted more literally.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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Complete Dictionary of Dreams

DRACULA

See Vampire and Addiction.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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DRACULA

To dream about Dracula - especially if you fight him in the dream - suggests that you are feeling physically or emotionally drained.

The dream Dracula may also be symbolic of someone who is addicted to drugs or someone in an obsessive relationship.

To dream that you are Dracula suggests that you are using up the energy of others for your own selfish benefit.... My Dream Interpretation

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My Dream Interpretation

DRAFT

(See Conscription)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

DRAFT

Fluctuations in your fortunes from which you will learn useful lessons for the future are forecast in a dream of sitting or standing in a draft See also Soldiers.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

DRAFTED

An involuntary selection; not restricted to military... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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Dream Dictionary Unlimited

DRAG / DRAGGED

To dream that you are dragging something, indicates your struggles with getting things accomplished. It may represent your responsibilities, relationships, or situations which you should unload or let go. There may be a clue in what or who you are dragging in the dream.

If you dream of someone else dragging you, you are resisiting the influence of another. You may feel stressed out by other people’s expectations of you, or want to avoid getting involved in a particular situation.... My Dream Interpretation

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My Dream Interpretation

DRAG QUEEN

The height of illusion, a drag queen presents an exaggerated presentation of feminine qualities. Often infused with exuberance and a sense of joy, this symbol means that things are not what they seem to be.

The feminine side of nature is nurturing, creative, and patient. Perhaps these qualities need to be integrated in your life in a more authentic way.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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Complete Dictionary of Dreams

DRAG RACE

A person who lives an out-of-control, fast-paced lifestyle ... Christian Dream Symbols

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Christian Dream Symbols

DRAGGING

Seeing oneself in a dream dragging something heavy one cannot carry means proper controlling of one’s surroundings through diplomacy, kindness, or strength and determination.

If one sees himself being dragged, the conse DICTIONARY OF DREAMS 127 quences here may be evil.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DRAGGING

This dream reveals something that attracts you and that is greater than your will. It can be either a passion or a negative feeling, perhaps as a result of a loss.

It is urgent that you recover your center, because otherwise you are at risk.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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The Big Dictionary of Dreams

DRAGON

To dream of a dragon, denotes that you allow yourself to be governed by your passions, and that you are likely to place yourself in the power of your enemies through those outbursts of sardonic tendencies. You should be warned by this dream to cultivate self-control. See Devil. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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DRAGON

1. Extreme passion, carried away.

2. Expression of extreme anger (breathing fire).

3. Good fortune, great riches.

4. An ex­tremely annoying, destructive individual.

5. Symbol of evil. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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New American Dream Dictionary

DRAGON

A dragon in a dream represents a tyrant and an unjust ruler, or it could mean a killing fire.

The more heads a dragon has in a dream, the greater is his danger.

If a sick person sees a dragon in his dream, it means his death.

If a pregnant woman sees herself delivering a dragon in a dream, it means that she will give birth to a child who will be chronically ill. Giving birth to a dragon in a dream also represents a child who will be a great speaker or who will be known by two different names, or that he might become a fortuneteller, a monk, an evil person, a bandit or an insolent person who will be killed later.

A dragon in a dream also connotes the stretch of time.

If one sees a dragon coming his way without causing fear, and if the dragon talks to him with clear expressions, or if the dragon gives him something, it mean glad tidings or good news.

If a giant dragon is transformed into a man or a woman in a dream, it represents an army of male or femalejinn (see alphabetically), and a marching army offemalejinns in a dream means an enemy who conceals his true purpose or-identity. Such an enemy has many heads and ways in the arts of ugly actions and evil thinking. Each head from one to seven represents an adversity of a different magnitude or an art of evildoing. Ifthe dragon in one’s dream has seven heads, it represents an enemy that cannot be equalled and whose evil designs cannot be paralleled. Ifone sees himselfowning and controlling a dragon in a dream, it means taking advantage of a person who is mentally ill.

(Also see Jinn)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

DRAGON

Satan, the devil, Rev. 12:9... Christian Dream Symbols

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Christian Dream Symbols

DRAGON

You see a dragon at your doorway: you’ll enjoy a prosperous and auspicious life • Dragon and snake enter your home: money enters your pocket ... Chine Dream Interpretation

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DRAGON

A dream of sudden changes in the worldly condition, riches and treasure (Raphael). In Christian art the dragon symbolizes Satan, or sin. With the Chinese a dragon, or winged serpent, is regarded as the symbol of the Infinite Intelligence, keeping ward over the Tree of Knowledge; a dragon was also the standard of the Welsh, of the West Saxons, of the Phoenicians and of the Chinese Manchu dynasty.

The Celts use the word dragon to signify a chief, a dictator in time of danger, and probably the dream interpretation is de” ... The Fabric of Dream

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DRAGON

Because the pan of our mind we name ‘the uncon­scious’ is so ancient and huge, we sometimes depict contact with it as a dragon or monster. Also the untamed or unsocial- ised sexual drive which can overpower or trap a girl emerging into womanhood, or threatens a youth facing manhood.

The overcoming of it means facing one’s fears of the vast power of such natural drives, and finding satisfying expression. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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DRAGON

Fear of a woman, usually the partner or mother. Great wealth and luck.

The dragon might be threatening and combative (Blake related it to mental battles). Often, as in depictions of St. Michael or St. George and the Dragon, a symbol of desire that needs to be resisted in favor of intellectual development. Pointing to one’s own “poisonous” and destructive side. Are you hoarding too much? What do you want to own?

According to dream interpreter Artemidorus, wealth and treasure.

The dragon is also a Chinese symbol for luck.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Little Giant Encyclopedia

DRAGON

The dragon is a complex and universal svmbol. Seen as both frightening and yet manageable, under certain circumstances it will represent in us our own untamed nature. We must come to terms with our own passions and chaotic beliefs. Often we can only achieve this through dreams, in an environment that has been suitably created.

There is a heroic part in each of us which must face dangerous conflict in order to overcome the lower side of our natures and reach our inner resources.

Dreaming of a dragon allows us that conflict.

The dragon is traditionally the Guardian of Power. In conquering the dragon, spiritually we become custodians of our own future.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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DRAGON

A dragon symbolizes a dangerous undertaking.

If you slay a dragon, you achieve great success.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

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Gypsy Dream Dictionary

DRAGON

(see Animals, Fables, Lizard, Monsters, Snake)

The guardian of great power, magic, and wisdom.

If you can befriend this aspect of yourself, many new talents and abilities will open to you.

Among Taoists, the dragon represents eternal change, and the part of the path that we cannot as yet see. Consequently, you must perfect the spirit and trust that your road is sure.

In China, the highest spiritual Yang (masculine) power attainable. On Earth, this was embodied by the power of the Chinese emperor.

Slaying a dragon: Overcoming negative traits. Alternatively, cutting off the feminine aspects of self (see Sivord).

Fever breathing dragon: An overbearing person with strong words.

Procreative power of nature. In Assyrian and Babylonian mythology, Tiamat was a half- dragon, half-human (to show higher and lower self) Goddess who gave birth to all things.

Archetypal: The primordial consciousness and psychic transformation.

The ongoing struggle of light versus darkness, and good versus evil, that is always with us. Here you become the hero who preserves your vision of virtue.... The Language of Dreams

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DRAGON

This mythical creature brings the element of fire as a transforming agent.

The dragon can come to represent the power of creativity as well as sexuality. It can signify alchemy and magic.

A dragon may also represent someone who has fire breath or who uses his anger to get his way.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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DRAGON

Vision: Winning a fight with a dragon means that you have learned to master the powers of the unconscious. Being injured during the fight: you might get hurt by a powerful enemy.

If a man dreams he is confronted by a dragon: he is unconsciously afraid of being devoured by a woman (spiritually and emotionally). Defeating the dragon means he wants to dominate women.

Depth Psychology: The dragon represents a person with cold-blooded power who will do anything in order to be successful. Killing a dragon: let go of shrewd and heardess attitudes. Or is there a “dragon” in your house that gives you griefr... Dreamers Dictionary

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Dreamers Dictionary

DRAGON

To see one. great riches.... Mystic Dream Book

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Mystic Dream Book

DRAGON

Dreams of a dragon symbolize the power of your subconscious mind, your mysterious, primal energy, sexuality, and rage. Your dream is giving you the message to harness this power to assist you in attaining -mastery, otherwise, you might spend your life hiding, suppressing and feeling victimized by the gift of your power.

The dragon can also represent your biggest challenge and to recognize the wisdom you will learn and earn as you deal with it will make you a hero/shero.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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Strangest Dream Explanations

DRAGON

The dragon is traditionally the guardian of power.

The original of all dragons was a version of the serpent tiamat goddess of chaos and darkness. In conquering the dragon, spiritually we become custodians of our own future.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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DRAGON

Psychological / emotional perspective: There is a heroic part in each of us which must face dangerous conflict in order to overcome the lower side of our natures and reach our inner resources.

Dreaming of a dragon allows us that conflict.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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DRAGON

Material aspects: The dragon is a complex and universal symbol. Seen as both frightening and yet manageable, under certain circumstances it will represent in us our own untamed nature. We must come to terms with our own passions and chaotic beliefs. Often we can only achieve this through dreams, in an environment that has been suitably created.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Dream Meanings of Versatile

DRAGON

Dreaming of a dragon depends greatly on the individual’s attitude towards such creatures. In British mythology, dragons were viewed as fearsome and dangerous beasts, while in Chinese tradition dragons were considered harbingers of good luck. Therefore, it is important that the dreamer recall the circumstances of the dream.

If the dream was dark and ominous, the dragon probably symbolizes the “beast in you,” which could mean that your own weaknesses could well get the best of you. But if the dream was happy and optimistic, something wonderful is going to happen.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

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DRAGON

To dream of a dragon represents a struggle between the good and the dark sides of yourself.... My Dream Interpretation

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DRAGON

General Meaning: A picture high level demonic attack • Dreams

Negative:

Because Dragons are mythological in nature, if you keep dreaming of dragons, it could mean that you have been getting into writings of this nature.

• Visions Negative: The devil is mentioned as a dragon in Scripture, so if you see a vision of a dragon, this speaks of high level demonic attack.

• Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the devil, and Satan, who deceives the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

• If you always have visions of dragons and other such folklore, then I would say that you have opened up your heart to teachings and fables that are not of the Lord.

• You have contaminated your spirit and given the enemy a hold of your life. See also: Alien, Alligator, Demons.... The Way of Dreams and Visions

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DRAGON

You will get an enormous boost in your progress toward financial success from a powerful and influential personage if you dreamed of a dragon.

And if you don’t now know such a big wheel, you soon will.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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DRAGON

(1) Is the dragon guarding treasure, or a cave which might contain treasure? If so, the cave probablv represents your unconscious, the treasure represents your self, and the dragon that stands between you

and vour true self represents the fearsomeness of the unconscious for one who is still afraid of what may be lurking there, (For self)

(2) For Jung, the first stage of the individuation process is the conscious ego’s heroic struggle to lift itself out of the original all-encompassing unconsciousness and to establish its control of unconscious forces. This finds symbolic representation in the legendary dragon-slayer, St George (St George = the ego; the dragon = the unconscious).

(3) The dragon may represent the devouring aspect of (your relationship with) vour mother. ‘Slaving the dragon’ may therefore mean putting an end to whatever in your attachment to your mother is detrimental to the process of finding your own psychic individuality. Once the individual has achieved liberation from the ‘dragon’, the feminine side of the man’s psyche and the masculine side of the woman’s psyche will no longer appear in threatening form, but as an indispensable companion and guide in the further stages of self- discovery.

(In some male initiation rites in which boys are given adult status, the boys withdraw from the communin’ and live in huts shaped like a dragon or crocodile. This may be seen as a symbol of a young person’s victorious struggle with the devouring mother or all-encompassing unconsciousness: descending into the unconscious realm, acknow’- ledging its powers, and transforming any negative functioning of those pow ers into positive ones.)

(4) A dragon may represent the generative pow er of (Mother) Nature; the unconscious, felt as a wromb pregnant with new possibilities of life.

(5) A winged dragon may symbolize some kind of transcendence, some passing from a ‘lower to a ‘higher’ level of personal maturin’. The fact that it is a dragon that does the flying suggests that the energy for further personal development must be looked for in your unconscious, perhaps in something you have been hitherto afraid even to look at. A winged creature may symbolize spirituality. But a winged dragon is a symbolic reminder that spiritual heights mav not be attained bv abandoning our ‘low’er’ natum, but by letting it serve us as a vehicle. For example, sexuality can be bogged down in fantasizing lust and unedifying topdog / underdog games; it can also be something that releases and activates the power of love within us, a form of self- expression in which sensuous pleasure fuses with the joy of worship; indeed, it can be an experience of the mystical oneness of all things.

(6) A dragon may be a symbol of your sexuality, particularly if it - your sexuality - frightens you. Is your fear irrational; or docs sexuality threaten to rule your life? In either case, don’t kill the ‘dragon’; if necessary, tame it.

(In China ‘chi’ is good, life-giving energy and the channels it runs along are called ‘dragon-lines’, which are said to follow the flow of underground water and underground magnetic fields.)... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

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DRAGON

Kundalini power. Fire from dragon purifies negative thinking, dispels illusion. Slaying the dragon means confronting and eliminating fears, enabling yourself to awaken higher level of awareness.... The Dream Books Symbols

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The Dream Books Symbols

DRAGON

It is a universal symbolic figure that is present in most traditions of the world. We can say that is a combination of all dangerous animals, both real and fantastic. For this reason, the dragon represents the enemy par excellence. Consequently, fighting it symbolizes your effort to excel and achieve your vital projects. This dream is very common in childhood.

If you manage to defeat your oneiric dragon you should interpret this victory as evidence that you are sufficiently prepared to play any position involving responsibility. On the other hand, sometimes dragons guard the entrance of a cave containing a treasure. This refers to fears that must be overcome in order to meet with your true Self. The dragon also could be guarding your spirituality. According to Freud, this figure is the devouring aspect of the mother.

It is the resistance that prevents men from developing their natural feminine side.

In China, the dragon represents wisdom of mind and has an extraordinary power, in addition to superior spirituality. So, dreaming of dragons is highly promising.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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The Big Dictionary of Dreams

DRAGON

There are two very different dragons in the world of symbolism: the Eastern symbol of charisma and good luck and the Western symbol, which connects with greed, avarice, and overprotection. According to Western mythology, dragons are the guardians of treasure and virgins. These are things that are of no use to a dragon, a creature that does not need money to get what it wants and also cannot safely consummate a relationship with a woman. Despite this, a dragon will face all comers with a mighty ferocity, challenging the courage of the most able warriors. In this way, we can view a dragon as symbolically representing a fight for something that is of no use to you.

The dragon in your dream may represent the battles you fight in life that you cannot win or that do not need to be fought at all. By the same token, you may have to fight an inner battle and face the part of you that is in the way of you getting what you want in life. Is it possible that your inner dragon may be keeping you from receiving the love you deserve and the abundance you desire? There is also an implied theme of confrontation in battle when a dragon appears in your dreams. What are the battles in your current life? Are you fighting for something that you do not need or cannot use?... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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Complete Dictionary of Dreams

DRAGON

Dragons can have the same meaning as snakes and other serpents. Dragons symbolize very different things in the Western and Eastern traditions. In the West, heroic knights slay evil dragons that guard treasure or helpless damsels, which may symbolize the struggle between the noble and the ignoble elements of the self. In China, dragons are wise spiritual beings associated with the sky and air (Chinese dragons have wings), which indicates a very different set of connotations.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

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Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

DRAGON

Fierce and fire-breathing, the dragon is a potent animal of dream-lore that is neither good nor evil, male nor female, light nor dark, but a symbol of the primal energy that upholds the world. The dragon embodies the union of opposites and the four elemental energies: of fire in its breath, air as it uses its wings, water because of its serpent scales, and earth as it dwells in caverns. In Chinese belief, the dragon is one of the creatures of the Chinese Zodiac, the Year of the Dragon being said to bestow energy, enthusiasm and charisma.

By contrast, Christianity brands the dragon as the embodiment of Satan, an evil creature who must be slain by the saintly hero; Jungian theory, meanwhile, suggests that the dragon may be a form taken by the terrible mother archetype who must be rendered powerless before freedom can be attained (we echo this personification in waking life when we call a fierce woman ‘a dragon’). So if you share the Chinese view of the dragon, your unconscious may have been trying to instill optimism by summoning it into your dream.

If you are influenced by the Western view of dragons, your mind may have been trying to alert you to a hostile person or presence in your life.

Dragons were also said to be guardians of treasure, so your unconscious could have highlighted a desire to undergo a dynamic process of inner renewal. The fire-breathing dragon in your dream may be a symbol of great inner strength and vision that the dreamer can draw upon to overcome doubt. It also may be urging you to come to terms with and confront your own passions and chaotic beliefs; the only way to do this may be through your dreams.... The Element Encyclopedia

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The Element Encyclopedia

DRAGONFLY

If you dream that a dragonfly lands on your body then you will have excellent news from someone far away from home.

If you see a dead dragonfly, then the news will be bad.

A dragonfly perched gracefully on some other object shows that you will soon be having guests that may be hard to get rid of.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

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DRAGONFLY

1- To dream of a dragonfly is to appreciate the need for freedom, but equally to recognise that freedom can be short-lived.

2- We may be pursuing a dream, but without anv real focus as to what we actually want out of life. Our reactions are instinctive rather than logical.

3- Though the dragonfly’s physical existence is short, it symbolises immortality and regeneration.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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DRAGONFLY

You’ll be taking a short trip by air.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

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Gypsy Dream Dictionary

DRAGONFLY

(see Insects)

If hovering near water, this represents the cooperation between your mental / conscious self and your emotional nature.

Dragonflies are very adaptable, but also territorial. Have you been hovering around your domain too much? Or perhaps you’ve been too flexible in a specific situation.

Dragonflies need warmth and sunlight. On the dream plane, this may represent a similar physical need that manifests as depression or restlessness. Alternatively, it may symbolize the need to be more aware of the conscious, masculine, solar self.

In Japan, these are emblems of happiness and good fortune.

Among Native Americans, the souls of the departed may reside in these creatures. As such, they may be messengers from other realms communicating through your dream (see Ghost).... The Language of Dreams

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DRAGONFLY

This translucent winged creature flies through the window of illusion to offer you an opening to the dream world. It may comment on the condition of Maya, referring to the great illusion of a third-dimensional view of life. Dragonfly mentions the need to cut through life’s illusions.

The dragonfly is the guide into the astral or spirit world.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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DRAGONFLY

Vision + Depth Psychology: Seeing a dragonfly means you act too casually in many things. You are easily dazzled. See Insects, Butterfly.... Dreamers Dictionary

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DRAGONFLY

If you dream that a dragonfly lands on your body then you will have excellent news from someone far away from home.

If you see a dead dragonfly, then the news will be bad.

A dragonfly perched gracefully on some other object shows that you will soon be having guests that may be hard to get rid of.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

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Encyclopedia of Dreams

DRAGONFLY

Though the dragonfly’s physical existence is short, it symbolizes immortality and regeneration.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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DRAGONFLY

Psychological / emotional perspective: We may be pursuing a dream, but without any real focus as to what we actually want out of life. Our reactions are instinctive rather than logical.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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DRAGONFLY

Material aspects: To dream of a dragonfly is to appreciate the need for freedom, but equally to recognize that freedom can be short-lived.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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DRAGONFLY

To see a dragonfly in your dream foretells changes coming. It may also mean something in your life is not as it seems.

If the dragonfly lands on your body, this is a lucky omen that you will hear some good news from a distant friend or relative.

To see a dead dragonfly signifies bad news.... My Dream Interpretation

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DRAGONFLY

This is a symbol of lightness, frivolity, and fickleness.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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DRAGONFLY

Change and transformation are part of this animal’s totem power.

The dragonfly spends an enormous amount of time in the larval stage, which represents the hibernation that must accompany great change. When the dragonfly emerges, it can fly with beautiful multicolored wings.

The larva is aquatic, so the transformation that it connects to happens at the level of the unconscious mind. When the dragonfly’s change is complete, the ability to fly and spread the translucent beauty of its wings represents messages of ascension that come directly from the depths of our soul. This is a powerful totem of change, transformation, and wisdom.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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Complete Dictionary of Dreams

DRAGONFLY

To see a dragonfly in your dream symbolizes changes. It may also indicate that something in your life may not be as it seems. To dream that you are eating a dragonfly suggests that you are consumed by some sort of passion, even at the risk of offending or hurting another person’s feelings.... The Element Encyclopedia

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DRAGONS

To dream you see a dragon, is a sign that you shall see some great Lord your master, or a magistrate; it signifies also riches and treasure.... The Complete Dream Book

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DRAGON 

This large, mystical creature may represent large and mystical forces inside of you. In the Far East it is believed that the dragons are spiritual creatures that navigate through the air and through the sky. In the West, dragons are considered to be dangerous creatures that need to be destroyed. As far as dream symbols go, the dragon may represent the enormous power in your unconscious. It could symbolize repressed unconscious material, including fear. However, the dragon in our dreams is generally a positive symbol. It may represent a period of time when the dreamer will confront his fears and empower himself to effectively cope with negative emotions, extreme materialism, and be able to obtain greater inner and outer freedom.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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DRAGONflY

1. Changes in the offing.

2. Some aspect of life or situa­tion may have elements of fantasy, illusion.

3. News comes from far away; a messenger. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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DRAIN

(See Suck)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DRAIN

Symbolic of discarding something worthless ... Christian Dream Symbols

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DRAIN

Dreams of a drain represents a leak in your energy. Your dream is giving you the message to more powerfully manage your power and not give it away so easily. See Circle.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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DRAIN

To see a drain in your dream represents your need to release your emotions. Try not to hide your feelings inside. Alternatively, this dream may represent a wasted effort, or something that is draining you of energy.... My Dream Interpretation

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DRAIN

A drain in a dream fe a warning of low vitality; it would be wise to get a medical checkup and include a blood test was being lowered, it was telling you that you may have to take a step backward in order to take two forward.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

DRAIN

To release emotions. Also, see how you may be giving away your power, or losing your energy. Depends upon the context of the dream.... The Dream Books Symbols

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DRAIN

In the structure of plumbing, the drain is what takes away what is no longer wanted or needed. Often what is being drained would fall into the category of waste or things of an unsanitary nature. Therefore, as a symbol, the drain represents your ability to slough off the old and easily release the past.

If the drain in your dream is functioning properly, all is well.

If it is not, there may be some need to examine why you are unable to let things go.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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Complete Dictionary of Dreams

DRAIN PIPE

(See Gutter)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

DRAM-DRINKING

To be given to dram-drinking in your dreams, omens ill-natured rivalry and contention for small possession.

To think you have quit dram-drinking, or find that others have done so, shows that you will rise above present estate and rejoice in prosperity. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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DRAMA

To see a drama, signifies pleasant reunions with distant friends.

To be bored with the performance of a drama, you will be forced to accept an uncongenial companion at some entertainment or secret affair.

To write one, portends that you will be plunged into distress and debt, to be extricated as if by a miracle. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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DRAMA

1. Someone may be addicted to “drama,” gravitate toward difficult situations.

2. Possible reunion with friends (attending or viewing a drama).

3. Beware of being financially or emotion­ally overwhelmed; use caution in all kinds of affairs. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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New American Dream Dictionary

DRAMA

See film; theatre. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

DRAMA

You will meet an old and pleasant friend if you dream of being at the performance of a drama.... The Complete Dream Book

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DRAMA

To dream that you are writing a drama suggests that you may wind up immersed in anxiety and under a pile of bills.

To dream that you are watching a drama indicates that you will reconnect with old acquaintances.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

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Dream Symbols and Analysis

DRAMA QUEEN / DRAMA KING

If you dream of a drama queen or drama king that is flailing through their emotional wave from hope to pain and back again, your dream is sending you the message to find your center and balance. This dream is your wake up call to remind you that you are more than your passion, excitement or sorrow. See Actor or Actress.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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DRAMAMINE

Dreams of Dramamine symbolize your intent to maintain your sense of self and your equilibrium when you set sail in your relationship upon the deep sea of intimasea.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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DRAPER

Small worries ending shortly by the help of a business acquaintance.... Mystic Dream Book

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Mystic Dream Book

DRAPERIES

Rich and luxurious draperies are reflected in your life, which will be rich and luxurious. But old, torn drapes indicate great hardships to come. See also Curtains (Lace).... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

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Gypsy Dream Dictionary

DRAPES

(Cover; Happiness; Fears; Veil) In a dream, drapes means veiling one’s private life. Drapes in a dream also represent a confidant or a trustworthy friend or a wife who covers the pitfalls of her husband, protects his business and guards him from looking at other women. Ifa man of knowledge sees such a dream, then drapes represent his integrity, his honorable wife and children. Unidentified drapes in a dream represent worries or distress. Ifthe drapes are hanging over one’s front door in the dream, it means that such difficulties will come from the world. Old drapes in a dream represent adversities which will not last. Torn drapes in a dream mean happiness and joy.

If they are torn vertically in the dream, they represent a quick joy.

If they are torn horizontally in the dream, they mean slander against one’s family. Black drapes in a dream mean worries because of money, a child, or the authorities. White or green drapes mean good results. Drapes hanging over the door of a mosque in a dream represent spiritual problems or religious failure. Seeing drapes out of their place in a dream mean adversities, and seeing them hanging over one’s windows has no interpretation. In a dream, seeing drapes hanging over a strange environment means fears which will culminate in satisfaction. Drapes adorned with gold means hallucination or dispelling one’s worries.

If an unmarried person sees drapes in his dream, it means that he will get married and protect his chastity, or it could mean a business that will shelter him from poverty.

If a fugitive or a scared person sees himself covered with drapes in a dream, it means a shelter from what scares him. Falling through a hole while hanging to a drape in a dream means taking a long, frustrating, toiling and a distant journey.

The bigger the drapes are in a dream, the more difficult is one’s adversity.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DRAPES

The heavy, protective fabric common to drapes may comment on your concerns about protection and privacy. Closing the drapes may indicate your need to block out the concerns of the world for a time and to retreat. Or it may suggest a need to enter the darkness of the subconscious... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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DRAPES

Drapes in a bedroom symbolize secrecy, privacy and modesty with regards to intimacy and sexuality. Drapes in a living room or family room symbolize a desire to preserve family secrets.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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DRAPES

Closing off or covering up a part of oneself. See Curtains.... The Dream Books Symbols

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The Dream Books Symbols

DRAPES

Windows offer a view from the outside world into the inner sanctums of a home. Drapes have the function of creating privacy as well as adorning this aspect of transparency in your consciousness. They can open and shut at will, adding the element of controlling who can see into that which you might want to keep secret. They also can be seen as your willingness to let light in or shut it out, with light being a representation of conscious awareness and life force. As a dream symbol, drapes relate to this choice, the free will to exercise it, and the state of affairs around doing so.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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Complete Dictionary of Dreams

DRAPES (OPAQUE CURTAIN)

Something is hidden—what is it? Deception and isolation, but also necessary distance. See Net, Fog, and Smoke.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Little Giant Encyclopedia

DRAUGHT

Economic loss, suffering. From the Bible: The dream of Pharaoh, seven lean years and seven prosperous years.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Little Giant Encyclopedia

DRAUGHT

1- To feel a draught in a dream is to be aware of an external force which could affect us or a situation we are in.

To create a draught is literally to be attempting to clear the atmosphere.

2- Traditionally, a cold draught when working psychically indicates a visitation by Spirit. In dreams it suggests a communication from a hidden part of ourselves.

3- The Holy Spirit manifested as a rushing wind to enable the disciples to spread the Gospel.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

DRAUGHT

The holy spirit manifested as a rushing wind to enable the disciples to spread the gospel.

A draught suggests an unseen force or current, which creates almost imperceptible movement.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Dream Meanings of Versatile

DRAUGHT

Psychological / emotional perspective: Traditionally, a cold draught when working psychically indicates a visitation by spirit. In dreams it suggests a communication from a hidden part of ourselves.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Dream Meanings of Versatile

DRAUGHT

Material aspects: To feel a draught in a dream is to be aware of an external force which could affect us or a situation we are in.

To create a draught is literally to be attempting to clear the atmosphere.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Dream Meanings of Versatile

DRAUGHTS / CHEQUERS

see Games... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

DRAUGHTS / CHEQUERS

See games... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Dream Meanings of Versatile

DRAUGHTS OR CHESS

A somewhat similar dream to Dice. It shows fluctuations of fortune, and you should avoid all speculative business or betting.... Mystic Dream Book

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DRAW

Dreams of drawing symbolize that you are coming to realize your ability to have a vision, make a plan, and create your life. See Design and Art.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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DRAW

Map out your direction; plan, create.... The Dream Books Symbols

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The Dream Books Symbols

DRAW BRIDGE

Dreams of a draw bridge represent that you are creating rigid boundaries regarding who and what you allow into your life, rejecting energy that is non-supportive of you. Also, your unresolved trust issues may be keeping you from allowing love and intimacy in your life.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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DRAW-KNIFE

To see or use a draw-knife, portends unfulfiled hopes or desires. Some fair prospect will loom before you, only to go down in mistake and disappointment. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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DRAWBRIDGE

A conditional means of crossing over to a new beginning; see “bridge”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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Dream Dictionary Unlimited

DRAWBRIDGE

See Bridge.

It is the connection between consciousness and the unconscious, sometimes being open and sometimes not. Support and help.

Folklore: Unexpected travel.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Little Giant Encyclopedia

DRAWBRIDGE

You will undertake an unexpected journey.... Mystic Dream Book

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Mystic Dream Book

DRAWBRIDGE

To see a drawbridge in your dream represents protection. You may feel that some relationship or situation is too invasive.... My Dream Interpretation

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DRAWBRIDGE

A drawbridge functions in two ways and allows completely different modes of transportation to exist. In the world of symbols, the cars on land represent thoughts and consciousness and the boats on water connect to emotions and the unconscious. By being able to change shape, the drawbridge can distinguish between which is more important. In a dream, consider how the drawbridge is operating, for it will point to which mode has higher priority at the moment.

If the drawbridge is not working properly, your own ability to distinguish between emotions and thoughts is being affected.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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DRAWER

1. A good omen regarding love and happiness (an open drawer).

2. Opportunities and good fortune in affairs.

3. Difficul­ties in the offing. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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New American Dream Dictionary

DRAWER

See Closet. Image of secrets and possessions.

Folklore: An open drawer is positive; a closed drawer—or drawer full of underwear—points to unfaithfulness.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Little Giant Encyclopedia

DRAWER

An open drawer is a good sign.

It is better if it seems to be hill of clean clothing.... The Complete Dream Book

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DRAWER

Dreaming of a drawer represents a space within you that is not normally in view, your secret, sacred world, and perhaps a virginal aspect of you. Consider the contents of the drawer.

If the drawer is locked, then they are taboo. This dream may be informing you to integrate the contents of this drawer into your outward personality. See Pandora’s Box and Integration Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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DRAWER

To dream about a closed drawer means that you will have to outwit an unsuspected rival for something you want.

An open drawer signifies a new opportunity - and if the drawer is full, that means this is a great time for starting something new.

An empty drawer indicates success, but only after hard work.

A locked drawer (or one that you have trouble opening) suggests unforeseen obstacles in your path.... My Dream Interpretation

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DRAWER

Storage place for ideas, available but closed off.

If drawer is disorganized, time to clean out the old and keep only what is helpful, useful for present growth.... The Dream Books Symbols

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DRAWER

Its image is that of a closed place where treasures are stored. To open a drawer and to find it empty indicates disappointment. To see an open drawer is a sign that the mind is open and ready. To fill it with objects and to close it indicates foresight. To empty its content is signal of moving and changes (both physical and mental).... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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DRAWER / CHEST OF DRAWERS

(1) You go to a drawer for something you want or need. It may, therefore, symbolize a source of wisdom, a place - within yourself - where you will find the answer to your problem, the cure for your disease.

(2) A chest of drawers may represent your psyche. The top drawer will then be your conscious ego, the bottom drawer or lower drawers the unconscious layers of your psyche.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

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DRAWERS

Looking into the perfumery drawer or the drawer where the precious stone balance is stored in a dream means high winds of profits, satisfying one’s needs and reuniting with one’s family. Apaper storage drawer means longevity. In general, a drawer in a dream represents glad tidings.

If one opens a drawer and finds a pearl or a gem inside it in a dream, it means good news or a profit one will receive in few days.

(Also see Table of Contents)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DRAWERS

To dream of an open Drawer is a fortunate omen, but if you cannot open a closed Drawer, then beware of trouble ahead.

If a woman dreams of her Drawers or her underclothing, it is a bad sign. She will not be faithful to the man who loves her.... Mystic Dream Book

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DRAWERS

A closed drawer means that you will have to outmaneuver an unsuspected rival for something you want An open drawer signifies a new opportunity, and if the drawer is full it signals a propitious time for undertaking a new venture.

An empty drawer indicates success but only after hard work.

A locked drawer or trouble opening one suggests unforeseen obstacles in your path, but persevere, you can overcome them with patience.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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DRAWERS

Drawers may convey a sense of being hidden or of putting something away. They also represent one’s inner state, so a disorderly drawer may indicate internal chaos, and an orderly drawer, psychological order.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

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Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

DRAWING

1. Artistic expression.

2. A need or desire to communicate nonverbally.

3. The ability to see things simply, in black and white. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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DRAWING

This symbol suggests that you look at something very carefully and realistically. Also, there is a need to be more active.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Little Giant Encyclopedia

DRAWING

Vision: If you are drawing: pay attention to how you express yourself; often small efforts have great results. Seeing a drawing: people will present you with a “fait accompli.’ See Painting, Writing.

Depth Psychology: Here it is important to know what the drawing is about; is it about an actual event or subject, or a memory from the past that you’re dealing with now? See Picture.... Dreamers Dictionary

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Dreamers Dictionary

DRAWING

To dream that you are drawing, may be an expression of your unconscious creative and artistic abilities.... My Dream Interpretation

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DRAWING

The dream may be telling you that you have latent artistic abilities to be expressed. It also reflects your approach to solutions of some pending concerns and problems.

It represents your plans. The higher the degree of beauty and precision the greater the chances of success in your projects.

A strange superstition says that if a woman makes a pencil drawing and then erases it her lover is unfaithful.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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DRAWING

The act of drawing is an effort to take something from inside of your consciousness and express it in the world of form.

It is a creative act that results in something tangible. As a dream symbol, drawing relates to this impulse to allow yourself an outlet for creative expression and the patience to allow form to appear to you slowly.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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DRAWING

This could simply mean that you have latent artistic talents that should be given expression. But it can have other meanings. Are you overdrawn at the bank? Are you drawing on inner resources? What you draw is very significant, as it can reveal the issues and problems you are trying to resolve in waking life. An ancient tradition says that if a woman dreams she is drawing with a pencil and then rubs it out, her lover will be unfaithful.... The Element Encyclopedia

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DRAWING BLOOD FROM THE VEIN

It implies a person losing part of his wealth to the king or authorities.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DRAWING WATER FROM A WELL

If a person dreams that he has drawn water from the well and given it to people to drink, it means he will be a means of providing livelihood to orphans, the weak and poor. It also means he will live a life of piety and virtue. Perhaps his wealth may become a means of people proceeding for Hajj.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DREADLOCKS

To dream that you have dreadlocks, indicates that you are thinking long and carefully before making some decision. You may be stuck in your quest for the right answer.... My Dream Interpretation

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DREAM

To dream of relating a dream indicates that something unusual is about to happen (Raphael). Evidently a struggle on the part of the subconscious to bring the matter before the consciousness.... The Fabric of Dream

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DREAM

It symbolizes the unconscious; awareness is demanded.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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DREAM

To dream of dreaming is quite common and it represents your subconscious becoming aware of itself. Becoming lucid during your unconscious sleep state is the beginning stages of -mastery as you learn to bridge your conscious mind with your subconscious mind.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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DREAM

To dream you are having a dream indicates more awareness in the dream state. When you become aware that you are dreaming, you can take control and ask any question you want to gain insight into yourself. This is a great opportunity to gain self-knowledge without the conscious mind intruding.... The Dream Books Symbols

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DREAM ANALYSIS

Sigmund Freud was the founder of modern therapeutic analysis of dreams. Freud encouraged clients to relax on a couch and allow free associations to arise in con­nection with aspects of their dream. In this way he helped the person move from the surface images (manifest content) of the dream to the underlying emotions, fantasies and wishes (latent content), often connected with early childhood. Be­cause dreams use condensation—a mass of different ideas or experiences all represented by one dream image or event— Freud stated that the manifest content was meagre’ compared with the ‘richness and variety’ of latent content.

If one suc­ceeds in touching the feelings and memories usually con­nected with a dream image, this becomes apparent because of the depth of insight and experience which arises. Although ideally the Freudian analyst helps the client discover their own experience of their dream, it can occur that the analyst puts to the client readymade views of the dream. Out of this has occurred the idea of someone else ‘analysing or telling us about our dream.

Carl Jung used a different approach. He applied amplifica­tion (see entry), helped the client explore their associations, used active imagination (see entry) and stuck to the structure of the dream. Because amplification also put to the client the information and experience of the therapist, again the dreamwork can be largely verbal and intellectual, rather than experiential.

In the approach of Fritz Perls (gestalt therapy) and Moreno (psychodrama), dream analysis is almost entirely experiential.

The person exploring the dream acts out or verbalises each role or aspect of the dream.

If one dreamt of a house, in gestalt one might stan by saying I am a house’ and then go on to describe oneself just as one is as the particular house in the dream.

It is important, even if the house were one existing externally, not to attempt a description of the external house, but to stay with the house as it was in the dream. This is like amplification, except the client gives all the information. This can be a very dramatic and emotional experience because we begin consciously to touch the immense realms of experience usually hidden behind the image. When successful this leads to personal insights into behaviour and creativity. See dream processing; amplification; gestalt dream work.

dream as a meeting place Any two people, or group of people who share their dreams, particularly if they explore the associated feelings and thoughts connected with the dream images, achieve social intimacy quickly. Whether it is a family sharing their dreams, or two fnends, an environment can be created in which the most profound feelings, painful and wonderful, can be allowed. Such exposure of the usually pri­vate areas of one s feelings and fears often presents new infor­mation to the dreamer, and also allows ventilation of what may never have been consciously expressed before. In doing so a healing release is reached, but also greater self under­standing and the opportunity to think over or reconsider what is discovered.

Herbert Reed, editor of the dream magazine Sundance, and resident in Virginia Beach, Va., initiated group dreaming ex­periments. It started because Reed noticed that in the dream groups he was running, when one of the group aired a prob­lem, other members would subsequently dream about that person’s problem. He went on to suggest the group should attempt this purposely and the resulting dreams shared to see if they helped the person with the problem.

The reported dreams often formed a more detailed view of the person’s situation. In one instance the group experienced many dream images of water. It aided the woman who was seeking help to admit she had a phobia of water and to begin thinking about learning to swim. In another experiment, a woman presented the problem of indecision about what college to transfer to and what to study. Her group subsequently said they were confused because they had not dreamt about school. Several had dreams about illicit sex. though, which led the woman to admit she was having an affair with a married man. She went on to realise that it was the affair which was underlying her indecision. She chose to end the affair and further her career.

Whatever may be underlying the results of Reed’s expen- ments, it is noticeably helpful to use the basic principles he is working with. They can be used by two people equally as well as a group—by a parent and child, wife and husband, busi­nessman and employee. One sets out to dream about each other through mutual agreement. Like any undertaking, the involvement, and therefore the results, are much more pro­nounced if there is an issue of reasonable importance behind the experiment. It helps if one imagines that during sleep you are going to meet each other to consider what is happening between you. Then sleep, and on waking take time to recall any dream. Note it down, even if it seems far removed from what you expected. Then explore its content using the tech­niques in dream processing.

Example: My wife and I decided to attempt to meet in our dreams. I dreamt I was in a room similar to the back bedroom of my previous marnage. My present wife was with me. She asked me to help her move the wardrobe. It reminded me of, but did not look like, the one which had been in that bed­room. I stood with my back to it, and reached my hands up to press on the top, inside. In this way I carried it to another wall. As I put it down the wood broke. I felt it ought to be thrown away’ (Thomas B). Thomas explored the dream and found he connected feelings about his first marriage with the wardrobe and bedroom. In fact the shabby wardrobe was Tom’s feelings of shabbiness at having divorced his first wife. In his first marriage, represented by the bedroom, he always felt he was married for life. In divorcing, he had done some­thing he didn’t like and was carrying it about with him. He says ‘1 am carrying this feeling of shabbiness and second best into my present relationship, and I need to get rid of it.’

dream as a spiritual guide Dreams have always been con­nected with the spiritual side of human experience, even though today many spiritual leaders disagree with consider­ation of dreams. Because dreams put the dreamer in touch with the source of their own internal wisdom and certainty, some conflict has existed between authoritative priesthood and public dreaming.

A lay person finding their own ap­proach to God in a dream might question the authority of the priests. No doubt people frequently made up dreams about God in order to be listened to. Nevertheless, despite opposi­tion, Matthew still dreamt of an angel appearing to him, Jo­seph was still warned by God to move Jesus; Peter still dreamt his dream of the unclean animals.

The modern scientific approach has placed large question marks against the concept of the human spirit. Study of the brain’s functions and biochemical activities have led to a sense of human personality being wholly a series of biological and biochemical events.

The results of this in the relationship between doctor and patient, psychiatrist and client, some­times results in the communication of human personality be­ing of little consequence. It may not be put into words, but the intimation is that if one is depressed it is a biochemical prob­lem or a brain malfunction.

If one is withdrawn or autistic, it is not that there is a vital centre of personality which has for some reason chosen to avoid contact, but that a biochemical or physiological problem is the cause—it’s nothing personal, take this pill (to change the biochemistry, because you are not really a person). Of course we have to accept that human personality must sometimes face the tragedy of biochemical malfunction, but we also need to accept that biochemical and physiological process can be changed by human will and courage.

In attempting to find what the human spirit is by looking at dreams, creativity stands out.

The spiritual nature may not be what we have traditionally considered it to be.

An overview of dreams and how dreamers relate to them suggests one amaz­ing fact. Let us call it the ‘seashell effect’. When we hear sounds in a shell that we hold to our ear, the noises heard seem exterior to oneself, yet they are most likely amplification of sounds created in our own ear, perhaps by the passage of blood. Imagine an electronic arcade machine which the player could sit in and, when running, the player could be engulfed in images, sounds, smell and sensation. At first there is shim­mering darkness, then a sound, and lights move. Is it a face seen, or a creature. Like Rorschach’s ink blots, the person creates figures and scenes out of the shapeless light and sound.

A devil appears which terrifies the player. People, de­mons, animals, God and angels appear and fade. Scenes are clearcut or a maelstrom of movement and ill-defined activity. Events arise showing every and any aspect of human experi­ence. Nothing is impossible.

If, on stepping out, we told the player that what occurred was all their own creation due to unconscious feelings, fears, habits, thoughts and physiological processes occurring within them, like the seashell effect, they might say ‘Good God, is that all it was, and I thought it was real. What a waste of time.’

Whether we can accept it or not, as a species we have created out of our own longings, fears, pain and perhaps vi­sion, God, with many different names—politics, money, dev­ils, nationalism, angels, an, and so on and on. All of it has flowed out of us. Perhaps we even deny we are the authors of the Bible, wars, social environments. Responsibility is diffi­cult.

It is easier to believe the source is outside oneself. And if we do take responsibility for our amazing creativity, we may feel ‘is that all it is—me?’ Yet out of such things, such fears, such drives, such unconscious patterns as we shape our dreams with, we shape our life and fonune, we shape our children, we shape the world and our future.

The shadow of fear we create in our dream, the situation of aloneness and anger, becomes a pattern of feelings, real in its world of mind. We create a monster, a Djinn, a devil, which then haunts and influences us. Or with feelings of hope, of purposiveness and love, create other forces in us and the world. But we are the creator. We are in no way separate from the forces which create our existence. We are those creative forces. In the deep­est sense, not just as an ego, we create ourselves, and we go on creating ourselves. We are the God humanity has looked so long for.

The second aspect of the human spirit demonstrated by dreams is consciousness.

The unconscious mind, if its func­tion is not clogged with a backlog of undealt with painful childhood experience and nonfunctional premises, has a pro­pensity to form gestalts. It takes pieces of experience and fits them together to form a whole. This is illustrated by how we form gestalts when viewing newsprint photographs, which are made up of many small dots. Our mind fits them together and sees them as a whole, giving meaning where there are only dots. When the human mind is working well, when the indi­vidual can face a wide range of emotions, from fear and pain to ecstasy, this process of forming gestalts can operate very creatively. This is because it needs conscious involvement, and if the personality is frightened of deep feeling, the uniting of deeply infantile and often disturbing cxpcrience is cut out. Yet these areas are very rich mines of information, containing our most fundamental learning.

If the process is working well, then one’s expenence is gradually transformed into insights which transcend and thereby transform one s personal life.

For instance, we have witnessed our own binh in some manner, we also see many others appeanng as babies. We see people ageing, dying. We see millions of events in our life and in others.

The uncon­scious, deeply versed in imagery, ritual and body language, out of which it creates its dreams, picks up information from music, architecture, traditional rituals, people walking in the street, the unspoken world of parental influence.

The sources are massive, unbelievable. And out of it all our mind creates meaning. Like a process of placing face over face over face until a composite face is formed, a synthesis of all the faces; so the unconscious scans all this information and creates a world view, a concept of life and death.

The archetypes Jung talks of are perhaps the resulting synthesis of our own expenence, reaching points others have met also.

If so, then Chnst might be our impression of humanity as a whole.

If we dare to touch such a synthesis of experience it may be seanng, breathtaking.

It breaks the boundaries of our present personality and con­cepts because it transcends. It shatters us to let the new vision emerge. It reaches, it soars, like an eagle flying above the single events of life. Perhaps because of this the great hawk of ancient Egypt represented the human spirit.

Lastly, humans have always been faced by the impossible.

To a baby, walking and not wetting its pants is impossible, but with many a fall and accident it does the impossible.

It is a god in its achievement.

To talk, to fly heavier-than-air planes, to walk on the Moon, were all impossible. Humans challenge the impossible every day. Over and over they fall, back into defeat. Many lie there broken. Yet with the next moment along come youngsters with no more sense than grasshoppers, and because they don’t know what the differ­ence is between right and left, do the impossible. Out of the infinite potential, the great unknown, they draw something new. With hope, with folly, with a wisdom they gain from who knows where, they demand more. And it’s a common everyday son of miracle. Mothers do it constantly for their children—transcending themselves. Lovers go through hell and heaven for each other and flower beyond who they were. You and I grow old on it as our daily bread, yet fail to see how holy it is. And if we turn away from it, it is because it offers no certainties, gives no authority, claims no reward.

It is the spir­itual life of people on the street. And our dreams remember, even if we fail.

For this is the body and blood of the human spirit.

dream as a therapist and healer There is a long tradition of using dreams as a base for both physical and psychological healing. One of the earliest recorded incidents of such healing is when Pharaoh’s ‘spirit was troubled, and he sent for all the magicians of Egypt and all its wise men; and Pharaoh told them his dream, but there was none who could interpret it’. Then Joseph revealed the meaning of the dream and so the healing of Pharaoh’s troubled mind took place (Genesis 41).

The Greek Temples of Asclepius were devoted to using dreams as a base for healing of body and mind (see dreams and ancient Greece).

The Iroquois Amerindians used a social form of dream therapy also (see Iroquoian dream cult).

The dream process was used much more widely throughout his­tory in such practices as Pentecostal Christianity, shaktipat yoga in India, and Anton Mesmer’s groups (see sleep move­ments).

Sigmund Freud pioneered the modern approach to the use of dreams in therapy, but many different approaches have developed since his work. Examples of the therapeutic action of gaining insight into dreams are to be found in the entnes on abreaction, recurring dreams, reptiles.

The entry on dream processing gives information about using a dream to gain insight and healing. See also dream as meeting place.

A feature which people who use their dreams as a thera­peutic tool mention again and again is how dreams empower them. Many of us have an unconscious feeling that any impor­tant healing work regarding our body and mind can only be undertaken and directed by an expert, the expert might be a doctor, a psychiatrist, psychotherapist, or osteopath. Witness­ing the result of their own dream process, even if helped by an expert, people feel in touch with a wonderful internal process which is working actively for their own good. One woman, who had worked on her dream with the help of a fnend (non expert), said It gave me great confidence in my own internal process. I realised there was something powerful in myself working for my own good. It was a feeling of cooperating with life.’ One is frequently amazed by one’s own resources of wisdom, penetrating insight and sense of connection with life, as met in dreamwork. This is how dreams play a pan in helping one towards wholeness and balance.

The growing awareness of one’s central view of things, which is so wide, piercing and often humorous, brings developing self respect as the saga of one’s dreams unfolds.

There may be no hint of this, however, if a person simply records their dreams without attempting to find a deeply felt contact with their contents.

It is in the searching for associ­ated feelings and ideas that the work of integrating the many strands of one’s life begins. Gradually one weaves, through a co-operative action with the dream process, a greater unifica­tion of the dark and the light, the painful and transcendent in one’s nature.

The result is an extraordinary process of educa­tion. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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DREAM CHANGE IN ART

The subject of dreams and change has often been portrayed in art and culture. For example, in his classic novella Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka used this notion of change when Gregor Samsa awakes to find himself transformed into an insect. Surrealist artists, in particular Salvador Dali, used images of dream change to inform their work. For example, Dali’s ‘Metamorphosis of Narcissus’ is based on the myth of Narcissus, who fell in love with his own reflection.... The Element Encyclopedia

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DREAM DEPRIVATION

See science, sleep and dreams. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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DREAM DIARY

If you have decided to work systematically with your dreams, it is essential that you begin to keep a dream diary. Just the act of using one will allow you to remember your dreams much more often and more clearly.

What you should keep in mind if you start a dream diary:

1. Make a note about the date of the dream (use the date of the morning following the dream).

2. Start out by describing the events in the dream without any kind of interpretation and in the sequence you remember them.

3. Write whether the dream you remembered is complete or only a fragment.

4. Write how you felt before and after the dream.

5. Give each dream a title at the conclusion, one that best characterizes the content of the dream.

For interpretation, remember the following:

1. The attitude you adopted toward the dream. Were you a passive observer or actively involved in the event?

2. Which persons appeared in the dream and what your attitude is toward them, emotionally and behaviorally.

3. The mood of each individual scene and of the dream in general.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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DREAM DICTIONARY

Entries are organized alphabetically, so readers can browse through common subjects or objects in dreams. The material from thousands of dreams gathered during of this essential dream dictionary, alphabetically, providing instant access to a wealth of fascinating prepared of information.
  • Uncover the mysteries of the mind with the help of the most entertaining, colorful, and comprehensive Dream Dictionary ever.
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DREAM DICTIONARY AND DREAM INTERPRETATION

Welcome to DreamEncyclopedia.org

We hope that our work will help you to gain insight into the hidden meanings of your dreams.

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Dream Analysis and Interpretation. Understand the meaning of your dreams. Great dictionary of dream interpretations.

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DREAM DOODLES

In both real and dream life, doodles are expressions of your unconscious mind. Doodles, like dreams, involve a form of picture language, and it is the interpretation of these pictures that reveal their meanings.

If you see yourself doodling or see a doodle in your dreams, there are several factors to be taken into account besides the doodle itself. The size and position of the doodle on the page have a significance that contributes to the overall meaning of the doodle.

For example, if you were to draw a very large doodle in the center of the page, then this would indicate how important you would like your role in life to be. However, if you doodle in the margin or corners of a page, you would be revealed as a quiet individual. The intensity of the ink or pencil marks can also indicate the mood of the person, lighter strokes indicating a good day, but dark, heavy strokes sometimes signaling depression. The symbolism of specific doodles in your dream will have much the same interpretation as the dream symbol itself if it wasn’t being doodled, but the interpretation would typically be personal and referring to your feelings and your creative expression, rather than to the feelings or situation of someone else. See also Drawing entry in ARTS AND CRAFTS and Writing entry in LETTERS AND COMMUNICATION.

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DREAM GROUP

Whilst individual dream work is rewarding and necessary to the growth of your understanding of dreams, you can sometimes overlook or be bewildered by certain aspects of your dreams. These are the natural limitations imposed by your blindspots, or over-involvement with the dream itself. These blindspots are those of your beliefs and values that are held as unchangeable; the over-involvement with the dream occurs when your emotional reaction to the dream or the dream images is still fresh enough that the necessary perspective one needs for some of the dreamwork can be missing. Other people can usually avoid these limitations because they are not directly connected to the dream material. They approach the dream with fresh eyes and ears, and with sufficient difference in life experience that they can provide the distance necessary for an accurate interpretation.

In short—even when using this encyclopedia—you may find that you get stuck every now and again when interpreting your dreams.

If this happens, you may want to share your dreams with a dream partner. Another approach would be to join a dream group that meets weekly or monthly.

Most of us have dream partners, and we don’t even know it.

Friends, partners, co-workers: all of them have probably heard us say at one time or another:‘I had the strangest dream last night!’ Such interaction is normal, and can be helpful and insightful; there can be problems, however, especially if your dream partner appears in an unfavorable light in your dream, or disturbing images appear in your dream that might make for uncomfortable listening

A dream group is a group of people who meet on a regular basis to share and help each another understand the meaning of their dreams. A group may consist of two or up to twelve members, although from five to seven individuals in this type of group works very well. Some are professionally facilitated or led by a well-experienced dreamworker; others are leaderless or egalitarian. Some‘organizers’ of the group charge a fee for participation; others don’t.

Each group has its own unique ethics and procedures, often based on those processes developed for doing dream group work over the past few decades. One of the most popular is Dr Montague Ullman’s‘If it were my dream’ technique, or variations on that theme.

Most groups don’t try to mimic the dream analysis or interpretation that would take place in a therapeutic situation; the intent is rather to provide a safe environment in which to allow a dreamer to be respectfully heard and questioned, respectfully listening to the dreamer, questioning them and ultimately helping them to come to a better understanding of what their dream is communicating.

Sharing dreams with a partner or with a group can be beneficial to everyone. But when you are dealing with something of such a personal nature, there have to be guidelines:

Everyone has to remember that dream sharing is NOT therapy.

No matter how tempting, do not interpret anyone else’s dream for them. All you will be doing is reflecting your own feelings about the dream.

Respect the dreamer’s experience of the dream, no matter how much you may personally disagree.

For the partnership or group’s work to be successful, the dreamers must feel comfortable enough to express as much (or as little) of their emotions as they want. Remember that the dreamer is vulnerable, and go to all lengths to ensure confidentiality.

Treat the dreamer with gentleness. When the dreamer wants to stop a discussion, they must be able to without feeling an excuse is necessary. Never pressure a dreamer to talk, no matter how helpful you may think it would be.... The Element Encyclopedia

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DREAM HOUSES

The front of the house and activities outside the house represent your persona, the face you show to the world, whereas whatever is inside the house reveals your inner life.

If the house is being attacked or burgled, this suggests criticism or social pressure from others.

If the house is burning or falling down, this represents leaving old attitudes behind.

If the house feels cramped and dark, there is a feeling of restriction in waking life, whilst structural faults suggest broken relationships or illness.

If work or repairs are being carried out on the house, perhaps certain relationships are breaking down or health matters need to be attended to.

An impressive big house in dreams suggests that we are conscious of our potential.

If the house is small, the dreamer is perhaps seeking security and freedom from responsibility.

If you were living in a bungalow in your dream, there may be a suggestion that you are living too much on one level, both practically and emotionally.

If there are unfamiliar rooms in a well-known house, this represents unexplored potential.

If other people are in the house, they suggest different aspects of yourself you may feel threatened by, or other people you are involved with, or about to be involved with, in waking life. Going into or out of the house suggests that we may need to decide whether we need to be more introverted or extroverted.

If you go into another person’s house, this suggests that you are getting involved with that person, perhaps being a part of their life.

If you see a loved one move into someone else’s house in your dream, this may be your fear of their infidelity, but it may also reveal a growing distance in your relationship. Planning or altering a house, or building an annexe may refer to a change in your lifestyle or approach to life.

Rows of houses represent other people. According to dream lore, country houses suggest tranquility; building a house, a growth in confidence; a new house, a busy social life; an empty house or moving house, financial worries; a big house, good fortune, and a small house, misfortune.

If you are buying a house in your dreams this may relate to making a decision to change in waking life, or wanting to make some kind of change. Buying a house involves decision making and this points to the importance of clarifying what it is that you want in waking life.

If the house in your dream is an igloo, this is a symbol of security and completeness and, because it is warm on the inside and cold on the outside, it points to differences between what you feel on the inside and you do and say on the outside. In general dreaming about a flat or apartment has the same meaning as dreaming about a house, but the interpretation depends on whether or not you have lived in an apartment or flat before.

If you did, were you living alone in the flat or did you share, and what was this like? This will influence the feelings associated with the image in your dream.... The Element Encyclopedia

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DREAM IN DREAM

Dreaming in a dream is of significant importance; research details... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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DREAM IN DREAM

1. Difficulty in taking emotions seriously.

2. Urge to con­trol the unconscious mind (as in “setting the stage” where the dreamer creates the dream).

3. Express a desire to obtain seem­ingly impossible things.

4. Worries and sorrow. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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DREAM IN DREAM

one is paralysed is similar. It depicts the paralys­ing effects, either of fears we have or of what we have imag­ined as real in the way described, we may be ‘paralysed’ by feelings of guilt or inadequacy; internal conflict paralyses us.

The healing of the paralysed man by Christ represents this removal of guilt, shame or fear by contact with the self. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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DREAM IN DREAM

A type of lucid experience or an OBE.

(See Part One: Programmed and Lucid Dreaming).

A memory. Dreaming that you’re dreaming can be an alternative way of recalling images from past dreams. Watch, and let this vision play itself out like a good movie, then recall the details like any ordinary dream.... The Language of Dreams

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DREAM IN DREAM

To dream that you are dreaming is usually the effect of excessive worry and in one dream the dreamer wakes up to find that things are all straightened out until, lo and behold, the sleeper finds it is yet another dream.

It is not uncommon to have more then two levels to a dream, the main reason hear is fear, and worry, over life’s circumstances. There is no interpretation for this dream as it is not a symbol, it is condition of the state of the emotions of the dreamer.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

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DREAM IN DREAM

To dream that you consult anyone about your dreams shows that you may expect news from a distance.... Mystic Dream Book

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To dream that you are dreaming, signifies your anxious emotional state. You are quite worried and fearful about a situation that you are going through currently.... My Dream Interpretation

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A dream within your dream portends a deferment of your highest hopes but nevertheless a definite improvement in your present circumstances.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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DREAM IN TRADITIONS

Interpreting the dream by subject requires further understanding of one's religious and socio-cultural environment. For example, if one is offered a lemon in a dream, and if it did not connote money or a child, in this case, a lemon in one's dream means fraud, hypocrisy, and falsehood. If one sees his arm longer than usual in a dream, it means that he likes to show off his charities or deeds, or it could mean generosity. This idiom is also used in the saying of God's Prophet, upon whom be peace, when he said to his wives, God be pleased with them: "Those who have longer arms amongst you will follow me first. "In her case, Zainab Bint Jahsh was the first to die among his wives. Qualifying a sickness in a dream to mean hypocrisy came from the expression, "sick at heart," also meaning poor judgement or emotional disturbance. Sickness and hypocrisy are also noted in the expression, "He is a sick person," meaning a disgusting person. Sometimes people use the expression, "Both his words and actions are sickening," to mean someone whose promise cannot be trusted. In the Holy Qur'an, God Almighty describes the hypocrites saying: ''There is a disease in their hearts; and God has increased their disease."(Qur'an 2:10). In some traditions, people use the expression, "The lion sneezed, and a cat came out of his nose."

This tradition was transmitted from the folkloric tales about the arc of God's prophet Noah. In this sense, in dream interpretation, snot came to mean an impudent and insolent child or a newborn. In the same sense, ejaculated fluid and snout came to mean a son. (See Nasal mucus, p. 300.)

Equating slandering with curse, God Almighty says in the Holy Qur'an: "Those who slander chaste women-are cursed." (Qur'an 24:23). The common proverb says, "If you live in a glass house, do not cast stones at others." Here again, the interpreter made an association between one's own faults, weakness, and imperfection, and those of a glass house. Concerning severing relations with one's family, God Almighty says: ''We broke them up into sections on this earth." (Qur'an 7: 168). Equating washing one's hands with hope, people also say, "I washed my hands from it", meaning I have no further interest in it or any hope in it.... Dreampedia

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DREAM INTERPRETATION AND RECORDING DREAMS

Dreams may come in almost any form and use any symbol or story line imaginable. Recognizing the feeling level in the dream as well as the particular symbols is important to understanding its meaning.

First, write down the dream as fully as you can. Second, write down all the symbols you can identify and the possible meaning beside them. Look them up; check an unabridged dictionary if necessary. Third, write out your interpretation. The following is a sample dream and its interpretation:

Step 1
The Dream

A woman was on a bus with a spiritual leader and members of a spiritual group. A man got on the bus wearing a dark coat and hat. He started robbing everyone. The woman had $600 in her wallet. She was lying in a sleeping bag. She wanted to hide her wallet but her left hand was asleep and she could not move.

Step 2
Recording dream symbols:

  • woman - feminine, creative part of self bus - large vehicle for growth
  • spiritual leader - her own higher self, spiritual teacher
  • spiritual group - growth conscious parts of self
  • man - masculine, assertive, strong part of self
  • dark - the unknown
  • coat - cover, hiding
  • hat - role she plays
  • robbing - stealing energy
  • $600 - 6 is your guidance, higher teachers, White Brotherhood (teachers of light); pay attention wallet - identity
  • sleeping bag - in a cocoon, hiding in a womb left hand - receiving hand asleep - numb, passive, not allowing others to give to her.

Step 3
Interpretation

The feminine part of the woman has a large capacity for growth. Many parts of herself are growth conscious and she is with or being led by her higher self. She has covered up or suppressed the strong, assertive part of herself. It is unknown to her. She allows people to take her energy without ever saying no. She gives her power away. The 6 is her guidance saying: look what you are doing. Be assertive!

She is afraid of losing her identity by being assertive and she is unable to do anything about it zipped up in her cocoon. She is unable to receive and allow others to give back to her. All her energy is going out, not returning. Her inability to receive is the main message of the dream.

Levels of Interpretation
A dream can be seen on many levels. There is a literal meaning which is usually not the correct interpretation. But it depends upon what you ask for.

For example, a woman asked that she be given insight on her marriage. She had tried many things to improve the situation, suggesting counseling, communication, and so on. In her dream she was shown herself and her husband in a desert, walking up to a trader selling phony wedding bands made out of tin. When she looked at her husband, his face was in a haze, distant. When they rode out of the desert and stopped at a little house for refreshment, she was greeted by a stranger who embraced her with a warmth and love that she immediately knew was missing in the relationship with her husband.

This dream could be interpreted that her masculine and feminine parts of self were not balanced, but she had asked specifically about the relationship. In this case the woman was working on balance within. As much as she did not want to hear it, she realized the relationship was not based on mutual love. It was not really a marriage, and no growth (desert) symbolized its present state. The series of dreams which followed indicated the same thing. She knew then that she had to leave.

This was a positive solution to the problem. Although some of the answers we receive may not be what we want to hear, they are always for our highest good. As soon as the woman was out of the relationship, she wondered what took her so long to see the situation and get on with her life.... Dreampedia

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DREAM INTERPRETATION REMARKS

Symbols, metaphors, and archetypes in your dream do not appear by accident but usually have a deeper and more powerful significance. Some dreams are simply a way for us to MdigestH the previous day’s events. Most of the time, however, they are messages from our soul, unresolved events and feelings that still reside in our unconscious; they also may provide “visionary” suggestions. That is the reason why we believe it is so important to try to decipher dreams.

The best “specialist” to do this is you.

An expert dream analyst or a psychotherapist would at best be a “midwife” or guide, and then only if your dream presented clear indications that there was emotional illness and that psychological support was important.

A dream symbol often points to several possibilities.

For instance, the question of whether you are the victim or the perpetrator plays a major role that only honest self-examination can answer. Dream interpretation is not a game, some thing you do every now and then. It only makes sense if it becomes—like daily hygiene—a consistent part of your daily routine—a form of “emotional hygiene.” The rewards are well worth the effort. Nothing can replace self-analysis followed by self-awareness. Only in this way can you lead a happy and productive life and be at peace with yourself.

Your unconscious is often the best friend you can have, because it provides advice and suggestions about how to deal with the problems that arise.

The wisdom of your unconscious can even open a window into the future—allowing you to face the unknown with confidence.

The increase in the number of people who suffer from emotional problems can be laid at the door of today’s culture, with its emphasis on acquiring money, property, and success. But those who are in touch with their unconscious and its messages won’t easily violate the natural needs of their soul.

The best protection we have against depression, anxieties, and coundess other emotional problems is effective dream interpretation.... Dreamers Dictionary

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DREAM INTERPRETER

In a dream, a dream interpreter represents happiness for a sad person and sorrow for a happy person.

If one who desires to maintain secrecy around his life and goals sees a dream interpreter in his dream, it means that he will find an intimate friend or a confidant to complete his intention.

If one is expecting news from an associate or if someone in a different land sees a dream interpreter in his dream, it means that he will receive the desired news.Adream interpreter in a dream also represents knowledge of sings, deciphering messages, analyzing substances, a tracer, a religious scholar, a lawyer, a good advisor, a compassionate friend, ajudge or a physician.

A dream interpreter in a dream also represents someone who does not keep a secret or someone who brings people both happy or sad news. In a dream, he is also a preacher, an advisor, one who balances things, a money changer, a garment cleaner, an undertaker, a barber, a comedian, a news broadcaster or someone who searches for people’s faults. Seeing oneself as a dream interpreter in a dream, and if one qualifies to sit on the bench, it means that he will become ajudge.lfhe is seeking knowledge, he will acquire it.

If he is seeking to become a physician, he will become one. Otherwise, he might become a money changer, a banker or any of the earlier mentioned trades. Telling a dream interpreted a dream in one’s dream, and if the explanation agrees with the common wisdom and religious norms of the Holy Qur’an and the traditions of God’s Prophet, upon whom be peace, then whatever one is told in his dream is true. Ifone does not understand the explanation of the dream interpreter in his dream, then he might need to find a qualified interpreter in wakefulness to satisfy his needs.

(Also see Astrologer; Divination; Fortuneteller; Founder; Interpretation; Seer)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DREAM IT WITH FLOWERS

In Victorian America and Europe, flowers were attributed with specific meanings by young men and women who used them during courtship to send messages to each other, whether in a forthright manner or by more clandestine means. Straightforward romantic or poetic thoughts were conveyed by the presentation of a single bloom, whilst lengthier messages were communicated by larger arrangements.

Love and happiness were not the only feelings expressed by these floral epistles. Infidelity, jealousy, disdain and rejection were also expressed by a suitably chosen bloom. Whilst a simple flower may have been sent to a young lady to propose marriage, another seemingly innocuous blossom may have been sent in response, telling the gentleman caller to ‘get lost’. The color of the flower was extremely significant; to cite a few examples, red usually meant love, yellow indicated friendship, lavender suggested enchantment, and orange fascination.

As far as dream interpretation goes, the list of meanings is seemingly endless, as nearly every flower has been attributed with a specific meaning at some point in time. In Victorian times, the range of available flowers was limited, and so certain flowers had specific meanings; today, with so many flower choices, there are no rules—it’s the sentiment and personal association that gives the flower meaning to you in a dream. For those interested in the historic or generally accepted meanings of flowers, the list below has been compiled from a variety of different sources, including the American Society of Florists.

Historic and generally accepted meanings of flowers Acacia: Concealed love, chaste love

Agapanthis: Secret love

Alstroemeria: Aspiration

Amaryllis: Pride, drama

Ambrosia: Your love is returned

Anemone: Sincerity, fragility

Apple blossom: Promises

Arbutus: Thee only do ı love

Aster: Symbol of love, daintiness, contentment

Azalea: Take care of yourself for me, abundance, symbol of womanhood (china)

Baby’s breath: Festivity

Bachelor’s button: Anticipation

Begonia: Deep thoughts

Bells of Ireland: Good luck

Bittersweet: Truth

Black-eyed Susan: Encouragement

Bluebell: Humility

Cactus: Endurance

Caladium: Great joy, delight

Camellia (general): Graciousness, good-luck gift for a man

Camellia (pink): Passionate longing

Camellia (red): A flame in the heart

Camellia (white): Admiration

Carnation (general): Fascination, women, love

Carnation (pink): Gratitude, ı’ll never forget you

Carnation (purple): Caprice, whimsy

Carnation (red): Passion, drama, admiration

Carnation (solid color): Affirmation

Carnation (striped): Refusal, sorry ı can’t be with you, wish ı could be with you

Carnation (white): Sweetness and loveliness, innocence, pure love, remembrance, woman’s good-luck gift

Carnation (yellow): Cheerful for all occasions (except in matters of the heart, when it means rejection)

Cattail: Peace, prosperity

Chrysanthemum (general): Cheerfulness, rest

Chrysanthemum (bronze): Excitement

Chrysanthemum (red): Sharing

Chrysanthemum (white): Truth

Chrysanthemum (yellow): Slighted love, secret admirer

Cosmos: Peace

Crocus: Foresight, cheerfulness, gladness

Cyclamen: Resignation, good-bye

Daffodil: Chivalry, respect, regard, unrequited love

Daisy: İnnocence, loyalty, loveliness, purity

Dandelion: Faithfulness, happiness

Delphinium: Boldness

Fern: Magic, fascination, confidence, shelter

Fir: Time

Flax: Domestic symbol

Forget-me-not: True love, good memories

Forsythia: Anticipation

Freesia: Full of spirit, trust

Gardenia: Joy

Geranium: Comfort

Ginger: Pride

Gladioli: Sincerity, strength of character, flower of the gladiators

Gloxinia: Love at first sight

Heather (lavender): Admiration, solitude

Heather (white): Protection, wishes will come true

Holly: Defense, domestic happiness

Honeysuckle: Happiness

Hyacinth (general): Sincerity

Hyacinth (blue): Constancy

Hyacinth (purple): Sorrow

Hyacinth (red/pink): Play

Hyacinth (white): Loveliness

Hyacinth (yellow): Jealousy

Hydrangea: Perseverance

Iris: İnspiration

Ivy: Wedded love, fidelity, friendship, affection

Jasmine: Grace and elegance

Jonquil: Desire for affection returned

Larkspur: Beautiful spirit

Lavender: Distrust

Lily (calla): Regal beauty

Lily (day): Enthusiasm, emblem for mother (china)

Lily (Eucharis): Charms

Lily (tiger): Wealth, pride

Lily (white): Virginity, purity, majesty

Lily (yellow): I’m walking on air

Lily of the valley: Sweetness, return to happiness, humility

Magnolia: Nobility

Marigold: Jealousy

Monkshood: Beware, a deadly foe is near

Moss: Maternal love, charity

Myrtle: Love, emblem of marriage

Narcissus: Egotism

Nasturtium: Conquest, victory in battle

Oleander: Caution

Orange blossom: İnnocence, eternal love, marriage and fruitfulness

Orange mock: Deceit

Orchid (general): Love, beauty, refinement, symbol for many children (china)

Orchid (Cattleya): Mature charm

Palm leaves: Victory, success

Passion flower: Burning passion

Peony: Healing, happy life, happy marriage

Petunia: Resentment, anger

Pine: Hope, pity

Poppy (general): Eternal sleep, consolation, imagination

Poppy (red): Pleasure

Poppy (white): Consolation

Poppy (yellow): Wealth, success

Primrose: Longing

Primrose (evening): İnconstancy

Queen Anne’s lace: Delicate femininity

Ranunculus: Radiance

Rhododendron: Beware

Rose (bridal): Happiness, love

Rose (dark crimson): Mourning

Rose (Hibiscus): Delicate beauty

Rose (leaf): You may hope

Rose (pink): Friendship

Rose (red): Love, ı love you

Rose (tea): I’ll remember always

Rose (thornless): Love at first sight

Rose (white): İnnocence and purity

Rose (white and red mixed): Unity, flower emblem of england

Rose (yellow): Decrease of love, jealousy

Rosebud (general): Beauty and youth

Rosebud (moss): Confessions of love

Rosebud (red): Pure and lovely

Rosebud (white): Girlhood

Roses (bouquet of mature blooms): Gratitude

Roses (single full bloom): I love you, ı still love you

Smilax: Loveliness

Snapdragon: Presumption

Spider flower: Run away with me

Star of Bethlehem: Hope

Statice: Success

Stephanotis: Happiness in marriage, desire to travel

Stock: Bonds of affection, you’ll always be beautiful to me

Sunflower: Pride, sunshine, adoration

Sweetpea: Shyness, thank you for a lovely time

Tulip (general): Love, flower emblem of holland

Tulip (pink): Caring

Tulip (purple): Royalty

Tulip (red): Declaration of love

Tulip (variegated): Beautiful eyes

Tulip (white): Forgiveness

Tulip (yellow): Passionate longing

Violet (general): Modesty, faithfulness

Violet (blue): Watchfulness, faithfulness, ı’ll always be true

Violet (white): Adventure, risk taking

Viscaria: Celebration

Wisteria: Welcome, steadfast

Zinnia (magenta): Lasting affection, thoughts of friends

Zinnia (mixed): Thinking (or in memory) of an absent friend

Zinnia (scarlet): Constancy

Zinnia (white): Goodness

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DREAM MEANING AND SYMBOL

Dream Interpretation / Dream Dictionary / Dream Meanings Knowledge is power, so learn to understand the mysteries that are hidden in your dreams. Our dreams contain the messages we need to solve. Dreams come in many shapes and sizes, some vague, some detailed, some frightening, some inspiring. They all contain encoded messages aimed at improving your life. Once we uncover the mysterious symbols and images of our unconscious, we discover the secrets to a happier life. The dream interpretation world has its own language; a visual and symbolic language, filled with obscure clues and hidden meanings. Learn how to accurately decipher your dream experiences, using centuries-old folk wisdom.
Dreams really are, in the truest sense, a doorway: to greater self-awareness, knowledge, success, and the possibility of a rich, full life. Sounds great, but how do you open and walk through that door? You’ll see that there is an actual pathway, with clearly delineated steps, that can take you from wishful thinking about dreams to a reliable dream habit. You’ll find your previously mysterious, invisible inner life can be revealed on a regular basis to assist you in many useful ways. You’ll discover some specific benefits of an active dream life, familiarize yourself with the steps in the dream process, and fine tune your understanding of sleep and dream dynamics. This way, you can build motivation and enthusiasm, be aligned with the natural flow of dreams, and get out of your own way by becoming aware of what inhibits dreaming.
Symbols are the language of dreams, an intuitive shortcut your soul uses to talk to you. They convey a vast amount of encoded information that always pertains to your own process of living and evolving. Every symbol is somehow about you. In a typical dream scene composed of a group of symbols you can find clues to how you’re developing, what you want to create, how you need to heal, or how to make correct choices.
To truly understand what a symbol represents, you must feel into or merge into the symbol, pretend to be the thing, and speak from its point of view about what it knows. This way, you enter the direct experience of what it is to be a daisy, a polar bear, a set of lost keys, or a school bus. And the symbol comes alive. Once you become the symbol, it’s easier to see how the image is a part of you and your life process.
They have become the “interpreters supreme” when it comes to dreams.
It seems that most people remember their dreams. Not all, certainly, but the majority And, whether we realize it or not, dreams have a profound influence on our well-being. Scientists have proven that dreams are necessary; without them we would probably go insane! By examining our dreams, we are able to establish physical and mental needs to bring balance to our lives.
Modern science says that we spend between 25 percent and 50 percent of our sleeping time in the dream state. We have an average of six dream periods every night and each dream lasts anywhere up to forty minutes. Apparently if we didn’t have these dreams we would go crazy Most of them are from our unconscious mind, trying to get a message across to us for our own well-being. Who is to say they are wrong? That may be exactly what our unconscious mind is—proddings from the spirits.

The point is that if we are being given these messages for our own well-being, it would behoove us to try to understand them, to listen to the spirits.

The uncon¬scious, or the spirits, employ symbols with which we are familiar. They present the message using objects that per¬tain to our everyday life, the better that we may under¬stand what is being communicated. Sigmund Freud believed that the unconscious mind contains repressed material—wishes, thoughts, experi-ences—that the individual will not accept into the con¬scious mind. These things are therefore repressed and often disguised. Carl Jung called this repressed material the “Personal Unconscious.” He believed that there was also the “Collective Unconscious,” which contained elements from racial memories and experiences. Discover how to:

  • Recognize your dream cycles, Increase your ability to remember your dreams, Keep and use a dream diary, Notice your waking dreams, Uncover hidden messages in your dreams, Focus your dreams to solve problems or make decisions, Form a dream support group.

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DREAM MEANINGS

Dream interpretation requires vast knowledge, clear perception, and sensi­tivity. Such knowledge must be based on the fundamentals of one’s religion, inner spiritual values, moral and cultural traditions.

The beginner in this field must know that there are two types of dreams: one type that comes from God Almighty, and the second type comes from satan. What is good comes from God Almighty, which is a type of revelation that comes to a righteous person and carries either glad tidings, or warnings. Such dreams also cause one’s heart to reflect upon his actions and to beware of heedlessness.

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Islamic Dream Meanings

On the other hand, they could be a reprimand for an ignoble act one is pondering, or an act one may mistakenly thinks that it is the correct thing to do, or a new friendship that could lead him to hell-fire, or a clarification concerning his treatment of his family and friends and about his business dealings, or they may bring spiritual guidance, etcetera.

This is the type of dream which is referred to in God’s Prophet’s sayings: “Atrue dream representsone offorty-six branches of a prophecy.” Both religious and irreligious people may see a true dream that could come true.

The second type of dream connotes deception, cunningness, contriving, jealousy, or a scare, causes pain, depicts any type of eavesdropping, engaging in mundane conversa­tion, the call of one’s mind and desires, or imagination, or occur after eating a heavy late meal or even going to bed hungry, etcetera.

This type of dream comes from satan. God’s Prophet (uwbp) has said: ‘As time draws nearer to the con­clusion of this world,dreams will become confused.

The most true of dreams are those ofa truthful person. Thus, if one sees a dream that he dislikes, he should tell no one about it, and he should immediately leave his bed and perform his prayers.” He also said: “The best of ropes is steadfastness to one’s religious life.”

Interpreting dreams is a process of analyzing the nature of things and their opposing possibilities, connecting their roots, and assembling the fragments of one’s thoughts to better understand his or her real condition.

In a dream, one may see things that may connote equilibrium or the opposite, while his passive and inert participation urges him to examine the elements and to awaken his consciousness. Sometimes, the elements themselves may be opaque or unclear. In this case, if one recognizes a person in the dream, perhaps the name of that person, or his trade, or his look, or the meaningofthe individual letters of his name, or their combined numerological value, etcetera, mayprovide a clue to the meaning of one’s dream. The foundation of all Islamic knowledge is revelation contained in the Qur’aan and the Sunnah.

Since good dreams are also a form of revelation from Allaah, any legitimate attempt to interpret the symbolism of dreams should rely primarily on the symbolism found in the Qur’aan and Sunnah.

A dream interpreter must listen to the complete story, and its minute details. He also must investigate and find acceptable religious references for each element in the dream.

If the does not fully understand the dream, or if he is unable to find such references, then it is better for him to refrain from making up an interpretation.

In that case, he will be giving a religious ruling, though dreams relate to psychology. Indeed, it will be a sin to tell a false interpretation, while one will be rewarded if he remains silent when he does not know the answer. Imam Ibn Sirin was the most renowned master in this science, and he often refrained from interpreting someone’s dream. Perhaps, he would interpret only one out of every forty dreams when askedto do so. Of three out of four such dreams, he used to say: “I do not know the meaning of this dream.”

The dream interpreter must investigate the dream and establish its acceptable religious references.

It is related that Imam Ibn Sirin used to spend a good part of the day questioning the person about himself, his life, type of work, living condition, and surrounding circumstance, for a dream interpreter is not a prophet and cannot tell about the future.

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DREAM MYSTERIES

For Jung, life was a great mystery, something about which we know and understand very little. He never hesitated to say, ‘I don’t know,’ and always admitted when he had come to the end of his understanding. Since dreams reflect life, it is hardly surprising that dreams are just as intriguing, challenging and ultimately mysterious as life itself and some times just as difficult to understand.

If you have looked through this encyclopedia and are still having problems understanding what your dream meant, it might help before you go to sleep to ask your dreaming mind to make a confusing situation clearer for you or to present you with images or symbols that you can understand. When a dream seems important but you find it impossible to understand, ask yourself just before you go to sleep to be sent another which will give you further insight.

If you can relate the dream to a particular incident, problem or situation in your waking life but cannot understand the message, think about the incident before making your request. Some dreams reflect the worry associated with problems, showing that you are wasting your energy and could be putting it to better use. Even insoluble problems can be helped by a change of attitude—and that is how dreams can help.

Put your request as a direct command to your dreaming mind. In your thoughts, just before you go to sleep, state to yourself quite clearly what you want to know, and tell yourself that in the morning you will remember all that you have dreamed. To show you are sincere, you might want to put a notebook and pen by your bedside in readiness to write down the first thing that comes into your mind when you wake up—your dream. Sometimes it can take a few requests, depending on the link between your conscious and unconscious mind, but eventually your efforts will achieve results.

found out in waking life. Cheating and faking in dreams may also suggest feelings of inadequacy in waking life.

If you were performing a trick in your dream, try to remember if your audience was impressed or not, as this dream may suggest that you are trying to manipulate people in waking life.

If you were plotting or scheming or are a part of a group of people plotting in your dream, your unconscious is telling you that you are not being completely open and honest in your dealings with everyone in real life. Dreams of hiding or dreams in which you lock up your possessions or hide them away in a safe, strong box, under the floorboards in the attic may also represent some form of deception or fear that you are not facing up to. See also Surreal impossibility entry in SURREALISM AND FANTASY.... The Element Encyclopedia

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DREAM PROCESS AS COMPUTER

The brain is not a computer, but it has the power to compute.

The word computare is Latin, and comes from putare, to think. Neither is a computer any­thing like a human brain. But there are parallels. Christopher Evans, a psychologist, computer scientist and world authority on microprocessors, says the brain and computers are both information handling devices, taking impulses which in them­selves mean nothing, like sound waves, and processing them.

It is also his theory that both computers and the waking-brain function are taken off-line to re-program. Our behaviour re­sponses and information bases need bringing up to date with any new experience and information that is relevant. In the case of the computer, off-line means having modifications made to programs, in the human it means sleeping and dreaming, the dream being the powerful activity of review, sifting and reprogramming. Thirdly, the brain and computer use programs. In humans, a program means a learnt set of responses, values or activities, such as walking or talking, but including more subtle activities such as judging social or busi­ness situations.

If, as Christopher Evans believes, dreaming is partly a pe­riod of revising and updating responses, insights and skills, then by working with the process one can make it more effi­cient.

The background for this statement is that many people have recurring dreams which change very little. Looking at this from the programming’ view, the attempt to revise is thwarted. But individuals can free such ‘stuck’ dreams by us­ing dream processing.

Also, as some dreams are obviously a synthesis of experi­ence and information gathered over a lifetime, the dream pro­cess is much more than a computing function which sorts new information and updates.

It is also capable of creative leaps through synthesis and conjecture. J.B. Priestley’s dream of the birds (see religion and dreams) appears to be a mas­sive synthesis of things observed over a lifetime. It also depicts a brain function like computer simulation, which takes infor­mation and forms it into an expenmental view of possibilities arising from the thousands of millions of separate bits of gath­ered data. See ESP in dreams; creative and problem solving dreams. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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DREAM PROCESSING

Below are described simple techniques which make it possible to gain information quickly from dreams. They have been put as a series of questions.

What is the background to the dream? The most imponant aspects of your everyday life may have influenced the dream or feature in it. Briefly consider any aspects of your life which connect with what appears in the dream. Example: ‘1 have a plane to catch. I get to the plane but the suitcase is never big enough for my clothing which I have left behind. I am always anxious about stuff left behind. I wake still with the feeling of anxiety’ (Jane). When asked, Jane said plane flights had been a big feature of her life. She had moved home often, travelling to different pans of the world, leaving friends and loved ones behind.

What is the main action in the dream? There is often an over­all activity such as walking, looking, worrying, building some­thing, or trying to escape. Define what it is and consider if it is expressive of something you are doing in waking life. Activi­ties such as walking or building a house need to be seen as generalisations; walking can simply represent taking a direc­tion in life. When you have defined the action, look for fur­ther information under the other headings in this book, such as swimming or sitting.

What is your role in the dream? Are you a friend, lover, sol­dier, dictator, watcher or participant in the dream? Consider this in relationship with your everyday life, especially in con­nection with how the dream presents it. Where possible, look for the entry on the role in this book. See dreamer.

Are you active or passive in the dream? By passive is meant not taking the leading role, being only an observer, being directed by other people and events, If you are passive, consider if you live in a similar attitude in your life. See active/passive.

What do you feel in the dream? Define what is felt emotionally and physically. In the physical sense are you tired, cold, re­laxed or hungry? In the emotional sense do you feel sad, angry, lost, tender or frightened anywhere in the dream? This helps clarify what feeling area the dream is dealing with.

It is important also to define whether the feelings in the dream were satisfyingly expressed or whether held back.

If held back they need fuller expression. See emotions and mood.

Is there a because’ factor in the dream? In many dreams something happens, fails to happen, or appears . . . be­cause! For instance, trapped in a room you find a door to escape through. All is dark beyond and you do not go through the door ‘because’ you are frightened of the dark. In this case the ‘because’ factor is fear.

The dream also suggests you are trapped in an unsatisfying life through fear of opportunity or the unknown.

Am I meeting the things I fear in my dream? Because a dream is an entirely inward thing, we create it completely out of our own internal feelings, images, creativity, habits and insights. So even the monsters of our dream are a pan of ourself.

If we run from them it is only aspects of ourself we are avoiding. Through defining what feelings occur in the dream you may be able to clarify what it is you are avoiding. See nightmares; dream as spiritual guide.

What does the dream mean? We alone create the dream while asleep. Therefore, by looking at each symbol or aspect of the dream, we can discover from what feelings, thoughts or expe­rience, what drive or what insight we have created the drama of the dream. In a playful relaxed way, express whatever you think, feel, remember or fantasise when you hold each symbol in mind. Say or write it all, even the seemingly trivial or dan­gerous’ bits. It helps to act the pan of each thing if you can; for instance as a house you might describe yourself as ‘a bit old, but with open doors for family and friends to come in and out. I feel solid and dependable, but I sense there is something hidden in my cellar’. Such statements portray one­self graphically. Consider whatever information you gather as descriptive of your waking life. Try to summarise it, as this will aid the gaining of insight.

Try amplifying your dream You will need the help of one or two friends to use this method.

The basis is to take the role of each part of the dream, as described above. This may seem strange at first, but persist. Supposing your name is Julia and you dreamt you were carrying an umbrella, but failed to use it even though it was raining, you would talk in the first person present—I am an umbrella. Julia is carrying me but for some reason doesn’t use me.’ Having finished saying what you could about yourself, your friend(s) then ask you questions about yourself as the dream figure or object. These questions need to be simple and directly about the dream symbol. So they could ask Are you an old umbrella?’ Does Julia know she is canying you?’ ‘What is your function as an umbrella? ‘Are you big enough to shelter Julia and someone else?’ And so on.

The aim of the questions is to draw out information about the symbol being explored.

If it is a known person or object you are in the role of—your father for instance—the replies to the questions need to be answered from the point of view of what happened in the dream, rather than as in real life. Listen to what you are saying about yourself as the dream symbol, and when your questioneKs) has finished, review your statements to see if you can see how they refer to your life and yourself.

If you are asking the questions, even if you have ideas regarding the dream, do not attempt to interpret. Put your ideas into simple questions the dreamer can respond to. Maintain a sense of curiosity and attempt to understand, to make the dream plain in an everyday language sense. Lead the dreamer towards seeing what the dream means through the questions. When you have exhausted your questions ask the dreamer to summarise what they have gathered from their replies. See postures, movements and body language for an example of how to work with body movement to explore a dream meaning.

Can / alter the dream to find greater satisfaction? Imagine yourself in the dream and continue it as a fantasy or day­dream. Alter the dream in any way that satisfies. Experiment with it, play with it, until you find a fuller sense of self expres­sion.

It is very imponant to note whether any anger or hostil­ity is in the dream but not fully expressed.

If so, let yourself imagine a full expression of the anger. It may be that as this is practised more anger is openly expressed in subsequent dreams. This is healthy, allowing such feelings to be vented and redirected into satisfying ways, individually and socially. In doing this do not ignore any feelings of resistance, pleasure or anxiety. Satisfaction occurs only as we leam to acknowl­edge and integrate resistances and anxieties into what we ex­press. This is a very important step. It gradually changes those of our habits which trap us in lack of satisfaction, poor cre­ativity or inability to resolve problems.

Summary To summarise effectively gather the essence of what you have said about each symbol and the dream as a whole and express it in everyday language. Imagine you are explaining to someone who knows nothing about yourself or the dream. Bnng the dream out of its symbols into everyday comments about yourself.

A man dreamt about a grey, dull office. When he looked at what he said about the office he realised he was talking about the grey, unimaginative world he grew up in after the Second World War, and how it shaped him.

Further information on using these techniques can be found in Tony Crisp s work The Instant Dream Book, published by C.W. Daniel. See amplification; plot of dream; adventure of the dream world; dreamer; postures, movement and body language; settings; symbols and dreaming; word analysis of dreams; wordplay and puns. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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DREAM SOURCES

All e dream interpretations, Dreams contains over 50.000 indexed entries, 32 different sources the meaning of your dream.

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DREAM SYMBOLS

Dream Interpretation & an A to Z dictionary of symbols and their meanings helps you make sense of your dreams and harness them to increase your creativity, solve problems, find life purpose, and obtain accurate personal guidance. A to Z Dream Dictionary and Dream Interpretation will help you become an expert dream interpreter.
Dream symbolism communicates more accurately than a thousand words when the dreamer understands what the chosen dream symbols mean. One symbol can represent different ideas, concepts and things to every individual. Their divine secrets will release your concealed potential so that you can design the destiny you have always longed for. With in-depth, classic meanings and an empowering technique for personalized interpretation, our site is the most complete and balanced guide to understanding your dreams. As omens or insights, as alarms or a memory, for years people have been interpreting their dreams in different way, with whatever comforts them, but now we have science. Researchers have spent time in comprehending, studying, understanding them, for all dreams don’t really say the same story. It becomes fascinating and complicated when people from diff a rent cultural background, societies, past, present, living standards, problems, mental illness report same dreams. Features an alphabetized list of over 42.000 dream symbols and meaning with classic. This dictionary of Christian Dreams, China interpretation of dreams, India interpretation of dreams contains over 24700 indexed entries and this dictionary of islamic Dreams contains over 5300 indexed entries. Also, Psychological / emotional perspective, Material aspects and Gives gender – specific, interpret of dream. Dreamfairy.org the complete dream dictionary is the only interpretation site based on concrete data about real people's dreams and how the real events in their lives relate to their nighttime visions.
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  • Extraordinary color illustrations conjure up the mystical images of your dreams.
  • A dream that takes place on an island may indicate a need for personal space.
  • A dream of rabbits running in green grass is a good omen.
  • A ship in dock or on a calm sea may promise happiness in love. By deciphering the language of your dreams, you can achieve greater spiritual awareness and lasting happiness.

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DREAM TYPES

“I can never decide whether my dreams are a result of my thoughts, or my thoughts the result of my dreams. It is very queer. But my dreams make conclusions for me. They decide things finally. I dream a decision.”
D. H. Lawrence

Just as there are different types of music—classical, rock, jazz—there are different kinds of dreams. Although different types of dream can blend and merge, modern dream researchers tend to break dream types into the following categories:

AMPLIFYING DREAMS
These can exaggerate certain situations or life attitudes in order to point them out sharply for the dreamer. For example, someone who is very shy may dream that they have become invisible.

ANTICIPATING DREAMSThese are dreams that may alert us to possible outcomes in situations in our waking life; for example, passing or failing an exam.

CATHARTIC DREAMS
Such dreams evoke extremely emotional reactions, when the unconscious is urging us to relieve pent-up feelings we may feel unable to express in waking life. For example, you may find yourself bursting into tears on a packed commuter train in your dreams, or you might punch your irritating neighbor or tell your boss exactly what you think of him or her.

CONTRARY OR COMPENSATORY DREAMS
In these types of dreams, the unconscious places the dreaming self in a totally different situation to the one we find ourselves in waking life. For example, if your day has been filled with unhappiness and stress due to the death of a loved one or the end of a relationship, you may dream of yourself spending a carefree, happy day by the seaside. Your unconscious may also give you personality traits that you haven’t expressed in waking life. For example, if you hate being the center of attention you may dream about being a celebrity. Such dreams are thought to provide necessary balance and may also be suggesting to you that you try incorporating some of the characteristics that your dream underlined in your waking life.

DAILY PROCESSING DREAMS
Also known as factual dreams, daily processing dreams are dreams in which you go over and over things that happened during the day, especially those that were repetitive or forced you to concentrate for long periods; dreaming about a long journey or a tough work assignment, for example. These kinds of dreams don’t tend to be laden with meaning, and most dream theorists think of them as bits and pieces of information your brain is processing.

DREAMS OF CHILDHOOD
Dreaming about your childhood may reflect a childhood dynamic which hasn’t been worked out yet and requires a resolution.

FALSE AWAKENING
It is thought that many reported sightings of ghosts are caused by false awakening, which occurs when you are actually asleep but are convinced in your dream state that you are awake. This is the kind of vivid dream in which you wake up convinced that what happened in your dream really happened.

INCUBATED DREAMS
This is when you set your conscious mind on experiencing a particular kind of dream. For example, you may incubate a dream of a loved one by concentrating on visualizing your loved one’s face before you sleep, or you may ask for a dream to answer your problems immediately before going to sleep. The theory is that your unconscious responds to the suggestion.

INSPIRATIONAL DREAMS
Many great works of art, music, literature have allegedly been inspired by dreams, when the unconscious brings a creative idea to the fore. For example, English poet and artist William Blake said that his work was inspired by the visions in his dreams. One night in 1816, Mary Shelley, her husband and a group of friends were challenged to write a ghost story. That night Mary Shelley dreamed of a creature that would later become the monster created by Dr Frankenstein in her yet-to-be-written novel.

LUCID DREAMS
These occur when you become aware that you are dreaming when you are dreaming. It takes time and practice to stop yourself waking up, but it is possible to learn how to become a lucid dreamer and control the course of your dreams.

MUTUAL DREAMS
When two people dream the same dream. Such dreams can be spontaneous or incubated, when two people who are close decide on a dream location together and imagine themselves meeting up before going to sleep.

NIGHTMARES
Dreams that terrify us or cause distress in some way by waking us up before the situation has resolved. Nightmares occur during REM sleep and typically arise when a person is feeling anxious or helpless in waking life. Once the dreamer has recognized what is triggering this kind of dream, and worked through any unresolved fears and anxieties, nightmares tend to cease.

NIGHT TERRORS
These are similar to nightmares, but because they occur in deep sleep (stage four) we rarely remember what terrified us, although we may be left with a lingering feeling of unexplained dread.

OUT-OF-BODY EXPERIENCES
Also known as astral travel or projection, out-of-body experiences are thought to occur at times of physical and emotional trauma. Researchers tend to dismiss the idea but those that experience such dreams say that their mind, consciousness or spirit leaves their body and travels through time and space.

PAST-LIFE DREAMS
If you dream of being in a historical setting some believe this is evidence of past-life recall, although most dream theorists dismiss the existence of past-life or far-memory dreams, or genetic dreams when you assume the identity of an ancestor.

PHYSIOLOGICAL DREAMS
These dreams reflect the state of your body, so, for example, if you have an upset stomach, you may dream that you are being violently sick. These dreams may highlight the progress of serious physical conditions or in some cases predict the onset of them.

PRECOGNITIVE DREAMS
Most dream researchers dismiss these dreams but precognitive dreams are thought to predict real-life events of which the dreamer has no conscious awareness. These dreams tend to happen to people with psychic abilities. They are extremely rare but there have been many instances when people claim to have dreamt of things before they happened. For example, many people reported dreaming about 9/11 before it occurred. Other people tell of cancelling trains or flights because of a foreboding dream. There are also reports of people who dreamt the winning numbers of the lottery.

PROBLEM-SOLVING DREAMS
These occur when you have gone to bed mulling over a problem and found the answer in your dreams. This could be because your unconscious has already solved the dream and sleeping on it gives your unconscious a chance to express itself. Many famous inventions were allegedly prompted by a dream. For example, Scottish engineer and inventor of the steam engine James Watt (1736- 1819) dreamed of molten metal falling from the sky in the shape of balls. This dream gave him the idea for drop cooling and ball-bearings. The model of the atom, the M9 analogue computer, the isolation of insulin in the treatment of diabetes, and, as we have seen, the sewing machine, were also ideas that sprung from inspiration in dreams.

PSYCHOLOGICAL DREAMS
These are dreams that bring things we would rather not think about to our attention. They make us face an aspect of ourselves or our life that might be hindering our progress. They are often about our fears, anxieties, resentment, guilt and insecurities. For example, if you dream of yourself running around and around on the wheel of a cage unable to stop, this could suggest that in your waking life you are taking on too much and not giving yourself enough time to relax.

RECURRING DREAMS
Dreams that reoccur typically happen when the dreamer is worried about a situation that isn’t resolving itself in waking life. When the trigger in waking life is dealt with the dreams usually end. Recurring dreams can also occur when a person is suffering from some kind of phobia or trauma that has been repressed or not resolved. If this is the case the unconscious is urging the dreamer to consciously receive and acknowledge the issue and deal with it.

SEXUAL DREAMS
In dreams, sex can reflect the archetypal pattern which underlies the waking sex life or may represent a hoped-for reunion with another part of ourselves into a whole.

TELEPATHIC DREAMS
This is the kind of dream when someone you know appears in your dream in acute distress and you later learn that that person was experiencing a real-life crisis at the time, such as extreme unhappiness, an accident or even death. It is thought that telepathic dreams are a meeting of minds between two people who are close to each other emotionally.

VIGILANT DREAMS
These are processing dreams that involve your senses. For example, if your mobile rings or a picture falls to the ground while you are asleep, the sound may be incorporated into your dream but appear as something else, such as a police siren or a broken window. The smell of flowers in your room may also become a garden scene in your dreams.

WISH-FULFILLMENT DREAMS
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DREAM WITHIN A DREAM

There are levels of consciousness that exist in the dream state that you can wake up to and still be asleep. This happens in waking life as well, but is less noticeable, like when you suddenly realize you were not paying attention to something that was happening and you snap into awareness. When this happens in a dream, it is an indication that you are waking up to higher levels of your own conscious awareness.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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DREAM WITHIN DREAM

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DREAMER

Our current ‘self image’ is displayed by what we do in our dreams.

If we are the active and central character in our dreams, then we have a positive, confident image of our­self.

The role we place ourself in is also the one we feel at home with, or one which is habitual to us.

If we are con­stantly a victim in our dreams, we need to consider whether we are living such a role in everyday life. Dreams may help us look at our self image from a more detached viewpoint. We can look back on what we do in a dream more easily than we can on our everyday waking behaviour. This helps us under­stand our attitudes or stance, a very growth-promoting experi­ence.

It is important to understand the viewpoint of the other dream characters also; although they depict secondary views, they enlarge us through acquaintance. See identity and dreams.

What we ourself are doing in our dreams is an expression of how we see ourselves at the time of the dream, our stance or attitude to life, or what could be generalised as our self image. It typifies what aspects of our nature we identify with most strongly.

Example: My husband and I are at some sort of social club.

The people there are ex-workmates of mine and I am having a wonderful time and am very popular. My husband is enjoying my enjoyment’ (quoted from article by the author in She magazine).

The dreamer describes herself as ‘a mature 41- year old’.

The dream, and her description of it, sum up her image of herself in just a few words. She sees herself as attrac­tive, sociable, liked, happily married. She is probably good looking and healthy. But the dream carries on. She and her husband ‘are travelling down a country lane in an open horse drawn carriage.

It is very dark and is in the areas we used to live. We come to a hump-backed bridge, and as we amve at the brow of the bridge a voice says, “Fair lady, come to me.” My body is suddenly lying flat and starts to rise. I float and everything is black, warm and peaceful. Then great fear comes over me and I cry out my husband’s name over and over. I get colder and slip in and out of the blackness. I wake. Even with the light on I feel the presence of great evil. From a very positive sense of self, she has moved to a feeling which horri­fies her. How can such a confident, socially capable woman, one who has succeeded professionally as well as in her mar­riage, have such feelings? The answer probably lies in the statement of her age. At 41 she is facing the menopause and great physical change.

The image of herself she has lived with depended, or developed out of, having a firm sexually attrac­tive body, and being capable of having children. Losing what­ever it is that makes one sexually desirable must change the image others have of one, and that one has of oneself.

The hump of the bridge represents this peak of her life, from whence she will start to go downhill towards death, certainly towards retirement. So she is facing midlife crisis in which a new image of herself will need to be forged.

To define what self image is portrayed in your dreams, consider just what situation you have created for yourself in the dream, and what environment and people you are with. Example: I am a shy 16 year old and am worried about my dream. In it I am walking along the school’s main corridor. I try to cover myself with my hands as a few pei pie go by, not noticing me. Then a group of boys pass, pointing and laugh­ing at me—one boy I used to fancy.

A teacher then gives me clothes. They are too big but I wear them because I have nothing else’ (HM). Adolescence is a time of great change anyway, when a lot is developing as far as self image is con­cerned. Her nakedness shows how vulnerable she feels, and how she has a fear that other people must be able to see her developing sexuality and womanhood.

It is new to her and still embarrassing, particularly with boys she feels something for. She tries to cover up her feelings, and uses attitudes she has learnt from parents and teachers, but these are not suit­able. So we might summarise by saying that the situation she places herself in within the dream shows her present uncer­tainty and sense of needing clothes—attitudes or confidence —of her own. See identity in dreams; individuation. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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DREAMING OF ARMS, WEAPONS ETC.

Generally speaking, arms, firearms, ammunition and all other weapons-primitive or modern-symbolise power, strength, honour, superiority, vicotyr and grandeur for the persons who sees them in his dream.. He will acquire these according to his intellect and popularity. Any modifications and improvements in them denote added honour, power and strength.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DREAMING OF MEN, WOMEN AND ANIMALS

To see someone speaking to the observer or giving him something suggests that the observer4 will socialize or deal with him or someone who bears a similar name or resembles him.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DREAMING OF VESSELS, VASES, UTENSILS, MIRROR, SCISSORS ETC.

Vessels symbolise servants and lads while stove, hearths, grates, cauldrons, lamps, table-cloths etc. symbolise grief, sorrow and anxiety which will be felt by the head of the household if the Arabic masculine equivalent is used for any of the above words. But it it is used as a feminine such as qidr, qifah, maa’idah, musarrajah and qas’ah, then they symbolise a person’s wife.. As for the word sufrah though feminine, it symbolises the husband all the same.

(Qidr : Cauldron, Cooking Pot; Qifah : large basket; Maa’idah : table-cloth; Musrrajah : lamp; Qas’ah trough)

Whatever is made from copper or lead such as cups, saucers, plates, trays kettles etc. they all symbolise a person’s servants and lads.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DREAMING THE FUTURE

Just before his title fight in 1947, Sugar Ray Robinson dreamt he was in the ring with Doyle. ‘I hit him a few good punches and he was on his back, his blank eyes staring up at me.’ Doyle never moved and the crowd were shouting ‘He’s dead! He’s dead!’ He was so upset by the dream Robinson asked Adkins, his trainer and promoter, to call off the fight. Adkins told him ‘Dreams don’t come true.

If they did I’d be a millionaire.* In the eighth round Doyle went down from a left hook to the jaw. He never got up, and died the next day.

The problem is that many such dreams felt to be predictive never come true. Often dreamers want to believe they have precognitive dreams, perhaps to feel they will not be surprised by, and thereby anxious about, the future. When the baby son of Charles Lindbergh was kidnapped, and before it was known he was murdered, 1,300 people sent ‘precognitive’ dreams concerning his fate in response to newspaper head­lines. Only seven of these dreams included the three vital factors—that he was dead, naked and in a ditch.

Out of 8,000 dreams in his Registry for Prophetic Dreams,

Robert Nelson, who was sent dreams pnor to what was pre­dicted, has found only 48 which bear detailed and recognis­able connection with later events. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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DREAMING TOGETHER

Example:41 dreamt my sister was attacking me with a pair of scissors. She backed me against a wall and stabbed me. During the day after the dream my sister phoned me at work and said she’d had an awful dream in which she stabbed me with scissors’ (D).

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.

For example:

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

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DREAMING WITH CRYSTALS

Crystal enthusiasts believe that dreaming with crystals can not only enhance healing and transformation but can also enhance your dream state in many ways, depending on the type of crystal and how it is used. The results can be enlightening, enriching and therapeutic.

Below is a list of some of the crystals you might use. It is important to stress, however, that the following guidelines are based on conjecture and anecdotal experience only:

Love and romance

Rose quartz and jade are thought to be good crystals or stones for dreams in which love is the issue at hand. Place either crystal (or both) under your pillow. The energies of these stones are thought to encourage dreams that are loving and filled with positive vibrations.

Money and prosperity

Citrine is a powerful, healing quartz that is thought to be an excellent crystal for bringing about wealth in body, mind and spirit. Known as the merchant stone, it is believed to attract abundance in ways that fortify balance, whether that balance is sought in the home, the bank account, the body, mind or spirit.

Problem solving

Clear quartz is considered the best crystal for issues you need to work through while sleeping. Before you go to sleep, hold the quartz in your hand and spend a while meditating the issue on your mind, with the express request to solve your issue via your dreams. Then place the quartz under your pillow. You may find that when you awake you will be more focused, grounded and that the issue that was previously bothering you is now crystal clear.

Stress release and insomnia

Amethyst is thought to be an excellent stone for relieving you of the stress of the day. A relaxing crystal, it also helps with insomnia and headaches. Take a glove and place it over your left ‘receiving’ hand before retiring to bed. Slip a small amethyst crystal into the glove to increase your chances of good dream recall, a good night’s rest and stress release.... The Element Encyclopedia

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DREAMS

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DREAMS AND ANCIENT

Greece Antiphon, a Greek living in the fourth century bc. wrote the first known descriptive book of dreams. It was designed to be used for practical and profes­sional interpretations. He maintained that dreams are not cre­ated by supernatural powers but natural conditions. In the second century ad a similar book was written by Anemidorus, a Greek physician who lived in Rome. He claimed to have gathered his infonnation from ancient sources, possibly from the Egyptian dream book dating from the second millennium bc. He may have used works from the Assurbanipal library, later destroyed, which held one of the most complete collec­tions of dream literature. Anemidorus classified dreams into dreams, visions, oracles, fantasies and apparitions. He identi­fied two classes of dreams: the somnium, which forecast events; and the insomnium, which are concerned with present matters.

For the somnium dreams Anemidorus gave a dream dictionary.

For example, he said abyss meant an impending danger, a dream of warning, and to see a candle being lighted forecasts a binh, to exhibit a lighted candle augers content­ment and prosperity, a dimly burning candle shows sickness, sadness and delay. This last interpretation is taken from folk­lore of the times and, because dreams tend to use commonly used verbal images, was probably true. He maintained that a person’s name—that is their identity, and the family, national and social background from which they arose—has a bearing on what their dream means.

Plato (429-347 bc) said that even good men dream of un­controlled and violent actions, including sexual aggression. These actions are not committed by good men while awake, but criminals act them out without guilt. Democritus said that dreams are not products of an ethereal soul, but of visual impressions which influence our imagination. Aristotle (383— 322 bc) stated that dreams can predict future events. Earlier Hippocrates, the ‘father of medicine’, discovered that dreams can reveal the onset of organic illness. Such dreams, he said, can be seen as illogically representing external reality.

Hippocrates was born on the island of Kos. On the island was the famous temple dedicated to Aesculapius, the god of medicine. There were about 300 such temples in Greece alone, dedicated to healing through the use of dreams. Hip­pocrates was an Aesculapian, and learnt his form of dream interpretation from them. In such temples the patient would ritually have to cleanse themselves by washing, and abstain from sex, alcohol and even food. They would then be led into what was sometimes a subterranean room with harmless snakes in—these were the symbol of the god. In the morning the patients were asked their dream, and it was expected they would dream an answer to their illness or problem. There are many attestations to the efficacy of this technique from pa­tients. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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DREAMS AND SELF-KNOWLEDGE

Dreams help you see yourself as you are: your true inner beauty, your potential, where you are both missing and getting the point of lessons you are working on. Nothing is more important than to know yourself. This makes all things on all planes in all realities easy. My channel has explained, "You do not have to suffer to grow. This is not what God intended, not His concept at all. It should be delightful to learn to know yourself. You are all going to make mistakes, and some things will seem awkward and uncomfortable at first. But if you can go out as children with eagerness and curiosity for learning, you will begin to understand what a wonderful adventure living really is. "Nothing is unchangeable. When you dream of a particular problem or situation in your life, remember it is given to you in order that you may creatively resolve and move beyond it. "The most difficult program to break is viewing change as something frightening, difficult, painful, or a lot of hard work. If you want to make life hard on yourself, this is your choice. God is patient. There is an eternity to learn that living is joyous and effortless. You create your life daily. You can choose to change it at any time. When you tire of running from lessons, you can make joyful progress very quickly. "The key thing is to have the eyes to see and the ears to hear. Some people have this when they incarnate, others take longer to develop it. This is the ability to sort out truths from all teachings, experiences and people around you. Lessons are being presented to you constantly, whether through your own or someone else's life. You can learn a great deal by watching other people interacting with one another. Watch and observe, but do not judge. This is the key with both self and others."... Dreampedia

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DREAMS AND THE GRIEVING PROCESS

Dreams that focus on the early stages of mourning after the loss of a loved one are often dreams in which the dead person is still alive and well, and continuing to participate in your life. You may, for example, dream of having breakfast with them or taking a walk in the park, just the same as you did when they were alive. The reason for this is that your dreaming mind has not yet accepted the person’s absence from your life. This is a natural and healthy type of dream to have in the first phase of mourning as it allows your dreaming mind to escape the pain of reality. Some dream analysts describe such dreams not as denial, but as a catalogue of all the memories the survivor has of that person.

You may well find that feelings of hostility or anger feature in these dreams because, along with deep feelings of sadness, there are also feelings of fury that the person you cared about has left you. You may have dreams that express how guilty you feel; for example, you may dream that you are once again tending your sick relative but your attention is focused elsewhere and you can’t make them feel comfortable; similarly, you may dream that you become sick yourself or try to prevent the death happening.

At some point, however, your dreams will begin to reflect the grief and awareness that your loved one has died. Perhaps you dream you are at a restaurant and suddenly realize you need to eat alone because your partner isn’t delayed. Such dreams are often characterized by deep sadness and tears, and it is quite normal to feel depressed after having one of these. You may find yourself revisiting earlier stages of your grief again at this time, and it is very common for dead people to come into dreams to let us know it is time to stop mourning. Even if your spiritual beliefs lead you to believe that the person who has died is still with you, you still need to go through the grieving and healing process, acknowledging all the good and bad feelings you had about this person and what their death means to you. Dreams can help you with this process and experts believe it typically takes around two years to fully pass through all the stages of grief.

But what if you are still having vivid and emotional dreams of a departed loved one ten years after their death? It’s possible that you are still holding onto feelings of love and anger. Perhaps you are stuck with your grief or are simply unable to process it. For example, you may dream that a loved one keeps turning up and shouting at you.

If you have always been taught that showing emotion is a sign of weakness, then such a harmful and narrow stereotype is interfering with the natural processes of grief. Your dreaming mind will therefore highlight the issues that are stopping you completing the grieving process and moving forward with your life.

If you find yourself unable to resolve ‘unfinished business’ and move beyond feeling stuck in the grief process, consulting a therapist could be helpful.

Bear in mind that that for which you mourn may not be solely your family, friends and pets. You grieve for what you have lost and your dreams may express your sense of loss concerning important objects, such as a home; important relationships, such as the end of a marriage; important projects, such as losing a job you loved; important dreams for the future, such as the loss of a baby due to a failed IVF attempt or miscarriage; and important feelings, such as the loss of trust if you have been the victim of a violent crime. Make note of whom or what you are mourning and try to ascertain which stage of grief you are in. Do your dreams reflect this and do they give you a suggestion for how far you might begin to accept the loss?... The Element Encyclopedia

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DREAMS DON’T COME TRUE, DO THEY?

You may have dreams that appear to predict the future. Whilst many of these dreams can be easily explained, there are a few that seem impossible to explain and which might therefore be genuinely supernatural. During some periods of its history, the Christian Church regarded dreams as a way in which God showed his chosen people the future: St Augustine, for example, ‘saw’ his conversion in a dream ten years before it took place. The Bible itself is packed with predictive dreams and, as late as the sixteenth century, bishops would take careful note of their dreams to predict events.

Although there is some evidence that dreams may be able to reveal the future or events, they are perhaps best explained by anticipating what is likely to happen. For example, many dreams predicted the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. However, it must be remembered that President Kennedy was one of the world’s most well-known men and presidents are always vulnerable to assassination. Such dreams, as Jung put it, ‘are not more prophetic than a medical diagnosis or weather forecast. They are merely an anticipatory combination of possibilities which may coincide with the actual behavior of things but need not necessarily agree on every detail.’ Dreams of personal disaster are usually a common cause for concern; for example, a plane crash or car crash. However, such dreams are typically born out of apprehension.

Even though there is no scientific evidence that dreams can reveal the future, some dreams do seem to be genuine predictions. Just before his title fight in 1947, Sugar Ray Robinson dreamt he was in the ring with Jimmy Doyle. ‘I hit him a few good punches and he was on his back, his bland eyes staring up at me. Doyle never moved and the crowd was shouting, “He’s dead! He’s dead!”’ Robinson was so upset by the dream he asked Adkins, his trainer and promoter, to call off the fight. Adkins told him: ‘Dreams don’t come true.

If they did, I’d be a millionaire.’ In the eighth round, Doyle went down from a hook to the jaw. He never got up and was dead the next day.

If you are interested in this aspect of dreaming—whether you yourself have had predictive dreams or simply want to study the subject—it is vital to keep a detailed diary of your dreams.

If you do have a dream that seems to predict a serious event or important event, such as an explosion or a tornado, make a note, have it dated and witnessed, seal it in an envelope and send it to a reputable institution such as your bank with instructions to date it on arrival. See also Precognitive dreams entry in DISASTERS.... The Element Encyclopedia

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DREAMS IN ARABIC CULTURE

Dreams have many meanings in Arabic culture. According to some, sleep is a preoccupation of the soul, which detaches itself from external things and experiences events taking place in its interior. During sleep the interior self “absorbs” the five senses, which then cease to perceive and turn back to the mind. According to other views, the soul can perceive the form of things by the senses and by thought, independently of their objective reality. Thought does not fall asleep when the faculty of perceiving sleeps, and during the night images continue to exist as if they could be sensed. Their form is outlined in the soul, and they are presented to the mind of the dreamer in the same way as in the waking state.

It is believed that the soul, when it is freed from the physical limits of the body, can float at ease over everything that it desires to possess, whereas in the waking state it cannot. When dreamers awaken, they still preserve the memory of these fantastic pictures. If the dreamer has a blemished soul, the dreamer is continually deluded by dreams, whereas the dreamer is unde- ceived when the soul is pure.

Traditional Arab belief also holds that dreams are generated by the fundamental humors of the human body, and that individuals dream accord- ing to their temperaments. Certain Arabs com- pletely separate the faculty of perception from the visible body and believe that individuals, when asleep, can leave their bodies and contem- plate the world with a lucidity proportional to their purity, a notion supported by various verses of the Qur’an. ... The Dream Encyclopedia

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DREAMS THAT FORETELL ACCIDENTS

A number of well-recorded dreams have appeared to foretell accidents and some researchers believe that accidents in dreams are a warning. Research, however, does not support the idea that dreams predict impending disaster. See also DISASTERS.

The story of the SS Titanic is well known. On 14 April 1912, the Titanic struck an iceberg and sunk in the North Atlantic, carrying with her more than 1500 lives. The lack of sufficient lifeboats has often been blamed as the leading cause of fatalities; experts will tell you, however, that there were hundreds of causes leading to the accident, including everything from faulty construction of watertight compartments to a failure to pay attention to numerous warnings of icebergs in the area. What is important here, however, is the huge number of accident dreams that foretold this disaster.

Immediately after the Titanic sank in the North Atlantic, there were at least two dozen reports of people who cancelled their trip because of precognitive dreams they had about the sinking. No one knows how many had the same warning and ignored it, going to a death they could have avoided. There is one businessman that had the same precognitive dream of the Titanic sinking three times and chose to ignore the warning. He still intended to make the trip, until a sudden turn in business forced him to cancel.... The Element Encyclopedia

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DREAMWORKS

To dream of Steven Spielberg or of his motion picture production company is about opening your creativity to the skies and beyond. You are beginning an out of the box creative exploration, realizing that your fantasy life could translate into a profitable career.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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DREGS

A dream of poverty, failure and loss (Gypsy). ... The Fabric of Dream

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DRENCHED

An unfortunate dream, presaging danger of fever for you or someone near to you.... Mystic Dream Book

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DRESS

A dress implies submission; research details, such as design, length, color, fabric, etc.... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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DRESS

1. Social pleasure, fortunate love life and financial success (to have many dresses or a beautiful dress).

2. Symbol of feminine self, self-perception (note color and style of dress).

3. Possible guilt, a desire to present oneself as innocent and pure (to wear a white dress). ... New American Dream Dictionary

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Femininity; exteriorisation of feelings. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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DRESS

Putting on a pretty dress may point to a woman’s concerns about looking feminine and expressing feminine qualities. It may point to your concerns about looking pretty enough. Wearing a tight dress may make the statement that you are feeling cramped by the world’s expectations that you look a certain way.

A long dress may suggest you lack sex appeal.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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A woman who dreams of wearing a new and pretty dress will realize her social ambitions.... The Complete Dream Book

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Vision: Looking at or wearing a beautiful dress: you are living comfortably, enjoying good fortune and popularity.

If the dress is too short: you are lacking confidence or feeling inferior. Taking a dress off: don’t be so trusting—keep some things to yourself. Wearing a white dress: people like you.

A red dress is a sign of arrogance.

A yellow dress stands for deception or intrigue.

A green dress means that hopes will come true.

A black dress brings sadness and grief. Tearing up a dress: you are overreacting in a certain matter. Wearing a dim’ dress: your business is not doing well, and your behavior toward others leaves a lot to be desired. Washing a dress or bringing it to the cleaner: start being more financially responsible—immediately.

Depth Psychology: Dreams about dresses show how you present yourself or how you want the world to see you. Expensive dresses are a sign that you want better social conditions. They will bring good luck and success. Cheap dresses are a warning to be more careful with your money. See Clothes, Shirt, Pants, and the chapter “Colors in Dreams.”... Dreamers Dictionary

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DRESS

It is always a good sign if you are concerned about your clothes in a dream. You will succeed in your plans.... Mystic Dream Book

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DRESS

The type of dress you wear in your dream reflects your -image and/or the image you want other’s to have of you.

If you dream of wearing a dress, then you are outwardly wanting to express your femininity, vulnerability, softness, and sensuality. See Clothes, Costume and Uniform.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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DRESS

To dream of having or buying an attractive new dress foretells good fortune in a social situation. This dream also symbolizes that you are embracing your femininity.

To dream that you are wearing a white dress, suggests that you want to appear pure and angelic toward others.

If you see or wear a prom/formal dress in your dream, you are good at using your female intuition to guide you.... My Dream Interpretation

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DRESS

To dream of having or seeing an attractive new dress augurs some imminent social satisfaction.

An embroidered dress signifies casual sexual pleasures.

See also Clothes and Colors.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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DRESS

The dress is the staple article of clothing for women and as such is a symbol of feminine qualities such as creativity, receptivity, nurturance, and patience.

If you are wearing a dress in your dream or there is a dress present, you may be considering what it would be like to try on these qualities.

The design of the dress offers distinctions about how these principles are being worn by you in life.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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DRESS (WHITE)

To dream of a woman in a white dress or, if a woman, to dream of wearing a white dress, portends that you will be accused of some malicious gossip but will be proven innocent.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

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DRESS / CLOTHING

An image of poverty. Symbolizes the role the dreamer plays in the world and how he presents himself—”clothing makes the man.” The type of clothing refers to the social standing of the dreamer, either the one he occupies or the one he would like to occupy. According to Freud, it points to nakedness, which is hidden under the clothing.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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DRESS / SKIRT / TROUSERS

Many women wear trousers or jeans today, and so a dream that either men or women have featuring a dress or skirt may suggest a desire for both sexes to express their feminine side. It could also be a symbol of the mother and the security of her nurture. The colors and length of the skirt will say a lot about what is being done with sexuality in a social sense. A woman wearing trousers may—in line with the idiom ‘wear the trousers’—express a fear of being dominated by a woman. In general, trousers in a dream suggest masculinity, whilst jeans suggest socialized sexuality.

If you are wearing shorts, you may be outgrowing former pleasures and need to look to new experiences for your entertainment. On the other hand you may just be longing for the carefree days of holiday summer sun.... The Element Encyclopedia

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DRESS, ARTICLES OF

Chain: A chain belt, or similar anicle of dress, denotes union.

Embroidery: Love that could grow to something wonderful.

Fan: Pride, touched with vanity

Feathers: White: a great sense of humor. Black: a pessimistic attitude. Also see Feather.

Garter: A symbol of rank and recognition. You will be promoted, but this will place you in a more vulnerable position. You will have to be much more careful in considering the consequences of your words and actions.

Gauze: Affected modesty

Gloves: Pleasure to come that will be all too brief.

Hat: A new hat is the sign of a surprise.

A hat that is too big is a sign of ostentation.

A hat too small shows that you are overly modest.

Linen: Fortune; abundance.

Muff: Ostentation. You too often do things on a whim.

Needles: Disappointment in love.

Pearls: Tears.

Pins: Contradiction.

Ribbons: Change of employment.

Sash: To be wearing a sash means that you will be singled out for some sort of recognition, but that it will cause jealousy among your friends.

Satin / Silk: Financial gain.

Shoes: See Boots.

Veil: You have something to hide.

Velvet: To dream of black velvet is a portent of a coming death. Purple velvet signifies glory and luxury to come. Red velvet is a dangerous affair that could lead to scandal. Blue velvet is a need for a vacation. Green velvet is a sign of unexpected wealth.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

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DRESS, WHITE

Cleansing what you show to others.... Expansions Dream Dictionary

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DRESSER

(See Dressing room)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DRESSER

As the place where you usually store underwear, it may reveal hidden underlying beliefs that need to be explored.

A dresser may have secret compartments where you may retrieve objects relating to childhood memories.

If stuffed too full, it can suggest a need to throw out some old beliefs about yourself.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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DRESSER DRAWERS

See Drawer.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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DRESSING

To think you are having trouble in dressing, while dreaming, means some evil persons will worry and detain you from places of amusement.

If you can’t get dressed in time for a train, you will have many annoyances through the carelessness of others. You should depend on your own efforts as far as possible, after these dreams, if you would secure contentment and full success. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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DRESSING

1. Difficulties ahead, often social (dressing badly or inap­propriately).

2. Severe preoccupation, usually with a hurtful person or situation (to have difficulty). ... New American Dream Dictionary

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DRESSING

To dream that you are having trouble getting dressed suggests that a malicious individual will take up your time and attention so much so that you will be unable to enjoy the better aspects of life.

To dream that you are wearing white indicates that you will have a long life with abundant health and happiness.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

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DRESSING

If you dream that you are having trouble getting dressed, some evil person will preoccupy your mind to the point where you are not able to enjoy your daily life and its pleasure.... My Dream Interpretation

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DRESSING (CLOTHES)

Dreams of getting dressed symbolize that you are suiting up and showing up in life, preparing to present yourself in a way that represents the image you show to the world. You are covering up your nakedness and authenticity with a socially acceptable exterior.

The clothes you chose to wear are significant and say a lot about how you want the world/your peers to see you.

If you dream of getting “dressed up”, then you are preparing yourself energetically to make an impression. This dream may be a symbol that good news is forthcoming and will be worth celebrating. See Clothes.

If you dream of dressing for a salad, see Salad Dressing.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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DRESSING IN OTHER PEOPLE’S CLOTHES

Clothes are the protective layer that keeps you warm, but they are also a way to express your personality or hide imperfections. In dreams, what you wear is often a symbol of your self-image or inner self, and if you dress in clothes that obviously belong to other people, this is a clear sign that you have problems accepting yourself as you truly are. It can, on the other hand, suggest admiration for the person whose clothes you are wearing.

For Jungians, wearing clothes of the opposite sex may signal the dreamer’s need to express the anima (female aspects of the male nature) or the animus (male aspects of the female nature). For Freudians, a child dressing up in adult clothes, particularly if the clothes are those of the opposite sex, may suggest childhood rivalry with one parent for the affections of the opposite sex parent.

If you are simply changing outfit in your dream, this may suggest altering your mode of behavior, role or mood.

If you astonish yourself by shopping for, buying and wearing unusual clothes in your dream that you would never normally wear in waking life, then your unconscious may have been suggesting that you have become too set in your ways and outlook, and that it is time to open your mind up to new opinions. Is it time for you to break out of your rut and for other people to sit up and notice you?

On the other hand if you dress casually in waking life and dream of wearing a business suit, your unconscious may be urging you to adopt a more business- like approach.

If you were surprised by the color of the clothes in your dream— either your own or those belonging to someone else—then see if that color has significance for you (see COLORS).

If you find yourself dressed in expensive designer clothes you couldn’t normally afford, this may also be simple wish- fulfillment, especially if you are fashion conscious.... The Element Encyclopedia

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DRESSING ROOM

(Dresser; Fitting room; Wardrobe) A dressing room means what a comb represents in a dream.

A dressing room in a dream also represents a husband for a single girl, or a chaste and a hard-working wife for a single man.

(Also see Comb; Wardrobe)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DRESSING ROOM

To dream about a dressing room suggests that you are going through a transition period in your life.

If you dreamed of putting on a new outfit in one, good luck is ahead for you. However, if you dreamed of getting/being undressed in one, or being trapped in one, you will have setbacks and may not get everything you want.... My Dream Interpretation

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DRESSING ROOM

The dressing room is essentially about preparation for some heightened form of expression. Look to where in your life you are gearing up to be expressive in a particular way. Additionally, you may be hesitating to take risks around putting yourself out there by staying too long in the dressing room.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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DRESSING UP / STYLING YOURSELF

Makeup usually symbolizes falsehood in human relations. Consequently, when the characters of our dreams groom themselves, these images are related to cheating and lying.

The same happens when you use makeup yourself. Distorting your image can prevent you, momentarily, from seeing your own shortcomings. But sooner or later the mask will disappear and your disguise will not hide the truth any longer. ... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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DREW

Wise, esteemed one... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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DRIBBLE

Not fully applying one’s self; see “game”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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DRIED FRUITS

Fresh fruits in a dream denote money that does not last, while dried fruits represent money that will last.

(Also see Fruits)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DRIFT

The sensation of drifting experienced in your dream is reminding you that your problems won’t disappear if you ignore them, so you’d better get down to some positive action to sort them out... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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DRIFT-WOOD

Evidence of dead works that have taken on the character of a drifter without roots or direction... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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DRIFTER

Unstable, without roots; may be substituted for one of like character... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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DRIFTING BALLOON KITE PARACHUTE

An awareness of drifting through the air in your dream may signal a similar lack of direction in waking life, but if you found yourself drifting towards dark clouds, could this be a warning that you are about to hit a potentially dangerous situation? Or were you terrified that you would plunge to earth in your dream? If you were, your unconscious may be reflecting your fear of losing control in waking life.

If a parachute suddenly appeared to help you land safely, perhaps you need to lower your aspirations, thereby escaping from an exciting but ultimately perilous situation.

If you find yourself flying in a hot-air balloon in your dream, do you long to rise above or overcome problems that are tying down your waking life?

Although you may have no sense of direction, flying in a hot-air balloon does allow you to take an overview of the situation, rather than letting your vision become bogged down with petty details.

If you dreamed that you clutched a balloon, let it go and watched it drift skyward wondering where it will go, your unconscious may be commenting on your own lack of direction or focus. On the other hand it may simply imply your desire to coast for a while through life. A dream of flying a kite may suggest that, although your feet are on the ground, you are starting to control your aspirations and direct them to a higher place.

If the kite disappeared from view or snapped from its string, then this may suggest that you have been overambitious and that your vision has lost touch with reality.... The Element Encyclopedia

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DRILL

Mental drilling... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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DRILL

1. A change of path is in the offing; a new direction opens up.

2. Some activities are not fruitful. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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DRILL

(Auger; Borer; Gimlet; Wimble) In a dream, a drill represents a devious and a fierce person. In a dream, a drill also means satisfying one’s desire or needs, or it could mean using someone’s help to reach one’s goal, or perhaps it could mean travelling unwillingly.

A drill in a dream also represents drilling a well, or it could represent a prurient, lascivious and a lustful man. In a dream, a drill also represents the male of any large quadruped or a filly.

(Also see Drilling)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DRILL

Working through the emotions and fears which resist our insight; sex when there is little feeling contact or there are fears preventing intimacy. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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DRILL

Dreams of a drill symbolize that you are intent on getting your point across and making an impression. Perhaps you are questioning and drilling someone for answers, being overly forceful.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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DRILL

To see a drill in your dream, indicates that you are headed toward a new direction in life. You are opening yourself up to new experiences and insights.... My Dream Interpretation

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DRILL

The use of any kind of mechanical drill is a sort of dream of contrary in that the harder the drill was working in your dream the more urgent is its warning to you to stop frittering away your time and energy in meaningless activities.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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DRILL

To break through for opening to new insights and direction.... The Dream Books Symbols

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DRILLING

Putting holes into pearls to string them in a dream means fulfillment of one’s goals, easingof one’s passage, or facilitating one’s marriage.

(Also see Drill)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DRINK

Determines one’s portion in life; research the type of drink and container... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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DRINK

(Beverage) Drinking an unknown sweet drink or a glass of a cold and fresh water in a dream means guidance, knowledge, having good taste, and the diligence of the people of the path. Drinking a glass of cold sweet water in the early morning in a dream means lawful earnings and profits for everyone, except for someone who is used to drinking hot boiled water which means sickness, stress, depression and a scare from evil spirits. Any yellow colored drink in a dream means sickness. Drinking an infusion of a violet flower in a dream means recovering from an illness, or avoiding certain food in one’s diet.

If one is unwillingly drinking a bitter medicinal syrup in a dream, it means that he might suffer a light illness.

If he drinks apple juice or honey or myrtle drink or any other delicious drink in a dream, it means happiness for a rich person and bad news for a poor person. Drinkinga glass of apple juice in a dream means benefits drawn from a servant or an employee, a service offered by a powerful person, or it could mean a stressful life.

If one drinks something to cure an illness in a dream, it means recovering from that illness if it exists. Otherwise, it means that he might suffer from such an illness and take such a drink as a cure. Any constipating drink in a dream means stinginess, while taking a laxative in a dream means generosity.

A headache reliever or a pain killer means kindness or diplomacy and the same goes for any drink that cleanses the kidney. Beside that, drinks denote architecture, religious studies, addressing matters promptly or hiding secrets. Colorful drinks in a dream represent happiness, joy, festivities, celebrations and correcting one’s behavior. Fruit drinks in a dream may denote the fruit itself. Drinking rose water in a dream means lack of trust in someone’s promises. Drinking an unknown but fragrant drink in a dream means strengthening one’s certitude, loyalty or fulfilling one’s vow. Drinking a smelly or a spoiled drink and particularly in a golden cup or a silver cup in a dream means denying the true source of favors or becoming an apostate.

If one sees a deceased person handing him a sweet and a fragrant drink in a dream, it means guidance or admonition and it could mean that the deceased person dwells in paradise. Drinking with a regular cup in a dream represents the last drink. Drinking an unknown drink in a dream also represents the drink of the righteous and elect among God’s creation.

(Also see Cold water)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DRINK

To absorb or take something subtle into oneself. This may be taking in feelings such as pleasure; absorbing a mood; drinking in’ our surroundings. When connected with thirst: suggests needs or longings being met.

If in company with someone of the opposite sex, or a group: taking in the plea­sure or otherwise of the relationship or group. Sometimes connected with childhood emotional need See alcohol. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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DRINK

Images of a drink usually appear when the dreamer is actually thirsty. It can also relate to taking pleasure in love What did you drink?

See Thirst, Cup, Glass, Water, Wine, Tears.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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DRINK

1- To be drinking in a dream is to be absorbing or taking something in. What we are drinking is also important, e.g. fruit juice would indicate we are aware of the need for cleansing and purity.

The colour of what is being drunk is also important (see Alcohol and Colours).

2- Drinking in a dream may indicate our need for comfort and sustenance. As a basic requirement for life, drinking symbolises the interplay between the inner need to sustain life and external availability of nourishment.

3- Spiritually there is a belief that the drinking of wine is, or symbolises, the imbibing of Divine life and power.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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DRINK

To drink warm water is bad; to drink muddy water is very bad; to drink clear water is a good sign; to drink thick wine is very good; to drink white wine signifies health; to drink milk is an exceedingly good sign; to drink vinegar signifies discomfort.... The Complete Dream Book

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DRINK

If you dream that you are thirsty and cannot find water, it shows misfortune.

If the water is dirty or muddy, it is a bad sign, as also if it is warm or hot. But to Drink clear fresh water is a very good sign.

It is also fortunate to Drink milk. See MILK, WINE.... Mystic Dream Book

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DRINK

Drinking in a dream indicates that you are thirsting for connection, mental stimulation, or a spiritual connection.

If the drink is satisfying, then you are content with the answers, energy, and substance you are receiving.

If the drink did not satisfy your thirst, then you are still on a quest to find the answers or energy you need to quench your thirst.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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DRINK

Spiritually there is a belief that the drinking of wine is, or symbolizes, the imbibing of divine life and power.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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DRINK

Psychological / emotional perspective: Drinking, not necessarily of wine, in a dream may indicate our need for comfort and sustenance. Drinking – the taking in of liquid – symbolizes the interplay between the inner need to sustain life and external availability of nourishment. It also suggests our requirement for emotions that flow rather than getting stuck.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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DRINK

Material aspects: To be drinking in a dream is to be absorbing or taking something in. What we are drinking is also important, e.G. Fruit juice would indicate we are aware of the need for cleansing and purity.

The colour of what is being drunk is also important.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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DRINK

To dream that you are drinking water, represents spiritual refreshment. You will find fulfillment and peace by looking within yourself and your past.

To dream that you are drinking alcohol, denotes that you are seeking either pleasure or escape.

To dream of drinking alcohol in excess, signifies feelings of insecurity and regrets. You worry that people will discover who you really are.... My Dream Interpretation

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DRINK

The significance depends on what the drink is and its condition.

Water which is cloudy, dirty, warm, or hot predicts loss of money and/or status due to unfortunate circumstances; but a drink of clear cool or cold water is a very fortunate omen for anyone but particularly for students or those in academic life, as for such it augurs honor and achievement through knowledge.

To drink milk is also a happy omen of coming success.

Fizzy soft drinks such as Coca-Cola, etc.

signify exciting happenings ahead, and any very sweet, syrupy drink predicts a passionate love affair.

However, drinking from a bottle indicates an unsatisfactory romantic experience.

See also Wine, Brandy, Colors, Bar, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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DRINK / DRINKING

If you are drinking usually this will mean your unconscious is offering you something which, if accepted, will improve the quality of your life.

If you do not, in the dream, accept the drink, make sure you do on the next occasion; or relive the dream, only this time taking the drink and swallowing it. In this way you may come to identify what it is that is being offered.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

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DRINKING

For a woman to dream of hilarious drinking, denotes that she is engaging in affairs which may work to her discredit, though she may now find much pleasure in the same.

If she dreams that she fails to drink clear water, though she uses her best efforts to do so, she will fail to enjoy some pleasure that is insinuatingly offered her. See Water. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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DRINKING

1. A spiritual or intellectual “thirst.” 2. Misfortune (to drink bad or dirty water).

3. Beware of accidents caused by carelessness or alcoholic drinking (to drink liquor).

4. Celebra­tions in the offing (social alcoholic drinking).

5. Possible alco­holism, loss of reputation (drinking too much alcohol). ... New American Dream Dictionary

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DRINKING

Drinking hot water from the boiler in a dream means sickness, stress, depression and a scare from evil spirits.

If one sees himself drinking cold refreshing water from the regular water tab in a dream, it means comfort and joy.

(Also see Cup; Drink; Mug)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DRINKING

For a person to dream of drinking water, lemonade, gingerale, or another soft drink while others are indulging in hard liquor is a sign that his or her personality will be of great advantage.... The Complete Dream Book

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DRINKING

Vision: Drinking from a Spring: your health will improve. Drinking Wine means pleasant hours with good people. Drinking .Alcohol: you have a tendency for self-delusion and running away from reality. You want to find courage in the bottle but achieve the opposite. Drinking Milk: enjoy life in a healthy and simple way.

Depth Psychology: You have a severe craving! Is it desire or passion or addiction? Are you trying to satisfy physical needs or spiritual desires?... Dreamers Dictionary

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DRINKING

Drinking alcoholic beverages in a dream version of escape from distasteful realities.

If drunkenness is the theme, the dreamer is losing control of responsibilities and wishes to be relieved.

To see someone else drunk, the dreamer looks upon that person as an irresponsible dependent. Drinking water or milk in a dream is often the result of a bodily need, either thirst or hunger.... Psycho Dream Interpretation

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DRINKING

Because water is a symbol of the unconscious, drinking water may indicate being nourished by the unconscious. Drinking alcohol may mean that one is seeking either pleasure or escape. Alcoholic ecstasy is also sometimes used to symbolize divine ecstasy, so that drinking in a dream may show a “thirst” for spiritual experiences.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

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DRINKING

If you are drinking in your dream, this connects with feelings of thirsting or longing. It suggests that you will find a satisfaction of your longings, either emotionally, physically or spiritually. It can also denote absorbing something, taking nourishment and, by so doing, it points to a change in some way.

If you are thirsty in your dream, it may be that you are thirsty as you sleep; if this doesn’t apply, a dream thirst suggests that you may be feeling emotionally parched in waking life, as water is a symbol of the emotions. Generally, if you are drinking something sweet, this may suggest a longing for more affection in waking life, whilst dreaming of a stronger drink may suggest a need for more energy or a stronger approach to a problem.... The Element Encyclopedia

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DRINKING CAMEL MILK

Drinking camel milk without milking it means the person will acquire lawful wealth from someone who is physically strong, wields power and commands respect.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DRINKING CLEAN WATER FROM THE RIVER

Drinking clean water from a river suggests that he will enjoy a certain ni’mah and bounty of Allah and live a clean and pure life.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DRINKING CUP

(See Cup)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DRINKING CURD OR WHEY

Drinking any of these means loss of wealth as a result of which he will be grieved.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DRINKING FOUNTAIN

To dream of drinking water from a fountain is a positive omen, meaning that you have the strength of character to solve all your current problems. Look within and trust your instincts.... My Dream Interpretation

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DRINKING FRESH MILK

If a person sees himself drinking fresh milk (not whey or curd) of a known animal, it implies that he will acquire wealth that is halaal and lawful.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DRINKING GLASS

To see a number of drinking glasses means there will be sudden arguments between you and your lover.

A single glass indicates the need for a short vacation.

To break a glass means that you are going to have to suddenly change plans you have made.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

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DRINKING HYENA MILK

His wife will deceive him and be unfaithful to him.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DRINKING MILK FROM THE BREAST

If a person sees himself drinking or being fed milk from the breast of a woman, it means he will either be imprisoned or find himself in utter poverty, as the maximum period for suckling is tow years. Anything beyond that means imprisonment or dire straits.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DRINKING SEA WATER

If a person dreams that he is drinking sea water and the water is not turbid or muddy nor are any waves seen in such waters it means he will acquire as much of the wealth of this world as the amount of water he had drunk. Moreover he shall lead a clean and happy life. But if the water is brackish or filthy or the ocean is shrouded in darkness or the water assumes the form of huge, frightening waves it suggest he will be afflicted with grief, fear and hardship, the intensity of which will depend on how much of the above conditions prevail in the water or ocean.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DRINKING THE MILK OF A LIONESS

The person seeing this is to become prosperous. He will also overpower his enemy.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DRINKING THE MILK OF A PANTHER

The One who drinks the milk will attain much blessings and barakah in the near future.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DRINKING THE MILK OF A SHE-ASS

It means severe illness with no hope of recovery.

And Allah Subhanahoo Wata’ala knows best.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DRINKING THE MILK OF A SOW

Drinking such milk means a person will commit evil through his intellect and wealth.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DRINKING TIGER MILK

It means profound grief and sorrow.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DRINKING UNCLEAN WATER FROM THE RIVER

If a person sees himself drinking dirty or muddy water from a river it means he will suffer grief, anguish and heartache, the extend depending on the amount he drinks of such water.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DRINKING WATER

Consuming clean, sweet water in the dream means he will enjoy a clean and happy life provided he does not know its quantity nor is he aware of himself being in a state of tuhr nor does he know himself to be on a journey in a strange, unknown place.

The same applies if the water is not sweet. But it the water is brackish and muddy, it means he will suffer from some ailment or disease whose seriousness will depend on how brackish or muddy the water is.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DRINKING WINE

Drinking win with another means the drinker will quarrel with that person with regards to his livelihood provided there is a dining table between them.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DRINKING WOLF MILK

the one who drinks the milk will attain much goodness in that if he is in grief he will soon find relief and if he is a destitute he will become rich.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DRINKING 

Celebration.Emotions being swallowed or ingested.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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DRINKS / DRINKING

This symbol has a wide trajectory in the continuum of fun and relaxation on the one end and excessive escapism on the other. This activity in a dream may point to a need for more balance in your life by letting go or more balance in your life by reining in the ways in which you avoid responsibility.

The dream context will help you with your interpretation, as will your waking-life relationship with alcohol.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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DRIPPING

Nagging continuously... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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DRIPPING FAUCET

(tub or sink) symbolic of disagreements and arguments, Prov.19:13... Christian Dream Symbols

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DRIVE

To have control in an active situation... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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DRIVE

Dreams of driving can symbolize your ambition and drive to succeed. Whoever is driving or is in the driver’s seat, is influencing and/or is in control of your life. See Car.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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DRIVE

See journey... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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DRIVE

You’ll have a stroke of money luck if someone else was driving you, but if you were driving yourself, it is a warning to avoid gambling and be cautious in money matters for the next few weeks.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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DRIVE

To drive and be in the driver’s seat is to be in control of your life. Note how you are driving, and your position in the vehicle.

If you are not in the driver’s seat, ask who or what is running your life.... The Dream Books Symbols

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DRIVE

The sense of guiding, of being in control, of being at the helm. Vehicles such as cars often represent the physical body, so what happens to us in driving dreams can indicate something about the body. “Drive” is also a component of many idioms, from “driving a hard bargain” to “driving someone over the edge.”... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

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DRIVE-IN

All but extinct, the drive-in movie theater is an interesting mashup of the symbol of car and the symbol of movie. In a dream, a drive-in relates to the impulse to stop your movement through life and take some time to relax and escape.

If the movie on the screen features prominently, there may be something to explore about thoughts that are in the shadow and usually hidden.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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DRIVE-THROUGH

Dreams of a drive through restaurant represent convenience, expeditiousness, and that you are having a quantity vs. quality experience, a desire for instant gratification without nutrition. Fast food can represent that you are feeding yourself energy that if consumed over a long period of time could have diminishing returns for your body and your body of affairs.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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DRIVE-THROUGH

Ultimately the drive-through structure connects to a desire to get what you want when you want it without interrupting the flow of your life. This can reflect a high level of positive focus or a sense of moving too fast and avoiding taking the time needed to more effectively meet your own needs.

A drive-through in a dream is asking you to examine your priorities and need to control things.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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DRIVER

(Animal driver; Grooming; Tending; Stableman) An animal driver in a dream represents a leader, a president of a group or corporations or a wealthy person. In general, seeing a groomer, an attendant, a driver or a stableman in a dream denotes a bad dream and implies impetuousness, a pimp, a procurer, a pander, an officiant, an adulterer, or one who drives a chained male animal to copulate with a female animal.

(Also see Copulation)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DRIVER

(Transportation) In a dream, a driver signifies travels, a marketplace, a carrier, or driving toward good or evil for one who is intending that.

(Also see Car; Carrier)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DRIVER

If the person that drives the car is the sleeper herself it is a sign of sorrow and disappointments. If, in contrast, someone else drives it, there is the possibility to live an intense love affair.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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DRIVER’S LICENSE

1. Identity.

2. Mobility, independence.

3. Achieving a new level of growth, dignity. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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DRIVER’S LICENSE

Symbolizes identity. You have been recognized as mature enough to become a Leader. You can move freely (symbol of freedom). Loss of driver’s license, loss of identity, immaturity. Searching for the driver’s license, searching for one’s identity.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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DRIVER’S LICENSE

Losing your driver’s license in your dreams may comment that you have lost your true identity. It may also signify a loss of freedom to move toward your own goals and destination in life. Your own driver’s license appearing in your dream may comment that you are having an identity crisis. Finding someone else’s driver’s license may suggest that his or her true identity has been revealed to you.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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DRIVER’S LICENSE

To dream about your driver’s license suggests that you are facing some kind of identity crisis.

If you lose your driver’s license in your dream, you have lost your true identity. Perhaps you have lost the independence or will to pursue your goals. Also see “Driving Test”, below.... My Dream Interpretation

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DRIVEWAY

To dream about going up a driveway indicates that your travels have come to an end. This dream also suggests safety and tranquility. It can also indicate your journey to reaching a sense of harmony within yourself and your faith.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

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DRIVEWAY

Dreams of a driveway symbolize the need for a rest and pause between spurts of energy.

A driveway is a home base for your vehicle (body) that moves you through life.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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DRIVEWAY

If you see or drive up to a driveway in your dream, it symbolizes a positive end to a journey, security and rest. You are well on the path toward achieving inner peace and finding your spirituality.... My Dream Interpretation

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DRIVEWAY

Extension of self, making access to outer reality easier. Entrance to your house, or self.

If someone else’s driveway, see Road.... The Dream Books Symbols

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DRIVEWAY / FENCE

To see or drive up to a driveway in your dream symbolizes an end to your journey, and therefore generally represents security and rest. It may also denote your path toward achieving inner peace and toward finding your spirituality.

Take into account how easy or hard is it to gain access to your house as this will show the barriers you may have put up to prevent other people getting close to you. It may be that you have become too open to the demands of others and need to be more selfcontained.

To see a fence in your dream signifies an obstacle or barrier that may be standing in your path. Are you feeling fenced in? To dream that you are climbing to the top of a fence indicates success and the development of your potential. To dream that you are building a fence signifies secrecy, withdrawal and an intense need for privacy. There might also be someone with whom you need to mend fences in waking life? To dream that you fall from a fence suggests that you may have overcommitted yourself in waking life. To see animals jumping over a fence into an enclosure could mean that you are unable to control your instincts and emotions.... The Element Encyclopedia

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DRIVING

To dream of driving a carriage, signifies unjust criticism of your seeming extravagance. You will be compelled to do things which appear undignified.

To dream of driving a public cab, denotes menial labor, with little chance for advancement.

If it is a wagon, you will remain in poverty and unfortunate circumstances for some time.

If you are driven in these conveyances by others, you will profit by superior knowledge of the world, and will always find some path through difficulties.

If you are a man, you will, in affairs with women, drive your wishes to a speedy consummation.

If a woman, you will hold men’s hearts at low value after succeeding in getting a hold on them. See Cab or Carriage. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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DRIVING

1. Life’s journey.

2. Mobility, personal control (if the dreamer is driving).

3. Feeling a lack of control, letting others set your path.

4. Finding lost valuables. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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DRIVING

A fast driver is a person who is in a hurry in life.

If the driver is reckless it symbolizes carelessness in life... Christian Dream Symbols

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DRIVING

If you dream that you are driving a vehicle it is a sign that you should be careful to take no chances with your money, such as gambling, in the next two weeks or so.

If someone else is doing the driving you will find yourself in luck, money wise.

To dream of driving in the driving rain must be interpreted by using the condition of the rain, either murky or clear, to get a better meaning.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

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DRIVING

See car.. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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DRIVING

Always refers to your life’s journey, to the growth you have achieved. Here, particular emphasis is placed on your mobility. What kind of Vehicle are you using? How is the trip? Are you driving yourself or are you being driven? Check more closely Driving a Car, Train, Airplane, and Bicycle.

According to Freud, a symbol for intercourse.

According to analytical therapy, the analytical process itself.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Little Giant Encyclopedia

DRIVING

Driving down a road may comment on how you are doing with steering yourself toward your goals and destination. It can represent the journey of life and how the force of your will can take you in many different directions toward eventual fulfillment. Driving cast may represent moving toward spiritual goals. Driving south may represent the direction of sexual concerns or personal and psychological transformation. Driving west may suggest moving toward your emotional issues or introspection, and moving north represents accelerating toward your vision. Speeding may comment on carelessness in the pursuit of your goals. Blocking traffic suggests that you are preventing others from expressing their personal freedom.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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DRIVING

To dream of driving a motor car smoothly along peasant highways is an augury of good fortune. Driving a carriage behind a horse along a dirt road is a lucky portent if the horse behaves.... The Complete Dream Book

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DRIVING

If you dream that you are driving a vehicle it is a sign that you should be careful to take no chances with your money, such as gambling, in the next two weeks or so.

If someone else is doing the driving you will find yourself in luck, money wise.

To dream of driving in the driving rain must be interpreted by using the condition of the rain, either murky or clear, to get a better meaning.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

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Encyclopedia of Dreams

DRIVING

It is a fortunate dream if someone else is Driving you; but if you yourself are the Driver, then expect money losses.... Mystic Dream Book

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DRIVING

The need or desire to throw all the dreamer’s energy into a particular goal.

The feeling of having no choice as to how to proceed in a given situation - in short, of being “driven.” If the dreamer is not the drive, he should consider who is doing it. Astrological parallels: Aries, Capricorn Tarot parallel: The Chariot... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

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Dream Explanations of Astro Center

DRIVING

-To dream that you are driving a vehicle, signifies your life’s journey and your path in life.

The dream is telling of how you are moving and navigating through life.

If you are driving and cannot see the road ahead of you, then it indicates that you do n... My Dream Interpretation

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DRIVING

If you are driving a car in your dream you express the desire for independence, a wish to make your own decisions.

If someone else is driving, you, the dreamer, place confidence in that person and are willing to cooperate.

If you are speeding away from something, emotional impulses overwhelm you so that you are seeking release in your dream state.... Psycho Dream Interpretation

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DRIVING

Any driving dream connects to how you are moving through your life and the quality, sensations, and judgments you have about how this is going at the time of a dream in which driving is a prominent image.

If you are driving out of control in the dream, you must consider what area of your life might be beyond your ability to regulate.

If you are in the back seat and need to gain control of the car, look for ways in which you haven’t yet stepped up to the plate. You may not be able to do so yet because of circumstances beyond your control.

If your car isn’t responding to you, you may be feeling ineffectual about taking charge of some path you are traversing. Varying speeds might be reflecting movement in life that feels either too fast or too slow for your comfort.

A vehicle other than a car might point to being in foreign territory. You may not be feeling confident in your ability to work with the circumstances you have been handed. Causing an accident could be inviting you to look at the consequences of your choices. Being a victim of an accident might encourage you to look at the ways in which you have abandoned your own direction because of another person or outside force beyond your control. Driving in the rain connects emotional issues to your current route. Icy conditions indicate that emotions are being frozen over, making your way treacherous. Driving down or up a hill would illustrate the sense of effort or ease involved in your life movement.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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DRIVING A CAR

See Highway, Moving. Here it is important to note what kind of vehicle you’re driving and what your feelings are as you drive. Is it hectic or pleasant and relaxing? Are you moving ahead fast or did you have an accident? It is important to note if you are starting the car, parking it, passing another car, etc. All of it would be symbolic of how you are moving ahead in life. This image is often a reference to the subjective space in which you are moving.

The dream is showing how you move and present yourself to others in daily life, and what the possibilities, problems, and tasks are.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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DRIVING A HERD OF CAMELS

Driving a herd of camels or becoming the owner of such a herd means he will become the leader of a people.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DRIVING ANY SORT OF VEHICLE

This symbolizes our self-control and awareness of how external circumstances can affect us.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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DRIVING AWAY

(See Expulsion)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DRIVING BELT

In a dream, a driving belt means begetting a son or going on ajourney.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DRIVING FORCE

(Demanding; Exacting; Pushing someone; Retaliation; Yielding) In a dream, a driving force signifies retaliation by something, or compliance and submission to someone together with vigilance and wonderment about what might happen next. Ifone is driven by a human being in a dream, it means that he is pushed into committing a murder or that he is hired to attack someone. Ifone is driven by a beast, a lion or a bird ofprey in a dream, it means humiliation by a superior person, or suffering from a disease.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DRIVING LESSONS

1. A need to reassess ethics, morality in professional affairs.

2. A lack of confidence.

3. A need for discipline. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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DRIVING LESSONS

To dream that you are taking driving lessons, suggests that you are lacking self-confidence and are having anxieties about your abilities.

The dream may also reflect a desire to change your status or take more control over your own life path. Also see “”Driving Test”, below.... My Dream Interpretation

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DRIVING TEST

To dream of taking a driving test suggests that you may be feeling pressure to be perfect from friends or family. You might also doubt your own ability to “steer” your life in the right direction.

If you dream of failing your driving test, you are not yet emotionally ready to handle something that you are planning to do (or have already done) in real life.... My Dream Interpretation

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DRIZZLE

Minute amounts of continuous blessings... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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DRIZZLING

(See Dew; Rain)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DROMEDARY

To dream of a dromedary, denotes that you will be the recipient of unexpected beneficence, and will wear your new honors with dignity; you will dispense charity with a gracious hands.

To lovers, this dream foretells congenial dispositions. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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DROMEDARY

See Camel.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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DROMEDARY RIDER

(Courier) In a dream, a dromedary rider represents a midwife, and a midwife represents a dromedary rider.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DROOL

1. Overindulgence—often in sensual pleasures, sometimes with alcohol or other intoxicants.

2. Feelings of humiliation.

3. A need or desire to take life with a bit more humor and light­heartedness. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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DROOL

To do or observe this infantile action in your dream predicts opportunities for extraordinary sensual pleasures.

Try to remember that moderation in all things is the better part of valor!... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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DROOLING

If you or someone else drools in your dream, you may be feeling embarrassed by some real-life situation.... My Dream Interpretation

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DROOP

Sick in heart or body; humbled by oppression; see “posture”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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DROP

To dream that you are dropping things, suggests that you are letting go of some project, relationship, person, or idea in real life. Also analyze the significance of what is being dropped. Alternatively, this dream may represent your carelessness. Perhaps you regret letting something slip through your fingers.... My Dream Interpretation

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DROPPED

Voided; a mistake which caused failure of purpose... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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DROPPER

(See Eyedropper)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DROPPING

1. Letting go of unnecessary things, possibly past experi­ences or unhelpful attitudes.

2. Clumsiness, perhaps in relation­ships.

3. Projects or responsibilities are slipping away (as in “to drop the ball”). ... New American Dream Dictionary

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DROPPINGS

(Excrements of a bird.) In a dream, droppings mean a new garment.

If the droppings are those of an eagle or a vulture in the dream, they mean dethroning a king or a leader.

(Also see Dung; Manure)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DROPPINGS OF ANIMALS THAT ARE NOT EATEN

It symbolises haraam wealth.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DROPS

Using a dropper to measure out medicine is a prediction of a small legacy.... The Complete Dream Book

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DROPS

If you are measuring out the Drops, you will shortly have a small sum of money left you.... Mystic Dream Book

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DROPS

A dream featuring anything being measured in drops predicts a small but gratifying increase in material wealth, possibly by inheritance, or alternatively it may signify a slow but steady advance in your position if you are employed.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

DROPSY

To dream of being afflicted with the dropsy, denotes illness for a time, but from which you will recover with renewed vigor.

To see others thus afflicted, denotes that you will hear from the absent shortly, and have tidings of their good health. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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DROPSY

Dropsy or abnormal accumulation of serous fluid in the body in a dream means humiliation and despise by others.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DROPSY

Bodily sickness.... Mystic Dream Book

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DROSS

Spiritual impurities that are removed by going through fiery trials, as dross from silver and gold; see “fire”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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DROSS

wicked people, Prov. 25:4... Christian Dream Symbols

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Christian Dream Symbols

DROUGHT

A lack of spiritual nourishment; see “water”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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DROUGHT

1. A dry period—likely creatively or intellectually, possi­bly in relationships.

2. A short stretch of difficult or lean times followed by better times. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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DROUGHT

To dream of very dry weather and parched fields is a bad omen. Beware of business losses.... Mystic Dream Book

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DROUGHT

See Dry.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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DROUGHT

If you dream of a time of drougt (dry land or a long period of no rains), you will have a short period of tough luck, followed by a sudden release from your worries.... My Dream Interpretation

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DROUGHT

A short period of tough luck followed by a sudden release from worry is forecast in a dream featuring parched and sere land or fields.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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DROUTH

This is-an evil dream, denoting warring disputes between nations, and much bloodshed therefrom. Shipwrecks and land disasters will occur, and families will quarrel and separate; sickness will work damage also. Your affairs will go awry, as well. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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DROWN

Overcome by the cares of the world... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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DROWN

An unfortunate dream auguring illness (Gypsy). A dream evidently due to some physical cause affecting the... The Fabric of Dream

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DROWN

A most unfortunate dream for business people. But if someone rescues you, then you may expect help from a friend.... Mystic Dream Book

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DROWN

Dreams of drowning represent that you are feeling overwhelmed and that you have been indulging in negative, fear-based emotions. You dream is helping you to release your fear of being unable to keep your head above water. See Venting Dream.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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DROWN

An unfortunate omen pertaining to business interests, unless you (or the drowning person) was revived or rescued, in which case you will get a chance to recoup your losses through the intervention of a friend.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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DROWN

Warning; you are going under emotionally, overloaded. Get clarity and perspective, lighten up; seek help if necessary. Emotional state must be changed. Time to relax, play and not take the world so seriously.... The Dream Books Symbols

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DROWNING

To dream of drowning, denotes loss of property and life; but if you are rescued, you will rise from your present position to one of wealth and honor.

To see others drowning, and you go to their relief, signifies that you will aid your friend to high places, and will bring deserved happiness to yourself.

For a young woman to see her sweetheart drowned, denotes her bereavement by death. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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DROWNING

1. To be overwhelmed, usually emotionally.

2. Feelings of loss of self, identity.

3. Problems with mother or motherlike person.

4. Problems in an intimate relationship, often with communication and identity. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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DROWNING

Drowning in a dream means falling into sin and incurring the displeasure of God Almighty. Drowning in a dream also means entering hell-fire. Ifone dies of drowning in his dream, one should fear going astray or following innovations. Drowning in the sea, then floating in the process of trying to save oneselffrom death in a dream means indulging in the business of the world and .lvU lHN SEERIN’S forgetting about one’s spiritual commitment. It also means attaining success in one’s endeavors and gaining a strong foothold in one’s business. Ifone does come out of the water alive in his dream, it means amending his life for the better and pursuing the correct course of serving one’s religious life.

If one sees himself after coming out of the water wearing a green garment in a dream, it means that he will pursue the path of knowledge and succeed in acquiring it.

If one drowns and plunges to the bottom of the sea in a dream, it means that he will incur the wrath of someone in authority who will persecute him and cause him to perish. Drowning in a dream also means dying from an illness. Drowning in seawater in a dream means revival of one’s faith in God Almighty. Drowning in freshwater in a dream means becoming extremely wealthy.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DROWNING

Drowning in the ocean of clean water suggest that the observer of the dream will “drown” in matters of sovereignty or government. But if the water is brackish or filthy it means he will encounter hardships which will cause ruin to him... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DROWNING

Symbolic of an attack from people or the devil, Ps. 124:2-5 ... Christian Dream Symbols

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DROWNING

Dreaming about drowning is common and it invokes fear. However, it may have positive significance. This dream suggests to the dreamer that he may be overwhelmed by unresolved emotions, old issues, or a current crisis. It suggests that a release of the old is necessary in order to emerge and begin anew. This dream serves to awaken the dreamer to embrace and to effectively cope with problems and negativity in his life.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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DROWNING

This is a very common dream that usually invokes a great amount of fear. However, it may have positive significance. This dream may suggest to the dreamer that he is overwhelmed by unresolved emotions, old issues, or a current crisis. It suggests that a release of the old is necessary in order to emerge and begin anew. This dream serves to awaken the dreamer to consciously embrace and begin to effectively cope with problems and negativity in his life.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

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DROWNING

Example: ‘1 fell into a pond. My brother was frightened to be by himself so he jumped in. We were both drowning in the water and we shouted out for Mum. My brother drowned’ (Poppy S). Poppy dreamt this while feeling insecure and anxious because her father was ill. Because of the water, drowning depicts fear of being overwhelmed by difficult emotions or anxieties. Someone else drowning: may occasionally show our apprehension about their health or well being, having the suggestion of death or breakdown. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

DROWNING

Sinking into the unconscious, helplessness, lack of planning in your life. Being washed away by the flow of emotions.

Fear of being swallowed up by the unconscious. As in Suffocating, where the issue is to get more air, here it is a matter of being safe in the Water, about feelings and (emotional) needs that bring more energy and inner strength.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Little Giant Encyclopedia

DROWNING

also see Swimming

1- When we are drowning in a dream this usually indicates we are in danger of being overwhelmed by emotions we cannot handle. We are fearful of allowing our emotions free expression. Drowning may also indicate a perceived inability to handle a stressful situation around us at the time of the dream.

2- We have allowed ourselves to be put in a situation over which we have no control. We may be ‘floundering around’ with no way of being able to escape from a difficulty we are in.

3- Drowning symbolises an immersion in the Sea of Life, and therefore a loss of ego.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

DROWNING

If you are drowning, it means you will be shamed.

If someone else is drowning, you will be involved in a minor scandal.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

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DROWNING

To dream that you drown or in the midst of drowning is a bad omen as it pertains to the health of your business and partnership activities.

If you die, your business will fail and a great loss will occur for you but if you are rescued and revived, then you will have a good friend step in and save your business. Other aspects of this dream deals with your relationships and can be interpreted as with a business.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

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Encyclopedia of Dreams

DROWNING

Drowning symbolizes an immersion in the sea of life, and therefore a loss of ego. We seem to have nothing to support our efforts.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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DROWNING

Psychological / emotional perspective: When we are drowning in a dream this usually indicates we are in danger of being overwhelmed by emotions we cannot handle. We are fearful of allowing our emotions free expression.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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DROWNING

Material aspects: Drowning may also indicate a perceived inability to handle a stressful situation around us at the time of the dream. We have been put in a situation over which we have no control. We may be ‘floundering around’ with no way of being able to escape from the difficulty.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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DROWNING

Feeling overwhelmed, perhaps by work, obligations, or life itself.

Inundation; too many people making too many demands on the dreamer. Astrological/Tarot parallels: Cancer, The Moon... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

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Dream Explanations of Astro Center

DROWNING

Drowning in a dream signifies you can no longer hide your feelings about a certain situation. These dreams usually occur when the dreamer is feeling overwhelmed in real life.... My Dream Interpretation

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DROWNING

Water symbolizes birth and life, so a dream of drowning is a selfish desire to be reborn, to live again. It may be due to a lack of love or to the many burdens of living.... Psycho Dream Interpretation

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DROWNING

Dreaming of drowning in deep water suggests being overwhelmed by your unconscious thoughts and emotions.

• Face your fears and explore what you’re feeling over emotional about. This can be a dream response to losing someone very close.

• It can also mean that you feel suffocated or dominated by someone in your life.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary

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DROWNING

(see also Air-Sea Rescue)

(1) If there is some area of your life where you are - or feel - unable to ‘keep your head above water’, this is probably what the dream is about Dreams that follow may tell you what to do about the situation. You can cither change the situation or change yourself, so that you react differently, or remove yourself (physically) from the situation.

(2) Water may be a symbol of the unconscious, so drowning may express a threat or fear of being swallowed up or taken over - overwhelmed - by unconscious forces.

If there is such a threat, it will be from repressed and neglected contents of the unconscious. What have

you been bottling up? Consult a friend or, if need be, a psychotherapist. See also Flood.

(3) Since water may represent the feminine, your dream may be asking you to do something about a mother-attachment that is stunting your development as an individual in your own right. A man’s failure to free himself from such an attachment (which may be largely unconscious) may have disastrous results in his relations with women - in whom he will always seek his mother. A woman, unlike a man, doesn’t usually have to cope with the effects of an infantile incestuous fixation of her libido on her mother; but both Freud and Rank stressed the crucial influence of the mother on both male and female children: for all infants, male and female, the earliest deep attachment is to the mother, the source of nourishment. Moreover, for the achievement of normal development the female child must - according to Freud - perform the additional task of transferring her libidinal attachment from mother to father. Jung, too, regarded the liberating of oneself from psychological bondage to one’s mother as the first great step in the process of self- realization. (For self-realization) See also Mother.

(4) Drowning may simply mean death; or may be a symbol of death- and-rebirth. See also Baptism, Death.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

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DROWNING

Drowning expresses nothing other than a feeling of anxiety that has been extended for quite a long time. Generally, suffocation indicates that you are burdened by excessive responsibilities. Therefore, it can be interpreted as advice: you should rest or take a short break, as you have reached the limits of your strength.

If you drown in dangerous waters, you may be afraid to be absorbed by the hidden power of your unconscious, as if you were giving yourself to it too quickly. In these cases, it is helpful to discuss these fears with a friend so they can restore your sense of reality. From the emotional point of view, you may also be afraid to sink into your problems. You should make sure you are on firm ground before making any decision.

If, while you are drowning, someone rescues you, it is considered a good omen for business. The contrary applies if nobody comes to help.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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DROWNING

You are feeling overwhelmed with deep feelings and need to surrender to your emotional issues and learn how to process them. Many people have free-floating anxiety associated with the idea of drowning. When this is the case, the universal meaning of peaceful surrender will often be overlooked when considering this as a dream image. No matter how deep your level of fear is around the frightening possibility of an actual drowning, the return to your watery roots and turning yourself over to the gentle embrace of the weightlessness of water implies a very serene experience from the symbolic perspective. Water, as a symbol, always connects to the world of emotions. To drown is to die. To die is to sacrifice part of the self in order to be reborn again. Therefore, to drown in a dream is a beautiful transformation that occurs by virtue of giving yourself over to inevitable emotional processes that lead you to a new way of being in the world.

The presence of panic in a dream of drowning is a signal of resistance to the emotional change that is afoot.

The more intense the panic, the greater the resistance you are expressing. Being able to breathe, or at least function normally, underwater is a common dream image. While this is not generally experienced by the dreamer as a drowning dream, the meaning connects to the same concept of grace and ease with emotional overwhelm.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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DROWNING

Large bodies of water often symbolize the unconscious, so drowning may indicate being overwhelmed by unconscious, repressed issues.

This need not being entirely negative; being forced to face issues one has been avoiding can have a positive outcome. Water also symbolizes the emotions, and dreams about drowning sometimes occur during periods of crisis (e.g., loss of a loved one) when one feels overwhelmed by emotions. Finally, drowning sometimes is initiatory symbolism, indicating that the dreamer is entering a new stage of development and “dying” to the old self.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

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DROWNING

Possible meanings
Since water is a metaphor for feelings, a dream about drowning usually means that you are afraid of being overwhelmed by powerful emotions. If an intense relationship of yours is going wrong, for instance, you may be experiencing a sinking feeling in your waking life that is subsequentlyreflectedinyourdream.

If your relationships are not the issue, your dream could reflect any situation where you feel you’ve lost control. Perhaps you are finding it difficult to keep your head above water financially, or feeling out of your depth in some other area of your life.

Maybe you have taken on so many responsibilities that you are inundated with demands on your time and energy.

A dream about drowning can sometimes reflect a health challenge. If you suffer from water retention, the dream could be a warning that your condition is getting worse. It would be wise to see your doctor as a precautionary measure.

Questions to ask yourself - and what to do when the answer is ‘yes’

Am I afraid of being overwhelmed by my feelings?

  • You need emotional support, so don’t hesitate to discuss your feelings with someone whose calm judgment you respect. Talking things through may not alter the situation, but will help you to be more objective about it.

Am I in a situation that I feel helpless to control?

  • I suggest you seek appropriate advice without delay. Whether you need a relationship counsellor, a financial adviser or another source of professional help, taking this initial step will help you to feel more in charge.

Am I inundated with demands on my time and energy?

  • Your dream is challenging you to learn to say ‘no’, kindly but firmly. Could you delegate some of your responsibilities? If the thought fills you with horror, you may be trying too hard to control too many aspects of your life and need to sort out your priorities.
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DROWNING / CRAWLING / FALLING

Drowning in deep water suggests floundering in the depths of the unconscious. As with dreams of pursuit or being chased, this dream alerts you to areas of your unconscious that are creating conflict and need to be examined with care.

Falling and jumping in an attempt to escape from hostile pursuers in a dream is a desperate escape mechanism and suggests that you might have more success if you turn at the last minute to face your enemies, having found the strength to confront them. Dreams in which you are trying to run from something or someone but find you cannot—perhaps because your feet are weighed down or stuck in the mud—can be interpreted in much the same way.

Crawling through a narrow space, tunnel or small enclosure, or trying to squeeze through a tiny corridor or hall points to your creative energies struggling to find expression; these are, however, also common-place dreams expressing anxiety about a challenging and imminent event such as a review at work, an examination or even the birth of a new baby. Being chased, not knowing who or what is out there in the darkness, or vainly trying to push through the crowds in a busy bar, street or department store also suggest that certain repressed aspects of your personality, or unexamined aspects of the self, demand to be dealt with. To be trapped in a dream signifies that you feel you are trapped by outside circumstances. To be aware of trapping something or someone is to try to hold onto them, and if you trap a butterfly or animal, you are trying to capture your inner self. Feeling trapped in dreams also suggests an inability to break free from old patterns of thought and behavior without outside help. See also NEGATIVE EMOTIONS.... The Element Encyclopedia

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DROWSY

See “doze”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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DRUG

Dreams of drugs represent a desire for a -destructive vacation from reality to escape your mental, emotional or physical pain. Keep in mind that you can’t heal what you can’t feel, and your dream is helping you to address your unhealthy tendencies so that you can make a change. See AA.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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DRUG ADDICTION

(See Intoxicants; Slingshot)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DRUG DEALER

See “blood-money” and “prostitution”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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DRUG DEALER

To dream of a drug dealer suggests that you have some dishonesty around you. You might want to rethink who your current friends are. You need to take your life in a more positive direction - are your friends holding you back from this?... My Dream Interpretation

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DRUG TEST

If you dream about yourself or someone else taking (or being asked to take) a drug test, you are feeling guilty about something. Make sure your behavior matches up with what you know is right.... My Dream Interpretation

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DRUGGIST

See Pharmacist.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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DRUGS

İf medication, see “medicine”; if illegal drugs, see “dope”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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DRUGS

1. Possible health issues.

2. Possible or potential addiction.

3. A desire to fix a problem quickly, not necessarily well.

4. Avoidance, escapism, usually from emotional problems (to take drugs recreationally or illegally). ... New American Dream Dictionary

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DRUGS

(See Grammarian; Intoxicants)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DRUGS

A common theme in dreams is the use of illegal drugs. Dreaming about drug use can be an effect of having a current or former drug addiction ... Christian Dream Symbols

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DRUGS

The interpretation of drugs in your dreams depends on the relationship, you have with drugs in your daily life and if they are doctor prescribed or not.

If you are a drug user, then the drugs are an extension of what you normally do and you need to look at the other details of your dream to get a good interpretation. However, if you use drugs rarely or never, then this dream could represent a need to get well, to escape from daily stress, and a desire to get quick relief.

The drugs could be suggesting a need for healing and getting in balance. Your unconscious mind may be suggesting outrageous things in hopes that you get the message to “have fun, dream dreams, and get out of your own head!” Please keep in mind that the purpose of dreams is to raise our consciousness and to assist us in having better lives.

The message in the dream about drug use is most likely not encouraging you to use drugs but it may represent a need to feel better or get better.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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DRUGS

Opium. Murky, foggy; a message to be more awake, more clear, and more focused.

ASTROLOGY: Symbol for Neptune.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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DRUGS

also see Intoxication

1- When drugs appear in a dream whether self-administered or not this suggests that we may need external help to enable us to change our inner perceptions.

To be taking drugs suggests we feel we have relinquished control of a situation in our waking lives and are having to rely on external stimuli.

To have an adverse drug reaction could mean that we fear madness.

To be given drugs against our will indicates that we are being forced to accept an unpalatable truth.

2- We may be attempting to avoid reality and drugs can enable us to do this. They can also be a healing agent in restoring balance.

To be given drugs by a qualified person signifies that we have accepted someone else’s greater knowledge.

To be sold drugs illegally indicates that we are prepared to take unnecessary risks.

3- Certain drugs can be taken to induce a state of euphoria or a change of consciousness. This can be dangerous, since it is like using a crowbar rather than a key to open a door. Such practices can onlv be valid if done with knowledge and understanding.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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DRUGS

Taking drugs is a sign of dependency which can easily get out of control. Carefully review any medications you may be taking.

If the dream indicates that you should be taking a particular drug, check with your doctor to see if it is something you are actually lacking.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

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DRUGS

A successful speculation; much gossip around you.... Mystic Dream Book

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DRUGS

It has long been known that ingesting certain substances, particularly herbal derivatives, can alter perception. These can induce anything from a state of euphoria to a distortion of reality. This, however, can be dangerous – without knowledgeable supervision – since it is like using a crowbar rather than a key to open a door to the psyche.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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DRUGS

Psychological / emotional perspective: We may be attempting to avoid reality and drugs can enable us to do this. They can also be a healing agent in restoring balance. In dreams, to be given drugs by a qualified person signifies that we have accepted someone else’s greater knowledge.

To be sold drugs illegally indicates that we are prepared to take unnecessary risks.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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DRUGS

Material aspects: When drugs appear in a dream – whether self-administered or not – this suggests that we may need external help to enable us to change our inner perceptions.

To be taking drugs suggests we feel we have relinquished control of a situation in our waking lives and are having to rely on external stimuli.

To have an adverse drug reaction in dreams could mean that we fear madness.

To be given drugs against our will indicates that we are being forced to accept an unpalatable truth. You might like to consult the entries for alcohol / alcoholic, drunk and medication / medicine.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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DRUGS

If you dream of using drugs, it suggests you have feelings of insecurity and regret. You worry that people will discover who you really are.

If you dream of hiding your drug-taking from someone, especially a parent, you have been keeping a secret that will hurt you if you don’t let it out.

If you dream that someone pressures you to take drugs, beware of that person in real life because they are a bad influence.

The same as the above is true if you dream that someone gave you drugs without your knowledge. This dream may also suggest that you are stubbornly ignoring facts that are staring you right in the face.

If you dreamed of being drugged to the extent that it interfered with, or altered, your normal movements and/or behavior, it is a warning that there is active jealousy around you from someone who would not only be ready and willing to take advantage of any mistake you might make but might even try to mislead you into making one. Be extra careful of your actions following this dream.

A dream of giving or selling drugs suggests that you have some dishonesty around you - rethink who your current friends are.

If your dream featured someone else who possessed drugs or took drugs, it is telling you to stop drifting and take a more positive role in your life.

If you dreamed of you or someone else overdosing on drugs, it is a serious warning that your behavior has become self-destructive. You need to take a more positive approach to dealing with your problems and set your eyes on your future, or you will end up sabotaging yourself and not getting what you want. Also see “Drug Dealer”, “Drugstore” and “Drug Test”, below.... My Dream Interpretation

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DRUGS

The meaning of this dream varies greatly according to the details of its action.

If you dreamed of being drugged to the extent that it interfered with, or altered, your normal movements and/or behavior, it is a warning that there is active jealousy around you from someone who would not only be ready and willing to make capital of any mistake you might make but might even try to mislead you into making one.

Be extra careful of your actions following this dream.

Drugs used in a dream as an antidote to pain predict an increase in income, but to take drugs as a lark signifies that someone is trying to lead you astray.

If your dream featured addiction or an addict, it is telling you to stop drifting and take a more positive role in life.

A dream of giving or selling drugs suggests that you have some dishonesty around you and you’d do well to reassess your current companions.

Of course the foregoing applies only if you don’t actually use drugs.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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DRUGS

In positive sense, used to balance or correct disharmony within the body. Also, an escape from dealing with life, numbing oneself to outer conditions; searching for answers without rather than within. Looking for enlightenment through unnatural resources.... The Dream Books Symbols

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DRUGS

Dreaming that you use drugs or you look at drugs evidences you want to escape using dangerous means that will eventually pull you away from family and friends. Dreaming it too often alerts of the possibility of falling into this world.

Drum Hearing a drum warns that a friend or family member will find themselves in trouble and will urgently need your help. Playing a drum, in contrast, shows your capacity to communicate yourself and to establish relationships with more disparate people.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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DRUGS

You may be looking for an instant but temporary shift of consciousness. All drugs dramatically alter the experience of the individual taking them. Hence, they represent a shift in consciousness that is controlled by the user and is instantaneous. Also inherent in considering this symbol is the matter of consequences. When many substances are abused, especially recreational drugs, there is a disregard for the potential harm they can cause and the often challenging aftereffects of their use.

The desire for the high outweighs the difficulties that result from the overindulgence. When drugs appear in a dream, there may be a life situation where you are looking for a quick fix rather than the more difficult path of meeting things consciously.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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DRUGS OR DRUGSTORE

A dream of illness (Gypsy). Obviously a dream inspired by the subconscious knowledge of need.... The Fabric of Dream

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DRUGSTORE

1. Changes are in order, beneficial.

2. Possible illness, need for relief.

3. Avoidance is somehow being aided and abetted. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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DRUGSTORE

(Pharmacy) If a sick person sees a drugstore in his dream, it means recovering from his illness.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DRUGSTORE

Your speculations will turn out favorably if you dream of entering or working in a drugstore.... The Complete Dream Book

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DRUGSTORE

If your dream involved a drugstore, it indicates that you would benefit from a change of scene. Maybe you should consider changing your social group, or even switching schools or jobs.... My Dream Interpretation

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DRUGSTORE

If your dream involved a drugstore, it indicates that you would benefit from a change of occupation.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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DRUGSTORE

The drugstore is a place where so many needs can get met, and it is in those needs that the meaning of such a location can be found. Pharmaceuticals may relate to a health issue or healing that needs to take place.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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DRUGSTORE, PHARMACIST, APOTHECARY

Vision + Depth Psychology: If you are about to enter a drugstore: a warning to pay more attention to your health—if neglected, it might be in danger. Being sick and walking into a drugstore: recuperation is possible. This dream might also indicate your having to pay too much money for something.

If you are the pharmacist: you would like to be wealthy.... Dreamers Dictionary

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DRUID

see Wise Old Man / Woman... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

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DRUM

To hear the muffled beating of a drum, denotes that some absent friend is in distress and calls on you for aid.

To see a drum, foretells amiability of character and a great aversion to quarrels and dissensions.

It is an omen of prosperity to the sailor, the farmer and the tradesman alike. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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DRUM

1. Feelings of being out of rhythm or out of step—often with life, sometimes socially.

2. Success and pleasure achieved by a strong and assured personality.

3. An alarm or call for help, possibly from a loved one.

4. The heartbeat, possible illness, anx­iety or excitement (as in “heart beating like a drum”). ... New American Dream Dictionary

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DRUM

Seeing a drum in a dream means false news. Dancing on the drumbeat in a dream means that a calamity will befall that house. Ifone sees himself turned into a drum in a dream, it means that he is experiencing confused dreams.

A one sided tambourine represents a woman with many faults. Women’s drums in a dream mean a wild business, an esoteric commerce, selling gadgets, hideousness, or a stingy woman with many enemies. Hearing the sound of drums in a parade in a dream means false news. Hearing the drumbeat of an auctioneer’s drum, a herald, or a harbinger in dream means death.

It is also said that hearing the drumbeat of a procession represents someone who is grateful to his Lord under all circumstances.

The sound of pilgrims’ drums in a dream represents a wise man and a spiritual guide.

(Also see Drummer; Tambourine)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DRUM

A dream of strife and war (Gypsy). ... The Fabric of Dream

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DRUM

May represent the hean, sexual tension, intercourse, masturbation, depending on context in dream. Can be our awareness of the natural rhythms of our own life processes, such as heanbeat, menstruation, circulation, and the feelings arising from our depths. See music. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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DRUM

also see Musical Instruments

1- To hear a drum in a dream indicates the basic rhythm needed to keep us sane and healthy. We need to be more in touch with our natural rhythms and primitive urges.

To be playing a drum is taking responsibility for the rhythm of our own lives.

2- We may be seeking a more natural form of expression than the normal, every day methods we use.

3- Sound. Divine truth, revelation.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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DRUM

A sign of communication.

If you are beating a drum, you will write an important letter.

If you hear a drum being beaten, you will receive an important letter... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

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DRUM

(see Music)

Communication. Among tribal cultures, drums were not just used for rhythmic accompaniment, but to send messages across long distances.

Intense emotions like passion (the drumming of your heart).

Imminent war (or quarrels) being fought on a personal front.

A spiritual summoning to native or shamanic ideals.

Muffled: Missing an important call for aid from yourself, a situation, or another person.... The Language of Dreams

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DRUM

Delivering a beat, a drum may come to represent your heart. Native American drums may induct you into altered states of consciousness and therefore may signify spiritual attunement.

A drum may represent the heartbeat of the earth.

A set of drums appearing in a dream may remark on the need to develop a rhythm in doing things.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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DRUM

Vision: Seeing or hearing a drum means unpleasant events and unrest ahead. Playing the drum: you are creating unnecessary excitement, or you want others to pay attention to you at all cost. See Bass Viol, Kettle Drum, Trumpet, Violin.

Depth Psychology: The drum is a symbol of your strength and vitality— similar to the Pulse. Sometimes it may be a symbol of self-gratihcation.... Dreamers Dictionary

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DRUM

Dreams of a drum symbolize that you are in touch with your soul’s unique rhythm, creativity, and artistic expression. You are dancing to the beat of your own drum, daring to be the authentic individual that you are. See Musical Instrument and Heartbeat.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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DRUM

The drum is an instrument that beats a rhythm. Thus it comes to represent the sound of creation, divine truth and revelation.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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DRUM

Psychological / emotional perspective: We may be seeking a more natural form of expression or a change of consciousness from the normal, everyday methods we use.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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DRUM

Material aspects: To hear a drum in a dream indicates the basic rhythm needed to keep us sane and healthy. We need to be more in touch with our natural rhythms and primitive urges.

To be playing a drum is taking responsibility for the rhythm of our own lives.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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DRUM

Pulse or rhvthm of life. Heartbeat, brain waves. Com- munication, messages.... The Dream Books Symbols

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DRUM

All musical instruments relate to passionate expression.

The beating of a drum is most connected to the beating of the heart.

If a drum features prominently in a dream, you are connecting to a fundamental and organic expression of the rhythm of life.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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DRUM

A drum can represent everything from primitive urges, to dance, to the rhythms of life, to entrepreneurialism (“drumming up business”), to ejection (being “drummed out of town”).

As with all dream symbols, the tone and setting of the dream indicate which meaning is appropriate.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

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DRUM

The basic rhythm of life needed to stay healthy and happy. The importance of being more in touch with your natural urges.

If you are playing the drum, this suggests that you are responsible for the rhythm of your life.... The Element Encyclopedia

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DRUM / DRUMMING

Movement, something new, excitement. According to the latest research, if a person has frequent dreams about drums in quick succession, it might indicate that the nervous system is in a state of alarm.

Arrogance, exaggerated self-importance, enjoying contact.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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DRUM OF DISTRACTION

inconsistent conversation that has no good in it.... Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik

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DRUM STICKS

If drum sticks were the main feature of your dream, you are a strong-willed person. You go through life on your own terms and stick by the decisions you make.... My Dream Interpretation

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DRUMMER

In a dream, a drummer represents festivities and joy.

If a drummer visits a sick person in a dream, it means that the latter will shortly die and that drums will play at his funeral. On the other hand, it could mean that the sick person may recover and people will rejoice for his recovery and play music and drums to express their joy.

A drummer in a dream also could represent someone who breaks the news. Seeing a drummer in a dream also may denote a colic illness.

A drummer in a dream also represents a strong and an alarming person.

A drummer in a dream can also be interpreted as one’s abdomen, or someone who brings false news, or a procurer, or someone who calls people to falsehood.

(Also see Drum)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DRUMS

İndication of marching to a different drummer; i.E. One who will not conform to an established pattern... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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DRUMS

Heard in a dream, the sharp, staccato beat of drums is a forerunner of the successful outcome of plans that have been made over a long period.... The Complete Dream Book

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DRUMS

The muffled beat of drums dimly heard in a dream is a portent of tragic happenings to someone of whom you are fond.... The Complete Dream Book

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DRUMS

It is a fortunate omen to hear Drums in your dreams. You will gain great success.... Mystic Dream Book

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DRUMS

To dream of playing the drums signifies that you will achieve a prestigious position and have much fame in life.

To see a set of drums in your dream means you are a very likeable person.

To hear the beat of a drum in your dream foretells of a distressed friend calling for your aid. Also see “Drum Sticks”, below.... My Dream Interpretation

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DRUMS

To hear drums in your dream forecasts great success and to play them yourself signifies great joy.

See also Toys, Musical Instruments, and Music.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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DRUMSTICK

A very self-assured individual. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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DRUMSTICK

A dream of drumsticks being used on anything but a drum, or of having drumsticks without a drum, is a warning that you could be severely embarrassed if you are not careful about being absolutely aboveboard in all your dealings and/or statements.

To dream of eating the drumstick of a fowl is an omen of good luck.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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DRUNK

This is an unfavorable dream if you are drunk on heavy liquors, indicating profligacy and loss of employment. You will be disgraced by stooping to forgery or theft.

If drunk on wine, you will be fortunate in trade and love-making, and will scale exalted heights in literary pursuits. This dream is always the bearer of aesthetic experiences.

To see others in a drunken condition, foretells for you, and probably others, unhappy states. Drunkenness in all forms is unreliable as a good dream. All classes are warned by this dream to shift their thoughts into more healthful channels. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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DRUNK

A warning of addictive bondage, i.E. Alcohol, drugs, power, money, etc.; See “bound”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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DRUNK

1. Irresponsible behavior leads to financial difficulties.

2. Control issues, fear of a loss of control.

3. Need to lose control. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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DRUNK

You’re drunk: you’ll get sick... Chine Dream Interpretation

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DRUNK

Loss of control; lack of reason; having no soul or self control; abandonment to the irrational or natural urges. Thus freedom from the burden of self awareness, responsibility and decision making. See alcohol. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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DRUNK

also see Alcohol and Intoxication

1- To be drunk in a dream means that we are abandoning ourselves to irrational forces. We want to be free from responsibility and from having inhibitions.

To make someone else drunk is to be forcing our irresponsibility onto someone else.

2- Being drunk indicates the need to reconnect with a part of ourselves which can tolerate inappropriate behaviour. In previous societies it was an accepted part of life that, at certain times, drunkenness was allowed as a way of celebration or as a release of tension - hence the term a Bacchanalian revel’.

3- Ecstasy is reputedly achieved after inhibitions have been removed through getting drunk.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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DRUNK

See Intoxication.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

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DRUNK

To dream that you are intoxicated, is a warning of financial troubles.

If you see someone else who is Drunk, then you will lose money through some other person.... Mystic Dream Book

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DRUNK

Dreams of being drunk symbolize that you are looking for love and/or God in all the wrong places, thirsty for something that will fulfill your soul. This venting dream may be helping you to release toxic ways of being, to wake up, and soberly face your life. See Alcohol, Drug and AA.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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DRUNK

In previous societies it was an accepted part of life that, at certain times, drunkenness was allowed as a way of celebration or as a release of tension – hence the term a ‘bacchanalian revel’.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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DRUNK

Psychological / emotional perspective: Being drunk indicates the need to reconnect with a part of ourselves that can tolerate inappropriate behaviour. Ecstasy or extreme joy is reputedly achieved after inhibitions have been removed through getting drunk.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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DRUNK

Material aspects: To be drunk in a dream means that we are abandoning ourselves to irrational forces. We want to be free from responsibility and from having inhibitions.

To make someone else drunk is to be forcing our irresponsibility on to someone else. Also consult the entries for alcohol / alcoholic and drugs.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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DRUNK

If you dreamed of being drunk on alcohol, you are being warned that too much high living in low places will definitely lead to trouble. Slow down! A dream of guzzling booze also signifies feelings of insecurity.

If you dreamed of others being drunk, you will lose out when a loan is not repaid to you, but don’t worry - it won’t matter that much to you. Also see “Drunk Driving” (below) and “Hangover”... My Dream Interpretation

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DRUNK

If your dream featured your own intoxication, you are being warned that too much high living in low places leads inevitably to the slippery slope.

Slow down! A dream of others who were drunk indicates a loss by way of a loan which will not be repaid; but don’t worry, it won’t be important to you.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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DRUNK

Not seeing things clearly you are numbing yourself. See Alcohol.... The Dream Books Symbols

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DRUNK

Being under the influence of alcohol is a clear sign of repression and desire for escape: not wanting to see reality. Although it also portends wealth and health, the type of beverage leads to different interpretations: if it is wine drunkenness, there will be successes in business and love; water drunkenness, excessive fantasy and bad luck; and strong liquor drunkenness, licentiousness. Feeling drunk when you had no alcohol at all is a warning of unreliable companies around you; and to see others in that situation, sad events in the near future.

For the gypsies, seeing a drunk person means that soon you will receive a small but pleasant surprise.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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DRUNK

If you are drunk in a dream, you are expressing a desire to avoid or escape some aspect of your life.

If someone who appears in your dream is drunk, consider who the individual is through the perspective of being a character aspect of your own personality. Once you have determined what the person represents in you, consider that that area of your life is expressing avoidance or destructive tendencies.

If there is an unidentified drunk in your dream, there is more investigating to do to understand where you are holding yourself back.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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DRUNK

Being drunk, as opposed to simply be intoxicated, can represent loss of control and abandonment to irrational forces. Drunkenness can also symbolize exhaustion, as in the expression “punch drunk.”... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

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DRUNK DRIVING

If you dreamed that you or others drove a vehicle while drunk, this suggests that you are acting careless and being foolish. You are losing control of your life and need a reality check.

If you or others got arrested for driving drunk in your dream, you are feeling guilty about something. Also see “Breathalyzer Test”... My Dream Interpretation

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DRUNKARD

(Alcoholic; Enmity; Evil; Hatred; Inebriate; Temptation; Tippler. Also see Wine)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DRUNKARDS

To dream one is drunk, is very bad for all, for it signifieth great folly.

It is only good to such as are in fear; for drunkards doubt or fear nothing.

To dream one is drunk is increase of estate, and recovery of health; but when one dreams he is drunk, without drinking any wine, it is an ill omen, and he runs the hazard of being disgraced by some bad action, and of being punished by law, If a man dreams he is drunk with sack, muscatel, or some other sweet and pleasant drink.

It is a sign he will be beloved by some great lords, and grow rich thereby.

If a man dreams he is drunk and vomits, he will run the hazard of losing his estate by the violence of his prince, who will force him to an account of his means ill-gotten; or if he be a gamester, be will lose all he hath formerly won.

If anyone dreams thai being drunk, he is very much pained at heart and in his viscera, it shows that his domestics or servants will rob him of his money, or destroy his fortune without his knowledge.

If a man dreams he is drunk with pure water, he will boast causelessly of his wealth, and vaunt of another person’s strength.... The Complete Dream Book

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The Complete Dream Book

DRUNKENNESS

(Inebriety) Drunkenness in a dream represents unhappiness, stress, depression, worries, vanity, arrogance, wantonness and abuse of riches. Wine in a dream represents the king of drinks. Ifone gets drunk from wine, then tears off his shirt in the dream, it means that he has put his life in order and has it harmoniously organized. It also means that he has abused his privileges by indulging in vain pleasures of living to such a degree that he could not bear to live with such comfort or control his passions and wants.

If one is seen drinking wine to inebriety in a dream, it means that he earns unlawful money. It also means that such earnings will seem to have power over him in the way of spending them.

To become drunk in a dream without drinking alcohol means feeblemindedness or childishness of an old man. Drunkenness in a dream is a bad sign for both men and women for it denotes ignorance and complication in one’s life. However, if a scared person sees himself drunk in a dream, it means that he will overcome his fears. Pretending to be drunk in a dream means a false claim. Such a person also may be inflicted with an untrue accusation in wakefulness as a lesson, so perhaps he may refrain from false claims and he will come out of such false adversity as though he is drunk without drinking.

If a pious person sees himself drunk in a dream, it could represent his love for God Almighty.

(Also see Intoxicants)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DRUNKENNESS

Seeing other people under the influence of liquor is a forerunner of accident through carelessness.

To dream of being drunk is a distinct warning against taking chances in investing your money.... The Complete Dream Book

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DRUNKENNESS

Vision: Seeing a drunk: your present position is on shaky ground. Seeing yourself drunk: make sure you are stone sober during an upcoming negotiation. See Alcohol.... Dreamers Dictionary

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DRUNKENNESS

It can be interpreted as a negative dream, since it involves the loss of precise control over actions and circumstances. However, it can also have a positive interpretation when it represents a release of schemes and limits (social, moral, economic, etc.) governing the conscious rational world. (See DRUNK)... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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The Big Dictionary of Dreams

DRY

Without spiritual life, i.E. Blessings dried up as flowers in a drought; see “water”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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DRY

If you dream that something is dry, as in dry weather, a piece of meat, or dry land, then this reflects that you’ve been going through a dry spell, and are dealing with the facts of life, going through the motions without joy, passion, or spice. You are in need of a good cry. Your subconscious mind is giving you the message that you are not just meant to survive your life, but to thrive while you are alive. See Drought.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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DRY

A dream of drying yourself signifies that you can successfully handle your own affairs.

Listen to qualified advice but do what you think best If your dream involved drying others or others drying themselves, you may have to ask for help from a friend; don’t hesitate.

Drying of dishes or cooking utensils in a dream predicts petty annoyances; drying clothes suggests a need to shake off some conditions that are holding you back, or some people whose attitudes are depressing you.

Get on with it!... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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DRY CLEAN

To dream of dry cleaning represents that you are suiting up and showing up in your life, being hard pressed to look your best, and putting on a good appearance. You are ironing out all the wrinkles in your presentation and public image.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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DRY CLEANERS / DRY CLEANING

To dream of going to a dry cleaning store, or getting dry cleaning done, is a warning that others may be gossiping against you.... My Dream Interpretation

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DRY GRASS

Dry grass serves as a harbinger for receiving gold in the near future, Imaam Muhammad Bin Sireen (RA) used to refer to grass as pure gold. One, when he was presented with a camel load of dry grass, he looked at it for a long time, then said: “I wish I had seen this in my dream!”, for then he would have received gold.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DRY GROUND

Parched land is symbolic of ruin or apathy to spiritual things, Jer. 4:3, 48:18 ... Christian Dream Symbols

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Christian Dream Symbols

DRY LAND

(Terra firma) Seeing a dry land in a dream means reaching safety.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DRY SKIN

Suffering from dry skin condition in a dream means having spent one’s money in ways that do not please God Almighty, borrowing money from people, losing it and failure to repay one’s debts. Consequently, one will justly suffer from a forthcoming punishment.

(Also see Skin inflammation)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DRYDEN

Enduring spirit... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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DRYER

Purring wet clothes into the dryer may suggest the need to dry out or air out the emotional issues that interfere with your progress. It may represent dry ideas or those that will not take you far.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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DRYER

To dream that you are using a clothes dryer, suggests that you need to start dealing with your emotions.

The dream may also signify a dry idea that fails to bring any excitement and thrill.... My Dream Interpretation

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DRYER

A dryer removes the moisture from clothes that have already been cleaned. In this way, there is an element to this symbol that relates to the evaporation of previously powerful emotional experiences. Those experiences may in fact have made you feel dirty or unclean, so the symbol of the dryer has within it the implication that something has recently been cleaned or cleansed.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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Complete Dictionary of Dreams

DRYNESS

(Desire; Thirst) Body dryness or lack of humidity whether it affects the human being or even tree leaves in a dream means discomfort, poverty or living a wretched life. In a dream, feeling dry means stagnation of businesses, dullness of the real estate markets and unsalableness of farm products. Dryness in a dream also means poverty, slump, recession or yearning for a beloved, desiring and missing him.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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EATING / DRINKING

Bacon: To slice bacon indicates the coming death of a loved one.

To eat bacon means triumph over enemies.

If you are smoking or curing bacon, someone close to you will become ill.

Biscuit / Cookie: There will be great rejoicing.

Boiled or Roast Meat: You will tend to be melancholy and dwell a lot on the past.

Brandy: Indicative of living “high off the hog with little thought for tomorrow and little regard for your friends.

Bread: To smell bread means you will be given an opportunity to make some money.

A loaf of bread handed to you could mean a new child on the way.

To slice bread is to divide up your luck into small amounts.

To eat fresh bread is to enjoy good friendship.

To eat stale bread is to open yourself up to possible sickness.

Butter: You will have good fortune mixed with sadness. Wealth to come, but at a price.

Cabbage: To dream of eating cabbage means you will receive good luck.

To dream of cooking cabbage means you will go into debt.

Cake: Eating cake means good luck. Strangely, if a woman dreams she is eating wedding cake, it means she will have a period of bad luck.

To make and bake a cake means you will bring your own luck.

Capon: You have been deceived in your affections.

Champagne: Symbolizes money.

A bottle of champagne is the chance to make money.

To drink champagne is to receive money.

To toast a newly married couple with champagne is to be assured of success in business.

Cheese: Vexation; frustration, but final success.

Chocolate: Eating or drinking chocolate means that you will soon be going through an illness, though not a serious one.

Coffee: To drink or smell coffee is a sign of long life.

Corn: Corn on the cob indicates coming financial gain. Corn growing in a field means you will have a good and happy marriage. Popcorn means a sudden, unexpected windfall.

Cream: If you are drinking cream, you will receive an unexpected gift.

If you spill cream, you will have to pay an unexpected bill.

Eeels: Malicious enemies.

Egg: A wealth of family love.

Flour: To see flour, either packaged or at the mill, means it is a good time to invest, but don’t put all your money into one thing.

Ham: You will meet a very jolly person.

Honey: You are being falsely sweet to someone and it shows!

Jam / Jelly: To dream of putting up jam preserves means you will develop good friends among your neighbors.

Lettuce: To dream of lettuce is good, according to the Gypsies.

For a woman, it signifies a wonderful time to come with her lover(s).

For a man, it signifies the attention of a number of beautiful women.

Liquor / Liquers: You may do something you will very much regret afterwards.

Macaroni: A symbol of great distress.

Milk / Milking: To dream of drinking milk indicates you will be very lucky in love.

To dream of milking a cow means you will have to work at winning the person you desire, but you will eventually be successful.

Millet: A sign of poverty

Mustard: There will be a number of family quarrels.

Oysters: To dream that you are eating oysters is a very favorable sign, usually signifying a large family.

If you are married, your spouse will be very much in love with you and you will have several children; if you are not married, you soon will be and then will go on to have children.

Pancakes: Seeing, cooking, or eating pancakes means that some of the things you presently think of as curses in your life are going to turn out to be blessings.

Pastry: To be eating pastries means you will miss an important appointment. You could suffer illness at a most inconvenient time.

Rice: As with millet, a sign of poverty.

Salad: Various embarrassments.

Salmon: A sign of deceit.

To eat salmon means you will discover the deceiver.

Salt: You will be recognized for great wisdom.

Sausages: You will be accused of interfering in some one else’s love affair.

Soup: You will return to good health.

Vinegar: You will labor in vain for a while.

Wine: To dream that you are drinking wine is a good omen. It prognosticates health, wealth, long life, and happiness.

If you are in love, you will marry the person you adore.

If you are married, you will draw especially close to your spouse.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

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EATING AND DRINKING IN THE WILD

This suggest that he will acquire affluence in the world and progress in matters of Deen.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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EAVESDROPPING

In a dream, eavesdropping means backbiting and lies. Perhaps the one who is eavesdropping on others may become despised by the ruler or his superior. On the other hand, if one sees himself in a dream inadvertently listening to a conversation, and if the one seeing the dream is a merchant, it means that he will resign from the leadership of his business, and ifhe is a ruler, it means that he will be removed from his post.

If one sees himself harkening to another person in a dream, it means that he desires to defame him or expose his pitfalls.

If one sees himself listening to some talks of which he follows the better avenues in the dream, it means that he will receive glad tidings.

If one sees himself listening to admonition but ignoring it in a dream, it means that he lies as a habit.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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EAVESDROPPING

Being a busybody, Prov. 17:9, 20:19... Christian Dream Symbols

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EAVESDROPPING

Listening in secretly on a conversation not meant for your ears is a fortunate augury for those who are pi inning a change in their business.

The chances are all in favor of its being successful.... The Complete Dream Book

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EAVESDROPPING

To dream that you are secretly listening to the conversation of other people is a sign that some unexpected good fortune is coming to you. ... Mystic Dream Book

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EAVESDROPPING

To dream that you are eavesdropping indicates that you need to pay closer attention in your waking life to what you are being told. Your dream may also be telling you to be more open to hearing the guidance and/or criticism of others.... My Dream Interpretation

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EAVESDROPPING

A dream in which others are eaves- dropping is a warning that you are facing a dilemma from which it will be diffi- cult to extricate yourself. But any dream in which you are the eavesdropper is a forerunner of unan- ticipated good luck.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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ECKERD (DRUGSTORE)

Concern about health. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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New American Dream Dictionary

EDGAR CAYCE ON DREAMS

Cayce was able to obtain virtually an unlimited amount of knowledge on an unlimited number of subjects. One of these subjects was dreams and dream interpretation. Cayce was able to astound people by interpreting their dreams and giving them insight into their psyche, lives and even past lives. Cayce revealed that dreams are actually journeys into the spirit world.

Edgar Cayce once said, “Dreams, visions, impressions, to the entity in the normal sleeping state are the presentations of the experiences necessary for the development, if the entity would apply them in the physical life. These may be taken as warnings, as advice, as conditions to be met, conditions to be viewed in a way and manner as lessons, as truths, as they are presented in the various ways and manners.”

Cayce believed that our dreams serve several functions. Somatic dreams - dreams referring to the body - are extremely important to be mindful of. Very often dreams will offer solutions to health problems. For example, one man was plagued with food allergies for many years, but was unable to find the source of his discomfort. Then one night he went to bed and he dreamed of a can of coffee. He quit drinking coffee and his symptoms disappeared.

Cayce also believed that deceased friends and family members do occasionally visit us in our dream state. These occurrences may offer direct communication with those people or allow us to resolve our feelings about their death. The person may also represent some aspect of themselves.

During the dreaming state of sleep, we experience the different levels of consciousness and receive input from the different realms of the spirit world. Through dreaming, we have special access to our spirit within. According to the Cayce readings, there is not a question we can ask which cannot be answered from the depths of our inner consciousness when the proper attunement is made.

A dream may be of a physical, mental, or spiritual nature and may deal with all manner of psychic manifestations. These include telepathy, clairvoyance, prophetic visions, out of body traveling, remembrance of past lives, communication with beings in other realms including deceased friends and relatives, spirit guides, angels, Christ, and even the voice of God. Dreams can also give invaluable information on the status of the body.

Cayce felt that there is no dimension of human life, whether social, financial, emotional or physical, mental or spiritual with which the dream may not on occasion deal. Dreams may encourage or reprimand, instruct or deceive, inspire or seduce, guide or confuse.

The potential for an immense array of experiences in consciousness is always there. What we actually receive depends upon our attitudes, motivations, the measure of our attunement, and the extent to which we have made applicable what was received in earlier dreams and in waking experiences.

The dream world is a strange yet fascinating place! There are several different kinds of dreams. Let’s look at those in our next section.... Dreampedia

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EDREA

Powerful, prosperous, victorious... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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EROTIC DREAMS

See sex in dreams. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

EXOTIC FRUIT / DRIED FRUIT

Dreams of exotic fruit may be urging you to be more adventurous in your waking life. On the other hand, the larger and more exotic your dream appetite, the more interesting and robust your sexual hunger. Papaya connotes a need to calm emotions or anxiety. Dried fruit in your dreams, such as raisins, suggests pleasant memories or emotional nourishment from an unexpected source in waking life. They can, however, also suggest missed opportunities, negative thinking or bad timing.... The Element Encyclopedia

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EYE DROPS

If you dreamed about buying or using eye drops, you need a clearer view on a situation. There may have been a misunderstanding.... My Dream Interpretation

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EYEBRIGHT

Herb indicating clarity of vision and thought. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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EYEDROPPER

(Dropper) In a dream, a dropper signifies paying one’s debts in installments.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

FACTS TO BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION BEFORE A MU’ABBIR INTERPRETS A DREAM

It is imperative that the mu’abbir or interpreter understands fully and properly every details of a dream seen by any person. He should be able to weigh it on the scale of the rules of interpretation.

If the numerous facts emerging from a dream are such that they correspond with each other logically then such a dream will be deemed as a genuine and authentic dream. But if the facts emerging from such a dream are such that they do not correspond with each other then the interpreter should reflect on the apparent meaning of the words. Whichever meaning is nearest to the rules of interpretation, such a meaning should be adopted

If a dream is of a complicated nature so that if cannot be weighed on the scale of the rules of interpretation then such a dream will be deemed as meaningless.

If a certain dream causes the interpreter to become dubious then he should appeal to the conscience of the observer of such a dream: If the dream concerns Salaah, he should question him about Sallah; if it concerns a journey he should question him about the journey; if it concerns marriage, he should question him about marriage. Thereafter, the mu’abbir will interpret to the best of his knowledge

The interpreter should be extremely cautious when interpreting a dream: If the dream evidences obscenity and indecency he should either use pleasant words when interpreting it or simply avoid interpreting it.

It is necessary for a mu’abbir to establish the biological and logical classification of thins and give its interpretation accordingly.

The biological and logical classification of things can be made as follows : (a) geneses (b) species (c) nature and characteristics.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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FACTS TO BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION BEFORE A MU’ABBIR INTERPRETS A DREAM

It is imperative that the mu’abbir or interpreter understands fully and properly every details of a dream seen by any person. He should be able to weigh it on the scale of the rules of interpretation.

If the numerous facts emerging from a dream are such that they correspond with each other logically then such a dream will be deemed as a genuine and authentic dream. But if the facts emerging from such a dream are such that they do not correspond with each other then the interpreter should reflect on the apparent meaning of the words. Whichever meaning is nearest to the rules of interpretation, such a meaning should be adopted

If a dream is of a complicated nature so that if cannot be weighed on the scale of the rules of interpretation then such a dream will be deemed as meaningless.

If a certain dream causes the interpreter to become dubious then he should appeal to the conscience of the observer of such a dream: If the dream concerns Salaah, he should question him about Sallah; if it concerns a journey he should question him about the journey; if it concerns marriage, he should question him about marriage. Thereafter, the mu’abbir will interpret to the best of his knowledge

The interpreter should be extremely cautious when interpreting a dream: If the dream evidences obscenity and indecency he should either use pleasant words when interpreting it or simply avoid interpreting it.

It is necessary for a mu’abbir to establish the biological and logical classification of thins and give its interpretation accordingly.

The biological and logical classification of things can be made as follows : (a) geneses (b) species (c) nature and characteristics.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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FALLING / DROWNING

There is an old wives’ tale that says if you dream you are falling and you hit the bottom, you will die. This is not true. Falling is one of the most common nightmares amongst people of all ages, and may be a reflection of feeling insecure, helpless or of having no support or solid grounding. Dreaming about drowning is less common and often occurs when you feel overwhelmed. Both scenarios involve life-or-death situations and can be traced back to prehistoric origins; dreams of falling reflect a time when our ancestors took risks when climbing trees. Falling dreams of modern life often take place from high buildings, elevators and rooftops. Likewise, dreams of drowning relate to our inborn need to breathe for survival. People often awake to ‘escape’ the danger in the dream.... The Element Encyclopedia

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FAMOUS DREAMS

Through the centuries, the dreaming mind has been credited with being the source of ideas, insights, revelations and guidance, some of which have changed the course of history. Here are just a few well- known examples:

Julius Caesar’s decision to cross the Rubicon is attributed to a dream in which he saw himself in bed with his mother (Mother Rome, the seers told him). His assassination was foretold in his wife’s Calpurnia’s dream. ‘She held him in her arms, bleeding and stabbed.’ Another Caesar, Caesar Augustus, is said to have walked the streets as a beggar because of instructions he received in a dream.

St Francis of Assisi founded the Franciscan Order because of a dream in which Jesus Christ spoke from the cross, telling him to ‘go set my house in order’.

Dante relates that the whole story of The Divine Comedy was revealed to him in a dream on Good Friday in 1300. When he died in 1321, part of the manuscript was lost. His son Jocojso found the manuscript after a dream in which his father showed him where to look.

Genghis Khan is reported to have received his battle plans from his dreams. He is also reported to have been told in a dream that he was a chosen one.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s famous poem, ‘Kubla Khan’, was written upon awakening from an opium-affected dream.

Robert Louis Stephenson believed that his best stories came from his dreams. He reported that the theme for Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was derived from a dream. He also reported other breakthroughs in his writing that came from his dreams. He suffered as a child from nightmares and learned to control his dreams to change the nightmares. He said he used his dreams to revise plays and stories while asleep.

Abraham Lincoln dreamt, days before his assassination, of great cries coming from the East Wing of the White House. When he investigated, he was told by soldiers on guard that they weeping for the president who had been assassinated. Days later, his body was held in state in the East Wing so people could pay their last respects.

Friedrich August Kekulé von Stradonitz was a chemist working on the chemical structure of benzene. He reported that he got fed up with his data, which made no sense interpreted as a ‘long string’ molecule. He was dozing in his comfy chair when he was startled by the image of a snake biting its own tail. He woke and worked out the mathematics of the benzene molecule as a ring rather than a long string.

Guiseppe Tartini (Italian violinist and composer) composed one of his greatest works, ‘The Devil’s Trill’, as a result of a dream he had in 1713. In the dream, he handed his violin to the devil himself, who began to ‘play with consummate skill a sonata of such exquisite beauty as surpassed the boldest flights of my imagination. I felt enraptured, transported, enchanted; my breath was taken away, and I awoke. Seizing my violin I tried to retain the sounds I had heard. But it was in vain. The piece I then composed...was the best I ever wrote, but how far below the one I heard in my dream!’

Elias Howe, the inventor of the sewing machine, wrote that he got the core idea, the breakthrough concept, from a dream. It was a nightmare. He had been captured by cannibals. They were preparing to cook him and they were dancing around the fire waving their spears. Howe noticed at the head of each spear there was a small hole through the shaft, and the up and down motion of the spears and the hole remained with him when he woke. The idea of passing the thread through the needle close to the point, not at the other end, was a major innovation in making mechanical sewing possible.

Niels Bohr reported that he developed the model of the atom based on a dream of sitting on the sun with all the planets hissing around on tiny cords.

Paul McCartney heard a haunting melody in one of his dreams, confirmed that none of the Beatles had heard it before, and wrote it down. It became the tune for the famous song, ‘Yesterday’.... Dreampedia

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FEATURES OF HANDWRITING IN DREAMS

Professional graphologists can recognize several hundred handwriting features which they believe reveal aspects of a person’s character.

Here are some basic handwriting features that may help you interpret the message hidden in the handwriting in your dream:... The Element Encyclopedia

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FIRE DRILL

If you dream of participating in a fire drill, you are mentally practising for a change you are going through in real life.... My Dream Interpretation

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FIRE HYDRANT

To see a fire hydrant in your dream symbolizes renewal. You are ready to make a fresh start.

A flowing hydrant is a forecast of fading worries.

A burst hydrant suggests you should express your pent up anger and feelings before they explode.

A dream of a fireman fastening a hose onto a hydrant indicates a lucky escape from potential danger.... My Dream Interpretation

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FLOAT (DRINK)

To dream of drinking a float (a drink of pop and ice cream) foretells happiness and peaceful times with family. It may also suggest that you want to strengthen your bonds with friends and loved ones.... My Dream Interpretation

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FLOOD / DROUGHT / FAMINE / TSUNAMI

Flood dreams are frightening, but they also suggest a release of energy or pent- up frustration that needs to be set free before progress can be made. To be in the middle of a flood indicates that you are being overwhelmed by these feelings, whilst watching a flood suggests you are watching yourself.

If you are not good at expressing yourself verbally, dreaming of a flood may help you come to terms with your anxieties and insecurities.

If you dream of being drowned, it suggests you are in danger of being overwhelmed by emotions you cannot handle or that you are fearful of allowing your emotions free expression. Drowning may also indicate an inability to handle stress and a feeling that you have no control. The natural disasters of flooding, tsunami and drought indicate great hardship for the dreamer, but they also offer hope. For example, if you dream that you are immersed in rising water or that your house is flooded, this indicates the emergence of a personal crisis. However, if adequate precautions are put in place, or you heed warning signs of impending disaster, it is possible to avert or overcome the disaster. Similarly, a dream in which you endure a drought portends misfortune, and scant reward for your effort, but the dreamer can take comfort that this difficult time will pass, leaving you wiser and better prepared for any future crises with which life may surprise you.

Tidal waves or tsunamis often represent a cascade of emotion or impending change in your life. It is not unusual for someone struggling with a tough situation, such as the loss of a job, illness in the family and so on, to dream of being threatened by a tidal wave. A tidal wave in this instance depicts the emotional devastation that occurs when situations change in unexpected, or unwanted, ways. Whether the wave represents emotion, change, or something or someone else, to you the implication is that you are in the thick of it now and you have little to gain by running away or denying it. Your best approach is to ride the wave, accept that you feel overwhelmed for a while, but know that this isn’t permanent as the storm will run its course and you’ll emerge wiser and stronger.

Famine and drought dreams can also indicate that you are emotionally drained in waking life.

If you are hungry in your dream, your needs or demands, physically, emotionally and mentally are not being met.Starvation dreams also indicate that something within yourself is not being given due attention; aspects of yourself are being impoverished and ignored. Perhaps your partner is draining you and you are feeling exhausted.

If scenes of poverty feature in your dream, this often indicates feelings of being inadequate, or negative emotions depriving you of your well-being. On the other hand, dreams about starvation and poverty may be hinting at your humanitarian qualities, and could be suggesting that you could do more for charity.... The Element Encyclopedia

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FOOD AND DRINK

As food and drink are important and familiar to us, it is no surprise that eating or drinking often features in our dreams.

In some cases, dreams that focus on food and drink may arise out of nocturnal hunger or thirst but, more often than not, such dreams provide symbols that refer to other appetites; these could be, for example, our desire for spiritual, emotional and intellectual nourishment, or for sensory or sexual gratification. For Freud, food represented sexuality because he considered the mouth to be the primary erogenous zone. Most dream analysts, however, follow Jung’s lead and suggest that dream food represents the qualities you are taking in, or need to take in, to yourself for personal, emotional and spiritual development. In other words, the dream is trying to compensate for your feeling of being malnourished in some aspect of your waking life and it could be pointing to a physical, intellectual, spiritual or emotional source for this hunger.

Dreams of being thirsty, drinking or drunk, cooking, comfort eating or dining out, fasting or gorging can send you powerful messages about your current state of psychological well-being.

If a specific food was highlighted in your dream, this might also be significant; different types of food can mean different things. As always when interpreting dream images, it is important to examine what your personal associations with that food are first.... The Element Encyclopedia

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FORGETFULNESS OF DREAMS

See science, sleep and dreams, fortress See house, buildings. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

FORMAL DRESS

To see or wear a formal dress in your dream, symbolizes your embrace of your feminine side. You are freely expressing your femininity and using your female intuition to guide you.

If the dress is white, it suggests that you want to appear pure and angelic toward others.... My Dream Interpretation

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FRIGHT

(Alarm; Shy) A fright in a dream means sickness or stress.

If a sick person or one who is suffering from stress is seized by fear in a dream, it means that he will recover from his illness or dispel his stress.

(Also see Fear; Horse fright)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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FRIGHT

A sudden fright is a forerunner of a calm period of life in easy circumstances.... The Complete Dream Book

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FRIGHT

The augury of this emotion depends on the action.

If you had a sudden fright it indicates an unexpected success in some current activity; if your feeling of fright was general and/or steady, it indicates that whatever your current fears are they will not materialize; however, if you dreamed of deliberately frightening another person, you can expect reverses due to your lack of judgment... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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FRIGHT

see Fear... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

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FRIGHT OR FRIGHTENED

A dream of contrary; the more dreadful your ordeal, the greater your success. Your business affairs will prosper if you persevere, whatever your present difficulties.... Mystic Dream Book

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FRIGHTENED

To dream that you are frightened at anything, denotes temporary and fleeting worries. See Affrighted. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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FRIGHTENED

See Fear.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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FUNCTIONS OF DREAMS

Over the years many theories to ex­plain the ‘why’ of dreams have been put forward. These range from dreams being messages from spirits; being results of food eaten prior to sleep; the mind freewheeling nonsensi­cally; the garbage disposal system of the mind; suggestions from waking experience; a computer reprogramming for the brain; to Freud’s wish fulfilment and Jung’s compensation theory.

If we do not argue any particular theory, however, then perhaps we see dreams as having a much wider function.

The most primal drives observable are survival, growth and repro­duction. Other urges, such as eating, social position, curiosity, are secondary.

The human animal appears to have survived and reproduced more capably after the development of self awareness, language and reasoning. With or without these, we remain an animal with a psychobiological nature. All ani­mals are known to dream. All animals share a certain situa­tion. They have an internal world out of which arises im­pulses (to eat, to mate, to avoid danger) and feeling reactions (anger, fear, anticipation). And they have an external world which confronts them with real survival dangers, sources of food, a mate, changes in environmental conditions.

A dream lies somewhere between these two worlds.

We can think of the human personality as being like a special son of cavity into which all these influences are dropped or are thrown. Physical sensations, internal drives and emotions, language, social rules, religious ideas; prompts to make decisions; news of war, massive media and advertis­ing information, are all dropped in.

The cavity has to deal with it, but as it is a mixture of things, many of which are in opposition, some sort of balance has to be kept. But how? And it cannot be simply a matter of throwing out all of one sort or aspect of things. Eradicating the memory of criticism might make us more calm, but it would limit the process of psychological growth, which has survival value.

Dreams can be seen to be connected with our survival and self regulating process. Because this involves all aspects of oneself and one’s experience, one cannot give dreams a single definition. They probably have many secondary functions, such as an interface to balance the internal and external influ­ences, to compensate between the inner needs and outer real­ity—a baby may miss its feed so, to cope with this primal need, it may dream of being fed. Traumatic or exterior danger­ous events, which cannot be processed immediately, can be stored and dealt with (experimented with or abreacted) while asleep. In higher mammals, infant traumas can be stored and dealt with in sleep when, or if, a stronger ego develops.

To meet the loneliness and isolation of consciousness’ or fears of death, the dream can link the waking self with its unconscious sense of unity or God.

To meet survival needs of primitive human beings prior to rational thought, the dream probably acted as a computer, synthesising experience and information, giving rise to creative solutions to hunting or social situations, presented as sleeping or waking imagery. This may explain why many pnmitive people say skills such as farming, weav­ing, writing, were told them by a vision of a god or goddess.

If we realise that the dream is an end product of a process which produces it, it enables us to see that the process’ (the survival function which regulates, compensates, links, prob­lem solves) can be accessed without meeting the dream. See sleep movements; dream process as computer; Adler; Freud; Jung. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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GENERAL RULE PERTAINING TO A DREAM WITH TWO SCENES WITH OPPOSING INTERPRETATIONS

When two separate things with opposing interpretations are seen in a dream then the stronger or better of the two interpretations will be given. As an example is a person sees a bathroom and himself as removing hair using a lotion or lime-whereas a bathroom represents grief and sorrow and removing hair using a lotion or lime represents the removing of grief and sorrow- it means that his grief and sorrow will be removed, for the dream of removing hair using lime or lotion is regarded as stronger or better.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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GESTALT DREAM WORK

See dream processing. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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GIVING PEOPLE WATER TO DRINK

Drawing water from the well and seeing impurities and filth in such water means the person doing so will pollute his wealth with haraam wealth.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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GOOD AND EVIL PEOPLE IN DREAMS

Now and again your dreaming mind may conjure up powerful images of notoriously evil people to warn you against the destructive effects of negative forces in yourself, or in some aspect of your waking life. These people embody the classic shadow or villain archetype. Similarly, your dreaming mind may come up with images of people celebrated for their incredible compassion and goodness; your unconscious may have chosen such people to inspire and encourage you to find healing within, or to reach out to others with compassion. Such images are typically archetypal symbols of the teacher and healer.

The following list is merely a starting point, being far from comprehensive, but if any of these well-known figures appear in your dreams, try to find out why. They are such vivid and colorful examples of the potential power of good or evil in waking life that their appearance in dreamland should be taken extremely seriously as a powerful message from your unconscious.... The Element Encyclopedia

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GRANDCHILDREN

A crown, Prov. 17:6... Christian Dream Symbols

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GUM DROPS

See Candy.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

HAIR DRYER

To dream of using a hair dryer symbolzies emotional affairs and promises either an improvement in your current relationship or a new romance.

To dream of having your hair blown dry by a hairdresser is a warning against repeating gossip.... My Dream Interpretation

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HAIR-DRESSER

Should you visit a hair-dresser in your dreams, you will be connected with a sensation caused by the indiscretion of a good looking woman.

To a woman, this dream means a family disturbance and well merited censures.

For a woman to dream of having her hair colored, she will narrowly escape the scorn of society, as enemies will seek to blight her reputation.

To have her hair dressed, denotes that she will run after frivolous things, and use any means to bend people to her wishes.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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HAIRDRESSER

1. Exerting control over others.

2. Self or self-image needs attention.

3. Success will have to wait. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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HAIRDRESSER

(Barber) In a dream, a hairdresser represents a person who justly manages people’s assets, or directs them through the right channels.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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HAIRDRESSER

See Barber.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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HAIRDRESSER

1- For many women, her hairdresser is someone with whom she can communicate freely. In dreams the hairdresser may appear as the part of ourselves which deals with self- image and the way we feel about ourselves. We perhaps need to consider ways in which we can change our image.

2- Psychologically and intellectually, the hairdresser can represent the healer within us.

An intimate yet objective relationship can be important within our lives.

A hairdresser appearing in dreams would signify this relationship.

3- In terms of spirituality the connection between self-image and beauty is obvious. We cannot grow spiritually unless we like ourselves.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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HAIRDRESSER

To dream that you are a hairdresser indicates that you are pressing your morals or beliefs onto other people. You may have to work on your own self-esteem and increase your positive image. On the contrary, this could indicate your thoughts or beliefs about your sexuality.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

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HAIRDRESSER

For a woman to dream of going to a hairdresser shows she will soon be entangled in some family scandal concerning the morals of a member of her family. Should she have her hair dyed, she will narrowly escape imprisonment.

For a man to dream of a hairdresser will presage much gossip or a need to dominate a beautiful woman.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

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Encyclopedia of Dreams

HAIRDRESSER

Dreams of a hairdresser symbolize that you are being nurtured and taken care of.

If your hair is being cut, this symbolizes that you are being supported in your transformation. Because a hairdresser is altering and cleaning up your hair, which is associated with the 7th Chakra, a hairdresser can also symbolize one who influences your higher thoughts and opens you up to spiritual insights and ideas. See Hair and Haircut.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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HAIRDRESSER

In terms of spirituality there is an obvious connection between self-image and beauty; we cannot grow spiritually unless we like ourselves.

A hairdresser in dreams may also signify that our ego needs some attention.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Dream Meanings of Versatile

HAIRDRESSER

Psychological / emotional perspective: Psychologically and intellectually, the hairdresser can represent the healer within us. Developing an intimate yet objective relationship, with ourselves or others, can be valuable and a hairdresser appearing in dreams would signify this.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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HAIRDRESSER

Material aspects: In dreams the hairdresser may appear as the part of ourselves that deals with self-image and the way we feel about ourselves. We perhaps need to consider ways in which we can change our image or how we look at things.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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HAIRDRESSER

Gives gender - specific: For many women, her hairdresser is someone with whom she can communicate freely. In her dreams, therefore, this will represent freedom of speech. In a man’s dream, as grooming becomes more important, his hairdresser will suggest a feel-good factor.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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HAIRDRESSER

To dream that you are a hairdresser, suggests that you are pushing your ideas and opinions on others. This dream may also mean that you need to work on improving your self-image.

If you dream of going to the hairdresser, look up the meaning under “Salon”... My Dream Interpretation

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HAIRDRESSER

This is a common dream with women because they are very concerned with their appearance.

It is a simple matter to have the face of a hairdresser, male or female, confused with that of a friend or a member of the family. These are natural routine dreams such as everyday chores at home or office.... Psycho Dream Interpretation

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HAIRDRESSER, BARBER

Vision: If a hairdresser is cutting your hair: don’t let odiers influence you—it would cause harm. In the case of a young woman or young man, the dream means an engagement or a wedding; for older people it means material good fortune. Women dreaming about getting their hair cut very short: they are keeping their feelings under control.

Depth Psychology: Dreams about hairdressers and barbers mean you want to look good, are a bit vain, and hope to have sex appeal. Don’t be so concerned about your appearance that your love life becomes superficial.... Dreamers Dictionary

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HARD DRIVE

The hard drive in your personal computer is where information is stored.

If your hard drive has crashed in your dreams, it may point to a significant loss of information, which may create lasting problems and great emotional pain.

If the hard dnvc is full, it may reflect feelings of being oversaturat- ed by information or processing all you can handle. It may also point to the need to dnve hard to pursue a goal.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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HEADDRESS

(See Head cover; Head)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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HEALING DREAMS

There is a long tradition of dreams being a resource for physical and psychological healing. The ancient Greek god Aesculapius was believed to come to people in their sleep to offer healing through their dreams. The sick and wounded would travel from far away places to sleep in the temple of Aesculapius to let the healer enter their dreams and heal them. The Greek philosopher Aristotle believed that premonitory dreams of sickness could be caused by the dreamer’s unconscious recognition of the symptoms. He postulated that dreams may be premonitions of an illness coming from within the body, where some ’unconscious’ mind recognized early symptoms that had not yet come to the attention of the ’waking self’. The Iroquois Amerindians used a social form of dream therapy and one of the earliest recorded instances of such healing is the famous story in the Old Testament, when Joseph revealed the meaning of dreams to Pharaoh.

Sigmund Freud pioneered the use of dreams in therapy, bringing them to widespread attention, but many other approaches have been developed since then. The common feature for people who use dreams as therapeutic tools for physical and emotional healing is that dreams can empower them; they feel in touch with a powerful inner process that they believe is working actively for their own good.

Since time immemorial, people have created special places in which to sleep and dream. The dreaming chamber on the island of Malta is one example, but ancient dream temples can be found all over the world. These places were meant to ’incubate’ wise, deep dreams that would bring guidance and healing to the dreamer. Most of us do not have a dream temple located conveniently nearby; but the idea of receiving valuable, healing dreams is an appealing one, so here are four simple steps for creating a dream temple anywhere you like.

Find or create a special place for dreaming
For those of us fortunate enough to have more than enough rooms in our living space, the answer is simple: make one of those rooms— perhaps a guest room that is rarely used—into a dream place. Furnish it sparklingly, but make sure that the bed is comfortable. For the majority of us who don’t have a room to spare, we need to be a little bit more creative. Clear some space in a room in which you are comfortable and designate it as your dream place. All the time, keep in mind that you are preparing your sleeping space to facilitate your dreaming.

Prepare yourself
You are going to be welcoming dreams in a way that you don’t ordinarily do, so treat the experience as special from the outset. You might want to take a long bath. Make yourself comfortable. Eat lightly, if at all, for dinner. It’s probably best if you don’t consume alcohol or smoke the day before your dream incubation. As you go through your activities, keep in mind that you are preparing yourself to welcome dreams.

Focus on dreaming
Throughout your day, you are simply preparing yourself to be more receptive to dreams. Focus on dreaming.

If you have a particular issue in your life, you might tell yourself to ask for guidance in your dream.

Sweet dreams
This is not a one-shot exploration. Try it for a few days or even for a week—or for as long as you like. ... The Element Encyclopedia

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HEART, BEING DRAINED

Emotions removed to perform function.... Expansions Dream Dictionary

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HERALDRY

(see Signage, Pictographs)

In the Middle Ages, a person’s coat of arms revealed a great deal, including family lineage, trades, and characteristics. These often appeared on armor so that honors won in battle could be properly attributed (and so you didn’t accidentally kill an ally).

For your dream, consider first what appears on heraldry 7 for more clues. Each item and color symbolizes aspects of you, your relationships with others, your profession, and how all these facets of your life intermingle. Additionally, having an item like this show up in your dream may represent an unfulfilled need to set yourself apart somehow, and make your mark.... The Language of Dreams

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HORSE FRIGHT

Shying, as in a horse fright, in a dream means hastening to undertake ajourney, moving quickly from one place to another, or substituting one school of thought for another, adopting a new ideology, or changing one’s religion.

(Also see Horse)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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HOW TO REMEMBER YOUR DREAMS

When beginning the steps towards interpreting your dreams, many people find it helpful to keep a notebook – a dream journal, if you will – right next to your bed with a pen or pencil. As soon as you are physically able, begin your journal.

Write down your dream as soon as you remember it. Write down everything you remember, even if it doesn’t make sense. Most often, the parts that don’t make sense or are out of place are the most valuable. Every detail, even the minutest element in your dream is important and must be considered when analyzing your dreams. Look closely at the characters, animals, objects, places, emotions, and even color and numbers that are depicted in your dreams.

Ask yourself, “What does this remind me of?” Write down the first thing that comes to your mind. This will likely be the real situation in your life that is symbolized in the dream. What did that real-life situation make you feel like? If this is the same feeling represented in your dream, you’re on the right track. Often when there is more than one part to your dream (more than one story line) that usually means there are two things your subconscious is trying to tell you.

Remember that we have between four and seven dreams per night. If you wake up from a dream, write it down. Don’t roll over and go back to sleep. If you don’t write it down, you’ll never remember it in the morning! At the very least, you can jot down the basic premise of the dream and go back in the morning to fill in the rest of the details such as feelings, etc.

Suggest to yourself every night as you fall asleep, “I will remember my dreams.” Say this over and over. Your sub-conscious will act on this subtle suggestion. Practice keen observation in your dreams through self-suggestion prior to sleep. When a problem confronts you, you might want to ask by prayer for guidance to be sent to you through your dreams.

Trust your instincts! If something seems important, it probably is. Try not to let your logical side take over.

So you’ve got your dreams down on paper. Where do you go next? The next step would be interpretation.... Dreampedia

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HOW TO REMEMBER YOUR DREAMS

Many people are convinced that they do not dream. ‘My head hits the pillow and I’m out for the count’, they often say, ‘and when Iwake up in the morning, I cannot recall having had any dreams’. Scientific research, however, confirms that we all dream at regular intervals throughout the night.

Every 90 minutes or so your eyes move rapidly around under your closed eyelids. At the same time your brainwaves become highly active, almost as though you were awake. It’s during this period of what is known as ‘Rapid Eye Movement’ or ‘REM sleep’ that you dream. In the early part of the night, which is when sleep is deepest, the REM periods are quite short, lasting only a few minutes at most. Towards morning, as your sleep becomes lighter, the REM episodes become longer. The last dream you have just before waking up can last for as long as three-quarters of an hour.

During REM sleep, your body is immobilized. This means that if you have a nightmare where you try to run away or cry out, you feel para¬ lyzed. People who walk and talk in their sleep usually do so between periods of REM sleep when the body is once again able to move.

Although some people have a natural facility for remembering their dreams, particularly those with emotional, creative or introverted personalities, few can bring back the whole experience whilst others recall little or nothing. Accurate dream recall is not easy. You learn it, as you learn any skill, by developing an interest, maintaining your enthusiasm and following a routine.

If you have a stressful lifestyle, try not to watch television late in the evening. Instead, spend a few minutes relaxing quietly and letting go of the day’s concerns. If you find it hard to switch off, light reading can be helpful and alcohol and coffee late at night should be avoided. They

are known to inhibit dream recall, as can sleeping pills. Keep a pen and a notebook within easy reach of your bed. Leave this special notebook open and write down the date as a signal to your subconscious mind that you intend to remember a dream.

As you start drifting off into sleep, tell yourself: Tonight Ishall have a dream and remember it in the morning.’ When you wake up, lie still and keep your eyes closed. Allow your mind to stay relaxed, drifting back until you recapture a fragment of a dream. Even a single image is better than nothing. As soon as you remember anything, write it down, however trivial it seems. Make it a habit to write something - even a note of the mood you woke up in is better than nothing. It’s important to do this first thing, before you get out of bed. The simple act of changing your position in bed can be enough to make a dream disappear without trace. A loud alarm clock can have a similar effect. Do remember that no skill is acquired overnight. Be patient and persevere.... Dreampedia

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HUMAN RIGHTS

(See Destruction)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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HUNDRED DOLLAR BILL

Total Awareness of God-Mind. ... Expansions Dream Dictionary

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HYDRA

To see a hydra or seven-headed serpent signifies temptation (Art). See symbolism of the serpent.... The Fabric of Dream

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HYDRA

To dream you see a serpent, or seven-headed hydra, signifies sin and temptation.... The Complete Dream Book

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HYDRANGEA

This flower is a symbol that tends to denote frigidity.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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The Big Dictionary of Dreams

HYDRANT

See “faucet”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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HYDRANT

To see a fire hydrant in your dream symbolizes renewal. You are ready to make a fresh start.

A flowing hydrant is a forecast of fading worries.

A burst hydrant suggests you should express your pent up anger and feelings before they explode.

A dream of a fireman fastening a hose onto a hydrant indicates a lucky escape from potential danger.... My Dream Interpretation

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HYDRANT

A flowing hydrant is a forecast of fading worries; a burst hydrant predicts great wealth in the future; a dream of a fireman fastening a hose on a hydrant indicates a lucky escape from potential danger.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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HYDROPHOBIA

To dream that you are afflicted with hydrophobia, denotes enemies and change of business.

To see others thus afflicted, your work will be interrupted by death or ungrateful dependence.

To dream that an animal with the rabies bites you, you will be betrayed by your dearest friend, and much scandal will be brought to light.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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HYDROPHOBIA

1. Fear of emotional “drowning” or being over­whelmed, often in a relationship.

2. Feminine side of self, possi­ble difficulty in understanding or acceptance.

3. A fear of inner exploration, looking inward. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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HYDROPHOBIA

Robbery and losses; guard your treasures.... Mystic Dream Book

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Mystic Dream Book

HYDROPLANE

Whether float- ing, taking off, or landing, a hydroplane in your dream signifies a satisfactory solu- tion to a troublesome situ-ation.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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HYPNOSIS AND DREAMS

Many experiments have been done using hypnosis in connection with dreams. In the early pan of this century Carl Schroetter hypnotised Miss E, a pharmacist, in an attempt to test Freud’s theory of symbol formation. He suggested Miss E would dream of having homosexual inter­course with a female friend, L.

The dream she subsequently reported was ‘1 sit in a small dirty cafe holding a tremendous French newspaper ...

A woman with a strong Yiddish ac­cent—L is Jewish—asks me twice, “Don’t you need any­thing?” I don’t answer . . . she comes a third time . . . I recognise her as my acquaintance. She holds a threadbare suitcase with a sticker on it that reads “For ladies only!” I leave the cafe with her . . . she hangs onto me which I find unpleasant but suffer it . . . Before her house she pulls out an enormous bunch of keys and gives one to me. “1 trust only you with it; it is the key to this case. You might like to use it. Just watch that my husband doesn’t get hold of it.” ‘ The dream contains several of the classical Freudian symbols of sex, such as the suitcase, the key and the phrase For ladies only’. Miss E had not, according to Schroetter, heard or read of Freud’s ideas.

Roffenstein, suspecting Miss E may have known something of Freudian ideas, chose ‘a 28-year-old, totally uneducated nursemaid of lower than average intelligence, who grew up and still lives in an uneducated milieu’. He suggested she dream of intercourse with her father. She reported: ‘I dreamt about my father, as if he had presented me with a great bag and with it he gave me a large key. It was a very large key. It looked like the key to a house. I had a sad feeling. I opened the bag. I snake jumped out against my mouth; I shrieked aloud.

More recent expenments are reponed by Woods and Greenhouse in New Wbrld of Dreams.

The suggestion was made to one subject that as a child she had wet the bed and her mother scolded her. That night she dreamt she fell into a pond in winter and her mother was angry.

An interesting aspect of these experiments is that another subject under hyp­nosis was told the dream and asked what it meant. Without hesitation she said. Oh, that girl must have wet the bed.’ This and other experiments suggest humans have an inherent, al­though perhaps unconscious, ability to understand the lan­guage of dreams. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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HYPOCHONDRIAC

A neurosis revealed in order to prevent morbid concern... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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IDENTITY AND DREAMS

To have a sense of personal existence distinct from others may be unique to human beings, and in large measure due to the learning of language. Jung and Neumann’s studies of the historical development of identity suggest, in an evolutionary sense, that having an T is still a very newly acquired function. This makes it vulnerable.

It is also noticeably something which develops during childhood and reaches different levels of maturity during adulthood. Al­though it is our central experience, it remains an enigma—a will o’ the wisp, which loses itself in dreams and sleep, yet is so dominant and sure in waking.

In dreams, our sense of self—our ego, personality or iden­tity—is depicted by our own body, or sometim