According to the Aguaruna, dreams may reveal emergent possibilities and events that are developing but have not yet occurred or become fully accomplished facts. Dreams are generally regarded as taking place during the wanderings of the soul during sleep, when it encounters other souls and discovers their intentions. However, the recent exposure of the Aguaruna to Christian concepts of the soul has introduced confusion regarding their understanding of dream experiences, in that some Aguaruna now argue that soul loss of any kind can only result in sickness.
In any case, dreams are considered exclusive events experienced only by the dreamer; they cannot be seen by other people. Dreams can be distinguished according to whether they are spontaneous or intentionally sought. The latter are more significant than the former, in that they require more personal sacrifice and offer greater rewards with respect to their manipulative potential. For the Aguaruna dreams represent a potential field for exercising human control because they occur in an arena of direct contact between people and powerful supernatural beings.
The most powerful Aguaruna dreams con- cern success in hunting and warfare, and they exercise the same control over the world as magic songs (which might be regarded as magic “spells”). A highly esteemed dream experience is the establishment of contact between a man and an ancient warrior soul that enables him to sur- vive an attack. This type of dream usually involves an initial vision of a terrifying entity that the dreamer must confront, followed by the apparition of the ancient warrior, who acknowledges the dreamer and confirms his future victory in battle. Dreams are often used as vehicles for the expression of authority by leaders and people in positions of power, and their complexity generally invites interpretation by people who have accumulated experience and knowledge in this field.... Dreampedia
2- Mentally we are not using our best faculties. When she looked backwards, loot’s wife was turned into a pillar of salt.
To look back into the past can be detrimental.
3- Regressive tendencies can cause us to move backwards into previous behaviour patterns.
The dreamer should take note of what is happening in his life at this time, and determine the reasons for this.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To be looking back in dreams suggests that mentally we are not using our best faculties or are not looking to the future.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
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
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
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
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
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
For the gypsies, seeing a drunk person means that soon you will receive a small but pleasant surprise.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
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
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
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
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
The dream may also mean getting out of an unpleasant situation in good shape, but don’t “run over” other people and expect that they will accept your plan or idea. Running over somebody with your car: your carelessness will cost you money.
Depth Psychology: Dreaming about being run over by a train, ear, or machine: you have maneuvered yourself into a situation that vou can’t handle.... Dreamers Dictionary
A homerun can also be symbolic of a desire for a sexual experience.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If pomegranates appear in your dream, they signify fertility, good health and longevity, as well as the allure of sex. To see prunes in your dream symbolizes an emotional or creative blockage. They may also represent aging, as suggested by the saying ’as wrinkled as a prune’.... The Element Encyclopedia
Idioms: run for one’s money; run of the house; out of the running; on the run; run along; run down; run for it; run out of steam; run out on someone; run up against, run wild. See second example in emotions, mood; Am / meeting things I fear? in dream processing; nightmares; chased. See also lucidity. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If you are running toward someone or something, then you are motivated, exuberant, passionate, excited and prepared for the challenge/opportunity at hand. Consider the feeling tone.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If running in slow motion, you soon will have to face your fear, and cannot put it off much longer. To get insight: stop, face your pursuer, and ask for understanding. Facing a fear dissolves it, and removes a heavy burden of anxiety from your consciousness.
If running toward something, you are eager to begin new growth and get on with your path. See Race.... The Dream Books Symbols
2. A fear of dealing with challenges—usually in life, frequently in relationships.
3. Actions or activities are an immature diversion, an escape.
4. Feelings that life or situations are extremely out of control (as in “runaway” vehicle, train or most modes of transportation). ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you stumble or fall, you will lose property and reputation. Running alone, indicates that you will outstrip your friends in the race for wealth, and you will occupy a higher place in social life.
If you run from danger, you will be threatened with losses, and you will despair of adjusting matters agreeably.
To see others thus running, you will be oppressed by the threatened downfall of friends.
To see stock running, warns you to be careful in making new trades or undertaking new tasks. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Avoidance of conﬂict or confrontations; fears and anger (to run from something).
3. Enthusiasm toward goals (to run toward something).
4. Good luck and happiness. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you are simply running with no goal, it may be an indication that you need to slow down in your every day life.
If you are competing, you need to consider your recent rivalries and realistically look at the current challenges.
If you are running in a race and win, your unconscious may be expressing confidence that you may or may not feel in the wakened state. Running in your dreams may also symbolize the energy levels, the strength, or the force that you have to get through life.
(A similar definition appears on top of the page for Race , since many people continue to ask me for running, I decided to list them separately.)... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
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.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
To be running forwards suggests confidence and ability.
To be run- ning away from signifies fear and an inability to do something.
2- Obviously in dreams of running, time and place are significant. Where we are going will perhaps indicate why speed is needed, although if we arc being pursued this will also give some kind of reason.
To be running something as in managing - is to be taking responsibility.
3- Running in dreams suggests the potential for anxiety or distress. Spiritually we may be trying to do something too quickly.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
What’s chasing you, or from what are you trying to escape? Perhaps the past or an unpleasant experience?
Hurrying, without necessarily having a defined goal. ... The Language of Dreams
Depth Psychology: Are you running after someone (or something)? Are you running away from something, someone, or yourselfr Maybe your own fear or your own feelings? How does running make you feel: satisfied and happy? Or do you feel you’re being chased?... Dreamers Dictionary
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.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
The original marathon signalled victory and was a trial to the death. Running races or marathons in dreams are, therefore, tests of endurance.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If we are being pursued this will also give some kind of reason.
To be running something – managing – is to be taking responsibility.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To be running forwards suggests confidence and ability.
To be running away from someone or something signifies fear and an inability to do something. Running back to something indicates that a readjustment or reassessment is necessary.
If we do not know our destination we may not have thought through a plan properly.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If such a situation is not readily recognized by the dreamer, looking to the other symbols in the dream should give the answer. Astrological parallel: Pisces... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
If the dreamer is running with others contests or festivities may be subconsciously latent in the dreamers mind.
If the dreamer is running away from someone there is a fear of loss of money or a hatred for that someone.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
(See Slow Motion.)... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If you are running forwards, this indicates confidence or taking responsibility. To be running backwards or away from something signifies fear, or an inability to achieve your goals. A spiritual interpretation of running dreams could suggest that you are trying to do something too quickly.
To dream that you want to run but cannot suggests that your ambitions are harder to accomplish than you thought.... The Element Encyclopedia
Running away from something in a dream means turning to God Almighty and seeking refuge in Him for safety and protection. Runningawayin a dream also could mean receivingan appointment, or it could mean repentance from a sin, or it could mean one’s death.
If one sees himself running away to escape from an enemy he fears in a dream, it means that he will be safe. Ifa man ofknowledge or a scholar sees himselfrunning away from an enemy in fear in a dream, it means that he will be asked to sit as ajudge, or to govern.
If one sees himself running away but has no fear in the dream, it means his death.
(Also see Escape from danger; Take a flight)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Marathon: If your race was a marathon, this indicates that work or life has become an exhausting slog.
If you win the marathon, this suggests you have the confidence to achieve your aims, but if you fail to finish, this suggests that insecurities in waking life are holding you back.
Relay race: In the relay race of your life, were you successful at passing the baton or did you fumble things and ruin your team’s chances?... The Element Encyclopedia
• Are you worried about missing out or being too late for something? This is a progress report on your life.
• Look at where you sabotage your success. Are you using lack of time as an excuse for not doing what you know you really need to be doing? • This dream is reminding you that time is a precious commodity. Consider your use of it wisely and make the most of the time you have.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
If you dreamed of a fashion runway, whether you were walking on it or not, you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed or pressured in real life. Give yourself a break and try to express any pent-up feelings to a good friend.... My Dream Interpretation
The trunk, however, also suggests you look inside and find out who you really are.
Depth Psychology: The trunk is usually a symbol of sexual energies that need to surface soon. See Elephant.... Dreamers Dictionary
If a lagoon appears mysteriously, reminding you that still waters run deep, this could be referring to your own hidden strengths or weaknesses. Some dream researchers believe that lagoons in dreams are symbols of the womb, so perhaps when they appear in a dream, you are longing to retreat to a safe haven.
If you are a woman, they may refer to a desire for children and if you are a man, a longing for intimacy. Dream ponds can also reflect your unconscious personality, facets of which will be represented by the creatures who live in it.
If your dream pond is lifeless and stagnant, is your emotional life currently unfulfilling? If you watched a fish swim to the surface, could it have represented the emergence of your intuition? If the pool suddenly transforms into a whirlpool or maelstrom, this suggests emotional turbulence or confusion in waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
To pack your trunk, denotes that you will soon go on a pleasant trip.
To see the contents of a trunk thrown about in disorder, foretells quarrels, and a hasty journey from which only dissatisfaction will accrue. Empty trunks foretell disappointment in love and marriage.
For a drummer to check his trunk, is an omen of advancement and comfort.
If he finds that his trunk is too small for his wares, he will soon hear of his promotion, and his desires will reach gratification.
For a young woman to dream that she tries to unlock her trunk and can’t, signifies that she will make an effort to win some wealthy person, but by a misadventure she will lose her chance.
If she fails to lock her trunk, she will be disappointed in making a desired trip. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. A need or desire to address feelings or memories long neglected.
3. A negative omen concerning relationships and ﬁnances (if trunk is lost, overstuffed or damaged). ... New American Dream Dictionary
(Also see Sack; Suitcase; Treasure box)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2- We have the ability to store all sorts of rubbish both physically and mentally. When a trunk appears in a dream it is time to ‘open the box and have the courage to sort out what is there. Often, when one is ready to do this but docs not do so, the image of the trunk will appear over and over again.
To find a jewel in a trunk indicates the good that can be found in doing a personal spring-clean.
3- Dreaming of a trunk indicates that spiritually we need to explore our hidden depths to get the best out of ourselves.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To find a jewel in a trunk indicates the good that can be found in doing a personal spring-clean.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
An elephant’s trunk, by association with the idea that elephants never forget, could signify memories.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A thick bark over a large, hefty trunk denotes a strong, rugged, and durable person.
A thin, narrow, bark-free tree trunk suggests a highly sensitive but wiry individual.
If the trunk is the long nose of an elephant, the dreamer may have a strong “nose for the news” and a very good memory. Alternatively an elephant’s trunk may have a phallic and sexual meaning. Finally, a trunk in the sense of an oldfashioned storage case may reveal the old memories and secrets to which the dreamer is clinging.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If the bark on the tree was strong and tight, then your approach to life is straightforward and direct but if it was peeling, then perhaps you are feeling vulnerable or are worried that others can see right through you. A rough trunk suggests a rough and ready personality, whereas a smoother trunk would indicate more sophistication. Tree sap can be associated with blood so if it appears in your dream, perhaps with insects feeding on the oozing sap, it could be that your energy levels are currently low and you are feeling worn down by petty irritations. You can tell the age of a tree by counting the rings on the felled stump; in a dream, these rings may represent your past experiences and the wisdom you have gained in your life.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you are agile, this suggests you are coping well.
If movements flow, you feel in harmony with your emotions and your sexuality. If, however, you get stuck, feel stiff and cannot move easily, this could indicate that your personal development is held back by anxieties and fears. To dream you are walking is probably a comment on the pace of your waking life, and how well you are coping with all your responsibilities.
If you are walking confidently, it could indicate that you are in control and taking things in your stride. Consider your destination. Do you know what it is?
To dream that you are walking at night signifies discontent.
If you are limping, this refers to a lack of balance in some area in your life. Perhaps you feel that you are giving more than you are getting back at work, or in a particular relationship. To dream that you are marching suggests teamwork, or the need to involve yourself more with other people in order to achieve results.
If you were running or racing and keeping up with the others, this is a positive sign, but if you were falling behind or trying and failing to win a race, you need to rethink your schedule in daily life to relieve some of the pressures on you.
When specific activities appear in a dream, you might also need to consider whether or not you are filling your waking hours with productive and positive activities. It may be that changes need to be made. For example, if you dream of running, this could simply indicate your need to exercise more. Alternatively, it could suggest that you are exercising too much, and need to get balance back into your life.
See also AMBITION AND SUCCESS; LEISURE.... The Element Encyclopedia