Residual feelings or uncertainties that you haven’t totally dealt with honestly or recognized.
Esoterically, the disembodied spirit of a person who has returned with a message for you, or to ask for your aid.
Something perceived as remote or unlikely (e.g., “ghost of a chance”). Memories of deceased friends, parents, and loved ones.
Undiscovered talents or portions of the self, especially those of a psychic nature. Jungian: Uncontrolled psychic forces or complexes.
Being possessed by a spirit: A neurosis or psychosis that overrides your normal actions and reactions. Alternatively, this dream may occur to someone who has a drinking problem as a warning not to let this spirit possess them.
A ghost town: This symbolizes a penchant for living in the past instead of fully handling the present.
The counsel here is to keep the good memories, let go of the rest, and start living fully again.
An omen of unexpected confrontation or trouble.... The Language of Dreams
If both your grandparents are deceased: expect to get help in a certain matter, or you have decided to live a more prudent life.
Depth Psychology: Grandparents represent the wisdom that is available to you.
If you use good judgment in the things you do, everything will turn out all right.... Dreamers Dictionary
The all-powerful mother, the archetypal mother (the mother principle) in contrast to the merely personal mother. Grandmothers, like Grandfathers, are often wise guides and advisers.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The grandmother is the “old wise one’ of the family. She is always consulted when big decisions are to be made that affect the whole tribe. If, in your dream, she gives you advice . . . follow it! She will not be wrong.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
If you dream of your actual grandmother, then this dream represents the qualities she represents uniquely to you and the feelings you have toward her. In general, dreams of a grandmother are about wisdom, the earth, nurturing and are a message to take care of your natural, earthly resources.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A grandmother in a dream can indicate that important life lessons are assuming a prominent role in the dreamer’s life.
This symbol can also indicate a regression to childhood needs.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
According to Jung, you are tapping into what he called the‘collective unconscious’ when mystical images surface in your dream. The collective unconscious refers to that part of a person’s unconscious mind which is common to all human beings and which arises through our shared instincts, experiences and culture. It contains forms, archetypes or symbols that are manifested by all people in all cultures. They are said to exist prior to experience, and are in this sense instinctual.
In addition, ancient mystical symbols can also show scenes, facts or situations that reveal your everyday worries. Bear in mind, too, that the child within each of us might see almost any process of life as mysterious. In addition, love has what some call a mysterious magical quality, as we often feel completely changed when its spell is upon us.
Remember that a dream can unify your body, mind and spirit. It provides a means for self-exploration. When mystic or magical symbols appear in your dream they are often a clear reference to your aspirations and the underlying— some might say spiritual—forces of your being. See also RELIGION; SPIRITS AND GHOSTS; SURREALISM AND FANTASY... The Element Encyclopedia
In dreams, spirits represents feelings or intuition about the dead or death, and their appearance can help you come to terms with these. Whether you think they are actual spirits or not will depend on your own belief system. Typically, spirits in dreams are a comforting presence to help you through various times of transition. Are they aspects of your unconscious or of the dream world? In the end, the answer is in fact immaterial, since their function is to help you progress.... The Element Encyclopedia
If they are white-robed, the health of your nearest friend is threatened, or some business speculation will be disapproving.
If they are robed in black, you will meet with treachery and unfaithfulness.
If a spirit speaks, there is some evil near you, which you might avert if you would listen to the counsels of judgment.
To dream that you hear spirits knocking on doors or walls, denotes that trouble will arise unexpectedly.
To see them moving draperies, or moving behind them, is a warning to hold control over your feelings, as you are likely to commit indiscretions. Quarrels are also threatened.
To see the spirit of your friend floating in your room, foretells disappointment and insecurity.
To hear music supposedly coming from spirits, denotes unfavorable changes and sadness in the household. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
(1) They may represent not yet discovered or utilized powers or capacities of your psyche offering inspiration, creativity, love and powers of healing.
(2) They may represent psychic forces that have escaped from your conscious control (Jung called them ‘complexes’) and will almost certainly damage your personal efficiency and destroy your happiness if you continue to repress and neglect them. If, however, you pay attention to them and give them an appropriate creative role in your life, your personality.will blossom. See also Demons.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
(2) Being possessed by a good spirit may represent (the possibility of) submitting to a ‘higher’ self than the ego; allowing creative forces from your unconscious to take a leading and guiding role in your life.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
At its very basic level, we all have fears and feelings about death, and the appearance of Spirit helps us to come to terms with these. It will depend on the dreamer’s own personal belief system as to whether he or she feels they are actual spirits or not.
When spirits appear in dreams, their function may be to help us through various states of transition. While we cope with everyday fears, there are many unconscious memories and feelings which can surface unexpectedly. When we are conscious of a kindly or helpful spirit we arc aware that we can move on. When we sec the spirits of dead people we usually need reassurance.
During spiritual development, our perceptions widen from the ordinary everyday to other aspects and dimensions of knowledge that have become available to us. Whether these arc aspects of our own personality or of the spirit realm is immaterial, since ultimately their function is to help the dreamer progress.
The spiritual self has access to the Collective Unconscious in its entirety.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Ghosts, witches, out-of-body experiences, UFOs, haunted houses and a whole plethora of spirits, creatures and unexplained phenomena exist in the world of the supernatural. When these images appear in your dreams, they can be unsettling, especially when psychics claim that they are connected with the supernatural. Even though there is no evidence to suggest this is the case, the mysterious and often bizarre nature of dreams has led many to interpret dreams as supernatural gifts or messages, as predictions of the future or as messages from the past. Modern oneiromancy, the prediction of the future through the interpretation of dreams, is a tradition that has its roots in pagan and ancient Greek and Roman thought, as well as in the Jewish and Christian religions.
Freudians and Jungians, together with most other dream analysts, reject the supernatural origin of dreams. Their view is that dreams bubble up from the unconscious mind and are metaphors for events or emotions occurring in our waking lives. Theologians, however, continue to admit the possibility that dreams may be supernatural or divine in origin. Whether or not you believe dreams have a supernatural origin, if you are experiencing such dreams, your unconscious might be urging you to be more open-minded towards unexplained phenomena; alternatively, they might be suggesting a need for radical change in your life or attitude. See also MIND, BODY, SPIRIT; NIGHTMARES; SURREALISM AND FANTASY.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you were uneasy because the message was an unwelcome reminder of a duty you have neglected, your dreaming mind may be urging you to take positive action that will transform your spiritual well-being. Such figures may also stand for parental disapproval or advice; perhaps you are yearning for some moral certainties and direction in your waking life. According to ancient dream-lore, any dream concerning a priest is a fortunate one. In particular, it means the end of a quarrel.... The Element Encyclopedia
If one sees a spiritual gathering where God’s Name is glorified, the holy Qur’an is read and wisdom is spoken in his dream, it means that such a place will be established as a spiritual center or as a mosque. Such a place will also become a center where spiritual leaders and governors will gather and speak.
If love songs of light nature are played during such a gathering in a dream, it means that falsehood will overtake such a place. Ifone sees himselfsitting in the center stage, in the middle oflearned people and religious scholars in a dream, it means that he will receive a greater knowledge and honor in his life.
A gathering that involves a court case, or a marriage in a dream represents an unknown adversity that will safely pass. Admonishing people in a public gathering in a dream means that one’s command will be obeyed. Sitting in the center stage in a spiritual gathering in a dream represents one’s station or rank, or it could represent one’s wife, child, property, or personal secretary. Anything that happens to such a gathering in the dream may reflect on any of them.
(Also see Fellowship; Gathering; Mosque)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The more you focus on the spiritual aspects of your waking life, the more likely it is that you will have a mystical, visionary or spiritual dream. The Tibetan dream yoga tradition, in common with other Eastern practices, encourages daily meditation and other self- awareness rituals to help clear the mind so that you may be open to receiving spiritual dreams during sleep.
Spiritual dreams are often categorized in several ways: Numinous dreams are dreams in which you can achieve practically anything, since you possess‘numen’, or divine power. Transpersonal dreams are those in which you go beyond personal concerns into a concern for the needs of all humanity. Transcendent and spiritual dreams are those in which you make contact with higher or divine knowledge; in such dreams, you might interact with angels, spirits, gurus or other divine messengers and learn profound lessons about ultimate human values, such as compassion, courage and selfdiscipline.
Scrooge’s dream in A Christmas Carol is a classic example of a spiritual dream. As was the case with Scrooge, a spiritual dream leaves you feeling inspired, motivated, filled with hope and at peace. Many dream experts believe that these special dreams have the ability to give your life new meaning and offer a higher perspective on life in general. Spiritual dreams stand out and are rarely forgotten. It is not uncommon to glean incredible insight from this type of dream, information that assists you in various areas throughout the rest of your life. Spiritual dreams are most likely to occur during the following periods in your life:
1. Before a significant change.
2. Before or during a shift in your perception about yourself and your life.
3. After a commitment to something meaningful has been expressed and is genuinely being pursued.
4. Following a major loss or change.
5. When becoming more aware of yourself, your circumstances, your life.
6. During emotional and spiritual breakthroughs, such as taking a class, attending therapy, practicing yoga or meditation.
7. During a recovery process.... The Element Encyclopedia