Strangely enough to view an autopsy with no other point of reference (like your own definition, or dream context) is actually a good omen and usually points to new and interesting experiences that are down the road for you, most commonly in a sexual sense.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
An autopsy is a sincere desire for personal introspection. Such images are an invitation to better know yourself, taking full advantage of all experiences. Whether the autopsy is performed on you or someone else is irrelevant. In any case, the body represents the dreamer.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Wherever christian gather to worship, inside or outside the traditional church building; one’s body is their spiritual “temple” where their spirit dwells until their demise... Dream Dictionary Unlimited
For a Christian person, seeing a church in a dream signifies a house of worship, religion, knowledge, devotion, work, ascetic detachment, fear of wrongdoing, penance, lamentation and it could mean crying.
A church in a dream also could mean distress, trouble, slander, innovation, injustice, a business club, a meeting house, bingo, wine, alcoholic consumption, communion, weddings or a wife. In a dream, a church also can represent its parish, diocese, ministry, clergyman or a chaplain.
If one sees a church turned into a synagogue, or a synagogue turned into a church in a dream, it means mistrust, an argument, or a scheme for tax evasion. Seeing oneself in a synagogue in a dream means that one may become a Jew.
If one’s house turns into a church in a dream, it means that he will bring its business to his house, or it may mean a fight with one’s boss. Seeing a church in a dream also denotes a cemetery, confession, a prostitute, a music house or a place of confinement. Ifa woman sees herself attending a wedding or a funeral service at a church in a dream, it may mean the same in wakefulness.
(Also see Cincture; Temple)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream of building one, divine love; to enter one, honorable conduct, benevolence; to talk in one or see it desecrated, lying, envy and sin; to go to church in mourning denotes a wedding; to go in white denotes a funeral (Gypsy). ... The Fabric of Dream
Religious feeling or beliefs, including moral code, or our feelings about organised religion. Each of us has a sense of our relationship with the forces of life within us, and the world outside us.
A church may depict this sense and what we do with it; our sense of what is holy or fundamental to all life, and therefore eternal, such as the urge to exist; the cycles of life and growth; reproduction and interdependence. See Christ and archetypes; religion and dreams. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
A place within which secrets remain concealed except to the Divine.
If you entered the church and sat down, this shows a personal need for seclusion or security. Alternatively, perhaps you feel as if someone has betrayed a trust, and seek alternative sources in which to place your faith (see Religions).
Your health. We often hear the aphorism that the “Wy is the temple of the soul.” In what condition do you find your temple} If the church appears run-down, get some rest and take better care of yourself.
Seeking the sacred powers or a desire to give that portion of your life more attention. It may also mark the beginning of a spiritual ideology unfolding, especially if the church is of a specific tradition with which you feel affinity.... The Language of Dreams
Symbol: The church may represent many things: “a woman clothed in the sun,” the “bride of Christ,” “Noah’s ark,” “the ship,” “the vineyard,” “the net,” “the City of Heaven,” and more.
Vision: Walking into a church: do you have to make amends to someone? Watching a church cave in: you have lost your faith in God. Looking at a church: you will be kept from “going down die wrong padi” or doing die wrong tiling. Praying in Church: you will receive help from above, or a very important wish will be realized. See Chapel, God.
Depth Psychology: Dreaming about a church can be a sign that you are already emotionally mature or that maturity is still missing. It often indicates strong faith and, sometimes, your connection to others.
The altar either expresses your spiritual strength or is a sign to make “higher spiritual aspirations” a greater part of your life. See Altar.... Dreamers Dictionary
dreaming of a church is a good luck omen and especially so if you dream of the outside of the building, which shows luck in love and marriage.
The inside of a church shows that you will have a few small problems that could turn out to be a blessing in disguise. Of course, you must study the dream as a whole, for other activities may change the interpretation so that the church itself has no meaning other then that of location.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
As with a cathedral it is a lucky omen if your dream featured the outside of the building; however, if the interior was involved, it signifies some impending troubles, but don’t get depressed—they are likely to turn out to be small blessings in disguise.
A dream of a churchyard is a promise of better things to come.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
What applies to a church may apply equally to a temple or a circle of stones or any other sacred place.
(1) A church may symbolize the self, the totally integrated psyche, with all its elements organized as a harmonious whole centred on whatever, in terms of your individual personality and ‘destiny5.
constitutes the supreme value of truth. (For self)
The image may therefore be taken as a sign that your unconscious is urging you to ‘centre” yourself, to put an end to the fragmentation which results in your going off in opposite directions; to ‘pull yourself together” in the almost literal sense of unifying all the currently conflicting parts of you into a creative and fulfilling collaboration or commingling.
Other buildings - a house, or just a room - may represent your psyche. The fact that your dream presents the psyche in the image of a church means that you are being invited to perceive the self as something sacred - that is, something of supreme value and perhaps in some way transcendent.
(2) The church may symbolize, not the total psyche, but some most valuable (‘sacred”) part of it which holds the meaning of your life - the key to your true destiny.
(3) In primitive times a sacred place was regarded as the birthplace of the tribe’s original - divine - ancestor(s). In the same way, your dream image of a sacred place may be a reminder that you are not a worthless creature living a meaningless life; that vour self is a divine reality’, something of supreme value and to be taken with the utmost seriousness; that you are not only to love yourself but also to revere yourself.
(4) The church - or what is going on inside it, or how you in the dream are reacting - may represent your feelings about religion or about some institutionalized form of religion.
(5) For church crypt see Cave, Cellar.
(6) Is there someone in the church - a priest or (other) holy person, or someone you love dearly and respect deeply (father or elder brother, for instance)? If so, the figure may represent the self, the part of you that transcends the ego (for self). See also Wise Old Man / Woman.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
May represent an outer appearance of spirituality rather than an attunement within your own inner temple. Jesus never had a church, but taught among the people. Also, a worshipful consciousness within the self; a need to awaken awareness in acknowledgment of a Higher Power.... The Dream Books Symbols
Churches put us in contact with our inner harmony, since as it is known, they are places of seclusion and meditation. To dream that you find yourself in an empty, solitary church suggest a need for solitude and introspection.
If the church is large and full of people, the dream encourages you to trust more in others, in what society offers you.
The dream is very positive if the protagonist becomes aware of his potential and decides to seek new projects to change his future. The purpose of the architecture of sacred buildings is to symbolize the unity of the soul with God. In psychological terms, these buildings represent the human mind at its peak. (See ABBEY)
Praying in a church promises joy.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
You are dreaming of connecting to your spiritual nature in a more conventional way. Churches, temples, and mosques are the center of spiritual life for any community. Just like a house in a dream, any building can be interpreted as representing one’s current sense of self. In this way, any place of worship ultimately points to your relationship with spirituality and religion. Because this element of life can be particularly controversial, it is very important that you make a clear distinction between the universal meaning of church as connecting to matters of spirituality and whatever personal feelings you harbor about organized religion.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A dream of a church often represents something sacred to the dreamer or symbolizes that the dreamer’s prayers, or prayers by others are being answered. It may also represent a deep inner need for spiritual nourishment or atonement.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
A church or religious building in your dreams represents your feelings about religion; if you are not religious, it marks all that is sacred to you in your life. To see the outside of a church in your dream signifies sacredness and spiritual nourishment. It is representative of your value system and the things you hold sacred. To see the inside of a church indicates that you may experience some minor setbacks. However, whatever seems like a nuisance might eventually turn out to be a blessing in disguise.
Dreaming of a grave or graveyard is an indication that you must resolve or deal with your feelings concerning the inevitability of death. It may be that you are trying to deal with feelings concerning someone who has died. Alternatively, part of your personality may have been killed off or is buried—or cut off—from the outside world. To dream that you are in a graveyard signifies sadness, unresolved grief or ambivalent feelings about death. It can also represent those parts of yourself that you have killed off or have stopped using. From a spiritual perspective, a graveyard is not only a place of death but also a place of spiritual regeneration and rebirth. To see a mausoleum in your dream signifies possible health issues or anxiety about your health.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you have a dream of hearing church bells, it is important to take into account any religious associations you may have; if you are a Christian, the sound of bells suggests a call to worship or celebration, whilst tolling bells denotes a funeral and sadness.
If you are not a Christian, the sound of bells underlines feelings of happiness or sadness that are present right now in your waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
also see Church in Buildings and Religious Imagery
1- A church represents our feelings about organised religion. In dreams it can be a placc of sanctuary, particularly in the sense that we can have a shared belief with other people. This may be as much to do with a shared moral code as with a code of personal behaviour.
2- A church building may or may not be considered to be beautiful, but its image links with our appreciation of beautiful objects which mark and enhance our sense of worship. We link with the forces of life within us which enable us to live life more fully.
3- A church becomes a ‘world centre’ since it marks all that is holy and essential in our lives.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Vision: Looking at a church tower from a distance: you are on the right path. Climbing a church tower: you are interested in your surroundings and your curiosity is creating new contacts. See Church, Tower.... Dreamers Dictionary
Example: ‘It was like an English church with several great spires.
The whole building seemed to be built in a white and gold design.
The gold pans shimmered in the sun. I gazed at this wonderful sight for some time and felt such a wonderful feeling of upliftment, my tiredness gone’ (Johan E). As in the example, the powerfully regenerative side of our inner life or feelings; the world of experience we have created inwardly by our thoughts, meditation, actions; our sense of contact with life itself. Also the moral rules we make decisions from (such rules may not be ‘Christian’ if they kill much of our inner life); moral authority, our relationship with the community. Occasionally baptism, marriage, death, the mother or refuge.
Walking past church: not entering into contact with the best in us—or our anger towards dogma. Example: The priest was going to question and assault my friend in connection with some opinion he had offended the church with. I went to stand near him to give him moral suppon, and physical help if necessary. I hated seeing anybody degraded.
The priest saw my move and sent three thug type men to shoulder me out. They surrounded me to knock me down. I went beserk and knocked them all over the place with kicks and punches’ (John P). In the example John sees the dogmas of the Church as an assault and degradation of human qualities of love and moral suppon. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
To dream of walking in a churchyard, if in winter, denotes that you are to have a long and bitter struggle with poverty, and you will reside far from the home of your childhood, and friends will be separated from you; but if you see the signs of springtime, you will walk up in into pleasant places and enjoy the society of friends.
For lovers to dream of being in a churchyard means they will never marry each other, but will see others fill their places. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Dreaming about being in a church is more common than most people realize. Each week I get several requests to add church to the dictionary. This may be so due to the fact that most of us went to church as children. From a very early age we had to go to church and were taught that there was a God. This was important in our life and to our families. Dreaming about churches, cathedrals, synagogues, or any other place of worship may represent our childhood associations with religion. At times, the dream may be a muddled childhood memory.
The church could represent a need for greater spirituality in the dreamer’s life. It may express religious beliefs, everyday occurrences, issues of safety, security and strength through community and religious expression. None of us can escape the age-old questions, “Who am I?” and, “What is the meaning of life?”. Coping with our own physical mortality is a very big deal. Both our conscious, and unconscious minds are continually working and bringing issues of relevance and concern into our awareness. Think about the details of your dream and make an attempt to honestly understand its meaning.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
In his book Landscapes of the Night, Dr Evans puts forward a new theory of dreaming. He states that our brain has programs’ for dealing with survival. We have basic behaviour programs for walking and talking, rather like a computer might have. We also have programs for social interaction and skills. In the different roles such as lover, parent, breadwinner, employer, we need different skills. But also, to deal with our own process of change, our internal urges, anger, drive to succeed, we need skill to handle them well.
A person who doesn’t handle anxiety or stress can easily fail in work or in relationships. Many people do not enter a relationship because of the problems it poses. Dr Evans suggests that dreams are the means by which we both practise and update our programs of survival. Our experience of the day may question or enhance our behaviour stratagems for success at work or in relationships. Without the reprogramming occurring in dreams we would be stuck at one level of behavioural maturity. ‘As we gain in experience, as our input gets richer and more diverse, we modify our programs rather than replace them with a completely fresh set/ ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
In that glass us transparent, it may comment on seeing through a situation across the table from you, such as whether another’s intentions are sincere It may mention that you can see what really lies underneath the surface. It may also remark on a fragile or delicate conversation... Ariadne's Book of Dream
A topi symbolises wither a person’s capital, his brother, his son or his leader. Any excellence or defect seen in a topi bespeaks of similar excellence or defect in any of the above. Thu, a hole or tearing reflects an evil plight or grief or sorrow for any of the above persons; perhaps his capital will be lost due to some unforeseen circumstance.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
It indicates the goals the dreamer has set for herself. Getting to the hilltop is a sign of feeling confident and satisfied with your achievements. To see it from the bottom represents the effort you need to do in order to get to the top. Falling from a hilltop may be warning against the dreamer’s unpreparedness to begin the course; or, the dreamer’s fear of both the failure and success of her company.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Dreams of a laptop computer symbolize that you are attached at the hip to your work. Laptops can represent an extension of yourself, your power and ability to communicate. See Computer.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you dream of a computer, pay careful attention to the other symbols in your dream.
The computer is saying “put the pieces together to understand the overall meaning.” Also, if you use a computer a lot during your waking life for work or play, your dream could be telling you to get outside more and take a break from the screen.
If you dream of someone hacking into your computer, there is a sense that your privacy is being invaded. You may be overwhelmed and have the feeling that you are at the mercy of another. Also see “Computer Game”, “Computer Virus” and “Computer Mouse.”... My Dream Interpretation
If a shelled mollusk, such as a scallop or cowry, caught your eye in your dream, this may suggest female sexuality. Dream shellfish—in the same manner as the crustaceans—represent the defensive shell you may use in waking life to avoid hurt or emotional involvement.
If you came across an oyster in your dream, was the shell open or closed? If the oyster shell was shut, it may be hinting that your unconscious contains a pearl of wisdom. Oysters are also traditionally thought to be aphrodisiacs, so is it time to reinvigorate your love life? If the oyster shell was empty, could your unconscious have been indicating events that have passed you by, or do you think the world is no longer your oyster? If a mussel features in your dream, this may suggest that you are afraid to reveal your soft, pulpy and vulnerable interior and are in a state of hiding. Another interpretation is that you are worried about your state of dependence, having attached yourself to someone or something because you believe that you cannot make it on your own. Consider also the homonym for mussel. Should a clam or clams appear in your dream are you closing up, withdrawing, withholding, avoiding, being reticent or clamming up in some way in waking life? Perhaps you are keeping a secret. Alternatively, it could be that something in your life feels sticky or uncomfortably close, as in clammy. On the other hand it may also imply happiness, euphoria, and that you are as happy as a clam.
If a freshwater or land-based snail featured in your dream, do you wish to creep into your shell or, as snails move slowly, is a project taking longer than you thought in waking life? Other interpretations for snail include: lacking in vitality or enthusiasm, needing to slow down or speed up, being ready to protect or defend yourself, and feeling at home wherever you go.
If slugs feature in your dream, this can suggest any of the following: that you are lacking in energy or vitality, functioning below par, being unenthusiastic or making slow but steady progress. They could also suggest a devious, unmannered or deceitful person, a slug or slime ball, that you are feeling vulnerable, or that you or someone else is being spineless and is acting in a cowardly manner.
Octopuses have numerous tentacles that operate independently, so could your unconscious have been commenting on your multitasking ability? As a sea creature, the octopus carries the energy of emotion and the many ways to hold or connect. In their positive form, these creatures reflect emotional depth and the ability to direct your energy in many directions without losing your center. A dream octopus may therefore suggest successful business deals or any other project involving much multitasking. It may also be associated with a person or situation that has many ways of holding or affecting you, such as a mother or a debt.
If a squid squirted a cloud of black ink in your face in your dream, could this be indicating that emotional conflicts are being obscured rather than confronted?... The Element Encyclopedia
1- Because the octopus has eight legs, it picks up on the symbolism of the mandala (see Mandala). Often the tentacles can have particular significance, indicating that we can be drawn into something that we find frightening and from which we cannot escapc.
2- Creatures that are unusual and are not familiar to us appear in dreams to alert us to certain qualities within ourselves.
The octopus is capable of moving in anv direction and it is this svmbolism we need to be aware of.
3- An octopus can represent the unrestricted movement of the Spirit.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A scavenger of the ocean depths, this creature comes to take you to the bottom of your subconscious feelings to clear the debns from the sandy floor.
An octopus, with its eight legs and tentacles, may be revealing the psychic hold one may have over another that may hold you back Psychic connections to family or loved ones may be debilitating unconscious agreements that imprison you much like being in the arms of an octopus.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
To dream of an octopus implies a sense of being trapped in an unfavorable circumstance. It may also represent your overt possessiveness and overdependence in your present relationship.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If swimming suggests perfect balance and harmony in emotional life, cosmic sense of self-propulsion as octopus has eight legs; if grasping at different things means going in too many directions without control; if emerging from the depths of the sea and appearing scary, means fear of unknown emotional depths.... The Dream Books Symbols
This dream is rather negative because the presence of an octopus in your unconscious indicates that you experience strong temptations that can harm you. This situation can lead to the absolute decline. (See ABYSS and HELL) ... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The octopus is the ultimate symbol of flexibility and adaptability. We must add to this the ability to maneuver in the realm of the unconscious, as an octopus’s habitat is the ocean, the symbolic environment that connects us to that which is below the surface of awareness.
The octopus brings powerful medicine in the experience of exploring the depths of your hidden nature when it appears in a dream.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
An octopus in a dream may signify that a situation or a personal relationship has completely entangled the dreamer. Alternatively, the dreamer may be too possessive and clinging in a relationship.
If the dreamer is leaving home or a job in real life, this dream symbol may indicate the dreamer is clinging to a family member (e.g., the person’s mother or spouse) or to the employer or fellow employees.
If the dream has a positive emotional tone, it may show someone involved in many different things.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If you got to the top, did you feel on top of the world? If you did, your dream mind is motivating you to re-enact that same feeling of success, achievement and liberation in your waking life. What did you see below you? Did you see people and places that you have distanced yourself from in waking life? If you didn’t get to the top, did you retrace your steps? If you did reach the summit, your dream mind may be urging you to reconsider your goals.... The Element Encyclopedia
The top could illustrate how you take life: going around in a thousand circles with each decision you must make. This dream recommends serenity and simplicity.
Arachnophobia is an instinctive effect for humans since ancient times, the time when poisonous spiders were common. Such a dream merely reviews that fear to express that there are things in real life that cause sadness. Other ancient superstitions, however, consider that dreaming of spiders is a positive omen.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
To see a stop sign in your dream suggests that you need to stop what you are doing and think about the situation before moving forward. You need to proceed with care and caution. Alternatively, this dream may signify obstacles on your path.
To dream that you drive through a stop sign without stopping means that you do not consider the consequences of your actions. Watch those reckless habits!... My Dream Interpretation
A dream about a tank top represents your emotions or some emotional situation.
If you bought a tank top, this might mean you are “buying into” someone’s opinion or attitude, which might not actually be correct or good for you. Be aware! To dream that you are giving a tank top to someone, refers to your self-sacrifice and generosity.... My Dream Interpretation
If you dream about time stopping or freezing, indicates your fears that you won’t be able to cope with the pressures and stresses of everyday life. You may also feel that time is running out in a certain personal situation.... My Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: Moving to the top: you have set lofty goals (hopefully, not too lofty). However, the dream might also mean that you are living too much “in your head.” See Lowly.... Dreamers Dictionary
To be at the top of anything shows we have succeeded in our endeavours. Trying to reach the top suggests more effort is needed, whereas to be on top is to have assumed control.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(Chrysolite; Gem) In a dream, topaz represents a good man who is courageous, well behaved, a true friend, a pious person, or a religious person.
If topaz is understood to denote money in the dream, then it represents lawful earnings. Topaz in a dream also represents the substance ofspeech, the essence of knowledge, and the good quality of a true human being.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
With its golden brown ray, topaz offers clarity of mind and balance to your creative intelligence. Topaz can also signify the need to possess an open mind and trust your intuition.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
To dream that you are topless, signifies that you are very hopeful that true love will come into your life. You are seeking romantic attention, but you’re not sure of the best way to get it.... My Dream Interpretation
Hopes and wishes depicted in the most idealized, quixotic form. Be aware, however, that such perfection is rarely achieved in waking hours. So, ask yourself if you’re expecting too much too soon from a situation or other people.... The Language of Dreams