tower

The meaning of Tower in dream | Dream interpretation


(see Ascension, Balcony, Climbing, Ladder, Stairs) Freudian: A phallic symbol.

Being rescued from a tower: Getting long-awaited relief from a constraining or cage-like situation. Frequently this assistance is from someone you regard as noble, or who has your best interest at heart.

Where are you? If at the top of the tower, take care that it is not made of ivory, lest your ideals fall short of the reality.

In the Tarot, the Tower card marks ruin and destruction, often self-initiated.

The Language of Dreams | Patrica Telesco

To ascend a tower signifies reverses of fortune (Gypsy). Interpretation corresponds with the aversion of the Hebrews for towers, an example of which is instanced in the Tower of Babel.

The Fabric of Dream | Katherine Taylor Craig

According to Freud, a tower is a phallic symbol, signifying in its sturdiness the sexual self-confidence of a male dreamer. In dreams, towers represent psychological constructions you may have built in your life, ranging from an attitude to an entire way of life. For example, a tower may be a defensive erection of inner attitudes, suggesting an imprisonment by your own anxieties or a desire to shut yourself away from the world; alternatively, it may be an attempt to reach the heights of awareness or recognition.

If you are standing at the top of the tower in your dream, observe how you feel as you gaze down at the activity below. Were you relieved to be far removed from other people or did you feel imprisoned? Towers in dreams can also suggest an emotionally impregnable figure in the dreamer’s life, for example an authoritarian father, or male authority in general. There may also be a reference to a ‘tower of strength’, or a person on whom you can rely for support and comfort.

If your tower has no door, you are not in touch with your inner self.

If there are no windows, you can’t see all the good things about yourself.

An ivory tower suggests innocence, but it can also suggest arrogance, intellectual aloofness and the loneliness such an attitude can bring. A square tower suggests a pragmatic, practical approach, and a round tower suggests spiritual harmony.

If the tower is round on top of a square building, this suggests harmony in mind, body and spirit. How you get to the tower in your dream is important in your dream.

If your steps are difficult to climb, this suggests you are a private person.

If the door is jammed, you are not ready to understand yourself.

If the door is bolted, you must make the effort to go in. Once inside the tower, you can use other explanations in this encyclopedia to interpret what you encounter.

The Element Encyclopedia | Theresa Cheung

Spiritual power, point of clarity, vision.

If locked in a tower, you are in the ivory tower of intellect, cut off from other aspects of self.

The Dream Books Symbols | Betty Bethards

See Spire.

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams | Stearn Robinson - Tom Corbett

Towers symbolize ascending. In the Middle Ages, towers and bell towers could serve as watchtowers, but they had a meaning of a staircase between earth and heaven (in those times, material height was associated with spiritual height). On the other hand, towers also symbolize isolation from the world in which you live, so to speak, the defense from external aggressions. A solid tower signifies that you are confronting the challenges that are thrown at you in life perfectly; a half-demolished tower, in contrast, represents the opposite.

Seeing a very tall tower foretells good luck. But, if you are coming down from it, it predicts failures.

The Big Dictionary of Dreams | Martha Clarke

To dream of seeing a tower, denotes that you will aspire to high elevations.

If you climb one, you will succeed in your wishes, but if the tower crumbles as you descend, you will be disappointed in your hopes. See Ladder.

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation | Gustavus Hindman Miller

also see Buildings

1- A tower in a dream usually represents a construction which we have developed in our lives. This may be an inner attitude or an outer life.

To dream of a tower with no door suggests we are out of touch with our inner selves.

A tower with no windows signifies that we arc unable to sec and appreciate either our external good points or our inner ones.

An ivory tower suggests an innocent approach.

A square tower signifies a practical approach to life, whereas a round tower is more spiritually geared.

A round tower at the end of a square building is the combination of the practical and spiritual.

2- Psychologically if we arc to live life as fully as we can, we need to understand our own tower. In dreams it may appear initially as far away and later coming closer. How we get into the tower may be important. Shallow steps would indicate that to explore our inner self may be easy. More difficult steps may indicate that we are fairly private individuals.

If the door is barred we arc not ready to explore our unconscious self.

If the door is closed we must make an effort to get in.

If inside the tower is dark, we are still afraid of our subconscious.

The dreamer, having been given these suggestions, should be able to interpret other symbolism.

The hidden room in the tower would have the same significance as in a house.

3- The tower is ambivalent in the spiritual sense, since it can be feminine in the shelter it affords and masculine because of its shape. It suggests ascent to the spiritual realms, but also descent to the practical.

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary | Pamela Ball

Dreams of a tower are about power.

If you are towering over someone you are overpowering or intimidating them. In fairy tales the princess gets locked in the tower, representing prison, isolation, emotional distance, aloofness from the rest of the world; victimhood, longing, yearning, captivity and unjust punishment. According to the Tarot, dreams of a tower signify that your foundation has been rocked and that you are reexamining your foundational beliefs. Keep in mind that which is solid cannot be shaken.

Strangest Dream Explanations | Dream Explanations - Anonymous

1. A phallic symbol.

2. Strength, protection and isolation.

3. Lofty hopes, goals or ambitions.

4. A long period of happiness.

New American Dream Dictionary | Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin

The higher you ascend, the greater your loss will be.

It is an obstacle dream.

Mystic Dream Book | Internet Archive - Anonymous

Dreaming of a tower means you need to get more involved in things around you, and you may need to give more of yourself in personal relationships where you tend to sometimes be distant.

My Dream Interpretation | myjellybean

A frequent phallic symbol, particularly in women’s dreams. More perspective is needed (watch- tower).

A symbol of power compare the similarity of the words “tower” and “power.” Being locked up in a tower points to sexual inhibitions in women (Rapunzel), and also is an indication of an unusual and highly developed sexuality that has no outlet.

Little Giant Encyclopedia | Klaus Vollmar

Standing inside a tower in a dream means that one should not feel safe from the blows of his enemy, or expect to be secured and safe in his own environment when someone calls upon him for something. Ifhe is sick, it means that he may die from his illness. Standing on top of a tower or a wall in a dream means that one will conquer or capture a dangerous person.

If one stands over or inside a tower that is no longer in use in a dream, then it represents his grave.

(Also see Graue)

Islamic Dream Interpretation | Ibn Seerin

A tower may be a symbol of vigilance (a watchtower) or a symbol of punishment and imprisonment (a guard tower). Scholarship and abstract ideas that seem to be isolated from everyday life are sometimes said to be the purview of someone who lives in an “ivory tower.” Similarly, the invitation to “come down from your tower” (ivory or otherwise) is an invitation to rejoin life.

As in the fairy tale Rapunsel, perhaps the dreamer should “let her hair down” and become more accessible to others.

Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia | James R. Lewis and Evelyn Dorothy Oliver

(Or any similar image such as a lighthouse, obelisk, steeple etc.) The image of a tower represents the personality (the outside walls) and the soul within (the inner space). While there are obvious connotations that connect it with masculinity, the tower is more correctly perceived as the individual being within the wider global or cosmic context. When thought of in this way our attention can focus on other aspects of the tower, such as where windows, doors and staircases are placed. This helps us to understand the spiritual self and how we function in the everyday world. You may also like to consult the individual entry for further information.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

The tower has duality in the spiritual sense, since it can be feminine in the shelter it affords and masculine because of its shape. It suggests ascent to the spiritual realms, but also descent to the practical.

The inner aspects of the tower represent our inner life, whereas the outer signify the structure we present to the world. Also consult the entries for escape, rescue, shapes and trap / trapped as well as the information on tower in buildings for further clarification.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

Psychological / emotional perspective: A tower in a dream usually represents the construction of our lives – our inner attitude, outer life or both.

The tower or tall building is such a rich source of imagery that it is feasible to give only the most easily identifiable. Familiarity with our own tower in the waking state will act as a trigger for many other potent images. Thus: to dream of a tower with no door suggests we are out of touch with our inner selves.

A tower with no windows signifies that we are unable to see and appreciate either our external good points or our inner ones.

An ivory tower suggests an innocent approach.

A square tower signifies a practical approach to life, whereas a round tower is more spiritually geared.

A round tower at the end of a square building is the combination of the practical and spiritual.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

Material aspects: From a mundane perspective if we are to live life as fully as we can, we need to understand our own tower. In dreams it may appear initially as far away and later coming closer. How we get into the tower is also important. Shallow steps indicate that we have easy access to our inner self. More difficult steps suggest that we are fairly private individuals.

If the door is barred or particularly difficult to open we are not yet ready to explore our unconscious self.

If the door is closed we must make an effort to get in.

If inside the tower is dark, we are still afraid of our subconscious.

The hidden room in the tower would have the same significance as in a house.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

To dream of being alone in a tower is a sign that the dreamer is NOT in touch with certain circumstances or issues in his life, and needs to understand them thoroughly before taking any action - as in the metaphor, “ivory tower.”

To see a tower against the sky implies true love and friendship either coming soon or already present in the dreamer’s life.

To see a tower crumbling and falling implies upset and perhaps even disaster ahead, like The Tower card in the Tarot deck.

To discern how to avert or deal with whatever is coming, look to other symbols in the dream.

Climbing a winding staircase within a tower indicates that you will have to travel a long way before you reach your most cherished goals.

Dream Explanations of Astro Center | Astro Center

A symbol of safeguard, protection, watchfulness, i.E. They are a “tower” of strength to others

Dream Dictionary Unlimited | Margaret Hamilton

A tower offers a vantage point in the defending of a fortress, and in this way the symbolic meaning of a tower connects with consciousness that is higher. You may be seeking higher ground in terms of your aspirations. However, the tower is also synonymous with a prison, and as such, you can be locked in the tower if your thinking is too myopic. How has a particular idea about something in your life imprisoned you?

Complete Dictionary of Dreams | Dr. Mıchael Lennox

A place of refuge, Ps. 61:3

Christian Dream Symbols | Tyler Wolfe

A high tower may represent that you feel exiled or placed in a position that separates you from others.

A tower may comment on feeling isolated or lonely, or it may indicate that your expectations are too high.

Ariadne's Book of Dream | Ariadne Green

Something we have built or created in our life. As such it can be an outer achievement or erection of inner atti­tudes such as defensiveness, isolation, insularity, or an at­tempt to reach the heights of awareness or recognition. Also male sexuality and drive which may not be expressed satisfac­torily, and thus be the source of aggression towards females and society. This also has the elements of insularity and de­fence. Occasionally heightened awareness, as in the light­house dream of Priestley in the entry religion and dreams.

Example: ‘The Devil was trying to force me to make love to a girl. I wanted to leap off the tower and fly away, but it was high, and I was frightened I would fall’ (Quentin C). Quentin is 15 and facing his emerging drive of love and sex.

The woman in the tower is here his idealised relationship with the opposite sex. Actual intimacy is threatening and he wants to ‘fly’ from it but feels this would be failure.

The Devil is his own life pushing to grow, but felt as threatening.

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences | Tony Crisp


Tower | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Tower


CHURCH TOWER

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

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CONTROL TOWER

(see Airplane / Airport)

Because of its location and function, this may be the workings of your mind in symbolic form, especially the higher functions (see Attic, Balcony).

Carefully controlling and evaluating ideals, and integrating them one at a time so that they are properly understood and applied.... The Language of Dreams

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EIFFEL TOWER

Dreaming of the Eiffel Tower is a positive omen, symbolizing a season of love and friendship ahead. Also see “Paris.”... My Dream Interpretation

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TOWER, TOWER CLOCK

Symbol: A tower is an artificial axis between heaven and earth. Vision: Standing on top of a tower: a good position is within reach.

A collapsing tower: your hopes will be dashed. Hearing the clock in the tower ring: time to make an important decision.

If a woman is looking at a high tower (phallic symbol), it might be expressing her positive attitude toward male sexuality.

Dreaming of being locked up in a tower: she is troubled about male sexuality. See Clock, Pillar.... Dreamers Dictionary

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TOWERING ABOVE THE REST

Freudian dream interpreters relate towering structures in dreams to phallic symbols, and therefore to macho tendencies, on account of their thrusting shape. So if you dreamed you were living in a luxury penthouse thousands of feet above the city or that your office occupied the top floor, could your dream have highlighted your ambitions? Do you secretly long to rise above everyone else financially, professionally and socially? Dreaming of a spire may indicate pride and ambition or yearning to attain spiritual heights, and an obelisk in a dream may be a phallic symbol. A chimney in a dream may be another phallic symbol especially if it was a tall factory chimney. In both the waking and the dream world, skyscrapers are symbols of elevated social and professional status and the ‘greed is good creed’, so if you dreamed of them, perhaps your unconscious was highlighting your waking ambition.

The most prominent and famous landmark in Paris, the city of romance, revolution and passion, is the Eiffel Tower.

If it appears in your dream, it presents a powerful erotic symbolism, as it is a strong image of thrusting sexuality. The clock tower, also known as Big Ben, which sits alongside London’s Houses of Parliament, may be a symbol of an encounter with destiny or some life-changing event. Ticking clocks often represent the passage of life (see TIME) and the clock tower combines this with the phallic form to form an image of courage and emotional development. Evoking great and solemn occasions, the chimes of Big Ben, or any clock in a church tower, relate to important life changes, such as marriage, the birth of a child or moving house, or important shifts in attitude, such as forgiveness, resolve and determination.... The Element Encyclopedia

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WATCH-TOWER

Any place that watches over and protects others, i.E.

A loving home, ministry, or mission... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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WATCHTOWER

Religious fervor. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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WATCHTOWER

(Cupola; Minaret; Observatory) In a dream, a watchtower represents a notable person. Seeing a watchtower from a distance in a dream means victory over one’s adversary, attainment of one’s goals, rising in rank, or it could mean happiness.

If a merchant sees a watchtower in a dream, it means prosperity, presiding over his fellow merchants and gaining power. Building a watchtower in a dream has the same interpretation as building an edifice or a house.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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WATER TOWER

A man-made cistern may symbolize trusting in things other than God, Jer. 2:13 ... Christian Dream Symbols

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