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What does it mean to see an books in a dream?

Books Dream Meaning: From 14 Different Sources

Universal Landscape: Knowledge and wisdom. Permanent thought.

Dreaming Lens: Were you reading a book? Was someone else reading? Was the book unopened? Were there many books? Were you in a bookstore or a library? Were the books identifiable or known to you? Were they in your native language? What was the content of the book(s)?

Personal Focus: Our societal perception of books and their value has changed drastically in recent times. Electronic media has already begun a process of rendering them obsolete. However, their rich heritage through the collective unconscious makes them a powerful symbol, despite the shift in how we perceive them.

As Western culture developed, only a very small minority of the population was able to read. Therefore, books became a highly valued commodity reserved only for the very wealthy, or members of religious hierarchy. In this way, books represent wisdom and knowledge. Their tangible, physical structure embodies a sense of permanence of thought as the printed word has come to be synonymous with truth and fact, whether accurate or not.

Books, as a symbol, connect to the accumulation and availability of knowledge. On a personal level, they can represent the measurement of someone’s intelligence. Many books appearing in a dream connect to higher level of intellect as expressed by the unconscious. One volume connects to a single area of information whereas a bookstore or library filled with books might symbolize abundant levels of knowledge available to those who seek it out.

Consider your relation to books and reading in life and apply it to your dream. Reading a book in a dream could indicate a need to slow down your mental processes so that you can hear your own thoughts. The printed permanence of books could indicate a need for you to be more exacting in your communication or illuminate areas where you are being held accountable for your words. Books on a shelf can mean wisdom not being utilized in some situation. Reading in a library or bookstore may mean you have tapped in to the collective unconscious where profound information is available to us all. Certain books, such as novels, can represent a desire to lose yourself in another world.

Dream Sight: A Dictionary and Guide for Interpreting Any Dream | Dr. Michael Lennox

Knowledge from your Oversoul.

Expansions Dream Dictionary | Stewart A. Swerdlow

See Library.

Gypsy Dream Dictionary | Raymond Buckland

To dream of books is an auspicious sign. Your future life will be very agreeable. Woman dreaming of books will get a son of eminent learning.

Indian Interpretation of Dreams | Indian - Anonymous

Any dream of books is significant of cultural interest that should be pursued for intellectual advancement. Shelves of books indicate the need for more application to your work. Empty shelves warn of losses due to inadequate knowledge. Books in a bookstore presage pleasure that interferes with your regular work

Psycho Dream Interpretation | Ella Freeman Sharpe

Pleasant pursuits, honor and riches to dream of studying them.

For an author to dream of his works going to press, is a dream of caution; he will have much trouble in placing them before the public.

To dream of spending great study and time in solving some intricate subjects, and the hidden meaning of learned authors, is significant of honors well earned.

To see children at their books, denotes harmony and good conduct of the young.

To dream of old books, is a warning to shun evil in any form.

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation | Gustavus Hindman Miller

In our daily life, books are a source of information and a place to gain knowledge. They can be inspirational, and their messages are sometimes so strong that they change our lives.

The books in our dreams can represent our memories, learned understanding, ideas, or viewpoints. They can alert us to the fact that we have something new to learn and that we should spend time on mastering new tasks. Pay attention to what kind of book you are seeing in your dream and its purpose in the larger context of the dream. Also, note reading any passages or specific messages from the book. At times the book may be pointing to new themes or purposes in your life. Pay attention! The unconscious mind is constantly making attempts to communicate with the conscious in such ways that the dreamer will recognize it without panic or denial. Superstition-based dream interpretations say that if you are dreaming of books, you can be assured of slow but steady progress in your life. See also: School, Library

The Bedside Dream Dictionary | Silvana Amar

Books symbolize knowledge and experience, so you must pay attention to how they appear in dreams.

If it deals with schoolbooks, reminiscent of the past, the dream expresses your nostalgia for that which no longer exists. In short, books symbolize yesterday and tomorrow, especially in the emotional realm. Thus, if many books appear, it means review your life, thoroughly analyze your past and present, and move forward with enthusiasm to your. A single book can symbolize the Book of Life: wisdom, learning, and revelation. This type of oneiric image also suggests that the solution to problems lies within us Finally, a closed dream means you may want to keep something secret.

If you dream about books, you will have to avoid all sorts of evil that stalks you.

The Big Dictionary of Dreams | Martha Clarke

Studying books in a dream is a portent of honors to be conferred on you.

If you see children reading books, it foretells harmony in your family and among your friends.

The Complete Dream Book | Gillian Holloway

It is an omen of minor honors that will be conferred oo you if you dream of seeing or reading books.

The Complete Dream Book | Gillian Holloway

To dream of books can symbolize knowledge, wisdom, intelligence, the search for knowledge and the ability to learn from the opinions of other people.

If you are surrounded by books in your dreams, this might suggest that you are more concerned with theory than practice. Depending on the kinds of books that figure in your dream, they can also suggest the world of imagination and escape. Are you surrounded by literary novels, racy best-sellers or fascinating biographies? If the books are very old, this suggests learning and inherited wisdom.

If the books are account books, this indicates a need to take care of financial matters.

Sacred books, such as the Koran or the Bible, signify a search for hidden or sacred knowledge. Dreaming of a sacred book can also represent a need to know you are heading in the right direction. To dream of an encyclopedia suggests a hunger for knowledge and new experience, as an encyclopedia represents collective human wisdom. On the other hand, it can also suggest information overload and a need to find focus. To dream you are searching in a dictionary suggests a need to find answers to a particular problem or situation in your life. It can also suggest an over-reliance on the opinions of others.

If you look up a particular word in your dream, this can be very significant (see LETTERS AND COMMUNICATION; SOUNDS). Finally, a poem is the ultimate form of self-expression, so if you are a poet, or a poet figures in your dream, or you are reading poetry, your unconscious is urging you to find a creative outlet in waking life.

The Element Encyclopedia | Theresa Cheung

A dream auguring the acquisition of knowledge, wisdom (Artemidorus). Christian symbol of hidden wisdom and of learning.

The Fabric of Dream | Katherine Taylor Craig

(see Writing)

Sacred texts: Higher ideals and beliefs. Spiritual development and your relationship with sacred powers.

The state of your spiritual path may be noted by the condition in which this book appears.

Matters of learning and study. Check the title for a more complete picture. Please note, however, that education can equate to “life’s lessons” too.

On a bookcase: Accumulated knowledge that you have readily accessible.

A library: On the etheric plane this may represent the Akashic records that keep track of each soul and its incarnations, and all the knowledge of the Universe.

If you feel this interpretation is correct, then what you read in such a book is very important—it is part of your spirit’s birthright.

Closed with a bookmark inside: A momentary pause in learning that is vital so that you don’t burn out or overload.

Bookstores: Acquired knowledge in a specific area.

The type of bookstore or the section of the store reveals the genre after which you’re seeking, or that which you already possess.

A dictionary reveals overdependence on other people’s opinions and suggestions for management matters, especially in business. Give your own insight an opportunity to prove itself!

Shutting a book: Closing off a chapter of your life. Resolution of an issue, the end of a belief system, or conclusion of business dealings.

The Language of Dreams | Patrica Telesco

lucky numbers: 01-12-21-32-34-48

binding: something hidden away is found.

bookcase, buying, a: loss of employment to someone better educated.

empty, an: wil suffer from negligent and careless work.

full, a: your life plan, your purpose, your knowledge accumulate.

half-empty, a: your bad personality leaves you to converse only with books.

selling a: financial troubles in business.

buying a: news wil serve you wel .

comic, reading a: a sense of humor to be taken with a grain of salt.

collecting: see only the sunny side of life; forget calamities.

decrepit: anxious disquiet toward ideas presented.

encyclopedia, looking up a subject in an: wish to become a celebrated author.

forbidden knowledge, of: won’t admit to secrets about yourself.

gathering many, around you: fear of intel ectual failure.

papers: be careful of speculation.

home, at: wisdom creates happiness.

index of a, consulting the: are attempting to better understand the opposite sex.

lending a: too much giving with no return.

library, in a: an unexpected experience to solve intricate problems with a book.

lost, a: seek out hidden information.

mark, a: it’s to your benefit to keep the appointment.

prayer: consolation through the mystical that needs cultivation.

carrying a, with you: attempting to keep evil from you.

press, own, going to: the market may only be you.

primer, of a school: good news, if you shun evil in any form.

carrying a, with you: harmony with youngsters.

publishing: unpleasant gossip of envious people.

review, a: it is difficult to acknowledge another’s success.

reading: friends are lost, better ones are gained.

detective: a quiet life is led if you keep away from evil.

mystery: wil receive consolation from friends.

religious: contentment at the paths not taken.

school: are creating your own prosperity.

science: he who views the wonders of the universe and has no joy is asleep.

seller, talking to a: wil find comparable intel ect.

store, visiting a: literary ambitions wil hinder your career path.

writing a: your life needs to be rewritten.

Zolar’s Book of Dreams Numbers and Lucky Days |

The Book Of My Dreams | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Books

10 dream symbols found for this dream.

Books / Messages And Communications

whoever sees something from these mentioned / that mention, and [if] in it is good or what is indicative of good, and [of] good tidings, then it is interpreted by: the reaching of the goals, and attainment of hopes. And whoever sees different of that then its expression / meaning is contrary. ... books / messages and communications dream meaning

Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik

Books And Magazine

Books and magazines that are rolled up in a bundle symbolise news that is concealed. Books that are laid open symbolise news that is plain and obious. ... books and magazine dream meaning

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Books Of Hadeeth And Fiqh

Books of Hadeeth and Fiqh symbolise knowledge and wisdom. Book of poetry mean deviation, deception and falsehood. ... books of hadeeth and fiqh dream meaning

Islamic Dream Interpretation


(Book dealer) In a dream, a bookseller represents someone who has vast knowledge or someone who gathers amazing stories. Seeing a bookseller in a dream also could mean overcoming one’s trouble, solving one’s problems, marriage, or the repentance of a sinner. (Also see Book; Bookstore)... bookseller dream meaning

Islamic Dream Interpretation


Browsing through a bookshelf may quench the desire for more knowledge and ask that you bring order and understanding to the information you have obtained. ... bookshelves dream meaning

Ariadne's Book of Dream


1. Intellectual confusion, overwhelmed and overstimu­lated. 2. A need to acquire knowledge or pass it from one level of understanding to the next. ... bookstore dream meaning

New American Dream Dictionary


In a dream, a bookstore represents spiritual guidance, repentance from sin, governments, evil, or arguments. (Also see Bookseller; Marketplace)... bookstore dream meaning

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Library / Books

If you see a whole library of books, it means you will be greatly appreciated by people you do business with. To read a book means that secrets will be revealed to you. To be given a book similarly means that you will be told a secret. ... library / books dream meaning

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

Sealed Books

It means riches and fortunes a person will inherit, for Allah said to Yahya (AS): O Yahya, hold on to the book with strength when he was to inherit the Torah from Zakariyya (AS). ... sealed books dream meaning

Islamic Dream Interpretation


If you dream featured textbooks, you will make slow but steady progress towards your goals. If the books were dusty and old, you are reflecting (or need to reflect on) forgotten knowledge or previous “chapters” of your life. ... textbooks dream meaning

My Dream Interpretation