2. If the abbey is damaged, something is intruding on one’s ability to achieve peacefulness.
3. If the structure is seen in clear weather, a hint good things are on their way, which will result in a diminution of anxiety.
4. If the abbey is seen in fog or bad weather, then bad news is on the way which may result in sadness, but this will fade. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To enter one wrapt in gloom, you will participate in a funeral. Dull prospects of better times are portended. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
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
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 debate about the meaning of life. Contemplation is asked of you. According to Freud, it is a symbol for woman.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If you are inside the church, you are going to become very- depressed and very pessimistic.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
Sanctuary, safety, privacy.
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
It is a sign that you will encounter some distressing times.... The Complete Dream Book
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
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
Dreaming of being alone in an empty church, however, indicates rough times ahead that will nonetheless be resolved.
A church full of people singing or praying, or observing a wedding or christening, is an omen of happiness and spiritual progress.
Dreaming of a funeral, however, means the death of a longtime dream. See “Altar”.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
If the church is far away in the dream locale, disappointment is in store.
To be entering the church, thoughts of marriage vows and wedded unanimity are portended.
A church is also a symbol of a woman, often meaning the mother or protector.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
A dream of a churchyard is a promise of better things to come.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(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
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
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 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
If you are ringing a bell: you will make someone very happy (without knowing it). See Signal, Whistle.
Depth Psychology: A bell always announces something—whether positive or negative depends on the rest of the images in the dream. Was it a happy or distressed sound?... Dreamers Dictionary
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
To dream of church buildings can imply we are formulating a new set of values or morals. It may also mean we are abandoning old, outdated beliefs.... Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation
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
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
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
The 64-million dollar question: “How do you feel about religion?”
In addition, important here is the dual nature of bread and wine, which mirror a duality: the material versus the spiritual world.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The young will suffer many disappointments and pleasure will vanish.
To see a corpse placed in its casket, denotes immediate troubles to the dreamer.
To see a corpse in black, denotes the violent death of a friend or some desperate business entanglement.
To see a battle-field strewn with corpses, indicates war and general dissatisfaction between countries and political factions.
To see the corpse of an animal, denotes unhealthy situation, both as to business and health.
To see the corpse of any one of your immediate family, indicates death to that person, or to some member of the family, or a serious rupture of domestic relations, also unusual business depression.
For lovers it is a sure sign of failure to keep promises of a sacred nature.
To put money on the eyes of a corpse in your dreams, denotes that you will see unscrupulous enemies robbing you while you are powerless to resent injury.
If you only put it on one eye you will be able to recover lost property after an almost hopeless struggle.
For a young woman this dream denotes distress and loss by unfortunately giving her confidence to designing persons.
For a young woman to dream that the proprietor of the store in which she works is a corpse, and she sees while sitting up with him that his face is clean shaven, foretells that she will fall below the standard of perfection in which she was held by her lover.
If she sees the head of the corpse falling from the body, she is warned of secret enemies who, in harming her, will also detract from the interest of her employer. Seeing the corpse in the store, foretells that loss and unpleasantness will offset all concerned. There are those who are not conscientiously doing the right thing. There will be a gloomy outlook for peace and prosperous work. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If these dreams appear frequently and are accompanied by fear, it would be a good idea to consult a therapist. This is a frequent dream among women when they are oppressed. On the other hand, the dream symbol may also suggest putting an end to something, letting go of it.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If you are the corpse, you will be assured of a long, happy, and healthy life.
If someone you don’t know is the corpse, you will have a long and interesting life (not necessarily happy nor healthy).... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
The corpse of an animal betokens a small financial loss.
An ancient corpse, such as an Egyptian mummy, is an omen of the raking up of an old wrong.... The Complete Dream Book
To the businessman it threatens failure or involvements that can destroy his reputation.
To a young person, disappointment in love.
To dream of being the corpse, a desire for absolution from wrongdoing inflicted upon others; a desire to escape, even by death.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
If the dead person was known to you, it signifies an estrangement or unhappy love affair.
If your dream involved a number of corpses but without any particularly distressing aspect, it is a forecast of success where you least expect it.
If your dream featured a medical examination of a corpse, such as an autopsy, it portends an unusual new and interesting experience to come.
See also Casket, Funeral, Death, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you dreamed of the death of a loved one who is seriously ill or advanced in years, your unconscious may have been preparing you for their future departure from your life. By exposing you in the dream to emotions that will overwhelm you, your shock may be lessened and thus easier to bear.
Dreams such as this one may also be urging you to tell loved ones how much they mean to you before it is too late. If, in your dream, you felt no emotion at all when a loved one died, the interpretation is likely to be different, as it represents something in your life that is coming to an end or that should end. An alternative explanation is that you fear the death of your relationship, particularly if your partner has withdrawn emotionally from you in the waking world. A dream in which you became a widow or widower or suffer bereavement can indicate feelings of loneliness in waking life.
If you are in a relationship, such a dream may suggest that there is a lack of understanding or a communication breakdown between you and your partner. For dreams of a dead person see GHOSTS.... The Element Encyclopedia