The traditional interpretation of dreams involving accidents of any kind is that we are receiving some kind of warning to be on our guard against possible danger or hidden aggression, either our own or others’. From a psychologist’s point of view, such dreams may highlight anxieties to do with safety or fear of taking responsibility. Spiritual interpretations of such dreams suggest the need for some kind of intervention from an authoritative source.
According to Freud, accidents in dreams, like slips of the tongue in waking life, are not accidents but dream events with a meaning that can help us to unravel the often incomprehensible maneuvers of our unconscious mind. For Jung, accident dreams, as well as offering insights into our unconscious thought processes, can provide a reaction to a traumatic experience or the fear of it. For example, if you were in a car accident or are anxious about having one, you may dream of being involved in one. People who suffered great trauma, such as rape victims or war veterans, may have nightmares that are exactly like, or very similar to, actual life events.
The most commonly accepted theory is that accident dreams show how your unconscious has noticed things that you may not have noticed in waking life. They are both a reminder and a possible warning. You may, for example, dream of a teenager being knocked down on a busy street outside a petrol station, only to read a few weeks later that a teenager has been seriously injured in just this way. The most likely explanation is that you have unconsciously noticed how dangerous the crossing was, having read somewhere about the growing number of teenagers killed on the roads due to the use of mobile telephones, and without realizing it, you have observed that an accident was highly likely. These kinds of subtle clues and subliminal suggestions are around us every day.
Adventure dreams can be a reflection of your waking life, which may have become more adventurous recently, but it could also suggest the need to experiment, physically, emotionally and spiritually.
The Jungian archetype of the hero, starting out on his adventure and battling adversity in order to learn, mature and grow, dominates the interpretation of adventure-themed dreams. Adventure dreams urge the dreamer to take on new challenges or seek out aspects of themselves or talents that remain hidden in waking life. They point the way towards a new understanding, and the discovery of inner strength and creativity that can empower the dreamer.
Finally, activities or actions within dreams are often concerned with hidden motivations and agendas, and, interpreted within the context of your mood and emotions within the dream, are particularly important. The psychological meaning is that action needs to transfer from dreams to waking life in order for progress to be made. Symbolically the action can give an indication of the dreamer’s spiritual progress.
Typically, activities in dreams are associated with moving forward or making progress in waking life. They reflect how well you are doing in your quest to achieve your ambitions. Do you need to move on? Take another route? Speed up or slow down? That’s why it is particularly helpful to take note of the details in your dream. What was the goal you were running, walking, climbing or swimming towards? Did you feel exhausted or were you in peak form? Were you competing against anyone? Did you reach your destination or achieve your goal? Did you feel satisfied or disappointed? The answers to these questions will help you assess your progress and identify any obstacles or attitudes that may be holding you back.... The Element Encyclopedia
It is a fortunate omen to dream of advancement whether it involves you or someone else; it signifies satisfaction and success in any important undertaking, and a quick settlement if you have legal matters pending. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
If you dream of receiving a financial advance on a project, this represents support, belief in your talents, and that you are taking your dreams and visions seriously. See Raise and Promotion.... Strangest Dream Explanations
It is a fortunate omen to dream of advancement whether it involves you or someone else; it signifies satisfaction and success in any important undertaking, and a quick settlement if you have legal matters pending.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
To see others advancing, foretells that friends will hold positions of favor near you. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
The type of adventure governs the interpretation of this dream, and while its meaning is quite straightforward, you must bear in mind that in this exceptional case the prediction pertains only to your feeling about the adventure, rather than the details of it (i.e., pleased, amused, distressed, excited, ashamed, etc.), and you can expect an experience of a similar character shortly. So if your dream adventure left you feeling guilty--put up your guard! If the dream concerned an adventurer, or adventuress, you are probably in for a surprising change of environment. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
An adventure dream may also refer to a chance to become more intimate with oneself. Be glad about the dream; you are gaining self-knowledge and getting closer to your goal!
Determine what kind of adventure it is and what your feelings are. And do remember that adventure may sometimes take place in the internal rather in the external world.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Depth Psychology: An adventure points to your unconscious desire for more freedom and independence.
A scary adventure means fear of uncertainties or skepticism about an actual event.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you do not enjoy the adventure you dream of, then this indicates your resistance and reaction to changes that are taking place in your life.... Strangest Dream Explanations
So if your dream adventure left you feeling guilty—put up your guard! If the dream concerned an adventurer, or adventuress, you are probably in for a surprising change of environment... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
To enter this world while asleep leaves us largely unaware of its possibilities.
To take waking awareness into our entrance, as happens when we explore a dream through dream processing, unfolds the magic impact of what we meet.
When we open the door of dreams in this way we begin a journey. It has stages, problems to surmount and things to learn, just like any journey. Many people have already travelled before us, and there are books such as Alice in Wonderland, The Odyssey, Exploring Inner Space, and Altered States oj Consciousness which describe journeys and the terrain.
Although we might meet the heights of religious experience as well as the depths of human despair on the journey, in simple terms it is primarily a journey into a confrontation with our own potential, our own fear, our own prison bars of thought and habit, our own ability to lift perception beyond what we have known before and look at the world, and our life in it, from new perspectives.
It is a journey towards greater maturity in which we face the humbling vision of our own littleness, the moving encounter with the vulnerable child we once were, the cleaning out of the store cupboards of resentment, hurt and anger, the D1Y of conscious renewal of our identity, and the meeting with Love as we experience ourself as a living participator in the wonder of life. We look at birth, we meet death, we gaze into the vast depths of space out of which our being has arisen. Then we find ourselves seeing the faces of the other human beings we live with, and recognising we are all on the journey, and we only have each other. Realising we are all waves on a shoreless sea—from no port we move to no destination—we understand our self responsibility, and consider what we will to do with the momentum of our life. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
For a young woman to think she is an adventuress, portends that she will be too wrapped up in her own conduct to see that she is being flattered into exchanging her favors for disgrace. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If you overcome an adversary, you will escape the effect of some serious disaster. See Enemies. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To overcome one indicates a victory over disappointments.
To be overcome indicates you need to take a good look at those around you. Someone could be a troublemaker behind your back. Also, this could be a dream of contrary.
If your dream involved an opponent or a business, social, or professional rival, you may have some momentary difficulties, but you can rise above them with a little serious effort.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
It is always a good sign if you dream of an opponent or some business or professional rival. It indicates difficulties in the immediate future, but you will overcome these if you are in earnest.... Mystic Dream Book
If your dream in volved an opponent or a business, social, or professional rival, you may have some momentary difficulties, but you can rise above them with a little serious effort... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
It is probably representative of an aspect you dislike about yourself and that has created an inner conflict.
It is important to be attentive to the way the conflict resolves because it will be indicative of how you feel in real life.
It is said that beating an opponent in dreams brings misfortune because it means negative friendships will end up hurting you in real life.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
To see others in adversity, portends gloomy surroundings, and the illness of some one will produce grave fears of the successful working of plans.
The old dream books give this as a sign of coming prosperity. This definition is untrue. There are two forces at work in man, one from within and the other from without. They are from two distinct spheres; the animal mind influenced by the personal world of carnal appetites, and the spiritual mind from the realm of universal Brotherhood, present antagonistic motives on the dream consciousness.
If these two forces were in harmony, the spirit or mental picture from the dream mind would find a literal fulfilment in the life of the dreamer.
The pleasurable sensations of the body cause the spirit anguish.
The selfish enrichment of the body impoverishes the spirit influence upon the Soul.
The trials of adversity often cause the spirit to rejoice and the flesh to weep.
If the cry of the grieved spirit is left on the dream mind it may indicate to the dreamer worldly advancement, but it is hardly the theory of the occult forces, which have contributed to the contents of this book. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
It is especially auspicious if the advertisements had illustrations. **Advertisement: To read one indicates someone you trust may cheat you. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
It is especially auspicious if the advertisements had illustrations.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
To read advertisements, denotes that enemies will overtake you, and defeat you in rivalry. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Too much self-congratulation and advertising of oneself, but also creativity and inspiration.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
For instance, an advertisement on a hoarding might mean a way of working in the world, whereas a television advert would represent a way of thinking.
2- There is a need to put ourselves on the line and to be acknowledged for who we are.
If we ourselves arc the subject of the advertisement, we should expect to be more upfront and open about our activities.
If someone we know is advertising themselves in our dream, we may have become aware that they have the ability to help us in our activities. Conversely, our subconscious may be alerting us to their need for help.
3- Information received psychically needs acknowledgement so we can move forwards.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The subject matter in the ad is indicative of an aspect of yourself that wishes to be noticed or accepted.
If someone you know is advertising themselves, then this symbolizes knowledge or expertise they possess that can aid you with a certain task. You should learn to accept assistance from others rather than trying to tackle a difficult problem on your own.
To dream that you are putting out an advertisement implies that you need to apply more effort in order to attain your desired end result.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
It is a good sign, on the other hand, to read an Advertisement inserted by someone else.... Mystic Dream Book
If we ourselves are the subject of the advertisement, we should expect to be more upfront and open about our activities.
If someone we know is advertising themselves in our dream, we may have become aware that they have the ability to help us in our activities. Conversely, our subconscious may be alerting us to their need for help.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
For instance, an advertisement on a hoarding might mean a way of working in the world, whereas a television advert would represent a way of thinking.
To dream of reading an advertisement in a newspaper might have a more personal impact than any other type of message.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream that you are putting out an advertisement, indicates hard work is needed to achieve your goals. Dreaming about a billboard is a sign or message that you need to take note of in your path toward your goals. Consider what advice the billboard is trying to convey to you.
If you dream that you are watching TV commercials, this signifies your tendency to jump from one thing to another without completing your initial responsibilities and tasks.... My Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: Something from deep in your unconscious is trying to get your attention. Maybe you have chosen to ignore or suppress it? See Poster.... Dreamers Dictionary
If it was clear and convincing, you are keeping your focus in waking life, but if it was confusing, you have not kept your ambitions clear. See also LEISURE AND ENTERTAINMENT.... The Element Encyclopedia
If an advertizement does feature in your dream, its purpose will be to highlight your aspirations—so pay particular attention to the content of the advert. What or who was it trying to sell? If your dreaming mind lingered over the advert for shoes, a fast car, holiday or any other object of your desire, your uncon—scious may simply be reflecting your waking obsession with it.
If the dream highlighted cosmetics or clothes, your dreaming mind may be encouraging you to change your image in some way in waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream that you seek legal advice, foretells that there will be some transactions in your affairs which will create doubt of their merits and legality. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Taking advice indicates an open, ﬂexible mind. ... New American Dream Dictionary
(Also see Soliciting advice)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To give it, indicates that you have an important message (knowledge you already have) to give to someone. Beware of humiliating quarrels with friends if you gave advice in your dream, but if you received advice you will make some new and useful friends. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
2- In dreams accepting advice is acknowledging the need to be doing something one doesn’t necessarily want to do. Giving advice is recognising that one is aware of information which can be helpful to others.
3- We have an inner awareness.
The Higher Self will often manifest itself as a figure which is giving advice.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The higher self or spiritual part of ourselves will often manifest itself as a figure that is giving advice, sometimes a figure of authority or a parental figure.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A little thought will usually reveal which circumstances in our daily lives are under consideration.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you dream of giving advice, you will have quarrels with friends.... My Dream Interpretation
If you are a banister in your dream, then there will be a longer delay, but success is certain, unless, in Court, you dream that you lose your case.... Mystic Dream Book
The advocate embodies social justice and a sense of devotion to championing the rights of others in the public arena. The shadow advocate manifests in commitment to false or negative causes, or in committing to causes for personal gain.
If this figure appears in your dreams, you should ask yourself how much of your life is dedicated to the welfare of others, and a willingness to take action on their behalf.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you dream of returning a DVD to a store, you are regretting your past actions. You may wish that you could go back and do something over again.... My Dream Interpretation
If there are names on the sign, pay attention to the writing: small letters, elegantly written letters, ornate letters, or letters written in color.
If the sign has a picture, look up its meaning.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If a rich person asks a poor person for somethingor for a favor in a dream, it means that he could suffer in hell-fire unless he repents from his sins and bigotry.
(Also see Advice; Beggar)... Islamic Dream Interpretation