2. Doorway to something signiﬁcant. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Crumbled: The destruction of hopes with little warning.
An alternative type of bridge dream, in which movement from one side of the archway to the other marks a transition (see Directions).
A guidepost to follow. Just as we use important buildings for landmarks when giving directions, our ancestors used archways as meeting and business places, often at crossroads (see Cross). In this case, what’s below the archway or what’s happening there will give you more insight.... The Language of Dreams
What did man do with these odd images that appeared during their sleep? Well, they did what we do today – tried to interpret them!
Dream interpretations date back to 3000-4000 B.C. where they were documented on clay tablets. For as long as we have been able to communicate our dreams, we have been fascinated with them and strive to understand them.
People in primal societies were unable to distinguish between the dream world and reality. They not only saw the dream world as an extension of reality, but that the dream realm was a more powerful world.
Back in the Greek and Roman era, dreams were often seen in a religious context and messages from the gods. Temples, called Asclepieions were built around the power of dreams. It was believed that sick people who slept in these temples would be sent cures through their dreams.
In Egypt, priests also acted as dream interpreters. The Egyptians recorded their dreams in hieroglyphics. People with particular vivid and significant dreams were believed to be blessed and were considered special. People who had the power to interpret dreams were looked up to and seen as divinely gifted. In the bible, there are over seven hundred mentions of dreams. Tracing back to these ancient cultures, people had always had an inclination to interpret dreams
Dreams were also seen as prophetic and an omen from outside spirits. People often looked to their dreams for signs of warning and advice from a deity, from the dead or even the works of a demon. Sometimes they look to their dreams for what to do or what course of action to take.
Dreams often dictated the actions of political and military leaders. In fact, in the Green and Roman era, dream interpreters even accompanied military leaders into battle to help. Some interpreters aided the medicine men in a diagnosis. Dreams offered a vital clue for healers in finding what was wrong with the dreamer.
Dreaming can be seen as an actual place that your spirit and soul leaves every night to go and visit. The Chinese believed that the soul leaves the body to go into this world. However, if they should be suddenly awakened, their soul may fail to return to the body. For this reason, some Chinese today, are wary of alarm clocks.
Some Native American tribes and Mexican civilizations share this same notion of a distinct dream dimension. They believed that their ancestors lived in their dreams and take on non-human forms like plants. They see that dreams as a way of visiting and having contact with their ancestors. Dreams also helped to point their mission or role in life.
During the Middle Ages, dreams were seen as evil and its images were temptations from the devil. In the vulnerable sleep state, the devil was believed to fill the mind of humans with poisonous thoughts. He did his dirty work though dreams attempting to mislead humans down a wrong path.
In the early 19th century, dreams were dismissed as stemming from anxiety, a household noise or even indigestion. Hence there was really no meaning to it. Later on in the 19th century, Sigmund Freud revived the importance of dreams and its significance and need for interpretation. He revolutionized the study of dreams.... Dreampedia
A closed door may represent something hidden, or it may symbolize an opportunity that is closed to us. (See also Gate.)... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
2. New prospects.
3. Moving from one level of understanding to another.
4. Fortune or wealth is at hand.
5. View of society (door opening out).
6. View of inner self (door opens in). ... New American Dream Dictionary
If the door in your dream is in your own home, it may represent an open doorway to a more intimate relationship with family members.
A doorway in a house that is unfamiliar may represent a doorway into the soul.
A doorway in a friend’s house may suggest having an open invitation to get closer.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
A driveway is a home base for your vehicle (body) that moves you through life.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If someone else’s driveway, see Road.... The Dream Books Symbols
Take into account how easy or hard is it to gain access to your house as this will show the barriers you may have put up to prevent other people getting close to you. It may be that you have become too open to the demands of others and need to be more selfcontained.
To see a fence in your dream signifies an obstacle or barrier that may be standing in your path. Are you feeling fenced in? To dream that you are climbing to the top of a fence indicates success and the development of your potential. To dream that you are building a fence signifies secrecy, withdrawal and an intense need for privacy. There might also be someone with whom you need to mend fences in waking life? To dream that you fall from a fence suggests that you may have overcommitted yourself in waking life. To see animals jumping over a fence into an enclosure could mean that you are unable to control your instincts and emotions.... The Element Encyclopedia
An expressway may mention that you need to express your feelings in order to get the results you want.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
• Your sense of responsibility is overwhelmed and you feel you’re in danger of forgetting something important in your waking life. You may feel you’re not up to the job you’ve been given to do.
• It can also symbolise an unconscious desire to leave something behind e.g. you forget where you live because you don’t want to go home.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
2. A lack of inhibitions, sense of “freedom.” ... New American Dream Dictionary
A crowded freeway may comment on feelings that others are crowding you.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If you walked the gangway, up is, of course, better than down, and if it was a level one you crossed, progress is indicated, but you will first have to cope with some reactivated enmity from the past... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(1) Freud says a gate may symbolize the vagina; opening the gate, male penetration of the vagina.
(2) A locked gate (a recurring image in Freud’s dreams) may symbolize a problem to w hich you have not yet found the key; or it may mean you have not penetrated your unconscious. What is preventing you? It is
you - or some part of you - that has locked the gate. Alternatively, it may symbolize something you should not attempt to do.
(3) The narrow gate is a Christian symbol of the way to ‘life5 or ‘salvation5. Psychologically, it may symbolize the way to healing and wholeness; the fulfilling of your ‘destiny5; where you should be concentrating your attention and effort.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Depth Psychology: You have maneuvered yourself into a difficult situation because you are on the wrong track or were led astray. Find a solution—quickly!... Dreamers Dictionary
• Sometimes dreams of being lost can relate to changes in your life that you’ve not yet adjusted to or acknowledged to yourself e.g. an unwanted divorce.
• Have you lost your way? Are you lacking in purpose and direction? Facing the confusion and getting help to clarify your options should get you back on track.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
The dream may also mean getting out of an unpleasant situation in good shape, but don’t “run over” other people and expect that they will accept your plan or idea. Running over somebody with your car: your carelessness will cost you money.
Depth Psychology: Dreaming about being run over by a train, ear, or machine: you have maneuvered yourself into a situation that vou can’t handle.... Dreamers Dictionary
It reveals your desire to get moving after a state of rest. The intention of activity, the start of projects with renewed vigor. To get up after a fall signifies the strength to want to move forward despite difficulties.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If your dreams often feature themes of illness or loss of strength and you are concerned by these, see your doctor by all means; the chances are, however, that you feel unable to meet some internal or external commands in waking life. In your dreams, your unmet goals and high standards are making you ill. But dreams in which you have boundless energy and physical power seem to be telling you that you are capable of far more than you realize. In some cases, as with people who are seriously ill or disabled, dreams of extraordinary energy and good health are compensatory or wish- fulfillment dreams.
If, in your dream, you are weak because you have lost weight, this can suggest concern about body image but it can also indicate possessive, demanding behavior from the people in your life. Conversely, gaining weight and strength may show an excessive need for their approval and a childish need for instant gratification. Finally, if other people are watching either your feats of strength or growing weakness in your dream, this suggests that you are preoccupied with themes of competition. Who or what are you trying to compete with, surpass or vanquish?... The Element Encyclopedia
A hallway in a dream also represents one’s grave, since the grave is a hallway to either heaven or hell, or it may represent the steps of a sick person or a handicapped person. Its lights, size and the ease of crossing it in the dream reflect the outcome.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you pass someone in the hallway, it could represent a brief relationship in the future that will be short-lived.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
A dream of walking through a long hallway or corridor can also represents your frustration in trying to escape a repetitive situation.... My Dream Interpretation
It is important to analyze all the elements that appear throughout the corridor because they reflect the dreamer’s emotional state at the time of transit. However, the final key is the feeling that you have as you follow the path into the unknown. Running along a corridor without ever seeing the end may show the need to escape from a distressing situation that is repeated too often in reality. Also, it may refer to the attitudes that you must leave behind to pass from one life stage to another. Corridors and passages are places where energy is moving rapidly but never accumulates. This dream, therefore, may denote that we are in danger of losing all our energy and vitality.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If your dream takes place in a hallway or features one strongly, then you are in some sort of process that has not yet led you to your final destination.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A crowded highway may represent frustration with others who are moving too slowly, such as in making a decision at work.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Depth Psychology: See Avenue, Street, Walkway. ... Dreamers Dictionary
A smooth, straight highway signifies inner peace and a trouble-free journey ahead for you, while a winding, bumpy road reflects emotional disharmony and difficulties in your near future.
To dream of walking on a highway during the daytime suggests that you are headed towards a big future - the possibilities are endless! If you were walking on a highway at night, this signifies your struggle for contentment.... My Dream Interpretation
Highways carry you toward, or away from, someone or something. Other parts of the dream are important to meaning here, such as billboards, buildings, and people or vehicles that are traveling on the same highway.
Being lost on the highway: Needing to make a decision, but not having a clear picture of what all the options offer. Alternatively, feeling as if you have lost your faith or spiritual focus.
Stranded on a highway: A type of desertion dream. Also, a need within to reach out and ask for aid, otherwise the vehicle of your life may remain stalled.
Hitchhiking down: Wanderlust; the desire to release all responsibilities and experience some adventure. Alternatively, riding on someone else’s talents, abilities, or finances, instead of being independent.
Fork in the road: A determination that must be made fairly quickly or the opportunity may be lost. Two vehicles taking separate parts of this fork represent individuals or situations moving away from one another.... The Language of Dreams
If they see an open door, they get their way.
Depth Psychology: The passageway is a symbol of die female and strong erotic needs (in men’s dreams). In women’s dreams, it indicates the direction their lives should take.
If the passageway is dark, long, and without doors, your search for direction will take a little longer. See House, Tunnel.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you wake up before fully exploring these passageways, then it suggests that you may not know how to go about taking advantage of these opportunities or how to move forward with a relationship. Perhaps the newness and uncertainty of this discovery also makes you a little more cautious.... The Element Encyclopedia
The passageways are a positive dream.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
1- A railway in a dream signifies the way we wish to go in life. We can take a way forward and can make informed choices.
A single track suggests that there Is only one way to go, whereas a multiple track suggests many more opportunities.
2- Psychologically; a railway suggests the idea of keeping to one goal (which may be a group one) and being single-minded about it. One early symbolism of the railway was the facility of being able to ignore obstacles, to go round, through or over anything which stood in the way.
3- Spiritually, the railway suggests a chosen direction which is usually fairly straightforward.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A single track suggests that there is only one way to go, whereas a multiple track suggests many more opportunities.
A railway station would suggest a planned break.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A frequent dream symbol. Changes in the present life situation. At the train station, we often find out where our life’s journey is taking us. Also an image of rushing (“It’s high time”). Waiting for something or “being thrown off-track.”
The conductor might be a symbol for our better- informed self. Is the train coming, are we on the right train, where and to which train are we changing, the waiting room: all these symbols can easily be a reflection of our own emotional situation.
In depth psychology, the train represents our unconscious, which is trying to get us on the right “track.”... Little Giant Encyclopedia
2. A fear of dealing with challenges—usually in life, frequently in relationships.
3. Actions or activities are an immature diversion, an escape.
4. Feelings that life or situations are extremely out of control (as in “runaway” vehicle, train or most modes of transportation). ... New American Dream Dictionary
A slower pace of life may be indicated.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Running away from something in a dream means turning to God Almighty and seeking refuge in Him for safety and protection. Runningawayin a dream also could mean receivingan appointment, or it could mean repentance from a sin, or it could mean one’s death.
If one sees himself running away to escape from an enemy he fears in a dream, it means that he will be safe. Ifa man ofknowledge or a scholar sees himselfrunning away from an enemy in fear in a dream, it means that he will be asked to sit as ajudge, or to govern.
If one sees himself running away but has no fear in the dream, it means his death.
(Also see Escape from danger; Take a flight)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you dreamed of a fashion runway, whether you were walking on it or not, you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed or pressured in real life. Give yourself a break and try to express any pent-up feelings to a good friend.... My Dream Interpretation
2. One is trying to avoid a confrontation. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A stairway in a dream also could represent the days of one’s life and their term.
If one sees a staircase which he recognizes in the dream, it could represent the servant of a house, its owner, or its accountant.
If a sick person sees himself climbing an unknown staircase which is leading him to the upper room from where he can see paradise in the dream, it means that he may die from his illness and reach what he saw.
If obstacles hinder his way or impede his climb in the dream, it means that he is detained, and the immediate blessings of such a gift will be veiled to him. Descending a staircase in a dream means arriving from a journey, resigning from one’sjob, impeachment, or it could represent a pedestrian.
If one’s descent leads him to his family, house, or farmland in the dream, it means money.
If what he reaches at the end of the staircase is unknown, and if one meets people, or souls he does not recognize in the dream, it also denotes what we have earlier explained.
If during one’s climb or descent he falls into a well, or if a giant bird grabs him and flies away with him, or if a beast devours him, or if he steps into a boat that sails away as he steps into it, or if he takes a step to find himself riding an animal, or a vehicle of some type, the staircase then represents the stages of one’s life and what he encountered during the journey of his life, all replayed or screened before his eyes at the point of descending into his grave, or as a book one reads after his death.
If he does wake up and finds himself healthy and fit, it means that he will become a tyrant, an unjust person, an atheist and a reprobate.
If one sees himself descending a staircase that leads him into a mosque, lush foliage, green fields, a fresh breeze of spring, or into a pond to take a ritual ablution to perform his prayers in the dream, it means that he will become a true believer, repent for his his sins and abandon his blameworthy conduct. Otherwise, ifhe descends upon adverse elements such as snakes,lions, steep hills, corpses, or a field of scattered remains in a dream, then it represents major trials and adversities.
If the steps are made of clay in one’s dream, they indicate positive signs. However, a stairway could be regarded as unfavorable if its steps are made of backed bricks.
If they are made of stones in the dream, they mean business success, along with a heart like a stone.
If the staircase is made of wooden steps in the dream, it means reaching a high rank which is compounded with hypocrisy. Ifthey are made of gold in the dream, then they mean achieving success and gaining authority.
If they are made of silver in the dream, they represent one’s entourage and attendants. Climbing a staircase in a dream also means sharpening one’s intellect and awareness. In a dream, a stairway is also interpreted to mean leading a life of ascetic detachment and devotion. Coming near a staircase in a dream also means attaining success and a growing piety. Each step represents a different station. Climbing a staircase in a dream also represents the dangers one may have to cross. Seeing a staircase with five steps in a dream represents the five time prayers, or the pulpit where the Imam stands to deliver his Friday sermon. That is why some interpreters qualify the staircase in one’s dream as glad tidings, good news, prayers, charity, alms giving, fasting, or a pilgrimage. God knows best.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you regularly use the subway, you may need to look at the other parts of the dream more carefully.
If the subway is not a regular part of your daily routine but is the primary dream image then you can consider it to be symbolic of the way that you navigate through your own emotions and hidden parts of self.
The subway is under the ground and represents the unconscious parts of self. All of us interact on conscious and unconscious levels. We have intuitive feelings and unspoken understanding that direct our lives as much as the obvious and fully conscious things. Consider the subway ride in your dream and try to understand what it is conveying to you about your more subtle navigation through ongoing life experiences. See also: Train... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
A subway may also indicate a preoccupation with getting to work and may reflect concerns in making a deadline.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If you have this dream, you may reach a goal in real life by using the spiritual or instinctive part of your nature.... My Dream Interpretation
Don’t get discouraged; they will soon be a faded memory.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If boarding a train, you’re getting ready for a new direction.
If changing trains, you’re changing directions.... The Dream Books Symbols
The idea that is being represented the most by this image in a dream has to do with being just under the surface of your consciousness. Such a dream indicates that you can learn something by doing a little investigation of what is lurking below and find yourself in some new territory as a result.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
3. False self-image (as revealed in a biography about him). ... New American Dream Dictionary
(Also see Road)... Islamic Dream Interpretation