Dream Interpretation Institution | Dream Meanings
A symbol of ability and cooperation of diverse interests, which points to intellectual energies.
To agree with others or with the different sides within yourself. Herd instincts, as in Uniform.
If it is a religious people conducting a campaign against sin, it denotes that you will be called upon to contribute from your private means to sustain charitable institutions.
For a woman to dream that she is interested in a campaign against fallen women, denotes that she will surmount obstacles and prove courageous in time of need. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To dream of giving to charitable institutions, your right of possession to paving property will be disputed. Worries and ill health will threaten you.
For young persons to dream of giving charity, foreshows they will be annoyed by deceitful rivals.
To dream that you are an object of charity, omens that you will succeed in life after hard times with misfortunes. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If you see a pall-bearer, you will antagonize worthy institutions, and make yourself obnoxious to friends. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
An earthquake in a dream is also interpreted to indicate major changes in that particular place, or a calamity that will befall a town or a country.
If one sees the mountains rumbling, shaking and crumbling, then being restored to their original state in a dream, it means that a great happening will devastate such a place.
If one sees the earth shaking or caving in, and if everything sinks into the ground, hitting a segment of the community and sparing another segment of it in the dream, it means that a calamity will befall that place, and it will manifest through social disorder, injustices or a plague.
If one sees the earth shaking and the firmament rent asunder in a dream, it means that major adversities will hit their properties, cattle, farms and institutions, etcetera, as a divine chastisement for people’s sins.
If one sees the earth moving under his feet in a dream, then it represents one’s striving and pursuit of his business needs or livelihood.
An earthquake in a dream also represents exposing secrets, hearing bad news, a general scare, public disturbances, the surfacing of new diseases.
If one sees the walls crumbling and caving in a dream, it means his death. Seeing an earthquake in an arable land in a dream means fertility or a good harvest.
An earthquake in a dream also may mean travels, dancing, abstraction of business or having an argument with one’s family. Ifthe destruction hits the buildings in urban areas in the dream, it means business growth for construction workers, contractors or related industries. Seeing an earthquake hitting a fruit farm in a dream means a good harvest.
If the quake takes place during the month of May, it means a fierce battle, fights between people or public disorder.
If one’s dream takes place during the month of June, then it means destruction of evil trades and their people.
If the dream takes place during the daylight time, then it means appointment of people of knowledge to leading positions in the government. Ifone dreams of an earthquake during the month of July, it means that a great person will die in that place. Ifit takes place during the month of August, it means that an enemy will attack that country.
If it takes place during the month of September in the dream, it means that a stranger will enter that town and subsequently, the town will be hit with a severe plague and sufferings.
If it takes place during the month of October in one’s dream, then it represents a common illness, safety of pregnant women and loweringor stabilization of prices. Ifit takes place duringthe month ofNovember in the dream, it means frequent miscarriages. Ifit takes place during the month of December in a dream, then it represents severe calamities, plagues and death, though no enemy threat is visible.
If it takes place during the month January in one’s dream, then it means the death of young people.
If it takes place during the month of February in the dream, then it means hunger and miscarriages.
If it takes place during the month of March in the dream, then it means prosperity and a good harvest. Ifa pregnant woman sees an earthquake in her dream, it means that she is delivering her baby.
(Also see Cave in; Destruction; Earth; Thunder; Tremor)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The dream probably evokes unhappy feelings or conditions from the past, as the person used rocking to cope with their past distress, it occurs as an habitual accompaniment of the distressing dream. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
The classroom of life itself. WTiat are you learning in this dream, and how can you apply it to your present situation?
Matters of education and training. What level of schooling is shown in the dream? Elemental-}’ school reflects the need to get back to basics, whereas college symbolizes preparation and learning as a key to success in our endeavors.
An unvoiced desire to return to school and achieve a specific personal goal, manifesting through the dream.
If this is the case, check with your local institutions and see if you can’t make this dream a realitv!... The Language of Dreams
The desolate ruins of the war represent the failure of institutions or authority figures to meet your selfish needs.
To survive this crisis, listen to the opinions of people who you might not normally pay attention to. Also see “Concentration Camp.”... My Dream Interpretation
To dream that you are outside a mental institution, suggests that you are feeling shunned, excluded or ignored by others.... My Dream Interpretation
If the dreamer is in a hospital bed with the attendance of nurses, the dream is significant of a type of helplessness with a wish to have people wait upon him (or her).... Psycho Dream Interpretation
Be cautious.... 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
(2) If in the dream you are being led, who or what is leading you? If it is a person of the opposite sex, it may be your anima / animus. If
so, you must distinguish between leading and controlling: that your anima / animus should take you by the hand and show you things you had never deigned to look at - in yourself - before, is good; but an anima / animus that wants to take over the whole psyche is overcompensating for having been neglected - so now is the time to stop neglecting it and denying it a place in your conscious life (for anima / animus, see Brother / Sister, sections (4)-(6)).
Alternatively, he, she or it could represent some (unconscious) attitude or instinctive drive. Where are you being led: towards your true self or astray?
(3) Is the leader an authority figure? If so, he or she may represent either some actual person (father, for instance) or some belief-system (a dogmatic religious or other institution) that is influencing you, perhaps to the extent of moulding you. The dream may be telling you that your life should be ruled from within, not from outside.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
It is important to keep in mind that many individuals find the most severe judge inside themselves.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If by reading it a pleasant feeling comes up, then your future is protected; if it produces anxiety, it may indicate that you need to take things more positively.
If the letter is from a friend, you need support; if it comes from a company or institution, you crave changing your job; however, if you dream that you do not receive letters, it should encourage you to get in touch with your loved ones. It could be that they are requiring your help. The letter could also come from your unconscious that tries to give you a message about your behavior or circumstances.
It is important that you pay attention to it.
For some superstitions, dreaming of a letter portends unexpected news. For others, it predicts a close marriage.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A wonderful weight-bearing shape, a square is what allows for building the foundation on which the creative energies of three can be supported. Four connects to the establishment of institutions, order, rules, and regulations. While a number of great strength, it can engender a sense of limitation and the concept of restraint.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The murder portion suggests a need or desire to change some element of our consciousness, so much so as to need a death to represent the level of change that is being considered.
The institutional nature of the gas chamber suggests that the impetus for this level of sacrifice or change may have more to do with what is good for the community than something personal. There may be some intense expression of guilt associated with this image showing up in a dream.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If you are holding a leash in a dream, then you are exploring issues of control. Consider to what or whom the leash is attached and add that distinction to your dream.
A dog on a leash might be about attempts to control love and loyalty. Another person on a leash is a symbol of attempting to rein in the qualities represented by the character aspects of that person.
If you are on a leash, there may be a need to submit or surrender control to another person, institution, or circumstance in your life.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The proliferation of this image in the media makes it a universal symbol for spiritual devotion. Also because of the media, this symbol carries with it a great number of potential shades of meaning, from an intense level of respect to humorous irreverence or even intense antipathy. Your personal associations with priests will therefore play a prominent role in how you interpret a dream with a priest in it. On the serious end of the spectrum, the priest is the symbolic representation of Christ on Earth and signifies a level of dedication that is unparalleled in our modern culture. In this light, the character aspect of a priest in a dream connects to a deeply committed spiritual side of your nature that is willing to sacrifice much for the sake of your beliefs. There is no getting around the current perception that the institution of the priesthood is also embroiled in deep controversy over sexual improprieties.
The enforced role of celibacy also plays an important role in interpreting this symbol.
If a priest should play a prominent role in a dream, issues of sexuality and sexual expression / freedom may be present.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If anyone you know was wearing purple in your dream, could this have reflected your admiration and respect for their spiritual or regal qualities? Or did these clothes irritate you because of that person’s self aggrandizement, or because you feel subservient to some authority figure or institution in your life? On the other hand, could the dream have been suggesting that you, or someone you know, is being a ‘shrinking violet’, i.e. shy and modest?
Purple everyday objects in dreams could also indicate the need for more openness and honesty in your dealings with others. Darker shades of violet may suggest misunderstandings or obstacles that need to be overcome. Violet is also a spiritual color, and brighter shades of violet in a dream are associated with inspiration and stimulation.
If violet features in your dream, have you been feeling as if you cannot relate to anyone? Could your dream possibly be trying to give you added inspiration with regard to a new project? Keywords: devotion, healing abilities, loving, kindness, and compassion. It is also the color of royalty, high rank, and dignity.... The Element Encyclopedia
Although there is some evidence that dreams may be able to reveal the future or events, they are perhaps best explained by anticipating what is likely to happen. For example, many dreams predicted the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. However, it must be remembered that President Kennedy was one of the world’s most well-known men and presidents are always vulnerable to assassination. Such dreams, as Jung put it, ‘are not more prophetic than a medical diagnosis or weather forecast. They are merely an anticipatory combination of possibilities which may coincide with the actual behavior of things but need not necessarily agree on every detail.’ Dreams of personal disaster are usually a common cause for concern; for example, a plane crash or car crash. However, such dreams are typically born out of apprehension.
Even though there is no scientific evidence that dreams can reveal the future, some dreams do seem to be genuine predictions. Just before his title fight in 1947, Sugar Ray Robinson dreamt he was in the ring with Jimmy Doyle. ‘I hit him a few good punches and he was on his back, his bland eyes staring up at me. Doyle never moved and the crowd was shouting, “He’s dead! He’s dead!”’ Robinson was so upset by the dream he asked Adkins, his trainer and promoter, to call off the fight. Adkins told him: ‘Dreams don’t come true.
If they did, I’d be a millionaire.’ In the eighth round, Doyle went down from a hook to the jaw. He never got up and was dead the next day.
If you are interested in this aspect of dreaming—whether you yourself have had predictive dreams or simply want to study the subject—it is vital to keep a detailed diary of your dreams.
If you do have a dream that seems to predict a serious event or important event, such as an explosion or a tornado, make a note, have it dated and witnessed, seal it in an envelope and send it to a reputable institution such as your bank with instructions to date it on arrival. See also Precognitive dreams entry in DISASTERS.... The Element Encyclopedia
Content-wise, the most dramatic finding was a direct correlation between age and frequency of dreams about death and dying. Dream content also changes among the retired (especially the institutionalized) elderly, who often experience dreams about lack of resources.
Finally, dreams among those who are dying often include the theme of life after death.... Dreampedia
Some anthropologists, such as Kilton Stew- art, provided romantic idealizations of dream practices in non-Western cultures. According to Stewart, the Senoi of Malaysia reportedly lived a trouble-free life based on their reverence for dreams. Stewart, who lived with the Senoi in 1935, wrote that “the absence of violent crime, armed conflict, and mental and physical diseases ... can only be explained on the basis of institutions which produce a high state of psychological integration and emotional maturity, along with social skills and attitudes that promote creative rather than destructive interpersonal relations” (Stewart, p. 160—see Sources). According to Stewart’s study, the collective life of the Senoi centered around a complex dream psychology that served to integrate the community. However, his theory was soon seriously challenged, and anthropological research on dreams lost credibility.
Anthropologists have long been interested in cross-cultural experiences of dreaming and interpretations of dreams, concentrating especially on the latter interest, rather than focusing on the dream as an experience. With the publication of Dreaming: Anthropological and Psychological Interpretations (1987), edited by Barbara Ted- lock, anthropology emerged as a major field of dream research with important insights to con- tribute to the modern study of dreams.
According to the authors of Dreaming, which is a collection of essays based on fieldwork con- ducted among various peoples of Central and South America, the culture to which the individual belongs largely determines the social context in which the dream is narrated and how it is interpreted. Dreaming experience also reflects important beliefs about reality, death, the soul, and the boundaries between self and others. Thus, to achieve a good understanding of dream experiences of other groups, it is fundamental to fully understand their culture through the study of their language, their social institutions, and their psychological, philosophical, and religious beliefs.
Tedlock’s anthropological research indicates that many other cultures draw lines between more and less meaningful dreams. Also, as one might anticipate, in many non-Western cultures dream- ing has religious meaning, in that dreams reflect a culture’s spiritual beliefs, and may even create new religious imagery that can influence the individual’s as well as the whole society’s religious orientation.... Dreampedia