Islamic Dream Interpretation/dream Dictionary/d | Dream Meaning

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1758 dream interpretations related to the symbols you see in your dreams.

Dog

A person of like character, i.E.

A golden retriever is prosperous, brown is a worker, pit bull is dangerous, white is innocent, etc.; See “animals”... dog dream meaning

Desert

To dream of wandering through a gloomy and barren desert, denotes famine and uprisal of races and great loss of life and property.

For a young woman to find herself alone in a desert, her health and reputation is being jeopardized by her indiscretion. She should be more cautious. ... desert dream meaning

Dragon

To dream of a dragon, denotes that you allow yourself to be governed by your passions, and that you are likely to place yourself in the power of your enemies through those outbursts of sardonic tendencies. You should be warned by this dream to cultivate self-control. See Devil. ... dragon dream meaning

Death

To dream of seeing any of your people dead, warns you of coming dissolution or sorrow. Disappointments always follow dreams of this nature.

To hear of any friend or relative being dead, you will soon have bad news from some of them. Dreams relating to death or dying, unless they are due to spiritual causes, are misleading and very confusing to the novice in dream lore when he attempts to interpret them.

A man who thinks intensely fills his aura with thought or subjective images active with the passions that gave them birth; by thinking and acting on other lines, he may supplant these images with others possessed of a different form and nature. In his dreams he may see these images dying, dead or their burial, and mistake them for friends or enemies. In this way he may, while asleep, see himself or a relative die, when in reality he has been warned that some good thought or deed is to be supplanted by an evil one.

To illustrate: If it is a dear friend or relative whom he sees in the agony of death, he is warned against immoral or other improper thought and action, but if it is an enemy or some repulsive object dismantled in death, he may overcome his evil ways and thus give himself or friends cause for joy. Often the end or beginning of suspense or trials are foretold by dreams of this nature. They also frequently occur when the dreamer is controlled by imaginary states of evil or good.

A man in that state is not himself, but is what the dominating influences make him. He may be warned of approaching conditions or his extrication from the same. In our dreams we are closer to our real self than in waking life.

The hideous or pleasing incidents seen and heard about us in our dreams are all of our own making, they reflect the true state of our soul and body, and we cannot flee from them unless we drive them out of our being by the use of good thoughts and deeds, by the power of the spirit within us. See Corpse. ... death dream meaning

Devil

For farmers to dream of the devil, denotes blasted crops and death among stock, also family sickness. Sporting people should heed this dream as a warning to be careful of their affairs, as they are likely to venture beyond the laws of their State.

For a preacher, this dream is undeniable proof that he is over-zealous, and should forebear worshiping God by tongue-lashing his neighbor.

To dream of the devil as being a large, imposingly dressed person, wearing many sparkling jewels on his body and hands, trying to persuade you to enter his abode, warns you that unscrupulous persons are seeking your ruin by the most ingenious flattery. Young and innocent women, should seek the stronghold of friends after this dream, and avoid strange attentions, especially from married men. Women of low character, are likely to be robbed of jewels and money by seeming strangers. Beware of associating with the devil, even in dreams. He is always the forerunner of despair.

If you dream of being pursued by his majesty, you will fall into snares set for you by enemies in the guise of friends.

To a lover, this denotes that he will be won away from his allegiance by a wanton. ... devil dream meaning

Door

To dream of entering a door, denotes slander, and enemies from whom you are trying in vain to escape. This is the same of any door, except the door of your childhood home.

If it is this door you dream of entering, your days will be filled with plenty and congeniality.

To dream of entering a door at night through the rain, denotes, to women, unpardonable escapades; to a man, it is significant of a drawing on his resources by unwarranted vice, and also foretells assignations.

To see others go through a doorway, denotes unsuccessful attempts to get your affairs into a paying condition. It also means changes to farmers and the political world.

To an author, it foretells that the reading public will reprove his way of stating facts by refusing to read his later works.

To dream that you attempt to close a door, and it falls from its hinges, injuring some one, denotes that malignant evil threatens your friend through your unintentionally wrong advice.

If you see another attempt to lock a door, and it falls from its hinges, you will have knowledge of some friend’s misfortune and be powerless to aid him. ... door dream meaning

Doctor

This is a most auspicious dream, denoting good health and general prosperity, if you meet him socially, for you will not then spend your money for his services.

If you be young and engaged to marry him, then this dream warns you of deceit.

To dream of a doctor professionally, signifies discouraging illness and disagreeable differences between members of a family.

To dream that a doctor makes an incision in your flesh, trying to discover blood, but failing in his efforts, denotes that you will be tormented and injured by some evil person, who may try to make you pay out money for his debts.

If he finds blood, you will be the loser in some transaction. ... doctor dream meaning

Drowning

To dream of drowning, denotes loss of property and life; but if you are rescued, you will rise from your present position to one of wealth and honor.

To see others drowning, and you go to their relief, signifies that you will aid your friend to high places, and will bring deserved happiness to yourself.

For a young woman to see her sweetheart drowned, denotes her bereavement by death. ... drowning dream meaning

Deer

This is a favorable dream, denoting pure and deep friendships for the young and a quiet and even life for the married.

To kill a deer, denotes that you will be hounded by enemies.

For farmers, or business people, to dream of hunting deer, denotes failure in their respective pursuits. ... deer dream meaning

Dagger

If seen in a dream, denotes threatening enemies.

If you wrench the dagger from the hand of another, it denotes that you will be able to counteract the influence of your enemies and overcome misfortune. ... dagger dream meaning

Danger

To dream of being in a perilous situation, and death seems iminent,{sic} denotes that you will emerge from obscurity into places of distinction and honor; but if you should not escape the impending danger, and suffer death or a wound, you will lose in business and be annoyed in your home, and by others.

If you are in love, your prospects will grow discouraging.... danger dream meaning

Divorce

To dream of being divorced, denotes that you are not satisfied with your companion, and should cultivate a more congenial atmosphere in the home life.

It is a dream of warning.

For women to dream of divorce, denotes that a single life may be theirs through the infidelity of lovers. ... divorce dream meaning

Donkey

To dream of a donkey braying in your face, denotes that you are about to be publicly insulted by a lewd and unscrupulous person.

To hear the distant braying filling space with melancholy, you will receive wealth and release from unpleasant bonds by the death of some person close to you.

If you see yourself riding on a donkey, you will visit foreign lands and make many explorations into places difficult of passage.

To see others riding donkeys, denotes a meagre inheritance for them and a toiling life.

To dream of seeing many of the old patriarchs traveling on donkeys, shows that the influence of Christians will be thrown against you in your selfish wantonness, causing you to ponder over the rights and duties of man to man.

To drive a donkey, signifies that all your energies and pluck will be brought into play against a desperate effort on the part of enemies to overthrow you.

If you are in love, evil women will cause you trouble.

If you are kicked by this little animal, it shows that you are carrying on illicit connections, from which you will suffer much anxiety from fear of betrayal.

If you lead one by a halter, you will be master of every situation, and lead women into your way of seeing things by flattery.

To see children riding and driving donkeys, signifies health and obedience for them.

To fall or be thrown from one, denotes ill luck and disappointment in secular affairs. Lovers will quarrel and separate.

To see one dead, denotes satiated appetites, resulting from licentious excesses.

To dream of drinking the milk of a donkey, denotes that whimsical desires will be gratified, even to the displacement of important duties.

If you see in your dreams a strange donkey among your stock, or on your premises, you will inherit some valuable effects.

To dream of coming into the possession of a donkey by present, or buying, you will attain to enviable heights in the business or social world, and if single, will contract a congenial marriage.

To dream of a white donkey, denotes an assured and lasting fortune, which will enable you to pursue the pleasures or studies that lie nearest your heart.

For a woman, it signals entrance into that society for which she has long entertained the most ardent desire. Woman has in her composition those qualities, docility and stubbornness, which tallies with the same qualities in the donkey; both being supplied from the same storehouse, mother Nature; and consequently, they would naturally maintain an affinity, and the ugliest phase of the donkey in her dreams are nothing but woman’s nature being sounded for her warning, or _vice versa_ when pleasure is just before her. ... donkey dream meaning

Dove

A symbol of the holy spirit, peace and humility... dove dream meaning

Dentist

To dream of a dentist working on your teeth, denotes that you will have occasion to doubt the sincerity and honor of some person with whom you have dealings.

To see him at work on a young woman’s teeth, denotes that you will soon be shocked by a scandal in circles near you. ... dentist dream meaning

Diving

To dream of diving in clear water, denotes a favorable termination of some embarrassment.

If the water is muddy, you will suffer anxiety at the turn your affairs seem to be taking.

To see others diving, indicates pleasant companions.

For lovers to dream of diving, denotes the consummation of happy dreams and passionate love. ... diving dream meaning

Dolphin

To dream of a dolphin, indicates your liability to come under a new government.

It is not a very good dream. ... dolphin dream meaning

Duck

Figurative of a blessing, because of it’s adaptation to water; see “water”... duck dream meaning

Dice

To dream of dice, is indicative of unfortunate speculations, and consequent misery and despair. It also foretells contagious sickness.

For a girl to dream that she sees her lover throwing dice, indicates his unworthiness. ... dice dream meaning

Disease

To dream that you are diseased, denotes a slight attack of illness, or of unpleasant dealings with a relative.

For a young woman to dream that she is incurably diseased, denotes that she will be likely to lead a life of single blessedness. ... disease dream meaning

Drunk

This is an unfavorable dream if you are drunk on heavy liquors, indicating profligacy and loss of employment. You will be disgraced by stooping to forgery or theft.

If drunk on wine, you will be fortunate in trade and love-making, and will scale exalted heights in literary pursuits. This dream is always the bearer of aesthetic experiences.

To see others in a drunken condition, foretells for you, and probably others, unhappy states. Drunkenness in all forms is unreliable as a good dream. All classes are warned by this dream to shift their thoughts into more healthful channels. ... drunk dream meaning

Desk

To be using a desk in a dream, denotes unforeseen ill luck will rise before you.

To see money on your desk, brings you unexpected extrication from private difficulties.... desk dream meaning

Digging

To dream of digging, denotes that you will never be in want, but life will be an uphill affair.

To dig a hole and find any glittering substance, denotes a favorable turn in fortune; but to dig and open up a vast area of hollow mist, you will be harrassed with real misfortunes and be filled with gloomy forebodings. Water filling the hole that you dig, denotes that in spite of your most strenuous efforts things will not bend to your will. ... digging dream meaning

Diamond

A reward of priceless favor and true devotion, transparent, liberated, secure... diamond dream meaning

Doll

A person’s material creation, i.E.

A songwriter’s song, an author’s book, etc.; Research details... doll dream meaning

Drugs

İf medication, see “medicine”; if illegal drugs, see “dope”... drugs dream meaning

Dancing

Dancing in a dream means a calamity.

If one sees himself dancing for someone else in a dream, it means that he will share his problems with him. Dancing alone in one’s house in a dream signifies joy and satisfaction.

If a sick person sees himself dancing in a dream, it denotes his anxiety. Ifone is pulled to a dancing circle in a dream, it means that he will be saved from tribulation or be declared innocent from false allegations.

If a child is seen dancing in a dream, then it means that he may lose his speech or become dumb, because when a child dances, he mostly moves his hands to express himself.

If a prisoner sees himself dancing in a dream, it means that he will be set free. Dancing on top of a table, a raised stage or on top of a hill in a dream means a scare. Dancing inside one’s house, surrounded with one’s family members with no outsiders in a dream means joy and celebration.

If a sick person sees himself dancing in a dream, it means longevity. Seeing a woman dancing alone in a dream means a scandal.

If a traveller sees himself dancing on the road in a dream, it means adversities.

If a poor person sees himself dancing in a dream, it means richness.

(Also see Dancer)... dancing dream meaning

Daughter

To dream of your daughter, signifies that many displeasing incidents will give way to pleasure and harmony.

If in the dream, she fails to meet your wishes, through any cause, you will suffer vexation and discontent. ... daughter dream meaning

Dwarf

This is a very favorable dream.

If the dwarf is well formed and pleasing in appearance, it omens you will never be dwarfed in mind or stature. Health and good constitution will admit of your engaging in many profitable pursuits both of mind and body.

To see your friends dwarfed, denotes their health, and you will have many pleasures through them. Ugly and hideous dwarfs, always forebodes distressing states. ... dwarf dream meaning

Dam

A restraint to protect and regulate one’s life; a hole is a spiritual flaw... dam dream meaning

Darkness

1. Fear of the unknown, ignorance.

2. Pessimism, fear of failure.

3. Depression, despair (lost in darkness).

4. Chaos of emotions. ... darkness dream meaning

Daisy

To dream of a bunch of daisys, implies sadness, but if you dream of being in a field where these lovely flowers are in bloom, with the sun shining and birds singing, happiness, health and prosperity will vie each with the other to lead you through the pleasantest avenues of life.

To dream of seeing them out of season, you will be assailed by evil in some guise. ... daisy dream meaning

Drum

To hear the muffled beating of a drum, denotes that some absent friend is in distress and calls on you for aid.

To see a drum, foretells amiability of character and a great aversion to quarrels and dissensions.

It is an omen of prosperity to the sailor, the farmer and the tradesman alike. ... drum dream meaning

Dust

To dream of dust covering you, denotes that you will be slightly injured in business by the failure of others.

For a young woman, this denotes that she will be set aside by her lover for a newer flame.

If you free yourself of the dust by using judicious measures, you will clear up the loss. ... dust dream meaning

Debt

Debt is rather a bad dream, foretelling worries in business and love, and struggles for a competency; but if you have plenty to meet all your obligations, your affairs will assume a favorable turn. ... debt dream meaning

Detective

To dream of a detective keeping in your wake when you are innocent of charges preferred, denotes that fortune and honor are drawing nearer to you each day; but if you feel yourself guilty, you are likely to find your reputation at stake, and friends will turn from you.

For a young woman, this is not a fortunate dream. ... detective dream meaning

Dew

To feel the dew falling on you in your dreams, portends that you will be attacked by fever or some malignant disease; but to see the dew sparkling through the grass in the sunlight, great honors and wealth are about to be heaped upon you.

If you are single, a wealthy marriage will soon be your portion. ... dew dream meaning

Driving

To dream of driving a carriage, signifies unjust criticism of your seeming extravagance. You will be compelled to do things which appear undignified.

To dream of driving a public cab, denotes menial labor, with little chance for advancement.

If it is a wagon, you will remain in poverty and unfortunate circumstances for some time.

If you are driven in these conveyances by others, you will profit by superior knowledge of the world, and will always find some path through difficulties.

If you are a man, you will, in affairs with women, drive your wishes to a speedy consummation.

If a woman, you will hold men’s hearts at low value after succeeding in getting a hold on them. See Cab or Carriage. ... driving dream meaning

Disaster

To dream of being in any disaster from public conveyance, you are in danger of losing property or of being maimed from some malarious disease.

For a young woman to dream of a disaster in which she is a participant, foretells that she will mourn the loss of her lover by death or desertion.

To dream of a disaster at sea, denotes unhappiness to sailors and loss of their gains.

To others, it signifies loss by death; but if you dream that you are rescued, you will be placed in trying situations, but will come out unscathed.

To dream of a railway wreck in which you are not a participant, you will eventually be interested in some accident because of some relative or friend being hurt, or you will have trouble of a business character. ... disaster dream meaning

Dungeon

To dream of being in a dungeon, foretells for you struggles with the vital affairs of life but by wise dealing you will disenthrall yourself of obstacles and the designs of enemies.

For a woman this is a dark foreboding; by her wilful indiscretion she will lose her position among honorable people.

To see a dungeon lighted up, portends that you are threatened with entanglements of which your better judgment warns you. ... dungeon dream meaning

Dinosaur

The out-dated... dinosaur dream meaning

Dirt

To dream of seeing freshly stirred dirt around flowers or trees, denotes thrift and healthful conditions abound for the dreamer.

To see your clothes soiled with unclean dirt, you will be forced to save yourself from contagious diseases by leaving your home or submitting to the strictures of the law.

To dream that some one throws dirt upon you, denotes that enemies will try to injure your character. ... dirt dream meaning

Ditch

To dream of falling in a ditch, denotes degradation and personal loss; but if you jump over it, you will live down any suspicion of wrong-doing. ... ditch dream meaning

Dying

To dream of dying, foretells that you are threatened with evil from a source that has contributed to your former advancement and enjoyment.

To see others dying, forebodes general ill luck to you and to your friends.

To dream that you are going to die, denotes that unfortunate inattention to your affairs will depreciate their value. Illness threatens to damage you also.

To see animals in the throes of death, denotes escape from evil influences if the animal be wild or savage.

It is an unlucky dream to see domestic animals dying or in agony. [As these events of good or ill approach you they naturally assume these forms of agonizing death, to impress you more fully with the joyfulness or the gravity of the situation you are about to enter on awakening to material responsibilities, to aid you in the mastery of self which is essential to meeting all conditions with calmness and determination.] See Death. ... dying dream meaning

Dawn

A new and happy beginning... dawn dream meaning

Dragonfly

If you dream that a dragonfly lands on your body then you will have excellent news from someone far away from home.

If you see a dead dragonfly, then the news will be bad.

A dragonfly perched gracefully on some other object shows that you will soon be having guests that may be hard to get rid of.... dragonfly dream meaning

Dinner

To dream that you eat your dinner alone, denotes that you will often have cause to think seriously of the necessaries of life.

For a young woman to dream of taking dinner with her lover, is indicative of a lovers’ quarrel or a rupture, unless the affair is one of harmonious pleasure, when the reverse may be expected.

To be one of many invited guests at a dinner, denotes that you will enjoy the hospitalities of those who are able to extend to you many pleasant courtesies. ... dinner dream meaning

Dynamite

To see dynamite in a dream, is a sign of approaching change and the expanding of one’s affairs.

To be frightened by it, indicates that a secret enemy is at work against you, and if you are not careful of your conduct he will disclose himself at an unexpected and helpless moment. ... dynamite dream meaning

Drink

Determines one’s portion in life; research the type of drink and container... drink dream meaning

Dates

To dream of seeing them on their parent trees, signifies prosperity and happy union; but to eat them as prepared for commerce, they are omens of want and distress.... dates dream meaning

Delay

To be delayed in a dream, warns you of the scheming of enemies to prevent your progress. ... delay dream meaning

Dress

A dress implies submission; research details, such as design, length, color, fabric, etc.... dress dream meaning

Duel

1. Formerly mild rivalries are starting to cause real prob­lems.

2. Unresolved inner conflicts, confusion.

3. A need for compromise—usually inner conflicts, often outward conflict.

4. Someone is interested in causing a little trouble. ... duel dream meaning

Dance

To dream of seeing a crowd of merry children dancing, signifies to the married, loving, obedient and intelligent children and a cheerful and comfortable home.

To young people, it denotes easy tasks and many pleasures.

To see older people dancing, denotes a brighter outlook for business.

To dream of dancing yourself, some unexpected good fortune will come to you. See Ball. ... dance dream meaning

Dessert

To dream of eating a rich dessert indicates that you will enjoy some luxury that formerly you have had to go without.... dessert dream meaning

Dandelion

Dandelions blossoming in green foliage, foretells happy unions and prosperous surroundings. ... dandelion dream meaning

Diamonds

To dream of owning diamonds is a very propitious dream, signifying great honor and recognition from high places.

For a young woman to dream of her lover presenting her with diamonds, foreshows that she will make a great and honorable marriage, which will fill her people with honest pride; but to lose diamonds, and not find them again, is the most unlucky of dreams, foretelling disgrace, want and death.

For a sporting woman to dream of diamonds, foretells for her many prosperous days and magnificent presents.

For a speculator, it denotes prosperous transactions.

To dream of owning diamonds, portends the same for sporting men or women. Diamonds are omens of good luck, unless stolen from the bodies of dead persons, when they foretell that your own unfaithfulness will be discovered by your friends. ... diamonds dream meaning

Dictionary

To dream that you are referring to a dictionary, signifies you will depend too much upon the opinion and suggestions of others for the clear management of your own affairs, which could be done with proper dispatch if your own will was given play. ... dictionary dream meaning

Drinking

For a woman to dream of hilarious drinking, denotes that she is engaging in affairs which may work to her discredit, though she may now find much pleasure in the same.

If she dreams that she fails to drink clear water, though she uses her best efforts to do so, she will fail to enjoy some pleasure that is insinuatingly offered her. See Water. ... drinking dream meaning

Decay

The final result of gradual neglect, literally and spiritually... decay dream meaning

Demon

Evil spirit; revealing one’s problems are spiritual not carnal; see “spirit” and “witchcraft”... demon dream meaning

Breasts

These symbolise a person’s daughters.... breasts dream meaning

Dairy

Dairy is a good dream both to the married and unmarried. See Churning Butter. ... dairy dream meaning

Day

To dream of the day, denotes improvement in your situation, and pleasant associations.

A gloomy or cloudy day, foretells loss and ill success in new enterprises.... day dream meaning

Distance

To dream of being a long way from your residence, denotes that you will make a journey soon in which you may meet many strangers who will be instrumental in changing life from good to bad.

To dream of friends at a distance, denotes slight disappointments.

To dream of distance, signifies travel and a long journey.

To see men plowing with oxen at a distance, across broad fields, denotes advancing prosperity and honor.

For a man to see strange women in the twilight, at a distance, and throwing kisses to him, foretells that he will enter into an engagement with a new acquaintance, which will result in unhappy exposures. ... distance dream meaning

Dome

To dream that you are in the dome of a building, viewing a strange landscape, signifies a favorable change in your life. You will occupy honorable places among strangers.

To behold a dome from a distance, portends that you will never reach the height of your ambition, and if you are in love, the object of your desires will scorn your attention. ... dome dream meaning

Duet

To dream of hearing a duet played, denotes a peaceful and even existence for lovers. No quarrels, as is customary in this sort of thing. Business people carry on a mild rivalry.

To musical people, this denotes competition and wrangling for superiority.

To hear a duet sung, is unpleasant tidings from the absent; but this will not last, as some new pleasure will displace the unpleasantness. ... duet dream meaning

Deaf

Ears that can hear, but will not adhere... deaf dream meaning

Dock

A place where people can visit for spiritual help in their time of need, i.E.

A loving, charitable home; a mission; see “water”... dock dream meaning

Drawer

1. A good omen regarding love and happiness (an open drawer).

2. Opportunities and good fortune in affairs.

3. Difficul­ties in the offing. ... drawer dream meaning

Dead End

See cul de sac. ... dead end dream meaning

Dark

To dream of darkness overtaking you on a journey, augurs ill for any work you may attempt, unless the sun breaks through before the journey ends, then faults will be overcome.

To lose your friend, or child, in the darkness, portends many provocations to wrath. Try to remain under control after dreaming of darkness, for trials in business and love will beset you. ... dark dream meaning

Deck

To dream of being on a ship and that a storm is raging, great disasters and unfortunate alliances will overtake you; but if the sea is calm and the light distinct, your way is clear to success.

For lovers, this dream augurs happiness. See Boat. ... deck dream meaning

Dead

To dream of the dead, is usually a dream of warning.

If you see and talk with your father, some unlucky transaction is about to be made by you. Be careful how you enter into contracts, enemies are around you. Men and women are warned to look to their reputations after this dream.

To see your mother, warns you to control your inclination to cultivate morbidness and ill will towards your fellow creatures.

A brother, or other relatives or friends, denotes that you may be called on for charity or aid within a short time.

To dream of seeing the dead, living and happy, signifies you are letting wrong influences into your life, which will bring material loss if not corrected by the assumption of your own will force.

To dream that you are conversing with a dead relative, and that relative endeavors to extract a promise from you, warns you of coming distress, unless you follow the advice given you. Disastrous consequences could often be averted if minds could grasp the inner workings and sight of the higher or spiritual self.

The voice of relatives is only that higher self taking form to approach more distinctly the mind that lives near the material plane. There is so little congeniality between common or material natures that persons should depend upon their own subjectivity for true contentment and pleasure. Paracelsus says on this subject: ``It may happen that the soul of persons who have died perhaps fifty years ago may appear to us in a dream, and if it speaks to us we should pay special attention to what it says, for such a vision is not an illusion or delusion, and it is possible that a man is as much able to use his reason during the sleep of his body as when the latter is awake; and if in such a case such a soul appears to him and he asks questions, he will then hear that which is true. Through these solicitous souls we may obtain a great deal of knowledge to good or to evil things if we ask them to reveal them to us. Many persons have had such prayers granted to them. Some people that were sick have been informed during their sleep what remedies they should use, and after using the remedies, they became cured, and such things have happened not only to Christians, but also to Jews, Persians, and heathens, to good and to bad persons.’’ The writer does not hold that such knowledge is obtained from external or excarnate spirits, but rather through the personal _Spirit Glimpses_ that is in man.--AUTHOR. ... dead dream meaning

Dusk

This is a dream of sadness; it portends an early decline and unrequited hopes. Dark outlook for trade and pursuits of any nature is prolonged by this dream. ... dusk dream meaning

Dart

See “arrow”... dart dream meaning

Drain

(See Suck)... drain dream meaning

Diploma

Authorization, mastery of a subject ... diploma dream meaning

Despair

To be in despair in dreams, denotes that you will have many and cruel vexations in the working world.

To see others in despair, foretells the distress and unhappy position of some relative or friend. ... despair dream meaning

Dish

To dream of handling dishes, denotes good fortune; but if from any cause they should be broken, this signifies that fortune will be short-lived for you.

To see shelves of polished dishes, denotes success in marriage.

To dream of dishes, is prognostic of coming success and gain, and you will be able to fully appreciate your good luck. Soiled dishes, represent dissatisfaction and an unpromising future. See Crockery... dish dream meaning

Dominoes

To dream of playing at dominoes, and lose, you will be affronted by a friend, and much uneasiness for your safety will be entertained by your people, as you will not be discreet in your affairs with women or other matters that engage your attention.

If you are the winner of the game, it foretells that you will be much courted and admired by certain dissolute characters, bringing you selfish pleasures, but much distress to your relatives. ... dominoes dream meaning

Dye

To see the dyeing of cloth or garments in process, your bad or good luck depends on the color. Blues, reds and gold, indicate prosperity; black and white, indicate sorrow in all forms. ... dye dream meaning

Deep

A deep pit in a dream is a warning to cancel the plan before it fails... deep dream meaning

Depression

Revealed for the sake of encouragement and restoration... depression dream meaning

Devour

A warning given in order that one not become the prey... devour dream meaning

Diarrhea

Abnormal relief of built-up pressures, i.E. Cursing is diarrhea of the mouth; see “bowels”... diarrhea dream meaning

Discovery

Many discoveries are revealed first in a dream... discovery dream meaning

Dream In Dream

Dreaming in a dream is of significant importance; research details... dream in dream dream meaning

Drill

Mental drilling... drill dream meaning

Venereal Disease

Degradation which comes from the degeneracy of spiritual neglect... venereal disease dream meaning

Drawing

1. Artistic expression.

2. A need or desire to communicate nonverbally.

3. The ability to see things simply, in black and white. ... drawing dream meaning

Penis

1. Male sexuality.

2. Masculine power.

3. Fertility symbol (note size). ... penis dream meaning

Demolition

Major changes in dreamer’s inner or outer life have been, or are being, undertaken; breakdown of old atti­tudes and approaches. ... demolition dream meaning

Decorate

To dream of decorating a place with bright-hued flowers for some festive occasion, is significant of favorable turns in business, and, to the young, of continued rounds of social pleasures and fruitful study.

To see the graves or caskets of the dead decorated with white flowers, is unfavorable to pleasure and worldly pursuits.

To be decorating, or see others decorate for some heroic action, foretells that you will be worthy, but that few will recognize your ability. ... decorate dream meaning

Devotion

For a farmer to dream of showing his devotion to God, or to his family, denotes plenteous crops and peaceful neighbors.

To business people, this is a warning that nothing is to be gained by deceit.

For a young woman to dream of being devout, implies her chastity and an adoring husband. ... devotion dream meaning

Diadem

To dream of a diadem, denotes that some honor will be tendered you for acceptance. ... diadem dream meaning

Disgrace

To be worried in your dream over the disgraceful conduct of children or friends, will bring you unsatisfying hopes, and worries will harass you.

To be in disgrace yourself, denotes that you will hold morality at a low rate, and you are in danger of lowering your reputation for uprightness. Enemies are also shadowing you. ... disgrace dream meaning

Dispute

To dream of holding disputes over trifles, indicates bad health and unfairness in judging others.

To dream of disputing with learned people, shows that you have some latent ability, but are a little sluggish in developing it.... dispute dream meaning

Doves

Dreaming of doves mating and building their nests, indicates peacefulness of the world and joyous homes where children render obedience, and mercy is extended to all.

To hear the lonely, mournful voice of a dove, portends sorrow and disappointment through the death of one to whom you looked for aid. Often it portends the death of a father.

To see a dead dove, is ominous of a separation of husband and wife, either through death or infidelity.

To see white doves, denotes bountiful harvests and the utmost confidence in the loyalty of friends.

To dream of seeing a flock of white doves, denotes peaceful, innocent pleasures, and fortunate developments in the future.

If one brings you a letter, tidings of a pleasant nature from absent friends is intimated, also a lovers’ reconciliation is denoted.

If the dove seems exhausted, a note of sadness will pervade the reconciliation, or a sad touch may be given the pleasant tidings by mention of an invalid friend; if of business, a slight drop may follow.

If the letter bears the message that you are doomed, it foretells that a desperate illness, either your own or of a relative, may cause you financial misfortune. ... doves dream meaning

Breast

Symbol of nurturing others; see “bra” and “milk”... breast dream meaning

Damage

Revealed in order to lessen or avert... damage dream meaning

Debate

Revealed to prepare one to meet the demanding situation... debate dream meaning

Defeat

A literal warning, but given to prepare for victory or be prepared for defeat... defeat dream meaning

Deformity

A spiritual flaw that needs spiritual help; research anatomical location... deformity dream meaning

Detour

Advice to change one’s course of action... detour dream meaning

Diet

Literally dieting, but not necessarily food... diet dream meaning

Dizzy

A state of confusion... dizzy dream meaning

Doorbell

An unexpected visitor... doorbell dream meaning

Drought

A lack of spiritual nourishment; see “water”... drought dream meaning

Drums

İndication of marching to a different drummer; i.E. One who will not conform to an established pattern... drums dream meaning

Dismemberment

1. Feeling a loss of control over situation or prob­lem (as in “everything is falling apart”).

2. Feeling great loss, usually over an aspect of self or personality.

3. Note body parts that are lost: loss of mobility (loss of legs) or dexterity (loss of hands or fingers), etc. ... dismemberment dream meaning

Decapitation

(See Beheading; Cutting off)... decapitation dream meaning

Daffodils 

Mental health and pleasures.... daffodils  dream meaning

Dirty 

Some pattern within you (depending on where the dirt is) is in need of a good scrubbing.... dirty  dream meaning

Delight

To dream of experiencing delight over any event, signifies a favorable turn in affairs.

For lovers to be delighted with the conduct of their sweethearts, denotes pleasant greetings.

To feel delight when looking on beautiful landscapes, prognosticates to the dreamer very great success and congenial associations. ... delight dream meaning

Dumb

To dream of being dumb, indicates your inability to persuade others into your mode of thinking, and using them for your profit by your glibness of tongue.

To the dumb, it denotes false friends. ... dumb dream meaning

News

To hear good news in a dream, denotes that you will be fortunate in affairs, and have harmonious companions; but if the news be bad, contrary conditions will exist. ... news dream meaning

Date

Mark it on a calendar, for important dates are sometimes revealed... date dream meaning

Desertion

A warning in order to prevent a state of desolation... desertion dream meaning

Detergent

Used to cleanse spiritual impurities... detergent dream meaning

Direction

Turning left is making the wrong choice; the straight and narrow is right... direction dream meaning

Drawbridge

A conditional means of crossing over to a new beginning; see “bridge”... drawbridge dream meaning

Drive

To have control in an active situation... drive dream meaning

Drown

Overcome by the cares of the world... drown dream meaning

Search

Literal... search dream meaning

Date (fruit)

1. Prosperity, abundance.

2. Unions or partnerships form, though not necessarily with the dreamer.

3. Success in professional matters. ... date (fruit) dream meaning

Defecation

1. Relief or elimination of burdens.

2. Unloading unex­pressed fears and anxieties.

3. Low self-worth, self-esteem (to be defecated on). ... defecation dream meaning

Distress

1. Difficulties are not as bad as originally thought.

2. A feel­ing that good fortune is in the offing.

3. Feelings of great grief or sadness, foreboding. ... distress dream meaning

Dizziness

1. Disorientation in life, need of direction.

2. A lot of toil with little result. ... dizziness dream meaning

Drugstore

1. Changes are in order, beneficial.

2. Possible illness, need for relief.

3. Avoidance is somehow being aided and abetted. ... drugstore dream meaning

Disobedience

(Insubordination) Disobedience to God’s commands in a dream means insubordination or indulging in sin.

If one denies his act to be a sin in the dream, then such disobedience signifies that he will suffer from a severe punishment for his arrogance.

(Also see Recalcitrant child)... disobedience dream meaning

Dishes

A dirty dish can symbolize hypocrisy and sin, Matt. 23:25. Clean dishes signify good and proper living ... dishes dream meaning

Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs are always fascinating, sometimes lovable, mostly dangerous, and they are alive only in our imaginations. Consider all of the details of the dream and try to tie these ideas to some aspect of your life.

The dinosaur, whether you have given it a positive or negative connotation, represents something from your past or an aspect of your personality that you have altered over time. Dinosaurs may represent old issues that have not been properly addressed and that continue to have the power to effect your life in the present.... dinosaurs dream meaning

Destination

Because the unconscious has a powerful faculty for synthesising our experience, it frequently arrives at a sense of what we most wish for or want to create through our life.

Yet we may not have become aware of what has been realised unconsciously; it may be depicted by a place we are heading towards, or a goal; a destination we do not remember. Also our conscious ambition and desire; our hopes; what we have struggled long for. ... destination dream meaning

Masturbation

This may be represented in a dream by such things as using a pump, beating a drum, or any rhythmic movement.

If there is a tendency to repress the sexual need, it may happen that one masturbates during sleep, in an attempt to release sexual pressure. Because the person has consciously decided not to allow sexuality, this might give rise to a feeling of being possessed by another will. In fact our unconscious will to express our needs has overridden the conscious deci­sion during sleep. Out of such a split in the person, ideas about devils and possession probably arose. Although Chris­tianity at a fundamental level appears to teach the love and acceptance of all sides of human nature—therefore integration through love thy neighbour as thyself, so love thyself—in practice it becomes tight morality which creates devils through rejection and splits in human nature. In many Chris­tians, there are enormous conflicts between sexuality, love, work and spirituality. ... masturbation dream meaning

Recurring Dreams

If we keep a record of our dreams it will soon become obvious that some of our dream themes, charac­ters or places recur again and again. These recurrences are of various types.

A cenain theme may have begun in childhood and continued throughout our life—either without change, or as a gradually changing series of dreams. It might be that the feature which recurs is a setting, perhaps a house we visit again and again, but the details differ. Sometimes a senes of such dreams begin after or dunng a particular event or phase of our life, such as puberty or marriage.

Example: ‘This dream has recurred over 30 years. There is a railway station, remote in a rural area, a central waiting room with platform going round all sides. On the platform mill hundreds of people, all men I think. They are all ragged, thin, dirty and unshaven. I know I am among them. I looked up at the mountainside and there is a guard watching us. He is cruel looking, oriental, in green fatigues. On his peaked cap is a red star. He carries a machine gun. Then I looked at the men around me and I realise they are all me. Each one has my face. I am looking at myself. Then I feel fear and terror (Anon.).

The theme of the dream can incorporate anxious emotions, such as the above example, or any aspect of experi­ence. One woman, an epileptic, reports a dream which is the same in every detail and occurs every night. In general such dreams recur because there are ways the dreamer habitually responds to their internal or external world. Because their attitude or response is unchanging, the dream which reflects it remains the same.

It is noticeable in those who explore their dreams using such techniques as described under dream pro­cessing that recurring themes disappear or change because the attitudes or habitual anxieties which gave rise to them have been met or transformed.

A recurring environment in a dream where the other fac­tors change is not the same. We use the same words over and over in speech, yet each sentence may be different.

The envi­ronment or character represents a particular aspect of oneself, but the different events which surround it show it in the changing process of our psychological growth. Where there is no such change, as in the examples above, it suggests an area of our mental emotional self is stuck in a habitual feeling state or response.

Some recurring dreams can be ‘stopped’ by simply receiv­ing information about them. One woman dreamt the same dream from childhood. She was walking past railings in the town she lived in as a child. She always woke in dread and perspiration from this dream. At 40 she told her sister about it.

The response was ‘Oh, that’s simple. Don’t you remember that when you were about four we were walking past those railings and we were set on by a bunch of boys. Then I said to them, ‘Don’t hurt us, our mother’s dead!” They left us alone, but you should have seen the look on your face.’ After realis­ing the dread was connected with the loss of her mother, the dream never recurred. Another woman who repeatedly dreamt of being in a tight and frightening place, found the dream never returned after she had connected it to being in the womb.

Recurring dreams, such as that of the railings, suggest that pan of the process underlying dreams is a self regulatory (homocostatic) one.

The dream process tries to present trou­blesome emotions or situations to the conscious mind of the dreamer to resolve the trauma or difficulty underlying the dream.

An obvious example of this is seen in the recurring nightmare of a young woman who felt a piece of cloth touch her face, and repeatedly woke her family with her screams. Her brother, tiring of this, one night woke her from her screams and made her talk about her feelings. His persistence gradually revealed that she associated the cloth with the burial shroud of her grandmother. This brought to the surface grief and feelings about death she had never allowed herself to feel before.

The nightmare never returned. See nightmares; dream processing. ... recurring dreams dream meaning

Satellite Dish

(see Radio, Telephone, TV)

Communication.

The way you receive other peoples signals. How effectively docs the satellite dish work? Is it properly aligned?

Representative of the media’s growing influence on contemporary lire Tuning into a specific “wavelength” in a situation to improve your understanding.

An alternative circle symbol.

Remaining open and receptive to external ideas and input.... satellite dish dream meaning

Dining Room

As a room where you may nurture others by serving food, the dining room may present concerns about your family. In your dream, the dining room with its furnishings and serving tools may express a great deal about your attitudes regarding giving and receiving love and nurturing.... dining room dream meaning

Driveway

To dream about going up a driveway indicates that your travels have come to an end. This dream also suggests safety and tranquility. It can also indicate your journey to reaching a sense of harmony within yourself and your faith.... driveway dream meaning

December

To dream of December, foretells accumulation of wealth, but loss of friendship. Strangers will occupy the position in the affections of some friend which was formerly held by you. ... december dream meaning

Deed

To dream of seeing or signing deeds, portends a law suit, to gain which you should be careful in selecting your counsel, as you are likely to be the loser.

To dream of signing any kind of a paper, is a bad omen for the dreamer. See Mortgage. ... deed dream meaning

Difficulty

This dream signifies temporary embarrassment for business men of all classes, including soldiers and writers. But to extricate yourself from difficulties, foretells your prosperity.

For a woman to dream of being in difficulties, denotes that she is threatened with ill health or enemies.

For lovers, this is a dream of contrariety, denoting pleasant courtship. ... difficulty dream meaning

Dogs

To dream of a vicious dog, denotes enemies and unalterable misfortune.

To dream that a dog fondles you, indicates great gain and constant friends.

To dream of owning a dog with fine qualities, denotes that you will be possessed of solid wealth.

To dream that a blood-hound is tracking you, you are likely to fall into some temptation, in which there is much danger of your downfall.

To dream of small dogs, indicates that your thoughts and chief pleasures are of a frivolous order.

To dream of dogs biting you, foretells for you a quarrelsome companion either in marriage or business. Lean, filthy dogs, indicate failure in business, also sickness among children.

To dream of a dog-show, is indicative of many and varied favors from fortune.

To hear the barking of dogs, foretells news of a depressing nature. Difficulties are more than likely to follow.

To see dogs on the chase of foxes, and other large game, denotes an unusual briskness in all affairs.

To see fancy pet dogs, signifies a love of show, and that the owner is selfish and narrow.

For a young woman, this dream foretells a fop for a sweetheart.

To feel much fright upon seeing a large mastiff, denotes that you will experience inconvenience because of efforts to rise above mediocrity.

If a woman dreams this, she will marry a wise and humane man.

To hear the growling and snarling of dogs, indicates that you are at the mercy of designing people, and you will be afflicted with unpleasant home surroundings.

To hear the lonely baying of a dog, foretells a death or a long separation from friends.

To hear dogs growling and fighting, portends that you will be overcome by your enemies, and your life will be filled with depression.

To see dogs and cats seemingly on friendly terms, and suddenly turning on each other, showing their teeth and a general fight ensuing, you will meet with disaster in love and worldly pursuits, unless you succeed in quelling the row.

If you dream of a friendly white dog approaching you, it portends for you a victorious engagement whether in business or love.

For a woman, this is an omen of an early marriage.

To dream of a many-headed dog, you are trying to maintain too many branches of business at one time. Success always comes with concentration of energies.

A man who wishes to succeed in anything should be warned by this dream.

To dream of a mad dog, your most strenuous efforts will not bring desired results, and fatal disease may be clutching at your vitals.

If a mad dog succeeds in biting you, it is a sign that you or some loved one is on the verge of insanity, and a deplorable tragedy may occur.

To dream of traveling alone, with a dog following you, foretells stanch friends and successful undertakings.

To dream of dogs swimming, indicates for you an easy stretch to happiness and fortune.

To dream that a dog kills a cat in your presence, is significant of profitable dealings and some unexpected pleasure.

For a dog to kill a snake in your presence, is an omen of good luck ... dogs dream meaning

Doomsday

To dream that you are living on, and looking forward to seeing doomsday, is a warning for you to give substantial and material affairs close attention, or you will find that the artful and scheming friends you are entertaining will have possession of what they desire from you, which is your wealth, and not your sentimentality.

To a young woman, this dream encourages her to throw aside the attention of men above her in station and accept the love of an honest and deserving man near her. ... doomsday dream meaning

Dowry

To dream that you fail to receive a dowry, signifies penury and a cold world to depend on for a living.

If you receive it, your expectations for the day will be fulfilled.

The opposite may be expected if the dream is superinduced by the previous action of the waking mind. ... dowry dream meaning

Drama

To see a drama, signifies pleasant reunions with distant friends.

To be bored with the performance of a drama, you will be forced to accept an uncongenial companion at some entertainment or secret affair.

To write one, portends that you will be plunged into distress and debt, to be extricated as if by a miracle. ... drama dream meaning

Dressing

To think you are having trouble in dressing, while dreaming, means some evil persons will worry and detain you from places of amusement.

If you can’t get dressed in time for a train, you will have many annoyances through the carelessness of others. You should depend on your own efforts as far as possible, after these dreams, if you would secure contentment and full success. ... dressing dream meaning

Ducks

To dream of seeing wild ducks on a clear stream of water, signifies fortunate journeys, perhaps across the sea. White ducks around a farm, indicate thrift and a fine harvest.

To hunt ducks, denotes displacement in employment in the carrying out of plans.

To see them shot, signifies that enemies are meddling with your private affairs.

To see them flying, foretells a brighter future for you. It also denotes marriage, and children in the new home. ... ducks dream meaning

Mad Dog

To dream of seeing a mad dog, denotes that enemies will make scurrilous attacks upon you and your friends, but if you succeed in killing the dog, you will overcome adverse opinions and prosper greatly in a financial way. See Dog. ... mad dog dream meaning

Bra

Support for the enablement of nurturing others; research details, i.E. Color, material, etc.; See “breast”... bra dream meaning

Dandruff

Figurative of a dry, close minded attitude... dandruff dream meaning

Defecate

See “bowels”... defecate dream meaning

Defend

İf defense is shown to be necessary, research details for instruction... defend dream meaning

Den

See “room”... den dream meaning

Disappointment

Revealed in order to lessen or avert... disappointment dream meaning

Discrimination

Revealed in order to avert; see “pride”... discrimination dream meaning

Disgust

A warning in order to avert the situation... disgust dream meaning

Doormat

İndication that one is being used as a doormat... doormat dream meaning

Dough

İmplies that one’s work is unfinished; see “bread”... dough dream meaning

Dummy

One who is controlled by others... dummy dream meaning

Trap-door

That particular door is an entrapment, i.E.

A tempting opportunity or invitation to do wrong... trap-door dream meaning

Back Door

1. Change is on the way.

2. Family arguments (family members entering).

3. Secrets, especially lovers. ... back door dream meaning

Condom

1. Reservations about getting involved with a particular woman.

2. Reluctance to get involved sexually with anyone.

3. Afraid to have a baby. ... condom dream meaning

Daffodil

1. Renewal, new beginnings or phase of life (daffodils bloom in early spring).

2. Romantic bliss.

3. Concerns over or fear of criticism. ... daffodil dream meaning

Deafness

1. Isolation and seclusion.

2. Feeling withdrawn from peo­ple or activities, possible neglect in relationships.

3. Good for­tune is in the offing. ... deafness dream meaning

Directions

1. Route to a personal goal.

2. Ability to accept criticism.

3. Uncertain of direction in life, disorientation.

4. A sense of purpose. ... directions dream meaning

Disguise

1. Inner view of self (mask).

2. Reluctance to face reality.

3. Reluctance to face someone.

4. An aspect of personality keeps people away, but can be changed. ... disguise dream meaning

Dormitory

1. The unconscious mind.

2. Intellect, knowledge.

3. The collective unconscious or social currents. ... dormitory dream meaning

Driver’s License

1. Identity.

2. Mobility, independence.

3. Achieving a new level of growth, dignity. ... driver’s license dream meaning

Disappearing

(Absence; Becoming unknown; Loss of tracks) If one disappears from his house or from the country, and if his tracks could not be located in the dream, it means taking a long journey, turning out to be where he is suspected to be, getting married in that place, falling in love with an unknown person, falling sick in a foreign land, or it could mean death ifthe person is sick. However the disappearance of God’s loving people in a dream perhaps means thinking about one’s beloved, or being exposed to uncommon mysteries of the universe.

If one disappears within the earth without going through a hole in his dream, and ifhe remains a long time therein until people think that he will never come out again in the dream, it means self-deception, arrogance and love for the wor ld, and such a person will die in that pursuit as a consequence of adventuring with his own life.

(Also see Evanescence)... disappearing dream meaning

Drapes

(Cover; Happiness; Fears; Veil) In a dream, drapes means veiling one’s private life. Drapes in a dream also represent a confidant or a trustworthy friend or a wife who covers the pitfalls of her husband, protects his business and guards him from looking at other women. Ifa man of knowledge sees such a dream, then drapes represent his integrity, his honorable wife and children. Unidentified drapes in a dream represent worries or distress. Ifthe drapes are hanging over one’s front door in the dream, it means that such difficulties will come from the world. Old drapes in a dream represent adversities which will not last. Torn drapes in a dream mean happiness and joy.

If they are torn vertically in the dream, they represent a quick joy.

If they are torn horizontally in the dream, they mean slander against one’s family. Black drapes in a dream mean worries because of money, a child, or the authorities. White or green drapes mean good results. Drapes hanging over the door of a mosque in a dream represent spiritual problems or religious failure. Seeing drapes out of their place in a dream mean adversities, and seeing them hanging over one’s windows has no interpretation. In a dream, seeing drapes hanging over a strange environment means fears which will culminate in satisfaction. Drapes adorned with gold means hallucination or dispelling one’s worries.

If an unmarried person sees drapes in his dream, it means that he will get married and protect his chastity, or it could mean a business that will shelter him from poverty.

If a fugitive or a scared person sees himself covered with drapes in a dream, it means a shelter from what scares him. Falling through a hole while hanging to a drape in a dream means taking a long, frustrating, toiling and a distant journey.

The bigger the drapes are in a dream, the more difficult is one’s adversity.... drapes dream meaning

Drawers

Looking into the perfumery drawer or the drawer where the precious stone balance is stored in a dream means high winds of profits, satisfying one’s needs and reuniting with one’s family. Apaper storage drawer means longevity. In general, a drawer in a dream represents glad tidings.

If one opens a drawer and finds a pearl or a gem inside it in a dream, it means good news or a profit one will receive in few days.

(Also see Table of Contents)... drawers dream meaning

Disasters 

Dreaming about natural disasters, such as earthquakes and floods, is not that uncommon. People usually have these dreams at a time of many changes in their lives. Most people have ambivalent feelings about change and some resist even positive changes. Therefore, quick shifts in life style or some type of crisis may bring about dreams of natural disasters. Please look up a specific disaster by name. See also: Flood, Earthquake, Tornado ... disasters  dream meaning

Digging, Excavation

Example: I entered a neglected garden adjoining a house I had formerly lived in. I was astonished that I had never noticed this garden before. I took a spade and hoe and began to work vigorously in order to put things nght, digging like a navvy. But wherever I put my spade I turned up live shells and hand grenades—highly explosive and very dangerous. I was terrified I would be blown to pieces and hurried away’ (from Organism of the Mind, G.R. Meyer, Kegan Paul, 1933).

The dreamer in the example was a man in his 40s who had taken up meditation on the suggestion of a friend. It shows him discovering and uncovering a pan of himself he had not known before. In doing so he meets explo­sive emotions and conflicts he is not used to dealing with. Digging usually depicts delving into hidden or buried areas of ourself. We may uncover feelings from our childhood—cre­ative realisations, features of the unconscious, even dead bod­ies or ancient creatures. Digging can also represent our work on renovating our attitudes, personality structure or habits. See garden. ... digging, excavation dream meaning

Debts

An obvious reference to material that burdens you and to real debts and mortgages. Your life is out of balance, meaning you are confronted with guilt feelings in order to resolve them. Also, unconscious punishment for actual financial burdens.... debts dream meaning

Draught

Economic loss, suffering. From the Bible: The dream of Pharaoh, seven lean years and seven prosperous years.... draught dream meaning

Dance / Dancing

1- Dance has always represented freedom and been symbolic of other actions which were necessary for survival.

To be dancing in a dream portrays the creation of happiness, feeling at one with the surroundings and possibly getting closer or more intimate with a partner.

2- Psychologically, dance can be a reinforcement of freedom of movement, strength and emotion.

3- Spiritually; dancing has always been taken to represent the rhythm of life.

The patterns created are reputed to mirror the patterns of creativity. Dance also signifies the transformation of space into time.... dance / dancing dream meaning

Dead People

1- Dead people we have known appearing in dreams usually refer back to strong emotions we have had about those people, whether they are negative or positive.

For instance, there may be unresolved anger or guilt we still hold and the only wav we can deal with it is within a dream sequence.

2- Memories can remain buried for years and often when people who have died appear in dreams, we are being reminded of different times, places or relationships which will help us to deal with present situations.

3- To dream of dead people may suggest a link of a spiritual nature to our long-forgotten ancestors.... dead people dream meaning

Disk

A computer disk in a dream could suggest a great deal of information and knowledge is available to us.

A compact disc can have a similar significance except that its content, being musical, is more recreational that work-oriented. This could indicate that, in waking life, we need to be aware of our need for relaxation.

The disk in a dream has the same significance as the sun, and represents perfection and the renewal of life.

Divinity and power are represented spiritually by the disk.... disk dream meaning

Wedding Dress

see Marriage... wedding dress dream meaning

Daisies

White daisies indicate a faithful spouse. Yellow daisies show a spouses jealousy due to your receiving too much attention from someone else.... daisies dream meaning

Disinherited

To dream that you are disinherited, warns you to look well to your business and social standing.

For a young man to dream of losing his inheritance by disobedience, warns him that he will find favor in the eyes of his parents by contracting a suitable marriage.

For a woman, this dream is a warning to be careful of her conduct, lest she meet with unfavorable fortune.... disinherited dream meaning

Dunghill

To dream of a dunghill, you will see profits coming in through the most unexpected sources.

To the farmer this is a lucky dream, indicating fine seasons and abundant products from soil and stock.

For a young woman, it denotes that she will unknowingly marry a man of great wealth. ... dunghill dream meaning

Delivery

Literal, though the item delivered may be figurative, as well as the timing; research details... delivery dream meaning

Descending

See “falling”... descending dream meaning

Diaper

A protection for the immature who are in need of discipline in self-control... diaper dream meaning

Diary

One’s undisclosed personal reflections may be seen as a diary... diary dream meaning

Disabled

Revealing an inadequacy, physical or spiritual, in order to give adequate help... disabled dream meaning

Document

Factual evidence... document dream meaning

Dry

Without spiritual life, i.E. Blessings dried up as flowers in a drought; see “water”... dry dream meaning

Hot-dog

Food tempered with trouble; see “’food” and “hot”... hot-dog dream meaning

Nipple

See “breast”... nipple dream meaning

Darts

1. Use caution; avoid barbed and hurtful criticism.

2. Argu­ments or attitudes are on “target.” 3.

A feeling someone harbors hostility. ... darts dream meaning

Demons

1. Self-doubt or contempt.

2. Negative or self-defeating forces at work in decision-making or judgment.

3. Need to loosen up a little, have a little fun. ... demons dream meaning

Dolphins

1. Intellectual accomplishments.

2. A spirit guide.

3. The ability to communicate between one level of understanding or consciousness to the next. ... dolphins dream meaning

Doughnut

1. Feelings of comfort and security.

2. Self, personal nur­turance.

3. Possible travel in the offing. ... doughnut dream meaning

Deception

(Milk; War. See Advice; Con artist; Fraudulent bankruptcy)... deception dream meaning

Destroy

(See Assault; Wrecker)... destroy dream meaning

Destruction

(Admonition; Cave in; Earthquake; Harvest; Violation) In a dream, destruction means dispersion of people, or it could mean death. Destruction in a dream also means the leveling of a town or the death of its ruler or it could represent absence of justice. Experiencing destruction in a dream means sufferingfrom the persecution of people one cannot bear. Seeing a city destroyed by an earthquake in a dream represents the carrying of a death sentence for someone there, or it could mean violation of people’s rights or freedom in that town.

If one sees an entire town being destroyed with its urban area, factories and fields in a dream, it means that the people of that town have gone astray, or that its leaders are struck with calamities. On the other hand, if one sees it flourishing in a dream, then it reflects the spiritual awareness and religious devotion of its people.

(Also see Collapsing walls; Cloud of destruction)... destruction dream meaning

Dressing Room

(Dresser; Fitting room; Wardrobe) A dressing room means what a comb represents in a dream.

A dressing room in a dream also represents a husband for a single girl, or a chaste and a hard-working wife for a single man.

(Also see Comb; Wardrobe)... dressing room dream meaning

Driver

(Animal driver; Grooming; Tending; Stableman) An animal driver in a dream represents a leader, a president of a group or corporations or a wealthy person. In general, seeing a groomer, an attendant, a driver or a stableman in a dream denotes a bad dream and implies impetuousness, a pimp, a procurer, a pander, an officiant, an adulterer, or one who drives a chained male animal to copulate with a female animal.

(Also see Copulation)... driver dream meaning

Drunkenness

(Inebriety) Drunkenness in a dream represents unhappiness, stress, depression, worries, vanity, arrogance, wantonness and abuse of riches. Wine in a dream represents the king of drinks. Ifone gets drunk from wine, then tears off his shirt in the dream, it means that he has put his life in order and has it harmoniously organized. It also means that he has abused his privileges by indulging in vain pleasures of living to such a degree that he could not bear to live with such comfort or control his passions and wants.

If one is seen drinking wine to inebriety in a dream, it means that he earns unlawful money. It also means that such earnings will seem to have power over him in the way of spending them.

To become drunk in a dream without drinking alcohol means feeblemindedness or childishness of an old man. Drunkenness in a dream is a bad sign for both men and women for it denotes ignorance and complication in one’s life. However, if a scared person sees himself drunk in a dream, it means that he will overcome his fears. Pretending to be drunk in a dream means a false claim. Such a person also may be inflicted with an untrue accusation in wakefulness as a lesson, so perhaps he may refrain from false claims and he will come out of such false adversity as though he is drunk without drinking.

If a pious person sees himself drunk in a dream, it could represent his love for God Almighty.

(Also see Intoxicants)... drunkenness dream meaning

Dictator

Symbolic of a domineering person.

A dictator can be symbolic of your boss or spouse ... dictator dream meaning

Dieting

Symbolic of being self-conscious or the desire to lose weight ... dieting dream meaning

Discipline

To dream of someone willingly accepting discipline or correction symbolizes wisdom.

To dream of someone fighting against or talking back to authority symbolizes stupidity, Prov. 12:1... discipline dream meaning

Deluge

Overwhelming business loss (Artemidorus); symbolism obvious, financial affairs are usually indicated by storms, rain, etc.... deluge dream meaning

Dream

To dream of relating a dream indicates that something unusual is about to happen (Raphael). Evidently a struggle on the part of the subconscious to bring the matter before the consciousness.... dream dream meaning

Departing

Example: ‘I was leaving some people, like at a junior school. Some of the children tried to detain me, with the attitude that I was defying teacher’s authority, and they restrained me with the rules they restrained themselves with. I broke free and walked off’ (Timothy). As in the example, a breaking away from old or habitual patterns of behaviour, leaving a situation, such as a relationship, a financial set-up or work; the struggle to become independent as in leaving home. Sometimes desire to get away from responsibility or difficul­ties. Can also refer to death, perhaps when we see a spouse walking away from us, or departing on a journey. This is not necessarily a prediction, but confronting the situation. Idioms: new departure, the departed (dead); leave in the lurch; leave someone to it, left holding the baby. ... departing dream meaning

Descent

This is the world of instincts and physical perceptions. As in Abyss, Cliff, Diving, we are talking here about delving into the unconscious. This image often points to the world of the feminine and is a warning that the male archetype is too dominant. Women, particularly, but men as well, will find their center and their own identity deep within themselves.

Social or economic decline. Fear of being destroyed. How did you descend? Where did you end up? Be clear about what you really want and where you can get the energy needed for the task.... descent dream meaning

Director

Who in your life is the director.7 Do you feel your life is determined by outside circumstances? In the last analysis, such a dream image points to inner strengths and weaknesses of the ego, which usually directs the course of life. See Government.... director dream meaning

Descent / Descending

1- When we dream of a descent, such as coming down a mountain or steps, we arc often searching for an answer to a particular problem and need to be conscious of past trauma or something we have left behind and what we can learn from it.

2- We may fear a loss of status, and yet be aware of the positive aspects of such loss.

3- Going down into the underworld, the quest for mystic wisdom, rebirth and immortality arc all shown in dreams bv descent.... descent / descending dream meaning

Dice / Die

1- To be playing with dice in a dream emphasises the fact that we are playing with fate or taking chances in life which we really ought to be considering more carefully

2- If someone else is rolling the dice, we are leaving our fate in the hands of other people and must therefore run our lives according to their rules.

3- A dice or die, through the play- on words, is a way of taking chances which, in the spiritual sense, may be irrevocable.... dice / die dream meaning

Dryer

Purring wet clothes into the dryer may suggest the need to dry out or air out the emotional issues that interfere with your progress. It may represent dry ideas or those that will not take you far.... dryer dream meaning

Dahlias

Good fortune in money matters is foretold by a dream of these flowers, especially if they are growing out of doors.... dahlias dream meaning

Diapers

Dreams of diapers symbolize protection, release of negativity and perhaps an inability to control your feelings and urges. This dream could be reflecting a place within you that is immature and in need of personal responsibility. Alternatively, you may be purifying and releasing ways of the past. See Defecation.... diapers dream meaning

Dishwasher

Dreams of a dishwasher symbolize cleansing your relationship to that which feeds you. You are removing all that is in the way of your ability to receive, or that you are clearing your plate to give yourself a break from your busy schedule so that you can take some alone time.... dishwasher dream meaning

Double

If you dream of two of something, then this signifies partnership or to double the intensity of the symbol.

For example, if you dream of two birthday cakes, then this dream symbolizes twice the celebration or double the trouble or double the pleasure. See Twins and Two.... double dream meaning

Ballerina / Ballet Dancer

The figure of a ballerina is dreamlike in waking life, so in dreams a ballerina symbolizes music, fluidity and the inner aspect of spiritual feeling.... ballerina / ballet dancer dream meaning

Dark / Darkness

That side of the personality where chaos may reign, and where, unless some spiritual understanding can be attained, is seen as dark. Also darkness is full of mystery and part of the unknown, the obscurity which hides the divine.... dark / darkness dream meaning

Deal

A deal in spiritual terms is a negotiation between two aspects of self: the ‘higher’ part, which knows what is right from a cosmic perspective, and the lower part, which is more concerned with everyday matters.... deal dream meaning

Decorate / Decoration

Decoration is a way of honouring the divine and there is much symbolism attached to this from the altar cloths in christian and wiccan religions to food for the spirits in thai buddhist spirit houses. Dreams often access such spiritual knowledge.... decorate / decoration dream meaning

Defend / Defence

Defending anything in a dream is protecting it spiritually, perhaps from contamination or from penetration. Defending any type of sacred space would have this meaning.... defend / defence dream meaning

Derelict

A derelict building or person signifies a lack of hope, a ‘lost sheep’.... derelict dream meaning

Discover

There is much spiritual information that is revealed only when we are ready for it; the sense of discovering our own truth is part of progress.... discover dream meaning

Dahlia

To see dahlias in a dream, if they are fresh and bright, signifies good fortune to the dreamer. See Bouquet ... dahlia dream meaning

Damask Rose

To dream of seeing a damask rosebush in full foliage and bloom, denotes that a wedding will soon take place in your family, and great hopes will be fulfilled.

For a lover to place this rose in your hair, foretells that you will be deceived.

If a woman receives a bouquet of damask roses in springtime, she will have a faithful lover; but if she received them in winter, she will cherish blasted hopes. ... damask rose dream meaning

Damson

This is a peculiarly good dream if one is so fortunate as to see these trees lifting their branches loaded with rich purple fruit and dainty foliage; one may expect riches compared with his present estate.

To dream of eating them at any time, forebodes grief. ... damson dream meaning

Demand

To dream that a demand for charity comes in upon you, denotes that you will be placed in embarrassing situations, but by your persistency you will fully restore your good standing.

If the demand is unjust, you will become a leader in your profession.

For a lover to command you adversely, implies his, or her, leniency. ... demand dream meaning

Distaff

To dream of a distaff, denotes frugality, with pleasant surroundings. It also signifies that a devotional spirit will be cultivated by you.... distaff dream meaning

Dividend

To dream of dividends, augments successful speculations or prosperous harvests.

To fail in securing hoped-for dividends, proclaims failure in management or love affairs. ... dividend dream meaning

Dropsy

To dream of being afflicted with the dropsy, denotes illness for a time, but from which you will recover with renewed vigor.

To see others thus afflicted, denotes that you will hear from the absent shortly, and have tidings of their good health. ... dropsy dream meaning

Dun

To dream that you receive a dun, warns you to look after your affairs and correct all tendency towards neglect of business and love. ... dun dream meaning

Dynamo

To dream of a dynamo, omens successful enterprises if attention is shown to details of business. One out of repair, shows you are nearing enemies who will involve you in trouble. ... dynamo dream meaning

Darn

To make amends... darn dream meaning

Debris

Trivial hindrances; research details... debris dream meaning

Déjà Vu

When one has peace of mind that the situation is resolved, there will be no need for déjà vu... déjà vu dream meaning

Demonstration

An outward display, whether formal or informal... demonstration dream meaning

Denial

Discernment is present when dreaming, and the truth uncovered... denial dream meaning

Dentures

False words... dentures dream meaning

Deodorant

A precaution taken to prevent critical discernment of one’s personal attributes... deodorant dream meaning

Departure

Foreknowledge to prepare one for the aftermath... departure dream meaning

Desire

One’s true desires are uninhibited in a dream... desire dream meaning

Dim

Lacking in sufficient enlightenment... dim dream meaning

Dime

A small sum of money, not a dime; a tenth part is a tithe of one dollar; see “tithe”... dime dream meaning

Disciple

A disciplined, religious person; research the name... disciple dream meaning

Dive

Moving head-first into a situation; see “water”... dive dream meaning

Divination

See “witchcraft”... divination dream meaning

Donation

Literal, though the item or amount may be figurative... donation dream meaning

Doubt

İmplies a need for discernment and wise judgment until all doubt is removed... doubt dream meaning

Drug Dealer

See “blood-money” and “prostitution”... drug dealer dream meaning

Dump

A place or person where everyone dumps their problems instead of taking care of them... dump dream meaning

Duty

A literal reminder... duty dream meaning

Disappear

1. Serious insecurities, usually involving loved ones, sometimes material possessions.

2. Reverse: money or posses­sions will come easily.

3. Unreliability, usually of an individual. ... disappear dream meaning

Doorway

1. Spiritual change.

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). ... doorway dream meaning

Dunes

1. Flexibility, ability to change.

2. Protection or obstacle to spiritual life. ... dunes dream meaning

Panties

1. Lucky at love.

2. A change for the better (to change into clean ones).

3. Exposure, shame, embarrassment (to be caught in).

4. Feminine self; an exploration of sexuality. ... panties dream meaning

Sand Dunes

1. Fortunes may shift.

2. Peace and harmony are in one’s life.

3. Protection from something. ... sand dunes dream meaning

Decoration

(See Necklace; Ornaments)... decoration dream meaning

Delirium

(Distraction; Love; Unbalance) In a dream, delirium represents unbalance, bewilderment about the world, utter confusion, giddiness or falling passionately in love, or it could denote a better end for all things.

(Also see Distraction)... delirium dream meaning

Dishonesty

(See Advice)... dishonesty dream meaning

Dollar

(Dinar; Money. See Banknote; Counting; Numbers)... dollar dream meaning

Disappearance

Depicts the way our conscious self relates to the unconscious. Memories, emotions or ideas suddenly ap­pear in awareness, but can disappear just as rapidly, some­times never to be seen again. See vanish. ... disappearance dream meaning

Time Of Day

The passage of time in our life; our age; our sense of ease or pressure.

the daylight hours Our conscious waking life; our area of choice and ability to make decisions. Most dreams deal only with one day. Where several days pass in the same dream, or even longer periods: the dream is expressing periods of change; different stages of growth in one’s life; or very differ­ent conditions through which one has lived or might live. Being late: feeling we have left something too late or we have missed out on something; realising we have not acted quickly enough to avert something; avoidance of responsibility. ... time of day dream meaning

Depths

Walking into and through the depths is part of growing and developing. Confrontation with one’s unconscious.... depths dream meaning

Interpretation Of Dreams

Although mind and body may be a total unity, and the separation in language merely a conve­nience, despite its unity our being has a number of interacting systems.

The action of the hean on the other systems is obvi­ous, and the influence of emotions on the organs is also be­coming obvious. What is not so well established is the impor­tance of the feedback occurring when we gain insight into our own functioning through understanding a dream. Although our being is already a self regulating system, the ability to turn consciousness inwards to make clear aspects of unconscious function appears to increase the efficiency of self regulation. This is shown in the first example of reptiles, lizards, snakes, where David finds a long-standing neck pain and goes through insight into its cause. In this way wc might be seen as a conscious organism which not only reprogrammes mental patterns or habits, but to some extent can renovate or change body efficiency as well. See dream analysis; dream process­ing; the Introduction. ... interpretation of dreams dream meaning

Disorder

Chaos from which everything may evolve.

A challenge to put more order into your life.... disorder dream meaning

Ballroom / Dancing

A ballroom filled with dancers indicates a happy family life.

An empty ballroom shows a longing for company and / or family. Intricate dancing symbolizes an ability to do well in anything you try.

To see others dancing means you will get pleasure from someone else’s good fortune.

To be dancing yourself means you will get pleasure from work that you do yourself.... ballroom / dancing dream meaning

Dandelions

Represent false friends.

If there are a lot of dandelions . .. watch out!... dandelions dream meaning

Compact Disc

playing a CD of favorite music in your dreams may represent the desire to enjoy a moment of inspiration. It may also signify compressing information into a tight package.... compact disc dream meaning

Doors

Options under examination (see Buildings, Windows).

An invitation to explore aspects of the self from the past, present, or those reaching to the future.

Revolving doors: Going in circles and getting nowhere. Being stuck in a pattern or cycle and not knowing how to break it.

Glowing doors: Spiritual opportunities.

Back door: hidden things, sneaky motivations.

New phases or openings.

If the door remains firmly locked, you might not be ready to take this step.

An entryway into the subconscious. Hospitality offered or given.

Standing in front of, but not entering: A reluctance to actively pursue present options.

A missing door reveals tremendous openness on your part, or that of another person or situation.

Stone doors often stand in front of important revelations or bits of knowledge, like those that were frequently used in tombs (note the story of Christ’s resurrection).

Doorbells: A sign of forthcoming unexpected news, guests, or messages.... doors dream meaning

Daytime

Daytime scenes in a dream comment on what you are actively pursuing to fulfill your life. Daytime may also reflect the light of consciousness or what is understood or recognized by your conscious mind versus what is unconscious.... daytime dream meaning

Salad Dressing

Salad dressing brings flavor to salads and therefore may indicate that you need to add more flavor to a creative venture or product.... salad dressing dream meaning

Dividends

Receiving dividends on an investment augurs well for those who look forward to marriage. Failing to receive expected dividends denotes the opposite.... dividends dream meaning

Drops

Using a dropper to measure out medicine is a prediction of a small legacy.... drops dream meaning

Dyeing

It is a sign of coming business success to dream of dyeing your hair.... dyeing dream meaning

Bus Driver

To dream of seeing a bus driver represents your ability to take control yet work together with others as a team. It could also mean that you are confused as to which path to take in order to reach your goals. You cannot seem to get ahead in life.

To dream that you are a bus driver implies that you have chosen the correct path to achieve your goals, and you are reaching them fairly rapidly. Try to slow down a little and don’t be too aggressive. In particular, if you are a school bus driver in the dream, this could mean that you will reach your objectives faster if you use experience and wisdom to guide you. Perhaps you have achieved a higher level of self-discovery.... bus driver dream meaning

Daycare

To dream of running a daycare center suggests that there may be too much on your plate at this time.

An overwhelming sense of responsibility could be leaving you with residual stress and affecting your working life negatively.

To desire day care for your children in your dream indicates a trust issue may be becoming clear within a close relationship.

To dream of finding excellent care for your children shows that you are in the flow of life and have a good level of faith that all is well.... daycare dream meaning

Dolls

Dolls represent childhood to women, and ‘dolls’, represent women to men.

To get the most accurate interpretation possible about a doll dream you must study the dream as a whole, but, generally speaking, the doll in your dream is a probable omen of the wish to be young again, or to meet someone exciting, (for the male).

If your doll comes to life, you are expressing in your dream state the wish to be different, and blameless for your actions. This dream takes meditation for clarity.... dolls dream meaning

Domino

A small triumph over difficulties.... domino dream meaning

Design

Dreams of a design symbolize that you are becoming aware of the divine design for your life. Just as there is a pattern of the oak tree within the acorn, this dream is about your ability to connect with the pattern and design of your life. This dream is also is a message for you to realize the power of your mind to create your life the way you desire it to be. See Director.... design dream meaning

Disc

See CD and Music.... disc dream meaning

Dvd

If you dream you are watching a DVD this reflects a high regard for the content of a clear message, and your ability to observe your life with clarity (high resolution), as in the Shamanistic practice of “soul retrieval”, whereby you witness your life, and reclaim any personal power that was lost, stolen, or given away. See CD.... dvd dream meaning

Dawn / Day And Night

A form of spiritual illumination is quite often felt within this type of dream. There is a gradual awareness rather than a blinding flash of illumination.

A new dawn can bring a great sense of hope. Day and night can represent opposites, as in black and white, boy and girl etc. Indeed, any two opposites may have relevance, and it is up to us to decide what opposition there is in our lives.... dawn / day and night dream meaning

Day / Date

A certain date or day could point to information about a spiritual festival or anniversary that we have subconsciously retained and that may have relevance for us. When we dream of a day passing, or register that time has passed, we are alerting ourselves to the fact that we need to gauge time in some activity, or that action needs to be taken first before a second thing can happen.... day / date dream meaning

Decadence

Decadence suggests a fall from grace or a debasement of the natural laws. It describes self-indulgence rather than a concern for global matters.... decadence dream meaning

Decide / Decision

Decisions are an integral part of spiritual progression, and to be conscious of deciding on a particular course of action, for instance, suggests choosing between right and wrong or any other two polarities.... decide / decision dream meaning

Defy / Defiant

Originally ‘to defy’ meant to renounce our faith, but its more modern day meaning is to challenge belief or given wisdom.... defy / defiant dream meaning

Demonstrate / Demonstration

When we take part in a public demonstration we are declaring our allegiance to a belief or ideal.... demonstrate / demonstration dream meaning

Dissect / Divide

Any division or deliberate dissection into two parts or more suggests a movement away from unity, from a state of perfection.... dissect / divide dream meaning

Wedding / Wedding Dress / Wedding Ring

A wedding can symbolize the sacred union between the spiritual and physical. In former times it was seen as a ritual that brought fertility to the earth. Within the human being there is the need to make vows, to give promises and above all to symbolize the making of those promises traditionally, the wedding ring was a symbol of total encircling love because it is in the shape of a circle.

It is complete, with no beginning and no end.... wedding / wedding dress / wedding ring dream meaning

Cross Dressing

If you dream about a man dressed like a woman, or a woman dressed like a man (or if you cross-dressed in the dream), this signifies that you are uncomfortable in some way with the more feminine side of your personality.... cross dressing dream meaning

Dirt Road

To dream of a dirt road suggests that you may have gotten off track from your goals. You need to focus on what you want and keep moving ahead to get it. Do not let your insecurities hold you back.... dirt road dream meaning

Disability

To dream that you have a disability suggests that you are going through a period of low self-confidence. You may feel like you have lost your power or direction in life. It’s quite possible that you are not making the most of your potential and skills. Consider the symbolism of the part of your body that is disabled. Also look up “Blind”, “Can’t Hear”, “Can’t Talk” and “Wheelchair”... disability dream meaning

Dancing Master

To dream of a dancing master, foretells you will neglect important affairs to pursue frivolities.

For a young woman to dream that her lover is a dancing master, portends that she will have a friend in accordance with her views of pleasure and life. ... dancing master dream meaning

David

To dream of David, of Bible fame, denotes divisions in domestic circles, and unsettled affairs, will tax heavily your nerve force.... david dream meaning

Daybreak

To watch the day break in a dream, omens successful undertakings, unless the scene is indistinct and weird; then it may imply disappointment when success in business or love seems assured. ... daybreak dream meaning

Derrick

Derricks seen in a dream, indicate strife and obstruction in your way to success. ... derrick dream meaning

Divining Rods

To see a divining rod in your dreams, foretells ill luck will dissatisfy you with present surroundings. ... divining rods dream meaning

Dromedary

To dream of a dromedary, denotes that you will be the recipient of unexpected beneficence, and will wear your new honors with dignity; you will dispense charity with a gracious hands.

To lovers, this dream foretells congenial dispositions. ... dromedary dream meaning

Judgment Day

To dream of the judgment day, foretells that you will accomplish some well-planned work, if you appear resigned and hopeful of escaping punishment. Otherwise, your work will prove a failure.

For a young woman to appear before the judgment bar and hear the verdict of ``Guilty,’’ denotes that she will cause much distress among her friends by her selfish and unbecoming conduct.

If she sees the dead rising, and all the earth solemnly and fearfully awaiting the end, there will be much struggling for her, and her friends will refuse her aid.

It is also a forerunner of unpleasant gossip, and scandal is threatened. Business may assume hopeless aspects. ... judgment day dream meaning

Quack Doctor

To see a quack doctor in your dreams, denotes you will be alarmed over some illness and its improper treatment. ... quack doctor dream meaning

Deacon

Religious leader; if anonymous, research the name... deacon dream meaning

Deceased

See “dead”... deceased dream meaning

Decision

One’s discernment is less hindered in a dream, which helps with decisions... decision dream meaning

Decoy

A warning to prevent entrapment... decoy dream meaning

Decree

Though figuratively shown, the decree is literal... decree dream meaning

Deflate

An humbling; see “inflate”... deflate dream meaning

Defraud

Literal, and is revealed to prevent by using wisdom and discernment... defraud dream meaning

Delayed

Revealed to either prevent or prepare for the delay... delayed dream meaning

Depleted

Revealing a need to restore... depleted dream meaning

Deposit

Literal, though the type and amount may be figurative... deposit dream meaning

Destitute

Literal, and revealed in order to bring about the help needed... destitute dream meaning

Destroyed

A warning... destroyed dream meaning

Diabetes

Caused by excessively indulging in pleasure, if figurative; if literal, it can be confirmed by a physician; either are warnings... diabetes dream meaning

Diagram

Evasive solutions, when graphically visualized in a dream, are easily grasp, i.E.

The blueprint of one’s life; see “invention”... diagram dream meaning

Dictate

Control... dictate dream meaning

Digest

To absorb whatever is received, whether word or deed... digest dream meaning

Diligent

Revealing one who is devoted and deserves appreciation... diligent dream meaning

Dipper

Research whatever is being dipped; see “cup”... dipper dream meaning

Disbelief

Revealed in order to search out the matter and know the truth... disbelief dream meaning

Discarded

İmplies something or someone was thrown aside as worthless; see “rejected”... discarded dream meaning

Discouraged

One who is discouraged in a dream is inwardly calling for help and encouragement... discouraged dream meaning

Disfigured

See “deformity”... disfigured dream meaning

Disguised

Revealed to expose, bringing enlightenment... disguised dream meaning

Diskette

İmplies the need for such... diskette dream meaning

Distraction

Revealed to help one stay on track... distraction dream meaning

Doctrine

Uninhibited information revealed for a particular purpose... doctrine dream meaning

Dolly

İndicates a need for help in carrying a heavy load... dolly dream meaning

Dominos

One failure having a domino effect, causing others to fail, i.E.

A stock market crash... dominos dream meaning

Dope

Anything that causes one to become dopey and stupid; see “bound”... dope dream meaning

Doze

Not being attentive or interested... doze dream meaning

Dross

Spiritual impurities that are removed by going through fiery trials, as dross from silver and gold; see “fire”... dross dream meaning

Dugout

A place of desolation... dugout dream meaning

Kneading Dough

Maneuvering one’s daily provision into proper balance by clever management... kneading dough dream meaning

Open Door

An opportunity... open door dream meaning

Seduce

Patronizing for the purpose of gaining favor is spoiled when exposed... seduce dream meaning

Dead (person)

1. An aspect of personality as represented by the dead person.

2. A need to resolve old issues—likely in relation­ships, often behavioral—and finally lay them to rest.

3. An overwhelming fear of loss.

4. Positive changes are in the offing.

5. A level of the unconscious is attempting to communicate with the conscious. ... dead (person) dream meaning

Decompose

1. Emotional regeneration, renewal after difficult times.

2. A situation is in decline, degrading into difficulty.

3. A stagnant, possibly “rotten” attitude or situation that needs attention. ... decompose dream meaning

Demolish

1. Completion, an ending.

2. A need or desire to eliminate old patterns of behavior or ways of thinking.

3. Repressed anger or rage that needs to be addressed.

4. Use caution against harsh words in relationships. ... demolish dream meaning

Detention

1. Feelings of guilt or shame, likely from an adolescent activity.

2. Feelings of personal loss, loss of identity, dignity. ... detention dream meaning

Division

1. Self, inner conflict.

2. Feelings of being overwhelmed, drained.

3. Conflict in domestic affairs. ... division dream meaning

Driving Lessons

1. A need to reassess ethics, morality in professional affairs.

2. A lack of confidence.

3. A need for discipline. ... driving lessons dream meaning

Drool

1. Overindulgence—often in sensual pleasures, sometimes with alcohol or other intoxicants.

2. Feelings of humiliation.

3. A need or desire to take life with a bit more humor and light­heartedness. ... drool dream meaning

Drumstick

A very self-assured individual. ... drumstick dream meaning

Daredevil

(Also see Daring)... daredevil dream meaning

Daydreaming

(See Dream interpreter; Moon. Also see Introduction)... daydreaming dream meaning

Death Sentence

(See Death; Destruction)... death sentence dream meaning

Dejection

(See Depression)... dejection dream meaning

Demanding

(See Driving force)... demanding dream meaning

Deserted

(Empty; Forlorn; Wretched) A deserted and empty place in a dream signifies poverty or lack of food or sustenance for one’s household.

An empty place in a dream also could signify distress and trouble.... deserted dream meaning

Destroying

(See Wrecker)... destroying dream meaning

Digging A Grave

In a dream, digging a grave means getting married. Digging a grave and talking with the deceased person about one’s needs in a dream means solving one’s problem.

A grave digger in a dream also represents a pander, a procurer, or he could be someone who loves the world, or a treasure hunter.

(Also see Grave)... digging a grave dream meaning

Dill

(bot.) In a dream, dill represents something that will take place in the future. Ifone sees himself carrying a bunch of dill in a dream, it means that something unforeseen will happen to him and its effects will show later.... dill dream meaning

Dip

(Coat; Mix) To dip something into a conflicting element or to mix two incompatible substances or to coat something with the wrong element in a dream means creating suspicion or unlawfully mixing people’s monies and properties.... dip dream meaning

Discord

(See Enmity)... discord dream meaning

Disdain

(Haughtiness; Superciliousness) If one who desires to earn respect from others shows disdain in a dream, it means grovelling, servility, toadying or losing rank.

(Also see Sneezing)... disdain dream meaning

Diver

(Go under; Submerse) In a dream, a diver represents a spy, an inspector or a reporter.

(Also see Spy)... diver dream meaning

Dodging

(See Cave)... dodging dream meaning

Dogfight

In a dream, a dogfight means love for the world.

(Also see Dog)... dogfight dream meaning

Draft

(See Conscription)... draft dream meaning

Dragging

Seeing oneself in a dream dragging something heavy one cannot carry means proper controlling of one’s surroundings through diplomacy, kindness, or strength and determination.

If one sees himself being dragged, the conse DICTIONARY OF DREAMS 127 quences here may be evil.... dragging dream meaning

Dresser

(See Dressing room)... dresser dream meaning

Drummer

In a dream, a drummer represents festivities and joy.

If a drummer visits a sick person in a dream, it means that the latter will shortly die and that drums will play at his funeral. On the other hand, it could mean that the sick person may recover and people will rejoice for his recovery and play music and drums to express their joy.

A drummer in a dream also could represent someone who breaks the news. Seeing a drummer in a dream also may denote a colic illness.

A drummer in a dream also represents a strong and an alarming person.

A drummer in a dream can also be interpreted as one’s abdomen, or someone who brings false news, or a procurer, or someone who calls people to falsehood.

(Also see Drum)... drummer dream meaning

Dung

Sweeping dung in a dream means collecting money. Horses’ droppings or dung in a dream mean money earned from an honorable businessman. Sitting on horse’s dung or sheep’s dung in a dream means earning money by doing business with members of one’s own family.

(Also see Manure)... dung dream meaning

Dyer

In a dream, a leather finisher or a fabric dyer represents a false person, though he also could do good.

A dyer in a dream also represents someone of good financial standing or one who is in position to help others, or he could be a man of knowledge, or a person in authority. Seeing a dyer dying a white garment into a green color in a dream means repentance from sins.

If he changes the dye of a white garment into black, it means apostasy.

If one sees a dyer in his house receiving or taking garments to dye in a dream, he represents an adulterer and means that someone in that house may die in that year.... dyer dream meaning

Facts To Be Taken Into Consideration Before A Mu’abbir Interprets A Dream

It is imperative that the mu’abbir or interpreter understands fully and properly every details of a dream seen by any person. He should be able to weigh it on the scale of the rules of interpretation.

If the numerous facts emerging from a dream are such that they correspond with each other logically then such a dream will be deemed as a genuine and authentic dream. But if the facts emerging from such a dream are such that they do not correspond with each other then the interpreter should reflect on the apparent meaning of the words. Whichever meaning is nearest to the rules of interpretation, such a meaning should be adopted

If a dream is of a complicated nature so that if cannot be weighed on the scale of the rules of interpretation then such a dream will be deemed as meaningless.

If a certain dream causes the interpreter to become dubious then he should appeal to the conscience of the observer of such a dream: If the dream concerns Salaah, he should question him about Sallah; if it concerns a journey he should question him about the journey; if it concerns marriage, he should question him about marriage. Thereafter, the mu’abbir will interpret to the best of his knowledge

The interpreter should be extremely cautious when interpreting a dream: If the dream evidences obscenity and indecency he should either use pleasant words when interpreting it or simply avoid interpreting it.

It is necessary for a mu’abbir to establish the biological and logical classification of thins and give its interpretation accordingly.

The biological and logical classification of things can be made as follows : (a) geneses (b) species (c) nature and characteristics.... facts to be taken into consideration before a mu’abbir interprets a dream dream meaning

Garbage Dump

(Dump; Garbage) In a dream, a garbage dump represents the world and its refuse represents money. Ifone’s house becomes a garbage dump, or if one buys or inherits a dump, or if he manages one in a dream, it means dispelling fear, recovering from illness or pursuing the road to prosperity and success in this world. It also means dispelling poverty, receiving an inheritance or getting married. Otherwise, the dump represents one’s business, office or store. As for a governor, a garbage dump in a dream represents his treasury.

If one takes off his clothing and stands naked on top of a pile of trash in a dream, it means that he will lose his office, and ifhe is sick, it means his death, and if he is wealthy, it means renouncing his wealth and status, or pursuing an ascetic life.... garbage dump dream meaning

Hunting Dog

(Lust; Desire; Want. See Dog)... hunting dog dream meaning

Interpretation According To The Contrasting Meaning Of Things

Seeing oneself as weeping will be interpreted as joy and happiness as long as such weeping is not done with sound, screaming or tearing one’s collar to pieces as when mourning. One the contrary joy, happiness, merry-making, laughter, dancing etc. will be interpreted as grief and sorrow

Similarly, if two persons are seen fighting in the dream then the one who loses the battle will be the one to gain victory.

Similarly, if a person sees himself being cupped it means he will be compelled to fulfill certain conditions in an agreement or contract. Or if a person sees himself being made to agree on certain conditions, it means he will get cupped.

The reason being that in Arabic the word shart (condition) is sometimes used to mean “cupping*”

*Cupping: The use of a cupping glass from which the air has been exhausted, to draw blood to the surface of the skin-Collins).... interpretation according to the contrasting meaning of things dream meaning

Interpretation According To The Varying Conditions Of People

If a righteous and noble person sees himself as handcuffed or placed in a pillory* It means he will remain safeguarded against mischief and wickedness. But if the observer of such a dream is wicked it suggests that he will commit excessive sins due to which he will be doomed to hell-fire May Allah, through His infinite mercy, save us from hell-fire, Ameen.

(*Pillory: a wooden board with holes for the head and hands in which petty offenders were formerly locked and exposed to public scorn).

.... interpretation according to the varying conditions of people dream meaning

Interpretation According To Varying Times

If a person dreams during the night that he is mounted on an elephant it suggests that he will profit immensely from a certain affair or contractor task. But if such a dream is observed during the day it means he will divorce his wife.... interpretation according to varying times dream meaning

Police Dog

(See Dog)... police dog dream meaning

Times In Which Dreams Are Most Potent

It must be borne in mind that the most authentic dreams are the ones observed in the latter part of the night and during Qayloolah (sleeping at midday ) and during the day. Dreams during the fruit-ripening season and fruit-selling season are also very potent.

The most inopportune time wherein dreams hardly have any significant meaning is during the winter season and when rain is imminent.... times in which dreams are most potent dream meaning

Turtle Dove

A charming lady who loves pleasure and who has a passion for fun and merry-making.... turtle dove dream meaning

Dead Body

To see a dead body in a dream can be symbolic of spiritual death or someone who has been attacked by Satan, Ps. 110:6... dead body dream meaning

Department Store

Symbolic of life’s choices... department store dream meaning

Doe

A young wife, Prov. 5:19 ... doe dream meaning

Dumpster

Symbolizes something that needs to be removed from your life.

If you are in a dumpster it can symbolize a worthless lifestyle, Phil. 3:8 NLT ... dumpster dream meaning

Dunk

To dream of dunking a ball in a game is symbolic of power and skill ... dunk dream meaning

Lie Detector

Symbolic of needing to be honest, Col. 3:9 ... lie detector dream meaning

Dirt / Earth 

Dreaming about dirt, as in something dirty, could represent your state of mind or a situation from your daily life. It could symbolize a relationship, a business venture, or any other part of your life where you, or someone else has been less than honest and honorable. Dirt in your dreams could also represent your unwholesome attitudes and a devious state of mind. This dream, depending on its details, may be encouraging you to clean up “your act” inside and out.Dreaming about soil and the earth usually symbolizes fertility and the potential to grow. Rich soil may be an indication that the time is right for work and new beginnings. Dreaming about dry, barren soil may be a reflection of your negative mood. It may include feelings of depression or general feelings of boredom and emptiness.... dirt / earth  dream meaning

Dregs

A dream of poverty, failure and loss (Gypsy). ... dregs dream meaning

Anxiety Dreams

One of the most frequent dream themes is that of anxiety in some form. This may not be because most dreams are about things we fear, but simply because we re­member those dreams more than a bland dream. In our dreams the things we fear are only our own feelings. Of course, the dream may be about a snake, or car accident—things we fear which are not inside us. Even so, it is our feeling about the snake or situation which disturbs us, and these can change, even though the snake remains just what it is.

If we cannot meet our feelings of fear or emotional pain we are controlled or trapped by them. Sometimes we need the help of a professional therapist to meet what we fear, but many fears can be met by using simple techniques. See woljunder animal, dream processing, premenstrual tension. ... anxiety dreams dream meaning

Distant

Barely conscious of; a long time off, something one does not identify with strongly.

in front The future; what is seen and understood; what is being confronted. ... distant dream meaning

Day And Night

day

Example: It was a beautiful hot sunny day, and I was in a children’s playground talking to a woman I knew vaguely’ (Kim B). Mostly our mood. In the example Kim feels bright and cheerful.

An overcast day would be the reverse. Also be­ing conscious, seeing’ what we are doing, our waking experi­ence. See light; time of day.

night

Example: I was creeping through a field at night. In darkness I and others were trying to accomplish some secret act, rather as spies or underground agents might’ (Tom). Simi­lar to dark. Usually the unconscious, dark or little-sensed ar­eas of oneself. In the example the secrecy occurs because pans of Tom’s childhood experience were ‘hidden’ behind the forgetfulness or unconsciousness of emotional hurt. Also loneliness; areas of subtly felt urges or feelings. And some­times freedom; we may be constrained by the social or moral rules we apply to ourself during the ‘day’ or waking con­sciousness, but on the edge of consciousness, or in sleep, we find a wonderful freedom which allows us escape. Sometimes shown by escaping from a house at night and running away. See dark. ... day and night dream meaning

Dwarf, Malformed Figure

A pan of our personality left un­developed or not integrated.

For instance we may have musi­cal ability which was suppressed by the need to bnng up children. Also a pan of self malformed by painful childhood experience or lack of emotional nourishment. It may therefore be a link with our unconscious. ... dwarf, malformed figure dream meaning

Life After Death

See philosophy of dreams; death; murder; out of body experience. ... life after death dream meaning

Defense

See Fight, War, Armament, Jewelry, Attorney.... defense dream meaning

Dialect

If it is the dreamer’s own dialect, this image points to identity or psychological rigidity.

If it is a foreign dialect, it points to a side of the dreamer that is unknown to him.

The connections the dreamer can make to the dialect are important.... dialect dream meaning

Discussion

Frequently appears during work on unsolved intellectual problems (during the day); it is an unconscious problem-solving strategy, or perhaps a hint that a particular problem can only be solved collectively.... discussion dream meaning

Divorce / Separation

Either a desire for or a fear of separation. This symbol also may indicate separating things out—differentiating—which points to your ability to make judgments.... divorce / separation dream meaning

Downhill

Letting go; fear of “going down” (to the depth of emotions, or sexuality, etc.) as in Falling.... downhill dream meaning

Table / Desk

See Furniture. Vitality.

The symbol of matter as well as Earth (world). Ancient Egyptian dream interpretation states that a table is an indication of the arrival of guests, and that they must be entertained lavishly.

According to Freud (as well as the Talmud), it is a symbol for the body of women.... table / desk dream meaning

Donkey / Ass

The obvious meaning is stupidity. But also stubbornness, sexual energy, and vitality.

(In the language of the 16th century, “driving an ass” meant to arouse the penis.) Today this symbol is seen differently, since the proverbial stubbornness of the ass can be seen as his strength. He follows his own sense and possesses a sense of what is his. And in the pursuit of his urges, the ass can also be very smart (urges are not always stupid!).

According to the 2nd century dream interpreter Artemidorus: if you see an ass that is carrying a load, a burden is removed from you.

The most widely read book of the Middle Ages, Physiologus, relates the ass to the custom of castration.

Folklore: Luck in love.... donkey / ass dream meaning

Draughts / Chequers

see Games... draughts / chequers dream meaning

Draperies

Rich and luxurious draperies are reflected in your life, which will be rich and luxurious. But old, torn drapes indicate great hardships to come. See also Curtains (Lace).... draperies dream meaning

Dress (white)

To dream of a woman in a white dress or, if a woman, to dream of wearing a white dress, portends that you will be accused of some malicious gossip but will be proven innocent.... dress (white) dream meaning

Barbie Doll

Barbie, the famous, ageless doll, may rep the unattainable image of perfection anc body type. Her appearance in a dream may indicate a poor self-image or an addiction to perfection.... barbie doll dream meaning

Interior Design

Remodeling your home in a dream may point to deep psychological work and attitude changes that are in progress. Thus, intenor design work represents planning by bnngmg in new ideas about yourself that may change your self- concept.... interior design dream meaning

Darning

Mending socks or other hosiery is a prediction of making a new and valuable friend.... darning dream meaning

Disputes

This dream portends that you will overcome the obstacles that seem to be hindering your progress.... disputes dream meaning

Dance Class

A dance class in your dream implies the imminent release from a discouraging emotional situation. It suggests rapid growth based on prior personal development and inner fortitude, in other words, you may be about to reap the harvest of seeds sown in the past.

To dream that you are watching a dance class in progress can indicate movement into a pleasurable period of creativity. Dreaming that you are late for a dance class belies an unconscious fear that life may be passing you by.... dance class dream meaning

Deadline

To dream of a deadline suggests a feeling of pressure to perform; it indicates an unhealthy attitude to your work or job. Difficulty meeting a deadline within a dream shows an unconscious desire to be free. Obvious deadlines, met with ease, indicate the ability to find emotional freedom from the pressures of work thus allowing you to continue in your job whilst maintaining balance in your personal life.... deadline dream meaning

Dislike

This dream depends upon the circumstances.

If you dream that someone does not like you, and that you are worried, it is a bad omen. If, however, you do not appear to be upset at all, then your difficulties will be overcome.... dislike dream meaning

Dismiss

To dream of being Dismissed from a business position presages a rise in position.... dismiss dream meaning

Distrust

To dream that you doubt some person is a bad omen; it is just as serious if someone else Distrusts you.... distrust dream meaning

Drenched

An unfortunate dream, presaging danger of fever for you or someone near to you.... drenched dream meaning

Disagree

Dreams about disagreeing signify your own internal struggle regarding your conflicting needs. See Fight.... disagree dream meaning

Divine

Dreams of something or someone that is divine symbolize being of the spirit, and perhaps able to see the future. You are tapping into your infinite source, supply, and consciousness, seeing beyond your fear and limited views. See Prophetic Dreams or Precognitive Dreams.... divine dream meaning

Download

Dreams of downloading software or information represent that you are tapping into quantum consciousness. This dream is showing you how quickly and easily information can transmit into the database of your mind. Consider the content of what you are downloading. This dream can also reflect that which you are venting and releasing.... download dream meaning

Dracula

See Vampire and Addiction.... dracula dream meaning

Draw

Dreams of drawing symbolize that you are coming to realize your ability to have a vision, make a plan, and create your life. See Design and Art.... draw dream meaning

Drive-through

Dreams of a drive through restaurant represent convenience, expeditiousness, and that you are having a quantity vs. quality experience, a desire for instant gratification without nutrition. Fast food can represent that you are feeding yourself energy that if consumed over a long period of time could have diminishing returns for your body and your body of affairs.... drive-through dream meaning

Drug

Dreams of drugs represent a desire for a -destructive vacation from reality to escape your mental, emotional or physical pain. Keep in mind that you can’t heal what you can’t feel, and your dream is helping you to address your unhealthy tendencies so that you can make a change. See AA.... drug dream meaning

Dunce

Dreams of a dunce cap symbolize feelings of shame and embarrassment for not knowing something that was expected of you. Perhaps you’ve been playing dumb as a survival mechanism. This dream is a sign that you are not living up to your true potential.... dunce dream meaning

Lap Dance

If you dream that you are the one receiving the lap dance, then this denotes power, money, sex and control.

If you dream that you are the one giving the lap dance, then this is about getting and wanting power and control in a sexual way. See Stripper and Prostitute.... lap dance dream meaning

Lucid Dreams

Being conscious during the dream state represents a high level of mastery. You are realizing your ability to powerfully orchestrate your life that will help you achieve clarity and empowerment in your life.... lucid dreams dream meaning

Metal Detector

Dreams of a metal detector either symbolize that you are looking for treasure or looking for fault. You may be feeling cynical as you look for a hidden agenda and/or feeling on the defensive, wanting to see with the X-ray eyes. Perhaps you are testing your metal to detect how solid you really are.... metal detector dream meaning

Precognitive Dreams

See Types of Dreams (Introduction.)... precognitive dreams dream meaning

Tape Deck

See Tape and Computer.... tape deck dream meaning

Dare

See risk... dare dream meaning

Dimples

Noticing dimples on anyone in a dream signifies passing love affairs. Don’t take any declarations of undying devotion seriously after this dream, however much you may fancy your current attachment.... dimples dream meaning

Doorknob

If your dream strongly features a doorknob, this symbolizes your opportunities and expectations, both positive and negative. You may be seeking assistance and/or spiritual guidance with a particular situation.... doorknob dream meaning

Dots

Seeing dots in a dream is an omen of new opportunities.

To understand the full meaning, other elements of the dream must be coordinated, such as what the spots were on (if anything), their color, etc.... dots dream meaning

Dreadlocks

To dream that you have dreadlocks, indicates that you are thinking long and carefully before making some decision. You may be stuck in your quest for the right answer.... dreadlocks dream meaning

Dusting

To dream that you are dusting, symbolizes that you are clearing out your past mistakes and starting fresh.... dusting dream meaning

Scuba Diving

To dream of scuba diving in clear water, signifies an end to an embarrassing situation. Although you may experience some temporary setbacks, things will surely look up. This dream can also mean that you are trying to get to the bottom of a current situation.

If you can’t see ahead of you while you are diving, you will suffer anxiety from an unsatisfying friendship.... scuba diving dream meaning

Dial

Use of a telephone dial predicts the repayment of a loan you have written off or a small gain from a forgotten investment.

A watch, clock, or instrument dial indicates a need to check on the safety of your savings and/or investments; this is especially urgent if the dial or dials were either cracked or broken.... dial dream meaning

Dumplings

Making or eating these tasty morsels in your dream augurs a release from anxiety; if they were made of po- tato, you will suddenly get cooperation where you have previously encount- ered opposition. See also Eating, Food, Cooking, etc.... dumplings dream meaning

Revolving Door

A dream featuring a swinging door is telling you that the rut in which you are traveling is leading you nowhere; marshal your assets and consider a new start, or if that isn’t practicable try to rechannel your efforts within your present situation.... revolving door dream meaning

Deserted Place

You are dreaming of unmet needs and the consequences of past choices that have not served you. Human beings are social animals. We have lived in community with one another since our arrival on the planet. To find yourself in a place that is deserted and devoid of the presence of other human beings would leave you helpless in many ways.

The severity of this vulnerability would depend greatly on where you were, what resources you had access to, as well as your own fortitude and courage. Even in the best of circumstances, your very survival would be at risk; hence, the primary symbolic meaning of this symbol is connected to risk and death. While loneliness might be thought of as the underlying emotional content of such an event, it is the absence of human resources that carries the interpretable weight of this symbol. Even if you found the absence of other people comforting, this meaning still applies. You may want to consider how relying on others for getting your needs met may be the root cause of the anxiety that sparked this dream.... deserted place dream meaning

Childhood Dreams

The following dreams are typical of childhood and mirror the stresses, experiences and questions associated with this stage in life. It is possible, however, to have one of these dreams at any stage in your life. See also STAGES OF LIFE.... childhood dreams dream meaning

Life-and-death Struggle

Life-and-death struggles are common in dreams, but in some cases these dreams end with a struggle to avoid catastrophe. These are the sorts of dream in which almost every stranger turns out to be an enemy. Even the landscape of these dreams is laden with death traps, sharp ravines, wild fires, dangerous animals and so on.

If you have this kind of dream, the chances are you are fighting for survival in some aspect of your waking life. On the other hand, you may be the kind of person who makes ordinary choices and decisions as if their survival were at stake. For example, small disappointments or minor upsets send you into meltdown and you are frequently dissatisfied if some invisible inner standard has not been met.

If you are prone to life-and-death dreams, your unconscious is urging you to find a kind of security that cannot be lost. In other words, you need to look at things that are intangible and reside in your spirit and in your emotions, because everything else—since it is out of your control—is at risk. You need to develop greater flexibility and tolerance, and by so doing you can find contentment and peace.

If your life-and-death battle involves a war scene, the emphasis shifts.

Despite war’s disturbing and destructive nature, it can sometimes be represented as a cleansing process that represents a victory of good over evil. However, in dreams war is generally regarded as a warning that dangerous times lie ahead, as well as indicating inner conflicts and deep-seated grievances. An important aid for interpreting dreams of warfare is to remember whether you were on the winning or losing side.

If you were on the winning side, this suggests you are on the right track.

If you were on the losing side, what can you learn from the tactics of the winning side? Surprisingly, to dream that you are wounded in battle denotes that you have finally been accepted by your peers.... life-and-death struggle dream meaning

Discovering

Discovering something in real life (such as a situation, an opportunity, or the truth).

An imagined, desired, or feared discovery.

An insight that occurred to you during the dream.

Discovering an item you lost can represent regaining something you’ve lost in real life, such as a relationship, happiness, or a source of income (or a desire for or fear of regaining something).

See also: Searching; New; Surprise; Treasure; Opening; Digging; Exposed (Object)... discovering dream meaning

Darkroom

1. Developing vision; 1. Matt. 10:36; 1 Cor. 4:5.... darkroom dream meaning

Next Door

1. Neighbour;

John 4:46... next door dream meaning

Dreaming

1. Instruction from God;

2. Revelation of God

3. Dream within a dream; Gen. 40:8; 20 3; 28:11-22; 37:5-10; Matt. 1:20; 27:13; 19; Judges 7:13-15.... dreaming dream meaning

Lucid Dreaming

A lucid dream is simply one in which you realize that you are dreaming. In one form or another, lucid dreaming has been practiced with great seriousness in certain religious and philosophical traditions. Tibetan Buddhism, in particular, has an ancient discipline of meditative techniques designed to encourage not just lucid dreaming, but a continuously unbroken state of consciousness whilst both sleeping and awake.

Lucid dreaming can be incredibly exciting and rewarding.

If you are aware that you’re dreaming, you can do things that are impossible in waking life, such as flying, becoming invisible, or traveling to distant times or places. But on a more practical note, interacting with dream characters in a lucid state can help you interpret the meanings of your dreams. Lucid dreams can also help you find creative solutions to problems, work through difficult emotional issues, and promote physical and mental healing. Many people believe lucid dreaming is a path to, or at least a necessary step towards, a form of enlightenment

A researcher named Hervey de Saint-Denys introduced the notion of lucid dreaming to the Western world in his 1867 book Dreams and How to Guide Them. But the term lucid dream itself was coined by Frederik Willems Van Eeden in his 1913 paper ’A Study of Dreams’.

The best-known modern figure in lucid dreaming is Stephen LaBerge, a professor at Stanford University. For nearly three decades, LaBerge has been studying lucid dreaming in a laboratory setting, and he proved that subjects can be taught to dream lucidly, using a technique he calls Mnemonic Induction of Lucid Dreams (MILD).

To use this technique, you form a habit in waking life of asking yourself, ’Am I dreaming or awake?’ every time you encounter some common stimulus. Sooner or later, you’ll encounter the same thing in a dream, and if you ask the question while dreaming, you’ll probably figure out that you’re really asleep. Other methods include exercises performed right before going to sleep to focus one’s attention on having lucid dreams, meditating on certain symbols or sounds, and listening to specially designed audio recordings whilst falling asleep.

With lucid dreaming it may be possible to intentionally access the creativity of the dream state to help solve problems in your waking life. Before bed, decide on a problem you would like to solve. Frame your problem in the form of a question. For example, ’What is the topic of my next book?’ or ’How can I become less shy?’ If you have an illness, you might consider the problem, ’How can I regain my health?’ Once you have selected a problem question, write it down and memorize it; keep going over it in your mind before you go sleep. Visualize yourself looking for the answer in your dreams and then, if you fall asleep and become aware that you are dreaming, explore your dream world with your question in mind. Look for any clues that might suggest an answer. This includes seeking out advice from other characters or experts in your dreams.

Regardless of the details of one’s approach, anyone who tries to practice lucid dreaming will end up wondering, on increasingly regular occasions, ’Is this real? Could I be dreaming?’ This is what so many people find fascinating about the notion of lucid dreams: if dream reality is as convincing as waking reality, how do we really know that waking reality is not itself a kind of dream and dreams a kind of reality?... lucid dreaming dream meaning

Damnation

Your dreaming mind may at times employ sinister symbolism to address what it perceives to be the darker side of human nature. It has a wealth of material to call upon from both religion and mythology. There may be imps from hell to drag you into a fiery torment, demons of plague and pestilence, Beelzebub the ‘Lord of the Flies’, Asmodeus the demon of anger and lust, and a host of other demons, fiends and evil spirits in the form of toads, serpents, hobgoblins and elves. Each represents darker aspects of your own nature, perhaps a fear of the unknown that is not expressed in waking life, perhaps your frustrated desires and loss of control. Dreams of the devil himself (or modern representations of evil such as Darth Vader from Star Wars or Lord Voldemort from the Harry Potter books) may be seen as a representation of your dark, unconscious and baser urges. For Jungians, such a figure would be the ultimate shadow archetype. Devil dreams tend to occur when people are breaking with tradition in some way. They may also be related to evil or negative influences within yourself, possibly linking to a recent or impending decision or action of yours in waking life. See also Devil entry in RELIGION.

Monsters may present, in hideous form, untamed impulses that fill you with disgust and loathing. By giving these impulses a monstrous rather than a human form, you can evade personal responsibility for them. Many dreamers report feelings of a great weight on their chest and a sense of great evil.

Sometimes the dreamer sees a figure who is sexually rapacious. These figures are known as incubi and succubi and they are demons in the form of imps.

They were often included in paintings in the medieval period and symbolize the uncontrolled world of dreams and desire.

If you are able to kill your dream demon or evil spirit, this may help you resolve your innermost fears in waking life. See also NIGHTMARES; SPIRITS AND GHOSTS.... damnation dream meaning

Daughter-in-law

To dream of your daughter-in-law, indicates some unusual occurence{sic} will add to happiness, or disquiet, according as she is pleasant or unreasonable. ... daughter-in-law dream meaning

Docks

To dream of being on docks, denotes that you are about to make an unpropitious journey. Accidents will threaten you.

If you are there, wandering alone, and darkness overtakes you, you will meet with deadly enemies, but if the sun be shining, you will escape threatening dangers. ... docks dream meaning

Door Bell

To dream you hear or ring a door bell, foretells unexpected tidings, or a hasty summons to business, or the bedtide of a sick relative. ... door bell dream meaning

Dram-drinking

To be given to dram-drinking in your dreams, omens ill-natured rivalry and contention for small possession.

To think you have quit dram-drinking, or find that others have done so, shows that you will rise above present estate and rejoice in prosperity. ... dram-drinking dream meaning

Draw-knife

To see or use a draw-knife, portends unfulfiled hopes or desires. Some fair prospect will loom before you, only to go down in mistake and disappointment. ... draw-knife dream meaning

Drouth

This is-an evil dream, denoting warring disputes between nations, and much bloodshed therefrom. Shipwrecks and land disasters will occur, and families will quarrel and separate; sickness will work damage also. Your affairs will go awry, as well. ... drouth dream meaning

Dulcimer

To dream of a dulcimer, denotes that the highest wishes in life will be attained by exalted qualities of mind.

To women, this is significant of a life free from those petty jealousies which usually make women unhappy. ... dulcimer dream meaning

Hair-dresser

Should you visit a hair-dresser in your dreams, you will be connected with a sensation caused by the indiscretion of a good looking woman.

To a woman, this dream means a family disturbance and well merited censures.

For a woman to dream of having her hair colored, she will narrowly escape the scorn of society, as enemies will seek to blight her reputation.

To have her hair dressed, denotes that she will run after frivolous things, and use any means to bend people to her wishes.... hair-dresser dream meaning

Lap-dog

To dream of a lap-dog, foretells you will be succored by friends in some approaching dilemma If it be thin and ill-looking, there will be distressing occurrences to detract from your prospects. ... lap-dog dream meaning

Mill-dam

To dream that you see clear water pouring over a mill-dam, foretells pleasant enterprises, either of a business or social nature.

If the water is muddy or impure, you will meet with losses, and troubles will arise where pleasure was anticipated.

If the dam is dry, your business will assume shrunken proportions.... mill-dam dream meaning

Stage Driver

To dream of a stage driver, signifies you will go on a strange journey in quest of fortune and happiness. ... stage driver dream meaning

Cough Drop

Gives relief from words that were painful to swallow... cough drop dream meaning

Dacey, Dacia

Honorable, enlightened... dacey, dacia dream meaning

Dachshund

One whose endurance and humble dedication exceed the limitations of their abilities; see “dog”... dachshund dream meaning

Daddy

An authoritative figure... daddy dream meaning

Daddy Longlegs

A relative who intends to do an evil work against the innocent... daddy longlegs dream meaning

Dagan

Understanding spirit... dagan dream meaning

Dagmar

Glorious day of enlightenment... dagmar dream meaning

Dainty

Literal... dainty dream meaning

Dalbert

Brilliant one... dalbert dream meaning

Dale

Peaceful one whose faith is higher than their valley... dale dream meaning

Dalinda

See “david” and “linda”... dalinda dream meaning

Dallas

Peaceful, gentle spirit... dallas dream meaning

Dalmatian

A good person, but not without flaws; research colors and see “animals”... dalmatian dream meaning

Dalton

Peaceful, calm, serene spirit... dalton dream meaning

Daly

Enlightened counselor... daly dream meaning

Damita

Noble, gracious lady... damita dream meaning

Damon, Damian

Steadfast, filled with faith... damon, damian dream meaning

Damp

Something that one has started to take care of, but it is still unfinished... damp dream meaning

Dana, Danna

Spiritually enlightened, gracious... dana, danna dream meaning

Dangling Earrings

To hear the truth and believe, but start to doubt again; see “waver”... dangling earrings dream meaning

Daniel, Dan

Spiritual discernment, wise judgment... daniel, dan dream meaning

Danielle

See “daniel”... danielle dream meaning

Daphne

Victorious, honorable... daphne dream meaning

Dara

Pearl of great wisdom and understanding... dara dream meaning

Darby

Freedom of spirit... darby dream meaning

Darcie, Darcy

Courageous, strong spirit... darcie, darcy dream meaning

Daria

Royal nobility, prosperous... daria dream meaning

Darius

Prosperous... darius dream meaning

Darlene, Darla

Beloved one, blessed... darlene, darla dream meaning

Darrell, Daryl

See “darlene”... darrell, daryl dream meaning

Darren

Greatly esteemed... darren dream meaning

Darrick, Derek

Chosen ruler... darrick, derek dream meaning

Dashboard

Depicts the guiding control in a given situation; research details, i.E. Color, material, flaws, etc.; See “automobile”... dashboard dream meaning

David, Davida

Spiritual love... david, davida dream meaning

Davina, Davis

See “david”... davina, davis dream meaning

Davy

See “david”... davy dream meaning

Day-dream

Revealing the substance of hope and faith that sustains one’s spirit until fulfillment; see “dreaming”... day-dream dream meaning

Daze

İmplies a need for evaluation... daze dream meaning

Dead Bolt

One is never to go back into whatever is behind that lock, for it is dead to them... dead bolt dream meaning

Dead Letter Drop

A message that falls on dead ears... dead letter drop dream meaning

Dean

Official, abundant supplier... dean dream meaning

Deanna, Dee

Divine grace, compassionate... deanna, dee dream meaning

Debit

A reminder of importance... debit dream meaning

Deborah

Leadership, worker, divinely inspired... deborah dream meaning

Debug

Eliminating aggravating circumstances involving worrisome people; see “bug”... debug dream meaning

Debutant

Literal socialite... debutant dream meaning

Decal

A label given as identification... decal dream meaning

Decanter

A glass decanter shows enlightenment; research the contents; see “glass”... decanter dream meaning

Decapitate

Removing one’s authoritative control... decapitate dream meaning

Deceived

A warning to prevent or expose deception... deceived dream meaning

Decelerate

Advising one to literally slow down... decelerate dream meaning

Declaration

The declaration is negative or positive, according to who gave it, friend or foe; research details... declaration dream meaning

Decline

Foreknowledge is to give one time to reconsider their options... decline dream meaning

Decode

Hidden information may be literally brought to light in a dream... decode dream meaning

Decomposed

A warning to avert the situation, because it has or will come to nothing... decomposed dream meaning

Decoration Day

Revealing a need to show honor and respect to someone while they are still alive... decoration day dream meaning

Decrease

Literal information... decrease dream meaning

Dedication

Literal, though it may be formal or informal... dedication dream meaning

Deduction

The amount may be figurative; research details... deduction dream meaning

Deface

Warning one to take precautions for protection... deface dream meaning

Defamed

A warning to avert circumstances involving the disgrace... defamed dream meaning

Default

Foreknowledge to lessen or avert the consequences... default dream meaning

Defect

Revealing whatever is lacking for the purpose of perfecting... defect dream meaning

Deficient

Revealed in order to research and supply whatever is lacking... deficient dream meaning

Defied

Revealed in order to meet the challenge... defied dream meaning

Defiled

A warning given in order to avert the situation... defiled dream meaning

Define

Anything defined in a dream should be researched and taken seriously... define dream meaning

Defrost

Eliminating the cold, hard circumstances from a situation that was put on hold... defrost dream meaning

Degraded

Revealed to lessen or avert the degradation... degraded dream meaning

Degree

Acknowledgement that a degree is eminent, whether formal or informal... degree dream meaning

Dehumidifier

That which quenches the holy spirit; see “water”... dehumidifier dream meaning

Dehydrated

Revealing a need for spiritual help; see “water”... dehydrated dream meaning

Deirdre

Seeker of wisdom and truth... deirdre dream meaning

Dejected

Literal; see “rejected”... dejected dream meaning

Delbert

New and enlightened beginning... delbert dream meaning

Delete

Literal instruction... delete dream meaning

Delia

See “delicia”... delia dream meaning

Delicia

Delightful, joyful spirit... delicia dream meaning

Deliberate

Literal, in case there is any doubt... deliberate dream meaning

Delicacies

Revealed to consider the motive before indulging and later regretting... delicacies dream meaning

Delicious

Enjoyable to one’s spirit; see “food”... delicious dream meaning

Delightful

Revealed to encourage... delightful dream meaning

Delinquent

A warning... delinquent dream meaning

Della

See “delicia”... della dream meaning

Delores

Compassionate... delores dream meaning

Delphine

Graceful, trusting spirit... delphine dream meaning

Demands

Revealed to prepare one to meet or delete the demanding situation... demands dream meaning

Demean

Revealed to avoid... demean dream meaning

Demerit

A warning to change one’s pattern of behavior... demerit dream meaning

Demetria

Abundantly fruitful... demetria dream meaning

Demolished

A warning... demolished dream meaning

Demoted

Foreknowledge may provide the opportunity to reverse the negative... demoted dream meaning

Dempsey

Highly esteemed... dempsey dream meaning

Denise, Deni

See “dennis”... denise, deni dream meaning

Dennis, Denis

Favored one... dennis, denis dream meaning

Denomination

Names may be figurative, i.E. First assembly refers to one’s “first” time to assemble... denomination dream meaning

Dense

Overwhelming, whether by physical increase or by mental decrease; research object of density... dense dream meaning

Dent

A flaw caused by a sudden blow or pressure, indicating a need for relief; research whatever is dented; see “flaw”... dent dream meaning

Denton, Denny

One whose faith is higher than their valleys... denton, denny dream meaning

Deny

Revealing the truth and consequences of one’s reply to an accusation... deny dream meaning

Dependable

Knowledge to prevent one from depending on the unreliable... dependable dream meaning

Dependency

Acknowledgement of dependence is also assurance of deliverance, if sought; see “loose”... dependency dream meaning

Deplorable

Revealed to avert... deplorable dream meaning

Deployed

Appropriately positioned for spiritual warfare is assurance of victory... deployed dream meaning

Deport

A literal deportation... deport dream meaning

Depot

A secure place for reception and forwarding transitions... depot dream meaning

Deprived

Revealed in order that one may take a preventive course of action... deprived dream meaning

Derail

Trying to throw one off track; a bad influence... derail dream meaning

Dermatologist

One who helps only with surface problems and appearances... dermatologist dream meaning

Derward

Guardian, trustworthy companion... derward dream meaning

Derwin

Beloved friend and companion... derwin dream meaning

Description

Because descriptions are often figurative, they need to be researched for clarity... description dream meaning

Desecrate

Warning one of a literal act; if the object of desecration is figurative, research it... desecrate dream meaning

Deserving

Brought to one’s attention because they are worthy of recognition... deserving dream meaning

Desiree

One sought after... desiree dream meaning

Designate

That which is designated in a dream is literal, but the timing may be elusive... designate dream meaning

Designs

Original, creative designs are revealed, as well as the traditional... designs dream meaning

Desmona

One who desires wisdom and truth... desmona dream meaning

Desmond

Starting anew... desmond dream meaning

Desolate

Revealed to remind one of the neglected... desolate dream meaning

Despised

To avert the distasteful attributes... despised dream meaning

Deteriorated

Problems that gradually built-up to a serious condition... deteriorated dream meaning

Determined

Showing one’s seriousness is genuine... determined dream meaning

Deva

Blessed... deva dream meaning

Devalue

Revealed to prevent undesirable reduction... devalue dream meaning

Developing

Assurance of advancing development... developing dream meaning

Devin

Divinely inspired... devin dream meaning

Devoted

Assurance of the trustworthy... devoted dream meaning

Devotional

Sincere devotion... devotional dream meaning

Devout

Acknowledging the absolute in case of any doubt... devout dream meaning

Dewey

Beloved , divinely inspired... dewey dream meaning

Dexter

İndustrious, skillful worker... dexter dream meaning

Diana, Dyana

Divine grace, love... diana, dyana dream meaning

Dianne

See “diana”... dianne dream meaning

Dillon

Faithful, devoted one... dillon dream meaning

Dinah

Spiritually discerning, divine one... dinah dream meaning

Dirk

Discerning leader... dirk dream meaning

Dixie

From the south... dixie dream meaning

Dixon

Powerful, prosperous ruler... dixon dream meaning

Diagnosis

Requires confirmation from one’s physician, literally; otherwise, research the figurative definition... diagnosis dream meaning

Dialing

Trying to communicate; if unsuccessful, it shows a feeling of desperation and a need for help... dialing dream meaning

Dialogue

Trustworthy; the true intents of the heart are not hidden in a dream... dialogue dream meaning

Dignified

Literal dignity, unless pride is displayed; see “pride”... dignified dream meaning

Dilapidated

See “desolate”... dilapidated dream meaning

Dilated

İndicating a magnified interest, i.E. Eyes that see too much or ears that hear too much... dilated dream meaning

Dilemma

A warning to avert the situation... dilemma dream meaning

Dill Pickle

A sour personality... dill pickle dream meaning

Diluted

Adding water is spiritually blessing; see “water”... diluted dream meaning

Diminishing

Knowledge revealed to avert lessening... diminishing dream meaning

Dint

See “dent”... dint dream meaning

Dirt Dabber

One who spreads malicious gossip... dirt dabber dream meaning

Disagreement

Revealing the problem gives one a chance to prepare for the solution... disagreement dream meaning

Disbar

To remove one’s controlling power or influence... disbar dream meaning

Discount

A discount will be given in some form; research details; see “coupon”... discount dream meaning

Disinfectant

Removes spiritual impurities... disinfectant dream meaning

Disinterested

Revealed to prevent one from wasting their time... disinterested dream meaning

Dismantle

İmplies that it will no longer be used; research item... dismantle dream meaning

Dispatched

A warning... dispatched dream meaning

Display

Made evident for a purpose; research items on display... display dream meaning

Disposal

Literal information concerning the dispose of authority... disposal dream meaning

Dissuade

Advice to help advise... dissuade dream meaning

Distaste

A dislike of words or deeds; see “food”... distaste dream meaning

Distemper

An abnormally bad tempered person; see “dog”... distemper dream meaning

Distorted

See “disfigured”... distorted dream meaning

Distressed

Revealed to lessen or avert the distressful situation... distressed dream meaning

Distribution

A literal distribution, though that which is distributed may be figurative; research accordingly... distribution dream meaning

District

Distinguishing characteristics can prioritize, i.E.

A business district points to a business need... district dream meaning

Disturbance

A warning to lessen or avert the situation... disturbance dream meaning

Divided

Literal division; research details... divided dream meaning

Dodge

İnstructive advice to evade an unpleasant situation... dodge dream meaning

Dolan

Enduring adventurer... dolan dream meaning

Dollars

Monetary, but the number may be figurative; research... dollars dream meaning

Dominic

Divinely set apart for god... dominic dream meaning

Dominique

See “dominic”... dominique dream meaning

Donald, Don

World mighty, most courageous, ruler over all, father of greatness... donald, don dream meaning

Donalda

See “don”... donalda dream meaning

Donata

Beloved gift of god... donata dream meaning

Donato

Devoted man of god... donato dream meaning

Donna

Gracious, honorable, refined... donna dream meaning

Donovan

Delightfully refreshing spirit... donovan dream meaning

Door Prize

An exceptionally desirable reward will be behind that “door of opportunity”... door prize dream meaning

Dora

Favored one... dora dream meaning

Dorcas

Filled with joyful grace... dorcas dream meaning

Dore

Favored one... dore dream meaning

Doria

See “doris”... doria dream meaning

Dorian

Bountifully blessed, benevolent... dorian dream meaning

Dorinda

See “dorian”... dorinda dream meaning

Doris, Dorice

Bountifully blessed, benevolent... doris, dorice dream meaning

Dorm

A temporary place to sleep without total privacy, i.E. School, hospital visitor’s quarters, etc.... dorm dream meaning

Dorothea

Blessed gift of god... dorothea dream meaning

Dorothy

See “dorothea”... dorothy dream meaning

Dosage

Sometimes corrected in a dream, but must be confirmed... dosage dream meaning

Dot

See “flaw”... dot dream meaning

Double-minded

Trying to live two ways and not fully convinced of either; see “hypocrite”... double-minded dream meaning

Douglas, Doug

Victorious over adversity... douglas, doug dream meaning

Doyle

From afar, divinely led from adversity to a new spiritual beginning... doyle dream meaning

Dozen

The number that symbolizes a perfect purpose... dozen dream meaning

Drafted

An involuntary selection; not restricted to military... drafted dream meaning

Drew

Wise, esteemed one... drew dream meaning

Dribble

Not fully applying one’s self; see “game”... dribble dream meaning

Drift-wood

Evidence of dead works that have taken on the character of a drifter without roots or direction... drift-wood dream meaning

Drifter

Unstable, without roots; may be substituted for one of like character... drifter dream meaning

Dripping

Nagging continuously... dripping dream meaning

Drizzle

Minute amounts of continuous blessings... drizzle dream meaning

Droop

Sick in heart or body; humbled by oppression; see “posture”... droop dream meaning

Dropped

Voided; a mistake which caused failure of purpose... dropped dream meaning

Drowsy

See “doze”... drowsy dream meaning

Dryden

Enduring spirit... dryden dream meaning

Dual

A dual nature; not being single-minded; see “waver”... dual dream meaning

Duana

Sweet, gracious; see “dwayne”... duana dream meaning

Duane

See “dwayne”... duane dream meaning

Dub

Characterizing one’s personality or reputation by giving them a distinctive nickname... dub dream meaning

Dudley

Peaceful, kind-hearted... dudley dream meaning

Due

A literal reminder... due dream meaning

Dulcie

See “dulcinea”... dulcie dream meaning

Dulcinea

Sweet, enlightened by grace... dulcinea dream meaning

Dull

Revealing the need to be sharp... dull dream meaning

Duncan

Steadfast, faithful... duncan dream meaning

Dunce-hat

İmplying someone did something mischievous; see “hat”... dunce-hat dream meaning

Dune

A place of spiritual desolation without any foundation or security... dune dream meaning

Dungarees

Worn when working for pleasure, under enjoyable circumstances... dungarees dream meaning

Dunk Shot

Making a positive move of advancement; see “game”... dunk shot dream meaning

Dunstan, Dustin

Brave, victorious... dunstan, dustin dream meaning

Duplex

A divided life... duplex dream meaning

Durant, Durand

Faithful, enduring overcome... durant, durand dream meaning

Durward

See “derward”... durward dream meaning

Dwayne

Harmonious, diligent worker, transformed heart... dwayne dream meaning

Dwight

Fair... dwight dream meaning

Dyed

A false appearance; research the color; if bleached, see “bleached”... dyed dream meaning

Dylan

Wayfarer of the sea, steadfast, courageous... dylan dream meaning

Hound Dog

A dogmatic person who “hounds” others... hound dog dream meaning

May Day

A time of help for those long-awaited needs... may day dream meaning

Prima Donna

One who dramatizes excessively... prima donna dream meaning

Richard, Rick, Dick

Powerful ruler, prosperous; may be used as a substitute for the prefix “rich”... richard, rick, dick dream meaning

Safe-deposit Box

A safe place; see “safe”... safe-deposit box dream meaning

Scantily Dressed

Vulnerable and unprotected... scantily dressed dream meaning

Screen Door

Sorts out undesirable people from entering one’s life... screen door dream meaning

Serial Dreams

An unresolved problem or an incomplete event of destiny; when resolved, the dreams will cease... serial dreams dream meaning

Slave-driver

One who profits from the suffering and deprivation of others under their control... slave-driver dream meaning

Sun-dial

Divine wisdom and it’s perfect timing... sun-dial dream meaning

Watch-dog

Someone who is dogmatic about keeping watch over someone or something; see “animals”... watch-dog dream meaning

Carpe Diem

Seize the day; focus on one’s life. ... carpe diem dream meaning

Damned

1. Feelings of being trapped, often self-imposed.

2. Feel­ings of persecution.

3. Extreme annoyance or irritation. ... damned dream meaning

Date (social Engagement)

1. A desire for self-awareness.

2. Social anxieties. ... date (social engagement) dream meaning

Detonate

1. Conflict in the offing.

2. Repressed anger or rage.

3. Feel­ings that a situation or relationship is being manipulated. ... detonate dream meaning

Disfigurement

1. Injured personality.

2. Inner happiness and con­tentment. ... disfigurement dream meaning

Dragonfly

1. Changes in the offing.

2. Some aspect of life or situa­tion may have elements of fantasy, illusion.

3. News comes from far away; a messenger. ... dragonfly dream meaning

Dropping

1. Letting go of unnecessary things, possibly past experi­ences or unhelpful attitudes.

2. Clumsiness, perhaps in relation­ships.

3. Projects or responsibilities are slipping away (as in “to drop the ball”). ... dropping dream meaning

Dump (landfill, Garbage Dump)

1. A need or desire to let go of un­helpful emotions, burdens.

2. Sadness, perhaps depression (as in “down in the dumps”). ... dump (landfill, garbage dump) dream meaning

Dumped (rejection In A Relationship)

1. Fear of rejection.

2. Feelings of alienation, social awkwardness, low self-esteem.

3. Extreme fear of rejection (to “dump” someone). ... dumped (rejection in a relationship) dream meaning

Eckerd (drugstore)

Concern about health. ... eckerd (drugstore) dream meaning

Implements (tools, Damaged)

1. One is working with tools, ideas or people that are inferior.

2. Frustration in thinking that goals will be difficult or impossible to attain. ... implements (tools, damaged) dream meaning

Inn (broken Down Or Dilapidated)

1. Unhappy or unrewarding journey or situation.

2. Need to continue or strive for new situa­tion or places. ... inn (broken down or dilapidated) dream meaning

Knocker (door)

1. Asserting ideas or desires.

2. Reaching for help from someone behind the door.

3. Female sexual symbol. ... knocker (door) dream meaning

Moby Dick

Willing to take on any challenge. ... moby dick dream meaning

Parkinson’s Disease

1. Possible illness.

2. A sign of losing control, usually over a situation or relationship (to dream of having parkinson’s disease). ... parkinson’s disease dream meaning

Star Of David

1. An ideal to be reached.

2. A renewed sense of spir­ituality.

3. Respect and regard for the jewish faith. ... star of david dream meaning

Warrant, Death

1. One has done something very wrong.

2. Loved one has done something very wrong. ... warrant, death dream meaning

Accepting From Or Giving To The Deceased Something

Accepting something from the dead is regarded as good while giving him something is regarded as bad.

If a person sees a dead person giving him something of this world it mean he will acquire livelihood from an unimaginable source. And if he sees himself giving a dead person clothes normally worn by living persons and he accepts such clothes and wears them it means he (the giver) has a short life span.... accepting from or giving to the deceased something dream meaning

Accumulating Debts

(See Tripping)... accumulating debts dream meaning

Acknowledging Devotion

Ifone sees himself acknowledging devotion or worship of another human being in a dream, it means enmity with that person. But, if one sees himself confessing his wrongdoing in a dream, it means regaining honor, dignity and true repentance.

To confess a murder in a dream means that one will attain peace, leadership or advancement to a supervisory job.... acknowledging devotion dream meaning

Acquiring The Feathers Or Eggs Of A Ring-dove

If he acquires its feathers or eggs by trapping it, it means he will coin some deceptive methods of trapping a woman.... acquiring the feathers or eggs of a ring-dove dream meaning

African Dances

(See Tap)... african dances dream meaning

Agony Of Death

If one sees himself struggling with death in a dream, it means arguing about his religion, or doubt about God’s revelations. Death rattling in a dream also signifies preparing to take a journey, marriage of an unmarried person, moving from one house to a new one, changing one’s trade or repaying one’s debt, or divorcing one’s wife.

If one sees himself in agony in his deathbed, combating the throes and pangs of death in a dream, it means that he is unjust toward himself or others.

(Also see Death)... agony of death dream meaning

Allergic Disorder

(See Hives)... allergic disorder dream meaning

Ascetic Detachment

(Abstinence; Asceticism) To see one self living an ascetic life in a dream means that one is earnestly seeking to show kindness and love for Ibn Seerin's people and to earn their love.

(Also see Perfume salesman)... ascetic detachment dream meaning

Bank Draft

(See Bill ofexchange)... bank draft dream meaning

Barking Dog

It symblises a person of mean character who will utter unpleasant words.... barking dog dream meaning

Blood Disease

If one is presented in his dream with red unripened dates, then they represent some type of blood disease where the red cells exceed the white cells in number.

(Also see Dates)... blood disease dream meaning

Book Dealer

(See Bookseller)... book dealer dream meaning

Breathing Difficulty

(Asthma) Experiencing breathing difficulties in a dream means boredom, annoyance, weariness or disgust.... breathing difficulty dream meaning

Bridal Dower

(See Dower)... bridal dower dream meaning

Bridge Of The Day Of Judgement

(arb. Sirat) This is the bridge people have to walk on after the Day of Resurrection to meet their Lord on the Day of Judgement.

The ease of crossing it depends on the weight of deeds one is carrying. Some cross like lightening, while others have to carry their burdens and move at varying paste. Walking on it in a dream means ajourney. Ifthe bridge caves under one’s feet in the dream, it means destruction and death. Seeing this bridge in a dream also represents knowledge, truth, believing in God’s oneness and following the teachings and example of God’s Messenger upon whom be peace.

If one’s foot slips while crossing in the dream, it means that he will miss the true path.

If one sees himself walking the path in a dream, it means that he is on the right track, follows what is commanded and abstains from what is forbidden. It also means that one will undergo awesome changes, undertakes major responsibilities and succeeds to reach safety. Ifone’s foot slips in a dream, it also means that he will fall into sin and deviate from the straight path.... bridge of the day of judgement dream meaning

Bunch Of Dates

(Dates) Having a bunch of dates in a dream means savings, family reunion and each bunch of dates represents a member of a clan, or a head of a household.... bunch of dates dream meaning

Camel Driver

In a dream, a camel driver represents a manager, a guide, a sailor, the captain of the ship, travels, or death of a sick person.... camel driver dream meaning

Carriers Of The Divine Throne

Seeing the carriers of the Divine Throne of God Almighty in a dream represents glory, integrity, might, unity, affection, concord and the company of the good ones. Seeing them in a dream confirms one’s true faith, belief and his nearness from the King’s intimate ones.... carriers of the divine throne dream meaning

Carrying The Dead

if a person sees himself carrying a dead person in any manner other than the normal manner of carrying a bier or corpse it means he will carry a burden of haraam wealth. Some interpreters say that the same dream could mean that he is spending his wealth on some pervert.

If a person sees himself as carrying a dead person in a normal way it means he will either obey and follow the ruler of the time or he will take upon himself some of his responsibilities.... carrying the dead dream meaning

Cattle Dealer

In a dream, a cattle dealer represents someone who prefers dealing with rich people, or he could represent the mayor of a town.

A cattle dealer in a dream also represents a hunter or a fisherman.... cattle dealer dream meaning

Ceremonial Dinner

(See Banquet)... ceremonial dinner dream meaning

Closing The Door

If a person sees himself closing the door of his house it means he will divorce his wife.... closing the door dream meaning

Cloud Of Destruction

(Destruction; Disaster; Tornado) Seeing a tornado or a cloud of destruction in a dream is a sign of punishment for disobeying God’s command. Seeing a tornado in a dream also could mean money, a wife, or a servant.... cloud of destruction dream meaning

Conquering Or Dropping A Mountain

If a person sees himself conquering or defeating a mountain (as in a fight), it means he will commit murder.... conquering or dropping a mountain dream meaning

Contraceptive Device

(See Birth control)... contraceptive device dream meaning

Dairyman

In a dream, a dairyman represents knowledge, lawful earnings, guidance and instinct.

(Also see Milk; Milking)... dairyman dream meaning

Dajjal

(arb. See Antichrist)... dajjal dream meaning

Damascus

(See City; Masjid)... damascus dream meaning

Damn

(See Curse)... damn dream meaning

Dampness

(See Dew)... dampness dream meaning

Dancer

(Hoofer; Show; Soft-shoe dancer) A hoofer in a dream represents a man in trouble ifhe dances for himself. Ifso, his parable is like that of seeds pupping on top of a fire.

If a hoofer dances for someone, then the host will be struck by a calamity that will affect both of them.

(Also see Dancing)... dancer dream meaning

Daring

(Feat) Daring in a dream means perseverance and having a strong will. It also could mean making supererogatory offerings to attain nearness to God Almighty. Daring in a dream also represents one’s pursuit to be accepted by the people, either by defending them or by daring to face their enemy.

The same interpretation is given to courage in a dream.

(Also see Boast)... daring dream meaning

Darning Old Cloth

(Patching) Darning an old garment in a dream represents hypocrisy, fawning, adulation, impertinence, or it could mean to manage by, or to suffer from a lasting poverty.... darning old cloth dream meaning

Daniel

(The prophet Daniel, upon whom be peace.) If one sees him in a dream, it means that he will become a great scholar in interpreting the divine revelations.

It is also said, that one who sees him (uwbp) in a dream may become a leader, a minister, acquire extensive knowledge, but yet suffers a painful persecution which he will later defeat. Ifone sees himselfcarrying the prophet Daniel, upon whom be peace, over his shoulders, sitting him beside a wall or talking to him, or if he sees the prophet Daniel talking to him, delivering glad tidings to him or feeding him honey with his own hand, it means that the person in the dream will become a great scholar or a commentator in religious interpretations.... daniel dream meaning

Date Palm

(See Palm tree)... date palm dream meaning

Date Pit

(Core; Pit) Having a date pit in a dream means winning one’s case in a court of justice.... date pit dream meaning

Date Spread

(Jam; Paste; Spread) In a dream, date paste represents a lawful and pleasant wealth which is collected from different sources. Eating date paste in a dream means taking a cure for an illness.

(Also see Dates)... date spread dream meaning

Daughters

(See Worms)... daughters dream meaning

Dauntless

(See Army general)... dauntless dream meaning

Day Of Gathering

(See Intercession Resurrection)... day of gathering dream meaning

Day Of Judgment Or Qiyaamah

To dream of Qiyaamah having approached means that justice will prevail in that place.

The oppressors will be visited with severe punishment fromAllah, for Qiyaamah isreferred to as Youmul-Jazaa and Youmul-Fasi meaningDay of Retribution and Day of Deciding who is liable for punishment and who is worthy of reward. And if the people of that locality are oppressed they will be delivered from their plight.... day of judgment or qiyaamah dream meaning

Day Of Reckoning

(See Accountability; Intercession; Reckoning; Resurrection; Rising of the dead)... day of reckoning dream meaning

Day Of Resurrection

(See Accountability; Intercession; Reckoning; Resurrection; Rising of the dead)... day of resurrection dream meaning

Daylight

(Day) The dawning of the daylight in a dream means relief from pain, distress and sorrow, or it could mean buying a new garment, marriage, having beautiful children, the emergence of truth, unveiling what is hidden, release from prison or the coming home of a traveller.... daylight dream meaning

Dead Person Entering The Home Of A Sick Person

Either his sickness will prolong or he will die soon.... dead person entering the home of a sick person dream meaning

Dealer In Hide And Skin

A wealthy man who earns his wealth through pure and lawful means.... dealer in hide and skin dream meaning

Dearth

(See Famine)... dearth dream meaning

Death By Hanging

In a dream, to see someone or oneself being brought to the gallows to be hung means malice, rejoicing at the misfortune of others, fame or perhaps it could mean rising in station. Consequently, if one’s condition in the dream does not change to worst, then his dream could mean slander or backbiting, unless his retribution is held for a crime he committed in the dream, then the dream means satisfying one’s debts.... death by hanging dream meaning

Death Of A King

In a dream, it means destruction of a town.

(Also see Death)... death of a king dream meaning

Deceiver

(See Con artist; Fraudulent bankruptcy)... deceiver dream meaning

Decency

(See Justice)... decency dream meaning

Declivity

(See Descending)... declivity dream meaning

Deep Frying

(Fryer) In a dream, deep frying signifies evil, adversities, arguments, problems, failing to do one’s prayers, following one’s mind, passion and desires, or backbiting and slandering people.

(Also see Frying)... deep frying dream meaning

Deep Waters

Falling into deep waters and not reaching the bottom of it in a dream means prosperity and wealth, for the world is a deep ocean.

A sudden fall into water in a dream also means joy and money.... deep waters dream meaning

Defamation

(See Backbiting) .L.LU... defamation dream meaning

Defective Saddle, Reins, Harness, Stirrup Etc.

Any defect in any of the above means person’s honour and power will diminish according to the defect.... defective saddle, reins, harness, stirrup etc. dream meaning

Defending Someone’s Honor

In a dream, it means commanding good and forbidding evil, protecting one’s family and giving a good advice to the assailant.... defending someone’s honor dream meaning

Deferment

(Delay; Postponement; Procrastination) Deferment or postponement of fulfilling one’s obligations in a dream means separation and annulment of a contract.

If a woman defers or postpones her marriage in a dream, it means separation from her husband or losing the opportunity to be married or showing preference to remaining unmarried.... deferment dream meaning

Deflation

(See Knitting)... deflation dream meaning

Degradation

(See Descending)... degradation dream meaning

Delivering A Female Issue

If a person sees a daughter born to him it means he will soon find relief from his difficulties and he will receive plentiful sustenance.

The same applies to purchasing a female slave.... delivering a female issue dream meaning

Delivering A Male Issue

If a son is born to hi, it means he will soon be faced with difficulties, hardships and anxiety.

The same applies to buying a male slave.... delivering a male issue dream meaning

Delivering Water

(See Water Carrier)... delivering water dream meaning

Delivery By An Expectant Wife

if a person sees his wife giving birth to a boy whilst she is expecting in real life, she will give birth to a girl. And if she gives birth to a girl, she will deliver a boy.

Breast Feeding : If a person sees himself breast feeding or being breast fed, he will soon be imprisoned and the prison doors will be closed on him for a long time.

And Allah knows best.... delivery by an expectant wife dream meaning

Delouse

(See Hair)... delouse dream meaning

Demanding Employer

(See Milking)... demanding employer dream meaning

Demanding Person

(Ignorant; Obtrusive) It is common among the people of knowledge to describe a demanding person as a stone.

(Also see Darkness)... demanding person dream meaning

Demanding Situation

(See Buyer)... demanding situation dream meaning

Demolishing

(See building; Wrecker)... demolishing dream meaning

Demolishing A House

If a person sees himself demolishing an unknown house, it suggest that all his previous anxieties have been removed and that all his sins and evil doings are revoked. But if the house is known to him, it suggest that he will lose all his worldly possessions due to his evil doings and squandering.

If only a portion of his house is demolished it means he will suffer worldly loss proportionate to how much is demolished.... demolishing a house dream meaning

Demotion

(See Descending)... demotion dream meaning

Dependents

(Children; Family; Household) One’s dependents in a dream represents richness.... dependents dream meaning

Depilatory Agent

(See Shaving)... depilatory agent dream meaning

Deputy

(See Vice-regent)... deputy dream meaning

Derangement

(See Mental derangement)... derangement dream meaning

Descrating The Holy Qur’aan

Tearing or destroying the Holy Qur’aan means he is guilty of negating the Holy Qur’aan. Eating its pages means he is making fun of it; he has no regard for its laws; he treats it with contempt.... descrating the holy qur’aan dream meaning

Desires Fulfilled

If a person dreams that his mission is accomplished and his heart’s desires are fulfilled in the world it means his condition will change completely and he will sustain much loss for Allah Ta’ala says in the Holy Qur’aan: Until in the midst of their enjoyment of our gifts, we called them to account suddenly, when lo, they were plunged in despair.

Likewise, a poet has said; When the mission is accomplished loss becomes a apparent; wait for fall and decline as soon as it is said finished!... desires fulfilled dream meaning

Desisting From Evildoing

Desisting from evildoing in a dream means trusting in God Almighty, turning to Him for one’s needs, and victory over one’s enemy.... desisting from evildoing dream meaning

Desperado

(See Wrecker)... desperado dream meaning

Despise

(See Assault; Bad look)... despise dream meaning

Despondency

(See Despair; Uptight)... despondency dream meaning

Destiny

(See Calamity; God’s will)... destiny dream meaning

Destitution

(See Indigence)... destitution dream meaning

Detached Hand With No Bleeding

If a person sees his hand as detached without any trace of blood if a glad tiding of the observer’s abstinence from sins.

The same is the interpretation if a person sees himself holding his neck with both hand.... detached hand with no bleeding dream meaning

Dhuha

(arb. See Five times prayers)... dhuha dream meaning

Dialogue With The Earth

To see the earth speaking to a person indicates that he will acquire such prosperity that will cause people to be amazed and astonished.

The same interpretation is given when such a thing is seen speaking to a person which does not possess the faculty of speech.... dialogue with the earth dream meaning

Diaphragm

(See Birth control)... diaphragm dream meaning

Dig Up A Grave

(See Digging a grave; Exhume; Grave)... dig up a grave dream meaning

Digesting Food

In a dream, digesting one’s food means steadfastness and assiduousness in one’s profession, liveliness and vivacity. Digesting one’s food in a dream also signifies safety and protection against fear.

(Also see Food)... digesting food dream meaning

Digging A Hole In The Mountain

If a person sees himself breaking into the mountain (just as a thief breaks into a house) or digging into the mountain, it means he is guilty of deceiving someone.... digging a hole in the mountain dream meaning

Digging A Well

If a person dreams that he wants to dig a well but is unable to do so it means he will need to toil very hard for his livelihood but will earn very little.... digging a well dream meaning

Digging One’s Own Grave

Seeing oneself digging one’s own grave means one will build for oneself a house in that town or place.... digging one’s own grave dream meaning

Digging The Earth

If someone sees himself digging the earth and eating the soil, it means he will acquire wealth by cheating and deceiving people.... digging the earth dream meaning

Digging The Grave Of A Dead Person

If a person sees himself digging the grave of a dead person who is known to him it means he will follow in his footsteps in worldly as well as religious matters.

If he is unknown to him, he will pursue a matter wherein he will not succeed.... digging the grave of a dead person dream meaning

Digging Up The Past

(Affront; Attract attention; Criticize; Excavate; Probe; Sideswipe; Stir up) Digging up the past in a dream means an argument or exposing one’s dirty laundry, blocking the road, earning unlawful money, or it could mean excavating hidden valuables, reviving past knowledge or discovering a treasure. Digging up the past and not confrontinganyone with it in a dream means relief from distress or receiving glad tidings.

(Also see Court)... digging up the past dream meaning

Dignity

Being dignified in a dream means humiliation.... dignity dream meaning

Dining Table

(See Messmate; Table)... dining table dream meaning

Dirt And Filth

Filth on the head, hair or body symbolises grief. And sorrow.... dirt and filth dream meaning

Dirty Clothe

See Filth... dirty clothe dream meaning

Dirty Face

(Filth) Adirty face in a dream represents a rare art, while a filthy body represents a sinful person.... dirty face dream meaning

Dirty Hair

See Filth... dirty hair dream meaning

Disabled Ass

Seeing such an ass means he will not find proper guidelines regarding his mission.... disabled ass dream meaning

Disappearance Into The Earth

If a person sees himself disappearing into the earth without a grave it means he will ruin himself, because of his obsession in worldly pursuits.

If the disappearance is in a hole or grave, it means he will encounter something extremely offensive as a result of committing a crime or by being cheated.... disappearance into the earth dream meaning

Disband

(See Band)... disband dream meaning

Disbeliever

(See Disbelief; Irreligious)... disbeliever dream meaning

Discarding A Bow

If a person sees himself as throwing away his bow it means he will lose his respectability and honour. Some say he will undertake a journey and will return safely if the bow-string doe not break.

If it breaks he will remain at his destination.... discarding a bow dream meaning

Discerning

(See Sieve)... discerning dream meaning

Discharge Of The Eyes

(See Mucous)... discharge of the eyes dream meaning

Discomfort

(See Pain)... discomfort dream meaning

Discovering A Treasure

(See Treasure)... discovering a treasure dream meaning

Discredit

(Defile) To discredit someone’s reputation or to defile something in a dream means the same in wakefulness. On the other hand, it may mean defaming and backbiting someone, or it may mean making peace with someone after a long separation.... discredit dream meaning

Discriminating

(See Perspicacity; Sieve)... discriminating dream meaning

Disembarking A Vessel

Disembarking or leaving a vessel indicates swift deliverance from any calamity.... disembarking a vessel dream meaning

Disencumbering

freeing oneself from a burden or obstruction in a dream means giving money in charity and doing good for the benefit of those who appreciate and those who do not appreciate.... disencumbering dream meaning

Disgraceful

(See Shameful act)... disgraceful dream meaning

Disheartened

(See Uptight)... disheartened dream meaning

Disheveled

(Matted hair; Ruffled hair; Unkempt) In a dream, seeing one’s hair disheveled means stinginess and love to hoard money, or it could mean doing little for others.... disheveled dream meaning

Dishevelled Hair

Hair which has grown long, covering the face forewarns grief and sorrow.... dishevelled hair dream meaning

Dislodged Door Or Doorframe

If the door or doorframe of one’s house is seen dislodged, it means the lady who owns the house or the landlady will die.... dislodged door or doorframe dream meaning

Dismay

(See Fear)... dismay dream meaning

Dismembered Head

To see one’s head detached from the body without being struck suggest one of the following : that one’s leader or patron will break off his relationship with him; or the observer will lose his capital; or his present means of livelihood will come to an end.... dismembered head dream meaning

Dismembering

(See Cut)... dismembering dream meaning

Dismissal

(See Expulsion)... dismissal dream meaning

Dismounting An Ass

If a person sees himself as dismounting an ass isn a normal way then there is no harm in seeing such a dream.... dismounting an ass dream meaning

Disobedient Child

(See Recalcitrant child)... disobedient child dream meaning

Dispirited

(See Uptight)... dispirited dream meaning

Displaced Door

A displaced door is a hint that the head of the household will die.... displaced door dream meaning

Displease

(Displeasing one’s parents in a dream. See Recalcitrant child; Slaughter)... displease dream meaning

Disposer Of Estates

(See Woodcutter)... disposer of estates dream meaning

Disregard

(See Disdain; Sneezing)... disregard dream meaning

Disrespectful Child

(See Recalcitrant child)... disrespectful child dream meaning

Disrobe

Ifone undresses himself in a dream though not knowing whether he did so for good or for an unlawful purpose, or ifhe strips himselffrom his clothing in a public place, feels shy and tries to cover his private parts in the dream, it means that his private life will be exposed and that he will be disgraced.

If he takes off his garment in public and does not feel ashamed of his nakedness in a dream, it means that he will be credited for his honesty.

If the person is sick in real life, it means that he will recover. Ifhe is indebted, it means that he will repay his debts. Ifhe is seized with fear, it means that he will regain his peace. Nakedness in a dream also means injustice. Stripping a dead person of his shroud means divorce, loss in business, repentance from sins, or it could mean guidance.

(Also see Undress)... disrobe dream meaning

Dissolute

(See Profligacy)... dissolute dream meaning

Distilled Water

In a dream, distilled water represents beautiful children or noble children. Seeing distilled water in adream also may signify acquiring knowledge from learned people who practice what they teach. It also means learning wisdom from wise people. Smelling rose-water or orange-blossom water or distilled water from jonquil or from any species of the narcissus flower in a dream means joy, happiness, cheers, eulogies and prosperity. In a dream, distilled water also may represent bringing out confiscated or stolen merchandise or discovering hidden goods. As for distilled farm water or from water lily or distilled water from similar flowers in a dream, they represent medicinal remedies, profits, celebrations or weddings.

(Also see Water)... distilled water dream meaning

Distinction

(See Fame)... distinction dream meaning

Distinguished

(See Banner; Fame; Horn)... distinguished dream meaning

Distinguishing Quality

(See Trait)... distinguishing quality dream meaning

Diversion

(See Amusement)... diversion dream meaning

Divine Will

(See God’s will)... divine will dream meaning

Divulging

(See Spell out)... divulging dream meaning

Dog Ripping The Clothes

If a dog is seen attacking and ripping a person’s clothes it means that his enemy will humiliate him.

The humiliation will be equaled to the extent of the clothes it had ripped.... dog ripping the clothes dream meaning

Dog Star

(astr. See Dog)... dog star dream meaning

Dog That Attacks

If a dog is seen attacking and biting a person it means that the harm caused by his enemy ill not be confined to unpleasant words only but bodily harm as well.... dog that attacks dream meaning

Divine Throne

(The Glorious Throne of God Almighty.) Seeing the Divine Throne of God Almighty in its perfect form means blessings, glad tidings and correctness of one’s faith.

If one sees the Divine Throne missing one of its attributes in a dream, it means heedlessness and innovation. Seeing the Glorious Throne of God Almighty in a dream may entail whatever good or evil destiny one may go through. Seeing the Divine Throne in a dream also means receiving a high ranking position or assuming a noble function, if one qualifies, or it could represent one’s wife, house, vehicle, victory over his enemy, writing poems, or doing good deeds for the one who sees it in its perfect, radiant and glorious manifestation. Ifone sees the Divine Throne, and ifhe sees God Almighty sitting on it in a dream, it denotes his faith, certitude, determination and correct religious adherence.

If one sees himself sitting upon the Divine Throne and his Lord sitting under it in a dream, and ifone qualifies for governing, then it means that he will oppress the religious scholars, show arrogance and spread evil on earth.

If one does not qualify for governing, then it means that he will become a disobedient son to his parents, oppose his teacher, rebel against his superior, issue a verdict without knowledge, commit aggression against others, or if he is ajudge, he will be an unjust one.

(Also see Allah; Carriers ofthe Divine Throne; Chair)... divine throne dream meaning

Donkey Milk

A tamed donkey’s milk represents serious illness but he will be cured.... donkey milk dream meaning

Donkeys Of Various Colours

Their interpretations are exactly as the interpretations of horses of various colours.

The interpretation of mounting, securing, owning, surrounding and enclosing a donkey is the same as doing the same to a horse.... donkeys of various colours dream meaning

Donning Black Clothes

If it is a person who is in the habit of wearing black clothes, it means he will acquire steadfastness, power, wealth and soundness in all his affairs.... donning black clothes dream meaning

Donning Clothes Of Various Colours

He will soon learn about the unpleasant things said about him. He will also be overwhelmed with fear. As a result of this he will become popular amongst the people... donning clothes of various colours dream meaning

Donning Feminine Clothes

If a man sees himself as donning feminine clothes it means he will experience tremendous fear, destitution and helplessness after which it will disappear by the will of Allah Ta’ala.... donning feminine clothes dream meaning

Donning Green Clothes

A pleasant dream for both the living and dead since green is the colour of the people of Jannah.... donning green clothes dream meaning

Donning Red Clothes

Donning of red clothes is suggestive of a person’s popularity.... donning red clothes dream meaning

Donning White Clothes

A very pleasant dream suggesting goodness and success in all matters.... donning white clothes dream meaning

Donning Yellow Clothes

It suggests sickness and anxiety. But there is no harm if this colour is seen in a long coat such as a jubbah or achkah.... donning yellow clothes dream meaning

Door Falling

A door seen falling indicates that the beholder will first become ill then regain his health.... door falling dream meaning

Door Latch

(See Latch)... door latch dream meaning

Door Lintel

(See Doorstep; Threshold)... door lintel dream meaning

Door Post

(Doorjamb) In a dream, a doorjamb or a door post represent the sire of the house or his bottler.

If the door post is removed in a dream, it means dismissal of such a person from his work.

If it is taken away from that site, then it means the death of the owner of that house.

(Also see Door)... door post dream meaning

Door-to-door Salesman

(See Panderer)... door-to-door salesman dream meaning

Doorframes

The timber with which doorframes and lintels are made represent one’s children.

If two sides of a doorframe is seen broken, it means his two daughters will die. But if he has more than two daughters, it means all of them will get married, thereby leave his home permanently to live with their husbands.... doorframes dream meaning

Doorjamb

(Door post. See Latch)... doorjamb dream meaning

Doorman

In a dream, a doorman represents a royal person or a powerful man. Ifone sees himselfin a dream as a doorman, and ifhe employs a servant to assist him in the dream, it means that he will climb to a powerful position.

To see oneself as the king’s doorman in a dream means debts, but if one finds himself working as the prince’s doorman or door attendant, it means occupying a seat of authority.

(Also see Keeper of the gate)... doorman dream meaning

Doorplate

(See Doorstep; Threshold)... doorplate dream meaning

Double-cross

(See Betrayal)... double-cross dream meaning

Dower

(Bridal dower) Ifone gives a dower for an undefined purpose in his dream, it means that he will fulfill his obligatory duties or comply with a religious injunction.... dower dream meaning

Doorstep

(Door lintel; Doorplate; Threshold) In a dream, the doorstep of one’s house represents one’s power, or it could mean marriage.

If one sees himself removing the doorstep of his house in a dream, it means losing his power.

If he removes the door lintels of his house in a dream, it means divorcing his wife.

If the door lintels are taken away and one could no longer see them in the dream, it means his death.lfhe can still see them in the dream, then it means a sickness from which he will recover.

The door lintel in a dream also represents a woman or the house bottler.

If a governor sees the doorsteps of his house being removed in a dream, it means that he will be impeached. Whatever happens to the doorsteps in a dream should be interpreted as relating to one’s wife or a woman.

(Also see Threshold)... doorstep dream meaning

Downgrade

(See Placing things)... downgrade dream meaning

Drain Pipe

(See Gutter)... drain pipe dream meaning

Drawing Blood From The Vein

It implies a person losing part of his wealth to the king or authorities.... drawing blood from the vein dream meaning

Drawing Water From A Well

If a person dreams that he has drawn water from the well and given it to people to drink, it means he will be a means of providing livelihood to orphans, the weak and poor. It also means he will live a life of piety and virtue. Perhaps his wealth may become a means of people proceeding for Hajj.... drawing water from a well dream meaning

Dreaming Of Arms, Weapons Etc.

Generally speaking, arms, firearms, ammunition and all other weapons-primitive or modern-symbolise power, strength, honour, superiority, vicotyr and grandeur for the persons who sees them in his dream.. He will acquire these according to his intellect and popularity. Any modifications and improvements in them denote added honour, power and strength.... dreaming of arms, weapons etc. dream meaning

Dreaming Of Men, Women And Animals

To see someone speaking to the observer or giving him something suggests that the observer4 will socialize or deal with him or someone who bears a similar name or resembles him.... dreaming of men, women and animals dream meaning

Dried Fruits

Fresh fruits in a dream denote money that does not last, while dried fruits represent money that will last.

(Also see Fruits)... dried fruits dream meaning

Drilling

Putting holes into pearls to string them in a dream means fulfillment of one’s goals, easingof one’s passage, or facilitating one’s marriage.

(Also see Drill)... drilling dream meaning

Drinking Camel Milk

Drinking camel milk without milking it means the person will acquire lawful wealth from someone who is physically strong, wields power and commands respect.... drinking camel milk dream meaning

Dream Interpreter

In a dream, a dream interpreter represents happiness for a sad person and sorrow for a happy person.

If one who desires to maintain secrecy around his life and goals sees a dream interpreter in his dream, it means that he will find an intimate friend or a confidant to complete his intention.

If one is expecting news from an associate or if someone in a different land sees a dream interpreter in his dream, it means that he will receive the desired news.Adream interpreter in a dream also represents knowledge of sings, deciphering messages, analyzing substances, a tracer, a religious scholar, a lawyer, a good advisor, a compassionate friend, ajudge or a physician.

A dream interpreter in a dream also represents someone who does not keep a secret or someone who brings people both happy or sad news. In a dream, he is also a preacher, an advisor, one who balances things, a money changer, a garment cleaner, an undertaker, a barber, a comedian, a news broadcaster or someone who searches for people’s faults. Seeing oneself as a dream interpreter in a dream, and if one qualifies to sit on the bench, it means that he will become ajudge.lfhe is seeking knowledge, he will acquire it.

If he is seeking to become a physician, he will become one. Otherwise, he might become a money changer, a banker or any of the earlier mentioned trades. Telling a dream interpreted a dream in one’s dream, and if the explanation agrees with the common wisdom and religious norms of the Holy Qur’an and the traditions of God’s Prophet, upon whom be peace, then whatever one is told in his dream is true. Ifone does not understand the explanation of the dream interpreter in his dream, then he might need to find a qualified interpreter in wakefulness to satisfy his needs.

(Also see Astrologer; Divination; Fortuneteller; Founder; Interpretation; Seer)... dream interpreter dream meaning

Dreaming Of Vessels, Vases, Utensils, Mirror, Scissors Etc.

Vessels symbolise servants and lads while stove, hearths, grates, cauldrons, lamps, table-cloths etc. symbolise grief, sorrow and anxiety which will be felt by the head of the household if the Arabic masculine equivalent is used for any of the above words. But it it is used as a feminine such as qidr, qifah, maa’idah, musarrajah and qas’ah, then they symbolise a person’s wife.. As for the word sufrah though feminine, it symbolises the husband all the same.

(Qidr : Cauldron, Cooking Pot; Qifah : large basket; Maa’idah : table-cloth; Musrrajah : lamp; Qas’ah trough)

Whatever is made from copper or lead such as cups, saucers, plates, trays kettles etc. they all symbolise a person’s servants and lads.... dreaming of vessels, vases, utensils, mirror, scissors etc. dream meaning

Drinking Clean Water From The River

Drinking clean water from a river suggests that he will enjoy a certain ni’mah and bounty of Allah and live a clean and pure life.... drinking clean water from the river dream meaning

Drinking Cup

(See Cup)... drinking cup dream meaning

Drinking Curd Or Whey

Drinking any of these means loss of wealth as a result of which he will be grieved.... drinking curd or whey dream meaning

Drinking Fresh Milk

If a person sees himself drinking fresh milk (not whey or curd) of a known animal, it implies that he will acquire wealth that is halaal and lawful.... drinking fresh milk dream meaning

Drinking Hyena Milk

His wife will deceive him and be unfaithful to him.... drinking hyena milk dream meaning

Drinking Milk From The Breast

If a person sees himself drinking or being fed milk from the breast of a woman, it means he will either be imprisoned or find himself in utter poverty, as the maximum period for suckling is tow years. Anything beyond that means imprisonment or dire straits.... drinking milk from the breast dream meaning

Drinking Sea Water

If a person dreams that he is drinking sea water and the water is not turbid or muddy nor are any waves seen in such waters it means he will acquire as much of the wealth of this world as the amount of water he had drunk. Moreover he shall lead a clean and happy life. But if the water is brackish or filthy or the ocean is shrouded in darkness or the water assumes the form of huge, frightening waves it suggest he will be afflicted with grief, fear and hardship, the intensity of which will depend on how much of the above conditions prevail in the water or ocean.... drinking sea water dream meaning

Drinking The Milk Of A Lioness

The person seeing this is to become prosperous. He will also overpower his enemy.... drinking the milk of a lioness dream meaning

Drinking The Milk Of A Panther

The One who drinks the milk will attain much blessings and barakah in the near future.... drinking the milk of a panther dream meaning

Drinking The Milk Of A She-ass

It means severe illness with no hope of recovery.

And Allah Subhanahoo Wata’ala knows best.... drinking the milk of a she-ass dream meaning

Drinking The Milk Of A Sow

Drinking such milk means a person will commit evil through his intellect and wealth.... drinking the milk of a sow dream meaning

Drinking Tiger Milk

It means profound grief and sorrow.... drinking tiger milk dream meaning

Drinking Unclean Water From The River

If a person sees himself drinking dirty or muddy water from a river it means he will suffer grief, anguish and heartache, the extend depending on the amount he drinks of such water.... drinking unclean water from the river dream meaning

Drinking Water

Consuming clean, sweet water in the dream means he will enjoy a clean and happy life provided he does not know its quantity nor is he aware of himself being in a state of tuhr nor does he know himself to be on a journey in a strange, unknown place.

The same applies if the water is not sweet. But it the water is brackish and muddy, it means he will suffer from some ailment or disease whose seriousness will depend on how brackish or muddy the water is.... drinking water dream meaning

Drinking Wine

Drinking win with another means the drinker will quarrel with that person with regards to his livelihood provided there is a dining table between them.... drinking wine dream meaning

Drinking Wolf Milk

the one who drinks the milk will attain much goodness in that if he is in grief he will soon find relief and if he is a destitute he will become rich.... drinking wolf milk dream meaning

Driving A Herd Of Camels

Driving a herd of camels or becoming the owner of such a herd means he will become the leader of a people.... driving a herd of camels dream meaning

Driving Away

(See Expulsion)... driving away dream meaning

Driving Belt

In a dream, a driving belt means begetting a son or going on ajourney.... driving belt dream meaning

Driving Force

(Demanding; Exacting; Pushing someone; Retaliation; Yielding) In a dream, a driving force signifies retaliation by something, or compliance and submission to someone together with vigilance and wonderment about what might happen next. Ifone is driven by a human being in a dream, it means that he is pushed into committing a murder or that he is hired to attack someone. Ifone is driven by a beast, a lion or a bird ofprey in a dream, it means humiliation by a superior person, or suffering from a disease.... driving force dream meaning

Drizzling

(See Dew; Rain)... drizzling dream meaning

Dromedary Rider

(Courier) In a dream, a dromedary rider represents a midwife, and a midwife represents a dromedary rider.... dromedary rider dream meaning

Dropper

(See Eyedropper)... dropper dream meaning

Droppings

(Excrements of a bird.) In a dream, droppings mean a new garment.

If the droppings are those of an eagle or a vulture in the dream, they mean dethroning a king or a leader.

(Also see Dung; Manure)... droppings dream meaning

Droppings Of Animals That Are Not Eaten

It symbolises haraam wealth.... droppings of animals that are not eaten dream meaning

Drug Addiction

(See Intoxicants; Slingshot)... drug addiction dream meaning

Drunkard

(Alcoholic; Enmity; Evil; Hatred; Inebriate; Temptation; Tippler. Also see Wine)... drunkard dream meaning

Dry Grass

Dry grass serves as a harbinger for receiving gold in the near future, Imaam Muhammad Bin Sireen (RA) used to refer to grass as pure gold. One, when he was presented with a camel load of dry grass, he looked at it for a long time, then said: “I wish I had seen this in my dream!”, for then he would have received gold.... dry grass dream meaning

Dry Land

(Terra firma) Seeing a dry land in a dream means reaching safety.... dry land dream meaning

Dry Skin

Suffering from dry skin condition in a dream means having spent one’s money in ways that do not please God Almighty, borrowing money from people, losing it and failure to repay one’s debts. Consequently, one will justly suffer from a forthcoming punishment.

(Also see Skin inflammation)... dry skin dream meaning

Dryness

(Desire; Thirst) Body dryness or lack of humidity whether it affects the human being or even tree leaves in a dream means discomfort, poverty or living a wretched life. In a dream, feeling dry means stagnation of businesses, dullness of the real estate markets and unsalableness of farm products. Dryness in a dream also means poverty, slump, recession or yearning for a beloved, desiring and missing him.... dryness dream meaning

Dubiousness

(See Fog)... dubiousness dream meaning

Due Alms

(See Cauterize; Property taxes)... due alms dream meaning

Dull-witted

(See Tankard)... dull-witted dream meaning

Dumbness

(Muteness; Silence) In a dream, dumbness means corruption in one’s religious commitment or falsehood.

If one sees himself dumb in a dream, it means that he insults the companions of God’s Prophet, upon whom be peace, or backbites honorable people, or that he is a reprobate and an insolent person. Ifone sees himselfmute in a dream, it means that he is ignorant. Dumbness in a dream means rescinding a court decision, or to remain silent when one is supposed to speak. Dumbness in a dream also means dethroning or terminating one’s employment, If one sees his tongue tied up in a dream, it means that he will gain eloquence, mastery of words, clarity of speech, wisdom in his words and prosperity, and it means that he will win victory over his enemy.... dumbness dream meaning

Dupe

(See Mockery)... dupe dream meaning

Duplicity

(See Advice)... duplicity dream meaning

Dwellings

(Cage; Clothing; House; Luck; Robe) In a dream, dwellings are man’s abode or his world. One’s dwellings in a dream are a reflection of his deeds in wakefulness. Ifone finds himself in anewly built house which is freshly painted and has all the needed amenities and comforts in a dream, it means prosperity.

If he is a poor person, then it means that he will meet his financial obligations with ease.

If he is under stress, it means that he will become free from such burdens.

If he is a craftsman, it means that he will master his craft or acquire authority equal in dominance to the beauty and perfection, size and details of such a dwelling he saw in the dream.lfhe is in sin, it means that he will repent.

The spaciousness or tightness of one’s dwellings in a dream represents his finances, knowledge, sharing, hospitality and generosity.lfone’s own dwellings looked renovated in a dream, it means regaining or developing one’s business for the better. Its fresh paint means fulfilling one’s religious commitments. Its tiles or marble floors represent his pleasures or wife. Dwellings of solid iron cast means longevity and authority.

If one enters an unknown house and finds departed souls dwelling therein in a dream, it means that he has entered the realms of the hereafter.

If such dwellings are built of mud or plaster, this will be a reflection on his adverse conditions.

If one enters such dwellings, then walks out of it in a dream, it means that he will become sick and nearly die of his illness before he recovers from it.

If one walks out of it angry in a dream, it means that he will be imprisoned.

If he sees someone entering his house in a dream, it means that someone will know his intimate life, or that an insolent person will become a close family friend, then betray his trust and have a secret affairs with one’s wife.

If one sees his dwellings crumbling or caving in on him in a dream, it means that he will receive an inheritance from the belongings of a deceased relative. Building a dwelling for oneself or for others in a dream means the death of a relative or of one’s child, or it could mean divorcing one’s wife. Dwellings in a dream also represent a transient station. Ifthe dwelling is built from an unsuitable construction material in the dream, it means that one’s source of income is unlawful. One’s dwellings in a dream also represent his physical form, carnal self and substance. Demolishing a new home in a dream means evil and adversities.

(Also see Cage; Glass house; House)... dwellings dream meaning

Dyeing The Hair Of The Head

Dyeing the hair symbolises concealment and protection. Thus, if a person sees himself dyeing his hair it means that Allah will protect him from the evil consequences of what he intends to do. But if the dye does not stick to his hair, it means he will not be granted protection.... dyeing the hair of the head dream meaning

Dyestuff

(See Safflower) E... dyestuff dream meaning

Dying For The Second Time

If a dead person is seen as dying again and there is weeping without screaming and mourning it means a relative of his will get married and the marriage will bring great happiness and pleasure.

But is there is screaming and mourning then it means a close family member will die.... dying for the second time dream meaning

Eating And Drinking In The Wild

This suggest that he will acquire affluence in the world and progress in matters of Deen.... eating and drinking in the wild dream meaning

Eating Dog Meat

Eating dog meat means he will over power his enemy as well as acquire assets form him.... eating dog meat dream meaning

Eating Or Owning A Ring-dove

If a person eats such a dove or owns it, it means he will have some business to do with a woman.... eating or owning a ring-dove dream meaning

Embracing A Dead Person

If a person sees a dead persons embracing him, squeezing him or killing him it means he will attain a good old age.... embracing a dead person dream meaning

Entering An Unknown House With The Dead

Entering an unknown house in the company of a dead person means he will die soon and thus join the dead person.... entering an unknown house with the dead dream meaning

Epidemic Disease

Witnessing an epidemic disease causing a high rate of mortality in a dream represents a tyrant, government, imprisonment or evil happenings.... epidemic disease dream meaning

Escape From Danger

Escaping from danger or surviving a would be fatal accident in a dream denotes one’s devotion, religious awareness, fasting, charities and good deeds.

(Also see Escape; Running away; Take a flight; Turning)... escape from danger dream meaning

Establishing The Divine Laws

If one is required in his dream to circumscribe to the limitations placed by God on man’s freedom of action in the world, or if one asks that such judgment be exacted in his case, his dream then represents paying one’s debts, or respecting one’s limitations, or marriage to protect one’s chastity.... establishing the divine laws dream meaning

Eye Doctor

(See Ophthalmologist)... eye doctor dream meaning

Falling In Deep Waters

(See Deep waters)... falling in deep waters dream meaning

Fire Descending From The Skies

Fire descending from the skies is an ominous dream.

If such a fire does not destroy anything it means the people of that place will verbally quareel among themselves without causing physical harm. Smoke in such a fire reduces the severity of such a quareel.... fire descending from the skies dream meaning

Gardens, Rivers And Damsels Of Jannah

All these suggest that the observer will prosper in both the worlds, the extent of his prosperity depending on how much of the above he sees.... gardens, rivers and damsels of jannah dream meaning

Gastrointestinal Disease

(See Colitis)... gastrointestinal disease dream meaning

General Rule Pertaining To A Dream With Two Scenes With Opposing Interpretations

When two separate things with opposing interpretations are seen in a dream then the stronger or better of the two interpretations will be given. As an example is a person sees a bathroom and himself as removing hair using a lotion or lime-whereas a bathroom represents grief and sorrow and removing hair using a lotion or lime represents the removing of grief and sorrow- it means that his grief and sorrow will be removed, for the dream of removing hair using lime or lotion is regarded as stronger or better.... general rule pertaining to a dream with two scenes with opposing interpretations dream meaning

Giving People Water To Drink

Drawing water from the well and seeing impurities and filth in such water means the person doing so will pollute his wealth with haraam wealth.... giving people water to drink dream meaning

Giving The Dead Roti, Bread Or A Ring

It means a son will be born to him and he will die, or if he is wealthy he will lose his wealth.

And Allah, The Pure and Sublime knows best.... giving the dead roti, bread or a ring dream meaning

Grave Digger

In a dream, a grave digger represents a person toiling in difficulties. One cannot be at peace with him until he dies. Ifone sees a grave digger asking about him in a dream, it means calamities for the person in question, and peace for those who will help bury him.

(Also see Body snatcher)... grave digger dream meaning

Good Deed

Doing a good deed in a dream means repentance, reestablishing the connection with one’s blood relations, uniting one’s family with love or being charitable in helping a poor person.

If one sees himself calling people to God Almighty in a dream, it means that he will be saved from hell-fire. Doing good deeds in a dream such as charity, prayers, invoking God’s blessings, helping others, protecting the rights of others, commanding what is lawful and shunning what is forbidden incurs the divine pleasure and bounty, and brings profits to one’s business, pays his debts, dispels his fears and leads him to receive a leading position in his community. Thanking God Almighty for His favors in a dream means receiving an inheritance. Doing a good deed in a dream also signifies receiving encouragement or having encouraging ambitions.

To spend money on God’s path in a dream means receiving money in wakefulness.... good deed dream meaning

Grave Digger And Excavator

To see a grave digger or excavator in the dream means death for the one who sees it provided any of the following happens; he pushes the grave digger away from his place; his animal tramples the grave digger, the grave digger falls on the ground; he himself is in the state of sakraat. But if any of the following happens then he will either lose his job or die; he rolls up his bedding; his turban or topi falls off from his head; his hand gets cut off from his body; his tongue is cut off; he becomes blind.

And Allah knows best.... grave digger and excavator dream meaning

Hunting A Ring-dove

Hunting it by any means such as a spear or stone means he will make false accusation against a woman.... hunting a ring-dove dream meaning

Inability Of Determine The Qiblah

if a person sees himself as not being able to determine the Qiblah, it implies that he is confused and astray in matters of religion.... inability of determine the qiblah dream meaning

Interpretation

Personal interpretation of matters in a dream means false reports. However, if a known knowledgeable and a truthful person interprets something in a dream, his recommendations and explanations should be heeded.

(Also see Dream interpreter)... interpretation dream meaning

Intoxicants Made From Dates Or Grapes

They signify apprehension and doubt about one’s resources or about the lawfulness of one’s earnings.... intoxicants made from dates or grapes dream meaning

Itngel Of Death

(See ‘Izrii’i’l; Robbery; Osprey)... itngel of death dream meaning

Junk Dealer

(Ragman) In a dream, a junk dealer represents a hoax, a liar, a fortuneteller, or a superstition and fable teller.

A junk dealer in a dream also represents one who sells fake jewelry.... junk dealer dream meaning

Last Day

(Also see Day of Resurrection; Reckoning; Trumpet of Resurrection)... last day dream meaning

Lasting Dynasty

(See Donkey)... lasting dynasty dream meaning

Marrying A Dead Woman

He will succeed in acquiring his pursuit regarding which he has lost all hopes.... marrying a dead woman dream meaning

Mental Derangement

(Madness) Mental derangement in a dream means cognizance of evil people, or it could mean forgiveness of one’s sins.... mental derangement dream meaning

Mental Disorder

(See Delirium; Distraction)... mental disorder dream meaning

Milking A Cow And Drinking Its Milk

If a person sees himself milking and drinking cow milk it is a glad tiding that he will become rich, or if he is rich his wealth will increase; or if he is a slave he will become free and marry his mistress.... milking a cow and drinking its milk dream meaning

Milking A Deer

(See Milk; Milking)... milking a deer dream meaning

Milking A Donkey

(See Milk; Milking)... milking a donkey dream meaning

Most Unpleasant Dream

If the Holy Prophet (Sallallaahu-Alayhi-wasallam) is seen as physically deformed or sick or dead then this is a very unpleasant dream. For, it alludes to the observer’s negligence and unmindfulness in mattes of deen. Such a person should immediately resort to repentance.... most unpleasant dream dream meaning

Mourning The Dead

(See Lamenting)... mourning the dead dream meaning

Mule Driver

(Muleteer) A muleteer in a dream represents a policeman, a sheriff, a businessman, or business success.

(Also see Carrier)... mule driver dream meaning

New Year’s Day

Celebrating the new year’s day in a dream means a short lived happiness, reminiscing the past, the passing of sorrow and adversities, or recovering lost money. In the dream, if the new year’s day coincide to be on a Friday, it means the spread of evil, corruption, or political turmoils for that year.

If it is a Saturday, it means drought, hardships during a difficult year, plagues and illness.

If it is a Sunday, it means a cold winter and a blessed crop for that year.

If it is a Monday, it means floods, winter illness and perhaps a partial loss of the crop.

If it is a Tuesday, it means shortage of rain and a cold winter.

If it is a Wednesday, it means scarcity and deficiency of water, and a cold weather by the end of summer and beginning of autumn.

If it is a Thursday, it means a prosperous year, except for the livestock. This interpretation was given by Ptolemy, theAlexandrian astronomer 367 -283 B.C.duringhis residence in Egypt.... new year’s day dream meaning

Noor And Darness

Noor means hidayat (guidance) while darkness means deviation and misleading others.... noor and darness dream meaning

Opening A Closed Or Locked Door

If the house whose door is being opened is known to him it means he will marry.

If not, it means his Dua’s will be granted.... opening a closed or locked door dream meaning

Paying A Debt

(See Debt; Return; Returning from ajourney)... paying a debt dream meaning

Pearl Diver

A pearl diver in a dream represents a royalty, a great person, or a man of authority. Diving into the seawater to catch pearls in a dream means entering into a business with someone in authority, then marrying a daughter from his family and begetting a beautiful son from her. Seeing a pearl diver in a dream also means seeking to learn about something, or seeking to borrow money from a merchant, or asking someone in authority for an important appointment, or it could mean adventuring into the business of treasure hunting.

A pearl diver in a dream also represents someone who knows the inside secrets of things, or he could be a scholar, a gnostic, a seeker on the path, or an interpreter of the true meanings of the early prophetic teachings.

(Also see Diving)... pearl diver dream meaning

Pederasty

(Homosexuality; Lover of boys; Sodomize; Sodomy) Molesting a child, or forcing a boy to sodomy in a dream means committing an evil act, loss of one’s capital to one’s enemy, engaging in loathsome actions, losing dignity, or confronting an enemy.

(Also see Anus; Inkwell; Satan; Scorpion; Sexual intercourse; Sodomy)... pederasty dream meaning

Pipe Dream

(See Rainbow)... pipe dream dream meaning

Psalms Of David

In a dream, the Psalms of God’s prophet David (uwbp) represent wailing, lamentation, crying, repentance, fear of wrongdoing, devotion, harmony between people, unity, good luck, flute music and percussions, learning about strange news, or earning one’s livelihood from reciting poems, or from delivering sermons.... psalms of david dream meaning

Quarrelling Or Disputing With The Sun

Quarrelling and fighting with the sun suggests that the observer will enter into disputes regarding his domain (or properties) or he will enter into a dispute with one of his parents.... quarrelling or disputing with the sun dream meaning

Rasoolullah (sallallaahu-alayhi-wasallam) Delivering A Khutbah

Dreaming of Rasoolullah (Sallallaahu-Alayhi-wasallam)as delivering a khutbah suggests that his Ummah will obey the laws of Shari’ah.... rasoolullah (sallallaahu-alayhi-wasallam) delivering a khutbah dream meaning

Religious Doctors

(See Legist; Scholars)... religious doctors dream meaning

Rice Drink

(See Amazaki)... rice drink dream meaning

Ring-dove

A ringed turtle dove symbolises an immodest, shameless woman who has no inclination towards Deen.... ring-dove dream meaning

Rising Of The Dead

(Resurrection) Seeing the rising of all the dead on the Day of Judgment in a dream represents people attending to their daily business and seeking profits where some will win while others will lose.

(Also see Resurrection)... rising of the dead dream meaning

Ruins And Desolate Land

Ruins and land that is laid waste means going astray and misleading others.... ruins and desolate land dream meaning

Sand Or Dust Flying In The Atmosphere Or Skies

Sand or dust flying in the atmosphere or skies symbolizes the beholder’s affairs becoming chaotic.

The same interpretation is given if mist or fog is seen.... sand or dust flying in the atmosphere or skies dream meaning

Scissors Descending From The Sky

It denotes shortness of life for the person.... scissors descending from the sky dream meaning

Seeing A Deceased Person As Happy

Seeing a deceased person in a good condition such as donning white or green clothes while he is laughing or giving glad tidings means that he, the dead man is in peaceful and happy conditions.... seeing a deceased person as happy dream meaning

Seeing A Deceased Person As Unhappy

Seeing a dead person as disheveled with dust on his body or donning old, torn and tattered clothes or as angry means that he is not in a peaceful condition in the herafter.

To see him as ill means he is burdened with sins.... seeing a deceased person as unhappy dream meaning

Seeing Elephants And Beasts Of Prey In The Dream

An elephant symbolises a foreigner who is despotic, powerful and vehement. He has no compassion_striking fear into the hearts of people.... seeing elephants and beasts of prey in the dream dream meaning

Seeing Rasoolullah (sallallaahu-alayhi-wasallam) In The Dream

Rasoolullah (Sallallaahu-alayhi-wasallam) has said : “Whosoever sees me in his dream he has truly seen me. For, the devil is unable to assume my form”.... seeing rasoolullah (sallallaahu-alayhi-wasallam) in the dream dream meaning

Seeing Rasoolullah (sallallaahu-alayhi-wasallam) On Dry Land

If the Holy Prophet (Sallallaahu-alayhi-wasallam) is seen standing on dry, arid land, such land will soon become green and verdant (fertile).... seeing rasoolullah (sallallaahu-alayhi-wasallam) on dry land dream meaning

Seminal Discharge

If a person dreams that he had emitted semen without having had intercourse and without having seen a woman in his dream it means he will become a means of killing someone.... seminal discharge dream meaning

Sexual Drive

(See Sexual intercourse)... sexual drive dream meaning

Shepherd’s Dog

(See Dog)... shepherd’s dog dream meaning

Slaughtering An Ox And Distributing Its Meat

If a person sees himself slaughtering a working-ox (meant for ploughing), and distributing its meat it means he will dies soon. But if it is not a working-ox he will die in the same place and his estates will be distributed.... slaughtering an ox and distributing its meat dream meaning

Someone Sitting On A Dislodged Door

If a person sees the door of his house displaced or dislodged and another person sitting on it, it means he will sell his house and his wife will marry someone else.... someone sitting on a dislodged door dream meaning

Soorah Dahr Or Insaan

Its reader will be a generous man who will also be grateful to Allah for his bounties.... soorah dahr or insaan dream meaning

Soorah Duhaa

Its reader will honour the orphans and indigent people.... soorah duhaa dream meaning

Soorah Dukhaan

The One who recites it in his dream will be safeguarded against harms caused by oppressors; he will also be granted protection from the chastisement of the grave and punishment of hell-fire. He will not weaken in his belief.... soorah dukhaan dream meaning

Speaking To The Dead

If a person sees himself as asking a dead person about anything regarding the dead persons’ or another’s condition then the answer of the dead person will be true to its word- whether good or bad- for the dead person dwells in the world of truthfulness (ie. Aakhirah) as opposed to the world of falsehood (ie dunya). Thus, he does not speak a lie in whatever report he gives.... speaking to the dead dream meaning

Specks Of Dust

Counting specks of dust or gathering them in a dream means trials, injustice, aggression, or temptations. Specks of dust in a dream also represent one’s progeny, money, longevity, or they could represent soldiers, weak people, or God’s soldiers. Seeing a room full of dust in an unusual place, or a closed place where they usually do not gather means knowledge, or they could mean immeasurable wealth.... specks of dust dream meaning

Squeaking Of The Door

In a dream, squeaking of the door means an evil caused by a guard, or a fight between husband and wife, or it could mean divulging a secret.

(Also see Screeching of a pen)... squeaking of the door dream meaning

Stoning To Death

(See Stoning)... stoning to death dream meaning

Sun-dried Bricks

(See Adobe)... sun-dried bricks dream meaning

Sword With A Good Or Defective Handle

Similar defect or good will become apparent in the father, uncle or their equivalent.... sword with a good or defective handle dream meaning

Tanning Drum

(See Vat)... tanning drum dream meaning

Tap Dancer

(See Dancer; Tap)... tap dancer dream meaning

Theft Or Destruction Of A Weapon

If a person sees his weapon as stolen or snatched from him or broken or ruined it denotes the weakening of his power and strength.

The same is the case. Where the weapon is given away as a gift or sold or thrown away or loaned to someone.... theft or destruction of a weapon dream meaning

To Be Stained With Blood, Dung Etc.

If the body is seen stained with blood, dung, excreta and all that issues from the body, it symbolises unlawful wealth owned by him or it means he will receive haraam wealth in the future.... to be stained with blood, dung etc. dream meaning

Training Or Holding A Dog

Training or holding a dog so as to safeguard a certain thing means he will be helped by someone in attaining his goal. In this case the dog does not symbolise an enemy.... training or holding a dog dream meaning

Traversing Through Wasteland, Wilderness Or The Desert

If a person sees himself traversing through wasteland, wilderness or desert in such a manner that he does not get lost it means he will remains steadfast upon the religion of Islam.

If he gets lost it means he is in doubt about Islam.... traversing through wasteland, wilderness or the desert dream meaning

Vessel On Dry Land

If a person sees a vessel approaching him, it is a glad tiding that he will soon find solutions to his problems and be delivered from anxieties.... vessel on dry land dream meaning

Washing The Dead

(Undertaker) If one sees a deceased person washing himself before burial in a dream, it means relief for one’s dependents and increase of their wealth after him. Washing a deceased person in a dream means that someone will repent at the hand of the undertaker.

If a deceased person asks someone to wash his clothing in a dream, it means that he needs someone to pray for him, or to intercede on his behalf before his Lord, or pay charity for the benefit of his soul, or to satisfy his debts, or to fulfill his will, or to seek justice for his death. Ifone does wash the garment ofthe deceased person in the dream, it means the redemption of that person. Washing a deceased person with boiling water in a dream means that the latter is suffering in hell-fire.

(Also see Grave digger; Hot water; Ritual bath; Undertaker)... washing the dead dream meaning

Water In A Dish Or Bowl

If a person dreams of himself as holding or possessing water contained in a dish or bowl and he is conscious of himself as being in a state of tuhr (ie. Ceremonial purity) or on a journey in an unknown and strange place, then such a bowl of water symbolizes his life span.

If he dreams of drinking all the water it means his life span is completed; he should now prepare for the hereafter.

If he drinks the water partially it means he still has a number of years to live.

The same interpretation is given if, instead of water, the contents of the bowl or dish is thareed*.

(*Thareed: Pieces of bread steeped in broth)... water in a dish or bowl dream meaning

Weak Donkey

If a person sees his donkey as weak, unable to walk or carrying a burden or walk uphill it means he will become unprosperous.... weak donkey dream meaning

Wife Donning The Clothes Of Her Husband

This is a good and pleasant dream.... wife donning the clothes of her husband dream meaning

April Fool’s Day

Symbolic of an impending prank or trick ... april fool’s day dream meaning

Cold Drink

Refreshing, good news, Prov. 25:25... cold drink dream meaning

Dark Path

An evil place or the way of the wicked, Ps.35:6... dark path dream meaning

Deadwood

Symbolic of spiritual death, Jude 1:12... deadwood dream meaning

Death Row

Inescapable punishment ... death row dream meaning

Debt Collector

Symbolic of a curse upon someone’s life, Ps. 109:11... debt collector dream meaning

Debtor

Someone who does not repay debts is symbolic of foolish behavior, Ps. 37:21, Lk.14:28-29... debtor dream meaning

Deep Water

Symbolic of a spiritual river, Ezek. 47:5... deep water dream meaning

Deer Blind

Symbolic of lying in wait for someone or something ... deer blind dream meaning

Defensive Fortification

This symbolizes God’s protection over your life, Ps. 28:8... defensive fortification dream meaning

Diamond Back

(see snakes) ... diamond back dream meaning

Dirty Clothes

Symbolic of sin and dead works, Isa. 64:6... dirty clothes dream meaning

Disqualified

Symbolic of a person who does not follow the rules, 1 Cor. 9:27... disqualified dream meaning

Dog Ear

To dream of pulling a dog’s ear is symbolic of meddling in other people’s business, Prov. 26:17... dog ear dream meaning

Doppelganger (doppelgänger)

A ghostly double of yourself is a demonic force that has assumed your image within a dream in order to frighten you. Many non-Christians who practice lucid dreaming report meeting their doppelgänger in a dream ... doppelganger (doppelgänger) dream meaning

Double Edged Sword

Symbolic of the word of God, Heb. 4:12 ... double edged sword dream meaning

Downward Spiral

Symbolic of the path to death or moving in the wrong direction in life ... downward spiral dream meaning

Drag Race

A person who lives an out-of-control, fast-paced lifestyle ... drag race dream meaning

Dripping Faucet

(tub or sink) symbolic of disagreements and arguments, Prov.19:13... dripping faucet dream meaning

Dry Ground

Parched land is symbolic of ruin or apathy to spiritual things, Jer. 4:3, 48:18 ... dry ground dream meaning

Dust Devil

Symbolic of small or manageable troubles... dust devil dream meaning

Interior Designer

Symbolic of someone who has an eye for beauty, art, and tasteful things ... interior designer dream meaning

Licking Dust

To dream of someone licking the dust is symbolic of being any enemy of God, Ps. 72:9... licking dust dream meaning

Oil Derrick

Symbolic of generating wealth... oil derrick dream meaning

Slam Dunk

Symbolic of performing well in life ... slam dunk dream meaning

Soft Drink

Refreshing ... soft drink dream meaning

Voodoo Doll

Symbolic of witchcraft ... voodoo doll dream meaning

Divine Being

Divine beings visit your home: you will be rewarded with immense wealth and supreme success • You meet divine beings: great prosperity and abundant joy will be brought to your family • You talk to divine beings: you’ll fi... divine being dream meaning

Deceased Relatives 

At times we dream about deceased relatives or friends simply because we miss them. These dreams may be disturbing but most likely are a form of wish fulfillment or are based on memory through which we relive old experiences. Some people believe that in dreams they meet up with the deceased on the inner planes and engage in “real” interactions with them.

It is normal to miss and long for the people that we loved and that have left the physical body. Therefore, it is not surprising that they will pop up in your dreams from time to time.

A personal belief system plays a large role when obtaining a satisfying interpretation for dreams in which the dead talk to the living.... deceased relatives  dream meaning

Drugs Or Drugstore

A dream of illness (Gypsy). Obviously a dream inspired by the subconscious knowledge of need.... drugs or drugstore dream meaning

Adventure Of The Dreamworld

Dreams give us a doorway into a strange and wonderful world. Although it appears to have many of the features of our waking world, such as peo­ple, animals, objects and places, it is nevertheless full of sub­tle surprises and differences.

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. ... adventure of the dreamworld dream meaning

Analysis, Dream

See dream processing. ... analysis, dream dream meaning

Defaecate

Self expression; release of tension; getting rid of negative experience or emotions, creative expression; permit­ting the natural in oneself. See excrement. ... defaecate dream meaning

Depression And Dreams

One hundred and forty dreams were collected from a group of patients suffering depression.

The same number of dreams were collected from people simi­lar in age and social background, but not suffering depression.

The dreams were given code numbers, mixed and given to an independent judge. He was asked to look for any evident themes of self punishment, such as ‘I was waiting for my friends all night but they never turned up’, ‘my fiance married somebody else’. Such self punishing themes were found to occur with greater frequency in the depressives’ dreams. ... depression and dreams dream meaning

Biological Dream Theory

J.A. Hadfield, in his book Dreams and Nightmares (Pelican 1954), puts forward what he calls a biological theory of dreams. He says the function of dreams is that, by reproducing difficult or unsolved situations or experi­ences, the dream aids a solving or resolution of the problems. He gives the example of a man climbing a cliff who slips fractionally. He then may dream of actually falling and waking terrified. Subsequently the dream recurs, but in each he tries out a different behaviour, such as clasping for a branch, until he manages to act appropriately to avert the disaster. He sums up by saying dreams stand in the place of experience. They make us relive areas of anxious or difficult experience. They thus help problem solving. But they not only look back at past behaviour, they act just like thinking in considering future plans and needs. ... biological dream theory dream meaning

Business And Dreaming

Although the world of business and the world of dreams are often considered to be incompat­ible, this is not so. Once one realises that dreams may be the ‘printout’ of the most shrewd and capable computer we have access to, we can see them as a source of useful information.

If one is in business, there is information in one’s own mem­ory, along with considered projects, questions about problem areas, which have never been put on an electronic computer. And there is no computer program outside our own mind which can handle and manipulate all the variables, the inte­grating of different information sources—written words, feel­ing hunches, spoken information, personal observation and experience—and then sift, explore different combinations, and reach into pure creativity by leaping into the new.

Dreams should not be seen as oracles, but if we take their information into account along with our other sources, we find them a real addition to our business equipment. See cre­ativity and problem solving in dreams. ... business and dreaming dream meaning

Categories Of Dreams

Gnffith, Miyago and Tago give 34 types of dream themes, from falling to being hung by the neck.

For the lay dreamer it is more useful to put dreams into much broader categories such as psychological. ESP, body, sexual, spiritual and problem solving. In researching the data for this book, some special cluster of dream themes were no­ticed.

For instance a cluster was noted in women past middle age, they dreamt of walking in a town and losing their hus­band. Description of these clusters can be seen in son and husband under family; losing teeth under body; flying; secret room under house; dead people; individuation. See also dream as meeting place; dream as spiritual guide; dream as therapist and healer; sex in dreams; ESP in dreams. ... categories of dreams dream meaning

Computers And Dreams

Because of the ease with which computers can file, son, cross reference and present informa­tion, a great deal of work has been done in analysing the content of thousands of dreams (The Content Analysis oj Dreams, Hall and Van De Castle). As computers are an every­day pan of many homes, we can easily use them to gain insight into our own dreams. Two areas of help are as follows.

We can enter many dreams, then with a program such as Seeker or Masterfile, easily scan through them to see the fre­quency of dream themes. This approach to dreams—self in­sight through a series of dreams—is explained by Hall in The Meaning of Dreams. Important issues in our life and develop­ment occur as frequent dream themes, and are easily seen using a computer.

The program Brainstonn (Brainstorm Software Ltd) makes cross referencing dream symbols and associated comments easy. Using this program, if one dreamt of a tree and wrote one s associations, then six months later dreamt of a tree and entered this, the program instantly reminds you of the past reference to tree and can display it. Gradually a reference base of your own dreams and comments can be built up and quickly scanned. Such comparisons help to form a personality profile of yourself or others. ... computers and dreams dream meaning

Displacement

Displacement of aggression from a threaten­ing target to a less threatening one is a common human and animal practice.

If we are angry at our partner we may kick the cat or nag at the children instead of confronting the real target. Freud stated that in dreams we express what we usually censor, or would be censored socially, in terms of behaviour or sexuality, but often in a displaced way. What appears to be most important and full of emotion in the dream may, accord­ing to this statement, be really of least significance. ... displacement dream meaning

Dose

Intimacy, being made aware of; what one feels con­nected with or has ties with; near to, in the sense of making a decision—near to leaving home; close to, as ‘close to finding the solution’; a situation which is near at hand or being con­fronted or realised now. Idioms: at close quarters; close fisted, close on; close to home; that was close. ... dose dream meaning

Creativity And Problem Solving In Dreams

Few dreams are, by themselves, problem solving or creative.

The few excep­tions are usually very clear. Example: ‘My mother-in-law died of cancer. I had watched the whole progression of her illness, and was very upset by her death. Shortly after she died the relatives gathered and began to sort through her belongings to share them out. That was the climax of my upset and distress, and I didn’t want any part of this sorting and taking her things. That night I dreamt I was in a room with all the relatives. They were sorting her things, and I felt my waking distress. Then my mother-in-law came into the room. She was very real and seemed happy. She said for me not to be upset as she didn’t at all mind her relatives taking her things. When I woke from the dream all the anxiety and upset had disap­peared. It never returned (told to author dunng a talk given to the Housewives Register in Ilfracombe).

Although in any collection of dreams such clearcut prob­lem solving is fairly rare, nevertheless the basic function in dreams appears to be problem solving.

The proof of this lies in research done in dream withdrawal. As explained in the entry science, sleep and dreams, subjects are woken up as they begin to dream, therefore denying them dreams. This quickly leads to disorientation and breakdown of normal functioning, showing that a lot of problem solving occurs in dreams, even though it may not be as obvious as in the exam­ple. This feature of dreaming can be enhanced to a marked degree by processing dreams and arriving at insights into the information they contain. This enables old problems to be cleared up and new information and attitudes to be brought into use more quickly. Through such active work one be­comes aware of the self, which Carl Jung describes as a cen­tre, but which we might think of as a synthesis of all our experience and being. Gaining insight and allowing the self entrance into our waking affairs, as M L. Von Franz says in Man and His Symbols, gradually produces a wider and more mature personality’ which emerges, and by degrees becomes effective and even visible to others’.

The function of dreams may well be described as an effort on the part of our life process to support, augment and help mature waking consciousness.

A study of dreams suggests that the creative forces which are behind the growth of our body are also inextricably connected with psychological develop­ment. In fact, when the process of physical growth stops, the psychological growth continues.

If this is thwarted in any way, it leads to frustration, physical tension and psychosomatic and eventually physical illness.

The integration of experience.

which dreams are always attempting, if successful cannot help but lead to personal growth. But it is often frozen by the individual avoiding the growing pains’, or the discomfon of breaking through old concepts and beliefs.

Where there is any attempt on the pan of our conscious personality to co-operate with this, the creative aspect of dreaming emerges. In fact anything we are deeply involved in, challenged by or attempting, we will dream about in a creative way. Not only have communities like the American Indians used dreams in this manner—to find better hunting, solve community problems, find a sense of personal life direction— but scientists, writers, designers and thousands of lay people have found very real information in dreams After all, through dreams we have personal use of the greatest computer ever produced in the history of the world—the human brain.

1- In Genesis 41, the story of Pharaoh’s dream is told—the seven fat cows and the seven thin cows. This dream was creative in that, with Joseph’s interpretation, it resolved a national problem where famine followed years of plenty. It may very well be an example of gathered information on the history of Egypt being in the mind of Pharaoh, and the dream putting it together in a problem solving way. See dream process as computer.

2- William Blake dreamt his dead brother showed him a new way of engraving copper. Blake used the method success­fully.

3- Otto Leowi dreamt of how to prove that nervous impulses were chemical rather than electncal. This led to his Nobel prize.

4- Friedrich Kekule tned for years to define the structure of benzene. He dreamt of a snake with its tail in its mouth, and woke to realise this explained the molecular forma­tion of the benzene ring. He was so impressed he urged colleagues, ‘Gentlemen, leam to dream.’

5- Hilprecht had an amazing dream of the connection be­tween two pieces of agate which enabled him to translate an ancient Babylonian inscription.

6- Elias Howe faced the problem of how to produce an effec­tive sewing machine.

The major difficulty was the needle. He dreamt of natives shaking spears with holes in their points. This led to the invention of the Singer sewing ma­chine.

7- Robert Louis Stevenson claims to have dreamt the plot of many of his stories.

8- Albert Einstein said that during adolescence he dreamt he was riding a sledge. It went faster and faster until it reached the speed of light.

The stars began to change into amazing patterns and colours, dazzling and beautiful. His meditation on that dream throughout the years led to the theory of relativity.

To approach our dreams in order to discover their creativity, first decide what problematic or creative aspect of your life needs ‘dream power’. Define what you have already leamt or know about the problem. Write it down, and from this clarify what it is you want more insight into.

If this breaks down into several issues, choose one at a time. Think about the issue and pursue it as much as you can while awake. Read about it, ask people’s opinions, gather information. This is all data for the dream process.

If the question still needs further insight, be­fore going to sleep imagine you are putting the question to your internal store of wisdom, computer, power centre, or whatever image feels right.

For some people an old being who is neither exclusively man nor woman is a working image.

In the morning note down whatever dream you remember. It does not matter if the dream does not appear to deal with the question; Elias Howe’s native spears were an outlandish image, but nevertheless contained the information he needed. Investigate the dream using the techniques given in the entry dream processing. Some problems take time to define, so use the process until there is a resolution.

If it is a major problem, it may take a year or so; after all, some resolutions need re­structuring of the personality, because the problem cannot disappear while we still have the same attitudes and fears. See secret of the universe dreams; dream processing. ... creativity and problem solving in dreams dream meaning

Dream Analysis

Sigmund Freud was the founder of modern therapeutic analysis of dreams. Freud encouraged clients to relax on a couch and allow free associations to arise in con­nection with aspects of their dream. In this way he helped the person move from the surface images (manifest content) of the dream to the underlying emotions, fantasies and wishes (latent content), often connected with early childhood. Be­cause dreams use condensation—a mass of different ideas or experiences all represented by one dream image or event— Freud stated that the manifest content was meagre’ compared with the ‘richness and variety’ of latent content.

If one suc­ceeds in touching the feelings and memories usually con­nected with a dream image, this becomes apparent because of the depth of insight and experience which arises. Although ideally the Freudian analyst helps the client discover their own experience of their dream, it can occur that the analyst puts to the client readymade views of the dream. Out of this has occurred the idea of someone else ‘analysing or telling us about our dream.

Carl Jung used a different approach. He applied amplifica­tion (see entry), helped the client explore their associations, used active imagination (see entry) and stuck to the structure of the dream. Because amplification also put to the client the information and experience of the therapist, again the dreamwork can be largely verbal and intellectual, rather than experiential.

In the approach of Fritz Perls (gestalt therapy) and Moreno (psychodrama), dream analysis is almost entirely experiential.

The person exploring the dream acts out or verbalises each role or aspect of the dream.

If one dreamt of a house, in gestalt one might stan by saying I am a house’ and then go on to describe oneself just as one is as the particular house in the dream.

It is important, even if the house were one existing externally, not to attempt a description of the external house, but to stay with the house as it was in the dream. This is like amplification, except the client gives all the information. This can be a very dramatic and emotional experience because we begin consciously to touch the immense realms of experience usually hidden behind the image. When successful this leads to personal insights into behaviour and creativity. See dream processing; amplification; gestalt dream work.

dream as a meeting place Any two people, or group of people who share their dreams, particularly if they explore the associated feelings and thoughts connected with the dream images, achieve social intimacy quickly. Whether it is a family sharing their dreams, or two fnends, an environment can be created in which the most profound feelings, painful and wonderful, can be allowed. Such exposure of the usually pri­vate areas of one s feelings and fears often presents new infor­mation to the dreamer, and also allows ventilation of what may never have been consciously expressed before. In doing so a healing release is reached, but also greater self under­standing and the opportunity to think over or reconsider what is discovered.

Herbert Reed, editor of the dream magazine Sundance, and resident in Virginia Beach, Va., initiated group dreaming ex­periments. It started because Reed noticed that in the dream groups he was running, when one of the group aired a prob­lem, other members would subsequently dream about that person’s problem. He went on to suggest the group should attempt this purposely and the resulting dreams shared to see if they helped the person with the problem.

The reported dreams often formed a more detailed view of the person’s situation. In one instance the group experienced many dream images of water. It aided the woman who was seeking help to admit she had a phobia of water and to begin thinking about learning to swim. In another experiment, a woman presented the problem of indecision about what college to transfer to and what to study. Her group subsequently said they were confused because they had not dreamt about school. Several had dreams about illicit sex. though, which led the woman to admit she was having an affair with a married man. She went on to realise that it was the affair which was underlying her indecision. She chose to end the affair and further her career.

Whatever may be underlying the results of Reed’s expen- ments, it is noticeably helpful to use the basic principles he is working with. They can be used by two people equally as well as a group—by a parent and child, wife and husband, busi­nessman and employee. One sets out to dream about each other through mutual agreement. Like any undertaking, the involvement, and therefore the results, are much more pro­nounced if there is an issue of reasonable importance behind the experiment. It helps if one imagines that during sleep you are going to meet each other to consider what is happening between you. Then sleep, and on waking take time to recall any dream. Note it down, even if it seems far removed from what you expected. Then explore its content using the tech­niques in dream processing.

Example: My wife and I decided to attempt to meet in our dreams. I dreamt I was in a room similar to the back bedroom of my previous marnage. My present wife was with me. She asked me to help her move the wardrobe. It reminded me of, but did not look like, the one which had been in that bed­room. I stood with my back to it, and reached my hands up to press on the top, inside. In this way I carried it to another wall. As I put it down the wood broke. I felt it ought to be thrown away’ (Thomas B). Thomas explored the dream and found he connected feelings about his first marriage with the wardrobe and bedroom. In fact the shabby wardrobe was Tom’s feelings of shabbiness at having divorced his first wife. In his first marriage, represented by the bedroom, he always felt he was married for life. In divorcing, he had done some­thing he didn’t like and was carrying it about with him. He says ‘1 am carrying this feeling of shabbiness and second best into my present relationship, and I need to get rid of it.’

dream as a spiritual guide Dreams have always been con­nected with the spiritual side of human experience, even though today many spiritual leaders disagree with consider­ation of dreams. Because dreams put the dreamer in touch with the source of their own internal wisdom and certainty, some conflict has existed between authoritative priesthood and public dreaming.

A lay person finding their own ap­proach to God in a dream might question the authority of the priests. No doubt people frequently made up dreams about God in order to be listened to. Nevertheless, despite opposi­tion, Matthew still dreamt of an angel appearing to him, Jo­seph was still warned by God to move Jesus; Peter still dreamt his dream of the unclean animals.

The modern scientific approach has placed large question marks against the concept of the human spirit. Study of the brain’s functions and biochemical activities have led to a sense of human personality being wholly a series of biological and biochemical events.

The results of this in the relationship between doctor and patient, psychiatrist and client, some­times results in the communication of human personality be­ing of little consequence. It may not be put into words, but the intimation is that if one is depressed it is a biochemical prob­lem or a brain malfunction.

If one is withdrawn or autistic, it is not that there is a vital centre of personality which has for some reason chosen to avoid contact, but that a biochemical or physiological problem is the cause—it’s nothing personal, take this pill (to change the biochemistry, because you are not really a person). Of course we have to accept that human personality must sometimes face the tragedy of biochemical malfunction, but we also need to accept that biochemical and physiological process can be changed by human will and courage.

In attempting to find what the human spirit is by looking at dreams, creativity stands out.

The spiritual nature may not be what we have traditionally considered it to be.

An overview of dreams and how dreamers relate to them suggests one amaz­ing fact. Let us call it the ‘seashell effect’. When we hear sounds in a shell that we hold to our ear, the noises heard seem exterior to oneself, yet they are most likely amplification of sounds created in our own ear, perhaps by the passage of blood. Imagine an electronic arcade machine which the player could sit in and, when running, the player could be engulfed in images, sounds, smell and sensation. At first there is shim­mering darkness, then a sound, and lights move. Is it a face seen, or a creature. Like Rorschach’s ink blots, the person creates figures and scenes out of the shapeless light and sound.

A devil appears which terrifies the player. People, de­mons, animals, God and angels appear and fade. Scenes are clearcut or a maelstrom of movement and ill-defined activity. Events arise showing every and any aspect of human experi­ence. Nothing is impossible.

If, on stepping out, we told the player that what occurred was all their own creation due to unconscious feelings, fears, habits, thoughts and physiological processes occurring within them, like the seashell effect, they might say ‘Good God, is that all it was, and I thought it was real. What a waste of time.’

Whether we can accept it or not, as a species we have created out of our own longings, fears, pain and perhaps vi­sion, God, with many different names—politics, money, dev­ils, nationalism, angels, an, and so on and on. All of it has flowed out of us. Perhaps we even deny we are the authors of the Bible, wars, social environments. Responsibility is diffi­cult.

It is easier to believe the source is outside oneself. And if we do take responsibility for our amazing creativity, we may feel ‘is that all it is—me?’ Yet out of such things, such fears, such drives, such unconscious patterns as we shape our dreams with, we shape our life and fonune, we shape our children, we shape the world and our future.

The shadow of fear we create in our dream, the situation of aloneness and anger, becomes a pattern of feelings, real in its world of mind. We create a monster, a Djinn, a devil, which then haunts and influences us. Or with feelings of hope, of purposiveness and love, create other forces in us and the world. But we are the creator. We are in no way separate from the forces which create our existence. We are those creative forces. In the deep­est sense, not just as an ego, we create ourselves, and we go on creating ourselves. We are the God humanity has looked so long for.

The second aspect of the human spirit demonstrated by dreams is consciousness.

The unconscious mind, if its func­tion is not clogged with a backlog of undealt with painful childhood experience and nonfunctional premises, has a pro­pensity to form gestalts. It takes pieces of experience and fits them together to form a whole. This is illustrated by how we form gestalts when viewing newsprint photographs, which are made up of many small dots. Our mind fits them together and sees them as a whole, giving meaning where there are only dots. When the human mind is working well, when the indi­vidual can face a wide range of emotions, from fear and pain to ecstasy, this process of forming gestalts can operate very creatively. This is because it needs conscious involvement, and if the personality is frightened of deep feeling, the uniting of deeply infantile and often disturbing cxpcrience is cut out. Yet these areas are very rich mines of information, containing our most fundamental learning.

If the process is working well, then one’s expenence is gradually transformed into insights which transcend and thereby transform one s personal life.

For instance, we have witnessed our own binh in some manner, we also see many others appeanng as babies. We see people ageing, dying. We see millions of events in our life and in others.

The uncon­scious, deeply versed in imagery, ritual and body language, out of which it creates its dreams, picks up information from music, architecture, traditional rituals, people walking in the street, the unspoken world of parental influence.

The sources are massive, unbelievable. And out of it all our mind creates meaning. Like a process of placing face over face over face until a composite face is formed, a synthesis of all the faces; so the unconscious scans all this information and creates a world view, a concept of life and death.

The archetypes Jung talks of are perhaps the resulting synthesis of our own expenence, reaching points others have met also.

If so, then Chnst might be our impression of humanity as a whole.

If we dare to touch such a synthesis of experience it may be seanng, breathtaking.

It breaks the boundaries of our present personality and con­cepts because it transcends. It shatters us to let the new vision emerge. It reaches, it soars, like an eagle flying above the single events of life. Perhaps because of this the great hawk of ancient Egypt represented the human spirit.

Lastly, humans have always been faced by the impossible.

To a baby, walking and not wetting its pants is impossible, but with many a fall and accident it does the impossible.

It is a god in its achievement.

To talk, to fly heavier-than-air planes, to walk on the Moon, were all impossible. Humans challenge the impossible every day. Over and over they fall, back into defeat. Many lie there broken. Yet with the next moment along come youngsters with no more sense than grasshoppers, and because they don’t know what the differ­ence is between right and left, do the impossible. Out of the infinite potential, the great unknown, they draw something new. With hope, with folly, with a wisdom they gain from who knows where, they demand more. And it’s a common everyday son of miracle. Mothers do it constantly for their children—transcending themselves. Lovers go through hell and heaven for each other and flower beyond who they were. You and I grow old on it as our daily bread, yet fail to see how holy it is. And if we turn away from it, it is because it offers no certainties, gives no authority, claims no reward.

It is the spir­itual life of people on the street. And our dreams remember, even if we fail.

For this is the body and blood of the human spirit.

dream as a therapist and healer There is a long tradition of using dreams as a base for both physical and psychological healing. One of the earliest recorded incidents of such healing is when Pharaoh’s ‘spirit was troubled, and he sent for all the magicians of Egypt and all its wise men; and Pharaoh told them his dream, but there was none who could interpret it’. Then Joseph revealed the meaning of the dream and so the healing of Pharaoh’s troubled mind took place (Genesis 41).

The Greek Temples of Asclepius were devoted to using dreams as a base for healing of body and mind (see dreams and ancient Greece).

The Iroquois Amerindians used a social form of dream therapy also (see Iroquoian dream cult).

The dream process was used much more widely throughout his­tory in such practices as Pentecostal Christianity, shaktipat yoga in India, and Anton Mesmer’s groups (see sleep move­ments).

Sigmund Freud pioneered the modern approach to the use of dreams in therapy, but many different approaches have developed since his work. Examples of the therapeutic action of gaining insight into dreams are to be found in the entnes on abreaction, recurring dreams, reptiles.

The entry on dream processing gives information about using a dream to gain insight and healing. See also dream as meeting place.

A feature which people who use their dreams as a thera­peutic tool mention again and again is how dreams empower them. Many of us have an unconscious feeling that any impor­tant healing work regarding our body and mind can only be undertaken and directed by an expert, the expert might be a doctor, a psychiatrist, psychotherapist, or osteopath. Witness­ing the result of their own dream process, even if helped by an expert, people feel in touch with a wonderful internal process which is working actively for their own good. One woman, who had worked on her dream with the help of a fnend (non expert), said It gave me great confidence in my own internal process. I realised there was something powerful in myself working for my own good. It was a feeling of cooperating with life.’ One is frequently amazed by one’s own resources of wisdom, penetrating insight and sense of connection with life, as met in dreamwork. This is how dreams play a pan in helping one towards wholeness and balance.

The growing awareness of one’s central view of things, which is so wide, piercing and often humorous, brings developing self respect as the saga of one’s dreams unfolds.

There may be no hint of this, however, if a person simply records their dreams without attempting to find a deeply felt contact with their contents.

It is in the searching for associ­ated feelings and ideas that the work of integrating the many strands of one’s life begins. Gradually one weaves, through a co-operative action with the dream process, a greater unifica­tion of the dark and the light, the painful and transcendent in one’s nature.

The result is an extraordinary process of educa­tion. ... dream analysis dream meaning

Dream Deprivation

See science, sleep and dreams. ... dream deprivation dream meaning

Dead Husband Or Wife

Many dreams of dead people come from women who have lost their husband.

It is common to have disturbing dreams for some period afterwards; or not be able to dream about the husband (or wife) at all; or to see the partner in the distance but not get near. In accepting the death, meeting any feelings of loss, grief, anger and continu­ing love, the dream may become as below.

The example both shows the resolution of the loss, but also the paradox felt at realising the meeting was an inner reality. Example: ‘A couple of months ago as I was waking I felt my husband’s arm across me and most realistically experienced my hand wrapping around his arm and turning towards him (which I had done so often in his lifetime) and saying “1 thought you had died. Thank God you have not.” Then I awoke alone and terribly shaken’ (Mrs I).

A critic might say this is only a dream in which a lonely woman is replaying memories of her dead husband’s presence for her own comfort—thus her disap­pointment on being disillusioned. Whatever our opinion, the woman has within her such memories to replay. These are reality.

The inner reality is of what experience was left within her from the relationship. Her challenge is whether she can meet this treasure with its share of pain, and draw out of it the essence which enriches her own being. That is the spiritual life of her husband.

The aliveness’ of her husband in that sense is also social, because many other people share memo­ries of him. What arises in their own lives from such memo­ries is the observable influence of the now dead person.

But the dead also touch us more mysteriously, as in the next example. Example: In a recent news programme on tele­vision, a man who survived a Japanese prisoner of war camp in Singapore had been given a photograph of children by a dying soldier he did not know.

The man had asked him to tell his family of his death, but did not give his name.

The photo­graph was kept for 40 odd years, the man still wanting to complete his promise but not knowing how. One night he dreamt he was told the man’s name. Enquiries soon found the family of the man, who had an identical photograph. See husband under family. ... dead husband or wife dream meaning

Dead People Dreams

Example: ‘My husband’s mother, no longer alive, came and slid her arms carefully under me and lifted me up. I shouted “Put me down! Put me down! I don’t want to go yet.” She carefully lowered me on to the bed and disappeared’ (EH). Most dreams in which dead people appear are expressive of our attempts to deal with our feelings, guilt or anger in connection with the person who died, or our own feelings about death. In the example the dreamer is feeling fear about being carried off by death.

When someone close to us dies we go through a period of change from relating to them as an external reality, to meeting and accepting them as alive in our memories and inner life. In the next example the man has not only come to terms with his mother’s and his own death, but also found this inner reality. Example: A dark grey sugar loaf form materialised. This pillar lightened in shade as I watched. It didn’t move. I began to think it was Mrs Molten who died in 1956.

The feeling grew stronger but still the colour lightened. Then it bent over and kissed my head. In that instant I knew it was my mother.

An ecstatic joy and happiness such as I have never known on earth suffused me. That happiness remained constantly in mind for the next few days’ (Mr M). ... dead people dreams dream meaning

Dream Within Dream

A dream presents us with emotions or information we may be avoiding while awake. Usually a dream within a dream is a ploy one uses to explain away the impact of the feelings met—which is all the more reason to understand the dream. ... dream within dream dream meaning

Erotic Dreams

See sex in dreams. ... erotic dreams dream meaning

Forgetfulness Of Dreams

See science, sleep and dreams, fortress See house, buildings. ... forgetfulness of dreams dream meaning

Gestalt Dream Work

See dream processing. ... gestalt dream work dream meaning

Jokes In Dreams

See wordplay, puns. ... jokes in dreams dream meaning

Record, Cassette, Cd, Computer Disc

Can simply be the son of pleasure we feel on listening to music; the impressions left on us by events, people, and therefore memory, but often memory integrated by the unconscious into insights; the im­pression we might leave behind at death—what remains of us; the impression we would like to give others. Idioms: for the record; track record. ... record, cassette, cd, computer disc dream meaning

Death And Rebirth

The symbols of death or the fear of death can be: sunset; evening; a crossed river or falling in a river, a skeleton; snarling dogs; sleep; anaesthetic; gravestones; ceme­tery; blackness, or something black; ace of spades; a fallen mirror; stopped clock; a pulled tooth; an empty abyss, the chill wind; falling leaves; a withering plant; an empty house; a lightning-struck tree; coffin; struggling breaths; the dead ani­mal in the gutter; the rotting carcass, underground; the depths of the sea; the Void.

What lies beyond death is conjecture, but the archetype of death we are considering is not completely about physical death.

It is about our observation of it in others; our concep­tions of it gained from our culture and our impressions; the feelings which generate around our experiences and thoughts; our attempts to deal with our own aging and approach to death, plus what material the deeper strata of our unconscious release regarding it.

It is about how our sense of conscious personal existence meets the prospect of its disintegration.

Unless we can come to terms with what is behind the haunting images of death we meet in our dreams, we fail to live fully and daringly, we are too haunted by death lurking in the shadows of injury and the unknown. Images of death and the associated emotions, carried within for years, can have a negative influence on our health. Coming to terms means the courage to feel the emotions of fear or chill and discover them for what they are—emotions. They are certainly not death, only our feelings about it.

The differences shown in the two following examples illustrate the avoiding and the meeting. Example: 4So to get to the bedroom I had to jump across this gap. I tried to jump but missed and I fell and hit the bottom.

The next thing I remember was I was floating up. I looked down and saw myself lying face down with arms spread out and I suddenly realised I was dead. I was so frightened that I woke up. I had the feelings of fear of dying, but I felt no pain’ (Cath). Example: “Suddenly I was in a huge underground cav­ern. It was hundreds of feet high and as wide. It had two great statues in it, both to do with death.

The whole place overpow­ered me with a sense of decay and skeletal death, darkness, underground, earth, the end. I cried out in the dismal cave, “Death, where is your sting! Grave, where is your victory!” I immediately had the sense of being a bodiless awareness. I knew this was what occurred at death. Fear and the sense of decay left me’ (Andrew).

Summarising these and many other dreams, it is not only the accumulated images of death, but also bodilessness and loss of power and identity which bring so much fear. There are two antipodes of human experience. At the tip of one is focused self-determining self consciousness. At the tip of the other is unfocused void without identity. Strangely enough we experience both each day in some degree—the first while awake, the second when we sleep. Yet to face the second with consciousness feels like all the horrors of death and loss. Yet facing it is important, especially to the second half of life.

The symbols of rebirth are: the cave; an egg; spring; the tree; the cross; dawn; emerging out of the sea; the snake; the bird; a seed; arising from the earth or faeces; green shoot from a dead branch; phoenix; flame; a pearl; the womb. Rebirth is as difficult to face as death. It holds within it not just the memones of the struggles and difficulties of our own physical birth and growth, but also the challenge of becoming the un­known future, the dark possibility, the new.

The dream of Andrew in the underground cavern is an example of positive rebirth. After realising himself as bodiless awareness he emerges from the cave and finds himself near a tree. Example: ‘A tremendous jolt of power poured into me from the tree. I saw that we had arrived at a place where a line of trees, about a 100 yards in length, stood very close together in a slight semicircle on the top of a bank.

The trees had great spiritual power and the place was a holy temple. Two spiritual beings were there—an ancient Earth Being, and Christ’ (Andrew).

The next example is of a dream typical of meeting memo­ries of physical birth. As can be seen, the experience is pow­erful enough to cause physical shaking. Example: All I can see of what I enter is a very narrow space with a light showing through. But immediately I enter I realise I have made a mis­take for I am being forced swiftly through a dark, very narrow tunnel. I feel pain as I am dragged along and I hear loud banging noises which frighten me, but although they are loud they seem to come from inside my head. I feel terrified and breathless and very relieved when I wake before reaching the end of the tunnel. In fact as I write this account I am shiver­ing” (female, anon). ... death and rebirth dream meaning

Religion And Dreams

In most ancient cultures, consider­ation and even veneration of dreams played a great pan. Some groups felt that dream life was more real and imponant than waking life. Not only were dreams looked to for information about hunting (Eskimo groups), but also for ways of healing physical and psychological ills (Greek dream temples) and insights into the medicinal properties of herbs, barks and clays (African tribal witchdoctors). Common to most of these groups, and evident in the Old Testament, was also the sense that through dreams one had awareness of the transcendental or supersensible. St Peter’s dream of the sheet and unclean animals was a turning point in the history of western socicty —as was Constantine’s dream of his victory if he used the symbol of Christianity.

At its most fundamental, the human religious sense emerges out of several factors. One is the awareness of ex­isting amidst external and internal forces of nature which cause us to feel vulnerable and perhaps powerless. Such natu­ral processes as illness, death, growth and decay, earthquakes, the seasons, confront us with things which are often beyond our ability to control. Considenng the information and re­sources of the times, one of religion’s main functions in the past was the attempted control of the ‘uncertain’ factors in human life, and help towards psychological adjustment to vali­ne rability. Religions were the first social programmes aiding the human need for help and support towards emotional, mental, physical and social health and maturity. Even if prim­itive, such programmes helped groups of people to gain a common identity and live in reasonable harmony together. Like a computer program which is specific to a particular business, such programmes were specific to a particular group, and so are outdated in today’s need for greater integra­tion with other races. Religions also offered some sort of con­cept of and connection with the roots of being.

Example: ‘For two nights running I have dreamt the same nightmare. I am in a chapel walking down the first flight of several flights of steps when I hear loud noises behind me. I am told to run, being warned of the soldiers who ride the cavalry horses nght down the steps, and who run you over if you are in their way.

The horses are fierce and they absolutely race down the steps at the same time every day, and you literally have to lock yourself away in a nearby room which is a long way down the chapel. I ran into the room hearing the pounding of the horses’ hooves. It was a terrible pandemo­nium in that chapel. In the room were school children the same age as me and some perhaps younger’ (Maria H). Maria, who is 16, in describing her dream says she had recently been confronted with whether to have a sexual relationship with her boyfriend. Religion, represented by the chapel, is Maria’s way of locking out her powerful sexual urges. Many dreams show that religion, as a set of beliefs, is used as a way of avoiding anxiety in the face of life’s uncertainties.

For many people, the rigid belief system helps them to avoid uncertainty in making decisions.

Dreams also portray and define the aspect of human expe­rience in which we sense a kinship with all life forms. This is the side of spiritual expenence through which we find a con­nection with the roots of our being. While awake we might see the birth of a colt and feel the wonder of emergence and newness; the struggle to stand up and survive, the miracle of physical and sexual power which can be accepted or feared. In looking in the faces of fellow men and women we see something of what they have done in this strange and painful wonder we call life. We see whether they have been crushed by the forces confronting them; whether they have become ngid; or whether, through some common miracle, they have been able to carry into their mature years the laughter, the crying, the joy, the ability to feel pain, that are the very signs of life within the human soul. These things are sensed by us all, but seldom organised into a comprehensive view of life, and an extraction of meaning. Often it is only in our dreams, through the ability the unconscious has to draw out the signif­icance of such widely divergent expenences, that we glimpse the unity behind phenomena which is an essential of spiritual life, i.e. we all have a life, we breathe, we have come from a mother, so share a universal experience.

Example: To quote J.B. Priestley from his book Rain Upon Godshill: ‘Just before I went to Amenca, dunng the exhausting weeks when I was busy with my Time Plays, I had such a dream, and I think it left a greater impression on my mind than any experience I had ever known before, awake or in dreams, and said more to me about this life than any book I have ever read.

The setting of the dream was quite simple, and owed something to the fact that not long before my wife had visiied the lighthouse here at St Catherine’s to do some bird ringing. I dreamt I was standing at the top of a very high tower, alone, looking down upon myriads of birds all flying in one direction; every kind of bird was there, all the birds in the world. It was a noble sight, this vast aerial river of birds. But now in some mysterious fashion the gear was changed, and time speeded up, so that I saw generations of birds, watched them break their shells, flutter into life, mate, weaken, falter and die. Wings grew only to crumble; bodies were sleek, and then, in a flash bled and shrivelled; and death struck every­where at every second. What was the use of all this blind struggle towards life, this eager trying of wings, this hurried mating, this flight and surge, all this gigantic meaningless ef­fort? As I stared down, seeming to see every creature’s ignoble little history almost at a glance, I felt sick at heart. It would be better if not one of them, if not one of us, had been bom, if the struggle ceased for ever. I stood on my tower, still alone, desperately unhappy. But now the gear was changed again, and the time went faster still, and it was rushing by at such a rate, that the birds could not show any movement, but were like an enormous plain sown with feathers. But along this plain, flickering through the bodies themselves, there now passed a sort of white flame, trembling, dancing, then hurry­ing on; and as soon as I saw it I knew that this white flame was life itself, the very quintessence of being; and then it came to me, in a rocket burst of ecstasy, that nothing mattered, nothing could ever matter, because nothing else was real but this quivering and hurrying lambency of being. Birds, men and creatures not yet shaped and coloured, all were of no account except so far as this flame of life travelled through them. It left nothing to mourn over behind it, what I had thought was tragedy was mere emptiness or a shadow show; for now all real feeling was caught and purified and danced on ecstatically with the white flame of life. I had never before felt such deep happiness as I knew at the end of my dream of the tower and the birds.’

Some Nonh American Indians developed the totem out of similar processes. In one generation a person might learn to plant a seed and eat the results. Later someone might see that through fertilisation more food was produced. Still later some­one found that by irrigating, still more improvement was made. No one individual was responsible for such vital cul­tural information, and the collective information is bigger than any one person, yet individuals can partake of it and add to it.

The totem represented such subtle realities, as it might in a modem dream; as Christ might in today’s unconscious. That older cultures venerated their collective information, and that modem humans seem largely apathetic to it, shows how our ‘religion’ has degenerated. Yet utilising the power of the unconscious to portray the subtle influences which impinge upon us, and building the information gained into our re­sponse to life, is deeply important.

With the growth of authoritarian structures in western reli­gion, and the dominance of the rational mind over feeling values, dreams have been pushed into the background. With this change has developed the sense that visionary dreams were something which ‘superstitious* cultural groups had in the past. Yet thoroughly modem men and women still meet Christ powerfully in dreams and visions. Christ still appears to them as a living being.

The transcendental, the collective or universal enters their life just as frequently as ever before. Sometimes it enters with insistence and power, because a too rational mind has led to an unbalance in the psyche—a bal­ance in which the waking and rational individuality is one pole, and the feeling, connective awareness of the uncon­scious is the other.

Although it is tempting to think of the transcendent as ethereal or unreal, the religious in dreams is nearly always a symbol for the major processes of maturing in human life. We are the hero/ine who meets the dangers of life outside the womb, who faces growth, ageing and death.

The awe and deep emotions we unconsciously feel about such heroic deeds are depicted by religious emotion.

See angel; Christ, rebirth and Devil under archetypes; church; evil; fish, sea creatures; example in whale under fish, sea creatures; heaven, hell; sweets under food; dream as spiritual guide. See also hero/ine; mass; masturbation; old; paralysis; colours; sheep under animals. ... religion and dreams dream meaning

Tramp, Drop Out

The ignored or little expressed side of oneself, the ‘yes but’ syndrome—I would make an effon in life, but I’m broke, people put me down, others are against me, I come from a broken home, I’ve had a hard time in life, life owes me a living feeling. In a woman’s dream: may refer to the negative feelings and thoughts connected with your urge towards personal identity and success—a woman can’t make it in the world, it’s a man’s world, my husband puts me down feelings and attitudes. ... tramp, drop out dream meaning

Badge / Insignia / Decoration

A symbol of belonging, of which you have dreamed repeatedly, from which you feel rejected. How was the sense of belonging demonstrated? Was the badge given / awarded for something?... badge / insignia / decoration dream meaning

Ball (dancing)

Dissatisfaction with the social situation (similar to Aristocrat), or enjoying social recognition.

A ball also is considered the place where one is introduced to social / cultivated passion.... ball (dancing) dream meaning

Defence

mechanisms Although the dream process attempts to release difficult emotions, trauma and past experience, most people have inbuilt mechanisms which prevent this spontane­ous healing activity.

It is natural to pull our hand away from a hot surface because of the pain. We do this ‘without thinking’. Similarly we unconsciously pull away from any painful or frightening emotions, even though it may be in our best inter­ests to release or integrate them.

The non-release leads to physical tension; a massive use of energy to contain such emotions, and even development of physical illness. Resis­tance may also be in the form of not wanting to change, fear of the new; feeling threatened by fresh views of life or any questioning of the values one has long lived by.

To free one­self from such resistances needs a positive motivation and the learning of new psychological and even physical skills, as presented in forms of psychotherapy. ... defence dream meaning

Deja

vu Many dreamers say they find a connection between a place they dream of—especially a house—and a place they later see while awake. Most of these descriptions appear to be attempts to find connections obvious to no one but the dreamer.

A strong desire to have the inner world connect with the real world seems to be the motivation. This may be through a need for human life to have meaning and connec­tion with a wider, invisible, life.

The evidence of thousands of dreams suggests that searching for meaning in this direction is misplaced. Meaning arises from a love or acceptance of the many aspects of oneself, and thus the expansion of awareness into what was unconscious. While there may be valid cases of dcjd vu, they are rare. ... deja dream meaning

Descending, Down

Example: ‘1 look down and the stairs and bannister rail are swarming alive with a black moving wave of crawling things, like some awful insects; and in the hallway is a swamp with crocodiles and other hideous things. My terror is terrible and I cry out to stop dreaming this night­mare.

The person who actually lived in this part of the house was the owner’s mother. She treated me badly but no one knew as she was artful in her abuse. She pulled me along by my hair, locked me in a cupboard, and once locked me in the orchard—four high walls and a hidden door’ (Rita). Some­thing below us: as in Rita’s dream, where there is fear, it can depict past trauma which is not being faced (literally run away from); something we have left behind or we feel ‘above*.

Descent, going down stairs or in a lift: getting more down to eanh or practical; a return to difficulties after living in our fantasies or escapism, depression; sexual restraint; a return from meta conception (see aura). Descending into cave, cel­lar, hole: awareness of unconscious content, experience of womb existence. Example: Then I was climbing down a steep hill. Arriving at the foot I found rippling sparkling wa­ter. I stopped and looked around and found everything in­credibly beautiful—the green fields and the pebbles in the water, the soft fresh air, then I looked up and the sky was a glorious picture, the sun so warm and the clouds fluffy and soft and pretty. I felt at peace and so happy, and thanked God with all my heart for giving us so much beauty’ (Mrs RE). Going down a hill: can mean loss of status, ageing, failure or death, but is also, as shown in the example, a positive sense of life after death. Idioms: feel down; down and out, down in the dumps; down to earth. ... descending, down dream meaning

Busy Dreams

These are usually a sign of much activity during the day (less often, a suggestion to be more active). In contrast, being an observer in the dream means to be less passive. These dreams may also point to too much stress, indicating that your life has become too frantic. Try to determine whether you see yourself as being very active in the dream or if you seem to be disappearing from view.... busy dreams dream meaning

Cosmic Dreams

When people of antiquity had dreams of strange cosmic events, like fire raining down from heaven, comets, etc., they would report them to the Areopagus in Athens or to the Senate in Rome. According to Jung, such dreams meant that the dreamer was being prepared for a position in government.... cosmic dreams dream meaning

Dam (as In Dike)

Repressed, built-up aggression, similar to Steam. Controlled feelings and suppressed desires. Also protection and security, as in Anchor, Arch, and Buoy.

If the dam breaks, aggressive or compulsive discharge.

To be on top, being healthy.... dam (as in dike) dream meaning

Dam (as In Railroad Embankment)

This symbol always points to a road that is certain and predetermined. Also, the dam could possibly have sexual-erotic meaning, as a first sexual experience.

The dam is also a term used for the perineum, the area between rectum and genitalia.... dam (as in railroad embankment) dream meaning

Dashing Up

A symbol for ascending.... dashing up dream meaning

Dead’end Street

You don’t know how to proceed, you have no solutions. This can be a positive image if you see yourself turn back. Learn from old mistakes. Often the image appears in fearful situations where you are being pursued. This fear can be overcome if you understand that you need to turn around (or back out) in order to free yourself.

If such a fear-based dream image appears, experiment with different behaviors. Changing your behavior almost always leads out of the dead-end situation.

The experience of a dead-end street is, from a developmental point of view, absolutely essential.... dead’end street dream meaning

Dream Process As Computer

The brain is not a computer, but it has the power to compute.

The word computare is Latin, and comes from putare, to think. Neither is a computer any­thing like a human brain. But there are parallels. Christopher Evans, a psychologist, computer scientist and world authority on microprocessors, says the brain and computers are both information handling devices, taking impulses which in them­selves mean nothing, like sound waves, and processing them.

It is also his theory that both computers and the waking-brain function are taken off-line to re-program. Our behaviour re­sponses and information bases need bringing up to date with any new experience and information that is relevant. In the case of the computer, off-line means having modifications made to programs, in the human it means sleeping and dreaming, the dream being the powerful activity of review, sifting and reprogramming. Thirdly, the brain and computer use programs. In humans, a program means a learnt set of responses, values or activities, such as walking or talking, but including more subtle activities such as judging social or busi­ness situations.

If, as Christopher Evans believes, dreaming is partly a pe­riod of revising and updating responses, insights and skills, then by working with the process one can make it more effi­cient.

The background for this statement is that many people have recurring dreams which change very little. Looking at this from the programming’ view, the attempt to revise is thwarted. But individuals can free such ‘stuck’ dreams by us­ing dream processing.

Also, as some dreams are obviously a synthesis of experi­ence and information gathered over a lifetime, the dream pro­cess is much more than a computing function which sorts new information and updates.

It is also capable of creative leaps through synthesis and conjecture. J.B. Priestley’s dream of the birds (see religion and dreams) appears to be a mas­sive synthesis of things observed over a lifetime. It also depicts a brain function like computer simulation, which takes infor­mation and forms it into an expenmental view of possibilities arising from the thousands of millions of separate bits of gath­ered data. See ESP in dreams; creative and problem solving dreams. ... dream process as computer dream meaning

Dreaming The Future

Just before his title fight in 1947, Sugar Ray Robinson dreamt he was in the ring with Doyle. ‘I hit him a few good punches and he was on his back, his blank eyes staring up at me.’ Doyle never moved and the crowd were shouting ‘He’s dead! He’s dead!’ He was so upset by the dream Robinson 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 left hook to the jaw. He never got up, and died the next day.

The problem is that many such dreams felt to be predictive never come true. Often dreamers want to believe they have precognitive dreams, perhaps to feel they will not be surprised by, and thereby anxious about, the future. When the baby son of Charles Lindbergh was kidnapped, and before it was known he was murdered, 1,300 people sent ‘precognitive’ dreams concerning his fate in response to newspaper head­lines. Only seven of these dreams included the three vital factors—that he was dead, naked and in a ditch.

Out of 8,000 dreams in his Registry for Prophetic Dreams,

Robert Nelson, who was sent dreams pnor to what was pre­dicted, has found only 48 which bear detailed and recognis­able connection with later events. ... dreaming the future dream meaning

Debris / Rubble

Internal debris, a challenge to start “cleaning up” and recognizing the gifts and the chances that are hidden behind existing problems.... debris / rubble dream meaning

Defloration

To be deflowered. See Flower.

You are either losing your innocence, or you are opening yourself to the pleasures and joys of life. Something is being pointed out here that cannot be undone. In addition, this dream symbol points to very profound experiences.... defloration dream meaning

Deformed, Being

Emotional wounds that may lead to insecurity and fear. You are unable to evolve fully and have lost your balance. You are longing for your own needs to be fully revealed, and that would again make you beautiful. See Invalid, Cripple. This dream symbol may indicate fear of failure. It may also indicate that a possible failure (being deformed) can be prevented.... deformed, being dream meaning

Deliverance

Always a longing for freedom.... deliverance dream meaning

Dream Processing

Below are described simple techniques which make it possible to gain information quickly from dreams. They have been put as a series of questions.

What is the background to the dream? The most imponant aspects of your everyday life may have influenced the dream or feature in it. Briefly consider any aspects of your life which connect with what appears in the dream. Example: ‘1 have a plane to catch. I get to the plane but the suitcase is never big enough for my clothing which I have left behind. I am always anxious about stuff left behind. I wake still with the feeling of anxiety’ (Jane). When asked, Jane said plane flights had been a big feature of her life. She had moved home often, travelling to different pans of the world, leaving friends and loved ones behind.

What is the main action in the dream? There is often an over­all activity such as walking, looking, worrying, building some­thing, or trying to escape. Define what it is and consider if it is expressive of something you are doing in waking life. Activi­ties such as walking or building a house need to be seen as generalisations; walking can simply represent taking a direc­tion in life. When you have defined the action, look for fur­ther information under the other headings in this book, such as swimming or sitting.

What is your role in the dream? Are you a friend, lover, sol­dier, dictator, watcher or participant in the dream? Consider this in relationship with your everyday life, especially in con­nection with how the dream presents it. Where possible, look for the entry on the role in this book. See dreamer.

Are you active or passive in the dream? By passive is meant not taking the leading role, being only an observer, being directed by other people and events, If you are passive, consider if you live in a similar attitude in your life. See active/passive.

What do you feel in the dream? Define what is felt emotionally and physically. In the physical sense are you tired, cold, re­laxed or hungry? In the emotional sense do you feel sad, angry, lost, tender or frightened anywhere in the dream? This helps clarify what feeling area the dream is dealing with.

It is important also to define whether the feelings in the dream were satisfyingly expressed or whether held back.

If held back they need fuller expression. See emotions and mood.

Is there a because’ factor in the dream? In many dreams something happens, fails to happen, or appears . . . be­cause! For instance, trapped in a room you find a door to escape through. All is dark beyond and you do not go through the door ‘because’ you are frightened of the dark. In this case the ‘because’ factor is fear.

The dream also suggests you are trapped in an unsatisfying life through fear of opportunity or the unknown.

Am I meeting the things I fear in my dream? Because a dream is an entirely inward thing, we create it completely out of our own internal feelings, images, creativity, habits and insights. So even the monsters of our dream are a pan of ourself.

If we run from them it is only aspects of ourself we are avoiding. Through defining what feelings occur in the dream you may be able to clarify what it is you are avoiding. See nightmares; dream as spiritual guide.

What does the dream mean? We alone create the dream while asleep. Therefore, by looking at each symbol or aspect of the dream, we can discover from what feelings, thoughts or expe­rience, what drive or what insight we have created the drama of the dream. In a playful relaxed way, express whatever you think, feel, remember or fantasise when you hold each symbol in mind. Say or write it all, even the seemingly trivial or dan­gerous’ bits. It helps to act the pan of each thing if you can; for instance as a house you might describe yourself as ‘a bit old, but with open doors for family and friends to come in and out. I feel solid and dependable, but I sense there is something hidden in my cellar’. Such statements portray one­self graphically. Consider whatever information you gather as descriptive of your waking life. Try to summarise it, as this will aid the gaining of insight.

Try amplifying your dream You will need the help of one or two friends to use this method.

The basis is to take the role of each part of the dream, as described above. This may seem strange at first, but persist. Supposing your name is Julia and you dreamt you were carrying an umbrella, but failed to use it even though it was raining, you would talk in the first person present—I am an umbrella. Julia is carrying me but for some reason doesn’t use me.’ Having finished saying what you could about yourself, your friend(s) then ask you questions about yourself as the dream figure or object. These questions need to be simple and directly about the dream symbol. So they could ask Are you an old umbrella?’ Does Julia know she is canying you?’ ‘What is your function as an umbrella? ‘Are you big enough to shelter Julia and someone else?’ And so on.

The aim of the questions is to draw out information about the symbol being explored.

If it is a known person or object you are in the role of—your father for instance—the replies to the questions need to be answered from the point of view of what happened in the dream, rather than as in real life. Listen to what you are saying about yourself as the dream symbol, and when your questioneKs) has finished, review your statements to see if you can see how they refer to your life and yourself.

If you are asking the questions, even if you have ideas regarding the dream, do not attempt to interpret. Put your ideas into simple questions the dreamer can respond to. Maintain a sense of curiosity and attempt to understand, to make the dream plain in an everyday language sense. Lead the dreamer towards seeing what the dream means through the questions. When you have exhausted your questions ask the dreamer to summarise what they have gathered from their replies. See postures, movements and body language for an example of how to work with body movement to explore a dream meaning.

Can / alter the dream to find greater satisfaction? Imagine yourself in the dream and continue it as a fantasy or day­dream. Alter the dream in any way that satisfies. Experiment with it, play with it, until you find a fuller sense of self expres­sion.

It is very imponant to note whether any anger or hostil­ity is in the dream but not fully expressed.

If so, let yourself imagine a full expression of the anger. It may be that as this is practised more anger is openly expressed in subsequent dreams. This is healthy, allowing such feelings to be vented and redirected into satisfying ways, individually and socially. In doing this do not ignore any feelings of resistance, pleasure or anxiety. Satisfaction occurs only as we leam to acknowl­edge and integrate resistances and anxieties into what we ex­press. This is a very important step. It gradually changes those of our habits which trap us in lack of satisfaction, poor cre­ativity or inability to resolve problems.

Summary To summarise effectively gather the essence of what you have said about each symbol and the dream as a whole and express it in everyday language. Imagine you are explaining to someone who knows nothing about yourself or the dream. Bnng the dream out of its symbols into everyday comments about yourself.

A man dreamt about a grey, dull office. When he looked at what he said about the office he realised he was talking about the grey, unimaginative world he grew up in after the Second World War, and how it shaped him.

Further information on using these techniques can be found in Tony Crisp s work The Instant Dream Book, published by C.W. Daniel. See amplification; plot of dream; adventure of the dream world; dreamer; postures, movement and body language; settings; symbols and dreaming; word analysis of dreams; wordplay and puns. ... dream processing dream meaning

Dreamer

Our current ‘self image’ is displayed by what we do in our dreams.

If we are the active and central character in our dreams, then we have a positive, confident image of our­self.

The role we place ourself in is also the one we feel at home with, or one which is habitual to us.

If we are con­stantly a victim in our dreams, we need to consider whether we are living such a role in everyday life. Dreams may help us look at our self image from a more detached viewpoint. We can look back on what we do in a dream more easily than we can on our everyday waking behaviour. This helps us under­stand our attitudes or stance, a very growth-promoting experi­ence.

It is important to understand the viewpoint of the other dream characters also; although they depict secondary views, they enlarge us through acquaintance. See identity and dreams.

What we ourself are doing in our dreams is an expression of how we see ourselves at the time of the dream, our stance or attitude to life, or what could be generalised as our self image. It typifies what aspects of our nature we identify with most strongly.

Example: My husband and I are at some sort of social club.

The people there are ex-workmates of mine and I am having a wonderful time and am very popular. My husband is enjoying my enjoyment’ (quoted from article by the author in She magazine).

The dreamer describes herself as ‘a mature 41- year old’.

The dream, and her description of it, sum up her image of herself in just a few words. She sees herself as attrac­tive, sociable, liked, happily married. She is probably good looking and healthy. But the dream carries on. She and her husband ‘are travelling down a country lane in an open horse drawn carriage.

It is very dark and is in the areas we used to live. We come to a hump-backed bridge, and as we amve at the brow of the bridge a voice says, “Fair lady, come to me.” My body is suddenly lying flat and starts to rise. I float and everything is black, warm and peaceful. Then great fear comes over me and I cry out my husband’s name over and over. I get colder and slip in and out of the blackness. I wake. Even with the light on I feel the presence of great evil. From a very positive sense of self, she has moved to a feeling which horri­fies her. How can such a confident, socially capable woman, one who has succeeded professionally as well as in her mar­riage, have such feelings? The answer probably lies in the statement of her age. At 41 she is facing the menopause and great physical change.

The image of herself she has lived with depended, or developed out of, having a firm sexually attrac­tive body, and being capable of having children. Losing what­ever it is that makes one sexually desirable must change the image others have of one, and that one has of oneself.

The hump of the bridge represents this peak of her life, from whence she will start to go downhill towards death, certainly towards retirement. So she is facing midlife crisis in which a new image of herself will need to be forged.

To define what self image is portrayed in your dreams, consider just what situation you have created for yourself in the dream, and what environment and people you are with. Example: I am a shy 16 year old and am worried about my dream. In it I am walking along the school’s main corridor. I try to cover myself with my hands as a few pei pie go by, not noticing me. Then a group of boys pass, pointing and laugh­ing at me—one boy I used to fancy.

A teacher then gives me clothes. They are too big but I wear them because I have nothing else’ (HM). Adolescence is a time of great change anyway, when a lot is developing as far as self image is con­cerned. Her nakedness shows how vulnerable she feels, and how she has a fear that other people must be able to see her developing sexuality and womanhood.

It is new to her and still embarrassing, particularly with boys she feels something for. She tries to cover up her feelings, and uses attitudes she has learnt from parents and teachers, but these are not suit­able. So we might summarise by saying that the situation she places herself in within the dream shows her present uncer­tainty and sense of needing clothes—attitudes or confidence —of her own. See identity in dreams; individuation. ... dreamer dream meaning

Dreams And Ancient

Greece Antiphon, a Greek living in the fourth century bc. wrote the first known descriptive book of dreams. It was designed to be used for practical and profes­sional interpretations. He maintained that dreams are not cre­ated by supernatural powers but natural conditions. In the second century ad a similar book was written by Anemidorus, a Greek physician who lived in Rome. He claimed to have gathered his infonnation from ancient sources, possibly from the Egyptian dream book dating from the second millennium bc. He may have used works from the Assurbanipal library, later destroyed, which held one of the most complete collec­tions of dream literature. Anemidorus classified dreams into dreams, visions, oracles, fantasies and apparitions. He identi­fied two classes of dreams: the somnium, which forecast events; and the insomnium, which are concerned with present matters.

For the somnium dreams Anemidorus gave a dream dictionary.

For example, he said abyss meant an impending danger, a dream of warning, and to see a candle being lighted forecasts a binh, to exhibit a lighted candle augers content­ment and prosperity, a dimly burning candle shows sickness, sadness and delay. This last interpretation is taken from folk­lore of the times and, because dreams tend to use commonly used verbal images, was probably true. He maintained that a person’s name—that is their identity, and the family, national and social background from which they arose—has a bearing on what their dream means.

Plato (429-347 bc) said that even good men dream of un­controlled and violent actions, including sexual aggression. These actions are not committed by good men while awake, but criminals act them out without guilt. Democritus said that dreams are not products of an ethereal soul, but of visual impressions which influence our imagination. Aristotle (383— 322 bc) stated that dreams can predict future events. Earlier Hippocrates, the ‘father of medicine’, discovered that dreams can reveal the onset of organic illness. Such dreams, he said, can be seen as illogically representing external reality.

Hippocrates was born on the island of Kos. On the island was the famous temple dedicated to Aesculapius, the god of medicine. There were about 300 such temples in Greece alone, dedicated to healing through the use of dreams. Hip­pocrates was an Aesculapian, and learnt his form of dream interpretation from them. In such temples the patient would ritually have to cleanse themselves by washing, and abstain from sex, alcohol and even food. They would then be led into what was sometimes a subterranean room with harmless snakes in—these were the symbol of the god. In the morning the patients were asked their dream, and it was expected they would dream an answer to their illness or problem. There are many attestations to the efficacy of this technique from pa­tients. ... dreams and ancient dream meaning

Dreaming Together

Example:41 dreamt my sister was attacking me with a pair of scissors. She backed me against a wall and stabbed me. During the day after the dream my sister phoned me at work and said she’d had an awful dream in which she stabbed me with scissors’ (D).

The Poseidia Institute of Vir­ginia Beach, Va., have run a number of group ‘mutual dream­ing’ experiments. Although the Institute suggests very positive results, a critical survey of the dreams and reports reveals a lack of hard evidence. Like other areas of ESP dreaming, it can seldom ever be willed. But the dreams did show themes related to problems regarding intimate meeting. Also, some of the dreams were directly about the goal of dream meeting, as in the following example.

Example: ‘I find the group of people I am looking for. There were maybe six or more people. They were asleep on mattresses except for two or three. These were awake and waiting for me, and wearing small pointed hats such as Ti­betan Lamas wear. In the dream I realised this meant they had achieved sufficient inner growth to remain awake in sleep. We started to communicate and were going to wake the others’ (Tom C). See dream as a meeting place.

the dream as extended perception Even everyday mental func­tions such as thought and memory occur largely uncon­sciously. During sleep, perhaps because we surrender our vo­lition, what is left of self awareness enters the realm where the nine-tenths of the iceberg of our mind is active. In this realm faculties can function which on waking seem unobtainable.

For example:

1- Extending awareness to a point distant from the body, to witness events confirmed by other people. This is often called out of body experience (OBE), but some of these experiences suggest the nature of consciousness and time may not be dualistic (having to be either here or there). See out of body experience.

2-Being aware of the death or danger of a member of family. Kinship and love seem to be major factors in the way the unconscious functions. See dead people dreams.

3-Seeing into the workings of the body and diagnosing an illness before it becomes apparent to waking observation. Dr Vasali Kasatkin and Professor Medard Boss have specialised in the study of such dreams. In a recent dream told to me, a man looked back into a bedroom and saw a piece of the wall fall away. Waves of water gushed from a main pipe.

The dreamer struggled to hold back the piece of broken pipe. Within two weeks his colon burst and he had to have a major operation. See meditation.

4-Access to a computer-like ability to son through a massive store of information and experience to solve problems. These dreams are often confused with precognitive ability. Prediction does occur from these dreams, but it arises, as with weather prediction, from a massive gathering of in­formation, most of which we have forgotten consciously. Monon Schatzman, in a New Scientist anicle, showed how subjects can produce answers to complex mathematical problems in their dreams. See dream process as com­puter; creativity and problem solving in dreams.

5-Tapping a collective mind which stores all experience, and is sensed as godlike or holy. See dream as spiritual guide.

It seems likely that before the development of speech the human animal communicated largely through body lan­guage. Some dreams suggest we still have this ability to read a person’s health, sexual situation, intentions and even their past, through body shape, posture and tiny movements. See postures, movement and body language.

See Cayce, Edgar; collective unconscious; wife under family. See also hallucinations. ... dreaming together dream meaning

Hypnosis And Dreams

Many experiments have been done using hypnosis in connection with dreams. In the early pan of this century Carl Schroetter hypnotised Miss E, a pharmacist, in an attempt to test Freud’s theory of symbol formation. He suggested Miss E would dream of having homosexual inter­course with a female friend, L.

The dream she subsequently reported was ‘1 sit in a small dirty cafe holding a tremendous French newspaper ...

A woman with a strong Yiddish ac­cent—L is Jewish—asks me twice, “Don’t you need any­thing?” I don’t answer . . . she comes a third time . . . I recognise her as my acquaintance. She holds a threadbare suitcase with a sticker on it that reads “For ladies only!” I leave the cafe with her . . . she hangs onto me which I find unpleasant but suffer it . . . Before her house she pulls out an enormous bunch of keys and gives one to me. “1 trust only you with it; it is the key to this case. You might like to use it. Just watch that my husband doesn’t get hold of it.” ‘ The dream contains several of the classical Freudian symbols of sex, such as the suitcase, the key and the phrase For ladies only’. Miss E had not, according to Schroetter, heard or read of Freud’s ideas.

Roffenstein, suspecting Miss E may have known something of Freudian ideas, chose ‘a 28-year-old, totally uneducated nursemaid of lower than average intelligence, who grew up and still lives in an uneducated milieu’. He suggested she dream of intercourse with her father. She reported: ‘I dreamt about my father, as if he had presented me with a great bag and with it he gave me a large key. It was a very large key. It looked like the key to a house. I had a sad feeling. I opened the bag. I snake jumped out against my mouth; I shrieked aloud.

More recent expenments are reponed by Woods and Greenhouse in New Wbrld of Dreams.

The suggestion was made to one subject that as a child she had wet the bed and her mother scolded her. That night she dreamt she fell into a pond in winter and her mother was angry.

An interesting aspect of these experiments is that another subject under hyp­nosis was told the dream and asked what it meant. Without hesitation she said. Oh, that girl must have wet the bed.’ This and other experiments suggest humans have an inherent, al­though perhaps unconscious, ability to understand the lan­guage of dreams. ... hypnosis and dreams dream meaning

Desert / Wasteland

Emotional isolation and loneliness.

The place where fear and temptation and ghosts reside. See T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land. Withdrawal and asceticism. Symbol of the peak experiences that will lead toward self-realization. But the dreamer has to get all the insights and power from himself; there are no teachers.

An illustration of the new and unknown.... desert / wasteland dream meaning

Dew (drops)

Almost without exception a symbol of liberated sexuality.... dew (drops) dream meaning

Functions Of Dreams

Over the years many theories to ex­plain the ‘why’ of dreams have been put forward. These range from dreams being messages from spirits; being results of food eaten prior to sleep; the mind freewheeling nonsensi­cally; the garbage disposal system of the mind; suggestions from waking experience; a computer reprogramming for the brain; to Freud’s wish fulfilment and Jung’s compensation theory.

If we do not argue any particular theory, however, then perhaps we see dreams as having a much wider function.

The most primal drives observable are survival, growth and repro­duction. Other urges, such as eating, social position, curiosity, are secondary.

The human animal appears to have survived and reproduced more capably after the development of self awareness, language and reasoning. With or without these, we remain an animal with a psychobiological nature. All ani­mals are known to dream. All animals share a certain situa­tion. They have an internal world out of which arises im­pulses (to eat, to mate, to avoid danger) and feeling reactions (anger, fear, anticipation). And they have an external world which confronts them with real survival dangers, sources of food, a mate, changes in environmental conditions.

A dream lies somewhere between these two worlds.

We can think of the human personality as being like a special son of cavity into which all these influences are dropped or are thrown. Physical sensations, internal drives and emotions, language, social rules, religious ideas; prompts to make decisions; news of war, massive media and advertis­ing information, are all dropped in.

The cavity has to deal with it, but as it is a mixture of things, many of which are in opposition, some sort of balance has to be kept. But how? And it cannot be simply a matter of throwing out all of one sort or aspect of things. Eradicating the memory of criticism might make us more calm, but it would limit the process of psychological growth, which has survival value.

Dreams can be seen to be connected with our survival and self regulating process. Because this involves all aspects of oneself and one’s experience, one cannot give dreams a single definition. They probably have many secondary functions, such as an interface to balance the internal and external influ­ences, to compensate between the inner needs and outer real­ity—a baby may miss its feed so, to cope with this primal need, it may dream of being fed. Traumatic or exterior danger­ous events, which cannot be processed immediately, can be stored and dealt with (experimented with or abreacted) while asleep. In higher mammals, infant traumas can be stored and dealt with in sleep when, or if, a stronger ego develops.

To meet the loneliness and isolation of consciousness’ or fears of death, the dream can link the waking self with its unconscious sense of unity or God.

To meet survival needs of primitive human beings prior to rational thought, the dream probably acted as a computer, synthesising experience and information, giving rise to creative solutions to hunting or social situations, presented as sleeping or waking imagery. This may explain why many pnmitive people say skills such as farming, weav­ing, writing, were told them by a vision of a god or goddess.

If we realise that the dream is an end product of a process which produces it, it enables us to see that the process’ (the survival function which regulates, compensates, links, prob­lem solves) can be accessed without meeting the dream. See sleep movements; dream process as computer; Adler; Freud; Jung. ... functions of dreams dream meaning

Identity And Dreams

To have a sense of personal existence distinct from others may be unique to human beings, and in large measure due to the learning of language. Jung and Neumann’s studies of the historical development of identity suggest, in an evolutionary sense, that having an T is still a very newly acquired function. This makes it vulnerable.

It is also noticeably something which develops during childhood and reaches different levels of maturity during adulthood. Al­though it is our central experience, it remains an enigma—a will o’ the wisp, which loses itself in dreams and sleep, yet is so dominant and sure in waking.

In dreams, our sense of self—our ego, personality or iden­tity—is depicted by our own body, or sometimes simply by the sense of our own existence as an observer. In most dreams our T goes through a series of experiences, just as we do in waking life, seeing things through our physical eyes, touching with our hands, and so on. But occasionally we watch our own body and other people as if from a detached point of bodiless awareness.

If we accept that dreams portray in im­ages our conception of self, then dreams suggest that our identity largely depends upon having a body, its gender, health, quality, the social position we are bom into, and our relationship with others. In fact we know that if a person loses their legs, becomes paralysed, loses childbearing ability or is made redundant, they face an identity crisis. But the bodiless experience of self shows the human possibility of sensing self as having separate existence from the biological processes, one’s state of health and social standing. In its most naked form, the T may be simply a sense of its own existence, without body awareness.

Dreams also show our sense of self, either in the body or naked of it, as surrounded by a community of beings and objects separate from the dreamer, and frequently with a will of their own.

If we place the dreamer in the centre of a circle and put all their dream characters, animals and objects around them; and if we transformed these objects and beings into the things they depicted, such as sexuality, thinking, will emotions, intuition, social pressure, etc., we would see what a diverse mass of influences the ego stands in the middle of. It also becomes obvious that our T sees these things as outside itself in nearly all dreams. Even its own internal urges to love or make love may be shown as external creatures with which it has a multitude of ways to relate.

If we take the word psyche to mean our sense of self, then in our dreams we often see our psyche at war with the sources of its own existence, and trying to find its way through a most extraordinary adventure—the adventure of consciousness. One of the functions of dreams can therefore be thought to be that of aiding the survival of the psyche in facing the multitude of influences in life—and even in death.

See Individuation; dreamer. ... identity and dreams dream meaning

Dictator / Ruler

Person of authority. You desire authority that you either do not have or that you have, but are not using. Consciousness is always demanded when the image of the dictator / ruler appears in the dream. And this awareness involves the ability for self-determination and self-control (you are the ruler of your own life). See King / Queen.

Like Chief, only stronger and more aggressive. Fear of the Other. Are you craving admiration? Compare with Admiral.... dictator / ruler dream meaning

Obscene Dreams

It is reasonable and healthy for all of us to have a dream which surprises us or shocks us occasionally. As dreams partly deal with aspects of our urges and fantasies which we do not allow in waking life, such occasional dreams are safety valves.

It is healthy to be able to allow a wide range of dream experience, from the holy to the deeply sexual; from outright aggression to tender love. In fact we gain an idea of the depth and broadness of our own soul—whether or not our psyche is narrow—from the range of dreams we experience.

If obscene dreams assail and worry us again and again, however, then there is a problem in the way we are relating to ourself and the exterior world. Psychotherapeutic counselling might help. ... obscene dreams dream meaning

Philosophy Of Dreams

In attempting to put together the information gathered from viewing thousands of dreams—not simply at face value, but explored in depth through the emo­tions and direct associations of the dreamer—a philosophy or view of life arises. It suggests that our birth as a physical and psychological being is a paradox. We are unique, and at the same time a common undifferentiated person. Psychologically we have our identity out of the lives of thousands of humans who preceded us and left the gift of language, of music, an, of concepts and information. Our mental life, our consciousness, is in some very real way formed out of what they left from their life. Our consciousness has been hewn out of the rock of possibilities by the love, the struggle and pain, the endeavour and wit of their lives. Particularly our psyche has been shaped by or modelled on our parents, and the traces in their life, unknown though they may be, of their parents, backwards for many generations.

Our identity is given to us by the humans who raise us. This sense of self arises because we are treated as if we were a self. This, with language, is the creative matrix of our self awareness.

The giving of a name is therefore a miracle which acts as a nucleus around which the many mental connections can be made which form our self image. Perhaps this is why giving the name in baptism is seen as a holy rite in Chris­tianity.

Our conscious personality can live without ever becoming aware of its connections with other lives except as it meets them in everyday affairs. That its existence has depended upon what was given by countless other lives—that humans constantly create each other, consciously and unconsciously, through the dynamic flux of communication—might never be realised. That one’s own life is also a part of this creative process, this sea of living consciousness, might never be known. Nevertheless, each individual life constantly takes pan in the collective, negatively or positively. This is not a mystical thing, but is plainly observable. From the point of view of dreams, if our life has given nothing in deed, in love, in rearing of children, in ideas or art, or in common human­ity, we are dead—during life and afterwards. Giving and re­ceiving, kinship and symbiosis, growth and decay are the fun­damentals of the living process according to dreams.

At death, we face a very real end, a real death. There is no magical escape from this. All that we have been, all we have become, all we gathered and won is lost—finished. But the paradox occurs again. Dreams suggest that out of all we gave of ourself, out of all we received from the being of others, we are recreated in a realm of consciousness. This may mean that we continue as living influences in the lives of those who still live. But the suggestion is that something more than this oc­curs. ... philosophy of dreams dream meaning

Diplomat

Be diplomatic, more careful with the words you use, and with your actions. Often a need for awareness of the world and the self.... diplomat dream meaning

Discotheque

Youth, Dancing. Also a symbol of detached communication while simultaneously longing for contact. Physical acting out. Longing for a more interesting and colorful life.... discotheque dream meaning

Plot Of The Dream

In attempting to understand our dreams, it is imponant to honour their drama or plot. Dreams appear to be very specific in the way they use the characters, objects and environs occurring in them.

Example: I was walking up a steep hill on a sunny day when my husband came running down the hill with blood pouring from his right arm. He couldn’t stop running. As he passed me he called to me for help. I was happy and peaceful and ignored him. I calmly watched him running fast down the hill, then continued on my way’ (Joyce C). Out of the infinite number of situations Joyce could have dreamt about, this was the one produced. Why? There are many factors which appear to determine what we dream. How events of the day influ­enced us; what stage of personal growth we are meeting—we might be in the stage of struggling for independence; prob­lems being met; relationships, past business such as child­hood traumas still to be integrated. And so on.

If Joyce had dreamt she and her husband were walking up the hill the whole message of the dream would have been different.

If we can accept that dream images are, as Freud stated, a form of thinking, then the change in imagery would be a changed concept.

If the language of dreams is expressed in its images, then the meaning stated is specific to the imagery used.

In processing our dreams, it is therefore profitable to look at the plot to see what it suggests. It can be helpful to change the situation, as we have done with Joyce s. Imagining Joyce walking up the hill on a sunny day, arm in arm with her husband, suggests a happy relationship. This emphasises the situation of independence and lack of support for her hus­band which appears in the real dream. Seeing our dreams as if they were snatches from a film or play, and asking ourself what feelings and human situations they depict, can aid us to clarify them. As a piece of drama, Joyce’s dream says she sees, but does not respond to, her husband’s plight.

Our internal ‘dream producer’ has an amazing sense of the subtle meanings of movement, positioning, and relationship between the elements used. And some of these are subtle.

A way of becoming more aware of what information our dream contains is to use visualisation. Sit comfonably and imagine yourself back in the dream. Replay it just as it was. Remember the whole thing slowly, going through it again while awake. As you do so, be aware of what it feels like in each scene or event. What do the interactions suggest? What does it feel like in the other roles? We can even practise this with other peo­ple’s dreams.

If we imagine ourself in Joyce’s dream, and replay it just as she describes it, we may arrive at a feeling of detachment from the husband.

If we stand in the husband’s role we may feel a great need which is not responded to as we go down hill fast*. In this way we gather a great deal of unspoken’ information from dreams.

Looking at our own dreams in this way can be more diffi­cult, simply because we do not always want to see what is being said about ourself. See amplification; dream process­ing; postures, movement, body language; word analysis of dreams; settings. ... plot of the dream dream meaning

Psychodrama And Dreams

In psychodrama there is no in­terpretation’ of a dream.

The dreamer unravels the meaning of the dream by acting it out with the help of others.

The dreamer acts the main role of him or herself, and directs the helpers in the other roles. In dramatising and exploring the dream in this way, the obvious as well as the hidden meaning, associations and emotions are made clear.

To finish, the dreamer is encouraged to take the dream forward, altering it to what feels more adequate and satisfying. This gives the person opportunity to express and enact what was absent in the dream, and provides release from recurring dreams, and catharsis where necessary. ... psychodrama and dreams dream meaning

Symbols And Dreaming

Words are themselves symbols of objects, ideas, or feelings. Whether we look at mathematical equations, a film, a novel, or a business logo, each involves the use of symbols. When we look at a thermometer we lose sight of it as a real object, and see it as temperature. Through­out our everyday life we use things symbolically without no­ticing.

A name on the label of goods may depict quality to us.

A face can represent love or brutality. In the struggle towards human awareness, and its increasingly subtle use of symbols such as language to think and express with, there must have been stages of development. This is a side of ‘history’ seldom given attention, yet very important. Perhaps our dream think­ing’ is using an earlier form of using symbols, one which might have been more an everyday event prior to language.

Even though we exist as an individual integrated with today’s world, our earlier levels of thinking still exist. Uncon­sciously we still see the thermometer as temperature; the car as status, independence or ease in getting to work; inside our house as an expression of ourself—if we didn’t we would not take pains to make it nice for guests. Through these uncon­scious feeling connections or symbolic views we have of things, dreams create their store of images and scenes. Pro­cessing a dream is an attempt to discover what values we ourself unconsciously place upon the people, animals, objects and situations around us. See unconscious. ... symbols and dreaming dream meaning

Dish / Jug / Chalice

As in the symbol of the Grail, emotional capacity and the soul itself. What is inside the dish is important. See Cup, Container.... dish / jug / chalice dream meaning

Dishes / China

Domesticity. Broken china is commonly considered bad luck (in contrast to broken Glass).... dishes / china dream meaning

Dismembering / Breaking Up

Do you have the feeling that you are falling apart.7 Dismembering often comes up in a dream when there is a fear of the breakup of a love relationship. In mythology it frequently represents alienation and estrangement, and the dismembered person is then sometimes put together again by the gods. See Mosaic, Puzzle.... dismembering / breaking up dream meaning

Divining / Dowsing Rod

Being grounded, emotional sensibility.... divining / dowsing rod dream meaning

Word Analysis Of Dreams

Having written a dream down, by using highlighting pens to make all matching words the same colour, one can immediately see the main issues in some dreams.

Example: ‘We walk around, go upstairs, and I notice a staircase leading to a room or rooms. It goes up square, about eight steps in a flight, but round and round—spiral. I am scared by them, don’t want to go up, but am curious. We move in and nobody but myself has really taken any notice of the stairs. Nobody has been up . In one dream I try to go up but the children are scared for me. They plead, ‘Don’t go up Mum, just forget them”. Then I wake. In the next dream I wait till they are asleep. Half way up_ I am terrified but have to go on. Then I wake. Next dream I got up there. Then I woke’ (Ann H). Ann’s dream theme recurs, so is important to her. In marking just some of the words we see that the ‘up’ or go up’ is important. Childhood fears hold Ann back for a while, but she dares to climb.

If we look at the entries for climb and stairs, we see they depict taking steps towards ex­ploring the unknown, daring to explore one’s potential or opportunities.

By marking the words in this way we might also highlight certain statements otherwise hidden in the dream. Particularly watch out for the connections with the word T, such as I want, I do, I will, I have, I know, I cannot, etc. Example: ‘1 want to withdraw.’ I was full of sadness but was trying not to show it.’ ‘1 felt keyed up and ready to fight.’ Taking such statements out of context and looking for connections with everyday feelings oi situations often throws considerable light on the dream.

If what you realise is then considered in con­nection with the plot of the dream, the viewpoint your uncon­scious has on the situation might become evident.

For in­stance, the statement ‘I felt keyed up’ occurred within a classroom, and helped the dreamer understand the anger gen­erated at school. See amplification; plot of the dream; the comments on dream processing in the Introduction; dream processing; postures, movement, body language; settings; symbols and dreams. ... word analysis of dreams dream meaning

Drapes (opaque Curtain)

Something is hidden—what is it? Deception and isolation, but also necessary distance. See Net, Fog, and Smoke.... drapes (opaque curtain) dream meaning

Remembering Dreams

Considering that each of us has four or five periods of dreaming each night, most of our dreams are forgotten. But for people who observe family or friends regu­larly remembering a dream, and yet themselves are seldom if ever able to recall one, the question arises as to why such a wide divergence occurs.

There are many different reasons why dreams may be for­gotten.

The most obvious is that we do not give enough atten­tion to our dreaming process. When people become intrigued by what they might be dreaming, and develop a motivation to remember, they frequently start recalling several dreams a week. From this standpoint, the reason why some people have always remembered might be that they have always been ei­ther intrigued or anxious about their nightly dramas.

The way we rise in the morning has an effect upon this type of memory.

If our attention is immediately turned out­wards on waking, there is little hope of recalling a dream unless it has great power, as might a nightmare. Spending a few moments leaving our mind open to memory aids recall. Any visual, or even muscular activity, will fill consciousness with new and powerful impressions which might obliterate the subtler impressions of dreaming. Rorschach suggested not opening the eyes, and remaining physically still. Tests also showed that passage of time, even a few minutes, between dreaming and attempting to remember causes many dreams to fragment and be lost. So any attempts to remember need one to record the dream quickly, by speaking it to one’s bedmate, using a tape recorder by one’s bed, or writing it down.

Some dreams have rather misty or fragmentary imagery and theme, while others are clear, concise and dynamic. These latter are more easily remembered. There may be times when we sleep with longer periods of wakefulness, perhaps due to feeling cold, or uncomfonable in a strange bed, which cause us to remember as we are nearer consciousness. Be­cause dreams occur in cycles during the night, if something wakes us during a dream cycle the memory is easier, if only because less time has elapsed since occurrence. So another method of captunng a dream is to have one’s alarm gently sound prior to the time one usually wakes.

The last hour or so of sleep includes a long period of dreaming, so waking in this period with intent to remember can often capture the quarry.

Thereare also psychological reasons for forgetfulness. Dreams often deal with past areas of experience which we do not wish to remember, or would rather not be aware of.

If we find it difficult to feel emotions, or feel uncomfonable with them, it is highly likely we repress dream memory, as dreams have a base of high feelings. Experiments have shown that during dreaming our heartbeat, body movements and breath­ing frequently reflect intensified emotions. Also, research into what areas of the brain produce dreaming suggest that dreams may be from the ‘visceral brain’, which is largely non verbal.

If temperamentally we find feeling qualities a foreign lan­guage, connecting with a dream would need to be a learnt skill. ... remembering dreams dream meaning

Car / Driving

One of the most frequently occurring symbols of modern times. It points to the transformation into something new. Individual means of transportation, status symbol, motorized energy—it is also a sexual symbol. In a modern sense, usually a symbol for being on the go every day, and of psychological strength and mobility. As with the “Chariot” in the Tarot, it always presents a question about our road in life and how we are charting our course. As a symbol of environmental pollution, it often points to the need for inner growth.

Are you driving yourself or is somebody else driving you? What kind of an auto is it? For example, a sports car relates to virility, a utility vehicle to control. What color is the car? Are you fixing it up or Driving it?

According to Freud, in psychoanalysis a car is often the symbol for treatment. As Freud sees it, a slow car is making an ironic statement about the slowness of the analytical process.

According to Jung, it is a symbol for moving away. See Wagon.... car / driving dream meaning

Dance / Dancing / Dancer

A frequent dream of women. Expressing joy and sorrow about one’s body.

The rhythm of life, specifically the female’s.

To this day, many native peoples depict important life events in dance, and it often happens that a new situation is introduced during a dream in the form of a dance. Similar to Swimming.

Dancing with a partner refers to the roles people play in a relationship. Who was leading?

Desire for a partner; dynamic expressions within a relationship (playfulness).

According to Freud, all rhythmic body movements are a symbol for intercourse. According to Jung, a female dancer expresses the principal archetype of the female. See Ball (Dancing).... dance / dancing / dancer dream meaning

Dress / Clothing

An image of poverty. Symbolizes the role the dreamer plays in the world and how he presents himself—”clothing makes the man.” The type of clothing refers to the social standing of the dreamer, either the one he occupies or the one he would like to occupy. According to Freud, it points to nakedness, which is hidden under the clothing.... dress / clothing dream meaning

Driving A Car

See Highway, Moving. Here it is important to note what kind of vehicle you’re driving and what your feelings are as you drive. Is it hectic or pleasant and relaxing? Are you moving ahead fast or did you have an accident? It is important to note if you are starting the car, parking it, passing another car, etc. All of it would be symbolic of how you are moving ahead in life. This image is often a reference to the subjective space in which you are moving.

The dream is showing how you move and present yourself to others in daily life, and what the possibilities, problems, and tasks are.... driving a car dream meaning

Drum / Drumming

Movement, something new, excitement. According to the latest research, if a person has frequent dreams about drums in quick succession, it might indicate that the nervous system is in a state of alarm.

Arrogance, exaggerated self-importance, enjoying contact.... drum / drumming dream meaning

Dying Forest

Often a suggestion that the foundation of the dreamer’s life, the unconscious, is disturbed.

An exploiting worldview has taken over.

The dreamer needs to find and stop the ways he is exploiting himself—and others. See Forest.... dying forest dream meaning

Evening Meal (dinner)

Longing for or fear of happy Family and a cozy Home appear often when all of this is being missed, or when it is simply too much to cope with. Enjoyment of the retirement years (Evening) indicates a zest for life and sensuality.

Folklore: News about a Birth.... evening meal (dinner) dream meaning

Science, Sleep And Dreams

In 1937 through the use of the electroencephalograph (EEG) measuring tiny electrical brain impulses, Loomis and his associates discovered that the form of brainwaves changes with the onset of sleep.

The next leap forward in understanding came when Aserinsky and Kleitman found rapid eye movements (REM) in 1953. In 1957 the REM were linked with dreaming. This defined sleep into two differ­ent observable states, REM sleep, and NREM (non-rapid eye movement or non-rem) sleep. Within NREM three different stages have been identified. These are defined by the different EEG patterns of electrical activity in the brain. They are mea­sured by the height (amplitude) of the brain waves and fre­quency of up and down movement. There are also electrical changes occurring in the muscles (measured using an electro- myograph or EMG), and in movement of the eyeballs (mea­sured using an electro-oculograph or EOG).

While awake the height is low and frequency fast. As we relax prior to sleep the EEG shifts to what are called alpha waves, at 8 to 12 cps (cycles per second). Stage one of sleep is the transition between this drowsy state of alpha waves to sleeping, in which theta waves occur, at 3 to 7 cps. In this first stage we experience random images and thoughts. This lasts about 10 minutes, followed by stage two, in which ‘sleep spindles’ occur which have 12 to 14 cps on the EEG. These last from 1/2 to 2 seconds, with K complexes following, which are slow large EEG waves. About half our sleep period is spent in this second stage of sleep. Deep sleep is reached when our brain exhibits delta waves, with 1/2 to 2 cps.

After approximately an hour and a half from falling into deep sleep, an exciting change occurs. We return to level two and REM occur. Suddenly the brain is alert and active, though the person is asleep and difficult to wake. This level has been called paradoxical sleep because of this fact. Voluntary mus­cular activity is suppressed and the body is essentially paralysed. Morrison has pointed out that, although the brain is transmitting full muscular activity messages, these are usu­ally suppressed by an area of the brain in the pons. But bursts of short actions occur, such as rapid eyeball jerks, twitches of the muscles, changes in the size of the pupil, contractions in the middle ear, and erection of the penis. It may be that similar excitation occurs in the vagina. Also, autonomic storms’ occur dunng which large erratic changes occur in heart rate, blood pressure, breathing rate and in other auto­nomic nervous system functions. These are the changes ac­companying our dreams.

If we slept for eight hours, a typical pattern would be to pass into delta sleep, stay there for about 70 to 90 minutes, then return to stage two and dream for about five minutes. We then move back into delta sleep, stay for a short period and shift back to level two, but without dreaming, then back into level three.

The next return to stage two is longer, almost an hour, with a period of dreaming lasting about 19 minutes, and also a short period of return to waking. There is only one short period of return to stage three sleep which occurs nearly four hours after falling asleep. From there on we remain in level two sleep, with three or four lengthening periods of dreaming, and returns to brief wakefulness.

The average amount of body shifting is once every 15 minutes.

1- In undergoing 205 hours of sleep deprivation, four healthy males showed various physiological and psychological changes. Some of these were headache, lack of concentra­tion, hallucination, memory loss, tremor and, in some, paranoia. In all cases one night’s sleep restored normal functioning.

2- One in ten people who complain of excessive daytime drowsiness suffer from sleep apnoea, which is a stoppage of breathing while asleep.

3- A condition called narcolepsy causes sufferers to fall asleep at inappropriate times—while making love, walk­ing, playing tennis, working.

4- As we age we usually sleep less. Our REM sleep in partic­ular decreases sharply. ... science, sleep and dreams dream meaning

Death / Killing

If it is the dreamer dying, it never has any connection to a real impending physical death. Rather, it is a reference to the need to change one’s path in life and allow old attitudes to die. Death usually means that radical change is necessary.

Basically, there are eight different levels of this symbol:

1. An indication that a necessary end has come to a certain phase.

It is a transition to something new.

2. The desire to shed something (attitudes, behavior, situation, etc.).

3. A suggestion to come to terms with death and the fear of death, meaning a search for fulfillment and productivity.

4. A limit has been reached and there is an inability to know how to go beyond that limit.

5. A suggestion to take better care of one’s health.

6. Something is dying inside.

7. A close connection with somebody deceased.

8. A desire for peace, solitude, and harmony (“the death of fear”).

According to Jung, dreaming about death means letting go of something that has died; it is a symbol of transformation and a new beginning.... death / killing dream meaning

Filth / Dirt

The desire for cleansing (due to a bad conscience), as in the expression “to wallow in dirt.” According to Freud, sexuality. This association, however, was mostly relevant during the Victorian era at the beginning of this century.... filth / dirt dream meaning

Freezing To Death

See Ice.... freezing to death dream meaning

Lama (dignitary)

Spirituality, the archetype of the wise man.... lama (dignitary) dream meaning

Military Duty

Self-affirmation, possibly also self-pun- ishment, authority, fleeing from an inferiority complex, immature masculinity, and repressed aggression. In women’s dreams, often the desire for aggressive sexuality and devotion.... military duty dream meaning

Plate / Dinner Plate

Social advantage or hunger for life.... plate / dinner plate dream meaning

Quarter / District

This image is always a part of the dreamer himself.... quarter / district dream meaning

Dream Diary

If you have decided to work systematically with your dreams, it is essential that you begin to keep a dream diary. Just the act of using one will allow you to remember your dreams much more often and more clearly.

What you should keep in mind if you start a dream diary:

1. Make a note about the date of the dream (use the date of the morning following the dream).

2. Start out by describing the events in the dream without any kind of interpretation and in the sequence you remember them.

3. Write whether the dream you remembered is complete or only a fragment.

4. Write how you felt before and after the dream.

5. Give each dream a title at the conclusion, one that best characterizes the content of the dream.

For interpretation, remember the following:

1. The attitude you adopted toward the dream. Were you a passive observer or actively involved in the event?

2. Which persons appeared in the dream and what your attitude is toward them, emotionally and behaviorally.

3. The mood of each individual scene and of the dream in general.... dream diary dream meaning

The Attitude Of The Dreamer

Never interpret your dreams intellectually! Reasoning creates distance. Such distance often leads us to misunderstand symbols and whole dreams. Symbols are dealt with by the heart and not by the intellect, because their effect lies in moving something emotionally. Dreams therefore must always be approached on an emotional level. We can often recognize intuitively—and very quickly—what a dream is trying to tell us. Bring a little bit of your heart to every dream analysis and you will gain a lot.... the attitude of the dreamer dream meaning

Warehouse / Department Store

Symbol of commerce or greed, but also may refer to an independent life and taking care of the Self. What is offered in the warehouse or department store refers to talents that are available.... warehouse / department store dream meaning

Date (day)

1- When a particular date is highlighted in a dream, we are either being reminded of something particularly significant or possibly traumatic in our lives or perhaps to consider the symbolism of the numbers contained in the date itself (see Numbers).

2- Very often the psyche gives us information in dreams which is precognitivc and it is possible to be alerted to particularly important events in dream form.

3- A certain date or day could point to information about a spiritual festival that the dreamer has sub-consciouslv retained and which may have relevance for them.... date (day) dream meaning

Death Of Oneself

1- To dream of our own death is to be exploring our own feelings about death; the retreat from the challenge of life or the split between mind and body. Leaving the body is frequently an expression of this breach between the ego and life processes.

2- One’s own death can often be used in dreams to explore others’ feelings about us.

3- Death is a transition from an awareness of the gross physical to the more spiritual self.... death of oneself dream meaning

Ass / Donkey

A quarrel between friends.

If it is trotting, it means disappointed hopes; if running, disaster But to be given a donkey or an ass is a sign of business success.

To be thrown off the back of one or to be kicked by one means a quarrel with your lover.

If you hear an ass bray, it is great scandal.

A heavily laden donkey indicates coming good fortune.... ass / donkey dream meaning

China Dishes / Pottery

Personal property will be stolen.... china dishes / pottery dream meaning

Deathbed

To be on your deathbed means you will soon receive a visit from someone you haven’t seen in a very long time.

To be at someone else’s deathbed means you will be going to visit someone you haven’t seen in a long time.... deathbed dream meaning

Decanters

The number of decanters indicates the number of children you will have. Full decanters indicate girls; empty or only panially full decanters indicate boys.... decanters dream meaning

Disabled Person

See Meeting.... disabled person dream meaning

Diving Bell / Suit

To be submerged beneath the sea in a diving bell or diving suit signifies that you will find yourself in a predicament over which you have no control, but which you will nonetheless find fascinating.... diving bell / suit dream meaning

Dress, Articles Of

Chain: A chain belt, or similar anicle of dress, denotes union.

Embroidery: Love that could grow to something wonderful.

Fan: Pride, touched with vanity

Feathers: White: a great sense of humor. Black: a pessimistic attitude. Also see Feather.

Garter: A symbol of rank and recognition. You will be promoted, but this will place you in a more vulnerable position. You will have to be much more careful in considering the consequences of your words and actions.

Gauze: Affected modesty

Gloves: Pleasure to come that will be all too brief.

Hat: A new hat is the sign of a surprise.

A hat that is too big is a sign of ostentation.

A hat too small shows that you are overly modest.

Linen: Fortune; abundance.

Muff: Ostentation. You too often do things on a whim.

Needles: Disappointment in love.

Pearls: Tears.

Pins: Contradiction.

Ribbons: Change of employment.

Sash: To be wearing a sash means that you will be singled out for some sort of recognition, but that it will cause jealousy among your friends.

Satin / Silk: Financial gain.

Shoes: See Boots.

Veil: You have something to hide.

Velvet: To dream of black velvet is a portent of a coming death. Purple velvet signifies glory and luxury to come. Red velvet is a dangerous affair that could lead to scandal. Blue velvet is a need for a vacation. Green velvet is a sign of unexpected wealth.... dress, articles of dream meaning

Drinking Glass

To see a number of drinking glasses means there will be sudden arguments between you and your lover.

A single glass indicates the need for a short vacation.

To break a glass means that you are going to have to suddenly change plans you have made.... drinking glass dream meaning

Duck / Goose

A generally favorable omen.

A quacking duck or goose is the herald of good news to come.

To shoot a duck is to make a mistake, to “stick your foot in it.” To see a duck or ducks flying overhead means good news is coming if they fly from left to right, and bad news if they fly from right to left.... duck / goose dream meaning

Fortunetelling (dukkerin’)

To dream of having your fortune told indicates that you will have a sudden change of fortune that might be for the better or worse.

If you are the fortuneteller, it means that you will be having flashes of insight into the future. Pay particular attention to any “hunches you have in the next few days.... fortunetelling (dukkerin’) dream meaning

Port / Dock

Symbolizes a home or focal point.

If you dream of arriving at a dock, you will be going home.

To see a ship steam into port similarly indicates that you will be going home, or to the place where you feel most comfortable.... port / dock dream meaning

Writing Desk

To be sitting at a writing desk signifies that your words will carry a lot of weight; what you say will have an effect on many people. See also Desk.... writing desk dream meaning

Compact Discs

(see Compute?; Music)

Because of its shape, a compact disc may be interpreted as an alternative circle emblem.

Information crunching. Perhaps you’ve been studying too much, or trying to integrate too much data too quickly.

Technological advances and their influence in your life.

Having a lot of talents or knowledge right at your fingertips—all you need do is access it!... compact discs dream meaning

Eating / Drinking

Bacon: To slice bacon indicates the coming death of a loved one.

To eat bacon means triumph over enemies.

If you are smoking or curing bacon, someone close to you will become ill.

Biscuit / Cookie: There will be great rejoicing.

Boiled or Roast Meat: You will tend to be melancholy and dwell a lot on the past.

Brandy: Indicative of living “high off the hog with little thought for tomorrow and little regard for your friends.

Bread: To smell bread means you will be given an opportunity to make some money.

A loaf of bread handed to you could mean a new child on the way.

To slice bread is to divide up your luck into small amounts.

To eat fresh bread is to enjoy good friendship.

To eat stale bread is to open yourself up to possible sickness.

Butter: You will have good fortune mixed with sadness. Wealth to come, but at a price.

Cabbage: To dream of eating cabbage means you will receive good luck.

To dream of cooking cabbage means you will go into debt.

Cake: Eating cake means good luck. Strangely, if a woman dreams she is eating wedding cake, it means she will have a period of bad luck.

To make and bake a cake means you will bring your own luck.

Capon: You have been deceived in your affections.

Champagne: Symbolizes money.

A bottle of champagne is the chance to make money.

To drink champagne is to receive money.

To toast a newly married couple with champagne is to be assured of success in business.

Cheese: Vexation; frustration, but final success.

Chocolate: Eating or drinking chocolate means that you will soon be going through an illness, though not a serious one.

Coffee: To drink or smell coffee is a sign of long life.

Corn: Corn on the cob indicates coming financial gain. Corn growing in a field means you will have a good and happy marriage. Popcorn means a sudden, unexpected windfall.

Cream: If you are drinking cream, you will receive an unexpected gift.

If you spill cream, you will have to pay an unexpected bill.

Eeels: Malicious enemies.

Egg: A wealth of family love.

Flour: To see flour, either packaged or at the mill, means it is a good time to invest, but don’t put all your money into one thing.

Ham: You will meet a very jolly person.

Honey: You are being falsely sweet to someone and it shows!

Jam / Jelly: To dream of putting up jam preserves means you will develop good friends among your neighbors.

Lettuce: To dream of lettuce is good, according to the Gypsies.

For a woman, it signifies a wonderful time to come with her lover(s).

For a man, it signifies the attention of a number of beautiful women.

Liquor / Liquers: You may do something you will very much regret afterwards.

Macaroni: A symbol of great distress.

Milk / Milking: To dream of drinking milk indicates you will be very lucky in love.

To dream of milking a cow means you will have to work at winning the person you desire, but you will eventually be successful.

Millet: A sign of poverty

Mustard: There will be a number of family quarrels.

Oysters: To dream that you are eating oysters is a very favorable sign, usually signifying a large family.

If you are married, your spouse will be very much in love with you and you will have several children; if you are not married, you soon will be and then will go on to have children.

Pancakes: Seeing, cooking, or eating pancakes means that some of the things you presently think of as curses in your life are going to turn out to be blessings.

Pastry: To be eating pastries means you will miss an important appointment. You could suffer illness at a most inconvenient time.

Rice: As with millet, a sign of poverty.

Salad: Various embarrassments.

Salmon: A sign of deceit.

To eat salmon means you will discover the deceiver.

Salt: You will be recognized for great wisdom.

Sausages: You will be accused of interfering in some one else’s love affair.

Soup: You will return to good health.

Vinegar: You will labor in vain for a while.

Wine: To dream that you are drinking wine is a good omen. It prognosticates health, wealth, long life, and happiness.

If you are in love, you will marry the person you adore.

If you are married, you will draw especially close to your spouse.... eating / drinking dream meaning

Connecting Devices (staples, Paperclips, Etc.)

(see Knots, Ties)

Security and safety. Tying up loose ends and knowing that everything is in its place. Connections and networks. Maintaining those ties you perceive as important. Relationships. Binding yourself to someone or something (e.g., the “ties that bind”).

Note that if the connecting device is being taken off” or opened, the above symbolism is reversed.... connecting devices (staples, paperclips, etc.) dream meaning

Devil / Demon

(see Evil, Hell)... devil / demon dream meaning

Dirt (dust)

Anything you regard as ugly, foul, or repulsive, especially in a moral sense.

Gossiping (e.g., “having the dirt on something”).

Guilt or negativity that tarnishes an otherwise lovely thing.

Lack of use (something getting dusty, or having to be dusted off, like an artistic talent). Dirt appearing on a specific part of the body can warn of an undetected malady.... dirt (dust) dream meaning

Dairy Queen

The fast-food chain that specializes in soft- serve desserts may be visited in a dream to fulfill a wish for immediate maternal nurturing. As the archetype of the mature feminine who is honored, the queen grants all requests and delivers them through her grace and unconditional love. Thus, Dairy Queen may indicate your need to have the treat of royal favor.... dairy queen dream meaning

Daisy Duck

Daisy may come to make a point about a woman’s codependent behavior in a relationship and may be a sign to stop putting up with unacceptable behavior from her mate.... daisy duck dream meaning

Darth Vader

“The dark force is with you” may be the message of Darth Vader’s guest appearance in a dream as a shadow character. He may also come to comment on the mythological pattern of feeling betrayed by one’s father.... darth vader dream meaning

Delivery Truck

Whether it’s UPS or FedEx, the appearance of a delivery truck in the neighborhood may symbolize the arrival of a special gift into your life. It may also point out the need tc take your own special gifts out into the worldwide market.... delivery truck dream meaning

Diamond Nuts

A bag of Diamond nuts may mention that your radiance will be discovered once your hard shell has been cracked open. You may need to crack open your hard exterior to discover the meat or wisdom you really may have to offer others.... diamond nuts dream meaning

Diana, Princess Of Wales

As the Queen of Hearts, Diana may appear as a humanitarian who brings the attributes of genuine compassion to her duties. She also represents a pnncess who is wounded and dethroned by ridicule and emotional abuse. In this way, she may appear in a dream to mention a woman’s tendency to buy into the Cinderella myth, which discredits her value and worth. Some dreamers have felt that they have had real visitations from Diana from the spiritual realms since her death in 1997. She has brought them her light, compassion, and grace.... diana, princess of wales dream meaning

Din Road

Traveling down a din road may reflect a difficult passage toward your goals on which you may have to face rock- slides, potholes, or mud if the weather or your mood changes.

A din road may comment that you have chosen a path that is a new frontier in that it is unpaved.... din road dream meaning

Dining Room Table

A dining room table may represent symbolically your ideas about being nurtured and how your ideas may offer others something substantial. Thus, a table that is long with two chairs at opposite ends might comment on the distance that you feel between yourself and another.... dining room table dream meaning

Directing Traffic

Directing traffic may be a response to feeling that you are in charge of others and directing their destinations. It may also compensate for frustration about not being in control of others’ behavior.... directing traffic dream meaning

Dish-washing Liquid, Dawn

Washing dishes with Dawn may comment on a revelation or inspiration coming through the simple and mundane acts of life. It may suggest that you just came up with a great idea in the most unusual moment, or it may represent fresh ideas, which may initiate a new beginning.... dish-washing liquid, dawn dream meaning

Dish-washing Liquid, Joy

Squeezing a botde of Joy dish soap in a dream may mention the need to put some joy into the simple things in life.... dish-washing liquid, joy dream meaning

Doghouse

A doghouse may mention that you feej done something to displease your mate. Thus you feel you are in the doghouse or in trouble.

A doghouse may represent feelings of shame.... doghouse dream meaning

Dollhouse

Playing with a dollhouse may remark on your idealisnc fantasies about having a family. It may mention that your percepnon about your family constellanon is based on childhood concepts and experiences. It may represent a model for working cut the real problems in your family in order to find a solunon that will address each member’s needs.... dollhouse dream meaning

Donald Duck

The wacky, quacky duck of Disney cartoon fame might appear in a dream or a waking dream to signify frus- nation. With his often-explosive temper, Donald may come to poke fun at your own tyrannical nature He may also arrive to poke fun at how easily you become frustrated by others.... donald duck dream meaning

Dorothy (gale)

Judy Garland, as Dorothy in The Wizard oj Oz, may represent an adolescent aspect of your personality that is ready to individuate from the values of your family and your culture in general. She may take you on a heroine’s journey down the Yellow Brick Road to enlightenment. She may ask that you use your intelligence, open your heart, and cultivate courage in confronting the fears of the shadow of the Wicked Witch of the West in whatever form she takes in your life. She may tell you not to follow any gurus and that you don’t have to venture outside your own backyard to find your heart’s desire. She represents the spiritually maturing female.... dorothy (gale) dream meaning

Dog Breeds

• Bulldog: A bulldog may symbolize a bull-headed individual who looks tough on the outside but is actually quite lovable.

• Chihuahua: A Chihuahua may arrive to remind you of a fnend or associate with a small ego and a nervous disposition.

• Dalmatians: In that the Dalmatian is often a companion to firefighters, the appearance of Dalmatians in a dream may point to a tendency to want to rescue others or to put out their emotional fires for them.

The appearance of those charming spotted pups from the Disney animated movie may also comment on your need to be everything to everyone. As the carriage dogs for royalty, the Dalmatian may indicate that you have elevated your friends to regal status. Thus the overall message may be that although your friends deserve to be honored, you may need to consider honoring yourself.

• German shepherd: A German shepherd may appear to let you know that you are on guard or that you may need some real protection from a special friend.

Golden retriever: Dreaming of a golden retriever may indicate that you need to retrieve an old friendship or other relationship.

• Newfoundland: Newfoundlands are renowned as rescue dogs.

A Newfoundland may symbolize that you are in need of rescue in a business deal or partnership or in a personal relationship.

• Poodle: A poodle may arrive to remind you of someone who is well groomed or someone who is just pnssy.... dog breeds dream meaning

Doublcmint Gum

A pack of Doublemint gum may comment on a relationship or partnership with a twin or a like-minded individual. It may point to a couple who are stuck together or partnered in life and in business. It may simply ask you to “Double Your Pleasure and Double Your Fun.” (See Gum.)... doublcmint gum dream meaning

Double Ax

A symbol of feminine power associated with the Amazon tribes of Greek mythology, this tool offers a two-sided power with both negative and positive qualities.

The double ax represents the strength of feminine power or the betrayal of one’s power.... double ax dream meaning

Double Bed

Entering a room with a double bed may point to your desire for sexual intimacy in a committed relationship. It may present your concerns about your relationship as well as your sexual preferences.... double bed dream meaning

Dump Truck

Usually carrying a ton of dirt, a dump truck may warn that someone in your life is about to dump a load of dirt on you. Thus, it may remark on being the target of ridicule. It may also carry away the negativity in your life.

(See Truck)... dump truck dream meaning

Dust Storm

As an expression of dirty thoughts delivered, a dust storm may come as a response to a shameful experience.... dust storm dream meaning

Four Directions

Each direction may signify movement toward esoteric knowledge, spiritual light, and personal transformation. By noticing which direction you are facing or moving toward in your dream, you may come to understand more about the direction of your life course.

For Native Amencans, the four directions bring spiritual power into manifestation on the earth.

(See Compass, and East, North, South, West.)... four directions dream meaning

Hard Drive

The hard drive in your personal computer is where information is stored.

If your hard drive has crashed in your dreams, it may point to a significant loss of information, which may create lasting problems and great emotional pain.

If the hard dnvc is full, it may reflect feelings of being oversaturat- ed by information or processing all you can handle. It may also point to the need to dnve hard to pursue a goal.... hard drive dream meaning

Houses Next Door

Anything that is next to us represents something close to the boundaries of our consciousness.

For instance, if you live next to a mansion in a dream it might suggest that you already possess the resources to elevate your status and personal value. You just have to realize it.... houses next door dream meaning

Laundry Detergent. Cheer

This laundry detergent may present a simple message urging you to clean up a bad attitude and put on a more cheerful face. It may also represent some good cheer about to arrive in the form of a celebration.... laundry detergent. cheer dream meaning

Leonardo Dicaprio

The Romeo of film actors, Leonardo may appear in a dream to take the hand of a dreamer into the chamber of romantic love. He may portray the projection of the perfect lover as youthful and innocent. He may announce the arrival of a scul-mate relationship.... leonardo dicaprio dream meaning

Loading Dock

Arriving at a loading dock in a dream may represent needing to retrieve the fruits of your labors or the cash from a large sale. It might also represent needing to unload some heavy burden from your shoulders.

A loading dock may deliver the goods on someone you mistrust.... loading dock dream meaning

Louvered Doors

Louvered doors allow the air to circulate. They close out your vision but not other senses. Louvered doors in a dream may represent the ability to sense an opportunity without seeing it, or hearing something you should not have heard. They may mention your frustration around a lack of privacy.... louvered doors dream meaning

Pampers Diapers

Being given a box of Pampers in your dreams may comment that you are ready to receive some special attention and pampenng.... pampers diapers dream meaning

Pillsbury Dough Boy

The appearance of the Pillsbury Dough Boy in a dream may announce someone who is perhaps cooking up a big surprise, such as bnnging some “big dough” or money into the house.

The Dough Boy may also signify that a guy is a real softy or softhearted.... pillsbury dough boy dream meaning

Prairie Dog

Prairie dogs live in underground communities and may signify a group or community of individuals who represent a counterculture. Their ideals may be different from the norm.

A prairie dog may come to summon you to bond and commit to community life.... prairie dog dream meaning

Rosie O’donnell

The Queen of Nice, as she is called by fans, may appear in a dream to nudge you to stop placating and to “tell it like it is.” She may demonstrate that there is more than one body type for a woman and thus may appear to the woman who is obsessed about her weight to say, “You’re beautiful as you are.” As a successful single mom, she brings the importance of motherhood and the nurtunng aspect of the personality to a dreamer who wonders if her role as a mother is important enough.... rosie o’donnell dream meaning

Salad Dressing, Wishbone

The brand name Wishbone may metaphorically point to fulfillment, as it refers to the breastbone or the cavity where the heart is. It may call back a memory of a deep wish or desire that has been forgotten.... salad dressing, wishbone dream meaning

Tasmanian Devil

As the whirlwind of destructive intention, this cartoon character represents a mischievous, angry, devilish aspect of the personality that may need to be embraced or tamed. This devil also bnngs comedy to our angry moments and may summon you to look at the destructive aspects of your personality.... tasmanian devil dream meaning

Tide Laundry- Detergent

Tide is the most well-known brand name in laundry detergent. Tide may comment on the need to deter the tides from washing away your prospects. Tide may signify that the tide has risen and it is a great time to launder your emotional attitudes.... tide laundry- detergent dream meaning

Dairymaid

Good health and contentment is the promise of a dream in which a dairymaid is seen at work.... dairymaid dream meaning

Dancing School

Strange experiences with the opposite sex may be expected by Those who dream of attending a school for dancing. Social or ballroom dancing instruction is connected with private affairs, while classic, tap, or other exhibition dancing with appearances in public.... dancing school dream meaning

Dancing Teacher

If a girl dreams that her betrothed is a dancing teacher, she will have a good reason to suspect him.... dancing teacher dream meaning

Dead-folks

To dream of talking with dead-folks is a good, auspicious dream, and signifies a boldness of courage, and a very dear conscience.... dead-folks dream meaning

Decorating

Dreaming that you decorate a house, room, or clothing for a festive occasion, presages happy and lighthearted times.... decorating dream meaning

Dining

A quarrel may be expected if one dreams of dining with his or her lover in company with other persons.

If the two right people are alone, it is a presage of an early marriage-.... dining dream meaning

Dismissed

To dream of being dismissed or fired from a job is an augury of an increase in salary or an elevation in the position you hold.... dismissed dream meaning

Divine Service

To dream you go to Divine service, signifies honor and joy.... divine service dream meaning

Dog-show

A renewal of an old and valued friendship will follow a dream of attending a dog-show.... dog-show dream meaning

Dragons

To dream you see a dragon, is a sign that you shall see some great Lord your master, or a magistrate; it signifies also riches and treasure.... dragons dream meaning

Fan Dancing

Suspicion is indicated by a dream in which a fan dancer performs. Either a man or a woman having this dream should beware of unseemly couduct that may lead to criticism from jealous people.... fan dancing dream meaning

Chocolate-covered Desserts

Vision: Eating chocolate-covered desserts means you love to exaggerate. Your imagination is running away with you! See Chocolate.... chocolate-covered desserts dream meaning

Cloudburst, Downpour

Vision: If you are surprised by a downpour: sudden difficulties will turn up—making life miserable. Soaked by a cloudburst: you have more luck than brains in a certain matter. Watching a downpour: good luck and maybe winning a large sum of monev. See Rain. 0

Depth Psychology: A downpour announces unexpected good luck in a quandary that you could not have resolved with your head alone. That makes a cloudburst represent good luck—even if you get wet in the process.... cloudburst, downpour dream meaning

Drunkards

To dream one is drunk, is very bad for all, for it signifieth great folly.

It is only good to such as are in fear; for drunkards doubt or fear nothing.

To dream one is drunk is increase of estate, and recovery of health; but when one dreams he is drunk, without drinking any wine, it is an ill omen, and he runs the hazard of being disgraced by some bad action, and of being punished by law, If a man dreams he is drunk with sack, muscatel, or some other sweet and pleasant drink.

It is a sign he will be beloved by some great lords, and grow rich thereby.

If a man dreams he is drunk and vomits, he will run the hazard of losing his estate by the violence of his prince, who will force him to an account of his means ill-gotten; or if he be a gamester, be will lose all he hath formerly won.

If anyone dreams thai being drunk, he is very much pained at heart and in his viscera, it shows that his domestics or servants will rob him of his money, or destroy his fortune without his knowledge.

If a man dreams he is drunk with pure water, he will boast causelessly of his wealth, and vaunt of another person’s strength.... drunkards dream meaning

Damage, Harm

Vision: “Pain is often the best teacher.” Learn from your experiences and put them to good use in the future. Maybe a past “mistake” will help you to find a solution for a present problem! See Pain.... damage, harm dream meaning

Day, Diary, Journal

Vision: Ever)’ day is only a small part of your life, but the dream might want to remind you how quickly time passes. See Clock.

The journal is a reminder of things past and events that were important enough not to be dismissed. Maybe you are confronted with past experiences with which you have not yet come to terms? See Book, Learning.... day, diary, journal dream meaning

Deer, Antelope

Vision: Seeing several deer or antelope: you want personal freedom. Since you have had very few opportunities for it, take the chance that is coming your way and run with it!... deer, antelope dream meaning

Discovery, Discovering

Vision: Dreaming about finding or discovering something means either the loss of money or of valuable objects.

Depth Psychology: This dream indicates that yours is a resdess, questioning, searching human mind. Dreaming about a discovery often means far-reaching changes in your life. It might also indicate that your views and vour actions are too theoretical or idealistic. See Uranus. Finding or discovering something is a warning—don’t rely too much on good luck.... discovery, discovering dream meaning

Dissecting

Depth Psychology: You are attempting to get to the bottom of something by using reason and your intellect. Whether this is really necessary depends on the rest of the dream symbols. It might be best to choose the golden mean between head and emotions.... dissecting dream meaning

Distress, Emergency

Vision: Dreaming about being in distress: expect a happy ev ent to take place. Helping other in distress: be assured that help for you is on the way.

If you are indifferent to the affliction of others, expect great misfortune to knock on your door.

Depth Psychology: Dreaming about being in a serious, distressing situation is usually a sign that you are facing problems in real life. It also is a symbol of your own Tighrfistedness, which you need to remedy.

The emergency is an urgent warning to get out of a real-life situation immediately if serious losses are to be prevented!... distress, emergency dream meaning

Ditch, Hole

Vision: Standing in front of a hole in the ground: think again carefully about your plans—it might prevent you from making mistakes. Trying to jump over a ditch or falling in: this is about the worst time for business speculanon and for spending money. Digging a hole and hoping a certain person will fall in: don’t underestimate the intelligence of this person— he/she will sense what you are up to.

Depth Psychology: The ditch might be a trap someone has put in your path; or you may want to set a trap for someone. It points to past experiences and bad memories. Have you tried to “bun ~ some of your character traits—hiding them from yourself or others? Did you “dig your own hole”?... ditch, hole dream meaning

Door(locked)

Vision: Seeing a locked door: poor conduct needs to be replaced with positive actions—it is the only way to avoid standing in front of a locked door in the fiiture. Unlocking the door: the future will be pleasant.

Depth Psychology: A locked door is often a sign of sexual needs. It also could mean that, if handled reasonably—difficulties are manageable. See Key.... door(locked) dream meaning

Dovecote

Vision: Seeing doves in a dovecote: be prepared for a long line of visitors. See Dove.... dovecote dream meaning

Drugstore, Pharmacist, Apothecary

Vision + Depth Psychology: If you are about to enter a drugstore: a warning to pay more attention to your health—if neglected, it might be in danger. Being sick and walking into a drugstore: recuperation is possible. This dream might also indicate your having to pay too much money for something.

If you are the pharmacist: you would like to be wealthy.... drugstore, pharmacist, apothecary dream meaning

Home, Apartment, Dwelling

Vision: As was already mentioned earlier, dreams about a home where the doors are open always symbolize, in men’s dreams, their relationship to women.

If the home is primarily furnished with wooden objects, the man is looking for a more motherly type. Living in a beautiful home: your future looks exceptionally good.

Depth Psychology: See House, Moving, Room.... home, apartment, dwelling dream meaning

Kettle Drum

Vision: Listening to a kettle drum: in the case of legal or other conflicts, be very careful and try to reach an amiable compromise. Playing the kettle drum: be less heartless and arrogant— that will only get you negative attention. Doing a “drum roll”: cither announces that you arc a miserable loser or declares you a victorious hero.

Depth Psychology: Are you playing the kettle drum with too much zeal only to get you negative attention? Are you hiding too much ambition behind such zeal? If not, expect good news soon. See Drum, Trumpet.... kettle drum dream meaning

Dream Interpretation Remarks

Symbols, metaphors, and archetypes in your dream do not appear by accident but usually have a deeper and more powerful significance. Some dreams are simply a way for us to MdigestH the previous day’s events. Most of the time, however, they are messages from our soul, unresolved events and feelings that still reside in our unconscious; they also may provide “visionary” suggestions. That is the reason why we believe it is so important to try to decipher dreams.

The best “specialist” to do this is you.

An expert dream analyst or a psychotherapist would at best be a “midwife” or guide, and then only if your dream presented clear indications that there was emotional illness and that psychological support was important.

A dream symbol often points to several possibilities.

For instance, the question of whether you are the victim or the perpetrator plays a major role that only honest self-examination can answer. Dream interpretation is not a game, some thing you do every now and then. It only makes sense if it becomes—like daily hygiene—a consistent part of your daily routine—a form of “emotional hygiene.” The rewards are well worth the effort. Nothing can replace self-analysis followed by self-awareness. Only in this way can you lead a happy and productive life and be at peace with yourself.

Your unconscious is often the best friend you can have, because it provides advice and suggestions about how to deal with the problems that arise.

The wisdom of your unconscious can even open a window into the future—allowing you to face the unknown with confidence.

The increase in the number of people who suffer from emotional problems can be laid at the door of today’s culture, with its emphasis on acquiring money, property, and success. But those who are in touch with their unconscious and its messages won’t easily violate the natural needs of their soul.

The best protection we have against depression, anxieties, and coundess other emotional problems is effective dream interpretation.... dream interpretation remarks dream meaning

Letters In Dreams

A Something unique, the beginning of a new event or project.

B Self-isolation, things hidden and not yet known.

C Matter that surrounds spirit, language, throat.

D Symbol for food and growth/development.

E Bridge between body and spirit, call for unity.

F Symbol for the outside and inner world, insight, hope, understanding.

G Weapon, staff, scepter—conquest and/or domination.

H Balanced, self-improvement.

I The human need for safety and severity.

J Adviser, admonishing or threatening index finger.

K Creative vitality, straightforward action, abundant energy.

L Reaching arm, striving for material and/or intellectual fortune.

M Mother, woman, fertility, creative energy.

N Masculine spirit stimulated by the feminine.

O The circle, insurmountable limits of fate.

P Mishaps, bad luck, accidents, disappointments, negative experiences.

Q The result of our action, our language.

R Male energy’, used to pursue our goals.

S Weapons, tools, techniques, and support.

T The cross, origin of your power/energy.

U The cup, the chalice, the passing of life/rime. Success, victory, the search for completeness.

W No specific symbols could be found, but possibly refers the ups and downs of life.

X The ten, checkmarks, crossing out.

Y The unknown, sometimes also sexual needs.

Z Risk decisions, lightning, electricity.... letters in dreams dream meaning

Livestock, Livestock Dealer, Livestock Auction

Vision: Seeing an animal herd: be happy, your finances will improve. Selling animals at a livestock auction: you thought you were particularly smart, but others will outbid you by a mile! Negotiating with a livestock dealer: watch out—you are being “taken for ride”! See Cow, Stall.

Depth Psychology: An animal represents instinctive urges.

The livestock dealer and the auction point to sly and foxy people. Either someone wants to “put something over” on you or vice versa.

The other symbols in the dream are important. See .Animals.... livestock, livestock dealer, livestock auction dream meaning

Murder, Murderer, Being Murdered. Hanging, Stabbing, Suffocating. Drowning

Vision: Dreaming about being murdered: difficulties in the near future. Murdering someone else: watch out and don’t be careless, you could be the one who gets hurt. See Aggression.

If you are hanging yourself: it is a message from your unconscious that your personality is unfolding and still “up in the air,” but this stage will soon be completed. See Hanging.

A stabbing refers to an immature, aggressive sexuality (See Dagger) and the desire for a quick resolution to conflicts or problems. Suffocating refers to situations you have not yet accepted. See .Asthma. Drowning either serves as a warning or indicates that you are about to drown under the weight of present events, responsibilities, and dangers. See Execution, Gallows, Murder. Being an eyewitness to a murder: the disagreements that people around you have are none of your business—leave them alone. Murder-dreams imply that you will live to a ripe old age. Dreaming about being murdered: are you refusing to accept the harsh reality—that a phase in your life is coming to an end? If you are participating in a murder: you are shamelessly exploiting someone’s bad luck for your own ends.

Depth Psychology: While you feel you should be ashamed of what you have done, you have pushed your guilt feelings underground and now are facing the consequences. Sometimes the dream also means that you want (or need to) end a phase in your life.

The murderer represents hidden fears coming to the fore, which weaken or threaten to destroy your personal growth. Do something about it and do it quickly. Dreaming about murdering someone: you are struggling with problems and would like nothing better than to get rid of someone (unconscious aggression). Clear the air as soon as possible! Dreams about murder mean that an insight or opportunity for advancement has been “murdered.” Usually you yourself are the murderer and are being murdered. Additional dream symbols will be highly informative.See Aggression, Anger.... murder, murderer, being murdered. hanging, stabbing, suffocating. drowning dream meaning

Tooth, Dentist

Vision: Looking at healthy teeth: you are struggling with a certain issue, but success is guaranteed. Teeth falling out: losses are imminent. Loose teeth: you are afraid of losing things or people who you thought were your “property.’’ Looking at the teeth of others: friends or relatives are in a dangerous situation or are aggressive. Going to a dentist: you are in need of professional advice.

A tooth has to be pulled: miscalculations on your part are the reason for losses in the near future. You have a toothache: a huge expense is creating havoc in your bank account.

A tooth needs to be filled: you made a mistake when trying to solve a problem. Wearing false teeth: pseudo- success is all you will get unless you change your arrogant (hypocritical) attitude. Other people pulling teeth: you want to profit from someone else’s misfortune.

Depth Psychology: A woman dreaming about losing her teeth means she is afraid of losing the man she loves. In the case of a man, it means fear of becoming impotent. Teeth are a symbol of either sexual prowess or material goals. Has someone “bared his teeth”? Have remarks you have made been “biting”? People who have a hard time getting through life often dream about teeth! Dreaming about a dentist means that you are afraid that someone is going to hurt you, or that you are hoping that someone is coming to help you in a difficult situation.... tooth, dentist dream meaning

Dance Recital

To dream about a dance recital indicates that you will soon be relocating, possibly to a new house or city.

To dream that you are in a dance recital suggests that there may be tension brewing between you and your peers.... dance recital dream meaning

Deli

To dream of a deli may indicate a movement toward the fulfillment of an exciting ambition.

A great selection of money-making ideas may be about to become available and ready to put into action.

To dream of owning a deli ensures success.... deli dream meaning

Delta

To dream of a delta indicates a small hurdle to overcome before releasing the pent-up energy of a past investment.

To dream that you are standing in water in the vicinity of a delta may indicate the need for a physical purging. Alternatively, you may need an emotional purging such as a session with a good counselor.

The message from the unconscious is that once this release has taken place, the movement forward will be smooth and easy and an ocean of new life will open up before you.... delta dream meaning

Demeter

To dream of Demeter is a powerful sign of impending marriage, possibly of someone close to you. There is also the likelihood of a fertile season ahead for you and your loved ones.... demeter dream meaning

Downtown

To dream that you are downtown suggests your fixation on wealth and materialistic things. It can also represent the fast-paced aspects of your life.... downtown dream meaning

Maypole Dance

To dream of a maypole dance symbolizes a drastic change in your life. Perhaps you have adopted new ideals or perspectives. You are discarding previous beliefs and thoughts. It may also represent masculinity and productivity.... maypole dance dream meaning

Valentine’s Day

To dream of Valentine’s Day implies a romantic heart and that you hope to bring a deeper love into your life.

Dreaming of feeling sad or disappointed on Valentine’s day suggests that it is time to make a strong commitment to your own happiness. You may need to organize a special ritual just for yourself: for example, write a ‘love letter’ and read it to yourself in the moonlight.... valentine’s day dream meaning

Charleston (dance)

This is an all around favorable dream.

If it shows children dancing, much joy is yours, and if you see dating couples dance the Charleston you will have great success in your endeavors.

If you are one of the dancers you have an omen that tells you that your business enterprise will grow and expand.... charleston (dance) dream meaning

Damson (plum Tree)

To see a damson tree in full leaves loaded with luscious fruit shows you will get your reward with the inheritance you receive. Should you eat of the plums you will have sorrow and grief as well as loss.

If the tree is misshapen then it foretells of a time of domestic unrest.... damson (plum tree) dream meaning

Deceased (dreaming About)

If you should dream of a deceased person and this person speaks only to you, pay close attention to what the spirit is telling you as it could be very important to you.

To dream of seeing a deceased person is normally a dream of warning, and it tells you that the influences around you at this time does not bode well for your affairs, and you should not enter into any binding contracts or verbal agreements until this phase passes.... deceased (dreaming about) dream meaning

Divorce (court)

A dream of a divorce, whether you are in a courtroom or not, is a warning that you must change your ways and learn to compromise rather then demand, or your marriage is in danger of divorce.

A single life of frustration is that of a woman who dreams of a divorce because of cheating lovers.... divorce (court) dream meaning

Quay (dock, Etc.)

If you dream that you are standing on a quay and see huge ships being unloaded then you will take a long ocean voyage.

If you speak with the workmen then will you find disappointments in your love life or your home. Many ships moored at the quay means your wishes will be fulfilled.... quay (dock, etc.) dream meaning

Agreement Or Business Document

This dream is always held to be a warning of some flaw in your plans, some oversight that will upset your calculations and hopes.

If you do not actually sign the agreement, but only read it, you will get through all right. ... agreement or business document dream meaning

Ass Or Donkey

If you ride a Donkey in your dream, it is a good sign for your love affairs, unless you experience trouble or difficulty with the animal- To see the Donkey, without riding it, is generally accepted as a sign of some senseless quarrel which is not to your credit.

If the animal kicks you, you can safely conclude that you will deserve all the misfortune that may follow the quarrel. ... ass or donkey dream meaning

Bull-dog

Good news from an absent friend. ... bull-dog dream meaning

Business Document

To dream of such Papers is a bad sign for a business man, but not for a woman. Be careful of your speculations and investments.... business document dream meaning

Chess And Draughts

To dream that you are playing one of these games shows difficulties in your path.

The issue will depend upon the result of the game.... chess and draughts dream meaning

Daggers Or Knives

Be careful of treachery, or you will suffer heavy loss.... daggers or knives dream meaning

Dance Or Dancing

If you dream that you are Dancing, it is a sign that money is coming to you, or that some cherished plan will meet with success. But if you merely watch others Dancing, then you will hear of good fortune concerning a friend.... dance or dancing dream meaning

Dead March

To dream of hearing this played portends good luck to one whom you care for. ... dead march dream meaning

Dead Or Death

This omen depends upon the circumstances, but on the whole, it concerns other people, not the dreamer.

If you speak to friends or relatives who are Dead, it means news of some living friend or relation; if you touch or kiss them, the news will be of a sorrowful nature.

To dream of a Death means news of a birth.... dead or death dream meaning

Death-watch Beetle

To dream of this ill- omened insect presages a speedy marriage. ... death-watch beetle dream meaning

Death’s Head

You may discover some hidden secret.... death’s head dream meaning

Deeds

Should you dream of signing them, avoid speculation and quarrels with those dear to you, as you are in danger of loss either of money or affection.... deeds dream meaning

Delicate

To dream of ill-health is always a good sign. You will be vigorous and go ahead in your business.... delicate dream meaning

Derby

A lucky dream; financial gain will come your way.... derby dream meaning

Detest Or Dislike

To dream that you Dislike anyone is a bad sign—it shows a coming quarrel with an old friend or a close relative.... detest or dislike dream meaning

Digence

This dream is often the forerunner of good fortune; a woman will inherit wealth, a man will earn it.... digence dream meaning

Digginq

This dream depends upon the nature of the soil, for it is emblematic.

If the soil is good and easily worked, your plans will succeed. It concerns money, not personal affairs.... digginq dream meaning

Disfigurement

To dream of personal Disfigurement presages an unexpected happiness.... disfigurement dream meaning

Djsult

A dream of difficulty, the result depending upon what happens.

If someone Insults you and you do not resent it, beware of trouble ahead. There may be a change of residence or of occupation. INTEMPERANCE—To indulge to excess either in Eating or in Drinking foretells trouble.

It is equally as bad to see someone else doing this. ... djsult dream meaning

Draper

Small worries ending shortly by the help of a business acquaintance.... draper dream meaning

Draughts Or Chess

A somewhat similar dream to Dice. It shows fluctuations of fortune, and you should avoid all speculative business or betting.... draughts or chess dream meaning

Ducks Or Geese

A good sign.

If the Geese attack you, it means trouble in business affairs.... ducks or geese dream meaning

Eack-door

To dream that you are making use of the Back-door instead of the front entrance of your house is a warning of some coming change in your fortunes. This may be for good or for evil, according to the other circumstances.... eack-door dream meaning

Fawn Or Deer

This is looked upon as unfavourable, especially where love affairs are concerned. ... fawn or deer dream meaning

Had Dog

Falsehood will be unmasked and unfair accusations proved.

A contented future is augured.... had dog dream meaning

Hart Or Deer

To dream of wild animals in captivity is unfavourable, and shows quarrels and losses. ... hart or deer dream meaning

Mastiff Or Dog

Beware of false suspicions if you see a big Dog in your dream.

If he bites you, it is a warning of trouble in your love affairs. But i f a woman dreams of a Mastiff, it is a sign that her lover is faithful to her.... mastiff or dog dream meaning

Night Or Darkness

To dream that you arc suddenly overtaken by Night, or by an unexplained Darkness is a bad sign; misfortune will be your lot. But if you persevere, in your dream, and once more see the light of day, then you will recover your losses.... night or darkness dream meaning

Physician Or Doctor

This is a very fortunate omen—It is always a good sign to see or speak to a Doctor in your dream.... physician or doctor dream meaning

Quay Or Dock

Shipping is not a fortunate sign as a rule, so it is far better for you if you dream that you view if from a Dock or from the shore.... quay or dock dream meaning

Belly Dancing / Belly Dancer

Dreams of belly dancing or of a belly dancer represent sensuality, sexuality, and a desire for the expression of your goddess femininity in your life. See Goddess.... belly dancing / belly dancer dream meaning

Breakdown / Breakthrough Dreams

See Types of Dreams (Introduction).... breakdown / breakthrough dreams dream meaning

Co-dependent

Dreams of being co-dependent symbolize insecurity, low -esteem, and that you are allowing your disempowering beliefs to injure you and/or the other people you with whom you are entangled. This dream is alerting you to cultivate your own sense of self, boundaries, authenticity, -respect, and faith in your higher power.... co-dependent dream meaning

Cross Dresser

See Transsexual.... cross dresser dream meaning

Dalai Lama

Dreams of the Dalai Lama symbolize forgiveness, compassion, and enlightenment. This dream may be revealing your ability to smile even when you’ve lost everything, because you know that your sustenance does not come from this world.

The message in this dream should be highly regarded See Prophetic Dreams, Enlightenment, Christ, Smile and Buddha.... dalai lama dream meaning

Dance Floor

Dreams of a dance floor symbolize your creative expression.

If the dance floor is filled, then it represents the collective energy of all aspects of you dancing at the same time.

If the floor is empty, then consider that you need some alone time to rejuvenate, or that you need to make energize your creative spirit and begin making joy a priority in your life. See Ballroom.... dance floor dream meaning

Dating Service

Dreams of being enrolled in a dating service represent your need or desire for guidance with romantic issues and/or help with finding a mate. See Match.com.... dating service dream meaning

Debut

See Entrance.... debut dream meaning

Decaffeinated

Dreams of decaffeinated coffee symbolizes that you are making healthy choices in your life, choosing to be calm and balanced as opposed to stressed and frantic. See Coffee.... decaffeinated dream meaning

Depressed / Depression

Dreams of being depressed represent that you are venting out unhealed emotional wounds and -punishment that have been dampening your spirit. This dream is giving you the message that you’ve been suppressing your passion, and it is time for a change.... depressed / depression dream meaning

Descend

Dreams of descending are about you coming down to earth, becoming grounded, embracing your humanity, your three-dimensional needs, wants, and desires.

If it feels that you’ve descended into the underworld, see Goddess-Persephone or Depressed.... descend dream meaning

Desperate Housewife

Dreams of a desperate housewife or of the show, “Desperate Housewives” denote your connection to the dark side of femininity: vindictiveness, competition, beauty used as a weapon, and victimization. See Drama Queen and Karma.... desperate housewife dream meaning

Devotee

Dreams of a devotee reflect power issues, and that you may have abdicated your power and personal responsibility to a person or organization, and you are experiencing harmful consequences. However, if you are feeling devoted to a relationship or a higher calling, then this dream is reflecting and affirming your purpose for being alive. See Love.... devotee dream meaning

Diet Coke

Dreams of drinking diet coke represent that you are ingesting information that is refreshing, reinvigorating and stimulating, but not necessarily healthy for you.... diet coke dream meaning

Digital

Dreams of anything digital or digitized symbolize a desire to step outside of the linear, stair-step approach to life, and exploring that, which is holographic and instantaneous.... digital dream meaning

Dine

Dreams of dining symbolize your need for soul food that takes place during social gatherings. Consider what you are eating and whether your current social circle nourishing your soul.

If it is not, this dream is giving you the message to choose another experience from your social menu.... dine dream meaning

Diplomacy

Dreams of diplomacy reflect that you are recognizing the possibility of a win/win outcome. Perhaps you are endeavoring to take another’s needs into consideration and communicate skillfully in the midst of a hostile situation. See Mediation.... diplomacy dream meaning

Disneyland

Dreams of the Disneyland symbolize your connection to your inner Magic Kingdom, to your imagination and to your inner child.... disneyland dream meaning

Dissect

Dreams of splitting something apart symbolize your quest for knowledge or that your inner critic is tearing you apart.... dissect dream meaning

Dmv

Dreams of the Department of Motor Vehicles represents your feelings and attitudes toward bureaucracy. You may be experiencing stress and frustration as you await mobility or a license to take control of your life. See Car.... dmv dream meaning

Dog Paddle

If you dream of dog paddling you are venting out the stress and struggle of trying to keep your head above water.... dog paddle dream meaning

Doggie Bag

See Leftovers.... doggie bag dream meaning

Donald Trump

Dreams of Donald Trump represent wealth, status, power, and perhaps a fear of being fired or a dread of having to fire someone. You are realizing the Midas Touch. See Wealth.... donald trump dream meaning

Door Mat

Dreams of a door mat represent that you’ve been allowing people to walk all over you. You are afraid of saying “No” for fear that you will not be loved. Low -worth has you putting up with intolerable circumstances.

It is time for you to dust yourself and stand up for what you need and want.

A welcome mat signifies that you are receptive to the blessings of this universe, to new opportunities, and that you have an open door policy to life. Consider the feeling tone. See Rug.... door mat dream meaning

Double Decker

Dreams of a double decker buss symbolize accelerated power in your potencyin life. Because a double decker buss is twice as high up as a regular bus, this affords an elevated view, which symbolizes wisdom, clarity and your ability to have more objectivity over your current circumstances.... double decker dream meaning

Drama Queen / Drama King

If you dream of a drama queen or drama king that is flailing through their emotional wave from hope to pain and back again, your dream is sending you the message to find your center and balance. This dream is your wake up call to remind you that you are more than your passion, excitement or sorrow. See Actor or Actress.... drama queen / drama king dream meaning

Dramamine

Dreams of Dramamine symbolize your intent to maintain your sense of self and your equilibrium when you set sail in your relationship upon the deep sea of intimasea.... dramamine dream meaning

Draw Bridge

Dreams of a draw bridge represent that you are creating rigid boundaries regarding who and what you allow into your life, rejecting energy that is non-supportive of you. Also, your unresolved trust issues may be keeping you from allowing love and intimacy in your life.... draw bridge dream meaning

Dreamworks

To dream of Steven Spielberg or of his motion picture production company is about opening your creativity to the skies and beyond. You are beginning an out of the box creative exploration, realizing that your fantasy life could translate into a profitable career.... dreamworks dream meaning

Dresser Drawers

See Drawer.... dresser drawers dream meaning

Dressing (clothes)

Dreams of getting dressed symbolize that you are suiting up and showing up in life, preparing to present yourself in a way that represents the image you show to the world. You are covering up your nakedness and authenticity with a socially acceptable exterior.

The clothes you chose to wear are significant and say a lot about how you want the world/your peers to see you.

If you dream of getting “dressed up”, then you are preparing yourself energetically to make an impression. This dream may be a symbol that good news is forthcoming and will be worth celebrating. See Clothes.

If you dream of dressing for a salad, see Salad Dressing.... dressing (clothes) dream meaning

Dry Clean

To dream of dry cleaning represents that you are suiting up and showing up in your life, being hard pressed to look your best, and putting on a good appearance. You are ironing out all the wrinkles in your presentation and public image.... dry clean dream meaning

Dsl

See High Speed Internet.... dsl dream meaning

Duped

Dreams of being duped symbolize that you’ve allowed yourself to be manipulated and taken for a ride. When you release you attachment to being a victim, you will realize that you are 100% responsible for your life, and that no one can really do anything to you. See Victim.... duped dream meaning

Geodesic Dome

Dreams of this vaulted structure made of lightweight straight elements that form interlocking polygons represent a desire for safety and security. You are dealing with a structure, a person or situation that may appear to be flimsy, but is extremely strong and resilient. Don’t be fooled by appearances. See Pyramid.... geodesic dome dream meaning

Hand-me-downs

See Second Hand and Thrift Shop.... hand-me-downs dream meaning

Integration Dreams

See Types of Dreams (Introduction.)... integration dreams dream meaning

Post Pardum Depression

If you dream of post Pardum depression, then you are venting out and processing the physiological and psychological changes of having a baby or of giving birth to a creative project. You are growing through a challenging time in your life, and this dream may be giving you the message to seek support. See Breakdown/Breakthrough Dreams.... post pardum depression dream meaning

Processing Dreams

See Types of Dreams (Introduction.)... processing dreams dream meaning

Prophetic Dreams

See Types of Dreams (Introduction.)... prophetic dreams dream meaning

Rapid Dating

Dreams of rapid dating represent discernment, abundance and intuition with regards to intimacy. Also, dreams of rapid dating represent a desire to find “the one”, to meet an intimate partner, to play the field, and/or to get “out there” in the dating pool. Your are realizing that there are many options available to you with regards to romance, partnership and love. See Match.com.... rapid dating dream meaning

Sky Dive

Dreams of sky diving signify a desire for extreme adventure.

If you feel excited, then you have a positive expectation about falling in love and taking risks in your business.

If you are terrified, then you are venting out your fear of coming down to earth, and losing your sense of self. Alternatively, this dream could reflect that you are bringing your spiritual awareness down to earth. Consider the feeling tone of this dream. See Fly and Fall.... sky dive dream meaning

Venting Dreams

Venting dreams represent your subconscious mind’s attempt to assist you with the process of cleaning out the old in order to make room for the new. You may be playing out a a frightening or anxiety provoking scenario in order to come to terms with how you would handle it, or to conquer it. Venting dreams usually occur as nightmares or frightmares, anxiety dreams that leave you feeling shaken up. Venting dreams are showing you what we are ready to release. See Types of Dreams (Introduction).... venting dreams dream meaning

Weapons Of Mass Destruction

Nightmares about weapons of mass destruction represent that you are venting out your fear of death, destruction, ego-obliteration and grand scale annihilation. See War and Venting Dreams.... weapons of mass destruction dream meaning

Wish Fulfillment Dreams

See Types of Dreams (Introduction.)... wish fulfillment dreams dream meaning

Zone Diet

Dreams of the zone diet signify your desire for optimum health, youthful vitality, your willingness to trim the fat out of your life by eliminating all that no longer serves you, while you amplify your passion and desire for living the life of your dreams. See Diet and Adkins Diet.... zone diet dream meaning

Break Of Dawn

interpreted by: religion, good, righteousness, strength.... break of dawn dream meaning

Days

the best days of what is seen [in dreams] is on Friday, next is Monday, and Thursday. And whenever a person dreams on a clear and bright day then it is better in its truthfulness [the dream], and perfect depending on his light and illumination.... days dream meaning

Drum Of Distraction

inconsistent conversation that has no good in it.... drum of distraction dream meaning

Dust / Dirt / Soil

interpreted upon 5 sides: wealth, a usefulness, work of the world (dunya) , use / a useful thing from [the direction of] women.... dust / dirt / soil dream meaning

Gazelle / Deer

interpreted upon 4 sides: woman, young girl, child, usefulness from women.... gazelle / deer dream meaning

Mule Driver / Mules

interpreted upon 7 sides: travel, barren woman, long lifetime & arrival / adulthood, victory, beauty, knowledge, foolish man. And whoever rides the (male or female) Mule, the vision is potentially indicative [of such] if he was a Jurist [responsible] toward the appointment of the judicial authorities.... mule driver / mules dream meaning

Night And Day

whoever sees that he has left from the darkness into the light, and is from the people of righteousness then he will leave from neediness [and go] into wealth / sufficiency. As for the light which is the day then it is interpreted by: right guidance. And the beginning of the day, is interpreted by: the beginning of the matter which he asks for. Its middle and last parts are compared against that.... night and day dream meaning

Pigeon / Dove

a vision of a pigeon is [interpreted upon] 6 sides: woman, sorrow, religion, disablement / hindrance & confirmation, loan.... pigeon / dove dream meaning

Plate / Dish / Bowl

interpreted upon 10 sides: woman, [male] servant, young girl, straightness of religion, goodness of body, long lifetime, wealth, blessing, pleasant nice words, inheritance from [the direction of] women.... plate / dish / bowl dream meaning

Plate / Dish / Tray

interpreted upon 4 sides: servant of an assembly, young girl & benefit from direction of women, guidance in the quantity of his account.... plate / dish / tray dream meaning

White Duck

wealth or rich woman, and black young girl.... white duck dream meaning

Deceive

See lie... deceive dream meaning

Deer / Reindeer

The deer and the reindeer herd have a strict hierarchical structure.

The deer symbolizes pride and nobility. We recognize our place in the world.... deer / reindeer dream meaning

Deformed Animals

The dreamer realizes that some of his impulses are out of kilter.... deformed animals dream meaning

Departures From Airports, Stations, Etc.

Formerly all departures were interpreted as death. Nowadays the symbolism is much more of a new beginning. We are leaving our old life in order to undertake something new. When someone in our lives leaves us, we may dream of departures and the grief that parting causes. In certain circumstances, to dream of wanting to leave but not being able to suggests that there is still further work to be done.

To be conscious of the time of departure might suggest that we are aware of a time limit within an area of our lives. You may also like to consult the individual entries for airport and departing.... departures from airports, stations, etc. dream meaning

Desert Island

See island... desert island dream meaning

Destinations

When they become apparent, will give some ideas about the aims and objectives we have. Our declared hopes and ideals may not correspond with those we subconsciously have – our inner motivation may be totally different to our outer behaviour – and dreams will highlight this discrepancy.

The exact nature of our objective is often not known to us until after we have confronted the obstacles and challenges along the way.

It is often enough just to have an aim for that particular section of the journey.... destinations dream meaning

Diamond Shapes

In a dream indicate that we have both greater and lesser options available to us.... diamond shapes dream meaning

Dictators

(Hitler, stalin etc.) If we have, or had, an overbearing father, a known dictator may appear in dreams as representing that relationship.

It is as though our dreaming self cannot face confrontation with father as such. Such a figure may also appear where issues affecting the community in which we live are of concern to us.... dictators dream meaning

Domesticated (tame) Animals

When we dream of domesticated animals we are aware of those parts of ourselves with which we have already come to terms. There are passions which are being used in a controlled way, although there is the suggestion that those passions were never very formidable.... domesticated (tame) animals dream meaning

Driving Any Sort Of Vehicle

This symbolizes our self-control and awareness of how external circumstances can affect us.... driving any sort of vehicle dream meaning

Underneath, Below Or Downstairs

This signifies the anarchic or immoral side of our personalities.

The sexual impulses can also be characterized in this way.... underneath, below or downstairs dream meaning

Ups And Downs

The personality has a need to balance the heights and depths of its experience, and if this does not happen a warning will usually appear in dream form. Situations in life can be experienced in dreams as the actual movement of our position.... ups and downs dream meaning

Baseball Diamond / Baseball Field

A dream that strongly features a baseball diamond represents the quality of your family life.

A positive dream indicates a happy home life, while a scary or negative dream reveals trouble at home.... baseball diamond / baseball field dream meaning

Blind Date

To dream that you are on a blind date, suggests that you are getting to know some hidden aspects of yourself. You are acknowledging your hidden talents. Alternatively, it may reflect your anxieties about dating or finding acceptance.... blind date dream meaning

Blow Dryer

To dream of using a hair dryer symbolzies emotional affairs and promises either an improvement in your current relationship or a new romance.

To dream of having your hair blown dry by a hairdresser is a warning against repeating gossip.... blow dryer dream meaning

Compact Disc Player

Dreaming of a compact disc player foretells travel at home and abroad.... compact disc player dream meaning

Control Dreams

To dream that you are able to control the action in your dreams, indicates your growing confidence, high self-esteem and increasing skills. Alternatively, this type of dream may be a way of compensating for a waking situation in which you felt powerless.... control dreams dream meaning

Dad

To see your father in your dream, symbolizes authority and protection. It suggests that you need to be more self-reliant.

A dream that your father is dead forewarns that you need to proceed with caution in conducting your business.

To dream that your father is trying to hurt or kill you, it could reflect a real-life concern about how your father relates to you. Perhaps he has been restricting you in some way, or behaving in a way that threatens your emotional happiness.... dad dream meaning

Date / Dating

To dream that you are on a date, suggests that you are getting to know some hidden aspects of yourself. You are acknowledging your hidden talents. Alternatively, it may reflect your anxieties about dating or finding acceptance.

If you dream of dating your guy friend, you may have secret feelings for him! Or, this dream can mean that you are picking up on vibes from him that he likes you as more than a friend. Also see “Ask Out”, “Double Date”, “Ex-Boyfriend” and “Love”... date / dating dream meaning

Day Care Center

If your dream about a day care center featured children who were old enough to walk, it is a good omen of happiness in family affairs and/or school, whichever concerns you most.

If the children at the day care center were babies, the meaning depends on how they behaved.

If they were happy or cute, good things are coming to you through the help of friends. However, if the babies were ugly or in any way displeasing to you, look out for treachery in someone you trust. Helpless or sick babies are generally a warning of difficulties ahead, so be cautious in your friendship and love affairs.... day care center dream meaning

Decaptitation

If you dream of being decapitated, you will be successful in life.

If you dream of someone else being beheaded, you will still be successful, but only after discouraging delays. Try to use good judgement when making decisions.... decaptitation dream meaning

Deformed

To dream that you are deformed, or that someone else is deformed, represents undeveloped aspects of yourself that you may have ignored. Until you recognize and face these parts of your personality, you may not be able to achieve what you want creatively or socially. Spend some time considering what parts of yourself you may be repressing, or hiding because you’re not sure others would appreciate them.... deformed dream meaning

Deoderant

To see or put on deodorant in your dream, represents your inner strength and your ability to rid yourself of destructive behaviors.... deoderant dream meaning

Disc Jockey

A dream of a disc jockey suggests that you need to be more in tune with your instincts. It may also represent a need for more enjoyment in your life.... disc jockey dream meaning

Disco Ball

To see a disco ball in your dream, suggests that you are ready to accept and/or face reality. It refers to your consciousness and suggests that your personal life is coming into balance. Also see “Nightclub.”... disco ball dream meaning

Discount Store

To dream about shopping in a discount store symbolizes minor financial problems which can be overcome by using a little self-control.

To dream of working in one forecasts a stroke of money luck.... discount store dream meaning

Disemboweled

If you dream of being disemboweled (where your guts fall out of your stomach), this means you feel like your strength or ability to stand up for yourself is being attacked. Alternately, consider the common phrase “you have a lot of guts.”... disemboweled dream meaning

Dish / Dishes

To dream of dishes full of food, symbolizes good fortune.

If the dishes are empty but very beautiful, they predict luck in love affairs.

If they are empty and dull, they symbolize a boring period of your life. Broken, damaged, or dirty dishes foretell family quarrels or domestic problems.

To dream that you are washing dishes, suggests that you are moving on and planning for the next thing that comes your way. Also see “Dish Cloth” and “Dishwasher”, below.... dish / dishes dream meaning

Dish Cloth

To dream about a dish cloth suggests that you are moving on from the past. You are getting ready for the next thing that comes your way.... dish cloth dream meaning

Dismembered

To dream that you or someone else is dismembered, suggests that some situation is falling apart in your waking life. You are feeling disempowered and experiencing loss.... dismembered dream meaning

Disneyland / Disneyworld

Dreaming of being at an amusement park represents a busy and stressful daily life. You need to set some time for leisure and more enjoyment in your life. Consider how everything in the park is an expression of some aspect of yourself. This dream can also mean that you have been easily distracted lately.

To dream that the amusement park is empty or abandoned, suggests that you need to open yourself up to more fun and adventure.... disneyland / disneyworld dream meaning

Disoriented

To dream of feeling disoriented, may reflect your true confused state of mind caused by nonsensical dream symbols. Isolate the element in your dream that is most confusing or obvious to you and analyze the meaning of that particular symbol.... disoriented dream meaning

Dissection

To dream that you are performing a dissection, indicates that you are facing and dealing with some deep issues or repressed thoughts. You must face them head-on to get rid of the negative feelings associated with these issues.... dissection dream meaning

Dissolve

To dream about something dissolving suggests that you are releasing negative emotions that you have been feeling. You are relaxing and coming to terms with things.... dissolve dream meaning

Ditching School

To dream of ditching/skipping school may indicate that you have skipped something important or avoided your responsibilities - have you done the right thing in a situation?... ditching school dream meaning

Diving Board

A dream of standing on a diving board, symbolizes a serious temptation or ordeal with which you are or will soon be faced.

If you were unable to jump, you are not yet ready to deal with your feelings about a situation. You are repressing strong emotions.... diving board dream meaning

Dna

To dream about DNA is about your need to make a plan for yourself. You must focus and carefully plot out everything that you have to make happen, in order for you to move ahead in life. Learn from any negativity that you have experienced, and move forward. This dream may also represent the initials “D” and “A”, so consider who or what in your life has these initials.... dna dream meaning

Dodge Ball

A dream of playing dodge ball signifies competition.

If you played the game aggressively, you need to be less judgemental of others in your real life.

If you dreamed of being on the receiving end of a lot of dodge balls, you may feel unfairly treated in some real-life situation.... dodge ball dream meaning

Dog Food

To dream of buying dog food symbolizes your responsibilities.

To dream of eating dog food suggests that you are feeling nervous or guilty about a friendship situation.... dog food dream meaning

Doll House

To see or play with a dollhouse in your dream symbolizes your idealistic notions about family life. Alternatively, the dollhouse in your dream may mean that your mind is trying to solve and work out waking problems with family members as you sleep.... doll house dream meaning

Donate / Donation

This dream means the opposite of what you may think! The more charitable you were (the more you donated) in your dream, the greater will be your financial difficulties in the next twelve months. However, if you received the donation in your dream, you can look forward to a rapid increase in income or other money luck.... donate / donation dream meaning

Donut

Whether you ate them, bought them, cooked them or just saw them, dreaming of donuts is a forecast of upcoming travel. Also see “Sprinkles”.... donut dream meaning

Double Date

To dream about going on a double date, suggests that you are nervous about a romantic situation and you need your friends’ support and advice to see you through.... double date dream meaning

Double-headed

To dream of yourself or another person having more than one head foretells that you will have a sudden rise in social status.... double-headed dream meaning

Down / Downhill

If you dream of moving downward, or going down a hill, this suggests that you have made a wrong decision or are headed toward the wrong direction in life. Consider how you could change yourself, or your situation, to point yourself in a more positive direction. Also see “Falling”... down / downhill dream meaning

Drag / Dragged

To dream that you are dragging something, indicates your struggles with getting things accomplished. It may represent your responsibilities, relationships, or situations which you should unload or let go. There may be a clue in what or who you are dragging in the dream.

If you dream of someone else dragging you, you are resisiting the influence of another. You may feel stressed out by other people’s expectations of you, or want to avoid getting involved in a particular situation.... drag / dragged dream meaning

Drinking Fountain

To dream of drinking water from a fountain is a positive omen, meaning that you have the strength of character to solve all your current problems. Look within and trust your instincts.... drinking fountain dream meaning

Driving Test

To dream of taking a driving test suggests that you may be feeling pressure to be perfect from friends or family. You might also doubt your own ability to “steer” your life in the right direction.

If you dream of failing your driving test, you are not yet emotionally ready to handle something that you are planning to do (or have already done) in real life.... driving test dream meaning

Drooling

If you or someone else drools in your dream, you may be feeling embarrassed by some real-life situation.... drooling dream meaning

Drop

To dream that you are dropping things, suggests that you are letting go of some project, relationship, person, or idea in real life. Also analyze the significance of what is being dropped. Alternatively, this dream may represent your carelessness. Perhaps you regret letting something slip through your fingers.... drop dream meaning

Drug Test

If you dream about yourself or someone else taking (or being asked to take) a drug test, you are feeling guilty about something. Make sure your behavior matches up with what you know is right.... drug test dream meaning

Drum Sticks

If drum sticks were the main feature of your dream, you are a strong-willed person. You go through life on your own terms and stick by the decisions you make.... drum sticks dream meaning

Drunk Driving

If you dreamed that you or others drove a vehicle while drunk, this suggests that you are acting careless and being foolish. You are losing control of your life and need a reality check.

If you or others got arrested for driving drunk in your dream, you are feeling guilty about something. Also see “Breathalyzer Test”... drunk driving dream meaning

Dry Cleaners / Dry Cleaning

To dream of going to a dry cleaning store, or getting dry cleaning done, is a warning that others may be gossiping against you.... dry cleaners / dry cleaning dream meaning

Duct Tape

To see or use duct tape in your dream, signifies a fear of being trapped in a situation or relationship and not being able to get out of it.

To dream that you (or other people) are being stuck to something with tape, or to dream of sticking objects together with tape, suggests that you are piecing together aspects of yourself and acknowledging those previously rejected parts.... duct tape dream meaning

Dumped

If you dream of someone breaking up with you, you may have low self-esteem or feel alienated from others. This could also be a straight-forward fear of rejection.... dumped dream meaning

Eating Disorder

If you dream that you have an eating disorder, most often this signifies that you have this problem in real life. But if you eat healthfully in your waking life, then this dream signifies your need of spirituality and fulfillment in your waking life. You need more love, friendship or pleasure because you are not getting enough.

If you dream of a friend being anorexic or bulimic, again this could signify an actual eating disorder they have.

If you’re sure that’s not the case, then it could mean your friend is crying out for more attention and affection.... eating disorder dream meaning

Eye Drops

If you dreamed about buying or using eye drops, you need a clearer view on a situation. There may have been a misunderstanding.... eye drops dream meaning

Fashion Designer

If you dreamed about a fashion designer, you may be wasting your time on unworthy activities.

If you were the one designing fashions, you will have to change your approach in order to achieve the social status or attention from others that you want.... fashion designer dream meaning

Fire Drill

If you dream of participating in a fire drill, you are mentally practising for a change you are going through in real life.... fire drill dream meaning

Float (drink)

To dream of drinking a float (a drink of pop and ice cream) foretells happiness and peaceful times with family. It may also suggest that you want to strengthen your bonds with friends and loved ones.... float (drink) dream meaning

Formal Dress

To see or wear a formal dress in your dream, symbolizes your embrace of your feminine side. You are freely expressing your femininity and using your female intuition to guide you.

If the dress is white, it suggests that you want to appear pure and angelic toward others.... formal dress dream meaning

Garage / Garage Door

To dream that you are in a garage, represents a period of boredom in your life. You may feel that you have no direction or guidance toward achieving your goals.

If you dream of opening the garage door, you have made up your mind about something.

If you close the door, you are putting off your goals for the sake of other people.

If you dream of driving a car into a garage, your accomplishments will bring you happiness and security.... garage / garage door dream meaning

Hair Dryer

To dream of using a hair dryer symbolzies emotional affairs and promises either an improvement in your current relationship or a new romance.

To dream of having your hair blown dry by a hairdresser is a warning against repeating gossip.... hair dryer dream meaning

Hair Dye

If you dreamed of dying your hair, you are allowing vanity to overcome your common sense. Try to use better judgement.

If you dyed your hair black, the dream predicts a passing sadness concerning your own decision to make a break in a personal relationship which has become upsetting.

To dream of bleaching your hair, suggests that you would be wise to be somewhat less flirtatious.... hair dye dream meaning

Hula Dancing

Exciting romantic adventures are forecast in a dream about hula dancing.... hula dancing dream meaning

Judgement Day

To dream about judgement day (aka “The Apocalypse” or “End of the world”) symbolizes an emotional and dramatic change taking place within yourself.

The dream may also indicate the end of one kind of lifestyle and the beginning of another. Also see “Saving the World.”... judgement day dream meaning

Lie Detector Test

If you dream of taking a polygraph (lie detector) test, the meaning depends on whether or not you were lying in the dream.

If you were, ask yourself what you’re hiding from yourself or others. Deep inside, you want the truth to be known.

If you were accused unjustly, you will be annoyed by a troublesome person.

If you dreamed of someone else taking a lie detector test, you may find help from an unexpected source in some situation.... lie detector test dream meaning

Locked Door / Locked Window

The meaning of a locked door or locked window depends on which side you were on in the dream.

If you were locked in, you may expect a change of location in your life.

If you were locked out, it represents some troubles of your own making.

If you dream that you are locked in but you break the lock and escape, you will overcome the obstacles that are facing you now.

If the lock in your dream is a padlock, this symbolizes the need to sort out some family or personal matters.... locked door / locked window dream meaning

Polka Dots

Seeing polka dots in a dream is an omen of new opportunities.... polka dots dream meaning

Prom Dress

To see or wear a formal dress in your dream, symbolizes your embrace of your feminine side. You are freely expressing your femininity and using your female intuition to guide you.

If the dress is white, it suggests that you want to appear pure and angelic toward others.... prom dress dream meaning

Revolving Doors

Revolving doors suggest that you are literally moving in circles and going nowhere. You may feel that your opportunities and choices lead to a dead end.... revolving doors dream meaning

Rubber Duck

To see a rubber duck in your dream, means that you have the flexibility to adapt to various situations.... rubber duck dream meaning

Sand Dollars

To dream about sand dollars represents your hidden skills or talents.... sand dollars dream meaning

School Dance

To dream of attending a school dance represents feelings of freedom, sexuality and a positive attitude to life.... school dance dream meaning

Self-defense

If you defended yourself in your dream, you should avoid forcing any important issues for the time being, as someone you count on for support could suddenly fail you. Also see “Martial Arts”... self-defense dream meaning

Self-harm / Self-destructive

To dream of harming yourself, or being destructive to yourself, reveals that you are being your own worst enemy. You must learn to love yourself and accept all your qualities, in order to achieve happiness and acceptance from others.... self-harm / self-destructive dream meaning

Skinny Dipping

To dream that you are skinny dipping (swimming naked) suggests that you are anxious about being “found out”. You’re nervous that others will find out about your activities and expose you for having bad judgement. This is especially true if you were skinny dipping in a public place.

If you dream that you are discovered skinny dipping and you try to cover up, you are feeling vulnerable in some situation.... skinny dipping dream meaning

Sliding Doors

To dream of a sliding (glass) door is a warning against over-confidence. There is still work to do before you achieve your goals.... sliding doors dream meaning

Smoke Detector

If you dream that you or someone else intalls a smoke detector, you are suffering from confusion and anxiety. You are not seeing things clearly.

If a smoke detector goes off in your dream, this refers to a situation that is giving you much anxiety.

A problem may arise unexpectedly that will require you to spring into action.... smoke detector dream meaning

Straws (drinking Straws)

To see or use a drinking straw in your dream suggests that you have been taking some things for granted. Pay more attention to the people around you. You will find that you will build stronger and more meaningful bonds with them.

To dream that you are buying drinking straws indicates that you are trying to buy your way into a situation or relationship.... straws (drinking straws) dream meaning

Tap Dancing

To dream of seeing someone tap dancing is a positive omen, forecasting new friends and fun social times ahead.

If you were the one tap dancing, you may be feeing a bit overwhelmed with responsibilities and tasks, but if you can keep up your energy you will have success in all your endeavors.... tap dancing dream meaning

Tie-dye

To dream of tie-dye is a good omen. It foretells increasing security and success in all areas of your life. This dream also symbolizes freedom of expression.... tie-dye dream meaning

Tracking / Tracking Device

To dream that you are tracking something or someone, suggests that you need to get in touch with some aspect of yourself.

The dream may be a metaphor for some goal, person, or values which you have lost track of.

To dream that you are being tracked, indicates that you need to be more careful and stand up for yourself. You need to be on your guard and become more defensive.... tracking / tracking device dream meaning

Anti-theft Device

Holding on to your old paths.... anti-theft device dream meaning

Dark House

No awareness of Soul-Personality. ... dark house dream meaning

Desk / Lamp

Idea.... desk / lamp dream meaning

Digging Holes

Looking into self. ... digging holes dream meaning

Digital Camera

Memory/specifics. ... digital camera dream meaning

Disintegrating

Femininity is being lost.... disintegrating dream meaning

Disintegrating, Seat Cover

No longer hiding what you do not need. ... disintegrating, seat cover dream meaning

Dna Testing

Fixed learning and belief system. ... dna testing dream meaning

Dog, Brown

Balancing spiritual ideas. ... dog, brown dream meaning

Dollars, 110

New beginning in your environment. ... dollars, 110 dream meaning

Dollars, 32

Healing energy.... dollars, 32 dream meaning

Dollars, Over 2000

Anger at physical and nonphysical. ... dollars, over 2000 dream meaning

Truth-or-dare

Generally, to dream about playing Truth-or-Dare symbolizes issues of self-acceptance. You need to work on liking yourself more, and presenting the same, honest front to everyone, instead of trying to act how different people expect you to. Some more specific meanings: If you were challenged to tell the Truth in your dream, you may be feeling guilty about something.

If someone else got a Truth challenge, especially if you doubt the truth of their answer in your dream, you are having suspicions about a particular person, relationship or situation in real life.

If you got a Dare, be extra careful to avoid offending influential people. Think everything over twice and don’t speak unless it’s necessary! If you were the one doing the daring in your dream, you can expect someone of the opposite sex to give you a tough time.... truth-or-dare dream meaning

Doorbell, Ringing

Arrival of new frequency in your life. ... doorbell, ringing dream meaning

Doorways

Connection to various alter groupings/families. ... doorways dream meaning

Escalator Downstairs

Opening old DNA. ... escalator downstairs dream meaning

Heart, Being Drained

Emotions removed to perform function.... heart, being drained dream meaning

Hundred Dollar Bill

Total Awareness of God-Mind. ... hundred dollar bill dream meaning

Old Dancers / Cheerleaders

Foundational enthusiasm from left-brain thinking. Self- encouragement for old ideas.... old dancers / cheerleaders dream meaning

Princess Diana

New World Religion icon. ... princess diana dream meaning

Saving Document

Downloading a solution.... saving document dream meaning

Seeing Oneself Dead

End of current lifestyle.... seeing oneself dead dream meaning

Waist Deep

Sexual/creative issues.... waist deep dream meaning

Woman, Older, Dead

End of egotistical thinking.... woman, older, dead dream meaning

Mad Dogs

See Dogs.... mad dogs dream meaning

Death & Dying

Death in dreams is rarely, if ever, literal. Rather it is a metaphor for letting go, change and transformation.

• Some part of your behaviour, your life or a habit has to “die”. You need to take some radical, life changing action to resolve your current dissatisfaction.

• Find the courage to let go of the past and act on your inner ambition to solve this dream.... death & dying dream meaning

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30 Common Dream Symbols

Here are 30 different dream symbol that appear most common in the world and these dreams meanings.
Animals
Animals can usually be linked to survival or the instinct to keep going no matter how difficult things are. It can mean you’re holding things back that you should express. Dreams of an animal symbolize that you are connecting with your wild side, basic instincts and survival needs. Consider the type of animal. Babies
Babies most times just mean that you want to continue your life and family, and want to share your knowledge with your next of kin. They might also mean you’re holding something back. Something new comes into your life. A new idea or a new creative project at work. Symbol of new possibilities and potential for growth in multiple areas of your life. Lost
Being lost in your dreams may signify that you have lost your true purpose in life. It may point to soul loss or your disas- sociation from an important aspect of your personality. If the theme of being lost recurs, it may point to a need to seek guidance spiritually or psychologically. Naked
Dreams of being naked or seeing someone naked represent a desire for honesty and intimacy. It can also represent the fear of others knowing your private thoughts and feelings. If you are comfortable being naked, then you feel you have nothing to hide in intimacy. If you are uncomfortable, ashamed, or embarrassed, then this dream is telling you to do some ego-integration work, and begin the process of releasing your own judgments and criticisms. Trapped
If you dream of being trapped, it means that you feel confined and restricted in a friendship, career or romantic relationship. You may be feeling bad physically because of your emotional worries. This dream can also mean that your rivals will get the best of you if you are not careful. If you successfully escape the trap in your dream, you will triumph over your rivals and your relationships will improve in real life. Buildings and Houses
Building a house may signify construction of a new project in your business or building a totally new life. Building with Legos or building blocks may comment on needing to play with your ideas before putting them into action. Clothing
Clothing in general reveals the image that you want to project to the world. Each article of clothing reveals different concerns, qualities, beliefs, attitudes, and expressions Even the color and conditions of the clothing may reveal significant information.

For example, clothing that is tattered or torn may signify that you feel emotionally shredded by an experience. You may also be expressing a "poor me" attitude.

Cry
Dreams of crying symbolize that you are healing, grieving, cleansing, and releasing that which no longer supports you, as you make room for that which does support you. Consider that this might be a cry for help and that you would be wise to seek support to help you through this challenge you are going through. Keep in mind that you can’t heal what you can’t feel. Death
Dreams of death are very common in that it is the job of our subconscious mind to keep us alive, so your dreams are assisting you to process your fears of death and dying. If you dream of your own death, then you are contemplating the value and impact of your life. Dreaming of someone else dying is about transformation and change in your relationship with then, not necessarily a forecast of a literal death (though sometimes it does). You might also be venting out your fears of losing someone that you love. Often the dream of death represents the ending of chapter in a person’s life, and that a new cycle is about to begin. Keep in mind that the Native Americans believe that the most powerful way to live is as if death were always just over your shoulder. This dream is suggesting that you consider what aspect of your life is ending, how can you harmoniously participate in completing this cycle, and what new beginning is wanting to come into your life. Demons
To see demons in your dream, represents negativity and distress. It also forewarns of overindulgence. If you dream of being possessed by demons, you are feeling helpless about something. Dogs
Dogs are man’s companions and loyal " friends and thus can come in a dream to represent a real friendship, fteca dog’s extreme loyalty to its owner, the appearance of a dog can represent a tendency toward being too loyal to-your friends and thus sacrificing yourself and your needs. A dead dog can come to represent the death of a fnendship, and the birth of a puppy can come to signify the amval of a new friendship. A bite from a dog can be a response to an argument with a fnend. Dogs as guardians can signify the need for personal protection, or they may comment that you feel watched, as by a watchdog. Drowning
Sinking into the unconscious, helplessness, lack of planning in your life. Being washed away by the flow of emotions. Fear of being swallowed up by the unconscious. As in Suffocating, where the issue is to get more air, here it is a matter of being safe in the Water, about feelings and (emotional) needs that bring more energy and inner strength. Falling
Falling in your dream may come as a response to some failure. It may comment on feelings of loss of control. It may also be a response to falling from grace or falling from your stature in life. Falling dreams may recur when you have lost a significant relationship, or have faced a personal disaster in your career, or have been diagnosed with a particular illness. Fire
Fire is a punfying element that is destruc tive yet transforms everything eventually. Setting fire to your emotions may act as the cleansing agent of the soul. It can represent the passion that fuels the heart and the sacred ember of your sexuality. A fire in your house may relate to some anger that is destroying the peace at home. Fire may also signify destructive behavior on your part or that of another family member. Flying
If you dream you are flying so high that you can actually touch the moon and stars this portends many different types of global disaster that you may soon hear of. If you fly high with black wings you are warned that you are headed for a let down of magnitude. Flying dreams are normally a good omen and if the flight is pleasant, with no worries and anxieties, you can look for happiness and plenty to follow. Food
People often dream about food. All types of food are a consistent part of a dream life. Anything from meat to elbow macaroni comes up through our unconscious and leaves vivid memories upon awakening. Food is symbolic of a large variety of things. It could symbolize pleasure and indulgence. To the perpetual dieter, the dream could have a "compensatory" function where the food that is denied to the individual during the day shows up in the dream state. Dreams could additionally symbolize physical, mental, spiritual and emotional nourishment. Chased
Being chased by shadows shows the need to escape from something previously repressed, such as past childhood trauma or difficulty. To be chased by an animal generally indicates we have not come to terms with our own passion. Horses
A horse may offer its power to the dreamer as a vehicle for moving forward in life. Horse brings the attnbute of strength to deliver you to your destination.

For the hero, the horse cames him to his mission, perhaps over long distances, and thus it may signify the need to travel. A wild horse can represent unleashed and untamed power. Horses may also trot into your dream to indicate the need to stand your ground in a power struggle.

Jumping
  • The act of jumping can be somewhat ambiguous in a dream. It can indicate either jumping up attempting to attain something better for ourselves or jumping down, which can mean going down into the unconscious and those parts of ourselves where we may feel we are in danger. Jumping on the spot can indicate joy and has the same significance as dance (See Dance).
  • Repetitive movement of any sort in a dream usually indicates the need to reconsider our actions, to look at what we arc doing and perhaps to express ourselves in a different way. On a psychological level, jumping up and down in a dream may indicate being caught up in a situation without having the power to move either forwards or backwards.
  • In certain religions, spiritual ecstasy is induced by jumping. This is a way of employing the physical in order to reach the spiritual.
  • Also See: Jumping
Kiss - Kissing
Affection. In this dream you may be expressing feelings that are difficult to express during the day. Kissing is usually an indication of warmth, affection, and happiness. If you don’t receive enough love and affection in your daily life, then this could be a compensatory dream, where the dreamer is comforting himself. If you are kissing the object of your affection, the dream could be a form of wish fulfillment. Superstition based interpretations say that if you are kissing strangers, you may have a need to conquer. If the kissing is insincere, you are pretentious while if you see your partner kissing someone else, you may be afraid of infidelity. Money
Money in dreams does not necessarily represent hard currency, but more the way in which we value ourselves. This symbol appearing in dreams would suggest that we need to assess that value more carefully, and equally to be aware of what we ‘pay’ for our actions and desires. If there is a feeling of self-denial in our making savings, particularly to the point of miserliness, we may not have managed our resources properly in the past and are having to suffer for it now. We may also fear the future. If someone else gives us their savings, we are able to use their knowledge and expertise. Paralysis
  • When paralysis is felt in a dream we are probably experiencing great fear or suppression. Feelings that are emotionally based are experienced as paralysis in order to highlight the physical effect those feelings can have.
  • Imagination can often play tricks on us, and we experience as real some kind of reaction we would not normally allow ourselves. Paralysis is one such reaction.
  • Paralysis can signify spiritual inadequacy, inability to create movement, and inertia. There is a condition which sometimes occurs during development when we are forced into facing our own fears, and this can be experienced as paralysis.
Pregnancy / Pregnant
To dream you are pregnant signifies growth and development in your personal life. You may find that you are unprepared to act on it or to even discuss the matter with other people. It may also symbolize the birth of new ideas, projects, directions, or goals. To dream of being pregnant with a dying baby suggests an undertaking you worked hard for is suddenly doomed to fail. It denotes anxiety over things that are unfolding in ways you never expected. A pregnant woman having dreams of her pregnancy usually conveys her worries in various stages of her pregnancy. First trimester dreams are usually consists of small creatures, furry animals, flowers, fruits, and water. Second trimester dreams usually cover birth complications and self-doubt about motherhood. You may also dream of giving birth to a non-human baby. Finally, in the third trimester, you tend to dream of your own mother. When a man dreams of getting a girl pregnant, it is a warning that serious consequences may result from his sexual activities. Prison
Being in a prison may comment on feelings of being persecuted or punished for doing something wrong. A prison may also mention that you are imprisoned by your own thoughts or beliefs. Since a prison represents lack of personal freedom, it may point to a relationship that restricts your freedom, such as a bad marnage. Sexuality - Sex
Dreams of a sexual nature are very common and act both as an emotional release and a reassurance that everything is in order with your sexuality. Being intimate with a stranger is a fantasy that many people enjoy and this type of dream may indicate a wish for new experiences or experimentation. Intimacy with your partner in a dream acts as a reassurance of your love, and serves to strengthen your bond in your own mind. Snakes
The snake is a powerful dream symbol, associated with the feminine, healing and spirituality. Being bitten by a snake in a dream is actually positive, meaning you are accepting all parts of your nature as you grow into a stronger person. If you dream about you or an animal attacking, wrestling with or trying to kill a snake, you will have to defend your reputation against nasty gossip. If the attempt to kill the snake was successful in your dream, you will succeed against all hostilities. Spiders
In a dream, a spider represents a malicious woman, or a weak, perfidious and a distant man. A spider in a dream also represents a weaver, an ascetic or a monk. Ifone sees a spider in his dream, it may mean that he will meet a pious and a religious man. Weaving a web in a dream means becoming weak. A spider in a dream also could represent a pleasing wife. If one sees a spider hanging down from the ceiling in a dream, it indicates a severe winter in that area. Teeth
Hostility or an attack, such as when dream figures deliver "biting words" or "bare their teeth. " Losing teeth in a dream may reflect words said in haste, or losing the ability to speak candidly. Because this bony part of the body endures long after death, it has some associations with the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth. In this context, losing teeth might equate to losing the will to live or having your personal power taken away. Rotten teeth equate either to the fear of old age, or someone whose words are filled with so much insincere sweetness that decay in that relationship is inevitable. Having teeth pulled out represents an end to suffering that is aided by an external force. Vehicle - Vehicles
If you dream of riding in a vehicle and someone else is driving, you will soon take a business trip at your bosses convenience. If you are riding in a vehicle where you or a member of your family are driving, then your trip will be for pleasure or personal business. Walking or Running
A running dream is basically a dream of escaping a certain situation, person, or thing. If you succeed in running away from, or elude a pursuer, then you will be able to change those things in your life that has you ‘on the run’. If you dream of the desire to run but cannot get your feet to obey it shows a lack of self confidence and perseverance on your part. Try sticking to your guns and see how much your life will change. Water
It is a mirror of your subconscious mind.

The quality of water often describes the situation of your emotions. Crystal clear, clean, adulterated, calm mostly provides strong insights about the state of your feelings.

... 30 common dream symbols dream meaning

Do Your Dreams Have A Meaning?

The Scientific Literature of Dream-Problems I shall begin by giving a short account of the views of earlier writers on this subject and of the status of the dream-problem in contemporary science; since in the course of this treatise, I shall not often have occasion to refer to either. In spite of thousands of years of endeavour, little progress has been made in the scientific understanding of dreams. This fact has been so universally acknowledged by previous writers on the subject that it seems hardly necessary to quote individual opinions.

The reader will find, in many stimulating observations, and plenty of interesting material relating to our subject, but little or nothing that concerns the true nature of the dream, or that solves definitely any of its enigmas.

The educated layman, of course, knows even less of the matter. The conception of the dream that was held in prehistoric ages by primitive peoples, and the influence which it may have exerted on the formation of their conceptions of the universe, and of the soul, is a theme of such great interest that it is only with reluctance that I refrain from dealing with it in these pages. I will refer the reader to the well-known works of Sir John Lubbock (Lord Avebury), Herbert Spencer, E. B. Tylor and other writers; I will only add that we shall not realise the importance of these problems and speculations until we have completed the task of dream interpretation that lies before us. A reminiscence of the concept of the dream that was held in primitive times seems to underlie the evaluation of the dream which was current among the peoples of classical antiquity.[1] They took it for granted that dreams were related to the world of the supernatural beings in whom they believed, and that they brought inspirations from the gods and demons. Moreover, it appeared to them that dreams must serve a special purpose in respect of the dreamer; that, as a rule, they predicted the future.

The extraordinary variations in the content of dreams, and in the impressions which they produced on the dreamer, made it, of course, very difficult to formulate a coherent conception of them, and necessitated manifold differentiations and group-formations, according to their value and reliability.

The valuation of dreams by the individual philosophers of antiquity naturally depended on the importance which they were prepared to attribute to manticism in general. In the two works of Aristotle in which there is mention of dreams, they are already regarded as constituting a problem of psychology. We are told that the dream is not god-sent, that it is not of divine but of daimonic origin.

For nature is really daimonic, not divine; that is to say, the dream is not a supernatural revelation, but is subject to the laws of the human spirit, which has, of course, a kinship with the divine.

The dream is defined as the psychic activity of the sleeper, inasmuch as he is asleep. Aristotle was acquainted with some of the characteristics of the dream-life; for example, he knew that a dream converts the slight sensations perceived in sleep into intense sensations (‘one imagines that one is walking through fire, and feels hot, if this or that part of the body becomes only quite slightly warm’), which led him to conclude that dreams might easily betray to the physician the first indications of an incipient physical change which escaped observation during the day.[2] As has been said, those writers of antiquity who preceded Aristotle did not regard the dream as a product of the dreaming psyche, but as an inspiration of divine origin, and in ancient times, the two opposing tendencies which we shall find throughout the ages in respect of the evaluation of the dream-life, were already perceptible.

The ancients distinguished between the true and valuable dreams which were sent to the dreamer as warnings, or to foretell future events, and the vain, fraudulent and empty dreams, whose object was to misguide him or lead him to destruction. The pre-scientific conception of the dream which obtained among the ancients was, of course, in perfect keeping with their general conception of the universe, which was accustomed to project as an external reality that which possessed reality only in the life of the psyche. Further, it accounted for the main impression made upon the waking life by the morning memory of the dream; for in this memory the dream, as compared with the rest of the psychic content, seems to be something alien, coming, as it were, from another world. It would be an error to suppose that the theory of the supernatural origin of dreams lacks followers even in our own times; for quite apart from pietistic and mystical writers -- who cling, as they are perfectly justified in doing, to the remnants of the once predominant realm of the supernatural until these remnants have been swept away by scientific explanation -- we not infrequently find that quite intelligent persons, who in other respects are averse to anything of a romantic nature, go so far as to base their religious belief in the existence and co-operation of superhuman spiritual powers on the inexplicable nature of the phenomena of dreams (Haffner).

The validity ascribed to the dream life by certain schools of philosophy -- for example, by the school of Schelling -- is a distinct reminiscence of the undisputed belief in the divinity of dreams which prevailed in antiquity; and for some thinkers, the mantic or prophetic power of dreams is still a subject of debate. This is due to the fact that the explanations attempted by psychology are too inadequate to cope with the accumulated material, however strongly the scientific thinker may feel that such superstitious doctrines should be repudiated. To write a history of our scientific knowledge of the dream problem is extremely difficult, because, valuable though this knowledge may be