2- We need the understanding of how our emotional selves can balance our personalities. We often need to reconcile opposing thoughts and feelings within ourselves to achieve a balanced progression.
3- flic androgen can indicate a perfect spiritual balance, a state of autonomy and primordial perfection.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The union of the masculine and feminine principle into one perfect being is a principle presented in various forms in art and literature.
The androgen in dreams, at a certain stage of development, can indicate a perfect spiritual balance, a state of autonomy and primordial perfection.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The presence of an androgen in dreams suggests that we need to reconcile opposing thoughts and feelings within ourselves to achieve a balanced progression.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The symbol of a person who has attained the perfect balance of male and female characteristics, an androgynous being represents the union of opposites, an important idea in Jung’s theory. In dreams, this archetype is not so much referring to your sexual nature, but more to the union of your inner and outer world. Your interpretation will depend on how this dream image made you feel; were you relaxed and natural, or did you feel repulsed or confused? The latter suggests disharmony, whilst the former suggests harmony.... The Element Encyclopedia
Some anthropologists, such as Kilton Stew- art, provided romantic idealizations of dream practices in non-Western cultures. According to Stewart, the Senoi of Malaysia reportedly lived a trouble-free life based on their reverence for dreams. Stewart, who lived with the Senoi in 1935, wrote that “the absence of violent crime, armed conflict, and mental and physical diseases ... can only be explained on the basis of institutions which produce a high state of psychological integration and emotional maturity, along with social skills and attitudes that promote creative rather than destructive interpersonal relations” (Stewart, p. 160—see Sources). According to Stewart’s study, the collective life of the Senoi centered around a complex dream psychology that served to integrate the community. However, his theory was soon seriously challenged, and anthropological research on dreams lost credibility.
Anthropologists have long been interested in cross-cultural experiences of dreaming and interpretations of dreams, concentrating especially on the latter interest, rather than focusing on the dream as an experience. With the publication of Dreaming: Anthropological and Psychological Interpretations (1987), edited by Barbara Ted- lock, anthropology emerged as a major field of dream research with important insights to con- tribute to the modern study of dreams.
According to the authors of Dreaming, which is a collection of essays based on fieldwork con- ducted among various peoples of Central and South America, the culture to which the individual belongs largely determines the social context in which the dream is narrated and how it is interpreted. Dreaming experience also reflects important beliefs about reality, death, the soul, and the boundaries between self and others. Thus, to achieve a good understanding of dream experiences of other groups, it is fundamental to fully understand their culture through the study of their language, their social institutions, and their psychological, philosophical, and religious beliefs.
Tedlock’s anthropological research indicates that many other cultures draw lines between more and less meaningful dreams. Also, as one might anticipate, in many non-Western cultures dream- ing has religious meaning, in that dreams reflect a culture’s spiritual beliefs, and may even create new religious imagery that can influence the individual’s as well as the whole society’s religious orientation.... Dreampedia
2. Another action is necessary to correct something. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To dream that we apologize to someone means we acknowledge a lack of integrity in ourselves.
To receive an apology suggests a recognition of that same integrity.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
You may lose (Hie and gain another, or perhaps be surprised by the return of a former one.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
A current situation or person in your life may be bringing up old feelings for you. Or, it could be a hint to look to your past experience for clues to how to handle a current situation. Also see “Digging.”... My Dream Interpretation
(Also see Advice; Elephant)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
An astrologer in a dream also may mean knowledge of people’s secrets, curiosity, inquisitiveness, meddling in people’s affairs, divulging people’s secrets, soothsaying, fortune-telling, backbiting, predicting the future, hearsay, gossip, distress or trouble.
If the one who is seeing the dream suffers from any of the above ills, seeing an astrologer in a dream also means dispelling such misfortunes. Seeing an astrologer in a dream also signifies marriage, divorce, the death of a sick person, travels, delivering a baby, hearing good or bad news. Seeing an astrologer in a dream also may denote knowledge, following the true path and acting upon it, for a God fearing astrologer mostly arbitrates by the prophetic rules.
(Also see Astrolabe; Divination; Fortuneteller)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
See also Horoscope.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you are given an astrological forecast or see your horoscope in your dream, this may offer a significant message which should be analyzed closely to see how it relates to your life. A dream astrologer often represents your intuition or unconscious insights into yourself and others; there may be a link with your need for a sense of destiny or direction. But perhaps you do not believe in astrology, in which case your dream might be suggesting you are being misled in some way.
Astrology can enter your dream world in ways that you have probably never imagined. The celestial messages may come through symbols, numbers, archetypes, elements, planets, gemstones, body parts, plants, colors and places associated with a particular sign of the Zodiac. It is also possible that symbols in your dreams can be connected to astrological ideas relating to your own birth chart or people connected to you. A person appearing in a dream can be an aspect of your psyche, show an attitude or quality, represent the real person, be a symbol, or a combination of all of these. Similarly, several other elements can have meaning if you are able to crack the code. For example, if you dream you are a warrior charging into battle, this is definitely an Aries theme. At critical times of transformation in your life you can dream of the astrological event that is thought to correspond to what is actually happening. For example, when you experience a Saturn Return, which according to astrologers is a time of coming of age and maturing that only happens once every twenty-nine years (between the ages of 28-30, 57-59, 86-88), you might dream of climbing a mountain and reaching the top of the first peak.
If you dream of a particular Zodiac sign or symbol, see Zodiac signs below. See also SPACE AND SCIENCE.... The Element Encyclopedia
If an astrologer is talking to you: you are examining a situation (and yourself) and are going to be successful. Dreaming about seeing astrological signs (signs of the zodiac or symbols of planets) means you are gaining insights into issues that have previously been foreign to you. Life will change for the better. See Fortune-teller, Planets, Signs of the Zodiac, Stars.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you receive an autograph you are connecting with the person and are allowing them to make an impression on you.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you sign your autograph, this is a forecast of eventual success in whatever you choose to pursue.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream that someone is reading your blog, or to dream that your blog is hacked or otherwise compromised, indicates that you are keeping secrets. You have difficulties telling others how you really feel.
If you dream of reading someone else’s blog, you are mistrustful of others and you tend to poke your nose into everyone’s business. Perhaps you have recently stumbled upon some information that was not meant for your eyes.... My Dream Interpretation
2. An undertaking or project grows more difﬁcult and time-consuming than originally thought.
3. Reverse: obstacles are surprisingly easy to overcome. ... New American Dream Dictionary
You will overcome your obstacles by refusing to become discouraged.
Persevere.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(2) If in the dream you are up to your waist in a bog or marsh, the meaning may be that you need to activate or express some instinct or unconscious desire, some part of your ‘lowed nature.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
The board might also suggest that it is “time to boogie,” or to move on.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
It is an indication of stable relationships and firm commitments.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If one meets you in a friendly way, you will rise in life, regardless of adverse criticisms and seditious interference of enemies. See Dog.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Issues may arise concerning law.
3. Advancement, prosperity. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Don’t even park overtime at a meter, not to mention fiddling your taxes—you’ll regret it!... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Rat (1900, 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020)
To dream of seeing or working with a choreographer represents your ability to accept criticism. It also relates to your feelings about authority.... My Dream Interpretation
The same interpretation is given when such a thing is seen speaking to a person which does not possess the faculty of speech.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A golden retriever is prosperous, brown is a worker, pit bull is dangerous, white is innocent, etc.; See “animals”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited
2. Ability to learn, humility.
3. Loyalty and protection.
4. Treachery and betrayal (a black dog, or being bitten by a dog).
5. Bad reputation (being chased by a dog). ... New American Dream Dictionary
If he barks in the dream, it means that such a man is impudent and has a repulsive and an abominable character.
A dog bite or his scratch in a dream means harm caused by one’s enemy and its effects will depend on the amount of pain one suffers in the dream. It could also mean falling sick or suffering from great affliction or harm caused by a close companion or a servant.
If a dog tears off one’s clothing in a dream, it means that a vile person is slandering and backbiting him. Ifone does not hear the barking of the dog in the dream, it signifies that one’s enemy has left him inflected with a small loss.
A dog in a dream also could represent a vile and an insolent woman who belong to a group of evildoing people and who are persistent in their enmity.
A puppy in a dream represents a loved child.
If it is a white puppy in the dream, it means that such a son will grow to be a believer.
If it is a black puppy in the dream, it means that he will grow to govern the household and to presides over its people.
A puppy in a dream also represents a child of adultery, a foundling who is left in the street, wrapped in a swaddle and who is brought home by an insolent person to rear him.
A shepherd’s dog in a dream represents profits and benefits.
A pet dog in a dream represents an astringent and a bitter enemy. Seeing a greyhound in a dream means gaining authority, control and wealth.Agreyhound in a dream also represents the backbone of an army general or his best helper or it could represent a good strategist, though he lacks principals and moral integrity.
A Japanese spaniel or a Pekingese in a dream signifies mixing with, or doing business with a foreign counterpart. Bringing-up a dog for companionship in a dream means befriending a servant for whom one has great love and affection. Hunting with a dog in a dream means satisfying one’s lust or desire. Killing a dog in a dream signifies vanquishingone’s enemy. Seeing an expedition of hounds leaving a town for a chase or a hunt in a dream means blessings and prosperity for everyone, or it could mean taking action. Seeing the expedition of hounds returning from a hunt or a chase in a dream means dispelling people’s fears, or it could mean lack of work. Ifone sees such expedition entering a town in his dream, it also means a high rate of unemployment. Seeing a sick house dog in a dream means illness and financial losses or loss of appetite or losing the pleasure of living.
A barking bitch in a dream signifies harm and deceit which is caused by abominable people.
A dog in a dream also means suffering from extremely high fever and in relation to Dog star or the stars Procyon and Sirius of the constellations Canis Minor and Canis Major. In a dream, all breeds of dogs represent lowly, obsequious and despicable people. Seeing dogs that are reared for bantering or dallying with in a dream signify fun and enjoying one’s life. In the dream, anything that happens to such a breed of dogs means suffering from distress, sorrow or loss of one’s pleasure of living. Ifone is transformed into a dog in a dream, it means that God Almighty has taught him great knowledge which he abused and discarded, then God Almighty stripped him from such a knowledge.
A dog in a dream also represents a police informer or a police dog.
A dog in a dream also represents a weak enemy or a niggardly person.
If a dog barks at someone in a dream, it means that one will hear something he despises or hates to make public from someone who lacks any sense of honor or virtue. Eating a dog’s meat in a dream means cracking down at one’s enemy.
A dog in a dream also represents a guard or an innovator. Drinking dog’s milk in a dream means a scare. Laying one’s head on a dog or relaxing with a dog or using the dog for a pillow in a dream, the dogthen represents a friend or a good companion.
A dog in a dream also represents a street boy, a beggar or an obsequious, lowly and a despicable person who maintains affection toward his master and jealously guards him, his children and property.
A dog in a dream also means greed, love for the worldly pleasures, committing a dogfight to win them and failing to have any reserve or savings. In a dream, all types of dogs also represent people. Ahunting dog in a dream represents honor and profits.
A shepherd’s dog represents a good neighbor who cares more about his neighbors than about his own household. Adopting a dog as a pet in a dream means wavering, or paying financial damages, or it could mean unemployment. Takinga dog for a companion on a journey in a dream means disappearing.
A dog in a dream also means disbelief, ingratitude or losing hope, belying, fear, imprisonment, or becoming a fugitive. Seeing a dog in a city in a dream also means renewal of one’s business contract.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If someone calls you a dog, it’s a negative reflection on your personality.
If you are being treated like a dog, you are most likely being abused in some way. On the metaphysical level, dogs are consider to be the guards of the underworld, and for the dreamer they may be bringing up some messages from the unconscious. Finally, dogs could represent the more basic or animal parts of ourselves, and some think that they specifically represent male energy.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
For some people a dog was the only source of expressive love in their childhood, so may well depict this. Dor on lead: restrained or controlled urges.
The dog appears more often than other animals in dreams.
Example: I continue on my path, and suddenly the nettles disappear and the path is clear. Ahead the wall has curved round to face me, hut there is a gate in it, and I can see my dog waiting for me on the other side’ (Mrs MG). In the dream of this elderly woman the dog is leading the way through the experience of meeting death. Mythology has often shown the dog in this light, as an inner sense of knowing how to find transformation through death—or as the ravaging threat of death. Idioms: die like a dog; dirty dog; dog eared; dog eat dog, dog in the manger, gay dog; go to the dogs; let sleeping dogs lie; etc. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
A symbol of instincts to be used and guided by conscience.
The dog may also appear as a guard to protect property and defend against attack. He may symbolize a true friend.
The dog is the closest creature that humans come to call “brother.” It may also represent part of the dreamer—for instance, the shadow.
The dog as a pet almost always points to our instinct or loss of instinct, particularly when it is a trained dog, which in this case does not imply cultivation, but rather the destruction of instincts.
The dog is also one who needs to inspect its environment, who looks for and finds information. In the Tarot the two images of “the Fool” and “the Dog” always appear together.
A vicious dog means envy and unscrupulousness. According to Jung, the dog is the undertaker who buries the Corpse.
The dog with its instincts is seen as aiding the process of dying and resurrection (like Anubis in ancient Egyptian mythology). According to Greek mythology, the dog from hell, Cerberus, stands on the border between life and death.
Also may point to fear of rejection—”dog” as an unattractive female.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
1- Dreaming of a dog depends 011 whether it is one known to us (such as a childhood pet), when it then may represent happy memories; if unknown it may signify the qualities of loyalty and unconditional love associated with dogs.
2- To dream of a pack of wild dogs portrays emotions and feelings of which we are afraid.
3- A dog symbolises the guardian of the underworld. In Egyptian mythology this is dcpicted by Anubis, the dog-headed god.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To be chased by a dog is to lose a friend.
A running dog means there will be loss from a lawsuit.
A barking dog indicates that you will become close friends with people you had previously tended to mistrust.
To be bitten by a dog means you’ll have an argument with your spouse.
To hear a dog barking is a warning of danger to come.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
If belligerent or barking, this dream shows personal aggression and hostility.
Sleeping at your feet: Service, good friends, and gentle companions.
Good instincts. Dogs are believed to have a kind of second sight in judging people, or discerning spiritual presences (see Ghost).
Being bitten by a dog reveals quarrels between friends or family members.
Dreaming of a purebred dog, especially at a dog show, indicates a personal love of performance, possibly to the point of putting on airs.
Growling dogs warn of being surrounded by designing or unpleasant people.
A Cerberus (many-headed dog) counsels that you are trying to maintain too many loyalties, interests, or friends. When you spread yourself too thin, quality suffers.
Zoroastrian: Sagacity, vigilance, and fidelity. Consider how the dog is treated and where it’s seen for more interpretive value.
The afterlife: In Babylon, Greece, and Persia, dogs attended aspects of the great Goddess to the underworld where human souls slept, awaiting their next incarnation. This close affinity to death is why dogs are often credited with the ability to see spirits.
The ability to sniff out honesty and good character. In the Tarot, dogs sit at death’s gate to be sure the soul is properly prepared. Similarly, Egyptian mythology speaks of Anubis, the jackal-headed god, waiting in the underworld to judge newcomers with his nose. This is why the Egyptians packed their mummies in sweet spices!... The Language of Dreams
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.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Depth Psychology: The dog is a symbol of animal appetites and instincts. Being led by a dog means: you are aware of your inner strength and live in harmony with it.
The “dog” in the dream will obey if we live in peace with our instincts.... Dreamers Dictionary
A dog barking happily shows that you will have a pleasing social life.
A friendly, happy dog shows that you have lots of good friends.
A dog barking and snarling fiercely at you shows you have some unfriendly friends, and also, if the dream dog is big and powerful, as well as friendly, shows that you have a very powerful protector.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If the dog in your dream is angry or vicious, then this represents hostility and your need for protection, and boundaries. Dreams of a nice dog represent the that you are connecting to your sweet, innocent vulnerability.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Dreaming of a dog we once owned or knew at a previous time in our lives shows that there may be memories associated with that period of our life, which hold clues to present behaviour.
A huntress with dogs indicates we are making a connection with one of the feminine archetypes, that of the amazon.
A dog guarding gates or being near a cemetery signifies the guardian of the threshold and creatures that must be put to sleep, tamed or brought under control before there can be an initiation into the secrets of the underworld.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To be chased by a black dog suggests a fear of depression.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Strength; a challenge coming up and the ability to meet it.
Something in the dreamer’s life is proving to be a “dog” - meaning, less than desirable. Astrological parallels: Mercury, Virgo.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
A threatening dog signifies discomfort with large social groups. Also see “Barking”, “Puppy” and “Rabies”... My Dream Interpretation
Of course the interpretation varies according to the action and other details but is fairly straightforward.
If the dog was friendly and affectionate, it signifies pleasure and happy times with friends; a fierce or snarling dog suggests disagreements or untrustworthy friends; and if it bit or attacked, you are being warned to look out for actual deceit or harmful trickery from someone you have trusted.
To hear a dog bark happily signifies pleasing social recognition, but if it barked fiercely, you are being warned of possible legal troubles, so don’t fiddle your taxes or park your car too close to a hydrant.
To see dogs fighting indicates that you may be called on to arbitrate in an argument between friends, in which case you must be extra tactful to avoid ending up the odd man out.
If the dog in your dream was an exceptionally large one, it signifies protection through a powerful friend.
See also Colors.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(2) If the dog is frothing with rage, this might indicate some repressed part of you is now ‘at the end of its tether’ and will cause a lot of trouble if not given attention and allowed its proper place in your life.
(3) If the dog is paired with, say, a wolf, then it is the wolf that will symbolize your animal nature, and the dog (if its emotional ‘feel’ is contrasted in the dream with that of the wolf) will represent some ‘higher’ part of your nature.
(4) The dog may stand for some person you know, in which case the dream will be telling you something about the person’s character or expressing what you feel about the person (that he or she is a ‘dog’ or a ‘bitch’). See also Animal, Wolf.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If dog pulls at the leash that ties it, it denotes that your emotions cannot take any more. Maybe you need to act out your anger about something that saddens you.
According to a dream oracle, this dream predicts ruin. In particular, tradition affirms that a gentle, happy, and well behaved dog is an omen of deception.
If the animal barks and bites, the dream is a sign of injuries, betrayals, and adversity.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A dog in your dream connects to your own capacity to remain constant in love and affection. Remember to consider what the dog in your dream is doing and add that to this idea of unconditional love and you will understand what this dream means.
The presence of a dog means a need to call this quality into your life, and this image being present in the dream indicates that the quality is readily available. Anything that inhibits this, such as a dog being injured, sick, lost, or challenged in any way, is pointing out your own inhibitions around being loving for love’s sake.
A dog in your dream connects to loyalty and love, which can indicate that issues of commitment and intimacy are being triggered by some event or circumstance.
A positive dream experience could be pointing to places in your life that are sparking enthusiasm or requiring you to become more enthusiastic and joyful. Frightening images involving dogs may be inviting you to investigate unconscious fears around love and connection.
A rabid dog represents inner fears of danger that may befall you if you get too close to an intimate situation. An actual dog bite represents the misuse of kindness or consideration. An obedient dog may point to a sense of control in areas of friendship and trust. Different types of dogs can embody a variety of qualities, from the dog that rescues a person in danger to the harrowing attacker. Dogs range in shape, from something tiny enough to put in your pocket to large breeds that resemble small bears.
The size and attributes of the dog in your dream will inform you of the scope of the unconscious notions being expressed.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
As with all dream symbols, the tone and setting of the dream indicate which meaning is appropriate.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If a dog appears in your dream, pay attention to whether it was aggressive or friendly. It is also important to consider what your waking feelings about dogs are, as this will have an influence on the interpretation of your dream.
If you love dogs and you enjoyed caring for or playing with your dog in your dream, then it may be a sign that you are in need of more fun and friendship in your real life. Alternatively, because dogs are traditionally thought to be loyal, dependable, faithful friends and protectors to humans, it may be that your unconscious was highlighting these qualities within yourself or a person you know. Perhaps you are longing to have a friend you can trust and on whom you can depend.
Dogs typically represent friends and companionship in dreams, so if you dreamed of taking out-of-control dogs for a walk with them all straining on a lead, perhaps you are finding it hard to fit into your current circle of friends; do you feel that you have little in common with them anymore? If your dog broke away from you or you dropped its lead in your dream, do you fear losing the trust or loyalty of your friends? If you are taking a dog for a walk and were holding the lead, this suggests that you might be restraining of your aggression towards a friend or someone else; if someone else is holding the lead, it may be that you are feeling attacked by someone you know.
If a dog was aggressive in your dream and you fear dogs in waking life, your unconscious may have been reflecting your waking fear. If, however, you love dogs in real life, such a dream may represent a friend who is about to turn on you in waking life—perhaps they already have.
The loud barking of a dream dog can signal the animal within you trying to break free. Perhaps you feel angry about someone or something and are close to exploding with rage; or is your bark worse than your bite? A dog barking happily shows that you are enjoying your social life. A friendly, happy dog shows that you have lots of good friends. A dog barking and snarling warns against enemies and if the dream dog is big and powerful, as well as friendly, it shows that you feel in need of a powerful protector.
If a dog bit you in your dream, could this suggest an ungrateful loved one or relative who is biting the hand that feeds? Since dogs are often associated with masculine energy, if you were attacked by a dream dog, such a dream might represent feelings about a man or a relationship with a man. The black dog figures quite frequently in people’s dream imagery. For some people it represents depression; for others, death.
If a dog appears in your dream you may also want to consider if your dreaming mind is speaking in puns. Do you feel ‘sick as a dog’ or are you ‘in the doghouse’, and so on? Although interpretations will vary, bear in mind that in general a dream of dogs usually has positive association.... The Element Encyclopedia
• 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.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
To dream of eating dog food suggests that you are feeling nervous or guilty about a friendship situation.... My Dream Interpretation
The humiliation will be equaled to the extent of the clothes it had ripped.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Also see Dog)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A doghouse may represent feelings of shame.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
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 ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
For an unmarried woman to fondle a small pet dog means that your sweetheart will turn out to be a “sissy. ”
To be frightened at a large dog is a sign that the unmarried person will have an affair with a person of large mental equipment.
A white dog, of whatever breed, will, if it appears friendly, be the precursor of a victory either in business or in love.... The Complete Dream Book
If the Dog is friendly, all will be well; if he barks, then beware of quarrels, and if he bites you, expect treachery from someone you trust.... Mystic Dream Book
For a man, business acumen, enough at least to provide for his family.
To hear a dog baying, separation from loved ones, or death of one.
A growling dog, resentment and depression about overwhelming circumstances.
A dog with many heads, too many diversified interests. Police dogs, fear, guilt, or desire for protection.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
If someone calls you a dog, it is a negative reflection on your personality.
If you are being treated like a dog, you are most likely being abused in some way. On the metaphysical level, dogs are consider to be the guardians of the underworld. Finally, dogs could represent the more basic or “animal” parts of our nature and some think that they specifically represent male energy. Male, aggressive (could be over friendly) energies.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
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.
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. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
To dream of watching someone else give a eulogy, suggests that your inner feelings are being made known to those around you. Consider what is said in the speech, for more clues to the dream’s meaning. TO dream of someone giving a eulogy about you means that you are trying to ignore a situation that needs to be confronted and dealt with directly. You may need to let go of old feelings, or an old way of thinking, in order to move on with your life.... My Dream Interpretation
See also Funeral, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Vision: Dreaming about blue eyes: either somebody is secretly in love with you or you are secredy in love with someone. Dark or brown eyes: prepare yourself for a disappointing romance. Dreaming about an eye illness (eye patch, eye injury, or blindness): you are unable to see a situation in your life clearly, or you have a problem facing the real truth.
An eye patch indicates that you can do your job even with your eyes closed! Visiting or seeing an ophthalmologist: you will soon see things as they really are. See Cross-eyed.
Depth Psychology: Dreaming about eyes means you are too preoccupied with yourself.
The eye is considered the organ of light. Dreaming about eyes always has something to do with understanding life. Dreaming about an eye that is looking at you might be a warning from your conscience. Eyes by themselves are symbols of intelligence, spirit, alertness, and curiosity. Other events in the dream are important here.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream of being flogged would indicate that we are aware that someone is driving us beyond our limits, often in an inappropriate manner. Flogging ourselves would highlight a type of masochism in our own personality.
2- Flogging someone else means we have to be careful that we are not attempting to impose our will on that person. While painful there is also a degree of encouragement and stimulation present.
3- Atonement of sins.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To dream of being flogged would indicate that we are aware that someone is driving us beyond our limits, often in an inappropriate manner. Flogging ourselves would highlight a type of masochism in our own personality, which may be inappropriate and suggest self harm.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To emerge from it, foretells a weary journey, but profitable.
For a young woman to dream of being in a fog, denotes that she will be mixed up in a salacious scandal, but if she gets out of the fog she will prove her innocence and regain her social standing. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
3. The point between the real and the unreal.
4. Troubles and worry. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If one sees himselfwalking through fog in a dream, it means that he is intending something despised by God Almighty and he should desist from it. Fog in a dream also means ambiguity, dubiousness, tangle or doubt. Fog in a dream also means trials or a fight between people.
(Also see Clouds)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The setting of the dream may also give you clues about the area of life that it is referring to. Is the fog over water or land, are you in familiar or unfamiliar surroundings? Does the dream represent the journey into the unconscious, where things are obscure and mysterious, or does it symbolize a part of daily life that is unclear, ambivalent and challenging. Either way, if the fog lifts before the dream ends, it suggests that awareness and clarity are forthcoming. However, if the fog in the dream was oppressive and frightening, take some time to reflect on what causes such feelings in daily life. Being in fog; a struggle is ahead of you. Coming through the fog; after a struggle you will succeed in your plans.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
The fog, however, also means creativity—something new is produced.
ASTROLOGY: A symbol of Neptune.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
2- To be walking in a fog is often a warning that matters we consider important can be clouded by other people’s judgement and it may be wiser to sit still and do nothing at this time.
3- A degree of spiritual doubt and a feeling of directionless wandering - which is probably only temporary - is symbolised here.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Disorientation and confusion. Hidden or concealed matters. Being figuratively “thick,” that is, naive to the point of stupidity.... The Language of Dreams
Depth Psychology: Fog is a symbol of your own insecurities and doubts about what course to follow in the future. Or are you trying to hide your intentions from others—or even yourself?... Dreamers Dictionary
If the Fog clears away and the sun shines again, you will get over your disappointment in time.... Mystic Dream Book
A fog at sea indicates blockages in emotional situations, such as romance.
A fog on land indicates setbacks with regard to business or financial progress.
If the fog clears away during the dream, then the blockages will let up and therefore there’s no need to lose heart.
If it thickens, however, perhaps you’d better rethink the situation.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
The sound of a foghorn in your dream is an omen of contrary and signifies a swift release from worry.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
It is almost certainly something you need in your conscious life or something you must come to terms with.
(2) If you are lost in the fog, this means you are ‘lost’ in your waking life: not knowing where you are going; disorientated; needing a (new) sense of direction, new values.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If fog is present in your dream, ask yourself if there is any area in your life that you may not be seeing accurately.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To dream that you are in a ihick mist or fog means that your way in life will often seem dark and perplexing. But, by perseverance and by applying yourself to your own self-development, you will come out of the dark into the light.
To be completely lost in a fog means you are frustrated, not knowing what decision to make.
To hear a foghorn means that there are troubled times coming.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
If the fog lifts in your dream, this is a positive sign.
If you sense that the light is about to break through, this suggests a state of expectation rather than confusion.... The Element Encyclopedia
If a widow dreams of falling from a foot log into clear waterT she has every reason to expect another suitable mate will soon appear with happy results.... The Complete Dream Book
If the water is thick and muddy, it indicates loss and temporary disturbance.
For a woman this dream indicates either a quarrelsome husband, or one of mild temper and regular habits, as the water is muddy or clear.
To fall from a foot-log into clear water, signifies short widowhood terminating in an agreeable marriage.
If the water is not clear, gloomy prospects. See Bridge. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If one earns his livelihood from dealing with sea life, or ifhe sells spring water for living, then seeing frogs in his dream means profits.
If one sees frogs leaving a town in a dream, it means that a calamity is lifted through prayers and atonement. Hunting frogs in a dream means winning over one’s rivals or competitors. Frogs in a dream also represent lobbyists, readers, dervishes, ascetics or they could represent noisy people or someone who is on a constant move from one place to another. Frogs entering a town in a dream represent a calamity that will befall the dwellers of that town. In a dream, frogs also represent a chaste, pure and a religious woman who never cause harm to anyone.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A visitor and intended caretaker of your emotions.The frog, unless deformed negatively, removes the little irritations that interfere with your intuition and responses or reactions.Is the frog doing his job properly and acting in accordance with his duties?Are the patterns overcoming the frog? ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
If you dream of eating frogs then you will find very little to gain in current relationships and losses associated with love affairs.
If you dream of catching a frog then the carelessness you exhibit concerning your health and well being will greatly distress those who care for you.
If you see frogs in a low marshy area this is a sign of ill luck and losses. Seeing frogs in clean, green grass denotes the making of an even tempered friend and confidant.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
The enormous information such symbols hold if we explore them gives them their power. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Men seldom experience this dream. Men usually dream of toads.
If a man dreams of a frog, it usually indicates cowardice.
Folklore: Business success.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
1- Many people associate the frog with a visible growth pattern which mirrors the growth to maturity of the human being. In dreams, to see a frog at a particular stage of its growth depicts the feeling we have about ourselves.
For instance, to see it at the stage where it has grown its back legs would suggest that we capable of moving forward in leaps and bounds.
2- The frog is a symbol of fertility and eroticism. In dreams it is also representative of an aspect of character that can be changed, something nasty that can be changed into good. This image is seen in myths and legends where the frog becomes a prince.
3- Transmutation.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you see it jumping, then hold on!... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
Egyptian: Rebirth or figurative renewal in some area of your life.
Shamanic: A messenger regarding matters of health. Alternatively, a charm against any figurative bad weather coming your way.
Transformation and perspective.
The frog prince of fairy tales reminds us that things are not always as they seem.
In China, frogs represent the ultimate Yin principle, healing, and business prosperity.
Ancient Greece: A portent of harmony between lovers.... The Language of Dreams
Holding a frog in your hands: you are going to win in something. Killing a frog: you are going to harm yourself.
Depth Psychology: The frog stands for emotional and spiritual changes, like the changes that take place from spawning to the final form (the fairy tale “The Frog and the Princess” comes to mind).
The dream is telling you not to he afraid of change. Hearing a frog croaking: these sounds are considered symptoms of emotional inadequacy; often they suggest that you are looking for a way out. You need to work more on your issues.... Dreamers Dictionary
The frog could be a prince in disguise, thus indicating change. This dream may also represent being dirty, productive, or reborn.
To dream about frogs leaping suggests that you have difficulty with commitment. You prefer to move from one event or person, to another. This dream could also indicate that you are working toward a goal and this dream mirrors that progression.
To dream about catching a frog suggests that you don’t use much care when it comes to your health.
To dream about the sounds of frogs suggests that you haven’t yet reached your ambitions.
To dream about frogs in the grass suggests that you will be rewarded with a calm and enjoyable friend who will offer understanding and good counsel.
For women to dream about a bullfrog suggests a wedding to a rich widower who has children that need to be cared for.
To dream about frogs in low marshy places indicates that you will rise above your challenges with the help and kindness of people around you.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you dream of catching a frog then the carelessness you exhibit concerning your health and well being will greatly distress those who care for you.
If you see frogs in a low marshy area this is a sign of ill luck and losses. Seeing frogs in clean, green grass denotes the making of an even tempered friend and confidant.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
The frog also represents renewal and reproduction. See Shadow and Integration Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The chinese money frog in feng shui (literally the science of wind and water) is a mythical creature, which is said to appear every full moon near homes that will receive good news of increased wealth or monetary gain.
For this reason many homes will have a figurine depicting chan chu, as it is known, and this will appear as a dream image.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
For instance, to see it at the stage where it has grown its back legs would suggest that we capable of moving forward in leaps and bounds... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(2) The frog may symbolize the unconscious, or some part or function of the psyche that still lies buried in your unconscious, perhaps something you find horrifying or disgusting because of some traumatic experiences that gave rise to anxiety and / or guilt-feelings.
(3) Perhaps the frog in your dream comes from the story of the Frog- Prince. In the story a young woman is visited in her bed by a frog. At first, the girl is horrified and pushes the frog away. On the third night, however, she relents, and in the ensuing embrace the frog is transformed into a handsome prince.
Ernest Jones, a follower and biographer of Freud, says this is a story of a virgin overcoming her sexual fear.
For Joseph Campbell, an authority on mythology and a Jungian, the frog in the story symbolizes the unconscious, which at first sight is frightening but, when assimilated by the conscious ego, reveals itself for what it is - the total psyche, beautiful and true.
One might add that in both these interpretations what brings about the psychic transformation is a sexual embrace, but in the second
interpretation it is an inner embrace, an intermingling and mutual penetration of the masculine and feminine sides of your psyche. (For anima / animus, see Brother / Sister, section (4))... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
The essence of this construct is potential. Potential can be a powerful force for change if it is embraced; however, potential that is not met is of no value whatsoever. There are other meanings associated with frogs because of their amphibious nature. They represent parts of us that can survive both on land and in water. Unseen when under the surface of a pond, frogs can hop out at any moment, just as a strong emotional response can sometimes hop out of the unconscious without warning.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Dream frogs are likely to have positive associations with transformation and fertility. This is because a frog undergoes dramatic changes in form, starting life as a tadpole and then changing into a frog.
If frogs appear in your dream, they may therefore be suggesting a whole new stage in your life. Frogs that lead or guide you in your dream (especially ones that can talk) reflect a side of you that is very basic and trustworthy, i.e.; this is the side of your intuition and the dream could be urging you to follow your instincts on a particular matter. Frogs also produce masses of eggs so to dream of a frog may indicate a desire to transform your waking life by having children, or by taking care of a project or person. In some amusing dream scenarios frogs can also represent men who did not turn out to be princes. This kind of dream isn’t trying to make you feel worse but urging you to give the search a rest and focus on enjoying other things for a while. A tadpole in your dream may suggest a transformation of some kind in your waking life, but can also suggest dangerous obstacles ahead.... The Element Encyclopedia
To see frogs in the grass, denotes that you will have a pleasant and even-tempered friend as your confidant and counselor.
To see a bullfrog, denotes, for a woman, marriage with a wealthy widower, but there will be children with him to be cared for.
To see frogs in low marshy places, foretells trouble, but you will overcome it by the kindness of others.
To dream of eating frogs, signifies fleeting joys and very little gain from associating with some people.
To hear frogs, portends that you will go on a visit to friends, but it will in the end prove fruitless of good. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Renewal, fertility. Transformation and growth, indicating a period of change. Difﬁculty accepting situations or individuals for what they are (as in “to change a frog into a prince”).
5. Male genitals. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If the frogs jump into the water, it signifies a new enterprise that will turn out to your advantage.
To hear frogs is a sign of contentment in the home and among friends.... The Complete Dream Book
To see others studying it, foretells that you will be forced to yield your rights to others.
If any of the branches are missing, you will ignore some of your friends because of their straightened circumstances. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If you had a nightmare like this, it could represent your father or some other figure of masculine authority, such as a demanding teacher. On the other hand, a dream giant may represent spiritual or physical power. A giant among men in your dream may be a guide who comes to give you spiritual insight.
Not all giants are ogres, and maybe you dreamed of being rescued from the ogre’s clutches by a gentle giant, perhaps another influential figure in your life who you respect for their moral courage. Any towering presence in your dreams tends to represent either something that poses a problem to you, or someone whose power makes you feel protected, or small and helpless.... The Element Encyclopedia
For a young woman to dream of goggles, means that she will listen to persuasion which will mar her fortune. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
1- Goggles in a dream can have the same significance as spectacles and also the mask.
The meaning can be ambivalent since goggles can be used, either to cover up the eyes often believed to be the seat of the soul, or to enable us to see better. Under most circumstances it can be taken as the latter, but equally we need to be certain that we are not using the dream image of goggles lo indicate the protection that we may need in real life.
Perhaps we may feel that what we arc seeing is going to harm us in some way.
2- For a woman to dream that she meets a man with goggles generally means she cannot trust that man to be honest with her.
3- We may be covering up, or denying the existence of, evil. This can only be a negative feeling and should be dealt with appropriately.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The eyes are believed to be the seat of the soul and to reflect our inner feelings.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If we are wearing goggles our vision of the future may be impaired in some way.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The meaning can be ambivalent since goggles can be used either to cover up the eyes or to enable us to see events occurring around us better. Under most circumstances it can be taken as the latter, but the dream image of goggles may indicate the protective shield that we may need in real life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you can’t see through the goggles you wear in a dream, this suggests you have made some errors in judgment, and you may be having trouble with making good decisions.... My Dream Interpretation
A contented future is augured.... Mystic Dream Book
The hypnagogic state is that state between being awake and falling asleep during which the mind is most receptive to ideas, images, sounds, feelings, impressions and intuition. It also the time when people are most likely to see ghostlike figures. (It should not be confused with the hypnopompic state, which is a transition state of semi-consciousness between sleeping and waking.) Some dream experts believe that the sketchy imagery typical of these states can be helpful to the individual in terms of self-understanding. Images are often presented through the individual’s own set of symbols and once interpreted symbols can provide answers to problems and even alert one to future events.
Some believe that taking the time to record these images, feelings and sounds can be just as helpful as recording dream imagery.... The Element Encyclopedia
A hallucination can be experienced through any of the senses singly, or all of them together. So one might have a hallucinatory smell or sound.
To understand hallucinations, which are quite common without any use of drugs such as alcohol, LSD or cannabis, one must remember that everyone has the natural ability to produce such images. One of the definitions of a dream according to Freud is its hallucinatory quality. While asleep we can create full sensory, vocal, motor and emotional expenence in our dream. While dreaming we usually accept what we experience as real.
A hallucination is an experience of the function which produces dreams’ occurring while we have our eyes open.
The voices heard, people seen, smells smelt, although appearing to be outside us, are no more exterior than the things and images of our dreams. With this information one can understand that much classed as psychic phenomena and religious experience is an encounter with the dream process. That does not, of course, deny its imponance.
There are probably many reasons why Sue should experience a hallucination and her husband not. One might be that powerful drives and emotions might be pushing for attention in her life. Some of the primary drives are the reproductive drive, urge towards independence, pressure to meet unconscious emotions and past trauma and fears, any of which, in order to achieve their ends, can produce hallucinations.
A hallucination is therefore not an ‘illusion’ but a means of giving information from deeper levels of self. Given such names as mediumship or mystical insight, in some cultures or individuals the ability to hallucinate is often rewarded socially.
Drugs such as LSD, cannabis, psilocybin, mescaline, pey- ote and opium can produce hallucinations. This is sometimes because they allow the dream process to break through into consciousness with less intervention.
If this occurs without warning it can be very disturbing.
The very real dangers are that unconscious content, which in ordinary dreaming breaks through a threshold in a regulated way, emerges with little regulation. Fears, paranoid feelings, past traumas, can emerge into the consciousness of an individual who has no skill in handling such dangerous forces. Because the propensity of the unconscious is to create images, an area of emotion might emerge in an image such as the devil. Such images, and the power they contain, not being integrated in a proper therapeutic setting, may haunt the individual, perhaps for years. Even at a much milder level, elements of the unconscious will emerge and disrupt the person’s ability to appraise reality and make judgments. Unacknowledged fears may lead the drug user to rationalise their reasons for avoiding social activity or the world of work. See ESP and dreams; dead lover in husband under family. See also out of body experience.... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
2. A grave or moral decision in the ofﬁng. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The hedgehog’s oneiric image alerts of judgments resolved wrongly and deception in relationships.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you are able to read, and make sense of them, you will be able to overcome many obstacles that are in your path.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
The name originally meant sacred carvings.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
It is only after conscious thought that the meaning becomes clear and is retained in memory. Hieroglyphics were developed before the written word and, therefore, often represent basic ideas.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
It is up to you to break the code and receive the higher wisdom.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To be able to read them, your success in overcoming some evil is foretold. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Obstacles related to communication or journeys, possibly life journeys.
3. Understanding concepts and ideas lies just out of reach. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Watch your step!... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
To see a sow and litter of pigs, denotes abundant crops to the farmer, and advance in the affairs of others.
To hear hogs squealing, denotes unpleasant news from absent friends, and foretells disappointment by death, or failure to realize the amounts you expected in deals of importance.
To dream of feeding your own hogs, denotes an increase in your personal belongings.
To dream that you are dealing in hogs, you will accumulate considerable property, but you will have much rough work to perform. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Symbolic of a person deemed dreadful, sometimes with poor sexual boundaries or boundaries in general (as in a “pig” or “swine”).
3. Inclined toward a tendency to hoard, not share. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A hologram allows for something to be considered from all angles, so there is an element of objectivity present when it appears in a dream.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If you simply saw a hot dog in your dream (but didn’t eat it), you will be happily surprised by sudden good luck, possibly related to money.... My Dream Interpretation
Folklore: Bad omen.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
A feeling of sacrificing your comfort for a higher purpose may surround an upcoming event but courage gets you through the necessary change with flying colors.
An Ibis in a dream suggests a sense of instability at the thought of having to change address but reminds us that our ultimate acceptance will bring reward and new possibilities may present themselves.
A flock of Ibis implies a tremendous amount of support emotionally, financially and spiritually.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Depth Psychology: This dream suggests more self-examination and self- knowledge. It would be a good idea to get more information about a certain matter or person. See Speaking.... Dreamers Dictionary
2. To stimulate or jar suddenly (as in “jog the memory”). ... New American Dream Dictionary
(Also see Walking)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. Good fortune in happy, solid friendships.
3. A feeling that friends are attempting to be manipulative. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The dream may also represent the unification of formerly separate or opposite aspects of yourself, such as the masculine and feminine sides of your personality.... My Dream Interpretation
2. A negative omen regarding ﬁnancial matters (to cut up a log).
3. Possible wordplay on “to sleep like a log.” 4.
A good family life (to see a burning log in a hearth). ... New American Dream Dictionary
(Also see Firewood)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: The log stands for an unnecessary’ burden or irritating responsibility you have assumed and for which you will not be rewarded. It can also be a warning to defend yourself against the rudeness of others.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you are building with logs, then this dream denotes that you are creating a solid relationship or a venture that can support your dreams and desires.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To see stacks of logs, or fallen trees in a wood, is a generally favorable omen for whatever concerns you most. Logs floating in water predict a new opportunity which should not be overlooked.
A logjam in a river foretells obstacles in the form of delays - have patience.
A brightly burning log symbolizes family joy.
To sit on a log is a sign of personal contentment.... My Dream Interpretation
To see stacks of logs, or fallen trees in a wood, is a generally favorable omen for whatever concerns you most; logs floating in water predict a new opportunity which should not be overlooked; a logjam portends obstacles likely to be in the form of inexplicable delays; plenty of patience will be required.
A brightly burning log augurs family joy; to sit on a log is a sign of personal contentment, and a log cabin is a symbol of satisfaction through diligent hard work.
See also Lumber.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If the wood is not split, cutting down trees may also mean a loss of energy. On the other hand, chopping wood may also be seen as aggressive action against one’s own aliveness and health.
The logger may stand for being wooden and unrefined, resulting in a stupid and dull position or attitude. In the case of a city person, there could be a romantic longing for a simpler life, as in Farmer and Craftsman.
Folklore: Great effort without gain.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
2. If one kills the dog, then the unknown adversary is vanquished.
3. If running from a mad dog, one is unable to cope with an adversary.
4. If someone else kills the dog, it means that the dreamer has a good friend who will come to his/her aid. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you manage to kill the dog or escape with no injuries then this will denote that you will escape all harm at the hands of an enemy.
To see someone else kill the dog means you will have a staunch supporter.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
To dream that you kill a mad dog indicates that you will be able to defeat your enemies and gain wealth and status.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you manage to kill the dog or escape with no injuries then this will denote that you will escape all harm at the hands of an enemy.
To see someone else kill the dog means you will have a staunch supporter.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
A mammogram is a symbol of breast health and making sure that all is well in this area, like getting an inside view of how you are aligned with these principles in your life.
(See Breasts.)... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
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.... Mystic Dream Book
If you dream that your hard drive is crashing, do you wake up just before the Fatal System Error message appears? What would be the meaning of a dream about a cursor that was frozen, not flashing, on a blank screen? And in scrutinizing nightmares about phones that won’t work in times of extreme emergency, are there times when a hard drive is really just a hard drive? In other words, is your dream a reflection of your day-to-day preoccupation with computers, televisions or mobile phones or does it have a deeper meaning?
As computers, televisions and phones leach deeper into our unconscious, accounts of anxiety-filled dreams about them are becoming increasingly common. According to Jungians, the computer as a symbol of the advance of technology is fast becoming its own archetype. In this chapter we’ll take a look at some of the most common dreams about the media and modern technology, and what they might signify to you. See also EVERYDAY THINGS; LETTERS AND COMMUNICATION; NIGHTMARES.... The Element Encyclopedia
A unique manner, etc., Setting one apart... Dream Dictionary Unlimited
(Also see Embroiderer)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
In numerology all numbers correspond to the letters of the alphabet as follows:
1 = A, J, S
2 = B, K, T
3 = C, L, U
4 = D, M, V
5 = E, N, W
6 = F, O, X
7 = G, P, Y
8 = H, Q, Z
9 = I, R
The human qualities associated with each number are:
Numerologists believe no number is better or worse than another. All the numbers have incredible power potential as well as a downside. The downside simply suggests challenges associated with a particular number and if these challenges are faced and overcome, they can be a source of incredible strength. See also LETTERS AND COMMUNICATION.... The Element Encyclopedia
Dream of eating ogbono signify that you are allowing yourself to be nurtured, comforted and loved. You are integrating and blending together all aspects of yourself into unity.
Whatever you have cooked up you must and should be allowed to eat. This is a reference to consequences. What we have “cooked up” is composed of what we have created through our actions, influenced by emotions.
Soup in a dream is always a sign that points toward prosperity.
See Food and Soup.... Dreams
2. Deep fear of someone. ... New American Dream Dictionary
In either case you’ll be doing yourself a real favor if you find a new interest... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If the oneiric ogres frighten you, it means you are hurting those around you and, possibly, yourself. The figure of the ogre also denotes ignorance and weakness of character.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
An ophthalmologist in a dream also represents a teacher who entices people to seek knowledge, to reflect in advance about the consequences of their actions and to develop a sharp sight.
An ophthalmologist in a dream also could represent a pearl diver, an ocean diver, one who digs wells or restores old springs, or an eye expert who can tell the difference between false eyes from the true ones.
An ophthalmologist in a dream also represents a preacher, or a counsellor who can show the difference between the path of righteous people and the path of the heedless ones.
An ophthalmologist in a dream also may represent someone who has something to say, or news to report.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. Image of the world, an event or self-image, depending on the subject.
3. A feeling that a possible deception is approaching.
4. Rivals may vie for the affections of dear ones. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To look at a photograph of someone else indicates jealousy on your part.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
If you dream about a photograph of your lover, you are warned that he is not giving you his total loyalty, even though he acts trustworthy.
If the photograph is of your family, you aren’t getting their full support on something that’s important to you.
If you dream of photographs featuring people you don’t recognize, this foretells uncomfortable confessions about something you have done.
If you were the one taking photos in your dream, this symbolizes your need to hold on to a feeling, or an image of yourself, from a point in your life that’s now in the past. Also see “Baby Pictures” and “Photo Album.”... My Dream Interpretation
The dream may be calling attention to past events and reminding you that you are making the same errors all over again. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
The dream may be pointing out the past and reminding you that you are making the same errors all over again.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
If the photographs are not familiar to you, your dream may have been signifying an aspect of yourself or your sense of direction in waking life. Was the photo clear or out of focus? This may signify how certain or uncertain you are of your attitudes.
If you were taking the photograph, this suggests that you feel in control of your daily life.
If you were studying a negative or are in a photographic darkroom, this suggests negativity in your daily life but you may also simply be waiting to see what will develop.
If the photos come to life, this suggests the living influence of past experience and your continuing involvement in what the picture depicts. Talking photos suggests that you need to remember or take notice of someone or something in your waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. A reluctance to let go of sometimes false perceptions.
3. A need or desire to control or understand memories or situations, perhaps alter them in ways that make them less painful. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To be given a photograph of oneself would indicate that we need to be taking an objective view of situations round us or perhaps of ourselves within that situation. We need to stand back and look very clearlv at what is going on.
2- Obviously photographs represent memories, past occasions, perhaps past difficulties.
To be looking at photographs of someone from the past is to be looking at that person’s qualities perhaps bringing them forward into our own lives - and making use of those same qualities within.
3- Photographs in dreams can be used to represent a spiritual need to understand the past.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Memories that may have gotten pushed aside, but need to surface now to help you better understand or cope with a specific situation or individual.
[f the photograph itself isn’t familiar, look to see what it contains and review those emblems herein. In this case, it may be a snapshot from the subconscious or I Iigher Self of something that you need to know and remember in the days ahead.... The Language of Dreams
To be looking at photographs of someone from the past is to be looking at that person’s qualities – perhaps bringing them forward into our own lives – and making use of those same qualities within. In magical work a photograph is used as a representation of someone else and can have this meaning in dreams, rather than dreaming about the person concerned.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To be given a photograph of oneself would indicate that we need to be taking an objective view of situations round us or perhaps of ourselves within that situation. We need to stand back and look very clearly at what is going on.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you are developing photos, this suggests discovering hidden talents or abilities.
If you are looking at family photos or an album, this refers to an appreciation of past influences in your life.
If the photo is of yourself, this suggests you need to take an objective look at yourself, especially if you are given the photo in your dream. You need to stand back and see clearly.
If the photo is of someone you know, perhaps you need to look at that person’s qualities and make use of those qualities yourself.
If the photos in your dreams come to life, this indicates your continuing involvement in what the picture depicts, or that the past as a whole is still influencing you.
If you are taking a photograph, this suggests that you need to remember or take notice of something.
If you are using a camera in your dreams, this might suggest that you need to remember what is important in your life and perhaps take more notice of certain situations or people. You may have noticed something out of the ‘corner of your eye’, but not yet have processed it into waking consciousness.
If you are being filmed or having your picture taken, you need to take a careful look at your thoughts and responses to certain situations.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you receive the photograph of your lover, you are warned that he is not giving you his undivided loyalty, while he tries to so impress you.
For married people to dream of the possession of other persons’ photographs, foretells unwelcome disclosures of one’s conduct.
To dream that you are having your own photograph made, foretells that you will unwarily cause yourself and others’ trouble. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Taking motion pictures in a dream predicts that any love affair in which you are at present interested will come to a happy culmination.... The Complete Dream Book
See also Camera.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
A comprehensive listing of pictographs is a subject worthy of a complete book, but for the purpose of illustration, here are a few examples:
Pictograph Name Meaning(s)
= Equal sign The need for symmetry and equity.
O Circle An alternative lunar or solar emblem.
Completeness and cycles. Enclosure and protection.
Square The four elements in balance.
A pictorial pun
for someone who is socially awkward. Truthfulness (e.g., a “square deal”).
Pictograph Name Meaning(s)
Plat Feeling as if life has lost its flavor.
that fizzled out. Something that has gotten slightly off-key and needs tuning for harmonious interaction.
An emphasis on the masculine nature and associated characteristics.
The rune of the warrior showing strong convictions and the willingness to fight for a just cause.
Triangle Tlie triune nature, balance, and an alternative fire emblem.
Circle / wheel The winds, the four directions, and a type of cross emblem. Infinity Something that has longevity, or that goes on seemingly forever. Heart
Matters of love or emotions.
Check mark Correctness or incorrectness, red check marks denoting the latter.... The Language of Dreams
The exception is if you’re having a great and happy time bouncing on a pogo stick, which means you are overstressed but you are managing to bounce right along life’s path so far without getting stuck in your problems.... My Dream Interpretation
2. A need for release, usually emotional energy.
3. Need or desire to not take sexuality so seriously. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To dream you are in a pornographic film indicates a desire for more exciting or extraordinary sexual experiences. It implies lust and wish fulfillment.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If the dream is pleasurable, then this dream denotes a healthy fantasy life and feelings of sensuality, sexuality, and a celebration of your body.
If the feeling tone is negative, this could be a venting dream helping you to release shame, guilt, objectification and victimhood from past sexual experiences. See Sex.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream that you in a pornographic film, may suggest your desire to be more adventurous in matters of the heart.
For all dreams involving pornography: if your dream was upsetting or unpleasant in any way, it signifies that you need to feel more in control of your own sexuality and romantic life. Don’t let yourself be pressured by any person or by society.... My Dream Interpretation
A prairie dog may come to summon you to bond and commit to community life.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If detailed observations were made of the habits of ten people, one could predict fairly accurately what they would be doing for the next week, perhaps even pinpointing the time and place.
For instance some would never visit a pub, while others would be frequently there.
Because the unconscious is the storehouse of millions of bits of observed information, and because it has a well-developed function enabling us to scan information and predict from it, some dreams forecast the future. Such predictions may occur more frequently in a dream rather than as waking insight, because few people can put aside their likes and dislikes, prejudices and hopes sufficiently to allow such information into the consciousness. While asleep some of these barriers drop and allow information to be presented.
Ed Butler’s dream is about his work scene. Each detail was real and horrifying. Shonly afterwards, Rita was burnt just as in the dream. Example: ‘I was stanled by the muffled but unmistakable sound of a nearby explosion. While unexpected, it wasn’t entirely unusual—the high energy propel- lants and oxidisers being synthesised and tested in the chemistry wing were hazardously unstable. When I heard the screams I froze for an instant, recognising that they could only be coming from Rita, the one woman chemist in the all male department. I rushed to the doorway of her laboratory. Peering through the smoke and fumes I saw a foot sticking out of the surrounding flames. I was only in my shirt sleeves, unprotected, not even wearing my lab coat, but I had to go into the flames. I grabbed Rita by the foot and noticed with horror that her stockings were melting from the heat. I pulled her back into the doorway and tugged at a chain which released gallons of water on her flaming body. When satisfied the fire was quenched, even though my own clothes still smouldered, I ran for the emergency phone’ (from Dream Network Bulletin, June 1985).
Some precognitive dreams appear to go beyond this ability to predict from information already held. So far there is no theory which is commonly accepted which explains this.
A not too bizarre one, however, is thai our unconscious has access to a collective mind. With so much more information available, it can transcend the usual limitations when predicting from personal information.
The next examples are all from Shirley G. Because of space, only three of the dreams are quoted. Nevertheless, they are typical of dreams which do not seem to fall into the category of precognitive dreams arising from unconscious scanning or information already known. Example: ‘1 set out to dream the winner of a horse race each day for a week. I was driving down a country road and suddenly saw a glimpse of Emmerdale Farm down a side road. Following day: chosen horse Emmerdale Farm came in first. 2 Was working in a room when a man popped his head around the door and shouted excitedly “John, John, your uncle’s here” and disappeared. I carried on working. Chosen horse: Uncle John. Came in first. 3 Was walking down a road, called into a house by a friend to have a chat. On the way out she opened the door and I saw a completely empty room except for a huge black fireplace. Door closed and I left the house. Chosen horse Black Fire—which I insisted would only be placed due to a fireplace. Came in 2nd.* See ESP in dreams. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
In his book Recollections of Abraham Lincoln, 1847-1865, Ward Hill Lamon relates a dream Lincoln had shortly before his death. In the dream, Lincoln heard a group of people mournfully weeping downstairs in the White House, but when he went to investigate, he found no mourners, although their desperate weeping continued. Upon entering the East Room he discovered a corpse wrapped in funeral vestments. Demanding of one of the soldiers stationed there, ‘Who is dead in the White House?,’ he received the reply, ‘The President. He was killed by an assassin.’ A day before the SS Titanic’s demise, a woman on the infamous ship dreamt of the horrible event that was to occur the next day. She told her husband, who scoffed at her worries and ignored her pleas. However, the dream so affected her that she secretly prepared herself the night before and had all her children sleep in their warm clothes in order to be ready at a moment’s notice. During the night, after the ship struck the iceberg, she and her children were rescued and escaped the sinking ship. Her husband, sadly, went down with more than 1,500 people.
In 1914, one hundred and twenty Newfoundland sealers were abandoned on an ice-floe in the North Atlantic during winter. The incompetence of the ship’s captain, and of other crew members, meant that the missing men were not noticed for two days and two nights. By the time they were rescued, more than half were dead. It was the worst disaster to strike the Newfoundland sealing community in many years. However, the disaster did not come without warning. One of the fiftyfive survivors later told of a dream he had two weeks before the disaster. According to Cassie Brown’s report on the disaster: ‘John Howlet had suffered a chilling nightmare weeks before. In his dream he was on a mountain of ice, lost and freezing. He was alone, terribly and frighteningly alone, but everywhere he wandered there were vague, indefinable “things” on the ice around him—things with no particular shape that he could make out. He found himself walking among those things, unable to find his way, wondering what they were and dreading them. In his dream he was counting, counting, counting…He was still counting the white mounds when he awoke, shivering and terribly depressed.’
Unfortunately, even this dream did not make him avoid joining the crew of the ship, Newfoundland, most of whom would be dead in a matter of days. It was only afterwards he realized that the bodies covered with snow were the white mounds from his dream.
In his autobiography, Jung recounts disturbing dreams and visions in 1913. In one vision he witnessed a monstrous flood covering Germany and realized a catastrophe was in progress. ‘I saw the mighty yellow waves, the floating rubble of civilization, and the drowned bodies of uncounted thousands. Then the whole sea turned to blood.’ Jung said he was perplexed and nauseated, assuming this vision was personal. It was not until World War I broke out a year later that he realized its collective nature. This irrational experience led Jung to conclude that each person’s unconscious possesses not only a personal, but also a collective, dimension.
Probably one of the best-established and most reputable cases of premonitions of disaster comes from the grim events that occurred on 21 October 1966 in Aberfan, Wales. On that day, 116 children and twenty-eight adults were killed when a large mountain of coal collapsed and buried a small section of the town of Aberfan, including an elementary school filled with children. The disaster touched nearly every family in the town and effectively extinguished an entire generation of children. After the disaster, the reports of premonitions began to flood in. The mother of one of the deceased students reported that her ten-year-old child (who died in the disaster) had a dream the night before which foretold the disaster. The child told her mother, ‘I dreamed I went to school and there was no school there.
Something black had come down all over it.’
The reports of precognitive dreams literally came from all over Wales and England. One lady had a nightmare that she suffocated in ‘deep blackness’. Another dreamed of a small child being buried by a large landslide. Another clearly saw a schoolhouse be buried by an avalanche of coal, and rescue workers digging frantically for survivors. Another woke up from a nightmare in which she was being buried alive. On the morning of the disaster, Mrs Sybil Brown woke from a dream in which she saw children being overcome by ‘a black, billowing mass’. Probably the clearest of the premonitions was reported by a man in north-west England who claimed that the night before the disaster he had a dream which consisted only of letters being spelled out in dazzling light: A-B-E-R-F-A-N. At the time, the dream had no meaning to him. Hours later, he would realize with horror what it meant.
An interesting phenomenon occurred in the aftermath of the terrorist plane attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center and damaged the Pentagon on 11 September 2001: numerous people came forward with reports of vivid dreams they’d had of these disasters in advance. The dreams were filled with images that later took place: planes crashing into buildings, planes crashing on the ground, tall buildings collapsing, flames shooting out of buildings, people running covered in gray ash, and feelings of panic, mass death and war. These nightmarish dreams were so realistic that many people awoke from them in terror and sweat.
The question most often raised about precognitive disaster dreams is, if so many people dreamed in advance of these disasters, why could nothing have been done to prevent them? The answer is that most people who have precognitive dreams only realize that they have had them after the events the dreams foretold have taken place, and they see how their dreams matched the events. Other dreamers, especially those who have periodic or frequent precognitive dreams, usually do not dream enough specific details to know exactly what is going to happen, where, and when. Some may only have a sense of dread that ‘something terrible’ is going to happen, usually soon. For example, a dream that a tall building is collapsing would not have sparked the immediate connection that terrorists were going to fly planes into the World Trade Center on the morning of 11 September 2001. A dream analyst would more likely interpret the image dream within the context of the dreamer’s life, suggesting that the dream reflected emotional turmoil within the dreamer’s life.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you are prone to having dreams that are more than just glimpses of the future but include entire stories or sequences of events that later happen in waking life, you may find that as well as examining possible causes of action that lie ahead, they may also zero in on important junctures or decisions in life long before they arrive. Experts disagree over whether or not this is possible, but it is possible that your life previews are set up by your dreaming mind to alert you to, and help you recognize, the importance of your actions and decisions at these significant points in our life.
If you have a dream that you believe may contain a precognitive warning of a future accident or disaster, remember that it is only highlighting a possibility not a fact; if the time comes when it is fulfilled, you have the upper hand as your sense of familiarity with the situation will help you avoid or minimize harm or hurt. See also Precognitive dream entry in DISASTERS.... The Element Encyclopedia
A dream that seemingly includes knowledge about the future which cannot be inferred from actually available information is referred to as a precognitive dream. For example, you may dream of your friend being involved in a skiing accident, only to discover a week later that this has actually happened when your friend calls you to say they have broken their leg. Precognitive dreams have been reported throughout history; famous examples are the Pharaoh’s dream of seven fat and seven thin cows, and Bishop Lanyi’s dream of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the event that triggered World War I.
Most studies indicate that women report more precognitive dreams than men, while the frequency of precognitive dreaming declines with age.
Precognitive dreams tend to focus on the possibility of accidents or disaster. Though they are generally considered symbolic of psychological processes, some precognitive dreams and nightmares are intended as guidance or warnings on a very practical level. For example, if you were to dream about the brakes failing on your car, it might help to ponder whether you are figuratively having trouble ‘slowing yourself down’ in your life, however, it also wouldn’t hurt to check the actual brakes on your automobile in waking life. In the great majority of cases dreams about some kind of disaster or the death or murder of yourself or a loved one, warn of current behavior trends, courses of action, or decisions which may soon become detrimental unless you change them. There are however, extremely rare occasions when a dream occurs that does appear to accurately and inexplicably predict a future event; although this event may not always be about an important world event or news item and is more likely to be about normal every day events, such as who you might bump into on the way to work. How and why this occurs is unknown but if it does occur it could indicate potential psychic or clairvoyant ability in the dreamer.... The Element Encyclopedia
Dreaming of undergoing psychoanalysis: you are starting to make the connection between your actions and what is going on inside.
The psychologist is a sign that you are able to work through inner conflicts on your own. See Guru. Arc you afraid (usually without reason) that you are “going to lose it,” to go insane? If this dream recurs frequendy, see an appropriate dierapist and explore die reason for die dream.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you are having dreams where you are hoping for and getting a gold star, or a grade A, an honor in front of your peers, recognition at work or reward from someone you want to impress, such dreams are subconscious messages that you’re feeling a bit underappreciated, neglected or unsure of how your efforts are being received. Sometimes this sort of dream can be a gentle reminder that a loved one has lost that loving feeling, and once we realize that, we can address the problem directly.
If you receive the recognition in your dream gracefully, this suggests that you are ready to accept the positive aspects of yourself, but if you feel uncomfortable or someone else steals the limelight, then you need to work on your self-esteem.... The Element Encyclopedia
I use the term “true meaning” to refer to the accurate translation of what your subconscious mind was portraying in the dream. The true meaning is usually the one that resonates with you as you’re considering various possible meanings, the one that rings true according to your intuition, and the one that your subconscious mind recognizes as the original meaning.
Intuition Is Your Dream Translator
Your intuition is your own personal translator of dream meaning. Intuition is key in understanding both the meaning of the overall dream and the meanings of its individual symbols because your intuition is the part of you that recognizes the truth.
Explore Until Your Intuition Says Yes
Rather than working in a linear or logical way (like when you’re solving a math problem), your intuition may require you to spend some time mulling over your dream symbol before an intuitive insight comes forward. So try looking at your dream symbol in different ways and considering different meanings until your intuition says, “Aha! That’s the one.” Keep exploring until you experience a flash of intuitive recognition, a sudden sense that everything within you is in alignment, or a sense of peace and completion. (You’ll learn to recognize this intuitive sense as you encounter it more often.)... Dreampedia
For a woman to think her husband or lover is a rogue, foretells she will be painfully distressed over neglect shown her by a friend. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If he didn’t see him well / fully then he will not be commended.... Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik
To see your own picture, you will be overawed by a tormenting enemy. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If you are nervous that you might be pregnant, this dream is a literal reflection of your anxieties about getting pregnant.
If you have been less than truthful with someone in your real life, this dream could also mean you are worried they will find out about your deception.
If there was something wrong with the baby in the sonogram, you are having trouble reconciling some emotions you have been feeling, with your picture of what kind of person you are.... My Dream Interpretation
If you climb to the top on the outside, you will overcome oppositions and be successful.
If you read the Hebrew inscription on a synagogue, you will meet disaster, but will eventually rebuild your fortunes with renewed splendor. See Church. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
It is representative of your values and the things you hold sacred.
To dream that you are inside a synogogue suggests that you are seeking guidance or some kind of spiritual enlightenment.
It is possible you are regretting mistakes made in the past. This dream may also mean that you are questioning the direction your life is leading.... My Dream Interpretation
If you have not yet started on this path, this dream may be a sign for you to begin. See Breakdown/ Breakthrough Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you killed it, you will successfully overcome your rivals.... My Dream Interpretation
What happens when we sleep?
Why do we sleep? The answer is not as simple as it seems. We sleep so that our body can rest, we think at first. However, science has not been able to prove concretely that sleep is necessary for physical recuperation of the body. Experiments performed on rats have proven that when deprived of sleep, these animals die.
But human nature is not as simple as that of rats. Everyone knows people who barely sleep. The most extreme case, published in some scientific magazines, is that of a man who claims not to have slept since contracting a serious illness. In a similar vein, some individuals with a highly developed spirituality are able to remain conscious all night. We’re not referring to a student during exam time drinking coffee or taking stimulants to stay awake more than twenty-four hours straight. We’re talking about people who can achieve advanced levels of relaxation through deep meditation.
It is known that anxiety and lack of concentration increase considerably after a night or two without sleep. One theory related to sleep affirms that we sleep to conserve energy. However, another suggests that we rest to conserve our food stores, since when we lose consciousness, we repress the hunger mechanism.
How much do we sleep?
Sleep at different ages
In the course of his life, a person has, on average, 300,000 dreams. As we age, both the time we spend sleeping and the time we spend dreaming decrease gradually.
Newborns sleep almost all day, alternating hours of sleep with short spells of wakefulness. By one year of age, they sleep fewer sessions but for longer in total: they have cycles of 90 minutes of sleep followed by another 90 minutes of waking time. Gradually, the child will sleep more at night and less during the day. By 9 years of age, most need between 9 and 12 hours of sleep a day.
The average for an adult is between 7 and 8.5 hours. But after age 70, we return to the sleep phases of childhood and sleep fewer hours continuously.
There are arguments that even claim we have slept since ancient times in order to appear a less tasty snack for nocturnal predators (when we sleep, our body looks like a corpse).
There are theories to suit everyone, but we shouldn’t forget the fundamental: for almost all of us, sleeping is a relaxing and pleasant experience that lasts between six and eight hours each night, an experience that is utterly necessary to “recharge the batteries” of our bodies.
It’s no coincidence that we choose nighttime to sleep. In the darkness our vision is reduced, the world becomes strange, and as a result, our imagination runs wild. Our minds remain occupied with images (that is, dreams). At night, our eyes don’t work, but we have a need to create images. If for some reason we are deprived of sleep, the following nights our dream production increases, since we spend more time in the REM phase (the period of sleep when oneiric thoughts are most active). Therefore it seems evident that we need dreams to live.
Some ancient civilizations believed that dreaming served, more than anything, to be able to dream. They were convinced that oneiric activity wasn’t the result of sleeping, but rather the reason for it. Some scientists, however, don’t share the theories of our ancestors when it comes to the reason behind our dreams.
There is a scientific school of thought that asserts that oneiric thoughts are simply a neurophysiological activity that comes with sleep. According to this theory, when we sleep we generate spontaneous signals that stimulate the sensory channels in the mind. The brain transforms these signals into visual images and induces the dreamer to believe that he is living real experiences.
Up to that point, perfect. But, why do dreams have such an interesting narrative? Why do they so often express metaphoric language? Why do they narrate stories that directly affect us? There is no concrete or scientific answer to these questions.
Percentages of REM sleep
Cold-blooded animals never dream; the cold temperatures at night cause them to hibernate and all their vital functions, including the brain, slow down. Only when the sun comes out or the temperature rises to an acceptable level do they recuperate all vital functions. The only cold-blooded animal that has shown signs of dreaming is the chameleon.
On the other hand, we know all warm-blooded animals dream, since REM-phase activity has been detected in all of them. Birds dream only about 0.5% of the time they spend asleep, while humans dream up to 20% of the time. There are exceptional cases, such as that of the Australian platypus, that never dream.
Other theories suggest that dreams serve to eliminate unnecessary facts from memory, since we can’t store everything that happens every day. According to this thesis, at night we erase the “archives” we don’t need, just like a computer. The sleeping mind tests the process of erasing in the form of dreams, which would explain why they’re so difficult to remember. There are obvious limitations to this theory if you keep in mind that, occasionally, oneiric thoughts work creatively (they go beyond the information that we give them). These don’t have much to do with the merely “hygienic” function that the aforementioned scientific community claims. Often, dreams don’t eliminate the useless leftovers of daily experiences. Quite the opposite: they give them a surprising new shape, so when we wake up, we can reflect more deeply on their meaning.
The phases of sleep
Even though we don’t realize it, when we sleep at night we pass through four different phases of sleep. Each phase is distinguished by the deepness of sleep. That is, when we are in phase 1, it is a fairly light sleep; during phase 4, we reach maximum intensity.
When we go to sleep, we enter a period in which we gradually pull away from the exterior world. Little by little, our sleep deepens until finally (phase 4) our breathing slows and becomes regular, our cardiac rhythm slows down, and our body temperature decreases. Therefore the body’s metabolism also reduces its activity.
More or less an hour after falling asleep, your body has already gone through the four phases. At this point you begin to go back through the levels until you return to phase 1. This brings along an increase in respiratory and cardiac rhythm. Parallel to this, brain waves once again start to register an activity close to that of consciousness. You are therefore in a moment of transition, demonstrated by the fact that at this point the body tends to change position.
All signs indicate that any noise might wake us. But that’s not the case: since your muscle tone has been reduced, this is actually the moment when it’s most difficult to regain consciousness. At the same time, your eyes begin to move behind your eyelids (up and down and side to side). This ocular phenomenon, which anyone can observe easily, is known as the REM phases, which stands for “rapid eye movement.”
Certain areas of the brain are associated with different functions and human skills, translating external sensory stimuli into a well-organized picture of the world. In dreams, those same stimuli produce different reactions. If a sleeping person hears a sound or touches something repulsive, those stimuli will probably be integrated into their dream before they wake up.
The REM phase
The REM phase is particularly important for those interested in dreams. All studies indicate that during this brief spell (from five to ten minutes) we typically experience the most intense oneiric activity. Some of these studies, done in a sleep laboratory, have observed that eight out of ten individuals relate very vivid dreams when woken up right at the end of the REM phase. These periods alternate at night with what we could call non-REM phases, that is, periods when no ocular movement is registered.
How many times do we reach a REM stage at night? It is estimated that each cycle is repeated four to seven times. As the hours pass, each phase gets longer. This way, the final REM stage might last twenty to forty minutes. On average, an adult enjoys an hour and a half of REM sleep each night, although for older individuals it may be less than an hour and a quarter. Babies, on the other hand, remain in the REM phase for 60 percent of the time they spend asleep.
In any case, let’s make this clear: not all dreams are produced during this period. It has also been demonstrated that humans generate images in other stages. However, these are dreams of a different quality, since during the non-REM phases, our oneiric activity tends to generate only undefined thoughts, vague sensations, etc. Nothing close to the emotional content that characterizes dreams produced in the REM phase.
The oneiric images produced in the most intense phase (REM) are more difficult to remember. One method to remember them consists of waking up just after each REM phase.
As we’ve commented already, those who wish to read their dreams have to first do the work of remembering them. If we want this work to be 100 percent effective, we can use a method that, although uncomfortable, almost never fails: wake up just after every REM phase. If you want to try this method, set your alarm (without music or radio) to go off four, five, six, or seven and a half hours after falling asleep. You can be sure that if you wake up just after one of the REM phases you go through each night, you will enjoy vivid memories.
This is the process used in sleep laboratories, where oneiric activity is studied through encephalographic registry of electrical brain activity.
The people in the study—who are volunteers—sleep connected to machines that register their physiological reactions (brain waves, cardiac rhythm, blood pressure, muscle activity, eye movement, etc).
At certain points during the night, these reactions indicate that, if you wake them, they will be able to tell you what they dreamed. This is because the phase that produces the most intense dreams (REM) is characterized by a physical reaction easily observed: the rapid movement of the eyes of the dreamer.
With this method, sleep laboratories can collect proof of precisely
when subjects are dreaming. And given that oneiric images are difficult to remember, the lab techniques have been a great advance in dream research. Some experts assert that thanks to the scientific advances of the second half of the twentieth century, we have learned more about sleep processes in the last fifty years than in all the history of humanity.
What do we dream?
A wide study done in France on the subject of dreams produced these results:
Hypnagogic images: between waking and sleep
As we’ve seen, throughout the night our sleep is divided into four distinct phases. But what happens just before we sink into the first phase? Are we still awake? Not exactly. In the moments when our mind decides between wakefulness and sleep, we begin to lose contact with the world around us, without the characteristic physiological changes of sleep.
This intermediate point has been called the “hypnagogic state” by psychologists. This is a period when, despite the fact that we’re not asleep, our brains generate images that can sometimes be very beautiful. In some ways, these images rival those found in our dreams.
Hypnagogic images of great visual beauty evaporate like bubbles when we wake up and are barely remembered.
However, the hypnagogic state cannot be considered a truly oneiric state. Among other reasons, the scenes produced in this phase are unrelated to the episodes with a more or less coherent plot that characterize dreams.
In the hypnagogic state we produce unrelated images that hardly connect to each other and that, unlike dreams, are not linked to our daily experiences. This phenomenon occurs not only before sleeping but also in the moments before waking up, when we are not yet conscious enough to be aware of them.
Sometimes, before falling asleep we also experience a curious sensation of floating or flying, or we may see very sharp scenes, with a clarity comparable to that of real visual experiences. These types of images, like dreams, evaporate like bubbles when we wake up and we barely remember them, which is a shame because their beauty slips from our minds. In any case, unlike oneiric thoughts, the hypnagogic state is little use for understanding the messages our subconscious wants to send us, and we should value it more for its beauty than its transcendental content.
Salvador Dali, painter of dreams.
To remember them you must not lose consciousness during the apparition. That is, you must observe the process of the hypnagogic state without falling asleep. It seems simple but it is not, because you must submerge yourself in sleep while the mind remains aware of the events happening in its interior. With a little luck, we can see some of the marvelous “paintings” of our private museum.
The surrealist artists of the 20s and 30s knew all about this. This is how Salvador Dali, fervent lover of hypnagogic scenes, turned to what is known as “the monk’s sleep.” He went to bed with a large iron key in his hand. With the first dream, the key would fall to the floor and he would wake up suddenly. In his mind he recorded the hypnagogic images he would later transfer to the canvas in his masterful style.
The seven “chakras,” or centers of subtle energy in the ayurvedic hindu medicine (1).
The nadis according to Tibetan tradition (2).
The meridians of traditional Chinese medicine (3).
If you have difficulty retaining the hypnagogic state, try centering your attention on a concrete point. For example the “third eye” of the yogis (that is, between your eyes), in the area of the heart, or in the top of the head. These three positions are, according to the philosophy of yoga, the centers of subtle rather than physical energy in the human body. You need a place to direct the mind. Another trick to hold attention without effort is to think abstractly about the name of the object you wish to see. This doesn’t mean you have to “create” the images; you just have to induce its appearance during the hypnagogic state. Entering through meditation is also very useful and beneficial.
Sometimes, the hypnagogic scenes are not as pleasant as we would like, but we must confront them in order to strengthen our ability for self-control. If they persist, try following the previous advice. Think abstractly about the name of what you want to see, resisting the temptation to construct it in a certain way from the conscious mind.
The main advantage of the hypnagogic state is that it brings us progressively closer to our deep Self . . . and all that helps to understand and better benefit from dreams.
The same subject can have very different meanings depending on the circumstances and personal situation of the dreamer.... Dreampedia
(Also see Slippers)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. Self-discipline. ... New American Dream Dictionary
It is based on the principle of moving the body through space and holding particular poses for long periods of time to stimulate organs and the glandular system.
The fortitude required to hold the poses long past what is comfortable is the foundation of a successful practice. When yoga appears in a dream, you are being pushed past your comfort zone in some area of your life.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The practice is in itself a spiritual discipline and in dreams symbolizes that which is needed to achieve union with the divine.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To be dreaming of doing yoga suggests a need for a deeper understanding of our own impulses.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A yogi (spiritual practitioner) in dreams is a representation of a wise person or teacher and alerts us to the need in us to find such a person. You might also like to consult the entry for yin and yang.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you are burning one then this is a warning not to set your sights too high or your dreams could go up in smoke and turn to ashes.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
1- In Pagan times a log was decoratcd and burnt in order to clear away the Old Year. In dreams it will be seen as a symbol of light and new life.
2- In modern times, the Yule log is symbolised as a celebration cake.
Therefore it tends to suggest the New Year and new beginnings in dream language.
3- A Yule log represents a spiritual offering or sacrifice, particularly at the time of a spiritual or religious celebration when we pay homage to the gods.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you are burning one then this is a warning not to set your sights too high or your dreams could go up in smoke and turn to ashes.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If you visit them you will overcome all opponents that stand in the way of your success. You gain knowledge if you dream of tending the garden.... Encyclopedia of Dreams