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Powerless | Dream Interpretation

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Cemetery

To dream of being in a beautiful and well-kept cemetery, you will have unexpected news of the recovery of one whom you had mourned as dead, and you will have your title good to lands occupied by usurpers.

To see an old bramble grown and forgotten cemetery, you will live to see all your loved ones leave you, and you will be left to a stranger’s care.

For young people to dream of wandering through the silent avenues of the dead foreshows they will meet with tender and loving responses from friends, but will have to meet sorrows that friends are powerless to avert. Brides dreaming of passing a cemetery on their way to the wedding ceremony, will be bereft of their husbands by fatal accidents occurring on journeys.

For a mother to carry fresh flowers to a cemetery, indicates she may expect the continued good health of her family.

For a young widow to visit a cemetery means she will soon throw aside her weeds for robes of matrimony.

If she feels sad and depressed she will have new cares and regrets. Old people dreaming of a cemetery, shows they will soon make other journeys where they will find perfect rest.

To see little children gathering flowers and chasing butterflies among the graves, denotes prosperous changes and no graves of any of your friends to weep over. Good health will hold high carnival. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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Coffin

This dream is unlucky. You will, if you are a farmer, see your crops blasted and your cattle lean and unhealthy.

To business men it means debts whose accumulation they are powerless to avoid.

To the young it denotes unhappy unions and death of loved ones.

To see your own coffin in a dream, business defeat and domestic sorrow may be expected.

To dream of a coffin moving of itself, denotes sickness and marriage in close conjunction. Sorrow and pleasure intermingled. Death may follow this dream, but there will also be good.

To see your corpse in a coffin, signifies brave efforts will be crushed in defeat and ignominy, To dream that you find yourself sitting on a coffin in a moving hearse, denotes desperate if not fatal illness for you or some person closely allied to you. Quarrels with the opposite sex is also indicated. You will remorsefully consider your conduct toward a friend. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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Corpse

To dream of a corpse is fatal to happiness, as this dream indicates sorrowful tidings of the absent, and gloomy business prospects.

The young will suffer many disappointments and pleasure will vanish.

To see a corpse placed in its casket, denotes immediate troubles to the dreamer.

To see a corpse in black, denotes the violent death of a friend or some desperate business entanglement.

To see a battle-field strewn with corpses, indicates war and general dissatisfaction between countries and political factions.

To see the corpse of an animal, denotes unhealthy situation, both as to business and health.

To see the corpse of any one of your immediate family, indicates death to that person, or to some member of the family, or a serious rupture of domestic relations, also unusual business depression.

For lovers it is a sure sign of failure to keep promises of a sacred nature.

To put money on the eyes of a corpse in your dreams, denotes that you will see unscrupulous enemies robbing you while you are powerless to resent injury.

If you only put it on one eye you will be able to recover lost property after an almost hopeless struggle.

For a young woman this dream denotes distress and loss by unfortunately giving her confidence to designing persons.

For a young woman to dream that the proprietor of the store in which she works is a corpse, and she sees while sitting up with him that his face is clean shaven, foretells that she will fall below the standard of perfection in which she was held by her lover.

If she sees the head of the corpse falling from the body, she is warned of secret enemies who, in harming her, will also detract from the interest of her employer. Seeing the corpse in the store, foretells that loss and unpleasantness will offset all concerned. There are those who are not conscientiously doing the right thing. There will be a gloomy outlook for peace and prosperous work. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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Door

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hell

If you dream of being in hell, you will fall into temptations, which will almost wreck you financially and morally.

To see your friends in hell, denotes distress and burdensome cares. You will hear of the misfortune of some friend.

To dream of crying in hell, denotes the powerlessness of friends to extricate you from the snares of enemies. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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Snakes

For a woman to dream that a dead snake is biting her, foretells she will suffer from malice of a pretended friend.

To dream of snakes, is a foreboding of evil in its various forms and stages.

To see them wriggling and falling over others, foretells struggles with fortune and remorse.

To kill them, you will feel that you have used every opportunity of advancing your own interests, or respecting that of others. You will enjoy victory over enemies.

To walk over them, you will live in constant fear of sickness, and selfish persons will seek to usurp your place in your companion’s life.

If they bite you, you will succumb to evil influences, and enemies will injure your business.

To dream that a common spotted snake approaches you from green herbs, and you quickly step aside as it passes you, and after you had forgotten the incident to again see it approaching and growing in dimensions as it nears you, finally taking on the form of an enormous serpent; if you then, after frantic efforts, succeed in escaping its attack, and altogether lose sight of it, it foretells that you will soon imagine you are being disobeyed and slighted, and things will go on from bad to worse. Sickness, uneasiness and unkindness will increase to frightful proportions in your mind; but they will adjust themselves to a normal basis, and by the putting aside of imaginary trouble, and masterfully shouldering duties, you will be contented and repaid.

To dream that a snake coils itself around you and darts its tongue out at you, is a sign that you will be placed in a position where you will be powerless in the hands of enemies, and you will be attacked with sickness.

To handle them, you will use strategy to aid in overthrowing opposition.

To see hairs turn into snakes, foretells that seeming insignificant incidents will make distressing cares for you.

If snakes turn into unnatural shapes, you will have troubles which will be dispelled if treated with indifference, calmness and will power.

To see or step on snakes while wading or bathing, denotes that there will be trouble where unalloyed pleasure was anticipated.

To see them bite others, foretells that some friend will be injured and criticised by you.

To see little snakes, denotes you will entertain persons with friendly hospitality who will secretly defame you and work to overthrow your growing prospects.

To see children playing with them, is a sign that you will be nonplussed to distinguish your friends from your enemies.

For a woman to think a child places one on the back of her head, and she hears the snake’s hisses, foretells that she will be persuaded to yield up some possession seemingly for her good, but she will find out later that she has been inveigled into an intrigue in which enemies will tantalize her.

To see snakes raising up their heads in a path just behind your friend, denotes that you will discover a conspiracy which has been formed to injure your friend and also yourself.

To think your friend has them under control, denotes that some powerful agency will be employed in your favor to ward off evil influences.

For a woman to hypnotize a snake, denotes your rights will be assailed, but you will be protected by law and influential friends. See Serpents and Reptiles. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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Hand-cuff

Making one powerless or ineffective in the work of their hands... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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Misfire

Feeling out of control and powerless when unable to meet one’s intended objective... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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Abduction

1. Under the control of someone else, or circumstances.

2. Generally feeling powerless in the face of obstacles.

3. Watch­ing someone get abducted may also indicate the dreamer, and the meanings above would apply. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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Bat (baseball)

1. A phallic symbol.

2. Powerlessness. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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Dummy

1. Feelings of powerlessness, being ineffectual.

2. An im­portant relationship is starting to feel one-sided.

3. An aspect of self feels useless. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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Fate

1. Difficulties in accepting responsibility for actions.

2. Feelings of powerlessness, bad luck, need for self-determination.

3. Re­verse: good fortune is in the offing. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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Feeble

1. Reverse: longevity and fitness.

2. Physical weakness, possi­bly from bad habits or work activities.

3. Feelings of emotional powerlessness and ineffectuality. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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Handcuffs

1. Feelings of powerlessness; feeling trapped or re­strained.

2. Strong feelings of guilt—usually over a lost temper, often over past misdeeds.

3. Reverse: obstacles will be overcome, prosperity achieved.

4. A possible brush with the law is in the offing. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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Hostage

1. Feelings of a loss of control, powerlessness in life.

2. Lack of mobility. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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Nuclear Bomb

1. An extreme, devastating sense of helplessness, powerlessness.

2. Reverse: a need to start over from scratch, a complete changeover.

3. Great rage and hostility, a desire to completely annihilate or “vaporize” the object of rage. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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Punch

1. Repressed anger or rage.

2. Feelings of power—sometimes the abuse of power, but always personal.

3. Reverse: feelings of powerlessness.

4. Deriving pleasure, especially from a variety of interests or activities (if drinking punch). ... New American Dream Dictionary

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Terrorism

1. Lack of control, powerlessness through fear, intimi­dation.

2. Violence with no apparent justification or gain.

3. Pleasure at violence. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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Torture

1. Feelings of powerlessness and persecution—usually from a situation, often a relationship.

2. Difficulties in home life, unhappiness.

3. Attempt to eliminate feelings of love (to torture oneself ). ... New American Dream Dictionary

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Voodoo

1. Feelings of powerlessness, helplessness and a lack of control.

2. An urge toward earthly spirituality.

3. An attraction to a darker side of nature or self. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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Arabic Months

(Lunar months : 1- Muharram; 2- Safar; 3- Rabi-’uIAwal; 4- Rabi’u Thani’; 5-Jamadul Awwal; 6- Jamadu Thani’; 7- Rajab; 8- Sha’ban; 9- Ramadan; 10- ShawwaI; 11- Zul-Qi’dah; 12- Zul-Hiliah) Seeing a dream during the month of Muharram means that the dream is most true as it is seen. Thus, having a dream during the month of Muharram could be even called a vision and it never fails. Such a dream means success, relieffrom difficulties, release from a prison, or recovering from an illness. Ifthe person had retreated from his town, he will return to it. This interpretation is based on the story of God’s prophet Jonah, upon whom be peace, after he emerged from the belly of the whale. Perhaps the person in the dream may face a great spiritual challenge in his life, or it could mean the death of a great man of knowledge or the emergence of such a gnostic or wise man in that city. Ifthe person seeing the dream is a sinner, it means that he will repent of his sins, for GodAlmighty has accepted the repentance ofAdam, upon whom be peace, during that month.

If the person in the dream is one who hopes for a station of honor, he will attain it, because God Almighty has raised the prophet Enoch (Idrls) upon whom be peace, to a high station during that month. Ifa traveller sees a dream during that month, it means that he will safely return home from a longjourney, because it is the month in which the prophet Noah upon whom be peace, was saved with his people, and it is the month in which the arc settle on top of Mount Judiyyi.

If the seer desires a son, then he will beget a righteous son, because it is the month in which God’s prophets Abraham and Jesus, upon both of them be peace, were born. Ifthe person seeing the dream is suffering from tight financial circumstances and ifhe desired a way out, it means that he will see the light or escape from the danger of his enemy, because this is the month in which God’s prophet Abraham was saved from the fire ofNimrod, or perhaps, ifhe had followed a path of innovation and falsehood, he will turn back to God Almighty and repent of his sin, because it is also the month in which God Almighty forgave the prophet David, upon whom be peace. Ifthe person in the dream is impeached from his leadership position or stripped from his status, he will return to his office and regain honor, because it is also the month in which God Almighty returned the prophet Solomon to his kingdom. Ifone is bedridden, it means that he will recover from his illness, because it is the month in which the prophet Job (uwbp) recovered from his illness, or perhaps it could mean that one will be sent as an emissary with a mission, or as an ambassador, because it is during this month that God Almighty spoke to His prophet Moses upon whom be peace. As for the second lunar month, known in Arabic as Safar, having a dream during it could be interpreted as follows : If one is pessimistic about what he saw, then it could mean the opposite. Ifhe is sick, it means recovering from his illness. Ifone is needy, it means that his needs will be satisfied.

If one is suffering from stress and worries, it means that they can cause him no harm.

If one sees his dream during the third lunar month, known in Arabic as Rabt-rul Awwal, and ifhe is a merchant, it means that his business will grow, prosper and that his moneywill be blessed or perhaps he may conceive a child during that month.

If he is under stress and worries, they will be dispelled.

If he is persecuted or treated unjustly, he will end in a triumph, or it could mean that he will hear good news, or he may be appointed as a governor, or he may admonish people to do good and discard evil, for it is the month in which God’s Prophet Muhammad, upon whom be peace, was born to this world. Ifone’s dream takes place during the fourth lunar month, known in Arabic as Rabi’u Thiini, and if it suggests glad tidings, then one may have to wait and exercise patience, but ifit suggests evil, then such happening will come fast. During this month, seeing a dream also means victory over one’s enemy, or it could mean conceiving a blessed son who will grow to become a gnostic, or a hero, for it is during this month that the Imam ‘Ali, may God bless his countenance and be forever pleased with him was born. As for the fifth lunar month, known in Arabic as JamiidulAwwal, seeing a dream during this month means that one should slow down or scrutinize his buying and selling, or it could mean that he may lose his daughter or wife, for it is in this month that the daughter of God’s Messenger, upon whom be peace, Fatima died. May God. be forever pleased with her.

If the dream happens during the sixth lunar month, known in Arabic as Jamadu Thaw, and if the dream carries a good meaning, it will come, but slow and one should not contradict it.

If one sees this dream during the seventh lunar month, known in Arabic as Rajab, it means that he will gain honor and status, for it is the month of the prophet’s Ascension (Mi’raj) and his night journey to the seventh heaven.

A dream during the eighth lunar month, known in Arabic as Sha’ban, represents honor and ranks, for during this month, every good deed will be honored. As for the ninth lunar month, known in Arabic as Ramadan, in it, all difficulties will be suspended, evil will be shun and stinginess will be dispelled. During this month all what is good will manifest and bad dream will dissipate to become null and void. During this month, the dreams of a believer may be differently interpreted than the dream of a disbeliever.

If one sees the month of Ramadan in his dream, his dream means blessings, profits, commanding good and forbidding evil. Ifthe person is seeking knowledge, then knowledge will be given to him, for it is during this great month that the Holy Qur’an was revealed.

If the person is inflicted with epilepsy, he will recover from it, for the devils and all evil spirits are shackled and are rendered powerless during this month. As for the tenth lunar month, known in Arabic as Shawwal, if one’s dream suggests a war or a conflict, it means that he will come first in it, and that he will triumph.

If one sees the month of Shawwal in his dream, it means that he will come out of difficulties and finds happiness and devotion, for it is the month during which that God’s House, known as the Ka’aba was built. As for the eleventh lunar month, known in Arabic as Zul-Qi’dah, if one’s dream suggests a trip, then the person should refrain from taking that trip or perhaps he should delay it for the better. He also should guard himselfwhere he lives. Ifthe dream denote stress or worries, then he should avoid whatever may cause them. However, if one’s dream takes place duringthe twelfth lunarmonth, known inArabic as Zul-Hijjahindicates ajourney then one may take it, or if it denotes a good business, one should seek it, for it is a most blessed month and it is the month of festivities and sacrifices.

If one sees this month in his dream or sees himselfoffering sacrifices in it, or ifhe sees himself praying the festival of Sacrifice prayers in it, his dream means paying one’s debts or fulfilling one’s vows, repentance from sin, guidance or perhaps his dream may indicate the death of great people of knowledge, the impeachment of governors, the changing of governments, or it could mean a sudden war.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Overpowering A Sheep

In the above case if he sees himself as overpowering the sheep, dropping it to the ground, it means he will over power him and render him helpless and powerless.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Sheep Mounting A Man

If a person sees a sheep mounting him and riding on him it means some powerful and strong man will subjugate him, rendering him powerless.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Broken Arms

Symbolic of being powerless, Ps. 37:17... Christian Dream Symbols

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Limp Hands

Powerlessness, Jer. 50:43 ... Christian Dream Symbols

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Amputation

This is a frightening dream which may be due to anxiety and fear. It suggests feelings of frustration, anger, and powerlessness on the part of the dreamer. This dream may also be related to a radical removal of something from one’s life. Some believe that you are trying to get rid of something that is no longer desirable or necessary or that the limb or the part being amputated has lost its power. According to New Age thinking, the right side of the body is usually associated with the ability to give emotionally, psychologically and physically to yourself and others, while the left is linked with the ability to receive. Carl Jung said that the left side represents the unconscious while right indicates the conscious.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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Amputation

What is being removed from you? Wounds, injury, disappointments. This is a frightening dream which may be due to anxiety and fear. It suggests feelings of frustration, anger, and powerlessness on the part of the dreamer. This dream may also be related to a radical removal of something from one’s life. Some believe that you are trying to get rid of something that is no longer desirable or necessary or that the limb or the part being amputated has lost its power. According to New Age thinking, the right side of the body is usually associated with the ability to give emotionally, psychologically and physically to you and others, while the left is linked with the ability to receive. Carl Jung said that the left side represents the unconscious while right indicates the conscious.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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Cage

This dream symbol suggests that you may be experiencing inhibition and powerlessness in some areas of your life. Additionally, you may be feeling restricted and have concerns about your personal freedom.

(Who holds the key to the cage in your dream?) Consider all of the details in the dream and look for its possible source (i.e. family life, relationships, thoughts and/or feelings, or work life).... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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Chewing Gum 

For several years now, I have been receiving similar dreams from people all over the world.

The dreams are almost exactly the same and involve the dreamers’ inability to get rid of chewing gum.

The more they attempt to remove it from their mouths the larger and more unmanageable it becomes. In the dream they become frustrated and panicky because the harder they try to pull, the larger the mass becomes in their mouths. This dream suggests that the dreamer may experience frustration in daily life due to a large scale or standing insolvable problem that leaves them feeling powerless.

The dream represents an inability to digest or to process information or a dilemma. It also suggests that the dreamer is not able to express him or herself effectively and that repetitive and ineffective verbal expressions are typically used. Chewing gum in dreams may be a sign of childlike behaviors, vulnerability, powerlessness, and a need for nourishment.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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Chickens 

This flightless bird may be pointing to personal characteristics and needs that you may not necessarily want to look at. Consider the activities in the dream, as well as the mood, and then attempt to make a good interpretation. Chickens can represent cowardliness, gossip, excessive talking, and powerlessness. They are not known for their intelligence or beauty, and their presence in your dream could be an invitation to get more serious and better focused.

The more positive suggestion in this dream is in that chickens lay eggs. Eggs are symbolic of something new and fragile. They represent life and development in its earliest forms and as such, their possibilities are limitless.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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Hostage

Dreaming about being a hostage suggests that you may experience feelings of victimization or entrapment. This can be indicative of a situation in daily life, such as an oppressive and unsatisfactory relationship or financial difficulties.

The dream suggests that you may experience feelings of powerlessness and can not see you way out of a difficult situation. Because a hostage is taken against his will, you may be feeling as though you have been trapped by another or by circumstances. Also, the hostage situation in your dream may represent a part of your personality that is not being expressed. It could be your creativity, intellect, or inner freedom.

The purpose of this dream may be to make you more aware of the limiting conditions in your life. Additionally, the dream may trigger your imagination and problem-solving abilities enabling you to see new possibilities.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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Shooting

Shooting someone or being shot yourself is a fearful and violent dream experience. It may reflect aggression, powerlessness, release of strong and dangerous emotions, and/or symbolize a conclusive event in a particular situation or relationship. See also: Guns... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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Teeth

Falling out; means that you may have an upsetting experience with someone or something. Or, simply put, unpleasant news.

To have your teeth cleaned or brushing your teeth; you have to fight for what is yours. Admiring; good news is coming. Toothless; Powerlessness over progressing.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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Vampire

Vampires, for most people, represent powerful and evil creatures. Dreaming about vampires suggests that the dreamer may be feeling overwhelmed in some areas of his or her life and is struggling with negative thoughts, feelings, and actions. You may be currently concerned about ethical or moral issues and are experiencing anxiety as a result.

The vampire represents personal attributes or negative habits that drain energy and resources or cause emotional exhaustion.

If you are being attacked by a vampire, you may perceive yourself as a powerless victim. Interpreting this dream’s message may help you to identify the source of your negative feelings and helplessness. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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Violence

Dreaming about violence indicates you may have a tremendous amount of fear towards and feelings of powerlessness.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

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Passenger

Being a passenger: feeling that circumstances are carrying you along, either because you are passively allowing them to or because you feel powerless to change; sense of being carried along by the process of life, such as ageing. Passenger in car being motivated or moved by someone else’s viewpoints, opinions or enthusiasm; being dependent, per­haps on the person who is driving the car, allowing a second­ary part of self, such as indecision, pride or stubbornness, to direct decisions. Carrying passengers: feeling you are taking the responsibility in work or family. See car. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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Religion And Dreams

In most ancient cultures, consider­ation and even veneration of dreams played a great pan. Some groups felt that dream life was more real and imponant than waking life. Not only were dreams looked to for information about hunting (Eskimo groups), but also for ways of healing physical and psychological ills (Greek dream temples) and insights into the medicinal properties of herbs, barks and clays (African tribal witchdoctors). Common to most of these groups, and evident in the Old Testament, was also the sense that through dreams one had awareness of the transcendental or supersensible. St Peter’s dream of the sheet and unclean animals was a turning point in the history of western socicty —as was Constantine’s dream of his victory if he used the symbol of Christianity.

At its most fundamental, the human religious sense emerges out of several factors. One is the awareness of ex­isting amidst external and internal forces of nature which cause us to feel vulnerable and perhaps powerless. Such natu­ral processes as illness, death, growth and decay, earthquakes, the seasons, confront us with things which are often beyond our ability to control. Considenng the information and re­sources of the times, one of religion’s main functions in the past was the attempted control of the ‘uncertain’ factors in human life, and help towards psychological adjustment to vali­ne rability. Religions were the first social programmes aiding the human need for help and support towards emotional, mental, physical and social health and maturity. Even if prim­itive, such programmes helped groups of people to gain a common identity and live in reasonable harmony together. Like a computer program which is specific to a particular business, such programmes were specific to a particular group, and so are outdated in today’s need for greater integra­tion with other races. Religions also offered some sort of con­cept of and connection with the roots of being.

Example: ‘For two nights running I have dreamt the same nightmare. I am in a chapel walking down the first flight of several flights of steps when I hear loud noises behind me. I am told to run, being warned of the soldiers who ride the cavalry horses nght down the steps, and who run you over if you are in their way.

The horses are fierce and they absolutely race down the steps at the same time every day, and you literally have to lock yourself away in a nearby room which is a long way down the chapel. I ran into the room hearing the pounding of the horses’ hooves. It was a terrible pandemo­nium in that chapel. In the room were school children the same age as me and some perhaps younger’ (Maria H). Maria, who is 16, in describing her dream says she had recently been confronted with whether to have a sexual relationship with her boyfriend. Religion, represented by the chapel, is Maria’s way of locking out her powerful sexual urges. Many dreams show that religion, as a set of beliefs, is used as a way of avoiding anxiety in the face of life’s uncertainties.

For many people, the rigid belief system helps them to avoid uncertainty in making decisions.

Dreams also portray and define the aspect of human expe­rience in which we sense a kinship with all life forms. This is the side of spiritual expenence through which we find a con­nection with the roots of our being. While awake we might see the birth of a colt and feel the wonder of emergence and newness; the struggle to stand up and survive, the miracle of physical and sexual power which can be accepted or feared. In looking in the faces of fellow men and women we see something of what they have done in this strange and painful wonder we call life. We see whether they have been crushed by the forces confronting them; whether they have become ngid; or whether, through some common miracle, they have been able to carry into their mature years the laughter, the crying, the joy, the ability to feel pain, that are the very signs of life within the human soul. These things are sensed by us all, but seldom organised into a comprehensive view of life, and an extraction of meaning. Often it is only in our dreams, through the ability the unconscious has to draw out the signif­icance of such widely divergent expenences, that we glimpse the unity behind phenomena which is an essential of spiritual life, i.e. we all have a life, we breathe, we have come from a mother, so share a universal experience.

Example: To quote J.B. Priestley from his book Rain Upon Godshill: ‘Just before I went to Amenca, dunng the exhausting weeks when I was busy with my Time Plays, I had such a dream, and I think it left a greater impression on my mind than any experience I had ever known before, awake or in dreams, and said more to me about this life than any book I have ever read.

The setting of the dream was quite simple, and owed something to the fact that not long before my wife had visiied the lighthouse here at St Catherine’s to do some bird ringing. I dreamt I was standing at the top of a very high tower, alone, looking down upon myriads of birds all flying in one direction; every kind of bird was there, all the birds in the world. It was a noble sight, this vast aerial river of birds. But now in some mysterious fashion the gear was changed, and time speeded up, so that I saw generations of birds, watched them break their shells, flutter into life, mate, weaken, falter and die. Wings grew only to crumble; bodies were sleek, and then, in a flash bled and shrivelled; and death struck every­where at every second. What was the use of all this blind struggle towards life, this eager trying of wings, this hurried mating, this flight and surge, all this gigantic meaningless ef­fort? As I stared down, seeming to see every creature’s ignoble little history almost at a glance, I felt sick at heart. It would be better if not one of them, if not one of us, had been bom, if the struggle ceased for ever. I stood on my tower, still alone, desperately unhappy. But now the gear was changed again, and the time went faster still, and it was rushing by at such a rate, that the birds could not show any movement, but were like an enormous plain sown with feathers. But along this plain, flickering through the bodies themselves, there now passed a sort of white flame, trembling, dancing, then hurry­ing on; and as soon as I saw it I knew that this white flame was life itself, the very quintessence of being; and then it came to me, in a rocket burst of ecstasy, that nothing mattered, nothing could ever matter, because nothing else was real but this quivering and hurrying lambency of being. Birds, men and creatures not yet shaped and coloured, all were of no account except so far as this flame of life travelled through them. It left nothing to mourn over behind it, what I had thought was tragedy was mere emptiness or a shadow show; for now all real feeling was caught and purified and danced on ecstatically with the white flame of life. I had never before felt such deep happiness as I knew at the end of my dream of the tower and the birds.’

Some Nonh American Indians developed the totem out of similar processes. In one generation a person might learn to plant a seed and eat the results. Later someone might see that through fertilisation more food was produced. Still later some­one found that by irrigating, still more improvement was made. No one individual was responsible for such vital cul­tural information, and the collective information is bigger than any one person, yet individuals can partake of it and add to it.

The totem represented such subtle realities, as it might in a modem dream; as Christ might in today’s unconscious. That older cultures venerated their collective information, and that modem humans seem largely apathetic to it, shows how our ‘religion’ has degenerated. Yet utilising the power of the unconscious to portray the subtle influences which impinge upon us, and building the information gained into our re­sponse to life, is deeply important.

With the growth of authoritarian structures in western reli­gion, and the dominance of the rational mind over feeling values, dreams have been pushed into the background. With this change has developed the sense that visionary dreams were something which ‘superstitious* cultural groups had in the past. Yet thoroughly modem men and women still meet Christ powerfully in dreams and visions. Christ still appears to them as a living being.

The transcendental, the collective or universal enters their life just as frequently as ever before. Sometimes it enters with insistence and power, because a too rational mind has led to an unbalance in the psyche—a bal­ance in which the waking and rational individuality is one pole, and the feeling, connective awareness of the uncon­scious is the other.

Although it is tempting to think of the transcendent as ethereal or unreal, the religious in dreams is nearly always a symbol for the major processes of maturing in human life. We are the hero/ine who meets the dangers of life outside the womb, who faces growth, ageing and death.

The awe and deep emotions we unconsciously feel about such heroic deeds are depicted by religious emotion.

See angel; Christ, rebirth and Devil under archetypes; church; evil; fish, sea creatures; example in whale under fish, sea creatures; heaven, hell; sweets under food; dream as spiritual guide. See also hero/ine; mass; masturbation; old; paralysis; colours; sheep under animals. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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Attorney / Lawyer

A need for fair and proper self-treatment and self- analysis.

The search for what is “proper.” You are making demands.

A symbol of fair treatment for the self.

Call for help, or business problems. Points to career difficulties. Question of fairness, or the opposite of it, is being addressed. Points to powerlessness, or unused persuasive skills.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Power

The game of power is always playing with fire. This image points to your passionate vitality. At issue here are the energies that are available to you and how they are being used.

The image of power addresses your shadow as well as your strength. How are you using your power? Against others? Or is somebody’s power being used against you? Are you feeling powerful or powerless? See Ruler.

Indicates luck and health, or it may be pointing to weakness. More important is how the energy is being expressed—through the heart, the soul, the mind, the body, or the character.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Submarine

Wanting to hide and look at the world from the emotional side (Water). It suggests regression and a weak ego, or being submerged in oceanic feelings and being powerless over them. Even in the presence of great emotional turmoil, maneuverability is still intact. See Diving, Fish.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Superman

Comic book characters and those from science fiction and Westerns are modern symbols for the Hero. They often, however, also express immature masculinity, delusions of grandeur, and being all-powerful in situations where they are surely powerless. This dream image is about the antiquated ideals and unfulfilled goals of the dreamer.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Balcony

also see Buildings

1- To dream of being on a balcony indicates that we are searching for a higher status than we have at present.

To dream of being underneath a balcony indicates that we arc aware of other people’s need for status.

2- Psychologically we are searching for power within a situation in which we feci powerless.

3- When we dream of being elevated in some way, we are just recognising our spiritual competence or progression.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Demolition

1- It rather depends on the circumstances in the dream whether demolition highlights major changes in the dreamer’s life, or a self- inflicted trauma.

If we are carrying out the demolition we need to be in control but if someone else is in charge we may feel powerless in the face of change.

2- We may be conscious of a buildup of emotional energy within ourselves which can only be handled by a breakdown of old attitudes and approaches.

3- Fanaticism and anarchy (a need to break down an old order), can be demonstrated by demolition in a dream.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Hurricane

also see Gale and Wind

1- When we experience a hurricane in a dream, we are sensing the force of an element in our lives which is beyond our control. We may feel we arc being swept along by circumstances or possibly someone’s passion and are powerless to resist.

2- A hurricane can represent the power of our own passion, or passionate belief, which picks us up and carries us along. We may not know how to handle the results of that passion, and feel it could be disastrous for others.

3- The intensity of our spiritual belief is depicted here dependant on the other circumstances in the dream.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Insects

Insects in dreams can reflect the feeling that something is irritating or bugging us. It may also indicate our feeling of insignificance and powerlessness. It will depend on the particular insect in the dream as to the interpretation. Thus, a wasp might indicate danger, whereas a beetle could mean either dirt or protection.

Psychologically, insects can represent feelings we would rather do without. This could be something niggling at our consciences, or guilt. Insects tend to signify negative feelings.

3- Psychically insects can appear in dreams as some kind of threat.

This is one reason why they are often used in psychological thrillers and science fiction. More positively, insects can appear in dreams as reminders of instinctive behaviour.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Pulling

1- Pulling suggests a positive action. We arc being alerted to the fact that we can do something about a situation. In dreams, if we are pulling we are making the decisions within a project.

If we arc being pulled we may feel that we arc having to give in to outside pressures. Extra effort to have something happen may be necessary.

The object we are pulling, and the means by which we are pulling it, may be important (For examples, see Bridle. Rope etc.).

2- In slang terms, pulling means picking up a potential partner. In dreams this can actually translate itself into a physical feeling. We may also in everyday life be being pulled by our emotions and feel that we are powerless to resist. This can translate into the dream image of being pulled. We may feel that we have to go along with something and do not have the ability to refuse. #

3- At a certain stage of spiritual development, there is a feeling of being pulled in a certain direction. We may be compelled lo do certain things without necessarily knowing where the impulse comes from.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Puppet

1- When a puppet appears in a dream there is perhaps a sense of being able to manipulate circumstances or people around us.

A puppet can also represent the more mechanical processes of our being, those activities which go on automatically in the background.

2- If someone else is working the puppet, we may feci that we are being manipulated. It would be wise to look at how we are co-operating in everyday life in becoming a victim.

If the puppet is manipulating us we have become aware that bureaucracy is causing us difficulty. What should be working for us has, in fact, turned into some kind of a manipulator.

3- At certain stages of development, we can become aware that we are powerless without a spiritually motivating force behind us. We arc like puppets in the greater scheme of things.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Tornado

1- A tornado appearing in a dream is a symbol of violent energy of one sort or another. Often it is emotions and feelings against which we feel powerless.

It is a recognisable symbol of energy which has turned in on itself, and has therefore become destructive.

2- While a tornado can be very destructive, interestingly, it can also be very cleansing and it is in this context that it is often met on a psychological level. It sweeps all in front of it, but after its passage there is the potential for new life.

3- Our early ventures into spirituality may make us feel powerless, and at the mercy of all the elements. This can be symbolised by the tornado. However, within the centre there is peace and tranquillity.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Victim

1- In dreams we are often aware of something happening to us over which we have no control. We are the victim in the sense that we are passive or powerless within the situation. Sometimes we are aware that we are treating others incorrectly. We arc making them victims of our own internal aggression, and not handling ourselves properly in waking life.

2- When we are continually creating ‘no-win’ situations this tendency is highlighted in dreams, but may be done so somewhat dramatically.

We may find we arc victims of burglary, rape or murder, for instance. These will not be prccog- nitive dreams unless we do not properly identify our own ability to victimise ourselves.

The nature of the difficulty may reveal itself through the dream content.

3- If the dreamer is repressing his own ability to develop spiritual potential, he will appear in a dream as a victim - a victim of his own making.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Gun

As a lethal weapon in the hand of a shadow character, a gun may express the threat of annihilation. As its shape is somewhat like a phallus, a gun may also represent destructive and aggressive male power.

A gun that will not go off could point to your feelings of powerlessness in a challenging situation.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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